The New Congress Party (NCP) has reported United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema and National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) consultant Chishimba Kambwili to the police for falsely accusing President Edgar Lungu of being the owner of the controversial 48 houses in Chalala area in Lusaka.
The NCP Party which is led by Peter Chanda have asked the police to investigate whether Hichilema and Kambwili had not defamed the President through their “reckless” allegations.
According to Pastor Chanda it was insane for the two opposition party leaders to accuse President Lungu of being the owner of 48 flats which have been forfeited to the State by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
“We have reported Mr Hichilema and Mr Kambwili to Central Police Station in relation to the matter that President Lungu is involved in the 48 houses case which was brought by the Anti-Corruption Commission,” Pastor Chanda said.
He said his party wanted Zambians needed to understand that politicians had a duty to the nation that whatever they said was true.
“At the same time being responsible citizens, we try to ensure that there is sanity in the political circles,” Pastor Chanda said.
The man of God claims that stated that Kambwili’s utterances contravened section 67 of the Penal Code.
He adds that the utterances by the two incited people to hate President Lungu.
Pastor Chanda states that the public allegations were also defamation of President Lungu.
“The Anti-Corruption Commission have stated that they have thoroughly investigated this matter from 2016 to date and they could not find the owner of the houses.