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Tilyenji Kaunda dislodged, Bishop Trevor Mwamba is the New UNIP President

Feature Politics Tilyenji Kaunda dislodged, Bishop Trevor Mwamba is the New UNIP President

Anglican Bishop Trevor Mwamba has been elected President of the opposition United National Independence Party, taking over from Tilyenji Kaunda who has been at the helm since 2001.

Bishop Mwamba who was based in Germany and returned early this year to contest the UNIP Presidency was elected leader of the former ruling party at the Party’s 4th Extra-Ordinary Congress which was held from 2nd to 4th April 2021 held at Premier Hotel.

In the race for the top position, Reverend Mwamba, polled 235 votes to dethrone long-serving Tilyenji Kaunda, who got 201 votes, while Timothy Nyirenda scored a paltry 28.

Mr. Kaunda, who has been at the helm of UNIP since 2001, left the gathering immediately after the presidential results were announced and refused to comment on the outcome.

Bishop Mwamba will be deputized by Mike Kaira going into the August 12th, 2021 general elections with the hope of turning around the fortunes of the party.

Speaking after he was unveiled as the party President at a media briefing, Bishop Mwamba said his victory at the party congress marks a new beginning for the party whose vision was compromised by Leaders who concentrated on managing party assets.

Others elected include; Mulenga Mwiche as Secretary-General, Cynthia Nyondo as National Treasurer, Beauty Kabwe as National Women Secretary, and Boniface Chapala as National Youth Secretary.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Game on!!! Now Zambia is back….
    HH and his new government has 2 decent opposition. Bishop Mwamba and Chishala Kateka my Heritage President.
    Delete all other parties including PF.
    Zambia only deserve, renewed UPND of Nalumango, renewed UNIP of Bishop Mwamba, Socialist party and revamped Heritage of Kateka.
    The rest delete them.

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  2. The reason why hh can’t be president, because all these unip, NDC, mdc, MMD etc etc will be sharing votes. And PF will dribble its way through. So just prepare for another 5 years of pf hell. And don’t complain

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  3. UNIP was killed by : first, the 1995 boycott of elections, then alliances with UPND in 2005. Let’s hope they have leant their lessons.

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  4. Congratulations His Grace Trevor. Like At=rchbishop Makarios of Cyprus, we know that a clergyman can lead a country to prosperity. Zambia needs politicians of integrity and honesty. Righteousness exalts a nation but pangalism is a reproach to any people.

  5. UNIP IS DEAD AND BURIED FOR NOW BISHOP OR NO BISHOP … HOWEVER IT IS REFRESHING THAT THE KAUNDA NAME IS OUT
    COMPLIMENTS ON THAT HOWEVER BUT TOO LATE FOR AUGUST

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  6. Does Unip still exists?It was linked
    To kaunda Family. I think it’s time
    To bury and start some thing else.
    It reminds us of olden days of
    Shortages and lining up for
    Essential products.

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  7. Waiting to see if/when Edgar Lungu is also dislodged as PF flag bearer. He’s run the Zambian ship aground.

  8. Great Democracy at work. Unlike that party where the same tonga loser has been standing for over 5 times and always loses. Unsurprisingly he is standing again

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  9. So is he still a Bishop now he has joined politics? This will be interesting ….if I was him I would fight for a seat in the National Assembly

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  10. Well UNIP did vote for positions unlike voting for people without positions attached and then positions given later by the supreme leader.

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  11. Lusaka Times should ban chi Kaizar Zulu for toxic attack comments.And PF should also ditch Edgar Lungu.

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  12. Why should lusakatimes block me for telling the truth? Handsome and truth ful men like me dont get banned

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  13. Yes Mlevi Kachasu is 100% right so please LT do the necessary and cleanse these blogsite.
    Congrats to UNIP pres Bishop Trevor Mwamba.

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  14. When did Trevor Mwamba become a Zambian, I am aware he is from Botswana. So opposition leaders can be foreigners?

  15. Taking into account events that recently developed in Malawi, Zambia may experience a repeat of History AFTER 2026 when President Lungu ends his 2nd legitimate Term of Office as a popular Republican President of Zambia. As for now only the PF can drive the much-needed development that Zambians yearn for in the next FIRVE years from August 2021.

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  16. This man can bring sanity back to Zambia. He might not win the presidency but it’s high time we had an opposition with a unifying massage and intellect of a true states man. VOTE UNIP and let’s get back to basics.

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  17. But who is Bishop Mwamba? apart from the scanty information of him married to Botswana’s Ambassador to German and being Anglican Priest. Trying to emulate Reverend Chakwera of Malabi. Can someone do a detailed profile of this man. He may be the missing lighthouse for Zambia.

  18. @Yaks, you can do a search on youtube on the interview he did for MUVI TV if you are looking for details on this man. I think we can do business with this man.

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