Zambia needs urgent political redemption- Mwamba

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United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has said that Zambia need urgent redemption politically.

 

In a statement unveiled to the Media yesterday, the UPND Vice President noted that what is going in Zambia currently requires sober introspection, honest questions, and honest answers.

 

He said if some citizens still think the current happenings in Zambia are only political and would simply vanish away in thin air, they will need to reconsider their position then.

 

Mwamba observed that Zambia under the current leadership is suddenly divided right at its core, the Church is also now divided, including the Judiciary is divided and the Legislature is divided at the moment, adding that even the once united civil society has deep cracks alongside the labour movement and the student movement has deep chasms.

 

He noted that the country is now divided under President Edgar Lungu where ethnicity is now a weapon of war of citizen against citizen and religion is now a sword to strike those who do not belong to the ruling party, affirming that Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs was only created at great public cost to back up the ideology.

 

Mwamba added that now courts seem to be dragging their feet to dispense justice in a free, fair, and timely manner and the Police are being set to torture and harass the very people they are sworn to protect.

 

“What exactly is happening to a Country that the entire continent and the world, once boasted as an African beacon of peace tranquillity and democracy, all of a sudden, Zambia is sliding in an abyss of hopelessness and uncertainty”

 

“This is not a pessimistic view but a very sobering and frank observation, and unless the Zambians themselves arrest this disgraceful degeneration and chaotic descent, posterity will judge us harshly.”

 

“We demand the unconditional and immediate release of our President Hakainde, our comrade Obvious Mwaliteta and all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience incarcerated in jails across the Republic”

 

“We thank the European Union Parliament for passing a motion to investigate the ill treatment of Hakainde Hichilema from the time of the raid at his home until now in jail. We urge all progressive Governments and organizations around the globe to emulate the European Union’s resolve to save democracy in Zambia. God bless the people of Zambia and God bless the Republic” Mwamba said

 

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63 COMMENTS

  1. Nkombo said something yesterday. I guess you’ve to the same to earn recognition both within and outside the party

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    • His right but we currently don’t have an option party. It may turn out to be a case of jumping from the hot pan into the fire. Who with a matured brain can vote for you thugs. Pf may not be the best today but we are seeing improvements everywhere. Kwacha has stabilized and loadsheding is a thing of the past. Are these two not the issues you were busy hammering pf with. What televance to our democracy are you now. Just concetrate on your business before you become bankrupt. We had ben mwila who was wealthiest but became zero die to politics. Pf is ok for now.

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    • GBM must be writing from his death bed in India under the influence of morphine. Zambia is as peaceful as can be except you evil doers want to keep inciting innocent Zambian souls to fight your battles based on the personal hatred of one ECL. You must be shocked and disappointed that Zambians are not killing each other over prisoner #666!

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    • Fat Albert! What a hollow statement. What is wrong with super fat people? I hear the chap is still outside the country fearing the unknown

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    • “Mwamba added that now courts seem to be dragging their feet to dispense justice in a free, fair, and timely manner”…………stop lying!!! How long did it take the court to decide on the other cases that HH was facing? Wasn’t HH found not guilty on the insult charge in the quickest possible time and fair manner?

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    • DON’T MIND GBM. HE HAS TO SAY SOMETHING WHILE IN HIDING IN ORDER TO KEEP OR REFRESH HIS THREATENED POSITION IN UPND WHICH IS SLOWLY BEING TAKEN BY…, IS IT MILUPI? HE HAS TO BARK FROM TIME TO TIME TO ASSURE UPND THAT HE IS JUST IN HIDING. MY FRIEND WHO JUST CAME FROM ZAMBIA ON HIS HOLIDAY SAID ZAMBIANS ARE BREATHING SOME RELIEF SINCE HH WENT INTO INCARCERATION. I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE MY FRIEND USED TO BE A SERIOUS SUPPORTER OF UPND AND HH. HE SAID BECAUSE, HE WAS LIVING OVERSEAS HE THOUGHT ZAMBIA WAS ON FIRE BUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THE OPPOSITE. HE SAID ZAMBIA WAS ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

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    • 20.“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
      The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
      So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
      – Theodore Roosevelt

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    • It’s not only GBM who decided to seek peace somewhere else. We are so many.
      Yes it’s Hopelessness? in Zambia.

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    • For those who have not picked up a point from GBM statement, with all due respect to your opinion, you must be mad to conclude that what GBM has said is trash. Take a moment, and try to get out of your usual box, and think of it, are you telling me that tribalism is not at its worst level compared to a few years ago? Honestly, are you telling me the nation is not divided in all aspects that GBM just mentioned?
      These are issues unless they are addressed, Zambia will be in trouble. We as Zambians need to acknowledge that the situation is not the same so that the political leaders(PF or UPND) can address them. We are doing ourselves and the country a disservice if we do not acknowledge that we have problems.

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    • God does not curse atheists, who refuse to recognise Him. Actually most atheists & idol worshipers are wealthy.

      So why should lungu abuse state institutions including PF police, OP & the rotten judiciary to punish HH for refusing to recognize him?

      Is lungu a god?

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    • Thanks Mr legitimated Vice President of Zambia (and Acting President) for addressing the leading African democratic Country, our Nation. We knew you were there somewhere. Lungu is just an accident waiting to happen who thinks he is the biggest thing Zambia has ever seen. Just a drunk from Chawama.

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    • Very wise statement from GBM, Zambia is in a state of “shiit”
      PF government has been embezzling so much from government coffers and are scared of being sent to jail by the next government. They will do anything to silence opposition and stay in power.

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  2. GBM is a big testimony that as a country we are jokers. In serious countries, GBM cannot even make it as a councilor because he is unprincipled and morally bankrupt. To even have him as a running mate was for me a confirmation that we are in deep moral crisis as a nation. The man is not of the calibre a nation should even be entertaining as a political leader. He insults and beats his wife,workers and political opponents and Zambians think they will be treated any better if he became the second most powerful man in the land?! Zambians we are jokers and that’s why politicians take us for a ride. The biggest problem in Zambia is us the people ourselves. As long as we tolerate to be treated as danderheads we will be served mediocrity by politicians and expected to clap and cheer!

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    • WASOSA AND THAT’S HOW ROTTEN UPND IS. IF THEY CAN HAVE GBM AS THE SECOND POWERFUL MAN IN UPND, THEN THEY ARE ROTTEN TO THE HEAD AND ALL UPND CHAPS ARE ROTTEN TO THE HEAD, TOO. IF THE HEAD OF THE FISH IS ROTTEN JUST KNOW THAT EVEN THE WHOLE BODY OF THAT FISH IS ROTTEN, TOO. DON’T EVEN TRY TO COOK IT FOR DINNER. MUKAPOLOMYA BAD. JUST WRAP IT NICELY IN A PLASTIC BAG AND THROW IT IN THE RUBBISH BIN. ZAMBIANS SHOULD APPLY THE SAME TO ROTTEN UPND.

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    • @Peter: you are spot on, brother!!
      @spaka: a fraudster you and your fake anti-corruption crusade failed to convict??? When gbm was a minister in PF, you use to laugh that PF have a former callboy/marketeer as minister; He crosses over to upnd and you make him VP??? To me it’s upnd who are the 1diots!! the proverbial dog vomits, goes round the house and comes to eat the same vomit!!!

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  3. It alk started by people like you calling on the world govt to democratize libya . What democracy is there in libya today when people who were properly accomodated are now living like roches in streets and drowning like fish in the Mediterranean Sea. If zambia had the right opposition party it can speedily develop and shine.

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    • UPNDees ARE DUNDERHEADS WITH THEIR LEADER WHO CAN’T SEE BEYOND STATE HOUSE. NO WESTERN COUNTRY ESPECIALLY AMERICA HAS HAD THE INTEREST TO SOLVE ANOTHER COUNTRY’S PROBLEM. IN THIS CASE- SOLVING AFRICA’S ECONOMIC PROBLEMS MEANS INDUSTRIALISING AFRICA AND BUYING ALMOST EVERYTHING RANGING FROM AIR TO A SOPHISCATED MACHINE. WHICH WESTERN COUNTRY WANTS TO BE BUYING EVERYTHING FROM AFRICA AND HAVE UNEMPLOYMENT IN THEIR COUNTRIES? SO, AMERICA DISTURBILISES AFRICAN COUNTRIES (EG LIBYA, etc) AND OTHERS IN ORDER TO STOP AFRICA FROM DEVELOPING. DID YOU EVER INVITE YOUR FRIEND TO HELP YOU IMPREGNANT YOUR WIFE? IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT INVITE YOUR BEST FRIEND TO HELP YOU IN YOUR BEDROOM AFFAIRS. SO, CALLING UPON TRUMP OR THE WEST TO SORT OUT AFRICA OR ZAMBIA IS PLAIN STUP1D.

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    • AND IF I MAY ASK- WHO WROTE THIS ARTICLE FOR GBM? HE IS A GENIUS BECAUSE IT WASN’T INTELLIGENTLY WRITTEN. I AM PRETTY SURE EVEN IF HE WAS PAID A LOT OF MONEY HE NEW THAT WRITING AN INTELLIGENT PIECE OF WORK SUCH AS CHITIMUKULU WRITES, PEOPLE WOULD EASILY AND QUICKLY SUSPECT THAT IT WASN’T WRITTEN BY GBM. SO, HE WROTE IT WITH NO IOTA OF INTELLECT IN IT. IT JUST REFLECTED THE STUP!D!TY OF GBM HIMSELF.

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  4. “This is not a pessimistic view but a very sobering and frank observation, and unless the Zambians themselves arrest this disgraceful degeneration and chaotic descent, posterity will judge? us hardly.”

    Your observation could be close to the truth but the situation so far is not beyond redemption. My observation is that the current Head of State does not have a crop of good advisors around him. He has good intentions for the country in himself, but he needs to reshuffle the people working with him. State House needs an immediate paradigm shift before we even talk about the retrogressing political landscape. I speak as a non-partisan zambian.

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  5. Mushota, where are you. GBV has finally spoken but the question is where is he. He is a coward speaking from India. Come back and rescue your fellow data..must.

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  6. Learn to shut up speak with your president to behave like a statesman not a kaponya and in what capacity are you speaking the “leader” of the party per the constitution is Nalumango not you great bag of maize aka gbm

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  7. “We thank the European Union Parliament for passing a motion to investigate the ill treatment of Hakainde Hichilema from the time of the raid at his home until now in jail. We urge all progressive Governments and organizations around the globe to emulate the European Union’s resolve to save democracy in Zambia. God bless the people of Zambia and God bless the Republic”
    The EU in Lusaka went to state house to pledge their commitment to support the current government, what is this fat donkey talking about?????????

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    • There will be be no IMF money.

      More petitions going out to day, at the speed and capacity of bulk spam……

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  8. I can see PF supports are so brain washed to the extent that you can use common sense. Your language is so pathetic. You need to grow up, don’t easier get deceived by these selfish leaders.

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    • If you have a different point of view then you are brain washed! Me I think people who support a party that has not practised internal democracy for over ten years must be brain washed!

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    • @mushota you forgot to mention one thing……………,and I quote,”I have a PHD……….blah blah ,blah

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  9. People have diverse ideas and that democracy. I respect your opinion GBM.You have work to do by convincing people why they should vote for you.It is all about plot one.All the terms like freedom,uprising,human rights etc.Thanks

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  10. Indeed its true “UMWANA EKALISHA NGA ANYA!!”
    UPND is today ranting like lunatics from Chainama.GBM andHH were behaving like wounded lions after losing 2016 elections,many of us wise Zambians warned them to tone down and do civilised politics.sadly,they never listened.so now “dance to your pelete(tune) guys”.
    Us majority voters in 6.5 provinces shall never protest or support you in your nonsense!!besides,its HH who has divided Zambia due to his tribal politics.WHO DOESNT KNOW THIS FACT IN ZAMBIA?GBM its your hatred for president Lungu which made you start a cold war which you have failed to win!!!ITS YOUR FAULT BADALA!!
    ZAMBIA IS ENJOYING PEACE AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH PF WORKS SO FAR!!!EU RESOLUTION IS ONLY IN UPND CADRES HEADS!!ANY LAW BREAKER IS ALWAYS CAGED EVEN IN…

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  11. Rubbish from a fat Donkey……..running mate to a Donkey…..just what has gone wrong with HH, a former university graduate, a former “economic manager” – not too long ago, HH used to possess a university education didn’t he?

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  12. PF thugs and dull blogers are so uncilized ij their comments. Please read what GBM is saying. There is truth in his words. Most of you are blogging from developed countries. He/shes like Terrible. Please if you are happy with the economic and leadership situation in Zambia go back to work and live there. The real cowards are you for not standing up to what is right. Clear what lungu is doing is wrong not even the bribed judges can rule in favour convicting an innocent person. If the arresting officer for all the charges was caught lying and forced to apologize to the court what does this say about the cases. Please be objective and know that Zambia is larger than Lungu.

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  13. Today in Zambia police arrest someone and have to state his tribe. Further, based on his tribe he is associated to a political party even if the person is non-partisan. Or if one of PF then their favoured compared to a UPND person. This is what Lungu has brought about and is happy with such type of societies. We are all Zambians HH included and deserve respect and fair treatment. A Zambian is Zambian regardless of your afflition, beliefs, or tribe and we need a leader like KK that can show love and support to all even those that oppose or do not recognise you. The elections were manipulated and all is clear to see. There nothing lungu can do other than clear his name through an impartial court. He will always have that illegitimate tag on him that will bring him problems the day he loses…

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  14. I agree with GBM.
    Something has gone terribly wrong in our Zambia.
    What happened to our Christianity? Being kind to one another.
    How did we end up with such levels of mediocrity in leadership?
    To resign to thinking that one person can solve our current problems is equally problematic.
    It’s time for deep introspection. Yes!

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  15. Fart GBM, speak for yourself and HH, you are the ones who need redemption. Me and the majority of Zambians are enjoying our freedom and human rights to the fullest because we have not broken any laws or done stupid things like HH. HH and other law breakers who are undergoing correction are no more than 20 in number compared to the millions including those in southern province who are going about their lives normally.
    In terms of economy yes we have a few challenges but we are overcoming. Looking at the economic solutions HH proposed during his campaigns last year, it is clear that the Donkey could only have been a far worse alternative leadership. Do you think that bringing back a dying Anglo American, slashing by half already uneconomic electricity tariffs, reducing the price of mealie…

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  16. People saw and read about tribalism during and after elections in Southern and parts of Northern provinces. My take is that UPND politicians had a hand in South, and PF in North. This is a division bought about by diehards in the two biggest political party. How can PF bring unity in the country if UPND is unwilling to unite with PF? It is such people who place the party before national interests that are dividing Zambia, UPND or PF.

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  17. The opposition and the ruling party, you chaps are one. If you GBM, and your President had the interests of this nation, you could have taken on ECL and the crew on policies, development and laid an alternative course for the country if you were to be voted in power. But what do you do? You are so focused on getting into Plot 1 – come rain or sunshine – for your own benefit and you want the rest of us to help you. This is your fight – GBM. Fight it alone with your President and a few misguided people.
    Our fight with the PF , is that they are turning the majority of citizens into retailers, and “middlemen” and giving land and minerals away. We do not care who occupies Plot 1 as long as his/ her policies are beneficial to the majority of Zambians.

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  18. @21 Chali, tell them mate.
    I have kept telling them that if they offered viable AND TRUTHFUL policies and leadership we Zambians may consider them as an alternative, but so far pathetic and clueless. Blocking Eagle One is leadership? Even the royal high commissioner does not think so.

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  19. Why is Lungu hell bent on being recognized President by HH? Respect is earned and not demanded. There is no law which requires HH to recognize Lungu as a Legitimate President. HH cannot recognize illegality and should continue to demand that the Petition be heard by an independent and Impartial Court. Lungu claims to have won the 2016 Election so the Court will declare Lungu the Winner and duly elected President. If this is so why is Lungu blocking the Petition Hearing? We can only assume that Lungu lost the Election and knows the Court will find Lungu guilty of Electoral Fraud and Treason for abrogating the Zambian Constitution. Release HH unconditionally and allow the Petition to be heard in an Impartial Court. Period.

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    • Iwe @ chando don’t you know by Hh &_Gbm’s refusal are the ones tearing and dividing this nation? The ones that want to be in state house by hook or crook is are the two kaponyas.

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  20. GBM: It’s our party UPND that is causing confusion within itself. An opposition leader has taken over your leadership, you are the only party that has declared the 2016 election results stollen. You are the only party that has incited Chiefs to brand you in UPND as “their sons”, it’s your party that is always in denial that ECL is the president of the country, you are the only party who is calling ECL as Hyena, you are the only party that is always in courts of law fighting one battle and another. Please sort yourselves out before accusing the entire country of being in confusion. Zambia as a whole is so much at peace and PF is busy making efforts to change the fortunes of the people despite the current hard economic situations. Wake up and be real with your UPND

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  21. HH’s name was missing from the list of incarcerated people pardoned by His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu for the Africa Freedom Day.
    I notice that he also missed the list of Zambians honoured during the investiture ceremony. Even Catherine Phiri and the Under 20 national team beat HH to the list. He must be a bad character, nothing to his name sure? Or maybe he did a boycott?

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  22. Come out from hiding. Your friend wants you in Chimbokaila. We saw you with him during your race with the Presidential motorcade.

    Sokoloka Mune!!!!!

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  23. List Presidents since independence
    1. Kenneth Kaunda – northern
    2. Fred Chiluba – bemba, luapula
    3. Levy Mwanawasa – lenje, central
    4. Rupiah Banda – nyanja, eastern
    5. Michael Sata – bemba, northern
    6. Edgar Lungu – nyanja, eastern

    The issue with UPND:
    1. They do not count Levy as being from their ethnic or tribal group, he was not tonga.
    2. They think bembas have been there twice, or thrice?
    3. Nyanjas have been there twice
    4. They think 2016 should have been their turn although they did not put that in the constitution when it was being reviewed.
    5. HH was selected (not elected) to achieve a tonga president.
    Conclusion: the tribe of the President is the main issue of their complaint but they are cowards to say it, it is not about “hearing” the dead petition and 15…

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  24. Conclusion: the tribe of the President is the main issue of their complaint but they are cowards to say it, it is not about “hearing” the dead petition and 15 cases currently in courts of law, rigging, treason, dialogue, democracy or anything else – it is simply about the tribe of the 6th President which must be tonga. EU, Maimane, and others simply dont understand the issue so just leave this matter to Zambians who understand the tribal desires of our colleagues. No amount of dialogue will help as far as UPNDonkeys are concerned the answer to this is that they must be given a tonga president period. But it is not all tongas that are this tribalistic and misguided, it is just a small tribal clique the in UPNDonkey party. Forget GBM and Nalumango, they are just collateral damage as far…

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  25. …… Forget GBM and Nalumango, they are just collateral damage as far as UPNDonkeys are concerned. This, Ladies and Gentlemen is the gist of the matter, it is why UPND shall never produce a Republican President, majority Zambians LOATHE with passion what UPND stands for. UPND can challenge this if they can. Debate now open.

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  26. @20 Joseph Mvula on the contrary there was no tribal voting in Northern Zambia. HH was scoring in ranges of ten thousands of votes in the north where as Edgar would score as little as fifty votes in the South. What Mwamba didn’t know is there was a secret tribal campaign going on behind his back

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  27. Someone wrote this piece for Mwamba ..so he does not mean it..We all know GBM can not even spell his name ..he can not even read this statement.. he is not even aware of this statement

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  28. YES GBM is right. UNPOPULAR PEOPLE ALWAYS BECOME DICTATORS DIVIDING PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY. SHAME.

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  29. Taiwe walelanda ati Ka EDGAR!!!!!!!!!! Today EDGAR IS COMMANERD IN CHIEF…………………UMWAICHE EKALISHA LILYA ANYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. gbm whom do you think you ,kk was jailed ,what about your presindent who dont cosired pipo and very self fish ,gbm you are an animal not a human being check your heart before you talk to our beloved ecl,,,,,,,,,,,,zambian

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  31. The person who has put HH in problems is GBM and its HH who brought this filth called GBM amongst us. So who is to blame ?

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