The Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Secretary General (DSG) Mumbi Phiri has branded Zambia’s veteran Politician Vernon Mwaanga a pathological liar.
In a statement unveiled to the media today, Ms. Phiri said the ruling party has noted with deep concern a statement purportedly signed by a group abusing the banner of Freedom Fighters that includes Dr. Vernon Johnson Mwaanga.
She said Dr. Mwaanga is a former diplomat and Minister under UNIP and Minister under MMD regime before late President Levy Mwanawasa fired him for misrepresenting facts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Ms. Phiri further noted that with that background in mind, Dr. Mwaanga was recently exposed as having embarked on clandestine activities to tarnish Zambia’s image to the international community, information he initially denied.
She said despite his denial following the exposure, it is now clear that there is more to Dr. Mwaanga than what meets the eye and warned that he is still the same Mwaanga who attempted to lie to late President Mwanawasa and those who count on him for political expeditions do so at their own peril.
Ms. Phiri also noted that Dr. Mwaanga is on a clandestine mission to discredit Zambia’s image and he is not doing for free.
“The question Zambians must ask is, whether Mr. Mwaanga is paying for his unpatriotic tour of duty or serving interests of those who specialise in finding desperate voices as articles for hire.
“Lastly, Mr. Mwaanga must announce his return to active politics so that we know how to relate to him. We can assure him that the more lies he tells about Zambia and President Lungu, the more truths we will tell about him. He wrongly believes the passage of time has healed and cleansed his deeds UNIP and MMD. We remind him that there has not been collective amnesia on the part of Zambians. We have no option but to revisit the history of a man who has abused his God-given intelligence with the lusts of the flesh and expediency” Ms. Phiri said.