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I’ll l not respond to provocations from those who are opposed to my leadership-Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu speaking to Chief Chimuka (third from r), Chieftiness Mungule(c) and Chief Liteta (r) shortly before Commissioning the Katuba Toll Plaza in Katuba
President Edgar Lungu speaking to Chief Chimuka (third from r), Chieftiness Mungule(c) and Chief Liteta (r) shortly before Commissioning the Katuba Toll
Plaza in Katuba
President Edgar Lungu says he will not respond to provocations from those who are opposed to his leadership.

President Lungu also says he has listened to what the church has said on various issues affecting the country and will take their views on board.

Speaking when he met Lenje chiefs in Katuba before the official opening of the Katuba toll gate plaza, President Lungu urged the church to also talk to opposition political parties.

And the Head of state has reiterated that the Police must be given space to work as they investigate cases of suspected arson carried out on public buildings.

President Lungu said those carrying out such attacks must be aware that they are causing pain and anguish on ordinary Zambians.

He praised the Lenje chiefs for being accommodating by embracing people from all parts of the country to settle in their chiefdoms.

Meanwhile President Lungu has questioned why his government must continue paying subsidies to some traditional chiefs who have not recognised his election as Republican President.

President Lungu said traditional leaders even those who support the opposition must work with government of the day.

The head of state has also appealed to Zambians to support chiefs instead of expecting government alone to assist traditional leaders.

He said there is need for the country to appreciate its cultural heritage and values.

And the Lenje chiefs who met President Lungu have expressed concern over suspected arson attacks mounted on public buildings.

Speaking on behalf of chiefs, Chief Chamuka of the Lenje people encouraged the head of state to continue in his quest to develop the country.

Chief Chamuka appealed to the head of state to give chance to the local people in the area to be employed at the toll plaza.

Other chiefs present were Chieftainess Mungule and Chief Liteta.

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has advised state house aides to give members of the media chance to work instead of chasing them when he is holding meetings with stakeholders.

President Lungu says chasing journalists gives the impression as if the state wants to fabricate information.

The head of state said this after aides asked journalists who were covering the President’s meeting with Lenje chiefs to leave the holding room before either the chiefs or the president had said anything.

President Lungu observed that there are times when he wants certain information to be captured and relayed to the nation.

He said the media is an important stakeholder and should not be kept away from important occasions.

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57 COMMENTS

  1. Will you respond to barking dogs opposed to your lunatic leadership provoking you? Woo woo woo woou.

    • You have to pay those chiefs because their subjects pay taxes, unless you fork that money from pf coffers.

    • @Anso
      1 Kings 1:52
      Solomon said, “If he is a worthy man, not one of his hairs will fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he will die.”

    • Lungu, Lungu. True leadership comes unopposed when a leader foster an enviroment of love and hard work. Not hate and threats like you have been doing even to the extent of sending thugs and criminals to an innocent man’s house at night. How many opposition members were rushing to join the late LPM due to his true leadership? For you even if you paid opposition MPs they would still decline your offer mainly because you are not inspiring, surround yourself with criminals and thugs and most importantly have not upheld the rule of law by following it. Simple thing is go defend your legitmacy in court not through police abuse or media

    • I think his governance style is of another level – just look at how relaxed he looks and later on listen to how accommodating he sounds? This is the kind of leadership that Zambia needs, no wonder the whole Zambia is behind his leadership.
      I agree, the Lenje people are very accommodating – they have wise cheifs.
      I again agree with his question, why should chief Mukuni contiinue getting money from government which he says doesn’t exist?
      This are views of one of the very few Leaders the world has ever seen, the likes of Mandela.

    • @1.1 HH MUST GO THROUGH THE DUE PROCESS OF THE LAW. AND YOU MUST BE REMINDED THAT THE DUE PROCESS OF THE LAW HAS NO SHORT CUTS.

      HOWEVER, THE CHIEFS ARE RIGHT THAT PRIORITY MUST BE GIVEN TO THE LOCALS WHEN EMPLOYING TOLL ATTENDANTS. AT LEAST 60% BEFORE THEY EMPLOY FROM LUSAKA OR OTHER PLACES. AND I TOTALLY, AGREE WITH THE CHIEFS.

    • Just do that is right and release that man who represents our voice and wise views. Stop intimidating our chiefs too.

  2. What leadership? You ain’t no leader bra. Get off your high horse you little rat. Until the petition is heard Zambia is in autopilot with you as a plane hijacker that is why things have gone cokeye. Lungu even at university I remember always wanted things he never worked for. This later translated into him stealing client money and then elections and soon we will find out tax payers money.

    • I believe you r Tonga bitter Idi.ot. Tribal id.iots like chief mukuni. alinya pali bungee jumping.

    • Believe what you want to believe you silly bellend. I deal with facts. If you some know what bellend is please Google it. It actually also describes lungu

  3. Ironically he has already responded.If you read this statement and recent events,you can absolutely conclude that he has already responded,even harshly in fact.Read between the lines of this statement.Where is Mushota?

  4. I remember the UPND not recognizing Lungu as the Republican President. And so I ask myself why again are they busy asking for him to pardon the HH case….? How can he do that if he is not the President? Humble yourselves and accept Lungu and your leader will be out in no time. I know what am saying is a bit contrary to this news story am glad you have read my point anyway.

    • We are not asking him to pardon hh. Our case is before the courts and our argument is that there isn’t a case. Learn to be factual in your comments. It is the international community that is condemning lungu and demanding for hh release. Do you see how ignorant you look. Mbeba iwe

    • How do you pardon someone who has not been convicted and all false charges confirm he has done nothing wrong? Be fair! Those false charges will only stand in Kangaroo courts!

    • Boston, check your facts. UPND has never and will never ask for pardon from Lungu. He is illegitimate and a dictator who is clearly enjoying abusing others with stolen power. There is time for everything in this world. Enjoy whilst it last!

  5. @NEZ we don’t really care who it is! Are you that stupid to forget that you people cried for the “International Community” to come in and help your useless boss the moment he went under??? Why are you denying that now??? Do YOU see how ignorant and stupid YOU look now????

  6. Zambia is being led by a pack of thugs with morals from the pit latrines of chawama….ati don’t chase the media !! Is this when this fraud convict is realising that his administration is brutal towards the media ??

  7. LUNGU HAS A DOUBLE FACE. ONE EYE OPEN AND ONE EYE CLOSED MEANING HE CAN NOT TAKE ANY ADVICE FROM THE WISE AND HE CAN ONLY SEE WHAT HIS MIND DREAM OF. LUNGU WILL NEVER BE A GOOD LEADER AT ALL AND GOD HAS PUT HIM SO THAT ZAMBIANS WILL SEE THE TRUE PICTURE OF WHAT DICTATORSHIP IS ALL ABOUT.

  8. So now he wants to stop paying chiefs subsidies just because they don’t support him? What a joke, it is our money and not yours. The Catholics have spoken, you have decided to turn a blind eye, the chiefs have spoken, you have stiffened your neck and given a deaf ear in return. One thing that is certain is that, you will not occupy that seat forever, do unto others as you would like them do unto you, it is a simple advise. Zambia belongs to us all, we may differ politically but as a family we are one. There is no need to destroy your friends property and cause chaos and brutality just to get your way, it is unnecessary. Head to advise whilst there is still time, let the petition be head and release HH.

  9. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE IN ZAMBIA AREN’T OUR LEADERS BUT OURSELVES. LOOK AT HOW DEBATE ISSUES, NO MATTER HOW WRONG A SITUATION IS, AS LONG AS IT IS ON OUR SIDE, WE SUPPORT IT. WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR MINDS? WHY CAN’T WE SEE BEYOND OUR NOSE? THE CURRENT IMPASSE WILL NOT GO IN THE MANNER OUR TWO MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES ARE HANDLING IT. THERE IS NEED FOR TRUCE ON THESE TWO LEADERS, HIS EXCELLENCY ECL & HH. OTHERWISE, I FORESEE A SITUATION WHERE THERE WILL BE NO VICTOR IN THE END BUT VICTIMS WILL BE THERE.

  10. Iwe Lungu the money paid to those chiefs does not come from your own pockets or PF buy Tax payers so they chiefs will continue to get paid like it or not no stupid threats why do you force people to like you when it’s a fact that you have a very upsetting face?

  11. Am told he lost terribly to HH in those same areas. A wise Dr would work towards treating à cancer in itsome early stage.

  12. It looks like the Catholic statement has stung. He is not willing to trade words with the Catholic Bishops. Well, I hope he changes accordingly.

  13. The most violent, incompetent, visionless, unproductive parties in Zambia are PF and UPND. And a man called registrar general is seated in his office getting his monthly salary.

  14. This guy is a f00l period. So subsidies should be given to those that supports his dictatorship rule? What law says that? Now he wants the media? What Media? The brainwashed pf media? Because those that do their real media jobs are dubiously harassed, arrested and muted through arrests. So Lungu should not think we are stup1d as his cadres. We see how pathetic of a conman claiming to be a lawyer he is. Lungu is pathetic together with those people that supports him. I hope they suffer more.

    • It will be nice if he says all those who don’t recognize him should also stop paying taxes. He should be asking them why they should pay tax to someone they don’t recognize?

  15. All those foOls insuting each other from both indisciplined parties(PF and UPND) must stop. It is not necessary to insult, you fo0ls. These are just politicians, and you fo0ls are busy loosing your sleep over their dealings . Mbuzi za banthu imwe

  16. Lungu, Lungu. Everytime its provocation, threats etc. When are going to do the right thing? Zambians do not pay you through taxes to be sending thugs and criminals to go harm an innocent man just because you were jealous of his popularity in Mongu to even leave your chopper and follow him. Ask yourself why are these people opposed to my leadership instead of taking it as provocation? True leaders listen to critism and opposing views however provocative. Only failed leaders like the expired Mugabe take opposing views as provocative but who will ever remember Mugabe for anything good? As it stands, once you leave that office you will have a lot problems both locally and internationally. I would strongly urge you to act according to bible standards and rid of all thugs and criminals around…

  17. Also let the petition be heard and defend your legitmacy in court. No body will have a problem with you as head of state but you have to prove through an impartial legal process that you are legitmate. Its not about HH. Everyone saw what happened and how the elections were manipulated. Judiciary was bribed etc. Just clear your name in court not through threats and police intimidation. A true leader and winner will never shy away to prove his sucess through evidence so go to court and show all Zambians and the international community at large you really won that election.

  18. Why is this president pre-occupied with the issues surrounding his legitimacy from among all the pressing matters affecting the nation that need urgent attention? Is he really enjoying a good night sleep over who recognizes him or not? What is there to force people into recognizing him as a winner of the last presidential election if he truly won as declared by ECZ? Why have we recently witnessed massive resignations at ECZ immediately after the disputed elections if their collective conscience is not eating them day and night? These and many more questions are lingering in the minds of many decent Zambians………..:

    • He is concerned because he knows he lost the elections. He is an illigal president and I am speaking this not as a HH supporter, but a Zambian citizen that sees thing as they are. Lungu is the worse Illigal President on the face of the earth. He needs to be in Jail.

  19. May I remind the President and/or whoever it may concern that part of the money paid to Chiefs come from Tax Payers who come from different Chiefs. I don’t mind paying Tax knowing that even my Chief in whose chiefdomship I hailed while going to school to get me to where I am. He deserves to benefit even as others that have not contributed to my wellbeing are getting the money I pay through the tax that I pay

  20. nez IS A FOOL ZOOONA, AUTO PILOT WITH A HIJACKER OPERATING IT KA, DO U EVEN KNOW THE MEANING OF AUTO-PILOT IWE KA SWIIINE?
    nez IS THE MOST IRRITATING BLOGGER IN TODAY’S LIFE

    • No you are the most irrating. NEZ is nothing compared to PF bloggers like Mushota. I don’t support either but what is right. Let your Lungu go prove his legitmacy through a proper legal process. I am not sure how he feel been among other presidents and he is a suspected illegal president.

    • @Vuyo, its ignorant f00ls like yourself and Mushota among others that are irritating and plain dull, You are destroying Zambia. What a waste of oxygen you morons are. You should be ashamed. I hope you do not have any children or relatives there in Zambia because your worthless Lungu is looting in Zambia while handing it to foreigners. Zambians will remain poor bacause of id!ots like yourself and Lungu.

  21. Lungu cannot sleep at night. He is always at the prison where HH is held? What is the plan here? Either release him on zero charge or lock him up for life…! What is going on here?
    Treason is treason – there is no going back.

  22. LIFTED UP FROM THE GRASS TO THE THRONE; FROM NOTHING TO A KING; VERY HUMBLE MAN INDEED; NO WANDER GOD EXHALTS THE HUMBLE BUT RESISTETH THE PROUD. FROM THE STREETS OF CHAWAMA, THERE I SAW A MAN TRULY LOVED BY MANY A ZAMBIAN BUT HATED BY A FEW. LET THOSE WHO HATE HIM SPEAK VOLUMES AGAINST HIM BUT THEY WILL BE ASHAMED AND BE MADE AS NOTHING. LET HIS ENERMIES LIVE LONG TO SEE HIM EXALTED AGAIN IN 2021 BY THE HAND OF THE ALMIGHTY. THEN THE ENERMY WANDERS WHY AND THE RICH CANNOT COMPREHEND. THEY FORGET THAT IT’S THE HAND OF THE ALMIGHT THAT EXALTETH BUT NOT MONEY. HENCE THE PSALM GOETH:
    1. THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD; I SHALL NOT WANT.
    2. THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES: THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL; MY CUP RUNNETH OVER.
    3. SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL…

  23. I love this poem, Emmanuel, please keep it up. No doubt about it, ECL is very humble. Just compare with the opponent. Mawe!

  24. Now I understand why Uncle Lungu is behaving in the controversial manner he is behaving. I quote the statement “Meanwhile President Lungu has questioned why his government must continue paying subsidies to some traditional chiefs who have not recognised his election as Republican President.” Uncle Lungu it’s not your money that is paid to the chiefs, its govt money. They were getting it b4 u came to power and they shall still get after u leave power. That’s a fact. Moreover the southern province chiefs are not poor chiefs. They have got plenty cows- they feed Zambia with their meat. Even if you withdraw their salaries, they shall get it in arrears when u leave power, thereby empowering them more. Advice for you my leader, stop ruling by threats-it doesn’t raise your standing in any…

  25. Are you done, some of the commentaries are just too long and boring, repeating same things over and over.

  26. Chiefs have a right to support a candidate of their own. After all they get paid taxpayers money and not pf money. is this difficult to understand….? Any chief who supports pf is a good chief but any chief who opposes human rights abuse is anti government , isn’t this rubbish? chiefs should be left alone and not to be intimidated by reviewing their salaries if they speak the truth period!

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