The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general and spokesperson Wynter Kabimba yesterday said that he has been tasked by President Sata to meet groups from Western, Southern and North-Western Provinces in order to expand the party reach across the whole country. He said PF members should realise that the party still remains weak in these three provinces hence the need to recruit more people from the provinces.
He said the PF wants to build a national party which cuts across all the provinces. “We want to have a President in State House who is acceptable to all the Zambian people across the provinces. And that is why you see the president in his deliberate effort to achieve that principle he has made some appointments that cut across our party spectrum,” Mr Kabimba said.
He said PF members should accept Mr Sata’s decision because he is not only a PF president but President for all Zambians. Mr Kabimba said PF members argue with Mr Sata in central committee meetings on why he is so forgiving to some people who allegedly insulted him.
“Mr Sata’s answer is that, if me who was being insulted have forgiven them, what about you who were not insulted? This is the truth about the man known as Michael Sata,” he said.
He said if PF members are genuine supporters of the party they should go by the philosophy of President Sata’s way of life and leadership. Mr Kabimba appealed to PF members to accommodate the members from UPND because the ruling party is a party for Zambians.
Earlier, ardent PF members caused commotion and delay of the press briefing at the secretariat when they vowed not to receive the defectors. Chilenje Ward 8 secretary Francis Mulenga said it is painful that the opposition members are joining the PF to solicit for jobs.
Mr Mulenga said PF members want to enjoy the fruits of their 10-year struggle in opposition and will not allow any person from the opposition to take away the jobs which belongs to PF members.
Meanwhile, ten senior United Party for National Development (UPND) members – who hail from Western Province – have resigned from their party to join the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
The UPND members who were led by former party deputy secretary general and UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s campaign co-ordinator and strategist, Sikwindi Situla defected to the PF on October 19 at the PF secretariat.
The defectors include Patricia Mulasikwanda (chairperson health and nutrition), Inonge Mubayaeta (Western Province chairperson), Beatrice Kwendakwema (deputy national chairperson ) and Queen Kakoma (Western Province treasurer).
Others are Grace Imamunwa (Western Province trustee ), Lawrence Nyambe (chairperson livestock and fisheries), Mulele Munene (Mongu district chairperson), Boyd Moka (former Mongu mayor) and Friday Makondo (a youth leader from Western Province).
Others who joined the PF were Joseph Munsanje – who contested the Mbabala seat as an independent candidate and Nathan Bukonke from North-Western Province. Speaking during the defection, Mr Situla said the former UPND members have decided to join the PF because UPND’s alliance with MMD.
“We have come as a group to PF to seek refuge in the boat so that those who have blood on their hands of killing our brothers and sisters innocently as they were should come and face justice,” he said.
[Zambia Daily Mail]
A PRESIDENT FOR ALL ZAMBIAN??
SATA ONLY GOT HAVING 1000 000 VOTES BASED IN LUSAKA AND C/BELT. WE ARE ABOUT 13,000,000 IN ZED. LETS WATCH THE SPACE. KAPONYAS HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO MIS BEHAVE AND AM SURE THEY WILL VOTE OUT THEIR CHIEF FROM HIGH OFFICE. WE CANT CONTINUE SUPPORTING THE PARTY WHICH HAVE THE CORRUPT SLOGAN THE “DONT KUBEBA”
I CAN SEE THE PAIN IN YOUR WORDS FOR HAVING LOST. SHAME THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR SO LONG, BECAUSE PF WILL STAY LONGER THAN YOUR DREAMS.
How many votes did your presidential candidate get, sir
I guess you can only get 1 UPND defector from North-Western.
you make me laugh man \:d/ HE MCS is president of Zambia.
This is Democracy at it’s best. Thanks to PF
@#2 your are so dull, i wonder which part of Zambia you come from and which schools you went to. out of the 13m, there were only about 5m registered voters and not all voted and MCS got 42% of the votes cast. Wake up from your slumber…..and come to terms with reality. atase!!!
Dochi kubeba. Join PF but remain MMD or UNPD. That is what PF did before the elections.
So it is also a tribal/ regional party. Thanks for that admission.
@ 2 sorry but H.H.H.H.H.H Hakai Votela Humwine Heka Hukokwine ku southern pronvince Huko Hatemwa.
Has anyone got an explanation to the souring dollar to ZMK souring exchange rate.Importing has been deadly of late. Am a bit stuck with my materials for my manufacturing business.
Welcome to Kaponyaland! Soon Satan will have to fix the exchange rate and voila, we will be back to UNIP days and shortages, black markets etc. You voted for these PFooters?!
SORRY THAT YOU ARE SO UPSET WITH ME. I WAS TO REMIND YOU THAT RB WAS SAYING HE WAS THE PRESIDENT FOR ALL ZAMBIANS WHERE BY HE CHEATED HIMSELF BY NOT LITSENING TO THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. HE EVEN WEPT WHEN HE REALISED HE WAS CHEATING US MORE ESPECIALLY THAT WE DID NOT COME OUT IN NUMBERS TO ELECT HIM BUT TO KICK HIM OUT. THE SAME WILL HAPPEN TO SATA AND PF IF THEY WILL CONTINUE TO CHEAT US. WHY KUBEBA THIS TIME JUST DELIVER THE PROMISES FIRST.
Hated Hero aka HH should be the next MMD/UPND president so that he spoils things for them……..and Dora for Vice President!..kikikikikikikikikiki
Let us allow the govt to do its work bring in the defectors so PF can make the numbers in the house PF ni boma manje
Kabimba Mwaume. I now see the reason why Sata has not given him any Ministerial position. He will continue to unite PF. believe me or not Sata is a good strategist, no opposition leader pa zed can much Sata.Good Move PF
Dull thinking Winter Kabimba, why do you hate my diamond boy HH? you dream, talk and think about him every second. its like he is a thorn in your fresh. PF just deliver on your promises, they are your worst enermy, HH is not. Watch the space……
[email protected] you are quite interesting. what you are putting accross are the simple tenets of democracy. Sata won but he will be booted out if he does not perform. even Obama might be booted out next year dispite his popularity in 2011. The term for PF has just started. Let us criticise on important issues and not on every word. it is too early please. But two years down the line, we might even boo them. as for now, give them the benefit of doubt.
Your Mojo is nor working! It is not two years down the line – it is 90 days!
Ba Kabimba, ba Kabimba, please tone down on HH. How is HH blocking the fight against corruption when you have started buying off opposition MPs to create a de facto one party state? Is this not the very corruption you should be fighting among your own ranks? Twpapata focus on developing Zambia not on individuals or personalities
Government focus on running the nation if HH is just going to frustrate PF actions we will see it, after all we saw threw the MMD fake developments and gave you the mandate to run government not seek to destroy democracy. We don’t want a one party state.
1 USD = ZMK5125 today this is confusing. Anyone comments on projections for business purposes.
I am looking at K10,000/$1 after 90 days when the Kaponyas realise they messed up their votes for these louts. They we will see some serious fun and games on the street. No jobs, no more money in the pocket because you have been laid off as your employer cannot afford the new K2m minimum wage, and DONKI KUBEBA, sshhhh!
I am so happy to see Kabimba, the post and the entire government having an ERECTION once HH speaks. They are so sacred of him.they get 63days to go. The post has been on him, Kabimba, Lubinda (plus Malupenga and sata-chella. This HH must be a threat for sure. The UPND manifesto is the best. Now even Bob cannot copy it.
Why is Kabimba talking about the other provinces, is he not aware that his PF fellows are not for the idea? some PF cardes demostrated because they felt insecure with these defectors. he will distroy the party as some members will consider defectors as secondary members. See what happened to MMD, do not distroy the ruling party and democracy in the country. Just work hard to help HE President Sata delivery on his promises, by the way they are good promises. I am happy about the Metal Excharge being established in Zambia. I will put across my contributions soon on this matter. Bloggers we must move towards discussing developmental issues like the metal exchange market to enlighten one another. I hope LT you have covered this story extensively
No: 17 SATAMANIA
Do you realize that even I D I O T S often attract attention because they never shut up? There is no way they can be scared for a person who came a distant third, who’s ego is big for nothing and who’s utterances have tarnished the image of the many good people of southern province. Wake up!! come out of the cocoon of blind following see the light of democracy outside.
hhhhhhh has no muscle let him continue ranting,ukutemwa imishingo ba hhh
Hasn’t Kabimba read the book “How to lose the support of your members and destroy your party from within” by a certain RB? Donchi kubeba!
Why do my comments marked for approval by the moderator…i do not insult anyone. This is surprising.
UPND DOES NOT NEED THEM, FIND THEM JOBS AS PROMISED!!!!!
PF is scared of UPND MMD pact. Let bang it. Viva HH
It is good my name sake is admitting their weaknesses that waht makes PF strong not HH chikala he is lost in translation
I thought you were the legal brain for PF. Now you are a salesman in the hardest field of selling Sata to the rest of Zambia while Sata makes constitutional mistakes and is forced to climb down as if you were never there. You lot are embarrassing us mwe.
What about those within PF itself you have failed to forgive? This are just politics lol.
investigate maureen mwanawasa and mahtani awsell
Those defectors will soon have jobs from the PF govt. Clever lot. Guess they have mouths to feed!
“We want to have a President in State House who is acceptable to all the Zambian people across the provinces.”
Well said Kabimba! Unfortunately, your uncle, President SATAn, is a tribalist who is cowering on top of a family tree with his nephews and cousins (Kambwili, Sampa, Nsanda, Chikwanda, Kabimba etc) under him. A tribalist will never be acceptable to Zambians. Only weak-kneed opportunistic fools will join you PFooters, hoping to eat the crumbs falling off the tribal high table.
I am looking at K10,000/$1 after 90 days when the Kaponyas realise they messed up their votes for these louts. Then we will see some serious fun and games on the street. No jobs, no more money in the pocket because you have been laid off as your employer cannot afford the new K2m minimum wage, and DONKI KUBEBA, sshhhh! Zambia will soon be the new Zimbabwe.
Clearly your Mojo is not working! It is not two years down the line – it is 90 days!
Well done PF. You need to capture seats in Southern, Western, NorthWestern Province. Use the people who have joined that party to promote PF in these provinces. We need a one Zambia One nation again. Politics of tribalism should not be tolerated. UPND is a tribal party and should be banned.
Kabimba is scared of HH just like his vuvuzela Fraud Mmembe. Why should it be wrong for MMD to work with UPND but right to work with PF? If MMD is too corrupt to be associated with by UPND, why is the PF govt appointing MMD MPs to positions in govt? LOL…
If you cant’t beet them, Join them. Welcome aboard defectors, it shows HH is being isolated. People want to be Zambians and not Tongas. Pa Bwatoooooooooooooooo!
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