By Daivd Kapoma

We are now within the last ninety (90) days of the first five (5) years of the Patriotic Front in power. In 2011 the PF promised to do miracles within ninety days of the party being in power. We know how that story went and now is the time to look for what comes next.

With the campaigns officially launched, it has become almost clear that the battle lines are drawn. I can however NOT rule out the possibility of a third force that may just come as a shocker, bearing in mind that these are politics and anything can happen anytime. I also know and acknowledge the fact that comedy will not miss this time around as our favourite Alex Muliokela just launched his campaigns for presidency. Such is what makes politics interesting.

History indicates that Zambia has been a pillar of democracy in Africa and yes it is obviously everyone’s hope that our country will continue on that path. We have just entered the days of great suspense and expectations. This is a very sensitive time when those responsible of managing our elections will be accused of raising dust in water. It is the time when those in government will be accused of using national resources to finance their campaigns. The opposition will be accused of being bitter and unreasonable. All these are not new things in the history of this country’s elections. We see the same things happen every time our country is going towards elections.

What is however important at this point is for all those aspiring for different position to realise that they are seeking to serve the people and ensure that they give the citizens a better fight against poverty, create more jobs, and enhance the enjoyment of human rights among other things. I hope that our politicians will tackle these issues during the campaigns and tell us how best they will solve the problems our country is currently faced with. So far I have heard ‘mpaka litente’, ‘Zambia forward’, ‘ifintu ni Lungu’ etc. Maybe due to lack of ‘isukulu’, until now I don’t get the real meaning of such.

I further appeal to all functionaries, the electoral commission, political parties, candidates and personalities to refrain from any act, statements or dissemination of information that may adversely affect the peaceful and orderly conduct of elections on 11th August 2016. It is every citizen’s responsibility to ensure that credible elections are conducted in a conflict free and fair environment. We all have a role to play in ensuring that we sustain the peaceful nature of this country.

This is the time we have to all be careful with how we use our mouths. We only have one Zambia and we therefore must put our interest aside and put the interest of our nation first before anything. We have to remember that beneath the armour of skin, tribe and minds, all of us are amazingly the same. We are one people supporting different ideas. We therefore don’t need to crush and use dreadful idiom on each other, we need to coexist.

Our greatest power as a nation and individuals is not the ability to employ assault weapons, insults and drones to destroy each other. The greater more creative powers with which we may arm ourselves are grace and compassion sufficient enough to love and save each other as country men and women.

I wish all those contesting at different levels all the best.

God Bless Zambia

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17 COMMENTS

  1. “Recalldockingcordinates ”

    “”Recalldockinginstructions”

    HH is a pathetic Liar
    HH over-promising
    HH false hope

    August 11 vote PF ( Edgar )

    I thank you

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    • Continue:

      HH is pathetic Liar:
      – 90 days;
      – More money in our pockets;
      – Excessive borrowing;
      – Invitation to IMF to sort five years of:
      * Grand Corruption;
      * Nepotism;
      * Financial mismanagement;
      * Institutionalized economic incompetence;
      – Inflation over 5 years in excess of 300%;
      – Kwacha collapse;
      – Interest Rates from 7.5% to 40%;
      – Colapse of Law and Order……………………….

      August 11 vote Plunderers Federation OUT

      Vote for the freedom of your children!!!

      Vote Embezzler OUT

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    • @ Katondo boys, just concentrate on selling fake dollars on Katondo street. And who is your model, Edgar? Whole stole clients money and was deregistered as a lawyer, who lives on booze. If you cant believe Zambia can get better, if you’re used to poverty, some of us want to get out of this poverty, we’re for HH!

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    • Gentlemen there will be no guarantee of safety for the foreigners (illegal voting criminals) who will be travelling to Zambia to vote for the PF. Also the governments of Malawi, Angola, DRC, Tanzania and Mozambique must be made aware that there will be no guarantee of safety for their citizens who have been illegally and criminally contracted by the Zambian government to vote on behalf of the ruling party as they will be targeted specifically for attacks by opposition party anti rigging squads. The opposition will conduct an audit of the voters’ registers and will take note of suspect names that will be handed over to the squads. During voting, the opposition aligned polling station attendants, who will be at most polling stations, will signal squad members when an illegal voting criminal…

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    • During voting, the opposition aligned polling station attendants, who will be at most polling stations, will signal squad members when an illegal voting criminal comes in to vote after which they will be tracked down once they have left the polling station and a citizen’s arrest carried out. After the arrest, I don’t know what happens. It is therefore incumbent upon the illegal voting criminals to avoid being subjected to such insecure situations by PF government just for a few kwachas as their livers will definitely be in great danger. They have already received their gift of a national registration card and therefore they should avoid being further abused by the PF and put under serious risk. In the meantime, Zambians should mobilise themselves and match to the embassies and high…

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    • Zambians should mobilise themselves and match to the embassies and high commissions of these countries to submit letters requesting their governments to sensitize its citizens not to engage in the criminal acts of voting in a foreign country. The opposition should acquire or even rent satellite phones for polling station agents throughout the country. There should be patrols by anti-rigging squads along boarders near polling stations. Ordinary citizens are also encouraged to be vigilant and identify and report any suspicious characters to anti rigging squads around the voting period.

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  2. I break and divide every demonic confederacy against HH and UPND. I release confusion into every demonic confederacy directed against HH. I rebuke, divide and scatter them. The ruling spirits of these confederacies are like Oreb, Zeeb, Zebah, and Zalmunna – NO MORE.
    I destroy every altar erected by the enemy against HH, I break and destroy every demonic blockage and barrier of the enemy; to hinder the will and plans of God for HH. I extinguish all gossip directed against HH and the enemy’s flame does not kindle upon HH. I command the North gate, the South gate, the East gate, and the West gate of the Zambia and State House: BE OPENED NOW TO HH. I bind, rebuke and destroy all enemies that would stand at the gates of Zambia and State House and try to HH from entering, in the name…

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    • I extinguish all gossip, slander, calumny and hatred directed against HH and the enemy’s flame does not kindle upon HH. I command the North gate, the South gate, the East gate, and the West gate of the Zambia and State House: BE OPENED NOW TO HH. I bind, rebuke and destroy all enemies that would stand at the gates of Zambia and State House and try to HH from entering, in the name of Jesus. I bind, rebuke and destroy any serpent that would try to deceive the people in this vote. I release the rod of God to swallow up every serpent that would come against HH.

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  3. God is not involved in electing political leaders,but as christians we can seek redemption by asking for wisdom.many preachers mislead us by claiming that the leader they endorse is a God chosen.mankind has a portion of responsibility .coffess by your own mouth,thy shall not eat,seek God ‘s kingdom first,pray.the teaching of paul is different from the teaching of earthly jesus.paul infused jewish custom in his teachings.Its our resp.to elect a presido who we think can revamp our economy.Has lungu done that?ar we better today than 5yrs ago?how does the future of my kids look like envisioned from current situation?these ar some of the qns we hav to ask ourselves b4 we cast our vote.

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  4. From rags to riches story started like this. 1. Steal clients money. 2. Steal a party’s Presidency. 3 Steal State Presidency 4 . Now underway to steal a 5 year term by registering foreigners to vote for him, printing extra and pre-marked ballot papers in Dubai, manipulate voters roll,delay voting materials in Opposition strongholds and manipulate vote counting. Will these tricks work? Time will tell.

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    • Zambia WILL NOT go down the tube as Mugabe using ZANU-PF and Mu7 using the National Resistance Movement have plundered, brutalized, and pillaged the peoples of Zimbabwe and Uganda. Oh, God save Zambia from the widespread suffering by unaffordable cost of living, brutality of PF cadres commanded by Edgar, increased mealie meal prices, manipulation using state media, lack of accountability in management of state resources driven by Edgar PF grand corruption.

      God is bigger and wiser than Edgar and his tandem of lying thieves. God has already defeated them. God smite and overthrow the wicked. Zambia Shall Be Saved!!

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  5. The opposition are dead scared of losing and are now looking for loop holes to reject outcome of polls in August.
    All indications are that Edgar is winning again. He is in control and has put measures in place to end load shading, bring in cheap fuel, stabilise the Kwacha and bring new investment in the mining and agriculture sectors. Listen to UPND, all they promise to do is already being done by Lungu. There is no need for change now. Vote Lungu for more development.

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  6. Stabilize the kwacha using reserves.. Some of you are smoking too much..or is it confusion due to malnutrition?

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    • What reserves?

      The TEN BILLION US DOLLAR KALOBA THAT PF HAS BORROWED? AND HAS NO CLUE HOW IT WILL BE PAID BACK??? WITH INTEREST??

      Zambians, you need to WAKE UP and smell the coffee!

      Our future has been SOLD by PF. Whoever wins the election will still have to go to the IMF and beg for help.

      The money is GONE! RDA under Satas bed, family forrest in embassies, corruption and stealing has bankrupted Zambia.

      Lungu is just trying to make things look OK until after the election. THEN YOU WILL SUFFER!

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  7. THE PF GOVERNMENT HAS DUPED THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE IN THIS PAST FIVE YEARS. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT PF HAS FAILED LAMENTABLY TO GOVERN OUR COUNTRY. PF’S SELFISHNESS HAS BROUGHT A LOT OF MISERY IN THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF INNOCENT ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. LUNGU AND HIS MINIONS HAVE PROJECTED THEMSELVES AS BOSSES, AS small gods AND NOT AS SERVANTS. WE NEED POLITICAL LEADERS WHO SERVE AS SERVANTS OF THE PEOPLE, AND NOT BOSSES OR small gods. LUNGU IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR! HE PRETENDS TO BE HUMBLE AND YET HE IS A DEVIL IN HIS MIND, BODY AND SOUL. GOD HAS WITHDRAWN WISDOM FROM LUNGU’S HEAD. LOOK HOW DRUNK LUNGU IS FOR POWER, HE IS BUSY SCHEMING ON HOW HE CAN ONCE AGAIN CHEAT THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE BY BOUNCING BACK TO POWER BY FORCE.

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  8. Thank you David, that is a sober piece of writing which must be supported by both UPND and PF ‘die-hards’! Politicians come and go, even parties emerge and dissolve, but the land remains our solitary basis of unity and common heritage. We pray that no life will be lost, no citizen maimed, on grounds of political intolerance! 2016 is the year for Zambia to raise the banner for democratic trend-setters in the continent; we look forward for an open debate between ba Edgar and HH, am sure that is not asking too much…….or is it?

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  9. KAPOMA, EXCELLENT. THIS IS VERY GOOD ADVICE, INDEED AND I HOPE ALL STAKEHOLDERS HAVE EARS AND EYES TO HEAR AND SEE. GOD BLESS YOU.

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