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Opinion: Kambwili – A Victim Of His Own Devices

It is very hard to sympathize with honourable Chishimba Kambwili given that political tragedy that has befallen him. The comrade has finally found out how lonely the political path can be at time.

All of a sudden the once loved and adored Kambwili has become a political pariah. Yes, the comrade has become a leper whom one associates with at their own peril. For years Kambwili has been flying high within the PF circles perhaps enjoying maximum freedom of speech even abusing it.

He was characteristically brutal to opponents of the PF and lent his signature to nailing the Post Newspapers under whose watch it crumbled. Kambwili loathed The Post Newspapers so much that he always openly declared its doomsday.

Even as Information Minister his style was to bully the media as a certain Radio Phoenix presenter Christine Ngwisha discovered when Kambwili harassed her through out on her programme in October 2015. The then mighty CK went about stifling the media that by the time he was bundled out of government there was nowhere he could run to but the same squeezed Fred M’membe Empire now running under The Mast Newspaper.

How much else do things have to turn around to teach someone a vital lesson in life? Had not Kambwili learnt about the doctrine of do unto others as you would love them to do unto you? When former Patriotic Front secretary Wynter Kabimba was depravedly dumped by the PF, Kambwili stood on mount Olympus and celebrated his colleague’s fall.

Kabimba, too, was another case of a political test case. Kabimba, like Kambwili, delighted in the verbal abuse of opponents and became symbols of kabauzilapo (telling off). Now he has to give statements from under his bed via telephone. The brother cannot even hold a press conference fearing for his life.

The once almighty Kambwili who could freely call on Radio Stations breathing venom or when it suited him storm studios has now been reduced to being covered by those he despised. Kambwili need not despair for he has enough company among fallen angels.

Even Mike Mulongoti once stood tall as Information Minister telling off opponents and abusing the media. He once infamously told of how government never dangled any carrots to the media but “the media were simply hungry and walking with their mouths open.”

Today Mulongoti suffers through limited media coverage so does Kabimba. These are individuals that never learnt their lessons but abused their positions and now are back amongst ordinary Zambians to experience their pain but want sympathy. Sorry brother CK you baked your own cake, now you have to eat it.

Well come back to the real world.

34 Comments

  1. Oscar Mwanza

    Comment He’s also a tribalist

  2. ce

    it is inevitable, very normal and natural to pass through what ck, membe and others are passing through, do not portray ck as the worst, but some of what he did was in the interest of the nation though not in line with individual interests, this is what it means by providing checks and balances, it is by individuals to institutions and vice-versa or individual to individual, let us check ourselves before we are checked by others, take it easy ck.

  3. igi chiso

    what goes up always comes down

  4. Mu Zeddian

    I am beginning to like the PF of ECL, it is showing true leadership. No one is bigger than an organization. Kambwili had overstepped his chance. If he feels he is popular let him form his party. Job well done ECL.

  5. chishanga

    Treuly,baked own cake.I remember watching a clip where he called Znbc and said “where is Chibamba kanyama?tell him to come to my office now,if it means flying on a pan let him do so”I was so upset and coudnt believe the bigheadedness so to speak.ifintu kuichefya.

    • hummer where it hurts

      Say what you may,the question still remains,who is next in this lonely political path.Remember politicians are of the same mould. Their last destination is integration into society.What matters is how you are received back when your time strikes. You can bust your lungs laughing at kambwili today but will you endure when you are in Ck’s shoes.After all kambwili has more shoulders to lean on ,do you? Ciseke-seke ana seka malilo,(aba mai bake).

  6. Gp

    Ck just think of upnd as the next step sorry old fool

  7. joe

    mr CK, he was used like a tissue in the toilet. watch out

  8. Matamanga

    Comment:Ba CK you have reaped what you were planting.You thought PF and its leadership were infalliable and anyone who critised it was and is an enemy.Shame on you.

  9. chitamawe

    ‘b gud 2 pipo on yo way up az u wl nid them on yo way down’. ck shud hv remembered this.

  10. Konks

    You can write!

  11. Brian mutande

    Comment ck how much have you been enjoyed in your pf?

  12. Franktok

    Sort of reminds you of the Lozi saying ….munyelela siliba. In West Africa they say “He who shits along the way will find flies on his way back”. The old bags had a way with language even though their world was very small and uncomplicated. Count George Orwell among them. One man says CK is of humble education but we know him to be Doctor, so he knows theses things perfectly well Big issue is that man never learns from history.

  13. Lilanda

    All zambian political parties are the same whether PF, MMD, UPND. They use people and dump them, that is why they are all in problems. Let these foolish political parties suffer their own making. We have no sympathy for them.

  14. Ng'andu Joseph

    That’s how life is don’t laugh the fall of your friend just help him to rise again.

  15. Benghazi

    There’s no any other better lessonthan that which comes from the mistake.

  16. hasty

    Comment…..Rubbish,that is life,u can’t beloved by everyone.CK’s case is not special one. Even Lungu will end up in courts let us wait n c.

  17. mulongoti

    Image meme Bantu why negativity abt kambwili it happens in everyone’s life let’s encourage him its not the end of the road what everyone of us shud know is that tym for everything is there for everyone let’s just learn something from him

    • hummer where it hurts

      Say what you may,the question still remains,who is next in this lonely political path.Remember politicians are of the same mould. Their last destination is integration into society.What matters is how you are received back when your time strikes. You can bust your lungs laughing at kambwili today but will you endure when you are in Ck’s shoes.After all kambwili has more shoulders to lean on ,do you? Ciseke-seke ana seka malilo,(aba mai bake).

  18. chabwe malama

    When you are tired,learn to rest but not to quit.

  19. Chaona muzako

    Indeed there is time for everything!

  20. Santo

    Comment Mother Zambia

  21. Isaac

    I hope he won’t join the upnd these are the rotten carrot if upnd comes into power they will do the same

  22. Lazarus Derick

    Dr .chishimba Kambwili I think it’s your time to grow being royal to your Almighty God comes under so many challenges , now form your own party share ideas with cabinet so that you form a government ..

  23. Chanda matafwali

    Too bad for CK,maybe he should have been given a seco

  24. Chanda matafwali

    Too bad for CK,maybe he should have been given a second chance being one of the founders of this great party

    • Kamtekete

      Ck had numerous second chances. He has been tolerated for so long. Nonetheless if he has money to spend let him form his own party. We are ready to partake in it.

  25. Justo Emely

    JUST FIGHT ONE ANOTHER WE ARE HAPPY AS OPPOPSITION CHEERS

  26. Ji

    Let him go and burry himself.He is an idiot just like Edgar and all of thieves

  27. kikikikiki

    CK is following the foot steps of Malema- just accept and move on stop cry baby
    . The same pain is the same one opposition went through when u were insulting them.
    Tired of you crying go and cry at the state house not muvi tv.

  28. Ck

    Been a founder of pf is not a problem they are destroying The country baniopala beka money bakangiwa naku mangako ma community schools for poor pipo but they ve money. As for me vilibe nanshito nugu vipishane . Development sionaka specially pa kabangwe precem road till swana village sivintu Na shang’ombo I pagako sense.Mr president prz visit this place Na raod these pipo you call yo MPs & canserals bakuonogalani zina kwaniania kuno no power ZESCO ni ma k40,000 per house ziza chokaku no clinic no school,market no road k40pin ZESCO? We need you Mr President to visit the place till swans village. Thanks

  29. kunta man from afrca

    its really had for us pipo to c.if kambwili was to die today God forbid everyone wil be saying to bad for the honarebo man he did this that even mr lungu would say we hav lost the man of strength.wat is wrong with us human beings? i can recall i went to ndola central hospital were this man u are calling kambwili was hospitalised after the campains they had which kambwili did for mr lungu for three months without resting.he was evacuated to south africa until he came back i neva saw mr lungu in all hapend to kambwili.this man isnt God but u can learn one all two things from him that can even make u yo self a better person thus all of us even mr lungu wil b saying indid we gav lost a comrad after his demise.as for now lets stop the blem game coz all of us we can c the bad and the good that this man has done for u and me as the nation.u are watching star decoders u arent saying anything very soon most of the people u will b drinking good piped water u wont b saying anything.but now that u hav tym to tok u can tok.its orit to tok coz he is alive.but wen he dies u shud be redi to say the same coz yo God is watching u.say he was a bad egg even zen.

  30. kunta man 4m africa

    life is short dont blame nbod and n one for wat hapen.dont comment like u live in heaven but c yo way thru and take advantage of wat has hape nd to shap yo life and live on earth a better man for the generation to come.if kk today was to die GOD forbid wat will all of us say wass he a bad man o gud man.we have leant our lesons from hes leadership.wel here comes 2021 lets see wat God has for us instock.if nr sata wss alive i dont think he woukd have loved to c his part break just like u and i wouldnt want to c wat we built going down in pices.but y is this happening is the biggest question u and me,aught to ask and lets get answers to the questions then zambia will move forwaed failure to get answers then just know there is no future ffor u and me.

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