Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader Chishimba Kambwili has apologized to President Edgar Lungu over defamatory statements he uttered against the Head of State some time back.
Mr. Kambwili said his apology is based on statements he made pertaining to the Head of State’s association with Lusaka businessman Valden Findlay.
He said he should have never uttered any sentiments towards the President’s association with Mr. Findlay but should have instead taken time to verify raw information which came to his attention in the line of political duty.
“I want to unreservedly apologize to the President of Zambia, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu for the misunderstanding that he is a drug dealer as insinuated in some sections of the media,” he regretted.
He was speaking during a press briefing at his residence in Luanshya today.
Meanwhile, United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Gideon congregation Reverend-In-Charge, Serge Changa, said Mr. Kambwili’s apology was in line with President Lungu’s call for national peace and reconciliation.
Rev. Changa said it was his prayer that the nation and the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party will forgive the NDC leader.
“Mr. Kambwili has come out in the open to ask for forgiveness from his Excellency, and it was His Excellency himself who came by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to say we shall have a day of national day of prayer and reconciliation,” he said.