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Given Lubinda handed 6 Months suspension from PF

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Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda celebrates the award with President Sata and First Lady Dr Kaseba
FILE: Given Lubinda celebrates the award with President Sata and First Lady Dr Kaseba

Patriotic Front Kabwata Member of Parliament Given Lubinda has been suspended from his party for six Months.

This is a unanimous resolution of the PF Central Committee that convened at State House this morning to determine Mr. Lubinda fate.

The suspension has however been back dated to 10th December, 2012, meaning that Mr. Lubinda will serve his suspension for three Months.

During the period of suspension, the Kabwata Member of Parliament will not be allowed to attend any party activities.

He was facing charges of treachery and disloyalty to the party.

Recently, Mr. Lubinda was demoted as Foreign Affairs Minister thereby relegated to the backbench in Parliament.

QFM

70 COMMENTS

  1. This government is a joke. If Given has any sense he should just leave altogether before he goes the way of VJ Mwanga.

    • #1, THERE’S DISCIPLINE IN THIS WORLD WHEREVER YOU GO. LUBINDA WASN’T REALLY CLEVER TO HAVE BEEN LEAKING INFORMATION TO UPND AS A SENIOR MEMBER OF PF. FOR ME IN FACT HE HAS BEEN GREATLY FAVOURED AND CLEVERLY CUT FROM BECOMING A LOOSE CANNON BY ONLY SUSPENDING HIM. UNLIKE UPND THAT EXPEL THEIR MP MEMBERS WHO INSTANTLY BECOME LOOSE CANNONS. SO, WHO HASN’T GOT THE BRAIN- SATA OR HH. OBVIOUSLY HH WHO DOES NOT POLITICALLY, THINK BEYOND HIS NOSE.

    • The issue of the BRAIN or the lack of it can only be settled by a Medical Board. The truth of the matter is that Bo Lubinda has outwitted the PF. He has dared them to expel him and they grew cold feet. Youre just scared sh.it of losing Kabwata. It is not a rural seat and the PF hoodlums are scared of been embarrassed. PF cadres just admit that Zambia’s worst government ever simply blinked! So please stop thumping yourselves on your chests with chants of maturity which, I am afraid, you will never have!

    • The guy was wrong even he himself has acknowledged that fact.Loyalty is important in life and nobody is bigger than the party.

    • Quitting shouldn’t be an option. Let him stick around and out smart his enemies.
      His enemies are not as smart as they think.
      After serving his suspension, he will bounce back.
      The president will promote him again. His wisdom is greater than all his enemies
      put together.

    • Yours Truely believes the real issue in the Livingstone Violence is this chap Obvious Mwaliteta. Within two months he is connected to two deaths of PF cadres and in both cases it is Mwaliteta who is pinning the blame on the opposition. Something is strange here. Do you remember last month when his servant was found dead and bare foot by a roadside outside livingstone and this Mwalitate was quick to blame the opposition. Could it be that this recent death of Harrison Chanda was something that Mwaliteta Ochastrated. I think a good private detective needs to be hired by the UPND to get to the bottom of this Saga.

    • I am given that this Given has been given 6 months but what hat he given to Kabwata. Give and you shall be given.

  2. I fear for this respectable and most ethical man called Lubinda.He is the only lamb serving in a PF house full of cunning and heartless foxes.

  3. The PF need Given that is why his suspension is only three months. It is very unfortunate that there is no party in zambia to compete with PF. MMD has been turned into a church. That is why mumba is demanding for more offerings from MPs. UPND is a satanic organisation always looking for blood. Maybe chipimo can do something

    • UPND is led by a Tonga thats what you find unacceptable. The optics that would be pleasing to you are three Presidential contestants namely: Sata, Chipimo and Mumba. Zambians will resist this ethnic hegemony that is been promoted by the PF. Stop maligning people who have not been convicted of any crime. Who killed Menyani Zulu in Rufunsa and why have they not been arrested? They are still free because they are PF cadres. Orders were issued from State House not to arrest the PF thugs who killed Menyani. We await the truth to come out over the Livingstone case. Already the PF Ministers and Police have tied themselves in knots over exactly what transpired. Black Mamba, Zero Option, Tongas Under Oath etc We have been through this before; and be rest assured you wont succeed.

  4. If it is true he betrayed the party then the punishment he has been given is very lenient actually. How can a senior party official be leaking classified information to the opposition.

    • LUBINDA MUST CONFESS HIS MIS DEEDS, HE’S LUCKY HE HAS NOT BEEN EXPELLED AND I WONDER WHICH PARTY HE ‘D HAVE JOINED IF HE WAS KICKED OUT.

    • The truth is we don’t really know what happened. This tendency to judge people in affairs you don’t have details of must stop. My suspicion is that Lubinda was being framed by Kabimba, and if Kabimba got cleared of corruption, which clearly he was guilty of, Kabimba lost the moral authority to victimise Lubinda in the manner he wanted things to go for Lubinda. One day we will come to know the real truth, and one day everybody will get their fair share of justice – Kabimba, GBM, and Lubinda. But to rush to judge Lubinda harshly just because he has been made to look bad is not only unfair but silly too.

    • @chitapi-meno-ngwe-mutu. YOU STARTED VERY WELL. BUT YOU ALSO FELL IN THE SAME TRAP. ALREADY YOU ARE ACCUSING KABIMBA OF FRAMING LUBINDA. THE VERY BEHAVIOUR YOU CONDEMNED WHEN YOU SAID “This tendency to judge people in affairs you don’t have details of must stop”. SO PLEASE BE CONSISTENT.

  5. upnd doesnt understand politics. chipimo is too small. no strong oposition now. so we just have to go with pf . just like the ay we went with mmd

  6. the decision was done for the good of the party and the country at large as one who had ofered solidality to mr lubinda i feel the central committe of our party has shown leadership that has never been exhibited in this country and for once they have told those who over the years have doubt the maturity of the party that we are beyond politics we are a family and those who wanted the man out should be praised for calmly accepting the decision of the central commitee

  7. Central committee meeting at State house?Thats abuse of state resources.Where are the opposition?In a multiparty set up you ,the ruling party cannot hold its central committee meeting at state house.Its totaly wrong.GOD BLESS ZAMBIA.

  8. @Kapumpe we need people like u who reasons before commenting,i thought this News we cheer everyone together with ZWD but to my surprise it can’t even. Reported on there Site why?i salute PF Committee for the brave and fair move way to go!

  9. The PF has exhibited maturity in handling internal conflict, the opposition should wise up & emulate instead of dragging the nation into unnecesarry by-elections.

    • Why are you punishing a Government Minister who was working with the opposition, isnt it the thing Sata has been encouraging the opposition to do? PF has really cornered the market for lunacy.

    • @Goncalves… i like that! opposition must work with pf govt… and pf govt must work the opposition, so lubinda was not wrong in the first place…..hahahahahah

  10. What a Joke, problem with Zambian politics is that it favors corrupt leaders, tell us exactly what Given did, it’s all rumor and fear because PF are not living to the promises they made to Zambian people. A shame that we can’t have credible people in that country. If winter wants to champion PF to win favors, Party will regrate. EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY. KABIMBA YOUR DAY WILL COME AS WELL.

    • Th PF unlike the other small parties respects its members and will not run around telling the public what Given did. Its a confidencial matter and I’m glad they kept it that way for the sake of both Given and the party.

  11. fair way to go. Lubinda single handedly built the image of PF. the man has been disciplined already by being dropped, taking up the back bench is like Lucifer falling from God’s grace. let the Kabwata constituency chairman embrass the decision. it cheers us zambians let boLumbinda leave on his own accord. Heros usually fall from victors to the vanquished. they need to be natured & controlled. by the way PF should now start counseilling pf officials who wanted Lubinda out. so that zayellow does not grow big headed again. fair though bitter decision to some.

  12. PF knws that they cant expel Given from the party because the day they do so they will kiss goodbye to kabwata constituency. We are 100% behind our Mp

    • I THINK THIS IS WISHFUL THINKING. UPND TRIED TO HOLD A RALLY IN KABWATA…. IT WAS A TERRIBLE FLOP. JUST A FEW ROGUES ALLEGEDLY FROM PF DISTABILIZED THE RALLY AS THEY CONFRONTED FELLOW ROGUES FROM UPND. UNFORTUNATE AS THAT WAS, BUT IT SHOWS TO US AND LUBINDA HAS TO THINK TWICE TO STAND IN KABWATA UNDER ANOTHER TICKET APART FROM PF.

  13. What Lubinda did z worse dan wat both upnd mps from Sinazongwe nd ltezi ltezi did nd suspending him is a wise decision unlike expelling him. Only those with the mind of dat foolish woman of king Solomon who wanted 2 destroy the living baby can do it.

    • Thats what they hoped for, do you ever think a witch or the devil want the best for you and me, not at all, you can tell who is pure at heart by what they let out, if watch mumbwa had the best for Zambia, they would not leash out only stressfull news, they think that what they publish helps in creating enermies for the state, but believe me you,people have their own judgements, in leashing out your anger and frustrations on your opponent can sometimes gain them support, look at ka winter, i dont like his behaviour, i made that judgement on him because of how loud he is on others, kaliitemwa, nomatter how right he might be, he has spoiled it for me, Zwd, i dont hate the president, given a choice i would vote for him instead of mabisi and pastor thief, why?You thrive on someones pain!

  14. ZWD ,ARE SADISTS HENCE CAN DO OR SAY ANYTHING .THEIR CONSCIENCE IS DEAD .LUBINDA HAS BEEN SUSPENDED AND NOT EXPELLED AS YOU WERE INSINUETING. DAT IS A WISE DECISION BUT PLEASE LUBINDA B A MAN ENOUGH .USE RIGHT CHANNELS TO CORRECT WAT IS WRONG.

  15. LUBINDA,U,LL NEVER BE FREE IN THAT PARTY,I PITY U BCOZ U WON,T PLAY ANY ROLE BCOZ OF THAT TAG U,VE OF NOT BEING TRUSTED.POLITICALLY U,LL B FINISHED IN THAT PARTY BCOZ U,LL WON,T B RESPECTED.IF I WERE U I CUD,VE RESIGNED POLITICS FOR 1YRS SO THAT I REFLECT ON HOW I CAN SURVIVE POLITICALLY.HOW ARE U GOING TO WORK WITH THOSE GUYS WHO CALLED FOR YO EXPULSION THE SILUBANJES.CAREFUL MAY BE IT,S JUST A SETUP BCOZ OF MANY THINGS U KNOW ABT YO PARTY

  16. All these charges on Lubinda are politically motivated. The truth is there and PF central committee is aware of his innocence. wait and see, PF is pruning LUBINDA for growth. Mr shivering is scared now! If it was not for Mr. Sata who became protective here, Lubinda would have been expelled. Be ware of SG in PF.

  17. PF falsely accusing Given Lubinda of treachery yet Sata is formenting treachery and disloyalty in both MMD and UPND. What goes around comes around.

    • @Enka Rasha. BA ENKA RASHA NAIMWE. HOW CAN SATA AN OUTSIDER FORMENT TREACHERY IN MMD AND UPND? THESE SMALLER PARTIES ARE TO BLAME FOR BEING TOO WEAK AND HAVING MPS THAT CANNOT STICK TO THEIR PARTIES. THE UPND AND MMD SHOULD ALSO POACH FROM PF IF THEY CAN. IF YOU CANNOT GIVE SWEETS TO YOUR CHILDREN YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BLAME YOUR NEIGBOUR WHEN YOUR CHILDREN START CLIMBING THE FENCE TO GET A BITE FROM THE NEXT DOOR. AFTER ALL POLITICS IS A GAME OF COMPETING FOR NUMBERS.

  18. I can wait for him, three months is around the corner, my question is…, which ministerial post have you lined up for him? if nothing then i ask him to form his new political party which in my view would be the only respectable opposition, i would offer free advice, no bad eggs or nuts would be allowed, no appointments based on tribe, pantu tuli ba lozi “eenisha”, pantu tuli ba tonga, “mabisi ba sa kamwamba”, pantu tuli ba bemba, dont kusumina and so on and so forth, on a personal not, reduce partying, abit of after work parties on a few fridays is not bad either.
    As for the people calling for him to join other rotten opposition parties, i dont think so, why should he sink so low? better form his own which i would support and donate to if need be.

  19. Good. The party in government has resisted the now prevalent action of throwing out the bathwater with the baby… Most comments must be coming from religious people who, in one breath speak forgiveness when it suits their edicts, but in another blast intolerance when their set objectives have been unfounded. That is why even research results are very poor because we always refute any negative results instead of figuring out why it was so and publishing that negative result as well…

  20. clever… knowing very well they’d lose in a by-election if Lubinda stood as an independent or on an opposition ticket they choose to suspend as opposed to expelling him from the party.
    Lubinda clearly has the upper hand here.

  21. Bravo pf,the opposition expected something else.they were hoping for expulsion so that the test their popularity in kabwata.the watchdog was propagating about this story,today no story on lubinda.these by elections re costly to zambia besides losing human life.

  22. Though we are not privy to the details of thes offences Hon.Lubinda committed to the party. we appreciate the decision taken by the Central Committee of the party. Expelling erring members should only come about in extreme situations. For now we urge Hon.Lubinda to reflect and sober and ensures that the mistakes he made are not repeated. after suspension, we know he will bounce back as minister again.

  23. Thank U PF central commitee. We need unity in the party.PF you’ve showed maturity and we are really happy as people who voted for U.Lubinda has learnt a lesson and we need to move forward as one people.Thank U Mr.Sata!We love U Mr.president.Now tell Lubinda to tar Kamwala south roads( Zaoga or zipas and break point roads) .These roads are bad and can make PF start loosing popularity in Lusaka.Not only lubinda and Kanyama MP should do something otherwise 2016 Lusaka will be shared.But if we work on Roads and drainages People will campaign for PF,the way they did in 2011.Miles Sampa is trying in Matero and people really support him.He has tarred a good number of roads.

  24. The PF have used their brian not to expel Hon Lubinda. They have avoided another by election. Some parties will soon have no one left to expel. Wise move by PF central committee

  25. …….but how true are rumours that Lubinda eat from the pot of first girl?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  26. I believe the real issue in the Livingstone Violence is this chap Obvious Mwaliteta. Within two months he is connected to two deaths of PF cadres and in both cases it is Mwaliteta who is pinning the blame on the opposition. Something is strange here. Do you remember last month when his servant was found dead and bare foot by a roadside outside livingstone and this Mwalitate was quick to blame the opposition. Could it be that this recent death of Harrison Chanda was something that Mwaliteta Ochastrated. I think a good private detective needs to be hired by the UPND to get to the bottom of this Saga.

  27. thumbs up to the PF central committee for this mature decision taken. Lubinda has the future in PF than any other political party. Please Lubinda, take your time, do not rush, it is painful in African politics to be in opposition. You denied the nation chance to sample your leadership skills at government level. That government job offered you a bigger political platform which you should have taken advantage of. Please, reflect seriously and listen to your conscious. UPND under HH is not good for you unless he offers to step aside for you which is wishful thinking.

    • I AGREE WITH YOU. PF IS PANICKING. BUT I MUST QUICKLY SAY I DONT KNOW YOUR MOTIVE. AS FOR ME, PF IS PANICKING BECAUSE THEY DONT KNOW THAT THEY ARE A VERY BIG PARTY. THEY DONT KNOW THAT THEY HAVE MASSIVE SUPPORT, THEY DONT KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT IN THE OPPOSITION ANYMORE. ACTUALLY THEY DONT HAVE TO PANIC. SERIOUS OPPOSITION IS VIRTUALLY NOT EXISTING. THERE IS NO NEED FOR THEM TO ALWAYS RESPOND TO INSULTS FROM THE OPPOSITION. I DONT SEE ANY REASON WHY THEY SHOULD BE PANICKING. THEY SHOULD RELAX. THEY ARE IN GOVERMENT AND GOD IS IN CONTROL. GOD BLESS SATA AND ZAMBIA. AMEN

  28. No 10 your mighty have a short memory, why were you not yapping when MMD under FTJ shifted the ministries finance to state house, and when Bwezani and his children turned it into tender board to sale zamtel and Zanaco??

  29. wise decision.Expulsion should not always be the first disciplinary measure.also goes to prove that he PF like(Proper Fathers) that they are are not the ones inducing bye elections.Sata is really a politician.The expulsions that UPND has esorted to wil just weaken them further.That was a very tactical decision which has left doomsayers in dust licking their wounds.

  30. I like Given Lubinda. He is wise and has the common good at heart. I am happy that he is going to come back to the party. Even if he was found wanting I do not think it was for his personal agenda, probably it was for us the poor.
    Usually People who challenge others especially those who think they know it all are not liked.
    PF allow your common opinions to be criticised even by your own. From experience I have learnt that the group is not always right. Public opinion is no open to criticism.
    Tata Lubinda icilefwaya ukukudya cishinka. In future people will understand you.

  31. Two things have saved Lubinda from being expelled : 1. the postponement of the Livingstone by-election and 2. the support that Lubinda has among the electorate in Kabwata.

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