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Opinion: Can Kambwili Do a King Cobra Comeback?

No doubt the political headlines have belonged to Chishimba Kambwili in the last few months. Even the government papers that have anointed themselves as his bashers have had to find something to scribble on him to counter the routine allegations he continues to raise against President Edgar Lungu.

Kambwili has converted from the chief defender of every imaginable government decision to chief critic overnight. His new found man of the people stance is not one that can be credited to principle but one borne out of anger as would be that of a jilted lover. No doubt Kambwili is an angry man after being fired from government.

But the Kambwili case draws parallels with the journey of a certain King Cobra in the unceremonious manner his love affair with the MMD ended. Michael Sata become chief defender of President Frederick Chiluba in the vain hope that should that move fail then he would be the one to carry the MMD ticket. Sata eliminated every possible opponent within the MMD in 2000/01 and engineered the expulsion of 21 cabinet ministers in pursuit of his political ambitions. Fast forward to Chiluba picking Levy Mwanawasa out of the blue and with that the King Cobra angrily exited the MMD and quickly formed his Patriotic Front that barely a few months before the general elections.

Almost everybody had a good laugh at Sata’s project dismissing him as a clown. He was almost what Chama Chakomboka was to the 1996 elections-a comedian. The Cobra never rested in the aftermath of a disastrous election showing in 2001 the rest of the story is well known. Now with Kambwili hitting headlines in the local media could it be that the beefy Roan Member of Parliament is the next big thing in Zambian politics? Or is he just another political clown destined for the dustbin of Zambian politics?

For one thing is certain Kambwili will not easily give up on his ambitions. Kambwili is driven by the belief that he is better than Edgar Lungu just as the King Cobra believed he was better than Levy Mwanawasa. The cobra had a venomous tongue so does Kambwili. So with the cacophony of political noise that Kambwili continues to raise could he be the next King Cobra?

60 Comments

  1. Jm

    Yes he can

    • Joe

      Sata made his name through the exposure he had in UNIP as Senior Disrict Governor for Lusaka where he transformed the present good looks of the Lawn surrounding State House,ZESCO and Independence Road Flyover Bridges.In MMD he held various Ministerial positions including that of Minister of Health where again UTH internal surroundings were transformed.Remember the sacking of un yielding Doctors there.He was The National Secretary of MMD.He therefore traveled extensively through out the Republic of Zambia.Contrast that to Chishimba Kambwili who is only known on the Copperbelt and scantly in Lusaka.NO COMPARISON WITH KING COBRA ( MHSRIP ).

    • Yaba

      CK HAS TO BE SMART AND QUICK, HE COULD BE THE ONE WHO GIVES US THE TRUTH ABOUT THE 2016 RIGGED ELECTIONS AND BECOME A PEOPLE’S HERO.

  2. man maker

    Comment Kambwili is far from data ,kc nimbwafye

  3. Zambia

    Kambwili can’t fit in Data’s shoes. He’s just a figure in roan not copperbelt. Sata resigned from mmd to foam PF Kambwili was fired from PF

  4. Dick

    he can not be the one has no reasoning capacity to think so

  5. Richard

    why not ? his the next cobra.

  6. Mbayo Jackson

    CHISHIMBA can’t be a king cobra….. He is not a good politician. He don’t know what he wants on earth. He used to say Hh is a tribalist but now he has turned into a best friend. He used to say ELC is a great Leader but now he has turned into an enemy. What kind of a politician is CHISHIMBA? Let’s just follow ELC….Mr. Sata knew the reason why he handed over the country to ELC and not CK.

  7. morgan machona

    No…. He can’t b and he will never b like king cobra. His path and your path is totally different. Shp poriticts I we don’t want us zambians

  8. morgan machona

    No…. He can’t b and he will never b like king cobra. His path king cobra and your path is totally different. Shp poriticts I we don’t want us zambians

  9. HH Junior

    Yessssss he can,in fact he is!!!!

  10. Hollywood

    maybe ck u are better than ECL go on with your ambition

  11. Sj

    King Cobra may’ve a vernomous tongue but did not leave a record of insulting tribes.
    Where King Cobra worked he commanded respect and hard work and very few could challenge him to a battle of wits. Comment

  12. Kasman

    Kambwili is just noise maker who has no proper stance.
    Hence he can’t be compared to late king cobra,far from it.

  13. Kasman

    Kambwili is just a noise maker who has no proper stance.
    Hence he can’t be compared to late king cobra,far from it.

  14. Sj

    King Cobra may’ve a vernomous tongue but did not leave a record of insulting tribes.
    Where King Cobra worked he commanded respect and hard work and very few could challenge him to a battle of wits. CK just possesses the usual Bemba clout (nothing wrong),Comment

  15. carol

    CommentNo never!!!

  16. Carol

    CommentCk cant be compared to ba Sata

  17. Chichi

    He’s even surpassed mr cobra these are real men

  18. kunfu panda

    Chishimba can make a gud leader

  19. Harriken

    No doubt

  20. Zam pipo

    Yes he can

    • Darius

      Well!It all depends on the support that he may get from Zambians.Zambian politics are quite dicy because of lack of focus on the general populace.

  21. Zam pipo

    Yes he can

  22. Lolo

    We are not going to be late to put CK ( jonior king cobra ) on the throne as it was the case with the king cobra himself.

  23. Chisenga

    NEVER,
    HE IS BUT JUSTA WORM. HE CANNOT BE COMPARED TO “THE COBRA”.
    IN FACT THAT COULD BE AN INSULT.

  24. lulu jay

    just like sata,people said he can rule Zambia but still he did,let’s wait to see what will happen after 2021

  25. HH azinama!

    the late Sata had a distinguishable neck that clearly joined the body and head. This one seems to have no neck at all, just head and body connected to each other.

  26. Morgan munda

    Chishimba akalipisha ukuchila ba sata

  27. Morgan munda

    Ck we are behind you

  28. Kachman

    Never judge anyone because you never know what kind of battle they are fighting

  29. Songwe Stephen Abraham

    I can’t comment in this situations y can’t I go and rest coz u are suspended

  30. werrason igwe

    Far from it

  31. Franktok

    But with the Mongu Stadium tag around his neck it will take him 10 + 10 years to come up with a strategy to win over the Mongu losers. But if he’s lucky the people of Western Province will just laugh of the accusation and wonder what “there is no honour among thieves” really means.

  32. kelly

    King cobra lives in kambwili and if so then he will always be the man of action.
    His sayings is not from without

  33. Zulu Steven

    My number one candidate… I will surely support you. Ba Chairman. Go CK go. Am behind you.

  34. abilima

    Zambians should never be cheated again into thinking that just because somebody can insult and disrespect anybody so much, make so much noise, then they are fit to be a successful leader. Learn from experience.

    • Frances Ngoma

      Zambians do not need a President who insults. How are we going to bring up our children? It’s a disgrace.

  35. Uncle Phil

    Don’t judge the book by it’s cover

  36. Sydney simulilo

    Only blind politician can believe that ck can be like Sata. Please fellow citizens this kambwili is a famous politician only in the copper belt part of Zambia and a fill in luapula. Even Christ people use to be against him. Lungu is just a person like kambwili and chishimba is not happy since when he fired. Do you think that chishimba kambwili who be the all against if he was still holding his ministerial post minister of IBS and chef spokesperson? The answer is no. These politician their are there because of money and all of them are corrupted. Meaning even ck is a corrupted man? He was in the same team
    If he was the good leader at he could have to people of Zambia when thing were still fresh. This time he knows that it just talking the past. So that at the end he come and tell us vote for I will deliver. Naiwe wine uli kabolala filya ulanda pa banobe ck.

  37. MZUMALA

    We are behind you Dr ck,,,,,,

  38. Frances Ngoma

    Kambwili behaves like a child who was promised a sweet later was not given. KC can never equal king cobra. King cobra was honest even in his work. KC has failed to read the signs of time. This maybe his last kicks. He is not reading the conditions which made others to succeed or fail. Decisions made in a hurry don’t yield. Let him just join another party. Whilst he feels he is better than the President, I wish him to re-dream the dream. GBM, WINTER, NEVERS, MILES where all more popular than him. Genuin people will tell him the truth. King cobra was king cobra.KC is far from this no matter the tactics he is using emulate King cobra. (MHSRIEP).

  39. E B HIBALWA

    YES HE CAN ….EVEN MUCH MORE BETTER ….GO CK

  40. Munyelo

    He need to know tht at the end he will get nothing.

  41. G c

    Remember Sata was not picked by Mwanawasa.he formed his part and become the president. It is possible that if the cards are we’ll played kabweli can also win.

  42. jay jnr

    Very far from the late president Mr data and currently their is no any single politician who can be matched to king cobra not even the one in power right now they atr all far from him. Mr kambwili is just be known only only the copperbelt part of Zambia and not in luapula, all these politicians are just their for money and not to transform living standard of people. Coming to employment their is full of corruption since the death of the late president Mr data, this time around only those in power has privelaged to employ whoever they want so this kind of act will just exist like that even those that wants to form government will be jst same and it will even go beyond this situation. Lastly Mr kambwili should not start to dream about being a president of Zambia as he mighty compare himself to Mr data but he is far and far from him, by the way sata resigned from MIMD and he was not being evicted from the party and that’s when he formed his party (pf)! While Mr ck was being evicted from pf, and the courage and vision is totally difference from the late and him.

  43. jay jnr

    Very far from the late president Mr sata and currently their is no any single politician who can be matched to king cobra not even the one in power right now they are all far from him. Mr kambwili is only been known only on the copperbelt part of Zambia and not in luapula, all these politicians are just their for money and not to transform the living standards of people. Coming to employment their is full of corruption since the death of the late president Mr sata, this time around only those in power has privelaged to employ whoever they want so this kind of act will just exist like that even those that wants to form government will be jst the same and it will even go beyond this situation. Lastly Mr kambwili should not start to dream about being a president of Zambia as he mighty compare himself to Mr sata but he is far and far from him, by the way sata resigned from MMD and he was not being evicted from the party and that’s when he formed his party (pf)! While Mr ck was being evicted from pf, and the courage and vision is totally difference from the late and him.

  44. Don Corleone

    Let’s just all tone down and wait for the best politics is about performance not words and baseless actions we need implementation not promises, and launching of non kick starting projects

  45. The

    Mr CK is very far from Mr SATA.mr SATA knows what he was doing than Mr CK is just making noise each and every time.mr SATA was a man who had More experience in politics and he knows all wickneses of his opponents.

    • Richard Banda

      Ck.is looking for opportunities to rule Zambia in anyway.He will do anything to grab what he wants. During Sata he made a lot of noise nothing worked for him.in Lungu he fought so hard to become vice president again it didnt work now he wants to try HH.What do Zambians want for a president?

  46. Bc

    He ‘ll never be king cobra baume pabaume balya mhrip

  47. Daula

    When Sata formed PF party how many believed that he can be our President? Do you remember Sata v Banamwanawasa war of words?

  48. big pin

    Loading…………………

  49. mjb

    No he cannot, Michael sata(m.h.s.r.I.p) had a rich CV countrywide, but ck is only known in luanshya, he has nothing to point at as what he did for Zambia, he is just making noise and wasting time.

  50. Noble One

    Don’t compare Ck & King Cobra they are very different. CK will fall even in Copperbelt just like Kilometre Sampa. People of Zambia are now awakening and realising that better lives will be realised by themselves not ECL, HH or CK. So lies cannot be used to lead Zambia.

  51. Wachbman

    NDELOLESHAFYE

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