Roan PF rebel member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili says he is off politics of attacks for now, so that he concentrates on praying for the prosperity of the country.
And Kambwili says State House hackers have once again gained access to his Facebook page and deleted the exposé he made on President Edgar Lungu’s press aide Amos Chanda.
In an interview with News Diggers! Kambwili said he was not going to respond to President Lungu’s punching threats because it was a week of national prayer, fasting and reconciliation.
“I think from my own point of view this is a week of national prayer, reconciliation, forgiveness and repentance and I think in this week, every person should concentrate on this co-business of prayer and national building. I don’t want to make a comment on what other people say about themselves or others. I think in the next one or two weeks my concentration will be on this and I don’t think I have any time to comment on such issues as the President saying he has got a big punch or he can knock out someone,” Kambwili said.
He urged Zambians to pray for the country’s leadership.
“I mean, it will be unChristian for me to start talking about those issues when we have a big responsibility of praying for our leaders in order for them to prioritise making the lives of the poor people bearable or indeed putting the poor people as a priority. So for this week I am off such kind of comments and my preoccupation is to ask every reasonable Zambian that let’s put our heads together to fast and pray for Zambia. To pray for the prosperity of this country and pray even for the leadership that they may focus on the improvement of the lifestyle or living standards of the poor people,” Kambwili said.
“My expectation is that people will go to the national prayer day genuinely, and I am using the word ‘genuinely’, to pray for national building, reconciliation and fostering development by putting the poor people first. Looking at suffering of the people on the Copperbelt more especially the miners who have lost their jobs, those miners who are very badly treated in terms of salaries and all that. Then also looking at the civil servants who have been marginalised by being given a paltry nine per cent salary increment when other taxes have been increased in the budget. After the national day of prayer, fasting and reconciliation, I expect that the government of the day must relook the salary increment for the teachers and all the civil servants.
Meanwhile, Kambwili said he did not delete the exposé against Chanda which he reposted on his Facebook page, after it was earlier deleted.
When asked why the exposé was no longer on his Facebook page, Kambwili said it he was not aware that it was deleted again.
“Like I said, can we concentrate on national prayers, fasting and reconciliation and putting the poor people first. This is the week I am in. Please, I am concentrating on the core issue of this week which is prayer, fasting and repentance,” said Kambwili.
“In a nutshell, I have not spoken to Amos and neither has anybody spoken to me about Amos. As far as I am concerned, we have not removed any posting relating to Amos Chanda. The other day it was hacked, and I am sure, the same hackers must have hacked it again. I will check it. There is no way… I told you even the other day that we didn’t remove it. Again if it has been removed, we will check if it has been hacked and we will take remedial measures.”