Athletics icon Samuel Matete has declined to be drawn into discussing threats from Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili to hand him a life for his involvement in the parallel ZAAA interim executive elected on Saturday at an unilateral annual general meeting in Lusaka.

Kambwili on Sunday warned Matete and his faction of life bans following their unilateral declaration as an interim committee on Saturday.

Matate was elected as interim ZAAA president during an AGM that went ahead even after they were barred from contesting the postponed December 27 elective ZAAA meeting and later won a court injuction contesting their ineligibility.

The former 400 meters hurdles World champion said will not react to Kambwili statement.

“I am aware of what the Sports Minister said in the news but we don’t want to start arguing with him. We respect him although we do not agree with what he said,” Matete said.

“We will respond once all the court issues have been concluded.”

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  1. HH IS DESPERATE AND HE KNOWS THAT BEATING EDGAR LUNGU IS A DREAM DEFERRED. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT GBM’s MAIN INTEREST IS HIS BUSINESS JUST LIKE YOU MENTIONED IT ALREADY.

    SO IF HALF OF THE MEMBERS IN UPND ARE THE REJECTED AND KNOWN CORRUPT EX PF MEMBERS,,,,,SO THEN UPND IS WORSE THAN PF.

    “SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I WILL TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE”

    If GBM thinks he owns the votes in kasama, then he is cheating himself. It is just him who will support HH and perhaps the wife if she has no right to secret ballot. Be warned GBM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2015 VOTE PF(EDGAR)

    I THANK YOU

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    • IWE ,ENDORSEMENT DOES NOT MEAN JOINING THE PARTY.DORA SILIYA ENDOSRESD EVL BUT REMAINS A MEMBER OF THE MMD.
      REASON FOR GBM ‘S ACTION IF I MAY COPY AND PASTE FOR YOU!

      To date, all those in the party structures at all levels who supported any other candidate other than HON. Edgar Lungu, including I as area Member of Parliament for Kasama Central, have been sidelined and relegated to the terraces. This is more so in the current presidential by election campaign activities. Yet these are the structures which won the party the 2011 elections and have continued to be the main stay of PF.This trend has not only been confined to the Northern Province but throughout the country.

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    • WRONG ARTICLE TO CoOMMENT ON. STICK TO THE TOPIC AT HAND? HOW CAN WE TRUST YOU AND YOUR CANDIDATE IF YOU CANT EVEN KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT? LOOKS lIKE YOU HAVE BEEN PAID POST CAMPAIGN MESSAGES.

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  2. Mr Katondo boys please this is the wrong thread for you to make your rubbish opinion. I am now made to believe that you are not normal but insane!

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  3. Now back to bussiness,
    I urge Samuel Matete to staay put.Come January 21st you will be confirmed ZAAA president and Athletics will be rejuvenated

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    • I agree Matete should be given the chance. We ve been hearing of the same people at ZAA for a very long time, imagine that even when Matete was busy with his carrier it was the same individuals. It s time for change the hour has come!!!!!

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  4. How is that bolting? Unless you means bolts the door shut for any further comments. Wise call Sam. Stand your ground.

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    • aPhiri my brother, as is the case on many occasions, you and I are on the same page. The headline of this article could use a little tweaking ka

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  5. How old was Kambwili when Matete was a 400 metres hurdles champion? I bet Kambwili can not jump over a log. Leave matete alone to revive athletes.

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    • Jumpig? He can’t even bend forward without ukunya amasushi. And how did the late King Cobra appoint the most unhealthy minister to represent youth and sport? I bet Inonge Wina can bolt faster than Chimbwili.

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    • I bet this Kambwili chap needs a boost to climb into his bed. Hauling that gargantuan head about, it turns out it’s almost empty.

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  6. Dont worry, PF governs with confusion. Wherever Kambwili goes there is confusion. He insulted investors when he was labor minister and Sata had to move him to sports ministry warning him to follow procedures. He recently caused chaos at UNZA over the Commonwealth building. He is now at it again in ZAAA. That’s typical of a kaponya minister which is partly the characteristics of the entire PF leadership. I agree with the late Sata when he stated that all his ministers are useless. How can the same ministers continue governing after January 20th 2015?

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    • Unfortunately they will continue even after 20th January 2015. Their tenure will only end in 2016. But you are right, imbwili shonse epo shapela tashafikapo mukutontonkanya.

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  7. Kambwili is one hell of a clown. This is a guy who stands as PF their so-called convention, then withdraws and calls both conventions a sham. Then he quickly joins drunken Lungu’s team and goes to north western province where he says the same Lungu is not sellable. In the meanwhile he issues threats to Zambia’s most celebrated athlete. The fat guy should slow down otherwise he will soon have a nervous breakdown.

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  8. Kambwili is one hell of a clown. This is a guy who stands as PF Presidential candidate at their so-called convention, then withdraws and calls both conventions a sham. Then he quickly joins drunken Lungu’s team and goes to north western province where he says the same Lungu is not sellable. In the meanwhile he issues threats to Zambia’s most celebrated athlete. The fat guy should slow down otherwise he will soon have a nervous breakdown.

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  9. Kambwili is a disappointment ,firstly the AGM that elected Matete as interim ZAAA president was called by Mpondela and group meaning Matete did not take those delegates to mulungushi. The best he should have done was to wait for the due process of the courts before saying anything. How does he go on national television and show his support for Mpondela when he knows that Mpodelas tenure expired? No wonder he could not make it as PF president

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  10. pf should also be burned for life because of holding unilateral elections by show of hands when choosing Lungu Chakolwa Crate

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  11. Ba Katondo boys u are out of context. Discuss Kambwili / Matete disagreements on zaaa leadership. But hh akucitani kuyipa such that you have lost direction and you don’t sleep. This is your confession that you have been dislodged from your stronghold.
    This platform will not help change your grief. May be chief of grief. Go out into the field and plead with electorates.
    Tell ba pf to reduce m/meal, fuel, transport prices, school fees, lift wage freeze and stop lying. These are practical things that need a pragmatic leader. You are in power and keep on promising things as if u a in opposition. Just campaign by doing.
    You have become the opposition before 20/01/2015. Plse ba PaFu you are in power campaign by doing not promises, that is conceeding failure. Why sink your boat so soon?

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