Opposition Leaders
Opposition Leaders

By Sunday Chilufya Chanda

Introduction

The strength of any building lies in its foundation because the main purpose of the foundation is to hold the structure above it and keep it upright.

The strength of any building is therefore as good as its foundation.

Similarly, alliances built on the firm foundation of virtue thrive; but alliances planted on the negativive soil of false pretences wither.

By the same token, an alliance formed by practitioners of bad governance cannot promote good governance just as a glorified coven of tin pot dictators cannot promote democracy.

What good can come out of a union of personality cults wound around the little finger of a master manipulator that has arm-twisted his party’s constitution to enable him mislead his part indefinitely?

One Sided Cannibalistic Alliances:

Zambians have watched this clumsy circus act before.

In 2006 three opposition parties comprising the FDD, UNIP and UPND came together to form the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) with a view to floating one Presidential candidate in that year’s elections.

Despite being a newcomer and the least experienced politician amongst the heads of the 3 political parties, Hichilema manipulated his way to stand on the UDA ticket in the same manner he manipulated his way to succeed the late Anderson Mazoka as leader of UPND.

UDA with Hichilema misleading the alliance miserably lost the elections of 2006.

The FDD, UNIP and UPND had also at the time entered into a pact and agreed not field parliamentary candidates in constituencies where each particular party was considered to have a stronghold.

It is well documented how FDD was particularly duped by the craftiness and greed of Hichilema as the UPND went on to cannibalise FDD seats and Edith Nawakwi’s FDD has to date never recovered from the grievous wound inflicted on them as a result of entering into a cannibalistic alliance with Hakainde who nestled himself at the top of the food chain.

Here is a man who believes he was born to boss everyone and serve none; he always wants to be supported rather than support others. What else can be expected from a megalomaniac with an ego bigger than the sum weight of Chipimo, Mulongoti, Milupi, Tembo et al; even when you throw in the humungous excesive tonnage of Kambwili’s inflated ego in the fray?

LEECHING ALLIANCES – THE OUL:

Déjà vu! Hakainde has of late been making manoeuvres to carve a serfdom of opposition parties with himself as feudal lord and the likes of Tembo, Banda, Milupi, Mulongoti and other nondescript wannabes tagging along at his coat tail as serfs.

Their alliance will be called – Opposition United League. (OUL)

Hichilema has wrapped his serfs around his little finger under an acronym which would more appropriately stand for “Outlandish Union of Leeches” rather than what they are calling themselves.

Hakainde’s alliances are never symbiotic; they are always parasitic.

The OUL is intended to work out as follows:

In exchange for making him their idol, Hichilema has coaxed Chipimo, Banda, Tembo, and his other desperate hanger-on’s and he has promised them Ministerial positions as a reward for their sycophantic homage. (However Tembo, Chipimo and company’s open adoration of Hichilema is laboured because they have not changed their long held opinion of Hakainde as a fiend rather than a friend).

Hakainde plans to install Geoffrey Mwamba as Vice President (though grudgingly because many in the so called OUL feel the latter’s financial stock has plummeted drastically).

In addition, the “Outlandish Union of Leeches” is bent on changing the constitution to accommodate Kambwili as Prime Minister. However Kambwili’s commitment is at best tentative because he has a deep seated loathing of Hakainde and the “Kapoli ni Kapoli” still harbours delusional fantasies of being accepted back in to the ruling party.

According to their outrageous plans, there would be a Deputy Prime Minister which would also go to the “Insultant’s” NDC.

Hakainde and his “Outlandish Union of Leeches” intend to install Sylvia Masebo as Secretary General of their farcical alliance.

They intend to unveil these plans between this December and early 2019.

Although they have made overtures with Harry Kalaba, he is stubbornly against joining them because the only thing Hichilema and himself have in common is a generous mutual contempt.

Conclusion

Charity begins at home. What good can come out of the “OUL” that is made up of people that are up to no good; individuals with despotic tendencies within their parties? What good can come out of tyrannical personality cults that do not practice intra-party democracy?

Zambians have watched and yawned through this dull flick so many times; it is the same old movie with the same old actor playing the villain since 2006.

As the pitiful parties of the ‘Outlandish Union of Leeches’ band together for a pity party “Fiend raiser” this Sunday, 30th December, a charade will be on display; smiling faces with unsmiling hearts will be the order of the evening. The feudal lord patting the backs of his serfs, yet he will not be patting them in a display of affection, but he will be marking a spot to do what he does best to alliance partners- stabbing them in the back!

The serfs will also be smiling; but their teeth will be a mere dental display befitting a fake toothpaste advert; their hearts are not with him.

The Foundations are weak because the relationship is founded on the negative; they are building on quick sand.

Weak foundations- fiends in need; are fiends indeed!

The Author is Patriotic Front Media Director At the Patriotic Front Secretariat Lusaka

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62 COMMENTS

    • If this isn’t bitterness then I don’t know what else to call it. I don’t waste my time reading Sundays articles ..I just see the headline and pretty much catch the drift. Sunday should also remember his short history in politics and at times stop being this myopic neanderthal

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    • I like how Sunday writes. He has a talent. Believe you me if ECL said CK can come back to PF, he will be undressing HH the very next day. They say too many alliances make a King look weak. UPND’s King is a weakling.

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    • I have bluntly said it without a degree of bias that you are misapplying yourself and seems too consumed with the game of chasing vanity in the imaginary opposition alliance. There is no need to empty the magazine by firing relentlessly on a carcass of a lifeless animal. Any panic, is baseless. What alliance is he talking about when HH has simply mobilized lone wolves to endorse his 2021 ticket? Focus on convincing the unconverted majority who are increasing turning into apathetic voters to politics of character assassination and hatred. Unfortunately you don’t understand what they are thinking and capable of doing in the next tripartite election. Help put a smart and loaded sales pitch which Zambians can buy in if its about adding value to Chagwa. Remember what arrogance did to MMD…

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    • When propaganda turns pernicious and over maligning opponents, it creates opposite results on independent minds. Therefore, any opportunity to serve in the party structures or Government ought to be bringing value to the nation. The path Chilufya has taken, risks growing himself into a liability to Chagwa a thing that may force his boss to shove him off for maturity. I stand to be vindicated on this free advice. Leaders are more interested in retaining services of problem solvers and not makers. Propaganda is meant to win hearts and minds of those on the terraces other than the base. Too much of toxic rhetoric can be a liability because Zambians are smart to identify where infantile behavior and hatred shows up.

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    • Sunday seems to have problems, if this alliance is weak you should be happy, because you will have a longer period of bread and butter

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    • Ba Sunday … this one is a zero!!!! You are giving them too much attention and that preoccupation of yours may help elevate their status and stock price.

      We Investment Bankers understand one thing about the fortunes of press releases and publications. We buy low and sell high. This means when the stock is low there usually is a huge buzz and we know it’s time to buy.

      Most times no news is good news!!! This works well too … don’t give your competitors free press time because it costs a lot of money to advertise.

      By you writing about this dead horse all the time, you are simply giving them media coverage on your time and dime which could be best used somewhere else.

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    • So what’s your problem we ichipuba Sunday? They have a democratic right, leave them alone. That’s what happened to the impeachment motion in the end ka Lungu realized that he was in trouble.

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    • Merry Christmas to all the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise wherever you endeavors find you tomorrow. Wishing all the best and all your dreams come true in 2019

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    • DOUBLE H IS THEIR ALPHA MALE. HE WANTS IT ALL. UNBROKEN. THE WHOLE. CHONSE. HE WANTED CHONSE EVEN WHEN HE MINGLED WITH THE BEST IN MCS BUT HE WAS WELL READ.
      Damn it, where is socialist party lead figure?

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  1. PF is unsettled by the possibility and reality of opposition parties working together. PF will be in for a shock in the 2021 elections

    Instead of attacking the opposition, PF should be focusing on looking for a visionary candidate for 2012. The constitution of Zambia only allows for a president to be in power for maximum of 10 years, EL will not stand for re-election.. period!

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    • Jembe we should then have the election in 2025 so that the current President fulfills his 10 years in office.

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    • @Jembe, yes PF maybe unsettled but your 10-year logic is flawed.

      First of all, if you haven’t heard, the ConCourt already ruled that Lungu is eligible to run in 2021. Unless, of course you know something most of us are in dark about.

      Secondly, by 2021 Lungu will have only served as President for a total of six (6) and half (1/2) years. Which is far less than the 10 years you are talking about.

      Even the people who argued the case in court were not saying that he can’t serve for more than ten years….because they knew, by 2021 Lungu will be President for a combined total of only about six and half years. Far less than lessn 10 years. Their argument was that he can not server for more than two terms. They were counting his first 18 months (to finish off Sata’s term) as…

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    • Continue…

      Lungu’s first term. An argument which fell flat at the ConCourt because it is not supported by the Constitution.

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    • @Mr Kudos….allowing Lungu to stand in in 2021 and letting him rule for another 5 yrs will be against the constitution, it will mean that he will save 12 years. The Zambian constitution only allows a person to be president for the maximum of 10 years.

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    • For me its not Sunday who is worried about the Alliance, in-fact its the other way round . The alliance is worried about PF winning in 2021 again. You go and start doing alliances just for one person? This so called alliance is really scared of ECL. Like Sunday has alluded to, all the people in the alliance are just for their political mileage. They are all power hungry baboons and nothing else, Sata at one time formed an alliance with HH and what followed we all know. HH can never agree to be ruled or lead by anyone but himself, he is such a selfish mangwamu ! Let them waste their time in doing what ever they are doing whilst PF is busy building it party, actually consolidating its roots Ba Chishimba has really lost direction……Nayaa inee

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  2. The UPND has now become a chimbwi no plan. They are doing chipante pante all over the show. We don’t even need to focus on them since they’ve already lost 2021 out of fear to face President Lungu at the ballot.

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    • Agree with you Kudos,upnd is the real chipante pante,chimbwi no plan,ukwa lola umwela.upnd is confused not knowing which political button to press,no wonder there in no manifesto for 20yrs! Shame.

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    • IN A CHRISTIAN NATION AT XMAS, THIS IS THE BEST THE PF MEDIA TEAM CAN SETTLE FOR. NEXT WE WILL BE CALLED FOR PRAYERS TO FOOL US, SHAME

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  3. Nicely documented by SUNDAY CHANDA , so they plan to stalk CK as PRIME-MINISTER the rest to be given ministerial posts. And they are yet to make pronouncements for HH’s moves. Also the article depicts that CK is still having HOPES that he maybe welcomed in PF, gush..!!!! I guess PF media director has UPND’s political science on his fingertips.Addition , UPND intend to change the constitution when in power. SHORT LIVE PLANS.

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  4. What is there to fear about this alliance? With the exception of UPND, how many of these opposition parties even have elected councilors, let alone members of parliament? The strength of a party is best measured by grassroots support it has – through the number of elected members. I just do not see any of this in the opposition alliance.

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    • “What is there to fear about this alliance? ”

      That is what we are wondering , Why the lieing chandas seem in over drive of fear and hate ???

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    • How many such positions did UNIP have when it ousted the colonial regime?
      How many such positions did MMD have when it kicked out UNIP?

      Ur thinking?
      Illogical!

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  5. Chanda, find a job instead of waiting for crumbs from Lungu’s tables. Are you a specialist in slandering people? How useful are you in the society? I pity you. You are a wasted human being.

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    • It’s a curse that has permeated the DNA of the whole Chanda family. One of the brothers is Useless and fake Doctor; The other one is in the self destruction one and a certified LIAR; the third one is a well respected Donor Aid Thief!! Proof that they all came from the cursed pu.ssey!!

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  6. Sunday Chanda please moderate your language, you don’t have to be vulgar to drive your political point even when you use metaphors. We don’t want you to run away on your own when any one of those guys wins the Presidency. Such language is a recipe for political violence

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  7. Ba UPND, Sunday is exposing your next moves…the rebirth of UDA …just deny or confirm.

    I love what Sunday Chanda is doing

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  8. I think the article doesn’t speak to fear but shows that we have an Opposition that never learns from the past. I agree that this alliance is about all small parties being in HH’s pocket so they can make him King.

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  9. flag Corruption scandals: Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    At ‘The Author is Patriotic Front Media Director At the Patriotic Front Secretariat Lusaka’!

    How childish! Apparently this is the creme de creme brulee that the party in government has to offer. No wonder we are matching backwards in very long strides to the stoneage period. We will forever remain at the bottom of human development with this calibre of people at the helm of leadership. He thinks he is being clever and yet his writing is worse than that of a 5th grader.

    In case Chanda doesn’t know who the real tinpot dictator is… it is his god boss Lungu who came to power by violence and manipulation within PF; stole the national elections in broad daylight using instruments of state power and has just violated the constitution by forcing himself to a 3rd term. He’ll…

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    • flag Corruption scandals: Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

      …He’ll be calling for fake elections within the PF.

      Nigro please… f00l your PF numskulls and not people who have slightly higher IQ than your ‘chikopo’ one! We can ‘see’ through you.

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  10. “…an alliance formed by practitioners of bad governance cannot promote good governance just as a glorified coven of tin pot dictators cannot promote democracy.” This says it all. Brilliant article Mr. Chanda.

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    • flag Corruption scandals: Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

      Well a very good description of Lungu me thinks!

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    • Me thinks you have personal hatred for Lungu so much so you don’t want to see the truth. hh has never gone to a convention and has abrogated the party constitution by exceeding 2 terms, since Elias formed NAREP who else do you know from that party?? Mulongoti and Milupi run briefcase parties where they are everything from ward chairman through SG to president-is that good governance or democracy?? Lungu went through a convention, gets insulted daily and no one gets arrested compared to Magufuli where people are even getting killed for criticising him??

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  11. You must you must be stupid not to read the tactic of alliance, they are not united to have one Presidential candidate, but they are united to squash the dictatorial behavior of PF. PF plan to arrest some opposition leaders to prevent them from running in 2021, has been dealt a massive blow, now that the opposition will be issuing joint statements and protecting one another, PF will have to arrest all the opposition leader to compolish the evil maneuver, and this will be an uproar, hence the hatch man’s panic.

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  12. flag Corruption scandals: Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    By the way… DHL Zambia is advising me that they ZRA Customs charges tax fees (VAT / Excise Duty /etc) on a parcel with a minimum of $50 and above (50 dollars), and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a gift or not. Is this actually true?

    How rotten can this country become, seriously? It’s no wonder we remain at the bottom of human civilization! Unbelievable!

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    • flag Corruption scandals: Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

      Apparently it depends… my parcel has been processed without charge. So it ain’t everything you hear through a 3rd party that is true.

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  13. Since when was political shrewdness referred to as manipulation. Bias will grant you a cardiac arrest.

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  14. There is nothing wrong for opposition parties to come together and mobilize themselves with a common objective. The country is in dire need of proper leadership to fish it out of poverty and corruption it has found itself in. Poor people have been neglected and cannot see they are out of the agenda on which this government was formed.(pro-poor) It is a fuss to think that PF will make things better for the paupers. It is only a clique, like Sunday Chanda,who are benefiting from the corruption in government. A reasonable, person with five senses, cannot support a government that has no regard for common people. Workers cannot enjoy with their families during this chrismas because of useless austerity measures they have been subjected to. Chanda and his cohorts are the only beneficiaries.

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  15. oh Chanda….you have done it again!

    What a great piece of writing…..

    HH has gone back to his vomit with no shame…

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  16. PF had an alliance with MMD and I believe it is still there. Edgar insisted and continuing insisting that you cannot win the 50%+ without an alliance. That is why PF is full of MMD MPS because of the alliances making other PF members leave the party. The only difference is in this alliance with the PF alliance is that there is only one you can call a party the rest are just individuals without grassroots.
    So ba Sondo whatever you did to win the previous elections is what your friend are doing. So why attack them. Find other better things.

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  17. It makes sense for PF to be overworked over this alliance. They lost elections in 2016 even with their base not so disturbed. How about now when the base is unhappy and the man who beat them last time has just bought vote theft anti-ware in regions that are vulnerable. This protects the enemy’s vote without much spending. PF is surely gone

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  18. Lol @ Chanda Chimbwi 4 the suprrtroll! Always entertaining to read such unzambian bitterness. You could get a job in a Russian troll factory when your boss is gone

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  19. The alliance is about stopping PF from arresting some targated opposition leaders in order to prevent them from contesting in 2021 elections. They will be issuing joint statements and opposing PF and it’s corrupt cartels leader to their faces, to arrest hh you will have arrest all opposition leader and to do that is to invite local and international backlash. That is why Amos is screening his bottom off, the opposition have just dealt PF’s mischievous plan a deadly blow.

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  20. You want me to accept Chimbwili and Gbv as leader? Come on man, this are thugs who should not be allowed to be in front of leadership. Even the stupid jaw jaw has said so.

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  21. In African parlance they say “don’t laugh at the cripple before you die”. The very people you are calling leeches will lead you one day. Akosulile ekopa noko and examples abound. The founder of PF is a good example!!

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  22. HH as President with 2 Vice Presidents??
    GBM as 1st Vice President ??
    Chishimba Kambwili as Prime Minister ??

    Sunday Chanda, thank for exposing these gre.edy tinpot dictators.

    So HH can buy these minions in the hope that they’ll crown him as King? It’s a sha.me.

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  23. HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF: REBIRTH OF UDA AS OUL

    https://www.lusakatimes.com/2007/01/06/hh-admits-leadership-crisis-in-uda/

    *HH Admits Leadership Crisis in UDA*

    *January 6, 2007*

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    UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president, Hakainde Hichilema has admitted that there is a leadership crisis at the top hierarchy of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
    Speaking through his spokesperson, Charles Kakoma yesterday, Mr Hichilema said the UDA was a united front at the grassroots level but the problems in the alliance were brought mainly by the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD).

    As for UNIP, he said the problems were not as rife as those with the FDD.

    The UPND and UNIP have been able to discuss and resolve some of the differences whereas the FDD…

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  24. To sum it up.
    MCS was not only a veteran, he was also one of Zambian’s finest in the political circles. Starting a party from the scratch even when the odds seemed to be against him. SATA did not want double h to ride on his back. He rode on the boy boy’s back and on thick GVB’s for his resources in terms of money. I wonder what coward thick loud mouth CK means when he rants he helped build PF. CK doesn’t have what it takes, mipontofye. Politics of yesteryear. The gang of spoiled brats is as good as not knowing whether they are going or coming.
    Well read PF, the schemes look cheap but you gotta be smarter.

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