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Kasenengwa By-election Dates Unsettle Political Players

Political players are getting agitated by the delay to announce the date for the Kasenengwa parliamentary by-election with political commentator Macdonald Chipenzi adding his voice.

Chipenzi says that with the 90 day constitutional window, time was running for the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to announce the date for the by-election.

The Kasenengwa by-election was necessitated by the death of area Member of Parliament and Gender Minister Victoria Kalima.

Below is Chipenzi’s full post:

Kasenengwa Bye-election

Tomorrow Marks 50 days since the Kasenengwa seat fell vacant on June 11, 2018 following the death of PF MP and Minister of Gender, Victoria Kalima.

Constitutionally, the Bye-election is supposed to be held within 90 days which must run from June 11 to September 11, 2018.

This means that only 40 days are remaining to holding this bye election.

If we subtract 30 days campaign period which comes after nomination, ECZ has only 10 days to announce the date for this bye-election and organise and announce the nomination day.

By 11 September, 2018, the 90 Days would be over and will be unconstitutional to organise such a Bye-election unless the Speaker dictated a different date other than the day Hon Kalima died as the date when the vacancy fell due.

The question is why has it taken long to announce a date for the Kasenengwa

33 Comments

  1. shu shu shu

    Macdonald government has no money to be holding elections every day especially that people are not interested to vote

    • Muti

      You foolish,
      don’t show your poor less in public ,government is government don’t yur compere little house with government OK.
      …..😭😭😭😭😪😪😪😪😪😭😭😭

  2. Mugabe

    It’s of with it’s tricks if it was that seat was for opposition they had announced it fast so these are just tactics we know them very soon will ll’vote them out

  3. Geoffrey kapwaya

    They still within the law. You said it yourself it’s within 90 days

  4. Emmanuel Zimba.

    Don’t worry Mr chipenzi. Everything is on the calendar.

  5. kopala.

    chipenzi ur mad!r u trying to argue with yourself or what?look at the days which has passed, the ECZ r within the law.it’s within 90 days and we still hv 40 days so what’s ur problem? ur not the one to tell ECZ when to announce the dates.infact,even if they don’t even if they don’t even hold the elections cos the winners r already known.instead of worsting the resources, it’s just better if the ECZ can just tell the PF to appoint the kasenengwa MP.simple, unlike ukulachusha abantu baleima nakumacha to just go and vote while we even know the outcome.

  6. Joe Kawimbe

    McDonald cant count…..

  7. Dr. Zimba Emmanuel.

    Let’s us pray for Mr Chipenzi so that he should have the mind of pentience.

  8. Osie

    For real nothing can change

  9. Benny

    Kkkk chipenzi and his opposition friends are hungry a buttered bread just shut let of government appoint a late Victoria kalima’s successor as we already know the winner is of not u or UPND (cows)

  10. hasty

    Comment it is sad ,everything that is suggested by somebody who is not for PF is viewed as an enemy,remember u may not be affected directly,but indirectly.

  11. James Mphande

    There is time for everything

  12. NEWS EDITOR

    I blame my reporters for quoting this fucker ati political commentator what the fuck is this, stupid media organisations why do you quote this mother fucker he has no office

  13. Benny

    Criminal case cikala cakwa wiso

  14. NEWS EDITOR

    Benny and Criminal case I found you fondling each other are you gay mbolo zanu knunka monga cobra or decomposed cats, rats and dogs

  15. Donald

    Pwaaaaaaaaaa but……what’s wrong with this chipenzi thing ai…….you mean you can’t fucking going iwe chi********

    We already know who the winner is….noti ukulavhusha

  16. Donald

    Pwaaaaaaaaaa but……what’s wrong with this chipenzi thing ai…….you mean you can’t fucking going iwe chi********

    We already know who the winner is….noti ukulachusha abantu bafikala iweeeee….am very upset ‘don’t even touch me’

  17. UPND CADRE

    *CELEBRATING OR REGRETTING UPND’S 20 YEARS EXISTENCE*

    …_They sold the soul to the devil: it’s now deliver the country or your soul_

    By Mweemba Habazoka

    The United Party for National Development (UPND) was formed in December 1998. The Party turns 20 years old in December 2018. Today its desperation has reached an all-time high because time is running out for them to either deliver the country or their soul. The patience of their 20-year-old-financiers have continued to wear thin and thin by the failure of the party to deliver as per their promise despite the financiers’ unwavering financial commitments that resulted in its leaders’ immense wealth which they stand to lose as per deal they signed almost 22 years ago in the run up to infamous privatisation exercise in Zambia. The UPND is fixed between the rock and the hard place as on one hand, Zambians have refused to toll their line while on the other, UPND’s top leadership especially its past and current President’s rented wealth is threatened by its true owners, the mining conglomerate, Anglo-America, which continues to fund Hakainde Hichilema through Brenthurst Foundation in South Africa.

    On 25th August 2015, Hichilema, while addressing a rally in Chingola vowed to chase Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and bring back Anglo-America. See:

     https://www.lusakatimes.com/2015/08/25/hh-promises-to-bring-back-anglo-american-to-replace-kcm/

    Did he say that? Yes he did because his masters asked him to!

    That statement was not an innocent one but spoke to everything that UPND and Hichilema are all about – fronts of white capital with interests in Zambia’s mineral wealth!

    *How it all began:*

    The former illegitimate mining corporation that lost its mining rights to the Zambian government in 1970 has never rested. In the wake of multi-party democracy, this corporation saw privatisation as an opportunity to regain its mineral rights across the country. To this effect, it fronted its ‘men’ both in government and in the private sector to champion their cause. Hichilema himself was one of the fronts of the foreign interest that resulted in him landing a top position as Lead in the Sell of Subsidiary assets while late Anderson Mazoka, a former employee of the Anglo-American Corporation would lobby from within the Party as a member of the MMD at the time. This ‘well calculated’ ploy gave rise to the inflow of cash to individuals involved most of which would be used to buy off some of the strategic government enterprises that would later leave many Zambians out of employment and thrown into untold destitution. Hichilema himself benefitted immensely from this transaction landing him and his birds of the feathers, strategic businesses.

    I can borrow from the words of former Zambia Privatisation Agency Director, Mr. James Matale who in an interview with Bivan Saluseki on the Sunday 16th of December 2007, described privatisation as an act of unprecedented vandalism.  Yes, it was, and what is even worse, the vandals would return to claim to be messiahs to the very people they wantonly condemned into misery. How cheek!

    Hichilema along with his colleagues sold their souls to the powerful business interests and in the process lined up to take pot luck of this country’s enterprises and assets as though they were goods falling from the back of a delivery truck.

    This ploy would later fail to deliver results to their ‘masters’, all thanks to the street savvy of the Fredrick Chiluba’s government. The government refused to offer some fake corporation established to procure the entire mining conglomerate to the annoyance of monopoly capital that had already invested heavily through the greedy Zambians both in the then MMD government as well as in the privatisation process. In 1998 when the privatisation of the mines was almost concluded, the schemers had to engage into plan B. This gave rise to the birth of the UPND in December of the same year 1998 with Mazoka as its leader and with an even heavy flow of cash from the foreign corporation for party mobilisation. They pinned their hopes on the disastrous outcomes of a poorly implemented privatisation to muzzle power and ultimately deliver their promise to their financier.  It follows therefore that UPND was never founded on any grounded political ideology other than as a tool for foreign monopoly capital hell bent on recapturing the country’s natural resources especially mineral deposits throughout the country.

    *Setting in of desperation*

    In all their schemes, indications have always looked to be in their favour but ending in the opposite. First was the loss with the privatisation, then the election in 2001 to Levy Patrick Mwanawasa. It is no telling how a party led by a former branch Chairperson of Bauleni Compound could mobilise such huge sums of funds for campaigns if not being bankrolled by the foreign interest for obvious reasons.

    The financiers suffered yet another setback with the death of their principal on the 24th of May, 2006 a few months before yet another ‘promising opportunity’ for business interest as elections were fast approaching under which UPND had earned itself a lead place in the UDA Pact seen as a formidable force to unseat the MMD of Levy Mwanawasa.

    However, there was a problem, since UPND was not a political party as its members believed it to be, but a well-orchestrated business interest formation operating under the puppet strings of international big business. To retain its interest, the financiers had to bring on board one of its own to take the lead and continue from where Mazoka had left it.

    To make it easy for Hichilema’s ascendance, Mazoka’s cousin, Rex Natala on June 6th 2006 would initiate a tribal campaign that would eliminate other eminent and better suited contenders following the, ‘only a tonga must replace Mazoka’ statement. Bad as this open tribalism was, something worse was brewing underneath. Hichilema was to be made leader not only of UPND but of UDA as he was the only near alternative having been a core proponent of the ‘evil genius’ agreement between the UPND and its funders.

    Any takeover by another person be it its then Vice President Sakwiba Sikota or its spokesperson Patrick Chisanga whose eligibility was already discounted based on tribe would mean a lost cause for their funders. That is how Hichilema had to move from the boardroom enjoying his wealth gotten from privatisation into the not known arena of politics. There was no way he would refuse his new deployment because he owed his wealth to the UPND financier’s generosity. The rest as you know are multiple losses.

    As the UPND approaches 20 years of its existence and over two (2) decades of foreign-based business interest’s consistent financing, patience has totally waned. Hichilema and UPND has failed to deliver any returns on their financier’s investments for such a protracted period. The party, especially its leader, has been given strict conditions to deliver the country to them by any means necessary or lose everything he has benefited since entering into a pact with them. This explains the desperation that Zambians have been subjected to since 2015. Hichilema and his UPND have tried with no success to destabilise the country with the aim of installing himself as President to the pleasure of his funders who he owes his life with no success. This explains such desperate manoeuvres that include but not limited to the following:

            i.        Calling for international suctions on Zambia to stifle the citizen’s livelihood so as to result in an uprising;

           ii.        Calling for a bloody uprising by his supporters in September 2006 when he declared that they were now freedom fighters who should engage in a physical fight.

          iii.        Childishly call on the Zambian military to emulate their Zimbabwean counterparts to take over power from the bonafide Republican President. The period saw a barrage of attention seeking publicity tantrums by HH and his minions in an effort to incite the citizens with no results.

         iv.        In his usual cut and paste style, Hichilema has not failed to relate developments elsewhere to the Zambia context. The case in point his copying on the South African developments that resulted to the recall of President Jacob Zuma, with him forcing his members of parliament to initiate an impeachment motion in parliament.  The subsequent development is the clandestine efforts to buy his way to victory by paying off members of parliament to vote in favour.

    This is albeit the fact that matters raised either rarely relate to the President himself or cannot be admitted in parliament due to their being active in court.

    It follows therefore that these desperate acts by Hichilema and UPND are acts of a man in political and economic intensive care unit whose life is dependent on financial life support machine to which his financiers hold the final say as to when it should be switched off.  

    Hichilema is a troubled man who cannot stomach the imminent loss of his rented wealth that some Zambians have believed he had earned genuinely. Now he is embarking on what Bembas term, *‘tufilile munsenga’*, he would rather, see the country burn up in flames than to live to see the day he will fall from grace for all to see how much of a phoney he has been all these years.

    I would not be surprised to see some more attempts by Hichilema and UPND to derail the government through more attention seeking antiques.

    Zambians should not be surprised, I repeat to hear that Hichilema and UPND is have taken Edgar Lungu or the Patriotic Front party to court all in the aim of wanting to show his discontented funders that he still has some life left in him.
    I am calling on all well-meaning Zambians to ignore and dismiss Hichilema’s and UPND’s attention seeking drama with the utmost contempt it deserves.

    To all the citizens, I urge you all to remain patriotic to the Country, stand guard to defend it against selfish people who want to deprive you and your children’s children their rightful heritance. We only have one country as such; let us protect it from villains that have hired themselves to the foreign business interests. UPND must be reminded that Zambia is not for auctioning to the highest bidder such as Anglo-America.

    Zambians can look to any other political party but not UPND. This is a party that entered into a pact with the ‘devil’ to hand over the country’s wealth in the hands of the monopoly capital.

     
    _______________________________
    _The author is a scholar and once UPND in 2008. He is based in Sydney, Australia._

    • mwila mwamba

      TRUE

    • kopala.

      well articulated. only a fool can not see sense in this. GOD has never rested over his children. the devil can and will never be allowed to rule this country. just look at what is happening, after the 2016 elections, i once thought upnd is coming good,now because of their evil intentions, our GOD of Abraham, GOD of Jacob and GOD of Isaac who sees in the future and who sees in the heart,has seen what this devil has in his mind and he has opened the eyes of many Zambians.now they are able to see who really means well for the country.just look @ what is happening with the upnd,they hv completely lost direction. if u hv bad intentions for the country. u’ll only hv one fight to win,and that fight is against GOD cos he is the only one who is fighting for mother Zambia. we know who is fighting for u,but GOD is fighting for mother Zambia. so!get ready!

  18. Albright

    Don’t rush you crash.

  19. Hebk

    Ba chipenzi you are running mad like kambwili. He is in pf and yet saying pf are thieves .what foolish mockery to zambians

  20. James Mphande

    In fact the date has been set by the ECZ don’t worry

  21. Easy Easy

    Just observing!!!!!

  22. abilima

    James Mphande – In fact, I think Chipenzi knew about the date and decided to pull a quick one in order to score cheap points.

  23. xxxx

    Iwe chi upnd cadre learn to summarise ai… u think everyone has got time to read that shit.

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  25. Wisdom Chengo

    ECZ has heard you big man
    The date has been now
    06/09/18

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