Tourism and Arts minister Jean Kapata addressing the crowd at Maramba Old People's Home grounds in Livingstone
Tourism and Arts minister Jean Kapata addressing the crowd at Maramba Old People’s Home grounds in Livingstone
Mandevu PF Member of Parliament Jean Kapata has challenged Chief Mukuni of the Toka-Leya people of Southern Province not to economise on the truth regarding the displacement of people in Namwala district.

Ms Kapata says it is wrong for Chief Mukuni to mislead the nation that no people were displaced when there is evidence to show that people were beaten and relocated after the announcement of President Edgar Lungu’s re-election.

Ms Kapata who was speaking when She visited the displaced people with other PF parliamentarians said the chief should not be used by politicians to mislead the nation.

She said PF is will help the displaced people because it is a party that was founded for the benefit of the poor.

Ms Kapata says the chief must come out openly and tell Zambians if he has joined politics .

MPs that are part of the entourage are Kabushi’s Bowman Lusambo, Chifubu’s Frank Ng’ambi and Alex Chiteme of Nkana.

PF National youth coordinator Prince Robert Mushili is also in the entourage.

And Namwala district Red cross President Patrick Kalaluka said the Red Cross is mainly concerned about the sanitary conditions at the school considering that they are a lot of people hosted at Namwala Secondary School.

Meanwhile, in Namwala, the Police apprehended have nine more people in Maala area who were suspected to have been behind the burning houses for the villagers in the area during the riots.

Yesterday, two suspects have been arrested in Namwala for allegedly engaging in arson and malicious damage to property.

Recently, several Namwala residents were arrested and taken to court for burning and damaging properly soon after President Edgar Lungu was declared winner of the just ended General Elections.

Southern Province Commissioner of Police Godwin Phiri said two more suspects for Maala Arson and Malicious damage cases by the names of Reagan Kakoto, 32, of Shakalimamushi Village and Lloyd Shimutati, 34, of Kauwa fishing camp have been arrested.

Mr Phiri said the arrests were Police’s continued efforts to bring to book culprits of Namwala attacks on Patriotic Front (PF) members after the declaration of the winner for the August 11 presidential elections.

He said in a press statement released yesterday that the two were expected to appear in Court soon.

He said the province had been quiet and did not experience any incidents of crime.

“For the past 24hrs security situation has been encouraging as no significant incidents politically or criminal were recorded. In the continued effort to calm the violent situation in Maala of Namwala district, last night nine suspects involved in the burning of houses have been apprehended,” he said.

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  1. This jean kapata is a very dull woman. I remember working with her on a project that ended up failing because she couldnt even do simple arithmetic. Mukuni is inviting people inorder to forge a stance against violence, meanwhile kapata goes on to criticise a man who is not even a politician. Very dull woman.

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    • What is this empty tin of a woman saying…. this woman is very dull, she is so dull that she was fired at a preschool where she was a teacher. She does not even make contributions to debate in parliament, what she knows best is making such stupi.d tribal comments.

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    • Any wonder we have a Failed State??
      With bonehead leaders like DULL KAPATA, who are in it not to serve others, but solely for their bellies, all decisions will NEVER be rational, as to them the Belly comes first.

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    • What I have observed is that it’s easy to become Upnd supporter. All you need is write childish comments and insult anyone who doesn’t worship hh. Bingo you are a full fledged Upnd sympathiser. Once you meet these requirements then you can go about and do a research on how to insult and your fellow 1mbeciles will plus you.

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    • Kapata and your tribal party you are now insulting the Chief in public for your political reasons. Kapata, recall that national unit takes time to be built, that PF you are riding on is based on domination by one region and that is what is wrong at every corner of the story. Look at the names which accompanied you and see the truth their in. This country needs to move, from this very obvious dislike for a particular tribe using government machinery or platform.

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    • HOW DO WE KNOW IT WASN’T YOUR INABILITY TO SOLVE SIMPLE ARITHMETIC THAT THE PROECT FAILED? WHEN A TEAM WORKING ON A PROJECT FAILS TO ACHIEVE IT UNDER GIVEN TIME, PROFESSIONALLY WE DON’T SAY THE PROJECT FAILED BECAUSE OF JOHN. WE SAY, WE FAILED TO ACCOMPOLISH THE PROJECT IF WE WERE WORKING AS A TEAM AND THE PROJECT FAILED BECAUSE OF MARY OR JOHN.

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  2. The fights in Namwala have nothing to do with politics, those people are fighting for fishing rights, the locals feel that outsiders are exploiting their fish.

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    • Is there evidence that HH said southern people should attack fellow citizens. If not then its PF ‘s responsibility unless they mean we now have two nations in Zambia where HH has control over the Zambians. PF must grow from this childish erands. Everyone now is frustrated because of their childish allegations. Only illiterate citizens can waste time to such such crap. If they have failed to curb violence let them give chance to HH instead of pointing to someone who is not government.

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    • Joe calling other zambians outsiders just confirms the bigotry being promoted by Upnd. My father spent most of his time trading in fish from Namwala without this nonsense of outsiders. Let HH fight his battles alone because even if he won the president it would not be possible for him to account for every individual Tonga. This includes you unless you are his blood relative.

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  3. Nevers Mumba says all that is fake and that there were no attacks anywhere. Maybe they should call on him to assure them everything is alright.

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  4. Kapata and the group are the ones who are being economical with the truth. You are painting the whole Southern Province with the same brush over the Namwala incident. When you watch ZNBC or read a story in the govt-owned media, one gets the impression that ALL non-indigenous people residing in Southern Province have been displaced. Namwala is an isolated incident and Police must be supported to root out all acts of criminality. Arson is a criminal offence. The same level of condemnation should also be directed towards the suspected PF cadres who burned the UPND and the Post premises on the Copperbelt.

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  5. Chief Mukuni should accept responsibility and negative action by HH and GBM. Why invite Mwinelubemba when the truth is there to see.

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    • Just leave the chiefs to do their part why is PF always acting in desperation. Chiefs have a responsibility to unite a country. Its now clear PF is the one championing violence and ethnicity. If you have failed Divide the country and let North easterners rule themselves as well as southeasterners through voting in a referendum.

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  6. The fact is the people of namwala behaved very primitively.
    Even Mukuni should have started by condemning that.

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    • “Shimap0lo”, all provinces have a criminal element, folk who will use opportunities to harrass inocent people. I AM NOT CONDONING SUCH BARBARIC ACTS, whether they occur in Northern, Eastern, Southern, or anywhere in Zambia. I HATE mindless violence!!
      The difference is when such acts occur, they are mostly by P.F, State directed & sponsored! Remember Shiwan’gandu Helicopter 2 incindents, directed by P.F Kampyongo? How bout Maxwell Chongo’s numerous Violent incidents, the latest ending him in Petauke prison – all P.F, sponsored?
      Shimapol0, numbers, & evidence dont lie, & you know the Patron saint of state sponsored violence Kaizer is squatting in State House, with full knowledge of the Godfather of Pangas, & violence – Chagwa. I could go on all day, BUT unfortunately a P.F,…

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    • continued;
      a P.F, cadre’s delusion is so incurable, only hunger that will follow in approximately 12 months of P.F, corrupt rule, will MAYBE JUST finally cure your delusional state of mind, as only a [email protected] person would have any faith in the clueless P,F regime delivering, while their leader Chagwa gets daily violent, corrupt, & visionless “advice” form a crazy violent advisor’s like Kaizer.

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  7. Jean Kapata you are just being used. You have nothing to offer as a politician. Very low calibre

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  8. DETRIBALISATION
    Detribalisation which is basically the action to abandon tribal practices should be the focal principle to deal with the escalating tribal hate that is prevailing in the nation. The causative of tribal hate which is engraved mainly in fear of domination and desire for dominance of one group on the other has intrinsically no fundamental effects except when it is enforced by the dominant group. The causation of tribal hate is against basic human rights and can be prosecuted if it can be proven. And that is the crux of this matter; whereas the effects of tribal hate can be felt and seen, its causation might not easily proven. And those claiming to be victims may turn out to be the perpetrators themselves like Frank Bwalya.

    This is because the causes which are selfishness…

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  9. Outsider, outsider give us a break ain’t we not all Zambians, one Zambia one nation people can live where ever they feel like and trade in any kind of business.

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  10. this shemale yaps too much..where did they pick her form..?stop intimidating cheifs over issues that you created ugly..!!

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  11. this shemale yaps too much..where did they pick her form..?stop intimidating cheifs over issues that you created ugly..!!let that ugly woman sober up and respect Chief Mukuni

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  12. I come stay in Namwala and we have no such violence as reported on public media. It is calm and peaceful here. I don’t know where pf is getting these stories from, certainly not Namwala. We hope Mukuni brings his fellow chiefs they see for themselves.

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  13. In basic child up bringing principles, when theres a disagreement among or between children a reasonable or matured parent does not side with any child until he gets the truth. But it often happens that a parent will immediately side with the child they love most then later discover that they are wrong or they will deliberately side with the child they love despite knowing the truth. The later is the case with chief mukuni. Chiefs are like parents to every Zambian. If chief mukuni can come to Lusaka, is it difficulty for him to travel to namwala then talk the way he was talking from the same place were people displaced have gathered.

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  14. Infact if we are seriouse about advancement in this nation, we should do away with these tribal gatherings. Because they have become a factor in elections and employment recruitment when theres no skill called tribalism. More than 90% of modern Zambians rarely go to their villages. They have built houses in the urban towns they work from. The same way our forefathers moved from kingdom to kingdom until they settled in areas we call villages today, is the same way we are moving today. The only difference is that we don’t move in groups but as individuals but the quest is the same, comfort and prosperity. That’s why in developed countries you don’t find chiefs but they used to have them centuries ago but are done away with.

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  15. THIS CHIMA URGLY THING STINKS LIKE A ROTTEN PIG.

    PEOPLE FIGHTING AT FISHING CAMP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EHTNIC VIOLENCE.

    EVEN THE ENTOURAGE SPEAKS VOLUME, SAME BIASED FELAS WANTING TO VENT THEIR ANGER ON SOUTHERNERS.

    FORSAKE..!

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  16. After reading @hh Techilema comment at 1.3 above I now believe what he’s talking about. Its true being a Upnd sympathiser Tefintu mwe

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    • And you think being a PF cadre e fintu. Mwana get out of useless politics and do yourself a favour by working hard. Some of you like techilema are always on the net waiting for a headline popup so that you can drop your comments. After that you sleep on a wheel barrow all day long doing nothing in the streets of Lusaka. get yourself a life through working hard, your friends are doing themselves a favour by working hard and hardly comment on social medias but people like you comment on every thread meaning you do nothing other than commenting.

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  17. Jean is a risk and a disgrace. How can such a person intimidate a chief. A fake tourism minister who is supposed to embrace culture and should know the characteristics of the Zambian heritage and identity. As Zambians we should celebrate the gift of one another’s presence and work hard to respect pluralism and live in harmony. This is why there is everything wrong with the PF party. Don’t impose your beliefs and traditions on locals and assume your way is the only way and that you are smarter that they. Jean those people probably know more than you do, have value and add to tourism through visitor experience due to culture and heritage. Let’s practice “Double Loop Planning” a tourism concept meaning you can learn from them and they from you. Stop trying to run the show thinking your…

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    • Ba jean kapata
      Which Chief naimwe a chief who doest respects human rights people are displaced ati iyo which chief mukuni is this kashi???? Is he the one who pupued at bunge jump at Victoria falls bridge??
      Awe sure imfumu ukuinyelawila

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  18. Stop trying to run the show thinking your title makes you important. It just shows how shallow minded you really are because you don’t understand tourism and will never amount to anything as a minister when you don’t have a single clue on how this sector works. The “Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability” has 3 aspects being Economic, Social and Environmental sustainability. If we remove one of them then as a destination tourism is bound to fail. You have issued a license to kill animals through Trophy Hunting which affects the environment. You are causing havoc in that area which affects the social aspect and hurts the locals. Instead of getting together through a contingency plan and help rebuild, the economic aspect is lost. Think like a minister! Think like a leader! Stop exploiting…

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  19. Mmmm! I just hear that on social media *****s write foolishness, i now see how these *****s write. are these normal human beings or devils? i’ll never read on these cheap social media news.

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  20. We believe the person under the alias “Jean Kapata” meant a valuable contribution. Meaning no insults and nothing tribal. If we can articulate in a fashionably manner will result to not only a fruitful debate but a positive outcome.

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  21. In what capacity is Jean KAPATA to Namwala going for ? Whose interest is she representing, above all she has not taken oath before the speaker?
    Kapata must stay away from NAMWALA.

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  22. I have just been reading all the comments about Jean Kapata’s utterances and non of them is positive,only negatives. It makes me wonder, how did these people win the elections? It must have been by fluke.Pantu takwabafye mwee.

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  23. All this nonsense is as a result of this political part ECZ which teamed up with PF to bring confusion. If ECZ did not help this PF it wouldnt have been so stubborn. Chi Esau Chulu and ka plisila have put this country in a mess! You are children of devils!

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  24. True patriot, try to put yourself in the picture of those displaced or even your own mother and sisters; do you think those words you are saying about the minister would make you laugh!
    Ministers do commendable jobs and need to be respected than insult them, without Jean we wouldn’t know the pain our fellow Zambians are going through. However you are drawing a dark curtain on their faces you don’t want them to see hope.

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  25. Most of you people on this blog not seeing sense in what Jean is saying are being unrealistic innocent people have been attacked and displaced by these pathetic upnd cadres. The only person from the entire upnd that acknowledged and condemned these actions is Edwin Lifwekelo who even warned the upnd cadres that as a party they would not offer any support to anyone that will be found wanting. Let’s be realistic and stop politicking we are talking about people’s lives here.

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  26. Kufisulafye fi UPND naimwe, fipumbufye. Bunshe umuntu uulanda ama labishi lyonse kuti mwalanda ati mutuntulu ku bongo?

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  27. Mufisulefye, but the police can deal with those who are violent, …….like Obvious and others who have been arrested so far and others who are being hunted like chimbwi.

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  28. Let’s be honest and realistic. As tourism minister one needs to be able to come up with solutions rather than cause more grievances. In tourism we have Crisis and Risk Management which is Jean Kapata’s job. She as PF should have known about these risks and planned what to do if a crisis broke out which is now the case. This is a man-made disaster and as minister you need to have strategies and contingency plans in place. This crisis can have a dramatic effect on tourism reducing a downturn in profitability which results in fears from tourists and through loss of jobs and social welfare by the locals. Now ask yourselves if Kapata even knows of these processes? It is the task of the risk management team to plan and prepare for and manage a crisis so potential impacts are reduced such as…

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  29. It is the task of the risk management team to plan and prepare for and manage a crisis so potential impacts are reduced such as disease outbreak following the destruction of basic infrastructure and the disruption of public services. Looking “inwards” instead of “outwards” is a tourism term meaning certain people are only happy with their way of thinking assuming they are doing a fantastic job and coming from an individual perspective of a party. They forget there are communities involves, stakeholders, businesses, NGO’s, government, communities to DMO’s. In collaborating effectively, we end up getting unique solutions and creative ways of dealing with some of these crisis and disasters. By looking only “inwards” we tend to inbreed our thinking, we cannot really develop when we only think…

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  30. By looking only “inwards” we tend to inbreed our thinking, we cannot really develop when we only think about the solutions we have. Once we think about “outward” and involve others by listening to what they are saying then we incorporate that to our solutions then we become better than if we are not listening. Media plays a huge role it ether creates the image or destroys the image of a destination. During the disaster it plays an even more critical role in a destination. As a destination we have a huge responsibility to talk to the media through collaboration. We have to work with them and treat them as partners and give them what they need to do their business and what they need is information that is accurate, relevant, timely and complete information. That’s the only way we can…

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  31. That’s the only way we can succeed in a destination. In conclusion Kapata is there for the wrong reason and not doing what her job role and title as minister is. One needs to understand this sector thoroughly because if it is even too vast for scholars to comprehend, imagine Kapata in such a role! We might as well kiss the tourism sector goodbye.

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  32. Just look at what is happening the Tourism sector…this empty tin Jean is an absolute utter disgrace.

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  33. Just because Jean is not supporting Upnd you say she’s being used :you consider her a traitor because as a lunda you expected her to support Upnd. Shows how bigoted you’re

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  34. Ati other MPs including Bowman Lusambo a kabova with very limited intellectual capacity at least Chiteme is a gentleman. Please Mr CHITEME Kitwe loves you don’t interact with people like Bowman Lusambo you will lower yourself to a KABOVA, cut the cloth according to your size bwana.

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    • And Gbm is an intellectual? Just wait when he’s charged for presenting a forged document to the ECZ ….document manufactured by Guy Scott.

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  35. People can we for once have an articulate contribution that is non tribal or one that is layered with insults? This only shows a lack of intelligence or that one can not contribute concisely and precisely. This should not be about cursing each other out nor should it be about tribal talks and should be eliminated. Insults are only dished out when one is frustrated or can’t rationalize their answer or response. This also shows a lack of intelligence and a lack of respect for themselves. No class, no dignity with no regards or feelings for the other person. Let’s grow up and start collaborating as adults. It only makes this space a tolerable one. Yaba! Insele lyonse lyonse!!

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  36. Usless clueless minister. She heads one of potentially the most lucreative ministries for the country—touarisim.

    Yet the ministry can’t pay game rangers and tourist numbers are down. To raise money all she knows is the easy way to kill animals selling hunting liscences.

    She is a true reflection of her boss the equally hapless lungu who has manged to get inflation to double digits from a 7% he found…..ba zambia we are in trouble

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  37. MY QUESTION IS ON WHAT CAPACITY IS JEAN KAPATA SPEAKING LIKE THIS? IS SHE A MINISTER WHO CAN MOVE ON FROM ONE AREA TO ANOTHER PROVINCE.
    KAPATA IS NOT YET SWORN IN AS A MINISTER AND SHE IS NOT A MINISTER. WHERE IS THE AREA MP IN THIS AREA AND WHY NOT BLOCKING HER COMING TO SOUTHERN PROVINCE. JEAN KAPATA IS ABUSING THE RULES OF THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE HER PRESIDENT IS THE ONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO VISIT THESE AREAS.

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    • SENAMA – What capacity does she have to have to speak about the unfortunate situation in Southern Province? Is it not enough that she is Zambian?

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    • The area MP who is UPND is being threatened with arrest by the PF police.

      She tried to visit the victims to offer solidarity but was threatened by the PF police.

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  38. Why can’t the chiefs just bewitch that ugly woman they will do as a big favour no normal man would look at that thing.

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  39. PF entourage in Namwala are they legally working and being paid? If Kapata is acting minister, then she knows to put in place emergency shelter and coordination. When it comes to “Press Communication” the media, are the gate keepers, who need to give information at any given time whether it’s before, during and after the disaster. If we silence them, who is going to speak on our behalf as a destination in case of a disaster? Media gets information from the team coming from a cross functional perspective. Responsible use of this media platform is critical and never criticize or intimidate people. Why challenge people instead of working together in helping the displaced. It’s the government role to mobilize resources and that no one is left behind.

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  40. Jean Kapata you are too dull now I believe! You are a f00l and an idi0t at the same tines. People like you don’t deserve to live in Zambia.

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  41. Others can’t debate anything sensible, debate kapata stance with reasoning.
    The question is do we have displaced people in Namwala or not ?
    Do we have redcross at Namwala or nor ?
    If we do, why do we have displaced people camped at Namwala secondly school

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  42. All those calling Jean Kapata, names are the ones who are dull, how can you allow Nevers Mumba opening that big moth and say HH won elections? its only here in zambia where dull people like NEVERS, HH AND GBM can openly say what they think is good for them but, danger to the nation. I which these zambia had president like KABILA, MUSEVENI, KAGAME, AND MUGABE, I CAN ASSURE YOU ZAMBIA WOULD BE DEFFERENT, ORDER WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE. YOU ZAMBIA YOU ARE JUST USELESS AS YOU ALWAYS SUPPORT WRONG PEOPLE AND DULL PEOPLE LIKE GBM,HH AND NERVERS MUMBA. AND YOU LUSAKATIMES, STOP CALLING MUMBA AS MMD PRESIDENT, OTHERWISE, YOUR PAPER WILL BE CLOSED. MUMBA IS NO LONGER MMD PRESIDENT.

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  43. ba mayo ba jean kapata you are just a kandile cadre….no principles whatsoever!!why were you not vocal when pf cadres were blocking the opposition ku chifubu, lubuto, mushili and many other places from holding rallies? why are you not saying anything about the closure of muvi, komboni, itezhi tezhi radio????? our freedom of speech and free media are being killed slowly and surely but you are turning a blind eye and deaf ear all in the name of pleasing the master and getting a hefy salary!!!! ba mayo Zambia first please!!! for once fight for this country our freedom of speech especially……teti tulemipepa who are you…..just humans like us!!!!!

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  44. Shame on you who are calling Jean Kapata ugly because you have failed to debate the issue. In fact Upnd have got the ugliest woman as a central committee member. I will not debate her because she is not the subject here.

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  45. Am a tailor by profession and i do vividly remember Jean Kapata asking me to patch her under wears because she had a severe leak but today am surprised she has imposed herself acting president of Zambia

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