The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday called for a boycott campaign of Zambian products in protest at what it said was “tyranny raising its ugly head” in that country, where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing treason charges.
Last month Zambian authorities charged Hichilema, of the UNDP, with treason for obstructing Zambia President Edgar Lungu’s presidential motorcade.

If found guilty, Hichilema faces a 15-year jail term, or possibly even the death sentence.

On Friday, Zambian authorities refused Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane entry into Zambia, where he had intended to attend the treason trial of Hichilema.

The DA leader was sent back to SA at the Lusaka International Airport without being allowed to disembark from the plane.

Numsa General secretary Irvin Jim on Tuesday said: “On our part as a working class formation, we will do what we must, to stop the slide into civil war in Zambia, as a result of the dictatorship of President Lungu.”

He added: “We stand in solidarity with ordinary Zambians who are fighting for freedom and for the right to live in a country free of fear and state-sanctioned brutality. One of the greatest tools of the resistance in South Africa was organised labour.

“It was members of the working class who stood up and fought back against an inhumane and oppressive racist state. If Zambia is to be free then workers must unite and act with courage to resist all forms of oppression.

“Furthermore we call on all our global partners to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters on the continent as they battle for a free and just society.”

Numsa said Zambia under President Lungu, was a “confirmed dictatorship”, and as a union Numsa “will condemn tyranny in all its forms and wherever it raises its ugly head”.

“This is why we have been consistent in condemning the repressive administration, of Zambia President Lungu. We have consistently warned the world about the slide into authoritarianism and dictatorship in Zambia,” Jim said.

He warned that Zambia was “on the brink of civil war” unless it resolved its political crisis.

“As far back as March this year, Numsa highlighted that the Zambian government had declined into a tyrannical state, and was systematically silencing opposition voices of any kind. The first sign of an autocratic regime is one that bullies and harasses members of the press,” said Jim.

“It launched a vicious campaign against independent media houses like the The Post newspaper, and even succeeded in having the paper shut down. Other media houses like Muvi TV, and Komboni Radio were also victims of harassment when the state temporarily suspended their broadcasting licenses.

“Numsa reiterates its call for a boycott campaign of all Zambian products to highlight the suffering of ordinary people there. South Africa owes the people of Zambia a huge debt, we dare not fail them in their time of great need. We must do all we can to end the totalitarian regime of Lungu and his cronies before it’s too late.”

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    • We will sell our copper to other rich counties. To hell with your crime baLAZALO imwe!

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    • NUMSA IS A CONFIRMED RETARD AND IGNORANT FELLOW WITH SO MUCH LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ZAMBIA
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      Mmmmmh! Wena! Ikona! Wena! Which brink of civil war? Just because you get paid from HH’s coffers, it does not mean that your foul mouth that pukes nonsense is welcome in Zambian affairs. All the more reason why, Government chose not to print our ballots in your LAND. Reasonable Zambians always suspected croo.ked dealings between HH and his loyal business tycoons in SA. On the other hand NUMSA is not the the SA Government.

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    • Hahahahah….what a brainless hallucination. Since when did South Africans ever curve in to a Nazi cause championed by amoral crusaders whose schemes in the real world only appeals to surrogates of apartheid? Africans vividly remember and understand that the crusade is not for their common good, a pro despondency project tasked to mindless zealots like this decoy and guardian of Boers causes. This boy is a shameful outcast to mother Africa, humanity and the cause of liberation. The spirits of Chris Hani, Joe Slovo, Robert Sobukwe, Joe Modise, Steve Biko, Janus Walus and Albert Luthuli all taken early by his Boers’ party, could exterminate his treachery spirit soon.

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    • The said numsa lucks understanding and logic.

      Zambia has very few products to South Africa compared to what south Africa brings to Zambia.

      So does numsa know that if Zambians boycotted south African goods most of their workers will lose jobs?

      Very narrow thinking. He should ask EU what happened when America and Europe slapped sanctions on Russia 5 years ago.

      Russia did a Dununa Reverse on them, and they lost out on much of their fresh produce.

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    • AHA, PROPERTIES BOUGHT USING ZAMBIAN TAX PAYERS MONEY IN PRETORIA AND OTHER PLACES. START BY NAMING AND SHAMING THEM.”

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    • He is wishfully pandering to his sponsors’ scheme of sabotaging the distressed South African economy already weak. Had he been a soundly learned brain, he could not have made such a reckless statement when SA hardly afford to give up on a fraction of its market in the region. Come for free econ 101.

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    • Total idiocy and nonsensical statements.
      When Xenophobia was the order of the in south africa, which african country boycotted their goods?
      Thats why EL is right to say we need economic independence so that our decisions as a nation can reflect our belief and value.
      In fact let HH be jailed for 21 yrs so that these pea sized brained mammals can learn to mind their own rotteness.

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    • Lungu is an embarrassment. A shame to legal community and shame to the country. All this damage to country”s image for what? Noe that the world has taken notice. Lungu’s days after he loses power will given huge problems

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    • “Numsa General secretary Irvin Jim on Tuesday said: “On our part as a working class formation, we will do what we must, to stop the slide into civil war in Zambia, as a result of the dictatorship of President Lungu.” ”
      ABA MA GUYS BALIBA IGNORANT SANA. SOUTH AFRICA BLACKS BROTHERS AND SISTERS HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO IN ORDER TO COMPREHEND ISSUES. ZAMBIA CAN NEVER AT ALL SLIDE INTO A DICTATORSHIP. HOWEVER, THE CHAPS ARE LOSING SLEEP OVER A HIGHLY POTENTIAL DICTATOR. ONE THING THEY DO NOT KNOW IS THAT HH IS A DICTATOR EVEN IN HIS OWN PARTY, UPND. ANYWAY, SOUTH AFRICANS CAN BAR OUR GOODS FROM ENTERING INTO ZAMBIA AND THERE WILL BE NO DIFFERENCE IN SUFFERING IN ZAMBIA. REASON BEING THAT WE ARE USED TO SUFFERING EVEN FOR OTHER PEOPLE. LET US ALSO BAR THE INFLOW OF THEIR GOODS WHICH ARE BY FAR…

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    • LET US ALSO BAR THE INFLOW OF THEIR GOODS WHICH ARE BY FAR MORE THAN WHAT WE SEND TO THEM. THEY ARE NOT USED TO SUFFERING. THEY WILL START DYING LIKE RAT ON RODENT KILLER.

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    • IN FACT, WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN IS BEING UNFAIR TO MOST ORDINARY BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS WHO MAY BE OBJECTIVE AND THEREFORE, DON’T FEAST ON IMPERIALISTS MONEY IN EXCHANGE FOR IMPERIALISTS MOUTH-PIECE.

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    • South Africa sends a lot of goods to Congo DR through Zambia and Zambia reserves the right to block all these goods so that NUMSA can find an alternative route

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    • @shooters
      And keep your PF diseases which you export to south Africa to be cured in their hospitals

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  1. Another protests at Zambian embassy in Pretoria and this time will be much bigger. It will Hatfield to a stand stil.

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    • It’s very sad that you don’t even know what happened with the so called protests, for your information the people who were there showed solidarity to ECL , Mmusi came with his DA supporters. In South Africa people supported Zambia for kicking Mmusi out, listen to the podcast on Radio 702. Where was Numsa when Police slaughtered the miners at Marakana? Irvin is full of nonsense.

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  2. KK was fought for their independence but they never protested his detention. It’s clear now there’s some connection

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    • Iwe! Mandela was the first one to call chiluba and warned him strongly against arrest Kk,,,, get your facts straight

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    • He is talking about NUMSA not South African leadership ba ndobo – read ndanje’s writing properly.

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    • Ka Edgar nika galu. He will keep HH in for life or put him on death roll and you are thanking him for that. You must be a foolish Tonga. HH is ours he is Luba Lunda but by a fluke of nature he finds himself with people like you.

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    • Campaigning to which electorate? South Africans? Very good, let them come and vote for HH.

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    • AHA, PROPERTIES BOUGHT USING ZAMBIAN TAX PAYERS MONEY IN PRETORIA AND OTHER PLACES. START BY NAMING AND SHAMING THEM.”

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    • This potato is getting hotter for Lazy and tins, if they are not careful it will after their medical tourism holidays to Morning side. I wonder which of our goods the South Africans could boycott; Chibuku and Kapenta. This is what happens when you surround yourself with people who are dull and kaponyas.

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  3. It’d be helpful if this foreign mine workers union leader specified which Zambia is at risk of sliding into war. Otherwise one would mistakenly think the foreign mine workers union leader was referring to my Zambia whose U20 soccer team is doing wonders in South Korea; and every right thinking person knows what a haven of peace my Zambia is and will continue to be.

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  4. This Union reminds me of Zambian workers and students unions of long ago which fought for rights of anyone, whether in Zambia or outside the country

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  5. This South African man eish!!……I was going to tell him to shut his mouth. Unfortunately because of his dental formular he cannot do that.

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  6. Which goods are you talking about? This is fake news cause if its true, then we stand to gain due to imbalance of trade between the two countries. Criminals must face the law period. Intact if you like, you can have thousands of protests just there in RSA. Who cares! As long as we are enjoying peace in our country, to hell with your Union.

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    • They are just helping you docile Zambians who think you can eat peace and stability. Freedom don’t come easy and our RSA friends understand this. You have created a dictator and they are only trying to help wake you up.

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  7. Did anyone boycott your wrotten chickens when you set the innocent Mozambikan on fire……Chopeti!!

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  8. What kind of Collateral did these Desparadoes sign with Hakashinde Humwine. Why don’t you boycott his beef from Zambeef ? Disgustingly Pathetic

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  9. Zambia is a very poor country, already the economy is suffering, with these bad publicity this God forsaken, penless country headed to collapse. These campaigns will definitely go univesal, Zambia is a second Zimbabwe.

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    • You as an individual may have forsaken God.

      But do not mistake that for God forsaking Zambia.

      God has not forsaken Zambia. If you are far away from God just check yourself – it is not God who has moved away, it is you.

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    • Sorry if you are suffering because HH has been detained. I feel sorry for his immediate family who are to live without him!

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    • when your are poor, it does not mean every one is poor, why are foreigners all interested in coming to Zambia. wake up Zambia is rich!

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    • when you are poor, it does not mean every one is poor, why are foreigners all interested in coming to Zambia. wake up Zambia is rich!

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  10. Zambia or rather Zambiabwe! Is sliding into doom and very few know it.
    So much arrogance from PF. Muzanya!!

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    • What is even sad is that the are Zambians cheering on….

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    • These cheering are mostly part of lungus stealing gang…..or certainly benificiarires of corruption.

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    • Zambians are a docile people…some of us remember the days when our Parents used to take us on holiday to Zimbabwe, everything was different the moment you crossed the border from metered taxis to spotless clean streets to price of food, today the place is a dump they come to Zambia to buy bread just because of greed of one man who has also surrounded by crooks who misinform him.

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  11. Chagwa and friends should wise up. You have started too many wars on too many fronts! You have even woken up Ba chilandelande and given them enough talk time! You can’t concentrate on important things now because of too many distractions. Too much damage control to do until you run out of ideas and resources. PF has destroyed Zambia as Prophet Chanda Chimba warned. Now is the best time to stand up for the Soul of Zambia! Let the impeachment process begin! They have failed to govern!

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    • Which wars iwe – locking up a tyrannical psychopath cannot be starting a war!

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    • Ba Insaka I cant agree more with you.Zambia should start the impeachment process now so that ECL can go back where he belongs.In my opinion the main criminal in Zambia is ECL. PF is setting Zambia on fire and everyone has come to this realization. Most of the negative comments towards NUMSA in this post are actually coming from the PF top members themselves. So they are cheating no one, but themselves.

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  12. As usual, PF operatives and sycophants are quick to emit their foul and hellish thoughts without reflection. I wonder whether they ever think of the good of the country! Mr. Lungu is denting the image of our nation. In the short time that he has been president, there has been an acceleration of the process of destroying our democratic institutions. Non-Zambians are able to see it clearly, while Zambians are still waffling around “praying” for peace. If NUMSA follows through with this boycott, our already fragile economy will be weakened further. Fellow Zambians, it’s your democratic right to support any political party but please put the needs of the nation above the needs of the party!

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  13. This is the beginning of Lungu’s isolation and economic free fall of the Zambian Economy. IMF,EU,USA etc have already indicated that No Financial Assistance will come to Zambia until HH Is released unconditionally among other things. This means Mutati should forget about the IMF Loan and Donor Aid for now and until Rule of Law is restored,HH is released unconditionally and Good returns to Zambia and the Lungu govt respects the Zambian Constitution. Without these reforms Lungu will Zimbabweanise the Zambian Economy with dire consequences.

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    • Isolation by who?

      You see, it will not help HH to just garner support from his fellow opposition leaders while all governments in the world do not accept his conduct.

      Numsa isolating ECL, how? They can even deal with their own political drama in their own country, what is their interest in Zambia?

      They have crossed Zimbabwe to com to Zambia, how?

      What a shameful joke?

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    • Advice

      Mutati will tell you about isolation regarding the IMF……….isolation???
      You wait and see. Zambia is broke….it depends on aid.

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  14. Just wait and see the full impact of the unintended consequences of PF ignorance and incompetence.

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  15. All things start small and become big if reason fails to abide. Careful there! 35 flights per week into Lusaka by SA. That can have a lot of impact if you think about it!

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    • Zambia is a landlocked country that depends on aid for survival…..try to think you are bigger than SA and ask KK what happened to Zambia when he boycotted them.

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    • and you are not Zambia 1mbecile.You’ll eat s.h.i.t under pf regime.Are you even married, do you have a family i.d.i.o.t?

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  16. By the time Zambians realise what political status we are in, it might be too late. DOCILE ZAMBIANS, they are waiting, everything is okay for them, even when things are not, for them its “fikaisova ” attitude.

    South Africans are merely rendering help to open up your eyes, it is take it or leave it.

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    • This is what happens when majority of the population is a lost youth who do not know their history.

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  17. Are these HH’s business partners? How can they boycott Zambian goods for an individual? They burn pipo in SA and we don’t boycott their goods…SA days are numbered

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    • Maybe they don’t want another Zimbabwe on their door step with millions of refugees pouring into their country.
      Already according to your ambassador Zambians make up some of the largest assuylum seekers.

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  18. Just ban Zambian Cross-border traders. That’ll squeeze Kadansa’s dictatorship regime.

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  19. THANK YOU RSA FOR YOUR SUPPORT. PF GULLIES ARE DANDERAFT AND A DANGER TO ZAMBIA THAT ITCHES EVERY DAY WHEN THEY SPEAK LIKE GOLIATH. WE NEED DAVID TO COME AND REMOVE THIS NONSENSICAL POOR FARMER WITH NO VISION.

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  20. This is how united your friends are. You touch one Maimane, you touch them all. Wait until they start necklacing your brothers and sisters. Already there are reports from the ghettos of mop up Zambians. You have not seen anything yet. Continue with your village politics!

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    • So you would be proud to see your fellow Zambians killed just to force your agenda? It’s becoming clear who HH promised to sell the country to.

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    • Ba Kadansa. Mwila bwataika fye. Zuma’s state capture is what NUMSA should be addressing. Kuti waya mukupipa umunobe ukul ubali ninshi na iwe ulekabila ukupipwa?

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  21. The PF mugs are so oblivious to how Zambia trades……they see SA goods in all the shops and think South Africans would suffer if there was a trade embargo. You are sadly mistaken, SA is the largest economy production wise and supplies nearly all of Africa and all of southern, Zambia is a small customer.

    Firstly all the PF thieves will have their loot confiscated in SA.

    Just 3 months of closing their doors to Zambia and lungu will have riots in the streets.

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  22. Which good and don’t they know if we retaliate they will be the ones to suffer as we stop all south African companies from operating in Zambia like Nigeria did?

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  23. Those who can, please tune in to Aljazeera news right now. They are interviewing Amos Chanda, Brian Mwiinga, Laura Miti and another, about HH’s case.

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  24. PF cadres and their political leaders seem deaf to voices of reason from around the world. Yet, reality will soon catch up with them. They remind me of former Ivory Coast president, Mr Gbagbo, who defied all common sense as he clung on to power. He now stands trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague accused of responsibility for war crimes during the conflict which left more than 3,000 people dead.
    Here are a few voices of reason from around the world that PF cadres and their political leaders have become deaf to: .
    1. The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) President, Stevens Mokgalapa, condemned in the strongest possible terms the arrest of the Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on charges of treason.
    2. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate…

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  25. CONTD.
    2. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote to President Edgar Lungu regarding the imprisonment of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, urging Mr. Hichilema’s release from prison.
    3. Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, appealed to the government of Zambia to adhere to the rule of law and human rights principles in dealing with the opposition in the Southern African country of Zambia. He condemned police‘s breaking into the house of opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, with the purpose of arresting him without any warrant.

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  26. CONTD.
    4. On the local front, Catholic Bishops condemned HH’s arrest, saying that Zambia is now a dictatorship. They said, “Would it not have been much more civilised and professional to deliver a summons to him containing a charge and ordering him to appear before the police to answer charges of alleged law breaking? Our country is now all, except in designation, a dictatorship and if it is not yet, then we are not far from it. Our political leaders in the ruling party often issue intimidating statements that frighten people and make us fear for the immediate and future”.
    5. Former prime minister of Kenya Odinga condemned the arrest of HH. He said that charging Hakainde Hichilema for treason over a traffic matter was vengeance and not justice. He advised Zambian rulers to take a step…

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  27. CONTD.
    6. Tendai Biti, Finance Minister of Zimbabwe under the unity government from 2009-2013, had this to say: “The rule of law in Zimbabwe has long been considered broken. The same can now be said of our neighbour north of the Zambezi, Zambia. It’s leadership seems intent on destroying the 50 years of work post-independence to build democracy by replicating actions we have routinely seen in Zimbabwe, notably the systematic harassment and intimidation of press, civil society and the opposition. While in the past Zambians have looked to the rule of law to protect their rights when under threat, today they find there is little prospect for protection or redress. While national sovereignty must be respected, we must not forget that if the government in question is itself undermining the…

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  28. CONTD.
    7. The leader of South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, termed Mr Hichilema’s arrest and treason charge as undemocratic. He was later denied entry into Lusaka at KK International Airport. He was not even allowed to disembark from the plane!!
    8. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called for a boycott campaign of Zambian products in protest at what it said was “tyranny raising its ugly head” in Zambia, where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing treason charges. Numsa General secretary Irvin Jim said: “On our part as a working class formation, we will do what we must, to stop the slide into civil war in Zambia, as a result of the dictatorship of President Lungu”

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  29. AN AXIS OF EVIL EXPOSED
    RESPONSE I: Role of Mmusi Maimane in AOPSA.
    As he chickens out of Helen Zille’s support for colonialism in Africa, Maimane thinks he can turn Zambia into a play resort for his display of arrogance in the SADC region using his position as President of the Association of Opposition Parties in Southern Africa (AOPSA).

    Strangely, the Vice-President of AOPSA, Nevers Mumba was a Priest who formed a political party that he abandoned to opt for a post of Vice-President under Mwanawasa. As MMD President Mumba fired Dr. Chituwo, Prof. Lungwangwa and Dr. Musokotwane who sought refuge in UPND. In 2016 Mumba’s clandestine project was to mortgage MMD to UPND when he thought HH was going to win the elections with financial backing from the Brenthurst Foundation. Maimane…

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  30. Maimane will soon be shocked to learn that Mumba is an ‘IMPOSTER’ and a ‘MOLE’ within the structure of the AOPSA.

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  31. RESPONSE II: Role of NUMSA’s Irvin Jim
    When Fred Mmembe owner of Post Newspaper was caught napping for Tax evasion, his long standing friend, NUMSA’s Irvin Jim used his Union to threaten Zambia by mobilising industries in South Africa to impose an economic embargo if Mmembe was NOT set free from his criminal offence against the Zambia Revenue Authority. Pronouncements made by NUMSA have raised eye-brows in South Africa. Zambians believe this is a matter best left to the indigenous South Africans when the ANC, as the genuine Mother to this “BABY” called South Africa is fully REBRANDED this year to deal with the DA racist party.

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  32. RESPONSE III: Cobweb of Evil Within and Outside Zambia
    Within Zambia Mutembo Nchito and Fred Mmembe owners of the defunct Zambian Airways defrauded Development Bank of Zambia by getting a loan they failed to pay back. Mmembe corrupted Late President Sata to appoint Mutembo Nchito as Director of Prosecution (DPP), Musa Mwenye as Attorney General and embedded Post Newspaper journalists into State House and Embassies abroad. The Cartel later recruited Linda Kasonde (President of Law Association of Zambia) to throw spanners into the legal system in support of Mmembe and HH. Strangely HH as opposition leader who is expected to voice out against corruption, sprang to support Mmembe when the Post was placed under liquidation.

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  33. RESPONSE IV: MUSHROOMING OF OUTSIDE FORCES
    Cobwebs from foreign spiders started spinning into Zambia from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Kenya. In disregard of the legal processes at work in Zambian Courts, the onslaught came from Irvin Jim and Maimane of S. Africa, Morgan Svangirai of Zimbabwe, Obasanjo of Nigeria and Raila Odinga of Kenya.

    These external agents CANNOT MAKE ZAMBIANS TO “UN-SEE” WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY ‘SEEN’ in the form of evil DOTS WHICH CONNECT Maimane, Irvin Jim, Obasanjo, Raila Odinga, Svangirai, Hichilema, Mmembe, Nevers Mumba, Mutembo Nchito, Musa Mwenye and Linda Kasonde.

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    • Is U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the EU also part of that spider web ??!?

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    • You are delusional my friend. Wake up from your delusions and come back to reality. We did not kick out Kaunda’s dictatorship and one party rule in 1991 in order to bring in Lungu’s dictatorship and one party rule in 2017. May be you were not in Zambia in 1991!! Five years of PF rule has ruined this country we love so much both on the political and economic fronts. May be you are not currently residing in Zambia, but for those those of us living here, life is real tough. Poverty is at record high and its continuing to rise. Both internal and external debt have skyrocketed: who will pay back? Oh, come on my ‘friend’, wake up from your blind support for evil. Am shocked that HH’s incarceration(incarceration of a fellow Zambian) does not move you. What kind of heart do you have? By the…

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    • Keep dreaming about your imaginary enemies, the other day lungu told a gathering a one Zambia one nation is dead , and the other day he told donners Zambia does not need the aid they provide…….you need to have lungus head examined.

      He see Donald trump acting like a clown he thinks he can do the same….

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  34. UPND WILL NOT GROW UP. THE ONLY PERSONS THAT CAN TAKE YOU INTO STATE HOUSE ARE THE ORDINARY ZAMBIANS WITH VOTERS CARDS. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE YOU NEED TO CONVINCE CONCERNING YOUR POLICIES. NOT THE RANTINGS FROM A DISGRUNTLED OPPOSITION IN A FIREIGN COUNTRY. ON THAT PATH YOU WILL CONTINUE LOSING ELECTIONS. ZAMBIANS WILL CONTINUE REJECTING YOU WHILE FOREIGNERS WILL CONTINUE PRAISING YOU. I WOULD RATHER SIDE WITH MY FELLOW ZAMBIANS.

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    • Spot on! These disgruntled UPND supporters think siding with your own country means you support PF. Let them make themselves irrelevant.

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    • @Chisenga: it’s like a woman rejects you and chooses your neighbour. Then You tell the whole neighbourhood to start ridiculing that neighbour so the woman can change her mind, HOW??????

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  35. CONTD
    By the way, are Catholic Bishops also part of the evil dots? The Bishops did not mince their words: “Would it not have been much more civilised and professional to deliver a summons to him containing a charge and ordering him to appear before the police to answer charges of alleged law breaking? Our country is now all, except in designation, a dictatorship and if it is not yet, then we are not far from it”. According to you, the Bishops are all part of the evil dots. What a shame that this country has unreasonable people like you.

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    • The Catholic bishop. One bishop tresphor Mpundu former relative to Michael Data. Just a correction.

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  36. I am sure Zuma is weighing all this up given that the opposition party President is on the case; this can be priceless political capital for him and welcome media distraction for him.

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  37. President Edgar Lungu and PF Govnt must completely ignore empty tins such as NUMSA,DA leader,etc who are connected to HH.these are business partners with Kainde and GBM.if one reads this from NUMSA,he may conclude that there is civil war in Zambia when the opposite is the truth!!!
    ITS HIGH TIME ZAMBIAN VOTERS TAUGHT HH A BIG LESSON BY GIVING HIM ZERO VOTES IN 2021 FOR TARNISHING ZAMBIAN IMAGE ABROAD THROUGH HIS EVIL SPONSORS!!!
    HH must know that his evil tricks wont affect Zambia in anyway.if he is innocent,why cant he wait fot our courts to clear him?
    PLUS THIS IS THE TIME TO TEACH HH A BIG LESSON IN JAIL!for you f00ls in numsa,you can hung!!you are not Zambians to dictate things here.ZAMBIA IS FOR ZAMBIANS AND HERE NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW!!!PLEASE PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU IGNORE NUMSA…

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    • You are right Lazy Lungu will ignore them as he knows no goods are exported to RSA that can be boycotted, I doubt an average South African can name any Zambian product apart from Shaky Shaky. Ignoring them though has seriously consequences for these thieving Politicians who have become Property Developers overnight in RSA…the spot light will be on them. It just takes the DA leader to name and shame them the thieves outside the crook Mwamba’s office in a mega phone.

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  38. What Zambian goods? Maybe salaula ,kachasu and house maids cuz regional trade is dominated by manufacturing powerhouses like ZA and Kenya.

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  39. Spaka like lilo just like many bantustans like this kind of news.kekekekeke,South African companies are the ones exporting their products to Zambia.i doubt if Zambia exports even 10% goods to SA.the major Zambian goods buyer today is China and not SA.moreover currently SA is being ruled by ANC who are in support with PF Govnt.president Edgar Lungu and Jacob Zuma are in good books!!!
    GBM has camped in SA organizing what we are hearing today.last week via Mmusimane few tongas based in SA protested at Zambian Embassy but they were outnumbered by PF supporters.today,we have numsa ranting nonsense!!STILL NOTHING WILL BE ACHIEVED BECAUSE US VOTERS KNOW THAT HH COMMITTED A CRIME,SO OUR COURTS MUST CLEAR HIM!!
    CALLING ECL A DICTATOR WHEN HE IS NOT WONT HELP UPND!!!in fact the dictator is hh who…

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    • Njimbu when started these petitions you and your fellow kaponyas laughed and ridiculed me.

      Keep laughing, soon you will take note of the power of the pen and key board over your thug behaviour. And keep blaming UPND.
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  40. Plus when you talk about democracy,what do you mean?HH has been upnd leader since 2006 minus calling for any convention.all top upnd leaders are hand picked by HH.he has been in jail since 10/04/2017 and nobody in upnd can dare to be acting upnd president because once a dictator HH is freed,such a person would be history in upnd!!!IF HH IS SO BRUTAL IN OPPOSITION,HOW BAD CAN HE BECOME IF HE BECAME ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT?ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.HH CANT MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT-NEVER BECAUSE HE IS TOO ARROGANT,TRIBAL AND DO NOT FEAR GOD!!
    Between Edgar Lungu and HH,my choice would always be Edgar Lungu-period!!!

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  41. “He warned that Zambia was “on the brink of civil war” unless it resolved its political crisis.” The speech by this official of NUMSA just goes to show the level of understanding of our colleagues. The high commissioner to South Africa was at pains to explain very basic things to our comrades in SA. He even told them that SAA sends 35 flights to Zambia. This they do not translate it into anything. The value of goods South Africa sells to Zambia is 1:13 in favour of South Africa. This mathematics is too high a concept to grasp for these colleagues in NUMSA. Even when you tell them that your own imperialists are trying to distabilise your neighbours they have no clue. Trevor Manuel told them that they should stop burning their own African brothers because their own imperialists own much…

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    • Ohh yes you are right that the South Africans are happy to be sucking Zambia dry……fear play to them, who would refuse free money from mugs.

      But the publicity will hurt lungu….in the western aid department and borrowing department, make no mistake about that

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  42. …Trevor Manuel told them that they should stop burning their own African brothers because their own imperialists own much more they still have no clue what he was talking about. Delivery service riots are the order of the day, schools burn streets are blockaded with burning tyres but these clueless guys can see a “blink of civil war” thousands of km away- what a joke. Someone should give this clueless chap a ticket to Zambia so he can open his eyes.

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    • If Zambia is so lovely why are there record numbers of Zambians claiming asylum in SA according to Emanuel mwamba???

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    • Our primitive cousins from Eastern Province say “Chisilu chinaona nkondo”. You may have a low opinion about the person saying certain things but the wise pay attention to the substance of what is being said. How you react to provocation matters. It can build you or destroy you! The Mongu fiasco that ignited the current crisis was simply a planned evil to get at someone. Sata was a genius. By simply ignoring HH, he managed to avoid distractions and concentrated on his work. April and May so far have not been very productive months this year. We are wasting too much time and resources. Sadly we are now at loggerheads with our partners in development. What a shame! The tongue is really an unruly evil. It can set the entire village on fire (Book of James in the bible).

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  43. @advice, unfortunately it is you who needs advice, christianity is not by claim. Your claims that Zambia is a Christian nation is offensive to God. The bible, says, “Ye shall know them by their fruits….” Mat 7:16. What fruits is Zambia known for? Is it not persecuting opponents? See how those expensive opposition billboards were ripped off during campaigns, not speaking of killing opponents, are you saying that is the spirit of Christ? What about tribalism you so love to promote? This is the spirit of your forsaken country but the Lord tought, “…Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on…

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    • What about the beatings in Namwala of nonTongas and violence against PF in Southern province?Wasnt Frank Bwalya beaten in Mazabuka by UPND?
      lOVE YOUR NEIGHBOURS MY FOOT!

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  44. @spaka like lilo:PLEASE TAKE NOTE,NOTHING BAD SHALL EVER HAPPEN TO ZAMBIA BECAUSE OF HH-NEVER!!
    Numsa,DA leader are empty tins who can only attract HEADLINES in Fred M’membe’s MAST newspaper AND END OF STORY!!!
    Zambia existed before HH and it will be there until Jesus Christ comes back,maybe when both HH and ECL are long gone!!!
    IF EU RECENT RESOLUTION DIDNT MOVE ECL’S GOVNT,WHO ARE NUMSA AND DA?THOSE ARE EMPTY TINS BEING CHEATED BY VJ MWAANGA AND GBM!tomorrow,I will personally call many cabinet ministers encouraging them to let the law take its course in hh’s treason case!!GOD BLESS ZAMBIA!!

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    • Njimbu

      This has nothing to do with HH , it has all to do with lungus assult on democracy……i for one don’t care if HH were president or not.

      Weather it is HH or kambwilli, how can you stop some one from greeting well wishers or holding a team meeting because you feel threatened ??

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  45. I am a proud Zambian patriot iwe we Nomsa we liule lya mu Soweto. I would rather suffer in my Zambia with my Zambian children than give up my country to the bitch Nomsa. I will not sacrifice my country for any donkey from Soweto or any colonialist, boer stooges or any such cretin. Nomsa can teach me about freedom?
    Kwena nangu ni underfive, ba UPNDonkey mwatusebanya!

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  46. I now understand why Malema refused to merge with the DA if this is their level of thinking than SA. Has no hope.For the UPND leaders external involvement will only distance voters come 2021 outside involvement breeds division now the people know that these are the people pushing HH to do all these silly things for how much his greed is what will bring problems in Zambia.He needs serious deliverance from prophet Bushiri not SDA pastors.

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    • This has nothing to do with upnd. It has all to do with lungus assault on democracy we once had in Zambia were opposition parties were free to meet members and to have press conferences If the so wanted……where any one popular had the right to mingle and greet well wishers

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  47. PF cadres and its government are in denial that Zambia’s reputation is soiled up. Since when did Zambia ranked to be boycotted in any field?, protests at the Zambian embassy are on going here in UK, in Pretoria protests are going on in USA petition has been presented. For PF to bury its ugly head in the sand, pretending all is well is foolishly delusional. The damage has been done to Zambian reputation and those in leadership will have to pay for it now, tomorrow or next time at an appropriate period of time.

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  48. Umwina Zambian alaponta sana nga aikuta! Don’t get too drunk with pride. Let’s tone down and sobber up. We are destroying our beautiful country. We have made a mistake by taking our thuggery to the international arena where only DIPLOMACY works. We can rant all we want but that will only isolate us further as a once respected people. A few scared politicians should not mislead us into believing that those who advise us from outside don’t mean well. We can refuse advice in a more dignified way. The best thing to do when facing criticism is: say nothing, do nothing and be nothing. That helps you to digest and analyse issues logically to avoid escalating a crisis. We need to be mindful that we have children who expect us to give them a better country after we are gone. Let them see wisdom…

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  49. Zuma has outwitted them. Even this week they failed to remove him and may even rule them again.

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    • You said no one is above the law in zambia, I asked you is keizer Zulu above the law ?

      You said hh is a dictator, I asked you if kambwili is allowed to challenge for the of leadership ?

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  50. Lungu will have to jail HH, or kill him, all this international interest has given hh wings…..if lungu does not get rid of hh he will be reduced to a street bully watching proceedings with envy.

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  51. Civil war in Zambia? What for, because an underfive donkey has misbehaved? Come on No.msa bi.tch, this is Zambia not RSA!
    Even UPNDonkeys must be laughing at the sick joke.

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  52. Zambia’s international friends who have recognised Zambia must be laughing their lungs out when donkeys refer to No.msa is referred to as international community. Look here Nomsa baby, in RSA murder is bailable, but not so in Zambia. If treason is bailable in RSA where knives rule and not the rule of law, not so here in our beautiful and very peaceful country.

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    • If Zambia is very beautiful why do we have record numbers of Zambians claiming asylum in SA according to your ambassdor Emmanuel mwamba ??

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  53. Pleas Mrs HH or his confidants ,tell hh not to dispair ,the end of lungus budding dictatorship is arriving….he should not negotiate nothing with them……he should demand a free and democratic Zambia where any party can meet supporters and hold a press brief anywhere….he should demand any opposition figure be free to travel and meet supporters in any part of the country…..he should demand an end to presidential appointments at ECZ.

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  54. The outsiders have taken advantage of the Zambian issue because of you bloggers who just write things for the sake of writing without analysing the negative impact they will bring. If you were writing progressive issue to avoid disturbing our peace, these South Africans would not have taken advantage. Do you realise that South Africa has more issues than Zambia. Zambians sit back and rethink.

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    • Do you know what pressures the Mugabe dictatorship in terms of millions of Zimbabwean refugees pouring into SA, has put on SA ?

      I don’t think they want another Zimbabwe on their door step…..

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  55. HH has decided to do away with preliminaries and opted to go straight into trial. Observations:
    1. The lawyers bill has been presented
    2. His finances have cracked
    3. He has cracked
    4. He has realised that preliminaries serve only to postpone the inevitable.
    5. When they expanded the list visitors, he started receiving sound advice from his business colleagues.
    6. Apparently underfive started crying when sensible visitors started seeing him and pointed out his folly.
    7. They advised him that preliminary issues are a form of indefinite imprisonment by default, whereas if he is found guilty he will be imprisoned for a defined term which he does not even have to serve because he can beg for leniency and be forgiven.
    8. One or two combinations from above….

    Donkeys…..yaba!

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    • Ati beg for leniency ??

      These kaponyas are indeed drunk with the power of corruption and looting …..HH will see this through to the bitter end of lungu…..even if he is jailed ,he has massive support and keep hoping for that IMF bailout , nothing will come. The only source of funds for lungu will be to tax the Zambians more and make them dance properly in straight lines……

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  56. Lets not take this statement too lightly because US, UK, EU have all expressed concern over the ill detention of one HH. Guys Zimbabwe once was bla blah bla baling like us. Look where they are today. Among the poorest nations in the world living below 1 USD per day. Watch this space. You are the same ones who will be pleading to NUMSA, UK, US, EU for forgiveness and Mercy. Ask for a copy of Nevers Mumba Assignment interview. A lot of sense emanated from there.

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    • I don’t know where you get your information from but the EU and UK didn’t express concern over the detention of hh!! Infact, the EU in Lusaka physically went to state house and pledged their commitment to supporting the current government. The UK, through its high commission, described hh’s actions as provocative and unfortunate. If you read that rubbish from the mast everyday, then you are out of touch with the rest of the country!!!

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  57. “Numsa reiterates its call for a boycott campaign of all Zambian products to highlight the suffering of ordinary people there”.

    The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is the biggest single trade union in South Africa with more than 338,000 members,…

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    • …so how will “the biggest single trade union in RSA” convince a marketeer in Matero, a welder in Garden, a fisherman on Bagweulu, a bus driver in Chiwempala to vote for hh??????????????

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    • No one saying vote for HH, what we are saying is reject the dictator lungu….

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    • How can people vote twice within a space of two years and infact vote for the same person, ECL then a few months later do a 360 degrees that he is a dictator. Why vote for him in the first place. You mean they couldn’t see the dictatorial tendencies when they voted for him the first time???? The same people had a choice of other candidates, why vote for him twice???????????

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    • They were forced to vote for him, those that did, opposing candidates were being threatened and jailed and beaten……

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  58. I am sure this man does not know that in terms of trade between the two countries, South Africa benefits more than Zambia. He should have done a research before uttering such nonsense

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  59. why talk about our internal affairs when we know that these racists wants to bounce back in Zambia as investors which they have failed under the able Leadership of ECL. Anglo america the major sponsor of DA party is busy in the shadows trying to dent the relationship between the two nations, we were going to be worried if it was the people’s party ANC uttering such words. We know the history behind these racist facts who are bitter and wants to ruin our nation. Mwanawasa, chased Anglo from Zambia and they want to use HH to come back, now that their pony is facing treason trial which if found guilty will see him spend 15 years or face death penalty they are busy trying other tricks to threaten our government.
    Mind you SA’s economy is also benefiting from Zambia, we have seen the…

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    • where does Anglo America want to come back ? Where Chinese and Indians were allowed to by copper mines at chawama pit latrine prices ???

      Plezzz copper production if galore around the glob at much cheaper production costs…..these are the same people alarming the kaponyas with imaginary colonial powers but at the same time running begging for aid and western funds…..

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    • …you must be in utopia, my misguided colleague. Don’t you know Lumwana exports Gold?? Don’t you know they have been mining and stockpiling Uranium?? Do you know how much Cobalt deposits Zambia has???
      Economists around the world have predicted an upswing in copper prices and other commodities, do you know with the deposits in this country these mining houses stand to make billions??? Chawama pit latrine prices: govt. was spending $1m a day to pump out water in ZCCM mines, they where producing copper at $6.000/ton and selling at $2,000/ton, how much where you going to sell them for???

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    • You, every copper mine produces gold and cobalt as a by product….
      Zambia has trace amounts of uranium…..no one cares about zambias wealth, the ratio to what it owes plus expectations of the population together with production costs make mining in Zambia very unattractive…..only Indians and Chinese who have next to nothing social responsibility can cope. And these people make it worth coming as they bring thousands of their unemployed to exploit the natives.

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  60. its okay, but i think stop bringing your goods in our country. I think that will work. u want to continue bringing your goods here and stop buying ours so that you make profits? nonsense

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  61. students have been detained without trial for protesting high college fees and this union has kept mum.

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  62. “Numsa reiterates its call for a boycott campaign of all Zambian products to highlight the suffering of ordinary people there. South Africa owes the people of Zambia a huge debt, we dare not fail them in their time of great need….”
    What level of thinking is this? Such backwardness is a disgrace to Africa.

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  63. @Numsa General secretary Irvin Jim, very USELESS and back wards. Why cant you concentrate on the fallen RAND. Innocent people being raped, theft , Strike demonstrations by students and workers. Zambia is a land locked country and we have so many nations we can trade with.

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  64. Zambians, zambians, SHOCKING !!!!! You guys who seem to be reasoning, come out and take the leadership on this nation, we will judge you too.

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  65. Just last month they were crying when our Government banned fruits and vegetables to be imported so what is he telling us if they can cry for these what if we stop them to pass through our country to other countries with their goods. Actually it is SA who stands to loose more than us. And please Donkeys you should differentiate between NUMSA and SA government. For your own information ZUMA is the driver of Saouth Africa not Maimane or this tinny union.

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  66. Numsa General secretary Irvin Jim who is he to Zambian politics? Is it a concern or is just a way of blowing a trumpet when the meeting is already over? What is he trying to do to our country when in the actual fact he has failed to bring sanity in his country! Is it apartheid hang over? Which Zambian goods is he campaigning against, is he fair to SA business houses in Zambia?

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  67. Its gonna be a very tall order because there are no visible imported goods from Zambia here in South Africa. 2 Which black South African checks where the product he is buying is imported from? Only Irvin Jim. 3 Which black South African has ever boycotted any product? None. 4 The only imports from Zambia are vinkubala, dried fish and Kapenta which are sold to Zambians living here who are about 80,000.

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  68. South Africa loses nothing the Zambian market is only a drop of water to south African good most of the countries in sadc import from SA. While your shameful God forsaken country, depends on RSA, even your prostitutes, shame.

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    • Iwe there are only 18 Zambian prostitutes In South Africa. What are you saying?

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  69. This is when we are seeing international crooks HH has been dealing with. Zambians should now know who will rip the country apart once HH wins. These where in the line of beneficiaries of our national resources if this HH had won elections. Nomba bonse baliloba ilyauma.

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