DEPUTY Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Miles Sampa
Former DEPUTY Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Miles Sampa

UDF leader Miles Sampa has written to President Edgar Lungu asking to re-join the Patriotic Front.

In an open letter, Mr Sampa who left the PF in January 2016 and founded the UDF said he went astray after losing late Michael Sata whom he considered as his mentor and father figure.

Mr Sampa whose last position in the PF government was that of Deputy Commerce Minister said he is now not seeking or expecting any position or appoint in government.
Below is Mr Sampa’s letter.

To: The PF President, PF Secretary General(SG), Members of the Central Committee (MCC) and the PF General membership

REF: Rejoining PF

Today I woke up with deep reflection on my recent past. I realize that I went astray. From the date I lost my mentor and father figure, my actions have been irrational and superseded by emotions. I deeply regret it all and marks as a solid lesson.

Despite effort from some senior officials, there was a counter internal stronger force that led me away from a party which is home to me. I walked away from my bonafide political family and my conscience has not been clear since.

In all my past actions, I did not seek God’s intervention. I have since had divine and spiritual engagement with a number Pastors and other people of God who have helped me see my errors of which I take full responsibility.

As I return to where I belong, I neither seek nor expect any position or appointment. All I ask for is your forgiveness.

I further wish to apologize unreservedly to all that I may have injured directly or indirectly in the past or those that may disagree with my current decision. I only wish to be true to myself and to all.

God Bless All and Sincerely Yours,

Miles Sampa
Luke 15:11-32

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118 COMMENTS

    • While other leaders are busy with sideline bilateral meetings on how to better their countries, Lungu chartered a private jet to New York and is now busy dununa reverse dancing daily

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    • Careful with the gentleman, but do not reject him.

      Only allow him to be a free member of the party.

      Observe him for five years (minimum) before you can entrust him with any slight position.

      That is all I can say, don’t come and say you were not told.

      He vigorously supported HH, but one can only guess that he must have see something terribly wrong with HH that has caused him to start repenting.

      Lifwekelo took long to see the problem, but at least he also finally managed to see that there was something serious wrong with HH’s thing and his leadership.

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    • Yamunyokola ngako. So the fired PS was right. Imagine if Mandela behaved like that. Would South Africa be where it is today? The Afrikaners used to dangle carrots for him he refused. He believed in bigger things for his country.

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    • Sampa should be rejected he is too ambitious.

      He will cause the same problem and position himself in 2020 for the pf leadership

      Pf should reject him.

      Political suicide for me

      Thanks
      bb2014

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    • Zambian Politicians have no Morals whatsoever ! They are only interested in being a member of the Party thats in power at the time. Would Miles Sampa have done the same had HH and the UPND been in Power? I dont think so!!

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    • This is absolutely disgraceful. It only shows that Zambian politicians are not well disciplined and their actions seem to be purely motivated by self interests , rather than any deep person convictions. Most likely, this guy is only trying to rejoin PF because he sees they are the baddest gang on the block now, who’ve managed to wrestle election victory from UPND. So what convictions led him to leave PF in the first place and what has changed since? Because if it’s the fact that he felt they were corrupt and had no vision for the country–well, they still are corrupt and visionless. Nothing has changed with them. But he decided to shamelessly crawl back to them to rejoin the gravy train because he’s decided that, if you can’t win them, join them, as the saying goes. And this…

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    • (Continued)… because PF wants to make sure Zambians understand that it’s either you become absolutely loyal to their party or you starve. Just look at the threats they’ve already been making to the civil servants.

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    • Miles Sampa! Too many directionless decisions in a short period of time, one minute you are own president, the other minute you are supporting the other president claiming PF is evil, now you are going to rejoin an evil drinking party! Yaba difficult to know what you want in life…… mwaiche! decision making and timing is important in life!,,,,

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    • The rot and rubbish of Zambian politics and politicians neither integrity nor morals very shallow principled to understand why one should engage in politics other than self aggrandizement! The only pay off Zambia needs is investment in education to enhance capacity to absorb information for power lies with an informed populace!

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    • Is this not the man who formed his own political part in order to chase the Zambian presidency? This man is not presidential material, sure. With his letter to PF that’s when he has actually gone astray.

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    • Politics of the belly. Do you really need government to survive ? You can sell pa chibolya market , have some dignity Miles.

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    • At least he is one of the founders. Go back sampa, you are better than Dora who was insulting Sata now busy enjoying on sata’s sweat.

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    • Welcome back Miles … we missed your brains in the winning fold! You have so much potential but you have lost so much ground by being overly ambitious. Ask your cousin Mulenga Sata (Mike Jr.) to do the same. You guys are the future of the country.

      Keep your noses clean this time around … we love you!!

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    • Ba Nubian Princess … you cranked me up, ati “never take back a Pondo”. You are the best, but even Pondos need some love that way they can have some new found faith in humanity. Sampa has potential we should exploit and never leave him with other Pondos who have no potential.

      Him and Mulenga have a lot to offer this country … we should wash the fleas with the right detergent and keep them on a leash for 10 years they are still young and they will turn out okay. They just have to keep their noses clean.

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    • PF has reached a pure state, don’t contaminate it with power hungry people. Believe me some of these guys are made politicians. Bakaliko yembekezani.

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  1. Miles – This is the more reason why your Uncle ( Sata ) did not make you a full Minister.
    We have said time after time. You are childish.

    You are already telling people that you want to be the next President of Zambia in 2021 after Lungu goes out.

    Your coming back is not genuine. You want to come back and cause confusion.

    The battle of the next PF President starts now.

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    • Miles needs to read the Chakolwa Constitution. Chakolwa is standing again in 2021. His first term does not count because it was shorter than 3 years.

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  2. Can we have play backs on TV on how Sampa talked ill of PF. We need to be reminding these pipo of what they say and do

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  3. Politicians, never trust them like what Bob Marley sang in a song called Revolution. “Never trust a politician, to grant you a favour, they will always want to control you forever”

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  4. We know that even GBM wants to come back. But he is too pompous to say. Lungu has been vindicated.

    Thanks to RB, Kambwili and Inonge Wina

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    • Even Hakainde he wants to Join PF but he is still planning how best to do it. He might fake death and when he wakes up then he can claim he didnt know he was UPND. Kaya

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  5. This guy has potential but will always mismanage it.

    Grow up Miles. This flip flopping will cost you. Now you have enemies on both sides.

    Anyway, you now can sell the data you got from your alliance. The caliber of politicians we are subjected to pa Zed. Dununa Reverse.

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  6. Imwe baVisampo why now after spoiling PF votes in Matero. You should have come back to PF a long time ago before elections. You should even have denounced your kama-party, old guys scott and membele of the past newspaper.
    As someone has already said it “Yakunyokolani njala”. Leave PF alone.

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  7. Mile overrates himself. Even in the banking profession he overrated himself too much. He wants to get to the top without the process.

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  8. Njalla siyosebelelako. Inyokola kuyipa. He should just have remained in PF and he would have won back his Matero seat

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  9. lDIOTIC clown. you can start from the grassroots. Don’t bring us Satamic practices and witchcraft which musa tanyako Kaponya (HH) taught you.

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  10. lDl0TlC clown. you can start from the grassroots. Don’t bring us Satamic practices and witchcraft which musa tan yoko Kaponya (HH) taught you.

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  11. GBM was a big fish for nothing. He failed to secure MP’s for HH in Muchinga, Luapula and Nothern Province. Even in the Copperbelt.

    GBM is not a political heavy weight but a thug. All that excitement by UPND has proved nothing

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  12. Miles is welcome. We all make mistakes.
    If president Lungu has something to give him he is welcome to do so.
    The behavior of people of Namwala has taught us a lot.
    Divided we almost failed but United we will succeed.

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  13. No enemies in politics childish think before act suppose UPND wins election ? now simply knows that upnd case still going on.

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  14. ALL PF MIGRANTS ADDED NO VALUE, BUT CAUSED THE LOSS OF UPND DURING 11 AUGUST 2016 POLL
    Even a fool will know that all the people who came to UPND caused the loss the Party suffered in the just-ended general elections. Our strong men were side-lined and every important position was reserved for strangers from PF and these could have taken our positions if we had won. We sent our concerns to the Secretariat early enough warning HH to be careful with his strategy as we had seen the flop forth coming. The Party also depended so much on online postings and academic PVT mainly prepared by university dons some of them who even taught us at UNZA. The migrants are going back one by one. If you continue ignoring us, 2021 will be worse! BB. Kalomo.

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    • CORRECTION BRIAN. IT IS NOT PROVED THAT UPND LOST AND CERTAINLY NOT BY THE LIKES OF SAMPA. SAMPA IS A SOLIDIER OF FORTUNE AND IS A DISGRACE.

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  15. Sampa and GBM brought some votes to UPND. Places like Chingola, UPND did very well. The problem in Zambian politics is that for businessmen in transport industry and alike, Govt is the sole customer. People like Sampa are hint hard in opposition. People like HH and Scott are in business less dependent on govt as major customer. Also one needs businesses with ties to many industries with various multinationals. That way, one can survive.

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  16. This is pure codrinckion ngalanism of our colleague. It only reveals a single entity of sionolism which is difficult to inculcate in our pradamatic brains.

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  17. kikikiki, NSALA ILAPAMA. Yamunyokola Njala Sampa. It makes me wonder if there are any upright, principled men/women left in Zambia. They even have courage to abused the Lord’s name.

    Even (ex)iconic CJ Irene Mambilima has shown that she’s fallible.

    What a country. What a failed state, where people bath & drink borehole groundwater contaminated by their own sewer septic tanks.

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  18. I still don’t understand what qualities Upnd saw in Mulenga Sata. I had a chance to drink with him at Longacres and too me the guy looked lost and as flat as a cucumber. Welcome Miles.

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  19. He has just just been convinced that Pf is a democratic party and most popular than Upnd on the ground. He thought he could take up leadership in Upnd but has realised that he is not tonga and no one wants hh been replaced. Its a party that is destined to be in opposition.
    To Pf mcc I say don’t accept this boy back. He has been costing us sweet victories since 2015. Him and Scott should never be accepted back in pf. The two are traitors who will never learn from their stupid past.

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  20. Careful with the gentleman, but do not reject him.

    Only allow him to be a free member of the party.

    Observe him for five years (minimum) before you can entrust him with any slight position.

    That is all I can say, don’t come and say you were not told.

    He vigorously supported HH, but one can only guess that he must have see something terribly wrong with HH that has caused him to start repenting.

    Lifwekelo took long to see the problem, but at least he also finally managed to see that there was something seriously wrong with HH’s thinking and his leadership.

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  21. IF DORA SILIYA WHO WAS AGAINST THE LATE PRESIDENT MR SATA IS IN PF,WHAT CAN STOP MILES SAMPA TO COME BACK?MY FELLOW ZAMBIANS DON`T TRUST SOME OF THESE POLITICIANS THEY BEHAVE AS IF THERE ARE SEX WORKERS IN THE STREET.TOO MUCH SHORT TIMES.THEY DON`T LEARN THERE ARE POWER HUNGRY.EVERYONE WANT TO BE A PRESIDENT AT THE SAME TIME WHICH IS NOT POSSIBLE.THE CURRENT PF PRESIDENT HAS A LOT OF ENEMIES JUST THERE IN PF.THE TIME WILL COME TO SHOW OFF THEMSELVES THAT IS WHY THEY SAY IT IS A DIRTY GAME FULL OF RUBBISH.TODAY IF PEOPLE DECIDE TO CHANGE GOVERNMENT SAME PEOPLE WILL JOIN THE NEW GOVERNMENT,SAME THIEVES ALL THE TIME REMEMBER GOD IS WATCHING YOU I PAY TAX,I CAN COMPLAIN THE WAY I WANT.

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    • Who told you that sex workers ask for a “short time”? Maureen and Masebo have always been asking me for an over-night

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  22. Sampa has written a very flowery letter trying hard to show how repentant he has become, I dont know from which sin he committed but the truth of the matter is that his business can not survive without Govt contracts hence eating his own vomit. It is a good business decision but politically he will find it very hard to reassert himself to his former glory. This shows that decisions made on impulse are very costly. A lesson to all.

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  23. He comes back after due spiritual diligence. Its correct not to Seek nor be given senior posts or otherwise. You cannot eat of the fruit of others where you did not sow. In fact in this case Miles was the Grime Ripper ready to send PF and President Lungu to an early political grave.

    Mmmmmmm, PF advance with caution. A man’s character is all he has to influence his reputation positively or negatively. In the case of Sampa, Masebo, Scott too much water has gone under the bridge. It’s been a long protracted fight which means Trust is broken. This is really President Lungu’s call. Let him show us his brand of Wisdom

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  24. Sebana wikute double tobela. We are now seeing Daniel Munkombwe profess happening if it was in early days we can start calling Munkombwe as prophet Munkombwe.

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  25. People like Miles Sampa and Dr. Canicius Banda need the protection of the Government security system. There are big cats within the rank and file of UPND leadership who cannot stomach the level headedness and frankness to political realities being expressed by these two energetic politicians.

    Fortunately Zambia is now in the hands of true democrats. PF should thus respond to the plight of Mr. Sampa, Dr. Banda – including Mrs. Maureen Mwanawasa who earlier acknowledged election victory soon after the ECZ declared President Lungu the Winner.

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  26. In 2015 it was Sampa who made Pf with a narrow margin(27000) votes against Upnd. In 2016 it’s Sampa again working together with other 1mbeciles who made Pf win with a narrow victory. In 2021 it will be this same Kant who will cause Pf again win with a slim victory. If Pf leadership does not learn from the past which this boy has bestowed upon them then they risk been pushed back to opposition earlier than they planned. The cartel are again repositioning Sampa to come and cause confusion in 2021 knowing that presidential convention is soon coming. Dununa this boy far away from the party as possible.

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  27. Is these the calibre of Zambian Politics, honestly these people are not serious, they think they can manipulate the Zambia people for their personal gains.This type of behavior is the core problem that causes corruption to be rampant. So it appears everyone is doing politics to benefit themselves first and not caring about the cause of the Zambian people who voted for them.

    If PF takes on this guy, then they condone the rubbish in Zambian Politics. It seems this has become a game, from one party to another. DISGUSTING !!! SHAME !!!

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  28. umwaice ekalisha ilyo aanya! suits this miles Sampa guy,what has changed in PF from 11th August to date for him to rejoin the party he smeared with all those accusation?him

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  29. @emmanuel kamwimba I agree with you100%zambian politician are like sex workers,they like quick ones.they can’t survive on their own.miles had seen hw he will suffer in the next 5years since UPND is not in power makes a U turn even abusing God,s name.foolish politician

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  30. MILES SAMPA WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APOLOGY AS YOU MAY BE AWARE THE PRESIDENT IS OUT OF THE COUNTRY ON SPECIAL DUTIES,SO IN YOUR OWN ACCORD PLEASE HEAD FOR ZNBC RIGHT NOW BEFORE 18:30 AND BOW DOWN TEN TIMES AND READ YOUR SPEECH NAKED AND WE SHALL GIVE YOU A POSITION.

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  31. Popo @26 which Upnd case is still going on? Is that what ZWD telling you? Or you’re still standing at the accident scene long after it’s been cleared?

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  32. Is this not the man who formed his own political part in order to chase the Zambian presidency? This man is not presidential material, sure. With his letter to PF that’s when he has actually gone astray.

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    • Of course he is not presidential material. He could not even come up with an original name for the party that was going to topple PF!

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  33. My interpretation of political power is that, its a liability to individuals taking part, therefore, its strange to see MS’s behavior – does he mean that he cant survive without political power? This is a shame…!

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  34. Here was a man who had matero at his beck and call, a man who was deputy minister in both finance and commerce; a man who led the team that went to contract the Eurobond; a man who despite all his short comings his uncle gave him a place…then one day he got up insulted the party and vowed to bring ECL down. He named a party in the deep of the night and stated how he would in 90days destroy the PF single handed. He shifted camp to the northern province smeared the PF and its leadership…on the copper belt holding hands with a man he swore was his enemy GBM shouted on the roof tops…but we held the key we are the ones who vote not politicians…welcome home…

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  35. Sampa from the date MCS passed on you stopped attending parliamentary debates thereby leave the people of Matero with no representation. The Speaker had to write to you, you gave him the same cr-ap you are spewing here that you were mourning MCS. How can MCS’s demise pain you more than his biological family. MCS’s family has moved on, even MCS’s youngest son, Gerald has moved on, why can’t you. This shows that you are very immature. You are part of the cartel that caused problems in PF in 2015. We can see through you, you want to position yourself for 2021, wailasha. Just go and grow your UDF whatever you call it. Mr. President please keep your promise that you will receive the defectors application but take a long, long time to look at them. In fact look at them after the 2021…

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  36. Anyway he has realised that truely is not a factor or bigger than PF.Its a good ideal to come back.ELC that is a test for you to see if you really a changed and forgiving person as commanded by the Almighty God.Lets give Sampa a benefit of doubt and embrace him and let OP open a file for his manovers.A snake in green grass is very dangerous.JK sang-“chino chalo ni sebana wikute”(In this country you have to embassement yourself in order to have full stomarch)

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  37. This guy is not serious.I can’t believe this.Is he telling us that he bases his political decisions on emotions?Awe mwandi!He is not leadership material at all,because he lacks strategy,foresight and character.He shouldn’t be accepted back,because he would bring confusion and disunity!

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  38. Miles Sampa, always the sot that I have known him to be.

    Anyway, at least he has Mushota, BB2014 on his side…

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  39. So what will stop him from leaving PF again when it suits him? PF should not entertain such political prostitutes

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  40. Hi Miles, you’re welcome, however come with maturity. In life it’s important to level ourselves really. Miles, when rumours of you forming of your Katemba Party was noised, you quickly rushed to the Secretariat and franked by the SG you denied categorically that the rumours were false and I can recall you saying, it’s the enemies of the party at work to divide us and you vowed never to leave PF. The rumours grew even stronger after that pronouncement. You almost deceived a lot more than Guy “Scout” to join you, but the noble ones guided by wisdom and mature discernment refused at last minute to go with you. That should ‘ve triggered some sense in you that what you were aiming was wrong. You’ve one problem in your life, Pride. My brother, Frank once made this statement against you,…

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  41. African politics of the belly, even saying I consulted with Pastors. God always used by these sad political conmen atase’!!
    I’m sure this clown wouldn’t have seen “his bad ways” had UPND been in power as we speak.
    AFRICA WILL NEVER DEVELOP, AS TOO MANY LEECHES, PROSTITUTES, & PARASITES IN POLITICS.

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  42. go back and clean the mess you created with your late Uncle when you go the eurobonds You are such an embarrassment to your family

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  43. Welcome back my lost son. We definitely will take you on board as we are a forgiving and loving party. One Zambia One Nation. The only person I do not want in the party is Miyanda. I hear he is writing his next thesis on joining the powerhouse PF, obviously against Angela’s wishes, who truly wants him to go to bed and get some sleep.

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  44. HERE I COME AS WELL “WINTER KABAMBA!!
    NDI MWANA WENU TATA BA LUNGU

    ONE ZAMBIA!ONE NATION!…….HH “I CANT BE LEFT OUT”

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  45. That’s the folly of following individuals and not policies/party constitution. I am sure policies and party constitution don’t die when one individual dies. The PF you are joining will use the same policies you vigorously campaigned against not long ago.

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  46. “president Sampa, please give us a break. How can the “pain” of losing Mr Sata take you in the direction of UPND and HH in particular? Would make more sense if you said that you came under a Masonic spell when you visited Underfive at his home. He nearly succeeded with western diplomats, fortunately Lungu’s God prev6ailed.

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  47. Ba B R Mumba, what can Sampa and Mulenga Sata offer Zambia, really? Both of these chaps only saw the limelight of Zambia’s politics at the back of their late relative president Sata (MHSRP)! Have you heard them address a political rally? They are pathetic. If we can aspire to give political leadership positions to spineless characters like these, then I do not know where we are headed to as a nation. These two guys simply do not inspire or cut the grade. I pray that the PF will not allow anyone of them back to the fold. They abandoned the Party at the most crucial moment to gang up with the cartel bent on working for the demise of the PF. These individuals are devoid of morals and politically dangerous. That they left the Party at their own volition, was good riddance!

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  48. None of late President Sata relatives deserve to share in the benefits of PF. As a matter of fact all those relatives Sata sent into diplomatic service and other government must be recalled immediately and replaced with trusted allies. Look at Mulenga Sata like Gabriel Namulambe, these people don’t deserve be enjoying government contracts. Even Dr Kaseba she is now PF because her relations are in diplomatic positions. I would rather we JK and the dununa reverse band serve in those positions. Miles needed to review his connections with cartel which he has not talked about. His apology has not gone far enough. This boy and his master Guy almost cost ECL the election in 2015.

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  49. He wants a job, very unfortunate he didn’t know what he wanted or what he even wants. To be in opposition one must look at the bigger picture and understand why. And now what was the purpose of creating his own political party..He now has to close down his party and its leadership or the party he formed the leadership can kick him out..I think it is issues of money he was getting money as MP as well as Minister now it has finished and the reality has kicked in. He should have remained in PF and stood for matero MP.. He still has a long way to go to be a politician.. Do political parties reject membership ?that would be a good lesson for these politicians.. I am now believing to say Sampa is not a factor..

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  50. Typical of Bemba chaps, no morals. Shameless felas can do anything stupid to keep up appearance.

    Miles is just one of them.

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  51. Useless, un-electable opportunistic parasite. No morality. Politics of the hungry. Can never be trusted to defend the Zambian people. Leadership requires people who can stand up and defend the truth even when doing so makes one unpopular or puts then at risk of death. Sampa was used to hand outs from his late uncle and had the monopoly of operating bespoke registered taxis in Lusaka when his uncle Michael Sata was alive. Now he is hungry and his business is dead. He is looking for a job. Appalling betrayer!!!

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  52. Do not blame Mr Miles Sampa. What is definitely going through his mind is : if i remain in opposition, BANA BAZADYA CHANI? the pangs of hunger are terrible. But of course not hunger in the literal sense- hunger for kickbacks, commissions, foreign travel, five star hotels, business class flights etc

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  53. Ba Upnd can’t even simple arithmetic. Lungu had done one year not three years. No wonder you failed to count your votes properly.

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  54. No one is perfect under the sun……..Presido Lungu as a christian should accept Sampa wholeheartedly and give him a position if possible.That is real leadership bane !

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  55. What a load of bull! Unprincipled to the core. Begging to go and dine on Lungu’s banquet table – or at least nibble the crumbs that will fall to the floor. His ‘hybrid’ is like that of many a politician (or aspiring) in Zambia today. No morals, no decency, no principles, no vision but an appetite to par-take in the perverse selfish ‘sharing’ of the country’s wealth with the few individuals that he asks for ‘forgiveness’ from with his tail between his legs.

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  56. Please give us real news….let’s not focus on such people who claim to be what they are yet they are useless in the eyes of the people….

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