by Omphile Ndlovu on 21 Sep 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 21 Sep 2019by Julia Malunga on 20 Sep 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 20 Sep 2019
by Stuart Lisulo on 19 Sep 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Sep 2019by Julia Malunga on 17 Sep 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 17 Sep 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 20 Sep 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 20 Sep 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Sep 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Sep 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Mazuba Muleya on 18 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 17 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 13 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 13 Sep 2019
by Diggers Editor on 22 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 20 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 19 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 18 Sep 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 22 Sep 2019by Simon Manda, PhD on 16 Sep 2019by Simon Manda, PhD on 7 Sep 2019by pilAto/ Fumba Chama on 7 Sep 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Correspondent on 24 May 2019by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019
by Julia Malunga on 22 Sep 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 11 Aug 2019by Mukosha Funga on 27 Jul 2019by Mukosha Funga on 21 Jul 2019
KAMBWILI: “It’s time someone else took over PF, Lungu has failed to unite the party”By Joseph Mwenda on 29 Aug 2017
Roan PF member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili says President Edgar Lungu must resign as leader of the Patriotic Front because he has failed to unite the party.
And Kambwili says if the PF pushes him too far, he will launch a political Tsunami that the country has never seen before.
Meanwhile, the former Information Minister complained that President Lungu’s political advisor Kaizer Zulu called to warn him that State Machinery would be used to make him broke.
In an interview with News Diggers! Kambwili said he had taken time to interact with the sidelined ministers who were in Michael Sata’s Cabinet and they were not happy with how the ruling party had been hijacked by the MMD.
“The original PF members are not happy. Everybody is not happy. There is an invisible hand that is dictating the affairs of PF and this hand is distabilising the party. The sooner the PF members realise that we are being taken on a wrong course, the better. Look at what is happening in the mines; how can the government allow miners [at Mopani Mines] to be sent on forced leave over a contractual agreement which is very straight forward. Mopani are not being unreasonable, they are following what is contained in the Power Supply Agreement that they have with CEC. We need to understand these issues other than threatening Mopani. We have a big problem here, we expect the President to call Mopani to State House and resolve the issue, he should have even cut his trip from Mfuwe,” Kambwili said.
Take a listen:
“That is why I am saying under this administration of Edgar Lungu, Minors will never see anything tangible. The earlier the President realises that he is making a mistake and comes back to sit with the original PF, and do the original plan of PF, the better. Failure to which, the only thing I can do is to ask him to resign and pave way for other people to lead PF. Someone who has a heart for the people, a heart for the poor, a heart for the miners.”
Asked if he was interested in taking over from President Lungu, Kambwili said all he wanted was unity in the ruling party.
“I want to fight for PF and my matter is in court, but if we reach the hard rock, there is nothing I can do. I will have no option but to device plan B. I have told them that once we go plan B, they will have nobody to blame but themselves. They will see a political Tsunami that they have never seen in this country. I am not a political lightweight,” warned Kambwili.
He said he could not sit idle and watch the party he labored for be taken over by strangers.
“The MMD government is back through the back door. Everything that is happening now is MMD. It’s no longer PF. The entire leadership of PF today is MMD and the man behind the control of PF is Rupiah Banda. So we have gone back to square one; the people that we removed from power have come back,” Kambeili observed.
“And for me I doubt if President Edgar Lungu has ever been PF before, because if he was PF, he would have continued with the PF members in leadership. What is going on now, you can see that it’s the MMD tricks; where when you have an election, you put the price of maize at K85 per bag, immediately the elections are over, you bring the price of maize at K60 per bag, this is what we were seeing in MMD. The MMD would start a road when there are elections, immediately after elections are over they demobilise.”
He observed that President Lungu was travelling unnecessarily and neglecting pressing national issues.
“What were we were seeing in MMD is that the President was out of the country every after two weeks. This is exactly what we are seeing now. Look at what President Edgar Lungu did; there was an inauguration ceremony in Rwanda and there was a very important meeting of Heads of State in South Africa. Ordinarily, you would have the President to send a minister or Vice-President to Rwanda for the inauguration ceremony and go and attend an important SADC meeting. But the President goes for both meetings. He goes and lands for two minutes and takes off again to go to South Africa, from South Africa he goes to Mfuwe,” said Kambwili.
“You have seen of late that opening of all things now is done by the President, if there is opening of a market shelter costing K250 it is the President. If there is official opening of a school, it is the President, official opening of a shopping mall, it is the President. Launching of Oil Exploration, the President goes to launch. Surely, do you need the President to go for the exploration of oil? A President should be going to launch the production of oil, not exploration. It appears that the President doesn’t have anything to do in the office.
About Joseph Mwenda
Joseph is experienced in political news writing, photography and video editing.
Email: joseph [at] diggers [dot] news
- Lungu fires new FIC board chair Siame - 11 Sep 2019
- Findlay drug allegations shake State House as Lungu orders probe - 11 Sep 2019
- Lungu must address debt, loadshedding, mealie meal prices in Parley address – CSPR - 10 Sep 2019
- Don’t ask for credit, find who owns 48 houses, APNAC challenges ACC - 9 Sep 2019
- Van Blerk loses appeal over Baobab land - 2 Sep 2019
- Evicted from govt house with no benefits after 40yrs of service (3,725 views)
- More North Korean Diplomats Caught Smuggling Animal Parts From Africa (1,167 view)
- Thanks to Goswami, Lungu’s chickens are coming home to roost (909 views)
- The Type of Permanent Secretary we Need in the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (815 views)
- PF need a miracle to pass Bill 10 – Nkombo (585 views)
- The Type of Permanent Secretary we Need in the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
- Zambians have now turned to charcoal, forests are depleting
- Evicted from govt house with no benefits after 40yrs of service
- More North Korean Diplomats Caught Smuggling Animal Parts From Africa
- Solwezi man wins K67,147 from K5 bet
- Thanks to Goswami, Lungu’s chickens are coming home to roost
- HH shouldn’t be moving around like a cockroach in the kitchen - Bowman
- Zesco tariffs to go up by 75%, we also need to revise fuel prices - Minister
- Germany ambassador offers to help FAZ find a coach
- Airtel agent in court for defiling wife’s sisters
Subscribe For News In Email
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend