PF Lusaka Province Chairlady Margaret Mumba has challenged FDD leader Edith Nawakwi to prove that people who attacked her in Mutendere are PF cadres.
Ms Mumba said that it is not correct for Ms Nawakwi to ask for an apology from President Edgar Lungu without proof that people who attacked her belong to the ruling party.
She has since asked Ms Nawakwi to respect the head of state and not drag his name into what she termed as cheap political talk.
Meanwhile, the United Party for National Development (UPND) has said that it fully supported FDD President Edith Nawakwi’s demands for President Edgar Lungu to apologise to her following a violent attack by suspected PF cadres on meeting she addressed in Mtendere yesterday.
UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma said that the attack on a peaceful is unacceptable and has no place in Zambia.
Mr Kakoma said that the act must be condemned quickly and publicly by the President in order to prevent more such attacks, otherwise it is becoming clear that violent cadres will continue to conduct more violent attacks on political opponents.
Mr. Kakoma said that the State, and in particular the Commander in Chief of the armed forces President Lungu must take up the responsibility of protecting citizens, regardless of age, gender, tribe or political affiliation.
He noted that at this time of increasing hardship, it is more important than ever for leaders to be sharing their ideas and proposals with the people about how they would like to see the situation turned around.