By Nation Reporter
THE much publicised Black Friday called by the United Party for National Development (UPND) flopped because Zambians did not want to associate themselves with issues which are sacrilegious, Patriotic Front (PF) Lusaka Province Youth Chairman Kennedy Kamba has said.
Mr Kamba said Zambians largely ignored the UPND Black Friday march because they knew that the opposition party was seeking sympathy and attention over the death of Mapenzi Chibula for which they were responsible.
the UPND allegedly murdered two PF officials in Kasama and Chongwe and the ruling party did not want to play politics with the people by conducting processions that were ungodly.
He alleged that the UPND should also be held accountable for the death of Mapenzi in Chawama because the ruling party was of the strong belief that the killing of the girl could have been engineered within the opposition party.
“I hope that even the family of Mapenzi now realise that they have been used to further the political fortunes of one man who doesn’t care how many people die, as long as his ambition is achieved.
“UPND have been such a violent political organisation and innocent lives have been lost. Two of our officials, Paul Longwane in Chongwe and Vincent Chanda in Kasama died and we suspect the UPND. So why are they trying to play holy? Zambians remember all that,” he said.
Mr. Kamba also cautioned the UPND that they should consider their aspirations of forming government next month impossible, as Zambians would never vote for them because of their violent behaviour.
He said UPND had invested in violence and would do anything to bring confusion in the country.
He, however, noted that Zambians were peace-loving people and would vote for a party that had always promoted peace.