Running Mate GBM addressing the press conference
Running Mate GBM addressing the press conference


United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba says the UPND will accept and respect the final verdict of the constitutional court regarding the petition challenging the declaration of Edgar Chagwa Lungu as a winner of the 2016 polls, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.

Speaking during a media briefing held at the Party secretariat in Lusaka on Monday the 29th August, 2016, Mr. Mwamba implored UPND supporters to remain peaceful as they patiently wait for the ruling from the constitution court.

He further urged UPND sympathizers to ensure that they avoid any act that may ensue into violence.

Mr. Mwamba has since assured both public and private media houses that should the constitutional court rule in favour of the UPND, there will be no political interference in the operational of the media houses in Zambia, affirming that the UPND led Government will only come in if there is any misrepresentation from a media house merely to correct the situation.

He added that the UPND will immediately open the post newspapers and the three recently suspended media houses.

“As UPND we will accept the outcome of the petition from the constitution court” GBM said

Meanwhile, the UPND vice President for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba also revealed that a team of UPND lawyers who went to serve a Petition on President Lungu, urging him to allow the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini to Act as President were in the morning on 29th August, 2016 beaten by the soldiers at statehouse.

“Our lawyers who went to serve president lungu with the Petition challenging him to allow the speaker of the national Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini were beaten by the soldiers at Statehouse” He said

And the former defense minister also advised Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy spokesperson Father Frank Bwalya to desist from commenting on matters that are in court as it is disrespectful to the courts of law.

“Frank Bwalya must stop commenting on matters that are in court” he said

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  1. Is this issue is still on? Anyways live & move on Zambians elections were stolen but you too voted for Lungu. Now wait for the wrath of IMF period caused by the vision-less president.

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    • The Verdict is that ECL was elected by the people of Zambia. Accept it and move on. Hh it’s time my elder brother to accept the truth and hand over power to GBM or Miles Sampa.

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    • Its only UPND that is preaching peace and prosperity of non violence politics.
      Otherwise Visionless Edgar Lungu is holding on to power illegally because the constitution is clear that, the blind Edgar hands power to the speaker, simple enough.
      The constitutional court must ORDER blind and violent Edgar Lungu to hand in power to the speaker with immediate effect,today. PF is the violent party and must respect the law of the land.
      Great riddance to GBM and UPND the peaceful party, not violent PF of Lungu.

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    • Cant believe he thinks they can get the presidency through the courts. The worst case scenario is a rerun and then you will feel the wrath of the people

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    • Why is Edgar illegally abusing soldiers,????,,, is he stil holding on to those instruments of power which he illegally stole from Guy Scot???

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    • @Ndobo, ine naumfwa umwenso, why lawyers got beaten by soldiers???? UPND Lawyers should now go with police escort. Police are there to defend citizen.

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    • @ndobo, Whether you LOSERS in UPND accept it or not, believe it or not, care to read the Constitution or not, please know that the CONSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA really does NOT give a RAT’s @SS what you think!

      The President-elect/Incumbent, ECL, is both PROTECTED and LAWFULLY occupying that office. The MAJORITY who voted for this man are slowly getting very irritated and tired of your unwarranted insults and condescending NONSENSE directed at the PRESIDENCY. You are not even ASHAMED to try and become the CHAMPIONS of the Constitution you freaks vigorously campaigned to have it killed. The same way you killed the BoR.

      In fact the !d!ots who showed at State House were lucky they did not get shot. You file a Petition at the Courthouse, not State House. Summons can then be served through…

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    • continue…

      … the President’s Lawyers. So what was the point the Lawyers for ‘Kadanse’ HH trying to prove by showing up at State House with a Petition? State House ain’t some village in Namwala—there is State Security there. Let us be serious folks!

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    • @ 1.6 Nostradamus,

      You have made me laugh.

      This explains why people like you, and Njoko, cannot understand simple things even after tonnes and tonnes of explanation.

      You mean UPND lawyers should go with police to statehouse so that the police should ARREST soldiers???

      I was totally mistaken to think that just because we both live in Zambia we are in the same world.

      Let me conclude by saying, ha ha ha ha ha ha,..,..Aaaaah!!

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    • Myopic and narrow approach to matters has helped HH to successfully lose elections 5 times.

      HH has always thought Zambians are only a sum of economics.

      Thus, HH has has come with the same message over the last decade saying he will fix the economy.

      HH has not understood that their are more parameters to Zambians’ life than just the economy. There are many facets to the total life of Zambians, even though economy is important.

      HH has failed to comprehend Zambian society, and as such he has thought success in just one area will convince the voters.

      Application, I see that even in their petitions, UPND are looking at issues from a very narrow point of view and their eyes open only when they meet lawyers from the other side.

      Conclusion, economy is not everything; there are…

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    • @1.9 Peace for Zambia, some people can explain and explain but in reality explain nothing at all. Did you stop a moment; maybe you fall in that category or is it just complacence of wanting to think you know it all?

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  2. The Verdict is that ECL was elected by the people of Zambia. Accept it and move on. Hh it’s time my elder brother to accept the truth and hand over power to GBM or Miles Sampa.

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  3. All progressive Zambians look forward to the inauguration of team UPND, the rightful leaders of Zambia as determined on election day. Zambia forward from the damage caused by team reverse. I thank you.

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    • OKAY! THE RIGHT LEADERS NOW ARE IN STATE HUSE AND MINISTRIAL POSITIONS OR AT LEAST WAITING TO BE APPOINTED/ANNOUNCED TO BE. THE WRONG LEADERS ARE STILL CRYING FOR THE POSITIONS IN SOME COURTS THAT WERE NEVER WON.

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  4. This guy is a joke, he is telling his friend not to comment about something that is in court yet his talking about it. The other thing is that he is still campaigning saying what his political party will do if the concourt rules in favour of upnd (wishful thinking) which is highly unlikely. U have started to tone down, that’s what we want coz baba, things are not looking good for you guys, ask Dr banda he will tell you.

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    • SPIDER. LET US BE FAIR? GBM HAS NOT MENTIONED ANYTHING ABOUT THE RESULTS FROM THE CONCOURT BUT HAS SAID THAT THE UPND WILL RESPECT THE RULING MEANING THAT THEY ARE PREPARED TO ACCEPT DEFEAT EVEN? PLEASE STOP THIS PETTY TALK

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    • Kabweka have you read the whole story and without bias. The bison has predicted that the ruling will favor Upnd. Read again before criticizing others

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  5. Soldiers are different from police service. Zambians pliz let’s respect our defence officer. From childhood we know that amasoldier teyakupenenako ba UPND nemwe. Thanku GBM for showing patriotism We know it is painful but we have to move on as a country. If it is a will of God your party will one day win. For this allow LUNGU ateke

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    • @webman, we know GOD is like KRYPTONITE to Cult/Devil worshipers. If you don’t like mentioning God in your “NONSENSE”, you are at liberty not to. But don’t tell others who feel the need to. It is their prerogative too. Wanvela iwe self-appointed MORALITY COP?

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  6. Am I the only one reading this wrong? It seems UPND thinks that the Constitution Court will declare Mr Hakainde Hichilema the winner of 2016 Elections and they are anchoring their petition on this. If that is the message spread to their supporters, that is really unfair to the 47 % of the voters.

    I think there are only two outcomes out of this petition that will benefit UPND
    1) the Constitution court orders a Recount
    2) The Constitution Court overturns the results and orders re-run of the election

    Surely these two outcomes should not make GBM to start building castles in the air. The Recount and Re-run can still go either way.

    That is why some of us still call this an Under 5 party

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    • Yes, you are sadly the only one reading this wrong. So which MMD boot are you chiefly licking, Mutati’s or Mumba’s?

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    • @mama, non at the moment. Not licking any boot at all. I think MMD as a party is surely dead for NOW. MMD Chief Bootlicker is the brand I have worked so hard over the years to build and I have no plans of changing it any time soon. The only thing I changed was a avatar and I might change that again based on how things pan out in my, at the moment, confused party

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    • You have to understand that a ‘re-run’ order automatically disqualifies Lungu and PF (I recall someone mentioning this unless they were talking from their bottom). And if that is the case then a rerun will be academic and it will all but handover power to UPND and PF. In fact any of those outcomes really favours the UPND more than Lungu.

      The problem here is that the votes and other elections materials, being key exhibit, shouldn’t continue to be in the hands of the ECZ as they are accessory to the alleged malpractice. Lungu too shouldn’t continue to occupy the office of the president. This in itself is illegal and unfair, the very essence of the petition.

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    • The is no where in the Zambian constitution were recount of votes is provided…. the outcomes
      1. Disqualification of Lungu and declaring HH winner
      2. Rerun of elections within 30 days which may include disqualification of Lungu as a candidate.

      FINISH

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  7. Ok you guys ba UPND,,,, YOU HAVE EARNED MY RESPECT FOR SURE, and that of any sane thinking Zambian.

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    • He used to lick RB’s,, he can’t lick Mutati’s or Mumba’s you know he is a tribalist– wako ni wako is very real for easterners

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  8. The case is in court so why send your petition to Edgar. When we the man is illiterate don’t argue because we know him better.

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  9. GBM is naturally intelligent! That is why he is successful in his businesses. People only wanted to destroy his name by accusing him of beating people. Coming to him beating his wife, most of you have beaten your wives but you are not in the media because you are nonentities. GBM has a good heart that is why he helps many people and many of you who opens your dirty and stinking mouth talking about GBM negatively, you have never helped anyone. You idi0ts. Leave GBM alone.

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    • Iwe @chanda, none of us “nonentities” are seeking the second highest office in the Country. GBV as a person seeking employment from us Citizen through our Vote be someone above aboard. Why should Zambian Citizens be forced to set such low standards just to accommodate SELF-CONFESSED WIFE BATTERERS and VULGAR-MOUTHED !D!OTS like your GBV? He is the one seeking a JOB from us Citizens, and we have the right to REJECT his RESUME if it doesn’t stand up to our standards.

      He may have a GOOD HEART, but he certainly doesn’t have a GOOD RESUME to be employed as Vice President of our Country. He can take his money and shove it!!!!

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    • @ Chanda,

      Myopic and narrow approach to matters has helped HH to successfully lose elections 5 times.

      HH has always thought Zambians are only a sum of economics.

      Thus, HH has has come with the same message over the last decade saying he will fix the economy.

      HH has not understood that their are more parameters to Zambians’ life than just the economy. There are many facets to the total life of Zambians, even though economy is important.

      HH has failed to comprehend Zambian society, and as such he has thought success in just one area will convince the voters.

      Conclusion, never think that success in business implies intelligence, because there are many other facets demanding our faculties than jus business.

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    • @ spider i was also wondering. These idio ts have been holdings press conferences every day commenting on matters that are in court everyday. Everything that fatty spoke against, they have been doing. He can only make sense to those people that want to believe in their lies not us. Mwemashulu mwe.

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    • Chanda the wife is the one that reported his tabby husband no one else so stop justifying for the sake. You wife beaters shaaa!

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    • Ba Chanda; you are a disgrace to the Zambian Society and the World at large! Beating up a wife is alright with you??? …and for a potential republican president?? Since when did we start having to tolerate such a decay in thoughts and deeds. Muleikalafye nga fyashupa bane.

      GBM has said well to encourage his fellow party members to remain peaceful! But why do you think he has said so at the last minute?? Simple…he is now scared that life is about to catch up with him nobupuba bwakwe. So, for you he is your hero???? Kulenikofye naimwe!

      Then coming to UPND winning…Lungu has already won the elections…watch the space. This is more logical than your mere dream bane! The majority of us Zambians have now seen of what useless trash UPND is made up of. Good luck with your gift of…

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  10. The painful truth is slowly dawning in our dear friends. Has HH already handed over power to GBM? In PF the president talks while the vice remains the vice. And where is the other vice of UPND, Dr Canicius Banda? Just wondering.

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    • IWE @ JOHN CHINENA, YOU MUST READ BETWEEN THE LINES AND LISTEN TO THE CONVERSATION GOING ON ONLINE. THAT IS WHY PF ARE DULL GUYS THEY DON’T SEAT DOWN AND ARTICULATE ISSUES WELL. UBUFONTIN BWALICHILAMO WHICH IS A DISASTER TO OUR COUNTRY

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  11. there are 2 mutually exclusive precedents that the CoC MUST set today: RECOUNT OR RE-RUN( HH vs. ECL ) WITH MATIBINI AS CARETAKER. The first DEMANDS the CoC CUSTODY OF ALL BALLOT BOXES, although a lot must have been destroyed in the persevering power-vacuum. Failure to comply will be SURRENDER of the Constitution to villains and godless, cleptomaniac drunks! An even worse Scenario b’cos then all officers in this saga will de facto commit TREASON – the ARMY WILL BE THE INSTANCE OF LAST RESORT! The Armed Forces are the ultimate GUARDIAN OF THE STATE i.e. CONSTITUTION…Zambia MUST be saved – TODAY !!!

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  12. If you are not happy with our Kwacha,then start using USD or Shilling. Long live ECL. I mean,if your not happy with Zambia, go to Zimbabwe.

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  13. Ba madumbo naimwe “…the upnd led govt blaa blaa” in which country? Mayb in Namwala republic. Wait to attempt after 5 yrs. The Zambia pipo spoke in 7 provinces, not 3. Yo petition wil just expire on its own in 2 days time. EL wil b sworn-in even pa weekend so. Its back to developing the country & to sontaling, not day dreaming!!!

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  14. Yaba, GBM is indirectly telling us that UPND will only accept Concourt verdict in favor of UPND. Reading between the lines his statements are conflicting. Anyway the truth is that Concourt verdict will be in favor of ECL unless you blind to see.

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  15. imwe ba shonongo, lungu is and will be like it or not so if you heat hem go leave in america we

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  16. leave your papers to lawyers not to the president elect. Otherwise you will be trespassing and in the end you will be dealt with.

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  17. UPND cadres are brainwashed and can believe anything they want to hear…Which lawyers would go to state house instead of serving the summons to the President s lawyers who are known if at that really happened…Elections are won at the polling stations and not in the dock or courts of law…

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  18. Why didn’t the soldiers kill these so called lawyers! True lawyers don’t cite wrong provisions of the constitution. Mvunga na Sakwiba will bruise will tear you apart just as they shamed the state pali Black Mamba case.

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  19. UULI ONSE will be my president!Whether i like Lungu or HH,IF I don’t work hard for myself poverty would remain my news paper to read.Lungu or HH will never give me even 50 ngwee to say you supported me.Never!Whether I insult or not, I will get nothing out of it.The best i can do is to support whoever becomes the republican president and focus on my future success.Suppose i don’t like ECL or HH, then the one i don’t like is the president; will i go to state house and remove him from the presidency or kill him?Certainly NOT.Suppose i talk and talk + making all sorts of insults,what help is it for me or to me?Certainly no help to me a poor Zambian!I will ever remain a Zambian and suffer in Zambia as i have no where to go.Suppose I INVOLVE myself in violence and finally lose my precious…

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  20. Lungu Made a mistake to appoint those Judges(Chibomba-Tonga,Sitali-Lozi,Mulonda-kaseba’s relative and Nchito’s frined muyembe from N/western.Ba Lungu is in trouble in the name of balancing power.These chaps want their won to rule no matter what especially the president of concourt Chibomba..Zambia will be at war soon coz 7 provinces won’t accept if concourt rule in favor of HH.U win thru da ballot and not thru 4 corrupt Judges.These pipo will now destroy Zambia.In the name of One Zambia One Nation Lungu has brought this country down coz some pipo don’t care but want to rule at o costs.Lungu should do something now before Zambia is on fire.They have staged a coup but he is sleeping.Please wake up before it’s too late Mr.President.The will of pipo should prevail not for cartel and…

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  21. ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION ONE PEOPLE LET US JUST UNIT DONT FIGHT ONE ANOTHER WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS

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  22. If I were GBM I would quietly sit and wait for the verdict of the concourt. Yapping around at this hour may be grossly misinterpreted by many; including lawyers and judges working on the petition. What the man is trying to achieve by holding that press-briefing, only a fellow dunderhead can comprehend.

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  23. The message that will be sent is that no Tonga/Lozi/Luvale/Lunda/Kaonde should rule Zambia even if he wins a landslide victory.

    The best is to move to an autonomous N/W Rhodesia as even the Zambian Courts seem to be biased.

    We can boom economically as we already have:-

    Copper mines in Solwezi,
    Sugar in Mazabuka,
    Fisheries in western & Southern,
    Hydropower Stations at kafue, Kariba, Vic-falls.
    Therma power at Maamba
    Tourism at Vic-Falls & Kafue National Parks
    Agriculture in Southern
    Sawmills
    Gemstones in Ndola Rural

    What we now need is manufacturing & import substitution under wise leadership.

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  24. What kind of a party is this???? A party with full of people ,who hate even the development that has been taken to their door steps? Destroying a clinic,school, police post, burning tires in our expensive roads ? destroying infrastructure that has been put up to help them and there families? Beating up people suspected to have give PF a few votes?.
    Wake up Zambia don’t live in the parable of the boiled frog.
    Peace.

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  25. Just win Elections like what SATA did to MMD!!!!!!!!! Waiting for Concourt to declare u winner is agony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Moscow (OP) you are very dull. In fact you are just an idi0t. People like you can easily divide this country. You don’t deserve to live.

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  27. Comment: Zambians are not stupid. They voted for the best. Stop blogging now and have life until 2020 then appear otherwise you are a lost soul.

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  28. Maloza; we hear you. We hope that 20 years from now these areas will be developed and populated to an extent of voting UP & Down party in power. Mukose no kukosa. GBM you have won me. That’s leadership man!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. Some comments are so crazy that someone can almost fail to comment. How do you honestly ask that “is this issue still on?”The battle is not yet over though some politicians’ comments are really surprising,it is like they already know the outcome of the petition.

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  30. Tanzania has closed some media houses for irresponsible reporting. Hope Gbm will also go there and open those newspapers as he closes the Daily Nation in Zambia

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  31. GBM must be a dull person. He was Minister of Defence so it shocks me that he is the only Zambian that doesnt know that it is the Police that guard State House. Secondly, those UPND lawyers know that Edgar Lungu is represented , therefore, that petition or whatever it was should have been handed to his lawyers !

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  32. BRAVO GBM, EVER SINCE I KNEW TO BE A POLITICIAN, ITS MY FIRST TIME HEARING U SPEAKING GOOD WORDS THAT ADD VALUE TO THE NATION. “BRAVO”

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  33. THE DIE IS CAST, IT IS THURSDAY!
    I am waiting for Thursday 1st September 2016, latest will be Friday. Someone will cry…and accept the outcome as he says. BB

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  34. so ths pipo wants to win elections thru courts of law? bane tatulefwaya, elections are being won in the booth using ballot papers

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  35. I am not sure if GBM is being maliciouly used in this media report, as our Third World news reporters like to make up silly stories when there is no news to report. Yes, court has ruled in favour of PF, WE ALL KNOW THAT ALREADY.
    The Concourt has already decided that they will not waste time have a re-count of this election. They are going to let things be and let PF rule for another 5 years. Opposition in Zambian politics is not very strong, hence the loss of a clear case. Let us accept the result and ruling of the CONCourt as GBM says, if he did actually say this. Our media is usually full of lies, so we don’t know if GBM did produce this statement.
    Ironic as this election has been Zambians now have to accept that there is no democracy in the country. We are just one of the African…

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  36. Only a few weeks ago Upnd supporters were all praises for Tanzanian president. I want them to explain to me why “their “good president has closed 2 FM radio stations. Gbm is promising to reopen the closed media even though he knows the real reasons these shacks.

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  37. GBM and HH know in their hearts of hearts that they lost this election convincingly.This petition is just a facesaver by the UPND leadership who cannot successfully explain their loss of the election to “ka-ECL” and the dreaded PF to their supportters. You cannot win the Presidency through the courts. They simply cannot reconcile the loss result with their hatred for “ka ECL” and his Pf. BUT the people have decided.

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  38. What kind of a party is this???? A party with full of people ,who hate even the development that has been taken to their door steps? Destroying a clinic,school, police post, burning tires in our expensive roads ? destroying infrastructure that has been put up to help them and there families? Beating up people suspected to have give PF a few votes?.
    Wake up Zambia don’t live in the parable of the boiled frog.
    Peace.

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  39. By Staff Writer
    Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has said that even if Jesus was taken to Stand in Southern Province, Tongas will not for him.

    Mr Kambwili was making special appearance on ZNBC Sunday Interview which mainly features PF members.

    In apparent reference to southerners, Mr Kambwili said there is one province in this country where they would rather vote for a cow and not Jesus Christ.

    Mr Kambwili remarks came on the night when ZNBC main was aired four minutes late in effort by President Edgar Lungu to use every avenue to pacify the tribal talk.

    ZNBC used the First President Kenneth Kaunda to speak of unity via his famous One Zambia, One Nation.

    But the tribal remarks by Mr Kambwili did derail the very agenda President Lungu is trying to build…

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  40. Mutinta you are also an idi0t. Leave GBM alone, he is living happily with his wife. Why should you dogs continue talking about the past?

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  41. Mutinta you are also an idi0t. Leave GBM alone, he is living happily with his wife. Why should you dogs continue talking about the past? Just keep quiet! Atase!

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  42. Listening to our VP GBM speak yesterday, I for the first time saw why HH embraced him as Veep. HH was looking to the future incase he lost the election the party will be in safe hands. Not only does GBM have financial clout but he is a grassroots man having climbed up the ladder of business. He speaks well and understands the poor. 2021 HH has strongholds which he can use to campaign for GBM then GBM can use Miles, Maureen etc to force and win voters in the more elusive areas and get that vital vote that has eluded us as Upnd…HH is a genius no force will stand in 2021 trust me for now let us rebuild like never before.

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  43. Too late! The damage your leadership has done is irreparable! Leaders must be the first ones to condemn hooliganism and anarchy of its members and must not be seen to be quiet, deny or blame others for misfortunes of their members! This party will be a bygone! Watch this space!

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  44. People like this thing calling itself real man, the idi0t which can’t use it’s name like we are doing some of us, fool is a coward and the imbecile don’t deserve life in Zambia. I curse you idi0t! You must die soon! We don’t need idi0ts like you in Zambia. Whoever is championing tribal hatred for me such deserve death nothing else.

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  45. People like this thing calling itself real man, the idi0t which can’t use it’s name like we are doing some of us, fool is a coward and the imbeci1e don’t deserve life in Zambia. I curse you idi0t! You must die soon! We don’t need idi0ts like you in Zambia. Whoever is championing tribal hatred for me such deserve death nothing else.

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  46. Moscow, you have said something that I never thought of. The judges appointed by Edgar in the name of tribal balancing may bring him down. Lat us wait and see.

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  47. The soldiers did what they should have done even if a different person was in State House. In fact they were not even beaten by the soldiers at State house. If they were, Am sure, UPND chaps would not have repeated their childish visit! If that illegal visit was at my home they could have been confronted by my vicious dogs. Ukwenda umungulu!!!

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