Another Minister quits Lungu’s government

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Obvious Mwaliteta

Obvious Mwaliteta

Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta has become the second minister in a matter of hours to resign from President Edgar Lungu’s government.

The resignation of Mwaliteta follows that of Justice Deputy Minister Keith Mukata who announced his decision earlier in the day.

Mwaliteta, who is also Kafue Member of Parliament, did not state his reasons for ditching President Lungu’s government.

“I would like to inform you of that I have with immediate effect resigned from my position as provincial minister for Lusaka Province,” reads Mwaliteta’s letter addressed to President Lungu.

“May I take this opportunity to thank you Sir most sincerely for having given me the opportunity to serve in the government headed by you as it’s leader. i cherished your leadership and guidance throughout my tenure as minister.”

It remains to be seen whether Mwaliteta will stay in the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Last week, Mwaliteta revealed that he will not re-contest his Kafue seat, a decision that is widely believed to be linked to the new Grade 12 constitutional requirement for those seeking elective office at both local government and parliamentary levels.



18 Responses to Another Minister quits Lungu’s government

  1. i sympathize with you though you were brutal on UPND.You are human being bound to error like all of us.You are welcome sir to join the sane party of the moment.Lets work together to develop our can still be useful in other Govt capacities as you improve on you grade 12 certificate in readness for 2021 MP’s role.

    March 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    • Kkkkkkk……wapya munzi!

      How will Edgar win by his claimed 70%?

      March 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm

  2. The man was indeed brutal. The way he slapped Gary Nkombo in Livingstone. Anyway, in politics, there are no permanent enemies.

    Dabwitso Mwamba
    March 14, 2016 at 7:57 pm

  3. All the People who are Joining UPND are Born Again, they are All Welcome to Develop the Country. Kambwili, Lungu, Chama and All pf suporters have Destroyef Zambia within Five Years, Shame to them. God, give Us, Zambians Hichilema as Our President This Year.

    Jata Noiluma
    March 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm

  4. Did I know that Mwaliteta could leave PF? I cant believe it!Mwaisenipo

    Hidden Objects
    March 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm

  5. I still want to repeat that for Zambia to heal properly we will need to have Truth, Retribution and Reconciliation Commission (TRRC). We really need to clean the wound/s before bandaging. If we do not do tat the wound will be septic and only to call for amputation. We need to hear the feelings of those who are hurt. And indeed those whose offenses are unforgivable let them get their fair share of punishment. That is the only way we can heal this country. We need to respect the rule of law.

    we of the never never
    March 14, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    • Rubbish! I think you are borrowing this idea from South Africa. Has the truth and reconciliation commission worked there? starting from the last festive season upto a few weeks ago, south africa has been having serious racial skirmishes.

      March 15, 2016 at 5:36 am

  6. Welcome hon mwaliteta to the big family viva H.H let love lead

    March 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  7. In my father’s house they r so many rooms

    March 14, 2016 at 8:49 pm

  8. u mean in the devil’s house|||

    March 14, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  9. Forward ba mwaliteta, katuya, Triangle said it all, this man is not good. If now he has diahoaria in state house, sleepless nights, not yet wait for May, you will be in diapers.

    Mutale chomba
    March 15, 2016 at 12:31 am

  10. Takwete fye Isukulu

    March 15, 2016 at 8:03 am

  11. GRADE 12 yatuchita kuipa bane!Please read the constitution before voting in parliament otherwise u become cry babies!

    Boko Haram
    March 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

  12. But they could finish the term. Or have they already been paid in advance by parliament, the institution that is ring fenced from all economic hardships?

    Leadership is a serious matter
    March 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

  13. Reconciling between who and who and over what differences?
    All that is needed is for the State to provide a level playing field for all political players and also to stiffen laws on tribalism and sheer thuggery and criminal activities in the name of partisan politics. That way voters will respect the ruling party and vote on merit. Some of you think elected officials are sacred and should not be challenged. No. They actually know that you the voters are the interviewers for them to get the jobs. If only people knew this our politicians would be tame and faithful to the electorate. Why do you think they kneel down during campaigns to beg your votes?

    Leadership is a serious matter
    March 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm

  14. Can PF save the jobs of innocent Police officers,Times,Daily Mail and ZNBC employees by allowing them to work professionally. No need for the reconciliation thing.Most of these Civil servants will lose their jobs after 11 th August if they continue being biased.

    Dabwitso Mwamba
    March 16, 2016 at 3:32 am

  15. They voted for the new constitution to be passed. They didn’t know that there was a grade twelve close.Sorry ba Mwaliteta and others. UPND never voted for this constitution to be adopted but you did. This is a lesson to PF officials who support wrong policies. They will feel the pinch when they become opposers. People like Miles Sampa, Winter Kabimba, GBM and others are now facing the heat of the Public order Act, the one they supported.Iam enjoying the dramma.

    Dabwitso Mwamba
    March 16, 2016 at 3:40 am

  16. kuya bebele

    May 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

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