Kabwata Member of Parliament GIVEN LUBINDA
Kabwata Member of Parliament GIVEN LUBINDA

Dropped Foreign Affairs Minister, Given Lubinda has said he does not feel betrayed by President Michael Sata and the subsequent action to drop him from his ministerial post.

In a letter dated February 26, this year Mr Lubinda broke his silence on the matter saying at no time did he have an impression that President Sata had assured him that all was well regarding disciplinary cases.

The embattled Patriotic Front (PF) Kabwata Parliamentarian is facing disciplinary charges in the party for alleged treacherous conduct.

Mr Lubinda stands accused of collaborating with the opposition MMD and UPND and that he leaked vital party information to the Daily Nation newspaper, and the online publication, the Zambian Watchdog.

Mr Lubinda was recently dropped from his ministerial post and was replaced by his then deputy minister, Effron Lungu.

“Let me make it categorical that at no one time have I ever felt betrayed by President Sata and at no time whatsoever have I had any impression that he had assured me that all was well regarding my disciplinary issues,” Mr Lubinda said.

Additionally, Mr Lubinda said he was not shocked by what happened in Parliament when he occupied the back-bench after being dropped as Minister.

He has since threatened legal action against the Daily Nation for insinuating that he had been taken aback by Mr Sata’s decision to relieve him of his ministerial duties.

The tabloid newspaper quoted an anonymous close family friend to Mr Lubinda who they claimed had stated that Mr Lubinda was disappointed that despite the alleged assurances from Mr Sata, he was dropped as Minister.

This was in reference to an article that appeared in the newspaper on Monday this week under the headline, “Sata Betrays Lubinda,” which Mr Lubinda had distanced himself from and wrote to the newspaper, a letter which was availed to the Times, to retract the statement or face legal action.

“Nonetheless your publication of hearsay information from an unnamed third party concerning my feelings, reactions and expectations is very unfortunate and unacceptable because it attempts to create an impression that the so-called close family friend who is also a PF official is my spokesperson.

“You may wish to know that I was already on the back bench when the Speaker (Patrick Matibini) ruled on the point of order raised by Mr Kakoma MP (Zambezi West). It is therefore mischievous and totally uncalled for to create an impression that I was ambushed and that I had gone to Parliament without prior knowledge of where I was to sit,” the letter reads.

The letter was also copied to President Sata, Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Matibini, his lawyers Ellis and Company and to media houses.

Mr Lubinda’s disciplinary case is scheduled to be decided tomorrow by the party national executive committee.

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52 COMMENTS

  1. BA LUBINDA, I WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY LIKED YOU. BUT, PROBABLY YOUR BETRAYAL WAS VERY PROSTITUTIC. YOU DON’T DO THAT MUDALA. ANYWAY, POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NOW MANY IN ZAMBIA. THEY ARE BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. HERITAGE ONE MAN PARTY NEEDS MEMBERS. THEY MIYANDA CAN BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH YOUR PF POLISHED UP CV.

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    • He is now dead scarred . . . . izamunyokola nyala. He grabbed poor peoples plots neighbouring his plot which is in excess of 1 Hectare in Hillview and sold to an indian crook for Kr 1,000,000 and he know Kabimba – Ukwas blue eyed boy is having xmas everyday – will now go forwhat matters to Zaeyelo, his huge property in Hillview .

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    • @KADANSA – how can you say that God will be going to Hell!!! Lubinda is one of the people who financed PF, his businesses are still there in parts of Zambia including Lusaka. He has never relied on your CNP president to put food on the table. He may miss the power that goes with being a minister, but certainly iwe ikunyokola and you are no size. Some of you just talk just to say anything that comes to your mind. Typical of PF cadres. I just wonder what is going on – someone is stealing and you keep promoting him. Many of you will die even before 2016. PF cadres are busy killing each other over small pieces of money. This race is cursed.

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    • Thats Zambia watchdo.g for you.Full of lies to impress its emotional and bitter bloggers who still have issues accepting that Pf won the elections.

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    • @ Kadansa

      Mwa yamba uululana manje, Kansi kuli nama ploto yamene mwenzo gulisa? Kamba mfowetu siyakuva. Utini?

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    • Guys you are writing too much.. leave some space for us big brains.
      Kabimba, wait, Lesa ni malyotolo

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  2. lubinda will do well to remain quiet, than start pointing fingers to tabloids daily nation, i say so because he mighty need the same paper to campaign for him soon because the post wont do it.

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  3. WOW! This man must be heaven sent. I’m assuring you on the president’s behalf that all will be well.
    It is good to have humble people within the party who admit their wrongs in the way you’ve done.

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  4. MR.LUBINDA YOU JOINED THEM AT YOUR OWN PERIL.PF IS A PARTY OF THUGS.ZAMBIANS ARE MORE CONSCIOUS OF THEIR TRIBAL AFFILIATION THAN NEVER BEFORE BECAUSE OF THE PATRIOTIC FOOLS POLICIES.ALL OF YOU MPS WHO ARE BEING BOUGHT BEWARE!
    PF WHAT YOU SOW YOU REAP

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  5. Given you are the man dont worry you will still remain in PF soon you will be cleared like the other two good lucky,

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  6. GL, God is on our side, we laboured to ensure PF formed government and no one can take you out. You’re the next PF PARTY PRESIDENT, and may Kabimba live long enough to to envy that. This is just a passing phase and will making you stronger. DO NOT LOOSE HEART. You will encounter alot more of such but God has oderned you to provide leadership to our party.

    Given, you will have the last laugh. Kabimba needs to ask previous SG’s Chimumbwa, Edward Mumbi what happened to them. Kabimba thinks Fred Mmembe can push his agenda through him, feel sorry for him and Fred. At the rate Fred is going (heart filled with so much hatred and anger), I will not be surprising that he dropped dead.

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  7. GL, God is on our side, we laboured to ensure PF formed government and no one can take you out. You’re the next PF PARTY PRESIDENT, and may Kabimba live long enough to to envy that. This is just a passing phase and making you stronger. DO NOT LOOSE HEART. You will encounter alot more of such but God has oderned you to provide leadership to our party.

    Given, you will have the last laugh. Kabimba needs to ask previous SG’s Chimumbwa, Edward Mumbi what happened to them. Kabimba thinks Fred Mmembe can push his agenda through him, feel sorry for him and Fred. At the rate Fred is going (heart filled with so much hatred and anger), I will not be surprised that he dropped dead

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  8. Given Lubinda ,a zambian lamb amongst a pack of PF foxes.May God’s guiding hand accompany you on this dangerous journey to the end of the tunnel in 2016.

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    • You are the only ones feeling for this so called Lamb. He knows where he belongs and no doubt in the PF Camp. That is why he is so sorry he can not utter no word as at now. You don’t know he has been talking naba kateka. Being a good man he is, he has already sorted him with something else where he will not be privy to confidential info.

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  9. Mr Lubinda dont worry we are still behind you.you will smile again and kabimba wil then commit suicide dont loose heart please.

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  10. No Lubinda for PF Presidency. We wont allow it. Chipimo next PF and Republican President.

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    • You will vote for Chipimo alone. By the way, as soon as Sata goes (and I don’t care where and how) PF is dead. We will make sure it dies for good. You can keep it, if you want – but the rest of us Zambians are fools. You will have a rude shock this time. You are bunch of uncivilised and incompetent people. You are so incompetent that there is no Number 2 – you are too advanced in your incompetence.

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  11. Personally, I do not think that Lubinda is guilty of these accusations. I can see how someone un-academic can see Lubinda’s behaviour as dis-loyal. Follow the trips that Lubinda made abroad with his excellency, and you will see this clearly. The president made many embarrassing statements in response to some questions. Lubinda would attempt to re-direct to clean up the image of the government. E.g in Botswana, when the president was castigating Zambians (which he did not do in Zimbabwe), or in the UK, where he (His Excellency) again rather rudely sounded off on the Zambian diaspora, Lubinda again tried to assure the Zambians that government would look into the matter of dual citizenship. Lubinda is being punished for diplomacy and intellectuality, I think.

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  12. An issue-based academic can have an intellectual discourse with anyone from any background who is capable of discourse on that level. This does not mean that one is disloyal. It only means that one is not limited. It is a healthy democracy when members of various parties can have a drink together and discuss matters of national interest beyond partisan lines. Until I get further information, I stand by Given on this one.

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  13. Wahesu, Lubinda, ikete nako yataha when your accuser Kabimba will face a mountain to climb that will be the time of reckoning. As one reader rightly pointed out ( what goes round eventually comes round) Wait for the downfall of Winter who is masquerading as a Bemba,Lenje or Ila yet the chap is a Nkoya.

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  14. What does Lubinda mean saying he knew that he was fired even as he was going to parliament? Is the media lying that he was asked to move benches; that the speaker had announced that he had just received a note to that effect? Why didn’t you leave the ministerial flag of the car, or the car itself if you had been informed? Is it a question of something brewing, some promised reprieve, after postponment of the Livingstone bye, and other reflections by the PF, which we do not know? Tell the nation bro! How can you deny there was humiliation, unless your conciousness is also numb, like your former boss!

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  15. Thats Zambia watchdo.g for you.Full of lies to impress its emotional and bitter bloggers who still have issues accepting that Pf won the elections..

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    • Umwano mubi alilubile. Wishi amubelele uluse, amwelela. That is what is happening. YOU PEOPLE DON’T KNOW!

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  16. Bo lubinda,I believe you will be cleared.haters would want to see you out of pf which I hope won’t happen.your contribution to pf should not be overlooked by those with selfish motives

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  17. I must say I have also admired Bo Lubinda I hope they just dicipline him not expel him…

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  18. i still can not belive lubinda did wat they say he did, he cudnt have, it must have been a set up or something.. if he rely did, then i wudnt know wat to say coz his given so much to tht party, am nt a fun of PF bt i know given is loyal to PF..

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  19. Did you know?

    1. F***ing once a week is gud 4 yo health bt, its harmless if done evryday.
    2. F***ing gives proper relaxation for your mind & body.

    So Fasting is very good and ensure that you do it as per my advise. What did you think of???

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  20. Kubeba nombo Mudala , kaili you are out..spill the beans . Stand for what is right resign from the party if you have to look beyond PF..

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  21. you traitor what are you talking about we know that you were dropped because you revealed to HH that Monde was in state house at night and yet you were the only person that saw monde go to state house.you are going to be expelled and kabwata does not want you anymore wait.

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  22. The kind of comments i see here really make me feel sick. Do some of you come from normal families? Do you try to think just for a while before commenting? Some of your lines of thinking are incredible. Sometimes i feel ashamed to acknowledge that i am just as Zambian as the person who posted e.g. a rotten posting here. Dont argue for the sake of arguing. That is not the reason for these postings. Post something that we will remember you by and we will follow you. Hichilema if anything has failed. When according to him you have a weak or a President without brains why dont you use that to show how brilliant you are? Insteady you are busy mudslinging. Now we say is this guys smarter than the person he is critising. Obama attacked issues o be elected. Hichilema attacks people !!!!

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    • Just say thank you to Fred Mmembe’s post. Withouit the post Sata would have continued his kadansa activities at markets accross the country even today. That is why Mmembe is defacto president of the republic of Zambia. There is nothing sata has achieved apart from making jokes which people liked whilest in opposition. With the kind of reputation the Post had before, they could get even RB today and make him president again.

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  23. Don’t papatil;e for a position Lubinda if you are not an opportunist. Raise your head high and contribute even as backbencher. If expelled join another party and contribute in the oppposdition.

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  24. Reading from that statement, Lubinda is clearly afraid and does not which way to turn to. He is a slave of himself.

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    • You are right, the man has developed cold feet. We have been misled to think that he has a political life outside PF. He will soon be crawling and saying “ba tata ba Sata, ba tata ba Kabimba, ba mayo ba Masebo, etc”. Those are Zambian politicians for you – they have no backbones.

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  25. He will be forgiven am sure. Look at Simon Miti, the guy has answered cases at Ministry of Health and today he is a director at Cabinet. Thus MCS

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  26. FCM, I admire your comments, its high time that we should learn to be honest and good to our fellow Zambians who have heavily contributed to the betterment of this country in one way or the other. Hatred does not pay but just reduces ones days to live on this world. Before you make your so ruthless comments put yourself into the same shoe and imagine how you will feel. Don’t keep offending God by using your unparatable words when you have chose Zambia to be a christian nation. I strongly encourage Mr. Given Lubinda to be strong in that well meaning and patriotic Zambians are behind you. Having some little knowledge about the attitudes of these so called Party cadres does not make fail to understant what they are after. If they are not given a kwacha to them its an insult. Shame on them!

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  27. Lubinda tapali eko aleya. Mwana musuma. He is just being reprimanded for the wrongs he did. He is a good son and the father is just exercising his duty as a parent. He will soon be given some other things to do. Sata has never kept so quite on an issue, he knows what he is doing. Lubinda was even told the day he should sit at the back, and he had to abide. He is a prodigal son let him be punished, though he will not be chased from the party. BELIEVE ME.

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  28. I AM AFRAID LUBINDA WILL BE EXPELD FROM PF. HE MAY BE INNOCENT BUT THE INVISIBLE HAND OF SATA WONT LET HIM STAY. HE IS A THREAT AND THEY WANT HIM OUT.
    HE IS SMART AND HE HAS OUTSHINED BOTH KABIMBA AND SATA. THEREFORE, HE HAS TO GO.

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  29. The moment Lubinda leave PF that will be the end of his political career. If he contest Kabwata seat he won’t make it coz there is no other party that can challenge PF. NO wonder he is very humble until his case is dealt with

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