President Edgar Lungu address Zambian Living in Swaziland on Friday at His Villa- Picture bY Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse 17-03-2017.

President Edgar Lungu has said that he had no hand in the liquidation of the Post Newspapers Limited and has nothing against its former managing editor Fred M’membe.

The President said that he has more important national duties to perform other than settling scores with any company or individual.

The Head of State was speaking last night at Swaziland’s Royal Villa when he met Zambians living in that country.

The President was responding to a question from Oliver Mutambekwa, a Zambian citizen living in Swaziland who wanted to find out the authenticity of social media reports that he was behind the liquidation of the Post Newspapers Limited.

President Lungu said he is not the type of a leader who would use his position to deal with anyone.

He said the reasons for the closure of the Post newspaper are well known and that the PF nor himself are anywhere near and wondered why he was being dragged in the matter.

President Lungu also cautioned Zambians living in the diaspora not to believe everything they read on social media as they will end up misleading themselves.

The Post newspaper was in November last year placed under compulsory wind up by the Lusaka High Court and prominent Lusaka lawyer Lewis Mosho from Lewis Nathan Advocates was appointed provisional liquidator.

President Edgar Lungu meets Zambian Living in Swaziland at his Villaon Friday Evening on 17-03-2017- Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse
President Edgar Lungu meets Zambian Living in Swaziland at his Villaon Friday Evening on 17-03-2017- Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse
President Lungu at His Village in Swaziland
President Lungu at His Village in Swaziland
President Edgar Lungu meets Zambian Living in Swaziland at his Villaon Friday Evening on 17-03-2017- Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse
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  1. Kikik you might not but your controller banda does have everything against him and that’s why you are persecuting him and his family. Be a man and own up to face him in a fair way. Legally you can’t beat mmembe because you have never won a case as a lawyer. You are a failed illegal president and man. Grow up lungu

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    • You do because you could have intervened.

      You didn’t and quiet frankly you did the right thing.

      My Presdiden you had everything to do with it and say so – Mmembe need sympathy, you don’t have to lie though.

      Thanks

      BB2014,16

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    • @ # 1 FYI, Chagwa’s legal services were engaged by the then Post Newspapers (Defunct) in countless cases all which were successfully won. The Families of the Gabon disaster won compensation from the then MMD administration when Chagwa was no part of that Administration. Isn’t that success in the court room?
      Baba term your bitterness and jealous. It’s exposing how dangerous ignorance has protruded over life with such unparalleled zeal. Chagwa is your President for 5 straight years. Utopia will not change reality.

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    • Similarly the president was not involved in relieving Kambwili of his position. It was the interest of the party and stabilty that got Kambwili out. Mmembe just resurface we now need a showdown between you and them, i.e. Mmembe Vs RB, Edward and Henry. I think that that would be a great showdown. Mmembe you have the meat to take on them.

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    • Senior citizens you have lost usefulness since rb sold your party to pf. You were a staunch mmd supporter..it seems you guys just like that joker mutati lack any integrity and move to wear you can eat. You suffer from poverty syndrome. How can we entrust the right to vote to people like you. Lungu who stole client money is now seen to you as a good lawyer. What Gabon disaster when the families are living in abject poverty..please don’t be silly you ka senior rat

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    • Fresh from the Holy Land visiting sacred tombs you come to lie through your teethy teeth. How come your aides were and still continue to be the heroes of the Post death?! Who sent them?
      You are busy encouraging the breakdown of the rule of law in Zambia. Lets see how much better you and pf will govern without the Post; lets see how much more food poverty stricken Zambians will get fed with the murder of a 25 year old independent press; lets see first grade development in Zambia because of a botched Post liquidation. The God of the Israelities doesnt sleep.

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    • These PF guys are goons. Ask what the President is really doing in Swaziland, Isreal, listening to vegetable investors, and all these travels? Does he not have work to do in Zambia? Some of his travels can be cheaply be done by his ministers. What about his embarassing Tourism Minister who went to Germany for some conference where he was neither wanted nor invited when he should be home sorting out Tourism policies. These guys have no clue what they are doing. By the way the fake President is not accepted or wanted by anyone.

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    • So between Mushota and NEZ, who won Best Blogger 2016 title? I see they are both claiming the same title. Haha 🙂

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    • You can be against Mmembe, but we are demanding arrest of notorious dangerious Kaizer. Edgar shall be rescued.

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    • I recall when Edgar Muzarewa Chagwa Lungu threatening Fred with death when he said Fred “alefwaya ukwakufwila” unless he has forgotten. What is there now for him to have aught against Fred since he has accomplished what he wanted. Killing your friend’s business is the worst injury you can inflict on any person. Anyway we have learnt one thing. Chagwa means the opposite of whatever he says in public! Very dishonest!

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    • Iwe, ‘NEZ’ next time stand on a upnd ticket in the south. tell your chief relatives you can’t win in Northern. you short peOPLE are a problem…

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    • Maverick good to have you back. I m sure you were here during the election of best blogger and just like everyone else you saw me leading by over 30 percent of votes before the votes were taken down and new ones cooked up to make mushota believe she had won. Lusaka times who are lungu biased couldn’t live knowing that the best blogger was a upnd supporter. Well the truth will always be there because even as I write you can tell from the feed back I get on here that indeed I have a huge following.

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    • Zambians cannot have free and fair elections. NEZ, Lungu, HH and Mushota are all jerks. They are all power hungry buffoons who should not even be entertained. If no one conceeds defeat we should ask all of them to dissappear from our vicinity. We don’t need the likes of Mushota, we don’t need the calibre of Lungu, we don’t need the HH or NEZ in this modern society. They are all defunct.

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    • Always look to the opposite of whatever Lungu says. That’s they only way to understand his chronic lying. It is genetic.

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  2. This Lazy thing is quick to address Zambians abroad and Dail mail reporters at the tarmac but cowers away from a Press Conference at State House where all media including international media are invited!!

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    • A fraudulent president who is illegally occupying the position thinks lying to his teeth is normal behaviour. He doesn’t care about his own reputation and integrity because he has none.

      Ask him why a simple tax issue has led to shutting down of a reputable media company? Why his wife is being victimized? How all this independent media shutdown is tainting the image of the country and scaring away potential investors they are busy pretending to be globetrotting for?

      By the way why can’t he be video calling some of these international leaders instead of visiting every country like a bored tourist?

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  3. ok but ka nez kakali. he makes pf guys panic ala. I have to say that ka nez won best blogger but it was stolen by lusaka times and given to useless mushota. without nez this website is nothing. I will vote nez next time and upnd . you have convnced me to support upnd nez! keep it up.. muchos

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    • ubwali i thank you for your support. I do this for my country. I thank you and welcome you to the might UPND. We need your support you people. We can achieve anything with your support. Let us not lose this country to illegal presidents.

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    • UPND retards, get out of here and head back to your cousin’s website Himambo at Zambian Witch Doctor.

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    • A lot of hate and jelousy in the pf camp. They don’t even act like they have just won an election. Stolen victory is not sweet. Lungu has sleepless nights kikiki mukose ba chimbwi as upnd gets bigger and we accept more supporters

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    • No beef with you @NEZ but I have to agree that it’s obvious you are praising yourself and responding to yourself… no need mate!

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    • As I have said. The pf minions are in denial. Just other day I welcomed four new people upnd who are frustrated with things under pf. So now I have become some magician who can blog with two accounts at the same time. Please do me a favour and go and play with eyes closed on great east road. Ubwali do not feel threatened by these dogs. They cannot believe it that majority of Zambians want petition heard..long gone are the days when Zambians would be cheated out of elections.

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    • DORA Siliti has directed the Minister of Justice to switch the internet off the way they switched off the post so all of you will soon have no internet very soon. Kwati chipuba.

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  4. Jay jay tell your father that who failed to bring you up well and you keep on blaming other people for your failures. It won’t help whatever you say and your disrespectful way of life. No wonder you are a UPND cry baby.

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  5. ECL has a villa in SWAZILAND? LT BE SERIOUS PLEASE. THOUGH I ENVY THESE ZAMBIANS IN SWAZILAND (TOO MANY BEUTIFUL GIRLS) I wish we can have an exchange program of taking ugly TONGA girls to swaziland swapping with beauties their

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  6. The time of the weekly post to the post which is now defuncted, one Ecl was the post lawyer and it was solid. When Ecl left the post defence became weak leading to liquidation. Its only Ecl who can defend post.

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  7. Mr President, we have everything against Kaizer Zulu’s thuggery. Say something. You are making the electorate believe that you are weak, spineless and held at ransom.

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    • How is he going to answer a question that nobody asks given that Mwamba filled that small room withis RSA embassy staff and cadres….really laughable!!

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  8. THOSE WHO AVOID TO PAY TAX MUST BE PUNISHED. AND THE LAW ON TAX MUST EVEN BE TOUGHENED. HOW CAN SOMEONE TAKE YEARS WITHOUT PAYING TAX AND EXPECT HIS BUSINESS TO CONTINUE OPERATING?PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES HERE CAN MAYBE PLAY WITH ANYTHING ELSE, BUT, NOT DEFINITELY, TAX.

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  9. Lungu is a desperate liar, why is he defending himself if he has no hand at all, even nursery school going children know that Lungu is not clean over the Post’s liquidation, let him have his day, Fred will have his last laugh one day.

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  10. THE OTHER BIG QUESTION IN ZAMBIA IS LAW ENFORCEMENT. HOW DID M’MEMBE GO THROUGH THE BORDER POST WITHOUT ANY OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES RAISING ALARM AND YET HIM AND HIS BUSINESS HAVE BEEN UNDER QUESTION? THE SAME QUESTION CAN BE ASKED ON HOW RB’s SON HENRY RAN AWAY UNDER THE FULL VIEW OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. THIS CONCLUDES ONE THING, THAT ALL OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE DEEPLY CORRUPT.

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    • Freedom of movement Bwana! Have you convicted Fred already in your Kangaroo courts? Fred is a free citizen! No court has convicted him or sentenced him. Let us remove emotions from issues for us to judge others fairly! Look at the bigger picture! PF has successfully suppressed the media and freedom of expression. When that happens, there is no democracy left. The next victim is you the citizen, whether cadre or not. If you are over 40 minimum, you will recall that this is how dictatorships started in neighboring countries. It always starts with suppression of the media and tax reasons are always the excuse and weapons to excite the unsuspecting masses! Give Fred a break!

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  11. In an effort to steal votes, HH accused Maureen Mwanawasa of finding his votes in a bin.

    The idea was to claim that the said votes allegedly found in a bin by Maureen Mwanawasa were stolen by ECL.

    Now, please note that Maureen Mwanawasa denied the allegations made by HH, of finding his votes in a bin.

    Maureen Mwanawasa went further and warned HH not to involve her in falsehood.

    So who was the real thief, the one who wanted to steal and failed because Maureen Mwanawasa did not want to be part of his fraud, or the one they wanted to steal votes from but failed?

    Maureen Mwanawasa is there, she can testify to that vote fraud HH wanted to commit.

    Again HH wanted to use judiciary to steal votes by requesting the court to transfer electoral materials from ECZ to the courts,…

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    • Again HH wanted to use judiciary to steal votes by requesting the court to transfer electoral materials from ECZ to the courts, but the court stopped him.

      His idea was to use sick elements and his sympathetics in the judicial system to tamper with the material and create fake evidence in pursuit of his falsehood.

      Ni wonder he has failed 6 times. What a failure!!!!!

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    • Is that why lungu is using a 14 day technicality to avoid the petition ??

      Will 14 days change the evidence ??

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    • @ 14.2 Spaka like lilo,

      The legal system in Zambia follows the Zambian constitution.

      If you want nshima you have to grow maize; you dont grow tobacco and expect to produce mealie meal out of it.

      So if you use the Zambian constitution to petition, you will be heard within the confines and provisions of the Zambian constitution.

      Did you want HH to use the Zambian constitution to petition, but use Senegalese constitution to be heard?

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  12. Ninshi ba vice president tabakwata passport? Why can’t she be helping our president with some of the travels?

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  13. Lungu is a liar and a hypocrite. During the Election campaigns Lungu threatened Fred Mmembe and followed thru by closing his Post Newspaper. Lungu and RB closed the Post to punish Fred Mmembe. We all know that. This illegitimate President is a habitual liar who can never be trusted with anything. The Vote Thief is haunted by the UPND Petition. If he won fairly and genuinely why has it taken him 6 months to exonerate himself? Why is he blocking the Petition? Its becoz Hearing the Petition is as good as convicting himself for Electoral Fraud. Ayopa Chani? # Let the Petition be Heard without Fail.

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    • It took only 14 days for Lungu to be vindicated.

      HH failed to prove his allegations within the legally provided timeframe of 14 days.

      He actually got so dilusioned that he started to run away from his own petition, avoiding it completely by spending and exoending his entire time on preliminaries.

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  14. There are more important things that the president does than to even remember to think about M’membe who is just one of the 14 million Zambians.

    When one of the 14 million Zambians breaks the law, there are institutions mandated to take care of such.

    If you evade tax ZRA will follow you up. In fact M’membe is not the first nor the only tax evaders to be followed up by ZRA.

    How many times has Lungu been cited over the rest of institutions and citizens? Why M’membe, is he more of a citizen or person than the rest?

    Why should Lungu even remember to even think of him as an individual?

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  15. HYPOCRITE Lazy. Daily Fail & SomeTimes of Zambia owe ZRA millions of Kwacha.

    Post Newspaper signed an agreement with ZRA to pay the outstanding amount withbut after LUNGU’s directive ZRA kept slapping more penalties.

    Yet they are still operational without interruption.

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    • The philosophy of saying:

      ‘Leave me, I am not the only thief.
      Go catch the other thief’s first before dealing with me.’

      Is a very weak philosophy.

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    • I have learnt and marked this very weak philosophy indeed. typical of an excuse from a four year old,

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  16. What a useless individual of a president. Zambia is a finished country with such an ugly and incompetent president who stole the elections. He will never be recognised no matter how much he pretends. One day he will pay!

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  17. @ Peace for Zambia, your logic is impressive. Another thing, have failed to understand why UPND lawyers made an issue of the 14 days when the constitution was so clear as to the number of days. My gut conclusion is that politics got in the way of judicial reasoning to the extent that even straight forward matters were lost. @ Peace, continue educating us.

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  18. @Peace for Zambia. Convince Lungu to take the elections appeal to Zambian courts, not until that process is allowed he remains an illegitimate president of Zambia. Lungu can tour the whole earth it wont change his status of having stolen 2016 election results. His ‘Sangomas’ warned him “You will have hard times in your rule because elections results were not yours”. Lungu is a thief known even to his own Sangomas.

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    • @ 21 MunaDekhane,

      Which appeal?

      There is no valid appeal at the moment.
      The only appeal that was made in 2016 against election victory of ECL expired 14 days after its filing-in.

      Unless there has been another petition filed (but in what context and nature) I don’t know.

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  19. The “Late Post Newspaper (Z) Ltd!” That is all it takes if you live in lies! God bless you Mr. President!

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  20. Hazaluza Hagain! Mr. President! What they know as their “legitimate losing President” is in Kalingalinga!

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  21. I believe you Lungu just the same way I believe the fact you are not involved in maizegate scandal, not!

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  22. Regarding HH’s expired petition, much can be said.

    In fact HH was not interested in the petition as seen from his behaviour exhibited during the attempted case hearing.

    The people that were interested in the that fiction were Mushipe and Mwiimbu, for employment financial purposes.

    This why HH chose to resort to preliminaries till time was consumed.

    Mushipe and Mwiimbu tried to force HH to create evidence but it was not easy for HH to do that, especially after people like Maureen Mwanawasa wanted to protect their integrity by refusing to tolerate HH’s falsehood of ‘HH’s vote in the bin’.

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  23. Even dictators are known to favour freedom of the judiciary when it favours their hidden objectives .Bwana Lungu you’re not being completely honest with us.

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  24. General Miyanda has summarized the traits of dictators very well. Edgar has the same characteristics of a tinpot autocrat and he needs to be stopped. Zambia is not his mother’s.

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  25. I recall when Edgar Muzarewa Chagwa Lungu threatening Fred with death when he said Fred “alefwaya ukwakufwila” unless he has forgotten. What is there now for him to have aught against Fred since he has accomplished what he wanted. Killing your friend’s business is the worst injury you can inflict on any person. Anyway we have learnt one thing. Chagwa means the opposite of whatever he says in public! Very dishonest!

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  26. Mmembe is his only enemy. Upnd just pay his taxes and Edgar will not have “excuses to persecute ” Mmembe. But of course you’re only paper friends to Mmembe.

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  27. M’membe wants my job as press secretary when my HH wins. I need help please suggestions welcome!

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  28. “President Lungu said he is not the type of a leader who would use his position to deal with anyone.”

    SMD

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  29. “President Lungu said he is not the type of a leader who would use his position to deal with anyone”.

    SMH

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  30. Mr President we saw video footage of you on National Television chanting, “Tukapoka! Tukapoka!”, literally translated as “We will grab (The Post Newspaper)”. That was during the 2015 presidential election campaign season. Perhaps you have changed your mind but someone took it as an instruction needing to be executed.

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    • I totally agree with you Magnum-point38s.The records are there for all to see and hear. During the presidential campaigns for 2015 he’s on record planning to pounce on the Post newspapers for their tax obligations when infact other business houses owe much more than the Post. Edgar cannot fool anyone, not even an old grandmother in Luwingu because he was using vernacular language when campaigning.”Alefwaya ukwakufwila”,all these words are on record coming out of the President’s mouth.

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