Mutati must go, says PF chief executive officer

Patriotic  Front secretary general Davies Mwila says MMD members who are serving in the ruling PF government must choose which party they will solely serve between PF and the MMD.

Speaking when Eastern Province PF provincial vice chairman Edwin Phiri delivered a petition to the party secretariat in Lusaka today demanding the immediate dismissal of MMD’s Felix Mutati as finance minister on grounds that he was not loyal to the PF, Mwila said Mutati and other opposition political party members serving in PF must choose between PF and MMD.

He said the PF central Committee would soon sit to critically analyse the petition and decide Mutati’s fate to keep the PF moving.

“Eastern Province is our bedroom, so colleagues, on behalf of the Central Committee, I want to thank you for coming; whatever goes up must come down. Uwisa kuya aya tefyo (a visitor comes and goes, right?) So ngabaletulufyanya kuya, ngabalefwaya umutende bafwile baleka chi MMD, elo nomba twalabomba bwino tefyo? So kusalapo, PF nangu MMD, tefyo? Kusalapo chinga, chimo (If they are wronging us they must go, if they want peace, they must stop being MMD, then we shall work properly together, isn’t it? So they must choose, PF or MMD, they must choose one of the two),” Mwila said.

He said he would deliver the petition from Eastern Province on Mutati to President Edgar Lungu who was the appointing authority to decide whether the finance minister should be maintained or not.

“I want to repeat and I want to make it very clear that all those who don’t want to be loyal to the President and the party Patriotic Front must leave. All those who are working with President Edgar Lungu in government, we expect total loyalty, failure to be loyal to the party and the government, we have to separate. For the petition that you have brought to the secretariat, we are going to take it to the appointing authority so that he can decide and on top of that, we are going to present this petition to the central committee because they have to know what is going on. If MMD officials are undermining us, we have to come up with a decision. So I want to assure you colleagues who have come from Eastern Province that today, before the President leave for Swaziland, I am taking this petition to him,” Mwila said.
“President Edgar Lungu and PF don’t have time to waste, our time now is to develop this country and we expect harmony and unity in government and the party. So colleagues I want to assure you that the President and the party, they are with you, continue working hard, be united, we are coming back to Eastern Province again to check on what is happening because Eastern Province is one of our strongholds and we don’t want anyone to tamper with Eastern Province. Eastern Province committee members who are here, the district officials from Eastern Province, I want to welcome you to Lusaka. PF is a political party on its own and it shall remain as such. We have President Edgar Lungu as our party president and Republican President.”

He said those refusing to be loyal to President Lungu and the PF were free to leave the party.

“But all those who are working with the President have to be loyal to the party and the President of this country,” said Mwila.

And speaking before he presented the petition to Mwila, Phiri accused Mutati of using government resources to advance the functions of the MMD in order to challenge President Lungu in 2021.

“On behalf of the Patriotic Front in Eastern Province, we would like to commend you our Republican President for the humble and democratic leadership that is demonstrated through your inclusive government. However, it has come to our attention that one of those who are beneficiaries of your inclusive government are stubbing you behind your back and that person is the finance minister, honourable Felix Mutati. Many of the tours our finance minister has been undertaking within the country, instead of faithfully serving the Zambian people and showing allegiance to the appointing leaders, alas, he is using proceeds to advance his personal agenda in order to revamp the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) and challenge your good leadership in 2021,” alleged Phiri.


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    Let Those Who Were Decieved By Pf Wake Up From Slumber! “Don’t Kubeeba” Until Time Catch Up With Them! Can There Be True Friendship Between Eagle And Chicken? Lets Wait And See!

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    Mwebe mutale 6 months

    You you did not know till. The next government will be Upnd/mmd , any of the them. P F is dead and buried!

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    I can see Mwila being scolded by ECL on instructions from RB and that will be the end of the agitation by the EAST PF. Mark my words. Ba Mwila mwachepa kuli RB.Be careful how you come out on this issue.Better remain neutral and just present the petition to ECL and wait to see what happens before you find yourself in political dirt. Mwila should know that the constitutional court will not allow ECL to stand again on account of his having already appeared twice on the ballot paper in line with the 2016 constitutional amendments. ECL knows this very well and has already confided in Mutati that he would want him to be his successor if things should come to the worst.

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    No matter wat good u do 2 un evil person he/she wil never appreciat u.he/she will repay u with evil coz evil is in their DNA but with MMD RB n Mutatis friends they thought of serving themselfs from going 2 jail hance going 2 bad with un evil friends 2 cover their evil deeds by hiding in PF government bt forgetting dat their joining pipo who r mo evil than them.the bible say u wil rip wat u saw,o this confusion in PF i believe its JEHOVAH GOD doing this so we cn know mo of de things we dont know dat these pipo hv done,wat their b mo revelation wth these fights.if u hear C Kambwili talking n u connect these other things u wil know dat their is a big problem in de party PF

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    kubweka 6 months

    This is a put up fight by disgruntled PF who believe that ECL is favouring the MMD members. All stage managed. Sour grapes. a conspiracy.

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    Mambo 6 months

    MMD/Mutati/RB have been used like Condoms by Lungu and now its time to discard them. Things fall apart when the Centre can no longer hold.The marriage of convinience and plunder is collapsing. Lungu is under pressure from all corners.Now that the Kenyan Presidential Election has been annulled more pressure will be exerted on Lungu to Hear the Zambian Presidential Petition. When that happens Lungu will be found guilty of having stolen the 2016 Election Victory from HH.The Petition has to be heard without fail. In Zambia there were more Election Irregularities and illegalities than Kenya so let the Petition be heard without further delays.

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    kiki 6 months

    Sorry for comrade mutati, as you are aware that you are serving a rotten party in the likes of PF. If you are wise take my advice and leave this party before you are bundled out the way winter kabimba was treated. Ask winter! He will really confess to you how embrassed he was after a well calculated move was done secretly by ECL,the next will be Bowman Lusambo. Wait and see as it is just a matter of time.

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    samson 6 months

    Its how evil people’s mind demonstrate themselves in public affairs.
    They easily deliberately ignore good things someone has done for them.
    Truly, its a planned move,99% of pf elected membership will never ever appreciate the services rendered by mmd party in just ended elections, as Pf victory.
    Ba MMD Were a steping stone & a used rubber stamps with empty promises. The president should trim those selfish leaders planing to make his government to fail

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    Disgusted 6 months

    Serves money mongering Mutati right! The instructions for the protracted way of firing him came from the appointing office and the charade is played out to themselves and not to anyone. The cadres talk about their mission to their kith abd kin. We the educated and informed can figure it out for ourselves so why this charade? Just fire him! After all he is for hire!

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    Mr True 6 months

    I think Mutati have accomplished the mission to help these pf nincompoops to raise alot of money through infringing taxes on the poor Zambians. He has demonstrated to them how to make money in diverse manner. Since they have known the tricks of making money, they are ready to eject him. This is a planned move. Somebody hired the busses, paid for banners and arranged the move.

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      Mwe mbwa mwe 6 months

      Ushitasha mwana wa mbwa. Ba swine.

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    Jimmy shaba 6 months

    Learn to appreciate.MMD guaranteed victory fo PF