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Mutati vows to rebuild MMD

MMD faction leader Felix Mutati says without the support of his party, the story would have been different for the PF in 2016. During the Lusaka Province MMD membership renewal exercise at Government Complex yesterday, Mutati said President Edgar Lungu had acknowledged the help the former ruling party rendered to PF. Mutati said he was…

ZAMBIANS ARE SUFFERING IMMENSEL their plight must be placed ahead of that of politicians – HH

SUFFERINGS by Zambians are immense and they need to have their plight placed first than those of political leaders, says Hakainde Hichilema. Speaking at St Kizito Catholic Church during a service for the late Sesheke member of parliament Frank Kufakwandi, the UPND leader said Zambians are faced with many challenges which need to be addressed…

Let them demonstrate over Zaffico

It’s very clear that the police are not administering the public order Act in a manner that can be said to be fair and impartial. It is very clear that those in the ruling Patriotic Front are treated differently by the police when it comes to the administration of the public order Act. Whereas the…

Chipolopolo brace for Mambas

CHIPOLOPOLO will this afternoon attempt to swim or sink when they face Mozambique in a must-win 2019 AfCON qualifier at Estadio do Zimpeto in Maputo. Sven Vandenbroek's Chipolopolo are bottom of the group on four points, level with Mozambique. After managing only one group win, two losses and a draw thus far, Zambia is now…

Win today will be a boost – Mwape

WINING today's encounter will be a boost for us to go all the way to the finals, says Shepolopolo head coach Bruce Mwape. Shepolopolo this evening take on Equatorial Guinea in their opening Group B match of the Africa Women Cup of Nations at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana. Mwape has also asked his…

Elections that reflect the will of the people

Commission of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence chairperson Munalula Lisimba says in a democratic dispensation like Zambia, the electoral process has to be transparent and reflect the will of the people that vote in any election. Elections which are manipulated through violence and intimidation cannot be said to reflect the will of the…

E/P education officials probe reports of ‘sexual’ abuse of Chinunda teachers

  THE Eastern Province Education office has dispatched a team of senior education officers to investigate reports from Chinunda School in Chipangali district that teachers are allegedly being sexually abused. Provincial education officer Allan Lingambe told journalists yesterday that when he received the complaint from teachers alleging that some of them have found semen in…

Govt begins preps for 2020 census

NATIONAL development planning minister Alexander Chiteme says preparations for the 2020 census of population and housing have started. And Central Statistical Office acting director Goodson Sinyenga says the office is confronted with the challenges of a rapidly changing world. During celebrations to mark the African Statistics day for 2018 held under the theme High quality…

Kitwe police deny UPND demo permit

  POLICE in Kitwe have turned down a notification by UPND for a peaceful demonstration on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, PF youths led by their provincial youth chairman Nathan Chanda held solidarity protests against what they called xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals by the UPND where they warned to declare Copperbelt a no go…

CONCOURT LUO VERDICT FOOLISH…It’s laughable, I knew it was going to be a stupid, foolish judgment, says Mwamba

DOREEN Mwamba says the Constitutional Court judgement that overturned nullification of Professor Nkandu Luos election and declaring her winner of the Munali Constituency seat is foolish and laughable.The Constitutional Court yesterday said High Court judge Edward Musona grossly misdirected himself when he nullified Prof Luos election as Munali member of parliament. The court said all…

Support HH, GBM at UPND congress – Mpundu

UPND chairman for industrial development Bernard Mpundu has cautioned the partys structures in Nyimba district against selling their political birthright for a worthless amount of money or political regalia. Speaking during a membership mobilisation meeting in Nyimba, Eastern Province, on Wednesday, Mpundu told the partys structures not to bother about UPND leader Hakainde Hichilemas tribe.…

Electoral results should be reflective of people’s free will, says judge Lisimba

(By Isaac Zulu in Kapiri Mposhi) COMMISSION of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence chairperson Munalula Lisimba says electoral results should be reflective of the free will of the people. Speaking during a sitting to receive submissions from people in Kapiri Mposhi at the council lodge, Lisimba said in a democratic dispensation like Zambia,…

Zambians, let’s be vigilant – Chaile

THE protest against imaginary xenophobia on Chinese by PF cadres on the Copperbelt is a sign of desperation, says Radical Revolutionary Party president Vincent Chaile. He alleged that there was mining exploration going in ZAFFICO plantations and urged Zambians to be vigilant over their natural resources. Chaile, the former University of Zambia Students Union leader, said…

KBF’s timely counsel

In a lengthy op-ed last Sunday, PF member Kelvin Bwalya Fube stated that it would be folly for Zambians to ignore the current social and economic distress sweeping across the nation.   There is a strong perception that our President has been held hostage by a small group of self-serving individuals, he stated. Citizens believe…

Meet and talk, Kalaba advises Lungu, HH

HARRY Kalaba has advised President Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to meet and talk without necessarily waiting for Church mother bodies or any other third party to facilitate their meeting. And Kalaba, a former foreign affairs minister, says President Lungu takes long to anger and that Hichilema should be saluted for choosing Zambia…

THIS GOVT IS FULL OF ILLS…we wish this will not be the case with your leadership, Mangango chiefs tell NDC

(Edwin Mbulo in Kaoma) CHIEF Muyani of the Nkoya people of Mangango says the PF government is full of ills. And chief Mufaya also of Mangango has advised Zambians never to allow politicians to steal, especially that they are the ones that elevate them to positions of power. Speaking when National Democratic Party (NDC) vice-president…