Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni and Chief Chanje of the Chewa peoples in Chipata have endorsed the candidature of President Edgar Lungu in this year’s general elections slated for next month.
Chief Mpezeni said everybody should rally behind the Patriotic Front (PF) and President Edgar Lungu because of the massive development that has been undertaken in the last five years.
He said his endorsement of President Lungu and the PF should not be mistaken to be tribal but that it was just practical that the ruling party should be given another mandate to continue its development agenda.
Speaking when Eastern Province Coordinator of President Lungu’s special campaign team, Lameck Mangani, paid a courtesy call on him in Chipata today, Chief Mpezeni noted that President Lungu was like a new vehicle which did not require servicing a few days after it was bought, adding that he needed to be given more time to continue with his developmental programmes of the country.
“We are able to see developmental activities all over and there is no need to start changing governments just for the sake of changing. We should give the PF and President Lungu more time to develop this country,’’ he said.
And Chief Chanje assured Mr Mangani of President Lungu’s victory and urged the ruling party not to get worried because people in Chipangali Constituency were behind the ruling party.
Chief Chanje also told Mr Mangani during a courtesy call paid on him that the message on the referendum was well received and people were ready to vote ‘yes’.
Meanwhile Mr Mangani appealed to the two traditional leaders to help disseminate information to their subjects about the importance of voting in an election.
He said if the PF was to have an outright win of the 50 per cent plus one vote in the first round, there was need for people to turn up in numbers and cast their votes.
Zambia goes to the polls on August 11 to elect a President, Members of Parliament, civic leaders and also vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the Bill of Rights in the referendum.
“He said his endorsement of President Lungu and the PF should not be mistaken to be tribal”.
What prompted the good chief to come up with that statement I Wonder?
Bati ka chief aka kalitumpa sana kuti nakatoba ne kofi!
Very s t y o p e t i indeed respect for his subjects that’s why no sensible ngoni will support such nonsense.
Ati kupusa baati.
Please do not disobey the chiefs!
I am PF, and I think chiefs shouldn’t get involved in politics in as much as I would like the party I support to have a lot of endorsements.
THE CHIEF MPEZENI IS RIGHT. THERE’S NO NEED TO CHANGE A NEW CAR TO AN OLD FAILING CAR WHEN THE NEW CAR IS WORKING JUST FINE. ALL THE CAR NEEDS IS JUST MORE FUEL IN ORDER TO COVER MOR DISTANCES. ECL IS WORKING JUST FINE, JUST GIVE HIM MORE TIME TO PERFORM MORE WONDERS. ZAMBIANS SAW HOW THE OTHER CAR PERFORMED DURING PRIVATISATION. IT CARRIED AND TRANSPORTED GOODS FOR ITSELF. ICIKWANKA BACIMONA KUMA MPALANYA. BE CAREFUL ZAMBIANS. DON’T LAND INTO THE DESERT FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN. IF YOU CAN’T LISTEN TO KING MPEZENI THEN TRY THE MAPATIZYA FORMULA.
THE CHIEF WANTS US TO CONTINUE SUFFERING BECAUSE LUNGU HAS GIVEN HIM AN ENVELOPE. WHETHER HE LIKES OR NOT HIS CALL WILL NOT BE HEADED BECAUSE IT IS EMPTY AND DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO ANY INTELLIGENT AND RIGHT THINKING ZAMBIAN. LUNGU IS A FAILED PROJECT AND ZAMBIANS HAVE A DUTY TO VOTE HIM OUT FOR THEIR OWN SAKE. THEY DESERVE BETTER LEADERSHIP. TALK TO KAMBWILI IN PRIVATE, HE TELL YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW LUNGU USE-LESS IS. I THINK KAMBWILI WILL VOTE FOR HH. HE WILL NOT WASTE HIS VOTE ON LUNGU.
That eastern province produces alcoholics maaawee. Who is that drunk chap in right corner, is it PF minister Mvunga?
This is blatant and pure tribalism. And it was another chief making the same statement, asses cry foul ati tribalism… be real guys!
Zambian DEFENCES FORCES & OP, take heart & FOLLOW the lead of Zambia ARMY COMMANDER who does not bow & bark for Chagwa – THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL COMMANDER – he is KNOWS WHERE HIS ALLEGIANCE LIES – That is in the DEFENCE OF ZAMBIA & ZAMBIANS, & NOT A DRUNK KAPONYA, WHO BY ILLEGAL PARTY MANIPULATION USURPED POWER, AFTER LATE PRESIDENT SATA’s passing; This DRUNKARD KAPONYA WAS DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM MILTEZ!!! That act in itself GOES TO SHOW YOU MEN & WOMEN OF THE DEFENCE FORCES, that we have a VERY UNSUITABLE person standing as Commander-in-chief, A DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED FELON is UNFIT TO LEAD YOU HONORABLE, & PATRIOTIC MEN & WOMEN!!
HE IS at his wits end becoz he has REALISED THAT HIS TIME IS UP, THE PEOPLE, who are YOUR FAMILIES, Grand parents, parents, own children, nephews &…
….& nieces & grand children who ALL LOOK TO A BETTER ZAMBIA, are THE “SUPPOSEDLY ENEMY”, that this THIEF, MURDERER masquerading as COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, wants YOU TO ENGAGE WITH LIVE AMMUNITION – the ONLY ZAMBIAN COMMANDER IN CHIEF THAT HAS NO QUALMS KILLING HIS OWN PEOPLE, THE SAME PEOPLE THAT GAVE HIM CHANCE TO BE PRESIDENT – But THANK GOD, YOUR ALLEGIANCE IS TO DEFEND ZAMBIA & ZAMBIANS, & NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND!!
YES, BE DEPLOYED, BUT WHEN THE TIME COMES, YOU KNOW WHO TO APPREHEND & TAKE INTO CUSTODY!!!
VOTE WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!! VOTE FOR A UNITED & PROGRESSIVE & PEACEFUL ZAMBIA, ONE DEFENDED BY ITS HONORABLE & GALLANT DEFENCE FORCES THAT SEEK TO SERVE ZAMBIA rather than a LITTLE DRUNK TINPOT DICTATOR!!
Vote UPND!! Abantu…
…Vote UPND!! Abantu baya!!
I thank you!!
This is totally nonsense.Chiefs have been bribed by Jameson Vodka Chakolwa Rungu.He will fall come August 11…VIVA HAKAINDE
The President is from the east and the chief is the paramount chief of that region.Sometimes it’s good to take issues literally and not look for hidden connotations.Regardless of your tribe or your region,we only have this one Zambia. Let’s differ in opinion,not tribe or region of decent! !!!!!!
Well it’s because they will also do a Nega Nega with 100% for Chagwa!
This is what we call open tribalism,so leave the Tongas alone.Zambia will never be the same again because of politicians like Lungu .When God has chosen no one will stop him HH is wining this time.
CHIEF MPEZENI NEW THAT THERE WILL BE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO WILL CRY TRIBALISM AND THEREFORE, PRE-EMPTIED YOUR SENTIMENTS BY SAYING IT’S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH TRIBALISM BUT THE WORK LUNGU AND PF HAVE DONE, WHICH EVERY WELL MEANING ZAMBIAN TALKS ABOUT EVERY TIME.
Iwe Kaonde fimo fimo…Mpazeni supported Sata against RB. RB is an Easterners whereas Sata was from the North. Has it ever happened in the South? If anything some opposition leader even calls his chiefs when they welcome a sitting President. I also agree with Ba Senbenza that chiefs shd keep away from Politics but who can gag Mpazeni?
It’s not tribalism…the UPND says it is strongholds voting for the candidate of their choice 100%…at least I heard that from my name sake HH.
What work as lungu done because even in his private life he failed to work,this is surely cheapening leadership.If its true he has worked for the first time in his life then those who have already achieved in their private lives will achieve even more.Let those with ears hear.
its not tribalism but there just stating a fact, Lungu must stay in office for continuity and stability and furthermore he shud stay bcoz we all can testify to their work which if the previous govt had done THE PF wud have focused on the so called failed economy but ninshi mulala namulya nokunwa mulanwa and throw big parties….am sure the nxt 5yrs will be a conbination of economic development thru diversification and esp in agriculture….#ONEZAMBIA#ONENATION#ONEPEOPLE……#ECL
You forgot ONE CONVICTED EMBEZZLER LEADER???
Well,that is their choice.This is a democracy!If wishes were horses PF will win with 90%. That is the beauty of democracy.Some will vote for Trump others for Clinton!In the end “wina azalila!!!!”
I DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE IMPLYING THAT DEMOCRACY IS BLIND. IF THAT’S THE CASE THEN MPEZENI IS RIGHT TO URGE BLIND ZAMBIANS TO ACQUIRE SIGHT AIDS TO BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT PF HAS DONE REGARDLESS OF WHO VOTED FOR THEM. AND AS HE IMPLICITLY SAID- DON’T FIXT IT IF IT ISN’T BROKE.
wina azalila…VIVA HH 2016
But ECL requires constant servicing in order for him to function at 50% of normal rate.
YES. SERVICING WITH JAMERSON………LOL!!!
It is your choice sir. But it would be wiser to keep it to yourself than to parade yourself like a cadre.
WHEN CHIEFS SPEAKS LIKE THIS AND TO ME WHAT DOES IT MEAN? ALL THESE ARE NOW TAKING SIDES IN POLITICS. IF I SAY I INDORSE HH, THEN I WILL BE LEVELLED AS A TRIBALIST BUT WHEN CHIEFS ARE BUSSY INDORSING PF EVEN THE SO CALLED USELESS TIMES WILL PUBLICLY SAY ITS FINE.
MUPEZENI IS NOT WISE. I RESPECT GAWA FOR ALL AND NOT USELESS MPEZENI. YOU SHALL ALL DIE WITH YOUR BP WHEN HH COMES INTO POWER. I LOVE MY CHIEF MWATA KAZEMBE, GAWA AND MUKUNI AMONG OTHERS WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN SIDES.
If you say under5 won win, they will say you are tribal. Are you a cow dung mapatizya, nega nega sir?
THERE WE ARE AGAIN. THIS WAKO NI WAKO NONSENSE IS BACK AGAIN. THE COUNTRY IS NOT STABLE SO THERE IS NO STABILITY TO TALK ABOUT. THIS HIV INFECTED MPEZENI IS A DISGRACE
Did you say the same ( wako no wako ) when our good chief supported MCS MHSRIP? chakunyokola chabe mambala
Which chief supported MCS that kakachasu chief supported wa chimpuno chikulu,stop lying you are desparate for tribalism to help you win that’s the problem with lack of performance.If you had truly worked your works would have spoken for you.
Why should we all vote for Edgar Lungu?Because of wako ni wako?
Because he is a Christian not the freemanson hh muchende wachi Tonga
Christian or Antichrist, Embezzler, Liar and Murderer?
These two chiefs are not only dull but dangerously dull. Who told them that new vehicles can not brake down. A new vehicle can have a factory defect. eg. Lungu. There4 he needs constant servicing to a point were he has to be replaced.
That’s because he has owned a million new cars and you Haven’t sir
And what happens when the one you are endorsing today lose the elections.
Why take sides..! A chief is supposed to be neutral.
I think we should start taking these leaders to leadership courses Mwee..!
@11 WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS BEEN HAPPENING TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE WHO HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VOTING FOR THE FAILING HH AND UPND?
Please try to respect the fact that this is not a competition between you and tongas,we the non aligned are now able to see the true tribalists and shall deny you our vote.
This ka stupid chief no wonder has has AIDS. Ati amu na ngao ngao but unable to sire own child. Castrated little *****. Even the girl he calls daughter was sired by another man
Guka. How do know you are not a positive lunatic also?
Madoda.Ngati Madoda yalabila chufanika nikuvwishisha novichita vala voyolabila.i hope my cousins from the east will do like us in the north giving ECL and PF 100% support.Epashili pakuleka mbuya.
Well said ba Mpenzeni and chanje!!even mwine Lubemba Chitimukulu has told us bembas to vote for PF for development to continue in Zambia.thats why he as even allowed his brother Mr Sosala to join president Edgar Lungu campaign team in bembaland to show all dreamers that Chitimukulu is very behind PF!!upnd leaders ran away from eastern province after attracting very small crowds at their rallies in the province.zwd failed to show hh’s rallies in eastern because as they were too small!!BOLA NAIKOSA BA UPND!!DUNUNA REVERSE!!GO PF GO!!
If you are truly Bemba then you must remember the unforgiven sin PF through the dead thug sata and luo committed in Bembaland by shitt!ng all over Bembaland no kushindila pali Chitimukulu. Have you already forgotten? Uli muBemba wakwi with a short memory like that?
Chiefs getting partizan. Iwe mbuya yo job is to counsel and not influence in a particular direction least people think you have been corrupted with a brown envelop. Your are behaving just like the overzealous christian for lungu and not for Christ.
I am copying and pasting the way the Southerners vote. I have learnt there is nothing wrong with wako ni wako. Thanks Southerners my vote is on wakwasu.
Don’t use southerners to justify your tribalism,southerners have always been objective,if they were as power hungry as you are they would have produced the first president cause they led the indipedence struggle thru the leadership of nkumbula.MCS got more votes in choma alone than HH in northern and luapula put together.HH did not blame it on tribalism but assumed his campaign may not have been as effective as that for the others,but for you wherever you lose its tribalism.If you don’t want to respect the opinions of others and feel you can intimidate them to support you, we are headed for trouble.Unless you change and respect other citizens Zambia will remain divided and wont see real development other that on TV by pipo who are employed to talk development.
Follow your Chiefs’ advice guys!
Zambians have been doing so for centuries.
They speak WISE WORDS
During the colonial era, the Copperbelt Mines used to host Chief Chitumukulu for two weeks. Give him a bicycle, wheelbarrow and a few blankets. As he met his subjects, working for the mines, he encouraged them to work hard. That way, the mines made immense profits and took it abroad!
How do you think a thief will stop you from suffering as you call it , you are just confused you think a thief can be your saviour far from the fact.
How do you trust your adversary any one sent by the devil is also Satan.
Satan keeps people in prison of bondage is that what you want!
Ten Billion Dollars of Bondage?
That ka chief is demented, nothing of value comes out of his mouth. I pity the people he rules over.
Unfortunately YOU may not live long enough to finish his term. Look at YOU. What happened to your face and body? Ba Mangani, back to PF?
Mangani is very unstable. he has gone to a loosing side
In a few weeks time, we are voting for HH. So what ís Mupezeni and his fellow Tribalist do?
Tongas own bitter medicine….
Is that the drunkard Mvunga by his side? It he is I rest my case.
….this is just a govt propaganda machinery at work….I know Mpezeni would not pronounce such..just like Chitimukulu or Lewanika..with the post out of the way, no print media would come up with the counter reaction…all it will need is for Muvi TV to confront Mpezeni with their cameras we shall get a different story…’I never ever said that’….
A true sense of WAKONIWAKO or is it who pays for the most. This is loss of respect for the inheritance. Take counsel from BaChitmukulu, Mwatakazembe, Litunga (Parents indeed of their chiefdoms). And when HH wins what are u going to say to your people. As an elder with advisers seriously this is loosing it.
These two chiefs are well known Vuvuzelas of Lungu and PF. So there is nothing new here. From Christians for Lungu we now have Chiefs for Lungu. All thoroughly bribed and singing for their super.
For more than one week now, ZNBC has been carrying out programmes to sensitize people on elections and especially on avoiding violence. The church stressed the need for the church and Chiefs to be non-partisan in their pronouncements because they look after everybody regardless of their political affiliations. Clearly, the message of ECZ and the churches has fallen on deaf ears as far as this chief is concerned.
This is a case of staking it all. Like mu njuga…kubbeja zonse!! It’s either 100% win or complete, total, humiliating loss!!
Kaya….let the dice roll !!!!
When will this ka Mpezeni Guy die kanshi. We Ngonis want him dead because he is an imbarassement.
DUNUNA REVERSE simply means repeating the same thing over and over! Come 11 August, we are going to KOLOPA them again and again! It’s DUNUNA REVERSE! Only that this time it will be more like a land slide victory. No excuses..Tatulefwaya ati balicita rig ama elections!
some chiefs are fools.
But also Chief Mukuni of Livingstone had endorsed &supports the Supreme Leader HH of the UPND… So the simultaneous equation has balanced…
I READ ONE COMMENT WHICH SAID, “NO NEED TO CHANGE NEW CAR FOR AN OLD ONE”. I GUESS THIS MEANS LUNGU IS NEW AND HH IS OLD. MY TAKE ON THIS WOULD BE, IF ANYONE WANTS TO COMPARE HH AND LUNGU, THEN IT SHOULD BE ON AN EQUAL PLATFORM SUCH AS, HOW MANY JOBS DID EACH ONE OF THEM CREATE FOR ZAMBIANS BEFORE GOING TO PLOT ONE? OF THEY TWO, WHO IS MORE SUCCESSFUL ON MERIT? ACADEMICALLY, INTELLECTUALLY, MORALLY ETC. THAT WAY U WILL HAVE A BETTER ANSWER. IF ONLY WE CAN REMOVE MEDIOCRITY IN OUR REASONING, WE CAN CHOOSE A GOOD LEADER FOR THE COUNTRY
This is Panji Kaunda’s works now showing results.
Mpezeni the paramount chief everyone is subjected to him not like in southern the only province with no paramount chief reason why they are not ready to rule. Before you have a president from southern first have a paramount chief to show leadership……
Paramount chief, what a disappointment, you will never grow.
If a chief from Southern province or simply a UPND cadre said these things the nation would have risen to fight HH but now that it is Mpezeni, the paramount tribalist you are supporting him. easterners have been very tribal people since before independence. that is how they killed Kapwepwe via Kaunda. they are very good at using other tribes and abandon them. easterners don’t like Bembas but they have deceived us to believe that they are our cousins and we are on one page. To hell with tribal chiefs.
Coming from a paramount chief….this partisan statement does not sound wise. His counterpart, chief Chitimukulu, has been calling for chiefs to be sober, neutral unifiers of their subjects during this election period. We are meant to be wise men form the East. Apologies….our vote will correct this unfortunate statement.
Tribalism has been unleashed by East and Northern people’s and no one dare point a figure when stu****p chiefs talk like this!
If these people are left to continue legitimatizing their tribal card like this and the rest of this country watches, then we are done.
It is war let it start…………………
HANK YOU BISHOP CHIHANA FOR PUMPING SENSE INTO THE THE EMPTY HEAD OF THIS USELESS TRADITIONAL LEADER CALLED CHIEF MPENZENI. INFACT MPENZENI AND LUNGU ARE BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHERS BECAUSE BOTH QUACKS ARE HIGHLY CORRUPT, SELFISH AND THIEVES. WHAT THEN DO YOU EXPECT TO COME OUT FROM MPEZENI’S MOUTH! MPEZENI KNOWS IT VERY WELL THAT MAJORITY OF HIS SUBJECTS ARE SUFFERING WITH SERIOUS POVERTY UNDER LUNGU’S LEADERSHIP.
Ifipuba fibili ati imfumu
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