National Democratic Congress secretary general Mwenya Musenge says he has a lot of respect for President Edgar Lungu but that he will not hesitate to insult him if pushed too far.
Musenge, who was angered by PF cadres who smashed his car at 5fm radio today, said he did not understand why the cadres accused him of insulting President Lungu on radio when the programme hadn’t even started.
“We have a lot of respect for Edgar Chagwa Lungu but if he wants us to start insulting him, we can do that. Techalo chakwawishi na nyina (it is not his father or mother’s world). No no no, I am injured, I am not going to report this matter to the police, I am not going to the police. Naya mukufwaya ama tires, mbike nakumotoka yandi elo mfume napano (I am going to look for tires, put to my car and leave this place), that is all. If you want you can find someone to go to the police but I am not going there myself. These people came and attacked me here. I have not even appeared on the radio, I have not even said a single word for somebody to say ‘no he insulted or what’. You know you allow this country to become lawless as it is,” said Musenge.
Meanwhile, NDC national youth chairman Charles Kabwita accused Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo of orchestrating the attack.
“As a party we are extreemly disapointed with the behaviour of Kennedy Kamba, his chief commander of the youth at national in the PF, Kampyongo Stephen. We know, we have been informed by members of the PF that this instruction came from Kampyongo who is minister in charge of home affairs. Kennedy Kamba suprisingly was among the youths that came to attack us. A question one can ask is what have we done to deserve this kind of behaviour?” Kabwita asked.
“We had about 60 youths who came to attack us and they have caused damage to 5fm, a radio station where we came for an interview. They have caused damage to the property of Eric Chanda, a Land Cruiser, a vehicle which was just parked, it was here for other business, a Mark II has also been damaged. Now why go to an extent of even carrying guns on innocent people like us? I wish to remind Kennedy Kamba that governments come and governments go.”
The cadres stormed 5fm Radio premises and smashed Musenge’s car as well as that of NDC Spokesperson Eric Chanda, among others.
The cadres only scampered when Chanda fired warning shots.