On 20th October 2021, Zambian Fox, an online platform posted a video with a caption claiming Patriotic Front (PF) member, Chishimba Kambwili had resigned from politics. The post also claimed that Mr. Kambwili, who is referred to as “Imbwili” in political circles, had joined the dancing group so that he would apply for empowerment under the Artists Empowerment Fund. The post attracted over 1000 reactions from the public because there has been speculation that Mr. Kambwili could be adopted as PF President and contest as President on the PF ticket in 2026.
The Fact Checking process has established as false the claim that Chishimba Kambwili has resigned from politics. The iVerify Team analyzed the video that was posted by Zambian Fox and observed that the man in the video is not Chishimba Kambwili. To further verify the claims, the iVerify Team interviewed Mr Kambwili. He refuted the claim and explained that he was not interviewed by any media house concerning the speculations of his resignation from politics. Mr. Kambwili explained that he had no intentions of applying for the empowerment funds. He urged the public to not be misled by social media speculations.