The Lusaka City Council has given outspoken activist Chilufya Tayali 48 hours to explain why legal action should not be taken against him for buying goods from street vendors.
Mr Tayali releases images which show him buying food from street vendors.
LCC Acting Director-Public Health Edgar Mulwanda said there is a complaint from members of the public on Mr Tayali’s habit of buying food from the streets.
But Mr Tayali has dismissed the letter from the Council saying he will continue buying food from poor people.
He accused Lusaka Mayor Miles Samp of abusing his office.
“This is what job when you vote for a fool in office,” Mr Tayali responded.
“I danced when when that guy won an election alas, this guy is not a leader, because he doesn’t know how to look after people. We have a Ben10 in that office.”
He added, “I am for the poor and I will die defending and helping the poor. I am going to sleep happily tonight because I shared the little I had with the poor. But someone, wants to play politics with me and charge me for my Goodwill in helping the poor when they are not creating employment and opportunities for the citizens.”
“What a shame to whoever wrote this letter and all those behind him. I will not bow to nonsense and foolishness. I would rather pay the price for the poor. Stop investigating, just come and arrest me I will never stop sharing with the poor and I have no time to respond to stupidity.”