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Avoid careless talk, Mumbi Phiri tells Nawakwi

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary-general Mumbi Phiri says people “carelessly” criticising the leadership of President Lungu are sending wrong signals to the outside world.
Mrs Phiri, in an interview yesterday, said Zambians should be issued-based when criticising the President because that is what constructive politicians do.
She said the PF administration is open to constructive criticism in its quest to develop the country.
“The opposition will one day be in Government. What are they going to do if investors lose confidence to invest in the country because of careless talk?”
Mrs Phiri was reacting to Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi’s sentiments against President Lungu.
“I do not think in politics someone needs to be taught on how to run politics. It’s genetically in-born, and someone is born a leader and not taught. And if you do not have morals, do not take it on others. Besides, wisdom comes from God. You can have degrees, money and be educated, but if God has not given you the wisdom, you cannot rule,” Mrs Phiri said.
She advised Ms Nawakwi to accept the fact that the country is being ruled by President Lungu.
“She had her time when she served in various portfolios as minister in the MMD government. She should also give chance to President Lungu to run the affairs of the country,” she said.