UPND in Livingstone has expressed its disappointment over Vice President Guy Scott’s tribal remark during his arecent BBC interview where he demeaned the Tongas.
In a statement released and made available to the Daily Nation by Livingstone district spokesperson Neto Halwabala, he said that the UPND is saddened that a person holding such a high office as vice
president can utter such words which are inclined to divide the country on tribal lines.
“We are saddened as a party that a person holding such a high office as vice president can utter such words which are inclined to divide the country on tribal lines,” the statement reads
“English is not a tribe in Zambia and therefore, Guy Scott who has no tribe in Zambia should not be allowed to sow seeds of tribalism. His statement very irresponsible and an insult to the people who hail from Southern province,” Halwabala said in the statement.
The statement further reads, “To the contrary, UPND as a party has consistently been sympathetic with the current health condition of our head of state. Besides being a politician, Mr. Sata is a family man and shares with them the emotional pain they are going through during his illness.”
Halwabala said in the statement that “It is our (UPND) wish that he
recovers quickly to come and run the affairs on the country,” “Guy Scott should expect summons for defamation over his utterances,” the statements reads.