Dora Siliya speaking at the defection ceremony in Petauke
Dora Siliya speaking at the defection ceremony in Petauke

Ms. Siliya announced her defection to the PF during a ceremony held in Petauke yesterday afternoon.

She also revealed that she has officially resigned from the MMD and have joined the PF with all 53 MMD branches wards constituency and Petauke district officials.

PF secretary general Davis Chama welcomed the decision by former Petauke member of Parliament Dora Siliya to recontest the seat under the ruling party.

Mr Chama said people are free to express their intentions to contest the Petauke seat under the PF by applying.

“We are a welcoming party. We embrace everyone,’’ Mr Chama said.

He said that the selection of candidates who will contest the Petauke and other parliamentary seats under the PF will be done in a democratic and transparent manner.

Mr Chama said that PF is willing to work with anyone who would like to join the party and that those interested should not hesitate to join the ruling party.

Speaking in an interview in Lusaka on Friday, Mr Chama said the PF is an attractive party which many people want to associate with.

He said the PF is an all-embracing party with an open door policy.

Dora Siliya surrounded by MMD Councillors who have also defected to the PF
Dora Siliya surrounded by MMD Councillors who have also defected to the PF

Former MMD Petauke Central Member of Parliament Dora Siliya has finally defected to the ruling PF.

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    • Where is the fight against corruption and bad governance which PF said we needed to fight in MMD if the corrupt elements are now taking charge of the party?

      Sata must be turning in his grave especially that his legacy was used by ECL to win sympathy. This is not the PF we knew, too bad politicians have no morals because even this Dora Siliya was on record for saying PF has failed and had dictatorial tendencies but today she is a member.

      Anyway, it is a well-known fact that without the likes of RB, Dora and those we were told are corrupt, PF would have been in opposition right no so it is payback time. RB picked Lungu over Hichilema because he know he could easily control Lungu.

      What a shame and disgrace to be one of the useful idi0ts that vote for these cr00ks.

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    • IF SHE JOINED UPND THEN UPND WOULD HAVE CONSIDERED HER ” A DARLING”. JUST ACCEPT TRUTH- IT ALWAYS HURTS WHEN YOUR OPPONENT SEEMS TO BE HAVING AN UPPER HAND IN MATTERS. MAN UP UPND, FOR THAT JUST THE WAY IT IS- SOMETIMES NO MATTER HOW HARD U MAY WORK, ITS NOT GUARANTEED THAT YOU’LL HAVE FRUITFUL RESULTS. KEEP COUNTING YOUR LOSSES BUT DON’T GIVE UP, MAYBE!

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    • In the same way the unbeaten Cathreen Phiri lost to Cathreen last night, and so will Lungu lose to HH.

      I urge all agrieved PF members by Lungu’s insult of Sata’s legacy to treat Lungu with dont kubeba and vote for HH in the 2016 General Elections.

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    • Then who is the real president of Zambia, is it Edgar or Rupiah?r

      Pliz tell your children the truth, the president of Zambia is Rupiah Banda, Edgar Kachasu is just a figure like a sculpture or a puppet.. the one controlling PF and govt is Rupiah Banda the small god to edgar. Edgar does not go to church because he has a small god in the name of Rupiah whom he worships.

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    • Horse trading is common in African politics. As for 1.1 mentioning about HH, HH is a white collar criminal. If ever he gets to statehouse, Zambia will be doomed. Known devil is better than unknown Hungry Hyena (HH).

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    • A WOMAN WHOSE HUSBAND HAS DIED SHE IS FREE TO MARRY ANOTHER IF AT ALL SHE WISHES, DEATH IS THE ENDS ALL PRIOR UNION. SADLY MR SATA DIED AND WE STILL MOURN HIM, BUT WE GOTTA MOVE ON AND UNITE THIS NATION, EVERY CITIZEN HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN UNITING THIS COUNTRY, REGARDLESS THEIR POLITICAL BACKGROUND OR AFFILIATIONS. AFTER ALL WE ARE ALL ZAMBIANS, POLITICAL PARTIES ARE JUST LABELS.

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    • Why is everyone appearing surprised? You expect honest and loyalty in love not in politics.
      I know ba Dora was born in 1971 but she looks old. I reckon there are no gyms in Zambia. A woman of her age should take time to look good. People react positively to people that look like they care about themselves. Michelle Obama is 8 years older than her but ba Dora looks like she could be her mum!

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    • This shows how Dull PF members are. They are so desperate that have even forgotten why Zambian people voted for them?

      Now it is clear they have no vision and are a butch of fo.ools. Dora insulted Sata to his grave?? now thats the person they have accepted???

      Zambians, lets vote for HH next year, PF is MMD.. therefore corruption is back with RB and Dora in the Government.

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    • @The Prince
      Actually they have not forgotten why Zambians voted for them, but they have no balls. When was the last time a Zambian politician represented principles???
      In Zambia the president is always right. Do you think the hard core PF guys agree with what’s going on? I don’t think so. But I also know that they are too cowardly to tell Edgar he’s gone off the tangent. The will sing Edgar’s praises until the Titanic goes down. Then they will turn around and follow whatever the wind brings along.
      That’s Zambia for you!

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    • There is no surprise its normal for Dora to switch to PF from MMD because its her tribal party which they have to rustle power with their cousins the Bembas.MMD as been shared in two UPND will get all the MMd stractures in southern,central,North western,parts of Lsk,copperbelt rural and western while PF will get the remaining MMD stractures in parts of lsk and Eastern.2016 will only have two in tightly contested horse race.HH may grab it this time there are one or two things he needs to do and will advice if he accepts will shall implement it.

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    • ?MAN KENYA, It is not African politics that is pathetic, it’s you who is pathetic, stinking, myopic and dull.

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  1. Does this mean all who went all out to cast their ballots in 2011 are now fools? What does all this entail?; can any politician change goal posts at will & we remain with our arms folded? What has become of this ruling party? Is this what we faught for? Aaaah,am speechless… Isn’t this & people of such calibre that Michael protested & campaigned against? What is all this ladies n gentlemen…?

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  2. That’s how you defect – with all the branches, the wards, the constituency. Fyonse waleta. Then you get a very big welcome. Ulibwino Dora. That’s how you count. Not ati “Maureen Mwanawasa joins the support for fimo fimo”, she just brought herself. Kwisa? That’s why ba fimo fimo will always remain in opposition even after losing 10 times.

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  3. Zambians and their political masturbations and political migrations. So Dora has become a political migrant.

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  4. ….hypocrisy is an act of pretence or claiming to have moral standards or beliefs or qualities to which one’s own behaviour does not conform……if only one can play back (as recent as 10months ago)Dora’s daily rhetoric on PF ……
    ….now awaiting for Lusambo, Nevers and RB to follow suit….

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  5. Zambians and their political masturbations and political migrations. So Dora has become a political migrant

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  6. @Man Kenya-at last you have a proactive & radical blog! It bloggers like MMD Booty Licker,Mervis & now Mwepo who takes Zambian development to the dogs.I pit their teachers who taught these unwashed masses & airheads.In any case,Dora defected to PF far too long ago when she started facing corrupt charges together with RB.Its however still 50/50 to Maxwell Mwale if he will go the UPND way or join the lying, thieving ever corrupt bandwagon of PF & its cronies! One keeps on wondering why the TIZ,YALI,SACORD,FODEP, DEC,ACC,Auditor General & her useless officials,Police Service & Judiciary as well as Opposition MP are in existence!

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  7. Please don’t vote for such People! This Dora is doing this for herself and her family and has no interest of the people of petauke. All she wants is a source of income that’s all! These illiterate cadres will die campaigning for her and when she gets what she wants she will simply forget about the idi0ts! Just 2 months ago she was saying’ PF is a party in Govt by accident’ what has changed suddenly?

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  8. All PF Members who are not happy with Edgar Lungu’s rule should teach him a lesson by voting for HH next year.
    Edgar has failed the country.

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  9. Just ask yourselves this Question: if Dora had decided to join UPND, was she going to be rejected? UPND grow up, mwefiba tonga mwe………

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  10. And as dull as people from Petauke are, they will go out and vote for her, poverty is so retrogressive, so painful to the enlightened

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    • Iwe @the3y3, the population sample you are alluding to is alarmingly high. Remember Senga Hill and the other constituencies where the electorate did what you are just fearing now…

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    • These idi0ts from Kumawa are some of the dullest people on this planet! To them for as long as someone is from eastern they will vote for that person even somebody insane!

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    • YOU CALL THEM “DULL” YET U EXPECT THEM TO EMPLOY YOUR HH TO PLOT 1.. WHO IS MOST DULL NOW?

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  11. Yayaya UPND cadres! you sound so bitter come down are you scared? what if Dora joined your party with all her constituency, branches and wards. what were you going to say? Ati 2016 ni HH thats what you were saying even last year can any of you recall this?? Lets wait and see who will play these cards better.

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  12. ?Hildah Malama, Wa nsekesha, You think like hh the under “FIVE”, myopic indeed.
    Continue dreaming, The dream is for babies. Be progressive, not like the molongotis who is now rusting

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    • How can a multi millionare be under five? Some of these comments are myopic to say the least!

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  13. In a white man’s country such a thing cannot happen. You wonder why we have never invented a thing. We’re so thick to analyse even the simplest of issues. Dora has pending corruption cases in court instigated by the PF themselves and now they say she’s ok and people say yes. What a country. Zambia is cursed. Sata gave me some hope to return home but now am disillusioned.

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    • Your thoughts are exactly like mine, and we expect to develop the country like this. The problem is not with the politicians, its the people who choose these politicians. The calibre of politicians we choose is a clear reflection of our thinking. Why cant we emulate the countries that are doing well and not Zimbabwe, God save us.

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  14. RB will cement the take over of PF and run for President in 2016. Mark my words. Zambians should stop being trivial and learn to grow up if we love this country and vote wisely.

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  15. Politics is about numbers. When Ms Silvia Masebo & others support UPND its all roses and when the ruling party catches some “big magnets” then the issue of morals come in and that’s what i call double standards. UPND should not claim to be morally upright when they have in their midst some members of parliament like for Lukulu west whose seat was nullified under MMD but the same person was adopted by the UPND and is current MP. If UPND wants to be relevant,they must change strategy by stopping insulting people with a different opinion and respect all. Stop thinking also that HH is omnipotent and be open as well as inclusive in leadership.Stop the closed type of leadership, then most people will be attracted to UPND. A vote cannot be distinguished whether its from a rich or poor person.

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    • @Zakeyo. This is what we have saying to UPND all along but they don’t listen! Let’s just watch them ruin themselves

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  16. Why allowing this Devil woman to join PF sure Sata where ever you are rest in peace you fought had to remove these devils again they ve started following you to come and destroy your wisdom . They are fools who are inviting *****s to join the PF.

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  17. hildah has stopped dreaming now she is hullucinating. joining Upnd is the worst decision that a serious pf member can think of. Dora like any other human being has a right to association. sela tubombeko

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  18. Congratulations to Dora. On her personal. Note, I am sure she desperately wants to get that seat back. It would be sillier for her to go join any other party apart from looking at the Alabee and ECL connection. She needs the gratuity to keep her nice bokosi. On a national note, the democracy in Zambia is too regional. And my Personnel take, I would say politics in Zambia is too childish, vindictive and waste of resources. And lastly, I still see no relevance of MMD with or without Nevers. The Party is dead and on the stubborn Ka is still lingering. Over a still body. Good lucky to Zambia, may be one day may be we will have less of the Changinga, Kambwili, Lusambo………..

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  19. DOLLAR siliya has joined PF together with all the branches wards entire constituency while Maureen took her puscat bums and boobs, mutale nalumango took her agly face when the two joined Upnd. How can Upnd win an election with such characteristics of people joining it?
    Just talk about the Upnd candidate who will stand against PF candidate and dora.

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  20. Do we have any politicians in Zambia with a morsel of morality? Worse reading through the comments above, you begin to see the senseless nature of a lot of Zambians, defending the indefensible. You begin to understand the stupidiness of Zambians by the way the whole MMD structure in Petauke have defected with this Dora. What does it tell you? They cant think on their own, but manipulated by one Dora. This would not happen in a civilised society. A politician resigns on his or her own and not even members of his family follow. Dora you are a disgrace, thank God you operate in a country where the majority are fools.

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  21. The writing has been on the wall from the time she sneaked into state house for a meeting with late president Michael Sata. Expediency, that’s what it is.

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  22. Who can blame Ms Siliya or Edgar Lazy Bum Lungu or His excellency President R Banda they are fortunate that in Zambia the majority of the electorate is illiterate.

    May the old man Sata’s soul rest in peace!!

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    • One day you will pull your head out of your back side and give your brain the oxygen it desperately needs.

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  23. Self-serving politics of the belly at its best! Atase. African /zambian politics is repulsive. Rainbow or UPND will get my family’s next votes! PF is now a den of thieves and the corrupt.

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    • Yep just as all other 1d!0ts will vote! That’s your right so go ahead and waste your tribal vote no one cares

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    • @Stella: why get so worked up with my choice? Who is being an id1ot here? And who told you I am tonga? I actually Bisa from Mpika! Silly nincompoop! Shaa!

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    • @ Stella

      It always amazes me when !mbeciles like you call others 1d!ots.

      I do pity you if that is the best your pea-size brain can produce.

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  24. I think MMD is finished completely under the current leadership looking at the lack of confidence from its members. It is sad, but freedom and human rights should move the Country forward with new politics.

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  25. DORA IS NOT NEEDED,TO HE’LL WITH HIS STRUCTURES,WE DON’T NEED THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO BE PF THEN WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF DEMOCRACY
    DORA SHOULD BE REJECTED ,HE CAN’T BRING ANYTHING GOOD TO PF,IF SHE WANT TO JOIN LET HER BE A MEMBER AND WAIT FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD TO BE ASSET IF SHE CAN COFORM TO PF IDEOLOGIES.PF IS NOT A DAMPING PLACE FOR FINISHED MMD.
    IF YOU BRING OUTSIDERS IN YOUR BED ,THE HOME IS FINISHED.THEY CAN STAY IN THE SITTING ROOM NOT THE BEDROOM

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  26. Congratulations to madam siliya with all of your branches and constituencies you know how to play to politics coming by elections for petauke upnd under 5 azalila. Ni white wash like masaiti. I thank you

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  27. Politicians of the berry will not take Zambia anywhere with such people.We need to groom new young ones pliz. why wasting resources at the last hour of the year, let the Provincial minister,DC,PS and Councillors continue to deliver in Petauke than just spending huge monies for only one person.

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  28. Mr Michael Chilufya Sata please come back and see the no sense coming from the man you trusted so much. All your enemies are back, including RB.

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  29. Correct me if Iam wrong Masebo moved from ZP to MMD to PF and now to UPND. Dora was worked in ZNBC, then ambassador in Egypt, then she was called by Manawasa to join MMD and to contest the Petauke seat. Now she has defected to PF. Now UPND guys who is a political prostitute between your Masebo and Dora?

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  30. I have not recognized Dora Silia as a member of PF. She still remains alien. She can’t just become PF member without undergoing thorough cleansing. I mean she has a lot of baggage that she has to shed.

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  31. If this is how stoopid politics is I will never be a politician!!

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  32. The fact that Ms Siliya can martial the whole lot of people without anyone questioning tells you what type of people she is leading. Blind loyalty. If it where others there would be shouts of tribalism. Since its others it is perfect.

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    • 35.well said, am from Petauke but I don’t support, the main problem is zambians have no political idealog.

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  33. The irony of politics is numbers where even political rejects (garbage) count. Pathetic!

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  34. Dora is practising sebana wi kute.
    Dora started her political prostitution in 2003 when Nevers Mumba disolved his party to join MMD.In 2001 she stood on NCC ticket and lost.After joining MMD together with Nevers,she was sent 2 Egypt while Nevers became the Vice president of Zambia.In 2006 she recontested the petauke seat under Mmd and won.

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  35. So where do we go from here? What happens when a chief says he is switching parties and is taking all his(her) subjects with him(her)? How sad that the same people who brought us multiparty democracy in Zambia (MMD) are now willfully working to destroy it.

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    • Where do we go from here? We go the way of UNIP. Remember UNIP survived only in the Eastern Province when the rest of the country went with MMD??? And then MMD has basically only remained in the Eastern Province when the rest of the country has either gone PF or UPND. This could spell disaster for PF if it allows itself to be taken over by the Eastern bloc, which seems most likely.

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  36. The only career with no morals and ethics. Ati ni sebana wikute boys girls 😀 !

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  37. HH with his minions is dead and buried. He was hoping that Dora will join him but which intelligent politician can honestly work for HH the self praised president?
    Only Maureen and dull Deepak. Not even Masebo has defected to UPND because deep down she knows that HH the under five will NEVER RULE OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.
    By the way, all contractors who had gone on recess are now back at work and with the monitoring of the projects, one can just watch as PF takes the country to prosperity. We have resolved that EDGAR Chagwa Lungu will be voted into power until he finishes his two terms.

    Keep working ba katakana, ZAMBIA loves you indeed. Not this bitter chap from Southern Province! He is such a dull boy.

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    • @ secret codeall contractors who had gone on recess are now back at work and with the monitoring of the projects, one can just watch as PF takes the country to prosperity…”

      It must be new breed of “invisible contractors” and new “invisible prosperity” which only blind servants of panga family can see.

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  38. Only a f00l can join UPND and hope to win in Eastern or any other PF strongholds!!!people like GBM,Masebo,Felix Mutati,Patrick Mucheleka days in parliament are numbered bcoz they cant retain their seats on UPND ticket in 2016!!!welcome to the winning team madam Dora Siliya!!!PF is the way to go and expect PF in power for next 20yrs!!!TRIBAL HH WILL BE RETIRED NEXT YEAR AFTER LOSING FOR A RECORD 5TH TIME!!!IFINTU NI LUNGU 2016!!!

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  39. Iwe chi secret code u are an *****. Think before opening your stinking mouth uttering rubbish .its a sin to call hh dull unless you are from the dead. Am not tonga but try civilization mwana wagalu wewo.

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  40. What a leader?Pf has become a useless party after they killed it’s founder.Nechimwana chilindwi meanwhile the father is being insulted left,right and centre even by chipelelo Dora.Ba GBM mudala lets go and compaign 4 HH in de non rebased N/PVINCE.

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  41. ATASE kwena hunger has made people lose integrity in Zambia. What breed are these politicians? its so disgusting

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    • Its actually the Zambians who disgust me for being so blind. No intellectual capacity at all. That’s why this country will continue to wallow in poverty while these turn coat politicians continue to enrich themselves. Balibelela ukuchula mwandi.

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  42. Very representative of politics in Zambia. Frankly, the people of Zambia are staying away from elections because they distrust the leadership in the country!

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  43. People you forget easily remember even the dangerous snake Michael Sata had approached Dora Siliya to join PF when she refused her seat was nullified. Spot on Dora, she is popular in petauke

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  44. These are politics of the belly. Politics in Zambia is not governed by ideologies, so i do not see any thing wrong with this move by SILIYA. We can bet, if only HH today I want to be a PF financial assistant, he can easily get it. Sometimes I wonder why we can not be a one party state as introduced to us by KK or we can have different parties from various regions ut sharing same outlook, thus calling for equal representation. Lungu must just make sure that he brings all the suggestions made by the opposition on board then he will have worn them and will agree with him and hence he can start ruling this country together with the opposition. One thing true, LUNGU realises that he never worn a lideslide and as such the more reason he is very good at bringing all proposals from the opposition

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  45. PF is becoming more of an attractive party after the demise of Sata, sorry to say. Sata and Kabimba made it very unattractive party.

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    • People used to say Sata will never be president much like some people say HH will never be one. Never say never. If it was not for HH’s arrogance he would have been president by now. He refused to be the junior partner in the PF-UPND pact. The pact would have won the 2011 election by a landslide and HH would have been Vice President for both the pact and government and would have been president after Sata’s death. Don’t be cheated. The Bembas and Tongas have worked together before. They formed a pact to have Simon Kapwepwe defeat Reuben Kamanga as UNIP Vice President at the Mulungushi Rock of Authority. The Easterners were so incensed and made Kapwepwe’s work so difficult that he had to leave UNIP to form his own party. “My people (the Bembas) are suffering because of me”, he said.

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