ACTING PF secretary general Nickson Chilangwa has charged that President Hakainde Hichilema refused to evacuate former president Rupiah Banda and that is why the fourth republican president died at home.

Meanwhile, Chilangwa says President Hichilema must stop running the country like his personal farm.

Chilangwa said this during the launch of the launch of the PF Women’s movement in Ndola on Sunday.

“When he (Banda) was sick, president Edgar Lungu could release the presidential chopper and let him use it for treatment. But this man…where on earth can a former president die in the house? He requested to be evacuated, but he (President Hichilema) said ‘use a bus’,” Chilangwa claimed.

But efforts to get a reaction from President Hichilema’s spokesperson ANTHONY Bwalya proved futile by press time.

Meanwhile, Chilangwa said President Hichilema should stop running the country like his personal farm.

“Stop behaving and running Zambia like a personal farm. This is not your company. Stop running Zambia like your personal farm and we should not be intimidated, we are here for a long war. This nonsense should come to an end now,” Chilangwa said.

“Hakainde Hichilema if what you promised the people of Zambia, go back to repent. I thought when he went to meet the Pope, he was going to repent, alas he just went to take pictures. I have never seen a government that loses popularity in three months…We know the tactics the UPND used to win the elections. We know who they used…I heard some woman in Parliament saying the shortage of medicine in hospital is caused by the PF, what sort of foolishness is this?”

And speaking at the same event, former Lusaka Province minister Bowman Lusambo said President Hichilema was the only liar who was the Head of State of a country in the world.

“Copperbelt has hot politics. If we are united, there will be fire in the country. 2026 whether they like it or not, UPND kuyabebele. PF and Edgar Lungu left things on the ground. If there is a President in the entire world, President Hakainde Hichilema is a liar number one of a president,” said Lusambo.

PF chairperson for information Raphael Nakacinda said President Hichilema’s government was the weakest in Zambia’s history.

“He does not know what to do. Everything is [blamed on] the PF when he wakes up in the morning. He is moving up and down, yet we worked and Edgar Lungu is home just watching him. We need to be strong. A liar will always look for people to fight. Even if he does something to us, we will continue to speak for the people. Today, now Hakainde has made a deal to give KCM to his friends that is why he now wants to remove the liquidator Milingo Lungu…Hakainde has taken the bloggers to stay at State House to be insulting the PF and all of us,” said Nakacinda.

Meanwhile, PF chairperson for women Kampamba Mulenga said she feels lazy to be in Parliament nowadays because ministers did not have answers.

“The cost of living has skyrocketed beyond imaginable levels. The PF used to take good care of the Zambian people. When you go at the hospital, there are no medicines. Instead of sorting out the problem, the President is just busy travelling around the world. Women make revolutions in a country. If we don’t stand up, we will die in this country. I even feel lazy to be in Parliament these days because these ministers fail to give us answers,” said Mulenga, who is also Kalulushi PF member of parliament.