Former First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba has denied joining the United Party for National Development (UPND) as its Vice President for Administration replacing Richard Kapita.
There was a statement circulating on social media stating that UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumango announced the appointment of the former first lady as UPND vice president for administration. The statement was circulated on social media and caused a storm among supporters of the Patriotic Front (PF) and the UPND.
The statement read;
“Former firstly lady Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata has been appointed as United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President for Administration with immediate effect, taking over from Mr Richard Kapita who left the party to join the PF. Announcing her appoint, UPND Chairperson Mutale Nalumango said Dr Kaseba had shown and demonstrated exemplary service to the people of Zambia during the time she served as first lady. Mrs Nalumango said her willingness to assist and ensure that every Zambian, be in the rural or urban areas was recognised and taken care of was a rare virtue in many politicans today hence the party decided to adopt and appoint her as Vice President.
Mrs Nalumango has since wished Dr. Kaseba the very best as she takes up her new appointment in the party’s quest to see to it that a better Zambia is realised for every Zambian.
Issued by: Jonas Kalimamukwento (Personal Assistant to Dr. Kaseba)
Cc. UPND President Hakainde Hichilema
But Dr Kaseba on her official Facebook page Bev Kaseba, Dr Kaseba wrote;
“I often wonder how people can blatantly tell untruths and be able to face the world. To start with, I don’t have a personnal assistant let alone know of any Jonas Kalimamukwento.
I wonder how UPND would make such an appointment without consultation and consent from me. I urge all to ignore that false statement with the contempt it deserves and if anyone knows of this Jonas please let me know for he deserves to be in prison. I remain proudly PF (patriotic front).”
In April Dr Kaseba appealed to the person running the fake page bearing her names to close it.