Former Vice President Enock Kavindele has written to President Edgar Lungu to facilitate the handover of property that was grabbed from former President Frederick Chiluba on account of alleged corruption.
And MMD faction secretary general Raphael Nakachinda said that his party would be forced to conduct peaceful demonstrations to ensure that Chiluba was honoured.
Meanwhile the Jewish Community in Zambia held a Memorial ceremony for Dr Chiluba at Embassy Park that was attended by his first wife Vera.
Kavindele who served as Dr Chiluba’s deputy said he had teamed up with former cabinet ministers in the Chiluba administration to compel President Lungu to restore the seized properties.
He said that he would lead a fight that would ensure that Chiluba’s immunity was resolved posthumously.
“Dr. Chiluba wanted Zambians to become property owners that is why he sold council houses to sitting tenants, the idea was to start the construction of the Presidential Housing Initiative-PHI, Dr Chiluba, was a great man,” Kavindele said.
Kavindele said Chiluba never stole but was framed by individuals he helped ascend to power.
“I know that Dr. Chiluba, was not a thief and society has been made to believe that. He was framed by those who used the media to make Citizens think that the Man, who brought democracy in Zambia stole money in Government” said Kavindele.
Kavindele said that he was writing a book detailing the presidency of Dr. Chiluba, which he hopes will avail more details which most Zambians may not be privy to.
And Nakachinda said that members of the former ruling party will be forced to conduct peaceful demonstrations in view of pressing the current administration to honour late Chiluba.
“Some of the people, who are now cabinet ministers, are beneficiaries of the freedom of association that Dr. Chiluba, believed and wanted to see to it that Zambians can freely talk” said Nakachinda.
The event was attended by former first Lady Vera Chiluba, former ministers Peter machungwa, ambassador Mumba Kapumba, former deputy speaker of the National ASssembly Mutale Nalumango among other eminent persons in Society.