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I become disillusioned when Michael Sata started to lose grip of the State Machinery-Kabimba

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FILE: President Sata with SG Wynter Kabimba Flying To Mansa on Airforce one

I BEGAN to be disillusioned when late president Michael Sata started to lose grip of the State machinery and it became even more compromised when his health started failing him, Rainbow party leader Wynter Kabimba has confessed.

And Mr Kabimba has attacked Members of Parliament (MPs) for allegedly abusing the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in a corrupt manner.

Mr Kabimba, who was Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general under President Sata until he was fired in Augusr 2014, said after one year of being in Government, Mr Sata ‘‘started getting derailed from the track by personal favours’’.

Speaking when he featured on Hot FM radio programme dubbed the “The Hot Seat”, Mr Kabimba said president Sata’s intentions were good but that progressively he started losing focus.

“I worked with Michael Sata and I want to tell this today: Michael’s intentions were very good but for me who worked with him closely I was seeing that, progressively, he was getting derailed from the track by some of the things that I have said here – personal favours.

“I asked him one day, one year after we had been in power, why Willie Nsanda should be the chairman of the board of the Road Development Agency (RDA) when there was no board, there is just a chairman,” Mr Kabimba said.

He said there was no board at the Road Development Agency but there was a board chairman. “…and one year you as a president you are finding difficult to put a board in place and Willie Nsanda is just chortling alone around Chinese and all these other people that are looking for contracts,” he said.

Mr Kabimba was responding to a caller only identified as Shakespeare who asked him (Kabimba) to rate the performance of all previous heads of State.

Meanwhile, Mr Kabimba said Members of Parliament (MPs) were fond of abusing the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) so much in a corrupt manner.

He said even the Farmer Input Support Programme had been a ‘‘bedrock of corruption’’ from the beginning. “It is a corrupt system that has benefited the politicians and that is why they cannot do away with it.

“It is like the Constitutional Development Fund, the only time when you hear the Members of Parliament in Parliament speaking in unison is during the Budget when they are all clamouring to increase CDF which they abuse so much in a corrupt manner,” Mr Kabimba said.

He said it was the only time when the ruling party and the opposition would speak with one voice because everyone was a beneficiary of CDF.

Mr Kabimba said both FISP and CDF were a disaster and that the Rainbow Party would do away with them. He said the Rainbow Party manifesto was very clear that CDF would be abolished and would redesign FISP to make the farmers graduate so that a peasant farmer was not a peasant farmer from birth until death.

Mr Kabimba said even during president Sata’s era nothing much had been done about FISP because it was ‘‘business as usual’’.

Mr Kabimba also challenged President Edgar Lungu to immediately act by dismissing Cabinet ministers and Government officials whom he publicly said were corrupt.

“If you have a minister and a group of officials that are going to cause starvation to the people that elected you, if you are having ministers and officials that are going to impoverish the people that elected you, surely don’t you owe those people a duty by making sure that this crop of ministers and officials is out of the way.

‘‘President Lungu should show us his actions that he was not happy with late distribution of fertilizer and that he was in charge,’’ Mr Kabimba said

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  1. Whether or not he lost grip of power fact is that pf failed abs has continued to fail Zambians . Let us not act like sata changed the economy for the better. Irresponsible spending on borrowed money for infrastructure development without income generation plans is a very dangerous route to take. Kabimba you were part of the failure so to me you are all failures .

    • Sata did not have a grip on anything all he wanted was to be president chapwa and all his followers mainly failures in their personal lives wanted jobs from from him including you winter.The inconsistences of our dear Michael were so clear that anyone with objectivity knew no good could come out of him.A man who had no documented history of making money was promising to fill our pockets with money from where?Look at the tax issues he talked about clearly from a position of ignorance.Are we paying less taxes?

    • Intentions were good, but you also Kabimba took it on your friends like Lubinda who was fired. GBM launched sata endorsement and was fired. Last protest in zambia was people carrying your coffin. PF died.

    • Kabimba has a piont here. Sata was slowly and progressively being controlled by other forces especially when his health started to fail him. He became the shell of the Action Man that he once was. There were different opposing forces the wanted to position themselves to take over control when it became apparent that he was not going to pull through. The Wina-led faction with Lungu as their preferred candidate on one side and ‘The A-Team’ led by GS supported by Fred M’membe who thought they had a Stake in PF, anyway. Remember how Fred dashed to London to go and establishe what was going on with Sata and his state of health which was becoming a State secret. WK was fired not by Sata but by forces the wanted to destabilise the GS led faction to have one over them and that was why Lungu…

    • that’s why Lungu was given mileage to now be where he is. Lungu was also potentially beneficial to the wolves like Kambwili, Nsanda and snipers like Given Lubinda who knew exactly how they would get back in. The battle lines were now drawn and GS hard to act when he thought he was going to get the tool to position his faction and get them back on track. GS then made the biggest misculculation and gravest mistake be firing ‘the humble’ Lungu to many perceived as the obvious choice and the chosen one by Sata. Opportunist were meanwhile watching the events closely. An opportunity to have their immunity lifted was slowly unfolding. In came RB when GS closed the government purse to abuse. All RB had to do was to show Lungu some campaign cash and where to find more one a few conditions; that…

    • Indeed wonders shall never end! Isn’t this Kabimba the same f.ool who introduced the panga wielding culture in PF? Isn’t he the one who became so powerful that differing with him meant your end? I remember him going with a crowd of cadres when he was supposed to be questioned by either ACC or DEC. He will do better to keep quiet and just lick his wounds.

    • that he let’s Henry off the hook, sorts out the immunity thing and gives him part of the power. This was a no brainer for Lungu being a tribesman also played in the favour of the newly found freindship. RB also offered free counsel on how he lost after bridging the gap when Mwanawasa died. Edward for an all-round resourse in RB. It’s not a coincedence that RB’s MMD is back in control. GS had the chance to tailor this situation to a different course but at the time they lived with the thinking that there was no credible opposition in Hh’s triblal party. They overlooked the opposion within.

    • GS did all he could to block Edward’s ascendance to power but when the emmisaries in the name of Kambwili moved in to ‘maintain unity’ in the party GS thought Edgar who was a Jemason embibing careless mashiototo dancing f00l would go nowhere gave in. Edward inside knows that his road to Plot one has not been easy (ref Anthoy Mukwita) has had to change the complexion of PF with, you know who. The adviser and PR Guru RB.

    • Vayamba ku shokoloka manje. Paja it was Sata this, Sata that, but the man is in Chainama.
      We were telling you that the man is not himself but you were denying. You had no national but personal interests.

  2. He forgets that he also asked the same Sata to do him and close associates favours. Interesting point of view in has on personal favours.

  3. King Cobra is dead: long live King Cobra! It is sounding like sour grapes. The time to eject from cockpit was before the crash. To the extent that the decision to substitute Winter had been executed, it is prudent to see a deficit at the level of personalities. Lawyers and businessmen do not necessarily enjoy cordial relationships. As for policies, the oath was implementation and professional secrecy. Since PF is still in power, two options are logical: opposition or government. Both options deserve utmost respect because serving the motherland is the greatest honor.

  4. SG is the most powerful position in the party and if he was wise he would have advised sata but because he was also beneficiary he didn’t do so hence he is a failed politician.
    No waiting time on WK.

  5. ‘‘President Lungu should show us his actions that he was not happy with late distribution of fertilizer and that he was in charge,’’ Mr Kabimba said

    Lungu benifits from corruption. He is far more corrupt then FJT. He only pays lip service to the fight against corruption.

  6. JUST WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE KIDDING, (MR RED LIP SNAPPER) -SAKALANYONGO!!
    You were KICKED OUT because you became a Greedy Green eyed monster who was not just happy “eating” BUT wanted to control the “Gang of Thieves” known as P.F.
    You were the Architect of using your filthy Storm troopers known as P.F, Cadres to intimidate anyone who disagreed with you, or stood in the way of you Corrupt practices.
    Stay away from the media, & concentrate on taking your medicenes without fail.

  7. This Zambian Politics for you they enjoy the resources then 6 years down the line when they are out of power they say that system was corrupt FISP and CDF have always been rotten even before PF came to power and no one has ever thought of carrying a complete root and branch reform…the procurement and tendering of crude oil which this man Kabimba was in-charge of reviewing was also very corrupt and it made him very rich.
    Kabimba is part and parcel of this rot…its likened to BUFFOON CK stating that the tendering of GRZ is corrupt when his companies had all GRZ contracts or stating that CEEC is corrupt when he was in charge of handing out cheques to his cadres.

  8. Uku kusabaila, he’s lost hope so he’s hallucinating. Remember yesterday he said he wouldn’t rejoin PF when nobody had invited. Don’t be surprised if he kicks the bucket soon ..his brain has got meningitis.

    • Meningitis is not something to joke about and I find this very rude especially to those genuinely suffering from it. Grow up ndanje. For how long will I have to school you

  9. LOL. Winter disillusioned by Ba Sata? LOL.
    This is a proper load of bollocks from Winter Kabimba. Trying to alter history by spinning a wishy story of how his Rainbow Party came about will not do. If anything, this wishy story only goes to confirm that Kabimba’s illness is now in an advanced state.

  10. Even if Kabimba you are worse Lungu is useless. He is both republican president and Pf party president but he has no impact. You were influential though you were PF secretary general. I would rather vote for you worse Kabimba than useless president Lungu. Matuvi! Says paramount chief mpezeni of the Ngoni speaking people in Eastern province

  11. But ba lipota mulelembako bwino. You must thread your story from one idea to another. You must make it enjoyable to read. In Kenya South Africa Uganda the news stories are readable mwati ni mu Zambia!

  12. WHAT IS THIS MAN SAYING….?
    IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE IS KABIMBA SAYING SATA BECAME CORRUPT AFTER ONE YEAR IN OFFICE?

    [email protected]“I worked with Michael Sata and I want to tell this today: Michael’s intentions were very good but for me who worked with him closely I was seeing that, progressively, he was getting derailed from the track by some of the things that I have said here – personal favours.

    “I asked him one day, one year after we had been in power, why Willie Nsanda should be the chairman of the board of the Road Development Agency (RDA) when there was no board, there is just a chairman,” Mr Kabimba said.

    He said there was no board at the Road Development Agency but there was a board chairman. “…and one year you as a president you are finding difficult to put a board in place and…

  13. QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

    “If you have a minister and a group of officials that are going to cause starvation to the people that elected you, if you are having ministers and officials that are going to impoverish the people that elected you, surely don’t you owe those people a duty by making sure that this crop of ministers and officials is out of the way.”

  14. Sata was right to kick you out because this country was going to be in a worse mess under a President Kabimba. Why are you saying so now that you are out of the system? If what you are saying is true and you were a principled person you should have resigned from that government and the party.

  15. In a normal country Kabimba and most of PF were supposed to be in jail. These people have no morals at all. I pity Zambia because people like Sata were never even supposed to be president at all.

  16. Out of the 5 presidents of Zambia, who was/is the most corrupt? Obviously 5 presidents because KK is not in the corrupt league.

  17. Agree with Kabs on CDF comments in relation to joint gov’t and opposition actky jointly to stiff citizens! But the rest is disingenuous. Kabs was the right hand man of Sata and Chief Hit Man in electoral violence. And what a friend! Hear this loyalty…”disillusioned when late president Michael Sata started to lose grip of the State machinery and it became even more compromised when his health started failing him.” Do you run away from your mates due to ill health?

  18. Sata was a great man. It’s only that he ruled for a very short time while sick. I know him to be a man of action. Winter Kabimba and ECL can not compare to him.

  19. MCS should never have been president as his illness advanced he exposed himself he began to build his retirement home before time he began to dish out gifts to his over 22 children with different women all his concubines using state funds, wynter cashed in saw how gullible zambians are and went for the juglar

  20. No, KABIMBA became POMPOUS/ARROGANT when SATA lost grip becoz he thought he was automatically be the next president after learning that Sata only had a few months to live.

    He went round the country replacing PF-officials with his own people in preparation for a convention when SATA was still alive.

    Pride comes before a fall.

  21. Photo caption:Sata and Kabimba on air force one how? Since when did America lease out airforce one? The is only one airforce one in the whole world and it belongs to the President of America. Please stop this nonsense. Very misleading caption. You should be ashamed. Apologise now

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