UPND Pemba MP Mutinta Mazoka says she has no intentions of crossing the floor to join the ruling PF.
Mrs. Mazoka told a media briefing in Lusaka today that defecting to the PF would be below her integrity and status.
“I have no intentions of joining the PF, I will however continue working with government officers because these officers are there for all Zambians and Zambians pay taxes to keep these government officers to work for them,” she said.
“People especially those working in the media should be able to differentiate between an MP working with the government on government programmes and those MPs wishing to join the party. I have never considered working with the PF as a party.”
She added, “I therefore challenge my son Brian Hapunda to retract his statements which he made without even checking with me to the effect that I had started working with the PF.”
Mrs. Mazoka said she had invited the Office of the Vice President for check on the hunger situation in Pemba which she considered was her role as MP.
“By associating myself with government officers, I’m not in any way suggesting that I have joined the PF. The media should help break down these perceptions that any MP who is seen to be working with government functionaries has joined the party. The party and the government should be viewed separately.”