Copperbelt Jerabo Commander identified as Tobias Mwamba has warned the Patriotic Front leadership in the province against lying that the ruling party is intact.
In a message sent to News Diggers, Mwamba complained that the PF youths in the region were suffering while senior party leaders who send them to beat up opposition UPND supporters were enjoying alone.
“Naiwe watemwa lyonse pa airport iwe ati iyo ‘Mr President Copperbelt is intact’, ine wilambikilako ati intact. Ulelanda ati Copperbelt ukufumishako Toby, ili intact. Wilambikilako ine, nama commanders bonse wilababikilako na chairman na general wilababikilako. Iwe wine watemwa ukubepa lyonse pa airport ati awe Copperbelt is intact, intact inshi? Apo wikala apo iwe napa secretariat yaba UPND nimupepi naapo. Elyo twaleuma ba UPND abaleteka ama meeting apo tapali abafuminepo pa ng’anda apo nangu ni bululu wobe aisa mukutwafwa ulibuli. Abaiche besu balikontoka amolu, twakwete abaiche besu 73 ebo balepwile imitwe twabatwala pa Central. Palya uwafumishe indalama ni general na chairman. Imwe mwaba mu chipani tapali eyo mwafumishepo nangu ni one ngwe. (You, who likes saying at the airport that ‘Mr President, Copperbelt is intact’, don’t include me. You should be saying that Copperbelt excluding Toby is intact. You live just near the UPND secretariat but when we were beating the UPND who were holding meetings, no one came out of your house to help us. Not even your relatives. Our youths who were injured were 73 and when we took them to Central, the person who paid was the general and chairman. You people in senior positions never removed anything not even a ngwee,” Mwamba said.
He lamented that the top leadership in the PF was enjoying alone and barring the youths form having audience with President Edgar Lungu.
“Kwaisaba futi ati iyo GBM baleisa muno na Hakainde, mwaikelefye muma yanda namuikomela imwe bonse mwe ba chipani. Twaya pa road block twa blocker, taishile. Ku radio Chengelo twaya. Ifwe tatwakonkele ati pantu tupepa ku Katokolika. Twailiya na pa radio Chengelo palya pene twaya blocker ku radio Chengelo but nga yafika ati ba President balolekesheko pali ifwe, ati abana bandi, ati ‘iyo awe first naifwebene tulechitako benefit’, mulechita benefit? Uko mwakana ama plot tulabako ifwe? Nangu ama plot, mwalimonako ama shina yesu pama plot palya? Tapaba! Tatwisako nakuma Civic centre ati tupeniko plot, fwebene twaishibafye ukuibombela no ku supporter ba boss [ba Edgr Lungu]. (When you told us again that GMB and Hakainde were coming to the Copperbelt, you people in party positions just locked yourselves up in your houses. We went and blocked the road and also went to radio Chengelo. We still went on and blocked radio Chengelo not minding that we were also Catholics. But when it’s time for President Lungu to help us, you say ‘no, we also need to benefit’. You want to benefit? Are we present when you are sharing plots? Have you seen our names on list of plots? We don’t even go to Civil Center to request for plots. The only thing we know is working and supporting the boss [President Lungu],” said Mwamba.
“So ifyakwebati mulepunda ati ili intact, taili intact. Abantu balelila insala kuno elyo mulyafye mweka. [Anyway], Mulelya ifine, twalimimona sana tapaba epo indalama shimifishya. Tulamimona bonse abali mu MMD, abengi ama minister, twalibamona efyo bapwa. Balipwa so mulelya bwino ififine. Umwine boss ngatulanguluka akatupela elo ngatupela boss mukaileisa ukulapita umungulu kuno, mukamona ifo tukamichita. Ifyo tulandila ifwe tusapotafye boss. (So for you to announce that ‘Copperbelt is intact’, its not intact. People are crying of hunger when you are there enjoying. Continue enjoying, we know you. Money does not take you anywhere. We see those who were in MMD, many ministers have been neutralized. They are finished, so continue enjoying yourself. When our boss thinks of us, he will provide. And when he provides for us and you start coming here aimlessly, you will see how we will deal with you. And that’s why we say that we only support our boss.”