NDC Leader Chishimba Kambwili outside the Magistrate Court in Lusaka addressing Journalists

National Democratic Congress (NDC) President Chishimba Kambwili has maintained that his party will support the United Party for National Development (UPND) in the 30th July Katuba Parliamentary by election.

Mr. Kambwili said although the UPND has chosen to field a candidate in Lubwa Ward in Kitwe, the NDC will support them in Katuba because they held the seat.

He said despite having agreed in a recent meeting that UPND supports the NDC in Kitwe, they have resolved to field a candidate in Kitwe and the NDC is disappointed with the stance taken by their partners.

Mr. Kambwili said it will not look good for Alliance partners to start fighting each other in a by election when they are supposed to support each other.

He said he expected the spirit that started in Roan to continue and is disappointed that the UPND has chosen to betray the agreement.

And Lusaka Province Patriotic Front (PF) secretary Kennedy Kamba has said that Chishimba Kambwili was warned that his newly found “marriage of convenience” with the United Party for National Development (UPND) would not work but signs are now visible that they are not going anywhere.

Mr Kamba was commenting on the differences between the NDC and the UPND over the fielding of candidates in the forthcoming elections.

He attributed the failure by the opposition alliance to Mr Kambwili and UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s egos and insatiable appetite for leadership. Mr Kamba said while Mr Kambwili was bragging about his association with the UPND, the writing was visibly on the wall and that the reality had finally dawned on the two political parties that they were not going anywhere.

“Mr Kambwili and Mr Hichilema are birds of the same feather. They are both preoccupied with removing President Edgar Lungu from power so that they can lead this country. Therefore, neither of them is willing to be led by the other and we saw it coming,” Mr Kamba said.

“When the PF said it was not spending sleepless nights over the so-called Opposition Alliance, we meant just that because we knew they would soon start fighting over whose decisions must be superior in the alliance,” Mr Kamba added.

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40 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Hichilema is not wise and organised. These are school playground errors to commit for somebody who has been around the political scene for such a long time, this is not how you breach trust in a election that will not even take you to plot ONE. Very unwise and I guess still Under 5 and could be Under 5 for ever

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    • The song that made MC Hammer famous in the 90’s is called. “You cant touch this”

      HH has just played this song to Chishimba

      Anyway, these are cracks showing between HH and Chishimba. They have just started making ++political love

      Quote from the article…!!!

      .. .despite having agreed in a recent meeting that UPND supports the NDC in Kitwe, they have resolved to field a candidate in Kitwe and the NDC is disappointed with the stance taken by their partners.

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    • HH is a user. Period!

      I dont understand why these aspirants to State House dont learn a lesson.

      HH is intelligent but ++ not smart. He is dull politically.

      Everytime he partners with someone it always ends in bitter taste or divorce. Just name them:

      # Nawakwi,
      # Late (Mulongoti)
      # Chipimo
      # Mumba
      # Dr Banda
      # GBM
      # Mutati
      # Sata
      # RB
      # Chishimba….??? This is will crack soon

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    • Fielding candidates by both UPND and NDC is healthy for democracy. It will help identify who has more support in Kitwe with 2021 in mind. Reason, don’t rush to judge.

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    • It’s not too late for UPND to rescind the decision to contest the position on the Copperbelt.

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  2. This is the problem with Hakainde he is too greedy he thinks running a political party is like running a business…why do you want to contest a ward seat in Kitwe? Leave it for BUFFOON CK, you foooools are playing straight into PF hands. What’s your objective of this alliance?

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    • HH does not understant the difference between running a #Corporate Business and running a #Poltical Party such as a main opposition party.

      No doubt !!
      He understands the Corporate World. He breaths and lives in the Corporate World.

      Where he can dictate his subordinates and employess. Because he has a larger overview of the business because #Data and #Reports are presented to him.

      Where as!!
      When you decide to run for office, you become tge servant to the people. You listen to them; serve as they present issues to you. This is because they are the ones experiencing these endeavours on the ground.

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  3. Show me a Zambian political party leader who does not want to lead the country as president and I will show you a dog with horns. In Zambia people start political parties not to advance an ideology but to advance their appetite to occupy Plot 1. Until our parties mature enough to be driven by ideologies (e.g. environment for the greens) rather individual appetites, alliances (for both those in power and in opposition) will remain illusive.

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  4. HH ought to avoid the likes of Kambwili and GBM to start with. They have demonstrated, time and again, their lack of integrity. Forget what else they bring to the table, they once were part of the team looting the nation today.

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    • UPND and NDC dont necessary have to be in the same bed …they need a strategic approach if its seats they want in Parliament…the problem we have is these political parties are filled with unemployed chaps and old men as advisers who lack long term vision.

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    • Give them enough rope to hung themselves.

      Just say, the alliance is doing just fine.
      They have a lot of learning to do in terms of coexistence.

      Let them continue stubbing each other in their backs.
      So just say double h’s alliances work.

      Damn it! If he can’t handle simple alliances, you mean he can handle the Country.

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  5. Tell ck to the face. Upendi doesn’t need foul mouth ck to take this seat.

    This glory seeker simply wants want to attribute upendi victory to himself.

    Right onset we told k hh to have no dealing with this ck pf die hard but upendi cardres apart from jj insulted us.

    You enjoyed while he was insulting el and its your turn to take the ck Vernon

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  6. These jokers in politics can only be buried by the birth of a new force of youths, intellectuals, technocrats and entrepreneurs.

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    • @6 Kapinga,SPOT ON,the problem is how that will happen as promising Young ones like the Chipimos start well but eventually fail to mobilize masses!!

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  7. Kambwili is just Politicking. Deep down he knows he does not trust HH and HH knows that for sure, and mark my words these two can never work together,. In Luanshya it was clear that Kambwili’s party was going to win , that is why HH supported him, if HH senses that he can win as is the case in this ward, he will throw anybody under the bus. And the same can be said about Kambwili. Kambwili can’t win in Katuba and he knows it.There is still time and kambwili can take part in Katuba. He is just buying capital or banking political capital that he supported HH despite being betrayed. This is politics at its best people.

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  8. This will be good test to determine if NDC is grabbing the PF vote….NDC must win elections in PF strongholds by getting the PF votes and not UPND votes.If NDC comes second above UPND then it will be a good sign for the alliance as NDC will show that it is getting the PF vote.Otherwise it will be growing by getting UPND voters.This will be a very good experiment.

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    • It is of no consequence.
      GBVM once thought he would win votes for the deads, well he tried. Life taught him a Zambian lesson.
      CKinsultor is next. Puffed up with a ka Roan Seat. All to play for. Wina azalila. The Elite people of Zambia will deliver electoral verdicts. They never fail me. They are smart.
      Let’s roll imwe.
      Katuba will deliver another walk-out misrepresentative.

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  9. Looks like Kashimba Chimbwili is the only human being in Zambia who doesn’t know that he’s just BEING USED. Typical of one HH! This alliance nonsense cannot work, it will go nowhere as long as Hakainde is involved. This guy is so self-centered. Only time will tell..

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  10. Upnd will loose both seats, Upnd learn to listen we dont want press Confrences when you loose because you are allegic to wining, these are just by elections.

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  11. Alliance does not work in Africa. Mr kambwili don’t get carried away
    By one seat.Upnd is a bigger party then yours.just join Upnd then maybe you can fight ruling party other wise you will waste of time.

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  12. I can’t wait to have the bill to compel all political parties in Zambia to align to the supreme constitution of our great nation (two terms only”. We cannot have desperate leaders hanging on to power for evver. We need a change every two years. We are being robed of the Zambian “Talent”not the same HH with no vision, no humour, no leadership qualities. I am sure there are many enighted Zambians from Southern province who would propel UPND to greater heights. The Chishimba Kambwili and Hakainde Hichilema marriage has taken some of us by suprise that it has come this far. Some of us thought it would never last for a month but my it has lasted and counting. There are economic problems in our land unfortunately neither HH nor Chishimba Kambwili can be an alternative.

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  13. Only a chanaima patient (lunatic) would believe that HH can work together with Kambwili.The two are totally different.Back to the issue at hand,the fact is NDC has no impact whatsover in Katuba just like UPND had little political impact in Roan or Bahati.VOTING IN ZAMBIA IS VERY REGIONAL!!!Truth be told,alliances do not work out in Zambia because all political leaders are bosses and they want to be worshipped.Their main AIM is to enter state house.HOW THAT WOULD BENEFIT ZAMBIANS,ONLY DEVIL KNOWS!!!Anyway,hope now Kambwili has known the true colours of HH.ONLY A FO0L WOULD TRUST HH!!!

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  14. @6 Kapinga,SPOT ON,the problem is how that will happen as promising Young ones like the Chipimos start well but eventually fail to mobilize masses!!

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  15. Very quick for some people here, who already have an inherent hatred for HH, to jump onto any apparent crack in the political alliance maneuvers. Bordering on hysteria, like it’s the end of the opposition or really hoping for the same. Alliances have always provided teething and real problems the world over – even for parties already in power. In Italy for example, there have been many a time over years when it was not even clear who was in power. Alliances, dis-alliances, squabbles over elections and seats etc.

    These parties can exist on their own. What matters is whether they can sell themselves policy wise to the electorate. An alliance breakdown is not something to excitedly say ‘I told you so’ about and think fortunes have now tilted in your favour.

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  16. I have watched the Kambwili video on this Lubwa issue and at no point does he say “it was agreed with UPND that they would not field a candidate in Lubwa” he states clearly that they did not commit and said “they would get back to him”. So why is Kambwili disappointed on a matter that was not agreed?
    In any case my advice to HH is that since he still leads the country’s biggest opposition he should have a clear position on all issues with people who want to work with him, this way they can decide whether to inter alliances or not with a clear MOU from inception. This will avoid the damage these incidences are causing HH and UPND

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  17. Those people that do not know HH and his tribal party should consult JBM Canitius Banda. Other tribes in UPND are a means to and end. They will be removed once the Supreme Leader is in plot one.

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  18. We all know this whole matter is about tribalism.They are just taking turns to insult,demean,etc the man because of his tribe.We remember very well that ZNBC interview CK unleashed on Tongas not too long ago. That’s why they say once words are out they cant be taken back.

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  19. Whether HH and his UPND are tribal is debatable but what is not debatable is that Lungu and his PF have lamentably failed to harness and significantly grow the economy to the benefit of majority Zambians. It is only the PF top politicians and those who are well connected to the ruling political elite who are swimming in unexplained wealth. This tribal talk on HH and UPND is nonsense when PF has nothing to show in terms of economical benefits on the Zambian citizenry. You can not hang on to power on the basis that your opponent is a tribalist. I would rather have a tribalist who seems to know what he is doing than have some one who is pretending to be humble and doesnt know what he is doing.

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    • You need to understand that Zambia is not the only country going through an economic crisis. This is a worldwide depression, not even HH can improve the economy at the moment. Ecl has tried and does not answer back to the insults the people are showering him. He is a great man who has done something despite this economic crisis.

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  20. Whether H.H and U.PND are Tri.balists is debatable but wht is not debatable is that L.ungu and His P.F have lamentably failed to harness and significantly turn around the economy to the benefit of majority Zambians. This tri.bal talk on H.H and UP.ND is no longer inspiring considering that P.F led govt have not liberated economically majority Zambians. The only people who are enjoying in this country are top P.F politicians and those who are connected to the ruling elite who are swimming in unexplained wealth. You can not hang on to power on the basis that your opponent is a tri.balist. I would rather have a ri.balist who seems to know what he is doing that some one who pretends to be humble and seem to be lost in he jun.gle

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  21. You need to understand that Zambia is not the only country going through an economic crisis. This is a worldwide depression, not even HH can improve the economy at the moment. Ecl has tried and does not answer back to the insults the people are showering him. He is a great man who has done something despite this economic crisis.

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