The highly sophisticated Fred M’membe led cartel has influenced parliament to resume sittings on 12th November, a day after burying Sata so as to keep MPs interested in the PF presidency busy with parliamentary business and away from their constituencies.
The National assembly adjourned after the demise of President Sata but Clerk of the house Doris Mwiinga has sent a notice informing MPs that the house resumes sittings on Tuesday, 12th November. A source from parliament has told the Zambian Watchdog that M’membe met Speaker Patrick Matibini and strategized to resume parliament quickly so as to keep MPs busy with parliamentary business while his preferred candidate launches a full scale clandestine campaign. Matibini, an accomplished lawyer has been brainwashed after being handpicked for the position of speaker by Mmembe while Mwiinga is Kabimba’s relative.
“Most of the likely contenders to the PF presidency like GBM, Kambwili and Edgar Lungu himself will not be in their constituencies while Kabimba and his camp will be all over Zambia influencing meeting proposed delegates, he was secretary general and he has their contacts,” said the source who is also a PF member.
The source further revealed that the Kabimba team is using Post newspapers delivery vans to transport campaigners and some materials to far flung areas and by the time the party calls for the general conference, his ground work will already have been done.