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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.

Be patriotic, jaw-jaw opposition counselled

By GEORGE SINKALA – SOME Members of Parliament (MPs) have urged opposition political parties in Zambia to be patriotic and put the country’s interests first as they provide checks and balances.Patriotic Front (PF) Chama South MP Davison Mung’andu said he was saddened by some opposition political parties that had resorted to issuing unconstructive statements which […]

Nakacinda detained …for disobedience of statutory duties

By SHARON KALIMBULA – PATRIOTIC Front (PF) faction secretary general Raphael Nakacinda has been detained at Kabwata Police Station after a ‘warn and caution’ statement was recorded on charges of disobedience of statutory duties.Zambia Police Service spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said that Mr Nakacinda, aged 45, of Plot Number 1794, Kafue was detained for disobedience of […]

Kazabu bashes UKA

By KELVIN MUDENDA – THE formation of the United Kwacha Alliance (UKA) is retrogressive and not in the best interest of ordinary Zambians, former Agriculture and Livestock minister Luxon Kazabu has charged.Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mr Kazabu who is also former Nkana Member of Parliament under the Michael Sata led Patriotic Front (PF) said […]

‘Kambwili stable’

By CHUSA SICHONE – FORMER Cabinet Minister in the Patriotic Front (PF) administration Chishimba Kambwili is stable, his lawyer Kennedy Mambwe has said.Mr Mambwe said in an interview yesterday that Mr Kambwili told him on Friday last week that doctors at South Africa’s Milpark Hospital had started conducting tests on him.“Last week when we spoke […]

HH cautions Zambians …as he congratulates DRC’s Tshisekedi

By CAROLINE NGWENGWE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has warned Zambians against bringing back a leader who once ran an oppressive administration under the Patriotic Front (PF). Addressing a public rally in Masuku area of Choma District yesterday, President Hichilema also announced that just like in 2023, his administration would have another busy 2024 to work […]

Lubinda-led PF clique plans to destabilise peace – police

By JAMES KUNDA – THE police have credible information that the Patriotic Front (PF) faction led by Given Lubinda has plans to destabilise public peace and order.The police have since warned that they will not tolerate such behaviour from any opposition party member.Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said in Lusaka yesterday that the law enforcement wing […]

Lungu faces PF disciplinary action

By SHARON KALIMBULA and NAMWINGA MWINGAFOLLOWING the lapse of a 48 hour ultimatum given to former president Edgar Lungu to exculpate himself for abrogating article 29 of the patriotic front (PF) constitution, Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Morgan Ng’ona has confirmed that the party will take disciplinary action against him.Mr Lungu on Saturday was given […]

Form your own party if you think you’re still popular, ECL challenged…as he, others get 48-hour ultimatum over illegal meetings

By SHARON KALIMBULA – LEADER of the Opposition in Parliament Robert Chabinga has challenged former president Edgar Lungu to form his own political party if he thinks he is still popular among Zambians.Mr Chabinga said Mr Lungu should not use the Patriotic Front (PF) to try his chance at a political come-back, but should form […]

PF presidency: Sampa cleared!

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE acting Registrar of Societies Mariah Mulenga has recognised and confirmed that Matero Member ofParliament (MP) is Patriotic Front (PF) president and released a full list of the new offi ce bearers for theparty.In a letter to Mr Sampa’s lawyers Messrs J & M Advocates yesterday Ms Mulenga informed the lawfirm […]

Kambwili jailed!

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) member of the Central Committee Chishimba Kambwili has been jailed for fi ve months withhard labour for expressing hatred and ridicule for persons because of tribe and place of origin.Kambwili was sentenced in Kasama yesterday by resident magistrate Samson Mumba after he was found guilty. Read more

SG gives 10-day ultimatum to surrender PF vehicles

By NAMWINGA MWINGA – PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Secretary General Morgan Ng’onga has issued a 10 days ultimatum to former party members to surrender party vehicles to the secretariat or face legal action.Mr Ng’onga issued the ultimatum in a notice dated November 28, 2023 addressed to all former members of the central committee and former senior […]

‘HH is not obliged’

By JOSEPH BANDA – THERE is currently no law which compels the President of the Republic of Zambia to declare his assets and liabilities every year.Chief Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said in Lusaka yesterday that the Patriotic Front (PF) regime changed that particular law in 2016 and therefore it has remained in force unless otherwise […]

Stop being childish, Tayali tells Kambwili

By SHARON KALIMBULA – TRANSPORT and communications minister Frank Tayali has told Patriotic Front presidential aspirant Chishimba Kambwili to stop being childish and use mature language when airing his grievances.Responding to Mr Kambwili’s social media address over a light moment shared by president Hakainde Hichilema in Kasama last week, Mr Tayali noted that the head […]

Mineral royalty regime attractive – Musokotwane

By JAMES KUNDA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane says the mineral royalty regime implemented by the New Dawn Adminis­tration in the last two years, has been at­tractive resulting into significant inflows of Foreign Direct Invest­ment (FDI).Dr Musokotwane said this was differ­ent from the ‘unfa­vourable’ tax regime implemented by the former Patriotic Front […]

Crimes court rejects Tasila application

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Economic and Financial Crimes Court (EFCC) has rejected Chawama Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament (MP), Tasila Lungu’s application to join the case in which the State is seeking to seize her farm in Sinda, Eastern Province.Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Gilbert Phiri in June this year asked the EFCC […]

Honourables must behave honourably

EVERY Parliament has rules that govern Members of Parliament (MPs) and these need to be followed.The issue of suspending 19 MPs, majority belonging to the Patriotic Front (PF) and some independent parliamentarians by Speaker of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti, relates to gross misconduct and indiscipline.By the approval of the House, Ms Mutti meted out […]

19 ‘unruly’ MPs condemned

By GEORGE SINKALA, JAMES KUNDA, SHARON KALIMBULA and ESTHER NG’ANDU – A CROSS section of society, including the Government, have roundly condemned the 16 Patriotic Front (PF) and three independent Members of Parliament (MPs) who were recently ejected from the House for gross misconduct and indiscipline, earning them a six-week suspension.The PF leadership also joined […]

PF SG reports Lubinda, Nakacinda to police for trespass

By SHARON KALIMBULA – PATRIOTIC Front Secretary General Morgan Ng’ona has reported the Given Lubinda and Raphael Nakacinda group to the police for breaking the locks at the party secretariat and holding a meeting there.Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga confirmed the that police had received a report of malicious damage to property and criminal trespass against […]

Miles Sampa submits minutes of PF convention

By JOSEPH BANDA and SHARON KALIMBULA – NEWLY elected Patriotic Front (PF) president Miles Sampa yesterday submitted minutes of Tuesday’s extra-ordinary general conference which elected him as president to the registrar of societies.The minutes submitted by Mr Sampa indicated that the conference was convened by Mr Morgan Ngona because of endless postponement of the extra-ordinary […]

Miles takes over PF

By JOSEPH BANDA and FELIX NKINKE – CRACKS in the Patriotic Front (PF) have widened as Matero Member of Parliament (MP) Miles Sampa was proclaimed party president at a party convention in Lusaka yesterday.The conference attracted more than 3,000 delegates from across the 10 provinces in the country.Mr Sampa, who was among six other presidential […]