Former Acting President Dr Guy Scott handing over the instruments of Power to President Edgar Lungu during the Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on January 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Former Acting President Dr Guy Scott handing over the instruments of Power to President Edgar Lungu during the Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on January 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has appointed republican vice president Inonge Wina as vice president of the Patriotic Front (PF) replacing Lusaka Central Member of Parliament (MP) Guy Scott.

Mr Lungu has also appointed PF legal and disciplinary committee chairperson Ngosa Simbyakula as national chairperson of the ruling party with immediate effect.

Dr Simbyakula takes over from Ms Wina who is also Nalolo MP.

According to a statement released today to the media by special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda, the duo’s appointments are pursuant to the powers vested in Mr Lungu under Article 16 of the PF constitution.

President Lungu has demanded a clear line of command and authority in ruling party and government ahead of the 2016 general elections.

He said he was confident that Ms Wina and Dr Simbyakula would effectively work with PF Secretary General, Davies Chama to mobilise the party at all levels.

“These appointments will help a great deal in the synchronisation of the party and government activities and eliminate as many areas of conflict of authority as possible by making it clear that the State and party vice-president will deputise me smoothly unless there are compelling reasons why she cannot,” he said.

In a related development, President Lungu has appointed Commissioner of Lands, Barnaby Mulenga as Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection permanent secretary.

Mr Mulenga will be sworn-in at State House tomorrow .

Meanwhile, Mr Lungu has sent a message of condolences to the family of late Bangweulu PF MP Chifita Matafwali who died in India on Wednesday.

The President said he learnt of Mr Matafwali’s demise with great sadness and hoped that his family would take comfort in the gracious cover of God during this time of sorrow.

The President has since directed Cabinet office to arrange for Works, Supply, Transport and Communication deputy Minister Mutaba Mwali and Kawambwa PF MP Nixon Chilangwa to travel to India to repatriate Mr Matafwali’s body.

The two would be accompanied by Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila.

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44 COMMENTS

    • hope the spirit of late michael sata is watching how his best friend scott is being treated by a group of daluted pf calling itself double sim

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    • The President has since directed Cabinet office to arrange for Works, Supply, Transport and Communication deputy Minister Mutaba Mwali and Kawambwa PF MP Nixon Chilangwa to travel to India to repatriate Mr Matafwali’s body.

      I strongly disagree with President Lungu on this. What is High commissioner staff for? They can get the body balmed and transported. We are a poor nation and stop wasting money on such unnecessary activities. Save money for the needy who are alive than wasting on dead persons.

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    • Another mess, why is Amos involved in PF affairs? Are their no people at the congested PF secretariat?
      sorry PF for loss of Guy Scott and Matafwali.

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    • The PF govt is wasteful, even a sad event as a funeral, they see an opportunity for “tourism” by send a bunch of Ministers on tax payers tab to do a job Embassy staff in India could have done. All this happening when salaries for civil servants are delayed for almost a month

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    • There is no embassy of zambia in India for so many officials to go and repatriate a body?

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  1. You mean there are no competent people to put a corpse on a plane at the ZHC in India Shuwa?????

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    • The President has since directed Cabinet office to arrange for Works, Supply, Transport and Communication deputy Minister Mutaba Mwali and Kawambwa PF MP Nixon Chilangwa to travel to India to repatriate Mr Matafwali’s body.

      I strongly disagree with President Lungu on this. What is High commissioner staff for? They can get the body balmed and transported. We are a poor nation and stop wasting money on such unnecessary activities. Save money for the needy who are alive than wasting on dead persons.

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  2. Zambian Politics never cease to amuse me. I am pretty certain Guy Scott must have surrendered this thing willingly; I would…

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  3. Guy Scott was the best. He worked to ensure the orangutans did not have it easy for our good.

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  4. ECONOMY YAVUTA! !!! BOMA YA BROKER. ECONOMY ECONOMY. MUKUTI FYOOOO?! ECONOMY YAVUTA. KEKEKEKE

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    • You are stupid. Moronic and have a vast inferiority complex. He was Sata’s right hand man when the took the reserves that Mwanawasa left and crook RB and have us with a $4.8 billion external debt. Next time think before saying mundane statements because you want to appease your UPND base. Zambia is in better hands than nepotistic clowns. Change is not easy, but we are getting there.

      Viva President Nawakwi.

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  5. Am so broke…the money is not easy to come by. am a teacher and I do not know when I will get paid….

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    • The President has since directed Cabinet office to arrange for Works, Supply, Transport and Communication deputy Minister Mutaba Mwali and Kawambwa PF MP Nixon Chilangwa to travel to India to repatriate Mr Matafwali’s body.

      I strongly disagree with President Lungu on this. What is High commissioner staff for? They can get the body balmed and transported. We are a poor nation and stop wasting money on such unnecessary activities. Save money for the needy who are alive than wasting on dead persons.

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    • Kekekeke after the elections in 2016 when the government changes, so until then you better start giving fee paying extra lessons, sorry chum; we may laugh about it but it is sad that our country has dropped this low.

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  6. At least we all saw this coming! I am surprised that Guy Scott was not replaced sooner after the elections. It was just a matter of time. And it makes sense to have Inonge as VP for the party too. We also all know that that Simbyakula is not only a childhood buddy of Lungu but the two were classmates at UNZA. Given a choice Lungu would have made Simbyakula VP long ago but in politics time is of essence. Strategy too is critical. It would be interesting to know how this is sitting with the bemba clique in PF? Unfortunately not many can fault simbyakula. He has the academic credentials. He like Lungu is not a politician. He has always risen on the goodwill of colleagues. He was made PS in the MMD government courtesy of Mwanawasa and Minister in PF courtesy of Sata and now chair coz of ECL.

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  7. Demoting guy scot is long overdue. It’s high time scot started working or he resign as MP of lusaka central province

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  8. At time its good to appreciate the builders of the house you are living in, they might have a secrete or two so that when your house starts fulling apart you can call on them for help. GS built PF with Sata and he might know one or two things that made the party tick, so ba EL do not get over exited with the power you have at the moment you might need these guys when the going gets tough.

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    • Were you there in the yellow maize years? If not, please do not praise people for the sake of posterity. Let them show us how the earned their way to your hearts. Lungu should systematically remove all cliques, it’s our country not a special interest NGO.

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    • Imwe naimwe Scot nakota lekeni atushe…..we dont want him to be a campaign minus in 2016.Not long ago you and your UPND and ZWD were busy saying the man has parkinsons desease.Now that we want him to take the bench you want to say all sorts of things.The man has not been expelled but only relieved of his active roles.What is wrong with you fi UP N DOWN kanshi.

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  9. All I can say is I find it prophetic that the PF have actually appointed HH as KACHEMA. This means CARETAKER. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT ZAMBIA NEEDS. A GOOD SHEPPARD. TWA TOTELLA BA PF PAKU TUPELA KACHEMA WESU!

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  10. According to google, “He joined the United Party for National Development under the leadership of Anderson Mazoka, but later switched to the Patriotic Front (PF) led by party founder Michael Sata.

    After the PF won the 2011 election, Lungu became Junior Minister in the Vice President’s office.” Sikote you and Sata are my true heroes!! You are the real PF

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  11. Scot jas done his part let him rest.Even Mwanawasa retired Sikatana when his best art became that of dozingbat important events.Scot can not even be heard when he talks these days.The man needs a rest kwasila…

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  12. Scott being the best president ever is a fuss if not a yap.
    Scott never acted as republican vice president whenever Sata left the country. So when did he become the best. Just because he made EL nearly lose an elections, he must be the best. This is why you fail to read political indicators. No sane leader would spare Scott in what he did. His action divided PF and PF is no longer the same. But at least healing is slowly taking place. Inonge deserves what he she is today both Republican Vice President and PF Veep. This is clarity that she takes over as Republican President should anything incapacitating occurs to EL. Only issue is whether Inonge will be accepted by the whole country is the issue and future of PF. These are real and hard facts

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  13. For your own information, there are still a lot of changes to come before your 2016 elections. We still have some in the PF leadership that are yet to be dropped, and this is serious. All these people you see being joviol in PF from the North are actually yet to pack their bags and that will be the beginning of PF crubbling down. PF is yet to come to its knees soon, mark my word.

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  14. What type of democracy is this? Why cant party senior positions be filled through an election. This simply means no one can disagree with their appointing authority.

    If it was UPND someone would have said there is no internal party democracy. No wonder some one was talking of one party politics.

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    • There has never been democracy in PF. It was always a Sata, big man, one man party. When PF won the elections, it was actually Sata who won. And he could insult any PF MP or Minister ( and he did so often) because they were actually not leaders in there own right. Kaunda would never have insulted Kapwepwe or Changufu or Nalumino Mundia even at the height of his power.
      Lungu himself only became President because of a fabrication that he had been chosen by Sata as successor. He is using the same instruments Sata used to run the Party even though he does it with some moderation.
      Actually, Zambians have no intrinsic desire for Democracy. On balance MMD was always more democratic than PF. Zambians do not vote on the basis of democratic credentials but on the basis of who they hate more.

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  15. small brains learn from the masters ,air services does not allow a body on the plane without some one accompanying it.ask before you open your dirty hungary hyena mouth,go ethiopian airline ,kenya airline and ask.how many bodies have we accompanied from abroad small brains ,?

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    • I work for the airline industry and lots of bodies are shipped in cargo without friends or relatives on the flight, and even if it was the case why send 3 people to collect him , wasted money for living Zambians
      In fact just cremate him like most Indians do in India and post home the remains!!. Zambians must remember MP’s are elected by the people and are public servants, thus servants of the public not the other way around. If he had money to fly to India for the operation his family can pay for his return.

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  16. UPND chap just go and have a convention to elected your party president the one you have is defective.you have failed to remove him becos of small kwacha he has,try nicholus or garry the ones may be you mit be second in 2016,mulyokela mit bit you

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  17. My Guy Scott,I loved pf because of the wise man Guy,Now PF is finished.Pf was built by the white guy.

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  18. If all posts in this party are appointed by the President then it is a Dynosaur of a party which we must discard. In the democratic era we live in it is people that talk. The people need to make decisions. Not one overpowerful individual. Any party not doing this is a relic. PF must be stopped from taking Zambia back to dictatorship

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  19. Come 2016 we are going to kick these brats out of power. We need real brains to govern us. Flight HH

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  20. Honestly how old is Inonge Wina? Can she truly handle what is on her plate? What happened to election of party positions? If there is no democracy in the party how do we expect democracy in the country? Very sad!

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