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Let Diplomats Sympathetic to the POST clear the ZRA Debt-President Lungu

Headlines Let Diplomats Sympathetic to the POST clear the ZRA Debt-President Lungu

President Lungu at the State House Press Conference
President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has told the diplomats that those who feel that the POST Newspaper is being victimised should raise money to pay ZRA and the matter will be cleared overnight.

This is according to the speech released to the media by his Special Assistant for Press Mr Amos Chanda.

Speaking to Diplomatic Corps on the upcoming general elections set for 11th August, 2016 this morning, the president said that the judicial proceedings concerning ZRA and the POST Newspaper are not new and that the matter cannot be stayed because of elections and wondered when will be the the right time for courts to act independently.

Below is the President’s Address:

YOUR EXCELLENCIES, AMBASSADORS, AND HIGH COMMISSIONERS ACCREDITED TO ZAMBIA;
YOUR EXCELLENCIES, HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS;
DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

It is an honour and privilege to welcome you all to this meeting whose purpose is to provide an update on the state of preparedness of the Zambian government for the forthcoming general elections scheduled for 11th august, 2016. It is necessary and important to keep communication open between government and cooperating partners on any issues of mutual concern, and particularly over this important national issue.

Your excellencies,

Following Government’s invitation to local and international election observer missions to observe the general elections in Zambia, I am pleased to inform you that a number of observer missions have accepted Zambia’s invitation to observe the upcoming elections.

Notable amongst those that have confirmed are the southern African development community observer mission (SEOM), the European union observer mission,and the commonwealth observer mission, as well as some non-governmental organisations, faith based organisations, inter-governmental organisations and individual countries.

It is important to note that government values the presence of election observer missions during national elections because they provide legitimacy to electoral and democratic processes, and thus further leads to the consolidation and enhancement of democracy.

In this regard, I wish to express appreciation to all your countries that will be observing the elections, as well as those already in the country.

Your excellencies,

You will note that as government, we are making important strides and have tried to create a conducive environment for elections, as you have observed with the fair coverage of election campaigns of the different political parties in the media. As far as we are concerned, an enabling environment has been created and the playing field is level, as can be seen from the campaign material for the different political parties around the country.

Your Excellencies,

Government is cognisant of the various perceptions surrounding the closure of the POST Newspaper, and admittedly perceptions are the order of the day in this field. But when you consider the facts on the ground, they are actually different.

It is, however, important for our cooperating partners and stakeholders to note that Zambia values the principle of separation of powers between the three arms of government, and is guided by this principle in its interactions. As such, the decision by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to take over assets of the post newspaper was indeed an independent action to recover tax debt as per the mandate of the ZRA.

It is also worth noting that the judicial proceedings concerning ZRA and the POST Newspaper are not new. This matter cannot be stayed because of elections. When is it the right time for courts to act independently?

This issue of the POST Newspaper was there as far back as 2009. When we came into power in 2011, we found it. Some of you are saying that the timing of the court’s decision is awkward. Tell me when is the right time to do this? You are the same people, saying the Tax System in Zambia is not efficient, that we are not collecting tax for development projects.

I don’t know where this happens. My own diplomats who are accredited in other countries can not comment on such matters, if it were in your countries. This is the decision of the Supreme Court and it has nothing to do with me.

Those who feel the POST newspaper is being victimised, let them raise money to pay ZRA and the matter will be cleared overnight. ZRA will close this matter overnight.

Your Excellencies,

In terms of the security situation in the country, government is concerned about the recent incidences of violence between the different political parties in the country, which could potentially harm the country’s reputation as a beacon of peace and stability in the region and the continent as a whole.

In this regard, government has taken measures to ensure that a peaceful environment prevails to ensure that all political parties carry out campaigns without fear or intimidation, which are necessary for the holding of credible elections.

I have personally condemned violence and been calling upon my party members and citizens to desist from violent acts. The Zambia police have been working hard to address the situation. They have been arresting perpetrators of violence regardless of one’s political party. I have had discussions with police to act against anyone perpetrating violence.

In conclusion, may I take this opportunity to remind your excellencies, that Zambia has a good record in the development of democracy, particularly in popular elections and respecting the will of the people. Zambia stands ready to work with your respective countries to ensure that upcoming elections are free and fair and will continue to dialogue with you on important issues regarding the elections.

I thought I could call this meeting so that we can discuss frankly and those with issues to clarify can do so.

I Thank You.

99 COMMENTS

    • And this guy (Edgar Lungu) went to law school, but not surprising that he was debarred for stealing money from a poor widow. How much taxes has Edgar Lungu paid over his K10 million kwacha he earned over the last 12 months? The Post were paying off their debt, bottomline is, it is not about the money but the revelations about Edgar’s wicked plans to rig the election that he is concerned about

    • Who calls a meeting “in order to FRANKLY DISCUSS issues” and goes on to read a prepared statement?

    • WHAT ELSE DO YOU EXPECT FROM SMOOTH CRIMINAL KAMINAMINSA LUNGU APART FROM THE CROOKED AND COOKED STATEMENTS FROM THE CRIMINAL’S MOUTH HIMSELF AIMED AT DISTRACTING THE INDEPENDENT MINDS OF PEOPLE TO ANALYZE THE POST ISSUE AND COME TO A CONCLUSION THAT POST IS A VICTIM OF LUNGU’S POLITICAL INTOLERANCE ESPECIALLY WHEN HIS VISES ARE EXPOSED. THIS CRIMINAL LUNGU IS DESPERATE FOR POWER, YET HE DOES NOT STAND FOR OUR INTERESTS AS IMPOVERISHED ZAMBIANS. LUNGU HAS LOOTED OVER 23 MILLION FROM THE TREASURY IN LESS THAN 24 MONTHS ALREADY. THIS THIEF LUNGU SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN ANOTHER MANDATE FOR LEADERSHIP, OTHERWISE LUNGU WILL COPMLETELY BURN ZAMBIA.

    • Lungu is right. We all pay taxes. Who is Mmembe to be exempt? He is not a charitable organization. He is a profit one man wrecking ball!

    • Walasa my president. Yes those crocodile tears crying donors clear the debt if they want to have any moral reason to tell us how things should be done. Sick and tired of them imposing and dictating things to us that they themselves dont tolerate. Who can be a tax evader and get away with it in America? Abash with the animal farm rules

    • If this Vogiga Rungu f00l is stup!d enough to think the diplomats will pay,
      then he seriously needs a brain transplant.

      Sorry, nobody is going to give you money to waste on a election you have already lost on moral grounds

    • One level of Midiocrity, taken to the whole new level…This really is such an anus-azz in Statehouse…Munyelo chabe mwe…

      I thanks you!

    • “How to beat ECL to his own game” The post should declare itself bankrupt. Then reopen under a different name like for example, ‘Zambian Post’ .

    • SIMPLE SOLUTION TO THIS ISSUE!

      ZRA, can you please publish a list of all your taxpayers that are in arrears, and for how long they have been delinquent, in all the newspapers.

      Then Joe Public can make up his own mind about who is in the wrong here.

    • The Lazy Bum Edgar is forgetting that he has no money in GRZ coffers as he has licked everything…he will be kneeling to these selfsame donors if he wins!!

    • President Edgar Lungu is a great leader!
      First of all, how can anyone please people who tell him to let institutions operate independently on day one – and on day two they say direct the same institutions how to operate?
      Tell me one thing – does the law exempt the media companies from paying tax?
      What would happen if the company closed for non payment of taxes was a biscuit making firm in industrial area, would the diplomats have raised the same sentiments?
      You may say it is the timing, oh?
      If your son was marrying and on the day of his wedding it is discovered that actually he killed a person the previous day. Do you think the police would say this is not right time, don’t arrest him now because he has must enjoy his wedding first, and his honeymoon and have some children first…

    • If your son was marrying and on the day of his wedding it is discovered that actually he killed a person the previous day. Do you think the police would say this is not right time, don’t arrest him now because he has must enjoy his wedding first, and his honeymoon and have some children first then arrest the guy?
      To the contrary, the answer is NO, they nab the guy even in the midst of the wedding ceremony.
      So if you thing you have high responsibility, the more reason you are expected to be highly responsible.

    • Elo LUNGU abaila IFYAMBA, KACHASU, KATANKAMANINE UKO, JAMIESON etc etc – & ba PamaFi still HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH ati we have a President – MORE LIKE THEY INDEED HAVE A BIG “ICHITUFI” THAT MAKES THE LARGEST SPLASH IN THE TOILET & SMELLS LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!!!!!!!

      He now wants to engage the international community – obviously the chap has no balls, THESE ORDERS ARE FROM UNCLE BOB across the Zambezi!!!!
      THIS CHAP SHOULD FIRST START BY SHOWING US THE TAXES HE HAS PAID FOR HIS ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH THAT HE HAS UNASHAMEDLY DECLARED!!!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!! VOTE FOR THE PARTY WITH A VISION FOR ZAMBIA!!!
      Vote UPND!! Abantu baya!!

      #chagwamustfall!! #PamaFikuyabebele!! Ala katu KUMPE AMAFI Mu chimbusu!!!

      I thank you!!

    • This IDDyoti is asking who will pay the Posts taxes?????

      THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE ARE ASKING WHO WILL PAY BACK THE 6 BILLION DOLLARS KALOBA PF HAS BORROWED!!!!!

      Lungu, please try and get the issues straight.

    • “Those who feel the POST newspaper is being victimised, let them raise money to pay ZRA and the matter will be cleared overnight. ZRA will close this matter overnight.” THIS IS THE MOST DUMP STATEMENT I HAVE EVER HEARD FROM A HEAD OF STATE TO FOREIGN DIPLOMATS. IT IS AN EMBARRASMENT. UNFORTUNATELY THE SAD PART IS THAT LUNGU CAN’T SEE THAT.

  1. I really have no iota of Sympathy for the POST in this whole Saga. Truth be told, the POST had access to the corridors of power to change anything in this country. Did they? The answer is a resounding NO.

    What did they do instead?

    Filled their Paper with Michael this, Michael that Propaganda while they corruptly raided the treasury, broke every law, ventured into all sorts of businesses, suspended their statutory obligation to pay TAX, harassed innocent souls like Changala and locked up so many other journalist flimsy charges by Nchito led PP.

    And today they want to look like victims trying to save Zambia? Oh please, give us a big FAT break. True Zambia desperately needs a Saviour and that Saviour is not this vulture called the POST Newspaper!!

    Let them just Settle with ZRA…

    • apa chabe walasa MMD Boot licker. The problem is Lungu should have moved in as soon as he came into power. Now, he is making us sympathise with these cartel guys…..

    • Munyelo wako.Do you donkeys even know that the Post has been settling its Tax arrears monthly through the High court amounting to K1 billion per month and was up to date with its current tax liability?? Ofcourse you wouldnt know that because you are just simpletons full of mediocrity.Berlin Msiska you are going with the Post.

  2. ba post kulipilafye ichilipo apa. this complaint iyakweba ati times,daily also owe is not good enough. its like on the highway, a policeman gives you a ticket and you complain ati actually the guy behind me or infront of me was also doing the same speed or faster. Tell me anyone who has used this arguement and avoided a speeding ticket. Kulipilafye, ulya nankwe ninshi apusuka for that day until he gets caught another day if he continues speeding or if he is smart, he starts driving with caution hence forth.
    I know it sounds unfair, buti ba post kulipilafye. isnt this the PF you wanted. You even called HH names for it. Lipila boyi!!!!

  3. Logic is that if you shut them down, then how do they raise money to payback.
    We all agree the money should be paid back but it’s common sense knowledge that the closure is out of spite and vindication.
    I have no respect for any leader that does not take criticism is vile and vindictive.

    • You sell their assets to the last piece of paper. And if you still dont get the amount owed, you find them jobs as abakwimba imifosholo and get anamount every month towards the repayment of debt and slowly but surely, the amounts will be recovered. if they die before the amount is recovered ninshi umulandu bwapwa. There is no escaping the taxman in this lifetime febana.

    • The Post has money. How are they able to print their paper in Namibia or where ever they are doing it? Let them just pay so that we have a nice election

    • Gringo, when bailiffs seize your property, they it it to raise money. If the money is not enough, they declare you bankrupt. The post has enough property to raise K68m. So let them pay or risk losing their property; probably even that of their shareholders.

    • @ zagaze

      For change, you do have point.
      Well, sort of it.
      Let the Government and ZRA strictly apply same principle to other perpetual tax evaders, i.e., ZNBC, Times of Zambia and Daily Mail.
      After all, tax laws apply equally to all. There is no one law for PF vuvuzelas and another for Post & Co.

  4. The Psychology of language “when we came into power in 2011, we found it”. A govt that knows and respects the fact that its the people that elects them to govern will never say “we came into power”. They will humbly say ” we came into office”. Watch out for leaders who say they want ” to rule”.

  5. Post just pay or else you keep crying 6.1 million dollars that’s is lots of money you’re owing to poor people just pay the money.

    • Agreed. USD 6.1 million is a lots of money.
      But, USD 120 million in tax arrears by ZNBc, Times and Mail is 20 times more.
      And yet, no action.
      Why?
      Does Post arrears dollar has 20 times bigger value than PF vuvuzelas dollar?
      Somehow it looks like there are two laws. One for the friends of “anointed” and other one for “enemies” of “chosen one”?

    • Let us follow the “Leaders”!!!
      Dr. Kambwili, KBM, Kaizer, Chama (just to mention few) can you please advise how to avoid paying tax?
      Shall we join pardoned rapist and start singing praise to “anointed one”?

  6. That’s good riddance, tell them off my President. if it was in their countries, can you even open your mouth, you can’t so them pay for the past if they are aggrieved.

    • Good riddance?
      You 5tupid 1mbecile.
      Do you know that come September, IMF is going to decide even size of the civil service, never mind number of ministers?
      Hawe guess, who control more than 50% votes? BRICS or the West? Be ready to suck and lick on demand.

  7. Post should just pay and move on. This none payment of taxes makes the feel big headed and silly. The US government should start by apologizing for slave trade and bring back all they have stolen from Africa.

  8. I will not suppot the post on this one. Let them pay and continue business as usual. We should not bury our heads in sand just to ignore the meaning of tax. Let the Post pay the taxes.

  9. This Post…..always been a thorn to all presidents. It has taken the entire presidency to yet again respond to a matter which was supposedly determined and settled in court. Meanwhile this Post machinery keeps churning out news on a daily basis; what was the point of ‘closing them’ one wonders. Did ZRA and the OP think Fred is such a novice? They should have asked ba RB nicely who the Post really are. They have eyes everywhere, seriously. And well trained by the very best in all sorts of maneuvers. This story is just developing, there are yet many more ‘press releases’ to come:-)

    • Your mmembe has been cornered this time around. Have you even bothered to check their paper of late? They can only manage 12 copies per day, and from the usual 32 pages to 8 with no one advertising in them. Worse still, those limited copies can’t leave Lusaka because delivery vans will be impounded. Doesn’t that sound like a paper on a death bed?

    • The Chaps will be given another bill for the copies they have continued selling, I hope the’ve been accounting for Tax on those sales

  10. For the government to collect the tax its perfect timing, when the Post makes more money for their pocket. For political cadres its wrong timing because their stories will not be heard. If life was one sided, then multiparty democracy will not exist.

  11. Post should pay to have their offices opened. How many times have they been to the courts of law challenging ZRA. Many are the times the post called others names as thieves,plunderers, corrupt and so forth. Now because it’s them that ow the government money people should fear to call them broad day light thieves.

    • It’s you who is a danderhead because of inferiority complex who can accept anything from the West…The British did well to leave the EU because of Germany dominance and we expect more to follow…

  12. I think the so called diplomats have this message sunk in their heads. Pay for the post and it will show. No one has consored what Fred writes. He writes anything anyhow but it’s time to pay for the stories you wrte and the papers you sale but fails to remit tax to zra.

    • They can always cut short donation and pay Post debt.
      After all, Zambia do not need any more donations.
      Thanks to PF and unprecedented development, repayment of the bonds can be met by the tax revenue from ever increasing industrialization!!!

  13. The Head of State is in order – the Diplomatic Corps should raise money for the Post and every Zambian Business person and individual that has defaulted on Tax. Uku tumpa

    • Patriot,
      Ministry of Health workers have been stealing donor funding and the same govt and courts have let the culprits free. When they freeze ministry of health funding due to misappropriation, the same govt appoints negotiators and let some useless chaps steal the money. What are you talking about – The head of state is right.

  14. These so called Diplomats should stop exihibiting their stupidity by playing double standards when it comes to matters of law. Its not the Govt that has closed the Post newspaper but ZRA for failure to honour tax obligations. How on earth can any right thinking person support wrong doing by a private Company? Even in their own countries where they come from, do they allow or condon any one not to pay tax. The President did well to tell them off to either bail out Meembe and his Post or shut their mouths up. For those of you trying to make political mileage out of this issue, Meembe has been throwing in court injuctions as far back as 2009 each time ZRA attempted to force him to pay until the Supreme court ordered that the post newspaper should just pay. Those supporting illegality such as…

  15. Those supporting illegality such as this one at hand by the post newspaper and its editor in chief Fred Meembe should go to hell. I am not a politician but a concerned zambian who pays tax regularly and on time.

  16. I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT A PRESIDENT ANY PRESIDENT CAN MAKE SUCH A STATEMENT. HOW PATRONIZING! IF LUNGU MADE THIS STATEMENT THIS IS THE MOST IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENT IN FORIEGN POLICY. ANY OF YOU SUPPORTING THUS SHOULD REALLY THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY WE WANT ZAMBIA TO BE. I HOPE THIS IS A HOAXE. IF LUNGU SAID THIS WE A REALLY A NATION OF MEDIOCRITY. FELLOW ZAMBIANS PLEASE LET US VOTE WISE AND GET RID OF THIS NONSENSE.

  17. First and foremost, let the Americans, Brexit Brits and the useless Euros go jump into Lake Kariba if they cannot help their “vuvuzela” settle its tax liability! It has taken our courts too long to conclude this matter, and we cannot wait any longer! It’s not for the meddling diplomats to tell us when to collect what defaulting taxpayers owe! M’membe and his “tandem of thieves” should just pay up. The IMF and the western backers are demanding that the Zambian government removes fuel subsidies, ZESCO charges economic tariffs for electricity, enhance tax collection mechanisms, broaden the tax base, etc, but at the same time do not want us to collect tax from their ‘bum-banging’ friends? What double standards are these? When M’membe had late Sata captive, he did not want to pay his…

    • Don’t you think the timing is wrong.No one disputes the fact that the post has arrears,even the gov is right but this is sending a wrong signal to the international community,it takes time to build a reputation but it only takes that one only weird moment to destroy it.If I was the president I would use the post’s negative reports to my advantage.I believe the post started losing credibility but now they have helped them gain some credibility by gaining them attention and sympathy.

    • Actually, no. The timing is as right as it will ever be, unless you want to postpone everybody’s obligation, whether statutory, fiduciary, legal matrimonial, or otherwise, because the timing would be inappropriate? I would not worry about the sympathy that the Post may attract from some quarters. It is ephemeral, and will pass soon enough! Let posterity judge both the Post and Lungu! Let the immutable truth prevail, and we will get to know in due course if their actions were ill advised! “Wakwata mphenzi saopa kung’anima” For the uninitiated, ” Even roses have thorns” would be a close analogy!

    • @ Donald Trump
      If is not for them, there is no going to be lake kariba. By the way, where is gone usd 200 million for repair? Unprecedented development of private overseas bank accounts?

  18. When M’membe held late Michael Sata captive, he didn’t want to pay his taxes, and did as he pleased! Where were these diplomats then? Had M’memebe been defaulting in their countries, would these same diplomats have recommended to their governments to let him go scot free? M’membe has outstanding issues with DBZ and other creditors over the Zambian Airways saga! He has used every trick in the book to avoid being held accountable for his economic crimes! If tomorrow the courts rule that he should repay the money owed to DBZ and other creditors, will you say the timing is inappropriate? When will it be appropriate for him to be accountable? In any case, who asked these morons to proffer their unsolicited for opinions! What right do they have to ‘Lord it over us”! Vorseke!

  19. @Loadist, is there anything to criticize ECl here? Why should diplomats come to Zambia and dictate who should and who should not pay tax? Have you ever heard of any Zambian diplomat in UK or USA telling the government who should be arrested and who should not? They should not come and break the law in Zambia just because they gave us a loan. WE SAY NO!!!

    We need to have an independent mind in running the affairs of this nation and not allow America, EU, Gemarnay or any nation in Africa to come and tell us what to do. Just because its the post then we should not demand tax payment? Come on guys

  20. Why hasn’t Daily nation, times of Zambia been closed? They owe more than the post Easterner, think with your brain not you behind. ECL said he had nothing to do with the closing now people know that this killer is up to no good, that is why even when innocent people are being killed he says it is not his problem. Wake up Zambia, you have the devil leader

  21. Next he will tell them to pack and go because he is anointed by God. Why does the world have to move backwards

  22. Lungu and your thugs don’t forget God is watching you. The wicked don’t last you will soon disappear like wind. We are seriously praying for our country Zambia to continue to be peaceful nation and a good example to our neighbouring countries. Why would you want blood shed in a country which has been peaceful for over 50 years? Let the majority decide and not what you want, selfish leaders end up badly. You cannot mock God he knows your plans.

  23. I was expecting a statement from ZRA and the president simply repeating what ZRA has told him. Instead, the president gives his personal opinion on the matter and even goes further to suggest a solution. This clearly shows he has a hand in it. These PF guys are dead broke. They have run out of campaign money. When did Presidents of Zambia start soliciting companies and businesses to pay tax money. For the sake of fair coverage of elections, I once again appeal to ZRA to give us an account number where we can deposit this tax of theirs because they have frozen POST accounts. How do they expect us to assist the post? Our diplomats can’t comment because America is the BIG BOSS. Ignore this fact and you go the Zimbabwe way.

  24. Sorry guys (UPND), you are living in the past. Mmembe and Post have long lost their respect and clout in Zambia. Only UPND and HH still regard the Past and Mmembe with respect and fear. The majority of us were intelligent enough to realise in good time that Mmembe is simply a scoundrel. Just look at his history, evading tax, Zambian airways, DBZ, corrupt acquisition of courier business, victimising innocent oeople, illegal recordings, blackmail, the list is endless. Just notice the loud silence of even the church, no sympathy with the devil. And you could see that Mmembe was heading to a nasty ending but he was incorrigible – and here it is.
    Edgar has now enlightened the cooperating partners I dont think they can argue anymore. Businesses and individuals in Zambia now feel relieved of…

  25. Edgar has now enlightened the cooperating partners I dont think they can argue anymore. Businesses and individuals in Zambia now feel relieved of that fraudster, as you can see no one is advertising in the criminal “newspaper”. Bye bye Mmembe, you are dead and you dont even have friends to bury you. And where is Metumbo Nchoti his accomplce? Chilling at Tribunal. Look all decent parents teach their children that crime does not pay. This is proof. #MmembeMustPayTax

  26. THE RIGHT TIME TO CATCH A RAT IS FEEDING TIME.the post wants to make money out of election news with the hope of continuing owing government if UPND comes into power.besides,in their paper the PRESIDENT is insulted every day,what a shame on such a sensitive media.

  27. Don’t forget that Zambia through Chikwanda has already over borrowed. The lenders will very soon ascend on Zambia and close Zambia. All of you in this country will be deported and the lenders will take over Zambia sell it like ZRA has done to the Post and recover their money.

  28. Lungu~PF has unleashed the most brutal violence ever since Independence in 1964.

    Today there is absolute no campaign space allowed to opposition. Anyone who.adorns an opposition campaign attire is beaten and in cases murdered.

    Go and see if there is a single campaign poster at any of the Lusaka markets and bus stops other than exclusively those of Lungu~PF.

    • @ Jouito Chalipi
      Need you be surprised surely? What do you expect from the masses when your leadership keep insulting a popular President like President Lungu? You chaps in UPND deserve nothing less but harsh treatment, when you insult the President of Lungu’s standing you are insulting the deadly army of his followers and so stop complaining. You started this stup1dity and now you have to face the consequences, atase!

  29. Zambian mentality is just difficult to comprehend. When I was in a difficult work environment I made sure every statutory or obligatory requirement was to scratch so when intimidation started it fell off like water on from a duck’s back. I survived. In Zambia we think a political favour equals a statutory reprieve – and it continues ad nauseam – with people repeating the same like what Bembas say kwati fipuba. If you live in glass houses, indeed, there is nothing like timing, or comparing those with bigger crimes. Just don’t put glass on the windows when you begin to throw those stones!

  30. The US, EU and other pig diplomats should respect international laws. In US tax crimes are punished badly. Ask Wesley Snipes who was jailed for not paying tax. These fools are promoting evil of men inserting male instruments into men’s sewer systems. The Preisdo is 100% telling them to pay 6.1 million USD and tomorrow the Post will open. ZRA should just start advertising the properties for sale we get back our money, DBZ should complete their process also. I don’t live on Meembe but taxes pay medicines and school teachers and doctors. So you white f00ls keep quite and shut your assess

  31. And you want USA to fight your battles ba upd . Just fight because America’s aim is to bring chaos.

  32. Pretty (Ugly) Bad Teeth (Smelly Mouth) and Obatala (Empty Ubutala) you can’t see sense in the President’s words? The only sad aspect to this is that if the guys who are challenged to pay for a tax eversion crook of a newspaper were to do so then the newspaper will continue to represent its masters as usual. Otherwise the President is right. Those who are in opposition to every sensible word from the president are members of UPND – a party that WILL NEVER rule Zambia.

  33. Bwana Lungu you and visionless PF have a huge debt of poor leadership to Zambians.

    You have a deficit of vision,a deficit of ideas,a deficit of lost bumper harvests and a deficit of poor economic management with poor forex reserves+ limping economic growth of just 3%.

  34. The President has shown leadership. It is his duty to protect all organs and all offices of government. Zambians you have a leader not those liars and cowards who will abandon their citizens when the chips are down. The thing I like most is the courage to call the diplomats face to face and challenge them to a debate instead of them wafflung from afar.

  35. An extremely wise counsel from a wise president. It is simple, those afflicted by ZRA’s action on the Lucifer’s File should without delay bail Mmembe out. It is the rule of laws not of emotions. This makes me question the level of lawlessness exhibited by HH on this matter. The chap and his goons can defend the law.

  36. An extremely wise counsel from a wise president. It is simple, those afflicted by ZRA’s action on the Lucifer’s File should without delay bail Mmembe out. It is the rule of laws not of emotions. This makes me question the level of lawlessness exhibited by HH on tshis matter. The chap and his goons can’t defend the law.

  37. Dear Zambians,
    As a fellow Zambian this president has become a national liability. He is a risk to national security and we will soon start losing investors because no one wants to invest where there is political unrest and a lack of stability and who would blame them. This arrogance from a thief who has come in power and abusing the system and Zambians needs to disappear. He has caused enough turmoil, encouraged violence and killings and this is not the Zambia we know. We are not violent people and Lungu must fall.

  38. The President should not be meddling in the affairs that are being dealt with by courts of law. He is contradicting himself. I am failing to understand his way of doing things.

  39. Its indeed sad that UPND is in confused state and the worst kind over! HH and GBM cant really see that they are exposing and campaigning themselves very cheaply by supporting TAX EVADERS and CHEATERS! On one hand this HH and the brainless GBM are saying they can bring free education whilst encouraging people NOT TO PAY TAXES, so just how possible can the two relate?
    When late president Sata said HH is an Under 5, he knew exactly what he was talking about. HH has no respect for anyone as far as he is concerned, just in case you have short memories, here are some recup:
    HH is on record of saying
    Sata is Chimbwi with NO PLAN, SCOTT IS TUP!DITY WHITE MAN, GBM IS A MAFIA, MULENGA SATA IS A THIEF WHO HAS AMASSED MONEY FROM ROADS PROJECTS, MILES SAMPA IS A MOSQUITO, MASEBO IS A HOOKER, and…

  40. contd
    When late president Sata said HH is an Under 5, he knew exactly what he was talking about. HH has no respect for anyone as far as he is concerned, just in case you have short memories, here are some recup:
    HH is on record of saying
    Sata is Chimbwi with NO PLAN, SCOTT IS TUP!DITY WHITE MAN, GBM IS A MAFIA, MULENGA SATA IS A THIEF WHO HAS AMASSED MONEY FROM ROADS PROJECTS, MILES SAMPA IS A MOSQUITO, MASEBO IS A HOOKER, and the list is endless.
    Now, today the same twits are in top UPND leadership, what does that tell you about HH? For us, our President IS A HUMBLE AND PEOPLE’S MAN, EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU COME 11 AUGUST 2016.

  41. M’membe should be cited for causing crimes against humanity, how do you evade so much TAXES meant to improve the lives of our poor men and women, children and the under priviledged and then someone in his confused state of mind purporting to be a political leader can support such criminality and even has the guts to seek votes from the same poor people?

    Let the crooks, the cartel and the killer of mines and industries, the exploiter of citizens by fixing high mealie meal prices and smuggle our maize to try and cause artificial shortages be taught a BIG LESSON ON 11 August 2016. We in PF have enough armor on our hands to completely detele/eliminate these hypocrites from the political scene in Zambia. HH AND UPND IS GONE and HH KNOWS IT, THIS IS THE LAST TIME OUR CHILDREN WILL EVER HEAR…

  42. The leakage of information from State House has to do with the Communications Authority because they are the controllers of air waves. In other countries the source of information can be traced and they could have told the OP where the Post Newspaper is being printed from. Please my fellow Post newspaper workers do not blame the President, blame your man; The Post Editor for not paying taxes so as to safeguard your jobs. Next NAPSA will come in to claim their share on your behalf so it will be a chain. My appeal is that lets humble ourselves ask the president for pardon that displaying irrelevant placards on TV

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