Kambwili mobbed in Monze as he says sorry for tribal remarks

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Expelled PF Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili was this afternoon mobbed by an excited crowd at Monze’s central business district as he made his way to chief Moonze’s palace.

And the former information minister has formally apologised to the people of Southern Province over disparaging remarks attributed to him.

“I came here to basically unreservedly apologise to the Tonga speaking people before the people of southern province and the Zambians for the unfortunate statement that I made on ZNBC,” Kambwili said. “This I have reflected and I want to say that I have withdrawn the statement and unreservedly apologise to the people of Southern province. My first apology was through my radio interview but I felt it was important that I come to the custodians of Southern province who the Chiefs so that I can physically apologise to them.”

Kambwili, who was accompanied by former Copperbelt minister Mwenya Musenge and former Kabushi PF member of parliament Lombani Msichili, was met in town by Bweengwa UPND member of parliament Kasauta Michelo who guided the delegation to chief Moonze’s palace.

At the palace, He was met by chief Moonze’s indunas who ushered him in to meet the host traditional leader and chiefs Hamusonde, Chikanta and Chona.

In 2015 while featuring on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview programme, Kambwilisaid the people of Southern Province would rather vote for Hakainde Hichilema and not for Jesus Christ in an event that the Son of God contested elections.

But his remarks attracted widespread condemnation from Zambians across the country, although Kambwili initially refused to apologise, insisting that he was merely stating a fact.

However, since his expulsion from the PF more than two weeks ago, the outspoken legislator has sought to mend fences with the people of Southern Province.


4 Responses to Kambwili mobbed in Monze as he says sorry for tribal remarks

  1. Hope this is not just a strategy to get political support for their new party. Tongas have been used and discarded before by politicians from the North.
    Suffice to say the Tonga people are wonderful people, friendly etc. Lest the people of Southern, Western and Northwestern provinces who continue to support UPND and HH forget, Kambwili and Musenge are anticipating the release of HH and would like to penetrate hoping to draw away their support for UPND for the party they are forming. These maneuvres should be treated with canning. CK was so intense on his tribal campaign against UPND and HH. Forgive but keep your guard.

    Real Patriot
    August 9, 2017 at 11:49 pm

  2. After what this bafoon did I will never like him. The PF has divided my beloved country because of their tribalism. Kambwili was seen as an idiot by the worthless OF leadership and was used to champion their tribal campaign but now that the time to discard the idiot has come they have distanced themselves from him. Being Tonga,Lozi,Luvale, Lunda, Kaonde or from any related tribal group to the ones I have mentioned makes one a tribalism in Zambia and it is because of people like Kambwili. Today the people from the so called good tribes have discarded Kambwili because he is of no use to them now. This is the end of Kambwili. Used and finally thrown away. Fucking tribalist

    August 10, 2017 at 7:02 am

  3. Sobongo what a name, you are not even ashamed to accuse PF as tribal with your short memory forgetting the voting pattern in Southern province and your tribal cousins areas. You must be blind and cursed.

    August 10, 2017 at 8:17 am

    • Kambwili’s stupid remarks should be condemned by every normal person.And I wonder why it is tribal for a certain region to vote for their preferred candidate but it is okay for the other part to do so. Cursed people are those who cannot see that Kambwili used here speech and that your beloved party has no proper agenda for this country. Use your brains when commenting on issues and for your information I am not Tonga or from Southern Province. Please have the brain’s to look beyond tribe that is why this country will never develop because we will continue voting for the wrong people. Viva HH!

      August 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm

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