File: Friday Malwa (L) arrive for the opening of Parliament

Former Community Development and Social Welfare Deputy Minister in the Rupiah Banda administration, Friday Malwa has resigned from the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) and joined the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Mr. Malwa who is also former Kapiri Mposhi Member of Parliament (MP) resigned yesterday citing increased corruption and victimization in the former ruling party.

Mr. Malwa and eight former District and Constituency Executive Committee members announced their resignation yesterday after they handed over their MMD membership cards to PF Kapiri Mposhi Central Ward Councilor, Mathew Nyirenda.

The former Deputy Minister said he had decided to resign from the MMD to join the PF because of increased corrupt tendencies and victimization in the former ruling party against him and other members holding divergent views on how the party should be ran.

He said that he and some executive committee members who have resigned have been victimized and labeled as PF sympathizers for some time now and were merely fulfilling the wishes of their accusers by joining the ruling party.

The former parliamentarian said he had also resigned in order to support the PF fight corruption because he could not do so in the MMD which he claimed had embraced the vice at all its party levels.

Mr. Malwa who was not adopted to re-contest the Kapiri Mposhi seat in the 20th September, 2011 polls said the MMD has lost direction and will never regain its past reputation.

And Mr. Malwa has revealed that he could not be adopted to re-contest the Kapiri Mposhi seat because he refused to corrupt some officials in the party who demanded outrageous amounts of money from him and other members who wished to contest various positions at ward and constituency levels.

Mr. Malwa urged all his supporters to also resign from the MMD and join the PF charging that the MMD is a corrupt party which thrived on lies.

He said he will soon put up a program aimed at de-campaigning the MMD in Kapiri Mposhi district to ensure that the party is completely wiped out in the area.

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42 COMMENTS

  1. The lady in picture is not Friday Malwa’s wify. Thats Former Mkushi North MP and gender deputy minister Lucy Changwe. The story is accurate but not the picture

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  2. Njala yamunyokola Friday…this is what I hate about Zambian politics.They cant survive outside govt.I cant see people like Situmbeko or GK defecting cos they are well educated and can still survive outside govt.For them politics is a vacation and not survival.

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  3. You have the right to belong to any party but I wish you had resigned while MMD was in power. Does it mean you didn’t realize how corrupt you guys were when MMD was in charge?

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  4. funny how almost 3/4 of the people in  PF were at one point MMD THEMSELVES including the president. and people call this change! just because he was not adopted as MP  he is crying corruption. if he had been adopted and even won the seat, he would not have uttered a single mal word about mmd.

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  5. LT what is your take on observation by 007 Wapa Zed. Come to think of it he is right that lady is Madam Lucy Changwe. Do not bring confusion in peoples’ homes

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  6. It took u a looooooooooooooooong time to realise that! MMD has been a corrupted party for decades! You are simply looking for a job, to be recycled-good luck, chances are that they will give you that opportunity!

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  7. Friday Malwa gambled his graturity and used part of it to give coloured girls he was dating.with 20 children and no house his only way of survival is by joining the rulling pf.

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  8. SO CHILDISH! THOSE ASKING LT ABOUT THE LADY BEING FRIDAY’S WIFE ARE CRAZY. READ THE LABELS BELOW THE PICTURE AND CHECK IF IT INDICATES THAT SHE IS THE WIFE. DO YOU HAVE TO SEE A COUPLE IN ANY TWO PEOPLE (FEMALE & MALE)YOU SEE HOLDING HANDS. SOME AFRICANS ARE SO PRIMITIVE.

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  9. @ NACHULA

    LT just changed.It read….’Friday Malwa with his wife arriving….’.LT can comfirm this.

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  10. “Chancer” Malwa! properly seeking a job. What is Lucy doing on his arm if she is not married to him? Bonking mate perhaps?

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  11. whats with politicians of the day..all they ever talk about is how they are going to stomp the mmd and punish them,yet he is or was part of that same bandwagon.if his proclamations about rampant corruption r true why didnt he report those same individuals to ACC OR TASK FORCE. We as zambians want to hear how he is planning on bringing actual investment and development not these uselless proclamations. Recycled politicians awe sure..

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  12. Awe mwandi. What a circus! Malwa u shud be grateful.You had no job. Levy gave u a job, plucked u from kalingalinga where u were renting. U left ur wife and moved in with a younger girl. U were busy chewing in MMD.Now u want to go mu bwato and continue chewing atase. Ba Sata pliz dont give this dull chap any job. Get the academicians from UNZA and CBU.

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    • You are such a spineless ass hole yourself resorting to insults instead of offering constructive criticism. Grow up! You can make your point heard without being an ass about it. This man has kids that are reading your stupid comment. Attack his politics because he is in public office but not putting rubbish. Yes Zambian politics is lacking in a lot of ways and a ton of things can be done to improve it. To the spineless chap that added this crap again, GROW UP!!!

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  13. #10 holding hands is ok but ka holdingidwe! There are occassions when you can hold hands casually with mere friends and family members of opposite gender but when two people hold hands the way these two are holding hands and walking to parliament, they have to be a couple. There is nothing primitive about supposing that, at least we Africans do suppose that. kaya imwe azungu muvi onela mwinangu! Coming back to Malwa, we need to be scrutinising our MPs backgrounds a little more before we elevate them to Ministers, from katondo street (ref #26) sure???

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  14. So this fella is from Katondo street. I thought he was qualified like some of us. So he joined politics in order to fill up his stomach. I guess he will be at the back end of the queue of the people waiting for some posts from the president. By the way do we need him in PF?

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  15. Wipe out MMD from Kapri Mposhi? Mr Malwa, you will be promoting dictatorship in a party that is inherently dictatorial and badly needs checks and balances. What happened to your democratic ideals? Do you have a heart for your country, you cheap ‘politician’?

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  16. Madam Nachula, after Sharp Shooter’s observation any apologies to make? It takes principles and humility to acknowledge a mistake and and say sorry

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  17. This fella is not from Katondo street. He had a successful career outside of government prior to entering politics, which sets him apart from “recycled” career politicians. Perhaps you should speak to his former constituents before bashing the man.

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  18. Hahaha foolish job seeker! PF is to blame why r they embracing every MMD jim en jack wen ther r pipo wit good morals and clean records. PF need to recruit new members period

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  19. Malwa had a succesful 20+ years career in corporate working at then Zambia Breweries as a Provincial GM, opening and managing depots in most provinces. Before politics he owned a farm in Chingola with two homes on it, a 4 bedroom house in Livingston, property in Chawama. Please…njala kuti?? Check your facts. Someone says Katondo and everyone jumps on it without checking facts, classic mob mentality. He went to college ‘be it online’ and continues to improve himself by taking leadership classes at Harvard in Boston. A lot said about abantu from his generation. He clearly cares about education. Dah! Look…attack his politics, fair game but cowards resorts to insults. Has anyone bothered to check the work he did in Kapiri? That is what matters. We need people that CARE!!

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  20. Lazy people tell lies and insults you want to crucify Malwa for His Democtratic Right who does’nt know that this guy worked for Zambia Breweries before joining politics Whats wrong holding hands with his fellow parliamentalian? After all he scored the highest parliamentalian results in the country he’s got a big following in Kapiri mind you. NOT KATONDO STREET MWABEPA

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  21. he has a right to join any party. all the best mr malwa! if he was picked by levy from the street, good for him.

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