UPND disintegrates

‘THE centre cannot hold, and things are falling apart’ is typically what is transpiring in Zambia’s largest opposition political party, the UPND. It has become apparent that the once formidable opposition party appears to be fast losing its cohesion in the aftermath of the general elections and subsequent failed election petition. The

Today’s letters to the editor

HH can win if he adds another name   Editor, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for him to win any presidential election in this country he should think of adding one more name to the HH. Let him look behind and see that all six past presidents have had more than three names.

Seven nabbed for stealing Grade Nine exam papers

POLICE on the Copperbelt have apprehended and detained seven suspects in Chingola district in connection with the theft of 2016 Grade nine examination papers which were in transit to North-Western Province. Copperbelt Provincial police chief Charity Katanga confirmed the development in a telephone interview, disclosing that eleven examination sachet kits and

Canisius bids farewell to UPND

OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) has continued suffering from resignations with the latest being that of its vice-president for political affairs Canisius Banda. Dr. Banda, in a solemn but poetic tone, said in his resignation letter that there was evil in the UPND, that the party had become ‘‘unattractive,

Chama commends ZAF loyalty, professionalism

DEFENCE minister Davies Chama has commended Zambia Air Force (ZAF) command for being professional and non-partisan in the just ended general elections. Speaking during a familiarisation tour of ZAF headquarters at City Airport in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Chama said President Edgar Lungu was impressed with the continued loyalty from the ZAF

2017 Budget will be private sector led, says Mutati

FINANCE Minister Felix Mutati says the 2017 national Budget will be private sector led. Speaking at a GRZ/private sector consultative meeting in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Mutati said the putting together of previous Budgets had proved a bit more difficult and that what was usually submitted did not even bring out the

Tribal cartel ruling UPND-Mumbi

EDWARD Mumbi has revealed that he decided to resign from the UPND because he did not agree with what he termed as a tribal cartel that has colonised and mismanaged Hakainde Hichilema. But UPND general secretary Steven Katuka has charged that those who are leaving the UPND after it failed

GBM insults Minister

c yesterday targeted Home Affairs minister Stephen Kampyongo in his latest outburst against government officials, accusing him of having stopped Mr Mwamba and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema from visiting some of their members who are in police custody in Kitwe for various offences, including aggravated robbery. Mr Mwamba described Mr Kampyongo

How grandpa destroyed my life!           

MOST children have fond childhood memories about their grandfathers but for 15-year-old Nchimunya (not real name) she has a terrible recollection. Nchimunya only recalls horrific nightmares of frequent sexual abuses by the person who should have been her protector. It has not been easy for her to come to terms with the

Namibian driver burnt to death

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A Namibian national has been burnt to ashes while the other sustained injuries after two Volvo trucks of unknown registration numbers collided head-on on the Mazabuka-Lusaka road at Nega Nega turn-off. Police assistant spokesperson Levy Lilanga confirmed the incident yesterday. Mr. Lilanga said the first truck was being driven by Moses, whose