“95% of Presidential Aspirants are Bemba”

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By Yona Musukwa

Harry Kalaba

Mwebantu, have you noticed that over 95% of political wrangles, expulsions, presidential ambitions and power plays in all political parties, a Bemba is involved.

In MMD, we have two Bembas, Felix Mutati and Nevers Mumba fighting for Presidency.

In UPND, a Bemba, GBM just resigned after being suspended. In NDC, we have 2 Bembas Mwenya Musenge and Chishimba Kambwili in serious cat fights. Another Luapula Bemba, Harry Kalaba, just got expelled from PF for wanting the top job.


Another Bemba, KBF, has just announced that he wants the top job. Now add to that list, the many Bembas running mickey mouse political parties.

Why is it that we have too many bemba politicians wanting to be presidents than any other tribe? Could this be about Bemba hegemony?

What is this talk about the Bemba vote and every politician looking for it? Does it mean without the so called Bemba vote, one can’t be President? And so far, whenever a sitting president dies, an Easterner takes over.

MMD President Nevers Mumba
Felix Mutati

5 Responses to “95% of Presidential Aspirants are Bemba”

  1. All Zambians have a birth right to aspire for any office in the country, if you do not want to aspire you don’t stop others, it all about confidence in what you can do.
    I for one like progressive people because they are action oriented, life can be boring without new thoughts and aspirations.
    Let people get what belongs to them however there is work hard work to achieve your goal it takes courageous men to withstand the shocks of being leaders.

    April 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm

  2. Tell other tribes to contest. The Bembas who are contesting are within their rights, just like the rest of the other tribes who currently do not wish to participate.
    So, instead of sitting writing, go out and engage, urge, persuade, if not coerce the members of other tribes to contest.

    Lavu Zulu
    April 28, 2019 at 11:34 am

  3. Statistically, Bembas are the largest ethnic group in Zambia. Put in general, they occupy Central, C/B, Muchinga, Luapula and Northern Provinces.
    It’s the reason, unethical polotitians, like Sata(MHSRIEP), cleverly brought in the tribal spin, knowing very well that at the time, requiring a simple majority, he had a better chance against HH and RB; and it worked.
    So, to answer your question, it’s difficulty to without Bemba vote.

    Lavu Zulu
    April 28, 2019 at 11:46 am

  4. Anyone can write something they have observed, learnt and seen.There’s nothing wrong with that. If I can learn something from one’s article, there’s no problem. If I can’t learn anything, I leave it without commenting negatively.

    But why
    April 28, 2019 at 2:33 pm

  5. Well, maybe its time a Bemba by tribe ruled because no Bemba has ascended to the Presidency so far. Just check Kenneth Kaunda, Fredrick Jacob Titus Chiluba, Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, Micheal Chilufya Sata and Edgar Chagwa Lungu. I notice that despite all the noise about so called big tribes, it is still the so called small tribes who have produced presidents so far. Interesting isn’t it???

    Andy Mutinta
    April 29, 2019 at 11:21 am

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