FLS Executive Director, Edwin Lifwekelo
Edwin Lifwekelo(l)

The opposition UPND has vowed to go ahead and expel its Itezhi Tezhi MP Greyford Monde after he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
UPND Deputy Spokesman Edwin Lifwekelo said in an interview that the party has since drafted Mr. Monde’s expulsion letter.

“For us, it is clear that Monde has been double dealing. He has officially forfeited his seat and that marks the end of his political career,” Mr. Lifwekelo said.

He said the UPND has always maintained that none of its MP’s shall serve in the PF administration.

“How can we work with people that are busy mutilating our democracy and disregarding the rule of law? For us, there are no two ways about it. Once our MP accepts to work in the PF administration, then they relinquish their seat. It is as simple as that.”

Mr. Lifwekelo said President Sata has been working so hard to poach MP’s from the UPND in an effort to weaken the opposition.
President Michael Sata has appointed Itezhi Tezhi UPND MP Greyford Monde as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock with immediate effect.

When contacted for a comment, Mr Monde said he has accepted his appointment by President Sata to serve in the PF government as deputy minister of agriculture.

He has also said that he will wait for whatever action his party will take against him for accepting the appointment.

In his letter of appointment to Mr. Monde, President Sata said he is confident that Mr. Monde will perform to his expectations and that of the Zambian people.
Mr. Monde becomes the first UPND MP to be appointed to serve in Mr. Sata’s PF administration.

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    • There is surely lack of maturity in Zambian politics.What is wrong with appointing someone from another party ? Whether Sata also condemned a similar thing or not doesnt matter.Two wrongs will never make it right.We have seen the same in both British and American politics.Whats so special about Zambia ?

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    • Tell me which PF MP was allowed to work with Government when in opposition? They were all called “Rebels” so why should UPND be different? We are not in a coalition Government hence no need to have opposition members as ministers. In any case why should we have three Deputy Ministers in one Ministry when they dont even have anything to do? tell the nation what duties Deputy Ministers perform apart from being praise singers for the Great leader. Bravo UPND! you are giving us the democracy we need. May be NAREP will have no issues with such impunity!

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    • Lord help us get rid of immature politicians.HH is up to nothing good.Now millions of our hard earned money will go toward this unnecessary by-election.

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    • Levy, in Britain you find ministers from more than one party because of the coalition government. In any case, what is this Monde going to contribute to the nation as deputy minister other than just getting personal benefits. As deputy minister, you don’t sit in cabinet to discuss policy issues. If Sata means well, why insn’t he appointing people from within PF as ministers?

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    • You P.Fools go about poaching hyenas and not smart antelopes. What can you do with those hyenas from MMD you have poached, you can’t even use their skin for decorations. Give us picture of that Monde.

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    • Guys dont be cheated. UPND does not own any Tonga Man just like Sata does not own Bembas. We are all Zambians. We choose what to like and even where we go or live.

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    • @Levy’s Junction; do not mislead people. A coalition government like the one obtaining in the UK is different from a single party ruling. In a coalition government, you do expect appointments from parties of the coalition govt. It is unheard of for a conservative government appointing someone from the Labour party to the cabinet for the Republican to appoint someone from the Democrats. NGO’s may be another issue not ministerial positions in peace times. We wait to her your citation.

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    • Even a coalition govt, anywhere in the world, does not include so many from the minority partners. Where does all this end? Soon, you are going to have a government in which members of the opposition parties are the majority. In this case, the consequences were obvious. It is a clear case of an induced by-election. Whether you are PF, MMD or UPND, you have to see that these bye-elections are a waste of national resources that could be used elsewhere to alleviate poverty. Moreover, why do we not see this alleged desire for bipartisanship in other appointments such as foreign service or top management positions in industry and government.

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    • UPND, UPND…this is backward thinking. If UPND MPs are appointed to ministerial positions and they work so hard to push UPND “better” policies in both cabinet and parliament, then we can see what their government will be like. If they can work with PF and still be loyal to their political party then we can see the fabric with which they are made. What is the worst that can happen? Sata sees their hard work and realises that they are selling UPND. He fires them all and they remain ordinary UPND MPs as before. Keep your frieds close and your enemies closer. That way you will know how to defeat your opponents.

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  1. Now thats being without forecast if the man has been expelled. I believe its easier to break a wall from inside.

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  2. Pride ka HH chi colour. Wanya PF is grabbing Ithezi thezi you!! PF will teach UPND a lesson they donchi kubeba like they did kumufumbwe come rain come sunshine!!

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    • Together for what purpose? To worship at the feet of a Sata….nist? While at it why dont you tell him to give ministerial positions to every MP? Why was he insulting Kaunda in 1991 if he found nothing wrong with Kaunda’s one- party dictatorship? You are the monolithic maggots that have ruined Africa with you ‘big man’ mentality. Please take this backwardness of yours to your home village!

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    • You are are the same 0% thinkers,its two years now in office the old thing can not settle down to work he is just creating positions

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  3. How many Ministers and Deputies is this retarded fossil going to appoint? Some people are just pure evil, both from the inside and outside! Dear God rescue your people! Let thy will be done! Some people are incapable of good no matter how long you let them live. They are pure evil! The devil nests in their evil and impure hearts!

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    • @Goncalves, you raise a valid put. Almost every week we hear of appointments (regardless of party affiliation). Surely all ministries should have been running efficiently at this point in time. And what happen to the promised reduced number of ministers? Something isn’t right!

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    • Goncalves, do not use the name of the Lotrd your God in vain. You are a bitter and vulgar hater and that is al there is to it. You think that HH doing the same things that Sata did is what will get him to power? Well, there he goes, losing more MPs. I hope Sata keeps appointing them so that we see how far HH can go.

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  4. Can people leave Mushota Alone. Those are her hard earned qualification. They don’t come easy mind you; because if they were most of you would have them.

    The issue here is not how HH feels about this appointment but what this dictator is doing to plural politics in Zambia. They fact that he is your idol or your party mate should not make you fail to see that this very old man is a danger to this country.

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    • Don’t be stupid……..unless you are that useless like your friend,what work is she doing that side if she has a PHD,where are her research journals? Speak for something you know not just masturbating around.

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    • True Lubinda, I need to be educated, if, and suppose 70 MPs from the opposition resign from parliament, what would happen? – General election of just By-elections?

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  5. Job well done Mr president!! You are a man of action for sure…..You dont select what someone has or which party one belongs to but as long as you have identified someone that one can contribute to the economy of this country, you bring such on board.
    this is wat we have been missing from the time this country got her independence.

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    • man of action my foot….u dnt even understand what that connotes…is appointing someone being a man of action….think……doesn t this man have a lot of mps from which to appoint ministers…

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    • Bizziwizzy or whoever you are,I think so far the president is in a right truck…he has a right to appoint anyone he thinks can deliver in Governemt.And i have a strongly feeling that HH will never be a president bcoz of his selfishness.HH cannot appoint anyone who is in oppsition and can help in economical developments.

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    • True Lubinda, I need to be educated, if, and suppose 70 MPs from the opposition resign from parliament, what would happen? – General election of just By-elections?

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  6. I feel pity for up and down, they always want to drag Zambia back wards like there party which started with more than 50 MPs but are remaining with less than 20. You are even advocating for sanctions so that you can die of hunger. I wonder who’s encouraging another Mapatizya fomular.

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    • Ok…29 Mp’s from 50. Is that an improvement or not? And in the next elections,the will have less tha 15 Mp’s.This all shows that HH cannot deliver….I voted for Mazoka in 2001 bcoz he could reason and he convinced me jus like Sata did….but HH i think pataliii.

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    • Can you imagine,you are fighting for the highest office in the land and yet you want to betray the people,how do u advocate for Zambia to be removed from an organization.Who are these people?they think they own Zambia,i can’t imagine this,you can’t be this stupid and childish.

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    • @Paolo Di Canio: Being convinced by a conman like Sata. Pity you cant tell impossibles from reality. If you had put a little analysis into all those promises that Sata was making, you would have realised that it was all hot air…

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    • I agree with you brother. And this may be the end of Monde’s political career. There should no mercy for turncoats. Bye bye polio!

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    • Nothing will happen to him…infact if i were him, i would have done the same!! There is nowhere UPND is going…BITTER chaps.

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  7. THANK YOU, SIR

    BUT I THOUGHT THE BEST REASONING WAS FOR THE OPPOSITION TO WORK TOWARDS CHANGING THE CONSTITUTION IF IT IS FLAWED.

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  8. this by-election is welcome cos unlike namulambez this is to prevent the further defiling of plural politics

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    • Well, thank you. Watch us increase our presence in parliament until we can finally vote to remove RB’s immunity. Bitter under-five politics… You will keep losing your MPs one by one and failing to achieve your objectives at the same time. Infact I am beginning to suspect that you are secretly working with donchi kubeba.

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  9. EDWIN LIFWEKELO IN THE PIC LOOKS SICK!!! HE HAS THAT KA FUN DISEASE CALLED AKASHISHI AND VERY SOON HE WILL START PUTTING ON DIAPERS!!!!
    JUST LOOKING AT HIS LIPS!!! THEY LOOK LIKE THOSE OF THE LATE GEORGE KUNDA!!!
    THE SOONER HE STARTS TALKING THE SONDASHI FORMULA (SF 2000) THE BETTER FOR HIM

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    • It is sick of anyone delighting in the misfortune of others. But then again your leader Sata did the same and so its normal with your ilk to have a field day in others suffering.

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    • You go about poaching hyenas and not smart antelopes. What can you do with those hyenas from MMD you have poached, you can’t even use their skin for decorations. Give us picture of that Monde.

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    • SHAME ON YOU!WHY CAN’T YOU APPOINT FROM RANKS ?BECAUSE PF IS FULL OF RETARDS,THIEVES AND KAPONYAS

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  10. SUPPOSING GOVERNMENT GIVES CABINET JOBS TO 15 UPND MPS!

    BYE ELECTIONS GALORE! BYE ELECTIONS UNTIL THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTIONS?

    ZAMBIAN POLITICS!…BORNE OUT OF AND PREMISED ON JEALOUSY!

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  11. Mr Greyford Monde, let UPND expel you, PF will adopt you, recontest the seat & come out victorious.

    I urge Edwin Lifwekelo to read the book “Politics”, authoured by Andrew Heywood, to comprehend basic politics.

    You will understand basic democracy practiced in the UK & USA. Stop crying foul.

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  12. @ Levy`s Junction you are wrong! In the American Situation Members of the cabinet come from outside Congress and the Senate. Therefore those appointed do not cause any imbalance in those two houses. In the British system, they form a hang Government in which two or more parties agree to form Government. The Cabinet members in this case are proposed by the party they serve. They also vote with their parties on any issue in parliament. In our case the MPs are poached and are not allowed to vote with their parties. This creates an imbalance in Parliament. The motives are also very different with ours purely there to have more numbers on the Government side thereby indirectly curtailing debate and opposition in parliament. Please read widely before you comment on important issues.

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    • Your comment is valid. All i can say is that we have a problem in our country as a result of current crop of leaders.we can only resolve it after 3.5 years from now. Lesson learnt is that we should vote wisely in future!

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  13. So let me get this straight……,when one affiliates oneself to any particular party in this case opposition, what is their objective? to serve the people or the party and it’spresident or the people?What is the goal of one called to service?
    Would you rather he stay in opposition without any meaningful work directly towards the nation only running around accross the country and elsewhere pulling that game of cho chise or him being somewhere resorceful and useful? What wrong has he done? tell us please, now i believe some of these people are suffering from that desease called MAD COW!

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    • Let me also get this straight from you … What is the use of Multiparty politics if everyone is going to serve on the same side? To agree with the Government whatever they say? What resourcefulness is there in being a minister or deputy minister? Didnt the people of Itezhi Tezhi vote for UPND because they believed in their leadership? In this case is it not YOU suffering from MAD COW DISEASE? or have you participated in eating the Horse meat? Now I know that a number of Zambians dont Understand Multi Party politics. Continue in your cacoon while Monde is expelled!!

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    • Heya,
      I wouldnt mind if we had more ministers were from other opposition parties, but am afraid thats not the case here, and are you not the ones who have been crying foul over positions being given to the notherners only, his firing is not about democracy, both you and i know why he is fired. yes you are right i might have eaten horse meat, am very concerned about that, i shall know exactly next week, i think you have also tested it baba, no one is spared from thishorse meat, i bet thats why pipo have been acting strange including yourself, the only good thing is that mens shamudungas will grow to that of a horse!

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    • Heya…In Ithezi Thezi people voted for the person and not the party.They voted for him bcoz they new he will deliver.

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  14. UPND and their Zambian watchdog propagandist have been complain of the bye- election caused by MPs who wants to work with the Govt of the day. Today UPND wants to expel his Itezhi Tezhi MP for accepting a ministerial position. in the first place The republican president has the right to appoint any MPs from any political party according to the Zambian laws. on one hand UPND is complaining about bye- election and on the hand he is in the fore front engineering bye- election. shame on UPND.

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  15. You appoint a bemba they say you are tribalist. You appoint a tonga they expel him. uummhh gaizi

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  16. but why has nt wilbur simuusa been expellled…al u dream about is tribalism…u re breeding hatred…

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  17. This is a straight forward case, Monde expelled himself by accepting the meaningless appointment from Ukwa. He knew that this was going to happen but he didn’t really care since he thinks he’s going to be protected by Ukwa. From all these manouvers from Ukwa it’s clear to all of us that these thieves don’t mean well for this country

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    • They just want numbers in parliament so that they can pass their tribalistic influenced agendas such as appointing their tribesmen who have passed their sell by date and who have one foot in the grave. The gullible MPs being poached are the type that cannot see beyond their noses. How sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Am told there are now 3 deputy ministers in the ministry of Agriculture. Why 3 of them for a government that promised to cut down the cost of running government? Is this appointment really in good faith? Since when did we have 3 deputy ministers in one ministry? Dont PF MPs who campaigned so hard for PF qualify to be appointed deputy ministers? Isnt it one thing to have a constitutional right to certain functions and another thing to misuse those rights? And lets not just support when it is clear that things are wrong. If we love our Government, lets voice out, they are also humans, they will hear.

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  19. THE OPPOSITION SHOULD JUST GO TO SOUTH AFRICA AND HOLD ANOTHER PRESS CONFERENCE OVER THIS APPOINTMENT. SINCE THIS IS THEIR SPECIALTY. AS FOR US WE WILL CONCENTRATE ON DEALING WITH OUR DOMESTIC PROBLEMS AS A FAMILY. CLEARLY , THE BYE ELECTION WILL BE CREATED BY UPND. NOT SATA. BECAUSE SATA HAS NOT TOLD MONDE TO RESIGN FROM HIS PARTY. THE PF SHOULD JUST RECEIVE THE ITT SEAT WITH BOTH HANDS ON A SILVER PLATA. I THINK HH IS GNASHING HIS TEETH. DONT PLAY WITH SATA. THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE PULLING A FAST ONE ON HIM BY HOLDING A CLANDESTINE PRESS CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA. NDELOLESHAFYE.

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    • YOU THINK OPPOSITION MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT HOLDING THEIR PRESS CONFERENCE IN S.A IS IGNORABLE?MIND YOU THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS NOW WATCHING WITH INTEREST.DID YOU READ THE FORBES REPORT AND IF THE PESS CONFERENCE AND THE REPORT ARE USELESS WHY DID SAKI IMMEDIATELY REACT?WHICH FOOLISH INVESTER WOULD RISK INVESTING IN A COUNTRY WITH UNSTABLE AND POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE?THINK WITH YOUR BARINS AND NOT YOUR SKULL1

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    • @Zambia4Life, good luck with the international community voting for you in 2016. as for us in PF, we will stick together as a family come rain come sunshine.

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    • IS IT TRUE THERE ARE BABOONS WHO STILL HAVE FAITH IN UKWA? BECAUSE WHERE EVER I GO PEOPLE ARE JUST SAYING ati “awe bashikulu bena nabafilwa”

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  20. Election results and performance for the years 2001, 2005, 2008 and 2011 were as follows:
    UPND: 26.76% 25.32% 19.70% 18.17%
    MMD: 28.69% 42.98% 40.09% 35.42%
    PF: 3.35% 29.37% 38.13% 41.98%
    Agony is thinking to be the best and yet you are the least.

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    • BARCELONA AND MANCHESTER UNITED DID NOT BECOME GREAT IN ONE DAY AND NEITHER WAS ROME BUILT IN A DAY.WHAT YOU ARE SHOWING NOW IS HISTORY,BESIDES 35.42 + 18.17 = 53.59.IF IT WAS IN BRITAIN, MMD WOULD HAVE ASKED UPND TO FORM A COALITION GOVERNMENT.WE WILL NOT BE FOOLED NEXT TIME .NO 90 DAYS MONKEY TRICKS.
      AGONY IS LIVING ON PAST GLORY AND YET ELECYIONS ARE 2 YEARS AWAY.

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    • I have every conviction that this history cannot change after one term. If I look at Former Livingston Central MP, Itezitezi MP, Press statement in SA and many other rantings, I am convinced that election performances for the years 2001, 2005, 2008 and 2011 as follows:
      UPND: 26.76% 25.32% 19.70% 18.17%
      MMD: 28.69% 42.98% 40.09% 35.42%
      PF: 3.35% 29.37% 38.13% 41.98%
      Will not change. The last winner will still win. PF has better winning strategy than the loosers, so far. Trust my word, we can bet handsomely and I shall win come 2016.

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    • That is not mere history/past glory as u put it @zambia4life… That is a trend that has developed over time, and using that trend one can easily tell that upnd is goin nowhere, unless something drastic happens to effect a major change in the trend.. but the chances of that change happening are next to zero, so all in all upnd are deluded if they think they are winning 2016.

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  21. Like well articulated above, the American system appoints cabinet from outside congress. The reason is to target specialists in certain areas. In cases where they ve strong political affiliations, they don’t necessarily renounce them but will work in cabinet independent of these affiliations. If they do otherwise, American law is very swift on perjury. During the last elections Hillary Clinton was repeatedly asked to comment on the elections and her answer was my office is apolitical, I serve Americans across the party spectrum and yet we know she was a democrat. (Compare this to Mrs Masebo) John Kerry is the new secretary of state, he’s had to resign his senate seat albeit he belongs to the ruling democrats in order to be a apolitical. So cabinet is not tainted with political rhetoric…

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    • DON’T COMPARE THE AMERICAN ADVANCED DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM TO THE PSUEDO DEMOCRACY TYPE OF ZAMBIA.YOU SEEM TO HAVE SELECTIVE AMNESIA.LET ME REMIND YOU.WHO IN THE HISTORY OF ZAMBIA EXPELLED HIS MPS BECAUSE THEY WERE CHOSE TO WORK WITH MMD? BINGO ! SATA!!!!
      THE IDIOLOGY OF PF IS TO DIVIDE THE NATION, STEAL IT’S WEALTH AND ENRICH THEMSELVES BECAUSE ‘UWAMWIBALA ALAYA MWIBALA’,UPND AIMS TO UNITE AND DEVELOP ZAMBIA UNDER ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION.PERIOD

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    • @Zambia4Life: Flashback – UPND aims at destroying Zambia [Science forbids] by pushing for donors to stop funding us and have Zambia removed from the commonwealth. Shame on UPND.

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  22. Who is going to cause this unnecessary bye election? Is it the person appointing the MP to a Ministerial post or the person expelling the MP from their party or the MP for accepting to be appointed Minister?

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  23. America has a great policy of not criticising her leaders when you are outside the U.S.A. Zambia must learn this!

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  24. Sata’s strategy here is to pass on the blame on to UPND for an “unnecessary by election”. This is an apparent response to the catholic pastoral letter that strongly queried unnecessary expensive by elections. Its also as if to say ” Pope Benedict XVI has also caused a very expensive by election in the papacy, why do u question me?” He is throwing the gauntlet back at the Zambian Catholic Bishops. That’s how I read it. I m just thinking aloud folks!

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  25. ve i not said it; in 5yrs from now most of the hh puppies ll ve died from depression and bitterness. They are shameless haters of the grz

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  26. The PF promised to reduce the size of Government once elected.Parrots are rushing in condemning the UPND for a decision yet to be made!
    The PF never allowed their members to serve in a conference,NCC!They demonised them as Rebels! It was wrong then but what has changed now?
    Greyford you are digging your grave Politically for 30 pieces of silver! You are going to a Ministry which has been messed up by Emmanuel Chenda! You will never change anything as a Deputy Minister! Wish you the best as you take up your appointment in the CHITEMENE Govt!

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  27. we shall go to court and file for an injunction against UPND… The constitution is very clear on the appointment of ministers and their deputies.. The learned lawyers on the bench will interpret whether HE is off his constitution mandate or not. VIVA Monde for that board decision. I propose that all UPND MPs stop receiving allawances from their parliamentary duties because that house is financed by the Executive which is being run by the PF.

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  28. If upnd is a serious party what is lifwekelo and william banda doing in that party?Some comments from upnd supporters are so sad.If this are the next leaders god forbid.Zambia will go to the dogs.Its ok to disagree .i dont understand why the President need to appoint UPND or MMD Mps as ministers.What about the real PF who worked so hard for the victory don t they want to be ministers?why promote fools who were insulting you not so long ago?i don t care what tribe or province they come from.

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  29. thanx hon monde at least you will be driven in a flaged car,two servant,two black belly,a security guard,personal secretary. vip arrangements ……………………………..step a head ka hh who has never be in govt, and it is high time upnd members realised that lets work together with the current current govt so that our country is developed.not always kuyumayuma

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  30. we shall go to court and file for an injunction against UPND… The constitution is very clear on the appointment of ministers and their deputies.. The learned lawyers on the bench will interpret whether HE is off his constitution mandate or not. VIVA Monde for that board decision. I propose that all UPND MPs stop receiving allawances from their parliamentary duties because that house is financed by the Executive which is being run by the PF.

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  31. @ 28 Chipumbu. America gives its politicians and ordinary citizens including foreigners freedom of assembly, speech and association under the first amendment. So why go to neighboring Canada or Mexico to voice out abuses about your government when u can do it within the US? Is it the same here my brother? Are the above freedoms guaranteed by PF?

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  32. congratulations his execellence,this is the way it should go.Let every tribe participate in governance of the nation.Afterall tuli bantubomwe!

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  33. Keep on crying people, while HH, Pst. Nevers tarnishing Zambia’s name in RSA, their party is crumbling MPs crossing over. Keep on dreaming

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  34. @ maps

    Your response to my comment is uncivilised and tell a story of your class.

    Even Mushota who you insult is more mature than yourself. Tell us the Journals that you have written yourself apart from these insults you are showering here. Why are so annoyed about her claim that she has those qualification? Is it because you have none of them yourself?

    This Mushota is very strong if it were people like yourself who are insulted as you do to her they would even have been baring your comments because they were not going to contain with the amount of insults from you. It is easy to tell who between Mushota and you is learned and my conclusion is that it is Mushota. You can still put your point through in a civil manner than using that primitive language.

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  35. lt hurts to see the caliber of the opposition we have in Zambia currently .
    HH,Nevers, RB ,Lifwekelo,Siulapwe and their supporters on this blog.

    JUST SICK MINDS THAT A SERIUS MINDED PERSON NEED NOT SPEND TIME LISTENING TO THEM. I WONDER WHAT THEY THINK THEY ARE.
    UNDER PF NO AMATURISH. PF ,DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM.LET THEM GO HUNG.

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  36. This man Monde has facked up his political career by breaking the GOLDEN RULE of UPND for accapting an appointment from PF govt. The status quo of UPND is clear. Another by election coming and I wonder if Mr. Monde is going to retain his seat like Stephen Masumba did manage in Mufumbwe.

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  37. It is wrong for Mr. Sata to continue doing this for his selfish motives instead of developing the nation. Is there need surely to have 3 deputy ministers in one ministry just because of uterior motives? You who are supporting these wrongs by your president are not helpful to our country because you are narrow minded. Be rational and realize that this is not about about HH or UPND but about Zambia. One mcs and pf , through their selfishness, are single handedly dividing and destroying the once united nation.

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  38. Former pf MPs from luapula the president called them names when he was an opposition leader.Let the UPND displine Monde.

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  39. Bravo, Monde. You have shown the underfives that civility will always fizzle out of a closed pot to where it should be. I ‘m enjoying this because I don’t imagine how HH is managing his bitterness while in South Africa in the wake of this development. Disgraced Lifwekelo says Monde is automatically expelled from UPND. Trash! This expulsion only exists in Lifwekelo’ s fantasies. Monde will serve in the PF government as deputy Minister while representing the people of ITEZHITEZHI in parliament on the UPND ticket.

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  40. Bushe ninshi bakateka nabashota abantu mu PF? He should know that those pipo he is poaching are not real. Real pipo are those he fought ppwer with in PF. He will regreat his actions bigtime. The president is being wrongly advised

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  41. Just for argument’s sake, why doesn’t the UPND go the whole ten yards and call on ALL their followers in the country; and not just MPS, to not work for the PF administration? I mean, including ALL the civil servants; those in parastatal and quasi-government and other public institutions like schools, hospitals, etc, etc? Why do their civil servant members accept to work for the PF government? Why are they different from their MPs? Only then will they begin to make sense. Otherwise they will continue to look more and more tribal and ridiculous even to their dwindling supporters by opposing every appointment the head of state makes.

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  42. Only us from the sata academy can understand these politics,from the time of was formed we have been members not those bamuselela kwakaba.

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  43. I dont understand why UPND does not want its members of parliament to work with the ruling party for development. The people should have a voice to say No and not the party. MPs are voted in by the people. And can serve in any government. Go for it Mr Monde. In the USA Obama has appointed a Repulican as minister of defence. But that appointment has to be ratified by the senate or praliament. Such is life HH let your MPs enjoy their rights, freedoms.

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  44. Would one be wrong to conclude that once in power, UPND will not appoint any one from the opposition to serve in their government?

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  45. UPND, UPND…this is backward thinking. If UPND MPs are appointed to ministerial positions and they work so hard to push UPND “better” policies in both cabinet and parliament, then we can see what their government will be like. If they can work with PF and still be loyal to their political party then we can see the fabric with which they are made. What is the worst that can happen? Sata sees their hard work and realises that they are selling UPND. He fires them all and they remain ordinary UPND MPs as before. Keep your frieds close and your enemies closer. That way you will know how to defeat your opponents.

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  46. HH the Zambian Law is only good when it is in your favour. The Zambian Constitution allows the President to appoint any Member of Parliament to a Ministerial position to serve the Zambian people. Your heart is so full of hatred for PF that you cannot even admit when the Law has been complied with! You my dear will never rule Zambia with is kind of mentality. You were assured of the Presidency on a Gold Platter when you were in pact with PF but you threw it away because you had no patience to wait for your turn. Now you are so bitter, and this bitterness is eating you up that you are thinking only of yourself and not the people of Zambia who will be served by a UPND Deputy Minister! Shame on you man.

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  47. well done UPND..the chap had grown big headed..form a record clerk at Kanyama clinic and now his head that big!!we need someone with an education to open their eyes and be able to see..Monde..RIP..!

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