Opposition People’s Party (PP) president Uladi Mussa has told parliament that the recent spate of arrests on PP members was meant to intimidate the party.
“We will never be intimidated,” he challenged.
He was referring to the arrest of Cecelia Kumpukwe, sister to former president Joyce Banda and others on allegations that they fabricated a resignation letter for vice president Saulos Chilima.
“What can we gain from the resignation of the vice president? Nothing. We can gain something only if the President resigns,” he said.
He also condemned his own arrest by the graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
Mussa described this as mere political intimidation.
But Home Affairs minister Grace Chiumia said on a point of order that Mussa was arrested for flouting citizenship issuance procedures after he naturalised a foreigner just a week after the foreigner entered into the country.
But Mussa said the government should have arrested former Agricuture minister George Chaponda who was faulted on corruption by two state inquiries.
Mussa also wonderedd why the government is failing to conclude or make head ways in the investigations of Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa and ACB official Issah Njauju.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :