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Post apologizes over pictures

General News Feature General Post apologizes over pictures

The Post newspaper has issued an appology over the pictures of the woman who gave birth outside UTH. Following the protest by NGOCC, Ms Chansa Kabwela who is the Post news editor and chairperson of the Press Freedom Committee of the Post,on June 15, 2009 wrote a response letter where she apologized for having offended the women’s movement by sending the pictures.
“Our action was not intended to offend you as an organisaton championing the cause of women. We sincerely apologize for offending you and the women you represent by sending you those pictures,” she said.

“And for that we are extremely sorry. We have learnt our lesson and we will know how to conduct ourselves in future over issues of this nature. Please excuse and forgive our ignorance, we are not polymath,” she said.

Ms Kabwela said the pictures were not taken by The Post but by the husband of the same woman who complained that it should not happen to another woman.

The letter was copied to Vice-President George Kunda, Secretary to the Cabinet Joshua Kanganja, Minister of Health Kapembwa Simbao, Women for Change (WfC) and the Catholic Archbishop of Lusaka.

In a letter dated June 10, 2009 to Mr Kunda and copied to Mr Kanganja, Mr Kapembwa, the NGOCC, WfC and the archbishop, Ms Kabwela enclosed the pictures urging the Government to take action on the strike by health workers.

“I write you to bring to your attention images that we have difficulty publishing in our newspaper of the very desperate situation at our hospitals arising from the on-going strike.

“Enclosed are the very disturbing pictures from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka that have been brought to our newsroom,” she said.

She said she had sent the pictures in the hope that they would move the Government to take quick action and end the strike by health workers.

152 COMMENTS

  1. Bravo to the Post, they did the right thing and if this is what it takes to get this goofy fool called president to move, so be it. I also salute the husband, that is ubunthu sakata! He does not want this to happen to someone else’s sister, mother or friend. I mean, if only this was a virtue practised a Zambia, there will be no room for the Doras and Kapokos of this word. By the way, I think I just heard that VJ died in China last night, he collapsed while leading a delegation of 20 strong MPs delegation.

  2. I think in this case the Post newpaper acted responsibly by sending those pictures to the Vice president etc.I don’t see what the fuss is.So when the President said arrest the journalist who took the picture is he referring to the poor womans husband? The hubby was just enraged with the poor delivery of health servicesand seeing his wife suffer and dead child stuck in the birth canal..Does this mean the President doesn’t get facts straight before he sayis something in public.Please fire his advisors they are not working. Do something about health in Zambia twapapata

  3. After all the out burst the photos where taken by the husband to the wife. RB again mwasebana. Learn to do some research. Lets see if you are going to arrest him. Shame

  4. The picture has been circulating over the net so u NGOCC u jus wait 4 RB 2yap thts wen u react?Shame on u…Tht was a perfect exposure of the current leadership,bravo pos newspaper.I even rest my case..Will appear again wen i see an interesting topic…

  5. I take it to be grossly unfair that the whole office of the President should take all his might and dignity to comment endlessly on this issue and make it subject of a Press briefing. Chansoni sana, there are no other officers who could have diplomatically handled this issue with the Press on the President’s behalf? Without the Post we are doomed to twisted information reaching our ears, shame on the authorities.

  6. Number 4 Shaka Zule……. Tell us or can you canfirm your sources well about the death of VJ Zambian people cant wait to celebrate please.

  7. You meant well but as usaul they just had to find something wrong with that. Apology noted and i would urge our President to be open minded and forthright, that is not pnorgraphy as he suggested, it is a gruesome picture and he must also apologise to the women folk for putting them in such a dehumanising situation because had he acted as swiftly as he did on Dora this would not have happened. Get your priorities right bwana Banda.

  8. Thanx Post for exposing what the real picture is like in the land called the Real Africa.
    Leaders em……be realistic and real and stop installing fear in the people.Thats what
    is called freedom of speach though i still have to pay for talk time whenever me want to
    to to friends and family.

  9. Great move the post, we need even our leaders in Government to do the same whenever they are wrong,not always defending themselves, shame on you.

  10. I haven’t read the full story yet. But, I don’t think there’s anything to appologise for if the pictures weren’t published but, only sent to relevant authorities to make them conscious about the situation they have been ignoring.

  11. So, what was wrong with the post alerting all these losers of the despiar women were people were going through at health institutions?
    In other countries people in authority would have resinged or forced out of office for failing to find a solution. But in Zed they stand on roof tops issue threats and make those who re right apologise!!

  12. So, what was the chief kamucheka, Regis Phiri doing at UTH if not gathering intellegence to properly inform his pay-master? So, he was just there for a photo opportunity? The topics at the press conference really confirms that rb was just forced to even talk about it. The man is pre-occupied with the good living in plot 1 he’s not interested in any national issues. No wonder the monkey urinated in his mouth.

  13. #22 Yes Kechepa bring it on ..all your conspiracy theories to entertain the people who are not in touch with reality, too lazy to think and poses an insatiable appetite for falsehood and behold liars like you as heroes. What a sad state of affairs

  14. #26 MMD Bootlicker, you know too little my friend. If you knew what i know, you would actually want to meet me. Fortunately, am in agood mood today, and i will not let an i.diot like you distract me. However, that is the acknowlegement i was waiting for. Now sit back and enjoy.

  15. DORA SILIYA’ S POLITICAL LIFE REMAINS ENTWINED WITH RUPIAH BANDA’S GOVERNMENT. DESPITE WINNING A JUDGEMENT IN THE HIGH COURT THAT CLEARS HER, BANDA’S ENEMIES CONTINUE TO USE THE QUASHED FINDINGS OF THE TRIBUNAL AS BASIS FOR THEIR POLITICAL ATTACKS AGAINST GOVERNMENT. AN ELECTORAL PACT HAS SINCE BEEN FORMED WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF HAVING FRESH AND EARLY PRESIDENTIAL AND PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS. BANDA’S GOVERNMENT IS ONLY 8 MONTHS YET HIS ENEMIES ARE KEEN TO COLLAPSE IT, GIVING IT NO CHANCE TO WORK OR OPERATE. A VICIOUS TRIANGLE HAS EMERGED IN THE MMD, THE OPPOSITION AND DONOR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONING THE CAUSE. WILL BANDA’S GOVERNMENT SURVIVE? WILL SILIYA RIDE THE TIGER?

  16. DORA SILIYA – A VICTIM OF POLITICAL FORCES
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    O enemies of Rupiah Banda, Dora Siliya is a symbol of Banda’s corruption. She reflects their accusation that Banda practices tribalism, favouritism and is engaged in corruption.
    Yet to many, Siliya is a fallen victim of political forces and has been caught up in the fulcrum of forces that President Rupiah Banda though he could fight and overwhelm in an easy victory

  17. THAT SIULAPWA BOY WAS AT UTH THREATENING NURSES WITH DISMISSAL. ONE WONDERS IF HE ALREADY BEEN EMPLOYED IN RB”S GVT.

  18. FOOLISH HUSBAND YOU DESERVE TO HAVE LIVED IN PROCONSULS TIME 6 AD.YOU ARE VERY PREMITIVE AND DONT DESERVERVE THAT WOMAN FOR A WIFE.

    KA CHANSA KABWELA APOLOGY RECEIVED BUT IN FUTURE YOU SHOULD NEVER DISGRACE MARRIED WOMEN OR YOU WILL NEVER BE ONE

  19. Siliya’s attempts to stop the abuse of state resources by Ngandu Magande and others in that were keen to keep afloat a fledgling and bankrupt airline, her refusal to award corrupt telecommunication tenders to a firm promoted by Maureen Mwanawasa, and her quest to expose these corrupt vices attracted vicious political attacks and schemes that threaten President Rupiah Banda’s government.
    Siliya is now at the centre of political and judicial feud that has engulfed the President, the Chief Justice, Ernest Sakala and opposition leaders Michael Sata (King Cobra) and his new side kick, Hakainde Hichilema (Prince Cobra).

  20. BRIEF BACKGROUND
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    hen accepting the report of the tribunal findings on the petition against Minister of Communications and Transport, Dora Siliya, from Justice Dennis Chirwa, President Rupiah Banda had glowing words for the Judiciary praising it for keeping peace and stability in Zambia. He praised it for resolving disputes in a manner that promotes unity and peace in the country.
    He was mistaken!

  21. Instead, the findings of the tribunal were fuel for an ugly debate that ensued. Events leading to the court process against Siliya had caused a fractious debate in the country that people hoped that only the findings of the Court would rest the matter. The findings didn’t rest the matter but instead escalated political tension.
    Whilst stating that Siliya had been cleared of all three allegations brought against her under the Ministerial and Parliamentary Code of Conduct, the tribunal report however stated that she had breached the Republican Constitution by not following or ignoring the advice of the Attorney General.

  22. The report further warned that had it been the Republican President, who had breached the Constitution; he would be subject of an impeachment motion against him in Parliament!
    The findings were so controversial that they raised a furore that took up acres of newspaper space and predictably caused the resignation of Dora Siliya from her position.

  23. WHAT IS THE MOTIVE OF THE TRIBUNAL FINDINGS
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    t was clear that the Tribunal’s findings that Dora Siliya breached provisions of the Constitution were in excess of its mandate and jurisdiction.
    The Tribunal erred in law when it when it adjudicated upon constitutional matters and pronounced itself on the provisions of the Constitution. This is an exclusive preserve and power of the High Court (and on appeals the Supreme Court).
    Magistrate, other lower courts, and tribunals are barred from interpreting the Constitution.
    The Tribunal however sought to interpret the Constitution when it alleged that Siliya breached the Article 54(3) when she awarded a Contract to RP Capitals without advice or regard of the Attorney General.

  24. I have now read the whole appology story. Surprising to note that the letter was even written to kunda and many gvt authorities including the WfC and NGOCC but still these chaps could not bother to inform their boss on the matter. Not surprising that RB could not bother to ask from his henchmen for up-to-date information as he is pre-occupied with himself. Prof. Clive Chirwa is very right to say MMD is a laughing stoke to the outside world as they are liars. Now, this is even worse-for the whole lot of the president to call for a press conference and tell more lies as well as market his ignorance on porn in the presence of ambassadors on tax payers’ money.

  25. Tribunals have a limited mandate and jurisdiction. In this case the tribunal was constituted under the Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct Act of 1994 and is tasked to investigate breach(es) of the Code, make findings and recommend to the President measures to be taken against a Member of Parliament or serving Minister.
    The Tribunal also broke principles of Natural Justice as it pronounced itself on matters that were not subject of proceedings and therefore gave no opportunity to Siliya to be heard and defend herself.
    The tribunal also seemed lost as to who was the client of the Attorney General between Dora Siliya and the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

  26. But how could a tribunal with such eminent men in Justice Dennis Chirwa, Justice Peter Chitengi, High Court Judge Evans Hamaundu and Deputy Director of Subordinate Courts, Mrs. Chilombo Maka Phiri (as secretary), get it so wrong?
    How could the learned members of the tribunal choose to ignore the tribunal’s limited jurisdiction and mandate under the law? How could they comment and seek to interpret the Constitution when they sat as a mere tribunal and usurp the exclusive powers of the High Court to interpret the provisions of Constitution? Was it wilful oversight? Or was it a ploy carried by deliberate intentions?

  27. THE RISE OF THE PHOENIX
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    ust when Banda’s government had reigned in the empire when it brought serious allegations of theft, corruption and fraud charges against Fred Mmembe, Mutembo Nchito and Peter Ngandu Magande in the Zambian Airways Saga, it made a surprising silly mistake. It relaxed!

  28. But the empire went to work. They embarked on a fierce campaign and schemes against Banda. Banda’s government and his family were accused of corruption, inefficiency, neglect of duty and were also accused of failure.
    Dora Siliya was the immediate target. She was accused of corruption and was arraigned before a tribunal constituted by the Chief Justice, Ernest Sakala under the Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct of 1994. The findings threatened both her ministerial job and her seat as Member of Parliament for Petauke Constituency.

  29. Chief Justice Sakala sealed Siliya’s fate when he appointed 2 Supreme Court justices to sit on the tribunal. How could he appoint senior judges to a process that could be a subject of appeal in the High Court? How could he expect juniors to differ with the findings of a tribunal which constitutes senior men? Was it to undermine any dissenting appeal?
    Although the mischief appears to be in the law which prescribes the composition by stating that the tribunal shall consist of persons qualified to hold or have held office of the High Court or Supreme Court, the Chief Justice is expected to appoint persons who are of High Court status so that in the event of an appeal or review against the tribunal’s findings, embarrassment would not be caused when the High Court overturns the findings.

  30. 40 Ba Moze, I am just wondering as to where in the laws of Zambia this “Magistrate, other lower courts, and tribunals are barred from interpreting the Constitution.
    The Tribunal however sought to interpret the Constitution when it alleged that Siliya breached the Article 54(3) when she awarded a Contract to RP Capitals without advice or regard of the Attorney General.
    ” is written.

    Can some lawyer or whoever help out on this one, please.
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  31. It is difficult to understand how the Supreme Court justices were expected to apply themselves to the proceedings. As men lower than the High Court? Isn’t Sakala aware of the saying that ‘’ where a Judge is, so is the court?
    Haven’t Judges signed orders in strange places and venues? Wasn’t the late David Lewanika known to sign court orders from terraces of stadiums? How could he therefore expect Chirwa and Chitengi to act?
    Or was the intention to make the findings of the Tribunal on Siliya virtually final? That if the findings were a subject of appeal, High Court judges would be intimidated or be reluctant to make a contrary view fearing to contradict eminent and senior men?

  32. Now, can the Zambian president (Rupiah Banda) appologise for misinforming the world that giving birth or labour is sexually stimulating. It could be stimulating to him. But, definitely, not to the mother in labour or any other normal human being. Even the money spent on the press conference. Doesn’t he think it could have gone a long way towards paying the striking health workers?

  33. Was the intention to place and sit these senior judges in a tribunal, but a thorough scheme to satisfy the empire?
    How was the tribunal against Dr. Peter Machungwa, Dr. Katele Kalumba and Golden Mandandi comprised when Dean Namulya Mungomba, Bwalya Kanyanta Ngandu and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) petitioned the Chief Justice Mathew Ngulube to investigate breaches under Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct by the trio in the K2billion scandal?
    When that tribunal acquitted Katele and found Machungwa and Mandandi liable, didn’t they seek a judicial review in the High Court?

  34. The empire really went to work.
    The war against President Rupiah Banda has taken an urgent tone and the frontline forces against him have taken a back seat but controlling events from the rear like master puppeteers they are!

  35. M
    aureen Mwanawasa has pumped in huge funds in Opposition activities against Banda’s government.
    On her recent visit to the Copperbelt, Maureen issued a statement supporting the wild-cat strikes by nurses calling them legitimate. She implored government to make assurances to the striking workers and urged government to obtain resources and pay the salary demands of striking workers. She also chided newly appointed Minister of Education Dora Siliya urging her to apologise to the people of Zambia for her wrongs she committed as this was the only way Siliya could serve with dignity!

  36. Ba Monze we know you. You talk crap… you are the same chaps like Jere at state house who was your editor. You are there to defend RB yes, though we know that much of the stuff happened in the late’s rule RB should show sign of reversing the wrong which he does seem to be doing. He respect reports from his men yet he cant take tour or a walk to the affected people to get first hand information of what is prevailing. What kind of a leader is RB for sure Monze? I have ready your blogs and i keep on wondering you guys. Yoour blogs are one sided my booter

  37. Ba Moze, just site the website where your data is coming from. It is from allafricadotcom. I read this article on Tuesday this week. I took it with a pinch of salt….

  38. #56 Abena, all am doing is providing you with information. Am not MMD by the way. The least you can do is read and be grateful. After that, digest what you have read and make a decision that suits you. You are a pathetic small character with little brains…from what i can decipher from your comments. No one forced you to read this. Now, bug.ger off!!!!

  39. 49 Ba Moze, on Chief Justice Sakala sealed Siliya’s fate when he appointed 2 Supreme Court justices to sit on the tribunal. How could he appoint senior judges to a process that could be a subject of appeal in the High Court?, I think this is all wrong for it is documented that Deputy Chief Justice, I think Justice Mambilima or something like taht, created the Dora Siliya Saga Tribunal.

    Can some with exact details help me out on this one, please.
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  40. Maureen also refused to confirm if she was campaigning for presidency stating that leadership comes from the people. This is an old assertion that leaders practice when they wish to satisfy their ambitions for political office lying that ‘people want me to stand’.
    It is ironical that Maureen should be the one to request government to pay striking nurses their pay demands at the height of a K27billion scandal at Ministry of Health. Maureen, Darlington Mwape and Simon Miti are deeply involved in the theft of these huge funds (up-to K64billion since 2006).
    Maureen is associated with Pharco a company owned by Italians which was given permission to manufacture ARVs. Pharco as Sunrise also ran Medical Stores.

  41. Simon Miti’s failure to account for billions of kwacha paid to Interhealth Technologies of South Africa for managing medical treatment of evacuated patients was only settled when Maureen and Levy intervened on Miti’s behalf.
    The Auditor General’s office implicated Miti, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Leslie Mbula and Dr. Patrick Nyendwa (late) in this scam running for years where the Ministry of Health pays inflated medical bills to Interhealth technologies. Interhealth Technologies was brought to Zambia by Dr. Kashiba Bulaya and Dr. Patrick Nyendwa.

  42. Miti and Mbula took this corrupt relation to a new level with Interhealth technology chief, Kelvin Thomas paying them huge amounts of money in kickbacks for every patient evacuated.
    Recently there was an audit query regarding the inflated bills of the late PF Member of Parliament for Kanyama, Henry Mtonga. Miti settled the medical bill that significantly differs with what the family was paying.

  43. Miti and former Executive Chairman of the Task-force on Corruption Mark Chona replaced Pharco with Crown Agents in the running of the multi-billion industry of procuring and distributing medicine in Zambia through Medical stores.
    The Auditor General Anna Chifungula on her recent tour of duty of border areas and Western Province insisted that K27billion was stolen at Ministry of Health in 2008 alone. She also bemoaned the continued loss of vital accounting documents at the ministry.
    Ms Chifungula has always expressed alarm at the extent and abuse of huge amounts of money at the ministry but no particular attention has been paid to her cries.

  44. In April 2007, she exposed a scandal at the ministry where Medical Stores had disposed off drugs worth K24Billion. She demanded that Miti explain why he had allowed a system that resulted in such a huge and costly wastage. She also complained that Ministry of Health officials led by Miti always frustrated the work of her audits and showed little or no cooperation.
    Minister of Health Dr. Brian Chituwo defended the disposal of the K24billion worth of drugs defending Miti that he followed all procedures required for the disposal of government assets! He attributed the wastage to the dissolution Central Board of Health and arguing that most of the expired drugs were ‘unplanned donations’ from service clubs, churches and NGO’s!

  45. Chifungula stated that it was shocking that while the constant cry of Zambians was that Hospitals, Clinics and Health Centres lacked medicines, the Ministry of Health had the luxury to allow drugs expire on the shelf and then dispose them as waste!
    Crown Agents Country Director Misheck Kaoma, promised to run Medical Stores in a more professional manner to avoid the recurrence of such costly wastage.
    One wonders why authorities are keen to pursue Henry Kapoko and other officials at the Ministry by charging them with numerous counts that are all related to a single transaction of K1.9Billion. What about the huge monies stolen since 2006? And what about the difference between K1.9 billion and K27billion? Who is liable?

  46. Ba Moze says: Just what the hell is wrong with you? We all know the civil society and Harrington have already appealed to the supreme court where the case will be heard by no ther than justice Dennis Chirwa, Justice Peter Chitengi. We will see who will have the last laugh. By the way, why aren’t you commenting on the US$2 million stolen by Tetakapokomalilo, you know the hearses? And Banda did not relax over Zambia Airways, Akulu Mphuno aliye evidence ngako! He just making empty noises monga galu ya chiwewe. It’s actually him who ought to apologise.

  47. The loss of billions to a sector that enjoys massive donor support is saddening especially that the culprits of the theft of this money at the Ministry of Health can today even offer crocodile tears to the suffering of our health workers. They even use the stolen wealth to fan political tension and attempt to collapse Banda’s government!

  48. #62, dont worry my dear, i have all the full details.I will keep you posted as soon as i finishing feeding your son,Jnr.

  49. The man has apologised…..but women are still give birth out side which is equally bad. GRZ should just give the health works a 35% increament and all will be back to normal….full stop

  50. 60 Anonymous, on your Maestro and the others, how do u manage to bold and italize your posts?, use HTML commands.

    You can find them by google search.
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  51. M
    agande who has kicked off his campaign in the MMD and has embarked on country-wide tour was recently called for police interrogations over the abuse of state resources to support a private business in Zambian Airways.
    Magande justified his ‘intervention’ as legal citing the Loans and Guarantee Act as foundation for his intervention. He stated that he has authority as Minister of Finance to intervene in Parastatals debts and loans including that of National Airports Corporation.

  52. Ba Moze, wait until Justices Dennis Chirwa and Peter Chitengi review your Phillip Musonda’s wanting ruling, you will cry. You brother Tetakapokomalilo stole US$2 million from the tutengamalilo, iy tribunal ya oneka ka! We’ll see if Musonda shall come to the rescue again.

  53. He informed the officers that he phoned Acting President Rupiah Banda at 22:00hrs to intervene on behalf of Zambian Airways against the decisions National Airports Corporation had made. NCL had withheld services that threatened the closure of Zambian Airways. He urged Banda to look for ‘his Minister of Transport, Dora Siliya so that she could direct the Managing director of NACL to halt the intended action!’’
    Clearly, the personal link and interest Magande had in the airline is exposed in his own answers!

  54. THE ELECTORAL PACT
    O
    n 4th June 2009, a surprising announcement was made. Two leading opposition parties of the country the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Part for National Development (UPND) would form a formidable alliance against the MMD.
    In a press statement signed by PF leader, Michael Sata and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, the duo announced that they had come together in an electoral alliance to unseat the MMD.
    They promised to offer stringent checks and balances against the ‘corrupt’ government of Banda. They demanded for early Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
    The two parties have since embarked on political activities aimed at promoting the alliance.

  55. 68 Mrs.Habupampu (Maestro) cool and please do a good job on I will keep you posted as soon as i finishing feeding your son,Jnr..

    Until then.
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  56. A startling revelation has been Hakainde Hichilema who has emerged with vitriolic political attacks against Banda and his ministers. He lampooned Education Minister Professor Geoffrey Lungwanga as a big man with ‘a small brain’.
    He further accused Minister of Information, Ronnie Shikapwasha of intimidation describing him; ‘’your body mass does mean that you have more power and can intimidate me!’’
    After Siliya was re-appointed as Minister, Hakainde held a press conference to denounce Banda’s decision demanding the immediate revocation of Siliya’s appointment and resignation of President Banda. He has accused Banda of having a special relation with Siliya.

  57. Hichilema was known to practice clean modern politics. His politics were likened to Barack Obama promising a fresh, young start to the current rot in politics. However Hichilema has abandoned his quest for clean politics and language for dirty politics and crude language.
    Probably his two electoral failures in 2006 and 2008 have taught him a sad lesson that has left him desperate to achieve a total transformation.
    But to morph into a little Cobra spewing enormous amount of venom against everyone, Hichilema has embarked on a dangerous journey. Many saw Hichilema as a softer alternative to the ‘madness’ of Sata or as a cleaner image against the ‘corruption’ of the MMD.

  58. Hichilema was known to practice clean modern politics. His politics were likened to Barack Obama, promising a fresh, young start to the current rot in politics.

    However, Hichilema has abandoned his quest for clean politics and language for dirty politics and crude language.

    Probably his two electoral failures in 2006 and 2008 have taught him a sad lesson

    that has left him desperate to achieve a total transformation.

    But to morph into a little Cobra spewing enormous amount of venom against everyone, Hichilema has embarked on a dangerous journey. Many saw Hichilema as a softer alternative to Sata.

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    The weakness of the alliance is the choice of the presidential candidate. Hakainde seems to be counting on the NCC that it will bar Sata…

  59. But to assume the alter-ego of Michael Sata and appear as ‘Prince Cobra’, Hichilema is in uncharted territory. Only time will tell how Zambians will take this new, violent and thuggish image Hichilema as assumed abandoning the clean and smooth image.
    The weakness of the alliance is the choice of the Presidential Candidate. Hakainde seems to be counting on the NCC that it will bar Michael Sata to stand at the next election with their wicked clause that demands that a degree holder should be among the qualifications of a Presidential candidate.
    Sata seems to be relying on his strength and age that can allow him to persuade Hichilema to wait until 2016. Or in the event that they managed to collapse this government and their call for a fresh election is upheld, Hichilema will stand in…

  60. The choice of the Presidential Candidate will make or break the alliance. But for now both parties appear to enjoy the attention, interest and publicity the alliance has brought unto them and the marriage will remain rosy as far as they keep the debate of the presidential candidate out of the bedroom!

  61. BA MONZE DO YOU THINK RB IS TAKING THIS COUNTRY ANYWHERE? THE 8 MONTHS IS TALKING ABOUT IS JUST REPUBLICAN, BUT REMEMBER HE WAS VP THEN. IF HE KNOWS ALL THESE WRONGS, WHERE ARE THE SIGN FOR REVERSING THEM? IF HE IS YOUR FATHER DONT CONFUSE THE MASSES WITH WRONG BLOGS. IF HE KNOWS MAUREEN WAS OR CORRUPT WHY NOT TAKE A STEP LIKE HIS PREDECESOR DID TO CHILUBA? TO HELL WITH YOUR DAD RB

  62. HISTORY OF POLITICAL ALLIANCES, PACTS AND MERGERS
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    he first known political and electoral alliance was the Africa National Congress (ANC) and the United National Independence Party (UNIP) when Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Kenneth David Kaunda joined forces against the United Federal Party (UFP) to gain universal suffrage in 1963.
    UNIP and Kaunda led the independent government while Nkumbula left the alliance in 1964 and the ANC became the official opposition.

  63. In 1999, six small parties Zambia Democratic Congress (ZDP), Agenda for Zambia (AZ), Zambia Lima Party, National Citizen’s Coalition, National Party and the Labour Party came together and formed the Zambia Alliance for Progress (ZAP).
    At the launch Dr. Guy scot pointed out that: ‘’The ruling party is using its incumbency to the fullest, so working together is the only way we can beat Frederick Chiluba and his party the MMD.’’.
    Labour party chief, Chibeza Mfune stated that; ‘’It is no longer good to go into an election divided. Election results have shown that although the total votes for the opposition is good or better than the MMD, the opposition loses because they stand as individual parties.’’

  64. However, leadership wrangles quickly broke the alliance and constituent parties retreated to their old parties. ZAP however continued to exist under the leadership of Dean Mungomba.
    Later Dean joined forces with Benjamin Yorum Mwila and his Republican Party to form Zambia Republican Party (ZRP). Mwila outmanoeuvred Dean and he retreated to his ZAP party. Mwila retained leadership of ZRP.
    Many alliances, electoral pacts and mergers have occurred and have failed to make significance difference.

  65. 64 Ba Moze I like Maureen also refused to confirm if she was campaigning for presidency stating that leadership comes from the people. This is an old assertion that leaders practice when they wish to satisfy their ambitions for political office lying that ‘people want me to stand’. It is ironical that Maureen should be the one to request government to pay striking nurses their pay demands at the height of a K27billion scandal at Ministry of Health. Maureen, Darlington Mwape and Simon Miti are deeply involved in the theft of these huge funds (up-to K64billion since 2006).

    Wha is she not being taken to court for corruption? Is it because she could have been the one at the height of the appointment of President RB Banda as Vice President of…

  66. 88 Anonymous, you are welcome follwoing your “Maestro, thanks so much. You are good man/womanbut thank God, Our Creator for I am only a vessel to pass His knowledge that He has endowed me with to others like you.

    As a matter of fact, I am a man and have never been a woman in my whole life.

    Have a blessed day.
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  67. H
    owever, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) formed as an electoral pact out of serious parties in the United Party for National Development (UPND), the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) and the United National Independence Party (UNIP), challenged President Levy Mwanawasa in 2006.
    Hichilema led the alliance and the election results show that UDA did poorly. Instead a previously small party in the Patriotic Front and its leader Michael Sata nearly won the elections but emerged as the largest opposition. Hichilema’s alliance however won only 22 seats. UPND as a single party had previously 47 Parliamentary seats.H
    owever, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) formed as an electoral pact out of serious parties in the United Party for National Development (UPND), the Forum for…

  68. CONCLUSION
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    resident Rupiah Banda’s government appears a besieged one. His handlers are not helping matters. There is saying that ‘’A President is as good as his aides.’’.
    His enemies are campaigning against him from all fronts. His enemies have alienated his government from donor support. Some donors have withheld funding or are slow to release money.
    And local revenue collections have hit an all time low since 1994. In his submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Economic and labour affairs, ZRA chief, Chriticles Mwansa stated that his authority is facing serious revenue collection challenges. He said that revenue collections will have negative impact on government expenditure.

  69. Mwansa regretted that ZRA had under collected revenue from all tax types in company tax, with-holding tax, property transfer, trade taxes, PAYE, and consumption taxes such as VAT blaming it on the global financial crisis.
    Mwansa gave a bleak outlook for the rest of the year as the revenue collection was going to be below target performance. He stated that revenue from the mining, tourism, export and manufacturing sectors which used to be favourable was now not promising. Mineral royalty Tax had dropped from K41billion to K15.2 billion.
    The political crisis is artificial and created by his enemies using clever tactics. Banda has to attend to the political situation in the MMD and the country. His presidency is beginning to appear a besieged and difficult one dodging crisis after crisis…

  70. Ba Moze,
    don’t get me wrong, its just a suggestion. I think it would be more civilised of you to tell us the website of the article than publishing the whole article here on LT thereby using Lt as your personal website. Don’t you think you are disturbing comments intended for thr topic at hand? more over, I feel bored reading your unsequenced opnions.

  71. #89 Abena, if you have been following my postings, i have been anti RB all the way. So really, i dont understand all your barking and ranting. This is just data. No need to get your knickers in a twist!! Are you normal??

  72. 69 Ba Moze, the “Ms Chifungula has always expressed alarm at the extent and abuse of huge amounts of money at the ministry but no particular attention has been paid to her cries” has always been president HH’s message in campaigns that Zambia had enough money to pay Civil Servants 3.5 million or so Kwacha per month, but politicians of insults we saying where is HH going to find the money to pay public workers should he assume the Presidency of Zambia?.

    The simple fact is that people ignored president HH’s good real message because they are used to listenning to insults instead of real solutions to our socio-economic problems as a Nation.

    Have a blessed day.
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  73. Ba Moze, dont be too excited sharing such information without knowing the true source. I advise you to stop right now! If you have ears, please heed, as this might put you in trouble. Polite warning!

  74. #100, background, i dont remember seeing a receipt that showed that you paid rent on LT! If you cant stand the heat, stay out of the ntwenu! In fact LT has not even said a word…so?

  75. Mrs Maestro, no disrespect intended. The fact that i respect your husband, means that i respect you too, mulamu. Yangu! Mulibakali.

  76. 70 Ba Moze, on “MMinister of Health Dr. Brian Chituwo defended the disposal of the K24billion worth of drugs defending Miti that he followed all procedures required for the disposal of government assets! He attributed the wastage to the dissolution Central Board of Health and arguing that most of the expired drugs were ‘unplanned donations’ from service clubs, churches and NGO’s!” I am just surprised that Brian Chituwo seems to be untouchable in the on going investigation of the MOH 27 Billion Saga.

    However, I will wait and see what will happen.
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  77. .
    Ba Moze, I don’t think you need LT to say a word for you to know that what you are doing is wrong neiher did you need my word. But since your conscience tells you that it is right, I just have to remind you that it was just a suggestion which means, you can take it or leave it.

  78. 1038 Ba Moze, thanks on your “Bloggers, have a lovely and blessed weekend! Peace.” and the fraternity love.

    Do not worry much about Mrs Maestro, she will come round when she realises that we are partners in development.

    Have a blessed weeken too and take care.
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  79. 77 Ba Moze, I liked “Magande who has kicked off his campaign in the MMD and has embarked on country-wide tour was recently called for police interrogations over the abuse of state resources to support a private business in Zambian Airways“, but feel sad for AKAPONDA and Clive Chirwa (PhD, UK) who seem to be banking on MP Magande Ng’andu (MA in Economics) to support Chirwa C. (PhD, UK) for Zambian President.

    MP Magande, please keep doing the campaigns as Katele Kalumba (PhD, USA?) is on your side as MMD National Secretary.

    Have a blessed weekend and take careful care.
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  80. 84 Ba Moze, the “After Siliya was re-appointed as Minister, Hakainde held a press conference to denounce Banda’s decision demanding the immediate revocation of Siliya’s appointment and resignation of President Banda. He has accused Banda of having a special relation with Siliya.” came from an address of PF and UPND cadres which I believe was not a Press Conference though I stand to be properly informed since I am very far away from home.

    As for the “special relation“, what I have gathered from well placed sources in the MMD is that President RB Banda is a close friend of Dora Siliya’s father. If such is true, then I do not see any problem with president HH’s statement.

    However, if the friendship is rumour, then sad.
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  81. Maestro, actually Dora is a close friend of mine., on a serious note. RB helped her campaign during the 2006 elections in Petauke while he was still a farmer. After she won..of course there was “some gratification”shown to him, or is it given. In short its a question of one turn deserving the other!!

  82. 85 Ba Moze, the “Probably his two electoral failures in 2006 and 2008 have taught him a sad lesson that has left him desperate to achieve a total transformation… Many saw Hichilema as a softer alternative to the ‘madness’ of Sata or as a cleaner image against the ‘corruption’ of the MMD” this may be true, but Brazillian President lost presidential elections 3 times before he finally won his first term in 2002.

    As for the softer alternative, president HH is still in that mode only that ha can not allow characters to have a free-for-all just because he does not like insulting. I just hope hw wont do “if you can’t beat them, join them” for such would be risking eternity for nothing at all — losing life at the end.
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  83. #12 Abena CB, what do ypou mean by saying you cannot wait to celebrate? Celebration as in being happy that VJ is dead or celebrating the funeral as in honoring him? If it is the former, you are an *****.

  84. #12 Abena CB, I meant to say “what do you mean by saying you cannot wait to celebrate? Celebration as in being happy that VJ is dead or celebrating the funeral as in honoring him? If it is the former, you are an I.D.I.O.T

  85. 119 Ba Moze,on your “Maestro, actually Dora is a close friend of mine., on a serious note. RB helped her campaign during the 2006 elections in Petauke while he was still a farmer. After she won..of course there was “some gratification”shown to him, or is it given. In short its a question of one turn deserving the other!!” great stuff and why then is the President or MMD panicking about president HH’s normal words as this truth is ccoming out?

    I hope people will desist from being emotional for nothing.

    Thanks boss for this enlightenment.
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  86. There was no need to apologise. The situation is bad in the country. It should be seen by all that the level it has reached is just what we saw in the pictures. It’s sad that NGOCC are treating the matter from a gender point of view which I believe doesnot even offer any solution to the on going crisis in Zed. Let’s be serious.

  87. 86 Majorgreetings and on your “The weakness of the alliance is the choice of the presidential candidate. Hakainde seems to be counting on the NCC that it will bar Sata…” I believe that honourable PF selfappointed leader MC Sata (Grade 2/6, unknown) understands this and has already accepted the fact that president HH is more well placed to lead the PACT as a young energetic man.

    All that the PF is doing is to convince its cadres to rally behind the man of the moment president HH. Remember that Luapula PF and UPND members have already indicated that they will support whoever the PACT will field for Zambian President elections as candidate.
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  88. The Post were just trying to put a message clear!!no need to worry!I don’t understand how RB could call that pornography!!VIVA Post..

  89. Bloggers, Ba Moze is engaged in propaganda for the MMD party. Propaganda is not the same thing as cheap partisan rhetoric such as what we hear from Tentamashimba. It can be a mixture of lies, truth, facts, fiction, opinion, rhetoric, and sensationalism. This is what this character is doing. He is basically trying to win support for incompetent RB using the back door of bring you ‘data’.

  90. cant comment coz i havent seen the pics. can someone be kind enough to tell me where i can find it?

  91. I thoughy the POST had published the pictures they are talking about. I see nothing wrong if these were sent to rellevant authorities in order to draw their attention to what is prevailing.

  92. 96 Ba Moze, on Hichilema led the alliance and the election results show that UDA did poorly. Instead a previously small party in the Patriotic Front and its leader Michael Sata nearly won the elections but emerged as the largest opposition.” While this is almost true, some serious facts like the small party PF led by MC Sata in a coalition with the ULP led by then bitter losing UPND president hopeful Sakwiba Sikota at the 2006 UPND Convention have been left out. Even information like the PF-ULP coalition fielded most of the former UPND senior members as PF MP candidates is missing.

    This creates a lie that PF alone move from being a smal party to become the largest opposition party. Thus, let honesty take root so that Citizens are fed with credible data.

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  93. The same Post is encouraging the nurses to continue with their strike and now you say they sent those picture with what intentions? They are hypocrites, They will be judged for the lives affected.

  94. 96 Ba Moze, on Hichilema’s alliance however won only 22 seats. UPND as a single party had previously 47 Parliamentary seats.” This is very wrong too for the UPND has about 22 or 23 MPs while FFD has 1 and UNIP nothing. The author of this piece did not use facts and I will prove this below.

    Find below a list of UPND, FDD and UNIP MPs as the 3 parties constituted UDA which sponsored president HH as presidential candidate [Source National Assemby website]:
    1.BEENE, Godfrey Mwiize Itezhi-tezhi UPND
    2.CHAZANGWE, George Choma UPND
    3.CHIZHYUKA, Robbie M Namwala UPND
    4.HABEENZU, Munji Chikankata UPND
    5.HACHIPUKA, Emmanuel M Mbabala UPND
    6.HAMUDUDU, Highvie Hambulo Bweengwa UPND
    7.HAMUSONDE, Boyd Nangoma UPND
    8.KAKOMA, Charles W Zambezi…

  95. 96 Ba Moze, on Hichilema’s alliance however won only 22 seats. UPND as a single party had previously 47 Parliamentary seats.” This is very wrong too for the UPND has about 22 or 23 MPs while FFD has 1 and UNIP nothing. The author of this piece did not use facts and I will prove this below.

    Find below a list of UPND, FDD and UNIP MPs as the 3 parties constituted UDA which sponsored president HH as presidential candidate [Source National Assemby website]:

    8.KAKOMA, Charles W Zambezi East UPND
    9.KATUKA, Stephen Mwinilunga East UPND
    10.LIMATA, Josephine Mwiya Luampa UPND
    11.MATONGO, David Pemba UPND
    12.MOOYA, Vitalicy M Moomba UPND
    13.MUNTANGA, Request Kalomo Central UPND
    14.MUSOKOTWANE, Regina M Katombola UPND
    15.MUYANDA,…

  96. 96 Ba Moze, on Hichilema’s alliance however won only 22 seats. UPND as a single party had previously 47 Parliamentary seats.” This is very wrong too for the UPND has about 22 or 23 MPs while FFD has 1 and UNIP nothing. The author of this piece did not use facts and I will prove this below.

    Find below a list of UPND, FDD and UNIP MPs as the 3 parties constituted UDA which sponsored president HH as presidential candidate [Source National Assemby website]:

    15.MUYANDA, Raphael Sinazongwe UPND
    16.MWEEMBA, Bennie K Magoye UPND
    17.MWIIMBU, Jacob J Monze UPND
    18.NKOMBO, Gary G Mazabuka Central UPND
    19.NTUNDU, Brian, Macloudine Gwembe UPND
    20.SEJANI, Ackson Mapatizya UPND
    21.SYAKALIMA, Douglas Siavonga UPND
    22.?
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  97. Maestro, why do you behave like a girl changing names, we miss the maestro Hhe Hhe Heeeh name. Back to the topic, how do you see the pact working? HH wants to rule(100%), Sata wants to rule(100%), how will the future be? i dont see either of them vacking out, infact the best period for such a pact should have been last year, Old man should have ruled with HH as an elected and not appointed vice president.(too bad the constitution does not have such a cause). Frankly speaking, i dont see this pact working, assist me

  98. 96 Ba Moze, on Hichilema’s alliance however won only 22 seats. UPND as a single party had previously 47 Parliamentary seats.” This is very wrong too for the UPND has about 22 or 23 MPs while FFD has 1 and UNIP nothing. The author of this piece did not use facts and I will prove this below.

    Find below a list of UPND, FDD and UNIP MPs as the 3 parties constituted UDA which sponsored president HH as presidential candidate [Source National Assemby website]:

    FDD
    23.BANDA, Chifumu Kingdom Chasefu FDD
    24.NGOMA, Levy J Sinda FDD

    UNIP
    25.LUNGU, Mkhondo D Lundazi UNIP

  99. Ms kabwela has the same anatomy as the woman who gave birth outside UTH. So what was so special in circulating the pictures? From my own experience as a medical personnel, most mothers who give birth out side hospitals delay at home. Some travel to hospitals when the birth canal is completely open for the birth of the baby. Ideally the woman should be admitted early in order to monitor progress of labour. The husband is to blame for coming to hospital late.

  100. #136 correction on
    21.SYAKALIMA, Douglas Siavonga UPND
    22.?

    Following:

    96 Ba Moze, on “Hichilema’s alliance however won only 22 seats. UPND as a single party had previously 47 Parliamentary seats.” This is very wrong too for the UPND has about 22 or 23 MPs while FFD has 1 and UNIP nothing. The author of this piece did not use facts and I will prove this below.

    Find below a list of UPND, FDD and UNIP MPs as the 3 parties constituted UDA which sponsored president HH as presidential candidate [Source National Assemby website]:

    UPND
    22 KASOKO, EdwardMwembeshiUPND

    is the missing UPND MP to bring all UPND MPs to 22.

    In light of this, I would like to allege that Senior Citizen for I challenged him on wrong 15 UPND MP lie wrote the above…

  101. #137 persona greetings. I responded to your name issue yesterday already and so I will not waste space on it again. As for your “Back to the topic, how do you see the pact working? HH wants to rule(100%), Sata wants to rule(100%), how will the future be? The PACT is working and there is not problem as to who will be the presidential candidate since honourable Sata (Grade 2/4) realised that he can not win Presidential elections under PF and hence called on the might UPND to form a PACT with him. As Sata (Sub B/Standard 4) approached UPND and accepted to the forming of a 9 member from each party to form an 18 member Governing Council, this shows that his demeaning attitude towards president HH and UPND has ended.

    Last year he advanced a case that he had more MPs.
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  102. 137 persona.

    Continuing on Last year he [Sata (Grade 2/6)] advanced a case that he had more MPs.… And claimed that this was enough to let him be presidential candiddate, he later walked out of KK’s Kabulonga house where him and PF’s Guy Scott together with president HH and KK were trying to let HH (MBA, UK) led the PACT.
    Against this background, what do you think has changed to make Sata (Grade 2/6) accept UPND as a strong opposition party when he demean UPND and president HH just some 9 months ago?

    My view is that Sata (Grade 2/6) has noticed that his CV is too badly dented with his terrible past and now he realised that supporting financially sound president HH is the obly way for him to get a GRZ position again. Otherwise, why is Chewe the virgin quiet?

  103. #137 persona.

    Continuing on Otherwise, why is Chewe the virgin quiet?, what is simply happening in my view is that Sata (Sub B/Standard 4) is just preparing the minds of PF cadres to find it easy to accept the leadership of president HH.

    One thing I like about Sata (Grade 2/6) is that he makes clever decisions when he checks how trick the situation looks.

    Your “i dont see either of them vacking out, infact the best period for such a pact should have been last year, Old man should have ruled with HH as an elected and not appointed vice president.(too bad the constitution does not have such a cause). Frankly speaking, i dont see this pact working, assist me” is useless and just wait for more instructions as to how to vote for HH in 2011…

  104. 98 Ba Moze. On President Rupiah Banda’s government appears a besieged one. His handlers are not helping matters. There is saying that ‘’A President is as good as his aides.’’.
    His enemies are campaigning against him from all fronts. His enemies have alienated his government from donor support. Some donors have withheld funding or are slow to release money.
    , my advice to President RB Banda is that let him stop competing for being MMD or Country presidential candidate as at now, but focus on developmental programmes.

    The Holy Bible records that you can not serve two masters at the same time for either one of them will have to suffer.

    So, President RB Banda, let elections sort your Presidency when time shall come.
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  105. By the way, the break-way UPND named ULP leader by unelected? Sakwiba Sikota has a number of MPs, namely:

    1.IMBWAE, Eileen Mbuywana Lukulu West ULP
    2.IMENDA, Batuke Lukulu East ULP
    3. SIKOTA, Sakwiba Livingstone ULP.

    These may somehow be considered as Rebel UPND MP since they might have become UPND dissidents to borrow such terms from the PF which has about 16 non-rebel PF MPs loyal to self-appoint leader MC Sata (Grade 2/6) and 23 rebel PF MPs under the spokesmanship of MP Peter Machungwa.

    I humbly ask you all Zambian and other non-Zambian Citizens to read widely to avoid being cheated by MMD characters who are pressing hard to show a weak opposition.

    At the end of it all, have a blessed weekend you all and take extra care in everything.
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  106. #9 zoe, you fool do you read? the report in the times of zambia today and in the post says that the ngocc wrote their protest to the post on 12 june 2009. and when was the president’s press conference?

  107. Ba Moze mulabomba yama , where do you find to blog like there is no tomorrow ?
    Elotefyamano fyonse ifyo mulanda, though you are wise than Habupampu Maestro,he really makes me sick.

  108. wat matters most was the intention of my innocent lovely lady chansa, she did it not to show the nudity or mere nakedness of our mothers but to show sympathy on our suffering women. i don’t really see anything wrong with those pics after all we see such when learning human reproduction system

  109. Rupiah Bamba may God forgive you for evry tear that we zambians drop.stop treatin the police like hunting dogs simply bcoz they follow their ethics.nowander pipo are sacrificing to sin so that they wish you dead.if we follow the law to the bone,it is you that must be arrested bcoz you had those materials that you claim were pornographic.secondly the law says the pictures must be produced to arouse others and should be published for that purpose.unless you tel me RB had an erection when he so those picture or is that how your little wife looks like.infact you should also be charged with child molestation.LORD HELP US.WE ARE YOUR CHILDREN.

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