Rainbow Party General Secretary Wynter Kabimba says if the Anti-Corruption Commission was fabricating cases against opposition leaders, he would also have been in court.
And Kabimba says those who have branded him selfish are thieves whom he can expose if pushed to the corner.
Speaking on Chingola’s Iwave Radio, Monday, Kabimba said if he was a corrupt man, he would have been in jail today.
“If I were a thief, I would have been in jail today. If I were corrupt, I would be in jail today. How come I am the only one without a fabricated case? Let’s assume some of the cases against these guys are fabricated? How come nobody has fabricated a case against me? If the others are in court because Edgar doesn’t like them and they are in the opposition? How come I am in the opposition and I don’t have a case?” Kabimba asked.
Asked whether it was because he did not attack President Edgar Lungu, Kabimba said, “Haven’t I told you here that he is a blind president with a blind Cabinet? Don’t you have OP here in Chingola that can file that report?”
And Kabimba said those who were tarnishing his name were thieves.
“If it were true that Michael had fired me because I was not trustworthy and I was selfish, how come the same Michael said I should continue as a nominated member of parliament?
You are right that there are people who are using this against me but even the people who are using this against me, just look at their character and compare it to me. Look at their levels of integrity and honesty and compare that with me. I restrain myself when I come to these issues because if I decided to pick these guys, and I know them, the ones who peddle those stories, I picked them one by one and I told you what Michael Sata thought about them, they would not be politicians today, they would collapse tomorrow. And tell them what they forgot to edit in the Bible that even if they go to court, I can go and prove what I am saying,” he said.
“There are chaps who are thieves that are calling a clean man like me selfish, but he is a thief. There are chaps that are corrupt who want to lead this country today and they are calling a man like me selfish. There are chaps that have stolen degrees from universities which do not even exist. And they are calling a man like me who has got an impeccable degree from the University of Zambia, and they are calling me selfish, what nonsense is that? I let go of PF purely on principle. Is PF any better today than it was when I was SG? The answer is no, it is not any better.”
He said there was nothing selfish about his character.
“I let go of PF purely on principle. Is PF any better today than it was when I was SG? The answer is no, it is not any better. It was not my mother’s party, it was not my father’s party, so I let go and I said if there is somebody who can do this job better than I have done it, please get them to do it. Is that the character of a selfish person? No. I said to Mr Sata, if you can find someone who is better than me, whom you can nominate, please do so, this is your discretion, this is your prerogative. Is that the character of a selfish person? The answer is no,” said Kabimba.