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Munkombwe resigns from PF, says he is ready to be used by UPND in whatever way

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Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe at the official opening of the show with ZAWA staff
Former Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe at the official opening of the show with ZAWA staff

Former Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe has relinquished his membership from the Patriotic Front Party (PF).

Mr Munkombwe said he would not attend the disciplinary committee to be called by Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Chama.

Mr Munkombwe said he has left PF because he does not agree with some internal party happenings which he alleged that were undermining him as a veteran politician.

Speaking to Journalists in Choma today, Mr Munkombwe said he would not protest his removal from his ministerial position because he has done enough for this country.

“I have done my job for this country for many years, and now I want to live in peace at my farm,” he said.

Mr Munkombwe said that President Lungu was right to drop him because it was the President’s fundamental decision to constitute a new Cabinet to work with.

“I am not defecting to any party, get that right, I am only leaving the PF to support a party of my choice, the UPND, for I am ready to be used by UPND if they find me useful,” he said.

He however, said he will not attend any disciplinary committee to be organized by the PF because he is no longer a member of the ruling party with effect from today.

He said he is now free to support a party of his choice saying his party of choice now is the United Party for National Development (UPND).

“I am not defecting to any party, get that right, I am only leaving the PF to support a party of my choice, the UPND, for I am ready to be used by UPND if they find me useful,” he said.

And commenting on the tribal talks that arose during the campaigns, Mr Munkombwe said he wondered why some people criticised him when he endorsed Mr Hichilema but remained silent when former President Rupiah Banda endorsed the candidature of President Lungu during the campaigns in Eastern Province.

He called for collective efforts among Zambians to denounce tribalism saying Southern Province should not only be labelled as tribal when other provinces had similar experiences.

Mr Munkombwe who is also former PF Provincial Chairperson said there was nothing criminal he has done with his decision to support UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

He said his decision to join PF was necessitated by late President Michael Sata due to his popularity and that soon after his death, parallel structures emerged which he was against.

109 COMMENTS

    • I said this during the campaigns & I say it again, it is folly for UPND to expect other tribes to vote for them if they continue insulting everyone who is not Tonga, that is not a proper way to ask for votes. I would say this right now, if UPND keep HH forget 2016, just forget it!

    • Gondwe who is insulting who?Why you easterners always think you are clever than the rest of Zambians?
      The issue here is Munkobwe leaving pf.What has that got to do with HH.
      GET THIS IN YOUR THICK SKULL!HH IS STANDING NEXT YEAR AND BEYOND.AT THE MOMENT UPND HAS THE BEST MANIFESTO TO TAKE ZAMBIA OUT OUT IT’S WOES BUT BECAUSE OF TRIBAL POLITICS BEING PRACTICED BY NORTH EASTERN ZAMBIANS,WE WILL REMAIN POVERTY STRICKEN IN A COUNTRY WITH SO NATURAL RESOURCES.

    • @1.3 NorthWestern Zambian

      President of a The Republic of Zambia is NOT about a Person, a Tribe, a Region. HH is just not presidential material.

      Break free of your captor. Be released from the evil Personality Cult that is HH, A man who worships mammon and thinks he can turn a Christain nation to mammon worship.

      Heavens, everyone wants to be rich, that’s what HH stands for….false promises. Look at his conduct, that is NOT a Church Elder. The man needs to concede defeat and acknowledge his time is up for the sake of UPND as a potential Party of national unity.

      Get Deliverance to break away from that man! Turn your mind to what is good for all.

    • Spoiler alert! UPND, if you want to drop the tribal tag that people have been talking about, stay away from this man. Don’t entertain his lies. Moreover, he is useless.

    • UPND is a tainted party, your leader HH has committed political suicide. You can not say this party can only be led by this tribe, this race or what not, that is political suicide. Some of you are on HH payroll and would never see the reality if it hits you in the face.
      Here is my free advice, disband the party, yes just disband the UPND, it is no longer a viable political movement. Move on then and form alliances with other parties of form a new party starting from scratch being careful not to cover it in the doom’s day blanket of Tonga tribe only, then you could have wider national appeal and may even win elections.
      It is up you if you are serious about winning elections or not. HH is none starter especially after you have upset the whole nation with your regional voting!

    • @Mobile phone Gondwe1.7…..you r among the confused people who are championing tht HH’s term has EXPIRED. HH has served only one term and in 2016 he would ve served 2 terms. So shut your mouth and DONT EVER TALK about UPND.

    • The most amazing thing was farmers in Luapula who few weeks before voting they were protesting against PF govt but still went to vote for PF. It is exactly what describes real tribalism. Munkombwe will receive support from Pipo of SP. Madyenkuku and Mwananjiti supported Edgar but whom does Edgar rewards? Thats why these men should think twice. All serious jobs now are taken up by the Zambian whites except a few only meant to hoodwink people.

    • Mr Munkombwe you have the constitution right to belong to any party of your choice. But always remember to leave a legacy of a principled man who can not just jump on any wagon.

    • Never trust Munkombwe, he is in politics to eat. This is the same man who used to say he wanted to puncture UPND. He is a job seeker who want favour at the last minutes.

    • Just shows how people have become obsessed hallucinating about HH! No matter the topic at discussion, HH will be drawn into the debate! So boring, leave HH alone, and let Lungu also focus on the challenges facing his leadership! Both will be a factor in the 2016 elections for now let them be please!

    • Keep your vote to the one you voted for. If u are PFoolish, you will always be that. Don’t blame wise people who voted for HH. Wisdom is rare.

    • You are too old to continue causing confusion in the country. Just retire and let the younger generation take over the politics of the country..

    • We don’t care bane how many Bembas voted for HH.You tribalists we know you continue to vote for Bembas and allow to continue to vote for the so called minority tribes we shall see who are many.Its forward chabe.we shall also win.Why are you so scared.

    • The man Munkombwe wanted to take advantage of the internal problems they caused in PF, foolishly went to tell his friends that they have succeeded PF was gone. With hope in upnd forming government, for sure we had lost hope for the confusion took long .Master minded by him and his friend gbm,but as cb guys say “inshimbi ni nshimbi”…that’s why they are crying kusabaila sabaila cabe. They are confused, on the voice of America you could hear the bitterness of a loser. I liked Shaka the way he was describing EL…as a Zulu, descendant of Shaka an impii.,I tell you felt great.

    • You rely on failed vomit from other parties to gain a bit of tribal credibility. That’s what mutate, gbm and mangani are.

    • If Mr William “Tekere” Banda is adding value to UPND, I do not see how Mr Munkombwe will not. As he said he did not commit any criminal offence by supporting HH. RB has not been touched by MMD when the man did not only undermine the MMD and its rightly elected President, Dr. Nevers Mumba, but contravened the Constitution by going into active politics while he was on pension. The way these guys play with our resources!! One day, a just leader will come and these chaps will dance ndendeule, whatever that is. They will be frog-jumped all the way from the courts to “Chimbokaila” Lusaka Central Prison!!! Continue breaking the law with impunity at your own peril.

  1. You know where u come from mulombe……its just time for us 50yrs we ve been waiting…….God is with us and will keep the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Mainza Chona’s spirit.

    • So ur using a fake name iwe ka Anderson chisala. Uv betrayed yourself by saying ‘it’s our time’. Why should you hide as a Bemba instead of just who you are as a tonga….and yet u insult bembas everyday…keep on hoping friend, one day, a tonga will rule. Just she’d the bitterness

    • @4.1 from today my pseudo names will be Anderson Nkumbula, I will leave CHISALA the surname of my lovely STEP BRO.

      Moreover who is Edgar Lungu ? I dont know the guy, Munkombwe is not supporting any party BUT HE ASSOCIATE HIMSELF with UPND he knows tht he is grown up and has to go ! further he knows the TONGA BULLS’ history…….he doesnt give any qualms.

      Its VIVA UPND ALL THE WAY.

    • The sooner you wake up the better for yourselves, you unappreciative lot.. Do you understand the cost of the development current in choma? You are labeled tribal due to your voting patterns.. Learn to say thanks.

    • Due to politics of the belly he made a wrong turn this time, lick your wounds old man.. You are eventually were you belong the Archives.

  2. The old man is free to exercise his Democratic right, but all allowing i would suggest such old men are not just brushed aside as they are very useful to our nation. I propose ECL considers setting up a House of Elders were the Scotts, KK, RB, EK, Sikotas, VJ and others can be Members purely for Consultations and National advisory.
    From these we will learn loads from their Wisdom especially with the so called tribal challenges in our Midst.
    thanks

    • I thank you for the word of wisdom aimed at bringing peace and unity for this Great nation. Please dear President Edgar Lungu kindly take this advise into consideration and take a bold step of honouring these veterans by building houses for them. That will be remarkable by every peace loving Zambian.

    • Spot on. That can be a deterrent for unprincipled former leaders from dividing the country into camps. KK and RB’s behaviour of openly supporting one political party has been not only divisive but against the law as they had retired from active politics. If they think they are untouchable they should ask, Mubarak of Egypt.

  3. Please go in piece my elder brother. We need younger one to take care of the country affairs. Am sure UPND will find you useful otherwise I would advise you to retire and give chance to the young ones.
    Rest in piece sir.

  4. Jimmy crack on,….and we DON’t care!

    PF does not need you, Masebo, GBM, Mutati ect. We eagerly await all their honourable resignations……before the next elections…please guys!

  5. The person in state house now is a Jubilee President and it’s only good that people like Munkombwe are beginning to fall off. The man believes in ‘politics of benefit’ or of the belly. Luckily the UPND leaders know the old fellow very well and they will be mindful of the limits as they work with him.

  6. I don’t understand why munkombwe jumps to coconclusions. During that campaign HE said I can’t wait for lungu to fire me because for endorsing hh , I ‘ve quit. Now he’s saying I don’t want to face the disciplinary committee I ‘ve resigned as Pf member. This man is always guilty of his actions. What if they just want to warn him and s to maintain him.

  7. The time has come when Zambia as a country must not bury her head in the sand.Tribalism is real and is dividing this nation.
    Why for example is the Judiciary,ECZ ,Police and Army dominated by people from one region?How was this situation be allowed?

    • Get proper qualification my friend and apply for those jobs. Mind yu jobs now are given on merit not on tribal. Don’t expect to be employed just because yu are kalubale or tongindo. Go and check records for those pipo and see if they don’t qualify. Mind yu Stella libongani is not chewa.

    • @Sponge you made me laugh, yes qualifications are a requirement but that’s not to mean there are not qualified tongidos but it’s also the loyalty, look at munkombwe.. tribal balancing is being addressed in this new got .

  8. Can some one educate these incorrigiblez masquerading themselves as political failures (pf) that upnd z not only for tongas. We have people like kapita,Banda and all well meaning zambians.

    • The way yo leader hh ascended to that position is what makes it look like wat everybody is talking about. Call for a convention and remove that only a Tonga can lead Upnd tag. Don’t express yo ignorance online.

  9. The honourable thing to say to Daniel is to thank him for the service he rendered to Zambia. There should have been value for successive parties to work with him.

    @7 I find your comment at odds with civility. None should appoint themselves as advisors to Upnd…the party will choose its leader. To keep parroting about convention when PF candidate and President literally brow beat his opponents.

    We can easily have a referendum and resolve this problem in Zambia as who do the majority say is tribal. A thief shouting thief can only deceive unsuspecting *****s.

    • Don’t mind him bro……….most of the chaps agitating for UPND leadership change are actually PF cadres because that fake win by 1% is actually a worry to them and they are not sure if EL will survive beyond next year’s elections. They know HH is a force to reckon with and anything can happen in 2016 and henceforth want UPND to go for a unknown new starter so that they can have a walk over-mulimbe, HH will be on the ballot paper in 2016 whether u want it or not.
      As for the veteran Mukombe, we are good at man management in UPND, we are not like PF who discard people like Scott who made them win urban vote. We wl give him a permanent role to do door to door campaign in SP,WP and NW so that people can vote in masses & we can sweep clean again.

  10. In addition there is nothing admirable to the pronouncements EL is making until I see results. Intense ions alone are useless…and I wonder how he will ensure that RB returns from he loot he took from Zambia?

    • PF can rig an election whose lead of other part such as hh were weak luk at consistiencies cb lsk mchinga luapula northen eastern and central it very shame for any sane person to claim that icould have won am elction with three provinces and become the preident of ten province lf south province did not recive venon rigging tactics there could have been adifference of 20% people have non hh and the tonga wsy of voting come 2016 hh will taugh a politica lesson of the century

  11. What does the UPND constitution say about Presidential terms? can someone please tell us? is HH eligible in 2016. or is it Gary Nkombo ‘ s time?

    • Why Gary, are there non-Tongas capable of taking over? Do not be swallow in your thinking, its people like you who are making our UPND to be labelled tribal. You should be talking of UPND convention to pick a capable leader from any tribe.

      Anyway, if anything, at the moment we are happy with HH, he just needs one more try and he will be there-they say do not change a winning team, he is a winner, a 1% difference between a ruling Party and opposition does not oftenly happen unless of course the opposition have been dribbled………………..

    • Why would any party think of changing a presidential candidate with only 18 months to go? UPND should keep HH if he still wants to stand. There are many of us who see him as a person who can move this country forward and we will still vote for him.

  12. he has not defected but has been defecated. Another sure ingredient for upnd’s (notice the small caps) poor performance at the next elections. Good riddance and about time. I’ll drink to that. Mumbwe a pashika.

  13. Welcome sir, this is the true party with brains. We do not use pangas and knives, we use our brains to deal with real issues.

  14. OLD MAN MUNKOMBWE MISCALCULATED HIS CHANCES. HE FAILED TO READ THE TIMES. HE THOUGHT HE COULD USE HIS TACTICS OF POLITICS OF THE BELLY. JUMPING FROM THE BOAT HEADLONG INTO THE CROCODILE-INFESTED RIVER. HAD HE WAITED A BIT LONGER, HE COULD HAVE BEEN MAINTAINED AS SP MINISTER SMILING HIS WAY TO THE BANK EVERY MONTH. HE FACES THE SAME FATE AS MASEBO AND GBM. WHO SACRIFICED PRINCIPLE ON THE ALTAR OF SELFISHNESS AND LOVE FOR MONEY. SHAME OLD MAN. “MWABWELAPO FYE NA MASHINSHA BA MUNKOMBWE”

    • What is even more sickening than anything else in Zambia is the tribal remarks that we keep making about each other. I am Tonga by tribe, and I know how much I suffer at the hands of some tribes in Zambia, but I do not complain. I do not understand why people detest HH so much when in fact HH even got fewer votes in Luapula, Northern, Muchinga and Eastern Provinces than Lungu in N/Western, Southern and Western Provinces put together. Previous governments, including the late Michael Sata’s government practiced tribalism and Tongas never complained. Rupiah and Dora endorsed Edgar on tribal grounds and Tongas never complained. What do you other tribes (esp you the Bembas and Easterners) want from us?

  15. Next Guy scot all those will balls can make their own decisions without fear .

    Except lazy ones who always survive on other people’s shoulders can’t make independent decision .

  16. No matter how much tribal talk from you craps HH is unstoppable. We are coming with more force with the choppers and mark my word 2016 will be our year.We are not relenting and we will haunt you. We are there in Eastern Province in numbers. Watch the space.

    • Interesting, we will not give your vj any chance to play silly games this time watch the actual voting numbers,you will shocked back to the farm, I assure you..

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  17. @ mujuda. 2014 was also your year that’d what you declared. Where did you miss each other (2014 and UPND). ? Ala 2016 is for LUNGU CHAGWA LUNGU 2015 he was just finishing MCS ‘s five years ! Manje he is starting his in 2016, and we shall ensure that he carries the day , try 2021 just maybe you may chance it.

  18. Maybe we should just rule ourselves. It is not wise to impose one self on a community that detests you. I do not blame the proponents of the Barotseland self rule. When you do not want someone near you, you should let them go; do not say “stick around” and then you keep using them to get what you want. Twakana bane. This election was rigged and we all know it, including the monkey eaters who are used to snatching things from others. They never believe in hard work but in stealing from others. I hate that. Maybe we should really just all become tribal now.

    • All what you wrote are your assumptions but I don’t agree when you say elections were rigged, please state how, if you can’t please shut up..

  19. PF panga party reminds me of the song”kigeugeu” by Kenyan artist Jaguar.

    This untrustworthy panga party will turn against you if you don’t want to be treated like a toilet paper.

  20. Munkombwe, “its time for a tonga president”. HH was not quick to distance himself from this tribal remarks., instead he just sat nodded to Munkombwe comments. stop denying that you are tribal.

  21. The making of Kings & Queens start when people seem to think that some people, clan or caste is made of more human matter than others. That is when Royalty is born. “Only the Moshoesho blood can lead, The Royal Blood line goes through prince William, Only the Brahmin can be …” & The persons belonging to selected few rise above others to ‘wamuyayayas’
    That is what I do not agree with when UPND members say:
    “Only HH can lead UPND: are the rest a bunch of unreasonable followers?
    “Only HH has solutions for Zambia: implying that without hh NO Zambia.
    Does it mean without HH the UPND is dead?
    HH grabbed the UPND presidency through the “Only-A-Tonga” lunacy. He can shed that rubbish by electoral cleansing within the party conve

  22. Mukombwe just retire from politics and leave this to young politician. Its better wa mukombwe to say I have joined UPND not cheating us that I will just support UPND.

  23. Some Mo…..F.kers cannot see anything good even when it is presented under their stu..d noses. Well, how do you deal with such stupidity?
    SHUT THEM DOWN!!!! and move along. Life is too freaking short to be trying to negotiate or make them see the light. Goodbye!!!!

  24. THE OLD MAN IS NOT SINCERE AS TO REALL CAUSE OF HIS RESIGNATION WHICH IS BETTERNESS FOR DROPPING HIM AS A PROVINCIAL MINISTER.
    HE ALSO TOLD A LIE THAT IT IS THE LATE PRESIDO WHO CALLED HIM TO SERVE IN PF. THE TRUTH IS THAT HE USED THE CARTEL’s PAPER TO COURT PF BY COMMENTING ON RE-ALLIGNING OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE. HE ALWAYS USES THE POST PAPER TO PROJECT HIMSELF.

  25. Interesting, HH is not presidential material? So EL is a presidential material? What criteria should we be using to determine a presidential material?

    • someone who has failed to convince even a ward to elect him as counsellor in nega-nega cannot claim to be presidential material

  26. OUR ORGANIZATION WOULD HAS SEEN NO CREDIBILITY AND DIRECTION THAT THE POST PAPER CAN OFFER THE NATION. THEY FIRST ATTACKED UPND AND WERE THE FIRST TO CALL IT A TRIBAL PARTY AND EVEN COINED THE TERM BANTUSTAN. THEY HAVE BEEN ATTACKING PF AND SAYS IT A CORRUPT PARTY. OTHER PARTIES THE POST CALLS THEM TUNTEMBA PARTY MEANING THEY ARE SMALL AND INSIGNIFICANT.
    THIS MOST USELESS PAPER THAT HAS OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS. LET ME SELL THEIR RAINBOW PARTY AND THEY WILL BE TOLD A LESSON NEXT YEAR. THEIR CANDIDATE KABIMBA HAS NEVER WON ANY CASE IN COURT AND HAS NEVER WON ANY ELECTION. THE RAINBOW PARTY CAN ONLY BE JOINED BY MORONS.

  27. Munkombwe scored an own goal in the 2015 elections,now most likely he will score 4 own goals…just by resigning from PF and joining UPND…that’s 2 own goals already

  28. He is a liability simple as that. If HH will pride himself in such material I confirm that blood is thicker than water

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  30. why make yourself an object to be used? why drain your dignity as a human being? you are not a beast nor a thing to used sir… respect yourself… even if its for your belly… i mean why bring yourself so low to accept to be used in any manner another wants and not what you want? sorry sir… i have seen Zambian politicians fall from grace but i think you are the worst… you could have just been silent and work with the UPND not coming with such useless and illogical statements… you are embarrassing your family… please think of them too…

  31. Munkombwe should not be any where near UPND coz he contributed to the loss in the just ended elections.It does not make any political sense by him wanting to be used by UPND when he has nothing to offer. UPND be careful he may be aimed at doing ka donchi kubeba by puncturing the party(upnd) further.

  32. UPND has been don’t kubebad by PF. Munkombwe is a mole planted to weaken UPND towards 2016. All his speeches will subtract rather than add value to HH’s campaign. Meanwhile he will be smiling his way to a fat account. Watch this space.

  33. The PF is off to a good start, we will do only that which is good.4get munkombwe he is history, concentrate on cleaning up! Watch out for a rebranded Pf

  34. all those who suported pf in the 20 january electiöns are invited for a free bag of mealie meal this is to punish upnd who should buy the same for K75.00 so hurry to ur panga centers

  35. You dont have to belong to a certain tribe to become President in Zambia. Belong to the right Partys. Ask Nevas how badly he did in Bemba Land where he comes from.

  36. BIG MAN! RESIGNING? Big Man. Time has catch up with you. This time you have failed to eat from both hands. You can’t just eat with your both hands as usual.

  37. Munkombwe is just candid; otherwise all politicians are in it to look after their (pot) bellies. Tell me ,what’s the difference between him and Mike Mulongoti if not the only difference is that the latter has and hard luck in scrounging and he ends up being chased away most of the times.

  38. ?Mobile Phone Gondwe

    We know why you want HH to be change , your fear is that your PF will lose in 2016 if HH was to be allowed to stand. Why do you want to cheat ?

  39. Old man your usefulness is over. Just fit to be at the farm supervising workers weeding vegetables and maize. Emulate KK, Mr. Grey Zulu and Mr. Sikota Wina

  40. Apologies please. I eulogised Munkombwe when his belly led him to PF. I thought he was a political genius by serving in all governments since independence. I did not know it was the belly influencing his decisions until himself proudly said he was in politics to eat. But now he has entered a blind hole and his belly will torture him.

  41. Opportunism is what troubles our grand papa Mr. Hon Munkombwe. Personally I see him a good man but one who has no proper stand. He is easily swayed and deceived. On one hand he is a hard worker given the job but his other weakness is failing to raise from disappointment. He does tit for tat, which in our present world is entertained. Yes, he was disappointed by PF and simply because he played double standards. He needed to give it time to reflect and see the next move of PF towards him. Many have fallen and have risen again to be even better players. I would suggest Mr. Munkombwe thinks through his utterances and make amends with his family. He is not a bad person per se as I want to believe scathing attacks on PF were under him being disillusioned. Come back to President Edgar please.

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