The opposition MMD says President Lungu will have to live with the mad he dragged his name through when he decided to pardon musician Clifford Dimba popularly known as General Kanene who was convicted on defilement charges..
In an interview MMD Spokesperson Raphael Nakacinda said the President dragged his name into the mad and now he has to live with it because of the reckless decision he made to pardon someone because he sang a song for him.
Mr. Nakacinda said the decision which he said was purely made because Kanene sang a song was a miscalculation from State House.
” The President has shot himself in the foot on General Kanene, his decision to pardon him just because the man sang a song for him was a high level of miscalculation from State House, a song is not enough to convince a person that he has reformed,” he said.
He said what General Kanene needed was for him to reform from his inherent abusive character and that the President should have focused on that as opposed to releasing him from prison before he had reformed.
Mr. Nakacinda said the President embarrassed himself when he pardoned Kanene and made him his ambassador for Gender Based Violence GBV and that he has to live with the embarrassment.
Yesterday President Lungu revoked the appointment of Mr. Dimba as GBV ambassador because of the on going court case were he is accused of beating up a woman.