King Mswati of Swaziland  delivering  his speech during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebration at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 25,2015 -Pictures  by   THOMAS NSAMA
King Mswati of Swaziland delivering his speech during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebration at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 25,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA

Visiting King Mswati of the Kingdom of Swaziland has paid tribute to former Heads of State for Zambia’s political and economic success.

King Mswati says no country can succeed without political will and a strong economy including the full participation of its people.

He says Zambia has achieved a milestone which guarantees and qualifies the 51st independence celebrations of peace and stability.

The Swazi King was speaking at Heroes Stadium to mark Zambia’s 51 independence anniversary.

He further congratulated Zambia’s Sixth President, Edgar Lungu, for assuming Presidency early this year and the confidence that the Zambian people had bestowed to govern them to prosperity.

He also thanked the people for their sacrifice and Zambia for her contribution to the liberation of the whole continent.

He stressed that trade between Swaziland and Zambia could be strengthened by the trade agreements that are in place in SADC and COMESA regions as the two regional blocks look forward to the conclusion of the continental free trade area that would open up more markets for goods and services.

The King said Africa has set herself important goals through the Vision 2063 agenda that seeks to address the social challenges countries in Africa were facing.

He said the Kingdom of Eswatini is committed to the initiatives as they address development challenges of the continent.

The King disclosed that Swaziland has embarked on a similar aspiration of attaining a developed status by 2022, which this vision has been embraced by all Swazi nationals.

King Mswati, who arrived in the country yesterday to grace Zambia’s 51st Independence Anniversary, said he was in Zambia to cement bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Swaziland and Zambia and also to explore investment opportunities.

And President Edgar Lungu disclosed that he has received a lot of messages of goodwill and congratulatory independence anniversary messages from other leaders across the world.

Mr Lungu said there is no doubt that the Zambian people have embraced and welcomed this year’s 51 anniversary commemorations country-wide.

He said Zambia has continued to spearhead peace, unity and sustainable development as well as inclusiveness since the era of colonialism.

President Lungu, First Lady Esther, Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Senior government and PF officials were among thousands of people who attended the celebrations.

Meanwhile, the Heroes Stadium was a hive of entertainment with performances from cultural dance troupes, the PF choir, defense and security choir and the Zambia National Service troops that entertained King Mswati and his delegation that comprised the First Lady Inkhusi Kati Lafogiyane, Foreign Affairs and International Relations Minister, Chief Mgwangwa Gamedze, senior Prince Tjekedi and other princes and princess among others.

There was fly pasts performed by the Zambia Air Force (ZAF).

First Lady Esther Lungu, Vice President Inonge Wina, First Republican president, Kenneth Kaunda, Cabinet ministers, freedom fighters, opposition leaders, traditional leaders, National Assembly Speaker, Patrick Matibini, Acting Chief Justice Marvin Mwanamwambwa, Lusaka Mayor, George Nyendwa, diplomats and senior government officials from the two governments followed the proceedings at Heroes Stadium.

Traditional dancers  during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Traditional dancers during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Service Chiefs salutes President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and King Mswati of  Swaziland  during  Zambia's 51st  Independence Day celebrations at Heroes Stadium  in Lusaka on  Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Service Chiefs salutes President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia’s 51st Independence Day celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with King Mswati of Swaziland  during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with King Mswati of Swaziland  during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with King Mswati of Swaziland  during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu greets First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebration at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 25,2015 -Pictures  by   THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu greets First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebration at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 25,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu with Swaziland First Lady greets  First Republican president Dr Kenneth Kaunda during  Zambia's 51st  Independence Day celebrations at Heroes Stadium  in Lusaka on  Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu with Swaziland First Lady greets First Republican president Dr Kenneth Kaunda during Zambia’s 51st Independence Day celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda speaks with Vice-President Inonge Wina during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda speaks with Vice-President Inonge Wina during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

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President Lungu with his Guest King Mswati of Swaziland
President Lungu with his Guest King Mswati of Swaziland
President Lungu with his Guest King Mswati of Swaziland
President Lungu with his Guest King Mswati of Swaziland
Zambia National service  salutes President Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary  Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia National service salutes President Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia National service  salutes President Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary  Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia National service salutes President Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia National service  salutes President Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary  Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia National service salutes President Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia National service  salutes President Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary  Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia National service salutes President Lungu and King Mswati of Swaziland during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
King Mswati of Swaziland heads to deliver his speech during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebration at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 25,2015 -Pictures  by   THOMAS NSAMA
King Mswati of Swaziland heads to deliver his speech during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebration at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 25,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu heads to deliver his speech during Zambia's 51st Independence anniversary Celebration at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 25,2015 -Pictures  by   THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu heads to deliver his speech during Zambia’s 51st Independence anniversary Celebration at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 25,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
King Mswati of Swaziland releases balloons  during  Zambia's 51st Independence Day celebrations at Heroes Stadium  in Lusaka on  Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
King Mswati of Swaziland releases balloons during Zambia’s 51st Independence Day celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
King Mswati of Swaziland releases balloons  during  Zambia's 51st Independence Day celebrations at Heroes Stadium  in Lusaka on  Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
King Mswati of Swaziland releases balloons during Zambia’s 51st Independence Day celebrations at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, October 24,2015 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
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21 COMMENTS

  1. I think King Mswanti should have worn his traditional attire at the Independence day Celebrations of an African country than the Eurocentric image of a designer suit.

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    • Those Zambia females tried their best to undress for the “King of S”, but by far. Intombi in Swaziland dance without bras!!

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    • Happy Birthday, Zambia … and May God continue to bless the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise. What is more gratifying is the new found ebullience and focus now being exhibited across the land.

      Everyone is in a hurry to develop our beautiful country again. Growing up at a time when that used to our patriotic anthem makes me even more proud to realize this new found positive energy is being revived among our people again.

      Bane tubombeshe tu twale ichalo cesu pantanshi … Long Live Zambia! From the ashes we rise again. One Zambia One Nation.

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    • @Numbian, I think it is wrong that you and more others are “disrespecting” a honorable guest, the KING.

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    • Nostra, there is no honor in presiding over a harem of women who don’t have much of a choice in the matter. Some of these primitive “traditions” should be rejected unequivocally.

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  2. The king should have let his diccck hanging loose so that we see why the fuccck he likes tombing all the time. MALABISHI

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  3. ati Swazi first lady. LT, don’t sugarcoat the facts. Tell it like it is. Say ‘one of the Swazi concubine ladies’

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    • ha! ati brainwashed. Having a conscience and moral standards is not what I regard as brainwashed. On the other hand trying to defend Africa’s “honor” by mincing words over a pervert like Mswati could very well be construed as being brainwashed. And if you want to know my opinion about the queen of england, just ask.

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    • That’s Africans for you if it was Queen Elizabeth or some prince from England they would have been showering them with praises as they are brainwashed to the point that they are out of their minds.

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  4. Birds of the same feathers……. King Mswati doesn’t deserve to be honored like this. All he knows is enjoy and have s.x as his subjects wallow in poverty. He has totally grounded the Swaziland economy due to his luxurious life, and now depends on RSA for loans and help. Edgar Lungu admires this guy and it is evident from the luxurious life of getting chattered jets to NY.

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  5. Beautiful, mountainous Swaziland with its Dhlaminis in great numbers and free running horses. Wouldn’t it be nice to see you developed along with the rest of Southern Africa. Sometimes it is hard to see why we have failed to get it right. Almost like it was pre-destined to fail by the carvers. Wake up from the slumber, Africa! Being historically screwed should be our past not our legacy.

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  6. One of those ZNS men may be using my SAR I used at National Service. ‘With a clip of ten rounds, lying, load!!!’

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  7. So does the Swazi polygamous pervert wear 14 wedding bands on his fat fingers? Perhaps 10 on his fingers and four on his toes. what a caveman.

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  8. Nyau: nothing primitive about the Swazi culture of celebrating chasity. However you welcome to have it your way with that corrupt clanish pervert mswati

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  9. The Swazi polygamous bastard is primitive. I did not say all Swazi culture is. Many societies around the world practiced polygamy and worse, once upon a time. But they have civilized since.

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