Opinion: Watch Kamwbili; He’s Set For PF Havoc

The narrative of the elephant in the room does seem to fit the ruling Patriotic Front’s situation with its Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili. Kambwili has put the Patriotic Front in an awkward position having stood as part of … Continued

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The narrative of the elephant in the room does seem to fit the ruling Patriotic Front’s situation with its Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili. Kambwili has put the Patriotic Front in an awkward position having stood as part of the glue that held the party together in the post party elections after the death of President Michael Sata. The mouthful Kambwili had climbed down from his President wannabe staircase to throw his weight behind Edgar Lungu then a candidate in the January 2015 elections. Others of far more fiery temperament like Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, Bob Sichinga, Miles Sampa, Mulenga Sata and Christine Kaseba (abandoned the frontline) could not stand the humble brother from Chawama being ahead of the queue and jumped ship. There were those that stayed on a little longer to put up a face to the January 2015 elections but once President Lungu had taken residence in Plot One they strayed off the boat with others leaving for not being offered their dreamt of positions. When everyone else had fled, Kambwili stayed on and seemed to have emerged defender in chief of President Lungu at the PF. But then the motor mouthed Roan lawmaker does a bad job at hiding his Presidential ambitions. Once he had been shown the door from cabinet as Information Minister, Kambwili had seemed to have humbly accepted the decision but went to work. While he has done a good job to keep his public statements measured, his actions behind the scenes have been less than complimentary to the Head of State. While it made for good public relations statements that Kambwili had joined Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila on the latter’s Copperbelt tour, it did not help that in a closed door meeting the Roan Member of Parliament breathed fire saying the true green PF members had been neglected. He went for Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo whom he accused of building parallel structures roping in members coming from the MMD. Kambwili also said that the true green had been denied the benefits of sharing land as part of being part of the ruling party. It did not help that he was fingered as the man behind the cadres that booed Vice President Inonge Wina when she visited to pacify the land wrangles in Ndola. Kambwili was suspected to have assigned PF cadres to inflict physical harm on Lusambo which they perfectly oblidged. Perhaps the biggest hint at the building tension between Kambwili and the new comers came to the fore when he threatened to beat up Lusambo in parliament. Kambwili has also been pushing his voice a little too loud in parliament and was unsurprisingly critical of the Statutory Instrument that banned the movement of public transport vehicles after 22:00 hours to reduce accidents. Now the scheme is coming out full blown with Kelvin Bwalya Fube its first casualty having tested the waters by calling for elections in the ruling party. While any astute observer of the spectre that is unfolding will know that it will not be long before the President Lungu and the PF have to deal with the elephant in the room, Kambwili is clearly on a PF destructive path. It’s a matter of time; people or the party may get hurt as the signs are getting clearer by the day that the battle is coming to the fore. For now let everyone keep watch as there could be drama ahead. The post Opinion: Watch Kamwbili; He’s Set For PF Havoc appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Focuses On Malls to Boost Security – Phahlane

[News24Wire] Acting national police commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane says officers will monitor various malls across the country to protect shoppers during the festive season.

[News24Wire] Acting national police commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane says officers will monitor various malls across the country to protect shoppers during the festive season.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Proteas Look to End Year On a High

[News24Wire] Proteas head coach, Russell Domingo, hopes to close the year off on a high when they face Sri Lanka in the first Sunfoil Test match at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on December 26 th .

[News24Wire] Proteas head coach, Russell Domingo, hopes to close the year off on a high when they face Sri Lanka in the first Sunfoil Test match at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on December 26 th .

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd Sold for Twice Net Value

[News24Wire] The joint provisional liquidator of WPR, Chris van Zyl, managing director of Mazars Recovery and Restructuring (Pty) Limited, would like to announce that pursuant to ongoing negotiations, the joint provisional liquidators of WPR have succe…

[News24Wire] The joint provisional liquidator of WPR, Chris van Zyl, managing director of Mazars Recovery and Restructuring (Pty) Limited, would like to announce that pursuant to ongoing negotiations, the joint provisional liquidators of WPR have successfully concluded an agreement to sell the business of WPR on a going concern basis to a company wholly owned by the Western Province Rugby Football Union ("WPRFU").

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Christmas – Buhari Approves N72 Billion for Salaries

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved additional N71.8 billion to augment shortfall in the 2016 budgetary allocation for payment of delayed workers salaries, Daily Trust gathered.

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved additional N71.8 billion to augment shortfall in the 2016 budgetary allocation for payment of delayed workers salaries, Daily Trust gathered.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Battle for Top Position as APR and Police Clash

[New Times] It will be a battle for the top position in the national football league when APR host Police FC at Kigali Regional Stadium today. Police will be seeking to win and leapfrog archrivals Rayon Sports at the top of the table-Rayon take on Musa…

[New Times] It will be a battle for the top position in the national football league when APR host Police FC at Kigali Regional Stadium today. Police will be seeking to win and leapfrog archrivals Rayon Sports at the top of the table-Rayon take on Musanze FC on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Spinal Cord Patients Helped Through New Exercises

[News24Wire] Through an eight-week programme focused on physical activity, Doctor Candace Vermaak has been able to restore a certain degree of independence to individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries.

[News24Wire] Through an eight-week programme focused on physical activity, Doctor Candace Vermaak has been able to restore a certain degree of independence to individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries.

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Murder and Suicide At Diphini Area, Fredville – Inchanga

[SAPS] It is alleged that yesterday, 21 December 2016 at about 14:20 Busisiwe Nqayi (28) visited her boyfriend at Diphini area. While they were seated in the room the boyfriend, Lindokuhle Shange (31) asked their child (3) to go get the pen and paper f…

[SAPS] It is alleged that yesterday, 21 December 2016 at about 14:20 Busisiwe Nqayi (28) visited her boyfriend at Diphini area. While they were seated in the room the boyfriend, Lindokuhle Shange (31) asked their child (3) to go get the pen and paper from the other room for him to write his life history up to the day. The child went to get the pen and paper as required but the child further informed the family members what the father said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ruling Alliance, Opposition Resume Talks

[VOA] In the Democratic Republic of Congo, members of the presidential alliance and the country’s main opposition coalition met again Thursday to try to hammer out a deal on delayed elections. Mediators from the Catholic Church say the two sides need t…

[VOA] In the Democratic Republic of Congo, members of the presidential alliance and the country's main opposition coalition met again Thursday to try to hammer out a deal on delayed elections. Mediators from the Catholic Church say the two sides need to reach an agreement before Christmas, but so far neither side is showing signs of compromise.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa