President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in Chisamba during the Agritech Expo Zambia 2015 on Saturday, April 18, 2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE ©2015.
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in Chisamba during the Agritech Expo Zambia 2015 on Saturday, April 18, 2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE ©2015.

President Edgar Lungu says he still has strong ties with Former Republican Vice President Guy Scott.

Mr Lungu said he has never broken ties with Dr Scott after he ascended to the Presidency in the January 20 presidential by-election.

The Head of State said he still has a good working relationship with the former Vice President in Late President Michael Sata’s administration.

President Lungu said Dr Scott was still his boss and that those wishing for a broken working relationship between them will be disappointed.

Mr Lungu said this when the two met at the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) Agritech exposition at the Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust in Chisamba yesterday.

Mr Lungu expressed happiness at seeing Dr Scott for the first time since his inauguration.

Dr Scott was Acting Republican President during the transition period following the death of President Sata last October.

Dr Scott attended the agricultural exposition as a member of the farming community.

And President Lungu has warned opposition political parties that they should brace to face a renewed and strengthened PF in the 2016 general elections.

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  1. In short, we can disaagree without being disagreeable. Management and leader for those UPND illiterates.

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    • So nice to see Former President Scott. I still wish Zambians had given him a chance, Zambia was going to be like Singapore in no time.

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    • Insoni shabekata ba ECL. Had it not been for Guy Scott attending the function in his personal capacity as farmer, they were not going to meet.

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    • hmmm, people please dont be foo.led so easily. Who is chagwa trying to fool. if scott is his boss, why is he only seeing him now since he became president. Also, we have not forgotten what you said in south africa when sabc asked you about scott. the answers you gave, and your references to scott tell it all. am so surprised people are so easily duped by words. dont forget your history!!! dont easily forget things mwebantu. thats why mubepelwa!!!!

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    • This is the I.d.i.o.t we have for a president. You are the head of state. How can you say Scott, is your boss.

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    • Awe ba kateka bapa Zed fipe fya ng’ombe. You screwed up big time, that’s why I’m a member of the Rainbow Party. 2016, here we come with full vision for the Zambian people.

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    • Amwe mwe! i dont what to say about this Lungu of yours,,,how can you fire your boss?? in fact he fired his `boss` Guy Scot and demoted another boss the official PF president Miles Sampa to a deputy minister,,, then he is now saying bla bla bla,,, this guy should be drinking properly

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    • YAH! BUT WHAT YOU SAID IN SOUTH AFRICA IS REALLY REGRETABLE. YOU MUST APOLOGIZE TO ZAMBIANS AND DR GUY SCOTT. YOU MUST APPRECIATE THAT WITHOUT DR GUY SCOTT YOU WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT. I AM SAYING THIS BECAUSE DR GUY SCOTT IS ONE OF THE PILLARS OF PF APART FROM BEING ONE OF THE FEW FOUNDERS OF PF. IN SHORT DR GUY SCOTT IS THE FATHER OF PF. THAT ILL TALK DID NOT AUGER WELL WITH THE MAJORITY OF ZAMBIANS. IT HASN’T EVEN TAKEN YEARS BEFORE DR GUY SCOTT’S WORD OF BACKWARDNESS IS PROVEN TRUE AND YOU HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE MYOPIC.

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    • DR GUY SCOTT IS A HIGHLY PRINCIPLED MAN WHO EVEN AFTER BEING EMBARRASSED AND HUMILIATED PUBLICLY BY MAINLY YOU AND YOUR TEAM CHOSE TO CAMPAIGN FOR YOU. FOR ME I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE BEGINNING OF RESPECTING HIM CONSIDERING THE HUGE EMBARRASSMENT HE BURIED. DR GUY SCOTT IS A HUGE FACTOR IN ZAMBIA’S POLITICS WHILE RB IS BIG THIEF IN PUBLIC FUNDS.

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    • @1.1 IT WASN’T ABOUT ZAMBIANS. IT WAS ABOUT WYNTER KABIMBA WHO SAT ON THE CONSTITUTION FARTING ON IT. HE BLOCKED DR GUY SCOTT FROM BECOMING THE NEXT PRESIDENT. THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA LOVE DR GUY SCOTT AND WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN HAPPY TO HAVE HIM AS OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. KABIMBA KNOWING THINGS WERE IN FAVOUR OF GUY SCOTT DECIDED TO START FARTING ON THE REPUBLICAN DRAFT CONSTITUTION.

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    • PF non stop …2016, nafuti, nafuti…2021 nafuti, nafuti…watch this space there is no stopping mighty PF…

      Nomba Ni EL2016!!!

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    • I thought he said he is not his friend because they don’t drink together? Have they started drinking together now?

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    • Nshilimunobe face of Guy Scott behind the gathering is easy to tell. It goes without saying, actions speak louder than words. You went to South Africa, SABC showing off that he is not my friend, I don’t Vodka with him, and today you claim to be cousins? Really Ba Lungu? Sometimes, its better to be quiet than being a “chibwi no plan” as you put it yourself. The more you talk these days the more you sound like chibwili or kambwili. Sober yourself, Ichalo lifupa, tabanyena kuntulo mune. Just the other day, behaving like a kabova, “sela tubombeko” ummm!!

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    • if they are still good friends, how come they have never met since the inogiration and president Lungu publicly stated on South African T V that Scott was not his friend they do not drink together, so what s changed now?

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  2. what is lungu trying to blind or fool. who can’t see that there is a broken relationship between them. let him be principled like scott who will mean his words. that reconciliation was fake

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  3. Does Edgar think all is well between them? When he’s completely done away with what sata started? What a shameless man! Leave mutembo nchito alone & who knows,maybe he’s even planning doing the same with matibini… This man should never forget that he’s not going to be in power forever & every move aimed at freeing rupiah will one day come to haunt him.it’s just a matter of time.

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  4. This is very good news. I have always wondered the relationship between the two. Can scott accept a ministerial position? I wonder again!

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  5. Dr guy Scott and Dr partrick mwanasa were the best presidents in zambian histrory . Both of them cared for as poor people and tried really hard to with the economy . Anyone seen Sata or lungu talk about the weak zambian Kwacha ? FTJ , RB were head bandits and during KK was to young to remember. Lungu should just bring guy Scott back as vice president and act as finance minister. Guy Scott understands the economy rether then that bandit chikanda .

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    • ati “bandit chikanda”..yaba now you have made me angali ..I need some Chikanda na tu mpili mpili..

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    • Guy Scott held Presidency illegally. He holds two passports. Not eligible to be in Zambia, his home is prison. President is just trying to be assuring him and being nice to him. Guy Scott was held hostage by the Cartel on the basis of his dual citizenship. How many Zambians in diaspora hold only one passport? Constitution needs to change to allow dual citizenship to all the best of best to participate in Zambian affairs with added security of dual nationality and protection of those governments from vindictive politicians.

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    • @ Jacob, you are either a Tonga or a UPND who hates Bembas because they are smarter than yoself. No matter what yu say about them no one will believe yo hatred. This is a Christian Nation learn to love each other.

      And whether yu like it or not, Sata loved this Country and did more than any other president. All Mwanwasa did was build a family tree of Lambas ans banubotatwe in Govt and embassies and fight selective corruption, and also reap the labours of his freinds

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    • If you were old enough to know how FTJ liberated this country, you would not have said this. It is like haunting your mother about her ugly looks without realising she got burnt to save your life. Debate issues and not idol-worship.

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  6. Nsoni Mr Lungu…..Scott is on different level…..he is not a chawama politician….So Lungu wants Scott to help him win 2016…wailasha…you can fool some people some times but you can’t fool all the people all the time.
    Shame on you Lungu if you fool Scott once…shame on Scott if you will fool him twice

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  7. What nsoni are you talking about? You know very well Scott is barred by your foolish consititution to be Republican president

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  8. He doesn’t drink with the boss. Sometimes it’s good not to answer questions that no one has asked.

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  9. Inferiority complex just because Scott is muzungu and you think economy will do better rubbish! Come back to earth and rule yourselves. Haters will hate

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    • @chikunda no one has said it is because Scott is white THAT is what YOU think. So sir consider yourself with an inferiority complex. I thank you.

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    • @10 DO YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND ENGLISH. I NEVER READ OR SAW A WORD ‘WHITE’ IN THE WRITER’S SENTIMENT YOU ARE RESPONDING TO. ARE YOU DEAD BLIND? THAT WORD IS IN YOUR HEAD AND THEREFORE, YOU ARE THE ONE WITH AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX. I AM ADVISING YOU TO SERIOUSLY WORK ON YOUR INFERIORITY COMPLEX.

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    • yah like what is happening in South Africa, it s blacks against blacks just because they come from different countries; keep racism out of talks, it s people like you who bring about chaos like what s in South Africa today.

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  10. The fact that they do not meet it does not mean that they do not talk on the phone. The world is advanced and meetings take place in various forms.

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  11. zambians are not interested in your
    friendship with ba guy ifwe we want you to sort out our dwendlin economy …disapointed with what.?dont b petty bwana EL.we dont care about whose your friend nofyomwanga.just deliver your promises kwasila…we are o not children…

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  12. If Lungu knew, people are tired of politics. This politics is not feeding the poor. Lets hear what plans he has for Zambia. The man is talking about 2016 elections when the kwacha is unstable, gabbage is collecting everywhere! No wonder south africans are insulting us for having a dirty and backward country including a sick president. Some of us no dont care who rule us as long as we can see real development and development is not Lusaka alone. We also need to modernise this country. We still give hand written invoices in government offices while our neighbours have computerised their systems! What a country we live in!

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  13. Amwe mwe! i dont what to say about this Lungu of yours,,,how can you fire your boss?? in fact he fired his `boss` Guy Scot and demoted another boss the official PF president Miles Sampa to a deputy minister,,, then he is now saying bla bla bla,,, this guy should be drinking properly

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    • He has not met his so called boss for 4 months who is this lazy bum Lungu cheating? Maybe the gullible zombies who think its a sign of being humble…really laughable.

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    • As much as My president Nawakwi is a darling and my aunty Bo Inonge is just wonderful, it makes me happy when I see Lungu as president when people like you are irate and realize that power has slipped your patronage and nepotistic lineage. Never to return hahahaha. Talk about one jealous and bitter person. Be like the rest of us that know that Edith Nawakwi might be the next president of Zambia.

      Viva president Nawakwi.

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  14. “Dr Scott is still my boss, …”
    Boss! of-course in the context that ECL is the number one servant in Zambia which does not make any difference because even me and abena Chanda beu at Intercity are ECL bosses but if it is in the natural hierrachy context, then the statement is misguiding as ECL is the President.

    “….those wishing for broken ties between us will be disappointed-Lungu”. This is just ECL’s imaginary battle. It starts and ends in his scranium. It is ECL who didnt retain Scot as VEEP reverting him to a back bencher and made utterances about Scot when in RSA.

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  15. Lazy bum Lungu has no shame whatsoever saying such things given that he is meeting a former acting President for the first time since he swore in…he has no shame lying through his teeth.

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  16. In the cultural and political realms, your former boss still deserves recognition.

    Scott was for many years of the PF Edgar Lungu’s boss, until January 20th.

    Edgar could say the same of RB and of KK out of respect.

    Some references to past statements only show how static some people can be. People do move on and amend relationships. Face-to-face conversations are not the only way people chat about issues.

    So, turn a page, let the past be just that, the past.

    Good day all.

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  17. Let’s move on. Scott had his time, maybe his son or daughter if at all they consider themselves Zambians would have a future role to play. As for the old man, Chisamba is the best place for his retirement.

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  18. Thank God that muzungu is nowhere near the realms of power! ECL no need to even explain yourself or apologise. The chap would have sold our country to the highest bidder! Let him continue farming. By the way does he by any chance keep pigs?

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  19. Still waiting for a “presidential” statement from Edgar. What he has been saying or not saying since his inauguration is hardly inspiring. So now Scott is his boss? Last time he said Scott was his subordinate!

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    • I clearly see what you did there. President Lungu spoke what he thought in his mind in vernacular and translated it to English. He was only being respectful. As always it flew over some Zambian heads. The more reason we need president Nawakwi.

      Viva President Nawakwi.

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    • So we are all dumb and did not see how Guy Scott and his minions almost destroyed PF. Zambians, oh how we forget! We continue to disrespect our President and our leaders and except foreigners to respect him. When some bum in South Africa insults you,the President and the country on twitter, you go ballistic. Do not expect respect from your neighbor until you begin to respect the President and your leaders. Be patriotic and others will follow suit.

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  20. What type of culture is this new generation that insults their president. God raises the weak to confound the rude and arrogant strong.

    Viva president Nawakwi.

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    • @ Anonymous, isn’t it what Lung is doing, destroying PF and what it stands for. Scott is the remaining founder of PF and what has he done to him , and wasn’t the reconciliation just a farce, I doubt if Lungu is a Christian

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  21. President Mwanawasa was our greatest president ever. No one that has acted can match him, if you are dumb you shall think otherwise. President Lungu has an opportunity to make a case for himself. President Nawakwi will be our greatest president if ever elected to the front office.

    Viva president Nawakwi.

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    • What achievement did Mwanawasa make apart from riding on outcomes of tough decisions made his friends and fighting selective corruption. Give me a break you short sited moron

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  22. edgar thought Guy was a person to push around.Shame on you.2016 wont be easy for you. Zambians can still remember how you humiliated Guy in public.

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  23. Interesting ba Lungu. During your interviews in South Africa you were asked why you left Scott in your cabinet. Your answer to this question was “We don’t speak the same language and that he doesn’t understand where you come from”. How then did Scott become your boss? Retarded.

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    • And we are all damn and did not see how Guy Scott and his minions almost destroyed PF. Zambians, oh how we forget! We continue to disrespect our President and our leaders and except foreigners to respect him. When some bum is South Africa insults you! the President and the country, you go ballistic. Do not expect respect from your neighbor until you begin to respect the President and your leaders. Be patriotic and others will follow suit.

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  24. Is he treading in thin ice? Is he a state house tourist? Is he a man without a vision? Is he a hijacker? Is he a chancer without a strong foundation? Is he a blind driver? Is he just a torch bearer for someone else? Is he still a drunkard? Does he have the qualities of what it takes? Is he just punching in the dark?
    HOW DID ZAMBIA ARRIVE HERE?
    Is it a cursed Nation? Is it the most horrible place on earth? Is it a doomed state? Was it a failed state from the state from the start? Does it have no direction? Have we reached the end of the road?

    So many questions but no answers!

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  25. Indeed EL made a great mistake by distancing himself from founder member of PF and late Sata’s trusted friend.This will cost you alot of votes in 2016.Its a pity we have head ant assurance utterances concerning the nose diving economy.Whats happening to Kitwe -Chinola road?How can such a short distance road take more than 2yrs?

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    • Ba Lubinda is a sorry sight. And people say, this man is presidential material. Just laughing everytime, hoping and praying that he does not offend his master so that he can keep a ka job. what level of idiocy is this ba lubinda. Look at where scott is standing and the facial expression. he is unwaivering and it is actually ba chagwa who is rather in an uncomfortable position, feeling the need to explain himself before scott and others as to why scott was not given a govt job. uttering nonsense like, “he is still my boss”. this is madness of the highest order!!
      Chagwa was really not ready for this job, olo ni humbleness awe teifi!!you are the bloody commander in chief, act like it. behaviour kwati ni ka sigujana when shaka asendele ubufumu.chagwa was kicked around kuli tu bena musa

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  26. Scott looks shocked in the pic. Ba EL is always in a campaign mode instead of taking about the economy

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  27. Africans Zambians have El, South Africans have JZ l, Zimbabweans have RM. OMG. Where are we going

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  28. This EL is such a cry baby, every time “Some people this…some people that! Yaba! That’s why I don’t watch ZNBC anymore.

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  29. I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH ANY OF THE TWO I.E sCOTT AND LUNGU. THE FACT IS THAT THESE TWO WERE ENEMIES DURING THAT TIME , MAY BE THEY CAN MEND THINGS NOW. ONE ISSUE OF INTEREST FOR ME NOW IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SOUTH AFRICA. I TEND TO SUPPORT THE WHITE BOURS OF SOUTH AFRICA THIS TIME AROUND TO WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO THESE BLACKS OF SOUTH AFRICA. THESE BLACKS ARE A A BUTCH OF FOOLS AND ARE MURDERS. THEY HAVE NO HUMAN FACE WHATSOEVER. I NOW PRAISE WHAT THE WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS DID TO THESE *****S, IWISHED I KNEW THEM PROPERLY THEN. THESE WHITES WERE DEALING WITH MURDERS AND I APOLOGISE TO THE WHITES FOR THE DISLIKE I HABOURED THEN. AS ZAMBIANS WE SUFFERED FOR THESE MURDERERS, WE THOUGHT THEY WERE PEOPLE, BUT ARE ACTUALLY ANIMALS. HOW DO THEY DO SUCH TO FELLOW BLACKS? I SAY VIVA S.A. WHITES

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    • ba Rasco, two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because the South African Blacks have turned out to be a rotten lot who loot pilage and plunder and who kill at the drop of a hat,, does not justify the evils of apartheid. Both the neanderthal apartheid boers and these modern day South African Black baboons operate from an ignorant point of view.

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  30. This boss thing, is that simply a misquote or did those words actually escape ka Lungu’s foggy head?

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  31. The most democratic President Zambia has ever had is Guy Scott…..hehad already READ the South Africans that they are F00Ls a long time ago….ECL and his fake friends survived an arrest by fooling around with the sitting President. He could have quoted them for treason when they had unconstitutionally expelled him without any law covering them. What did Scott do, he openned his arms and allowed them to enjoy their borrowed freedom at that particular time. Give him some serious responsibility if he is still your boss otherwise you must stop the propaganda!

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  32. Ba updn u will continue being popular online media with yo empty comments come ballot paper OH Don’t Kubeba Nafuti Nafuti We pf win. NISELA TUBOMBEKO- PF 2016 You have our votes again and again

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