President Edgar Lungu with Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda during his Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Stadium on January 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
FILE: President Edgar Lungu with Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda during his Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Stadium on January 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

By: Hon. Bowman C. Lusambo, MP-Kabushi

Following the re-election of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, it has now become abundantly clear that the Mr Hakainde Hichilema and Dr Nevers Mumba have become redundant in Zambian politics.

The conduct of the two leaders in the aftermath of the elections leaves much to be desired.

I strongly feel that Dr Mumba’s so called letter to President Lungu is a futile attempt by the fallen Man of God to resuscitate his political fortunes. I believe Dr Mumba and his cohorts in the UPND have no moral authority to lecture President Lungu on constitutionalism and national building.

The purported Open Letter by Dr Mumba only demonstrated the level of pettiness and dislike that Dr Mumba harbours towards President Lungu. The letter was not even worth the paper on which it was written.

The letter depicts Dr Mumba as an excited boy playing with his new toy. The tone and style of Dr Mumba’s letter to President Lungu confirmed that the man is playing with the presidency and I believe that anyone who plays with the constitution of the Republic is playing with the people of Zambia.

Anyone citizen who undermines the constitution does not therefore deserve to be called a Zambian and deserves to be jailed.

My earnest appeal is to Dr Mumba and his team in the UPND to respect the choice that Zambians have made to continue with the proven leadership of President Lungu.

Both Dr Mumba and Mr Hichilema do not have a track record in Zambian politics. They are typical chancers whose luck has now run out. If you attempt to follow the political journeys of the two men who will realise that is not even worthy to discuss.

To start with, Dr Mumba does not have any history in Zambian politics. Until recently, he was just a stranded diplomatic in Canada who was going to be recalled by the Sata administration anyway. Myself, Bowman and my team in the MMD ensured that we installed Dr Mumba as MMD leader.

We worked tirelessly whilst he was still packing his luggage in Canada to make him President. There was nothing he did to earn that position except turning up at the airport and taking up the job. We made the shoes for him, polished them and he only brought his feet to fit the shoes on.

To confirm that Dr Mumba is a political failure who should not be taken seriously, the moment I left I the MMD to join the Patriotic Front, exactly a week after, Dr Mumba’s also lost his position as MMD President.

The same could be said about Mr Hichilema, this is the man who has set a new record of having lost more presidential elections than any other opposition leader in Africa. We believe that Mr Hichilema can make a good student at the Kizza Besigye School of Opposition Politics.

For Mr Hichilema, the man walked into that sham of a National Convention at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre and grabbed the UPND presidency from deserving men such as Sakwiba Sikota and Patrick Chisanga using the tribal tag to replace the late great son of the soil Anderson K. Mazoka.

Mr Hichilema has continued to struggle to win the republican presidency because he did not deserve to be President of the UPND in the first place. He did not even sweat for that seat he currently occupies.

Now compare the political leadership acumen of the two to that of President Lungu. President Lungu has a well-documented life in Zambian politics. From having attempted the Chawama seat and losing to later succeeding in 2011, being appointed Deputy Minister through to various cabinet Minister portfolios, Party Secretary General to winning the Republican Presidency twice.

One can see that through his political journey, President Lungu has seen the hand of God as he has been promoted in an unprecedented manner. It is therefore an abuse of biblical principles for Dr Mumba to attempt to offer hateful prophesies motivated by nothing but petty jealousy.

Mr Hichilema and his UPND were rejected by the majority of Zambian voted on the 11th of August and it is important that this choice is respected. The Zambians themselves saw through the hearts of the UPND leadership and knew that the people were not sincere and genuine.

It is common knowledge that Dr Mumba and Mr Hichilema do not care for the majority of Zambia as history shows that the brief periods they have opportunities to preside over national affairs, they misconducted themselves and only benefited their pockets and close families and associates.

Dr Mumba abused his power as Republican Vice President and he was unceremoniously dismissed. For Mr Hichilema, when Zambians asked him to value their assets during the privatisation exercise, he used the opportunity to amass personal wealth overnight.

My appeal is to both Mr Hichilema and Dr Mumba to allow President Lungu to govern. They should stop disrupting his vision of creating a better Zambia for all. I know that President Lungu wants to get on with business of governing the nation and it will help if Dr Mumba and Mr Hichilema allowed him to do just that.

For now, Dr Mumba and Mr Hichilema should be reminded that their time in Zambian politics is over. What happened on the 11th of August was a clear turning point in Zambian politics.

There is a new breed of politics that have come into the National Assembly and they are now going to work hard for the people of Zambians who will one day demand that some of these new leaders run for the presidency. This in effect means that Dr Mumba and Mr Hichilema have now been condemned to the annals of political history as those that contested numerous times but were rejected by Zambians.

I am now part of a new breed of Zambian politicians who have been given the mandate to protect our democracy and protect our constitution from vultures like Mr Hichilema and Dr Mumba and this, together with the new MPs will shall do.

We somehow sympathise with their plight. We know that to run their lavish campaigns leading up to the 2016 elections, we know that the UPND over borrowed from both local and international groups. They promised a lot of favours to these people ranging from the takeover of ZESCO and some mines and we are aware that these people have started asking the tough questions hence the growing levels of desperation on the part of the UPND. They are now running around court rooms like headless chickens.

As much as we sympathise with their current situation, we also wish to remind Mr Hichilema that we will push for a restart of a comprehensive audit on the role he played in the privatisation of the mine for we believe that he personally benefitted to levels way above what he was entitled to.
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65 COMMENTS

    • You people you always talk about HH grabbing leadership from Sakwiba Sikota, Chisanga or whatever you call them. My question is where are these same people? Sakwiba Sikota formed his own party but where is he? If he is indeed a leader why has he failed to grow his party? Sata after being frustrated in MMD he left the party and formed PF which is a party in power now. What about Sakwiba and his ULP party? The same way he has failed to run ULP would have been the say way he would have failed to run UPND. VIVA HH

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    • It is common knowledge that Dr Mumba and Mr Hichilema do not care for the majority of Zambia as history shows that the brief periods they have opportunities to preside over national affairs, they misconducted themselves and only benefited their pockets and close families and associates.

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    • This Bowman, chipuba sana. Lungu’s failure to govern the country will not be due to UPND. If PF has won cleanly, why cannot it ruin (yes, ruin) the country without paying attention to HH? The guilty incompetents are afraid because of the dirt they have to hide.

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    • Bowman, you forgot to mention how he rejected Sata’s offer of Veep in the then PF UPND alliance, imagine this time!

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    • Let me remind this dull boy who droped out of my Class at PCC now Mulungushi University.My boy take it easy don’t be big headed with power.We have seen many like rise and fall.We are watching .

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    • He dropped out because you were a very bad teacher no wonder your were retired and very hungry and angry! Meanwhile he has been elected as MP!

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    • Stupidity must have limits,if bowman has choosen to be a mental slave to power he should not expect everybody to be like him.5yrs is not a long time,just perform if you wish to survive.Attacking innocent people to cover your failing govnt wont help you.

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  1. Calm down, Bowman. No need to get this excited. The people of Kabushi didn’t vote you into office to become the official spokesman of the government/party. Focus your energy on taking tangible developmentr to Kabushi as you promised. I don’t think your manifesto when you campaigned was to push for a “comprehensive audit on the role he (HH) played in the privatisation of the mine for we believe that he personally benefitted to levels way above what he was entitled to.”

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    • For Mr Hichilema, the man walked into that sham of a National Convention at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre and grabbed the UPND presidency from deserving men such as Sakwiba Sikota and Patrick Chisanga using the tribal tag to replace the late great son of the soil Anderson K. Mazoka.

      Mr Hichilema has continued to struggle to win the republican presidency because he did not deserve to be President of the UPND in the first place. He did not even sweat for that seat he currently occupies.

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  2. Bowman, you are a man. After being called a thug by the same myopics HH and Nevers, you have proven them wrong by winning an election, something they both Dont have kikikikiki

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  3. Bowman, please concentrate on your obligations to Kabushi. We the people have allowed Edgar to rule whether HH likes or not.

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    • In actual fact the number of valid votes cast was 3,781,505, not the 3,695,710 as claimed.

      So, according to the ECZ, the number of votes scored by Edgar Lungu was 1,860,877 and those scored by Hakainde Hichilema was 1,760,347. In percentage terms, this means ECL achieved 49.21% and HH 46.55%, meaning that the 50% plus 1 threshold was not attained.
      Justice Chulu cannot declare Lungu the winner when he did not attain even 50 per cent. This decision has unfairly, illegally and unconstitutionally deprived more than 85,000 Zambian Citizens of their basic democratic rights.
      Justice Chulu should have referred to the Constitution which clearly states fifty percent of the valid votes CAST, which was actually 3,781,505.

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  4. But, should we allow impropriety, fraud, and abuse of Law in our governance system? Can we take this opportunity to stump out the ugly face of any dishonest, greed, and corruption, in order to foster peace in this Country. Remember, peace is not simply the absence of war! We need peace physically, we need peace of the mind, and we need peace of the soul and spirit for everyone.

    So, let us allow the Law to take its full course!

    It would appear that PF have got something they are hiding.

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    • @Patriot Abroad

      We say the law is a Leviathan; no one ultimately can resist the Law.

      HH n GBM are seeking protection or enforcement of right to be heard as provided by the Law.

      Why don’t you Lusambo want these citizens to enjoy their inalienable rights?

      Would you sit ndwii whilst a thief who say steals your soon to be given Land cruiser from you and who the judge a quits and refuses to restore the jallopy to you without even hearing you? I bet not. And so, lets celebrate HH/GBM as they pursue their claims to justice end.

      I can assure you that if it’s procedure and within Human Rights to pass judgment without a hearing, then the case will be thrown out and Zambia will be the first commonwealth country to abandon the “audi alteram partem’ and that 18th century…

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    • @Patriot Abroad

      We say the law is a Leviathan; no one ultimately can resist the

      I can assure you that if it’s procedure and within Human Rights to pass judgment without a hearing, then the case will be thrown out and Zambia will be the first commonwealth country to abandon the “audi alteram partem’ and that 18th century decorative piece at door place of City Hall of Hague is a phony and Lord Denning, the Master of Rolls, did not preside over Metropolitan Properties v Lannon and that nemo iudex in causa sua is now the hallmark of this egregiously corrupt society.

      The mere fact that a decision affects rights or interests is sufficient to subject the decision to procedures required by natural law or justice.

      Bowman, audi alteram partem is a fundamental principle of justice or…

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  5. Well written and clearly understood. I know the truth hurts and Iam sure this is a bitter pill for our other fellow colleagues. Well Bowman has hit the spot. This is the truth. Bwana Nevers Mumba please retire, keep broiler chickens and ducks fand start selling them at the market (council please give him a temba) Try another business for once. This one did not work bwana and that is the truth. For Mr Hichilema, be careful with people surrounding you. They might be after your money. Please enjoy your life whilst you are still healthy. Continue with your business I am sure you will be much happier. Word of advise: Do not listen to that GBM!!! Careful mwana bama!!! God bless one Zambia One Nation.

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  6. Some things I think happen for a purpose. May be God has saved us from a catastrophe. If the concourt had gone ahead to hear the evidence from UPND they could have won that petition, no doubt about it but I cannot imagine the violence that could have broken out(of course perpetrated by PF) especially considering the rough and fatal playing field that characterized the campaign period. But again being under a dictator who secured a fraudulent victory is also something else. God please come down to rescue us!!

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    • There was nothing in the petition. Petitioner got good lawyers but client didn’t have any grounds apart from academic appearance.

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    • @True Patriot. The Con Court did not stop anybody from displaying the evidence even when the case failed. So publish the evidence then us Zambians will assess and use it for decision making. Otherwise, I’m told they had no evidence and the Lawyers just wanted to run the time agreed. I did not hear a single drop of evidence in 14 days Not one. Please publish it. Not the Mushipe kind of evidence of voting 6 times which Judge Chulu dispelled there and then or the Chavula nonsense which does not hold water because the Server room had cockroaches as well. Are you going to accuse cockroaches of rigging.

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  7. Bowman just shut up. You think mentioning mazoka will get you praises. We love and respect all our Upnd leaders

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  8. God article to read Lusambo is a great guy deserving a parliamentary seat. Many young people In zambia do not know HH and they are crazy for him not knowing that he is their enemy who has run down this nation , they think with out quaestioning his source of wealth.
    HH is a cheat who shouldn’t be allowed to preside over zambia , there is no history for the wealth you now talk about he is a crook who has made poor .

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  9. As much as we sympathise with their current situation, we also wish to remind Mr Hichilema that we will push for a restart of a comprehensive audit on the role he played in the privatisation of the mine for we believe that he personally benefitted to levels way above what he was entitled to.
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  10. It is common knowledge that Dr Mumba and Mr Hichilema do not care for the majority of Zambia as history shows that the brief periods they have opportunities to preside over national affairs, they misconducted themselves and only benefited their pockets and close families and associates.

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  11. Why don’t you start the audit with your so called humble man an yet made k23.7m in 1.8months .
    Just shut up ! face facts .

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    • What facts do you have?? Has anyone stopped to think why on the day they started the concourt sitting, petitioners didn’t plan on presenting the main issue of petitioning and not so called preliminaries? Because there’s no evidence. Also remember they were warning the country they would not accept results, claiming rigging in May etc etc. Remember Proverbs 18:21. They had started condemning themselves before any vote was cast. So they have no one to blame but themselves. It’s painful but that’s how it is.

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  12. alatukaneni sana kabili ba Lungu baliwina akale. The high court has thrown out the unnecessary application by HH and GBM to retrain the Chief Justice and the Deputy Chief Justice from inaugulating Lungu. The Concourt is higher than the High Court. We will soon hear that HH has gone to matero court and later on to village headman from DUNDUMWEZI to restrain all the Zambian people from attending the inaugulation of President Edgar Lungu……………kikikikikik

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  13. We said it here that as 11 August 2016 approaches, Ichilema will go mad, now you can believe what we foresaw.
    This HH can cry, nag, kick the bucket and hate, what he should know by now is that President Lungu won the elections and we are going to dununa it on 13th September 2016 on his inauguration as the sixth President of Zambia.
    Why can’t HH leave us in peace with his money, because we don’t need it. We are going to work our lungs out to ensure that all those that rallied behind President Lungu get the best of his leadership in the next 5 years. Zambia will be develop and transformed especially Lusaka, Copperbelt, Northern Luapula Muchinga , Central and Eastern Provinces period.

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  14. Pastor Mumba has just become a political salvage in zambia. He cannot even remember John 3:16….ahaha , He has buried his head in the bag of table salt…icisheleko nomba ninsele shalaamba ukufuma mukanwa ka ba Mumba.

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  15. Bowman, be careful as HH can defend himself over the privatisation. There are so many of us who can be on his side.

    Speak facts which you know not hearsay. You are being unfair to yourself and the Zambian community at large. You politicians like mudslinging each other but plaese dont involve us.

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  16. When THUGS like Bowman Lusambo, Max Chongo, Kaizer Zulu etc. walk in the CORRIDORS OF POWER, then u know that something is not ok in the country.

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  17. World News | Wed Sep 7, 2016 9:21am EDT
    Prostitution ‘easiest way out’ for Zambia’s drought-stricken farmers

    By Whitney Mulobela

    LUSAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia’s central Mumbwa region, to do what was previously unthinkable. Since 2014, the 37-year-old has been selling sex in Zambia’s capital Lusaka. The pay is better than growing maize, she said, and gives her a proper chance to feed her four children.
    “On average I make close to 500 kwacha ($5) on a good day,” said Mwenda, who agreed to be interviewed on condition that her real name was not used.

    “This is the kind of money I could only make (once) in a year from farming,” she said, explaining that once…

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  18. Bowman you have done it well. These chaps have no calling in politics. HH (Kachema) should retire or go and rule Dudumwezi

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  19. You Headline is giving HH undue credit. The chap is simply trying to play spoiler but unfortunately for him the boat is already sailing!

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  20. bowman you are an ***** who rants like a raving rabide filled dog.you are simply seeking lungu’s attention lest he gives you a post. in the same foolish breath of your silly letter you accord Mr.Mumba his rightful title as Dr yet you fail to realise that in your sick mind you are actually respecting Dr Mumba whom you cannot in any life measure yourself against.you are simply a hooligan and never can you be an Honourable in fact its a shame that members who deserve to be Honourables are going to be sharing the August House with the likes of such cretans as bowman

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  21. Bowman is a political prostitute.

    You only won that election with the help of PF police. Your campains were chatectarised by violence and intimidation.

    In a fair playing field anyone can tell you are just a loud mouth chancer.

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  22. It is good to loose honourable than to conduct oneself with propensity of anger and pomposity. Zambian elections were done well and dusted and so there is no need for any qualms of appetite for power to make people lose even the grain matter upstairs.
    If one does not respect the judgment of the majority their destiny is certainly disintegration and often a penalty of the rule of natural justice. There can be only one leader at a time whether we like it or not so opposers calm done and know that heaven is looking

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  23. How do you compare someone who runaway from TV debate? Lungus record in govt has been pathetic: bankrupt govt, failed economy, high prices of goods, depreciated kwacha, lawlessness, shoddy and overpriced roads, tribalism etc

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  24. GOD SHALL TURN HIM INTO FIREWOOD TO BURN THE DEVIL AT THE END TIME.

    TODAY PLEASE YOU ARE CELEBRATING AND TOMORROW YOU WILL BE MOURNING SOMEONE. MARK MY WORDS THAT GOD CAN NOT BE MOCKED.

    IF LUNGU HAS GONE THROUGH IN A CLEAN GAME, WHO ARE WE TO SAY NO!, BUT IF TRUE HE IS ENJOYING SOMEBODY’S WIN, SURELY NO SACRIFICE IS LEFT BEFORE HIM.

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  25. bowman you be hunted down like a kateka wa mpanga,what have done in your thurgery life to start ponting like that you semi illiterate chap kabova wachabechabe.

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  26. @”Anyone citizen who undermines the constitution does not therefore deserve to be called a Zambian and deserves to be jailed.”
    ECL is the one who must be arrested for the following reasons: Public Fund abuse, ECZ abuse, ZAF abuse, Council personel abuse, ZNBC abuse, ConCourt abuse/bribing, last but not least as I break for commercial break – abuse of michopo last night at state house + God abuse that he will bribe him into heaven! You see how great this thief is, he boasts of having managed to bribe all religious leaders and next, he is eyeing God! If ECL is eyeing God for bribery, then this Boneman is even wasting time talking about Dr Mumba whom, once God is bribed, God will easily give Dr Mumba a small share!

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  27. Free advise to PF cadres: When the tide swings into UPND’s fever, starting tomorrow, please just join us in celebrations sothat celebrations you have had so far will not be in vain!

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  28. UPND must just go away! It is time they replaced a 5 time presidential loser with another would be loser for the violent Tonga Party.

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  29. THE LIST OF POLITICAL FAILURES IS NOT COMPLETE BUT THE FOLLOWING ARE THE MAJOR ONES
    1. HALUZA HAGAIN
    2. GBV
    3. NEVER MUMBA
    4. DR CHITULO
    5. SILVIA MASO
    6. LUPANDO MWANYA
    7. MULENGA SATANA
    8. DR GUY CHITOLE
    9. MWALITEKA
    10.JOHN MPOMBO
    11. THE CARTEL KIBGDOM
    12.VERNON/MUNKOMBWE

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  30. UPND, you dont replace a COMMANDER who wins a war against ALL ODDS – Imagine: abused public funds, abused ZAF,abused ZNBC, abused council personnel, abused ECZ, abused/bribed ConCourt etc ooh sorry I forgot, abused michopo and jemison at state house…!

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  31. Let GBM or Banda take the UPND Presidency…i wonder if kuti fyabomba……..We shall know them by their fruits..Epotwalaishibila.Previous there were issues to do with the Tribe in regards to Sakwiba Sikota and Chisanga when Mazoka Kabela died.Now this time around let us see and reaffirm…………..or otherwise

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