UPND has sued Bishop Edward Chomba for defamation of character. Chomba has been dragged to court for openly calling UPND President Hakainde Hichilema as a Satanist and freemason who will devour the children one elected President.
According to a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court Mr Hichilema has stated that he has been severely injured in his credit and reputation and has been brought into scandal, odium and contempt.
PF president Edgar Lungu and party secretary general Davies Chama have also been sued as the first and second defendants respectively for not directing their members or supporters to observe the electoral code of conduct.
On Tuesday, Acting President Guy Scott unreservedly apologized to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema over a statement linking him to Satanism issued by Bishop Edward Chomba at a PF rally in Kabwe.
He said Bishop Chomba is fraud who has run away from problems in the USA adding that he was not even invited to speak at the Kabwe rally but merely forced himself on stage.
“Allow me to wholeheartedly and unqualifiedly offer the apology of the PF leadership to Hakainde Hichilema and anybody else who by implication was accused of eating babies and drinking blood and so on and for forth by a certain bogus Bishop who forced himself on stage, he didn’t even tell us who he was,’ Dr Scott claimed.
Dr Scott added, ‘This Bishop Chomba just appeared on the stage and started saying he was Bishop this Bishop that Chomba, who I think he had some problems in the US and decided to come here. He has been proved to be a complete fraud many times’
‘Like I said, we apologise wholeheartedly, we don’t want a campaign based on taking advantage of people’s ignorance and superstitions, we want a campaign based on development, education and health and democracy. So please take that as one hundred percent position of the PF.’