President Edgar Lungu with His Running Mates Mrs Wina
President Edgar Lungu with His Running Mates Mrs Wina

The opposition UPND has questioned the over K23 million worth of assets reported to have been declared by President Edgar Lungu in his presidential nomination papers.

According to papers submitted to the Electoral Commission of Zambia, President Lungu declared K23.7 million as his net worth, becoming the third richest politician contesting in the August polls.

Records show that in 2015, President Lungu declared a meager K2.5 million and then PF Chairperson for Elections Sylvia Masebo revealed that Mr Lungu could not raise the nomination fee and it took Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda to bail him out.

In the latest list of declared assets, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is again topping the list with K73.16 million in assets while his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba is second with K31.8 million in net assets.

President Lungu is third with K23.7million while his running mate Inonge Wina declared K3 million in assets.
But UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma said President Lungu is clearly been doing well for himself over the past 18 months.

“While the quality of life for the majority of the Zambian people has been worsening, he has increased his personal wealth by a staggering amount since January last year,” Mr Kakoma said.

“In the recent declaration of his assets during nomination filing he has revealed an astonishing increase in his wealth to a reported K23.7 million (K23.7 billion old currency). This is a considerable sum to accumulate in such a short space of time, especially coming at a time of complete economic meltdown for both big and small businesses in Zambia, many of which have had to shut down operations and lay off their workers.”

He said with an official annual salary of K447,559, or K37,296.58 per month, it would appear that Mr. Lungu seems to be the only Zambian who has learnt the art of business within such a short period of time in his life, especially given the difficult operating environment in Zambia.

“Let us assume for a minute that Mr Lungu has not touched his salary, after 18 months he would probably have saved K671,338.50 in his account. If only he was able to achieve the same results for our country, i.e grow GDP of at least 20%; we would have been at ease as he would have saved thousands of jobs that have been lost within a short space of time.”
 
He said the presidential salary has more than doubled under PF and allowances have increased by huge margins and yet still his net worth from these hefty salaries and allowances are nothing compared to what he has declared within a short period of time in office.

“As he is amassing wealth, the students have no meal allowances, the teachers are still owed millions in retirement benefits and thousands of miners have lost their jobs. We also have civil servants salaries being delayed.”

He said, “The question thus is, stopping short of saying Lungu played abracadabra with his money, how did Lungu manage to amass so much wealth in 18 months? Did he stop by the traffic lights to collect one of those little flyers with messages like “If you want to find your lost wallet…. contact so and so?” Your guess is as good as ours.”

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123 COMMENTS

  1. We questioned the from rugs to riches of HH after participating in privatisation and no one has given us a tangible answer.

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    • And how more has HH gained from last year declarations. Wealth is not monetary ba kakoma. Assets and liabilities equally amounts to wealth more especially the later. Check your biology.

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    • I will once more give you the answer. I am HH’s peer. We both graduated from UNZA in 1985. He went to seek his fortune with then Coppers & Lybrand and I bean counted with auditing firms.

      HH’s lucky brake was a result of the misfortune of being almost declared redundant when C&L collapsed. He then organized the entry of Grant Thornton into the Zambia market who got the business of C&L and was made CEO. As head he had opportunities to serve on boards including BBZ. In addition whilst we as young people were busy buying cars and doing foolish youthful things he was investing in cattle and real estate. The rest is history. His wealth has a track record.

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    • If this is true, then these politicians are malabishi…..Lungu carries himself as a catholic saint, whilst he is busy looting the Euro bond. Lungu has made more money in two years than USA President Obama has earned in his entire 10 year Presidency. This is not just right!

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    • We the blessed patriotic citizens economically better have lined up in droves to lift and appreciate with our money the services of a humble man among us. You think the US$5,000, $10,000 we have made in love offerings over the year has not bumped him? These love offerings, we are still giving en-mass.

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    • Edgar is useless, instead of going down in assets, he decided to compete with the rich GBM. The difference between Edgar and GBM who has a huge house is too close.
      Even Inonge should be more rich than Edgar from Chiwama.

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    • HH has been a businessman from the time he left campus! Zambians are just jealousy of their own. They are comfortable with an Indian, a lebanese, even Dangote being rich, but not HH or indeed any other Zambian. That having been said, Edgar has to explain how he has made K20 billion (old currency) in 1 year! It can only be explained through CORRUPTION!

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    • HH Techilema you are one ignorant umpa-lumpa, the statement clearly indicates that the amount is his NET worth meaning after deducting his liabilities. We can only blame whoever made you dodge classes!

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    • The President receives a lot of gifts. It is even humbling that ECL was able and willing to declare all that he has. Others dont

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    • Lungu declared K11m in November, 2014 when filling in for the January 2015 presidential by-election. Check your facts ba upnd…..

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    • @ Miya

      1mbecile, do you know that according to statutory provisions, no elected government official is allowed to receive “gifts” which can be understood to be assess?

      So much about “humble” and “honest” embezzler.

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    • HAS THE ZRA VERIFIED THAT THIS MAN HAS PAID ALL HIS TAXES???????
      IF NOT, HE SHOULD BE INELIGIBLE TO BE STANDING FOR ANY ELECTED POST IN THE COUNTRY!!!!!

      AS UPND, & ALL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS, WE SHOULD TAKE IT UPON OURSELVES TO VERIFY THIS FACT IF ECZ HAVE BEEN TOO LAZY TO DO THAT!!! IF FOUND WANTING, THIS CASE SHOULD BE ACCELERATED TO THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND – Because WE CAN’T HAVE A CANDIDATE THAT OWES THE COUNTRY MONEY TRYING TO VIE FOR HIGH OFFICE WHILE HE HAS BEEN EVADING HIS TAXES!!!!!!!!!!!!

      ESAU CHULU & PRISCILLA ISAACS YOU NEED TO CONFIRM THAT THIS THIEF HAS PAID HIS DUES TO THE PUBLIC PURSE – FLOUNTING ONES GENUINE WEALTH MEANS ONE HAS HAPPILY PAID HIS TAXES!!!!!!

      IF HE HAS NOT, PamaFI ARE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS ELECTION BEFORE WE EVEN CAST…

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    • …EVEN CAST VOTES!!!!!

      THIS SHOULD BE THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURTS FIRST CASE TO BE DEALT WITH!! THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE TAX EVADERS ARE EVER ALLOWED TO CONTEST ELECTIONS!!! TAX EVADERS ARE IMMEDIATELY PROSECUTED & RIGHTLY SENT TO JAIL!!!!!! This chakolwa LAWYER What could he have been thinking – ONLY AN UNDER FIVE BADLY BROUGHT UP THIEF WOULD BE SO IGNORANT TO BE BOASTING ABOUT HIS WEALTH!! BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO BE SO ST..U..PID TO HAVE DECLARED ONLY SO MUCH LAST YEAR, THEN SO MUCH THIS YEAR WITHOUT EVER THINKING ABOUT PAYING HIS TAXES!!!!!!

      WHEN ONE IS SELF DESCRIBED AS VISIONLESS, & WE HAVE ALL COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT HE IS SO CLUELESS – as Zambians, seriously thinking of voting for this chap, WE HAVE TO BE DOUBLY DULL & DOCILE TO BE JUMPING UP & DOWN CELEBRATING…

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    • ….Celebrating this THIEF!!

      KK WOULD BE SHAMED IF THE TWO WERE TO COMPARE THEIR WEALTH – KK IF HE HADN’T overstayed, actually even though he DID, HE IS A SELFLESS SAINT THAT BUILT THIS COUNTRY & OUR GENERATION OF zedians ,ARE NOW LETTING HIM DOWN AS WELL AS ALL THOSE THAT GAVE UP THEIR LIVES FOR INDEPENDENCE – BY ALLOWING THIEVES LIKE CHAGWA TO LOOT THIS COUNTRY bringing it to its KNEES MORE THAN ANYONE COULD HAVE IMAGINED – IT IS UNFORGIVEABLE!!

      I URGE MR KAKOMA TO URGENTLY GET THE PROSECUTOR LOOKING AT THIS CASE!!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!! VOTE FOR A UNITED ZAMBIA!! Vote UPND!!!
      Abantu baya!!

      #chagwamustfall!! #PamaFIkuyabebele!!!

      I Thank you!!!

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    • ARREST THE THIEF! EDGAR LUNGU IS A THIEF! LUNGU IS A CRIMINAL. HE IS A LOOTER. HE IS DIRTY MINDED. HIS HEAD IS FULL OF CORRUPTION. ZAMBIA WILL GET NO WHERE IF WE CONTINUE TO HAVE EDGAR LUNGU AS PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA. LUNGU HAS COME ONLY TO STEAL AND DESTROY. ABASH KAMINAMINSA ABASH! ABASH THIEF ABASH! ABASH MALAWIAN LOOTER ABASH!

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    • After a long break from LT it seems nothing has changed.Thieves under the guise of leaders are still looting our meager resources…. It’s up to Lungu to tell Zambians how he amassesd so much wealth in 18months.If it’s legitimate he needs to hold seminars with local business men to teach them the secrets of wealth accumulation in record time. We not poor because of lack of money we are poor because we are selfish and lack good managerial skills.

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    • @Salamat
      There may not be a doubt HH made some good investment decisions with ‘his money’. The story of one late Simon Chombe who passed on mid 90s and worked at C&L as well as GT at the same time as HH was rather chilling! He did not have kind words for the senior partner in HH at the firm in terms of how he awarded himself benefits.

      Lungu’s declarations are suspect and I also do not believe he would be worth that much. While it is okay to interrogate ECL’s assets, it should not be done in isolation of all others including HH and GBM. Just because one has kept the ‘loot’ for a long time in past declarations for public office does not make it acceptable. Remember GBM once said he went into Sata’s govt. merely to boost his businesses!

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    • Chamibaba bamambala ba UPND? You thought only your two losers HH and GBV have money. Report him to ACC if you think he did something dubious. Cry babies!!

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    • HH is not presidential material.
      Worse still is his running mate GBM.
      Surely, is HH himself convinced and comfortable that he can leave the nation in the hands of GBM if he died or became incapable of ruling, if at all he ever became president?
      It is this same judgment he has exhibited when choosing his running mate that makes me think he is not president material – the judgment is very lame and shocking.
      In leadership you have to put all things on the table; for each decision look at advantages and disadvantages. Then make the decision that represents best judgment.
      It is wrong for HH to think just because GBM is the one who can bring in tribal balance, and possibly (in his thinking) make UPND win, then pick GBM on that basis. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.
      It is more important to look at…

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    • Saulosi, DON’T WORRY, THE PARTY HAS JUST STARTED!!! WE NEED ZRA TO VERIFY, before we reach ACC, BUT REMEMBER, EVADING TAXES HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CORRUPTION, SO we know WHERE TO TAKE HIM ONCE ZRA fails to SHOW US HIS TAX REMITTANCES!!

      Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!! Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! VOTE UPND!!

      #chagwamustfall!!#PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • Its interesting that Edgar’s wealth is causing Kakoma to flip when all this time we have been asking the UPND to explain how HH got his wealth and there has been no firm answer. Even HH himself has failed on several occasions to explain how he acquired his wealth. Ba Kakoma stop being hypocritical and focus on real issues not this nonsense you are now getting into! Remember its only a fool who starts a stone throwing fight when he himself lives in a glass house!

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    • If this is true that ECL has money whose source he can’t explain, this is very serious and should not be taken lightly. What’s wrong with us Zambians? Why do we allow corrupt, self- serving people to take advantage of our country? Where’s our patriotism? This is unacceptable. We the Zambian people demand that a full investigation be launched immediately, to find out exactly where all this money came from. The only three possible sources are; his wages, or he owns businesses we don’t know about, or he received monetary gifts from somewhere. Either way we the Zambian people need to know the truth. Since he is a public servant, he should be publicly held accountable, and owes us an explanation. If he got the money through corruption, then that should disqualify him from even running for…

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    • (Continued)……office and should instead face corruption charges. Let’s put country first above politics. If someone is corrupt, it doesn’t matter whether he belongs to your party of not; he should be called out. Our country comes first. So please, the ACC needs to get into this and find out the truth. NO ONE should be above the law, otherwise the whole concept of democracy becomes a joke. The goal of every patriotic Zambian is to see our beloved country develop and become a country we can be proud of. But if we continue to allow corruption to thrive unabated, we’ll never go anywhere.

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  2. ikalenifye naimwe, even you if you get elected if you will ever get elected no one will question you.

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    • Late Sata used to declare an old Cressida, seven old hunting guns, and a 3 bedroom house in Avondale. Up-to-day, people laugh at Kaseba. That family was humble.
      But this Edgar adopts RB methods. Why even give him a safe passage?

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    • If I was Nawakwi, HH, GBM, Kabimba, I would make this a major campaign message in destroying Lungus and the PF chance of re-election

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    • Peter – Zambian politicans lack modern political strategy – if it was in the US billboard posters would up making the comparison of price of mealie meal with his net worth in 12 months….this clear evidence of corruption from road contruction, procurement of electricity etc.

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    • Fi UPND ubufi. Lungu declared assets of K10,9million in 2014. Even HH who is now worth K73.16 declared K46 in 2014. The value of assets always increases if you are smart imwe ba moko moko.

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    • @ Saulosi

      How much did Lungu declare in 2011? Please, think before you crap. From second hand shirt in January 2015 to USD 2 million at the expense of tax-payer? Humble?

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  3. Wealth of itself is good and we should all strive to improve our lot BUT in a legitimate way. There is a compelling legal and moral demand for anyone reposed with public authority and in this case the chief of treasury and custodian of the people’s wealth, the President, to account for his incredible and stupendous gigantic quantum jump of wealth created in a space of ONE year.
    Lungu took more than 50 years to gather less than K5 million and yet in less than two years he has garnered more than K20 million. What lottery machine resides at State House?!
    Is it any wonder that Lungu has coined the phrase sontapo epowabomba? Now I can see Lungu epowaboma….its in your bulging pocket and body!

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    • Why question an employee whn you as an employer can fire and employ whoever u want.the money ecl has acculated within a short period is the shareholders(zed)’s.was HH entrusted to oversee our zed assets,its absolutely No.we did entrust FTJ and whtever happened FTJ and SATA were benefeciaries of privatization.

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    • @Zambia 1, you can sing like a monkey, you are close to reasoning. Yes HH worthy we know where it came from, and he invested it in cattle. We know about GBM.
      But how come Edgar becomes 3rd, even richer than Kabimba and KK’s son of UNIP? What can Fr. Bwalya say about Edgar be more rich than Green Party president Sinkamba? How and when did Edgar surpassed farmer Edith Nawakwi?

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    • Ba Nostradamus @4.1

      You need to lower it down, your personal involvement with HH is meaningless to me. I can say the flip I want to say or sing like a monkey as you rightly put it, but your monkey @$$ should stay out of it. I have every right to criticize our leaders whether it was Lungu or your boyfriend HH. Did you expect every blogger to share in the thoughts of your pea brain, certainly not. [email protected] you!

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    • Anywhere in the world, transaction advisers, investment bankers make a lot of money from transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, privatizations, liquidations, etc. Is it wrong when a Zambian makes that money but it is ok if a white guy makes that money? WHAT KIND OF NONSESE AND IGNORANCE IS THIS?

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    • @Zambia 1, you just told me HH is my boyfriend, then you turn again to say “f##$ck you”. No thank you, I can’t fuuck a monkey like you, I am NOT gay.
      I rather fuuuck Dora Siliya than allowing you touch my zip, plus kuti nakuponona na Ba Inonge bapapata.

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    • @ K Bwalya, no it is not wrong, and nobody is saying HH shouldn’t have benefited from privatization. HH supporters get so excited when his reputation is questioned.

      Listen ba Bwalya, to expose yourself before the public is to risk involvement. The public has every right to question it’s leaders, just because white investment bankers make so much money from those transactions you are excited about doesn’t mean their monetary gains cannot be questioned. OK, I will now support HH to make you happy.

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    • Why can’t PF bring charges against HH if they have evidence of wrong doing? Sata spent his presidency doing that and only came up with bank statements. We need a complete breakdown of Chakolwa’s assets and audit them for tax compliance and source of the growth or investments. We know that Chakolwa is taking 50% kickbacks from payments to contractors.

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  4. This is the problem with Zambian politics, people enter not to serve but to enrich themselves through bribery and corruption. How do you explain such a huge jump in wealth when he was not even running a business? He needs to be taken to task so he can explain his source of money. In other countries, he wouldn’t win an election without proper explanation of his seemingly crime money – is it donations, proceeds of crime or business? Which business. But as usual this would come to pass like it’s nothing serious. In fact others would be just envious and wished they were the president.

    Until this “sangwapo” brand of politics ends in Zambia, the country will forever remain poor with the select few politicians becoming richer an exponential rate. It’s crazy man!

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    • @Maverick,
      Well spoken. If this is true about President Lungu, then its most unfortunate.

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  5. Lord Jesus Christ, I ask You, according to John 14:13- 14, to cover HH and his Campaign Team with Your anointing, glory, and tangible Presence, give HH a fresh new release and flow in his inner man with rivers of living waters springing up forth abundantly with Life abundant.
    Fill HH, GBM and their Campaign Team to over-flowing with Your favor, compassion and love, Your wisdom and understanding.
    Anoint HH and GBM to hear Your Voice not that of a stranger, cause them to clearly discern Your Voice over that of a strange voice.
    Give HH and GBM Your eyes to see spiritually, and a heart to understand and be led by Your Holy Spirit, clearly, help them to be bold, confident and be obedient, to do Your will.
    Fill HH and GBM with Your gifts, anointings, and blessings and all else You have…

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    • Give HH and GBM Your eyes to see spiritually, and a heart to understand and be led by Your Holy Spirit, clearly, help them to be bold, confident and be obedient, to do Your will.

      Fill HH and GBM with Your gifts, anointings, and blessings and all else You have for them.

      I ask You, according to John 14:13 – 14, to do all these things and let Your love so brightly shine through HH and GBM into others and as an act of worship to You, in Jesus’ Name, to God be the Glory. Amen!

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  6. Hakainde Hichilema was for a long time, the Managing Director of Grant Thornton. We all know that he is one of the most prosperous cattle ranchers (kachema).

    As PF are in government and have privatization records, can they publish the fees that were paid to Grant Thornton, Deloitte, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and other accounting firms?

    Truth is that this PF government wont publish anything as they know this will completely debunk their lies that Hakainde privatized the mines…….lol

    Lungu sontapo epowabomba pa K23 million in one year!!

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  7. Its laughable that even in the face of staggering figures that requires one to exercise thought, PF cadres are still talking about privatization. No wonder you are just as clueless as your leaders. At least they feed themselves first before they throw bones your way.

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    • Its now put up or shut up time. I demand:

      PF Government –
      1. Publish the fees that were paid to all consultants including Grant Thornton, Deloitte, and all auditing and law firms engaged in privatization of the State Owned Enterprises and Mines.
      2. Publish the names of Individual who privatized these companies and the valuation of they gave.

      Grant Thornton – Publish how much of the fees from privatization assignments were onward paid to your Managing Director, Hakainde Hichilema.

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    • @ Liuwa lya Mboela

      Completely agree with you. Ask also to publish all tax return for all elected government officials in last five years and forensic audit of all borrowings over same period. After all, we are all “equal” in front of the law. Why concentrating only on HH?

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  8. Pf came to steal;zambian debt is now $10 billion,so lungu got his share from poor zambians.if lungu wins he will be the richest president in africa in the next 3-5yrs.This culture of theft in zambia is common bcz our system of governance is weak.its designed to in such a way tht politicians can do whtever they want and go scot free.

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    • So Lungu epowasontapo palupiya……

      Nasonta pali John 10:10

      ASV – The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy.
      AMP – The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy.
      BRG – The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
      CEB – The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy.
      CJB – The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy.
      CEV – A thief comes only to rob, kill, and destroy.
      DARBY – The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy.
      DLNT – The thief does not come except that he may steal and kill and destroy.
      DRA – The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

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  9. Why did ECL decare Eurobond money as his? We will find out on August 15 when he resettles in Chawama

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    • You will never find out anything…not in Zambia and his association with RB, I wouldnt surprised if his companies were named in the Panama papers; this why the form charities, if you dig deeper this merely declared assets in Zambia.

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  10. The politics in this country is sickening. cant a person acquire wealth? is it
    a crime? all the presidential aspirants have declared more assets than
    liabilities, that’s how it should be. declaring assets of K23 million is not being rich. money is
    not assets, assets are possessions, land, buildings, cows, goats, vehicles, propertis, etc, etc.
    Please spare us this ignorance. it is common knowledge that presidents receive foreign
    donations in personal capacity. even easther when she was invited abroad, she received
    gifts from those who invited her. crudely put, in African language, when you go to see your
    chief, you carry a gift with you. whoever becomes president after august will receive gifts.
    this is practiced the world over, but trivialized in this country.

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    • @BRIAN
      You say ‘money is not assets’, I hope you are joking. Let me help you understand that what you listed above: land, buildings, cows, goats, vehicles, properties, is ‘money’. You can convert them into actual cash, hard, crispy dollars or kwachas by selling them. You acquire the assets you mentioned by buying them using another form of asset, money.

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    • @brian
      You are truly an ignorant person…this why you don’t know your assets and liabilities..its funny that someone can justify corruption even if its sitting on his lap that’s how morally eroded our country has become.

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    • @Brian, you really sound very ignorant. In the USA, it’s in the constitution, Article 1, Section 9, clause 8. Here are the words: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” And remember that includes the president. It’s clearly forbidden for any government official to receive gifts from foreign entities, without the approval of Congress. That’s how you keep corruption in check. Please do some research before pontificating from a position of ignorance. Besides, as a public servant, he owes us an explanation as to where the money came from.

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  11. No speculation here, Lungu is long fingered thief with a validated history of stealing from his clients. Now you gave him the key to tax payer Kwachas, do you think he has just been watching all this money without helping himself to some of it? How long are people in Zambia going to remain docile and sheepish? In any other country Lungu would never have been voted as president because he is a thief. If he stole a few thousand kwachas from a poor client what do you think he is doing to the billions he is in custody of? He may be clueless about governing but he certainly is very active at reaping where he hasn’t sown.

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  12. ZAMBIANS SHOULD NOT COMPLAIN!!
    We warned you, the Duke of Chawama is up to no good!!
    He has an extensive history of gross dishonesty, & is known for having dipped his long crooked fingers into a clients cash pot, but dull Zambia’s still went ahead & put this visionless drunken crook into Plot #1.
    AS THEY SAY, ONLY IN ZAMBIA!! ONLY IN THE DARKEST AFRICA!!!

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  13. Awe sure!! As a non partisan citizen, I humbly ask my president to explain to me how such gigantic leap in his wealth from K2.5 million to 28 million in one year. How possible is it, even if one is managing director of a blue chip company here in Zambia if at all there is one, it pains me to see pensioners who diligently served GrZ many years are still not paid, some have passed on. Bushe bonse kamo twaba ba politician? PF cadres you must be ashamed to be supporting such kind of people, this can only be proceeds of crime. Clinics have no medicine, civil servants are being paid late, roads under construction are collapsing eg Ndola/ Kitwe dual carriage way, high price of commodities, @ vote for me! awe nakana, no wonder Kambwili said ati its do or die! May God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,…

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  14. cont’d Isaac and Jacob, Jehovah Nisi fight for us the weak and voiceless, the God we worship can not be cheated, he hates sin, His principles are the truth Prov 13:11 , 20:17, 22:16,22,23. So no matter what one can do to hide seen and pretend to be Godly My God sees through what is hidden! I rest my case.

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  15. President Edgar Lungu declared K10,980,000. worth of assets in 2014-Daily Mail of December 21st 2014.

    It was not K.2.5m. HH assets have also doubled to 77 million. UPND seems to be ahead in terms of propaganda. I think PF is sleeping.

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  16. Patriotic Front – PF
    17 hrs ·

    UPND CAUGHT IN WEB OF LIES

    President Edgar Lungu declared K10,980,000. worth of assets in 2014- as the Daily Mail of December 21st 2014 reported.

    Desperation by the UPND has led them to lie that Edgar Lungu declared K2.5million in 2014 when the actual figure was K10.980 million.

    According to the information being circulated by UPND, they claim the following was the Assets declaration of aspiring candidates and their run mates:

    HH..73.16 million
    GBM …31.8 million
    Edgar… 23..7million
    Inonge….3 million

    They further lie that Edgar Lungu before the elections in 2015 declared K2.5 million.

    UPND may wish to know that the assets for the President was K10.9m in 2015. Inflationary and exchange rate fluctuations alone can make the assets…

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    • @ Kabwata Dallas

      And how much Lungu did declare in 2011?
      How did he manage to reach 10 million in short three and half years? His share of corrupt practices of the Government?

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  17. Yeah, Zambians are fools. Instead of focusing on the issue of the story they are defending a wrong with using HH who has in been in business for over 30 years.
    Where can a person make over K20,000,000 in 18 months. This shows that Lungu has been dealing and crooking and pretends to be Mr Cool. What more don’t we know about the stealing that his staff at state house have done. Even RB didn’t steal so much.
    This man has made US$2.7 Million in one year, he beats any businessman.

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  18. @ Brian, don’t support, just because he is your preferred candidate, yes presidents are given gifts when they go abroad, but they are given modest gifts such as golden bracelet, pens, suits, furniture, at times even gemstone, but tell me K28 million from 2.5 million what kind of gifts are those, ninshi bapela ama suitcase ya mpiya, don’t forget that our friends in the west are very strict when it comes to monetary issues, it is not like here where we glamorise criminals, jerabos, like what happened last time one of the jarebos who died, and a full cabinet minister was given a platform as govt rep, who went on to say @ he was a hard worker! after raping and beating, killing countless people, @ he was a good man, may be you stay in Lusaka or far away from the mines, jerabos loosely…

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  19. That’s Lungu’s bloody money! Lungu made money from Satanism – all those people that were killed in Matero and found with missing body parts were Lungu’s sacrifices for more money. There is no business that can bring him so much money in one year!!

    If the ACC has any balls left, here is a straight forward job for it to do – probe this mother fuc.ker Lungu and find out how he made such a collosal sum of money in 1 year???

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  20. cont’dtranslated is jail boy, they are bad news, abantu balenda pacipale as a couple, these goons will come grab your wife @ ba boss balefwaya uku bomfyako aba ba sister, you try to complain, you are beaten there and then, your wife will be raped for days no kumulekako with a lot of cash given to her @ compensation, this sound like fiction but this what used to happen, can you in your right mind say this is okay? unless you are one of them!

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  21. We Zambians are gullible, passive and downright ignorant kwena! K23m in 18 months???? And you go and shout “Sonta po”? You dont even have 3 meals a day while “Mr Sonta po” will never suffer again cause of looting what belongs to you? Shame on you and myself for not taking action on this criminal!

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  22. This is sonta politics…this is where all those overpriced RDA contracts have been going to; this Lazy Bum Edgar is almost toe to toe in self worth with GBM a self made entrepreneur, You are getting poorer him in a space of a year he is already rich and you expect to fight corruption with such people..utterly disgusting and sickening.

    Zambians wake up from your docility!!

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    • It starts with you. Why can’t you report to ACC instead of being an armchair critic on L.T? You are equally docile.

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  23. Songa apo waiba bugger iwe. Some Zambians too are dozing. How can you vote for a known thief?

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  24. Wonders indeed never cease!!How possible is it that somebody who was worth K10m at the 2014 nomination time could fail to raise a nomination fee of only K20,000 at that time!!!Some are saying ECL was worth K2.5m and others say he was worth K10m before he became President. Which is which?

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    • HH declared some K60+ million and now is worth an additional K10+ million or 17% increase working out to less than inflation rate of 21%.

      Enter Lungu. He declares K10+ million and whoops it by circa K15 million or over 100% beating inflation five times! Jackpot!!!

      Sonta ekowafumishe impiya since iwe Lungu are barred from abusing office or are we seeing a replica of RB’s Mpundu Trust? Or is Lungu back to his old habit of stealing clients money?

      And where is this Frank Bwalya who talks of a poor humble President when we have a thieving wolf in sheep skin?

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  25. ARREST THE THIEF! EDGAR LUNGU IS A THIEF! LUNGU IS A CRIMINAL. HE IS A LOOTER. HE IS DIRTY MINDED. HIS HEAD IS FULL OF CORRUPTION. ZAMBIA WILL GET NO WHERE IF WE CONTINUE TO HAVE EDGAR LUNGU AS PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA. LUNGU HAS COME ONLY TO STEAL AND DESTROY. ABASH KAMINAMINSA ABASH! ABASH THIEF ABASH! ABASH MALAWIAN LOOTER ABASH! PLEASE FELLOW ZAMBIANS WHO ARE STILL SUPPORTING LUNGU OPEN YOUR EYES. PRESERVE THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN BY VOTING FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE INTO OFFICE. VOTE FOR HH AND HIS UPND TEAM. WE COLLECTIVELY NEED TO MAKE ZAMBIA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN. VIVA HH VIVA! VIVA ZAMBIA VIVA!

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  26. HH and GBM made their money in business and in the private sector. The difference is that Lungu’s Net worth in January 2015 was only K2.5m and after 16months in office as President his Net Worth is K23.7million while his salary per year is K700000 per year. Lungu’s Net Worth has increased 9.48 times in 16 months. Where did he get this kind of wealth within a short period? Lungu is in charge of Public Funds and the Zambian public would like to know where he got this money from? Lungu must explain his source of wealth while occupying a public office. People want to know whether or not Lungu stole taxpayers money or he abused his office to get money from corrupt deals? Clearly Lungu is in office to enrich himself at the expense of the masses and not to improve the welfare of Zambians. No…

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    • @Mavis you are very right. There is a very high chance that this money is from CORRUPTION: The difference between paying for roads @US$2 000 000 per km instead of US$470 000 per km, all the infrastructure that PF has been boasting about where the cost has been more than doubled to finance corruption. Stories are that even Amos Chanda is busy buying expensive property using the wife as a front. Zambia is being looted by the very people who should be protecting it! Citizens must rise against this NONSENSE!

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  27. Two things first we know when he run in 2015 he declared 10m in assets so in 1 year he has accumulated 13m he could have had more liabilities than assets in 2015 and now those have converted to assets less liabilities…Mulenga sata is on record that he now has more cash then GBM….Second ECL could have held back some of his assets to make people happy but he didn’t he came clean and made full disclosure..now HH when he run against Sata his campaign song was ‘lets get rid of oldmen’…then he faced his age bracket mate and lost…so now he has began a new song”his riches don’t addup!’..but this same fellow HH has been advised that GBM is even more questionable wealth because he is a tenderpreuer he is ony second now because MCs and later ECL refused to allow him to abuse FRA and…

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  28. Actually the fight in Northern Zambia is between GBM and PF not HH, that is why PF supporters keep on tormenting GBM. For Southern, Western, North-western & Central Zambia , you know the story very well, aren’t you? It is HH vs PF what about neganega voting pattern? Yes it will applied at a maximum force. amama neo yafwa PF 2016 , goodbye PF 2016. It is just common knowledge that PF will only win in Eastern Province only especially M’gubbusi village it will be 90%

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  29. Can Edgar , explain how he has managed to raise that kinda of figure and save the people from speculating.

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  30. Changwa was poor & has corruptly amassed a lot of wealth within a lot of time. Oh how I miss KK. He may have stolen but not like Changwa, Kafupi and RB. KK was the greatest because he had a heart for the poor. I have told you that Changwa is fake. He claims to be humble, a Christian with a heart for the poor while stealing from Zambians through State house deals

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  31. Zambian politicans, thieves the whole lot of them. They fight so hard to get in government just to enrich themselves. All of them have been made rich by the government – HH through privatisation, GBM thorough government contracts and ECL through questionable means.

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  32. This man was elected as the custodian of mother Zambia. Maths is an exact science. Unlike words, figures do not lie. If the figures reported are true, then this is a new low in Zambia’s history by a sitting President. HOW HAS THE PRESIDENT DOUBLED HIS ASSETS IN 18 MONTHS???. What portfolio of investment does the President have that grows exponentially at such an astonishing speed in struggling economy with a static GDP? Are his TAX returns consistent with this astonishing growth?.

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  33. All you UPND dunder heads need to know that if ECL store that money he would not have declared it full stop!! The fact that he declared means its clean money. when you have nearly K11million it is very easy to raise the figure to over K23million in business!!! That what almost every business man that knows what he is doing does. Besides as President the state takes care of all your daily expenses. so you don’t have to use your money for anything that you consume, food, clothes e.t.c So whatever money you earn whether in business or your salary is just there in the bank. It is the law!!!

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    • @Ben Onyango
      Clearly you are a bit slow on the uptake and NOT good with figures, are you? It is reported President Lungu is paid K37,296.58 per month. Multiply that by 18 months you get K671,338.44 before tax. This is nowhere near K13 million he has ‘made’ in 18 months.
      You say ….” when you have nearly K11million it is very easy to raise the figure to over K23million in business!!!”
      Then my first question to you is:- Why did Lungu need ba Chikwanda to bail him out in 2015 if indeed he had K11m worth of assets?
      My second question is:- Please give an example of a business in Zambia today that can ‘easily turnover double K11m to K23m’.

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    • @ Benny Onyango

      As a Minister, Lungu had statutory obligation to declare his assets. What was he worth in 2011?
      Please do not talk crap. Learn facts before sounding 5tupid

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  34. ZESCO please stop cheating people that load shedding has reduced from 8 to 4 hrs per day. In the area where I stay, power goes at 6 and is back at 12 30. Is that 4 hours iwe Bessie. Be serious Zesco, for once.

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  35. Wow EL is a genius, or should I say the presidency in Zambia has all the tricks to enrich occupants! Well it is clear that he has been involved in serious deals with his henchmen and hence this unsurprising amassing of wealth when the country is facing economical challenges. It is sad that our politicians are simply there to serve their bellies and families, ignoring the welfare of the whole country. I hope someday we can make these politicians account for the they acquire while in office. I understand he receives many gifts, but I doubt if this is the case, in a period of 18 months he has received too much gifts more than his salary and allowances. PF is simply reaping off this country and I wonder what the rest of those who did not declare have acquired!

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  36. If you want to lose the election faster in Zambia or want to lose your job in GRZ: provoke, intimidate, undermine and disadvantage Bembas and Tongas. Those who have danced to this tune will explain what they reaped out of their antibemba campaign. This is what tribes who do not know tribalism and nepotism are capable of!

    Take note and watch out!!!!!

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  37. Talk about issues here, ba Kakoma is pointing one finger at Lungu and leaving all the other three pointing at himself. We are not interested in pointing at your riches you politicians. Our interest is what are you going to do for us and the coming generations. Remember, its not how much stacks of monies you have piled up but how important has your life been in changing the living standards of others for the better. This is what defines a successful person. After all if you are rich and fighting to serve the poor who for now you can’t do anything, it just shows how greedy you are because you don’t want to share.

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  38. I have come to think that there are no controls in Zambia. That is why Kambwili is so scared of UPND that once in power all the thieves including Kambwili whose background has been that of pilfering will be put behind bars.
    Ministries in Zambia have been audited and some controlling officers found wanting no arrests made. .

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  39. Why can you not mention the allowances he is entitled to? This makes logical sense to me. In my opinion, GBM and HH are vying for the presidency for the same exact reasons. You would be very dull to think that men whose employees live in worse conditions than you do would want to uplift your life.
    HH & GBM want to get rich and in the process, perhaps do a little something for you.

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  40. I admire UPND propaganda these elections. If the money is stolen how can Lungu declare it in public? UPND has succeeded in moving attention from how did HH get rich? Even HH skips that questions. Ba PF tell Amos Chanda to explain the money. I think PF is sleeping.

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  41. EJGAR IS A STUDENT OF RB, BEING TOUGHT DAY AND NIGHT BY A MAN WHO WAS ANOINTED WITH URINE BY A LOCAL MONKEY AT STATE HOUSE WHILE HE WAS SITTING PRESIDENT. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM SUCH A STUDENT OF SUCH A TEACHER?????????????????????????????????????

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  42. Oh My God! This man Edgar Chagwa Lungu had the audacity to accuse HH who never worked for government to have stolen money from Privatization! Barely in short space of time how have you accumulated this amount of money? How dull could someone be to claim to be poor and declare such a quantum leap in wealth within a short time? You have opened a Pandora’s box. Two days ago you attacked two rich men HH and GBM who are not in government for not helping you to reduce the cost of mealie meal and beef. Yet you are also a rich man who has stolen from the poor! Oh my God. What a hypocrite we have masquerading as a poor, lamb and yet it is a rich wolf in a lamb’s skin. You have to account for this money you have stolen. No wonder we have economic challenges and yet you are enjoying yourself. Your…

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  43. Politicians (with the exception of a handful) are in politics for one thing and one thing only….self enrichment.

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  44. How can a public servant, whose job is to protect public resources increase his wealth by over K12 million in unearned income in ONE year when the person before assuming public office earned just about K10 million in over 50 years or say K200 000 per year.

    What magic did Lungu.discover at State House to make more than 60 times in a year compared to his time outside Presidency?

    If this is not grand looting and embezzlement plus wicked corruption add abuse of public office, then you live in a parallel universe!

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  45. A 22-YEAR-OLD man of Chililabombwe has been sentenced to 3 years in jail with hard labour for stealing a pair of trousers and K20.

    LUNGU has stolen K20Million but won’t spend a day in Jail.

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  46. LT learn to be balanced in your reporting It is not UPND questioning but Zambians Mr Humble man in courts.

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  47. Anyone with the right information should know that a Zambian President makes no less than $1million/year. Mostly from other sources. The $98000 he makes from being President and Minister of Defence represents only 10%. $1million = K10million.

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  49. lets us reason,talk abt inflation,honest declaration of assets,business investment,residential trips….. why are we not considering that the man is able to reach this far.What then can we attribute to HH and GBMs double growth and an declared assets hidden in others entities.Before we at a saw dust in EL s eye, check the logs in your eyes

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  50. This is Africa: We arrest a man for 2 years for stealing a chicken to feed his starving family and yet gladly elect a man known/convicted to have stolen millions to be the heard of state and indirectly in charge of the national treasury!

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  51. @KUDOS

    Very interesting. Yesterday Kudos was really kind on HH, and never mentioned his name in his contribution. Today, Kudos is not evening commenting on ECL financial topic.

    Whats going on?

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  52. Meanwhile am sitting back on my armchair taking a second sip of coffee,from my first sip yesterday when another illegal minister came back to his sense to say”prisoners wont vote”.Before i could rest,here is another drama again……PF is a free cinema.I ve said it that these PF wallies will be reviewing by themselves one by one what they store.Next will be the rigging plan,mwilasakamana,they will tell us themselves.All we ve to do,is apply citizen’s arrest.Dont be lenient,they ll ve to explain in front.Lets wait for the rigging bomb now-wondering who ll be the first PF ***** to open his dirty mouth?

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  53. If this was in Europe I think the big man will be scrutinized very well, now this is Africa and to be specific Zambia where the president has freedom to do anything because the stupid immunity they claim. Also the courts has no teeth for those people, if that was a simple civil servant with that amount of money in 1.8 years of service, headlines will be all over the media. Let us serve the people/nation in honest. With those privileges no buying of food, house rental, fuel, electricity, children school fees etc. one cant even use his salary to buy the things I tabulated he goes ahead and take the little thing the country is surviving on. Shame!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. Its very easy to explain how Lungu has amassed so much wealth in such a short period. He befriended Rupiah Banda, Zambia’s thief number 1.

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