President Edgar Lungu congratulates Chiefs and Traditional Affairs minister Dr Joseph Katema (r)  during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on February 3,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu congratulates Chiefs and Traditional Affairs minister Dr Joseph Katema (r) during the Swearing-In-Ceremony at State House on February 3,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

Newly appointed Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Joseph Katema has assured the traditional leadership in the country that he will not interfere in succession wrangles as advised by President Edgar Lungu.

Dr Katema said that he will instead work closely with traditional leaders in uniting Zambians.

He said that traditional leaders are influential, the reason why he has identified them as key in helping unite the people of Zambia.

Dr. Katema added that Chiefs play a critical role in the governance process.

He said he has no doubt in his mind that the traditional leadership will work closely with government in preaching peace and unity among the Zambian people.

Dr. Katema stated that the traditional leadership in the country should be rest assured that he will allow them to do things according to their tradition and culture.

Earlier today the President warned Dr Katema to stay away from succession wrangles.

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    • i thought katema was a medical doctor,,, who is supposed to be doing futher analysis of sondashi formula??,,, so nkundu luo has been cursed by bashi lubemba!!

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    • WELLDONE LUNGU,NEXT PLEASE NOMINATE EX HUBBY DOCTERE.
      TO UGLY WOMAN LUO ALICUSHA SANA BA EX WABIPA ICINSO NECI MUTIMA THIS LUO FAMILY IS BAD .
      WAUMFWA LUO RB ALETEKA ATEKELA FROM HIS BEDROOM .
      WE WERE TELLING YOU THAT THIS EDGAR IS BAD .

      YOU WERE CRYING THAT MEEMBE AND THE CARTEL CONTROLLNG SATA NOW ITS RB,SAKWIBA,XAVIOUR CHUNGU CONTROLLING PF .
      BA SATA MULENGA SHUNTED AT STATEHOUSE FILING PAPERS .
      AWAY FROM BIG DEALS.
      DONT WORRY BANE WE HAVE PRESIDENT MILES SAMPA IN 2016
      WITH VP CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI
      AND OUR OWN PF PIPO OF LUO,CHENDA,SHAMENDA,MUSENGE,SIMUUSA,BASHI NONO WILL BE CALLED THE ORIGINAL PF NOT THE RB CONTROLLED

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    • @Ndobo, not all doctors are supposed to be at UTH, Katema is a TRADITIONAL doctor. His new posting is better than Minister of misInformation.

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    • not to interfere some how means to stay way or not getting involved, what then are the fuctions of this ministry of tradition affairs??

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    • Yaba Luo thought by taking cadres to harass HH in Eastern province would earn her any thing, alas, she has fished a dry one.

      Kambili must never be entertained in the cabinet again. His mouth is disjointed from his brain.

      Shamenda, should also be booted out. He has left the labour department on the verge of explosion which migh erupt any time soon by June /July there about if Lungu does not address the issue of wage Freeze quickly.

      RB is back for sure.

      Tiyeni nazo nkani zo baaba.

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    • After appointing 5 or more PF MPs, he will now appoint those from RB’s camp.

      Information is definitely for DORA. Muhabi Lungu will get ministry of finance after Chikwanda has secured some more money. Then Chikwanda will be moved to statehouse as an advisor.

      I can see Dr Musokotwane working with Muhabi Lungu after Chikwanda and Yamfwa have been moved over.

      There is about 9 or more MP s in RB ‘s faction from the Eastern province that will be guaranteed cabinet jobs apart from the obvious Dora and Muhabi.

      The Lungu will remove most Bembas from parastals to and replace them with Umhozi kumawa and a few outsiders to cosmetically strike a tribal balance.

      The same formula he will use for parastals will be used in foreign missions abroad. The family forest will be replaced by…

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    • KAMBWILI IS CALLING SOMEONE BY THE NAME OF EDGAR LUNGU ATI FOOLISH ,HES FOOLISH THATS WHAT AM TELLING YOU GUYS THAT KAMBWILI ,MASUMBA,LUO AND MUHABI BALIYUMPA KWENA BALAKATUKA KA EL NA RB .
      PLEASE NOT EMMANUEL MWAMBA AS MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND NOMINATED MP AWE PRESIDENT RB PLEASE NOT EMMANUEL JUST LOOK HES NEVER CONGRATULATED ANTHONY MUKWITA KULI JEALOUSY.
      U SEE WHEN WE TELL YOU THAT THESE GUYS WANTS MORE MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS AND CAN KILL

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    • THIS MINISTRY HAS TO BE RUN BY A MEDICAL DOC.
      KATEMA IS A MEDICAL DR RUSSIAN TRAINED USED TO BE A DRUNKARD WHEN WAS IN MUFULIRA AND CHINGOLA ALWAYS IN BEERHALLS AND WIFE USED TO FOLLOW HIM EVEN WHEN ON CALL.
      KATEMA USED TO HAMMER A CERTAIN THEATRE NURSE DECEASED WITH FULL BLOWN FIMO FIMO .
      KA GUY SMOKES .
      WIFE IS HUGE AND USED TO BEAT KATEMA .HES COOL LIKE EDGAR KU BWALWA DRUNKARD AS WELL .
      LUO WAS TOO MUCH FOR NOTHING .ITS JOINING NEW PARTY BEING FORMED BY MILES AND KAMBWILI VP

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  1. Mr. President sir, You ran on the premise of having no vision of your own but to finish that of the fallen Michael Sata. Apparently, working cordially with chiefs and kings wasn’t part of Sata’s vision. Are we beginning to see a departure from Sata’s vision already? If so, then you are becoming your own man sir. This can only be commendable. Much as I believe beyond a shadow of reasonable doubt sir that your party stole this election, you seem to be a good thief who has started off right. What better way to govern well by respecting chiefs who have the ability to sway public opinion especially when you know that your mandate to rule from the national electorate standpoint isn’t there? This is good departure from the vision of Sata.

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    • Cup the crap!!! Where is the evidence that Lungu stole the election? You think that by repeatedly saying an untrue it will eventually became the truth?

      Akaso! Lungu is doing a heck of a job and you can’t just stomach. Ine uluse

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    • Mchungaji, repeating a falsehood a million times cannot create a truth, even the ZWD failed to create a truth with a fictitious poll that put HH on 80%. ECL won clean and clear

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  2. I think HH will make a Better President than Edgar Lungu.

    When HH wins in 2016, underline my sentence, I am saying when and not if”. When HH wins in 2016, I Jane Mulenga Haalushomo (Mrs), will be the First Female Presidential Special Assistance for Press and Public Relations. I was the First Woman Pilote, and my dream is to become the first Press Aid for President HH. Iam Bemba, but my support for HH is more than 100%.

    Joseph Katema, you have been demoted old man.

    And please Mr. President, why are you taking long to announce your full cabinet? Are you making consultations with your fellow drunkards or Robert Mugabe?

    Be Serious Mr President, announce your cabinet so that we can criticize you where possible.

    Chishimba Kambwili the Plain Big Frog should be left out. He is…

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    • Ba Jane Mulenga Haalushomo, do you have time for your family and husband since you post and repeat your rumbling rubbish on all online zambian channels almost every minute 24-7? You must be a sad soul and have no life except scouting around on online channels and blogs to vomit the same nonsense!

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    • KIKIKIKIKI JANE MULENGA ALA KAMBWILI THE MAN IS AN ***** .
      HE THINKS PF IS HIM AND HIM IS PF.WISH LUNGU KNEW WHAT HE SAYS BEHIND THAT NECK .HE THINKS HAS IT ALL.PIPO HAVE BN INJURED BY THIS KAMBWILI.KAMBWILI ,LUBINDA SILENT KILLER BUT SNAKE IN THE GRASS,CHENDA,SIMUUSA,SHAMENDA,MASUMBA,NSANDA DEAR ME DEAR ME,LUO, MILES NEED TO BE TRASHED AND EMMANUEL MWAMBA .BA KAMBWILI THINKS HES D ONLY ONE WHO IS INTELLIGENT AND YAMFWA MUKANGA.
      THE WAY HE HUMLIATED SYAMBUKULA WHEN WAS APPOINTED HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER AND MASUMBA WITH RB .THESE PIPO TEBAKUCHETEKELA NANGU ONE.
      HE THINKS LUANSHYA AND REST OF CB IS KAMBWILI ATASE .
      MASUMBA THINKS HE HAS A FOLLOWING IN MUFUMBWE BUT HES D MOST UNTRUSTED KA GUY ,
      MULUSA YOUR SEAT IS WAITING FOR YOU UNDER UPND .KAFWAYA AITAYA

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    • HH is a most miserable , pathetic creature with no heart for mother Zambia, its all about him and him only.

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  3. Some UPND idi ots must be gnashing their teeth after all these good moves by EL and team. I now understand what Alexander meant when he said Lungu was quick and sharp.
    (HH), you are finished. good riddance. Just prepare to die soon without a presidential burial! Silly uncircumcised cattle boy (HH) sucking thumbs like an Under 5

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    • Hateful tr1b1st……visit the man’s house and then you will understand that even if you lived for 75 millenia you would not even come close to a quarter of his success……it’s you who will die with envy…..!!!!

      So all you hanker for is a presidential funeral…..atase.

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    • useless Rhodesia boy, is (HH) a trybe? is UPND a trybe? you worship the man (HH) like he’s your god. Quit the trybal nonsense, it’s so 2014. Rhodesia Schopet!

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    • Jamakudi this is the rebirth of PF. Unproductive Party Now Dead (UPND) is the one which is finished. How could (HH) be beaten by a new comer (EL)?

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    • 6.1 Because you think your man showcasing his house at this time was good strategy – he just alienated himself from the electorate. Most likely your man was planning to move into his house instead of statehouse to show that he cares. Populist politics backfire big time.

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    • @Kudos…..

      It took time to cage many a criminal but soon or later they are caged. The few that are not caught die without repentance and end up facing the ultimate judgement. Your posting about HH has nothing to do with politics. You are just exhibiting your true self: a criminal, much more than a thug but an assassin. I do not think the President would be proud of you. The VP recently appealed for peace in the country. You are tearing the country apart. Fortunately you are a nothing. Lest those who are as criminally inclined as you, might laugh at what you post about a fellow Zambian, HH, whose only crime, in your wicked mind, was to exercise his democratic right by participating in politics, please the elections are over. Zambia is not the only country that exercises democracy.

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    • Are you circumcised yourself? You sound like those those kaponyas who are high on the smell of their smegma. HH may have lost the election but the fact remains that he is one of the well off people in Zambia. He is not a drunkard and he has no time to pocket a client’s small change.

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  4. @3 Mchungaji,

    Just as many people have, you are confusing VISION with STRATEGY.
    If the vision is to go to Monze, it means that people need to be in Monze at the day.
    The mode of transport or translation you use from Lusaka to Monze is not the issue as far as the VISION is concerned.
    Those modalities and logistics you attend to in order to get to Monze are a function of STRATEGY.
    If you were in the country (or even outside as long as you were following) at the time of Campaign, president Lungu said he would pursue the VISION of Sata, which basically is that of PF as a party. President Lungu NEVER said he would follow Sata’s STRATEGY.
    The same confusion is what people have about the constitution; they don’t often understand what they are saying yet argue with untold passion.

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    • @Iwe naine
      This is the most sensible blog in a very loooooong time, well put. Now I hope retards who confuse Strategy and Vision will have some education there! The silly likes of Wanzelu, Jane, Pretty , Nostrada whatever and the rest of the miscreants! Cretins!

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  5. Way to go Mr. Katema! I even wonder where this whole thing of power play between the chiefs and the state came from?

    The state should infact be very grateful to traditional leaders because they are the ones who have actually managed to hold a nation of 73 ethnic groups together with their heritage and cultural system which is more easily accepted by the avarage citizen than the complex structures of partisan politics.

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  6. Contd..

    Lungu has a complete different strategy as he pursues Sat’s (PF) vision.
    Most of his moves will shock even those close to him, who do not have the ability to differentiate between VISION and STRATEGY.
    They will accuse him of diverting from Sata’s VISION on account of his use of a different STRATEGY.
    Some will say he has departed from his promise.
    Make no mistake, he is getting there – but let him walk his style.
    In fact Sata’s vision was excellent; I wont comment about his strategy because I did not understand it also, perhaps just like you. We all believed he had.
    But unquestionably his vision to see poverty defeated, corruption reduced were, etc. was a great VISION.
    Having a vision alone, however, is not enough – you need good strategy. Now, let Lungu use his…

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  7. Why you bloggers are so excited over an appointment? Already praising EL before they get down to work? They all start promising! Have you already forgotten the 90days story even swearing by the bible? Please save us from this PF self praise nonsense, Wait for 90days!

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  8. @kudos,You are just addicted to HH.Can’t you for once keep your beak shut!I have never read anything sensible from you.
    Nensoni tawakwata iwe fulunyemba.Look at the people of Chawama,last week they were dancing the whole night ,today their houses are under floods.The president has not even taken time to go and see what is happening.They are sleeping hungry.The HH you are insulting is comfortable in his mansion.

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    • HH MAY HAVE ALL THE WEALTH. LEGALLY OR ELEGALLY EARNED. BUT HE HAS NO SATISFACTION AND CONTENTMENT. EVEN A HOMELESS STREET PERSON WHO HAS CONTENTMENT IS BETTER THAN HH. SUCH A POOR MAN CAN HAPPILY SLEEP IN THE SHOP CORRIDORS HAPPILY AND CONTENTED. BUT HH WITH ALL HIS WEALTH IS NOT SATISFIED AND CONTENT. THATS WHY HE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING NIGHT AND DAY TO MOVE TO PLOT ONE. SO WEALTH IS NOT ALL THAT ONE NEEDS IN LIFE.

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    • That’s the type of shallow thinking your (HH) pollutes your evil mind with? (HH) is in a mansion thanks to money stolen from you and me at the mines privatization. You are not intelligent and neither is (HH). Wise up and learn what true happiness is. Chisenga is spot on. If (HH) was happy he wouldn’t be crying for plot 1. Now I hear even his watchdog is bankrupt and they’ve ditched his evil plots!

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    • TRUE ME TOO FAIL TO UNDERSTAND BUSY WITH SMELLY BOXER SHORTS DANCING WHOLE NIGHT WHILE PIMISHA COOKING OIL AND TU PAMELA ATI VIVA EL KANSHI ITS VIVA RB

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    • @ Northw…
      Kwena ula mupepa HH kwati niwiso atase! Mulepepa lesa nibu fr33mason bwake ubwa michita blind!

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    • Thats gaining momentum my dear. Very soon it will reach an advanced stage unless HH wins the 2016 elections. He is the only one who can stop it from happening.

      HH is totally silent on the issue,and yet most people from BRE are voting for him in huge numbers, because they see Hope and Help in him than from anyone in PF and MMD.

      HH is our only hope to stop Zambia splitting up.

      Ignore my prognosis at your peril!

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  9. Zambia must move away from the outdated traditional chiefs in the 21st century nation-state. Traditional chiefs are, if you like, states within a state. You cannot promote backwardness and expect to move the country harmoniously into the modern age. There is need for central government to do away with these old-fashioned pockets of tribalism led by traditional chiefs. Chiefs do not serve any purpose in the modern electronic age. It is like a father and his family and the eldest son with his family living in one house – imagine the havoc in such a set up. Tribalism is promoted around the chiefs. In the First World there are no chiefs which is why there is stability.

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  10. We the swahili speaking Zambians also need our own cultural and linguistic Czar .

    Sisi ni wazambia pia na hatuna ukabila sababu tumeona bembas walivyo wabaya sana na ukabila.

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  11. Well done Dr Katema prof nkhandu was very unfair half the time, even in chirundu one chief won a court case, but she swore to challenge court after elections and didn’t recognize the chief.. Good redance…

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