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Vol 54 No 19

Published 20th September 2013


Zambia

Kabimba loses his footing

The PF Secretary General looked ready to succeed Sata but determined opposition could dash his ambitions and the President’s wishes

A campaign to endorse President Michael Sata as the Patriotic Front’s candidate in the 2016 general elections has turned into a major battle between two of the PF’s most important figures, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and Wynter Kabimba. The Defence Minister, Mwamba, started the campaign in the first week of August, when Sata went to London for medical check-ups. Under the cloak of acclaiming Sata, Mwamba has let loose an anti-Kabimba steamroller.

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