President Lungu presents the awards for Under 20 to FAZ President Andrew Kamanga during the investiture ceremony to mark the 54th Africa Freedom Day commemoration at State House in Lusaka on Thursday, 25th May, 2017-Picture by Thomas Nsama.

PRESIDENT Lungu says he is aware of a scheme by some former colonial masters who want to regroup and take over the leadership of African countries.

The President said he will not allow anyone to bring back colonialism as long as he is head of State.

Speaking during an investiture ceremony to commemorate Africa Freedom Day at State House yesterday, Mr Lungu also wondered why some political parties shun public events when these are days when everyone should put their differences aside, and celebrate together.

“Whoever is not with us today because of politics is not a Zambian because if you are a Zambian, you should be very proud to be here,” he said.

He said forefathers fought hard to attain freedom, and there is no need to fight the same freedom which the forefathers fought hard for.

During the same event, President Lungu honoured Nkanza Laboratories proprietor Neil Nkanza, posthumously, for the role he played as a pathologist.

The Head of State also honoured boxer Catherine Phiri for winning a world title, and the national under 20 soccer team for winning the Africa Cup.

“These recognitions are intended to inspire young women and men to work even harder to take this country forward,” President Lungu said.

The President recognised first president Kenneth Kaunda and other founding fathers for their tenacity and commitment to Zambia’s liberation struggle.

He said the country has a lot to learn from Dr Kaunda and his counterparts.

Mr Lungu thanked God for his grace and favour over Zambia.

This year’s African freedom day was being celebrated under the theme ‘harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in the youth’.

The President said this is a global theme, and Zambia should set standards to show that it can quickly harness the dividends.

“I believe we can make dramatic changes by being focused,” he said.

Hundreds of people gathered for the celebrations that were marked by song, dance and a luncheon hosted by President Lungu.

Those who attended the function included Dr Kaunda, Patriotic Front deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri, Chief Justice Irene Mambilima, Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini, diplomats, and some opposition political party leaders.

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    • They are also constantly running to us for natural resources, do we plan to colonize them?

      Thats no excuse at all. Infact went African countries borrow from them, they should not pay back because that our money which they stole from us.

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    • Christians for Lungu please give or read this verse to Mr Lungu. He says he believes in the bible so let him read and believe this verse too.
      Proverbs : The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. Ba Lungu remember that the country you run is always getting loans from the same former colonists and you expect to treat such people equally with the citizenry? No they have an upper hand in most opportunities in this country. Yes they are still ruling and controlling you. they also pay for your jet fuel and medical costs. E.g IMF conditions

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    • We, as Africans should STOP always playing the victim and shifting blame each time OUR incompetencies are pointed out! Maimane came to visit, or just to attend court proceedings for HIS friend HH – nothing wrong with that. There is nothing colonial about a fellow African visiting a jailed colleague. What is wrong with US? WE fail to run OUR economies, WE fail to RUN OUR Governments. There is always an opportunity to blame someone else. Eeish!!

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    • @Munone! you are dull just like your Lungu. When did you see the German or British government approach the Zambian Government for natural resources! The western countries believe in the rule of law and they are just right to question some the decision made by your mediocre government. if you dont want them to question you, DONT BEG FROM THEM. They questioned Lungu about his continued incarceration of the opposition leader and as usual he has decided to twist and mislead gullible cadres that they want to come back to colonize us again and illiterate gullible cadres cheered wildly. Only in zambia that we can allow a mad convicted criminal to rule us.

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    • “Former colonial masters want to regroup and take over the leadership of African countries”, this is ridiculous and bogus, meant to distract attention. Which Former colonial masters? The colonial masters are busy with issues concerning mass exodus of Africans to Europe, and to think that they will be planning schemes to take over leadership is just insane.
      I can’t imagine any well educated and informed person on this forum can buy into this, this is a message for kaponyas and some (PHD holders) and not for a normal and objective thinker. Bogus!!

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    • House fly with your friends supporting the colonial masters, you are fools and traitors – the only way I can think of you is to be deported to Europe. You mean you can not see what is happening only a subscriber to the barostse agreement will be blind because they kneel and pay homage to the queen of England.

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    • @ Kaputo Davies, are you serious with your question?

      We dont beg, they beg – investors are coming in everyday to beg for beg so that we can allow them to do business, mostly europeans and chinese.

      We have the power, we are rated the fifth most attractive country for investment, does that sound like begging?

      Be proud of yourself and develop – otherwise you will die a slave at heart.

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    • The stu.pidity of Africans…. why would they want to colonize you? The can freely buy commodities from you. In fact if they stopped you would die like flies. Arabs used to think the world would depend on their oil for ever… today the USA does not need Arab oil. The USA is now in the top 10 oil producers. Come to europe and see how europe is moving to electric cars you will be shocked. Game is over for the Arabs. Soon and very soon the copper game will be over.

      You are poor because of your st.upidity and no one wants to colonize you. In fact the opposite is the case

      1. They buy medicine for your hospitals (did you know that 800 people die in UTH every months?)
      2. If the did not support 40% of you budget you would die like flies
      List is endless… you are already colonized you…

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    • The stu.pidity of Africans…. why would they want to colonize you? They can freely buy commodities from you. In fact if they stopped you would die like flies. Arabs used to think the world would depend on their oil for ever… today the USA does not need Arab oil. The USA is now in the top 10 oil producers. Come to europe and see how europe is moving to electric cars you will be shocked. Game is over for the Arabs. Soon and very soon the copper game will be over.

      You are poor because of your st.upidity and no one wants to colonize you. In fact the opposite is the case

      1. They buy medicine for your hospitals (did you know that 800 people die in UTH every month?)
      2. If they did not support 40% of your budget you would die like flies
      List is endless… you are already colonized you… this…

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    • He’s lying to the dumb, let him give us details and facts.
      Mugabe he’s mentor has been saying that shiit for along time.
      No one in Europe is interested in take over the mess you have created. Must be delusional.

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    • Ba Edgar Changwa Lungu, I thought colonialists left Africa long time ago? Most of the problems today are self-inflicted. You are the most incompetent, inconsequential, criminal and visionless misleader in Africa today. When your terrible reig (others say criminal governance ends (we pray it would even end today), Zambians will have to have a long bath to freshen up to wash away PF’ dirt.

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  1. We as true African must stand together to resist being re colonized.

    I support the president’s stand on that one, Africa belongs to Africans. Yes we are a global village economically but that does not mean its a gateway to another form of slavery.

    Lets all remain united, sort our difference, respect current leadership and build a better Zambia today and tomorrow, for ourselves and our children and beyond.

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    • @Munone,
      What are you doing then in that European Country, why don’t go back to Zambia and fight your so called colonialization from there together with your boss?
      This is a bogus statement meant to distract attention, it’s just one of the moves by ECL blind you, can he be specific which countries are re-grouping?
      BOGUS

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    • Munone very dull, yes indeed if you don’t want to be colonised stop going to them for Kaloba period. Even here in your country if you continue running to your relatives or neighbours begging for food and they give you conditions you bow to them simple but if you you don’t want to bow to them then become self sufficient. It is that simple you i.diot PF Cadre.

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    • I can tell that all of you are young and no nothing about history.
      Its not about Lungu, its the truth that you must embrace – keep your Africa and develop it, its only Africans who can develop Africa.
      Its people like you who make our great nation like a failed state.
      Do you know the plans Hiltler had for Africa? Read his book ‘My struggle’. it will erase some ignorance.
      Do you why metal transactions are done in the UK?
      Read my friends, read

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    • Iwe @Munone,
      Don’t hide behind your reading Hitler books, just acknowledge that your assertion is just insane. What have African Countries done after the reign of Hitler? You go to Europe get educated, and when you come back to Africa, what do you do? You steal. The majority of the educated remain in diaspora, just like you. And yet you have the guts to talk about colonialization. 50 years, you have done nothing to develop your countries, but yet you keep on bitching about non-existent schemes about colonialization. Come on. Africans are dying like flies in the Mediterranean sea, has any African Leader come up and talked about that, let alone suggest something prevent that? All that ECL talks about are topics related to POWER, that tells you something, right???

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    • @ munone I support you. these former colonists are coming to us resources.whilst we need their dollar to pay contractors to build infrastructures, we shall ask them to give us what they stole from us(resources), and slowly but sure we are catching up with them.

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    • Lungu is now singing Magabes song! And where has that taken Zimbabwe?

      Sure, most Zimbabweans are praying for the whites to please come back and kick this tyrant out, before all their children die! World Food Program is now keeping 4 million Zimbabweans alive because Mugabe has stolen all the money from the treasury for himself and his friends. And killed the economy.

      Now Lungu is taking Zambians the same way????

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  2. If the opposition attend national functions they are denied their rights like yesterday at freedom statue UPND were denied to lay wreaths. If they do not attend, they are shunning national functions.

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  3. Oh, which colonialists? Last time the British High Commissioner issued a statement that was interpreted in some quarters as endorsing HH’s incarceration. The colonialists right now are busy fighting terrorism, campaigning for elections in their own country, Brexit etc. With these challenges, surely would you expect them to put Zambia on their agenda? Keep dreaming. Could it be that EL is referring to Maimane’s DA?

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  4. The imperialists have had their time and holiday in Africa and we will never allow people like hh to cause confusion in Zambia to please his masters. HH has committed a very serious crime and must face the consequences of his conduct and behavior. We all know the colonial masters have been bank rolling UPND using this dull front called hh so that exploiters and Mineral wealth robbers can come back and rape Mineral rich countries like ours.
    We are learned like, Mushota says, and we cant be robbed any more. hh must get the 15 years or death sentence and punishment from treason case.

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  5. Whoever is not with us today because of politics is not a Zambian because if you are a Zambian, you should be very proud to be here,” he said.

    is this a way to know a zambian?

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  6. no one wants to colonise you negroes, please! just get your act together than blaming others for your misrule. this man does NOT inspire. He’s NOT a leader. He’s NO ONE I’d want to emulate or follow.

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  7. Space is their new frontier and not God forsaken African jungle countries like Zambia with the exception of South Africa.

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  8. I know most people may not agree with me but i personally feel we were better off under the white man’s rule. just try to compare countries where the white man stayed longer, they are way far better than us. In America, the president’s orders are questioned & even reversed, can you do that in Africa? On the other hand, i don’t think there is anyone from Euro who would be willing to come re-colonize us in our current state.

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    • That is very true.

      Even if you ASKED THEM to come back and run the country they would refuse!

      They would say we gave you a working country that was free of corruption and thieving with the Rule of Law and what did you do with it?

      YOU fcuked it up, plundered all the public money, so now YOU fix it. We are not interested in trying to cure you of your own stoopidity!

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    • Clean environment, hospitals with medicines, constant water, electricity, they are some of the few things they would maintain!

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  9. To wish Audience was this message sent to kanshi ! Oh Presido My Favorite Young Zambian Mugabe going that Route Ka !

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  10. MR PRESIDENT SIR. THE SAD FACT IS NOT ABOUT THE COLONIALISTS WANTING TO COLONISE US BUT THAT WE ARE BEING TREATED WORSE THAN THE COLONIALISTS BY YOU OUR FELLOW BLACK PERSON. WE HAVE NO FREEDOM IN OUR OWN COUNTRY. WE ARE LIVING IN FEAR OF THE REIGN OF TERROR YOU HAVE UNLEASHED ON US BY YOUR CADRES. THE ONLY WAY SIR YOU CAN BE TOTALLY FREE OF THE COLONIALIST IS CUT DOWN YOUR MINISTRIES. STOP ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL WITH YOUR LARGE ENTOURAGES STOP CORRUPTION. STOP GIVING AWAY OUR MINERALS LITERALY FOR FREE. DO NOT ALLOW RAW ORE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY UNPROCESSED. CUT DOWN ALLOWANCES FROM YOU AND YOUR MINISTERS AND MP S ALSO CUT DOWN YOUR SALARIES. CLOSE THE OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY AND RELIGIOUS MINISTRYS

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  11. Let us stop using the colonist’s language ” English” as evidence we are totally free . Let lawyers cease to called lawyers but use vernacular language to define them. Let the courts , the parliament, government department, schools use vernacular and ban English. Let foreigners that come to invest speak our languages not their languages.
    Let us offers degrees in all field in our language and bank trade in kwacha only.
    Let the title of President be changed in vernacular and the name of the Police be in all Zambian languages.
    Bane, sometimes we must be serious with what we say. This racism we have as black is worse than the colonists.
    Munone, Mushota(PHD from a colonist university) are abroad enjoying the colonist atmosphere and post narratives from there when we are walloping in…

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  12. we are walloping in poverty.. Does Munone and Mushota know Katapa, or ilya, tombwa or amale? Probably they are eating junky foods prepared by colonists….

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  13. You are walloping in poverty because your Laziness. Zambia has got abundant land go into farming you will never be walloping in poverty.

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  14. such rhetoric are signs of a dictator. it is not a new thing that western powers always seek for an upper hand in nations of interest. It bothers me that the president has only realized on Africa freedom Day and the worst part is revealing it in public.

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  15. For your own information, western countries are sitting on $23 trillion at midnight nuts interest. That is why they coming to poor countries to borrow at 5%. Another fact South Africa exports R22billion into Zambia against $35m from mostly ZAFFICO Ccables. So South Africa needs Zambia more than Han we need them coz we can get same goods from Dubai at half the price

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  16. What bothers me with Africans and our economy, we are always saying thankyou to donations! Why cannot we also be self sufficient and give to others in .
    Japan just gave us money to build hospitals; where do these other nations find money which we can not make with our abundant natural resources in the ground.
    Why do we fail to think progressively.
    My worry is so much for our people, are not the same people the reason could be we are so relaxed to hope someone will bring our needs.

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  17. President’s of lungu’s calibre will never develop not even a compound like chawama let alone a country. i said it a couple of years ago that lungu doesnt even own a chicken or a back garden called a farm cause he thinks its a waste of time, then how do you entrust such a person even hoping that they will take you forward, All he thinks about is quick money here there then try to hide it then when its proving impossible to hide he realises he has some power then he resorts to brutalizing and silencing anyone whose not singing songs of praises..

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  18. Lemba, my friend… If you don’t know who are I am? I work, my friend…. I am expected a big harvest from my soya farm….I am not a lazy man… If you want to work, come and join my farm workers…. Ask your President, he has been to my farm…. Let me not talk much…. by the way do you know you did fish farm for your President at state lodge?…..
    I don’t criticize for nothing… I am close to them than you… but I want to do the right for the country .

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  19. Will colonialism ever happen again?
    No.
    Never.
    Can’t never.
    This, will never be a thing again.
    A world where Britain, France and the other colonial powers in Europe ruled the world. There are a couple main reasons.This, will never be a thing again.
    A world where Britain, France and the other colonial powers in Europe ruled the world. There are a couple main reasons.
    • The might United States of America.

    1. The United States was always quite opposed to colonialism, they were key in pressuring the dismantling of the great empires of France and the British Empire.
    2. They would never allow this to happen again, it is vastly against their interests.
    • Africa is significantly stronger and more developed than they were when the Scramble for Africa began. India is beginning to enter…

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    • India is beginning to enter the world stage as powerful nation, China has beefed up, the’re not availible anymore, sorry Britain. China would also strongly oppose any NATO members from getting their hands on Southern Asia.

      • The age where Europe was far above the world has ended, countries all around the world are beginning industrialize, industrialize and pull themselves out of poverty.
      • South America is also quite off limits, and has been for quite a long time; sorry Spain and Portugal.
      Colonialism, while it would be not nearly as brutal for the colonized with humans rights being a thing and all it is in the best interest of countries to maintain their autonomy and we really don’t want another world war.

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  20. Why would they do it that crudely? They have already regrouped and taken over African leadership by having token Presidents like Lungu whom they can control from the LSE, IMF, World Bank, etc

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  21. Oh here we go again…. When we have failed to govern and bring serious development and the world see us shaking….what do we do, oh I know blame colonialism, please, we have been independent for over 50 years!! Lets please take responsibility for our own actions instead of living in the past…its over,done….move on please.

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  22. Colonialism i very much doubt. Look at the old colonial master, they are giving us grants, look at our new masters, the chinese, do they give grants, we get loans from them, we pay them to build for us, when we cqnnot repqy they takeover znbc. China probably technically owns zambia.
    If all of you who think white are trying to reclaim zambia ask the wlected government to chase those countries embassies refuse grants, refuse medical assistance. Then let us stand on our own two feet
    The power to stop so called colonial masters is ingovernments hands. Why havent ghey taken steps. Political immaturity by announcing publicly that nations want to retqke africq. We are embarress on the world stage

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  23. GET BACK TO BASICS….EDUCATE OUR PEOPLE…INVEST IN SCHOOLS FOR OUR CHILDREN…TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR RURAL VILLAGES…LEARN OUR PEOPLE TO THINK & DO !…stop Blameshifting..Get Education…be Positive..Stop Criticising Our Leaders …Look at Yourself…poor uneducated people..STAND UP !
    TAKE RSPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF & YOUR FAMILY & YOUR CHOICES…TRUST IN GOD ..not False Preachers.

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