UPND president Hakainde Hichilema will hold a press briefing this morning but the venue was changed from their initial Radison Blue Hotel to the party secretariat in Rhodes Park.
A statement released read; “We wish advise that tomorrow’s [today] Press Conference to be addressed by the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema will instead be held at the party Secretariat in Rhodes Park same time.
“We wish to apologise for the inconvenience caused.”
An earlier noticed had indicated the briefing will start at 09:30 hours and read, “There will be a Press Conference to be addressed by UPND President Hakainde Hichilema tomorrow 16th March 2015 at Radison Blue starting at 09:30 hours. Key issues will be on the state of the economy. You are all kindly invited. We thank you for your usual cooperation.”
After the venue was changed, a UPND cadre Saboi Imboel – formerly a singer from the Shatel duet – posted on her facebook page alleging the change in venue was as a result of bad governance.
“The Press Briefing by the UPND President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema which was due to take place tomorrow at the Radisson Blu has been moved to the UPND secretariat. This is after Radisson Blu cancelled the reservation with[out] giving any reasons. Zambia has a long way to go before it becomes a democracy,” she stated.