Dr Mwaanga urges Politicians to dialogue urgently

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Veteran Politician Vernon Mwaanga has said the need for political dialogue among politicians is more necessary and more urgent now than ever before in Zambia.

Dr. Mwaanga noted that it is would be unwise for politicians to bury their heads in the sand and pretend that all is well in Zambia.

He stated that he fought for the independence of Zambia and for the re-introduction of multi-party politics in 1960 and 1990 because he looked forward to building a peaceful and prosperous country for all citizens in keeping with the country’s national motto of “one Zambia, one nation” which has served Zambians well since independence in 1964.

He explained that Zambia has passed through difficult times which imposed immense hardship on its citizens, such as the responsibility of hosting freedom fighters, the burden of Ian Smith’s unilateral declaration of independence and the political, social and economic pressure which was imposed on leaders and the people in Zambia.

Dr. Mwaanga noted that when the time came to deal with the need for Zambia to return to multi-party politics and do away with the oppressive one party system which had robbed Zambians of their basic freedoms and compromised their human rights as well as their rights to make political choices, President Kaunda did not look at how much power he enjoyed which was enormous at that time.

He further noted that President Kenneth Kaunda had to put the country and its people first by inviting the people who were in prison like Edward Shimwawa and General Christone Tembo to dialogue with them for the sake of peace in Zambia.

Dr. Mwaanga has, however, urged President Edgar Lungu to emulate Zambia’s first republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda who decided to put the country and the people first and opted to dialogue to maintain peace and harmony in Zambia.

“President Lungu should emulate President Kaunda who had put the country and the people first and opted to dialogue to maintain peace and harmony in Zambia” Dr. Mwaanga said

43 COMMENTS

  1. Legal Definition of treason. : the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one’s country or of assisting its enemies in war; specifically : the act of levying war against the United States or adhering to or giving aid and comfort to its enemies by one who owes it allegiance.

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    • Dr Mwanga should have retired and gone away.

      I understand what he is trying to say but his is not a mind of wisdom respect by the masses

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Brother Mwaanga, the spirit of dialogue to foster harmonious politics in the land rests squarely on the shoulders of politicians who are still cheating themselves that there is no Government and President in Zambia. Lets zero on principles of conflict resolution seriously. Even preporandarant powers standing on different ideological platforms when they reach a crisis point, they recognize each other to achieve irredentist objectives. UPND is at its weakest point and its time to show maturity now.

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    • How do people dialogue when they don’t recognize the opponents positions in society? wont they end up fighting? Vj is saying ECL should emulate blabla.. why can’t he ask HH to emulate Miyanda or anyone who lost to ECL to accept the loss? Biased advice will not work here. The young one (HH) has to swallow his pride first and the older one (ECL) will lower himself and dialogue will happen. I believe this is the only practical solution

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    • @Senior citizen, what’s the meaning of preporandarant? I’ve tried to google it and nothing is coming up apart from a comment in which you used this word sometime last year.

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    • There’s is nothing to talk about between PF and UPND. If HH’s votes where stolen, Zambians would have taken it upon themselves to make sure he became their president. But HH is so delusional he is fighting himself, by himself for himself. Let him rot in jail. Lungu has nothing to gain from dialogue with the toy thrower!

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    • It’s too late for dialogue if you have HH in mind. For HH its treason case the world is interested in, you had all the time to advice your HH to dialogue but you let that chance pass. Lets dialogue in high court and Mukobeko maximum prison.

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    • If the Late Great Anderson K Mazoka was alive he would vomit on VJ! VJ messed up the late AKM and today he is doing what!???? Mazoka I tell you would’ve been a supporter of One ECL had he been alive today. The type of politics practised by Human Hyena (HH) and GBV is politics of the dustbin! Dustbin politics, insults, lies, and pettiness is the norm of HH- this is sad because it has denied the nation of a competent opposition at the expense of delusional Dunderheads.

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    • Nobody disputed and continue to arrogantly refuse that KK was the president of zambia. We have a group of people who are refusing to accept that ECL is the president. I am still wondering why people are failing to tell that group to accept that ECL is president so that dialogue can start. Why is dialogue so pronounced than those refusing to accept that the country has a president? Instead of us wasting time and making noise on dialogue, let us all make a lot of noise to this group to accept that the country has a president. How are we going to dialogue in the midst of denial? Whom are we going to dialogue with in the first place. VJ managed to attend a meeting at State House because VJ accepts that ECL is president. They met and based on VJs posting the meeting was cordial and frank. Why…

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  2. please bear with Dr. Mwaanga he had a fair share with women and he thinks HH & ECL can do the same.

    anyway i have nothing to learn from this man with fair share of women

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  3. Mushota..every time you post here…does not make sense..we all know by now..you are just a prostitute moving around in London sleeping with every man as long as he is white…..you better sut up…

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  4. Dr Mwanga you’re the one messing up the country outside the international community and you come back to preach peace because you’ve failed to destroy the country. Rubbish please get a life. Next subject

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  5. Don’t destroy your relationships beyond repair because the person who fights you today can be your saviour tomorrow.”
    Great leaders must humble themselves like little children. Little children may quarrel but later reconcile ….. JESUS said that we must be little children.
    GOD gave us mouths to talk to each other as such we must talk to anyone. Imagine if President Lungu and HH were two people in the world, would they talk to each other?
    What is causing these two not talk to each other? is it PF or UPND cadres causing?

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  6. MR MWAANGA ITS HUNGER COUPLED WITH DISEASE OF MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT AND MINIMUM RESPONSIBILITY, HE IS JUST RANTING TO RECEIVE ATTENTION HIS TIME IS GONE AND BURRIED

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  7. That is GOOD OF YOU BA MWAANGA as AN ELDER “STATESMAN” BUT WE EXPECTED THIS ADVICE IMMEDIATELY SOME PROMINENT POLITICIANS VEERED AWAY FROM LEGAL WAYS OF PROVIDING CREDIBLE OPPOSITION Surely WE NEED DIALOGUE and THE MAIN THINGS TO TALK ABOUT IS RESPONSIBLE OPPOSITION POLITICS, ADHERENCE TO RULE OF LAW FOR ALL INCLUDING THOSE IN POWER! Your statement Ba Mwaanga is ADMISSION THAT LUNGU IS THE PRESIDENT and that is what you SHOULD HAVE TOLD HH and his MPs,much earlier! Unfortunately HH is now under CRIMINAL COURT PROCEDURES,save for LUNGU to persuade DPP to enter a Nolle Prosequi, he may languish in detention,DIALOGUE MAY HAPPEN,HIM AS PRISONER, MORE LIKE U SAY KK DID!!

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  8. Now that insults have not yielded anything, and your blue-eyed boy is locked up, you want dialogue? Dialogue is very important and let’s not wait until things are so bad before we cry for dialogue. If only people like VJ and others had taken the initial step of advising HH, we would not have come to this. Well, KK locked up a lot of Zambians accused of treason – most are no more now.

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  9. Dr. Mwaanga’s vast experience in diplomacy could have been fully applied to counsel HH on norms of democracy. We do acknowledge Dr. Mwaanga’s contribution in the fight for Zambia’s Independence from our former Colonial power (UK). We know his vibrancy when he was UNIP’s Regional Secretary based in Choma along with Martin Jangulo prior to 24th Oct 1964.

    Change in political climate prompted Dr. Mwaanga to join a team that formed MMD. That is history. Dr. Mwaanga’s political experience makes should make him appreciate Mazoka’s wise leadership of UPND compared to HH’s arrogant style. We thus implore on Dr. Mwaanga to apply his vast diplomatic skills to counsel HH so as to pave way for meaningful DIALOGUE.

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  10. @1.2 I concur with you in totality.
    Sound advice coming a bit too late VJ- Wish you had spoken earlier instead of fueling the rift then when we needed this

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  11. Comparing these times to Kaunda’s times and the events taking place those days is the act of burying the head(Mwanga’s) in the sand. There is no basis in that Zambia has moved with it’s multiparty system and democracy being practised very well. The case at hand is people deliberately,out of selfish motives, failing to recognise a legal government that won by over 50%. Thereby this group of people with a misconception believe they are the majority and are suppose to be in power this time around or never. If somebody in power is from Northwestern province these people believe in their minds that the Northwesterners are ruling us. Honestly how do you narrow you thinking like that? This time when they came so close they believed it was now chance for them to rule but alas ,it almost…

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  12. VJ Mwaanga knows HH’s case is now headed for the High Court. Hence his call for urgent dialogue. Even when he talks about dialogue involving treason convicts Christon Tembo and Edward Jack Shamwana and Dr. Kaunda, he forgets to tell the whole world that it was after the two had served prison terms and were pardoned which prison term his arrogant tribesman has to serve before he can be pardoned, if convicted, and thereafter be able to recognize who the Zambian President is.

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  13. This maniac is simply suggesting that the freemanson be released simply to come and dialogue. That’s nonsense. That fool in jail is a criminal and stop telling us what happened when as things are not meant to happen the same way as the time. If shamwana and christon Tembo where released then, this one is not getting that this time around. He thought he was untouchable. Now he is sending you old finished folk to come and show your crookedness here.

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  14. When your hh was on rampage insulting the head of state and breaking the law day in day out, you never saw the need for dialogue. Now that the law has caught up with him you have seen the ‘Urgency’ for dialogue! Too late bwana VJ, your friend is no longer facing south (monze) but north (mukobeko). Meanwhile help your tribesmen look for an acting president in upnd, GBM alibutuka tamwakamumonepo nakabili

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  15. MWAANGA WENT ROUND THE GLOBE TO DISCREDIT HIS COUNTRY HOPING THAT HE WILL CAUSE INTERNATIONAL TURMOIL CONCERNING ZAMBIA. UNFORTUNATELY FOR HIM THE OPPOSITE HAS HAPPENED. IN FACT WITH HH IN JAIL, THERE IS EVEN MORE PEACE IN ZAMBIA. PEOPLE ARE GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS NORMALLY. MWAANGA HAS NOW COME BACK WITH HIS TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS TO TALK TO US ABOUT DIALOGUE BLAH..BLAH..BLAH.. AND HE WANTS IT URGENTLY. KIKIKIKIK..
    WITH HIS VAST EXPERIENCE WE EXPECTED HIM TO BE SITTING HH AND ECL QUIETLY ADVISING THEM. NOT BEING PARTISAN AND COMING OUT IN “DUNDUMWEZI STYLE”. ZAMBIANS ARE NOW MATURE. THEY ARE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN TRUTH AND LIES.

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  16. VJ I think now you see that it was wrong to unite NE Rhodesia NW Rhodesia into current Zambia.

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  17. Mr Mwanga keep quiet. Your time is over. Focus on talking care of your family and your girlfriends.

    HH broke the law. Why do you support lawbreakers always? Are you also trying your luck here? Ube tole!

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  18. This is Hypocrisy, Dr. Mwanga. Don’t sound as if you ‘re a non-partisan elder of our country. We heard you campaigning vehemently for HH based on tribe. With such vast experience in diplomacy you could have put tribe aside and counseled HH to accept defeat. You were the right person to appeal to your tribesmen not to burn houses and property of suspected Bembas in Namwala but alas! you kept silent. So now that your brother HH is locked up you want to convince as that the need for political dialogue among politicians is more necessary and more urgent now than ever before in Zambia. Please never listen to such old fake counselors.

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  19. Mwaanga is another ***** whom zambia has never trusted from his youth. Ranging from drug dealer to casanover! What can he tell us? There WONT BE ANY dialogue if the the locked up ***** does not recognise our president. From his advice you can kniw that he id biased.

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  20. Its the definition of treason by Amos Chanda that has brought the realisation that his blue eyed boy is in for years. I urge some bloggers to read Amos’s definition of treason based on Zambian law and not American one. Its a sealed deal and no breather will help till the judge brings that hammer down and in will he enter jail.

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  21. BUK WORKERS IN DISTRESS. Lusaka times please help us expose our hardships at a company called BUK. This company is owned by a CONGOLESE man who boasts that he is well connected to politicians. THIS man hasn’t paid us our salaries since February this year. others are being paid but some nothing. We’re cying to you because this man is a savage and all our hopes are dashed. He is a bully who is making money but doesn,t want to pay workers. He is owing ZRA, CIVIC CENTRE, NAPSA, BARCLAYS, STANCHART,and some workers. He only pays half salaries to those workers who have worked for a long long time. Help us by exposing his evil deeds, the so called MAN OF GOD. A fake man of GOD.

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  22. Dr. Mwanga, please put off that mask on your face and be realistic in your counsel. You advise your young brother HH to be a normal opposition leader who is responsible in his behavior. The fact will remain the same, that ECL is president of Zambia, whether you are jealous or not or whether you voted for him or not.

    I’m not surprised by your actions, because you said it that you would not accept the results after losing. So keep on reaping what you sow.

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  23. This fossil also, as if you are the only one who fought for independence or multi-party democracy. What dialogue are you talking about when your party president is saying that there is no president in the country. What is the agenda for the dialogue? That ECL should step down or we go for electios again or what? Kukota sibalesa manje kakotedwe; muzikotako na nzelu please.

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  24. This advice from Mr VJ Mwaanga to Govnt is very biased.this is the major problem with tongas.they think criticising HH is a taboo!!after 11/08/2016 HH and GBM went on rampage insulting ECL,The Speaker,CJ,many judges,ECZ Chairman-Justice Esau Chulu,etc but VJ Mwaanga kept quiet.HH kept on provoking those in Govnt until his arrogancy took him too far in Mongu where he blocked the presidential motorcade and got arrested.many Zambians advised HH to tone down.but he never listened.VJ Mwaanga is a UPND member and he is very close to HH,so he could have seen the importance of dialogue when HH was a loose wounded lion than seeing it now when its too late!!!
    GOVNT MUST NOT BE FORCED TO DIALOGUE WITH ARROGANT POLITICIANS WHO DO NOT RECOGNIZE PRESIDENT ECL.LET GOVNT ALLOW THE LAW TO TAKE ITS COURSE…

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  25. Well, I think from the above comments, Zambians at large can see right through this VJ character. Really shameful coming from a man with such years of political experience.

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  26. I can’t believe this guys, where is NEZ and the tribal insulter that I am too ashamed to mention his name?

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  27. Yesterday on this very forum I asked NEZ what he would do if HH apologised? All I got were insults?
    NEZ, your elder donkeys are essentially apologising as HH emissaries. You will continue calling ECL a rat?

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  28. Today’s decision by DPP to commit the treason case involving has made UPND supporters go into hiding. They have realised that the game has gone beyond redemption. VJ is clatching strals trying to save their small god whom they literally forced to believe that he won the erection. I heap the blame on all UPND carrders. VJ must keep quite. If he’s to speak its to apologise to HH for misleading him.

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  29. the problem is even wen somebody talks sense imbaciles are there to comment trash why is zambia cursed with more fools than wise people and u dont need to know were somebody comes from just see the comment u will cleary understand

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  30. Dr Mwaanga your article is misplaced. It is biased. First, do you believe there is a government in Zambia? Do you agree that the NGOs and other groupings which monitored the elections agreed that the elections were fair, though with room for improvement? Do you agree also that UPND in particular HH had said that if he lost elelection there will be ARMAGEDDON? Do you also agree that UPND in particular HH has said that he does not recognize the GOVERNMENT IN PARTICULAR THE PRESIDENT? If the answer is yes, then you should have outrightly advised correctly as where to start from. Husbands and wives co exist in recognition so that they may dialog should they have problems. If your wife say she does not recognise you how else will you dialogue? Dr. Mwaanga, there is a sitting government which…

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