King Cobra dinning with the devil as evil thrive

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By a correspondent
Deep and excruciating poverty, unemployment, mealie meal and fuel shortages, unconstitutional actions such as the construction of a K1.4 billion retirement house for President Michael Sata long before his retirement and the allocation of k1.5 billion to a non-existent office of the first lady are what have characterized the Patriotic Front government yet Mr Sata and his cheers feel Zambia has the best leadership ever.
Mr Sata, cantankerously known as King Cobra, has been dining with the devil without a long spoon has completely forgotten the suffering of the poor and has kept himself busy sapping the country’s resources into his family empire like a vampire while the majority of Zambians are wallowing in abject poverty.
Mr Sata and the Patriotic Front have fraudulently opened the country’s purse to themselves and their families so as to deepen their pockets through uncalled for commissions of enquiries, corruption, outright theft and the open practice of tribalism and nepotism.
President Sata’s more money in the pocket is now being fully understood as his first action after entering State House was to silently like a thief in the night increase his salary by way over 100 percent at the shock of the many Zambians who thought the man was pro poor citizens.
Now Mr Sata, the man of action has commenced the unconstitutional building of his stately retirement house long before his presidential term has expired and this has confirmed that the priority of President Sata and the PF has never been to serve Zambians but to enrich himself and his cronies.
Certainly the foundation of Mr Sata’s palatial retirement house is built on nothing but greed and that is why the Ministry of Works and Supply and the Sata’s mouth piece George Chellah have failed to play open cards over the construction of such a house.
Zambians are now paying for the construction of a house for a man who has not done anything for them apart from employing his relatives and tribes mates.
The UPND has rightly petitioned Parliament in a feeble attempt to block the illegal construction of President Sata’s retirement house but knowing what Parliament has become, their petition may only be an exercise in futility.
Government through Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Kennedy Sakeni has defended Mr Sata’s greed by stating that the PF would not want its leader to suffer when he retires and that Mr Sata must be respected as Head of State.
The many poor Zambians that voted for Mr Sata are more concerned about their poverty and sufferings and the talk about Mr Sata suffering and respect after his presidency has expired is nothing but admission on the part of the PF that they are in government to serve and enrich themselves.
The majority poor citizens that ensured Mr Sata and the PF formed government are not concerned about whether President Sata will suffer or shall be respected but what he has done since his ascendancy to the presidency that is worthy the construction of his retirement house and respect.
While most Zambians are wondering why Mr Sata would want a retirement house now and why his wife should be entitled to K1.5 billion, the government with its image builders who certainly are benefiting from the misrule are busy singing praises for him.
Those questioning the legality of building Mr Sata a retirement house and the allocation of K1.5 billion to Dr Christine Kaseba’s office that does not exist are being called names yet what is true is that Zambians have the right to call Mr Sata and his wife to account for every kwacha they are spending.
The courts of history will judge Mr Sata not so much for his achievements in the interest of Zambians, but for his greed, intolerance, mismanagement and non-caring for the majority of the poor citizens and his lies.
Zambians remember late Dr Frederick Chiluba as a man who fearlessly championed democracy under the ruthless regime of Dr Kaunda and the liberalization of the economy, the late Levy Mwanawasa is being remembered for his fight against corruption while Rupiah Banda is being missed for his desire for infrastructure development as a president for all Zambians.
And from a president who was more obsessed with infrastructure development and respect for the rule of law, Zambia has painfully stumbled into a leader whose administration is so mired in corruption, nepotism, incompetence, greed, ideological rhetoric  and despotism, the vices that are fast destroying what late Levy Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda left.
Sata will be remembered for his brutal and despotic kind of governance, greed to have more money in his pockets, nepotism, decrees, unfulfilled promises, shortage of basic commodities such as meali meal and fuel, commissions of inquiry that have not yielded any tangible result apart from making few individuals loot the treasury, among other ugly things to remember a former head of state about.
And at the rate Mr Sata is going, breaching the constitution with impunity, he might just be the first former president to fail to dodge prison after he leaves office.
Mr Sata does not know that there is such a thing as the proverbial sword and will surely fall on it when he crushes down from power and if those praising him loved and cared about him, they should have warned him about the path he has taken in governing the country.
Instead, they have not been providing him with straight and open advice but it is not surprising because in the PF government, Ministers, senior party officials and some vultures within the party are too busy jostling for public money using the get rich quickly syndrome.

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71 Responses to King Cobra dinning with the devil as evil thrive

  1. We used our own pens to vote for. PF but they have disappoited us big time. Ba sata I did not know that u can behave in this mannar. I voted for u and I heavly campaigned for u but am not seeing anything ur govt has done apart from increasing ur salary when I knew u has a man who don’t like money. U condermed RB when he did that

    moses bwalya - December 4, 2012
    07:10

  2. Zambians Oh poor Zambians, you really messed yourselves up to the point of even insisting of using your own pens when voting. How foolish.

    Vilifier - December 4, 2012
    06:31

  3. Who is the editor of this poor online publication? He must have very base journalism background. Your line of reporting does not fit in the civilized world. Just a bit of reminder, you have consistently vilified president Sata, even to the extent of announcing his demise before last years elections. Are you not surprised that your negative reports on Sata translated into millions of votes for him and your positive vews on Hichilema translated in very few votes? I f you don’t realise you have made Sata more popular than your man HH. By the way, the spoken tone of HH

    Ngai - December 3, 2012
    22:40

  4. You should also feel for your kids coz they are being fed that under could be the president of Zambia.

    Lusambo Monze - December 3, 2012
    17:58

  5. I build them low cost houses as punishment for ripping off the poor tax payer

    Blazah - December 3, 2012
    16:59

  6. Micheal Sata was in UNIP, he then joined MMD and b’coz he was swindled in 2001, he formed PF out of anger. So the history is the same as that of KK, FTJ, RB etc. Development work requires one with new and fresh ideas and not thz retirees we send to State House. Kaunda became president at the age of 40, FTJ became president at 48, now check out what thz guys brought when they were still fresh! They lost direction when they stopped being fresh… There are several examples of underfives that are delivering. Let us wake up and realise the power of an under 5 and come 2013, viva the under 5s, HH for president…

    Kachingwe Mwenda - December 3, 2012
    15:30

    • Of course not under 5 pliz.

      Lusambo Monze - December 3, 2012
      17:57

  7. You think Up N Down will ever rule this country…… wishful thinking!

    benard - December 3, 2012
    14:39

    • That’s what they think, these idiots.

      Lusambo Monze - December 3, 2012
      17:58

  8. Our worry should be on the Ng’ombe Ilede which has given birth to a partial human. Tulechema bwino ing’ombe!

    benard - December 3, 2012
    14:34

  9. Former speaker Mwanamwambwa has a 15 bderoomed house in Lusaka East built by parliament as his retirement benefit!!!

    Pepani - December 3, 2012
    14:22

    • and causing too much trouble

      bigge - December 3, 2012
      14:27

  10. Zambians should read Ps 58 and remember in future that “so as his name is so is he” The Cobra in State house has deaf ears to the suffering of the masses. Your were warned you all shouted Donchi kubeba, enjoy the suffering and eat only in by elections.

    mwaka - December 3, 2012
    14:02

  11. In the Heading it should read ‘Dining’ not ”Dinning’

    Distant Drums - December 3, 2012
    13:49

  12. How I would love a job that gives me my pension in advance even before completing my second year of the contract.A job that gives my wife a huge budget to travel as she wishes at taxpayers’ expense to do exactly what the Minister of Health is paid to do.

    This can only happen in Zambia where, power really gets into the heads of our leaders and makes them so blind that they can start mobilising the same poor people to cheer them on for taking decisions that they will later regret.

    Unfortunately as Zambians we all seem to suffer from short memories.We have forgotten that we once praised Chiluba.I remember people calling Chiluba “Moses”. As soon as we starting calling him “Moses” power went right through his head and he started making selfish decisions.

    I am afraid,Zambia is again going through the same process and with over 68% of our people poor we are again allowing “The Great Leader” to spend the little resources we have on things that do not change the well-being of the majority of our people.

    Our people neeed food,decent shelter and decent work.Instead of spending more money to ensure food security and create jobs we are busy building houses for the few.

    We are praising the “Great Leader” for allocating billions or is it going to be millions of Kwacha to the First Lady to allow her to champion a cause that only affects less than 1% of the population.

    When are Zambian leaders ever going to learn that,when you get elected to office you become a servant of the people and not their master.That respect is earned by what one does for the people and not because you got elected to a public office.

    At the rate things are going in Zambia,PF are better off building more and better equipped jails.They may need them very soon. I know it is very difficult to hear the truth,but one day and very soon,someone will remember these words.

    Chiluba was warned that theft does not pay when within weeks he started using his relatives to steal from the treasury.Toilets seats and all the furnisher in State House was replaced to allow “Moses” to enjoy the comfort.Taxpayers money was used to buy new suits and more high platformed shoes.

    Where is Chiluba today ?

    The current “Great Leader” has to be given free advice-those who are enjoying and benefiting from the status quo will sing praises to “The Great Leader”,but as soon as things change,they will dump you like a bag of rotten cabbages. If the “Great Leader” is very unfortunate to end up in jail,then very few of those who are cheering the “Great Leader” will be seen near the jail.

    Pimbi Mano - December 3, 2012
    13:44

  13. Sata is comiting crimes, he knows thats why he brought prof chirwa 2 suceed him, we will vote hh or nevers who r ve bin patriotic, kaseba reject that money allocate 2 moH if she is sincere, power can corrupt morals, 2016 is near, God help us frm this corrupt regime

    Vincente - December 3, 2012
    12:52

  14. Bloggers you have spoken, but can we have A Tax Payers Association to monitor our tax and where it is going , this is what is found in countries like Kenya, The TPA is working they have a right to make government account for the money they spend and all the MPs can not steal the CDF . In most cases even the so called MPs are just stealing the CDF funds .

    Balwiite - December 3, 2012
    12:50

    • I love your Idea, how can it be done?

      All Smiles - December 3, 2012
      14:10

  15. You should see Fred support the funding of the office of first lady . What a shame . Crooks and elements like Fred will support anything as long as they have the share of the national cake from the front or the back …….. No more objectivity for now they are blind .

    nyambe t. - December 3, 2012
    12:39

  16. Criminalisation of the poverty fools.

    Kay Love - December 3, 2012
    12:14

  17. God is watching. Wina azakalila as it always happens. Look at Chiluba. he died a dissapointed man in life.

    Pafyamba (PF)+Mtoto - December 3, 2012
    12:08

  18. We must learn to scrutinise people we think can deliver and not rely on what they did many years ago. It’s surprising that the national assembly that is full of supposedly sane and intelligent people can allocate K1.5 bn to AN ILLEGAL OFFICE! Shame on us Zambians. That money can unblock many drainages in many of our cities and buy linen and medicines for our hospitals. By the way, who is benefitting from Mrs Sata’s travels. The answer is very plain for all to see- HERSELF and her entourage!!!

    Msoro32 - December 3, 2012
    11:49

  19. God is watching

    gk - December 3, 2012
    11:42

  20. Posterity will judge not armchair critics..

    Calvin Machila - December 3, 2012
    11:36

  21. Thr so many thing current gvt needs to address. More over a reall reader is one who first looks at well bein of his suporters… I hope this is nt true. Anyway the president shud hav done this kusogoro say 2015 afta stabilizin the economy.

    Dixon - December 3, 2012
    11:21

  22. NOTICE: UKWA your dayz are numbered….come 2016!!!!

    matamando - December 3, 2012
    11:16

  23. Why do I have this feeling that this silly article sounds like one of those very stupid esposides that did not help nyama soya by the chimbwi the third, and all bloggers up and down sympathisers!…Namakando spot on!

    twoo - December 3, 2012
    11:08

  24. KABIMBA U ARE MIOPIC YOU CANT SEE THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE PF WILL BE WORSE THAN MMD HENCE PEOPLE WILL FORGET PF AND VOTE OTHER SENSIBLE POLITICAL PARTIES IN GOVT WHETHER THAT PARTY IS IN ONE REGION NOW. REMEMBER PF’S POPULARITY IS DWINDLING EACH PASSING DAY-LOAD SHADING, HUNGER, SHORTAGE OF MEALIE MEAL AND GENERALLY HIGH COST OF LIVING, POOR WORKING CONDITIONS FOR CIVIL SERVANTS, RURAL HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE SCRAPT OFF FROM DESERVING SCHOOLS. PLIZ ZAMBIAN WATCH DOG COME TO MKUSHI DISTRICT AND VISIT THE RURAL HIGH SCHOOLS NO RURAL HARDSHIP WHEN THE SCHOOLS ARE MORE THAN 37 KM FROM MKUSHI BOMA. WHAT KIND OF NONSENSE IS THIS LEAVE THE INVESTORS, NGOs AND OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTIES ALONE. SORT OUT THE MESS THAT U HAVE BROUGHT IN OUR COUNTRY, THEN U CAN PROUDLY TALK OF A MANDATE THAT ZAMBIANS GAVE U

    Why Tongas? - December 3, 2012
    10:58

  25. the sooner he died the better..we shall save alot of money!

    taliban - December 3, 2012
    09:07

  26. Zambia is now an Ethnocracy.

    THE SAINT - December 3, 2012
    08:44

  27. Why does Mr sata not hold press conferences?
    Why does he not allow juornalists to interview him when he arrives at KK international Airport?

    Mr proudly Zambian - December 3, 2012
    08:24

    • The man is more of a kaponya .. Illiterate infact his the primitive one…heard the man cant even read a written speech no wonder he makes stupid jokes wen eva hs dealing with more serious issues…

      T - December 3, 2012
      09:26

    • he is not intelligent enough to hold a one on one converstaion its ffor him not to be exposed that he lacks intelligence

      voice of one crying in wilderness - December 3, 2012
      12:03

  28. Come 2016, PF ‘OUT’, tired of the happenings in this country. King Cobra its too much of this animal farm kind of govt, jus serving your relatives & your so called comrades. Remember that whatever you do, time will always catch up with you. You might be clever now, bt wait until time catches up with you. Don’t take Zambian people for granted HEMCS

    mudala wa pala - December 3, 2012
    08:06

  29. You know, I fail to understand Zambia. In the developed world a poor man cannot aspire for presidency. I have never heard that American government is building a house for any of the former presidents. But In Zambia where half our national budget is funded by donors we should build houses for these people. What nonsense

    zambia twanaka - December 3, 2012
    07:57

    • You should campaign to have the stupid law removed from the statute book.

      Anyaprawo - December 3, 2012
      08:14

  30. This is very dramatic and sensational reporting with very economical truth which makes me worried about you chaps who just critiseze from from your one roomed houses. You are so naive, short sighted and you can’t even see beyond your own noise later on you just fool and an alarmist you don’t understand that this country on its knees when Sata took over, we were at the grave site when Sata rescured us from the hands of the enemy who wanted to even privatize even your wives, children and schools. The man (Sata) is busy rebuilding the infrastructure, roads, schools, hospitals and good service delivery to the most remotest place like Shang’ombo and yet the author is so naive that he choices to sway us to K1.5 billion and K1.4 billion. Is it not true that if you build Sata’s house now you will save some money in rentals when he leaves office? Last past first lady was every where spending taxing payers money to an extent of investing some of our money in Tanzania and Malawi where she owns property. You can’t NOT ask for audited report because there no budget, now what the government is doing is to hold accountable to the office of the first lady which has been abused for the past two decades. You chaps are allergic to change you can’t see unless ou are hit by an object, stop being foolish and misdirecting us on this subject which we all know that the government is on truck.

    Namakando nawa - December 3, 2012
    07:52

    • coma its either you are sick in the head or you are extremely dull. If there is anything that can be said to be positive about the infrastructure its the precious govt that should take credit, then ofcourse you have a short memory hence your illogical conclusions. It doesnt require a PhD macro-economics to see that this our economy is amiss and unstable. the reactionary governance we are being treated with leaves much to be desired in assuring us of hope going forward with pf. Just because you are feeding off the scrums falling off his mcs and his crew doesnt mean that the majority are happy.

      Suggestor - December 3, 2012
      08:03

      • I agree with you totally. This illogical analysis is typical of PF cadres.

        Eagle - December 3, 2012
        08:56

    • This is extremely myopic analysis by a PF hooligan! Kaseba’s office is not constitutional. If you want to fund Kaseba, go to parliament to create the office. If Thandiwe stole, how come your idiotic Sillyman Jelly (Solomon Jere) hasn’t arrested her. Sata believes development is pronouncements which lack action. All we have are shortages as a result of pathetic leadership

      Shrek! - December 3, 2012
      09:33

    • You are an imbecile, absolutely foolish, a dead man walking.

      Lord Carrington - December 3, 2012
      10:10

      • Dead man walking indeed..

        Fenwick - December 3, 2012
        11:03

    • Just shut up you foolish person! Why do you close your eyes to reality you idiot. Just support your Satan silently rather than annoying us.

      Kashame - December 3, 2012
      10:30

    • Bloggers dont be swayed by dull fellows like this one, they have been hired to promote this tyranical rule.

      Ba ke - December 3, 2012
      11:06

    • How do you build your grave before you are pronounced dead? should we all start getting public funds to build our retirement homes? If the boss can do that what can stop others?

      Chairman - Kasama Boys - December 3, 2012
      14:45

    • Purely SATANIC.

      shi mpundu Nshiwamya - December 3, 2012
      18:00

  31. The cantakerously brutal fool now calling himself untouchable will REFUND K1.4b, k1.5b. He will be charged and have cases to answer, including sakeni, kabimba,guyskot,gbm.

    Mulendema - December 3, 2012
    07:34

  32. zWd ndimwe uvite wa kalulu.

    v v t i - December 3, 2012
    07:30

  33. sakeni by his appearance looks like his ancester the broken hill man or homohabilis so is his reasoning capacity. As for this foreigner we understan understand his white pigish stand he does not care about blacks. Being born in zambia does just likie being born in a garage does not make one a car or being born in a cowshed does not make one a cow or even claim to be calf. We have not forgotten the swine gate scandal which led to him being fired as agric minister in the corrupt chiluba govt in which ukwa was a minister.

    kenjay - December 3, 2012
    06:57

    • Abyssmal Racist!!!

      Bonzo - December 3, 2012
      13:13

      • Facts are facts. It does not mean that one is a racist.

        shi mpundu Nshiwamya - December 3, 2012
        18:06

    • This. Doesn’t your thinking become better does it? I would like treated equal by definitive standards. The fact that you are in Zambia and has never travelled doesn’t have to make you ignorant to think all Zambians of Zambian origin are always in Zambia. Your world is narrow and evolves around you.

      Changa - December 3, 2012
      13:26

  34. Nika last !come 2016 wil show mr sata how important a voter is,check dis out.

    Man-eater - December 3, 2012
    06:43

  35. We should pass a law to reposses these Houses. Starting with KK’s. He has shambalakale.

    Why cant he retire there? King Cobra has one in Rhodes Park. So why construct Houses for these people.

    Mpangula Mputyu - December 3, 2012
    06:23

    • Spot on! Reposes and auction these houses

      fresh mind - December 3, 2012
      13:00

  36. The proffessional diplomatic service he talked of consists of relatives and cronies

    Truth Seeker - December 3, 2012
    06:20

  37. very intresting let him finish his projects.house,wife,then in 2014 he will then save you and me who are so called poor zambians.iam very proud zambian who voted for this kindless leader unknownly.my fellow zambians @twalyabuka each one with his plans lesa sontule.

    PF CADRE - December 3, 2012
    06:17

  38. Praise singers like Sakeni, Sampa, Scott who want to condone that which is illegal should wake up and smell the coffee for a time comes when you are called to answer for your blind support for what is wrong!

    patriot - December 3, 2012
    06:13

  39. U need a pat on the back ba author. We wake up every morning hoping to see some light at the end of the tunnel, but the very people in govt we expect to help us see the light are the ones putting dirty at the exit so we may never get out of this chaos. GOD HELP US OUT THIS GOVT WE GOT OURSELVES INTO.

    Teacher S - December 3, 2012
    06:10

    • There is NO GOD to help you if you do nothing yourself. Next general election vote for UPND. Convince your family, friends and others to bring about change in the government. Stop relying on GOD because there is NO GOD but yourself and other people working together.

      Anyaprawo - December 3, 2012
      08:34

      • Anyaprawo, did you say there is no God? Are you Zambian? May God forgive you for your unimaginable spiritual lostness.

        Wafwawafwa Washalawashala - December 3, 2012
        08:56

        • I do not believe in any stupid God. I have a health life spiritually. If you want to believe in this nonsense please do. You will gain nothing in the end. When you die the body decomposes and returns to the elements found in the universe. No body should teach you that there is heaven and hell because they do not exist. The end of the earth will come when the Sun disappears from the universe as a blackhole. The so-called churches, you belong to, are there to make money for the leaders.

          anyaprawo - December 3, 2012
          10:46

          • Me,i believe there is God.

            Muunga a matwi abacizakala - December 3, 2012
            13:52

          • People lets keep God out of this. By the way, I do not at all see any reason for people to complain on the money for Mr. Sata’s house. Mind you, it is the duty of this nation to pay rentals for every president after he is out of power. So far the money that has been paid for RB has already hit a Ka billion. Can you imagine how much has been paid for KK??? Get real mwenchushi mwe.

            Delgo - December 3, 2012
            15:20

          • Im sori to say that u think like a DOG with a short tail,foolish u are.hope yo mother shud have aborted you.pliz keep THE ALMIGHTY AND POWERFUL LIVING GOD OUT OF YO DIRTY CONVERSATION,if he wanted just now he can make deaf and blind idioot.i pit you

            kwanu Nikwanu - December 3, 2012
            16:46

          • Im sori to say that u think like a DOG with a short tail,foolish u are.hope yo mother shud have aborted you.pliz keep THE ALMIGHTY AND POWERFUL LIVING GOD OUT OF YO DIRTY CONVERSATION,if he wanted just now he can make you deaf and blind idioot.i pit you

            kwanu Nikwanu - December 3, 2012
            16:48

          • @Delgo
            The point is that the LAW says “former President” and not the sitting President. Therefore, if there is reasoning (which we all agree) in building the house while the beneficial President is still serving, then the LAW rather the constitution must be changed …it should no be ignored to serve the interest of one President while others are still languishing in rented accommodation.

            @Kwanu Nikwanu
            I just wonder which God, you believe in who accommodates such language and hate as you have used in a public fora? Anyaprawo, is entitled not to belong to a religion as you are entitled to belong to Christianity and Muslims to Islam. There is no superior religion and it is when you miss this point that everyone starts killing themselves in an attempt to be the “righteous” over the others. Just like the Zambian polical scene…tells you where we are on the journey to enlightenment.

  40. Let him build that house, the next gvmnt will repose the house. This old thing in plot one for sure it has no plan,not even a plan on how he is going to defend himself on all the charges of corruption nd the crime against humanity,he want to comit in western prov. May please the minister of justice to be in the next govt hon J Mwiimbu,start recording these crimes so that you quicken the process.

    Chilufyanya Satana - December 3, 2012
    06:04

  41. Chibe blind twachipushila, ama ipad yaisako aya
    Fwebafikumo ifikulu bwafya pakutinika.lol

    jones chilengi - December 3, 2012
    05:37

  42. God bless you mr author, chilekeni ichifyashi ichi
    chibe blinf.chikalila and he wont even stay in that
    house

    jones chilengi - December 3, 2012
    05:32