PF Lusaka Province Chairman Christopher Shakafuswa has refuted a statement by police that PF cadres broke into former President Edgar Lungu’s house.
Mr. Shakafuswa said the statement by the Zambia Police claiming that it is PF cadres who broke into the house of former President, Edgar Lungu and stole 2 television sets is very careless, unsatisfactory and quite unprofessional.
“For the record, we want to categorically state the fact that the purported suspects that the police claim to have arrested are NOT members of the Patriotic Front. We have checked and verified our Party registers and we can confirm that there are no such names in our records” Mr. Shakafuswa.
He said it is shocking that the Police could be dragging the name of the Party in the mud when they could have simply reached out to the Party Secretariat to verify whether or not the said suspects are indeed members of the Patriotic Front.
He said that there are no PF cadres who are found at President Lungu’s residence.
“The former President has retired from active politics and he has nothing to do with party cadres. Members of the Patriotic Front go to the Party secretariat and not the residence of President Lungu so the police should desist from putting the name of President Lungu into public odium” He said.
He has since challenged the police to be professional and not to be used as political tools for propaganda purposes.