President Edgar Lungu at the Heroes Stadium
President Edgar Lungu at the Heroes Stadium

A colourful ceremony characterised the inauguration of Zambia’s Sixth Republican President Edgar Lungu at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

President-elect Lungu 58,who was clad in a blue suit, white shirt and red tie was accompanied by his wife Esther amid tight security, arrived at the stadium around 10:20 hours to a thunderous welcome.

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda swore-in Mr. Lungu around 10:30 hours as the country’s Sixth Head of State.

Former Acting president Guy Scott handed-over the instruments of power that included the Zambian flag, the Coat of Arms and the Republican Constitution to President Lungu.

Traditional and cultural dances, acrobatics and choral performances at the 50,000 seater stadium which was filled to capacity also gave colour to the ceremony.

A 21-gun presidential salute, a fly-past conducted by the Zambia Air Force and songs by a combined defence choir entertained the crowd.

Mr. Lungu promised to deliver a people driven constitution to stand a test of time in his administration.

Mr. Lungu, who was Justice and Defence Minister untill his election yesterday, defeated opposition United Party for National Development (UPND)leader Hakainde Hichilema by a 48.3 percent to 46.7 percent margin.

President Lungu’s biggest challenge is to turn around Zambia’s economy that’s slowing because of a slump in the price of copper, which accounts for more than two-thirds of export earnings.

President Lungu must also solve a standoff with the mining industry over a tax system introduced this month that may lead to 12,000 job losses this year alone, according to an industry lobby group.

The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by former acting president Guy Scott and his wife Charlotte, SADC Chairperson and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, visiting senior government officials, National Assembly Speaker Patrick Matibini, Cabinet ministers, diplomats accredited to Zambia, Defence Chiefs, First Republican president Kenneth Kaunda and former President Rupiah Banda.

Others were veteran politicians Grey Zulu, Mama Chibesa Kankasa, traditional leaders, former first ladies Christine Kaseba and Vera Chiluba.

Others were opposition MMD leader Nevers Mumba and his Agenda for a Better Zambia counterpart Frank Bwalya, UPND campaign Manager Dipak Patel, 4th Revolution party president Erick Chanda , PF members, senior government officials and members of the public.

Guy Scott with his Wife and Edgar Lungu wife (in yellow) at the Hereos Stadium
Guy Scott with his Wife and Edgar Lungu wife (in yellow) at the Hereos Stadium
President Edgar Lungu at the Heroes Stadium
President Edgar Lungu at the Heroes Stadium
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  1. When I talked about NWP i.e. Solwezi bringing in money into the Zambian economy yet lagging in development some dull pf cadre claimed Zambia only gets so little from copper. Hope you have the nerve to own up today.

    “…….copper, which accounts for more than two-thirds of export earnings.”

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    • @Pretty,
      Whoever argued with you was right. Copper may account for 2/3rds of foreign export income but that does not mean its contributing much to the national coffers. Without the actual figures I can inform you that income from our mines in less than 10% of our national income. Foreign export income is only one source of income and Zambia does not export much else and therefore copper is rightly up there though not amounting to much. Read ActionAid reports.

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    • Even if it is shortage of logic taifi mweee, how could we lose out on HH or Nawakwi???? Seriously Zambia had best oppositions.
      Ati voters are useful idioyts

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    • I am beginning to think that Zambians and most Africans in general embrace suffering and enjoy it very much that, it does not make sense to even to try to enlighten them.

      Thats why even the western world now just accepts and like the idea that, poor leadership in Africa will continue to help their economies grow because each leader that wins an election runs around opening an off shore account to transfer huge amounts to UK , America and all other countries.

      When leaders like Mugabe and Lungu win an election, it means more money taken taken to the western economies to prop up their lively hood.

      There is absoultely no way Lungu will improve things apart from borrowing more and more .

      To me this is a dark day for Zambia. Zambians have jumped from a frying pan into the fire.

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    • WHAT A GREAT SPEECH BY HEEL…

      NO TIME TO WASTE LETS GET CRACKING TEAM EL..

      MORE DEVELOPMENT IS NEEDED LETS TACKLE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES THE NAME CALLING AND INSULTS WE LEAVE FOR UPND SATANIC CRYBABIES, HH’S PROSTITUTES AND ZED GALUS MOST OF THEM STATIONED ABROAD IN MENTAL INSTITUTIONS…

      CHINGOLA-SOLWEZI ROAD IS P1 WE NEED THAT ROAD BA TEAM EL,
      ROADS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND COMPOUNDS THROUGHOUT ZAMBIA,

      THE NEW CONSTITUTION AS PROMISED BY THE PRESIDENT, A SMALLER CABINET, LESS EXPENDITURE IN GOVT, SANITY IN TOWN AND RURAL PLANING, AGRICULTURE SUPPORT FOR SMALL SCALE FARMERS AND FASTER AND ON TIME PAYMENT FOR GRAIN SOLD TO THE GOVT…

      TEAM EL NO TIME TO REST GUYS LETS GET CRACKING WE (YOU AND ME) ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT CAN DO IT…

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI…

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    • We told you that ifintu ni Lungu. That joker HH will never rule Zambia.Time he retired from politics.I am dancing right now.

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    • The real battle to develop our country starts now. the battle to provide basics of life…like health care, food, water and sanitation, housing, sustainable jobs, education etc

      Nothing is insurmountable if we pull together as one nation.

      Congratulations to all you my brothers and sisters in our great nation

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    • Facts

      Ok guys lets accept Mugabe is all powerful and he is now controlling Zambia via Lungu, his stooge.

      Even Lungu and Chama confessed that they went to seek advice from a sister party ‘s leader , their mentor Mugabe on how to win these elections.

      I know PF minions will deny it but this is just a fact. I talked to a Zimbabwean friend of mine who has relatives in the CIO – Mugabe ‘s intelligence unit. He told me point blank that no matter what you guys do in Zambia, Mugabe ‘s chosen candidate will win these elections because Mugabe wants bring most of Southern Africa under his control.

      I look forward to see his cabinet in the coming weeks and months.
      Definitely some PF minions who were celebrating are going to lose their jobs whether they like it or not.

      Wako ni wako is…

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    • The biggest challenge for President Lungu and all Zambians is tackling the evidently growing divide on tribal lines. The voting patterns in the just ended elections are telling a very grime story especially in the UPND where only one man serves and his tribal followers cannot see anything else other than their on. How can one person amass 97% of votes in a constituency as if he is the only candidate?
      I have no reason to point fingers at PF nor MMD because as at now these two parties are on record to have been lead by people from different parts of Zambia.
      UPND needs to break this “only a Tonga” can lead. We had Mazoka and only death removed him. We have HH and he seems to want to be there forever. Zambia needs unity and healing.

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    • @Wanzelu,
      Like you, I had no regard for the PF and I have said in many posting that in a civilised society, there is no way Anyone on a PF ticket would have been anywhere near the front runners after the lies and the financial mismanagement that we have witnessed over the last 3years. But I can, with hope, say that Lungu will move Zambia into a better direction because what we have been experiencing has been Sata’s bad leadership and wamuyayaya and “always right”.
      From what I have seen in his leadership from Acting President right through the battles and elections, EL deserves a chance and our support. Even ABC in his secret recording did say Lungu is hard working despite the beer thing. But as long as he puts Zambia first that’s is fine.

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    • @ pretty
      What have you to say about the Copperbelt? The problem we have with you chaps is you the ones who have been in policy positions before and now you come out as Angels simply because you are disguised on this blog.

      Instead of owning up, all you want is to make everyone believe that you can solves all these problems which yourselves created for ZAMBIANS.

      Personally, I will use my hard earned knowledge and effort to help H.E. EDGAR Chagwa Lungu deliver and develop ZAMBIA now and beyond 2016.

      This election has opened our eyes as PF not take anything for granted. Our enemies are far too many but the people still have a lot of faith in us. We only have to reduce poverty and work like the Chinese.

      Congratulations Mr. President ECL. God bless.

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    • Its good to be optimistic, but i cant see EL moving zambia anywhere, with the same PF MPs Sata labelled useless and stupid? What has really changed since Sata’s PF the absentee landlord?
      I hope Lungu doesnt go into hiding like his predecessor.

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    • Same group of people who helped Sata plunge the economy are now being looked up to as saviours. Lets be serious.

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    • @”8wigglylegs” aka octopus,

      You made me laugh. Are you crazy or something ? Am not a politician, never worked as a civil servant so what on Earth are you talking about? Am a Zambian Citizen exercising my democratic right to support the candidate of my Choice.

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    • Those who think the election was stolen, would this have happened if that was true? HH just grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory,,,,He should step down and let someone else lead UPND into the 2016 elections

      President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President-elect of the Republic of Zambia

      ****

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  2. Did Josepf Kabila not attend? thought I read he was in the country.

    Heard Mutharika, Namibian pres, RSA pres, Tanz pres and Botswana pres would witness the inauguration because they were “free and fair”. Guess they forgot to send them cards.

    Father Bwalya couldn’t miss this. I guess he danced or performed magic tricks.

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    • Those great presidents thought HH would win.
      How can you expect a Nambian president to associate with PF?

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    • i dont want to hear anybody complain now,,,, you have your president and wage freeze stays on,,,,,, your benefit,,, Edgar lungu and cheap beer, so go and dance naked on the streets

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    • There’s no way those presidents can come and attend an “inauguration” of a “president” who stole votes to win. Only a foool like Mugabe can do that. By the way, just know that head of states will continue shunning Zambia just like they did with your late president. Only your Mugabe will come to Zambia.
      Like @Ndobo has said, continue suffering Zambians and don’t start insulting your Lungu when things go wrong.

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  3. @Jane Mulenga, where are you now? We told you that ni Edgar Lungu Chabe not that tribalist man. Come 2016 you will cry again because RAINBOW PARTY FOR Hon Winter is coming You will see again

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    • @Moyes,

      are you seriously looking for Jane Mulenga?

      They’re demonstrations going on LT that she should be banned incase you haven’t heard.

      @Jane Mulenga,

      They are missing you comments. Where are you? Come and share your comments!

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  4. WAOW!!!!!!!!!!!!1 THIS IS GOOD. ZAMBIA HAS SCORED A ONE AGAIN. TIYE EDGAR MWANA BA LUNGU, TUBABOMBELE ABANTU AGAIN. MIND YOU TIME TO 2016 IS VERY SHORT QUICKLY CONSOLIDATE THE PARTY AND START WORKING ON DEVELOPMENT. PF’S CAMPAIGN SHOULD BE CONCENTRATED ON PROJECTS AS OPPOSED TO EMPTY PROMISES. MORE ROADS, BRIDGES, HOSPITALS, UNIVERSITIES, SCHOOLS, HEALTH CENTRES MUST START BEING IMPLEMENTED, NOW. PUBLICITY OF IMPLEMENTATION MUST BE EFFECTIVE. PROJECTS MUST BE OF HIGH QUALITY. ALSO, CONSIDER BRINGING BACK PROF CHIRWA TO COME AND WORK ON OUR RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE.

    CONGRATULATIONS YOUR EXCELLENCY EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU.

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    • GREAT CONGRATULATIONS ALSO GO TO OUR FORMER ACTING PRESIDENT DR GUY SCOTT FOR SKILLFULLY HOLDING OUR NATION TOGETHER AND RE-UNITING PF AFTER DISORGANISATION AND ENSURING THAT PF BOUNCES BACK TO POWER. HIS WAS HARD BUT EXCELLENTLY EXECUTED WORK.

      CONRATULATIONS ALSO GO TO THE CONCEDING PARTY LEADERS AND MEMBERS. AND NOT FORGETTING THE ZAMBIANS WHO HAVE MADE SURE THAT TRIBAL POLITICS IS REJECTED AND BURIED. WE WANT UNITY IN ZAMBIA AND NOT OTHERWISE. MANJE TIGWILE INCITO. THIS IS OUR ONLY ZAMBIA- LET’S ALL WORK HARD FOR THE REAL DEVELOPMENT (NOT DIVISION) OF OUR COUNTRY ZAMBIA. VIVA ALL ZAMBIANS, VIVA SCOT, VIVA PF, VIVA LUNGU. ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION.

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    • HH was less than 40 000 votes behind President Lungu and you think that is a joke?

      The whole of North Western Rhodesia (NW Province, Barostse, Lenje/Lamba and Southern) voted for HH-UPND. This includes large numbers in Lusaka and Copperbelt.

      Less than half of the population of Zambia voted for E Lungu. It was a narrow victory. So don’t think that HH is NOT a factor as he carries the whole NW Rhodesia.

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  5. let him fulfill electoral promises as usual… we’ll wait & see.he thinks it’s that easy with that drunken face he’s wearing. rainbow here we come!

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    • SO YOU THINK IT WAS GOING TO BE EASY FOR YOUR HH TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEM.YOU JUST LOST.START THINKING OF SOMETHING ELSE AND LEAVE US WORK.

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  6. Kudos! we rejected Human Herror (HH) with a resounding 95%! The 800,000 of us voters representing 13000,000 said no to this proud Under 5 (HH). SOMETHING really wrong with (HH) and his UPND to be loved by only 5% of the Zambian population

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    • Is that what you are calling it now – rejected? I hope with a clear conscience. I guess you have been following the events in the country. So reject is now your synonym for rigging.

      Your prophet said EL should work with other parties – you did take a votes from them and don’t pretend to forget. I guess that’s why they are being invited to participate in national development.

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    • Kudos, you delude yourself.

      Zambia is effectively now divided into North Western Rhodesia and Barotseland vs North Eastern Rhodesia (Northern, Luapula, Muchinga and Eastern Province).

      The wealth of Zambia is in North Western Rhodesia, the mines in Barotseland (remember C/belt was part of Barostse) and North Western Province. The hydro power station and points of exit entry, livestock belt and food basket is in South and Central Zambia.

      Ever wondered why the whole of North Western Rhodesia voted enmasse for UNPND??

      What is the contribution of North Eastern Rhodesia to Zambia’s economy other than corruption? And that is the reason why people from NE Rhodesia settle in NW Rhodesia and not vice versa.

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    • YOU SOUND DEMONIC. YOU ARE EITHER DULL OR SICK TO BE ABLE TO REASON. THE FACT IS THAT POSITIVE THINKING PEOPLE GAVE HH THE VOTES NATIONWIDE AND HE WON THIS ELECTION CLEARLY. IT HAS BEEN A PF STRATEGY TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST UPND ON TRIBAL BASIS SO THAT HH WOULD NOT HAVE SUPPORT IN OTHER PROVINCES BUT THAT DID NOT WORK, INSTEAD HE RECEIVED MASSIVE SUPPORT EVERYWHERE. E LUNGU KNEW THAT HE WAS HEADED FOR DEFEAT, THUS, HE OPTED FOF RIGGING THE BALLOTS IN ORDER TO REMAIN IN POWER. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT HH IS STILL THE BEST CANDIDATE TO UNITE ZAMBIA, FIX THE ECONOMY, END NEPOTISM AND CORRUPTION AND MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD IN GENERAL. IT IS VERY SAD TO HAVE THUGGISH ILLITERATES IN A COUNTRY LIKE ZAMBIA WHO SUPPORT VERY INCOMPETENT PEOPLE LIKE E. LUNGU TO LEAD THE NATION. CURSED BE E. LUNGU.

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    • @Kudos,
      Your stup1d language have permanently divided Zambia between North Eastern and North Western Rhodesia. You are so dull any way. We have mounted this demarcation
      because of total difference in ethnicity following your utterances.

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  7. Another clueless blind empty tin put in State House to enjoy $50,000+ salary for doing nothing. …after he is paid from his pay from the past two portfolios.

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    • Of all the Presidential candidates Nawakwi is the only one who spoke sense through her policies…so why you think I’m HH supporter is a misery though change was required. ..ask your self how your empty tin of President will control this bunch useless ministers like BUFFOON Kambwili, Bashi Nono, Sampa, Fossil Chikwanda most who stood against him.

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  8. Ma frend/s am telling u ar givn me a neg am not. Job seeker and a politician can not employee me becauze thre z no vacancy I don’t look for a job bt it looks for am comfortable.

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  9. Congratulations to Edgar and his team for the hard fought victory and not forgetting HH and his team for the good spirited fight. In other words, its good that PF continues because the mess these guys have done to this country in the past 3yrs is too much for anyone to undo them in less than 1yr 6mths before 2016 tripartite elections. HH delay is not denial.

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  10. HH Wawa !! We showed you how it is done.Ati Haleisa kanshi halepitilila palast aisanga ku chingwele cemetery.

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    • Ati..

      “Haleisa kanshi halepitililapa last aisanga ku chingwele cemetery”

      ..kikikikikikikikikikikiki to infinty and beyond…abena wanzelu namumfwa???

      Heheheh…. nice one Saulosi that’s gotta be the funniest thing Ive heard this year….ati “ku chingwele cemetery”

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    • You should be the last to make FUN of that after your former PF president (President of the Republic of Zed) died before finishing a term.

      Reflect more before you pass such insensitive JOKES.

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    • @Saulosi

      You are most likely from North Eastern Rhodesia (NER), Eastern and Bemba land.

      We hail from North Western Rhodesia (NWR); Barotse, Southern, Lamba/Lenje and North Western Province. We are proud and free. We work and don’t depend on government contracts riddled with corruption.

      As long as the current impasse continues NWR will ALWAYS vote UPND or another opposition that addresses its concerns.

      Lungu or Sata or Chiluba, we flourished and will do so.

      Check this out.

      However, we NWR do congratulate EC Lungu for having outwitted the cartel sponsored PF wrangles and it gave us immense pleasure to see Guy wa chikoti hand back the instruments that we understand Sata had left ELungu. Hail the President Lungu!!

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  11. HH you put up a spirited fight. Do not be discouraged, late Michael Sata lost in 2001, 2006, 2008 and in 2011 he made it. MCS cried foul in 2006 and 2008 but he soldiered on. It is very difficult to have a level playing field with ruling party, but never the less you performed well.

    It is also strategic to have strongholds do not be ashamed of that UNIP for many years had Eastern Province as their stronghold, you have to maintain the strong hold and then cast your nets wider to capture areas where you are perceived to be weak.

    Godfrey Miyanda has contested many Elections and lost no one has asked him to retire from politics it is his democratic right and that
    applies to you too. In 2001 Nervers Mumba stood on National
    Citizen’s Coalition and has not relented continues to…

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    • 2020vision I am referring to some bloggers who would like HH to call it quits this time, hence my reference to late MCS. We need a strong opposition in a Democratic setting to offer checks and balance. When MCS lost to late Levy Mwanawasa in 2006 he vowed to make Levy’s stay in State House uncomfortable.

      What bothers me is that others do not want HH to have a similar strong voice just because of his tribe. Fortunately for me I have no tribalism streak in my life, my closest friends are all from other tribes and races, I am also married to a different tribe. Tongas are as indigenous as any other tribe in Zambia.

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    • 2020 Vision you have serious problems. Leave HH alone. I do accept Lungu’s win with a very big question mark. Explain all the so called last minute things they were doing to get votes such as Scott in his capacity as Acting going to inspect projects but telling people to vote for Lungu or Lungu’s continued stay as Justice and Defense minister up until his the last day of election??? even Rupiah as corrupt and selfish of an old man he is, had to relinquish his power on last day of elections. Then you have payment of farmers two days before elections. Among other things… under fair playing field Lungu should have lost

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  12. Okay. Congratulations for now but I want those promises you made have to be fulfilled. New constitution so we can have a round two of elections and lower living costs. The average hardworking Zambian out there needs to have a better life. Lungu does not have the ability to rectify the economic damage the late MCS has caused and with the people around him he is bound to perform worse than the late MCS.

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  13. Now that the elections are finished is RB going to get a position for giving EL support? What happens to RB’s corruption case? RB was not doing all the campaigning for nothing. Will Dora Siliya get a ministerial post? What will happen to Guy Scott? He once fired EL in November last year?

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    • Indeed, what happens to RB cases, Dora cases, could EL do the Levy style? What position does he give Mugabe who also supported him??? Or does EL plan to co join with his Siamese twin??? lets wait & see his ball game. To everything there’s a price tag..

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    • Time to pay the piper. ..forget about fighting corruption when you were bankrolled by corrupt thugs.

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    • RB cases were politically motivated and instigated by Mmembe and Nchito as seen from the ‘evidence’ adduced in court. The right thing would be to drop them and Nchito should be made to account for his actions.

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  14. i dont want to hear anybody complain now,,,, you have your president and wage freeze stays on,,,,,, your benefit,,, Edgar lungu and cheap beer, so go and dance naked on the streets

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  15. I am a UPND supporter and a Tonga and have no apologies to make about that.
    I however consider myself Zambian first and Tonga 2nd unlike most PF supporters.
    My point: Congratulations guys in the PF for a well deserved win.We gave u a scare and a good run for your money! My Party President is HH and I love him and my Republican President is EL, I accept him and respect him and will support him as such.
    Come 2016,it will be a new ball game altogether.Well done EL!

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    • LET US STOP TALKING ABOUT TRIBES AND REGIONAL BELONGING. I AM NON PARTISAN WHO PUTS A CANDIDATE’S QUALITIES FIRST. IT IS WRONG TO SAY THAT E. LUNGU DESERVED VICTORY WHICH I KNOW HE STORE FROM HH. E. LUNGU IS AN ACCURSED PRESIDENT IN ZAMBIAN HISTORY WHO HAS NEVER WON THE MAJORITY’S OPINION STARTING FROM HIS PARTY CONVENTION. HE CROOKEDLY FORCED HIMSELF INTO LEADERSHIP AGAINST PEOPLE’ S WILL AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEIGHTENED VIOLENCE THAT THE COUNTRY HAS EXPERIENCED OF LATE. HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE IN STATE HOUSE. MAY CURSES MULTIPLY UPON HIM AND ROBERT MUGABE INCLUDING XEVIOR CHUNGU. HH IS STILL THE MOST RIGHTFUL MAN.

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  16. yaba to all those in the terrances brace for hard times ahead it’s suffer continue if you do’nt work hard your own to feed your family do’nt expect hand outs which most of you are used to.

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    • Yes the ‘tipempha boma kuti liti yanganepo’ mentality. A life of expectancy. EL is going into state house for himself and his family.

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  17. Opposition leaders must reflect on past losses and cultivate a spirit of joining hands to field one leader who is a favourite amongst them if they have to defeat the ruling party convincingly.

    One didn’t need to be a rocket scientist to predict that the majority of the smaller opposition parties were going nowhere slowly, but if they had put their weight behind the heavier opposition party or agreed strategic alliance it would have been different today. I can term some of these small parties as mere spoilers of the soup.

    As for PF they are glorious and relieved to be in position to
    complete their term and depending on how they will perform they may consolidate their position come 2016, but it will not be an easy road given Economic outlook.

    Otherwise all we need is a better…

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    • THE IDEA OG FORMING ALIANCES FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF REMOVING THE RULING PARTY FROM POWER IS ALSO NOT THE BEST FOR ZAMBIA. WHAT ABOUT OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM? IF WE ALL CONCENTRATE ON REMOVING THE PARTY IN POWER, THEN THE PARTY IN POWER WILL ALSO CONCENTRATE ON STRENGTHENING THEIR STAY IN POWER. AND BY DIVIDE AND RULE, THE RULING PARTY WILL ALWAYS EMERGE THE WINNER. UNLESS IN A REVOLUTION, WHICH ALSO TAKES A LONG TIME TO COME.
      THE COUNTRY NEEDS GOOD GOVERNANCE, CLEAR WORKABLE PLANS. EQUAL/OR EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN A ZAMBIA WHERE EVERYONE FEELS THAT THEY ARE RESPECTED. A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD WHICH ALLOWS THE BEST CONTENDER TO WIN. NO MISTRUSTS AND UNFOUNDED SUSPICIONS, NO TRIBALISM. GOVERNED UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION.

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    • My view was for the likes of Elias Chipimo, Nevers Mumba and Edith Nawaki and HH working together they are from the same generation and seem to have similar views on key issues.

      So its’ not just about consolidating for mere purpose of removing the ruling party but to offer a formidable opposition.

      Otherwise I totally agree with you on need to stamp out tribalism,
      upholding ethics of good governance and transparency etc.

      We need a strong and united nation.

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  18. I just have read the new President’s inaugural speech on UKZambians.

    I note that President Edgar Lungu, who started off the campaign two months ago with NO vision by his own admission, has now put together a summary of tasks he intends to work on from the “me too” promises he made along the way.

    Well, that’s a slight improvement from NO vision. One hopes that, health permitting, this new leader will Do What He Say He Will Do- (DWHSHWD). If he does not, then the citizens should vote him out if they value their Country. Anyone with a rational mind clearly knows the sympathy vote played a part in carrying EL into plot 1.

    2016 is just around the corner. I hope weekly ‘Katwaamba’ press meetings he has come up with will give him valuable feedback.

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    • @Countdown,

      You my friend have missed the plot completely.
      Majority of Zambian voters are vulnerable young adults who are easily swayed by swagger of the moment rather than by reason and vision. To them winning an election is an end in itself, like a game of football. You are a good example of such a vulnerable person, a free gift to crafty politicians to use as a door mart.

      A mature voter with exposure to how developed Countries have developed knows that elections are a means to an end, and not an end in themselves. He/she is swayed by reason and vision and not by swagger. I am not interested in an individual, but what he or she has to offer my Country, and I will push for results.

      I am sure this sounds strange to you because you are conditioned to being abused and you are…

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  19. Others had so much hope in their failed alliance, exaggerations that they will win the elections and the Mps left their own party and hoped to topple the Pf, shame on you and finally the people have spoken……….Congratulations His Excellency Hon. Edgar Chagwa Lungu for your victory.

    From your friends in Livingstone 2015

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  20. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. twalilila. nomba twaseka. get to work team el

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  21. From incept PF was doomed to fail inspite of great human capital with great ideas to development the country. Late President Sata’s mistake was to allow himself to be used to fight personal battles by elements like the cartel. This actions derailed the government focus on national ddevelopment to fixing citizenry who were perceived to be a threat as history can attest.
    it’s this lessons that HEEL must capture and knowledge manage the country. The recent evidence of a country balkanised on the basis of tribe must be courageously and honestly interrogated and find a remedy though not in totality but even just to alleviate this impediment to national development.
    Finally HEEL needs a positive contribution from all of us in the nation development, in the spirit of Servant Leadership.

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  22. Guys lets do this again,the last few days has been fun,kwati 2016 kwalepa but instead of beating him by 27000 will should beat him by 3 votes only,anyone with the phone number yaba director of elections twambe ukupanga ama conta.

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  23. The supporters of this NGO called upnd should even be happy that they managed to get such a number of votes! Come 2016, this NGO should be thrown into the political dustbin and that should be the end of the “political” career of their so called Moses! The biblical Moses was great and not this stooge who is making noise day and night! The chap is simply pathetic to say the least!

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  24. Am very sure very soon we shall remember HH. So guys don’t make fun of him. The guy has a vision for zambia. Let’s wait and see.

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  25. @ jane mulenga,

    You went missing but now yu have resurfaced.

    You are still claiming to be a pilot of kasama, are you sure ?

    You still dont know how many hours your had flown… you still dont know which plane you had had flown…

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  26. Since KK days a frog has been featured on election ballot papers as a candidate, and you know what, a frog has won more than most.
    Go back and reflect on how Lungu’s adoption to be candidate was conducted at Mulungushi, ask Miles Sampa. That’s how KK’s frog carries the day to this date.

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  27. Your Excellency Mr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU sir, quickly appoint your very serious team both at Ministerial and Parastatal levels and let those you will appoint genuinely help you deliver to the masses who surely need you.

    Most of these people only started aligning with you when it was clear that you will be the sixth President. If the these elections have taught us a lesson, it is that NEVER believe these who only want to cling to their positions but are not with you. They did with it Mr. SATA and if you leave them around, they will do the same to you.

    It’s time to be firm but fair ’cause there are many men and women who can do even far better than these pretenders. They left you alone when it mattered and they will do the same if you left them in these key institutions.

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    • In addition to the above…Your Excellency Sir, FRANKLY speaking we need people like as Brian Hapunda, Inonge Wina, Davies Chama, Harry Kalaba and less proud and distasteful CIVIL MASTERS like Fackson Shamenda, Chishimba Kambwili, Willie Nsanda, Nkandu Luo etc

      It is a difficult one to call because they played a role as well in seeing Team EL emerge victorious BUT the better good must prevail…

      Ultimately there are people in government that have done a lot of harm…just by being in government and holding key positions they are a liability to development…the decision Sir is yours to make but I should believe we are all stakeholders in the development of our nation so please take our pleas for serious and heartfelt consideration…

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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  28. So how come HH did not attend the inauguration but his campaign manager Dipak did? Is he still busy throwing out the toys from the pram?

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  29. Our President Mr Lungu must focus on these:
    1. Deliver the constitution
    2. Reduce mealie meal prices
    3. Supply farming inputs to farmers on time
    4. Pay farmers promptly and efficiently
    5. Collect taxes from all mines with fear
    6. Reorganize the energy sector VERY seriously (engine for development)
    7. Immediately stop casualisation by employers
    8. Promote job public and private driven employment
    9. Reduce cement price
    10. Look into workers welfare ( especially miners)
    11. Review major infrastructure contracts (roads, schools, health and electricity)
    12. Repeal the 65 years retirement condition to 55 years

    Am sure the earlier you act the better, not only for elections sake but for your own legacy.

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    • @36 Secret Code,
      You forgot one which he said was his priority:-
      Repay and reward all those who campaigned for him including Rupiah Banda.

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    • @36. Secret Code,
      Good you are touching the right stuff.
      Yes, thats part of WHAT he has to do.
      The question is HOW is he going to do it? I know he has no clue about the scope of work and support team skills required to make it happen because two months ago he said he had NO vision. He has since been copying and pasting during his “me too” campaigns.

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  30. I have left the animosities for the losers. I mean, what would I be doing responding to a loony who is responding to the pain of their loss? NADA! I am enjoying the victory. Sweet as it comes. There is no part of my body in which I can find an aota of harshness or pain! So, that which I am full of, I share with you.
    As for today, All Hakaindeans:
    I love you hakaindeans.
    I wish you quick recovery so that we meet again on the battle field.
    My joy shall be fulfiled as we also watch your Convention of ‘Only HH Can Lead UPND’
    May your heads come back to earth quickly.
    GET WELL SOON UPND!

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  31. Sorry on item 5. meant
    Collect taxes from mining firms without fear
    13. Pay retirees their dues promptly! NAPSA and LASF have gone to sleep and need to come out their slumber.
    14. Make Police Force to be efficient and professional, too wasteful and inhuman.

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  32. I have great respect for Dr. Mumba, in this election. The only one who made a concession speech. Your H.E. Lungu get to work! You have demonstrated how humility coupled with meaningful relationships bring success.

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  33. @24.1 Countdown,

    You my friend have missed the plot completely.
    Majority of Zambian voters are vulnerable young adults who are easily swayed by swagger of the moment rather than by reason and vision. To them winning an election is an end in itself, like a game of football. You are a good example of such a vulnerable person, a free gift to crafty politicians to use as a door mart.

    A mature voter with exposure to how developed Countries have developed knows that elections are a means to an end, and not an end in themselves. He/she is swayed by reason and vision and not by swagger. I am not interested in an individual, but what he or she has to offer my Country, and I push for results.

    I am sure this sounds strange to you because you are conditioned and happy to being abused.

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  34. @36. Secret Code,
    Good you are touching the right stuff.
    Yes, thats part of WHAT he has to do.
    The question is HOW is he going to do it?

    I know he has no clue about the scope of work and support team skills required to make it happen because two months ago he said he had NO vision. He has since been copying and pasting during his “me too” campaigns.

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  35. Hate or love it,Edgar Lungu is our Zambian 6th President,meaning EL is the president for us all, HH inclusive,wow nice one!!!!!I CAN IMAGINE HOW UPND CADRES ARE FEELING BY SEEING EDGAR LUNGU,A MAN THEY CALLED ALL SORTS OF NAMES IN STATE HOUSE AND ALMOST DAILY ON TV-HEY AMAZING!!!FOR SURE GOD IS GREAT!!!!please UPND replace HH with a non tonga leader or brave yourselves for a huge defeat in 2016!!!TAKE NOTE:PF HAS 7 PROVINCES NOW AS STRONGHOLDS AND PF WILL GET 90% MP SEATS IN THOSE AREAS IN 2016!!!so it wont be any easy for UPND now!!!

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  36. Okay the election is over and we have a president what should be of worry is why only about 2 million should cast a vote to decide the steward and whether the promises that were made to better peoples’ lives would materialize.

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