Monday, July 22, 2024

Zambians must give Fred M’embe credit for exposing HH as a Fraud-Given Lubinda

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Former Justice Minister and the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) member of central committee Given Lubinda has said that opposition leader Fred M´membe’s remarks on United Party for National Development(UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema were correct when he warned Zambians not to back the Hichilema ticket saying the majority of Zambians are young and poor and must not support rich and selfish politicians.

Reacting to a radio interview featuring the Socialist Party Presidential candidate on Hot FM, Mr Lubinda said that M´membe a harsh critic of the Patriotic Front (PF) must be given credit despite his weaknesses, adding that whatever weaknesses Dr M´membe ha, he has been right on one thing; spelling out to the Zambians that HH is a five-time loser that must most be entertained by Zambian voters on 12th August.

“Fred M´membe must be given credit for one thing by all Zambians as we approach the polls, for exposing Hichilema as a fraud,” said Mr Lubinda.

During the interview, among other things, Dr M’membe said that the UPND leader has lost more elections than MMD and PF put together and not think that he was taking a “personal hate swipe” at Hichilema.

“HH and UPND have lost elections five times,” M´membe said in a live radio programme taped for Hot FM, “he has lost more times than MMD and PF put together in an election. He has lost elections five times, not intermittently but consecutively which means he is just a loser that cannot be trusted, not even MMD or PF in opposition lost that many times.”

Dr M´membe said that the UPND leader is disillusioned to think that he would win the 12th of August poll given his stellar record of loss.

Dr M´membe further said that given a choice on whom to align with between President Edgar Lungu and Hichilema, he would be on Edgar Lungu´s side because he has a history with him.

“I know President Edgar Lungu because we attended UNZA about the same time but I don’t know Hichilema,” M´membe said before adding that he did not sympathise with either Mr Hichilema or President Lungu despite his soft spot for Mr Lungu over Mr Hichilema.

52 COMMENTS

  1. Lubinda can you explain how Pensioners used to camp outside your office but you used to avoid them by sneaking into your office through the back door. How did you help them??? These are issues that people want to hear not HH HH HH all the time. Talk about what you’ve done in the past 10 years.

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  2. How does it feel to attack an individual who does not answer back but. I thought PF said campaigns would be issue based? And who wants socialism, a dead ideology. Spare us please Mr Mmebe

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  3. Typical Zambian politics: the entire article about personal feelings for a competing candidate, and not even ONE word on policies. Hey guys, you haven’t noticed that the economy is in TATTERS and that the Kwacha has halved in value in the last four years???

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  4. PATHETIC COMMENT BY LUBINDA
    HE KNOWS PF IS DOWN AND ALL HE IS TRYING TO DO SEEK AN ALLIANCE AT THE END OF THE DAY

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  5. “Dr M´membe said that the UPND leader is disillusioned to think that he would win the 12th of August poll given his stellar record of loss.”
    Typical of UPND supporters they think HH has already won going by what they perceive to be wind of change. I have never come across such a calm wind of change 2 months prior to elections. Just be mentally ready for yet another loss that will consign your cult leader to political oblivion.

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  6. Politics of personal attacks by PF leaders is a fraud in itself.Its a ploy to distract you from PF failures.

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  7. Fred M’membe has made a grave error of installing Anti-HH Billboards. M’membe has exposed himself as a PF Surrogate. Fred M’membe is a pseudo Socialist. People shouldn’t waste their votes on this sell out. Fred M’membe is jealous of HH’s Popularity. This time around Zambians will vote HH into Power. HH aka Bally will fix it.

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  8. If HH is a five time loser & non factor in this election then why are you wasting your oxygen on him? Lubinda & Membe just do your thing & us Zambians will do our thing on 12th Aug. We have a country to fix not people’s personal squabbles

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  9. Mr. Lubinda has nothing to offer, only personal attacks. He was no ideas. That,s what happens to people with no good ideas, PF is not sleeping.

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  10. Thanks Fred M’membe for exposing yourself thru these Billboards. We now know that u and ECL are One and the same thing. U pretend to be a Socialist and yet u are associating with “Ubomba Mwibala Alya ifya Mwibala Alya ” PF Team. Fred M’membe u are a Wolf in a sheepskin so no vote for the Sellout and Psuedo Socialist. Our votes will go to the Principled HH and UPND Alliance. HH aka Bally will fix it.

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  11. This will be historical elections and dwelling on the past mentality is paining Given and his former boyfriend M’membe.

    Ask Winter Kabimba why he didn’t join Fred, he knows that he can’t be a good leader.

    Bally will fix you!

    PF must go!

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  12. Both M’Membe and Lubinda are acting like Nawakwi. Stop HH at all costs, they fear a no nonsense President. Nawakwi name sounds like Naba kwi?… which side am I on…? Kikiki

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  13. Learn to be honest, M´membe have us this rotten PF which is now the main source of our misery. We have had enough of your broken record which borders of hate and jealousy.

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  14. Zambians are not a stupid nation this time around the lord will show them who to vote for, to lead them for next 10 years to come a God fearing leader who will lead them with knowledge and understanding. Not based on lies and propaganda

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  15. Haha Haha I have been saying this for a long time. Thank you mmembe for telling the truth for once in your life. They say the truth hurts, and it is clear to see this from the above angry comments from the upnd diasporans. Go to hell!!!

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  16. The level of hypocrisy and st.u.pidity among Zambian politicians is just mind-blowing. And if one counters back, that person is levelled to be an opposition. Given Lubinda is supposed to be one of the few smartest guys in PF, and yet, he fails the litmus test. Honestly, since when did “losing elections five times” became a presidential selection criterion? Does he even know that the difference in votes was JUST a MEGER 101.00 votes? Instead of Lubinda being concerned with the 101.000 difference, he should be answering the 500.000 JOBS that ECL promised to create, where are they? He should be answering how many pensioners have been duly paid in the last 5 years compared to previous yes? He should be answering, how many civil servants have a steady salary in the last 5 years compared to…

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  17. Hasn’t Hakainde Hichilema failed 5 times? When HH was asked to respond to this, he said Mmembe is hateful to him and entire UPND. In every election, HH says it is his last attempt and will retire, thinking voters do it on pity’s sake. Issue based is facts that can be substantiated

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  18. I Have never been HHs supporter but this year I asked myself after realising they all like to refer to him as ” the YOUNG man” Does the age factor play a role of how they view the guy for his age and where he is or has been for many year. Its like someone saying this young chap cant rule over us.

    Or is it young in political age

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  19. Interesting how HH is giving these people sleepless nights and headaches. It is a pity that Fred Mmembe who has a million skeletons in his closets wants to attack HH. Mr Mmembe can do himself a favour by explaining to the Zambian people on his crimes of evading taxes meant to alleviate poverty in the country. Mr Mmembe through his Post Newspaper defrauded the Zambian and was only exposed by the PF regime. The PF know their time is up and afraid of their crimes and hence anyone pointing a dirty finger at HH is a darling. But Zambians have the final say through the ballot.

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  20. Cont`d
    …..previous years? That is what we want to hear and not making headlines on such c.rap and st.upid.ity.
    Wee lesa kanshi wabalobele kwisa aba bantu.
    Can Given Lubinda focus in arranging a debate between the leading opposition leaders, I think, it will be great to have ECL Vs HH on, on PF homeground called ZNBC. Zambia people deserve that, than smearing campaigns based on stu.pi.d themes.

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  21. Mmembe walubuli sana but very truthful on this one, let me repeat it again for the second time twice in duality dual mode and in excruciating slow motion.

    “HH and UPND have lost elections five times “he has lost more times than MMD and PF put together in an election. He has lost elections five times, not intermittently but consecutively which means he is just a loser that cannot be trusted, not even MMD or PF in opposition lost that many times.”

    “HH and UPND have lost elections five times “he has lost more times than MMD and PF put together in an election. He has lost elections five times, not intermittently but consecutively which means he is just a loser that cannot be trusted, not even MMD or PF in opposition lost that many times.”

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  22. Handsome men like me and given lubinda don’t lie. Only ugly ones like kakuta and nalumango lie

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  23. Kikikikikikijukija, Really?

    5 times too many, it’s time for the real red.
    #zivotele
    Yaba iliko bad iyi.

    TKO upndead. M’membe means business here.
    Fortunately, it nothing sinister. He is a political opponent. His party needs to survive. If he has what it takes, sky is the limit. See, he could woo some from the ruling and on the flip side damn some from the opposition.
    In the damn end you will accuse him of splitting that vote. Especially that of the unpdead. Kikikikikikikiyo kiyo kiyo.
    The statement 5times is not only damaging but so truthful but I know the dead will verbally abuse comrade Mmembe. He will attack the deads, PF and others. He needs to survive too.

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  24. (1). This is a gambit. It appears like Lubinda is attempting to split the UPND Votes by using Mmembe to cut into the UPND base. That way HH stands too far away from increasing his vote count. Meanwhile, Mmembe is at the bottom of the sea to even keep himself afloat politically.

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  25. (2). Strategically and mathematically Mmembe can’t become president in August 2021. The only thing Mmembe is doing; is to assess if at all he can grow his party and have MP’s in parliament after this year’s General Elections. He desires to become the main opposition party in the next 5 years. Then give it a shot for Presidency. So no surprises that Mmembe is attacking HH. Then again is a very bitter, narcistic and resentful soul.

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  26. (3). Now! Mmembe cannot call HH rich and selfish. Because Mmembe enriched himself by arrogantly refusing to pay taxes needed for the poor – to have free Education, Health Care and the list goes. Rather the same poor people, Mmembe pretends to care for. Mmembe still owes Zambia more than $25m in taxes on today’s nearest estimates. He is the biggest fraud in Zambia. In another country, he would be serving time in prison.

    As I have said before, I would rather have HH become the president of Zambia than allow a Mafioso like Mmembe to the instruments of power.

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  27. (4). HH lost two opportunities, had he teamed up with MMD & RB when the offer was given to him, he could end up leading an MMD-UPND Government from RB. Just as well had HH strategically positioned himself to be the Vice President or Finance Minister to Sata in the 2011 failed “ PF-UPND Pact”, he would have been the President of Zambia after Sata died.

    So I understand the frustration when I sit down over a meal or drink with UPND Members of Parliament who are my friends when they come to London. They are tired of many losses, to form a government. !!!

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  28. The fallacy of UPND is that the opposition should not say anything contrary to other opposition because the opposition must work as one.
    That is the danger. Opposition parties are at liberty to align or oppose each other or even support the ruling party. Freedom of association.

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  29. HH was stunned that he received opposition from an unlikely source. When Post was liquidated, UPND wanted to side with Mmembe to tame and woo him in opposition to PF. Instead, Fred has continued dropping bombshells. Fred knows Hakainde so well

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  30. Maybe the MMD pact but certainly not PF and as president at some point unless you have not observed how PF operates he would have been an outsider and possibly would have ended up back to re-strategise as UPND if his political career career was still intact.

  31. HH nishimbi bane !!!
    I don’t think M´membe’s ranting will ever deter him, the only thing will ever do so , is the will of the people of Zambia, and that is ONLY because of the tribalism tag that his opponents are using against him. It’s ALL POLITICAL PARTIES against one person, campaigns based on hatred, malicious and character assassination.

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  32. ….if Fred has married Kambela’s daughter. Mutinta Buumba Mazoka; Kambela is Hakainde’s father, it follows that HH is Fred’s brother in law.

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  33. HH and UPND has lost elections 5 times and up to now he has failed to sing a song to win election. The only thing he has achieved is to hold on Southern, North Western and western provinces. Unfortunately for him, in the 12 August 2021 elections, Western and North western provinces have highly melted in the pot, he can no longer wholly hold them because they are no longer interested in parties but in making Zambia a rich country. Placing world bank, IMF, Anglo America, South Africa mining power house above Zambia is HH inability to sing a required Zambian song.

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  34. Mmembe has seen the writing on the wall. He knows that HH will be President in August and that means that the next opportunity for him will be in 2031, when he will be around 72 years old. If he can stop HH and allow Lungu to win now, the economy will be so bad in 2026 that the chances of beating PF will be much higher and Mmembe will have built support for his party. What he doesn’t know is that Lungu is changing the constitution and removing term limits IF he wins.

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  35. M’membe is on the ground and has seen HH’s popularity. This makes him unhappy. He would rather Lungu wins the August 12 election hoping to face a non-incumbent in 2026. But there’s no denying that M’membe’s election is not short of money.

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  36. When UPND was in a political alliance with FDD and the pact lost, UPND blamed elections loss in 2006 on FDD.
    Some people never take stock of their internal party shortcomings, but quick to point fingers at other. Now Mmembe is targeted

  37. THE SAINT

    Lungu has NO DESIRE or STAMINA to keep occupying State House if serves his last term. He is not a Radical Species. PF has individuals on mute buttons right now, that want to take over from Lungu. Besides, ECL would face the wrath from everyone if he attempted the Vladimir Putin way of Russia. I mean the knives inside just PF would come from right, left and centre that would get him choked. KK with all the power and machinery tried in 1990, but succumbed to accept change for Zambia to become a Multi-Party System.

    The question is who is HH going to face in 2024 and how strong will UPND be demographically ?

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  38. Fred is barking the wrong tree. He seems so forgetful so soon and easily on how his Post was treated.

  39. INDEPENDENT OBSERVER @@ very good objective points. We need such kind of debates on lusakatimes. not daily insults coming from both pf and upnd cadres. they know who they are.

  40. You people , I am very sdrunk right now. Tarino fly to Zambia and come teach me how to twerk your buttocks

  41. Useless comments from a finished politician (Lubinda) and another desperate one (M’embe). According to their logic, if you have lost elections 5 times, you are a fraud. Completely meaningless diatribes. Politics the world over, and a lot in Africa, are replete with dull clueless dictators who have used all means at any cost to suppress more intelligent and strategic human beings from getting into power. Lubinda is catching at straws – hoping for a new lease of life, if the gullible accept his baseless personal attacks on HH and vote for his dictator leader. He is scrapping the bottom of the barrel looking for salvation – like other PF stooges (e.g. Lusambo and the purchased GBM and Kambwili) are doing.

  42. 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

    Zambia! Where important political debates are about how many times you have lost elections instead of issues that affect the electorates.
    Since when did losing elections 5 times or even 10 times be criterion to become a president? So what if he lost 10 times… that’s actually a strength of his character and leadership.
    Some of these losses were actually stolen from him by Lungu.

  43. 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

    I think the worst fraudster of them all is a hypocrite wannabe Socialist who didn’t pay taxes meant for the poor. A Capitalist masquerading as a Fidel Castro wannabe! The fraud is the guy who wrongly sold this PF regime to the people of Zambia using the trust and goodwill they had in him and his newspaper and yet his objective was not to pay taxes. A fraud is the guy supporting just so he can continue to be protected from his fraudulent actions of the past. A fraud is the guy supporting another fraud in Edgar Lungu.

  44. Fred M’membe’s Anti-HH Billboards and Lubinda’s Statement disparaging HH have unintended Consequences. Instead of destroying the image and reputation of HH it is actually doing the opposite. PF and all Tuntemba Political Parties are fighting HH. HH is the only Principled Political Leader in Zambia at the moment. Zambians must unite to vote for this Patriotic Son of Zambia. On August 12 lets vote for HH emasse to shame the “Ubomba Mwibala Alya ifya Mwibala Alya” Team. Vote for a Zambia that we want. HH and UPND Alliance is our only hope. HH aka Bally will fix it.

  45. I didn’t know that Fred M’membe is this naive. That Billboard is actually Campaigning for HH and decampaigning him as a PF Surrogate. People want a Principled President. A no nonsense President who is upright and People can be proud of. HH is consistent, honest and Visionary. People want a change of Govt and on August 12 Voters will usher into State House HH and UPND Alliance. This Team gives us hope. We are tired of the Corrupt ECL and his Panga Family. The “Ubomba Mwibala Alya ifya Mwibala Alya “Team must be sent “ku wire” on August 12. The writing is on the wall.

  46. UWAKWETE FYE KA NEWSPAPER LELO ALE SUPPORTER PF! HE MUST BE SUFFERING FROM ADVANCED AMNESIA! WHERE IS YOUR POST? WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOUR CASES BEFORE THE COURTS OF LAW?

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