Tuesday, June 25, 2024

I can feed Sakeni and his family for the rest of their lives-Saunders

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Daunte Saunders speaking at the UPND news conference
Daunte Saunders speaking at the UPND news conference

Outspoken political activist Dante Saunders has advised Chief Government Spokesman Kennedy Sakeni not to insult individuals and organisations that criticize the PF government’s governance style.

Mr. Saunders said Mr. Sakeni should reflect on some of his latest outburst against innocent citizens and individuals that criticize the PF’s way of running the country.

“You go and tell Sakeni, we don’t hate PF, infact some of us campaigned for the PF. All we want is for our children and our woman to live decent lives which we know is possible if this country was better governed.”

He said Mr. Sakeni’s accusations that those criticizing the PF are frustrated and bitter because they have not been allocated jobs by the government is ridiculous.

“Please tell Sakeni that I don’t need a job infact I can feed Sakeni and his entire family for the rest of their lives. I surely can’t expect Sakeni and his PF to give me a job because I don’t need a job,” Mr. Saunders said.

He also warned opposition leaders that he will not hesitate to criticize them when they form government and start departing from their promises to the people.

“For me it’s all about the people. Why should we continue living in townships without water, high food prices and no roads? I will also attack whoever next forms government as long as the plight of our people is not improved.”

Mr. Saunders was speaking in Lusaka yesterday during a UPND news briefing held at the party headquarters in Rhodespark.

Chief Government Spokesman Kennedy Sakeni recently rubbished Mr. Saunders’s recent attacks on the PF accusing him of bitterness after the government failed to award him with a job for having supported the PF campaigns.

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    • And one wonders the example these men are trying to show to the young generation.Smh

    • Mr Saunders you are wasting your energy my Ba PF fikopo they cant listen they never came in power to govern but are just here steal our money chapwa

    • We thought Sata may gather ministers who are better than him. He only ended up with 2 good ministers, Chikwanda & Lubinda, and rest all just bunch of heated molecules who can’t understand what Sata wants from them. And that Guy Scott is just a coward, he just there to color-up PF government.
      Indeed Sanders can feed Sakeni and Kabimba’s family, and rest of PF ministers can be employed at HH’s farms.

    • Saunders, much as you want others to be humble and be level headed, you have no right to unleash insults on leaders or other citizens.

      Since you have the means, why not share your ill-gotten wealth that had been laundered through fronts with street kids.

      Sakeni is not asking you to take care of his family

      Has HH poisoned you leaving you senile and dysfunctional?

      You cant hang out with witless HH and hope to remain sane….shame on you poor Saunders

    • SiSi, when you say “witless HH” i don`t understand because may be even dogs don`t know you because you are a failure; where u use your wit we can`t understand because we have not seen the results. intelligence without results is as good as a dead man.

    • @ SISI – Have some self-respect. Do you actually know who Dante Saunders is, or you are just one those PF a.r.s.e.h.o.l.es who go around shouting even when it is things that are beyond their intelligence. Keep your gob to yourself. We want intelligent debate, not blockheads like you. LT is not a PF vuvuzela. If you want a PF vuvuzela, set up your own PF site where you can be showering praise on PF all day and night – and then we will see how many people will actually be visiting your site. S.t.u.p.i.d *****. You are bloody dumb and a failure in life, that is why you can’t even understand what Dante is saying. In that case, shut up!

    • mdz & Chitapi:
      You are just none-descript, low life goons without an inkling of what it takes to objectively and intelligently argue your position without resorting to primitivity as the only way for your unbridled tirade

      Surely, Saunders showed so much wisdom in the past and was highly respected across the country, until he started associating with the birdbrained HH.

      I hope Saunders realises this soon or he risks becoming HH’s useful idi0t

      Just friendly and free advice for poor Saunders

    • .”Mr Saunders please be realistic,are you sure what you are saying or its an expression of anger, a defence mechanism to overcome frustrations. Keep mr saken’s family out of this

  1. I have just been told that a lot of education does mean anything in Europe unless you go to Africa
    My colleague thinks that Europe recognises and views experience in favour of education

    This is abysmal and demoralising
    Is this true, anyone who has had the best of both worlds like me Europe and Africa?

    By the way why is HH campaigning wont he runs out of his money considering the elections are not until 4 years from now
    Why not save money and vigorously make noise 2 years prior to elections
    Thanks

    • Check your first sentence and tell mean what you mean. Am right now in Europe and actually in the richest country of Europe. Education is compulsory, education here started around 1200. They support and encourage continous education till death, only education will give you the job you want. Mind you there is no corruption like in Zambia in Europe. Do not be mislead, if you want to be comfortable and respected in life get educated. A man’s mark is seen by how much education they have attained in life. Education will enable you understand, analyse and have better judgement over things unlike just commenting for nothing just because you have a mouth and able to read and count up to 10.

    • @interllectuall let people bestow titles on you. and if you do give yourself some lofty title, spell it correctly. they should have a spell checker on that internet cafe computer you used

    • HH IS CAMPAIGNING PANTU ALIBE NZELU. YOU NEED TO REMIND HIM THAT IT’S TOO EARLY. THE OTHER REASON IS THAT NIWAMILANDU AND HE’S ALWAYS TRYING TO DARE THE GOVT TO SAY OR DO SOMETHING SO THAT PEOPLES’ ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO WHAT PF SAY/DOES TO PROVE A POINT OF VICTIMIZATION AND THEREFORE HAVE GROUNDS FOR SHADING CROCODILE TEARS IN FRONT OF BAZUNGU WITH THAT INFERIORITY COMPLEX YAMA BLACKS.

  2. If truely you have a heart of people, that money you want to feed Mr. Sakeni, Cant you channel it to the road, Atleast if you can even make one road in your street, or buy food for some poor Zambia for the all year, thats what they do in Nigeria.

    • Why him when there is a government that can and is supposed to do it. One filled with so many leakages of money they always have a problem like the money wasn’t used or the money was misappropriated or the contractor is sub standard. The point is that GRZ, if run the way it is supposed to could do a lot to sort a lot of these problem. But in a time when there are more deputy ministers than needed and issues of decentralization are a distant memory. And the work seems so overwhelming for these ministers the least they can do is fling excrement at anyone who dares tell them they are doing the wrong thing. That is bad leadership, It’ll work for them but it is still bad. So I like Saunders’ stance, I tip my hat to you sir.

    • Exactly what these people who claim to have so much money should doing. It is a pity they think they can only contribute to the development of the country of they are in government. Saunders can help alleviate poverty in Matero constituency where he has failed politically!

    • Nkwazi Flying

      Your point underscores what most people fail to realize. Government owes people services. It is not a club of who can best dribble their way into office. Rather, it is an institution set up to do for the people what they cannot do for themselves. Providing educational, healthcare, road and telecommunication infrastructure cannot be ceded to the people. It is preserve of the government. What Saunders and most of us have been asking government to do is do something significant with the enormous resources that the government gets from taxes.

      There are too many big problems in Zambia to fail to solve just one. At the end of each day, the government should hold a teleconference and ask itself, “what have we done to improve the lives of all Zambians today?”

      It is that…

    • I support you my brother. If this fool and an ***** Saunders can feed Sakeni,his relatives and entire village for the rest of their lives why can’t he built a simple toilet for his neighbourhood or even donate food to the under priveledged people in Lusaka. What we know about this man is that he is very mean. He does’nt even give food to his house servants.

    • mr saunders,jst lyk u n i contributes money in form of tax, that shud b used to address the issues u talkin about u fool.

  3. Its really sad 2c our parents insulting each other b4 us da children.I wonder wat they r tryin 2 show us.I challenge u 2 concentrate on somthn dat wl build our nation..

    • Na imwe ati “US DA CHILDREN” at the age of 42!!!

      when r u going to grow up! that’s why this country keeps being ruled by finished recycled politicians who have run out of ideas except to leave pilfered wealth for their many children n concubines!!!

      grow up and take the driver’s seat GOONK!

      IF YOU CAN BLOG, U R NOT A CHILD!!!

    • Iwe naiwe baleke ba de Deb pod dont you know anyone older than you by two years in Africa ba fyashi? respect abakulu.

  4. Water and roads in townships is the sine qua non of local government administration. Private water arrangements such as bore holes or tanks are also guaranteed under Zambian law. The situation can definitely be better than it is right now. It is calling for improvement. However, I do not think that all townships in the country are affected in exactly the same way. I do not share the simple view of nothing or everything. Doomsday fever will not do. Development is about gradualism in moving from from income to high income across the social groups. I am afraid radicalization is not sufficient to address development challenges.

    • Useless civil servant thinking. Stay there in Zimbabwe. We wanted to see those you are dreaming about with 3 months. Just 5 employees with 1 machine can drill tuma water things you are trying… you are wasting our time.

  5. Thank you Mr Saunders for telling Sakeni what we have been trying to tell him: WE ARE NOT FAILURES; WE DO NOT NEED TO BE HANDED A JOB BY A POLITICAL PARTY TO SURVIVE!!! WE CAN FEED SAKENI AND A LOT OF OTHER PF MIONIONS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR LIFE!! We say this not out of arrogance but to make a point that when we criticize, we are objective. Sakeni should also be objective when he responds to any criticism.

    • Ba Sousande, is this a comic strip or you have very thin skin?
      You must expect counter views from those you belittle.
      Sakeni may be to call you digrantled, bitter, and empty tins.

  6. Bitterness at its best!!!!!! Give PF time to reconstruct Zambia!!!! Stop cultivating the culture of impetience on our minds!!!!!!!

    • NAI MWE BA CHIKOPO! AT LEAST TWO YEARS COULD HAVE SHOWN A DIFFERENCE OF FORWARDNESS NOT THIS BACKWARDNESS ALASE!!!

    • You’re the one who’s bitter because you have been told the truth. You’ve no plans for the country and how I wish if you do listen to debates in parliament so that you deduce how dull most of the ministers we have when responding to questions from the left. It’s a big shame to the voters and the society at large. Am not surprised that your party president has failed to face the media after being elected as national president since he’s more less if not worse like the ministers ha has in his cabinet/deputy ministers. Guys (PF) grow up and stop using the word “BITTER”. Work hard to convince people that you can deliver and not incarcerating opposition leaders and their membership.

  7. Namwebene,sakeni was busy plating ground nuts in mansa,,mwamubwesha,,mukose coz stinking mouth sakeni is up to no good

  8. Saunders, Its like you have alot of money.Why cant you use that money to improve other people’s lives who are struggling or why cant u use just part of your money to put up roads in your area.
    Its unfair to say you can feed someone for the rest of his/her life when you have failed to feed the street kids that are looming around.
    We will appreciate as a nation if u can just adopt 10 street children to better up their lives so that they can do the same when they are adults and well educated bcoz of u and u can boast of that and the nation will definately appriiciate u.
    Such people like you usually dont keep any relative at their homes,its mother, father and children arrangement!.
    Make sure you vaccinate your statement b4 opening your mouth or else you will open a pandora box!!!

    • isn’t the money Saunders and millions of other Zambians contribute to government coffers enough? You now want him to build his own roads? Meanwhile your President is busy wasting our money on useless deputy ministers. Monthly expenditure on one useless deputy minister can sink AT LEAST five boreholes in rural areas. Totally no direction by these CNPs.

  9. Guys lets use the Money to build Roads and to Improve water networks in our local townships, Zambia is not for PF, But you and Me.

  10. Tell the failures they think the own the country,ugly Sekeni remember you are on 5 year probation your boss might not even be there come 2016 .You and your children including all your fellow thugs will be in for a high jump ,just wait the clock is ticking every second.

  11. u wat to know saunders? These re men of substance ok.Why should he use hz falanga wen govt has d falaga .10 deputy ministers one small ministry where on earth ? only in Chimbwi no plan led by Prez Membe .

  12. Ebwafya bwenu mwe bantu… Mwasenda po ichushi cheka cheka fye. The man is justifying why he doesn’t need (though I agree, too radical a way of doing it), but point stands that not everyone will agree with everything the government is doing and the direction it is taking, and as such would like to offer checks and balances. It does not mean when one decides to go that way, that they are frustrated for not being given a job. Come on people….

  13. Well said saunders. Some people think everything ends with a government Job. Learn to be self sufficient. You are GOD given, JESUS is watching!

  14. This is what you get when you lack ulemu from your neighbour, especially if you’re a leader. It must feel bad to have ones genuine and concrete advice be reduced to mud slinging and ridicule. Indeed it is unfair to shoot down every contribution with words like BITTER and JOB SEEKER. I hope this will put Sakeni in his right path so he can learn to respect others as he wants to be respected. Let it also be his time to realize that his job is not to spar with citizens but to work with his colleagues to move the country to a better place. Next year Zambia will be 50 years old, like it or not. The state of the country is a reflection on you the inhabitants and your lack of will to change it, like a ntyolingo refusing to bath.

  15. u ar really frustrated. sakeni cn equally feed u. HH is an employer and cn feed more than 100 bt he has never said such a childish statement. go to pluto wth ur wealth. criticise where there is need not anyhow.

    • when? when is there need?
      look at how poor Zambia looks and behaves!
      Desperation is everywhere: hunger, disease, and poverty.
      can’t you see?
      It stinks to high heavens!

  16. We thought Sata may gather ministers who are better than him. He only ended up with 2 good ministers, Chikwanda & Lubinda, and rest arejust a bunch of heated molecules who can’t understand what Sata wants from them. And that Guy Scott is just a coward, he is there to color-up PF government.
    Indeed Sanders can feed Sakeni and Kabimba’s family, and rest of PF ministers can be employed at HH’s farms.

    • Nostradamus your frustration and bitterness is choking you and clouding your thinking!!Where were you when the MMD stole the resources needed to develop the country for 20 years and ran down the country to this miserable state?Mazoka has a vision for Zambia,Nevers Mumba said he would save Zambia but when Mwanawasa appointed him VP he decided to save himself and abandoned his political party!HH took over UPND and through his selfishness managed to ran it down to a tribal regional party.Grow up man and start looking at the cristal ball!

    • Lf is a journey

      leave HH out of this. Sata is the president of Zambia. All eyes on him!
      Zambia is hemorrhaging on Sata’s clock.
      this is not what we voted him into office for.

  17. Frustrated politician!Saunders must know that the governement has started working on roads and his outbursts dont make any sense at all.Saunders you cannot expect a baby from a woman who are just conceived.The PF govern came in power not long ago and you dont expect them to develop the country or provide evrything you want overnight!!Be patient man!!It took the MMD 20 years to run down the country and you cannot exepct the PF to rebuild it in 2 years!!Stop joking man and be realistic!!

    • If government is working, it should report to the people what it is doing. that may help. president sata must stand in front of cameras and tell us what he has done, he is doing, will do, when, where and how much. then we the people will judge. in the absence of that, awe tapali ifilecitika. ni bu punka cabe.

  18. Saunders can also be fed by Sakeni until he dies. Bwana Saunders, yours is meaningless- how come you have a lot of money and yet you do not want to help the poor but feed Sakeni who is already comfortable. Its like you want to buy fuel in a vehicle that has a 3/4 full tank full and avoid the one without any fuel in it. Yaba!

  19. @ Life is a journey you are spot on, and may I just add that 10 of those years were spent with one Mr. king cobra Sata being the third most powerful man in the MMD at the time.

  20. You must be investigated, how did you get all that money you are boast of? if really you can do that, You should bring forth the source of that money, you should also show the authorities how much tax you have been paying.

    It’s time GRZ started working you are shamelessly screaming in the media like that? ubututu bwaku afrika, awe sure, so ati mwalanda?

    • imwe people are wealthy, its not always about stealing, thats just in your head, this poverty mentality should come to an end!!!!!!!! UBUTUTU

    • Iwe ulimututu bad! who doesnt know that people are wealthy? they dont go screaming in the streets ati look how much am worth, only in Africa, vinabwela mochedwa!

  21. I may have no inclination politically But I believe Rome was not built in 1 day.Let us face facts if each party was to come with its own money plans and budgets I’m sure then we would all say that this govt hasn’t done anything,but as long as they took over money left by the other party that was in govt,their plans can’t jst become ripe overnight.Give them time I’m sure those of you who understnd strategic management or economics will agree with me and too jst come out yappy yappy won’t help you u will jst get frustrated,disgruntled like many that iv noticed in these media networks

    • sata was part of MMD thats why the failure of his former party continues…..PF is a reflection of PF and MMD

  22. Octopus Paul BWALYA icisungu calikushupa. u can write in any language. we will read and not this rubbish “my Ba PF fikopo they cant listen they never came in power to govern but are just here steal our money chapwa”

  23. Attacks against one another will never improve Zambia. We common problems why cant we have a common solution?

  24. “Please tell Sakeni that I don’t need a job infact I can feed Sakeni and his entire family for the rest of their lives”Iwe umukulu onse uyu umusunge tawakwata amano.These words we were using when we just strated work manje naimwe mwebakulu nabeshikulu awe mulishilu

  25. WITH UPND EVEN A MAD MAN ON STREETS IS A GREAT MAN IF HE CAN ONLY PRAISE THEM . WHO’S SAUNDERS BY THE WAY? A POLITICAL FAILURE. WHAT POLITICAL ANALYSIS DOES HE HAVE ? ONE THAT IS SUBJECTIVE AND VERY UNOBJECTIVE.WE KNOW YOU FROM CHILUBA DAYS .

  26. IS THAT INTEGRITY YO CHIEF MASONIST IS TALKING ABOUT? WHY CAN’T U FEED THOSE WHO ARE HUNGRY IN THIS COUNTRY? U HAVE NO MORALS U *****. POLITICAL FAILURE WHO HAS JOINED HIS LIKE MINDED PIPO UPND .WAT EXAMPLE ARE U DISPLAYING TO THE YOUNG ONES?

  27. Ba saunders pliz, instead of feeding Sakeni the rest of his life why not use your money on the poor children and the women, and provide clean water where need be.

  28. BA SAUNDERS. YOU LOOK LIKE AN OLD MAN WHO IS SUPPOSED TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE. BUT ALL WE SEE IS A DISPLAY OF WORDS MEANT TO TARNISH ANOTHER MANS IMAGE. WHAT TYPE OF ACTIVIST ARE YOU? YOU ARE NOW SENILE AND MUST BE GIVING SOUND ADVICE. AND DO YOU HAVE TO WAIT (LIKE A VULTURE) UNTIL A PARTY GETS INTO GOVERNMENT FOR YOU TO CRITICISE THEM? GIVE CRITICISM NOW OLD MAN. DONT WAIT UNTIL ITS TOO LATE.

  29. This habit of politicians changing parties and then pretending they are shocked about what happened in their former parties must stop! Most PF guys are MMD and UNIP and know exactly what they did in those parties. Saunders and others like him are justified to react because at the core, they know the present government should be doing much, much better than they are given their historical beginnings. I remember one ex-health PS getting shocked about the absence of a health facility at some outpost. Call that hypocrisy…

  30. @KALOK, SAUNDERS Z TOO AN OLD POLITICIAN .WITH HIM HE HAS NOTHING 2 HIS NAME .IT IS NOT TRUE DAT PF Z NOT WORKING. ACTUALLY WAT DEY VE EMBARKED ON LEAVES DE OPPO VERY BEHAND ALREADY IN 2016.HVE U READ 2DAYS POST?ECZ HAS SHOWN LAST WK’S ETNS RESULT

  31. Another Cantakoruos chap yapping with no direction. How much do you have ba dante naimwe. Yaba!!!

  32. Sakeni kiwelewele pakanwa kwati alenia if pipo critisised the pf listen then they make correction,why mr president you are being surrounded with dead men why please go to unza and get intelligent pipo to help you those ba mumbwe they are there to make names.

  33. yaba! ok ine zambia politics amuse me to the core..right on saunders bauze!! even GBM once told mmd that the money he owed them was petty cash so why not ponta ndiye nkhalo ya pa zed!!..sakeni or watever his name is needs to learn to use good language once upon a time being a govt official was something to admire..manje the things we are hearing today awe shua ..ni cha manyazi

  34. Cadres protecting their jobs
    The masses are suffering at the hands of this stupid govt and you are busy insulting
    Saunders for stating….Redeem yourselves and your children who will inherit a terrible economy.
    Zambia the real Africa indeed!!!

  35. Sir, would you kindly tell us how much tax you pay per year, then we will know how much you are worth. We can’t tell how much you are worth by feeding poor people like Sakeni who have not yet stolen. Your comments are very valuable whether you are criticising or praising Govt of the day provided you are speaking as an ordinary citizen but not so called Opposition Leaders or NGOs who have been hired to be used and have no democratic representation. Your views were valuable at the time the opposition took the country to Commonwealth but you decided to remain mute because you are one of those who have no heart for Zambians you are claiming to be feeling pity and speaking for.

  36. IF YOU HAVE SUCH MONEY SIR, TIGABILEKO WEE OR ELSE STOP BOASTING ON LT LIKE HH OR GO FEED YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR CONCUBINES FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES INSTEAD OF HON. SAKENI, HE HAS ENOUGH FOR HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY.

  37. If my memory serves me right, Dante Saunders worked with Dean Namulya Mung’omba in the Zambia Democratic Congress. If he is a man of substance, why did he let ZADECO party die even without Mung’omba? It is true that some men can’t make their own things but want to jump onto other people’s success. You an opportunist man. So now you want to align yourself with UPND founded by Mazoka! FYI iwe Dante, Saken is quite comfortable. He co-owns manganese mines in Mansa with South African investors in a company called Genesis.

  38. “infact I can feed Sakeni and his entire family for the rest of their lives.”Mr Saunders please be realistic,are you sure what you are saying or its an expression of anger, a defence mechanism to overcome frustrations. Keep mr saken’s family out of this

  39. Ba Saunders, are you still running your bakeries in Chawawa? I understand why you want water and roads. Do you have toilets I wonder? Don’t worry man, we shall give you in due course. By the way I would rather you start a scholarship scheme to help you people that want to enter university and college than waste money on feeding Sakeni and his “clan”. Sakeni is digging Manganese at his Bangweulu Batteries mine. Lolest…

  40. @50 U ARE RIGHT.HE WANTS TO SHIELD HIS FRUSTRATION THROUGH SAKENI AND HIS CLAN. SAUDES ,U ARE JUST ANOTHER DEMAGOGUE. WHAT KIND OF POLITICAL ACTIVIST WHO IS ONE SIDED. U BELONG TO UPND ,YOUR LIKE MINDED CHAPS. CHIBABA ZOONA! GO PF UPTO 2050.

  41. I meant a Scholarship Scheme for YOUNG people who want to enter University and College instead of feeding Sakeni and clan on your bread. Man does not live on bread alone…

  42. I think Saunder’s siding with the UPND or any other political party, even the PF makes me lose confidence in the credibility of his political analysis.

  43. Dante Saunders… sooooh not zambian, aba amacalado balefuwayah ukutwingilila , it shall not happene, dante you gata do better than this…

  44. The only achievement PF Excutives & Cadres have made is to call others bitter & frustrated! Only time will tell.

  45. The only achievement PF Excutives & Cadres have made is to call others bitter & frustrated! Only time will tell.
    What about health care, education, employment, poverty reduction projects? Pf government you are a disgrace to mother Zambia. Please we want to hear more postive words from pf apart from bitter, frustrated, joulous etc. You govern the country & lean to take responsibilty & acept when you fail. You are answerable to the people of Zambia who voted & pay tax to the Zambian government. So pf leaders, sober up! pf cadres sober up too! Zambia for all Zambians & please allow us to express our oppinions freely nation matters or resin!

  46. I think Dante SHOULD BE CHECKED, AND IF FOUND WANTING BROUGHT TO ME FOR A.S.S.S CLEANING.

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