The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has declared that second Republican President, Frederick Chiluba, has been judged enough and cautioned politicians and members of the civil society to desist from commenting further on Dr. Chiluba’s health at the expense of development.
ZCTU Vice President Sam Phiri warned that the issue of the fomer president should be
left to the court and the medical doctors handling the matter.
Mr. Phiri, who is Acting ZCTU President, said there should be a ‘cease fire’ on the health of Dr. Chiuluba, advising technocrats, politicians and patriotic Zambians to channel their energies on developing the nation.
Mr. Phiri was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.
He also accused the media of exarbating to the problem and appealed to the media
houses to highlight real issues of development to allow Dr. Chiluba have enough
”There should be some cease fire on the health of Dr. Chiluba. Let the nation put their energies on developmental issues than dwell so much on one thing. Dr. Chiluba has been judged enough and let the Court and Doctors charged with the responsibility of handle the matter adequately. He should have peaceful rest ahead of his corruption case,” Mr. Phiri said.
Dr. Chiluba and 19 others were found liable by the London High Court and were
ordered to pay back 85 per cent to the Zambian government of what he stole.