UPND Northern Province chairman Nathan Ilunga has lodged a complaint against Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for expressing hatred against people because of tribe.
In a letter addressed to the Officer-in-Charge at Kasama Central Police, Wednesday, Ilunga stated that GBM was hateful, and the statement he made prevented people from freely exercising their rights.
“My complaint is based on the numerous tribal statements that Mr Mwamba has made in public over the last few months in which he has shown open contempt and hatred for Zambians that come predominantly from the Western, North-Western and Southern regions, respectively, especially the Tonga-speaking people. Most recently, Mr Mwamba uttered a statement on (9th August 2019) at Chambeshi Market in Kasama in which he was heard to say the following (Northern, Luapula and Muchinga will be a ‘no go’ area for UPND and that Hakainde Hichilema should not be allowed to enter in the said regions),” read the letter.
He added that the police should refer to Mwamba’s utterances recorded on both print and electronic media.
“A CD of the footage and media statement as directly reported by Smart Eagles showing him making this statement as well as public reactions is enclosed, herewith, for your information and also refer to The Mast Newspaper dated August, 13, 2019 page 11 or Kasama’s Radio Mano can be contacted for the audio. In my understanding, this statement by Mr Mwamba is full of hate and contempt and additional threatening the use of violence and other means to prevent the people he refers to from freely exercising their rights as citizens. I, thus, submit my complaint for immediate action,” stated Ilunga.