Kalusha Gesture At Gabon Memorial Snubbed
Some families of the Gabon air crash victims on Saturday rejected Kalusha Bwalya’s monetary gesture left during the 19th anniversary at the heroes’ acre at Independence Stadium in Lusaka.
Peggy Mwape wife of the late Faz president Michael Mwape who died in the air crash off the coast of Gabon in April 1993 said thanks but no thanks for the gesture from Kalusha.
Mwape including other families commemorating the 19th anniversary also held a separate remembrance service to the Faz delegation who had come earlier on Saturday morning.
“We are told that he came, whoever was present we do not know.We marched as families but when we came here we are told that the president had just left,” Mwape said.
“Then he left some money that should be used as talk time surely….pressmen and women K200, 000 ! We have survived for 19 years without any help from FAZ, not even a pennyor even a ngwee. Why should he today give us that money we do not need it.
“Kalusha Bwalya should not forget that he was part and parcel of that team but fortunately was saved by the grace of God.”
Mwape also demanded that the crash report be released by the PF Government as promised by sports minister Chishimba Kambwili.
“If the government does not do anything I myself I have the powers to exhume my late husband and bury him by my farm,” Mwape said.
“It is pointless coming here every year getting nothing.”