Nawakwi denounces tribal politics

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nawakwiOpposition FDD President Edith Nawakwi says Southern Province will not run the country as a province if their leaders continue issuing tribal statements whenever they go to campaign in the province.

And Ms. Nawakwi has challenged candidates that are looking down on her that she cannot run the country on account of her gender to produce their Curriculum Vitae (CVs) for people to judge.

Speaking when she addressed a mammoth rally in Monze on Wednesday the opposition leader said there is no one province that can win and govern the country without the help of other provinces.

She said Southern Province will remain in opposition in for decades if their leaders continued to preach tribalism whenever they address them.

The FDD Leader observed that the province has for the last 15 years voted for UPND but the party continues to be in opposition an indication that it needs support from other provinces to govern.

“I hear one of the leaders told people in this province that it is your duty to vote for him because he is your brother, please reject such statements because you can’t just vote for someone because of
tribe.

When your leaders come telling you that chase them. Tell them to go back to Lusaka and continue drinking coffee because now there is only one tribe called Zambia. she said.

And Ms. Nawakwi has challenged candidates telling people not to vote for her because is a woman to produce their CVs and compare with hers for people to judge who is the most qualified to take up the nation’s top job.

She said she has served as Minister for ten years and as MP for two different constituencies for 15years something no candidate among the eleven candidates can boast of.

“Edgar Lungu went to tell people in Isoka that don’t vote for Nawakwi because she is a woman but let me tell him that he has just acted as president for 11 days and that does not make him qualified to be President of this country.

No one among the rest 10 knows how to negotiate for the country more than I do. I was Minister in four different Ministries for 10 years and MP for fifteen years in two different constituencies show me anyone who has this CV among the rest, none!.

Besides a woman is in charge of the strongest in economy in the world so what is Edgar talking about. And this same man is still clinging on to the name of late President Michael Sata. Does it mean he can’t sale himself without using the late president’s name and image?” she questioned.

And the Opposition FDD President has threatened to report Tourism Minister and Mandevu MP Jean Kapata to the police and the Electoral Commission of Zambia if she continues tearing down her campaign posters.

The opposition leader says Ms. Kapata should not take the confusion in her party to the FDD as the party does not engage in uncivilized politics which was an order of the day in the ruling PF.

Ms. Nawakwi said her party has carried out issued based campaigns and would not allow uncivilized elements from other political parties to tarnish the good name and reputation the party has so far earned.

“Ms. Kapata is on rampage organizing and supervising youths to tear down our posters in Mandevu Constituency after realizing that our party is spreading like bush fire in the area. She knows that she has lost her popularity in her constituency and now she is venting her anger at my posters.” Ms. Nawakwi said.

Ms. Kapata has been accused of personally supervising the tearing down posters of FDD president Edith Nawakwi in Roma her residential area and other areas in Mandevu constituency and threatening to beat up taxi drivers who have been helping the FDD leader to put up posters in the area.

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12 Responses to Nawakwi denounces tribal politics

  1. Tribal politics are likely to disadvantage our good future president HH.
    This perception must be purged before its too late.
    Zambia is bigger than Southern province.

    Hon Munkombwe and Sylvia Masebo are doing much harm to UPND, i feel they
    have to be sidelined at the moment.

    Voter
    January 15, 2015 at 3:32 pm
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  2. After hh you are there next president.

    Jay jay
    January 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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  3. I want to challenge every one who says UPND is tribal to first list me the UPND,FDD,PF,MMD esecutive committee.
    Secondly give me a year when HH said vote for me because am from Southern province.

    Am waiting!

    RED SQUARE
    January 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm
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    • He has never said but by being mute on the issue makes him guilty as charged

      Chanda
      January 16, 2015 at 10:40 am
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  4. Failures will always hang on to the talk of tribe even when they know very well that HH has never produced any word to solicit for votes using tribe. The UPND has clearly disassociated itself from what Mr Munkombwe,Provincial PF chairman,who said what he said as a representative of PF at a UPND rally. That Munkombwe was PF’s envoy to the UPND rally and was only saying what his party had instructed him to say which they strongly believe in as PF.

    python
    January 15, 2015 at 5:09 pm
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  5. If its Nawaki´s party it doesn’t matter whether they are only people from his party- That is not tribalism but when its a Tonga its tribalism. I will be very happy to learn that in every voting Southern is giving HH 100%. Let us be wise and reflect on the voting pattern in Zambia. Nawaki is simply a useless lady that is why she is not even married. No wise man can marry such calibre of a lady

    yugoslavia the land of south slavis
    January 15, 2015 at 5:16 pm
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  6. I can’t vote for a woman coz their minds are limted and dengerous (eg)the most fiercest animal in the wilderness is the lioness,who betrayed Samson its a woman,who brought death a woman,a mosquito which brings malaria anophelas,dengerous person on zambian politics Edith Nawakwi

    Dr.Leakey
    January 15, 2015 at 9:16 pm
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  7. Nawakwi Knws That Was A PF Minister Who Said That Why Is She Diveting It?

    Mastchko
    January 16, 2015 at 8:06 am
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  8. CAN WHAT RUPIAH, DORA SILIYA AND MUHABI LUNGU DID TO MUMBA COMPARE TO MUNKOMBWE MERELY SUPPORTING HH.

    AFTER THAT THEY HAVE GONE AHEAD AND ENDORSED LUNGU AND SAID HE IS THEIR OWN, BUT I NEVER HEARD NAWAKWI SAY ANYTHING AGAINST THIS.

    THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT LET US SUPPORT WHO WE WANT TO BECAUSE ALL ARE EQUAL BEFORE GOD.

    JUST IN KAPIRI, YOU SAW WHAT RUPIAH WAS DOING, IT HAS PAINED US SO SEE MUHABI FALL SO LOW, ESPECIALLY THAT I WAS WITH HIM AT CAMPUS, HE WAS VIBRANT, BUT PEOPLE LIKE RUPIAH HAVE DMAGED HIS BRAIN, IF HE HAS ANY AT ALL

    abuntu
    January 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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  9. Nawakwi has nothing to offer. Afetr all all these tribal comments are peddled by the same people from the North of which Nawakwi is a part. Remove the log in your eyes before you point at what others have in their eyes

    Hammer
    January 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm
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  10. This Is Why I Say Upnd Is A Group Of Fools. Why Would You Let Your Oponent To Speak For You? Total Madness. Kwena Hh Is Dull. When Munkombwe Came To Upnd, You Were Flying. He Speaks Useless, No He Is Pf. Who Are You? Upnd Is Tribal, Period. Nawakwi You Are The Most Qualified But Your Time Is Very Far. I Hope You Wont Be Old By Then. Ifintu Ni Lungu.

    Mula
    January 17, 2015 at 10:24 am
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  11. Tongas have never been tribal.Those who accuse Tongas to be tribal, are the ones who are tribal. If Tongas were tribal, Mainza chona was not going to give Kaunda the leadership of UNIP. There are many examples we can give to show that a Tonga is not tribal. MMD was formed by Auther Wina and VJ but these two Men gave the leadership of MMD to Chiluba. Where is tribalism here?

    You only misjudge the Tongas. The Tongas do not want crooks to run this country. That is the contention. Tongas want quality leaders. Nawakwi who is talking about tribalism. Did she not see Sata how he was tribal, why didn’t she complain. Sata had picked Nawakwi and Chipimo to accompany him to Brazil. Sata was anti-Tonga, but Nawakwi was quiet. Simple comment Munkombwe made,she opens her mouth, as if she is not tribal.

    Aaron Muzambalika
    January 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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