Fred M’membe is very excited and happy that president Edgar Lungu has appointed M’membe’s aunty Inonge Wina as vice president.
Sources close to M’memebe say the Cartel leader could not believe his luck when Lungu pronounced Wina as second in charge and rightful successor to the presidency.
Sources say M’membe was until Election Day unsure and worried about his role and businesses under Lungu.
But now with his aunty in charge, and acting president when Lungu is out like when he leaves for the African Union Summit, M’membe is the happiest person in Zambia today.
What more, he has started rebuilding his cartel in the system.
So far he has Inonge Wina and Amos Chanda on his side. Amos Chanda is Lungu’s assistant for press, meaning he is always with Lungu.
Chanda is Fred M’membe’s blue-eyed boy and they worked very closely when they hounded out Rupiah Banda from power in 2011.
With Wina as number two and Chanda in charge of Lungu’s activities, M’membe is protected and somehow able to control Lungu.
It means that all those pronouncements Lungu made about making M’membe pay back the money he owes public institutions will be ignored.