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Invitation of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was in bad taste, says Vernon Mwaanga

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni giving his Key Note Speech at State House during the 52nd Independence Celebration
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni giving his Key Note Speech at
State House during the 52nd Independence Celebration

Veteran Politician Vernon Mwanga says the invitation of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was in bad taste and does not augur well for the future.

In statement, Dr Mwanga said the Ugandan President cannot be regarded as a role model for any country that is seeking to pursue a Democratic path.

Dr Mwanga said Museveni  has continued to hang on to power for more than 30 years and that he presides over one of the most brutal and repressive regimes on the continent.

He said Uganda has nasty human rights records adding that the opposition leader of the said country has spent more time in prison and cells than outside.

“The invitation extended to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda by President Edgar Lungu, to be guest of honour during the 52nd independence anniversary of our country was in bad taste and does not augur well for the future.

Dr Mwanga said it is a well-known fact that President Museveni cannot be regarded as role model for any country that seeks or is supposed to be pursuing a democratic path.

“He has hang on to power for more than 30 years and presides over one of the most brutal and repressive regimes on the African continent, with a very nasty human rights records, not to speak of the cruelty and brutalisation of opposition party leaders like Dr Kizza Besigye who spend more time in jail and police cells than outside” Dr Mwanga said

Dr Besigye was once Museveni’s personal physician and opted to defend the people’s interests when he felt that Museveni’s regime was trampling on the rights of Ugandan citizens and undermining democracy.

The Democratic freedoms, which made Museven and Besigye to go into the bush to fight against Idi Amin’s military dictatorship.

Dr Mwanga said it is an insult to more than half of Zambians for Museveni to make such outrageous statements hinging on the internal affairs of the country urging the opposition to accept the outcome of the disputed presidential election,without subjecting it to a litmus constitutional court challenge.

He noted that people following the utterances of civil society and the social social media in Uganda, will agree that his people are suffering from a democracy deficit of unprecedented magnitude.

“Those who speak against his regime are put behind bars or subjected to the most severe forms of intimidation, particularly as the Ramadan of discontent grows. Press freedom is non-existent as the independent media is silenced and its editors or publishers are put in jail, for writing what Museveni and his cronies do not like,” he said.

Further Dr Mwanga said Mr Museveni should be the last person that the country should be inviting to grace such important occasion.

“He is hardly the person we should be inviting to grace such an important occasion, where we are supposed to honour those who died or made enormous sacrifices so that freedom and justice.

“How on earth do we honour and end up with such a tin-pot dictator and what impression are we giving to our people in terms of role models and defenders of the new African which is supposed to be democratic and tolerant of diverse views?” Mwanga pointed out.

Dr Mwanga advised that the invitations should be carefully thought out in future to avoid having guests of honour like Museveni, who subtract substantially from the hard won independence by the freedom fighters.

82 COMMENTS

    • And its the first time in the history of Zambia to see suck retarded political supporters like the ones in PF.

    • And what is Vernon Mwanga’s test?

      Some people like fish,

      Others like finkubala,

      Others, it is bopani.

      So what does Mwanga like, jelly fish?

    • Vernon Mwaanga (with all due respect) is being very hypocritical. I say so because he was one of the key Ministers under the Kaunda regime that ruled Zambia for 27 years. Whatever KK did during those 27 years was not very different from what Yoweri Museveni is currently doing in Uganda. IF THAT WAS BAD DURING THE KK DAYS, THEN WHY DIDN’T VERNON STOP KAUNDA FROM BRUTALISING HIS OPPONENTS??? AFTERALL VERNON WAS A POWERFUL FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER AND VERY CLOSE TO KK. CHIWAMINA GALU KULUMA MBUZI, NOT MBUZI KULUMA GALU.

    • BA VJ, SURELY YOU ARE THE WRONG PERSON TO CRITICIZE A PERSON LIKE MUSEVENI, BECAUSE YOU ARE EQUALLY NOT A ROLE MODEL. REMEMBER YOU ARE A SELF CONFESS DRUG DEALER A THING WHICH IN OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE AMERICA YOU CAN NOT EVEN STAND ON A POLITICAL PLATFORM TO ADDRESS ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE. SURELY BA KOLWE BASEKANA IFIPATO.

    • Better dictatorship with eceonomic progress like Uganda and China not democracy with poverty like Zambia. Mseveni is a good role model

    • Edward Lungu is such a disgusting disappointment. He is dead set on becoming a brutal dictator. His end is going to be a nasty one.

  1. Lungus only friends are MU7, kabila, dosantos and mugabe. All preside over countries in economic decline.

    The other leaders pursuing democracy in their countries have all ignored lungu.

  2. This Tonga vs the rest of zambia thing has run its course. Time you got on board. It is pretentious to condemn Museveni about democracy on one hand and support your tribesman who can not even recognize a duly elected president of our republic on the other. You people are hell bent on destroying our country for the sake of one man. Let go and move on. Hh is by no means a role model for democracy. Just see how he clings on to power in his on party. Despite the luck of credible evidence that the elections were rigged, he keeps on distabilizing out nation. The courts have spoken and that is final. The courts decision is final wrong or right. Nothing will change, Lungu was sworn in and he holds the instruments of power. Accept defeat.

    • Any attempt by Bembas and Nyanjas to isolate Tongas is misguided and will not work. UPND has full support in SP, WP, NWP, Lusaka, Central and rural CBelt Provinces. That’s half of the country for you, dullards. You will not be allowed to walk roughshod over other Zambians while we watch. Zambia is not yours alone.

    • Mwaanga has never taken part in stoopid tribal warfare. He may be a crook but he is not known for tribalism. Just get your tribal spectacles off and trash them

  3. Very true. Museveni used to have a lot of fans across Africa but now has more enemies than fans. The only friends he has remained with are his fellow dictators.Honestly,30 years in power and you are more than 70 years old! Isn’t it enough? I know you are saying Mugabe is even worse. African leaders my foot! That’s why they hate the ICC

    • These so-called leaders are a club of selfish tyrants who are afraid of justice. They want African “democracy” so that they can brutalise fellow Africans, the way Lungu murdered Mapenzi. That’s why they want to exit the ICC so that they have free reign in brutality.

  4. At last someone has spoken something sensible. I was starting to think no one saw what I observed.

    “EDWARD” Lungu needs to keep his admiration for dictators in his bedroom. We are a democracy & we shall never never go back to one-party dictatorship no matter how much his people love & worship him.

    The Presidency is bigger than “EDWARD” LUNGU. That’s why we are calling for stronger institutions, so that we can avoid such boob-ups.

    Its like u r married to an attractive, beautiful, humble, kind & understanding woman. Then u start admiring this dirty promiscuous, ugly, woman from the TAVERN. I’m sure that’s what happened between “EDWARD” LUNGU & Tasila’s real mother.

  5. Venom Mwaanga you were busy commenting on issues internal to Uganda when you said M7 rigged his elections.
    You and your Kaponya (HH) are IDlOTS, sywines and nincompooops. VJ the most useless and retarded drug dealer former disgraced diplomat.
    I would rather listen to a monkey than your rubbish rants VJ bafoon

  6. Vernon Mwaanga was arrested red handed at the airport with drugs.
    Our first president Kenneth refused to extradite it otherwise he could still be languishing in prison in a foreign country.
    For many years he remained a pariah citizen until Chiluba came along with his multi Party politics.

    So to whom is he preaching role modelling?

  7. Was Museveni the only president invited or is it that the decent ones declined? If that be so then Lungu must wake up and know that he is being isolated for what he is, an illegal president and dictator. Normally at least 5 presidents from the region would have been in attendance.
    But as long as those PF women keep on wriggling their waists for him at the airport and the cadres led by Saulosi, Yambayamba and Senior Citizen bow to him and shout, your excellency all is well in Zambia, boma ni boma and you are wamu yayaya, he gets fooled and acknowledges the empty chants. For now with Lungu clinging on to power illegally Zambia is finished, finito!

  8. Mad Max if you hate one section of people in zambia; you will you go nowhere in life.
    Success in life means you mingle with different people. I tell you without accepting others is narrow way of thinking. If you are a business man you need to open up to succeed, your example can be Trump in America how people have chosen to boycott his businesses. The same can happen to anyone. You can’t do business only with Tongas that’s stupidity.

  9. VJ you have been in politics longer than Museveni but you have not retired. Retire first then Museveni will follow ur actions. Vj emulate Sikota Wina who has truly retired. No politicking. .

  10. Mu7 helped Lungu to rig the elections in 2016. Mu7 came to preside over the Independence Day In Zambia and help Lungu consolidate his hold on stolen power. Without the likes of Samuel Chavula of Uganda Lungu would have lost power to HH.While recently in Lusaka Mu7 gave his host valuable insights on how to consolidate rigged power. To ensure that HH & GBM abandon the Presidential Petetion Lungu will intensify the harassment and persecution of HH & GBM until they recognise him. The Mu7 advice to Lungu may not yield the desired results in Zambia becoz the conditions in Zambia are different from those in Uganda. In MU7 and Mugabe Lungu is in good company and can only hope to rule Zambia for a long time to come with his health permitting.

  11. Mr Vernon Mwaanga is not only a spent force but also a self confessed DRUG LORD who was arrested in a foreign country where he claimed diplomatic immunity but was still arrested, and therefore comments coming from this man about other leaders in Africa can only be believed by dunderheads from a certain cult party he supports… VJ is has really become of no use and those who accept his advice are really doomed…

  12. BA VJ WHY CAN’T YOU JUST BE MUTE YOUR TIME HAS ALREADY PASSED, YOU ARE JUST A JEALOUS FAILED POLITICIAN.VERY USELESS OLD MAN INSTEAD OF CONTRIBUTING TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT YOU VERY BUSY SAYING NONSENSE VERY IRRELEVANT HUMAN BEING.FIND TIME AND GO AND DISCIPLINE YOUR SON

    • FYI Hamududu….VJ is doing exactly that. By raising such awareness of things gone bad in our country, he is in fact contributing to national development. That’s what is called democracy which by the way is very much lacking in our politics in Zambia. Ask yourself why Presidents of Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya etc etc all decided to stay away from 1st the illegal inauguration and then secondly the independence celebrations. Ask youtself

    • FYI Hamududu….VJ is doing exactly that. By raising such awareness of things gone bad in our country, he is in fact contributing to national development. That’s what is called democracy which by the way is very much lacking in our politics in Zambia. Ask yourself why Presidents of Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya etc etc all decided to stay away from 1st the illegal inauguration and then secondly the independence celebrations. Ask yourself please….think of the 50+Zambian population that are being persecuted for voting UPND….these are our brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers. Think about the impact of ECL’S dictatorship woven in a sheep’s skin onto our future.

  13. When will Mwanga Vernon retire from politics?We have heard so much about his useless lifestyle of polygamy, drug trafficking, rigging and extreme careless talk from a so called ”veteran prostitute” Oh sorry politician.

  14. Mr. Mwanga, you have contributed massively to this land of Zambia. However, now i think you have out lived your USEFULNESS. Please live the remaining years of your live HAPPILY AND QUIETLY… Mr. GRAY ZULU and many others are doing so beautifully.

  15. Nono and Kudos, you have matumvi thinking and reasoning because you are matumvi people. Mapolo amawiso. Ba imbwaimwe.

  16. VJ even grabbed a wife from the late Timmy Mvula (MHSRIP) of ZNBC. He has the balls to stand and talk about MU7? He was the chief rigger in MMD time and self confessed drug dealer who was once locked up by KK for drug dealing. He now can come out and say he is a model for democracy? wonders shall never cease

  17. VJ shut up! you are just as bad as your son, Mainga. What a family legacy you will leave behind for future generation.

  18. They say you are as good as the company you keep. Lungu feels more comfortable among thieves, drunkards, thugs and disgustingly despicable dictators lilke Mogabe, Museven, J kabila, Dos Santos.

  19. The invitation of Mr Museveni by Mr Lungu says a lot about the type of person president Lungu is if he looks up to dictators and murderers, he is one himself! He has gagged the private media, rigged elections, taken back the country 30 years back with his dununa reverse song! Zambians were dancing and celebrating, IMF is coming back, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Power outages, hunger in Zambia people looting food at state house, am ashamed of being zambian. How can a peace loving God fearing man get inspiration from Museveni? I don’t blame him Zambians forget easily, they will Vote Lungu come 2021

  20. Vernon Mwanga was caught with drugs. Does that clear Lungu whose license as a lawyer was withdrawn for chewing the client’s money?

  21. RIGGER MWAANGA, WHICH MORE THAN HALF OF THE ZAMBIANS FELT OFFENDED BY MUSEVENI’S VISIT TO ZAMBIA? GET OFF YOUR HALUCINATIONS TOGETHER WITH YOUR PROTEGEE UNDER FIVE. UNDER FIVE IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE WITH AN INCOMPLETE PVT TABULATION AND YOU KNOW WHY. ALL THE OBSERVERS, ALL THE NGOS WHICH PARTICIPATED IN THE ELECTION, ALL THE PARTY PRESIDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED HAVE COMPLETE PVT, GIVING THE SAME RESULTS WHICH THE BRITISH, EU, AMERICAN, GERMAN AND AU GOVERNMENTS HAVE GOT. THESE TALK OF 1,800,000+ VOTERS VOTED FOR LUNGU. YOU GUYS, TRY A BIAFRA IN ZAMBIA AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TOU. YOU WILL ROT IN JAIL FOOLISH OLD MAN

  22. YOUR SCANDALOUS LIFE IS NOTHING COMPARED TO MUSEVENI’S RUL. YOU STOLE PEOPLE’S WIVES, YOU SLEPT WITH PEOPLE’S DAUGHTERS, YOU WERE CONVICTED OF DRUG PEDDLING,,,, THE LITANY OF YOUR MISDEEDS, IS TOO LONG. HAS MUSEVENI BEEN CONVICTED OF DRUG DEALING, HAS HE BEEN CONVICTED OF SHINDING OTHER PEOPLES WOMEN? YOU DIM WIT. YOUR TIME IS GONE IN POLITICS. JUST GO BACK HOME AND REST. IF THEY LOCK YOU UP FOR REBELLION, YOU WILL DIE IN JAIL.

    • If you can accept to be ruled by a convicted fraudster I am sure mwangas misdeeds on passing a comment can be overlooked, no ?

  23. If history puts me right, during the reign of Mwanawasa, Museveni was invited to come and grace the Agriculture show…..so whats the issue that Lungu invited him , is it because its Lungu and not the Bantu Botatwe

  24. Am a Ugandan who has been encouraged by the Zambians knowledge about our dictatorship at home. Museveni started as a liberator but after 10 years….he changed the constitution to rule forever. Now 30 years and wants to rule till 2026. He has the money from the national treasury and the guns. We are trapped.

    • And that is what a certain tribe of theives we have in zambia aspire to and dance to.
      To them stealing and looting is all that matters. Theives and crooks are seen as clever to them.

  25. @32, you are not trapped, go back home and participate in the electoral process. don’t just moan from a foreign country, is a sign of cowardice.

  26. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was the guest of honour at the 78th Zambia Agriculture and Commercial Show, which opened in Lusaka on July 29th 2004 in Lusaka. He is no stranger to Zambia unless someone wants to insinuate something to support their agenda.

  27. zambia is on right path to development because of dr lungu’s association with president mu7 who has developed his country.Mr mwaanga we you are tonga but dont show fulishness in public.

  28. Rather than judge mwaanga’s conduct in the past ( and the one you support has no skeletons?) Discuss vernon”s arguments about museveni. Vernon is right about mmuseven and this has agitated you forcing you to react in such manner. Zambia will not develop by concealing important issues. Why do we only see the likes of museveni and nugabe frequenting zambia?

  29. Mr Luapula premier clearly you dont know anything. The one who was caught was Sikota Wina ( the brother-in-law to your ugly uselesss VP).
    VJ just made a confession in his book “An Extraordinary Life”.

  30. Mr Luapula premier clearly you dont know anything. The one who was caught was Sikota Wina ( the brother-in-law to your ugly uselesss VP).
    VJ just made a confession in his book “An Extraordinary Life”.
    Sikota Wina had to have a forved passport to escape back to Zambia. He came as Mohammed Hussein.

  31. Aged donkey, ageing donkeys and younger donkeys, all donkeys nonetheless. Hiho hiho hiho hiho hiho.
    Just look at VJs nose and eyes…..

  32. Dictators like Museveni and Mugabe are bad models.For Zambia to follow them means we will also build rule of personalities rather than rule of institutions- the police IG, the courts,the military and even the auditor general will never learn to act with depoliticized autonomy.

  33. VJ is right out of all better democratic record bearers surely how could Museveni with his despotic traits b invited to b the guest of honour on Such an important day,, I guess I know the reason he is Lungu’s pool of knowledge…

  34. Mwanga is right. We Ugandans were not surprised. Your Lungu gave the same silly line against the Uganda opposition. Beware of Lungu dragging down your more advanced democracy.

  35. If we can accept Museveni and Mugabe automatically all of you who are blaming Mwanga it is like you have accepted the ruling of Dr Kenneth Kaunda. look our brothers in Zimbabwe are suffering. the move of allowing Museveni and Mugabe to visit our country give bad impression to Zimbabweans and Ugandanians.

  36. VJ may have retired from active politics but surely he has the right to comment on national issues. For those who are young be informed that when VJ was convicted of Mandrax trafficking, the drug was not a prohibited substance in some countries Zambia being one of them. Please, VJ has a democratic right to comment on national issues affecting everyone. PF cadres comment how you feel, having a president Who stole a clients money and was convicted of the crime and had his practicing license as a lawyer withdrawn by LAZ.

  37. Have anyone ever wondered how come the Tongas, Luvales etc fielded only one candidate? No need to look far, the idea was mooted by none other than the master rigger Mwaanga. Now his ploy failed and his hope of bouncing back for akalast disappeared he’s mad.

  38. That’ s the problem with most PF cadres ‘cos they do not focus their attention on the issue being debated or discussed but on personalities. Most of the issues that Vernon bring to the debating table have got substance and if applied can be of help in so many ways. Vernon joined the freedom struggle for this nation at a tender age and thus, he has got the right to discuss issues that affect this torn apart nation. To some of you bloggers, it’ s plain truth that you have got no special input to the freedom struggle and independence of this great country not even you Edgar Chagwa Lungu sacrificed anything at all. That is why when these great men look around and see how the freedom they fought for for this country is being abused, they feel irritated a lot. Honestly, how can a normal…

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