No ridicule will stop UPND from applying Mapatizya formula – Hichilema

Zambian eye HHOpposition United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema says no amount of ridicule will stop his party from peacefully and democratically applying the Mapatizya formula in the forthcoming Mpongwe and Livingstone by-elections.

Mr. Hichilema says the Mapatizya formula, which he maintains has nothing to do with violence, is being refined so that it can even be sold to other democracies.

He says the UPND will not pay attention to chief Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni’s attempt to discredit it.

Mr. Hichilema says the Mapatizya formula is friendly to the democratic, but is only hated by people who steal votes in an election.

Speaking in an interview with QFM, Mr. Hichilema says the formula cannot be compared to the PF’s “Don’t Kubeba” as the PF’s slogan was only aimed at cheating the people.