Lusaka Province minister Bowman Lusambo has dismissed as malicious accusations by NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili linking him to the death of an opposition official.
Kambwili alleges that NDC Lusaka youth chairperson Obet Kasongo was hacked by Lusambo a few hours before the opening of polls for the Roan parliamentary by election in Luanshya last month.
BELOW IS MINISTER LUSAMBO’S RESPONSE
MALICIOUS AND BASELESS ALLEGATIONS
I have been prompted to respond to malicious allegations issued by the NDC that border on criminal defamation of my personal character and that of the public office I occupy.
It is unfortunate that the NDC have chosen to play to the gallery and attempting to use a very unfortunate incident to settle cheap political scores.
The scheme to link me to the reported death of an NDC official is not only callous but cheap and a very unAfrican manner of mourning a departed colleague.
Everyone who was in Roan before, during and after voting knows that I was nowhere the said violent incident.
I therefore challenge the NDC to produce evidence that will show my role in the unfortunate incident.
As we seek public office, I wish to appeal to my fellow politicians to exhibit some level of decency in their political approaches.
If the death reports are true, I would wish to tender my condolences to the family of the deceased.