OPINION: Lubinda’s Political Cross

It seems monsieur Given Lubinda is back on the bad books of some of his Patriotic Front colleagues. His name featured prominently on the list of low level cadres that marched to the secretariat to hand in a petition against … Continued

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It seems monsieur Given Lubinda is back on the bad books of some of his Patriotic Front colleagues. His name featured prominently on the list of low level cadres that marched to the secretariat to hand in a petition against the interference in the election of officials in the grassroots. Lubinda alongside his Mandevu counterpart Jean Kapata and Munali lawmaker professor Nkandu Luo were fingered as planting their preferred candidates in the grassroots for an unknown agenda. It is not the first Lubinda is on the end of brutal and sustained witch hunt or at least it seems from his own party lieutenants. The now fallen angel Wynter Kabimba almost single handedly pushed him out of the Patriotic Front when the former was the secretary general. Lubinda was labelled treacherous for allegedly inciting the opposition lawmakers to incite the executive in parliament by asking embarrassing questions. Lubinda only survived that assault by the skin of his teeth when Kabimba ended up victim of his weapon. The assault on Lubinda was so vicious that it cast his credibility in doubt with his more zealous supporters urging him to form his own political party. Credit to him, he resisted such calls and stayed true to his partly membership. Just when he is beginning to enjoy his peace at the helm of the Justice Ministry it seems he has to brace himself for another carefully orchestrated smear campaign within the ruling party. Could it be these cadres something we do not know about Lubinda’s alleged clandestine dealings? Could it be that Lubinda harbours the one ambition that has felled many top political dog in the ruling party? Maybe his having thrown the hat in the ring at the one window an opportunity presented itself after the death of President Michael Sata has left a lingering suspicion of his true mission. Could this be the beginning of the fall from grace of another ruling party giant? We can only watch and learn but we have an inkling that the petition against Lubinda and colleagues to the general secretary was not by accident or was it the work of low level party functionaries. Watch the space. It seems Lubinda will have to carry another of those political crosses of suspicion and lack of confidence from own political lieutenants. The post OPINION: Lubinda’s Political Cross appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Journalist Christine Chisha Dies

One of the most recognizable female print media personalities Christine Chisha has died. Chisha, who was a long time staffer at the Zambia Daily Mail, died on Monday evening at the University Teaching Hospital after an illness. Her death has … Continued

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One of the most recognizable female print media personalities Christine Chisha has died. Chisha, who was a long time staffer at the Zambia Daily Mail, died on Monday evening at the University Teaching Hospital after an illness. Her death has sent shockwaves in the media fraternity where she mentored many an upcoming scribe with her easy going personality. Chisha was part of the vibrant Zambia Media Women Association (ZAMWA) board from inception and remained an affiliate to her death. Several media personalities and social commentators have taken to social media to express their condolences. The post Journalist Christine Chisha Dies appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Ex-Boyfriend’ in Court After Death of Two Girls At Stella Hostel

[News24Wire] As family, teachers and friends mourned the deaths of schoolgirls Marna Engelbrecht and Sharnelle Hough, a 19-year-old made his first appearance in the Vryburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday for their alleged murders.

[News24Wire] As family, teachers and friends mourned the deaths of schoolgirls Marna Engelbrecht and Sharnelle Hough, a 19-year-old made his first appearance in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court on Monday for their alleged murders.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Madoya in Three-Shot Lead at Sigona Course

[Nation] Great Rift Valley Resort-based Justus Madoya hit a string of birdies at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club course, to take a three shots lead in the second leg of the “Road to Karen” pro golf series on Monday.

[Nation] Great Rift Valley Resort-based Justus Madoya hit a string of birdies at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club course, to take a three shots lead in the second leg of the "Road to Karen" pro golf series on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ex-Town Clerk Gakuo Pleads to Be Freed on Bond

[Nation] Former Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo has pleaded with the High Court to free him on bond, pending an appeal he has filed against a three-year sentence imposed on him 10 days ago for abuse of office.

[Nation] Former Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo has pleaded with the High Court to free him on bond, pending an appeal he has filed against a three-year sentence imposed on him 10 days ago for abuse of office.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tempers Flare During Meeting On Maize Scandal

[Nation] Tempers flared in Uasin Gishu County during a public forum attended by North Rift leaders to deliberate the plight of farmers following a maize buying scandal at the National Cereals and Produce Board.

[Nation] Tempers flared in Uasin Gishu County during a public forum attended by North Rift leaders to deliberate the plight of farmers following a maize buying scandal at the National Cereals and Produce Board.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya