President Edgar Lungu Visits Lusaka Riots Victims at Kalemba Hall in Lusaka
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President Edgar Lungu says he is concerned that Southern Province has recorded the highest cases of political violence in the country.

The President is worried that some cases of political violence have resulted in loss of lives.

President Lungu notes with concern that Southern Province is followed by Lusaka province in cases of political violence.

Speaking when he met Chief Naluwama, Chief Hanjalika and Chief Mwanachingwala in Mazabuka, President Lungu urged the traditional leaders to talk to political parties against violence.

President Lungu said there is no need to shed blood in order for a person to win elections.

The President said the traditional leaders can also help educate the electorate on why they should support certain political parties.

President Lungu said he will not get tired of reminding traditional leaders of their role in maintaining peace.

He said Zambians must endeavour to maintain peace for which the country is globally renowned for.

In another development, President Lungu said it is government’s duty to take care of traditional leaders.

He said he had received reports of ailing chiefs, and he would ensure that they receive the best treatment.

And speaking on behalf of the other traditional leaders, Chief Naluwama of the Tonga speaking people of Mazabuka district thanked President Lungu for the development program that he is rolling out countrywide.

He said the chiefs were happy that Southern Province has not been left out of government’s development programmes.

Chief Naluwama told the President to feel at home in Southern Province.

The president is accompanied by Minister of Defence Richwell Siamunene, Minister of Commerce Margaret Mwanakatwe, Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu and PF deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri.

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    • Ok, but which statistician was recording them…as long as it is PF in the face of alcoholism, and not from an indpedenent source, it shall always be biased data

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    • He has planned to visit bweengwa again, i hope the people of bweengwa learnt one lesson last time he visited them, they were falsely accused of abducting government workers, upto date the abductors have not been caught yet, police say it was dark, no government work has also come in the open to say he was the one abducted. The best the people of bweengwa should do is stay away from his meetings instead of risking been called abductors.

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    • And I am sure the guy behind him is so overwhelmed by Lungu’s lack of capacity on many fronts..Look at how he points to have his head checked

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    • This is a lie, its actually Lusaka and CB where his cadres are causing serious havoc. This guy is just looking for a way to send battalions of police officers, if not the army to Southern so that people may be intimidated and not vote knowing its UPND’s stronghold.
      This could be one of the strategies he got from Uganda’s 0007 Mu7n. Watch him carefully, even his body language can tell that on a clean slate, he can not win, so the only way is to win by crooked means!!

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    • It is because they dont tolerate any other political parties in southern province apart from UPND. It is not a brainer.

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    • WHAT I CANT BELIEVE THAT! WHO WERE DOING STATISTICS? HEHEHEHEH EVERYONE KNOWS PF IS VIOLENT PARTY. THIS IS THE REASON KUYA BEBELE. THE MAN SEEMS TO SEE VIOLENCE FROM THE OTHER SIDE OR HE IS JUST PRETENDING. THIS IS MOCKERY TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN PROVICE. I DONT THINK THE WAY HE HAS ILL TREATED THOSE PEOPLE HE WILL HAVE FEW VOTES FROM THERE. ANYWAY GOOD LUCK FOR HIM!!

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    • THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE SHOULD SHUN ANY PF RALLY BECAUSE THEY START POINTING FINGERS AT THEM SAYING THEY ARE VIOLENT.

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    • Hypocrisy!! What of Lusaka where 14 people have been killed by PF careers and have been unreported by govt media? Oh I forgot that it’s not violence if the opposition are the victims! Just don’t forget that God is for us all. As for southerners, pliz I beg you to stay away from PF rallies lest you are falsely accused again

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    • As President he should always attempt to issue such statements on the basis of reported cases and comparative stats…why the heck do we spend so much on the intelligence if the president can’t have such info at his fingertips.. ECL is disappointing kwena

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    • This is the reason why now at Chainama Hospital, doctors have packed their equipment: Instead, they just ask one question: Are you supporting PF? If the answer is YES, you admitted. If the answer is NO you are discharged!

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    • There you are,you are insulting and accusing the Southerners of being violent and yet 16 UPND Cadres have been murdered so far are from Lusaka and the Copperbelt by your militia.
      Tomorrow you are going to cry foul saying you did not get any votes from Southern Province.How ironic your excellency?.
      While you are busy making false accusations and dividing the country,HH is busy uniting the country.People who are level headed and want a united Zambia are now beginnig to see who you really are.A moslem hiding under the disguise of the christian friends of Lungu.

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  1. vodka chakolwa wrungu and your party are the ones causing violence in this country.You are already terrorizing the people of Chitambo who pledged to support you.Mashilu beke beka…VIVA HH 2016

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    • AS USUAL THE MAN WAS HALLUCINATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF FIMO FIMO WHEN HE MADE THAT STATEMENT. ONE WONDERS WHAT STATISTICS HE WAS QUOTING? WHAT ABOUT LUSAKA? THESE ARE SIMILAR LIES TO THE ONES ABOUT TRIBALISM IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE. IT’S OKAY FOR PANJI TO FORM KUMAWA FOR EDGAR LUNGU AND THAT’S NOT TRIBALISM AS FAR AS LUNGU IS CONCERNED.

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  2. This is clear indication that Edgar determines where violence should take place. The violence in Southern Province is insitigated by PF machinery so that they blame it on the peaceful people of Southern Province. I wished Edgar would be truthful once in a while, he is the greatest pretender and liar I have ever known.

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    • Don’t doctors discourage over-consumption of alcohol when on ARVs? This is the reason why. Reasoning ability is badly affected. Therefore, always look to the opposite of whatever Chakolwa Chagwa is saying.

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  3. There is something very wrong with Lungu and am not even joking. This guy’s brain is quite dead.

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  4. Lusaka is number one where the President,Minister of home affairs and Inspector General of Police stay.The truth of the matter is that we say no to violence as everybody has the power to fight back as evidenced by the current situation where PF members are also receiving the bittings from the opposition.
    What is Mumbi going to say to the people of southern province over her tribal remarks?
    It is 50 plus 1 % which needs support from all corners.

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  5. I was born and grew up in Mazabuka.I grew up with all these Chiefs talked about here.Knowing Chief Mwanachingwala very well,there is something here Lusaka Times has not told us.LT tell us what Mwanachingwala said to Lungu.This chief wont just keep mute to violence,to mismanagement of national resources,to expensive mealie meal,to high poverty levels,to load shedding.This is the Guy that has single handedly made Zambia Sugar to perform.He has made the company invest in the local people.Today local people in Mazabuka own Sugar plantations also.Why?Mwanachingwala policies.They ve a “kick in the ass from this chief”.So Tell us what this chief told yo Lungu point blank.

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  6. Indeed. There is something wrong with Edgar Lungu. He is a scatterbrain. Each time he opens his he talks nosense

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  7. Iye and the man looks sick mwebantu i really feel for this man kikikkiki he is feeling the presuure Viva HH and GBM.

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  8. @Anonymous::He doesnt look sick,he looks like a shell of Crude Oil.Tho not just any crude oil,but the one from Uganda.The one Ugandans recently discovered.

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  9. He means the bweengwa kidnappings of GRZ journalists and PF personal who had to be rescued by commandos where the kidnappers run away with the footage of the kidnaping and the attack of Frank Bwalya in a radio station by UPND where FB came and showed his torn shirt unfortunately the witnesses to FB s attack did not come forward as they were threatened by UPND.

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  10. I am not a upnd but on this lungu is telling lies, in lusaka you cant see anyone wearing a tshirt, hat for any other party he or she will be undressed.
    A woman was undressed in front of vice president nothing had happened

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    • That’s for sure a big big lie, which this man knows also to a lie. He knows where it’s happening the most and chose to say otherwise. He planning something against the people of SP watch him! In Lusaka you can’t paint your car upnd colours like pf does, you can’t wear a chitenge unless you want to die. So really, what is he talking about? Please respect these people, your ministers are busy insulting Tonga people and yet you choose to ignore that. You are not doing SP a favour it’s not your money to brag about!

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  11. Lazy Lungu is an **** surely this is unheard of a head of state making careless utterances on such sensitive matters…

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  12. Wasting your time caring about what happens in the South. Just camp for 1 week in Eastern Province and ask them to vote the same way that Southern Province votes and you are back in office.

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    • No worries, we shall do the Chidununa Reverse!! We learnt a good lesson last year. Viva ECL, Viva PF.

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  13. Lungu is such a hypocrite. He pretends to be humble and Godly and yet he is directing and arming PF thugs to commit acts of violence against innocent people. Lungu pretends to be poor and yet within 15 months he stole K13million from govt and extorting money from govt road contracts. Lungu in his quest to stay in power is working with dictators like Mu7 and Uncle Bob to rig our elections in his favour. We need to stop this devil incarnate from rigging our elections on 11th August. Forward with HH,GBM & UPND.

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  14. BaLT, this is file picture. Father Chilinda of st Ignatius during the ritual killings accusations. its not southern province. Show us the crowds!

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  15. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT WHEN PF ARE DOING THEIR CAMPAIGNS IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE, PLEASE ALL PEOPLE MUST NOT ATTEND THEM LIKE THE WAY NORTHWESTERNERS HAVE RULED OUT NOT TO ATTEND PF RALLIES BECAUSE OF THEIR MISBEHAVIOUR AND FIGHTS. IN MUFUMBWE MASUMBA BEAT UPND CADRE TO DEATH JUST TO SHOW THE SLOGAN OF UPND WHEN THEY WERE MOVING WITH THEIR NOISY VEHICLES AND THE MATTER WAS REPORTED BUT NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE WHERBY EVEN THE OFFICER IN CHARGE SAID POINT PLANK THAT HE RESPECTS THE VOICE FROM HIGH AUTHOURITY. PEOPLE HAVE OPTED NOT TO ATTEND ANY PF RALLY IN THE PROVINCE

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  16. Let these elections pass. We are remaining with about 35 days and soon after elections, ECL will resume duties and we will not hear all this nonsense. Bloggers on this page are also violent, just from the way they blog. Although we are affiliated to different political parties, we are all one Zambia and one nation.

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  17. What about the The Post Reporter who was almost killed and urinated in his mouth? What about the haunting of Wynter Kabimba at Blizz radio? What about the stopping of Joab busses by PF cadres from loading in Chipata. What about the attempt by PF cadres to bring down the plane in Northern Province? What about the beating of UDF members by PF cadres in Mpika? What about the absence of billboards and campaign materials from Lusaka streets? What about the fear by people to wear opposition regalia in Lusaka? What about the killing of UNZA student dressed in opposition regalia? Waht abou bla bla bla I’m tired mwee the list is too long.

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  18. Mmmmmmmm, Ba Edgar,stop telling lies, is that how you act under the influence of whisky and pwanya nini, pwanya chinena and Congo dust sure?

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  19. Where did they beat journalists and urinated in their mouth for revealing the truth? Don’t pretend violence is everywhere and you are the causer because you want to stay in power.

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  20. This commander in chief of the srmed forces is morally and politically impotent . I wonder what Zambia would have been if we had problems like Boko Haram in Nigeria what a joke of a leader?

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  21. Lungu ask Rupiah Banda, we Tongas don’t take our chiefs seriously like Ngonis do.They don’t feed us, we work for ourselves. The only respect the exude from us is to settle cases of cattle rustling and family conflicts, . Political issues are not influenced by chiefs. SP has decided to support UPND finish and culer

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  22. Tongas are now pretending to be Phiris,tumiziba ba tonga, mwanya lungu is wining come 11th August you will see.

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    • Yes they are Tonga’s mixed with Phiri’s Banda’s and even Mwape’s, because that’s how Zambia is if you don’t know. It’s one Zambia one nation. So my dear fellow there is no pretence here, it’s just a few fools in Zambia that want to destroy that without shame.

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  23. Thank you SP for according the president a cordial and peaceful reception…..one wonders how such a violent province can show such warmth to the president. Not a single incidence of heckling or outright insults from our tonga brothers and sisters. And yet they are the most violent and tribal in the entire country! Really?? I mean, seriously?? Come on guys:-) (FTJ) Meanwhile Forward chabe with team HH and UPND.

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  24. The statement sounds like its coming from a call boy at soweto bus terminus. TOGETHER WE SAY NO TO DUNUNA REVERSE ZAMBIA HAS TO MOVE FORWARD.

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  25. Where was this in SP?. Fr Charles appears to be thrilled going by his looks. About the utterance on development in Southern Province, from his royal highness Chief Naluwama, am not sure whether he understands what he is talking about. Just get the latest Poverty Index map of Zambia and you will see the truth and not tutored propaganda from the Chief.

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  26. This is the same chap who said foreigners and the opposition desperate to go to statehouse are carrying out ritual murders for charm and caused the xenophobia in Lusaka. Do not believe any of his drunken rubbish that he says. His handlers dont do research to advise him what to say where and when.

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  27. Your Excellency if it is true, it’s not surprising because Southern province has been subjected to verbal violence by the PF top leadership including yourself when Chama made the most tribalist remarks against Southerners, not to mention Mumba, Kambwili, Frank Bwalya and your ambassador Dandy Crazy. Verbal violence has consequences something more than physical violence

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  28. If you watched the clip on ZNBC TV did you see the body language of the chief who was on the right side of the screen, the one who was not talking?

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  29. Liar President, Under the influence of alcohol always and again.

    This man is now very dangerous. Mugabe and Museveni tactics, please Zambians wake up before this shameless person in Lungu destroys our unity. How can he be so inflammatory?

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  30. These Hungry Hyenas have spilled the country with the blood of people in a view to gain popularity. Tamwakalimone ivoti lya mwina Sambia ba chimbwi. Viva ECL Dunuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

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  31. That is why I don’t trust Changwa. How many people have been killed by his cadres in Lusaka? Lungu should go

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  32. I may be wrong but I think this is close to hate speech. Why can’t our leaders just preach peace, unity and reconciliation!!!? The nation needs healing not pointing fingers ati you are most violent – what about the most corrupt and the others????

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  33. It is a shame to have a President who cannot tell the truth. That is why he has been lying even about the real reasons for attempting to close the Post Newspaper. There is more violence in Lusaka not Southern Province. VIVA POST NEWSPAPER. VIVA MMEMBE!

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  34. A humble liar president who managed to more than double his assets in 18 months but failed to do the same for the zambian economy. This man will rot in jail at the rate he’s going. It really saddens me to have such a fake of a president. Lungu makes RB look like a hero. How did zambia end up with this crap of a thieving Lawyer who looks like whisky allover called republican president! my foot!

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