Politics

VJ SAYS THERE IS NO WIND OF CHANGE IN ZAMBIA

Lusaka ~ Sun, 27 Sept 2020

By ZR Reporter

Veteran politician Vernon Mwanga has observed that Zambia will still be in the hands of the PF even beyond 2021 and that it is senseless to think people will vote the PF out of power because the opposition have failed to show seriousness.

A week ago, ADD president Mr Charles Milupi disclosed that the opposition alliance which he chairs is facing problems because of internal fights about who should lead it.

And now, Mr Mwaanga says there is currently no opposition political party that has shown the green lights and capacity to dislodge the Patriotic Front.

“Opposition political parties have failed to organise themselves and deliver the manifesto to the people of Zambia,” he has said. “The opposition Alliance has no potential to remove PF from power. The message is not enough, they have failed to convince the voters.”

He observed that selfishness will cost the opposition Alliance.

“The PF is on the ground delivering development to the people of Zambia while the opposition is fighting for who should lead the alliance. By the way, Alliances don’t work in Zambia, we have seen strong Alliances collapsing like towers,” Mr Mwaanga is reported to have said. “The PF/UPND in 2011 pact failed because my brother HH thought he would make it on his own. UPND has been in Alliances ever since but it has never worked for them because of selfish way of handling politics. My brother HH is self-centered to allow other members of Alliance to challenge him.”

45 Comments

  1. Banja

    You cannot see it because it has been suppressed with draconian measures such as banning gatherings unless it is PF organised…

    • Wind

      The same wind of change change there in 2016, but blown away at the State House gates:-)

    • dmm

      The draconian rules are to protect the people whose every party is fighting for. I want to agreed with VJ when he says opposition parties are full of in fighting, selfishness and fake alliances that do not work. This is a wake up call to prompt those that really want to succeed the incumbent leadership to restrategize and come up with convincing leadership and promises and lies of what they can offer. It’s true to say no opposition party is ready as at now.

  2. Bm

    Did under 15 boys win any game?

  3. Razor

    VJ cannot say anything against PF because he is now totally broke. All his companies like currays Ltd have been closed and so he is looking at survival which means supporting the government of the day.

  4. Love your neighbor

    Belefwaya sympathy ba mudala nabapwa both financially & physically, natwishiba nabekale fye mukwai. What he has said is his opinion, he is not all over Zambia.

  5. Lethal Weapon

    Instead of advising your son to live a respectable life…advising Lungu against going for a “sad” term,you are wasting our time giving useless opinions…

  6. Dennis Mawelera

    I agree with VJ.

  7. X4

    Alliance with plunderer 1,aka BALLY,cant wrk coz of hs pride nd selfishness.he thnks he can fix th economy thru magic nd imaginations as if he is th only economist in th land!!

  8. Royda

    If UPND is losing elections now where will the people who will vote them to power come from. Mars, Jupiter or Venus?

  9. Royda

    Bally will not take u anywhere. Fwayeniko umbi mwebantu sure.

    • Kansiime

      I have always said can HH please pave way for Garry Nkombo if they want to win elections….hh is not saleable. You can see it when he campaigns. He’s not a politician and he has never helped anyone with his so much talked about wealth….kkkkk

  10. Kansiime

    The beauty with ECL winning 2021 is that he’s likely to pick a newer, cleaner team to help run government affairs. I only hope his choices will be in line with the wishes of the Zambian people who are truly anxious for a better development agenda not just ceremonial rhetoric we keep seeing happening with ministers of finance when they present their annual budgets. It’s ever all trash. No drive. No inspiration. Always happy to show off the meaningless copper briefcase and wives and daughters….eishh….God help us!!

  11. Kansiime

    Viva ECL 2021…!
    Hh and Chilufya Covid Chitalu zwaah…OUT..!!!

  12. Sparks

    HH should have way for Garry Nkombo for upnd to lead this country…. Zambia…. otherwise upnd will keep on loosing elections

  13. Twapia

    It is very interesting and even so better. VJ Knows it better therefore don’t even dare to doubt his opinion. I respect him.

  14. Evans Bwalya mulenga

    Vj is the veteran he knows what taking about elections are won through voters not court

  15. Jonathan Chikumbe

    Goodbye Corona virus, welcome Cholera! The Mysery Continues. Zambia the land of the hopeless.

  16. Mwaba

    Chikumbe dear, are you sure of yo statement and if at all you mean what yu said don’t you think that you have included yourself and don’t you really think that it the same Zambia that has made you who you are? Let us always remember that God’s people should be
    respected for they were made in His image.

  17. Willard Simukali

    Where do you place the Zambian people and their plight in all such debate and opinions? Are we back to the One Party State? Talk about the people! Are they economically better? If not, can any of you/us stand to justify plunderers and corruption? Alone God Almighty confront them and subdue them! Psalm 17:13. Amen!

  18. VN

    I conquer with Vj, we should all try to be realistic , there is no wind of change at all…

  19. AKA KANTU

    The lack of serious in the opposition cannot be seen now as alluded to by many.

    I want to add you also that many known tuntemba political parties in Zambia are formed and sponsored by the ruling party for the very purpose of destabilizing and bringing confusion to the opposition.

    Otherwise, a united opposition front, has the capacity to dislodge the PF.

  20. Special M

    Zambians, let us be vigilant, the ruling party will do everything to cause divisions in order to dismantle the opposition as we approach 2021. And sometimes they may use some state machinery to cause confusions and contentions whilst they Buddy on the ground campaigning.

  21. Lumote

    I very much agree with VJ…

  22. Tim banda

    I DON’T AGREE, PF IS GOING. THEY LOST WARDS ON THE COPPERBELT, LOST AN MP BYE ELECTIONS THERE.
    THE ECONOMY IS BAD, TIME TO REMOVE THESE CORRUPT FOOLS

  23. Tim banda

    BA FIKALA À PF SPONSORED PLATFORM. PF HAS COMPLETELY FAILED. CHANGE IS COMING, WASTE MY VOTES ON CORRUPT FOOLS.

    • Zambian

      If Jesus sent people with such insults to invite me to go to heaven I can refuse. The opposition may have all the gangsters supporting them but without even one of us they may lose a valid vote. With the mentality of Bally’s supporters, the valid votes lost may be lost count of by 2021

  24. Pt

    We can say all sorts of things against political leaders, but only God knows the right leader to put

  25. Festus

    Beloved Zambians our population is 60% rural and 40% urban. Urban politicos is logical driven and most of the cases we present are not workable in rural areas. Our people in rural were we have numbers dictate their own lives.
    1. No running water
    2. No zesco bill
    3. No rentals
    4. No monthly salaries
    5. No “taxes” unless the buy from a supper market which they even dont know how they are taxed.

    Issues that matter for us here in town do not matter with them. Once they have fertilizer and maize seed, a hammer mill, and some kind of empowerment, expect them to appreciate the government of the day without shame. Clinic, hospitals, new districts, schools closer to their villages, is heaven on earth. That is what calls for 24/7 political mobilisation by the opposition grouping otherwise some of us may kill ourselves with BP if we are not careful. Ukufwila amafupa nokobalila iminofu tawishibe. VJ is not hungry because none of us feeds him. Respect people as we desire to contribute to political welfare of our land. The truth hates, the way you coment on your opponents opinion speaks much about your heart. We need to love each other and not hate statements after all we are all in need of something. It can be food, school fees, rentals etc. I love you all

  26. Mulenga Dickson

    The grey hair in VJ’s head, as is the case with my own father, is too authentic to be disputed. I choose to take his words as an eye opener and an invitation to keep my eyes wide open. Insulting your father just because he does not agree with your opinion is zambian and anti Christian.

  27. David Miti

    If things are not ok we just be very open , let’s not comfort ourselves. Let’s call a spade a spade. If the house for the opposition is not in order let’s put it in order then we go into the game to avoid finger pointing ☝️ afterwards. The best judge checks the coin on both sides. Ndeloleshafye

  28. Cade

    VJ our father there are no winds of change in Africa its either the citizen change government or the army take overy. Go to lower Zambezi to cool down.
    Let us sort ourselves out. We are going to sort ourselves out soon.
    We will see who own us Zambian is it the government or cadras or us the people.
    It will take us years days but we will stI’ll win. We will stand the violence the guns the rigging all but we will still win. We will die but we will still win.
    We can be disgrantied foolish naked but still we shall win.
    People will still win.
    MR VJ go to to lower Zambezi and have some flesh air daddy.

  29. TC

    Hh taufwa you are not mazoka get some advice

  30. SECRET_NI_2021

    IN ALL FAIRNESS , WHICH OPPOSITION LEADER INTHE ALLIANCE IS MORE POPULAR THAN HH. ITS OK. WIN OR NOT , I WILL VOTE FOR HH. IF PF WINS SO BE IT. THEY ARE ALSO ZAMBIANS. NO ONE WILL DIE IF PF WINS… WE SHALL ALSO DRIVE ON THE SAME ROADS AND BUY FROM THE SAFE SHOPS….

  31. JMM

    In 1991 the wind of change was apparently evident because Kaunda allowed political space and critical media like weekly post. In 2001 and 2011 it was also apparent for the same reasons. But for now political space and critical media have been curtailed. Things for the urban dwellers are tough so Lungu knows he stands no chance in towns that’s why he is concentrating in rural areas for support because it is much easier to satisfy the people there. Fertilizer, a bit of social transfer cash, seeds etc. are all that they need. So the people in towns have to convince their relatives in rural areas to help change government next year if life is improve for everyone. The opposition should also strategize on how to overcome challenges being brought by ECZ, and Lungu’s political suppression tactics and to reach rural folks with messages that are appealing to them.

  32. Dadley Makeche

    Very fake post. VJ has denied ever posting the nonsense. It is Chanda and his orangutans in Pf. Ba Mwankole! !

  33. Martin

    I agree with VJ wake up opposition before its too late and you start complaining that they have stolen your votes this is your time

  34. Brian Zuku

    When veteran politicians are advising you please don’t look at their pockets ,they are doing it for the country

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