Category: Politics

PROBE UPND ‘DRAFT’, SAYS CLERGYMAN

By NATION REPORTER A CLERGYMAN has called on relevant authorities to investigate allegations that the United Party for National Development (UPND) is mobilising ex-servicemen to counter State police and other security wings ahead of the 2021 elections. But a police source has revealed that some of the allegedly targeted ex-servicemen are not willing to be…

RALLY BEHIND OUR CANDIDATE – KAPATA URGES VOTERS

By JACKSON MAPAPAYI  LANDS Minister Jean Kapata has implored the people of Tunvwanganai ward in Solwezi to vote for the PF candidate Emmanuel Mupampanya in the local government by-election slated for November 20. Speaking when she addressed two public rallies at Kyawama and Kazomba markets yesterday, Ms Kapata who is also chairperson for women and…

CDF ALLOCATION IS FAIR – MINISTER

By SIMON MUNTEMBA THERE is no biasness in the allocation of the Constituency Development Funds (CDF), says Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale. And Mr Mwale disclosed that a total of 30 town clerks and council secretaries would be charged with various offences in trying to ensure that they adhere to financial regulations. Mr Mwale said…

NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW – PF

…No quashing summons by police By AARON CHIYANZO IT IS irresponsible and retrogressive for Kelvin Bwalya Fube and his proxies to ask President Edgar Lungu to order the police not to summon UPND leader  Hakainde Hichilema over his careless remarks when he did so willingly, because he is not a sacred cow,  Patriotic Front (PF)…

HH INFILTRATES GOVT?

By NATION REPORTER HAKAINDE Hichilema has infiltrated the government system much more than the ruling party realizes, two opposition leaders have warned. That is why such glaring cases as the Saturnia Pension scandal and the irregular privatization of Intercontinental Hotel have never been investigated to reveal the truth, Economic and Equity party (EEP) president Chilufya…

LET LUNGU, HH RECONCILE – MP

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema must reconcile to promote unity of purpose, Mwembeshi Member of Parliament (Independent) Machila Jamba has suggested. Mr Jamba observed that unity in the country would only be attained when the two leaders settle their differences and worked together. He said political differences between the ruling Patriotic Front…

PEP SEEKS CONCOURT TO SUBPOENA SILIYA, CHANDA

PATRIOTS for Economic Progress (PeP) leader Sean Tembo has applied to the Constitutional Court to allow him subpoena Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya and Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda whom he wants to be witnesses in a case in which he petitioned the court over President Lungu’s…

‘DEMAGOGUES SPREADING FALSEHOODS’

 By Nation Reporter IT’S out of ignorance and malice that some people are suggesting that we are selling ZAFFICO, says State House Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda. Featuring live on ZNBC main News last evening, Mr Chanda expressed regret that some politicians were promoting anarchy in the country…

HANDS OFF CIVIL SERVANTS, PF MEMBERS TOLD

By ANDREW MUKOMA PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu yesterday censured party members in Southern Province to stop interfering in the operations of government but instead stick to their lanes of mobilising the party. President Lungu said that despite party members being the ones that voted for those in power, they had no right to dictate who is…

AVAP CAUTIONS POLITICIANS OVER CARELESS TALK

By NATION REPORTER OPPOSITION leaders should use their money to mobilise their political parties for 2021 elections, instead of sponsoring unrest in the country, Anti-Voter Apathy Project (AVAP) Copperbelt Provincial Coordinator Poster Jumbe has said. Mr Jumbe said responsible opposition leaders should use their money on party mobilisation so that they could set the stage…

LUNDA CHIEF THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND LUNGU

By JACKSON MAPAPAYI  SENIOR Chief Kanong’esha of the Lunda speaking people of Mwinilunga has vowed to rally behind President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front government. Senior Chief Kanong’esha said he will rally behind the PF government because of the many developmental activities in the district. The traditional leader who is also the chairperson for…

‘VIOLENT’ UPND CADRES NABBED

FOUR suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres have been apprehended in Luwingu for allegedly damaging a vehicle belonging to the Patriotic Front. Northern Province Police Commissioner Richard Mweene confirmed the arrest of the UPND cadres whom he identified as party district chairperson Simon Kalebwe, 42, Kennedy Katuta, 43, Kapya Katumbili, 43, and Geoffrey…

ZALOUMIS U-TURNS IN COURT TO ESCAPE JAIL

By NATION REPORTER NEVERS Mumba MMD led-faction, acting National Secretary, Winnie Zaloumis yesterday escaped prison after she quickly reversed her decision of refusing to answer a question put to her in a matter relating to the MMD leadership wrangles. High Court Judge Sharon Newa said refusal to respond to questions properly put to a witness…

CADRE CHIEF TOLD OFF

By NATION REPORTER SENIOR chief Mukuni has been advised to step down from his position as chief because he is embarrassing his people with his continued cadre behavior and parodying of UPND misinformation and propaganda. ZRP leader Wright Musoma has challenged the Toka Leya chief to leave the throne and get into the political arena…

MUTATI FIRED

By ANNIE ZULU PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has revoked the appointment of Felix Mutati as Minister of Works and Supply and withdrawn his nomination as Member of Parliament. The President has replaced Mr Mutati with Lunte Member of Parliament Mutotwe Kafwaya. He said that there was no need for speculation on the revocation of Mr Mutati’s…

MANGANGO BALLOTS PAPERS ARRIVE

By NATION REPORTER BALLOT papers for the by-elections in Mangango (parliamentary), Lupososhi (chairperson) and to elect five councilors, set for November 20, 2018 have arrived in Lusaka. The ballot papers arrived yesterday at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Verification of the ballot papers with the participating political parties…

PROSECUTE GBM OVER HATE SPEECH – LIFWEKELO

By NATION REPORTER THOSE propagating hate speech and unpalatable language such as Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) should be prosecuted because their action may plunge Zambia into chaos says, former UPND deputy spokesperson, Edwin Lifwekelo. Mr Lifwekelo said there was need to strengthen existing laws which would criminalise hate speech and the use of unpalatable language.…

OPPOSITION SPONSORS STUDENT ‘CANDIDATES’

By NATION REPORTER A NAMED opposition political party sponsored campaigns in the upcoming November 9, 2018 University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) elections with the aim of using students for political purposes, Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) president Wright Musoma has charged. Mr. Musoma said he had inside information of the activities that the opposition party…

UPND NOT SERIOUS

By IRVIN MUYUMBWA UPND is not serious with the dialogue process, but using it as a smear campaign in an attempt to remain relevant because they want to have things to talk about until 2021, Patriotic Front Lunte Member of Parliament Mutotwe Kafwaya has said. Mr. Kafwaya said the entire UPND including their members of…

HH NOT ENDORSED BY KK, UPND TOLD

By SIMON MUNTEMBA HAKAINDE Hichilema’s supporters should not fool themselves that Dr Kenneth Kaunda blessed and endorsed the five-time elections loser for the presidency when he visited the former president because that has been Dr Kaunda’s trade mark since time immemorial, former UPND deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo has said. Mr Lifwekelo, who is a PF…