Mutati Says He is Still MMD President

MMD president Felix Mutati says he will not abandon the party because he draws his mandate from the membership who voted for him at the last convention in Kabwe. Speaking during a meeting with party officials from Lusaka Province at … Continued

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MMD president Felix Mutati says he will not abandon the party because he draws his mandate from the membership who voted for him at the last convention in Kabwe. Speaking during a meeting with party officials from Lusaka Province at the MMD secretariat in Kabulonga, Mutati said he would not be leader of the party if the membership did not want him and that he will continue to save as the party president as long as the membership approved of his leadership. He said a lot things had happened and had been said about the MMD since he was elected president of the party with some stakeholders suggesting that the party leadership was compromised but that people should not mistake his silence for weakness and use it to insinuate that the party was dead because the MMD can not and will not die. “For as long as democracy exists, the MMD will survive. Unlike other political parties we have continued to show the nation that we are not a one man party and that we are indeed the mother of democracy, my election as MMD president is a clear indication that we have upheld our core values as a party which is the introduction and the practice of democracy. “I wouldn’t be in parliament neither would I be in cabinet without you, unlike what you’re being told by those that wish us bad, those that hope to see us fail that the alliance is between me and H.E Edgar Lungu, no, the alliance is between the MMD and the Patriotic Front, Felix Mutati as an individual is nothing without you his people, you sent me into this alliance to represent you and I will continue to do so for as long as you say I should,” he said. He also said MMD cannot die because it is party with vast membership across the country adding that the party will not be excited with politicking because as the mother of democracy the party membership knows when and how to do their work. Meanwhile Lusaka Province Chairperson Donald Chilufya assured Mutati that the province was intact and solidly behind his leadership. He said no distractive elements will be entertained as the province has continued quietly mobilising the party structures to ensure that the party is well oiled to participate in elections. The provincial officials further castigated their former leader Dr Nevers Mumba who continues to bring confusions in the party with what he described as pure malice and lies. He said it was really sad that Dr Mumba continues to lie that his is the president when he knows that he is not and that the former party leader should realise that the mandate to be president is drawn from the membership and not the courts. The post Mutati Says He is Still MMD President appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Accuse UPND Of Violence In Monze

The ruling Patriotic Front has accused the opposition UPND of perpetrating violence in Monze ahead of a civic by-election set for April 24. PF director of media Sunday Chanda says the violence in Monze has made it difficult for its … Continued

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The ruling Patriotic Front has accused the opposition UPND of perpetrating violence in Monze ahead of a civic by-election set for April 24. PF director of media Sunday Chanda says the violence in Monze has made it difficult for its candidate to campaign BELOW IS THE STATEMENT PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MR HICHILEMA, STOP THE UPND SPONSORED VIOLENCE IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE Lusaka, Zambia, 15th April, 2018 – We are shocked at the violence perpetrated by UPND supporters against PF supporters in Monze District at a time when four of their Members of Parliament were in the area. We are appalled at Mr. Hakainde Hichilema’s continued silence after 48 hours since UPND members at the instigation of their Members of Parliament who were campaigning in the area savagely attacked PF members and accused them of growing the ruling party in the area while demanding that they leave Southern Province and return to their places of origin. As if that was not enough, the PF Candidate’s wife was among those badly beaten by UPND. Sadly, this reminds Zambians of the ethnic cleansing fellow citizens originating from other parts of the country experienced at the hands of the UPND in Namwala District after the 2016 elections – something Mr. Hichilema has not condemned to this day. The scale of violence in Monze is scary and we are calling on the Electoral Commission of Zambia to assess the security situation in the area and consider postponing the Monze by-election indefinitely until public peace is assured. We do not see how the PF candidate whose wife was badly beaten can campaign in an environment where his immediate family continues to live under the naked threat of attack. Zambians must ask Mr. Hichilema whether his silence on such UPND perpetrated and sponsored violence helps the situation. He must be asked to imagine a Zambia were UPND members would be attacked in PF strongholds and if that is the Zambia he wants to contribute to. And lastly, Mr. Hichilema, Zambians want you to halt the UPND sponsored violence in Southern Province against citizens belonging to other political parties, especially Patriotic Front. Further, Zambians expect Mr. Hichilema to come out clean on linkages to Cambridge Analytica considering the voter pattern that characterised the 2016 elections especially in Southern Province. More and more, Zambians expect Mr. Hichilema to feel for the poor retirees by telling the nation what he knows about Saturnia Trust saga and offshore accounts revealed by the Panama Papers. Zambians are also gravely concerned at the displacement of over 600 villagers in Namwala District whose customary land Mr. Hichilema bought off and leaving the locals without grazing land for their animals. We wonder if this was the reason Mr. Hichilema remained so opposed to the proposed Land Policy! Issued by: Sunday Chanda PF Media Director Party Headquarters The post PF Accuse UPND Of Violence In Monze appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Launches Mega Road Project

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the multi-million dollar Lusaka City Roads De-congestion Project which is being funded with the help of India. The project is set to be one of President Edgar Lungu’s legacy as the country’s 6th leader. It … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the multi-million dollar Lusaka City Roads De-congestion Project which is being funded with the help of India. The project is set to be one of President Edgar Lungu’s legacy as the country’s 6th leader. It is a historic event underway in Lusaka’s Makeni area which hosts the ground breaking ceremony. The project will include the construction of the Lusaka City roads project which will result in fly over bridges across the capital city. President Lungu is joined by his Indian counterpart President Shri Ram Nath Kovind who has been on a state visit. “India is a shining example of the possibilities for developing countries to transform their economies and the lives of their people,” the head of state says. “India’s emphasis on increasing manufacturing and improving the level and accessibility to education, particularly amongst women, has yielded immense benefits for its people. I wish to state, your excellency that Zambia is following your example in that regard.” Pres. Lungu expressed delight that Zambia and India have signed several key agreements which pertain to improving economic cooperation between the two countries. “It is my firm belief that we in the global south possess the necessary tools and materials to become global leaders in the production of sustainable energy. “In this pursuit, your excellency, I am guided by the immortal words of one of India’s greatest sons, Mahatma Gandhi, who once stated that: “The future depends on what we do today.â€,” he says. The post Pres. Lungu Launches Mega Road Project appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UN Rep Rogan Shuns UPND Meeting

The United Nations Development (UNDP) Resident Representative Janet Rogan thought better of her planned meeting with the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) that has taken to scandalizing her. Rogan was due to meet the UPND to settle the … Continued

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The United Nations Development (UNDP) Resident Representative Janet Rogan thought better of her planned meeting with the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) that has taken to scandalizing her. Rogan was due to meet the UPND to settle the matter of the opposition political party that allege that she suppressed a report on rigging schemes by the ruling Patriotic Front. The UPND has on one hand sought to meet Rogan but have been scandalizing her in the other. Below is a statement from the UPND General Secretary Patrick Mucheleka: PRESS STATEMENT 11th April 2018 PF DEFENCE OF JANET ROGAN CONFIRMS SHE IS COMPROMISED Now that the UN funded report has been unearthed and published, we challenge the UNDP Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan and the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to tell the nation on the credibility of the 2016 elections. Janet Rogan was on record immediately after the elections declaration at Mulungushi Conference Centre telling the media that the elections were free and fair and that those that had lost must move on and look to the 2021 elections. But her own report has identified massive flaws in the entire process hence putting into question the credibility of the 2016 elections. The report that was commissioned and funded by the UN system in Zambia under Janet Rogan’s watch has vindicated what we have been saying that the UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia is highly compromised, that’s why she never wanted that report released. And for us, it comes as no surprise that when the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema questions the impartiality of Janet Rogan, it is the PF as a political party under Sunday Chanda that has rushed to her defense. Had it been the government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, one would have understood, but Janet Rogan being defended by PF political cadres clearly confirms our long held view that she is heavily partisan and compromised. Since when did the PF fall in love with international organisations with their recent record of deporting the Cuban Ambassador and deporting delegates who recently came for the formation of the Socialist Party? PF have been on record condemning any attempts by foreign entities to interfere in Zambia’s affairs but they are now conveniently protecting Janet Rogan. For the record, the UPND President, Hakainde Hichilema, never attacked the UN system. He actually said he respects the principles and values of the UN such as justice and equity based on respect for law and order. But Mr. Hichilema was concerned with the conduct of some of the UN staff members like Janet Rogan who has completely veered off the UN principles of respect for human rights and freedoms. We know that all institutions of governance in Zambia have completely collapsed and the country is dangerously sliding into chaos, yet Janet Rogan has remained conspicuously quiet. This country has been experiencing numerous incidences of political violence and injustices not seen in modern history. Opposition leaders have been brutalised and yet Janet Rogan has been absent when in fact she is supposed to take a proactive role as head of UN in Zambia . Instead, her office has met all these impunities with a deafening silence. We are once more challenging Janet Rogan to release the post 2016 Review Report which basically indicts the UNDP as having been complicit in the mismanagement of the elections in Zambia leading to political tension in the country today. Meanwhile, as UPND, we are taking further steps by officially writing to the UN Secretary General on the conduct of their staff member Janet Rogan together with accompanying documentation as proof of her compromised position. Patrick Mucheleka UPND Deputy Secretary General The post UN Rep Rogan Shuns UPND Meeting appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Violence Erupts In Kasempa Ahead Of Local Government Polls

Pockets of violence have been recorded in Kasempa District ahead of the Kanongo Ward Local government by elections. Suspected United Party for National Developed (UPND) are alleged to have attacked some Patriotic Front cadres in the area. The cadre whose … Continued

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Pockets of violence have been recorded in Kasempa District ahead of the Kanongo Ward Local government by elections. Suspected United Party for National Developed (UPND) are alleged to have attacked some Patriotic Front cadres in the area. The cadre whose identity is yet to be revealed is currently admitted at Mukinge Hospital where he is nursing wounds after an attack from suspected UPND cadres. And North Western Province Patriotic Front Chairman Jackson Kungo has condemned the violent acts in Kanongo ward of Kasempa District. Kungo has accused the UPND of pressing the panic button after realising that the ruling party has made inroads in the opposition stronghold territory. He said it was shameful that the opposition political party leadership is panicking and is allegedly asking Party President Hakainde Hichilema to help in drumming up support for its candidate in the local government by election slated for 24th April, 2018. “The violence we are witnessing is very unfortunate and we condemn these acts in the strongest terms. It is however clear that people of North Western Province have lost interest and confidence in the opposition UPND as evidenced by the mass resignations of their councillors,” Kungo said. He said the Patriotic Front is ready to scoop all the four (4) by elections slated for the April 24 in North Western Province. Kungo further urged the opposition to own up and conduct violence free campaign adding that the Patriotic Front will not resort to violence at any time. The post Violence Erupts In Kasempa Ahead Of Local Government Polls appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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M’membe Proposed Love To Me, Claims Kabimba

In a friendship gone sour, Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba has doubled down on his wild claims against Socialist Party presidential candidate Dr. Fred M’membe accusing the respected and award-winning journalist of proposing love in the hey days of their … Continued

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In a friendship gone sour, Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba has doubled down on his wild claims against Socialist Party presidential candidate Dr. Fred M’membe accusing the respected and award-winning journalist of proposing love in the hey days of their friendship. Kabimba last week made claims that he fell out with M’membe when they formed the Rainbow Party because of latter’s alleged allegiance to gay right groups. But yesterday, Kabimba, went further in his claims saying M’membe actually proposed love to him at a guest house in Kitwe. Kabimba claims he sought the protection of the late president Michael Sata who reprimanded the former Post newspaper editor-in-chief. BELOW IS AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE PATRIOTIC FRONT FACEBOOK PAGE AS A PRACTICING GAY PERSON, FRED MMEMBE WILL PROMOTE HOMOSEXUALITY IN ZAMBIA, I HAVE EVIDENCE-WYNTER KABIMBA The Government was wrong to allow the Socialist Party to be registered as a political party in Zambia because its Leader practices homosexuality, Rainbow Party General secretary Wynter Kabimba has charged. Speaking in Lusaka this afternoon at the party secretariat, Mr Kabimba accused Fred M’membe of being a gay who even proposed love to him in 2013 before President Sata died. The Rainbow Party President also accused the former Post Managing Director of receiving huge funding from foreign countries just because he was interested in introducing the same sex marriages in Zambia if he wins the 2021 general elections. “I repeat, I differed with Comrade (Fred) M’membe because he is pro-homosexuality. “I have nothing to hide, in October 2013, just before independence celebrations, I had a PF Provincial executive meeting in Kitwe in which he (M’membe) was also in attendance as a journalist.†“To my surprise, when we went to rest in our hotel rooms, he proposed love to me and of which I brushed him off. I even told the late President Sata about the same, who called him at State House where he was reprimandedâ€, said Kabimba. Last week, Mr Kabimba had also disclosed that he fell out with his former ally Fred M’membe after he refused to allow gay rights in the Rainbow Party. Kabimba also accused the socialist leader of receiving funds from foreign countries that were pro-homosexual. Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo disclosed that he has now directed the police to launch investigations into Kabimba’s allegations against Mr M’membe and his socialist party members. The Rainbow Party President also accused the former Post Managing Director of receiving huge funding from foreign countries just because he was interested in introducing the same sex marriages in Zambia if he wins the 2021 general elections. “I repeat, I differed with Comrade (Fred) M’membe because he is pro-homosexuality. I have nothing to hide, in October 2013, just before independence celebrations, I had a PF Provincial executive meeting in Kitwe in which he (M’membe) was also in attendance as a journalist. To my surprise, when we went to rest in our hotel rooms, he proposed love to me and of which I brushed him off. I even told the late President Sata about the same, who called him at State House where he was reprimandedâ€, said Kabimba. Last week, Mr Kabimba had also disclosed that he fell out with his former allay Fred M’membe after he refused to allow gay rights in the Rainbow Party. Kabimba also accused the socialist leader of receiving funds from foreign countries that were pro-homosexual. Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo disclosed that he has now directed the police to launch investigations into Kabimba’s allegations against Mr M’membe and his socialist party members. The post M’membe Proposed Love To Me, Claims Kabimba appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Max Chongu, Not The Dorcas Mother, Must Be Arrested – Chipenzi

Electoral expert MacDonald Chipenzi says the summoning of a Seventh Day Adventist Dorcas Mother member for allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu is an evil scheme to silence critical ordinary voices. Chipenzi says instead of summoning the Dorcas Mother, police should … Continued

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Electoral expert MacDonald Chipenzi says the summoning of a Seventh Day Adventist Dorcas Mother member for allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu is an evil scheme to silence critical ordinary voices. Chipenzi says instead of summoning the Dorcas Mother, police should be pursuing Patriotic Front mother Max Chongu for defiling an important symbol of the SDA church. Chongu donned a blue Dorcas Mother attire to hit back at the SDA for one of its members’ remarks that branded the Head of State a drunkard who should be voted out. READ CHIPENZI’S STATEMENT ALLEGED SUMMONING OF A DORCAS MOTHER BY WESTWOOD POLICE IS EVIL. If reports are true that the Westwood Police in Shibuyunji district of Mwembeshi Constituency have summoned the Dorcas Mother who expressed her views regarding excessive beer drinking by leaders, then the police are acting in an evil manner. Zambians enjoys freedom of expression and opinions and curtailing individuals to express themselves is not only evil but unconstitutional. The Dorcas Mother just repeated President Edgar Lungu’s expressed concerns during his address to Parliament about excessive beer drinking in the country and even proposed for a law to regulate it. Further, the Dorcas Mother did not even mention any name save to same that she desire a president of wisdom who is not a drunkard. What is wrong with such an expression. Quoting her own words, she retorted, “tifuna president wa nzelu not chakolwa” without mention names and when should that president be. The word Chakolwa is not only a common word but a name is some ethnic groups and also used by many pastors in their preaching. So if true that she has been summoned, we must stand up and defend her right to expression and opinion and condemn police intimidation of innocent citizens. The person the police should summon is Max Chongu whose act is against the provisions of the penal code instead of the Dorcas Mother. Under section 128 of the penal code, Max Chongu must be summoned for defiling the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Dorcas Uniform as guided by this section that “any person who destroys, damages or defiles any place of worship or any object which is held sacred by any class of persons with the intention of thereby insulting the religion of any class of persons or with the knowledge that any class of persons is likely to consider such destruction, damage or defilement as an insult to their religion, is guilty of a misdemeanour.” So will be watching the behaviour of the police on this matter. The post Max Chongu, Not The Dorcas Mother, Must Be Arrested – Chipenzi appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Emmanuel Mwamba Linked To The Malicious Campaign Against Maureen Nkandu

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba is the named diplomat allegedly circulating a malicious analogy of celebrated journalist Maureen Nkandu and her friend Cosmas Chileshe. An online publication yesterday reported that Chileshe, a diplomat at the Zambian mission … Continued

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Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba is the named diplomat allegedly circulating a malicious analogy of celebrated journalist Maureen Nkandu and her friend Cosmas Chileshe. An online publication yesterday reported that Chileshe, a diplomat at the Zambian mission in Washington DC, had abandoned his wife for Maureen. The former BBC News anchor took to social media to defend the allegation and lashed out at an unnamed diplomat sources have disclosed is Mwamba. “So some jealous guy whom I turned down takes to social media to lie about me and my dear friend Cosmas! A shameless deranged lunatic with a serious physical deficit!,” she posted on her twitter account. Sources have informed Zambia Reports that the said diplomat is Mwamba who allegedly attempted at an affair with Maureen but hit the woodwork after being snubbed. Mwamba enjoys a love-hate relationship with the website that is out to scandalise Maureen. On Facebook, Maureen posted, “Meet Cosmas Chileshe, my best friend. And for the record, he’s not 35 years old. He’s a journalist and a diplomat. Ignore the idiotic social media rants coming from a known jealous diplomat whom I turned down. He’s green with envy. Shame on him!!!” This morning Maureen, whose father Faxon was also a journalist, has come to the defence of Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany Anthony Mukwita who has been dragged in the drama. “Leave Anthony Mukwita out of this: I’m not one to dwell on social media issues but this I have to state: I’ve read on an online platform, Imbuto-pa-Zed, that the jealous diplomat who posted nonsense about Cosmas and I is now falsely accusing his friend Anthony Mukwita, Ambassador to Germany of having done so. “He’s lied that I’ve visited Anthony in Germany several times in recent months. The last time I was in Germany was in 1996! “This so-called diplomat hides behind a number of fake FB names to attack leadership of the the same party PF, that appointed him into diplomatic service. Reptile! Snake in the bag,” she vented. Chileshe, who sources say has enjoyed a longstanding friendship with Maureen from the time he worked with her father at Norma-Jean College, writes; “Meet Maureen Nkandu, my best friend. For the record, I am not 35 years old. My eldest child is 22. Ignore the lies being run by a known diplomat who was turned down by Maureen.” Chileshe recently divorced his former wife of 12 years in the Kitwe High Court with whom he has three of his four children. Mwamba is no stranger to allegations of being an active member of the online publication that launched the sensational reports having once been found wanting by the Lusaka High Court for such overt acts. The post Emmanuel Mwamba Linked To The Malicious Campaign Against Maureen Nkandu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Says Dialogue Should be Unconditional

Opposition United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema has responded to President Edgar Lungu’s pronouncement that dialogue would only go ahead under the umbrella of the Zambia Centre for Inter Party Dialogue. Hichilema says President Lungu’s stance goes against … Continued

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Opposition United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema has responded to President Edgar Lungu’s pronouncement that dialogue would only go ahead under the umbrella of the Zambia Centre for Inter Party Dialogue. Hichilema says President Lungu’s stance goes against the spirit of the dialogue process that has been under the wing of the Commonwealth. Below is his full statement: PRESS STATEMENT Thursday 5th April 2018 DIALOGUE SHOULD BE UNCONDITIONAL The statement by State House quoting Mr. Edgar Lungu giving conditions for dialogue is very unfortunate to say the least. But for us who have known Mr. Lungu and his PF leadership for changing positions on many issues, this does not surprise us. They have changed position on economic, social and political issues in their famous “chipante-pante†fashion. These inconsistencies have led to the current social, economic and political challenges the country is facing. On the issue of dialogue, Edgar Lungu and his PF leadership have been quoted on several occasions saying there was no tension in the country and have never seen any need for dialogue with anybody. In a few instances they indicated willingness for dialogue, it has been on condition that they can only sit with those who recognize their President as the republican President based on the disputed 2016 elections outcome. With impunity and in total disregard of the spirit of dialogue, which among other things demands consultations among parties, they have unilaterally gone ahead with the process of amending the constitution again. Yet this is the same document we had warned about in 2015, that it had several flaws. We have no doubt that the PF leadership under Edgar Lungu is happy on the same path with the continued political tension in the country. As UPND, we would like to reiterate that we are available for unconditional and genuine dialogue in the spirit of moving the country forward. So far, a lot of preparatory and ground work has already been done to set the right environment for the dialogue. We find it preposterous that Edgar Lungu and PF can now turn back on the Commonwealth supported dialogue after assurance he gave them barely a month ago. Dialogue should be unconditional and we are surprised at the comments Edgar Lungu made while meeting with the UN Resident Coordinator. And since Edgar Lungu made the preconditions for dialogue while meeting the UN Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan, we challenge the UN and particularly UNDP and the Electoral Commission of Zambia to publicly release the November 2017 ‘Conflict Structural Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) – Zambia’ report which was Supported by the UNDP Support to Election Cycle Project in Zambia. We want the Zambian people to see this report together with the full recommendations made in there. Hakainde Hichilema UPND President The post Hichilema Says Dialogue Should be Unconditional appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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M’membe Says Expulsion Of Cuban Envoy Irrational & Humiliating

Socialist Party presidential candidate Fred M’membe says the expulsion of the Cuban Ambassador Nelson Pages to Zambia is not only irrational but humiliating to a country that is a good partner. Dr. M’membe, who held a joint presser with SP … Continued

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Socialist Party presidential candidate Fred M’membe says the expulsion of the Cuban Ambassador Nelson Pages to Zambia is not only irrational but humiliating to a country that is a good partner. Dr. M’membe, who held a joint presser with SP general secretary Dr Cosmas Musumali, has urged the Zambian government to rescind the decision to expel Ambassador Pages. PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE SOCIALIST PARTY (2nd April, 2018) Topic:​The Expulsion of the Cuban Ambassador from Zambia and denying entry into Zambia to nine international guests of the Socialist Party. By: ​Dr. Cosmas Musumali, General secretary ​Dr. Fred M’Membe, Deputy General Secretary and Presidential Candidate President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has initiated a process to recall the Cuban Ambassador to Zambia. This is essentially an expulsion of this Cuban patriot out of Zambia. The Ambassador, comrade Nelson Pages, is accused of having breached diplomatic etiquette and therefore crossed a “red line†by shortly attending the launch of the Socialist Party on the 31st march, 2018 in Lusaka and giving a congratulatory message. He was openly and arrogantly ridiculed by the Presidential Spokesperson, Mr. Amos Chanda that the diplomat should have “known better†that opposition political parties are a “no go area†especially coming from Cuba! The expulsion of comrade Nelson is however not an isolated act by an insecure and desperate President. Two days earlier, nine (9) international guests to the Launch of the socialist party were denied entry into Zambia. They were intercepted, interrogated, humiliated and impolitely sent away on subsequent flights out of the country. International protocol and traveling rights were blatantly breached. This seemingly irrational behaviour of the President and his government over the launch of the Socialist Party is based on real fear. This is the fear of informed and political conscious Zambian masses, of a genuine revolutionary political formation with a credible leadership and that of international solidarity sympathetic to the plight of the people of Zambia. The Socialist Party and its leadership are bringing out all these elements. The Party is the symbol of hope and a new beginning for the suffering and disillusioned Zambia people. There is therefore a good reason for the panic exhibited by the President and his government. However, this panic mode is exposing serious faults and extreme levels of incompetency in the ability of the President to continue running this country. The Socialist Party, on behalf of all progressive Zambian people, wishes to extend its apologies to comrade Nelson Pages and to the Cuban people. The decision by the president is not a true reflection of the aspirations of the Zambian masses. We are saddened and ashamed of this uniformed and opportunistic decision. Comrade Nelson is and will remain a true friend to the Socialist Party and Zambian people. Our victory in 2021 is assured and we look forward to receiving him back in the country. Similarly, we would like to convey our apologies to the nine comrades that were humiliated at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA). Their commitment to the spirit of Pan-Africanism and the working class struggle was manifested by their humility in the face of all the injustice they had to endure on Zambian soil. Our comrade Benewende Sankara, President of the Sankarist Party of Burkina Faso, who was amongst those having been deported at KKIA, is back in his country and sent us the following text message: “I mark my unwavering support for the comrades of Zambia and all people in the struggle. My moral remains high and I know victory will eventually triumph over undemocratic and anti-social forces.†As of 10:30 hours today, the socialist party has received 79 international congratulatory messages from political parties, trade unions and popular movements of 32 countries. The messages highlight the significance of the Launch of the Socialist Party in Zambia but also condemn the behaviour of President Lungu and his government. The responses coming from all districts of Zambia are equally confirming our resolve to fight for Justice, Equity and Peace (JEP) and for Socialism in our homeland. The process is gathering fast momentum. The fast pace is to some extent supported by the incompetency of the current government and failures of the capitalist system in our country. It is now very certain that Fred Member will be the President of a socialist Zambia in 2021. Long live the Cuban revolution; Long live the spirit of Pan-Africanism; Long live the Zambian working masses; Their victory is certain; And the days of capitalist exploitation and mass poverty will soon end. The post M’membe Says Expulsion Of Cuban Envoy Irrational & Humiliating appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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