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PF infighting goes to Parley



MATERO Member of Parliament Miles Sampa has petitioned the Speaker of National Assembly not to acknowledge instructions from anyone purporting to be the Patriotic  Front (PF).

Media reports suggest that some member of the PF in Matero have petitioned the party’s Central Committee to move and expel Mr Sampa.

The members wants Mr Sampa out accusing him of gross misconduct and bringing division in the former ruling party.

However, in a letter adressed to the Speaker, Nelly Mutti, Mr Sampa has urged the National Assembly of Zambia not acknowledge any letter of correspondence or instructions from anyone purporting to be the PF president or  acting president or Secretary General or acting until the matter in court is disposed.

Mr Sampa further wants the National Assembly not accept any instruction from his party untill an elective extraordinary general conference is held under article 53 to choose a new party president who then under article 48 of the PF constitution will actualise powers to appoint a new Secretary general of the party.

“Madam Speaker, it’s worth noting that the PF constitution has no provision or article that states anyone one who resigns as President or SG can make backdated appointments or perform their functions in hindsight days, weeks, months or years from the date of resignation.

There is also no provision in the PF constitution for any resignation to wait for acceptance from any party organ be it the central committee. When a resignation is written and signed or verbally announced its valid until a reversal is done in similar way by person that resigns,” he said.

He submitted that a number of individuals have been illegally masquerading as either party president or as party SG.

“This matter was taken to the High Court and on Judge Timothy Katenekwa under case number 2023/1P/4225. On the 28th of February 2023 the His Land the Judge issued a restraining order stopping Given Luhinda and  Nixon Chilangwa from acting as President or SG until the main matter on the heads of arguments for or against is settled. The case is at interlocutory stage as an application of contempt of court was made on Hon Lubinda. Hon Chilangwa. Hon Davies Mwila and Hon Raphael Nakchinda for repeated disregard of the restraining order from the Court. Hearing dates will be coming up soon,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 21st September, 2023)


PF Secretary General Nakachinda involved in a road traffic accident 



PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Secretary General Raphael Nakachinda has been involved in Road Traffic Accident after the vehicle he was driving was hit into by a locomotive.

This happened when Mr Nakachinda who whilst driving an Isuzu vehicle failed to give way to a locomotive hence his vehicle was hit into.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident occurred today around midnight along the Great North Road at Shikoswe railway crossing.

“Involved was Raphael Mangani Nakachinda aged 45 of house number 1794 Inkanga area of Kafue District who was driving an Isuzu registration number BAH 8695 from North to South who sustained bruised left πarm ,bruised back of the neck , bruised left ear and painful left leg, whilst the vehicle incurred a shattered front windscreen, extensively damaged right side body, rear passenger’s door and both rear lights,” he said.

He said also involved was Vincent Mabinda aged 45 of unknown house number a driver of a Goods Train from west to east direction which had no damages.

“The accident happened when Mr. Raphael Nakachinda who whilst driving an Isuzu vehicle failed to give way to a locomotive hence his vehicle was hit into by an on-coming Locomotive which had the right of way,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said the accused has since been charged for the offence of Careless driving and his vehicle impounded at the Police station.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, 2nd December, 2023)

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I am ready to risk my life to save the PF, says Edgar Lungu 



“I AM ready for anything, including risking my own life to save the Patriotic Front (PF),” Former republican President Edgar Lungu has said.

Mr Lungu says victory is certain and that the machinations by the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) in form of ‘Imingalato’ will not stop him.

He has also noted that he is aware that the next move by the UPND is to lift his immunity, but he is ready and not worried about the outcome.

Speaking when he addressed the media on a number or issues, he said that he did not intend to get back into active politics, but he did so to ensure that PF lives on.

He noted that this was from the backdrop of the machinations from Government to steal, kill and destroy the PF in order to continue their stay in power.

“The machinations became more when those in power wanted to state a coup in PF using their stooges. They were illegally endorsed by police, followed by the National Assembly to swot democracy. This becoming more vivid when the victim who in this case is the PF is treated as a villian and a state sponsored sect is being given protection by the law,” he said.

Mr Lungu claimed that unfortunately, for those in power, it is not possible to submerge the PF in an attempt of using ‘Imingalato.’

“In this regard, I made a call to all opposition s as to defend Zambia’s hard earned democracy. I called for unity of purpose and today I am humbled for the unanimous response. Victory is certain, we shall certainly defeat those scheming against democracy,” he said.

He further claimed that he came back into politics to save the PF from being stolen of killed by the government.

“I am aware the next move is to lift my immunity from prosection. This does not worry me. It is another ploy to divert people from their failure, ” he said.

(Mwebantu, Friday, 1st December, 2023)

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‘Imbwili’ jailed for hate speech



OPPOSITION Patriotic Front (PF) member of the Central Committee and former Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has been handed a five-month prison sentence for hate speech by Kasama Magistrate’s Court.

In this case, Kambwili, 54, of house number 9, Wisteria Avenue, Luanshya was charged with the offence of expressing hatred and ridicule of the persons based on tribe and place of origin.

Kasama Resident Magistrate Samson Mumba found Kambwili after the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubts.
And in mitigation, Kambwili who spoke through his lawyer told court that he was a first offender, a family man and a person who previously served the nation as a cabinet minister.

He also urged the court to take into consideration his health.

In sentencing Kambwili, Magistrate Mumba said he took into account the mitigation.
He however said he sentenced Kambwili to five months imprisonment to deter would be offenders.

Meanwhile, after judgement was passed, Kambwili’s lawyer Kaizara Tembo told journalists his client will appeal against the verdict.

“Currently we are making efforts to lodge in an application for bail pending appeal,” he said.

Kambwili has since been transported to Milima Correctional Facility in Kasama.

(Mwebantu, Thursday,  30th November, 2023)

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