Kabimba’s Boys Panic, Start Jumping Ship
A cable of boys belonging to the network of former Patriotic Front secretary general and justice minister Wynter Kabimba has been sent into serious panic following the dismissal of the official from key positions.
Chanda Mfula, who was until today Media and Publicity Director for the ruling party attached to Kabimba’s office, has led the way by quitting his position.
President Michael Sata’s press aide George Chellah is awaiting his fate while North Western Province permanent secretary Amos Malupenga is another target in what may be a massive cleansing of the Patriotic Front.
There are some of Kabimba’s boys in the diplomatic service that include deputy High Commissioner to South Africa Joe Kaunda and his counterpart in Namibia Sam Mujuda, among others.
This network is part of the group that was drawn from The Post Newspaper when President Sata won the 2011 elections but has maintained its loyalty with the cartel.
There are also several journalists who became inseparable with Kabimba’s assignment from ZNBC, Daily Mail and Times of Zambia that may suffer the purge.
Within the party, Kabimba’s dismissal is a huge blow to defectors like former minister in the MMD government Gabriel Namulambe, Sylvia Masebo, Obvious Mwaliteta, Kennedy Kamba and Robert Chikwelete among others
Mfula has led the way by avoiding embarrassment of either being hounded out of office or being fired like his boss.
He said in statement that he has communicated to the appointing authority on his decision to resign with immediate effect.
Mfula says during the two years he has worked in the political arena; he has acquired immense knowledge and experience worthy of a rich thesis in political science.
He says he has also acquired new friends and, luckily, kept all his old friends.
Mfula has since thanked the people of Zambia for the time he has worked with them during his tenure.
The former teacher of English worked closely with sacked Kabimba.