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

THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has finally reported Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili for his alleged tribal remarks against the people of Southern Province.

The UPND has demanded that Mr Kambwili should be arrested and prosecuted for allegedly uttering tribal remarks which the opposition political party believes had the potential to threaten the peace and security of the country.

UPND media director Ruth Dante confirmed to the Daily Nation yesterday that the opposition party was certain Mr Kambwili had breached the Penal Code Cap 87 Section 70 (1) of the laws of Zambia by preaching hate and tribal speech against the UPND and the people of Southern Province.

Ms Dante said Mr Kambwili had equally abused the authority of office by using Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to propagate hate messages against a selected region and should therefore be arrested and prosecuted.

She said Mr Kambwili used the public broadcaster to advise Zambians against voting for the UPND because according to him (Kambwili), the opposition political party was too tribal to be given the privilege to take over the governance of the country.

She said the UPND was aware that Mr Kambwili had decided to take a country-wide tour to continue preaching hate speech and tribalism against the UPND because that was the only weapon the Patriotic Front (PF) had to use to defeat the opposition political party.

Ms Dante said in reference to the people of Southern Province, Mr Kambwili claimed that the people in the region were so tribal that even if Jesus Christ came on earth and stood on a different political party, the people in the region would reject the Son of God and vote for their tribesman.

“I have since reported Mr Kambwili to the police for his hate speech and tribal remarks against the UPND and the people of Southern Province. Mr Kambwili’s tribal remarks and his continued hate speech against the people of Southern Province have the potential to threaten the peace and security of the nation. He must therefore be arrested and prosecuted because he has breached the Penal Code Cap 87 Section 70 (1) of the laws of Zambia. The law states that any person who utters any words or publishes any writing expressing or showing hatred, ridicule, or contempt for any person because of their race, or tribe is guilty of an offence and liable to prosecution, conviction and imprisonment and Mr Kambwili should realize he is not above the law and must be arrested and prosecuted,” Ms Dante said.

Ms Dante said Mr Kambwili had allegedly used the entire Sunday Interview programme to propagate hate speech against the UPND and the people of Southern Province when Zambians were expecting him to discuss the cost of living and other economic challenges the country was facing.

She stated that the talk of tribalism had become more pronounced during the PF reign, stating that no Government from the days of Dr Kenneth Kaunda had ever hyped the debate about tribalism and hate speech as was being talked about now.

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47 COMMENTS

  1. But Imbwili Iyi…awe yachilamo. Very greedy and no love for our country. A leader surely spreading hate?? We dont need such shallow minds in our beloved mother land. If there’s no one above the law; let the police take charge arrest this greedy chap.

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    • Yaya yaya now the game has began… Kashimba Chimbwili will have to account for his mao vibes. This has been total abuse of power by PF. Now lets wait and see what ZP will do. Well done UPND and viva HH

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    • If Lungu does not discipline him who every takes office should prosecute Kambwili. No one is above the law.

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    • Kambwili never mentioned any tribe or region in the interview. How come only UPND and Tongas are annoyed? Kambwili statement was general and we expect other parties and tribes to be annoyed but this is not the case. Any way the guilty are always defensive.

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  2. Good. That’s the way to do it. Rule of law should be encouraged. Now, lets see if the Police will abide by Lungu’s directive on tribal politics and apply the law.

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    • WHAT IS GOOD HERE NAIMWE. HOW MANY TIMES HAS UPND BEEN GOING TO COURT AND HAVE YIELDED NOTHING. ALREADY THEY ARE IN COURT AGAINST ZNBC, TOZ, ZDM. IT IS WASTE OF TIME. THE TRIBAL TAG OF UPND IS DEEPLY ENSHRINED IN UPND. EVEN THE COURTS OF LAW WILL NOT REMOVE IT FROM UPND AND FROM THE PEOPLES PERCEPTION OF UPND.

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    • BA PRINCE, REMEMBER THE INSULTS BY GARRY NKOMBO THE INDISCIPLINE MP FROM REGIONAL PARTY. HE SAID SOUTHERN PROVINCE IS READY TO VOTE PF OUT OF OFFICE. I THINK YOU CHAPS IN UPND HAVE SHORT MEMORIES.

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    • Yes i remember and i agree with Garry Nkombo. “HE SAID SOUTHERN PROVINCE IS READY TO VOTE PF OUT OF OFFICE” there is nothing tribal about that statement. Southern province was ready to vote KK out and they did. The whole country voted KK out. Most provinces are also ready to vote PF out.

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    • @ hasting moonga do you understand parliamentary privileges? MP’s are immune from prosecution of utterances made in parliament!

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  3. Lesa ni malyotola, alalyotola…this tribal tag by PF has backfired big time just like the “Kachema” name. These PF *****s have messed up our country, they have nothing reasonable to debate the opposition all they had was the tribal tag. Mukose sana bane, August kuya bebele. viva UPND and HH

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    • Let them also report him to all top embassies in Lusaka, such as USA, UK. , Australia etc, so that he should interrogated each time he shows his ugly face to get a visa to enter these great nations who have spect for human rights.

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  4. Kambwili said the truth.UPND is jst now decampaigning itself.More pipo we’ll know more about the history of HH.Kwena muli ma under 5s.Great news to PF

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  5. But why are you tribalists?Why is it always Upnd and not Fdd.Check yourselves,dont be cry babies.

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  6. Childish. He did not mention the province and the Tonga people. The sad part is that they are now the ones fueling it because he certainly will win the case, the end result is more votes from southern province but a further stretch on the UPND tribal tag. Sometimes maturity is letting an issue die out otherwise it will hit them back. I see DANDY CRAZY releasing a song saying* ngati sindiwe, nanga chakubaba bwanji*

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  7. This when am truly understanding that the truth hates chachine.if if you try those cheap propaganda still the tribal tag remains on UPND particularly HH.

    WHAT IMBWILI YALANDILE WAS THE TRUTH THAT WANST HATE SPEACH

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  8. What about HH, he called Late President Sata Chimbwi No Plan and you up and down supporters were very happy. Now you have been told something you practice you are agry. Ati he used the enitre programme to toal tribalism, did you even listen to the programme i wonder????? or you were just told???/. We advised you pipo told watch and remove this tribal tag on your HH and UPND but you didnt listen, even late Mwanawasa warned you but you didnt listen. there is no smoke without fire even if you docarate your party with two vice president from different regions, still deep down your hearts you know that tribalism is there deep in UPND refuse or accept that is how you are perceved out there and the earlier you start correcting that bad image the better for you………

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  9. What are you scared of Ba-suntwe?? I’m adding to Kabwili’s talks he is very write just check the people agitating to drag the Honourable to police is Hakainde Hakivotela Himwene Hichilema who himself has just directed this finished coloured to report to ZP. Kabwili no Kabwili, HH will “NEVER RULE ZAMBIANS” takatepo ichalo Cha zambia. Ba aisha no matter how you respond with insults God draws you further from ruling Zambia. Mulabeja basa.

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  10. I thought in his interview he did not mention any region or tribe.Why is it that its the only people from the same region who are on his throat?What about Easterners,they also practise ”wako niwako wapa vumo”?why have they not complained?Anyway,the guity are always afraid.

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    • He mentioned the ‘Chuundu Chaitwa’ in a clear reference to the Tongas and the meeting that Southerners had sometime back.

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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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    • Mr intelligent the realist, thanks for that, mbwili has no way out from his tribal hate talk,unless he proves that another tribe used the term cuundu chaitwa,i like the way things are slowly shaping up, check mate indeed.

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    • You THOUGHT !

      Beyond thinking there is a gathering of recorded facts to move from “you thought” to “you know” !

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  11. Who doesn’t know that these cows are tribal to the core and if I was president I can even ban them from voting or participating in any form of elections coz they can bring civil strife in the country. The unwritten rule is that these smelly cows should be no where near state house.

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  12. Levy a fine president we had was rejected in southern province what more Jesus? People of southern province have themselves to redeem from this quagmire they have put themselves into by rejecting HH in August and vote on development like we do on the copperbelt. Northern voted for an easterner more than the easterners themselves but southern is always always and always voting for one HH why?

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  13. Atleast Tongas would not vote for Jesus Christ. Us in the eastern province we would crucify him again. why should the son of God involve himself in politic?

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  14. IF CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI SAID WHAT HE SAID AGAINST THE TONGA SPEAKING PEOPLE THEN WE EXPECT THE TONGA CHIEFS OR ”CHAITWA CHUNDU” OR WHATEVER IT IS CALLED TO RISE UP. NOT A POLITICAL PARTY OR ARE YOU TELLING US THAT THE UPND IS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TONGA PEOPLE? EVEN THE LOZI PEOPLE ARE CALLED TRIBAL, WHY ISNT UPND STANDING FOR THE? IT IS YOUR ACTIONS BA UPND THAT SHOW AND PROVE TO EVERYBODY THAT YOU ARE A TONGA TRIBAL PARTY FOR TONGAS, BY THE TONGAS.

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  15. whose state house you illiterate goat…. Zambia is for everyone …. banyoko mbibakayaka na state house.

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  16. Let us wait and see..! we need sanity and anything being done to end this talk about tribalism is welcome. Tribal talk is not only coming from PF but also from the opposition especially UPND There are reported incidences about that. This reporting of Kambwili to the police may just be the beginning of a circus of another person reporting UPND for similar utterances (that is if PF are at all any organized to have such records).Here are some: “NW,Western and Southern provinces,we should unite to control Zambia”,”NW,you are suffering bcoz you voted PF who took your money to build a University in Muchinga”. “It is time for Tongas to rule after it will be Kaonde,Lunda,Lozi,Luvale”,”Saki(ULP) has sold you(Lozis) for partnering with Bembas(PF),don’t vote for him”,”HH could have been…

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  17. no Government from the days of Dr Kenneth Kaunda had ever hyped the debate about tribalism and hate speech as was being talked about now. Despite the insults from cadres here the fact is PF have been promoting tribalism. Whether you insult or call people Kachemas facts remain facts. I always say this those of small minds result to insults and violence and you see this largely from PF supporters but from some UPND supporters as well.

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  18. I dont think Chishimba Kambwili is guiltier than the UPND.Its common sense that the UPND has entrenched tribalism in reward for votes.This is done through chiefs and headmen on instructions from the the UPND command.The audio recording of HH is a perfect example of this wicked behaviour.The real criminals to answer this charge of tribalism before the police are the UPND bosses and not Chishimba Kambwili

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  19. small brains tu UPND ebomfwafye ubukali kulibena chilawama.Kambwili is going to finish you one man commando.you’re not fighting for Jesus but for you part we wil see!

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  20. we shall see whether police will issue a call out to Kambwili and also summon Director General and Gravazio Zulu of Znbc like they ve done in Vernon Mwanga commedy where post newspaper editor in chief nd reporter ve been summoned.

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  21. No matter what outbursts or justifications you may come up with for or against this tribal talk.
    The truth of the matter is that the majority of Zambians don’t know it and don’t practice it in their
    daily lives.
    Only Politicians seem to know better because that is the sharpest weapon they have available for them to divide and rule the very people who will vote them into high office or Government.Its a pity that this tribal card resurfaces its ugly head every time there is elections.Its HIGH TIME we the electorate punish these leaders whoever the master minders or propagators are. This agenda will not work for mother Zambia our country needs quality leadership with vision and foresight times are changing fast politics of tribalism are long gone.Let us not allow the tribal card…

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