President   of Uganda Yoweri Museveni with President Edgar Lungu  flaked  with  Minister of Justice Given Lubinda  addresses the press  during his  arrival at Kenneth Kaunda Airport
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni with President Edgar Lungu flaked with Minister of Justice Given Lubinda addresses the press during his arrival at Kenneth Kaunda Airport

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has the praised the decision by the South African Government to pull out of the the International Criminal Court (ICC), making the country the second this week, after Burundi, to move to leave the tribunal that pursues the world’s worst atrocities.

Speaking to journalists shortly after arriving at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 16-45 hours local time in Zambia, the visiting President said the decision by South Africa to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) is very good.

“It is a very good decision that South Africa has done that. In fact, it is (the ICC) that is very useless,” he said.

President Museveni, who is in the country to grace Zambia’s independence celebrations tomorrow, was welcomed at the airport by President Lungu, some Cabinet Ministers, Minister for State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryemu, Ugandan High Commissioner to Tanzania and Zambia Dorothy Hyuha and his Zambian counterpart, Judith Kapijipanga, defence chiefs, senior Zambian and Ugandan government and ruling PF officials as well as patriotic Zambians and Ugandan nationals.

On bilateral relations between Uganda and Zambia, Mr Museveni said they are cordial for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries.

He also commended the people of Zambia for re-electing President Edgar Lungu.

Meanwhile, Mr Museveni was greeted to a thunderous welcome by both the military and cultural performances.

The Ugandan leader was accorded a 21-gun salute mounted for him by the Zambia Army.

The PF women choir also sung solidarity songs while Nomakanjani dance troupe also danced to exhibit Zambia’s rich cultural heritage.

The 2016 Independence Day celebrations theme is dubbed, “Consolidating our independence and national unity for a smart Zambia.”

President Edgar Lungu with President   of Uganda Yoweri Museveni during his arrival at Kenneth Kaunda Airport
President Edgar Lungu with President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni during his arrival at Kenneth Kaunda Airport
President Edgar Lungu welcomes President   of Uganda Yoweri Museveni at Kenneth Kaunda Airport
President Edgar Lungu welcomes President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni at Kenneth Kaunda Airport
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    • Edgar’s body language is like he is the visitor. is he scared in his own country? This is why HH says Lungu enda fye uwalokwa. Cheer up man, we have forgotten about petition.

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    • Museveni is a useless dictator who is destined to face the ICC. It is incredible that Ugandans, who gave us Idi Amin – Africa’s Presidential nutter, persist with people like Museveni who is a bumbling overinflated calabash who is just good at abusing and [email protected] Ugandans. This dictator has just made his wife into a minister and his son as second Commander of their Special Forces. This was soon after rigging the last elections and charging his competitor Besigye with treason and sedition (sounds familiar?). Why should Lungu hang out with such scum of Africa?

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    • Museveni, you have exported your Dictatorship to Zambia and now you are following up to see how successful your project has gone. You and Mugabe, the best judge is God and judgment is very very close for you.

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    • Kikikikiki! You think “forgotten about petition” can lift his spirits up? Its guilt that makes him so timid

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    • Museveni is as old as dirt and a tyrant. He is afraid to face the ICC. A useless autocrat who came to rejoice with Lungu for stealing the election. Lungu looks scared because he knows he is not a legitimate president.

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    • Sinono says its for God to judge. I don’t agree. God did his part, its our collective responsibility to get rid of the worst amongst ourselves. We have capacity to better look after ourselves.

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    • Lungu is a Fo.o.ol, how at his age would he be aligning to Dictators? We have Young Smart African like Uhuru? who is really doing well for his country.. damn Zambia, we always go for the worst.. That’s why he thinks like an old man.. what independence when its slavery for people.. still blaming the west despite being in power for years.

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  1. Why has our Hiv Aids infested president invited this id1ot we the majority Zambian don’t need this id1ot.

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    • Museveni is just scum. He should stay away from Zambia. We have nothing to learn from this idyot.

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  2. Evidence that MUseveni helped our aids infested president to rig the election. Mat0le yabo baf1kala aba.

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  3. The Ugandan leader was accorded a 21-gun salute mounted for him by the Zambia Army.
    For what? for jailing opposition leaders and sharing rigging tactics with the incompetent ECL. I do not respect these people. As a young person, I cannot find anything that I can emulate from them. Shame on us Africans. We need role models.

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  4. Obviously M7 is a dictator and a man who doesn’t adhere to rule of law or respect term limits he will always side with fellow abusers of power.Zuma too abused power and used $26m of taxpayers money to upgrade a private residence and he got caught.

    Birds of the same feather flocking together.

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  5. Only criminals can opt to leave the ICC.Those who mean well for their countries can never even consider to leave the ICC.Zambians we are copycats.So the next country to leave is Zambia.

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  6. Yes True Patriot, you ate right. Dictators are pulling out of the ICC and I am seeing Zambia as the next country because we have a Dictator.

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  7. Yes True Patriot, you are right. Dictators are pulling out of the ICC and I am seeing Zambia as the next country because we have a Dictator.

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  8. We welcome the iron man of the Great Lakes President Museveni!

    However I personally disagree with South Africa’s move to leave the ICC, they have set a bad precedent. Leaders and those in opposition who commit crimes heinous such as DRC’s Gen Bemba must be dealt with, next on list is Hungry Hyena Aka HH for the atrocities he encouraged to be committed in Southern Province.

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  9. May it not happen for Mother Zambia. Let us at least have some legal credibility amid empty stomachs.

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    • @Jericho Mulofwa: I am afraid your wish and that of many other patriotic Zambians will remain just that: A WISH. If you notice, no one asked Museveni about South Africa leaving the ICC. He volunteered that information. It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that, that is exactly the reason he was invited to our country. He is on the wanted list at the ICC and as we know the UPND have or are planning to take their case to the ICC. So he and his protege Lungu believe the only way to beat that rap is to pull out of the ICC.

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  10. Buck teeth Lungu @ “This was soon after rigging the last elections and charging his competitor Besigye with treason and sedition (sounds familiar?).” Museveni has come to advise ECL how to handle HH and GBM. observe what will happen after this visit.

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  11. Only Uncle Bob is in a position to opt out of ICC given that he has paid off the IMF debt…these two can only bark like toothless guard dogs!!

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    • Why do you want crimes committed in Syria to be similarly committed in Africa with impunity? Africa needs all the help it can get from the rest of the world to maintain law and order. The dirt poor people of Syria, Yenen, Somalia, DRC, Zambia and Zimbabwe need protection from their own tyrants.

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  12. Hiho hiho hiho hiho hiho…….what else can the donkeys in that opposition party say but hiho hiho hiho hiho? You see, I have not mentioned the opposition party by name, but they know that only they are donkeys and no other oppositition party. You have seen and read for yourself their comments on Madam Inonge Wina’s statement in parliament on President Lungu’s health.

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  13. Tongas still crying…with their kadansa hh, are gnashing their and crying… until 2026,,,,,denning u can go hang no one gives sh.it for kachemas and nyamazais….

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  14. Ch1kala iwe whether you are PFool or Pangarian family we all are feeling the economic mess of the incompetent and id10tic president of the millenium Edgar Chapona Kaloba Chakolwa WRungu

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  15. Do not say things that you are not sure of or unable to prove how do prove that ECL and Museven rigged there last elections?

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  16. If ringing is possible,let the continue rigging so that Satanist will never come close presidency. The so called rigging is a blessing to Zambia for not having a Satanist president.

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  17. I thank those who helped stop tongas coming near plot 1,
    Thanks to mu7, chavula, chilubanama, kaiser zulu,…. For sending kachema hh to coolers for next 10 years. Imagine a tonga president # kuti mafwa ku nsala…bafik.ala akaso#

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    • Katenu kobe what you are supporting is not sustainable,if animals like you ruled from independence we would have been like Somalia,your hate for tongas is annoying all right thinking Zambians,its just a matter of time things will back fire on your bemba tribalism.Your history of tribalism is well documented,in the past you fought Kamanga Reuben,Aurthur Wina,Mazoka A,RBanda.You are now trying to recruit Easterners to your evil schemes but us from the old school know that you are now in trouble as the easterners are aware of your schemes and are lying in abush to hammer you. Wactch the space.

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  18. I agree, Mseveni is as bad as they come but I agree with him for praising SA for leaving ICC. ICC is a form of colonial rule. Do you mean to tell me that Africans can’t unite to form their regional court to solve their own problems? So it is fit for Africans to call on their colonial masters to come and discipline them like children when they mess up? I say hats off to Zuma’s government for getting rid of ICC and every sensible African country should get rid of ICC. Look at what became of Irag, what has ICC done about the leaders responsible for this? Nothing, but ICC is busy looking for African leaders to imprison, get ICC out of Africa.

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    • @Chillibites, it is Africans themselves who have been reporting to the ICC. It is African countries that signed on the dotted line. The fact they are withdrawing is OK because it is provided for. What we are now watching with baited breath is what African countries are going to do with the atrocities that happen regularly in their backyards both physical and psychological. That is the big deal now…

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    • msveni happy as he has committed war crimes and will also leave the ICC – only those guilty of an offence are happy not to stand before the courts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. and look at all those people at the airport. they’re being paid for doing nothing but to go and drink at the VIP lounge

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  20. Once upon a time world known dignitaries would grace our beautiful land to the awe of all our neighboring friends. This time, world known persons grace our land to the scone and dismay of our neighbors.

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  21. Its good to see who ECL associates with and its good to know who accepts to come here. We recall the frontline states, the preferential trade area, etc. they all began with a few good guys even though others saw them as evil. East African Community is a massive and potential market lets exploit it I hope we wont have the ordinary state visit were we share a glass of wine and forget. In 2021 UPND under new and rejuvenated leadership we shall explore the ECA, SADCC,COMESA as markets for our own growth and source such things as cheap energy, and renewable energy….Zambia Forward the future belongs to us.

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    • Museveni has improved the economy of his nuclear family best. That’s why he will not be retiring soon.

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    • which uganda are you talking about ? the uganda he rules with an iron fist is poor due to corrupt leadership!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Museveni is a tin pot dictator from whom is protege Chakolwa Lungu cannot learn anything worthwhile.

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  23. ARE THERE NO BETTER PRESIDENTS TO INVITE THAN MUSEVENI? WHAT IS WITH MUSEVENI & MUGABA THAT OTHERS ARE SEEING WHICH WE CAN NOT SEE? OR IS IT THE ISSUE OF THE EMPIRE’S NEW CLOTHES?

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  24. This guy does not deserve to grace our Independence Day. He has been in power since 1986 (30 years). Even Super Ken was in power for only 27 years.

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  25. On tour promoting criminal anarchy.
    Museveni on a triamph tour against democracy
    from a nation that never changed government using a ballot box but a bullet.
    What can we learn from mugabe and museveni!
    Its really a dununa reverse scenario when KK BEST FRIENDS FOR ZAMBIA WHERE GENERAL TITO OF YUGOSLVIA, GHADAFFI, SADDAM HUSSEIN, POL POT OF CAMBODIA, CASTROL OF CUBA, MAO OF CHINA.
    Dununa reverse to the 1970s

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  26. WASTING TAX MONEY. IT IS PIGS ONLY THAT ARE EATING APPLES, DRINKING MILK AND EATING EGGS ON THE FARM. THE REST ARE NOT ALLOWED. DICTATORS ARE MADE BY PEOPLE AROUND THEM. THEY ARE NOT BORN SO.

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  27. WHAT IS WRONG ICC PURSUING AFRICAN LEADERS WHEN WE HAVE THE WORST LEADERS ON PLANET EARTH! AFRICAN LEADERS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLY KNOW HOW KEEP BORROWING FROM THE SAME FORCES BEHIND ICC. ICC IS A NEED FOR POOR AFRICAN NATIONALS TO FREE THEM FROM THEIR USELESS LEADERS. LUNGU AND MSEVENI SHOULD BE NEXT.

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  28. Upnd supporters my advice to u is tht avoid making it difficult for hh to rule zambia one. Yo insults and hatred for ecl reciprocates into the same degree of hatred agst hh. The end result is tht pipo fear wht wl happen if a tonga ws to govern ths country. The argument abt rigged elections require wisdom in how best to use it agst the ruling party otherwise it may work agst upnd.

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  29. HH won the elections no doubt, baibile fye ama vote and decread the looser to be the winner now will see how is going to rule without peoples’s blessings.

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  30. its unfortunate that , he is making the icc statement in zambia. a true leader with respect for human rights would not want to pull out from such a body.

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