Businessman, who is also Patriotic Front, (PF) Member of the Central Committee, Kebby Mbewe runs the franchise name in Choma.
A group of youths accuse the former ruling party’s senior official of tearing up a portrait earlier displayed, but the store manager and workers have denied the allegations.
The store manager, only identified as Banda said they have never bought a portrait until Monday after the youths protested.
It is not clear if there is law that requires public places to display the Presidential Portrait, but a Byta FM check into the Penal Code, Local Government Act and Zambian Constitution finds no provision demanding the displaying of the portrait.
A similar fact-check of the Alliance for Community Action, (ACA) in 2018 concluded that no law demands the need for a Presidential Portrait in public places.
Choma Town Clerk, Embassy Chembo could not immediately comment on the matter and promised to issue a comprehensive statement later.
Credit: Byta FM