Munkombwe reveals, he is in govt to eat, we wait to hear Sata’s reaction – FDD

President Sata congratulating Munkombwe after swearing him

President Sata congratulating Munkombwe after swearing him

Newly appointed Minister of Southern province Daniel Munkombwe has told The Post Newspapers that he has joined government to eat and that everybody is now adopting his philosophy of politics of benefits.
And opposition FDD says it is waiting to hear President Michael Sata’s reaction to revelation by  Mukombwe that he is in government to ‘eat.’
According to Thursday’s Post edition of April 4, 2013, Munkombwe who has been in politics since Independence when asked if politics of benefits were at play following his appointment in government, he responded:
“There is nobody who is not using my philosophy of politics of benefits. There is nobody who goes into parliament naked; we go to parliament because of allowances. There is no more patriotism.
Patriotism was only there when we were fighting colonialists, so everybody is adopting my philosophy of politics of benefits. I know people will say Munkombwe has gone into government because he wants to eat but who does not want to eat?”
Munkombwe also told The Newspaper that he if he could convince people at 90 years, he would continue to offer his services.
“Since we cannot say who is dying when, because it is only God who determines when to take, it is not an individual. Those individuals who wish us ill may go earlier than us. It is wrong to wish or expect an old man to die earlier because those who wish others to die early may die early instead,” said 81-year-old Munkombwe when asked how long he intends to serve in government.
Munkombwe says he has continued to serve in all governments because he is rated as an old useful man.
President Michael Sata on Wednesday, April, 2013 swore in Munkombwe as Minister of Southern province, the position he has held in the previous administrations.
Meanwhile, opposition FDD has condemned Munkombwe’s statement saying he was joining government to ‘eat.’
“Daniel Munkombwe’s confession that he joined the PF Government to eat and not to serve people is an indictment on President Sata who appointed him,” Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza said. “Munkombwe has even gone further to say that he is not patriotic but that he is in government to benefit himself. We await President Sata’s reaction.”