Politics

Kambwili Calls For Calm After Kanyama Erupts

Opposition National Democratic Congress consultant Chishimba Kambwili has called for calm after residents of Lusaka’s Kanyama area took to the streets destroying property in protest of strict measures imposed on the community to avert the outbreak of cholera.

Kambwili says Zambia is crumbling as a result of misplaced priorities and irresponsible leadership.

“Cholera was first reported in October and if this was a serious government they would have taken preventive measures back then.

“Now the poor are being punished because of an epidemic that is preventable. Instead of commissioning exorbitant priced roads and airports, as well as globe trotting and spending money on unnecessary things you could have prevented this by diverting that money into sanitation,” he says.

Kambwili says the common man on the street is suffering.

“The poor marketeers and street vendors are now suffering because they are hungry, their livelihoods have been taken away from them in a flash and there is nothing worse than a government that does not prioritise the poor people.

“Riots are never the right way to air grievances but when you are hungry it becomes convenient to fight for your livelihood,” he says.

Kambwili urged residents of Kanyama to calm down and wait for the right moment to react.

87 Comments

  1. Mutemwa

    Lts luk back to owr mtor plz.

    • Kelvin Lee

      Kambwili check your neck pliz you grade twelve failure, those UPND cadres and there leaders are just power hungry like yourself, God is in control the cholera issue shall pass let the government work we don’t want to be put on panic mode bakapalaaaaaa what for your time you won’t equally put us off the streets vending is a worldwide issue

  2. Aaron mwanza

    Mr kambwili remember that u are still a member of Parliament this is your failure as well remember you are PF

    • Jkn

      You are right my Br he’s equally part of the problem, he should stand for the truth than blaming himself for failure to priotise he was part n he’s part of pf. Tumona kwati ngoli kuntashi ulepanga amafunde iwe tayakukumine and this the trend in most leaders. Bafilwafye ukulanda at I he’s in full support of the riot. Remember, y should we increase problems by subjecting ourselves to riot. Let’s learn from Zimbabwe, kanyama u a not the only one affected.

  3. Ackim Ngoma

    To bad

  4. Tyga prince

    Iwe kambwili if it ws yhu wat do u do!!

  5. Love your neighbor

    But I feel it’s not long since Kambwili left government, he was part of the government he is calling failures. Moreover he is still pf mp of roan,for the trips he is blaming, they used to fly together. Thats why a politician is not worth trusting, I don’t trust this man who is full of hate speech ne miponto iyabipisha, no respect for other tribes.

    • not that

      Yu kambwili leka hh alelanda ifyo not u……..u ar still pf

  6. Kenny one

    You don’t have to blame anyone cause it was our weekness

  7. Kelly kunda

    PF ku waya waya fye???

    • Dr Zulu

      People!!cholera is real lets not say the government is wasting time we are suppose to cooperate in order to combat the disease.

      • Victor

        Hey look we people are not cholera but we are just victims of cholera we shouldn’t b treated like this in our own country. We are not refugees,we are Zambians how do you think we can survive without business because we just depend on business ok

        • suplex city

          pipo of Lusaka you are dirty, pa last mukeba na government kwisa mipipila amafi mwanya, let cholera remain in lusaka where he was born.

        • muhammad

          you know wat u people of zambia the presedent just want prevent cholera , ok his he the one causing cholera why ar u saying this now people of zambia u ar poor in thinking

    • Dr Zulu

      Let’s work together

  8. duks

    Plz my friend let us calm lik de way ck said we r all sufferd only god knows it will be past awe twachula mwandi lesa somone mayo ehhhhh

    • chaps chips

      Its bad,but ck has said something good ,he is not supporting dem but cooling ,see way forward .respect smthng important

  9. Mambilima Emmanuel

    It’s true Sir they should wait for a right time to react what they should know his that everything they are doing now won’t halo them so let the government do what they have for them…

  10. Fredzo

    Last days, he who is reading must understand

  11. Chimuka

    BA lsk u want to dirten da place again,after cleanup!

  12. Sydney kambatika

    Too bad that they are now rioting?????

  13. me

    Lat has not blame no one.

  14. Kadeshi

    Ba kanyama let’s give chance to the PF government and see how far they will help the marketeers plz calm yourselves riots are not the solutions to the challenges u r facing

  15. kabange

    Bakambwili twamipapata mwilabepa .

  16. mengmoreler

    Let them see it since they are the ones who were singng dununa dununa iyee,tiyeni nayo muunvele mubebe Waba lungu and u will regret.

  17. Bishop

    What a useless government, Dr kambwili you are right Lusaka people fight for your Peace

  18. Charyman

    Mr kambwili,u were recently a government (pf)spokes person and you could say good to your pf and now that you were kicked out of the system you are blaming the leadership of this govnt.U are also a failure together with your govt.

  19. PC Bowa

    Don’t just pass a blame to the sitting govt as if the hs solutions to all the problems we encounter. No man born of a woman has answers to our sufferings. Luk up to Jesus Christ, he s the only solution. What is happening in the world today is not strange, but something we expect us Christians bcoz Bible says so. Instead of wasting time aportion blames use yo time praying for God’s intervention

    • mulase

      Hon kambwili is right first by advising the rioters to keep calm and also by informing us that the govt was aware of this problem as early as October. U may say he has been part of this govt but he was in a different ministry which had nothing to do with this situation and he was simply a govt spokesperson whose job was to announce wat has been brought to his table on behalf of govt.

  20. cts

    Kambwili don’t be foolish,wat ll u v done if not being fired ? U r also a failure coz u were also part of this govt. Wat v u done personally together wt yo gud for nothing party to help fight de out break ? U r busy saying rubbish which ll not take u anywhere .stupid old fool.

  21. evans

    To bad Zambia is a Christian nation now see what z going own very shame

  22. Kelvin

    Let’s work together

  23. Richard

    it’s GLOBAL, even in USA their is protest. Lunga he is busy trading mukulu tree’s instead of fighting cholera.

  24. Kelvin

    People of kanyama should look up to the way some areas are conducting themselves towards the government.

  25. Jay wire

    Vachabe chabe

  26. Mk

    Mr Chishimba Kambwili, why are you disgracing yourself if you are not of resign. You are fearing to resign bcause you know that of feeds you. Cholera did not start under your govt its only the approach that has been different this time which has affected trade. If NDC is a party who is its leader for you to be a consultant? Hypocrite. Be real Mr man.

  27. bravo

    What is the meaning of dununa reverse? When governance goes into slumber the state of a nation goes into chaotic calamity. Lack of political will and lack of respect for the constitution a leadership of convulsions and hickup comes to light and the product is evidence enough for itself. Some thing is very wrong somewhere and needs intervention.

  28. Fuso

    Ifyo mwasosa Tata Ba co aka maafi yekayeka twamwaka Miyanga state House Mwanga akafumo kansokanda Shiite

  29. Ben

    Zambians…?bwafya

  30. Qhomzly

    The issue of sending the street vendors out of the street has bn a long term planning and not because of the cholera which they are claiming to have bn the case.Where those vendors not on the street during Mr. MCS’s smoothy,admirable,enjoyable,lovable, humble,etc.leadership?Let’s all learn from this mistake of putting in office someone who can bite the fingers that feed them.Once beaten twice shy!!!!!

  31. ce

    Politics has been made “rubbish” by some politicians of late, as for kanyama residents they need to engage govt in a peaceful and amicable way, riots are barbaric and old-fashioned, street vending must never be allowed as before, otherwise we may experience 10times the worst form of street vending, plz govt be very cautious in handling issues of displaced marketeers in Lusaka and other big towns.

  32. Lewis

    Only God is the answer…..

  33. Gerald

    Sollution we work together

  34. Ken Maxwell's

    Its a sad story.

  35. Chatowa William simwaka

    People of zambia same people were say good things of the same Pf but now the coin has tossed to the other side they are condemning the same Pf were they got all the riches they enjoy today but we people continue languishing in our poor state of living walk up my people stop being pushed to and foo and be at alert for your better future

  36. Given Twin

    Zambia police 2gether with PF members u ar nt fair, where do u want marketeers 2go? No that’s z being unfair. President Lungu u ar de cozer of dis riot 2gethr with ur people.

  37. Victor

    People shouldn’t b treated in that way,many people in Lusaka depends on business but now you have thrown them out of their hope which is business,,, how will they manage to feed and to take their childrens to school.we people we are not cholera but we are victims of cholera… We don’t need soldiers nor police instead you have to send councillors that’s their job ok

  38. Ba Banja

    Dont let marketeers go on the street
    Pf why are this okay let’s not worry hh his on his way to save the day

  39. sb

    Ba chishimba learn to shut up yo dirty bucal cavity sometimes

  40. Sydne Ibrahim

    Let us stop what we are think of doing this to our country we are one people no needs fight tother let us fight cholera people ..

    Cholera was first reported in October and if this was a serious government they would have taken preventive measures back then.

    “Now the poor are being punished because of an epidemic that is preventable. Instead of commissioning exorbitant priced roads and airports, as well as globe trotting and spending money on unnecessary things you could have prevented this by diverting that money into sanitation,” he says.

  41. Amagenge

    Cholera has been a problem since early 1970s. From Kaunda, Chiluba, Mwanawasa, RB and now Lungu. Lungu has to clean the dirty left by previous administrations plus his own dirty. Let us support him on this.

  42. Mwale

    Let’s give credit were it’s due, it not only about the out break, towns and streets are very dirt such that it is not easy passing through our on roads/ streets. Stop making noise by politicking on this issue, vendor are very disrespectful even to their own customers, theft, bad language. We all need freedom and mind you people can not afford to be mistreated by the called vendors.lock them up if they want to misbehave.

  43. Cahill

    Mu Zambia we are very behind, if government barns to sell how are we going to start surviving??? 95 % of people in Zambia they survive through businesses, muletamba al Jazeera , Police Bantu without abantu no police, .

  44. Cahill

    Allow people to do their businesses otherwise abantu ngabafulwa police tapali ifyo ingacita. Muletamba al Jazeera, umuntu alafulwa.

  45. jt

    Vending shouldn’t have been allowed in the first place.It was political now see what it has brought.

  46. Ricky

    Let’s be One Zambia One Nation

  47. stan sigo

    Let wait and see

  48. mulase

    U pipo do u know that Kanyama residents have been a nuisance for sometime now.I knew long before they took to the streets that they will behave like that.For some of us who have lived in Lusaka we know wat is behind that compound. That said iam not saying every one out there is bad but the majority nivi kawalala.That is one compound I never stepped a foot because of its high level of crime.Imagine that out of the entire country they ar the only ones rioting. Pliz don’t dare support them until they put their house in order.

  49. roydsilengo

    It’s a sad News lets be one Zambia one nation

  50. KENZO

    U PEOPLE WHY BLAMING PF GOVT AS IF IT IS THE ONE WHICH BROUGHT CHORELA IN ZAMBIA?U BE CLEAN AND THIS DIRTBORNE WILL FLEE FROM U LET THE GOVT WORK FREELY NOT WITH YOUR WRONG SAYINGS JUST IMAGIN HE IT WAS YOU BEIN TOLD LIKE THE WAY U A SAYING HOW CAN U FEEL DON’T MAKE SOMEONE BE A FOOL WHILE U A THE TOTALLY FOOLS IF YOU WERE A PRESIDENT WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE TO THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE COMPLAINING THEY NEED HELP NOT DISTRACTION WHICH YOU A COUSING LET THE GOVT ALONE LET IT WORK FREELY AS IT CAN YOU WAIT AND SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN JUST HELP IF THEY FAIL THATS YOUR DUTY AS A CITIZEN NOT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO FIGHT FOR THERE FREEDOM ON HIS OR HER SELF FREEDOM COMES FROM GOD NOT FROM MAN BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT U A DOING OR ELSE U WILL CRASH.

  51. KENZO

    U PEOPLE WHY BLAMING PF GOVT AS IF IT IS THE ONE WHICH BROUGHT CHORELA IN ZAMBIA?U BE CLEAN AND THIS DIRTBORNE WILL FLEE FROM U LET THE GOVT WORK FREELY NOT WITH YOUR WRONG SAYINGS JUST IMAGIN HE IT WAS YOU BEIN TOLD LIKE THE WAY U A SAYING HOW CAN U FEEL DON’T MAKE SOMEONE BE A FOOL WHILE U A THE TOTALLY FOOLS IF YOU WERE A PRESIDENT WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE TO THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE COMPLAINING THEY NEED HELP NOT DISTRACTION WHICH YOU A COUSING LET THE GOVT ALONE.LET IT WORK FREELY AS IT CAN YOU WAIT AND SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN JUST HELP IF THEY FAIL THATS YOUR DUTY AS A CITIZEN NOT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO FIGHT FOR THERE FREEDOM ON HIS OR HER SELF FREEDOM COMES FROM GOD NOT FROM MAN BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT U A DOING OR ELSE U WILL CRASH.

  52. kasonde

    Zambians mwalitemwa ifiko.doed it mean when you are poor.you have to live in dirty surroundings?many of you you work as gardem boys and maids.see the way you clean your employers places, cleam yours.

  53. pop gee

    Ba kambwili u the one assured us of voting for Pf now this are the results of us trusting I am no longer Pf I wasted my vote on this worst govt and the only credible party now is upnd forward from Muchinga province

  54. GBM

    Mr kambiri it’s like you don’t know what you are doing, you was in same gormt but what have done?
    But now you’re blemng this grvmt.you was a minister, so don’t bleme grvmt no but blame yourself coz you are the one who destroy pf

  55. Barotseland

    Watch your words Kelvin Lee its poor people who suffering and I did didn’t expect you to say such rubbish young man

  56. Shasy

    Firstly, kambwili should shut his big mouth. Why do they like condemning once they are chucked out of gvt? He is a big problem in this nation. Kanyama residents are not wise. What’s there to riot and destroy property when people are dying. So ignorant. They are just being used . Moreover Kanyama has the highest number of cholera cases implying the dirtiest. Ifiko… Just clean up

  57. peter

    Mother fucker u can change like a FULUNYEMBA

  58. Xando

    Y are u pipo shooting Dr Kambwili?? Or is that u have never heard of repentance? Moreover,Wen Dr Kambwili was in Gv,was under the authority of someone. I kno u don’t like him but please like these so well put words of his

  59. mboro

    kambwili is a moron

  60. mwale jacob

    The only problem of as Zambians we don’t admitte the truth especially when some in saying the fact, kabwili is the man of his words his telling the truth so u fools u are happy with wat it when as youths we suffering because of it,OK tell as when are we opening? U should be thinking in those line too

  61. Professor:M Patrick.

    Mr peter do not insult,my fellow citizen let us understand each other despite who a person. If we continue to talk of Mr kambwili in an indiscipline manner then I don’t see the use of our motto ‘one Zambia one nation’. Political issues should not lead citizens into sin. If other opposition parties can encage themselves into this to fight against this epidemic,so as he mr kambwili should. We together are holding this nation,remember the song tiyende pamodzi nimutima umodzi.

  62. kenzie jasmine

    U ???think roits will stop chorela,no it can’t,think before u post stupid things edgar is not chorela.

  63. Ranfel

    Plz plz lets remember our motto gyz plz

  64. mulongoti

    Kwena olo kufwaya bukateka is this the to go inciting pipo to riot sure while there frends are on the sick beds at the cholera Center without power to run sure this is being heartless maybe he was looking for sacrifices now God is powerful than a satanist that’s y there called names how can someone be so heartless at a tym like this sembe ma Doctor yanataba nama patients kufa yonse this was goingto be the ssacrifice Naimwe ba kambwili mutekanye the lelo mwalifipenya kale

  65. Leonard sichimba

    Grumbling n 2much talking z not a solution 2end cholera prevention z better than cure let us keep our plots clean n our selves also clean prevent eating uncovered food further buying food from streets should not be much unless from well capable n trusted retailers Wise pipo Doe’s not talk much ka u can lose energy

  66. venancio

    Why saying no govemmment this and that mr K if u can help to stop this cholera just help than talking somthing that as no meaning

  67. cecious m c

    I feel pity for all the markets,street vendors and bleed people who are suffering now, They are not working like others they only depending on the small business to earn a living and supporting families and children to go to school but are suffering because of poor leadership. All those who are besy breaking small business owners by mention above do not forget were you coming from ..even the BIBLE says you reap what you soul. many people are crying because of you destiny kill

  68. levy m

    don’t condemn for nothing

  69. Sirb

    I feei ashamed to hear such sentiments from Honorable Kambwili.visit your own constituency before Cholera invade.Sewerage brokage and non supply of water is the order of day.give checks and balances to yr area,otherwise had it not been for Chanda Nathan,the mayor nganamumonekela boss.Nabukateka bwine,tepakanwa,ninchito.

  70. Kapela

    This is a serious thing and has affected all of us.
    One Zambia one nation weather lsk or kumushi we have to unite and fight this epidemic

  71. op

    kanyama kameat

  72. ndc surpoter

    ecl thinks that he can rule zmbia alone or thinking that having alot of women in government will help him. 4geting THat the pipo that he’s removing from government are the people that know the pf’s objective according to mr sata’s vision. He could judge ck that he’s so stabon & disrespectful that, with such people in government the country can be at war anytime. But what is hapening today, is it the cause of my ck. Do not blame him. Natucenjele na bantu bamoneka abaicefya sana kubantu, lekeni tubasambilile nokvbeshiba saana. Pakulomba ivote besa nabaicefya ngapushi walokwa nokusha batulaya ifilayo ifingi saana ifishibombwa. Ngabapita ninshi batulaba. Basakala nyongo, bapompwe, bantalamisoka.

  73. 1 dede 1 time

    U are right sir

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