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Corruption × Insults × Pride × Stupidity = Kambwili and PF Thuggish Politics

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By Kapya Kaoma

On 8, March 2017, just months after Lungu won the 2016 elections, “The Politics of Dununa Reverse–Lungu’s Comedy and the Sinking Ship,” was published by Lusaka Times. In that article, I predicted Lungu’s defeat to HH in the 2021 elections due to Lungu’s poor leadership, thuggery politics and corruption. I also pointed out that Chishimba Kambwili was not the only corrupt politician in the PF–the whole Party was rotten to the core. I ended the piece with: “Ifintu ni Lungu and Dununa reverse are dead slogans–come 2021 people will dance dununa reverse when they mean Forward. I pray that HH will not be fooled by the dance!”

Countless PF cadres’ insults were showered on me, but UPND cadres, my courage praised. It is 2021, and when I read those insults it makes PF cadres look so wise! HH is the President, and PF cadres, whose wrath I endured, in Kapya Kaoma, solace find. In my once allies in the UPND, to question Bally is to invite untold insults–for how can the Chosen One ever error?

I don’t write to win political favors, or for money, but to change minds. I strongly believe the PF is making a big mistake in its attempts to reorganize — thuggery politics of old days won’t deliver Plot 1. The PF thuggish politics of insults, and arrogance led many people to vote against the Lungu administration. It is one thing to be corrupt and still remain human, but not what the PF under Lungu became. Corruption × Insults × pride × violence × arrogance × stupidity = Kambwili + GBM + Davies Mwila + Lusambo + Chitalu + add them all. Under Lungu, the PF became the den of robbers–men and women whose only agenda was to steal as they asked the nation to close its eyes, pray and fast, while they hid millions in homes and foreign accounts. As for the Pastors, like Judas, we were quick to shout Amen as long as politicians handed us brown envelopes stained with blood money!

The PF wants to reorganize and rightly so–we need a strong opposition to the HH administration. But is Chishimba Kambwili the answer or the skunk to be avoided? The lack of civility in Kambwili is a liability to the PF. The man prides himself as “imbwili”, which in Bemba means Leopard. But such a translation is misleading. In Bemba, “Kambwili” simply means “a very small leopard.” In daily usage, it implies something without any capacity to harm anything. This is Kambwili–he has sunk too low to be accorded any respect. His insults and thuggery behavior disqualify him from public office. He lacks decency and shame–the man does not know the difference between day and night.

The PF lost the 2021 election due to people like Kambwili, GBM and Davies Mwila–whose thinking bellies nothingness but thuggery. This mentality believes in insults as opposed to reasonableness–believing that the only way to win others is to bully them into thinking you are the most powerful and all knowing. Nobody exists but you, and you alone–in the process, pushing masses away. Lungu was the President, but who on earth would forget the days when these men terrorize innocent people?

Besides, Kambwili’s narcissistic and thuggery politics contributed to his failure to run his own party–his politics of self-deception only makes him believe he is popular to himself and himself alone. In reality, he is a very small leopard–that can hardly hunt for itself but who, like vultures, exclusively feeds on dead carcasses, while fooling his ill-advised followers that he is capable of hunting. Why should Kambwili run for the PF Presidency when he founded his own Political Party? He has five years to organize his Party, so why the PF? He can’t organize anything aside from that which already exists–so the PF is his only avenue to promote his ego. In other words, his popularity only exists in his own deception–in the Zambia of thugs, not people of decency.

If PF wants to reorganize, Kambwili is not the answer. It is his democratic right to contest the PF Presidency, but if the Party wants to remain competitive, Kambwili will only send the PF to the museum of Zambian politics. President HH’s chances of winning the 2026 election are just as low as Lungu’s, but it would depend on who his opponents would be. If the PF settles for thuggery politicians, HH is assured of his second term. I pray the PF is listening!

47 COMMENTS

  1. Kambwili & PF are a non-factor. Empty tins make the loudest noise. Zambians are not stupid as Kambwili seems to think. UPND just need to continue doing the right thing & the rest will take care if itself come 2026. Bees don’t waste their time explaining to flies that honey is better than sh!t.

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  2. You are consoling yourself for poor judgement. Remove observable hatred from your write ups so you can engage intellectually with the LT family. Majority of your recent articles on UPND and President HH convey not helpful information but bitterness and to some extent hate perhaps bordering on tribalism. Write on principle and we shall criticize and applaud you on principle. For now you are a bitter man.

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  3. “Corruption × Insults × pride × violence × arrogance × stupidity”.. what a combination! The same terminologies were used to ascribe Michael Chilufya Sata but he would later become Republican President Sata. The author seem to be deficient in knowledge of politics of the Zambian cultivars. Conduct diagnostic scan of the PF structures and find who is strong. Good boy Lubinda plus Inonge failed canvassing votes from Southern and Western provinces. Of what good are they to PF. Who is not corrupt ranging from yourself Kapya to person of presidency???

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  4. As most politicians, Kambwili surrounds himself with yes-men and yes-women, and therefore concludes he will win the 2026 elections. The longer this narcissistic id!ot sticks with PF, the less votes they will get. PF on ZERO MP’s! Zambians are not stup!d, as last August elections have shown. Especially the youth won’t go for the obese plonker!

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    • I don’t know your dwelling but my guess it’s a hole. You comment is a piss. Where on earth did you see and country leader change people’s lives within months of coming a leader. The 5 year term is for a reason. Not even Jesus convinced everyone that he was the son of God in his entire life. Get out of that hole and go back to school and live in the real world

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  5. The very fact that Kambwili is vying for the PF topmost position shows how low the leadership bar has been lowered. MCS got thugs from bus stations and markets and gave them leadership positions. Did I ever imagine that Freedom Sikazwe would be a Minister at State House? Anyway, what can we get when bena Kapya Kaoma elect to be armchair critics?

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  6. I am of the opinion that characters such as Kishimba Kambwili should be kept away from holding public office as Kaoma has rightly put it the man does not see the difference between day and night. PF should be lead by another person with a clean sheet if our colleagues want to keep their once Mighty party. Kambwili has nothing to offer the PF other than his foul language. Those who want to see our democratic system to thrive should checklist the characters who want o hijack PF, we need PF and other political players to offer constructive checks and balances to UPND.

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  7. Blindness I would call it. How in the world can one overlook Dr Martin Malama former IG former Diplomat in favour of KatondoBoy Kampyongo for the ministry of Home Affairs?

  8. Rev. Kapya Kaoma is right. PF cannot hope to win back power by floating Chishimba Kambwili for the PF Presidency. PF needs more decent people to win back the confidence of the people. The moment Kambwili is announced leader of PF, we will begin to see more of his court cases come up. PF does not need to be led by one whose name is associated with alleged impropriety. PF is not short of decent leaders. Like Tanzania’s Chama Chama Pinduzi party did after Kikwete was about to leave the party, PF leaders need to do some deep soul searching among themselves and agree on a leader whose name has not been tainted with alleged corrupt practices, has a good track record of public service and is eloquent enough to appeal to the masses. PF leaders such as Hon. Given Lubinda and Dr. Bwalya N’gandu…

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  9. would most likely provide more competitive leadership to that of President Hichilema. The two of them as President and Vice would actually provide a more formidable opposition to HH that Kambwili. Hon. Lubinda is a very eloquent leader who is able to argue out his case intelligently and more convincingly than Kambwili. He also has vast public service experience. So is Dr. Bwalya N’gandu whose clean record of public service would sell him well to Zambians. Add to that the fact that he worked for the UN, was CEO of Development Bank of Zambia, served as Deputy BOZ government, and last served as Finance Minister. Luapula Province bigwig Nickson Chilangwa would be a better SG than Mwila. The PF would do well to maintain Hon. Raphael Nakachinda in his current party portfolio. It is that kind…

  10. Very timely advice but as usual his planted chaps will write to the contrary here, Kambwili did not even qualify to be a minister in the first place, even to be a DC is a far fetched feat for this man , when you see the country on its knees it is because we had people like Kambwili in government, remember MMD left a fairly decent economy to the PF , his thinking is that if I talk loudly I am working. A colleague from Times of Zambia shared a story of when Kambwili was broadcasting minister and there was a financial crisis at times, in the meeting instead of the man saying how can we find the money, he was just intimidating people that find the money. Zambians learn to learn please

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  11. As PF if we want to continue on our downward trajectory our first eleven must continue to be Kambwil, GBM, Lusambo, Davies Mwila, Given Lubinda, Kamyongo, Nkandu Luo, Samuel Mukupa, Amos Chanda, Kennedy Kamba, and goal keeper Kebby Mbewe. with the following reserves Chitotela, Chitalu Chilufya , Nakachinda and Chilangwa If we don’t want to rebrand this team must continue but if we want to rebrand we must not even relieve these guys of their positions on mutual consent but expel them altogether. Thank me later

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  12. It’s not up to Kapya Kaoma to decide kambwili’s fate but the people of Zambia. The very fact that you are dedicating a whole article about him means that he Matters. Otherwise, why talk about him?
    They said the same about Michael sata, didn’t they?

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  13. PF is brain dead and no amount of life support can bring it to life. It requires new blood. Even the tantrums you are getting from Kambwili, Lubinda and Nakachinda is nothing but just to sound relevant. These are the so called leaders who say we don’t know why we lost elections meanwhile their teams on the ground are saying we are fully aware of why we lost the August 2021 elections, totally disconnected.

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  14. UPND didn’t get 100% votes Respect those of us who don’t agree with you. Kambwili speaks for many. UPND is used to arguing on social media
    Zambian won elections for UPND not UPND. Make them believe they didn’t make a mistake. Ufwe we lost and accept defeat

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  15. PF needs a leader who is vibrant, charismatic,bold and courageous. I don’t see these traits in any PF member apart from Imbwili. He may have made a lot of mistakes, but he is just flesh and blood just like HH.

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  16. I think choices like Sylvia Chalikosa, Brian Mushimba, Sydney Mushanga would make sense, there was a level of decency in these characters unlike having people with records of Kambwili, Unfortunately people like Kambwili or Lusambo don’t introspect, no self soul searching what so ever , they believe it is just politics but look at Kambwili’s record of vulgar language in the past calling a former lady Minister as a Zambia open, accusing her of sleeping around without evidence, quarrelling with young ones like former Luanshya mayor and Kampyongo, though Kampyongo is another very wrong one of course, he has been in the forefront of hate speech and he seems not to realise it ,as he is always claiming innocence meaning he cant change, he believes wrong is right or maybe he does not know that…

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  17. PF requires someone from the Bantu Botatwe tribal grouping(Tonga, Lenje, ILa, Kaonde, Lamba and Soli) to give HH formidable opposition. Unfortunately the few good ones that were in the PF were hated, disseminated, seen as nobodies by our holly brothers and sisters from the North of Zambia WHO OWN PF. Put prejudice, hypocrisy and stereotyping aside, people like Wynter Kabimba, Edify Hamukale, Wilber Simuusa, Kabinga Pande and others are quality Zambians with clean records but The Bemba ego will automatically so no or as they arrogantly say IYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO abo iyoooo teti bapyane

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  18. Kapya.
    Kambwili remains relevant as long as those three provinces continue to vote as they vote in all national elections, CK is the balance of the equation to the three provinces what Kaoma must know is that people are not happy with the three provinces.
    The three provinces now are the factor to work at and prove to them that Zambia is bigger than the three provinces with a smaller population, unless they change the seven other provinces will be imitating their way of voting.
    Kambwili will help to balance Zambian politics that is my observation from my point of view.
    Kambwili is very useful to teach a lesson to the three provinces very useful indeed you in life there always balances that are natural like what is happening let the game begin we shall be watching from the…

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  19. I will not take long when the balance of the game will start and Kambwili is a very useful tool in the hands of Zambians especially the other seven provinces, yes Zambia needs Kambwili to do the balancing of the Zambian politics game, as long as their opponent continues to behave selfishly and only with that voting patterns only all votes going to one candidate!
    listen to me Kambwili is the only game changer the seven provinces are not stupid to just be watching the selfishness being exhibited by the three provinces as if there are no other people in Zambia who deserve the share of the cake.
    We shall shouting from terraces ( Kambwili , Kambwili , Kambwili , Kambwili the game changer )

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  20. Zambia needs ( Kambwili the game changer ) the three provinces need to listen to him and change if they refuse there will be nothing for them in future listen to Kambwili and do the right thing or else this will be your last five years in government.
    You may not like it but that is the truth to consider seriously, Kambwili is being backed by the other seven provinces, please play your cards wisely UPND! .
    Kambwili is a very powerful tool for the seven provinces mark those words

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  21. Watch my lips,ndolesheni fye pa milomo, I don’t mean what my lips are saying, coded language is, do what the PF cadres were doing ,even more than what they were doing.Grab thier offices in everywhere they had them.

  22. So why is the small leopard making noise like he owns the jungle…
    To be honest the way things have started moving foward pf should look for a person of sound mind someone that will match hh7 standard. Not lubinda or the small leopard they are just liabilities…

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  23. 1] After a tirade of articles against HH, Kaoma Kapya has now decided to please the unhappy UPND, by issuing this cheap article, attacking Kambwili. He knows very well why he decided to single out Kambwili, because that resonates very well among UPND who are fighting the Clique of tribalists. So he will win favours from the fainted hearts.
    2]Ati “President HH’s chances of winning the 2026 election are just as low as Lungu’s….”, Let your prognosis FAIL, and you will be sent packing. At this stage of his presidency, I don’t think HH has done any major blunders, to deserve comparison to Lungu. If kapya claims to be a great prognostic, be aware that EVERYONE predicted Lungu’s defeat to HH, BECAUSE we all knew LUNGU could NOT win given a fair and transparent election.

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  24. Very good article. Indeed we need a very good opposition for checks and balances. We cannot have a dictator in state house hiding behind freedom of speech. If HH does not change and do things right he will certainly be remembered as a ” one term president.” All it will take is just the other voters from other provinces to vote the way the Southern province votes and that will be it. Kambwili has said it all. But naivity has pushed his factual observation to insults or hate speech. The records are there for all to see. Even the blind heard the numbers being announced by the ECZ.

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  25. What surprises me is the trust you people had in nkandu luo to lead the nation, in case anything happened to ecl (God forbid). Thats why she was running mate. But you don’t have the same trust in her to lead your sinking party. Where is she by the way?

  26. Kambwili is not good at any thing, he is bad at even grass root politics otherwise PF would have won the elections looking at the resources Kambwili was given by Edgar, questionable resources of course

  27. Kambwili is not a leader, with HH we are trying to achieve decency so names like Kambwili must not be anywhere nearer, there is no leadership in the man and for the avoidance of doubt, I am PF

  28. Bwana, it is your right and every Zambian’s right to question the UPND.

    When you equate the 11-year record of the PF to the 3 month record of the UPND, and give them the same weight, that is propaganda and dishonesty masquerading as deep analysis. Till you fix these flaws, you can count on getting insults.

    With or without your English language hijinks, as soon as the UPND stray from their mandate in meaningful ways, we Zambians will be up in arms. Don’t you worry about that.

  29. kapaya yo are very right, no decent zambian can waste time going to vote for kambwilii as president of thiis degnified nation. kambwili has a stinky mouth which doesnt befit a leader. kambwili is not principled and a none principled person can only he led.

  30. when salt loses its taste.. when a leader dbandons his own party leaves his followers in a confused state like lost ship. when a leader with several recorded criminal cases discovers that comrades who hoped to shield are also on the wanted national list of criminal.

  31. Now how will he campaign is south and west after insulting them.

    When you say only hakahehes will be getting jobs in zambia you simply deaming a tribe. Its hate crime. Go to usa someone will even call police for hate crime

  32. If Kambwili is saying what the seven provinces are thinking and want to hear or what they are complaining about, those are the factors that determine who gets votes from the other seven provinces.
    HH got those votes from other provinces apart from the three because Zambians where complaining about what was happening in the country and wanted a solution, this man in state house found favor in their thoughts and those lies he voiced from his own mouth they seasoned his win over the poor ECL who by that time had lost confidence from the poverty stricken Zambians.
    Have the living standards of Zambians improved as expected no it has even become worse than in PF government.

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  33. Upnd Kapya sees nothing good in anyone. No wonder KK gave you a treat. Kapya must be watched. If many of you remember Mmembe and is post newspaper, you will realize that except that kapya doesn’t own a media company but the rhetoric is the same. Thec hate is the same; the character assassination is the same; the being mr smart guy and know it all is the same. Only !d!0+$ will trust upnd Kapya. As bigoted as the upndeads the baby post writer now wants to shape Zambian political landscape just like socialist Mmembe did behind that Lucifer’s file.
    In the end this upnd kapya monk could end up like Frank Bwalya, a politician ready to give up their present job for politics.
    Been there, seen that. I have read this hypocrite very well.

  34. FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL , THE OPPRESSED , DESPISED, MAGINALIZED, MISTREATED, COLONINISED AND LABELLED , HAVE USSUALORGANISED THEMSELVES AS A UNITED FORCE TO VOTE OUT THE Government’s PRACTISING BAD ISMS SO AS TO BRING ABOUT SANITY, PEACE , JUSTICE AND FREEDOM TO ALL PEOPLE INCLUDING DRIVERS, MARKETERS AND STUDENTS . THE VOTING PATTERN DEPENDS O THE ISMS PRACTICED BY THE Government IN POWER. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TRIBE BUT UNFAIR TREATMENT OF OTHERS . ARE PEOPLE IN MPULUNGU, MBALA AND SENGA HILL CONSITITUENCES TONGA? ARE PEOPLE IN MALAMBO AN CHITA CONSITUENCES TONGA? IN 1991 PEOPLE FROM ALL REGION ORGANISED THEMSELVES TO REMOVE UNIP AND NO TRIBAL FACTOR. MAZOKA AND PEOPLE FROM ALL REGINS ORGANISED AND UNIFIED THEMMSELVED AND ALMOST SUCCEEDED. SO, PEOPLE LKE NSHILIMUBEMBA TAKE…

  35. Their arrogance will take them Nowhere. Kambwili and GBM are wrong people. Even PF Youth should think Twice. Firstly, Apologize to Zambian people for the divisiveness, theft and other evil things PF Did. Maybe people will find place to forgive. Who would forget how anyone who would wear red used to get harassed and beaten?

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