Rupiah Banda Should be honoured – UPND Deputy Spokesperson

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Former President Rupiah Banda
Former President Rupiah Banda

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has said that retired MMD leader and former Republican President Rupiah Banda deserves to be honored.

UPND deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa told QFM news that Mr. Banda has proved to be a selfless leader who also ensured that there was a peaceful transition of power after last year’s elections.

He has noted that the former head of state has left a good precedent by voluntarily stepping down as party president.

Mr. Mweetwa added that Mr. Banda should be looked at as a reservoir of knowledge by the up-coming politicians as he has not only been a politician but also a veteran diplomat who served the country well.

Mr. Banda stepped down as MMD party president on Thursday. Speaking during his official address, Mr Banda said the decision to step down was not necessitated by the prevailing political situation in the party or the nation.

“As you have already heard, I wish to officially announce to the nation that I have today Thursday March 15 2012 stepped down as president of our great party MMD,” he said.

Mr Banda said he had stepped down now because he had been invited by the Boston University’s African presidential achievers and research centre in the United States of America (US) to provide lectures.

“This programme will require me to be out of this great country for a period of three months which means I will be out for a long period of time. At first, the university wanted me to be in the US for one year, but because of commitments to my country, I felt it would not be right for me to be away for that long,” he said.

He said a political party could not function effectively without a leader for a long period of time.

Mr Banda said he had remained consistent since he left power in September last year and that he would leave the leadership of the party to the younger generation.

“In fact, if you recall, I was due to officially leave the MMD leadership in December last year at a meeting held at Protea Hotel in Lusaka. However, my colleagues in the National Executive Committee (NEC) decided that I should stay on for a while to guide the party towards the convention where a new leader would be democratically elected,” he said.

“If we were wrong in privatising Zamtel, history will prove us, if Zamtel will succeed, there will be more money in people’s pockets.

Meanwhile, the former head of State also said he still believed that his Government was in order to privatise Zamtel and that only time would prove “who is right or wrong now that the company has been repossessed by the State.”

“If we were wrong in privatising Zamtel, history will prove us, if Zamtel will succeed, there will be more money in people’s pockets. And if they (PF) fail, the people we’ll tell them that. But I believe that we made the right decision to privatise Zamtel,” he said.

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114 COMMENTS

  1. Honoured for being an embezzler? Go to hell Mweetwa. Banda did nothing for Zambia it is Mwanawansa who deserves all the glory….

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    • Yes this is it. People who think… No amalabishi ya mweetwa na prewsido wabo Hakaivotela Heka H. H

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    • hate!or truth? what is there to honour RB about, if UPND FINDS HIM HONORABLE THEY CAN GO AHEAD AND CONFER ON RB WHATEVER! THIS IS WHY THIS COUNTRY IS FULL OF THIEVES, ESPECIALLY POLITICIANS, THIS CONDONING OF THIEVING IS BASED ON (TOMORROW IT MIGHT BE MYSELF) AS BANDA HIMSELF DECLARED WHEN HE FREED CHILUBA.

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    • You are right Zambian. Those waffling fools above are Fred Meembe sponsored diaspora goons with no shame and credibility!

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  2. And this has HH’s blessing, this Party of Narrow-minded Dunderheads is a joke: honestly have they just parachuted into the country today. How can you honour Ala Bee for what? 

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  3. Ndipo  this Conman Mweetwa is really becoming dull.When one loses an election the next thing is to handover power,thats the most normal thing to do and you don t need to honor somebody for that unless you are Chainamic upstairs.Then we should also honor all those MPs  and councillors who handed over. their reigns.Is this the style of leadership UPND will bring to govt,how dull can one get.If UPND want to honor RB let them go ahead we cannot waste or dilute national honors for people with unfinished business with the law.

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  4. Read the story then you will understand what Hon MWetwa is say.  Hatred will not take this country anywhere.  Viva UPND! 

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  5. Hey Cornelius, should we also honour the MMD Party whilst we are honouring their leader; to kill to birds with one stone? 

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  6. @ Kill Gays

    Honestly how do you honour someone for doing what he is supposed to do, he lost the election and he stepped down simple as that. The is nothing extraordinary there, how daft can some people be…  

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  7. RB should definitely be honored. If you cant agree with that, then something must be wrong in your head. He handed over power like a true democrat and left his party like a true diplomat! could our current president do that????? what development has happened in 5 months….look at what MMD did in 3 years under RB. We are in deep waters and our country is going down the drain under this government which has no vision what so ever! RB is for sure the HERO FOR DEMOCRACY. God bless Zambia. Our God never sleeps and somethings going to break!

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  8. RB is a very bad politician because he is a very good man. If he had been evil like most other successful politicians, this man would still be Republican President today. Unfortunately, he did not read the mood of the people so that he could do a ‘don’t kubeba’ on them. Instead, he went where his own heart led him and told the truth. Zambians do not like to be told the truth. They like the juicy bits and so they all turned against him because he did not promise ‘money in your pockets in 90 days.’ He did not interfere in the judicial process that acquited Dr Chiluba (who as a political engineer, may have bought the Judges whom HE had appointed!). RB took the blame. Recently, we heard of someone using Dr Kaseba’s name. Many used RB’s. RB is a good man.

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  9. That’s why Sata is saying MMD and UPND are led by thieves. UPND, like MMD needs to change a lot before they could even think of contesting in the next elections. These are the parties that even want to form a pact because they have similar interests: corruption and bad leadership. Mr. Mweetwa, when you were a student leader at the University, people liked you but since you have joined hands with thieves even the little intelligence you had has evaporated. As long as your party keeps close to the MMD, you will always lose and be surpassed by the likes of NAREP and others. The rate at which UPND is going, believe me they will be surpassed by new comers. HH has no experience in politics that’s why every move he makes backfires. Come 2016, UPND will be finished!

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    • MMD (1991-2001)=Chiluba, Sata etc. The worst part of  MMD, what are you saying about Sata then?

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  10. The trouble with good men, like former US President Jimmy Carter, they do not do very well in the dog-eat-dog world of politics. Reading The Post editorial yesterday, onme would think that The Post newsapaper was the victim. It is amazing how a rapist can turn round and blame his victim that ‘she provoked me by the way she was dressed.’ It is The Post newspaper that antagonised RB right from the start. The only interview they did with him was when he was appointed VP. Under Levy Mwanawasa, MMD lost more than half of bye-elections. The down grade had already started, but Levy read the public mood and decided to sacrifice Chiluba on the altar of self preservation. Fate had other ideas.

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  11. As a result of the animosity of The Post, RB had to go into defensive mode. Those of us who have good memories will remember that RB’s government was always reacting to The Post stories. This time round, things are different. The Post now reacts to government stories. In fact it reacts to defend ‘Michael’ even when there is s h i t smelling on ‘darling’ Michael’s face. PF government is now an editorial department of The Post. We were told that it is Membe who convinced Shamenda to join politics and Shamenda is government spokesman!

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  12. RB has shown the type of maturity needed for our young democracy to flourish. The man may have lined his pockets but give him credit where it’s due. He left a robust economy which is slowly in decline. Let the man retire quietly and use him for his experience. If the American’s can appreciate his contribution why can’t we? Stop harassing the man, this why African leaders refuse to leave office when their time is due. We need to move on, he may have stolen money but chasing after the little he may have taken will not solve the problems people are facing today in Zambia. By the time PF are done with this country, people realise how humble this man has been.

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  13. @16 A Phiri ana bwe…
    I don’t think that is true. Only three leaders stepped down, and that is KK, Christon Tembo and RB. The rest have continued unless taken by death. Mazoka, Nawakwi, Sata, HH, Ben Mwila, Miyanda, Ken Ngondo…
    Your simple Maths is for simpletons.

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  14. Cornellius Mweetwa has lost direction coz not long ago,he heavily criticized Rupiah Bwezani Banda for mismanaging the affairs of this country.Now what he is talking about? Let him just rot with UPND-Bravo Brian Hampunda.

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  15. RB deserves to be honoured as a champion of democracy and peace in Zambia. Even as we pursue plunderers of national resources we should NEVER forget to VIGOROUSLY recognize n encourage that which examplifies our common ideals as a nation. It should NOT all be just about money. Handing over power peacefully to the opposition is entirely UNHEARD of in Africa. RB maintained the precedent that KK set decades ago. In that regard zambia continues to play the role of LIGHT bearer in Africa. Boy, Africa is in such dire thirst and need of leaders who respect the rule of law. Leaders who, inpsite of what their feelings are telling them to do, would rather, and ultimately so, do what is best for all their people. That’s RB, and that’s KK. VIVA progressive thinking, VIVA UPND on this comment.

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  16. For sure RB has to honored, only *****s cant see that RB is a reservoir of knowledge that why even US has invited him as a lecturer in democracy. So its true our nation has become blind under the new leadership. America the # 1 nation in the world has seen something in RB which for sure an ***** fool in Zambia can not see. Stupidity has never developed an country in the world. This is problem when the country is run by an educated president and cabinet.

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  17. If we, today, with warm blood running in our veins fail to see the reasons for honouring RB, history in it’s fine hour will enventually honour him.

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  18. After RB lost an Erection to PF ladies then he resigns? Suppose he won was he going to relinguish power to the youth? what he has done is exactly what Kaunda did, after losing to Kafupi then he steps down??? Its only SATA who should be honoured because he has said it clear that 2016 he won’t contest

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  19. It is very clear that even the Lord Jesus Christ said in his own village the prophet has NO HONOUR. So it not strange for Zambia to dishonour RB whom America has recognized as a reservoir of knowledge and wisdom, truly only the stroke of history will HONOUR him.
    Zambia put aside partisan politics and give credit were it is due.

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  20. UPND, @ times mwandi u irritate me and my 8 million sisters and brother on some things u comment about. channel yo energies to talk about/ adviz gov’t on how they can improve sanitation issues…. uli chisushi?

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    • hahaha you want UPND to talk about you leaking toilet? Have you thrown in your towel on PF already? the sanitation improvements are PF’s business, not UPND they are not in power, your irritation is directed at the wrong people.

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  21. I agree that the big man needs to be honoured for handing over power, having achieved the Millennium Challenge Corps goals, stabilized the kwacha, built lots of financial reserves, boosted investor confidence, initiated several projects whose fruits we continue to see even now.

    I understand that hatred, and short-sightedness prevents us from seeing all this, but the fact the Boston U can see this and we can’t, is one of the many reasons we are still poor and will continue to be so.

    I weep for you, my poor country. 

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  22. I t is sad that the MMD lost power under RB, they lost he pary under RB AND THEY LOST A PRESIDENT UNDER rb. Banda was not the worst president of the country but was the worst party leader Zambia has ever seen. how does a leader allow a party to run aground on his watch and when the going gets tough, he abandon ship. He has no thick skin at all. MMD is no more because he couldnt stomach a fight anymore as he is a silver spoon leader. Sata was able to start from scratch to eventually come to power. That is a rare streak of leadership. Banda is lazy and parasitic.

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  23. I HONOR YOU RB, CAUSE TO ME YOU DID WHAT MOST AFRICAN LEADERS WOULD FIND DIFICULT TO DO, HAND OVER POWER AND SHADE TEARS CAUSE SURELY ITS NOT EASY TO CONCEDE DEFEAT. WELL DONE RB YOU ARE A TRUE DEMOCRAT, WELCOME TO USA. YOU MAY NOT BE APPRECIATED BY SOME PIPO IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, BUT WORRY NOT CAUSE YOU HAVE SHOWN THAT ZAMBIA IS DEMOCRATIC AND THE US & INTL COMMUNITY HAS SEEN SOMETHING AFRICANS CANT SEE IN YOU… THEY THINK THEY CAN PULL YOU DOWN BUT THEY ARE WASTING THERE TIME CAUSE RITE NOW YOU HAVE ALMOST A BILLION PAID TO YOU AS GRATUITY, SO INSTEAD OF APPRECIATING WHAT U HAVE DONE AND ALSO POINTING WAT YOU DID WRONG, THEY THINK THEY CAN DESTROY YOU.. AFRICANS WILL NEVER LEARN FROM HISTORY..

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  24. I feel honoured now, at least mulungu did not create me a Tonga, ba Maikalange, all Boston want to achieve is to review what goes on in the mind of a kleptomaniac who abused his position to amass all sorts of wealth

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  25. RB should be honoured period. If you cant accept that, then jump in the sea sorry river. RB has shown maturity by accepting defeat and resigning from MMD to be a real stateman.

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  26. All those of you saying he should be honoured for handing over power when defeated. I dont see anything special about that cause when a person loses an election he has to leave. Its the normal thing to do. Whats so special about it?

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    • You for sure have been corrupted by the American or western way of doing things. In Africa, those are very rare situations for a president in power to just accept defeat and handover power in a peaceful way. Thats the reason some people are honoring him. Nothing more, nothing less, but just that. You of all people should understand that.

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    • The special thing is that he did it. Look at Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ivory Coast, etc. It is rare for an African leader to hand over power.
      We are the same people who have been claiming that MMD has rigged elections since they came into power. With RB handing over power, we see that he respects the rule of law.
      We are all disgruntled that Zed is developing too slowly that we are bitter and unhappy about everything. It is my hope that one day we will realize that this is our country, and that we make or break it.

      But who am I fooling, we all love to point fingers and blame others for our shortcomings.  

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  27. All these people call RB names they are the same characters calling KK names after he lost elections, but after chiluba could not fulfill his promises and lead to country deeper waters in poverty, they remembered the good old days in KK’s time, hence the honour that KK enjoys today. I see history repeating itself especially at the rate PF is moving, people will remember RB. I DONT CARE WHAT YOU DIASPORANS SAY, BUT SURELY PEOPLE ON THE GROUND (IN ZAMBIA) WILL FEEL IT

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  28. @ The Saint – I only count 4 past presidents :) If you’re itching to fight with someone over a comment then don’t waste it on a simpleton like me!

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  29. You right honored for bring back massive corruption? Rb stepped down coz he was threatened to loose his benifits if he continued to participate in active politics and the day he stepped down government told the nation that RB was given his benifits. so why should he be honored for doing what he was supposed to do? No leadership in UPND

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  30. cornelius mweetwa, i thot u were the only genius in UPND, now i see that u r a fool and a very dull half baked politician. how do support RB , for what? what kind of hohour? ok u honour him as upnd, since upnd as at now has only 12% support. u r not zambia . to hell with u, upnd is finished. next from pf is narep for chipimo.

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  31. Ba mweetwa RB does not deserve to be honoured.He stepped down because the PF government threantened to cut his benefits if he remained active politically.He was also forced to accept defeat and hand over power.The US embassy was involved in persuading him to do so.The shushsushu refused to rig the elections for him.What and why should he be honoured?If any past president should be honoured its former president Kenneth Kaunda who listened to the people and agreed to have a multipart system.Mwilatupeba we are not kids!!RB does not derserve any honours!!

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  32. honour rb for wat?in your dreams only!the USA hasnt invited rb bt boston university u morons.as for conman mweetwa he is a disgrace to the youth no wonder we ve grandpas in top govt jobs.let him keep his bantustan opinion to himself.rb lost & he did wat was expected,coz for your info who was going to defend that tyranny no one!universities cn invite & honor any one…remember the SDA university in monze bestowed rb with a doctorate,malawi had FTJ with a phd. nothng extra ordinary

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  33. If u honor RB for giving up the Presidency….. then honor Sata for accepting it. This is why Zed will never be saved. Its full of dull chaps masquedering as leaders.

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  34. Yes RB has put Zambia on the map as far as peaceful hand over is concerned.He showed maturity and is very very democratic he had his weakness but on this one he scored NO1.He deserves to be honoured.

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  35. It puzzles me a lot!! What was RB expected to do after losing last year’s elections? Hold on to power? Rupiah had no choice after losing the elections but observe the law and hand over power to Sata.
    KK did the same when he lost to Chiluba.
    There is nothing extraordinary over what Rupiah did in handing over power to Sata
    Why should we honour a plunderer, a man who drove our country to medieval times?
    The suggestion by UPND to honouri Rupiah is an insult to the 13 million Zambians.
    UPND has misplaced priorities, one of the reasons it will NEVER form government

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  36. How many pipo died in libya ,Syria and Bahrain because their leaders refused to let go of power ?

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  37. If Tongas want to honour that stinking loser, it is there right to do so but they should not turn this into a national movement because for us Lozis, Banda is a murderous thug who needs to be shot, noit honoured.

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  38. How much of RB’s loot has he shared with HH I wonder? For HH and his cohorts to become imbongis for a DAYLIGHT PLUNDERER like Bwezani simply means one thing – they are birds of the same feather. HH is a scatterbrain. He’ll never rule Zambia for as long as I am alive!

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  39. True UPND needs to define its agenda,the party seems to be picking on issues and talking like somebody who has had one too many tujilijili.For a party which boasts of people who are supposed to be educated, the intellectual political output is far from inspiring,the sooner HH is removed the better for UPND.2016 will be 4 times in a row that HH would have lost an election,he can not deliver what he does not possess,HH is finished,don t allow him to go down with the party,Nkombo can make a better president for UPND.

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  40. You can only be bitter with RB if he f*cked your mother. otherwise VIVA RB for peaceful transition, with no bloodshed, VIVA PF in power,life goes on.

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  41. only shallow minded people not following current affairs in the globe will not see that rb acted resiponsibly to handover power. just in congo kabila lost but stayed on to power and people died,zimbabwe is another example,look at yemen, egypt,libya,barain…come people rb acted responsibly by handing over power peacefully.only fools like fatherless grade twelve failure bwalya may not see that inportant step rb took.

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  42. Why do they want to do this when the monkey at State House already honoured the man?

    Please, if you want to see animals, just go to Lilayi Lodge or Munda Wanga or that reptile farm near the airport.

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  43. Suppose RB had stuck to his guns, literally. Declared State of Emergency. Sent soldiers and police on the streets like in Syria. Suppose he had refused to accept the election results! Thank God the man loved Zambiamore than State House!

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  44. @ 46 THE SAINT, these morons will not see it that way. Their hearts are full of hate for RB. Sometimes I wonder why only Tongas are accused of hatred when its all in your hearts. Hate RB all you want, but he is better than most of your fathers, even in bed!!

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  45. Future presidents will honour RB and dishonour those that have wrongly been honoured by Ukwa.

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  46. It is only in Zambia were even criminals are honored! It is barely a year when RB was being condemned and by the likes of Mweetwa and company, now they have all forgotten and directed their enmity towards the PF and now everything MMD touched was good. RB is suddenly a saint to some, this is the  man who embezzled the country and lived a luxury life at the expense of you people and you support honoring him for what? Some people are even too dull to refer to RB as a reservoir of knowledge. Wake ba chimbwi do not support things blindly. Anyway some chap said Zambian have short memories and I guess it is true!

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    • @ Sangwapo, since when have you become a judge to call RB a criminal? How much has he embezzled since you seem to know so much about his criminal activities? Or are you just reacting to what Mmembe says? You are really a f ool for saying things that you dont know. RB is open for removal of immunity if there is a case to answer, but up to now nothing. Who is a f ool now? You Sangwapo!!!

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    • Bemba Man @ you are really an id iot fool! Are you so st upid that you do not know what has been going on with this man and those around. Wake iwe Chimbwi, and honor him in your house if you want or wait until upnd comes into power!  Do you want me to spoon fee you with all the info? I 

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  47. White people think of Africans as an inferior bunch of thugs who are incapable of doing the right thing. They actually get surprised when a black person does something decent. To argue that RB should be honored because it’s unheard of in African to concede defeat just goes to show why we are thought of that way. There is nothing extraordinary about RB conceding defeat, it this sort of reasoning why Africa is in such a mess. Africa is the least developed continent not because of colonial history, its people are an inferior bunch of thugs who are incapable of doing the right thing. For the record, there is nothing extraordinary about conceding defeat you bunch of morons. You are just not smart enough!

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    • @Mpundu, why are you contradicting yourself. you say “..Africans as an inferior bunch of thugs who are incapable of doing the right thing. They actually get surprised when a black person does something decent” (Mpundu Mafi, 2012). 
      That is why RB is honoured for doing the decent thing. So what is your problem mpundu mafi? I wonder who the moron is here? It you

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  48. And mpundu chi color, your staying in a developed country, where ever you are, will not make you any superior. If you buy that whiteman concept of Africans being an inferior bunch of thugs, you will forever feel inferior. I dont buy into that and dont feel being inferior to them. In fact I make sure that I f*ck as many white girls as I can, just to prove it, and man, it works

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    • Bemba you are really an id iot fool! Are you so st upid that you do not know what has been going on with this man and those around. Wake iwe Chimbwi, and honor him in your house if you want or wait until upnd comes into power! Waba ukusapa mukanwa! Do you want me to spoon fee you with all the info? 

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  49. People are honored for extraordinary achievements in their line of work. There nothing extraordinary about conceding defeat, clearly standards are pretty low in Africa. 

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  50. you were not right by privatising Zamtel and selling it to a company that could not meet the set privatisation conditions. you were also not right by selling Zamtel for a song. you should be prosecuted and not honoured

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    • SO JUST BECAUSE HE SELLS ZAMTEL FOR A SONG THEN HE SHOULD BE A CONDEMNED PERSON? WHAT IS WRONG WITH US ZAMBIANS KANSHI? BTW FOR ANY ALLEGED CRIMES THOSE HAVE NOT BEEN PROVED AND RB SHOULD NOT BE PUNISHED BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK HE STOLE. IT IS MY NEIGHBOUR CALLING ME THIEF WHEN THEY HAVE NOT REPORTED ME TO THE AUTHORITIES. 

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  51. There are not many African Leaders who have relinguished power with a battle and perhaps its only in Zambia (KK and RB) and South Africa. Furthermore, RB is the 1st Zambian President to receive such acknowledgement and probably the 2nd African leader after Mandela. There has to be a reason for this and those spiteful bloggers need to look further than the post propaganda that inculcated hate against RB. We shouldnt even forget that Sata and his Govt are engaged in politics of vengence against MMD and any political opponent. Infact that is the key priority for Sata and his PF lead Govt. They will end up bigger losers if they dont shift their focus on national development…time waits for no man!

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  52. All you haters you are miserable skunks. Just leave RB alone. Look at how useless the experienced MCS has commenced his governance. How miserable is that? SO for now RB remains my favourite. Please honour him and let him lecture well in Boston. Majelasi yayi mwabantu. 

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  53. I have finally come to realize that indeed the UPND is a party without direction or purpose. Its leaders neither know what they are doing nor have a grasp of what national leadership is all about. How can Mweetwa claim that Rupiah “has left a good precedent by voluntarily stepping down as party president”? Does he know what the word “precedent” means? That precedent was set a long time ago by first Republican President Kenneth Kaunda and therefore cannot be “reset” again – not by Chiluba, Mwanawasa or Rupiah! What’s wrong with these politicians? Is it difficulty with the English language or just sheer stu.pi.di.ty or politicking? Is the UPND trying to re-invent the wheel? It’s a disgrace!!

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  54. Every time power is handed to people from the north of the zambia, people begin to worry on the the progress of the country. Electorate in Nigeria no longer trust politicians from the north. This PF government has withdrawn tax rebates that are supposed to help enterprise grow and create more jobs.CEEC a body that empowers ordinary entrepreneurial skills is no longer funded by the PF government dominated by politicians from the north. 

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  55. Zonda Uzalema..RB is honoured, whether you like it or not. Like I said earlier, unless RB f*cked your mother and made you watch the act, then you have the right to be bitter and call him names. Otherwise, FUSSSEKE, FOOKOO to all you haters

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  56. RB was a caretaker president and he will be remembered for being the President who ruled for 2 years and half and mismanaged the country. He was not even entitled to gratuity in the first place, George Kunda had to bend the laws to accommodate him. A Democrat don’t bend the constitution to suit him, and shame on you people who have short memories and have forgotten the greediness of RB and his sons. How do honour someone when his son is a fugitive?   

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  57. rb you been praised by many. you are a democrat. you never contested with a frog like kaunda did. Zambia will cry coz it seems SAta in on job on learningfrom KK . andhe will in herit the UNIP way. kaundanever gave up powerfor such a long time. what will removesata is death

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  58. Honour RB for handing over power? Are you kidding me? Isn’t that what was expected? What the hell is going on in UPND? Outside Africa, people do not think Africans understand democracy, that’s why RB was hailed as a person upholding the tenet of democracy by handing over power to MCS. It is hard to believe that a so-called educated man like Mweetwa can also trumpet a view that confirms our lack of understanding that in democracy, people move on, after losing the presidency. The wheels are coming off the party of the `educated’.

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  59. @ 42, Buffalo Soldier, you are spot on. If we have to honour RB for relinguishing power, then we also have to honour Sata for accepting it. Can you imagine accepting to look after the welfare of the 13 million plus Zambians. We all know of many young/old men who have denied responsibilities after impregnanting a girl. Denied responsibility for the welfare of one soul.

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  60. If we are to talk about precedence, why is it that this peaceful hand over is being over emphasised on RB, what about Kaunda? RB was supposed to do what was know under the circumstances. By the way, those say RB has put us on the map, what map? If RB had refused to handover, he was going to put us on the map for the wrong reasons

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  61. Make talking a business in Zambia. Any full has a platform Honour this man? You dare compare an evil man with our lord?

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  62. All you haters, take it from me here and now for the last time that you will remain poverty stricken mentally, physically and psychologically and you will have no money in your pockets not because of RB but because you are made that way. Not even President Sata and his magic wand can put more money in your pockets, because with such poverty you would not know what to do with it.

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  63. Whether RB was the devil or not we cannot tell because there is no comparison at the moment. Only time will tell whether the current leadership will be more demon or more angel than RB. But the last six months give an indication of what to expect – not a single election promise has been kept and they have made it clear that they do not intend to keep any, especially the more money in your pockets. They have mmembe to launder them to the Zambian public but he will extract a high price for his services.

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  64. morning bloggers lets agree on one that if rb wil be honoured then it wont be in our life time.take heed

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  65. thats so true Hon.Mweetwa..these kolwestsans don’t see all that..they are too selfish to do that..one day their ukwa will die..

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  66. I think RB should be recognised as a true democrat but should not be honoured.He lost election and best thing is to retire.even myself I have lost twice and have since retired.

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  67. “If we were wrong in privatising Zamtel, history will prove us, if Zamtel will succeed, there will be more money in people’s pockets. And if they (PF) fail, the people we’ll tell them that. But I believe that we made the right decision to privatise Zamtel,” he said. I agree with you RB,these pathetic zambia will eat grass this time around.More money in people’s pockets it’s a Dream far away from reality…They will see what happens when you vote blindly.I miss you Mr President.God bless you and your work…Bravo RB..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. RB well done boss. For now I cannot see clearly because the sky over Zed is quite foggy but I am still hopeful that Ukwa shall deliver on the promises he made. At least just getting rid of street vendors…

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  69. Gentlemen, lets be serious. Are we saying if RB were to die today, we still can call him all sorts of names just because we have already judged him? We are all not perfect, but there is always the good in us all. RB was not a bad leader, but he had his own weaknesses, and he deserves to be honoured. Look at KK, during the 1980s, the economy of this country reached rock-bottom. In 1986, there were riots and looting in several parts of Zambia due to shortages of essential commodities and the bad economy, a thing which never happened under RB. But KK, many years later, was honoured
    by Levy, (who was also famous for nepotism dubbed the family tree) despite KK’s record of riots and looting and suppressing of political opponents, oil from grass scandals, etc.Histroy will, no doubt, honour RB.

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  70. yangu tata bambi amapala yalabapwisha amano,ba guy imwe honouring rb for marrying ka thandiwe,for kiling lozis,selling zamtel,for making mmd to be deregistered,for crying when giving power to pf,anyway maybe for dancing dont kubeba song at statehouse.the man to honoured is sata for fighting corruption

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  71. Mweetwa,you must be a confused youngman, honour Banda for what? What has Banda done for an ordinary Zambian like you and me,release Chiluba for a near prison sentence,enrich himself and his family, steal from common Zambians,enhancing corruption and promoting kumawa?Should we honour him for destroying Mwanawasa’s legacy against corruptiuon? Youngman, think twice b4 you say anything,such stupid publicity is likely to tanish the image of the party you support.

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  72. Even if a south African printing company admitted to printing extra ballot papers for the MMD party in Zambia’s presidential elections, during last years election. Lets all praise RB for not cheating even if he was going to and that he rally wanted too but he did’nt… Our Hero, We should allow him to Urinate, full force on us…….we will enjoy it.

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  73. UPND is more bitter after the loss than the MMD and that is for sure, so they are ready to embarace anyone and anything oppossed to the PF Government.

    As for Mweetwa, my view is that he is a naive politicain who is not taking his time to learn the ropes, does he even consult Hon. Kakoma, his senior???? Any wonder it is called the Bantustan Party!!!

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  74. I agree with Mweetwa, RB should be honored for (1) leading MMD to its death; (2) his Air-miles!!!
    LOL, ROL!!!!!!

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