… Mumbi Phiri say she has no back­bone and re­sorts run­ning to court

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By BENNIE MUNDANDO

CHIS HI MBA Kambwili has no back­bone and is just sur­viv­ing at the mercy of the courts which he is now abus­ing to re­main in power and con­tinue draw­ing a salary and other al­lowances from Par­lia­ment, PF deputy sec­re­tary gen­eral Mumbi Phiri has said. Com­ment­ing on Mr. Kambwili’s de­ci­sion to ap­peal against the High Court’s de­ci­sion to throw out his ap­peal against his dis­missal from PF, Ms. Phiri yes­ter­day branded the Roan MP a cow­ard who could not al­low a by-elec­tion to take place in his con­stituency be­cause he knew he stood no chance to win and there­fore hid­ing in le­gal pro­cesses. She said Mr Kambwili was not only po­lit­i­cally im­po­tent, but also that Par­lia­ment was the source of his bread and but­ter de­spite brag­ging that he had a lot of money to en­able him go over­sees just to have break­fast. She said she was sur­prised that some­one who had been claim­ing to be a po­lit­i­cal heavy­weight could chicken out of the im­pend­ing by-elec­tion by run­ning around like a mad man to seek court pro­tec­tion. She said the su­per­sonic speed at which Mr Kambwili had rushed to the Con­court to pro­tect his par­lia­men­tary seat had ex­posed him to all the lies and claims he was mak­ing about his po­lit­i­cal mantra and the source of his fi­nan­cial mus­cle. “How can he claim that he is giv­ing the PF sleep­less nights when he is sur­viv­ing at the mercy of the courts? This clearly shows that he has no back­bone. He can­not stand on his own and win. “It is laugh­able that peo­ple who can af­ford to travel and have break­fast in Eng­land and have sup­per back in Zam­bia can stick to get­ting al­lowances from Par­lia­ment. “The good part is that Zam­bians are see­ing that Par­lia­ment is the source of bread and but­ter to those who claim to be more pop­u­lar than the PF and to have more money. This is why they can still cling to Par­lia­ment at all costs as if it is a mat­ter of life and death,” Ms Phiri said. Mean­while, Mr Kambwili on Thurs­day evening came un­der fire in a bar­rage of so­cial me­dia com­ments after he an­nounced his de­ci­sion to chal­lenge the High Court de­ci­sion over the mat­ter by ap­peal­ing to the Con­sti­tu­tional Court. Within an hour after mak­ing the post on his Face­book wall, Mr Kambwili drew over 500 sharp re­ac­tions from his fol­low­ers, most of which ques­tioned his pop­u­lar­ity and won­dered why he was rush­ing to court to pro­tect his seat yet he was claim­ing that he was a po­lit­i­cal heavy­weight.

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