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Kambwili put an impossible demand on UPND Alliance; Sharing Parliamentary Seats and Being a Running Mate

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By Col Hamwiinde Munamunungu

CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI formed the Patriotic Front(PF) in the company of Michael Sata and was considered his right-hand man. Chishimba Kambwili understood Michael Sata and Michael Sata understood Chishimba Kambwili.

When Michael Sata formed his Cabinet, he made Chishimba Kambwili minister for Foreign Affairs implying one of his senior ministers.

Chishimba Kambwili didn’t last long there because he caused diplomatic mayhem. He was literally driving the diplomats mad because he didn’t treat them as special heads of States in Zambia (hence Presidents of their own countries).

Michael Sata moved him to Labor ministry where again he was now acting like a newly appointed Labor Commissioner trying to find his feet. Later he was moved to Youth and Sports to go and fight with the youths.

When Michael Sata died, Edgar Lungu still tolerated him and gave him Minister of Information and Propaganda. Here he messed it full time. He was now full time minister for anti Tonga as a tribe, and anti Hakainde Hichilema as a person and in his capacity as head of the UPND.

His height of hatred was epitomized in the saying “ even if you put Jesus Christ as your candidate against Hakainde Hichilema in the South , the Tongas would reject Christ “.

When he was dropped as Cabinet member by Edgar Lungu ,the President, Chishimba Kambwili refused to leave the Party despite the strong armed struggle mounted by the PF for him to leave. He stuck to PF for a long time.

To prepare his heavenly mansion Chishimba Kambwili appointed himself as National Democratic Congress (NDC) consultant, whatever it meant, and kept his PF membership card intact.

However an opportunity offered itself up and Mr Speaker received an appropriate opportunity to pounce on Chishimba Kambwili for his expulsion from Parliament. Chishimba Kambwili ranted at this expulsion and went to the courts. Had he vigorously persuaded his court issue he was going to win it.

Fast forward.

When he realized that he was becoming a political leper God reminded him that as Minister of Information then, he had broken many hearts of “cuundans” ( southerners) with “his Jesus Christ comparison “ and quickly and cleverly zoomed to “CUUNDU” senior Honorable Chiefs begging for their forgiveness and that of their subjects. All the Chiefs found favor with him but many known Tonga individual hearts forgave him but have not forgotten.

To sound that he was really born again he took on a tirade of personal attacks on President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and went on undressing him at each and every occasion that came his way. Edgar Lungu became his daily manifesto. To some extent this brought him support and popularity in the eyes of the public, especially in Luanshya on the Copperbelt.

This popularity appears was not enough to win him votes for himself or the party , NDC , he hijacked as Leader. When Roan constituency became vacant ( after his expulsion) he tiptoed to Hakainde Hichilema asking him not to field a candidate “ but support me, so that these PF chaps know that I Chishimba Kambwili is a power house.” Hakainde Hichilema unwillingly accepted to lend the United Party for National Development (UPND) support, but he, Hakainde Hichilema , too was castigated by his colleagues in the UPND leadership. Someone told Hakainde Hichilema ,” you don’t know Kambwili “. I am sure that now Hakainde Hichilema knows Chishimba Kambwili better than that day of his cautioning.

What has changed Dr Chishimba Kambwili to mellow down and become a pawn for the PF?

When he was a full time member of the PF serving under Michael Sata Chishimba Kambwili had gotten many government contracts with the mines and other quasi government institutions. This started building the economic status of the man and gaining a strong voice because he had the money, he had the public eye, he was a political heavyweight, he was a confidant of the President, he was a prominent founder member of the party and at one time, he felt being the alpha and omega of that political institution.

He grew up his image because his payments from government were regular and prompt and nobody could block them even when government coffers were running dry. If one followed it properly one would smell his contract payments were processed quickly or paid in advance of supplies.

When he thought he had arrived Edgar Lungu became annoyed and decided to plug off Chishimba Kambwili’s drain plug. Overnight Chishimba Kambwili was broke and became a weak soldier. In addition Edgar Lungu went on a fishing expedition and found a loophole in the records of his company profile of many years ago. Took him to the courts and found him guilty. Now Edgar Lungu was on firm ground to turn Chishimba Kambwili as his agent to penetrate through the bedroom of Hakainde Hichilema , Edgar Lungu’s erstwhile enemy.

“Agree to be his running mate and study Hakainde Hichilema’s weaknesses so that you ditch him especially after you become his running mate. Go on and pretend you’re 99.9% with him on his road to Damascus.” So he was couched by Edgar Lungu middle men.

By the way Chishimba Kambwili was sacked by Edgar Lungu because Chishimba Kambwili talked to his colleagues that he would challenge Edgar Lungu at the convention. He didn’t sack him because of corruption.

Now the whole picture of his betrayal has come out in the open. The main body of the NDC has expelled Chishimba Kambwili and given reasons to believe that Kambwili is “ a very difficult person to work with.“ He didn’t work well with PF, not well with Mwenya Musenge, not well with the Alliance, and not well with NDC executives.

Chishimba Kambwili put an impossible demand on the UPND Alliance of sharing parliamentary seats and of him being a running mate. He says it pains him to hear that Hakainde Hichilema was given the power to choose his running mate from either the UPND or from the Alliance members or from the outside. This pained him because he felt entitled to becoming such a one because “ after all, I have one MP.”
The NDC executives have said it all on social media with audios and I can’t add more.

I am really at a loss what Chishimba Kambwili would now say as a new member of the Edgar Lungu Patriotic Party after all that rubbish poured on their carpet and on the red carpet of Edgar Lungu.

What is next for Dr Chishimba Kambwili and who goes back with him to Edgar Lungu and PF ?

Let us wait and see

58 COMMENTS

  1. Most of our politicians have no shame….If Kambwili was a principled man, he’d not be jumping from one party to another. It’s politics of expediency and not principles/ideology. Hats off to the NDC leadership for expelling him from their party!

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  2. I honestly did not read the full article except a stupid and misleading heading. Just a professional advise; Hamwiinde next time just write an article and let us decide. What you may term impossible demand in you your myopic and narrow view, may be viewed by others as legitimate and reasonable demands. Kambwili has all rights to ask what he thinks he is wealth.

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  3. CK overvalues himself. He thinks he has the monopoly of being Clever. CK was naive to think HH would appoint him as a Running after being betrayed by Dr C Banda and GBM before. Any right thinking person saw that CK was not trustworthy and was likely to defect back to PF. This is what CK was trying to do under the direction of ECL. Thank God HH read the situation correctly this time around. ECL can try other tactics to undermine HH and UPND Alliance but the Defection to PF as a Running Mate of HH is dead in the water. CK should return to his PF roots and hopefully ECL will reward him accordingly.

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  4. The analysis of CK is really good even for a doubter who is trying to understand what the man is trying to play at! It seems like the same mold fits GBM and his sojourn with UPND. There is no humility being exhibited as the jostling for power continues in the opposition camp! It beats a lot of level headed minds why it has to be this nonsensical where common sense is supposed to preside and rather than waste the time of the citizenry the alliance talks must be suspended and if it is UPND that is the problem then let it be the first to pull away and face it alone, support could come from unlikely silent majority! How long will alliance replays be replayed? Sick and tired!

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  5. Bembas say ukupesha lunshi kunya pabili loosely translated “to trouble a fly sh!t in two places” CK is like an excited fly buzzing between two piles of sh!t.

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  6. Mr Colonel: this kind of approach and writing u have taken is dangerous especially that these elections may be the last UPND may compete as a strong contender if it does not get the presidency. Do not be selfish. Everyone is needed and the door should remain wide open. Admittedly an alliance may not work; it can only work at time of rerun as there will be only 2 candidates to choose from. At this stage, let it be for each party for oneself but God for them all.

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  7. CK has no value addition to UPND Alliance. He should just go back home to PF and enjoy the Vomit. CK is arrogant, unrealistic and not a Team Player.CK with his NDC Kambwili Faction will be well received in PF together with Guy Scot and ABC. Tongas can forgive but they will never forget those insults from CK. Good luck to the Tribalist in Chief.

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  8. Let’s face facts between HH and
    Kambwili who is popular? HH is
    Leading the biggest Opposition
    Party.Where as kambwili Is leading
    Second biggest Opposition party with Single MP in parliament. So
    What can Mr kambwili ask for?

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  9. But those demands should have been carefully considered by the untrusting HH and UPND.
    If UPND want to win on the Copperbelt and have a real shot at the presidency, that’s the most effective way, plus the alliance would have support from the most people.
    Give all Copperbelt sits to NDC, UPND gets Southern, Central, Western, North-Western and the strategise on Lusaka, Luapula, Northern, Muchinga and Eastern.
    Anyway UPND doesn’t have my vote.

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  10. CK is a wolf in a sheepskin so it’s dangerous to trust him. HH and UPND Alliance were very wise not to commit on allocation of MP Seats and on the Running Mate issue. After his experience with Dr C Banda and GBM it would have been unforgivable to make another mistake. Yes once beaten twice shy. Good lack HH and UPND Alliance.

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  11. The whole opposition is rotten to the core. They are all the same power hungry bigots. Zambia is lucky to have the stable leadership of e c lungu. August we are winning by 80 percent of votes

  12. The whole opposition is useless . They are all the same power hungry hyenas. Zambia is lucky to have the stable leadership of e c lungu. August we are winning by 80 percent of votes

  13. All having been said, I don’t think Jesus would win against Hakainde in southern province. I believe Kambwili!!

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  14. Tarino is nowhere to be seen. Enjoy your night shift wiping old people backside abroad . As for me I am sipping on a bottle that costs your annual wage.

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  15. HH cmapgned for NDC in road and they won…HH cannot refuse to allow NDC to contest in some areas…. kambwili just wants to frastrate HH at last hour and am sure the roan MP and vice president have much onformation the reason they acted so fast

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  16. What happened to the criminal sentence that was hanging over this many’s head? How did I miss it. As far as I remember he just appealed the conviction sentence. And as far as I can remember he is a convicted criminal.

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  17. Nanga ni Zambia ya nyoko?
    I have read this article fully and have come to judge that the writer is so bitter at CK and wants to make everyone believe that kleptoh² is okay with his maneuvers of swindling every one in the so called alliance again and again to gain the top spot at all alliances just like in the UPNDEAD. Bulldozing himself to the alliance top leadership just like in the UDA. Selfishly wanting to swindle the Cobra just like in the 2011 PF-UPND alliance. Well just know that when they start talking about alliances then ‘bola naikosa’. What kind of alliance would work without tradeoffs. See the kwindi cuundan is too selfish to serve.

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  18. Extremely misleading jibberish.
    I have read this article fully and have come to judge that the writer is so bitter at CK and wants to make everyone believe that kleptoh² is okay with his maneuvers of swindling every one in the so called alliance and gain the top spot at alliance just like in the UPNDEAD. Bulldozing himself to the alliance top leadership just like in the UDA. Selfishly wanting to swindle the Cobra just like is the 2011 PF-UPND alliance. Well just know that when they start talking about alliances then ‘bola naikosa’. What kind of alliance would work without tradeoffs. See the kwindi cuundan is too selfish to serve.

  19. Extremely misleading jibberish.
    I have read this article fully and have come to judge that the writer is so bitter at CK and wants to make everyone believe that kleptoh² is okay with his maneuvers of swindling every one in the so called alliance and gain the top spot at alliance just like in the UPNDEAD. Bulldozing himself to the alliance top leadership just like in the UDA. Selfishly wanting to swindle the Cobra just like is the 2011 PF-UPND alliance. Well just know that when they start talking about alliances then 2021 goes the mighty PF. What kind of alliance would work without tradeoffs. See the kwindi cuundan is too selfish to serve.
    CK remains popular among his supporters. With is flaws he can single handedly be more a saint than kleptoh²
    With a gun to my head, between CK and…

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  20. “He was literally driving the diplomats mad because he didn’t treat them as special heads of States in Zambia (hence Presidents of their own countries).”
    This narrative is incorrect diplomats ain’t like presidents of their countries. You write with diplomatic hate for an individual a.k.a satire. You ‘quindis’ wanted to use CK in the manner that you used unsuspecting GBM. Your characterisation of CK tells you wanted to use him. GBM brought you near to wining but because you’re too self centered, Zambians read between the lines and chose Ubuntu.
    There is nothing wrong demanding for some compromise in an alliance.
    Upndead, your selfishness will annihilate you.

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  21. For sure CK is more trouble than he is worth……even lungu won’t allow him near the control room of PF , I dont think.

    There was a story when he was foreign affairs minister, he turned up in London and demanded the Zambian ambassador arrange a meeting with the UK Queen…..

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  22. Halibelela Hukulusa.
    Hakalusa Himiku6
    HYangu Huyu.
    Hawe Hsure.
    Hkupapa Hfye.
    Htefya Hmumulopa.
    Hfyaku Hpatikishyafye.

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  23. I was prepared to vote for HH and CK , but with the turn of this greediness , I would rather not cast my vote. I cannot vote for Lungu for the third time and I cant vote for HH because he is not convincing enough. The past trail tells it all , Nevers , Miles Sampa, Mutati , Guy Scott , Maureen Mwanawasa have previously supported HH but where are they now? And now we see him leave CK in limbo , it’s a shame for Mr Intelligence.

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  24. CK overates himself and is naive to think that People don’t know that his Return to PF deal with ECL. HH and UPND Alliance were aware of the CK/ECL designed to destroy the UPND Alliance. No one trusts CK with “Running Mate ” relationship and the sharing of Parliamentary seats. The best CK can now do is to quietly return to PF and accept whatever ECL offers him to do. To CK we say good riddance and goodbye.

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  25. Finally Chishimba Kambwili has brought his political life to a halt. If he thinks he is popular, why doesn’t he go it alone. And why did the alliance want Chishimba Kambwili who is embattled in legal battles with a lot of healthy complications.

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  26. Political parties in Zambia are very strange, they only have one punishment for every offence which is expulsion. Look at KBF, Wynter, now Chishimba Kambwili. There is nothing like suspension, all punishments, heavy handed

  27. There is urgent need to raise the qualifications required for one to vie for Presidency. Kambwili, Lusambo and many others with big mouths don’t have the capacity for that job. Stop irritating us please.

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  28. HH is selfish, self-seeking, greedy, crook, double dealer, penguin hands , mislead, misinform, and Ba Bishop Chomba said he is a freema.sonry not fit to be president. With ba useless slogan ati fix it…No manifesto only with a useless 10point plan you jokers.

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  29. The problem with CK is that he has no Principles and believes in expediency in whatever he does. CK thinks he has a monopoly of knowledge and wisdom. His “Return to PF Deal” with ECL is being scuttled within NDC. The best CK should do is to lead his NDC Kambwili Faction go back to PF so that ECL could consider how best to accommodate him as he eats his humble vomit. No right thinking Zambian will vote 4 a Political Prostitute like CK. His Political Career is coming to an end. CK should enjoy ECL’s bribe while it lasts.

  30. HH is as desperate as a headless chicken. He does not know what to do. This man he is being paraded with in public is a convicted criminal and he should distance himself from him otherwise everyone will see no difference between him and Kambwili. And that has huge implications for HH, that he is not a serious man, he is just taking chances to go for head of state. My honest opinion is that we do not have a semblance of head of state in HH. Am sure Zambians are not going to have their own kind of Zrump. So for that reason PF are going to be firmly in the driving seat after august 2021.

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  31. Good Riddance for bad rubbish. CK is a Convict Felon who planted in UPND Alliance to cause disharmony. U trust CK at your own peril. Can u imagine if HH had made a mistake of appointing CK as a Running Mate and then he defects to PF a week b4 August 12, 2021 the Election Day? That would have been a disaster to HH and UPND Alliance and a boon to ECL. CK should just go back to PF and join the looting.

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  32. CK has unrealistic ambitions. As a Convicted Felon how does he aspire to be appointed a Running Mate by HH? CK shouldn’t be considered as a Running Mate to HH until his issues are settled in Court. ECL wanted HH to appoint CK as a Running Mate under UPND Alliance. Then 2 weeks b4 Elections CK would defect back to PF leaving HH and UPND Alliance in limbo. With this exposure that Running Mate appointment is dead in the water.ECL wanted CK to disrupt and destabilize the UPND Alliance close to the Election Date to his benefit. Chapwa. The scheme has been killed.

  33. WRITING ON THE WALL, KAMBWILI GOING BACK TO HIS VOMIT.

    The writings were on the wall that Kambwili was courting PF. Now that his scheme has been laid bear before announcing it has put him in an awkward position.

    It was noticeable from some of his antics which showed he was already in the night in bed with PF.
    He started by saying he would not speak for the Zambians because they don’t support him when in trouble and he immediately after that went quite. Did people support Jesus when he was standing for the people? He later came out of slumber and said general elections should be postponed due to COVID 19 but later denied. As if not enough he visits medical stores and cautions Zambians speaking against expired .medical supplies and drugs from Honey Bee.

    The series of…

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  34. Col. Munamunungu, where have you been hiding these analytical skills. I love the consistent logical flow in this article!

  35. If Chishimba Kambwili was so unreliable and unstable, then why did Hakainde Hichilema form alliance with his party? HH treated him like running mate all along giving the signal to people. He even arranged lawyers for him during his court case. Why? Didn’t HH realise that CK had got the message that he would be running mate?

  36. This is nothing but backstabbing a friend. Now don’t tell me that HH never meant what he indicated. He is still not sure that he can win the elections on his own. Therefore he is using all the tricks of the trade to get the opposition parties in his alliance. CK was left out because he would have become a threat within the alliance.

  37. Don’t defame others to hide your incompetence and fear. Simply accept that you need support of the opposition parties, but only the gullible leaders and not those who are strong and self made. You want slaves and not allies.

  38. Great work of imagination. You seem to have all the time in the world Hamwiinde Munamunungu. Why don’t you put it to some constructive work? Don’t trouble the people with your fantastic theories.

  39. This article is the biggest proof of fault lines in the opposition alliance. No matter what the opposition parties do, they won’t be able to defeat ECL in August. This infighting is digging their grave deeper day by day.

  40. Hamwiinde Munamunungu is out to settle some score with HH. This article though appears to support him, actually opens the cracks in opposition alliance and within UPND. I wonder where does he get so much hatred for people.

  41. Here comes the aspirant running mate. He is so happy that CK is not in the alliance. He can’t hide the joy! But don’t worry Hamwiinde, you have no chance of being running mate.

  42. What has UPND done, being on battle front for so many years? What has it gained and what has it done for people of Zambia? Can you list a few good things that UPND has done for the country? Being at battle front without substantial achievement, doesn’t mean it is great party that can lead the country.

  43. This is an essay by Hamwiinde to pitch himself for adoption by UPND. He thinks this is the right time to earn HH’s confidence by defaming CK.

  44. Is anyone ready to see someone challenge the UPND president, expel him from the party, sue him for being undemocratic in the way he solely chose Mutale Nalumanga as his vice?
    Am waiting for that time. To say the least, it would be total blasphemy to Hakaunde Hichilema and his presidency. But here I see some wannabes celebrating the wrongs of Atanga and Akafumba who are typically ungrateful to CK

  45. I RARELY READ ANY ARTICLE / STORY ABOUT KABWILI, BUT THIS ONE, THE AUTHOR HAS HAS SOME INTERESTING INFO

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