By ADRIAN MWANZA –
THE Patriotic Front (PF) has distanced itself from cadres who attacked Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga on Sunday, describing the act as shameful and unacceptable.
PF deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya condemned the attack and urged the police to be professional when dealing with the matter by leaving no stone unturned during their investigations.
Bwalya said the perpetrators of the attacks were pagans who were bent on tarnishing the image of the party by attacking Kamanga at church.
“The police should ensure that they bring the culprits to book regardless of their political affiliations because their acts were barbaric and inhuman,” he said.
Bwalya said even President-elect Edgar Lungu did not condone violence, and that the attackers wanted to embarrass him after preaching peace at St Andrews United Church of Zambia.
Lusaka PF youth chairperson, Kennedy Kamba added his voice in condemning the attacks on Kamanga and charged that the architects of the assault did not belong to the party.
Kamba said it was unfortunate that Kamanga had to go through such attacks at the hands of youths who claimed to belong to the PF when in fact they were not registered in the party structures.
He distanced the party from the attacks and urged the police to bring all the culprits to book regardless of their affiliations.
“I actually spoke to Kamanga to apologise over what transpired on Sunday and he assured me that he is able to identify the culprits,” he said.
He urged Zambians from various political affiliations not to tarnish sports by bringing in politics because it had a negative impact.