Friday, June 14, 2024

Recent resignations by opposition UPND councillors shows they have no confidence in the leadership

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Charismatic Voice Executive Director John Mwendapole has said that the recent resignations by opposition UPND councilors shows that the people at grassroots have no confidence in the party’s leadership.

Reverend Mwendapole has appealed to more Members of the opposition political party to stand up for their rights and refuse to be used by their leaders for political expedience.

In a walk in Interview with ZNBC news today, Reverend Mwendapole reminded UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema that it is only God that chooses leaders adding that no matter what he plans to do, if it is not from God he will not succeed.

He has further advised the UPND Leader to manage his political ambitions ahead of the 2021 General Elections.

UPND Councillors in various parts of the country particularly in its perceived strongholds have been resigning to join the ruling Patriotic Front.

36 COMMENTS

  1. Any interview on that pit latrine network , ZNBC belongs in the you know where ??

    ” The chawama pit latrine.”

    This is what lungu wants you to watch by banning other private media like prime tv.

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    • Councilors are remaining with just 1 year for their term to come to an end and they are on a K3000 monthly salary not entitled to a gratuity like their MP counterparts, the possibility of a third party offering more than they will get in the remaining year is high,these are all political gimnastics am sure someone somewhere is trying to play the popular card , it might work for them but the economic performance is the deal breaker.

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    • In a walk in Interview with ZNBC news today, Reverend Mwendapole

      WHEN YOU SEE IN A WALKING INTERVIEW WITH ZNBC JUST KNOW ITS ANOTHER PRAISE SINGER, some time back an opposition leader tried a walking interview, how many remember the charge for trespassing? When and who is right person to walking in pa znbc?

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  2. In UPND don’t believe that God almighty gives leadership regardless of the circumstances them they believe in Brenthurst families only.

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  3. MR. P U ARE A LIE. UPND DOES BELIEVE. AND THESE SO CALLED MEN OF GOLD ARE BRIEFCASE CONMEN WHO ARE HIDING IN THE NAME OF GOD. FOOLISH.PF PAYS ENTICE THEM TO RESIGN AND DUMP THEM.

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  4. As we go towards 2021, there will be more commodities, they will be bought like buns. Economy is hurting everybody

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  5. Haha can you see how quiet it is on this article? Clear proof that the majority of bloggers here are sadist diasporans who support the regional party and come from a certain region or rather were from a certain region in Zambia before the cowards decided to seek asylum abroad. The upnd members lost confidence in that wannabe bally decades ago but they can’t remove him cause he a stubborn dictator who bankroll the party using funds from gay organisations. Kz

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  6. True, economy is terrible, so it will be a buyers market. The strategy is to weaken what are called strongholds for others. So they will continue purchasing these councilors with our money of course

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  7. The diaspora brought in 106 million dollars in remittances in 2018 and that is free foreign exchange for you to buy expensive whiskey. What beef have you got with those who have to work or settle in other countries?
    Give us a break.

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  8. RESIGNING TO JOIN THE PF – MORE LIKE : THEY WERE PAID OFF BY PF TO JOIN THE PF ! PF WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO ENSURE THEY STAY IN POWER AND IF THAT MEANS PAYING MILLIONS TO UPND OFFICIALS TO GET THEM TO RESIGN THEY WILL DO IT…….

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  9. Don’t worry about this paid up Reverend Mwendapolo. We know such tactics in the political arena. Perhaps the Reverend is not well informed about the division in Kitwe PF, why are they not airing the wrangles on ZNBC? The answer is very simple, it’s politics at play. They are trying to underscore our strength in Western province. The PF government has dished out large sums of money to go round the country and pay the councilors si that they resign from the UPND party. Councilors are not handsomely paid when they see tuma K60k pay cheques, they grab them desperately as last opportunities to have such amounts of money. Bally and team are working tirelessly to bring sanity to the party before general elections. PF government and uncle Lulu are evil people. Meanwhile PF must go!

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  10. Okay ..we are in terraces watching this fight within UPND. I think the councilors have a valid reason as to why they are leaving HH and UPND. Is it a sign that UPND is cracking or that PF is buying them? If PF is buying them then it shows how untrustworthy UPND councilors are and this portends scathing loss in UPND strong holds in the 2021 elections.

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  11. Useless analysis even before I read it. Who doesn’t know that is happening. Pf government is a government run by heartless bunch of people who are ready to do anything to paint a picture that they are still popular. But time will catch up with them soon, since they are used to corruption I know they will ” NOT MANAGE TO CORRUPT TIME”. I want the world to know that me & my family we will not be fools to vote for pf again! No never again.

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  12. PF government is using covid-19 donations to bribe UPND councilors and mps. Uncle Lulu has run out of ideas and is desperate to win the elections even though he is not eligible to stand. Lulu is trying hard to push himself but we shall bandle him and throw him into a bottomless pit to join the dragon and serpent. These evil people are enemies of progress. They have stolen more and enough is enough. Thieves must be chased away. PF must go!

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  13. Yaba…oh yaba…as BR Mumba Snr would say. Upnd supporters believe no one can resign from their party-so no one is allowed to have a divergent view or question the leadership?? If you think on those lines then PF has given you money??? It’s upnd way or no way-doesn’t that sound like a dictatorship or facism?? And supporters don’t question this trend, isn’t it fanaticism strongly based on regionalism??? If another party wins an election then it’s rigged?? Upnd is in serious confusion and in need of leadership shake up. Hh’s strategy was to instruct all mps, councillors and ward representatives to boycott any interaction with PF GRZ. This has alienated the party from its grassroots as the crucial political representative-GRZ relationship that is meant to uplift communities has not…

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  14. …taken place. Another failed strategy by upnd leadership that is forcing members to think otherwise-that’s why western and N/W provinces are looking toward PF. Since 2015, hh and his upnd have been focused on tarnishing the character of ECL and PF-neglecting the crucial part of how they would provide alternative policies that would better the nation. 2021, very bleak for upnd….

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  15. Let’s pretend Mwendapole is right, but also ask ourselves these questions;
    1. If different members of the party have no confidence in UPND’s leadership why is it only ward Councillors resigning?
    2. I have read a copy of every letter from the councilors who resigned and none of them has cited ‘no confidence in leadership’ as the reason for resignation. Why are they unable to say it if it is lack of confidence in UPND’s leadership?
    3. No sooner had councilors resigned, than they were paraded at PF offices and dressed like clowns. Care to explain?

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  16. Inflation at 15.7%(MMD 6%), Fuel per liter K14(MMD K7), Exchange rate to a dollar K19(MMD K6), Mealie meal price K200 plus(MMD K30), Reserves 1.9 months import cover(MMD 4 to 5 months), And a councilor is running towards the fire

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  17. Finally the people at the grassroots have started seeing that there’s no future in the opposition party. Their eyes are finally open. We will welcome you on board PF with our very jovial and very forgiving President who believes in Christian values.

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  18. Pluralist

    Pay no mind to that KZ ,
    Who is chewing stolen money off the backs of suffering Zambians who are struggling to get even 1 meals a day……..

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  19. They are leaving because KAIZER ZULU is bribing them but these councillors will realise late that they have been conned by KAIZER.

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  20. More by-elections, wastage of tax payers money while the economy is in ICU
    What do you expect from PF and ECL who are another covid-19 pandemic to Zambia.
    Quarantine the PF in 2021 .Zambia needs to stop this spread of this pandemic

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  21. @ independent lady who doesn’t think independently, please note that democracy is not cheap. If you think democracy is expensive then try dictatorship under upnd.

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  22. @ KZ It is your character that should be more persuasive than multitudes of meaningless words. This site will not insulate you from your character widely known in Zambia as a rogue. – Diasporan
    @Mr P. Beware the sovereignty of God is not subject to his creatorial works – Pharaoh was raised by God to enslave jews in Egypt, where do Zambians fit in your assertion.

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  23. I wonder why people even respond to bloggers of questionable character, it is these same characters who have turned councilors into vitumbwa. I don’t belong to opposition but I know that we are busy in the market buying. After all economic indicators show that they have brought the country to its knees, it is survival strategies now, buy them off

  24. Best bloggers of the year :

    1. Kaizar Zulu aka KZ
    2. Nine chale
    3. Spaka and munadekhane (tie)

    Worst bloggers of the year :

    1. Kongola twibe ( irritating)
    2. Tarino orange ( boring lacks innovation)
    3. Roy mudenda ( vulgar old school )

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  25. 2021 is BETWEEN HH and whoever PF will field. So its either UPND fresh start or continuity with PF. Zambians will assess for themselves and make an informed choice, hopefully through “FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS”. SO no need to stress or bring in GOD here. GOD has nothing to do with elections. GOD gives us the will to decide our destiny. Life will still continue with PF or no PF…..Just like we had UNIP and MMD in the past. By the way a political party is just a club…RESIGNATIONS ARE NORMAL….A FEW RESIGNATIONS DO NOT NECESSARILY SHOW NO CONFIDENCE..SOME OF THESE RESIGNATIONS ARE INDUCED….Anyway let me get back to REAL LIFE and TAKE CARE OF MYSELF THE BEST WAY I KNOW HOW….. FAKE KZ OVER TO YOU..AT LEAST YOU EARN A LIVING BY BLOGGING AND DEALS…

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  26. I honestly cannot believe this religious stupidity any longer, this is madness. I mean, if it was the God of Rev. John Mwendapole’s God that selected or elected Chagwa Lungu, then he can go to hell and hang with his Lungu and his God. Any God who imposes such a stinking thieving alcoholic as president to damage the country so bad is the devil and MwendaSlow can keep that God to himself.

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  27. Mwendapolepole … Is slow in everything. Don’t take him too seriously!
    There is an important lesson for all Zambian voters here. We must stop electing POOR people to public Office! They easily get compromised or bought for a few pieces of Silver. Let’s elect people with proven personal success of wealth creation and employing a minimum of 500 fellow Zambians. Apart from this first qualification, they must be well mannered, must exude wisdom when they talk, should be knowledgeable about how an Economy works and runs. Electing poor leaders is the main reason Zambia remains very poor!!!!

  28. Others are resigning but some of us are now joining…

    Will be getting my UPND membership card soon…

    I’m impressed with the man of late, he has shown maturity and love for all Zambians, however I still believe his inner circle of advisors, MPs, senior Party officials are a problem.

    Let it be a peacful campaign, no violence or insults from either side.

    Lets go with HH 2021!

  29. Diaspora Lady , you are the people KZ insults… ARE U ON EARTH OR JUPITER….ATI Christian values my foot…..You are ladies who buy anointed oil….Pretenders

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