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Kabimba Says Mike Mulongoti Will Have To Wait For 50 Years Before He Can Become President Of Zambia’

WYNTER Kabimba says Mike Mulongoti will have to wait for 50 years before he can become president of Zambia.

FILE: MIKE Mulongoti with PF secretary general during a meeting last year

Commenting on Mulongoti’s intentions to form a political party and stand in 2016, Kabimba who is PF secretary general and justice minister said Mulongoti’s plans of forming a party were a case of sour grapes.

“Fifty years is the minimum because PF is here to stay. It will not be dislodged (in 2016) by a political party that has not yet been registered. Kulibe!” he said.

Kabimba observed that Mulongoti had been vacillating, like one who was jumping up and down to look for where the big cake was since the coming in of the PF.

“We campaigned together under PF and I remember him saying to me ‘for me this is not about getting a job. We have a cause to get rid of the MMD’. But also it was very clear to me that he was very bitter about being hounded out of the MMD,” he recounted.

“It turns out now that he has been looking for recognition and because he has not been rendered that recognition, he is sulking.”

Kabimba said the party however believed that Mulongoti’s support for the PF was on a matter of principle and thereby interacting with him in good faith.

“Now I saw him vacillating between going back to MMD or continuing rendering support to PF after elections. He’s been walking that tightrope until today when I read this article that now he wants to become president,” he said.

“Now I have problems with people that think the only role they can play in the service of the Zambian people is to become president because I believe it is the people that must say that ‘we think you are fit to lead us’.”

And Kabimba accused Mulongoti of projecting the argument that PF had not done much and according to the expectations of many, simply to gain political mileage.

He wondered what Mulongoti had to show for his long service in both government and MMD.

“He has nothing to show. You cannot make a judgement when you yourself have a record that shows nothing,” he said.

Kabimba dismissed claims by Mulongoti that he was Levy Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda’s king maker, saying that the opposite was true.

“Mwanawasa nominated Mulongoti when he came in power because he was from the Lambaland and probably suffering. It was the same with Rupiah. He nominated Mulongoti. So who supported who?” he asked.

He said PF was instead cleaning the mess left by the MMD, a party Mulongoti served in.

He said he appreciated the fact that Mulongoti would have been useful to MMD, but he said it was unfortunate that he was not part of the team that President Michael Sata had picked to work with, a decision that was the President’s prerogative.

“When these people were in MMD, we did not go to him and seek recognition, even when there were better people in the MMD,” he said.
He said being in a political party should not be perceived as a debt to its leader, as was his case.

“I think it is high time Zambians started making correct judgements about some of the leaders in this country. My advice to him is there is no need to sulk,” said Kabimba.

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24 Responses to Kabimba Says Mike Mulongoti Will Have To Wait For 50 Years Before He Can Become President Of Zambia’

  1. Early Ejaculation

    October 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    AND FOR Kabimba, HE HAS TO WAIT FOR 100 YEARS FROM TODAY TO RULE ZAMBIA

  2. Begging to steal

    October 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Sir can i have some more Oil please, I’m Hungry.

    Even Oliver Twist was provided with one meal per day.
    Kabimba will face Justice one day.

  3. Kankoyo Man

    October 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Iwe Prophet Kabimba be a little sympathetic naiwe! 50 years? Cant you say 49 years?

  4. Shameless

    October 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Mulongoti might be sulking or hurting and we appreciate the fact that he will never be president of Zambia. However, this doesn’t mean PF can’t be dislodged in 2016. Who leads Zambia after 2016 is the people’s prerogative. Kabimba and the PF should instead concetrate on scoring success in their governance.

  5. King Musula Wenu

    October 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Ok, I sympathise with him. I give him 49.99 years.

  6. Timbukutu

    October 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    mulongoti my man my vote is yours

  7. Zebige

    October 6, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Kabimba is wrong and mark my words Mulongoti will surely become president in 70 years time form now

  8. Ba spekepeke

    October 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Chansoni sana!

    GOD BLESS OUR LAND.

  9. YONGOYONGO

    October 6, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Bakabimba wesu thanx for your accurate judgement. How can a bootleaker become president over night? He must try after a century (100 yrs)

  10. nynenge nyenge

    October 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

    its us the people who vote and so ba kabimba term your tongue. unless you rigg 2016 wont be for PF!!

  11. Brad

    October 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Mike just stay out of politics and eat your money quietly. You are not the material we want pa zed.stop hallucinating that you can rule us.

  12. Kaesha

    October 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Mulongoti has an altitude problem. He behaves like a woman, umwaume ekalandikishapo ifi. Awe does the wife drink water?

  13. NDELOLESHA FYE

    October 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

    MWE BANTU IMIPAMBA NINANI ENGASALA KALYA KANTU KASHAISHIBA NAKULANDA.ICUSUGU CHUMFWIKA KWATI KALELANDA CI KACHOKWE.FOOLISH MULO GO KU 6KOLOKO

  14. Senior Engineer RTD

    October 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

    If it were possible for someone to come out of ones body and see oneself as others see you Mulongoti cannot even vote for himself. He lacks charisma including his lack of fluency in English as one blogger has pointed out. Charisma is a special ability to attract or influence people by your personality. Zambia has had its fair share of charismatic leaders such as Kapwepwe and Mulongoti is not one of them. Kapwepwe could sway a crowd even calling it “batubulu” and it would applaud him. The people in power at the time were so fearful of him they never gave him a chance to stand against them. He was beaten up,imprisoned and was barred from campaigning but he still managed to win a parliamentary seat in Mufulira West Constituency. It is a pity Mulongoti was not allowed to stand as VP of MMD. He would have assessed his popularity or the lack of it by now.

  15. concerned citizen

    October 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

    for me both are in the same shoes none of them will be President. both are not Presidential material as i believe will be more cautious of the leaders will choose in 2016. as a country we are learning it hasn’t been easy but i congratulate SATA for showing us a BAD example of a president. Kabimba’s dealings and health leaves much to be desired.

  16. Katwa

    October 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Who can teach politicians how to talk properly.

  17. The Elder

    October 7, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Ok!so kabimba thinks 2016 is 2011?forget about Mulongoti and his presidential illusions,who can vote for such a character?back to Kabimba which party has ever ruled Zambia for 50yrs?ok pipo can jump frm one ruling party to another when they see shadows getting longer bt 50yrs??nix ,unless you intend to rig the next and next and next and next elections or maybe you intend to be ruling through inheritence?

  18. kakolwe

    October 7, 2012 at 6:51 am

    But Kwena! Given the current crop of leadership! Katwishi. If MCS is not standing in 2016, let him groom someone sellable. Of all the politicians availabe, to me its only Magande and Miyanda who hold out a candle. Ba Nevers, Hakainde, Milupi, Chipimo, Nawakwi, NabaMulongoti futi?. What are you putting on the workplan towards 2016? You are yet to sale yourselves other than following bakateka pamata…. sorry, panuma! in everything he says. You are playing into his hands. WISE UP! Otherwise, NO RISE!

  19. ZeNdola

    October 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Even Kabimba can never be President of this country.

  20. bexx

    October 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Whether u like it or not PF wil win the 2016 elections,we can bet on that one and am gonna vote 4 it like ever before…

    • isaac

      October 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Kabimba never avail himself as a candidate. We are talking about Mulongoti here whom he sayS will not be a president until after 50 yrs. PUT YOUR THOUGHTS STRAIGHT PLEASE!

  21. kApyaNGA cHEswa

    October 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Ba Winter, whilst we appreciate your prophecy of doom for Mulongoti, you should understand that you too will never be president in your life time. After Sata, since we have now tried you and seen what a bunch of half baked humans you PF guys are, we will be foolish to vote you in come 2016. come to think of it, all Mulongoti’s mistakes with his colleagues pale in comparison to your one year of creating provinces, districts, firing and hiring PSs, and the like. Do much more if you won’t be the party with the shortest life span in office. You, GBM, Sakeni, Lubinda and the rest may just be like MULONGOTI if not worse. Enjoy your office for the next 4 yrs otherwise you do not know what you are doing, shameless liars – you NINETY DAYS!!!!!!!!

  22. isaac

    October 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Fortunately enough you Kapyanga have only one vote, you cannot even force your wife that is if you have one to vote candidate of your choice. Why you intend yourself to have too much expectations. Which leader can bring the much needed develompments in a period of 12 months? MMD was in power for 20 yrs and they used to record zero employment creation per yesr but you never used to open your mouth and denounce them. Wait and see PF in just 3 yrs to come will record unprecedented type of development ever seen in this country.

  23. chipuba

    December 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    actually mulongoti has to wait for his imfa