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Kalaba Ponders Forming Own Political Party…Rules out Joining UPND or NDC

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba says he will neither join the National Democratic Congress (NDC) nor the UPND.

And Kalaba said that he was insulated by the constitution from being forced to relinquish his Bahati parliamentary seat that he still holds on the Patriotic Front ticket.

Featuring on Hot FM’s Hot Seat program, Kalaba hinted at the possibility of forming his own political party saying that he was capable.

The Bahati lawmaker is soul searching after having resigned his position as Foreign Affairs minister with the state machinery activated to cripple him politically.

“NDC what is that? Oh! You mean the National Democratic Congress (NDC), I am not a member and I harbour no intentions of joining the NDC. I am not a member of the UPND and also harbour no intentions of joining them,” he said.

Asked by the presenter Zach Chavula on whether that meant he was going it alone Kalaba responded, “What is wrong with going it alone? If you can resign alone why not go it alone? It is up to the people to choose otherwise we can all stand.”

Kalaba said that there was nothing wrong with being ambitious as even councillors dreamt of being Members of Parliament while MPs wanted to be ministers.

The Bahati lawmaker said that there was no need for him to resign as he still had a mandate to serve the people of Bahati Constituency.

“Even those people that are saying just resign, it is not just a matter of resigning. I am insulated by the constitution even when they say resign so that we see how we will defeat you. Don’t they know that under the current constitution I cannot even stand? I am insulated from being forced out under the constitution,” he said.

Kalaba said that he would not say whether he was going to form a new political party or not.

He also said that his resignation had nothing to do with Malawian pastor Bushiri telling him that he would be the next President.

Kalaba also said that he had nothing to do with the deployment of his sister Chimese in the Foreign Service as she was employed even before he was foreign affairs minister.

Kalaba’s sister has been recalled in the aftermath of his fallout with the ruling Patriotic Front.

He cited the high cost of the proposed Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway that is estimated at K1.2 billion.

He said that his conscience was being troubled by a number of things that were going wrong in government.

Kalaba said that he tried to raise issues within government but his voice was being ignored.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba says he will neither join the National Democratic Congress (NDC) nor the UPND.

And Kalaba said that he was insulated by the constitution from being forced to relinquish his Bahati parliamentary seat that he still holds on the Patriotic Front ticket.

Featuring on Hot FM’s Hot Seat program, Kalaba hinted at the possibility of forming his own political party saying that he was capable.

The Bahati lawmaker is soul searching after having resigned his position as Foreign Affairs minister with the state machinery activated to cripple him politically.

“NDC what is that? Oh! You mean the National Democratic Congress (NDC), I am not a member and I harbour no intentions of joining the NDC. I am not a member of the UPND and also harbour no intentions of joining them,” he said.

Asked by the presenter Zach Chavula on whether that meant he was going it alone Kalaba responded, “What is wrong with going it alone? If you can resign alone why not go it alone? It is up to the people to choose otherwise we can all stand.”

Kalaba said that there was nothing wrong with being ambitious as even councillors dreamt of being Members of Parliament while MPs wanted to be ministers.

The Bahati lawmaker said that there was no need for him to resign as he still had a mandate to serve the people of Bahati Constituency.

“Even those people that are saying just resign, it is not just a matter of resigning. I am insulated by the constitution even when they say resign so that we see how we will defeat you. Don’t they know that under the current constitution I cannot even stand? I am insulated from being forced out under the constitution,” he said.

Kalaba said that he would not say whether he was going to form a new political party or not.

He also said that his resignation had nothing to do with Malawian pastor Bushiri telling him that he would be the next President.

Kalaba also said that he had nothing to do with the deployment of his sister Chimese in the Foreign Service as she was employed even before he was foreign affairs minister.

Kalaba’s sister has been recalled in the aftermath of his fallout with the ruling Patriotic Front.

He cited the high cost of the proposed Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway that is estimated at K1.2 billion.

He said that his conscience was being troubled by a number of things that were going wrong in government.

Kalaba said that he tried to raise issues within government but his voice was being ignored.

38 Comments

  1. Jermaine

    Every one wants to be president,even the cadres, who is going to vote?

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    • Dominic

      Kalaba is one of the politicians I have had hope that he will make it up to the top in politics.I am now doubting if this will come true because he has prematurely destroyed what should have been a successful career.Patience in what we do is very cardinal.A good example of a patient young man is the former President of Tanzania Kikwete who rose within the ranks to make it to Presidency.This was my vision for Kalaba.The young man Kalaba has not been fully exposed politically like their PF founding father Michael Sata was.He went through literary all the ranks politics can offer,Branch Chairman in Bauleni,Senior District Governor City of Lusaka,Minister of State,Minister in various Ministries,National Secretary MMD and finally founding father of PF until being President of this Country.Check this exposure with Kalaba’s history.

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      • Oh 👌 cool

        Kkkkkkkkkkkk vichitika y you don’t understand your situation

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      • Figo Five

        DOMINIC, YOU ARE VERY RIGHT.
        THE YOUNG MAN KALABA MOVED OUT TOO EARLY.
        HE IS STILL RAW AND UN FIT FOR HIGHER SERVICE.
        LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO MILES SAMPA WHO MADE THE SAME MISTAKE.
        KALABA GOT WRONG ADVICE FROM WRONG PEOPLE

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    • Joseph Ngosa

      Its the voters who vote, including the candidates. I have seen HH and ECL voting. DUH!!

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  2. Kunta Kinte

    No man is an island. Work with others to achieve good results if u really want to help this country

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    • Chealsea

      Sir it’s wise to stay away from dirty than being in the hip of dirty what I mean is let him stanf we’re voting for him

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  3. CHIKA

    I personally welcome your decision to resign,but I feel it won’t be a good idea not to unite with a few others who also mean well for this country,or you will just split votes and give room for disgruntled sinking pf to again win
    We don’t need current pf to continue come 2021 remember…
    Wish you well in your political endeavours

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  4. charles mwanza

    It is too early 4 him 2 resign 4getting that

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  5. mulongoti

    Pls mr kalaba just start doing your own things and maintain your integrity than being embarrassed in the political arena don’t depend on bushiri.. Promises just live a quiet life like Godfrey miyanda muliba kubufumu imwe tamulingile ukulatukwa ubufumu bucindika umwine

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  6. Sj

    If major political parties merged, it ‘ll be easier to take them serious and not the current wide spectrum of parties bent on dividing Voters, whose leaders won’t serve us in other wings of government except vying for Plot 1. Comment

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  7. Chikankatika Alex

    You are right its better to walk alone heading to the right direction than with a crowd going in the wrong direction

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  8. Chikankatika Alex

    It’s better to walk alone heading to the right direction than with a crowd going in the wrong direction

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  9. Mutaba titus muleba

    Morning Mr. President? Please be strong and don’t form your own party, I would like you to join our party NDC so that we work together has a family no matter who’s is going to be a president for party. We love God bless you for more years

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  10. louise halw

    You are just the same. After stealing lots. Damn us! You will not bounce back to rule us. Let others try as well.

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  11. Miles

    Comment ndelolesha fye

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  12. Dziwa Zako Mailosi

    Bakalaba, don’t be cheated by these failures .ngati ndalama zakukolani plse stay where u are muzagwela mumgodi azasowa okucosani .

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  13. Gerald

    Let him make his decision

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  14. mulase

    I won’t say much for now except to comment on the part that touches my Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. If indeed the major one said kàlaba will be a Republican President… then he will be.Prophet Bushiri has NEVER missed a prophecy from the tym i started watching him on The Prophetic channel and I know and trust in all his prophesies. Mark my words.

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  15. Dan

    Mistake number 2. Number 1 was to resign from government.

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  16. Christianhood messiah party

    Join us

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  17. Michael

    Ndeloleshafye

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  18. Lubinda wa Lubinda wa Muimui

    Don’t leave pf be brave just fight within and make things right

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  19. George Mainza

    A true Prophet of God doesn’t prophecay on political issue, he just focus on (Bibilical) the signs of the end of time. Mr Kalaba it’s up to you to choose whether to continue in politics or to work for Jesus Christ and help to preach the gospel to the world.

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  20. FGM

    Mr.Kalaba you’re indeed a presidential material, but consult more on doing it alone or working with others. I would personally advise you to join hands with others because Zambia is big and divided on tribal lines. I wish you success in your political journey.

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  21. mulase

    Iwe mainza..ar u telling me that because Prophet Shepherd Bushiri prophesied on a political issue he is a false prophet? Malabishi!Do u know that I have a prophecy of Edgar becoming a Republican President from Bushiri. I can give u several prophesies on Govt leaders which have come to pass starting from the Tanzanian President, Zimbabwean Veep,Donald Trump to mention but a few.That said Pliz touch not the anointed but continue day dreaming and Wishing Dundumwezi can become Zambia’s capital city wen HH becomes President which I doubt despite him being my uncle.

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  22. mulase

    Dare not talk against my Major Prophet because that man is by far not in the class of these Presidents.And for yo information PF is losing the 2021 General election for deporting Eubert Engel from this poor country to America. Do not underestimate the # of followers for these two Generals in Zambia and until this Govt apologizes to Bushiri.. their tym to taste doom is near.

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  23. Ndindindi

    Bhushili,what ever you are called, stop popping your stinking mouth in this issue, you have greatly misled masses on your false prophesies,walala na noko while seated, leave our man alone,foolish idiot, if I had known your whereabouts. Nga wali pumwa na shambokp

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    • kaumba james

      ndindi who ever u call yo self be careful don’t play with Major 1 u will disappear mwaiche ngafyamba take them somewhere bubi pamenso

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  24. Wellington

    Comment on Kalaba, Kambwili and Hichilema the three are time wasters.Where are they going to get votes to take them to Plot one.Is Busheri going to vote for Kalaba? Will Kambwili be voted by his louder mouth and insults? I doubt if cows will be allowed to vote for HH in 2021.

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  25. Topcat

    The magicians are misleading pipo, in name of prophecy. Go ahead and form your katemba party, that will just split PF votes which all right thinkin zambians want. Good move.

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  26. Ck

    Pliz Mr kalaba just lisn to your voice, because pipo will missled you

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  27. Tina

    Power hungry this is why he resigned from the Government not necessarily corruption he talked about

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  28. Kapshizo

    Abakali bakali kalaba u re one of them lets show this govt of thieves like davies mwila who thinks na mumanda bakaba na lungu H.k na c.k nimwe tukwete no lungu 2021 u davies mwila nabambuli bambi explain to the pipo of zambia what is in the constitution ninshi ni third 3 term ba koswe

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  29. truth

    Wellington u luck serious levels of intelligence… Its very unfortunate.

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  30. Ben mwaume

    fisanga abaume

    Kukosafye

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  31. Chealsea

    Sir go ahead we’re behind you so far you’re the only energetic strong reliable wise man we have to have it done well!!!!!

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