Dr Peter Machungwa, Mrs Elizabeth Chitika, Dr Nevers Mumba and Mr Mwansa Mbulakulima at the main area at the Umutomboko ceremony
Dr Peter Machungwa, Mrs Elizabeth Chitika, Dr Nevers Mumba and Mr Mwansa Mbulakulima at the main area at the Umutomboko ceremony

Opposition Movement Multiparty Democracy-MMD National Treasurer Elizabeth Chitika says she is not a tribalist as portrayed by her critics.

In a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today Ms. Chitika said she has been a politician for many years and served as a Member of Parliament for ten years and no tribal element has ever been unearthed on her.

Ms. Chitikia said she strongly believes that supporting some one based on tribe is not right but rather what they can bring to the table for the betterment of the nation.

She alleges that there is an aggressive campaign in Southern Province urging people not to vote for a Bemba in the upcoming Presidential elections because they have ruled before.

Ms. Chitika alleges that all campaign posters for non-Tonga Presidential candidates including those for the ruling party are being pulled down in Southern province.

She said her statement in Kasama was a reaction to what her counterparts in the United Party for National Development (UPND) are doing.

Ms. Chitika has appealed to the UPND not to be quick to condemn others as they are the biggest culprits pushing the tribal agenda in their villages.

Meanwhile Ms. Chitika has maintained that she is not ashamed to have said the remarks in reaction to what is going on.

She has since challenged the UPND to tell Zambians why they do not take the media and cameras when they are campaigning in the villages in Southern Province.

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124 COMMENTS

    • She has said the truth . The other observatiion is that most tongas are very imotional , . When you touch one they all mourn.
      Let us commend the liberated tongas like Munkombwe. Madyenkuku. Hapunda. These and many others are great sons of Africa

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    • Well said Madam. HH is the biggest tribalist. His financiers are getting desperate since the PF and MMD joined hands. Royalty on Mopani and KCM will remain at 8% while for surface royalty rate will be brought down to 14%. PF government is a caring government and will make it a win-win for investors, Zambian workers and public at large. Hon. Lungu will be swore in as 6th President of the republic of Zambia.

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    • But Madam Chitika, balingile bakamicheteko bwino! Your reasoning is flawed. You as a leader should always strive to unify this country.It is your responsibility, at every occasion to unite people. At the same rally, you went personal on Mutati and Nalumango but these are big people that will not waste their breath reacting to your mediocrity. grow up ba Chitika

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    • FACTS: UPND = TONGA Party
      PROOF: UPND is 90% Tonga

      PF = All Tribes Party (Including a few Tongas)
      PROOF: Munkombwe, Hapunda

      MMD = All Tribes Party (Included a few Tongas in the past)
      PROOF: VJ

      UPND = Tonga Presidency
      PROOF: SAKWIBA is not Tonga

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    • Iwe chi kalonga ,remember the katuba by elections ,the memories are still fresh HH himself is the biggest culprite he went on to say people of katuba should not vote for PF candidate because he does not hail from katuba,so i see no reason u tonga guys u should attack elizabeth for telling the truth.

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    • @kalonga you are indeed a true representation of the UPND mindset to insult this wise woman who has only echoed what the rest of Zambians know…

      Ive said it before the only people that attend UPND rallies and will vote for UPND are Tongas with only a handful from other tribes..even the !diots that post insults against ECL are 99% Tongas we know this but what some of them are doing is indeed bad for Zambia, I voted for Mazoka way back in 2001 because Mazoka despite being Tonga was a man of the people as is Edgar C. Lungu not this hopeless plunderer by the name of Halenya Halenya, come 20 Jan the results will be embarrassing for HH mark my words.. as my Eastern brethren say “it cant never” for HH..

      ***VIVA EDGAR LUNGU 2015***

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    • Small brains always turn to tribal tug. Elizabeth Chitika has no mental capacity to debate with HH on real social and economic issues HH is proposing so (as usual) she pulls out the easiest thing for her brains, tribalism.

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    • Let people campaign on the merit & leadership quality of their candidates. I have found people who use tribal remarks to gun support as failures who want to hide their deficiencies by going tribal. Please for once we have one country to development, one people whose sufferings should be adressed & we are one people. Only God knows why others were born Luvale, Kaonde, Lozi, Ngoni, Bemba, Lunda, Namwanga, Ila, Nkoya, Sala, Soli etc no one chose to be which tribe. Let us choose a leader on quality & capability then Zambia will be a better place for all Zambians. Failures who want to use tribe to get sympathy should be ignored at all cost. otherwise, one Zambia one Nation!

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    • I would encourage all bloggers to avoid abusive language & farther advice madam Chitika to apologize otherwise, she is acting as an agent of division & destruction. United Zambia the way forward!

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    • Calling a spade a spade is no crime bro. That is exactly what UNDP is all about, you don’t need to do some research. Tongas are like that, tumizibani aisha!

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    • @ Mashonaland the acronym UNDP = United Nations Development Programme and has nothing to do with mediocre politicking in Zambia

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    • MILES SAMPA SAYS HE HAS JOINED THE EDGAR LUNGU TEAM
      Matero Member of Parliament, presidential aspirant and Commerce Deputy Minister Miles Bwalya Emmanuel Sampa has said the PF will only win if they are a united team.
      Speaking on Itezhi Itezhi Radio on Tuesday, Sampa said he had joined the Edgar Lungu campaign.

      THE LUNGU SUBMARINE IS NOW UNSTOPPABLE

      2015 VOTE PF(EDGAR)

      I THANK YOU….

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    • Fellow bloggers, why shall we vote for HH, who as per his own admission is a SDA? Why shall we vote for a member of an SDA church, the followers of which refuse to celebrate Christmas, Easter and any other festival associated with Christianity?

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    • This is true signs of a party with no messages to share with the people of Zambia. Northerners and Southerners are not enemies at all, hence your remarks are just desperate attempts bring down UPND. Just inform the voters what MMD will do differently this time around ba mama E. Chitika. Tribal remarks won’t win you elections.

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    • Don’t condemn her as not being normal because even UPND president himself HH is the biggest culprit when it comes to tribal issues. Do you think HH can be president of Zambia by winning only in Southern Province. The Mr or Mrs Chosen one it’s you who is not normal. Wake up and start thinking. Wait for 20th January, you will see how your HH will be walloped. Tribalist!!

      Well-done Elizabeth for bringing such activities to light. PF are fielding Edgar Lungu who is not Bemba, but he has been accepted in the Bemba land.

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    • It is unfortunate that tonga for many years have been labelled tribalists. This is the tag UPND is being forced to carry.
      PF isn’t only full of bembas, even nepotism flows thru’ the party and no one calls them either tribal or nepotistic.
      Ms. Chitika you are a northener and thus you are blind to tribalism within your boundaries but now that a non – bemba has tremendous support your eyes are open to the same thing that you are blind to.

      HH’s pics have been taken down or sprayed on in Lusaka Province. So why make a FUSS when the same thing happens in Southern Province. The only reason is that you yourself are TRIBAL.

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    • Tribalism is part of the upnd genetic makeup and cant be separated.

      we just cant entrust our beloved nation into the hands of these rascals

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    • The most tribalist party in Zambia is PF. They hide under a tribal card calling others as tribalist and yet they are the most tribalist. Just look at their cabinet, it’s either bemba or eastern. Thank Heavens their chief tribalist Ngoshe is gone. Now current PF drunkard president buys Rupiah and the all eastern province MP’s in what they call Wako ni Wako, a for