Monday, June 17, 2013

UPND, MMD have colonial mentality - Kabimba
By Roy Habaalu
Fri 14 June 2013, 14:01 CAT

WYNTER Kabimba says the UPND and MMD have inferiority complex and colonial hangover and have hired lawyer Robert Amsterdam to redeem their images.

Commenting on allegations by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema that the ruling party was more corrupt than MMD, Kabimba, the PF secretary general, said Hichilema and MMD were bitter that they lost elections.

"In their bid to try to redeem their images and their faltering political parties, they have found it fit to commission a consultant in the name of Robert Amsterdam to vilify His Excellency President Michael Sata and the PF government in the international media," Kabimba said.

"They realise that they do not have the capacity to diffuse the widespread popularity of the PF in view of its development programmes across the country. While Mr Amsterdam at first introduced himself as the lawyer for former president Rupiah Banda and his son Henry, he is now championing the anti-removal of subsidies campaign and corruption allegations, exposing his true colours as a hired political mercenary for UPND and MMD."

Kabimba said when the PF was in the opposition and made allegations of corruption by the MMD, they did not hire any mercenary to fight for them.

He said the PF used established institutions to fight for their causes.
Kabimba said as a result, they managed to have a tribunal set up against former transport and communications minister Dora Siliya.

"We even commenced an action in the High Court against the then first lady madam Thandiwe Banda. We did not retain an Amsterdam to do this because we do not suffer from an inferiority complex and colonial hangover in the manner the UPND and MMD leadership do," Kabimba said.

He said the leadership style and form of the UPND and MMD could not serve the interest of the people if voted into power because they would be sellouts to foreign interests.

He said the two parties were collaborators with foreign interests against their own people at a time when Africa was fighting to shed off the last vestiges of neo-colonialism.

"What a shame! The campaign by Mr Amsterdam will not yield any results which would bring UPND and MMD into power. Mr Amsterdam has failed to have the former prime minister of Thailand, Mr Shinawatra, regain power despite waging a similar international media campaign. He has no success story to tell except give a ray of unfulfilled hope to desperate men of fickle characters such as Mr Hichilema and his surrogate, pastor Nevers Mumba," said Kabimba.

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