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Zambia envoy to TZ loses job in Sata purge

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    The Citizen Reporters
    October 18, 2011

    Zambia's High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ms Marvis Muyunda, has lost her job following a recall by the new administration under President Michael Sata.Ms Mayunda, reportedly an aunt to the late President Levy Mwanawasa, was among 12 ambassadors axed in an announcement made by Foreign Affairs minister Chishimba Kambwili.

    The country's High Commissioner to Kenya, Ms Christine Lambart, also suffered a similar fate. Ms Mayunda presented her credentials to President Jakaya Kikwete in March.

    Mr Kambwili told Zambia's The Post newspaper on Monday that the termination of contracts for the envoys was "with immediate effect" but they would be accorded a three-month period to prepare their return home in line with their conditions of service.

    Other reports suggested that those recalled may have paid the price for associating with the former ruling party – the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) whose candidate, and immediate former president, Mr Rupia Banda, lost to Mr Sata in last month's General Election.

    Yesterday, activity at the High Commission's offices in Dar es Salaam continued as usual even though efforts by The Citizen to see Ms Mayunda were unsuccessful. No one was ready to talk about the news of her recall.
    Employees at the embassy told The Citizen she could not see anyone or grant telephone interviews as she was holed up in a scheduled daylong meeting with other officials.

    In Lusaka, the list of the diplomatic ‘casualties' also included former Republican Vice President Dr Nevers Mumba (Canada), former president Rupiah Banda's cousin Agness Ngoma ( Mozambique), and Zambia Army ex-commander General Isaac Chisuzi ( Namibia).

    According to Mr Kambwili, others who have been recalled are Professor Royson Mukwena (UK), ex-minister Marina Nsingo ( Botswana), Albert Muchanga (Ethiopia and AU), Reuben Musakabantu ( Malawi), Dr Sipula Kabanje (Zimbabwe), Anderson Chibwe ( Malaysia) and Alexis Luhila (Nigeria).

    The minister said former deputy chief executive of former ruling party – Jeff Kaande, who served as counsellor at Zambian Embassy in Japan and TV personality Doreen Mukanzo, who was first secretary for press at the mission in South Africa had also been recalled.

    Sacking of diplomats were expected after their April 2011 meeting where then president, Mr Banda, thanked them for financing the MMD and urged them to finance his re-election campaign. Michael Sata, then main opposition leader, rebuked Mr Banda."That is the direct Presidential directive that those diplomats should divert money from their missions and send it to Lusaka for his campaign," said Mr Sata

    The 74-year-old Sata had promised to depoliticise the diplomatic service. Presidents usually appoint political loyalists, relatives and associates to diplomat posts.

    Meanwhile, former foreign affairs minister Kabinga Pande and ex-president Rupiah Banda's former press aide Dickson Jere appeared before investigators probing the gold scam involving about $7 million. The duo was interrogated for about three hours on Monday but the authorities declined to give details of the investigations to the media. Mr Jere refused to comment.

    * Reported by Elias Mbao in Lusaka and Bernard Lugongo in Dar es Salaam.
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    This is the kind of cleanup that is needed where a regime used nepotism and cronyism in appointing government officials.
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    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

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    Ndiyo hivyo mtu ni civil servant anakesha anafungua matawi ya ccm ungereza baada ya kutafuta wawekezaji wa umeme kwa nini usimteme

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    Naanza kuona Zambia yenye utaifa wa hali ya juu, hadi hapo alichofanya huyu jamaa ni kuonyesha namna jamii zetu zinavyozidi kupalia makaa ya moto kwa kuendekeza undugu katika nafasi nyeti za kitaifa. Mr President Sata has come at the right time to teach us (Africans) a lesson.

    Hivyo ndivyo tunahitaji kutoka kwa serikali zetu, lakini sikio la kufa halisikii dawa, tutapiga kelele weeeee mwisho wa siku viongozi wanatuona majuha kuwa hatuelewi wanayofanya au hata kuona kinachoendelea. We are counting down, One year is gone to reach the 2015.
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    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

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    Sata cobra huyo lakini awe mkini na wachina pale zambia akicheza nao itakuwa si vizuri kwa uchumi
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    huyuuuuuuuu............. king kobra!!!!!!!!!
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    friendsofjeykey Senior Member

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    Tembeleeni ubalozi wa Tanzania NY na DC muone walivyojazwa watoto au ndugu wa wakubwa

    kuanzia the malecelas to...
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    safi sana .....huyu jamaa kweli ni cobra hana mchezo sio kama rais wetu hapa
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    yaya JF-Expert Member

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    I pray and wish, this could be a lesson to our envoys around the world. They should know, that they are representing Tanzania and Tanzanians, and not the ruling party as is the case currently to most of them.
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    Usichanganye mambo ya Zambia na Tanzania, huyajui yanayoendele kule sasa hivi zaidi ya habari unazosisoma. Kama una lako si unasema "naona anti au mjombake Kikwete ni balozi wa Tanzania India".

    Wacheni kukaanga mbuyu...
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    Kaona wachina wanaleta uchumi gani unaoona anatakiwa awe makini? Yawezekana wewe ni kondakta ama unafanya kazi mahala palipo na vifaa vya kichina ndo maana unawatetea. Hata hapa kwetu wanatakiwa waondolewe tena ghafla
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    African politics are usually characterized by retaliations and revenges. There was no any compelling reason to drop the plenipotentiary from office if at all she executed her diplomatic duties with efficiency. Most presidential contenders, particularly opposition contestants are always inclined to take avenge when they emerge victorious rather than looking forward on consolidating their governments. It appears as no surprise, that, after sweeping into power, they spend most of their tenure to fabricate trials against their predecessors while forgeting to execute their primary responsibilities of serving wananchi.
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    Marytina JF-Expert Member

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    kuchangia kampeni za MMD ?????????????