UPND Backs LAZ Over Public Media

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has backed Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) president Musa Mwenya’s recent statement that the public media is biased in its coverage of political parties. UPND National Trustee Martha Mushipe has expressed displeasure at the partisan stance taken by the public media in their news coverage. Mrs. Mushipe who […]

Sata Heads East

MULTITUDES of people in the Eastern Province are anxiously looking forward to welcoming the Patriotic Front (PF) president Michael Sata who is expected to address a rally in Chipata on Saturday. Welcome preparations along the Great East Road towns of Nyimba, Petauke and Katete have reached an advanced stage as all senior party officials have […]

SACCORD Urges Police Reform(updated)

SACCORD says true democracy is not a possibility unless the police respect human rights and remain accountable and transparent in their policing. During the 6th African regional safe communities conference in Livingstone last week themed ‘Safety promotion in Africa: Mobilising communities to address injury vulnerabilities and enhance prevention capacities’, Southern Africa Centre for Constructive Resolution […]

Lubinda Defends Patrick, Kamanga

Given Lubinda says the PF will never allow the bunch of President Banda’s cadres to incriminate Kitwe mayor Elias Kamanga and Patrick Mwanawasa. In an interview, Lubinda who is PF chairman for local government, said it was clear that there were too many hands involved in the highly politicised allegations by the MMD Copperbelt task […]

Sichinga : Defections, Clear Indication Of ‘Wind Of Change’

Economic and political consultant Bob Sichinga has observed that defections being witnessed in the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy MMD are a clear confirmation that the wind of change is coming to the fulfillment. Mr. Sichinga says it is also an indication that even in the MMD, people are tired with the kind of leadership […]

Blog : ‘Zambian Political Party Heavyweights Lack Good Leaders’

Socio-economic conditions in the domestic, regional and global environments are changing constantly—they are in a state of flux! As such, yesterday’s approaches to the resolution of our country’s problems are not likely to do an effective job; after all, they have evidently and lamentably failed to do the job in the past! We, therefore, need […]

Mangani : People Are Tired Of MMD… As Chipata Give Him A Heroic Welcome(updated)

FORMER works and supply deputy minister Lameck Mangani yesterday brought Chipata town to a standstill. And Mangani says there is nothing personal between him and President Rupiah Banda except that Zambians are fatigued with the MMD and want change. Mangani, who last week resigned from the ruling MMD, arrived around 09:05 hours at Chipata Airport […]

Bishop Mambo : Silence On A Dissolution Of Parliament, Sign Of Plunder

Chikondi Foundation president Bishop John Mambo has charged that the silence on calls for the dissolution of parliament is an indication that there is so much plunder of resources in government going on. Bishop John Mambo wonders why President Rupiah Banda has kept quite on the dissolution of parliament when elections are drawing nearer. He […]

Another Ex-Barotse Detainee Dies…As Mututwa Put To Rest (updated)

ANOTHER former Barotse detainee has died from a health condition that relatives say manifested shortly after his release from Mumbwa Prison where he was remanded over the Barotseland Agreement-related Mongu riots. And burial of 92-year-old former Ngambela of Barotseland who was early this year arrested and charged with treason by the government over the Barotseland […]

Kamanga Warned and Cautioned

The police have recorded a warn and caution statement from Kitwe Mayor, Elias Kamanga. This follows an official complaint reported by MMD Copperbelt Taskforce Chairman, Joe Malanji. Mr Malanji alleges that Mr Kamanga unilaterally ordered the fuelling of Late President levy Mwanawasa’s Son, Patrick’s vehicle. Meanwhile, Mr Kamanga has accused Kitwe City Council management of […]