Mulongoti tells Lubinda to stand by his principles, as phone taping evidence used against him

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Former Works and Supply Minister Mike Mulongoti has advised embattled Kabwata member of Parliament Given Lubinda to stand by his principles.

In an interview with Qfm News, Mr. Mulongoti says Mr. Lubinda who is also Foreign Affairs Minister has a long term political career and has encouraged him not to give up his seat.

Mr. Mulongoti says Mr. Lubinda’s imminent expulsion from the ruling party will open the Pandora’s Box for political drama in the country.

He has since urged Kabwata residents to shame the ruling party for the injustices inflicted on Mr. Lubinda by allowing him to finish his mandate through the power of the ballot in the looming by-election.

Mr. Lubinda is reported to have been found guilty of treachery and disloyalty allegations by the PF’s disciplinary committee led by Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu, and will have his fate determined by the party’s Central Committee.

And the Watchdog understands that part of the evidence of Lubinda’s links with opposition parties was through wire-taps of his phones, raising concern on the personal security of individuals through the on-going SIM card registration.

Sources close to the disciplinary hearing said Lubinda’s phone conversations were part of the evidence that was used against him though the Kabwata parliamentarian also raised a number of pertinent in his defence of his contacts with some opposition parties.

And the watchdog understands that the decision to recommend Lubinda’s expulsion was not unanimous at first instance.

Of the disciplinary committee members, 4 voted against his expulsion and these are Inonge Wina, Jean Kapata, Musonda Mpankanta and Suzan Kawandami.

However, they were later arm-twisted into voting for his expulsion.

Sources said wire-tapping is currently being widely used to get both voice and message data from both landlines and cellular phones by PF State intelligence in an unprecedented and dangerous levels in the country.

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124 Responses to Mulongoti tells Lubinda to stand by his principles, as phone taping evidence used against him

  1. FOR Elijah/nktom, for your own information the mobile tapping/ear-dropping was done by Chiluba, Telecell and Zamcell had fibre lines from their offices to OP HQ done by Amiran (an Israel company). so this is very old technology. RB wanted to upgrade it, but it was not done. But, PF is using this seriously. if they are interested in you, then they will start monitoring and listening to all you incoming and outgoing calls. why do you think they fired Elijah Muchime, he was busy saying rubbish thing about the president on the phone. You are like you a nonentity, so your calls are safe

    Mulongoti - January 10, 2013
    17:27

  2. I will travel to kabwata to urge my peace and democracy loving citizens to vote for this guy to retain his seat. we need to fight this injustice by this governement who want to slaughter democracy in broad day light.

    Shimaini - January 10, 2013
    12:07

  3. SIMAMBA TEMBO,YOU ARE THE ONLY CONFUSED EASTERNER,HOW DO YOU EXPOSE YOUR STUPIDITY IN PUBLIC LIKE THAT.TEL KABIMBA AND HIS PEERS TO REDUCE THE PRICE(YA UNGA)SO THAT YOU CAN TALK WITH ENERGY.

    YOBO 13,13 - January 10, 2013
    09:30

  4. if u know nothing just keep quit, as for me i wil support any developmet mr sata he will bring and i love sata, why coz is a child of God

    felix - January 10, 2013
    09:26

  5. Lubinda we love you.

    Lise - January 10, 2013
    08:41

  6. AND THE GOVT EXPECTS PEOPLE TO REGISTER THEIR SIMS LIKE THIS??? THIS IS FAILING TO MANAGE SYSTEMS WELL, AND INTERFERING IN CUSTOMERS PRIVACY…
    THEY ARE SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT, WITH ONE VOICE(MALUPENGA) REGISTER YOUR SIMS, WITH THE OTHER VOICE(EDGAR LUNGU) WE WILL ARREST,CHARGE AND DEPORT YOU WITH PROOF ON WIRE TAPPING….REALLY!!
    EVEN THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CALLING, SPEAKING, PLANNING WITH OPPOSITION AND SO???WHY LUBINDA NOT TO SPEAK WITH OPPOSITION? LUBINDA KNOWS THE PF PLAN TO ABUSE THE SIM REGISTRATION….

    NewZambia - January 10, 2013
    08:10

  7. Aweh lubinda is in big trouble. But why is Sata not sayin anything?

    Muwelele - January 10, 2013
    07:40

    • BECAUSE HE’S BEEN PLAYING THE DONCHI KUBEBE GAME ON EVERYONE…

      NewZambia - January 10, 2013
      08:31

  8. You fools with 99.9% of water in your brains no wonder you don’t think and analyse issues objectively. SIM registration has got nothing to do with PF and politics, this happens everywhere even in development countries. You can have a country where you buy SIM cards like mangos on the market, there must be controls. You are the same chaps who are using this lapse on the part of government to insult and plot to kill people, why are you scared? You dull criminals……..and foools

    Simamba Tembo - January 10, 2013
    07:23

    • @ SIMAMBA TEMBO, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS NOT USING YOUR BRAINS….SIM REGISTRATION THAT HAS BEEN DONE IN MANY, AND I MEAN MANY COUTRIES INCLUDING SOUTHAFRICA AND KENYA, HAS not BEEN USED TO INTIMIDATE PEOPLE OR USED AS A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION LIKE WE ARE SEEING BY YOUR PF….
      .
      MOREOVER THE REGISTRATION WOULD HAVE STILL BEEN DONE BY MMD, EXCEPT YOUR PF ARE USING IS FOR THEIR EVIL DEEDS, AND NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF ANYBODY..SURELY HOW CAN ANYONE SENSIBLE START SUCH A SHAMEFUL WITCH HUNT OF YOUR OWN MINISTER, JUST BECAUSE OF A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION,???EVEN IF IT IS TO AN OPPOSITION, WHO DOESN’T COMMUNICATE WITH THE OPPOSITION? EVEN PRESIDENT SATA HAS BEEN PLANNING AND SCHEMING AGAINST OPPOSITION BY CALLING AND MEETING THE OPPOSITION, SO WHY SHOULD ANYONE WITCH HUNT LUBINDA..
      .

      NewZambia - January 10, 2013
      07:59

  9. now dogs will put gadgets n our toilets

    suzana christine ukwa - January 10, 2013
    04:35

  10. So u can’t allow sober contribution but only insults,we know yo motives.jst wait wireless taping so kamin big up to da i s.

    Momartin - January 10, 2013
    03:47

  11. Phone tapping is illegal and it is not admissible in court if used as evidence because it can be tampered with – not treated as authentic. If indeed he is eventually expelled we may not see a by election as Mr. Lubinda can just put an injunction in court and before you know it 2016 is upon us. Recall the PF rebels in the Mwanamwasa Government, there was no By election despite being expelled by PF they continued being MPs. For the by election to be effected the Speaker of the National Assembly must accept the request by the affected Party to declare a constituency as vacant – I don’t see this current Speaker accepting PF’s kangaroo court on Lubinda as I believe him to be a stickler for the Rule of Law

    Voice of Reason - January 10, 2013
    01:17

  12. SIM REGISTRATION IS A SCHEME TO SHUT THE OPPOSITION AND ANYONE AGAINST THE PF.

    GBM - January 9, 2013
    23:30

    • Mwilasabaila naimwe!

      Sim reg. has nothing to do with any politics! Go to Tanzania or Botswana and buy a sim card. See if you will be able to use it before registering the same with your paasport details!

      Don’t comment about things you do not understand…

      Elijah - January 10, 2013
      08:59

  13. Mulongoti z coming. Come on man. But don’t think of forming yo party. 4 now its nice.

    UNIQUE MAN - January 9, 2013
    19:57

  14. My phone if i use it well,not insulting others,not commiting crimes using my phone,not having any hate against anyone. What could posibly make me uneasy ? Yo criminality is what makes u insult otherz and hate the tapping system. I wish i was working for the inteligence.

    SOJO - January 9, 2013
    19:17

  15. Wow, no more using my phone to post.

    boots - January 9, 2013
    17:55

  16. Another formula one…………..

    If Government can do such, why have serious criminals not been caught using the same. Lubinda can stand and win because people are watching what is happening.

    mwanji - January 9, 2013
    17:21

  17. “UNITE ZAMBIA” We are able to see light at the end of the tunnel. Leadership is like the sun that rises in the morning and sets in the evenings. It is their time, ours is coming. Even if it takes so long, it shall surely come.

    Enock Roosevelt Tonga - January 9, 2013
    17:03

    • It is biblical my brother, my time to inspire my generation shall surely come. Our time is coming soon. Blessed is that day – in Jesus name. Habakkuk 2:3,……wait for it, it will certainly come and will not delay.

      God bless the coming days: days of our leadership.

      We the People - January 9, 2013
      21:27

      • Am so glad to learn that there is one such a brother like you who feels so much and remains hopeful for a better Zambia. My prayer is; may the good Lord add more days to your life so that you shall live to testify on that day. God bless you brother.

        Enock Roosevelt Tonga - January 10, 2013
        08:12

  18. For me it is immaterial who gives the comment but rather the substance in the comment.
    Counsel MM keep it up!

    Perry M. Chisamu

    Perry mc - January 9, 2013
    16:23

  19. SATA IS A DOG

    Aka Sam - January 9, 2013
    16:09

    • you are also one big dog the one with soars on the ears.

      Zamthug - January 10, 2013
      08:24

  20. Too bad Given, Good luck.

    But i do not think that you will win Kabwata again. The contituency is in a mess, no drinange system, poor sanitation,poor security etc. The list is endless,

    Your friends who assisted you to get that seat also say that you grew big headed and stopped assocaiting with them. This is a timely lesson to all Politician, Do not forget your root.

    The Observer - January 9, 2013
    15:42

  21. mulongoti your advice is timely however l will neva respect u 4 yo injuctices and MMD arrogance and theft against zambians

    big papa - January 9, 2013
    15:12

  22. ala mu katu kumbwa ba sata -da way RB ami kumbwile pa presidential swearing in ceremony yenu naba MMD muli less than 3 years.VIVA LUBINDA.We r zambians mind u.we dont fuck around with our votes.remove lubinda at your own grave.heed my advice and l have neva bin wrong

    big papa - January 9, 2013
    15:00

  23. Tiyeni nayo!!!!

    The Prototype - January 9, 2013
    14:23