Mr Kalaba held talks with Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people at his palace.
FILE: Mr Kalaba held talks with Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people at his palace.

Yesterday marked a year since Bahati Law Maker and DP Presidential Candidate Hon Harry Kalaba resigned from his ministerial position as Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister. A position he held since 2012.

In his resignation, Hon Kalaba clearly indicated that his conscious could no longer agree with the happenings in government, the massive corruption that surrounds the PF government kept chocking him, the materialist approach that has escalated made him believe and convinced that he was in a wrong camp.

He was convinced that the bonds of government that held them together had been broken by verture of government turning their backs on the promises their made to the poor people of Zambia and of course abandoning the PF pro poor manifesto which saw the PF form government in 2011. Hence, there was no need of dinning together.

His resignation came after many attempts to correct the current leadership to repent and desist from their ill acts unfortunately all the effort fail on deaf ears.

When he announced his resignation, PF Kandiles that feed from the masters table arose like roaring lions little did they know they had no teeth. They called him all sorts of names, demonized him as power hungry, bitter and all those words that satisfied their ego.

Others tried to push him to reveal the corruption allegations he talked about. However, in his calm and sober voice he responded by saying time will tell.

True to his word, time has revealed it all, Harry Kalaba has been vindicated. The many corrupt activities that have surrounded the PF government are all in public domain for all to see. It has proved that Harry Kalaba is a man of his word, that he is trust worthy and means well for Zambia.

From the time he spoke out, Zambians have lived in shock of waking up each day to hearing all sorts of corrupt and theft scandals.
They watched helplessly as their taxi payers money and natural resources was been plundered. The fire tenders scandal of 1million, Mukula tree, Saudi Arabia fuel of six days which up to now has left the people of Zambians subjugated. The social cash transfer scandal, the Ministry of Healthy, the Ministry of Education scandals and of course the auditor general’s report that reveals it in totality.

Amidst all these , one wonders why the highest office of the land has remained mute except making remarks that are dividing this country with the recent one that has angered the Bemba land causing them to vow never to vote for the PF.

Suffice to say that a lot of voices have been calling for a national address to have an explanation on how taxi payers money is being misappropriated but to no avail. A clear indication that the PF government has no regard for the people that voted them in power.

One wonders, could it be fulfilling the saying silence means consent to guiltless or could it be a game of let the sleeping dogs lie ?

In all this the consoling factor is that Zambia’ s next President Hon Harry Kalaba has been vindicated while those that called him names flounder in deep shame .

They said he was not a factor, they bragged that he is not going anywhere.

Lo and behold, the stone that was rejected has become the chief corner stone. He is the preferred candidate in the next election, he has given hope and restored confidence in most of the Zambian voters.

He has set a new tone in Zambian politics. Politics of issue based and unwrapping of the vision he carries for mother Zambia is what he has concentrated on.

Zambia has commended him for this and asserted to support to him while they run around, chase after him as though venom has filled their eyes.

Hon Harry Kalaba now adopted as Democratic Presidential Candidate for 2021 elections emphasizes that the next elections will not be about political party A and B rather it will be about the past and the future. About social cash transfer scandal, about fire tenders scandal and the future that Zambians want to see. A corrupt free government, a non violet nation , a party and leadership that will break the divide of politics of tribalism, a government where Zambians will be given preference rather than where the Chinese and other foreign individuals have taken centre stage in benefiting from the resources of this country is what Zambians will vote for.

Zambians are looking forward to leadership that will bring women and youths to the fore in governance, pay particular attention to Research and development, industrialise the country, provide farming inputs at the right time, pay contractors and suppliers on time, restore the dignity of street vendors who have been displaced from their selling points because the foreign shop owners complained of not having enough sells because of the poor Zambian that sold outside their shops.

My prayer for my country and my people is Awake my Zambia!! Awake my people!! Harry Kalaba means well. He is the right man for state house. He has what it takes to lead our beloved country. He will not any particular moment be compared to the current crop of leadership.

Zambia needs a leader who is selfless to propagate a serious agenda of national development.

Let us all resolve to support Harry Kalaba and the Democratic Party for 2021 elections.

The author is a spokesperson at DP secretariat Judith Kabemba

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30 COMMENTS

  1. Even a blind man can clearly see the rampant corruption in the PF.
    However,a divided opposition stands no chance with the PF in control of ECZ,the Judiciary ,the police and $millions of Chinese corruption money.

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    • Isn’t Harry Kalaba PF?
      Just resign from PF and stop lying about not wanting a bye-election when what you want is gratuity at the end of the five-year term.
      We challenge Mr Kalaba to quit PF and his parliamentary seat FIRST before we can even consider him as a candidate for 2021.
      Stop insulting the Zambian people’s intelligence.

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  2. …Even a blind man can clearly see the rampant corruption in the PF.
    However,a divided opposition stands no chance with the PF in control of ECZ,the Judiciary ,the police and $millions of Chinese corruption money.

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    • China will decide who ruled like they have done, facilited removal of Mugabe. China has intensified it’s grip, control and access to Zimbabwe’s mineral wealth by reportedly demanding diamonds and oil drilling rights from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, as payment for printing and backing a new Zimbabwe currency, and the building of an opulent new capital city in Mount Hampden, Spotlight Zimbabwe has reported.

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    • It’s called democracy! You shouldn’t have to leave your party, but stay and correct the wrong doings.

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  3. Let’s wait for 2021and see who is going to State House.Harry is a good man,but if you follow Zambian politics,aloba ilyauma,he would have waited he was going to be the next president after ECL, but forming his political party is non starter only King Cobra managed, but I doubt if HK can follow suit, let’s wait and see country men and women.

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    • If king cobra as you put it can form a party and won the be assured that many can do the same. there is nothing like only. God is the one who is ONLY.

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  4. Kalaba can you also resign as MP. If truly, you are saying that you are no longer with PF!!!! The allowances you are drawing as MP are part of the corruption you are preaching about. As at now you are not truly representing the people of Bahati. Let us learn to respect our electorate. Please resign as MP to prove your stance and integrity. What vindication ba Kalaba!!!
    As piece of advice, resign and start recruiting people in your party structures (of course through democratic means) for 2021 elections. There is no time for pretense ba Kalaba!!! Without this you are more less like Mulongoti or Chipimo (loner parties).

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    • Some people are dull eh!!! Why should HK resign from a seat that has nothing to do with PF but the people who voted for him? Remember that he only stands a chance of going somewhere whilst he remains an Mp at least. Who will give him respect and grant him passage to campaign if he becomes an ordinary person? Even as an MP they still block and intimidate him when he ventures out to interact with the people, what more when he allows PF to rob him off his Bahati seat through a shum of a by-election? Nobody in Zambia today can stand against PF and win a seat a fact which HK and CK understand very well.

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  5. Has Harry Kalaba resigned from PF or he is still holding so that he does not lose his Bhahati seat? The only time I will believe Kambwili and Kalaba is when they completely disassociate themselves with PF. Otherwise they are just bitter because the share of bread they used to receive and are complaining about was discontinued.

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  6. The current morons in govt have long fingers and they born like that thieves! First thing they did when they got out of their mother womb was to steal and these pricks are not shy of this, these pompwes are there to milk the country of every cent before they lose power, that’s why even the chap in plot one doesn’t care who os stealing as long as his cut in the deal is there,these morons are busy investing offshore.

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  7. Why can’t this two people HK and Ck resign from Being MPs if truly they are honest. Why are they called PF MPs they are also thieves. They should not waste our money for their own personal parties

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    • More money will be wasted if these two resigned. A by-election for an MP takes about K70million to run. Are you sure we are in that position to loose even K1000 for a by-election in Zambia? I dont think so! That is why the two MPs are holding on to the seats so that our remaining little money can be saved. That is my view.

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  8. Yet he is PF. These are the inconsistency that make us doubt politicians.

    Leave PF completely with all its benefits if you dont agree with them.

    You are behaving like ck. Ati am a consultant for NDC meanwhile am PF member of parliament but I play for 10 united which will will defeat PF in 2021.

    Aren’t you just confusing voters

    Am non partisan political consultant

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  9. Tell us how you wilk turn the economy around. Mukula.zaffico.fire tender tribalims etc we ve already about that. And thats the strategy being used by 10 united.

    In fact you are better off joining 10 united maybe they can give you chance to take the penalty

    . The current striker has missed 5shots

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  10. Hanging on to a seat and getting parliamentary wages is corruption if you’re no longer a member of the sponsoring party. Harry only resigned after sensing that Lungu was going to seek reelection. Harry hoped Lungu was going to anoint him his successor. I’d rather vote for HH than this imposter who is eating from two plates.

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  11. MP is an elected position. Just like it takes 2/3 majority of parliament to repeal a law that came into being through a secret ballot in the house so it should require 2/3 constituency vote to end the term for an elected MP. The precedent was set by Machungwa and 9 others when Sata was in opposition.

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    • Don’t twist facts. PF expelled the truant MPs but the courts under instructions from the then president kept on adjournig the cases until those traitors completed their terms. Don’t misuse history to justify a wrong. Those MPs sided with MMDs constitution making which wanted to bar Sata from standing on account of old age and ill qualifications.

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  12. Both Hon. Kalaba and Hon. Kambwili are displaying weird brand of politics in Africa, particularly in Zambia. Both men are despising the PF Party which actually gave them Ministerial positions in Government – accusing President Lungu as being corrupt. These honorable men are NOT honest in life in that they thrive in criticizing the PF and form new political parties – yet they lack the courage to resign as Members of Parliament. Can dishonest politicians ever care for the plight of the poor? Clinging on to being MPs is open stealing of public money which is worse than the corruption songs Kalaba and Kambwili sing on daily basis.

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  13. Will his fellow trib.als agree to support him? Remember the other trib.als have their own objective, one and only one objective, to put their fellow trib.al in state house: Sejani 2006.

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  14. Reading this article was painful – like eating that Luapula fish with a lot of bones and when you think you have picked everything and pop into your mouth something sticks to the roof of your mouth! You are selling Kalaba short with such mediocre writing!!! Some of us can do a decent job on the cheap!

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    • It makes you laugh over and over. Honestly can this writing prop someone into statehouse

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  15. Kalaba had his family appointed in foreign mission when he was foreign minister that’s abuse of position.So People be careful of these people shouting corruption just to gain political mileage.

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  16. When I saw a picture I thought it was something to do with his visit to Mpezeni, but what is contained in the report is totally different. What a report.

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  17. But wat is wrong holding on to the mp position? If you say people voted for the party not a person i would agree with you.lets learn to get facts and give credit where it’s due than just supporting vaupuba even where muona. Zambia is ours all not an individual.there are people who can better than the current leadership unlike what is happening as if he’s wamuyaya.

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  18. Those mukala, zaffico, fire shani shaniz, social bwanji bwanjiz are only known by the apamwambaz. Voters only know who buys them beer, chitenge, gives tuma 5pin for a group to share. This is Zambia not America

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  19. What is this I hear that Kambwili will be appointed Prime minister in HHs government? If it’s true, then one has to believe that it’s all about self service not for the ordinary Zambian. First our Constitution doesn’t allow for such a position. Secondly to change the constitution just to satisfy some over bloated frog is the worst form of corruption.

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