Our MP’s betrayal is the painful – Saboi

Our MP’s betrayal is the painful – Saboi

Saboi Imboela writes:
In my public life, I have learnt to keep the most painful emotions away from the public because the public is simply that- public… BUT this betrayal of our Roan MP is something I will let my emotions flow and say it as it is. The betrayal is painful and so unforgivable. People will say that these are just politics. But betrayal is betrayal and let’s not keep excusing foolish behavior in the name of politics. Many people suffered a lot over Roan. Both NDC and UPND risked their lives over that ingrate.

The entire PF cabinet and other government officials descended on Roan and unprecedented levels of money, food, etc was given to the electorate to bribe them.

We saw those people that openly insulted our president and the kind of cadres they transported all over Lusaka and the Copperbelt to Roan, so our lives were at risk at every given time in Roan. We were followed by unknown vehicles in the night and shot at. The govt simply never wanted to lose Roan and the actions that followed were there for all to see. Women from the party travelled from all over, slept 10 or 15 people in one room. Divas and all women forgot about hygiene and shared the same rooms and bathrooms, something women don’t easily do. Everyone would leave early in the morning walking door to door to campaign to the electorates to have that guy elected. He never had money or anything. The party members contributed the little they had. The president and Veep handled the biggest part of his budget and a few MCCs also contributed significantly…

These are things people go through in opposition politics and for a newer party like ours, those challenges were even bigger. So elections are won collectively because people really sacrifice their time, money and lives to have a person elected on their party ticket. The help of our Alliance partners, esp the UPND cannot even be quantified. Infact, it wasn’t even help but a joint effort, an Alliance victory….

No one knew Chishala in Roan, infact our president had to refuse the overwhelming demand from the people and party officials to have his own son replace him. But he said that would not be good and he settled for a nonentity that had no money, no name or political clout. Some people even think that he is the President’s nephew but the guy is not even related to the president… The saddest part is that we lost one of our key officials in Roan. We still moan Obed Kasongo for who he was in the party, what he did and how the police have had to deal with his case. Chishala’s betrayal is like killing Obed all over again. U have broken us Chishala, not at a political but personal level… You will enjoy the proceeds of your corruption with your family but remember that Obed’s children don’t have a father… We didn’t suffer and sacrifice for u for u to do what u did. So may u enjoy what u have made from this treacherous act….

U claim that your action was for the people of Roan. The people of Roan are very upset with what u have done. U didnt represent the party, the president and u certainly did not represent the people of Roan…. Using the NDC media, u have been posting all meetings and activities u do in Roan, NOT even one meeting was conducted over Bill 10, and your own Facebook page is there for all to see.

So u are in this alone- just u and your belly.. Like I have said, this is emotional and certainly personal because we lost a life over your elections and then u do this…

May your consciences deal with u, if u still have one that is.

NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili being franked by Roan MP Joseph Chishala (r) and party secretary general Bridget Atanga speaks to journalists at Lusaka Magistrate’s Court on September 30, 2019

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    True Zambian 7 days ago

    Its unforgivable because you have a hard heart,but a good human being will truly represent his people even when few people like you force him not to.you are not chishala and you will never be him.you are busy accusing him of being bribed but who are trying to impress?for what? Is it not money you trying to be given from those you are trying to impress?leave chishala alone.know that if you can’t forgive him,then God does that to him every time.

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    Benson Sitwale 1 week ago

    You expressed the thoughts and feelings of Zambia. Zambia has been taken for a ride by politicians who only see the future as far as their thirst for power and money forgetting that a day fas approaches when each of them will leave office. They represent themselves and their families NOT THE ELECTORATE who voted for them. When did they consult us? Who ever picked the members of the forum new their level of thinking very well.

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    Its very disturbing when you think that people will let integrity and morals guide them and they do otherwise. But remember that in life we reap what you sow. Chishala will definitely reap what he has shown. The blood of obed is crying from his grave as justice has not been served. He will never be happy in his life and he has placed a curse on himself. Very soon the PF will through him away like a used piece of tissue. He will be lonely and people will be keeping their distance like we are now doing with the covid19.
    The party should discipline him and expel him as he does not subscribe to their beliefs.
    Let him start spending that money on lawyers to defend his case.

    Zambia shall be free

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    dodalawaka 1 week ago

    Hi Saboi

    Sorry My sister for the heartbreak

    But who in hell thought someone with nothing will use his conscience and do a right thing when given millions that he has never handled in his life

    Chishala has no political muscle and money and the best that could have been done is look for credible leader to be on that ticket to start with.
    Do we have lessons in this country, we put leaders that do not deserve the mantle and when they mess up we blame them No!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Look at history, FTJ, What happened, someone who sold ths country for a song, the list goes on and just check around you and tell me the people that deserved to be Leaders of our Nation
    Lets start checking our candiadtes before we give them opportunities
    People with no Financial backing and Political wisdom will pretend and show their true colours once you vote them in and to make matters worse, We put too much praise on our leaders that is why they misbehave so badly
    We need politicians that are worth the salt, otherwise we will continue to languish in poverty
    Matters of national improtance must be treated with the seriousnes they deserve
    Changes in the constitution affect us Zambians and do not entirely affect politician
    Some politician are so immoral that they forget to reason when they see money. ThiS IS not about money but the future of our children.
    Please stand by what you believe in and do not easily sway away from the truth
    We have danerheads, crooks, idiots, thieves all in the name of politics raping our country at will. Have these peolpe got conscience that there are Leaders for the people who voted them into Office – May be not – God will richly Judge them

    To all wellmeaning Zambians – Stay Blessed and God richly bless you in this period of uncertainty, protect yourselves.
    We have seen alot in this Land -God Bless My Country Zambia