Bowman Lusambo in the Mazabuka FM studio
Bowman Lusambo in the Mazabuka FM studio

KAMBWILI SHOULD TONE DOWN

LUSAKA—We find the recent statements by Information and Broadcasting Minister Chishimba Kambwili in bad taste and against the spirit of national building.

As Chief Government Spokesman, Mr Kambwili should be reminded that he holds a very strategic position in the nation and therefore should be very careful with his utterances.

His anti-Dora Siliya stance has exposed Mr Kambwili’s lack of leadership and his narrow view of politics. By continuously issuing disparaging remarks against Ms. Siliya, Mr Kambwili has managed to demonstrate his selfish and hypocritical stance on national issues.

By threatening to sell his soul to the devil, Mr Kambwili who vehemently claims to have been a loyal student of late President Michael Sata has gone against Mr Sata’s very principles and values.

President Sata always stood for reconciliation and forgiveness throughout his long political life.

His reconciliation with late President Levy Mwanawasa was well documented and well received. He also went on to reconcile with late Willie Nsanda, Sylvia Masebo and several of his at one time political adversaries.

Who then is Mr Kambwili to start issuing conditions to Ms Siliya before she could be embraced in the PF?

Mr Kambwili has also abused his position to issue distasteful statements against Mr Sunday Chanda, a key member of the PF Media Team.

As MMD youths, we want to warn irresponsible politicians like Mr Kambwili that they should not use young and emerging politicians like Mr Chanda only when it suits them.

We find it laughable that Mr Kambwili can today question the existence of Mr Chanda in the PF when he fully remembers the role that Mr Chanda, Brian Hapunda, Emmanuel Mwamba and many unsung heroes in the PF played to ensure that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu assumed office.

Mr Chanda along with several other young politicians stood by Mr Lungu’s through his many trials and tribulations when the likes of Mr Kambwili’s vowed that he will not stand on the PF ticket in the January 20 presidential election.

There is video and audio evidence of Mr Kambwili calling Mr Lungu all sorts of names prior to the election. What is however missing is evidence of Mr Kambwili apologising to the PF in general and President Lungu in particular over his diabolical conduct weeks before January 20 2015.

Our stance as MMD youths is that Ms Siliya just like any other politician has the right to belong to any political party of her choice without Mr Kambwili’s approval.

We will also not take kindly to the trend by the likes of Mr Kambwili to unfairly attack and harass young politicians in the manner he wants to do to Mr Chanda.

Mr Kambwili should be reminded that as young politicians, we stand together beyond partisan lines in the defence of our democracy. If one of us is attacked, it essentially means that all of us as young politicians have been assaulted and we shall rise to defend our role in Zambia’s politics.

Every Zambian knows that Ms. Siliya brings a lot of value to Zambian politics than what Mr Kambwili ever will and we therefore appeal to him to use his time in Eastern Province this week to reflect on his outbursts and tone down for the sake of national building.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Bowman calm down.

    You are mmd. Talk about your party and not PF.

    What on earth is wrong with the Zambian landscape of politics.

    The man talking is in the opposition he talks and commends anyone in the opposition. Party (PF) apart from Kambwili

    This is ludicrous.

    You may have a point but o would rather you tell us about MMD and not speak like a mouth piece of the PF

    Thanks
    BB2014

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    • The old man bowman still calls himself a youth? The guy is way over 35 years and still thinks he is a youth. Grow-up man. I honestly think that Dora is behind this. From the look of things Kabwili should just accept Dora (even if he is hurting about her language on Sata) otherwise, he is fighting a losing battle that will get him fired in PF. MMD is here to stay in PF.

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  2. Kambwili is a man of all seasons. How he opposed Lungu and finally earned himself such a big post is enough evidence. He appears not to change soon. Scare and rule is his style of leadership.

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    • They are greeting into PF’s skin and soon they will control if while using the name of Sata (the man they hated ) to keep your unsuspecting support.

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  3. Bowman is a MMD cadre, How come talking about something under the party where he does not belong? This man talks much without thinking.

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  4. Kambwili runs the very serious risk of losing any semblance of credibility on the Zambian political landscape, what with his penchant for continuous and rabid-dog innocuous commentaries on each and every issue. We could start looking for a replacement candidate in the 2016 PF parliamentary race, at this rate!

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  5. How can MMD fight for Dora to join PF are you mad? This is a PF matter you can not force people on them if anything you should be very worried that you are losing members or MPS to the PF. You have a president who is useless in MMD of late he has even gone underground looking for a job from H.E Lungu which he should not be given because last time he was posted abroad he abused his position and stole money this matter is still in court.

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  6. It is like there is a very thin line between PF and MMD. I cant tell whether Lusambo is talking as MMD or PF. I am just waiting to see these two parties merge. It will be disaster. For the old they will resist to be taken over and for the new comers, with the help of RB,they will fight to do away with anything to do with Sata.

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  7. A football match you cannot afford to miss comes this weekend between our very own National Disaster Team Vs ……….

    National Disaster Team Line-up:
    Coach: first Female Coach: Dora Siliya:
    Referee:Muliokela.
    Linesperson: Jean Kapata
    Linesperon2: Mumbi Phiri
    Team Doctor: …………..
    Match Commissioner: mr doctor professor George Mpombo
    1;Goalkeeper: Frank Bwalya
    2: Bowman Lusambo
    3: Sunday Chanda
    4: Brian Haapunda
    5: Chishimba Kambwili
    6:Michael Kaingu
    7: Obvious Mwaliteta.
    8: Nevers Mumba
    9: Emmanuel Mwamba
    10. Harry Kalaba
    11; Yamfwa Mukanga
    Reserves
    Mike Mulongoti
    Rafa Nakachinda
    Richwell Syamunene
    Grayford Monde

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  8. I have been saying it on this same online that NEVERS MUMBA is a crooked pastor and likes hiding or using other people to get what he wants. It is NEVERS MUMBA who is talking through BOWMAN LUSAMBO because he wants a job from PF, it is time for TRUE MMD members to stand up and denounce this pastor who is killing the Party because of his greedy. Every sane MMD member will agree with me that Bowman Lusambo he speaks for NENVERS MUMBA that is why he is not being disciplined even if insults other people because he ha s blessings of this fake and crooked pastor its annoying to see how this great party is being destroyed by this chap and people are quiet. Its not fair to some of us who believes ideology of MMD to se it die like this at the hands of few greedy lupens hiding in the name of God

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  9. We are not against other people joining PF that has been the nature of zambians. One thing we shall never accept is insulting sata. Dora insulted sata yet she wants PF. Lets work on our ability to respect others. Those joining PF should regard themselves as new comers

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  10. Look who is talking! MMD cadre talking like a Panga Family cadre. One may wonder what some people uses to think. I guess he uses his boozzy

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  11. Its agony!fighting for your member to be accepted in another party.For sure,this is a fools paradise.

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  12. Where on earth is the MMD President? He has been very quiet. It is clear he does not want to upset the applecart (PF). He wants a job. So why did Nevers Mumba make such a fuss during elections and fighting with RBand everyone else when he has not added any value to the party?

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