Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Chama has dismissed claims that he insulted the people of Southern Province, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
The PF Secretary General has been making news headlines following his controversial tribal remarks which disparaged the Tonga Speaking people of Southern Province.
It is alleged that Davies Chama made a demeaning statement that Tonga women must bear their polygamous husbands many children so that one of them can be president after 100 years.
The remarks annoyed Southern Province traditional leaders that made them petition President Edgar Lungu to fire the PF Secretary General and his Deputy Mumbi Phiri for their divisive language.
Officiating at a PF Southern Province mobilization tour at Chikankata Primary school on Tuesday 8th December 2015, Mr. Chama protested that as a cultured person raised in a Christian family which upheld morality and Christian values, he cannot utter sentiments that discriminate a human being on account of one’s tribe.
He said accusations are aimed at scandalizing him for political mileage by some political opponents.
The PF SG further predicated that the accusation will be given prominent in the runner up to the 2016 general elections by his competitors.
“I want to talk about something that I was accessed about, I was accused that I insulted the Tongas, “babeja” where I come from, the mother who taught me was a Christian, I don’t insult, and I don’t insult, but these are politics! People are politicking! No Mr. Chama has insulted the Tongas, I don’t insult! I cannot insult my fathers, I cannot insult my mothers, Tongas are my fathers and my mothers, Chama said”