Stop being emotional, Nakachinda advises Siliya  


By staff reporter


The Felix Mutati-led MMD has advised Information minister and chief government spokesperson Dora Siliya to stop being emotional over national matters.

National secretary Raphael Nakachinda accused Siliya of playing to the gallery.

Featuring on Hot FM’s Tuesday edition of the ‘’Frank on Hot” radio programme, Nakachinda said Siliya appeared to forget that she was giving government’s official position on matters she responded to.

“It’s because she is always quick to respond to issues on social media where most of the youths spend their time. Social media today has so many emotional statements being made, true or untrue and it is not wise to play along” he advised.

He advised Siliya tone down and think through before making official responses on national matters.

Meanwhile, Nakachinda said the political landscape was more about parties than good governance.

“We have not recovered from these elections hence the reason why we are ever politicking even after elections are gone. Instead of focusing on governance issues, we are always politically inclined” said Nakachinda.

“If they close their ears the people will lose out. There is no agenda we hold. We went into this working relationship with the PF openly.” 

Siliya was on Monday booed and insulted by irate University of Zambia students when she attended the funeral of Vespers Shimuzila, the student who died from police teargas suffocation during demonstrations last week.

Soon after her encounter with students, the information minister posted a Tweet where she  accused them of being drunk.