The United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused Hon. Munir Zulu, the Independent Member of Parliament for Lumezi, of being a paid political mercenary sent to undermine the good works of President Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND-led government.
Speaking to journalists, UPND Deputy National Youth Chairman Trevor Mwiinde expressed disappointment in Hon. Zulu’s failure to provide evidence to back up his allegations after the ultimatum he had given.
“Members of Parliament are called Honourables because they are supposed to conduct themselves in such a manner. When Hon. Munir Zulu gave that press briefing and gave the challenge of 24 hours, we thought he would do the honourable thing and act within that timeframe.
However, we are shocked that after both Ministers and the ACC responded, Hon. Zulu has remained quiet. What he has done is demeaning the Honourable position that society has given to him,” said Mwiinde.
Mwiinde went on to accuse Hon. Zulu of being a paid political mercenary, stating that his failure to provide evidence was a clear indication that he was not acting in the interest of the country.
“Our brother Munir Zulu has failed to live up to the standards of being called Honourable by failing to give evidence after his own given 24-hour ultimatum. Due to that, we are convinced that he is a paid political mercenary sent to frustrate the good works of President Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND-led government,” said Mwiinde.
Mwiinde has also called upon Zambians to ignore all prophets of doom, including paid mercenaries like Zulu, who he says do not mean well for the country. He has urged Zambians to support the developmental agenda being spearheaded by President Hichilema and the UPND-led government.
“We would like to warn them that they won’t manage. What they are trying to do is just a storm in a tea cup,” Mwiinde said.
In response to these accusations, Hon. Munir Zulu has not yet made any public statements. It remains to be seen whether he will provide evidence to back up his allegations or respond to the accusations of being a paid political mercenary.