President Lungu being welcomed by newly crowned Paramount Chief Chitimukulu at Mwende Ngombe, Mungwi District
President Lungu being welcomed by newly crowned Paramount Chief
Chitimukulu at Mwende Ngombe, Mungwi District

President Edgar Lungu has advised electorates in Kasama Central and Lubansenshi constituencies in Northern Province to elect credible people in the forthcoming parliamentary bye-elections.

Speaking at Kasama Airport shortly before departure to Lusaka after gracing the coronation of Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people yesterday, President Lungu said Zambians should carefully scrutinize aspiring candidates they choose to represent them in Parliament.

He observed that the people of Kasama and Lubansenshi in Luwingu District have an opportunity to elect quality Members of Parliament who will have their interests at heart.

President Lungu said electorates should avoid the mistakes of voting for parliamentary candidates based on their financial muscle or their body appearance.

He urged PF officials in Kasama Central and Lubansenshi constituencies to adopt popular candidates on merit to ensure victory in the impending parliamentary bye-elections.

The Kasama Central seat fell vacant after former PF MP Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba crossed the floor to join the opposition UPND while the Lubansenshi seat was today nullified by the Supreme Court due to electoral malpractice by the former MP Patrick Mucheleka.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is expected to set the dates for the two parliamentary bye-elections.

President Lungu was seen off at Kasama Airport by PF Secretary General Davies Chama, Labour Deputy Minister Alfridah Kansembe, heads of government departments and PF members.

President Lungu confers with newly crowned Paramount Chief Chitimukulu
President Lungu confers with newly crowned Paramount Chief Chitimukulu
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  1. President Lngu is the worst President to have ruled Zambia. I wouldn’t mind if he died of HIV AIDS today. He is a liability to PF. I urge all PF members to consider replacing him Emmanuel Mwamba.

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    • Breaking News!

      EDGAR LUNGU AND RUPIAH BANDA DIFFER OVER DORA SILIYA.

      The information has emerged of a sharp deference between Rupiah Banda and Edgar Lungu over the pregnancy which Dora Siliya is carying. Rupiah Banda is mad at Lungu as he suspects that he is the one responsible for the pregnancy and has vowed to stop suporting him.

      “Ici Ci mwana ci Lungu cilibe ulemu chingagone bwanji namukazi wanga?” (This young man Lungu has no morals, how dare he can be sleeping with my wife), complained Rupiah Banda.

      Sources close to both Edgar Lungu and Rupiah Banda have disclosed that Dora Silya has been sleeping with Rupiah Banda since 2011 when his wife Thandiwe was diagonalized with cervical cancer.
      Amazingly, Edgar Lungu fell in love with Ms. Silya after winning the Presidential…

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    • @hilda Malama
      It’s better to have an HIV president than a thieving one…stealing from the poor. Your upnd leadership is mediocre and can’t be entrusted with our resources.

      Upnd and its leaders are extremely polarizing and can’t bring any meaningful development to the people. There ambition is about how much they will steal.

      Zambia needs a leader with a national character and not some obscure self centred chap with no national agenda.

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    • I totally agree, Edgar will go down in history as the worst president. He has never made any intelligent pronouncement regarding the direction of the country’s economy since becoming president.All we have heard from him are childish remarks like, “I will crush u like a ton of brick”. For the record Mucheleka was one of the best law makers in parliament.When Edgar talks of quality he probably thinks in terms of Jameson consumption

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    • @Obatala J. I totally agree with you. He will go down as the worst president in 2026 after serving TWO (2) full terms.
      Worst in terms of beating ‘the life president” of upnd one hakainde into retirement and silence.

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    • Hilda Mweemba your Kachema will die without stepping his foot at State house, mark my words.

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    • “A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.” Lyndon Baines Johnson

      No one gives advice with more enthusiasm and less knowledge than an ignorant person and, too often, an educated person is someone who knows how to be ignorant “intelligently”. It’s all right to be ignorant about some things, but it’s ridiculous to make a career of it. John Rayoa

      “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.” Robert Frost

      “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson

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    • Information reaching the Zambian watchdog indicates that the Zambian government’s sudden transfer of four Barotseland independence activists from Mwembeshi prison to Mukobeko maximum prison in Kabwe to commence trial was as a result of a warning from the US government.

      Highly placed sources from within the country and the SADC region have revealed that the US government through its mission in Zambia delivered a human rights complaint and warning to the Zambian government over the illegal incarceration and non-trial of the Barotseland independence activists.

      The Zambian government is reported to have reacted by calling an urgent cabinet meeting lasting over five hours and resolved to commence trial in August 2015.

      Tombstone!

      The Undertaker.

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    • …continuation…

      We have information that the urgent cabinet meeting lasted over five hours and there was tension in the meeting caused by Chishimba Kambwili’s confrontational approach to matters,’ said one source.

      Afumba Mombotwa and three other Barotseland activists have been in detention from 5th December 2014 charged with treason but the state has failed to proceed to trial and opted to keep the detainees at Mwembeshi without trial for over seven months.

      Two months ago a delegation of Barotseland activists presented submissions to the US government through its mission in Botswana on the impasse with the Zambian government over Barotseland’s statehood.

      The last time Chishimba Kambwili featured on a local radio station discussing the Barotseland issue he had issued threats…

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    • @ Gen you have no facts of thieving and neither would I say lungu would be the worst president but one thing for sure is you are among those who hate rich and successful people because you can’t join their ranks. There are many anyway who want to hate rich people but that is no appeasement as I wish many more would strive to be rich through God given talents.

      I hate being poor and being led by poverty stricken politicians who instead of trying to help me grow rich will instead suck some more from me. As for Lungu against financial muscle and body appearance it goes with the already comfortable and healthy than poor and sickly!

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    • How childish his excellence sometimes comes out. Ica ina, aka onda, ici tali, akepi, & for him the day goes. He even tells bana Tasila ati “tule teka mama wandi”.

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    • Interesting so this is about GBM? he is bad because he has jumped ship? wow what a country? unfortunate you can not compare GBM to your Kambwili? fat with no brains?? at least GBM has managed a successful businesses..

      Come 2016 No campaign money for PF. Sata is Gone, Guy Scott is out and GBM the main man is also out??

      I would encourage Given, Sampa and other smart young-men to leave PF now.. That party is meant for Dull people..

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    • @The Prince, GBM is not bad now. He has always been bad. He was expelled from the PF a long time ago. He was holding on because of a court injunction. Get your facts right bwana (Kabimba voice) before you starting spewing your ignorance here.

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  2. Useless! Every opportunity he has to say something, he talks about elections. Why is he so much preoccupied with elections seemingly at the expense of other greater issues?

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    • If Zambians were obsessed with looks they would not have voted for Lungu with his sickly Aids look and hungry hyena mouth.

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    • This is good. It gives us the opportunity to reap some rich Hakainde money in Northern Zambia even before 2016. Why can’t Mutati also cross the floor? During the campaigns, people of Kasama Central and Lubansenshi, don’t ukubapusa amakwempa baGBM naba Mucheleka! Get as much capital as you can, ask them to prove their riches by filling your pockets notusote. Voting day: show them the door!
      Donchi Kubeba reloaded! Nde…………… Ndimukulu wanchito!

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  3. Congrats Mwinelubemba at the coronation! We have this issue of recognition behind us. Well done Mr President. The best out of this is that there shall be no ‘recognition’ campaigns in 2016. I should believe we have an opportunity to discuss development in your Kingdom your Majesty, Mwinelubemba, abene ba mushili, chitwekoko the King Chitimukuli. Ulo tuleisa mukusefya pang’wena!!!!

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  4. HOW MUCH HAS LUNGU AQUIRED WITHIN SHORT PERIOD OF TIME? IS HE NOT RICH NOW? WE VOTE ON MERIT NOT ON INSULTS.

    LOOK AT WHAT GBM DID, HE REFUSED TO BE USED TO SIDELINE HIMSELF FROM HIS RELATIVES. ASK HIM WHAT HE SAID WHEN HE WAS DEFENSE MINISTER OVER THE WESTERNERS? HE SAID I AM SEND TO CREATE ENMITY WITH THE LOZI WHICH IS NOT MY WISH BUT PF AND I REFUSE TO BE USED.

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    • Sinuna if we all had good memories to help gauge those we elect we would have principled leadership. No one sees how quickly Lungu has catapulted on wealth to start questioning how come on the sources, making him a saint easily forgetting he stole a clients’ money and admitted just as he admitted visionlessness! GBM is being insulted for being principled standing up to Sata whom everybody feared. People would rather sell their dignity for crumbs. Too many Judas Iscariots, I love GBM for being himself, like him or not he has his money and don’t talk about his money if you can’t make your own! As president Muliokela would say “Don’t employ if you have no money!”

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  5. THE PEOPLE OF KASAMA NEED A COMMITTED AND PRINCIPLED MP,NOT ONE WHO SWITCHES PARTIES AT THE DROP OF A HAT AND SEEMS TO BE ONLY MOTIVATED BY PERSONAL GAIN.

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  6. Utuma PF cadres are out in force today ayi. Ni overtime? Relax chaps, it’s a long weekend. Come back Tuesday and do not worry, PF will still be a stup!d party and Lungu a hopeless leader and your services will still be needed to defend their nonsense. Cheerio!!

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  7. If I recall well, wasn’t EL the justice Minister the time Sosala was denied his seat as Chief? Wasn’t GBM fired fromFP due to supporting Sosala? Why is EL freightened by other peoples riches? Has just discovered that money can by votes?

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  8. Pf only dreams about tribalism and bye elections. Zambia is in an economic crisis and needs a strong team that can correct the mess caused by pf. The poorer one is , the more susceptible to corrupt activities. Zambia is becoming poorer because of very high levels of corruption.

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  9. Mr president I think you should apologize for mentioning somebody body appearance. We all know whom you were referring to but thats a low blow as they call it in boxing. As the head of state you should use facts and logic not insults to promote your candidate not looks. Thats ghetto

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  10. Why did you open your bar and the law company if you were not interested in making profits?
    your failure to run your compaies should not be compared to others.
    For a bussiness to grow it needs vision,strategies and displine which we need in the country not reaping where you did not saor the case with PF

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  11. People of kasama dont b fooled by edgar lungu who has nothing2offer u in his political hardtime,if he is not rich,pliz dont let him seperate u with gbm.Tomorow he’ll be out of office&u’ll see no more.

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  12. The utterly lazy bum Edgar once again making useless statements on an airport tarmac…he can not face the national via a live press conference and tackle pressing national issues like the economy, constitution, CBU closure, corruption, EuroBond expediture, load-shedding…no, no , no he would rather talk about “tribalism” and mere by election candidates.

    What a useless President you are Edgar…we thought you would learn a thing or two from your hardworking visionary colleague Kenyatta…but like i always say you can take a donkey to a pond but you can not force it to drink.

    Wake up Zambians we are not going anywhere with this handpicked tool Edgar!

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    • Visionless idi0ts like kakolwe are seeing development everywhere!!
      Great statement from a great thinker!!!
      If they are visionless but see;
      If they are idi0ts but take note of development;
      If they are not omnipresent but they are everywhere;
      THEN ONE NEED NOT WONDER WHY THE CLUELESS, THE POOR, THE LOWLY RULE AND SHALL CONTINUE TO RULE THE;
      Visionary, Rich, Smart, Clever:
      Howbeit:
      Headstrong & Stooooooopid!!

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  13. TWO THINGS THAT NO ONE CAN DISPUTE ARE THAT GBM IS SUCCESSFUL AND THAT HE IS PRINCIPLED. EACH TIME HE SEES A PARTY DIVERTING FROM THE ORIGINAL MISSION THAT IT WAS ELECTED FOR HE DOES NOT HESITATE TO PUBLICLY POINT THAT OUT AND WHEN HE SEES A GOVERNMENT HE IS PART OF IS NOT SERVING THE JUST INTERESTS OF THE NATION HE RESIGNS AND BECOMES THIER NUMBER ONE CRITIC. THAT IS A POLITICIAN OF PRINCIPLES. PEOPLE OF KASAMA CENTRAL DON’T LET LUSAKA LIE TO YOU. THERE’S IS ONLY ONE GBM. YOUR MP IS THE ONLY PF MP OR MINISTER THAT HAD THE COURAGE TO STAND UP TO SATA. WHO ELSE EVEN BANDA WAS SLEEPING WITH HIS TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS. LUNGU WAS SATA’S FAVORITE PUPPET. LUNGU WAS THE HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER USED TO BLOCK SOSALA CORONATION.KASAMA CENTRAL VOTERS REMEMBER THERE’S IS ONLY ONE GBM! ONLY ONE GBM

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  14. And who is Edgar referring to referencing one’s financial muscle or body appearance? this guy is certainly clueless and very childish. truth be told, he is only interested in his well being and enriching himself and will unfortunately say anything to lure people to vote for him. voters be wise

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  15. Honestly if people voted on physical appearance and financial muscle grounds, would Lungu be president….??? Just because GBM is big and rich now we hear brainless sentiments..

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    • True, this is a brainless statement or sentiments from a president of a country. What development did he take to Chawama with his poverty and slender body? The answer is a big ZERO. Where exactly did this man study law? He should try to shape up on his statements. Most of them are unpresidential.

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  16. Only GBM defended the chitimukulu the new Bemba chief from the PF cabin ate to the point of giving up his big post, Kawasaki that is your man son of the soil he is a hero.

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  17. This crap cannot come from a mature president. This only goes to show how stypid this Lungu is.

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  18. 13′ , you have just hit the nail on the head, chishinka, it’s only GBM, who defended chitimukulu, sacrificed his position, and quit. Twilalaba ifyakunuma, olo, baba pela generator, who cares!!!!

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  19. That man looks real, traditional, and a leader. No need to go far because his attire describes all that. Most of the times, the outside describes the inside. By the way, I like the President’s suit too. Very presidential.

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  20. Chimenomeno, how many teeth do you have? Is your dental formula that of a human being? He seems to have too many teeth.

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