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Mumbi Phiri refuses to endorse Nkandu Luo

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Munali Member of Parliament Mumbi Phiri
Mumbi Phiri

The Controversy in the Opposition Patriotic Front over adoption of parliamentary candidates has deepened.

The much anticipated adoption in the opposition party is so much divisive that even families are on the verge on splitting

Former PF Munali Member of Parliament, Mumbi Phiri is reluctant to endorse her elder sister, Professor Nkandu Luo, who was adopted to replace her.

Mrs Phiri claims the decision by the PF central committee to adopt Professor Luo, has left a crack in her family, especially that she had never made her intentions known.

Efforts to get a comment from Professor Luo failed as her mobile phone was switched off.

Meanwhile, The Patriotic Front-PF said , once voted into office,it intends to decentralise powers to enable people make their own decisions from district to provincial level.

Speaking during a public forum organised by Media Institute for Southern Africa-(MISA)Zambian chapter at sunset lodge in Monze,Patriotic Front district chairperson Mackenzie Lungu said his party wants to see full participation of all Zambians by introducing ward councils in villages,Chief councils and also district chief councils.

”our party once voted in office after September 20,will make suere that we decentralise all powers to enable our people make their own decisions at both province and district levels”,Lungu said.

”This is aimed at making possible the information flow from the grassroots not what is happening with the MMD”,he added.
Mr Lungu added that his party will domesticate and implement the 2008 United Nations General assembly convention on the rights of persons with dissabilities as well as the review of the Persons With Disability act of 1996.

”our party is the only committed party in uplifting the living conditions of the less privileged in society and we will bring on board all the treaties that Zambia has signed including the 2008 United Nations General Convention on the right of persons with disabilities”,Lungu said.

”its sad that the country has failed to implement the treaties despite Zambia being the signatory to the many treaties”,he added.

75 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t be surprised madam, those are the consequences of eating from the same table with the serpent. You never know what is in his mind. Why should he replace you when he himself has been loosing presidential elections three times consecutively. At least you had won in Munali Constituency. What is the justification for replacing you this time around with an old monkey? I always remember your solidality to him when he was almost arrested by DEC recently, only to be stubbed in the back. Sorry sure next time be careful, You even missed on the windfalls at NCC because of your loyalty to him, at least you could have made some extra cool cash!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Pf your time to mend cuts (wounds) is too short . The more you beaker the more slim chance u ve to win this election . Anyway don’t even lie yourselves that you ve chance for this election . Kaleza , zambians ve already made up their to nafuti nafuti go for mmd . Here is a reflection of the election results . Mmd 33% , pf 28 % upnd 23 % the rest parties 16%. . Mark this please.

  3. It is sad to see a party that promised so much implode without any pressure from outside. I would borrow the saying from the Holy Christian Bible which says that you shall know them by their fruits. It says a lot about their leader’s style of leadership. This is the time when they should show that they are credible contenders not a bunch of power hungry egotistical individuals.

  4. This is not true. Mumbi Phiri has openly declared support for Prof Luo. She was even present at the Supreme Court during Sata’s filing of nominations. Mumbi Phiri told a journalists that those who expected her to defect from PF will be disappointed. Therefore, I urge the media to report factually and truthfully. This is not the time of concocting facts.
    Other PF past MPs who were not adopted but were present at the Supreme Court to show solidarity with Sata include Willie Nsanda and Mark Mushili. In fact the other day one blog maliciously reported that Sata has dropped Nsanda from the list yet the truth is that Nsanda didnt apply for re-adoption. He opted to offer his services in other capacities. 

  5. I should have also concluded to say in the above posting that “media dont force smoke out of the silent gun”. The media has implored by the stakeholders especially the ECZ to be responsible, factual and ethical. Journalism in Zambia is still one of the most indiscipline profession which needs to be regulated so that there is order and sanity. Why cant journalists emulate lawyers who are guided by high ethics? We need a piece of legislature to tame this ugly profession which has lost its head. A country that is at the mess of indiscipline journalists is backward and misguided. 

  6. .@ 08 maimai. u seem to be a witch finder. tell us what are the standings for pf mps in places like kawambwa, samfya, bahati, mwense and nchelenge constituencies because we hear about problems of adoptions.

  7. Mumbi Phiri, your blind loyalty has taken you nowhere. You were never a performer during your time as MP for Munali but just loud mouth. You are no different from Esther Nakawala.

  8. PF will easily grab the seats which you have listed. The voting pattern in Zambian is not personalized but based on party loyalty. For instance, the squabbles that characterized the adoption of former sports deputy minister in the Mporokoso by-election is a good reminder of how people get swayed by party loyalty. There was one camp in PF which was not pleased with the fielding of the former deputy minister on assumption that he was not popular in the area. However, when voting came, the guy won with a landslide victory. This will also happen in Luapula province. Think of how Kunda was shamed when he visited the province last month. The man ended up addressing children and hired teachers whilst the streets were littered with PF chanting crowds.  

  9. I am sure the above comment has comprehensively answered @# 9’s question. In fact MMD was not even supposed to filed candidates in regions such as Southern, Luapula, Western, C/belt and Lusaka. It was just a formality being a ruling party to portray to the public that it is present in all the corners of the country. This is the reason why you have Dr Machungwa being sacrificed for a huge humiliation in Kabwata. Even a baby who was born yesterday knows too well that Machungwa will be shredded and that will mark the end of his political career. PF is strongly entrenched in Lusaka. At the same time PF’s candidates in Southern Province will be gravely crashed by UPND. There was no need of PF to field a candidate in such a hostile province to their party. 

  10. @ #8, You are the only one who still has trust for lawyers. Law profession is the most wicked I have ever seen. Infact, it is a big contributing factor to the economic woes that Zambia has found itself in. Mind you Lawyers include Judges. They are the most corrupt professionals. No wonder why Kamuzu Banda once banned private practice in Malawi.

  11. HH said the plunderes are regrouping again, Micheal Sata was the Secretary general when Mabenga withdrew K2billion Kwacha through national assembly for the MMD convention for Chilubas failed third term bid, and Nkandu Lou was minister during the disgraced ICASA conference in Zambia when lots of funds where plundered, They are regrouping again,more of the Same!!!

  12. Abesu you are highly opinionated. Mind you truth and fact are two different words which mean different things. Therefore, your assumption that am the only one who still believes in lawyers is neither a fact nor truth. You have simply generalized and glossed over my statement without analytically focusing on the specific point to which my statement was pointing to. I am sure whosoever reads my posting would attest that I did not exonerate any profession, lawyers inclusive from any malpractice. My point was premised on ethics. The Law Association of Zambia, a body which I belong to was created under the Act of Parliament. Therefore, there are specific ethics and guidelines which all lawyers adhere to not by choice but by virtue of their practice. No more space to elaborate. 

  13. The lady has her drinking problems and PF knows she cannot now win them any seat in Lusaka. She needs to do a bit more on her life, just like Dora and Marjorie with their own drinking problems though adopted by MMD with few good candidates to pick from.

  14. Loud mouthed stupid bitch. We are going to campaign for the professor. What has she done for the people in her constituency?

  15. Maimai, let not Namakando’s warped reporting confuse you. Infact, from the composition of your english, many of us are under the belief that you have a functioning brain. It is as such our utter dismay to see you try to gloss over the more than evident problems in the Namakando controlled, Sepent owned, PF. Fact is, this adoption process has expectantly gone wrong. By the way what is Dr. Scott’s role and input in the whole process??? Surely he should have a bigger role than that of just walking around with his ka fist raised, and I’m he is more ambitious than to be content with the ABJ nissan he drives; doesn’t he deserve to have some input in the process?? Any answers ba Maimai??

  16. PF is the exact image of MMD prior to 2001, same people all over, Willie Nsanda was once deputy minister of transport, Nkandu Luo, Guy Scot you name them !!! eish man !! why should we trade MMD for another MMD they are all the same PERIOD!! If HH can convince me that he’s a man for ALL Zambians i’ll put my X on him

  17. Why not tell people the truth so that they make informed decisions Mumbi Phiri is on record to have told journalists after Sata filed in that she will remain loyal to PF and support Luo unlike other people jumping from one party to another they other day Chanda said the same thing on radio so why tell people lies LT? MMD, Times, ZNBC and Daily Mail tell people the truth or else Zambia will be a failed state.

  18. #8 Tell us the full list for PF candidates. Why is PF failing to find people in all constituencies with only one day to go before MPs’ nominations start?

    • Why do you want them. we know you. after all you are the people who came from UNIP with William Banda you are violent. you infested MMD and that is why people do not want MMD any more. it is full of Tilyenji’s People.

  19. THE THING IS, ITS NOT FOR MUMBI PHIRI TO ENDORSE LUO, ITS THE PF CENTRAL COMMITTEE………SHE IS A GREAT LADY, BUT SHE DID HER PART, LET HER JUST GIVE CHANCE TO HER SISTER TO ALSO OFFER HER SERVICES……..SHE MUST BE THE ONLY APPLICANT COMING OUT THIS WAY! THAT IS IF THIS STORY IS TRUE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!……..

  20. # 22……PF IS NOT FAILING TO FIND PEOPLE TO FIELD, BUT RATHER HAVING DIFFICULTIES IN DECIDING WHO TO FIELD DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE…..OTHERWISE MUMBI PHIRI WOULDN’T BE COMPLAINING THAT SHE HAS BEEN LEFT OUT!!!!!!!

  21. If Mumbi Phiri failed to perform, equally Nkandu Luo is bound to fail. For your own information, Nkandu Luo was once MP for Mandevu Constituency where she failed to deliver in terms of improving water supply, roads, clinics and she was in govt then, what will make her perform wonders in Munali Constituency especially if she will be in the opposition? No wonder she could not apply to stand in Mandevu instead she opted for Munali where people do not know her performance record.

  22. Viva Rb you were chosen by the LORD God to rule Zambia again because you don’t support gays and you have no problem to have Zambia remain a Christian nation.You win 20September 2011 elections. god bless you, Mr. President. Sata can’t match you because he is a serial savage and zambian know him by now exept for his children who equally are full of his poison.

  23. Ba PF, why Nkandu Luo? these recyled old politicians will never move the country forward. Their time has passed. its time for fresh blood!!

  24. Maimai’s feeble brain has been polluted by Namakando the devil and his Past news shit. And if you Maimai have not seen the crass misbehaviour and sheer lack of morality and ethical conduct in the so called legal profession in Zambia then you are a lost cause. Only God can help you and your ilk.

  25. Its all pf i tell you wether they put a donkey to stand it will still win becoz lsk blood is pf and it cant be changed. This time pf is winning becoz even western province has seen nonsense in Rb who has torn apart the people of western province.

  26. When we say the serpant is tribalist, this is what we mean. Despite all her efforts(Phiri) to impress MCS, he has opted for a fellow monkey. A Mumbi wake up from the slumber.

  27. Professor Nkandu Luo is mere scrap from the rubbish pit.She miserably failed in Mandevu as MP. Should she go through,believe you me,Mumbi Phiri will be vindicated.

  28. No. 12 Maimai:
    Why are you being economical with the truth. You say :”PF will easily grab the seats which you have listed. The voting pattern in Zambian is not personalized but based on party loyalty.” You are running away from saying that voting in Zambia is Tribal. Is it because its in you region that you don’t want to mention it. State it as it is! Thats what it takes to be objective.

  29. No. 27 – Zambia Shall be saved.
    I am shocked that you are shocked at the language of No.18. That is part of the “Donchi Kubeba” manifesto. If they don’t use rogue language then a statement is incomplete for them!

  30. Imwe naimwe atase its all in the family,PF is imploding right before my eyes First you mess up the “PACT”,You will forever be singing SIMBE,Dumb asses You Blew it,Its over kwasila Plot One Yainda!!5 MORE YEARS OF MMD/UNIP BANDA AND SONS INCORPORATED DEPRESSING!!!!!!!

  31. Imwe ba namba 23, why are you justifying something that is not making sense? If Mumbi has done her part as a victoriuos MP in the last munali election, why is the failure on top who has been contesting presidential elections not giving room to the likes of Lubinda, Kabimba etc to lead the party? Or are you just being selective in your choice of words to suit yourselves?

  32. #26 can you tell us which church RB belongs to? Even Thandiwe will tell you that RB does not belong to any church. Stop that crap of gay lies and propaganda. Your big nose chikapwasha was sued for that by SATA and SATA worn the case. The truth is MMD propaganda of gay lies has caught up with them and is not taking them anywhere. Atleast we know SATA is a Catholic and he has a beuatiful wife in the name of Dr Kaseba

    • Ask Hon.Jean kapata about gay issues. She challenged MMD where Canitius Banda featured that they know certain Ministers and their sons in MMD who are gays! Nobody challenged her for fear that she will review! Therefor, let not MMD blow trumpets out of mere proportion meanwhile they know who is Gay there. Ask madam Jean she will tell you as she stated on JOY FM platform programme recorded on 11/08/2011!!

  33. In fact MMD was not even supposed to filed candidates in regions such as Southern, Luapula, Western, C/belt and Lusaka. It was just a formality being a ruling party to portray to the public that it is present in all the corners of the country. This is the reason why you have Dr Machungwa being sacrificed for a huge humiliation in Kabwata. Even a baby who was born yesterday knows too well that Machungwa will be hammered and that will be his end in the history of his political the end of his political career. PF is strongly entrenched in Lusaka. At the same time PF’s candidates in Southern Province will be gravely crashed by UPND. There was no need of PF to field a candidate in such a hostile province to their party.

  34. #37 what tribes are in Lusaka and CB? Grow up please on this issue of tribal votes. It is actually MMD and UPND who benefits from tribal votes that is SP for UPND and MMD for EP. You may blame PF for Luapula and Northern votes but not Lusaka and Copperbelt votes.

  35. Prof Nkandu Luo is a failure in many professions. As a Professor in Microbiology (not Medicine as many people may believe) Luo failed to excell in this important discipline that embraces such deadly pathological mircobes as bacterial, fungi and viruses. She ran away from Unza to float off with a Professorial title that has never been backed up by any tangeable research. Her Tansinta Project was merely based on sociological concepts – not scientific platform. In politics, she achieved nothing to help improve health systems in Zambia. Munali Constituency is ladden with numerous academics and intellectuals who will analyse her pronouncements objectively without swallowing her empty promises. Luo has a formidable opponent in person of Ms. Mwape. The downfall of a Professor looms in the air.

  36. ” Our party once voted into office after September 20, will make sure that we decentralise all powers to enable our people make their own decisions at both provincial and district levels” Lungu said. The naivetee of PF supporters flabbergasts me. How they still believe that Mr Sata is democrat is beyond my understanding more so with the recent charade at Mulungushi rock of authority and the current chaos in the adoption of candidates. This is blind loyalty at is worst or is it at its best?

  37. And who said MP’z should “take development” to their respective constituenciez? The role of parliamentarianz iz to identify areaz of need and lobby government to facsilitate service delivery. So if an MP iz said to have “failed to deliver”, it meanz the government failed.

  38. ba mumbi just keep quiet, your behavior was not
    good and not professional because of what you used
    to at parliament. fighting your fellow MPs Why! Be professional
    then you will be adopted. You talk too much

    Nkandu go! PF go

  39. @ G Mwale are you sure Luo might lose to her so called formidable opponent. Luo is at least known by many but as for her opponent i dont think many in Munali know her.I for one only heard her name when she “resigned” from PF to join MMD. Luo might scoop the seat on this score not particularly that she is popular.

  40. The DONCH KUBEBA Syndrome (No transparency) is very deceptive. One could not even know that her own sister next to her was about to grab her position. It is sad and bad! We appeal to PF to drop and stop the DONCH KUBEBA Syndrome for the sake of good governance of the country.

  41. Mumbi Phiri and Nkandu Luo are sisters ok. The first sister alyako shabu MP nomba the second sister naena alyeko shabu MP. It would have been bad for pf if they were both given different constituencies in Lusaka

  42. YOU CAN NOT TRUST ZAMBIAN MEDIA, THE SAME WILL BRING WAR IN ZAMBIA… KK SAID MMD WILL NOT RULE FOR 27 YRS.. THAT IS HOW THE WIND IS BLOWING… RB HAS DONE EVERY THING, HOSPITALS, MORTUARIES, (NO LABOUR WADS) SCHOOLS, BRIDGES AND YET PEOPLE DO NOT WANT HIM.. (ATI TUKALALYA MORTUARY) AMA ROADS NIMWE MUKALA ENDA MO. HENCE THEY WANT SATA.

  43. I DON’T SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT PF (PARTY for FOOLS) MOST OF THE TIMES BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT THIS TRIBAL GROUPING OF OLD MMD ROOTERS, BUT IF THERE IS ANY SANE MPS WHO WERE SO OBJECTIVE IN THERE CONTRIBUTIONS MUMBI PHIRI WAS IN A CLASS OF HER OWN I WISH UPND CAN SNATCH HER AND ADOPT HER TO STAND, WHAT HAS LUO GOT TO OFFER US

  44. I feel sorry for this Mumbi woman, she was just too talkative and now she has fallen out of favour with the slyme creature. A lesson well learnt!

  45. Luo has nothing to offer other than those nice thickly thighs she showed us in the Post when commissioning the Manda Hill foot bridge. Mumbi was also too talkative, but now has fallen out of favour with the slimy creature. Good lesson learnt.

  46. #46 POMPIDU. Yes, Mr Sata has been laid bare and if anyone had any doubt at all, the PF national convention at Mulungushi cleared it all. It is ridiculous for any PF supporter to expect that Mr Sata can share power with anybody when the evidence is right under their noses.

  47. Just wondering where this story came from and is it from Hon. Mumbi Phiri or just brought out of mere proportion? I head yesterday on radio phoenix that Hon. Phiri has rallied behind Pro. Nkandu Luo and she will support her! Today am seeing this and keeps me wondering who is reporting the truth!!! Stop misleading people and be impartial and factual LT!!!

  48. Hey fellas ignore this trash, it has no source IT IS FAKE DATA. MMD why are you so desperate lying literally about everything SHAME ON YOU BA KWINDI. People are disgusted with your calibre because a party in Government should at least show guts. You lied on Sata’s degree, on Afganistan, on $45M, you lied on homosexuality, you even lie to your brains atase, MMD KUYA BEBELE. Viva PF viva Sata. Mumbi Phiri is principled and she will be appointed as a cabinet minister in PF Government. Mumbi, be strong and stand on what is good, PF means well to all Zambians. Ba Sata is President of the Republic of Zambia starting 20th September 2011, the whole world knows this including Mugabe wow. Ubwatooooooooooooooooo

  49. Iwe chi OCTOPUS PAUL BWALYA, HH and UPND DONT EXIST. LOOK MAN YOU CANT HAVE MPs resigning fro an oppositon at the eleventh hour. The will remember the day you left the PACT on 20th September 2011 because people know that you just a tiny tribal kraal with nothing to offer. Muzalili pamodzi na MMD yanu. Watch the remaining days……PF ni ZEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Viva peoples party, viva Sata

  50. # 22, PF has already concluded its adoptions. It handed out the certificates last week to all those who have been adopted except for a few who were only given on last evening. The party had placed a few on investigations following rumors that some were bribing committee members who were responsible for selections. The list is intact of course just like any other party there are those who are displeased after a fall out. PF can not be run away from such complaints. Some people feel that they are either very popular or the seats they were holding were personal-to-holder. Why PF has not made the list public is up to them, I cant speculate. UPND, UNIP and many other parties have also not disclosed the names of those who have been adopted. The only party that has fulfilled this is MMD. 

  51. I URGE EVERYBODY TO VISIT MUVI TV WEBSITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON MUMBI PHIRI AFTER WHICH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT. I AM SURE JOURNALISTS IN ZAMBIA DONT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH TOO WELL OR THEY ARE EITHER DRUNK WHEN THEY ARE WRITING WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN. www muvitv.com

  52. the only way is to give 20HH the votes to bar such idiocy from gettin to state house..no matter how much you insult UPND ..you PF chaps..satana won’t make it ..

  53. # 40 ….MY FRIEND, SATA HAS NEVER BEEN PRESIDENT,…SO WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY SAYING HE SHOULD GIVE CHANCE TO OTHER PEOPLE??…….INFACT, SATA WAS OPEN TO CHALLENGE AT THE CONVENTION, BUT NOBODY CAME UP COZ THEY BELIEVED THEY HAD A WINABLE CANDIDATE IN SATA, WAUMFWA IWE, THE SO CALLED PF COHORT??

  54. Zambian politicians are just taking citizens for a ride.If not adopted they jump to other parties or resign.Others disappear from the public scene only to reappear in an election year.Others have held MP and other positions for decades thus personalising constituencies.Look at Luo,Mpombo,Mangani,Lucy Changwe,Shakafuswa,Machungwa,Sebastian Zulu,Edwin Kasoko,Joe Kalusa…the whole bandwagon of politicians.We desparately need a break.It must be stoped.

  55. maimai i know you, i didnt know that you can participate in here had it not been for your careful selection of pointers i wouldnt have known. sorry to tell you that you have tried but you cant sway some zambians. for your info movement for mean devils will get 34.7 percent and you and your cronies are going to be at 29.3 percent. We shall see alot of sanity after the elections coz now there is a lot of moon yellow ideas:-\”:-\”:-\”

  56. # 67, does it mean an intimidation? I should also state here that I do also know you too. Thus we know each other, but this does not remove us from expressing our opinions on this democratic space. While you have a right to endorse a party and candidate of your own choice, it does not mean that your preferred choices are the best and will certainly carry the carry on the polling day. My contribution to the unfolding debate does not stop anyone from expressing views which are contrary to my hypothesis. You do not need to be emotional when you painstakingly try to lure support to your preferred political party. Base your arguments and contributions on a grounded reasoning.

  57. EDITED VERSION: # 67, does it mean an intimidation? I should also state here that I do also know you too. Thus we know each other, but this does not remove us from expressing our opinions on this democratic space. While you have a right to endorse a party and candidate of your own choice, it does not mean that your preferred choices are the best and will certainly carry the day on the polling day. My contribution to the unfolding debate does not stop anyone from expressing views which are contrary to my hypothesis. You do not need to be emotional when you painstakingly try to lure support to your preferred political party. Base your arguments and contributions on a grounded reasoning.

  58. For the young ones who are yapping without facts, UPND is a product of a self proclaimed Mason. The last mason standing is HH. No wonder only him could replace Mazoka. So Zambia has refused the ka mason party to rule hence this Sept it will officially close.

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