Launch of Kambwili’s party: Scott to be guest of honour

Former vice-president Dr Guy Scott is among prominent politicians expected to grace the National Democratic Congress Lusaka meeting scheduled for the coming weekend.

National Democratic Congress secretary general Mwenya Musenge announced yesterday that the former Patriotic Front vice-resident and Lusaka Central member of parliament, and PF Roan member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili will be the party’s guest speakers at the meeting.

The new party was scheduled to have its Lusaka meeting at Chainama Hotel yesterday but was cancelled after police advised the conveners to make a fresh application following their change of venue.

The NDC paid for its meeting in the Showgrounds but at the last minute, the Lusaka Show Society changed its mind and the party opted for Chainama Hotel.

However, when they went to notify the police about change of venue, they were advised to make a fresh application seven days in advance.

During a press briefing, Musenge, who was expelled from the PF recently and opted to form the NDC, said his party was disappointed by the police’s action.

“This is very unprofessional of the police. It is such things that create tension among the people. It is such things that cause demonstrations and chaos within the nation. Us in NDC are peace-loving people and therefore we endeavor to restrain ourselves from losing our tempers and avoid behaving in a manner that is destructive,” Musenge said. “We have decided to apply afresh and hopefully this time around, there will be no excuses. Zambia is a multiparty dispensation where each political party is supposed to be allowed to carry out their functions. As NDC, we have a duty to grow the party, we have a duty to grow the membership.”

The former Copperbelt minister pleaded with the PF not to interfere with the NDC activities.

“At this important gathering that was cancelled, we were going to be graced by two very special guests – Dr Guy Scott and Chishimba Kambwili. Come next Saturday, the two guest speakers have already confirmed their availability,” Musenge announced. “Those who want to come and listen, join the party, come.”

He also said his party was very disappointed by President Edgar Lungu’s attack on the judges, saying it was uncalled for.
“It’s a breach of our constitution, more especially that his His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the Head of State of this country, is supposed to be custodian of the Constitution. We appeal to MPs; this is a very serious thing which can call for an impeachment of the President. And therefore, the honorable members of parliament should seriously look at this and see what they can do,” said Musenge.

“Just like other organisations, as NDC, we demand that Lungu should quickly retract that statement. It is an infringement on the rights of the judiciary. Moreover, he is a learned lawyer who understands law. It is our belief as NDC that His Excellency the President has exhibited high levels of failure in governance and it is important that he steps down and paves the way for someone else.”

Meanwhile, NDC member of central committee Menyani Zulu claimed that the Copperbelt had moved to NDC.

“We are so popular that no political party can be compared to NDC. PF, UPND, we are not at the same level. We have taken over a number of PF structures – Mufulira, Kalulushi and Ndola. We are now building on. We are lucky our political consultant [Chishimba Kambwili] has helped us. In NDC, there is light at the end of the tunnel. We are moving at a very fast speed. We have gone into auto cruise now,” said Zulu.

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    mwae 23 hours

    God’s time is the best our time does not matter

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    mwae 24 hours

    God’s time is the best

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    mwae 24 hours

    God’s time is the best

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    Bupe Sikanyika 2 weeks

    Can the Honorable Lubinda do something fire one of his corrupt lawyers from prosecution authority who is always sleeping at the high getting money from people with case lies to them that he will help them win cases . He is always writing statements of accused people and yet he duty is to prosecute the same people. He has a katemba with the high, he is most of the time in one of the offices after registry on the left hands side office. He rum from the and stay in the same small office up to noon.

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    vuyo 2 weeks

    real people will not bother to support this party led by these idiopts, ichi CHI MUSENGE CHIPUBAFYE N BA KABWILI NIBA KABWALALA, H STOLE NJANJI FOR SCRAP MENTAL THIS BUFFOON

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      Mavuzi yanyoko zambians are tired of these thieving kawalaz come 2021 we will have a new govt in 2021

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      zamzam 1 week

      you are liar NDC will be party to reckon with,i for one and my family we are going to join the this party

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    muntungwa 2 weeks

    Soldier on guys we are behind you.

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    samlindo 2 weeks

    What is happening on the political landscape of Zambia is very interesting, one can clearly see the fear that is within the rank and file of PF though the fomation of this new party which is making huge strides though its mobilisation excersise. In my opinion people around are actually feeling the weight of this party and even if you belong to UNPD this new party should be encouraged to grow because its growth is directly related to the diminishing returns within PF Ranks and File

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    Jordan chulu 2 weeks

    Will support you!

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    Njangwamuloty 2 weeks

    This is the National Democratic Bemba Congress, it’s going nowhere. They lost to mwine Chipata Chagwa and they should stop being sore losers and allow others to steer instruments of power too, alah!

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    Judison Muzyamba 2 weeks

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    Talking and action are two different things, moreover we are tired of seeing people jumping from one party to another just because you are promised something. How many Munkombwes do we have in this country ? As you are mobilising, i am also busy to contact Chester and JK to prepare the studio. This time it won’t be dununa.