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MMD members are defecting to UPND because of HH’s money-Shamenda

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Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda
Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda

ACTING chief government spokesperson Fackson Shamenda has urged people not to listen to politicians who claim to be raising stars. Speaking at his office yesterday when he briefed the media, Mr. Shamenda said that the UPND should not consider itself a rising star because MMD members are merely after the money available in UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

“The UPND is calling itself a rising star but that’s a false belief because they are not as popular as they think,” he said.

Mr Shamenda said that that people who were defecting to other opposition political parties only did so because they wanted financial assistance to boost their campaigns.

“It is common knowledge that Mr Maxwell Mwale has only joined UPND because he does not have money and UPND has resources,” he said.

“UPND has resources to sponsor some broke politicians in by-elections. That’s why they are running to it,” he said.

Mr Shamenda said MMD members are not leaving their party on principle but because they are broke and cannot afford the cost of campaigns.

He said the PF had not lost any elections as speculated by some politicians since it came into Government.

“We have not lost any elections, as a matter of fact we have gained 10 more seats which is commendable, we are aware that we are not going to be here permanently therefore, we would like to keep the promise to the Zambians to be transparent,” Mr Shamenda said.

Mr Shamenda charged that the UPND will never form government because it practises regional politics.

“We have been accused of trying to turn Zambia into a one-party state. If that was so, would we have lost by-elections in Chipata Central, Kafulafuta and Solwezi East?” Mr Shamenda asked.

39 COMMENTS

  1. Sounds like a selfish person wounded in his game and now critising for publicity purposes politics is dirty game Ba Shamenda

    • There are very few Zambians that have legitimized their stolen wealth.

      HH is one such Zambian crook who has laundered his loot

  2. Weak souls.Sometimes UPND should be careful some of these defectors are corrupt.Let not UPND be seen as a destinaion for corrupt and violent pipo like William Banda,all in the name of attractive Party.This shall be natural cleansing for MMD.Good redunce.

  3. Well said Mr. PF Spokesman; yes, that is not a government statement; it is to do with your party perception of issues. You are echoing the very words we told you before that defectors to PF were only after your money. The additional PF parliamentary seats after the general elections were obtained when you dangled money to the eventual defectors.

  4. I THOUGHT GREY HAIR MEANS WISDOM FOR FACKSON, BY THE OLD MAN HAS LOST IT. THE WRITINGS ARE ON THE WALLS. IT IS CLEAR THAT UPND IS A RISING STAR! UPND IS THE ONLY SENSIBLE PARTY THAT ZAMBIA STILL HAS. VIVA UPND! ALL ZAMBIANS ARE FREE TO JOIN UPND. UPND IS NOT A REGIONAL PARTY. SATA AND HIS PF ARE REGIONAL. ABASH PF!

  5. Kulila Kwamukami, Shamenda you are still in the Dark, remove your Blanket from your face. Things are changing my dear.I have liked your comment were you said “we are aware that we are not going to be here permanently therefore” So you this very much. Tell your Boss this statement. Good Lucky.

  6. He said the PF had not lost any elections as speculated by some politicians since it came into Government.

    EXPEL GIVEN LUBINDA AND SEE IF YOU WILL NOT LOSE KABWATA

  7. Mr Shamenda charged that the UPND will never form government because it practises regional politics.

    I AM THE WISE FROM THE EAST YET, I SUPPORT HH/UPND, IS THAT REGIONAL SIR?

    • UPND won in Kafulafuta (Copperbelt) and Solwezi. I believe that is regional to Mr. Shamenda. Though I agree with u,sir, when u say you are not in government forever – u are out in 2016.

  8. THANK YOU MINISTER FOR THIS TMELY CLARIFICATION. I NOW KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE DEFECTING TO PF. IT IS BECAUSE PF HOLDS THE GOVERNMENT OPEN CHECK BOOK!! WHY ARE SO JEALOUS OF HH’s MONEY YOU FILTH *****. HH IS RICH BECAUSE HE INVESTED WISELY AND IS PRUDENT WITH HIS WEALTH. HE WILL THEREFORE NOT DISH HIS HARD EARNED MONEY WILLY NILLY. PEOPLE LIKE YOU SHAMENDA WILL DIE POOR DISPITE THE MONEY YOU ARE STEALING FROM GOVERNMENT. YOU GIVE ALL YOUR MONEY TO PROSTITUTES TO COMPENSATE FOR YOUR UGLINESS AND LIE TO YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE LOVED AND DESIRABLE. Aaagh SHAME

  9. Cry baby Shamenda. Kamulya kamuseka. You are a bunch of blind people in PF. Worse off is your SG Kabimba and his cronies, DPP and Post editor Namakando. You will kiss dusk on 5th September and aluta continua.

  10. UPND forming government is a pipe dream. I want to bet with anyone who thinks HH can ever be president of Zambia. Kaya, katwishi, aluzibi. HH to be president? Kanti neva.

    • That’s exactly what the majority said about Sata some years back! Look at him now! Nobody knows the future with especially the way things are going PF are shooting themselves in the foot with their draconian governing style and basically failing to fulfill their campaign promises , that could just help the likes of HH gain popularity the same way RB s careless spending and turning a blind eye to corruption helped Sata gain popularity!

  11. Thank Mr.Shamenda. In the same MMD MPs are defecting to PF to seek protection against their criminal and corruption cases that are before the Courts of Law.Vivid examples are Gabriel Namulambe , Steven Masumba and Richard Taima.

  12. organise your ministry,its shameful that labour offices only exist in lusaka,make a country wide tour,infact i was the president i could have long fired you,you only came to know that livingstone had no labour officer when trouble rose,as tourist capital like that?shame on you,country wide all furniture is worn out in all labour offices.

  13. ba faza , ba shamenda, wisdom comes with age, show us that you are wise and not otherwise please. mulibakulu . don’t just rant please.

  14. Shamenda should tell us who has more money – government or HH???? I don’t somebody ‘s money but I can support as long as I am convinced we are getting out of the mess we are in, as a country with PF. Shamenda wake up.

  15. Fackson, we have memories of an Elephant. You joined hands with Chiluba to destroy ZCTU and unions in Zambia. Better work on the promises PF made to us than political gimmick and name calling.

    HH is 1000 times better than Shamenda, Sata and Scott (All three S-sugar daddies).

  16. Hon. Shamenda sound unsettled on the fast changing political landscape. His lamentations merely reveals and confirms that he is in PF system just to make dirty money. In civilized countries politicians join different political parties on the basis of shared principles (ideologies) to serve mankind.

  17. Do not agree with Aromatic adelhyde Bada. I am a lawyer by profession and left Zambia after Mwanawasa died.

    HH and many accountants and lawyers made huge monies when Chiluba and Sata embarked on privatisation of companies under ZIMCO.

    It is not the fault of HH, Muna Hantuba, Chipimo and other professionals who were involved in privatisation exercise or took over some of the privatised companies. The fault lies with Chiluba, Sata and ZPA CEO Mr. Valentine Chitalu who cut deals with investors and made billions.

    Do your research and you will be surprised. You are though right on some of the Zambians laundering billions and some of them are alive and associated with PF.

  18. Pf,wali nina mweendo wakatako! The arrogance exhibited by pf top brass is nauseating and now they are trying to bully ecz,in parliament guy scot looks down on opposition,cant even answer properlly,people are seing bwana!

  19. Crying over spilled milk. Shamenda is a big shame to Zambians. Indeed there are no think tanks in PF. They all seem to be as useless as their top leader.

  20. Even Sadam Husseni was refusing when he was told the Americans had entered Baghdad. This stupid minister is just doing the same.

  21. Mr shamenda you are reasoning like a kid sir,i m sorry to say to you in this mana,but this is the only way,how can you think that you have not lost election? UPND WHO NEVER FORM GOVERMENT? Sir start thinking of kafisa in 2016 i can tell you you pay for this sir.The indications are there that even when electons where held to day you can loss to upnd watch this.

  22. The tone of the comments is so simplistic and basic. Not what you’d expect from a government chief spokesperson.

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