UPND Launches GBM Poach Campaign

The opposition UPND has launched a poaching expedition for embattled defence minister and kasama central member of parliament Geofrey Bwalya Mwamba. Sources within the opposition party have revealed that there’s excitement within the parties top leadership following the defence ministers looming resignation from the rulling party.

According to the sources,UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has called for all stringent tactics to persuade mr Mwamba to join the party even if it means investing into his companies.

The sources further revealed that mr Mwambas resignation from the Pf would be a landmark loss for the rulling party and having him in the opposition would spell success in the UPND. “People are excited in the party,they know mr mwamba is a heavy weight who contributed to the PF victory story last year” “He’s a major funder of PF and the Upnd leadership has resolved that he is a major factor” the source stressed.

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59 Responses to UPND Launches GBM Poach Campaign

  1. Twiumfwako Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

    But he is Bemba, how will he fit into the Tonga party?

    • CHIPS16 Reply

      October 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

      my friend this time is not a time of tribalism.we have seen what tribal politics can do to our nation-(current govt)GBM can go anywere

    • muko Reply

      October 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      When the party president is Tonga it does not mean the party is for Tongas or when its a Bemba Party President it doesnt mean ninshi ni party yaba Bemba … Ulekwata amano mucimutwe!!

    • Katwa Reply

      October 9, 2012 at 12:34 am

      You have a very small mind. It is unfortunate that you have access to the Internet. Shame on you.

  2. CHIPS16 Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

    GBM is corrupt just like ur president.Sata is scared of GBM.Why is Sata quiet?

  3. acm Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

    lies ba tumfweko shame on u.its impossible.

  4. Eyamukwai Airways Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Elo lwanya! The man was a few weeks ago jumping at every opportunity to come on TV and insult HH and today the same HH wants him on his side, talk about politcs going to the dogs or rather dogs coming to politics!

    • chinyanta Reply

      October 9, 2012 at 4:41 am

      there are permanent enermies in politics my friend.just wait and see.

  5. CALLED WISE Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 11:19 am


  6. MEGA Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 11:33 am


  7. taliban Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    atase..who would rush for such trash..nonsense…

  8. Bishop Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

    There no permanent enemies in politics.

  9. am a serious PF DIE HARD. Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    GBM can only be a heavy weight in PF. Any one ever heard him talk in parliament..nada,

  10. Myself Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Why poach him? Why is UPND getting all the rotten politicians from other parties.. He is not a factor.

  11. Chisenga Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm


  12. Lusoft26 Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    fire kabimba

  13. PF Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Pliz GBM is not a factor in zambian politics…Let him resign and lets see if he is going to retain his kasama seat..

  14. msana wanzili Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    With all his Zillions he failed to win election after elections whilst in MMD, this time he won because of the Sata factor. Let him join them he would be mince meat in Kasama. Truth be told Kasama is to PF as Choma is to UPND, even willima Banda standing on PF ticket in Kasama would win pants down.

  15. pepe Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    sata should adopt mr chipimo for president
    the guy is intellgent and his political record is clean.
    GBM is rich but no leadership can take someone to Kabulonga from kuku compound but you cannot remove his kuku manners.

  16. msana wanzili Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    If he joins UPND he will come with his crowd and he would try to challenge HH for Presidency and thats a fact. He won’t be willing to pour in his millions for a stnpid ministerial post again, he wants more he wants what has eluded HH for the Past 10 years, Presidency.

  17. isaac Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    The truth is that he is not corrupt therefore he will not resign.Why should the tongas be excited now than before? These schemes are just manufactured by the same Hakaindes of this world.GBM has been a business man if not all his life what can make him to be corrupt today? He was a business man in Kaunda’s time ,in Chiluba’s time,in Mwanawasa’s time and in Rupah’s time what is so special about today? Do not cheat yourselves he will not quit.

    • Katwa Reply

      October 9, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Why do you always think with your tribe? Who told you that HH represents all tongas? So you think a tonga cant support a bemba? You have a small mind. With these levels of tribal thinking, I can assume and correctly so that you have not mixed with people. This means you did all your school in one remote province if not one remote district. Shame on you.

      • kakolwe Reply

        October 9, 2012 at 4:50 am

        Now, Now, Mr. Katwa, Though you rightly and positively respond to those thinkinking ‘tribal’ you may also recal that there is ONLY one party in the Nation that has a known rule that ‘ONLY A ‘TRIBE’ CAN STAND FOR PRESIDEENCY’ in that party. And NO leader (whether Political or Traditional) has ever refuted that coz it suits them and it suited them

  18. Mpangula Mputyu Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    GBM should team up with Mulongoti. he he he he

  19. Jojo Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    lies ba tumfweko.

  20. HNIC Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Ba editor, the title is suppossed to read ‘UPND launches poach GBM campaign’

  21. Kaesha Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I conquer with Pepe.

  22. Chibesa Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Foolish tunfweko. GBM is not worth launching poach campaign. He just fits PF not any other party.

  23. isaac Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    What position can GBM take in UPND? the answer is none. Therefore, he cannot join those pipo.Its like you are saying a fish can survive mingling with you in Cairo Road. Impossible!!

    • Katwa Reply

      October 9, 2012 at 12:53 am

      Who is a fish in this case and who are people because GBM and HH are all Zambians. Please visit other people and realise commanalities between zambians. You were misled alot by those you grow up with to think that a tonga is different from a bemba and one bemba thief represents all bembas or one intelligent tonga represents all tongas. Zambians are zambians and are all one just as all of us today we celebrate 3points given to Chipolopolo and this month celebrating independence day.

  24. ukwa2 Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Am still waiting 4 that mad man CNP to comment over this issue.@ 2panyo,carefull kachikala

    • isaac Reply

      October 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

      A tonga and bemba for example are just the same pipo. For us its one Zambia one nation the problem is with other pipo who openly say during their so called convention that position of presidency in a particular party belongs to them only.We are trying very hard to enlight these pipo that there is no tribe the word we should use is us ZAMBIANS kwasira. We are celebrating the three points awarded to us. Zambia at the verge of crossing to Brazil.

  25. Bawishi Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Politics in Zambia are really interesting. Anyone read the book ’1984′ by George Orwell? Then you understand the political situation in Zambia. It makes a sad reading for those guys who are out of Zambia when you hear people talk about corruption in Zambia. Sad indeed!!!

  26. Narrant Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    This is very insulting: to insinuate that all that it requires is to dangle a position in the Tonga tribal party UPND and GBM will be up and running to join them.

  27. Biggie Smallz Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Tumfweko stop spreading lies. what sources are you talking about. the UPND has no time for corrupt and dishonest people like GBM. GBM and Wynter Kabimba should just resign and forget about politics. and GBM should lose some weight.

  28. isaac Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm


  29. Tupac Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    In kabwata he (GBM)stood with given who had nothing and lost terribly.Nimahafu che yamene ali naye.He is free to join kadansa and stand in ksm so that we see.

  30. CALLED WISE Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm


  31. mervyn mwansa Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Hakahinde has lost enough GBM can make a better president for UPND.UPND has now realised how important the bemba influence is, miles sampa told them in parliament they didntlisten. kadansa can not win an election on this UPND has scored CONGRATS on your realisation and please quickly make him your president so that he starts tonga lessons

    • Katwa Reply

      October 9, 2012 at 1:02 am

      In this era it is unfortunate to have such minds when in America an African-american is the president. Small minds like yours who think with the tribe must first diminish for Zambia to be really a one Zambia one Nation state.

  32. Wanu Ngwee Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Ba Tumfweko, what do you mean by : ” …. it seems you’ve already posted that comment…?” where is it?

  33. kiduli Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Ndelolesha fye!

  34. abbib Reply

    October 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

    You are the same pipo saying is corrupt and yet you are also looking for him

  35. Hand to Mouth Investments Ltd Reply

    October 9, 2012 at 9:13 am

    It would be nice to have William Banda and him as advisors in UPND – beating other cadres and wives in one go! Hell!

  36. Zaigo Reply

    October 9, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Umuntu mutwe let him make up his mind.

  37. Zaigo Reply

    October 9, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I totally agree with kakolwe about that party and tribe. It blocked saki after the demise of andy. Congrates kakolwe

  38. mwaba mwinji Reply

    October 9, 2012 at 9:44 am



    October 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

    pa tali teti aleke mudala..his not a coward!!!

  40. paul Reply

    October 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I greet you all within and in diaspora; this Bemba Tonga verbal rivalry is growing intensely, what is it that each of us should do to correct this unpallatable vertim in our state. In the first instance each of us were born in the tribes we are un knowingly. There is no superior tribe so is state. To my fellow bloggers your using of bad lingua to address important issues is not going to help us NO. To all the politicians being honest is vital. I am still thinking when did GBM realise he has enough personal transport. This may result to taking his personal vehicles for service at GRZ’s expense and that may mean corruption. In my own view if one is working for government let him/r enjoy the privailedges to the full in a right way; unless he/she so thinks they-prevaledges are inferio. I thank you all.

  41. nzo Reply

    October 10, 2012 at 11:22 am


  42. HHH Reply

    October 10, 2012 at 11:22 am


  43. henry Reply

    October 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    GBM is not like other members of the party. Although u said is a kabwalala. The fact of the matter is the man is business man. you mean he can not source the business becoz of ministrial position. Mwanya live the big man alone. And GBM he can’t live bashikulu beka iyo. Ukutupa

  44. CHAIWA Reply

    October 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Now HH has come become a mature Politician, HH needs people like GBM to counter the Tonga tag, and also to penetrate the Nothern region. Good Move ba HH.

  45. Greg Kadimba Reply

    October 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Hey Sata founded PF without would make no difference.UPND stop wasting your time on individuals.As for MMD you will never rule this country again even if OBAMA became party leader.

  46. Hamaundu Reply

    October 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    The Tonga of Mazambuka is just bemba spoken in another dialect. I can not speak tonga but I understand 70% of the words, even though I am bemba. I am sure many can testify to this.Lozi is no where near Tonga or bemba. It suprises me why Tongas try to align themselves with ba maloshi. The other thing is that Bemba and tonga are no different. The only major difference is akaso abatonga. This can be explained because tongas like investing, while the bemba want to enjoy to the last pen. These two tribes are like two brothers. Sometimes they are for each other, sometimes they are at their necks, but does not mean they hate each other. I can go on and explain about the other bemba relatives, the kalubales, chokwe and kaonde. Little wonder why a bemba is confortable with any sort of friend from any tribe. I am bemba from chinsali, I like HH very much, but he has no tactics. He should have agreed to be vice, come 2016 or the other elections he should have been Presdo. Sometimes you have to take one step back then make 2 steps forward.

  47. Hamusonde Reply

    November 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Let him go! He is not a factor. Let Him join William Banda & HH. Shame on him.

  48. chishala Besa Reply

    November 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Hey you guys,
    Tongas and Bembas love each other. Only those disgruntled citizens try to blow issues out of proportion. I am a bemba and half of my friends are not bembas. I love all tribes. We were created in the image of God. I plan to marry a Tonga. Most bemba guys have Tonga and Lozi girl friends and vice versa. Tongas how are u? Bembas how are u? Nyanjas how are u? Kaondes how are u? solis how are u? This hatred wont take anywhere. Remmember Rwanda. Tongas embrace bembas in your party and you will be perfect. I love people especially kids. Peace andlove

  49. Nico Reply

    January 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    GBM has a right to go anywhere he wants, as UPND has demonstrated before, it doesn’t chase after members, thats why squabbles can be there, but i think it is the most stable party around. I will always keep reminding you: UNIP + MMD = PF

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