Don’t shoot me I am just the messenger of President Michael Sata, Zambia’s Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has revealed.
Kabimba who has received condemnation for his actions and pronouncements in both the government and the governing Patriotic Front party where he serves as Chief Executive says his role is to deliver the message be it bad or good.
“When the President and the Central Committee gives me a message, it is my job as Secretary General to deliver it whether it s good or bad” outspoken Kabimba explained. “That is why i was voted into this position. So don’t shoot the messenger, just get the message.”
Kabimba says to the contrary he has no powers as perceived by people adding that he derives the powers from the President.
“No, I dont have any powers apart from those powers I derive from the President,” he said. “I do not make dicisions on my own.”
He was speaking on Friday 14th December 2012 in Lusaka’s Chilenje when he officiated at a skills graduation ceremony for 100 PF women cadres at Tiki school.
Kabimba has come under fire from members of the public following his behaviour at Anti-Corruption Commission and his seven ultimatum expulsion threat to Foreign Minister Given Lubinda.