NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili says people should not be afraid of criticizing President Edgar Lungu when he does something wrong because he is just a human being like everyone else, and not God who should be worshiped.
And Kambwili says President Lungu only owned a Toyota Rav4 before becoming president but is now so rich that he even built houses in India.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Kawama area of Roan Constituency, Wednesday, Kambwili also warned that people would be eating their own children if they vote for PF in 2021.
Meanwhile, UPND Copper belt chairperson Elisha Matambo who is also deputy campaign manager for the NDC candidate said PF won't win the by-election even if they decided to use witchcraft.
"They have been arresting me thinking that I will be intimidated and stop talking about corruption, but to their shock the moment I am released, I still tell Lungu that 'you have stolen.' Because I am not intimidated when I am telling someone the truth. The problem in this country is that we want to be worshiping the president as if he is also God. A president is just a human like all of us, when he errors we just have to approach him without fear and tell him that 'niwebo pompwe munshibila nsala' (you are a blatant thief). My father was telling me that a witch cannot be impressed, even the person trying to impress a witch can be bewitched but when you tell him off about his witchcraft, he won't bewitch you. That's why I tell them off because I know they can't touch me, they would have killed me already but God has been shielding me," Kambwili said.
"We had good plans for this country with President Michael Sata but after he died, a blatant thief took over and things went wrong. The only thing the gentleman who is President now knows is stealing public funds for himself. He is building houses in India; he has built the biggest shopping mall in Africa in Uganda. He now has houses all over Lusaka, but before he became President he only had one [Toyota] Rav4 and it was always smoking like a charcoal kiln. Today he has more money than all of us who have been doing business."