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UPND Suspends Town Council Chairman Thomas Zulu for being at President Lungu Cleaning Event

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President Edgar Lungu joins in the cleaning exercise in Kafue
President Edgar Lungu joins in the cleaning exercise in Kafue

The Opposition United Party for National Development in Kafue has suspended its Town Council Chairman Thomas Zulu for conduct likely to bring the name of the Party in Contempt, ridiculed and disrepute.

UPND Kafue Constituency Chairman Albert Hadunka confirmed the suspension of Mr. Zulu but declined to give further details as the suspension was done by the UPND district committee.

Impeccable sources within UPND in Kafue revealed that the party was very upset with Mr. Zulu for attending President Lungu’s Cleaning exercise a fortnight ago where Mr. Zulu allegedly declared openly to support and work with President Lungu.

The matter in which the Council Chairman, Thomas Zulu, was found wanting was heard on Monday 29th October 2018 by a joint District / Constituency Executive Committee.

The committee also appealed to the UPND national leadership to guide in meting further punishment which may include expulsion from the party

And in a letter dated 27th October 2018 addressed to Mr. Zulu and signed by Clifford Mwaba the UPND district chairman, Mr. Zulu has been suspended from performing party functions for a period of three months.

“In order to maintain discipline in the party and more to protect the good name of the party, the district committee has ruled that: you be suspended from your party for a period of three months with immediate effect. During this period of the suspension, you should not carry a function behalf of the party” read party of the letter.

When contacted for a comment, both UPND District chairman Mwaba and his Secretary Meddy Muleya declined to comment and referred all queries to Mr. Zulu whose phone went unanswered.

42 COMMENTS

  1. We need a new opposition party in Zambia, this one behaves like they are not part of Zambia. That’s why their Councilors across the country are defecting.

    • And Spaka complained that Lungu is only giving jobs to PF cadres but how can he appoint them when HH will suspend them even for attending to their civic duties?

    • The first call President Trump made on Tuesday night was to would be Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi – the incoming Democrat Leader of the US House of Representatives.

      Contents of the call are believed to be that not only did the President offer congratulations for her party winning the House, he told her he was looking forward to working together.

      We are told he assured her they can find common ground to work together. Incoming Speaker Pelosi is said to have already offered areas such as the Infrastructure Act as such common ground.

      Here you have Zulu pledging to work with the President to keep Kafue clean and he’s suspended??? The contrast is night and day.

      Heaven help us all …

    • The party of INCOMPOS! TRIBALISM will NEVER win HAKAINDE HICHILEMA and MUTINTA HICHILEMA anything. TRIBALISM is a cousin to RACISM. UPND has them BOTH.

    • HH has a very low IQ to be a leader. No wonder he is called an UNDER FIVE and CHILDISH. He can’t distinguish sense from nonsense just like Larry Mweetwa and BoSPakata and NOSE DEMON and NEDCOZ Inferiority Complex and WHISTLE blower.

    • Mr. ZULU is NOT TONGA! UPND INCOMPOS always think TRIBE first then ISSUE second. That is why it is called a Party of INCOMPOS

    • UPND and HH are not really a very effective opposition party in Zambia. They manifest dictatorial tendencies, and seem to pray that the country fails so they can heap blame on the ruling party. An opposition party’s role is to oppose what they believe is detrimental to the well being of the country, but also to support what seems to be progressive and good for the country, regardless of who is spearheading it—even if it’s the party in power. But playing, “hope they fail,” politics is, in the words of Sharon who I don’t agree with on many occasions, childish and unpatriotic. So if UPND wants to prove that they love Zambia and want to see the country develop, they should support good things like this cleaning of Lusaka city, in spite of Lungu being there too. I’m not a big fan…

    • … of Lungu and PF, but where they’re doing something right, I have to commend them. And when they start stealing I have to call them out.

  2. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO DISCIPLINE HIM………..SHOW THE DIFFERENCE FROM PF………PF IS EVIL BUT SHOW LOVE EVEN TO EVIL PF.

  3. Unfortunately, there is presidence over this matter when Ms Wawa was suspended eventually fired l. But the difference between the two in that Ms Wawa was a concellor and voted by other councellors to be come major. This one was voted by the popular vote. Therefore, his allegiance is more to the people than the part. He is like the president one who is now a nation asset. Chairman is an assest of the district and not part. So when the state in the name of the president goes to any district both must be on the same side because they swore the save the people.

  4. Whether you like it not, Upnd is just a grouping of vengeful people. They are full of hate so much that they can even disown their own children for being in the same class with PF children. Even the name says it all. The party is United Party for National Development but it appears these words are meaningless especially to that corpse called Katuka

  5. PF IS WORSE THAN UPND… BECAUSE THEY STEAL OUR TAXPAYERS MONEY……. I HATE A THIEF BECAUSE WHEN HE DOES NOT PAY TAXES AND STEAL HE IS WORSE THAN A D.EVIL……..HE WHO STEAL IS AN AGENT OF THE D.EVIL AND NEED TO BE BOOTED OUT OF PUBLIC OFFICE……… THE BIBLE CONDEMNED THIEVES AND ROBBERS….. A LEADER WHO STEAL IS NOT WORTH RESPECTING………………

    • You have a problem. ..your party is wrong and instead of accepting that a mistake has been committed you still bring in the PF. PF is composed of human beings who can make mistakes and it’s members must condemn it. When we say that some of the bad things affecting us are as result of Upnd inclined civil servants you don’t agree. With this kind of behavior how can one deny that certain civil servants actually report to HH on government operations. Suppose HH had won the last election but with almost 90% of mayors and chairmen from PF running councils how was he going to operate if PF banned these officials from cooperating with HH as president? Logic not hatred should prevail.

  6. Very retrogressive move if at all it is true. On the other hand, I find most Zambian journalists lazy, they don’t investigate matters conclusively. I have a read a story where someone will write, “it is alleged that, or the other person could not be reached by press time”, if you have no facts, why report?

  7. Yesterday I was at ministry of land.I met a upnd zealot . He said that upnd vows not to work with PF . I went on to ask him a reason why..? He said that PF are thieves and if upnd win general elections, several PF officials will be arrested and jailed for life. He said that HH told his members that any body supporting PF is considered as real enemy worthy to be buried alive. I said to him that politics should not put this hatred for Zambia. In he said that PF members will only survive if upnd lose. When I played with his mind on lies and anarchy caused by HH , said that worse is yet to come. He said that they have an agenda for total civil unrest that is yet to come across the country.I asked him further, he said that in every province upnd has organizers of this civil unrest . He said…

    • Be a patriot and report him or her to the police. Otherwise you are playing foolish politics like a lot of people in Zambia who are nothing but hypocrites not willing to be rational and non partisan. All I see in most of the writings of shameless zombies supporting people and parties they belong to like buffoons.

    • Don’t worry the jails will not be enough for them. What you say is not new because each time I pass through a certain club on my way from Lufwanyama, I find that kind of talk.

  8. Did he partake in the jemasoni party after the cleaning exercise? If he didn’t then why suspend him? It’s difficult to see the UPND kind of reasoning

  9. This party has dictator tendences. Whats wrong with working with Lungu? No wonder you are all full of hate speech kansi its party directive not to support. You are capable of such without power imagine you had power. God saves Zambia from this monster of a party associated with hate, tribalism, old cloths, dictatorship and bitterness

  10. The fact is this tribe want to subject any person to the unkown agenda of hate they have for pf ,hh lost it wen he refused to work with sata let his bitterness take him to hell tatwaba nomuntu uwabipa pamenso ngefwa

    • Not just PF. During our youth days juvenile delinquencies were jailed at a place called Katombora in Southern Province and since those people believed that the Copperbelt was composed of bemba speaking people only they even discriminated even against their tribesmen(boys). One notorious young robber was called Hatimbula but he still grouped with the Bemba.

  11. Zulu complete the procedure don’t worry.

    Elyo nangu we tell you tamufwaya kumfwa. Wasumina lelo tell others never be fooled….

  12. Up and down are very shallow minded there thing corela can only effect pf members ? Mr Zulu leave those togas and join a part of the poeple

  13. Upnd must go the. …suspend all Upnd members who work for government whenever they receive the Republican president. Hold a press brief and announce : Today we suspend Mr Hakayoba who’s director in ministry of Village Affairs for shaking hands with Mr Edgar Lungu contrary to the Upnd statutes. …..and so on.

  14. Thomas Zulu. …it’s the name that’s put him trouble. If he was Hachitoto it’s going to be different. Very sad state we’ve reached.

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