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Zambia Police officers on duty during the independence day march past in Lusaka
Zambia Police officers on duty during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Zambia National Service troops carrying guns during the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka
Zambia National Service troops carrying guns during the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka

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Zambia National Service soldiers participate in the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka
Zambia National Service soldiers participate in the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka

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Zambia Army troops marching during the independence day march past in Lusaka
Zambia Army troops marching during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Zambia Army soldiers display their artillery, inlcuding tanks during the independence day march past in Lusaka
Zambia Army soldiers display their artillery, inlcuding tanks during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Zambia Ar Force soldiers captured during the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka
Zambia Ar Force soldiers captured during the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka

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Zambia Air Fore chopper fly past the freedom statue during the independence day  march past in Lusaka
Zambia Air Fore chopper fly past the freedom statue during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Zambia Air Force Y-12 planes make a fly past at the independence day march past in Lusaka
Zambia Air Force Y-12 planes make a fly past at the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Zambia Air Force missiles on display as jets make a splendid fly past during the independence day march past in Lusaka
Zambia Air Force missiles on display as jets make a splendid fly past during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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A tank from Zambia Army on display during the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka
A tank from Zambia Army on display during the independence day march past at the freedom statue in Lusaka

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A Zambia Army soldier captured on duty during the independence day march past in Lusaka
A Zambia Army soldier captured on duty during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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A Zambia Army trumpeter blows his instrument during the independence celebration march past at the freedom statue
A Zambia Army trumpeter blows his instrument during the independence celebration march past at the freedom statue

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Chinese nationals take photographs of proceedings during the independence day march past in Lusaka
Chinese nationals take photographs of proceedings during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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First Republican president Kenneth Kaunda waves at attending the independence day march past in Lusaka
First Republican president Kenneth Kaunda waves at attending the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Part of the Zambia Army artillery displayed during the independence day march past in Lusaka
Part of the Zambia Army artillery displayed during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Zambia Air Force artillery on display at the independence day march past in Lusaka
Zambia Air Force artillery on display at the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Zambia Air Force fighter jets make a fly past over the independence day march past in Lusaka
Zambia Air Force fighter jets make a fly past over the independence day march past in Lusaka

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Zambia Air Force jets make a fly past as troop carriers make their way during the independence day march past
Zambia Air Force jets make a fly past as troop carriers make their way during the independence day march past

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A policeman watches Zambia Army troops march during the independence day march past in Lusaka
A policeman watches Zambia Army troops march during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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An unidentified military man shooting video of Zambian troops at the freedom statue
An unidentified military man shooting video of Zambian troops at the freedom statue

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An unidentified man dressed in colonial style police uniform makes his way at during the independence day march past in Lusaka
An unidentified man dressed in colonial style police uniform makes his way at during the independence day march past in Lusaka

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A female Zambia Army soldier captured during the independence day march past at the freedom statue
A female Zambia Army soldier captured during the independence day march past at the freedom statue

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Acting president Edgar Lungu's motorcade drives along Independence avenue after the independence day march past in Lusaka
Acting president Edgar Lungu’s motorcade drives along Independence avenue after the independence day march past in Lusaka
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39 COMMENTS

    • Where is HH and what prioritization is the man showing?

      The man is a mystery and this was an opportunity to show his patriotism instead of milking cows in his hometown.

      Personally I do not understand these celebrations, I look at these soldiers and the equipment and I highly doubt they are ready for war of any magnitude if i am being honest.

      Would zambia defeat 50 al qaeda trained militants?

      No jets, nothing of modern technology makes you wonder is this is the best defensive equipment your country has!

      Unimpressed

      Thanks

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    • All the Army war weaponry displayed in these pictures is outdated and shameful. Zambia has just exposed how weak its defense force is. Look at those planes and so called jets, even a mire pistol can shoot them down. At 50 years of independence, this is the best that you can show. Shameful.

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    • I believe what we see here is just ordinary standard equipment for display and not the full army arsenal they use in military operations. In any case, people should not be so hyped up about weapons of mass destruction.
      You can have the most powerful army in the world but still fail to maintain peace both inside and outside your country as we have seen with the US and most recently in Canada.

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    • True Ba Nine Chale, National Pride is a well Informed, Empowered, Spiritually Evolved, Humane, Peaceful, Educated and well Fed People.

      And not in how many weapons of death we possess.

      However, Nice to see these pictures, which demonstrate National Unity, Stability and an Organized Military which is in place to defend our Peace in a treacherous World.

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    • You need those so called “weapons of Death” to defend yourselves. The world is a dangerous place and you need to be able to preserve life and not just lie down and die. If Zambia had more planes than what was shown, we would have seen them by now. ZAF pilots train with their planes to become familier with them so that in case of war they would have already mastered them. So we would have seen them already. It is a damn lie to claim that this is just standard display and does not represent the arsenal that Zambia has. While there may be an ounce of truth in that statement, I can assure you that the reality of what we have is not too much more than what was displayed.

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    • Ba Mushota Hahahahaha You think the war equipment even the USA or Russia have is what they are in the arsenal? Kikikikikikiki. Who knows you might be spying for ISIS.

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  1. This government is useless. Can’t they paint the road markings and the pavement sure. This road in Unip and Mmd days was painted nicely on such occasions. A road in squarter camp in sa looks better than that shit.

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  2. We need to KNOW how Sata is in London than these pictures. Ba LT give us Politics.
    We eat politics, we drink Politics & we sleep politics….

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  3. Zambia is a peaceful nation, we are not at war with anyone. It was time to celebrate! Some comments are not necessary because the create hatred- Romans 12 v 18 If it can be done, as much as is possible on your part, live in peace with all men.

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    • But why the display of war machinery and military mighty? It looks more like a province of North Korea.

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  4. IT IS HYPOCRISY TO PRETEND YOU LOVE PEOPLE BY SIMPLY WALKING IN THEIR STREETS WHEN YOUR FRIENDS ARE CEREBRATING AN ALL IMPORTANT EVENT THAT COMES ONCE IN A WHILE, JUBILEE. WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE ACHIEVED? GIVEN THEM FOOD?CLOTHES OR MERELY TO LAUGH AT THEM. POLITICS OF DECIET AND CHNACING ARE LONG GONE. SEE HOW WNDERFUL IT WAS TO HAVE CHOIR MEMBERS FORM PF, MMD AND UNIP UNITE AND MARCH TOGETHER ON THIS OCCASSION. ABSENTEES, WERE YOU NOT EMBARASSED? YOU COULD HAVE BEEN HEROES BUT NOW YOU ARE VILAINS. HOW IS YOUR CONCIOUS. KK TRIED THIS TRICK BEFORE AND BACKFIRED IN HIS FACE, BOYCOT.PEOPLE ,THIS IS MOTHER ZAMBIA,LET US ADVISE OUR POLITICAL PARTIES WELL AND NOT OTHERWISE. MAY THE PRESIDENT,HE MC SATA GET WELL SOON. PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL PARTIES KUDOS TO YOU AND BRAVO.

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    • PF’s mood for war is apparent. But the real war against hunger and poverty is yet to be staged.

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  5. Ask the B***Musamba on facebook she will lie to you that She knows what Sata is doing and were, and yet the president is receiving treatment in London. Never listen to these useless people like her on facebook she is a nothing but an attention seeker. Nonsense

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  6. Even those who had a little hope in HH are now no more. How can a serious leader of a political party isolate himself from such an important memorable event? Very much embarrassed. How come he never thought of distributing food staffs and attending funerals before or after 24th October? Honest speaking, who is interested in such kind of politics in Zambia today? Those he met were going to be more happy if they had to see him on that particular day shaking hands and uniting with other leaders from different political parties.

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  7. Do we need all these weapons just for displays? What a waste of money? We do not need an army any way. To beat the the Lozis in Barotseland we just need sjambokos and a few reserve police officers and school cadets.

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    • Merely PF’s scare tactics. Otherwise, Zambia has never fought a real war. The country’s real enemies are internal – hunger, poverty, disease and ignorance! 50 years after independence, the country is now worse of economically.

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  8. MP Walasa apa. Some times it pays to tell our political leaders the truth. Honestly uniting time is uniting time. Some times we want to dance more and faster than the drum beat only to realize we made a mistake. Shame. Can we begin to read the political landscape properly to avoid embarrassment. NOT WACTHERMAN has said the above Barotse comment but WACTHMAN whoever he/she may be. Possibly I change my name to as may advise, I see imposters .

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  9. Pic 17. Those are not fighter jets as single propellors are visible at the nose? LT please consult with airmen/military before publishing! 3 days is more than enough

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  10. What a disgrace! What a display of misplaced priorities! After 50 years of independence, is this obsolete military gear the core of our national pride? While poachers have mercilessly been killing Zambia’s wild animals with impunity, our military are on record only to have shot and killed unarmed innocent civilians and maimed others. Is that what was being celebrated?

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  11. 50 yrs & no proper road markings. Money wasted on politicians while children drawn while trying to go for celebrations. Shame on politicians

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  12. Pic 13. careful with these friends. they will go make what ever they took picture of even umuntu…. balisalapuka sana ba guy

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  13. Pic. 11 and 22. Are these soldiers captured? By who? And why only ladies? Bias reporter, interested in the girl or woman?

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  14. Those tanks are older than Zambia. So is this what GBM upgraded? Unless you are keeping the real fire power as top secret otherwise you need to bin all that garbage including the aircrafts.

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  15. So, apart from KK’s shirt with “50” printed on it and Edgar Lungu’s chitenge with “1964 -2014” printed on, there is actually nothing on these photos (Part 1 and 2) showing or suggesting that this is Zambia’s Jubilee commemoration. Nothing. Why is this? Is it a case of photographers omitting something or what?? Weren’t any statues built anywhere? Any paintings anywhere? Any buildings built? Any orphanages or school or public facilities built to remember this milestone for Zambia, say along the lines of the freedom statue?? What is the relevance of the Army on Zambia’s jubilee to warrant this many photos and overshadow everything? Are these photos depicting political independence or military independence? Am I missing something here?

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  16. I am looking for pictures showing dances, videos of music played during the celebrations.
    A glimpse of all the provinces… please.

    We have enough pictures aya ma soldier.

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  17. Mushota,

    Now you are talking sense. Our soldiers baku mercy and naku chipoto. Our generals are no different than our greedy crooked politicians bukabolala fye. Gen Kayumba, Gen Sakala all crooks they do not even deserve their titles.

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  18. Is that how you celebrate Independence by parading military hardware?

    Independence especially a 50th Anniversary is supposed to demonstrate and depict “Peace, Love, Joy and Harmony”. Then what we want to achieve in the next 50years.

    The military personnel would have done better to demonstrate what they are able to do in times of peace such as projects that uplift communities livelihood.

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  19. Zambia stands for Jesus to fight for us imaging 50 years without ware think of it.only the best defender can defend this country but not guns nor jets but Christ along the solid rock we stand in.

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