RAINBOW Party leader Wynter Kabimba reads a joint communique at Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka on behalf of other opposition Political Parties among them Rainbow Party,UPND, ADD, Peoples Party, Green Party, UPP and NDP.
RAINBOW Party leader Wynter Kabimba reads a joint communique at Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka on behalf of other opposition Political Parties among them Rainbow Party,UPND, ADD, Peoples Party, Green Party, UPP and NDP.

Opposition political parties have pledged not to engage in violent, hate speech and tribal campaigns ahead of the August 11 general elections.

Speaking on behalf of the parties that agreed and signed a communiqué, Rainball Party leader, Wynter Kabimba says the parties will prioritise messages of peace, love and unity.

Mr. Kabimba disclosed that the parties have also resolved to push for the repeal of the public order act and the review of the electoral Act.

He says they also want government to enact the Access to information law.

Mr. Kabimba however clarified that the Consultative meeting is not meant to provide for the formation of a political alliance.

Meanwhile the convener of the Consultative meeting for political parties, Vernon Mwaanga said there is need for dialogue among political parties including the ruling party.

Dr. Mwaanga encouraged the ruling PF to be the one to initiate dialogue with the opposition because it is good for the country.

Political party leaders from the UPND, MMD, Rainball party, Green party attended the media briefing and signed the communiqué.

But Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says Government will only make a comprehensive statement after studying the statement made by the opposition.

Mr. Kambwili says he has directed the Director of Media and Press in his Ministry to immediately email him the statement issued by the opposition parties.

And PF Secretary General Davies Chama says the opposition Political Parties are desperate and are seeking comfort from each other.

Mr. Chama says some opposition leaders failed to give the people of Zambia a constitution when they had the opportunity to do so.

He told a media briefing that it is surprising that some leaders are calling on people to reject the constitution after being in the forefront advocating for a people driven constitution.

Meanwhile Mr. Chama stated that the ruling Party is headed for a victory this August because of the many development programmes that President Edgar Lungu is spearheading.

RAINBOW Party leader Wynter Kabimba speaks to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his vice president Godfrey Bwalya at joint press conference by various opposition Political Parties among them Rainbow Party,UPND, ADD, Peoples Party, Green Party, UPP and NDP.
RAINBOW Party leader Wynter Kabimba speaks to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his vice president Godfrey Bwalya at joint press conference by various opposition Political Parties among them Rainbow Party,UPND, ADD, Peoples Party, Green Party, UPP and NDP.
VETERAN Politician Vermon Mwanga
VETERAN Politician Vermon Mwanga
VETERAN Politician Vermon Mwanga stresses a point to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice President, Godfrey Bwalya at the Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka where opposition Political Parties among them Rainbow Party,UPND, ADD, Peoples Party, Green Party, UPP and NDP are scheduled to hold a joint press conference.
VETERAN Politician Vermon Mwanga stresses a point to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice President, Godfrey Bwalya at the Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka where opposition Political Parties among them Rainbow Party,UPND, ADD, Peoples Party, Green Party, UPP and NDP are scheduled to hold a joint press conference.
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema shares a light moment with People's Party President Mike Mulongoti at the Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka after a joint press conference by various opposition political parties in Zambia.
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema shares a light moment with People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti at the Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka after a joint press conference by various opposition political parties in Zambia.
RAINBOW Party leader Wynter Kabimba leaving the Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka after a joint press conference by various opposition Political Parties among them Rainbow Party,UPND, ADD, Peoples Party, Green Party, UPP and NDP.
RAINBOW Party leader Wynter Kabimba leaving the Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka after a joint press conference by various opposition Political Parties among them Rainbow Party,UPND, ADD, Peoples Party, Green Party, UPP and NDP.
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67 COMMENTS

  1. Problems is PF will have nothing to hit UPND with without tribal talk. It want happen with PF trust me..

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    • Well done opposition. We need sanity in our politics. Edgar has failed to stop violence. Just honest orders to the police to stop the violence would stop this nonsense.Guy Scott was able to stop the violence. If Edgar can’t stop the violence how can he manage to improve our economy

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    • Sanity is correct. It is actual simple logic. We live together in our daily lives then ‘politicians’ speak like we don’t hang out, work together, inter marry, have cousin ships, tease and co-exist. More of this. Less of the other.

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    • Good stuff from the opposition!

      Show this useless Lungu and his PF how Zambians can work together even if they have different political views.

      We need ISSUE BASED debates about the way forward, not PF type of divide and rule tactics based on tribalism and lies!

      And we need FACTS from an Access to Information Act that will allow Zambians to make informed choices, not this hiding away the corruption and incompetence by PF that is costing us BILLIONS!

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    • LT you are becoming useless. Why didn’t you publish the full statement.
      I can’t understand what Boko Haram Chama is blubbering about. Who talked about the constitution? Is it because they are talking about his violence he feels threatened or he wants to make himself relevant after Kadansa has dumped him for belly dancing Mumbi Phiri.

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    • We demand UPND and MMD join forces in Orange Alliance
      and let Miles Sampa head the collision.

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • What happens if during the first round of elections Major Political Parties whether ruling or opposition with alliances don’t make the 50+1, where will they get the extra votes in the second round. First round should be for all political parties to work extra hard individually and then form alliances in the second round. Anyway it is a tricky situation because Major Political parties whether ruling or opposition if they have not done their homework well in terms of grass root mobilization, strenghthening Party structures in all the constituencies and wards, marketing themselves based on issues to win Zambians can still lose in the first round by not attaining the 50 +1. Political Parties whether ruling or opposition should do a lot of critical thinking, planning and implementations and…

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    • Political Parties whether ruling or opposition should do a lot of critical thinking, planning and implementations and should go out full swing to win the votes of Zambians based on issues.

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    • Good move, leave pf to be chama, kambwili, chagwa, mumbi, mumbling to themselves, never respond to their violent, tribal politics and hate speech, lets see what pf will base their campaigns on, now the campaigns are becoming interesting.

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    • This agreement will only be believable if the Zambian Watchdog, a mouthpiece of Hakainde Hichilema and the opposition UPND abide by it.

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    • ……very hungry and angry. LOL!
      but this vj guy..
      when is he going to leave zambia alone?
      as if we do not have suitors…

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  2. Can Kambwili read and comprehend without the help of the Copperstone lectures? Has he already gone as a front party to the Vatican for weight loss prayers? Ask Dorika, she knows better!

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  3. What a great day today & ahead, bravo bravo bravo to the oppositions for standing up together against PF failures, corruption, tribalism & violence!
    Now, shame to the 3 Bemba Tribalist Alliance of Chipimo, Chanda & Sampa is tribalism in high definition. Swallow your guilt trip for tribalism & join the winning team, UPND.
    Viva Oppositions, abash PF.
    3 months left!
    The Skeleton Key
    ~206~

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  4. The Wrecking Ball Parties in Zambian Political field. No Con is Low enough with these immoral people. If they were serious about Peace in Zambian a Politics they would have sought to include the gov’t in their meeting and then put out an agreed statement. As it us they have gathered to play a joint game, rallying around the constitution, POA ( Access to Information us a bad joke to UPND who regularly give out other people’s medical and personal information online, usually twisted) etc. The penultimate statement for our attention is a ‘Please note, this NOT a Coalition.’ Seriously!! Rats and Snakes in ONE bag! Is that possible! Joint mischief more like!

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  5. See how HH looks at Kabimba with disguised contempt compared to the way he looks at Mwaanga with attention and respect.
    The fact that MMD was not there confirms that this is an attempt at an alliance sponsored by Mwaanga. Just wait for more this week.
    The reconciliation from hate speech is supposed to be betwern PF and upnd, this meeting shows the real intention of an alliance of flyweights (since you misinterpret the word “mosquito).
    But upnd in an alliance, Kaya? But then this 50%+1 seems to have rattled a few, it’s working wonders, where HH even thinks the one vote may come from Mmembe!

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    • Nobody trusts MMD especially Mumba. The Pastor ended up negotiating the Vice Presidency for himself in the Mwanawasa Administration – so who would ever trust him again??

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  6. PF are getting scared by the day, your votes are being split in your bedroom and you’ve got no chance this time round to keep you in power. Just wait for parliament to close. Did you hear that they were 4 PF cabinet ministry at Sampa’s DF Launch? Now in May it will be each for himself and Zambia for us all

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  7. They just fell short of admitting their failure to strike common ground for an alliance. That was the original intention isn’t it so, ba Kabimba naba VJ? Kabimba actually cannot enter into an alliance with upnd and the other opposition parties can he? Isn’t he the one with his SG Musomali who recently stated that their agenda is socialism and so they did not see how they could work with anybody else as the rest were capitalists? I am sure it was impossible for Kabimba to find where to start from even though they gave him the floor. Just look at the amazement on HH ‘s face! I would probably be equally amazed to find myself seated next to Kabimba.
    But then with apology from HH to Mmembe, Mmembe is probably calling the shots for a Kabimba/HH alliance, the rest of the so called…

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  8. But then with apology from HH to Mmembe, Mmembe is probably calling the shots for a Kabimba/HH alliance, the rest of the so called opposition parties are just pawns in the chess game. The master muppeteer Mmembe at work!

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    • @Terrible you mean smoke screen prayers where you fellows pretend to be godly so that you fool the masses once their eyes are closed and then you go on hate speech against other tribes, people, social groups and political parties. You actually cheat yourselves that the God of everyone has taken sided with you. How do you do that. In fact do not bring religion in these matters.

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    • There is nothing wrong if HH and Kabimba reconciled – it is for the good of our country!! Remember that Kabimba’s father has always been staunch UPND. Forward with our nation!!

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  9. Indeed there are no permanent enemies in Politics. Who thought HH in his desperate quest to get to State House would stoop so low as to share the platform with his sworn arch enemy number 1 Wynter Kabimba whom he once called a dull lawyer who he would never hire even if he was the only lawyer left on earth. And today he even sits next to him. Desperation taken to the next level

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  10. I would advise PF to just ignore the call by Mwaanga and the so called opposition parties with the contempt they deserve. They just want to waste your time and derail your solid campaign. Desperate strategies by the “master rigger” himself. If they were serious about the subject of their meeting, why didn’t they call PF, and MMD, to the table too? And in Zambia reconciliation is normally done by the church, not interested parties or riggers. Isn’t this the rigger who was recently warned and cautioned by police for some disparaging statement about P f rigging the elections. Barely a week later the same rigger can organize or call for reconciliation? They don’t attend prayers, they boycott national events, they insult Edgar on a daily basis like eating nshima, come on what…

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  11. ….they don’t attend national prayers, they boycott national events, they insult President Lungu on a daily basis like eating nshima, on what basis can they build reconciliation? Don’t they know that reconciliation or friendship is sometimes built from social events like attending church together, enjoying the independence cake together, attending the signing ceremony of constitution etc. Just a case in point, you see the baby like rapport between Nevers Mumba and Edgar Lungu, I mean Edgar starting a serious proposal on an alliance between PF and MMD via sms messages. This was only possible because there is no ice between them. HH develop your social skills before you can think of state house. No need for envy and hate, everything has it’s time.

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  12. PF’a downfall, among many other weaknesses is maintaining a poorly crafted campaign agenda based on UPND being tribal and development projects. The two are poor campaign messages given the economic stature of our country as at now. What Zambians want is a government that will help them have food. Send their children to school, create jobs and lower the cost of living. If the so-called Tonga president can provide these needs, Zambians from every corner of the country are ready to vote for him. Roads will come later. PF should not wallow in its delusion on this matter.

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  13. @ Terrible

    Control your temper and try seeing the positive here. Any such meeting of minds is a million times better than Lungus hypocrisy of calling for prayers for reconciliation and then letting his “chief government spokesman” vomit hate speech and tribal ranting in the public PF controlled media immediately afterwards!

    These people are showing statesmanship. Not the dull electioneering we see from Lungu and the rest of PF. Lungu should be telling us about PF achievements, but he is all too aware there are none!

    THAT is why they are propagating their nonsense.

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  14. Ok, can somebody remind me how many times or rather opportunities the Once Great Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba had to enact the Access to Information Bill and every time the opportunity presented itself through a parliament sitting , he poured his urine on it. Today he is now telling us that he is going to champion the enactment of the Access to Information Bill. Really? To borrow Jay Jay’s words. ” How Laughable”

    Come on people, we got to get serious sometimes. Are these the only politicians Zambia is left with?

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  15. There is always something to sign when its election time. First it was a social contract now it is this. All being done in vain. And funny enough the under 5 s are quick to append their signatures. But when it comes to prayers they are enter the grass

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  16. MMD or is it PF boot licker. Today’s constitution has been enacted because Edgar wanted it enacted.

    Kabimba was not President of PF and Michael himself was on record demanding for an animal driven constitution. So how could a minister enact the Access to Information Bill or constitution if there was no will from the president himself.?

    I have noticed your dislike for Wynter just like you had the dislike for Michael the found of the PF party you are boot licking today for saving RB from going to jail. You have suddenly fallen in love with the party you day and night disagreed with. What has changed today. Bwana you are not different in terms of character from these politicians you are attacking.

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    • Well Your are right and Wynter is on record to say that Sata was his number one Hero..are you saying he was just lying to Sata? If that is true then I have even Treble dislike for Wynter. He just can’t be trusted. Him and the Post think by making HH apologize , they can now align themselves with him and get back the corridors of Power. Well, while history does repeat itself, lightening, like Politics does not striike the same place twice. 1991 will remain unique for what it was and so shall 2011 remain unique

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  17. This initiative is more than welcome if only the entire opposition would rally behind one another for the common good of the country to try and sort out the political mess that has been deliberately imposed on the Zambian people by a regime that has no regard for political tolerance and peoples rights and freedoms .As long as this draconian kind of leadership and stewardship by our incumbent carries on we headed for dooms day.There is no light at the end of the tunnel as per status-co.The abuse of the P.O.A. has been taken out of proportion and if left and checked will plunge the country into turmoil.
    My One million dollar question is why not sort out this P.O.A. as opposition, so that it is not also used or abused by the future incumbent of the day after 11of August and beyond.I…

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  18. The PF/MMD alliance will crush this tribal HH’s team.WHAT I SAW IN MATERO TODAY AT A PF RALLY IS SHOCKING!!!THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PF LOVER ATTENDED THIS RALLY DESPITE THE RAINS. PF IS INDEED A MIGHTY PARTY!!VJ MWAANGA WONT MANAGE WITH HIS SCHEMES OF MAKING HH WIN SO THAT HE CAN BOUNCE BACK INTO GOVT!!all i can see is Zambian voters crushing an alliance which will put hh on top!!

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  19. Why are upnD SUPPORTERS CHAMPIONING TRIBALISM. We know where the majority of uPND ORIGINATE FROM hence that foul cry about Bembas. Continue insulting Bembas so that you harvest the consequences of your insults!!!!!

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  20. The way they hate Bembas I can imagine what they can do to Bembas if UPND won the 2016 general elections-

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  21. UPND will win all online elections and NOT the 2016 Zambia presidential elections because the supporters of it have insulted the crocodile before crossing the river!!!!

    Pye pye pye pye!!!!!!!!!

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  22. I simply can not trust one Wynter Kabimba…its likened to having a 5 metre African rock python as a pet when you have children in your household…its an deadly accident waiting to happened!!

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  23. Kabimba , you were Minister of Justice in the PF government you saw nothing wrong with the POA ? today something is wrong with it ? During your as PF Secretary -General your cronies got armed , acquired cars beyond their means, properties , horses ?today you turn round ? Your day is cming soon .

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  24. Wynter Kabimba ,the former master of abrassive talk and PF hooliganism is now all peace and harmony just bcuz his goose got cooked out of PF?

    Idonbilivit, its hypocrisy all done with only his stomach in mind.

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  25. Interesting twist in Zambian politics. This translates `Sampa, don’t be a spoiler!’. How can VJ, who at the last election was saying that it was time for a Tonga to rule, suddenly become the protagonist for non-tribal politics? Who are they kidding, when the last three elections UPND has appealed to Tonga chiefs to influence the people in Tongaland and vote UPND? One sees fear here that Sampa and his alliance will force a major split in votes among voters from Lusaka, Northern, Muchinga, Luapula and Copperbelt Provinces. People may not hear public utterances indicating veiled threats to Chiefs and brown envelops passing, but behind the scenes, the politicians will continue to exploit their tribal alliances. Poverty is a sure guarantee that people will continue to behave as if these…

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  26. @Mangala

    I think the solidarity which the opposition parties have shown by issuing the communiqie is enough to warn the PF leadership that they do not own Zambia; people such as Kambwili,Davies Chama,Mumbi Phiri and the failed Catholic priest Frank Bwalya now know that opposition parties won’t tolerate PF nonsense.

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  27. PF, MMD and FDD on the other side. Most frustrating to HH. Mwanga’s tricks exposed. Mumba let Nawakwi be lungu’s running mate so that we see thieves of the past.

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  28. Take note that the party members who throw the most insults were absent, PF! Davies Chama is unbelievable. Was it two weeks ago when he was pretending to be humble and asking for forgiveness from the public? Or was it another Davies Chama?
    His response is a joke! Him and Kambwili should have their mouths taped!

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  29. Why does Kambwili use language like, directed, ordered, threatened? This man is arrogant and cannot ask people politely. He should remember that he is supposed to be a servant of the people. Zambians revere politicians, placing them on pedestals. As a result they behave like Demi gods who should not be questioned. It is our fault that leaders like Kambwili can use commanding language!

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  30. I remember those days when we used to have admirable politicians like Ronald Penza,Benny Mwiinga,Paul Tembo ,etc not these kambwili,chama,mumbi PHIRI,Dora,very shameful politicians.

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