President Lungu
President Lungu
President Edgar Lungu says any citizen who continues to refuse acknowledging him as Republican President risk facing severe consequences.

Mr. Lungu said ( although ) those in denial about his Presidency thought they were playing games, the consequences could be bad for them.

Speaking on arrival at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone today, President Lungu said he was President for all Zambians even those who did not vote for him in the previous General Election.

President Lungu who was received by Southern Province Minister Dr Edify Hamukale, Provincial Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba, senior government and PF party officials, is in Livingstone ahead of a visit by his Moroccan counterpart, his Majesty King Mohammed VI.

“Some of you might be wondering what I am doing in Livingstone. This is the tourist capital and if you do not accept me as President, then accept me as a tourist,” he said.

President Lungu further said he was free to visit any place in the country as Zambia was his constituency.

“I am free to go to any place in Zambia because the country is my constituency. Thus, am responsible for all Zambians including those who did not vote for me; I am responsible for their health, education and all that government is obligated to do,” he said.

Mr. Lungu said even those who did not acknowledge him as President were welcome to benefit from his services.

He however, said he would not force anyone to work with him and added that those who refused to recognize him as President should not complain when he ignored them.

Meanwhile, President Lungu bemoaned that Zambia was lagging behind in terms of development due to politics.

“Some people want to politicize everything. We are one Zambia, one nation and we have one vision which unites us and improves the lives of the people,” he said.

Earlier, Dr Hamukale reiterated that the PF in Southern Province endorsed President Lungu as the sole candidate for the 2021 General Election.

“We have one PF in Southern Province and we have made a decision your excellency that we don’t want any other person come 2021, as our man and preferred candidate is Edgar Chagwa Lungu,” he said.

And on tourism, Dr Hamukale said he believed Zambia’s economy could improve through tourism.

He said Livingstone had numerous opportunities and so much to offer in terms of exports to neighbouring Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

“We believe in your leadership, Government and know that whatever we bring to your attention, you respond with action,” he said.

While in Livingstone, President Lungu is expected to meet operators in the tourism industry and heads of government departments.

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89 COMMENTS

  1. “Dr Hamukale reiterated that the PF in Southern Province endorsed President Lungu as the sole candidate for the 2021 General Election”
    Sole candidate in this age? That’s UNIPIST mentality

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    • The president must move on he ‘won’ the elections.
      Even if 20 people don’t recognise him as president so what?
      He was sworn in what else does he want.
      PF must concentrate on governing and delivering on campaign promises not looking for fights!
      Yesterday it was ‘walya’ today its ‘Rungu’ talking about the same thing.
      Is there nothing else to worry about other than being preoccupied with who said what?
      Leadership demands a certain level of seriousness.
      You are now making us wonder whether you really won the elections!

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    • There is a lot to learn from a lion mu sanga…it just walks about doing its business and everyone else respects that ūüėČ

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    • No, it’s not really UMIPist but UPNDist.

      What they are saying is the that as PF they will only consider ECL for president.

      Actually their UPND counterparts have been submitting HH as the sole candidate for the past 6 elections, and now for the 7th time they have already confirmed him for 2021.

      The concept here is similar, the only difference is that PF wants to do the same thing expecting same results, while UPND has been doing the same thing for 6 times expecting different results.

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    • Lungu, why bother. It’s only the irrelevant, unimportant people who have nothing to offer Zambia have rejected you.

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    • Well said Mr President Sir! These United Dunderheads have been living in a fantasy world where they somehow believe 3 provinces won the last elections! Facts remain facts…for the 100th time EU, AU, SADC, UN, TIZ even Fodep (after correcting themselves) declared the elections free and fair so like it or not ECL is everyone’s President. Fact! And this was a wise choice from Zambians as the country would’ve been siphoned by the likes of GBV and Hungry Hyena all known crooks with terrible dubious pasts! Fact!

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    • Lazy’s State House office must be infested with either aggressive Black Army ants that make that noise when angry or Red ants…as he can not sit down.

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    • Oh wow, strange words from the President there. Why should people be surprised that he is in Livingstone, a town in his country? He is President of Zambia and he can visit any part of the country anytime. I sense discomfort on his part.

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    • No Lungu you can’t silence everyone and not all are dumb blind poverty stricken dumb followers.
      You can’t impose yourself on everyone, You have to win over followers, you have to earn the respect. You don’t have to request it or demand it. Get over the campaign period and start to work.
      Be reminded that Zambians are not cut out to be led by a dictator.
      Now be reminded that Before you Lungu their was the mighty KK, manipulative FTJ, Honorable LEVY, Banda! and your boss the real cause of our misfortune now.
      Get back to work and serve the nation, don’t wait for everyone to be clapping for you.

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    • No thinking human would recognise him as president when he is muzzling the law to prevent the petition being heard. He relies on the docility of Zambians and their inability to demand justice. The election is disputed, but he has bought all the judges and they are more than willing to kiss his arse and keep his liquor flowing. To me he is just a drunken punk who shouldn’t have been in that position in the first place, an embarrassment.

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    • Me, I know Edgar, one look at his face in the photo, I can tell he took at least three mosi lagers before that photo was taken,,,,,

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    • Legitimate you may be, but you can’t force others to love you. It’s called democracy, people may accept you or they may not, but do not force yourself. As long as those who reject you are not committing a crime, there is no way to bully your way through.
      Bullying = dictatorship.

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    • He is not forcing you to accept him, he is only reminding you that even if you do not he does not care. He still remains president loved by many Zambians. Zambia is not only SP. We have 10 provinces. ECL won in 7. Now that is an achievement. HH won in 3 and he wants to rule Zambia? You must be dreaming. Change your mind set by accepting that Zambia is larger than one tribe.

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    • It can only mean one thing, the man’s conscience will not let him. It might even be what takes his life.

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    • That is normal for an incumbent. Same in usa. The incumbent President is rarely challenged by party members. This not to say I condone dictatorship. People don’t have to pledge loyalty to the President but that doesn’t delegitimize his presidency. In this case he is talking about chi HH. HH has to abide by the laws and whatever legal proclamations the president makes but he doesn’t have to say ‘hail Lungu!’. Having said all this HH is such a selfish individual who is willing to create chaos in the country for his own ego.

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    • Is Lungu serious? Does he understand that even those who dislike him or have issues with his presidency still support him with their taxes which he is using gallivanting around the globe! Why keep whining about acceptance than getting on with the job of governing? His actions for the office he holds will speak volumes for him than trying to get everyone to like him. While some may praise him for humility others will ridicule him for a fool, thats the diversity found in humans and this behavior will renew ad infinitum through successive generations! The president promised to do a lot of things and he better move on and start delivering on promises he made accomplishing the creation of 500 000 thousand jobs first than continued pining for recognition for it won’t yield him the result he is…

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    • contd…. dying for! Things are generally not okay in the country thus where focus is needed than going around the country crying to the people some of whom were instrumental in handing you the privilege to rule is asking for too much! Batata akubombeni icalo nacishupa ku nsala nobulofwa!

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    • “I am responsible for their health, education and all that government is obligated to do,‚ÄĚ he said.”

      NO SIR YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MY EDUCATION and HEALTH. If you are responsible for my health, who then is responsible for yours? I PAID FOR MY EDUCATION TOO

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    • Childish and cheap politicking by ECL. Instead, should have been talking about development and reconciliation.

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    • Mr Lungu you are a tyrant. The level of corruption in your government is obscene. Zambia will be set back several years due to your poor leadership. Take your chiken legs and rotten back to Malawi. You are not a true Zambia.

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    • These of threatening people makes leaders look cowards.
      Does Edgar also demand same from Tasila or better his step sons to recognize him as his father? Amazing!

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    • Clearly the comments by HH are having the desired effect! Lungu is not sleeping. He has to explain to Livingstone residents why he is there, even pleading to be accepted as a mere tourist!

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    • ” if you do not accept me as President, then accept me as a tourist,‚ÄĚ he said.””

      THE ONLY THING THIS MAN HAS SAID THAT IS NOT AA BIG LIE!

      We know you are a tourist! WE ARE PAYING FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. His ignorant rantings about the importance of the religious scam make the rest of the world ask questions about his sanity.Who wants to have anything to do with a moron who uses religious evil to deny over 10% of his people basic human rights?

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    • ECL is better than the masonist, loser tribalist HH!!!! He is right, those who do not recognise him have no impact. He still remains President because he was recognised by majority provinces.

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  3. I’m now sure that Edgar Lungu is ruling illegally. He has failed to accept that he is the President. I smell a big rat in Lusaka

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  4. Edgar is a haunted man and some ghosts keep reminding him that he is not the President no wonder he keeps talking about it. People have rigged Zambian elections but this one will keep haunting him. It’s better he confesses!

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    • Well the other day I saw Hh at MUVI. He is still crying. It is the ghost of losing that is haunting HH and UPND. ECL is just confirming that no matter how much you insult him, he still remains Presido and making decisions that affect you and your loser HH whether you like it or not.

      Sorry guys, you need to heal. Your insults are not changing anything. They only make you a laughing stoke. You thought ECL was a push over? He made you and your HH eat cow dung!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

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  5. Inferiority complex! You don’t command respect! You must earn it the way Mwanawasa did by delivering results! Sometimes it is better to say nothing because that way you get numbered with the wise. Are we failing to fit in the shoes?

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    • @The real quest: You are absolutely spot on President Levy Patrick (MHSRIP)worked hard to earn the respect of even his greatest critic, one Michael Chilufya Sata (MHSRIP). I am now fully convinced that
      our current president is devoid of any intellect.

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    • If am renting a house and I found oranges planted all over.

      Within year one, the fruits begin to show up on every tree, will I be called a hard worker?

      Of course ‘yes’ and ‘no’.

      ‘Yes’ for those who are ignorant of who planted the oranges because they will assume it is me because the fruit has come when am there.

      ‘No’ for those who know that actually it is the landlord who planted the oranges and I have just inherited the enjoyment.

      What gave fruit in Mwanawasa time was a planting of Chiluba. But many of you are like passers-by I have described above, who know nothing or little, or are unable to perceive what happened prior Mwanawasa time.

      You have believed the report of M’membe regarding FTJ Chiluba, and his praise songs for Mwanawasa who gave him the tax breaks…

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    • Peace For Zambia
      Nonsense.That is what we elected Chiluba for.To deliver.He actually underdelivered but Mwanawasa took over and carried on with the positives and trashed the rubbish like corruption.He ended up performing well and to many remains the best president Zambia has ever had.
      Now do you realise how many “oranges” would have been plundered if the giant midget had continued?

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    • Peace for Zambia, was the ZAMTROP account fake? was the story about Mr Musonda of ZANACO carrying trunks of money fake? The pictures we saw of tiny shoes and suits by designers were fake?The assets that included Ndola trust school that were inherited were fake. Accept the fact that FTJ was not a saint, he has Paul Tembo, Nkumbula’s blood on his hands. Surely can you have a decent man buy people to create a story that his wife had a boyfriend so that he can steal someones wife? Disgusting old man i bet he is gnashing his teeth in hell!

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  6. If I were the President I would ignore any such people unless they are giving me sleepless nights. I would go about my duties without referring to them every few days. I would continue as if Iam the rightfully elected president unless Iam not sure of this. Really, If they were not giving me pins and needles I wouldn’t talk about them

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    • You do not ignore such people because they are toxic and have the potential to retard progress. Ignoring them is the worst thing a leader can do.

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  7. Illegitimate Lungu is pretending that the 2016 Presidential Election results were not disputed and Petitioned in Concurt. Thats untrue.The Petition once accepted by Concourt had the effect of Nullifying the ECZ declaration of Lungu as a Winner of the Election. Lungu refused to handover the Presidency to the Speaker of Parliament as required by our Constitution while the Petition was being heard,determined and disposed off. Lungu then blocked the Petition Hearing and proceeded to be inaugurated Illegally and without Concourt declaring him a Winner of the Election. Lungu is therefore illegitimate as he was Not democratically,legally and Constitutionally elected and inaugurated. The victims of Electoral theft need not recognize the Electoral Thief!

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  8. ..what severe consequences naimwe a Lungu…Trump up to now pockets of Americans are still protesting but no such statements has been issued….certain pronouncements just have to be reserved…

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  9. You sound guilty Mr lungu. Why are you blocking the UPND petition if you won those elections????

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  10. So cheeky is this man! Ati even those who do not recognize me are free to benefit from my services,,, really? So government is now synonymous with Edgar Lungu? And Zambians ear taking this insult quietly ,, or peacefully as they love to refer to themselves. It’s not being peaceful but being lazy and negligent with your basic civic duties!

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    • Webman I love how he says services which ones exactly. Lets take health and look at all the government ones with no blankets, beds, food and people on the floor. Education you look at universities and they don’t have books, accommodation, bursaries etc. Then we still have a power deficit, high inflation and a debt burden a 3 rd generation after us will find. He needs to take several seats. You will know them by the fruits, so look now the economy is biting and since numbers don’t lie they cant change anything. Pressure in the next 5 years

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  11. LUNGU WILL REMAIN QUILTY FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE!!!!THEFT OF VOTES WILL HAUNT HIM WHEREVER HE GOES AND THOSE DICTATORIAL PROUNCEMENTS ARE UN WARRANTED FOR!!!!AND SHOULD BE CONDERMED????RECOGNITION IS EARNED BUT NOT FORCED????LUNGU IS TOO PETTY HE SPENDS HIS TIME ON PETTY ISSUES INSTEAD OF EXCECUTING HIS PRESIDENTIAL DUTIES,ANYWAY HE TOLD US HE HAS NO VISION THESE ARE THE RESULTS OF VISIONLESS LEADERSHIP.LUNGU HAS NO CLUE OF WHAT HIS PRIORITY SHOULD BE HENCE THESE UN NECESSARY PROUNCEMENTS,,,

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  12. It’s really puzzling.Has anyone noticed that the president is barely in Lusaka?When will he ever settle down and perform his duties?Who is running his office in lusaka?Why is he seemingly avoiding being at state house?Something is really cooking here.

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    • From Botswana, he went to solwezi, from solwezi, he is now in Livingstone, tomorrow am pretty sure he will be in chipata, from chipata, only God knows….. Probably a ka foreign trip will do for the tourist.

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  13. Mmmmm, and our job as cadres is getting harder by the day. So ninshi tinaluza zoona ayi? HH plz give us a break.

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    • Foolish comment this was an election shambles no need to praise failure when people are suffering from VISIONLESS dictator illegal Lungu

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  14. THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STEAL AN ELECTION. YOU HAVE TO ASK AND BULLY PEOPLE TO RECOGNIZE YOU. YOU CAN’T FORCE THEM ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE ROT THAT IS COMING OUT OF ECZ AND THE ROT WROUGHT BY OIUR JUDICIARY.

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  15. Bane Illegitimacy is really Bad News. Its haunting illegitimate Lungu big time. Respect and Recognition are not demanded. U earn them. If Lungu had any conscience he would allow the Petition to be heard,determined and disposed it off. Hearing the Petition is Lungu’s Passport to Legitimacy and freedom. Lungu is cracking long b4 the Petitioners take their Petition to ICJ. Clearly Lungu did not win the 2016 Presidential Election. He stole the Election and was not democratically,legally and constitutionally elected and inaugurated. Lungu is guilty and its showing all over his face and behaviour. The truth will free Lungu and the sooner he allows the Petitioner the sooner he will free his conscience. Its too much to bear and Lungu will go crazy at the rate he is going. Its hard to live live…

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    • KiKiKiKI, it only people like you are will be dying from denial. ECL is going normally as President of the Republic of Zambia, legitimately as he was sworn-in and recognised by international observers. You are just wasting your time thinking you will sway the current status quo. Only you int the UPND and you unthinking, dull HH are still living in a self-created world. No amount of insults will change the fact that ECL is President of the Republic. Remember, you hauled all sorts of insults and ridicule on ECL, but you were shamed by his success, twice for that matter. ECL will stand in 2021 and defeat the puffed up HH again.

      Never underrate people in a contest. You did about ECL and your king HH was beaten by a David. We are enjoying life with our President and will waste time like you…

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    • TRUE ANALYSIS RB IS CHEATING LUNGU HE ACCEPTED DEFEAT AND CRIED BUT NOW HE IS CHEATING LUNGU TO BE BRUTAL,this is not easy but mental torture is haunting him

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  16. Scare tactics, he ain’t Sh!t. Not my president. Useless dictator. If he thinks he is going to turn Zambia into a socialist country lead by a dictator, then he is in for a rude awakening. Lungu will be dead soon from AIDS anyways so he need keep his stinky mouth shut.

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  17. Kikikikikikikiki, Pwahahahaha….

    It pains LUNGU & his PF00Ls that we don’t recognise him. Election thieves need to learn a thing or 2 about our culture: We have honour & dignity. Thieves fall at the belong of our gabbage pit.

    HH is our honourable President, so STOP forcing yourself upon us to swallow your thievery, police brutality, clamping down of Independent media, shameless corruption, bribing of election officials & judges.

    It’s NOT part of our culture. Try N/E Rhodesians.

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  18. Actually ecl is not the legitimate president going by the petition which is stll in the courts of law. to make matters worse the interferance made by the same to stop the judiciary do its work. in the meantime we are waiting for final judgement from the local courts and icc, then burry the issue.

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  19. Charge HH with Treason-period!!this tonga man deserves to be in prison together with Obvious Mwaliteta and other bantustans who are in jail.us in 6.5 provinces voted for PF and ECL so we are very happy with him.those in 3.5 provinces can continue crying about upnd’s 2016 loss who cares?there can only be one winner after elections.THIS IS TIME FOR ECL UNTIL 2021!!this sunday we will start watching CAF U20 games at Heroes Stadium with ECL in attendance,so it will be BUSTELE AS USUAL!!!

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    • YOU ARE NOT NORMAL LUNGU STOLE VOTES AND REMAINS ILLEGAL AND ALL ABOUT HIMIS ILLEGAL AND HIS CONCIOUS WILL HAUNT HIM,,,LUNGU BEHAVES LIKE A RABID DOG WHICH RUNS UP AND DOWN NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO???? WHAT IS HE AFRAID OF IN STATE HOUSE????BUKABOLALA A LEKE

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  20. Kikiki presidency for forcing. We told u let the petition be heard and yet u were stubborn. Your presidency is an illegitimate joke

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  21. As is your serial loser we told you to choose someone else you endorsed the man with a chunsu and not presidential material you are crying foul…kkkkk

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  22. So finally Lungu has capitulated that he is not president for the whole Zambia, for once ECL is being factual.

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  23. Some African presidents like Lungu are not fit to be presidents. Why all the threatening? You don’t need everyone to accept you when you stole elections. Trump the great leader of the world has not been accepted by everyone, people have been protesting nationwide because of his policies but we don’t hear him threatening those who have not accepted him or the police firing tear gas on the innocent. Lungu should step down and give power to Kambwili if he can’t stand pressure.

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  24. President Lungu further said he was free to visit any place in the country as Zambia was his constituency”.

    I don’t think the president understands his constituency for him to go on ranting like this, many Zambians have traveled or studied abroad, read widely and exposed to the different power distance theory.

    Avianca Flight 52 is a good example if we keep quiet.

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  25. Lungu is lazy just like Jay says. He likes the title of president, but not the work that comes with it, he is endlessly ever touring places and never in statehouse. Trump his friend is for the most part holed up in the white house, because he wants to fulfill his campaign promises. Now our Lungu is just a tourist and has forgotten about the promises he made to the people. Where are the jobs?. Those jobs won’t make themselves without work or while you stay gone. Soon it will be five years with nothing to show for, the sontaling roads are failing apart right in your face, including the rushed up projects to dupe people. This is the best time to put in work before it is too late, five years is a long time for people to change their minds about you especially with so much hunger and…

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  26. “He also said that those who do not recognize him should not complain when he ignores them”

    Look who has complained first for been ignored.

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    • Only ass hole and sons bitches like you are still living frustrated lives. You can go to hell losers and Tribalists. Your evil tribalistic plans were defeated. You can rant as much as you want, we do not care. We still rule you ass holes!

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  27. The issue is not the past, we must look to the future and learn from mistakes. PF rule and should continue too but not with this man as our president as he is weak and not caring about us.

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  28. I love this president…so humble, so gentle, but yet very wise and intelligent. Let him be the sole candidate for 2021..Amen.

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  29. The circus continues. You fly to the tourist capital – I figured you would at least talk about tourism, hospitality, artisans. Most importantly investment from the private sector. Our neighbours in Zimbabwe have a new airport at Victoria falls far much better than KK Airport. They are still building 5 star hotels, and that is the so-called failed state. Yet you decide as the President to talk about people who have not accepted your Presidency, inauguration has been and gone, you did the victory lap. Time to get on with the business of running the country. You wanted the Chair so govern already smh!! The mediocrity is ridiculous

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  30. Kambwili said that it would be stupid for any normal person(ECL) to talk about 2021 elections when he is just 5 months in government, because we don’t know what tomorrow, maybe before 2021 people can gather at embassy park.

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  31. Below is what he said only 13 days ago (10th February) in regard to ‘developing the country’.

    “Mr. Lungu said he will first consider Luapula because it is Luapula that enabled him to manage the 50 per cent plus one threshold in securing his victory in last year‚Äôs presidential elections.”

    Today he says he is President for all, including those that did not vote for him.

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