UPND says it will report Kambwili to the International Community

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Opposition Party for National Development (UPND) says it will report government spokesperson Chishimba Kabwili to the international community for the alleged derogatory remarks he uttered during the Sunday interview program on Zambia national Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).


The opposition party is also considering taking legal action against the national broadcaster for allowing the government spokesperson issue tribal remarks against their party without taking any reactive statement from the party.


UPND National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango noted that according to penal code 87 of the laws of Zambia, it is a criminal offence for any person to utter tribal statements against another adding that such statements are divisive and injurious.


She stated that anyone in the forefront of giving a hate speech is guilty of an offence, citing Patriotic Front Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri, the Secretary General Davis Chama, and government spokesperson Kambwili, as perpetrators of hate speech and tribal remarks.


“We have decided to report this matter to the United Nation International Rapporteur, and the Genocide Watch, over the derogatory remarks ba Chishimba Kabwili made on national broadcaster, we have demanded for a slot on the ZNBC to enable us react to the statement that the minister made because we thought that is the principle for any media house to do so, but the national broadcaster has faulted in this area, ” Nalumango, a former Minister and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly said.


She added, “UPND will take legal action against the national broadcaster and we demand that the levis we pay be scrapped off as it is not benefiting the tax payers. We are a democratic country.”


Ms. Nalumango noted that UPND is not a tribal party because electorates don’t choose leaders to come and change other people’s tribe.


“Am a tabwa and no one can change my tribe his lunda (pointing at Charles kakoma)! We didn’t vote for one to come and change our tribe because this is criminal,” she said.


And on the matter to take ZNBC to court Ms Nalumango said if citizens rose to take the national broadcaster to court for alleged unprofessionalism, the entire management would be removed.


Meanwhile UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma says Mr. Kambwili should be barred from entering countries like the United Kingdom (UK) because they are immune to such acts.


But Patriotic Front Lusaka province Youth chairperson Kennedy kamba says UPND members were just guilty at the remarks that government spokesperson Kambwili uttered during a Sunday interview.


Last week government spokesperson Kambwili stated that there are tribes in the country where even if Jesus Christ stood in their territory they would not vote for him.


Mr. Kamba noted that Mr. Kabwili did not mention any province when he made the illustration but is surprised that the reaction came from the opposition UPND party alone.


He stated that the issue is eating them up because they are the ones who are tribal and wondered why other tribes have not reacted in the manner they have done.


Mr. Kamba however maintained that the opposition UPND party is a tribal party from the time president Hakainde Hichilema took over compared to the patriotic front which he claimed has embraced all tribes and demonstrated leadership.


22 Responses to UPND says it will report Kambwili to the International Community

  1. Znbc is a total shame and disgrace. How do they allow one person to attack one region and in this case Southern Province without allowing any of the people from that region to have a say on chishimba, s alleged tribalism among the tongas. One does not need to speculate the tribe chishimba Kambwili was referring to in his innuendos, he was referring to Tongas. what wrong have the Tonga people done to be insulted by one individual simply because upend has a stronghold in their region? I am one of those who got offended by Kambwili, s tribal remarks throughout znbc Sunday interview. I kindly and humbly make a passionate
    appeal to znbc management never to allow politicians who are very divisive and insensitive o other people, s feelings to feature on such programmes. I am disappointed with znbc mamanagement.I watch different tv channels where political debates are aired but one thing that comes out clearly is that there is substance from the same and management in charge of those tv stations seem to have clear policy guidelines which anchors of such programmes follow and participants adhere to.

    January 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm

  2. Fellow Zambians, my dear beloved brothers and sisters, time has come to wake up from slumber and if need be to take ZNBC and the Zambian government to court for abuse of our national institutions. Can anyone explain to me if there is any reason why Zambians should be subjected to paying TV licenses going by what is happening at ZNBC today ? What is really the purpose ? There is very urgent need to sue the ZNBC management and the Zambian government for stealing money from the public through TV licenses in order to use it for their fake propaganda which has led everything about this country into the woods.

    Furthermore, if there will be any change of government this year, there will be need to revisit and revise the Police Service system because in its current state, it is a total disaster to Zambia and the Zambians. I would opt to see all top police service officers fired because they are a disappointment in all their assigned roles.

    Howard Chininga
    January 17, 2016 at 4:54 am

  3. You UPND CADRES and your Ka god HH you insult and belittle our beloved President day and nite yet we take no action against you. So as long as you continue with your hate speech on Zambian Watchdogs we will also continue calling you what you really are TRIBALISTS, !

    January 17, 2016 at 6:33 am

    • And you only have 7 mths to do so. You better finish your hate speech now or you will die sad.

      January 17, 2016 at 7:02 am

    • we mbwa wee.

      January 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  4. the first thing to do is take yo leader and sponsor of watchdog to court and stop the hate and tribal speech then u can sue znbc and the govt of zambia…..dont think ur cleaver and that the law shud favor u in any case ba idiot u will neva take yo leader to plot one mayb in 2099 bafikala

    January 17, 2016 at 7:33 am

    • I we chikambwili kwati chilimutoileti chilenya a mafi efwo chiletumbula amenso. Chalilandikisha kwati chanakashi. Hoppo face kambwili.

      January 17, 2016 at 8:22 am

    • Umubembe.com you sound bitter.Be civilized my man.you will just die of heart attack.lol lol Zambians have decided to remove Lungu and put HH in 2016.its democracy kwasila.

      January 17, 2016 at 10:24 am

  5. If i may ask why is upnd guilty!
    I watched the all interview kambwili never mention southern province or tongas so why are you guilty! Even if you go to the international community nothing will be done, what information do you have against kambwili! Zero.

    January 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

  6. Just to remind you, Zambia is not a country owned by one tribe but 73 tribes which have united to make one body.politician’s who use vouger language to insight division are not leaders we need in government. Our friends are busy finding ways of solving issue’s affecting their economy’s and developments but us we are busy fighting. Let’s change our altitude and watch for those that bring division,that we don’t need them in higher office.

    January 17, 2016 at 10:09 am

  7. We have a lot to do,our graduates are leaving this country to go and earn a living else. Why this happening?who are going to bring ideas of development. The more you continue fighting investors are busy reaping your resources. So brothers let’s unite and forge ahead.

    January 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

  8. Kabwili Chishimba may think is very clever and is gotten away with this , but knowing the way the British and American govts operate, he should be rest assured that he won’t have it easy to enter these two countries even is the petition has floped. He is bound to be interrogated for hours next time he tries to get a visa and travels.
    Actually UPND should forward their complaints to the two embassies in Lusaka so that it is on record and next time he shows his ugly face they will first have a look on his file.

    January 17, 2016 at 10:45 am

  9. mutale whateva,u dont reason well,did ck insult tongas or he jst a group frm a certain province,be realistic and leave ck alone,kamayo iwe

    January 17, 2016 at 11:52 am

  10. Don’t forget to report your president of plundering national resources in the name of Liquadating and Privatisation of Mines and Zambian Companies as well

    January 17, 2016 at 12:43 pm

  11. UPND is always blinded by neo-colonialism

    January 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm

  12. upnd is a party for fools and useless tribalist. this chaps for sure can deny jesus and vote for their ka small god ka hh

    January 17, 2016 at 5:42 pm

  13. What UPND must do is to find the way of removing this problem of tribalism from the part,if they faill to remove this single problem how are they going to remove the manx problems which the nation is facing. Ask yrself as a part when did this problem started? How far has the problem gone in the part and is it affecting the part. This tribalism started when HH tooj the leadership of Upnd. HH can be a good leader but this problem of tribalism. Goi on the radion,meet Tongas here in lusaka hear them talk about Upnd and HH it is like their baby and the dont believe any other person can lead them,only HH or a Tonga.The make him to be superman who knows everything and it is getting into him and made him even to insult Lungu that he is the failler.

    January 17, 2016 at 6:16 pm

  14. I am not Bemba. Lets call a spade a spade and not a spade a pick.
    Tongas a tribal. The more they deny the more this issue will continue.

    If UPND forms govt this year (God Forbid) then the Nation will know how tribal our colleagues are. I always laugh at non Tongas being used by UPND. Wait and you will see how they will dump you.

    Non Partisan
    January 18, 2016 at 5:54 am

    • Why tell us that you are not Bemba before attacking Tongas? In other words, you are aware that it is Bembas who are fond of attacking Tongas. There is high probability that you are Bemba but you are using this as a front. Are you a supreme being to know what UPND will become if it forms government? If indeed UPND will be dominated by Tongas if they form government, then posterity will judge them. If the Zambian citizens will be dissatisfied with UPND, then they can either impeach the President or kick UPND out after their first five years.

      PF Die Hard.
      January 18, 2016 at 10:41 am

  15. Tongas are tribalists, wherever they are, whatever they do, even here at our work place when you are in a group and discussing issues in English and if there is a tonga he will contribute in English, but immediately another tonga joins the group they will change from English to tonga, even in the carteen they like sitting on one table and the start speaking tonga, they always isolate themselves, these guys are tribalists no doubt about it.

    January 18, 2016 at 8:33 am

    • Peter my brother!!! You have a sacred name but your thoughts are impure. For you, it is fine if someone in a group speaks Bemba or Nyanja. But if someone in a group speaks Tonga, Lozi, Lenje, Luvale etc, it becomes tribalism. It is your responsibility as a Zambia to endeavour to learn the major Zambian languages so that you wont conclude that it is tribalism when people use other languages other than Bemba. When Bemba people are making statements like “teti tuvotele umutonga” or “umutonga teti ateke”, do you think it is right? If we are objective as Zambians, we must admit that we currently have a problem in Zambia and this problem can only be resolved if incumbent presidents can ensure that different regions of this country are well represented. No tribe is superior than other tribes. Peter, God will punish you for making such allegations that could potentially lead to genocide.

      January 18, 2016 at 10:16 am

  16. Peter you are very foolish and you dont have manners .
    There is nothing wrong to speak your mother language. Even us Bembas do speak amidst other tribes. you are an idiot and fucked up .

    January 18, 2016 at 8:50 am

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