FRED M’membe has turned his mother Florence Sibeso into an agent of hate and malice against President Edgar Lungu in a schemes to fight his political war against the Head of State, Frank Bwalya has charged.
Fr Bwalya said it was immoral for Mr M’membe to have chosen to use his mother to propagate hate messages against President Lungu under the guise that he (M’membe) was a victim of death threats from the Head of State.
In an open letter to Mr M’membe’s mother Sibeso, Fr Bwalya said Mr M’membe had been undermining the leadership of President Lungu from the time late president Michael Sata fired his progeny, Wynter Kabimba as secretary general of the Patriotic Front (PF) and Justice minister.
Fr Bwalya told Mr M’membe’s mother that the Post Newspaper owner was angry that late president Sata had fired Mr Kabimba and given the positions of secretary general of the PF and Justice Minister to President Lungu who was at the same time Minister of Defence.
He said in the letter that it was disappointing that Ms Sibeso could accept to be used as an agent of hatred and malice against President Lungu so as to champion the political interests of her son who was the image builder for Mr Kabimba.
He stated that it was unfortunate that Mr M’membe was attempting to poison his mother’s mind so that she could develop the same hatred he had been habouring against President Lungu and other prominent personalities in the country.
Fr Bwalya said he had decided to write to Mr M’membe’s mother after a story in which Ms Sibeso was extensively quoted as saying was awaiting the death of her son at the hands of President Lungu.
“I wish to assure that President Lungu is a good man who would never harm your son Fred M’membe. The truth of the matter is that your son has deliberately misconstrued what President Lungu said as part of his known hate propaganda aimed at demonising President Lungu who is God-fearing. I am therefore very disappointed that Mr M’membe, your son has decided to use you as a mother as his agent for hate messages and nihilistic malice against Zambia’s humble President. It is immoral and outrageous for Mr M’membe to involve you as a mother in his political battles.
At your age, we all consider you as our mother and even President Lungu is your son and it is my humble appeal that you play the role of a mother and not fanning and promoting hatred,” Fr Bwalya said.
He said Ms Sibeso was expected to be a unifier as a mother and not to promote hatred among the people and advised that as a mother, she had the duty to help people live in harmony and not to create imaginary wars.
Fr Bwalya said it was unfair for Mr M’membe to have elected to drag his mother into political battles whose sole agenda was simply to get State power and use it to balkanize the country and annihilate political enemies under the guise of fighting corruption.
It is also my prayer that you will decide to phone President Lungu and sample his gentleness and should it happen that you succeed to speak to the President, I am sure that no one will succeed in poisoning your mind and heart against the Head of State,” Fr Bwalya said.