President Rupiah Banda
President Rupiah Banda

President Rupiah Banda has dissolved parliament and cabinet, and has set 20th September as the date for this year’s tripartite elections.

President Banda says after consulting the Electoral Commission of Zambia on all logistics for holding elections, he is satisfied that the country can hold the polls and has signed statutory instrument number 76 0f 2011 for holding the presidential and general elections.

President Banda has also signed statutory instrument number 77 of 2011 for the Local Government elections.

This means that both the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local government elections will be held on the same date.

But president Banda says he and the vice president will continue running affairs of the nation and representing Zambia in international affairs until another government is ushered into office.

The president has says state functions will continue to operate normally.

Mr Banda says the decision made is in line with the Zambian constitution.

He says permanent secretaries will help him run government while the police and the army will continue to safeguard Zambia’s sovereignty.

President Banda says Zambia’s stability is underpinned by peace, unity and economic development and there is need to ensure that the elections are violence free.

Mr Banda has called on all candidates and players in the elections to ensure adherence to election guidelines.

President Banda has drawn the attention to the revised electoral code of conduct to ensure that there is harmony during and after the elections.

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President Rupiah Banda’s FACEBOOK STATUS

Rupiah Bwezani Banda:
“I am really happy that the country will be going to the polls on Tuesday 20th September. Why not join me on Monday for the MMD campaign launch at the Intercontinental Hotel here in Lusaka? Nafuti nafuti!”

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President Banda says International observers are welcome to come and monitor elections in Zambia.

And President Banda says government has managed to develop the country.

He says the Zambia of 2011 is different from the Zambia of 2006 as the country’s economy over the last five years has grown to 6.6 per cent.

Government also managed to implement prudent fiscal and economic policies that saw the inflation rate plummet to a single digit.

The country also witnessed two consecutive bumper harvests under the leadership of the MMD government.

President Banda has thanked all cabinet ministers for their contribution to the economic gains made during the period.

President Banda also reminded the nation that over the period 2006 – 2011, the country lost two presidents, Dr Mwanawasa on August 19th 2008, and Dr Chiluba on 18th June 2011.

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    • Don’t be too sure, are the ballot papers serially numbered?? who is in charge of printing them, last time they were printed in Durban South Africa VJ paid them a visit and MMD won, one would have expected someone from the ECZ to visit the printers. Not forgetting dead people are able to vote in most villages!!! will RB behave like Bagbo !!??? are we using transparent boxes or will the boxes come with votes pre-cast?? pray for our democracy

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  1. According to my calender, there is no such date as reported, its either 20th sept or 27th sept which are tuesdays or it must be wed 28th sept, so which is which

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  2. WELL DONE RB…TIME YOU ONLY HAVE A MONTH A WEEKS LEFT BEFORE YOU PACK YOUR KATUNDU. LILA LIMO MUKALAMBA WANDI PANTU THINGS WILL SOON BE BAD FOR YOU. VIVA PF VIVA SATA

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  3. On my calendar, 28th September, 2011 is on a Wednesday and not a Tuesday. I think the president said Tuesday 20th September and not 28th. Anyway, whichever date is ok for me to go and kick Sata out of politics

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  4. Much better as all the political players can plan ahead with their limited resources.May the best part cary the day………!

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  5. Former Republican President Rupiah Banda has announced the elections date

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  6. Ehe, Now lets talk business with the Kaponyas. The date is no more an issue, what next on the agenda?

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  7. The presde emphasised that elections will held on TUESDAY 28th SEPT.Now 28 will b wednes so which is which??

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  8. Lusaka Times, the correct date is 20th September.

    Whatever the case, GO MMD GO….This year MMD is winning with a landslide victory. NAFUTI NAFUTI.

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  9. yyayayayayaya…wapya munzi. Sata kuya bebele..we are retiring u this year..chweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  10. After hearing the election date, Sata has a minor heart attack……Of course PF will not tell you this

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  11. I head September 28, 2011 Tuesday. But when I checked my calendar, 28th is on Wednesday. Which is which. September 20th which is a Tuesday or Wednesday 28th which is a Wednesday? Ine siniziba manje kaya.

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  12. In spoken language 20th may sound as twenty eighth. PLease see the written hand out, don’t confuse those who need to buy our tickets from far away lands to come and endorse the Real Change that has alluded Zambia for years.

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  13. RB, get ready for your incarceration. We are deporting you back to Malawi.NI DON’T KUBEBA!!!

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  14. RB back to the farm with his old farming ideas ,running a country is not running a cabbage farm, UNIP is finally going

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  15. Game on. Finish all your interviews in your homes and lets have the real battle . Let the battle for truth and destiny for Zambia begin. We are ready and our well oiled machine is already up to speed.

    Indeed let the battle begin 

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  16. Confusions already – 28th September is Wdnesday, is it Tuesday is 20th or what? If you cant beat them – confuse them!

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  17. He said and I quote 28th September 2011 which is a Wednesday, RB and MMD are confused that their time to be bureied is finally known. Its like some on a death role who knows the date and time he be excuted, lelo lelo, PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF lets fo flat out into the rural and liberate our people. Vivia Sata viva PF viva Zambian youth……Nipa bwatoooooooooooooooooooooooooo 2011

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    • Nikwisa mwabika amatwi kanshi. when did 20th become 28th. dull chap thats you are advocating to vote for pa bwato because your eyes are full of wax and cant hear sata’s lies.

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  18. WHY TUESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER, IT SHALL BE A HOLIDAY ON TUESDAY, COUNTING AND DECLARING MP’S STARTS WEDNESDAY, NO WORK HEART ATTACKS, THURSDAY WE START GROUPING IN OUR SMALL ENCLAVES, FRIDAY POSSIBLE VIOLENT CRIES AND GNASHING OF TEETH. THE WHOLE WEEK WE SHALL BE AT WORK, BUT VERY LOW PRODUCTIVITY. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THURSDAY SO WE REST AND PRAY FOR THE WINNER OVER THE WEEKEND.

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  19. Actually elections have been set for September 20, 2011 not 28th. Whatever the case,  its ramble in the jungle. MMD is battle ready while others are still scrambling for who to nominate in constituencies around the country. They are busy imposing their kith and kins; tribesmen and women without a cooling period for their mess. 

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  20. He has also started packing his bags and refurbishing his farm house in Chipata and also servicing his jalopy.
    Wishing you happy retirement!

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  21. I think RB’s pronunciation is at fault on the election date. I listened in and have recorded the speed. Sounded like 28th, but was 20th because of the Tuesday.

    It is the way he pronounced twenty -yeth sounded like twenty -eighth

    he needs a coach on how to speak clearly.

    SO Date is 20th September 

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  22. OOPs i’m also confused on the date of elections.The president said i repeat the elections will be held on 28th september,2011.But 28th is wednesday.20th is tuesday so which date is elections LT.I listened to the speech and 100% sure RB said elections will be held on 28th sep,2011.tuesday.ha ha ha Sata told u elections will be held on 27th september,2011 now rb is confuesed of saying it that’s why he said tuesday 28.

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  23. Hey u guys dont comment if u dont understand chizungu,(The elections will be held on Tuesday 20th September 2011) and (President of the Republic of Zambia, has today Thursday July 28, 2011)

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  24. All these muppets ranting above , will not even vote like me, just barking without any purpose, ridiculous if you ask me

    I shall be in Paris that time shopping for my wedding clothes
    Most of you will still be going to work in your jobs that dont pay as much as mine does

    Thanks

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  25. 1 MONTH AND 23 DAYS ITS FINE FOR RB TO REST…………PF COME AND PROVE YOUR ACTIONS AS YOU COME WITH THE MAN OF ACTION MC SATA.

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  26. 1 MONTH AND 23 DAYS ITS FINE FOR RB TO REST…………PF COME AND PROVE YOUR ACTIONS AS YOU COME WITH THE MAN OF ACTION MC SATA.

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  27. imwe the man said Tuesday 20th September why are you arguing even on simple things sure

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  28. Where are the PF kaponyas getting the date of 28th September 2011? Koma Zoona ndimwe masilu! Read correctly Its Tuesday 20th September! Sha amambala imwe.

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    • they are dead scared thus why they have 28 september in there minds,trying to buy time

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  29. Could someone give us a timeline if the elections are to be held on the 20th

    When the results are to be expected. The swearing expected and the cabinet named by?

    Anyone smart enough to throw dates to the cause, I am hoping it does not affect my wedding date to my scottish fiance

    Thanks

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    • That’s an impossible question to answer as results will likely be delayed, should the current president be trailing behind. Chances are they will finish counting the urban areas and push ghost voters in rural areas to ensure that RB goes through. But I hope your Scottish fiance is loaded and not too old, well he must be seeing you are going to Paris for shopping, its the age that worries us the!

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    • Yah do you honestly have to insult, this is what Katele was talking about, political maturity starts from people like you! You are demanding political maturity from politicians what about you!!! From such comments its really sad, be objective and grow up!!! ati mwaba mu diaspora!! bad manners!!!

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  30. The Opposition have been calling for it, and he has given it to them, less than 2 months away.
    Most have not even announced lists of parliamentary candidates!!!!
    Lets hear them complain , again!!

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  31. Defections from the collapsed MMD are now starting to flow, no allegience to anyone its wako niwako, lets go PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF, lets go Sata your time is here. To my PFFFFF brothers and sisters, lets go to ALL the rural areas this time around so that there is no excuse by MMD. North, South, East, est and Central, Copperblet, N/Wesrten and Lusaka nipa bwatooooooooooooo fye. Ama infi yatampa nomba. Bye bye ba MMD mumbwes…………Viva Sat viva PF…… I hope Dora is ready to face the judiciary, Zamtel mwalaba shani?

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  32. # 44,
    Kudos! I actually watched him live too. Indeed he said “twenty -yeth” which sounded like “twenty -eighth” but to clear it all, he mentioned tuesday September twenty-yeth. All in all PF kaponyas say they don’t watch independent ZNBC and ready balanced Lusaka Time, the Zambian WD and SUFZ. How come they are confusing themselves with what came clear on ZNBC?

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  33. I heard the president say TUESDAY, I REPEAT TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER. Is it that there is no one to advise the president or write his speeches? He is actually using last year’s diary (2010)  when 28 September fell on a Tuesday. The old chap is living in the past, and you wonder why the country is not developing

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  34. Its just simple ENGLISH here LT is right. Today its 28th Thursday when the announcement has been made saying elections will take place on 20th Sep, a tuzde. Wash your faces and go back to read. VIVA HH. He is the next President. VIVA 20HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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  35. will miyanda manage to organise his coalition in less than two months? i dont think so.The battle is between RB and MC.RB has his own weakeneses and strengths.Same applies to MC.But which one between the two on agregate, is suitable for the top job?
    As much as we need change, in my opinion, RB is better.

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  36. Change is inevitable. Zambia needs new leadership & not this mess we’ve been put thru. Wina azalila!!!

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  37. Indeed H.E said elections are on September “twenty -yeth” which like anybody else to me it sounded like “twenty -eighth” but to clear it all, he mentioned tuesday September twenty-yeth. A Check on September 20, 2011 confirms i misunderstood his “September twenty -twenty-yeth” for September “twenty -eighth”

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  38. The dice is cast. RB has another guranteed term. Now, we don’t want any noise after elections…we don’t want any disturbances….from those bus stops. The corps should be merciless with trouble makers.

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  39. #55 (Mushota), I can already guess the timeline….voting commences 06hrs to 18hrs..but extended to 20hrs in some remote areas (power cuts, etc)..results start pouring in from Lusaka and line of rail around 03 next morning… by mid day Sata is leading, by 20hrs RB catches up, by 04 next morning RB is leading..by 10 he’s sworn in. By 10.30 Sata wants to beat up a BBC journalist and threatening legal action against ECZ or something like that.

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  40. That gittery and confused RB said and I quote, “elections will be held on Tuesday 28th September 2011 but 28th September is a Wednesday. I challenge the vuvuvela ZNBC to replay that clip, MMD bye bye, twaya nomba mu field tukabwela pa 2nd October 2011 in preparation for the inauguration for our President of the Republic of Zambia Mr Michael Chilufya Sata of Patriotic Front VIVA VIVA SATA Nipa bwatooooooooooooooo, mwamukolo DONT KUBEBA iwe…

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  41. I thought I was the one confused,because on ZNBC he said 28th September Tuesday.which is which here?please help.

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  42. H.E.R.B posted on his facebook page that the election date is on the 20th September 2011.

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  43. are Zambians so thick or you just can’t read.The heading of this article reads Zambias election date:Its Tuesday 20th September 2011…. so why are people still debating on whether its tuesday or wednesday and whether its 20th or 28th …..goodness with such IQ levels no wonder your country is in shambles!

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    • Lets not insult each other liam. Just wait for the news and hear what was exactly said… Maybe, its you who is so thick that you refuse to get things the way they are said

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  44. Lusaka – PF, Copperbelt – PF, Northern – PF , Luapula -PF , Eastern – MMD , Central – MMD , Western – MMD , North western – UPND , Southern – UPND.

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    • Lusaka – PF, Copperbelt – PF, Northern – PF , Luapula -PF , Eastern – MMD , Central – PF , Western – MMD , North western – UPND , Southern – UPND.

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  45. Pipo, LT is right on the date, what they are saying is today which is the 28th, thats when HE RB has announced the election date to be on tuesday 20th 2011.

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  46. @55 Mushota my sister lets just wait for all those for now lets wait and see,vote RB

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  47. It’s true these are the last days of MMD surely. RB is even getting wrong advice on a simple thing like date of election. Who reviews this poor man’s speeches, kwena chachine its KUYA BEBELE. I think Sata and PF are winning by a large margin going my congregations opinions..ya ya ya its difficult for RB. We hear defecions will be the order of the coming days thats why he was pleading with injured souls yesteday at Mulumgushi not to leave the broken house MMD, its too late MMD ….

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    • I THINK AS A MAN OF GOD YOUR DUTY IS NOT TO BE PARTISAN BUT TO PRAY FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN.SUPPOSE YOUR CHURCH MEMBER IS MMD AND YOU ARE PF, DO YOU THINK THAT MEMBER WILL RESPECT YOU?BE NEUTRAL AND PLAY THE PEACE MAKER’S ROLE SO THAT WEN THERE IS A FIGHT PEOPLE WILL RUN TO YOU FOR COUNSEL.

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  48. is Mushota a Virgin? he keeps talking about his wedn..sad..any way apa the date is set..so its time we went all out and campaign for our president RB

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  49. #55, so mulachinjanya ukufwala ama skirt or kilt??? hope you help him brush off the dandruff that falls on his boots chi color!!
    Back to the topic, traditionally Thursday has been the election day to give people time to mull over the results over the weekend and come back to productive work on Monday. This is strange, but with RB who said things would be normal.

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  50. Now those who have been very vocal in the diaspora I hope you can now plan your flight to Zed to cast your votes assuming you registered to Vote. May the best candidate win. No violence please it’s not a war and we don’t want one at all costs. Peace! I’m out:)>-

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  51. Good listener, I was about to say wat you ve stated. Its the proununciation issue. Even at my workplace when I tell someone that my phone extension is 5-1-2-8, they end up calling 5120. When you say 2-8 it rhythmes 20th. And when you say twentieth, that rhythms 28. so bloggers the date is 20th Sept, announced today the 28th July. So just go & Vote. FULL STOP.

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  52. @55 mushota The president elect according to the Zambian Constitution must be sworn in within 24hrs from the time he/she is decleraed winner by CJ. Meaning by Thursday midninght all results from remote areas will have been transmitted and by friday or Saturday swearing will be done. Stay blessed keep up your conravesy

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  53. Iwe ka Kyamz, that’s the old way of doing things and we the PF youths will not allow the ECZ to announce results starting PF strongholds. You think we are going to allow what you did in 2008? NO, NO! Mulongoti and Chitala the experts in the pattern of announcement of results are pa bwatoooooo in PF. This time we have advised them to start announcement of results starting with MMD’s perceived strongholds if they have any at all left. We have sent this message very very clear and this time one will lose his or her throat DONT KUBEBA. This is 2011 bwana..

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  54. ARABI…. ARE U SURE U HAPI COZ THE COUNTRY IS GOING TO ELECTIONS ON 20TH OR YOU ARE ANXIOUS??????????????

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  55. STATE HOUSE
    LUSAKA
    THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

    PRESS RELEASE
    2011 Tri-partite Election Date
    Lusaka, 28thJuly 2011

    His Excellency President Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, has today formally announced the date of the 2011 tri-partite elections.

    Polling day will be on Tuesday 20thSeptember 2011.

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  56. I ll vote because i only want to retire Michael chilufya sata . We ll teach him a lesson . Viva boma ni boma .

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  57. THE MUCH AWAITED DATE OF ELECTIONS HAS BEEN SET. BRAVO MR PRESIDENT FOR DISSOLVING PARLIAMENT AND CABINET. LIGHT HAS DAWNED UPON ZAMBIA AS WE ENTER INTO ANOTHER PHASE OF NATIONAL GOVERNANCE. DEMOCRACY MUST PREVAILING IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS OF ALL POLITICAL PARTIES. LET VIABLE POLITICAL PARTIES FIELD CREDIBLE CANDIDATES WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS AT PRESIDENTIAL, PARLIAMENTARY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVELS. ISSUE BASED CAMPAIGNS ARE ENCOURAGED FROM ALL COMPETING POLITICAL PARTIES. LET US REMEMBER TO CAMPAIGN PEACEFULLY BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE ONE ZAMBIA TO RUN TO. LET THE BEST CANDIDATES WIN, WIN, WIN AND WIN THE ELECTIONS. ROBERT LAMBWE

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  58. The game has started and soon it gets hot. PF Kaponyaz, you can as well file-in your petitions in advance as per your custom. We meet you on the poling day.

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  59. i though i would join ur party rb, but u didnt adopt my connection. so now am even a stronger pf cadre. i kno ul win the presidential but the only mps ul have is G Kunda, Dora, angela, simbao and chituwo. lelo lelo

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  60. ECZ SHOULD PUBLISH THE FINAL FIGURE OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN EACH CONSTITUENCY AS WELL AS THE CENSUS PER CONSTITUENCY OR DISTRICT

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  61. Finally RuBish Shrek has announced his 2nd retirement date after being fished from his farm. Start packing your katundu mambala enough of your ancient politics. See you in Chimbokaila after 20th September. VIVA PA BWATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  62. kwena elyo yazanda,pantu pa 20 september pepi,lets put our voters card at the door.lets go PF

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  63. At last. coincidentary 20th september is my birthday. I should be first to cast my vote i guess. vote wisely and remember to keep peace.

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  64. NAFUTI NAFUTI……WHY CONFUSING YOURSELVES OVER THE DATE, WHAT MATTERS IS THAT THE DATE IS SET. SATA CHAPWA LET US PUT YOUR NOSENSE TO THE END, MAYBE YOU NEED TO REST DON’T YOU THINK SO? VOTE R B NAFUTI NAFUTI..MMD MMD CHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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  65. RB is managing his expectation well…he has even appointed his Vice to run the affairs of the country….Good boy RB…this way u wont have to cry we you loss.. Dora is shaking….Now let’s see what Zambians want….

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  66. ZAMBIA SHALL FOREVER REMAIN A UNITARY, INDIVISIBLE, MULTIPARTY, DEMOCRATIC, SOVEREIGN, AND CHRISTIAN STATE WHERE CITIZENS SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX. VOTE WISELY

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  67. Vote HH youths of Zambia do it u will be amazed. This satan will abandon u in any case satan will never make it ato! It’s a sheer waste of energy 4the yang pipo 2destroy their future.

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  68. RUPIAH IS MAD…HE SAID SEPTEMBER 28TH. HE SHOULD BE VOTED OUT AND LET HIM REST AT HIS SILLY FARM

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  69. That is what it when you are just about to go into the boxing ring and you are asked to comment on how your training schedules were while your HUGE openent is smiling in the ring pointing at you! You can Blunder,

    I heard Tuesday 28th Septenber,2011 but after checking my diary 28th September will be wednesday.VIVA RB

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  70. People rumour has it Mushota is a guy posing as a she….it is a shemale….. what a disgrace indeed…. Atase
    it #57

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  71. yayayayaya ba PF are shivering now..the list of candidates is not ready…and the electorate has not been convinced by them…shame…

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  72. Well, we only hope that no fraudulent activities will surround the election process, we want clean and fair elections.

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  73. chapwa sata is now finnished. and so is the PF let these fools find other careers, viva RB

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  74. Congrates! Its RB Nafuti-nafuti. The results for 2008 will repeat except that this time arrpound, RB will get landslide. Luapula, part of NP, Some districts on C/Belt, Some districts in Lusaka, Eastern, Central, Some Districts in Southern, Western will go for the mighty MMD. Pa-Fwaka is likely to be ranked 3 and the mighty UPND will go to number 2. Weldone Mr. Presido.

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  75. change your thinking people,DON’T TRUST ANY POLITICIAN IN THIS ELECTION BUT TRUST YOUR INSTINCT AND YOUR INTELLIGENCE.A POLITICIAN WILL ONLY GIVE YOU A POLICY NOT A JOB.

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  76. Laim, @76, We have a few “literacy and numeracy” challenged citizens. Did I say a few? I meant quite a lot actually.

    You are right to wonder why they can’t read the article before commenting on it.

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  77. The RB-MMD victory match starts from here all the way to 2016. This victory is anchored on a solid foundation of unprecedented national wide development delivery to all hardworking Zambians.

    Hereon i declare RB, MMD and all rational Zambians its a victory match. 

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  78. We cant go on, troding the same path and expect different results. The bembas say –“umwana ashenda atashiya nyina uku nayia bwaili”

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  79. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER ONE IS ON ARV OR NOT BUT WHERE IS UNIP AND ADEDOZAMNO? AND USELESS PARTIES LIKE THIS ONE WHICH IS BEING RUN BY SIULAPWA? ICHI PARTY ICHAMA YOUTHS AT……NECHI ICHA KWA MAGANDE VIVA RB OSAYOPA!………

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    • In fact most of those are on ARV’s. That not an issue. lets move away from Medioca politics please!!!!!!!!

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  80. there is no way sata can be treating the entire party like its his personal item. thats y the man is losing these elections shame on him. lets face facts here the man has nothing to offer the pipo, he is just toking of the 90day nonsense!!! wht a wast

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  81. I think its evident that the party that wins will rule this nation for at least the next 10years to come. It better not be WWD…….

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  82. but RB WILL WIN BY 20,902,011. VOTES.HH WILL UPSET THE MOST PROMINENT POLITICIAN IN THE LAND BY BECOME SECOND BEST BY THE ABOVE NARROW DIFFERENCE.

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  83. #117 its not about reading the article,its about what was said. The article is the not the blue print of the speech.

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  84. #121 its not about reading the article,its about what was said. The article is the not the blue print of the speech.

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  85. May the almighty God help Zambia during this campaign period and lets pray for free and fair elections.

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  86. PF are now complaining that RB should not have announced the election date, he should have waited for their nomination process.

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  87. As you pack the GRZ vehicles please hand in the fuel books as well. We don’t want our money going to campaigns there better things we can sponsor

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  88. @ # 122 unfortunately we can bet on that. I see him surrounded by snakes that will now bite him.

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  89. thank for retiring health than before.lets see now these guys if they will pose in there DXs,COROLLAS,STALLIONS and SUZUKIS.HH there we go.

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  90. With the daily mess Sata is creating in his circus party, he has no cooling period to transform into credence and miraculously galvanize his insanity into better good.MMD is battle ready from border-to-border and has successfully finished its party logistics in all constituencies, wards and Branches. Losers are still plugging in their relatives and sending snob Patrick Mwanawasa to provinces accessing their imaginary popularity.

    The electoral system is not about pockets of tribal votes but winner takes it all from the aggregation of cast national wide votes.

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  91. 20 Years is a long ass time,enough with MMD aka unip reincarnated already!!!am not voting probably be high as hell that day but as long as MMD is out I will be happy hell PF can win the dang election for all i care!!!RB must be the luckiest chap this side of the Equator all his stars aligned and by fluke/luck he became President of Zambia! but enough is enough!!

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  92. @ Collins Mata they will pose in their GX,s and Jaguar’s since they all graduated from the school of Chief Plunders Academy..

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  93. do all parties have time to introduce the MPs, Councellors, & persido candidates?? is this the master dribbler’s last wish?? no wonder we always end up with vuvzela representation .

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  94. PRESIDENT BANDA FOREVER. AS SOON AS THE MMD VICTORY IS DECLARED, MY FAMILY AND I ARE RETURNING HOME. WE ARE TIRED OF BEING SECOND CLASS CITIZEN IN THE UK. ZAMBIANS, VOTE WISELY…..VOTE M M D !!!!

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  95. Will the ballot papers be serially numbered?? who is in charge of printing them, last time they were printed in Durban South Africa VJ paid them a visit and MMD won, one would have expected someone from the ECZ to visit the printers. Not forgetting dead people are able to vote in most villages!!! will RB behave like Bagbo !!??? are we using transparent boxes or will the boxes come with votes pre-cast?? pray for our democracy

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  96. Zambians, lets ensure these guys respect the Electoral Code of Conduct, if you suspect someone is using a Government vehicle but changed their number plates, effect a citizens arrest, check the Engine and Chasis numbers and confirm its a GRZ vehicle!!

    All Parties need to use their own resources before we give them the job of running the affairs of the country!!!!

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    • And what’s going to stop the Ministers driver/ security  blowing your head and then accusing your of attempted car jacking!! LOL!

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  97. vote RB,for continuity of developmental projects such as schools,roads,hospitals,housing projects job creation,for continuity of economic growth

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  98. Unfortunately either way, Mr Sata will have a heart attack. If he wins he will have a heart attack in disbelief. If he loses he will have a heart attack because he will understand that that would be his last chance and the end of his dream. Are we willing to take chances for another by-election. Vote wisely. Either RB or HH.

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  99. PF take your candidate to for medical review before it gets hot. We do want excuses at iyayi benze bwina ba mudala sitiziba chatika mwe. Take him for review, we want him to witness his clean defeat, hopefully the last one.

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  100. @YOUTH FOR CONTINUITY WITH RB where do you work? You leave on hand to mouth and because you don’t have a job you a busy licking RBs toes and come here preaching about schools,roads,hospitals,housing projects job creation, who the hell do you think we are? Fools?

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  101. #146,Elyo ngawaisa kuno ulemona ati ukaba first class citizen,worse off you will be fourth class especially RB ngaka winner

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  102. one can not deny tha fact that RB has done so much..the man has worked hard and he has my VOTE ..RB 2011

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  103. @150
    How can you define building schools, roads, hospitals as development projects the gov’t is mandated to that…that’s the reason you pay tax…some of you chaps were born in the MMD era and you clearly haven’t seen anything else…next you will be saying patching up potholes and handing out free water heaters  is development!!
    WAKE UP!!.

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  104. Hey Zedians!!! Vote wisely in the forthcoming elections. U have seen economic development that the country has achieved in the last few years.This is because of prudent fiscal policies that RB and the past on Presdo( Mwanawasa RIP) had put into place. For the country to achieve what it has achieved its because of good leadership of RB. Lets maintain this government & peace in the country. No Kaponya, Call boy in govt. Don’t trust Satan to run the affairs of Zambia, if u do make this mistake of allowing call boys to run the affairs of country, it will never develop…..VIVA RB. Nafuti nafuti…

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  105. IWE CHI 151 – KOLWE. Do you have spares for RB he can also fall sick and die even. He can’t survive without politics. The guy was living in a house without windows and suddenly the guy has a highly mechanised farm. His children are rated among the richest in the country. Awe bane

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  106. 156 Chief- MMD 1// I agree with you, only those whose eyes are tinted with tribalism will fail to recognize RB’s contribution. He sustained the poor nation’s economic growth into middle income, stabilized all macro-economic parameters. Massive infrastructure developement: schools, hospitals, railways, roads etc. Zambians what else are you looking for that RB has not done? Mind you these are achievements in two years only. Tribalism down, the old man is good.

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    • #164 iwe wechipuba, which hospital has RB built? which railway has he built, KK built Tazara, which railway has RB built, you talk of middle income?? what is the unemployment rate in Zambia 750,000 employed out of some 3,000,000 eligible employees??? most schools in Zambia were built by NGO’s so which school has RB built… kwena ulimbushi iwe and this is after 20 years of MMD and you still want to continue living in poverty kapena banaku pasako tiuze!??

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    • You know your talk is like trying to explain a color to a blind person. We are not blind and insane. Late President LPM put those projects on the ground and not RB all of what RB has done is Hide Money from the State Coffers and use the money to paint already done projects. and claim Glory. Glory is earned not Claim. Let this RB go and rest. Viva MCS

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  107. Mr. M Sata please urgently adopt your MPs for we have no time to waste .I know you’re always ahead of MMD coz you even menthioned election date while in kabwe .
    people of zambia need change and we are behind you .Dont kubeba will work this time around. adop sellable candidates to represent zambian

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  108. So why leave george Kunda as Veep?is that in the constitution of zambia?Let NGO’s organise peaceful protests against the abuse of public funds using G.Kunda.imagine the guy will continue drawing fuel,using Gov cars,security,funds,airplanes all to campain and visit developmental projects.Zambians are already tired and poor to see there resources going to waste.If RB says cabinet is dissolved that includes GK,so we appeal to GK to leave office nows.Zambians are already tired and poor to see there resources going to waste.If RB says cabinet is dissolved that includes GK,so we appeal to GK to leave office now

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  109. MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA MUSHOTA, I HAVE DONE SOME INVESTGATIONS AND I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT YOUR REAL NAME MARY MULENGA AND YOU DONT STAY IN EUROPE BUT YOU STAY IN MATERO NEAR ZESCO SUBSTATION. YOU ACTUALLY WORK IN ONE OF THE TIMBER PROCESSING COMPANY AND THE PERSON IN THE PICTURE IS NOT YOU BUT YOUR FRIEND WHO STAYS IN OLYMPIA PARK NJOKA ROAD HSE NO. 78 CALLED LYNDA. DENY THIS AND I WILL BRING MORE DATA. I THINK LETS LEARN TO BE CONTENT WHERE WE ARE

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    • Boss mwadiga kwisa data iyi??? is it reliable?? please substantiate your claims or leave our controversial sister alone..

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    • Get serious you dull chap…you can’t cheat the location of the PC’s IP Address…why go to all that  trouble (but you can block it or scramble it)

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    • Really!!?? Mushota whats your comment here, are you in Zed looking to pass off as one living with the abasungu??

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  110. Aka bwato kalichita capsize last week pa Kafue river ku C/belt killing innocent children. The kabwato was being paddled by a teenage boy. People who want to jump onto kabwato, come September 20, chililo. Paddlers have a plan to capsize that boat, sure!

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  111. #164 iwe wechipuba, which hospital has RB built? which railway has he built, KK built Tazara, which railway has RB built, you talk of middle income?? what is the unemployment rate in Zambia 750,000 employed out of some 3,000,000 eligible employees??? most schools in Zambia were built by NGO’s so which school has RB built… kwena ulimbushi iwe and this is after 20 years of MMD and you still want to continue living in poverty kapena banaku pasako tiuze!??

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    • unless of course you mean those mobile hospitals!? in which case your perception of massive infrastructure development is quite shallow (myopic)

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  112. # 167 Boss mwadiga kwisa data iyi??? is it reliable?? please substantiate your claims or leave our controversial sister alone..

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  113. Zambia is at crossroads! Reelecting RB will not be a disaster for the country, although he has failed to stop corruption and has undermined the other branches of government (Judiciary). Managing of revenue from the mines is a [email protected] up! However, Sata does not seem to offer much, him being from MMD with the other rejects from the same party. HH is potentially a good vote but to me he seems to have delayed branding himself and telling Zambians what he can do. Apart from his youth I do not see any positive attributes or what he brings to the table.

    It is a difficult call to make for Zambians and I feel that the youth in Zambia have been systematically excluded from participating in national matters. Hence the shortfall in high caliber candidates in presidential and parliamentary elections.

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  114. # 171 That so true, of the 3 stooges currently contesting none of them is quality material.. lord have mercy on us. personally i would vote Sata and pray he suffers a stroke halfway through his term…

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  115. RB is the man . even if u dont have eyes u can c wht developments he has done … pankoloko!!!!!

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  116. 169 BA ZEDI// I do not agree with you my dear. But advise that you to use current statistics and avoid misleading readers. You seem to be using the 2000 census figures. Which NGO built which school? Be realistic my friend. However, I jet into Zambia to give my candidate a vote a day before poling date. Chwee chwee chwee chweee.

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  117. god knows who will win – just pray and have faith so that a agoodman is choi-sen to lead us peacefully not in pieces.

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  118. Wait, wait. There are no candidates from PF and UPND. They have not even campaigned. Caught sleeping. They have to rush rush to adopt candidates. You know what happens when you rush anything. Both Sata and HH kept on crying for the election date. Now it is here. And they have no candidates yet. PF UPND WHERE ARE YOUR CANDIDATES?????????? The President did everything according the constitution. PF UPND YOU HAVE ONE MONTH AND 3 WEEKS TO CAMPAIGN IF YOU HAVE SELECTED CANDIDATES TODAY.

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  119. The first response from the illiterate clown was to say they were the ones who forced RB to announce the date due to a letter they wrote him! Atase! And this is the buffoon some people think is fit to be Republican President. Each time he opens his mouth garbage comes out. Typical of a Kaponya! The first response from the illiterate clown was to say they were the ones who forced RB to announce the date due to a letter they wrote him! Atase! And this is the buffoon some people think is fit to be Republican President. Each time he opens his mouth garbage comes out. Typical of a Kaponya!

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  120. WELCOME TO STATE HOUSE YOUR ECXELLENCY PRESIDENT MICHAEL CHILUFYA SATA.

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  121. Time is up for RuBish Shrek and his minions to start packing has really come becoz whether you like it or not you RuBish hardcores change is coming. RuBish Shrek has just announced his 2nd retirement date and heading straight to his farm where he can continue with his last minute developments. VIVA PABWATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  122. whoooo at last this is whar have been waiting for,NAFUTI NAFUTI hahahahah RB’s page woww.anyway dont panic God has already chosen the president for us.viva who ever is coming but God sorry please not SATA.

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  123. MUKOSE NOMBA, ELYO IFYE TUKALA BONFYA CHOPA,NGAIMWE LWAFWEKU FWEKU PAKUTIMUKAFIKE? VIVA MWANAWESU RUPIAH VIVA MMD-NAFUTI NAFUTI.

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    • Good point … most of us are not voting….we are seating ducks…I have to sample opnions from my home boys in Lusaka and on Copperbelt to gauge the political pendulum….at the moment depending on who u ask, you get different answers…..

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  124. Bonse bafikalah you are dull. There can be no way competent english speakers can be arguing about 20th or 28th sounding the same. It can never sound the same to me. This is where the very important aspect of intonation comes in. Its either the listener or speaker is dull, or both are. Go back to grade four, mwaba amatozi.

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  125. Remember we are all from God, adam as our first father and so no need to say these/that to any but to V O T E nicely either HH , Heritage, Unip if it there, MMD, PF etc. With defectors we welcome them like Mhabi Lungu former Unipist who acted as if Unip will not die, where was he all the years and come to MMD which is sinking. Join HH, PF Heitage. or a Small part ygp of SIulapwa 2016 which is childish who thinks God can spare him up to that time. shameless creature – do you go to church or you want to be known that you can be on the platform 2b seen like your childish friend C. C the3rd who needs a favour of MMD. you are man find a source of money somewhere not in the way you tell the nation. Grow in you head , mind u Govt change always but bright brains shine most. Dont sapoti any Above

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  126. Thanks RB for the date you have decided to pick your bags. It is PABWATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NO MATTER WHAT MAY HAPPEN. GOOD-BYE RB:d

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  127. #177, man I asked simple questions, which hospitals, which schools, which railway, which infrastructure?? RB has only started commissioning projects in the last 3 to 4 months what was he doing the last 3 years?? Tell me please, just responding to the issues you raise in you blog on # 164. There is a Charity
    1. Schools for Zambia registered in Germany that supports the constraction of primary schools in Zambia
    2. Friends for Zambia is a Canadian NGO also raising funds to build a school in Lilayi
    Are u sure you want me to continue, All I ask is one school over the last 20 years, kwena abena Zambia!!!

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  128. OKAY NOW – PF. GAME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  129. Thanks, come now let us reason together and boot out these tyrants. YES WE CAN FIRED RB AND HIS CORRUPT MMD THUGS!!!!!!!!!!! NEW GVT HERE WE COME.

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  130. Nafuti Nafuti………….Sata will die with BP akamva kuti RB has done Nafuti Nafuti. VIVA RB VIVA Akulu Mpuno.

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  131. I am not a Hule

    A Hule sleeps around, I have only slept with the same guy for almost 3 years now, so I am nothing like what some of you are hallucinating

    Respect me, If you dont respect me, you do not respect your Mother, because i have everything some of your mothers could never been, how about a little respect?
    .”I will not change my mind- you are delusional and insane. You throw the word Hule around like a crutch, to alter your limited capabilitiesyou’ve earned. Alright, have it your way. You’ve earned whatever it is you seek through your twisted “hard work.” I’ll accept it, and I’ll be taking my leave. This is where we part, O superior being. Where ever you go, whatever you do, in the future I wish you… Luck.”

    Thanks

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    • Mushota don’t go some of us enjoy you controversial and antagonistic comments.. true some bloggers are crude in their jibes at you but make no mistake you have a large following. Some of your blogs are true and strike a sensitive cord with most readers and they lashout, though tact on your behalf would resolve most of these.

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  132. Iwe ka mushota n.y.i.n.i what is your sickness? How do you connect elections to your wedding and your voting in Zambia from  Paris?

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  133. # 199 Mushota don’t go some of us enjoy you controversial and antagonistic comments.. true some bloggers are crude in their jibes at you but make no mistake you have a large following. Some of your blogs are true and strike a sensitive cord with most readers and they lashout, though tact on your behalf would resolve most of these.

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  134. # 195 Pa Zed You must be living outside the country and only jet into Lusaka from time to time. I am not a supporter of any political party, but I can safely tell you that schools, hospitals and roads (new) are being constructed over the country by GRZ. My work entails travelling around the country and I can attest to this fact. Most rural districts had Rural Health Centres but now District Hospitals are being constructed, Technical High School for Girls are being constructed as well-the Ndola one has already been opened. I travelled on the Senanga-Sesheke Road in December-contractors were busy working on it. RB will go with his head high if he is voted out!

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  135. mushota, do u know da person calling u a hule? i think he must b pf. he is a very frustrated being like his fellow pf clowns. never mind them

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  136. mushota, i think you are one, that guy is not yet married to you, how come three years now?

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  137. Thank you Mr President for Announcingf Elections Date.My Only advice and Prayer is that All political Parties should campaign peacefully no violence before and after Election. Secondly let every Political Party Accept the out come of Election .
    Let The Body Christ Stand up and pray for peace and that God gives us the President who will rule this Country and who will have the fear of God. Do not pray targeted Prayer Because your plans are not God’s plan.

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  138. Only fools will vote for Sata, RB, HH, dont just vote for the sake of voting. This is your future and your childrens future, vote for integrity and development vote Magande. 

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  139. #199 finally you have thrown a towel….please disappear forever it still hurts with your first blog you wrote regreting you were born a Zambian guy or sorry shemale….never come back…enough of nonsense…. time for PF to rule…20 MMD is like liking Mushota on the blog

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  140. THE OPPOSITION WILL BE THRUST N KIA-ST IN A BOTTOMLESS PIT CHWE CHWE CHWE CHWE CHWE CHWE

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  141. Mushota the problem you have is that you have no respect and talking tribal is not right. We are all Zambian, Bembas, Lozis, Ngonis, Tonga etc. Just support you candidate, but respect other candidates and other tribes. Be humble even with your great achievements academically because we have equally done a lot academically. Ask for my name at Stirling Uni, they will inform you that I was left that place with a MSc.

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  142. I am sick and tired of receiving pathetic texts from my auntie in Ndola, most of them asking for my money, It is very moronic auntie suzan.
    Probably because her texts lacked capitalization and/or punctuation, are very difficult to read, or looked like it was typed by a 12-yr old.
    If that’s still not enough information, I wonder if she and a lot of people here consult the following (incomplete) list of unacceptable words:
    1. *coz
    2. * u
    3. * ur
    4. * lol
    5. * lyke
    6. * plz
    7. * m8
    8. * thx
    9. * sry
    10. * sxy
    11. * imo
    12. * btw
    13. * tho Thanks

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    • on second thought… respect your elders that it may go well with you in life.. she’s your mother by default… eish ukupunama!!!!!

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    • Mushota – is your name Mary Mulenga? And do you live in Matero, near the Zesco sub-station. And is that photo of Lynda your posh friend who lives at No. 78 Njoka Road Olympia?

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  143. At the recently opened Hospital RB said “it does not matter whether we don’t have doctors or nurses we still have a hospital” How can anyone waste their vote on such a senseless president. Fellow Zambians dont waste your votes on RB, think wisely and vote with conviction that the person you vote for loves Zambia and has every interest to develop the country. I can only think of one person MAGANDE. 

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  144. Oooooohh no under 5 already knocked out of the race! Mupipeni ba nyina.
    Ba rb ni false start…..20..eeh! Brain jam pali date fye.
    Nasula ba MATIPA MATIPA DIVERS.

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  145. Sacu 4 ze election date kabompo people vote wisely remove daniel Kalenga outttttttttttttttttttttttok.

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  146. I now wish to adress the nation……. today 28th July 2011 I declare my home a middle-income- home.

    By definition, if you have a middle that I can come in then you get paid!

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  147. Sata must not fool himself regarding election victory. Let him quietly leave the position for young ones. We need him alive not dead from heart attack.

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  148. Kwena Mushota chachine walishota mu brain! Any way you always make me laugh in this solitary confinement I am. Good day and never give up, I personally enjoy your contrary to the topic blogs.

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  149. I have formed a new political party it is called ZAMBIA PEOPLES PARTY (ZPP) i will contest for the presidency and will field candidates in all the 150 paliamentary constituencies and all the wards throughout the country and l will win by a lanslide victory. MMD, PF, UPND you are history. Come 22nd September i will be in state house!

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  150. Mass defections. The would be defectors had better do it quick so that we know who’s up against who. Getting exciting by the minute

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  151. ba mushota bosting mulechita ubu ule kubasungu mwise muchite boast pano,wats a wedding got to do wth us ata chikala hule iwe waba amaso mukanwa

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  152. Sata is now complaining that he has been caught unaware, he need more time to had pick candidates and he has run out credible kapoyas. 

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  153. Mushota, only one guy for 3 years, really? So you dont count casual stuff, chifukwa tinakuchita ndise wambili……..

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  154. The end of Satan’s unsuccessful political career. We have rejected you 3 time and this time were sending you packing forever. You will never rule Zambia you grade 4 policeman

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  155. Thank you Batata for the date announcement. That makes part of the history that we had democratic leaders who followed the path of righteousness. Looks simple but great.

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