Happening now in Livingstone, former Mbabala UPND member of parliament Ephraim Belemu who defected to the ruling PF then, but now in the opposition on the 7th of April 2021 is rejoing the party.

He is being received by Information and Media Minister Chushi Kasanda, Lands and Natural Resources Minister Elijah Muchima and UPND National Youth Chairman Gilbert Liswaniso.

Others in attendance are former MP’S for Katombola and Livingstone Central

Mr. Belemu is accompanied by his brother Dr. Belemu who is Mahogany Airlines Chief Executive Officer.


  1. What has his brother got to do with the story? Mahogany is probably the worst airline in Zambia anyway. Such a ceremonious welcome to a defector is a gross miscalculation and a waste of valuable national resources. Government officials should be working hard to improving lives of ordinary citizens instead of shamelessly parading themselves before a traitor.

  2. Totally agree Shapiro, A WASTE OF VALUABLE TIME AND MONEY. Let him re join, by signing a members card and submit – That is all ;;

  3. Laughable. Why not go back where he was MP and had bad mouthed HH and upnd. That’s where he should have gone to pay his rejoining fee. This is a complete waste of tax payer’s money for the two ministers to receive him.
    Has he started paying maintenance for his children from the marriage? Kaili as Minister banapondoka kuli ka side chick ; or is it not him?

  4. The welcoming of defectors and traitors should be done by the Party Secretary General, not Government Ministers!
    Let’s move away from this mentality of “the party and it’s government!”
    Defectors are unprincipled people!
    You have members who struggled for the party through thick and thin and you have never held a party for them and yet here you are wasting government time and resources on unprincipled, frivolous individuals who are as unstable as water. These same defectors will be the first to defect when UPND’s time comes to step down!
    Even so called high profile defections should be received by the SG!
    What now?
    Is this Belemu going to apologize for all the bad words he uttered against UPND and their president?
    Beware of these defectors. They are nothing but spies who will be leaking your party dirty secrets! If I was HH, I would issue a statement that defectors don’t need any special welcome! Even if the entire opposition defected to UPND, you won’t win re-election if the economy is in shambles and especially if the youths are unhappy.
    Ba UPND, you are beginning to disappoint! Focus on the Youth!
    Don’t waste time entertaining Judas Iscariots!


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