FODEP Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi
FODEP Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi

Forum for Democratic Process Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi has denied having any links to the opposition UPND.

Mr Chipenzi has also rubbished reports that he is seeking to stand for election as Siavonga MP in 2016 on the UPND ticket.

He said such reports are a creation of his enemies who are interested in diverting his attention from the constitution making process.

Mr Chipenzi said he has no intentions of going into active politics for now but that he will make it public when time comes for him to go into politics.

He stressed that his main preoccupation now is to fight for the enactment of a people driven constitution.

‘My detractors are trying to use some unorthodox methods to try and dilute my resolve as a person and that of the organization to fight for a new people driven constitution but I must assure them that on the people driven constitution, am resolved, regardless of what mud they want to through at me, what water they want to throw on me. My faith shall not be washed away by what they will bring on me,’ Mr Chipenzi said.

He added, ‘It doesn’t matter if I decide to go elsewhere. These reports about me and the UPNDS are unfortunate stories. If I want to stand, I will do that and I will appoint my spokesperson to speak for me.’

Mr Chipenzi clarified that the only association he has with the UPND is because of the fact that the party is a member of the Grand Coalition fighting for a new people driven constitution.

‘Before 2011, we all as NGOs supported the PF because they promised us a new constitution within 90 days. UPND is a member of the Grand Coalition and we are fighting this battle together, so we may join hands on similar issues but that does not mean I support the party,’ Mr Chpenzi said.

He said he has no interest in vying for the Siavonga seat because he does not even come from Siavonga but Chirundu.

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    • Mr.Chipenzi, you are most welcome to UPND and so are all progressive Zambians. Those that want a good constitution, this that are against repression and for freedom of expression and assembly are welcome to the UPND. Those that are against the archaic colonial Public Order Act, are welcome to the UPND.

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    • Sata promised you a new constitution within 90 days and you believed him; you must be very dull

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    • “The police are supposed to protect people, You don’t expect the police to rápé people in holding cells. No person should experience misfortune while in police custody.”

      Only in primitive societies would such be acceptable!

      I was also sexually abused by a Zambian police man at Lusaka’s Police Headquaters where even a mattress was kept just for ráping vulnerable women and girls

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  1. Just wondering…………. at the time of his birth Chirundu used to be part of Siavonga and I think Chirundu is politically still under Siavonga. To say he comes from Chirundu and not Siavonga is not a good enough reason why he can’t stand in Siavonga if he so wishes.

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  2. Have you ever head of anyone accepting any thing good? I thought it was in our culture, even when you are given some thing by some one and say thank you to him or her, usually they would say AA TAPALI, NEE mbubo, Iyayi Musakambe coco, AA Aki”cwalo. Our expressions are usually negative when we mean yes. So worry less about this gentleman.

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  3. Well it is a no brainer, they always start with a denial and rubbish the reports ..and then finally end up with taking the position and justifying it. That is just how a cookie crumbles in politics

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    • Just like Leonard Hikaumba, the reports are rubbi.shed at first. He never wanted to go for another term at ZCTU, thinking HeHimeslf would score the penalty on the 21st of Janaury. Leonard Hikaumba’s house is the Unproductive Party Now Defunct’s secretariat in Mongu. So ka Chipenzi go tell that to the cows, for we all know that deep inside you are a pathetic UpeND sympathiser! Actually all tongas are!

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  4. But this guy and his personal to holder organization amazes me mwandi… Is he not the same person that openly told Zambia that they were going to support upnd in the last election… Because as he had put it, the upnd had a proper road map for the constitution!??
    ati boza bati mambala!!

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  5. Arrest Chipenzi for actively engaging in xenophobia. “He said he has no interest in vying for the Siavonga seat because he does not even come from Siavonga but Chirundu.” This statement alone is evidence enough that Chipenzi is xenophobic against the people of Siavonga. His denial of being UPND cadre is hollow. UPND membership is ingrained all over his body. It is his trade mark.

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    • Kekekeke nice one there Khaks! This ka guy never ceases to amaze! Who cannot surely see the UPND colours all over his weak frame? Malabishi yeka yeka!

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  6. And I quote “Mr Chipenzi said he has no intentions of going into active politics for now but that he will make it public when time comes for him to go into politics.”

    What more proof do you people want that this guy has lined himself up for the Siavonga seat. He is just waiting for the UPND to start the process of adoption and he will apply. That is what he means when he says that he will announce when the time comes.

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    • You are spot on! This fella has put his intentions plainly in his denial. It is just a matter of time before he comes out in the open. Pity someone has pre-emptied his plans. It seems NGOs in Zambia are merely are a gateway into politics.

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  7. What this Chimpanzee is not telling Zambians is whether the constitution content will be different if enacted through parliament or referendum.
    Mr Chipenzi or Chimpanzee which ever applies to you. the content is what matters not the route to realize the objective.
    The content will be the same. So what is your problem. We know you have no problem but all you want is to be seen making noise and disturbing the President so that your under 5 hh could be seen to be relevant. Let this SINK in you Galu, hh chance was in 2015. He missed a penalty and scored in his own testicles which are still licking. hh needs to suture his licking testicles. This is where your effort is seriously required not in the misplaced arena, Chimpanzee

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  8. I have always said that these NGOs including my Caritas are now composed of people who have political ambitions. All they do is form or join a vocal group so that potential political groupings notice you. You become known so it become easier for you to be appointed by which ever party you prefer.

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  9. The name says it all…..!at chipenzi…!these are names associated with that same party.

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  10. He is jst scared coz if he comes out in the open,that will be the end of his NGO.all well wishers from abroad will stop funding the organisation.even now he is under pressure from the same donners.bane mulekeni kuti mwamuletelela pakalilo.

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  11. @Pato
    We know they get paid and we have accepted it
    But to keep twisting and changing goal posts is annoying
    All Zambians want a new constitution but are not agreement with this man way of thinking. But with this warped thinking he wants to speak on our behalf.
    Let him continue Ukulya but must be reasonable and not political

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  12. Do not comment much on this FELLOW.Mr.Chipenzi is LEOPARD and BLACK PAINT.
    Spots will come out………………soon.

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