SONTA..President Lungu at the Rally in Mumbwa on Sunday
SONTA..President Lungu at the Rally in Mumbwa on Sunday
President Edgar Lungu says he will not risk the lives of Zambians at the expense of the remaining in political office.

President Lungu says he is not desperate to remain in power because it is God who appointed him to be President. The Head of State says it is sad that some opposition political parties want to use violence to get into power.

President Lungu says it is unfortunate that some lives have been lost in the process while others have been injured due to electoral violence. He said Police have intensified their presence and will ensure that persons perpetrating violence are brought to book regardless of their political affiliation.

President Lungu was speaking when he addressed a rally in Mumbwa district this afternoon. President Lungu said he is aware that some UPND cadres dressed in PF regalia are causing confusion through a scheme dubbed watermelon operation formula. He said the Inspector General of Police has assured him that the Police command will ensure that peace and order is maintained.

And First lady Esther Lungu who accompanied President Lungu has urged Zambians to remain peaceful because Zambia is a Christian nation. Mrs Lungu says Zambians have a duty to remain united and love another despite political affiliation, tribal or colour. She said the PF stands for peace and will continue to be peaceful, before, during the and after the elections. Mrs Lungu said it is important for every Zambian to uphold the one Zambia one nation motto. She has also urged Mumbwa residents to turn up in numbers and support the PF for continued development.

And PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri says the recent turn out of people at rallies is a clear sign that the PF has the support of Zambians ahead of the August 11 elections. Mrs Phiri said the PF party has demonstrated that it can promote the unity and love in the country.

And PF Katuba parliamentary candidate Jonas Shakafuswa urged the people of Mumbwa to turn up in numbers and vote for the PF .

Mr Shakafuswa said he left the UPND to join the PF because of the good leadership and humility of President Lungu.

And member of the PF central committee Paul Moonga has urged the people of Mumbwa district not to vote on tribal lines.

President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu in Mumbwa during the Meeting with Chiefs - Picture  by Eddie Mwanaleza
President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu in Mumbwa during the Meeting with Chiefs – Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza
President  Edgar Lungu with First Lady Madam Esther Lungu  Meeting Chiefs From Mumbwa, Kaindu(left) , Moono and Senior Chief Shakumbila
President Edgar Lungu with First Lady Madam Esther Lungu Meeting Chiefs From Mumbwa, Kaindu(left) , Moono and Senior Chief Shakumbila
President Edgar Lungu arrive at the Rally in Mumbwa on Sunday
President Edgar Lungu arrive at the Rally in Mumbwa on Sunday
President Lungu at the Rally in Mumbwa on Sunday
President Lungu at the Rally in Mumbwa on Sunday
President Lungu and First Lady Esther Lungu addresses a rally in Mumbwa on Sunday, July 30,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu and First Lady Esther Lungu addresses a rally in Mumbwa on Sunday, July 30,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu and First Lady Esther Lungu addresses a rally in Mumbwa on Sunday, July 30,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu and First Lady Esther Lungu addresses a rally in Mumbwa on Sunday, July 30,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu and First Lady Esther Lungu addresses a rally in Mumbwa on Sunday, July 30,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu and First Lady Esther Lungu addresses a rally in Mumbwa on Sunday, July 30,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu arrive at the Rally in Mumbwa on Sunday
President Edgar Lungu arrive at the Rally in Mumbwa on Sunday
President Edgar Lungu in Mumbwa at Independence Square  Rally on Sunday- Picture Eddie Mwanaleza 31-07-2016
President Edgar Lungu in Mumbwa at Independence Square Rally on Sunday- Picture Eddie Mwanaleza 31-07-2016
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    • Even me I have laughed. Actions speak louder than words – YOU ARE DESPERATE AND EVERYONE KNOWS. PLEASE JUST BEGIN TO PACK AND LEAVE THE COUNTRY TO THOSE THAT CAN GOVERN AND BRING PROSPERITY.

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    • A Bible in one hand and a gun in the other. This is the Lungu we know. It is done and we shall be not be cheated anymore. His persecution of UPND members makes me think they are a good force to reckon with. My vote goes to HH this year

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    • On the issue of highly regulated air traffic permits, we patriotic citizens applaud ZAF, all Zambian Defense and security wings for a splendid job they are doing in keeping Zambia secured. They are being vigilant and upto the task of preserving national security at the time when more than enough hype for mayhem has been recklessly sung. Those who dream to abuse our airspace by preparing for their wishful insurrection, can only be assured that they are bound to take on selfless patriots who value sustainable peace. Good luck!

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    • Of course, it is also God who has enabled you to get rich in record time! He answers your prayers, why don’t you and madam pray that all Zambians become rich in the same record time you did?

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    • @Ndobo, wait and see Bana Dalitso dancing Dununa, you will wonder whose wife she is.
      To me I don’t feel any sympathy towards that couple. They had too good time. And Edgar says he will not fight tooth and nails?

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    • LUNGU, your time is up, we are now talking of hours and not days, by the way 11 days exactly is the time remaining between Zambia getting back to normal and the craziness introduced by poor, vision-less pf policies.

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    • I am on a visit to Zambia. What I have seen is shocking to say the least. Here in Lusaka all the UPND campaign posters have been torn down. The PF supporters are putting up campaign posters everywhere, anywhere. They don’t care about the owners of the adverts on the walls where they are placing their posters. I witnessed a group of PF supporters dressed like suicide bombers(covered head and face) putting up campaign posters in Matero East. People are living in fear. I have not seen a single person wearing a UPND t- shirt. The only place I have seen a UPND poster is in woodlands, somewhere behind Pick and Pay where very few people pass. This whole campaign is a sham. It is worse than the UNIP days. At least those days we used to see the FROG that Kaunda used to stand against, advertised…

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    • TRUTH IS, LUNGU HAS LOST GROUND, PEOPLE ARE FED UP OF HIS LIES AND HIS EVIL DEEDS OF KILLING THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE ON THE BASIS OF POLITICS, THE FIRST EVER ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT TO INTRODUCE POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS AFTER INDEPENDENCE. ZAMBIANS HAVE REJECTED LUNGU BECAUSE GOD HAS REJECTED HIM. WE WANT HH AND HIS UPND TEAM TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY TO HIGHER GROUNDS, TO PROSPERITY, TO UNITY, TO LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. LUNGU HAS DIVIDED OUR COUNTRY. LUNGU HAS PREACHED TRIBALISM AND HATE. LUNGU IS DESPERATE FOR POWER.NEXT WEEK THURSDAY, LET US ALL VOTE FOR CHANGE. VOTE FOR HH AND THE UPND TEAM.

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    • Ati PF will rig!! when the writing is on the walls of UPND so call strong holds! Mukose ba Up and Down

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  1. We are winning Mr President. Your vote from us is assured.

    Is this Mumbwa?

    Never before has Mumbwa shown so much love for a sitting president. Let us continue preaching peace Your Excellency. These are our people. You are the Father of the Nation. (HH) is the Under-5 child of the nation.

    Meanwhile Kaponya (HH) is desperate to enter State House. Just look at his desperate moves. Today he has finally condemned violence when it’s too late.

    And UPND cadres think Kaponya (HH) will put food in their mouth and wipe their feaces from their annus. Hopeless F0OLS

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    • Just contradicting between Kambwili and Lungu.
      Kambwili is preaching on copperbelt to fight for rights, Edgar is on another side, bwafya. Confusion in PF.

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    • Look to the opposite of whatever Chakolwa says. This just confirms that he is desperate and he will kill and main Zambians just to remain in State House. Chakolwa is a fascist mass murderer and a thief who stole K23m in one year of being President.

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  2. You may say that but your actions are different. Shutting dissident newspapers, arresting opponents, denying opposition party permits, cancellation of flight clearance, funding violence, marketeers, kaponyas and of course abuse of public resources by ministers!
    No you are not desperate?

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    • WHAT S UP WITH THE PRESIDENT, ONE MEETING HE IS SAYING HE WILL NOT HAND OVER POWER AND ELSWHERE HE REFUTES HIS WORDS AND SAYS HE WILL HAND OVER? HOW CAN ANY NORMAL PERSON TAKE THIS MAN SERIOUSLY?

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  3. How can you win when you keep insulting Tongas .Who are these people in mumbwa if they are not Tongas.

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    • Number is Ilas, partly Lenje, some Lima people (if I am not mistaken,) and a sprinkling of other tribes. But the majority is Ila, and definitely NOT Tonga! I have lived in Mumbwa before and this is what I know about that area. I stand corrected!

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  4. Who has been violent and beating to death UPND members in Lusaka adorning their party regalia?

    Who ascended to the PF violence under the command of Nsanda cadres violence?

    Who burnt Miles Sampa taxis?

    Who claimed PF is powerful and can beat up ba UPND?

    Who has allocated “plots” on Lusaka cbd roads to cadres to snuff out opposition political campaigns?

    Who has not condemned the killing of UPND cadres in Lusaka?

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  5. That’s called the false humilty card. We must remember this is the same gentleman who once said he has no Presidential ambitions now what in the world is he doing campaigning at JK musical shows accross the beautiful republic. If he truly doesn’t want the job he should have graciously resigned and let someone who wants the job and has a plan to take the reigns. As a poster child for the Sata funeral he told us he would continue the Sata programs. Well, Sata’s term is over can you vacate the seat now please? ECL is a luxury that our country can not afford anymore. We need a president with a message of hope, a plan for our republic, and personal character. ECL is not the right man for the job. Zambia we can do better!!!

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  6. ECL is loved by all Zambians.in 2015,he was not known.but now he is known and loved by many voters.what my eyes have seen on znbc tv is shocking.the turn out in Mumbwa today was amazing.tiday’s PF rally was mammoth!!HH must be sweating wherever he is after seeing what ECL attracted in his strongholds-Mumbwa because HH cannot attract such a huge crowd in PF stronghold.late Michael Sata’s development projects across Zambia have made ECL’s 2016 campaigns very easy!!I SIMPLY CANT SEE THE OPPOSITION DEFEATING SUCH A POPULAR PARTY LIKE PF AFTER 1 FIVE YEAR TERM IN OFFICE-ITS IMPOSSIBLE!!GO PF GO AND CONTINUE DEVELOPING MOTHER ZAMBIA!!

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    • Don’t say ‘by all Zambians’ Eddy, I hate him like hell! Why do you include me? The last time I checked I was Zambian, please correct me if I am wrong?

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    • i and many like me do not love E C L HOW CAN ANY NORMAL PERSON LOVE SOMEONE THAT IS THE CAUSE OF VIOLENCE AND SHOOTING OF THE VERY PEOPLE HE SWORE TO PROTECT, KEEP LOVING HIM WHILST HE CAN STILL GIVE YOU MONEY WE HATE HIS NAME EVEN.

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  7. Am watching ZNBC main news and so far its its President Lungu, First Lady Esther Lungu, PF ..Edgar Lungu, First Lady, PF ..for over 40 mins. If one was a foreign they would think Zambia is only inhabited by Edger Lungu, First Lady and PF.

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    • BA Ngolwa! News ni muvi tv only, for ZNBC news Papa ni political advert chabe. It’s sad..!

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  8. As usual no vision. U want people to vote for u but what are u offering for the next 5yrs? The statements are contradictory. One day he says the Opposition parties must be sorted out and another day “HH will be arrested if he refuses to accept rigged election results” and he is saying something opposite. Clearly ECL and PF are losing this election becoz they cannot defend their poor record in office. On 4th August we are waiting anxiously to hear what Lungu is going to say at the Presidential Debates. As usual Chakolwa will dodge the debate. He can’t provide solutions to the Zambian broken economy.Always running away from real issues.

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    • They are busing people from accross the country to go watch jk dance and then ECL probably drunk stands up to ask for votes from the same people rally after rally. Then they take pictures for the optics to show popularity that doesnt exist. Not even Chiluba the ultimate popular democrat since the founding of the republic had such crowds. What about this political nonentity with no plan for country, nothing to say, and no political savvy. What would be pulling such crowds to these rallies? They are paid cross country cadres.. a waste of public resources. Zambia we can do better!!!

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    • BA MWEENE, I DONT KNOW YOUR LEVEL OF EDUCATION. WHEN DID ECL SAY THAT HH WILL BE ARRESTED IF HE RRFUSES TO ACCEPT “RIGGED” RESULTS? THE PF MANIFESTO CLEARLY ITEMS WHAT AND HOW THE PF WILL DO FOR THIS COUNTRY. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO READ PLEASE READ IT. FOR ME AND THOSE PEOPLE ATTENDING ECLs RALLY IN MUMBWA WE ARE HAPPY WITH ECL AND WE WILL VOTE FOR HIM.

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  9. WHAT A HYPOCRITE WE HAVE AS PRESIDENT. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. YOU ARE DESPERATE BECAUSE AFTER YOU LEAVE THE NEXT PLACE WILL BE COURT WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF JAIL TIME. PLEASE LEAVE ZAMBIA AND ZAMBIANS IN PEACE THE SAME WAY YOU FOUND IT.

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    • @10.1

      STOLEN K23 MILLION OF ZAMBIANS MONEY!

      And how much more that he has not told us about?

      This thief deserves a long time in jail.

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  10. Yes yo excellence, we agree, u r not desperate – but we the pipo r with u. So its continue! And continue to sonta!!!

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  11. Ba mweene kanshi what vision do you want. If MCS’s vision was bad ECL would’nt have followed suit. We are able to see what pf has done in our beautiful country and it is for this reason that we are voting PF. Looking at your 10 point plan it is laughable because it is an extract of the pf manifesto which most of is in the pipeline. Tamukwete ifyakukanda fye.

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  12. Thank you Edgar for displaying such magnanimity which i haven’t seen in all the power hungry opposition

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  13. “…he is not desperate to remain in power because it is God who appointed him to be President.” Not even the Pope says he is appointed by God. Not even Putin, not even Netanyahu, Obama, and the list goes on, but our President is appointed by God, laughable.
    “…it is sad that some opposition political parties want to use violence to get into power.” No Mr.President, you have a hand in the violence going on, for example, you have not condemned violence as Zambian a president but keep on blaming opposition. You have said you are only going to develop areas that vote for you, that is divisive, and something not expected to come from a Zambian President. Please, don`t blame opposition, accept YOUR responsibility as well. You have not done enough to prevent violence, instead used every…

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    • You have not done enough to prevent violence, instead used every opportunity to win political points by implicating opposition

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  14. this man need to articulate his plan and stop hiding behind the rhetoric of violence because he is the instigator. He is as mediocre as they come

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  15. That first picture you can tell they have been drinking again, like when they emerged from the weeks-long drinking session of Sata’s funeral to be “anointed”. Stress cannot hide, it must be uncomfortable to think you are about to be an historical anomaly who handed power to UPND through total incompetence and delusional mind

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  16. Edgar Lungu is just pandering to the semi literate voters.Careeer politicians like Lungu & Co never have the best interests of Zambia at heart,its more about the big perks,the cash and the prestige of high office.

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  17. That’s Lazy Bum Edgar for you ..nothing in the article above worth reading, just speed read through…this bum has power to stop this but simply doesn’t know how to lead!!

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  18. Imwe naiwe ba UPND, please we know who the failure is on political scene in Zambia, it’s HH! How many MPS did he inherite from Mazoka and how many are left today? How many MPs did PF have on inception and are there not the majority today?
    So when you talk with hate and envy, remember you can’t delete history. Your man, HH, is a total failure and his stolen money from privatisation won’t make him a hero to Zambians either. On 11 August we will deliver his verdict, JEJECTED AGAIN BY ZAMBIANS!

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  19. ITS LIKE THE SAME PEOPLE KEEP POSTING COMMENTS ON EVERY ITEM. IN THE END THEIR OPINIONS MEAN NOTHING. I WOULD RATHER BELIEVE THE CROWDS ATTENDING ECLs RALLIES THAN LISTEN TO THE BLAH…BLAH…BLAH..BLAH. POLITICS IS THE GAME OF NUMBERS. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE 10 DAYS TO GO.

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  20. @1.8 Wise one, see my reference on road construction costs under “Police IG …”

    Tell Spaka too, he seems to have grown cold feet after my research and expose’.

    On 11th August we are giving HH a retrenchment package, you are invited to attend the ceremony at Namwala district hospital.

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  21. This man is a leader in the making. Your votes are secure country-wide. We share deliver you to red brick. You are the chosen one. It’s funny how people like HH can’t just make it to the presidency. He us no presidential material. Even in America, some people just can’t rule. Viva ECL. 10 day to go on my watch.

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  22. This man is a leader in the making. Your votes are secure country-wide. We shall deliver you to red brick aka Plot 1. You are the chosen one. It’s funny how people like HH can’t just make it to the presidency. He us no presidential material. Even in America, some people just can’t rule. Viva ECL. 10 day to go on my watch.

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  23. President Lungu’s cadres strangles to hide the truth in Mwinilunga
    This evening the PF cadres were trying to refute the facts that their thugs have come in Mwinilunga to intimidate and cause violence despite evidence of the matter. They are going round announcing that it is a fake story. Meanwhile it is reported that the police have transferred the thugs that were picked to Solwezi. We are sure they will be released there or they are already released. It will be difficult for the people to believe that the PF party is a peace making party as they claim. They are like a man calling a dog with a stick in the hand. Surely even the dog knows that action speaks louder than words. If a dog can sense danger what more with a man who reasons, do the PF cadres think other people can’t read between…

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  24. There will be no chaos after the elections, just massive countrywide celebrations with all bars in Zambia running out of stock.
    Chaos? Since when did HH carry out any of his many threats so far? The guy cannot stomach prison, he relies on GBM for that but this time GBM will read the writing on the wall. As a former Defence Minister he will know the personal consequences of daring the winning party.

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  25. Ba Chisenga naba Eddy you are behind work up to the reality if you are old people then it won’t worry me but if you are youths just like me the I don’t really understand what your integrity stands for? please go back to school and have some understanding don’t just keep on singing dununa reverse when our Country is supposed to progress with Great leaders who have made it in life not leaders who come with poverty and steal money for the poor within one year they are called millionairs and the you are with your ignorance ati dununa reverse Shame on you. you don’t even think about the fate of your children and the young people of our republic shame on you.

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    • Made it in life by making others poorer. Just go and began from them. Leadership is for nationalists who think about others when conducting thèmselves

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  26. Tripling our inflation in one year and multiplying your wealth. Pathetic violent despot. The reality is dawning on him now. Zambia has gained NOTHING from his leadership.

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  27. Zambians have lost confidence in ECL if ever they had that in him . He is just such a dishonest person that we cannot entrust the Affairs of this country to him. He has just got to go at our prescribed method – democratic means. He can keep his pangas somewhere. GO GO OUT ECL.

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  28. I spoke with Canisius Banda on phone to hear his views on the prevailing political affairs in our country. He told me that UPND has at least penetrated in PF strong holds though he feared, his party will not win the presidential position but will definitely make a difference in parliamentaries. He further said he will join PF in August as soon as Chagwa is declared the president.

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  29. TRUTH IS, LUNGU HAS LOST GROUND, PEOPLE ARE FED UP OF HIS LIES AND HIS EVIL DEEDS OF KILLING THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE ON THE BASIS OF POLITICS, THE FIRST EVER ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT TO INTRODUCE POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS AFTER INDEPENDENCE. ZAMBIANS HAVE REJECTED LUNGU BECAUSE GOD HAS REJECTED HIM. WE WANT HH AND HIS UPND TEAM TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY TO HIGHER GROUNDS, TO PROSPERITY, TO UNITY, TO LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. LUNGU HAS DIVIDED OUR COUNTRY. LUNGU HAS PREACHED TRIBALISM AND HATE. LUNGU IS DESPERATE FOR POWER.NEXT WEEK THURSDAY, LET US ALL VOTE FOR CHANGE. VOTE FOR HH AND THE UPND TEAM.

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  30. SO, WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE TO THE ELECTORATES?………..NOT DESPARATE FOR POWER? NO MR. PRESIDENT, THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU ARE GOING TO TURN THE ECONOMY AROUND AND ALLEVIATE POVERTY.

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  31. With ten days to go, the honest way to assess yourself and avoid unnecessary anguish or chaos is to ask yourself what your message has been, has it been consistent, has it been full of desperate lies, has the world economy impacted on Zambia, was loadshedding due to defective machines or low water levels, do rainfall and drought really have an impact on power generation, if you say tgat Zambia heavily indebted can you really lower the price of mealie meal and give free education, where would you get the miney to do so, would you borrow some more, would lenders agree to lend you more, is it true that Zambia has seen unprecedented infrastructure development as in Sontapo, have you always believed and practised One Zambia One Nation or you just used it in the last few weeks of your campaign,…

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  32. ……have you always believed and practised One Zambia One Nation or you just used it in the last few weeks of your campaign, have you believed in Christian values or you just changed and started claiming to be Christian in the last few weeks, have you always believed in your campaign message or is it just for campaign purposes, was your choice of running mate correct and do you think that if you died he would be the correct person to lead your party, are you being honest to claim that your opponents will rig the elections, do you think that the diplomats were impressed with feeding them caviar and prawns in the midst of what you call poverty, are the majority of people impressed with your support for the Post nilot to.pay taxes like every other citizen does, do you really love Mmembe…

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  33. …..
    do you really love Mmembe or its a marriage of convenience, is Anglo American coming back to give our miners their jobs back?

    Finally, do you believe that Zambians are gullible and believe your lies throughout this campaign???

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  34. THIS man is a joker. one day he says am desperate next i will crush them. we all know he has stolen millions of dollars thats why he shall be aressted. can anyone of your PF cardes just answer a simple question. how did lungu make k190 million in 1 year, his wifw k49 million and daughter k20 million. if you give me an answer i will vote for him coz then he is the best businessman in the world

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  35. Has someone told Lungu that people wear braces even in old age to correct even the most cantankerous of dental formulas? It’s shameful that Sata’s teeth were dark yellow like an actment right out of Thriller and his predecessor should have teeth all over the mouth like a descendant of the “abena Ng’wena” or indeed Crocodylinae Niloticus clan! I hear that scratch you saw last week on the “bokossi” of kany.o kamo ka Mumbi Phiri was from the “Chagwanic” Crocodylinae vicious love bite!

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  36. I hate insults. Two wrongs never make any right. Remember that you are not the only one on this media. Yes, arguments, positive criticisms etc help us readers to think and make decisions on response we can give thereafter. This media is not for destruction nor is it for name calling and campaign for felony. You will reap what you sow.

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  37. Ba chisenga mulebelenga he said he will arrest hh when he was in mpulungu or in northern province two weeks ago.

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  38. the zambiaian intelligence cautioned chagwa against changing the army command at this stage when erections are due that why he has softened;these men in combat are bad they can bundle a president in a bag to induce discipline

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  39. It’s done children. Stop tripping over each other’s foul mouths. The words have been spoken, actions done and promises made. Zambia is in safe hands. When this hype and excitement is over, we shall still be one Zambia.

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  40. Just Hand over Power smoothly you are loosing, before the Soldiers takes over and gun you down. you *****. Don’t play with us okay.

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