President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally  to  drum up Support for  Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu has castigated news outlets for allegedly attacking him warning that they risk losing readership.

In an apparent attack on the Post Newspapers, President Lungu said it is unprofessional for some newspapers to continue attacking him every day for the last three months.

He warned that such newspapers will further lose readership which he said has dwindled in the recent past.

President who spoke mostly in Nyanja was addressing a mammoth rally at Chawama grounds to drum up support for PF Chawama constituency by election candidate Lawrence Sichalwe.

‘Mwaibwelamo fimo, otherwise balimisula akale, balamisulillako, mwalapwafye nama sales yalachita drop (You should restrain yourselves sometimes otherwise you will be discredited, you are already discredited but you will be more discredited and your sales will drop,’ President Lungu said.

He added, ‘You will have no readership, what kind of a newspaper talks about one person for three months? ukomailapofye, three months Edgar Lungu, Chagwa Chagwa, Chagwa, Chawa, lekani nimuuze uyumutu ngasanzela, one day nizaka kugwila! You keep stressing the same thing for three months, Edgar Lungu, Chagwa Chagwa Chagwa, let me warm this person if he doesn’t listen, one day i will arrest you!’

At the same rally, President Lungu directed the Road Development Agency to award some contracts under the L400 to local contractors.

He said the pace at which the L400 road project is progressing is slow and worrying hence the need to speed up works.

President Lungu said the L400 road project is one which late President Michael Sata wanted executed diligently.

He said the PF government is committed to completing 400 kilometres of township roads which was launched in Chawama in 2013.

President Lungu urged all contractors working on the project to speed up the works so that people can see the project come to completion.

He said local participation in road projects is important as a way of empowering local contractors.

At the same rally, UPND member of the National Management Committee Paul Moonga rejoined the PF declaring that President Lungu is a better candidate that Hakainde Hichilema

He said he comes from the same village as Mr Hichilema but that after reflection and introspection, he has come to see that President Lungu has humility and a sense of unity for Zambia.

President Edgar Lungu at Chwama Pf rally on Sunday 12-04-2014/ Pictures By Eddie Mwanaleza/statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu at Chwama Pf rally on Sunday 12-04-2014/ Pictures By Eddie Mwanaleza/statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu at Chwama Pf rally on Sunday 12-04-2014/ Pictures By Eddie Mwanaleza/statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu at Chwama Pf rally on Sunday 12-04-2014/ Pictures By Eddie Mwanaleza/statehouse.
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally  to  drum up Support for  Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally  to  drum up Support for  Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally  to  drum up Support for  Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally  to  drum up Support for  Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally  to  drum up Support for  Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally  to  drum up Support for  Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu at the Chawama rally
President Edgar Lungu at the Chawama rally
President Edgar Lungu addressing the Chawama rally
President Edgar Lungu addressing the Chawama rally
PF Chawama rally
PF Chawama rally
PF Chawama rally in pictures
PF Chawama rally in pictures
Part of the Crowd that attended a rally addressed by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to drum up support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015
Part of the Crowd that attended a rally addressed by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to drum up support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015
UPND NEC member Paul Moonga rejoins PF
UPND NEC member Paul Moonga rejoins PF
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  1. If the Post is losing readership and is already a discredited newspaper, why waste your presidential time talking about them? Do what the voters voted you to do and leave the useless paper alone unless of course there is some truth in what they are saying and you want to try and discredit them. Just thinking anyway!

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    • The President in sympathy with them over the intensive woes due to their pestilences of hatred, crookedness and lies against justice and fair-play, he is actually reinforcing very well the combustion process against the tabloid.

      I urge him to keep his eyes on the ball while time and the auxiliaries finish up the clean up.

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    • Going forward all the way into Decision 2016, no more voting apathy. Start preparing for a massive turn out in 2016 to deliver a nega-nega formula landslide vote to summarily bury a demon of hatred, tribalism and lies tolerated way too long in the spirit of a burgeoning democracy.

      Note, Jobs and all kinds of opportunities would not be there if political mandate is not consolidated. President Lungu deserves unflinching support from every patriot in realizing a united, democratic and developing national state all the way into 2016. But we should retain the voice of the opposition as watchdogs in democracy other than completely annihilating them. As for the tabloid, let their destructive or pernicious motives baptize them accordingly by time and not the administration.

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    • Its is costly to have a mentally challenged person for a president. Instead of talking about how he is planing to takle the worsening kwacha, the Kachasu Man attacks the Post Newspaper and Mmembe. By the way who is Lungu to make the Post unpopular. Is he a small god. Lungu was not appointed by God but by the devil.

      I regret having voted for Edgar Lungu a sick drunkard. I urge all Chawama Residents to vote for the UPND MP and not the MP belonging to the

      Paramount Failures(PF),

      Panga Family (PF),

      Pathetic failures (PF),

      Pagan Followers (PF),

      Panga Followers (PF),

      Paradise failures (PF),

      Panga Fitters (PF),

      Programmed Failures (PF),

      Political Failures (PF),

      Their President Elo Lyania or Edgar lungu should prepare to move out of State House in 2016…

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    • I had stopped buying the Post in the Sata era, I started buying again when they decided to tell the truth on one Edgar Lungu. Edgar is not presidential material, he does not inspire confidence at all

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    • You only respond to things you are worried about- Lungu is worried

      Mr Kabimba you are the NEXT incoming President beginning October 2016

      Zambians are craving for you Mr Kabimba

      You are missed

      People doubting and hating you are clueless , no jobbers and people that need their heads examined.

      Yours is the excellency we crave and are wanting to lead us forward

      On behalf of the millions, please be aware that we are right behind you.

      We refuse mediocrity and induced reciprocity

      Thanks
      BB2014

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    • The reality is that Edgar doesn’t have the capacity to fight anyone, he is an illegitimate president and he knows this. A presidency only works when it is legitimate, it is the legitimacy which provides loyalty, authority and goodwill, key elements in a successful functioning of any president. You say your enemy, who is Edgar’s enemy, does he know them, do you know them? How many of those who surround Edgar are not on his side? Do you know? Does he know? How do you finish off an enemy you don’t even know? Edgar is far too small to take on the Post, he is just wasting his time and the sooner he realises this the less painful the fall for him but does Edgar posses the mental flair to decipher these complexities? I wouldn’t put a penny on it.

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    • INSTEAD OF CONCENTRATING ON REAL ISSUES THIS VISIONLESS LEADER START ATTACKING THE POST.GROW UP MR SMALL BRAIN
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      POST CONTINUE WITH THE NEWS WE DONT WANT DAILY NATION AND ZAMBIA REPORTS PRO RB .
      MAMMOTH RALLY FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE ALL LUSAKA AND KAFUE .

      VIVA TRUE PF BEMBA LUAPULA AND NORTHERN POWER

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    • CHAWAMA, WOW! GREAT PEOPLE GREAT CROWD. PRETTY SURE PF HAS WON- NO DOUBT. CONGRATULATIONS PF CANDIDATE.

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    • CHAWAMA RESIDENTS ARE (RIGHTLY) PROUD OF THEMELVES- THEY (CONSTITUENCY) PRODUCED A PRESIDENT. I AM PRETTY SURE IT FEELS COOL TO BE PARTY OF CHAWAMA TOWN.

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    • PF has failed the electorates. People are flocking to such rallies in droves due to lack of alternative places to go to. Rallies are a form of pass time or entertainment.

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  2. I thought the president was bigger than these newspapers. But then again that’s Zambia we are talking about.

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    • POST NEWSPAPER CONTINUE WITH THE GOOD WORK
      SMALL BABY IN DIAPERS GROW UP

      SOMEONE IS FEELING THE HEAT

      RB OUT RB OUT LUNGU OUT LUNGU OUT

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  3. Your Excellency eyes on the ball given by serious people of our country Zambian. Ignore the embattled tabloid. Time is the best teacher as woes are overtaking them faster than hoped.

    God bless you!

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  4. NEVER LEAVE AN ENEMY STAND BEHIND YOU. FINISH ALL YOUR ENEMIES WHILE YOU STILL HAVE CHANCE. SO TRUE THEN SO TRUE NOW.

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    • The reality is that Edgar doesn’t have the capacity to fight anyone, he is an illegitimate president and he knows this. A presidency only works when it is legitimate, it is the legitimacy which provides loyalty, authority and goodwill, key elements in a successful functioning of any president. You say your enemy, who is Edgar’s enemy, does he know them, do you know them? How many of those who surround Edgar are not on his side? Do you know? Does he know? How do you finish off an enemy you don’t even know? Edgar is far too small to take on the Post, he is just wasting his time and the sooner he realises this the less painful the fall for him but does Edgar posses the mental flair to decipher these complexities? I wouldn’t put a penny on it…

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    • The reality is that Edgar doesn’t have the capacity to fight anyone, he is an illegitimate president and he knows this. A presidency only works when it is legitimate, it is the legitimacy which provides loyalty, authority and goodwill, key elements in a successful functioning of any president. You say your enemy, who is Edgar’s enemy, does he know them, do you know them? How many of those who surround Edgar are not on his side? Do you know? Does he know? How do you finish off an enemy you don’t even know? Edgar is far too small to take on the Post, he is just wasting his time and the sooner he realises this the less painful the fall for him but does Edgar posses the mental flair to decipher these complexities? I wouldn’t put a penny on it!

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    • Shaka zulu was very, very right…”never leave an enemy behind or it will rise and throttle you.” Mr president… “the enemy of your enemy, is your enemy.”
      Mark these words and never realise too, too late.

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    • “…the enemy of your enemy is your enemy…”? lol, there you go folks, there you have it, these are the sort of characters who want to take on the Post, just eat your porridge before it is too cold, being pretentious is fine for impressing your inlaws and not for much else….

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    • The principle is very clear , do not leave your enemies behind. Eliminate them when you have the power and time otherwise enemies do not sleep they plan all the time. Kabimba and Mutembo Nchito have destroyed innocent peoples careers and lives. So it is kolopa.com no mercy.

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  5. No need for the President to be making such utterances. Of late the President has been whining a lot. He is behaving as though he is the one who lost elections. Mr President sir, your job is to fulfill those campaign promises, not responding to media at every given point or trying to prove that you’re fit by jogging in public etc. All the best!

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  6. Look at the masses you dreamers in UPND and Rainbow!!!!Mighty PF is here to stay and Chawama is already retained by PF!!YES THE POST HAS LOST READERSHIP!!!I USED TO BUY THE POST DAILY BUT I NO LONGER BUY OR READ IT!!!THAT IS NOT A NEWSPAPER BUT PAPER OWNED BY A DEMONIC MAN WHOSE AIM IS TO DESTROY ZAMBIA’S PEACE AND ECONOMY!!!SO TO ALL PF LOVERS,PLEASE STOP BUYING THE POST AND LET THIS COMPANY LET BY A EVIL MAN FRED M’MEMBE GO UNDER!!!we cant wait for results(PF Victories) on wednesday!!! IFINTU NI LUNGU -2016!!!

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  7. Its is costly to have a mentally challenged person for a president. Instead of talking about how he is planing to takle the worsening kwacha, the Kachasu Man attacks the Post Newspaper and Mmembe. By the way who is Lungu to make the Post unpopular. Is he a small god. Lungu was not appointed by God but by the devil.

    I regret having voted for Edgar Lungu a sick drunkard. I urge all Chawama Residents to vote for the UPND MP and not the MP belonging to the

    Paramount Failures(PF),

    Panga Family (PF),

    Pathetic failures (PF),

    Pagan Followers (PF),

    Panga Followers (PF),

    Paradise failures (PF),

    Panga Fitters (PF),

    Programmed Failures (PF),

    Political Failures (PF),

    Their President Elo Lyania or Edgar lungu should prepare to move out of State House in 2016…

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    • Ba Hildah Malama, you are a complete liar, you want people reading your blogs to think you voted for EL? If you really want HH to win the next election focus on real issues instead of sounding so bitter like EL nimwana wako. By the way the people who re Devils are the ones that worship him. Please make us understand your motives.

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  8. I also attended the rally which was addressed by President Lungu. Majority of people you are seeing were just imported from all corners of Lusaka in order to give a false picture that the president’s popularity is still booming following his sadden illness which has evidently reduced his support in all strong holds.

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  9. In fact these papers should enjoy Zambia’s press freedom responsibly. Almost all of them have tainted Zambia’s current regime as failed painting the president’s image negatively. We outside your borders always question Zambia’s presidential freedom parameters. Any possible political turmoil will have a share of press provocation. Lets give governance a chance without appearing to be partisan politically. Lungu is a human being vulnerable to any calamity just like you and me. Why blow something out of proportion? Your intentions are purely in black and white. Freedom has responsibility and you should be ready to bear the consequences. Prove your professional etiquette, you are highly manipulative,. Style up.

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  10. Is this chap drunk? He ll fall again, and when he falls this time he ll stay down. Useless chap.

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  11. WAS ONE OF THE CADRES FERRIED FROM MATERO
    WE WERE 50 OF US PAID K250 TO SHOW OUR FACES IN CHAWAMA BY ONE OF MILES SAMPA PERSON.
    MY COUSINS WERE FERRIED FROM CHILANGA AND OTHER GROUP FROM KAFUE AND KALINGALINGA

    MR SMALL BRAIN WAKE UP FROM YOU DIAPERS
    LEAVE THE POST ALONE CONCENTRATE ON YOUR RB WHO IS DISMANTLING YOUR PF

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  12. If Mmembe wants to save the world, he should start by saving himself. Is that more difficult? Right, it’s because Mmembe as a person is more important than the world. If Mmembe wants to put order in the world, he should start by putting order in his life. This he can start tomorrow, the day Nchito Tribunal starts to review evidence. Let the cleansing begin.

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  13. Ba Makandanyama naimwe

    Kabimba says PF is broke. Sore where did PF get the money to ferry, feed and pay you and the multitudes at the PF Chawama rally. Fact is Mmembe has taken his ranting on ECL to extreme levels and one almost senses an obsessive / repressive sexual undertone to these sadistic rantings which are now taking the form of a psychopathic dependence on the news subject. Mmembe is clearly a sicko. Freedom of press repression should not be confused with freedom of the press.

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  14. THAT IS VERY TRUE MR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU. I USED TO BE A VERY SERIOUS READER OF POST NEWSPAPER A FEW YEARS AGO. I GOT FADE UP WHEN I DISCOVERED THAT THE OWNER OF THE PAPER USES IT TO HAVE A GO AT HIS PERCEIVED ENEMIES. THERE’S TOO MUCH OF ATTACKING LUNGU THAT IT IS OBVIOUS THE THE OWNERS OF SOME OF THESE NEWSPAPERS ARE TAKING IT PERSONAL OR ATTACKING HIM ON BEHALF OF OTHER OPPOSITION POLITICAL LEADERS. IT SEEMS SOME OF THESE NEWSPAPERS ARE ON THE PAYROLL OF CERTAIN OPPOSITION LEADER(S). PLEASE, DON’T USE YOUR PAPERS FOR ATTACKING YOUR PERSONAL ENEMIES. YOU WILL DEFINITELY LOSE READERSHIP. ZAMBIANS AREN’T FOOLS. THEY KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.

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  15. I am one of those that stopped buying the post 3 months ago. Even benders complain of poor sales of the post in Luton. Daily Nation is slowly becoming the papercto read. Sorry m’membe, you do not deserve my money. Your paper has become shallow and boring.

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  16. What an empty tin indeed this President Lazy the media was there even before you got into politics…the best you can do is deliver on your silly promises..never mind their readership!!

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  17. All those crowds are from different parts of Lusaka, Kafue, Chongwe and the Copperbelt etc. We know tricks yaba PF. but how strong is that roof shed for the people to climb on it?

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  18. Senior Citizen (Ben Kangwa) is a turncoat … he has supported Rupiah Banda against Michael Sata; he has supported Michael Sata after Banda’s loss; he is now supporting Edgar Lungu — all due to his desire to keep his job! What a hypocrite!

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  19. Senior Citizen (Ben Kangwa) is truly a turncoat: he supported Rupiah Banda against Michael Sata; he supported Sata after Banda’s presidential loss; he is now supporting Edgar Lungu. Why? To keep his job! What a hypocrite!

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    • I see, so this fake citizen is Ben Kangwa? I wonder why he left what seemed like a respectable job to become a cadre. You can see , as I have previously pointed out, once appointed in these political jobs, the brain goes to mash and the tummy takes over, it is a terrible shame! Thanks Mr Bwembya for the info, now I know who fake citizen is.

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  20. Well, Lusaka is still PF stronghold. The crowd should be worrying to Rainbow party that has been saying PF is losing members in large numbers.
    Come 2016, PF cannot be just pushed aside becuase Zambians we practice cadre politics.

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  21. My president,never mind about the post,as a leader its normal to receive criticisms either positive or negative.

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  22. YOU ARE NOW FEELING THE HEAT. NO ONE WILL COMPETE AND WIN AGAINST LUNGU IN 2016!!! THE RESULTS FROM THIS BYE ELECTION ARE A BAROMETER FOR NEXT YEAR

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  23. “Munthu ni Lungu”
    . HH relates well with people of his tribe, satanist, masons and Watchdog bloggers in disapora who wash old people’s asses.

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  24. Same tone, same bitterness, same blogers, same scenario like three months ago! It’s only tomorrow and the voters will speak through the ballot! Online voters don’t really help.

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  25. Up n Down we are used of your comedy.yali ati 2001 mukamona mu 2006,2008,2011,2015,now you are talking about 2016 elyo neganega formula ileisa kaya…….

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  26. Ba Lungu don’t play with the Post ask KK. Plus imwe namupenya pa Zed,bloated cabinet,wage freeze,rising prices… kaya

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  27. To me it looks like the world attended that rally. Very impressive, even from the aerial view you couldn’t see where the crowd ended.

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  28. A whole president of a country actually has time to address these trivial issues seriously?!!!!! It’s called FREEDOM OF SPEECH LUNGU, just do your job!!!

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    • Forgive him. He is a president of a third world banana republic. In that country a president concentrates on trivial issues and rules by directives – no discussions or serious thinking. After all it is a mere banana republic where newspapers are supposed to praise the president even if he is saying nonsesnse. That is the banana republic of zambia for you!

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  29. The president and his ego, all he talks about is how he should be bowed down to. He is failing to pinpoint which information the Post has got wrong about him. What is clear is that his conscience about how he got the presidency is eating him up.
    Hard working presidents around the world get criticised but never moan and make it their preoccupation. Lungu is simply clueless and boring.

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  30. Chagwa,u wawa tabula aka bepesho.Surely the entire Head of State crying just for being criticised.Where are his advises?They are making him to look stupid in the eyes of the Zambian people and outside world. Our former presidents Chiluba,Mwanawasa,RB & Sata were all being criticised even more than people are doing it now to Chagwa.In fact at times criticism can either negative or positive and as the Head of State you just pick what can help you to run the country rather than firing warning shots at people who are criticising you.
    I don’t think if comrade Chagwa can take it, if our system was like in South Africa were the president is summoning to parliament to answer some questions.

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  31. Platform like the one in Chawama are supposed to be used to communicate or inform the nation about your economic programs of the nation rather than responding to criticism .This is a clear lost opportunity for mother Zambia in having a leader who cannot understand his responsibilities.

    PLEASE WHERE ARE THE ADVISORS TO COMRADE CHAGWA?

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  32. Insulting the head of state will not do us any good. EL is the president whether you like it or not. even if you insult him it will not change things. who does not know that the post is an evil paper. it aims at destroying the nation.

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  33. You would respond too if all you see everyday is negativity on some print and online media. Freedom of expression comes with responsibility and does not mean freedom of writing nonsense. Some people are just bitter because their preferred candidate did not win the election even when they were sure he would. There is so much hate online and people are not even ashamed of themselves. Accept divergent views. It is amazing the Post is just people who are in the other camp. Bena Mucheleka, uluse he seems so bitter all the time. Grow up man,surely there are some positive things that the PF has done. My father used to say if you are looking for bad traits in someone you will find them. Lets move onto bigger things. Eish….this is tiring. Hate has gone to a whole new level.

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  34. Presidency in Zambia has been made very cheap just like the way it was in Nigeria. You can not have rifraffs rulling the countries without any dreams whatsoever. Now Nigeria bosts of having put in Presidency someone who deserves it. If you look at all those from PF who scrabbled for PF Presidency one wonders where this country is heading to. Lungu is without any agenda at all leading a country like Zambia just for the sake of registering oneself as a president. look @ dolla. I would rather have the GANJA man lead this country because he showed leadership. LUNGU has to prove to us that he is worth leading this country. The problem we have is the high level of illiterancy who are in the majority and are rulling the literate people. LUNGU is already a lame DUCK. He should indicate roadmap.

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  35. Ka DANNY. Fact is PF does not import. PF does not need to import. I repeat. PF Does not need to import supporters
    from other places. Watch this space after Tuesday

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