Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe (right) dresses the newly elected mayor for Livingstone Milford Maambo (left) during the installation of the mayor and deputy mayor in the tourist capital
FILE: Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe (right) dresses the newly elected mayor for Livingstone Milford Maambo (left) during the installation of the mayor and deputy mayor in the tourist
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United Party for National Development (UPND) has disassociated itself from tribal comments made at the Choma rally yesterday by Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe.

In a statement released to the media and signed by Campaign Manager Dipak Patel, UPND said that any appeal made by Mr Munkombwe on a rally addressed by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema that people should vote on tribal lines is rejected by the party.

The party further said that the foundation of its message has been one of national unity, inclusiveness and equality.

Below is the full statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OFFICIAL STATEMENT
14 January 2015

We wish to disassociate ourselves completely from comments made at the Choma rally yesterday by PF Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe.

Any appeal he made to voters based on tribe is rejected by our campaign completely. The foundation of our message has always been one of national unity, inclusiveness and equality. This is without exception.

We also stand in direct opposition to past remarks of Mr Munkonbwe who has been reported as saying “politicians go into government to eat”. This is in direct contrast to our position.

Indeed, the selfishness and poor quality leadership of politicians in the past is what has held Zambia back from reaching its potential, it is the reason why our people remain in poverty even though there is so much natural wealth within our borders.

We are encouraging Zambians to vote for Mr Hichilema because of his desire to serve all Zambians, his track record as an economic manager and successful farmer, his Christian values and his opposition to tribal and panga politics.

Dipak Patel
UPND Campaign Manager

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226 COMMENTS

    • Mushota, no doubt Mukombwe is a political legend. He is the only politician who has served in the cabinet of every political party that has ever ruled Zambia. No one can match his record.

      No doubt he is a legend..

      And I can assure you , you have not seen or heard the last of him

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    • Trying to do damage control now? Too late Dipak, damage has already been done! There is no smoke without fire!

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    • Well said Mushota (I never thought I would ever see you in this light)…tribal, eating and panga politics must be done with in Zambia…though I think Dipak is here to eat! Watch your back HH!!

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    • BREAKING NEWS:::::::
      WE TOLD YOU THAT RB IS THE PF PRESIDENT AND THAT ALL PIPO VOTING FOR PF ARE VOTING FOR RB NEW PF PRESIDENT .
      BRACE FOR IT THATS WHY PF NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT AT ALL COSTS.
      HOW CAN A USELESS WARTHOG JEAN KAPATA SAY RB WILL BE VP SHADOW CABINET YABA SATA MUST BE FUMING IN HIS GRAVE,NO WONDER DORA ,MUHABI ARE VERY HAPPY AND MULUSA KNOW THEIR POSITIONS.
      JEAN STARTED SINGING PRAISES FOR RB AS SHE KNOWS THAT LUNGU NO SAY.
      FEEL SORRY FOR MULONGOTI,CHITALA,FR BWALYA,NSANDA,KAMBWILI,LUO,SAMPA ,KALABA,LUBINDA,YAMFWA,YALUMA ,MWAMBA,HAPUNDA,MUKWITA YEBOYEBO.
      ITS FLIGHT HHHHHHHHHHHHHH
      RB HAS NEVER LOVED PF AT ALL ,ANDREW KNOWS HIS FATHER WELL THE MAN IS THERE FOR SELFINESS .
      SAKWIBA SIKOTA IS BEHIND ALL THIS PROMISED DPP .
      LWENU WE HAVE WARNED YOU .RB…

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    • UPND supporters never cease to amaze me…….yesterday PF bloggers highlighted Munkombwe’s tribal remarks and all sorts of insults were heaped on them. Today Dipack denounces the tribal remarks,they rush to praise him,what do you stand for kanshi?…..chachine yours is the UP n Down party. Vote PF.

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    • I wish HH would have been swift and definitive to disassociate himself from the “only a tonga can lead upnd” statement. The statement gave him some political power base but found himself in a quandary as he could not extrapolate that filthy behavior at national level

      He has chosen to be quiet over it to this day hoping the tribal remark he warmly embraced would die a natural death. NO NO own up… be a man and apologize to the nation

      Mumkombwe is a seasoned politician and he understands the language thats welcomed in upnd……the tribal, regional and bantustan political language topped with violence.

      Thank you for the heads up Mumkombwe

      I am sure the mumkombwe tribal remark would have not been repudiated if the elections were not been held next week.

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    • There are alot of undisciplined characters in UPND; On this campaign trail, all the UPND campaigners have issued one inflammatory statement or another. Mwanawasa and her failed state rant followed by the ‘If HH was not Tonga….’ Milupi and his ‘other tribes should unite..’ Banda and his ‘Mazda and Minibus..’ that silly chap with ultimatum to the defense chiefs, Masebo and ‘people are tired of sick presidents..”Chonwe is no go area for PF..’ GBM, well everything he says, Lifwekelo and Banda; the anti rigging drama. Mr HH, well I will spare him as I am too dull for him! In short, Hon. Munkombwe is just following a well trodden path and he is unfortunate in being singled out. In years to come students of politics will write award winning dissertations on how this election was…

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    • Mr. Daniel Munkombwe speaks his mind.
      The UPND said Edgar Lungu should have known what Bishop chomba was going to say at a rally in Kabwe and have since sued Edgar Lungu for it. How then can they say Daniel Munkombwe said what he did without the blessing of the party?
      To me this is the official position of the UPND and it will cost them thousands of votes after only gaining one vote from Mr.Daniel Munkombwe.
      To you UPND supporters you said the PF are disorganised for saying that they did not know what the bishop was going to say at a rally, what are you saying now about UPND?

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    • @Mei Matungu No, I have not kept a record, I have a working memory capable of holding transient and already stored information; try using yours if you have not developed selective amnesia.

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    • TOO MUCH TOO SOON! This gentleman has been a bundle of trouble whither-so-ever he has been. He is definitely a square peg in a round hole in UPND. What a perfect fit he was in PF!

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    • “Don’t worry my son,” Mwango said. “I worry more about you my children than myself. I’ve lived on earth long enough. It’s your turn now. The future is in your hands.”

      “No, dad, my future is in your hands. Just as you’ve paved my past years, you can do it again this January.”

      “What do you mean?”

      “You should go in the voting booth and vote for me,” Chileshe said.

      “I still don’t understand. You are not standing for anything.”

      “I am. One of the candidates on the ballot paper is me. I’m the one with a vision. If you see a Lungu in me, vote for me not because I belong to Sata’s party, and wish to carry his legacy and vision, but because I have my own vision. If I don’t, don’t. If you see a Hichilema in me, don’t vote for me because I am Tonga. Vote for me because I have a vision…

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    • WAY TOO LATE TO START DISASSOCIATING YOURSELVES FROM TRIBALISM. IF THAT’S THE CASE THEN IN THAT CASE REPLACE HH WITH A NON TRIBAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. THIS IS WHEN WE GONNA TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY IN THE CONTEXT OF BEING NON TRIBAL. HOWEVER, SUGAR-COATING WILL NOT TAKE YOU ANYWHERE. PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN
      EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU FOR PRESIDENCY.

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    • He is playing the devil to say such staff at UPND rally. That is how he doe it, to destroy UPND. It is intentional

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    • Mushota,
      This is how many in UPND think. I disagree that a single party should look only to a particular tribe. Even how HH became the leader is of UPND is questionable. UPND has never gone to general conference. In short NO one has challenged HH as party president. This is not different from Morgan Changwirari in Zimbabwe. This is how UPND will end up like. Sikwaba Sikota, was unceremoniously booted out.

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    • Dipark trying really hard to rebrand HH but the truth on the ground shocks him. That is UPND for you Patelo. Tribal party not even you can that away from them.

      ONLY A TONGA CAN LEAD UPND

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    • -This is a brilliant chess move by PF and smacks of Emmanuel Mwambas very strategic thinking.
      -First Munkombwe claims he is being marginalized.
      -Then he appears at a UPND rally like the Trojan horse, a gift from PF.
      – Finally he makes a statement on regionalism, when UPND has more issues to talk about than they can cover. Why did he not talk the unpaid farmers all over the country, why not talk about nurses who would not have reinstated if HH was not a threat. Why not talk about lack of respect for elders like him as well as our Chief Chanda Sosala who was frog matched by Edgar lungs out of the palace.
      -why not talk about the new districts created by PF that have no workers.
      – why not talk about students who can’t pay for exam fees and whose parents can’t afford to take them to…

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    • Continued.
      Sorry to say this , if stupid UPND campaign managers can’t see that PF would rather we have arguments about region and tribe than about PFs poor management record then they are too stupid to win.

      I am not Tonga and I am not even UPND. I think HH is a far much better candidate than Edgar Lungu . But UPND should know that this is a numbers game not an exam. PF have learnt from Sata Politician extra ordinary. He lied about Barotse Agreement , he lied about constitution , he lied about more money in people’s pockets. So it is so damn stupid that with all that material all you can say at a rally is that this region should be next instead of that one. You are playing right into PFs hands.

      Nafulwa imwe by UPND. Clean up your act. Taba kamipele ichitulo. You have to fight…

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  1. That’s a good example that the UPND has shown to the nation. RB and Dollar have been campaigning on tribal lines in Eastern province and yet PF is happy about that. UPND is thus the only honest party that deeply cares for the values of this nation. Well articulated Dipak, dont forget us when you form govt.

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    • Iwe PAUL ERDOS,DO YOU THINK WE HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT HH SAID WHEN HE REFUSED TO BE DEPUTY TO SATA WHEN KK CALLED THEM?HE SAID “UPND IS ME AND IAM UPND,I WILL BE THE LAST TONGA STANDING”HH emphasised beeing a “TONGA” and we all know how he became UPND president,it was because he is tonga.Daniel Munkombwe is just aping what HH thinks and he should not be blamed.This statement from Dipak is just a house keeping statement.The truth is what Daniel Munkombwe has said.This is HH’s and UPND’s policy.How many UPND MPS are not tongas or are not from the bantu botatwe tribes?Everybody knows that UPND is for tongas.Mwanya tamwaitambe bwino!This time the power goes to the wise men in the east!VIVA EL,VIVA PF!!

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    • I agree with you totally. This should have been what UPND should have been doing hours before HH was voted into power. Thanks Dipak for coming to UPND.

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    • @Paul Erdos
      People like you and all those turning a blind eye to the fact that Daniel Munkombwe is a PF Minister have very detrimental selective amnesia – Simply put – dull!
      If people dont politically prostitute at the last minute to protect there bellies then you are less likely to get such damaging political statements.
      How does HH and the UPND look after publicly “embracing” Daniel Munkombwe only yesterday and then today they are distancing themselves from their “new found” favourite.
      The key here is stop this Political Prostitution and do not vote for parties that accept such last minute movements.

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    • I’ll NEVER refer to UPND as a Batustan Party. It is not. But the truth of the matter is that the foundation, the strength and weakness of UPND is that it’s a Tonga Party. Many have wondered why UPND seems to be the only squabble-free ‘group-think’ Party in Zambia? Well, because in UPND, HH is the paramount Tonga chief and nobody dares challenge him. If you challenge him, you’re a traitor against Tonga’s quest to achieve hegemony over the rest of the people in Zambia.
      Dipark is sincere, has always been. But he’s naive about the Tonga psychic. Tongas love no one else other than fellow Tongas.
      Talking about Munkombwe, He said what he knows and believes in. He was not different in the past either – in MMD, PF or UPND. He’s Tonga.
      RB, Dora, Muhabi, Mpezeni are not of the same tribe…

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    • A well meaningful Zambian should condemn the statement made by Daniel Munkombwe. Tribal politics should be a thing of the past. Remember Rwanda plunged into tribal conflict which later engulfed the whole region resulting into millions of deaths. Please let us embrace the one Zambia one nation which Dr Kaunda brought. I know and am privy the fact that Tongas are assumed to be people who wallow in tribalism which we must not allow.Let us have a situation where voting should be done on issues facing the nation not tribe.

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    • Send this “politics of the belly” M0R0N to the dustbin! He has eaten more than his fair share of Zambian taxpayers money.

      Well done UPND!

      You have my vote!

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    • PF cadres, have you heard that RB is welcome to be Edgar Lungu’s veep, and what is your take?

      If Lungu wins RB will be veep but come 2016 Lungu will not stand but RB for some reasons to be invented later.

      Poor Sata, he should be tossing forcefully at Embassy Park that his personal to holder party that clashed RB tooth and nail is to be led by RB. This is the most stupid thing that has happened in PF and only a stupid PF cadre can support this poppycock.

      I like the way Jean Kapata openly put it that Rupiya is welcome to be veep in the shadow cabinet. Kapata knows that Lungu has no balls to say no because RB is funding his campaigns.

      The MMD guys are back and you can see how the D-Ass Dora, Malusa and others are suddenly blooming and glowing with life. They know that they…

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    • Munkombwe is a plant from PF. Have you noticed that every Southerner who made these election losing claims has eventually moved back to PF. this is an election scheme by PF meant to shift people’s focus away from the failures of PF to regional politics. UPND should not fall for these devisive tricks

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  2. Very good MR DP if something is bad dinounce it there and then. That was his personal opinoin and it has no blessing frm the UPND.

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    • have completely hijacked PF.

      Edgar Lungu has betrayed Sata and PF and surely you need to be a fool to be proud of what Lungu has done to the party.

      Unfortunately, PF cadres are too dull, stupid and unintelligent to see that PF has been auctioned to RB.

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    • I hope you say the same thing about Bishop Chomba! PF apologized but UPND still took it to court! They say if you have a child, don’t sue your neighbour if his child breaks your cup today. Lelo cili pa munzako mailo cili pa iwe! Typical of Tongas – always unforgiving. By the way, has there been a renowned Tonga who has endorsed EL? But check the most hated RB has his son endorsing HH. I look forward to a close relative to HH endorsing EL. What a Tonga uproar that shall be!

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  3. Statement coming rather too late and not strong.

    All you needed to do was to repudiate his endorsement there and then (at the same event) and not after people have complained.

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  4. What do you expect… At least my mbuyas are a largest ethnic tribe in Zambia… And they will give us that vital vote!!

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    • NDI MUBEMBA FROM MALOLE YALUMA’S CONSTITUENCY BUT NDE VOTELA PALI HH NABANTU BANDI BONSE NAKU KASAMA CENTRAL NA LUKASHYA SO COUNT BEMBAS OUT IWE TEMBO WAINYELAWILA FYE .
      RB PRESIDENT OF PF
      AUCTIONED BY LUNGU
      BOUGHT BY RB MR SELFISH MANNER.
      AGENDA!!
      GET RID OF ALL PF USELESS MINISTERS ,MPS,KILLERS/JOBSEEKERS AND ENDORSEMENTS FROM MULONGOTI,KOPULANDE,CHITALA AND BRING ON BOARD RB’S PIPO LIKE DORA,MUHABI,VINCENT MWALE THIS ***** WHO PRETENDS TO BE CLEVER ALAS THE GUY IS USELESS/CORRUPT.
      FEEL SORRY FOR PF PIPO
      VERY EASY FOR LUNGU TO GET RID OF

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    • Your failures in Government will make you fail not all your Mbuya are as shallow, their farmers have not been paid and their children can’t go to school , their sisters fired and you have imprisoned their chief. If you are Mbuyas that I would not like to be your enemy

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    • At least UPND does not believe in Tribal dominance,this what we call modern politics.shame to PF who are happy with rupiah banda’stribal remarks.This will cost PF heavily.VIVA Zambia United now I feal safe in UPND.Here in Kitwe we shall give you votes .we need real development .

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    • @8 Chief Cadre

      NO DP IS NOT TONGA. HE IS CLEARLY A NATURALISED ASIAN FROM ASIAN IMMIGRANT PARENTS. If he was born in that region, then he can say born in that region. Unless one of his parents is INDEGENIOUS black Zambian.

      ONLY INDEGENIOUS Zambians can belong to a Zambian tribe.

      DP is obviously a naturalised Zambian from India or Pakistan. Please correct with polite language!

      When Mushota Natralises to UK citizenship she will NOT BELONG TO ANY OF THE Scottish Clans (Tribes) unless she has children WITH her Scottish husband AND thus conferring the INDEGENIOUS husbands Clan (Tribes), ONTO THE CHILDREN, only.

      CAPISH?

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  5. Thank you. The earlier the better! But what do you say about Maureen Mwanawasa’s statement “HH could have been President a long time ago had it not been for the tribe”? What do you say about Charles Milupi’s campaign message to NW Province that Southern,Western and North Western Provinces should unite to rule the country? And please urge your online media and supporters alike to desist from insults against other tribes as it hurts UPND’s prospects to be seen as a broad based national party!Tell them that they cannot insults other tribes and support HH and UPND as tribal hatred and insults are not synonymous with your Party and its Leadership- otherwise people’s perception about your party will not change!!

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    • The statement by Maureen mwanawasa does not in any way promote tribalism,infact its against bemba tribalism which has stoped HH to be recognized as a better candidate than most of these who are standing.It tries to incourage Bembas to vote for HH and that HH means well is not a danger to the bembas and other tribes.

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  6. Chance spoiled at the last minute all because of desperation. Munkombwe has declared that only Tongas can lead UPND and contest for the republican presidence and he sealed it all by declaring that it is now time for a Tonga to rule. Sad!!!!! Any way you will see the damage he has done to Hichilema on 20th January. Tribalism in UPND is their biggest obstacle.

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  7. Bembas are underrating the influence of bantu-botatwe we are not a small tribe that you can simply bulldoze we exist in large numbers just come down we work together if you provoke us surely Zambia cannot exist, if we led the fight for independence against colonial Masters who are you to stop us from taking YOU out of bantu-botatwe(Livingistone to kabwe) land you are becoming thorns in our own land you have Luapula and Northern province where you can run to us this our only land. If you want to ignore us do it at your own peril

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    • Now Lungu is Bemba to you? Lungu akamisepa. By lunch time the election will be all over. Never campaign thinking the ruling party is lagging behind. UPND will embarrassed!

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    • I think you Poor TRibe you are a fool.
      I dont like your evil writings. Please if you dont have something to say, shut up. Uli chipuba sana!
      Go a way with your tribo words, and your chi Tonga party foolish man!

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    • And how does the Bembas have to do with your “uncle” Munkombwe’s TRIBAL FARTS? OMG, I forgot; it is the silly season when the disease called !D1OTIC is at its peak in Zambia.

      Why is it that every time a lunatic tribalist blabbers some tribal [email protected], losers like you @poor… want to always bring Bembas into the conversation? Is it out of some sort of INFERIORITY COMPLEX or the PHOBIA towards Bembas? Really, what have Bembas done to you people to hate them so much? If you are the KINGMAKERS then why spend so much time worrying and discussing other ethnic groups?

      @Poor tribe, if you believe the garbage you just smeared on this blog then I am really scared for children if you have any. But if it is due to a low IQ, then you are excused. God help us, where is this country headed?

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    • Poor tribe
      Your name is enough. You are poor even in your thinking. This is 2015 bwana stop your evil thinking of blood shed to rule. You will not drive anyone out of anywhere. Get a life.

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    • What are you trying to articulate mabala iwe!?? Lunch has never been bemba. All we are telling you is that… The bemba vote will see one Lungu over the line…
      In our mbuyas, we trust!!

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    • I am not bemba but I think it is very easy to interact with bembas than tongas. Tongas try to employ tribalism in every sphere of life. try to enquire from those who have interacted and worked with these people.

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    • Am very disappointed with your tribal remarks,I would appreciate if LT could sensor some of these statements.Edgar Lungu is not Bemba despite receiving the support.This is the more reason why it will take time for Tonga’s to rule because of the primitive mentality .I would appreciate if you reserved your statement otherwise watch out.

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    • What is this you? Nothing can happen. You yourselves have decided to isolate yourselves. just change the image of UPND and viola, your will be in state house

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    • There is no actual winner in war .There is no tribe that is or should be superior to another.Thinking you can eliminate any tribe is foolishness. We as a nation should embrace each other.So you tribalists come down and start using you heads for once.I don’t care which tribe you belong.

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  8. I thought it should come from the UPND leadership??? What about that? Maybe let me also add on. On behalf of the UPND supporters, let me advise my fellow zambians that the statement by Mr Danny Munkombwe doesnt have the blesssing of the UPND as a party. I urge you all to ignore it. It is his personal opinion.

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    • (poor tribe) control yourself we all need each other and (ble) you stated very well but you have gone astray by insulting the Tongas which is also bad.UPND is not a party for the Tongas.It has a National character.two wrongs to correct a thing.zambians lets stop being petty lets talk about issues that bring butter and bread.VIVA HH VIVA ZAMBIA UNITED.

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  9. Given the noise UPND made when Dora and RB endorsed Edgar Lungu, they should not even have given Munkombwe space to speak at their rally in Choma. Why are politicians so hypocritical?

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    • IF EDGAR /RB WERE PITTED AGAINST ICHISUSHI CAN VOTE FOR ICHISUSHI NANGU CANUNKA SHANI EVEN IF CANT SEE IT CAN HAVE SMELLY AIR RULING ME THAN THESE TWO FOOLISH ,STUPID PIPO.
      LUNGU KWENA SWAY YOU PIPO LOOKS HUMBLE ASK PSYCHOLOGISTS OR ANY SHARP PERSON ABOUT LUNGUS FAKE APPEARANCE OF A DRUNKARD KABI KA LUNGU SAME NACI RUPIAH VERY BAD BAD BAD PIPO.

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    • Why all this hysteria? Vote for a frog surely instead of a human being? When are we going to start using our brains to identify who can lead this country to greater heights?

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  10. @7 Chief Cadre, agreed 100%. The real tongas, myself included, are probably happy with that statement, and likely they do not agree with Dipak a non-tonga. Otherwise why did HH or his henchmen not repudiate the statement or at least clarify right there on the podium? Do you need time to analyse such an obvious statement?
    Carry old man, male chicken, we are behind you but just that we cannot come out in the open to support you. As you know, we have the Mutatis, the Mucheleka’s, the GMBs etc whom we cannot afford to offend at this critical stage in the campaign. But rest assured that when we win next week, you will be reappointed provincial minister in Choma, or if not, presidential advisor once we get rid of Bill from eastern.

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    • @Chief tribalist you are not Tonga but Bemba hardliner bent to decampaign UPND.So may dear that simple trick wont work.Iam Lamba but will vote HH.

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  11. Too late too little. Now we know that even the inclusion of Mutati is just to hood wink people that the leopard has changed spots. That is the good thing about Uncle Munkombwe: He calls a spade a spade

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  12. But why is the party leadership quiet? It takes Dipak who is not a Tonga to denounce it. Wait for January 20th you will cry and Munkombwe will just be resting at the farm after being fired.

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  13. When we say UPND is of Tonga, you pipo do not like. But see it NOW what the Tonga has said! Wapya munzi!
    Many many times have tried to join this Tonga party, all i see this evil words in them.
    Thanks to Mr Munkombwe, you are really showing the real colour this UPND.

    It is very true that no top position can be given to any one who is not from Southern Province, and not Tonga.

    To all fellow youths watch out with this Party, It may come and plant a seed of division in sweet Zambia.

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  14. Munkombwe and the other MMD MPs have been planted to destabilize UPND. The gullible HH did not read between the lines

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  15. Hate it or love it, Munkombwe has nailed it! Every Tonga only votes for HH because he is Tonga. Look, January 20 will not be a bright day. This could really spell the damnation of the HH led UPND. Edgar Lungu will pull through. For all the support that PF could have lost in the country, it has replaced that in Eastern Province. Lungu could hit 1,000,000 votes.

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    • Banda and Dora Siliya also did the in chipata why should it a big deal with UPND by the way Munkombwe is not part of UPND but PF.So PF should do what UPND did to tell Banda and Dora to retract the statement.

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    • @ 20 Lord Voldemort (The Dark Lord)

      It’s too late for such alarming and wild predictions. I certainly don’t see EL pulling it that well in the East. God willing, he will have his turn in 2032. For now, the die is indeed cast. The taste of the pudding is going to be in the eating.

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  16. Guys lets not fool ourselves. Tribalism, just like racism, will never die. Lets just live with it.

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  17. Guys lets not f.o.o.l ourselves. Tribalism, just like racism, will never die. Lets just live with it.

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  18. Fwebo ni ba pf forever as for upnd(unrealistic promises for no development) maybe if you stop hidden violence and stop insults we can vote for you in 2049 kikikikikikikikikikikikikiki!!!!!!!

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  19. Whoever can believe such a finished old man is not serious.

    Munkombwe is just useless, neither does his view represent Southern Province.

    Just forgive him.

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    • And what do you then say about what Maureen said yesterday regarding tribe? Look, this is what UPND is and you cant blame people when they remind you of your own pronouncements.

      For example, all the 28 MPs in UPND are Tongas and from Southern Province, so do some serious leadership introspection if at all you dream of ever stepping foot in State House probably a century from now.

      Viva Edgar Lungu

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    • True, this can NOT represent the entire SP or all the people of Tonga descent. But the biggest problem UPND has is that its leaders are slow, sometimes NEVER even bother, to condemn such things coming from their camp. I don’t know if they do realize how damaging this sort of talk has done to the image of UPND. Or maybe they simply don’t care!

      To always say others do the same thing and never get condemned is really the height of irresponsibility. It is like going to fetch drinking water from a poisoned well just because others did so and all they got was severe diarrhea. Go figure!

      TRIBALISM IS A POISONED WELL AND THOSE WHO DRINK FROM IT ARE BOUND TO DESTROY THEMSELVES AS WELL.

      Nowadays, it sad to see how politicians seem to have thrown caution to wind on this issues!

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  20. Dipak, we are sorry to to disappoint you. It is too late.The message has already been put across. Upnd is for Tonga’s and it is time to tell Munkombwe that Zambia is for Zambians and not Tonga’s alone. We will show you in the booth. May GOD bless Zambians and guide them through.

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  21. The statement by Dipak is just a coating on a rotten cake. This tribal thing is engraved and deep in UPND such that it will take a century to erase. Munkombwe is a senior of this country and knows very well what is talking about. He is just reaffirming the infamous saying “UPND IS FOR TONGAS ONLY” because this what they talk about day in day out.

    Sorry, we are voting for PF which has clearly shown that it is for all Zambians right from its inception.

    Viva Edgar Lungu

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  22. Mr. Munkombwe is a very valuable liability to UPND. He just needs to be micro-managed, begin by putting a bridle on his mouth.

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    • @ 29 Wantanshi

      You remind me of PF and one among, whose unbridled tongue used to keep them on their toes, like does a cross-eyed javelin thrower.

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  23. Old Uncle Daniel….who let him speak kanshi? HH should NOT embress this man, he is a destroyer, we all know him. He killed the PF in Southern Province. Anyways genuine UPND know him and just out of respect for him otherwise he should have been airlifted from that rally. He is respected because his name is synonymous with the town, the only one who has served as MP more than 2 terms continuously, the rest are 1 term mps.

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  24. What did UNPD say when Bishop Chomba said HH is a satanist at a PF rally? Can we all now conclude that HH and his GS asked Munkombwe to utter those words?

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  25. Zambia truly needs saving. Politics aside, this TRIBALISM thingy is a ticking time bomb…and these elections couldnt have come at a worser time. Zambia needs a leader who is going to promote unity and oneness. I dont know how Kaunda did it, be we desperately need to revert back to such, before this ‘Tribal’ thing, makes us lose the core values of our very own existence ( the ability to co-exist).
    I dont care whether EL or HH wins next week, but all I care about is the fact that, we continue co-existing as ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION. No one stands to gain from these tribal thingys. We only have one country, ladies and gentlemen. I dont want to wake up one day, to a country where tribe is a crime….NO ONE CHOOSES TO BE BORN IN A PARTICULAR TRIBE.
    Lets condemn Munkombwe and what he stands…

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    • The problem is with the smaller tribes like tonga with negative complex. Edgar Lungu is Nsenga from Eastern Province but Bembas are the king makers hence the day tonga s will accept to work with Bembas they will have a state President.

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  26. When Mazoka died (mhsrip) Tongas made it clear that only à Tonga can be president of UPND and so it came to pass. Sikota and other non Tonga bulls were kicked like dogs. Why do you want to deny what your party stands for today? HH is à product of traibalism and until you repent and ask for forgiveness, otherwise the nigga will never rule this country. Only people with short memories can give you a vote. Come next week Kamina Misa will be the presido as for HH he will be crying like à baby whilst his fellow bantustans will blaming it on ECZ.

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    • IF he said its time for Tongas to rule then that’s not tribalism.ITs a fact all other tribes need to given chance to rule.presidence should be rotational in Zambia.It is true that all tribes would to rule Zambia at a certain point.Lozis,Kaonde,Lundas or Luvales at one point should also rule.If it will Bemba or Nyanjas all the time that’s tribalism.

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    • @ 35.1 Kopala Nalanda

      Careless talk is what it was. It was politically misplaced. Is it in their genes these people not to be diplomatic?

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  27. Do you mean aTONGA can not head an organisation? after all Tonga is just a name of a tribe which has absolutely nothing to do with one ‘s ability to deliver. wake up friends a modern Tonga is born under the same environment as every other citizen in this country; eats same nshima,katapa,chimbwali, kapeta, beans,and attends the same schools. wake up its not these artficial names we acquire at birth that inhance or subtract the ability of one to perform. Zambian ,let the best candidate carry the day on 20/01/2015.PERIOD

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  28. Well said Mr. Patel. Munkombwe is in politics “to eat” and is just affirming what we all know – he aligns himself to whichever party will win. Turn it another way and see that even weasels know which way the tide has turned.

    Nothing to see here – we thank you Munkombwe for aligning yourself to UPND. However, acquaint yourself with the inclusiveness and equality that we in UPND believe in.

    Welcome.

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  29. I thank you.

    Most Zambians were just forgetting these facts. We thank old Daniel Munkombwe for giving us a timely reminder. Just what we needed to make up our minds for next week’s vote.

    You will be rewarded richly old Daniel for your insight. No amount of Dipak’s spray painting gimmicks will succeed to alter the facts.

    I thank you.

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    • @ 38 Katondo boys Part II

      I see he has already earned his money. He did exactly as he was instructed by Katondo boys. You played it smart on a greedy old man.

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  30. When i say a Tonga is a Tonga now you know what i mean,sorry Dipak you are in wrong party but Tongas will never change i don’t see a Tonga becoming a Zambian president anytime soon,Mukombwe you have just killed even the last chance HH had that’s why let’s be careful with these endorsements you will end up being destroyed like HH.

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    • @ 39 THE CHAMP

      That is stereotyping. Everyone know who Daniel Arap Munkombwe is – a lone, hungry wolf.

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    • @Mei Mutungu- Among other things, he is also Tonga! Look, this election is a foregone conclusion. Lungu will win in Northern, Luapula, Eastern, Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka and maybe N. Western Province. Munkombwe has just stated what nearly everyone in Southern Province is thinking!

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  31. Is it safe to say the Tongas are now looking for their spears to stick them in Munkombwe where the sun does not shine for nailing HH’s political coffin with his mouth?

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    • Corect Kapolyo! They are looking for those spears which Ilas in Namwala use during the Shimunega traditional ceremony. Chuckle

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  32. Daniel M was just saying what we all know; UNDP is a Tonga party and Tongas want to rule at all cost. Is Munkowmbwe now a ‘Bishop Chomba’?

    Bsihop Chomba said HH was a satanist..which is true…everyone at PF Kabwe rally was cheering him..after a day GS apologised.

    Munkombwe said ”Is it time for a Tongas to rule’, everyone in Mazabuka including HH could not laughing and cheering.. Dipak can not now even print what Dani said…it was that ‘offensive’…and choose to disown Dani message but still welcome Dani endorsement.

    The best UNDP can do is to reject Munkombwe endorsement and his message altogether for zambians to take them serious.

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  33. Oh and by the way, while dipak is busy spin doctoring UPND’s deep seated tribalism he might also apologize for playing the song “mu bemba ngu satani”. Eish I don’t envy dipak’s impossible task

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  34. Tribalism, violence and radical cadre extremists must be denounced in the strongest terms. its good Dipak has come to Upnd’s defence, Something Hikainde (HH) should have quickly done himself alas. it will take 50 years to erase Upnd’s tribal tag. vote pf!

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  35. That’s a problem of pretending you can’t pretend any longer of how you are in life it stills comes out later in an embarrassing way. HH himself should have condemned the big man at the rally but decided to remain mute since he’s desperate for votes!Damage has been done by own person. HH should be replaced once he loses next week’s election to Edgar Lungu with either that Monze MP or Mazabuka MP because these seem to be more liberal as opposed to HH and as you know we still need a strong opposition in the country.

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    • He should be replaced by Nalumango not that chief/god father of insults Nkombo. We will see if Nalumango will last kekekeke

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  36. PF just come to terms you are under the arm pit of RB.
    RB was rejected by Zambians, PF is now sponsored by RB, define yourselves PF against Zambians, what morals of PF lies can convince Zambians?…
    Vote for HH, vote for new thinking, new governance and new politics.

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  37. YOU CAN’T WIN HH WITH THIS KIND OF TALK………EL THE SIXTH PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA ON 23RD JAN 2015.STAY BLESSED ZAMBIA.VOTE EL.

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  38. Please, stop this nonsense, We all Zambia. We all Munkombwe, Thanks Dipak. The man is still HH. Lungu was very drank last night, seen at a night club in Kapiri- Shame pictures later.

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  39. Zambians speak about it, HH and UPND refutes it, but now Munkombwe has confirmed it. Who does not know it? Tribalism is rife in UPND. Munkombwe is from Southern and he understands what he says. Tongas are not tribal but individuals are. Munkombwe practices tribalism and he found it difficult to suit in PF. Zambians you do not need a prophet to prophesy to you that UPND and HH are tribal. It is visible. Munkombwe spoke with the blessings of HH and UPND. Any way if it means voting on tribal lines, then Bemba-Eastern cluster can rule forever because they are the majority in the country, but this is not the way to go. I appeal to all well meaning Zambians NOT TO TRY TO THINK OF VOTING FOR HH and UPND because the generations to come will blame you. Vote the party for all tribes PF.VOTE E.L

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  40. Lelo lelo aha, lelolelo aha, lelelo aha. awe sure these endorsements. Just to finish off the parts prospects at the last minutes. UPND was heading for victory only for Chi Munkombwe to come and destroy every thing gained from the early campaighns. A tonga will always remain a Tonga. Very selfish creature.Go round the who country you will not find a Tonga who will support any other tribe except for the two real Tongas in Siamunene and the Itezi tezi Mp.

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  41. Ya pa Zed palasekesha mweee!! A PF Minister utters tribal remarks at a UPND rally …. UPND condemns the remarks! ati cabipa!!

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  42. The biggest Tribalsits are the Banda ,Lungu and Dora siliya them they put in white and black that votelani wakwanu.Lungu said that when a person dies in a family can pyanika with an outsider.meaning HH is an outsider.We demand an apology for that all else we also remove the votes from PF.VIVA Zambia United.

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  43. Telling it like it is! What Munkombwe is proclaiming constitutes the CORE VALUES of UPND. Any attempt(s) by the outsider Patel to cast the issue from the centrality of UPND is but an exercise in futility.

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  44. Please, no tribal remarks here. Vote HH. Munkombwe is NOT a factor. We all make Zambia regardless of where we come from. respect each other and save zambia from these criminals-PF. Zambia forward.HH the 6th president, how sweet it is. we will take care of the drunken master EL

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  45. Be careful with RB. He likes ukupyanika abafwa. He is a threat to EL with a view to take over PF later. Where on earth do you find a man who can not stand by his own wife but finds pleasure in other men’s “widows”? Lwenu ba PF

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  46. It is too late, Munkombwe was allowed to speak like that and no one stopped him. Have you now realised that these people are not told what to say. UPND raised a lot dust when one Bishop said crap at a rally and blamed it on the candidate. So we non-Tongas need an apology from HH’s mouth, that is when we will accept it. Besides the damage has been done and that is a minus for HH. We knew it that HH condones that and that is why the old man said what he said. He was only confirming what we know already.

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  47. WE RECEIVE THE APOLOGY WHOLE HEARTEDLY SINCE YOU CLEARLY REMEMBER THE REMARKS MADE BY THE OLD TRINALIST THE TIME HE WAS COURTING MWANAWASA AND INDEED HE MANAGED DEASSOCIATING IS NOT ENOUGH YOU DEJECT HIM. FAILURE TO DO SO THE APOLGY WILL BE TAKE AS MERELY MEANT TO HOODWINK THE ELECTRALATE. THE MAN IS A POLITICL TRICKSTER. YOU HAVE VERY WELL DESCRIBED HIS PREVIOUS STATEMENTS. NO NEED TO MAINTAIN A BELLY POLITICIAN.

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  48. TO ALL PF SUPPORTERS
    ALAS, what has gone wrong with u people. have you forgotten that it was RB I repeat RB who had stolen SATAs victory in 2008? Sata won the 2008 votes. Today RB is back to swindle PF from u and you are there chanting praises.
    I see. kwena Balamubofya and afterwards they call u names like late mwanawasa who said I hate the stinking Bemba after u unconsciously and dubiously voted him into power.
    The PF is taken east to be parked like the UNIP, MMD and Now PF.

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  49. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT ZAMBIANS ARE FED UP WITH THE LYING AND STEALING AND CROOKED PF PARTY. HOW CAN A SANE ZAMBIAN VOTER VOTE FOR AN INSANE EDGAR LUNGU? LUNGU IS EQUALLY FULL OF HALLUCINATIONS JUST LIKE LATE SATA WAS. DRUGS HAVE DESTROYED LUNGU ALREADY, YET SOMEONE IS DREAMING OF MAKING HIM OUR STATE PRESIDENT. COME ON GUYS, LUNGU DESERVES TO GO BACK TO THE VILLAGE, HE CAN’T OFFER ANYTHING GOOD AT COUNTRY LEVEL. VIVA HH VIVA!

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  50. why didn’t HH denounce Munkombwe himself? infact after Munkombwe spoke HH welcomed him!!! Dipak is wasting his time. UPND is a tribal party with just a little icing on top using Canicious Banda, Mutale Nalumango, Mutati, Milupi e.t.c

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  51. Yes munkombwe best speaker of the day at upnd tribel party rally,. Viva ba aisha ba suntwe mwailasha mulimbe . Vote for PF mixed grill party still in power paka kaya.

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  52. THIS IS THE NATURE OF THE THREAT and oftentimes the truth is hard to swallow. PF and UPND all have subtle tribal inclination in them – and that is a fact. The only difference in the way these two parties are perceived is that the Zambian people have been conditioned – thanks to the Post – to perceive HH as a tribalist and Sata as a hero. If the media didn’t capitalize on this issue for years, many of you wouldn’t be this reactive each time the name HH or UNPD is mentioned. When pf won there were some subtle discrimination in the way most of the government positions and those in foreign service were filled. The only ruling parties that tried to rise above politics of tribalism were unip and mmd. All these ethnocentric views and sentiments expressed here will get us nowhere.

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  53. BANTUSTAN Vs KOLWESTAN (TONGAS AND BEMBAS)(RESPECTIVELY) AT LOGGERHEADS…WHEN ARE U AZZHOLEZ GOING TO BE ABOVE SELF FOR BETTER VINCLUSIVE ZAMBIA???

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  54. Okay, wait for January 20 when HH’s numbers stop increasing after counting Southern Province.

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  55. if we are to go regional upnd is no where close to plot 1 cause bembas and their cousins make take a good share of the country.it for this reason that the rushed to disassociate themselves from munkombwe’s remarks cos they NEED MY GOLDEN VOTE.

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    • @Chichi you are just comfirming Bemba tribalism that’s why munkombwe is saying its time Tongas to rule to unite this country.How can you say as bembas and our mbuyas that’s tribalism.lets vote for brains and wisdom.HH is the answer.

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  56. This is the caliber of ministers we have had in the PF government. We wonder why things go wrong in our country and yet we allow the calibers of Kambwili, Mukombwe and Lungu to be our ministers. This is just a diversion from the real issues we have in our country. There will always be a politician going rogue in any organization and government. The real issue is the failure of the curent government. That’s what Zambians will be voting on.
    PLEASE REMEMBER OUR FARMERS.
    SAVE OUR FARMERS VOTE HH! !!!!!

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    • Awe yena iyi it is not about farmers my dear. Nkani yalula. Munkombwe was just reminding us what we know already.

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    • @ 64 Loadist

      In PF, it is an imbedded culture. It is their manner of speaking and way of doing things. It is their trade mark.

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    • This is a problem with you HH surpporters you think he is the best guy with leadersship qualities to lead us . HH is nothing but just a novice going by numerous desperate promises he has made within a short period one wonders whether is brain is suffering from Chagwamania.

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    • This tribal song about HH will not help you it has become boring HH has not said those words its munkombwe let munkombwe retract those words.HH will still win because Zambians now know its just a strategy by the enemies of HH .Its a boring record player stop it.UPND has said sorry that is enough.Banda and Dora haven’t said sorry whats the big deal you hypocrites.We know the true tribalists.

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  57. UPND never learns, yesterday we were canning them over Maureen’s tribal yapping,surprisingly enough Dipak stayed mute. Today is Munkombwe the senior man who practices politics of the belly is on fire. Tommorow it will be Shakafuswa- another tribalist, the following day Muntanga – the hater, then that UNZA graduate – hide under the gise of AFRONET and then 3 day before the poll it will be sealed by bwana HH, who ascended to power on tribal grounds- Sakwiba eyes opened. They can’t just campaign without words like Tribe, Tribal,Tribalist Tonga. Anyway, Zambian political syllabus is being made which will affirm that Tribal politics has no place in Zambia political landscape.

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  58. Depak is not telling us what the old man said. Can someone enlighten me please. Which tribal remarks kanshi?

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  59. Munkombwe was just being honest about the dishonest in the UPND.

    The truth of the matter is TONGAS ARE TRIBAL full stop. Leave Munkombwe alone for speaking his mind.

    Because they need a vote they are refusing that they are tribal.

    Tongas need at least three generations to mitigate the tribal tag.

    For now we (the public) know that Tongas are tribal, unfortunately.

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    • .LOADIST…..The problem between Bantustan and Kolwestan is based on long standing conflicts. The Bantustan grow maize, the Kolwestan want to steal the maize…hear hear…..heheheheh

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    • TUTU….please say I the individual, (not we the public)….the problem is that you are a Monkey Cloned Human from the Kolwestan Zoo…I can tell from your sentiments powered by low IQ….

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    • ITs Kolwestans Vs Bantustans give us a break.leave HH out of this .Enemies of prograce.Bembas and tongas are all tribalists but Tongas at least they can speak bemba.bemba will never speak Tonga.Seize fire its one Zambia one nation.Lekeni HH atake.

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  60. You celebrated his endorsement, celebrate his honest remarks, too, am sure the voters took his message, including those in other provinces!!!!

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    • kci, Edgar is not bemba of course, what is being exhibited here is tongas’ hatred and jealousy for bembas because Chiluba and Sata have ruled.

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    • yes by up bring.After all he is Sata’s nephew from nyansaland.hand picked by sata himself a chief tribalist.

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  61. The tribal tag with the Tongas is like a tick. Some ticks live a full life span on the same host. Sometimes they don’t let go until the host dies. Some ticks even live longer than the host.

    UPND should try another country on a completely new planet where no one would bother about their tribal tag.

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    • @ Tutu (the monkey clone)…….Khikikikikiki….still exposing the IQ that is just above the four legged creature??….

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  62. I am impressed that PF cadres now sound so mindful about tribalism and are able to speak against it. At least they are not a total write-off!

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  63. Police Commissioner Libongani like many Government and Parastatal Chiefs have been compromised by UPND, lets be very careful. How come the UPND thugs can impound and even threaten to burn a truck hired by Government (ECZ) and yet the police chief keeps quite?

    Open your eyes my friends in PF. A lot are pretending to be on your side when they are sympathizing with opposition.

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  64. Bt u were busy clappin 4 him after that tribal speech today u want to distance urself in the name of damge control? Am sorry its too late,we’ll also vote on tribal lines kanshi

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  65. Dipak you are not tonga. what munkombwe said is the foundation of UPND. it is every tonga’s motive for voting. you have just come mwana. you are campaigning you don’t know what. he even called madyenkuku mazzi a nkuku (chicken droppings). Are you not going to apologise to madyenkuku? naba nevers nabamba ukutukanensele mwebantu. nimpapa sana

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  66. This is not personal but I feel HH and his UPND should apologise to SAKWIBA, its not just normal that the party should be struggling with tribal connotation. The man must have cast a spell on UPND to be tribal or extinct tribally for disadvantaging him. Sorry but I can’t just help thinking the tribal epidemic or pandemic is spiritually motivated. The plague is so deeply embedded than I earlier thought. Now just try to imagine, they are in power, mwebantu iye! We shall say a little prayer for them.
    HOLY GHOST FIRE ON THE SPIRIT OF TRIBALISM! RELEASE UPND FROM THE SHACKLES OF TRIBAL TOXINS. YOU SPIRIT OF TRIBALISM, I COMMAND YOU TO LEAVE UPND ALONE.
    HOLY GHOST FIRE ON MAUREEN, SHAKAFUSWA AND MUNKOBWE!!
    AMEN.
    You may win 2026 polls!

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  67. To clear your Name out of What Munkombwe did say at the rally in Choma yesterday show him the Door.

    If you continue with him it means you are trying to fool as with your Lipy apologies.

    Munkombwe is Tonga and that is why it is difficult to forgive and forget what he said.Munkombwe is an old man who should choose words to say to the public especially in a multi tribal country like zambia.

    We know Tongas to be selfish and tribal and Munkombwe said it all in our Ears.

    Fire him from following you to attone for his sins.Otherwise we wont take your apologies.

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  68. I have seen very some cheap advert by DESPERATE UPND in the Post. Who said that anyone who calls himself priest and wears a robe and stands on pulpit is righteous and Holy?
    Jesus Himself tells us “Not everyone who calls Me Lord will enter My Fathers Kingdom”.

    So there is nothing wrong to do the write thing if you are convinced.

    How much has HH borrowed to run this campaign? Its clear the lenders are demanding that HH start repaying now after sensing the heaviest defeat ever witnessed in Zambia’s politics.

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  69. Munkombwe is a pf and upnd is an opposition so munkombwe was sent by pf to pretend to endorse HH so that he could say tribalistic statements in order for people to think HH is a tribalist.Haaaaaaa munkombwe just stay away from the upnd then tell your pf that you cant destroy upnd pretentiously.

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  70. another Bishop Chomba. in the first place,why allow Hon. Munkombwe to speak at your rally if at all u disprove his politics of the stomach? shame Mr. Dipak. somethings you better keep quiet,you are just rubbing it in. UPND is tribal. let another tribe rule after 20th jan.

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  71. You people is it HH who said that and moreover Dan is a PF Minister. So what is the issue here.

    This was SATA’s argument below:

    The PF and Sata have argued that there will inevitably be more northerners in the Cabinet since its members have to come from PF members in parliament – the majority of whom are northerners because of how the election panned out. In addition, there is also the view that people who supported the PF in its decade-long quest for power must be rewarded – and many of these people just happen to be from the north.

    But Sata has clearly missed many opportunities to try and unify the nation with a broader range of appointments. He has not – as Kaunda did – used his authority to appoint competent people from other ethnic groups to senior government positions…

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    • Get to the point dear, here we call a spade a spade. So in your little mind you are saying that what the old man said is fine te? Ok fair enough, we will see you in the booth on 20th. Anyway ECL will be inaugurated on 21/22.

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    • Please note the difference. In KK’s time all tribes belonged to one party i.e. UNIP. Therefore the issue of political appointment based on people who helped him accede to power did not arise. Sata tried to appoint MPs from Southern Province but this was vehemently resisted by UPND. The issue of UPND MPs in PF government is still unresolved.

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  72. You can’t hide a cow under blankets or any form of thin disguise because the pair of horns will still betray you. The public can tell that this is a cow upon identifying the pair of horns.

    The pair of horns in the name of Minkombwe revealed that what is wrapped as UPND sheep is in fact a UPND bull with sharp horns. The type of horns we all nee to worry about. Horns of tribalism and selfishness. Similar to horns of dilemma, because once you are in, you cant come out.

    Be very careful what you call sheep.

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    • @so TUTU you are saying Munkombwe si a cow.You are the worst tribalist.You strategy of labaling anyone tonga or Lozi who want to stand as president will not work.your strategy is to continue putting presidents from North eastern Rhodesia.

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  73. Vicariously UPND are responsible for Munks comments. The court case against Chomba seems to imply this.

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  74. i appreaciate u LT cos u a nt tribal u publish any comments regardless of their politacal affiliation.keep it up for yo professionalism u a not like watchdog who jst publish a comment in favour of hh and with a tonga name

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  75. PF you surprise me with your tribalism i believe other tribes are beginning to see this, you remain with your mbuyas the Easterners. People from mambwe land, lungus, namwangas who are in the northern part are seing this. I wonder what you will say when PF losses this election. The tribal campaign is long gone, we want to discuss issues, mind you poverty strikes everyone whether UNIP,MMD,PF,UPND it does choose and we all shop in the same shop there is no such a thing as PF shops were you buy meal mealie at a cheap price.

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  76. My advise to our hh is, he must be careful. With that comment form his brother it confirms a lot it will be a tonga thing.

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  77. Fellow bloggers look at the picture very carefully.

    Without sounding petty, how many people agree with me that the best caption of the picture should have read:

    “Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe dresses newly elected Mayor with tribal ring/tag”, hahahaha. Just for laughs. Nothing serious!!!

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  78. Seriously speaking let 2016 go to UPND. You can’t stereotype a tribe.

    Let other tribles rule. Let it be not Nyanja/Bemba in 2016.

    But for now let Lungu rule for the sake of continuity. I enjoy driving good roads in Lusaka and elsewhere.

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    • Ruling a country is not about taking turns as you would do with a game. It is about whose message resonates with the masses and who gets the most votes. You can’t just ‘gift’ leadership to anyone because you feel that they have not had a chance to rule. Let’s be serious. If HH is as popular as it has been made to believe then the result will show, otherwise, its back to the drawing board to come up with a better strategy that the majority can relate to and will want to support in 2016.

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  79. If you look in the archives from the comments from when it was first reported that Mukombwe had endorsed HH a lot othe supporters for change and funtional government such as myself were quick to admit that in part it did appear that Mukombwe was motivated by tribe. However if you look deeper into the nature of Mukombwes politics an history you will find that his popositions are driven by the desire to remain relevant. He waits to see which camp is on the verge of victory and he jumps onto the band wagon. Tribe has little to do with Mukombwes politics. He is just a survivor fair weather political dinosaur. That’s why we wondered why Sata appointed him minister. At the end of the day he is a only relevant because the PF gave him the portfolio he holds.
    SAVE OUR FARMERS VOTE HH!!

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  80. Its too late guys in UPND!!your party is well known for tribalism by all voters!!that tag will only be removed from upnd once a non tonga takes over from your tribal HH!!! FOR MAJORITY ZAMBIANS “IFINTU NI LUNGU”!!!!GO PF GO!!!

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  81. Unless I am mistaken Mukombwe is actually a member of PF infact he is minister. How can PF and their supporters try to hold UPND responsible for what one of their members did or said regardless of platform or context. Seems to me like the authority that appointed him minister should also explain how they let someone that holds such sentiments remain in government. As we say in Bemba ” finshi tuunga chita? A ba minister mwa tupele!!!” Lol
    PLEASE REMEMBER OUR FARMERS.
    SAVE OUR FARMERS VOTE HH! !!

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  82. Livingstone has come to a standstill, HH is addressing a sea of people. Am part of the crowd and proud to give you a first hand account of what is happening. The crowd is twice larger than the one Vodka addressed in his home town Chipata. Wina azalila. Pics will follow later.

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    • As is to be expected in Southern Province being a stronghold for UPND. SP will give HH overwhelming support and more than likely over 90% if not more of the Province’s vote, perhaps even 100%, I believe it is possible. However, this is not new and cannot be used as a gauge for the rest of the country. Also remember, the number of registered voters in each province remains the same regardless of these large crowds and what the naked eye sees. The battle is for Lusaka, Copperbelt and Central votes. Pictures will always look good but votes are what counts. If these votes work in his favor, then he will carry the day.

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  83. At the risk of invectives from cadres, hear this.
    Feel for the young man HH. Good as he may be in many respects as an individual, in the event that he wins next week, he may never enjoy a moment of his presidency.
    Remember that he has promised a lean and efficient Cabinet, and to appoint ministers from across all provinces. Now just imagine trying to balance few Cabinet portfolios among ALL who helped him to Plot 1. And here come some southeners who have sustained the party and have kept faith in HH to this day, and they see “our positions taken” by “new comers” or outsiders if you like. It would hurt them wouldn’t it? Deny it all you want, fact is there would be dissatisfaction among southerners and tremendous pressure on HH. After all it would be their turn to rule, isn’t it?

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    • @Chief Cadre, the rally has just ended. It was a mammoth one. The thunder at the falls stopped temporarily. I have never seen such a gathering in years. The last one was in 1990 when Zambians resolved to end one party rule of UNIP. The city of Livingstone was too small to accommodate the surging crowd. The word sea I used was actually an understatement, it was actually an ocean of people. I dont know what Emmanuel Mwamba, Anthony Mukwita and Peter Adamu will have to say about this fantastic crowd. Change is really coming to Zambia.

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  84. Sorry UPND too late to do damage control, the damage has already been done and only 6 days left, wina azalila zoona.

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    • @Mwiponta, Munkombwe issue is now a dead one. HH is moving forward and you are still stuck to Munkombwe. Go and get your Kaminamisa, he is drunk and dizzy. Am sure he had too much to drink last night. Dont forget his dialysis machine oooh.

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  85. Daniel Munkombwe has splashed salt on a wound on that is on the verge of healing. Our memories are still fresh when Bob Sichinga and Patrick Chisanga were forced out of the UPND just to make sure that the Party must be headed by a Tonga. Many Zambians harbour such fears.

    Munkombwe’s outbursts is reminding non=Tonga members of UPND (Dr, Canicius Banda and Mrs. Nalumango etc) that they are incubating their eggs in a faulty incubator. Therefore, Munkombwe will prompt the non-Tonga voters to withhold their votes as he has driven-in a death nail in UPND’s Presidential candidacy.

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  86. Kukonda vopokelela! Mwaona manje ba UPND. Pa last mwadya volula. I saw a clip where HH was thankful to Munkombwe for endorsing him. Whether he new what was coming or not, HH has himself to blame for being greed or a political glutton. Now he has all sorts of bad eggs in UPND’s rank and file. Think of the likes of VJ, Maureen, Felix, etc. What good can come out of these? HH you are dead and buried. You have just dealt the last nail into your coffin.

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  87. We have been talking about UPND being a tribal party and the party’s fans have been denying the allegations. HH became president of UPND on the premise that the party could only be led by a Tonga, a thing which HH himself has never refuted. He has tried to recruit some notable, gullible, non-Tonga members, all in a bid to make UPND look national in stature. With these latest utterances by Daniel Munkombwe that people in Southern province should vote on tribal lines, the little that HH did to change the tribalist perception is all wasted. The soup is spoiled and its no good for anybody. You may be wondering why things happen this way. Well, perhaps its the invisible hand of God pointing us away from the bad thing and pointing us to whom He has chosen. God is great all the time!!!!

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  88. This is what we have been praying for; that God can reveal the true character of these savages. Munkombwe represents what this tribe is all about – to dominate other tribes. They have a poor record when it comes to how they relate to other tribes except for Lozis at places of work. Check the work record of Hachipuka, Mazoka or Sacika. Your finding will be disturbing; these characters will only promote tribesmen or a Lozi.

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  89. Why has HH allowed outsiders take prominince in UPND at the cost of veterans like Request, Cornelius, Kakoma, Banda etc? Now it is Mutati, Masebo, VJ, Maureen and puliz even dinosour Munkombwe? C’mon! What do these people know about UPND apart from being just vultures? Dipak my foot! In Nsenga we say, “Kuli nako kopula kulolela” In english the closest would be ” A bird in hand is better than two in the bush”. HH is depending too much on the bush. Did he listen to Maureen’s radio performance? The woman has no clue why she is in UPND apart from just wanting a job from HH if he wins. Maureen likens herself to some lady somewhere who had a president for a husband and later became a cabinet holder herself. She thinks she is that woman. However the two are brains apart. HH just be careful!

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  90. @98.1 Shimpundu, so if Livingstone was too small to accommodate all that sea of people, then you are confirming that the rally was full of rented crowds (probably ferried from all southern strongholds). Ba UPND awe mwe, talk about shooting yourself in the foot in the dying minutes!

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  91. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE ATTRIBUTED TO UPND OR THEIR SYMPATHIZERS:
    1. Maureen Mwanawasa: “Mr. Hichilema could have long been President of Zambia had it not been for his tribe.”
    2. Ackson Sejani: “Only a Tonga Must replace Mazoka”
    3. Hichilema: “Without Hichilema, UPND is dead. Hichilema is UPND and UPND is Hichilema. Even if you bring Ak47s I will be the last tonga standing”
    4. Milupi: “Southern,Western and North Western provinces should unite to rule the country ”
    5. Vernon Mwanga: “The time has come for Southern province to rule Zambia.”
    WILL I BE WRONG TO CONCLUDE THAT THERE ARE VERY STRONG TRIBAL SENTIMENTS HERE ASSOCIATED WITH UPND?

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  92. HH/UPND ARE SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT WITH ALL THESE FOOLISH ENDOSEMENTS. IN 2016 IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO DISSOCIATE HH FROM THESE PROSTITUTES BECAUSE UPND WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A HAVEN FOR REJECTS, JOB SEEKERS AND BELLY-POLITICIANS.

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  93. I AGREE WITH YOU p.f fyeeke ON THE STATEMENT THAT ‘TONGAS LOVE ONLY FELLOW TONGAS’. THIS IS VERY EVIDENT EVEN IN WORKING PLACES WHERE YOU HAVE A TONGA AS A BOSS.
    UPND HAS THE POTENTIAL OF DIVIDING THIS COUNTRY. THE ‘ONE ZAMBIA, ONE NATION’ SLOGAN WILL DIE.
    LET US VOTE WISELY.

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  94. Dj Fyonaule Munkombwe…..Lol

    Its now and finally confirmed that this,THIS is a seriously tribal party!

    Ba Fyonaula Ba Munkombwe Lol

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  95. Hhahahaha!!! We dont need your stupid votes, ati Bemba tribe is superior my foot. HH will win come run come sunshine. In fact, you should run ffast out of the country once HH is president!

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  96. Iwe Chi Munkombwe,If you want a Tonga President, why did UPND decide to compose their campaign song (Moses wanomba) in Bemba.
    They shud have sang it in Tonga.Malabishi
    We’ll withdraw the song so that you can compose your own in Tonga.
    Kikikiki

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  97. Well said Dipak. But tell me, can you comment on the “Tonga only leader of UPND?’ In other words can you be a UPND leader?
    Don’t blame Munkombwe, its the nature of Tongas, just like HH.

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  98. suppose the remarks were not published and no one condemned munkombwe, would UPND disown him. sounds like a prostitute realizing she has been raped after the check bounces

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