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Posts tagged as “Patriotic Front”

The Patriotic Front (PF) is a social democratic political party in Zambia. The party was formed by Michael Sata as a breakaway party of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) in 2001 after the President Frederick Chiluba nominated Levy Mwanawasa as its presidential candidate for 2001 elections. The party’s main base of support are usually the youth and poor people in urban centres (although this support wavered starting in 2021), as well as members of the Bemba people in Copperbelt Province and Lusaka Province. After several years, the PF gained power in the 2011 general elections, and governed until the 2021 elections.

‘Don’t dwell on non issues’

By JOSEPH BANDA –OUTGOING Information and Media Minister Chushi Kasanda has said the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTAT) report on the 2022 poverty assessment covered the period when the Patriotic front (PF) was in power and the report merely confirmed that there was high poverty under the former ruling party.Ms Kasanda said yesterday that people should […]

Former President Lungu Banned From ‘Political Jogging’

[allAfrica] Zambian police banned former president Edgar Lungu from public jogging events, reports BBC. The police said Lungu's exercise sessions while escorted by members of his Patriotic Front (PF) party and without his security officers amounted to ...

Davies Mwila wants Miles Sampa expelled from party‘

By CHUSA SICHONE – CHOPPY WATERS have continued to rock the Patriotic Front (PF), with former secretary general Davies Mwila vowing to add his vote to compel the central committee to expel Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa for being disloyal to the partyBut Mr Sampa cautioned that there was an injunction rendered by the […]

‘PF borrowed excessively…, money was pocketed’

By JAMES KUNDA – MWEMBESHI United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament (MP) Machila Jamba says the now opposition Patriotic Front (PF) regime borrowed excessively and pocketed the resources without investing in tangible national investments.Mr Jamba said this left the country in colossal debt and without resources to develop in income generating ventures […]

PF woes deepen

By JAMES KUNDA – TWO Patriotic Front (PF) Members of Parliament have denounced the central committee reshuffles announced by acting president Given Lubinda, describing the action as a ploy to push for the comeback of former president Edgar Lungu Read more

‘UPND govt has done very well’

By CHUSA SICHONE – A CLERGYMAN says it is unfair for anyone to conclude that the United Party for National Development (UPND) Administration has underperformed in the two years it has been in power.Union of Apostles Church International pastor Joseph Malamba said the UPND had performed highly and managed to save the nearly collapsing economy […]

Government chides Nakacinda

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has expressed disappointment at allegations by the Patriotic Front (PF) suggesting that the confiscation and seizure of properties from the former first family by law enforcement agencies, is an abuse of authority.In a statement issued in Lusaka last evening, acting Information and Media Minister Makozo Chikote said such accusations […]

‘Where did borrowed money for roads go?’

By JAMES KUNDA – INFRASTRUCTURE, Housing and Urban Development Minister Charles Milupi has questioned how resources borrowed for infrastructure development by the previous Patriotic Front (PF) regime were used.Mr Milupi posed the question because the state of roads infrastructure in the country was generally were poor this, despite the PF regime borrowing heavily on account […]

Davies Mwila in court

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila and Lusaka lawyer Anna Mwitwa yesterday appeared in court accused of being in possession of K102 million suspected proceeds of crime.Mwila and Mwitwa, however, pleaded not guilty to willfully failing to report suspicious transactions involving K102 million to the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC). […]

Don’t be misled, rest: ECL told

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Authentic Advocates for Justice and Democracy (AAJD) has adviced former President Edgar Lungu not to be misled by individuals within the Patriotic Front (PF) who are using him to get back into government.AAJD executive director Longe Mulenga has also told Mr Lungu to accept that he lost elections in 2021 […]

Antonio Mwanza quits PF, claims party hijacked

By FELIX NKINKE – THE PATRIOTIC Front (PF) has been hijacked by a small clique of senior members of the central committee who have failed to provide a roadmap for revamping the dimmed fortunes of the party.

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Is ECL still PF boss?

By JAMES KUNDA – CONFUSION regarding the status of former Republican President Edgar Lungu as president of the Patriotic Front (PF) has continued with Mporokoso Member of Parliament Brian Mundubile insisting that the central committee had re...

Corruption rife under PF – US envoy

By FELIX NKINKE –THE fight against corruption seems to focus on the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership because a lot of it allegedly happened during their reign, United States (US) Ambassador to Zambia Michael Gonzales has observed.The US envoy also said declaration of assets by leaders and prosecution of the suspects were key elements in the […]

Malole MP arrested

By CHUSA SICHONE-POLICE have charged and arrested Patriotic Front (PF) Malole Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Kalimi for allegedly stealing a VW GTI Golf motor vehicle which was in his custody for temporary use and selling it at a reduced price. Read more

Probe PF looting – Shimunza

By JAMES KUNDA –THE Government should urgently institute forensic investigation of looting under the Patriotic Front (PF) administration, the Movement for National Transformation (MNT) has said. Read more

Go home and rest, court tells Nakacinda

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka magistrate’s court yesterday told Patriotic Front (PF) Chairperson for Information and Publicity Secretary, Raphael Nakacinda to go home and rest and desist from appearing or speaking to the media after he applied for an adjournment of his case because he was ill.Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga cautioned Nakacinda after his case […]

PF MP rubbishes party leaders

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – KANTANSHI Patriotic Front (PF) lawmaker Anthony Mumba has described the Patriotic Front (PF) top brass as a group of intolerant people who cannot take criticism and only listen to ‘blind’ followers. Read more

Two PF MPs face axe

By CHUSA SICHONE and KENNEDY MUPESENI – PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Kantanshi Member of Parliament Anthony Mumba and his Mafinga counterpart Robert Chabinga are facing disciplinary action for allegedly abrogating the former ruling party’s rules and reg...