HH speaking at UPND Press Briefing
HH speaking at UPND Press Briefing

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says the UPND will block Dubai firm, Alghuraair Printing and Publishing Plc of the United Arab Emirates from printing ballot papers for the August elections.

Mr Hichilema accused President Edgar Lungu of awarding the tender to print ballot papers to his friends in Dubai in order to steal the vote.

He said the UPND is fully prepared to manipulate the outcome of the elections.

The UPND leader was speaking in Lusaka this morning during a news conference held at Chainama Hotel where he received a number of defectors to the party.

Mr Hichilema said President Lungu knows he is losing the August elections hence what he is doing is nothing but manipulating the outcome through violence and printing ballot papers using his friends.

He also challenged President Lungu to reopen the UNZA and CBU universities and he is wondering how on earth Kaingu can be given responsibilities to handle Universities when he understands nothing.

Mr Hichilema also stressed that there will be no re-run and that the UPND is beating PF in the first round.

And UPND Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba Bwalya challenged President Lungu to disclose the number of jobs he has created from his 5,000 jobs target.

He said the PF has lost so much popularity such as the party is only popular in State House GBM.

Some of the notables that defected to the UPDN include PF Vice chairman in Western province Evans Chapman, former Justice Permanent Secretary Joseph Akafumba, a Mr Dan Sakala from PF Msanzara constituency, a Mr Macheleta from PF in Kapiri Mposhi and a Mr Frederick Mfolonshi, a PF strong man Chavuma constituency.

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  1. It won’t happen, Lungu is losing the elections on 11~8. Actually Lungu will vote for HH.

    Vote wisely
    The Skeleton Key
    ~206~

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    • How has the UPND not have a convention in 10 years? Unlike we the FDD ‘Runs to check FDD convention record’. Only President Nawakwi is qualified enough amongst the lot to be president.

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    • Useless HH and his Hitler cronies there is no genuine intend to go to the polls fair and square with HH and now he’s clutching straws and looking for every opportunity to create unnecessary unrest. One he looses maybe they will hold a convention UPND.

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    • If only emotions and antics were levers of winning leadership, alot of dreamers in my country could have been long seen their wishes translated into tangibles. It could have been a country where any Gong’a that puts a name to the ballot and plays all antics the political space can attract, could be State President on first attempt. Anyways, we are a functional democracy though just burgeoning where every party carries its own titular Presidency but executive state Power is preserved for unifying rational actors. Good luck to y’all.

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    • Same message day in day out…HH can you please tell us something new!!!!! You are now boring…

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    • @skeleton key last year with the same conviction you made that fake promise and lost even though you had an 80 percent turn out in pro UPND areas and PF had only 20 to 40 percent but still you lost ..how is your uncle HH going to win these elections when this time round PF is expected to have a voter turn out of at least 60 to 80 percent in its strong holds of Northern, Luapula, Muchinga and Eastern. Please do tell with your proven fake predictions. Be prepared for another loss but actually in your case no need to be prepared because you are already used to losing. (And I’ve not even used a swear word!)
      2016 ECL nafuti

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    • @Nostradamus
      am also shocked boyi!, people run away from offices and their business to go and listen to GBM and HH

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    • Hh knows hes losing badly nowander hes already conceding defeat. We are going to wip him together with his cowz if hez going to refuse to accept his 8th loss.

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    • WE HAVE HEAD OF SUCH CRIES BEFORE- THEY ARE NOT NEW. HH HAS STARTED TO CRY FOWL ALREADY. HE IS NOT SEEING ANYTHING AT THE END OF EVEN A FULLY LIT TUNNEL. UNDER 5 HAS NO VOTE IN ZAMBIA. WE CAN UNDERSTAND HOW PAINFUL IT IS TO SIMPLY HAVE NO VOTE IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY. IFINTU NI LUNGU. BA KOLOPE LUNGU, AGAIN.

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    • @Nzelu, that’s an issue for another day. The FOCUS is on 11~8 when PF gets voted off. But good on Nawakwi,though Zambia is still democratically dysfunctional based feminist perspectives.
      @Senior Citizen you have slightly nailed it, how ever since “we are a functional democracy” as you said, remember that it can also be an illiberal democracy.
      The trajectory of the rational actors & the state are in transitional democracy consumed in game theory as interest. Whose interest?
      Zambia is in a dysfunctional transition of illiberal democracy NOT fully democratised as functional.
      @2020vision, time & space indeed. Time +Space = OPPORTUNITY. They’ll always be losers & winners, yet you ignore a ka 1% difference previously. Your PF has failed in service delivery everywhere, Agriculture,…

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    • I heard HH is involved in the ritual Killings in Lusaka for Satanic rituals to help him win the election

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    • …Economy, Education, Health, Unemployment, Load shedding, etc. Based upon these issues, I don’t see any humanized individual voting for PF who have failed in everything.
      PF is in denial, hence they’re violently successful. One doesn’t need to go far & see that PF is visionless. H.E. Lungu signed the New Amended Constitution, but now visionless PF want to amend the POA & G12 clauses, rhetoric!
      Vote wisely
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • We are closing defections soon and are encouraging Harry Kalaba to defect soonest before we close the door. He cant continue standing on the fence. I think he can still be used in UPND government. We also ask Antonio Mwanza to leave her madam Nawakwi alone and join similar thinking brains in UPND. Lungu, Kambwili, and a few others will only be allowed to vote for HH and UPND and not join. They are tainted beyond recognition.

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    • But bwana HH, what are you doing to stop the PF from rigging elections? I hope you have a real fool proof strategy, otherwise we will not forgive you if you tell us the rigging story again. Then we will all join the PF and just run the economy down completely as we eat with them.

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    • SKELETON, DONT BE DECEIVED HH IS GOING TO LOSE THIS COMING ELECTIONS BELIEVE ME THERE IS NO WAY THE UPND WILL DEFEAT PF. COME AUGUST, 11 WINA AZALIRA. VIVA ECL, VIVA PF.

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  2. Viva president Nawakwi. The only leader actually challenging president Lungu with feasible work and projects.

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  3. And i quote ” He said the UPND is fully prepared to manipulate the outcome of the elections” end of qoute. Now who is going to rig the elections if not UPND who are prepared to manipulate the will of the Zambians.

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    • @Hakailandila i am disappointed to note that you failed to decipher the error in this case. Equally GBM asked about the 500,000 jobs that were promised as opposed to the 5000 that are reported here. Poor editing by the LT online news editors or…

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    • I think that’s a typo error from the writer (LT always make these Kindergarten errors all the time).

      However it would have been helpful for his listeners and readers if HH actually said how the printing of ballot papers would be used to manipulate the outcome of the elections. Yapping without evidence is just noise making. He’s many PF and MMD defectors (some held very senior management positions) so he should have Intel on how ruling parties rig the elections. He just has to put in spanners in the works to block the vice.

      By the way, these opposition parties should leave Lusaka and go and camp and campaign somewhere else where they are unpopular. Talk about not learning from the past… opposition parties always carry big cities but lose in countryside places. This is where they…

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  4. Kelvin Fube Bwalya has been going to Dubai and his in charge of the elections . Rigging is going to happen. PF is ready to win by all means. All opposition parties wake up. Watch all their movements don’t let them print. Zambia is our country let us protect our country from PF carders and Lungu. One Zambia one nation . Our people are in poverty worse then when MMD was in power .

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    • Fellow Zambians to lay it bare PF and Lungu working together with ECZ chulu have embarked on doctoring the voters register.They intend to leave out most voters who registered this year especially if their surname is Tonga or Lozi.The voter verification process maybe delayed so that people are denied the chance to verify their names.The total number of registered voters will be reduced for easy manipulation.We in UPND will not allow that.We shall use our brains and muscle to insure that does not happen.

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    • If indeed UPND has lost all previous elections because of rigging then for lack of a better term you are damn stupid because how could you allow that to happen each time an election comes? If indeed you were losing by rigging, you could have by now sealed all the loopholes since you have alot of experience in losing elections due to rigging.
      But each time an election comes, your same cry of rigging comes up which is no longer convincing.

      In football circles, I have seen that when the team continue losing games, the coach is replaced. Maybe it is time the UPND learnt something from the football fraternity.

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  5. Clearly HH has now conceded defeat as he is on record that PF is going to rig the elections. In other words HH can also see that Edgar Chagwa Lungu has the August 11 elections and the best he can start doing is to fan violence which is symbolic with UPND color red.
    We say no to insults, no to violence, no to under five clinic politics

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  6. This pathetic weasel and miserable wimp is becoming more useless everyday. He up to now hasn’t distanced himself from GBM’s insults. (HH) Arssehole All we are sensing here is your own sense of defeat and lack of confidence in the coming elections. Under-5 Phucks for No Development. Useless

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    • You make great arguments for president Lungu, but those insults are uncalled for. Even if you do not like HH, at the least respect the man. His Challenging the government is actually good for Zambia in a way. With that said, Viva president Nawakwi.

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  7. HH is very childish, let him boycott the elections if he is not ready. The other political parties will participate. Upnd knows very well that pf will win by a big margin so they are trying to find an excuse.

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    • It’s now confirmed, UPND is winning elections:

      A. I was in Kitwe and Kalulushi….it’s now HH
      B. Youth job prospects dampened by madalas extending retirement age by a decade! For next 10 years vacancies in Civil Service and parastatal shut
      C. Cost of living out of reach given high prices
      D. Lungu sponsored PF violence wreaking havoc

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    • We sure stop bakabwalala ba PF ukwiba a ma voti yesu.an eye for eye.no games.

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  8. Priscilla Isaac is not to be trusted he is a family friends very close and goes to Kelvin Fube Bwalya house and for functions. The PF will rig elections . Remove Priscilla Isaac from Election process . Please please do not trust Priscilla Isacc she is working for Lungu and Kelvin Fube Bwalya. PF needs to go

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    • Dream again and again. For your own information, a reliable source has revealed that GBM is PF undercover who is on a PF assignment to destroy UPND. That’s is why at the moment the image of UPND is no longer HH but GBM. He will continue to campaign for PF indirectly through insults and promoting violence in UPND until the party is reduced to nothing. After UPND’s defeat,GBM will make a public announcement to the nation that he misjudged himself by joining the UPND and he will jejoin PF as a prodigal child. Within two months after the elections,GBM will be sent into foreign mission to Russia or China.

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  9. What more does HH wants?
    Why Do You People Want To Change Government?
    What will HH do For This Country?
    What Is His Aim?
    Does He Have A Vision For This Country?
    He Has Filled To Pay Rentals For His Vice President Can He Provide Free Education?
    He Is Only Intrested In Self Benefitin.

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    • HH wants to run an efficient government and put Zambia on track. Corruption is the order under your visionless uncle. So get ready to work for what you earn.

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    • Having known HH since 1981 from Mishili Military Training Camp where he was in A Company, I have this to say:

      HH passion is to restore dignity to our country and extricate it from the gridlock of corruption, greed and incompetence of PF

      HH wants to unite the nation so that those of us married to Lozi, tonga and even Luvale enjoy same treatment ie. killing tribalism.

      HH wants the country to concentrate on production and uplift peoples livelihood.

      HH won’t take a salary or allowance as God already made him rich.

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  10. It wont be posible to rig because we wil be votng thrugh the ballot paper not the kabwe one of raising arms legs and panga’s in the air

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  11. U pipo should calm down only God knows who win the election any way rig or not a win is must for pf

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  12. The Supreme Leader HH of the UPND is emotional why. Let him cool down and sober up.The best way to campaign is to explain what UPND will do differently from what the PF is currently doing and then the people of Zambia can make a decision however, the problem with HH and the UPND is that they have no ideology to lean on…

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    • Dont look for a difference in policy between UPND and PF but a difference in leadership. Same vehicle same journey but different drivers. Leadership.

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  13. On the issue of reopening UNZA and CBU, HH is playing to the gallery. He knows the President is about to reopen the institutions and so is trying to get the credit when they do open. Monks and Murmurs that may be reading this-rest assured PF govt I know will not let you down and as for your BCs I know ECL as a former Monk himself will reconsider the removal. UNZA has always been a key ally of PF and PF can’t afford to let that ally down. Sadly some personal confrontations by the likes of Kambwili and Kaingu have set this relationship back but soon things will be rectified Godwilling.
    2016 ECL nafuti

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    • PF is an allay of UNZA only in your belly. But in the bellies of real students PF is no longer an allay.

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    • It is Moma not Murmur….if you went to university you should know that. Trying to say Kambwili and Kaingu are to blame with a hope of getting the students to rally for Lungu…I think you are duller than I thought. Your 2020Vision is very myopic.

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  14. …Africans shall forever remain Africans….remember the noise PF thru MCS made as regard to printing ballot papers externally ??…its very expensive when we form govt ballot papers shall be printed by Govt printers what what…’……5yrs in office we are still outsourcing…hypocrisy at its best…

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  15. HH is a difficult man to please or like. One way of fixing this man is to ask him to select a company of his choice to print the ballot papers.

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    • He is not the only leader of an opposition party! Even if ECZ said they would print the ballots locally he would still complain and say those are government controlled institutions which PF would use to rig ! Let him go and hang himself we won’t miss him!

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  16. Kikikiki HH is a jokers!!IF RIGGING REALLY EXIST THEN PF MUST RIG 2016 GENERAL ELECTIONS BECAUSE MAJORITY OF US NONE BANTUSTAN WANT PF TO CONTINUE DEVELOPING MOTHER ZAMBIA FOR MORE YEARS TO COME!!please ECZ ignore this alarmist called hh and print ballot papers in Dubai!!HH opposes everything done by PF such that he can even oppose PF leaders if they say that they want to answer the call on nature!!HH NEVER MEANS WELL FOR MOTHER ZAMBIA!!LOOK AT THE DEFECTORS,AMAZING!!WHICH IMPACT CAN THOSE UNKNOWN POLITICIANS CAUSE TO PF?HH IS INDEED AN UNDER 5 POLITICIAN!!BE READY TO BE RULED BY EDGAR LUNGU TILL 2021!!GO PF GO!!

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    • You mean you and yourself. Your uncle will cease to drink free Jameson from 8/11. It will be back to the tarven. What has he done for Zambia so that any same none wako ni wako should vote for him? Remember only a few Zambias like you buy into this wako ni wako BS.

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  17. PF cadres you all run away from commenting on load shedding article but rush to HH’s article. Many of you don’t know Zambian politics. Learn from UNIP and MMD, when people start leaving your party you need to be concerned because eventually you are going to be ineffective with less people, as they say politics is a game of numbers. The numbers are going to hurt you, also let not forget momentum shift. Momentum is not in your favour while you busy bragging about Lungu winning, you ignoring people’s needs and they surely not motivated to vote for you messing with mealie meal.

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  18. @George kikiki:be specific as THOSE UNKNOWN DEFECTORS WITH NO IMPACT ON PF ARE FROM BANTUSTAN AREAS!!so once more confirning that upnd is bantustan party!!TRIBALISM HAS BLINDED HH BECAUSE HE CAN EASILY WELCOME DEFECTORS IN THEIR PROVINCES RATHER THAN BRINGING THEM TO LUSAKA AND FURTHER PAINT UPND AS A TRIBAL PARTY!! Anyway,in bemba we say “MUNSHEBWA AILE NAMAFI KUBUKO!!”TRIBALISM SHALL EVER KEEP HH INTO OPPOSITION!!GO PF GO!!

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  19. @choni, don’t worry about the mealie meal. In fact that is where you go wrong, surely you know that mealie meal is like shifting sand dunes, one day it is here the next day it forms another place. Same with mealie meal, it is not a permanent thing, it will change tomorrow and if your hopes of election is pinned on mealie meal, you will be shocked because people will not see any more reasons to vote for your party. Same with the Kwacha, see the positive comments by World bank, Moody’s and even the Dean of Business a School at CBU, forget that Habanjoka. Look at how HH is already crying over the kwacha, as if we did not tell him that the economists at BoZ are much smarter than him at the game. As Mr Mmembe and the Post have told you, a serious party is based on certain principles, on…

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  20. contd…… As Mr Mmembe and the Post have told you, a serious party is based on certain principles, on ideology which guide how it will tackle national issues like development etc, not everyday your statement are like loose bar talk without commitment or how it will be done. If you are going to fight corruption you don’t fill your top leadership with corrupt people because you are sending wrong signals to voters. And all HH can talk about are mealie meal and other small issues etc which his colleague Edgar is already resolving anyway.

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  21. Contd…without a vision, principles and an ideology, everything that HH says is empty talk such as that of a perpetual drunkard. People are already seeing the pettiness of HH and his cry baby mentality, soon he will find out that all those people in red will be draped in green tomorrow, watch this space.

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  22. The most happening comedian in Zambia one HH and his new found friend GBV they are now called (Chainama Boy)Zambia will be very boring without this two Chainama boy

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  23. HH is becoming more of a shrill than a fake politician. Damn! He is conceding defeat already. He is facing defeat in the making. We are retiring this perpertual loser once and for all this time. Yak! I can’t stand his diparadging and hopeless remarks. He is already crying foul and complaining like a baby before the polls. This is the way it’s gonna play out folks- we are gonna send some buddy to plot one; and guess what? It aint gonna be HH, definitely not this creeping freak.

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  24. Rigging is a decent term used to mean the same as conceding defeat. Don’t even panic whenever a politician says rigging because that is a smart way of accepting defeat in a bitter way.

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  25. I Think outgoing President edga chagwa chagwa lungu is scared because this is what happened to his adviser lupiya shapwa ndalama banda before his downfall .

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  26. #Nostradamus & Ndobo, people are in an election mood. Most of those are not in offices because no company will let them out during work hours without permission. But have you forgotten that Lungu’s cabinet and all PF cadres including Chikwanda are always at the airport to see Lungu off and to welcome him back. How come you have never complained about Lungu’s airport Cabinet who are paid by tax payers money? The issue here is that Zambians don’t want ballot papers to be printed in Dubai.

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  27. HH you’re a mare opposition Leader not an Even an elected MP opposition Leader. So Government decisions and plans on how to
    Govern and implement who is approved and
    Meet the requirements standards is providing Services to the Zambian People does not require your pathetic approval or
    Is it debatable.
    You are entitled to choose who can buy your
    Cows and who you can allow in political Dump-Site but not to make any contributions to who can be allowed to carry
    Out any Services or whom them Government
    Should resource to provide the services.
    This is not your Farm it’s the Country
    Governed by the Elected President by the
    Zambian People.

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  28. A Dictator with no Leadership opposition
    I am the Only Person Now entitled to hold
    No Party Convention and keep Contesting
    For Countries Presidency under my Party without any Issues.

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  29. And we wonder why our country is poor!!! All the able bodied and energetic people who should be farming and producing food are lying idlel at Party Headquarters and rallies. Being a cadre has become a full time job!!

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  30. HH ………you failed to help your members, How than are you going to give and care for the Zambians when infact you failed to help, the bible says you will know them by their fruits….what i have seen so far questions your integrity and character, Just coming from a church meeting you go out and speak against the gains of kwacha , speaking ill of the government. You must also tell the nation how you became a seating tenant of the house in kabulonga, when the actual seating tenant who was suppose to buy the house was the former managing director of Lima bank.

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  31. HH himself clearly ‘IN HIS MIND’ he will win without need for re-run. I totally agree with him that is all in his mind!

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  32. We the voters will still retain PF & ecl in 2016 elections regardless of where, how ballot papers are done.

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  33. The kwacha is performing well, now we will where these f000lish liars will base their campaigns. They remain without manifesto. We told you that the dolar issue was a global issue, but you kept on nailing the government.

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  34. R RUTH YOU ARE DULL. WHAT GLOBAL? WHO HAS PUMPED IN MONEY IN CIRCULATION FOR THE KWACHA TO START GAINING? IS IT NOT JUST ONE MINE? IF THE GOVT HAD A POLICY OF NOT EXTERNALISING MONEY THE KWACHA WUD HAVE NOT DEVALUED THE WAY IT HAS. DONT OPEN YO DIRTY STINKING MOUTH IF U DONT UNDERSSTAND FINANCIAL MATTERS

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