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Kambwili threaten to terminate UPND Member Syakalima’s UNZA Lecturing contract

Headlines Kambwili threaten to terminate UPND Member Syakalima's UNZA Lecturing contract

Sports and Youth Minister Chishimba Kambwili
Minister Chishimba Kambwili

GOVERNMENT has admonished United Party for National Development (UPND) presidential advisor Douglas Syakalima over his continued disparaging remarks against President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF) administration.

Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday that Mr Syakalima had continued disparaging the Presidency on flimsy grounds such as information contained in a story attributed to him in yesterday’s edition of the Post newspaper.

Mr Kambwili said as a former Member of Parliament (MP) who served in various Committees of the House, Mr Syakalima was in a better position to understand the etiquette of MP’s hence the Government’s concern over his disrespect towards the President.

“One expects Mr Syakalima to be respectful, decent and honourable in commenting on national issues, the Presidency, in particular.

“It is therefore, unacceptable and unbecoming of Mr Syakalima, a former legislator, to callously issue disparaging remarks against the Head of State for no plausible reason,” Mr Kambwili who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister said.

He said Mr Syakalima’s morbid hatred for President Lungu would not help him politically but may just serve to destroy the moral fibre of the country as young people were meant to think that insulting a Head of State was normal.

Mr Kambwili said as a lecturer at one of the country’s high institutions of learning, the University of Zambia (UNZA),Mr Syakalima was expected to inculcate good morals in the youth particularly students.

The Minister said partisan politicking as being practised by Mr Syakalima was not allowed in institutions of learning because it only served to negatively influence students and disrupt their concentration on studies.

He threatened that Government would be left with no option than to recommend the termination of Mr Syakalima’s contract as he had continued to engage in partisan politics.

“Government, therefore, wonders whether politically charged lecturers like Mr Syakalima should continue serving in the University or indeed other institutions of higher learning.

“If Mr Syakalima continues with his conduct, Government will be left with no option but recommend the termination of his contract,” Mr Kambwili said.

This year, Mr Syakalima has made headlines in the Post Newsaper against President Lungu.

Yesterday, the Post Newspaper quoted him as saying that Zambia has a lazy President whose success only shows in tailor-made suits. In August, Mr Syakalima was again quoted saying that said President Lungu also needed a lot of rest, and not alcohol, because of his health condition.

“Because of his physical health, he easily becomes fatigued without doing anything. But when he is fatigued like that, he goes on beer. He has an alcohol problem,” he said. Syakalima said there was also need for the Head of State to start going to the gym so that alcohol could be removed from his system.

85 COMMENTS

  1. Fire this fake lecturer …why are you wasting time. He is being disrectifuk to the Chancellor of UNZA who happens to be the President.

    • People that have never been to proper universities do not understand what academic freedom is. And what are the disparaging remarks…we have seen pictures of Edgar sleeping at public events, does questioning that amount to disparaging remarks?

    • @Umuntu it is clearly evident from your post that you know little about the UNZA set up. The last Chancellor of UNZA, who was a head of state is Dr. K.D. Kaunda. FYI, the Chancellor of UNZA is Dr. J.M. Mwanza.

    • Ba kambwili verbal diarrhoea yachilamo mwe. Can some one take this imbecile for treatment.

      This explains why his wife left him and remained in the UK. Which good woman can put up with such id1ocy and stupidity.

      Kambwili is a f00l of all f00ls in PF.

    • If he says stuff in the classroom, you may have a little chance to begin talking about him. Just to begin talking about Syakalima. If not, bwana, he will drag your a.ss to court.

      In any case, have you thought about the students? It seems all Kashimba Chimbwili is doing these days is defending the president. Only the weak need to be defended.

      Awisi Tasila is a weak man. His weakness is misconstrued for humbleness. No, he is weak!

    • Kekekeke kekekeke kekeke Kekekeke kekekeke!

      PF is 100% Pathetic Failures. Enjoy the load shedding, the Kwacha and economy melting like soap before summer time. Well Kambwili fix the kwacha and economy, NOT people or lecturers!

      BANDIT saga is Kambwili the bully.

      PF 6 months left until you’re democratically VOTED OUT.

      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

    • Oh so these are the buffoons who have been deceiving themselves that they are intellectuals. How come most of us from UNZA don’t seem to know of his research works? And by the way, what is his academic background? I can only guess that aba ku chikwakwa.

    • @kopaladotcom, don’t show your ignorance. Douglas Syakalima is a lecturer in the School of Law at UNZA. He was a lecturer in the same school prior to becoming an MP.

    • Ati Syakalima an intellectual – my foot!!! Just from his fuulish rantings above one does not need to think twice about the type of character this fellow is – a senior adviser to someone aspiring to become president – what a joke!!!!

  2. In case you’re wondering how to fix the Kwacha, here’s the key: ENSURE THERE’S NO POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN OUR UNIVERSITIES. INVEST IN THEM SO THEY BECOME EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES. THEN INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM THE REGION AND BEYOND CAN COME AND SPEND THEIR DOLLARS IN ZAMBIA. ALAS, THIS MAY NOT HAPPEN AS LONG AS THE CURRENT KAMBWILI MINDSET CONTINUES TO CHARACTERIZE OUR POLITICS. MWE BENA ZAMBIA, SHI SHIBUKENI. ALA UMUNGELI TAKESE LUNGISHYA ICHALO IYO. OUR SOLUTIONS ARE IN OUR MOUTHS AND IN OUR HEADS.IF OTHERS DID IT, WE CAN ALSO DID IT…LET’S ORGANIZE OURSELVES AND CUT OUT THE PETTINESS.

    • I think Chishimba Chimbwi and his govt must concentrate all their energy on fixing the problems engulfing these institutions of higher learning instead of trying to fix anyone talking ill of their lord, Jameson Lungu.

    • @kayula how would he (Douglas) know because each paperID is just a mumber at that point? Either you didn’t go far in school or you are a PF kaponya riff raff who is afraid as always!

    • Kayula……kkkkkkk

      You have never been to UNZA or even college…..exam scripts just bear numbers and are not all marked by the lecturer. In addition, the marking is vetted on sample basis for consistency !

    • someone who cant spell insult clearly cant know that exam scripts are identified by a computer number. Go back to grade seven bwana. you clearly have some unfinished business with the Examination Council of Zambia

  3. If you have been to university, you will know that 90% of lecturers and tutors take political sides and they clearly state this as they are lecturing. So it means terminating all of them’s contracts. In Zambia, anything can happen as those in power only care about there long live in reaping public resources than anything else.

    • Insulting the intelligence of the voters that voted for him!

      Can PF and especially this loudmouth start fixing problems instead of talking rubbish day after day?

      Does this F00L of a Kambwili really think the solution to LOAD SHEDDING, JOB LOSSES, and a collapsing KWACHA is starting a childish fight against an UNZA lecturer?

      He must be the dullest person on Earth!

  4. Chimbwili, Chimbwili, Chimbwili yateke panshi. It seems you now exercising too much power than ecl. There is no day that escapes your rantings. Everything and anything should bow down to you. A bullet is good for your ear or forehead. You must be the devil’s reincarnation. Kana timvele.

    • If he says stuff in the classroom, you may have a little chance to begin talking about him. Just to begin talking about Syakalima. If not, bwana, he will drag your a.ss to court.

      In any case, have you thought about the students? It seems all Kashimba Chimbwili is doing these days is defending the president. Only the weak need to be defended.

      Awisi Tasila is a weak man. His weakness is misconstrued for humbleness. No, he is weak!

  5. I meant lungu s trip…not lunch…what happened to ecl trip to Kenya.can someone even Amos clarify.is it the economic heat?

    • My suggestion is that HH pays Jameson Lungu his Kenya trip forgone allowances.

      Ratio decindi (reason for ruling):

      When Jameson Lungu is assured of pocket money, he will stay in Zed to use the office of President to fix the dollar which will benefit HH and other Zedians; and HH won’t even feel the impact on his magnificent wealth…it’s a win-win!!

  6. If PF lose the public’s favor at some point (may be a day or a even millennia from now) it will be because they will have drowned in Kambwili’s vomit. The man is a bunch of despicable trash! The likes of such witless demagogues as Kambwili have always accelerated the downfall of their political parties, as UNIP will admit about Kamalondo and William Tekere Banda of old; MMD about Sata of Chiluba’s era and Shikapwasha of Mwanawasa’s etc. Just when I thought Pilato was a PF killer, here comes Kambwili to talk his party to death! I feel for Edgar and his acute blindness.

  7. @Me-in addition to that,at higher institutions of learning where radicalists are taught,lecturers have ‘academic immunity’,though not at Copperstone University!

  8. Ba Kambwili, icalo tacitalala nga umusunga. Cimbi ni ichi, akamana ukupoma ni pamabwe. There Can Never Be a King Without people, We The People choose leaders, therefore, we have every right to speak against erring leadership. Ba Mudala forget about politics of the belly and for once think twice before you say something.

  9. terminate the contract Hon.for this chi Ngombe lecturer,let him join his brother HH,useless man,how do bite the finger that is feeding you? nowonder students behavior cannot be ok being tutored by such kind of people.its a shame.

  10. Kambwili should be thankful that syakalima has given advice to the president especially regarding beer
    Don’t say you were not advised

  11. this so called minister does he think with his balls or what? No wonder mumbi phiri said she doesn’t like guys with big bellies coz cant see thier dicks. I agree with her thats why he just barks without thinking. Does it mean civil servants cant belong to any political party, RB by law is not supposeed to engage in active politics but he is campinging for lungu and mr dick head kambwili attacks others. Foolish man.
    Need a man to marry but not this one

  12. Can he start by firing all DCs and permanent secretaries whom we have seen in PF govt practicing partisan politics? Why was DC in Lubansenshi beaten? DCs and permanent secretaries are supposed to be civil servants and professionals but PF has turned these to be cadres just like in UNIP era.

  13. Syakalima was lecturer & UPND member well before PF government was born. Now Kmbwili thinks he owns UNZA & knows better than those dons! Something has gone wrong somewhere.

    • Bullsh11t! You are the chaps who have even brought the standards of UNZA to go down producing quarter baked graduates.
      So scrutinize the people looking for employment in our new Universities, we don’t want moles in learning institutions. Instead of focusing on challenging students with coming up with real world problems, he is busy occupying and using Government resources for his failed political nonsense.
      Let him go and join his brother kachema number 1, the Under 5.

    • Kopala: “challenging his students to come up with real world problems…”
      Hehehe! This is so much like Kambwili. Just because there is a mic in front of you, does not mean you must speak in it. Similarly, just because you have access to the internet, does not mean you must comment…

  14. Lecturers, like members of the armed forces…MUST BE LOYAL TO THE RULING GOVERNMENT. This is a well-proven, and tested, socialist principle. Burnham, Nyerere and Kaunda propagated this idea in the 1970’s…and it worked. Food for thought guys?

    • “Burnham, Nyerere and Kaunda propagsted this idea … and it worked”???? No, it did not work. That is why there is multi party politics in both Tanzania & Zambia. Kaunda supported Savimbi while UNZASU supported Agostino Neto. It is called freedom of thought and speech. Leave Syakalima alone.

  15. Oh no, now we understand why the University of Zambia (UNZA) has been decaying slowly but surely. Why have such people like Syakalima in our higher institutions? The man spends Government time and money busy insulting the President and PF Government and forgetting to do his research.
    Is he not the one who has even mobilized other lecturers to withhold results for our innocent children? Come on, don’t even waste time, just terminate the characters’ contract on the basis of non performance and failure to deliver. Ask him how many research papers has he produced currently to warrant him his stay at UNZA? These are public institutions and if he cant respect President Lungu and PF Government which pays him, fire him and let him find some private thing to waste time on.
    Lets not waste…

    • kolopadotcom Just how dull can you possibly be? Do you really think that Jamesoni Lungu and Disaster Kambwili are personally paying the costs of the University?

      The University is a NATIONAL Institution, paid for by PUBLIC MONEY that has come from the taxes of the PEOPLE of Zambia.

      And Zambians of any color or class or political affiliation have every right to have their say on how the country is being run. It is called FREEDOM of EXPRESSION!

      Universities are where young people learn to think independently. Which is exactly the thing that these PF clowns have never managed, and the reason for the decay and collapsing ECONOMY!

    • kolopadotcom Just how dull can you possibly be? Do you really think that Jamesoni Lungu and Disaster Kambwili are personally paying the costs of the University from their own money?

      The University is a NATIONAL Institution, paid for by PUBLIC MONEY that has come from the taxes of the PEOPLE of Zambia.

      And Zambians of any color or class or political affiliation have every right to have their say on how the country is being run. It is called FREEDOM of EXPRESSION!

      Universities are where young people learn to think independently. Which is exactly the thing that these PF clowns have never managed, and the reason for the decay and collapsing ECONOMY!

  16. Data first Mr Kambwili. Do you know what is contained in UNZA autonomy articles?. If you fire him, I bet you wanna just make him rich, for he’s gonna for sure sue big time.

  17. Think sir you have got things wrong. Iff his conduct in class is acceptable by the university live it alone. If he gets fired today because you dont like him then the is something is wrong with you but if he has broken the law then its your job to report it to the police. Rule of Law above all. The University has people who make sure that they employ the right people you must trust that process. As Zambians lets learn that just because someone does not support us we should threaten his livelihood.

  18. @Kayula! Don’t comment on issues you don’t understand and expose your very humble education background! Kanshi uli cikopo fye! No wander you support PF!

    • Ichikopo niwe mumbwe, its “wonder” and NOT “wander” ha ha ha ha ha ha ……………..Ati Syakalima is an intellectual, why is he a lecturer if he has some brains and not a business guru like Dangote?

  19. Kambwili full of shit in his mouth. ..Syakalaima is educated..who will suffer if he stops lecturing? Will and can the said ***** conduct lectures?

  20. KAMBWILI YOUR HEAD IS THICK AND WATER-LOGGED! SYAKALIMA IS A ZAMBIAN AND AN INTELLECTUAL, ONE OF THE FEW ZAMBIANS WHO SHOULD HELP MANY OTHER SILENT ZAMBIANS WHO ARE DYING IN THEIR SILENCE AT THE BRUTAL HAND OF VISION-LESS LUNGU AND HIS COHORTS WHO ARE BUSY LOOTING OUR RESOURCES, WITH LUNGU SLEEPING ON DUTY WHILE HE ASSIGNS HIS BOYS TO LOOT ON HIS BEHALF. LEAVE SYAKALIMA ALONE. HE IS AN ASSET TO THE NATION.

  21. @ Mr. Kolopadotcom Just how dull can you possibly be? Do you really think that Jamesoni Lungu and Disaster Kambwili are personally paying the costs of the University from their own money? Universities are where young people learn to think independently. Which is exactly the thing that these PF clowns have never managed, and the reason for the decay and collapsing ECONOMY! The University is a NATIONAL Institution, paid for by PUBLIC MONEY that has come from the taxes of the PEOPLE of Zambia.
    And Zambians of any color or class or political affiliation have every right to have their say on how the country is being run. It is called FREEDOM of EXPRESSION!

  22. Comment: ba kambwili u always behave like a baby crying every day u re only fat bt no brian in yo head u always dream firing pipo bt dt forget that one day u will be fired aswell. CHIWAMILA IMBWA KULUMA MBUZI not MBUZI KULUMA IMBWA. Always try to think b4 u vomit yo words. U think pf will b in power forever the answer z BIG NO.next year u re the pipo who will be crying without resting u think zambian pipo r foolish like u last warning i dt want to hear u again saying of firing pipo, are u the one gave them jobs? Foolish minister

  23. Presidential seat is Holy. Leaders in this seat abuse it. Get an advise even from a fool. He may be foolish only in few things but not all. Be careful Minister heed to advise you are too threatening, cool down and communicate correctly. we are leaving in an error of ict. Information easily flows and nothing is hidden.
    Good lack

  24. IT PUZZLES ME WHEN I SEE AND HEAR KAMBWILI ON THE MEDIA. WHY DOES HE NOT LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE CRYING THAT THINGS ARE NOT GOOD? WHETHER YOU ARE IN PF OR NOT , THINGS ARE TOUGH AND ONLY THOSE WHO ARE STEALING FROM THE POOR PEOPLE WILL EVER SAY THINGS ARE OKEY.

    KAMBWILI ONE DAY WILL MEET THE WATERLOO. PF GUYS WHEN YOU ARE DRUNK PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE CHILDREN WHO ARE DYING WITH HUNGER. YOU ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ESCALATING PRICES OF GOODS IN SHOPS. JOBS ARE A PROBLEM, UBWALI WILL SEE YOU OUT OF OFFICE AND DONT TAKE PEOPLE FOR GRANTED WHEN YOUR TUMMIES ARE GROWING BIGGER AND BIGGER EVERYDAY MUKAPOMPOLOKA NAIMWE

  25. Comment: You heard that one opposition party has sourced huge sum of money for campaigning in the forth coming 2016 elections. If this is true,don’t you think that at the same time that this money can be used for confusion. Let’s no one sell this country. A desperate person is a dangerous person. Don’t say you were not told,coz i will remind remind you when the time comes.

    • It is PF who has recruited PF cadre and criminals who were released from prison into Police this year. Since when did a 35 and 40 years old recruited to Lilayi and Kamfinsa? Police has been thrown in the hands of thugs.

  26. Obatala, thats mediocrity kind of thinking, that, the only proper university in Zambia is just UNZA. By the way, what is ‘proper’. Don’t be left out, there is revolution and evolution with regard to education in the World, Zambia inclusive.

  27. Why do people get so blinded when they’re in power? Kambwili has forgotten that Dr Chileshe Mulenga while working for Unza was PF Director of Research prior to 2006 elections. Dr Mulenga was never threatened with dismissal by Levy. During Chiluba regime, Tiyaonse Kabwe, Prof Mvunga, Bwendo Mulengela and many UNIP heavyweights were actively involved in politics while working as Unza lecturers. You may recall how Kabwe stormed ZNBC and attempted to beat up a Minister, Lemmy Mushota who was on a live program. MMD never threatened him with dismissal. Why do Zambians forget easily? How about ZED President, Dr Fred Mtesa?

    • I am disappointed with Ba CK……I used to think you were Presidential material but now I have my doubts. Remember that you will not be in that position forever. People will really pursue you after you are out of office. Not everyday shall be Christmas. Your memory ba CK is full and I think you need to buy some bigger space. I am disappointed with your attitude and approach with life “zee bigge!”

  28. Libala ward you are just ok, the guy just knows lunch, supper, food, potbelly & jameson. Mumbi Phiri confirmed this the other day.
    As for the Kenya trip, Kaizer Zulu lied to him, there was no such invitation.

  29. Kambwili and other bloggers’ ignorance is very, very embarrassing and worrying. First, no one apart from the University Council has the power to terminate an academic member of staff’s contract. Not even the Minister of Education has such powers. The process of terminating a lecturer’s contract is not as easy as it may appear to those who are unfamiliar with the rules and regulations governing the operations of the university. Please take the time to acquaint yourselves with the University Act or the Higher Education Act which has superseded it to avoid exposing your ignorance. Second, Douglas Siakalima is not a lecturer at the University of Zambia. He was lecturer at UNZA many, many years ago. He is now a lecturer at the privately run Zambia Open University.

  30. @Kolopadotcom! Uli cikopo nge mbwa inobe Kayula! To you a person with brains should be a business guru? Then your Lungu you support must be a very dull idi0t. You know that HH is bright but why do you continue pretending you maggot! Get a life, be reasonable for once.

  31. Kambwili, shut up man, you are always yapping about nothing, ever heard of Freedom of Expresion? Tell your Mumbi Phiri to choose what she says first. Clean up your house first before you go cleaning your neighbours house; You are an over inflated balloon that makes alot of noise when the air is released; In fact die a little;

  32. Pink toe and Harold Muna

    Kambwili does not even have the authority to recommend the termination of any lecturer’s contract. The university operates very autonomously on such matters. So Kambwili is just wasting his time.

    As for Siakalima, he was indeed once a lecturer in Psychology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, but not any more. He has the record of having been one of the very few lecturers to have been petitioned by his own students for incompetence.

    At one time, when he was a lecturer at UNZA, him and his unruly friends, were made to sweep Lusaka Playhouse for a week on account of drunken behavior!

  33. Ba Kambwili I think you are failing in your responsibility.All the time you would love to fix everyone starting with the Post to any private citizen. We all remember how you almost sold your soul to the devil over Dora Siliya. Have you managed to find your soul? Wrong approach ba Sir. Let the ministry of Education charge Douglas using the normal disciplinary procedure and have him fired if found guilt. Are you the President of this country Mr. Kambwili? ECL must be worried with such type of people in his cabinet. These are what we call bullies and of course dictators. Sometimes it pays just to keep quite and make people look foolish without you responding. Remember FTJ…..he was good at that he really managed to run for two terms and even attempted a third term. If you are going to…

  34. @Umuntu Mutwe
    Don’t be emotional; Syakalima has been exercising his freedom of speech.The PF should tolerate criticizm: how many times did late Michael Sata insult Rupiah Banda?When Sata was in opposition he never hesitated to use undiplomatic language against Banda.

  35. If Syakalima is still lecturer at UNZA, then he is just a part time lecturer in Psychology. Otherwise, he has been working at RUSANGU UNIVERSITY. His former department at UNZA has been reluctant to have him back as he rarely lectures and digresses into talking politics in his lectures. He was also using his office for meeting UPND cadres. Indeed, students used to complain about his truancy or absence from lectures. The character is nothing else but a hot head!!!

  36. Lungu didn’t go to Kenya because he told the Zambia National Soccer team, on tv, to go and beat Kenya at their home turf so that he could then go and boast with a bottle of Jameson.

    The Kenyans cancelled the invitation immediately they lost.

  37. Why does kambwili always issue threats? Does he think he has held everyone by their balls? This is what happens when a country gives power to thugs.

  38. Fire Syakalima who is no longer an employee of UNZA? Typical of always not being abreast with advances happening around oneself! The whole unmistakably huge minister couldn’t verify before making the threat! Misinformation indeed thus I’d not be surprised that our president is also not kept informed on latest developments as they occur.

  39. Honourable Kambwili, tone down. We know you are aspiring to be a President for Zambia one day. Your continuous threats on Mines, The Post and many Individuals is depicting you as a Dictator. I do not think any well meaning Zambian will vote for a Dictator to be president. Show tolerance and maturity for people to admire and like you. Free advice – take it or leave it.

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