by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 15 Sep 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 13 Sep 2019by Natasha Sakala on 13 Sep 2019by Natasha Sakala on 13 Sep 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 16 Sep 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 16 Sep 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 16 Sep 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 13 Sep 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Abraham Kalito on 13 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 13 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 12 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 11 Sep 2019
by Diggers Editor on 16 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 15 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 9 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 7 Sep 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Simon Manda, PhD on 16 Sep 2019by Simon Manda, PhD on 7 Sep 2019by pilAto/ Fumba Chama on 7 Sep 2019by Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 17 Aug 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 Diggers Correspondent on 11 Aug 2019by Mukosha Funga on 27 Jul 2019by Mukosha Funga on 21 Jul 2019by Web Master on 27 Jun 2019
If we join hands with opposition, PF won’t survive – KambwiliBy Zondiwe Mbewe on 1 Feb 2018
Roan PF member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili has warned that if the National Democratic Congress joins hands with other opposition leaders to fight PF, the ruling party will be obliterated.
And Kambwili claimed that PF Secretary General Davies Mwila, Media Director Sunday Chanda and his deputy Antonio Mwanza paid a PF thug nicknamed “Commando” to attacked him if he went ahead to feature on a TV programme on Monday.
Meanwhile Kambwili has challenged Energy Minister David Mabumba to tell the public how some companies that are connected to the powers that be, were selected to supply petroleum products.
He was speaking during a press conference at his house yesterday.
“Last night I was supposed to be on ‘Oxygen of democracy’ programme on Prime TV. We were reliably informed that the PF, through its Secretary General [Davies] Mwila, sent K12, 000 to Commando directing him to organise four buses and thugs with pangas to come to Prime TV so that they cause some violence. The owners of the TV Station contacted the police to ask them whether we could go ahead with the program and whether the police could provide security for us. To our dismay police told them that they had also received information that PF wanted to come and attack us. And the only thing they told the owners of the TV Station was that do not go ahead with the program. Why should the police fail to arrest Commando whom they know? When we were attacked at Central police station Commando was there and he was identified by our people. They know where he’s found. And joke of the year, the following morning he (Commando) even issued a statement warning me. Of all people, Commando warning Imbwili. Mwaiche wandi Commando, kuti watinya Imbwili iwe? You are not my size, my size is Presidents. I don’t deal with nonentities. I deal with Presidents. So I can not worst my time to talk about Commando a common criminal,” charged Kambwili.
“I’m appealing to the Secretary General of PF, I know Mwila, his background is violence. You can even see the way he looks. Secretary General amonekafye kwati nichi criminal. Please ba Mwila na abantu benu can we do the right thing. You are going to destroy this country because this country will degenerate into violence which you will not stop. Let me tell you that people in the opposition, combined opposition are more than PF sympathisers. And if the opposition decide to come together and fight you, you will not fight back. But I don’t think we have to go that direction, we are just asking you Mwila to behave and the police to do their job. I also want to appeal to my younger brother Sunday Chanda, don’t think the people of Zambia are stupid. You were with Mwila, Antonio Mwanza and Commando when you were planning [with] them to come and attack us yesterday. And then you are the first one to issue a statement that the ‘PF does not subscribe to violence, I should not leave in the shadow of fear’. Sunday mwaiche wandi, akatanshi takalisha, akalekelesha ekalalisha.”
He wondered why police were reluctant to arrest the PF thug called Commando.
“It has now become very clear that the Zambia police is not interested in fighting the violence being perpetrated by Commando at the Intercity Bus Terminus with his thugs. The police have been intimidated by the Patriotic Front. The police have, with impunity, allowed this criminal called Commando with some thugs to be levying buses and traders who are operating from Intercity Bus Terminus and they use this money for their personal livelihood. In return they are now being used to perpetrate violence against innocent opposition political parties. These attacks are directly being perpetrated against the NDC and myself. I cannot understand why we should be threatened to go and appear on a TV station,” he said.
And Kambwili named seven companies contracted to supply fuel, which he said had links to the powers.
“I have raised issues of corruption in this government and every time we raise these issues we are told that we are insulting people, we are bitter. I want to pose a question to the Ministry of Energy to tell the Zambians under what circumstances they have chosen the seven companies to supply finished petroleum products. When you look at the companies that have been recommended, in fact they are just about to sign the contract, you will see that they are companies that are closer to the powers. And sometimes we maybe saying the President is corrupt yet it is the people at the lower end that are perpetrating corruption. I want to ask the Minister of Energy [David] Mabumba, the Permanent Secretary of energy and the procurement committee in the Ministry of Energy to tell us,” Kambwili demanded.
“These are the seven companies that have been shortlisted: Delta energy, BB energy, EL Shaddai Capital, LBM Investment Limited, Cash Fin Zambia limited, Chrisma Earth Moving Equipment and Davon Oil. This is what is known as State capture. So I want the ministry of energy to explain to the people of Zambia how they shortlisted these companies. This procurement stinks corruption.”
He further challenged Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary to explain a contract for the supply of military uniforms.
“We also want comrade Sturdy Mwale the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence to tell us. There’s an allegation that there was a tender for the supply of army uniforms for ZAF. The lowest quote was $14 million and the Ministry of Defence decided to award the contract to the company that quoted $67 million. We are asking you Sturdy Mwale, can you clarify whether indeed the ministry of defense has given a tender to a company to supply army uniforms at $67 million when there is a company that quoted $14 million for the same uniforms. We leave it to Sturdy Mwale and probably the army chief for ZAF to answer these questions. So may we have answers to whether indeed this procurement took place,” Kambwili said.
He also demanded that solders are withdrawn from patrolling the Central Business District in Lusaka.
“The army patrolling the town centre has now become a nuisance. We have heard so many complaints in the townships where people are being beaten. They get someone in town and start punishing them to do physical exercise, beating them. This is getting out of hand. Since these complaints arose we have never heard any government official condemn this act. Its becoming too much. We appreciate the job that the army did and I’m appealing to his Excellency the President, they have done their part. Take them back to their barrack. Let the people of Zambia leave freely,” said Kambwili.
About Zondiwe Mbewe
Zondiwe has interest in writing political and current affairs on issues which affect every Zambians.
Email: zondiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Airtel agent in court for defiling wife’s sisters - 16 Sep 2019
- British man in court for assaulting Zambian cleaner girlfriend - 16 Sep 2019
- 4 Lusaka men sue Kaizer Zulu for kidnapping and beating them - 13 Sep 2019
- Judge Nkonde asks ConCourt to dismiss M’membe’s application for review of costs - 13 Sep 2019
- If Nevers is allowed to lead the party, there’ll be no MMD, witness tells court - 13 Sep 2019
- We warned Lungu over his friendship with Valden Findlay (4,796 views)
- Findlay knows Goswami; I've been in their presence before, reveals Kaweche Kaunda (2,230 views)
- British man in court for assaulting Zambian cleaner girlfriend (1,606 view)
- Bill 10 is nonsensical – Chongwe (1,521 view)
- How will judges rule on Bill 10 after submitting to Parley? (1,280 view)
- It makes us sad that we can't stick to load shedding schedule - Zesco
- Switch to cheaper food, Wina urges Zambians
- Findlay drug allegations shake State House as Lungu orders probe
- It's impossible to reduce mealie meal prices, brace for harder times, warns GBM
- Chipolopolo had horror moment in Brazzaville - FAZ
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