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President Lungu Warns Kambwili and other senior members causing confusion in PF

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President Lungu speaks on arrival at South Downs Airport in Kalulushi on Thursday, Jan 5,2016-Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu speaks on arrival at South Downs Airport in Kalulushi on Thursday, Jan 5,2016-Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu has sternly warned senior Patriotic Front (PF) members in Luanshya and Chimwemwe who are causing confusion in the party to leave the ruling party.

The President said that he is aware that Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili is disparaging and disrespecting his leadership. The President has reminded those aggrieved with his leadership that he did not impose himself as president but was given the mandate by the people of Zambia.

President Lungu said it was unfortunate that some people believe that they are the owners of the PF and they should have a say on whatever is happening in the party.

The President was speaking when he addressed PF members at Kalulushi South Down Airport on arrival yesterday morning. President Lungu urged PF members to welcome new members.

President Lungu said it is a fallacy to think that the PF could have formed government without the support of the MMD members.

And the President has urged Zambians to pray for government as it finds solutions to the problem of army worms that have ravaged crops in some parts of the country.

The president is accompanied to the Copperbelt by PF national Chairman Ngosa Simbyakula,Secretary General Davis Mwila, Chairperson for Finance Alexander Chikwanda, Presidential Campaign Manager Samuel Mukupa and state house staff.

President Lungu being welcomed by Labour Minister Joyce Nonde on arrival at South Downs Airport in Kalulushi on Jan 5, 2016 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu being welcomed by Labour Minister Joyce Nonde on arrival at South Downs Airport in Kalulushi on Jan 5, 2016 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA

75 COMMENTS

  1. My president we are focusing on politics instead of the economy. We are focusing on the wrong things. I fear for our party in 2021.

    • But things can change sure! This lungu who used to lifted by kambwili when he’s too drank to walk and shielded from Sata so that he shouldnot fire him,, lelo ati I warn you kambwili you don’t know me,,,,,,, kkekkekekek,,,,,,, you can laugh Mwe

    • IN Zambia it is all politics chabe. Please look at development, can we discuss issues affecting us as a nation and find solutions to our problems instead of every-time politics? Zambians we are too much into politics even when these leaders disappoint us. Please bwana president leave politics to be dealt with by party structures. The executive at Copperbelt or national level can discipline these Kambwiliz instead of us hearing about political innuendos

    • Instead of focusing on development he’s hit campaign mode for 2021…………it’s wise to leave the stage whilst people are still clapping for you……..i.e,if at all there will be any people applauding Lungu at the end of his term. Kambwili could have been neutralized if for e.g ECL had managed by now to reduce the price of fuel to K5, Kwacha was buying the dollar at K3, jobs where readily available,the price of a 25 kg back of mealimeal was at K20 e.t.c……..but as things stand, ECL must be very afraid of CK. Mutamfyeni bwangu tumukonke.

    • Ck is not a political giant . I see him only as a kapenta, if he CK thinks is a big fish let him leave PF, the president as dared him.

    • I’m gobsmacked why we are talking about a third term or 2021- when we have just had the election.

      A lot can happen in 4 and half years bit. Lungu should have had shyed away from such talk.

      Thanks

      BB2014

    • PF is all about politics. Any idyot hoping for development is barking up the wrong tree or plain barking mad! Even the so-called massive infrastructure developments were for politics and not national developments. Main roads like Kitwe-Chingola and Chingola-Solwezi are not attended to. Kafue Lower is not attended to and powercuts will persist regardless of water in Kariba in 2017. PF only wins by rigging or tribal tomfoolery by Bembas and easterners, not economic performance.

    • @Ndobo, Kekekeke ago you don’t know me. But Eddy wamawala. But when is going to drop on Dora like a tonne of bricks?

    • Comrade Kudos worry not our President one ECL has the matter under control, the visit was not only about politics but to check the situation regarding KCM, the army worm infestation on the Copperbelt as you know the CB is becoming the new maizebelt of Zambia so its important to see that production will not be affected.
      As for abena CK hmmm I saw this happening as far back as 2014 before the convention in Kabwe-im on record right here on Lsktimes – I said CK can’t be trusted and I’m the first blogger to call Kambwili Chimbwili! Corruption doesn’t pay bane! No sacred cows!

    • Mr President, I concur with Mr Kudos. This is the time to seriously address the economic challenges that Zambia is facing. This is not an election year for you to treat economic management to a second slot and advance political dispensation. You have your priorities upside down, Mr President.

    • Why is this news……..???
      The same threats and speech similar to yesterday. Mr ECL you are on CB on tax payers money to address matters that impacts Zambians and not for PF matters.
      The campaign is 4 months over and will come again in 4years time, no more raising of your fist just focus on development. You have other means to address Kambwili but don’t misuse tax payers money to fix your PF political opponents. Your cadres on this forum are now not satisfied with you and are coming to their senses.

    • Advice to CK:

      1. Don’t resign from PF
      2. Apologise to Zambians especially Southerners (including UPND)
      3. Do not form a new political party but be smart and collaborate with any of the existing political parties
      4. Do no respond to everything (sometimes to please a f00l, one need to bend backwards)
      5. Never trust anyone but only yourself
      6. Be away of bugging (even walks have got ears)
      7. No who your friends are on social media (a farniliar name could mean nothing, but that of somebody else)
      8. When you issue a statement or comment, do give the press a copy
      9. Mind what you say on your phone because anyone with internet can listen to the conversation
      10. Lastly but to all, make friendship with the press as they are not your enemy but friends, defenders of human rights. They…

    • @Icalo Lifupa: Which press should CK run to now? The press that he killed along time ago? Remember the Post, Watch Dog? Maybe he should try ZNBC

    • ….urged Zambians to pray for government….., this not what is needed at the moment. Everything has time and place. For now what is needed are chemicals to be used to control and combat the army worms.The money to be spent flying to Ghana would be enough to take care of a district or more in this fight. Priorities and decision making is the weak link here.

    • people talked alot about late Micheal Sata not being a presidential material,you can also say it to CK.You be shocked.learn from your past experience.

    • @Zamunda… Michael Sata was elected president yes, but he was never presidential material. And we are still suffering the consequences of having elected him. Zambians vote according to who makes the loudest noise, so yes, if Kambwili makes enough noise, gullible Zambians can fall for him

  2. It seems the battle line has now be drawn between EL and CK. 🙂

    In a way, I do understand the frustration of Kambwili. The problem with the new comers in PF is that they are big-headed. The likes of Frank, Dora, Kachingwe and a few others did try by all means to paint PF as a very bad party while in opposition. Today, they are the ones who are enjoying and praising it to the core. That´s double standards at play, gentlemen. On this, I do support Kambwili even if I can never vote for him.

  3. You saw how he campaigned for President Edgar Lungu during the last elections. He pulled bigger crowds than those for Lungu. So don’t bury your head in the sand. Nearly everyone knows that Kambwili is a political heavyweight and a President in waiting. He is not very different from the late President Sata. Ignore that at your own peril. And if Lungu will impose himself as a Presidential candidate in 2021 he will be disappointed like what happened to Rupia Banda. Even about 50% of us who voted for him will not vote for him. Let him not cheat himself. I personally regret voting for him. He has failed to manage the economy. The salaries are fast becoming worthless or meaningless.

    • PF has had problems since the death of MCS. These wranglings are not new. However MCS had the people and a great deal of control. You can’t become a leader with 1 province. Majority of Zambians will not vote for another loose cannon. Especially with the current economic climate.

    • CK WAS BEATEN EVEN BY THE LIKES OF SAMPA AT THEIR CONVENTION. IN FACT HE GOT THE LEAST VOTES. SO HE IS JUST A NOISE MAKER. KABIMBA WAS ANOTHER ONE WHO THOUGHT HE WAS A HEAVY WEIGHT. WHERE IS HE NOW?

    • @ Mya

      You are right, “…Zambians will not vote for another loose cannon…”.
      Who is the “another loose cannon” if CK is the one you are blabbing about? ECL?

  4. We knew Kambwili’s sidelining was NOT due to corruption But Chagwa’s thirst for Power, endless dancing + partying, government funded tourism, & embezzling.
    We all know P,F officials are corruptly sucking Zambia dry, carving up Zambia’s resources /treasury for themselves ie, the most expensive road construction on the planet, & now Malawi maizegate. WHAT HAS CHAGWA DONE ABOUT THIS??
    We know he gets a cut from all this graft using proxies like Kaizer.
    CHAGWA IS THE WORST VISIONLESS INEPT PRESIDENT ZAMBIA, IF NOT AFRICA HAS HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF HAVING!

    • Cont;
      I’m not for one second suggesting Kambwili has not been involved in wanton corruption, coz he’s as guilty as hell like the whole rotten P.F Government which needs replacing if Zambia is to survive, BUT merely alerting Zambians, DON’T BE DUPED BY CHAGWA SHOWING YOU HE’S TOUGH ON CORRUPTION, coz all he is is a Tinpot Dictator, who uses Corruption as his oxygen to cling on to illegal power!!

  5. Zambians, you have barely finished with one election and you are already quarrelling about 2021. Looks like it is just politics for all and everyone. Who is going to implement the government’s development programs if everyone is busy bickering on who is eligible for 2021? Shame on you all including the president for allowing himself to be dragged into this useless debate at this time. Focus all your energies on making life for the Zambians at least affordable and acceptable.

  6. Lungu did not get the mandate to Rule Zambia and that is why the UPND PETITION is in courts against his re-election. If Lungu did not steal the mandate from the People why is he refusing to prove in a Court of Law that he won the Election? Just like Jammeh of Gambia and Kabila of DRC Chakolwa Lungu is clinging on to power after the people rejected him. Until Lungu allows the Hearing of the Petition and he can prove in Court how he won the Election and how HH lost most Zambians will never recognise him as their President. Lungu is dashing to the inauguration of a New President in Ghana. What for? The President of Ghana Mr John Mahama Never bothered to attend Lungu’s fake and illegal inauguration so why is he attending an August Democratic Inauguration Ceremony instead of resolving his…

    • Has he even been invited to attend the inauguration by Ghana or is it self-invitation to attend using the Zambian ambassador resident in Ghana?

  7. In the midst, or better put, at the top of the UPND is a person who confessed that he is is in politics and government for tenders (implying corruption). Birds of a feather flock together indeed. The same party and its cadres surely can be at the forefront of accusing others of corruption? Mwebantu! Teti mwikaleko tondolo and remove the big log from your own eyes? People are looking and subtracting your marks for 2026.

  8. Finished country. People are having one meal a day in some rural parts of Zambia and people who are supposed to tackle these challenged are busy talking about eligibility in 2021, how sad?

  9. CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI HAS A POINT. JUST BECAUSE LUNGU IS PRESIDENT DOES NOT MEAN HIS DECISIONS OR INDEED HIS POSITION CANT BE CHALLENGED. IN A DEMOCRACY PEOPLE CAN CHALLENGE WHOEVER THEY CHOOSE. IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN IF KAMBWILI HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND HIS GROUND!!!!! PF DOESN’T BELONG TO LUNGU EITHER IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE THAT FORMS ITS ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP.

  10. @9 CK and @10 Mwale (most probably the chuundu Mwale posing as an easterner), His Excellent Chagwa Lungu did not stop the petition, it simply expired when UPND failed to prosecute the petition in 14 days as per laws of Zambia. Remember that UPND rushed the petition to follow the same law which gave them only 7 days to lodge in their petition. You have to be a donkey to accept 7 days and rejectb14 days in the same sentence of the law. Or are you using the law from Jupiter to prosecute your case in Zambian courts? Explains why UPND is losing all aspects of its court “cases” as Zambia follows its own judicial system and laws, not those from the Republic of Jupiter.

    • @ Terrible “learned” mule

      Can you please specify single provision in either Constitution or Constitutional Court Act that puts 14 days limit to hear and determine application.
      As to the issue of donkeys which f*cked horse and produced terrible offspring mule, who is directing any court proceedings, plaintiff, respondent or Judge?

  11. Infact this all thing of petition is rubbish and done in honesty. The issue of “stealing” votes will cause HH to loose the election in 2021 no matter who stands. HH and GBM are not serious political analysts and do not know that people are seeing through their lies.

  12. But us Zambians whats wrong with our thinking sure? why do we fail to put credible people into power sure? Am so shocked. A few months in power someone is ranting about a 3rd term? …. Someone is at a core of our failures as a nation and busy calling for prayers.

  13. Jean kapata,disgraced father bwalya,lusambo should also learn a lesson that one day you will be like chishimba kabwili that is the nature of zambian politics,see now were the most talkative ck is now being threaten by the person he liked most.

  14. Ifyabupuba fye ku Zambia. Ifima leaders filwafye ubwacha no bwaila instead of making improvements in lthe Country and care for the poor. Cursed are we Zambians for having voted for evil and inconsiderate people.

  15. I HEAR THERE IS A NEW SLOGAN FOR PF!!!
    ” COME KAMBWILI 21″!!!!
    “COME KAMBWILI 21”!!!!!
    IF THIS IS TRUE LUNGU IS IN TROUBLE. NO WAY HE WINS COPPER BELT AGAIN!!
    “COME KAMBWILI 21”

  16. Any way whether confusions in the PF Party or not, Lungu was duly electected and not those who think that wining elections is in courts of law, sorry, it is not like that. The problem we have as general members of the party is embracing MMD members who were in the fore front rebuking and insulting PF founder president the late MCS. Otherwise politics is about numbers and there is nothing wrong embracing new members from other political parties like the MMD.

  17. Kambwili is a giant in Zambian politics .. He contributed to pfs victory. Treating him like that was not fair. He deserves respect and should not leave Pf but hang on . He can make s difernce lovel like the way he articulated issues

  18. Now the BUFFOON CK will be prescribed the same medicine he used to give his opponents in the name of ‘democracy’…when are our politicians going to learn to promote Good Governance as you will rely on it in the future. Just last week this Lazy thing was talking about how different his party was …

    • @jay Jay. MANY PEOPLE WILL AGREE WITH THE POINTS YOU ARE MAKING. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO USE SUCH STERN AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. WE ALL KNOW HOW PASSIONATE EMOTIONAL THESE DISCUSSIONS CAN GET. PLEASE MAKE YOUR POINTS IN SUCH A WAY THAT THERE ARE NOT OVER SHADOWED BY THE NAME CALLING. JUST A THOUGHT!!! YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT OTHER WISE!

  19. I encourage thae President to approach this matter with a lot concious. The tendancy of people surrounding leadership is to tell lies about others so that they can be liked. This is very unfortunate because truth is ttruth it’s just a question of time judgement will surely come. Its never too late let CK and ECL sit and resolve this issue. Press will never be a solution to problems as they fuel instead of solving.

    • Lazy Lungu is weak…the only thing he can do is eliminate potential opponents by kicking them out he has nothing to offer people apart from bribes.

  20. I feel pity for CK although has never been my favorite politician. With corruption charges hanging over his head, it is like a rob around his neck. He can not say much or they will just tighten the rob.

  21. Ambush in the night.

    See him fighting for power, but he knows not the hour. He says what we know of the consitution is what he tells us, and we so ignorant I mean it , that every time he can reach us through political strategy , manipulation and violence.

    Ambush in the night.

  22. Lusakatimes.com, let us picture showing the crowd or lack thereof that was at that rally. This helps us form a picture of whether he is still popular or his numbers are dwindling.

  23. Mr. Kudos could you please tell your president to stop addressing PF cadres and address the problems the country is facing. One moment he says he was elected by the people of Zambia and does not address them instead he is busy addressing PF cadres.

  24. Kambwili has just been suppressing this ambition. He wanted state house as soon as Michael Sata passed on. The bubble burst when he lost his ministerial job.

  25. 64 flag MunaDekhane January 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    vote

    We told you that Lungu is a disciple of Mugabe and Mu7, there you have it for your selves.
    Lungu’s audacity statements are based on the weak judicial system in the country. The Con courts, LAZ and the judges in the nation are weak, bought out and divided. My profound concern of Zambia’s incapability to hold any credible elections is being vindicated. We have wasted so much time, efforts and resources to improve our democracy for nothing to show up. Its a disgrace to Zambia.

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  26. When some of us were writing about lungus disregard for democracy and his suppression and corruption we were called sore UPND losers. We told you that the complaints are about zambias free press, respect for law and your democracy but some kaponyas on these blogs were so drunk with power they thought lungu can do no wrong.

    Well be warned, lungu will never give up power. He will read the consitution and laws the way he wants. He will bribe everyone in sight. It is the development of zambia that will be sidelined. Corruption will rule zambia.

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