UPND MP BOOED

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con­stituents faced the ab­sen­tee par­lia­men­tar­ian with­out fear and that he just stood qui­etly with­out an ex­pla­na­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the source, the MP has since been as­sured that he was not com­ing back af­ter the 2021 gen­eral elec­tions.

“Peo­ple did not fear him, they told him that come 2021 you will not come back be­cause you have failed as our MP. You are a com­plete em­bar­rass­ment to the peo­ple of this dis­trict. Even in Par­lia­ment you don’t talk, what kind of an MP are you?” they asked.

When con­tacted, Mr Sialubalo de­nied ever be­ing em­bar­rassed by con­stituents and that he was not an ab­sent MP.

He claimed that ev­ery­thing went on smoothly as planned and that noth­ing em­bar­rass­ing had hap­pened dur­ing the visit.

“Noth­ing, noth­ing of that sort hap­pened dur­ing my visit. Ac­tu­ally I have just ar­rived from my con­stituency,” said Mr Sialubalo.

Mean­while, the Pa­tri­otic Front (PF) in South­ern Prov­ince has cau­tioned Mr Sialubalo not to in­cite res­i­dents to turn against the gov­ern­ment.

At the week­end, the Si­na­zongwe MP was quoted on one of the tele­vi­sion sta­tions in Lusaka of hav­ing told the peo­ple of Si­na­zongwe to pray to the gods com­monly known as "Nyami nyami" to drink all the wa­ter in the Kariba Dam fol­low­ing the ex­ten­sion of the fish ban by gov­ern­ment. He was also quoted as hav­ing told the peo­ple of Si­na­zongwe to blame the gov­ern­ment over the fish ban which he al­leges has brought suf­fer­ing to the peo­ple in the area as they de­pend mainly of fish­ing.

But re­act­ing to the sen­ti­ments, PF pro­vin­cial youth chair­man Obby Mweemba con­soled Mr. Sialubalo not to take that route of pol­i­tics of in­cit­ing peo­ple.

"I want to warn the MP for Si­na­zongwe not to in­cite peo­ple to rise against gov­ern­ment over the fish ban. If he feels ag­grieved, he should en­gage the rel­e­vant min­istry other than in­cit­ing peo­ple," he said.

Mr. Mweemba pleaded with the peo­ple of Si­na­zongwe not to lis­ten the UPND Si­na­zongwe law­maker be­cause he was mis­lead­ing them.

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