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UPND reacts to video ‘insulting Lungu,’ Mubita Nawa reported to police, he apologises

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The United Party for Nationa Development (UPND)’s Presidential Assistant for Special Duties Mubita Nawa has apologised to the nation over video that is making rounds in which a person allegedly being filmed by Nawa is seen insulting President Edgar Lungu.

He says the matter happened on November 15th 2020 when they made a Live broadcast and on that video, he adds that a third party uttered words for which the party and himself apologised then and still do today whole heatedly.

Meanwhile, news filtering through is that Nawa has since been reported to police, by a concerned citizen and member of the MMD, Geodffrey Mulenga. The police are said to be investigating the matter.

He writes:

On November 15th 2020 we broadcast a Live broadcast. In that video a third party uttered words for which we apologised then and still do today whole heatedly.

We have never and will never insult any leader and we shall continue to walk according to the cultures and traditional upbringing of our nation.

The circulating video has been edited and we shall provide the full video to the police at an appropriate time.

The journey to political liberation is not and will never be an easy one. Our resolve to shield justice from unjust and unfair attacks on individuals and institutions remains strong.

Meanwhile, HH’s Office has reacted to the video:

The office of President Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND, as well as the party itself, have taken note of a video footage currently being circulated, in which an identified individual is seen and heard using uncouth language against and towards the Republican head of government.

The footage, is however, being attributed to the UPND’s Presidential Assistant for Special Duties Mr. Mubita C. Nawa.

The party President’s office and the party itself takes exemption to all manner of aggressive behavior, whether it is directed at our party members or indeed those external to the organization.

The party, using existing internal party processes as laid out in our party constitution, is actively looking at the matter for both content and context, and ensure that it is brought to a logical conclusion quickly.

We urge all our members and the general citizenry, to exercise both caution and sobriety, and remain both constructive and objective, when engaging in both public and private conversation.

Mr. Mubita C. Nawa remains a valuable member of the party and we shall work together to make sure this sort of unfortunate, unintended occurrence does not repeat itself.

Issued: Anthony Bwalya
UPND Presidential Spokesperson
3 May 2021

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