UPND adopts Mukata’s concubine in Chilanga

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Charmaine Musonda

The opposition UPND has adopted jailed former Member of Parliament Keith Mukata’s concubine Charmaine Musonda as  it’s candidate for Chilanga by-elections.

Charmaine Musonda was arrested with Mukata and jointly charged with murder. She was with Mukata when he shot dead his guard at his office in the night but she was acquitted by the High Court.

The development has excited the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) who have charged to de-campaign the UPND using the murder case.

The adoption has also not been received well by some UPND cadres who are also accusing Ms Musonda to have broken the marriage of Mukata and his wife.

“I’m a great believer that the supreme quality of anybody aspiring for political office is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether the person wins today. In the long run things will fall apart.

As a person who champions honesty and integrity in those aspiring for political office.
I have distanced myself from UPND over the Chilanga adoption.Nevertheless, I wish both the candidate and party well. And will continue supporting them in other endeavours, just not on this one. Home-wreckers are not my things,” stated Musamba Mumba a UK based UPND Supporter.

Hakabwebwa Mwaya said, “the last thing the people of Chilanga want is to associate themselves with is Keith Mukata’s name. Why pick someone who will be reminding the electorate of terrible circumstances under which the past MP was incarcerated? This is just so WRONG.”

But UPND insiders say the party is playing at getting sympathy vote from Chilanga residents following the conviction and sentencing to death of their former MP.



7 Responses to UPND adopts Mukata’s concubine in Chilanga

  1. Wrong call, a typical case of lacking strategy in determining popularity for who to nominate. This is a top down decision I am afraid this seat will forever slip away from UPND. Though a good thing to engage women I wonder who these people chosen by PF and UPND are. Apathy will rule in this election, do mark my words!

    May 2, 2018 at 12:15 am

  2. UPND: Kiss Chilanga constituency goodbye. Stupin UPND if this is true.

    May 2, 2018 at 6:08 am

  3. Pliz UPND give a listening ear Iam a strong supporter but if u go on with this woman u are losing it out mark my words. This is a very wrong decision pliz do some thing

    namalambo price
    May 2, 2018 at 8:35 am

  4. The court could not pin her down for reasons that she was not the killer of the guard. This is a technicality, but what is possible is that a decision to kill could have been made by both. She was with Mukata at the time of shooting. She was an accomplice, and equally culpable. There was no alibi pleaded. Unfortunately the prosecutors failed to establish this simple connection.

    May 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm

  5. ” ONLY A TONGA MUST LEAD UPND” says Sejani. Some of us are not shocked that this tribal grouping has resolved to adopt this woman for chilanga bye election because we know that UPND has no code of ETHICS. ETHICS should have guided them to choose a better candidate than this one. This is so a big blessing in disguise to PF that they will find it easy to dislodge UPND. These people claim to be more educated than anybody else outside UPND now look at their decisions; so pathetic that every one is shocked including their die hard supporters. It is now written on the wall for every one to see that the political fortunes of UPND are now diminishing at the faster rate than before and I wonder what we will remain of UPND when they lose in 2021 ( which is most likely). HH A TICKING TIME BOMB TO ZAMBIA’S PEACE & SECURITY.

    saimbwende saimbwende
    May 2, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    • They are now planing to adopt HH as there Chilanga cadidete. KiKiKiKiKi

      May 2, 2018 at 4:46 pm

  6. Absolutely disgraceful. Win at any cost, principles be damned.

    May 2, 2018 at 6:41 pm

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