Patriotic Front (PF) Lusaka Province chairlady Maggie Mumba has accused the pro-Wynter Kabimba faction led by Geoffrey Chumbwe of destroying the ruling party.
And Julius Komaki has charged that Chumbwe and his pro-Wynter Kabimba clique had resorted to propaganda in an attempt to change the public perception that they were a violent group that participated in the in-fighting last week which left Moses Simuwela dead.
Mumba who has not been talking about the wrangles in the PF yesterday broke her silence and blamed Chumbwe who is her boss for causing violence and divisions in the party.
She has said it was wrong for Chumbwe to blame the Komaki led group for the violence stating that before the Lusaka Province PF chairman joined the ruling party, there had peace and unity in the ruling party.
She said before Chumbwe joined the PF, the ruling party had eight chairmen in the province and the party was organized and peaceful.
“Let me tell you my brother that the people who are destroying our party is Chumbwe and his group. These are the people who have no love for the party. Chumbwe is not even PF, he came from the MMD and soon after he joined, we started having confusion in the party.
And Komaki who is the Lusaka district PF acting vice chairman said in an interview yesterday that Robert Chikwelete, Chumbwe and Goodson Banda should stop shifting the blame and calling his group thugs because Zambians were aware that thr trio together with their sponsors were responsible for the vilence that had rocked the ruling party.
Komaki who is recovering from the wounds he suffered after he was hacked by a machete said the PF had been destroyed by Chumbwe and his group for supporting a cause that was dividing the party.
He said those who were pro-Kabimba were trying to divert attention from the cases the police were investigating against them.
Komaki said the people who were being investigated for the fracas that has since claimed one life had hatched a propaganda campaign against those who were hacked in an attempt to change the public mindset.
He however said it was comforting that Zambians were aware of who was responsible for the violence in the ruling party and that it would not help them to begin accusing the police of inertia in their investigations.