President Edgar Lungu greets Hakainde Hichilema
President Edgar Lungu greets Hakainde Hichilema

Political leaders today put their political differences aside as they joined in marking the first anniversary of the passing of President Michael Sata who died at King George hospital in London last year.

There was loud applause as President Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema shook hands after St Ignatius Catholic Church Priest Charles Chilinda who invited all political leaders present to the front and asked them to sing along as the choir sung President Sata’s favourite song TutemwanEebane bonse during a memorial mass this held at St Ignatius Catholic church this morning.

Fr Chilinda urged all political players in the country to genuinely reconcile saying late Republican President Michael Sata would have loved to see a united political front.In his homily during the memorial service, Fr Chilinda said President Sata preached love and reconciliation hence the need for all politicians in the country to reconcile genuinely.

He advised politicians to forego the hatred they harbor for each other and love one another from today going forward.

Father Chilinda has challenged political party leaders to come together and put their heads together and manage the politics and economy of the nation well.
He said it is hoped that this is the new beginning for political party leaders to work together for the benefit of the nation unlike what has been prevailing lately in the nation.

Fr. Chilinda recalled how he advised President Sata to reconcile with late President Levy Mwanawasa and the late Head of State heed to the advice and went ahead and reconciled with President Mwanawasa.

Fr. Chilinda said President Sata cared more for the poor as his political party was built on the basis of helping the poor.He advised the PF to remain focused on uplifting the lives of the poor people.

Fr. Chilinda reminded those in government that they would not have been where they are today if it was not for the efforts and hard work of late President Sata.
The memorial service will later proceed to Embassy Park for the unveiling of the tombstone at the late President’s grave and laying of wreaths.

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema greets former first lady Dr.Christine Kaseba
UPND president Hakainde Hichilema greets former first lady Dr.Christine Kaseba
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    • Those where powerful witch doctors at state house. HH finally stopped throwing his toys from the pram!

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    • Picture one says it all. With HH patting little Lungu on the shoulder, you can imagine him saying uzanya mu 2016!

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    • About time HH realized who his ruler is. Lungu looks 100 times more presidential than HH in the picture. Come 2016, HH will go into hibernation!

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    • ”Fr Chilinda said President Sata preached love and reconciliation”.Ubufi bweka bweka.We all know who Sata was.He never preached what this so called ‘Father’ was saying. Why do we like praising the Dead?

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    • The PF told the priest to call for a handshake since it would make the ruling party look like a peacemaker.
      Let’s wait and see if the PF violence will disappear from the political scene.

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  1. Wonderful kitchen politics, The giants finally meet and find reason to smile this church is synonymous of genuine reconciliation. Well-done Father this what we expect from the clergy in Zambia.

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  2. Lusaka Times learn to uphold Journalistic ethics please,credit the stories you lift from other websites. lifting stories without giving credit to your source is unprofessional. please stop it.

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  3. Yes we are not at war in Zambia and it is important for the leaders to mingle in such a manner. Indeed there is time for everything and I hope after this mingling, HH continues to criticize the govt for their short comings otherwise they will go into slumber. Maturity is required from our leaders both in govt and opposition.

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  4. Who looks more presidential between the two. Well done HH and continue hammering them on the campaign trail.

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  5. HH is telling Lungu; “You have had your short pathetic miserable time in power. Come 2016, I will lead this nation – and properly”

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    • And Lungu is saying “poor serial loser. I tried it once and am president and you have tried how many times now?

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    • @The Real Olivia Pope. Couldn’t have put it better myself! This HH chap is hell bent at entering the Guinness World Book of Records as the biggest serial presidential elections that ever lived

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    • Am loving this..same way i liked SAta. Appears staying in opposition for 10 years is a prerequisite to being Presido in Zambia coz even Sata had spent exactly 10. Indeed time for some seat warmer to vacate plot #1. Forward chabe in 2016!

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  6. HH never attended the funeral of late President Sata in 2014, and what has changed today? All those with illusions about UPND forming Government in 2016, I ask them to seriously prepare for heart attacks, get it or die trying! This pomposity was seen even in the last US elections, where is the Republican loud mouthed rich man today? Obama is in the chair and his works have just been appreciated in the last seventh year!

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    • Mu kapena ba ghettho power mu 2016 as forth coming 7th president of Zambia his excellence president HH shall be sworn in by Chief justice Mambilima.

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    • Ubufi ba Jamesoni! You have been saying that for the last 10+ years. Considering the voting pattern in this country, UPND will again tumble. I can bet my beautiful life on it!

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    • Ba Ghetto. Ubufi muleleka. Problem naba PF Cadre is that they eat lies, sleep lies, think lies, walk lies. Who told you that HH never attended Sata’s funeral.

      You are lying and you know it!!! Mukaya pya kuli Lesa kubufi ba mambala imwe.

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    • Mundetele
      I almost thought you said you bet your “wife” on it not your hopeless soul which cant be accepted even by illuminati.

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  7. HH stole the limelight in this photo, analyze the picture you see that ECL shook HH with both his hands trying so much to cover him and assume authority but he was quickly out done when parted on the shoulder with a confident posture. The highlight being the eye contact they both made including the smile.

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    • Nonsense analysis. These are simply habits of 2 different personalities. HH always with pomp and splendor while Edgar abit timid but happy to shake his political nemesis’ hand. It is not posturing which will bring power to one, but trust. How many people can trust HH with power and feel comfortable and how many can trust ECL and feel comfortable. Any mistruct of either of them will lead to one of them losing the elections. One of the 2 groups ECL or HH’s will be sad come 2016 presidential election results.

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    • Ba Mundetele. I trusted JECL with power once, and now I can’t sleep comfortably. Hunger, uncertainty, and oppression. Imagine that I have to look over my shoulder before I whisper to my neighbour that I have no food at home. I do’t even know whether my country is going forward or backward.

      You think I will make the same mistake. Can’t never.

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  8. You cannot make too much about handshakes- it makes a good photo. And all those who are calling HH a serial looser, do not be deceived, it is careless to be heavily invested in political hope that someone never ascends to power, but from an analyst’s point of view, the trend is that HH will be president one day.

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    • It’s just that he ought never to because of his plan to break the geography of Zambia. It’s no secret!

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  9. The message is loud and clear……We are one people regardless of our political affiliation. More of this will help our country because this should be the beginning of the inter Party dialogue. ECL, invite the opposition without the eye of the media and discuss freely and share ideas on how to improve our county.

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    • Efilanda umuntu ifi. Being pragmatic and optmistic for ones country and seeing the good in all is the mark of great thinkers. Mwasosa bwino sana ba ZED MIX.

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    • Ati being pragmatic and optimistic.
      Nonsense.We give you power you abuse it enrich yourselves,destroy our economy,bring nepotism,throw pangas on the streets now you want help from the very pipo your late illiterate dictator was arresting even for greeting pipo.We can greet you yes but the real hour has come.Store enough money to pay your lawyers.

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  10. thats why i just laugh when people want to kill one another for these guys. i always tell whoever cares to listen that each of these guys has to earn my vote because i want to employ only the best. so each time they fail to convince me and thats why i always go back to the only politician i trust Godfrey Miyanda.

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  11. BS! Data is the reason why this country is in a mess. He never cared for the poor except for his people. May his soul rot in hell.

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    • terrible, terrible thing to say to one departed who cannot defend himself. Morally we cannot criticise the dead for the above reason. You lack moral campus SIMON and it is most sad that you wish another person to be in hell. You are filled with hatred and could be a very sad or dangerous man.
      Please keep your awful thoughts to yourself next time!

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    • Mundetele
      You cant change history.I don’t wish him to rot in hell but I sure hope he is judged for his hopelessness.Imagine a person who sees nothing wrong in bringing pangas on the streets or promoting tribalism.I cant recommend him to even be a kapaso.But *****s like you are hero worshipping him.I always say Kambwili will one day be president because of fools like you.

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  12. IT HAPPENED IN 1991. HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF BETWEEN GOLIATH AND DAVID, BETWEEN ‘LL AND FTJ. WATCH THE SPACE.

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  13. FOR PRAYERS HH REFUSED, FOR SATA ‘S HE ACCEPTED WHY? WE HEAR KILLERS, WHICHES BEHAVE LIKE THAT. U WILL SHOCKED ONE DE. ECL CAREFUL THAT MAN JUST RECEIVE SOME ITEMS FROM MALAWI . WHO KNOWS MAYBE ICHIBANDA CHILE MUKONKA ECHO ACHISHILA TO COME & WASH IT. CHILEKUKONKAFYE USHININKISHE ATI UBULOSHI BUBI.

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  14. YET WE THE PEOPLE ARE ENDURING POLICE BRUTALITY, HIGH MEALIE MEAL PRICES, LOAD SHEDDING, HIGH TRANSPORTATION COSTS AND THESE PHARISEES ARE GATHERING AT ST IGNITIUS ? THE MINES ARE LIQUIDATING AND INSTITUTING SYSTEMATIC WITHDRAWAL. WE THE PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT STRANDED! THERE IS ONLY ONE REALITY AND THAT IS LUNGU IS OUT THERE PARADING AT SATA MEMORIAL SERVICE WHEN HE WILL NOT VISIT THE LIVING AT UTH.HE WILL NOT EVEN VISIT THE STUDENTS THAT WERE INJURED BY THE BRUTAL ACTUONS OF HIS POLICE FORCE. STOP PARADING AND GET TO WORK.

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  15. Ifiko mwe fitonga mukatekabananyi? you want us to get imbarassed with your poor dress code remix,even when you are given so much money you still look like a caveman look at the difference between hh and lungu then come back to me with answer who suits to be a president.

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    • KAS

      What do you want kanshi? We go to church with you it is bad , we don’t go to church with you, you call us names. I can see next year you will run to Chainama when you see HH sworn in

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  16. Ghettho Power – Obama is an intelligent guy and voted into power by Americans on merit. But your ECL was based on wako ni wako. I can challenge you to show me what merited Lungu’s election if not patronage. Your statement is like comparing the size of an elephant to a rat. Even after saving for a few months what has he achieved that merits such comments from people of likes if not patronage. Let him rule for another term so that mukalye amafi. This time at least mulelyako ifisushi.

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  17. What political mischief to see these two bigwings united by death but always throwing unpalatables while addressing issues of the living? My brothers, the living deserve more attention than the departed. Learn to beef up your political career.

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  18. This shows you we all live in denial; denying the fact that HH is s real factor in Zambian politics. Almost everything is centred around HH; all bloggers are all about HH. And yet he is not even President. It shows you that he is the ideal person for State House because hate him or love him, he means a lot to every Zambian (and today, he will appear in all public media, including ZNBC). I love the handshake, true statesmanship from both ECL and HH. You are brothers and how you treat one another reflects how the rest (followers) manage their affairs.

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  19. latest on CBU impasse
    COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY ACADEMICS UNION (CBUAU)
    PRESS STATEMENT
    ISSUED ON
    WEDNESDAY, 28TH OCTOBER, 2015
    by
    Mwiya Songolo
    President – CBUAU
    Members of the press, ladies and gentlemen, the Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU), once again, would like to thank you for your continued support throughout this period in which we have passed a Vote of No Confidence in the Copperbelt University Management.
    First and foremost, we would like to thank the Hon. Minister Dr. Michael Kaingu, M.P., MMD Vice President, Minister of Higher Education, for showing leadership by informing the Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) Membership the entire Nation his decision following the Report and Recommendations by the Caretaker Committee, which he himself had…

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  20. @jjp you dwell on assumption, contradictory half truth and propaganda. Humility is wisdom, ifintu ni Lungu and he has a lot of wisdom than under five HH

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  21. Who is ‘Father Chilinda’ and which Church does he go to? Ati Sata preached love, which Sata? Sata preached hatred of tribes other than Bembas. Which love are you talking about ‘chi Chilinda’? Sata is the worst person ever to live in Zambia. Chilinda, be honest as the Bible preaches!

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  22. There comes a time when the people will not be fooled anymore…2016
    Vote wisely is now means…..vote out PF…bring in UPND….fact
    On the streets….ifintu tafili bwino…or any langage…..meaning PF has messed us up big time
    Dollar yaononga vintu……meaning PF has failed us
    2016 tibaone………We will vote them out
    The language on the streets is clear and change is looming…..VIVA HH VIVA UPND
    VOTE WISELY !!

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  23. @ mj banda you are so into freemansonic stuff full of superstition boi iwe nishi. Maybe you are telling us something about yourself. Its like you envy ba freemanson, live up to their requirements and you will be invited alot of those marks allover your body that your grandmother had the pleasure of drawing blood from make you hallucinate. Ubuloshi mj banda starts with jealous I suppose the saying “Chalo chinono” rings bells.

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  24. Dollar yapena……fintu vavuta…….means PF has messed as up!
    2016….we shall see them……now means PF must just go!
    Wunga wadula….mwandi tavutika……..PF has let us down…now we know the true messiah….HH he has grown and more wiser..!
    $2,000 surcharge on vehicles order than 5 years…..PF want us to be poor and not even drive a second hand car from Japan….ninshi kanshi bamumbwe aba!!

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  25. When you have the presidential debates in America on CNN, one thing they debate in post debate analysis is posture of candidates and how they carry themselves. This HH posture where he pats Lungu on the shoulder show HH has more confidence and in control over the other. It shows HH is in full authority over the other. Lungu using two hands also shows acceptance to be junior, giving respect, etc. Without bias HH won the handshake today.

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  26. So Zambians we prayed away our problems during the national prayer day and prosperity was promised to all of us by Prez Lungu. So let me ask you this? What has changed so far? Are prices of food down? Electricity problems, are we no longer having black outs? How many jobs have been created so far? Well maybe too soon to ask? Fellow Zambians, dont play stupid, if prayer worked we would have no reason to work hard and prosper because we simply could just pray. Here is reality for all you,prayer does not work but good governance helps spearhead the country into the right direction and an educated nation. Stop day dreaming and here is my advice, start finding solutions!

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  27. Dollar yapena……fintu vavuta…….means PF has messed as up!
    2016….we shall see them……now means PF must just go!
    Wunga wadula….mwandi tavutika……..PF has let us down…now we know the true messiah….HH he has grown and more wiser..!
    $2,000 surcharge on vehicles order than 5 years…..PF want us to be poor and not even drive a second hand car from Japan….ninshi kanshi bamumbwe aba!
    ZAMBIA FORWARD

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  28. There you have it people.
    These Two talk to each other behind the scenes and they have just showed you today in the open .So all Pf cadres naimwe ba Upnd cadres stop insulting or fighting each other.(Ziko nilatu lubonse)

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  29. ati HH shunned the prayer day what nosense! with fake pastors who were tutored on what to preach and read state house written prayers?after which there was a banquet at state house.God forbid. God not anywhere near heros stadium.Even Nevers regreted attending. But todays was a genuie& noble humble assembly in Gods presence. Thanx the Sata family and the true churches. Brown envelope pentecostal pastors went into hiding.God is exposing them even disgraced mother Frank Bwalya.

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  30. ati HH shunned the prayer day what nosense! with fake pastors who were tutored on what to preach and read state house written prayers?after which there was a banquet at state house.God forbid. God was not anywhere near heros stadium.Even Nevers regreted attending. But todays was genuin & noble humble assembly in Gods presence. Thanx the Sata family and the true churches. Brown envelope pentecostal pastors went into hiding.God is exposing them even disgraced mother Frank Bwalya.

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  31. hh is desperate……
    Its a pity Zambian easily forget
    1. This man never attended Mr Sata’s funeral why then attended a memorial service ! is doesn’t make sense.
    2. he called the late President data has CNP (chimbwe no plan)
    he should have not attended.
    3. You refuse prayers.
    No looking for votes in wrong places.

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    • Ba Papa. I just told your buddy above that muleleka Ubufi. Problem na ba PF Cadre is that they eat lies, sleep lies, think lies, walk lies. Who told you that HH never attended Sata’s funeral.

      You are lying and you know it!!! Mukaya pya kuli Lesa kubufi ba mambala imwe.

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  32. ok what I see is this: both are Africans, tribalists, opportunists, power hungry creeps and thieves. Is that supposed to impress anyone? Does it sound like qualities for leadership? One incompetent I di o t will be swapped for another and life goes on…

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  33. UPND,to you,just HH shaking hands with His Excellency ECL means an election victory.To unseat the ruling party u need a serious revolution and not just UPND alone in its state.ECL has power,machinery and support on his side,so it will be difficult to defeat him.And dont forget there is also RIGGING at play.SO DONT be OVERZEALOUS,2016 wina azalila!

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  34. The PF infrastructure development strategy will surely make me vote for ECL in 2016 no matter what !

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  35. Of course, HH had to follow it u with a at on the shoulders. The body language shows he is just playing up for the Press. His Excellency on the other hand is earnest and his body language is honest.

    Anyway, it’s good to see this as Zambia must attract disciplined Opposition who are able to humble themselves while waiting for their turn.

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