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President Rupiah Banda this morning left for Solwezi, in the North-western province to attend the burial of the late Local Government and Housing Minister Benny Tetamanshimba who died in Lusaka on September 5 at the University Teaching Hospital.

President Banda is accompanied by First Lady Thandiwe, Second Republican president Frederick Chiluba, Chief Government Spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha, Tourism Minister Catherine Namugala, Energy Minister Kenneth Konga and Lands Deputy Minister Michael Mabenga.

Others are Defence Minister Dr. Kalombo Mwansa, Works and Supply Minister Mike Mulongoti and Communications and Transport Minister Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa and Senior State House staff.

Mr. Banda was seen off at the Lusaka City Airport by Vice President George Kunda, Service Chiefs, Lusaka Province Minister Charles Shawa, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bradford Machila and Home Affairs Deputy Minister David Phiri.
Others are Diplomats, senior government and MMD party officials.

President Banda is scheduled to return to Lusaka today shortly after the burial.
Yesterday, he led several Zambians at a church service for the late Tetamanshimba before the body was flown to Solwezi where it lay in state in readiness for burial today.

The late Mr. Tetamanshimba, who was Solwezi Central MP and MMD Spokesperson will be burried at his father’s village along the Mutanda/Mwinilunga road in Senior Chief Mumena’s area.

The late Mr. Tetamanshimba was evacuated to South Africa on August 8, 2009 for specialist treatment before he returned on Tuesday 1st September 2009 and was immediately admitted to the University Teaching Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit until his death.
He leaves behind a wife, Ezzie, six children and two grand children.

ZANIS

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  1. is it not strange that FTJ failed to manipulate HELP whom he woke up to take over as president but is easily manipulating HERB who was uprooted from his farm by HELP?

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  2. Why is BANDA on the move with FTJ? Chiluba is already shown Banda how to steal like he did? Not even the judge believes Chiluba is innocent even though he was acquited. What a shame this country is gone to the dogs with such cheap type of Politics.
    Zambians think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lets Kick out MMD in 2011

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  3. Why cant GRZ legalize Prostitution like the way they have done gambling, beer business etc. This could increase GRZ revenue. A drive in the evening between Makeni Turn Off and Andrews Motel after 18:30hrs will make one wonder whether its happening in Zambia or another country. Men of all colors and shapes go there for the commodity. Once legalized, the se special pipo will operate in an open and organised environment and with a union to regulate their operations, such age limitation,operating time, code of conduct, charges, regular medical check ups being mandatory etc. Lets not pretend. This is one of the oldest trades and to deny its existance is shooting oneself in the leg. Wives dont be cheated, your men look decent but majority go for pick ups. Others are heard to say ” Yah Iam…

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  4. LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION (CONTINUED) Some men are heard to say “Yah Iam late ba Fikamba nabasenda bonse mahule”. These ladies though called names make things easier for those in a hurry or just facing “TOOLS DOWN or GO SLOW” by shareholders back in the house. This also reduces the incidents of assault and ending up at ZP VSU desk. I have on several occasions pumped into ABA PAMWAMBA, TOP BRASS, DIPLOMATS ETC. The spread of AIDS/HV is partly difficult to fight coz stakeholders are not operating in an open and conducive environment. Look at DR CONGO, the trade is open and alot of pipo take into it than perhaps Zambia but their rate of AIDS/HIV is lower than ours. Even the notion that circumucision will rduce the chances will be nothing without legalizing Prostitution. Lets be an open…

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  5. There is nothing wrong FTJ accompaning RB to Solwezi for Teta’s malilo. The fact as far as RB is concerned FTJ is a free man. They need each other. RB needs FTJ for 2011 in order to go for another term. At the moment RB will seize any opportunity that will ensure votes. So dont be surprised that is African particularly Zambian politics. I am sure this is the first time FTJ is stepping his foot in Solwezi since leaving office in 2001. Mind you FTJ is still enjoying a good degree of popularity in some parts of the country though some are pretending to say the opposite. That is one reason LPM kept him on the HOOK during his reign.

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  6. This kind of behaviour is what is going to cause a bloody coup in our country. The fact that Chiluba says he’ll get his immunity back. Maybe he’s not even sick, his “illness” will miraculously disappear and he will become ambassador to Colombia and start a drug trade. Pathetic. Everything Levy did is being ruined. Guys let’s not stand for this. God watches and the way His name is being used in vain. Wapya, kaleza ka ng’amba. Chiluba’s intelligence is about as short as his height. Let Teta rest but sadly the bootlicking has left him with very few sympathisers. Chiluba and his ta vionelanji brigade bastardised MMD and it is time they left power. We are supposed to be developing. Just wait God’s wrath will be upon RB, FTJ and all the sinister fools that are up to no good!!…

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  7. awe ok respected ba Chiluba but what is doing awe, thats man needs just to be quite and enjoy the freedom bt what is doing its very wrong of him, God sees the wages of sin is death.

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  8. Why should the Vice President ALWAYS see the President off at the airport, when the latter is travelling? On another note, VP Kunda is not attending Teta’s burial? Weren’t they close or didn’t work together in the govt????

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  9. Chiluba is very sly , am sure he will use this opportunity to campaign for RB and show off his acquittal, i wonder why Regina’s husband never took him to court. Chiluba your days are numbered if you serve a god that is unjust and a liar, then thats not a God whom we all serve who is the creator, Yaweh who can not be fooled. your time is short.

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  10. The Chief/Prezident/King iz “too big” to attend the burial of a subject, I stand to be corrected.

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  11. When a Form 2 call boy and retired politician/ unsuccessful farmer become Presidents what do you expect? Grand Corruption……

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  12. Anybody below 62 years of age is young and therefore there is no need to keep Bwezani Banda in power after 2011. I am over 62 and I am saying to the young people to kick out UNIPist Bwezani Banda. Bwezani alefwayafye ukulilapo nga pambale together with Titus Mpundu ‘Chiluba’.

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  13. Zambians unite against corruption in 2011. Bwezani Banda is corruption itself. Vote him out and quickly bring in a constitution which will truely stand the test of time. Not George Kunda’s constitution which is being manipulated just now. Start with the pure Mun’gomba one.

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  14. Do these other ministers and Kunda have anything else to do except escorting RB to the Airports? and why so many? is it a must?

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  15. FTJ was busy bragging that he is confident he will get his immunity, in his own words “I’m entitled”. For him to say that then he has been assured by someone. The people in Mansa have the guts to even celebrate his acquittal and at the end of the day they are going back to a house that only has a “koloboyi” for lights and no clean water.

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  16. Despite the comments and who is accompanying who I tell I was impresed yesterday to see our political leaders mingling together without insulting each other, imagine Dr.Chiluba sitting next to his “Enemy” Dr. Kaunda, and Sata walking together with Rupiah Banda, thats the way it shud be Zambian .atleast for once i was proud of them.Excellent star (*) Keep it up our teachers wud say durng our school days.

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  17. Zambians lets unity in bringing sanity to the politics in the country refuse to be used by politicians to do bad things. Don’t you admire how USA is conducting its politics and running the country it all begins with ME then YOU and spread to everybody. After all we have a one Zambia “The Land of Joy,Peace,Abundant Blessings ” Stay blessed.

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  18. Pipo,pipo,pipo. is this surely MWAWASA’ legacy? would FTJ ACOMPANY the late if he was alive? RB be real and tell the nation where this freindship has come from.Don’t FORGOT we are watching you and what ever is happening tomorw you won’t be president and this will follow you.it won’t be long before you start asking for your immunity back.

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  19. Rupiah is very puzzling, he doesn’t see anything wrong to be in company of a suspected criminal. Anyway ‘birds of a feather flock together’. The other thing is, Zambians are wondering, suddenly Chiluba’s health problems have disappeared. The chap is crafty and must be watched.

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  20. Also me just returned from “ichililo”, not tu malilo twa ba kawayawaya. Teta ayenda, never to be seen or heard of again, only to be remembered with a foolish grin on the face because of all the nonsense that was attributed to him.

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  21. Uwenda na Ngoshe no kumubeya eumubeya. RB will soon regret associating with Chiluba. The Guy is a master dribbler. But he only failed to dribble Levy, but RB ena balamunaya. Chiluba have some bunch of guys he want to support as MMD presidential candidates not RB. Soon the truth will unfold. Never ever give Chiluba a platform then your doomed. The chap is Kamaikalange.

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  22. …but this is a circus!Never seen grown men behaving like this….morons for sure! Suddenly the little leper is cured,dining with the rich & powerful even before he goes for review to see if his disease has really healed……wish i had a shoulder-held launcher….i’d drop 2 birds with one ‘stone’

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  23. what business is FTJ soing with RB….something fishy….what we know is that FTJ has got a heart problem no wounder he neva attended any state functions in Levy’s time. shame on you Kafupi.

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  24. #7 should know God, this is not time to think of legalizing prostitution but repent your sins for the end of the World is near. What has this got to do with Chiluba anyway?

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  25. Imwe. There is nothing wrong for FTJ to dine and move with RB. Remember RB as President has more information than anyone of us including the POST to which most of us bloggers rely for information about issues such as FTJ’s cases.Most likely RB has known that LPM was upto no good regarding FTJ. Of course we do not expect RB, mature as he is to shout out about this thing. This probabaly is one BAD LEGACY of LPM that RB wants to throw into where it belongs the DUSTBIN. Continue living in the past while RB goes forward.

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  26. I know RB does not know what he is doing and how his actions are slowly tarnishing his already tarnished image. Let us wait and see. I know MMD as a party don’t have money but they will use the ZAMTROP money for the 2011 campaigns and that is where this association is leading to and after that, they will steal like there is no tomorrow and Chiluba will be off to Bahamas. RB will be too old to be questioned and you and I will be gnashing our teeth with cholera all over us.

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  27. # 27 I couldn’t agree more with you. No wonder this govt is very UNPRODUCTIVE. You can’t have half the cabinet bidding farewell to a president who is constantly making unproductive trips. You don’t see the Queen, Obama being seen off by half their govt.

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  28. From the begining every one knew that RB is dull;; dont you know that dull people can have digrees and that some people with less education can be more intelligent than some digree holders. watch it you will prove it

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  29. I AM AMAZED AT THE “INTELLECTUAL CAPTIVITY” OF SOME BLOGGERS ON THIS SITE AS EXHIBITED THROUGH THEIR COMMENTS. THERE IS SO MUCH RELIANCE ON THE SO CALLED ‘PRESS’ FOR THEIR THINKING. WHEREAS EVERYONE KNOWS THAT LPM’S LEGACY (MHRIEP) WAS SO MUCH ABOUT CHILUBA’S ISOLATION, IT SHOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE RB’S LEGACY. EACH LEADER HAS HIS ON STYLE. LIKE HE HAS SAID BEFORE, RB DOES NOT WANT TO INHERIT ANYTHING NEGATIVE (INCLUDING ANY ENERMITY IF THERE WAS) FROM LPM, BUT WILL INHERIT POSITIVE ASPECTS. TOUGH FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO BE IN ‘MENTAL CAPTIVITY’ RELY ON OTHERS (ESP ‘PRESS’) FOR THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT ISSUES!

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  30. # 7 Legalise Prostitution.

    People are dying of HIV/AIDS. Not even Morningside Clinic saves them. So why legalise prostitution instead of banning it.

    Besides no one in Zambia complains that they have no access to prostitutes.

    Whatever the case, prostitution and care free sex has devastated many families in Zambia. Feel for innocent children left as orphans simply because a father somewhere could not keep his pants up. HIV just for a 5 minute thrill? That’s the most senseless any man can be. Before we undress, think about the children’s future.

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  31. Where is the Army?. Our country is being raped,please!.We pay tax for you and not criminals to be riding high in ZAF planes.

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  32. We have judged Chiluba through the view of the Post for far too long. Lets read between the lines, lets not believe everything the Post print. they have created this picture that Chiluba is so eveil and stole so much money from Zambia. No, let the Post prove this, Let them also tell us were that money is, they are good at investgative writing let them tell us what they know rather then continue calling Chiluba a thief. Their objective is -Chiluba must be jailed, why? because they were jailed during his Presidence. Zambians lets read between the lines. they have created this picture in the name of championing corruption.The Post should not continue ecouraging hurt and divsion in Zambia. Were is the evidence that he stole? the Post need to show us this if they want us to believe them.

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  33. #55. Let me ask you a simple question. Where did the man you are defending get $8.5 million from? Are we that naive to believe that Chiluba worked hard for that money? Maybe you can enlighten us as to where the money came from. Needless to say, not even the president of the U.S has access to such money, unless he is a Kennedy or a Bush. Chiluba is neither a Kennedy nor a Bush. We all know that he came from rags. Who needs to be objective here? Zambians are simply asking for accountability and good governance, and clearly Chiluba failed on both counts. Let’s get real!!

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  34. ‘Let us steal even more now’ said one to the other.
    ‘Ok first I give you immunity then all will fine’ answered the other

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  35. #49 SHOMBE, THANKS FOR THE COMMENT. SORRY THAT YOU FOUND YOURSELF AMONG THOSE IN ‘CAPTIVITY’. I UNDERSTAND YOUR SITUATION, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT TO CONTINUE LETTING OTHERS WITH PERSONAL AGENDAS DIRECT YOUR THINKING. I CAN ASSURE IT IS NOT IN YOUR BEST INTEREST, AND IT IS AN AFRONT TO YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. I ADVISE YOU NOT LEAVE THOSE WHO HAVE SELF-SELECTED THEMESELVES TO BE HELD IN ‘MENTAL CAPTIVITY’ BY THE SO CALLED PRESS. TRY FOR ONCE EXERCISING YOUR MIND, AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY ABOUT THE FRESH BREATH OF FREEDOM YOU WILL ENJOY. JUST GIVE IT A TRY, AND YOU WILL NOT REGRET. ALL THE BEST MAN!

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  36. #57 which Zambians? those that believe everything the post write even when they have an agenda? which Zambians are asking the soucre of $8;5 million? is it the Post and those they call “our People” ? I’m very Zambian and I believe we need to move on. Why can’t the Post find the soucres so the can infom the nation. Why should he be oligated to tell the soucres. The issue was he stole, the court rules no evidence. now we have shifted the pole to name the soucres of $8.5. wait, you go ask Bush about all the soucres of money he may have received during the time he was president, let see if he will tell you.

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  37. I have no prob with Bwezani’s conduct – but I have an issue with im having told us during his campaign that he wld continue with Mwanawasa’s legacy and then he does the opposite incl. befriending public enemy No. 1. I have a problem with that. RB, get a life.

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