In dramatic turn of events, Lusaka Mayor Mile Sampa has apologized for deceiving the general public that he was kidnapped on Monday this week by a violent group linked to the Ruling Party.
Mr. Sampa has been making headlines on local and international media platforms regarding a statement he issued suggesting that he was kidnapped by some known patriotic front sympathizers while undertaking his official duties in the city.
“Yes indeed there was what I can say a kidnap or holding me hostage for close to one hour by thugs who were about 20 or so. What transpired is that on Friday I received a complaint, some marketeers, some women from Matero came to my office complaining that they had been moved from where they were selling their merchandise in particular charcoal. So I went for a fact finding mission because it’s my duty to respond when there are such cries from people who claim they have been displaced,” Sampa narrated.
This statement and the gestures on his Facebook account attracted public outrage including from some of his colleagues from the ruling PF.
In the meantime Mr. Sampa says he will continue seeking for guidance from his spiritual leaders.