Chama takes on Kabimba

Suspended Patriotic Front (PF) Lusaka Province chairman Davis Chama has accused PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba of promoting hate messages against a selected group of people in the ruling party.

Mr Chama has since denied assertions that President Michael Sata has accused him, Road Development Agency (RDA) board chairman Willie Nsanda and Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili of sponsoring revolts against Mr Kabimba who is Justice Minister.

And Mr Nsanda said he could not remember attending a meeting at which President Sata accused the trio of being behind the calls for the expulsion of Mr Kabimba from the PF and where the ruling party president ordered the expulsion of former PF Lusaka district vice chairman Julius Komaki.

Mr Chama warned Mr Kabimba who is Justice Minister against dragging the names of other senior party members into dirty politics.

He described reports that President Sata accused him (Chama), Mr Nsanda and Mr Kambwili of sponsoring the anti-Kabimba demonstrations as nothing but mere fabrications meant to implicate the trio in non-existent differences with the Head of State.

He said while he was part of the meeting at which President Sata had summoned Mr Komaki and his counterpart Benjamin Siwila, he was not ready to divulge the details because the meeting was confidential.

Mr Chama said he was not privy to the claimed directive by President Sata ordering the expulsion of Mr Komaki and Mr Siwila.

“Those are Wynter’s problems and he should not drag me into his problems. That story that President Sata has accused me, Mr Nsanda and Mr Kambwili of sponsoring the revolts against Kabimba is nothing but fabrications meant to implicate us into non-existent issues,” Mr Chama said.

He said if Mr Kabimba had been promoting unity and reconciliation in the party, they could not have been the scheming to purge some of the members of the PF.

And Mr Nsanda said he was not aware that President Sata had accused him together with Mr Kambwili and Mr Chama of sponsoring Mr Komaki to mount the anti-Kabimba campaigns in the ruling party.

Mr Nsanda said he had attended many meetings with President Sata and that at no time did the Head of State accuse him of being behind the demonstrations against Mr Kabimba.

“You are saying the President has accused me of sponsoring the anti-Kabimba demonstrations? Ask those who have that story how they got those facts. Let them share with you their facts because I cannot recall the President ordering the expulsion of Komaki,” Mr Nsanda said.

And when contacted over his purported expulsion, Mr Komaki said he had not received the letter and could not discuss the meeting he had with President Sata because it was highly confidential and that it was attended by many other officials who were not mentioned.