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Go well my friend, Hakainde Hichilema tells Charles Kakoma

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OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema says he holds former party spokesperson Charles Kakoma him in high esteem.
Mr Hichilema has since thanked Mr Kakoma for his immense contribution towards the growth of the party.
He has since urged UPND members and citizens in general to fully respect Mr Kakoma’s decision to join the PF.
Mr Hichilema said Mr Kakoma’s decision arises from his democratic right to choose who he should associate with at any given time.
“We have been notified of the departure of our former party spokesperson  Charles Kakoma who has today exercised his democratic right to join the PF.
For me, Hon. Kakoma was not only a senior UPND party official, but remains a good friend of mine dating back to our days as classmates at the University of Zambia.”he said.
Mr Hichilema further bemoaned that opposition politics in Zambia now is like being a leper and a criminal.
He said one has to pay the heavy price of being ostracized and shunned upon by those that do not want to encroach on the hospitality of the powers that be.
“Being in opposition now means enduring brutality, suppression and basically an outcast in our own country.We are reminded of the tribulations and torment that the children of Israel went through during their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. It is not everyone who managed to cross over.We consider the current situation to that of the biblical times for the children of Israel. We are on a turbulent journey with the suffering Zambian masses. We can see the promised land and request all our citizens to remain strong. It’s darkest before dawn,” he said.

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UPND members fight over adoptions in Nchanga, ati kwachiba ama kofi, witness say

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60-YEAR-OLD UPND Nchanga Constituency Chairman Reuben Sitali is currently nursing body pains after his party members competed for a chance to knock out his teeth and massage his body with fists earlier today.
The angry party members accused Sitali of favoring one group of aspirants over another.
According to eyewitness accounts, from the party office where the confusion erupted from, after being attacked Sitali, tried to fight back but was overpowered sent scampering for life.
However, a quick glance behind him showed fellow party members chasing after him with belts and sticks to discipline their erring constituency leader.
Before they could have a sound go at him, the senior citizen managed to jump four drainages and zoomed his way to the Enquiries Desk at the Police Station.
When asked what was behind his midday marathon, Sitali who was panting could not say a word and merely sat on the floor pointing to the direction from whence he had come.
Only after about half an hour of laboured breathing did Chairperson Sitali narrate that a man nine years older than him called Mathew Shamanga,69 had beaten him.
He lamented that senior citizen Shamanga had chosen to Jet Lee him after they had a heated quarrel over adoptions as either group favoured it’s own candidate and accused the other of being corrupted by their favoured candidate.
He pleaded with the police to hold off   Shamanga’s as the old man’s beatings were not equivalent to his advanced age of 69.
Sympathizing with his ordeal, police raced back to block a second wave of beatings on the Chairperson Sitali and arrested Shimanga.
Meanwhile, the seven other arrested UPND officials apart from the alleged chiefbeater Shamanga are Felix Namela, Peter Bwalya, 29, Jonathan Mwansa, 23, Hope Kakoma, 22, Dalius Chisunga, 28, Anthony Vintula, 19, Mupeta Innocent, 23 and Phencel Mateyilo, 35.
Copperbelt Province Police Commissioner has confirmed the fracas and arrests in a statement to Mwebantu.

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Our party will remain in power after the August, 2021 elections, President Edgar Lungu predicts 

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I AM confident that our party will remain in power after the August, 2021 elections. The people of Zambia have faith in our party. equally, the traditional leadership, the church and civil society have shown willingness to continue working with us in an effort to develop this country,” President Edgar Lungu has said.
Speaking when he closed the Patriotic Front general conference today, President Lungu said his party will continue to listen to church, the civil society and the traditional leadership’s wisdom and counsel as well as the people’s concerns to better deliver on the party’s fresh mandate.
Meanwhile, President Lungu said the selection of 54 members of the central committee is not dictatorial, but constitutional.
He said he did his best in the selection process and has since urged those that applied and did not make it to the final list of members of the central committee to accept and defend the results by demonstrating true patriotism and commitment.
President Lungu also emphasized that his party will continue to appoint women in leadership positions and has appealed to women to continue pushing for adoption ahead of the august general elections.
“The PF government is a strong believer in gender equality. we shall ensure that women equally contribute to our success story, by being round the table of key decision-making processes. for this reason, i will continue to appoint women in positions of authority and influence,” he said.
And the Head of State has re-appointed Davies Mwila as the PF Party’s Secretary General, saying there is no time to experiment appointments and changes with party leadership positions.
“We have demonstrated, over the last ten years, that we are equal to the task of national development as well as national building. Our experience has equipped us with skills and wisdom to take this country to greater heights. we will build on the momentum that we have achieved so far. This is not the time to experiment with leadership. i call upon all those whose interest is to serve the people of Zambia to come and join us,” the President said.
(Picture by Smart Eagles)

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Police are after my life, when they are supposed to be saluting me, Tutwa Ngulube says

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KABWE Central constituency Member of Parliament, Tutwa Ngulube has written to Central province commissioner of police, Chola Katanga complaining that he was harassed by police officers during the Patriotic Front (PF) general conference in Kabwe.

Mr Ngulube said he was harassed by police together with his professional assistant at Nkrumah University during the PF’s general conference.

However, a video has emerged on social media showing Mr Ngulube differing with some police officers while describing the incident as b**t.

He also alleged that some police officers were after his life.

And in his letter addressed to the commissioner of police, Mr Ngulube alleges that Kabwe district commanding officer Lemekani Chirwa instructed his officers to hound him out of the conference hall for unknown reasons.

He said the incident happened shortly after his name was announced as a newly ratified member of the PF central committee member.

Mr Ngulube lamented that the action by police was also extended to his professional assistant Thandizo Banda, who he said was accused of of filming the deliberations in full view of the senior party members.

“The latest of many instances of police harassment on me under the command of Mr Chirwa happened at Nkrumah University during the PF general conference , when he instructed his officers to hound me out of the conference for unknown reasons which almost disrupted the smooth flow of the conference,” reads the letter in parts.

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