ZDC National Chairman Langton Sichone said the dismissal of Mr. Mwaanga from government should serve as a warning to serving ministers, who are in a habit of making irresponsible statements on matters that border on national security and sovereignty.
Mr. Sichone told ZANIS in Kafue today that the nation would not tolerate irresponsible statements, from people holding public office, that could jeorpardise national peace and security.
Mr. Sichone also commended the Post Newspapers for exposing Mr. Mwaanga adding that this is how the media should operate if it is to act as a media watch dog.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sichone challenged government and President Mwanawasa to explain the alleged US$7 million owed to Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, Katanga province Governor Moses Katumbi.
He said government to treat the matter with the seriousness it deserves to avoid straining relations with the neighbouring countries.
Mr. Sichone said it is important that the damage caused by the former minister be rectified so that Zambia and Congo can continue enjoying cordial relationships.Â
He said the earlier government settles the issue of Katumbi with the government of Congo the better.