Now Kabimba seeks to expel Given Lubinda for leaking information to Watchdog, Daily Nation

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Given Lubinda

PF secretary-General Wynter Kabimba has given foreign affairs minster Given Lubinda a seven days ultimatum to exculpate himself or face expulsion from the ruling party.

In his letter to Lubinda, Kabimba accuses Lubinda of leaking confidential information to the Zambian Watchdog  and the Daily Nation newspapers as well as the opposition.

According to ZNBC news monitored in Lusaka this afternoon, Kabimba also accuses Lubinda of being disloyal to the party.

Recently while opening the Lusaka PF provincial consultative forum, the all powerful Justice Minister alleged that there were some senior party leaders, including cabinet ministers that were disloyal to the party and were working with the opposition.

Lubinda is the current Zambian Foreign Affairs Minister and the second one to be targeted by Mr. Kabimba for disciplining after Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.

In the party, Kabimba has also suspended former Home Affairs minister in the MMD government, Lameck Mangani together with his group in Eastern province.

As the battle for presidential succession intensifies in the PF, Watchdog sources say there are more senior leaders that have been targeted by Kabimba so that he remains the clear favourite.

Part of the letter to Lubinda read:

“I have received adverse reports against you  from members of the PF including MPs regarding acts of disloyalty to the ideals of the party by you as a member. It is alleged that you have been actively working and, or collaborating with some members of the opposition in the MMD and UPND with the intention of discrediting the party’s decisions and policies and hence bringing the name and image of the party in disrepute.

“It is further alleged that you have been responsible for planting some of the adverse articles in the Daily Nation newspaper against the party and its leadership. In your collaboration with some opposition MPs you have been responsible for leaking confidential information to them which information came into your possession as a senior member of the party.

“Such information has been regularly posted by your collaborators or yourself on the Zambian Watchdog so as to discredit the image of the party and its leadership. Your alleged acts are in breach of your obligation as a member under the party Constitution for which the party intends to institute disciplinary action against you. In view of the foregoing I would be obliged to receive from you an exculpatory statement within seven days from the date hereof for reference to the disciplinary committee for consideration and determination of this matter.”

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286 Responses to Now Kabimba seeks to expel Given Lubinda for leaking information to Watchdog, Daily Nation

  1. I dont like Kabimba because he is a moving coffin.

    Natama - December 15, 2012
    10:30

  2. Why is the post giving front cover coverage & advocacy to these stories of hounding out Given? Especially when they gave a small inside story to Wynter’ behaviour at ACC & also inside story to concerns from Oasis forum. Even a blind man can see on which side they (POST) are. Wynter and Mmembe are protecting each other for now after all Mmembe has nkongole issues with GRZ, its Justice minister thr Solicitor/Attorney Gaeneral who can go after him; and he is by default boss to Nchito. It makes sense 4 Mmembe to downplay Wynter’s megalomania…

    PF Moron - December 15, 2012
    08:21

  3. Opposition must must be patriotic to Zambia and must avoid creating events simply to turnish image of PF.
    President Sata existed in the colonial govt.
    He also existed in UNIP govt
    If MMD used ant dubious means to remove UNIP Sata knows.
    He has made comaprisons with wht happned in all above mentioned regimes threfore we can trust his experince to revive the economy of Zambia as he has began with creating districts and a province.
    He is the most experiornced CAREER politicians so far.

    The method of hounding PF using Millers and transporters to create artificail shortage is unpatriotic.We have been feeding DRC and great region for many decaded but food secuirity has never been brocken down.

    Simon Mfula - December 15, 2012
    07:47

  4. summer kabimba fears lubinda coz zayellow iz very sharp,brave,intelligent.lubinda u hv ma vote make yr own party man if u can’t go back 2 yr former UPND.don’t be shaken by de utterances of foolish summer kabimba.

    chishi cesu - December 14, 2012
    11:26

  5. I don`t see any sense about what Mr Kabimba is trying to do…I think this person is trying to be individual/remaining alone…Let him remain alone and see if there will be any person voting for him, may be his foolish dogs sons and daughters…I will not allow even my grand mother in our family to vote for such monk…

    Muby-boy - December 14, 2012
    07:58

  6. Winter is being used, after achieving their objectives he will be thrown out and forgotten for good. Shame on him coz his a blind fool.

    Kwelezani - December 13, 2012
    17:51

  7. Ba wynter ninshi kanshi mukashala na bani.2016 ileisa tukamimona.Mukaivotela mwe bene

    Andrew Tembo - December 13, 2012
    16:06

  8. Lubinda has his Liberal Party with SakwiBA.
    Guys have respect to Party Founders.
    l
    Let Wynter Work. !!!!!

    shanjina - December 13, 2012
    15:48

  9. have come to understand politics in this country(Zambia) though am still learning to understand its paradoxes,i will not make comparison of our mode of politics to other well matured developed countries in political tumouls but i will simply say we citizens,leaders we lack a philosophy off selflessness,plea from the pour,implementation excise and leadership folar of attitude,with better excise of organizing ourselves,learning the purpose of true democracy we will reach a stage were conflict will be based in intellectual dialogue and technal dispute withing our policies of governance not who is a mole in this party who is taking information to this opposition,do you know what causes this kind of presure?is the lack of transparance towards the gorverning of our country even a lik of viable coruption tendence will be an act of been a mole.

    loops - December 13, 2012
    14:41

  10. You have to be extremely naive to believe “Wet Kabamba” is fighting his own war. Wet Kabamba is Ukwa’s hatchet man! Wynter is just an “Enforcer” for the chief monkey. He is there to bring recalcitrant/indisciplined boys back into line! Given Lubinda was acting too independent! Ukwa cannot afford independent thinkers in the “Poor Finishers”!

    khwedzedze - December 13, 2012
    13:42

  11. Is that an extract from a letter written by the minister of justice or a kabova? it has no substance whatsoever. Its too generic. A lawyer should be specific …You did or told abc on day xyz a that 123 and according to section lmn or our KONSITITYUSHIONI … you are liable to 789 …

    Kakonkote - December 13, 2012
    11:46

  12. Kabimba is correct.Lubinda is a snake in tall glasses.Go kabimba,dcpline Lubinda,chikala chakwe.Lozi’s the are not trusted & they are useless.that’s why they bost tht they hav strong men within the grvnt.Chikala lubinda twalimumona kale.

    kapono kobe - December 13, 2012
    11:22

  13. I guess people reported Lubinda to the President and the party about his activivities. They have given him charges and given chance to be heard. He has 7 days. He will appear before a disciplinary committee. He is not the first one. The committee is not Mr. Kabimba alone or Mr.Sata If he is innocent he will be free. If he is guilty sorry for him. Mind you even very innocent looking people can be thieves in the night. Lets see what comes out. Lets not blame Sata or Kabimba

    washington Lesabu - December 13, 2012
    11:22

  14. Let Given be left alone. So smart the man is in PF. Idiot Kabimba to hell

    Magaba - December 13, 2012
    11:18

  15. This is not about Kabimba or Lubinda, it’s about Mr. Sata. As they say, if you want to kill a snake…

    G7 - December 13, 2012
    11:10

  16. The battle kabimba is fighting is more for Mmembe and very little for himself, isukeni ichipalakasa mwebantu!!!

    Kuyumayuma - December 13, 2012
    10:59

  17. I never voted for PF! Knowing Sata, I knew PF was up for no good. Am happy now that those that voted for PF are now regretting. I didn’t waste my vote.

    Grey Zulu - December 13, 2012
    10:55

    • iwe ichindike, we are happy and not regretting. Stupiti mwaufwa

      MN - December 13, 2012
      11:33

  18. I disagree with Kabimba intentions how many people he is going to fight you touch Lubinda you touch Kabwata constiency remember we voted for sata and lubinda not you sir

    Francis M Chinyanta - December 13, 2012
    10:53

  19. Let me tell u something for nothing: Kabimba is not fighting his own battle but that of a friend who is an editor in one newspaper. this editor and CNP struck a deal that he be nomi9nated to take over from CNP in 2016, and carbin bar will be veep, with the hope of succeeding the editor friend in 2021 (Wishful thinking indeed!!. You will see a lot of drama unfolding, very Scott has already been silenced, so is GBM, now it is Zayelo. Soon after this CNP will appoint Carbin bar as Veep politics and administration, while Scott will be veep for policy implementation.
    This data is slowly filtering in the PF and causing discomfort among some members. This is circus, you will prove me, wait as the tide unfolds……. Icisosa chipa amano, epo mpelele mukwai

    Kuyumayuma - December 13, 2012
    10:52

  20. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH WYNTER, I THOT THEY(PF) SAID THEY WANT TO WORK WITH OPPOSITION(MMD)AND OTHERS, SO WHY SHOULD HE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH LUBINDA BEING SEEN WITH OPPOSITION MEMBERS, HAVENT THEY EMBRASSED THE OPPOSITION? DONT THEY MINGLE WITH OPPOSITION NOW THAT THEY HAVE GIVEN THEM JOBS IN PF?
    .
    AND ONE WONDERS …HOW DID WYTNER KNOW THAT LUBINDA IS ALSO POSTING ON THE WATCHDOG???YOU SEE…THATS WHY ZAMBIANS WILL NOT REGISTER THEIR SIM CARDS, ITS THINGS LIKE THESE, THAT THEY WANT TO USE THE REGISTRATION TO VICTIMIZE ANYONE WHO WILL SPEAK OUT AGAINST THEM…

    NewZambia - December 13, 2012
    10:31

    • Point!

      Licholocholo - December 13, 2012
      11:19

  21. Given Lubinda is more loyal to Sata than Kabimba. GL can dialogue with MCS of policy issues far much better than Kabimba. Kabimba is a lose cannon you is exploding anywhere, anytime with anyone. Watch this space as he digs his own pit!

    Insights into Insights - December 13, 2012
    10:30

    • Good analysis

      niwameneuyuemwine - December 15, 2012
      02:35

  22. Tiyende pamodzi ndi mtima umoo.
    tiyende pamodzi ndi mtima umo
    Tiyende pamodzi ndi mtima umoo.
    tiyende pamodzi ndi mtima umo
    MA YOUTH TIYENI
    tili pamodzi
    MA YOUTH TIYENI
    tili pamodzi
    Tiyende pamodzi ndi mtima umo

    This non-elected clown seems to have forgotten the power of the youth.

    afrozed - December 13, 2012
    10:26

  23. Shame on you kakabimbi leave Ba Lubinda alone.

    miyanda Gift - December 13, 2012
    10:16

  24. I fear for Lubinda this is what happened in mmd before people started disappearing. Lubinda resign and run away in hiding.

    pride - December 13, 2012
    09:48