Vice President Inonge Wina
Vice President Inonge Wina

Government says suggestions by Member of the PF Central Committee Paul Moonga to extend the presidential term limit to seven years do not represent Government’s and the party’s position.

Vice President Inonge Wina has since distanced Government and the PF from Mr Moonga’s suggestion.

Mrs Wina told Parliament on Friday morning that the matter has never been discussed by Government or the party.

“Every Zambian has the right to hold an opinion and that suggestion was entirely the opinion of Mr Moonga,” Mrs Wina said.

She said this is the first time that such a suggestion has been made by anyone and that the party was also surprised that it came from a member of its central committee.

Mrs Wina said the PF Central Committee or Cabinet has never considered such a matter.

He said Mr Moonga’s suggestion does not have the blessings of the party or the government.

Yesterday, PF Member of the Central Committee Paul Moonga addressed a media briefing at the PF Secretariat and made a proposal to extend the term limit for elected pubic officials from five to seven years.

Mr Moonga said having elections every five years is costly.

Meanwhile, opposition Green Party President Peter Sinkamba says it would amount to constitutional dictatorship to consider extending the tenure of office for elected officials from five to seven years.

Mr. Sinkamba says five years is enough for Zambians to assess a government and re-elect a governing party if they are satisfied with its performance.

He says those calling for an increase in the number of years for a term of office want to better their own lives and not those of the citizenry.

Mr Sinkamba has since advised PF Central Committee member Paul Moonga who has proposed the extension in term of office that such a move is a dangerous venture.

Mr. Sinkamba states that the moment such a proposal is approved; Zambians would experience unprecedented levels of economic hardship if a bad government is elected.

And Forum for Democracy and Development, (FDD) Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza says the reasons given by Mr. Moonga are not justifiable.

Mr. Mwanza says the country has made many changes democratic and will not allow the extension of the terms of office for elected officials.

He says five-years is enough time for one to deliver to the Zambian people.

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54 COMMENTS

  1. Liar! you’re becoming a liar mama Inonge Wina. Its true to say if you can’t beat them join them and you’ve surely joined these PF bunch of liars

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    • So how could a press briefing be held at the party headquarters without the knowledge of even the Party SG? They are just testing the waters and hoping that citizens will be docile as usual.

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    • Boma Wina buhata bumaswe! Your own Defence Minister, Davies Chama, said some time back that it was better to have a one party system. Moonga’s idea is a half way house. What is clear is that PF are testing the waters for radically changing our political system. PF will do anything to hang onto power for as long as possible.

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    • Don’t forget that this is PF, always believe the opposite. Tomorrow Kambwili & other PF minions will support this dictatorship move of one party state.
      PF enjoys lies, lies are their daily food. Yesterday it was lies, today its lies & tomorrow too its PF pathological lies.
      They can give Edward 20 years in PF & not the country’s presidency. PF doesn’t know the difference between left & right, too much visionless by these bandits. Imagine criminals like Max Chongo are now free due to the rotten judicial system botched by PF bandits.
      Get used to PF lies, petrol K13/ltr plus load shedding without salaries for 2 months, shame!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • Even hh forevermore leader of the bantustan is being selfish. Such people should never be allowed to breath presidency.

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    • USA & Ghana 4yrs is enough what’s impossible to achieve in 5 yrs?

      Levy inherited rundown economy from Chiluba. Despite not having genuinely won 2001 elections because he had sound programs 2follow by end 2006 Zambians gave him resounding victory by 300,000 votes over Sata. Reason he performed: K3.2/Dollar, debt cancellation, new mines opened & recovery from global economic meltdown.

      If Lungu is worthy leader let him lead us out of the economic mess Sata left us in just like LPM did with Chiluba’s mess. He shud not only exploit +ve PF accolades on the now ceased Roads infrastructure but shud also take responsibilities for Sata’s mess. If he performs in 5yrs he can get 2nd 5yrs if he qualifies & he wud rule for 11.5yrs. A good leader solves problems not swimming in others’ glory like…

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    • Paul Monga is an ediot, he’s thinking is retrogressive. To its detriment, Africa is full of Ediots like Paul who worships politicians for a living.
      Damn it Paul! We are not Congo or Zimbabwe, Damn it!

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    • A good leader solves problems inherited like Levy did not just swimming in others’ glory like Lungu who only wants praise for roads infrastructure which he never started or accomplished. By the way roads development has almost been abandoned! When people remind him of PF failures he shifts blame to his predecessor. Why not also pass the achievements to yo predecessor cos in 1yr u really achieved nothing? .

      Zamtel is on sale, was Sata wrong alone or together with Lungu? Take responsibilities!

      Moonga why are u timid so soon?

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    • Moonga joined the party yesterday…he can not make noise without approval of State House….only a **** can listen to this grandma who is only there as a token.

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    • Bo Inonge, mwa puma Ima. That’s how you and your PF always start things. Even rigging, you were refusing that PF will never rig but eventually it happened. I know this is your position as Government and PF. You are just testing the waters. If we Zambians are not united and nip this scheme in the bud, we risk being taken for a ride – AGAIN. Mwa puma Bo Inonge. Lumi shunguzi mina Ba PF. Buhata by a time ahulu mwa munzi was Mina!

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    • Bo Inonge, mwa puma Ima. That’s how you and your PF always start things. Even rigging, you were refusing that PF will never rig but eventually it happened. I know this is your position as Government and PF. You are just testing the waters. If we Zambians are not united and nip this scheme in the bud, we risk being taken for a ride – AGAIN. Mwa puma Bo Inonge. Lumi shunguzi mina ba PF. Buhata ahulu mwa munzi wa mina!

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    • A SHOT AT 7 YEARS OF AMASSING WEALTH, TOO MANY YEARS FOR ONE TO LOSE TRACK!
      Imagine being ruled for almost a decade by a low energy terrible leader, who may have won it by way of a fluke situation. This talk should not be entertained. In fact it should be fought with a force similar to Chiluba’s 3rd term bid fight. 5 years is enough and SMART time to let leaders hung or prove themselves. Now development rides on objectives that are 5 years specific; 5 years measurable; 5 years attainable, 5 years realistic and 5 years timed. We shall not give it up to one person to develop Zambia overall. After 5 years, you’re put on an election scale and we judge you accordingly SERVANT.

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    • THAT’S HOW UN QUALIFIED AND SUITABLE AS A MEMBER OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE MR MOONGA IS. IT MEANS MR MOONGA DOESN’T EVEN KNOW THE CONSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA. HE IS VERY IGNORANT OF IT. I CAN GARANTEE THAT HE HAS NEVER EVEN READ IT. ALL THE TIMES ZAMBIAN PEOPLE ARE MOSTLY POORLY, REPRESENTED BOTH IN PARLIAMENT AND GOVERNMENT. THE BEST MR MOONGA COULD BE DOING IS CONCENTRATE ON DEVELOPING HIS CONSTITUENCY, RATHER THAN, THINKING OF 2021 AND HOW HE IS GOING TO SAFE-GUARD HIS PECKS (INCOME).

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    • mama wina doesnt know her role,every time she opens her mouth shes on lungu’s defence she ought to be his personal secretary

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  2. Don´t kukweba alalila Ashi, Zambians have become very unfaithful. You cannot believe anyone any more whenever they open their months

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    • Untrustworthy grandma Inonge! Trying to reverse progressiveness! It used to be one party and a presidential candidate could re-contest as many times as he/she wanted!

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  3. I have just been on facebook where a young man has asked the President to take heed of such outrageous suggestions and the a five-year term is good for all because it prospects the people from but Presidents and good Presidents from bad people. I think that is a good warning.

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  4. Remember Chiluba’s third term fiasco? This is a repeat of that mess – there will be denials and bland comments from the beneficiaries in this episode while testing the reaction of the population. Watch this space very carefully. By the way, the Phillipines have a one 6-year term. Why can’t we advocate for something like that instead of creeping the one-party fo.lly onto the population. Please mwa bantu!!??

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  5. We all know ECL is on last tour of duty and now on his last term. People voted for him because they believed he would rid himself of bad elements so he could govern well. Alas we still have men with heart issues in office, persons that failed to settle their debts meant for SMECS, questionable characters that pull out guns when dining at 2am….the list goes on. Bo ma Inonge we salute your party’s position but under our new leadership after HH in 2021 you can at your own peril field ECL again…yaazaaa

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  6. As much as i support PF and our President Lungu, ruling for 7 years will be a TERRIBLE IDEA.. Lets just do the 5 years,…. (BARACK OBAMA) My Flexible, lively and well adjusted president on the planet is happily leaving office… .Now that is REAL LEADERSHIP. I Love the Obama Family…..

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  7. The PF is never short of crooks and liars. I really feel sorry for my auntie Inonge for always defending crookedness. Please step down, retire and retrieve your dignity.
    This Moonga story is very much similar to the attempt by PF to replace English with a local language as official language in Zambia. The late Sata tasked the then SG Kabimba to get the plan started, Kabimba struggled with his conscience because he knew just like all Zambians knew that the idea was to impose bemba as official language. Before long Kabimba was fired. The PF is much more dangerous than UNIP under Kenneth Kaunda. Lungu’s hunger for power is frightening and will lead to chaos in Zambia.

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  8. Moonga is just a dagger smoker,an *****,stupid and foolish guy with no morals!!!! Why not behaving when u ve stolen u still want to try the zambian people s patiance?? And u inonge why denying,u mean if a child picks a gun from your bedroom and kills using it,u would say its not yours??? We are watching u ba pf and your try and ere type of governing.

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  9. Paul Moonga is insane, how do make a mediocre leader ECL stay long in leadership, just why should, Moonga hate Zambia to that extent?

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  10. Moonga must concentrate on campaign issues that saw him to Parliament NOT his selfish interests. We have supported you guys through thick and thin and is this the way you want to thank us by advancing your “personal” agenda? You can only ask for more when you will have completed your first term. If anything five years is more than enough to prove your worth.

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  11. Its total *****ic dununa reverse back to kk days:dictatorECL told u he did not hide anything you should dununa reverse and mwalalila (alalila) otherwise thats the position for pf government. Pls dont blame him you are headed for the waste this is just the begining

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  12. zambia is surely in the greatest dilema of st. Upidity. Like it or not this suggestion will succeed. As a country we have lost our much needed democracy.

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  13. You PF and Edigar, how insipidly dull will you continue to be? Your own civil servants working with UPND rigged the southern province ellections….and now Paul Moonga wants to destroy PF and yet you are just laughing.

    Listen and listen good, the time your MPs in parliament shall go for 7 years that will be the end of PF. Learn a lesson why for the first time you have so many independent MPs.

    You must be intelligent and not fools. Just try it and you will see how Zambians are going to rise against PF.

    If you have ears hear what Truth Hates is saying to you PF.

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  14. You PF and Edigar, how insipidly dull will you continue to be? Your own civil servants working with UPND rigged the southern province ellections….and now Paul Moonga wants to destroy PF and yet you are just laughing.

    Listen and listen good, the time your MPs in parliament shall go for 7 years that will be the end of PF. Learn a lesson why for the first time you have so many independent MPs.

    You must be intelligent and not fuuls. Just try it and you will see how Zambians are going to rise against PF.

    If you have ears hear what Truth Hates is saying to you PF.

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  15. Forget the cadre, he’s looking at his own belly. I support PF but just like I opposed the 3rd term, this one is a non starter.

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  16. 7 years can make a President go to sleep. A President needs to be kept on his toes with a five year or possibly four year term. Besides, we need to give chance to others to also become Presidents. But, of course, not Kalusa.

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  17. The party must discipline Paul for indiscipline and bringing the name of the party into ridicule and disrepute…

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  18. Do you think he held a press conference at the party headquarters without a go ahead from the SG of the party who is the chief executive officer of the party. They are testing the waters. You better watch out sleepy Zambians. Remember FTJ and the third term. It started like some demented guy was just playing games and yet FTJ the political engineer was playing the ground games.

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  19. This what we warned every Zambian about given sole power to PF and letting him change the constitution. He is the only one who can change things in country now

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  20. Where do these bloody ass kissers come from even? Zambia is not Edgar Lungu’s property for goodness sake. This is what you get for having leaders who have nothing to do but sit on their asses all day long day dreaming. This Moonga should keep his sentiments to himself. Who told him that when he’s overcome by an urge to kiss up to Lungu then that means he gets the right to decide Zambia’s future. Already 5 years under this shameless dictator is too much. I say to Moonga shut the f###k up you are a brainless *****.

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  21. Buhata, Boza, ahau! The 7 years is being peddled now that you have a majority so you can push it through. This was being spoken of on the ground after the inauguration and you were ‘re-elected’. This will come out very soon and then you will tell us something else. Kindly leave such matters to your spokespersons who clearly can’t agree on anything ie the country is broke ‘Chief’, ‘Deputy’ no we are fine! Gosh a country being run by cadres….which you are now inherently part of such a shame.

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  22. One wonders what this tonga man Paul Moonga is trying to achieve here!!!he must take wamuyayaya mentality to a tonga party upnd where if Anderson Mazoka was alive was going to be its leader to date from 1998.even hh will be “cuundu chaitwa-upnd chairman until he dies!!!badaala ba Moonga,very few people will support your nonsense in PF-so take those evil thoughts back to your tonga party upnd!!!!WELL SAID MADAM INONGE WINA!!GO PF GO!!

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  23. The proposed extension smells Uganda and Rwanda. Beware of MU7 influence. This matter is real people of Zambia. With the level of weak opposition this proposal will sail through. Watch this space and keep dreaming.

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  24. Kambwili do you agree with Moonga’s proposal. If you temper the constitution you will be arrested.

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  25. PERSONAL BUSINESS AT OFFICIAL PREMISES?
    The statement by Madam Inonge Wina is scaring and unconvincing. The media were called by a very senior member of the PF to briefed about the proposal to extend the term to seven years. If individuals in PF are free to use party resources (the PF Secretariat) for personal adventures then that, by extension, explains the anomalies in the Auditor General’s 2015 report. Paul Moonga should be disciplined publicly for the abuse of party property and bringing the party into unnecessary ridicule. Short of doing so, will imply that the suggestion is in fact the official position which the PF now seeks to retreat from as it has not been well received.

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  26. Even dogs like Paul Monga can preach about dictatorship because they are copying from their useless Pf leadership.Mapolo yanu!Matako yanu

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