MINISTRY of Home Affairs Spokesperson Nephas Chifuta has dismissed social media reports alleging that UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema risks being arrested if he continues making donations to assist Government.
In a statement, Chifuta said the Ministry disassociate itself from the concocted article and warns the people behind such stories to stop the act as the behaviour amounts to criminality.
“It must be stated from the onset that the Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Stephen Kampyongo did not give an interview to any media house and discuss issues as contained in the article,” Chifuta said.
He charged that the story is certainly a creation of desperate individuals seeking political acceptance and relevance on the expense of truth.
He said the K60, 000 mentioned and 1,500 police officers alleged to have been deployed in Chawama operation is purely the imaginations of the author.
“As a Ministry, we are appealing to media houses and individuals to respect media ethics, practice professional journalism and stop posting false information. The act amounts to criminality and warrants intensified investigations to establish the source for possible arrest and prosecution,” said Chifuta