Wednesday, June 19, 2024

ECZ suspends Kambwili indefinitely from taking part in Campaigns

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has suspended indefinitely Patriotic Front (PF) Member Chishimba Kambwili from participating in campaigns.

ECZ Chief Electoral Officer Patric Nshindano says the Commission has noted with concern the breach of the electoral code of conduct by Mr. KAMBWILI’s use of hate speech and holding of campaign rallies despite the guidance provided.

Announcing the development during a virtual press briefing in Lusaka, Mr. NSHINDANO said the use of language which incites violence or hate speech will NOT be tolerated by the Commission as it is against the electoral code of conduct.

He further said holding of rallies undermines efforts being made by stakeholders to stem the spread of Covid 19 and that it puts the country at risk.

Mr. Nshindano said the Commission has several cases that it is reviewing and has appealed to all political parties to refrain from the use of hate speech.

He urged political parties to ensure they have a level playing field in which they conduct their activities and that it is not the wish of the Commission to operate on a sanction basis.

Mr. Nshindano said the Commission will continue to encourage all political parties to adhere to the electoral code of conduct as the country heads to the August polls.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kambwili has described his suspension as unfair.

Mr. Kambwili said that the ECZ must have afforded him a hearing to exculpate himself before meeting out the suspension as that is what the rules of natural justice demand.

He told ZNBC News in Lusaka today that he will appeal to the ECZ administratively to reverse its decision.

The ECZ has suspended Mr. KAMBWILI for allegedly practicing hate speech.

41 COMMENTS

  1. Not fair at all, so many hate speaches and tribal from the opposition but ECZ remain quiet CK is saying the truth which if you been to the main opposition strong hold you will be able to agree to what he says

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  2. What of the sponsors of Kambwili’s hate speech and campaign rallies despite the guidance provided , who are Lungu and PF. They gave him cash, helicopters and cadres.

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  3. ECZ has acted, Zambians don’t want tribalists, we want to live the legacy of Dr Kaunda of one Zambia one nation, When is DEC acting since this same man openly said he had 70 properties in Zambia, If DEC can investigate 48 properties, isn’t 70 greater than 48?

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  4. How about that case which Amos said he killed somebody in that leaked phone conversation, when is the suspect being questioned.

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  5. Is it up to ECZ to determine whether a campaign statement is hate speech or slanderous? I think ECZ will end up suspending every politician for hate speech. If Shindano was watching the USA 2020 election, and he was American and in charge of elections, he would have definitely banned Trump from participating in election campaigns. We copied democracy from the West. Point to any election you have never heard one hate speech. Mwaiche shindano you’re now overstepping and overreacting and overthinking and overmonitoring and overdoing your electoral conducting. I am am beginning to hate Shindano mwe. Twaisa mukuvota.

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  6. Dr. Field Ruwe: “Often the combustible Kambwili whose gross rhetoric, and slapstick histrionics are his trademark, sticks his dirty foot in his mouth with no understanding of the consequences of his actions. When in trouble, he becomes a master of shenanigans.”
    Dr. Field Ruwe: “Since Kambwili came in the limelight, we have watched him evolve from pettiness, ridiculousness to idiocy and absurdity. Inflated with a sense of self-importance, and troubled political relationships, Kambwili is the product of a political life in self-inflicted mayhem; one that often times metastasizes into erratic boundless behavior and unfathomable recklessness.”

  7. Kambwili is an agent of the PF. You should suspend the principal or organisation he represents. Because the agent is acting on behalf of his master.

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  8. Good ridance of this piece of b.l.ack sheiiit !! He was a pain in the.a.s..s, just listening to some of the videos on utube, this must have been a c.ra.zy man.
    I cant understand how PF could not see through, how this person was tarnishin PF Image. Using taxpayers money to promote hatred, that simply should not be allowed to take a place in Zambian politics.

    Watch out Mr. KZ, you will be the next to be flushed out of LT, because of documented stream of comments full of hatred that you spew on this forum.

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  9. If ECL or HH was preaching tribal hatred, would you suspend them as individuals or the organisation they represent?

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  10. @ general kanene dont be silly. I speak nothing but the truth. The only tribal people are those who said only a t.o.n.g.a can rule the upnd. Mr kambwili has been speaking some hard core truths and will be back like he always does. He is a brave man to call out what many people are scared to say for fear of being labelled tribal. The people that started this are the upnd who ruled that only a T.o.n.g.a is allowed to rule them. To me that means they believe that they are superior. Mr kambwili continue being brave.

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  11. We don’t want tribalists in this country, isn’t hate speech a crime? Isnt Police supposed to follow up since there is evidence all over. Though the man has no credibility anymore, a crime is a crime, so there is need to still cage him so that he knows that defying laws is not acceptable. When he was In opposition he was insulting the President daily, back to PF he is spreading hate messages against opposition daily instead of campaigning, and the silence from PF leaders who said they will do issue based campaigns is sickening

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  12. Hogwash ba ECZ. PF is one which should have been suspended. CK is sanctioned by PF & the rules are clear, the party needs to be suspended from elections. The police need to arrest this clown if there is any credible institution left in Zambia.

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  13. Kambwili is hard core tribalist. You remember what he did years back in Luanshya. One of the MPs in Luanshya was someone from Northwestern province. However, Kambwili is record having said that nobody from Northwestern province was supposed tol be an MP on the Copperbelt. He found it unacceptable for Copperbelt residents to vote for that MP in Luanshya. Kambwili’s thinking is next to an animal.

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  14. He is not handling the punishment PF has given him to campaign for them for his crime against the party when he was in opposition well. When somebody is being given piece work, I believe he should be given the dos and donts. He is trying to impress his supervisors but doing it wrongly

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  15. A cultural misfit in Zambia this one, no party should even entertain him, PF should expel this guy again to send a strong signal, he is misbehaving by being tribal before we even bury our founding father

  16. @KZ,
    Did you like and Enjoy it when this sh.i.i.t called Chimbwili was insulting the President, was that confortable to listen to? Has he ever prooved any truth against ECL after all the things he said about ECL? How many times has Kambwili been made to apologize in parliament after he said shi.i.t gainst other MPs? Lusambo slapped him, you recall? Are you capable of TELLING the trust without spewing hatred? Come on man, what makes Kambwili to be credible now after all he said about ECL without proof? Just re-read your pathetic justification for what Kambwili stands for. That sort of thinking is the least we can expect, from someone of the level of an “advisor” as you claim.

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  17. Zambians …look here. Umwaice is doing a great job. After 4 years of HH rule starting next month, you should vote for Krystoris Nshindano.

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  18. You wonder where that big parrot Kanjanga the Zambia Police Inspector Boss is? He is waiting on instructions from State House but he is not getting any callback as the boss is grounded in bed saving energy for the funeral at Hero’s stadium…he doesn’t want to collapse in front of Al Jazeera, Reuters, BBC and CNN cameras…really laughable!!

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  19. Just one day in Police Cell will shut this big coward BUFFOON CK…the man fears Jail he can sell his wife and daughter just to avoid spending a night in Police custody.

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  20. Just one day in Police Cell will shut this big coward BUFFOON CK…the man fears Jail he can sell his wi-fe and daughter just to avoid spending a night in Police custody.

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  21. general Kanene – Dont feed the UK based impostor/ troll it programmed to spew rubbish here by LT…you might as well be shouting to the wall. The real K-Z is somewhere enjoying himself in peace!!

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  22. All police spokesman said over Kambwili for them to act is a complainant! Chilufya Tayali led many to courts because he took it upon himself to report to police where he felt a wrong had been committed by another person!

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  23. I think that’s too much power to the ECZ even though it’s good; politicians are wrecking havoc in our country and Chishimba is out of control. Zambia is but one nation.

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  24. Kambwili is too hot for upnd. Imagine people still crying even when he is on suspension. When someone speaks about you, the best is not to fight that person, but reflect on your behaviour. To drum up support on tribal line will not help. You have tried it and it did not work. Why try the same trick?

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  25. Why are my comments not posted. It seems you only want to post comments that suggest that Mr Kambwili did something wrong.

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  26. When this guy was insulting the President day and night you were clapping and urging him on. He ditches you and tells how Under 5 who ascended to presidency via a tribal ticket and his minions are, you cry foul. Where are your principles?

    Akapitilila nafuti

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  27. ECZ are not setious on this one. I was in Namwala yesterday. All talk there are about electing a Tonga president. No one can walk alone there while putting on PF regalia.
    Is exposing such matters tribal? The best for this nation is to revert to one party rule. If UPND was the only party in the country, southerners would equally vote for candidates on Merrit. Whether Kambwili talks about it or not the voting in Southern province is but tribal.

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  28. Mr Kambwili pointed out the obvious. 98% of the vote in southern province in the last election went to a party that is 98% from the southern province and is Tonga. If the rest of the country adopted this behavior it’s a recipe for sectarianism and potential unrest based on tribe. I see nothing wrong in Mr Kambwili pointing this out. Let those attacking him address this elephant in the room. These stats are official figures of ECZ

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  29. The real K-Z is somewhere enjoying himself in peace!!
    EXACTLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TOLD YOU BEFORE THIS CHAP BLOGGING DOESNT HAVE A BRAIN
    IMAGINE ASKING SOMEONE TO PUT T^HEIR BANK DETAILS ON THIS PLATFORM SO HE CAN DONATE KIKIKIKI
    AND HE DOES EVEN KNOW THE FAMILY WHO’S HOUSE BURNT DOWN
    HOW S T U P ! D IS S T U P I D

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  30. Ck has been saying the truth. UPND is all tribal, that’s why they are not compaigning southern province but they will get 100%. All the people pretending not to see this are not normal.

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  31. TRIBALISM IS RIFE AND THRIVING IN ZAMBIA AND THERE IS ABOSULTELY NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT
    IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE
    IT NEEDS GRASS ROOTS EDUCATION ON DEMOCROCY , FREEDOM OF SPEECH, ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSE VIEWS
    ALSO A BUDDING D1C* TATOR*SHIP DOESNT HELP

  32. @27 Kawasaki. Last time I checked Kambwili has been appearing in court for defamation of the Ptesident, among other charges. So what do you mean that the opposition has been clapping and urging him on? Kambwili is too careless with what comes out of his mouth

  33. Iyoo chawama Sana. Tribalism fwebayakusulu twaliposa panse. Nobututu twashile pamanda yakwa Welenshiki ilyo Kaunda atulubwile

  34. @Tarino Orange,
    It sounds like N¬£¬Z, what a coincidence !. He disappears only to see re-birth of KZ

  35. By the way, for those singing the votes from Southern Province song – do you recall that Lungu established a national commission at great expense to look into this? Have you read that report? If you have, you will understand why your leaders don’t want to talk about it and have left you in the trenches still singing about 100% votes from Southern Province. Stop the hate – the majority of Zambians don’t like it!!!

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