Dr Canisius Banda still wounded and cursing HH.

He say the opposition leader HH stinks and has been rejected and dejected by Zambians because to him he is a tribalist.

He describes HH as though with much money, he remains poor.

Dr Canisius became bitter after the UPND opted for GBM as HH’s running mate in the last presidential elections.

“He began to associate with new friends, characters of a shady kind. Murderers, thieves, traitors, liars,” Dr Banda describes the UPND leader’s preference for GBM over him as running mate.

Canisius writes 👇


Chief Pilgrim Dr Canisius Banda writes:


[The case of the man who was so poor that all he had was money]

A story is told of one man who sought to govern.

He was rustic, a rural man.

It is a sad story.
The moral of his story should NOT be lost on anyone.

The man smelled.
There was a repugnance about him.

The origins or the motivation of his passion for leadership remain unknown, obscure.

His parentage is a matter of conjecture. But the man was, he existed.

He was a beneficiary of the people’s goodwill as they had freely passed on their knowledge to him.

But despite his having been educated by the elders, he had began to claim that he was the smartest in the village.

He had began to see everyone else as beneath his standing. Like a man in an Ivory Tower, he was aloof.

Over time, through trickery, the man had accumulated wealth for himself.

Though he had appropriated this wealth from amongst the villagers, it filled him with much pride. He became vain.

Though rich, he remained a miserly man.

His major hindrance to ascending to power in the village was this smell of his. It was a very bad smell.

The smell was so strong that it was lethal.

It was the deadly pungency of this odour of his that repulsed the people.

He smelled of tribalism.
The people abhorred tribalism.

Everytime he attempted to lead them they rejected him, seeing him as anathema to their wellbeing. .

Everytime he followed them for their support, they would scamper, as if from a leper or a confirmed but unquarantined, moving case of coronavirus. They shunned him.

Aware of his plight, and giving being our portion and forte, we sought to help him.

This was after he had heard about our powers, and sought our attention.

A time came when we visited his house, and offered to stay with him as part of the therapy.

We informed him that our remedy for him was going to take a while. We assured him that, nonetheless, it would work.

Expectant, he beamed with joy and happiness, quite like a cancer patient upon hearing of a cure.

We told him that our help was at no charge at all; that giving was in our DNA, that all we expected from him was honesty, love and goodwill.

And that at no time should he endeavour to deceive the people he sought to lead.

We said to him advising, that when people have secured you, you in turn must secure them.

Deodorising him was hard. It was NOT an easy task but in earnest we began our work.

You see, our charms have never failed and will never ever fail.

Bit by bit we began to deodorise him. Bit by bit he began to learn our ways. And bit by bit his smell lessened.

A time came when he became odorless.

He was even heard, in private before family and friends, joyfully acknowledging our talents and skills.

It was at this time that out of respect for our Source, we began to burn incense for him.

We cloaked him with the finest perfume of servanthood.

Whenever he walked, with us, the people could only pick the incense about him. The perfume. He became attractive.

We made him attractive.

That is how the people began to follow him. Multitudes followed him. It was as if he had cast a spell on the villagers.

His acceptance rate in the village increased.
It soared.

We had used a special charm called Chikoka [the magnet] on him. And it worked.

Other houses sought our services as we helped him. We declined.

We said that we only attended to one house at a time. That was our reason for saying no. We were loya to him. Loyalty is key to our success.

The man became so popular that the reign of the King at the time was threatened. The King’s hold on power was now slipping.

The King became uneasy, started calling us names. Ischariots and all.

It became clear in the village that he would be the next ruler.

People began to fervently chant his name, as if delirious, clearly possessed with the spirit of change.

Aleisa! Aleisa! They would chant, taunting the reigning King. Alubwela! Alubwela!

Soon his popularity got to his head. It blurred his sight and addled his judgement.

Soon he forgot the source of his power.

He forgot the reason behind his season.

He forgot about us.
A time came when he only had disdain for us.

We wondered why.
We never found the reason why he had began to pour scorn on us.

Some people hinted that it was because we wore rags and were infested with lice.

He didn’t see us as his kind, we were told.

He began to associate with new friends, characters of a shady kind. Murderers, thieves, traitors, liars.

It appeared to us that those were his kind, after all, birds of the same feather are said to flock together.

He trashed us.
Soon he began to avoid our company.
Soon he didn’t want to be seen in public with us.

As we sacrificed for him, we became a target for mockery.

Why do you keep helping such a man? Many, scratching their heads, wondered.

Still we stuck with him, selflessly helping him. We are like the sun, you see praised or NOT, we still shine.

Treachery was clearly written on the wall.
He did NOT keep his side of our agreement.
Betrayal had come.

It hurt.
But we had 1 Thessalonians 5: 18 with us. Dejected, we still gave thanks!

The people witnessed our betrayal.
Fear and trepidation gripped them.
There was much consternation and disappointment in the land.

It was as if the sheepskin had inadvertently fallen off and now they could see the wolf for what it really was.

That is how we left.

Calamity fell.
Upon him, The Wrath had come.

What he didn’t know was that, by rejecting us, our filthy rags and lice and all, he was rejecting the very people he sought to lead. Vox populi vox dei.

He was ignorant of that adage that, there is fertiliser/wealth in refuse/garbage. That mkhwani wa pa dzala ndiwo umakhala obililiwila [The vegetable that grows on a dump is the one with the healthiest leaves].

Today, the stench is back.

He is smelly again. He is as repugnant as before, if NOT worse.

And again, the people are shunning him.

The people are saying we would rather starve than be with him.

Again he is unattractive.
Again he smells.
Again he is offensive.
The veritable architect of his own destiny, this man.

Though with much money, he remains poor.

Rumour has it he has sent his men to look for us. He wants our help again.

You see, though with not much money, our capacity to bewitch has no equal.

There exist no witches like us. The good kind.

Sadly, we do NOT stay in one place for ever. We have souls to save, lives to build, the lost to bewitch. We move.

We are gone now.
We have entered another house, as per our calling, extending our support to others.

He dug his own grave, this man.

Perhaps James 1: 5 might be the guide he now needs.

Aluta Continua!




  2. This is extremely insulting to HH. Canisius Banda is saying that he helped to civilize HH. In wht way? Wht is it that makes Banda more civilised than HH? These are the attitudes that may divide Zambia one day whereby some tribes think they have a greater claim of Zambia’s big towns. Banda is saying HH doesn’t really belong in Zambia because of his tribe.

  3. Zambians have a tendency of being given and receiving that contributing. What exactly did poor Canicius Banda bring into UPND?

  4. Canisius Banda considers himself self-contained in terms of ideas and sees no need to bounce his thinking off other people. But it’s not possible because we all start by learning from others. If he really believed in the cause of the party and not being HH’s running mate , he could have stayed in the UPND to continue contributing to it. I met him in 2011 at Northmead shopping centre in a drugstore whn he MMD parliamentary candidate for Mandevu constituency. He was extremely sure of winning in Mandevu that he saw no need to meet voters in door-to-door campaigns which the PF were engaged in. Then the PF landslide came and swept him away and RB’s MMD.

  5. Still hurting with “Chikonko!”
    He is truly a “Witchdoctor” with no iota of Love in his heart! Love does not keep a long record of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13). The same Bible he is quoting says in Matthew 5, that whoever is angry with his brother without just cause is a murderer! If GBM who was chosen over him as running mate was Tonga, then his allegations of tribalism would have made sense. Just admit you hate Tongas and you were playing the role of an opportunist! Love your enemies! Do good to those you think are spitefully using you. I am beginning to fear some doctors Ridgeway is producing. Imagine being treated by a Medical Doctor so full of hate and malice and a self-confessed witch? It seems his charms are not effective because he has Failed to bewitch his perceived enemy.
    Remember that when you raise a finger of accusation at other people, the other fingers are pointing back at you! This is the reason why in HR practice, we fail candidates who talk I’ll about their previous bosses or previous employers!
    Maloza indeed!

  6. Banda in his writing he is proving to be a devil and witch. He came to UPND just to benefit himself and not to save Zambians. HH stands to save us Zambians, All Zambians,, All Tribes. HH, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE PLANS OF THE WITCH DOCTORS LIKE BANDA CANISIUS

  7. It seems he is only good at writing write ups bcos these are only desk work inside of his house. The guy has no record of performance in UPND. He joined probably thinking he was too elite to be required for field work, bringing in more members and other tough time party duties. Alas! The man failed lamentably. Even in his own life out there after leaving the UPND, haven’t we even forgotten there is 1 called canicius banda. It is bcos left alone he is a man of no consequences, can’t move anything, no production, not even making news till you forget he existed. He thinks now he can be of relevancy to the crooked crooks of PF, seeing that they are desperate, fearful of prison and that the feared 1 is HH, he now begins to do unsolicited dirty work for PF in the hope of getting crumbs from the high table, table too high for his reach. Hey! Canicius, others didn’t hear you, can you please repeat yourself each and every minute of your precious time saying all that you can about HH. Maybe a heap of many derogatories done daily can save you from imminent heart attack. That man HH you trying to bring down is miles ahead, certainly cannot be reached by men of no consequences like you. Try save your lungs from tuberculosis bcos chasing HH trying to stop him you end up swallowing loads and loads of dust which your system cannot manage. Be cautious bcos we want you to be around on D Day August 2021 to witness the failure of all those including yourself, who have tried to bring down the Bally, the man of steel the thought of whom makes the PF lose sleep. Canicius banda you can only watch and envy, no amount of your hate and hate speeches will stop the people from voting in HH into the presidency next election. If you can’t bear it, prepare to leave the country and live from outside.

  8. Banda Banda,mwasoba vochita ka? You are one man are the one who is smelling not even ba pf can give you a position.your smell is so strong our grandchildren will find it.chawama you left upnd long time ago we don’t need traitors like sober baba

  9. He calls HH smelling tribalism, who is the most tribalist person between you Conscious Banda and HH. You left party without being chased but this time you are trying to dent an innocent person what a shame ati Doctor wamatuvi.

  10. Thats the result of smoking mbanje in your old age …stope smoking and sobber up. are too old at your age Banda for this nonsense…a doctor for that matter…shame


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