If the court says indeed I am expelled, you want me to remain in the bush? Roan PF member of parliament asked yesterday in explaining his association with the National Democratic Congress.
And Kambwili says NDC is a baby born with teeth that will teach PF a lesson.
At a media briefing yesterday, Kambwili explained that he had chosen to be a political consultant for the NDC because the ruling party had set an example by having MMD faction president Felix Mutati as Minister of Finance.
“My association with NDC is on the basis of consultancy and of course I must make it very clear that as everybody is aware that I’ve been expelled from the PF, my association with PF is on the basis of the injunction from the courts of law. So I am a free Zambian and I have got a right to associate with any political party. Supposing the worst comes to the worst that the court says that I am indeed expelled from the PF, you want me to remain in the bush? Obviously this interim time, I have to identify with some political party that may accept me should the worst goes to the worst. And I have decided that I will offer consultancy and guidance to the National Democratic Congress. I hope I have made myself very very clear for those who are saying how come a PF member is addressing NDC meetings. I can only also ask how come that a president of the MMD is the Finance Minister of PF go government? What is good for the goose should be good for the gander,” Kambwili said.
And Kamwbili NDC was a baby born with teeth.
“I want to tell the people of Zambia that NDC is here to stay. Let’s teach the PF a lesson because when people are given power, let them not think that power comes from them. Surely you are given power by the people and then the people complain ‘ba President why are you bringing in new comers and you seem to respect…’ [and then you respond to say] ‘those who don’t want, you can leave the party’. People have now decided to leave the party to join NDC. Why do you want to follow them and beat them up? It is you who was asking them. We used to see at the airport ‘those who don’t want should leave’. Now you see the numbers that have left and they are still leaving. The person who has caused all this is President Edgar Lungu. The person who has caused this disturbance on the Copperbelt and in Zambia, who is promoting NDC is President Edgar Lungu because he became so arrogant and unreasonable…Just bear the consequences, NDC, baby born with teeth,” Kambwili said.
Kambwili thank police on the Copperbelt for the professionalism which they exhibited when senior PF officials who attempted to disrupt an NDC meeting in Mufulira on Sunday.
“For me and my hosts who are NDC, we want to thank the professionalism exhibited by the police in Mufulira, that’s the way it should be. And we want to say shame to the PF. And let me warn the PF that your behavior is exactly what was exhibited by the MMD towards the end, and that is what you have done. You will forever be embarrassed. As for me, that boy [Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo] is only fit to be a Kaponya at KMB, because that’s where he belongs, that’s what he knows. Now you go and stone and break windows at a public institution like the Hindu hall, instigated by a Minister, booking a bus all the way from Ndola. Mwebamunyinane mwebena Zambia, anyway, ichibemba Chitila infula pakuya, epoyonaula ifisabo. Elo kabili uwawanawo, tabula akabepesho (anyway, in Bemba we say, the rains cause massive destruction when they are about to end),” he said.
Kambwili observed that PF officials wanted to cause confusion at NDC events so that police could stop granting them permits.
“Because what they are trying to do is to ferment confusion so that the police does not give NDC permits in future. Because like what has happened today, we were suppose to have a meeting in Ndola, but we were called early in the morning by the commissioner that the permit has been withdrawn and that we should not go ahead with the meeting. We told our people that we shall abide by the instructions of the commissioner of police Charity Katanga and of course we sent our people to go and see her. Later day around mid day she said no, I have consulted you can go ahead with the meeting when we had already told the people to disperse because the meeting was supposed to have started around 13:00hrs. We told the people not to go to the swimming pool, to the venue of the meeting because we want to be law abiding. And I am sure that madam Katanga made this decision because of what happened yesterday in Mufulira but we were very peaceful that is why we were so shocked that they could cancel our meeting today when we had exhibited maturity and restrain from getting involved in violence,” Kambwili said.
Meanwhile, Kambwili insisted that there was corruption in the procurement of ambulances by the Ministry of Health.
“Why did you leave Toyota Zambia ambulances and go to buy Mercedes Benz ambulances? We will make sure you pay back what you have stolen, you will be very shocked. Ask other PS who have been at health how it gets hot. You think these people who are stealing with you will be in government for good? And I want to warn those in government…a person who doesn’t refer to history is as good as dead. You know what has happened to people that have plundered before but you continue plundering, any way we shall see. Go ahead and buy those Mercedes ambulances but we know that one Mercedes ambulance is 56 thousand pounds which works out to be about $62 thousand dollars. So you are no special provisions, this is exactly what we were saying on the fire engines. An ambulance is an ambulance, so stop semantics, bakabolala imwe, bapompwe, bamwibila insala, muleke ukwibila abena Zambia, mwachilamo (You thieves! Stop stealing from Zambians). I thank God that President Lungu fired me after working for him so diligently, so that I am not part of the confusion, so that I am not dented the way you guys have been dented,” said Kambwili.