RB Could Have Scooped Presidency With 20,000 Rigged Votes

Embattled Ex-President, Rupiah Banda was on the verge of declaring himself winner of the 20 September presidential poll with 20,000 rigged votes after realising he had lost the elections to Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front (PF), Tumfweko understands.
It was only the intervention of top advisors, electoral officials, founding republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, and United States and European Union diplomats on 22 September that persuaded Banda not to subvert the results and stay in office.
US Ambassador Mark C. Storella warned Banda that if he did not respect the election results, he would only be able to maintain power by brute force, a Presidency source said.
A despondent Banda, faced with advice and warnings from so many different quarters, gave in and shortly afterwards publicly conceded defeat, the source added.
Banda learned on 21 September that the vote was going against him and summoned the top directors of the Zambia Intelligence and Security Services to ask them to help to reverse the result, State House sources said.
The security men apparently told Banda they could not help because it was too late. Intelligence chiefs had for months complained that Banda no longer listened to their advice.
Junior intel officers, we hear, helped to prevent ballot-stuffing, having heard Sata, a former police officer, promise to improve their welfare.
After the vote on 20 September, it became clear that the key factor against Banda had been the 1.2 million newly registered voters, some 90% of whom are young, unemployed or impoverished students. They are highly receptive to the charismatic Sata’s offer of ‘salvation to the laboured’.
RB’s family especially his sons were completely unprepared to lose the election. James Banda briefly ‘fled’ to South Africa fearing recriminations but soon returned.

47 Responses to "RB Could Have Scooped Presidency With 20,000 Rigged Votes"

  1. rubychaks   October 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

    ANYWAY THAT IS HISTORY NOW OTHERWISE THANKS FOR THE INFO.

  2. Papa mukulu   October 13, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Wat goes up must surely come down. RB really thought he was going 2 scope da election @ all means but if God says no , who is RB 2 go against dat ? ” ufisanji mambala ?”

  3. kumbuso   October 13, 2011 at 7:23 am

    When God says yes, no man can say no.

  4. Dee   October 13, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Power is bitter sweet.

  5. Ka Mukati   October 13, 2011 at 7:28 am

    THANKS a billion times to the people that had put in effort to see to it that the elections were not rigged. Pano nga tu le butaika.

  6. William Mulenga   October 13, 2011 at 7:36 am

    When God says ‘Yes’ no one can say ‘No’ When he opens the door, no one can shut it. God opened the door for Sata and Banda failed to close it. Let’s give him praise.

  7. SEGULA GIGO!!!!   October 13, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Ya old news ,Moving on

    • Francis B Ngosa   October 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      “Uwawa tabula kabepesho” so goes the Bemba adage.Former President Banda is now licking his own boots. I KNOW THAT LOSING AN ELECTION IS SUCH A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW AND IT CAN EASILY SEND SOMEONE INTO DEMENTIA AND STARTS TALKING THINGS PEOPLE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND. My humble advice to former president is this that you remain quiet before you provoke King Cobra to the extent that he will start to swing his venomous head on you.”Mwikala patalala mwine apatalika”

  8. DK   October 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

    THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION IT WILL GUIDE US WHEN IT COMES TO DEAL WITH RB

  9. Wantanshi   October 13, 2011 at 8:07 am

    He was a brain dead president with scarcely a smidgen of intelligence. I am very glad the vibrant youth kicked him out unceremoniously. Never again should we allow malcontents and clueless people in state house whose only interest is to enrich themselves and their children. Let him, his kids and MMD just do all of us a favor and vanish in oblivion! We don’t want such garbage to taint our sweet smelling environment.

  10. Its Written   October 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

    It was unfortunate dat nt all days are Friday. Naketekela RB bundenga mambo bwanji buke mulondela konse ko akaya.

  11. Fex   October 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

    This evil man RB deserves to be punished. Chimbwi!

  12. Phantom P   October 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

    EH James Banda is walking freely in Lusaka. Something must be done. Investigate him and confiscate his passport.

  13. Pioneer   October 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Embattled ex president Ruphia Banda, a very desperate crooked old man indeed. A ruthless and arrogant sapien who couldn’t even listen to his intelligence team. Failed politician, Damn loser.

  14. immediatley   October 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

    shame! but we still all the corrupt to face the law, abena james, henry etc

  15. Ng'ani Ng'ani   October 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Ala iwe Ala bee! This time around it was different and you would have been on fire if you did this.

  16. pabwato   October 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    when we campain lets respect the mind of people and steal wel we are now following bampopwe

  17. Mind You   October 13, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Now we demand RB explain to the nation how the Intelligence Officers were going to manipulate election results. How could he suggest criminality to law enforcement officers? This is the worst scam of all scams!

  18. Musoli Mutanshi   October 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Oh yes i had this information on that day wen rb was trying to do that shit cause a close friend was at state house,the us embassy dd a tremendous job by monitoring these elections using pvt..and on that same day wisdom lopa ex-army commander wanted to deploy soldiers in town nomba balimukanina chikala chakwe.God bless our president and all that voted for change.

  19. Kay Hummer   October 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

    It was a good lesson to that EVIL Banda!!!He had to eat humble pie after having vigorously decampigned and demonised Sata using the state owned and MMD controlled media.The man was upto no good at all.MMD was beaten hands down!!!

  20. GUEVARA   October 13, 2011 at 9:19 am

    sata has always been better than rb. true or false?

  21. frank tembo   October 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

    my comment is on the “new” znbc. this institution needs serious rebranding bwana minister of info. we can t have the same faces who projected a negative image of abesu continue making announcements of whatever. find space for them somewhere in the backroom. we need fresh positive faces of uncontaminated persons to start reading us the news.

  22. Mark   October 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

    RB was so sure he was going to pull through using his dirty schemes. He is a very disappointed man. I hope we all learn a lesson from this experience, it pays to prepare for every contest, leakages or opportunities to rig will not always be available.

    He surely did not see his downfall coming, shame.

  23. Zimandola   October 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

    The so called RB matobo, matobo should be prosecuted.

  24. O.J.   October 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

    He and his cronies even had their VICTORY gear shipped to zambia in advance.

  25. stan   October 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Bwana minister of imformation, check those chaps at ZNBC who compromised their profetionals for love of money.They never had the love of their country at heat. BALILYA SHALIFULA

  26. snr citizen   October 13, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Thank you to all the people who participated in making sure that rb’s plans failed to work. I say thank you to those who advised rb to accept defeat even to our young entl officers who blocked all leakages of rigging the man was really up to no good for Zambia. I now begin to doubt even his three year rule was there illegal the man lost he just rigged the elections. He is not even ashamed to mess up things like that the three yrs he was there was not his term it was Levy’s (MHSRIP). We cannot let things go scot free like this the law need to visit him to answer all these charges against him. Suppose he rigged and won can u imagine the blood our children were going to shed shame.

  27. THE CRYING FREE MAN   October 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Yes even some shameless chiefs and false clergy men were saying that SATA will never be President just for the love of money, an indication that they don’t have a heart for mother Zambia and the majority surfering!! God will judge you accordingly ! mbolo zanu!!!

  28. Teleshi Kabemba   October 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Bane abe Zambia ine pakweba ati icikonko cikapwe.Bonse abo abali ba minister mubu teko bwa MMD bekapelwa ama benefits yabo.Nabo bakakonke umunyololo(stay in line to go to NAPSA and other pensionable scheme houses)Twali kwata abantu afwila mofye ukwabula ukupoka penshoni yabo.Ngecho twinga ba pelela bwangu bwangu cinshi? Balolelefye namumenso folokoloko.
    Bekesha pantu iminwe shabo shalikowelwa.Bomone ubucushi efyo bwaba.Nombaline balatampa ukukumbwa ubwali bwapacishala ubo inkoko ilekompa.Akatashi takalisha lelo akalekelesha ekalisha.Indalama shabo taleni peni abantu abashibombele pakubala.

  29. igwee   October 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

    ba Rupia banda muli chipuba tamwakwata amano nangula mwakota, mwalemona kwati kuti mwaiba ama vote yesu.
    Wala chimona tulekutwala ku chimbokaila.

  30. CHIVINDINVINDI   October 13, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I wonder why we cant review the 2008 general elections and if prooven that RB stole SATAs votes, then RB ruled illegally and can be stripped of his PRESIDENCY. WE THEN CAN CANCEL HIS BENEFITS!

  31. Marion Knight   October 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I second mark. i think some faces were bears of boring news ie that pumulo lady kunda mando should go be to the radio or some behind scenes because just hearing their voices one can puke

  32. DK   October 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    BONSE BA MOVEMENT OF MAFIAS (MMD)BAZIMANDOLA SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR STEALING PUBLIC FUNDS.

  33. Daniel Maxwell   October 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Good riddance for that bunch of Hooligans..RB had such a great apetite for power..it went to his head..we knew what they were planning at Charisma hotel, they even started preparing invitation cards..Even the by-election that saw him into office was rigged..I am sure those chaps at ECZ should be brought to answer for this…Rigging of elections is treasonous…I see many charges lined up..chimbokaela is waiting for RB!!!

  34. Chintelelwe   October 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks u my fellow youths 4 removing this mambala. Maka yakwa lesa.

  35. man manlaza   October 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    RB and his cronies shud be answerable for their sins commited while in office.To them it was heaven on earth sangwapo even boasting 2 my presdo if you know that we steal votes whyyyyy do you stand stop standing who is rb ? 2stop HE MCS to stand now you have kissed the dust pabupubabobe. pipo lyk chanda chimbwiii edward deadwood mumbiii tell them 2 becareful nomba ubwatooo nabwabuka to hell with your rubbish propaganda it worked against you shame on you na dorra bokosii shikapwasha vuvuzela mwila kavindele come and help your booooosssss come out in the open we want to see you WEN GOD SAYS YES WHO CAN SAY NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  36. pamatako   October 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    ba nyama soya, pipo should knw wen they r not wantd. y dd rb want 2 4ce his soft flaby face on us again? the man dserves 2 b married 2 a jerabo mafia at mukobeko.

  37. Umuvyelevyele   October 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Thank God that did not even work otherwise i would have put a bullet into rbs head,i was more than ready

  38. FTJ   October 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    We the MMD last won a genuine election in 1996. We stole Mazoka’s victory in 2001. HEMCS has actually been elected Zambia’s president 3 times begining 2006. We just dribbled him all the time.
    Bane Lesa alikwata emo abombela. Imagine if i was still around, the situation could have been worse.

  39. macha himwami   October 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    set up a commission of inquiry
    on this rigging animal

  40. opness   October 13, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    sata was called by God rule that why all these errors happened never fight God in life

  41. Patrick Kachali   October 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Mr RB you are a good leader,the problem i see on you,you always fear your ministers and get wrong advise from them,and you even know that MMD is corrupt,why did not form your own Party after you stay 3years as republican President,like your friend Malawi President Bingu,it shamed to see people went to the polling station 20:00hrs to waiting to cast a vote following day around 06:00hrs,its means people are fade up with MMD party,so good bye MMD forever,we have now our good leader Mr Sata who don’t like to fear his ministers,i even advice other opposition leaders to learn mistakes from MMD,anyone who want to be elect as President of Zambia,must work fist as a councilor,second to win as MP,not just to a President.

  42. mature   October 13, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    when i warned you bloggers that rb is trying to rig elections, and will win by about 18,000 votes, no one took me seriously.
    i even went a step further by revealing to you bloggers that mutharika is the country and that preparations are underway to install rb as the presido elect the following morning at 10:00hrs.
    that is your rb. very comfused chap indeed.
    anyway, thanks to kk and the diplomats.

  43. Gilbert Chifita   October 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Stand and sing of Zambia proud and free!Zambians you must Celebrate your hard earned victory the RBS were really not going to spare anyone thank God almighty for this Victory. Fr Frank Bwalya May God Give you the reward, we as Zambians have nothing to Give. RB, you shouldn’t have sent your son Andrew out of the country he is a real man and politician and really understand more, a man of the people Andrew Banda. It was wise to have just completed Mwanawasa’s term than to go through this horrible embarrassment with your business boys. Sorry its your turn to answer to president MC Sata.Beta cry again you cant defeat God. Listern!!!

  44. FM Katayi   October 13, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    First and foremost, I salute all those who voted against RB and MMD. Well done! RB,his family and all his former Ministers who did not resign b4 2011 tripartite elections must be probed. These crooks were going to bring about untold bloodshed in Zambia.
    No wonder you were fired THREE times by KK,
    No wonder you stayed in state house for THREE years
    No wonder you number THREE president after introducing multi-party system
    RB for Rubbish Bin. May your corrupt mind rest in Chimbokaila together with your minions!

  45. Spectator Kalaki   October 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Thanks for bringing the news three weeks late, long after we had all found out for ourselves. Never mind, keep trying, one day you could be a real news website. Otherwise, open a history page, perhaps you could do well at that.

  46. Hidden Object   October 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Big man, you’re finished my dear. VJ could’ve done the rigging for you but you shunned him before elections. Die for your deed RB! You were lucky enough to have a father who understands what was going on otherwise you could’ve been dead by now as people wanted change. Bye Babankulu…..