Why is M’membe defending himself on Frank Bwalya?

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Cracks are emerging between State House and their propagandists, The Post Newspaper, following the decision by Fr. Frank Bwalya to leave the fold of the ruling party and join politics, according to Zambia Reports.

Fr. Bwalya last week announced he was joining the political arena following injustices being perpetrated by the ruling Patriotic Front whom he heavily supported in the 2011 general elections.

But State House has picked information that among Fr. Bwalya’s backers is Post newspaper owner Fred M’membe.

“M’membe is growing increasingly frustrated by the fact that he no longer has a grip on President Michael Sata and that his preferred successor to Sata, Wynter Kabimba, is not popular within the PF ranks and is not selling nationally,” the sources said.

“So he is looking for someone who can dismantle Sata and someone he can eventually control that is why The Post has not come out strongly against Fr. Bwalya.”

PF sources said M’membe is aware State House has picked information about his links with Fr. Bwalya and is desperate to launder himself though at the same time not antagonizing Fr. Bwalya.

Strangely, The Post on Sunday published an editorial entitled entitled “Fr Bwalya and Us” in which the paper is unsolicitedly trying to exculpate itself.

The newspaper usually bases its editorial or opinions on stories it has carried or has previously published. But in this case, there is no story where The Post has carried a story talking about their perceived links with Fr. Bwalya.

“We will never deny the fact that Father Frank Bwalya has been a friend of ours and we have done many things together. But this does not mean that we are part of everything Fr Bwalya does or says,” reads part of the editorial.

“Fr Bwalya has rights that are well protected by the Constitution of our country. He has the right to hold a political opinion and freely express it; equally he has the right of association. Fr Bwalya has the right to form his own political party if he so wishes. But Fr Bwalyas right to be heard does not automatically mean the right to be taken seriously.

“We have never known of Fr Bwalyas intentions to join politics and start a political party. He has never shared with us his intentions on this scope. We are hearing them for the first time from the pronouncements he is making on radio. So how can we be financers of political programmes and schemes we do not know.”

Analysts are wondering the basis of this editorial as though anyone has publicly accused The Post of sponsoring Fr Bwalya.

“The Post are panicking,” the source told Zambia Reports.

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75 Responses to Why is M’membe defending himself on Frank Bwalya?

  1. HH is not tribal imwe. Ndimwe ba Bemba muli tribal chifukwa mufuna kuba bwino. In east we are mobilising for HH.

    kum'mawa - May 8, 2013
    20:26

  2. PF pursuing FATHER BWALYA, shame on you. BA KABIMBA, ba kaamba, you are not popular to lead PF but we like your sharp tongue to silence critics of shi maiko, BA MUKANGA muleicindika bakaamba how do you disparage FATHER BWALYA when his radio ichengele built your support base in mufulira, Ba GBM shame on you mu kaamba, FATHER BWALYA touches at the heart of PF.

    Ntongalume - May 7, 2013
    20:44

  3. Ooooh I see now.

    foloko - May 7, 2013
    19:42

  4. It is an insult to the Zambian people for Fr Bwalya to even think about being the president. What a joke !!

    Scott - May 7, 2013
    12:10

  5. M’membe chikala chawishi! Banyina ichinyo! Banyina Limbwe Limbwe muchinyo! Aba ukunya ama guava! Stupid boy!!!

    Mad Cobra - May 7, 2013
    09:09

  6. Zambians let us open our eyes and see, HH will never be President, He is cost driver of tribalism, He claims he is rich ? what help has he offered to the majority poor Zambians ? He does not posses any government administrative experience not even a least position of a canceller,If its Nevers Mumba its Obsolescence time for MMD. UPND and MMD are just wasting their time as talking will just help the Government work and deliver as the zambians expects…let us have patience and see what Micheal (heaven sent) has for us. I declare he will not live any stones unturned,forget it if you think he will die soon. SATA For DEVELOPMENT……Your chance was granted and you failed to deliver so seleni tubobeko so that Zambians see for them self’s……

    muluse bwalya - May 7, 2013
    07:37

    • Just enjoy the eurobond alone and leave us with our decision to vote HH, your tribal acusations agains HH dont hold water. you are blinded by the stolen wealth you are swimming in and think it will last, VIVA HH

      Proud Zambian - May 7, 2013
      10:39

    • U min COMEDIAN ? Kaponya president ? be serious we need maturity in current politics not jokers ..

      Olo kan - May 7, 2013
      15:53

  7. State House sources told me that H.E Michael Sata blasted Fred for giving Fr. Bwalya so much coverage. And, Fred tonned down, two days later, he published this opinion saying he is not supporting Fr. Bwalya. People, u shud undstnd Fred, all he wants is to protect his status quo. In PF Fred knows Wynter cant sell, GBM is nt a factor, politically only Fr. Bwalya makes political sense. So, is it wrong if he shifts camp imwe? Dont u remember that The Post and Sata once parted company and Fred never covered Sata until “they reconciled?” Let’s use Fred for Fr. Bwalya but we shud nt tell him what will happen, Not even Sata shud know, DONCHI KUBEBA, DONCHI KULEMBA!!!

    zoona - May 7, 2013
    06:19

    • those who kill by the sword shall die the sword.those who use donchi kubeba shall die by the same donchi kubeba

      nsengu - May 7, 2013
      13:57

  8. I remember very Well when the post tone RB from back, front and centre immediately he revealed his intention of going to plot one he never did anything right in eyes of mmembe now he wants to turn 360* against pf may he has not been paid for work he did in 2011 when claimed to spoke for the poor

    John phiri - May 6, 2013
    20:25

  9. Wen Bwalya Campaigned 4 pf, every one welcomed the Man of God & never said he shdnt help coz he is a priest. Nw tht he has joined Politics, the pf ar busy saying the preist shud concetrate on the church. Pf, u ar in 4 the father. No dull moment.

    Wusoyi wa Nkayi - May 6, 2013
    19:42

  10. I remember very Well when the post tone RB from back, front and centre immediately he revealed his intention of going to plot one he never did anything right in eyes of mmembe now he wants to against pf may he has not been paid for work he did in 2011 when claimed to spoke for the poor

    John phiri - May 6, 2013
    19:36

  11. you shall know them by their fruits

    Mwamba Chileshe - May 6, 2013
    15:03

  12. No! this man was called from the first house to exculpate himself and he was cut before finishing his explaination hence his decision to use his useless post which i no longer read.

    Kafulamuchembwe - May 6, 2013
    14:55

  13. kwena Mumembe iliko desperate! Just pay the debt natu nzako, be less greedy and power hungry and you could perhaps start to sleep at night bwana! forgot…he has no conscious or sense of shame being a borderline psychopath so he probably sleeps but boy the heat is on…you have been ‘outed’ boss

    trader - May 6, 2013
    14:42

  14. Go father go. castrate the homosexual M’membe.Ba fred, eating with two hands

    nevermind - May 6, 2013
    14:27

  15. That’s it! Its all over for the Post. They have admitted their guilt even without being accused of “smoking dobo/weed”!They behaved like a prostitute who thinks that any man who comes towards her wants to do ‘business’ with and immediately begins to undress! Just like in the colonial days when the police visited a village, the men who not yet paid their personal tax, pole, chicken and bicycle taxes would scatter in every direction, only to be caught at 3 a m in bed, because they had come back from the forest looking for nocturnal bedroom (azimwa nyale)joy from their wives!

    Didi Anabe - May 6, 2013
    14:10

  16. But State House has picked information that among Fr. Bwalya’s backers is Post newspaper owner Fred M’membe….
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    Analysts are wondering the basis of this editorial as though anyone has publicly accused The Post of sponsoring Fr Bwalya….
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    ?????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!…lost, very lost!

    twoo - May 6, 2013
    14:04

    • The basis of the post’s defence was read on ZNBC 19:00 news of Friday 3 May, 2013 which quoted an intelligence report where Mmembe (Gay) Fred was mentioned as one of Fr Bwalya’s admirers.

      Simangulungwa - May 6, 2013
      14:17

  17. You and the post are usless why come on watch dog stick to your gay post imbwa iwe

    riddick - May 6, 2013
    14:03

  18. Zambia has been reduced to a level of being administered by uncouth jungle laws to humiliate RB, HH, and Nevers Mumba. However, God has His Own Way of Resolving the Peoples Plight. MAY GOD HEAR OUR PRAYERS.

    Mambwe - May 6, 2013
    13:41

  19. avoid putting postsnewspaper on nonsense issues…

    kanitundira - May 6, 2013
    13:14

    • ala WHY NOT, WHO ARE THEY???? imwe naimwe, the post has firmly put itself in nonsense issues with their silly opinionated editorials etc. They have done a perfect job at discrediting themselves bwana, and all can now see their vindictive finger prints on any of their clandestine moves – this father bwalya issue has the post written all over it dear, ‘mumbwe pakulila ninshi nakwata epo ashintilile’ In this case we could have missed it but the post literally ‘outed’ themselves with their editorial!

      trader - May 6, 2013
      14:03

  20. Wrong on this one. Birds of same feathers fly together.

    blog - May 6, 2013
    12:01

  21. BUT THIS IS DRAMA, WHATS GOING ON IN ZAMBIA??? PF HAVE TRULY FAILED OUR COUNTRY. LET THEM GO, WE ARE JUST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TERM BUT WITH ALL THIS RUBBISH?? WHAT A PARTY?? THEY ARE ALL SO DEFENSIVE.

    THE PRINCE - May 6, 2013
    11:59

    • MUSATA NYOKO PF HAS NOT FAILED. YOU KA HH HAS FAILED

      Jojo(MJ) - May 6, 2013
      12:39

      • iwe pf has failed are you dull or something or maybe you consider the loss of jobs in the mines,increased fuel prices,mealie meal prices,cement prices,electricity tarrifs,corruption e.t.c as a success people like you are bringing us down with everything getting
        worse you are still supporting the fool sata and his minions on top of that no bumper harvest this season so mealie meal is going to further increase only an asshole would consider that as a success…..

        Likman666 - May 6, 2013
        13:01

      • you fool. You blind?

        PHD - May 6, 2013
        13:24

      • I am very sure that if your parents read your insults they would be very disappointed with you. May God have mercy on you and clean up your tongue.

        Drive - May 6, 2013
        13:40

      • PF is very good at this. Insults. Why not comment on the way PF has succeeded. That is if at all it has succeeded in anything apart from oral pronouncements. Think! Instead you are sinking you pathetic Fool.

        Grassroots reloaded. - May 6, 2013
        15:36

  22. Membe nichipuba maningi.He is betraying Sata while also wanting him to protect him from paying bak our 14,000,000 KWACHA YAKUDALA.WAPYA MUNZI.Most post people planted are selling out Sata and his govt to bwinjimfumu president Namakandi oh Namakando Membe.

    sobongo - May 6, 2013
    11:44

    • Fred M’embe has started servicing the DBZ Loan; the a/c was credited with Kr500,000 and another promisory note of the same amount at the end of June 2013;so he owes Kr3,500,000 now.

      Natasha musonda - May 7, 2013
      10:59

  23. Lets support all developmental agenda laid by the govt to improve our livelihood.

    Mbozi McBright - May 6, 2013
    11:34

  24. JUST FILL IN THE GAPS….POST CRY FOUL AFTER FAILING TO WIN TENDER FOR SUPPLY AND TRANSPORTATION OF ZESCO POLES, ACCUSES GBM OF CORRUPTION….page 2….Fr Walya is appointed Zesco board chairman…..logic is POST HOPE THERE IS SOME ONE BETTER…WALYA EVEN ASSURES THEM THAT THEY WILL GET THE CONTRACTS AS LONG AS HE IS THERE. THINGS TURN OUT OTHERWISE AND HE QUITS……

    MOZE PIPO - May 6, 2013
    11:34

    • NOW YOU ARE TALKING!

      keshiton - May 6, 2013
      16:07

  25. no smoke without fire

    foolish zambian - May 6, 2013
    11:30

  26. Ba watchdog naimwe the rate at which u shift goal posts on some of these topics makes us wonder whether u deserve our trust and confidence as a reliable sourfor a llngce of info…for a long time now,u ve been peddling info and trying to make everyone believe that state house has been under the influence and control of one Fred meembe…to the effect,u ve run so many articles to justify this strong suspicion. Now how u manage to switch within the flash of a sec to now suggest that Fred has links with father bwalya and wants to control him to fight Michael Sata,really is not adding up and does not make sense at all..u ve to do quite some thinking and put yo scattered thoughts together in order to convince some of us.
    In the mean time,for as long as u r driven by this much hate and bitterness towards pipo like Fred meembe and Sata/PF,yo professionalism will always be in question. Ever heard of ZONDA UZALEMA??

    Bashi kim - May 6, 2013
    11:25

  27. Fred M’membe is a champion of confussion and has no morals.

    Joe Johnson - May 6, 2013
    11:19

    • Exactly! You are talking. Good observation.

      Grassroots reloaded. - May 6, 2013
      15:38

  28. Its clear that Sata thinks Mmembe is sponsoring Fr. Bwalya. Otherwise Mmembe wuddnt hv written such an editorial. wapya munzi!

    Nicki Minaj - May 6, 2013
    11:17

  29. Fred is a fool of his own foolish ways and now he will be exposed.This is really getting interesting….

    sloan villager - May 6, 2013
    11:07

  30. Its monkeys in the maize field. what do you expect? who has questioned Membe for him to answer. Who is answering, maybe he is answering his evil spirits.
    We are watching.

    Bakasama - May 6, 2013
    10:59

  31. The servant explaining his actions to the boss even before has demanded an explanation. sevitude pa zed!

    mpumuntha viskuli - May 6, 2013
    10:44

  32. He should have just said “George Boy Chella” told me that Sata thinks (he) Membe is suppporting Bwalya.

    He has nailed himself on this one. He is answering to an accusation that has not been mentioned.

    Guilty, Guilty !!

    INDEPENDENT OBSERVER - May 6, 2013
    10:33

  33. Go and interview him then come and write an article!

    simple - May 6, 2013
    10:31

  34. Sata can easily be finished by the POST. They have all the crazy statements he made before.

    They can easily paint him MAD cause no senile person can say the things Sata once said and the contradiction he had done to himself.

    Mpangula Mputyu - May 6, 2013
    10:27

    • i suspect they can equally finish him. remember there is the DBZ issue..

      eagle's eye - May 6, 2013
      10:41

      • I suspect there is a grand scheme in which they want to launder Sata by delinking him from the much hated Mmembe. Just a thought.

        john - May 6, 2013
        11:18

      • What do you suspect…?

        Vizungu - May 6, 2013
        12:58

  35. Goes without saying..

    Fenwick - May 6, 2013
    10:27

  36. HH and the UPND must be careful on these issues. The guy M’membe has only HH and UPND to fear. His links with Fr. Bwalya and Fr. Bwalya’s intentions to work with HH and UPND must be analysed carefully. Remember the PACT.

    Mapumba fwiiii - May 6, 2013
    10:24

    • Fred M’membe;Fr.Frank Bwalya and UPND president Hakainde Hichilema have mobilized ;Watch the Post Newspapers after Fr.Bwalya left the PF;No negative things have been written about HH;Despite him having issued a statement that PF was Scaverging the Euro-bond;and the retaliation he told Sata that he lacks presidential ettiquettes.

      Natasha musonda - May 7, 2013
      10:43

  37. My frends, there is absoluminglutely nothing wrong with backing a good and noble cause that is meant to save mother ZAMBIA from PF LOOTERS

    X Monk-radicle - May 6, 2013
    10:22

    • including the looters of 18bn of our money boss!

      trader - May 6, 2013
      14:07

  38. M’membe and his cohorts are really on it. Of late there has been some distance created between PF and The POST executives and this is unfolding very well. There has been quite a good of guys planted in the government by the called media house. It is ideed interesting.

    Rusco - May 6, 2013
    10:17

  39. ‘So how can we be financers of political programmes and schemes we do not know’

    That sentence clearly tell you that Mumembe is answering accusations from above. If he is deemed to be ‘financing’ as Sata believes, all his government contracts obtained through corruption will be cut and he has a good reason to be scared.

    Kay - May 6, 2013
    10:16

  40. Did someone ask for the Post’s defence? Am sure bayamba kuona double! Whether pf likes it or not, Fr Bwalya’s departure has unsettled them. If he is not a factor, Kambwili wouldnt have cpome out like that on radio phoenix. I read GBM in today’s paper blaming himself for asking Sata to work closely with Frank and goes on to say Bwalya is a nonentity. Questtion is; why panic on a nonentity? We ask Fr Bwalya to tell the public more of what is happening behind closed doors. We surely cant rule out corrupt activities behind the scenes and GBM fears he may be the first victim of the zesco pole corruption tender. For now let’s wait and see… For the guy at bwinjimfumu, everyone knows what he is protecting…

    Oldmadala - May 6, 2013
    10:15

  41. I see this relationship of NAMAKANDO MEMBE AND PF coming to unend coz birds of the same feathers fly togather PF AND THE POST ARE ALL PLUNDERLAS

    PF. provincial Chair Luapula - May 6, 2013
    10:14

  42. Who is now useful I.D.I.O.T.?

    Free - May 6, 2013
    10:08

  43. In the 80s I was a head boy at a certain prestigious Zambian Secondary School and one evening as I was heading for the Headmaster’s office, I passed through the ablution block. I found a pupil smoking marijuana but never really challenged him seriously other than just a mild rebuke. This was a dismissable offense. As I entered the Head’s office, the boy who apparently had been following me closely entered the Headmaster’s(a white catholic priest) office and declared without warning; “Father, the Head boy is lying, I was not smoking dagga!” I hadn’t mentioned that to the Head nor was it my intention to do so. The ‘Post’ is behaving like that boy.

    HAAMUMVWUMA - May 6, 2013
    10:06

    • wow, classic!

      kachokwe - May 6, 2013
      11:29

    • kikikikikik!

      AFRICAN TEACHER - May 6, 2013
      11:51

    • ‘…but never really challenged him seriously other than just a mild rebuke..’

      And you were the Headboy! Now I know where this nation’s laissez-faire attitude is coming from.

      Vizungu - May 6, 2013
      12:53

    • is this an 80′s or 70′s story? Its well docuneted in 30 years of Canisius!

      Zed Genius - May 6, 2013
      13:43

    • is this an 80′s or 70′s story? Its well documented in 30 years of Canisius!

      Zed Genius - May 6, 2013
      13:44

    • Having been instructed, we shall follow the better things. That is the truth. Mmembe behaves like Eshu the confuser of many. But at least he won’t confuse me. Am way ahead of him.

      Grassroots reloaded. - May 6, 2013
      15:44

  44. Membe in trouble indeed, why defending and try to clear yourself before you are accused. Any way the giulty are always afraid. It’s a wait and see game.

    Kadaala - May 6, 2013
    10:03

  45. Tiye na vyo. No smoke without fire!

    Movement for Multi-Doctors - May 6, 2013
    09:48

  46. This Idiot Mnembe has no principles.He`s flip flop chap who has brought a lot of tension in zambia.One day, Mnembe will pay the price for the division perpetuated by himself.

    Tech Reporter - May 6, 2013
    09:47

  47. Lets wait and see, time will tell.

    Mutale - May 6, 2013
    09:46

  48. Ba post lelo ukutemwa ukulya pabili mwamona.You didnt say anything to dilink yourselves from fr bwalya.U are selfish mmembe!!!!!!!!

    shi mine - May 6, 2013
    09:44

    • double Tobela ila letelela

      Fracaso - May 6, 2013
      11:41

  49. Know the people you get money from to fund your campaigns or else you find yourself being controlled by un known forces.

    Umumbulu - May 6, 2013
    09:44

  50. donchi kubeba working against pf within pf.

    AFRICAN TEACHER - May 6, 2013
    09:44