WYNTER Kabimba betrayed late president Michael Sata after proclaiming himself a true disciple of the head of state and Zambians must not be duped that he (Kabimba) could be a decent political leader, the Patriotic Front (PF) has said.
PF media and publicity committee vice-chairman Sunday Chanda said Zambians had not forgotten that Mr Kabimba did not even attend President Sata’s funeral let alone sending a message of condolences to the family and the nation when during Mr Sata’s life, he pretended that he loved the former president more than any other Zambian.
Mr Chanda in a statement to mark the first anniversary of the dismissal of Mr Kabimba as Justice Minister and PF secretary general described the one year spent without Wynter Kabimba as peaceful and progressive.
He said Mr Kabimba would remain on unwanted and rejected political product that would not be easy to sell even if he was rebranded and repackaged by his image builders.
Mr Chanda said Mr. Kabimba was blinded by power and fake popularity through his friendly media in their futile attempts to sell him to the nation as a successor of late President Sata, adding that he became a hated figure in the PF and the entire nation.
He said Mr Kabimba was always given wide press coverage by his friends at a known media house, as they were still doing today, portraying him to the public as President Sata’s chief praise singer, while demonizing those within PF who were perceived to be their political opponents like President Edgar Lungu, Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda and others.
Mr Chanda said the result of Mr. Kabimba’s acidic politics was serious divisions within PF with intraparty and interparty violence.
“…Even some opposition leaders who today are quiet hated Mr. Kabimba, with UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema even stating that even if Kabimba was the last lawyer on earth to represent him in Court, HH would prefer going to prison,” he said.
Mr Chanda said Mr Kabimba was a man that played ping-pong with progress in the Constitution making process, which was only reversed when President Lungu became Justice Minister.
He said late President Michael Sata’s decision to appoint President Edgar Lungu stabilized the PF and healed wounds and divisions caused by Mr. Kabimba.
“Despite the cartel fighting tooth and nail to hijack power once again following the unfortunate death of President Sata last October 2014, PF members and Zambians rallied behind President Lungu and defeated those forces of evil. Against all odds, President Lungu was first elected as PF President and subsequently as Republican President seven months ago,” Mr Kabimba said.
And Mr Chanda has advised the MMD leader Nevers Mumba to look at the man in his mirror and ask the man he would see to change his ways.