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UPND Denies Tribal Tag, Claims Its Not a Tonga Party

UPND Cadres

UPND Cadres

United Party for National Development (UPND) Deputy Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba has dismissed assertions by Southern province Minister Daniel Munkombwe that the UPND is a tribal party.

Mr. Simusamba says the party is not run on tribal lines as can be clearly seen from its impressive performance in recent Mpongwe parliamentary by-election where it came second to the ruling PF.

He HAS told QFM News that his party is a national party and the biggest threat to the Patriotic Front’s continued stay in power.

He says this why the PF will do everything possible to tarnish the image of the UPND be giving it a tribal tag knowing too well the threat the opposition party poses.

Mr Simusamba says Mr. Munkombwe will always say bad things about the UPND in order to satisfy the PF for the job has been given.

Mr. Munkombwe is quoted as saying that the opposition UPND will never be successful politically because its leader Hakainde Hichilema runs the party on tribal lines.

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28 Responses to UPND Denies Tribal Tag, Claims Its Not a Tonga Party

  1. Naomi Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Surely UPND IS ARE TRIBE PARTY!!! PLEASE DO NOT HAVE SHOT MEMORY !!
    WHEN MAZOKA DIED TONGAS OPENLY SAID NO ONE CAN LEAD UPND UNLESS HE OR SHE A TONGA !! DOESN’T SHOW THAT UPND TRIBE PARTY!!!
    DO NOT BE FOOLED SIMUSAMBA THIS POOR NAMWANGA BOY FROM NAKONDE!!

    • Galu nkekeke Reply

      April 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Even these ladies shown marching in the pic are typical tongas spiced wth a few lozis

    • broc lesnar mcmahn Reply

      April 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      @ naomi shut the **** up, you imbecile,use your brains if at all you have any!

  2. Jinkojeliko Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

    For get about him.

  3. kakolwe Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Believing in things that BE as if they BE NOT! He shouts “Hey! Come & See where the dog did NOT bite ME!” What you are you are! Thanx Naomi, Thats factual. Ask Chisanga & Saki! They know

  4. James bond Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    The above story is 100% true ask lubinda and saki

  5. CK Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Even a blind person can see that this party is tribal and its leader was appointed on tribal lines shame on u!!

  6. mmm Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Tribal party in a country of 72 tribes? wat nonsense, just go and rear cattle we shall buy!

  7. Zambian Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    EVEN PF IS MAINLY FOR BEMBAS ONLY..CAN U DENY IT? LEAVE UPND ALONE.ACTUALLY UPND HAS LUVALES,LOZIS AND KAONDES ARE NOT TONGAS. TUMFWEKO STOP TRIBAL NEWS PLEASE!

    • Luba_Lunda Reply

      April 12, 2013 at 9:06 am

      @ Zabmian, pls go and surf the ZWD site and see real tribalism. UPND is tribal inclined period.

  8. Katwamba Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    it is a well known fact that all those calling UPND a tribal party are the worst champions of tribalism we have in this country. they actually know it too well no wonder they are always singing UPND as a tribal party.

    wake up fellows, where were you when Chiluba won in 1991, only uneducated fools have forgotten the fact that Tongas voted for Chikuba (MHSRIP). And only uneducated foolish villagers in our towns have forgotten that Mazoka had hundreds of votes from all over Zambia (MHSRIP).

    EXPIRED POLITICIANS like Munkombwe are examples of what becomes of someone who gets finished while still alive. viva UPND ZAMBIA FORWARD!

    • swine! Reply

      April 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      forward alone swine!…Why did Saki and Chisanga leave your ****** party? Wasn’t it made clear that ONLY a Tonga should take over from great Andy (MHSRIP)And where did ka under five suddenly spring from to grab the reigns, did he not use his financial muscle? He simply hijacked a once vibrant party only to finish it like chitenge material from Kafue Textiles…mabisi mabisi mmmtttss!

  9. CK Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    you will never rule zambia fool!

  10. chileshe Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Who said tongas and UPND are tribal? it is the same people who say, bembas are thieves. anyone who fails to learn other people’s languages is swimming in tribalism.

    tongas speak your language/s you fools. do you think we do not know that even after more 48 years of living and working with you, many of you still feel you can tell us that you do not understand tonga. what foolishness is that?

    tongas speak good bemba, perfect nyanga, excellent lozi, is it too much for you to be ashamed of yourselves. stop this nonsense of calling others what you are. check around and you will prove me right if you are honest with yourselves.

    soon UPND will rule this country and a Tonga will be president in Zambia. then the devil and his party members will go to hell and defect to UPND as they always do.

  11. geff Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    gatvfresh mempry, mwananjiti magande openly said only a tonga after Anderson

  12. Basankwa Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    UPND is for TONGAs only. They said it themselves.
    Ask Sakwiba Sikota he will tell you the Truth.

    Mazoka was not tribal but he stood for all the Zambians. HH scares me as if he is not an Unza Graduate of the 80s. It is not good to preach tribalism but UPND is at it big time. UPND can rule Zambia if they denounce the tribal tag but it will take some time. Even some Tongas like me are not happy to hear UPND talking Tonga Politics because my wife is not Tonga.

    Saki bauze ngati ulipo

  13. kakolwe Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    @Chileshe, I feel U man. Mostly Tongas adapt easily to other languages. The problem arose at Mazoka succession. Deal with that & restore the Mazoka image. Otherwise HH seems a compassionate replacemet

  14. MK Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Second place is never good enough or described as impressive in politics! No one remember’s the second placed candidate in any election and UPND should aim higher because Mpongwe was a MMD seat and it was free for the taking by any party.They should get worried for loosing Livingstone. People like Kapita have drag UPND deeper into the tribal tag because of their careless statements. HH should also refrain from making tribal references when he is talking about his opponents, otherwise new parties will be jumping over UPND and gain more support to rule the country like PF did.

  15. good old days Reply

    April 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

    UPND has Tonga written all over it. These guys will never rule Zambia. NEVER!

  16. 1200 Reply

    April 12, 2013 at 3:59 am

    one thing holds the truth is that when somebody points an accusing finger at another person 3 fingers point at him or her!

  17. Luapula Fish Reply

    April 12, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Ba HH kuwayawayafye lol

  18. broc lesnar mcmahn Reply

    April 12, 2013 at 9:11 am

    @golden old days please spare us your ancient remains kind of politics (preaching tribalism),coz your kind & the past newspaper belong to the museum,most zambians are way past such primitive thinking coz it belongs to dinosaurs like you & the past newspa
    per we have intermarriaged so beat it.

  19. davy Reply

    April 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    this tonga tag should not be pronounced carelessly bar upnd. papers that have this tag should be disolved with credible political language that will attractively encourage other tribes from different parts of our mother land. thankyou

  20. Chelsea Reply

    April 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    There are just Tongas and a few Lozis in the party elo bali itemwa echo tabakawine po!

  21. Very funny Y pipo hate to hear or to know the truth, oh my goodness, Andy Mazoka was a far much beta person MHSRIP;just after his death i still recall so well, Y men like Saki,Chisanga,Bob,Given Lu and the late Henly Mtonga left the UPND.Come on pipo even Reply

    June 9, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Its very true that Zambians av got short memory and they hate to listen to the fact,oh pliz come on guys even steve wonder can c thru this.

  22. Hamasaka Reply

    June 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

    U bitter broc lesnar,shut the ****up, Naomy has got a point.wats the level of yo education broc,coz u are so very dull.wat made Saki,Chisanga and many great guys leave this part.Remember the comments which were made after the death of that great son of africa Andy Mazoka,those dull fools who were there said it openely that this party is fo Tongaz,how old were u fool.ask Given Lubinda even Bob Sichinga can giv these facts. Ka hh is such an emberrasment to our beautiful tribe,he has failed to run the party, period. Hate it or luv it UPND will only rule if ka hh gives leadership to ohter capable galant men of the party.

  23. AKABONDO Reply

    October 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

    PF is a Bemba party. UPND is Tonga,Lozi, Luvale and Kaonde party. Which party is tribal?

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