Archive | February, 2013

The abyss of political fragmentation

We must step back from the precipice, the abyss of regional fragmentation the bane of African politics. For a long while the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) provided a Common vision against the UNIP one party state, authoritarian state. The MMD received universal support leading to the 1991 elections that ushered in a popular Government […]

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Namulambe in vote fraud

Former  Mpongwe MP Gabriel Namulambe has been accused of collecting voters’ cards from the electorates in Mpongwe constituency for unexplained reasons. MMD women’s chairperson Faustina Sinyangwe confirmed the development to Daily Nation yesterday in Mpongwe. Ms Sinyangwe said at the beginning of this month Mr Namulambe started collecting the cards from the voters saying that […]

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Livingstone death mystery deepens

Mystery has deepened over the death of  PF Cadre Harrison Chanda, who died in Livingstone last week. The body was found in Libuyu township which is 15km away from the UPND campaign headquarters based near Wasawange lodge on Ellaine Brittel road in town. The body was discovered around 24.00 hours while the PF attack on […]

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Political instability can lead to war

The Non Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has warned that Zambia is no longer a safe haven because of growing violence in which people were turning against one another for no apparent reason. NGOCC chairperson Beatrice Grillo said, “We are really worried about what is going in the country and if the government will not […]

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UPND candidate’s village burnt down

Suspected Patriotic Front cadres have burnt down  the village of UPND candidate Rapson Chilufya for Mpongwe constituency for unknown reasons. Explaining the ordeal to the Daily Nation Mr Chilufya said it was very unfortunate that the ruling party had resorted to attacking his family and intimidating innocent people because the villagers had no interest in […]

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Attempts to keep HH in prison fail

A state attempt to hold UPND president Hakainde Hichilema in prison has failed as he was released on bail. Confirming the release of Mr. Hichilema, his lawyer Jack Mwiimbu said that he was released on a K2000 bail. Appearing for plea before Acting Principal Magistrate Chola Musonda granted Mr. Hichilema bail in his own recognizance […]

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Nevers escapes death

MMD  President Nevers Mumba yesterday escaped death when the Mazhandu family bus he was supposed to travel on from Livingstone caught fire and burnt to ashes. However, on board the bus were deputy national secretary Chembe Nyangu, who occupied seat No. 34,  and other members with whom he was supposed to travel. Narrating the incident […]

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Abrogating the law

What should have been a good start was eventually spoiled by a needless attack on the public service. The admission by the Minister of Justice that the government abrogated the law with regard to the appointment of the Energy Regulation Board, ERB, was a good beginning which we thought would mark a change of tack […]

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Kabimba warns of genocide

Careless talk about Bemba domination in government can lead to genocide Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has warned. He warned that Members of Parliament should be careful with their comments on tribal issues especially in respect of Bemba domination.”I have heard this aired around the country” he said He said the MPs should know that whatever […]

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Riots break out in Livingstone

Riots broke out in Livingstone yesterday after UPND President Hichilema Hakainde with 20 other senior party members were arrested.   Reports from the tourist capital said a tourist was caught in the violence, which created panick with foreign visitors locking themselves in hotel rooms. The reports further say armed police in riot gear had poured […]

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