By Kombe Mataka

UPND spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says the party does not expect much hustle and hurdles in winning the 2026 elections.

He says there is no replacement this far, adding that “honestly can you replace HH with Wynter Kabimba, Fred M’membe?”
Mweetwa, who is also Southern Province minister, said he was amazed that even politicians that dragged the country into economic malaise wanted to appear as saints who could save it by condemning President Hakainde Hichilema and his government.

“We are very confident that the way President HH has gone ahead in governing this country this far, we do not expect so much hustle and hurdle in 2026. Because truth be said, this far we cannot see any formidable political grouping let alone any formidable political leader. Those who are projecting themselves, some of them when you look at them and their parties, they don’t have even a single councillor but they contested in 2021 countrywide. They could not win not even a councillor. Then you now say ‘you want to be the next president because of the cost of living’ instead of telling people why the cost of living is like this. Instead of telling the people that it is where we have come from – 10 years of political and economic turmoil which cannot be fixed over 10 months,” Mweetwa, who is also Choma Central member of parliament, said. “In fact that whole conglomerate, that group of opposition, called opposition alliance, when you look at all of them they opposed HH’s administration and they opposed his ascendance to power. They did not vote for him. So even when they can talk the way they are talking, saying ‘we should remove this government’ remove this government and replace it with what? Because there is no replacement this far. Honestly can you replace HH with Wynter Kabimba? Fred M’membe? We don’t know in PF whether it is Emmanuel Mwamba or Chishimba Kambwili. Chishimba Kambwili already told the nation that don’t go to PF. PF is poison. If you take poison, you will lose your life. What the opposition alliance can do is to begin to identify someone unblemished. It may take long. The way it took long for UPND to form government but it is possible.”

He said many political party leaders were parading themselves as potential presidents because they could insult more than others.

“It is not just as easy as waking up to write stories to become president. Your history will walk ahead of you, to pave way ahead of you, and tell people you are a wrong character all together. People who enjoyed denouncing others who have become presidents, you should prepare also to be scrutinised and we are equal the task,” he said.
“But they are not yet electable. Are you sure the Zambians can stomach the idea of going back to PF and reinstitute political thuggery? So PF is out of the picture whether they rebrand or repent. Fred M’membe, Wynter Kabimba and others are still in the political nursery. This far there is no strong opposition. The time of attacking HH recklessly is over. I will be here to respond to you as and when duty calls. So we need to be realistic as citizens. So when people who have destroyed our economy want to be the ones to speak the loudest, that is an act of political mockery to the citizens. It is like citizens don’t know what they did when they went to vote and citizens don’t understand why we are where we are as a country.”

Mweetwa noted that the cost of living is high, “but it is being fixed”.
“There is prudence. We have a President who has gone 10 months without pay. Unprecedented! We have a President who goes out of the country many times go-come not for leisure because there is a lot of work at hand. And true to his election promise, he said once we form government it will be work not party after party like we saw,” said
Mweetwa.

18 COMMENTS

  1. ARE YOU GOD BWANA? ONLY GOD ANOINTS AND YES, ANYONE CAN BE PRESIDENT,EVEN YOU. OTHERWISE THE ADVANTAGE WITH IS THAT THEY SHALL FOREVER BE GUARANTEED VOTES IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS , AM SURE YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

  2. EVEN GOD LOOKS FOR QUALITY. WE DO NOT MEAN SOMEBODY’S OUTLOOK BUT THE GIFTS THAT HE HAS PUT IN AN INDIVIDUAL. CERTAINLY, NOT MMEMBE, KABIMBA, TAYALI, SEAN TEMBO, MWAMBA, KAMBWILI. WE WOULD HAVE SEEN THOSE GIFTS ALREADY. PLEASE SAVE US THE BREATH. IT IS AN INSULT TO COMPARE ANY OF THESE GUYS TO OUR BALLY. NO SPECIAL GIFT TO SERVE OTHERS, EXCEPT TO GET BACK TO STEALING GOVERNMENT MONEY, BORROW MONEY FOR THEIR POCKETS LIKE THE PF.

  3. That was a solid response from Cornelius and we should be having more of these going forward. You UPND functionaries had gone to sleep when the PF thugs had started insulting HH without any meaningful response!

      • @Anti-Chilyata:
        Koma kununka nyini yako!! Wonders never end! A bath has at least restored your sanity. You just need to wash your pussey with soap to stop stinking you Arsewhore!

          • @Anti-Chilyata
            Uzisamba kanio iwe, Ununka, you smell! Always thinking of sex you Lesbian that is proof of your perverted mind!
            Get a job, wash your stinking pussey and be sensible! Arsewhore!

        • Please . Let us have civilty on these platforms. We don’t come here for the insults from the same people repeatedly.

          Why don’t you find each other out and do the insults by unboxing one another? We don’t all need to know. Please enough of this.

          Maybe admin should selectively block people here so that innocent ones are not subjected or deterred to come here because of repeated insults from known sources.

      • I don’t need to tell you who the problem is so follow and judge yourself. Of course the low life bastard is going down and I know how to take him out!!

        • How will you take me down? You have a micro dick and your only job is to stay up posting online trying to defend a political party when you haven’t even been to school?
          Lazy as motherfucker, onyenga mai and you have the fucking energy to threaten me ati you will take me down? For all you fucking know you little dick, I could be seating right across from you joke of a house. A house that only prostitutes visit and even they leave coz your cockroaches are bigger than your fucking dick.
          And once more, fuck your chikala. Panyo pako Chilyata.

          • @Anti-Chilyata:
            Cant you see that even the senseless things you’re writing indicate that your mind is already gone?
            Plus ununka and cant wash your pussey another sign you’re not and will never be normal anymore!
            The next stage is for you to kill yourself or for the “Angels” to collect your filthy soul! Arsewhore!

        • Fuck you Chilyata! Fuck you! Fuck you in the ass, over and over! Fuck you in the ass on a Wednesday night you guy bastard, motherfucking homosexual! You love getting fucked in your tiny ass so much and you even raped your own parents! Fuck you.
          Your parents are dead and you are digging up their dead bodies just to fuck their assholes! Fuck you chikala.
          Panyo pako.

  4. Bwana, bwana Mweetwa, African politics is about where one comes from. Whether one is mad or foolish it does not matter with his/her majority people . This has been the trend in the past and it will continue as long as we are Africans.

    84% of the youth are not happy and are the majority shareholders in modern elections. Make them happy, then you are assured of their votes in 2026. As far as I know my son who is unemployed at home wont vote for you if he is not going to be employed before 2026 general elections.

  5. Mweetwa is right and this is how Ministers are supposed to defend the party UPND and the President. The President is not expected to defend himself and the party at all times. Talking about Winter, even people in his home village in Shibuyunji know him and do not support him. That is why he has failed to produce a Councillor from there. The man is arrogant for nothing. Taking about Fred we know that he is also not a factor. Even his wife who knows him well does not even support him. She tried to be adopted on UPND ticket twice. If she realised that there was some potential in Fred she could contest on his party ticket so as to add some numbers. She knows him very well and I gather she has good reasons for not supporting him.

  6. The useless opposition leaders appear to be saints by claiming a moral high ground because we have not locked them up for plundering national assets, gassing, torture, and killing of innocent citizens. You let them loose to roam the streets at your peril.

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