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Lubinda deeply saddened by GBM’s resignation

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

Kabwata Member of Parliament given Lubinda has said that he is deeply saddened by the resignation of Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba.

Mr. Lubinda has told Qfm News that he failed to drive his vehicle when he heard the News of Mr Mwamba’s resignation.

He said that he has known Mr Mwamba to be a hard working person.

Mr Lubinda stated that President Michael Sata and other senior members of the party will greatly miss the services of Mr Mwamba.

He stressed that Mr. Mwamba’s resignation has come as a shock to him especially that he did not expect a senior Cabinet Minister to resign in such a manner.

Mr. Lubinda said that it is unfortunate that his good friend went straight to the media to announce his resignation.

Mr Lubinda has since wished Mr Mwamba the very best in his future endeavours.

He has also wished President Sata the best as he looks for one to replace Mr. Mwamba.

72 COMMENTS

    • @Ndobo, you can’t just write a story without mentioning GBM, that is being tribal. Yes the Ministers in Zambia resign, unlike Batsoseland (how do you write your kingdom kanshi). Hoo ya I remember Prime Minister Sinyinda once resigned.

    • lubunda, those are signs of being an 1diot. how do you fail to drive just to hear that bag of maize has resigned. just call your president directly to inform him you want a job. not going round like a crab

    • @Nostradamus
      boi… you know what? i have just discovered something,, Sata is a very good opposition force to Himself and PF, So am recommending that HH, Pastor Mumba and others should take leave and watch Sata oppose himself to extinction…

    • Matipa,

      Man, you cannot write! Re-read your message and see if it makes sense. Your negativity may be guiding your writing inability. Try writing something positive for a change…

    • Good move GBM!
      You have transformed the face of Kasama.
      We even have Traffic Lights now.
      Let anyone dare to expel you and Kasama Central will give you the vote.
      It is not healthy for you to continue working with cantankerous people!
      It just takes your precious time away from your business!
      Let your critics go and hang!

  1. You are just looking for employment bo Lubinda. Saddened but wishing the President to have someone to replace. You will miss even this one as the president said he does not trust you during the independence celebration remember that.

  2. No doubt, GBM and People like Mathani have some percieved element of crookedness in them, but one thing you can’t take away from these two businessmen is their skill and ability to assess risk and place the right bets. This has made them survive through various regimes.

    Might look like GBM stands to lose, but going by history, I think he has hedged his risk and placed the bet where he thinks the future is. It is not in Michael Sata.

    Am sure he is certain that he can survive outside PF and he has probably seen that there is no future with PF and I wouldn’t be surprised if his decision is purely a business decision.

    As they say father TIME will reveal all.

  3. Lubinda, you should not even thing of going back to the cracking boat! May be Mwamba resigned to prolong the sincking of the boat as he is overwieght.!

  4. You waited to be humiliated and fired, GBM has enough balls to tell sata to the face. He is not in your league. You are a let down Given. We expect you to side with Given but look at your opportunistic tendencies in this statement!

  5. I was also shocked that a senior member of the party decided to play to the gallery.Why going straight to the media before officially tendering in his resignation letter ? It is is baffling.

  6. The great bag of maize(GBM) equally surprised me Bo Lubinda.A man of his position and stature should always resign in a mature manner.The way he rushed to tell the media before telling his employers speaks volumes about his messed up personality.He is a tool !

    • @Zambiano. GBM understands the game so well. He knows how roughshod SATA rides. Had he not rushed to the media, he would have been disgraced with an expulsion. Its a man-eat-man game. So you see – GBM 5 – SATA 0.

  7. Don’t display your ignorance in public.
    Lubinda does have a job. He is an MP.
    Those who think he doesn’t have one are the kind who would make very bad MPs.

    • I am with you here. I fail to understand how people would say Lubinda is looking for a job. The guy gets so much money inform of allowances as MP than most of these bloggers here and here they are labelling him as a job seeker. Ignorance is a sin. Repent!!!

  8. There you go. Even his friend Lubinda is saying GBM misfired by going to the press first. For GBM to have to the press before submitting his letter of resignation has exposed his political immaturity and ignorance: these will come to haunt him in future when the real political fight starts. Don’t spit into the well you have just drunk from, before you are sure that where you are going there is water. He could have resigned in a dignified manner. The only reason he has not submitted his letter is because GBM we know is a coward and attention-seeker: it won’t surprise me to hear that he has reversed his resignation after discussions with elders and he will just return to his job since he didn’t even submit the letter. He is a sad chap.

    • @Mwembeshi. Don’t be ignorant. GBM understands the game so well. He knows how roughshod SATA rides. Had he not rushed to the media, he would have been disgraced with an expulsion. Its a man-eat-man game. So you see – GBM 5 – SATA 0.

    • Not everyone should be resigning in the style of Lubinda. Lubinda was scandalised and spat on hence the way he kept quiet about everything was the best in his situation. GBM’s situation is different; don’t lawyers say every case is decided upon its own merits depending on the facts. Imagine been belittled by your boss using the phone of a person belonging in your enemy’s camp. In fact, GBM acted very well, what he should have done was to drive to State House and hit him with a backhand on his swollen face (inkapila as bembas call it). Inkapila pacimenso and then resign.

    • Are U sure, Just before Sepr 2011, GBM has a state of the art and latest Mercedes Benz S500, GBM 500. Wynter has a 1989 V-Boot my friend.

      Wynter can’t resign, as he just can’t do without the current Job.

  9. Democracy at its best in Zambia. Drives me to those days when Gorge Mpombo announced his unexpected resignation as defence minister under RB. Has it become traditional for Defence ministers to quit unceremonously? A comment from Mr. Mpombo!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. GBM understants Risk Management & Hedging. He may not be very educated but he has a sharp Eye & Ear that most business people don’t have. Yes crooked as he is, he knows how to jump on opportunities.

    He invested into Sata and got his returns back, while for years, Mmembe has failed to sit down, negotiate and restructure his business empire, rather getting dragged into courts on the DBZ issue plus all the countless places he owes money, including Zambia Revenue Authority ( or The Taxman )

    While Mmembe will pretend to have won, the only two people having sleepless nights on this outcome is Sata & Mmembe.

    GBM has walked out with a chunk of PF Base, which Nevers Mumba will likely grab. And has returned his investment into PF.

    Good calculation, though he is not a political…

    • I was shoked too, but was not surprised with the personal decision GBM has hastely and timely made to probably get out of politics at the right time hopefully for good, because he does not look like a politician to me, rather should remain a gifted businessman and financier of political parties. He should not attempt forming his own party, because mark my word the next president is not going to come from the twenty five Bemba-speaking tribes, and most likely he/she is not yet even involved in politics. However this should not drag the MwineLubemba and His Kingmakers into politicking, themselves and the Church should continue praying the President to peacefully recognise the Paramouncy of ChitiMukulu.

  11. Gbm how do u resign with no modicum consesus!Respect yr supervisor.Anyway let him go atase.Rushing to media after exchanging words on phone?U rehearse with yr supervisor evnif u re beter educated or ve money.Now ruthless rushing to media fr wht ?Wht kind of leadership is this?

    • @Dada. You should never trust the serpent. GBM understands the game so well. He knows how roughshod SATA rides. Had he not rushed to the media, he would have been disgraced with an expulsion. Its a man-eat-man game. So you see – GBM 5 – SATA 0.

    • Dada I agree with bwana mkubwa the serpent is bad that’s the likes of chikwanda have to go becoz they start by talking to the serpent gbm Is wiser than the serpent. The serpent and his stooges are not sleeping over this one becoz he thinks no minister can resign. Indeed its 5 – 0.

  12. IM RATHER SURPRISED THAT PEOPLE THINK GBM SHOULD NOT HAVE GONE TO THE PRESS TO ANOUNCE HIS RESIGNATION. FIRSTLY, HE IS DEALING WITH A THUG IN CNP, SO USE THE TACTICS WHICH WILL CATCH THE CNP UNAWARES BEFORE HE HAS A CHANCE TO DO THE SAME IN THE MEDIA. SECONDLY, IF YOU FOLLOW LAID UP PROCEDURE YOU END UP BEING POISONED BY THE SAME CNP THROUGH STATE AGENTS. I ADMIRE WHAT GBM DID ESPECIALLY WHEN HE SAYS THAT HE DOES NOT DEPEND ON POLITICS FOR HIS LIVELIHOOD LIKE SATA DOES. GOOD ON YOU HON. MWAMBA. YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND.. A PRINCIPLED MAN WHO KNOWS WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN LIFE…FAMILY.. AND NOT THAT AGENT OF THE DEVIL IN PLOT 1

    • Excellent comment! GBM did the right thing! Unlike Lubinda who waited on the fence for months, why give the joy of firing you to that idi.ot with rotten teeth!

      In fact threatening with or giving notice to the thug a resignation would have been dangerous for Mwamba! An accident could have been arranged by the same thug.
      By resigning, it shows that GBM is in full control of his life! Nobody can say GBM was sacked – he can say he resigned holding his head high!

  13. Mr lubinda. You are so mature…. We expected the same from GBM. Nomba individuals are wired differently. You are my mentor. Be strong god has already remembered you… I wonder what an oath is..

    • For one to remember something, one must have forgotten it. Does god forget?
      You know, sometimes it is good to say what you want to say without involving god.
      It is perfectly OK.

  14. BA ZAMBIANO, SATA WAS BROKE AND HAD NO MONEY IN 2011 AND WAS SPONSORED BY GBM. GBM HAS NOTHING TO LOSE BUT EVERYTHING TO WIN BY SIDING WITH HIS GRANDFATHER SOSALA MWINE LUBEMBA. SATAn HAS STOLEN ENOUGH WITH HIS PROSTITUTE KASEBANYA’S K1.5 Mn NEW CURRENCY. ZISASILA. GBM IS A BUSINESS MAN, NOT YOUR KAPONYA PRESIDO. HE IS FINISHED!

  15. GBM may not be intelligent, but at least he got priniciple and balls of steel. way to go….GBM….you have earned my vote for plot one.

    • BALLS of steel……….GBM, you have my vote! It is such traits like yours that still endear Bembas to me. They dont fart in their pants….they are courage defined. Your analysis applies to every right thinking person: Family first, or rather God first plus family, then Business or Work or Career, then leisure etc and Politics LAST.

  16. @ mwembeshi. YOU KNOW WHAT, GBM DID VERY WELL. SATAn COULD HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT I HAVE FIRED GBM FOR SIDING WITH BA SHI LUBEMBA AND HIS GRANDFATHER BA SOSALA. MAILO BA SATAn WILL LEAVE THAT STATE HOUSE AND JOIN US. BASHI LUBEMBA NA SOSALA WILL BE THERE. WHO IS THE WINNER? OF COURSE GBM. AM SURE KULI diarrhea somewhere!

  17. GBM has realised that Government contracts are not coming his way and the best is to fight for contracts outside the realms of government and at arms length.Citizens eyes are all over trying to see how GBM amazon trucking gets maize hauledge, fertilizer contracts.It is difficult for him and the best is to resign and bid for these contracts.All doors were closed ranging from mealie meal supply to the army and other government wings.He is good busines man and very shrawed for that matter. It might be a bargain ka

  18. Don’t expose your iliteracy by commenting in LOZI gbm IS NOT LOZI better if u cant write in english write in BEMBA the sweet language or NSENGA the sugar coat language

  19. Yabaaaaa!!! this guy is just looking for a job and his sentiments are just a reminder to Sata to remember to consider him for the vacant position. But this Given Lubinda is not a saint, he has not only been accused of being a traitor but he has a black mark over his life for the land (NAMAKAU) he is believed to have dubiously obtained.

  20. Mumbwe ukulila ninshi ali neko ashintilile amatako. GBM knows very well that he has invested in Kasama central constituency and that even if PF decided to expel him will return the seat. Umusunga wa Chipuba banwa elyo chipenene. President Sata is a mature politician and that he could know that as things are in Kasama PF may find small pockets of resistance to major ones if not paying much attention to want is happening on the ground. Mr Sata and is inner advisors must act quick to curb the escalation of the stand off. There a saying that Bembas say ubufumu no pabantu nakamana ukupoma nipabantu. The stand off between Mwene Lubemba is beyond political lines and has severe consequences on President Sata than Chitimukulu. People in luapula, Northern, muchinga, CB and Lusaka are watching.

  21. Hello are everywhere !!! GBM is the best analyst and I am certainly he has won the battle. It’s the best battle though. GBM 20, mmembe 7, Summer K 3 and Sata nalyakwa na mungwe.

    Great GBM

  22. Fellow PF cadres, lets just accept that our beloved boat was steered the wrong way…towards the rapids ! GBM was a pillar of PF and now look at how he has left. Sata has waged war againt the Lozis and now Bembas. Whats wrong with this bellicose old man kanshi ?

  23. GBM was just rescued from MMD after loosing to Lubinda in Kabwata.He was MMD and joined PF after Xavier Chishimba resigned as MP for Kasama Central.So GBM just rolled on PF popularity in Kasama Central.Let resign as MP stand recontest if he is going to win.

  24. Next the PF will start looking for tax problems and other things to stifle GBM’s business. As a way to punish him. But am sure he has calculated that.

    • Tax is not even issue. This guy never dodged taxes and may even have overpaid because he is not educated. But that is not to say that he is not clever! In my considered view, Mwamba is far more clever than Sata, Kambeba and Gay Sco.ttish put together.
      GBM is the only politician who lived within his means whether in or out of politics. Even Mwanawasa could not find anything against him…and allowed him to stand on the MMD ticket though he lost that election!
      VIVA GBM –

    • Being an id.iot that SataN is, he might even appoint his Kambeba as Defence minister in addition to Justice! No doubt the Kambebas would be rejoicing at that – the bag.ger cant live without SataN! Let us see how far they go with it!

  25. WHY DO BLOGGERS WANT TO CONFUSE THEMSELVES. GBM HAS RESIGNED ON A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE. THEY HAVE NO ILL FEELINGS AGAINST EACH OTHER. THEY HAVE AGREED TO DISAGREE. THATS ALL. BUT SOME BLOGGERS ARE BUSY INSULTING EACH OTHER AND THE PRESIDENT. INFACT FOR ME IT IS GOOD RIDENCE. THE PF WILL NOW EMERGE STRONGER. BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE WHO PUMPED IN MONEY ARE NOW BEING SHED OFF TO CONCENTRATE ON THEIR BUSINESSES. WHAT THEY KNOW BETTER. NOT POLITICS. I WISH MORE OF SUCH CAN EMULATE GBM.

  26. Lubinda is faking his regret. He is hoping to be noticed so that he can be put as a replacement. Sad fo him a replacement is ored there

  27. GBM,balls of steel. Lubinda weakling,waited to be fired even when every normal level headed person advised him to resign when he was being persecuted by winter/sata.What can he advise THE GREAT BEMBA GBM! Useless fellow Lubinda!Disappointed we, kabwata people have kept that fellow as our MP for such a long time!Lusaka province needs MPs with real balls!How can MPS from rural be more principled than urban ones(Mpombo,Mwila,GBM—–who resigned on principle)!

  28. When you notice signs you are about to get fired the best thing to do is resign quickly. This way you can control the information flow and you do not look as battered and humiliated as happened to Lubinda. GBM did the right thing to preempt his firing and now to most people he looks like a hero because it shows that he can control his own destiny unlike Lubinda who showed that his only way of survival was through a political appointment. Can you imagine party cadres demonstrating against you and you are foreign affiars minister! Quite a disgrace so to speak. There you are people of Kabwata your MP needs to formulate some principles and be able to drive even when in shock. I could not drive my car! Trying to be relevant, but too late the job is for Edgar Lungu my friend.

  29. GBM WILL NEVER WALK ALONE, WE WILL SUPPORT HIM. PLEASE GBM FORM A PARTY WITHOUT WASTING ANY TIME AND THEN MERGE WITH THE SECOND BIGGEST OPPOSITION IN ZAMBIA AND YOU KNOW IT.

  30. I HAVE FOLLOWED EVENTS SURROUNDING THE RESIGNATION OF HON. GBM WITH KEEN INTEREST. HE ACTED MATURELY AND OUT OF PRINCIPLE. THE GUY BELONGS TO THE ROYAL FAMILY OF THE BEMBA SPEAKING PEOPLE. ACTUALLY FROM WHAT I KNOW GBM IS A PRINCE WHO UNDERTSNDS THAT HE WAS BORN TO DEFEND THE ROYAL ESTABLISHMENT FOR AS LONG AS IT WAS ACTING WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF BOTH TRADITION AND THE LAWS OF THE LAND. WHILE RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY WHEN ONE IS APPOINTED TO A POSITION OF CABINET MINISTER, I ALSO RECOGNISE THE ALLEGIENCE A PRINCE MUST HAVE TO THE ROYAL ESTEBLISHMENT. IN THE CASE AT HAND, THE PRESIDENT AS A PERSON HAS FAILED LAMENTEBLY TO PROVIDE A LOGICAL EXPLANATION AS TO WHY HENRY KANAYANTA SOSALA CANNOT BECOME THE MWINE LUBEMBA. GBM MADE A WISE DECISION.

  31. FAILURE OF THE PF GOVERNMENT WILL COME FROM THE FOLLOWING SOURCES:
    1. FAILURE TO HANDLE THE BAROTSE AGREEMENT STRATEGICALLY
    2. MEDDLING INTO THE ISSUES OF THE INSTALLATION OF THE MWINE LUBEMBA BY DEPLOYING A HEAVY POLICY BATALLION AT THE ROYAL GROUNDS OF THE CHITIMUKULU JUST FOR FEAR OF SOSALA BECOMING THE CHITIMUKULU.
    3. FAILURE BY THE PRESIDENT TO REPLACE HON. CHIKWANDA WITH A YOUNGER, MORE VIBRANT AND MOTIVATING MINISTER OF FINANCE.
    4. FAILURE BY THE PRESIDENT TO REPLACE JUSTICE MINISTER HON WYNTER KABIMBA AS JUSTICE MINISTER BECAUSE HE WORKS AGAINST PUBLIC GOOD DUE TO HIS PREOCCUPATION WITH SELF PRESERVATION.
    5. UNCHECKED EXCESSES OF THE FIRST LADY’S ACTIVITIES TO THE EXTENT THAT SHE HAS OVERSHADOWED THE ENTIRE MINISTRY OF HEALTH STAFF PUT TOGETHER.

  32. FELLOW ZAMBIANS,
    THE ACTION BY GBM, NO MATTER HOW AND WHEN WE WANT TO FACE REALITY, IS BUT THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. LET US LOOK FOR THAT ICEBERG. THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR SIMPLISTIC SENTIMENTS BUT A TIME FOR DEEP REFLECTION.

  33. Given Lubinda you are a big let down. At times its better to remain mute. Remember talking less is good manners. Now people are begining to think you are still begging for a position. Its good to be principled. You have let me down and hope I can meet you to discuss politics with you. If you remain strategic you could bounce back big time…but not by such meaningless statements. I still respect you as my big brother in any case and at any time and cost.

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