Saturday, April 13, 2013

HH prays for Sata's death - Kabimba
By Roy Habaalu in Kapiri Mposhi and Mukosha Funga in Lusaka
Sat 13 Apr. 2013, 14:00 CAT

WYNTER Kabimba says Hakainde Hichilema has been praying for President Michael Sata's death so that he can have a chance to become president. But Hichilema yesterday said Kabimba was just dreaming.

Drumming up support for PF candidate Eddie Musonda, for the Kapiri Mposhi by-election slated for April23, Kabimba, who is PF secretary general and justice minister, said Hichilema wanted to take over leadership the way did with UPND after Anderson Mazoka's death.

"HH Hichilema since 2008 has been praying that President Michael Sata dies. That's been his prayer so that he takes over the leadership. He wanted to take over the leadership the way he took over UPND leadership through the back door," he said.

Kabimba said the people of Zambia decided to vote for President Sata because of his rich political credentials and humility.

He said unlike Hichilema, who carried himself as a wealthy man with a lot of cattle, President Sata always served the interests of the poor.

But Hichilema, when contacted, said: "That is just confusion in Wynter's head. I have no comment. Kabimba must deal with his confusion.
Those are just his dreams. I can't comment on them. Let him continue with his imaginations."

And Kabimba said educated Zambians were the biggest cowards to change and in terms of moving the country forward.

"Those of us educated in this country have let this country down. We want to sit in the comfort zones of our offices while children and women are suffering. Today we see a lot of educated Zambians coming to us saying 'give me a job because I am more qualified than the person you sent to Malawi'. They want to come and replace Dr Phiri and myself," he said.

"This country will only change if we all agree that something went wrong under the MMD…that Zimba was a wrong candidate and leader for you in Kapiri. Tomorrow, Zimba will join Mulongoti's People's Party." Kabimba said the prosecution of Rupiah Banda was to prove that he ran a corrupt government.

Kabimba said the PF would prove that the MMD was a corrupt government.
"We are questioning Mr Rupiah Banda because his party stole money meant for hospitals and schools for your children, and HH says we are persecuting him. When we were in the opposition, we said MMD is corrupt and we are still saying it now that MMD, under Rupiah Banda, was a corrupt regime. They stole your money meant for development and improvement of your children's' livelihood. Are we wrong when we question him on behalf of the people of Zambia?" asked Kabimba.

And education minister Dr John Phiri said the PF would remove its candidate if he failed to live among his constituents after winning the elections.

Dr Phiri said MMD's Lawrence Zimba had neglected the children and people of Muteteshi. "To show how useless he (Zimba) is, he's now UPND. I came here with the secretary general of the party to tell Musonda to change the lives of these children. Even if you were bewitched by MMD, change for the sake of these children. If you forget these children and women and go to paradise (Parliament) you're finished. Parliament for many people is a big job. Don't just look humble because you are looking for votes," said Dr Phiri.

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