WYNTER Kabimba and his friends at the Post Newspapers are desperate people who want a quick change of government in order for the next regime to protect them from their transgressions, Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has charged.
‘‘I want them to come out in the open and tell Zambians if Government, through ZRA, did not write off their tax debt when the PF formed Government.
He said Zambia was facing such heightened regime change propaganda because people behind it have always blackmailed all former presidents but this time around they have failed to do it with President Lungu.
In an interview, Mr. Kambwili said the Rainbow Party leader and Post Newspaper proprietor Fred M’membe were pushing for regime change in order to save themselves from various transgressions they have committed.
He said the PF Government was aware about the scheme crafted to discredit President Edgar Lungu through negative reporting or publicity ahead of next year’s general elections both locally and internationally ‘‘in order to fix’’ the ruling PF Government.
“We are ahead of their scheme to discredit Government here in Zambia and abroad. They have crafted this ugly scheme in order to instill fear in foreign investors who would want to invest in the country.
‘‘Their main interest is all about protecting themselves. All they want is to foster or push for a regime change with the hope that the next government will keep them off the hook. The law is after them and it has caught them as they were trying to hide,” said Mr. Kambwili.
He said the plan for regime change was based on hatred, bitterness and lack of patriotism and was intended to serve personal interest.
“These negative stories the Post write about Government are unpatriotic and unZambian. I want to challenge them to come out in the open and state the truth if, for instance, they don’t owe Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA).
On Mr. Kabimba, Mr. Kambwili said the Rainbow Party leader added no value to Zambian politics with the agenda he was promoting.
“Mr. Kabimba adds no value to politics; ask him what solution does he have for Zambia apart from insulting and frustrating President Lungu? Even these trigger happy UPND guys know that the PF has performed to the expectations of many Zambians.