President Michael Sata receives an affidavit from newly appointed Minister of Justice Sebastian Zulu at the swearing-in ceremony at State House
File:Former Minister of Justice Sebastian Zulu when he was sworn in at State House last year

President Michael Sata has revoked the appointment of Mr. Sebastian Zulu, SC as Minister of Justice. The Head of State confirmed the revocation of the appointment in his letter to Mr. Zulu dated August, 2012.

This is according to a press statement issued by George Chellah,special assistant to the President,press and public relations.

“I wish you God’s blessings in your future endeavours,” read the President’s letter to Mr. Zulu in part.

And President Sata has appointed University of Zambia (UNZA) academician Dr Chileshe Leonard Mulenga as the new Southern Province permanent secretary.

Dr Mulenga replaces Mr. Edwin Zumbunu whom the Head of State has retired in national interest.

The President expressed gratitude to Mr. Zulu and Mr. Zumbunu for the services rendered to the country during their tenure of office.

The changes are with immediate effect.

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  1. My interpretation is that there is a difference in opinion in the approach to the constitution making process. There are statements that the former Minister of Justice issued which may not have had the blessings of entire Cabinet, on how Government will respond to the constitution. As for Zumbunu, let him continue making blocs for sale, he asked for it, MCS does not condone corruption, its good for him!!!

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    • My interpretation is that Mr Zulu, as Justice Minister, has been found wanting over the M’membe, Nchito and the K18b saga. He must have assured Sata that he was on firm ground with the interference in a civil matter and subsequent call for a tribunal as a way of clearing the path for acquitting his conspirators (M’membe and The post) in deceiving the Zambian citizens. This is typical of Sata considering the indefinite adjournment of the matter the ever growing calls for the Malawian Judge to depart for home after a lengthy Zambian holiday at the Zambian Tax payers expense.

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  2. why has sebastian been fired? for Zumbunu, its good riddance. The chap is nowhere near a manager. He is fit to be on the street (katondo)

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    • Sir mind your language we deserve respect as well.The Head of State can appoint any one as per constitution.Where i work the manager appoints an individual to act in his capacity but guess what only those who supports his vision,obedience and productivity.Why should the President appoint people who insult him like you daily no chance sir.Remember majority wins its the power of numbers.The Bembas or Bemba speaking people voted and supported PF and they are harvesting.You reap what you sow.

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    • bembas taking over..who is this chileshe now?? Mr president should have appointed a tonga to reduce on tension in the nation to be permanent secretary in southern province..sad devpmt indeed.its like this is the only govenment that has manged to appoiny bemba relatives at the expense of other qualified tribes…

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  3. The other possible reason for his removal could stem from the apparent stand off between the Executive and the Judiciary over the tribunal that the Head of State constituted, the President may have felt the Justice Minister must have ensured that the tribunal is not blocked by a judicial process. Whatever the case, I sincerely hope the President appoints a none-Bemba speaking replacement for Mr. Zulu, preferrably a Tonga, as long as Tongas dont stop hjim, in their narrow mindedness!!

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    • The President must appoint a qualified Lawyer of current breed like Elijah Banda to head the Justice Ministry.Zulu was outdated and unqualified.Its not the Tribe which works but the person with the right attitude and brains.

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  4. uyu chikala ninshi he will just be appointing bembas?even in southern province?appoint a tonga to be permanent secretary in luapula or northern province!swine!!

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  5. uyu *** ninshi he will just be appointing bembas?even in southern province?appoint a tonga to be permanent secretary in luapula or northern province!****ne!!

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    • In the spirit of one Zambia One Nation, I find it useful that a non-Tonga is appointed in Southern Province. Does it have to be a Bemba, though? That I dont know.

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    • THIS IS NOT A ONE PARTY STATE where KK’s policies worked!! IT IS A DEMOCRACY, it means GET MORE TONG’S & OTHERS TO JOIN THE MASSES, this time who happen to be PF, although at the moment who seem to be POOFING ALOT!!!

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  6. I’m sure it was the poor advice over the Judges tribunal.As I see it Chikopa is going home soon and Mmembe and Nchito have to pay back the K18billion.The cobra is done with this nonsense and wants to start working for the people who voted for him.

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  7. MY UNCLE SACRIFICED.WHAT ELSE KAN UTWINA CHIPATA FOR.ZUMBUNU KHANI YAMA BLOCK AMA PLOT.ATI KULIBONESHA TA.

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  8. anyone knew Sebastian’s reports of inquiry did not go well with expectations of the PF. Maybe he told the truth. It is not surprising. When will deputy PSs be promoted? Why bring in people who have not been civil servants to take the top slot as PS? Remember the KK days. I hope the academician will not continue giving lectures to the civil servants.

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    • No sir.HE MC Sata is our dear President may the Lord bless our great nation.You will not succeed by your evil action ,Only the Lord who has a final say who shpild govern this great nation.

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  9. Dr Mulenga lectured to all tribes and Southern Province has tribes from everywhere. He will do the province good. My good man Zumbunu perhaps wanted everything too fast? This appointment is one of merit. Who wouldnt want to be treated by Dr Manda or go to Nkhanza labs. Tribe aside, merit is merit. I believe in meritocracy. Congrats fellow Zambian Dr Chileshe Mulenga. Please dont get into the trap of viewing UPND and HH as enemies, they are your brothers (full stop)

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  10. The revelations of the Technical Committee paying out 450,000 Kwacha for people appearing on radion and television stations to discuss the constitution could also be a factor. It is only the Minister of Justice who could have approaved those payments. Too bad, I found him an independent thinker tho after that tribunal report, he has not been the same!!!

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  11. We are In support of you and yout have got very llittle opposition ..cheap under 5 aand the leader  of a dead party Mmd

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  12. Iwe Zed Patriot, Zambia has a lot of other people with similar qualifications as your Chileshe but are NEVER considered by your President for reasons you deliberately try very hard to ignore.

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  13. the point of appointing bembas only is a clear indication that SATA is a refined tribalist. This matter he has started will be difficult to cintrol in future governments mark my word.

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  14. Non performance you are fired, the president expected  a lot from him but he did not deliver, so he is fired. more people will follow him, after appointments its now firing time no more re-shafles period.

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  15. @Selima DK. Let us not all focus on govt jobs. Besides, how much does a PS earn. You may be shocked that a senior economist at BOZ or doctor in private practice not to mention a junior lawyer earns more than the pproximately ZK25 million per month. Edith Nawakwi or Boniface Nonde or Aaron Chungu and many other smallscale farmers not to mention large indeginuous traders and entreprenuers such as Pinalo Chifwanikeni etc have more money than what a govt job can offer. I support and speak well of the appointment of my brother and country mate Dr Chileshe Mulenga on one simple account: He is a Zambian and has found favour with our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us not look at everything through the dirty jaundiced spectacles of tribe. I rest my case.

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  16. Sata is a real leader..he fire Zumbunu because of corruption. Ama blocks..the writing was on the wall and people say his excellence condones corruption, he doesn’t has exhibited as for asulu, well he is not been supportive of the cabinet and always operate in isolation which is not good for any gvt

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  17. @ SATA SHOULD APPOINT A TONGA ?
    WEMBWA IWEE ! WHO DO YOU THINK TONGAS ARE? IF YOU DON’T KNOW TONGAS ARE GREED AND
    STUPIDAL KIND OF PEOPLE WHO’RE
    SELFISH !
    THEY’LL NEVER RULE OUR COUNTRY !

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    • Ama.tole yobe. Tongas are more educated than Bembas, so bring this selfish thing compared to you thieving monkeys. Sata nyoko!!!

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    • Your province Province is in dire need of food.Have you heard a Bemba asking for relief food shame on you we have plenty of food for we plan ahead.We have amatala.Only wise people and majority will prevail for its the power of numbers.

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    • Iwe [email protected], then why aren’t you the educated ruling our country? You are an ***** because you are so self centered when you get to the top and don’t want to share with your fellow tribes mate, let alone any other tribe. Fwe babemba, we have always believed in strength in numbers and always aspires to live and intermingle with other tribes that you numskulls have failed to do. Keep on your destructive path because very soon another president from not only northern or luapula but from other provinces serve for your kano ngaebo province, will rule the country.

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  18. a permanent secretary does not earn more than ZK25 million per month. Why go for this job unless of course you are from academia or you really want to serve your nation. Let us not envy these jobs as they are not well paying and please please dont even think of being a district commissioner as even a bank clerk would earn much more!! Good day blogger and best of wishes my don, Dr Mulenga.

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  19. Yangu Ba Zulu Hee!!!!  Too bad, this was my concern about un-retiring those who were retired  before in one way or another,  ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT PACKAGE, do not be bitter.

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  20. Tongas are better than Bembas or Lambas because they would never sale land to foreigners. They cherish land because they are farmers by tradition while Bembas and Lambas are only interested in selling anything. They never farm and only into eating. I would rather have a Tonga in charge of Zambia than a trader.

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  21. Swiming pool for four million kwacha, Where??who was owner?? Anyone know??Kambwili takes it away, in Livingstone, Making blocks cheap, Formula, Govt, vehicle, Govt, Fuel, Govt Labour, so free sand, stones, free lobour and sell it to Govt for full price, YABA, are we OK???

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  22. I am made to believe that anyone, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi… Is free to join the PF. My personal view over the appointments is that, these are people who have sacrificed a lot of personal resources in order for the party to reach where it is now. trust me the are many PF members/cadres waiting to be appointed. However the Presidents needs to look at nation interests in his appoints and not just appointing party/ tribal/ political affliates.

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    • what sacrefice you fool.. wining an election is not all.. Zambia has 73 tribes remember..you call HH a tribalist WHEN he is not in govement and who knows may be he could have done better in these appointments…ALL zambians have already sacrificed thru our fore fathers…THIS IS IRRITATING MR PRESIDENT.

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  23. Munyati #33, Tongas have sold almost all the land in Mazabuka and beyond to this local business man called Bugoos and his family. Actually they won 75% of the land in Mazabuka. Bugoos is an Indian origin.

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  24. Mr President is a NO nosense man.Things have to work out and benefit everyone in the country.

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  25. poor ngoni man ZULUU o ooooooooooo…If i were him i woule have resigned when his report was rubised by CNP.sory oooooooo

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  26. As much as it is at the president’s discretion to appoint/disappoint pipo in various positions without disclosing a reason, it would be of no harm, where there’s open corruption and public outcry, for the president to adequately inform the public why such a person is dismissed. Zumbunu’s corruption is no secret. It is more harmful to let pipo speculate unnecessarily. FTJ learnt da hard way over his third term bid. LPM was open on Gladys Nyirongo’s dismissal.

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  27. LT your moderator is very lazy. Most of the remarks above are unacceptable and destructive. Take your responsibility seriously. This is abuse of freedom of speech.

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  28. Mutembo Nchito mwana wandoshi.
    Honorable Zulu, its a blessing, leave those thugs, you are too good for them. I feel pit for Mr. Chikwanda that he has to be in government to take care of his family members has he does at home. He knows his nephew GBM’s behaviour, his nephew Sata, his grandson Kilometers Sampa and more….

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  29. @Tumbama. There are now two chiefs in Mazabuka ie. Mwanachingwala and Hanjalika. Which of these two chiefs who is a friend of Bugoos has been selling land. He has four or is it six wives! He is now sick with bola bola. Zambians, dont hate on basis of race or tribe. Zambians of Indian, Pakistan or wherever origin are still simply: Zambians. Just like blacks of Suid Afrique (Ngonis, Lozis) or those from Kola are still Zambians. Forget tribalism. If tribe were a factor, a Bemba would not marry a Bemba nor would a tonga bull find inansa in the gates of mother nature of a luvale or namwanga such as my good sister Edith Nawakwi being under the arms of Ha…….!! he he he he he he he he

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  30. meant to say, a Bemba would not marry a Tonga. By the way, ask how many Bemba men are married to tonga disciplined beauties and home makers. Somehow, we run away from our sharp tongued sisters!! And by the way is there a difference in the body temparature say between a luvale, nsenga, tonga or even our stiff legged (wont say wais….) bemba sisters?

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  31. Serves Zulu right – he is a horrid traitor – now the tables have been turned on him. He was used and spat out, ha, ha, ha,

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  32. Please let the country know why SSZulu is fired. He is a hard working tea -totterer and principled SC.
    He added value to Government. We can second guess anymore please Bakateka tell us. Umodzi-Kumawa should be revisted for prosperity and diversity.

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  33. I have legally changed my name to Mukuka Chendabwamba and I also divorced my Kaonde wife and married Chisha Mutale. Her mother is from Samfya while her father is from chief Kopa’s area in Mpika.

    I eagerly await my appointment from batata ba Sata. Viva Sata! Viva PF! Viva Bemba Power!

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  34. I am getting fed up of this tribal talk , Dr chileshe wishing the best in your new appointment , am positive u shall do the best and level up with all ,Miles was a bit youngish .

    half Tonga

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    • lol! Just accept the truth! Your Sata and his Bembas are just a platoon of tribalists! Every appointment is Bemba! Tribal gov’t!

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  35. I am so very happy that the Cobra has fired Mr. Sebastian Size Zulu! Mr. Zulu was in the fore front of demonising his relative RB for personal gain just because RB dissolved the Task Force on Corruption, where Mr. Zulu was getting his livelihood by getting huge allowances of US$20,000.00 per month. Now we will see where he will go, to HH? perhaps!!!! What I can see he will go back to walking the streets of Lusaka cause he is not MP and has no viable business running! That’s what selfishness can do to somebody. He worked so hard to get RB out of office even asking easterners not to vote for RB! Well done Cobra on this one! I hope Mr. Zulu or someone related to him will read my post and tell him about it!

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  36. Are there no civil servants in Southern Province who can become PS? When someone says it’s a tribal government, then you go and start searching for seditious materials? Govt made simple.

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  37. Right from the start I felt the Justice Minister potfolio should have gone to Dr Bob Ngosa Simbyakula. He is a very smart lawyer and academician. I am sure with the name Ngosa, most people will draw conclusions.

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  38. Zulu has been fired as part of Judicial reforms.But where is Prof.Nkandu Luo?Is it because Masebo has become more favoured by Ukwa than herself? Now that Zulu has been fired can he tell us how it has been bad to work with CNP.

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  39. Fire Malupenga and Kabimba maybe i can support u. Malupenga comments and he’s everywhere, irritates me mwe!!!!!!!!!!! tongas watch out with yo foul language, ur a minority group mind u….
    Nice weekend
    bye

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  40. i think the issue causing Sebastian Zulu’s expulsion is the DBZ bank saga. The cartel of Nchito and Mumembe do not want this man because he stood up for the people of Zambia

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  41. @Fast No. 55. Ngosa is part of the family forest as his mother is bemba. During the time of Chiluba he changed his name from Bob to Ngosa in order to be recognised as coming from the favoured tribe.

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    • Lion do you have any idea of syntax??? That is, getting words in a sentence related properly, in simple terms. You have repeated this “Family forest” in a number of posts, I wonder whether you have thought of what IT IMPLIES ?? It may not be WHAT YOU ARE THINKING!!
      “Family Forest “, means the Family OWN THE FOREST!!
      “Forest Family”( I suspect) means A FAMILY FROM THE FOREST!!” – Two very different meanings – Try repeating primary school!!! Have a good day!

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  42. In the meantime Ben Kangwa is chief honcho at the Washington Embassy. The woman ambassador is out!

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  43. @banda silvia….tongas are just hard working….yes they are greed because they make there money…..you look at the rural household.tongas lead confortable lives than bembas…because they are hard working…i guess you are jelousy of there worthy……..i like tongas because they are organised and work hard for there money..us bembas stealing is the problem…ntolele fye……i would prefer a tonga to rule so that zambains can be taught how to work hard and not lazzying around in towns.

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  44. Too many feeble-minded chaps from the United Party of Numb-headed Dunderheads on this thread….  

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  45. GBM IS NEXT TO GET A SACK….WATCH THIS SPACE…THE THUG IS JUST TOO CORRUPT AND SATA KNOWS IT VERY WELL. HE’S JUST WAITING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY

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  46. @Zed Patriot
    Ati is there a difference in the body temparature say between a luvale, nsenga, tonga
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA taumfwa

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  47. @Umwina Zambia
    GBM can’t be sacked, he’s (was) the major PF financier. But in the unlikely event that he’s sacked, I will give kudos to HEMCS for that bold move…

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  48. People are surprising, when people complain about the appointments they are labelled as either tribalists or Tongas. Why is that? Don’t we deserve to complain, if we feel like we know people who are deserving but not necessarily from up North? Right now all Online media has been labelled as UPND cohorts. Why is that? Is that the way they were labelled at the time of MMD? Was the tribal thing overtly stated during that time? I think that those that are close to HE MCS or his people should whisper to him to look into this tribal thing. I for one can think of a number of meritorious people who would have been given certain positions in Govt and they are not from the favoured North. Let us be fair!
    Next stop fire Edgar Lungu.

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  49. It will not help you crying tribe tribe every day. You mean now Bembas should not be appointed coz there are Tongas to be.. In southern province there was Sampa a half Tonga you chased him, the Lozi woman replaced him but again you chased her, there came one of yours the block maker who thought coz he was Tonga can steal at will from GRZ, Sata fires him and brings Mulenga and again you cry tribal tribal. You are really a people who is hard to understand. You think its only a Tonga who is suprior in Zambia, you are mistaken guys.

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    • there was never any lozi woman who replaced miles sampa. the lozi woman a ms suba.. who happens to have a son (that died) with sata was a PS. She was sent to Kabwe and was rejected after 2 months and was sent to Luapula, and the Luapula people have rejected her was not a deputy minister in Southern province. Any how, the truth is that Sata’s appointments are merely tribla and are not meant to unite the country at all. Time will anyhow tel

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  50. Both the Catholic and TIZ are slowly opening eyes.
    But why close your eyes for so long Mr Lifuka?
    Dont put personal hatred infornt of issue because that has capacity to incapacitate your eyes.
    There was no need for you to hate MMD so much that you looked at PF as your newly found angels, whom you are now slowly geting ashamed with just like the Catholic community are ashamed of their own making. They help PF ascend to power, and so they are mutually responsible for what we are seing today.

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  51. Government reshuffles, warnings of impending floor crossings in parliament, biased pronouncements in favour of the incumbent “hegemonic” PF and the sudden increase in inflation in lieu of a downward movement in inflation, are major indicators of economic negligence on the part of the architects of the Zambia economy (PF). The above elements constitute a serious malady which is intentionally not being diagnosed by the clinicians (PF). The malady is spreading among the masses in form of increasingly difficult living conditions. The govt. is not even attempting to address the effects nor the causes of the hardships, instead, the above mentioned elements are synonymous with the Pf governance. Unacceptable, please central issues are bread& butter issues

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  52. Government reshuffles, warnings of impending floor crossings in parliament, biased pronouncements in favour of the incumbent “hegemonic” PF and the sudden increase in inflation in lieu of a downward movement in inflation, are major indicators of economic negligence on the part of the architects of the Zambia economy (PF). The above elements constitute a serious malady which is intentionally not being diagnosed by the clinicians (PF). The malady is spreading among the masses in form of increasingly difficult living conditions. The govt. is not even attempting to address the effects nor the causes of the hardships, instead, the above mentioned elements are synonymous with the Pf governance. Unacceptable, please central issues are bread& butter issues :((:((:d:d:d:d:x\:d/:((:o:-?

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  53. Government reshuffles, insinuations of impending parliament floor crossings of opposition MPs to the PF side, the sudden increase in inflation in lieu of a downward movement of inflation and the disappointing govt. attempts to mute the opposition i.e. Mr. HH, all support the international perspective that the architects of the Zambian economy have negated their onus of steering the economy in the preferred direction. Hence, there are no packages in place to ensure that the Zambian economy graduates from donor aid packages. The masses are meant to be responsible for offsetting huge debits of some irresponsible govt.

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  54. Dear Zambians of all walks of life, if you want your extremely mineral rich nation to be comparable to the likes of South Africa engage your govt.in economic management of Zambia. You are luck you are not dealing with the well orchestrated racially biased distribution of resources in the which the minority are entitled to massive wealth based on their skin colour. Teach economic management to the taught and the ill prepared learners or the unlearned. If there is any possibility that some understanding can be reached along that level, then, Zambians will see no need to subject Zambia to donor degrading packages.

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  55. Let your govt.show the youth quality jobs they have created so far. They should not talk about job creation when, you ask them to account for their rhetoric, probably, that is if you are luck, govt officials present you with inflated figures of jobs which are designed not to sustain themselves. The implications of such typical cat and mouse behaviour is that masses’ curiosity will be shifted to the already per-conceived perception of the UNPD concoction so as to cover up their shortcomings. Zambians change your mindsets and free yourselves from arrested cognitive development. Question everything and think critically.

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  56. Tumbama has his facts wrong, the Bhagoos have very little land in Maz as compared to the white farmers.However, its our people to blame for plots sold to foreigners in town centre, these orignally were given to our people who later sold them at give away prices.

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  57. No more comment bwana, next fire GBM,SAKENI/ E.LUNGU. No more mediocrity leaders,The action man is now in full swing.Result oriented ministers and PS needed in the Executive team. Viva Mr president!!

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  58. Nanga Ba Saizi Zulu nichani, what didnt he agree to do?? Oh shame. But Ba Zumbu must have seen it coming thats why he was moulding blocks, they were meant for his new house. But alas there is yet another who?………..Mulenga, does that ring a bell? of course. Northern province

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  59. Is possible that u can fire urself sir, u r failing to control morally corrupt chaps like chidumbo maliket(GBM), Kamandevu(Shamenda), DPP Nchito, for example

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  60. Zulu was obviously very clumsy. He recently embarrassed the government when he had to apologize for wrongly saying that former CEO of ZAMTEL, Paulsen, had been deported. Also there has been a number of deportations recently which were badly handled.

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  61. …and this is the guy who not so long ago had the nerve to criticise a judge in public for delivering a ruling on the tribunal that went against the government. regardless of the reason for his sacking, politicians power is so temporal and artificial you can be stripped of it in a second- the only tragedy is that they dont learn. i have difficulties sympathising with them.

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  62. @Mukame It was not Zulu it was Edgar Lungu who reported wrongly and as he is earning for King Cobra so he will not be fired

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  63. Yaba,The Sakala brothers balimba kale ati……Nipita kwatu kumawa. Next it might be Zesco.
    on daily basis people in residential areas and companies are facing the problem of power.
    load shedding in it’s current status contributes to economic tumbling.

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    • Iwe, you can not even write our language properly. (Yaba,The Sakala brothers balimba kale ati……Nipita kwatu kumawa)

      Nipita KWATHU (Not Kwatu). Us in Chadiza we will support HH. Imwe na SATAn kadyeni tute mukhaule.

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  64. A wise man or woman has no tribe, race, religion or colour  but wisdom.
    Do not be corrupted by these institutions.

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