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‘WE’LL NOT APOLOGISE’

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Mr Kakoma

By SANFROSSA MANYINDA
The UPND will not tender any apology to Paramount Chief Chitimukulu for an offence they did not commit as far as the party was concerned.

“ None of our members has insulted anyone from the Bemba land”, UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has said.
Mr Kakoma has since advised citizens to avoid jumping to conclusion when they hear the opposition use certain words.
He told the Daily Nation in an interview that the term that party leader Hakainde Hichilema uttered during a public rally in Lukashya was not used in bad context.
“That term is a figurative speech that praises someone who amazes people. It is an expression that is used on people that are admired by others and not the other way round,” he said.
Mr Kakoma said that the UPND leader was in other words describing people that were bribing voters during campaigns and not the Bemba people.
He said that Bembas were peaceful people and not corrupt in any way, further describing the allegations by some sections that the opposition leader insulted as unfounded.
Mr Kakoma explained that the fact that the people cheered when the alleged insult was mentioned meant that they understood the meaning and showed approval.
He said that Bembas did not at all feel insulted and wondered why some people wanted to make it an issue instead of concentrating on serious matters of national interest.