Now M’membe takes his bitterness and hatred to President Zuma

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Fred M’membe, the owner of the Post newspaper and leader of the cartel holding president Michael Sata hostage has written the following comments in what he calls editoril:

Rupiah and the diplomats
By Editor
Fri 29 Mar. 2013, 14:01 CAT   [282 Reads, 0 Comment(s)]

What happened yesterday at the South African High Commission in Lusaka raises a
lot of questions.
Staff of the High Commission were asked to leave the
premises before 10:00 hours. And by 09:45 hours, all members of staff of the
High Commission who had been asked to leave had left. All this was in
preparation for Rupiah Banda’s visit to the High Commission. Indeed, around
10:00 hours Rupiah appeared at the High Commission in a Toyota Land Cruiser that
was heavily tinted and its number plate removed.
Acting on a tip from members
of staff of the embassy, we positioned our journalists at the High Commission in
time for Rupiah’s arrival. Our staff saw Rupiah in his heavily tinted Toyota
Land Cruiser. And they recognised this Toyota Land Cruiser as one of the
vehicles that is usually in his convoy. There was no mistake about Rupiah’s
identity. Even the guard who appears in our front page picture saluting
confirmed that the person he was saluting was Rupiah. This said, the question
that arises is why did Rupiah have to appear at the South African High
Commission in Lusaka under such high secrecy – staff of the High Commission sent
away, Rupiah himself moving incognito in a heavily tinted motor vehicle and
without the identifying number plate?
There is definitely some element of
mischief here on the part of the South African High Commission in Lusaka and on
Rupiah’s part. Both didn’t want that visit to be known; both wanted it to be
secret. But why should a visit to the South African High Commission by a former
Zambian president be a matter of such high secrecy? What are they hiding? Who
are they trying to hide from? And why should they hide?
We hope the South
African government of Jacob Zuma is not trying to interfere in the legitimate
internal affairs of Zambia. Rupiah is facing legitimate criminal charges before
our courts of law. Rupiah is not before a kangaroo court but before the courts
he himself says he has confidence in. If Rupiah does not agree with his
prosecution, he can seek legal redress within this same judiciary he has
declared confidence in.
Rupiah has challenged the removal of his presidential
immunity in the High Court of Zambia. No one has stopped him from doing so. And
Rupiah is before a court that he believes will accord him a fair and just
hearing. This being the case, where is the problem? What wrong has the Zambian
government committed?
Is it wrong for the Zambian government to prosecute a
former president who is believed to have committed a crime? The Constitution of
Zambia and the laws of this country do provide procedures for bringing a former
president to court to answer charges for the wrongs he did while in office. And
if this is unlawfully done, the laws of this country do give adequate protection
to Rupiah to seek legal redress, as he has done, through judicial review. Where
is the problem? What is South Africa’s concern?
Didn’t South Africa itself
prosecute Zuma when he was deputy president for corruption? Didn’t the African
National Congress terminate the presidency of Thabo Mbeki over these issues? Did
the Zambian government protest that? Did the Zambian government interfere in
their internal affairs? There are questions being raised about the expenditure
on Zuma’s personal home; has the Zambian government or have the Zambian
politicians raised any issues concerning this?
Not very long ago, the South
African police massacred defenceless miners in a manner that some of its own
human rights activists are comparing to the apartheid Sharpeville massacre. No
one in Zambia or indeed the whole SADC region raised any issue with Zuma or the
South African government. This is a matter the South African authorities are
dealing with internally.
We know that when it comes to issues of corruption,
South Africa is not a good example for the region. It is a country in which
corruption seems to be taking root very fast. While we respect the courage and
determination of the people of that heroic country to free themselves from
apartheid and its evils, we do not look up to them in matters of fighting
corruption. They have not shown exemplary behaviour. And our standards on the
issue of corruption should not in any way be dictated by South African conduct.
They have very little positive to show on this score. But it is not our duty to
interfere with what formula they want to use to share the resources of that
country. If corruption is their way of empowerment, we may have a problem with
it, but we have no right to tell them what to do or what not to do. They are a
sovereign country and a sovereign people, but so are we and our country. Here we
have vowed not to allow our leaders to abuse their stewardship role to enrich
themselves, their families and friends. We think there is a better and more
honest way of empowering ourselves.
If Rupiah feels victimised and believes
he is being unfairly treated, our courts of law are open to him. Let him go
there and seek redress as he is already doing. There is no redress over this
matter that the South African High Commission or indeed the South African
government will accord him. This is not a political matter for political
lobbying; it is a legal matter that requires a legal defence. No amount of
sneaking into and out of this and that embassy or high commission will save
Rupiah from going to jail if he is found to be guilty of abusing his office and
stealing public funds to enrich himself and his children.
Rupiah, despite
having held the office of president, is a citizen of this country, who is equal
to all other citizens before the law. There is a rule of law in this country.
And the rule of law is based on equality before the law, or equal protection of
the law as it is often phrased. This is fundamental to any just and democratic
society. Whether politically or financially powerful, all are entitled to
equality before the law.
The lifting of Rupiah’s immunity made him equal to
other citizens before the law. Rupiah will be prosecuted in the same way any
other citizen will be prosecuted for committing a crime. In fact, in Rupiah’s
case, he is being treated with more respect or courtesy than an ordinary
citizen. For this, he should be grateful.
We, therefore, appeal to all the
foreign missions in Zambia to be careful with the way they deal with Rupiah and
the situation he finds himself in. They shouldn’t deceive themselves that they
will be allowed to place the interests of Rupiah above those of the Zambian
people. If Rupiah matters more to them than the Zambian people, they will soon
realise that to us as a nation, the interests of the people take precedence over
their commitment to Rupiah. They will also soon realise that Zambia, since
independence in 1964, has never been recolonised by any other country. We value
our place in SADC but we have not surrendered our sovereignty to any of our
highly respected neighbours, including South Africa.
The behaviour of the
South African High Commissioner to Zambia is questionable and needs to be
explained. It may be necessary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon him
to come and explain his behaviour.

Comments Closed

160 Responses to Now M’membe takes his bitterness and hatred to President Zuma

  1. The best Zambians needs to do is just simple, Vote for HH and then you will see MUMEMBE caged, because by then MUFASA MUZOKA SATANA SATA shall be out of sight.
    we dont want all those old junks, we are tired of by elections and shallow minded old guards idiots like Munkombwe Chimbwalu.

    let alone Charcoal burner vote for such hooligans, boot liker

    moore - March 29, 2013
    20:04

  2. Give me a break.Where and how Rupia decides to go and visit places should not bother the man with the highest debts in zambia. Why can’t Sata see that his is a marriage of convinience with mmembe.

    village chicken - March 29, 2013
    20:04

  3. Thiis chap is very stupid. He is a badly brought up chap who doesnt have manners not even bad ones. His behaviors is that of a chap who is afraid of his own shadow. Can you imagine the whole lot of PF is under the control of this mad animal and whatever he says the whole lot of Pathetic Failures jumps to his chorus. Who does he think he is to determine where Rupiah goes? For his own information Rupiah is a former president and he Mmembe is a nobody. If he is responsible for Ukwas movements that’s where his authority begins and ends and the chap has no control over any other person except for a few stupid workers of his and the useless PF MPs.

    Umkontwe We Sizwe - March 29, 2013
    19:30

  4. Where is the diplomancy in PF. Why use the proxy newspaper? This is cowardice. Sata should have picked a phone and summoned the South African high commissioner to Zambia if he was a man enough instead of messing up like this. PF is shooting itself in the foot. Do not fight battles you cannot win. You have divisions with PF, the president is sick, fighting all opposition parties and now fighting neighbours. Are you mad??

    monze - March 29, 2013
    19:29

  5. Mmembe don’t be silly……..Instead of talking about President Zuma you should talk about the loan you got iwe ka chimbwi iwe

    Southern watchman - March 29, 2013
    19:28

  6. Mmembe is not LOZI.

    His father is LUNGU Tribe from the highlands between Mbala District and Nakonde District.

    He was raised by the Wina’s who are related to his mother and are Lozi

    Mmembe was abandoned by his father and does not see eye to eye with the father, if the father is still alive

    He has been a bitter person from childhood but that should not an excuse.

    He is just naturally evil, a manipulator, a user and believes he has so much wisdom.

    INDEPENDENT OBSERVER - March 29, 2013
    19:22

  7. Membe a homosexuality addicts

    hyu - March 29, 2013
    19:14

  8. Mmembe’s post newspaper has become a satanic Bible and every right thinking zambian should stop reading it.

    Southern watchman - March 29, 2013
    19:13

  9. The post newspaper is full of nosense.

    Arsenal - March 29, 2013
    19:11

    • Never bought the post for a year now, since it became an extension of the PF

      Truth Seeker - March 29, 2013
      19:39

  10. we need a chance to punish mmembe and his friends they think they are the only people of Zambia. their days are numbered

    Pa Lasty - March 29, 2013
    19:09

  11. Me i have stoped buying the post news paper.

    Arsenal - March 29, 2013
    19:09

  12. MUMEMBE WHO ARE YOU REPRESENTING,PLIZ YOU ARE OVER ESTIMATING YOUR PLACE IN THIS REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA.WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT RIGHTS HAVE YOU GOT TO DICTATE WHICH PLACES RB SHOULD GO.PAY US BACK OUR MONEY 18 BILLION AND OTHER INCREMENTAL COST LIKE PAYING TO ZRA WHAT YOU OWE THEM.TIME IS SOON CATCHING UP WITH YOU.PAY BACK TIME IS DRAWING CLOSER.VIVA HH AND UPND.ZAMBIA FORWARD.

    zero in - March 29, 2013
    19:08

  13. I think fred is ruling, mawee!

    Cali - March 29, 2013
    18:59

  14. Zambians must be wary of the Post it is full of hate and evil.

    Mzee Hekima - March 29, 2013
    18:47

    • One of Chanda Chimba,III’s Stand Up For Zambia was Read, Listen, Watch and Be Wary. Indeed be wary of the Post.

      Rabid Dog - March 29, 2013
      19:28

  15. I cant believe Mmembe right now!! I cant understand how this midget has a problem to warrant him to throw all his toys out of the crib about Rupia’s visit to the SA embassy! What business is it for him to know? Where in the lifting of the constitution was it written that he can not visit any high commission? This man’s hate is rendering him logically inept! He is loosing it! The way he goes about demeaning SA in this editorial is despicable.

    Who the F@(& is he to tell missions to behave in a way he wants? Who the hell does he think he is telling the MOFA to summon the SA high commission to answer why Rupia went to the commission in a so called heavily tinted car but the guard could see through the car!! How did the guard see through! Anyway that irrelevant! Iwe ka chicolor ka Mmembe you don’t speak for Zambians we have never voted for you and we will never! You are a nobody compared to Rupia and Zuma- trying so hard to be somebody iwe sunanyonke mushe kwa anyoko, unanyonka kulimbuzi olo nkumba?? What is your problem?? Mmembe is a Psychopath and a Sociopath! He has gone all mental on a visit just a visit just because it was in a tinted car!! Note to Rupia; Next time you visit please drive in a car thats not tinted otherwise you will send this man to Chainama!!

    Yangu Ichisaka Chamafi Mumapa - March 29, 2013
    18:46

    • Membe you sound desperate and very uncomfortable with Rupia. The tone in you aticle is that of a desperate man it is easy to read btwn the lines of what you are writing what fear do have. Are the court or police remember zambians are watching you

      brandiny chisanga - March 29, 2013
      19:46

  16. i am lozi but mmembe is an asshole

    Likman666 - March 29, 2013
    18:40

  17. Ka Mumemebe will land Ukwa into a lot of trouble

    Kay - March 29, 2013
    18:39

  18. This idiot bonny creature mmembe is so sickening. Who is he giving this lecture and on whose behalf is he speaking? Since when did it become criminal for Rb to visit any embassy? Is there there an injunction for Rb to visit embassies? This is surely nonsense of the highest order. Who is he trying to alarm? We know he has skeletons to hide and the only saviour for his financial situation is pf and sata. He is not even the best person if at all he is a person to give advice on corruption because he is a very corrupt thief along with his friends nchito and wynter. All these are thieves he must concetrate his editorials on. It wont help hiding behind a newspaper shooting in all directions. We know he wants to draw attention from the ruling elite. True, pf is run by an unelected goons and morons! Rb is actually subjected to a kangaroo court just in case he has lost his mind to remember. Useless idiot of a journalist!

    Oldmadala - March 29, 2013
    18:39

  19. Hau, Mmembe, cant a former president crawl in his own country? in what ways is the SA government interfering in this case?

    Rosemary Chibanda - March 29, 2013
    18:35

  20. Talk about horrendous blunders, this one score high on the charts.

    1. Having a foreign mission under surveillance. No-no
    2. RB Went in and came out. Oh shuzzit!
    3. The guard that says he opened the door for) just got himself fired and could be charged for espionage
    4. You turned a local visit into an international incident. What kind of lens were you using to obtain such surreptitious and long distance clear photos

    For real, Freddy Mercury has exposed his hand too far and too soon. A cock apart if I ever saw one.

    rufus - March 29, 2013
    18:33

  21. The only problem with fred MUMBWE is he thinks He is,
    THE ALMIGHT UNTOUCHABLE UNDEBATABLE GRORYFIED WHOSHIPED
    FATHER OF JOUNALISM PA Z.
    becouse he managed to fool some peaple and they voted for SATA, you can for some peaple sometimes but you cant for peaple all the time, You are saing the zambian peaple abcd bla bla bla its not all of us zambians who supporting your deeds. Just say the post abcd bla bla bla.

    Patriot - March 29, 2013
    18:33

  22. I really get very upset with these ediorials. When did this editor get on first name basis with RB? Secondly who appointed him to be the jailor for RB? Thirdly where is the DBZ money?

    I have noticed his editorial s have really become personal to the extent where I can excuse RB’s short comings. It’s in the this very paper that the anointed Chikwanda was being praised like a god. As a Zambian I want to categorically tell Fred M that us as a people will decide our next leader. And if he has ever learnt History he must remember that great and influential leaders have fallen on their sword. Further he must not forget that Zambia is a landlocked state therefore it is important to maintain good relations with our neighbours. Is there an ene tilo this circus arghhhh!!!!

    Kamucha - March 29, 2013
    18:26

  23. wakula macende uyu fred yakumbuyo.you are not a spokesman of zambians.useful idiot.

    chakumunzi - March 29, 2013
    18:23

  24. pf, us as children, we still need rsa and other nations. no nation is an island, and even islands cannot survive alone. we cry for sanity to be restored. my bible which I read tells me that when God allowed a wicked king to reign, the people mourned. if the adults are not mourning but enjoying this, us as children are mourning. God will one day hear our weaping as He did with the children of Israel against the Egyptian bondage of pharaoh who knew not God. time for redemption shall surely come. its just a matter of God’s divine timing.

    foolish zambian - March 29, 2013
    18:22

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    Besa - March 29, 2013
    18:21

    • l stopped myself buying the pastnewspaper when l saw the foolishness in mumbwe.for those who think or buying it is wise advise stop please.this man will bring problems or he has already brought sata which is another problem

      master - March 29, 2013
      18:58

    • Thanks Besa I have stopped.

      Southern watchman - March 29, 2013
      19:09

    • Dude, your heart is in the right place but some tech support is needed.

      Any publications real life blood is from advertising. You will hear publishers always refer to ARs or Advertising Revenues.

      As long as organisations and businesses advertise, the paper is in business, take that away and they go ‘belly up’.

      If you really want to affect a publication you can

      1. Petition the advertisers to stop spending their money on a publication
      2. Petition the masses to stop buying product that the advertiser sells
      3. (Which is what you’re doing) ask people to boycott buying the publication
      4. Try and talk sense into the editors and owners of the paper (can never happen in this case)

      So, bro or sis, pick a leaf or not.

      rufus - March 29, 2013
      19:27

      • The momment the sales of a publication slamps then the advertisers also leave and the publication can remain with its name.

        Tan tulisha - March 30, 2013
        01:12

  26. its okey its good that fred has started the south africans the ll deal with i love deal with him please south african government kill the bastard please we know you guys dont play stupid games like these idiots here

    clements - March 29, 2013
    18:19

  27. Actually the editorial gave Mmembe away by saying the high commissioner must be summoned ‘to come’ and explain instead of him saying the high commissioner must be summoned` to go` and explain at the Ministry of foreign affairs.

    kanganingani - March 29, 2013
    18:17

    • What an intelligent observation. Fred is living dangerously.

      mk - March 29, 2013
      18:42

    • Very good observation.Mmembe,self proclaim judge,jury and executioner!

      mythology - March 29, 2013
      23:49

  28. I do not see the reason why the post should be concerned with Rupiah going to the RSA embassy. I so shocked that they are concerned.

    Zee maningi - March 29, 2013
    18:16

  29. DOES FROG M’MEMBE REPRRSENT THIS COUNTRY? IF HE WANTS TO GO TO THE TOILET, LET HIM DO SO QUETLY WITHOUT MAKING NOISE.

    father walya - March 29, 2013
    18:14

  30. The bitterness and hate that mmembe has for RB will kill him soon. The story is based on speculation, he does not know for sure what RB went to do. Why involve SA GOVT and Zuma here? Isnt RB allowed to move and mingle freely with whosoever he sees fit? Clearly, whatever Mmembe is afraid of regarding RB and HH is making his mind turbid! I wonder if he has any peace in his sleep. Is it the 14 Billion? Mmembe will surely be back in Chimbokaila, it is a promise by the Zambian people who you purpot to speak for.

    Chewe we Chinga - March 29, 2013
    18:00

    • chimbokaila, where I hope at least 12 hardened and sick sex starved inmates will receive him with open arms and grant him one of his erotic homo fantacies for the next decade or so!

      trader - March 30, 2013
      05:10

  31. And where is that moron of a Chief Government Spokesman? Sakeni, your job seems to have just been taken over by Fred M’membe..

    observer - March 29, 2013
    17:57

  32. Who does membe think he is? Membe you have gone to far in your misdeeds. Any person in his or her right frame of mind can tell from the editorial that) is being persecuted by pf

    Fred what hs happened to GBM corrupTion case?

    Yondo sister - March 29, 2013
    17:56

  33. I suffer from “hatefull speeches” thus why king Ukwa likes me. I like writing bad stories of other pipo more especially to insinuate the PARASITES FRONT (PF) who have been brain washed by my newspaper. When i hate a person i do not forgive him/her even when the bible tells me vengeance is for God.

    Fred Membe - March 29, 2013
    17:51

  34. Does RB need permission from Membe to go to any embassy is this nation? Answer is No!!!

    MMD Zealot - March 29, 2013
    17:46

  35. Who the ass does M’membe thinks he is?????????????? Is he the chief government spokesperson or is he the foreign affairs minister for him to start hallusinating???????????????????? What point is M’membe trying to prove. I’m now convinced when people say M’membe, Nchito and Kabimba are running this country. No wonder I stopped buying the post, its a shit paper.M’membe doen’t represent us, its the government who represents its people in case iwe chikala you didn’t know.

    Seed Inspector - March 29, 2013
    17:45

  36. Nothing wrong,coz his bail conditions do not hinder him to visit High Commission offices.fro fred’s editorial,it is clear the man has a bone to chew with rb.therefore fred shud not in any way speak on our behalf.we know his position in the current govt is that of squealer in animal farm.

    elephant - March 29, 2013
    17:44

  37. Bwinjimfumu boy, you are not the right person to comment. We know you as a bias journalist who preach hatred, who wants to divide our country. Your friend has failed to run the country no matter how you polish him, he has failed. You trying by all means to divert attention through accusing others of being tribal.

    themba khumalo - March 29, 2013
    17:40

  38. Mmembe a pretend,full of hate!

    true zambian - March 29, 2013
    17:37

  39. Fred membe is a very bad bwindi!

    geza - March 29, 2013
    17:33

  40. Mmembe has breached the protocal what then will the minister of foreign affairs say.he should have reported that the High Commissioner held a meeting with the former head of state .mmembe is now running the affairs of this country using his paper.

    Namusunga - March 29, 2013
    17:31

  41. Sata was in all embassies when in opposition. Whats wrong with this kama diminutive little creature Membe

    Sara Chileshe - March 29, 2013
    17:24

  42. Rotten membe. Where is k18billion DBZ money

    CHIEF JUDGE - March 29, 2013
    17:21

  43. Mmembe isn’t just bitter, the man is scared. His scheme to evade the law depends upon jailing RB, but this is not working. And who is Mmembe to talk on our behalf? Are we surprised that he is lecturing and giving
    instructions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs? This man has already at lot of damage to this nation internally. No he is going to damage Zambia’s image abroad, if it’s already damaged.

    Che Guavara - March 29, 2013
    17:19

  44. What has this got to do with the price of mealie meal? RB can do whatever he pleases, he doesnt have to report to Mmembe….all this is speculative on Mmembe’s part

    Tourist - March 29, 2013
    17:02

  45. Why has this got to do with the price of mealie meal?

    Tourist - March 29, 2013
    16:58

  46. Idiot M’Membe. Why are you interferring in the movement of the former President Rupiah Banda? Just tell us the Condition of your friend Sata. How far is his sickness?

    The Servant - March 29, 2013
    16:57

  47. Mumembe has been rendered criminally insane by ARVs.

    Kgalema - March 29, 2013
    16:56

    • Does this explain why he looks sick with a lifeless skin? Anyway, in what capacity is he saying all this?

      Sara - March 29, 2013
      17:05

      • Yeah! His skin looks ash-greyish sometimes blue-black. Its burnt from arvz it lacks oxygen and vit E. Stupid ass hole.

        tonto fever - March 30, 2013
        08:01

  48. Idiot m’membe

    moffat Zulu - March 29, 2013
    16:51

  49. This guy. He is nt the right person to talk about this. We hav the min of foreign affairs. What is wrong with mmembe?

    Chilufyanya Satana - March 29, 2013
    16:47

    • In what capacity is this idiot M’membe writing this? RB has the right to visit places secretly or publicly. Who says public figures cannot visit places secretly.

      M’membe himself we know has visited KK and Sata secretly and no person raised his or her eyebrows.

      M’membe musatanyoko! Who are you to question RB – in what capacity you dog are questioning RB’s visit. Why are you apprehensive about RB’s visit?

      Idiot!

      Luchembe - March 29, 2013
      16:49

      • Someone tried to kick JZ in the nuts with a hob nailed boot… And missed.

        Its time to freakin run!

        rufus - March 29, 2013
        18:29

  50. Hey, give us a break please!
    We are tired of this rhetoric of hate speeches against Rupia.
    Rupia is not a common man like Mmembe. This is why his visits are not like for nay common man. Besides Rupia is under persecution by Mmembe and the PF. You already removed his immunity and arrested him, so why can’t you wait for the court to do its job? Mmembe sucks!

    Mubanga - March 29, 2013
    16:39