Chishimba Kambwili

Chishimba Kambwili is a former member of the National Assembly of Zambia for Roan Constituency in Luanshya District. He has also held several posts in the cabinet. He is the leader of the National Democratic Congress.
He was born in Luanshya where he subsequently completed his education. Kambwili is also National Youth Chairman for the Patriotic Front, which in September 2011 election became the ruling party in Zambia.
Kambwili was first appointed Minister of Foreign affairs however was then moved to Minister of Labour, then Minister of Sports and Youth and later Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services. He was also the spokesperson of the current PF government and PF party during his tenure.
In August 2015 Kambwili had threatened to fire Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation after the agency started protesting his MP practices and by October of the same year revoked the license of Lusaka's Radio Phoenix, after assuming that some of their staff were supporting United Party for National Development candidates because there was absence of callers-in one of the station's programs.
In the 2016 election Kambwili retained his MP seat from Roan Constituency and continued to serve as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting services in Lungu's second cabinet.
On 8 November 2016 President Lungu fired Kambwili as Information Minister a few days after the president threatened to deal with corrupt officials in his Cabinet.
In 2017 he was expelled from the party along with Mwenya Musenge for destabilization reports.
In 2018 Chishimba Kambwili was accused of using abusive language toward Zambian police and soldiers. On 23 March 2018 he was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital after collapsing at the Woodlands Police Station and was discharged from there a week later.
On 27 February 2019 his seat was declared vacant by the Speaker of the National Assembly.
On 30 June 2020, Kambwili called on opposition parties in Zambia to form a grand opposition alliance ahead of the 2021 Zambian general election, citing the example of the 2020 Malawian presidential election.