Kabwata Times Nonsense [opinion]

On Friday June 6, 2014 I got a call from a friend who alerted to me to a story attributed to me on Kabwata Times Facebook page. I asked my him to copyaste the story and send to my email. He did just that and here it is, including all the typos, misspellings:

‘With the current state of the opposition in zambia, I don’t see the patriotic Front Government loosing the 2016 General elections they might have a few hiccups here and there but the opposition is not offering adequate checks and balances to the PF government which will result to the PF bouncing back into power, instead of the opposition telling the people what they will offer to the millions of zambians when elected they are showing they are been bitter they are also not doing a lot of ground work, Most people in rural Zambia are happy with the Roads, Clinics, school, health centres and many other things been delivered to them… Chanda Chimba III’.

I never said any of the words attributed to me by whoever is running the Kabwata Times Facebook page. This is very cheap and I ask that this be stopped. But then later in the evening I was informed that one Chanda Chanshi had posted more than three comments one after the other taunting Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND for calling me a ‘Prophet’. Could it be that this same Chanda Chanshi is behind this cheap scam and Kabwata Times.

The fact is I have covered and filmed quite a number of press briefings by the UPND president just like I have covered a number of MMD events as well as those of the Oasis Forum, the Grand Coalition on the constitution and many others. Just on Friday June 6, 2014 itself, I went over to the MMD Secretariat to film the media briefing addressed by the FDD president Edith Nawakwi on behalf of sixteen other political parties. For obvious reasons the only events I do not cover are those of the ruling Patriotic Front, PF as I would be reduced to pulp.

What Kabwata Times should know is that I have a cordial professional relationship with the UPND leader and many other politicians for that matter. But my personal view about Hichilema is that I have always considered him a gentleman and I know that he too has a personal opinion about me. We are all entitled to opinions aren’t we?

Infact all the opposition leaders who were at the media briefing addressed by Nawakwi Friday June 6, 2014 are all gentlemen and ladies including Frank Bwalya and Mike Mulongoti. But is it wrong for Hichilema or any other person for that matter to call me a ‘Prophet’ in reference to what Chanda Chanshi and Kabwata Times already know?

The best Kabwata Times and whoever is behind it can do is to leave me alone and stop creating stories which they in turn attribute to me. Cheap, very, very cheap no wonder last year in August they even created a so called official Facebook page for Chanda Chimba, III. I reported to the Zambia Police, Lusaka Central who did nothing about it until I contacted Facebook who asked me to submit my full details with a copy of a government identity document which I did and within hours my so called official page was pulled down.

Kabwata Times are you also behind the Chanda Chimba who calls in to every radio station? Come on stop this very, very cheap scam and leave me out of your agenda.

Source : Zambia Reports

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