Opinion

Opinion: Kambwili And His Wars

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has been in the headlines again courting controversy. The motor mouthed Kambwili is not one to easily shy away from confrontational politics.

He has single-handedly in the past used his weight to bully the opposition into accepting that the Patriotic Front is the people’s choice.

Kambwili has marked himself as a defender of the Patriotic Front right to govern.

Unsurprisingly he was not the most endearing personality to supporters of the opposition United Party for National Development in the run up to the August 11 2015 elections.

He became their nightmare blasting them at every opportunity. To the public, Kambwili became the chief defender of the PF doctrines. But the former Information Minister is slowly becoming an opposition voice within the ruling Patriotic Front.

Kambwili is picking fights with senior members of the PF in public and is pushing the party top brass into a discomfort zone. In the last few months he has been banding around innuendos at the Presidency about weeding out old members.

President Lungu has with recognizable difficulty resisted the temptation to go for a showdown. But Kambwili seems to be taking advantage of this silence.

He has not only made insinuations at the top but has been at war with many of his colleagues.

His favourite target has been Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda whom he has even called wizard. On his list of clashes has been party chairperson for Lands and also a cabinet Minister Jean Kapata, Bowman Lusambo and now State House Minister Freedom Sikazwe whom he called brainless.

He has also routinely become a thorn at ministers’ fleshes in parliament choosing to embarrass colleagues with otherwise questions he can quietly seek answers as a senior PF member.

It is unclear where this crusade is taking Kambwili but sooner or later something will have to give.

It may be something people are willing to ignore but with time this is something that is going to explode.

The little scene that saw Kambwili brought before the Disciplinary Committee and cleared was simply a trial run. Sooner somebody will have to face the situation head on.

23 Comments

  1. ndolesha

    kambwili for 2021.Abashi Lungu’s intimidation

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  2. Gershom Mwelwa

    Kambwili Is Tough In Action.Lol

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  3. hummer where it hurts

    Mumba Phiri said that there is no confusion in PF,is this not conffusion?

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  4. aaron mvula

    Kambwili is a gualifid reader dot be jolas on him look loan area he do well but today u say is bad u are the one who is bad

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  5. You're just stupid •suaveA.K.Agaffer

    Isaac Kabwe Jr 👉 2021 president

    ™ Suave a.k.a The Amiable LoveDoc💋

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  6. Ditto Banda

    Comment: I feel the PF leadership has failed lamentably interms of running da affairs of our nation. What people want is action and not verbal issues enriching themselves, the so called MP’S Don’t even visit there constituencies to hear what problems people are facing. They have more time in parliament than in their constituencies. Councillors worst. ECZ and ECZ Can you counter check these people if they are really qualified. People want action and not being talkative and silence waiting for CDF. Bushit

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  7. KC

    I came back from Luapula yesterday and could not believe that the general populace is speaking highly of Kabwili.

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  8. CHRIS SILLS

    Comment: IT IS UNFORTUNATE FOR THE RULING PARTY TO BEHAVE IN SUCH A WAY .IT CLEAR THE OPPOSI TION WILL HAVE AN ADVANTAGE BECAUSE OF THE DIVISION IN THE PARTY. CHRIS SILLS.

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  9. Mwansa Kabinga

    What is unveiling in Zambia’s political landscape is the gradual formation of the “axis of evil” being forged by a clique of politicians that strongly believes in the supremacy of the Bemba over other ethnic groups. In this regard both the PF and UPND must be on the look-out.

    We cannot help to speculate that at the helm of this axis of evil is Dr. Savior Chishimba who is merely warming up the vehicle called UPP for either Kambwili or GBM. In the background of this saga is Kambwili who is conveniently embedded in PF – to distablise PF – as Miles Sampa and Lupando Mwape watch the unfolding game in the background. GBM and Nevers Mumba who have sought refugee status in UPND are priming to win the hearts of the gullible unsuspecting Tongas, but are ready to switch to UPP when the opportunity arises. Both the PF and UPND can ignore this development at their respective party’s peril. Food for thought.

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  10. Mwansa Kabinga

    hat is unveiling in Zambia’s political landscape is the gradual formation of the “axis of evil” being forged by a clique of politicians that strongly believes in the supremacy of the Bemba over other ethnic groups. In this regard both the PF and UPND must be on the look-out.

    We cannot help to speculate that at the helm of this axis of evil is Dr. Savior Chishimba who is merely warming up the vehicle called UPP for either Kambwili or GBM. In the background of this saga is Kambwili who is conveniently embedded in PF – to distablise PF – as Miles Sampa and Lupando Mwape watch the unfolding game in the background. GBM and Nevers Mumba who have sought refugee status in UPND are priming to win the hearts of the gullible unsuspecting Tongas, but are ready to switch to UPP when the opportunity arises. Both the PF and UPND can ignore this development at their respective party’s peril. Food for thought.

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  11. Kakistocracy government

    Kambwili is providing checks and balances. Let him be. Kambwili you have my support.

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  12. analyser

    Kambwili is a mop. Used the damped . This was not planned but it was something that had to eventually be silently insinuted by the likes of Dora and RB for there piece of mind. Kambwili is what is left of the real PF who are likely to be uncomfortable with the Highjackers.

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  13. analyser

    Kambwili is a mop. Used the damped . This was not planned but it was something that had to eventually be silently insinuted by the likes of Dora and RB for there piece of mind. Kambwili is what is left of the real PF who are likely to be uncomfortable with the Highjackers.
    Mutati for Finance, what the hell?

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  14. Chale

    Saying of the wise: “When the Bow breaks Arrows get lost…one by one”. PF can’t survive in the deep silence of the great Man (Sata M.C) MHSRP. Only chancers have remained. It’s a pit Lungu has lamentably failed us…ie Zambians and PF. Someone to retrieve PF or else prepare for burial. Believe me.

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  15. Prince david bvunguzile shawa

    I am not saying Hon Kambwi
    Ii is untouchable but rather merely asking what wrong he has done to suddenly become on the wrong side of pf in some pf members’ mind,for all I know Hon Kambwili has worked for the people of Luanshya and Zambia at large and the development we have seen in Luanshya is what is expected of an MP,Hon Kambwili has always been a true and faithful supporter of pf and pf is now what it is today because of the likes of Hon Kambwili, of course he might have done wrong in one way or another to loose favour but I also want to believe that pf has a way of handling such issues if this was the case with Hon Kambwili,…”or could this be a ploy to remove pf true members from party Pf?” Unless questions like these are answered​ this will lead to speculation and we all know what this does…

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  16. Chris Kam

    Wat lungu has done abt bakambwili calibipa sana

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  17. Chris Kam

    Its true

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  18. Chris Kam

    I lv kambwili

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  19. Chris Kam

    Wat lungu has done abt bakambwili calibipa sana

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  20. Manjeta Simuntala

    kambwili a man of is wards

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  21. PF FOOL

    Yes CK is right Freedom Sikazwe is brainless and Jean Kapata an attention seeking frustrated nurse(compare her to that evil nurse in that horror movie MISERY)But where is Mumbi Phiri?She should now take over from Davies Mwila as SG of PF now.

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