Chishimba Kambwili stresses a point on Sunday Interview
Chishimba Kambwili stresses a point on Sunday Interview

Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says his statement on on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview did not refer to any specific political party or region as being tribal and wonders why it’s only the UPND that has reacted to his statement.

Mr. Kambwili told ZNBC News in a telephone interview in Livingstone that he merely said that there are certain areas where tribalism was so rife and should be stopped.

He said his statement has been deliberately misunderstood by the UPND.

And Mr. Kambwili has wondered why it has to take the UPND to defend veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga on his rigging allegations.

He said private citizens have reported Mr. Mwaanga to the police and government did not want to comment on the matter.

Meanwhile Mr. Kambwili has accused the UPND of hypocrisy over the minimum Grade 12 constitutional requirement for one to stand as a ward Councillor or Member of Parliament.

Mr. Kambwili says it was UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema who asked his MPs not to debate any clause in the draft constitution and that it should be passed as it was submitted by the Technical Committee.

He said this was despite the government calling for the constitutional bill to be debated in parliament to identify such clauses and amend them.

Mr. Kambwili said that the government is still open and ready to amend clauses which are discriminatory.

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    • This is the calibre of leaders in Zambia – Kambwili. What an embarrassment!!!
      Are we surely out of alternatives in Zambia? Lungu you need to improve the quality of your ministers, discipline them from time to time, don’t be scared.

      We can do better than this!!!

      Meanwhile Aleisa HH

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    • Kambwili be man enough and just apologize. You referred to Chundu Chaitwa, what does that mean. Kambwili is a coward.

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    • Kambwili your fellow f00l has apologised and you are still adamant that you did you not imply Southern province in your utterances about tribalism.

      It seems Copper stone University produces imbeciles of Kambwili ‘s calibre.

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    • Well, Kambwili is right, he never specifically said “Tonga people” nor did he mention “Southern Province” in particular. I suppose even the LT editors should apologize to you for writing the following comment in their January 11, 2016 edition, “And Mr Kambwili has attacked the people of Southern Province for their alleged tribal voting saying Tongas would even vote against Jesus Christ if he stood against UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema in an election.”

      Oh, I forgot “Chundu Chaitwa” meeting was held on the Copperbelt when Davis Chama insulted the Bemba speaking people, it that what you are telling us, Sir?

      You are not dealing with kids hear. It took me less than a minute to search for what you said on the internet. Times have changed, Sir. Mr Kambwili, please explain what…

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    • Kambwili must explain this part in his interview (Source Post edition 12 Jan,2016 ,09:28:07)
      “This particular region, one Davies Chama just said, ‘For political party ‘B’ to form government, they must first marry so many women’. There was a meeting for the entire tribe Chuundu Chaitwa, everybody come! That is dangerous. I am not maligning, I believe in calling a spade a spade. The way they are doing politics they can set this country on fire,” he (Kambwili) said.

      Checkmate!!

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  1. This Hippo should be arrested after August 11,2016 and never allowed to participate in politics. We do not needs this calibre of people as MPs. We have better people that can foster development in Zambia.

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  2. KAMBWILI WAKULO MUTWE NAMUMUTWE WOBE MWABAFYE AMENSHI. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT TONGA’S? WE KNOW YOU AND YOUR PREGNANCY ONE DAY SHE BEAR A CHILD OF SHAME. YOUR MIND DOES NOT COORDINATE WELL WITH YOUR MOUTH PERIOD.

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  3. Does this folk know what inference means? Does think people that people are foolish? He may say that he did not mention any region or party, but educated people draw reasonable conclusions from such statements. They have been hearing them for quite some time.

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  4. Hakainde Hichilema continues to school his followers using this same evil discipline. Hakainde must be rejected once and for all.

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    • HH is a dreamer, only LT bloggers will vote for him, some villagers can’t even pronounce UPND………

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  5. Does this folk know what inference means? Educated people draw reasonable conclusions from statements through inferences. Kambwili may claim that he did not mention any party or region in his utterances, but it is obvious that he was referring to a particular and region. His colleagues have talked about it for quite some time.

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  6. Its very true there’s a region in Zambia that votes purely on tribal lines and everyone knows about that. That is the region where the sitting president got almost a zero vote, while he managed good votes from other regions. Also this region recorded the only different pattern in turnout. The average turnout across Zambia was 30% but in this region alone had a turnout of 50%. This are facts and Zambians can work this one out quite easily. This same region has a party with a biggest % of representative of MPs from one tribe compared with all other parties in Zambia. If that is not tribal then I don’t know what that really is.

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    • SO IF THE TURN OUT WAS 50%, THEN WHO TOLD YOU NOT TO TURN IN BIG NUMBERS? MWAFILWAFYE UKUTUNGULULA AND WE ARE GOING TO SHOW YOU IN AUGUST. PEOPLE EVERY WHERE IN ZAMBIA HAVE TURNED AGAINST PF. ASK CHAMA WHO HAS MADE A TOUR OF DUTY IN NORTHWESTERN PROVINCE AND COPPER BELT WILL TELL YOU WHAT HE HAS SEEN FOR HIMSELF MY CHIMBALA.

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    • Yip. I had a startling experience just after Edgar got elected when a group of friends from a certain tribe declared that they voted for their tribe and will continue to do so. They told me how foolish it was that voting was being done for incompetents when their tribe was “full of intelligence”. Unfortunately I was not able to vote because I was visiting from abroad and disenfranchised by the electoral system…

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    • I am a Bemba and I don’t think so. MMD was ushered out of office by Zambians, not regions. On second thoughts, you may be right. There are some regions that put some thinking into who they vote for. They just don’t chant, “fintu ni chakuti” even when the candidate does not campaign/perform. They think. In our paramount Chief Mwine LuBemba, ba kanabesa ba Kanyanta Sosala, we have such a thinking person. As a region, we may do well to learn how to reason critically.

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    • THIS IS A FACT ANZATU. ONE REGION AND I DON’T EVEN NEED TO MENTION IT BELIEVES IN NEGA NEGA STYLE VOTING. GUYS JUST CHANGE. THIS IS ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION. TROUBLE WITH THIS NEGA NEGA IS THAT EVEN OTHER REGIONS CAN USE IT. THE BEST UPND CAN DO IS CHANGE THE ROTTEN TRIBAL HEAD WITH A HEAD THAT IS GOING TO HAVE NATIONAL CHARACTER. IS IT ONLY THE SAME MAN INTELLIGENT IN THIS REGION AND OTHERS ARE F00LS? IF NOT THE REGION WILL NEVER ARCHIVE THEIR GOAL OF PRODUCING A PRESIDENT FROM THEIRS. WAKE UP REGIONALISTS, WAKE UP ZAMBIA. KAMBWILI WAS FACTUAL, THOUGH NEVER NAMED ANYTHING/ANYONE.

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    • This is the whole purpose of these political instigations, incitements to turn Zambians against each other and sound primitive and stoneage and look backward to the international Community instead of working together as a nation towards progressive results like other progressive countries.

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  7. BA KAMBWILI, YOU HAVE BLASPHEMED AND GOD WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU AS LONG AS YOU DON’T ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. HELL IS REAL AND IS WAITING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE CARELESS LIKE YOU.

    DON’T INVOLVE JESUS IN YOUR DIRTY POLITICS MUKAPYA.

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  8. This Kambwili is Zambia’s most foolish politician to have ever lived. It is like qouting Post newspaper yesterday page 1 social trends ” wearing a trousers and asking people what he has between his leggs”, he will forever remain fooolish.

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  9. It doesn’t matter whether you didn’t name any region. What’s nauseating is what you said.
    & its not the work of govt to amend clauses in the constitution unless you are confirming what we all know. That what Kadansa assented to is the panga family constitution.

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  10. Come on UPND. we are game if you are. Note “Mr. Kambwili said that the government is still open and ready to amend clauses which are discriminatory.”

    Use Parliament.

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    • So are you confirming that it was a PF bastardised constitution? That is why we insisted on it being adopted by a constituent assembly. You now want to start amending the amended constitution after only two weeks! Did you thonk and read thru the document before assenting to it? What a government!

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  11. People I am available to drive this man to chainama where he belongs. and How does a normal human being claim the government is doing well when you were buying bread at K4 but due to confused policies it’s now K9. Mealie meal from K35 to K80 etc. MMD was bad but the situation wasn’t this bad.

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  12. If you dont debate what do you expect… Let Hon. Hyena boycott the coming general election… he will regret the rest of his life

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    • WHO’S HONOURABLE? HE HAS NEVER HELD ANY PARLIAMENTARY POSITION. SO, POLITICALLY, HE’S NOT HONOURABLE.

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  13. He speaks before he thinks then he faces the consequences later by trying to deny what he said with his own mouth. Shame

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  14. Chimbwili, your song, stanza and chorus is HH, Tonga and Southern Province. Go back to your dancing.

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  15. ORANGUTAN GORRILAS have a very short memory and they even have tendency of forgetting who they mated with earlier in the day “kashimba chimbwili “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. just apologies the whole world heard what you said on ZNBC

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  16. Kambwili and his league of zealots in Davies Chama, Mumbi Phiri, Frank Bwalya, Sunday Chanda and, Tayali can say and twist things all he likes because he takes Zambians for fools!

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  17. Mr Kambwili, the point is you are a Govt Minister representing all tribes, gender and races, in Zambia (every Zambian regardless of their political affiliation). You should be the last person to talk anything tribal. When you are a Minister, whatever you say or do influences the citizens. Use your position in Govt to unite the country not to divide the country.

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  18. Just shut up useless minister. You can’t chair a meeting without insulting Southerners. Even walls have ears.

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  19. Why can’t Kambwili listen to his own interview recording rather than uttering more nonsense. Whose was he referring as to ‘Chuundu chaitwa’? Time is ticking…tik..tok

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  20. Sunday interview was not about voting pattern as what you bloggers what others to believe. Kambwili was encouraging people to vote based on performance not tribe in order to produce quality leadership. That issue was said in less than 5minutes. The point he was stressing was that there should be mixture voting as opposed to singular.
    He may have errored in his speech but bloggers should not take advantage of addressing the issue with insults. All comments against him have a bad language makin it hard to read them in full

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    • If this clown was telling voters to vote on performance he is the DULLEST POOR F00L in politics! That is simply suicide. With the record of PFs performance, if voters only used that they would get ZERO VOTES.

      The fact is these failures are desperate to bring any other issues up to HIDE their shameful performance, and that is why they are using these to distract Zambians.

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  21. Ba Chimbwili you are really very Dull!!! In communication i was taught that language can be implicit or explicit. you language ba bwana was implicit but the majority of Zambians knew to whom you were referring. Just have courage to apologize Man you will loose nothing actually you will gain respect.

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  22. A child in a big man. Yet you expect a country to develop with such kind of leaders. Better allow Chainama patients to rule than the *****s insulting people with a democratic right. Why shud you force yourself to vote for you wen he or she thinks you are an imbecile. It cud also imply that you & your appointing authority are one.

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  23. In the USA, we use the power of the ballot to remove senseless people from office. But in Zambia, the voters keep on voting nincompoops in office all times. Don’t expect different results from your ministers until you change your voting behavior.

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  24. UPND CADERS sleep on computers with mouths open to insult. Why are bitter you guys? Do intelligent and civilised people debate people or issues. Only people that cannot debate attack personalities. Your behaviour discourage others to respect your party but inspires them to shoot your party in August. I imagine if your KING became a president! God forbids!

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  25. Kambwili must explain this part in his interview:
    “This particular region, one Davies Chama just said, ‘For political party ‘B’ to form government, they must first marry so many women’. There was a meeting for the entire tribe Chuundu Chaitwa, everybody come! That is dangerous. I am not maligning, I believe in calling a spade a spade. The way they are doing politics they can set this country on fire,” he (Kambwili) said.

    Checkmate!!

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  26. Ba Chile, pipo are tired of fake leaders like Kabwili hence the reaction. The problem here is you think every citizen with a different view is UPND. We are all inter-related in Zambia and no one tribe is superior to the other ba Chile, therefore Ba Chipuba minister should do the right thing by apologizing to all Zambians for the divisive statement.

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  27. Very childish argument from a man who speaks for the government. Where do they get such dunderheads? Specify the party or region that votes on tribal line so that the problem can be fixed, otherwise go suck your toes.

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  28. THIS FOOL AGAIN.! THOT HE HAS MADE HIMSELF A FOOL ENOUGH.? WHERE ARE THE LAWYERS TO DRAG THIS CHAP TO COURT FOR TREASON ” INCITING TRIBAL TENSION”.

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  29. One interesting thing is that the sitting president is not a Bemba person, but should you continue insulting the Bembas. can you say the reason you hate the bembas….i thought having an easterner in office people will be talking about eastern ..but its all bemba bemba…insult after insult….please dont think the people you insult are f00ls

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  30. Education is very IMPORTANT , AND black politics will remain black. If u a educated u behave like an educated and developed person. Jesus will never be a cadre so leave him out

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  31. Hon chishimba, mind your language! how can you compair hh a humanbeing like you, with jesus christ the son of our living God, may God have mercy on you, think before talk.

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