Kafulafuta circus: MMD insists Evelyn Mwanawasa has not withdrawn, family maintains she is out of the race

Confusion has now ensued over the candidature of MMD’s Evelyn Mwanawasa in the July 25 2013 Kafulafuta parliamentary by election after the party insisted that she has not withdrawn from the race.
Former Lands Minister Gladys Nundwe who says she was the spokesperson for the Mwanawasa family issued a statement earlier today announcing that Ms. Mwanawasa had withdrawn her candidature on account of poor health.
But the MMD has insisted that Ms. Mwanawasa is still its candidate for the Kafulafuta seat and dismissed Ms. Nundwe’s statement describing it as political fraud.
MMD Deputy National Secretary Chembe Nyangu maintained that Ms. Mwanawasa has not officially communicated to the secretariat over such moves.
Mr. Nyangu said Ms. Mwanawasa was in the field campaigning as late as Wednesday morning after which she asked for leave to go to the hospital to have her health checked.