And the former information minister has formally apologised to the people of Southern Province over disparaging remarks attributed to him.
“I came here to basically unreservedly apologise to the Tonga speaking people before the people of southern province and the Zambians for the unfortunate statement that I made on ZNBC,” Kambwili said. “This I have reflected and I want to say that I have withdrawn the statement and unreservedly apologise to the people of Southern province. My first apology was through my radio interview but I felt it was important that I come to the custodians of Southern province who the Chiefs so that I can physically apologise to them.”
Kambwili, who was accompanied by former Copperbelt minister Mwenya Musenge and former Kabushi PF member of parliament Lombani Msichili, was met in town by Bweengwa UPND member of parliament Kasauta Michelo who guided the delegation to chief Moonze’s palace.
At the palace, He was met by chief Moonze’s indunas who ushered him in to meet the host traditional leader and chiefs Hamusonde, Chikanta and Chona.
In 2015 while featuring on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview programme, Kambwilisaid the people of Southern Province would rather vote for Hakainde Hichilema and not for Jesus Christ in an event that the Son of God contested elections.
But his remarks attracted widespread condemnation from Zambians across the country, although Kambwili initially refused to apologise, insisting that he was merely stating a fact.
However, since his expulsion from the PF more than two weeks ago, the outspoken legislator has sought to mend fences with the people of Southern Province.