Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba

Governance expert McDonald Chipenzi has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to immediately fire High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba if reports that he has applied to stand as MP for Matero on the PF ticket are true.

In a statement, Mr Chipenzi said President Lungu should immediately fire and recall Mr. Mwamba.

He said the firing and recalling of Mr. Mwamba from South Africa will serve as a deterrent measure to District Commissioners and others in the habit of actively involved in politics before they relinquish their public service positions and who use civil service to promote their political ambitions and want to serve two masters.

“Additionally, if Mwamba was fired, President Lungu’s recent sentiments that he would not tolerate civil servants involving themselves in active partisan politics would be treated to be genuine. But if not, then the sentiments would have meant targeting only those who want to support the Opposition political parties while those in the ruling will be allowed to enjoy their jobs while practising partisan politics as Mwamba has already demonstrated. Imagine if he had applied on the opposition ticket? He would have been fired yesterday!”

He said it is will be ironic for the president to allow Mr. Mwamba continue serving as South African High Commissioner pretending to be civil servant hiding in Pretoria when he is an active member of a political party in the name of PF.

“This is the same Mwamba who condemned others and demanded for their throats based on speculations of their partisanship. Therefore, If the same measure which has been applied onto others who based on speculations or indeed truly involved in active politics were fired, retired or made to resign, Mwamba’s case is classic and must be treated not with kid gloves but seriousness it deserved by immediately firing him or forced to resigns.”

Mr Chipenzi said Mr Mwamba should be recalled by the appointing authority immediately or made to resign on moral grounds so that he concentrates on his political career.

“PF members and officials who have been aloud on speculations over other citizens’ political affiliations should not be mute as if they have ascended to the heavens but should be now seen to be loudly condemn those who have applied to contest elections on a party ticket and yet still serving in the civil service.”

“Let us all who believe in Justice for all and rule of law demand for Mwamba’s immediate recalling and firing or resignation to safeguard the office of the High Commission in South Africa which he might use to fund raise for his campaigns,” he said.

“Let him come back home and face his opponents squarely in Matero. Let us all unite to have this politicians hiding at the high Commission in Pretoria, SA smoked out of there to allow a non-cadre to take up that position.”

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46 COMMENTS

    • It can never happen, Edgar can not do anything right. The solution is to show him the door on Aug 11. He fails to stop a cadre violence despite being Commander-in-Chief . This is a president that has never realised he is Republic President. He thinks is PF president only no wonder he flashes the ugly fist symbol each time he is in public

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    • That emmanuel Mwamba was not supposed to be appointed as ambassador in the first. He is worse ass-leaker than Sunday Chanda. Ambassador who is only busy taking himself pictures and busy blogging with us.

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    • The Amended Constitutional Bill is crystal clear that Emmanuel Mwamba is NOT ELIGIBLE to stand as MP.
      Unless if Emmanuel Katondo Boys Mwamba resigns as a civil servant, otherwise its a non starter.
      Time is almost here when visionless PF Bandits of Lungu will scamper into oblivion.

      However, Emmanuel Mwamba is NOT a factor but rides on visionless leaders, in this category indicates PF is culprit host.
      Vote wisely, by the throats of PF bandits!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • Just accept, the man scares the hell out of you!!

      What makes people want to scamper when they hear Emmanuel Mwamba?

      Ask HH he will tell you. UPND kuwayawayafye.

      Kekekkekekekekeke

      Ifintu ni LUNGU!!!

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    • I THINK IN THIS COUNTRY WE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK IN THEIR HEADS LIKE DONALD CHIPENZI, AND THE LIKES OF PELINT. EMMANUEL MWAMBA HAS JUST EXPRESSED INTEREST IN STANDING AS AN MP FOR MATERO, AND AM SURE WE HAVE SO MANY GUYS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED THE SAME FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE AND UPON BEING ADOPTED THEY WILL RESIGN THERE POSITIONS AND NEVER TO GO BACK TO THERE FORMER POSITIONS PERIOD, AND THIS IS NOT NEW TO ZAMBIAN POLITICS. SHAME, YOU BITTER CHIPENZI JUST ACCOUNT FOR DONOR FUNDS WHICH YOU HAVE CHEWED WITH YOUR FELLOW CROOKS.

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    • The fact is mwamba is PF and not UPND, what can stop him to contest the Matero seat?.
      Mcdonald we know you are UPND you were not fired when you were in that organization.
      They only fired you after it was discovered that you store the money.

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    • Kekekekekeke

      Why are we even wasting time on a parroted statement. Ba Lusaka Times do you just cut and paste? Read through and see substance in statements , you are propagating lies.

      Ba doughnut kuwayawaya fye.kekekekekekekeke

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  1. These words will fall on Lungu’s deaf ears. Mwamba is an important cog in the PF thug hierarchy. Lungu won’t forget how cadres like Mwamba dished the presidency to him on a panga platter. That plus the normal double standards and hypocrisy in PF guarantees that Mwamba will eat bread buttered on both sides.

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  2. i have had no opportunity of reading the amended constitution but from hear say, i am told the 3 years wait before one can stand is not there. so may be Mwamba is in the know and by the time the civil servants who want to stand realize, only PF civil servants would have applied. i have also heard the Kabwe DC applied and many others. there is a trend i am seeing here which if not checked, the opposition will be caught napping last minute. only PF civil servants are applying.

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    • There’s NO such provision in the new constitution which requires a civil servant to have vacated public office 3 years prior to seeking political office. It’s based on rumours and hearsay. Not that I’m supporting Mwamba or the DCs but I just wanted to clarify this issue

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  3. Kekekekeke
    I have just realised how dull Chipenzi is. Some people look intelligent until they open mouths.kekekekeke

    And the doughnut wants to be an MP? Ba doughnut muletekanya!

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    • Mweetwa aka katondo boys, it good you have aquired another name, your usual docking coordinates flat flows, but layout of your comments same, how is matero?

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  4. Mr Chipenzi is not even sure if Mr Mwamba has applied to stand in Matero from the above statement. Also can we define who a civil servant is before we go on and on speculating. The problem with UPND and its supporters is that they can not read. They did not even read the draft constitution but just went on to vote against it.

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  5. Mwamba knows best….Ba Chipenzi Kuwayawaya fye..

    Civil servants and Public officer in relation to active politics.
    Public officer, as prescribed.
    186. (1) A public officer who seeks election, or is appointed, to a State office shall resign.
    (2) Clause (1) applies to a Constitutional office holder.
    And those intentions, legally, are expressed by filing of nominations before an electoral officer (and without political mischief, Chipenzi, knows this as former Executive Director of FODEP).
    And Article 70
    70. (1) Subject to clause (2), a person is eligible to be elected
    as a Member of Parliament, if that person—
    (a) is a citizen;
    (b) is at least twenty-one years old;
    (c) is a registered voter;
    (d) has obtained, as a minimum academic qualification, a grade
    twelve certificate or…

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    • Ba Dodo!
      The key word there is “seek”. This means someone has expressed intentions. In my view, seeking is a process which starts when someone officially lodges in nomination papers before the party of his or her choice. As a public officer or civil servant, the mere fact that Emmanuel has expressed intentions (assuming he has actually applied), he automatically becomes bias towards that Party on whose ticket he is seeking adoption. My two cents!

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  6. Ati governance expert,Chipenzi is the same Hyena who was eating with both hands i.e supporting upmd and grand coalition while speaking as Fodep ceo.So,it is good for him to double deal and bad for mwamba and others.I knew him from the beginning that he was harbering Cowthern province characteristics that is Hyenic genes embedded in most cow worshipping hindus from Tongaland.Its ECL all the way to 2021!!!!

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  7. Kuwayawaya fye no bututu,be informed it help you looking like you know what you are doing bo Chipenzi badala.

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  8. When somebody told me that most UPND members are dull and hardly read before they react i thought they were joking but now agree. Chipenzi which school did you go to? You know that Emmanuel Mwamba is a big political force to reckon with and subsequently no UPND candidate in Matero would match his prowess thus the barking from you.

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    • This is not about Emmanuel Mwamba or UPND. Let’s for once debate without putting on our political party spectacles. This is about the rule of law, not about an individual. Forget about the one who has raised this point or the one who is being petitioned. Let’s focus on the merits or demerits of what has been raised. When all is said and done, the learned lawyers and judges will guide us and this issue will be put to bed.

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    • U are the dull one mutafela,y sink so low, upnd is the only party with interllectuals.it shws that u are typical pf cadre

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    • This is where the dullness comes in. Not having your eyes on the ball is why you people lose elections. The issue is about Chipenzi’s dull statement, and not the UPND in general, though to think of it, based on a sample of UPND responses you are just a dull bunch.

      I am one of those clever tongas, and I read!

      QUOTE THE CONSTITUTION, TELL US WHAT IT SAYS AND TO SEE IF YOU ARE NOT REALY DULL. PROVE !

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    • Mr Mweetwa, I said let us debate substance, but you decide to go tribal. Who is interested in you being a Tonga?

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    • Apologies Chosen one, I think I got carried away, and it is mere coincidence that I am Tonga. And its not tribal, I would have said ngoni if I was one. That aside.

      FACTS:

      Regarding the matter of a civil servants and public officer in relation to active politics.

      Public officer, as prescribed.

      186. (1) A public officer who seeks election, or is appointed, to a State office shall resign.
      (2) Clause (1) applies to a Constitutional office holder.

      And those intentions, legally, are expressed by filing of nominations before an electoral officer.

      And Article 70

      70. (1) Subject to clause (2), a person is eligible to be elected
      as a Member of Parliament, if that person—
      (a) is a citizen;
      (b) is at least twenty-one years old;
      (c) is a registered voter;
      (d) has obtained,…

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  9. PF don’t follow rules. There is no accoutability for ones actions. This attitude has been transfered to all GRZ departments. As long as the ZWD don’t write about you, you can get away with anything. If they do write about you, make sure you are well connected.

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  10. THIS CAN NOT BE FAR FROM THE TRUTH. IF ONE IS IN CIVIL SERVICE THEY SHOULD RESIGN FIRST BEFORE APPLYING OR ANNOUNCING PUBLICLY THEIR INTENTION OR INTEREST TO ASPIRE FOR ANY POLITICAL POSITION. MWAMBA MUST RESIGN OR BE FIRED FROM HIS POSITION IF THE SPECULATION IS TRUE OTHERWISE HE WILL BE USING THE MISSION POSITION WRONGLY AS HIS BROTHER NEVERS MUMBA DID IN CANADA. LAW MUST BE LAW AND SEEN TO BE PRACTICAL LAW REGARDLESS ON WHOM IT IS ACTING. I SUPPORT PF AND ECL. BUT, I DO NOT SUPPORT LAWLESSNESS IF WHAT THE WRITER IS ALLEGING IS TRUE.

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    • Someone has even pasted the clause regarding this issue for you to read and guide yourselves but you still want to milead yourselves with yo dull opinions. Upnd minions are quick to comment with insults indeed even before they read the story. The number of insults in yo comments doesn’t amount to how brainy you are but confirms a true retard in you.

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  11. In other countries diplomats are expected to be non partisan and they are rarely recalled when governments change. In Zambia diplomats have an allegiance to a party. Appointments are made on the basis of wako in wako. Mwamba is PF. Those in embassies abroad are PF and that is why Mwamba cannot separate being a diplomat from being a member of PF. I don’t blame him. I don’t know what the training of diplomats entails but it seems lacking. Do we have career diplomats anymore? Those who have studied international relations etc?

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    • Ba Proffessional, Civil servants have suffrage, does that make them political? The man may or may not be adopted on the PF ticket. But once he is apoted he will resign.

      Every Civil servants that have ambitions, let them All resign if that is the case.

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  12. It would be expecting to much from Edgar Lungu to envisage a situation where he can draw a dividing line between civil service and party activities by firing Mwamba for showing interest to contest parliamentary election . To him its one thing as long as he is a beneficiary. In as much as MacDonald Chipenzi is right in his demand, the act of correcting this wrong is far beyond Lungu. At this point all well meaning Zambians remember and miss the gallant Zambian leader Levy Patrick Mwanawasa (MHSRIP) who cleaned the messy which was created by Chiluba. The thing here is let us ‘remake’ , ‘save’ and ‘rebuild’ Zambia. Just how? By voting PF out on the 11th August 2016. That is the only remedy. ‘ Strike a blow and die’

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  13. I wonder why Chipenzi is eve wasting his time issuing such statements, by now he must have known that Mwamba is a PF cadre who was simply appointed for vigorously for EL. Besides we know that most of the people appointed to serve in foreign missions are cadres. So this behavior from Mwamba is no strange if it is even true!

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  14. Who in Zambia doesn’t know that mr Chipenzi is a UPND member and is busy campaigning for the HH and the UPND,as much as one may apply to stand it doesn’t mean that they have to be fired with immediately effect no,governance is a very sensitive you dnt jst wake up and fire someone,there are issues of handing over etc. if mwamba as applied soon he ll be brought back home so that he continues campaigning,Chipenzi have patience

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  15. Emmanuel Mwamba (Katondo Boys blogger) under check mate?
    You have fooled Zambians once, now the circle is getting small.
    Uchaya iti lelo, lelo ni lelo.

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  16. Emmanuel Mwamba (Katondo Boys) has fooled Zambians once but now is under checkmate?
    We await what Secretary to Cabinet will interprate intensions of Mwamba vis-as-vie new constitution provision on civil servants continued employment while seeking parliamentary seat.

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    • Yes let us wait. At least people that that can’t read and understand will be I interpreted to.

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  17. How says ambassadors and civil servants have to be politically neutral? Political neutrality is a myth and illusory.

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