Zambia’s Kalimbwe Threatened After Brief Visit To Harare
Spokesperson of Zambia’s ruling United Party for National Development (UPND), Joseph Kalimbwe last week visited Harare briefly before returning to his homeland but not before he received multiple death threats on social media platforms.
Last week the 28-year-old announced on Twitter that he was in Harare, Zimbabwe, and this seemingly did not go down well with some Zimbabweans who threatened him with physical harm. In a tweet this Sunday, Kalimbwe said:
I left Harare friends. The comments of life threats on social media from users after tweeting about briefly being in the city are severe.
We’re one Africa who must be free to visit in any land. Perhaps, we will visit friends after 2023, it’s just 50 Minutes away from Lusaka.
The UPND is seen as close to Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the MDC Alliance after inviting its leaders, Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti and other opposition figures in the region to Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema’s inauguration.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba recently attacked Hichilema as a “sellout”.