Archive | November, 2014

The shambles

It is the lack of logic that is most disconcerting. How can a party that has no membership cards, organize a national conference based on a register last verified three years ago? To make it worse the Convention has no ground rules, no electoral commission and no election criteria because the Central Committee that should […]

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Sata’s disciple Quits

FORMER Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Wynter Kabimba has resigned from the ruling party. Mr Kabimba’s resignation comes barely hours before the opening of the PF’s general conference in Kabwe which Acting President Guy Scott has threatened to postpone because of fears of violence. In a short letter to acting president Scott, Mr Kabimba said […]

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‘Criminalise dressing down of journalists’

THE Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) has called on authorities to criminalise storming of newsrooms to prevent unauthorised individuals from harassing and threatening media personel. And ZEC has joined other organisations condemning Minister of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili, Patriotic Front (PF) and Government officials for harassing Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) director of news and […]

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ACC to monitor presidential election

The Anti-Corruption Commission says it will monitor the presidential by-election and that a countrywide sensitization campaign has been launched on the need for all political players to desist from engaging in corruption. ACC director general Rosewin Wandi advised all political parties, all stakeholders, the electorate and the general public to refrain from engaging in corrupt […]

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Scott releases K20m for PF indaba

A K20 million contract has been awarded to a company to sink boreholes to supply water to Mulungushi Rock of Authority in Kabwe where the Patriotic Front (PF) general conference will take place on tomorrow. The Mulungushi Rock of Authority which is situated at the Mulungushi University has been hit by a water shortage which […]

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3 political parties endorse social contracts

The enactment of the new Constitution and the reorganization of the judiciary are among the programmes UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has committed himself to implement in the social contract he has signed with the Grand coalition on the constitution making process. And the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) and National Restoration Party (NAREP) leaders […]

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Reject cartel at congress-Changala

THE Patriotic Front (PF) must avoid electing any person or individual linked to the infamous and notorious cartel that was involved in the schemes of hiding and covering up the sickness of former President Michael Sata until he died on October 28, 2014, civil rights activist Brebner Changala has advised. Mr Changala said the genuine […]

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Confusion rocks PF indaba

BARELY 24 hours before the arrival of delegates at tomorrow’s Patriotic Front (PF) general conference, confusion has characterized the selection process of delegates to the ruling party’s second general conference. And a PF devotee Paradius Sakala has said Acting President Guy Scott will be held responsible should the PF fail to win the January presidential […]

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News by hierarchy

WE choose to be charitable to Honorable Kambwili because he genuinely exhibited a lack of understanding of journalism practice. Firstly Mr. Kambwili must understand that the authoritarian type of journalism in which stories were ordered by political prominence, reminiscent of the communist era, went with the one party regime. We now operate in an entirely […]

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Scott’s attitude racist – Sacika

GUY Scott’s patronizing, condescending and outright racist attitude towards fellow members of the Patriotic Front (PF) Central Committee is totally unacceptable,   former Secretary to Cabinet Sketchley Sacika has said. Mr Sacika said the PF had become a victim of Dr Scott’s colonial mentality of ‘bwana district commissioner’ under which the belief that a white man […]

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