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Katele calls on all political parties to work together

Dr Katele Kalumba [1]
Dr Katele Kalumba

FORMER MMD national secretary Katele Kalumba has congratulated President Sata for emerging victorious in the September 20 tripartite elections and advised all political leaders to support his administration.

Dr Kalumba said in an interview from Chiengi on September 25 that President Sata needs the support of all Zambians.

“PF is the party in power and it carries a lot of responsibility on its shoulders, on behalf of all Zambians. The ruling party needs our support. MMD, United Party for National Development and others are now in opposition, they also carry a heavy responsibility to be constructive and nationalistic in their opposition,” Dr Kalumba said.

He advised opposition leaders to allow the new government to work without any obstruction and support its progressive policies.

Dr Kalumba also urged opposition leaders to provide leadership to their members and appreciate that in a democracy, the victors and vanquished do not become personal enemies but simply remain political competitors.

“Zambia is a mature democracy and let no one anywhere in the world treat us as an irresponsible and immature State. Zambians have proved that we can promote our national and vital strategic interest, particularly preserving our peace and good neighbourliness with countries outside,” he said.

Dr Kalumba said it is the duty of leaders of all political parties to work with the party in power so that it can implement policies which are benefiting the people.

“There is a lot of collective action. Leaders of various political parties should preserve the fundamental priorities of Zambians and in my humble view, allow the new government to work without undue obstruction,” he said.

He said it is important for political parties to reconcile differences of opinion on policy.

“A rational opposition is an asset to the Zambia’s political system. State institutions that are not part of political party structures should guide the new government and not undermine its political goals. I am proud to be Zambian and we are a nation united and a nation at peace,” Dr Kalumba said.

He congratulated Mr Sata for the ‘sweet victory’ in the just ended general elections.

Dr Kalumba said Mr Sata’s victory has taught politicians to persevere in the face of setbacks and challenges. He said Mr Sata has proved that his mind is focused on providing effective leadership to Zambians.

“We congratulate him for pulling his political team together and for giving vision and hope that it was possible for the PF to win. We the younger generation must learn from that and never say never in life,” Dr Kalumba said.

He commended the former President Banda for his magnanimity in defeat and attending Mr Sata’s inauguration last week on Friday.

Dr Kalumba said that act alone set a standard that those who lose elections should not hide in hole away from the victors.

“I congratulate my uncle general Benson Kapaya for winning the Chiengi Parliamentary seat on the PF ticket. I also thank the entire PF Luapula team. Kennedy Sakeni and his team really worked hard. Those who have lost should accept the will of the people,” Dr Kalumba said.

[Zambia Daily Mail]

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#1 Comment By Muyembe On September 26, 2011 @ 8:13 am

Now that you are destined to prison,you wonna be mr nice guy.kekekeke

#2 Comment By MWAKA On September 26, 2011 @ 8:16 am

THAT’S HOW A NOBLE PERSON BEHAVES AND THINKS. THANKS DR. KATELE, WE WILL DO OUR BEST. BUT WHERE IS DORA SILIYA? SHE SHOULD SAY SOMETHING TOO.

#3 Comment By operation: Owl On September 26, 2011 @ 8:26 am

ekeekkeekekekke…..ati working ttogether..oh you mean like the way william banda worked together with other political parties,yes! Kalumba you one of the people who were saing Sata would never be president…so just suck it!

#4 Comment By mat On September 26, 2011 @ 8:37 am

Indeed in life never say never.I have learnt alot from president Sata”s victory that no matter how many times you fail in archiving your goal,you can at last win if only you persist.Viva sata

#5 Comment By victor On September 26, 2011 @ 8:37 am

katele he is speeking well has he joined pf?

#6 Comment By FULWE On September 26, 2011 @ 8:38 am

ya the opposition party MMD and the ruling party PF……..ya lesa ni malyotola. Time is indeed the best Judge

#7 Comment By NAPAPA SANA!!!!!! On September 26, 2011 @ 8:44 am

Mwe Bantu where is HH please? has he said anything yet? what are the plans now? only waiting for 2016? 

#8 Comment By Italian Bunga Bunga (Original) On September 26, 2011 @ 8:58 am

Thank Katele. We will work with every person willing to work with us. But, those people who committed any crimes will have to face the law. It`s that simple.

I hope you don`t go into hiding again.

#9 Comment By zed1 On September 26, 2011 @ 9:02 am

Another *****,why do you even give such people forums please

#10 Comment By 2PAC On September 26, 2011 @ 9:03 am

man! this guy still around. Liked him alot when he was just a Doctor. Then he became a criminal.. thought he be rotting in Jail somewhere

#11 Comment By Mwiponta Mukabwela On September 26, 2011 @ 9:17 am

Katele PF members will forgive you guys but they will never forget what you MMD said about Sata and PF. Anyway its time to set differences aside. Sata’s victory is a lesson not to give up in life.

#12 Comment By Jomie On September 26, 2011 @ 9:19 am

I hope Kalumba is not hiding somewhere in a bush with a laptop like he did in 2001.

#13 Comment By Airtime Sakala On September 26, 2011 @ 9:30 am

Katele? Joining PF tomorrow shuwa

#14 Comment By chakaba Kaluba On September 26, 2011 @ 9:34 am

Sata nicknamed HH as an under5 politician. I now believe what he meant. It is indeed true that HH is an under5. And very soon he will be surpassed by ka Alias Chipimo Jnr’s party NAREP if all he will still continue clinching to Southern province. The best he should do is, to move out of Southern province then things will be alright for him. I hear HH is somewhere in SA’s Randsburg undergoing some hypertension treatment.

#15 Comment By PanAfricanist On September 26, 2011 @ 9:36 am

kekekeke…HH is in hiding….in political just wrong move, and it is game over… If HH had partnered with PF, He was going to be VP on his way to Presido in 5 – 10 yrs… the best for HH is to join forces with MMD and start campning NOW….MMD need HH and UNDP needs MMD…

#16 Comment By Dandi Crazy On September 26, 2011 @ 9:56 am

Viva Pf!!! Viva MCS!!! Donci kubebaa!!!

#17 Comment By Wanya Wanya On September 26, 2011 @ 10:02 am

Ba Katele naimwe, ati us the younger generation? You belong to the same generation with Sata iwe chi pompwe. We dont need that generation anymore. Please young people lets support a younger candidatecome 2016.

#18 Comment By Zampost worker On September 26, 2011 @ 10:17 am

Pliz come and investigate the Zampost CEO and his directors. They have run down the company. The CEO even had blank ballot papers in his house which they marked and took to Ndola rural using Zampost fuel.

#19 Comment By SHEIKH On September 26, 2011 @ 10:22 am

Zampost #16 don’t work, their days are numbered, they have failed to run Zampost, they can change the business model and partner with DHL, FedEX, Problem is that all these Leaders abused office with nothing to offer.

Young innovative Zambians are coming to turn around those companies.

#20 Comment By lifwekelochifirelungutwalishebanakale On September 26, 2011 @ 10:28 am

Where is VJ

#21 Comment By MUSHALA On September 26, 2011 @ 10:41 am

guys look at what is coming from daily mail now. has anyone bothered to look at the source of this news? RB is soon going to start asking for the post newspaper to cover him. we have seen this before. i hope the new government does not abuse the public media the same way nyama soya did!!

#22 Comment By BK On September 26, 2011 @ 11:11 am

A rational and constructive opposition should be welcome.

#23 Comment By Mpangula Mputyu On September 26, 2011 @ 11:18 am

Katele, we are waiting to see you in Jail. U and FTJ stole from the people of Zambia. Jail awaits you. No excuse, U used to make foolish comments on PF and OUR Leader MC Sata. Now u want to give fibble congrats. Keep them to yourself. You are a Convict and Chimbokaila awaits You. RB promised you freedom after elections, we in PF are saying the rule of law must be followed..

#24 Comment By ZOZI-A-ZOZI On September 26, 2011 @ 11:24 am

What younger generation do you belong to Ba Katele you are all grey naka air strip pa mutu sure! Ndiye ma jokes a a ka. We remember you kneeling down in front of late Levy, I bet you about to make similar manoeuvres. You belong to a click of intellectuals who’ve let down your Country during MMD era chosing to throw away principles for cash, where is your friend Machungwa now?

#25 Comment By camp D On September 26, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

Katele ulisoka,, Satana wamupamba iwe. http://www.lusakatimes.com/2011/07/26/dont-kubeba-discourse-immorality-untruthfulnesskatele-kalumba/ 

#26 Comment By THE SAINT On September 26, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

THE PF NEVER SUPPORTED THE MMD GOVERNMENT. MR SATA TRIED TO FRUSTRATE THE MMD GOVERNMENT AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL ISSUE OF THE CONSTITUTION, SO WHY SHOULD HE BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY? DO to others as you would have them do to you. Mr Sata opposed, so he would like to be opposed too!

#27 Comment By Kavundula On September 26, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

Ku jele na kambeba kako

#28 Comment By Tandabale Waawa Kanishamezy-Kanjoko On September 26, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

We ndoshi iwe, shut up!

#29 Comment By SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST On September 26, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

THE SAINT OF DOOM AT 26, DO BEHAVE MATE ; I BET YOU ARE A BITTER MEMBER OF THE TONGA TRIBAL PARTY. GIVE IT SIX MONTHS AND YOU WILL SEE HOW MANY WILL DEFECT TO THE RULING PARTY AFTER INSALA YABANYOKOLA THE SAME MAN YOU CALLED UNEDUCATED YOU SHALL BOW DOWN AND CALL HIM HE PRESIDENT SATA. PF IS HERE TO STAY AT LEAST ANOTHER 3 TERMS BY WHICH YOUR UNDER5 WILL BE IN HIS 70,S

#30 Comment By SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST On September 26, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

This is too sweet to comprehend, where are the fools that said President Sata will never rule?, where is the under5 who said he will only contest to spoil it for President Sata, ? RB promised to finish Sata off once and for all. President Sata was treated like a nobody during Mwanawasa,s funeral and treated like dirty when he tried to mourn FTJ . One Zambia One nation as the good Dr KK taught us but the insults directed at President Sata were bang out of order. This is the man you called too ugly to be president ka ? Guess what you shall now call him Sir, he is in charge now, chief of defence ka this is his time..Even Ka under5 will have to bow down to him.Given Lubinda has to be rewarded big time, he could just be our next president, we could do with a Lozi president while PF is in power

#31 Comment By GUEVARA On September 26, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

oh once upon a time there was a nyama soya ai i 4got.BUT ON A SERIOUS NOTE I LOVE BA KATELE COZ HEZ THE OMNLY ONE I KNOW TO HAVE NOT UTTERED ANY NEGATIVE ABOUT PREZDO SATA. NOT BCAUSE OF HIS CASES NO THE MAN IS JUST GOOD HAVE u LISTENED TO HIS GOSPEL HIT JERUSALEM, OH MAN HE CAN SING AND DONT MISTAKE THE COVER for KOFFI.

#32 Comment By mude On September 26, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

Another political prostitute or may say job seeker. TOO LATE FOR DADDY THE BOAT HAS ALREADY DOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So now you guys are wondering where your next bread will come from? Trying working hard like every one of us does…….NOT STEALING FROM US……JAIL AWAITS YOU

#33 Comment By zambians On September 26, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

Katele kalumba should not join or associate with pf bcoz katele is a crook.katele leave pf alone. Don’t bring rubbish in pf government.  katele kalumba and the late fredrick chiluba are the same.. 

#34 Comment By KUCHIBOLYA TAKUBULA MUKAYA On September 27, 2011 @ 8:42 am

Dr Kalumba, I thought you are somebody I can look up to!!!! Very much disappointed

#35 Comment By JAY-LOGIC On September 27, 2011 @ 8:45 am

Katele is not wrong, he is just being mature. when you lose elections, that doesn’t mean you can’t work together. Zambia is ours, whether we belong to different political parties. We should just learn to co-exist. It’s called unity in diversity.Yes, people called MC Sata all sort of names, that he would never be president, but look what has happened now, he is the president. All that name-calling was just part of the dirty politics because even PF was a culprit in name-calling, we shouldn’t forget that. That is now past, let’s just forge ahead with developing our beloved country. PF won’t do it alone, synergy is needed from all of us, whether in the ruling party or in opposition. leave vengeance to the Lord.

#36 Comment By marion knight On September 28, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

this is sad reading.like the tower of babylon

#37 Comment By Mwanto Friday On December 19, 2011 @ 10:33 am

All people of Zambia must respect Dr Katele kalumba,cause he did well in his position and is mature leader in Zambia even President Sata knows about Dr kalumba………………So guyz let us give respect to this Man…………..