PF antics tarnishing image of Zambia

THE Patriotic Front (PF) leaders are tarnishing the image of the country with their continuous differences at a time Zambians were mourning President Michael Sata, says former Zambia’s ambassador to Japan, Joe Mwale.

Mr Mwale said he was dismayed by some members of the ruling party who were quarrelling at a time when the country was mourning the Head of State.

He alleged that some members of the PF were well known for being violent, but instead challenged them to ensure they mourned the Head of State with dignity and wait for the right time to continue with their campaigns.  “My appeal goes to the PF members who are igniting all this confusion to wait for the right time because this does not give a good picture of the country to our neighbours out there,” Mr Mwale said.

He warned that differences in the ruling party risked putting the country into disarray, adding that it was high time the members who were vying for the top leadership to exercise patience. Mr Mwale said it was unacceptable that some members within the ruling party wanted to embarrass the nation by bringing confusion during the mourning period.

He said Mr Sata was the President for Zambia, and that the world at large was mourning with Zambians, adding that the behaviour by some PF members should not give the country a bad name.

Mr Mwale said it was clear now that there were people who were still against President Sata, looking at their behaviour now.