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Mulongoti Wants a ‘Thank You’ From PF

MIKE Mulongoti feels mistreated by the Patriotic Front, says Lameck Mangani.
And Mulongoti has reiterated that all he wants is a “thank you” from the Patriotic Front for helping in last year’s election campaigns that saw the MMD ousted from power.

Commenting on Mulongoti’s intentions to form a political party on which he would stand as presidential candidate in the 2016 general elections, Mangani, the former home affairs minister in the MMD government said Mulongoti’s recent interview on ZNBC gave a clear indication that he felt ill-treated by the leadership of the PF.

He said he did not think that forming a new political party could help solve the problems that Zambia was facing.

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“One thing that is sure is that from the interview that Mr Mulongoti gave, he feels he has been mistreated by the Patriotic Front, but in my view, there is still enough room for him to sort out his differences with the leadership of the PF,” he said.
Mangani said Mulongoti should realise that marketing a political party was an expensive venture.

“We have seen the political players that are there right now. In fact, he (Mulongoti) will need so much money to market his political party. There are a number of political parties that are not very, very strong but have been there for some time because of resources.

Now to form a political party, unless you have enough resources to go round the country, which I doubt that he (Mulongoti) can do within the next four years to run for president,” he said.
Mangani said Mulongoti needed to consult widely before forming a political party.

Asked about Mulongoti’s plans to stand as a presidential candidate in 2016 for his yet-to-be-formed political party, Mangani said that was his constitutional right, adding that “dreaming is one thing and reality is another”.

Mulongoti, in an interview last week, hinted that he was considering forming a political party on which he would stand as a presidential candidate in the 2016 general elections.

And when asked to comment on Mangani’s statement, Mulongoti said he expected President Sata to show some gratitude after having campaigned for him.
He said he put his life at risk and used his money to ensure that the MMD was kicked out of power.

“I expected him to at least say thank you. We risked our lives; we used our resources. We did not campaign using PF money. We used our own resources, our own motor vehicles; our own money; and our own time,” Mulongoti said.

“Just to show appreciation by saying thanks was good enough because my intention, like I keep insisting, is to become president, the job he is occupying now and I am mindful that he is in the job so I must prepare myself to take over in 2016 if possible. So the question of being sidelined is on the basis of that. I am not looking for a job from them.”

He insisted that he campaigned for PF out of principle and in good faith.
“…PF secretary general Mr Wynter Kabimba said it himself, that ‘I campaigned on the matter of principle and good faith’ and that position is not changed,” Mulongoti said.

Kabimba last week said Mulongoti would have to wait for 50 years before he can become president of Zambia.

He said he appreciated the fact that Mulongoti would have been useful to MMD, but 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,” said Kabimba
But Mulongoti, in response to Kabimba’s statement, said the justice minister had no moral right to accuse him of seeking recognition.

“Mr Kabimba has on three occasions contested as member of parliament on three different political party tickets all of which he lost that is Lima party, National party and the PF…I have contested twice in Lufwanyama Constituency, 1995 by-election, 1996 general elections and I have won in both instances,” said Mulongoti

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23 Responses to Mulongoti Wants a ‘Thank You’ From PF

  1. tallmike

    October 11, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Mr mulongoti, kindly understand this.we do not force people to thank us for whatever good we do to them.PF will thank you when they realise they have to thank you.as at now i feel it is childish to go round complaining about a thank you.

  2. Abakonzi

    October 11, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Mulongoti how many votes did u cast,I believe it was just one vote and PF won by thousands of votes.So how did u make pf win,unless u say that somehow u alone managed cast 10,000 votes then Sata can say thank u for rigging elections.Mudala just shut the fack up and start hoping for the time u can win the presidency,remember u are yet to even have a rented room where yo party office will be.

  3. Ohms

    October 11, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Mike, u hv no morals. Tel me, dd u ever think sata wud b presdent whn u were in mmd, and govt spokman? U destroyd sata and pf. U jst paid back z demagd u dd whn u thot u knew evrythng in mmd.

  4. atm

    October 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Appointing mulongoti can be the waste sin Sata can ever commit. I hate the chap.

  5. So

    October 11, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Everybody wants recognition, *jst saying#

  6. Shameless

    October 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Mulongoti should be the one thanking PF for not being in court or prison up to now. Who does he think voted for PF because of him? Maybe ìs wife and children.

  7. ngwema

    October 11, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Indeed dreaming is one thing and reality is another, mr mulongoti go ahead and stand in 2016 only your family will vote for you.you are not the only one who ushered pf in power,there are hundreds of people who used there own resources just to make sure the pf won,so what’s the fuss?

  8. Shameless

    October 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Who would stoop that low as to thank Mulongoti? For what?
    Mulongoti is only a factor to his family. No one takes him serious in Zambia and if not careful, he’s going to lose even the little respect his family has for him.

  9. Greg Kadimba

    October 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Iwe ka Mulongoti,PF can only say thank you to the people of Zambia,NOT YOU.Even if you had stayed away,PF would have won!.Just say that you are bitter for not being considered in the new government chikaala.I totally agree with my brother ABAKONZI.
    Besides,how much money did YOU put into the PF campaign?.

  10. Hand to Mouth Investments Ltd

    October 11, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Voting and campaigning to remove a bad Government is a national duty and requires NO thank you’s from anyone.

  11. PROUD BEMBA

    October 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I would like 2 thank Mr Mulongoti 4 helping PF.since he did help on principle as mentioned earlier on,GOD the almighty will reward in abundant.As PF SUPPORTERS we are humbly asking for blessings from GOD 2 FLOURISH ON 2 mr Mulongoti for de job he did on principle.Continue with yo kind principles.

  12. HARD K

    October 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I HAVE NO BETTER WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS — USELESS MULONGOTI GUY, NO ZAMBIAN WILL RESPECT YOU.WE KNOW THE THANK YOU WANT FROM PF IT’S A JOB,COME ON — USE YOUR PAPERS AND LOOK FOR A JOB.YOU TIRED JOB SEEKER.

  13. Chansa Wibatiina Bwingi

    October 11, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Just send him an email to say thank you and close the subject

  14. kakolwe

    October 11, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Thank you Mike.
    Now get out. I have a Nation to & The electorate to thank.
    PF

  15. Jf

    October 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    people who make noise are those who expect much !
    mike ! look here ! many people did a lot for us to change GRZ and our benefits are not so direct if at all !
    but,all we’re looking for are anything that will benefit our own people in this country!
    so,the category of frustrated FULLS is as follows:
    1.those expecting jobs in grz
    2.MMD
    3.Provincial opposition parties coz they’ll never form grz !

    basically,its understood !

  16. mimiz

    October 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    ha ha ha ha ha guys you so funny!!!!!!!!!!!,poor Mulongoti,he would freak out if he ever read your comments

  17. Jojo

    October 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    True. sata should have shown gratitude but Mike was so irritating to everyone when in full power during Levy’s presidency. I think Sata is still healing from Mikes abuse of citizens although Sata is now abusing us himslef.

  18. Geofrrey

    October 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I think, being an independent person I can comment. Mr. Mulongoti truly campaigned for PF. He should surely be appreciated. It’s just that his aim was to see MMD out of power because they fired him. But he really contributed, it’s not about the number of votes he cast, but it’s about his influence in campaigning against MMD.

  19. nshendi

    October 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Banda treated you better than this,but no you wanted the best.guess what old man the best doesn’t exist

  20. xxx

    October 12, 2012 at 8:44 am

    how did the FOOL help the PF win the election??? let him go ahead and form a party for all we care then we see who will vote for him

  21. Sibiligani Walibongani

    October 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Hey, good to hear something from Mangani. Uliko mudala iwe. hehehehehe job seekers advising one another. As for mike, why not go to your farm if at all you have and start farming. You are honestly wasting your precious time God gave you by chasing the wind which has gone already.
    Do unto others the way you would like them to do unto you. I hated you most during the illness and death of our lovely presido Mwanawasa by fooling the zambian people as stable when you knew things were not ok. Useless mulongoti please go back to north western and think of doing business.
    Can you talk to your friend Mangani so you two can form a party called Aki na Ukwa party. hehehehe fyotoo mamahey!

  22. Bush

    October 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Just take your bill to their secretariat,someone there has petty cash to pay you

  23. Sam

    October 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Do not worry! when that time comes, you shall surely know that it is a thank you. Continue doing good. We surely all know that time will come and the “thank you Mr. Mulongoti” will surely come. Not in a verbal form but in other form. Please keep this issue off the media. You are a good man and GOD has rewards for GOD men. I feel bad when you become a center of attraction in the media. You are too true but please keep of the media on issue of thanks because you heavenly father who sees in secret knows. Continue to correct things that are not good for Zambians