Official: Mangani Quits MMD, Joins PF

WORKS and Supply Deputy Minister Lameck Mangani has quit the MMD with immediate effect. Speaking in a phone interview with Hot FM Radio a short while ago, Hon Mangani said he has resigned from the MMD to join the Patriotic Front (PF) citing witch hunting from the top supremo. Mangani was also Chipata Central MMD […]

Mpombo advise leaders to issue responsible statements

Kafulafuta Member of Parliament George Mpombo has advised leaders in the country to make responsible statements.  Commenting on the recent statement by President Rupiah Banda that there is no corruption in Zambia, Mr. Mpombo says it is important that leaders in the country make responsible statements based on true analysis issues on the ground. He […]

POLICE LOOKING FOR WATCHDOG EDITORS FOLLOWING LUBINDA COMPLAINT

Leaks in from Lusaka Central Police have revealed that a docket has been opened against owners and editors of the Zambian Watchdog website for criminal offenses. This follows a criminal libel complaint to the police this afternoon by the PF chairman for local government Given Lubinda. According to the Police source, Lubinda complained that the […]

RB Heads South

President Rupiah Banda is tomorrow (Friday 8) expected in Sinazongwe in Southern Province to officiate at the re-opening of Maamba Mine which is expected to create 2000 jobs when fully operational. The mine will re-open under the new majority equity partners Nava Bharat of Singapore who have acquired 65 percent equity in Maamba Collieries Limited. […]

Chief Mpuku ‘Cans’ Partisan Chiefs

A traditional ruler has observed that it is wrong for any chief to openly declare their support for any political party leader in the forthcoming general elections. Chief Mpuka of the Chikunda people of Luangwa district says traditional rulers should only give guidance to their subjects on national issues and not impose on them. Chief […]

AVAP Commends KK For Attending PF General Conference

The Anti-Voter Apathy Project (AVAP) has commended first republican president Dr Kenneth Kaunda for attending both the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) national convention and the recently held Patriotic Front general conference in Kabwe. AVAP Executive Director Bonny Tembo says the decision taken by the former head of state to attend both gatherings is a […]

State Has Set Aside Enough Funds For 2011 Polls

Finance and National Planning Minister Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane says government has set aside enough resources towards this year’s tripartite elections. Dr. Musokotwane says the government is committed to ensuring that the forthcoming general election is conducted in a free and transparent manner. He says a stable socio-political environment is a foundation for economic development adding […]

MMD Not Threatened By PF’s ‘Popularity’

The Movement for Multiparty Democracy MMD says it is not threatened by the perceived growing popularity of the Patriotic Front in the country. MMD national chairman Michael Mabenga says the ruling party is focused on the returning to power after this year’s elections. Mr. Mabenga says the MMD is the only agenda driven party capable […]

Adoptions strife splits MMD in Western Province

Divisions have emerged in the MMD in Western Province forcing President Rupiah Banda to dispatch national executive committee (NEC) members to the area to resolve the crisis. And the MMD’s campaign in the Western Province has turned problematic and violent following repeated clashes between supporters of the current Mongu Central member of parliament Joseph Mulyata […]

Rupiah’s stance on corruption unfortunate, says Kabimba

RUPIAH Banda is saying there is no corruption in Zambia in order to justify the graft practices his government is engaged in, says Lusaka lawyer Wynter Kabimba. Reacting to President Banda’s recent remarks in Ndola that there is no corruption in the country, Kabimba, who is also PF secretary general, said it was shocking that […]