UPND President Hakainde
UPND President Hakainde

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema says he will reduce the cost of fertilizer and mealie-meal in two weeks if elected President in the January 20 polls.

Speaking during a public rally in Shangombo , Mr. Hichilema said successive governments have neglected the plight of people living in Shangombo district as the district is usually hit by hunger coupled with bad roads and poor infrastructure.

Mr. Hichilema said if elected president this month, his government will take keen interest in uplifting the living standard of Shangombo residents by tarrying the Matebele-Shangombo road, building new schools and providing the locals with cattle loans.

And speaking at the same meeting Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) President Charles Milupi told the gathering that there was need for people of Southern, Western and North-Western Provinces to unite and ensure that Mr. Hichilema emerges winner of the January 20 Presidential polls.

Mr. Milupi said he was confident that the UPND leader will win the January 20 elections as evidenced by the overwhelming support he is is receiving across the country.

Meanwhile some PF district committee members that included Deputy Political Secretary Pumulo Saboi, District Coordinators Sililo Konga, Connie Mangaga and other party members ditched the ruling party to join the UPND.

The UPND leader was accompanied by Former Sinjembela Members of
Parliament Kelly Walubita and Mubika Mubika among others.

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  1. HH wherever u are just know that you are the next President of this beautiful and wonderful country Zambia.

    HH is the next sixth Prsident of the Sovereign Republic of Zambia.

    We thank God for HH.

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    • It is over and campaigns should come to an end to serve the remaining resources for the PF as a Party and Edgar Lungu himself plus Rupiah Banda, HH is really the next president of Zambia and Edgar Chagwa Lungu should concede defeat.

      Thanks Hon Lungu for putting up a good fight, it has been good to be with you.

      His Excellence Hakainde Hichilema the Sixth President of the Sovereign Republic of Zambia.

      God Bless Zambia, and God Bless HH.

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    • No more tears for the mother Zambia,
      No more pangs for the mother Zambia,
      No more corruption in the Mother Zambia,
      No more inflation in the Mother Zambia,
      No more propaganda in the Mother Zambia,
      No more Rupiah and Dora Siliya’s tribalism in the Mother Zambia,
      No more beating ang killing of oposition political parties in the Mother Zambia,
      No more unemployment in the Mother Zambia,
      No more crying of farmers due to non payments in the Mother Zambia.
      No more money from Boko Haram.
      No more jihard from Lungu supporters.

      Surely, the PF should withdraw its Presidential Candidate Edgar Lungu to save some few remaining borrowed money from b

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    • Yes yes HH our saviour. The Zambian masses are crying about the high price of staple food. People are starving. From k35 to k65 in 3 years under PF

      VIVA HH

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    • Reducing mealie meal in two weeks?…mmmmmmm,I’ll leave it at that. @Natasha Mutale,ati no more Rupiah and Dora tribalism,I wonder whether you’ve read the whole article…… ‘Milupi told the gathering that there was need for people of Southern, Western and North-Western Provinces to unite and ensure that Mr. Hichilema emerges winner of the January 20’……the question is,why did he single out the three provinces when campaigning for HH instead of just saying Zambia should unite and votefor HH,isn’t that tribalism?

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    • WHY EDGAR WILL LOSE TO HH BY 5%.

      Rupiah Banda has destroyed the image of Edgar Lungu. Most Zambians know Rupiah to be a very corrupt man, no wonder a lot of them did not vote for him in 2011 despite him being the president. So with Rupiah joining Lungu campaigns, it means Lungu has lost 50% of his votes in Lusaka and Copperbelt Province. A lot of people see that voting for Edgar Lungu is just the same as voting for Rupiah Banda the worst corrupt President in the History of Zambia.
      Edgar has gained a lot of votes from Eastern Province especially Chipata, due to the support of he has received from Rupiah, but at the same time, he has lost a lot of from Copperbelt and Lusaka Provinces due to the sapot from Rupiah.
      This means HH will win the presidency by 38%, while Edgar Lungu will get…

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    • And speaking at the same meeting Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) President Charles Milupi told the gathering that there was need for people of Southern, Western and North-Western Provinces to unite and ensure that Mr. Hichilema emerges winner of the January 20 Presidential polls.

      And you call that Sovereign Zambia?Sovereign my assiiiii.

      Lungu Epulogulamu,
      Emukwaiyeeeee.

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    • We thank Edgar for taking part in this election it has been a marathon for sure. SORRY that we have mangled him. He tried to instigate the men&women in uniforms to fall by his side, even using of DISTRICT commissioners to RIGG ELECTIONS but ALL has flopped…Mambilima LOVES this country.

      Reducing the price of mealie meal and reducing the price of fertiliser is as easy as drinking water. If HH had said something else I would ve doubted him.

      #FLIGHTHH2015 HAPPY JUBILEE ZAMBIA

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    • Oh yes, if HH reduces the cost of transporting goods in particular maize from farmers to the millers by reducing the cost of fuel further, what will then be the excuse for the millers NOT to reduce the price of mealimeal?

      He will open up businesses to more competition from amongst local companies to remove supply /demand extortions which lead to superficial price rises of essential commodities.

      Wage freeze is a gona, as well as he will endeaver to raise wages inline with some % of inflation annually, say 50%. For example if inflation is 7%, then wages will rise by 3.5%, not much but reasonable enough to help people cope with rising prices.

      The kwacha will experience some volatility initially then it will settle and start to appreciate.

      Only dull and ignorant PF fail to get…

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    • I just can’t wait to have a president who answers people ‘s questions through a press conference when ever pertinent issues which demand answers are raised by the public.

      Lungu failed to debate and answer questions from a selected audience.Will he manage to hold press conferences to avert people ‘s speculations about pertinent issues which arise every time? I strongly doubt it very much.

      If Lungu is elected, No press conferences, more price rises, more panga fighting, more corruption, more intra party confusions as factions created by RB ‘s endorsement will jostle for posts, more embezzlement, cost of doing business will go up due the collapse of the kwacha.

      But if HH is elected the total opposite will happen as I explained.

      Please vote HH to change Zambia for the…

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    • How will you reduce the price of Mealie meal in two weeks, by issuing a Heil Hitler edict? Your hired guns go on bragging that you are an economist, rich person and sit on the boards of many companies blah blah. Do you know the basics of an economy, are you going to force GBM to reduce the price of mealie meal while cost of inputs (maize-unless you issue another edict to farmers to sell cheaply), workers’ salaries (issue another edict, cut in salaries of workers), transport (unless another edict) etc. are static? GBM will agree to run business at a loss and eventually close his milling plants, retrenching workers, what next? Import mealie meal at high price, agriculture ruined, farmers destitutes? Mazoka put you on the boards of Anglo American group on the basis of one and only one…

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    • Continued from 1.12… Mazoka put you on the boards of Anglo American subsidiaries on the basis of one and only one qualification, your tribe matching Mazoka, your nature and greed matching that of Mazoka. He replaced healthy cattle with his malnourished and sickly cows when he was GM at Zambia Railways. Shut up you kaponya. Shamelss Chilupi, you are polarising Zambia. Why shall Southern, North western and Western only unite to vote for HH? Why not the whole of Zambia? Are you not opening up the floodgates of backlash of other provinces against people of these provinces. Hhutu, nay, Heil Hitler is a curse and shall be avoided at any cost.

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    • And we have equally excellent economists of the likes of Wanzelu. If inflation is 7%, give workers 3.5% salary increment. What happens in 10 years, Workers purchasing power is NEGATIVE. He lost out everything. Think before you yap and blindly support the “Elite”, the “Illuminati”, the hidden hand using Maureen, Katele, Mutati, Chiluli as muppets, the Cartel. I am going to submit my views on the “Elite” that wants the system to run as it is. They do not want a humble person who has risen from the poor family to takeover presidency, make a change and people get used to that change and the hold of the “Elite” and their neo-colonial masters vanishes, their ponzi scheme flops. Heil Hitler, my foot.

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    • Panic, panic, panic, panic, is what has gripped HH and his UPND troops as they have now concluded its over for them.

      Reducing mealie meal in two weeks? I thought the other day this same “economic manager” was saying agriculture is a long term process (15 years and above)?

      Well I can understand why he is an Under Five. I thought this man claims he has a lot of cattle and it would have made sense for him to concentrate on reducing the price of beef of which he is one of those exploiting poor Zambians.

      Ifintu ni Edgar Lungu, very focused and committed to attainable development.

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    • Yaba.. I think the promise reserves are now running low.. soon we are going to be promising to bring back the dead. But then I do not blame the politicians for deserving, I think the voters need to be responsible. You cant just drop the price of mealie meal like you own the millers. Simple logic will indicate prices meali meal can never go below.

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    • Desperation at it worst.

      Tell the people how you will finace and sustain your low prices on your now 213 promises and counting?

      Huyu Hena Hawe Halipena Hecho Halushila

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    • Hakanomics has been proved to be an illusion that is only understood by Mr HH and his praise singers – it does not work in the real world. For someone who supposedly studied Economics, he must have skipped alot of classes for all his promises to make sense to him. In terms of leadership, he is also failing, you cannot get more tribal than working with someone who openly says ‘there was need for people of Southern, Western and North-Western Provinces to unite and ensure that Mr. Hichilema emerges winner ‘. Where is the national appeal in this statement, where is the ‘One Zambia’ vision? Mr HH and his supporters are promoting regionalism – wako ni wako!

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    • HH knows the country and where to find the votes. Lungu doesn’t. For Lungu it has been Petauke and Petauke and Petauke. Even the people in Lundazi are yet to see his face in their area.

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    • Now these are populist politics at their best. The last thing our fragile economy needs is the reintroduction of maize subsidies that will at the end of the day just take away 60 % of the budget at the expense of infrastructure development. Chitombwa has issues.

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    • I doubt HH will get it. Calculation have failed him this time! Alleged to have made millions from figures to do with privatisation (so we are told). This time has failed to do simple manipulation of figures to get to Plot One, sickening so near yet so far!This is the way to do:
      i) 90 days got SATA to promised land.
      ii) Clearly the magic digit is either 9 or 0
      iii)Can’t say he will reduce Millie Meal prices in 0.9 days (i.e. in
      21.6 hours is unrealistic)
      iv)900 days (~3.4 years) people will not be patient.
      v) 9 days, yes, sounds attractive to everyone dupable.
      vii) 2 wks = 14 days. Based on the foregoing logic 14 is a failed
      project (try 1+4 =5). Rationalised to get 9 or even
      0? Decimals not allowed so 0.25 is wrong.

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    • I thought he was an economist , the millers are in private hands , what about their cost of production ? what desperation can do .

      you are a satanist we do not want satanic money .

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    • What HH is promising is not rocket science. What has kept Zambia poor is corruption and incompetency of public institutions. Zambia loses millions of dollars every month in corrupt activities.
      HH will cut off corruption and save millions of dollars which will be be invested in subsidizing agriculture and bring down price of mealie meal. In fact within a month, as an entrepreneur, I expect HH to make significant changes. An entrepreneurial brain can do amazing things within 24 hrs. So I expect HH do make a lot changes within 2 to 3 months.

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  2. Am waiting for the the promise to bring back Jesus in two months after he is elected to prove that he is not a satanist. Looks like the promise bank has runout

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    • Hahahahaha…! Ya, you have cracked my ribs @Observer!

      One has to wonder if HH is not a secret admirer of KK’s socialist economics. We definitely had things artificially and superficially priced then. And what happened to our country? Yes, food shortages, riots, disenchantment, bleak future, weak economy, and plenty other ills that come with ignoring certain economic fundamentals.

      Other than implementing some kind of massive “consumer subsidy scheme,” how is he going to pay for all the free/cheaper stuff he has already promised? Mealie Meal has always been a lightening rod in Zambian politics, hence the subsides the commodity enjoyed—now, no more! And PF has been brave to finally get rid of them.

      Surely, Kaunda era economics have been tried and miserably failed!

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    • The People from Northern province, Luapula, Muchinga, Central, Luasaka, Eastern and Copperbelt please vote carefully with this tribalism from Charles Milupi.

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    • PF cadres its possible to reduce the price meal meal and other commodities.let me use the simple equation for you to understand.
      Reduced fuel at 30% = reduced Transport cost =low prices of meal meal.
      The oil price has hit the lowest ever since modern history.so Zambia can take advantage.
      I can conclude that HH is best and has already won the election.

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    • Yaba Observer ulishilu…ati bring back Jesus kekekekekekekeeeeeeee! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! This promises are now becoming very funny indeed!

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    • Ba Observer you have made my day .Here is another one from HH, HH promises to bring Sata back to life if PF supporters vote for him.
      HH has become such a cheat but then I suppose cheating runs in his blood.
      FACT HH WAS SUSPENDED FROM UNZA, IN SECOND YEAR FOR CHEATING DURING EXAMS.
      LET HH DENY THAT HE WAS NOT SUSPENDED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA.

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  3. If it were all up to me and I could create the perfect conditions, of course no way would I vote for this boy Hakainde. But given my limitations and my choices I can honestly say that of the entire bunch, Hakainde is the least undesirable… By the way, the double negative was intentional…

    Although for the life of me I still do not understands these ridiculous promises. What’s with this nonsense???

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    • The promises are not as unachievable as you think. Fuel prices have come down by less than 10% in Zambia, yet international oil prices have plummeted by over 50% in 6 months. The Cabinet has 64 ministers, with each ministry of acing at least 2-3 permanent secretaries. Wastage is everywhere. Prudent management can utilise these resources for the benefit of all Zambians, instead of the few related to politicians.

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    • Limpo my dear,
      I’m more than willing to provide you with reading lessons if you are not capable of understanding what I wrote. Your place or mine?

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  4. I feel for you Natasha mutale ,and i know thats not your real name all these things ure saying no more will still be there regardless of who.wins as President my dear u will die with deprestion.if u think like that

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    • When you are addicted to certain conditions it becomes normal. To say the least Zambians have known suffering to a point that they put out the rays of hope even when the possibility of transformation come your way. Natasha is among those who know that it takes will power to succeed. You on the other hand, well indeed there’s no hope for you.

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    • @4.1 Linda: in my language we call it “kucinela”. People who are used to and expect suffering cannot believe that life can be otherwise.

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    • Never depend on fuel prices to reduce mealie meal prices bcoz fuel prices are volatile and you don’t have direct control on prices of such commodities. What happens when prices of fuel start increasing? And you say HH is a better economist than the late Sata? If you want to control fuel and mealie meal prices, there is only one way..Subsides..which will then chew almost 15% of your national budget and where are you going to get money for free education and low prices of fertilizer not forgetting the promised loans to farmers? I see now that you have nothing to offer to this country. UPND can be worse thatPF and MMD. It will be a failed experiment watch out Zambians.

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    • What HH is promising is not rocket science. What has kept Zambia poor is corruption and incompetency of public institutions. Zambia loses millions of dollars every month in corrupt activities.
      HH will cut off corruption and save millions of dollars which will be be invested in subsidizing agriculture and bring down price of mealie meal. In fact within a month, as an entrepreneur, I expect HH to make significant changes. An entrepreneurial brain can do amazing things within 24 hrs. So I expect HH do make a lot changes within 2 to 3 months.

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  5. i agree. pf should not wasted borrowed money for Nigerian Muslims. HH is going through.

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    • Tonga dreams, HH is a political wimp, there is no way Southern, Western and North Western can out vote 7 great provinces. We lead others follow.

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  6. UPND IN 2030 NOT NOW. THAT WWOULD BE A JOKE OF THE YEAR.LOL. HE FAILED ON INTERVIEW HOW HE WOULD REDUCE THE COST OF MEALIE MEAL. HE DODGED THE QUESTION BY GOING TO THE OTHER ONE OF CHOMBA IN COURT INSTEAD OF GIVING CATEGORICAL ANSWER ON MEALIE MEAL REDUCTION, A SHOW THAT EVEN IN HIMSELF HE KNOWS HE HAD NOT PREPARED TO ANSWER ON THIS ISSUE.

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    • The election results were already determined at the time Sata died.The reason PF were fighting like chickens is because they feared HH and had no strong candidate.Lungu will loose with a good margin to HH.I have credible information that indicates that HH has already won these elections.Believe you me its over HH is the next president.I wont disclose much but its done.Hh is been told to prepare for inauguration and security will be tight around him.

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  7. It is possible since you are a large scale farmer .. Some people hate you but forget that you are the main supplier of the beaf they eat everyday… They have fattened by eating the beaf you supply..Will vote for you.

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    • @chomba, HH claims to be an economist, and as an economist he surely knows, or at least should know, that if he was to supply beef you are talking about and get paid below market value, he would soon have no cattle to speak of—his business would fold!

      In the same way, unless he wants to bring back mealie meal subsides, HH cannot just reduce the price of mealie meal on a whim simply because he is president and expect millers and corn suppliers to stay in business. All he is going to create is shortages and long queues for the commodity. In the process creating even worse problems than he hopes to solve. It is simple as that!

      The rules and laws of the Consumer Markets can be just as unforgiving as those of Physics if ignored or tempered with.

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    • @limpo sorry meant to say “what type of food is that?”

      That said, it is very much possible for mealie meal prices to be reduced within 2 weeks of HH being at the helm. PF supporters should not just be in the habit of trashing everything said by their formidable opponent.

      Maybe what should be asked is the margin of the reduction.

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    • What HH is promising is not rocket science. What has kept Zambia poor is corruption and incompetency of public institutions. Zambia loses millions of dollars every month in corrupt activities.
      HH will cut off corruption and save millions of dollars which will be be invested in subsidizing agriculture and bring down price of mealie meal. In fact within a month, as an entrepreneur, I expect HH to make significant changes. An entrepreneurial brain can do amazing things within 24 hrs. So I expect HH do make a lot changes within 2 to 3 months.

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  8. There you go again, with empty and un realistic promises. You are missing it even when all seems to be yours to take. You seem to enjoy losing elections ka?

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    • You PF cadres ubututu .The price of AKABWALI can reduce in two weeks its possible by simply reducing Fuel and this will result in reduced transport cost and this means reduced production cost on millers and hence AKABUNGA is cheaper.No lose on the part of the miller and the buyer benefits.
      Ubukopo munashekeko. That’s why I shifted camp Hh is the best candidate I cant eat Lungu even if is my Bululu ,but I can benefit from HH’s better policies.

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  9. So this hh imagines that he will do things like God did when creating life,just say it and its done ka,let there be light,and there was light,let there be waters and there was water.Political immaturity under 5 zoona.

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  10. We cannot be cheated by a crook. Zambians are smarter than that! (HH) will get the biggest shock of his life in 12 days time. Even Southern Province has seen through his cheap promises. Under 5!

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    • Hello insulting skull head aka saulosi, mwamba, luapula premier as I once read…..

      I am in Lusaka and will vote HH. I am learned (lawyer) and also an economist. More than that am well travelled and read.

      Its a fact: you can reduce the price of meal meal to even K40 and have the supply chain no adversely affected. If you dispute, then you are one of the less educated let alone learned.

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    • @KUDOS twalimishiba please mule ibwelamo Bakaamba.HH is the one on market this time.Even kukopala ni ba HH chabe.Mukalila guys Zambians are especially as youths who voted for Sata in 2011 ,we no tribe ,what is tribe to me.quality is in HH.

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  11. Just when we thought the 90 days promises were a fiasco, here now comes a 14 days atrocious one!! Sober up bwana HH, you can promise but don’t put days on your promises.

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    • What HH is promising is not rocket science. What has kept Zambia poor is corruption and incompetency of public institutions. Zambia loses millions of dollars every month in corrupt activities.
      HH will cut off corruption and save millions of dollars which will be be invested in subsidizing agriculture and bring down price of mealie meal. In fact within a month, as an entrepreneur, I expect HH to make significant changes. An entrepreneurial brain can do amazing things within 24 hrs. So I expect HH do make a lot changes within 2 to 3 months.

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  12. Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia,you stand a good chance of attracting wrong attention.

    Lungu Epulogulamu,
    Emukwaiyeee.

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  13. How is he going to achieve that ths calculator boy,?HH is a joker who shud nt b taken seriously, apa mwebantu ifintu ni Lungu epela.Ths wil b the easiest election in the history as ths boy wil b condemned to hs fourth defeat..I dnt evn see the wind change he talks abt every 1 is continuity except for a few embecile tongaz…

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  14. I AGREE WITH YOU CHOMBA, MOST OF US HAVE FATTENED BY EATING THE BEEF HH SUPPLIES .HE NEEDS OUR SUPPORT,JEALOUS ASIDE!

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  15. UPND will never caese to be a regional party! HH and his cohorts are tribal to the core; do they think that only Southern, Westsern and NW provinces can win them this election? Let’s wait and see. Zambia as whole will give a verdict on 20.01.2015.

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  16. There we go again simple logic all milling. Companies are privately owned they buy their maize from FRA or dealers baane hh DOES not control them this is pure BOZA
    Milupi southern western and NWw must unite for upnd this guy is a bad tribalist he is the same chap who ordered those mongu upnd cadres to go to the airport annd close the road so that acting president does not use it the result planga kumutwe
    Bishop Chomba in court insists hh is satanist he even gives dates and a website open zambiaintelligencenews
    Now its 14 days promises we zambians have a short memory

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    • What HH is promising is not rocket science. What has kept Zambia poor is corruption and incompetency of public institutions. Zambia loses millions of dollars every month in corrupt activities.
      HH will cut off corruption and save millions of dollars which will be be invested in subsidizing agriculture and bring down price of mealie meal. In fact within a month, as an entrepreneur, I expect HH to make significant changes. An entrepreneurial brain can do amazing things within 24 hrs. So I expect HH do make a lot changes within 2 to 3 months.

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  17. There is an authentic video of a prophecy a renowned man of God that Edgar Lungu is the next president. Check it at zibanizambia.com

    HH campaign promises are lies. It appears he can do anything as long it leads to plot one. SAD.

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  18. Hh first reduce the price of beef in your Star beef shops then I might just think you mean well for mother Zambia

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    • You sound to be dull. Ask PF to reduce the price of fuel first. How can you milk a cow before you feed it.

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  19. This man is a lier ,how is he going to reduce. His he going to perform Satanic magic? We are not Children.
    Let him lier to the few UPND who has accepted his lies from pit of hell.
    He will reduce everything,Talk time,Water,Electricity,Mealie Meal and this sectors does not belong to government. HH dreamer I call him ,yesterday he said that he has already won the elections.

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    • I thought you had some intelligence. Do you know anything called the factors of production? You sound like you do not. Fuel is one of them and it is the most influential in determining prices of goods and services in Zambia. Therefore HH will press the fuel button and everything will fall in place. That’s why inga balunda fuel ifintu fyonse prices go up. Hope I have removed some dullness in you and others that think it is impossible. Vote HH waunfwa.

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    • What factors of production, that is text book. Millers have old stock which they produced at high cost and supply and demand , very dull chaps STFU

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    • What HH is promising is not rocket science. What has kept Zambia poor is corruption and incompetency of public institutions. Zambia loses millions of dollars every month in corrupt activities.
      HH will cut off corruption and save millions of dollars which will be be invested in subsidizing agriculture and bring down price of mealie meal. In fact within a month, as an entrepreneur, I expect HH to make significant changes. An entrepreneurial brain can do amazing things within 24 hrs. So I expect HH do make a lot changes within 2 to 3 months.

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  20. Ifintu ni Lungu no matter how many lies we get from HH and his team voters are already decided baba.

    VIVA EL, no amount of lies will change the direction of us putting yu into plot one(1)

    Ama Economists uko nama company yabo, we need Politicians to run this country effectively like EL will do!

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  21. It’s Simple logic…The PF without resources were a better party if they had just stuck to Working with Guy Scott..The Sympathy vote was still going to land on Edgar somehow…

    What people ought to understand is the worst and most disliked ex President alive in Zambia is RB…True,he will give more votes to Edgar in Chipata or let’s just say 70p.c of Eastern…This RB is loathed so much by people in Lusaka and Copperbelt..That’s why there was a lot of celebration when he lost…People partied for days to signify the end of “Kanitundila,Kanitundila,Kanitundila” or in Ndola “Kuipa pa maso”…Just inclusion of Dora,Peter Daka and Mhabi Lungu is no campaign strategy..I don’t know what strategies can come from Copperstone Graduate Kambwili..it’s a disaster!

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  22. NAKONDE ELECTION POLLING STAFFS PUT THE ACCOUNTANT TO TASK OVER K200 BEING PAID AS SITTING ALLOWANCE.
    About 308 election staffs in Nakonde this afternoon took the ECZ Accountant to task over the K200 which each of the staff is being paid per day which they claim was not uniform across the country. The named polling Assistant asked the accountant to clarify whether the ECZ’s rates were varying from districts to districts as other polling assistants in other districts such as Mporokoso were receiving K250 as sitting allowance plus snacks while those from Nakonde District were just being paid K200 plus snacks. She claimed to have received the information on phone from her young sister who is also training as a Polling Assistant.

    The seemingly confused accountant tried to explain to the po

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      The seemingly confused accountant tried to explain to the polling staffs but failed to convince them over the variation in the rates and advised them to research widely or through emails. In confusion, the named accountant was forced to disclose that on the actual day, Polling Assistants will be paid K350 per day x 3 days = K1, 050.

      But what annoyed the 308 Election Poling Staffs more, was the statement made by one of the named local ECZ official. The local official told the Polling Staffs that those that were not happy with K200 being paid by ECZ should come out in open and quit the exercise so that a quick replacement can be made.
      This really annoyed the staffs especially teachers who demanded an apology from the officer claiming that his statement amounted to

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      This really annoyed the staffs especially teachers who demanded an apology from the officer claiming that his statement amounted to intimidation, but the officer in questions refused to be blackmailed to apologize saying his mind was up to date and maintained his earlier sentiment.
      From the information collected by the Accurate Sources, about 1369 Nakonde residents applied to be Polling Staffs in the district, but only 308 were picked as ECZ drastically reduced the number.
      Nakonde District Council is notoriously corrupt and known for nepotism and tribalism when it comes to issues to do with money. Currently nearly 90% of council workers at Nakonde Distict have been recruited as Polling Staffs leaving their offices closed for three days and 50% of those

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    • Nakonde District Council is notoriously corrupt and known for nepotism and tribalism when it comes to issues to do with money. Currently nearly 90% of council workers at Nakonde Distict have been recruited as Polling Staffs leaving their offices closed for three days and 50% of those other non district council workers picked, are either children, friends, relatives, girlfriends or tribes mate to Nakonde Senoir Staff Workers. 60% of Nakonde District Council Workers are Tumbukas and one cannot be surprised to find majority of the recruited ECZ Poling Staffs coming from Muyombe, east of Muchinga Province.

      THE END. (8th January, 2015)

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  23. I would have liked to give HH some room to day dream with us but there is a time and place for that. Our sense of humor is not that elastic or accommodating at the moment. Why do you think EL is not concocting pie-in-the-sky promises? The vault for political promises is full and to add 2-week promises is a sick joke or a blatant insult to our intelligence. It will only lose him votes because every election the voter gets wiser and more intolerant. He has scored an own goal and disqualified himself as an astute economist because he does not know what successive governments struggled with on agricultural subsidies and commodity prices. But then I realize he has never been in government. So am now firmly persuaded to vote for government experience – NOT HUNDER 5….

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  24. HH should take notice of the dark side of regional politics in Zambia: A Tonga is more likely to vote for a Bemba than the opposite. In the 2011 election, Southern gave Sata 24,609, but HH only garnered 22,641 from a combined total of CB, Luapula and Northern. HH should therefore moderate his expectations whenever he looks northwards. Trust me, I know my northen tribesmen.

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    • @chalo nkanza,HH may not win this time around but he will get more votes from Northern, Luapula,Muchinga and Copperbelt than he had been getting in the past. Reasons; he has been there to campaign and has some “prominent” people GBM,Mutati,Mutale Nalumango,Mucheleka on the ground working for him. Sata has those votes from Southern Province after campaigning several times there and after establishing party structures. UPND in rural northern Zambia is almost non-existent. HH will garner more votes than in the past not because his party has worked hard on the ground but because of riding on MMD and some PF structures otherwise it would have been a different story. I was in Luapuala recently,people are saying if PF had a different candidate other than EL they would have gone for HH!

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  25. HH will cry again just wait and see on 20th we show him how we work we don’t believe in tribalism like him.

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  26. UPND will lose this election. Be guaranteed! Eastern Province is a factor!

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  27. ” speaking at the same meeting Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) President Charles Milupi told the gathering that there was need for people of Southern, Western and North-Western Provinces to unite and ensure that Mr. Hichilema emerges winner of the January 20 Presidential polls.”

    The comment is very sad, why cant he just say the 10 provinces of Zambia. HH and Milupi are trying to divide the country.. ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION please

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  28. Why does this sound a lot like “more money in your pockets”? Probably because someone thinks it worked for Sata so it can work for him. Sata’s PF was the problem. Edgar’s PF is a different game. People want to say PF was corrupt but Sata was clean. How a clean president govern over a corrupt party? Sata was the totalitarian responsible for PF being what it was. That PF died with Sata. A new PF is emerging, an intellectual PF. Watch this space.

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  29. Hi Wanzelu, mwe bamano mweka mu Zambia, May I hang one of your degrees in my living room? Your intelligence may just rub off me.

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  30. Its well Mr President, thats what any well meaning zambian would look for when casting vote on 20 Jan.

    U have my vote sir, good man.

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  31. The following are the desperate attempts, lies and promises given by HH in the last 3 months
    1. Create quality employment without mentioning the actual numbers, the field and HOW
    2. Reduce price of mealie meal in two weeks, not stating by HOW much and which maize he will use?
    3. Provide free education from grade one to University, without stating which Universities will absorb all these pupils
    4.Enact the new constitution without fully studying it and giving the actual date
    5. Abolish RTSA without stating why
    6. Provide loans to every Zambian
    7. Reduce the price of fertilizer without stating which one as they are so many fertilizers with different applications
    8. Increase salaries without stating how he will collect taxes from the mines

    All this in 18 months?? Bufi!

    Vote…

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  32. which budget is he going to implement the socialist policy from. Any one advocating for subsides on consumption this time he is living in KK error.These are politics of desperation.

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    • @True

      All countries in the West subsidises the cost of living for the poor majority through a clever system which was born out of subsidies know as social benefits.

      With Social benefits, if don’t have a job, you sign on and the government pays for your accommodation and food until you back in in work.

      Now for us in Zambia this system can work but not at the moment because means testing is not place. Once residential areas are properly organised such that addresses of people, their work places is linked to their personal data, then a similar system can easily be implemented.

      Whilst trying to sort out logistical and demographical problems of means testing, blanket targeted subsidies are the only answer to help the poor majority.

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  33. We’ll see if those votes from southern,western and n/western will be enough to jump tribal HH from 19% he got in 2011 to over 40%!plus dont forget that those bantustan votes which you dreamers depend on a fewer in zambia as compared to votes from PF strongholds!11 days more before harsh reality of losing strike tribal HH once more!UPND CADRES REMAIN OVER CONFIDENT SO THAT ONCE U LOSE,U CAN CRY MORE! “IFINTU NI LUNGU”!!!

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  34. If you dont support HH, its just hte same as demolishing your own house bane just stand for the truth becuase it will nwver change HH is geting this election he is wining all of you that are just bubbling you are just killing your time and most of you are unemployed youths and you are continuing suppoting Lungu and his failed pf so that you get old before you start working haaaa youths you need to go to school and learn so that you gain knowledge the reason why you are just stupidly talking is becuase you are uncultivatd(unlearned)

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  35. Ifikooo. By the way Ba rich man, how come one Danny Pule emerged as the richest presidential candidate relegating you to second position in this year’s elections and your ZWD are so much ashamed that they have even neglected to publish that.

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  36. And you just single out SP, WP and NWP to vote for you in large numbers. How about the others? No wonder you can’t convince with your tribalism. This time you need to crawl back to your caves after the defeat

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  37. HH keeps promising loans for everybody and for everything!This is ridiculous because I do not think the government has so much money to give everybody a loan. Has HH given any loans to his workers at his farm? HH has run out of ideas on what to tell the people and he is now dreaming loudly.Loans to taxi and minibus drivers,loans to marketeers,loans to farmers,loans to fisher men. loans to street kids!!Next he will promise loans to prisoners and loans to prostitutes!! For a rural dweller what HH is saying makes sense but for people who can analyse economics this is a far fetched dream. HH is living in a dreamland!! This is dangerous !!

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    • You are simply ignorant. The difference is that HH has an entrepreneurial mind and most are not. You see mountains where HH sees farms. What HH is promising is not rocket science. What has kept Zambia poor is corruption and incompetency of public institutions. HH will cut off corruption and save millions of dollars which can be invested in subsidizing agriculture and bring down price of mealie meal. In fact within a month, as an entrepreneur, I expect HH to make significant changes. An entrepreneurial brain can do amazing things within 24 hrs. So I expect HH do make a lot changes within 2 to 3 months.

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  38. The question is were is Hichilema Popularly known as HH going to win? We know that the only province were he can walk freely is southern Province and Northwestern only. The eight provinces he will be coming number two in the pools.

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  39. On which budget? The onr his own mps approved has no room for such fantasies. His government experience is exposing his petard. Ekupwa uku ka HH….

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  40. Hallucination at its best. Feeding people lies promise promise promise and fail to fulfill any. Nowander Edgar is not promising what he could not do. Better with a truthful fool than going along with one who tells you things impossible. We are now un cheatable. BUFI.

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  41. For Lungu in Petauke, it has been A PHIRI A NA BWERA KUCOKA KU WALALE.. He has been planted there as though Petauke is Zambia.

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  42. I WAS ALMOST VOTING FOR HH BUT LAST NIGHT INTERVIEW WITH HOT FM I REALISED THAT HE IS WRONG MAN IN STATE HOUSE, ZAMBIAN WILL BURN HELL OF LEADERSHIP. HE IS A PURE CAPITALIST WHO WILL ENRICH THE RICH. IN AMERICA WE CAN THEM REPUBLICANS, THEY HAVE NO FACE FOR THE POOR, THEY PROMOTE CAPITALISM. SOME SIX MONTHS AGO HE SAID ZAMBIA NEEDED WINDFALL TAX FROM THE MINES, LAST NIGHT HE SAID HE WILL REVERSE THE CURRRENT TAX OF 20% FOR OPEN PIT MINES AND FAVOUR THE INVESTORS. I HAVE TRAVELLED IN ALL THE AREAS WHERE HE HAS COMPANIES AND THE EMPLOYEES COMPLAIN IN THOSE COMPANIES OF POOR PAY. HE IS GREEDY NO WONDER HE SOLD MINES TO BENEFIT HIMSELF! AND I ONLY UNDERSTOOD LAST NIGHT THAT INDEED HIS PROMISES IN THESE ELECTIONS ARE ALL LIES! TRUST HIM AT YOUR PERIL, I REST MY CASE!

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  43. HH THE FANTASIST,

    Well we have Guy Scott, confirming a real life action…dropping fuel prices, a real and actual fact. On the other hand we have HH making empty promises to drop the price of mealie meal and guess whom UPND Cadres believe….yes Mr Empty promises!

    There is only one party in power 20 January, PF.

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  44. It makes no sense that mealie-meal should be that expensive in Zambia; a maize growing country. Something is wrong somewhere. Come to think of it Zambia is one of the expensive countries to live in. Virtually everything is expensive. I was shocked when some colleagues who visited Zambia recently told me that they bought a plate of nshima with fish for K30.00 (equivalent of R60.00). In countries south of the Zambezi you buy that at cost of around R20.00 at the most. No wonder many Zambians look malnourished because food is beyond their means. HH will certainly come to the rescue of many Zambians.

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  45. To all hardcore supporters of HH I say good on you.

    However, I am deeply horrified by the fact that you are not questioning the man how is going to fund all these freebies he is promising.

    For once can he please tell us his revenue generation plan / policies. –

    My vote is still hanging in the balance – come and get it.

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  46. I find this man to be strange. ZWD is carrying one headline where he is literally insulting the Zambian people with diversity views as follows: “Only dull people argue that we can’t run govt under a PF budget – HH”. If he cannot tolerate our opinions and he calls us dull then we shall leave him Hakaivotela Humwine.

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  47. HH’s campaign has been characterised mostly by his voice explaining his vision on a number of issues, a boostele (rough voiced) HH song, posters etc.

    Most of EL’s campaign messages have been through, posters with words like “Ultimate President”, boostele songs, phrases such as “legend of the Lungu”, Ifintu ni Lungu, other people saying EL will do this, that or the other and one consistent actual EL voice saying I will be your servant. And statements on “continuity” with Sata’s vision – much of which I personally do not know. Oh and that UPND is lying.

    Either, I have not been paying attention or I have not tried enough, but could I be assisted to hear EL’s messages on issues.

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  48. Countrymen, today I have started a contest to guess the next promise that will be made by Mr HH using Hakanomic theory? The winner of this competition will be the one with most votes. The contest closes at 1 O’clock Zambian time.

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  49. Meal meali price is just ok. The only problem is that the price of HH’ embalmed meat is too high. Only HH the satanist, freemason can embalme meat meant to be consumed by Zambians just for ridulous profits.

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  50. But people can be realy foolish!!actualy he can even do it in two days! Did u hear me?! Yes two friging days! How?..just re introduce subsidies!! Wats wrong wit you pipo??

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  51. The smell of fear on this site today is palpable. Why don’t you all just relax a little? hmmm?

    It’s round and round and round we go.

    I, for one, feel very relaxed and comfortable, quietly confident in my choice of Mr. Hichilema.
    I am going to hear and appreciate what else he can salvage from the ‘plunder fund’. mmmm hmmmm.

    Use those unaccounted for billions that we all know is there for the good of your country, Mr. Hichilema. The Pf supporters doth protest too much. mmmm hmmmm.

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  52. If you want Zambia to be controlled by RB and his children again vote Lungu. However if you would lkke to see Zambia embrace a new future where all citizens and treated with dignity and everyones contribution is respected vote for change. Our farmers have now become combatants on the frontline on this war against marginalization of those that work the hardest in our society. “SAVE OUR FARMERS VOTE HH”

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  53. There is no basis upon which the PF should be urging voters to vote for them. Against the backdrop of a 1000 failed promises and coruption in infrastructure projects, Edgar Lungu is unknown around the country. All that most people know is that he a drunkard and sickly presidential candidate. But we hear also that Lungu has no message to tell the people. We have heard Lungu admitted he has no vision of himself and wants to rely on sata’s vision! We also hear that blind loyalty to Sata by PF supporters is what made Lungu leader of PF. Just bcos Sata left Lungu to be caretaker b4 he left for London where he died from, it became the basis for PF supporter to believe in Lungu. It seemed that alone bound PF supporters behind Lungu and not merit. TO HELL WITH LUNGU, TO HELL WITH PF

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  54. You are simply ignorant. The difference is that HH has an entrepreneurial mind and most of you are not. You see mountains where HH sees farms. What HH is promising is not rocket science. What has kept Zambia poor is corruption and incompetency of public institutions. HH will cut off corruption and save millions of dollars which can be invested in subsidizing agriculture and bring down price of mealie meal. In fact within a month, as an entrepreneur, I expect HH to make significant changes. An entrepreneurial brain can do amazing things within 24 hrs. So I expect HH do make a lot changes within 2 to 3 months.

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  55. @Jane Mulenga, 1; @Hildah Bwalya 1.1 & @Natasha Mutale 1.2 hahahaha! I think falling and failing for a fifth time to make it five will be a big one!

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