WE are aware of schemes by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema to incite citizens and sow seeds of discord on the Copperbelt as he is meeting mine owners, Patriotic Front media director Sunday Chanda has said.
Mr Chanda in a statement yesterday said it was sad that the same people who left a trail of misery on the Copperbelt after their scandalous involvement in the privitisation of the mines would attempt to present and launder themselves as saints.
“These are the same people who more recently betrayed Copperbelt Mine workers by siding with foreign mine owners, when the mines made an announcement threatening the loss of 21,000 jobs as a result of the new tax regime. The miners particularly wondered how an opposition leader could not hide his joy at the prospect of 21,000 Zambian miners losing their jobs because he felt he could “kill two birds with one stone.
“Zambians on the Copperbelt Province know that while he seeks to meet miners during the day, he meets some of the notorious mine owners at night. The UPND leader told Zambians that mine owners could not wait for him to become President. Clearly this is what a man who has sold out says choosing capital over human life,” he said.