PF goes for Mukuni: He’s not a chief but HH’s business partner – Mumbi

Patriotic Front Deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri says Chief Mukuni of Southern Province is Hakainde Hichilema’s business partner and not a traditional leader.

And Mumbi has described HH, who has been in detention for over a month, as a puppet of Western countries who is soliciting for sanctions against his own country.

Mumbi was speaking at a media briefing this morning to respond to the Zambia Center for Inter party Dialogue (ZCID)’s call for dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and HH.

“The Zambia Center for Inter-party Dialogue yesterday held a press briefing at which they reveled that they had written to the President to call for dialogue, peace and reconciliation in the nation. They also stated that they had written to the Prison authorities for permission to go and engage HH on dialogue. Let me correct something here, if there is a person who needs dialogue and reconciliation with himself, it is Hakainde Hichilema. He needs to be at peace with himself and at peace with the world. ZCID, we are calling on you to help him come to terms with reality,” Mumbi said.

GBM;'s wife Chama (r) with Chief Mukuni's wife Veronica at court during HH's case-Picture by Tenson Mkhala

GBM’s wife Chama (r) with Chief Mukuni’s wife Veronica at court during HH’s case – Picture by Tenson MkhalaPicture by Tenson Mkhala

“While it is not within their mandate per se, ZCID should also counsel their Royal Highnesses like…in fact he is not even Royal Highness, he is Chief Mukuni. He is more of HH’s business partner and UPND member than he is an impartial traditional leader who must see all of us as Zambians. Even Mumbi Phiri even if she is from Muchinga, I should be looked at by Chief Mukuni as his own child but what we have seen is that even his wife is in the forefront even raising a symbol of UPND. At lest where I come from, Chief Chitimukulu’s wife can not do that and where I am married, Chief Gawa Undi and Mpezeni can not do that, so it’s unfortunate that Chief Mukuni is coming into the political arena,” she said.

Mumbi said Mukuni’s behaviour justified the reason for not conferring him with the status of Paramount Chief.

“No wonder if you look at how many Paramount chiefs we have in Zambia, we have Paramount Chief Gwa Undi, we have Paramount Chief Mpezeni, we have Paramount Chief Chitimukulu and the Litunga of Western Province. If you go through the history, you are going to realise that these people were bestowed by the title of Paramount Chiefs because the colonialist recognised that they were very organised. Now I am wondering, is this why even our colonialists didn’t recongnise Mukuni? He is not even a senior Chief, I think he is just a Sub-Chief. Did the colonialists foresee that his behaviour will be like this? This is a question to him. I therefore urge ZCID to also speak to the Chief,” she said.

Mumbi accused HH of being a “Puppet of the West” who would do anything just to become President.

“HH would rather punish Zambians with hunger just to become a President and it is by God’s providence that he is not a
President. HH is a puppet of the West and mark this puppet of the West’ in the style of Zimababwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai who was globe trotting calling for sanctions against his own country and this is what we have seen UPND doing. We know that those who funded him heavily needed their value for money but sadly for them they funded a losing, miserable candidate,” said Mumbi.


Mirriam Chabala

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Mirriam Chabala is a Zambian journalist who covers current affairs and writes in-depth feature articles on social issues.
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Muntu ushiya
Muntu ushiya

Madam Mumbi phiri Please watch your mouth younglady.You can say all you want against Hh but don’t turn your nitwit mind on my chief. Who do you think you are really Mumbi,we saw you being born and today you are such a shameless loud mouth demeaning my chief. Let me lecture you nitwit, you don’t belong to the council that appointed my chief,you don’t feed my chief,if you think titles matter with our chief think again. My chief is a genious you have not the slightest of clues. Leave my chief out of your malice and vulgarity. Please next time… Read more »

Buck Teeth Lungu
Buck Teeth Lungu

The Catholic Church should seriously consider “defrocking” Mumbwe Fhili who masquerades as a member of the Catholic Women’s League. Mumbwe is seriously a satanist.

kapela zombo
kapela zombo

shame on this woman with no integrity and manners How can she attack an innocent chief like this ? If the chiefs sing for PF its fine when they support prisoners then they are bad how come.?Mumbi must worry on how the prisoners are sleeping than worrying on support from their friends and relatives which is normal.Its crazy that Mumbi has scared even the church in this country who cannot fight for those oppressed the way jesus did .Shame on the church for just thinking of our offerings .

kapela zombo
kapela zombo

Is Mumbi Phiri the spokesperson of PF ? well if it is then they have screwed our land.How on earth can a woman talk to elders to the level of MR Obasanjo with no facts in her mouth and no civility on her head.?This Brenthurst Foundationand the Oppeinhermer’s family is talking about can bail out Zambia on the funds we have been hunting in New York!The madam need some schooling as she has no humanism or integrity in her .GOD willing One day she will be in prison for the crimes committed to humanity of Zambia then she will understand… Read more »

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