UPND National Chairperson, Mutale Nalumango on Monday afternoon differed with our Party President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema with regards to his reaction to Chilufya Tayali. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be a warm friendly conversation turned out sour.
Madam Nalumango who always thinks she is a know it all thought it was best for HH to ignore certain criticism and focus on “real issues” affecting Zambians but to her surprise, Bally was not taking none of it and she was humiliated.
“Madam, with all due respect please shut up!” said Mr. Hichilema who was visibly irritated by Nalumango’s advise.
An embarrassed Madam Nalumango tried by all means to make her point understood, “Mr. President, you are too big for this Tayali. I may be wrong but I think we are giving a small tree a bigger shadow,” she interjected but Mr. Hichilema just waved his hand her way saying “excuse me Madam” as he walked passed her to his vehicle.
The National Chairperson was embarrassingly left standing all alone, she pretended to be escorting him to his car just to sway people’s attention and make everything seem okay but as she got his car, Mr. Hichilema finally let it all out.
He angrily said to her in a deep low voice “Madam, you can’t tell me to ignore malicious allegations that have the potential to dent my image, infact our image as a Party. Unless you don’t know what this is all about. This is about 2021. Heh heh (HH chuckled) You saw what this boy did to Chishimba Kwambili, you want me to ignore him? Are you serious?”
As Nalumango tried to explain herself, HH told his drive to start the car. As soon as the engine started he rolled up his window leaving Madam Mutale Nalumango frozen with her jaws dropped.
Onlookers could not believe what they witnessed. The incident has been the main gossip at our UPND party Secretariat the whole of Monday and Tuesday. This humiliation depressed Ms. Nalumango who made phone calls various members of our National Management Committee who in turn warned our leader Mr. Hichilema that she can nolonger be trusted.
A meeting of the 74 party NMC members has been called for today and insiders are already speculating that Madam Nalumango may not be National Chairperson by the end of today.