Wednesday, June 19, 2024

PF accuse Government of Planning to Deregister the Party on Tuesday

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Given Lubinda, Vice President of the Patriotic Front (PF), revealed the government’s plans to deregister the party during a recent address to the Members of the Central Committee. Lubinda stated that the Registrar of Societies has devised a scheme to deregister the PF on Tuesday of next week, despite the party having fulfilled the requirements set by the registrar.

Lubinda expressed his astonishment at the reasons provided for the threat of deregistration, noting that the party was being criticized for not submitting academic qualifications in the form of CVs for the office bearers. He questioned the necessity of providing CVs for the registration of a political party and emphasized that the PF had already submitted the required fingerprints for the office bearers.

The PF Vice President further highlighted the perplexing nature of the situation, referring to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary after the response from the Registrar of Societies, which urged the PF to ensure compliance. Lubinda explained that while three out of the ten office bearers had initially failed to submit fingerprints, the party had rectified the issue by providing eight additional fingerprints, surpassing the legal requirement of ten. However, the registrar informed them via a phone call that this was still insufficient.

In the face of these challenges, the PF remains resolute and committed to defending the church in Zambia. Lubinda stressed that the party will continue to protect all religious denominations from harassment, considering them all as churches of God. He firmly stated that any attack on the church indirectly constitutes an attack on the PF, and threats against the party will not deter its members from exposing what they perceive as the government’s negative influences on Zambia.

Lubinda addressed the accusations made by government officials, such as Thabo Kawana, Director of Media and Spokesperson in the Ministry of Information and Media, and Hon Jack Mwiimbu, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security. These officials had accused the PF of circulating seditious material in the form of forged letters, purportedly originating from senior government officials, targeting the Catholic church and its leadership, including Archbishop Alick Banda of Lusaka. Lubinda dismissed these allegations, stating that the PF leadership had no involvement in the creation of the documents. However, he emphasized that the content of the letter mirrored what the PF and the Zambian people had heard from the current government, even going so far as to refer to Archbishop Alick Banda as Lucifer.

Speaking at the PF Central Committee Meeting, Lubinda reiterated the party’s desire to hold the Elective Extraordinary Conference and mentioned the ongoing process of reviewing the party constitution in preparation for the event. He emphasized that the PF cannot remain silent in the face of the challenges the country is currently experiencing, as he believes that external forces are working against the party. Lubinda cited President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s past statements regarding homosexuality and the Zambianization of mines as examples that provoked powerful entities.

In other developments, Lubinda instructed PF members not to engage with the US Ambassador to Zambia, Michael Gonzalez, until he fulfills his courtesy call to the party. Lubinda also criticized the mistreatment and prolonged detention of opposition Members of Parliament and extended well wishes to former PF Media Director Antonio Mourinho Mwanza and Director of Administration Alick Tembo following their decisions to resign from the party.

The PF remains determined to confront the challenges it faces, including the potential deregistration, and continues to assert its commitment to defending the church and safeguarding the interests of its members and supporters.

28 COMMENTS

  1. Infact let it be deregistered today not other day PF criminals where very bad people no normal person can wish them to be near let them go.You where asked to submit only 10 names how come you submitted 15 when the law is clear? learn to respect you are nolonger in power PF.

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  2. Infact let it be deregistered today not other day PF criminals where very bad people no normal person can wish them to be near let them go.You where asked to submit only 10 names how come you submitted 15 when the law is clear? learn to respect the lawyou are nolonger in power PF.A week after a week PF central meeting no solution but attacking HH and America after that they ask the group to go in carteen to have heavy food without realizing that they are eating money for convention which was donated by miles,baushi chilekwa,kafwaya, mwamba, monde ,chitalu, Brian and Mr fixed neck chishimba kambwili and soon they will make another day just wait PF criminals.

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  3. Please be extra careful the way you are handling the affairs of this wonderful Nation called zambia.We know a black cloud wants to descend on our land but alas to say God is in control for the word says ”Blessed is the Nation whose their Lord is God” and zambia is such a Nation,if you think declaring zambia as a christian Nation is fake,wait and see How God operates.

    • BOOM when you took power from mmd you found fuel at k5 while exchange rate it was k5 to k6 and mealie meal K36 to k45,I’m sure you where not born at that time Boom.Come on ground don’t just talk you mambala PF criminals are the one who are dead and buried Antonio mwanza has just left the titanic boat.

  4. Some advice to PF, had it not been for Michael Sata that party would never have won the elections that followed on his passing. Given Lubinda is a very unpopular figure as too as 90 percent of the people that are in PF, you guys had your chance and you missed it up along with the country, the nation suffered 7 years of negative growth when it could have achieved so much more given the level of development financing that was coming in. Just step aside, let the younger generation in PF or those with brighter ideas take the mantle and at least discuss real issues to keep the current govt accountable for even they will be subject to the people’s assessment in 2026 and should they win again in 2031.

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  5. Given lubinda, one of the greatest political minds to ever exist. He makes hh look like a retard.

    Meanwhile Bashi Miyanda is meandering on the economy.

    Dollar is now above K20

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    • Today onwards for a minute nth kwacha is going to be strong. HH and his cronies are making 10% every morning nth on their forex holding swap with kwacha.

  6. Due to the poor governance and failures affecting our country caused by the inc0mpetent upnd g0vt, I have decided to pr0test. From last week, I am taking part in a self imp0sed semen retenti0n protest for a m0nth. This means I will in no way ejacuIate for a month in protest. I urge those who love our country to j0in in and support this pr0test. To th0se who continue to supp0rt the upnd, I ask you to mention one c0mm0dity that has gone down in price since upnd took over. Failing which you close your dirty m0uth.To those who supp0rt my pr0test and PF, I ask that you d0wnv0te this comment. If you don’t supp0rt my pr0test then please upv0te this comment

  7. Speaking from the dump site again.The reason why the US ambassador has taken your group casually is because you Lubinda and group are not recognised as the legitimate representative of your PF party.Go to the general conference and elect legitimate leadres,then you will be accoreded the diplomatic treatment you so much need.Otherwise you will treated as mare mortals,visiters to individualy undergo the usual clearances.You will then take turns to explain to Ambassador Gonzales that you didnt steal their money but just borrowed
    The Catholic church is not part of PF and vise-versa.An attack on the church cannot be an attack on PF.You are not NATO

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  8. Today the coward Lubinda is acting VP tomorrow he will Acting President…the question when is PF holding a convention?

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  9. This country will never be the same after Hakainde’s lopsided single handedly governing this great nation like one of his own ranches. These spells coming now are dangerous signs of a dictator that will create anarchy and consequently render this country un peaceful. It is a very sad beginning. PF you should not cease to apologise to the people of Zambia for ushering this beautiful land into this monstrosity type of governance.

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    • I do echo same sentiments like Tikki.The party of unsustainable debts,economic downfall and abuse of power should go down the toilet like amafi for good.

  10. 2020vision is right………..

    PF need to usher in a new generation of leaders, not this soiled incompetent group………

    They have absolutely zero chance……

    They are just eating allowances and reminants of the looting…..

  11. Even the haters have to agree……….

    Currently , there is no viable alternative to HH…….

    Cde Membe comes a distant second , but still has much work to do while zambians exhauste the potential of HH………..

  12. Hahaha , have fun with your pain ba PF .You abused power to haunt and persecute Rupiah Bwezani Banda now you enjoy the same pain.

  13. What do you expect from a ruling party lead by a coward! The truth by told upnd has lost popularity like no man’s business. Get into public transport and speak but upnd and see the reaction! Two years down the line Pf is still intact and this is the biggest threat to useless upnd, when did CV submission become part of the conditions at the registrar’s office! This is how failures, selfish and dictators behave. Iam very disappointed with upnd. Focus on delivering to fullfil your campaign promises.
    which is
    Mealie meal K 50.00
    Fuel K 12 per litre
    Fertilizer K 250.00 per bag
    Medicines in hospitals etc

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    • @Boom, fuel was promised at k5. HH produced a formula that will put fuel at that. He has since lost the piece of paper and has resulted to graphs. And when people talk about the graphs, he unleashes his tribesmen Imenda to insult them.

  14. The requirements for the registration of any political party in Zambia are specific. It requires 10 office bearers that should include the President. There’s no mbasela at law, therefore it’s not necessary for the PF to submit more than 10 names. Each office bearer must provide specific info, and that includes a CV. The Registrar follows each party’s submitted constitution in dealing with its affairs. Almost all political parties in Zambia have a similar challenge, their constitutions haven’t addressed how to deal with the vacancy in the presidency before the national convention. The PF must submit a calendar for their convention and ask for more time instead of playing politics. Some office bearers can’t be replaced without a convention

  15. Given Lubinda must direct his secretariat sort out this registration issue, Surely ,lets be leaders .If you cant lead let others take over. You cant have a whole part crying over a small thing like deregistration claiming persecution

    That matter is obvious please

  16. PF got de-registered in 2016 when at the conversion in Kabwe you raised arms to elect Mr. Lungu, instead of secrete ballot. The truth is that even those who raised arms were not PF members. You have been ruling the country illegally, for failure to follow your own laws. There was no official from the Electoral from ECZ to conduct the elections as required by laws.

  17. PF started to de-register herself in 2016 at their conversion in Kabwe.
    First their official de-registration started when they did not care to take President Sata to hospital in time.
    And they kept on saying that they will rule for the next fifty years. So they become complaisance like they owned Zambia.
    During their conversion in Kabwe in 2016 was very interesting. Had it not being for that man, Wily…. may his sole rest in peace and sadly, no one in PF remembers him. You see.

  18. We still have political parties with “Central Committees”? And there is no “politics-religion separation”?

  19. LOL

    Why suppress a party of losers?

    And Kaiser Zulu and his mold intelligence quotient which adds to it !

    To die of laughter!!!

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