Vernon Mwaanga comments on events in Luanshya

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Vernon Mwaanga
Vernon Mwaanga

Recent political developments in our country are very disturbing, annoying and give rise to uncertainty. Watching or listening to international news or clips showing police brutality in Luanshya against citizens who are merely exercising their constitutional and human rights to peacefully demonstrate or protest is unacceptable in what is supposed to be a democratic country.

Coupled with this, is the brutality and violence directed at journalists as evidenced by the assault on Lesa Kasoma Nyirenda, the director of Komboni radio only a few days ago, who ended up at the university teaching hospital.

A number of other journalists from the private media have also been subjected to similar attacks and inhuman treatment . What is even more , is the allergy by political leaders in government and their minions outside government not to allow or listen to opposing views on important issues of corruption, poor governance, human rights abuses, abuse of power by those in positions of authority and political intolerance.

The continuous arrest and harassment of opposition leaders and limiting their operating space is detrimental to the building of a free and democratic society where citizens are expected to enjoy equal rights regardless of ethnic or political affiliation.

It appears to have become fashionable for some senior party and government leaders to make highly irresponsible and inflammatory tribal statements which go unpunished and unrevoked and which fuel tribal tensions and grossly undermine our cherished national motto of one Zambia,one one nation, carefully crafted by our founding fathers and mothers of our nation, has served us well for the last 52 years, long before the current culprits became involved in public affairs.

Why are all these things happening now ? Leadership has something to do with it . The unbridled appetite for political power at any and all costs is a danger to the citizens. We just come out of highly contested elections, where the country emerged split right down the middle and where the constitutional court shamefully abdicated its duty by failing to hear the petition brought before it by the main opposition candidates, Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Mwamba on a technicality whose interpretation remains pending in the supreme court .

Given this sad state of affairs, I expected President Edgar Lungu and his government to pursue a path of national reconciliation and healing to calm the situation down , through meaningful and genuine dialogue with opposition parties for the sake of our motherland .

Those of us who were involved in liberation politics and in post independence politics know that no politician at the top remains there forever . We have witnessed a cycle which has brought about drastic power changes. If a leader in power does not treat those in the opposition with respect, how does he or she expect them to treat him or her with respect when inevitably out of power ? Political power is supposed to be used to influence and not oppress people .

How those in power use their power usually determines how it will be used against them when they are out of power . Political power in our situation is derived mainly from political contestation and must therefore be used judiciously .

This is why when your opponent is down, don’t think that you are the only one who should be up . Those who are not in government or those who criticise the government should not be viewed as enemies, but mere opponents who help to shape and strengthen our democracy. Having dialogue with foreign diplomats based in Zambia is important, but dialogue amongst ourselves as zambians is even more important . We face many internal challenges which require our collective resolve. It should not be a question of “them and us” , because this attitude will take our country nowhere.

I would like to see a zambia where the selflessness of our founding fathers, will take our country beyond ethnicity and towards a shared destiny; where a person shall not be judged by where they come from, but by the content of their character; where any person from any part of the country shall rise to any position that their skills and ability will allow ; where alliances will be forged on the basis of shared objectives of taking our country to greater heights ; where our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will live together in peace and embrace each other under one zambia, one nation, one people.

107 COMMENTS

  1. When the wise speak,the wiser listen. So please do not expect those ignorant mongrels called pf officials to take on your advise. They are worse than my stubborn dog snoopy who we recently vacinated

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    • nez please….
      are you telling us that you do not know the political history of this man?
      him and his kind, from unip through to subsequent mmd governments, are the main causers of this constitutional dilemma we are in.
      the best this convicted drug trafficker can do is to leave zambia alone.
      this guy participated in the mutilating of our constitution with impunity and now that the pf has completely ignored him, he wants to show some relevance to hh and his upnd……

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    • This tired old man has got a selective and biased memory…………..I never heard him condemn the ethnic cleansing that took place in Southern province. VJ, no one is above the law……..break it and you lose your freedom,it’s as simple as that.

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    • I thought it was, ‘Vernon Mwaanga something else’ I mean what sensible thing would this man have to say?

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    • This is the seed you sowed ba vj when you maliciously alleged that the printing of ballots in Dubai was gonna be questionable. Since that time, HH has not been his normal self. Tamulekota bwino yama. Just listen to your old self. I seriously think your relevance on the political scene has expired. Mr. VJ be useful and help tame your HH. He has gone bonkers with advisers like you, Scot and Miyanda. Very irrelevant indeed comrade VJ. Finished politician.

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    • when ba SATA was president, tongas or ist upnd members called him all sorts of derogatory names such as ‘ chi dictator, satan, etc yet the man was such a good man albeit his abrasive voice. now these same upnd chaps see what you are up against. aha ha ha ha … faka speed ECL.

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    • Only those who are tested know the path. In this case, an aspiring criminal like Edgar would be wise to take advice from a well connected Master VJ. VJ has done it all, he’s been up about for over half a century in Zambian Politics.

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    • This is why when your opponent is down, don’t think that you are the only one who should be up

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    • Shut up VJ, you are part of this mess through your Dudumwezi formula which failed to achieve your intended go. Chief rigger!

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    • I remember Lesa Kasoma & her twin sister at UNZA. They were both students.

      They are daughters of late Prof. Francis Kasoma, then head of Press Association of Zambia.

      Guys, LUNGU belongs in a dust bin.

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    • Sata came to power on a tribal ticket. To try and unmask this tribal tag he handpicked Lungu a “supposed” easterner who cant even speak his mother tongue fluently but can speak Bemba very well. We are now a polarized nation.

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    • Those guys in uniform beating up people are not policemen. They are a specially trained PF militia meting out punishment on any UPND supporters. Ask Kabimba where he sent them for training.

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    • VJ: After such an illustrious career it’s sad to see you revert to type and support regionalists. You seem to condone the disrespect shown by hh and gbm for the elected President.
      And what about the elephant in the room namely the regionalism clearly demonstrated in the pattern of voting in Southern Provincince, NWP and WP Provincince?. Is this what you fought? If you don’t condemn these traits then Sir you are now irrelevant.

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    • A ZIMBABWEAN FRIEND TOLD ME THAT POLICE BRUTALITY AND TARGETING OF POLITICAL OPPONENTS AND CADRE MENTALITY IS TYPICAL OF MUGABE’S TYRANT RULE ON THE CITIZENS. ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT HAS SERIOUSLY BENCHMARKED ZIMBABWE ON HOW TO SILENCE DIVERGENT VIEWS AND CRITICS. THIS IS A MONSTER THAT HAS INVADED ZAMBIA UNDER LUNGU’S REIGN.

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  2. Ba Vernon, your relevance is long past and forgotten, besides, sorry to say, you’re Tonga. Rest my case.

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    • Such kind of irresponsible statements and warped thinking are bringing tension and divisions in the country. Honestly this all you could say??

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    • good advise is always good regardless of where it is coming from,despite his past the points he has raised are valid and i have also noticed the majority of the bloggers are still on that tribal b.s get over it already we are zambians.

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  3. Kasangani III you dont know what you are talk about your better of shut up than just bark like a dog.

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  4. Vernon: arrange for a meeting with those who are the architects of this nonsense and teach them how to behalf when you loose an election. You have a lot of experience in elections.

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  5. I can’t stand PF dogs barking at anyone who says anything sensible. This is the reason I have now resorted not to be reading these online publications because it’s so stressful reading thru stup1d PF comments. PF are definitely destroying this country in every thinkable way faster than we think.

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    • There are some equally rabid remarks from UPND supporters. If you are to then seriously you must be balanced and condemn both groups, not just one.

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  6. Ba VJ these things are happening because your Hungry Hyena nephew and fellow Ila HH with his half caste Ndebele – Bemba humpty dumpty wife beating vulgar mouthed lumpene GBV together with a grouping of political misfits and brainwashed Ila and Tonga cattle rustlers have caused it to happen by provoking the situation and trying by all means to cause chaos in the country out of sheer desperation seeing they are complete losers not only in politics but in the game of life!

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  7. Ba VJ these things are happening because your Hungry Hyena nephew and fellow Ila HH with his half caste Ndebele – Bemba humpty dumpty wife beating vulgar mouthed lumpene GBV and a grouping of political misfits plus brainwashed Ila and Tonga cattle rustlers have caused it to happen by provoking the situation and trying by all means to cause chaos in the country out of sheer desperation seeing they are complete losers not only in politics but in the game of life!

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  8. IN ZAMBIA ITS LIKE DEMOCRACY MEANS THE FREEDOM TO DO ANYTHING EVEN IF IT IS CONTRARY TO CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS. ANYONE CAN DEFECATE ANYWHERE, AND WHEN CALLED TO ACCOUNT THEY SCREAM LOUDLY THAT THEIR FREEDOMS HAVE BEEN INFRINGED.

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    • Very right @Chisenga. I think we can never develop with democracy being misunderstood like this by the opposition. Democracy is a killer for any poor country. It is no wonder great nations became democratic only after they became developed. Our democracy must be restricted/controlled.

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  9. @ mwansa original fake…The problem with tongas they think Zambia is in their pockets . hh and gbm were arrested for unlawful assembly and inciting people to arise against government. If hh and gbm did not do what they did the beating of blind under5 cadres was not going to happen it’s because of idio.ts like he and gbm who wants to make Zambia ungovernable. VJ go to he’ll.

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  10. VJ you useless vaggina. You are useless like General Miyanda. VJ to make it even worse you were given the chance when you were in power to enhance human rights through progressive constitution, laws and bills.
    Now you are outside power you feel the pinch Musa tan yo. You are a big FO0L and you stink like toilet paper.

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    • “Se.xual violence against women has become a political tool to suppress dissenting views in Zambia. The brutal beating and incarceration of the director for Komboni Radio is unwarranted but not necessarily shocking. However, what is shocking is that she was se.xually abused in the process – she was stripped naked! What has this got to do with the conduct of police duties? What type of society tolerates this type of behavior from its state agents? Would President Lungu tolerate this type of inhumanity if it involved his wife or daughter? No, God forbid! No woman deserves to be violently stripped naked. It is a worst form of insult; it is repulsive and should not be tolerated,” Dr Musumali

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  11. KK taisted the brutality when the opposition campain to power, FJT taisted the brutality of not being in GRZ anymore, RB has been saved from the full wrath of the law by a corrupt lungu.

    Lungus turn will come as sure as the sun raises from the east.
    Lungus will actually be jailed.

    This man has destroyed zambias democratic credentials in the short time he was ruled.

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  12. VJ with due respect to your service on several occasions in various Government positions in the past, You’re now a really spent force… If you have issues why not see the authorities…

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  13. Where in the world does a loser need negotiation to accept defeat? That loser must then be a danger to others believe me! HH needs counseling from people he respects and I don’t think they include ECL! So let’s not waste time on things that are straight forward, as the Speaker rightly put it regarding someone’s denial in parliament!

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  14. To me VJ ‘s writing is mature and deserve serious readership. Some of the comments here are so immature. Don’t just see the name and start commenting. Read te content. whether you are PF or UPND this country needs healing

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  15. You asked for it, we saved you Mr ECL on a silver plate, so why start complaining of undemocratic means,

    Bane, this is just the beginning…

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  16. What is annoying is failure by losers to recognize a legitimately elected government in Zambia. What is annoying is failure to accept defeat. What is annoying is displacing people in Namwala because they are not Tonga. What is annoying is to go to visit would be convicts in jail to arouse anarchy. What is annoying to have a tribal party trying to destroy the good name of Zambia.

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    • You forgot 1 thing Mr. James, what is more annoying is failing to accept defeat even before voting.

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  17. A big person like should know that an opposition party that was bent at witch hunting even before the elections were held is not fit to be a party in Zambia. You know better! Please stop blaming the winner for self-inflicted folly that we are seeing today! This loser will never president in Zambia!

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  18. “How those in power use their power usually determines how it will be used against them when they are out of power”. This statement reminds me of FTJ and KK. ECL must be careful. He will be alone. Where is Shansonga?

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  19. I don’t understand how PF supporters operate. VJ like any other person has made mistakes but when he speaks sense wise people must listen. Even wise men like Solomon and Davide made mistakes but God forgave them. VJ is displaying the bravery of our forefathers who fought for our independence without fear. It’s people like VJ who brought back multi party politics in zambia. I just wonder where other freedom fighters are when it’s clear that lungu is creating a dictatorship in zambia in the same way that founder members of the MMD have allowed RB to destroy MMD! Why should zambia be making international news headlines for the wrong reasons? Policemen brutilising defenseless women and the slapping of useless charges on opposition leaders that are untenable at law are very embarrassing…

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  20. when tongas where beating northerners and easterners after ECL was declared winner this former drug dealer never condemned that. hh and gbm want to be above the law. it won’t happen. when they dare the state, the state will respond appropriately

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  21. This HING’OMBE HILEDE is Foolish including his sympathisers like Chi VJ.people were displaced in NAMWALA they were quite,government offices in Livingstone were destroyed,calling for armagedon,his MPs boycotting parliament,a number of his party members defecting to PF and jumping from one court to another. all this tension you have caused,and you have failed to become a president,what more do you want to do? just wait for 2021 so that you loose again.

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  22. VJM does have a point. Our country is descending into a Police State. Even here on LT there’s censorship going on all the time as the hosts try to present a picture purporting overall support for the despotic regime in power. I do recognise that VJM was part of the KK regime that trampled on our rights for 27 years, glorifying the one party state. He is not angel. However, we do have a problem only those with tinted eyes won’t see. ECL has failed to understand the tenets of democracy. We have a situation also of overzealous cadres in positions of authority, believing that a day will not dawn when they will be held to account. This not about Tongas because I am not a Tonga. This is about right. Let’s not destroy our country by supporting someone with selfish motives. Chawamila galu!

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  23. Stupid Zambians…you cant see that Zambia is sinking economicaly cause of poor management. ..busy yapping about nothing…i want u to suffer more under pf…***** panu…am in London…tested good life and my family…driving latest BMW. ..and latest Range Rover…well here its nothing…its normal life…keep on suffering na ba pf…

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  24. What else can he support apart from being tribal. This man has expired from the political shelf. He is a waste to national building. Sir – You are the one who advised yo HechHech that Dubai is going to rig elections and from that time your HechiHechi has never been normal – he is running all over like a headless chicken thinking that he is the president.
    Your rotten mouth is not what Zambia needs now!

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  25. EXTREMELY LEWD AND RIDICULOUS COMMENTS FROM THIS OLD FOLK.
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    In your old age, shouldn’t you conserve your energy by staying quiet rather than being offensive and insensitive to the cold blooded behaviour of your stooge, HH. Who doesn’t know that you’re one of the heaviest HH’s surrogates and chief advisers. You take pride if the inside happenings of our country are exposed, incredible satire and dangerous behaviour.

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  26. VJ makes a lot of sense and his views are right regardless of your political affiliation. What is disheartening is reading the comments on this blog from either the current so called leaders or those awaiting to take over from them. It appears the majority of commentators’ judgment is clouded by their support for their political parties.

    There was a time when you log onto LT, you are assured of reading sensible, balanced and intellectual comments. These days this blog has been taken over by ‘die-hard’ cadres wh blindly either support their supreme gods or insult anything else that is against them. It’s remarkable!

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  27. HH is a citizen like any other zambian. Don’t force him to accept defeat when he has all the reasons to deny it. Just provide a platform for him to be heard justly. I hesitate to confirm anything on campaigns, elections and their results but if what I read on online publications and indeed what am seeing as consequential reaction from the PF and it’s government, then HH and GBM may just be right not to recognize ECL. Someone needs to tell me when seeking Justice became a crime. This god people are creating in ECL will surely work against mother Zambia, that’s if it’s not already doing so. I honestly hope one day we ca see through cadrehism and do what is right regardless of who is involved.

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  28. VJ! Are you saying the police should watch people break the law because it’s there constitution right. What a Hypocrite you are? Please present your case by advising both the losers and winners to respect the laws of the land. Be reminded that HH and GBM cannot fight for the rights of Zambians. Zambians said no to FTJ third term, no to KK, no to Miyanda, no to Banda, no to HH and again no to HH & GBM. We do win elections in court sorry Mr VJ. Tell them to respect the people’s choice and UPND had no evidence but a list of what they claim as malpractices which were only in Lusaka leaving the three provinces they won. Big shame on you VJ ..and your TH

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  29. Some people are advising VJ to save the little energy left of him before HIV/AIDS takes him. His aspiration was to get a job from DOUBLE H. This hasn’t worked for him and is as bitter as his nephew DOUBLE H. We have some old but educated people like Hon Sikota Wina who anyone can see that they are above cheap tribal politics. This nan spent all his life womanising and owns nothing at his age. My 11 year grand son asks me difficult questions like “why is it that every Tonga is UPND?” and “where will people chased from Namwala go?”. Shame!

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  30. There is absolutely no need to condemn VJ, a man who is espousing what democracy means. Persecuting of opposition leaders is embarrassing to me as a PF member, the n0nsense of accusing HH breaking the law should come to an end please. There is no murder here, you are embarrassing us

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  31. It’s shameful to leave in Zambia now. The Police brutality being witnessed has never been witnessed. Completely un necessary

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  32. It’s shameful that when someone gives advice on good governance and democracy they are kicked and abused.
    The PF listen to no one, they do not care to take advice. Shameful.

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    • Please whatever we comment, about the elections always remember that some leaders refused to accept defeat before elections took place.

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  33. Please wise men and women forgive BA VJ CIPUBA cenu akashishi kabi. No one is above the law. Let him do again stupid stupid things arrest and fasten up ka jail process. Baka mukontolole

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  34. Tired minds who can’t add value to mother Zambia. Why is VJ trying to show his relevance to us now when he is among the chaps in the history of Zambia who helped mutilate our democratic institutions????????????

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  35. Wise men speak. Thumb up VJ for wise counsel.

    Its beta for me to wash my dog than reading tribal comments.

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  36. VJ, please ask HH to deal with his ‘unbridled appetite for political power at any and all costs’. He ‘is a danger to the citizens’. Wrong is wrong and police have the duty to avert danger to the general citizenry.

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  37. PF is just an evil institution and this is what happens when you have a drunk president being advised by thugs like Kaizer, Kambwili, Chama and Mumbi with police cadres like Kaganja and Katanga. Shame on you PF cadres who’re supporting this evil in our nation. God is watching and Lungu and his thugs will not escape God’s wrath one day

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  38. One would have expected this old malabishi to make reconciliatory statement by urging both parties to shoe restraint. But again what do you expect him to stay especially that we are talking about his fellow ila. Fucck You VJ

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  39. Vj is correct what he is saying and trying to keep zed as one zambia one nation. BUT…. typical pf kaponya condem him.

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    • If one Zambia one nation is important then comments from prominent people should not be taking side, I feal so!

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  40. NEZ:New Educated Zambian-I warned u-if u remember very well,I tod u dat Lungu ll win not becoz he”s superhuman no but becoz pipo jst love his personality.Economic wise Zambia is not well but it doesn’t mean changing a President can entirely save da situation.

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  41. In developed democracies such as South Africa and USA people’s freedoms are respected. I was taken aback watching fellow citizens being brutalized in Luanshya for merely assembling near a police station to offer solidarity to their political leaders..VJ ‘s statement should be ready from non partisan angle and you will get some sense
    The country is cut into half with 1.7 million voting for opposition and 1.8 million voting PF. With this kind of results I expect PF leadership to receive people’s verdict with a greatest sense of humility and lead the people and NOT TO RULE THEM using state institutions. All these terrorism acts start when people are suppressed to the point where they no longer see sense in voting, going to police or indeed going to court as justice is not there. We…

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    • What a dullard, do you know what brutality is? The countries you cite as having ” developed democracies” savagely deal with riotous behaviour, Zambia is far away from them that. The UPND cadres were being riotous.
      Hungry Hyena and fat Albert over stepped the mark in the face of it, and even then they were treated humanely. F**kers like you and VJ have a disjointed view of reality.In fact let’s just say you have vested interests, tribal interests.

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  42. Well spoken, VJ. Chagwa’s poor leadership is a source of grave concern. Once lost peace & common decency is extremely to recover. Ivory Coast, Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe are clear examples

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  43. VJ if you want your message to be heard, first start with the achievements and them spice it with your opinion. As long as it is the party in question, you always want to judge otherwise. We are not surprised because when you were running government you and your group never allowed NONSENSE to prevail. Wisdom is eluding you as you grow older but I expected the opposite. May God grant you the wisdom to analyse situations for the benefit of not only a click of society but the hole country.

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  44. This old drug baron is really annoying. VJ, if you have nothing to say just shut up. We are tired of these unwarranted comments from your under 5 party and its officials.

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  45. I am yet to hear wise politicians who do not just look at one side of their interest, but rather issue criticism basing on what went wrong ….. What was expected …. etc, lest you also fuel lawlessness. Among the key factors are the president, PF party, UPND party, the police, the media, Luanshya residents and us writing and observing. We ought to write something about everyone of these parties and advise appropriately, or we too become a channel of evil. Do not underestimate the gravity of your words……

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  46. vj is a spent politician holding on to dear life… all those supporting lawlessness i urge you to grow a pair. upnd has 5 years to regroup and try again at the ballot, noti ifi ifyaku chita provoke situation and then cry foul when you get an assbeat. mind you the police have the right to apply ‘appropriate’ force.

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  47. Judging by the comments, Zambia is in trouble. These PF cadres have no respect for democracy. The leadership of this country is under the influence of Kaponyas . Their comments are so evil. They can not see sense in any meaningful discussions. All Thier efforts is to protect dictatorship tendencies. For them brutality is a way of life. People are complaining about this brutality and it will come to pass.

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  48. Mr NEZ naimwe twaleni uko ubupuba bwenu, ati wisdom, Vernon Chipuba Mwaanga is your idea of a wise man? What sort of human beings are you? Then I don’t know where UPND is headed to.
    What your “wise man” should be doing is to discourage the opposition leaders from inciting innocent citizens and protect them from exposure to police action. The women should be attending to their children the way Mrs Hichilema is doing.

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  49. Hitler was not born s dictator. His ignorant blind followers turned him into a monster. And when the defeat finally came, they turned their backs on him yo die alone of self inflicted gunshot

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  50. The intention of GBM and HH us to use thise poor men and women to cause maximum damage and injury and even death to innocent people and property. Force by police is justified. By me they can use a bullet or two if necessary to show them that disturbing a peaceful society does not pay. But the better solution is to lock up the two leaders for a few weeks. Anyway if HH and GBM repeat their stuipidity, naturally they will be arrested again and naturally any judge will deny them bail until the case is heard and concluded (this time no 14 days but indefinitely as HH suggested). Even our very own infamous Justice Hilda Chibomba would have no choice but to deny bail, or perhaps you think that she would find some tribally inclined excuse to grant bail? Possible if the recent past is anything to…

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  51. ..Possible if the recent past is anything to go by. As we all know the current events and behaviour of HH all stem from the behavour of the same judge to tribally defile the constitution that fateful Saturday night. Because of that she should bear responsibility for any violence and bloodshed that HH will bring upon this peaceful nation.

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  52. Biassiness!! Typical of upnd boys. What about my sister who was brutalised by your Tonga’s? What do you say? We are not stupid? If you are genuine show impartiality and condemn the ethic violence that happened right under your nose.

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  53. The fossil has been resurrected from political slumber. His friends like Made sure they saved enough for their future, but here he’s hoping for an HH appointment. Shame on you VJ. Can you compare the US brutality to that ZWD generated clip?

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  54. @49, I see clearly far more dictatorial qualities in HH than in any other Zambian politician living today, in the past or in the future.

    And I see only regionalism in that ugly looking old sack called Vernon Mwanga. An otherwise brilliant and eminent Zambian and international citizen reduced to a “******** chesu” and tribalist just by association with HH and UPND. Can’t this old sack see that there is something unusually wrong with HH because of GBM? I mean politically HH has always been underfive and fooolish, but he has never sunk to this level until the advent of GBM.
    Can’t the old idoit Mwaanga before it dies off put aside its stupiodity just for a short while and apply the little that remains of its intellect to pump some sense into this excited boy HH?

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  55. @41 Rolnard, Vernon Idoit Mwaanga’s statement can only be read from one angle, the tribal angle, for the avoidance of doubt his tribal angle. You can’t run away from the tonga tribal remarks of Mwaanga, and other UPND leaders, after all HH himself has kaunched a tribal war against people from eastern? Didn’t he say that he lost because of a specific ngoni officer in ECZ and a soecific ngoni former President of Zambia? And he was very proud when he boasted that he had “convinced” a specific tonga Judge (female to avoid doubt) at the Concourt to overturn an earlier Concourt verdict that the constitutional 14 days had elapsed. When this female tonga Judge was overruled by a legitimate vote in which she participated freely and legitimately, all hell broke loose and HH could no longer…

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  56. Contd….When this female tonga Concourt Judge was overruled by a legitimate vote in which she participated freely and under her legitimate authority and supervision, all hell broke loose and HH could no longer hide his tribal roots in Zambian politics. Ngonis were the target as mice eaters while HH conveniently forgot that just before his tribal cleansing detergent GBM came on the scene his and UPND mantra was bemba monkeys. That is how they hounded out Canissius, but the foool GBM has his shock still to come. HH still thinks bembas are monkeys in a maize field.

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  57. VJ is a tired man, old age is catching up with him now and everything he did in the past is now haunting him, too bad old man. Just turn to God. Remember tshala mwana, you thought were the staring of those days, where are your friends now, most of them are in the grave yard. Feel sorry for you. It’s never too late to repent.

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  58. Pot calling the kettle black! MMD, great to have all this insight and wisdom now when your party is not in power. Take a seat please and enjoy your retirement!

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  59. It is astonishing to note that Ba Vernon Mwaanga is fading off into a wrong colour. Where was VJ when UPND clobbered to death PF supporters in Kasama, Chongwe and Ndola? His rantings are deeply lased with tribalism. Did VJ bury his head in the sand when UPND cadres swarmed like bees to beat up a Bemba Teacher in Sinazongwe?

    As a former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diplomat at the UN, why is VJ failing to offer a diplomatic apology to Uganda over his wild allegation of rigging in Uganda by his ‘imagined’ Dubai based Printing Company? His role in UPND has been to mentally prepare the Tongas NEVER to accept the Presidential election defeat of HH even before the the election day. Yet strange things were at play never to allow other parties to freely operate in Tongaland . I bet CBU is…

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  60. I bet CBU is agonizing for having awarded VJ an Honorary Doctorate degree.

    Does VJ really believe HH and GBM are normal as they utter seditious statements in Mpongwe? It is a pity that VJ has mutated into an aging Tribalist.

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  61. What does VJ say about the burning of houses and property belonging to suspected PF members in Namwala?. I have never heard VJ condemning such violence. But he will be quick to condemn PF if UPND culprits are arrested. if VJ were the President would he just tolerate someone inciting his cadres not to recognize him as President? What VJ MUST do is to counsel HH to accept reality. Lungu was voted by us as Zambians. I strongly believe that if we were to vote again HH would be defeated again.

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  62. HH, GBM and Nevers Mumba (False prophet) should stop pretending that they do not know that Edgar Lungu won the elections. Only occultic and demon possessed people behave like that.

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  63. did you know that even when we know bed-wetting is natural and a reflex action done by most kids without their inner consent, we still beat them hoping that, even in their sleep, they will remember it is a punishable offense. its the same with loosing elections. Most loosing politicians world over behave like toddlers and many are the times they need some bit of shambock to re-align them with reality. ECL is very soft on this for sure.

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  64. Inciting hate and violence is a terrorism offence punishable by any government so why is VJ failing to give HH words of wisdom or even good political advice on how to strategise for the 2021 elections instead of fighting a lost cause. Done has been done the people have spoken respect their wish.

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  65. WHEN YOU ARE NO LONGER AMONG THE RULING ELITE PULLING THE STRINGS YOU TEND TO SAY SUCH THINGS, DEMOCRACY SHOULD HAVE ITS LIMITS LIKE ANY OTHER GOOD THING, NO OPPOSITION WHETHER THEY FEEL THEY WON SHOULD FEEL ITS OK TO PUBLICLY TELL PEOPLE THAT ECL IS NOT THE PRESIDENT AND EXPECT TO FACE NO CONSEQUENCES FOR SUCH.

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  66. VJ rigged in SP and ensured those who did not vote upnd are beaten. Shut up and just go and sell drugs in China so they can hang you once caught. A very immoral man giving advice on issues beyond his behaviour

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  67. Ba VJ must advise HH to apologise to the Zambians on Tribalism remarks which has used as the basis foundation of UPND that only Tonga man shall lead the Party. HH has kept this inner concerption and looked forward to prove it to the Country that who said a Tonga cannot become the President but it failed to happen.
    We are yet to see who will replace HH and if it will be a Tonga then the conclusion will be drawn that UPND was founded on tribal lines. HH has realised that tribalism has failed to forge the Party beyond even by trying to use cosmetic tribe fusing in of GBM thinking being a Bemba will influence the Northerners but the plan flopped.

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  68. As much as VJ Mwanga may have a point here, it is very difficult to take him seriously looking at his past and how he brought the same draconian laws that are being used against Journalists when he served as Minister of information. Right now if Edgar Lungu was to ask him to join government he will develop amnesia about everything he is saying now. The best thing he should do is to apologize to the Zambia people for failing to secure their freedoms through the constitution other than the goodwill of an individual.

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  69. VJ is offside.He spent decages in goverment amassing wealth and dacing to Shalamwana music instead of helping citizens to have a good public order act.HH & GBM are lawless persons.I pity the poor members of UPND who are still in cells at luashya central police just because of them.Thanks for their money they are out though their blind followers are not only suffering in cells but also forgetten by HH ,GBM and upnd at large.

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  70. “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

    “The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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  71. VJ is very much out of place when the namwala Tongas attacked the Northern and Eastern where was VJ.Chiwamila Galu kuluma mbuzi.He was a cabinet minister in three Government why was not able to correct these ills,infact he kept never said anything when our brothers had there house burnt down by his tonga from namwala.before this old man says something he needs ask himself what has done to the people he is accusing of being evil. Tonga should not think they will break the law and people will be watching without reaction forget it. Do unto others has wish them to do to you.violence begets violence. before you complain first sit HH down pump some sense into his brain let him comdenm violence in Namwala some of where affected what did you do you said nothing meaning you supported the…

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