Emmanuel Mwamba
Emmanuel Mwamba

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has confirmed that controversial musician Clifford Dimba aka General Kanene’s third wife Sharon was savagely beaten up.

But Mr Mwamba has attempted to link General Kanene’s first wife to Sharon’s beating after he posted on his Facebook page that it is not clear who beat her up between Mrs Kanene (First wife) and General Kanene.

He also stated that the issue which he called a private family tiff has been blown by President Edgar Lungu’s known enemy But what is clear is that, has been.

Mr Mwamba also linked the expose to Hot FM newscaster Hugh Jempa Mpundu and his boss Oscar Chavula for leaking photos showing Sharon with a swollen eye.

Below is Mr Mwamba’s Facebook posting.

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE BEATING OF SHARON NGANDULA (The so called Mrs. Kanene)

On Sunday 19th July 2015 Clifford Dimba picked Sharon Ngandula.

Although Clifford is married, Sharon is the second person he has a child with (and she calls herself his third wife).

Dimba popularly known as Gen. Kanene wanted to verify critical information relating to certain matters.

1. Clifford left her pregnant when he went to prison.
2. He also wanted to establish if the born child was his.
3. He also wanted to establish why she was co-habiting with another man and only left him when she heard that he had been pardoned.
4. Wanted to verify whether she has been living with her mother in John Laing, or at her new boyfriends place in Chawama.

It remains unclear at this stage what happened as the name of Mrs. Kanene (the original Mrs. Kanene comes in the picture).

In the family meeting convened on Monday evening to establish facts and resolve the matter, Sharon’s brother Hugh Japer Mpundu who works for Hot FM is accused of distorting facts and published the picture and story through Hot Fm Proprietor Oscar Chavula.

When pressed to establish who beat her and caused the swelling on her left eye between Mrs. Kanene and Clifford Dimba, Sharon kept on blaming the brother for his opportunistic actions and for taking a picture without her consent.

She insisted that what happened among the three and her relationship with the father of her child is what the family should resolve.

But what is clear is that a private family tiff, has been blown by President Edgar Lungu’s known enemy.

It’s a story whose manufacturers (Hot Fm) wish to target and discredit President Edgar Lungu and his actions.

So the Zambian Watchdog and The Post will celebrate a story of this magnitude will twist and turn the details in gory details to scandalise government decision to pardon Dimba.

But the facts remain:

To date there is no complaint, no victim and no official Police report and no medical record.

Sharon has chosen to remain silent insisting that this matter is private and remains between Clifford, the child between them and herself.

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  1. Am I confused, deluded or did I miss my medication this morning? In what capacity is the Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa issuing a statement on this tabloid gutter journalism driven story? Are there enough low level people in PF to deal with this?

    Ok maybe I need to go back home and take my medication, to see sense in all this tabloid nonsense

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    • @MMD Chief Bootlicker, the Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa is a family friend to one of these families.

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    • Talk of shooting yourself in the foot! Emmanuel Mwamba what are you doing? wouldn’t it have been better to keep quiet than dig a bigger hole for Edgar Lungu to fall in? what are you doing in Lusaka anyway don’t you have work to do at the embassy in South africa? This goes to show that tax payers monies are wasted everyday by a bloated government and diplomatc missions. These chaps have nothing to do in their offices.

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    • If Mwamba is one of the Advisors to Lungu, he must be fired today. The presidency in Zambia has been reduced to a joke.

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    • He is the party chief internet propaganda officer, that is why he is responding with a waffling statement.

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    • When EL cautioned civil servants against spending time on Facebook he was indirectly hinting to Mwamba. The fact that Sharon has not filed a complaint with the police does not dispute the fact that she was assaulted. This is a PR disaster for EL, whether they like it or not.

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    • The other point is that if she was just a girlfriend did Kanene expect her to wait for him for 18 years before she could move on? Having a child with him does not make her his wife. She may have opted to settle down with a man, who was willing to make her a wife.

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    • What is meant by the statement there is no victim?
      There are many victims here the victims are all civilised people who despise gender violence, victims of spouse abuse, victims of rape, victims of sexual violence and all those who know that if this general kanene was on parole he would be sent back to jail for contravention of parole conditions and in fact demoted to private .
      Sadly we have to live with the reality of a child molester who is now a wife molester next he will……

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    • Pathetic failures (PFs) at it again. Whats his interest in private family matter. Why all these justification? I dont really get it the whole lot of a high commissioner justifying such issues, am disappointed.

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    • Whatever Mwamba’s interest in this case is, his explanation sounds valid & clears all my lingering doubts why a husband decides to “do it” with his wife in a Lusaka guest house when their home is within Lusaka. Sharon must really be a concubine or bit”’! Through promiscuity Sharon must have been impregnated by Gen Kanene & the Gen just wanted to continue where he left it, hence their decision to use a guest house. Who knows the Gen may have chewed “Mutototo” in advance in anticipation of ,due to his incarceration, a long overdue pleasurable service . He cud even have kissed those big lips only to be incensed by that lame or genuine excuse of Monthly P ‘something, something’. When she accompanied him to the G/hse she must have known what to expect from a highly sexually starved…

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    • Whatever Mwamba’s interest in this case is, his explanation sounds valid & clears all my lingering doubts why a husband decides to “do it” with his wife in a Lusaka guest house when their home is within Lusaka. Sharon must really be a concubine or bit”’! Through promiscuity Sharon must have been impregnated by Gen Kanene & the Gen just wanted to continue where he left it, hence their decision to use a guest house. Who knows the Gen may have chewed “Mutototo” in advance in anticipation of ,due to his incarceration, a long overdue pleasurable service . He cud even have kissed those big lips only to be incensed by that lame or genuine excuse of Monthly P ‘something’. When she accompanied him to the G/hse she must have known what to expect from a highly sexually starved Gen.

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    • “When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds” Will Rogers
      “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about”
      “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance” Derek Bok
      “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.”
      “It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic.” — Thomas Sowell
      “Never argue with a man whose job depends on not being convinced.” — H.L. Mencken
      “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

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    • Emmanuel Mwamba’s plan is like this. Become Kasama Central MP next year and spend the 5 years planning how to succeed weak Lungu. Thats why he spends his energy putting Lungu in good light. He has to make sure Lungu stays in office so he can easily succeed him.

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    • @ Bootlicker – please leave some of that medication for me to take as well. I am truly confused by this Mwamba fella

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    • He is issuing this statement as part of the wide picture of confusion in this party called PF.

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  2. umungulu wekaweweka,there serous issues to report about like load shedding,white collar crime at multi choice where u pay in full for the month but only watch programmes for 15 days due to load shadings,Police failing to arrest chama the bandit,

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    • Emmanuel Mwamba’s plan is like this. Become Kasama Central MP next year and spend the 5 years planning how to succeed weak Lungu. Thats why he spends his energy putting Lungu in good light. He has to make sure Lungu stays in office so he can easily succeed him

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    • The point here is that the President should have waited for a while before giving Kanene a good boy’s reward. Dimba is still a very bad boy who needed more time in the gallos to reform. Mwamba is trying to defend his boss for having made a mistake. Go to your office in SA Mwamba because you are receiving a free salary. Even if we talk about load shedding, fuel increase, weak Kwacha……the list is long. Ba Lungu is blunder after blunder.

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    • @2.1 TRUE ZAMBIAN

      Have you forgotten this Dimba (kanene) only needed to open his mouth and sing a song “mwaona a lungu nakusebenza kwao”… and he got his luck break in life.

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  3. How does the High Commissioner come into Kanene personal issues? How can the whole High Commissioner be the spokesperson for Kanene?

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    • I thinks its because the S.A High Commissioner is standing by his colleague the “ambassador” of defilement and GBV

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  4. And this is supposed to be a national leader leading the economy’s relations with South Africa……and then you tell me PF makes sense!!!!!! If this BS can be seen as such a pressing issue for Mwamba it means issues of economic relations between Zambia and SA are above his level of intellect.

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  5. In all this nonsense of Chagwa Lungu releasing a common criminal/praise singer on to our streets, is it lost on you PF sympathizers the fact that a human being was brutally beaten?? What direction is Zambia heading into? It reminds of RSA, where people bent on protecting foolishness of a president who go to an extent of calling a swimming pool as a “fire pool”

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    • With such levels of low caliber involving a high office, you expect Zambia to develop, when and how?

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    • Mwamba himself has a criminal record when he worked at the bank and as a student. What do you expect when criminals have taken over power?

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  6. The President, His Excellency E C Lungu, must be selecting carefully the kind of people to work with. By any reasonable measure, Mwamba is not supposed to be among the President’s appointees. This is a total disgrace.

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    • The other day Chuundu Chaitwa categorically told Edgar he had perennial weeds in his government. And, boy, were they right! Edgar has some hard weeding to do, if you ask me.

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  7. Did Mwamba make her pregnant when Kanene was in prison? How does he come in? The stealing of tax payers money by being appointed and being paid for when someone else is doing the Job in SA is wrong! I urge the corrupt leadership to be honest and prudent, either let Mwamba take up the position of the current ambassador continues while mwamba is made the spokesperson for Dimba and keep drawing the salary as it is. It is not right for Lungu to abuse tax payers money like this. Its insane and a drain to the tax payers

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  8. This political suicide this empty tin is trying to justify wife battering only in Zambia…disgusting..I can not read such rubbish by this kaponya…where are those Womens Lobby I can’t wait to see them eat their words!!

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  9. Good lord. Mwamba seems to be insinuating that the beating was justified. It is never OK to hit your spouse even if they are cheating on you. Best you divorce. It is also somehow funny that Mwamba is not too concerned about the poor woman who was beaten. We all know victims of spousal abuse are usually afraid of reporting the culprit, so that fact that she has not reported to the police should not be celebrated. Mwamba should be encouraging her to come forward. A woman was savagely beaten, and Mwamba seems to be only concerned about protecting the image of his boss, who may have released a violent criminal onto the streets!

    The women’s lobby chairlady who was elated at the release of Kanene should issue a statement. This is trully shameful

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    • Ha ha ha excellent observation Freddie, I guess since her brother distorted the facts the beating has been justified. What message are we sending about treatment of women, women are in trouble in Zambia, even your own womens lobby fully backs this Kanene caveman.

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    • @ freddie and Spellcheck

      You forgot to mention “ambassador” kanene “hands-on” approach in battle against GBV.
      Great achievements of our “diplomats” (sic)

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  10. He seems to know much about Kanene,,,,so now beating up of family members has become a family tiff?empity tin

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  11. Emmanuel Mwamba, forget about ZWD and the Post, its you who is caught up in this web of twists and turns. Simply put, lies. No further comment.

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    • LT, please remove my comment. This story is not worth commenting on. I feel very sorry for the lady, though.

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  12. This was pulled out of his facebook page, yes facebook page! Some of you post things on your walls like “going to sh*t now before attending world indaba on pollution”

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  13. Presidency for hire in the kaponya republic of Zed! We accept tragic comedy and praise singing, Jameson whisky, beating up/teargassing of political opponents and intimidation of ZP using Jerabos, campaign sponsorships, frivolous court cases to manipulate constitution in order to avoid general elections etc . In exchange we offer assorted favours offers including but not limited to, jailing of snoopy journalists & musicians, protection, pardons from jail for mandatory long jail sentences, cover up of any corruption cases you may be facing, diplomatic postings, single sourced contracts, return of govt confiscated/withdrawn goods & contracts etc . Come one! Come all!

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  14. Kanene is a human being like any other person he has emotions.We have to be careful with the way we make comments.He had to beat his wife because his wife was denying him his conjugal right.Let man tell me if they can be happy to be denied this sweet food.So suspect that his wife was having sex with someone else and by the time Kanene was asking for sex his wife was fed up because she had enough of it whilst Kanene was in the prison all the days without any sex.Do you think can he feel better to be denied sex?

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  15. Thank God that i am not one of those who voted for this useless government.
    I am so happy and its is well with me my morals and i can walk with my head up as i rejected this leadership from begining

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  16. ATI High commissioner!!! Defending women battlers, GBV….!!!!!! PF ……Will see the law enforcement will deal with this. As for Emmanuel, He wishes was Information Minister. Was the story reported by ZWD and THE POST alone??? Even New PF vuvuzela Zambia Reports REPORTED IT.

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  17. Total circus in Zambia, u mean there is nothing to report on ba LT?

    What is Mwamba’s interest ?

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  18. I guess the deal btwn Kanene and Mwamba is that Kanene is supposed to compose a political song for Mwamba for Kasama Central. This must be the link btwn the two. However, this unholy alliance btwn the 2 shud not justify Mwamba’s involvement in Kanene’s marital affairs. It is shameful and I am sure the President is feeling the worst of all and I am sure by now he knows he was actually cheated.

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  19. I just imagine a young woman’s husband being convicted for rape/defilement and has to spend 20yrs in jail. The young lady decides to find new love since after 20yrs is too far. Then miraculously the husband is pardoned. He looks for her and only to find another man staying with her. Who is wrong in this case? Prisoner or merciless woman who can’t hold on?

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  20. ‘Zambia’ has a very effective representative in South Africa in the name of Emmanuel Mwamba. Mr Lungu did his best to choose the best team .

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    • You forgot to mention appointed “ambassador” kanene contribution to welfare and protection of underage girls and his “hands-on” approach on gender based violence.
      Great appointments which are measure of his “diplomatic acumen” and statesman approach.

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  21. family spokesman or kanene spokesman! Since when did the Job description of Diplomat change to that of shibukombe!

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  22. Same nonsense he was doing before he was fired as PS!
    The Nigga doesn’t learn. These are types you can not befriend or trust!

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  23. Problem is people are turning social problems into political problems. Kanene or whoever beat Saron is wrong. The best would have been to take her to either family gathering, court or the police.

    The president released him in good faith following recommendations from Prisons Authority.

    This offence is new and unrelated to having sex with a girl ‘claiming’ to be below 16 yet already a mother. Instead of blaming the president Kanene should carry his own cross. Hope Sharon will report this matter so that action can be taken even if it meant taking Kanene back to jail. If that happen I am sure prison Authorities will not free him again.

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    • Presidency of the Republic it is Political and not social office.
      Therefore, every single decision done by the President it is political decision.
      Try to find another excuse to justify bringing the Office of the President in to disrepute.

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  24. @Sponge bob, kayula and eddy! What do you have to say about your much celebrated pardon by your drunken master!

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  25. 1. Clifford left her pregnant when he went to prison.
    2. He also wanted to establish if the born child was his.
    3. He also wanted to establish why she was co-habiting with another man and only left him when she heard that he had been pardoned.
    4. Wanted to verify whether she has been living with her mother in John Laing, or at her new boyfriends place in Chawama

    question to Emmanuel
    just confirm whether she was beaten or not, the rest is a private affair. wife battering is a public affair.

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  26. Whether Sharon has chosen to remain silent or not, and regardless of whether she lodged any complaint, and whether there was or there wasn’t any victim, official Police report or indeed a medical record, assault is a criminal offence in Zambia and the fact that the woman was seen with a bloody shut eye should spur the police to arrest whoever assaulted that girl. Had she died, would this silly Mwamba still be saying all this nonsense? Anyway, for a person who was the last seen with Chiluba just hours before the former president was brought-in dead, this does not come as a surprise!

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  27. Mwamba is the one who was co-habiting with her while Kanena was in prison so he is trying to sweep the dirty under the carpet

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  28. The point is Mwamba is the architect of Kanene’s pardon, he took him out from prison to compose a song in praise of Lungu.

    Therefore it is imperative as a recomender to swiftly defend the criminality of Kanene in the eyes of Lungu and the rest of gullible Zambians.

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  29. just a question…the guy says
    1. Clifford left her pregnant when he went to prison.
    2. He also wanted to establish if the born child was his.
    ????????????????????????????????????????????

    you left her pregnant then you ask whose child it is????????

    did the guy who wrote this take time to read through B4 posting this??????
    thats what happens you think you are more intelligent than everyone else.

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  30. Some one needs to remind Lungu that he is president. Due to his carelessness he finds himself embroiled in the most embarrassing issues created by his own appointees that are distracting him from attending to numerous problems affecting the less privileged.
    The land of Zambia urgently needs healing and cleansing.

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  31. Kindly take Dimba to a deliverance minister because it is not normal for some one to behave like that barely 72 hours after being pardoned.

    In spiritual matters, it is a very serious business.

    However I still stand with the President. His gesture was just ok. It is only that the Dimba chap is not appreciative.

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  32. What a mess. That’s what happens when you lose morals. Pardoning a defilor because of praise songs. What ulemu has he brought to the president now. Told you it’s better to embrace critics such as pilato but PF cadres here with their empty brains were just showering insults. You get what you deserve Mr president enjoy.

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  33. This is what happens when someone is trying to cover their tracks but fail miserably. It is plain and simple, Emmanuel Mwamba and the president simple messed up. The one thing you are trying to hide from us, is the crime of assault battery charges against Kanene. Right now the chap should be behind bars. President Edgar Lungu should know he is a lawyer isn’t he? This is actually aggravated assault because it resulted in an injury. It does not matter whether the photo’s were leaked and actually applaud the person who did for whatever reason but we have seen the violence exhibited by a man pardoned by the president and praised by a woman’s lobby group. Let’s stop the Mickey Mouse games and send the perpetrator back to jail and fire all those responsible for his release. Take action now!

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  34. High commissioner my foot. If it’s indisputable that a woman was beaten why is this foól not addressing the issue of violence against women and how this woman should be taken care of. Why is his main concern defending the reputation of his boss? As dumb and useless as his bos ka Lungu.

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  35. This is all perfectly silly. A man has been pardoned of a very serious crime of a repugnant nature. His conduct is our concern and it is NOT between three people.

    The man is clearly disdainful of societal rules and he misunderstands expectations of him as a man in the public eye. There is no excuse for his conduct, especially as he has disappointed our President just hours after a pardoning.

    He must return to jail to serve his full sentence and a new case should find against him which he must serve consecutively. Maximum damages for this girl must be awarded. It would appear her lax morals in having relationships with married men has metered its own punishment on her.

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  36. Am equally confused why Emmanuel Mwamba commenting on this scandal and speaking on behalf of kabenga Kanene. Mwamba alibilima that’s why President Sata fired him.

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  37. MWAMBA IS AGAIN TRYING TO TAKE THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE FOR A RIDE. THE TRUTH REMAINS THAT LUNGU MADE ANOTHER EMBARRASSING MISTAKE BY SETTING FREE A KNOW AND CONVICTED ABUSER BEFORE HE WAS REHABILITATED. LUNGU DID THE HIS IN A QUEST TO GAIN FAVOUR WITH WHATEVER LITTLE FOLLOWING KANENE HAS AND THE MOVE HAS BACKFIRED. WE GET IT EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE AND FROM THE LOOK OF THINGS DIMBA JUST BLEW HIS. LUNGU IS NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ABUSE THAT DIMBA INFLICTS ON ANY VICTIMS HERE GOING FORWARD. FORGIVENESS IS A PRESIDENTIAL PREROGATIVE AND AS A SOCIETY WE ARE ALL FOR IT. ONLY PROBLEM IS LUNGU EXERCISED IT TOO SOON AND IF THIS STORY IS TRUE KANENE HAS ONCE AGAIN PROVED HOW LUNGU HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE IS DOING AS PRESIDENT.

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  38. As a Zambian based in SA I feel personally affected by by High Commissioner issuing this statement…esp on social media. Surely he should realise that anything he does or says whether even in his personal capacity can not be separated from the official position he holds. He at no point can claim to be issuing such a statement in his personal capacity as his role of High commissioner (ambassador) is full time….hence enjoying privileges like diplomatic immunity. I always had little faith in the SA embassy…but Chikonde did what he could. But it seems things have moved from bad to worse going by the calibre of Mwamba.

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  39. This is how low diplomats have sunk! We have had the one in Mew York who has a DUI, then we had Frank Mutubila’s saga with his wife now Emmanuel Mwamba. Is he not supposed to be in SA? Seems diplomats just wander around as they feel. I remember that in the past ambassadors esp could not leave their posts without clearance from the Head of State. Now it is just cadres! El what have you done to this country of ours? Clean up please and get rid of clowns like Mwamba. Initially he was supposed to go to Malaysia and he declined. Why? Obviously he wanted somewhere near to here so that he could pop I and out of the country. Why?

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  40. I do not understand how Emmanuel Mwamba fits into this equation. This is without reference to his position of High Commissioner. Mean a will be representing Zambia as a country in SA but remains this immature and lacking dignity. Sata fired him for serious. Manipulation of government processes, etiquette and lies. Here he is posting about a matter that should have been left to Kanene to deal with. If he had reason to be involved, he should have advised privately. We have a government in the hands of impostors. Sad for Zambia.

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  41. Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba, plse keep quite. This issue does not belong you, let the citizens say what they see Ah dont jump where you are not wanted. Stick to High Commission job. Dont be everywhere plse.

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