UPND Secretary General Winston Chibwe confirmed reports this morning that PF Copperbelt provincial youth chairperson Menyani Zulu was chief organizer for plans to arrange 10 buses to ferry unemployed youths to deal with Hichilema for alleged continued attacks on President Michael Sata and his government.
Chibwe has disclosed his has since written to the Inspector General of Police alerting her on the alleged threats to attack its party leader who described Sata as a hyena with no plan.
The UPND leadership has, however, vowed to protect themselves should the state police fall short. Zulu has complained over Hichilema’s statement at a press briefing on Monda June 11.
PF youths in Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces are also planning to hold peaceful demonstrations over the alleged disparaging remarks Hichilema uttered on President Sata.
Meanwhile, The ruling Patriotic Front says it is not surprised with UPND leader Hichimela’s continued attacks on Republican President Michael Sata because he is known to be disrespectful.
PF deputy national chairperson Elizabeth Phiri has however warned Hakainde to desist from his tendency or risks being faced by his fellow cadres because he is behaving like a cadre.
Phiri says the national leadership of the party has no time to react to Mr. Hichilema’s remarks because doing so will be promoting him.
Phiri says the UPND leader is better left to be handled by his fellow cadres at district level.
She notes that Hichilema should just accept that he will never be president of Zambia and concentrate on organizing his party instead of sowing a seed of hatred in the country.