Thursday, June 13, 2024

UPND has no plans to Dethrone Paramount Chief Chitimukulu

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United Party for National Development(UPND) has denied reports in the Daily Nation that the party has resolved to dethrone Chitimukulu as soon as they step into the corridors of power.

In a statement to the media, the party said that they will not directly respond to His Royal Highness Paramount Chief Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga II’s reported sentiments in the media through the media, but have placed themselves at the disposal of Chief Chitimukulu to summoned them for a candid discussion on the concerns raised.

Below is the full statement

As UPND, we try our best to skirt around from engaging our Royal Highnesses everywhere publicly. We hold them in high esteem as custodians of our diverse cultural diversity and as key partners in our holistic development agenda for Zambia. This includes even those who may be harbouring hatred against us and our leadership.

UPND, as a political formation, with a strong and committed membership that spreads across our country, are therefore perturbed to read words attributed to Mwine Lubemba, His Royal Highness Paramount Chief Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga II in today’s edition of Daily Nation newspaper (Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Vol 6 Issue 2659). If he surely said those words, we then don’t know exactly where this is coming from. We wish to appeal to His Royal Highness not to allow himself to become a tool of people with ulterior motives meant simply to divide our people through discredited and debunked tribal labelling.

As UPND, we are a political formation that reflects a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious character of our nation. We firmly believe in our national motto of One Zambia One Nation, not as a mere slogan to deceptively hide behind, while festering divisions through fomenting tribalism. We hold the motto, as taught by our national founding fathers (and mothers) as the rallying cry for national unity to drive holistic development equally and equitably to all our people across Zambia without fear, favour or ill-will.

Furthermore, we will not directly respond to His Royal Highness Paramount Chief Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga II’s reported sentiments in the media through the media. We hold him in high respect as one of our Royal Highnesses. We are at his disposal to be summoned to address his concerns candidly as is befitting his status in society.

We will always respect Traditional leaders because they have a serious role in people’s livelihood, as they are there to use their respected voice which is always appreciated to facilitate and guide their subjects for sustainable development and foster unity.

We have in the past demonstrated our commitment and love to some of our traditional leaders in the country, at the time we felt they were neglected and not respected by the government.

42 COMMENTS

  1. The orchestrated campaign to induce hatred against UPND and Northerners is gathering momentum. Soon people who have lived side by side will be killing each other. What happens in homes where we have Bemba-Tongas and Bemba-Lozis?

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  2. What they should be trying to do is dethrone their demigod ruler for life emperor HH. Therein lies their problem and why they can’t win an election. Imwe I am asking for hh, what is the best cure for constipation? He is suffering from election constipation

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  3. What they should be trying to do is dethrone their demigod ruler for life emperor HH. Therein lies their problem and why they can’t win an election. Imwe I am asking for hh, what is the best cure for constipation? He is suffering from election constipation . Kz higher intelligence director

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  4. Yes indeed “ubufumu buchindika umwine”. Akuteka imbwa mano. PARANOIA chitimukulu.
    GMB resigned from Sata in support of Sosala. GBM joined HH because he also fought for Sosala so-called Chitimukulu.
    So can Chitimukulu start complaining now? It’s just paranoia.
    Remember it was Minister of Home Affairs Edgar Lungu who camped in Kasama when Sosala was fighting to be installed as Chitimukulu, it was Edgar.

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  5. If there’s any substance in this statement then I expect the UPND to take action against Mucheleka who is a senior member of their Party

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  6. If there’s any substance in the UPND statement then I expect them to take action against Mucheleka who by the way is a very senior member of their Party

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  7. The Late Michael Chilufya Sata was right on Sosala Kanyanta. He is not Paramount Chief Material. He has a TONGUE problem. Unfortunately, GBM has drawn him in the mud in which he is willingly wallowing! It’s like he now wants GBM’s perceived enemies to be his enemies and vice versa. A person can be naturally arrogant, argumentative and talkative but when they ascend to the throne, self-restraint must kick in. Most great chiefs and leaders speak rarely! KK should have abolished chiefdoms the way Nyerere did in Tanzania. Chiefdoms are keeping us in the tribal past!!!!

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  8. Who is the ugly angry woman in picture. I have always said there are no beautiful women in upnd. Ugly face ugly soul. Kz.

    Lusaka times editor if you were next to me I would have squeezed your balls so hard until you fixed this website useless

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  9. The UPND statement says : “We have in the past demonstrated our commitment and love to SOME of our traditional leaders in the country”……SOME, NOT ALL.

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  10. Phoenix news
    25 Feb 2020
    Governance, Elections, Advocacy, and Research Services GEARS Initiative has opposed the proposed formation of a Paramount Chiefs Council.
    A statement believed to have been issued by Paramount Chief Chitimukulu has circulated on various media platforms in which he is proposing the formation of their council which will include the Litunga, Chief Chitimukulu, Gawa Undi and Chief Mpezeni to be enacted by parliament and its role to include advising the president on various matters.

    I SUSPECT THE NON SUPPORT FOR HIS PROPOSAL FOR A COUNCIL OF PARAMOUNT CHIEFS IS THE REASON FOR HIS PARANOIA , IN THE FIRST PLACE WHEN THIS COUNCIL IS SET UP WHO WILL BE THE HEAD PARAMOUNT CHIEF? IT SEEMS SOME PEOPLE WANT KINGSHIP OVER PEOPLE THEY HAVE NO JURISDICTION OVER.

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  11. Phoenix news
    25 Feb 2020
    Governance, Elections, Advocacy, and Research Services GEARS Initiative has opposed the proposed formation of a Paramount Chiefs Council.
    A statement believed to have been issued by Paramount Chief Chitimukulu has circulated on various media platforms in which he is proposing the formation of their council which will include the Litunga, Chief Chitimukulu, Gawa Undi and Chief Mpezeni to be enacted by parliament and its role to include advising the president on various matters.

    I SUSPECT THE NON SUPPORT FOR HIS PROPOSAL FOR A COUNCIL OF PARAMOUNT CHIEFS IS THE REASON FOR HIS PARANOIA , IN THE FIRST PLACE WHEN THIS COUNCIL IS SET UP WHO WILL BE THE HEAD PARAMOUNT CHIEF? IT SEEMS SOME PEOPLE PEOPLE WANT KINGSHIP OVER PEOPLE THEY HAVE NO JURISDICTION OVER.

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  12. Why does he want everyone to bow down to his proposal for a council of paramount chiefs? ninshi balefwaya bu king olo shani?

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  13. Chitimukulu has nothing to do in life other receiving brown envelops from these PF corrupt leaders.

    Can’t he emulate the chiefs from South who are rich and don’t have time for trivial issues and are busy in farming and addressing their subjects concerns.

    PF must go

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  14. Lusaka times

    HH asks President Sata to stop bullying and tormenting the Bemba speaking people
    June 10, 2014.

    googuleni that article kanabesa mulopwe, igwe, igweee.

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  15. BA KZ PLEASE TAKE YOUR MADNESS SOMEWHERE ELSE AND DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE.U ARE TOO OLD TO BE BEHAVING LIKE A TEENAGER.I PITY U AND YOUR WIFE.

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  16. @Luapula premier
    UPND STATEMENT:We have in the past demonstrated our commitment and love to some of our traditional leaders in the country, at the time we felt they were neglected and not respected by the government.

    WHY TWIST SOMETHING RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES? UBUFI MULEKE.

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  17. There’s no smoke without fire. Upnd are crafty. They may have a plan to uninstall the paramount Chief chitimukulu after winning the 2021 general elections.

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  18. HH and UPND have no power, mandate and desire to dethrone Chief Mtimukulu. There is no value in dethroning this Chief. HH and UPND will be busy fixing the Economy instead worrying about such trivialities. Sunday Chanda and PF are fearing the loss of Power after their notorious Bill 10 died. PF knows that without Bill 10 law it is difficult for ECL and PF to win or rig 2021 Elections and thats why Sunday Chanda and other PF Officials are panicking. They even want HH to be barred to stand as Presidential Candidate for UPND next year.

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  19. Hh has committed political suicide by taking on the Chitimukulu. Mucheleka couldn’t have issued that statement without the blessing of hh and those tonga hardliners. Forget about the bemba vote, donkeys!!

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  20. This Northern caucases tribal bigotry of doing everything possible to smear the UPND with all manner of sleaze will not hold this time around. Sata and Chagwa’s PF has virtually paralysed the country with a brand of Mobutuism unseen since the Zairian chimbwi stinker! Now to cling on to power, they want to smear other with these faeces of theirs of tribalism. Well, just wait and see, it PF rigs and retains power this country will be split right aling the line of rail with the Western half going it alone. You can also find a different name for your country because you wont have access to the Zambezi any longer. You could actually call your new country Katanga L, wityh “L” standing for LWANYA!

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  21. Chitimukulu is an embarrassment. A whole chief quarreling with subjects on social media! Ban chiefdoms! They have become personal fiefdoms

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  22. Now i know why we are at this stage. Surely this can’t be a paramount chief. Such mentality from a traditional leader is uncalled for.

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  23. I am trying very hard not to insult the so called paramount chief but he has made me angry in short. His utterances are inflaming to say the least.

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  24. They’re not even in power and they’re talking of dethroning Chiefs! What a dangerous clan of clowns. (HH) is a dirty crook

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  25. Another scheme by the PF to promote tribal division. They have nothing to offer the people.
    Only hardcore blind cadres support the PF.
    Most Zambians are eager to kick out these PF cooks.

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  26. We should always think about the effect on the masses not just the individual you hate. Should i hate bembas just because one i.d.i.o.t fails to love them? No wonder why some individuals like Trump demeans a black man because he is so intolerant towards his own kind.

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  27. UPND do you form a government without winning an election, better you go out and win a following from the electorate than sit at home and think of forming a government , that is a joke of the year when you see people resigning from your party just know that you are losing ground.
    Go and do good to the people and out do your opponent strength is in numbers that is my advice to those in politics , I will be watching you chiefs are very powerful with their subjects better to be with someone who has power.
    Mwanawasa after insulting the bemba people he found out how dangerous it was for him to rule he quickly went on to appoint a bemba to be his vice for a season however he quickly fired him because he didn’t like bembas

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  28. The Job of a leader is to do more of listening than talking! When a leader is too self-opinionated, thinking they are always right, how will such a leader accommodate the contradicting views of the subjects? How should wrangles in the Bemba Chiefdom distract the entire nation’s attention from more important national matters? Why should we get distracted by individuals who are egos are craving for recognition? With the many chiefdoms we have, can we afford to entertain wrangles in all these chiefdoms at the expense of national development? Why not de-gazette all Chiefdoms?

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  29. Hate is a contagious disease! Hate is irrational and explosive negative energy. Failure to contain it has led to needless loss of lives. Many wartorn countries started as peaceful nations. It took leadership failure to destroy those nations. Tribal Wars have never solved any problem. At the end of the day, we must all undergo “Intercultural competence training.” Peace is difficult to restore once lost because the bl00d of the slain is always crying for revenge, hence the soil is spiritually defiled by bl00dshed! Take care!

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  30. Muchibemba tulanda ati…”ichakunyele, tachilabwa”. Kabili chimbi ati, “uwakweba imfwa yanoko, mutanshi”. “Apakomaila nondo ninshi pali ubulema”. Kanshi, “prevention is better than cure”.

  31. I am beginning to doubt the authenticity… No wonder this article has received only 37 most of whom are PF cadres and Lunatics like PF. Check the views on Tayali , Lily mtz , Seer 1 , even ECL Facebook. In thousands…. Any way KK should have abolished chiefdom the way Nyerere did in Tanzania. Mucheleka is not HH. He is an individual who is also a royal. Go and convince the DISGRUNTLED YOUTHS to vote on TRIBAL LINES. That is where the deciding vote is.. I mean who is SOSALA. Some one who can listen to FOOLS like GBM…Ukutemwa Money. Be like Mwata. Very civilized… IF i were President TODAY, he would be the first on the chopping LIST…..
    KZ (Real one not that LUNATIC IMPOSTOR) and SUNDAY CHANDA, Pray very hard and rig hard. Come 2121 MUZIMUZIBA YESU…..

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  32. I believe you but what is your plan for getting into State House? Show us your STRATEGY and how it is being effected. Tulande ati manifesto. We dont want to replace PF with another PF.

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  33. Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Hey that Chitimukulu article has comments disabled (how cowardly).

    But I must be confused, is corrupt Chitimukulu now entering partisan politics and publicly declaring his support for his fellow corrupt Lungu, and declaring an ethnic political war against HH and UPND? He must have been given so much money and land in Lusaka. How sad! Every progressive Bemba should condemn this chief because he is bringing ridicule and disrepute to the throne.
    There’s an unwritten cardinal rule why chiefs are advised to stay out of partisan politics and hold their bias and dislikes to themselves. The simple logical reasoning being, their subjects are members of various political parties and affiliations. The 2nd being they are supposed to work with government of the day which changes hands between…

  34. I love this Chief! He really rattles some people’s cages with his free will. Can someone tell me if he has published any books;…I would like to buy them.

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  35. Support Bill 10 to prove you support Royal House of Chiefs.

    You can’t support them one way and then fraustrate the Bill that empowers them.

    You are still coming out short of credibility.

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