18 January 2013

Zambia: Chilambwe Is Like a Jukebox, Says MMD's Lusambo

MMD die-hard youth leader Bowman Lusambo says suspended MMD Copperbelt province chairman Joseph Chilambwe is behaving like a jukebox.

A jukebox is a coin-operated machine that automatically plays selected records.

Lusambo said this in the wake of Chilambwe's vicious campaign to destabilize the MMD following a bounty the official allegedly received from President Michael Sata and the PF leadership.

Chilambwe is one of the MMD leaders at provincial level that are bankrolled by the Patriotic Front to destablise the former ruling party.

On Wednesday, MMD deputy national secretary announced the decision to suspend Chilambwe and others appointing Tryson Simukoko as interim provincial leader.

But Chilambwe attacked the MMD leadership saying they were undemocratic to suspend him.

Lusambo hit back advising Chilambwe to desist from attacking Dr Mumba or any other member of the National Executive Committee.

He said anyone with money can give Chilambwe to sing the song they ask him to.

Lusambo said Chilambwe was a disgrace to Zambian politics.

"Even me if I want to pay Chilambwe to sing a song the way I want, I just have to pay him.

"He is just like a jukebox where anyone can put coins to play a song of their choice," he said.

Lusambo accused Chilambwe of receiving funds from the PF leadership to destablise the MMD and that the party leadership were aware of those that were on the ruling party payroll.

Last month, Dr Mumba disclosed that President Sata and the PF had disbursed more than K2 billion through Major Richard Kachingwe and Catherine Namugala to unsettle the MMD.

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