HH is a strong Candidate-Diplomats

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HH with diplomats
HH with diplomats

Some western diplomats accredited to Zambia have described UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema as a strong candidate going into this August 11th general elections.

The diplomats have since clarified that Saturday’s meeting with Mr Hichilema should not be misunderstood to amount to interference in Zambia’s internal politics.

US Ambassador to Zambia Erick Shultz, his Germany counterpart Benrd Finke and Acting UK High Commissioner to Zambia Lucy Jones were speaking this morning when they jointly featured on a live radio programme on Power FM Radio.

Mr Shultz explained that the 15 diplomats who met Mr Hichilema discussed a number of issues regarding the upcoming general elections.

The US envoy said Mr Hichilema is a strong contender in the forthcoming elections hence the need for diplomats to seek audience with him over the preparations for the polls.

He said the diplomats have every right to meet any stakeholder in order to get a perspective about any key issues affecting Zambia.

“The stakes are high in these elections because of what Zambia represents to the region and the rest of the African continent and as diplomats, we have a duty to report to our Capitals about all aspects of these elections and it is imperative that we meet the stakeholders including politicians and the radio stations,” Mr Schultz said.

He also explained that diplomats are also free to comment on the upcoming elections but that the choice of leadership is up to Zambians to make.

“Lots of people comment all the time about the American elections. Recently Pope Francis made some comments about a contender in our elections, this is the nature of politics, it is a global community. We are all experienced diplomats and we know what we are supposed to be doing in this country. We will not interfere in internal affairs but we will support Zambia. I have done this for 30 years as a diplomat,” he said.

And Ambassador Schultz said there is nothing irregular about the diplomats meeting with Mr Hichilema.
“I think the statement from the Foreign Affairs Minister sums it up. The meeting with HH demonstrates Zambia’s strong democratic credentials. This is a normal practice in diplomacy as governed by the Vienna Convention,” Mr Schultz said.

He said the diplomats have a mandate to meet all key stakeholders in Zambia’s development process in order to get a clear picture of what is happening in the country.

“The most important thing is that diplomats should refrain from interfering in internal politics but all our engagements with the Zambian government are governed by a bilateral agreement we have. Germany supports a lot of development programmes here and it is important that we keep interacting with all stakeholders,” Mr Finke said.

HH chats with diplomats
HH chats with diplomats
HH during the luncheon with diplomats
HH during the luncheon with diplomats
HH in deep conversation with diplomats during the luncheon
HH in deep conversation with diplomats during the luncheon
HH poses with diplomats at his New Kasama residence
HH poses with diplomats at his New Kasama residence

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      “The US envoy said Mr Hichilema is a strong contender in the forthcoming elections hence the need for diplomats to seek audience with him over the preparations for the polls”. I love the above photo. HH, you are the man. People may call you names but deep down they are all scared. Kalaba already sounded very supportive of you. Im sure he can also sense the wind of change. I feel sorry for people like Frank Bwalya and Tayali.

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      He’s actually outgoing. Outgoing from UPND. Garry Nkombo can bring back sanity to UPND, not this useless chap (HH)

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      kikikikiki…………we thank the diplomats for preparing HH psychologically for the upcoming 6 th loss he’ll suffer at the hands of ECL.

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      Why why why Zambians can’t we try this humble young millionaire HH as president?
      Do you people know that he is just 53 yrs old, but looks and behaves like a 75 year old elder?
      Please please what are we gaining from sympathy votes for Edgar Lungu?

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      Thank you LT for admitting this. The diplomats and all level-headed Zambians new this fact about HH a long time ago. Your pride and grin will be wiped off your faces on August 11th 2016. We will not accept rigging or swapping of votes as witnessed in the January 15th 2015 poll. VIVA HH…VIVA UPND!

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      I bet they where just thinking why did Zambians vote for EL and leave this guy with brains out. That is Africa we always go for the worst in terms of leadership. Hope we have leant our lesson and will correct things this time around.

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      Nice house bwana HH. Other presidential “hopefools” book expensive hotels to have a luncheon with Diplomats. For you HH, just have them in the back yard, bring those nice garden chairs this is africa enjoy the sun shine the whole day. Sip on a cold drink, talk about progressive things.

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      ANYONE WHO WILL SELL ZAMBIA TO THE WEST WILL ALWAYS BE A STRONG CANDIDATE. THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA WILL DECIDE ON AUGUST 11 2016. NOT DIPLOMATS. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE CALLED DIPLOMATS, BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE SEEN TO BE DIPLOMATIC.

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      CONFIRMED: HH is the Next President. It is clear. Good for Zambia and Hope he does not behave like PF to bring all the thieves back in to Power. We have to start afresh with clear Vision / Road-map.

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      A bunch of Neocolonialists dining with a local millionaire!

      They normally lead boring lives so once in a while would want to go game viewing, site-seeing and sipping some wine with the locals…and go to a radio station thereafter. It’s fun, and meantime they are populating their diaries..!

      Fantastic!

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      Lusakavoice:The UPND leader last month wrote letters of invitations to Diplomats accreditated to Zambia inviting them to his house for a luncheon. Although some Diplomats from Western Capitals attended the luncheon on Saturday, African, Asian and Chinese Diplomats accreditated to Zambia stayed clear of the suspicious meeting. “We view Mr. Hichilema as one being promoted by Western Capitals, he is not a friend of Zambia or Africa or China and its agenda” says a senior member of the African Dipomatic Community. “This scenario is almost identical like that of Morgan Tsvangirai and Tendai Biti on one hand, and the government of President Robert Mugabe”. Robert Mugabe was supported by Africa and China governments during the political and economical turmoils of Zimbabwe while Morgan Tsvangirai…

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      THEY WERE ADVISING HIM TO ACCEPT DEFEAT AFTER AUGUST 11 AND STOP THE NONSENSE OF ALARMING THE NATION ON EVERY PETTY ISSUE AND CRYING “THEY HAVE RIGGED” WHENEVER HE LOSES.

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    In your wildest dreams. Hadolf Hitler (HH) is just a time waster. He’s only strong in freemasonry worship and selling national mining assets to diplomats

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      @Mr Kudos – Im sure you havent achieved much in your life. I hope your hatred, envy and anger wont kill you.

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      This Under 5 village head boy is busy dining and wining with expensive champagne when his UPND cadres are attacking and maiming fellow Zambians to get paid. These diplomats were simply dining with the devil. The fakkar can’t even smile, look at picture 2. Avoid satamic people and our country will prevail. Anyway even last year the same diplomats endorsed him, trying to hoodwink the clever Zambians. What they forget is that they can’t vote. We true Zambians know how to choose between an good leader (EL) and a Lucifer (HH). UPND abandon your satamic ways with (HH) and the rest of us will support you. Go for Garry Nkombo, he’s more jovial.

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      Kudos, you are scared of losing that dubiously acquired contract come August 2016. Just take it easy on insults, though we know it is the way of life your were brought up with.

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      I actually feel sad for Mr. Kudos. Oh Mr. Kudos, take heart, HH is a good man. Here’s a banana. For eating and not for doing what you do with bene Max Chongo ku bedroom ka!

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      Mr Kudos and Saulos after wetting your bedding’s last night you forgot to take them outside this morning so they dry “nga nawishiba ati wachisunda pabulo, kachelochelo kukanika amalangeti” enough with your gibberish.
      check mate

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      You will die of Jelousy .We tried a teacher,a bus conductor,a Lawyer,a historian,a policeman ,lastly a lawyer now lets try a businessman and Economist.after he our fellow Zambian why kutina.

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      Congratulations Your Excellency HH!!! Just like Hillary, the entire Zambia will vote for you come August 11.

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    The Diplomats have told you that they are not registered voters and you are busy consoling yourself…

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      They can endorse HH but they wont vote for him. As registered voters will vote for one ECL. kWASILA.

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      @wajimona you have asked a good question.1.They will withhold their donar support to Zambia and they will restrain their Nationals from investing in a country full of criminals and thieves.2 They will sideline Zambia from the international world trade bi lateral agreements.

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      Rightfully so! When you are a contender it means there’s a champion. This reminds me of Lottie Mwale and Chisanda Mutti, the later was always a contender never won. Diplomats said the same about Morgan changarai against Mugabe guess what! He never won an election.

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      How can HH make a good Zambian President when the wealth he was showing off to diplomats is what he stole from Zambians? He should have been ashamed of himself showing off something he stole!!!

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      Zedoc
      That just shows how corrupt your lungu is, he fails to arrest HH for stealing as you put it. Maybe this corrupt lungu and his PF are hoping no one will arrest them as well…..that is why he us not arresting HH.

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    @Kudos, the one who exhumed you is the one to blame for your utter lack of civility in your language. The diplomats have described HH as a strong candidate. They have just fallen short of saying he is likely to win the coming elections. Had this not been so, they would have as well gone to visit Muliokela. Please go back to your subterranean world where you belong!

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    They will meet Sampa and winter and still say the things. HH is just the first contender they ‘ve met and not the last.

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      HH Techilema including few new bloggers are just inter changing names so that we think Pf has support when infact not.We know those of us who have been on LT for yrs now.HH is the real deal.

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    Incoming President … The diplomats will be invited for the swearing in cermony… ZAMBIA FORWARD

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    Zambians will decide who they want as their president.Diplomats’ say in Zambia’s electoral process is very minute.Am seeing a situation, if voting goes to second round,either candidates will either break it or win it.If the voting will be like the way it was in previous votes,where by one candidate was getting zeros in one region,it will attract vengeance on other regions to vote in the same way.One cannot tell me that one cannot catch even a single fish in one polling station.Tribal voting will make the best candidate to lose the election.Presidential candidates should teach their cadres on badness of voting on tribal lines.A candidate should be voted on merit.Tribal voting,is a recipe of vengeance from other tribes.There is no candidate who has monopoly of any tribe.

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      I totally agree with you. HH will lose the second round because of tribalism. vegeance will be the word.

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    Kiki he is a strong contender b ut not a winner.diplomats know what HH wants to do after the defeat.UPND can’t win in Lusaka,CB,Luapula,muchinga,norther and eastern period.Central province will be shared therefore he can’t win by 50%+1.It’s very clear now that UPND is a tribal party.Vote PF we are retiring a tribal leader to avoid anarchy n tribalism in Zambia.

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    Let me just make one thing very clear, I am not a blind follower of HH or any leader. For now, its HH cause I believe he will bring investor confidence, he is very hard working, he has been faithful with his business and we can entrust him with the country’s business. He is far from perfect, when I look at his resume’, its one of the best for African Presidential candidates. I like the guy in spite of his few flaws. His message is very consistent. Outsiders can see that the man fits to be the President, but we Zambians look at insignificant things like tribe, gender, location, etc.. We fail to look at quality leadership and discipline. Anyway, im sure you have your own views on this. I have no doubt Zambia can be the best country in Africa under HH, at least top 5 best economies under…

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      You blind follower of HH, when did this chap go for a convention if he is a democrate, his hand are still unclean over privatization and the wealth he subsequently obtained. His name is deep into freemasonry and poor political judgment on issues like tribalism, loadsheeding, global/regional economic recession.

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      Hardworking when what he was showing off was stolen from Zambians??? Mr Intelligent, you do not seem to measure up to the name you give yourself.

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      Truth is you are Tonga. That is the only reason. You are now spending more time blogging as others work. Thereafter, you will say it is because of Lungu that you have no food for your family. Truth hurts and every serious person knows Lungu is going to win this year.

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      Mr. Unintelligent, HH has no experience to run this nation. He does not even know how the Parliament looks like inside. Just because he has money, you think he will distribute the wealthy to Zambians? You are a joker.

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      Oh, I actually didnt know these guys attacked me for expressing my opinions.. What a shame!! I wont lower myself to your shallow and unexposed levels. When HH or any other level headed person leads the country, I will return home and invest in Property. For now, you guys can support the leader of your choice, its you right. I cant say much lest I tarnish my testimony. I forgive you guys and I love you cause you are Zambians and human beings. 🙂

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    @ Mr. Kudo, these are diplomats and try to read in between the lines when they say HH is a strong contender. They see a level headedness in him and see how they tell Zambians that they have intelligence of all that goes on in our country, HH stands a better chance of beating PF on 11 August 2016. Bees are always attracted to blossoming flowers.

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    The inauguration of HH will be unique of all in the history of zambian politics.Expect the following people to attend:Barack Obama,the queen of england and EU diplomats.Lungu will have to go back to chawama and resume his kachasu habits.HH is on the global mirror.Nothing and no one can stop him.Time for change has come.

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      In your dreams. The world is not Zambia and HH is not the wisest, richest , nor most educated. At global level he is a no body just like you and me.

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    whites are very clever they are just checking on how selfish an african can be in saving them with the wines which is not strange to them,and believe you me they will make hh look or have a feel that he is already in state house of which he will be shocked to see how zambians are and moreover most of these guys are part of the secret societies found in zambia of which to them he has reached that level of a full grown satan-ist

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    whites are very clever they are just checking on how selfish an african can be in saving them with the wines which is not strange to them,and believe you me they will make hh look or have a feel that he is already in state house of which he will be shocked to see how zambians are and moreover most of these guys are part of the secret societies found in zambia of which to them he has reached that level of a full grown satan-ist lets meet on in battle field and the pipo what you are worthy

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    In diplomatic language, this is actually an endorsement……….Comrade HH, the writtings are on the walls, you are Zambia’s next president

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    VIVA HH, VIVA UPND, FELLOW ZAMBIANS LETS VOTE WISELY THIS AUGUST. NOTHING LIKE TRIBALISM HERE ZAMBIANS ARE SUFFERING. AS MUCH AS WE KNOW THAT THERE’ S ECONOMICAL MELDDOWN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, SOMEONE SHOULD BE ASKING WHY ONLY IN ZAMBIA IS MUCH FELT. HH HAS WHAT IT TAKES, REMEMBER THE TIME OF OUR LATE PRESIDO MICHAEL SATA WHEN HE WAS IN OPPOSITION, MOST OF US WERE AGAINST HIM. SO UNFORTUNATELY HE WENT SO EARLY. GIVE THE MAN A CHANCE.

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    #Tutu Being an economist, am sure HH is annoyed about PF’S messing up of the economy. . Zambians are in a hurry to have him as republican president.

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    Like Katt Williams said, we need to be single as a nation, date a few Presidents until we are stable again. Every President we usher in loses his lustre within a very short time. Perhaps it is time to try a WOMAN??? Just saying…

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    These 3 diplomats must tone down before they are recalled!!who told them that we need HH?IFINTU NI LUNGU!!

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    kikikikikikikikikiki aweee hes a strong conternder in loosing…..anyhow we have so many meaningful diplomats to this great nation ….why was it only white diplomats from western???? these are the people he sold the mines to……ZAMBIA SHALL REMAIN A SOVEREIGN STATE AND ITS ZAMBIANS WHO ARE GOING TO DECIDE NOT THE DIPLOMATS…like he said they can only observe KWASILA

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      @Makasa let me remind you that Sata lost 3 times but he made at last.Even in USA Regarn and Bush lost and only won in the second attempt.In Senegal Wade lost 5 times but made at the age of 75yrs ,in ivory cost Watara lost 4 times through rigging like in Zambia but made it with help of France.HH has been growing in support received going by election results.He lost the 2015 election by 1% that is after massive riging in Muchinga were people were voting after vote count in many parts of Zambia.This time this will not be allowed to repeat,hence he will win.

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    It is a fact HH is a strong candidate as it is him at the moment that poses the strongest challenge to EL. But let us be careful with what we conclude with what diplomats have said. When one is searching for something they have lost or want,everything resembling it looks or becomes it!! A strong candidate is just a serious contender and not the winner yet,but can win! The danger with what they are saying is that if there is even slightest doubt in the electoral process,one of them may jump and say “he was too strong (popular) to loose!” and might have been rehearsed and may cause strife. Raila Odinga was a strong candidate but he lost against the duo that was billed to appear before the ICC!!An example of how a winner can be determined by alliance formed and voters opinions.

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    Comment: Westerns no more, we belong to China. I wish i had lived under French colony not British. Wish him well but he is losing big time because you don’t know how they vote in SP. That’s exactly how i will vote. Minus one already done.

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      @ Be REAL,you would wish to be a citizen of a former French colony?? Have you really taken time to research what happens in those countries?Everything is controlled by the French including a person to become President. Just observe that all Presidents from these countries go to France before and after being elected! Don’t be misled-all colonialism was evil for us the indigenous but I believe the French evil is the worst because they meddle too much in the affairs of their former colonies. Please take time to read about “Francafrique”(the mafia system between French politicians,French multinationals and African politicians). Then also read about France cooperation agreements for independence!

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    A man who is a millionaire with only three(03) Children from One wife. This is the discipline some chaps cant afford. HH is a well behaved rich man.

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    Diplomats were simply getting a sense of what HH will do after losing yet again. Their fear is that he may abandon his mansion and try the gorilla / Mapatizya formula. Of course he has alot at stake to lose so he can’t venture into that. by the way, why was his wife (Mutinta Baume) getting a business card from that diplomat?

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    No African diplomats sure? Africans are dull! We always see a Muzungu as next to God – Perhaps it explains when South African blacks call a white man as “Mulungu”. Am sure their ancestors thought they had seen God when they met the white man.

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    Diplomats are outsiders who are not supposed to meddle in our family affairs.All these westerners know,is divide and rule.They enslaved us like African such that most of our fore fathers died on the way to their countries.They have continued enslaving us through the introduction of HIV and AIDS.These westerners are very diabolical and evil people.That is why sometime Mugabe is better off treating them the way he treats them.Westerners will not praise you minus having a share in their praise.They are worst hypocrites.As a country,we need to fend for ourselves other than thinking that westerners will come and make things straight for us.Diplomats,whatever they are called,should not have an air of audacity to comment on our national affairs.Us,we do not snoop in their affairs.They kill us…

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      Mbaluso take your stone age politics to the caves.We are part of the global village.You are wearing suits and driving cars made by Muzungus why cant you continue wearing skin hides and walking bare foot you monkey.

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      He’s even getting fat in their country and tries to ruboff his inferiority complex on others.

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      Which ‘family’, ‘mbalusa family’, of course they were not there. They will never come to your Mbalusa family to do what?

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    Tatulefwaya promotion ya ma Gay,and homesexual right mu Zambia. Its against the Bible teachings.
    Mwe ma diplomats dont try and sway the voters by giving HH false hopes.
    We have already made a decision, 2016, LUNGU EEE LUNGU EE

    Pa Bwato

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    Stupid diplomats! One wonders what is it that they exactly represent. If I were Zambian president, only one nation Will be accorded diplomatic status ku Zambia. One China!! The rest malabishi. US and the Washington consensus ideology! To hell

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    These diplomats must be very careful! Ati “Recently Pope Francis made some comments about a contender in our elections”, but did the pope meet any of the aspiring candidates or he met with President Obama? We know whats at play here, its West vs China, period! China has been very supportive to our development and their money dont have slavery conditions as we see from these imperialists, they give you US$2m, and they want everyone to kneel before them, NEVER NOT IN THIS GENERATION.
    Some of these actions and behaviour are very dangerous and so diplomats must stay away from our internal affairs. Zambia is a Sovereign State and must be respected by those accredited to its soil!

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      Word. Only a fool can fail at there seducing words.

      This people carried a bible on one hand and a gun on the other hand. Now they have come with Democracy on one hand we don’t know what they have on the other(maybe it is satanic culture).

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    Can these diplomats behave the way they do in Africa in the Middle East? I doubt it so much!!!!!!!!!

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    HH sent invitations to all the diplomats in Zambia but only those blood thirsty westerners attended why? It is because they are manupilators, they know he is easly manupilated going by the way he handled the privatisation process so they think he can be manupilate agian. Why didnt chinese or African abbassadors go there? Open your eyes UPND cadres those guys wont add any votes to your HH instead they are pushing him away from the voters. By getting so closer to the former colonial masters most of whom dont mean well to African countries, HH is digging his own grave like Tshangirai did in Zimbabwe.

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    TAYALI(2016:12):”If HH wants to preach good deeds, justice and fairness, let him do what Zacchaeus did in the Bible after he met Jesus (Luke 19:1-10). Zacchaeus did, to give half of his wealth back to the people other than holding on to it.” (bring back privatization money)
    TAYALI(2016:13) “HH BLESSES VIOLENCE – IT IS LIKE HEROISM
    As a Christian, one does not look at justifying oneself of wrongdoing especially violence. HH never takes responsibility of the violence perpetrated by his cadres, rather he justifies evil act by accusing others especially PF.

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    If HH wants to be president, let him do what Zacchaeus did in the Bible after he met Jesus (Luke 19:1-10). Zacchaeus did, to give half of his wealth back to the people he stole from other than holding on to it.

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    You can tell the difference between Hakainde Hichilema and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu by comparing the houses they have built. A nice house shows that someone has vision, good planning, organisational skills, value for money etc. This is what zambia needs

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    Our country,our land,our decisions and our voting.Our country will never be colonised again.It is only weaker and feeble souls,like HH,who will sell our nation at the alter of expedience.HH will lose election because of associating himself with these imperialists. There are some of us who were thinking of voting for HH but the fact that he is associating himself with colonisers leaves us with no option but to think otherwise.He is deducting his popularity owing to his carelessness.The best diplomat HH can associate with is a Zambian.Colonisers will never be your friend neither will they give you support on a silver plate.Moreover,HH should be very careful.If one of the diplomats dies,who are they going to blame?There is a lot of violence in the nation.He needs to provide protection to…

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    The enemy of a black man endorsing HH what do you expect from a black man?
    Supporting HH means supporting the enermy which won’t happen. Instead the black man will make sure that his ener my get the punishment by hitting hard on HH and that’s how HH will lose again. Be careful who endorses you. Remember munkombwe saga.

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    They kept Morgan tsvangarai in their homes. and he lost like ab ophan. Zambian abasungu babwela noneni imifwi bamwisa babwela. Twalaimbana nabo inama mumeno.

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      Morgan lost it because he accepted to go in an alliance with Mugabe.Other wise morgan won the election in 2008.

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    The South African currency, the rand, which has halved over the past five years, fell as he was speaking.

    The measures announced in the budget were aimed at stopping the country falling into recession and to appease the rating agencies who have threatened to downgrade south Africa to junk status.Mr Gordhan announced government spending cuts, a civil service job freeze and some moderate tax rises.
    These increases would affect property sales, fuel, sugary drinks, alcohol, tobacco and and capital gains, as well as environmental levies, which are expected to bring in an extra 18bn rand ($1.18bn; £840m).Privatisation has long been resisted by sections of the ruling African National Congress.so this is what is happening to our neighbours

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    Its surprising that upnd cadres can celebrate to this level at mere fact that whites responded to HH’s invitation. I shudder to think what can happen if HH was to win.

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      Then we will be assured Zambia will be saved from the chipantepante leadership we have today.

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    Over the last 18 months, there has been a 30% depreciation of the South African currency and today you blame ECL that he is the root cause imwe ba-fi-ka-la

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    The South African economy is ‘in crisis’ says the country’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

    The comments came ahead of his Budget speech, in which he cut the country’s growth forecast for 2016 to 0.9%, down from 1.7%.

    He conceded the economy is struggling with shrinking growth, 25% unemployment, and widespread poverty.

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      Too bad for them for voting for a corrupt rapist as their president. As for zambians, we deserve better leadership.

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    Decent and unbiased observation!
    Only ONE candidate is WALKING THE TALK and that is why he is STRONGER that the others?

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    LIES FROM THESE BAZUNGUS, IF A ZAMBIAN DIPLOMAT MET THE LABOUR PARTY LEADER IN BRITAIN OR REPBLICAN CANDIDATE IN THE US, HE WOULD BE DEPORTED. THATS HOW DOUBLE-TOUNGUED THEY ARE. HH WILL NEVER BE A STRONG CANDIDATE BECAUSE HE HAS FAILED ON INTRA-PARTY DEMOCRACY. EVEN IN THE US THEY DO PRIMARIES, WHICH IS INTENSIVE INTRA-PARTY DEMOCRACY FIRST, BEFORE THEY PRESENT THEIR CANDIDATE TO NATIONAL ELECTIONS. SO THE US AMABASADOOR AS USUAL TOYING AROUND WITH HH! HOW IS STRONG IF HE CANT BE TEASTED IN HIS OWN PARTY FIRST?

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    That visit will disadvantage HH in the next election. Mark my word. African nowdays do not want to be influenced by Westerner in Choosing their own leaders. What happened to Odinga in Kenya and Svangirai in Zimbabwe who the west supported.

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    Comment:I rilly wnt 2 cum 2 lyk dis youngman HH bt am failing sumthng within me tells me no.if he’s rilly one de richest in dis country cnt he do sum little charity works,he’s bn 2 mny places arnd de country doesn’t pipo hv challanges in places his bn to lyk schools,hospitals etc, its not much we nid frm him coz we knw tht he has his own responsibilits.Even ka wheelchair or ka branket will b appreciatd kuma hospitals or tuma desks cheba ku school jst dere in southern province bt I neva heard nythng of dis kind, mayb its de media 2 blame lyk Znbc bt muvi tv is ther 2 cover him.This makes me think twice is he’s money genuine?,wat I knw is tht de money frm de dark side dey dnt allow 2 help hence my suspitions on de youngman.

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    IF THE ENGLISH SAY ONE IS A STRONG CANDIDATE, THEY MEAN THAT THERE ARE OTHER CANDIDATES WHO ARE EQUALLY STRONG.

    SO WHAT IS THE FUZZ ABOUT?

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      Only PF caders will vote for PF, they are being fed while the rest of the population are starving.

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    PF ‘Ubututu’ and lack of education makes them intellectually emaciated to appreciate issues logically. Even their symbol of a fist is associated with brutality and ubututu.

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    Are the UPND bloggers who believe that the diplomats visit to HH is an endorsement of HH aware that the same diplomats also visited Nevers Mumba? Does that mean they have endorsed Mumba?

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    @Kudos, Luapula Premier, the observer, manix,.techilema….you are really hurting.

    I have news for you…there is too much poverty and suffering.just.like in 1991. RB & MMD thought they were impregnable till the majority suffering Zambians jettisoned them.

    How many Zambians are not.suffering from the failed.economy, corruption, unemployment, high taxes?

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    I think the Diplomats should respect the sovereignty of the Nation and they have no right to endorse anyone but allow the citizen make decision without wrongly influenced. Also HH should know that he has to work hard because the majority in the copperbelt a far from endorsing him.

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      Which copperbelt are you referring to? Is it the copperbelt with the highest cost of living, Ndola? Is it the copperbelt with no jobs as a result of losing jobs in the mines? Is the copperbelt where children cannot go to school as a result of jobless parents? Is it copperbelt where exminers were give land without assistance on what to do with it? Then you know who the copperbelt is not supporting. Answer for yourself…..

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    PEOPLE PF IS IN RUGS AND WHO WILL LIKE TO VOTE FOR A LOSING PARTY? ASK THE KAPONYAS AT KMB, MASALA AND KULIMATOWER. THEY ARE ALL SAYING TWALIPANGA MISTEKI THIS TIME WE WILL FOLLOW HH. I HAVE HEARD MANY VILLAGERS SAYING BUSHE NANGU ULICINANGWA KUTI WAKANA UKUPOKELELA ULEKWANKWA MUMUCHINSHI? TWACHULA NA CHAGWA.

    I THINK WE HAVE ALL HEARD MANY VOTERS SAYING WE SHALL NOT MAKE A MISTAKE TO VOTE FOR PF BECAUSE PF WAS SATA AND NOW SATA IS GONE WE WILL GIVE HH.

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    NONSE THE QUESTION IS WHY NOW AND NOT BEFORE. HAVE THEY BEEN DOING THIS ALWAYS IF NOT THEN THE INTENTION WAS TO CAUSE DIVISIONS.REMEBER THIS IS AFRICA THE WAY THE MESSAGE WILL BE TAKEN BY HH AND HIS CADRES WILL CAUSE CONFUSION AND THESE PIPO WILL NEED TO BE RESPOSIBLE.
    PLEASE LT LET THIS MESSAGE REACH THESE PIPO SO THAT THEY TELL THE NATION.
    VSITING IS NORMAL BUT POOR TIMING CAN CAUSE,SHOW,ETC PROBLEMS AND WRONG PICTURE.
    STOP THIS PROGRAMME ITS LATE TO DO IT

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    Image building for the wrong chap! This American ambassador is over stepping his boundary fanning anarchy with his local stolid comments. Bamwinsa think that we Africans are still swayed by pigmentation- gerrrout! Am going for experience and not render the nation to amateurs!

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    MR KUDOS IS A STREET VENDOR INCASE YOU PEOPLE DIDNT KNOW,STOP COMMUICATING WITH SOMEONE WHO IS DRUNG WITH DONT KUBEBA BEER.

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    I have never heard of African diplomats meeting with Jeremy Corbin or for that matter that ***** Donald Trump.
    This meeting for Hh is condescending and shameful. These whites were laughing behind Hh’s back.
    Grow up HH.

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    I have never heard of African diplomats meeting with Jeremy Corbin or for that matter that ***** Donald Trump.
    This meeting for Hh is condescending and shameful. These whites were laughing behind Hh’s back.
    Grow up HH.
    Shame

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    It would be nice to have HH in office, but truth be told out of 10 provinces, I only count less than 4 UNDP strong hold provinces. Unless we have wishful thinking I understand to be corrected, how does he pull through 51% with less than 4 provinces as strong hold.

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    zambians zambians why why,you have been vorting for years now and thangs will be the same in the naxt 4 yrs no change,well know that .understand.

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    Again, I say PF ignore this stance at your own peril. I know a lot of people who have changed who to vote for after this. I suggest you start issue based campaigns rather than finger pointing. Comparing Zambian economic woes to what is going on in sacd and globally will be like confirming your first class ticket for an exit! I like Lungu, but I don’t know who’s advising him. May the best candidate win!

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