VJ angry with Foreign Minister Kalaba

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VJ Mwaanga

VJ Mwaanga

Veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga has told Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba that he is disappointed and angry with his conduct.

Mwaanga a former Diplomat and ex-Foreign Affairs Minister has told Kalaba that he is being childish in the manner he is handling issues adding that his threats at him have no substance.

Below is what Mwaanga commonly known as VJ full response:

I sent Kalaba the following initial response ” Hon Minister , I have received your letter dated 20th April, 2016, concerning the printing of ballot papers by ECZ in Dubai .

I am very disappointed and angry that you held a press briefing and made remarks before verifying what i had actually said. My statement was in writing as always and i expected you to verify what i had actually said.

I have been a Chief Election Observer in Uganda and have established very strong links with its people and civil society. All i was saying is that there is information available on blogs and websites in Uganda containing information about dictator Yoweri Museveni which required “verification”. What is wrong with verification? I am a consumate diplomat I choose my words very carefully”. The second part of my message to Kalaba.”

Now the media are calling me to find out if I have received your letter. Minister, this is childish and shows immaturity and lack of seriousness in dealing with issues.

As I have already said, everything is reduced to cheap politics and electioneering. I know my rights and obligations as a mature citizen and your threats are without substance and meaning. What I talked about had nothing to do with diplomacy, a field I know and understand. It had to do with verification of where the printing of ballot for the people of Zambia will take place. You are not a replacement for the people . You and your government are servants of the people and not their masters. Since you have chosen this path of public confrontation and not engagement, I am ready for a marathon and not a sprint run.”

Vernon Mwaanga

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18 Responses to VJ angry with Foreign Minister Kalaba

  1. Agreed with VJ. These jackals in Govt think that they are gods to lecture everybody what to say and behave. Tell them off these swines VJ. They are just empty heads without directions. Scared little men.

    Lucy
    April 22, 2016 at 10:47 am
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  2. That’s one Vernon Johnson Mwanga. Who is Kalaba to threaten VJ who I call am institution in his own right. The man is too big for you Harry.

    ZAMBIAN
    April 22, 2016 at 10:48 am
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  3. The one who is being childish is this same guy VJ. He is just a Upnd cadre. He is behaving as if he has never been a Diplomat before. U have out lived your usefulness Old man. We don’t need your advice. Keep it within Upnd
    You just a simple Casanova

    Jimmy
    April 22, 2016 at 11:14 am
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    • Very very true. VJ is trying hard to remain relevant, whatever the motive, I don’t care. Or perhaps the loss of access to state resources has cut his access to professional hules. Mr. Mwanga please behave like a respectable statesman. Stop antagonizing the state. You had your chance.

      HH azinama!
      April 22, 2016 at 11:46 pm
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    • Let this man so called VJ talk because every one knows this man he’s been pretending to be a diplomat in many countries whilst he is a king of rigging election he is an expert in swindling election

      bambo
      April 24, 2016 at 5:42 am
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  4. @Jimmy learn to distiguish between national and partisan issues. If VJ supports UPND,does that take away his rights to comment on important issues which you actually appear to be above your comprehension?

    makululu
    April 22, 2016 at 11:45 am
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  5. VJ is international political heavyweight, well placed in own unmatched style.

    M'phinganjira
    April 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm
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    • If that were true, he would have won awards by now like his former cohorts. Instead the international community knows him for drug dealing and womanizing. Check it out.

      HH azinama!
      April 22, 2016 at 11:51 pm
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  6. Yes he is but he has belittled himself , he sounds childish in his outbursts.
    If he was a heavy weight he must have respected himself.
    As he said he went into retirement, why resurrect now what does he want to prove to us

    nshilimubemba
    April 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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  7. The Cassanova is dead brock.The only party ready to receive finished politicians such as him is UPND.That is the party for time wasters .He is a self confessed dirty drug dealer without any sound moral for senior fellow like him.He is a disgrace who does not command an iota of respect.What a lost investment!!!Hon Kalaba,just forget about this finished old tribalist.He Is used to old backward dirty politics.What marathon can he run today that he failed to run during KK,Ftj,Levy or Sata?Tell him he is too old to scare this generation.He used to fight with stones,amalegeni and impikiso,but today we fight war whilst taking a cup of coffee.2016 vote for Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

    Chintuchilumbamopo
    April 22, 2016 at 5:36 pm
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  8. So Mr Consumate diplomat who chooses his words carefully, remind us why you were fired by Levy Mwanawasa.

    Panda
    April 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm
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    • Very good and relevant question!

      HH azinama!
      April 22, 2016 at 11:58 pm
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  9. The one being childish is you Mr. Mwaanga. Surely can you cite Zambian watchdog as a credible source? You can not make statement on the basis of an online tabloid. For people that went to proper schools, you cannot cite certain publications in any statement. Most tabloids make statements which are unverified. And for you to go to town on an issue you dont know about is a the highest level of childness and stupidity. Just be man enough and apologize. This cadreism is stopping you to think. How sad and what a way to end a career!

    Mwaanga needs Help
    April 22, 2016 at 7:09 pm
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  10. Mwanga z just a wasted politician. what can he advice KALABA? his brain is still smoked that is why he thinks the way used to leag elections even others still have the same mentality. if H.E. EDGAR LUNGU managed to win when PF was under fire, what can hinder him to win this time wen piece in a party still flourishing? think big upnd supporters otherwise u will cry.

    Hakahinde
    April 22, 2016 at 7:51 pm
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  11. Bush man, Kalaba is another is an idiot, how can he compare Our VJ,. Just keep counting your time is numbered come August. He was the youngest diplomat at 21, what can you tell us BUSHMAN

    Mutale chomba
    April 23, 2016 at 12:13 am
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  12. Zibabantu zakuchula you are making noise for nothing,Vj doe not need poverty founders to continue leading the country coz he has heart for the people,He does not want Misisi poverty to contaminate the whole country and end up looting hard working people’s shops.Its only UPND which has dreams of sending poverty back to kuku compound, Zibantu zakuchula

    Mwamba Kabiki
    April 23, 2016 at 10:31 am
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  13. I can’t not believe a minister who is supposed to protect a citizen of a country he represents threatening a Zambian that should another country take you to court you are on your own. Malabisi a Zambian ministers.

    Xavier Chungu
    April 24, 2016 at 3:32 am
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  14. I salute the stance and honestness of honourable VJ Mwaanga.I think we must support his call for a better Zambia and also advice honourable Kalaba that its better to invest in the pipo of Zambia to build himself a better legacy for his name than doing a wrong thing at this particular time.

    Charles chilemo
    April 24, 2016 at 4:43 am
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