The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party in Lusaka has challenged its outspoken Rachel Chileshe to stop insulting Republican President Edgar Lungu or face the wrath of the law.
The PF founding members Charity Banda and counterpart Francis Mukuka said it is totally unacceptable for Ms Chileshe to continue castigating President Lungu for no apparent reasons.
Ms. Banda, in a walk in interview with ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday, castigated Ms. Chileshe for putting the name of the Head of State Edgar Lungu and the entire PF leadership into disrepute.
She urged the outspoken PF member who is Matero Constituency MP Mile Sampa’s sympathiser to form her own political party than what she termed as riding on the projects started and embarked on by the PF government leadership.
“I challenge Ms. Chileshe to form her own political party than riding on PF projects instead of putting the name of President Lungu and the entire PF leadership into disrepute. She’s just a disgruntled person who is being used by selfish politicians in Matero,” Ms. Banda said.
Ms. Banda said Ms. Chileshe is not a founder member of PF at all but instead she ( Chileshe) is being used by selfish politicians bent on dividing the ruling party.
She threatened that she will ensure that the Police to arrest Ms. Chileshe for insulting President Lungu which is contrary to the laws of Zambia.
President Lungu is keenly following the legacy of late president Michael Sata and chided all PF and government critics, she said.
Her accomplice , Mr. Mukuka said that Ms. Chileshe belongs to the ‘PF cartel’ which he said is leading a frustrated life.
Mr. Mukuka challenged Ms. Chileshe to come out in open if she is a ‘true green’ or staunch PF which was formed by late republic president, Michael Sata.
He said President Lungu is on track to take Zambia to greater prosperity and he should be supported by all well-meaning Zambians.
“President Lungu is devoted to develop the country and those criticizing him should be shameful of themselves.
Efforts by ZANIS to get a comment from Ms. Chileshe on her claims denouncing President Lungu and the PF proved futile as her mobile phone went off.