by Mirriam Chabala on 24 Sep 2018by Mukosha Funga on 24 Sep 2018by Mukosha Funga on 24 Sep 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 24 Sep 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Stuart Lisulo on 24 Sep 2018by Stuart Lisulo on 24 Sep 2018by Stuart Lisulo on 20 Sep 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Sep 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 22 Sep 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Sep 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Sep 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Sep 2018
- Editor's Choice
by WECREATE I ZAMBIA on 13 Sep 2018by Mukubesa Mundia on 27 Jul 2018by Percy Chanda, UPND on 15 Jun 2018by Elias Munshya on 11 Jun 2018
by Diggers Editor on 24 Sep 2018by Diggers Editor on 22 Sep 2018by Diggers Editor on 21 Sep 2018by Diggers Editor on 20 Sep 2018
by Thomas Mulenga on 24 Sep 2018by Sampa Kabwela on 8 Sep 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 2 Sep 2018by Abraham Kalito on 5 Aug 2018
- Guest Diggers
by Dr Chisoni Mumba on 21 Sep 2018by Dr Felix Masiye and Dr Bona Chitah on 18 Sep 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 17 Sep 2018by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 8 Sep 2018
PF threatens to deregister UPND over impeachment schemesBy Sipilisiwe Ncube on 31 Mar 2018
PF Legal Committee Chairperson Brian Mundubile and Bwana Mkubwa PF member of parliament Dr Jonas Chanda yesterday held a press conference at the ruling party secretariat at which they threatened to deregister the opposition UPND if they find proof that it bribed MPs to impeachPresident Edgar Lungu.
The officials who were flanked by deputy media director Antonio Mwanza and provincial youth chairperson Kennedy Kamba, said the Ministry of Home Affairs was investigating the matter.
They also called on members of parliament not to be bought over the impeachment motion.
“I just want to urge members of parliament whether from UPND, MMD, FDD or PF that when somebody trys to bribe you for something, just tell them that ‘I am not for sale’, we are not for sale. We got the mandate from the people to represent them. And if these things are proven and I would urge the Minister of Home Affairs to investigate very seriously, if all these allegations are proven, we shall seriously call for the deregistration of UPND which means they are not adding value to the political discourse,” Chanda said.
Chanda said UPND was sabotaging the economic status of the country by talking ill about Zambia.
“The UPND are not patriotic, they don’t love this country. That is why they go out talking ill about this country, damaging and denting the image of the county, and that also has repercussions on foreign investment. Investors who want to invest in the economy, they look at what is happening, the news that they get. In short what UPND is doing apart from demeaning the President, they are denting you as a country. They are also sabotaging you as a country economically because if investors don’t come, the economy will suffer,” said Chanda.
“So what I want you to mark is, if what we are hearing of them trying to get money to buy members of parliament is true, they are corrupt themselves and they are not qualified to talk on corruption. Let them come out clean and we have seen this trend where someone is accused of corruption, they are the number one to go and defend a person who is accused of corruption.”
Meanwhile Mundubile said the impeachment motion by the UPND was only intended at scandalizing President Lungu.
“Equity demands that he that comes to equity must come with clean hands. UPND is not coming to equity with clean hands with regards to corruption. If the stories we are getting in the media are true, of them going outside, wanton to go and corrupt members of parliament to procure support in the impeachment motion, its unfortunate, and they are not competent to comment on corruption whatsoever,” Mundubile said.
“What would become of them if one day they came into government? If they can begin to do corruption now when they are in opposition, by going behind first of all, they bring a motion which is not competent. That motion like by colleague said is B.I.D because we looked ta it. They were trying to fool Zambians that there is about to be an impeachment. Impeachment is a constitutional remedy which is meant to address very serious offences against government systems. It should be a very serious offence that threatens the existence of government,” Mundubile said.
And Mundubile charged that the opposition UPND was forcing the impeachment motion under pressure from their foreign sponsors.
“So clearly, we know that UPND is not doing this under their on free will, there is somebody behind them, there is a sponsor who is pushing them do all this. We know that our colleagues in UPND are also Zambian but what is happening now is unZambian, the people who are pushing them are not Zambia. and that is a danger, when you want to freely lose your sovereignty, you want to surrender your sovereignty to other people to your sponsors all because of money,” said Mundubile.
About Sipilisiwe Ncube
Sipilisiwe Ncube is a Zambian journalist with a background in radio news.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Some ministers’ dogs eat better than poor Zambians – Bweengwa MP - 24 Sep 2018
- Prime TV boss asks IBA to dismiss Ngwira’s complaint - 21 Sep 2018
- It was unwise for President to act publicly on fraud allegations – Amos - 21 Sep 2018
- Parliament doesn’t need to approve loans, we have an able Cabinet – Mwanakatwe - 21 Sep 2018
- Lack of transparency on Chinese deals causing anxiety – PAC - 20 Sep 2018
- News Diggers! ePaper Edition 270 Monday September 24, 2018
- Lungu attacking the church because it’s not supporting his cause – Mukuni
- People don’t use social media for any development, they call me prostitute – Luo
- Zambian scholar leads research on Autism, as NGO steps in with awareness
- Airports Corporation posts 28% surge in domestic passenger movements
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend