Guy Scott under fire over continued attacks on Zambian president

2016-05-03 12:52
Guy Scott (File, AFP)

Guy Scott (File, AFP)

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Lusaka – Former Zambian president Guy Scott has come under fire for his continued attacks on President Edgar Lungu.

According to the Times of Zambia, youths under the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) called on Scott to resign from the party, saying he should be leading by example and not throwing negative remarks at Lungu.

This came after Scott last week reportedly threatened to make life difficult for the southern African country leader and the PF's new ally, the former ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) party. 

Scott's remarks came after a merger between the MMD and the PF was confirmed ahead of the August 11 elections, in order to secure a 50% plus one threshold in the upcoming polls.

MMD was Zambia's ruling party between 1991 and 2001.

PF youth national chairperson Stephen Kampyongo expressed disappointment over the senior member's remarks.

PF's deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri also came to Lungu’s defence, saying that the president would not be distracted by such threats, especially ahead of the elections.

"Those that are attacking the ruling party have their own issues and those that have left PF have not been genuine members. I can assure you that the elections will be free and fair without any political violence," Phiri said.

Read more on:    edgar lungu  |  guy scott  |  zambia  |  southern africa  |  zambia elections 2016

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