Mumbi Phiri defends Lungu’s drinking, goes for Kawana


Mumbi defends Lungu’s drinking, goes for Kawana

By Precious Daka

FORMER PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri says drinking is a personal choice and those who choose not to drink should not condemn others.

On Monday, Ministry of Information and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana said President Hichilema was not like his predecessor who liked his drink and declared unnecessary holidays.

But commenting on this in an interview, Phiri took advantage of Kawana’s kidney problems to hit him below the belt, saying it would be unfair to allege that everyone with kidney failure was a drunkard..


  1. And you can be assured Lungu will think, he is being defended by someone with integrity, Mumbi is Lungu’s drink mate. Wind back in memory lane when Mumbi was suspended for ridiculing Lungu publicly at a PF function. Unfortunately Lungu takes anything from Mumbi without question. Mumbi knows that Lungu has a weakness to reject her advise.

  2. Ba Mumbi, if you want your drinking to be a personal matter, then stay away from politics and public office.

    We donot want drunkards to be making policy decisions that affect our lives, like declaring public holidays at the slightest excuse.

    It is a breath of fresh air to see the President on a working holiday at his farm instead of doing the rounds attending defence force annual balls.

  3. Hopeless woman this Mumbi. When one is in public office people do take note of one s behaviour. Remember a leader leads by example.


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