GBM rubbishes Masebo’s alarming statement on porous Zambian airspace

As the internal PF wrangles now threaten the peace and security of the country, Defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba has come out to rubbish the alarming statement from his Tourism counterpart, Silvia Masebo that foreign airplanes can freely enter and leave the country undetected.

According to the state owned but PF controlled ZNBC 13:15 news, Mr. Mwamba who himself is a culprit of previously issuing alarming statements, said it was not possible for any foreign aircraft to enter and leave the Zambian air space without detection.

Mr. Mwamba’s attempt to water down the security threat created by his counterpart Ms. Masebo, who is in the Winter Kabimba camp, comes after the reported panic by the Zambian security wings after she revealed that the Zambian airspace was so porous that foreign aircrafts were entering and leaving the country poaching government trophy.

It is so far not clear where the Commander in Chief and Head of State president Michael Sata is hiding when senior government and party officials are differing in public even on issues that endanger the country’s security situation.

And sources close to GBM said he was extremely furious with Masebo’s behaviour to undermine him in the name of fighting Winter Kabimba and Fred Mmembe’s battles that has now been extended to endangering the country’s security.

Sources with the PF and government said GBM was particularly annoyed with today’s Post newspaper editorial that has again questioned his integrity to hold his position as minister of Defence.

The editorial read in part :

“In 2012, the year that has just ended, we were able to listen to our leaders say about what they feel they are in government for, in politics for. Some have been very brazen about it. For instance, Geoffrey Mwamba has made it very clear that he is in politics to benefit, lift his businesses, which were troubled under the MMD government. That is what he said he is in government for. But he still is in government despite making this clear to the Zambian people and to the appointing authorities. What can the Zambian people reasonably expect from Geoffrey, having clearly stated his mission in politics and government. And what are the appointing authorities expecting from Geoffrey, given his personally stated mission in politics and government.”

Sources said GBM feels demeaned by the Winter camp that has now questioned the powers of the president who has appointed him to serve in government.

 

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181 Responses to "GBM rubbishes Masebo’s alarming statement on porous Zambian airspace"

  1. Kipara Matata  January 6, 2013 at 08:24

    Where is DPP to take action against spreading of rumors most likely to cause disturbance of peace and order? Still busy with HH indiscretion or it’s the case of “some pigs were more pigs than other pigs”?

  2. Martin Munsaka  January 5, 2013 at 22:00

    Where are we heading with all these insults, may God save zambia.

  3. kangwe edwared  January 5, 2013 at 07:00

    Have found the offices of watch dog. In kalundu and chongwe wynter kibmbe has shares aswell

  4. kangwe edwared  January 5, 2013 at 06:57

    Pf for gee chikala chobe mu satanoko pf we ruling

  5. DJ  January 4, 2013 at 18:50

    He woke up and without thinking said there was an Army in Lukulu. Place holder, useless

  6. Priscilla Namukoko  January 4, 2013 at 17:43

    Where is the civil avaiation to give their side of the story? Its not possible to fly the plane without clearance from NAC. That can be a danger in case of an accident. Masebo pls do not be emotional when dealing with such matters. Its not possible to just go in the sky. Yes its possible with a van to go anywhere but not in the sky. Unless the minister tells us that there is corruption in the manner some planes are cleared then we will agree with her. I totally disagree with her on this one.

    • peter  January 5, 2013 at 10:50

      Don’t blame masebo just becoz you DON’T understand aviation. Airstrips like those.in kafue and luangwa National parks don’t need the Controller’s permission at Tower to takeoff or to land, it needs permission from the owners of the named park. Here we are talking aof small planes that carry Not more than 10 people. We call these carravan. They are not complicated indeed. Leave masebo alone. Infact, if your don’t know it’s wise to shutup becoz even a fool is considered wise.
      It is very posible for a small plane that flies below 20000feet to enter any place flying just above trees without anyone from an Airport controlling the captain, land in Kafue National Park,leave and go to Luangwa without entering the radars of NCL.

      • plato  January 5, 2013 at 13:41

        please get your facts right. no flying object that is not invisible to raider can enter our airspace without being detected by ZAF. stealth planes cost anything between US$200 MILLION and US$2 BILLION. just check the price of an F/A 22 Rapture or B2 BOMBER. Such planes cannot be afforded. by these smugglers. if honorable masebo is right, then it means the men and women who man our raiders both at MAC and ZAF are working with the smugglers.

  7. Kaliza  January 4, 2013 at 12:33

    If the President, inspite of all the DAILY security briefs he gets, is unaware of the state of our security in regard to our airspace it worries me no end. In this case why not replace him with Sylvia Masebo who seems to have better security briefs than the President?

  8. shaka  January 4, 2013 at 10:45

    Masebo is right, GBM is a very corrupt man and his home affairs counterpart is worse because he is ever drunk and can not know what is happening, dont just blame Masebo for issuing that statement because she knows what she is talking about.

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  10. kennedy  January 4, 2013 at 08:12

    please is this man our chief of the armed forces? Please this man is tired let him be an adviser only not in the fo front he wont manage to run the country,or take him to chitulika village in mpika.

  11. KK to remarry  January 4, 2013 at 08:06

    WHERE IS CHANDA CHIIMBA 3, I MISS HIM

    • Watchman  January 4, 2013 at 11:27

      hahahaha.

    • Rude Monk  January 4, 2013 at 18:43

      I miss him too. But I am in touch with his videos on YouTube. My favorite is: ” His Mouth, His Greatest Ennemy”. It’s really some kind of Prophecy!

      • KAZIONELE WEKA  January 4, 2013 at 18:57

        PLEASE WE NEED THAT ONE BY CHANDA CHIMBA

  12. REBASED ZULU  January 4, 2013 at 07:40

    Are air crafts landing at kasompe airstrip detected.I wonder

  13. petauke  January 4, 2013 at 05:05

    The PF Ministers are the best Zambia had ever had and I know they will change Zambia because alot of issues are coming out and being addressed with ugency,It has ministers who are Mature and able to handle issues positivelly look AT what HON masebo brought out in ZAWA and the connections between airspace and look at what HON GBM responses very exellent responses and quick,it also happened in USA when the embassy in Libya was bombed and the ambassodor to libya killed with 4 other americans in 2012,the CIA was accused of sleeping and the responses from the state department were quick and timelly and the state department worked tirelesly to address the shortcomings so what the ministers are telling us is that there a lot of grey areas which were left by MMD which the government will address,and one should appreciate that these problems started sometime back,Zambia is going in a phase of change in both mind set and altitude as wise we are in the right directions

    • senseless ntombeshako  January 4, 2013 at 05:49

      You must be drank with urine panyo pako.

    • md  January 4, 2013 at 06:05

      r u for real? i cant seem to see which minister your talking about? we have the waste kind of leadership so far that i’ve ever seen and your happy with it?

      • Wenye  January 4, 2013 at 06:55

        to u md the point you have just given is not justified nonsense together with your senseless nt…give your thought, your friend petauke has given his.

    • matako 4  January 4, 2013 at 07:31

      ba petauke are u aware that these chaps who were fired were recently appointed by the president after dissolving the entire ZAWA board? dont blame MMD for every failure of the PF wake up….

    • NewZambia  January 4, 2013 at 08:05

      @PETAUKE,CHANGING MINDSETS AND ATTITUDES DOES NOT NEED TO BE AT THE EXPENSE OF ENDANGERING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, I THINK THAT I SILLY REASONING….WHAT IS WORSE IS ISSUING SERIOUS STATEMENTS WITHOUT CHECKING WITH THE PRESIDENT, @ PETAUKE, ZAMBIA WILL NOT CHANGE WITH SUCH BEHAVIOR OF GOVT. MINISTERS, BUSY KILLING EACH OTHER PUBLICLY, JUST SO THAT YOU @PETAUKE CAN HAVE A PRIVILEGED TO READ ABOUT IT, THATS IRRATIONAL THINKING…AND YOUR PRESIDENT IS EXPOSED TO WEAKNESS OR SLEEPING..
      .
      ITS VERY CLEAR THERE ARE NO PROPER COMMUNICATION LINES, NO CABINET MEETINGS WHERE THEY CAN ADDRESS THESE ISSUES WITH EACH OTHER AS MINISTERS, AND COVER THE PRESIDENT…THERE SEEMS TO BE NO ORDER OF THINGS NOW…

    • Nubian princess  January 4, 2013 at 10:38

      Lovely sarcasm . Lol. He simply means its stupid as clintons dumb response

    • Rude Monk  January 4, 2013 at 18:46

      Mtumbo wanu. It seems you have just taken too much Masebo and others dirty urine. What a a piece of shit of you!

  14. Likman666  January 4, 2013 at 04:29

    pf are a failed government its only been over year they are already deep divisions this party has no structure……..

  15. SAINI  January 4, 2013 at 02:03

    PABWATO….RULING FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS AND BEYOND!!! HH UKOSESHE, NEVERS MUMBA PRISON MASTER!!! HEHEHEE!!

    • Zaza  January 4, 2013 at 03:17

      You must be dreaming PF in your sleep

    • Sikufele  January 4, 2013 at 07:30

      2016 or before will tell.

  16. chanda chisimba  January 4, 2013 at 01:14

    Guys what do you expect when the army commander is sleeping on duty–of course planes will come to zed and leave without detection!!!!!!!

    • kelokelo  January 6, 2013 at 09:04

      chikala the army don’t control the airspace.Be knowledgeable not just opening yo blank mind any how.

  17. Michael Chilufya mumembe  January 4, 2013 at 00:16

    Is GBM telling us that Masebo is lying? Can Masebo give us some facts to prove her point? GBM’s statement and Silvia’s are too divergent, especially that they come from full cabinent ministers from the same party PF. We Zambians demand to know the truth. If indeed Silvia is right, then the Zambia Army is a SLEEPINGDOG, not a WATCHINGDOG, like the ZAMBIAN WATCHDOG which is always alert to matters affecting our beloved Zambia.

  18. Ndeleloshafye  January 4, 2013 at 00:14

    More popcorn please! These ministers are making fools of themselves and the voters that voted them into power!

  19. Zedian  January 3, 2013 at 23:42

    He looks like a kolwe !!!!!

  20. Aka Sam  January 3, 2013 at 23:06

    90 DAYS OF CORRUPTION , WRANGLES AND DIVISIONS IN THE PF GOVERNMENT.

  21. UglySata  January 3, 2013 at 23:05

    Sata is so ugly. Young Dr. Kaseba had to go in for the gold. I am glad ba first left before he became so ugly.

  22. paul mutale  January 3, 2013 at 23:03

    is GBM a stanist or its jst fate that a ucz church colapses and kills a poor man after his 100million donation??? not too long ago he donated musical instruments to kasama catholic church and again people were killed on there way back to kasama.and after this ,he won the election.chikala shako abantu bakwalesa

    • GUNSHOT  January 4, 2013 at 05:32

      Atleast he even goes to church and you the devil you just spend every weeked pe east point mu kabwata! You re more the devil than GBM,

  23. observer  January 3, 2013 at 21:29

    Military fatigue te pyjama, buka iwe Sata, bushe naku bond mwati ulabbaza

    • chuulu  January 4, 2013 at 02:42

      ha ha ha

  24. observer  January 3, 2013 at 21:27

    CNP alemona military fatigue kwati ni pyjama, icalo bapoka kutunyamata utwakwata indeke but uyu munthu alipwa aleuma naminkono pa pass out parade.

    Zambia Airforce should be renamed Zambia Land Force – No presence in the air apart from the Barotseland airspace to scare off villagers while the real threat is not addressed.

    Sata has shown that he is good at being led not leading

    • real deal  January 3, 2013 at 23:42

      Sata has shown that he is not good at anything except making foolish decisions.

      • md  January 4, 2013 at 06:10

        thank you your jsut the nail on the head foolish leader is he.

  25. tm  January 3, 2013 at 21:25

    chanda chimba told u 2 choose btn a cobra & a leader.this z da devil at work.dats y u even won africa cup.sum celebreted & died.every vote counts.zambia 4 sale.

  26. Marvel  January 3, 2013 at 21:17

    Ifipuba ngafyafula eficitika nelyashi ilyankama kulyufwa mu public kamasebo kapuba eficita utumaule.

  27. oga  January 3, 2013 at 21:08

    Its a well known fact that our defence forces are not alert. All the commanders are overweight. All they do is drinking and womanising.During the Kaunda days the presence of defence personnel was
    seen and felt. ZAF planes used to be in the skies and the army was on the march but not anymore. Some people are even expressing shock at Masebo’s revelations maybe they were not there or are too young to know.

  28. zed analist  January 3, 2013 at 20:40

    Please do not misuse words,”auto pilot”.AUTO PILOT means the pilot has keyed in all the necessary to ensure that the plane is on course and can afford to sleep without any problems.BUT sleeping on duty entails endangering all on board because nothing AND nothing has been done by the pilot and the plane is nose diving killing all on board.AM I RIGHT?

  29. Mzilikazi  January 3, 2013 at 20:36

    ….Security sagona, uchita okamba ati Mwami (ba HH) namilota bazungu…!!!!

  30. blago  January 3, 2013 at 20:27

    This is what happens when you have retards in government. Anybody can issue a statement.

  31. kanwa nda  January 3, 2013 at 20:00

    mwebantu ba sata niba shikulu. you havent seen anything zambians.have you forgotten what hh said? “chimbwi …” Ba FTJ could not make this man his successor. havent you wondered that he first went India where K has religious roots? the uncle bob relationship? ask paul tembo and levy in their graves…
    kanwa nda.

  32. Black Bull.  January 3, 2013 at 19:49

    Sometimes one can not know what to believe and what not to believe.If what Hon. Masebo is saying is true,then am afraid the security wings of government are in a deep sleep and by the time they wake up they will find foreign aircrafts are airlifting people.May be even now some Zambians in remote parts of the country have been secretly airlifted by these foreign aircrafts that fly about our space unnoticed by ZAF,Civil Aviation and other security wings.Serious investigations must be instituted right away.

  33. Manzi yapya  January 3, 2013 at 19:16

    gentlemen give a break to the president. lekani bagone, kulema.

  34. No Name  January 3, 2013 at 19:03

    Thank God I don’t work for ZAF, lol

  35. chakumunzi  January 3, 2013 at 18:59

    sometimes when you sleep you lose control of gas and it is normal like the volvo truck

    • lubi  January 3, 2013 at 19:39

      chakunzi, please you will break my ribs, kekekekekeke

  36. mwamba kabaso  January 3, 2013 at 18:57

    allow me to comment on the recent dismissal of 14 police officers by zesco management on 18.12.2012 without any reason.The police officers have bee on secondment and have active running contracts for three years which have terminated and some have only work for year.After investigating the cause,it was discovered that police command is behind this evil scheme and reason being advanced of shortage of manpower is fake because only a few are affected.Information filtering command is that they recalling officers from zesco and BOZ because they feel officers are MMD cadres as were they seconded during MMD era and want replace them with their relatives as no reason is being advanced by zesco for terminating their contracts. Truly the few officers seconded to Zesco and BOZ can not address manpower challenges and more over they doing police work which they were duly assigned for in these institutions.What`s more sad is the manner they are have handled the matter and officers contracts have been terminated without due consideration for their welfare.When police and prisons commission authorized command to second officers an agreement was reached and officers were awarded employment contracts by zesco and planned lives based on periods of contracts and got loans from banks which zesco promised to be paid through monthly salary.I call upon not PF govt to allow selfish individual abuse authority and subject officers to sufferings and can the nation as whole intervene in this evil act.ZESCO as a public company can not be wasting resources by arbitrary breaching contracts and pay damages in order to satisfy individuals desires to recruit their relative process.What wrong with the officers who been on secondment which you have not revealed?The main question is `will zesco or BOZ operate without state security under PF govt`. Why have you targeted only officers on zesco payroll yet there is a good number of officers who are on attachment at zesco and get K50 000 are not affected by this shortage of manpower.

    • Goliath  January 5, 2013 at 10:37

      You Zesco police chaps have destroyed alot of lives, you think when you were busy arresting employees for disciplinary issues you thought you were GOD? Masiku ali monga panyo pa nkuku

  37. Mukaponokafye bwino  January 3, 2013 at 18:55

    When Rupia Banda dozed off during the football match in chililabombwe Sata said we don’t need sleeping Presidents now him its even worse sleeping in a security uniform when his colleague slept while putting on a Zambian football jersey how can he see planes flying in and out as a commander in chief? this police officer ativuta na 90 days yakwe.

  38. Umumbulu  January 3, 2013 at 18:47

    Uyo aleshipula uyo

  39. Child of the Sky  January 3, 2013 at 18:46

    Relief for Lubinda. At least for the time being as the Kabimba’s camp divert their attention to GBM.

  40. London  January 3, 2013 at 18:08

    Are we safe with that commander in chief who falls asleep on duty ? He needs to be fired that’s why his minister are making wild statements!

  41. Ask Mitt Romney  January 3, 2013 at 17:44

    What is the difference between what Masebo said and what HH said regarding PF sending cadres to Sudan for which he is now in court? Are they not both bordering on threatening the security of Zambia?

    • bwaalya  January 4, 2013 at 06:45

      its same coment so gbm say something about masebo or take her to court if u are for the whole nation if not selective ,there is no justice in pf

  42. Patriot  January 3, 2013 at 17:43

    US A NATION WE THINK WE CAN TAME THE COBRA wich we cant do, STUND UP FOR ZAMBIA ITS NEVER TOO LATE.

  43. Headman Mucheka  January 3, 2013 at 17:33

    This is a good one

  44. king  January 3, 2013 at 17:29

    ladies and gents these politicians without any basic knowledge of the military will mislead us can ZAF comment on this.masebo is just an mp from chongwe,gbm is just a business man.such matters needs the compitent people.thats how they handle issues in the US

    • lawyer  January 3, 2013 at 20:00

      Which competent ones when this is when th so called zaf commander is pursuing a ka bachelors degree kaya ngati mu social work…….. lol

  45. capitalist  January 3, 2013 at 17:26

    our prezdo has gone sleeping.we need to re base him.

  46. kwanu Nikwanu  January 3, 2013 at 17:01

    What do you espect from OLD CURRENCE NOTE,The buying power is no more.HE was a man of action,now he is a finished currence hence the rebase of the kwacha!

    • Headman Kagoli - Monze District  January 3, 2013 at 17:21

      Hahaha, that is a good one!

      • Zambian youth  January 3, 2013 at 19:13

        This is sad indeed why putting on the uniform when he knows that he can manage to command a squad.
        This is now the time the rebased Kwacha will lose value. Very soon people will start charging their businesses starting from the paper note 2 Kwacha, Which is 200 in old currency, One thousand kwacha will have no value. don’t copy from SA we are very far from those guys.
        We have started thinking like rebasing our president who sleeps on duty.

    • lubi  January 3, 2013 at 19:45

      please spare my ribs, and i dislike these new notes,so confusing

  47. dolo  January 3, 2013 at 16:44

    Very ufortunate situation

  48. musole  January 3, 2013 at 16:42

    What is this nosense all about? Is this the change u pipo voted for?

  49. shushu  January 3, 2013 at 16:41

    MR HONORABLE..IF YOU DONT KNOW THAT THIS IS TRUE…THEN WE ARE IN PROBLEMS..MR GUNASE OF KITWE AND SOME FELLOW CROOKS HAVE AN AIRSTRIP SOME WHERE IN SOLWEZI..AND THEY USE IT TO SMUGGLE EMERALDS…YOU ARE VERY MUCH BEHIND HONORABLE…THERE IS A LOT ON THE GROUND…SHAME THERE IS A SECRET AIRSTRIP SOME WHERE NEAR LUMBILA MINE IT HAS A GRAVEL RUN WAY…AND THIS IS WHERE ALL DEALS ARE TAKING PLACE….I HAVE VOLUNTEERED THIS DATA BECAUSE IAM A PATRIOTIC ZAMBIAN…INFACT ABOUT 4 STRIPS EXIST IN THIS AREA

    • maguys  January 3, 2013 at 18:27

      Where in solwezi exactly?

    • jozi  January 3, 2013 at 19:42

      They are so many airstrips in Zambia u right brother

  50. sharp  January 3, 2013 at 16:33

    ONCE AGAIN I ASK THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION; WHERE PRESIDENT MICHAEL SATA IN ALL THIS??

    • TOURIST  January 3, 2013 at 16:41

      i think it is abnormal for SHARP to question on where sata is.
      Sata is no presidential material.
      He had no knowledge on the current world politics.
      He was only a big mouth which foolish and stupid zambian belived in all that sata was saying prior to the election.
      It will need couragour and brave men and women to stand up to this fitth and madness

      • mubanga Chipoya  January 3, 2013 at 17:10

        He is dozing in military fatigue.

      • anonymous101  January 4, 2013 at 05:11

        Ba commander in chief kaya mu teya nsolo mu state house can u pls wake up we need direction on this issue. You see that’s the problem mweze lilila bu president now you hv seen its not easy mwa yamba hide & seek. That baby elephant nephew of yours GBM is a disgrace. As 4 masebo her outburst was a bid to show the public she is working kabili ba Sata is the pioneer of doing work thru the public na ma public directives daily like he dsnt hv a phone to tell these people of his these things. It also shows clearly he never sees them.

    • Zaza  January 4, 2013 at 03:22

      He is DOZING – Snoring in particular….

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