UPND vice president Dr Canisius Banda
UPND vice president Dr Canisius Banda

UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president for political affairs Canisius Banda has been evicted from his home for allegedly defaulting payment of house rentals.

A check by the Zambia Daily Mail crew at Dr Banda’s house yesterday found four men loading household goods onto a Mitsubishi Canter light truck, which was later driven to an unknown destination.

Dr Banda said in an interview that he is not happy that a private matter has gone into the public domain.

Early last month, Dr Banda’s landlady, Chali Tumelo, said that she was going to evict the UPND VEEP after failing to settle his house rentals and that Dr Banda has been a difficult tenant in paying the rentals.

“He has been staying in my house for nine years and paying rent has been very difficult. Sometimes Dr Banda would pay rentals after a month or at times, it takes two months for him to pay. After so many defaults, we decided to give him seven days ultimatum in which to pay, but still he has continued defaulting,” she said.

Ms Tumelo said Dr Banda pays K5,500 per month, although the market rate in PHI is between K7,000 and K8,000.

“The money he is paying is very little. We have not increased rentals because he has been there for a long time. I had planned to evict him but he pleaded with us, and we gave him a chance because at the time, he had lost his wife,” she said.

Ms Tumelo said she entered into a new contract with Dr Banda, but he has continued defaulting, and that when she asked for the payment of rentals, he allegedly went to the extent of insulting her.

“I have all the text messages as proof of the insults he sent to my mobile phone. Dr Banda started treating me as though I was his tenant and he was the landlord. My lawyer and I have asked him to vacate the house on March 31st,” she said.

Ms Tumelo said she has asked Dr Banda to renovate her house before moving out.

But Dr Banda at the time said the allegation was not true and that he has hardly known Ms Tumelo. Dr Banda said some people are trying to taint his name because he is a politician.

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58 COMMENTS

  1. This should ring bells on Canicius’ head. HH just wants to use you to cosmetically erase that ka ‘tribal tag’ from UPND and doesnt give a hoot whats his number 2 is going thru simply because you aint Tonga my friend ! Open your eyes especially you non-Tonga followers

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    • Running Mate Challenge! Who would you pick for a running mate? To entrust with the Nation’s affairs. One who insults wife and workers or one who doesn’t pay rent (doesn’t honor his contractual obligations)?

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    • Stop the tribal talk, ldiot! It’s not HH’s responsibility to pay rent for all UPND members. We all have personal responsibilities and HH cannot be asked to pay our bills. Dr Banda can sort out his issues by simply moving to a smaller, cheaper house. It doesn’t even sound as though he has a big family.

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    • Surely u expect HH to pay dr banda’s rentals? Shocking thinking indeed!! So, if dr banda defects to pf, lungu would pay his rentals ?

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    • IT CAN’T RING BELLS ON CANICIUS BAND’S HEAD. HE IS AN !D!T. HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW THAT THEY ARE ENEMIES FROM WITHIN. THEY ARE GETTING RID OF THE BANDAS AND GBM USING THE QUOTA FORMULA. BUT, THE D0CT0R IS AN ABSOLUTE, !D!T. UPND HAS USED HIM EFFECTIVELY, AND DAMPED HIM AT THE END OF THE DAY. REALLY, IF DOCTOR FIMO FIMO WAS IMPORTANT IN UPND, HH OR THE PARTY ITSELF WOULD HAVE BAILED HIM OUT A LONG TIME AGO WITHOUT LEAKED TO PUBLIC DOMAIN. OR AT LEAST SHORTLY AFTER IT LEAKED THAT BASONKELA FYE BA DOCTOR. GIVEN CHANCE THESE ARE POTENTIAL THIEVES IN GOVERNMENT. BE CAREFUL WITH UPND, ZAMBIAN. MUKESA DABWA SANA.

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    • These are they hungry individuals who want to form govt….if only Daily Mail followed up on all stories inxluding those in the ruling party.

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    • You have your reasoning upside down. Do you expect HH to really pay rentals for members of the party executive? Well, party members can assist whenever they can but are not obliged to do so. Unless your information is that HH digs money from a mine somewhere then your thinking is unreliable, lopsided and completely warped!

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    • YOU WILL FIND YOUR GIRL FRIEND / WIFE IN THE ACT OF ISSUES-ATI NI APRIL FOOLS DAY. COME 2ND APRIL, 3RD APRIL AND ALL THE DAYS THAT WILL BE REALITY AS IS THE CANICIUS THE CASE COZ ITS REAL THAT HE HAS HEADED IN UNKNOWN DESTINATION!

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  2. some *****s hv rotten minds, hw do you expect HH to build a house for Dr Banda? This is not a tribal issue, as an individual, plan for your family chapwa. You dog toking abt Tongas, how many of them hv you built houses? Thnk b4 you vommit yo rubbish.

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    • Fellow Zambians and UPND family don’t be misled by PF propaganda using a landlord to disgrace Dr Banda and UPND.The truth is Dr Banda has a number of houses one in Chongwe and one in Lusaka there is no way he can be stranded. The issue is in his houses there were tenants and he has given them two months to shift,but this land lord has no patience because he a PF messenger.

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  3. People within HH domain are already suffering a sign that there is no bright future with Upnd in govt. Lets all just support Pf

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    • BA CHIMBWI ABA BAKESA MUKWIBA, BAD. ABENA BANDA, ABENA MUTATI, NABAMBI ABENGI BONSE BALIPYA BAD. GIVE THEM NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SEE HOW THEY ARE GOING SCRAMBLE FOR THE NATIONAL TREASURY. AT LEAST BA AMA SIGN YALITAMPA UKUMONEKA BA CHIMBWI ABA. MWEBENA ZAMBIA IVOTI NIPALI ECL AND PF. EVERYTHING’S IN BLACK AND WHITE.

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  4. Lusaka Times is mocking Dr. Banda. I appreciate Dr. Banda’s contribution to Zambian Politics. The man has sacrificed even his own livelihood. Few Zambians can do this. I trust he will find a way of paying the rentals and also sustaining his livelihood. I’m sure he can make a useful consultant or work in a private health facility part time while he pursues his political career. Great son of Zambia.

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  5. This story is from Daily Mail, they’ll still believe it when ZNBC reports but shows no pictures? LOL

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  6. WYNTER Kabimba says people must be careful with the choices they make on August 11 because they will end up with a government that is worse than PF. – , Kabimba cautioned Zambians against voting on impulse on August 11. “Zambians have voted in the past. Just going back to 1991, they voted out UNIP and brought in the MMD. At the end of the 20 years of the MMD, it proved to be worse than the UNIP government that they had voted out

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  7. This chap is dull/controversial,he could have caused the death of his wife.
    What benefit is there from a political party if a vice president cannot have his rentals paid?
    Doctor by name sorry doctor this chap is a disgrace to your field next we shall hear children chased from school. Even your political friends are f**ls they cant help him to avaid this nonse
    You fail to help a close friend when you come into power you can help poor people
    # NO VOTE FOR HH AND HIS RUNNING MATE THESE ARE CONMEN

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  8. I told you people that HH has no heart. With the money he acquired through privatisation , he can’t help his collegue to sort out the mess sure after helping him remove the tribal tag? Maybe he has refused to be a freemason. Dr Banda just join HH group

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  9. Something is wrong with this guy. A doctor without his own house at his age? Zambians vote wisely these are signs of bomb waiting to explode.

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  10. Very Shame, A Big Man Like Dr Banda Why Can’t He Build His Own House? H H Plz If You Are Kind Man Buy A House For Your Vice.

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  11. How can a senior doctor and a vice president of the biggest opposition party fail to have a house. And this is in a party that proclaims economic prudence. Both the President and VP have poor economic and political judgement. They cannot be trusted with management of state resources.

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  12. PF cheap politics, nothing will sway people from voting against PF, ZNBC sponsored Chanda Chiimba the Third or Fourth to nationally demonize Sata what happened to MMD?, wait for 11/AUG/16……………

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  13. But ubututu or primitives in zambia. how do you expect dr banda to be accomodated by upnd? for your infomation dr banda has capacity and has been paying for the house abeit differences with landlord. thats why he decided to simply move to another house. can you continue staying in a house whre your landlord is giving false information to a government propaganda newspaper? dr banda id a medicsl doctor and you expect him to be on upnd beggars list? its this stupid belief that make people like you to start syealing once you assume public office. abash dependence syndrome. ba swine.

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  14. Very Shame, A Big Man Lke Dr Banda Not To Pay Rentails,why Can’t He Build His Own House? H H If Is A Kind Man Must Help Him To Buy Him A House.

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  15. hh has no heart surely you cant even help out your friend to pay rent.
    Shameful. So what heart do you have for the people of Zambia if you have failed to help your vice president,
    hh is a cruel and greedy person you are even failing to help your own. Greedy sa..t-an.ist

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  16. …there is a difference between being evicted and vacating on your own…After that altercation with the landlord, Banda had just to leave….the reporter seem to been metres away…. spying on what was going on without verifying the facts on the ground because he or she wanted an eye catching headline containing….’Banda evicted’ in order to sell their publication…rubbish

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  17. Having known Dr Banda as RDAZ leader & his scuffles with FTJ’s govt in defence of his profession I have always thought of him as a very reasonable man. When other docs chose to leave the country he decided to stay to fight the ‘enemy’ within. I think after what Tumelo has done to him (for 30 pieces of silver) the Dr has decided to leave that place. In bitterness Tumelo & her funders are now talking of a canter. How low can any human being sink.

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  18. This is very embarrassing for UPND, the small grouping of proud elitist individuals who claim to be wealthy economic managers. You can’t give state power to these crooks who cant even plan for accommodation

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  19. if you are saying he vacated the house on his own will,why did he claim not knowing the landlady.Kusapota muntu sibalesa bt kasapotedwe!! kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

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  20. this sounds lik a cook up thing..how would a person lik that of his age not have a house..

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  21. Ba up and down just accept that your leader is a wrong chap in plot 1.am not saying your party should build or pay rentals for your veep but even a small loan can do to avoid this nonsense. The problem with these fools is that anything negative about them they won’t accept because they think they are more superior than people from other political parties.

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  22. What an irresponsible leader. Very disgracing indeed. So bad; I mean we are talking about the vice president of a political club called UPND, the biggest opposition party with the richest presidential candidate yet its Veep is so broke and being evicted with a court order I guess. Madam, make sure he pays arrears in full plus interest. Him and his cohorts will continue the defaulting stance to all political promises they are making now. UPND can not be trusted. Hey Veep! if you decide to run for political office, there is nothing private about your life. In fact we dig deeper to unearth your darkest misdeeds and secrets. Remember ECL was haunted for his Jamerson, HH for his Satanism, tribalism and hatespeech, Munkombwe for his politics of the belly etc. You can not be trusted period!

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  23. Dr Canicius Banda is now a public figure because he is in politics. Politics bane is a public service job, and hence all individuals who decide to go into public service should be ready to be humiliated publicly

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  24. Even if this is true it is a private matter you can not bring in HH Dr Band is an adult and a professional who is able to deal with his personal life separate from political parties.

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    • Please guys just see how possible that hh is a criminal, Dr Banda with his profession can’t afford a house but hh managed thru the suffering of retrechees

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  25. I can’t believe the man hasn’t got a house of his own. One of my colleagues who claims to know him better once told me that he owns a fleet of trucks which he hires out to the Indian Business men. Country men lets not entrust power with such people. They will work to fill their pockets.

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  26. ichilema boosts of being the only educated & rich man in zambia, who can make things well for all zambians hence, he cant help is veep because he wouldn’t want to be on the same level with the doc

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  27. This issue of HH swindling Zambians will never end! Part of the monies should be paid to Dr C.Banda house purchasing if indeed HH loves his vice president.

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  28. Comment:i feel for the doc i know a solution will b found soon.
    The doc represents many of us the poor pipo who are scratching for a living and trying very hard to make ends meet.
    if i the only one given athourity to to select a running mate veep i wld go for the Doc.
    The reasons is the man can understand the situations and what pipo are going through in todays zambia.He is more closer to the down trodden by virtue of him being a doctor.Infact during his tym at uth he interacted with alot of pipo mostly pipo from the ghetto.

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  29. GBH IS A GENDER BASED VIOLENT MAN.BANDA IS A VAGABOND.HH IS A SUSPECT INVLVED IN CORRUPTING TAYALI WITH A 2PIN AND PRIVATISATION THEFT. KWENA MWEBENA ZAMBIA ABA EBO MWINGA SALA UKUEKA ICHALO MUKANE LAWYER UWASALILWE NA LESA.VOTE FOR EDGAR CHA GWA LUNGU A HUMBLE AND HONEST MAN.

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  30. Who told you that Dr Banda has no house? Some of you, you have that look more like chicken runs. It doesn’t mean that when you have a house you can’t rent elsewhere or you have to live in it all your life. Think you PF morons

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  31. Dr Banda thot Upnd would win last election..it never worked… My advise to him is move in libala in a bachelor flat since he is ‘single’..

    I do agree HH should have helped hi Vice President based in the fact Dr Banda has invested time and resources into the Party. Dr Banda is not an ordinary updn party cadre…he is a VP.

    This shows that the relationship between HH and Dr Banda is not tight since the arrival of GMB. Dr Banda is now viewed a parasite ..

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  32. Well, I am proud to announce that the destination of Dr. Banda’s goods/belongings is now Known. He moved to William Banda’s Guest wing in Bauleni Compound, reliable and reputable sources who spoke on condition of anonymity have confirmed. Some neighbors spoken to think the move is temporal as “Katundu sibanamasule yonse.”.

    So all jealous people who thought Dr Banda would sleep in the cold are misled. William Banda has provided temporal accommodation.

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  33. We feel for him…that y when we saying the first person to have come to his aid should have been HH…not willian banda…it is banda helping a banda and hh helping a mweetwa which sounds tribalist…

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  34. Sorry my dear friend doctor Banda. He resigned from the ministry of health to help reorganize UPND. He didn’t foresee that political assignments a sacrifice and requires a lot patience.

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  35. YOU CAN DESTROY DR. CANICIUS BANDA’S REPUTATION BUT CERTAINLY NOT GOD’ S PLAN FOR DR. CANICIUS BANDA. SIR, JUST SINK IN SERIOUS PRAYERS. USE YOUR KNEES. GOD IS WITH YOU.

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