Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo
Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo

Patriotic Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu has appointed Emmanuel Mpankata as the ruling party’s chairman for elections, replacing Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo.

In the January 20 presidential election won by Mr Lungu, Ms Masebo campaigned for opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema.

According to a statement issued by PF secretary general Davies Chama, Mr Mpankata will constitute an election committee of not more than 20 members and elect a vice-chairman and secretary of the committee.

Mr Chama said President Lungu has also assigned Mr Mpankata to plan and implement party policies on elections.

“Mr Mpankata, who was the first MP to win a seat for PF (Lupososhi) in 2001, takes up the role as the party chairperson for the 2016 tripartite elections,” he said.

Mr Mpankata’s appointment is with effect from January 27 this year and some of his functions include helping to ratify the names of the committee members.

Others include calling for meetings at least once a month with the members of the committee.

Mr Chama said President Lungu is confident that Mr Mpankata will execute his duties with high levels of professionalism, adding that Mr Mpankanta is a long-standing party stalwart.

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  1. Please PF, give people the cabinet. How can a country progress without a full cabinet?
    Time to get back into work is now, tired of visionless appointments.

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    • MBALA WOMAN WITH TUMOUR NEEDS HELP.

      There is an issue which needs urgent attention not this ZUKAS story.

      ZWD has a story of a 22 years old woman from Mbala, who has a huge facial tumour thats needs urgent surgical attention, other wise she is going to die.

      PF government is fully aware of her condition but it has been inept to assist this poor woman for sure and yet she is in a PF strong hold. Her MP is also docile, he /she should have brought this matter to the attention of social department or Ministry of health sooner than later.

      I will be doing my part by donating, so please lets all donate for a good cause to help help this poor woman undergo an operation in Lusaka urgently.

      If interested to donate go to ZWD for full details on where donations should be sent.

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    • How does the government function when the President dissolves Cabinet during the ninety days leading to the general elections. You are either very young or semi-literate. Just wait, Zambia will be given a representative Cabinet this week.

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    • Wanzelu,

      These by elections being caused by Dr Mumba by firing MPs of MMD will be very expensive than helping our suffering woman. Its a very sad reading indeed.
      However, they have established an account for her and all caring and loving people should contribute so that this Mbala woman is helped in anyways. Life is a treasure trove of God, by elections are man made, therefore, lets inform many people, especially us in the diaspora for even a fundraising BBQ in your necks of the hood.
      Hope for the best, surely we can no longer accept such things to be happening to our loved ones.
      Nevertheless, let us do what we can to help.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~K-L~
      ~206~

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    • Edgar Lungu said he had no vision and Zambians voted for him. The fact that it now 2 weeks after election and there is no cabinet in place proves to anyone that Edgar is ill prepared to be president of Zambia.

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    • The Man fixing the mic is surely taken by Masebo’s Shape he is gazing at Sylvia core of being kikikikikikiki i can imagine what was going in his mind.

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    • We entirely support this working holiday your Excellency. Clean up the mess both in Government hospitals, Government Agents and institutions that will make your Government deliver serious development now and beyond 2016 to the expectations of your people. Zambia is not just Lusaka and am sure you are more than informed that a lot of people did not support your effort when it mattered most and these should not pretend to be good to you toady simply because you are now in State House.

      There are many young men and women who were with you through hard times whilst most big bwanas in higher offices had their legs in two camps and supporting your enemies.

      This is time to reflect and put your devoted and loyal team to work.

      God bless you your Excellency.

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    • Wanzelu you cant politicise an illness. That doesnt help the patient. Just pass the facts over and ask for help. Politicising the issue will just put off would be helpers

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    • Silvia is selfish, unstable and misguided. The only career for her now is Manda Hill fashion editor. She can dress the other MPs.

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    • A Cabinet does not and should not be created overnight. This happens everywhere, but Zambians are the most negative people I know. They revel in self pity and doom, anything good they have problems with supporting.

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  2. Edgar has zero options, but to do what he has done. He has carried through and this is a continuation of his promise to purge members of PF who were on the wrong side of his campaigns. Reconciliation though remains a better option, no matter the misdemeanours

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    • Reconciliation, yes. Working on sensitive 2016 survival tactics with your enemy in attendance, no!! Good riddance to the Noisemaker. Now she can go with a free conscience and openly work for Winter Kabimba ‘ s Rainbow – she has even been divorced by her now ex husband so very free to do pretty much anything she feels like.

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    • Its good so that edgar Lungu can have more enemies in 2016.Imagine CHIKAMBWILI,BASHINONO,GBM,NKANDU LUO,NSNDA,MASEBO,LUBINDA,NSAMPA,SCOTT,MUNKUMBWE,KABIMBA and many more decampain Lungu.2016 iliko bad ba PF.

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  3. There you go Masebo- what goes around comes around.You ditched MMD for politics of the belly and now your PF have gone full circle on you.

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    • I will make you my third wife masebo dont wory.I have a big safe hiden in my car park with 51million dolars which Sata gave me before he lost his memory.Twakulalyapo fye and sondashi formula is there.Those hips are nice.

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  4. I hope the cabinet be delayed by one month. That way, govt won’t have to lose millions of kwachas in salaries and allowances accruing to these do-nothings. Trust me, we won’t miss them a dimme in 30 days. Trust me, a soccer player is more likely to be missed than Kambwili. More so, Zambia will enjoy real peace and blissfulness while these riff-raffs are at bay. Enjoy your month!!!!

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    • For sure Honourable Mpakata is PF, that time it was difficult in the opposition but he persevered. Not utu to ma mps tumuselela kwakaba,, tumulya mwalimwa suffering from the ” we endorse syndrome”..

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  5. @Wanzelu. I like it when you say you will start and lead the donation. Personally I do not trust the Zambian Watchdog. They could be lying and trying to raise funds for themselves. The lady is looking for help in a wrong place. Let her go to the nearest hospital and eventually end up at UTH. We shall happily or passionately help if the notice comes from the UTH or just some kind of authority not Zambian Watchdog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • @Dodoma Daeresalaam Dansania

      Do not worry my friend, ZWD is not an evil publication at all. Its actually the most trusted publication in Zambia. Even all politicians including Lungu and the late Sata, who hate it still check ZWD first thing in every morning.

      On several occasions Chella was shouted at by Sata for not informing the him about ZWD news.

      Any way ZWD has provided a details on who to contact on this matter. So if you really want to donate just contact the man on the phone provided.

      On such things I work on the principle of “the hand that gives is blessed while the hand that steals is cursed”. If the man who told ZWD is a scum, its up to God to punish him.

      Where is the area MP? She/he would have been the first to lobby on behalf his/her subject on the…

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    • If you want to know the failures of the government go to ZWD. It covers nearly every aspect of Zambian life to keep the government of the day on its toes.

      By he way how far is Mfuwe from Mbala? For Lungu the president, its just a stone throw away. Since he is on holiday, he should make an effort and go and meet this young woman and instruct his subordinates to take this woman for treatment ASAP. Her case is really exceptional.

      I will not be surprised if PF government remain silent on this issue and refuse to help this young woman. This is just what PF is best at.

      I sincerely wish the poor woman all the best. May God bless her.

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    • ZAMBIANS ARE NOT VERY SERIOUS WITH THEIR HEALTH. MOST OF US WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE SERIOUSLY ILL. AND WHEN YOU START LOOKING FOR HELP IT IS MOSTLY IN A WRONG PLACE. SHE WAS WRONGLY, ADVISED THAT IF SHE GOES TO ZWD, GRZ WILL BE SHAKEN AND SPONSOR HER ABROAD OR SOMETHING. I DO NOT READ ZWD, SO THIS IS FIRST HAND INFO TO ME. ZAMBIANS MUST BE SERIOUSLY ADVISED THAT HOSPITALS ARE THERE NOT ONLY WHEN YOU ARE ILL BUT ALSO TO GO AND DO YOUR MOT.

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    • @Dodoma, you could be right, you could be wrong the problem is that ZWD has been on one side, it’s a political media publication, for this reason the young girl could die even when people read her story and say there they go again. What kind of a publishing entity that no one knows who owns it, no office to go, and expect people to be sending money. You are right, she needs to go to a place like that which is physical than an invisible media. I can put up my money too, but the fact that it’s coming from ZWD it’s tricky. If anyone out there is reading this and has direct contact to this little lady please, advise her to find a better way before it’s too late, she can to exactly what Dodoma is saying and then we will start donating. Please let’s help.ZWD one time said Luo was coming as…

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    • @ 8.3 stop with your hallucinations. If you don’t want to help, don’t. But don’t discourage people who might genuinely want to help. That she approached the ZWD is irrelevant so is the fact that many Zambians seek medical help quite late ( this is not the time for those discussions). The woman needs helps now. Can we black people help one of own without bringing cynicism into it? I personally will make a donation.

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    • The ZWD is evil and has no heart for anyone ,only gullible wanzelu the editor can decieve himself .
      Let her go to UTH ,is it damage control fot zwd ,they no longer have readers.

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  6. Sylvia needs to be a bit humble and stable. She can be a very good politician. At one time she won the hearts of many people due to her stand and performance. But her conduct during the by election was somehow questionable. She became too personal and many felt that was very unlike the Sylvia we know

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  7. Sylvia is a tough girl and strong in intellect. We need more of her kind just like Edith, Dora, Victoria and Catherine.

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    • Ba Bare Foot, you need further research on these five women in the political arena. But my position as Fair Judge on the five(5) women Syvia’s venom is the most poisonous so ‘needing more of her kind’ I leave it with God the Creator.

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  8. The Watchdog story is fake thats why there are hospitals to be reffered to UTH and what is ZANIS doing for Housedog to publish such.

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  9. Check the facts Chivwimbo[whatever this means]. You can use the given details or any of the many ways to verify this story. Your hatred of ZWD should not mean this lady should suffer. While you are busy questioning the authenticity of the story from ZWD, Nankamba remains in critical need of help. The minister of health should come in on this. Mbala is a small place and it would not be difficult to locate this young lady. Please help!

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    • @Saimbwende, what a nice name, since you know where to find these ZWD guys let them take the girl to a place where people will believe them, please the majority doesn’t know what is ZWD, I read it for fun. If you read most of their stories they have truth. This one could be true, but the fact that it’s coming from these guys, next story you will ready is that she died because no one was there to help, no because no one believed them, because no one believes their ****ing story, HH media publication, no physical address. Hey I have connection in the health sector this girl can get proper health attention but I’m only reading this from LT, like I said I read ZWD for fun, when I miss home and I want to laugh. Who does that! what an online new. At least if she went to postzambia, we know…

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    • Much as this lady needs help and I am sure someone will help her, it does not take away the fact that ZWD is too biased and evil. If ZWD did not have an evil agenda, why do they only write positive things about HH and UPND and demonise PF and anybody associated with PF? Why do they choose which comments to publish – mainly pro HH and UPND? At least at LT we are free to express our opinion.

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  10. @Wanzelu. Zambian Watchdog can not be trusted for itsdistortions in the truth. All of us like reading Zambian watchdog first before going to other publishers. But ZWD would publish a story which is true but distort it to a level of “the child that cried lion”. That child was always cheating and when the true lion came the parents thought the child was just disturbing them as usual. In this vain I personally do not trust the ZWD as it can mislead me the way it has misled some people. Allow the lady to go to hospital and not Edgar to go looking for her. There so many people with problems in the country can Lungu go looking for individuals just like that. Nangu ni opposition……….. suggest better and workable solutions.

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  11. INFACT YOU NEED TO HEAR WHAT THE DOCTORS HAVE SAID. UNLESS THEY SAY THAT THE TUMOR CANNOT BE OPERATED OR EXCISED IN ZAMBIA. OR HAVE THEY GIVEN HER A REVIEW DATE? CAN WE SEE THE REPORT. DONT JUST SOLICIT FOR MONEY LIKE THAT. THERE IS A WOMAN AT MANDA HILL TRAFFIC LIGHTS WITH A TUMOR ON THE NOSE. SHE ENJOYS ASKING FOR MONEY FROM MOTORIST NEAR THE POLICE-POST. AND SHE HAS DONE THIS FOR MANY YEARS.

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  12. Classy woman.
    Pretty.
    Insightful.
    Highly respected in Chongwe.
    I’ll divorce my wife any day for her. Together, we can develop Chumbwe Gold Mine, at the back of Chalimbana, in her constituency.

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    • @Concerned Miner, as the phrase goes, the house that is not yours you only admire it from the outside including the roof, but once you get in it, that’s when you realize that even the loof has so many leaks. I don’t think you can do better with that, be careful what you ask for. I’m sure you are looking at the picture and the hips, they have a sign that says don’t touch. Look carefully .

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    • You have no shame and I pray your wikfe finds you out! Such a gigolo you are!
      Masebo would never marry you anyway as she would smell your stinky greedy 3 kms away!

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  13. The one with the microphone is looking at Masebo ‘nsele nsele’. Check the man in a suit; his eyes are on the brown trousers.

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  14. Alex,
    I don’t care. I’m prepared to take the plunge! I’ll get wet anyway. Be it from the leaking roof, or the Chibombe River (a river in her constituency).

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    • @Concerned Miner, Lol mulibakali, this is why I miss home. And then when you realize she is not the one or what you thought she would be, then you back crying to your innocent wife. Please don’t do it.

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  15. 2 weeks no Cabinet and no any sign of a constitution.
    This is Lungu for you.Now he is busy chilling in Mfuwe using tax payers money

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    • THE CABINET IS NOT AN ISSUE, LET HIM TAKE HIS TIME. MINISTRIES HAVE PERMANENT SECRETARIES AND DIRECTORS AND POLICY GUIDELINES TO RUN. HE CAN EVEN TAKE 2 TO 3 MONTHS. THE CONSTITUTION IS NOT AN ISSUE FOR US. IT CAN BE READY EVEN AFTER 2016. NO NEED TO RUSH. SO FAR SO VERY GOOD. NIEL CHABE. 2016 NI POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO. NI POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN POBO, POBO POBO, POBO POBO POBO POBO POBO AGAIN.

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    • @Zambian watchdog, Government is still operating tefyo? If you have nothing to say, just shut it olo ni jealous, it is too much. Just a reminder, EL will again win in 2016.

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    • You have no shame and I pray your wikfe finds you out! Such a gigolo you are!
      Masebo would never marry you anyway as she would smell your stinky greedy 3 kms away!

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  16. Foolish decision.

    Who ever has replaced Ms. Masebo is very foolish.

    Masebo is a senior member of the party and not those Kachasu Men u have as Presidents. In his quest to finish 28 bottles of bear, the Kachasu Man has even gone on a drinking holiday

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    • WE CHISUSHI CHAPUSUMWIKE KULI NOKO IWEE! Rubbish rantings from you everyday are just a reflection of your mental status. I have rarely insulted people on the blog, but you deserve it! Sikopodonono iwee!

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  17. Two weeks without Cabinet is not good enough but that is not the reason why we should remove. The devil you know is better than the angel you don’t know. The new one may just stay the whole year without cabinet. LOL

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  18. If Winter is not on ARV and BYM was on ARV there is a chance that there no leakage. A raincoat does not save transfer the warmth and heat

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  19. THIS GUY CALLED EDGAR LUNGU IS INCAPABLE OF RUNNING THIS NATION. EDGAR WAS JUST FORCED TO BE PRESIDENT. HE HAS SERIOUS PERSONAL HEALTH ISSUES WHICH HE NEEDS TO ATTEND TO. HE WILL INDEED FAIL TO FUNCTION AS PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY. ANOTHER WASTED YEARS!

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  20. We entirely support this working holiday your Excellency. Clean up the mess both in Government hospitals, Government Agents and institutions that will make your Government deliver serious development now and beyond 2016 to the expectations of your people. Zambia is not just Lusaka and am sure you are more than informed that a lot of people did not support your effort when it mattered most and these should not pretend to be good to you toady simply because you are now in State House.

    There are many young men and women who were with you through hard times whilst most big bwanas in higher offices had their legs in two camps and supporting your enemies.

    This is time to reflect and put your devoted and loyal team to work.

    God bless you your Excellency.

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  21. Chongwe MP, has her self to blame…ni muselela kwa kaba

    but ivi Belo va ke ni vo ku pya mushe….Girl Power

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  22. There is absolutely nothing wrong EL discarding all those who showed disrespect. Its not a secret of what bashi Nono commented about EL. The Grain Borer Mwamba (GBM) said “tell your so called President” This is no different with Bashi Nono the academician that EL was selected not elected. I bet Kwambili is going because he said Scott was right to have fired EL as PF SG. All these are statements showing that they do not approve EL has their leader. So why should EL keep these vampires. I bet Lubinda will be back may be as defense minister but I doubt Simmussa but may survive just because EL need representation from Southern province. Gold digger Kaseba will be dealt with by new first lady Easter. That is how the game is played. So no worry. Flight EL 2016 is safe and enjoy your journey.

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  23. Continued.
    It is said that you only know a true friend when an opportunity comes for him or her to betray you. It was not EL faulty that Scott never acted as president in the life of Sata. Scott cannot show so much hate openly and expect to be in EL cabinet. Sampa made EL lose campaign time. Why should he be rewarded. Uwauma nafyalala umina limo. And this has a consequence of marriage breaking. That is what Scott did to EL. But God was on the side of EL and EL made it as jubilee President. So wait for more dramma as Scott, Masebo, GBM, Mangani, Sichinga etc But what they do not know that EL has achieved what he wanted. He is 6th President and will get life presidential pension even he loses in 2015, But all these vampires will be monkeying seeking jobs from HH and Winter and mulyokela

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  24. And by way just imagine of the unthinkable if EL had E lost to HH, what these vampires would be saying today about EL. They could be saying all sorts of things that could have made EL out of public space alone with his wife. So why should he be in a hurry to appoint them. EL is like Mwanawasa who said he could resign and see what the vampires like do. This somewhat brought sanity in MMD. The civil service is intact infact he can even save money to appoint a cabinet after 6 months so that he widely consult.

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  25. Please educate me: How many years does one need to serve as President, to qualify for Presidential full retirement package ?? Can two people qualify with a five year span ??? Is there a minimum period one needs to serve ???????

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  26. Zambians did not make a mistake to vote for EL. Wait 2016 will be the same EL that time with more than 500,000 votes beating Winter and 300,000 votes HH.
    Presidents life pension simply says former president not how long he served. finito.

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  27. You want Belinda Masebo to sit on you
    But from which position. Front or backward?
    More from behind is better

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