GBM shakes hands with Rose Banda
GBM shakes hands with Rose Banda

Former Vice President Lupando Mwape this morning led hundreds of defectors from different political parties in joining the UPND.

The defectors were received by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and the party’s two Vice Presidents Dr Canisius Banda (Politics) and Geoffrey Mwamba at a media briefing at Chainama Hotel.

Former Gender Minister Rose Banda also led Katete MMD district officials and some area headmen from Eastern Province to join UPND.

Others including Brian Mukuyu Chingimbu, husband to Lands Minister Christabel Ngimbu also joined the UPND.
Mr Mwape said many people in Northern Province have now realised that the UPND is a part of choice for the nation.

He said many Northerners have now concluded that they desperately need to be in power in order to transform the fortunes of Zambia.

The former Vice President said perceptions that the UPND is a tribal party are misplaced because the party is enjoying countrywide support.

Mr Mwape said the PF has destroyed the Zambian economy through its reckless policies which he said have driven many Zambians into poverty.

Mr Mwape was elected Member of Parliament in September 2000 and later appointed Minister of Communications and Transport.

He was also appointed Northern Province Provincial Minister between June and October 2004 and was Co-opted MMD National Trustee in October 2004 until July 2005 when he was elected MMD National Trustee the position held until November 2006.

He served as Vice President of the Republic of Zambia from October 2004 to October 2006 under late President, Levy Patrick Mwanawasa.

Mr Mwape was also Ambassador to China between 2007 and 2009.

And Rose Banda has ruled out possibility of MMD back to power saying the former ruling party is dead.
Mrs Banda said the MMD now has too many factions which has reduced its prospects of ever ruling the nation again.

Meanwhile, the entire Milanzi Constituency Executive Committee in Katete led by Rose Banda who was the First Gender Minister and former MMD NEC Member have joined the opposition party.

Mrs. Banda said she and her colleagues have decided to join the UPND because there has been and still is confusion in the Nevers Mumba led MMD.

And Lands Minister Chrsitabel Ngimbu’s former husband Brian Chinyemba Mukuyu was present at the meeting and said his family has been PF but he just thought it wasn’t a wise decision for him coz the PF is making people suffer in high cost of living.

Present during the Press Conference were two Vice Presidents Geofrey Mwamba and Dr. Canincious Banda, National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango, SG Stephen Katuka, Jack Mwimbu UPND Lawyer and Monze MP.

Meanwhile speaking when welcomed the defector party President Hakainde Hichilema said everything is going against our country because of the lack of leadership in the country.

He said with everything that happening in the country the nation cannot afford to have leaders who are preoccupied with dividing the nation with their regional politics.

He also said Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili has not been fired because he is just being used as a mouth peace his boss President Lungu saying he should have been fired while he was still on TV.

He further accused President Lungu of destroying everything the country stands for within 5 years adding that Zambians have seen for themselves what the PF is capable of which is destroying the unity and development of the country.

Lupando Mwape
Lupando Mwape
Lupando Mwape shows the UPND symbol
Lupando Mwape shows the UPND symbol
Mr Lupando with HH and GBM during the defection ceremony
Mr Lupando with HH and GBM during the defection ceremony
Part of the crowd at Chainama Hotel
Part of the crowd at Chainama Hotel
UPND receiving defectors
UPND receiving defectors
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    • I blame PF on this one. Lupande Mwape campaigned for PF and Lungu very well. How did you neglect him. Gents politics is about numbers. This man is a political Giant in northern Province. you can’t ignore a former VP please. PF tubeko serious, we can loose these elections if we become careless. numbers matter. While HH is gaining ground in northern province, we are busy insulting southerners instead of going there to create structures. Contact me for free advice please.

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    • @Ask Munkombwe I hope PF take note of what you have said. I just love it when someone debates real issues for our country regardless of their party affiliation, because all we want is Zambia to have fine leaders who are accountable.

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    • Good Move but please HH do not recycle Politicians. we want true change not this nonsense of same old people. Next it will be Dora????

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    • Lupando Katoloshi Mwape is not a factor and a very incompetent politician with no Direction. The man was moved from Vice President to Ambassoder and he accepted? Insala yamunyokola katoloshi.

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    • WILAALILA-LILA-LILA-ASHI! ZAMBIAAA…. FOORWARD. UPND IS A PARTY FOR ALL ZAMBIANS.JUMP OUT OF THAT TRIBAL SINKING BOAT. JUMP OUT OF TRIBAL PF. IT IS NOW ZAMBIA FORWARD. IT IS UPND AND HH. FLIGHT HH,HERE WE COME!

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    • Brilliant news of the day. As I predicted many more will join UPND around May , June even Lungu will soon cross over.

      In fact Lungu already joined UPND under Banda’s advice thats why he does not care any about whats happening in Country in order to give UPND more impetus gain political mileage.leading up to elections.

      Miles is still wallowing in the valley of decision mile away from making a decisive move.

      Viva UPND and HH team.

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    • UPND dreams are like those of street woman who wishes to settle down but she can’t unless miracles happen, HH is good on opposition corridors not state president……..

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    • Finished politicians or not their two votes count & have influence at least over family members. After all politics is about numbers? Who would reject a vote from even a registered insane-man or finished politician who decides to cast his vote? How would you sieve the votes to only count those from fresh/new politicians?

      Retaining PF is like sticking to a sinking ‘titanic’. Its not foolhardy for somebody to jump from a titanic into the middle of an ocean because one has hope of being rescued by a passing boat or ship when one still remains afloat. So Lupando wants to remain afloat in UPND in the hope that they can change the Zambian political & economical dispensation. If UPND fails in five years they too can be booted out. But at least there is a glimmer of hope than the dead PF.

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      Finished politicians or not their two votes count & have influence at least over family members. After all politics is about numbers? Who would reject a vote from even a registered insane-man or finished politician who decides to cast his vote? How would you sieve the votes to only count those from fresh/new politicians?

      Retaining PF is like sticking to a sinking ‘titanic’. Its not foolhardy for somebody to jump from a titanic into the middle of an ocean because one has hope of being rescued by a passing boat or ship when one still remains afloat. So Lupando wants to remain afloat in UPND in the hope that they can change the Zambian political & economical dispensation. If UPND fails in five years they too can be booted out. But at least there is a glimmer of hope than the…

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    • Numbers, numbers, numbers … numbers don’t lie! Bring it on … may the best team win. Good luck to everyone involved in running this year. Let the campaigns begin, whichever team wins the final winners are the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise. God speed!

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    • Lusaka Times you attract quality debates among all the news media in Zambia although some few cadres would come here and there, the quality debates have ben consistent for years.

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    • When true leaders of real and admirable character to rule this country and not the insulting Kambwilis of PF party.

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    • LUPANDO MWAPE AS JOIN UPND BECAUSE HE WANTS TO STAND IN KASAMA CENTRAL GBM HAS NO GRADE 12 CERTIFICATE.

      LUPANDO AFTER RELEASING THAT PF HAVE A CANDIDATE BY THE NAME OF KELVIN SAMPA, SO LUPANDO CHOSE UPND. SHAME

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  1. The issue of currencies cannot be justifiably used to gain votes because Zambia is not the only country affected by the globally strong performing US dolar. The whole africa is in pain of the powerful US dolar.

    The issue of droughts also cannot win a person who does not deserve to rule Zambia because as far as people know, the rain season is not controlled by PF.

    Zambians love peace and cannot afford to vote for selfish/tribal individuals who just want to be in state house without a better plan.

    Zambians cannot vote for people who call other tribes as devil. Rwanda and Burundi had a bad experience when they voted for a force, tribal leader and that is what every well meaning Zambian is thinking about before voting.

    Zambians cannot vote for a leader regional leader who will…

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    • @VIM, you sound as though your source of income / livelihood is PF.
      You have chosen to be blind to the obvious.

      We shall overcome with or without your tribal tag.

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    • I think the people are not saying PF is responsible for the drought or the strong US dollar which has affected many nations.

      The cry of the Zambian people is that despite the hard economic situation Zambia has found itself, the PF govt are not giving direction on how we will be able to over come the challenges which have reduced almost every Zambian including PF members to beggars!

      That is the bone of contention and to date no blue print have been released to show how the PF will tackle the ensuing economic crisis.

      Personally I haven’t heard any thing new apart from calling southerners and HH as tribalist. That is not an economic package we are looking for.

      So own up PF or the tide will catch up with you. Gean Kapata has already smelled a rat by accusing western govts…

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    • I know what you are talking Bout n you are right but what you should not forget is that this moment was long predicated before… It’s not about being affected and we sit and watch ….it’s about buying prepared.
      Its about finding ways to arrest the dollar when it gains.. Why do you think people have always advised to the government to develop other alternative sources of income n energy etc…. Those people are your think tanks they should find ways that’s why they are in offices… Am a student in Morocco n I have seen the dollar gaining value but not to our level.. Ours is worse my friend… In fact these guys don’t even have in demand resources like us…. They just know how to manipulate the economy

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    • @vim. Can you please articulate PF’s plan of getting us out of this mess PF has put us in? Mwanawasa faced the same “global” economic downturn but hr had a plan and got us out. HH has given us his plan. Can we please have ECL’s apart from blaming the dollar, rainfall, China etc. Stop wasting your time talking about tribe! Why is PF the only party talking about tribe? Maybe you have no other plans?

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    • Sorry my dear, global or no global, we need smart economists to rule this country not people who blame every failure on nature. That is why God the almighty gave us brains to think. Remember the parable of the talents. We need people like HH who can use their God given talents to move the country forward not the Kaminamisa type who blame God for their every failure.

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  2. The issue of currencies cannot be justifiably used to gain votes because Zambia is not the only country affected by the globally strong performing US dolar. The whole africa is in pain of the powerful US dolar.

    The issue of droughts also cannot win a person who does not deserve to rule Zambia because as far as people know, the rain season is not controlled by PF.

    Zambians love peace and cannot afford to vote for selfish/tribal individuals who just want to be in state house without a better plan.

    Zambians cannot vote for people who call other tribes as devil. Rwanda and Burundi had a bad experience when they voted for a force, tribal leader and that is what every well meaning Zambian is thinking about before voting.

    Those people you see in the pictures are job seekers…

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    • But you are dull sir! A proper definition of dullness! The kwacha stated losing value in 2011 just when PF came into power. Have you forgotten that the kwacha was trading at K4 in September, 2011 and started losing value shortly after PF won elections? By January, 2015 the kwacha was trading at K7.60. As soon as EL won elections the kwacha lost value to trade at K8.2.

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    • You must be very dull iwe ka vim. What do you mean the issue of currency is global? It is because of failed policies of your party which has caused many investors to keep their money in US dollars thereby creating shortage of the hard currency. The Chines issue is not one you should hide the fallen value of Zambian Kwacha. Your part and its presido are just a failed project. So just keep away your ignorance.

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    • Those people you see in the picture are people who are not happy with the current government. Open your eyes Zambians want a prosperous country you’re busy bringing in your tribalism lies. It’s a tired subject let it go.

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    • Bwana VIM, we entrust our affairs to people we feel can come up with policies to mitigate against natural and man-made shocks. If your Lungu cannot live up to our standards, then he must zwa to make room for those who can.

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  3. The issue of currencies cannot be justifiably used to gain votes because Zambia is not the only country affected by the globally strong performing US dolar. The whole africa is in pain of the powerful US dolar.

    The issue of droughts also cannot win a person who does not deserve to rule Zambia because as far as people know, the rain season is not controlled by PF.

    Zambians love peace and cannot afford to vote for selfish/tribal individuals who just want to be in state house without a better plan. GGGEEENNNOCCCIIIDDDEEEE is what we do not want ….

    Zambians cannot vote for people who call other tribes as devil. Rwanda and Burundi had a bad experience when they voted for a force, tribal leader and that is what every well meaning ZambianS are thinking about before voting.

    Those…

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    • @ MUNYA

      What are you blabbing about? From where did you pop-up? Please, go to nearest psychiatric hospital urgently. Your “reasoning” (lol) has collapsed.

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  4. But you are dull sir! A proper definition of dullness! The kwacha stated losing value in 2011 just when PF came into power. Have you forgotten that the kwacha was trading at K4 in September, 2011 and started losing value shortly after PF won elections? By January, 2015 the kwacha was trading at K7.60. As soon as EL won elections the kwacha lost value to trade at K8.2.

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    • Okay we hear you. But what about the drought and fluctuations in financial markets. Is it only Zambia facing a challenging economic climate?

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    • @ Patriot Abroad

      Of course Zambia is not only one. All countries are in same mess. Zambia is different from the rest by the approach its Government has taken. Instead of fighting inflation, creating friendly environment for local SME, taking necessary legal steps to assure foreign investors, fighting corruption, enforcing rule of Law, what current Government is doing?
      You said “…Okay we hear you…” and I do believe you. For the answer to your questions, look around you. How other governments are reacting? The answers to your questions are there.

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    • Maybe jail for treason for sabotaging Zambias economy would be better!

      Very soon he will be telling what is left of these pathetic failures “don’t blame me for losing the election” !!!!!!

      And Kwambili will be saying “it’s Global” !!!!!

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  5. Abena Lupando Mwape yabanyonkola njala. Imagine out of employment since 2009. Bulanda bushala and the man without shame says Northerners are desperate to get into power instead of him saying he his desparate takwete apakumo ukuboko mukaamba. Brian Chingimbu fighting his wife who dumped him for greener pastures (greener men in PF) now wants others to believe that PF has failed. The is bitter and will never forgive PF for grabbing his beautiful wife. She is now my girl friend. Insansa kuchinjanya Brian.
    Job seekers are regrouping under UPND under the guise of joining a promising party. We are still in power until I die and I am only 14 years.

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    • Lupando Mwape is totally broke nd drives a tartared smoking little car. Last time he was on the copperbelt he was stranded because he had no money for fuel to Lusaka. Todate the fuel he drew has never been paid for.
      Zambians should be sensitive to such politicians, we don’t want change for the sake of change again.

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  6. This man can only rule this country when cows are allowed to vote, other wise he justs wastes his time and money. VIVA PF and Lungu

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  7. Mr Mwape is not a factor in politics he should have just retired. Are there not any other people who can engage in politics than having the same faces?

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  8. Lupando Mwape, Geoffrey Mwamba, Canicius Banda, Mutale Nalumango, Mangani, Felix Mutati, Mucheleka etc and many more pretending to be Pf for financial gain just for now. Surely if UPND used to be tribal in the past then it is no longer. Umunani usuma wine uilombela umucele. Naine ni Zambia forward. We need unit of purpose. Hunger and poverty knows no tribe bane. Forward!!!! Forward!!!!!!!!!

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  9. It will all just be about who entices more MMD members to join either UPND or PF… And based on the last few years goings-on PF are in the lead at the moment.
    Please ba UPND bloggers, don’t insult me, I’m only giving an opinion!!

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    • Why are we so harsh on lupando mwape than anyone else who has joined upnd?Does it mean that he actually poses a danger to pf’s chances of winning elections?Could someone explain why lupando mwape is creating such a fuss ?l am now getting worried.Things are not on our side.Our Think Tanks should come with a powerful strategy so that we begin to attract more people,please. This is an election year.

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    • But you are the same PF who are tearing yourselves apart. What about Miles Sampa and his break away, PF, are you sure of what you are talking about or is iit just sour grapes. Mind you 11 August, is just around the corner and I can see panic written all over Pathetic Failures faces.

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  10. Lupando Mwale is not a factor, this a finished Politian. He failed to return his seat as an MP. EL and the PF will continue after August,11th 2016. VIVA PF!

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  11. UPND is like a Lonely Hearts Hotel. It’s where all the politically dejected go to wallow in their hatred of their former parties. They encourage each other with dastardly plans to unseat their enemies. Look at Brian Chinyemba Mukuyu ex husband of Christalbel Ngimbu, is he not the fella she had an acrimonious divorce from? She is PF, so well he’ll teach her a lesson by joining her opposition? This is all hot air. former Veep Mwape can’t really join PF because he will be a very small fish in with the bigger fish in the pond. Joining UPND, he makes a bigger splash noticeable for 15 mins in the Media.

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    • @Patriot (Really Traitor) Abroad, You seem smart, but not so smart. Your Politics seem to cloud your judgement. Look, there is plenty of water under the ground in Zambia. If you were a people who plan and think about things, you would not depend on rains and droughts for your livelihood. If you had invested in a new rifinery in say NW provice, you could have taken advantage of the low oil prices and made revenue for the nation. Even now, you can take advantage of the low oil prices and buy in balk, so that when these prices start going up (and they will) you can sell and make revenue for the nation. If Zambia planned well, you could be an exporter of refined fuel in the region. Make your economy strong and don’t depend on other nations. Open your mind.

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  12. There will be no better time than this to show PF the exit door. They’re better placed in opposition and it;s high time we shelved them were they belong

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  13. Ba pf you are burring your heads in the sand. Zambian have changed their hearts against you and have gone HH and UPND. The earlier you realize the better. Villagers too have changed their minds against you because of the high cost of living you have inflicted on everyone through your reckless policies, corruption and intimidations.

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  14. WELL SAID BY LUPANDO MWAPE! NOW THE TASK IS ON UPND! AS MUCH AS THE PEOPLE ARE VOICING THIER SUPPORT FOR UPND SO TOO WILL THIER EXPECTATIONS BE .WE WILL EXPECT UPND TO BE READY FROM DAY ONE. UPND HAS ASSEMBLED A GOOD TEAM OF TALENT AND KNOWLEDGE NOW IT WILL BE UP TO THE PARTY TO TRANSFORM THE COUNTRY AND TURN THIS ECONOMY AROUND. WE ARE TIED OF EXCUSES AND UPND WILL NOT HAVE IT EASY WE WILL BE WATCHING AND THE PEOPLE EXPECT RESULTS OR ATLEAST GENUINE CONCERTED EFFORT WITH DISCIPLINE! OTHERWISE UPND WILL FACE THE SAME WRATH THAT HAS BEFALLEN PF. DO NOT BETRAY THE PEOPLE! !!

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  15. Only a Tonga can lead UPND””’The Lupando Mwapes and other Northerners are just wasting their time.

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  16. Balupando u are well come to UPND.Ba PF now u can feel the heat.Wapya baisa.HH and the group we are behind u.

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  17. Lupando Mwape is a fiished ploitician, he thinks the tribal leader will give a position in Gvernment in case they win the elections in Augaust, 2016. Nakalya

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    • @Global: Those of us who are neutral do not think Lupando Mwape is finished. If the same Lupando Mwape joined PF, he was going to be praised by the PF cadres day and night on this very website. Just accept that it will become increasingly difficult for PF to convince people that UPND is a tribal /regional Party considering that people from all provinces are now joining them. Lets not hate one another because of political affiliation or tribe. Let the BEST candidate (whoever it will be ) win on August 11, 2016.

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  18. This country will never develop as long politicians remain migiratary in nature. Yes politics about numbers but stomach the former MMD die hards and men and women who served under MMD denouncing the former ruling party just because they seen high chances of UPND forming the next govt. In Zambian politics there are no life members and the end result will be a weaker opposition situation. We are men and women of no principles and I hope Edgar Chagwa Lungu is learning something. In the event that PF fails to form next govt. then it will be nashala neka. The UPND will finish also as new members shall take over senior positions at the expense of original REDS. Just wait and see. In this old guards don’t retire from active politics. The only man who has been honest with the Zambian political…

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    • What should they do, retire from politics? The problem is not the politicians per se. It’s the tendency for political parties to become dysfunctional. UNIP was the first to set that precedence. It has been the trend since.

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  19. Ok, now I have found the correct definition of UPND! Its nolonger a Regional Party but now is a Regionals Party!

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  20. A man of no firm corner stone cannot be trusted. Even Nervous Mumba a man of the cloth was once Vice President. President Lungu handed him a decisive beating last elections. Our only viable opposition leader is Edith Nawakwi. Not people that are only following HH and GBM’s money.

    Viva President Nawakwi.

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  21. When Zambians become so bold and stand against small-minded politicians who preach tribaism Zambia will be saved. I hate tribalism and racism and I am sure those who do not suppress it are evil and lack wisdom!

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  22. Job seekers…let me also join UPND and get a share of the two billionaires’s money…kwa lola umwela

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  23. There is no real defection in politics of nowadays.Real defections happened in 1991 when every wanted change.These defections are just cosmetic and bogus.Lupando Katoloshi Mwape is just another hungry politician who want to chew HH’s money.He is supposed to rest like his elder brother Munkombwe.We need young people like,Derrick Livune,Cornelius Mwetwa,Greyford,Elick Chanda and others to be in politics.These recycled politicians are just a disgrace who need to be packed in a bin of oblivion.

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  24. Iyeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!, Mr Lupando is around ? Where is he going to make an impact?Not a good purchase for UPND mwee! Naba Rose Banda? These are just job seekers ,no wonder Zambian politics will never change and eventually we will end up with the same people from former rulling parties.Masebo, GBM,Mangani,Munkombwe,Nalumango,William Banda,Besa chimbaka,when will New people be allowed to contribute to the running of the country’s affairs.

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  25. We are used to this….online it’s UPND but on the ground and ballot box it’s PF…need I say more…come talk to me in August

    2016 vote PF ( Edgar )

    I thank you

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  26. True bembas should not be alarmed by this development. Read your history carefully you will discover that Lupando Mwape looked the other way when bembas were being called thieves and persecuted by Mwanawasa. All the men and women that persecuted Bembas/ Easterners between 2001 and 2008 have congregated in UPND. The mission is to continue the persecution and demonization of the largest of the largest voting blocs in Zambia. Lupando Mwape was defeated in an election by the patriotic front in 2011. Good luck UPND!

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  27. The more Northerners and Easterners UPND gains, the less chance Southerners will have to be in government. The same people he is welcoming will be appointed and it will back to square one with Northerners and Easterners still running the country. Be careful UPND!

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  28. Katoloshi has resurrected.He supported EL in January thinking he will be given a Job,but alas it never came.Now he hs been fished by GBM who wants to justify his place in UpNAdown party.He has borught spent charlattans who lost his seat as a seating vice president.These chaps are not bringing anything food to the table but utter misery that will manifest and further inflicted on UPND in August,2016.HH with his extremist mindeset is confused with these new outliers in the party.He is been banged by his Tonga crique as to why he has allowed these infesters to come and rob their deserved positions in their birth right groupings.The matrix has changed and find the determinat in becoming so complex for original members and HH himself. He is cursing himself cause own are up in arms.Arent you…

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    • The problem with Bembas is they always have to undermine other tribes before they used to refer to north westerners as toilet cleaners, those that are old enough know this history. I’m sure UPND is keeping them for numbers.

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    • @Malume Obakeng
      Agreed!
      But who are cleaning toilets in town now? I believe all tribes are affected. You find Chandas, Bandas, Lungus, Inonges, Musoles & Habwaantus working as toilet cleaners now on the CB & LSK.

      But the question is why other tribes join a despised profession in this era of hundreds of Schools, Colleges & Universities including Copperstone?

      For Luvales you mentioned they did that mostly in early years 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s cos having migrated to urban areas without education & relatives they had to do odd jobs to survive just like educated Africans do in USA & UK.
      But why others doing these same odd jobs now in Zambia, USA & UK?

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  29. and wen u loose the elections please to erect yo voices that PF has stolen…..be ready for the outcome either way……. but ba lupando is not a factor mwee anyhow nowander Mr Mwiimba wants to be upnd vice president…..wish u well sir

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  30. Yamuyokola njala,Great Bag of Maize splashing his money to recruit finished politicians,Cosmetics at its play.

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  31. Without commenting on the merits or otherwise of these people joining the UPND, non of my business really. the good thing is that they are shaming the tribalists that is Kambwili et al. One Zambia One Nation!!!!

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  32. There is something so calm about this man. I like him and well maybe it is about time we start the movement.

    One love.

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  33. Some bloggers are saying that Lupando Mwape is not a factor. What matters is that he has a vote and if you read the article carefully, he has come with hundreds of people from other political parties. The pendulum is almost tipping, PF watch out!

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  34. #Katondo Boys. You know that the January 2015 elections were rigged. This is common knowledge. VJ has now touched the nerves that would have facilitated another rigging. Anti PF police are deliberately trying to have VJ provide the intrinsic details about the rigging process at Totalling Centre. This latest development was the basis of ridicule against the Tonga people that they would never rule zambia. It’s because people had access to this manipulation. Cheating is an abomination to a nation. Prepare yourself for a Tonga president my friend. This year by the way. Nisepa kuli utwile laezo wahesu.

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  35. Lupando Mwape: He said many Northerners have now concluded that they desperately need to be in power in order to transform the fortunes of Zambia.
    Q: Something I don’t understand?

    My overall assessment: The circus has begun, if these goons are not adopted as parliamentary candidates, they will be trooping back and say ati “I did not know what I was doing”. If uPMD adopts them, well, the “economic management” theories will go with the wind.
    Watch this space, Awe lwanya!!!

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  36. Ok. So it now more Bemba Speakers going into UPND! That is what we need so that those who said Bembas don’t want to join parties led by other ethnic groups can see that it is not true. And then,the better part is that now that all parties will claim sufficient representation from all regions so who ever may loose,then will just loose for not attracting people of right caliber and influence to persuade voters! So the defections are becoming interesting indeed!

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  37. Lupando Mwape even lost an election while he was vice president shame to think that he will bring change.

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  38. SHII SHI SHI IF ONLY ONE KNOWS HOW TO PLAY CHESS THEN U CAN SEE WHAT I M SEEING.
    -LUPANDA HAS BEEN PICK TO STAND AS RUNNING MATE TO BALANCE TRIBE & AVOID CONFUSION BETWEEN GBM & BANDA HENCE HIS EXCITEMENT
    -BEING ONCE A VICE PRESIDENT THEY FEEL HE RUN GOVT
    OSERVATION
    #WHY HOLD THIS IN LUSAKA NOT NORTHERN PROVINCE WHERE LUPANDO STAYS
    #KNOWING LUSAKA WERE THESE PIPO MANY?
    #WERE THE DEFECTORS GENIUE NOT JUST BOT?
    NANALYSIS
    -LUPANDO IS A FINISHED PIECE JUST LIKE MULONGOTI,MUNKOMBWE ETC WHO WILL JUST CONSUME AND OFFER LESS
    -THIS NOW ADDS ON USELESS BEINGS ON TOP OFFERING NEGATIVES STARTING FROM HH,GBM,BANDA,VJ THESE ARE USELESS WITH NEGATIVE POLITICAL BACKGROUNDS
    I CAN SMELL A FUSEMATE COMING TO HH A BAD ONE FOR THAT MATTER
    HH YO PIECES ARE FINISHED ECL WILL CHECKMATE U ON 11/08/16

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  39. THESE PEOPLE BALEKENI BAKALILA.VIVA LUPANDO MWAPE AND THE OTHERS YOU ARE WELCOME TO THIS PARTY ( UPND )

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  40. HH has promised to be EL strongest opponent in August. Even HH is not expecting to win. It will be close contest but EL will DEFINITLY WIN

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  41. Poor Lupando Mwape; his pension has dried up, so soon. No other means for sustainance, PF has sadly ignored him knowing that his sujorn to the party was never going to be genuine. And now, finally to the crumbs from the kachemas’ table! Times-they-are-achanging, indeed!

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  42. U KNOW US ZAMBIANS ARE TRICKY WE KNOW WHEN SOMETHING IS BEING FIXED OR REAL.
    THIS IS HH ‘S DESPARATE MOVE TRYING TO FIX ONES HE CALLS MONKEYS. ASK MUTATI OR NALUMANGO THEY WERE THERE ASK THEM WHAT THEY SAW & WHAT THEY HEARD THEY WILL NEVER GO BACK AGAIN ASK WHY ?
    MUTATI HAD STAMINA NOT THAT AMBI FINSHED CAP, UMUKOTE UWO AMANO YAPELELA MUKUSUBA AMBI ULU ULWAKUFWAYA UKU KASHIKA NGOMUSUNGU.
    THIS MAN IS ON PAYROL OF HH JUST LIKE MIYANDA POVERTY STRIKEN POLITICIAN (PSP)

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    • So some people are called monkey whilst others are called …….. (fill in the missing word).

      We are all humans irrespective what some people call others. Scott was also called a …….. (fill in the blank) by PF members.

      Relax and enjoy the drama. More to come before we reach August.

      Viva #ZambiaUnited.

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  43. Stay focused Mr. President! They will be licking wounds soon! The other one will not even be able to stand up because it will be the seventh or so consecutive loss! God bless Zambia!

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  44. Ba Katoloshi simply needs more trousers to wear, may be pin stripe ones!…Belly Politics(BP).
    Late Levy Mwanawasa gave this “Uncle Bemba Tom” a chance and he went on to lose an election, rejected by his own tribes men….How will he create an impact for UPND??
    By the way, New national constitution will not permit defectors to force a by-election…therefore, they best collaborate now or hang on a string…

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  45. The huge crowd president Edgar Lungu attracted in Mazabuka today is shocking!!if ECL campaigns well in southern,PF will get more than 100 000 votes unlike the 18 000 ECL got from Southern in 2015.BRAVO TO MAZABUKA RESIDENTS FOR REJECTING TRIBAL POLITICS!!

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    • Lungu has gone to.and.received a thunderous welcome from the people of southern province that he and his agents insult as tribalis.ts……Lord of mercy!!!

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    • Kidogo – Have you ever heard ECL insult any tribe? It is ECL who went to Mazabuka, and people of Mazabuka went to welcome their president.

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  46. At this rate, it will not be long before uPMD is swamped by bembas and their cousins. I can see the anguish on the faces of those who thought uPMD would remain a pure bred bull forever.

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    • Let UPND continue to spread it’s cover especially to North Eastern Rhodesia……it’s one Zambia , one Nation

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  47. @Eddy: The people of Southern province are just proving that they are not tribalists as you PF cadres claim.

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  48. After realising GBM cannot stand due to grade 12 certificate, and failing to woo Mutati they have managed to cheat starving Katoloshi by promising him running mate position. But can this man deliver northern votes? Where was he when Sata beat MMD whilst in power?
    For Ngimbu, he thinks that will punish his estranged wife. What a caliber of people UPND is attractive ting!

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  49. His bank accounts has run dry. This old rat exerts no influence in Northern and Muchinga. We cannot even see him under the microscope ku Lubemba.

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  50. Ba Zambia finshi mulefwaya natwishiba fwe bene eeeeh Lungu eeeh Lungu eeeh Lungu eo tulefwaya x2 via singing
    Lupando Mwape njala yamunyokola

    2016…its continuation chabe

    Vote PF ( Edgar )

    I thank you

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  51. Zambia need to be analytical. They must search for the reason as to why the Great Son of Zambia fired Lupando Mwape from the position of Republican Vice President and damped to China. The writing is on the wall. Taking into account the behaviour of Tonga academics at Unza and CBU, it is a fact that UPND is incubating TRIBALISM likely to be hatched if Zambians erroneously voted this Bantu-Botatwe party into Government. We still remember how the HH booted out Patrick Chisanga, Sakwiba Sikota and Bob Sisichinga from UPND. GBM, Lupando Mwape, Nalumango, Canicius Banda are merely useful TOOLS used to portray a National outlook for UPND .

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  52. LUPANDO MWAPE WAS WIPED IN KASAMA BY PF WHEN HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT FOR MMD SO HE IS A FINISHED POLITICIAN BUT WE ARE NOT SURPRISED SINCE HH GETS USELESS AND FINISHED POLITICIANS LIKE WILLIAM BANDA AS A POLITICAL ADVISER AND GBM A GRADE 6 AND HE HAS ADDED ANOTHER FINISHED POLITICIAN. HH WE KNOW YOU BY THE FRIENDS YOU ASSOCIATE WITH YOU ARE A LOSER AND WILL REMAIN SO

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  53. I thought the curtains were drawn on this man?!!! He is still on stage? Damn, a little small incision through the curtain I guess!

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  54. UPND will invite anybody including Mushala if he was to resurrect and have a voters card. There is need to keep some originality to attract votes from the sensitive side of society who analyse beyond the president the team to take over power. HH is himself untasted as a politician, hence might be very original in approach and policies. However the goons he is surrounding himselof with such as GBM, William Banda, VJ, Mukombwe, Maureen Mwanawasa and now Lupando Katoloshi Mwape do not inspire confidence in some of us. These are simply greedy job seekers! We need more of Cornelius Mweetwa and Caniscius Banda type. These are young, intelligent and uncorrupted by power.
    UPND is metamorphosising into a mop-up monister for all rejects and job seekers and if by chance they win the 11/08/2016…

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  55. UPND is metamorphosising into a mop-up monister for all rejects and job seekers and if by chance they win the 11/08/2016 elections, it would be veery interesting to watch what positions these greedy job seeking gang will get.

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  56. used cartridge he was a nonentity in PF who could not even be seen under a microscope, good riddance. He exerted no influence in Lubemba areas, Ask GBM why he put an injunction in the high for a by-election in Kasama.

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  57. Lupande adds no value why waste time to parade him. Actually these are the people who are making UPND even more unpopular. Hungry Hyena should have received Lupanda quietly.

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  58. ‘He said many Northerners have now concluded that they DESPERATELY need to be in power in order to transform the fortunes of Zambia” – Katoloshi yamunyokola

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  59. Ba Katoloshi, just say you need HH for a government job hoping he wins the next elections. Do not cheat us that Zambia needs the liquidator of our parastatals when we know he just benefited himself from the role he played in privatization.

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  60. katoloshi a finished politician. he has been seen in every ministry looking for a job. whilst he was a veep he lost terribly in malole. useless man.

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  61. Probably not doing so well we hear. But then uPMD is forgiven for “recruiting” Katoloshi to their ranks. For the same reasons that Mwanawasa wanted a person that would not pose a threat or challenge his authority, so HH may want Katoloshi for exactly the same reason. GBM is a serious doubt.
    As for the rumour of Jack Mwiimbu for running mate, it may not be a rumour after all. There is no smoke without fire, and we could be having the powers that be in the inner circles of uPMD testing the waters to find out what would be the reaction of the public if a member of the inner circle of uPMD was selected especially in view of the tribal tag that weighs heavily around the neck of uPMD.
    As I have said before, Jack Mwiimbu is the best candidate but uPMD has to sort out the tribal fall out…

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  62. As I have said before, on the basis of merit Jack Mwiimbu is the best candidate for running mate, but uPMD has to sort out the tribal fall out which may cost them votes, or even threaten the unity of their party. But many times they were warned to come clean and they did not heed the warning. Katwishi nomba kuli aba ba Opposer (previously known as Opposition party).

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  63. Actually, contrary to what HH said about Edgar not sleeping, it is him HH who has a very serious problem and spending sleepless nights. How does he manage to reconcile the expectations of the inner circle of the party and its membership base (stronghold) against those of the GBMs, Dr Bandas, and now Katoloshi? All this when you know that the whole nation is watching keenly like 14 million pairs of the eyes of the national eagle. I hope these politicians have competent doctors at hand.

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  64. Imwe banthu what is happening to Tilwenji Kaunda these days? Is he still clinging on to UNIP? How can UNIP form government when you have people like tilwenji clinging on to a party like a tick? Surely Tilwenji does not hope to win and become president one day does he? Now we have Nevers who wants to kill MMD like Tilwenji did to UNIP. Whats wrong with these people from Chinsali? Is it the curse of Lenshina or what? Is this why we have people like Lupando just move from party to party because the leaders at the top in some parties do not want to give way? When will parties in Zambia mature so that they do not die after losing an election? Today it is PF but for long?

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  65. Luganda Mwape, GBM or whoever, the FACT IS UPND WILL BE DEFEATED PANTS DOWN AND THIS THE LAST TIME KALUSA HEKA WILL EVER BE HEARD IN OUR POLITICAL DISPENSATION. DEFECTIONS LIKE THIS ONE ARE STAGE MANAGED AND THE PEOPLE YOU THER ARE THE SAME OLD AND TIRED, BITTER AND LUNATICS IN UPND, NOTHING NEW!
    Check the real reception of ECL by the people in Mazabuka, that’s the difference between Under 5and grownup men and women.
    Viva mighty PF, viva Lungu,
    EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU 67%
    Hakaivotela HEKA 35%
    FDD 2%
    chapwa.

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  66. It’s a talent for some people to talk, twist and manipulate things all the time!!! That’s why Zambia is always the last (muchila) in almost everything. They never quit talking and give excuses for all the faults.

    Compare: just yesterday Namibia could assure its nationals that there will be no load shedding till 2019! This is something which Zambia can’t do apart from relying on prayers which I think is just mocking God!

    The writer of the book ‘Why Africa is Poor’ candidly put it well when he said ‘poverty is a choice’. Certainly for Zambia all because what some people see is tribe no matter the capabilities of a person!

    Why so much talking if Lupando is finished?

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