‘Prophet’ Chanda Chimba says he is being persecuted

Freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III says he is ready to suffer harm at the hands of the PF government persecuting him for producing Stand Up for Zambia documentaries that were critical of President Michael Sata in the run up to the 2011 elections.

Chimba was arrested last week and charged with allegedly producing articles that exposed the other side of President Sata’s political career covering over three decades.

The television documentaries are now on the internet and President Sata is reportedly upset thereby ordering police officers to arrest and silence Chimba into disowning his own works. Chimba is since slapped with two charges – publishing an unregistered newspaper and being found in possession of stolen property.

Giving his first public interview on Crossfire Blogtalk Radio on Tuesday, Chimba said he was being persecuted for taking an unpopular stand at the time against then opposition leader Sata, The Post and their associates.

“I am ready to be hurt if the PF wants to,” he said. “If I didn’t do Stand Up for Zambia, I was not going to be in cells or taken to court. Journalists need protection. Even the people should not just be standing up for The Post. There are journalist at ZNBC, at Muvi TV and Times of Zambia.”

Chimba dispelled assertion by The Post that he had gone into hiding after President Sata won the elections.

“I never went into hiding. What I did was just to keep a low profile,” he said.

Chimba said he had no apologies to make for the documentaries and was in no way seeking reconciliation with anyone because as far as he was concerned, he committed no wrong contributing to the political discourse of the country.

Asked by presenters of the show about his relationship with Post editor and PF chief propagandist Fred M’membe, Chimba says he never knew him personally.

“What did I do wrong to reconcile with The Post?” he wondered. “They [The Post] hated me because I took a stand.

“They tried to scare me so that I don’t go ahead with Stand up for Zambia.”

Chimba said M’membe was not an angel who should insulate himself from criticism when he was a deep player in the politics of the country.

“Who says people can’t talk about Fred M’membe. I have nothing against Fred M’membe and against The Post. Professionally, even personally I have nothing against Fred M’membe. If he has got something against me, its because of what I did for Stand Up for Zambia,” he said.

Chimba urged the PF to concentrate on the promises made to the Zambian people in the run up to elections instead of persecuting him.

“Failures by the PF outweigh the success,” he said.

Chimba said although he didn’t support or agree with President Sata, he will respect him as a democratically elected leader ushered into office through a legitimate election.

Zambia reports

COMMENTS

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    Ernest simukoko 5 years

    Chanda chimba is jst reaping what he sored,he sore propaganda so what do u expect u hypocrites who r supporting this propagandist who thought was a star,wanya tulekumona ngaukasamwapo libili.

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    No Name 5 years

    The truth is now unfolding, charactor is like smoke it can not be hidden. Just as the fools choose barabbas the same happened to those who failed to hid to CC3 advice.

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    Monkey Kolwe III 5 years

    You know it is always the case with the thirds. I am also facing charges of being so boring on ZWD. Like my fellow the third what can we do but just keep prohesieing. Ba Chanda Chimba 3 keep it up because Jesus was also prosecuted for speaking out. Document all your happenings because they will help you as you form your party in 2030.

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    Chanda has no courage at all.He did all those deeds when MMD was protecting and sponsoring him.Let us see him now talk as he he did in the face of Sata leading Zambia.Couragious journalists dodge bullets as they bast past and report.

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    Lelolelo

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    Peterson 5 years

    Chanda chimbwi you thought you are clever,your days numbered

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    cbu 5 years

    chanda chimba the great man zambia has not dog tata bwalya amafi

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    mopao mukonzi 5 years

    he was just used and damped like a condom by shikapwasha and RB for there political selfiness. were is RB are they to protect him now. just except its pay back time. PERIOD

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      Kangalaitoito 5 years

      Who told you that RB dumped him?

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    Ba chanda u said it but we never listen

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    CHANDA CHIMBA YOU ARE A GREAT MAN. I SALUTE YOU

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    Mwamba 5 years

    Ba Chanda Chimbwi cinecine nimwe ba chimbwi let wrath of the law not seen ur smiles kosowe kabolala.

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    London 5 years

    The youth please give him support because he really did warn you!

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    London 5 years

    You are a great young man you said it and the people did not listern to you but we are with you all the way may god be with you!

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    Chihad 5 years

    Prophet Chanda Chimba’s prophece has come to pass

    I wishe we has listerned to him and all this could have been avoided.

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    The truth hates,

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    hatembo 5 years

    helo chanda whishing u all the best this trying moment.time tick rapidry 4yo enemies to be judged as well.they wont be ther 4ever.one wil persecute them too.who kill with gun,he too gunshoot awaits his time.-H-

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    hatembo 5 years

    helo chanda lll?wishing u GOD’s guidance this trying&passing time.well done 2 pf& yo time out&be persecuted if u do wrong is more than near.-H-

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    Confucius 5 years

    It is not a headache when all you peddle is lies!they actually don’t give a shit about what you write! The people you mess up are those n the diaspora with your lies about Zambia. One would think there is a civil war yet far from it people are going on with their lives! The only one panicking and afraid of his shadow is the watchdog! Woof! Woof!

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      NewZambia 5 years

      NO WONDER YOU ARE CONFUCIUS, WHAT GOOD CAN COME FROM YOU??? CONFUSION

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    Octopus Paul BWALYA 5 years

    I really enjoyed the interview these guys from Borg talk radio bring interesting people on their show. How do they manage to beam interview someone in Zambia and bounce it back into radio stations in Zambia
    I just listened to the interview great piece
    Listen here
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalcrossfire/2013/01/15/elias-chipimo-jr–narep-

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    Kaluba 5 years

    Chanda Chimbwi pakulila….ninshi pali uko ashintlishe bolo.

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    Anonymous 5 years

    The terrible direction the country is taking is an indictment against us. Why do I say so?
    Sata was voted into power inspite of, indeed, regardless of the plain evidence of his distrustful, shifty and dubious character.

    What Chanda did in coming up with those documentaries was give opportunity for the nation to judge this character and he presented in these documentaries nothing but factual footage of Sata’s past.

    But the people for whom he mearnt well misunderstood his good intention. Why?

    Well, because a breed of malicious hounds, whose insidous maneuvers are almost silent, who, out of pure greed and selfish interest and great motivation, personified in the form of Mmembe went out full throttle to plant malevolent lies to the effect that a section of the population gravated their way. They not only convinced many to disbelieve the truth Chanda potrayed but also managed to stir up unbelievable anger and hate on him.

    But that truth that Chanda brought as a safety caution is now too late the purpose. The crime of disbelieving the good intention caution could perhaps be forgiven.

    But to watch and fold our arms while we watch this one whose cautionery truths have come too late, because what he warned about is infact taking place, is to incur a greater curse upon ourselves. Should Chimba suffer for the truth while we watch? Where are the good men?    

     

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    akol 5 years

    Nonsense, useless blogers

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    blago 5 years

    Atleast a very bit of what Chanda Chimba predicted about Sata is what is happening in Zambian. The truth is——–truth pains, that is why Sata is persecuting Chanda Chimba.

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    Mpongwe 5 years

    CHANDA CHIMBA THE HERO. ULIMWAUME, I SUPPORT YOU. IF ANYONE IS IN DOUBT HE SHOULD SEE ME AND ASK ME WHY I SUPPORT THIS MAN.

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    Mzilikazi 5 years

    Prophet Chanda, all what u said has come 2 pass, u r a hero whether any fool likes it or not! Mumembe is just a DOG!

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    GO MY BOY U R MAN OF THE MOMENT.

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    Shi Mapuli 5 years

    Nonsense.Does he deserve any sympathy?He had his nice time in MMD.

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      What wrong did he comment on that has not yet come out. Did he cheat the Zambian people? Go through his message and you will discover the fulfillment of the day Chiimba prophecy. Only those whose memories are short would whirl Chanda Chiimba III.

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      nonsense.

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      UWALENGA 5 years

      Shimapuli indeed

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    Very couragous( chimbwi pakulila).hope cc3 wont disappear just like that

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    scree 5 years

    CHANDA CHIMBA ULI MWAUME…I REMEMBER THE DAYS OF CADET..OKO WAKOSELE..NOT BA NGWELE ABA TWAKWATA BAMUSELELA KWAKABA…

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    Sound responses.

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    MARK LUNGU 5 years

    Chanda Chimba 3 exercized his freedom of expression, infact said what he thought and in most cases reproduced what the Post Newspaper had written about the current president.Those who wrote good for PF and Michael, to be specific, the Post staff, eg:Malupenga and others got jobs those who wrote negative about them,PF are now being persecuted.Do unto others as u wud want them do unto u. KAJI

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    SENKEZ 5 years

    TWO SIDES OF THE COIN,
    – MOST OF WHAT HE SAID WAS TRUE ;THANKS; BUT
    HE WAS USED AND DAMPED, HE WAS SPONSERED ON PUBLIC FUNDS (THE MONEY SHUD BE REIMBURSED) AND HAD NO TIMING THINKING BANDA WILL WIN
    YOU JUST HAVE TO PAY THE PRICE MY CC

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    This false prophet is paying 4 his sins, he thot PF will never rule, and those who ar still bita abt PFs victory ar supoting him, shame on u. @ shikapwasha’s nose will be flatend 4 alowing the program on stat TV

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      JUICY FRUIT 5 years

      robyfast, Chanda Chimba, III never called himself a prophet. The work he did is what has led people to overwhelmingly refer to him as ‘PROPHET’. So on that score he is not false unless he had proclaimed himself one, a thing he never did. Hi in more ways than one a real prophet.

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    Chanda Chiimba III, you’re another Nchelelebula you massively grazed for your stomach during the reign of MMD and RB. That’s the problem of eating with both hands, you can’t even repel a mosquito because your both hands are terribly soiled. Your pay masters aren’t there to protect you as before because they too know that their past will soon catchup with them just like yours caught up with you. ‘Stand Up for Yourself indeed. I’m non partisan but I took note that your character assassination of Mr. SATA was personal, disgusting, unzambian, selfish/greedy and orchestrated by your excess love for money. Which Zambia did you stand up for ? Definitely not this one we live in because if what you stood up for was a good cause, even the good LORD could have heard you and you could have succeeded. The BIBLE says vengeance is for GOD and not you mortal man. I wish you luck and try to swallow your pride, it helps.

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      JUICY FRUIT 5 years

      Steve you are very foolish, who does not graze for his stomach. Do you do what you do for nothing you moron?

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      kings 5 years

      But what he aired was true ,wasn’t it?He just visited the archives,dusted the material.In USA the past is visited in a more detailed way to ensure a politician does not take the voters for a ride.

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    Renegade 5 years

    CC3 is the Man! Never thought he could speak so boldy despite his timid looks! Bravo, with U all the way to the GREAT FALL OF THE TYRANT!

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    Noel 5 years

    Cousey Chanda Chimba, you did what any reasoning and mentally welframed journalist would have done given the character of the person who was busy lying to people about how good and sweet he was and was to be given the realms of power.

    If I were a journalist I would have done the same, maybe even better and deeper than you did.

    Sad to those that saw prosperity and good governance in this headless President.
    He is a supervisor by character, mentality and desposition. He can never be and have been a Presidential material.

    To all you that sincerely felt he would deliver, I can only say next time please use your heads when chosing who to put in a high office like the Presidency.
    Good supervisors can not as well be good Managers. The man is a Supervisor by mental frame.

    Anyway I may sound too bitter but that’s what he is.

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    THE UNDERTAKER 5 years

    IN THE FUTURE,PEOPLE WILL TAKE A STEP BACK TO ANALISE THIS PERIOD. SOME OF THE REFERENCE MATERIALS THAT WILL BE USED WILL HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED BY CHANDA CHIMBA 111. MY VIEW IS THAT HE WILL INDEED BE CALLED PROPHETIC BY THOSE HISTORIANS

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    Foolish Chanda Chimba, if he was a real journalist why didn’t tell us about his boss RB, he called at every one who was against MMD let him pay for his sins

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      NewZambia 5 years

      NO WONDER YOU ARE CONFUCIUS, WHAT GOOD CAN COME FROM YOU??? CONFUSION

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    Mbulwe.MC 5 years

    WE SHOULD NOT SUPPORT THINGS THAT ARE WRONG ON THE BASIS OF TRIBE.LET JUSTICE BE DONE.

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    Chanda Chimba the 3rd did nothing wrong in all fairness. Lets cal a spade a spade, everything he said was backed by evidence. As a matter of facts, whatever Chimba said is what is happening. If saying the truth is the case chimba has been found with then i have no problem but if its not then i fear my foot

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    CC3 is the man,even amidst persecutions he still stands tall and tells pf in the face.If Zambia could 1000 courageous men and women like,we would nt be mu animal farm.The truth hurts am surprised that some cadres stil exist who can speak ill about Mr.CC3.