THE Patriotic Front (PF) Copperbelt Provincial Chairperson Stardy Mwale has suggested that United Party For National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema and Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) president Fr Frank Bwalya could have been attacked by MMD members on the copperbelt.
Speaking to the media yesterday, Mr Mwale said the opposition should not always accuse and put blame on the ruling party whenever they are harassed when they come in the province.
“These people also have their own enemies, in fact UPND have mentioned themselves that their number one enemy was MMD, so what if it’s the MMD that harassed him, how does the number three enemy come in,” he said
He said there was need for opposition leaders to stop putting blame on Government but instead concentrate on explaining to the Zambia people what they will do when they come in power.
On Friday, the PF in Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces dismissed claims by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema that he was attacked by PF cadres while featuring on a radio station in Ndola.
Mr. Clement Katongo said that their investigations carried out by the party had revealed that claims by the opposition party leader were not true.
Mr Katongo said findings by the party are that Mr Hichilema was attacked by ordinary citizens who were not happy with his attacks on President Michael Sata.
He said the PF on the Copperbelt was not even aware of Mr. Hichilema’s presence in Ndola because he was not a factor on the Copperbelt.
Mr. Katongo , who is also Lusaka Province Information and Publicity Secretary, said PF was the most peaceful party in Zambia.
He added that insults and defamatory stories on the president through on-line media was the worst form of violence.