Edgar Lungu replaces GBM

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President Sata has transferred Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu to the Ministry of Defence in the same capacity.

Home Affairs Deputy Minister Dr Ngosa Simbyakula is the new Home Affairs Minister.

State House Spokesperson George Chellah announced the changes to Journalists at State House this afternoon.

The changes are with immediate effect.

The mini reshuffle has been necessitated by the resignation of Mr Mwamba as Defence Minister.

Earlier today, National Revolution Party President Cosmo Mumba advised President Sata to reject Geoffrey Mwamba’s resignation from cabinet.

Dr Mumba told a media briefing in Lusaka that President Sata should reject Mr Mwamba’s resignation because it is illegal.

He said Mr Mwamba’s resignation cannot be taken seriously because he has not written to President Sata over his decision to quit as Defence Minister.

Dr Mumba observed that the resignation of Mr Mwamba could pose risks to national security.

“We are asking His Excellency to reject GBM’s resignation. Let him rescind his decision because it is illegal in the first place. How does the Defence Minister resign just by word of mouth without even talking to the President first?” Dr Mumba said.

He added, “GBM’s resignation remains illegal as long as the President is not officially written to and if GBM finally writes, we want the President to out rightly reject the resignation in the interest of national security.”

Dr Mumba said his party finds it difficult to believe the reasons advanced by Mr Mwamba for his resignation.

“We think the issue of Paramount Chief Chitimukulu should not be issued to divide the nation and the PF. We want to believe that the reasons for GBM’s resignation stretches further than what he has stated. We want him to state the real reasons in the letter he will write to President Sata,” Dr Mumba said.

Dr Mumba however advised Mr Mwamba to rescind his decision and return to cabinet.

93 COMMENTS

  1. Eicho ! Lungu ! Banensu aba ! Congrats mudala.I know some haters will talk about your previous love for the bottle but who doesn’t? All the best.

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    • So this ka fake DR MUMBA wants to suggest that even resigning now should only be dictated by Sata. How pathetic is the PF going to become even to deny people the liberty to resign?

      So no more freedoms in Zambia ka. People are now forced to accept Sata’s appointments and once in the are not allowed to resign in their own accord.

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    • The bemba ratio in cabinet is reducing! Congrats Simbyakula. Southern Province getting more slots in cabinet.

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    • @Action Man, don’t show your tribalism and a lack of knowldge of the Zambian tribes and where people come from. Simbyakula is not Tonga for your own info. He is from Contral province, Mkushi. Woooo

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    • Edgar lungu is just as useles as mpezeni!!! he was supposed to refuse that appointment… lungu is and GBM were one camp..

      am starting to believe that easterners are as st.upid as mpezeni..

      this week is stressing .. please í need a smooth `through` into 2014

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    • Iwe Cosmo Mumba, don’t you understand that by merely replacing him with Edgar Lungu Sata has accepted GBM’s resignation? And by resigning from his position GBM makes the statement that he is no longer interested in serving the nation, so what public interest is there in hanging on to the guy?

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  2. Look at this foolish politician of the stomach who think by singing PF he will continue eating. Such people should be arrested once we change government in 2016 because he is busy supporting corruption.

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  3. Well Done !

    On a lighter note!! Take him for a Military Parade Inspection, if he stands still for 15 minutes without Staggering, Shaking and Yawning then he is fit to be a Defence Minister.

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    • I have never heard of a Tonga with a name like Simbyakula or Ngosa. Please explain How Tonga this man is. Or are you just trying to sanitize the rampant Bemba tribalism in PF government?

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    • Have you ever heard a Tonga called Ngosa? Are you mad? Go Chainama you cat! There is no Tonga addition in SataN’s Cabinet!!

      NGOSA SIMBYAKULA is BEMBA…dont mislead people! There is a small bit of similarities in the Surname BUT remains very much BEMBA!

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    • What is wrong with you people. Especially you Action Man. Simbyakula is from Central province. Ukopo sufunika pano. Please have some data/info before you come and share stuff online. Ukopo kwamene uko

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    • Mvelani imwe akawalala while the first name is Bemba the second isnt. However Ngosa can also be Kunda Nsenga and Biza. My girlfriend is from the East and she has the name.

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  4. this foolish boy so called cosmo, he conferred him with that doctorate, does he think before he vomits his words, this ka boy should learn to shut up please

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  5. The former defense minister need to be investigated. One solid reason I suspect for his resignation, he is trying to hide something. Probably he has stolen a lot .

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    • If GBM stole then he did it wisely because he was actually supplying goods to the army even before PF came to power. Unlike Ukwa who is busy stealing money and giving his wife an unconstitutional colossal amount of money which could have been used to avert the nurses illegal strike.

      Sata(ukwa) is also busy stealing using RDA every time he launches a construction project.

      I will dedicate my time to claw back all the money sata stole from the time he was in UNIP when he stole K2 billion meant for merzaf housing project.

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  6. NGOSA SIMBYAKULA is not Tonga, the man is pure Bemba.

    Now, ka Cosmo Mumba shut up!!, Like your friend Prof?..Muyenga Attanga, you have a fake PhD and have never published anything, not even a thesis. Focus on a going to school and building career than your wasting time on your useless party that will never rule Zambia or have an MP.
    Why do you want Sata to reject GBM’s resignation, unlike you a boot-licker, GBM values family more that his ministrial position.

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    • Ngosa Simbyakula is not BEMBA. He is Lala from Central province in Mkushi. There are no Bemba people in Central province. Did you people miss your social studies class when teachers were traching about Zambian tribes and where they are found?

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    • this is what makes tribal talk nonsense!people wasting time discussing a name.aren’t you ashamed?honestly, there’s more to life than this trash gentlemen.The man can be Ngosa south,north east, west or central and be able to speak Bemba or Nyanja bt at the end of it what matters is what he’s able to offer

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  7. The events reveal that Mwansa Kapeya was ‘day-dreaming’ in his IFYABUKAYA RADIO SERIES. The appointment of Lungu as new Minister of Defence should teach Kapeya never to mislead the nation with the PF treacherous project of misinformation .

    The resignations of the MP for Chipili as Deputy Minister and the MP for Kasama Central as Cabinet Minister of Defence reveals that the PF boat (ubwato) is sailing through muddy and stormy waters. These events so significant in that the two Ministers who resigned from the PF Govt are both Bembas.

    We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg out in the distance seas.

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    • The disjointed information from PF to Zambians is so ac quake describing the caliber of PF ministers as those who never went far in education. I hear Kapeya only wrote grade 7 tests that explains his lies to the nation by denying Sata is not sick, Sata has forgiven striking nurses and only yesterday informing the nation that GBM has not resigned as defense minister. This short show of uneducated PF govt should be a lesson for Zambia not to be duped by politicians in the next coming elections.

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    • We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg out in the distance seas.

      This is what most bloggers from this online constituency are missing!

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  8. i have just seen HEMCS on znbc 19hrs news dancing healthly yet we are bombarded minute by minute by small cheap brains of NDOBO, NOSTRA-ANUS and one slow punctured brain brat calling himself ”WANZELU”saying he’s dying, oh he collapsed. Baice stop reading bufi envious bantustan enclave online newspapers you ll die of bitterness,envy.

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    • Wanzelu mudala, the level of dullness from PF cadres is frightening, especially li george bush! When Sata is shown on TV it is almost always file pictures and since you still do not know what this means, it means old pictures when he was healthy you twat! Gosh you chaps are so annoying!!

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    • @dudelove

      I hear you my bro.

      Once we get rid of sata and PF , we will need sh.i.t loads of bleach to clean the brains of these PF dogmatised minions to just remove the “donchi kubeba” indoctrination from their shrunk brains.

      Every thing is “donchi kubeba” even when Sata is now wearing diapers and very sick. Imagine that!

      I now even fear that they will do a”donchi kubeba” when Sata kicks a bucket. They will just be showing file pictures to blind fold the dogmatised PF minions into believing Sata their god is alive.

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  9. The stand off between government & the Royal Establishment is reminiscent of what took place between the government & the Lumpa Church of Alice Lenshina of Chinsali in 1958, when her church controversially started to reject the authority of the state & refused to pay taxes & to be registered with the state.

    That stand off compelled Kaunda & cabinet to order soldiers to storm the cult’s churches during which scored of its members were killed, some of the soldiers and dead cult members were blood relations to government ministers & soldiers – but the decision to storm Lumpa had to be taken. THAT is what collective cabinet responsibility means.

    Was GBM as Defense Minister going to stand on the fence just because of his relationship with the church members?

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  10. GBM THOUGHT THAT HE WAS INDISPENSABLE!

    ONE HOPES THAT GBM’S DEPARTURE WILL ACT AS A CONDUIT FOR OTHER ROUGES IN THE PARTY LIKE KAMBWILI AND NSANDA WOULD FOLLOW HIM.

    WE COULD PERHAPS JUST BE WITNESSING THE GENESIS OF OUR PARTY CLEANSING PHASE BEFORE 2016.

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    • What GBM has done is better. It is important to stand on yo principles on certain issues than being a puppet always even when yo so called boss is wrong. It is just too much of Govt interfering in the Bemba royal establishment. It started from KK. Leave us alone to choose our Chiefs. Go to Western province and see how u are going to to be welcomed! You will come back running.

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  11. @ 16 George bush. Do not be mystic with Sata’s sickness, realities speak for themselves. We wish the president good health but in the same vein hope you will not hide his passing on when that time arrives. If currently the president is sick that remains a fact, he is not immortal so is everyone.

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  12. WE HOPE GBM’S DEPARTURE WILL ACT AS A CONDUIT FOR OTHER ROUGES IN THE PARTY LIKE KAMBWILI AND WILLIE SANDA TO FOLLOW HIM.

    FOR THE FIRST TIME NO BEMBA BY BLOOD HAS BEEN MENTIONED IN THE APPOINTMENTS.

    ARE WE WITNESSING THE GENESIS OF NEW PF IN READINESS OF 2016..

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  13. @ George Bush

    @George Bush, why do you preoccupy yourself with innuendos of i d i o t s like NDOBO, NOSTRA-ANUS, WANZELU and UPND in general about the President’s health?

    I am 56. Doctors say 60 is the threshold age of anyone’s life. The President’s medical team which includes the first lady are ably looking after Madala and preparing him for 2016.

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    • @Mpundu

      I can assure you that you will cry blood very soon when you hear that Sata is gone. The man is on heavy painkillers all the time to make him seem he ok. Otherwise he is finished.
      What time does Kaseba have to look after him when she has not had a real tension reliever from Sata for months now? Each time the man tries to do it he faints and collapses. Open your eyes and see the reasons why Kaseba is on the road all the time. Some guy some where is busy giving her the real one out their. She can’t wait to be free from these torturous days of her life.

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    • @24.1 wanzelu,
      Am sure your mother just wonders why she overstretched her canal endurering so much pain to deficate an ******** like you. Your thinking suits getto stone age era. U nd other primitive bantustans couldnt see the clip was for today that was todays.

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    • @george bush
      I just gave you the facts that hit you really hard and now you are confused like you leader Sata.

      Even you , if you are really a man would you let your wife wander about from one country to another for just collecting awards when you are left behind playing playing lone golf all nights for many days on end? Let me tell you, young man, only women who don’t get their G spot hit correctly are font of wandering about for no apparent reason.

      Ask your gran he will tell exactly what I have just told you.

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  14. I really do not mind Edgar Lungu. Granted he likes his drink, I feel he articulates most matters quite well and I truly feel he would be a better president than the chap currently hallucinating bald heads in state house.

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    • @Dudelove

      I equally think the same. Lungu would be far better than the mad man Sata. At least when he sobers up a bit he reasons and thinks better than Sata the VSTC.

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  15. Ngosa Simbyakula is like some of us who are highly urbanized and progressive Zambians with mixed ethnic backgrounds (mostly the Copala types) – and very proud of this! We are not like the primitive types whose blogs populate this site with their primitive village blogs – usually promoting Kaonde, Bemba, Tonga, Lunda, Lozi, Ngoni, Namwanga, Tumbuka, Nkoya interests, etc. He is a Copperbelt product with a Tonga father and Lala mother. He is proud of his Tonga and Lala heritage, but his language of communication, as a purely urban product , apart from English, having been brought up in Luanshya is Bemba. He also has a very good command of another very important urban langiuage, Nyanja. Viva urban, nontribalistic, and progressive Zambians and abash tribalistic village and rural Zambians!

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  16. Sata thought ws being smart by saturating cabinet with bembas not knowing their loyalty was to their luba lunda kingdom. Sata is now confussed hence picking this one for the job.

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  17. Could anyone please educate me why GBM never at any time acted as President when ever the Mr Sata was out of office. As far as i know defense minister is number three in hierarchy.

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  18. Dr Ngosa Simbyakula is ‘half and half’. I went to school with his late brother. Their father is from one of the ‘bantu botatwe’ groups, while the mother is Bemba (Ngosa is from the mum’s side – his other first name is Robert)

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  19. Umfweni thanks for clarifying this. This is what I love about modern technology. When people are in doubt there is bound to be someone who went to school with the guy in question. I would entirely agree with you because I think I saw Dr Simbyakula teaching in the school of law at campus. Now makes you wonder why FTJ had no classmates or people he played with when he was a young man. What a crooked politicians we had elected for President! Only background information we had was that he was a bus conductor and no wonder he turned out to be the greatest thief of our time but matters worse we accorded him a state funeral! Lesson for our kids: It truly pays to steal.

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    • What about the current president? Do you know his education background or his former class mates?

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  20. Long live the President of the Republic of Zambia, HEMCS. May his enemies also get blessed with wisdom to see their repentance. LONG LIVE ZAMBIA

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  21. GBM’s resignation over chieftaincy in Kasama is just a tip of an iceberg. More to come, watch this space.

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    • GBM Resignation is a fake one spearheaded by president mcs in order to out play wynter and to blind the nation as though GBM and MCS are enemies when they are not.
      There is a game that these 2 people are playing and we are yet to see it.
      Please mark my words.

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  22. I salute GBM for being principled and he has just followed what his heart tells him.Mwanawesu umulopa walupwa tawitika elo ichakana chiposwa

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  23. Chiluba’s was born Titus Mpundu. Though I was younger by several years than him, I could shade a bit of light about the early part of Mpundu’s teen years through my own vivid recollection & thru my late brothers. Mpundu’s play & village mates were my brothers, Chiluba, owner of the name & one Professor whose name I decline to name. People could not come out with a true life profile of Mpundu, I guess, for security reasons. Mpundu, like most of us, was born at a place called Chibambo which is situated across the Luapula River. Chibambo had a full fledged hospital which was maned by Belgian docs. It was nearer to our village & was a few minutes by canoe than Mbereshi, which is a few hours by road. CHANGE to Chiluba? I have run out of space……………………………

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  24. @ Oyaya

    Wonders why FTJ had no classmates or people he played with when he was a young man!! Read my brief above.

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  25. This uneducated SATA will confound his critics with what he will accomplish!

    I wish Zambians could give him space for another term!

    Zambia, will surely not be the same when he leaves office. He will live behind a legacy which people will talk about for many years to come…

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  26. I wonder if Sata’s opinions are what makes Cabinet’s position on all matters. Why should Cabinet have a position on Chitimukulu’s throne? This is the problem we have in Zambia, when the President is wrong, the whole Cabinet ralies behind due to politics of poverty! Why asking GBM to choose Sata or family? This is crazy. GBM has made a right decision. He has his own money and does not need a Cabinet position to enable him pay rentals and buy mealie meal like the many other minister. This is why having money and being comftable is important. It makes you make independent decisions

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  27. @LUAPULA PREMIER. DO YOU KNOW THAT GBM IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN YOUR URINE BAG. FIRST URINE BAG COULD HAVE FIRED GBM, BUT GBM PREEMPTED BY RESIGNING INSTEAD OF BEING EMBARRASSED BY THE URINE BAG. GBM SAVED URINE BAG WHEN HE WAS CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING $100,000=00 AND LAND CRUISERS. URINE BAG HAD NO MONEY TO CAMPAIGN BUT HELPED BY GBM. ALETASHA NO KUTASHA. CHI KAUNDA IS MISLEADING URINE BAG. WE HAVE GONE 40 YEARS BACK.

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  28. Bawesu ku Luapula Premier(LP),the comparison of the current scenario and the Lumpa situation is most misplaced.If only you can read the genesis and revolution of the 2 stories(perhaps some Social Studies they are now calling Civic Education and a book called Imilandu yababemba can help),you will realise that comaring the two is like comparing sugar and salt or night and day.No one has refused to pay tax

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  29. I saw CHRIS katongo at manda hill , is his club relegated? If so we want Mwenee to be captain of the national team

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  30. @ Musonda AND @this is me

    This is me and MUSONDA, PLEASE DO NOT RELEGATE MY POSITING TO YOUR LEVEL OF THINKING/REASONING OR EDUCATION.

    THE ISSUE I WAS TRYING TO ARTICULATE WAS ABOUT COLLECTIVITY IN CABINET OR BOARDROOM.
    WAS GBM GOING TO STAND BY HIS KITH AND KIN AGAINST CABINET POSITION, WHEN THE SAME CABINET HE SITS IN HAS PASSED A COLLECTIVE VOTE OVER AN ISSUE?
    I WISH YOU COULD ONLY SHARE YOUR STINKY AND SHALLOW COMMENTS WITH WANZELU.

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  31. GBM HAS PRINCIPLES!
    I BEG TO DIFFER..

    THE ISSUE OF THE SO-CALLED BEMBA ROYAL ESTABLISHMENT WAS EXHAUSTIVELY DISCUSSED IN CABINET WITH GBM IN ATTENDANCE.

    IF GBM HAS PRINCIPLES AND HAD DIVERGENT VIEWS, WHY DID HE NOT BRING THEM UP?

    WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE MAN’S ENGLISH ACCENT IN THE “POST” VIDEO, ONE WONDERS WHETHER HE EVEN KNEW WHAT THE WORD “COLLECTIVE” MEANS…..

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    • Cabinet meetings doesn’t always to be agreed by all ministers but majority of them,Gbm ,chikwanda,wina ,and lungu offer a different approach but sata insisted that he doesn’t want sosala as chitimukulu.most of the decisions made in cabinet meetings are later overturned by sata because of his private advisor membe,do your best to have some of these ministers as close,and your eyes will be opened.

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  32. GBM declared interest, and that is what is needed for a level headed man. This indicates that he was not part of the so called collective agreement.

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  33. Another job seeker in the name of Dr. Cosmo Mumba. It’ s like this country is blessed with useless Doctors whose brain capacity is just too tiny. Can anyone imagine that Cosmo Mumba is an opposition Leader leading an opposition party ? What checks and balances can such a small brain institute ? What a fake Doctor.

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  34. Cosmo Mumba is not a genuine doctor. Just ask him where he got his doctorate and what his dissertation topic was. He doesn’t even know what a dissertation is. He is just a Grade 12 graduate from Kabulonga Boys. It is our unenlightened media and their half – baked journalists that are spoiling these fake doctors. The Post, Times, and Daily Mail, and Daily Nation keep on referring to Nevers, Cosmo, Chongwe, Imakando, Pule, and many other quacks as doctors when there isn’t a single dissertation to their names!! What a country!! Getting a doctorate isn’t a Sunday morning picnic!

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  35. @Luapula Premier,its a merry day and we do not need to insult each other.Which part of my comment is shallow and stinky? Pity the keyboard does not describe one’s level of education and intelligence but I for one consider insults a language of cadres who are unable to engage in critical thinking and analysis. I am sorry if referring one to literature is an insult but I do not wish to engage anyone in insults but normal debating.I assure you Premier you are safer not knowing my education credentials. Hope we all go into the new year stroke-free folks.Cheers

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  36. GBM’s exit from cabinet is not actuated by Bemba royal establishment issues. He is just taking it as a scapegoat. Real reasons lie in his business commitment and Kabimba stand off. Not long ago, GBM was in Kasama launching the 2016 SATA endorsement. This endorsement pitted him against one overzealous Kabimba who was accused of clandestinely decampaigned Sata. GBM had his own hidden motive for coming so strongly endorsing Sata. To succed him, not in 2016 but 2021 as he later clarified. Polarisation within PF was synomymous with GBM and Kabimba camps.
    Sata was expected to take a firm action against Kabimba who was widely perceived to be campaigning for presidency. GBM once resigned as Kasama MP, wanting to concentrate more on his businesses. This could be the more plausible reason to…

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  37. GBM does not respect Sata. In 2010, he resigned as Kasama MP after Sata censured him for battering his wife. IN 2013 GBM resigned as defence minister after Sata censured him over meeting with Kanyanta Sosala.
    Let’s look at the genesis of Sata – Sosala stand off. Two routes are followed when succeding Chitimukulu. One route is from the west senior chief Mwamba we Tuna, Kasama. The other route is from the east, senior chief Nkula we Chinga, Chinsali. The two routes were for along time followed alternatively but in exceptional cases one would become Chitimukulu without following the two routes. In living memory, Mutale Ng’andu became Chitimukulu as a Chitapankwa who never followed the traditional succession routes. Apparently, Mutale Ng’andu and his predecessor were both from Ichinga.

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  38. Following the death of Mutale Ng’andu, it was the turn of senior Chief Mwamba to become Chitimukulu, from the west. Chilufya Mwango who succeded Mutale Ng’andu as Chitimukulu was also a Chitapankwa in a way becuase he never was senior chief Mwamba. His traditional rulership sprang from Chief Mpepo, (Mpika). In this connection, Kanyanta Sosala who served as senior chief Mwamba feels very justified to ascend to the Bemba throne as tradition demands. The Bashilubemba have endorsed him. However, the appointment came later than degazetting of Kanyanta Sosala by president Sata for certain reasons pertaining to traditions in the installation of chiefs. The sata factor as a politician into the Bemba succession issues introduced divergence of interests. BashiluBemba are empowered traditionally

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  39. President Sata, the streets are not as habitable as you left them when we voted you to State House, Please as you make reshuffles at Cabinet level let it tricle down to people in Provinces and Districts as they are lying to you that all is well. I understand you cant leave State House to go to the streets and see exactly what your Goverment has done. If you want the truth hire an independent photographer or use the OP to go around country wide to photograph the mass you have created in the name of job creation. Your Minister Kambwili even starts tell people who keep Law and order not to “HARASS” pirate taxi operators, You Mr President uses the Presidential Motorcade so you cant see how unruly these chaps are, Plse advice Kambwili to shut up. Merry Xmas Zambia

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  40. GBM held a press conference to announce his resignation. Why can’t Sata hold his press conference and announce his transfer and appointment? Can’t he face the people?

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