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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.

DEC nabs PF’s Maxwell Chongu, wife over K5m

By FELIX NKINKE – THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit, has arrested Patriotic Front (PF) member Maxwell Chongu and his wife Rozyna Mumba for money laundering involving K5 million.

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PF suspends Sampa

By JOSEPH BANDA – BARELY a month before their elective party convention this March, Patriotic Front (PF) Matero Member of Parliament (MP) and party presidential hopeful Miles Sampa has been suspended from the party.The PF central Committee has also suspended all campaign activities until the party constitution is amended and refined to create a level […]

Tribal talk: PF’s obnoxious, divisive political strategy

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Patriotic Front (PF) must stop its tribalism agenda aimed at dividing Zambians on ethnic lines just for political expediency, United Party for National Development (UPND) Deputy National Chairman Collins Maoma has warned.The vanquished former ruling party should instead be remorseful and apologetic to the Zambian people for all the atrocities […]

Banda bemoans Kabushi, Kwacha poverty

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA-UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) deputy national chairperson Andrew Banda says high poverty levels triggered at the hands of the Patriotic Front administration during its stay in office will cost it votes when the rescheduled by-elections take place in Kabushi and Kwacha constituencies.Mr Banda said in an interview yesterday that the two […]

‘No anarchy’

By CHUSA SICHONE-PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has said Zambians should get used to the absence of abnormalities which were considered normal in the Patriotic Front (PF) administration because the ‘New Dawn’ Government will not condone anarchy.Observing his first anniversary in government in style at State House yesterday, President Hichilema said cases such as asking for a […]

PF push general conference to next year

By JAMES KUNDA-THE Patriotic Front (PF) has once more procrastinated the holding of its general conference, this time to the end of the first quarter of next year.The PF Central Committee has set the last Saturday and Sunday of March, 2023 as provisional days under which the party’s general conference will be held.PF acting president […]

U.S. Report Shows Massive PF Violations, Criminalities

[Times of Zambia] The United States (US)'s 2021 Zambia Human Rights report has highlighted massive human right violations and criminalities in the run up to the August, 12, 2021 general elections under the Patriotic Front (PF) administration.

The Day MDC-A’s Chamisa ‘Won’ Zambian Elections

[The Herald] Yesterday the world woke up to the news of the confirmation of Zambia's 12, August 2021 elections results. Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema had beaten the ruling party, the Patriotic Front ...

Uphold Peace, Wina Tells Ruling Party Top Brass

[Times of Zambia] Vice President Inonge Wina has challenged the Patriotic Front (PF) top officials to be exemplary in upholding peace as election activities heighten before the August 12, elections.

Livingstone PF Hails Lungu Address

[Times of Zambia] The Patriotic Front (PF) in Livingstone has hailed President Edgar Lungu's fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) national address.

Zambian Political Parties Undergo Strategic Planning Training

[Democracy Works] Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) Zambia hosted four political parties in a two-day workshop to enhance their skills and knowledge on facilitating a strategic planning process for political parties. The workshop was held in Lusaka on 2...

Mwamba Rejoins Ruling Party, Vows to Dismantle Opposition

[Times of Zambia] As suspended United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president Geoffrey Mwamba rejoined the Patriotic Front (PF) yesterday his successor for Kasama Central parliamentary seat challenged him to apologise to the constituents.

Ruling Party Dissolves Mungwi, Malole Committees

[Times of Zambia] Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila has announced the dissolution of the party's Mungwi District and Malole Constituency committees in Northern Province for failure to file in nominations on March 14, 2019 in the Mfins...

Churches Step Into the Fray Over Television Station Suspension

[RFI] A number of Zambian churches on Wednesday criticised the authorities' "hypocritical" suspension of Prime Television over supposedly unbalanced coverage. Zambia's broadcast regulator this week suspended the television station's license following a...

Eleven Eye Roan Seat

[Times of Zambia] Eleven people have applied for adoption on the Patriotic Front (PF) ticket to contest the Roan parliamentary seat.

Kambwili Suffers Another Political Blow

[Times of Zambia] The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has continued to suffer setbacks with the latest being six members of the provincial and district executive committees in Northern province who have defected to the ruling Patriotic Fr...

Ruling Party MP Chisopa Keeps His Seat

[Times of Zambia] The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has upheld the election of Patriotic Front (PF) Mkushi South Member of Parliament Davies Chisopa as the duly elected parliamentarian in the 2016 elections.

‘Media Freedom Key’

[Times of Zambia] The Patriotic Front (PF) Government is committed to creating a favourable environment for both the private and public media to operate in the country, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liomba has said.