President Lungu during the Thanks Giving rally at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday, August 16,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu during the Thanks Giving rally at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday, August 16,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu has said that the 252 votes he got from Dundumwezi constituency helped him get to the 50% +1 mark. Dundumwezi constituency in Kalomo District, with a voter turn out of 79% gave President Lungu 252 votes and his main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, 30 810 votes.

Speaking when he thanked PF supporters for ensuring victory in the just ended polls at Woodlands stadium yesterday afternoon, Mr Lungu said the country was one and that he wouldn’t have reached the required 50%+1 without the votes from Dundumwezi and said that his party, Patriotic Front (PF) has a responsibility to show unity even in areas which rejected them and ensure that the country remains united.

“We have a duty to unite this country and I will do it myself! We have a responsibility to show the people on the areas where we didn’t win that we are One Zambia, One Nation. If I didn’t get those 252 votes in Dundumwezi, I wouldn’t have gotten 50% + 1

“I have to go to Southern province, Western province and North-western province because of the job you have given me of One Zambia, One Nation”

The President said there is no need for bitterness and neither is their need for gloating because what is important now is to unite the country in order to create an environment fertile for development across the nation, even in areas that did not vote PF.

If I didn’t get those 252 votes in Dundumwezi, I wouldn’t have gotten 50% + 1

“When there’s extreme bitterness and extreme happiness you create a poison. I want us to continue living under the doctrine of One Zambia One nation regardless of how we voted in the last election. I want to reach out to the people in Western Province, North Western and Southern Province, find out why they did not vote for us so that we can do better in next polls,” President Lungu said.

There were chants of “peace” and “Lungu throughout the hour long address where the President also asked Zambians to remain calm and wait for the inauguration which he said maybe delayed due to a court action taken out by the opposition.

The court action means President Lungu may not be sworn in until after two weeks from the time the action is taken.

The opposition according to Lungu are seeking court action to challenge the poll result that has already been hailed as free and fair by major international observer missions and the church in Zambia.

“I have to go to Southern province, Western province and North-western province because of the job you have given me of One Zambia, One Nation”

President Lungu said, “This meeting was to thank you and let you know we will deliver what we promised. The Zambian people expect a lot. There will be no time for honeymoon. We have a duty to show that we can deliver what we promised. We must not punish those that didn’t vote for us. No single vote is bigger than the other.”

He gave an example of the late President Michael Sata whom after losing the 2008 widely disputed poll asked Zambians to lay down arms instead of supporting the anarchy.

“Mr Sata, when we lost in 2008, said: Stop it!! You, Edgar, you are a lawyer, if this country goes on fire, you an easily go to Tanzania and practice your law, but where will the ordinary people go? Mr. Sata said: if you are not a forgiving leader, how are you going to lead the people!” He said.

President Lungu said the losing candidates have a choice to either go to court, concede defeat and start working towards 2021 polls.

“I am in charge do not let anyone deceive you. Peace and unity and reconciliation is very important. I thank you very much for having shown confidence in me and the PF, ” President Lungu said.

Mr Lungu also said there is need to ensure women and youths are incorporated in the governance of the country.

“We need to have enough women and youths in our governance to reflect the very people who we are.Allow me retreat to form a proper Cabinet.I am asking for your patience, peace and understanding as we await the outcome of the court.”President Lungu during the Thanks Giving rally at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday, August 16,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

Vice-President Inonge Wina (l) listens to PF Campaign manager Samuel Mukupa on arrival at Woodlands Stadium for the Thanks Giving and Unity Rally in Lusaka on Tuesday, August 16,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Vice-President Inonge Wina (l) listens to PF Campaign manager Samuel Mukupa on arrival at Woodlands Stadium for the Thanks Giving and Unity Rally in Lusaka on Tuesday, August 16,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
PF supporters during the National Thanks Giving and Unity Rally at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday, August 16,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
PF supporters during the National Thanks Giving and Unity Rally at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday, August 16,2016-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
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  1. So this 1diot HH wants to hurt all these people just to please him by going to court. Even the 252 people rejected him in him strong hold. To the court please throw out the injunction

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    • Interesting! Why did sata tell Edgar if war was to breakout Edgar lungu will run to Tanzania to practice law there? But why Tanzania, not Malawi or south Africa?? But Tanzania!!! Green party is recruiting new members! Contact me Green ndobo, lusaka times coordinator for green party

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    • Interesting the verification is coming from you instead of ECZ? Why has ECZ gone mute? If the results were in honest to your claims then all hail to you but if not? Alas you will have to rig the lies to burry the claimed votes. 6 people against 14 million? God is above all. Watch the space wina azalila.

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    • The ConCourt has but two options;
      – To order for a proper recount of all ballots without any interference from thugs
      – To nullify these election results based on the following:
      1. Biased public media coverage of the campaigns
      2. Violence caused by PF supporters/hooligans on opposition supports
      3. Last minute cancellations of Opposition rallies
      4. Lack of the G12 verification forms for Lusaka ballots
      5. Intimidation of opposition observers at polling stations
      6. Dispatching ballot boxes in the night without notifying the opposition observers
      7. The killing of Mapenzi by PF aligned Police
      8. Illegal occupation of offices by PF MP’s after Parliament was dissolved (This is big)
      9. Tribal sentiments by Kambwili and Mumbi during campaigns
      10. Ballots that were discovered…

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    • contd…
      10. Ballots that were discovered outside the ZAF chopper or offices
      11. The PF hacker that was found in the server room at Mulungushi totaling area
      12. Stolen votes in Kanyama belonging to UPND that were later corrected after Mrs Mwanawasa confronted the ECZ officers
      13. Biased ECZ from the printing of ballots under suspicious circumstances to the deliberate delay in releasing Lusaka results…etc., etc…

      In fact, all PF re-elected MP’s must be disqualified for illegal occupation of public office after Parliament was dissolved. They were also campaigning using Government resources during this time.

      PF, there is nothing to celebrate here just yet. Please wait for the outcome of the ConCourt Judgement. That’s my advise.

      Once the ConCourt Judgment is passed in…

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    • contd…
      Once the ConCourt Judgment is passed in your favour, we will congratulate you properly and then move on.

      To the Opposition supporters, please chill and wait for judgement from the ConCourt. Rioting and destroying property wont advance your grievances. Violence has never helped anybody anywhere. Let the Courts and the opposition leaders handle this. If you want to demonstrate, then let it be peaceful.

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    • We have taught the so called “Intellectuals” and “Rich kids” a lesson that we the Kaponyas and Poor kids are in numbers and we don’t need their intelligent and rich leaders to lead us.. We prefer a person with a humble background to lead us.Kateka ni Lungu.. Go hug a ZESCO transformer if you are too touched.. want a fellow poor man.. Kaili we are used to suffering according to them.. So what is their problem if we continue to suffer? Did we die from last year? We shall survive even if we eat grass and they eat Nshima with beef and chicken as their vegetable.. Am just shocked with the kind of mediocrity exhibited by The Rich Kids and Intellectuals.. They want to insult us and feel pity for us as if we have asked for their sympathy.. They should take a seat or a chill pill!

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    • All the past Republican presidents have had more than two names.
      1. Kenneth David Kaunda
      2. Fredrick Titus J. Chikuba
      3. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa
      4. Rupiah Bwezani Banda
      5.Michael Chilufya Sata
      6. Edgar chagwa Lungu.
      Therefore, HH has accepted that he cant win any elections with only two names so he has finally added a third name HDH
      Hakainde Dundumwenzi Hichilema

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    • How can Lungu expect to win in Dundumwezi if he has never visited the place even just during the campaign period? A person from this remote Kalomo rural area does not even know who Lungu is because they have been neglected!

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    • My president,this is why i gave you my vote,you are full of wisdom.Your love for everyone will unit Zambia….

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    • I THINK SOME OF YOU GUYS ARE SO NAIVE IN YOUR CHEAT POLITICKING. DO YOU THINK THE CONCOURT IS AS NAIVE AS YOU ARE PORTRAYING YOUR CHEAT UNDERSTAND IN PUBLIC? WHY DID YOU BEAT THE INNOCENT LADY IN NAMWALA LIKE A RAT ALL BECAUSE SHE EXPRESSED SUPPORT FOR PF? WHY DID YOU CHASE AWAY PF MONITORS IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE ALL BECAUSE YOU WERE IN MAJORITY? WHERE ELSE IN THE PF STRONGHOLDS WAS A UPND MONITOR CHASED? DONT YOU THINK THESE PF GUYS EXPRESSED MAJURITY AND CIVILIZATION WHEN THEY TOLERATED UPND MEMBERS AND MONITORS TO HAVE IT FREE? DOESN’T THE ACTIONS OF UPND SUPPORTERS SHOW THAT THEY ARE DISGRUNTLED THUGS FULL OF HATRED WHO CANNOT SAY THANK YOU TO THE GOVERNMENT THAT HAS DONE MUCH MORE THAN ANY GOVERNMENT HAS DONE IN THE RECENT PAST TO DEVELOP YOUR AREAS? BOTTOM ROAD, MONGU-KALABO ROAD,…

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    • VALID OBSERVATION FROM NAWAKWI:
      NAWAKWI DEMANDS FOR A RECOUNT IN SOUTHERN, WESTERN & NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCE
      “The voter-turn-out is artificial. If the recorded votes are true, people would have been on queues for days”
      Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) is expected to file a petition in the Constitutional Court.
      Her concerns are that the the reported results from Southern, Western and Northwestern Provinces are disputable.
      She holds that if the voter-turn-out was as reported, the areas would have seen up-to 3days of voting.
      She is also concerned that her votes were stolen and given to the United Party for National Development Leader Hakainde Hichilema.
      She is also appealing to the Court to compel the ECZ to recount to ascertain her assertions and put her fears to rest.

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    • THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT HAVE SUDDENLY FOUND THEMSELVES WITH A MONUMENTAL TASK!!
      IT IS MUCH BIGGER THAN THE TWO CASES THEY HAVE HAD TO HEAR SO FAR – & IT WILL ALSO ASK OF THEMSELVES OF WHETHER THEIR JUDGEMENTS WILL BE FOUND TO BE CONTRADICTORY!

      IT IS ONE THAT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY, BECAUSE IT WILL, ONCE & FOR ALL, CHANGE ZAMBIA IN A LOT OF ASPECTS, NOT JUST POLITICAL!!

      SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY REFERRED TO IT AS THE “STRESS TEST” FOR THIS “YOUNG” COURT – FOR CERTAIN, THIS SHALL BE SO!

      BUT WHY IS THIS SO??????

      THIS IS BECOZ WHAT THEY DECIDE, WILL LEGITIMIZE A SERIES OF PROCESSES!!

      THEIR JUDGEMENT WILL DO ONE OF TWO THINGS, LEGITIMIZE or REFUSE TO LEGITIMIZE THE FOLLOWING:

      1] GRAND CORRUPTION
      2] TRIBALISM
      3] GRAND ELECTORAL FRAUD
      4] TYRANNICAL GOVERNANCE
      5]…

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    • …….5] DISENFRANCHISE THE ELECTORATE on a GRAND SCALE
      6] MAKE DEMOCRACY IRRELEVANT & THE PROCESS POINTLESS AS IT IT’S CORE LIES PLURALITY!
      7] EVERYTHING WE RECOGNISE AS BAD FOR SOCIETY!! (Becoz all of those things have happened in this Election)

      FOR IT’S CREDIBILITY, one would be looking to a CERTAIN JUDGEMENT, with NO DOUBTS HANGING, basically, an UNQUESTIONABLE JUDGEMENT!
      FOR THE CONCOURT, it is not about pride or trying to make history, BUT ABOUT UPHOLDING THE MORALS OF OUR SOCIETY/COUNTRY – for this JUDGEMENT WILL DICTATE THE DIRECTION THE COUNTRY TAKES US, but MORE SO THE FUTURE OF GENERATIONS TO COME!!

      ONE HAS TO NOTE, INFAMOUS TYRANTS DIDN’T “MAKE THEMSELVES”, THE WERE MADE BY THE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES THAT TOLERATED THEM – NONE HAVE EVER BEEN SUCCESSFUL, WE ALL KNOW…

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    • …..KNOW HOW THEY HAVE ENDED.

      ONE HAS TO NOTE, that the PRAISES, being PROFFERED OVER THE RECENT ELECTION, ARE CAREFULLY WORDED:
      1] UN SEC GEN has CONGRATULATED THE COUNTRY ON MAIN, A PEACEFUL ELECTION & NOT LUNGU
      2] HE Jakaya Kikwete CONGRATULATED Lungu based on an INTERIM REPORT, & basically POLITICALLY CORRECT to offer congratulations being present in person.
      3] The CARTER CENTRE has “MAY HAVE RECOGNISED” Lungu – WHY DO I DOUBT: THE FOUNDATION PUBLICISES SUCH STATEMENTS, rather than middle of the night phone calls! One has just to READ THE PARAGRAPH ON “COUNTING”, to doubt the VERACITY OF THAT PHONE CALL!
      4] EUOM has not YET CONCLUDED as “FAIR” & proceeded to Congratulate Lungu
      5] No SITTING PRESIDENT (I maybe wrong) has yet COME OUT TO CONGRATULATE Lungu – as they have…

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    • You don’t force yourself on people who have rejected you for over three times.
      2006
      2008
      2011
      2015
      2016
      All these years it was rigging?
      Don’t use your money causing violence in one province out of Ten provinces (which are now all happy) and you say you are fighting for people of Zambia. You must be a bitter joker.

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    • @mjp you are just a retard! It is the stolen votes in Kanyama, Chawama, Chingola, etc that have resulted in this fraudulent 50%+1. You will not fool anyone, except yourself!

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    • HH should be imprisoned for treason. He thinks whining to UN will help him! That’s why nobody likes him beyond Cowthern province. Give him some cheese, it goes well with whine!

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    • UPND, are you sleeping or what? Cant you see what PF is trying to do? They have already set up a date for inauguration. File in that petition. If I were you, I would not have slept since Sunday. I would have had all the lawyers preparing for the evidence and by Monday, I would have filed in the petition. You are disappointing us now. File in even today. Sleeping is for babies. Grown men work, even 3 jobs. Lawyer naturally supposed to work long hours. Submit your petition today so that the inauguration can be stopped. Wake up or they will steal from you again.

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    • Not when you are dressing your dogs in UPND regalia. Chakolwa has forgotten about magnanimity in victory. Just watch as Zambia descends into a PF hell.

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  2. Show them Mr President that you’re above tribal lines. And don’t say Up N Down party is dead.
    I thank you

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    • President Lungu contradicted himself at the thanks rally. He talked about how Mr SAta forgave those who had insulted him through and through, how he embraced Willie Nsanda and welcomed him into the Party. And President Lungu said he was going to do the same with regard to the Southerners/ Upnd etc . But when it comes to those who left the party e.g Miles SAmpa, Mulenga SAta etc. he has a different view.
      Its showinh that Lungu is a hypocrite. He is not forgiving and humble as he claims. On the contrary Lungu is unforgiving, proud and insecure. Its showing that he is the one who hounded some of them out of the Party

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    • Lungu said “there is no need for bitterness and neither is their need for gloating” !!!

      What does this clown call a “victory rally” at a stadium if it is not “gloating” ??

      The bad news Mr Dull Drunkard Lawyer is that you actually have NOT won the election.

      You scored this many 1,860,877 and HH scored 1,760,347. The total number of votes cast was 3,781,505 so you achieved 49.21% and HH 46.55% which means you did not get 50% plus 1 and there will be a runoff.

      Your “victory’ celebration is premature. Go and ask your chola boy Chulu to do his homework and his rigging properly next time!

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    • @2.2 for your information, ratios do not include rejected votes.
      So please rework your figures using valid votes cast, not the total votes casts.
      Therefore do not let your heart be troubled.

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  3. Well said Sir,
    A true statesman.
    You will go down in history as the best president ever, because:
    1) You will heal a divided nation
    2) You are fighting the powerful odds of social media
    3) Your reign is marred by low metal prices, and
    4) Your stint is shrouded by lack of investors’ cash, as many other countries chase those investors for their business
    Good luck, you have my backing. I’m coming home.

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS ECL, MA INONGE WINA, PF AND VIVA THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA. NOW, ZAMBIANS HAVE BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER 5 YEAR OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE DEVELOPING THE COUNTRY NON-STOP BY THE ALMIGHTY JEHOVAH GOD. LET’S GRAB THIS OPPORTUNITY UNDER THE ABLE LEADERSHIP OF ECL AND PF AND SHOW GOD THAT WE AS ZAMBIANS APPRECIATE AND THANK WHAT JEHOVAH GOD HAS AGAIN GIVEN US- ANOTHER 5 YEAR TERM WITH OUR PROVEN LEADERSHIP, AMEN

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  5. Just been going through Lusaka votes on ECZ website, to be honest, Southern Province figures in terms of Margin and Voter turn out, looks more rigged than Lusaka votes. Am sure even a computer algorithm will flag Southern Province votes as an anomaly. How does Southern Province manage to get such a voter turn out? UPND should share the recipe. We need more Zambians to vote.

    I think UPND should just not waste time with the court case. They have a lot to celebrate even in the Lusaka votes which they claim rigged. Am sure if Eastern Province had the voter turnout and the margins shown in Southern Province for Lungu, UPND would have cried foul.

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    • Your analysis of the turnout in Southern, Lusaka and Eastern province. Is accurate. I.e is with regards to the extreme turn-out and margins However this is not to reflect that the vote is rigged. That is the case when members of a given party have an extreme, radical cause. In this case the UPND members where more passionate about the cause than the PF ones hence the high turnout. It is for this reason for instance that Donald Trump could even possibly beat Hillary Clinton in the upcoming US election. Democrats, like PF in the Zambian case feel because they are the incumbent that they have an advantage..and because of that their supporters do not turn out in extreme numbers. However the supporters of the challenger in this case UPND and Donald Trump realise that the odds are against them…

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  6. Compatriots,

    The fact facing this nation is the schism that is very clear. The rejection of the UPND by Bemba regions and Eastern and the same measure by UPND in greater Barotseland (Western, North West, Bantubotatwe).

    Make no mistake: UPND will not wither or flag. The aspirations of the greater Barotseland remains intact and resolute. The people are strong and their spirit indomitable as the makishi and the linyungandambo.

    Hakainde is just but our flag bearer. The day he steps down, another son of wamubu (soil) will carry the torch.

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    • If yours reflects the prevailing feeling among people from Western, North West, and Bantubotatwe groups, they must as well forget about producing a president from these areas because the numbers are decidedly against them. More than two thirds of the total Zambia population and even registered voters come the so – called Bemba and Eastern regions. Is it not better to embrace all Zambians in the spirit of a united Zambia in order to win the presidency?

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    • @Maikalange

      You are wrong when you assert that
      “More than two thirds of the total Zambia population and even registered voters come the so – called Bemba and Eastern regions.”

      Those of Central (excluding Kabwe and Kapiri urban), Copperbelt and Lusaka Rural, Southern, Western, North Western who embrace the values of UPND are not a THIRD of Zambia’s population as you would like to mislead. They are close to half of the population.

      If that was the case, the Presidency would not be under contest. Lungu and PF would have white washed their opponents. Lungu had to use crude and underhand methods to intimidate the Lusaka population to have a fair chance.

      Bemba and Easterners are NOT the majority block. NO!!

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    • @ Maikalange it is simple. The Southerners had a radical cause amidst the insults and all demeaning sentiments thrown to their faces. Their respective MP’s went out to sensitize them to register as voters and to vote on Aug 11. Did our friends up North do the same? Is it about the population up North? Its not that the Bantubotatwe want to produce a President, no, but are looking for a person who will embrace them and not call them all sorts of names. of course, it is inevitable that one feels good to have their tribesman in the Top Seat, but lets not say such things like “they should forget about producing a President”, destiny is for the Lord and not man to decide.

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    • iT’S THIS SAME TRIBALISM THAT IS MAKING YOU AND YOUR LEADERS LOSE ELECTIONS..CHANGE AND STRAT THINKING STRAINGHT!!!!!!!!

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  7. Thank you my President. We Africans have a lot of work to do and hating each other should not be on the list.

    To all Zambians on the winning side, please let us exercise some restraint in our celebrations. Roughly half the country did not agree with us and they are also Zambians.

    To the people for which the outcome of these elections were not what they wanted and to all Zambians, I give you my respect and love. May the good Lord bless our different peoples and cultures.

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  8. President Lungu won clean.UPND rigged elections in southern,western and N/western thru tribalism.they beat everyone even now they are beating bembas and senga speaking pipo in southern province.We can’t allow this.Constitution court should be very careful otherwise there will be war in the country if the constitution court nullifies Edger Lungu’s victory.Zambia will be destroyed by this stupid court due to these judges who are tribelists. Most of them come from southern,western n Northwestern province.Zambia should stop this court.i c war coz of this court.Southern province is not Zambia.Why do they participate in elections if they don’t want to lose?

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    • @ CB could u furnish me with names that comprise the ConCourt, a lot of unpopular decisions are coming from this Court, stay granted to Nchito, I smell a rat.

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  9. Well said Edgar. This is the voice of a leader who is inclusive.

    HH your prayers went in vain. You got surrounded by bitter souls who came to your camp just to get even and settles scores.

    These poisonous persons are:

    Miles Sampa
    Silva Masebo
    Nevers Mumba
    Guy Scott
    Godfrey Mwamba
    Bob Sichinga
    Maureen Mwanawasa
    Mulenga Sata

    You cannot go into an election preaching to people that once we get to power we will get Edgar’s Throat. This was a message from GBM to his base.

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  10. Why picking out dundumwezi of all the places.. Stop promoting tribalism. Do you really understand what democracy is and how it works? Divergent views when brought together makes a think tank.. But you re busy puncturing the tank hence water pouring everywhere. You sit back and reflect through the after month and what’s yet to come preside elect. Be sober through out the proceedings

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    • ECL is simply driving the point that he’ll not discriminate against any area including those that embarrassingly rejected him; and no area beats Dundumwezi on that score!

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  11. HH be careful what you are asking.

    We will prove and embarrass you that GBM did not qualify to be chosen to be a running mate.

    The qualification he submitted are 200% Fake. He know that and that’s why he fails to talk about it. He is scared like a rabbit.

    If I were you. I would take a serious look. We have investigated his papers.

    And if you had won by large numbers. Still you could have been disqualified because of the above reason.

    Don’t take Zambians as fools. !!!!!!

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  12. Liuwa lya Mboela,

    If yours reflects the prevailing feeling among people from Western, North West, and Bantubotatwe groups, they must as well forget about producing a president from these areas because the numbers are decidedly against them. More than two thirds of the total Zambia population and even registered voters come the so – called Bemba and Eastern regions. Is it not better to embrace all Zambians in the spirit of a united Zambia in order to win the presidency?

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    • @Maikalange

      There is nothing wrong in aspiring to provide quality leadership. Bembas and their cousins are not “More than two thirds of the total Zambia population.”

      Those of Central (excluding Kabwe and Kapiri urban), Copperbelt and Lusaka Rural, Southern, Western, North Western who embrace the values of UPND are not a THIRD of Zambia’s population as you would like to mislead. They are close to half of the population.

      Bemba and Easterners are NOT the majority voting block. The scale is tilted by the urban vote COUNT and election process. In fact if you remove the Copperbelt and Lusaka, the UPND has more votes on the register than those that support PF from Bemba and Eastern.

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    • @ Mateo could you take that rigging evidence you have to the UPND leadership to help them in their case in court.

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  13. No one stole the votes.The problem is that UPND cadres are bitter bcoz they have been losing since 2001.Bitterness is too much that they can bring war in Zambia.For them it’s not abount development but it’s time for tongas to rule.Now chi GBM,Miles Sampa and Mulenga Sata have u seen now that bembas are being chased from southern province.We told u that this party is a tribal party and u’re being used to satisfy tonga party.Bembas voted for UPND in CB,Luapula,norhern and muchinga but now they are being killed.We told u but now u have brought Zambia down.We warned u that HH came into power thru tribalism and hatred against bembas and nyanjas.It’s not fair to have a tribal leader to lead a party.Zambia is now divided bcoz of HH.HH can’t lead he lacks leadership skills bcoz of DNA of…

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  14. God chosen leaders always forgive their enemies. ECL didn’t say anything against the people who wanted to see him out of state house despite the massive developmental projects done in their area. To ECL I bravo, God of fathers Abraham, Isaac & Jacob has blessed you and it will never be reversed thus says the Lord God almighty. HH lost it when he turned down late MC Sata’s offer. He behaved like Esau who after wards sort for his blessing with tears but couldn’t get it. HH would have gotten it on silver platter but he missed it, he has used a lot of money but to no a veil.

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  15. People in Dundumwezi are still bitter and you the so called president you are there mocking them. What sort of a person are you! You say one thing and then you do the opposite. You, Kambwili and Mumbi phri have contributed to the division of this Nation! You have always preached tribalism! Please don’t think that people are f00ls and you are very clever! You are Just LUCKY to have found yourself in PF and having born in a region of “ichimwela” politics. Of all the presidential candidates who stood, you are the dullest and please know that. “Wilatumfya abantu wee cikopo wee”.

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    • Calm down Kaputo Davies. President Lungu was pointing out to his supporters that their vote is just as important as that of the voter in Dundumwezi.

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    • Brother Davies calm down.. drink some water… The [president is saying that every vote counts in 50% +1. This doest not mean 51%. It means e.g if 3,000,0000 million validate votes where cast and HH got 1,499,999 and lungu got 1,500,001, the means lungu has on won with 1 vote and there is no rerun.
      now lungu has won with more than 13,000 above the 50% mark. so dundumezi 252 is very important

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    • You see, it is your responsibility to guard against your own respiration.
      To function properly, your body needs a relatively merry heart – even in the most frustrating of circumstances.
      When you insult leadership, you risk your own blessings. Just like HH, he has purposed to consistently remain arogant; something I think is subtracting from his potential. You may think otherwise, which you are entitled to. If you think in politics arrogance takes to the top then continue, but my view is that there always a tomorrow – the way you behave today will determine how judge you aspiration tomorrow. HH is young but he very arrogant. Let him be helped to reduce on this negative virtue. I believe he has some potential – let him not destroy it.

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    • @Kaputo Davies, wechikopo te iwe. Kanye unweko na utumenshi utwatalala.(You are dull, go and take a dump and drink some cold water afterwards)

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  16. I am failing to understand, why are people saying if HH steps down they will find another one from their region? Why don’t they pick from the two vice presidents they already have? Canicious Banda or GBM

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  17. Interesting, very interesting indeed. Preaching unity and peace after winning but before elections there was just hate speech and death threats.Infact hate speeches were from both camps, ruling and opposition. One well known PF cadre was even on TV severely criticizing the Easterners for not voting for their person in the January 2015 elections. And so we should not be surprised by the voting pattern in the just ended election. What we practice proves what we profess.

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  18. THE LARGE TURNOUT IN SOUTHERN PROVINCINCE IS ONE BIG ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.
    PARTICULARLY WHEN ONE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THAT PF AGENTS WERE BEING CHASED FROM POLLING STATIONS.
    CONSTITUTIONAL COURT SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS ALSO.

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  19. The lodging of a Petetion by HH and UPND to Concourt is lawful so why is Lungu and PF panicking? The recount of votes in Lusaka Constituencies will confirm that Lungu won genuinely. So why is PF worried? The guilty are always afraid. Let Concourt do its job undeterred and in the meantime Lungu should stand down and allow the Speaker of Parliament to be sworn in as Acting President in terms of our newly amended Constitution. This is good for Zambia. One Zambia One Nation!

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    • Who told you PF are panicking? If as you say votes were stolen what can make PF fail to ensure this stays that way? Just look at the parliamentary and mayoral votes, it will give some idea of which president got more votes.

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  20. Power struggle within Unip and sectionalism perpetrated by SP dominated ANC forced KK to introduce the One Party system
    Also the formation of the Bemba dominated UPP by Simon Kapwepwe posed a great threat to National unity. Under pressure 20 later KK repealed article 5 to allow for reintroduction of multipartism. Here we are now back to the 1960s & early 1970s

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  21. A very immature statement – mocking the people of Dundumwezi. We all know which groups of people are the minority in Zambia and which people dominate.It is in the best interest of the country for the president to show himself to be the bigger man and not gloat childishly.Almost half the country did not vote for Lungu ,respect their choice. Our useless systems which favour the uneducated has produced what it has. Nothing can be done but i urge you to respect the minority Zambians.

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    • Maharaji there is no such thing as minority Zambian, we are equal Zambians. President Lungu is alive to the fact that he crossed the 50% +1 vote with just over 13,000 votes. If you remove the votes he got from Dundumwezi (252), Livingstone (16,000) and other parts of southern province, he will not be able to win. President Lungu was pointing out to his supporters that their vote is just as important as that of the voter in Dundumwezi. Stop seeing negative things in everything.

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  22. President Lungu is a humble man. We need to forgive the three provinces but to keep a distance. UPND lost the elections because of accepting some of bad eggs like GBM, MASEBO, NEVOURS MUMBA, MULENGA SATA, GUY SCOTT, BASHI NONO etc. This is evidenced by the outcome of the elections. All the people I have mentioned who stood lost the parliamentary elections and they are not going to court because the elections were free and fair. Now that they have lost the presidential elections, they are threatening to go to court. Let them go to court and if possible leave Zambia and settle in the diaspora if they don’t want to be ruled by Lungu. AS SIMPLE AS THAT. Hakainde borrowed a lot of Money from Anglo-America and now he is wondering how he is going to pay back. DUNUNA REVERSE AT WORK, SHAME

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  23. Very Good point President Elect Lungu.

    Next time, learn to practice One Zambia One Nation not just yapping.

    1. Your Chief Whip Chishimba Kambwili demonised the people of southern province on ZNBC and you were happy.
    2.Your ZNBC was eager to cover all negatives reports about SP,You were smiling.
    3. Its You politicians who are spreading hate speach for political gain and now its turning against you.
    4. In your stronghold, HH equally got as few votes as 93 only, but you have not mentioned that fact coz you are only interested in your political survival, BUT southerners know that fact.

    Now can you be more practical in your One Zambia One Nation Slogan by really embracing everyone, ELSE you will continue yapping about Southern Province .

    Next time they will give zero cause…

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  24. This LAZY BUM Edgar is the most uninspiring President to ever enter State House…brace yourselves for more folly.

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    • Ubupuba ba Jay Jay: if only you were not bitter…you would have opted to keep quiet. If you have nothing good to say about someone, go quiet!!!

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    • Jay Jay,
      Don’t you think ‘The Real Man’ is also expressing his opinion about you?
      I suggest that you leave him alone to express his opinion about you, just like you expressed your opinion about the president – how about that?
      All am saying is if you want to be treated well treat others well.
      “Do unto others as you would want them do unto you.”

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  25. ECL said, “When there’s extreme bitterness and extreme happiness you create a poison. I want us to continue living under the doctrine of One Zambia One nation regardless of how we voted in the last election”…. I cannot help it but say, “Well said Mr. President”. Can you quickly reach out to the people in WP, NWP and SP so that we can continue to live as one nation.

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  26. Lusaka Times. Any chap insulting on your platform must be weeded out. I am staunch PF myself but very civilised that I even respect HH’s views though I don’t support him. But you are letting dunder heads insult others. It is not fair. I don’t agree with HH but he has every right to go to court, he even has a right to dispute the results of the elections. You must be educated and know that it is not an offence.

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    • @Kalima: see if you can be balanced in your preaching of peace. Do you honestly think Scruface’s comment is alright? I see you are only blaming PF. Efyo tuchulile pantu balusa? People need to man up when they lose. They burning down of stuff in UPND strongholds is alright with you? Kubatumpika…were are all Zambians. It seems being PF is now a case; being Bemba or Easterner is now another case. I have seen nothing wrong in the sentiments coming from our republican president!

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    • Kalima,
      I suggest LT should start by blocking you.
      Would you gladly be will to be called a funder head?
      Please answer so that if that is the title you prefer, the we can start addressing you as such.

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  27. President of thugs, Bemba’s and Chipata people only. How can some who does’nt own a mouse disrespect a person witc cattle? all these PF are scared of the hardworking culture of the Tonga. They are used to shortcuts in life. Stealing is in their blood.

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    • GBM is the only good Bemba the rest are thieves. In Kasama GBM is considered as fart (ichisushi). Therefore court a real Bemba and he will make you a King

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  28. Lusaka Times. Any chap insulting on your platform must be weeded out. I am staunch PF myself but very civilised that I even respect HH’s views though I don’t support him. But you are letting dunder heads insult others. It is not fair. I don’t agree with HH but he has every right to go to court, he even has a right to dispute the results of the elections. You don’t need to go to school to know that its not an offence to dispute election results, go to court and challenge them. It does not mean you are bitter when you do that, you are following the provisions of the law. I am PF and I am even consoling my colleagues in UPND in a civil manner.

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    • Kalima,
      Don’t you think Lusatimes you start by weeding you first?
      Would you gladly accept if you are called a dunderhead?
      If yes, please confirm so that we can star addressing you as such.

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  29. DUNDUMWEZI WAS A RULER AND A PEN UNDER THE TREE THERE ARE NO SUCH NUMBERS AS 30000

    IT WAS A CRITICAL NUMBER FOR HH THAT WAS WANTING TO BE USED TO SWALLOW PF VOTES THERE WERE NO VOTERS

    IT WAS AN ECZ VOTERS ROLL AND A PEN SIMPLY CROSSING OVER THE BALLOTS TO THE LAST NUMBER OF VOTERS THAT NEVER EARNED STATEHOUSE SHAME ON HH

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  30. We Bembas have a big problem!
    We say one zambia one nation.
    Then we say a Tonga will neva go in plot one? I question that statement.
    What will happen is…. creating enemies and will eventually lead to war.
    The Barotsi is another issue that will devide Zambia north and south if we continue insulting Tongas.
    Please Bembas stop being tribalistc before we regret.

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    • I did not vote for HH not because of his tribe. I only exercised my right to vote for the candidate who marketed or sold himself to me better than the rest. Why should being a Bemba be a victim of other people’s self sympathy? HH has lost …he should show leadership by terming his people. Do you want to get this country to a point where all Bembas get to be shunning votes for fear of a Blame game. I for one at least appreciated Lungu and no one can take that away from me. If it is my right to vote…let me vote for the one I want whatever the tribe as all of them are Zambians.

      What if the people you are killing in those place are even the ones who voted for you knowing that a vote is secret? HH has already failed to show leadership by allowing his cadres to riot…does he really love…

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  31. The Word of God is Truth indeed. “Reverence for the LORD is an education in itself. You must be humble before you can receive any honours” (Prov 15:33). This principle has come to pass yet again. No force, whether tribalism, regionalism, legalism, Satanism, etc. will ever overcome the wisdom & love of the LORD. As a country & not just SP we need to drop these ‘isms’ & rediscover the love we have for each other as Zambians. I’m so happy President Lungu has started to rebuild us. No wonder God chose you. You’re a living testimony of the Truth in the Word. God Bless you President Lungu & God Bless Zambia.

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  32. I AM NOT A PROPHET OF DOOM, BUT I SAID TRIPLE TIMES, HH IS A WRONG CANDIDATE WITH IS GBM

    NOW THE TRUTH IS HERE!

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  33. VIVA PF and Thanks God. Congratulations us Zambians for being a peaceful people. Congratulations to our elect president Mr. Lungu Edgar. Now Mr. President please continue to develop the country including the places where they applied tribal voting type(Western Province and Southern Province). Regardless of the Lack of Gratitude by some Lozis, Please dont be tempted to resent, revenge or withdraw and bitterly complain. because are bigger than they perceive you to be.
    Please focus on doing your work as you have been, but now you and your Ministers should just step up and do more. Please dont pay attention to downers(frustrated,miserable people). God favoured you ,even when the odds were against you. Tell Mr. Kambwili, Ms.Mumbi Phiri and others not be to proud,instead they should now…

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  34. CONT——
    instead they should now tame their tongues permanently , and just do their duties .Please dont re-act to any negative,name calling and character attacking criticism. Thank you very much Lusaka Times. Hope this gets to my president.

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  35. Let it be known by all that UPND has the strongest support amongst Zambians.

    Zambia comprises 72 ethnic groups with about 90% of the population belonging to the Nine major ethnolinguistic groups: the Nyanja-Chewa; Bemba; Tonga; Tumbuka; Lunda; Luvale; Kaonde; Nkoya; and Lozi. These nine major tribes are split politically as follows:

    PF support bases is from the Nyanja-Chewa; Bemba; Tumbuka. (Three tribal groups)
    UPND base lies with the Tonga; Lunda; Luvale; Kaonde; Nkoya; and Lozi. (Six tribal groups)

    UPND will whack PF anyday, anytime, anywhere IF the election is free and fair. The people in Lusaka and Copperbelt hail from these nine tribal groups. If you dare use a voters register, UPND will still wallop PF.

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  36. If there is no development to SONTA in Dundumwenze by 2021 the vote pattern will remain the same. It is an expression of how they feel. That’s why in 2006 they voted for an independent because they believed that even the UPND candidate could not represent them effectively. So don’t blame them.
    Some people on the copperbelt voted for PF simply because they did not want any change or received Chitenge campaign material though they are the hardest hit by the current economic woes.
    It is lunch time now as I write but some of the people that voted for PF have had no meal since morning…waiting for 15hrs to eat so that the meal serves them in the night as well..one meal per day and that’s reality on the ground

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    • So, did HH SONTA for them to give him all those votes?
      You may defend that the dundumwezi people want change,
      But the question is , do you mean change can only be found in HH?
      If the reason is chsnge, and not any other, why not the other 7 candidates?
      You may say some of the candidates are new on the seen, how about Nawakwi is is even older than HH in politics?
      You may say HH has better policies, are you saying the people of the village of Dundumwezi understand and analyse policies better the people from Lusaka, Livingstone, kabwe, Ndola, Kitwe, etc.
      Anything is justifiable but after you justify people will judge the validity of your justification.

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  37. AT TIMES ECL TALKS SENSE BUT TO THE WRONG AUDIENCE THAT IS NOT CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING HIS MESSAGE. IF THEY DID UNDERSTAND, THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN NO VIOLENCE IN OUR COUNTRY BY NOW. BUT ALAS, THE GROUP COMPRISES VERY FEW INTELLECTUALS AND DOMINATED BY HOOLIGANS, THUGS, KAPONYAS, THIEVES, CRIMINALS – NAME THEM.

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    • And after calling them all that list of names you want to go and ask for a vote from them in 2021?
      If this is the strategy you trust for getting votes, I doubt if it will ever work.
      You think you will win people’s hearts by insulting them?
      I see!! In fact though UPND complains of being insulted, I have more belittling and insulting going to PF than the other way.
      Anyway continue with your intimidatory marketing strategy, may be it will work in 2021.

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  38. Mr. dull alias @intelligent! Your people were the hooligans and you cannot see anything truthful in the photo! You are in denial! Let me tell you something you may learn from: Hazalusa Hagain cannot become President if he does not win in CB, Luapula, Eastern, Northern, Lusaka and Central! Keep dreaming!

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  39. These were the voters in Lusaka who gave the president a massive vote to shame Hazalusa Hagain, Scott, Kilometer Sampa, Mulenga, GBM, Nevers, Maureen Mwanawasa and the wife of Scott! The guys are political novices who can’t read the mood in the nation! If I were on the side of the losers this photo could make me keep quiet! Unfortunately you cannot fix ubup’ba.

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  40. @DM are you smelling a rat? I, too am smelling a cow! Oh, maybe cow’s manure! Oh, maybe cow’s poop!

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  41. Very disappointed with upnd recount with southern province lusaka dont touch go to southern where you had planted tribalism. Leadership is not about money just have a press conference and congratulate your voters and pf then people and the world at large will value you. Those sharks called lawyer’s are after money 500 pin per hour and you have hired 19 of them killing brokenness and milking clients is core survivor. Sorry for sikongo happening we don’t want the kenya post election incidence.

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