UPND tells off “desperate” PF: You have nothing to offer the people of Chilanga

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The UPND has described as heartless and desperate the move by the ruling PF to parade the wife of murder convict and former UPND Chilanga MP Keith Mukata in abid to gain political capital ahead of the June 5 parliamentary by-election.

And the opposition party has cautioned the people of Chilanga not to trust the PF and its candidate Maria Langa, saying they have nothing to offer.

The Chilanga seat, which fell vacant following the conviction and sentencing to death of Mukata, is widely seen as a two-horse race between the PF’s Langa and the UPND’s Charmaine Musonda who happens to be Mukata’s ex.

On Tuesday, the PF campaign organized a press briefing during which Mukata’s wife Maricoh Hoare called on the people of Chilanga to vote for Langa, saying her husband believed she was the suitable candidate to replace him.

Hoare, who was flanked by Langa and her campaign manager Jean Kapata, also said she had forgiven Mukata and had no intention of divorcing him.

But in response, UPND Lusaka Province chairlady Rose Zulu has charged that the parading of a “grieving and vulnerable’” Hoare showed that the ruling party and its candidate had no meaningful message for the people of Chilanga.

“The people of Chilanga should not trust the Patriotic Front (PF) and Mrs Mariah Langa because they have nothing meaningful to offer but lies,” Zulu said in a statement today.

“And PF Campaign Manager in Chilanga Ms Jean Kapata must be ashamed of herself and her party for parading Mrs Maricoh Mukata for political gain.

“It’s very sad that the PF has resorted to climbing on the back of a grieving and vulnerable woman Mrs Mukata for visibility in Chilanga.”

Zulu noted that the PF’s cold heartedness was displayed in a desperate manner when Kapata wanted to wash off the PF violent acts with painful tears of Mrs Mukata, saying, “How can a reasonable and humane government squeeze sympathy and political support from a deeply heartbroken woman?”

She observed that Langa’s promise to “carry on from where Mukata left off” is further proof that the PF candidate has nothing to offer.

‘We are not surprised that the PF candidate Mrs Langa has nothing important to offer the people of Chilanga and her campaigns this far is pure child’s play.

“Without shame, Mrs Langa had publicly confessed that she would implement the United Party for National Development (UPND) manifesto and programs once voted as Chilanga MP.

“Mrs Langa must realise that the actual meaning of “carrying on from where Keith Mukata left off,” is affirming that the UPND manifesto and programs are better than those of PF,” said Zulu.

She has since called on the people of Chilanga to vote for Charmaine Musonda.

“Therefore, we urge the good people of Chilanga to vote for Charmaine Musonda Mehl and the UPND a party committed to uplifting the welfare of the people of Zambia.

“The PF cannot be trusted with a Chilanga seat or even to preside over national affairs anymore because they have failed and Zambians can feel it.”

 

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2 Responses to UPND tells off “desperate” PF: You have nothing to offer the people of Chilanga

  1. So ba Rose Zulu, it is okay to humiliate Hoare by featuring Keith’s concubine?

    abilima
    May 17, 2018 at 9:50 pm
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  2. This Hoare is more of a desparate political hule. She grabbed Keith from someone and was co habiting with him.

    kenjay
    May 18, 2018 at 9:24 am
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