Ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has accused opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) of being sponsored by foreign dissidents to frustrate the ongoing constitutional reforms.
Speaking during the PF Interactive Forum in Lusaka yesterday, Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu said he is concerned why the UPND is not talking about other Bill 10 clauses which emphasize on Zambia being a Christian nation.
Mr. Zulu said that there has been a lot of resistance to Constitutional Amendment Bill number 10 among some UPND members of parliament and their leader Hakainde Hichilema.
Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has refuted the alleged accusations adding that PF is scared of the 2021 election as they are already losing by-elections in what was assumed to be their strongholds.
“PF is desperate as they are losing power and people are withdrawing support from them,” Mr. Kakoma said.
He added that the allegations are false and that there are no foreign dissidents involved, and that it is the people of Zambia who have decided to object to Bill 10 because they are aware of its content.