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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Resurrection: Fred M’membe is Back, Bold and Resolute than Never Before

Columns The Resurrection: Fred M’membe is Back, Bold and Resolute than Never...

By Amy Chilufya.

As the Socialist Party’s standing rises, we have also noted a growing pattern of lies being thrown carelessly around particularly on its presidential candidate, Dr. Fred M’membe – that’s tantamount to defamation. The question is, why the panic, why the fear – Nishi bane?

Indeed, there was a huge celebration in some corrupt circles when The Post was scandalously closed, liquidated. They thought they had fixed Dr. M’membe! They thought they had finished Zambia’s hero and champion for democracy. But lies will always remain lies; and the truth will always be the truth. We have read from a number of hate statements that: “M’membe was finished, was fixed with the closure of the Post”. But it is actually a mistake to draw such conclusions. The Post benefitted many people. The benefits of the post went beyond Dr Fred M’membe. The political and financial benefits that were accrued were not exclusively for the benefit of Dr M’membe. So the closure of The Post cannot be said to have fixed Dr. M’membe.

It fixed many people, that is why many people today still yearn for The Post, they still mourn for The Post. It was the paper that dug DEEP! Look at the corruption around today, the misuse of public resources, the high load-shedding, the lack of proper checks and balances we saw with the Post. Just last week 5 million USD was dished out by the PF government to pay Lazard, a French company for advise on how Zambia should restructure its debt. And in all this, we have never heard Dr Fred M’membe mourn for The Post. Actually, he never even talks about it. Pay attention to that.

Today, the matter around the closure of The Post is still in our courts of law, still being challenged because it was not rightly done. This we all know!. You cannot liquidate a company on an ex parte order that is without the other side being heard.

Dr M’membe as a shareholder and director of The Post is still in the courts of law through his lawyers seeking to be heard. And this is much so because the PF government led by Mr Lungu has ignored legitimate legal orders by the Revenue Appeals Tribunal to reopen The Post and have the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) tax figures reconciled with the accountants and auditors of The Post. The closure of The post is something that has been criticized far and wide, even by opposition leaders in the UPND. Why? Because it was unjust, blatantly unjust. So one must be out of his/her mind to celebrate the closure of The Post and see it as nothing but fixing of Dr. M’membe.

Dr M’membe had a life beyond The Post…he lived for many years without The Post and will live for many years without The Post. He did many things political and otherwise – before The Post and will do many more things political and otherwise after The Post. It is many years since The Post was closed and Dr M’membe is still there. More vibrant, more revolutionary more resolute, than ever before. So those who thought they had fixed Dr. M’membe, totally got it wrong. The truth is no one expected Dr M’membe to be running as presidential candidate in 2021.

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  1. I’ve no kind words for Fred because at one time he regarded himself as zambia’s kings makers hence he reaped what he sow. The so called socialist party is even far and unmatchable to the five times loosing Bantustan party (it’s him who nicknamed it)

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  2. Yes , I would rather vote membe than lungu…….

    BTW , Dr membe keep up the global sanitisation works highlighting lungus abuses on democratic rights of opposition

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  3. I am not a fan of Mmemb’s socialist ideology, so really I don’t want to waste my vote on his party next year. PF is equally not my favorite

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  4. Hahaha naseka sana. These are people who get 0 votes in their villages. Socialism in 2020 kuwaya waya fye. Why waste your energy and time on a desolate ideology. A champagne socialist Haha. Pf is here to rule for life. Don’t say I didn’t tell you

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  5. Resurrection from which grave? Fred Mmembe the wounds are still fresh in our memories for the pain you induced on us.

    Look what you championed for has brought pain and anguish to my people of Zambia.

    You campaigned for patriotic finished (PF) and here we are reeling from your wounds and you hated those whom today you’re seeking votes from.

    Twente Twente wanu (2021) not my vote for you.

    PF must go!

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  6. Fred M’membe is a citizen of the Republic of Zambia. He’s free to exercise the rights of a citizen, including the right to vote and to stand as a candidate himself.

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  7. Ba Fred balipwa. He’s no longer the force he was when the post was the most influencial voice in Zed. Edgar sorted him out where KK, FTJ or RB failed. Dream on bally, you have the right to express yourself. You are now merely a joker, a spent force that once called itself the “kingmaker”.

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  8. Any one is better than lungu……

    They saw , they listened , they danced then they were left with a unsustainable debt burden…..

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  9. The headline says it all: “bold and resolute than never before”. Indeed, never before!

    Fred’s only resolution it seems is to promote himself and nothing else. And now in his goofy Mao suits as if Mao was even a socialist (try communist, Fred!). Writing ridiculously long winded editorials and failing to pay your tax (…on the grounds of “socialism”?) does not make you some kind of working class hero! Got it?

    Honestly, if this is the best alternative to Lungu, give me the fire.

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  10. Rule of Law: Everyone is protected by the Constitution

    LOO of Law: You need Presidential Protection to exercise your freedom of speech

  11. Article 4 of The Patriotic Front Constitution reads: ‘The Party shall wage a relentless struggle against all domestic and international forces of reaction. IT SHALL FIGHT FOR THE ERADICATION OF CAPITALISM, with its offshoots; poverty, with its offshoots…’
    Article 4 of Mmembe’s Socialist party reads: To promote and defend the class interests of the Zambian workers, peasants, students, poor people, marginalised groups and progressive intelligentsia.
    To build a socialist state in Zambia.
    The PF is a hypocritical party that is failing to work according to its own constitution as Capitalism among its cadres is stronger than ever before.
    It has been said, ‘Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.’

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  12. AN IDEOLOGY IS BETTER THAN NO IDEOLOGY AT ALL! WITHOUT AN IDEOLOGY A PARTY IS LIKE ‘A CANDLE IN THE WIND’ ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS IN POWER. IT DOES DOES ANYTHING WITH THE POWER AND THE SCARCE RESOURCES OF THE NATION BECAUSE IT HAS NO DIRECTION. A GOOD EXAMPLE SUCH PARTIES IS THE ….

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