FILE: President Edgar Lungu with Lusaka Province minister Mwaliteta at Harare International Airport  shortly before departure  for Bulawayo where he will officially open the Zimbabwe Trade Fair on April 30,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
FILE: President Edgar Lungu with Lusaka Province minister Mwaliteta at Harare International Airport shortly before departure for Bulawayo where he will officially open the Zimbabwe Trade Fair on April 30,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

Patriotic Front Information Committee Member Sunday Chanda has said that the resignation of Lusaka Province Minister Obbious Mwaliteta, and possible defection to United party for national Development (UPND), is out of frustration caused by his ineligibility to recontest the the Kafue Parliamentary seat because he does not have a Grade 12 certificate.

In a statement released to the media, Mr Chanda said that it was unacceptable that Mr Mwaliteta must vent his annoyance on the PF when he was part of the legislators who passed the 2015 Amended Constitution Bill which was later assented to by Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in line with the promise he made to the Zambian people.

In bidding farewell to Mr Mwaliteta, Mr Chanda said that Mr Mwaliteta still had the opportunity to upgrade on his academics to meet the benchmark set by Zambians of their elected representatives.

Below is the full statement

MR. OBBIOUS MWALITETA’S INABILITY TO RECONTEST KAFUE CONSTITUENCY SHOULD BE BLAMED ON HIMSELF, NOT PF, HE’S FREE TO GO

Lusaka, Zambia, 13th March 2016 – We find it extremely laughable that former Lusaka Province Minister Hon. Obbious Mwaliteta has opted to defect to the Opposition UPND out of frustration considering that he is barred to recontest the Kafue Parliamentary seat by the amended Constitution of Zambia which prescribes for a minimum Grade 12 certificate or its equivalent.

It is unacceptable that he must vent his annoyance on the PF when he was part of the legislators who passed the 2015 Amended Constitution Bill which was later assented to by Republican President His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu in line with the promise he made to the Zambian people. While his bitterness is misdirected, he is free to go and join the Opposition UPND of Mr Hakainde Hichilema or indeed Rainbow Party of Mr Wynter Kabimba. In bidding farewell to him, it is our earnest belief that unless he is uneducable, Hon Mwaliteta still had the opportunity to upgrade on his academics to meet the benchmark set by Zambians of their elected representatives.

In the days, weeks and months to follow, Zambians will witness the re-birth of the desperate cartel which has gone to bed with UPND. The Cartel, to which UPND belongs, seeks to pin down His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s democratically elected Government. They have continued to vilify President Lungu through their appendages who line up for headlines on a daily basis.

While Mr Hichilema’s desperation led him to render a public apology to the Post Newspaper, Zambians know that President Lungu and PF have taken a principled stance not to betray the people of Zambia by going to bed with the cartel. To this day, Mr Hichilema sees nothing wrong with the DBZ loan and remains conveniently opposed to the Mutembo Nchito Tribunal because that is what expediency demands of him. It does not matter to him that at one point UPND youths clashed with the Police after demonstrating over the suspended DPP Mutembo Nchito. UPND MPs are today made to celebrate the same man they rejected to ratify less than four (4) years ago. Mr Hichilema can no longer talk about the DBZ loan because he has traded principle for expedience.

This is happening because their leader has traded principle for expediency, wrongly believing that the cartel will catapult him into State House. Mr Hichilema does not realize that by being a flip flop, he has injured society, the same society where the mandate to govern is derived from.

Lastly, the political marriage to which UPND now belongs has been created by the Cartel and in the nature and likeness of the Cartel. This is the same Cartel that attempted but failed to usurp the Presidency during and after the demise of late President Michael Sata.

This is the reason why Zambians believe that the UPND leadership of Hakainde Hichilema has defiled itself by sleeping with the Cartel. UPND is now a poisoned chalice. In this regard, we wish Mr Mwaliteta the best of luck with his new found political family.

Issued by: Sunday Chilufya Chanda, PF Information Committee

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  1. LMAO! More will come out, and defect to opposition I guess. Kaingu is already sweating in his palms thinking of what to do

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    • No Cartel. Just the Zambian people who are tired of this incompetent PF. How much is mealie meal today?

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    • That is desperate from the PF. Politics of attacking the oppositions

      They have lost me wholeheartedly.

      How about just thanking the man and wishing him well- he served your Governnent. And if he was as you portray him today. You would have sacked him surely.

      Amos you add nothing to the Government but takes a lot away. I know you are reading this. MS we trust.
      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • Where do PF find these Charlatans: Sunday Chanda, Fr Bwalya, Kambwilili and sadly they are all Bemba’s. I am Bemba, but not enough to be part of this bunch. I am voting HH.

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    • Sunday Chanday, you want to sound like if he joined UPND he would stand as an MP even without the grade 12 certificate.

      With or without th grade 12 certificate, the man is gone, stop comforting yourselves, you are the losers in this case.

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    • Glad this semi illiterate is gone. Now the mighty PF will only remain with strong minds. Ifintu ni Lungu bane!!

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    • OMG! Another one. Indeed where does PF find these people?

      This guy is all over the shop. Now there is a cartel.

      Good heavens man. The guy has a right of association. Deal with it.

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    • Firstly, we need to understand what it means to be educated and secondly, we need to look at the capacity of an individual to comprehend at the level of grade 12 compared to so one with a degree certificate who might have even in some cases done a dessertation (thesis) to prove that one understands subject matter unlike someone with only a grade 12 certificate.
      “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson”.Tom Bodett.

      Very sheepish reasoning from some individuals regarding minimum qualification requirements.

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    • OMFG! What has HH got to do with the issue of Mr. Mwaliteta and his PF? This statement was written with bitterness about the wind of change sweeping across the entire nation – with a huge lump on Mrs Sunday Chanda’s throat!

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    • Wait a minute: Is Mr Chanda telling us that the Grade 12 Clause is only applicable to the PF? That by joining the UPND or any other opposition party Mr Mwaliteta believes he will suddenly become eligible to re-contest his seat?
      Or what really is the purpose of this briefing?

      Maybe the better question is the one already asked above: Where do they find these people?

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    • WE CAN’T WAIT FOR AUGUST 11 TO KICK OUT LUNGU AND HIS MINIONS FROM POWER. THESE GUYS HAVE MESSED UP OUR COUNTRY. JUST YESTERDAY EVERY ONE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA WAS WISHING TO LIVE IN ZAMBIA BECAUSE OF THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES WHICH WERE BEING REALIZED IN THE COUNTRY, ONLY TO RECEIVE EDGAR LUNGU AS PRESIDENT TO JUST MESS UP OUR COUNTRY. ZAMBIA IS ONCE AGAIN IN ITS LOST GLORY, JUST LIKE DURING KAUNDA’S DAYS. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE THIS AUGUST. LET US CAGE THIS GUY AND STOP HIM FROM RUINING OUR BELOVED COUNTRY. ABASH LUNGU.

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    • WE CAN’T WAIT FOR AUGUST 11 TO KICK OUT LUNGU AND HIS MINIONS FROM POWER. THESE GUYS HAVE MESSED UP OUR COUNTRY. JUST YESTERDAY EVERY ONE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA WAS WISHING TO LIVE IN ZAMBIA BECAUSE OF THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES WHICH WERE BEING REALIZED IN THE COUNTRY, ONLY TO RECEIVE EDGAR LUNGU AS PRESIDENT TO JUST MESS UP OUR COUNTRY. ZAMBIA IS ONCE AGAIN IN ITS LOST GLORY, JUST LIKE DURING KAUNDA’S DAYS. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE THIS AUGUST. LET US CAGE THIS GUY AND STOP HIM FROM RUINING OUR BELOVED COUNTRY. ABASH LUNGU. LUNGU IS ZAMBIA’S GREATEST LIABILITY. KICK LUNGU POLIO OUT OF STATE HOUSE!

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    • UPND Should Force HH To Retire From Politics -Mwaliteta
      By Staffreporter on July 6, 201536 Comments
      OBVIOUS Mwaliteta says the UPND should force its leader Hakainde Hichilema to retire from politics because he is becoming a liability to the opposition political party.
      Commenting on the PF’s victory in Mulobezi, Mwaliteta, who was leading the campaign team in Machile, said the UPND was no longer attractive to people. “They should just go back to the drawing board and start thinking of dissolving that party and start a new UPND with new people. They should change the top leadership; they should tell Hakainde to retire and leave other members who will see sense in the One Zambia, One Nation motto. He (Hakainde) is a liability to them,” Mwaliteta said

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  2. What about Mukata ba Sunday naimwe? Your party is being abandoned left,right ,centre and rear. Don’t insult him after all he has more money than you. He is still young and will get his G12 certificate if he wants it. Your party PF is now a shell of itself.

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  3. Mr Chanda, tell us when the DBZ loan became an issue to make Mutembo ineligible for that office. After that, explain why PF bulldozed his ratification against advise from UPND? UPND is against process of removing Mutembo, they have not said he is the right person. It is integrity of office. On the cartel, tell us when they became evil, was it when they were still married to PF or after divorcing PF and dating UPND. On the defectors, kindly tell us their weaknesses before they defect lest we think you are hard hit and therefore bitter.

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  4. Not really a fan of Mwaliteta, but as far as we know, he has not resigned from PF. Why should he be insulted like that for simply relinquishing his ministerial post? PF must tame these media boys. Hold on to what you have, every vote counts. Alienating some members is not the way to go.

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  5. And when is Kambwili resigning, because his on-line degree without a Grade 12 certificate does not hold water . Looks like Lungu is hell bent on smoking out all non Grade 12 certificate holders. Kaingu is trying his best to save the old Guard .

    Personally, Grade 12 should be minimum qualification. Let higher qualifications like Certificate holders, Diploma Holders, Degree holders and PhD holders be accepted.

    You can’t insist on only Grade 12 certificate or equivalent. I think Dr. Kaingu has expounded it nicely in the other story and I hope he himself has a Grade 12 certificate because that will set him up for Ad hominen responses from low lifes

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    • Kambwili has a grade twelve certificate or form 5 from Kabundi Secondary School, Chingola.

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    • @MMD Chief Bootlicker

      “Personally, Grade 12 should be minimum qualification.”

      Agreed, the practice in zed is that a grade 12 certificate should first be acquired before you get higher education! All those with higher education certificates minus grade certificate have most likely acquired them dubiously.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATION GRADE 12 YES , IF YOU DONT HAVE GRADE 12 AND U HAVE A DEGREE, ITS A SUSPECT DEGREE!!!

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  6. It is common knowledge now that double H has become a house hold name to almost all the entire PF and its minions. One can not finish a single sentence without having the temptation of mentioning the name of double H. Example Mealie-meal shortage – HH buying a lot, Fuel crisis – HH has ordered oil suppliers to stop supplying, Load shedding – HH is tempering with the ZESCO transformers, Student demonstrations – HH inciting students to demonstrate, Devaluation of Kwacha – HH careless talks affecting our currency, Alleged low water levels at Kariba – HH’s cattle drinking alot from the dam, closure of the 2 Universities – HH inciting government to close indefinitely, Resignation of Mwaliteta – resigned out of frustration to Join HH….. I think Double H is giving PF a torrid time.

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  7. These are the tears of a dying horse. Kwasila it is like milk has already spilled for keith and mwaliteta.Ba Liteta tutambule bata,kuli aconi ku Pfools

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  8. “This is the reason why Zambians believe that the UPND leadership of Hakainde Hichilema has defiled itself…” Haha! More of [email protected]!!! I don’t really take notice of this guy’s over-the-top zeal but I like the fact that he is able to tap into history and bring out some contradictions. Can the accused please satisfy their change of heart seeing as their opposition to the DBZ and ratification matters in the first place was so fundamental!!!??

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  9. Mr. Sunday Chanda, I beg to differ with you where you are saying that Obvious Mwaliteta still has the opportunity to upgrade himself. The OPPORTUNITY you are talking about is ONLY theoretical because you need to delve in deep into the life of the concerned candidate.

    One thing you need to understand is that the Kabova life style of Obvious is what led him to drop out from school. By nature he hates to read bulky material like educational staff and prefers to spend his life doing simple straight forward things like Braaing and consuming drinks etc., etc. Now the reality is that Obvious has no capacity to get books and start reading to get his grade 12 certificate. That is a mammoth task that he will NEVER waste his time on. After all he has the money which most PhD and Degree holders do…

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  10. The press release is about Mwaliteta s resignasjon . ..alas apart from a few lines, the rest is about UPND. I dont see the connection, Mwaliteta has not even joined UPND. No Wonder some people say you dream about UPND day in and out.

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  11. When will you put a clause in the consititution which says that ;Any person who misused his /her client’s money shall not vie for the office of the president? if such one was proved by the court of law.
    Why are recruits forbiden in the police or army if they had criminal records in the past?Let the law apply o every one not selectively.

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  12. Ba Sunday Chanda, please don’t show us that you are pannicking that much! How does Mutembo Nchito come into Mwaliteta’s resignation? How does Mmembe come in? Please address the issue at hand!
    The DBZ loan was purely a business loan that went wrong. Please publish all the politicians that have borrowed money from DBZ and failed to re-pay it. From what you are saying about Mutembo, I can see that you have failed to remove him! Zambians are opposed to the method you are trying to use to remove him from office. As he said, “…No one is above the law…. and no one is beneath the law…”! How can the accused insist on an open tribunal while govt insists on a secret trial? What are you trying to hide? August 11, kuya bebele and we the same DPP you are trying to remove unconstitutionally…

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  13. I cannot read a post fom the PF without mention of HH.Talk to us about the current happenings give us hope of whats ahead.you are still our government until such a time that God disallow you.so,remain committed and focused!

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  14. IF ANY ONE DOESN’T SEE THIS G12 AS A GREAT CHANCE FOR THE YOUTH AND WOMEN, WHO HAVE NEVER ENJOYED IN ZAMBIA BUT THE MIDDLE AGED CITIZENS, THEN THEY ARE NOT IN SUPPORT OF THE YOUTH AND WOMEN. LET THE CAPABLE MEN AND WOMEN ESPECIALLY THE YOUTH LEAD THIS COUNTRY. THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN TOO MUCH POLITICIAN RECYCLING RIGHT FROM UNIP TILL TODAY. THE UNIP CHAPS WHO RULED WITH KAUNDA NEVER BOTHERED TO SEND THEMSELVES TO SCHOOL EVEN WHEN THEY USED TO GET A LOT OF MONEY WITH WHICH THEY DID NOTHING BUT PARTYING. I SALUTE ECL AND THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA FOR HAVING SANCTIONED THE POLICY AND THE PEOPLES’ MINIMUM ACADEMIC LEVEL, RESPECTIVELY. IF YOU ARE A YOUTH OR A WOMAN AND YOU ARE COMPLAINING OF THIS LAW THEN I WONDER IF YOU THINK AT ALL. BECAUSE, THIS IS FOR YOU. JUST TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE TO GO…

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  15. …TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND GRAB EDUCATION. THIS IS A GOOD ELIMINATION METHOD BY THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA TO HAND OVER THE BALL TO YOU THE YOUTH AND WOMEN. AND THOSE WHO DID NOT ACQUIRE ACADEMIC PAPER, LESS THAN ONE YEAR OF PREPARING FOR YOUR GRADE 12 EXAMS OF YOUR PREFERRED SUBJECTS THAT YOU ARE SURE OF MANAGING (PLUS THE 2 COMPULSORY ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS) IS TOO SHORT FOR YOU TO WORRY ABOUT. BUT, OF COURSE IF YOU DON’T START 1 YEAR WILL ALWAYS BE LONG TO CONTEMPLATE. IT’S LIKE A JOURNEY THAT HASN’T BEEN COMMENCED. SO, I AM APPEALING TO THE ENERGETIC YOUTH, WOMEN AND MEN TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS IDEA OF GRADE 12 IS GOING TO ELIMINATE DEADWOOD AND GROSS INCOMPETENCE IN NOT ONLY POLITICAL OFFICES BUT EVEN IN ACTIVITIES OF LIFE. TAKE IT AS A BROOM WHICH IS FAVOURING YOU.

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  16. Mwaliteta and mukata have made a political mistake. Our prayer is that lungu adopts pipo liked candidates. We know people have used money to buy their popularity but lets go to the ground we shall know who is popular. HH will be mature in 2021. Zambians lets consider HH in 2021

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    • CONSIDER? YOU MEAN HH WOULD STILL WANT TRY BY 2021? WHAT OF HIS FRIENDS? THIS GUY HAS REALLY WASTED HIS FRIENDS’ TIME HE WILL BE RETIRED AFTER 11TH AUGUST.

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  17. ONE THING FOR SURE IS THAT NO UPND MP WILL FAIL TO RECONTEST THEIR SEAT ONACCOUNT OF NOT HAVING GRADE 12 CERTIFICATE, THEY ALL HAVE GRADE 12, NOMBA BA PF YAYAYAYAY, WAPYA MUNZI. JOIN THE WINNING TEAM BANE

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  18. You can’t comment on everything so let me just read other peoples comments kikikikiki crazy!!!

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  19. WELL, ONE MUST BE VERY BLIND TO VOTE FOR UPND. THE WHOLE THING IS A NO BRAINER-IT DOESN’T NEED A GENIUS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT UPND STANDS FOR. IN FACT, THEY ARE JUST A BUNCH OF CONFUSED RABBIED D0GS, THEY ARE BITING ANY ONE THEY MEET WHILE ON THE LOOSE. ZAMBIANS SHOULD BE CAREFUL WITH THIS BUNCH LUNIES.THEY HAVE NEVER MEANT WELL RIGHT SINCE HH ASSUMED PARTY PRESIDENCY ON A TRIBAL TICKET.

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    • @25 Peter. You have made statements without substantiating them. What do you mean by your statements such as “rabid d0gs”, “biting anyone… while on the loose”???? How are they loonies? You see it is easy to itemise PF’s failures, such: Kwacha (K5.20 to K11.50 per dollar); Fuel shortages; Mealie Meal shortage as well as price increase to K125 per 25Kg bag; New roads which are failing and already have potholes (Levy Mwanawasa’s road from Kapiri to Serenje still intact); etc ad infinitum. Address those issues that the Zambians are facing instead of shooting in the dark and saying nothing concrete!

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  20. HH WILL GO NOWHERE NEAR STATE HOUSE PF IS ALWAYS ONE STEP AHEAD. MWALITETA MESSED UP IN KAFUE PF KNOWS AND EVEN IF HAD A GRADE 12 CERTIFICATE PF WOULDN’T HAVE PICKED HIM. SO LET HIM AND BE A BODY GUARD FOR HH OR COW BOY.

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  21. And plz ba chanda, it’s Obvious not Obbious, aah HH is putting u under pressure even making u shiver wen writing so much that u even mispell

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  22. Kapps, Request Muntanga is an Agricultural Engineer from Natural Resources Development College. The college was only recruiting students who had form 5 certificates or grade 12. Talk of something else. When we say there is quality in UPND, we mean just that.

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  23. Sunday Chanda, you are an ***** of the lowest order. Mwaliteta has not denied that he has a Grade 12 certificate. He has proudly owned up. So what are you barking about, fool?

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  24. Zambians are funny people. Grand coalition and others pressured the President to sign draft constitution without changing anything. President signed and now we are busy blaming him. May your God forgive you! May God the fair judge make a ruling!

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  25. The Cartel this time Mr chilufya chanda is the zambian people. So if you are not part of that group of the zambiann people then I bet yo political carrier is coming to an end primaturely coz the wind seems to be blowing in the different direction for a change.

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  26. cameleon achinjafye amakala lelo ni blue , mailo ni green masoshi ni red. pipo who fail 2 deliver must nt b accepted in th next government coz it is th same old pipo who form a new government wth th same dirty mind & idear. its high time tht opposition parties shud nt accept th bad eggs if they av 2 deliver coz th very bad eggs wil destroy th good reputation of th party.

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