Do not force me to declare a State of Emergency, warns President Lungu

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President  Edgar Lungu  (L)  with PF deputy Secretary General  Mumbi Phiri as Party Secretary General Davies Mwila (C) looks on  at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Livingstone on Thursday, April 20,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu (L) with PF deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri as Party Secretary General Davies Mwila (C) looks on at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Livingstone on Thursday, April 20,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has warned that if violence continues to prevail he will be forced to declare a state of emergency.

Speaking upon arrival in Livingstone to mark his tour of the province, President Lungu who said if the acts of arson and unlawful order continued he would be pressed to declare a state of emergency.

The Head of State who noted that such actions have left poor civilians to suffer as markets and shops which are being targeted belonged to civilians.

Government or division of government (i.e. on a municipal, provincial/state level) may declare that their area is in a state of emergency.

This means that the government can suspend and/or change some functions of the executive, the legislative and/or the judiciary during this period of time.

It alerts citizens to change their normal behavior and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans.

A government can declare a state of emergency during a time of natural or human-made disaster.

President Lungu also noted that police had been very tolerant in previous years towards UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema as he has so often broken the law.

However President Lungu said he would at no point interfere in the legal process of the incarcerated UPND leader and would allow the law to take its cause.

The Head of State mocked Hichilema who had called on all his international friends to condemn, government for his arrest.

President Lungu noted that such calls even by the international community do not shake him or government because Zambia is a sovereign state.

He also not that Hichilema was only facing arrest because he had broken the law as is the norm for any person who breaks the law.

President  Edgar Lungu  (L)  with PF deputy Secretary General  Mumbi Phiri as Party Secretary General Davies Mwila (C) looks on  at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Livingstone on Thursday, April 20,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu (L) with PF deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri as Party Secretary General Davies Mwila (C) looks on at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Livingstone on Thursday, April 20,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

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      The next thing is PF cadres raiding house to house demanding to know which part you support, and if you dont show them your EL chitenge or PF card, your family will be raped.

    • +29
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      I agree. Your inconsistence, spineless, and vision less leadership needs to be put in order.

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      State of emergency was declared last week. Kapeso has been implementing in Southern

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      The next thing is PF cadres raiding house to house demanding to know which part you support, and if you dont show them your EL chitenge or PF card, your family will be raped!

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      The next thing is PF cadres raiding you houses, from one to the next demanding to know which party you support, and if you dont show them your EL chitenge or PF card, your family will be raped!

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      That was last declared by kk, easterner, mongu riots were violently quashed by RB, easterner, now him easterner, i guess it is in their DNA.

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      The next thing is PF cadres raiding your houses, from one to the next demanding to know which party you support, and if you dont show them your EL chitenge or PF card, your family will be raped!

    • +27
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      Wow !, our very own home grown career despot in the making!

      The things that power does to simple minds……………………

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      Zambia is already under a state of energency. So declaring it wont change anything at all.

      We lived under state of emergency during Kk for 27 years. Why should we br afraid now you f00lish president?

      Declare it and its you who will be paranoid to go out

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      The next thing is PF cadres raiding your homes, from one to the next demanding to know which party you support, and if you dont show them your EL chitenge or PF card, your family will be raped while you watch helplessly!

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      The next thing is PF cadres raiding your homes, from one to the next demanding to know which party you support, and if you dont show them your EL chitenge or PF card, your family will be raped while you watch helplessly!!

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      The next thing is PF cadres raiding your homes, from one to the next demanding to know which party you support, and if you dont show them your EL chitenge or PF card, your family will be raped while you watch helplessly! Ndiye pe tafika manje.

    • +14
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      How many of you remember KK’s clean up? Police would randomly come knock at doors in the middle of the night, and start searching the house.

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      There is so much hatred among the people Zambia particularly those for and against hh and ecl.

      At this rate I am worried and scared of the future.

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      He wants to find a reason to avoid the petition. Who has broken the law between him and HH? Lungu should be sincere. No wonder the truth is hanuting him. This is what happens when you illegally get power. You are never at peace. Who does not know it is PF thugs burning markets etc

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      There is so much hatred among the people of Zambia particularly those for and against hh and ecl.

      At this rate I am worried and scared of the future.

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      @ 1.9 True Zambian

      Is there need for anyone to even want to avoid an expired petition.

      What would be the rationale?

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      @Advice!

      To hear THE TRUTH! If Lungu is not hiding the truth behind a web of LIES, what is he afraid of?

      Make a state of emergency. It will just be PROOF that Lungu is illegitimate and has failed to govern, just like it was for KK.

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      Excellency Ba President, please do not do it. The biggest loser if you do it will be the ECONOMY because no investors will dare invest their money in a somewhat troubled country. Even the IMF and its cousin the WORLD BANK may think twice to disburse money into our ECONOMY. Please don’t do it Mr President. Think of the more than 60% poor people in your country.

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      @ 1.13 Dokotor,

      What can be a bigger lie than to say “Maureen Mwanawasa has found my votes in a bin”.

      The formulate a rushed petition and expect Maureen Mwanawasa to stand as witness, only to be told by Maureen, “Don’t involve me in your falsehood. I am a respectable person”.

      And then go to the courts and revise the petition points down from 80 by more than 50, and remain with less than thirty.

      At the same time fail to present the 30 points because even them are fictitious with no one to bear witness.

      Finally turn to preliminaries are keep yourself busy doing something until 14 days period elapses,and petition expires.

      Then cry out, “have I been heard?”

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      THAT IS THE BEHAVIOUR OF COWARDS. THEY ARE SCARED OF THEIR OWN SHADOW. EVENTUALLY HE MAY EVEN ORDER TO HAVE HIS OWN SHADOW ARRESTED. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO HAVE A COWARD FOR A PRESIDENT. BECAUSE OF SELFISHNESS AND INSECURITY, HE IS CREATING PROBLEMS FOR HIMSELF AND HE WANTS TO BLAME OTHER PEOPLE FOR THEM. HE STARTED A FIRE HIMSELF AND NOW CANNOT CONTAIN IT. EVEN SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSE TO HIM HAVE NOT AGREED WITH HIM ON HIS LATEST BLUNDERS. THEY HAVE NOT SUPPORTED HIM. HE IS SO DANGEROUSLY FRIGHTENED AND BECOMING A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY.

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      MR. LUNGU CAN PROCEED AND DECLARE HIS STATE OF EMERGENCY. LIKE THE UNREASONABLE AND IRRATIONAL ARREST OF HH, IT WILL JUST CREATE HIM MORE PROBLEMS. IT MAY EVEN LEAD TO HIS OVERTHROW. HE SHOULD KNOW THAT IT WILL NOT BE THE FIRST TIME THAT ZAMBIA WILL BE UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY. THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DURING THE COLONIAL DAYS DID NOT DETER ZAMBIANS FROM FIGHTING FOR THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND THEY GOT IT. DURING THE ONE PARTY STATE THERE WAS A STATE OF EMERGENCY BUT IT DID NOT STOP PEOPLE FROM FIGHTING FOR THE REINTRODUCTION OF MULTIPARTISM AND THEY ACHIEVED IT AND EVENTUALLY REMOVED KK FROM POWER THROUGH THE BALLOT. EVEN UNDER LUNGU, IT WILL NOT STOP THE PEOPLE FROM GETTING WHAT THEY WANT. PROCEED SIR!

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      He’s completely insane, he’s actually worse than I initially feared.
      “YOU DONT KEEP PEACE BY USE OF FORCE”
      Wisdom has eluded this man.

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      @Advice. Another wild animal that needa vaccination. The army should be the one to issue such a statement then followed by him (although he is illegal). HH has lost multiple elections and has never allowed his people to behave like holigans. In 2015, we did not see buring of buildings even in 2011 when he came out 3rd. There was no record of violence.Why are all these happening under the Lungu. Look Mulungushi were he became PF president (again another illegal move). This man has a past full of illegality. The threat we have is on our democracy and human rights. Let the men and principled men of Africa and the world stand up. Zambia has always peaceful and stable until Lungu.

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      Enhe…Enhe…., PF please comment on ECL statement, and leave out the opposition. This is all planned, in fact, had UPND supporter taken to streets, ECL would have declared the State of Emergency by now.
      Each day, his statements are showing us who ECL is in reality. If you PF are blind to see this, then don’t blame others.
      Watch out Kampyongo, his language is getting stronger and stronger to provoke people. Since HH was arrested nima warning chabe, why?

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      He also threatened to send SOLDIERS to BEAT southerners. That’ s an insult to Tongas.

      This is what happens when u mix VODKA & ARV’s

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      Political Flatulence,
      Why do you hurt people for the Eastern Province so much that you would lie that KK was from the Eastern Province? You are the kind of chaps that bring genocide because of your lack of brains. KK adopted Chinsali as his home town and we all (those we brains) know that Chinsali was in the Northern Province before the creation of Muchinga Province.

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      Arguably, one of Africa’s leader who is highly ignorant of his deep ignorance. One wonders if these countries are fated towards degeneration. But again, Edgar Lungu is partly the problem. The greatest problem is a backward society that entrust such a lightweight with such a heavy weight responsibility of running a backward country.

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      Why….. What value has PF added to this country other than confusion? Just leave if you have failed.

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    Kawayawayafye! A president issuing threats to it’s citizens, what kind of leadership is this? You either declare an emergency or you keep silent, Sir. That’s true leadership. You’re just exposing your vulnerability. YABA!

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      When we said that under PF, Zambia had become a failed state, this is the proof (as if you needed any). Lungu, more than Kaunda, will finish Zambia in the shortest possible time. Let him declare the state of emergency and we will see what will become of Zambia.

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    Just declare it. And you will be the first Zambian President to be silenced . You have failed just step down. You are a waste of space. You’re a dictator and big time tribalist. A moron without a vision surrounded by a corrupt and uncivilized thuggish tribal cabal.

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      Impis’ song ( Zambian Artist RIP) Twelenganyeko tutontonkanyepo bantalamisoka balaonaula icalo cakwa Jehova Lesa!!!

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    The state of emergency is the only the way the thug president can hold on to power indefinitely. He can’t face election again.

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      Who are this man’s advisers? THis man is a serious joker. I knew he was useless but not this useless. I think nature needs to help us by taking him away….!!

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      His advisers are fellow kaponyas. That’s the problem of one track group think.

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    LUNGU SHOULD JUST GO AHEAD AND DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY AND FACE THE WRATH OF ZAMBIANS BY DISRUPTING THEIR NORMAL WAY OF LIVING. AS AT NOW ZAMBIANS ARE ALREADY IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY MODE OF LIVING AND LUNGU’S FIXATION ON HH IS ALMOST OVERWHELMING HIM. UK GOVERNMENT HAS CLOSED ZAMBIAN EMBASSY AFTER WE PROTESTED AND MANY MORE REACTIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD HAVE PUT ZAMBIA ON THE SAME LIST AS ZIMBABWE UNDER DICTATOR ROBERT MUGABE. WE ARE NOW MOVING IN EUROPEAN CAPITALS TO MAKE OUR CASE KNOWN OF POLITICAL PERSECUTIONS IN ZAMBIA.

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    Kikik when I said this was his plan all along people said I was crazy. Well there you have it. Now i sit back as a strategist and watch not all pan out. Bane we told you so.

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    Lungu will not be remembered for anything good. He is worst President Zambia have ever had. He enjoys fighting others instead of working for the poor people of Zambia who are suffering and can’t even afford a meal. These are the people who voted for you. We can’t be surprised that you want to declare state of emergency. Look at your advisers Mumbi Phiri and the rest, most of them are savages. Go ahead as nothing good will come out of you Shame.

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    Clearly, UPND have been hoping for this so their mad hatters plot to derail our country looks like it worked. I think we need to look at the legality of UPND as a political party. It’s clear they are more of a protest group with secession in mind.

    We should not hesitate to declare state of emergency if needs be. It would be appreciated if the Judiciary can hear the HH Treason case pronto and despatch him off. We need order to continue with our developments and not be detailed by hooligans.

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      not true patriot; all this has been planned; it is not the opposition that is causing these fires and whatever is going on; all stage managed to call for a state of emergency; we lived through it and it was horrible; so for the young ones supporting this move, you will hate it;

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      So “we” need to “dispatch him off” do “we” ?? You poor ignorant fellow. Where have you been all your life? What were you doing when all the other children were going to school? For your education and to clear up your confused and misguided brain, I must tell you that that is not how it works. There is a thing called “the presumption of innocence”. And I will explain it to help alleviate your obvious dullness and retarded thinking capacity.

      What it means is that a person in a court is deemed to be INNOCENT until the judge finds otherwise. Assuming he will be “dispatched off” prior to that is primitive to say the least. And can put you in contempt of court and even sued for libel.

      Got that? Can your tiny little brain cope?

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      @ Doctor

      Do you really think that you can explain something obvious to the parasitic sufferer of genetically induced 1mbecility?

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      We are all losers when the rule of law is suspended! Jungal law replaces the Law of the land! The unthinkable happens and you have no where to take your complaints. It is very easy to say certain things from abroad but think of your relatives back home! Has anyone done an investigation into the alleged incidents of allerged arson to prove that these are arson cases or we are jumping to conclusions? Remember we still don’t have a report on ritual murders that rocked our country not long ago and yet fingers were pointed. Let’s be civil! Education without character change is foolishness!

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      Patriot Abroad – keep your useless comments to yourselve – you DO NOT LIVE HERE, SO YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE GROUND ! The PF have been trying to arrest / do away with HH since they came into power. They are the ones that are creating havoc in Zambia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now suddenly, because HH has been arrested, Lungu wants to tour Southern Province so that he can threaten anyone who rises up !!! This is tyranny. This is not a democracy !! This is indeed the dawning of a dictatorship !!!

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    State of emergency for what? There is no need for such because the causes of violenece and instability are PF thugs and criminals. He is trying to avoid the pressure of letting the petition be heard so he continue to occupy the office unconstitutionally. Lungu Zambia is not Lungu and Lungu is not Zambia. Please if you cannot be man enough to defend the evidence questioning your legitmacy do not make Zambians suffer. Do not try copy expired Mugabe.

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    **********, you are heading to nowhere. You are free to particpate in the next elections as that is the legitimate route to power, there is no other way as you will death by hanging, otherwise known as treason. If we have to charge all the donkeys with treason and hang them all by the necks we shall do just for the sake of Zambia’s future. How can a party which wants to get into government destroy property which belongs to and serves the very people that you want to vote for you? All because hh must be president of zambia? What’s wrong with donkeys kanshi? Anyway you will be sorted out.

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      Unnecessary please maintain a level of civility in your debate. Your President has failed to arrest the economy, when the economy does well, the people often beg an incumbent to run for a third term (see Rwanda). No need to arrest the opposition and call for state of emergency when you are a performer, this also happens in the workplace – the most inept managers always run to processes!

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      @Terrible, you’re just as terrible as your grammar. What you’re instigating is violence in the country. And that’s how civil wars start. You think Zambia would have a normal future after that? What an id1ot.

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    @ 1.9 True Zambian

    Is there need for anyone to even want to avoid an expired petition.

    What would be the rationale?

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      Sorry Advice. I don’t waste time talking to people who think like wild animals. Only principled and well behaved humans who know a wrong from right and will stand up for what is right. I suggest you get a life than defending a failure like Lungu.

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    @ 1.9 True Zambian

    Is there need for anyone to even want to avoid an expired petition.

    What would be the rationale?

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      Do not refer chaps like this one to learned people they will not comprehend with the legal advice they will get.

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    Zambians should learn from Recip Erdogan the President of Turkey. Do not give leaders a reason to gain more power. Hakayinde Hichilema has demonstrated from the very beginning that Sata was right to call him an ‘under 5.’ He has shown a tantrum of a 4-year-old boy after losing the election. HH should have accepted that Lungu is President, but should have started going around the country in PF strongholds talking to the grassroots. Sata had only 1 MP and went on to win. HH has much more than Sata had and if he was cleverer than he is, he would be President by now. Bu, in spite of the wealth, he still thinks like a small village boy who dances at the village square and believes that the whole world is watching him. Ati, ‘We are talking to Trump’ hehehehehehe!

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      @Terrible A.K.A Uncle Charles

      Please spare us from your childish BULL.SH1T!

      Are you so dull as to think using two names will make PF more popular?

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    If you are looking to unite a country, this is not how you speak. This just fuels the anger and resentment. KK needs to advise this man seriously.

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    History repeats itself……Do you remember the ZERO Option cases of 1993 leveled against UNIP members which resulted in the arrest of among others Rupiah Banda and the shooting of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda. You will recall that Michael Sata was a key member of the MMD at that time. The strategy of harassing political opponents was very effective. Late Frederick Chiluba and Xavier Chungu effectively used this method between 1991 and 2001. Sata as national Secretary implemented the ideas from these mentors. What goes around comes back again.

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      How is it that this goes around and comes around? None of the victims played a part in the zero option debacle

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    Lungu better stay there in Zambia where his crap is tolarated. If he dares to cross the pond, he will return to Zambia in a black bag. I wish his AIDS can take course quicker than later. I hate this ugly thing. He is an embarassment to UNZA, he needs to relinquish the law degree he bought from UNZA. Useless gumugumu.

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      @ Nsimanadelele1.. Don’t despair. Just because this joker claims to have a degree in law does not mean he got it from UNZA legitimately! Just look at his record.

      He was CONVICTED of stealing from his client.

      He has tried to steal an election from the People of Zambia.

      He has admitted to having gone from nothing to 23 MILLION in a year of being in state house.

      In all probability he STOLE or FAKED his law Degree from UNZA too!

      So it is not UNZAs fault.!!!

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    Nothing warantees it Mr President. Just can those dissidents sent to commit arson. There is a better way 2 do it

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      @ Brown Envelope, nobody will be arrested for the fires. The fact is that those dissidents sent to commit arson are PF! and they were sent by Lungu!So that he can have an excuse for more intimidation and harassment!

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    Here is this Lazy Bum on another tour with his PF empty tins and here he is making threats on the airport tarmac…how can a head of State be making such serious threats on the airport tarmac? If you have something to say host a Press conference with the goings on over the past month…but no no this bum is too much of a coward.

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    Ba tonga guys,you are very difficult people!!if left unchecked by Govnt,you may make Zambia ungovernable!surely what does HH give you?you are still talking about PETITION when Govnt has confirmed to all Zambians that NO COURT IN ZAMBIA HAS A UPND PETITION ON RECORD!!!the said petition collapsed after 14 days in September,2016.but you are still talking about it!!ARE YOU NORMAL GUYS?HEY YOU ARE VERY ANNOYING!!your bitterness is what has made HH to suffer badly at the hands of Govnt in jail.PLEASE PEOPLE CHANGE.YOU CANT WIN THE PRESIDENCY BY ALL MEANS!!GOD’S TIME IS THE BEST!!MAY LORD GOD PUT SENSE IN THESE TONGAS AS ITS NOW TOO MUCH!!

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      It should be lungu who should be dragging HH to court for accusing him of stealing an election he won fair and square.

      But it seems lungu would rather be called a thief , strange , very strange.

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      @ 22.1 Spaka like lilo,

      HH said Maureen Mwanawasa found his votes in a bin and decided to draft a petition and do a pre-weekend submission.

      Then came the famous 14 days of record high unparalleled number of preliminaries.

      It was like a student who is scheduled to write an exam the following day, then he chosen to study the whole night till the following day.

      Time comes for writing the exam, the said student says “No, am not going to the exam room because I have not finished studying the topics”.

      That is HH and the UPND for you.

      Already they have started their famous preliminaries.

      Instead of pushing for the matter at hand to be tabled so that probably their client can be judged quickly, they start with preliminaries.

      Ati
      “Who busted our client at midnight?”…

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      Why dosent lungu sue UPND for accusing him of stealing the elections and calling him a thief???

      It seems lungu is used of being labeled a thief.

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    @ 1.13 Dokotor,

    What can be a bigger lie than to say “Maureen Mwanawasa has found my votes in a bin”.

    The formulate a rushed petition and expect Maureen Mwanawasa to stand as witness, only to be told by Maureen, “Don’t involve me in your falsehood. I am a respectable person”.

    And then go to the courts and revise the petition points down from 80 by more than 50, and remain with less than thirty.

    At the same time fail to present the 30 points because even them are fictitious with no one to bear witness.

    Finally turn to preliminaries are keep yourself busy doing something until 14 days period elapses,and petition expires.

    Then cry out, “have I been heard?”

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    Borrowing, Threats, harassment , policy u turns and overseeing Kaizer zulu moral decay is all lungu is good at.

    Create jobs bwana and no one will have time for the opposition or violence….

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    Where did Zambia get this President full of nothing but threats. I will this or that to you declare this or that we know you have power to do all you say. But for whose interest Mr President PF or ordinary Zambians.

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      if he was full of threats and nothing you under 5 would be at home. watch what you say lets you get caught in the crossfire

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    Look at his teeth. His mouth looks like a toilet. This motherfacker is really annoying.

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    You don’t know what state of emergency means so you just saying declare it .Are you sure of it ?? Eric Chanda if you are a leader you can’t say let him declare it .
    It’s bad

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    @ 22.1 Spaka like lilo,

    HH said Maureen Mwanawasa found his votes in a bin and decided to draft a petition and do a pre-weekend submission.

    Then came the famous 14 days of record high unparalleled number of preliminaries.

    It was like a student who is scheduled to write an exam the following day, then he chosen to study the whole night till the following day.

    Time comes for writing the exam, the said student says “No, am not going to the exam room because I have not finished studying the topics”.

    That is HH and the UPND for you.

    Already they have started their famous preliminaries.

    Instead of pushing for the matter at hand to be tabled so that probably their client can be judged quickly, they start with preliminaries.

    Ati
    “Who visted our client at midnight?”…

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      Ati:
      “Who visted our client at midnight?”
      “Why was everyone tortured except HH?”

      So, what?
      You mean you want to spent 2 months discussing who visited HH at midnight? Come on!!

      Anyway that is good because it gives the plaintiff lawyers more time to prepare themselves better.

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    Just the idea of HH medlling with such fake policitians like GBM and Wiliam Banda realy puts me off. We had it going smoothly till these thugs came on board. We were laughed at by PF and many other people when we settled for these but today we are seeing the results. Where is Nevers, Maureen Mwanawasa, Sichinga, Guy Scott, Miles Sampa all whose ‘defections’ we celebrated ?
    UPND needs to be re-branded after this court case !!

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      Thats what genuine UPND members are asking themselves. Why have these 2 rich people scattered Mazoka’s dream ? GBM, Scott etc etc why HH why ?
      What did you see in these newcomers that you did not see in us old and originsal UPND followers ?

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    As long as insults, disrespect, insolence and hate are what dominate these media outlets and the opposition at large, it is a security risk. As long as regionalism, tribalism dominate, it is a security risk. As long as public places are burnt, opposition threaten violence, it is a security risk. All the above measures will require drastic measures that will reassure every citizen that they are safe and their government is on top of things. There was a false alarm at COMESA market this evening that resulted in traders closing their shops early and this is a result of THE security risk that is hovering over our country. The dictatorship hallucinations from the opposition and the supposedly reaction from the international community is nothing but a hoax that is meant to instill fear in…

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      …in citizens so as to hate and rise up against the government. But life continues as normal. The exchange rate continues to appreciate as it hit k9.35 to a us$ today (there is no collapse of any systems!!!). MR. PRESIDENT WE VOTED FOR YOU SO YOU CAN TAKE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD. IF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS THE NECESSARY MEASURE THAT WILL CURB THESE BARBARIC AND COWARDLY ACTS, THEN WE SUPPORT YOU FULLY, SIR!!!!!

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    Edgar “Museveni” Lungu ,the autocratic and repressive ruler of Zambia has warned of imposition of state of emergency to protect himself politically.

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    The State of Emergency will suspend Rule of Law so no new investors,No External Financial Assistance and no Donor Aid and Legitimacy. That will attract Economic and Travel Sanctions to the Illegitimate Lungu Regime from the International Community. State of Emergency or not Lungu can only legitimize his Rule by Hearing and disposing off the Petition . Any other sulution will not work. The State of Emergency will just confirm the perception that Rule of Law has collapsed in Zambia. A State of Emergency will suspend certain laws and freedoms that will make Zambia a pariah and failed State.

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      ITs much cheaper for the country to hear the petition than all these costly activities being considered by ECL.He is said to have won in 7provinces,the judges are already on the payroll and doing nothing,so where is the problem MISTER PRESIDENT.HEAR THE PETITION and get over with it,afterall your job is to unite the people contrary to your view of crushing them.

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    Lungu wants a State Emergency to suspend the Constitution and banish HH to Mukobeko Prison and then kill him there. Lungu is living with the Sword and will die with the Sword. The fake Christian is now revealing his true colours. Lungu thinks he can banish HH into prison and rule by decree. A State of Emergency has serious consequences on the Zambian Economy and People’s freedoms. Lungu should bring it on and quicken the demise of his illegitimate Regime.

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    This has always been your plan Lungu and right now you are just running out of options. What next, are you going to send your cadres to burn stuff in the alleged Pf strong holds and blame it or the opposition to justify the state of emergency? Come off it and demonstrate leadership. Hear the petition and close this chapter. Uyopa chani?

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    The fighting is between PF and UPND – approximately 3.6 Million of the total people who voted for either PF or UPND. The population of Zambia is over 15 million people. Why declare a state of emergency to inconvenience more than 11 million peaceful non partisan Zambians?

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    Ka little Hitler is pissing in his pants from drinking too much alcohol which had made him fail to perform his duties of turning around tge worsening economic activity.
    1.ECL as we know is involved in the Malawi maize gate scandal
    2.PF has been stealing money using RDA over quoting on roads
    3.Election was stolen using Rb and his nephew Chulu
    4.The reason he does not want petition heard is it will prove that all the Lusaka results except matero were tampered with hence Munali and Lsk central nullification. The presidential one is the same as no certificates were available and some presiding officers were killed who did not want to tow the line
    5.Rb was granted back immunity on a technicality which lungu did not appeal deliberately as a reward for stealing him an election
    6.ECZ has…

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    The haunted alleged president is afraid of his own shadow. That’s what happens when you get into position through crooks law.

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    For those who have denied the evidence all along, it is as clear as daylight. A desperate President who has no clue on how to govern. Resorting to stage managed episodes in Mongu, saying politicians should not comment on the HH case (while he continues to do so himself) and threatening to declare a state of emergency on the back of a few fires whose cause is unknown. Meanwhile, he continues to issue statements from the airport tarmacs as he gallivants around the country aimlessly and unnecessarily. SIT DOWN at state house, assess the nations situation soberly, present yourself before the media for questions at a press conference and tell us what ‘blue print’ you have for taking Zambia forward in all endeavours.

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    All these are crooks who have wasted Zambia’s money and caused more division in Zambia.their days are numbered.every dictator says the same words before their downfall.if you’re sovereign why are you begging for money from the international community for your budget?

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    A State of Emergency is a double edged sword Mr President! Remember that even within your ranks and security wings there is discontent on account of the collapsed economy! Leaders should have big hearts that find solutions in a loving manner! Where the rule of law is suspended, anything is possible. Military coups have happened while some states were in state of emergency! It means even you Mr President will not be as safe as you want to think. But that is your call if you want to go that route. What you do, please do it quickly! We want to move on with our lives!

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    He flies to Livingstone but has to drive to Mongu ???? This does not add up! They knew HH would be driving to Mongu on the said day. The incident was preplanned. Was the president in the motorcade that overtook HH ?
    I somehow doubt it !

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    We are working on tracking anyone passing divisive comments on online media. Remember ZICTA is on course trying to get everything accordingly. You might think that using other electronic equipments other than your phone can not truck you, WRONG!

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    Not a tactful statement. ‘Don’t force me to declare a state of emergency” he knows the clique to kill or send HH to life imprisonment has failed and now he needs a way to put and end to any petition hearing by imposing the state of emergency. He has already decided to that is why they keep holding HH even though he is innocent. The more HH is held, the more damage will be carried out. mark my ways

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    This does not come as a surprise at all, all tin-pot dictators world-wide follow the same path and Lungu is simply progressing rapidly towards that. Just like Jay Jay has correctly said, why not make this statement at a full press conference? This ‘president qualifies well to be a performer in a circus. Zambians must brace themselves for more misery to be unleashed by Lungu and accomplices.

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    “Without a doubt, the Zambian government will try every method of diverting attention and blame – alleging Western conspiracy theories, invoking national security, resorting to populist rhetoric and ethnic mobilisation. These are the tools in the autocrat’s playbook.” – Mmusi Maimane

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    Yes Lungu is right. Why destroy our own infrastructure in the name of protest? Five steps front, seven steps back and we claim we need development.

    Cain every irresponsible citizen irrespective of tribal affiliations.

    Go on Mr. President. Let the haters hurt and leak their wounds.

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    Lungu is scheming a State of Emergency to stop the Petition Hearing at ICJ. Since Lungu has been obstructing the Petition Hearing in the Zambian Courts for the last 6 months and ICJ must find a way to hear this Petition with or without Lungu’s cooperation. Lungu has run out of options on how to deal with the Petition. Lungu and his Cabal have concluded that the only way to remain in Power is to avoid the Petition Hearing by killing the Petition thru the imprisonment or killing of the Petitioners and banning their Party,UPND. The country wide Arson Acts are the work of PF thugs known to the Police. Why is Kanganja quick to arrest Opposition Leaders and yet he has not arrested a single Arsonist. Lungu is fishing for an excuse to declare a State of Emergency. With or without a State of…

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    President ECL and his friends has also broken the law several times and no prosecution for them. The law will also break them one day.

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    @1.16 True Zambian – awe lyakwa namungwa mwabwelapofye, which petition are you talking about?

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    All of peace loving Zambians who are opposing the State of emergence, please let us help the police to catch those who are destroying properties, this is the only way to avoid it. Some of you knows who are doing these things, they are either your friends or relatives you know them report them to avoid this animal called state of emergence rather than keeping quiet and blaming the President, he will only do that if this anarchy continues so the ball is in every Zambian to protect our country from these idi-ots and to avoid the emergence. If you think he won’t do it watch the space who thought that HH can be where he is today. There is a limit in everything but if it goes beyond the President should not be blamed as he is mandated to look after all of us. it is not a matter of being a…

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    Me I don’t want to hear that someone has imposed a state of emergency on my parents otherwise when I come back winangu azafelapo chabe!

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    ECL makes decisions because he is president(disputed/stolen leadership), not because they are reasonable decisions!

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    Good replies in return of this question with solid arguments and
    describing everything concerning that.
    billige fotballdrakter

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    When someone is cursed by stealing something that had been dedicated to God. This is the fate one fallen one finds himself.Zambia is a nation dedicated to God and therefore if you steal an election it means that you have stolen from God.The dove refused to fly it was an omen to show the fallen man that he is not annoited to lead the nation. The accidents are wake up calls that a curse is in operation he ran the country with very difficult times in store for him and the nation as no funding will come forth from IMF because of the curse.
    God has been sending his servants to warn him but he thinks the brown envelope can save him.

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    Iwe ka Lungu, why don’t you drag HH to court for calling you a thief, that you stole the election win from him? This is the best way to solve this impasse, instead of punishing all Zambians for HH not recognizing you as a Winner? Go to court and prove yourself as a winner instead of showing us your imbecility, mental retardation, legal ignorance, psychotic violence through Kanjanga and his hoodlums, and your empty minds of Amos and Kaizer? If the your Kanjanga is a true, genuine professional policeman, why has he not acted on the deaths of the ZAF Officer, Kaizer abuse of a law officer at the stadium, and the shooting of a UPND member by Chama? Why is your mentality this twisted with Kanjanga? You are all jail-birds in waiting. We will get you for trashing Zambia!

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    Flex your muscles in improving the economy baba not promoting politics of fear. Ni chani chavuta? And at it, trying improving the prisons because that’s your definitive destination together with your blind Ministers. By the way, have a critical look at the constitution – you amended and signed quickly on this time ‘read’ especially it is says ‘State of Emergency!’ You might find that the law of that land, that if you understand Mr. Lawyer does not allow you!

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