Chishimba Kambwili addressing Journalists at his house
FILE: Chishimba Kambwili addressing Journalists at his house
A young and outspoken political activist has observed that UPND is being overshadowed by Chishimba Kambwili in the country’s political arena.

In a statement, Prince Ndoyi who is the former ZANASU Vice President and renown youth activist said the UPND seems to be “dropping gears and momentum each passing day.

He said the opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema seems to have lost energy and enthusiasm as can be noted from the recent press briefing held at their secretariate.

“As a young political activist I would like to make an observation on the current political tempreture in our country. Listening to the most recent press breifing by the UPND and their leader Hakainde Hichilema was greatly worrying. The UPND and HH seems to be dropping gears and momentum each passing day.

“It was saddening to see the lack of energy and enthusiasm in UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema after his press briefing. What seemed as a once brave politician in HH seems to have been reduced by what most Zambians would be left to speculate.

“From an ordinary eye, one may wonder if its the incaceration or the so called dialogue that has deflated HH and his UPND,” he said.

Mr Ndoyi observed that the recent press briefing which was jointly held with ADD president Charles Milupi and People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti was just but a repeatation of what the outspoken expelled PF member has been singing (corruption allegations).

“The entire press briefing with Charles Milupi and Mike Mulongoti was centered around what Chishimba Kambwili has been saying. Much as I see Kambwili as a balooning noise maker and I may not agree with him on a number of issues, unfortunately he has robbed UPND the much needed political capital after the incarceration of their leader HH.”

He added that Mr Hichilema was literally begging Kambwili to join him when it should have been the other way round where Kambwili should be asking the UPND if he can join them.

He said while the UPND are crying over the supposedly stolen elections in the past, Kambwili is talking about the future and issues that resonate well with the average Zambian voter.

“Hakainde Hichilema was literally begging Chishimba Kambwili to join them instead of Kambwili himself begging for Hakainde’s support. While the UPND are crying over the supposedly stolen elections in the past, Kambwili is talking about the future and issues that resonate well with the average Zambian voter.

He has since advised the UPND to consider identifying a new leader.

“The UPND must now focus on finding a new leader because at the pace HH is moving he may never become a President. UPND must consider undergoing top down political reforms or else they may retire into obscurity as an opposition political party,” he said.

[Read 247 times, 1 reads today]
Loading...

38 COMMENTS

    • Zambians who believe Kambwili can make a better ruler than HH must quickly get over politics the country is used to. Those with a ‘gift of the gab’ and talk a lot, mostly Bemba politicians, are not necessarily the best leaders …

      0

      0
    • As a young political activist that lacks foresight and wisdom.
      Kambwili is quarrelling with Edgar and has managed to drag the entire PF into it!
      He has no clout if he had any he wouldn’t be clinging to Roan!
      Remember sampa was miles away from power but thought he had it all.
      But HH has been to a presidential election and back.

      0

      0
    • It does not matter who is most publicised at any given time. This voice of discontent and disgust is not only from HH or Kambwili or Saviour. We are all not happy with what our country is being turned into.

      We have a very dull man called Jonathan running things. He has lost our trust, abused our good nature, made poverty worse, and worse still, he thinks we do not know he is corrupt.

      The fire truck scandal is only the tip….I suspect a financial forensic audit would reveal that a lot of brown envelopes have been swapped.

      People are tired of this. This is why many are voicing concern, even if it means your police will visit their houses with tear gas at night. Even your own supporters are deserting you. You will not take tax payers money to your graves. Why are you so greedy?

      0

      0
    • The truth about HH is that his support base from 5 of 7 Zambian tribes remains intact. Comparing HH to ranting kambwili is a huge insult because he is a noble man just like his 0supporters. HH used to talk abour these things, you called him bitter. He held a press conference last week to address these and many other issues, how many media covered him? The more you hate him the more his silent support base becomes more resolved to rally around him.Meanwhile kambwili will bring pf down

      0

      0
    • Ask Morgan Shuangarai in Zambabwe, what has happened to him before you start asking HH! That’s African politics, some just burst like balloons. HH does not have political stamina to reach 2021 – He is blank and cannot offer checks and balances – all he knows is the song about stolen elections – come 2021 he will still be talking about stolen 2016 election and matter still in court!

      0

      0
    • @ Kumwesu; it is not the one that shouts the loudest that is heard; but the one that speaks sense. Kambwili has a fight with his party the PF and it is good that he is revealing theirn dirty little secrets but we want a leader that thinks; calculates and wants better for his or her country like HH does. If you are convincing yourself that UPND and HH are done; then you are mistaken. UPND is stronger and getting stronger and the incarcentration of HH has made him world famous and many more Zambians are listening to him more. Opposition is not a contest; every opposition is there to oppose the ruling party for checks and balances. Let Kambwili have his personal fight he is not presidential material after all.

      0

      0
    • On more than one occasion Kambwili has stated that his aim is to bring down Chagwa Lungu.

      He said Chagwa Lungu has no right to chess him out of HIS party. Chagwa Lungu, according to Kambwili, was not there when PF was being constructed. He was only invoted in.

      So, balafilila munsenga. The beneficiary of this costly fight will be the opposition.

      Kunka Mulilo!

      0

      0
  1. Comrade Kambwili, is a Party of one. He needs to create one, to capitalise on the moment, to become relevant in Party Politics. For that reason he can’t over shadow HH, because he has no real power.

    No man is an Island.

    0

    0
  2. HH needs some adequate rest before he actively comes back on political arena. You know being in prison for so many weeks its no small undertaking, its hard especially for the man of his caliber.
    For Chishimba is not a straightforward person…why all these rantings now. personally I would have given him respect if he spoke out when he was in power but defended everything with his thick neck. You know ‘barking dogs hardly bite’…he is far away from being a hero but closer to zero.

    0

    0
  3. I think you have underestimated the intelligency of HH, Kambwili is doing the damage for UPND whilst HH is pulling all the strings locally and internationally quietly, just watch the space. PF have pressed the self destruction button.

    0

    0
  4. This boy Ndoyi also, Ati UP.NDonkeys must replace Under5 as leader. Are you crazy young boy? Which tonga bull is willing to sacrifice his money to fund the so called “party”? That is the crux of the matter, find a tonga funder for the “party” and Under5 will be history as soon as tomorrow morning.

    0

    0
  5. …problem ni kaso (stingy) yavi ma tonga bulls, not that they do not know that U5 is moribund as far as leadership is concerned. UP.NDonkey bulls……kikikikikiki

    0

    0
  6. This is exactly what i told Zambians on this fora today.upnd must replace HH if they are to win future elections.there is nothing new HH can say or do which he hasnt said or done since 2006.all HH does now is repeating what he has been saying and doing since 2006.nobody can win an election this way.HH is now like Zimbabwean Morgan Tshangalai.all his political energy and ideas are done and dusted.BY 2021 HH WILL HAVE NOTHING TO SAY OR DO!!by nature people get fed up hearing some things from a some person.THIS IS WHY KAMBWILI IS ATTRACTING ATTENTION THAN HH NOW BECAUSE CK IS NEW IN OPPOSITION!!!if upnd adopts HH for 2021,they should just expect a 6th defeat-mark my words!!

    0

    0
    • Ni “forum” naimwe!
      First ni plural which teti mubomfye in this context. Ukufwauo kuilanga!

      0

      0
    • @Pimbilimano. muli bamano yama. insoselo in English shalibako hard. understand Njimbu

      0

      0
  7. I was equally very shocked when i heard HH begging Kambwili to join upnd.this is CK who called upnd a tonga party and kept on saying that a tonga must not be allowed to rule Zambia because they are too tribal!!!amazingly HH has ignored Kambwili’s evil words against his upnd.meaning the only hope HH has now is for other politicians (especially bemba & easterner ones) to help him win.IN SHORT,HH IS ADMITING THAT HIMSELF ALONE CANT WIN!!but its too late.he could have done that when Mr Sata invited him to be in a pact with PF in 2010.IF KAMBWILI AGREES TO WORK WITH HH NOW,HE WILL END UP LIKE MILES SAMPA,GUY SCOTT,GBM,ETC.CK MUST PUSH IT ALONE BECAUSE BY 2026 CK MAY WIN!!

    0

    0
  8. HH is now very mature in politics. Insults wont help. Disclossing corruption allegations can not make someone to be a good politician. HH has a team that can take zambia forward.
    CK has no team he is just alone he may be joined by people like former corrupt councillor (john chilupula) and others. if election were to be held today Upnd can win elections.

    0

    0
  9. CK CK CK CK …..HE IS MAKING MORE SENSE …AND GIVING US THAT HOPE ….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A BETTER ZAMBIA TOMORROW WITH CK

    0

    0
  10. The supreme leader HH has outlived his usefulness as UPND leader. I agree with the author of the article. The only problem and not only with UPND is that political parties in Zambia evolve around individuals. That is why l strongly support the idea of giving the presidential hopefuls a one of chance just like in the USA.

    0

    0
  11. I meant to say “by nature,people get fed up hearing same things from the same person!”
    HH now has nothing new to do or say.thats why HH is now busy begging Kambwili to join upnd.but the amazing thing is as HH invites others,he only wants them to be under him despite the fact that he has never been even a COUNCILLOR!!!its really doesnt make sense for HH to lead seasoned politicians who have been ministers,Veeps e.g;GBM,Guy Scott,Miles Sampa,etc.AT ONE POINT,HH EVEN WANTED TO LEAD MR.MICHAEL SATA as he wanted to lead PF-upnd pact in 2010-kikikikikiki-IS THAT BEING NORMAL?if Kambwili agrees to be led by a political amature (HH),almost all Zambians could be shocked!!ALL WE EXPECT IS A 6TH DEFEAT FOR “KALUSA” IN 2021!!

    0

    0
  12. Mr P Ndoyi Give HH a break as he has suffered alone for 127 days and you were no where tyo be seen.All of US zambians were just ndwii watching in the comforts of our sharks.To HH i say never waste your time on us untrainable zambians who are only good on watching football and becoming mouth coatches and football specialists .We are hopeless pipo with no morals pretending to be christians when not ..Our failures are monumental and we are lost souls who want others to suffer on our behalf when we cant do the basics on solidairty with those in need .Shame on on us zambians by sitting idles when kaunda was inprison on a christmass day and we kept mute when HH was arrested on easter day …what else do we want HH to do die for us like jesus christ ..? ikona man..!

    0

    0
  13. TO ALL OF YOU BLIND PIPO ABOVE IN THE LIKEs OF mr Njimbu and kumwesu MAKING FAN ON HH I CHALLENGE YOU TO MARCH TOMORROW WITHOUT POLICE PERMIT AND SEE HOW THE COPS WORKS IN ZAMBIA ONLY THEN YOU CAN SPEAK WITH YOUR COWARDICE LIPS. SHAME ON YOU FOR FAILLING HH IN HIS DARKEST AND NOW U CANT EVEN SUPPORT PILATO ON HIS CRUSADE AND THEY WERE 12 PIPO AN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PROTESTING FOR THE FIRE TENDER ..SO WHY DIDNT YOU HELP PILATO ? SHAME ON YOU PIPO FOR BELITTLING HH WHO HAS SUFFERED SO MUCH .
    ZAMBIA CANT BE SAVED BY HH ALONE BUT THE COMBINED EFFORTS OF ALL OF YOU ARCHAIC CRITICS …SO IF YOU CANT OFFER SOLIDALIRTY TO EVEN PILATO AND MIS L MITI THEN U HAVE NO MORAL AUTHORITY TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH

    0

    0
  14. The Zambians have no one but themselves to blame for the status quo they find themselves in. HH or even CK can only do so much, they are not the only ones who have vested interest in this country…it’s “We” the people. The Post warned you….they came for everyone now there’s no one left. HH & Ck have 3 square meals a day…look around you and see if that’s the case for most of our people.. THAT should be the motivation for even you Prince to demand accountability and transparency and not settle for mediocrity. But then again I’m just another Zambian armchair critic….

    0

    0
  15. UPND has never been this strong, so many of my friends and relatives are regretting about the choices they made. Those in UPND are now more united and focused on one thing, their stolen power and how not to let it happen again. When your stupid neighbours invite you to their washing dirty linen in public, would you go? We knew it that when all the money is gone and nowhere to borrow, this would happen Bingo here we go. At least ours is a clean game. No Jean the baptist, judas fimofimo, my brothers and sisters in UPND, when you see these things you know your time is near. Forward we March, if you look behind, you will be a lump of salt.

    0

    0
  16. Very wrong observation Ndoyi!
    Kambili is simply splitting PF’s votes and not UPND. Personally, UPND has never convinced me but CK’s rantings doesnt affect them. Note that even if UPND does not campaign and elections were held today, they would still get their votes in their strong holds and we all know how those regions vote. Its PF to be worried about CK and UPND to enjoy the confusion which gives them an advantage.

    0

    0
  17. The “water has been stirred” and the opposition should take advantage of these revelations by Chishimba to demand for transparency in the deals that Lungu has been crafting to enrich himself and his cabal of thieves at the expense of the poor citizenry. Opposition parliamentarians should take up these issues and push for impeachment of this president of a party that has lost the mandate to rule through corrupt activities of its leadership. What is annoying and insulting is how PF treat the people with such disrespect and disdain by the cheap and ridiculous explanations from Amos Chanda and Jean the Baptist! It is shameful.

    0

    0
  18. Just to add, the author is an attention seeker. Kambwili has to do his ranting now because he is sidelined from PF. Where was he when these things were happening. It is the case of having no honor among thieves. Kambwili’s ranting should not be taken as sincere, he is equally a thief.

    0

    0

Comments are closed.