HH , Saunders and GBM before leaving for Mongu
HH , Saunders and GBM before leaving for Mongu

Minister of Tourism Charles Banda has condemned the UPND’s behavior at the Kuomboka ceremony in Mongu. Mr. Banda says the unruly behaviour by the opposition UPND at the event has a negative impact on the country’s tourism sector.

He says it is unfortunate that the UPND leadership resorted to disrespecting President Edgar Lungu who was invited to officiate at the ceremony. The Minister said the event was a traditional ceremony that was exhibiting the rich cultural heritage of the Lozi people and not a political event. He also commended the police for their professional conduct during the Kuomboka ceremony

Mr. Banda who is also PF mobilisation Chairperson says it is important for the opposition to accept that Zambia only has one President who was duly elected by the people. He has also advised the UPND leadership to accept that they lost the 2016 general elections.

The Minister was speaking in a telephone interview with ZNBC news in Lusaka .

Meanwhile, the women Federation for world Peace Zambian Charpter have expressed grave concern at the behaviour displayed by opposition United Party for National Development, UPND Leader Mr Hakainde HICHILEMA at the Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi Speaking People in western Province.

“As a civil society organisation, we stand to condemn the conduct of the UPND at the Kuomboka ceremony. The images that have gone viral on social media showing HH and his convoy driving next to the Presidents motor cade in what was clearly a show of disrespect for the Head of State is alarming. It is a direct provocation and unacceptable by any standard.

There is no where in the world were such a thing can be tolerated. We are disheartened as women and mothers and we want to put it on record that we urge all well meaning Zambians to treat these dispeakable and frequent acts of mischief by Mr Hichilema with the greatest contempt they deserve. “Said the Organisation Vice President Mrs Eunice Mbulo, in a statement issued this morning.

She further stated that the Organisation was appalled and grieved at the conduct of the said opposition political party and challenged Mr Hichilema to go and look for a country elsewhere because Zambia had only one leader with a full 5 year mandate and that Leader was President Lungu.

“Every Citizen within the boundaries of this country and even those Zambians in the diaspora must give President Lungu the respect due to him . As for Mr Hichilema, let him try again in 2021. As a civil society organisation, Our role is to provide checks and balances across the board and Zambia has a leader now and that Leader is President Lungu and he must be respected as such .” Read the statement.

And a businessman from mongu Mr Mubiana Chabeba has condemned Mr Hichilemas tribal tendencies stating that a few weeks ago, the prestigious N’cwala ceremony of the Ngoni People of Eastern Province took place and was graced by several opposition parties,civil society organisations , the church and the business community and HH did not attend the ceremony which drew participation from all tribes and political affiliations.

“Traditional Ceremonies are national events . National pride . But he shunned the one in Chipata and comes to cause confusion at the one in mongu. These tribal tendencies he displays are just shocking. I urge him to tone down. ” he said.

He further stated that HH had miserably failed the leadership test on several counts and needed to retire from active politics on moral grounds.

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  1. The reactions from government and their supporters clearly indicates that HH wields more influence and power in the country more than the so called leader

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    • Swallow your pride some times and act normal. This was wrong, silly and dangerous. Lives would have been lost. I bet your fuulish leader is not happy that nobody lost their lives otherwise he was looking for a grand opportunity to cry foul to the world. Very good comments Mr. Mubiana Chabeba.

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    • HH WIELDS MORE STUP1D1TY LIKE THE BEHAVIOUR OF A YOUNG KID WHOSE MUM HAS SAID SWEETS WILL BE GIVEN TO HIM AFTER DINNER. HH HAS FAILED LAMENTABLY. NOMBA NI, “TUFILILE MUNSENGA”. HIS BEHAIOUR IS REALLY THE WAY THE LATE MCS SUMMED HIM UP- “UNDER 5”.

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    • For once I give commendation to the police. While the service has been infested by PF cadres its gratifying to note there are still professionals in there. Chagwa was itching for a confrontation but the police defied him.
      The evil forces are trying to give a fake narrative to paint HH bad. The presidential guard wouldn’t deliberately endanger the president, its Chagwa’s foolishness that put a group of citizens in danger.

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    • Kapyongo, traffic dept and Zindaba Solo of safety agency must be fired. Where were motorcycles. Why thery never stopped convoy by temp roadblock. Where were the 650 officers, where they in water guiding Life Litunga? If you watch video, UPND leading white van stopped, because fi buju tafyensha bwino.
      HH & GBM can’t be blamed for this.

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    • Why did PF choose to use the road HH used instead of a different route? Is not because when Lungu arrived there was no one yo welcome him. So PF minions decided they follow HH so it seems as if people had lined up to see him instead of HH.

      Even when Lungu s motorcade overtook HH s people on the same route people were shouting insults at Lungu saying they were waiting for HH not lungu the thief. It is these this insults people heaped on Lungu that has annoyed PF minions saying if HH was not there Lungu would have been well recieved by people in Mongu.

      You see even when HH booked a venue in Kitwe and informed the police Lungi also decided he will hold a rally at the same venue. Who then is a trouble maker?
      Viva UPND.

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    • In fact all the people championing this condemnation are ignorant fools. Who raced to find another between the two? Why not condemn the one who was overtaking? Who gave way to the first one to be on the road? Why did they not advise the second one to wait for even an hour before getting on to the same road?

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  2. President Edgar Lungu’s press aide Amos Chanda says overtaking UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s entourage in Mongu yesterday did not put the Head of State at risk.
    In response to several queries on a media WhatsApp group about the incident today, Amos said President Lungu’s entourage did not want to fall into HH’s trap of causing a scene by forcing him off the road.
    “Route lining was done. HH passed major check points in good time but slowed down so Eagle One can find him on the way which happened. We had two options: to slow down and allow [him] to reach Limulunga or to bump him off and create some scene of sorts which is what he wanted. A decision was made to by pass him and in our mind we were clear non danger was posed to HE unless HH himself would ram his car into Eagle One,” Amos…

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    • BA WISHI GO TO THE US AND OVERTAKE THE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE. THERE WILL BE NO QUESTION OF YOU DYING. YOU WILL SIMPLY BE SHOT DEAD BY SECURITY FORCES. AS SIMPLE AS THAT. FOR A PERSON WHO IS WISHING TO BECOME PRESIDENT HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT HIS BEHAVIOUR BLEACHED PRESIDENTIAAL AND NATIONAL SECURITY.

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    • Why are these southerners using our names,we are not for HH . And true be told Peter is right ,I wonder why you letting him get away with all the nonsense behaviour. Mark my word once the ECL hites back, no one must blame him. Enough is enough

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    • @peter phiri Liar, I live in Washington DC and no one has been shot as you say.
      Our presidential/Vice Presidential escort is very competent.
      Our electoral and judicial systems are very competent.
      Read and understand before you type… Lungu is the one who did the overtaking you full…

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    • Zambia has kids both in the opposition and ruling parties who should grow up and stop the stupidity the nation is currently experiencing! He who knows he can kill a snake does not enter a thicket to prove it as its only himself that is being endangered!

      Amos can say what he likes but sweepers should do their job and you don’t do routing of opponents within a few minutes of each other! The state security were endangering the president and heads must roll! Lungu on the other hand should be the wiser statesman not a “macho” fool!

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    • @gringo …nobody has been shot because nobody has interfered with the president. I spent time in Alexandria and used to visit the memorial area and the White House. You’re allowed to site see the House at a distance especially on Pensilvania Avenue which has an designated for protestors. The mounted police will not allow you to go beyond a certain area.

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  3. https://www.lusakatimes.com/2010/08/03/pf-cadres-block-veeps-motorcade/
    Suspected PF cadres yesterday blocked Vice-President George Kunda’s motorcade as he was heading to Ndola International Airport after addressing a campaign rally in Chifubu Township.

    And more than five MMD supporters including the daughter of the party’s aspiring candidate Frank Ng’ambi were yesterday beaten by suspected PF

    cadres who descended on them after they stopped the vehicle in which they were travelling on Kwacha Road in Ndola.

    In Kitwe, suspected PF cadres on Sunday stormed Radio Icengelo with the view of attacking three former Patriotic Front (PF) Secretaries General when they featured on the radio station on Sunday.

    In the Ndola incident yesterday, PF cadres who were in a convoy which included…

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  4. Its a job of political sycophants now to show the heads out and their narrow thinking?We wonder how they get space for coverage on this online news

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  5. kikiki why is a mere tourism minister commenting on issues such as this. If indeed HH put at risk the security of the illegal president then i would like to think that is something the police should investigate and issue a statement on. Am guessing even the police find it absurd to issue a comment on how HH caused lungu inconvenience by having more support and a more thunderous welcome than the alleged head of state. kikikiki ala naseka. So these guys sent 600 police men to an event just to show HH that lungu is president. Ala illegitimate presidency costs alot of money.

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  6. “IF YOU STOP THESE PEOPLE TO SHOUT, I WILL BEAT TO THE ROCKS AND THEY WILL START PRAISING ME”. YOU CANT STOP PEOPLE IF THEY DECIDE TO SUPPORT SOMEONE. CONDEMN THE WESTERNERS AND NOT HH AND GBM. YOU ARE ALL JUST USEFUL FOOLS FOR LUNGU

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    • This is why we must at all cost teach them a leason when they are on the copperbelt, let them campaign in West and southern provinces . Who can give them a permit with this dog behaviour

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  7. Mr Charles Banda Sorry to say you are foolish, why condemning UPND every day, You want as to accept someone who did not wine and the case is still in the court. Very Stupid.

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    • Popular in certain areas yes. Lungu is also popular in other areas. if you want to prove this, think about the fraction of zambia that rioted when election results were out.

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    • Yes he is popular tatulekana. In three provinces and that’s the reason why he is respected and acknowledged as the biggest opposition party in Zambia and not in 3 provinces. What this means is that, he can go anywhere in Zambia he will be accorded the respect he deserves as leader of the biggest opposition party. This also is true for his friend ECL. popular in 7 provinces he should be able to go anywhere in Zambia and should treated as president or given the respect he deserves. Not this nonsense having no go areas. Hh Ecl you are both Zambians with different society status and therefore where ever you go you must be treated as such.

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  8. The sooner we all realise that we have a siting in President the better. Do not be used because you will sooner than later be damped.

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  9. The day that hyena called HH will die,thats the day Zambians will start experiencing mature politics.this id10t called Kainde never go to ceremonies in Luapula,Northern,Muchinga,Eastern.but went to kuomboka in western due to his tribal politics which he believes in.president Edgar Lungu must replace IG Kanganja with madam Katanga so that she can put HH where he belongs(jail)!!!!

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    • Hh is very well to do and his life expectancy is probably thrice yours. Meanwhile your kids and family have low life expectancy due to the same ugly rat you support. But the poverty has chewed your brain so much that you can’t realise that. Your father and mother will die before Hh

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  10. To dent HH’s Popularity among the Lozis this was planned and executed by Criminals like KZ. They let HH Motorcade start off and then embarrass it by kicking it off the Road and then overtaking it and shutting off HH’s delegation from the Ceremony Venue. This is part of Lungu’s plan to force the Petitioners to recognize Lungu as President and coerce them to withdraw their Petition from the Courts. This tactic wont work and ICJ is calling very soon.

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    • EXCELLENT IF THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED! SO, YOU ARE SAYING THE GATE CRASHER AND FAT LABERT WERE OVERTAKEN AND BARRED FROM THE CEREMONY. VERY GOOD PLANNING.

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    • @ mwansa , just use your cow name or dark skin people name. Be proud of your foolish name.

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  11. I was in mongu and I must say iam disappointed with the conduct of upnd. Total provocative conduct..! I regret having voted for hh. Never again..!

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  12. Those of you supporting HH’s foolish stunts you need to grow up..he was looking for political mileage by provoking Presidential motorcade so that they react and in the process get someone hurt or killed. That fool called HH would have come out clean out of that fracas and gone to international medial to make noise. He also would have ruined the Kuomboka Ceremony with his reckless behavior and the police took all that into consideration not to bump him off the road.
    You cant stand in the way of Presidential motorcade that is disrespect and whether he acknowledges Presidnt Lungu or not that’s not how to behave. You don’t go to a traditional ceremony to gain mileage, that is stealing attention from the real event. He is stealing the show for our friends celebrating Kuomboka and its…

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    • ACTUALY IF YOU STUDIED OUR ZAMBIAN HISTORY HH HAILS FROM THE BANTU BOTWATU THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY AND BY ALL RIGHTS IT IS LUNGU THAT SHOULD BE IN MALAWI. THE NGONIS FLED FROM SOUTH AFRICA INTO NORTHERN RHODESIA NOW ZAMBIA BY SHAKA. I THINK GOOGLE THESE FACTS.

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    • What Google…..you mad that’s why you belive what that white man told you . Are you sure you know the history of zambia. These white boys came to zambia and lied that they discovered our falls and foolish you allow them to name it Victoria falls and the town you name it after the the same liar livingstone. Are you sure there where no local people living in that area at that time? Kubweka no wonder you don’t even know yourself. Shame on you. Look at USA Obama and trump do you know there history. These white boys brought divide and rule to Africa and shame we got people who believe in them. Get your facts right

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    • Aweee ba Band. He is a person just like you and me. Its just that he is wrong. Don’t be bitter as you support the team that already won. My team lost but am deeply not in support of these bitter words we keep exchanging among ourselves. There is time to accept the situation and look forward to what future holds.

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  13. HH and GBM are not for peace ,these are foolish people looking for somewhere to die. And for GBM stop following blindly you are going to put yourself in trouble. Once please commander in chief please put your foot down and bring these rebels to book.

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  14. Which president’s motorcade did HH over take? The invited guest of honour’s car? Aah!!sorry about that.

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  15. Integrity!
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    Let’s Support and Condemn were it is due…..!

    HH errored and no need of justification especially the UPND family because lives would have been lost.

    Know your leaders and their hidden motives…!!!….

    A_I2017

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  16. Some comments from these imbeciles are so crude that one is left wondering whether these cults have any brains remaining in their skulls…

    HH can not be a Hero after losing so many times…. He is just your hero who will never enter state house…

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  17. Freddie Munyela you’re right and I hope they will one day regret there deeds. Time and very soon will catch up with them.

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  18. Sometimes I fail to understand cadres. We all know what happens when the president is passing. The police clear the route. Now, instead of questioning why police didn’t clear the road you are condemning a road user. The level of dullness in this country is astonishing!!!!

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  19. PF knew that HH was in that road, the aim was to bump into his convoy so that when he gets out the road, deadNBC can report that he had given passage to someone he doesn’t recognize as president, this is just another pf plan gone wrong.

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  20. Lungu was being yelled at by the crowds and he wanted to save himself from further embarrassment, hence the need to overtake and later blame HH.
    The people who planned the procession have to own up and take the blame.
    The moral of the story is: Lungu is a non entity in Western province, take that and live with it. He can still the vote but reality will forever haunt him

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  21. Heads must roll. How can someone overtake or takeover presidential motorcade? Where were security and IG?
    That is the Zambia Head of state (ZHOS) with Eagle One. Chagwa fire IG he is for opposition HH

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  22. I have long commented that HH is tribal. Just look at the funerals that he attends and the condolences that he passes, all for tonga funerals, most recent one was for that rich lusaka guy who was murdered by a girl friend. If you dispute tell me which funeral of a non tonga he has attended or given his condolences?
    I bet if GBM passed on today he would consider it the funeral of a monkey and travel to Namwala instead.

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  23. As for motorcade the law is more clear than the petition, so ba HH badaala baasa, prepare for not a few days in Kamfinsa. You may consult Elisha Matambo how to survive Kamfinsa so that you may be prepared in advance.

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  24. It surprises me how some people express their ignorance on this block. U are busy blaming, condemning HH but the reality of the matter is ignored. Who takes care of a President? Are you people who are busy making tantrums not asking yourselves where the police went when your president was left and exposed don’t just yap think. U condemn HH GBM but u are just wasting your time both the police and their planed move was fake Zambia will be liberated those who are riding and hiding in evil will be exposed just wait you see

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  25. ,my understanding is that ngos and civil societies are not permitted to involve themselves in Politics. It is a condition of there registration.
    Terrible am worried about your health, are you ok,, you have not mentioned donkeys once….kikiki

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  26. @30 Masalamuso, wrong about that NGO. They are involving themselves in politics. Their comment is about morality of the donkeys, it’s well within their mandate as NGO.
    And wrong about the donkeys, they remain donkeys, nothing can save them at this hour. They will go to heaven as donkeys, it’s impossible to reverse their mutation now.

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  27. All those who are condemning HH and Mwamba know that your constitutions is not working it’ll only work on poor Zambian if you read the constitution will find that we don’t have a president today in Zambia. don’t just talk any how. we are killing the law of Zambia.

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  28. Lungu was just disappointed by the reception he received in Mongu compared to that for HH – PERIOD!
    Now Lungu is crying??????????kikikikikikikikikiki…………sorry Lungu not my President.

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  29. Let HH go to Eastern, Luapula, Northern Provinces.That crowed was paid up and organized by HH and GBM to do just that.

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  30. This is not healthy for national development. We cant be bitter forever. Learn to move on guys. Despite having voted for HH, I have accepted Lungu as my President. Why remain bitter forever?? Real leaders leave chance for people to reflect.

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  31. LUNGU IS NOT PRESIDENT ACCORDING TO UPND AND SOME ZAMBIANS, HE DID NOT WIN THE ELECTIONS AS ALLEGED AND THE COURTS DID NOT DECLARE TO THE CONTRARY, HOW CAN ANY ONE BE FOUND WITH AN OFFENCE OF espionage or BLOCKING A PRESIDENT WHEN ZAMBIA HAS NO PRESIDENT?

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  32. IN ANOTHER COUNTRY THESE *****S- HH AND GBM WOULDNT GET AWAY EASILY WITH SUCH BEHAVIOUR.
    ECL IS OUR PRESIDENT GT IT IN YOUR THICK SKULLS

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  33. Foolishly timed coincidence by HH and his minions GBM and SANDALS alas saunders. One day they shall reap what they are sewing. Come 2021 all these acts shall be remembered and analysed. And these are the people who accept to have a discussion on matters affecting the Nation but with who?

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  34. Tribal is HH ‘s trump card. That’s I feel sorry for Fart Albert who doesn’t see the true colors of HH because he’s blinded by his hatred for Edgar.

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  35. WHEN WILL THIS ANIMOSITY BETWEEN PF & UPND END, SURELY ARE SWORN ENEMIES OR WHAT? I ALWAYS SEE YOU GUYS TRADING INSULTS, UNPRINTABLE AND BAD WORDS AND SO I WONDER WHERE DID ALL THIS COME FROM? WE ARE ALREADY INTERMARRIED AMONG ALL TRIBES SO IT BEATS ME TO SEE ALL THESE BICKERING AS IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL. CAN WE LIVE TOGETHER IN HARMONY AND PEACE LIKE WE USED TO LIVE BEFORE. IT IS SAD INDEED WHEN PEOPLE CANT LEARN FROM THE RWANDA GENOCIDE SURELY WHEN WILL ALL THIS NONSENSE GOING TO END. WHEN YOUR GOD-GIVE TIME COMES NO ONE CAN STOP IT – NO AMOUNT OF OPPOSITION CAN THWART IT SO LEARN TO LIVE IN PEACE WITH EACH OTHER.

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  36. Why is everything politicized in this country at the expense of development and national unity? PF for once, grow up and work towards the good of this nation. For the last three years PF has only managed to close down the post newspaper and send over 2000 workers into joblessness, fighting UPND and it’s leader HH and everyone oppossed to their views and political interests. The current PF and it’s leaders have failed to even craft a vision for this country and they will not leave any legacy behind them. Look at the breakdown of the rule of law, lack of respect for the constitution, failure to respect and uphold the separation of power among the three branches of government. What is causing all this confusion in the country? It can only be PF corruption which they are trying to defend at…

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  37. Congratulations Kaizer, ZP, OP, ZA and to all those who participated in this issue for making HH and his moron look more foolish than when they lost the elections. Their aim was to destabilize the Kuomboka ceremony so that they can put ECL to shame. It’s good that Lungu’s camp were one step ahead of them. Mongu is stable as well as Zambia is now because of your good decision which you made and it is business unusual as usual. This is how big men thinks.

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  38. So Banda to you having 600 AK 47 carrying guns police Officers is ok during a traditional ceremony and blocking other citizens like HH and GBM from attending the ceremony is ok?
    The government saw what happened you can not suppress peoples decision and the Police looked useless as they did not achieve anything we just wasted the countries tax payers money.

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