Monday, May 20, 2024

Mweetwa Advises PF to Leave Diplomats Alone

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Chief Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has offered a word of advice to the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) party, urging them to refrain from involving diplomats accredited to Zambia in their internal party disputes. Mr. Mweetwa expressed the government’s concern regarding the behavior of certain Patriotic Front Members of Parliament (MPs) who have continued to engage with foreign diplomats, including the American Ambassador to Zambia. These interactions are meant to address party issues that should ideally be resolved within the party itself.

Mr. Mweetwa, who also serves as the Minister of Information and Media, challenged the Patriotic Front to clarify whether they now view the United States of America as a defender of democracy, given their previous accusations that the U.S. and other Western countries played a role in imposing President Hakainde Hichilema on the Zambian people.

In recent developments, Patriotic Front Members of Parliament paid visits to various foreign missions in Zambia, including the European Union, the American Embassy, and the British High Commission.

However, the US Embassy Head of Security advised the team that if they want to set up an official meeting they should use the official channels.During their visits,PF issued a warning regarding the consequences of these diplomatic missions’ perceived support for the alleged destruction of democracy and the circumvention of the rule of law in Zambia.

Mweetwa’s advice to the PF underlines the government’s interest in maintaining diplomatic relations while urging the opposition party to focus on resolving internal matters internally. These developments come amidst ongoing political tensions within PF.

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    • The PF MPs behaved like a typical mob. They stormed out of Parliament to nowhere and then suddenly someone decided that they go to the US Embassy and they did without subjecting the suggestion to
      any interrogation. And off they went without appointment and expected to be given an audience. My goodness me, this only happens in a mob. George Chisanga, I expected better from you.

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  1. Funny that Upnd also used to complain to ambassadors against the PF misdeeds. You used that gun and someone else in future will also use it.
    PF was voted out in order to bring in decency but it appears nothing has changed other than who is the brutalizer.

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    • PF is a lawless party, everyone knows that.It is only Miles Sampa who has acknowledged it and is attempting real re-branding.He has stopped thuggery and locked out the clique of thieves from their meeting place. Right-thinking people must help him to completely wipe PF clean. It is only paupers hoping for crumbs from Lungu’s loot that will support his return and bloggers like Deja FOOOOL who find deep thinking very painful

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    • The UPND went to the extent of hiring a rogue international lawyer to discredit Zambia at international forums. When Hichilema was given an opportunity to speak at one of such, he spoke very strongly against Zambia. These people are dimwits, they can’t think properly

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  2. One can see that this PF thing is directionless. From their previous stance and utterances one would have expected that they would have gone to the Chinese embassy first instead of the so called imperialist west. See how confused they are? Anyway I don’t think the Chinese would also tolerate them.

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    • But why should they be going to embassies? For what? Amateur politicians. Go to court or organise your members to turn up and help you rally.

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  3. Government meddling using institutions like the courts, parliament and the police is the issue here. Nobody is being fooled here. It’s as clear as day.

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  4. But Pyefu, the same diplomats you were expelling left right and center for flimsy issues when you were in power is where you are running to now. Organise your party, rebrand, real rebranding, We are still seeing a lot of arrogance in talk, not tone of remorse witnessed yet, especially from former home Affairs, people died at the hands of the Police during your rule, we still do not know who pulled the trigger, who issued the instructions but atleast we know who was in charge of the Police. Repent now

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  5. Why Mr Mweetwa kindly can you stop what you are doing,these same Americans are the one supporting Democracy you are busy destroying it so that is why PF is defending this democracy.Remember this democracy is not for UPND alone but for zambians.It is a pity to see the way things are going in our country and all NGO’s are quiet.Ieven remember the late Andrew may his sour rest in peace.Everyone will be affected if things goes bezek.

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  6. ………..

    Useless lawless gang of theives………

    How can you just demand to be seen ??

    Pleas, the faster this gang of theives is disbanded , the better for zambia

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  7. Mweetwa, you and your failed government are on record saying that you have a hand in PF confusion. You have failed to manage the economy with sky high commodity prices, failed Kwacha, failed Agriculture and mining. The best you can do is sponsor miles Sampa to shutdown the crying hungry and angry Zambians. HH has even failed to vaccinate cattle against anthrax, the man who claims to be a business man and a farmer.

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    • I repeat Mweetwa doesnt know his job. Neither does the President know Mweetwa’s job description. He isnt supposed to be commenting on partisan political issues because that isnt the Government Spokesperson’s jurisdiction. He is paid as a Civil Servant not as a party cadre. Taxpayers dont donate money for political party operations. We pay tax for government to function not for UPND or PF or MMD to attack each other. They should use their own budget for that. Where are lawyers such as John Sangwa to clarify this misuse?

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    • But Zambians tulo! Why are we allowing UPND to steal from the national treasury for their propaganda campaigns? Mweetwa as a minister should work for The nation not for the party.
      The ministry of broadcasting isn’t for UPND. It is for the nation not for the party. This is not a one party state. To illustrate when Nevas Mumba went to observe elections under SADC he could nt have started telling Zimbabweans that his party the MMD felt the elections were unfair-he had to pass SADC’s opinion. Mweetwa should be charged with conning the Zambian treasury to steal public funds for UPND

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  8. Mweetwa is a sick little boy. You can tell from his mannerisms and ticks when he talks that he is an addicted masterbater. The f00I needs therapy.

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  9. No No This culture developed under PF we trying to erradcate it
    Instead of posting rubbish Read about your useless PF is in a leadership struugle
    YOUR ECL was a waster and none of you can see that
    also stop approaching the people your call colonialists … Just shows what hypocrits you are

  10. When in power, PF deported US ambassador, accusing him of meddling in internal affairs. Now they’re asking US embassy to meddle into internal affairs. Hypocrites!

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  11. If these PF MPs manage to officially arrange a meeting with the US, UK and EU member states embassies before the PF internal differences are resolved by the Zambian courts, the embassies should just say they dont want to interfere in the internal affairs of PF which are before the Zambian courts.

  12. Vipisheni, ni vima spy vaku europa. Their only interest is to cause confusion so that they could continue looting. Just like the famous words of KK…eeh, eeh, uko!

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  13. What is the logic here? Not long ago, the PF (actually Unpatriotic Front) were calling HH the puppet of the west. Fast forward, now are they camping at the western diplomat’s premises. Ignorance is not bliss.

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  14. Based on principle, even If I were a PF member, I’ would not go to these meetings and actions. People who do not conduct post mortems to determine the effect of their own previous actions vs outcomes and if needed adapt accordingly are a danger to themselves and to the society. What kind of world do Africans want to live in?

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    • People who can vote Trump into office should be completely out of their minds. They are not people one should go to for assistance of any kind. You will be left holding a smoking bomb

  15. For those who don’t understand the PFs move must just keep quite. Remember Hakainde in opposition what he was doing? Moreover these hypocrites in the name of European ambassadors have aided the under development that Africa including Zambia are going through now. Hakainde as their Frontline puppet is going out come 2026, Hakainde must ask his masters to come and vote for him. If there is Govt they don’t like these are the same loud mouthed but now that they have their puppet in power they keep quite. Who in opposition has even tried to block Akainde’s motor cade since he came to power? Those still under colonial spell must wake up.

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  16. These PF thugs and Mmembe spilled vitriol against imperialists UK, USA and EU after the Zimbabwean elections. They even expelled US and Cuban ambassadors before for meddling in in internal affairs. Now the want the imperialists to intervene on their behalf. PF is a mental/ chainama case. It is really sad that we allowed criminal mental patients to rule us for 7 years. Pama Fi. Voetsek!

  17. Chendabusiku, who gave you the authority to decide when and what the European Ambassadors should be doing and saying? The masters who voted for HH and UPND will again vote for HH and the UPND. What do you want these European Ambassadors to do when your PF is having internal fights? Dont waste the time of busy hard working Zambians who are enjoying the peaceful environment existing in Zambia now. You are still talking of being under colonial spell 59 years down the line. Keep shouting while others move on with their lives in peaceful Zambia. If you want to bring violence, you will be dealt with within the existing rule of laws of Zambia.

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