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NDC splits as Kambwili rubbishes his expulsion

Headlines NDC splits as Kambwili rubbishes his expulsion

Deep confusion has erupted in the opposition National Democratic Congress with only a few months to go before the August general elections. The party through its Secretary General Bridget Atanga earlier today announced that it has expelled its Leader Chishimba Kambwili for differing with the Opposition Alliance’s decision to settle for UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema as its sole Presidential Candidate for the August 2021 general elections.

Mrs. Atanga announced Mr Kambwili’s expulsion at a media briefing in Lusaka today adding that the party will go ahead and work with the UPND Alliance.

Mrs Atanga who was flanked by Lusaka Province Party Secretary Joseph Kasonde and Roan Member of Parliament Joseph Chishala among others said Party Vice President Joseph Akafumba will act as Party President.

She stated that Mr Kambwili has not been acting straight over the issue of Mr Hichilema as the Alliance’s presidential candidate.

“When Mr Kambwili returned from the UK, I went to visit him and he openly told me that he cannot work with Mr Hichilema as President and that it would be better he went back to the PF,” Mrs Atanga said

The opposition Alliance yesterday resolved to rally behind Mr Hichilema as the sole presidential candidate ahead of the August elections, a decision Mr Kambwili has disagreed with.

But Mr Kambwili has rubbished his expulsion from the NDC as null and void describing it as a joke.

Speaking at a media briefing later today m. Mr Kambwili said the five Central Committee Members led by Vice President Joseph Akafumba did not follow the party Constitution in expelling him and has warned that they risk being expelled.

Mr Kambwili said the NDC Central Committee will on Saturday meet to discuss matters surrounding the UPND Alliance and agree on the way forward.

“You cannot have small ants fighting a Lion. This is a joke!”

He said the NDC Constitution stipulates how a President can be expelled adding that the reasons advanced by the party do not make sense.

“Firstly, only a full NEC can meet to expel a President and atleast 80 percent of those present should agree with that motion and before that, the President is charged and written to and he has to be heard before any decisions is taken and clearly these people didn’t follow that procedure,” Mr Kambwili said.

Mr Kambwili has clarified that he is still Party President and has not been expelled.

Mr. Kambwili has also advised Zambians to treat the statement by NDC Vice President Joseph Akafumba as baseless.

He said the decision taken by the five members that announced his expulsion does not represent the views of the NDC.

Mr. Kambwili has advised Mr. Akafumba and his team to carry out a risk assessment before starting a war.

Mr. Kambwili has also advised those willing to leave the party and join the UPND to do so in peace and not cause any confusion.

He said the decision to call an Alliance as the UPND Alliance is an insult to the NDC which should not be tolerated.

Meanwhile, NDC youths led by its Youth National Chairman Charles Kabwita have backed Mr Kambwili.

“As NDC youths, we’ve always put national interests above self and patronage. In continued efforts to see a better Zambia today and tomorrow, we retain our commitment to respect opinions made by leadership within and outside NDC. It is diversity in opinions that presents an opportunity to us and everyone to understand someone’s mind, plans, intentions and abilities. It is now clear that some of our leaders in NDC, led by our vice president, Mr. Akafumba, have always had intentions to work with UPND at all costs,” Mr Kabwita said.

“We have always been committed to the alliance as NDC youths too. However, we differ on certain grounds from Veep and his team. We can work with UPND and any other political party with mutual understanding and benefits. Above all, the nation that we wish to serve.”

“It’s extremely unfortunate that our colleagues in the UPND want us, NDC, to contest elections under the UPND umbrella. Foregoing the NDC flag. On contrary, an alliance must be all-inclusive. When NDC fields a candidate at any level, UPND must not but rather support that candidate.”

He added, “In the same event, when UPND fields a candidate, NDC must not challenge that but support that candidate. Just like we did in Roan Constituency.”
As NDC youths, we remain committed to NDC and the party president Dr Kambwili. We respect the opinions of the Veep and his team but we do not agree with them at all costs. It is a very unfortunate eventuality.”

“The same wrangles that the alliance has led NAREP into with same conditions, are the same they wish to see us go into. When Mr. Nyirenda refused to be bullied by HH, his vice, Mr Maboshe rose to expelling Mr Nyirenda and claimed to cling on to the Alliance. It’s the same systematic route being used on us.”

Mr Kabwita said Dr Kambwili has refused to be bullied in accepting one sided conditions while Mr Akafumba has gathered some members to do just like what his NAREP counterpart did.

“It clearly appears someone is sponsoring and championing this agenda of a one man lead alliance. As NDC youths, we remain steadfast and committed to Dr Kambwili and wish to distance ourselves from the Veep and his team.”

He charged that Dr Kambwili remains the party president and iconic flag bearer.

“As NDC youth National chairman, I call on all youths to remain calm, not issue any statement, bad or good as we wait for guidance from our president and NGC leadership.”

53 COMMENTS

  1. I should believe HH doesn’t want to be opposed in his decision making. He has bought those few selfish just like him to expel CK.
    You truly never learn brotha.

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  2. CK is bad news. He was going to destroy the UPND Alliance from within. Now he is free to go back to his PF Vomit. Becoz of his legal cases CK is being held captive lest the State Captured Courts will sentence him to jail. CK has taken the bait and is now a PF Prisoner. HH and the UPND Alliance should be smiling 4 getting rid of bad rubbish and a Sellout of note.

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  3. In the first place the expulsion by few members ofNDC of Dr Chisimba Kambwili from NDC is unconstitutional and therefore illegal.
    Secondly, are people fuuls not to see through the usual hh dictatorial tendencies? How can one entity be an alliance of entities. Mwalibo bupuba mu Zambia. For sure even people who went to the highest institutions of learning are blind to this? Like Nawakwi said in her video: hh would do anything to go to state house.

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  4. And Zambians want to trust this hh man for the highest position in the land.
    If Zambians make a mistake they will cry when they start disappearing and dying like rats. hh will be the worst dictator in Africa. We can see it. It’s so plain. But, nifilya beba muci Bemba ati, “Umwana ekalisha elyo anya”

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  5. Old Fat men behaving like immature brats, and those f00ls the upnd diasporans think that opposition can win in August? Nonsense. Pf is the only mature leadership in this country. They can rule in hh house not this country

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  6. Old Fat men behaving like immature brats, and those f00ls the upnd diasporans think that opposition can win in August? Nonsense. Pf is the only mature leadership in this country. They can rule in hh house not this country. Kz

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  7. When I say pf is here to rule for next 100 years upnd diasporans throw insults. I mean just look at the confusion in opposition. Even my young daughter in primary is more mature.

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  8. PF has been luring old Members back into the fold. CK,Guy Scot, ABC and KBF I hope have been invited back into PF. CK has dying to go back home to PF. The “true Greens” are being rehabilitated into their old home. Let’s gope5 CK is going to be rewarded by being appointed Running Mate to ECL. Bon voyage CK!

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  9. CK has been fyantard and bought by lungu…….

    NDC with out an alliance with the largest opposition party will go nowhere…….

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  10. No wonder the silence.
    This is a tip of the iceberg.
    Just how has he been hammered my the court cases?
    Any how CK is a Zambian and we will honor his decision.
    So he kicked out Musenge and now they want to kick him out.
    Mapolitics yapa Zed.
    I am watching this space.

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  11. Let him go join mutale mwanza as a fired useless loud mouthed f00l. And these are the guys who think they can rule our country? Lost souls who are in it for themselves. Some people say kaizar is rude and too tough but can you blame me when we have clowns like these? This is why some people deserve to be punched and round kicked. This man kambwili has been calling our president almost every evening begging. He thought he was bigger than pf. As we speak I have even started dealing with the logistics of our celebrations in August because all signs show we have won. They will say Kaiser rigged and yet they lazy without a message. The only I have rigged are your wives hahaha

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  12. The other f00l has proclaimed himself leader of an alliance that doesn’t exist hahaha. These are the people that need slaps. As I blog I am just transferring salaries for all my companies. The economy is doing well and those I employ are getting pay rises. What have you diasporans ever done for the relatives you left here who I employ ? The only thing you do is visit and make noise in your fake accents like mutala mwanza- init init mate,kwati uIenya

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  13. The other f00l has proclaimed himself leader of an alliance that doesn’t exist hahaha. These are the people that need slaps. As I blog I am just transferring salaries for all my companies. The economy is doing well and those I employ are getting pay rises. What have you diasporans ever done for the relatives you left here who I employ ? The only thing you do is visit and make noise in your fake accents like mutala mwanza- all we hear is init mate,kwati uIenya

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  14. How can a can a party with one
    Member of parliament start demanding position in alliance?
    And that MP is also ready to be in alliance. Mr kambwili and saboi
    Just rejoin PF as you have very
    Little following.

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  15. Politics of the stomach. Never trust a politician. Instead of concentrating on fighting a common enemy who we desperately need to remove before this country completely goes to the dogs, greed has prevailed. Sad

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  16. flag UPND is way bigger than NDC...but Kambwili is too proud to submit to the implications of that vast difference in numbers between the two parties.

    Kambwili must swallow his pride…UPND is the strongest and biggest opposition party… NDC has very few votes to bring to the table. And that one NDC MP came about because UPND, in the spirit of forging an opposition alliance, chose not to field its own candidate…and just back the NDC guy. It makes to have HH as the alliance President…and, call it the UPND alliance!!!

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  17. Anyway wind of change is coming. Whether CK is onboard or not, people will still make their voices heard. We are tired of high corruption & and cost of living.

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  18. You still trust the current government, then shut up and stop complaining. Let others who want HH or any other leader to lead this nation into prosperity. Let people make their own choices. God knows the next president, it could be president Lungu if he could illegally go for a third term, or HH if the selfish people stopped accusing HH who is not selfish or it could be any person that could change the economy of this country for better. .

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  19. Looks like we are stuck with PF bandits for a very long time 2021 and beyond till we find proper opposition not these morons HH,Kambwili,Nevers Mumba etc…all useless

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  20. All the other opposition Presidents have no chance of becoming President of the Republic. The only person who has a realistic chance is HH, not sure where these other opposition leaders are getting their sweet dreams from. And the way Mr Lungu has failed where all positive economic indicators he found are now in negative and even before Covid, the August elections should be a no contest.

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  21. This is not an insult but I think the dallest politicians are in Zambia especially the opposition, if they all have good ideas to advance the country, why not regroup and mount a serious challenge to remove the PF that has clearly failed, refer to the negative economic indicators. None of all these chaps has a chance to be Presidents except the leader of the UPND, and they want this man to abrogate this to them. Yes democracy allows any Jim and Jack to form parties and want to become Presidents but it should make sense.

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  22. CK was crying for “true Greens” to be rehabilitated in their Party. Here is an opportunity to go back home and participate in the August 12, 2021. CK has great Campaign Skills which will add value to the PF Cause. With the PF Convention now in the Pipeline CK should be considered 4 a high Position in PF with 2021 Elections. Good luck CK!

  23. Ba UPND sure!! I remember when CK expressed willingness to work with HH they even prophesied that the end of the PF was nigh!! Now that the alliance is shaken, they are denouncing CK and boasting that they can do without him!!

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  24. I pity this kambwilis beautiful wlfe and very nice thick daughters. Such a father sure. That why they live in diaspora far away from his madness. Anyway my son is asking for kambwilis daughters number. Don’t shoot the messenger

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  25. CK should be happy that as a “true green” he is now going back home to PF. He has been in the wilderness for too long. ECL is eager to have CK back in in PF ranks in time 4 crucial Election Campaigns foe the August 2021 Elections. CK is going back to PF just in time 4 the Convention. CK should get himself elected to a higher position in PF and ECL should consider appointing CK Running Mate in the crucial August 12, 2021.

  26. The problem with Kambwili lacks humility and he thought he would finish Edgar Lungu but where is he today.

    These are little boys in men! Just one court case BP shoots up.

    We need Bally, shimbi ni shimbi real men chaiwa in shona.

    PF must go!

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  27. Kambwili not long ago stated that he was in favour of the alliance with UPND and that the most popular candidate would lead the alliance. Why is he turning around when it is apparent that HH is clearly more popular than CK? It will be better that Kambwili goes back to the PF where he is more popular than Lungu and the PF badly needs him now. KAMBWILI WENA GO TO PF!!!

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  28. I just had a funny thought. Imagine if kambwili became a stripper, dancing in his mankini. Twerking his black behind like a sumo wrestler. Ala naseka sana hahahahahahahahahaha

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  29. Kambwili is very right in what he has said and should expel those dull chaps from NDC. Hichilema just bribed them and they stop thinking. Theres the NDC constitution which must be followed page by page, not following dull Hichilema crumbs from the table. Kambwili should just expel those hyenas! Everything is working against Hichilema because hes very dull, selfish, dictatorial, self centered, criminal minded, tribal, crook, thief! So Zambians can see clearly that hes a wrong person for the highest public office in Zambia. And those Tongas who still think Sammy Hichilema can win on August 12, i feel pity, because he wont even reach the number of votes of 2016 when rigged in Southern province, and Upnd is poised to lose a lot of sits in its strong holds, hence become a minority party. Wina…

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  30. Imagine watching a split screen television depicting PF in one half in a calm atmosphere boardroom setting with Lungu presiding flanked by his party stalwarts and, in the other half of the screen the opposition parties brawling with one another and furniture flying all over the place with shouts “It must be me!…..No! It’s me!….You sold the mines!…. Sell out!…. You forged you’ll go to jail!…. Join them!….You stole!,,, It’s my party!…. Me first!….” You know a situation where all hell breaks loose because it’s…. Me!.. Me!.. Me!.. Me! all without end until voting day when it will be realized all the squabbling got all the attention than finding a solution as to campaign! Good luck with politics of greed with imbecilic behavior!

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  31. CK will go to jail if he doesn’t meet the targets set 4 him by ECL. The Priority for CK was to get himself appointed HH’s Running Mate in the 2021 Elections. The Plan was that closer to August 12, 2021 Elections CK was going to defect to PF leaving HH in limbo. CK was bought by ECL to destroy the UPND Alliance b4 defecting to PF. Both CK and ECL are in a dilemma as to how to proceed with the Plan now that it is exposed. The Priority for ECL remains to remove HH’s name from the Ballot Paper by any means. ECL knows that if HH is on the Ballot Paper will win the 2021 Elections even if he rigs the Elections. Zambians are Hungry and Angry 4 a change of Govt so even in PF strongholds people will vote for HH their only hope. Time will tell.

  32. The NDC as political has been infiltrated by the mighty PF and its leader has shown signs of giving up the last time he spoke of his huge legal bills etc that raised red flags. This was further made louder by GBM that Kambwili will be rejoining PF. Which ever way one looks at the situation CK is in a very tricky situation, he has an appeal awaiting hearing by the high court which is yet to be heard and now there is an uprising to ouster him the leadership so the man’s survival still hangs by a string any time it can snap. That confusion in NDC started the time Mwenya Musenge left the party and PF has managed to weaken it. In fact NDC has been fishing members from the pond controlled by PF and who can allow time knowing this is a crucial survival moment. CK should swallow his pride and…

  33. People that support HH refuse to see that he is a pure dictator. He bulldozed his way to the UPND presidency twice and now he wants his way to the Alliance presidency. Only me! Only a Tonga! I am the only one who can develop Zambia. Imagine such a person as head of state. He will even be personally appointing cleaners and security guards in Ministries and all GRZ institutions. All positions in UPND will be HH personal appointees since they came out of the so call General Assembly scam with only one position filled.

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  34. UNIP thought they could rule forever, where are they? MMD felt the same, where are they? History tells that change when inevitable will come. So this ya muyayaya on both sides will haunt them.

  35. Can leopard( imbwili) change its spots?, can a leopard change into a lion? why would a leopard AKA lion walk or play with fluffy( I presume for him fluffy him thinks its a dog breed) there is no such breed actually even a lion can also have fluffy fur, and have seen fluffy hyenas chase a lion off its kill too, for tumbwili fluffy wild dogs don’t count.

  36. CK has been bought by PF so he has no choice but to re-join PF to gain his freedom. CK is likely to be jailed by the PF Courts if doesn’t play ball with ECL. Furthermore CK is supposed to destroy UPND Alliance from within as HH’s Running Mate. It looks like the strategy for CK to become Running Mate of HH has fallen by the wayside. Now ECL will have to come up with new tricks to get HH disqualified from standing in the August 12, 2021. The idea is to convict HH in the State Captured Courts and then remove HH’s Name from the Ballot Paper. ECL is still desperately looking 4 a way to remove HH’s Name from the 2021 Ballot Paper thru a Court Conviction. Time is running out as Nomination Day is fast approaching.

  37. Reality is that CK is not against His Excellence HH being Alliance President, but that he wants to grow his his Party(NDC) to have parliamentary representation. However, the UPND and other Nashala neka( Briefcase) Parties are saying its difficult to register an Alliance under a new name as PF will work to block its registration hence adopting the UPND Alliance based on Numbers. My Analysis is CK Cries are Genuine, his NDC needs to grow by having parliamentary representation under its own brand, on the other i agree will not allow that alliance to be registered under new name. The options available therefore if NDC would need to be part of Alliance is choose CK to be running mate to HH under UPND umbrella but UPND Alliance must allow NDC on agreed decorum to field their parliamentary…

  38. The bigger issue for me here is why most of these guys who have worked closely with HH seem not to buy into his leadership credentials. The list is very long and keeps growing. Surely are all these guys reading the man wrong? HH should do better to influence his alliance partners and show concern when their parties undergo difficulty because of the same alliance he wants to lead. My vote is currently on ice.

  39. UPND GET RID OF THE STUPID MAN AND LET HIM TAKE HIS EMPTY POCKETS AND MAYBE 500 SUPPORTERS TO PF
    THEY DESERVE HIM CAUSE THEY ARE ALSO TICKS SUCKING THE LIVE BLOOD FROM OUR NATION

  40. KAIZER YOU BLOODIE SICK YOU STUPID MAN BRINGING OTHER PEOPLES WIVES AND CHILDREN INTO THESE CONVERSATIONS
    LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN WIFE AND CHILDREN AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY MAY TURN INTO
    SILLY STUP*D MAN YOU SICK IN THE HEAD YOU TICK SUCKING YOUR PARTY DRY AND WHEN FULL LIKE ALL TICKS WILL DROP OFF AND MOVE TO ANOTHER HOST .
    NICE ANALOGY DONT YOU THINK

  41. UNDER MODERATION ???????????
    FOR CALLING KAIZER STUP*D AND SICK IN THE HEAD FOR INSULTING OTHERS WIVES AND CHILDREN WHAT SORT OF MAN IS THIS
    LUSAKA TIMES YOU HAVE DOUBLE STANDARDS HERE >>>>>>>> INSULTING CHILDREN IS THE LOWEST OF THE LOW
    AND HE TALKS ABOUT HIS BUSINESSES AND PAY RISE TO EMPLOYEES AS THE ECONOMY IS GOOD… IT IS INDEED FOR HIM AS HE MAY BE SUCKING HIS PARTY DRY FOR ALL WE KNOW

  42. CK is not only a Convicted Felon but an Agent hired by ECL to destroy the UPND Alliance from within . In return CK has been promised that his Convictions in State Captured Courts will be quashed and has been paid an Agency Fee. With the recent devts the chances of CK being appointed Running Mate by HH have vanished. CK can no longer do the Ratchet job he was assigned to by ECL. The best CK can do is to go back to PF with his NDC Kambwili Faction and humbly apologize for Sins committed in the past and then seek freedom and accommodation within PF. Good luck CK!

  43. @GreenFlasky. I agree. I am actually shocked by most of the comments above that I find useless and unintelligent. There is no Alliance. The use of the word “Alliance” is just to hoodwink people which I find dishonest. UPND are trying obliviate NDC which will have no members as they would have joined UPND. CK-Run your party NDC. Ensure NDC participates in the coming election at Councilor, Mayoral & Parliamentary level. NDC does not need to have a Presidential candidate, given your current legal issues. 2026 will always come. FOCUS on where you started, the GRASSROOT Miners. You seem to have forgotten about them and stopped speaking for their issues!

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