Kambwili explains his absence from Parliament

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Kambwili pose for a photo with his family

Roan Patriotic Front Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has dismissed reports making rounds that he with the UPND MPs boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s address to Parliament.


Kambwili and some UPND MPs were not in the House on Friday when President Lungu addressed Parliament.


But Kambwili has come out saying his absence was not a boycott. He says he is on leave in UK.


“I am so shocked about insinuations that I have boycotted the parliamentary address by his excellency the president Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu along with the UPND MPs.


First and foremost I am on leave, I have an illness in the family and I have been in the United Kingdom since Monday. It is absurd for people to create such malice especially at a difficult time like this for me and my family. President Lungu is the duly elected President of Zambia and I urge my colleagues in the UPND to accept this fact and move with time, our country faces a number of difficulties which require collective effort from all of us,” said Kambwili.


“I informed his excellency of my whereabouts and I got permission from my chief whip. It is therefore unfortunate for individuals to fabricate lies.”


9 Responses to Kambwili explains his absence from Parliament

  1. If E C L was duly elected ,did get the 50 plus 1% or 51% of the votes as per constitution? Let us not promote an illegality.

    March 18, 2017 at 1:32 am

  2. President Lungu and the PF are very serious jokers. President and the PF never won the election. Even after rigging the election, results showed that they never reached the 51% demanded by the Constitution. This is confirmed by two very important actions by President Lungu as follows: (1) His refusal to hand-over power to the Speaker of the National Assembly during the UPND Petition which in itself is a very serious case which is still waiting for him in the courts of law, dead or alive. (2) His interference in the Constitution Court for the latter to freely carry out its duties and maybe his arrest of people like Obvious Mwaliteta. Lungu and PF, from the above observations and not opinions, you never won the August 11, 2016 elections until you re-open the UPND Petition so that the whole Nation and the World knows who the real winner of that election was. But during that time, you should hand over power to the Speaker! Dont just blame the UPND MPs for not accepting you. Look at your actions too. Every action has a re-action, mind you!

    March 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

  3. HH wil never. Ever win elections in zambia.let him just forget and go to hell with his mps.zambia belongs to Bembas and eastenrs not tongas.upnd is a party for tongas only.lungu is dully elected presdnt of zambia and its people.enjo your presidnt sir lungu.r.p lusaka

    March 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

  4. imbwa rodrick

    March 18, 2017 at 7:28 pm

  5. that’s what you think in that watermelon you’re carrying on top of your body in place of a head.your brain is contaminated with’re saying that Zambia is for Bembas&Easterner only?I would have believed you,only if you were God or Jesus.

    March 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm

  6. Rodrick dog of pf.

    kabompo boy
    March 18, 2017 at 7:58 pm

  7. The President should seriously tell the Judiciary to process the petition. No one is benefitting from this impasse. For God’s sake the matter is before the courts of law.

    Leadership is a serious matter
    March 19, 2017 at 6:02 am

  8. Zambia the real Africa a Christian nation So God help us

    March 19, 2017 at 10:05 pm

  9. Just go back to the Constitution and you will be guided adequately. The President does not have the powers to instruct the judiciary to do anything. If people expect that when HH comes to power he will be instructing the judiciary to do what he wants or what his supporters want then we are in deep trouble.

    March 20, 2017 at 9:03 am

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