United Party for National Development (UPND) Lusaka Province Chairlady Rosa Zulu has said Mumbi Phiri’s attempts to curtail UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s wife from speaking against the incarceration of her husband is ill-intended and out of line.
In a statement unveiled to the media yesterday, Ms. Zulu said Mumbi Phiri has no legal or moral right whatsoever to advise Mrs Hichilema not to speak against the ills her husband and her family have been subjected to by the allegedly PF led Government.
Ms. Zulu expressed worry that Mrs Mutinta Hichilema is a victim and instead of being supported, another woman who is also PF Deputy Secretary General decides to hold a Press Conference to attack Mrs Hichilema.
Mumbi Phiri even had the audacity to hold a press briefing to attack a selfless and innocent woman, Mrs Hichilema
She noted that it will be imprudent for Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Secretary General (DSG) Mumbi Phiri to expect Mrs. Hichilema to be silent after the heavily armed police without a warrant invaded her home, broke her gate, damaged her house, stole from her house, tortured her workers, teargased her, the son and the husband.
“Mumbi Phiri even had the audacity to hold a press briefing to attack a selfless and innocent woman, Mrs Hichilema. It’s a well-known fact that Mutinta Hichilema has always shied away from the public life”
“She is a very private person who rarely speaks or appears in the public domain. Her recent statements have been necessitated by the manner in which police misconducted themselves during the raid at her house”
“Zambian need to be weary of the likes of Mumbi Phiri. By attacking and calling Mrs Hichilema a liar is going out of the political realm and is bordering on personal hate”
“My advice to Mumbi Phiri is to keep her hands off Mrs Hichilema. She is a dignified and respectable woman whose privacy has been invaded. She is currently going through a turbulent time and instead of giving her emotional support she decides to kick her when she is down” Ms. Zulu said