By Cosmas Musumali and Fred M’membe

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has initiated a process to recall the Cuban Ambassador to Zambia. This is essentially an expulsion of this Cuban patriot out of Zambia. The Ambassador, comrade Nelson Pages, is accused of having breached diplomatic etiquette and therefore crossed a “red line” by shortly attending the launch of the Socialist Party on the 31st march, 2018 in Lusaka and giving a congratulatory message. He was openly and arrogantly ridiculed by the Presidential Spokesperson, Mr. Amos Chanda that the diplomat should have “known better” that opposition political parties are a “no go area” especially coming from Cuba!

The expulsion of comrade Nelson is however not an isolated act by an insecure and desperate President. Two days earlier, nine (9) international guests to the Launch of the socialist party were denied entry into Zambia. They were intercepted, interrogated, humiliated and impolitely sent away on subsequent flights out of the country. International protocol and traveling rights were blatantly breached.

This seemingly irrational behaviour of the President and his government over the launch of the Socialist Party is based on real fear. This is the fear of informed and political conscious Zambian masses, of a genuine revolutionary political formation with a credible leadership and that of international solidarity sympathetic to the plight of the people of Zambia. The Socialist Party and its leadership are bringing out all these elements. The Party is the symbol of hope and a new beginning for the suffering and disillusioned Zambia people. There is therefore a good reason for the panic exhibited by the President and his government. However, this panic mode is exposing serious faults and extreme levels of incompetency in the ability of the President to continue running this country.

The Socialist Party, on behalf of all progressive Zambian people, wishes to extend its apologies to comrade Nelson Pages and to the Cuban people. The decision by the president is not a true reflection of the aspirations of the Zambian masses. We are saddened and ashamed of this uniformed and opportunistic decision. Comrade Nelson is and will remain a true friend to the Socialist Party and Zambian people. Our victory in 2021 is assured and we look forward to receiving him back in the country.

Similarly, we would like to convey our apologies to the nine comrades that were humiliated at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA). Their commitment to the spirit of Pan-Africanism and the working class struggle was manifested by their humility in the face of all the injustice they had to endure on Zambian soil.

Our comrade Benewende Sankara, President of the Sankarist Party of Burkina Faso, who was amongst those having been deported at KKIA, is back in his country and sent us the following text message: “I mark my unwavering support for the comrades of Zambia and all people in the struggle. My moral remains high and I know victory will eventually triumph over undemocratic and anti-social forces.”

As of 10:30 hours today, the socialist party has received 79 international congratulatory messages from political parties, trade unions and popular movements of 32 countries. The messages highlight the significance of the Launch of the Socialist Party in Zambia but also condemn the behaviour of President Lungu and his government.

The responses coming from all districts of Zambia are equally confirming our resolve to fight for Justice, Equity and Peace (JEP) and for Socialism in our homeland. The process is gathering fast momentum. The fast pace is to some extent supported by the incompetency of the current government and failures of the capitalist system in our country. It is now very certain that Fred Member will be the President of a socialist Zambia in 2021.

Long live the Cuban revolution;
Long live the spirit of Pan-Africanism;

Long live the Zambian working masses;
Their victory is certain;
And the days of capitalist exploitation and mass poverty will soon end.

Cosmas Musumali is the General Secretary of the Socialist party , while Fred M’membe is the Deputy Secretary and a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist party

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Deputy Secretary and Presidential Candidate. Mmembe has same position in party as Mumbi Phiri. This is how democratic parties give positions.
    So Edgar should take over Party position from Mumbi Phiri.

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    • The spirit of Nsingu and Cecil Rhodes wrote this statement. Mmembe walipena, kikiki. Chainama stay woke, patients are roaming the streets!

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    • Govts. like our PF and that do not deliver on basics such as water, sanitation and health always go for low hanging fruits such as expulsions of individuals to show their might …

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    • Mmembe looks unstoppable . Though I don’t believe in socialism, especially the Cuba and North Korea type, I feel the hit. I pray he models his socialism from China and Kaunda’s humanism.

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    • MMEMBE FAILED TO PAY HIS WORKERS AT THE DEFUNCT POST AND NOW WANTS TO RUN THE COUNTRY IN 2021 ALONG THE CUBAN MODEL WHERE THERE ARE NO BASIC FREEDOMS EXCEPT FOR THE CASTRO FAMILY.
      ZAMBIANS ARE NOT STUPID.
      AT THE POST HE AMMASSED A VAST FORTUNE BUYING TRUCKS AND DRIVING HUMMERS WHILE HIS WORKERS STARVED AND TODAY HE CLAIMS HE IS FOR THE WORKERS. B.U.L.S.H.I.T!!!
      MMEMBE GO AND JUMP IN LAKE KARIBA

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    • @ 4.1 NO CHAMPAGNE ….

      Stop your cheap lies….the post only failed to pay its workers after being relentlessly squeezed by lungu as revenge for exposing his corruption…….

      does lungu pay the times and daily mail workers in time ??

      Amos chanda if these are the media bloggers you can come up with , you are waisting GRZ money….

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    • Long live the Cuban revolution? Does Fred know what he’s talking about? Opposition doesn’t exist in Cuba because of oppression, is that what M’membe want’s to continue in Cuba?

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    • I KNEW IT. A COPY OF THE POST AND THE MAST (LUCIFER’S FILES ) EDITORIAL SCRIBES MANIFESTED IN THIS MAMBLE JAMBLE. THE INCARNATION OF THE BRUTAL ANTI-GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN SPEARHEADED ONE HUGELY FAILED JOURNALIST M’MEMBE.
      “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
      Government needs to rise to the occasion. Like they presided over one unfortunate ambassador. The ball game with this Lucifer’s agent has heightened the political bar. For now it’s not business as usual. We expected an equally remorseful socialist party not a rude one from day one. These destructionists with there call on a “revolution” needs to be checked and quickly balanced. If you thought double h was bitter and rude and did not appreciate the rule of law…

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    • … this one 10 ford bitterer and ruder and non respector of the rule of law. He has come for scores to settle. Kindly handle him everywhich way but within the law. He is a game changer for real.

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  2. Govts. like our PF and that do not deliver on basics such as water, sanitation and health always go for low hanging fruits such as expulsions of individuals to show their might …

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  3. Sir, the role of ambassadors world over is clear. They can be invited as observers AND NOT to make political statements at political gatherings.

    If US ambassador to Cuba or Cubans ambassador to Russia cannot address political gatherings in Cuba or Russia, why should Zambia be an exception?

    MEANWHILE, ECL IS QUITE SAFE IN LUAPULA, AND I SUPPOSE CB, NORTHERN, LUAPULA, MCHINGA AND EASTERN.

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  4. How do you suddenly become a threat to PF which is so well oiled even before you can open a single branch outside Lusaka? Your competitor is UPND.

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  5. I hate the comrades thing as it sounds historic. Anyway, my appeal to M’membe is that, please hit the nail on the head and criticize evils by PF and not this socialist elite argument which no one can understand. Simplify your socialist message from ideology to something people can directly relate to in terms of bread and butter. I still see your speeches as too high level meant for social media users and international sympathisers. Get down to earth as that’s how the game goes if you’re serious about 2021.

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    • Hehehehe ……kwena …..

      A sexual stalker calling others mentally ill………only in PF…

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  6. comrades, revolution, socialism, pan africanism… Yah this is old politics of 35 years ago which am having difficulties swallowing. Anyway, goodluck, winter kabimba is still selling it. Check his progress. the coming together of mmemmbe and musumali who was rainbow party’s number 2 and unceremoniously expelled, proves that, things between Fred and winter have gone sour.

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    • Pwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahakikkikikikikikikukukukukukukyyyyyyyyy!
      Ati he spirit of Nsingu and Cecil Rhodes. More like the spirit of shaka!
      Very extremely boring speaker. He lacks charisma. He is just a destructionist with scores to settle. Rule of law should humble him.

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  7. Viva Comrade M’membe; Aluta continua; Viva UPND; Viva Comrade Kambwili; Viva comrade Nervas Mumba; abash PF; Comrade Mmembe; we want you to attack Lungu anf PF’s corruption and not attacking Cecil Rhodes or bringing in Nsingu or Mpezeni;

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  8. Kindly reopen Parliament bring the bill to broke some of this nonse.someone just wakeup namanongo at I party president no elections so please no election no registration.
    Elections should be done by electro commission and justice and a certificate given which then should be used to go and register.
    A party should also have at least 500 members in each district of Zambia..elections should be done once in every 5 years.

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  9. Wait a minute Mr. Musumali and Mmembe. Are you telling Zambians that being die-hard CAPITALISTS at night will qualify you as SOCIALISTS during day light as you portray yourself. What motives inspired you – and particularly Mmembe to conspire with Mutembo Nchito, Mark Chona etc to involve your Click into State Capture of Mwanawasa’s and Sata’s Governments. Did you apply any socialists principles when you used President Mwanawasa and President Sata to harass innocent former President FTJ Chiluba and President Rupiya Banda? Your Socialist party must be reminded that the people of Luapula and Eastern Provinces will never forget your capitalist’s support that thrived on punishing our beloved sons of this country. I guess even HH is deeply suspicious of your Socialist Party – if him too has…

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  10. I guess that even HH is deeply suspicious of your Socialist Party – if him too is endowed with some credible political judgement. Your Socialist Party will initially divide the Mazoka Family and drive the Tongas to preserve their votes for HH and Hamududu. The rest of Zambians know best which side of their piece of bread is buttered.

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  11. Mwansa is that all you dream of Tongas night and day. Respect HH, he is a father and husband to someone just like you. You Congolese pretending to be Zambian and coming here to insult another tribe when you cannot even create a mosquito. Leave the tongas alone , go insult Kabila there where you come from

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  12. Fred is just a bitter man. After the failed airways saga and the failed Post he now wants to continue insulting the President with impunity in the name of Opposition political party. We have just too many of these so called opposition chakuti and are not seeing any benefit of having them around. What this formation of yet another party means is that the earlier party are toothless and useless otherwise he would have joined one of them. And secondly, It is just the thirst of going to plot one that all these parties are being formed. In any case, I can only wish you luck in your journey to recover the lost fortunes because we all know once the president of Zambia NO ONE CAN STOP YOU. Who shall grant you that vote?

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  13. No political party is permitted to nominate candidates or campaign on the island, including the Communist Party. The Communist Party of Cuba has held six party congress meetings since 1975. … Cuba is considered an authoritarian regime according to the 2016 Democracy Index and 2017 Freedom in the World survey.

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