PATRIOTIC Front deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya says intra party fighting is only bad when it becomes physical.
Speaking when he featured on Radio Christian Voice’s Chat Back programme yesterday, Bwalya said conflict was natural.
“When you look at nature, in-fighting seems to be something that is part of animals and human beings are animals but we are special animals so to speak, we are created in the image of God. In my view therefore, I can say that this is a kind of divine ordained arrangement, when you come to human beings in-fighting only becomes bad if it is physical in-fighting but if it is in-fighting in terms of ideas and so on differing here and there and so on, as long as it is properly managed by the authorities by those with the responsibility of ensuring that these kind of in-fighting doesn’t spill over to negatively affect the organisation and other organisations whose success may depends on this organisation, there shouldn’t be something very bad about it,” Bwalya said.
“What kind of infighting have people been talking about as far as the Patriotic Front is concerned? No one can tell me today that they found me with Chishimba Kambwili at Arcades fighting and Chishimba Kambwili is at the police trying to get a police report, no one can tell you today that yesterday I was manhandled by some PF cadres because they didn’t agree with my position on this or that and so on.”
He observed that there were a few “cantankerous” individuals who could get physical.
“Of course I have seen a story on social media that Max (Chongu) is organizing cadres to beat me up and so on and so forth, I don’t know if this is true or not but you can have one or two people who may be cantankerous in a political party and go to such extents,” said Bwalya.
“The fighting that has been there which people are referring to as in-fighting is not physical fighting, it is about ideas people are saying President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is a good leader and should be a given an opportunity to have his legal two full terms the same way Obama was given his legal two full terms.”