United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema says he will respond to the demands by the women movement for him to retract and apologize to FDD leader Edith Nawakwi over his sexist statement when he returns from western province.
The Non Governmental Organization Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has demanded that UPND leaders Hakainde Hichilema retracts his recent statement and apologize to Ms. Nawakwi and the nation at large for his sexist attacks of the female gender.
But in a telephone interview with QFM news, Mr. Hichilema, who is currently in Western Province says he is currently not in a position to respond to the demands by the women movement but will be able to do so only when he returns.
Meanwhile, UPND deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo has apologized on behalf of the party, to the women movement over the remarks attributed to their former national youth chairman Joe Kalusa, who has threatened to organize party youths on the copperbelt to gang-rape FDD leader Edith Nawakwi.
Lifwekelo says the remarks attributed to Kalusa are unfortunate.
Speaking to QFM, Lifwekelo says Kalusa himself should also take responsibility and apologize for his utterances.