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Wrangles in PF sign of lack of leadership-HH

Time Posted: June 8, 2014 7:26 am
Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema arrives to attend a court case at the magistrate's court complex in Lusaka

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema arrives to attend a court
case at the magistrate’s court complex in Lusaka

The PF was unprepared to assume power hence the continued wrangles in the ruling party, opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has said.

The continued leadership wrangles in the Patriotic Front (PF) government shows how unprepared the ruling party has been to govern since assuming power, opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has said.

And Federation of Free Trade Unions in Zambia (FFTUZ) outgoing president Joyce Nonde has advised the PF to call for an urgent Indaba to try and resolve its leadership crisis, saying that the resurgence of the anti-Wynter Kabimba calls should be a source of concern.

Meanwhile, NAREP president Elias Chipimo said the continued calls to have Mr. Kabimba who is PF secretary general removed from the ruling party reflects poor leadership.

In an interview yesterday, Mr. Hichilema said that the infighting for leadership positions in the PF was a source of concern and if not checked and stopped would spill over to the entire country.

Commenting on the resurgence of the Wynter Kabimba revolt in the PF, Mr. Hichilema said the demands to have Mr. Kabimba removed were expected looking at the way he had handled himself and matters.
He said Mr. Kabimba was eating his own ‘vomit’ and should therefore brace himself for harder times for belonging to the ruling party that had roundly rejected his leadership style.

Mr. Hichilema said the PF had failed to function and deliver because it was occupied with infighting on who should take over leadership after President Michael Sata retires.

“The leadership wrangles in the PF have affected the operation of government. People are not sure about what happens next. The way things are moving, there is no leadership in the country because those entrusted with leadership instruments have failed to promote unity, peace and stability in the nation since taking over from the MMD in 2011,” said Mr. Hichilema.

“Just the other day, PF cadres protested against which situation Kabimba and the internal leadership wrangles have contributed to the situation,” he said.

He said it was high time the people of Zambia were given a leadership which would inspire them now and in the future.

“We have seen the resurgence of calls against PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba. This is because even the party officials themselves have no confidence in the leadership. The PF is a party of THUGS, these chaps are violent and their conduct is a source of concern to the promotion of good governance and democratization of the nation,” said Mr. Hichilema.

And Ms. Nonde Simukoko said the PF should start behaving like a party in power instead of conducting itself as if it were still in the opposition.

She said the continued infighting in the PF painted a bad picture about Zambia both locally and internationally.

Ms Simukoko suggested that the only way to address the problems the PF was facing was to call for an Indaba where all warring parties would be brought together to try and iron out their differences.

“There is need for the PF to instill discipline in their party structures. PF must know that they are in power; they are no longer in the opposition. They must also know that all eyes are on them, both internationally and locally and whatever they do, they are being watched,” she said.

She said the attitude of leaving everything to chance was a wrong way of governance, adding that the PF as a party in power should show leadership and confidence to the people they lead.

Meanwhile NAREP president Elias Chipimo said there was no doubt that the leadership wrangles in the PF was as a result of who would succeed President Sata.

Mr. Chipimo said going by the happenings in the PF, it was clear that members of the ruling party were not happy about certain individuals’ conduct and it is therefore important that the PF leadership comes out clear on the succession issue.

“PF is the party in power and they must know that they have a responsibility to resolve such matters internally and if they don’t resolve the issue of succession, there will be an eruption of a leadership crisis,” said Mr. Chipimo.

21 Comments

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    flag Cat Power says: Cat Power
    June 8, 2014 at 8:01 am |

    Ahh ba HH please don’t get involved with a group that is struggling with each other to pull the pin out of the grenade because they think its dorcile like Zambia. Just do your thing and you might be the one to pick up the pieces. God only knows. The lucky one will be sleep in a box 6f feet under so they have no concern.
    Thanks

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      flag Gen says: Gen
      June 8, 2014 at 9:22 am |

      PF may have wrangles and no one is stiffled from speaking and expressing their mind and opinion.
      But UPND has a putrid head at its helm and because of its advanced decomposed state, the entire party stinks and can’t think and function properly.

      The moribund UPND may only come back from its political abyss once it cuts and separates from its rotten head.

      My free advice to UPND is please be bold and have the courage to remove your decomposed head now before its too late

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      flag BBC says: BBC
      June 8, 2014 at 11:59 am |

      @Gen very true. Your analysis makes much more sense than your adversaries.

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      flag Wanzelu says: Wanzelu
      June 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm |

      @Gen

      True what you have just said, unfortunately your analysis applies to PF not any other party in Zambia.
      PF members are all thugs thats why they behave the way they do. They are just like robber who have stolen a huge sum of money and decide to fight over who gets the biggest share.
      @Gen, prepare for a heart attack when UPND take power in Zambia. I will be there and I will make sure that undemocratic parties like PF be de-registered for abrogating all the freedoms and selectively applying the stupid POA.Why is PF harassing the radio station managers as if those stations belong to PF?

      As usual you have admitted that HH is man to beat come 2016 by singling out of the rest party leaders who commented on PF’s stupidity. Any way even Sata in his madness acknowledges that UPND is…

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      flag Wanzelu says: Wanzelu
      June 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm |

      Wow this just proves how powerful HH has become in Zambian politics. Each time he talks a lot of sense, PF minions go into over drive with verbal diarrhoea. I enjoy the way HH raffles the furthers of PF minions. They know that once his in power there be no more ukutola fye and this worries them even more. Today they won’t sleep and will get drunk like ****** after receiving tokens for shooting UPND and HH.

      Even Ka Matibini is more worried about HH than any other opposition leader.

      HH is the only Hope and Help Zambia has at the moment. He is the only one to restore Zambia’s glory and reverse all the madness PF is busy creating.

      Like him or hate him HALEISA HALEISA , HABWELA HABWELA………etc

      Viva HH, Viva UPND. UPND and HH I am definately in !

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    flag Aquilla says: Aquilla
    June 8, 2014 at 10:19 am |

    @Gen, you need to be specific who really is rotten and sick. The entire world knows which head of state is sick in Southern Africa, they can not visit Zambia because Mr Sata is always sedated to calm him down. A few times has appeared to ZNBC and preferred journalists have told the entire nation how sick he has become. We awaits your reactions when Sata passes on reality you find hard to accept.

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      flag Gen says: Gen
      June 8, 2014 at 11:08 am |

      @ Aquilla

      Sata has a proven, undisputed and accomplished leadership record unparalleled to any leader heading any political party in Zambia today!!

      He single-handedly created PF, nurtured and grew it a a formidable opposition political party and finally propelled it into govt

      Your rotten head HH took over a vibrant and thriving UPND and has driven it into the ground.

      Who then has leadership qualities?

      On dying, no one ever thinks Sata, nevers or HH or anyone else for that matter will live forever. As long as we are born, we are all guaranteed to die some day.

      No one will leave life alive

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      flag ME says: ME
      June 8, 2014 at 11:51 am |

      @Gen you are very wise and one step ahead of these UPND chaps

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    flag Word says: Word
    June 8, 2014 at 10:36 am |

    General is full of hate..Hehehe!!…Looks like he has been hurt by the truth and now he decides he should go round yapping.What HH,Nonde and Chipimo are saying is true.UPND does not have any leadership issues,its pf with these wrangles.Just how you fail to see this is a pazzle to me.

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      flag one Tonga says: one Tonga
      June 8, 2014 at 11:03 am |

      Has HH checked on himself lately? He has more problem heading his way! Try telling Zambians how are going to change their lives???

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      flag Bulyolyo says: Bulyolyo
      June 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm |

      @ Gen
      Have you ever considered that there is an expiry date or time for everything? All what you know of Sata is history. His expiry date was somewhere in 2011. He can not even remember all the campaign promises he made e.g in Western Province. Thanks Gen. because you will also soon expire.

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    flag KALUMBA says: KALUMBA
    June 8, 2014 at 11:02 am |

    I ONLY HOPE THAT ADVISORS TO HH ARE NOT JUST MISLEADING HIM ON THINGS THAT MAY HAUNT HIM IF HE BECOME PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY. IS HE SURE THAT THERE IS A POLITICAL PARTY, LET ALONE ANY ORGANISATION OR MARRIAGE WHERE THERE ARE NO DIFFERENCES? WHAT HAPPENED TO UPND’S MAJOR CHIZYUKA, MR. CHISANGA, BOB SICHINGA, ETC, INCLUDING CURRENT MPS SERVING IN PF GOVERNMENT LIKE MR. SIAMUNENE? PLEASE HH, DO NOT BE PUSHED INTO MAKING STATEMENTS THAT MAY HAUNT YOU IN FUTURE. DIFFERENCES ARE AN INDICATION THAT YOU CANNOT ALL AGREE ON EVERYTHING ANYTIME AND TO ME THAT IS VERY HEALTHY INDEED BECAUSE IT TENDS TO SHOW WHO IS WHO IN THAT POLITICAL PARTY AND TO START MAKING DECISIONS ON WHO CAN BECOME THEIR NEXT LEADER. AT THE STAGE YOU (HH) HAVE REACHED, MAKE SURE THAT ALL WHAT YOU PLAN TO SAY IS…

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    flag 2201, Kalanga Street says: 2201, Kalanga Street
    June 8, 2014 at 11:19 am |

    HH; the same boring diatribe from the leader of the UPND, the party of pastoralists, for pastoralists!

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    flag Mailosi says: Mailosi
    June 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm |

    You can tell from the anti HH bloggers that they are scared stiff of the gentleman. Out of the three leaders who have been quoted to have said something about leadership wrangles in PF, only HH has been selected for roasting. Gen claims that the UPND leader has run the party down but omits to say that poaching of its MPs during the MMD era and now PF has played a big role in checking the party’s growth rate. However, what is irking these guys and giving them sleepless nights is that UPND has refused to die and is in fact gathering momentum once more! People in PF leadership have been saying that there is no opposition in the country, but go ahead to block the opposition from meeting freely with their members around the country. What hypocrisy!

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    flag Mailosi says: Mailosi
    June 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm |

    Pastoralists versus kaponyas in 2016. Wapya munzi!

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    flag mwansambulakulima says: mwansambulakulima
    June 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm |

    HH self-imposed advisor for PF. Kekekekekeke eeeeya! Ba man you have denied your party to go to a convention or whatever you call it in line with your party constitution; is it not a sign of bad leadership? Or are you playing the role of an intelligent **** who finds it easier to see the log in his friends eye than his? God knows which Zambia you shall be President in because my votes is expensive. You know what HH, you lack honesty and if you can fail to be honesty to a small group of people ( political party) how do you what people to trust you? Three times of dishonest is enough period to know you and we know you now. Concentrate on you cows and maize because their is nothing for you. Meanwhile your advice to PF is welcome.

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    flag mwansambulakulima says: mwansambulakulima
    June 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm |

    People, can some one help me to know how much farm workers at HH farms get? Just the least and the highest.

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    flag Jumbo says: Jumbo
    June 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm |

    @ Gen,
    You are the most useless cadre I have ever come across.Anything stupid that Charles Katongo does makes a lot of sense to you.Katongo had a dream of living in State House andhe has achieved that goal.He has no idea about what Leadership or Development is.Can you imagine Obama insulting Joe Biden in Public like Katongo calls his Ministers Useless and Mukanga is called Ichipuba in front of the cameras and Gen in his little PF Cadre mentality thinks this is Leadership. KK, Chiluba and many others warned the illiterates about voting for Katongo and they have been vindicated.A President who can not address the nation,Swears in old people day in and day out.How can one Ministry have four Deputy Ministers and six Permanent Secretaries.Do you think this is normal?The Most corrupt man in…

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    flag Jumbo says: Jumbo
    June 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm |

    When was there any election in the PF?Everyone is appointed by Sata.As a result all his Ministers are only loyal to him and not the country and that is why he can insult them at will.No President in Zambia has insulted his Ministers like Charles Katongo does and they are all mute.
    The Economy is in free fall and cadres like Gen thinks that is development.Sata is the father of all corruption.We all know that KCM has funded some bye-elections and that is why PF can not do anything about KCM.That is how corrupt sata is.Instead of collecting taxes from KCM he has been bribed to grant a Mining Licence to open a Mine in a game park and when Masebo opposed this, the cobra fired her.Look at the way he awards Road contracts and why is it so expensive to build roads in Zambia compared to others

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    flag sambo says: sambo
    June 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm |

    HH pays above the Minimum wage but Kambwili pays below the minimum wage as reported by the PF leaflet called the post. GRZ pays Zawa officers below the minimum wage.Sata gave himself a wage rise three times but denied the nurses a decent wage.Times of Zambia journalists have not been paid for three months but are expected to churn out PF propaganda.Council workers have not been paid across the country but Katongo keeps declaring villages into Districts.He has no understanding of basic Economics.Ilunda Chalo has to be paid 20% commission for every road contract and check with Pacro who owns Ilunda Chalo.That is why Wynter holds Sata by the balls because he knows how corrupt he is and they are partners in crime.Mmembe knows this too and that is why he is indirectly the President not Sata

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    flag mwaume says: mwaume
    June 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm |

    Is upnd ready for any other leader,besides HH?chachine bakolwe basekene ifipato.currently its only mmd that stands from the rest,look at heritage party miyanda has been at the helm since inception.please tell us how you sort out zambia ‘s economic problems.I thought wrangles in pf will work to your advantage,why worry!

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