Wrangles within Zambia’s first ruling political party, the United National Independence Party -UNIP- have deepened.

Some members have taken court action to compel the party to hold a National Congress at which leaders will be elected at various levels.

Fackson Njobvu has filed a Statement of Claim in the Lusaka High Court on behalf of 10 other UNIP members.

Mr. Njobvu has contended that having been ushered into office in 2000, the mandate of the Tilyenji Kaunda led UNIP Executive expired in 2005.

He has argued that the UNIP Constitution demands that the party must hold a National Congress every five years.

Mr. Njobvu has appealed to the Tilyenji Kaunda led Executive to heed the Registrar of Society’s directive to organise the National Congress.

This is according to the Statement of Claim filed in the Lusaka High Court.

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  1. Ok guys am tired of this. I am tired of many of your here sending me emails on my Lusaka times account email and asking me what it feels like to sleep with a white blonde woman. Meanwhile in public here you ridicule me about being with a white woman and being happy about it and yet deep down you are curious and envious. You dirty b.u.g.gers. I will now start naming and shaming. Number one is Jay Jay or as his real name is musonda

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    • These conventions is not only UPND kaa? Since 2000 never been UNIP convention.
      In our party when we asked for such a thing, our president just went right to close the thing.
      Maybe we should go to court too, we need our Heritage back.

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    • There’s a NONSENSICAL and SHAMELESS woman from the CORRUPTION COMMISSION called KHUZWAYO who comes to TV to justify stupid findings and decisions of her handlers – insulting the intelligence of Zambians across the globe. Ulinechiwa pamubili iye wemwanakashi

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    • Parliament, whee are you? Pass a law preventing any party that does not go for a convention from contesting in any election

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    • Long over due … If I was the Emperor of Rome, Rome would not have fallen ~ William Jefferson Clinton

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  2. BUT HOW DO THEY HOLD A CONVENTION TO REMOVE TILYENJI WHEN HE WAS ANOINTED BY HIS FATHER KK TO BE UNIP PRESIDENT FOR LIFE?
    NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, TILYENJI MUST RANK AS THE MOST INEFFECTUAL PARTY PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD! HE IS SIMPLY NOT THERE.

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  3. Since 2006 no convention in Hakainde’s cult! Let’s see if any of his slaves can emulate these Unip members.

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  4. Ati Zambia is a democracy, UNIP days are back.
    About 27 UPND members have been arrested in Kitwe for alleged unlawful assembly.
    The 27 are alleged to have assembled for a meeting at house number KS27/27 in Kitwe’s Kamatipa Township.
    Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga stated that the 27 were apprehended yesterday and are currently in police custody.
    She stated that the 27 have since been charged with unlawful assembly.
    “The 27 were arrested yesterday around 18:30hrs for unauthorized assembly at house number KS27/27 in Kamatipa Compound. They are all UPND members and they are still in police custody,” Katanga stated.

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  5. I would vote UNIP over PF any day, simply because UNIP brought independence and PF brought corruption

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  6. Tilyenji must be ashamed of himself. He can’t live off UNIP assets by clinging to power. I don’t understand why an intelligent person like Njekwa Anamela can allow this nonsense. How can Zambia develop when intelligent people like Njekwa opt to receive crumbs from Tilyenji? Shame

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  7. My appeal to Mr. Tilyenji Kaunda, take heed and listen to the voice of Wisdom. There is no dynasty in UNIP. This is a peoples party that brought independence to Zambia. Even now UNIP has many followers except that they have gone under because of the leadership currently leading the party. All this talk that so and so is not a member of the party because one was expelled some years back is not necessary. True leaders initiate dialogue and reconciliation. Allow all the members who are UNIP at heart to come back to the party and contribute to its well being. All political parties welcome even those who left the party many years ago. Let any person interested in coming back do so without eyebrows. Mr. Tilyenji learn from history and do not hold on to the party as if its your personal…

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  8. These wrangles vindicate those who have suggested that these political partie’s constitutions must be brought in line with the republican constitution. They must hold conventions to renew their mandate. We cannot have political parties that are personal to holder. These pseudo dictators are holding ack our great nation. We need fresh Ideas to ensure that we have a vibrant political system that thrieves on democratic and up todate politics. This is the reason why we have politicians that have failed to win elections on a number of occassions resolt to violence as has been seen in recent past.

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  9. UNIP Ikaliko???????????? It just bring sad memories to my mind especially those of us who were brought up in the shanty Compounds. The Vigilantes, the way they used to treat people. Sorry maningi. With their CAPS labelled “DON’T ASK”. Ba nyamata banali ku menya osati masobela.

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  10. It all begun with KK with his introduction of one party participatory ‘democracy’.UNIP became synonymous with the Kaunda name and no one else.Just ask how Francis Nkhoma was hounded out of office simply because he was not a Kaunda.Tilyenji had been in office for ages because he has the right surname.Tragic!

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