Archive | September, 2013

Tribal talk bad says Chanda

Politicians and media houses fanning careless and loose tribal talks in government must know that they are sowing seeds for potential genocide, Open Society Foundation executive director Sunday Chanda has observed. Chanda has said Zambians must reject careless and dangerous tribal talk that was being propagated by some politicians, government officials and some media houses. […]

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Fear factor

We salute the Minister of Home Affairs Edgar Lungu for his very terse and truthful assertion that Police are frightened of dealing with  wrong doers who claim to belong to the ruling Patriotic Front. The fear factor is pervasive. Many crooks are getting away with blue murder because there is all manner of fear of […]

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Kabimba must resign, face ACC

Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has been challengd to relinquish both his government and party positions in view of the recent protest against him by party cadres, and face the Anti Corruption Commission without the clout of government leadership. In an interview, the former ambassador to Japan Joe Mwale challenged Kabimba to step down. According to […]

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Police scared of PF cadres – Lungu

Minister of Home Affairs Edger Lungu says the police seem too scared to deal with the ruling party cadres. Lungu, in his address to the National Assembly yesterday in response to a Thursday point of order raised by Mazabuka UPND member of parliament Gary Nkombo who wanted to know why the police had allowed the […]

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Kasama gives Kabimba 48hrs ultimatum

PF members Kasama constituency yesterday protested against party secretary general Wynter Kabimba demanding that he steps down within a two-day period or face unspecified actions. In a manner similar to the Lusaka protest, Kasama cadres after assembling at the party offices located in the town’s central business district, cadres carried a mock coffin which they […]

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MISA gets new executive

Daily Nation reporter Helen Mwale was yesterday elected vice-chairperson of the Media Institute of Southern Africa-Zambia chapter. Nalumino Nalumino has retained  chairpersonship. Committee members are Elizabeth Mwene, Wilson Pondamali, and Roy Clarke who are UNZA lecturer, freelance journalist and Daily Nation satirist respectively.

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Reverse tribalism

The Patriotic Front is naked. The very fact that we all know what transpired in their joint central committee and Cabinet meeting held at State House shows that there is no confidentiality left in the party any more. The party has been infiltrated by a third force which does not mean well. Whoever leaked details […]

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Govt picks ‘corrupt’ Dalbit to supply oil

The government has awarded the contract to supply the nation’s diesel needs to Dalbit Petroleum Limited; a company Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba claimed wanted to bribe him. During The Assignment programme on Muvi TV recently, Kabimba revealed that Dalbit had offered him a bribe to win the oil supply contract but yesterday the Daily […]

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Kanyama fights looting thugs

Kanyama residents yesterday protested against thugs who looted their area because they had been evicted from a farmland they had illegally occupied. Chanting United Party for National Development (UPND) slogans and brandishing the party’s symbol, the residents joined the police in chasing the looting thugs from the area and clearing the road. The residents vowed […]

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Senior PFs meet over Kabimba

Senior Patriotic Front officials on Wednesday met in Lusaka’s Kabulonga area to discuss the embattled secretary general’s conduct. Sources said the members were uncomfortable working with Kabimba because of the manner he was handling party issues. Kabimba has accused some party officials of  sponsoring youths who have been calling for him to step down.

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