Post says Fr. Bwalya eyeing presidency, PF accuse him of demanding executive Zesco position

Some PF senior members have now accused outspoken catholic cleric Fr. Frank Bwalya of having resigned from the Zesco board which he was chairing because he demanded for an executive position.

And the Post newspaper that supports their own Wynter Kabimba to take over from ailing president Michael Sata have today accused Fr. Bwalya of eyeing the Zambian presidency in 2016.

Sources within the PF who are uncomfortable with an uncompromising stance of criticising the corrupt PF administration have told the Watchdog that Fr. Bwalya wanted a near permanent executive Chairmanship position of the state owned entity Zesco so that he can earn more.

Fr. Bwalya a fierce campaigner for PF in the run-up to 2011 elections recently shook the nation when he resigned and later attacked the PF administration and president Sata for poor governance.

And the Post newspaper who are sponsoring Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba accused Fr. Bwalya of positioning himself to run for Republican presidency in 2016 because he feels he can make a better president than Sata.

The paper accused Fr. Bwalya of having been confiding in some members of the civil society and other leaders, telling them about his ambition and desire to be president.

The paper claims Fr. Bwalya wants to form his own political platform to help him get the presidency because he thinks he can be a better leader than Kabimba and Sata.

According to the Post newspaper, Fr. Bwalya had been telling people about the third force that is coming before 2016.

Photo of the day: Post reporter or PF official?
Verbatim: The comedy Sata delivered at this year's labour day celebrations

106 Responses to "Post says Fr. Bwalya eyeing presidency, PF accuse him of demanding executive Zesco position"

  1. Rio  May 3, 2013 at 09:02

    The Zambian Constitution stipulates who can and who can not run for presidency…why shouldn’t Bwalya have ambitions? PF mentality…always feeling threatened; even by their own shadows.

  2. Muntu Na Muntu  May 2, 2013 at 16:29

    Fr Frank BWALYA is a person carrying an innocent soul. He CANNOT mix with Satanists especially where the blood of humans is concerned. The cartel – the popular cartel, who do meetings even behind some idle ministers, who transact businesses under water cannot be yoked together with clean politicians who only kill chickens.

  3. vin  May 2, 2013 at 16:26

    he seem to have no gud direction. he may need a very serious medical check up in his head. he has alot to talk ab out and nothing to offer to the zambian pipo.

  4. mateo  May 2, 2013 at 15:55

    amusing………. anyway ni zii! but let the truth be told. like wat his intentions r. though our collegue suggests that FB plays 1st a dochi kubeba strategy. yes wen talkin alone isn’t working get directly involved. though at times talk is cheap! but wat i know is that the man may be innocent of such alleged asipirations, only that ba guy escort are already developing cold feet for just one simple man! for obvious reasons probably…. Jesus said “watch and pray.”

  5. Dull as usual  May 2, 2013 at 15:26

    Unless I hear it from his own mouth, what the Post says is masushi yekayeka. If they praise you then you are an empty tin and if they hurt you then you are somebody.

  6. mule  May 2, 2013 at 15:00

    its the post way of reporting so that they see our reaction

  7. DATA  May 2, 2013 at 14:08

    Its a warning to all political parties in our counrty,please dont ever bring this man to your boardroom.Find some way to get what he want and don’t share everything from you.This man might have being sent by THESE same chaps.so please better if you want to give him a position,you just give it to a dog.PLEASE I DON’T TRUST THIS MAN PLEASE PLEASE

  8. kagame  May 2, 2013 at 11:53

    Father Frank can b the best ever president of Zambia.

  9. mirriam manda  May 2, 2013 at 11:25

    Father bwalya is a straight man that is why the pf are scared of him. there is alot of nonsence happening at zesco family tree is up for grab at zesco

    Zesco is no longer employing from zesco but otherwise?????????/

  10. Martin Borman  May 2, 2013 at 11:22

    Faather bwalya….we shall always be behind you for you speak for the voiceless despite of whoever is in government. PF are scared of u that’s why they are attacking u even before before u say a thing to the Zambians

  11. observer  May 2, 2013 at 09:57

    zambians lets be seriousy with our nation. what has frank bwalya done that u pipo even think of giving him a vote.he is just he has failed the nation 4 heavily campaigning 4 what he did not understand. he shud ve known the caribre of the pipo he was bringing into power.a gud leader shud ve focus he is part of the pipodestroying our nation what ever the explanation!!!!!

    • mamf  May 2, 2013 at 13:35

      Focus,honesty,integrity,selflessness,direction,definition,solution-oriented.These are some of the aspects of a good leader.Anyone can be a leader,but it takes re-conditioning of of mind-set and heart to be a good one.

      When you say and act as passionate as FR B portrayed in his support for PF;it should be something you stand with for life!”kufwa nano”.But its ironic that he is now passionately against the same thing he supported.

      If he were to lead;he would abandon ship whenever he didnt like something personally?It seems there are personal grievances here and not national interest issues……….

      Everyone wants to lead;but have no clue how.And when advised;not willing to listen…..

      Lets seriously be serious…………..seriously…

  12. gm  May 1, 2013 at 18:47

    Any one can rule zambia who thought sata can be president

    • jonstoned  May 2, 2013 at 09:18

      Exactly, I thinking of running too and stop this continuous nonsense in Zambian politics. Zambians need socio-economic inspirations from leaders and it is not forthcoming

  13. Mpongo Muleya  May 1, 2013 at 17:44

    Fr. Bwalya’s timing is wrong. We can not have a Catholic President and replace him with another Catholic. Are their no other people in the country. In 2011 the people voted for a catholic to be president and governance in the country deteriorated. I think we need an SDA president this time around. A catholic father may make things worse.

    • Amphawi Onjoya  May 2, 2013 at 08:50

      Now its Catholic or SDA? are you thinking big bwana? its personalities and not religious affiliation that matters here. What has the Catholic Church as a Religion got to do with you funny-funny things of politics. Do not just bring the name of a religion simply because some few of its members. The Catholic is more than Sata and your Fr. Bwalya. you are the people who bring funny divisions in the Country. Give us a break men!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. jetts of the world  May 1, 2013 at 14:43

    Kachingwe nganisala ask for Food or any Orphanage to take care of you.

  15. fwe  May 1, 2013 at 14:09

    Corruption is now worse off than in the MMD regime.
    This is why the father has left the boat.
    President SATA created districts in order to take development closer to the people but the cadres are busy grabing traditional land with impunity.
    In Lusaka province,Kafue,chongwe and Rufunsa districts are now up for grabs. These cadres led by DCs are responsible. In Rufunsa for example,the council is just grabbing traditional land without consultation with the locals.

    My advice to SOLI chiefs is that if you are not careful, you will have no chiefdom in future and let alone no land to administer. Get an example from Chief Mwata Kazembe- He has given land to the goverment at least 30 Km away from his palace. That is strategic thinking.

  16. Ntongalume  May 1, 2013 at 13:07

    kABIMBA cannot be president for PF, that will be the end of PF. who can remain and defend Kabimba. T o FATHER BWALYA, yes you are presidengtial material but your ambitions are ill timed. Please use an adage that ‘HIDE YOUR INTENTIONS FROM ENEMIES UNTIL RIPE TIME’. For now refuse that you have presidential ambitions and help president sata by criticising and

    • Muntu Na Muntu  May 2, 2013 at 16:37

      What has happened renowned tribalist!! You are surprised because your fellows are now at it. Bwalya Vs Sata. Thieves sharing money???????

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  18. chimberized  May 1, 2013 at 12:43

    while people thinking about who should or should not become president things let us focus on the shortcomings and failures we are experiencing now so we can do something about it in 2016…

  19. chimberized  May 1, 2013 at 12:42

    while people thinking about who should or should not become president things let us focus on the shortcomings and failures we are experiencing now so we can do something about it in 2016… chimberized

  20. chichi  May 1, 2013 at 10:13

    Father Bwalya is a real man. We need people like him. if he stands for presidency in 2016, all the way we will support him.

  21. BRE  May 1, 2013 at 09:37

    Problem is EVERY BEMBA fool thinks he or she can rule Zambia.

  22. kaseba mwansa  May 1, 2013 at 09:04

    Father Bwalya a strangler,a public killer to be presidential material? Come on Zambians,he is not a calibre of president.Besides,he is too militant and war like.Let him go back to his church and serve the people in his capacity as a father.

  23. MOSSAD  May 1, 2013 at 08:32

    HE HAS SHOWN TRUE LEADERSHIP BY STEPPIN ASIDE

  24. Acklas  May 1, 2013 at 08:25

    Iwe Bwalya ni Best…He can even do better than H.H.Let’s go Bwalya let’s go…..

  25. dan  May 1, 2013 at 07:52

    i have respect for Fr Bwalya but let him not go for presidence but should provide checks and balance.we need him for checks and not for presidence by the way who will be firstlady?

    • WILDLIFER  May 2, 2013 at 10:58

      WHO WILL BE FIRST LADY INDEED?..KIKIKIKI

  26. G  May 1, 2013 at 05:57

    He has no intentions of being a President.

    Its a Blue lie. He is just a PATRIOTIC MAN.

  27. David  May 1, 2013 at 04:41

    Zambia’s problems are economical largely, CAN FRANK BWALYA PROVIDE LEADERSHIP IN THIS AREA? Historically Mwanawasa, because of the discipline the legal profession demands, proved to be a good president. Similarly I personally think because of the economic management training & qualification, Rupiah Banda did well otherwise he’d not have built on the gains and reserves his predecessor left, although I hope for his own sake he is innocent of the charges he’s accused of.. What this country needs is an economic manager of good and exceptional repute. I do not see Frank fitting this mould. ZAMBIANS, IT IS THEFT FOR SOMEONE TO ASPIRE FOR OFFICE FOR WHICH ONE IS ILL QUALIFIED. Why is the young man Masumba in court for obtaining pecuniary advantage of what his own training institution claims is an improperly obtained accounting qualification? We ourselves have cheapened the esteem of the highest public office in the land by allowing all and sundry to aspire to it. Late Edward Shamwana had at some point in the 90s recommended that the minimum qualification for a councillor be form v/grade 12 but this country did not take heed. Are we surprised how the councils are being poorly run today? So what requisite training and qualification does Frank have to aspire to the highest public office in the land in the light of the economic mismanagement of zambia? Is he going to use God’s name in vain taking into account his priestly background? Was he not party to the campaigns that have us in our present circumstance? In fact in the muvi tv interview he implicated the catholic church as having taken a biased stance in the campaigns leading to the last elections. “THOSE WHO FORGET HISTORY ARE DESTINED TO REPEAT IT!” why do you think job applicants need reputable references to acquire descent jobs. Will the Catholic Church give Frank Bwalya the reference to back his presidential bid if he’s truly vying for 2016?

  28. Don Corleone  April 30, 2013 at 21:23

    Father Frank Bwalya go for it.Tell the nation what you know about PF’s failures, starting with the 90 days fake promises, Sata’s sickness, corruption, tribalism and nepotism being practiced by the Perpetual Failures (PF), Sata(nism) being practiced by the PF,etc.In fact don’t forget M’membe’s homosexual life, and his evil plan to usher Winter Maize in State House as Republican President.

  29. Makes sense  April 30, 2013 at 20:48

    I’m being over-moderated.

    Love,
    Makes Sense

  30. Makes sense  April 30, 2013 at 20:45

    why are some posters calling him “Dad”?

    Love,
    Makes Sense

  31. Bwalya  April 30, 2013 at 19:11

    We need revolutionary, lion hearted and fearless men like Frank to liberate mother Zambia. Come 2016 my vote is all yours. Form a political party I will be the VP. Imagine if we had 5 men of Frank character!! Zambia would never be what is is today.

  32. EFYOIFYO  April 30, 2013 at 19:10

    We need revolutionary, lion hearted and fearless men like Frank to liberate mother Zambia. Come 2016 my vote is all yours. Form a political party I will be the VP. Imagine if we had 5 men of Frank character!! Zambia would never be what is is today.

  33. actual  April 30, 2013 at 18:20

    We will vote for him. Let him announce the name of the party. We are tired of madalas party-pf

  34. Joseph  April 30, 2013 at 16:15

    PF are scared of Father Bwalya. he knows too much….MMD and UPND are happy with father Bwalya….ever heard the saying: enemy of my enemy is my friend!!!?

  35. Nicki Minaj  April 30, 2013 at 16:14

    This father bwalya is a trickstar. i can only trust hm if he explains hs satanic ritual of killing a chicken.

  36. lostbirthright  April 30, 2013 at 15:59

    I, a tonga bull, will support father Bwalya

    • MOSSAD  May 1, 2013 at 08:33

      I WILL GIVE HIM A VOTE RIGHT NOW

  37. MK  April 30, 2013 at 15:11

    i dont mean to disrespect the pesident but i strongly feel i can do better in some ‘areas’ than him if given the opportunity. am happy to have a president like him. come 2016 am looking forward to have a leader like fr bwalya for a year or so on a trial basis.right now after the assignment, you are the man……………………….

  38. van dyk  April 30, 2013 at 14:38

    ‘father’ bwalya wacabecabe fye. euyu walecitila campaign ba pf! what we could see sitted at home, he could not see going round the country! not even from the pulpit! let us not waste time talking about this myopic father without a family!

  39. Snepa  April 30, 2013 at 14:31

    Thatb is why Barotseland should be independent.

  40. Inxosana  April 30, 2013 at 13:53

    I have a lot of confidence in this man. He is straight and to the point. Fr. Bwalya, you can see for yourself, from the many comments in your favour, that you’re held in high esteem.
    I’m yet to be directed to the verse in the bible which prohibits active christians from participating in active politics. And i’m yet to be convinced that our system of rulership today is not the equivalent of ancient biblical types where one man directed the affairs of a nation.
    Some will uselessly argue that David and many other legendary men of the bible were directly appointed by God and that they spoke with God. But who says God can’t do that today with his children in political leadership positions.

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