THE Government has unearthed a plot involving Frank Bwalya's Change Life Zambia (CLZ) and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) directors who have been holding secret meetings to discuss the possibility of moving more than US$45 million into the country to incite political unrest.
Lands Deputy Minister Michael Mabenga told journalists at his office in Lusaka yesterday that the Government was also aware that Father Bwalya was working with directors of Anti-Rigging and together they had linked themselves to the Patriotic Front (PF), an indication that their motives as NGOs were evil.
"The Government has classified information about all of the meetings as well as plans and their motives to destabilise the country.
"We are not sleeping, we are aware of all the dealings and happenings involving Fr Bwalya and his colleagues. Let them deny this then we shall show the evidence of these meetings dubbed kitchen meetings," Mr Mabenga said.
He said the unfortunate thing was that the named NGOs wanted to source money to be used to incite people into civil disobedience.
Mr Mabenga described the motives as evil, especially that those involved were aware that they were planning to commit a crime.
He accused Fr Bwalya of being behind the scheming of violence in the country and said it was sad that a person calling himself a priest had decided to use the NGO to champion his own selfish agendas.
"This group consists of some lawyers who represent Fr Bwalya as well PF leader Michael Sata and bank personnel who have vowed not to rest until they get rid of our President Rupiah Banda.
"We are aware that they have been meeting at some law firm in Bwinjimfumu Road and along Leopards Hill Road to strategise their campaign gimmicks using civil unrest once the $45 million is moved into the country. We are, however, warning them, let them tread cautiously," he said.
Mr Mabenga said President Banda had been preaching peace in Zambia, especially that the country is scheduled to hold elections this year and wondered why Fr Bwalya and his allies had found it necessary to agitate for violence.
He said Fr Bwalya did not deserve to be called a Catholic Father because he had done all the wrongs a priest would not do.