Editors Note: It has come to our attention that the following article should be attributed to Mr. Edwin Lifwekelo. We apologize to Mr.Sunday Chanda for any inconvenience caused.
The Patriotic Front says the brotherly counsel that Comrade Bizwell Mutale recently gave to the people of Pemba, Southern Province is profound.
PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says the Counsel should not be taken out of context as some tribally inclined UPND zealots have futilely attempted to twist.
Mr Chanda said the office of the President of the Republic of Zambia is of a national character and transcends the tribal and regional partisanship typically perpetrated by UPND.
“Why is it that HH and UPND do not even bother to campaign in Southern Province during any election, whether it is a Presidential election or ward by election?”, he said adding that it is because of their firm conviction that “UPND is a Tonga Party” and “All Tongas are by default UPND.
Mr Chanda said the UPND consequently believe that the entire Southern Province is a done deal in the Dundumwezi style and there is no need to waste time campaigning there adding that they believe that any Tonga supporting any other party is a traitor.
“The nation vividly recalls that this fanatical extremism is what at one time prompted Mr Chishimba Kambwili’s controversial statement that the people of Southern Province would exclusively vote for Hichilema just because he is a fellow Tonga even if he stood against God in an election”, said Mr Chanda.
He said while Mr Hichilema and UPND have at one time or another won some elections in all Provinces of Zambia including Eastern, Muchinga, and Northern; no “outsider party” has ever won any election in Southern Province because UPND has championed the agenda of “the need for a Tonga President” and Southern Province is a closed shop.
Mr Chanda said it is sad that UPND even goes to the extent of frustrating development efforts in Southern Province just because the development “is not coming through a Tonga President”.
“Therefore Comrade Mutale’s counsel to the people of Pemba is spot on and the leader worth his salt in this day and age should position their agenda on tribal lines. Comrade Mutale was right when he observed that Zambia has no room for a “Tonga President”, he added.
Mr Chanda said while HH usurped the UPND presidency on the back of an undemocratic “Only a Tonga must lead UPND” campaign, it is unrealistic and evil for UPND to champion an “Only a Tonga must rule Zambia” or “Its time for a Tonga to rule Zambia” campaign.
He said the UPND’s portrayal of HH as the “Saviour” of Tongas is retrogressive and satanic adding that Zambia has no room for a tribally championed president.
Editors Note: The above story was attributed to EDWIN LIFWEKELO
Please, you brothers in PF tone down on this tribal issue. I’m Bemba but my heart is bleeding because of your belief that tribe is supposed to be an election tramp card.This is not the way ,us who grew up under Kk and FTJ were raised.
Am quite disappointed with your statement instead of you uniting the nation, foolish you, you busy fostering tribalism. If you hate HH come out that you don’t like him as an individual but it’s quite clear that your government is full of tribalists. Remember that Zambia did not gain her independence by the fight from bembas and easterners. Bear that in your mind. Remember all civil wars are cultivated by such stupid and careless sentiments
I’m now so sick and tired of this dangerous tribally bigoted Tonga bashing by Bembas! This could break up the country. Besides, you are the ones with Sata who engineered a tribal take over of the country and have tried to Kaisainize all Zambians! Kunya, some of us are Southern Africans, we cannot be Lingalanized.
PF zealots please STOP preaching Tribalism. This is very disgusting
I am an Easterner and I hate this tribal talk being peddled by PF on another tribe. I agree 100% that this may breakup our country eventually.
I hope they understood. The problem hate is in the hearts of HH’s supporters and it is hard for them to think rationally.
I am a Southerner and I hate this tribal talk being peddled by UPND on another tribe. I agree 100% that this will break up our Southern Province eventually.
Just one simple question for Chanda and PF, how many Tonga ministers do we have in Lungu’s cabinet? If Lungu and PF were serious about uniting the country Lungu would have used the 8 nominations to appoint a Tonga or 2.
We need to talk about tribalism nationally.
When the Lord himself shall descend, with a shout of an archangel, where will you be with this hatred you so called leaders of a Christian country? Will you stand and face the maker of diversity? Christians what do you say?
Please Mr Chanda this is beneath you. You must be thinking you are dealing with kids. We know your whole strategy is to use tribe to decampaign your opponents. Any sensible Zambian knows who the tribalists, its not even the average Tonga, Bemba, Ngoni, Lozi, Lunda or Kaonde. It is the politicians of your ilk who peddle tribalism on your opponents for political gain and the wealth that accrues from political power.
We have the most 2 region dominated government in the history of Zambia and you shamelessly heap the blame on the victims, how insensitive and callous can you be? Fortunately a lot of Zambians of all tribes are now opening their eyes to your deceit and gamesmanship.
The tragedy is you are sowing seeds of real division and strife, injustice and lies fortunately have a shelf…
Finally Chanda has woken up, he was too quite for my liking when the PF needed him the most in the past week when there were threats coming left, right and centre. Welcome back back hope you will around come rain come sunshine…………………….
@Ash, Zambians have indeed short memories. Have you forgotten that the late Sata appointed UPND members to deputy ministerial posts and the party expelled them and I quote:”The UPND on the Copperbelt has endorsed the decision by the party leadership to expel Itehzi Tezhi Member of Parliament Greyford Monde for accepting a ministerial position. Special assistant to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema Cornwell Sakala told the Daily Nation that it was only right for his party to institute disciplinary action against Mr Monde. Mr Sakala said it was better for the party to remain with a few members that would be loyal than members who had evil intentions against the party and its leadership. Yesterday President Sata appointed Mr Monde as deputy minister in the ministry of agriculture and livestock…
@Ash Tray, Just one simple question for Sijani and UPND, how many Tonga ministers do you want President Lungu to put in his cabinet when your tribal province votes 100% UPND and they display people in Namwala for voting for another party? Just cut it down boys.
@Ash Tray you have a short memory! Have you also forgotten that UPND leaders in government were leaking “Government secrets” for their man?
We hope our friends in the south will open their minds to self determination and freedom of choice. They have been programmed to think that they must vote upnd just like the blacks in America are programmed to vote Democrats.similar to the blacks in the UK voting labour. Don’t be a sheep! Make your choice objectively. Tribe was created by imperialists to separate us and make us weaker. The upnd are the weakest link. Kz
I have always said that Sunday Chanda is a twit and I repeat today, usually nauseating to read. However, Trible HH takes most of the blame for these trible facts. I have always advised the stubborn trible underfive to own up and apologise to the nation over the Sejani tribke mantra in 2006. By not apologising he has simply confirmed that he is a trible leader. He has lost all possibilities of potential President. Add to that the xenophobia in Namwala and the Dumdumwezi saga in 2016. Who in his right senses today in northern, luapula, eastern, lusaka and copperbelt can entertain the idea of Trible HH as President of Zambia? He should not even be deceived by the close vote in 2016, that was because of high voter turnout in southern and low voter turnout in the other areas. This time…
Sunday Chanda tell Bizwell Mutale to go and do a brotherly counsel to GBM first or in short just counsel each other because you are the people promoting tribalism in the country and you think people are happy with you or you think you are doing a great job for Mr Lungu if i was the president i was going to fire the three of you very bad strategy you are making the president very unpopular if it was king cobra you could have gone long time.
….. Who in their right senses today in northern, luapula, eastern, lusaka and copperbelt can entertain the idea of Trible HH as President of Zambia? He should not even be deceived by the close vote in 2016, that was because of high voter turnout in southern and low voter turnout in the other areas. This time everybody has learnt their lessons and 2021 will pack Trible HH forever. Unfortunately, he would have destroyed the chances of our ton.ga brothers for a long time to come, all because of his failure to apologise now and since 2006. It does not matter what other good credentials he may have if there re any at all. And the underfive boy is just as bad as, if not worse than the PF lies, he will be as corrupt too, if not worse. The signs are clear as mineral water.
Bizwell Mutale is way off the mark. Tribe cannot be a factor in choosing who our next president shud be. Competence is all that matters, becoz we cannot see it in the current one.
SM, unfortunately that is the legacy which underfive Trible HH has imposed on us all. Too late to change!!
The illegal Zesco salary has gotten to someone’s head!!!
WHY IS THE PRESIDENT ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON, PLEASE SHOW SOME LEADERSHIP!
Can some one who knows tell us the general election voting paterns of people in laupula for the time PF came into
The fact that most Zambians have propensity to vote for either their tribesman or tribal cousin is very evident. To limit this vice only to the southerns is very fallacious and myopic thinking, and will not take us any where. What sunday chanda should be giving as are the reasons why his candidate is better than the other, because he cant prove that all Tongas vote for HH only an account of tribe – how about if I also think he supports his candidate because he is a tribal cousin, and that he is , above all, paid to do this?
It is a mark of a failed leadership that instead of telling us how they will solve our economic problems, they are busy telling us why we cannot vote for a particular person (who coincidentally happens to be their biggest threat) becoz he is from a certain tribe. Have balls and discuss the economy!!
I am from Eastern province, but l cannot vote for a failure becoz he happens to come from the same province as me.
What a dimwit! The PF and this Sunday Chanda sycophant are now using tribe as their campaign tactic to get some votes from the Bembas and their Easterners cousins. If people can’t see through this type of dangerous narrow path then we are doomed as a country and you might as well say goodbye to the abused One Zambia One Nation mantra. They are stooping so low to use reverse psychology to promote tribalism against HH and the Tongas.
The country must have gone to the dogs because there was a time in the history of Zambia when a public official who spewed this kind of vomit pretty much spelled doom to their political career. I thought this kind of talk was even illegal in Zambia, wasn’t it? The guy should be arrested for tribalism and inciting ethnic violence.
How do you expect such…
…How do you expect such an integrated country like Zambia with integrated office employees and home to have a conversation like what this guy can shamelessly discuss in public? How uncomfortable could such a conversation be even in a bar?
For the record, regional voting for a particular party is not the same as tribalism that this dude is shamelessly promoting. For example tell me how many UPND MPs are from Muchinga; Luapula or Eastern province? Or even worse to use this guy’s logic, how many Tonga MPs are from those regions? It would be really weird if a Tonga guy beat Michael Sata in his home village or province on votes, the reverse is true. The X-factor of Zambian politics will always be the big regions like Lusaka and Copperbelt (Kitwe and Ndola) and Livingstone to some extent…
….The X-factor of Zambian politics will always be the big regions like Lusaka and Copperbelt (Kitwe and Ndola) and Livingstone to some extent where many people from all over the country come and work and reside and have different educational backgrounds and levels and socioeconomic economical status; and people are more progressive. The regional and countryside will always vote on ‘tribal’ lines because the people on the ballot are always those who hail from that region. It happens even in advanced democracies like India and in the West. But this here is downright dangerous ethnic violence stuff!
Ruling party does not rule forever. Imilandu Taubola. PF
This, our choice is UPND.
Ba Sunday Chanda, the tribe thing is only going to take you so far before it crumbles on your face, because tribe cannot fix an economy or make people’s lives better. PF is becoming too arrongant for its own good that is why people are cheering for seer1 to fix you guys. This level of thinking and reasoning should not be entertained.
To wish and only think that until your tribesman ascends to Republican President of Zambia that when you will start thinking straight is like someone poorly planning that i will only invest once am retired, its a waste of time and in many instances such people die miserable leaving their children to suffer more.
In its current state UPND is HH and HH is UPND, this is very dangerous and a as result others cant support even if they face economic challenges. They know that once they support HH, they are supporting a tribe period. The problem which with this is Zambians dont and will never trust HH because he has hidden agenda to only come support Tongas. Why have many seasoned politicians abandoned him, and you expect an ordinary person to trust him, patali.
Where is the leadership to stop this rotten speech on another tribe in this country? Where is the voice of reason to unify the nation? where is the leader when his own clowns are pushing for division? His loud silence in circumstances like this is the measure of the leadership qualities of this president! This is the time he should have stepped to the plate and made a stand on the matter. The silence is proof the he does not deserve to occupy Plot One! The divisive and thieving government must be booted out in 2021 and all the thieves brought to book. I cant believe that this beautiful country should regress in this manner under this clueless and myopic leadership toying with the peace which is the soul of our nation.
IF “the office of the President of the Republic of Zambia is of a national character and transcends the tribal and regional partisanship”, WOULD THE PRESIDENT HAVE SAID TO THE PEOPLE OF KATUBA OR OTHER PLACES DURING BY-ELECTIONS, “GIVE ME SOMEONE TO WORK WITH SO THAT I DEVELOP YOUR AREA?” FROM THIS OFTEN REPEATED STATEMENT IT FOLLOWS THAT THE PF GOVT CANNOT DEVELOP AN AREA WHOSE MP IS FROM THE OPPOSITION.
FOR EXAMPLE, LESS A FORTNIGHT AGO, MAMA WINA ANNOYED DERRICK LIVUNE WHEN SHE TOLD RESIDENTS OF KATOMBORA THAT THEIR AREA HAD NOT RECEIVED ANY DEVELOPMENT OR RELIEF FOOD BECAUSE THEIR MP BELONGED TO THE OPPOSITION. FROM THESE BLATANT UTTERANCES, IT IS CLEAR THAT THE OFFICES OF THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT AND HIS VICE ACTUALLY HAVE NO NATIONAL CHARACTER!!!
These witches and wizards can’t say anything about themselves. The days are coming when you will scamper in different directions when hour comes.
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