Zambia will never be led by a Tonga president- Masebo

Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo says Zambia will never be led by a Tonga president because the Southerners are not willing to embrace other tribes.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Livingstone today, Masebo said the Tonga people were being used to perpetrate tribal politics.

But Garry Nkombo, said people should vote for Hakainde Hichilema on merit.

“Let us vote for HH because he is good and not because he is Tonga, don’t be used in politics of tribalism. We should not agree to tribalism. We should reject this because some of you are married to Bembas; some of you are married to Lozis. We can’t have a country based on tribe,” she said.

Masebo charged that Hichilema was a president for Southern Province only.

She said the candidate that the UPND had fielded in the Livingstone parliamentary by-election was bad.

“They think you are blind, so you must say no. He (HH) knows that the candidate they have brought is a wrong one and that is why they are telling people not to worry about the candidate but to worry about HH because he is a president for Southern Province”, Zambia reports quotes Masebo.

And the PF Post newspaper also reports that Masebo, who is PF campaign manager in Livingstone saying Tongas would only produce a Tonga president if they showed willingness to work with other tribes.

However, UPND campaign manager Garry Nkombo said he is proud to be Tonga and that there was nothing he could do about it.

“If she has nothing to say, let her pack her bags. Would it be wrong for me to say Evans or Mwaliteta is coloured? Would I be wrong to say Vice-president (Dr. Guy) Scott is a white man? She must talk about issues……I did not choose to be Tonga. So they should not throw us in that direction,” the Post quotes Nkombo.

During campaigns in Mpongwe last week, Guy Scott also revealed his hatred for late Anderson Mazoka who he labeled a tribalist.

In last year’s elections, President Michael Sata also revealed that he hated Mazoka because he was a tribalist.

The Post newspaper has also been ridiculing the people of Southern Province as Bantustans, an apartheid terminology that was used to demean the black South Africans.


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361 Responses to "Zambia will never be led by a Tonga president- Masebo"

  1. joshua   February 15, 2013 at 17:27

    Pf will loose votes becouse of this childish statement.

  2. Niulule   February 15, 2013 at 09:33

    BA KOLWESTAN,how many votes does HH get from your luapula,northern and your new muchinga province,almost zero,what do you call that’tribalism or what?’if your dandahead satan gets almost zero votes in southern province then you label Tongas as’tribalists!’Idiots..Dull chaps

  3. deep voice   February 15, 2013 at 09:01

    Leave this masebo bitch alone. Tongas have the right to vote for the person they want be it Tonga or other wise. In 1991 Tongas voted for Chiluba 100% but only to be let down by the same man. Today because there is a man in the political field who brings alot of hope for the people of this country again you want to bring issues of tribal because you want to continue cheating us. Stupid minister, go away with your tribalism.

  4. G.T   February 15, 2013 at 04:52

    Please bloggers, don’t demonise masebo. let us all congratulate her. in fact she is very intelligent, thus why I admire her. She just used figurative language (irony to be specific). Pathetic, dull Fools (PF) think she is with them when she is actually vehemently decampaigning them in Lusaka because honestly how many kolwestans are there in livingstone who will vote for PF? This statement has given a second thought to Tonga who wanted to vote for Evans. Viva Masebo. Go Regina, Go!

  5. Sweet haya   February 14, 2013 at 20:38

    chongwe is nt far from lusaka bt yet many pipo dont know dat masebo was never voted to parliament thru democracy. it was thru dictatorship frm the pf gvt coniving with the mukamambo which forced pipo to vote for her after the treacherous resignation of mwakalombe.headmens were strip of their titles nt until they pleaded,begged and convinced the villagers to vote for makwebo their dummy mp during pharoal’s reign. chongwe hates her talk,it hates her manipulations,it hates her luck of respect for men and elders.she has no shame.all thanks to (ladies)betrayers like mwakalombe for allowing illegalities that hav given room to lawlessness.

  6. The spatans   February 14, 2013 at 16:55

    This masebo will make pf to lose the livingstone seat. Does this masebo know that it s the same tongas who can give way to her party to suceed. Tongas are not stupid to vote for someone who is insulting them. Thats why the ruling party will not find it easy to penetrate in their quest to get there.

  7. Puungwa   February 14, 2013 at 16:23

    Sylvia,if are reading this know that am very angry with you.Your late mother was soli,partly a member of the soli roal family established by mukamaambo a tonga.How then can u insult your own people?

  8. blacky   February 14, 2013 at 16:21

    sylvia hule have not sold the manifesto of pf..thats why your pussy will start leaking soon..swine..

  9. Field Sham   February 14, 2013 at 16:07

    I thoght Masebo was intelligent! I am a tonga and i feel insulted by minister for tourism. Woman,you should be speaking like an honorable minister and represetative of well meaning people. You should should always be minding your diction,maddam.

  10. Think Tank   February 14, 2013 at 15:12

    Silvia has lost her senses . She is drunk with politics of the belly. Bitches always behave like that. They jump from one tree to another. Yesterday she was insulting Sata today she has to be seen as a champion not knowing she is being used. Bane, school is good!

  11. Wise   February 14, 2013 at 15:04

    Insulting is not good

  12. lady D   February 14, 2013 at 13:17

    wake up Zambia, we the people are being used by these politicians for their own gains. when we vote lets do it for our betterment. Let us try the young and educated and see what they can do for us. this whole group must go

  13. Muzyibwa   February 14, 2013 at 12:58

    But Masebo has gone too far….

  14. princessa   February 14, 2013 at 12:31

    Sylvia Masebo is bitter about tongas because she has not been lucky enough to have a tonga bull find her to be good enough to screw her. Get over it Sylvia masebo. It’s not our problem that you ain’t good enough for Tonga bulls.

  15. derrick lubumbe   February 14, 2013 at 12:16

    while tribal politics should be condemned by all meanig zambians ,it must also be born in the tongas minds that get sence out of what silvia is saying other wise if read on my prevoius coments ,i also mentioned of this party called upnd to go national than seen to be a regional party.learn something than throwing stones coz peaple should take a leaf frm what happened on the succesion of mazoka .hh was not a favourite but becoz he was tongo thy made sure he succeded mazoka .learn nd nt augue .

    • G.T   February 15, 2013 at 04:36

      derrick you are very silly. don’t think that we are so desperate to rule this country polluted by bembas. in fact time will come (whether today or next century) when Southern Province will break away from you baboons.

  16. tina   February 14, 2013 at 11:51

    Rince ur mouth before u talk iwe hule!too many bj!!the whole brain has sperm!leave the tongas alone!we’ll insult u tht ull fail to reach mazabka.behave n have clean politics

  17. Mr. Reason   February 14, 2013 at 10:21

    HH has never been, is not and will never be presidential material for Zambia. Very simple to comprehend.

    • twalamona   February 14, 2013 at 10:25

      ….. then who is presidential material ?????? and what are the guidelines ?

    • tina   February 14, 2013 at 11:44

      And will u ever??jes opening ur chi mouth like a hippo!always the tail.get out leave HH alone.idiot!

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    • twalamona   February 14, 2013 at 10:23

      So Imweee….. when its Bembas everywhere …… then there in NO TRIBALISM ?. immediately you hear a LOZI or Tonga then its TRIBALISM who is being unfair here ??????????

      who told you that only TONGA, LOZI, SENGA OR NGONI are tribalistic except Bemba ???????

    • tina   February 14, 2013 at 11:42

      Tiyeniuko bembas r the worst tribalist!!wht is tht bitch masebo saying?atase!fuck off!use ur more for talking sence n not bj!leave the tongas alone!!why so much anger on them!

    • munema   February 14, 2013 at 13:18

      u y r u childish in thots .zambia is for all zambian regardless of tribe.why do u make issues out of tissues.every zambian is a potential candidate for presidency, SO IS H H. stupid masebo and u

  20. MAU MAU II   February 14, 2013 at 08:55

    Its appears Sylivia “Masebo” Tembo has run out of ideas to be called a campaign manager. How come of all the things she openly insultd the Tonga people that Zambia will never be lead by a Tonga President and how does she expect PF to be voted by the same people she is deamining.Some should examin her head to determine he sanity. Its One Zambia One Nation and there no superior tribal grouping in Zambia in the eyes of God we are all same.If Sylia Tembo has no better formular to intice votes from wouldvoters in Livingstone the better way for to do is pack her bags and go back to ZAWA in Chilanga.We need leaders of subsistance be they from ruling PF or opposition parties who can tackle problems beseting the nation head on and not just empty buckets.

    • princessa   February 14, 2013 at 12:29

      worry not about Masebo she is nothing but a stupid and brainless bitch. Tongas already know how useless she is so we won’t mind her but fel sorry for her. She lacks potical principles.You can even wonder who she thinks she is. She should show us just how many Solis are highly educated. Ka pwete kako Sylvia Masebo.

  21. Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Vice Chief Advisor to Ntwenokane   February 14, 2013 at 08:53

    politicians stop making reckless, irresponsible and damaging statements some of these statements you make can be irreparable and you should be wary of the destructive consequences that careless ‘ichau’ can do.

  22. S Masebo   February 14, 2013 at 08:51

    ZWD please close this topic. People are calling me a hule. Am not a hule, whats wrong with sleeping with men who admire and want to explore my body? Am i not the minister of tourists? Some people say my body, especially my face is getting smaller each day, its a lie, im just HIV+. You all know that I havent been well for a long time now. Regarding my statement in livingstone, i was misqouted. All i said was selfish Tongas like HH will never be president of zambian. Men who just stick to their wives are not worthy our votes.

  23. ST.DESPERATIOUS   February 14, 2013 at 08:49

    Sadly, there is some truth about her statement. But never say never.

  24. Eston Shiyenge   February 14, 2013 at 08:11

    Masebo could be right. Why is it that UPND has no MPs in other parts of the country other than Southern Province only? Doesn’t it mean that the party concentrates in Southern Province only? Let them go out to other provinces as well. When they hold meetings, rallies, visits or anything else they do it in Southern Province. UPND should change campaign strategy. We are ready to support you.

    • J J   February 14, 2013 at 08:53

      So who is tribal, the aspiring candidate or the voters?

      • Some-Of-Us   February 14, 2013 at 15:30

        Good point. There’s no place HH hasn’t been. HH has taken the horse to the river … no, he has actually taken the river to the horse, it is up to the horse to drink.

    • Mark Mvula   February 14, 2013 at 16:48

      You may be interested to know that UPND has about 30 seats in Parliament. Of these, only 19 are in Southern Province, so it means the rest are in other provinces. Be logical in your thinking please.

  25. Bwalyanga   February 14, 2013 at 07:57

    I was informed by Livingstone ZAWA worker that since the demolition of ZAWA board they have no salaries. I wish I had the powers to authorize them to start selling game meat. Give them salaries or let them consume the animals they are taking care.

  26. Mpongwe   February 14, 2013 at 00:09

    People must learn not to be apologetic for who they are. It is not by choice that my father was Tabwa and my mother was Bemba. Garry Nkomo is very right, be Tonga and be proud of it, just like I am Zambia with no apologies.

  27. Sopho   February 14, 2013 at 00:09

    How does Masebo insult Tongas like that when she went to school in Choma at Njase girls and was never maltreated by Tongas. When she was in MMD government Masebo was the patron/matron of the Bantu Botatwe Ngoma ya Maanu and once said she was hated by Sata for belonging to the BB3 group of tribes. Masebo are you trying appease Sata now? You have fumbled and this will cost pf a lot of votes.

  28. Sopho   February 13, 2013 at 23:30

    Masebo, you went to Njase secondary sch in Tongaland and no one ever treated you like a non Tonga. Were you a tribalist when you were the patron of the Bantu botatwe Ngoma ya Maanu in the 90s?

    • I AM Me   February 14, 2013 at 21:00

      Sylvia Murambiwa Tembo Masebo mwana reyract your statement and live in peace u lose nothIng. We your former schoolmates feel insulted by your sentiments

  29. Zo-ona Ndithu   February 13, 2013 at 22:13

    This is total madness coming from a Cabinet minister in the PF regime. And Sata is sanctioning such garbage from his ministers? Oh my God! I cant believe this.
    Who says PF is not a TRIBAL Party? look at the cabinet set up…
    The President Michael Sata is BEMBA
    The Chief Justice is Bemba
    The Deputy Chief Justice is Bemba
    The Attorney General is Bemba
    The Solicitor General is Bemba
    The Minister of Defence is Bemba
    he Minister of Youths is Bemba
    The Minister of Works and Supply is Bemba
    The Minister of Mines is Bemba
    The Minister of Home Affairs is Bemba
    All High Commissioners, Ambassadors, their deputies are Bembas
    In short all portfolios including Permanent Secretaries are given to Bembas
    Ninety nine percent(99%)of Deputy ministers are Bembas
    The Minister of Information and Govt spokesman is Bemba
    Look at UPND…
    President HH is Tonga
    Vice president Kapita is Lunda
    Party Secretary General Chibwe is Bemba
    Party spokesman Kakoma is Luvale

    I am really disappointed. This is how you tribalists will cause troubles in this country. Beware, all eyes are on you, come 2016

    • Gillard Katembu   February 15, 2013 at 11:29

      U are right,,,,2016 vote for H H. We need pipo who are educated. And there is no triblism in this intelegent Zambian President to come.

  30. Scramble for zambia   February 13, 2013 at 21:52

    Kwasila c pf akuluzisani syvia can she make such a statement in tonga land.that statement can only work in muchinga or luapula province.

  31. francis   February 13, 2013 at 21:27

    She has nothing to tell people of Southern Province. Tell her see the real tribalism in PF. She no campaign words. This not ZAWA she has destroyed. She must remember that one day a tonga will lead Zambia. Zanbia is for all tribes

  32. Zoro   February 13, 2013 at 20:55

    nail her to a wall!!!!

  33. chang lee   February 13, 2013 at 20:38

    The truth pains.

    • Some-Of-Us   February 14, 2013 at 15:36

      A wish does not qualify to be called truth.

  34. archritius mwanakayaya   February 13, 2013 at 20:37

    ichinyo chilemusabaisha masebo.

    • princessa   February 14, 2013 at 12:36


  35. Dr mupati   February 13, 2013 at 20:32

    This is jst a barbaric way of accepting defeat.banyoko kuma…taaako

  36. Sibbili   February 13, 2013 at 20:31

    May be she is right because if she was wrong, she would have been at a hospital by now. Thank you tongas for being tolerant. Masebo has a small hole i failed.

  37. Wanu Ngwee   February 13, 2013 at 20:25

    Whatever the context or circumstances under which Masebo says what she says, these are careless, divisive and childish remarks to come from a politician of her age, experience and exposure. It seems the longer some of these peopl stay in politics the more childish and adventurous they become – horribly wrong and toxic for Zambia!

  38. Aka Sam   February 13, 2013 at 20:11


    freedom Speeche

  39. Kays   February 13, 2013 at 19:48

    I would advocate that she should be TACKLED while she is in Livingstone, this is so unbecoming of someone being paid taxpayers money in the name of being a leader.

  40. Muchende Wakuchuundu   February 13, 2013 at 19:40

    Masebo we know you are just a bitch and you are not the one to decide who is to rule this country. Are you GOD that you can proudly have courage to utter such nonsense on us tongas.