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President Lungu Fires his Special Assistant for Political Affairs Kaizer Zulu

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President Edgar Lungu has fired his scandal hit political Advisor Kaizer Zulu replacing him with Political Scientist Chris Zumani Zimba.

In his place, President Edgar Lungu has appointed the University of Zambia Lecturer Chris Zumani Zimba as his new State House Special Assistant for Politics.

Mr Zulu’s replacement Chris Zumani Zimba,  is a Ph.D. holder in Political Science and lectures at both the University of Lusaka (UNILUS) and the University of Zambia.

He once served as Political Adviser to NDC President Chishimba Kambwili.

No reasons have been given as to why Mr. Zulu has been dismissed, but there are been several allegations leveled against Mr. Zulu lately that led him to make an appearance on live broadcast television to defend himself, after an accident with a school bus.

Dr. Zimba has since been sworn in as President Lungu’s advisor and the President said his appointment is a clear demonstration that when the youth are motivated, empowered and focused, they can positively contribute to the development agenda being implemented by the government.

Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of Mr. Zimba, the president warned his new assistant that the position was demanding

“I wish to advise you that the office you have been appointed to is very demanding, and it requires you to be up to speed in understanding and analysing not only the country’s political climate, but also international politics,” the President said

The President also warned his new Assistant to steer clear from what he described as unpleasant situations that will compromise his duties.

“Steer clear of unpleasant situations which will compromise your duties as a presidential advisor. Use your position to promote good politics in the country,” the President said

“Remember, with your portfolio, you will be required to analyse local politics which in most cases is full of acrimony

” You, therefore, need to rise above petty partisan politics because you will be advising me as republican president, and not just as party leader. ” the President said

79 COMMENTS

    • The biggest surprise is why Kaizer Zulu lasted so long in his position. Why did ECL tolerate so much and for so long? Wht was he doing to help KZ become better than he was? Fired by two presidents now, will KZ reflect and reform?

    • The working President. Man of the people, His Excellency.
      Meanwhile Akainde is still cohabiting with William Tekere the violent gun toting MMD thug.

    • Reminds me of a Nsenga traditional song.
      Nicikwati bwanji coteti cocelelo yambana. Nikati nipike nsima, ati nsima yabisika , nikati nipike ndiyo, ati ndiyo ziliye kupya, nicikwati bwanji coteti cocelelo yambana. Nikati nisambeko, ati lelo mwaonanji, and it goes one like that. I feel sorry for Kaiser Zulu. He will soon find out how the rest of Zambia gets by.

    • Its common practice among outlaws to advise one among them in bad books with sheriff to lay low for a while.

      This is one wild west tactic , only fools would fall for it.

    • Edgar, from word go we objected the appointment of Kaizer Zulu. He has a sick mind, arrogant, boastful and a danger to society. IT’S ABOUT TIME !!

    • When Foote issued his statement he was on SKY News responding but this Kaizer issue has been going on scandal after scandal you even let him appear on National TV. Only god knows why this Lungu has sacked him very weak and indecisive leader no wonder his ministers are enjoying themselves.

    • Why other tribes? He already has a press assistant from another tribe and an economic assistant from another tribe. Some of you only see tribes. You only see the president s tribe

    • A plus for at long last finding courage to take appropriate action on a boil! However you need to take a leaf from the unchallenged KK legacy of letting the nation know the exact reason why he took action to fire any member of his team!

      I am encouraged to note that the chosen replacement is highly educated! Does it have to do with the recognition of need to up educational credentials into national management?

    • Kaizer has not been fired by anyone. If it was so why was his dismissal not categorically stated by anyone at state house. He is still a government employee but only told to stay away from political advisor position. He will continue on government payroll until he is fired. This is smoke screen. Let’s open our eyes.

  1. Thank you Mr. President. Though some of us are unhappy about the direction our country is going to and where it is now, we applaud you for removing Kaiser Zulu from the corridors of power. Please let him be investigated without political interference.

    • Invest him of what? Kaiser has 5 red hot cases to send him to send him to jail on Monday.
      Arrest Kaizer today Friday before he escape to Congo in weekend.
      If he makes mistake to go drink tonight he be sent to UTH from beatings.

    • Smoke screen. He will be sent abroad as a Diplomat so he does not become bitter and spew the beans. He knows too much. Zambians will continue to cover his expenses. He might even throw in a scandle or two.

  2. Finally , 6 years later, Mr lungu sees sense in dismissing this KZ thug.

    After such blinded loyalty to KZ and the disrepute brought to the highest office by lungus careless appointments ……

    is lungu fit for office ??

  3. We know KZ is the boss of ECL and that KZ instructed him to fire him. We know ECL is under KZ’s control.

    We thank KZ for this Xmas gift but wonder to which country KZ send himself as diplomat. You know he has to skip the country to hide from the coming court.

    • Zambian Political analysts Kuwayayafye

      Appreciate what ???

      Something lungu should have done from day one , instead of destroyed the respectability of statehouse by keeping that thug ????

      I bet if lungu says you should eat lunch , you would be thanking him ati good president

    • Common practice in the wild west when one is in bad books with sheriff is to lay low for a little while.

      Tactic yaso tuiziba baba.

  4. These appointments are full of wako ni wako.

    From one Eastern to another to perpetuate the tribal imbalance and marginalization of others. ECL we all pay taxes and Zambia belongs to all tribes.

    • “Mr Zulu’s replacement Chris Zumani Zimba, is a Ph.D. holder in Political Science and lectures at both the University of Lusaka (UNILUS) and the University of Zambia.”

      He is more qualified than you and I. Let us enjoy these victories as Zambians, a s small as the may appear. Next he shall get rid of Kampyongo, Luo, round head Chitotela, Smiley Sikazwe, Vincent Mwale, that one guy at energy, mines, plus Lusaka minister Lusambo. This is a wonderful end of year present.

    • Chris Zimba is neither a lecturer at UNZA nor a PhD holder. He is a PhD student in political science at University of Lusaka under the supervision of Dr Alex Ngoma. He briefly served as a part time lecturer at UNZA a long time ago but was kicked out for reasons l won’t state here. To the extent that he has a BA in political science from UNZA and a masters’ degree from Germany, Chris is qualified for the job. Is he competent? I do not think so. But then, who else is competent in PF? Best wishes Chris.

  5. IYE!!! EVEN THE KWACHA HAS GAINED AGAINST THE DOLLAR AT THE NEWS. ATI SHANI ZESCO? THERE IS A RUMOUR THAT THIS MAN EVEN DISTURBED THE WATER AT KARIBA.

  6. The Bank of Zambia governor is a southern brother of ours, Dr. Denny H. Kalyalya. He like the news presidential adviser are qualified by education and experience, and not tribal nonsense like you idioot.

    • So by your own analysis, the current tribal imbalance in the public service is an indication that there are more qualified people on one side of the country. Really this the extrapolation of your argument and it cannot be the case, unless the educational system was systematically lopsided over the decades.

  7. GOOD RIDDANCE. NOW SILIYA AND KAPATA TOO, AS WELL AS CHITOTELA, KAPYONGO AND LUSAMBO, WE ARE WAITING TO RECEIVE THEM IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT CIRCLE.

  8. “Steer clear of unpleasant situations which will compromise your duties as a presidential advisor. Use your position to promote good politics in the country. ”

    This is the reason why KZ has been dismissed because this timely warning from President Lungu to the new presidential appointee is completely at variance with the behavior of Kaizer Zulu as his presidential advisor. He grew big headed and was a liability not only to the presidency but also to PF as a party.Good riddance indeed.
    Congrats to the new appointee.

  9. KZ has amassed enough to live comfortably and grow marijuana. But replace him with another easterner? This is real tribalism. HH Ali che mushe! Chief Triblist IS in PF.

    • “Mr Zulu’s replacement Chris Zumani Zimba, is a Ph.D. holder in Political Science and lectures at both the University of Lusaka (UNILUS) and the University of Zambia.”

      Those qualifications and his resume got him the job. Find another with an education distinction like the new guy, then send your recommendation to the office of the president. Denny H. Kalyalya of southern province, is the Bank of Zambia Governor. Stop with your tribal nonsense we are tired of it.

    • Why do people see tribe in everything?

      We are one country. Most of us are against the PF. And most of us are not from that tribe from whom a select few think other tribes hate them.

      Let us work together and hold this corrupt government to account.

      Tribe does not matter if one is qualified as is the case here.

    • @Indigotyrol most people have a tendency to self destruct during their struggle. They want to remove Lungu but accuse Bembas of tribalistically supporting him knowing fully well Bemba speakers are a big majority. If you antagonise the majority you lose majority votes so goodbye to your goals of removing Lungu. In short don’t fight the tribal battle. Look for real shortcomings in your opponent and focus on those

    • @11.3 Shimugodi wa lasaa!The trouble is people preach division and expect unit to favor them! You can only reap what you sow, so if one insults the entire ethnic group bcoz of the short comings of one individual then they antogonise themselves with a bigger group.When mass rejection hits they cry ” tribalism”. TO REMOVE BA LUNGU PREACH; UNEMPLOYMENT,CORRUPTION,HIGH COST OF LEAVING,LOADSHEDDING not people holding public offices coming from blabla..as reasons. A common Zambian does NOT relate with that,he/she needs his basic needs met!

  10. Congratulations your excellency Dr Edgar Chaagwa Lungu.
    Let the toothless zabwino Palibe ( ZP) act swiftly now on useless and big headed kaizer Zulu, he has fallen on him like a pan brick.
    Good move your excellence

    • @IndigoTyrol for a country to function well together the issue of fair representation is cardinal. We cannot have sustained social cohesion where some quarters of society are either purged or marginalized.

      I agree that merit should be the paramount criterion. But if you have a country where some are dismissed for being of a certain tribe (see ZESCO), and the public service and diplomatic mission has representation from one side of a country then we are suggesting some are more Zambian than others. That ideas and skill can only be found in one geographical area.

  11. He took so long to either realise what a liability KZ was or was afraid to fire him for what he might spill. I suspect they may have struck a deal behind the scenes. KZ should have been in prison a long time ago. I hope due process can still continue so he faces all the charges pending against him.

  12. I hope they arrest his untouchable young brother MUNIR ZULU, the ka boy was very pompous remember they are the ones who slapped a police officer.

  13. Now we want to see lungu give police permission to open all the assault cases committed by KZ ………other wise this is a scam to cover lungu ready for 2021.

  14. Kaizer is demonic possessed.his behavior is bad .Kaizer Zulu is like Chishimba Kambwili.kaizer had no respect for the president.The man was full of school boy character,insulting people,splashing hand guns,rude ,fighting around and all kind of unreasonable behaviors regardless his portfolio.
    President Lungu is a very good person in terms of attitude surprisingly some people like Kaizer Zulu always underrates him.Otherwise all men who were dismissing from state house will testify how great president Lungu is.Sad his humble nature is a weakness in others.
    Am sure now kaizer will see different things like Amos Chanda former presidential aides.

  15. The Kaizer Zulu saga should just end with his dropping.
    All the cases of physical harm on individuals,arson,discharged of firearms in public, corruption committed by KZ should be investigated immediately.
    Affected individuals should also pursue civil matters and claim for damages.
    WELL MEANING LAWYERS SHOULD OFFER CHEAP SERVICES TO OUR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO WERE HARMED BY THIS AGENT OF ECL

  16. Me thinks KZ messed up big time in advising lungu leading up to the open spat with Foote and the americans.

    Lungu has realised the advice he recived from his advisores leading to the direction he took was wrong and very dangerous for him.

  17. Surprisingly some people think Kaizer has been fired, he can’t be fired, he knows a lot. This is just an arrangement somehow and you chaps are celebrating.

  18. Kaizer Zulu can’t be fired. He knows a lot. This is just an arrangement. So don’t celebrate yet. The guy might even continue receiving his pay

  19. Job 20:3-10
    3. “I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame. The spirit of my understanding answers me.”
    4. “Don’t you know this from old time, since man was placed on earth,”
    5.”that *the triumphing of the wicked is short*, the joy of the godless but for a moment?”
    6. “Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,”
    7. “yet he will perish forever like his own dung. Those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’”
    8. “He will fly away as a dream, and will not be found. Yes, he will be chased away like a vision of the night.
    9. “The eye which saw him will see him no more, neither will his place see him any more.”
    10. “His children will seek the favor of the poor. His hands will give back his wealth.”

  20. Well done Mr President, though it has come too late. The guy was taking law in his own hands and you Mr President and the Police stayed quiet. Was just waiting for him to do something to me or one of my relatives, guess what? I wasn’t gonna waste my time reporting someone to Police, just for them to stay quiet. I was gonna defend myself and take law in my hands as well.

  21. Aka nika tactic kama outlaws in the wild west naimwe bena Zambia, when they see that one is wanted by the sheriff, they will advise him to lay low for a while.

  22. “…..requires you to be up to speed in understanding and analysing not only the country’s political climate, but also international politics,” 

    Lungu was ill advised when dealing with the fallout from jailing the gays , leading to damaging mukula leaks as a warning……

    Sacking KZ has nothing to do with his savagery …….how many Zambians have been brutalized by PF caders , even accused of murder like lusambo and nothing was done ??
    Lungu does not care about his violent people.

    He messed with the americans and was ill advised……

  23. WELL DONE PRESIDENT LUNGU! LET ME REMIND TONGAS THAT PF DID NOT RIG 2016 ELECTIONS! HAKAINDE AND HIS UPND ARE THE ONES WHO RIGGED IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE, THINKING THEIR UNPOPULAR LEADER COULD WIN AT NATIONAL LEVEL WITH ONE PROVINCE! THEY TRANSPORTED UNDER AGE CHILDREN TO GET NRCs AND LATER TRANSPORTED THEM TO REGISTER AS VOTERS! IN ADDITION TO THEM, SOUTHERNERS HAVING MORE THAN ONE NRC, WHICH IS ACTUALLY AN OFFENSE IN THE COUNTRY, TO ENABLE THEM VOTE MORE THAN ONCE. DESPITE ALL THOSE ARCHAIC TACTICS AND STRATEGIES THEIR HAKAINDE LOST! THAT’S WHY THERE WERE BAFFLING RESULTS LIKE IN DUNDUMWEZI HAKAINDE 47,000 VOTES WHILE EDGAR 201! HALUZA HAGAIN! SO KAIZER HAS NOTHING TO EXPLAIN! YOUR HH IS A LOSER AND HES GOING TO LOSE HAGAIN IN 2021~

  24. He was not fired but they agreed on something you will see KZ is still going to be untouchable right now he is swimming in millions of dollars which he was paid to accept this so called firing.

  25. LUNGU PRETENDING HE IS DEALING WITH CORRUPTION BY FIRING THOSE THAT DON’T MEAN ANYTHING TO HIM. YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT THE FACT REMAINS THAT THE PF IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE

  26. KZ knows too much about the rigging which took place in 2016 that’s why it took the president long time to fire him so now there is terms and conditions on this firing let’s see if KZ is going to be prosecuted for all his crimes the answer is no because there are conditions of this firing watch the space this guy is going to continue his ways and nothing will be done to him because he knows too much about 2016 elections.

  27. The fact that president ECL failed even to condemn the conduct of Kaizer Zulu at least even once speaks volumes. He has even failed to fire him. Instead he only removed him from being his political adviser. The president has only acted to save face and to prevent him from further losing votes on account of Kaizer being political adviser. Is it that the president scared of kaizer that he even makes sure he is not fired but removed quietly without telling the nation the status of Kaizer in Government? we need to know kaizer’s status in government, that when we can know whether the president acted because he was not happy with kaizer’s behavour.

  28. They say better late than never, and on Keizer Zulu, I wish to commend President Edgar Lungu for his latest action, I wish to be categorical by emphasizing that on Keizer’s Movement away from political affairs advisor, I am saying Kudos to Lungu, though what is not clear is whether he has just been redeployed to another “needy” area or he has been thrown on the street. Having said this we wait to see if now the Law will visit him as proof that this is not just a coverup operation to start the cleaning process of the presidency. While we commend the president, it suffices to say the damage has already been done and to repair the current damage may need more than the remaining time in office.

  29. Ka MalyaMungu Zulu fired, finally. Now let all the people he wronged get even with this ka stupid and very foolish fool.

  30. Inasmuch as we applaud KZ’s sucking, we should as well be looking at the appointing authority. Edgar Lungu’s dismissal is long overdue. He can do the nation alot of favour by resigning. The levels of incompetence, mismanagement and tribalism is extremely high it is so detrimental to the health of the nation. Zambia is as good as dead under Lungu

  31. In typical tradition of a mocking bird, Chris Zimba has fallen for the seed thrown at him. This marks the end of Chris Zimba as a strong critic of the administration. The question begs, if Chris were a principled man and honourable why would he agree to work for a man he has branded as most corrupt of all the Zambian presidents? How does he fit into that mould? Ecl can have his way with him, Chris has no room to manoeuvre any more. He is KAPUT!

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