President Edgar Lungu with Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda during his Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Stadium on January 25,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu with Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda during his Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Stadium on January 25,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu has gotten down to work by making his first two appointments to fill the position of Justice Minister and that of Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations.

President Lungu has appointed Home Affairs Minister Ngosa Simbyakula as Justice minister. Mr Lungu appointed Dr Simbyakula during his inauguration ceremony as 6th Republican President at Heroes National Stadium in Lusaka
today to expeditiously oversee the release of the Constitution.

“I want to hand you a new Constitution. We will definitely release a people-driven Constitution. That is why I am appointing someone I trust can do a good job as Justice minister, to ensure that it is released,” Mr Lungu said.

He said the release of the Draft Constitution would be done through a roadmap that was released recently.

Mr Lungu also said he was going to hold a briefing this morning to announce the appointment of other ministers to his Cabinet. He said some of the current ministers would be maintained while others would be replaced.

The second appoint is that of the then First Secretary for Press at Zambia’s High Commission in London Amos Chanda. Mr Chanda has been appointed as President Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations.

Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska announced the appointment in a brief statement.

Position of Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations was previously help by George Chellah

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184 COMMENTS

    • President Lungu worked in legal department at one of the prestigious financial institutions in Zambia. Lungu I know is a hard working, focused and sincere person. He is a humble person but not a pushover. I earnestly believe and humbly request fellow Zambians to give him full support to deliver on his promises. Next 20 months will be challenging for him to undo the last 40 months lawlessness and free for all conduct of some of the so-called ministers, MPs, Civil Servants who could not be disciplined due to late President Sata’s ill health. President Lungu, congratulations and hope one day we, your colleagues of 1980s can stand up and feel proud of you. Cheers!

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    • A visionless Kachasu Man.

      I am just waiting to attend your burial just as I have attended your inauguration.

      But some Zambians are people with a mind of a retaded person.

      Surely, how do you vote for a person you rightly know that

      he enjoys beer and is even finding it difficult to read a speech.

      He doesnt even know the time when to make appointments,

      When one sees the Kachasu Man, he is seeing a moving coffin.

      I hate to be a Zambian, the Chibuku Man should consider,

      stepping down on medical grounds,

      Greetings to all bloggers including the shameless ones that insult

      and abuse a humble but forcused Bemba Woman like me.

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    • @ 1.1 Ndobo,
      even in humiliating defeat you still open your stinky mouth like you have done in the past. which bar? did you see a bar at heroes stadium. you chaps have slow punctured brains. let edgar get to work peacefully and quietly not with your under 5 cheap mentality noise, we wont allow you. who told you and your overrated president to lose to a new comer

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    • I thought Hapunda was going to take this job, ,, he was with Edgar lungu from the hard times to the end,, even got fired by Scot for protecting Edgar Lungu,,,,sorry i forgot he is tonga..,,, and there is no tribalism in PF

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    • haters can hate, BP will even accumuate for 18 months to pass, if u like indo seed nangu umuti waba koswe, u can take to relief yourselves, EL stil the president anyway, huhh, EL

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    • Simbyakula Justice minister my foot. This guy is being rewarded for almost downing HH ‘s helicopters. Next he will be sending thugs to beat you up if fail to attend PF meetings or rallies.

      Is this really what Zambians want?

      I hear henry Banda is in the country and will attend the inaugration party tonight at state house.

      Now People should understand, that Sata and PF are liars who branded RB and his sons to be thieves for political expedience and only to embrace them and reward them with posts in government.

      No surprise at all such is typical African politics.

      More suffering awaits you guys in Zambia. More especially those of you voted for Lungu expecting jobs and more money will soon cry blood and die soon.

      For us in UPND, we are self sustaining and are not affected…

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    • In a huge way I feel this is a huge blessing in disguise for HH.

      In the coming days weeks and months, people will start to realise that PF is a bunch of fools without any plan at all.

      Mwamba, has been dribbled again. Shame. May be it too early, he may land some ministerial post some where but I doubt it cos RB ‘s people are also lining up for jobs.

      VPs RB , Luo and Inoge wina. Kambwili will be out in a month also. Muhabi might take Finance in a month also. Chikwanda will move to state house. Dora will take information ministry while katema will be rested. Shamenda will be out soon. Sampa will also be dropped or given provincial ministry. Scot might go back Agric ministry while Simuunsa Southern province minister to replace Munkombwe.

      These are guesses folks.

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    • Iwe ka palibe Wanzelu, why are you always bitter you loser. You were 140% sure of winning but you’ve been clobbered. So keep quiet.ur sounding like a broken record…you are always insulting people to be dull and f00ls and u expect to win…next year it will be worse…n0nsense

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    • 18 MONTHS OR NOT HE IS STILL GONNA BE CALLED PRESIDENT AND THERE’LL NEVER BE THE 6TH PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA AGAIN BUT HIM. WHETHER HE LOSES IN 2016 OR NOT HE HAS BEEN “THE PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA”. PERIOD!!! OH AND HE WON BEATING HH, THIS TOO GOES DOWN IN HISTORY WHETHER U LIKE OR HATE.

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    • I hate to sound like this,but its a bitter pill to swallow for my brothers and sisters in the upnd.Like i have always stated,elections are not won by online popularity and the masses that attend your rallies.Anyway,i saw Dr Ngosa’s appointment coming but Amos’ is a surprise,i had EM or BH in mind for that job.

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    • Brian Hapunda will not be forgotten, the man is a rising star in PF and I know HEEL will appoint him to an equally important position..Brian Hapunda is the new face of PF that HEEL spoke of..out with the old and in with the new…

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • Your Excellency Sir, FRANKLY speaking in addition to Amos Chanda we also need more of the likes of Brian Hapunda, Inonge Wina, Davies Chama, Harry Kalaba and less proud and distasteful CIVIL MASTERS like Fackson Shamenda, Chishimba Kambwili, Willie Nsanda etc

      It is a difficult one to call because 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 a tough one and is yours alone 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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    • Iwe ndobo sure – ???? ati mu bar! Let’s Pls give the guy some honeymoon & breathing space to impress!!!

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    • EMMANUEL MWAMBA WANTS INFORMATION MINISTER GOOD LORD A KILLER.
      THIEF HAPUNDA WANTS SOUTHERN PROVINCE
      MULUSA WANTS FINANCE OR COMMERCE WHEN HES NOT A FACTOR IN NORTH WESTERN AND MASUMBA EX CONVICT.
      MULONGOTI WANTS DEFENCE OR WORKS
      KAMBWILI WANTS HOME AFFAIRS /LABOUR/DEFENCE GOOOOOODLORD FIRE THIS MAN DOES NO GOOD.
      MILES SAMPA,LUO TWAFWA ,KALABA AND INONGE WANTS VP IN CASE CAKOLWA KICKS THE BUCKET
      GIVEN WANTS FOREIGN
      JEAN KAPATA WANTS HEALTH UGLY WOMEN OR TOURISM
      MUMBI WANTS TO BE NOMINATED
      MASUMBA EX CONVICT YAKU .
      I FOR ONE ALL THESE ARE BASTARDS
      WHO GETS DPP?
      WHO REPLACES MUSA MWENYE
      PIPO ARE QUEING FOR JOBS ALREADY
      RB YOUR PRESIDENT WE TOLD YOU DIDNT WE
      THEY ARE HAVING STATE LUNCHEONS WITH FINE WINES WHILE SOME OF YOU GUYS ARE STARVING AND YOU ARE CELEBRATING…

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    • Ndobo and fullish wanzelu are fuulls. Promoting hate speech when you are not staying in Zambia is showing that you have no interest in Zambia. So stop it and if you want to stay foolisHH do it in your house.

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    • Well hate HH all you like but the fact still remains he is a huge personality in both politics and business world.

      Today, Lungu and his team have just paid HH and his associates over K15000. for supplying the beef which you PF minions are busy enjoying.

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    • If there is a fool who is going to die of bitterness, is Jean Mulenga. Time for useless politicking is over. A good number of bloggers from Halibelela Hukulusa and company are now sobering up and accepting the people’s choice one EL. So my dear I know you are not a lady but a man, grow up and stop living in the past.

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    • 18 months in power? You are a big joker of the Jubille. President Lungu will govern ZAMBIA for the next ten (10) solid years. As PF, we have known our mistakes and we Know what to do. Once beaten twice shy.

      H.E. has our genuine full support and loyalty not for appeasement but the benefit of ALL ZAMBIANS. They will be no room for passengers in PF, it’s a new chapter.

      PF NOW MEANS PEOPLE FIRST

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    • @2020 Vision. No need to be emotional and utter such stupid and empty statement. Shows how visionless and dumb you are. Articulate issues and comment responsibly. I have no doubt you must be Emmanuel Mwamba or related to one of EL’s people. Me, Wanzelu, HH and team HH want the best for our country and we want to delivery sustainable development and create the best economic and social enviroment for the future Zambian generation. You can hate comment all you like but we will continue to fight for the hardworking average Zambian, poor zambian, and even those that did not vote for us, even you. Beacuse the current situation in Zambia is bad and everyone can agree with that. We love Zambia. God bless.

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    • 2020 Vision. It seems u have a learning prblem so I need to repeat myself. Me, HH, Wanzelu and others supporting HH, are here to defend our country and give the best to our people. We will fight for the poor and bring the best for Zambia. Quality leadership is what this country needs and will get. No tribal or insults will stop us. Soldier on my brother. Flight HH has just boarding for a better Zambia.You seem to the only one causing problems on this website. LT please ban people like this.

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    • Whether 18/12 or 18yrs in power it’s okay! Don’t let that bother you but be concerned with how to get there even for 3/7, if it will ever happen.

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    • The opposition is already working with PF as an opposition, that’s what the word means. We provided checks and balance. We have asked you to recognize Chanda Sosala, please do that, we have said give us a people driven constitution with a 50+1 voting requirement. Do that, we have asked for a Government representative of all colours of theZambian people not justMuchinga ,Northern and ” wako in wako” . You are yet to do that.

      Our first task was to accept the results that were fraudulently acquired, we know that if Zambia burns our wealth and property will also go up in flames , we are not so selfish that we would rather rule than let you make a fool of yourself in the face of the international community. We congratulate you wish you the best ,but we know your incompetence will soon…

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  1. Only in Zambia can people make the same mistake by voting in a man with questionable character and a party that proved to be clueless. basic infrastructures that govt has duty to provide has now become party achievements. a sign of poverty. good luck to all the.munyelos that voted him in. but nature has a way of dealing with such anomalies. wait and see

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    • @new educated Zambian

      Say that again my friend. Jumping from the frying pan into the fire to completely burn out, thats what Zambians have chosen.

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    • SOMETIMES SEEING YOUR FELLOW AS CLUELESS IS ONLY A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE. ACTUALLY THE ONE YOU SEE AS GOOD LEADER WITH “A VISION” IN REALITY MIGHT NOT ACTUALLY BE. IT IS GOOD ALWAYS TO BE OPEN-MINDED THAN STUBBORNLY BLIND YOURSELF TO SEE REALITY. EMBRACE THE CURRENT CHANGE AND MOVE ON. IF ANOTHER CHANGE COMES IN 2016, EMBRACE IT TOO.. THAT’S REALITY OF THIS LIFE.

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    • @2. CLUELESS!!!????
      A GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTING ROADS AND BRIDGES ATI CLUELESS! HMMMMM! LOOK HERE MY FRIEND- THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THE BEST PARTY HAS WON. AND THE WORST CANDIDATE FOR THE WORST PARTY(IES) HAVE DEFINITELY LOST. THE GOOD LOSERS HAVE CONCEDED DEFEAT. THE ALWAYS BITTER ONES WITH NO HOPE OF BEING IN LEADERSHIP DUE TO THEIR WRONG POLITICS ON THE WRONG GROUND HAVE LOST. SO, ARE YOU ALSO SAYING THE ELECTORATE ARE CLUELESS ABOUT WHOM THEY WERE VOTING FOR? PEOPLE ARE NOW RIDING ON SMOOTH ROADS YOU THINK THEY CAN MAKE A MISTAKE OF WHICH PARTY THEY STILL NEED IN OFFICE? MY FRIEND THINK TWICE.

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    • Many people know the character of HH and know that is rich and hard working and that is the president of UPND. And made many promises that are not possible because Zambia does not have that kind of money. The whole budget of Zambia per year cannot meet the cost of road or rail infrastructure. So where is he going to find the money to meet the cost of promises he made? His Excellency E Lungu is also hard working in his area of specialization. Edgar’s case concerning a client was resolved that’s why he was given back the license to practice. With HH people are still wondering how he became very rich? He needs to convince the people that he did not steal during the time the mines where being sold. Corruption was blamed for selling the mines at very low prices. Respect other peoples choices

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  2. I expected HH to share the votes in CB & Lusaka provinces because of mixed ethnicity & more importantly the population being more informed/ politically reactive than rural areas (Good progress though in “NE Rhodesia”). HH, U put up a good fight but this was spoilt by opportunists. Mukombwe’s speech about a tonga president did a lot of damage to non traditional UPND voters who shud otherwise have given U their vote as it reinforced the “ethnicity dogma suspicion”. My advice to U, HH is to forget about court appeals (waste of time) continue campaigning & get rid of the likes of Munkombwe. Thanks for providing checks & balances! Zambian “democracy” needs checks! To EL there is no time to waste embrace your “enemies” within & outside PF that can add value e.g. Scott

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    • There is Shelf Life to everybody. President Lungu shall seek guidance and consult whenever and wherever needed but shall appoint his cabinet, PSs, CEOs, Regulators etc. from upcoming professionals with integrity. Nationalists, like Guy Scott, Simon Zukas, KK, Grey Zulu, Madam Kankasa etc. shall be consulted, honoured and looked after.

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    • thats very st.upid reasoning,,, RB used the same tribal card and asked easterners to vote for an easterner,,, Nevers and his team used the same tribal card in chisali,,, so its only tribalism if its coming from tongas…

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    • he also needs to get rid of maureen matako mwanawasa, canicius scruff banda, richards ” i take leave to save my business” kapita, dipak”muchende wakwa mulamu wakwe” Patel, Daniel “bafoon” munkombwe, Silvia”jezebel ” masebo, plus many other gold diggers that joined him.

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    • @ Quest.

      well said, there is no time to wait for edger, he need to settle down quickly and take the reins.

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    • @3.2 Ndobo: Look at my contribution in the context of advising someone who lost by a mere 20 something thousand votes & helping him becoz I think he has something to offer. Contestants that matter NOT jokers! There is not enough space to write an essay & condemn each & every incident of tribalism e.g the tribalism of MMD’s Mulobeka Bemba tribalism etc. Nevers was even beaten by Nawakwi. It is people like U that want just yap & think with your heart rather than you brain that fail to give sound advice/(MISLEAD) HH. Munkombwe fu*ked up & I have no apologies to make! He cost HH a probable victory. Take it or leave it. Thats my opinion!

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    • @Quest,

      Based on differences in characteristics which you f00lishly now call tribalism, colonialists divided Zambia into NE and NW Rhodesia. This is the answer to your story. Whatever you will say about HH and Lungu border on this demarcation. F00lishly the NE people are calling NW R people tribalist. This is hating. So NW R people are now advocating for the demarcation. We know the boundary. Stay where you are. You will be naturalized.

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    • [email protected] Janza Kumbele: I feel for U. It hurts to lose an election so closely! But who am I to divide a country! I am just a blogger! Keep track of your blood pressure! Human life including yours is sacred! Adios!

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    • @Quest,
      I didn’t loose any election. I am for any Zambian. What I hate is this stupidity of calling others tribalists, ,,, they will never rule..bar.. bra .. bra. I feed myself and I don’t eat from politicks. So I never lost a any money. I don’t care who rules but the nosence these dogs say hurts me. Lungu maneuvered cleverly to presidency and I like him.

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    • Do you think PF is dull my friend? I don’t think so. What I know is that the PF victory over MMD went to its head and hence the party went to sleep. God being Who He is, didn’t want that to happen and hence this election has opened up our eyes.

      If we had gone like that in 2016, surely the opposition ( not UPND) could have dislodged us from power, but thanks to Him who has good plans for us has brought in Mr. Lungu and I can safely say, it’s going to be alright with PF. DO NOT UNDERRATE THE PRESIDENT H.E. MR CHAGWA LUNGU AND I KNOW WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT.

      If I were in UPND, I would rather think twice with its current president called HH. He has no slight chance in 2016 against Mr. Lungu believe me.

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    • WHETHER MUNKOMBWE OR NO MUNKOMBWE, EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU WAS GONNA CARRY THE DAY. IN FACT YOU SHOULD BE SAYING THE DIVISIONS IN PF DID A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THE EXTENT OF PERMITTING HH-UPND TO COME CLOSE TO SMELLING PLOT 1. WITHOUT SQUABLES IN PF (AND MMD), MMD WOULD HAVE BEEN SECOND, FDD THIRD AND THEN OTHERS INCLUDING UPND.

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  3. A DRUNKARD, MUSLIM BUT SICK BOKO HARAM PRESIDENT ILLIGALLY SWORN IN AS ZAMBIA’S SICK PRESIDENT.
    ‘””””atasee!!!!!

    I am just waiting to attend your burial just as I have attended your inauguration.

    But some Zambians are people with a mind of a retaded person.

    Surely, how do you vote for a person you rightly know that

    he enjoys beer and is even finding it difficult to read a speech.

    He doesnt even know the time when to make appointments,

    When one sees the Kachasu Man, he is seeing a moving coffin.

    I hate to be a Zambian, the Chibuku Man should consider,

    stepping down on medical grounds,

    Greetings to all bloggers including the shameless ones that insult

    and abuse a humble but forcused Bemba Woman like me.

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    • Jane BP will kill you. If you UPND cadres have such brilliant ideas maybe you should share them with the rest of the country. All am saying is right now we need to Provide constructive criticism as hatred will not take us anywhere.

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    • You mean for 18 months you will be this bitter?…it’s painful ayi? Whether EL dropped dead now, he is your president, whether u like it or not. Infact you have said the worst. So nothing you say is painful to anyone but yourself. EL has won and will win 2016. So your heart should be strong for the coming years of pain, you f00l. And if he died now, he will be buried as a president at embassy park and will go down in history. What about you? It’s poverty all the way, hence the bitterness

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    • We will attend yours at Chingwere first our President. Shame on you and your insultologist. You jealous man with breasts. We know you are muslim and chief captain of Boko haram in Zambia. Go back to Nigeria.

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    • @ Jane Mulenga

      Iwe chi Jane Mulenga, it’s your HH who is sick. ECL is perfectly fit and well and will be around till 2026. He defeated your heavily sponsored HH by local and international crooks who wanted to mortgage ZAMBIA in 28 days of non stop campaigns covering the vastness of Zambia day in day out.

      Whilst your HH was busy sleeping with Maureen, H.E. was at work and the results are there for all to see. Ask your HH why he was moving like a headless chicken accusing everyone to have stolen the votes that never were?

      If you live in a glass house don’t throw stones or some will throw stones back at you.

      Now be gone.

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    • TWANWA, AGAIN. JANE MULENGA DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT MEANS? IT MEANS MORE SOCIAL LIFE AFTER HARD WORK HAS BEEN DONE. IF EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU DRINKS- THAT’S A DESIRABLE IN LIFE. PEOPLE CAN’T JUST BE WORKING WITHOUT SOCIALISING. WORK HARD, PLAY HARD.

      IF YOU DON’T DRINK THEN DEFINITELY YOU ARE INVOLVED IN MORE SEX (ILLICIT OR NOT). IN FACT WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO DOES WHAT OTHER ORDINARY PEOPLE DO. NOT A CHONGOLOLO PRESIDENT UWAIPANGA.
      BY THE WAY CONGRATULATIONS MWE NTUNGULUSHI BA LUNGU. WE ARE VERY HAPPY ABOUT YOUR VICTORY.

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  4. ba LT make collection were you have written president Edgar Lungu with the acting chief justice during his inauguration on january 24,2015. its on 25th and not 24th.

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    • Iwe Suban we know your Bemba language has a lot of missing letters and you are confirming it. It is coRRection not collection.

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  5. Congrats Amos Chanda, he is the right man for the job. One that will serve the nation and provide sound guidance to the kateka. My brother i salute your humility and i look forward to meeting you soon so that i can physically congratulate.

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    • You are right Chanda has better credentials for this job. I wonder why people are even comparing Chanda to Hapunda (just because Hapunda is Tonga! – this nation has gone to the dogs). I am sure Hapunda will be given some other job.

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  6. It’s ok , he is following Satas vision, even in his appointments. Let him do that the “occupied lands ” west , central . south and Nw are still watching. We are not as few as you think. PF has not heard the message and believe they will be able to rig again.

    Great news is that some ministers will not be retained. So while those ministers loss their jobs. All the other PF cadres can enjoy a braii from one of HH farms and their relatives can go to Manda hill in which he has shares.

    Funny how people can laugh at HH who he is comfortable and has all he needs, the poor have been deceived by these job seekers while others have had their votes stolen. HH has not lost. Without him most of the policies announced today would not have been made. It is Zambia which has lost HH.

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    • @Arithmetic

      Aluta continua in UPND under our able and visionary leader HH.

      For now he will continue to lead from opposition as he has done.

      HH has not lost at all. Its the jobs seekers and the poor Zambian majority who have lost out big time by allowing Lungu under PF to dupe them.

      HH will continue to enjoy and provide for his extended family members and his workers without any sweat at all.

      The only winner here is Lungu and his family. Lungu will soon join Zambia and Africa ‘s rich list. Already I hear $2million has touched his account in secret Nigerian deals organised by RB.

      In his personal capacity lungu has don really well. As a leader Zambia in some deep sh1t.

      Viva HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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    • Now do something about the rigging, you coward, instead of making empty threats hidden behind a computer/ Chinese phone

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    • @7.2, IT’S A WONDER HOW ALL LOSERS OCCUPY THE POSITION OF VISIONARY. MAYBE, YOU JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT THE WORD VISIONARY MEANS. PLEASE JUST GOOGLE. THE CHAT IS NOW GRADUATING WITH A PhD IN LOSING ATI ALIBA VISIONARY. WHAT A LAUGH!

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    • As long as people claim HH is rich and comfortable, he will not rule the poor. People are not interested in someone’s riches for a vote. Otherwise Obama, Mandela, KK, MCS, Chiluba, Kenyatta, Nyerere would have not become presidents. It starts to sound like HH wants to become president as a favour to the poor Zambians. No, he wants to be president because he is motivated for some personal gain, status etc. Otherwise why fight so hard to serve others who do not seem to know that they need your help!

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  7. Lungu sounds intelligent maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.replacing george chellah with someone mature was long overdue….

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  8. Amos seems to be a level headed guy. Can you imagine if the post of Press Aide went to the likes of Emmanuel Mwamba or Hapunda? That would be George Chellah reloaded. I may not have supported EL, but I applaud him for making this wise appointment. Advice to Amos, continue being a nice guy we have known you. Don’t be like your predecessor. Don’t disappoint the majority who are happy with your appointment. Be above board, no childish, vindictive and demeaning statements. Opposition leaders are national leaders as well and deserve respect. Never coin derogatory words like merchant of death to address EL opponents. I wish you well Amos and I know you will read this statement.

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    • But they are merchants of death, already they are saying he was sick and could not attend the inauguration.

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  9. tiye nayo…..tomorrow more appointments…chitimukulu to be Gazetted….and the ball will keep Rowling as for other presidential aspirants they will just be watching from the terrace….shiki polomia..

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  10. Well so far so good I guess.I have a low opinion of the man but if he continues on this path, I could be won over.I hope the ministerial appointments tomorrow will be level headed.Get rid of Kambwili, Luo, Kapata, Sichinga and recall all the ambassadors. Let him appoint from the opposition like Situ mbeko Musokotwane.Importantly get rid of that fossil at BOZ called Gondwe.

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  11. I like these 2 appointments, very objective and stand up people. Simbyakula is a constitutional lawyer and he will rise up to deliver a people’s long awaited driven constitutional to the Zambians with due diligence. Amos Chanda, well his such a stand up man,well collected and competent enough for the job, atleast we have a mature person now unlike that he goat called George. 20 months is too little a time to do a recommendable job with good results hence EL needs very good ministers, very hard working team to deliver at least in most projects otherwise it will not be easy for him in 2016.

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  12. FAREWELL SPEECH TO HAKAINDE HICHILEMA AFTER THE ELECTIONS.

    Mr hh popularly known as Halusa Hanaka. As u finally retire back to your farm as a cattle farmer we would like to congratulate u for managing a second position in the last elections. We hope u now realise that the game u joined is not for boys like u but for men like Edgar and RB. We advise that u go back to kalomo and contest for the ward chairman, councillor and mp then later we may consider u for a president. It’s unfortunate u were surrounded and misled by those foolish *****s who were just interested in your cattle and blood money like the black widow Maureen, the ugliest woman in zambia nalumango, the seasonal bitch masebo and not forgetting the fattest man without brains gbm. We knew u couldn’t make it coz of your…

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  13. AN appeal to all fellow Zambians back home Edgar Lungu is now our republican president who deserves our respect regardless of our party affiliation please let forge ahead elections are over . a humble appeal to all my fellow UPND members let us show our maturity one day our time will come I know what transpired during the elections is heart breaking but as a christian i have looked to God and i am getting over the pain God bless Zambia ZAMBIA FORWAD

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  14. please people it one Zambia one nation,yes elections are over and all we should wish his excellency EL is all the best and to live in good health and to HH thank you for giving the pf a good run keep on giving checks and balances and aswell thank you for practising a good democracy.One Zambia One Nation…Zambia!!!!!!….One!!!!

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  15. I wish I wasn’t Zambian, Its embarrassing. We are people who are so short sited. Anyway let’s continue our poverty mentality. Ubukaka ubwabulane nchito but ninshi umuntu ekela mu chawama takweto no buunga. Continue celebrating your poverty. In no time you wont even be getting your salaries elyo mukambe regreting. Normal people would not put a vote on a person who can’t even articulate himself.
    Congratulations to Zambia for breaking a record by choosing a president with a criminal record.

    You can insult all you want and call me names, as much as you want, at least I liberated myself in diaspora. Iam living a normal life. Konkanyenipo ukuya ku ma order at 3am to try and educate your children. Kaili muli fipuba.

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    • @Milimo, a person may not be eloquent in speech but could be well talented in being a good listener and good thinker; which are also important attributes for Leadership. Lungu is coming from a very difficult situation to emerge as a President and has a huge task ahead to deal with pressing issues affecting the people. If EL is a criminal why was he not jailed?The problems you mentioned that people in our slums or entire country face cannot be solved overnight. Even HH could not address poverty in the remaining 20 months! Was HH going to erase Chawama and build decent homes and provide mealie meal for everybody in 20 months? Poverty reduction is a long term project that every govermment that comes shall keep addressing. For now let us hope for the best and make constructive criticism!

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    • Mu diaspora!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kwati pali nefyo muchita mwembutushi mwe. You can’t even afford to get a ticket for a holiday home. Mulebepa abashaisako. Otherwise kuwayawaya fye. A lizard in Africa will never be a crocodile in Europe, Australia, USA or even South Africa. Twalimishiba.

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  16. I belive EL will do a better job. EL has some good characters; good listerner, calm and collected, humble and hard working. Hate or love him he is our President henceforth.

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      I doubt it very much because I know Lungu personally. Lungu is implementing Mugabe ‘s orders.

      Every morning, Zambians will be paying his telephone to phone Mugabe and consult on many issues that will leave him bewildered.

      Best thing is that, all his children and those of his relatives and close connections are coming to the UK to study while some will go the states on free education by Zambian government. And yet some PF minions were saying its impossible to provide free education in Zambia.

      Chikwanda has been tasked to look for money before he is replaced by the end of this month.

      The only man to save Zambia is HH. And his time is 2016, in which he will win by a huge majority such that, even PF ‘s rigging methods will fail.

      Viva HH.

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  17. EL faces tremendous challenges to address issues of constitution, mining fiscal policy and the high cost of living. The time is short to tackle positively these critical issues, but it’s long enough to mess up

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  18. E.L should quickly settle in office and take the reins with confidence. he only has a few months as president before the next general elections to prove to us that he has what it takes to lead the country.

    @jana
    why so bitter…. where you are your husband promised a better living had hh won….hehehe.

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  19. Please give hh a post. So that gets bit of insight of govt operations.

    Why did he fail to show up today at heroz stadium.

    Is he that bitter.

    Let him showw a big heart capable of handling 14 miillion people

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    • @Zabwino palibe

      HH is comfortable my friend. He does not need the tiny government salary which most of the other party leaders are lining up for. Nevers Mumba is more than willing to join PF for a ministrial post just like Nawakwi, Chipimo and the others. I will be surprised if these leaders don’t accept anything from Lungu to garner support for 2016.

      We in UPND want him to remain resolute and provide leadership and guidance to Lungu and his PF bunch of thieves from the opposition.

      I personally do not want HH to make the same mistake Tsvangrai(Zimbabwe), Odinga (kenya) and Nicky Clegg(UK) made and now they have become politically irrelevant in their countries.

      We are ok to continue offering checks and balances from the opposition bench thank you.

      Viva HH.

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  20. Congratulations to Lungu his entire team and supporters. It has been a journey and may democracy prevail. To my fellow UPND supporters let us remember that the only reason we get involved in the political process is because we all want a better Zambia. There can be no progress in animosity. We will regroup reorganise and meet here again in 12 months. May God bless Zambia and each of her citizens. Oh and just a note Ilike the aappointment of Simbyakula he is very educated and intelligent. From what I gather quite principled too.

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    • @Loadist

      Simbyakula is a savage who sent thugs to down HH ‘s helicopters in shiwangandu and you call that id0it principled.

      My friend, on line PHDs in useless subjects like theology and other vikwakwas take you no where. Most people have them, but can not survive without bootleaking the government of the day.

      I respect a villager who has no qualification at all than this thug because he is able to grow his farming business from strength to strength amid robbery by the thieving PF.

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  21. I am so joyful that I can’t find any animosity for the Hakaindean’s reactions. Just full of joy and love. Every reaction I read from any sore Hakaindean gives me relief and a sweet smile on my face.

    In the next few months, I long to watch the drama at the UPND convention. Do they keep a 12 year 4 time loser or do they elects a clean, energetic young man like Mweetwa? Do they go by “Only-A-Hakainde” can be president of UPND?
    2016, we are giving them a sure drubbing so that at 100 constituencies, HH will have conceded defeat for the first time. He may do well to retire & push from behind.
    ULUSE!

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    • Wishfull thinking my friend, there won’t be any all. Us in UPND are not disorganised like you in PF.

      We will never replace HH who has evidently won this election but its been stolen from him.

      Viva HH the only man to liberate Zambia from the shackles of misery.

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  22. From the celebrations i saw on Lusaka streets last night,i can confirm that PF is still very loved by so many Zambians!!PEOPLE WERE SINGING THAT HH AMWA DOOM!!with good weather plus new and younger registered voters in 2016 on board and good voter turn out in 7 provinces which are now PF strongholds,HH must forget about winning in 2016!!he wont even be anyway near Edgar Lungu!!!plus tongas have taught us how to vote on tribal lines,opposition will cry more next year!!!CONGRATS PF AND OUR NEW 6TH PRESIDENT EDGAR C.LUNGU!!!NOW WE CAN WORK AND SLEEP WITH PEACEFUL MINDS!!!

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  23. Your Excellency Sir, FRANKLY speaking in addition to Amos Chanda we also need more of the likes of Brian Hapunda, Inonge Wina, Davies Chama, Harry Kalaba and less proud and distasteful CIVIL MASTERS like Fackson Shamenda, Chishimba Kambwili, Willie Nsanda etc

    It is a difficult one to call 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 a tough one and is yours alone 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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    • 2020 Vision (Emmanuel Mwamba) leave Wanzelu alone. People like you are the ones bringing Zambia down. The PF have destroyed this country economically and socially. Zambia and Zambians deserve better. Me and Wanzelu want the best for our people. We all know EL and his corrupt advisor RB do not mean for Zambia.

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    • @2020 Vision. No need to be emotional and utter such stupid and empty statement. Shows how visionless and dumb you are. Articulate issues and comment responsibly. I have no doubt you must be Emmanuel Mwamba or related to one of EL’s people. Me, Wanzelu, HH and team HH want the best for our country and we want to delivery sustainable development and create the best economic and social enviroment for the future Zambian generation. You can hate comment all you like but we will continue to fight for the hardworking average Zambian, poor zambian, and even those that did not vote for us, even you. Beacuse the current situation in Zambia is bad and everyone can agree with that. We love Zambia. God bless.

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    • 2020 Vision. It seems u have a learning prblem so I need to repeat myself. Me, HH, Wanzelu and others supporting HH, are here to defend our country and give the best to our people. We will fight for the poor and bring the best for Zambia. Quality leadership is what this country needs and will get. No tribal or insults will stop us. Soldier on my brother. Flight HH has just boarding for a better Zambia.You seem to the only one causing problems on this website. LT please ban people like this.

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  24. Jane Mulenga at comment 1.4. you should just accept that EL is your President whether you insult him or not. One thing that you seem not to know is that only God sustains each and everybody’s life including yourself. You have no authority to predict death of a person. Will you ask for forgiveness from God for your words on President Edgar Lungu. This is an advice.

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  25. Ba Wanzelu, Jane, Jessy, Pretty et al. Your lack of respect and insolence will never ever earn your favourite candidate any extra votes. You lot actually helped HH loose! Thank you!

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    • Iwe Lungu won’t feed me and my family ok. So I do not need to respect him for nothing. If he wants my respect he has to earn it.

      Otherwise he can go to hell with his forged victory and hung self period.

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    • @Satanist wanzelu (Larry Mweetwa)..your uncle HH will soon stop paying for your bills at that mental hospital you are staying at in the UK..we expect your evil bitter hide to be deported back soon…that hate you keep in your heart will just kill you mwana…you are a sick person and all your predictions have been proven to be false, you are full of crap..a proven liar and promoter of hate speech anyone who believes the lies you have been peddling is even duller than you hahaha…hopeless cretin you are!!! How does it feel wanzelu to lose for the 4th time???You !diot!!!!

      (wanzelu for the record you have wished death on HEEL so dont lie as you always do when we accuse you of wishing death on others you devil worshiper)

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • 2020 Vision (Emmanuel Mwamba) leave Wanzelu alone. People like you are the ones bringing Zambia down. The PF have destroyed this country economically and socially. Zambia and Zambians deserve better.

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    • @2020no vision

      Only you PF f00ls can not see that Sata was looking far better when he became president than this dead man walking – lungu of yours.

      Lungu has a what we call in South Africa a PUZA face . A PUZA face my friend is a sign of serious illness caused by an alcohol burdened liver. He needs to go for a liver transplant soon if he is survive.

      Failure to address that , lungu will soon join Sata at el an embassy park.

      He should be careful with Chungu, Nsanda and Mwamba. If you want him to reach 2016, he should keep these guys at arms length. These guys are dangerous, more especially Chungu and Mwamba, I dont trust them at all.

      Lungu is a president made in Matero.

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    • May be as I am writing right now, he has already been given slow acting radioactive poison to kill him slowly through his best whisky by one of the guys I mentioned earlier.

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  26. The best is to cut Zambia into two, Barotseland being Lozis, Tongas, Luvales, etc. We are tired of some majority Bembas and Chewas that hate us with passion, church leaders for that matter. And honestly we don’t trust them too. No love lost to go separate ways through referendum.

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    • @2020vision

      Dont bring a wedge in NW Rhodesia. Concentrate on the unproductive NE Rhodesia.

      That is why you leave northern province and come to Lusaka and name an area, Kasama. Which of you Northerners ever return to your backwaters after say retirement? Non. You scrounge for our land in NW Rhodesia.

      Mubita, thumbs up!!! NW Rhodesia, pamberi!!

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  27. the tribalist remarks of the tongas and the likes are the main reason why that group of people are not ready to lead this nation of many tribes… they are still backward in there thinking, ITS ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION… If they can get that in their heads then people would not have issues voting for a person from there neck of the woods.
    No the other hand, we do not know whether hh would have made a good leader because he has never held a position in government or in any public office. his track record is solely based on his personal achievements in the privet sector as a business person, which in my books is not good enough from me regard him as a person fit to lead an entire nation.

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  28. This Jane Mulenga must realise that Edgar is President and any insults against him will land one in soup. I am sure this person is not even here in Zambia and therefore did not even vote so shut up

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  29. The level of ignorance is embarrassing.

    To start with EL can’t nominate the likes of Muhabi Lungu, Mulusa etc because they lost Parliamentary seats in the current session. However they can be appointed as Permanent secretaries or sent in foreign mission A.K.A dumping ground.

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  30. Wenzulu coward ECL doesnt need your respect. If you are a real man come to Cairo Road in the open use the same words you are posting behind the mask called Wenzulu

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  31. Edgar Lungu has a huge task ahead of him. May I take this opportunity to congratulate him. He needs to re brand his party. 20 months is a short period. As a UPND supporter we shall go to tge drawing board and come up with a winning formula. We shall not rest until we liberate this country from poverty.

    Viva HH

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    • @ngalande yours is the constructive commentary that is expected from a normal thinking person in opposition (thank you)..we can disagree to agree but lets respect each other even if we are on opposing sides please pump sense into that !diot wanzelu who claims to be a UPND cadre (that doesnt even vote)…

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • 2020 Vision (Emmanuel Mwamba) leave Wanzelu alone. People like you are the ones bringing Zambia down. The PF have destroyed this country economically and socially. Zambia and Zambians deserve better. Me and Wanzelu want the best for our people. We all know EL and his corrupt advisor RB do not mean for Zambia.

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    • @dull commentator or now you call yourself “Question”??? What a genuine example of a numbskull you are..you are that sick to use 2 pseudonyms just to make it appear that another UPND tr!bal-satanist is against my line of thinking…hahahah Just like your HH you guys are easy to read a proper open book you lot are…

      I think you and Wanzelu, Jane Hamunyenga, Jessie wa mu tomba, Ugly (Pretty), Anderson Chi*ala, Sida Mark and the rest of you UPND/ ZWD cretins deserve a special collection of used toilet tissues to wipe away those tears I see you are still shedding hahahaha…

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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      If you despise citizen of NW Rhodesia that much, why don’t you confine yourself to the poor part of Zambia, North Eastern Rhodesia.

      We dont need you as much as you depend on NW Rhodesia for your very survival.

      People of Barotse and NW Rhodesia, UNITE!!!

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    • @2020 Vision. No need to be emotional and utter such stupid and empty statement. Shows how visionless and dumb you are. Articulate issues and comment responsibly. I have no doubt you must be Emmanuel Mwamba or related to one of EL’s people. Me, Wanzelu, HH and team HH want the best for our country and we want to delivery sustainable development and create the best economic and social enviroment for the future Zambian generation. You can hate comment all you like but we will continue to fight for the hardworking average Zambian, poor zambian, and even those that did not vote for us, even you. Beacuse the current situation in Zambia is bad and everyone can agree with that. We love Zambia. God bless.

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    • @Dull commentator you want the best for Zambia hmm does that include inciting violence and calling for war as many of you and your equally dimwitted UPND supporters were vomiting yesterday AFTER LOSING ELECTIONS FOR THE 4TH TIME LOL…POINT OF CORRECTION…you along with Larry Mweetwa (aka Wanzelu) are both emotionally unstable and very dangerous WHY ?? BECAUSE YOU ARE BORN LOSERS!!! KEEP LOSING BADAALA.. some of us should be celebrating our victory but we are keeping that celebration for 2016 but that doesn’t take away the fact WE HAVE BEEN CORRECT ON ISSUE WHILST YOU UPND SATAN!C FOOLS HAVE BEEN LIVING IN A F00LS PARADISE AND ARE TOO DULL TO ADMIT IT…YOUR WELCOME!!!

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • 2020visionless

      I am about to release more venomous files on Lungu so be careful imwe bamakaka.

      Munsende bwino sana, otherwise Lungu taitambe bwino kwati Sata.

      Lungu is worse because he stole the elections unlike Sata who won genuinely.

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    • Really don’t think so .Shes exercising her rights .
      Think shes heart broken coz kwena kulandafye icishinka HHHHHHH aliwina ,look at kabompo lesa alasebana kkusebanya so efyo PF was doing .
      that’s why the dove for peace refused to move at Heroes stadium twice meaning no peace

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  32. Edgar lungu will need to be given chance to appoint genuine people to help him deliver to the people of Zambia and ensure retaintion of 2016

    He will need to appoint those people that will not dump him and be trusted even at the last minute

    We saw ministers and others leaving it to him to campaign as they watched to see and see which way to swing the support in endorsements

    He will need to replay people like Miles Sampa,Mukombwe,Monde,Silva,Mwamba and many more Dcs and heads of Government that never campaigned and delivered as they will do so even in 2016

    He may maintain Guy Scott as long as he is willing to be humble and see what the people of Zambia s

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  33. He will also need to look at the heads of Parastatals and their surbonates that openly campaigned for HH directly or Indirectly to support and ensure that HH was elected and the replaced the current and were appointed to positions of authority including some known Permanent secretaries and Tonga bantu botatwe tribes men that sung Hajanza in offices

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    • @Chalo Chesu

      This is a recipe for disaster.

      For starters the wealth that GRZ has belongs to NW Rhodesia.

      There is nothing from Northern (NE Rhodesia). So don’t dare step on a mamba or awake a sleeping giant.

      We split the country and you are dead!!!

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  34. to all those who are insulting our president just go to zwd..and those who love peace ignore this foolishness!

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  35. Miles Sampa and others wished lungu failure as they wasted his time in calculated lawsuits to ensure time for campaign was not their and HH therefore given the advantage

    The purge should be done as part of the strategy to position to work faithfully for people of Zambia to deliver and ensure re-election for 2016

    Maintain Service chiefs Cabinet offices staff and state house staff including support

    They saved you well as observed but change parastatal Head in some who openly campaigned for HH including their immediate surbonates Its not fair at all

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  36. the 2016 election is between PF and RP. Upnd is a gonner with Human Herror (HH). PF has liberated the people. if (HH) had been a councillor or mp he would have known by now how to deliver a winning campaign message. so all UPND cokcraoches suck a black one

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    • Tell them ba kudos..but easy or else they will commit suicide, these UPND guys are very emotional so easy kudos I don’t think they can handle all this reality as they are used to living in dreamland..ati Humo Halinwa DOOM?????

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • @2020 Vision. No need to be emotional and utter such stupid and empty statement. Shows how visionless and dumb you are. Articulate issues and comment responsibly. I have no doubt you must be Emmanuel Mwamba or related to one of EL’s people. Me, Wanzelu, HH and team HH want the best for our country and we want to delivery sustainable development and create the best economic and social enviroment for the future Zambian generation. You can hate comment all you like but we will continue to fight for the hardworking average Zambian, poor zambian, and even those that did not vote for us, even you. Beacuse the current situation in Zambia is bad and everyone can agree with that. We love Zambia. God bless.

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  37. 2020 Vision (Emmanuel Mwamba) leave Wanzelu alone. People like you are the ones bringing Zambia down. The PF have destroyed this country economically and socially. Zambia and Zambians deserve better. Me and Wanzelu want the best for our people. We all know EL and his corrupt advisor RB do not mean for Zambia.

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  38. @ jane mulenga

    – by calling yourself mulenga it gives you some value cause your names are valueless.

    -You are very happy by having a bemba name please dont commit suicide I am not here to get that name from you.

    – You claim to be a pilot in the actual sense you have never stepped your foot in the cabin.

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  39. Commrade 2020vision, it’s great to be here on the other side of 20/01/2015 with you and the colourful assembly of Gen, Peter, Katondo Boys and the resurrected Saulosi who disappeared late last year, but Mushota he suffers from a strange mental illness and will side with any slice of bread buttered or not. I wonder where Luapula Premeir went. anyway we are here to protect the peace in our great nation. we are all one Zambia so i agree to go easy on Upnd infants.

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  40. they are saying (HH) is hospitalised somewhere some are saying he has become tripple (HHH) Hakainde Hichilema Hospitalised

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    • This is not about HH, but about the determined domination of NW Rhodesia by people from the impoverished NE Rhodesia.

      Whether HH is alive or dead, the struggle of the people of Barotse and NW Rhodesia will continue till maibuye. This is the struggle we have dedicated our lives too and if needs be it is a cause we are prepared to lay our lives for to emancipate our land from oppression through state apparatus by the NE Rhodesia corrupt elements.

      HH is just our current torch bearer and if in his time he does not see us through, another one will arise and carry the mantle.

      HH or no HH, the struggle continues!!!!!

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  41. Edgar Lungu Wins Zambia Election

    Ruling Party Patriotic Front Stalwart Elected President

    The Patriotic Front’s Edgar Lungu, right, is sworn in as Zambia’s president at an inauguration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday. ENLARGE

    The Patriotic Front’s Edgar Lungu, right, is sworn in as Zambia’s president at an inauguration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday. Photo: Associated Press
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    Patrick McGroarty in Johannesburg and

    Nicholas Bariyo in Kampala
    Updated Jan. 25, 2015 4:29 a.m. ET
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    Zambians elected ruling party stalwart Edgar Lungu their next president, setting the stage for more haggling between a mercurial government and the powerful mining firms that drive its economy.

    Mr. Lungu, a former defense and justice…

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  42. Mr. Lungu, a former defense and justice minister, won 48.3% of the votes cast this week, the southern African country’s electoral commission said on Sunday. He was chosen to lead the Patriotic Front party after former President Michael Sata died in office in October, following a long and secretive illness.

    Mr. Lungu won the tight race with around 27,000 votes, one of the narrowest wins in the country’s electoral history. He must now chart a fresh course for a divided country struggling under the burden of suppressed global prices, amid a row with mining companies over a litany of tax disputes.

    Mr. Sata was elected in 2011 on a populist pledge to recover more mining revenue and counter tax evasion. He also attacked the practices of Chinese miners in Zambia. But in office Mr. Sata…

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  43. Mr. Lungu’s victory offered an unsettling prospect to some investors who say the party’s frequent policy changes have made tapping Zambia’s ample deposits of copper and cobalt a losing prospect. In January, the government raised mining royalties to as much as 20% of revenue, from 6%.

    At the same time, global copper prices have tumbled to five-year lows on waning demand from China. Zambia’s currency has plummeted to record lows as a result.

    Zambia’s Chamber of Mines said Monday that nine of the country’s 11 top copper mines are operating at a loss, thanks to low prices and the anticipated impact of the higher revenue royalties. The Chamber urged the government to scrap the higher levies.

    Ahead of Tuesday’s vote, the Patriotic Front-led government agreed to discuss changing the…

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  44. Ahead of Tuesday’s vote, the Patriotic Front-led government agreed to discuss changing the royalty rules. “We are listening,” Rayford Mbulu, Zambia’s deputy labor minister and a Patriotic Front leader, said Monday. “Nothing is beyond revision at this stage.”

    Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. has said it may close its Zambian copper operations in March because of falling prices and higher taxes. First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has also halted plans to double the size of its smelter in northwestern Zambia, squeezing the country’s inadequate capacity to treat the minerals unearthed there.

    First Quantum spokesman John Gladston said political uncertainty and rising taxes are straining the industry that generates more than 70% of Zambia’s exports. “The new system doesn’t incentivize investment

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  45. Glencore PLC suspended some expansion projects last year in a dispute over $600 million in value-added taxes that the government has alternately pledged to refund to mining companies, then stated it has a right to keep.

    “You need the government and mining companies to get along,” says Muna Ndulo, a professor at Cornell University Law School and Zambian native. “It doesn’t serve anybody well to have these disputes.”

    While many miners have complained about the rising taxes, China’s state-backed mining firms benefited from an earlier government pledge to reconsider tough new terms, an attempt by Zambian officials to improve relations with one of their largest trading partners.

    China’s ambassador to Zambia, Yang Youming, told a state-owned Zambian broadcaster last week that…

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  46. “It is going to be difficult for whoever comes in,” said Tobias Rasmussem, the International Monetary Fund’s representative in Zambia, speaking to the Financial Times. “They are going to either have to backtrack on promises or, if they go ahead with them, they will quickly see a lot of problems, which could feed in to a weaker exchange rate, rising inflation and higher interest rates.”

    That’s why Wednesday’s vote is little more than a trailer for the main event, which is the election in 2016. Whoever wins 2016 wins five years in office, and the chance to really prove themselves.

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  47. @salamat..there is no NW or NE Zambia (WHAT RHODESIA ARE YOU ON ABOUT???)… there is only ONE ZAMBIA..ok!!! I DONT HATE TONGAS or any other tribe how do you know maybe I’m also Tonga eh badaala??? What I hate is tribalism period and unfortunately it appears to be practised more by my own Tonga brothers…INDALUMBA BASA

    BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

    NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • @2020 Vision. No need to be emotional and utter such stupid and empty statement. Shows how visionless and dumb you are. Articulate issues and comment responsibly. I have no doubt you must be Emmanuel Mwamba or related to one of EL’s people. Me, Wanzelu, HH and team HH want the best for our country and we want to delivery sustainable development and create the best economic and social enviroment for the future Zambian generation. You can hate comment all you like but we will continue to fight for the hardworking average Zambian, poor zambian, and even those that did not vote for us, even you. Beacuse the current situation in Zambia is bad and everyone can agree with that. We love Zambia. God bless.

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    • 2020 Vision. It seems u have a learning prblem so I need to repeat myself. Me, HH, Wanzelu and others supporting HH, are here to defend our country and give the best to our people. We will fight for the poor and bring the best for Zambia. Quality leadership is what this country needs and will get. No tribal or insults will stop us. Soldier on my brother. Flight HH has just boarding for a better Zambia.You seem to the only one causing problems on this website. LT please ban people like this.

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    • @2020vision

      You and your kind are the masters of deception. You speak tribalism with a forked tongue. You are the worst tribalist.

      Why mention Tongas when North Western Rhodesia is made up of more than 40 tribes! You people from NE Rhodesia have never heard of the Kwangwa, Mashasha, Lukolwe, Seba, Lima, Ndundulu, Ndembo, Simaa, Lundwe, Shanjo etc.

      These are some of the tribes in NW Rhodesia that vote for UPND. Tongas have prominence perhaps because they are in the vanguard and are the spear point of the Resistance. Make no mistake, Tonga or no Tonga the NW Rhodesia movement will continue. The Linyungandambo militancy will take over.

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  48. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

    IT WAS A PAINFUL LOSS!!!!

    The Zambian watchdog wishes to announce to its esteemed fans that it will soon change its name from ZWD to Bantustan/UNPD DOGI.

    Any inconvenience this will cause is deeply regrated.

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  49. Haikavotela Helike(HH), I’ve been laughing all day at the bitterness in some people. Please lighten up. Your frustration is beginning to seriously tickle me.

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  50. @2020 Vision. No need to be emotional and utter such stupid and empty statement. Shows how visionless and dumb you are. Articulate issues and comment responsibly. I have no doubt you must be Emmanuel Mwamba or related to one of EL’s people. Me, Wanzelu, HH and team HH want the best for our country and we want to delivery sustainable development and create the best economic and social enviroment for the future Zambian generation. You can hate comment all you like but we will continue to fight for the hardworking average Zambian, poor zambian, and even those that did not vote for us, even you. Beacuse the current situation in Zambia is bad and everyone can agree with that. We love Zambia. God bless.

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    • Dull commentator try and actually type something that you haven’t copied and pasted 20 times, it shows you are lacking in the mental faculties and very, very emotional…COOL DOWN BRO UPND MIGHT WIN IN 2031 OR 2036.. OK MAYBE 2041 AND THAT’S MAYBE…

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • 2020 Vision. It seems u have a learning prblem so I need to repeat myself. Me HH, Wanzelu and another supporting HH, are here to defend our country and give the best to our people. You seem to the only one causing problems on this website. LT please ban people like this.

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  51. Some people claim to have a vision, the word vision has been flogged so many times it is actually empty semantics. Let the man work, and he has started well. In our society and political culture “Vision” actually means knowing what you want to do and achieve. This new President has clearly demonstrated that he knows what he wants, so you fellas just wait patiently and give a President Edgar a chance, your vote was not misplaced after all.

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  52. Wanzelu,Jane -although not your real names.. Time for insults and voting is over next you will find yourselves in hot chilli where even HH won’t rescue you. Pass ulemu ku mu pando. The man is now a representative of all. If where you are,you are comfortable do not comment on issues back home coz you might be brought with regrets. Nowadays its very easy to trace anyone. Respect and prayers can save you.

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    • Waiting to see how many SOUTHERN , WESTERN AND NORTHERN WESTERNERS WILL GET APPOINTMENTS IN THIS NEW GOVERNMENT OR ARE WE BACK THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF THE LATE SATA?

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  53. @Salamat and others, the Barotse secession is a non starter we’ll charge you with treason! Politics is just a game of numbers we are all Zambian brothers. let it not divide us simply because (HH) failed to play well. Meanwhile the freedom and peace promotors Kudos, Gen, Katondo Boys, 2020Vision, Robin, Peter, Luapula Premier and last but not least, Saulosi wish tripple (HHH) a quick recovery.

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  54. Why do bembas like ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION slogan more than N/western Rhodesian why do they want to cling to us so much.can’t they support themselves around bangweulu swamps,they are scared of feeding on Finkubala,
    @Salamat we really have a battle to liberate N/Werstern Rhodesia otherwise our children will laugh at us,how do we allow Koponyas to preside over resource? there is no tax paid on Finkubala.I wonder how it was going to be if it was us in their own land we could have been chased by now,Thank God he made them poor.God has finished his creations this is only land(N/western Rhodesia) we have we should guard if jealously

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  55. @KUDO if you really love peace why resisting let’s divide without shading blood we know what it takes to achieve that(treason)but we are ready for anything for us to be free in our Godly given Land,how do you live in the land of the people you hate so much?

    @eddy typical Pf illiterate cadres which 7 provinces you ful are you counting who won in central province?it is UPND NOT PF research before you download your ignorance please we are tired of educating you.and if number of province win you an election we can divide our provinces into as many as possible like you did to Muchinga

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  56. iwe chi 2020vision Kachasu is the president of N/eastern Rhodesia not N/Western Rhodesia ours is HH you even know that. just prepare to go back to the poor land.

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  57. 2020 Vision. It seems u have a learning prblem so I need to repeat myself. Me, HH, Wanzelu and others supporting HH, are here to defend our country and give the best to our people. We will fight for the poor and bring the best for Zambia. Quality leadership is what this country needs and will get. No tribal or insults will stop us. Soldier on my brother. Flight HH has just boarding for a better Zambia.You seem to the only one causing problems on this website. LT please ban people like this.

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  58. 1.4 Jane Mulenga & 1.8 Wanzelu,
    EL is 6th President, wether you like it or not, UPND was beaten hands down. You block voted but failed and the peoples choice is Lungu. Keep on crying untill the cocks come home to roost. But its Lungu even in 2016 just wait & see.

    UPND it will pain you but you cant change things its Pabwatooooo

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  59. For those of you who are so boastful especially on the C/ Belt, know that C/belt is Lambaland and an extension of BRE and if you force matters and continue to be careless by using vulgar language which part of your tradition where you hail from, you will be surprised one day because it’ s like you are applying fuel on the already flared up tempers. You will all be forced to flee the Copperbelt one day and we have got the capacity to do so. You talk so carelessly as if you are superhumans and endowned with power to subdue other tribes, useless you. Where you come from, you are endowned with nothing but catapillars and monkeys and you want to temper us within our own land. Just wait ‘cos you will be taken by surprises one day. Why did you runaway from your monkeyland i.d.i.o.t.s ?

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  60. One thing that makes me proud is that, more educated people in Zambia are from western and southern province. Its like in Zambia anyone can become a president, it does not matter the quality. In fact, its better to have qualities of a street boy to serve in the Zambian government. Birds of same feather flock together. When a leader of less quality is put in power, he will invite people of either his quality or even lower. This is why our country will never develop, unless we get good leadership. I’m just worried of poor grandpas in those Zambian villages. My heart is on fire.

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  61. Voting pattern

    In Livingstone, Mr Hichilema got 19,125 votes followed by Mr Lungu, who polled 8,352 from 28,610 total votes cast in all 61 polling stations.
    Dr Mumba got 653 votes, Ms Nawakwi 104, Mr Kaunda 89, Mr Chipimo 47, Gen Miyanda 34, Mr Chanda 30, Mr Sinkamba 24, Dr Sondashi 16 and Dr Pule 12 votes.

    In Choma Central, out of the 24,745 total votes cast, Mr Hichilema had 21,921, Mr Lungu 2,139, Mr Kaunda 100, Mr Chanda 83, Mr Chipimo 66, Ms Nawakwi 61, Dr Mumba 43, Gen Miyanda 43, Mr Sinkamba 16, Dr Pule 10 and Dr Sondashi nine.

    In Monze Central, out of 23,031 votes cast in 56 polling stations, Mr Hichilema got 21,385, Mr Lungu 1,097, Ms Nawakwi 88, Mr Kaunda 78, Dr Mumba 71, Mr Chipimo 47, Mr Chanda 40, Gen Miyanda 32, Dr Pule and Dr Sondashi six apiece, and Mr Sinkamba…

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  62. What the Zambian Needs from HH and his Tribe mates is to make sure that they are no longer tribal has was evidenced by the polls coming from southern province .Check the other provinces voting pattern and you will agree with me that unless there is that change, it will be very difficult for Zambia to accept leadership from the Tonga speaking people, not sounding good but it’s simply fact.

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  63. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT MY BROTHER. IN THE CURRENT CABINATE THEIR ARE A LOT OF MOLES, SOME OF WHOM ARE PRETENTNG TO BE LOYAL TO YOU YET NOT. I EXPECT YOU TO REMOVE ALL THOSE WHO CONTSTED PRESIDENCY WITH YOU IN pf TO GO AND NOT FORGETTING guy scott. AS FOR HH, HE SHOULD TAKE HIS TIME , HE IS STILL A YOUNG MAN TIME IS COMING, NEVER YOU DESPARE. BUT KEEP LUNGU IN CHECK.

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  64. This is how people converse online? It is such a shame indeed. Nothing intelligent but only bickering and unleashing insults seems to be the name of the game. If we could all just take a step back a think things through. Edgar Lungu for president! I am in shock but that is how it is for now. Only time will tell in these 18 months what kind of person he is. Either he sobers up and do the job he is given to do or bath himself in a concoction of Kachasu and Chibuku. I hope they don’t make a jaccuzi full of Chibuku and a mixture of Vodka. Now he is president he can do anything he wishes. I wish you luck in your job and please remember why you are there other than stealing other peoples votes for HH. We are watch your every step Lungu just so you fail miserably. Then we’ll laugh at you. LOL

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  65. In Chadiza, Mr Lungu got 2,927 and Mr Hichilema 2,392.

    In Kasama Central, Mr Lungu had 11,544 votes against Mr Hichilema’s 3,465. Ms Nawakwi got 138, Dr Mumba 105, Gen Miyanda 49, Mr Kaunda 46, Mr Chanda 33, Mr Chipimo 30, Dr Pule 28, Mr Sinkamba 17 and Dr Sondashi got six votes.

    In Mbala Central, Mr Lungu garnered 6,727 against Mr Hichilema’s 1,430 votes. Ms Nawakwi had 121, Mr Kaunda 90, Mr Chanda 81, Mr Sinkamba 54, Dr Mumba 49, Gen Miyanda 48, Dr Pule 30, Mr Chipimo 29 and Dr Sondashi 15.

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  66. plz pf members and those who voted for edgar leave these guyz hh supporters otherwise ine ndeumfwa bwino and i failed to sleep last nite after inaguration kunsansa na 2016 nafuti nafuti na 2021 nafuti nafuti next elections hh wil get gud results fr.our provinces the same results u gave lungu fr southern and northwestern thats the results hh shud expect im sure u ll b very happy cos faireness is gud

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  67. The time for campaigns is over its now time to work. You may not have voted for him like me but this is the man in the presidency. Give him the necessary support. Yes provide the checks and balances because he needs it to govern effectively. Put the venom aside and move on! Zambia is bigger than anyone of us. Remember ultimately God is in control!

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