Miles Sampa gestures the DF symbol during the radio programme on Hot FM
Miles Sampa gestures the DF symbol during the radio programme on Hot FM

Newly formed Democratic Front leader Miles Sampa has charged that the party is now the fastest growing in Zambia since it was formed last month.

And Mr Sampa says he is not bothered by Saturday’s rally organised by the ruing PF Matero constituency describing the action as desperate.

Mr Sampa said the DF is proving very attractive to many Zambians since it was launched because it is the only party with the realistic strategy of empowering the local people.

He alleged that the PF on the other hand is now losing popularity at an alarmingly fast rate.

Mr Sampa was speaking in Lusaka on Tuesday when he featured on a live special radio programme on Hot FM.

“The PF is now very unpopular. It is losing popularity like butter on a tarmac. It is simply evaporating whilst on the other hand, the DF is the fastest growing political party in Zambia. We are receiving thousands of defectors every day,’ Mr Sampa said.

He started that he decided to dump the PF in order to create a new youth political revolution that will put he the youth at the centre of national develop.

“The DF is offering a revolution and a platform for the youths. Youths in Zambia have been short-changed for a very long time. The DF is going to have 50 percent of positions reserved for youths and a further 50 percent for women,” he said.

Mr Sampa said criticism that he is too ambitious and too young do not hold water saying there a number of countries being run by youthful leaders citing Canada where a youthful leader was recently elected.

Mr Sampa said he did not abandon the PF because of perceived frustrations arising from the fact that President Edgar Lungu did not give him a full cabinet position.

“For me I don’t bother about positions. Remember even late President Michael Sata did not appoint me into his cabinet but I continued to serve as Deputy Minister. I didn’t get into politics for positions but to serve the Zambian people,” he said.

He was rubbished sentiments that he does not have the moral authority to criticise the PF because he was part and parcel of the PF administration from 2011 and until recently when he quit.

“I was a passenger in PF. I served as Deputy Minister and as you know Deputy Ministers are mere Chola Boys as decision are made by cabinet. It is like I was in a bus and I was merely “gonenaling”, (hitchhiking). I left the PF because I noticed that the bus was heading in the wrong direction and in jumped out. It’s like the direction was Kafue and then you notice that the bus is in fact heading to Kafue, you jump out.”

He also stated that he is so popular in Matero that he will not even need to campaign in the area for the August general elections.

Mr Sampa said he is not bothered by Saturday’s rally organised by the ruing PF Matero constituency describing the action as desperate.

“Most of those people were bused from all constituencies in Lusaka to create an impression that people have turned against me, I just laughed it off because my people, the genuine people of Matero came to tell me that they are still with me.”

He added, “I am not even losing any sleep over that rally. Matero is the hub of Don’t Kubeba. They can do all they want but the people know who Miles is and they know what we have done for them in that area.”

In a relaxed mood-Miles Sampa during the radio interview
In a relaxed mood-Miles Sampa during the radio interview
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  1. DF Zambian political party with an ISIS symbol. Wait until PF notice your symbol is same ISIS/Islamic State uses and they will attack you with political canons just like they did to UPND even now about the tribal tag.

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    • Ati the DF is going to have 50 percent of positions reserved for youths and a further 50 percent for women………kikikikikiki………ba DF kuwayawayafye………just like the Rainbow Party, DF is a BID party……..Sampa doesn’t know how to articulate issues.

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    • What a boring interview this must been. Sampa cannot start telling people that DF is the fastest growing party in Zambia when just in Matero he’s not a factor. This boy will regret leaving PF where he had an opportunity to mature while plundering public resources with Edgar Lungu and growing big, fat bellies.

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    • The fastest growing party is UPND.
      The fastest dying party is PF, it needs MMD to survive, plain and loudly said by many.
      DF has disadvantaged FDD, that’s all.

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    • Dear Sampa. Take note. you split PF and you give way for HH to get to state house snd this will mark the end of your political career. HH with his tribal manouveres will fight you Bemba click tooth and nail just to make sure no Bemba takes over power again., remember he will bre in power with alll instruments of power. Be rest assured your party will be no were near. You have seent how the Watchdog has been insulting Bembas. Do u think u can get more votes that HH will get from southern, Western, N. Western, and part of central province plus a few from other provinces. only in your dreams. What You will manage is just to slip lungu’s vote in Nothern and copperbelt but that will not make u win elections. Be assured HH will be your next president and he will make sure he builds his party…

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    • ……….Be assured HH will be your next president and he will make sure he builds his party and lead Zambia atleast for the next 10 years. If I were u, I could have been royal to Lungu so that come 2021, he leaves u in power or you challenge the person he would have left as president, which in.my view could have been easy for u to ascend to power than this time. Do u guys take time to analyse our political landscape or u just dream about being presidents? Laughable. Shame.

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    • PF is dead period with this man. He is going to wool the Bemba vote disadvantaging PF. They will find it difficult to penetrate UPND stronghold rather. This is how GOD works. He is busy scattering them and by time parley is dissolved ECL would have remained with unpopular riff ruffs.

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    • This man is the future

      The tennacity of ABraham Lincoln, the longevity of Kaunda, the love of Mandela and the appeal of Obama.

      It will be a travesty a major travesty if Orange Allaince is not elected as the winning Allaiance.

      Username: OrangeAllaiance
      Password: MilesSampa

      Thanks
      Bb201

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    • Sampa should ask Chipimo in a quiet moment how he failed to even get a single councillor after running his party for 6 years. And he should also ask every new member of his party if s/he is a registered voter and if s/he has a long enough attention span to stand in a queue in order to vote for him on 11 August. That will inform his comments because he will soon find out that his takataka youths are disorganised ruffians.

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  2. Over-ambitious Sampa, you miscalculated. Your move is just a storm in a cup of tea to your former party.

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  3. No evidence that DF is the fastest growing. Mr. Sampa is not well articulated. His vision of reserving positions for the youth and women only (50:50) would be a disaster. Cabinet positions should be based on experience and integrity. There is no hope for him to ever become a president and as it is he might lose his constituency. You are going up against two well oiled parties in terms of funding, PF and UPND.

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  4. leave the court so that we see your popularity. serious pipo will tell you that when they leave something they will not even talk about it. For you to talk about PF all the time indicates that you are still in boat. Ask Mucheleka

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    • These parties are confusing me now PF and DF seems the same to me. It seems some illiterate voters instead of voting PF will vote DF whichever their eyes point to first.

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    • What a clueless clown! And the biggest joke is that he thinks he is Presidential material!

      Of course your party is the fastest growing in Zambia.

      When you have only one supporter, and then get another, your party has DOUBLED in size! Simple arithmetic.

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    • Iwee Kwitu, the ballot paper will have ECL as light as ever and Miles’ big cheeks. No one will be confused! LOL:)

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  5. I agree with him, PF is dead, like MMD and UNIP are dead. It’s time for the youth to snap out of their slumber and take charge. Look at how the thug govt is harassing the future still studying at universities. The PF and Lungu in particular are clearly a gross mistake by the voters and these voters must repent immediately and do the correct thing on 11/8/16.

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  6. No News here…..

    Next Headline Please…..

    The only opposition is UPND not these attention seekers

    Anyway 2016 vote(PF) Edgar

    i thank you

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  7. Zo-ona Sampa mwaiche ipuli naikulisha ayi
    No wonder naipula. Ruth Mbango’s spirit will
    Haunt you for the rest of your life.

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  8. So DF will be ran by only youths (50%) and women (50%). Or it it typical PF statements that are not thought through?

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    • Before he has even started this clown has shot himself in the foot with his dull thinking.

      Too long in PF has permanently damaged his brain.

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  9. The same Caderes who are misleading you ati you are popular ebale kugonena ku ipuli
    Lyobe ipulile panse mwaiche
    Ukenda na magamba Mu Matero ka

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  10. Ba Miles

    You say PF has turned 360Degres from its original position. Now in my limited understanding of math, a 360degree shift bring you back to the original position. A 180deg turn takes you the opposite direction from where you started

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    • @ba folosho, don’t waste your time trying to educate this ignoramus, he has the same genes as his relative SATA that makes him impervious to common sense!

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  11. Good luck Miles!! Another Party crowding the political field! That is why Lungu wants to work with MMD because there will be a total scrumble for the votes and it is likely parties like DF will slice a bit of chunk especially from new voters among youth and may be women who could have otherwise voted UPND and FFD. The issue of thinking that Rainbow and DF will eat in PF votes may be true but that damage may be compensated and surpassed by MMD’s votes especially in areas where MMD already has MPs. Those who followed Lubansenshi by-elections saw how Rainbow fared !! Then if the PF-MMD machinery works well,that may just mean no 2nd round of voting which will disadvantage the long time opposition parties.

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    • MMD got a paltry 14,000 votes. They will get even fewer votes if any next election. This alliance is badly miscalculated. PF is on it’s way out with a bang unless they rig massively and no one will allow them to do that.

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    • @Wantashi 15.1,the MMD got 15,000 only because like PF at that time they were coming from confusion and the MMD stronghold of that time (Eastern Province) was equally divided between supporting Lungu and HH and even voting for Mumba. But now this will not be the case! PF seems to be putting the confusion away early enough and Lungu having now been president has more goodwill from financiers than before,more time to campaign and the MMD of today is still divided with those HH having had two months last time but failed to make him win! Then may not do better than they did in Jan’15! But now the MMD pro Lungu is more solidified with Mumba’s people giving him more support. So the 2nd round may not be there after all!!

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  12. Ba Sampa, stop judging yourself, but the the truth about how foolish and ungrateful you are to President Lungu and PF be reviewed when when go to the polls. For now, I pity you.
    In the same vain, how on earth can Rainbow a Socialist Party go into and alliance with a UPND a Capitalist Party?
    Do these guys really know what they are talking about or stand for? Or do they really think Zambians are so dull cannot different personal ambitions to that of National?
    Indeed HH is an Under 5 honestly, because he should have known that even if he knows he is losing again for the fifth time, he could have at least realised that Socialism and Capitalism don’t have anything in common, they repel each other. This is the problem of having a party dominated by people from on small region because…

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  13. THIS IS THE DULLEST AND STUPIDEST TALK I HAVE EVER HEARD FROM A ZAMBIAN POLITICIAN. IT’S A WONDER WHY F00LS ALWAYS WANT TO TALK AND REPRESENT PEOPLE. WHY DIDN’T LET ELIAS CHIPIMO Jnr TALK? WHY CAN’T CHIPIMO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THIS PARTY? CHIPIMO IS VERY INTELLIGENT, THOUGH HE HAS ASSOCIATED TO SUCH A POLITICALLY DULL CHAP. HAVE SOME OF THIS GUYS FULLY GONE TO SCHOOL, REALLY? THE BEST THING HE SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS TO EXPLAIN THEIR PARTY MANIFESTO INSTEAD OF HAVING A GO ON A PARTY HE JUST LEFT YESTERDAY AND TELLING LIES THAT DF IS THE FASTEST GROWING PARTY WITHOUT OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY STATISTICS. WE DON’T KNOW WHICH CALLS HE GETS. THEY COULD EVEN BE CALLS TO CALL HIM NAMES. EVEN IF THEY WERE TRUE CALLS IT DOES MEAN THOSE ARE GENUINE MEMBERS. MOST OF THEM COULD EVEN BE BA SANGWAPO.

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  14. Of course your phone won’t stopping buzzing until the Money your looted whilst in Government in the name of your uncle is completly sniffed out by your Don’t Kubeba Caderes, Thus when reality will hits you Muppet !

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  15. Perhaps as President and caretaker of DF can you tell us how the same Chinese you are condemning built you a house for ‘free’ in State Lodge the one with a yellow entrance at the corner before the Zesco Pylons??? where you have never visited by the way….who can forget the 90 days promises you and your Uncle the late made in Matero…Constitution within 90 days!! You said in your Donchie Kubeba mode….who can forget how bitter you became when you where moved from Ministry of Finance and by the way YOU WHERE not a PASSENGER….you led a the team for the FIRST EURO Bond which you squandered with your Uncle and relatives….its fine to be ambitious but learn to speak the truth…..

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    • Try telling us how you plan to repay the EUROBOND that you organised rather than this childish BS!

      You haven’t given any thoughts to that have you?

      Or are you going to follow Lungu and try a day of prayer that they will just cancel the debt?

      Zambia is in a financial and economic collapse because of the indiscipline of PF WHILE YOU WERE PART OF IT! How are you going to sort out this shiit you made?

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  16. Nkani ya 360 degree turn iyo! Mathematically incorrect and showing severe dullness and lack of understanding. All things you say Miles are without any basis. You cant throw numbers out there without having stats to back them up. Its laughable and no one will take you seriously.

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  17. Ba Sampa stop acting like a small kid playing icidunu. You were supposed to discuss the many economical challenges. Load shedding, loss of jobs in the mines etc.

    This is not about PF, or Matero. But Mother Zambia ba Sampa. You are misplacing your priorities. Oh gosh! You are like a child who wonders in the middle of the movie…

    Do you have by the way advisers? Your interview was a hollow one. And then mwafwala nama tropical. It’s like you just got up from your hollow sleep and then decided to utter rubbish.

    The truth is that WE ZAMBIANS are a bunch of morons. How can we allow these PF BUMS to rule US.

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  18. EVEN WYNTER OF RAINBOW CLAIMED THE SAME NOW WHERE IS HERE? ALL WE HEAR IS THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING BACK TO PF

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  19. A party is more important than an individual. The late Sata (MHSRIP) is no more but PF is still intact. Sampa, your departure cannot wreck the boat, PF. Nurture your ‘toddler DF’ and pay the price before attempting to derail a heavily-priced party. Play within your league and leave the bigwigs alone. Luckily, age is on your side and you may once lead in future days. Good luck!

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  20. SAMPA JUST GO AND DREAM ELSE WHERE. YOU SAMPA WHERE DID YOU GET ALL THIS MONEY TO BE ABLE TO FORM YOUR OWN PARTY AND TO BUY ALL THESE CAMPAIGN MATERIALS? SAMPA YOU ARE A LOOTER AND A CORRUPT CRIMINAL. YOU AND LUNGU ARE THE SAME, THIEVES. YOU NOW WANT TO PRETEND TO BE CLEAN WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN DOING ALL THIS DIRTY OF DENYING MILLIONS OF ZAMBIANS OF THE MUCH NEEDED DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT THRU YOUR SELFISHNESS TOGETHER WITH THOSE YOU LEFT IN PF. WHO DO YOU THINK CAN BELIEVE FLATTERY ACTIONS? IF YOU ARE A SON OF A VIPER THEN YOU ARE AS DANGEROUS AS THE VIPER ITSELF.

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  21. MWaiche Sampa, I know from salima road the you were at matero school.We used beat your Namboard-Maiteneke township football whenever your team played our down shardreck team at green land or kasamba tarven grounds.Let me advise you that you are not populasr at all in matero,ask me a fully born and bred matero chap.I had a discussion with one of your former classmate, Isaac or Isaki as we used to call him, and he confessed that you have just ruined your political career due to your unbriddled appetite for power because PF was your uncle’s brain child.Matero is big extending from Soweto, barlastone, paradise, Lilanda west, chunga, chingwere, lilanda estates, geoge compound, Disai and I dont think you are popular in all these areas with the move you have taken. Iam the son of the area and…

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  22. Miles,

    You should have spent a little bit more time talking about your party manifesto and what you intend to do for Zambia if you become president. Now like HH, you spent the opportunity you had on radio pointing out the failures of PF. What is your vision? How do you intend to solve the problems that this country is going through? For you to form a party, you should have a plan for Zambia. How do hope to lead when you don’t have a clear message, later alone the message?

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  23. The problem in Zambia is Bembas think power and money is theirs where as all other tribes are workers and fools. Bembas are nothing without the support of Ngonis who are slowly realizing that the tribal cousin-ship is there to benefit Bembas. Unfortunately whenever an easterner takes power all other tribes also want the easterner removed in spite of the fact that they work diligently to fix economy and unite the country. When RB was in charge all tribes felt part of country except those who could not believe it that Mwanawasa was no more and decided to rebel against RB. The country know who re tribalism but pretend that it is Tongas. History is very clear. Kapwepwe was the chief architect of tribalism in Zambia and no one remembers that. Ask those who worked at Barclays bank when senior…

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  24. Running for presidency is not as easy as you might think.Your friends have been running for a long time without any success. It deprives one of his dignity as well as financial resources. You need to be well equipped to be in presidential race. The little you have sweated for will go down the drain in the name of appeasing vultures. They will be pulling the string thinking they are supporting you but it is quite contrary. You will be thrown under the carpet and trod upon like dirt. It will never rain on you but continue pouring. The late president,took ten years for the people to realize that he was a presidential material. One should have attributes of resiliency and persistence in order to be there. What kills better candidates are the levels of ignorance and poverty among the…

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    • @Johnsmith it’s the editor and autocorrect….something like that. In any case using mobiles and iPads is not very supportive to pristine and fast posting.

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  25. Oh Dear Miles! Listen to what you are putting out and re-examine.
    You were a passenger in PF Party. You did not care for high position, just comfortable in any role you were given! Not a very ambitious man are you? You come across lazy and sloth like. A sloth that slips and slides into any place there is a little warmth. Sorry, the personality trait you have let go is not Presidential. You have had NO burning ambition to achieve in spite of all the privileges given you…and now you want to be President of Zambia?? As pointed out you haven’t even said why, how, you will lead Zambia. SLOTH! ‘….Riding in the passenger seat of your best friends car…’as that song goes.

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    • Check out characteristics for comparison. It’s uncanny really!

      animals(dot)nationalgeographic(dot)com/animals/mammals/three-toed-sloth/

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  26. How on earth did the Registra of Societies and Pacra approve such a name with abbreviations and full names similar to PF? I strongly urge the PF legal team to seriously scrutinize this name and declare it null and void by the courts of law because it will be confusing our uneducated supporters of PF in the ballot booth.
    Sampa knows very well that he can’t completely delink himself from PF and hence the choice of DF just to get some votes by those who may be scared in the booth and mark on DF instead of PF.

    This is very serious and I sincerely hope the leadership in PF have seen this and are doing something about it. Let Sampa’s party be called Orange party, something not resembling or related to our mighty name of Patriotic Front, PF.

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  27. ..the voice lacks charisma…even Mulongoti’s is much sharper……….he was supposed to mention 180 degrees deviation…360 means the are back on track….same point they started from,,,childish

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  28. DF is fastest growing? Kabimba said the same thing for Rainbow party. Does Sampa and Kabimba have the same speech writer? Fastest growing where? In your bedroom?

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  29. Sampa will cry. The game belongs to the two big boys- PF and UPND. This guy comes out as not serious in his speech presentation. He reminds me of the late Christon Tembo of FDD. Looking hot shot but no air in the balloon.

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  30. DF is still an egg. Pray that it hatches before you star dreaming of being the fastest growing in Zambia. It’s the baby arrogance that’s a little too early to expect to see or hear from you.

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  31. Dreaming is free ba Sampa!!even Wynter Kabimba said the same thing when he formed his and now dead Rainbow party!!madam Faustina Sinyangwe (former PF Matero MP)and all 22 PF rabel MPs claimed same popularity when PF fired then before 2011,but all were crushed by Mighty PF!!the defeat for your DF and yourself will be massive on 11/08/2016 and it will be nice seeing cry in August as PF will be celebrating another victory!!ONLY A DULL POLITICIAN CAN LEAVE A POPULAR PARTY LIKE PF!!

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  32. MILES YOU ARE THE MAN OF 2016.

    WE THE YOUTHS OF ZAMBIA ARE BEHIND YOU. DO NOT WORRY WE THE YOUTHS ARE MORE THAN 1.4 MILLION AND ALL OF US WILL VOTE FOR YOU.

    YOUR EXCELLENCE JOSEPH KABILA OF DRC BECAME PRESIDENT WHEN HE WAS ONLY 32 YEARS. CONGO HAS STABILISED POLITICAL WISE AND ECONOMICAL WISE. THEY HAVE WON THE CHAN CUP TWICE IN KABILAS RULE. YOUTHFUL LEADERSHIP IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR AFRICA AND ZAMBIA.

    DOUBTING THOMAS WILL BE SHOCKED WHEN YOU GET CROWNED PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA THIS YEAR.

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