Addressing a press briefing today Fr Bwalya revealed that he had mobilized 53 witnesses for his Defamation of the President case currently in the Kasama Magistrates court including a Bemba language white priest who is an expert.
The outspoken opposition leader also said he could have moved a motion to impeach President Sata if he was a Member of Parliament for the Head of State’s interference in the affairs of the Shilubemba (Bemba Royal Establishment).
“I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that things I have been saying on the phone are being tapped and being given to somebody who probably is wreckless and does not understand the way the state machinery operates and is passing on these things to people who are posting these things on certain websites, finding themselves in newspapers,” he said.
“I believe this is happening in this country and it is a shame. This is what we mean when we say the country has gone to the dogs. This is what we mean when we say the country has lost the moral campus.”
Fr Bwalya added: “How did they know I was going to Kasama? Through phone tapping my phones are heavily tapped and I cannot change my numbers I am not a criminal for me to be using this number, the following day another number. People can attest to this I have never changed my 096 number and 095 number.”
He said he had mobilized Bemba interpreters for his court case to explain Bemba proverbs including the now famous “Chumbu Munsholwa” proverb.
“…when we go to trial I am going to justify so far I have assembled 53 witnesses including interpreters in the language of Ichibemba, including a very old white priest who has studied Bemba and has been teaching Bemba who is going to explain imisosele shachibemba nachumbu munshololwa umo alola,” he said.
Fr Bwalya said President Sata deserves to be impeached for his misconduct on various national affairs.
“President Sata deserves to be impeached by interfering with the Bashilubemba process,” he said.
“If we had a strong parliament and maybe I was leader of the opposition in parliament the first thing I would have done this time around was to move a motion to impeach the president for abusing his powers.”
He added: “But I am privy to information which at the right time I will bare why the President is behaving in this way…Umubula lwafiliechitika kwa Chitimukulu natwishiba uko lwaingilile. This is why we have been appealing to Mr Sata that he should believe in the 10 commandments.”