Davies Chama
Davies Chama

Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General (SG) Davis Chama has said that championing tribal hatred and politics is a primitive way of conducting politics.

Speaking during Pan African Radio’s OFF the CUFF programme anchored by Hermit Hachilonde, Mr. Chama said that it is utter backwardness to define anyone based on tribe, adding that even entertaining the idea of tribal voting is primitive.

He has however urged the electorate to cast aside sectarian interests and choose leaders who will develop Zambia regardless of tribe and region.

“It is primitive to categorize anyone on the basis of their tribe, because we are one Zambia one nation, in a case when God created this Earth, God only created two people Adam and eve, so we are all children of two parents, anyone is my relative because we are all interconnected, eee.. So this thing of categorizing each other on the basis of tribe is very primitive, even where people say voting on the basis of tribal is very primitive, we must be looking for leaders who will provide leadership who will develop our country, because when you elect a leader who is going to provide for each and every member of the society, you can have your tribes men in statehouse, but he will not pay school fees for you, he will not buy food for you, you can have your tribes men in statehouse, but he will not visit statehouse , your status will never change and you will remain poor, but you will just be proud to say I now have tribesmen in statehouse, so what will it benefit you and your family,” Mr Chama said

And the PF SG has urged all political parties to tone down on hate speech which has the potential to destabilize the country.

Mr Chama has also reaffirmed that in the New Year, it is imperative that everyone embraces and preaches peace and messages that will unite Zambia as opposed to divisive statements at the expense of national development.

‘Now we are in a new year, we don’t want this blame game to continue, we are saying please let’s preach peace, let’s peace decency in politics, let’s be mindful of words we use, let’s be mindful of the language that we use in politics so that we continue to be united party, united country, you know Zambia through one Zambia one nation motto that was promoted by Dr. Kaunda, and we give you Dr. Kaunda a massive credit because now you cannot tell by a name what tribe somebody is, in my house for instance, I have a lot of Bandas, my nephews but there are Chishingas because on my mother’s side am a Chishinga although we are called Bembas, am not a Bemba, am a Chishinga, from Luapula province. In Luapula province you don’t find Bembas, Bembas you only find them in Kasama, in Mungwi District, that is where you find Bembas, you see I have a Muliyokela in my house,, my nephew muliyokela,” Chama said

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43 COMMENTS

    • Relax chama. Trial in which you have been sued for your tribalistic politics has not yet commenced.

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    • This man is a joker! INSTEAD of giving us the recording where he alluded that HH was speaking tribal remarks, he gives us his recording where he is trying to be an angel when all know he is fierce tribalist. Since he has been sued let him show the nation what HH said otherwise people will see him as a useless politician.

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    • and thank you Mr. Chama for finally endorsing our Incoming President HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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    • @Ghani
      I like your take on Chama.

      Chama has smelt the coffee. He knows that in an event that HH wins PF will not shield him amd help him pay off the fine. All of a sudden we are getting positive comments from Chama. This shows that HH has really troubled these guys.

      HH is the real president running the country on behalf of Lungu because when ever he takes action against any evil scheme, the schemers change course for the better. He spoke against dodgy electricity tariff increase and Lungu obliged. HH told the people its pointless to build a house for a retired president who has been earning more than any civil servants, and Lungu obliged to cancel the plans.

      I hear Lungu is now considering letting parliament to reconsider all the clauses PF struck out because it help UPND to…

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  1. How convient because you are being sued for lying. Hope you have learnt your lesson sir!

    One Love!

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    • Facts are that Lungu misappropriated clients money. LAZ disbarred Lungu for THEFT.

      Let Lungu sue HH if this is not a fact.

      Lungu has now stolen the people driven Comstitution and given us PF chigamba document. Once a thief, always one.

      The records of privatization and payments made to consultants are there. HH should sue Frank Bwalya for the truth to come in the public domain. What role did HH, George Sokota, Valentine Chitalu, Francis Kaunda, Richard Mazombwe, Ronald Penza etc play? Who privatized ? Was it an individual or the State or the consulting firm?

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  2. This Chama is a pathological liar. He spent the whole of last year making nasty comments against Tongas and now he wants to launder his image. He is a nasty piece of work. He should hope not to meet me in a lonely dark corner because I will have no mercy on him.

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  3. This man doesn’t use his brains to think. He is in the fore front practicing tribalism and today he wants to say something that he should have been doing from the time he was elected.
    It is good though that he is showing signs of change from his careless yapping to this. We are all inter-related through marriages. There is no one person who doesn’t relatives from other tribes in Zambia. Ba Chama, Mu cibemba tuntila, “eko usulile ekopa noko”. Watch your mouth sir.

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  4. Hard to say whether ba Chama’s well worded and toned downed remarks have a positive correlation with HH’s court action. Interesting times ahead before we get to August…..it seems. But he is correct, irrespective of tribe, what some want is an economic manager that can move our country forward:)

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  5. If Lungu still has supporters in Zambia then they must be the most useless. Zambia is messed in all spheres-nothing is working anymore in Zambia. PF hypocritically see tribalism in UPND but fail to see it in PF. Actually what makes PF strong is tribalism in the northern block. Insults on HH and UPND are only from Bembas and Nyanjas but never from other tribes why? Has the devil given Bembas more bitterness against HH? In 2011, Sata won by over 95% votes in Muchinga, Luapula and Northern provinces but nobody ever mentioned tribalism. When HH wins with similar margins in Southern province people stand on anthills accusing UPND and Southerners of being tribal. Hypocritic i.diots! Busy shouting Nega Nega formula and yet Malole results for 2011 were worse than Neganega.

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  6. …this Chama guy is now becoming an irritant….each time he appears its always something to do with tribe…..traditionally if someone insults an elder who is not within the vicinity the insult is being pronounced…..if you go and tell the ‘victim’ elder of the insults….it shall be regarded or assumed that its you who has insulted the very elder…so Chama is not merely reporting…he is actually being tribal himself….

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    • I thought Chama is saying we are in the new year so let’s all change. From the posting its like you people don’t want to change. Why can’t we wait and see the change in Chama and ourselves before we get so angry and continue castigating the Chama guy

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  7. @Kambwali,
    HH came through politics through tribalism.U remember very well that Mazoka would only be succeeded by a tonga.who said that?is it bembas or tongas?stop to defend yoself bcoz u know very well that HH became UPND leader through tribalism.Sakwiba sikota and patrick chisenga were supposed to be leaders of UPND.History is still fresh in pipo’s minds.Don’t like that HH is a gud leader but his tribal politics drives him.One Zambia One nation but if u come out like what happened when Mazoka died u can’t be forgiven.

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    • THIS IS TRUE MY MAN. AM TONGA BUT THE RIGHTFUL SUCCESSOR OF ANDERSON KAMBELA MAZOKA (M.H.S.R.I.P) WAS NO OTHER THAN HIS WORSHIP BONDATE MR SAKWIBA SIKOTA OUR TRIBAL COUSIN. BUT THIS WAS SHOT DOWN, HISTORY IS NICE, THIS IS WHERE THIS TRIBAL TAG THIS BUGGERS ARE CAPITALIZING ON. AND THIS IS WHERE IT STARTED. SHAME THE DEVIL AND ACCEPT THIS NONSENSE. I REST MY CASE. IFINTU NI ….. OR IFINTU NAFI ….. LA.

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    • THIS IS TRUE MY MAN. AM TONGA BUT THE RIGHTFUL SUCCESSOR OF ANDERSON KAMBELA MAZOKA (M.H.S.R.I.P) WAS NO OTHER THAN HIS WORSHIP BONDATE MR SAKWIBA SIKOTA OUR TRIBAL COUSIN. BUT THIS WAS SHOT DOWN, HISTORY IS NICE, THIS WAS THE GENESIS OF THIS TRIBAL TAG THESE BUGGERS ARE CAPITALIZING ON. AND THIS IS HOW IT HAD STRUCK … HATE… LIKE IN RWANDA. WATCH HOTEL RWANDA MOVIE. SHAME THE DEVIL AND ACCEPT THIS NONSENSE. I REST MY CASE. IFINTU NI ….. OR IFINTU NAFI ….. LA.

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    • Iwe #OP, Are you really convinced that all Tonga people of Zambia said Mazoka would only be succeeded by a Tonga???? Wasn’t it 2 individuals who said those words at that time -and do you know which party those 2 belong to today? They are actually PF & a lot of PF cadres continue singing that defective song – Why even go to extent of lying? You are the true tribalists.

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    • Stop tribal talk!

      HH won in North West, Western and Central Provinces in last election.

      The top leadership of UPND is most representative of Zambia demographics.

      Use something else and not this divisive and corrosive tribal talk. Defend Lungu on his performance on power generation , fuel prices, cost of living, dollar, inflation , PF political violence, huge borrowings, corruption , pf driven chigamba constitution , raising of retirement age to deny youth employment, high taxes….!!

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  8. Looks like this guys has nothing but tribe to use every time he speaks to the media..There is so much to talk about in Zambia than tribe.

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  9. Just to add, at the uPMD convention of 2005 it was stated that uPMD can only be led by a tonga, not a man from the tonga tribal grouping, not lenje or soli, not Chituwo or Shakafusha, NO, just tonga pure and simple to the exclusion of other tribal groupings. Whereas when they say bembas it includes the bembas and related tribes, when they say ngonis they mean ngonis and related tribes. When they said tonga in 2005 the uPMD meant just that. The interesting thing is that no one in uPMD has tried to correct that, which reinforces the impression that what we hear about them is veli tulu.

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    • Terrible do us a favour please,your inadequacies are not amazing. You always got poor perceptions and judgements. HH is actually Illa and not tonga as you put it. You mean you cannot read or you are simply a lazy borne. Get yourself an atlas for zambia and a primary school teacher for social studies. This will surely make you relevant. Other day you were lying that kafue is a stone’s throw from mapatizya! Hell NO

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    • Wooooooo……wailasha…..!!

      HH is NOT pure Tonga, not even Ila….

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    • Thankfully there is no party called the UPMD. I think this blogger is from Zim or some other such country 🙂

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  10. Chama is just a backward man, he promotes tribalism but denies at the same time. This is the reason we need to kick ot the PF Government. It has failed Zambians in many circles.

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  11. its sad when the hate talk and tribalism talk is more than that of progress and development. Open your eyes

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  12. For once Boko Haram Chama has said something sensible. Was it because it was HH interviewing him? eeh? Hermit Hachilonde.
    Like I have said before the colonialists used the T-word to divide & rule us. Even the 72 tribes of Zambia are largely a fallacy. Eg Western province probably has less than 4 distinct lingual groupings. To say ba kwamashi, kwangwa, kwambowe, kwamakoma, etc are tribes I think is wrong. Its small minded politicians who use the T-word to whip up ‘uninformed’ people’s emotions for selfish ends.

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  13. Davies Chama it’s too late to change now, HH will not withdraw the case and he has a record of what you have been saying all along not what you are saying today.

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  14. Oh look who’s talking now? Can you please stop giving this guy unfettered access to and unlimited media coverage. He’s not a government official but merely a party cadre. He seems to be a govt spokesman, or is he? How come his equivalent and opposite counterparts in the opposition don’t receive the same amount of coverage? Isn’t there an SG in UPND, MMD, etc.? I think the media are contributing to his big ego, similar to what happened to Kabimba, late George Kunda and Tetamashimba. Stop giving him a platform please.

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  15. F.oolish Chama. this man had really decampaigned Chagwa. if chagwa was smart he would have fired this guy a long time ago. the country is divided due careless talk from this useless disgraced ka Frank Bwalya, Hule Mumbi Phiri, Buffon Kambwili and agly Chama.

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  16. This is when he starts talking like a human being. Is it because he has to prove his claims in court? HH should also sue those always accusing him of doing wrong during privatization so that they prove it in court and we move on and deal with real issues like lack of consistent policies, the power deficit, our ngongole now at almost 10 billion dollars after 5 years of PF, increasing inflation, volatile kwacha etc. We elected you to improve our lives but you have taken us backwards.

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  17. CHAMA IS NOT WORRIED ABT HH GOING TO COURT BCOZ HE WILL SOON WITHDRAW THE CASE
    ITS PF ALL THE WAY TILL 2099

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  18. Keep it up ba Chama. I am sure you learnt something when you went to southern province. Next time visit the other nine provinces and interact with the people there and you will learn how to be civil. Let’s talk about issues. Let’s argue over issues like we are the only ones who know it all. Let’s all be civil in how we relate with each other. Zambia is for us all

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  19. I can borrow from our West African brothers “Wonders shall never end!” Look who it is that wants to preach peace and One Zambia One Nation at the same time try to advise that Zambians should choose their leaders wisely! If I knew Mr Davies Chama that well I would have said he has either over indulged in Jameson or smoked weed!

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  20. Ooooooh, HH has sued…..UPNDers are now full of beans, gauging from the excited comments. Doomsday is coming for Zambia because HH has sued! LT, I doubt he said “eeeee!”
    Honestly from a legal point, there is adequate defence in that HH is widely accepted to be Tribal and it is common lore. If you ask most Zambians about HH, that is the first thing they would say. Fact. Therefore the case should fall because the allegation is something most people have come to understand based on a past statement that only a Tonga can be President said by HH himself. Only a really daft PF hired Lawyer can fail to put this to the court…..AND win. COSTS please! Straight into PF election coffers. Anyway PF, how about a Countersuit….?

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  21. Agreed. It’s primitive!

    Therefore the case should fall because the allegation is something most people have come to understand based on a past statement that only a Tonga can be President said by HH himself. Only a really daft PF hired Lawyer can fail to put this to the court…..AND win. COSTS please! Straight into PF election coffers. Anyway PF, how about a Countersuit….?

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    • If your identity was known you could also be sued for preaching falsehood. It’s people like you who have caused strife in other countries by repeating lies such that they become gospel truth in the long run. Ask Rwandese how the genocide started. When did HH himself say only a Tonga should be president?

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  22. Zambia was a TRIBALISM FREE ZONE, until P.F, came to power, undoing all that good work K.K, had done to prevent this Cancer.

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  23. Upnd is a regionalist party with a smattering of others like GBM who are there to serve their personal agendas because like a child who couldn’t get his sweets (PFpresidency) he joined Upnd.
    Hh at heart is a tribalist. In his companies the majority of managers were from one region. The records are there for anyone to see.
    Shame. .

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  24. Comment:chama is read to join the UPND immediately Lungu disolves the house because each one will go to the playing field to see who will be the jiant.So we are urging Chama just pay the fine before joining the UPND because in UPND we dont condone such nonses.

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