Mazabuka chiefs back RB
By WALLEN SIMWAKA
CHIEFS in Mazabuka have joined other traditional leaders in Southern Province in supporting President Banda in next year’s general elections.
Chiefs Naluwama, Mweenda, Hanjalika and Mwanachingwala say they have decided to endorse President Banda for the 2011 tripartite elections.
Chief Mwanachingwala said in an interview that he has been instructed by other traditional leaders in Mazabuka to announce their decision to support President Banda.
He said this is because their once preferred candidate, United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema, has allegedly decided not to be a presidential candidate.
Chief Mwanachingwala said there is no way the chiefs in Mazabuka would support Mr Hichilema or the Patriotic Front-UPND pact because they do not agree with the kind of leadership the PF president, Michael Sata, exhibits.