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Ex-Zambian leader quits active politics

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by rosemarie, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. rosemarie

    rosemarie JF-Expert Member

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    Ex-Zambian leader quits active politics, as his party is deregistered

    After a long wait, Zambia's past immediate President, Rupiah Banda has officially stepped down, as leader of the opposition Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) in Africa's biggest copper producer.

    The announcement barely came hours after the largest opposition party that governed the southern African nation for twenty-years was deregistered by a government wing for failing to pay an outstanding statutory debt of almost 80, 000 dollars it owes the agency.

    Party Spokesperson, Dora Siliya told a news conference in Lusaka, today that the 75-year-old opposition leader has communicated to the party of his decision to step down.

    Party Chairperson, Michael Mabenga has since been appointed, as its interim leader.
    Banda was born on 13 February 1937 in Gwanda, Zimbabwe and in 2008 became Zambia's fourth head of state after founding President Kenneth Kaunda, Frederick Chiluba and the late Mwanawasa.
    He is however; Zambia's shortest serving President having only served for three-years but made an historic exit through a first ever transfer of power since the dawn of multiparty democracy in 1991.
    He was selected by Mwanawasa in 2006 as vice president because of his vast political experience.
    Under Mwanawasa's leadership, Zambia achieved steady growth and won praise from the international community for progressive economic policies and a tough stance against corruption.
    Apart from the excellent record under Mwanawasa's reign, Banda has his own personal credentials as an economist, a seasoned diplomat, and a veteran politician.
    Banda's decision has been welcomed by Nevers Mumba, a former televangelist seeking to lead the former ruling party.

    And on the deregistration, the party has described the decision, an assault on Zambia's democratic credentials.

    It has since indicated plans to seek legal intervention over the latest development.
     
  2. Mpita Njia

    Mpita Njia JF-Expert Member

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    The problem is he has quit active politics to start practicing inactive politics, which are very dangerous. He should quit politics alltogether
     
  3. chitambikwa

    chitambikwa JF-Expert Member

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    Go in peace
     
  4. Mnwele

    Mnwele Senior Member

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    Alipewa mambo mawil tu kuchagua aidha aendelee kuwa kwenye siasa na afutiwe stahili zake kama kiongozi mstaaf wa serikali or the other way! Naona amekuwa mdogo ka piriton lakini thata what he should have done even before! Sio kama akina Mkapa huku
     
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    dav22 JF-Expert Member

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    thats how politics work
     
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    ZeMarcopolo JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa hiyo chama cha upinzani kimeingia madarakani na kuitumia serikali kutafuta sababu ya kukifuta chama kilichotolewa madarakani. Demokrasia ni ngumu kweli kuipractice ingawa ni rahisi kuiongea.
     
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    BASIASI JF-Expert Member

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    Huku kwetu haka kababu benjamini mkapa kanataka kujifia kwenye kampeni kisa perdiem shame on him akuna wa kuongoza kampenbi nyie paka kila siku haka kazee na arumeru lazima kajifie kakisikia matokeo
    hakana adabu kabisa matusi ya nguoni kalichozoea kubwabwaja akiwa ikulu kanatukana mbele ya watooto wadogo huku akatuelezi kwa nini kanalala na mkewe nyumba tofauti baada ya urais na kwa nini kalilala na mama nkapa chumba tofauti akiwa ikulu mbaya ajatueleza kwa nini rais alitembea na mkongojo zaidi ya mwaka kisa kupigwa na mkewe wa ndoa shame on him hii sheria ije tanzania

    labda kwa kuwasaidia rais aliepo sita alimwambia uliweka sheria mwenyewe lazima imewekwa wazi akijihusisha na siassa marupurpu ya urais kwishna wanastop kumpa akaona aibu..ikija huku nakwambia mkapa atakufa kabla ya 2015
     
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