The opposition UPND has launched a scathing attack on the ruling PF describing its leadership as morally bankrupt and suffering from a special mental illness.
UPND Deputy Spokesman Kuchunga Simusamba said threats by PF leadership that they will mobilise their youths to sternly deal with UPND members that will demonstrate over the constitution are unfortunate.
PF leaders including Deputy Minister in the Vice Presidents Office Stephen Kampyongo and PF Lusaka Youth Chairman Kennedy Kamba have threatened to deal with UPND members that will demonstrate over the constitution mailing process.
But Mr Simusamba charged that the mental and moral bankruptcy that has afflicted most PF leaders is responsible for their alleged failure to understand democratic norms.
He said the special disease of the mind makes PF leaders misfits in a democracy.
He said most PF leaders sound as though they are out-patients from a greater east university behind Mtendere in apparent reference to Chainama Hills Hospital, a mental health facility.
‘W e are disappointed with the threats coming from the PF leadership but we have always understood that most PF leaders suffer from a special kind of mental and moral bankruptcy that actually makes them misfits in a democratic setting like ours,’ Mr Simusamba said.
He added, ‘If you analyse the statement, it makes them sound like out-patients from a greater east university behind Mtendere there.’
‘In a democracy, protests are a norm and when people are not happy, they must be allowed to exercise their democratic right to protest. In this particular case, the UPND are not happy with the way Edgar Lungu and his crooks have been handling the constitution making process and so we intend to show our displeasure by marching from our party Secretariat up to State House.’