Copperbelt Minister Menye Musenga , Chishimba Kambwili watching a football match over the weekend
FILE:Copperbelt Minister Menye Musenga , Chishimba Kambwili watching a football match over the weekend in May 2016

The ruling Patriotic Front has said that the reported prison visit by former Copperbelt Minister Hon Mwenya Musenge is nothing but a failed political stint.

The Former Copperbelt Minister is reported in the MAST newspaper that he was yesterday sent away from Lusaka Central Prison when he went to visit incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and former PF member Obvious Mwaliteta.

In a statement released to the media and signed by Sunday Chanda, the Media Director, PF said that party  had no issues with how people nomadically and politically align themselves.

Below is the full statement

MUSENGE’s VISIT TO HICHILEMA IS A FAILED POLITICAL STUNT

Lusaka, Zambia – The reported prison visit by former Copperbelt Minister Hon Mwenya Musenge is nothing but a failed political stint. It is clear for all to see that it was premeditated and stage-managed to fit into a narrative. The Patriotic Front has no issues with how people nomadically and politically align themselves. Students of political history know for a fact that individuals have sold out politically at one time or another and the actions or inactions before they do so are highly predicable.

Nobody gets shocked after a bat falls to the ground in its sleep because it sleeps upside down and positioned to fall at any given moment. The leadership of the Patriotic Front and members alike can read through some of these actions by a section of members of the party pushing an agenda which is clear for all to see. We are not a party of political novices and under-fives but one led by a politically astute leadership with a rich and credible profile of Zambia’s political institutional memory.

Individual members of the Party have a right to associate and disassociate. This includes them visiting persons and places of their choice.

The carefree ones can opt to visit hell or the moon, as the case might be but it becomes an issue if by their visitation, they compromise or bring into ridicule Patriotic Front’s political standing and objectives. At that point, the relevant mechanisms provided for under the Party Constitution and Disciplinary code come into effect and affected individuals should be ready to pay the price.

We know of political parties such as the United Party for National Development (UPND) which forbids any of their members from visiting State House or they are labelled traitors and the consequences are dire to imagine. We know of political parties such as the UPND which forbids its members from participating in national events being graced by the Head of State President Edgar Chagwa Lungu or they are treated as political lepers.

It is also important to state that the narrative created by the Musenge story is fabricated as part of the stage management earlier on alluded to. It is aimed at painting a bad picture on the ruling party when it is reported that “a prison guard comes running with a telephone in hand shouting all of you stop what you are doing and get out, you will cause me problems, just get out”.

This is another deceitful line in the story crafted to suit UPND’s narrative and the objective behind Mr. Musenge’s visit.

The Patriotic Front is aware that there is a sustained public relations drive to malign this its Government worldwide with the international press having taken a stand and is everyday spewing a very negative outlook on Zambia. We are aware that part of this scheme is getting desperate voices in the ruling party and grant them media space in hostile media after they make such rehearsed media stints.

Lastly, we are calling on Party membership across the Country to be vigilant and in high alert as they watch out for parasitic political opportunists among ourselves who seek to undermine the authority and leadership of our President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front. We must collectively guard against elements that seek to dilute the Party’s core values and principles.

Issued by:
Sunday Chanda
Director for Media
PATRIOTIC FRONT HEADQUARTERS

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60 COMMENTS

    • The style and the diction including phrases are stollen from the Post Newspaper diction of Dr. Fred MMembe.. Wanker Chanda has no more brains left as his head is pre-occuied with the appeasing drunk ECL for a bag of mealie-meal. This a composition for Lungu to go throw, and only then may Wankster Chanda get a bag of 10KG rice

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    • So scared of their own shadows! What happened to civility and compassion.
      Are PF this much ‘heartless’ and vindictive to not allow and attack anyone showing compassion to HH.

      What has become of this former Christian Country?

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    • The first thing I want any well meaning Zambian is to pump and drive using 9mm nozzle, polished high grade copper bullets through Sunday Chanda’s jaws up his head and blow up the hair free head (just like Oscar Pistorious’ watermellon shootout video); then do the same for the filthy Kaizer Zulu…Kaizer has alot of bacteria all over his body. Chanda’s faculty failed a long time ago. They both need help by life termination

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    • Mwefipumbu mwe ba PF. Musenge visited due to his personal belief and nothing political here.

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    • Sunday Chanda, the fact that (1) you stopped Hon. Mwenya Musenge from visiting HH and (2) you hurriedly released a statement on Sunday, symbolises that your PF party is in a serious panic mode and deep down your heart you know it Sunday! We are not children, we read and analyze. Start preparing yourself because Hon Musenge is not alone in your PF Party sympathizing with HH, GBM and the entire UPND. You are actually making the opposition more stronger because I am looking at men of substance like Dr Kambwili, Dr. Xaviour Chishimba, Hon Mulongoti, Mr Tayali and Hon Musenge himself and their followers who are now opposed to your Dictatorial traits. By the way, where is your Mumbai Phiri since her half naked photo went viral?

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    • The moron Sunday Chanda has shared nothing of substance here. It is a mare rhetoric.

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  1. This is absurd.

    Who would want to visit him to start with ?

    That seat need nullification and the man must be fired.

    This has made my blood boil

    I have a PhD

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

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    • IF ZAMBIA HAS BECOME A CIRCUS, WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK MUSHOTA IS PLAYING FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST; MASTER CLOWN, ACROBAT, TRAINED ANIMAL, TRAPEZE ACT, HOOPER, TIGHTROPE WALKER, JUGGLER, MANIPULATOR OR STUNT-ORIENTED PREAK.

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  2. Mwenya Musenge is a political f00l.he made PF lose its Chimwemwe seat to an independent MP -a Mr Mutale whom PF didnt adopt to accommodate this failure in 2016.he now knows that PF will never adopt him in 2021 anywhere on the copperbelt,hence trying to be in good books with upnd.but upnd would only adopt Mwenya Musenge at its peril in 2021 because this man cannot win them a seat in any PF stronghold.Musenge is a finished politician who surely do not know what he is doing in life!!
    Lets face it,if anybody in PF was in jail,can HH allow any upnd member to visit a PF member in jail?NEVER!!!SO WHY SHOULD MUSENGE DO THAT IF HE RESPECTS PF AND ITS LEADERSHIP?
    PLEASE PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU EXPEL MUSENGE FROM PF.LET HIM JOIN UPND AS HE WILL ONLY LEAVE PF WITH HIS WIFE AND KIDS!!!PF IS BIGGER…

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    • Very low level of thinking! Njimbu, you have not yet evolved to where people can discuss democracy with you and your kind. If your blood relative, who belongs to a different political party, were in prison, would you visit them? If you would not, then you are still at the pre-ape stage of evolution. If you would visit them, then you are a big dictatorial hypocrite! Think through things before posting rubbish.

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  3. This media director guy of PF is very petty indeed. Just visiting somebody in prison is an issue, on one hand Frank Bwalya says HH is incarcerated by the Police and not PF, on the hand this petty guy is condemning the visit. For us who have lived in civilised countries, visiting somebody of a different political affiliation is not an issue at all. Very Childish

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    • sure why has this got to do with PF? does chanda work for prison services to be comenting?

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  4. @Mushota:Mr Mwenya Musenge is not a MP.he made PF lose its chimwemwe seat in Kitwe to a PF member who stood as an independent in 2016.
    For you “spaka like lilo”, please not that NO NORMAL PF LEADER CAN VISIT HH OR OBVIOUS MWALITETA IN JAIL BECAUSE HH HIMSELF DO NOT ALLOW ANY UPND MP OR SENIOR LEADER TO BE ANYWHERE NEAR PF LEADERSHIP!!IF HH KNEW THAT IN A DEMOCRACY LIKE OURS,PARTY MEMBERS ARE FREE TO MIX,HE COULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWING HIS MEMBERS TO WORK WITH THE GOVNT OF THE DAY.HOWEVER,ITS A BIG CRIME IN UPND IF ANY SENIOR MEMBER IS FOUND ASSOCIATING WITH PF LEADERSHIP!!this is the reason why,PF also cant allow its royal members to be seen anywhere near HH!!
    Hence,Mwenya Musenge has expelled himself from PF by his evil actions!!

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    • “….!!this is the reason why,PF also cant allow its royal members to be seen anywhere near HH!!..””

      Thank you for confirming PF using the prisons, police, courts and judiciary to settle scores….

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    • Exactly the low calibre of people in PF as reflected here by Ngimbu. PF is more repugnant than attractive lately. I feel sorry for the young and intelligent guys like Kalaba, Chileshe Chilufya (not sure if he is still the deputy minister of Health) and Tutwa Ngulube

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  5. The same PF mouth say HH is not in jail for Political reason, that he’s a criminal like anybody else, the same mouth is saying people who visit him are showing Political colors? What is your position PF, regarding HH?

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    • Yes this was a brilliant move to show PF and lungu using the police, prsions and courts to oppress the opposition…..any one who says the police or judiciary is independent should just look at this…..

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  6. Last year Upnd called for the firing of Musenge after it was discovered that he was the chief maize smuggler, but today he’s a hero just because he has decided to visit HH. Any chaff is welcome in Upnd. Any the people of Chimwemwe soundly rejected this moraless gangster. And Lungu has completely sidelined him.

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    • @Mbanje khakis:
      When you cant deal with Zambia Open Dorah Siliya over the Malawi Maize scandal, why do you want to bring Mwenya Musenge in this? You PF hooli.gans have no brains at all! Ar.sewhores!

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    • @8.1 you must have eaten your placenta at birth. For how else can you fail to respond without insults?

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    • Tayali pleads with President Lungu to fire Musenge
      The Zambian Voice has pleaded with President Edgar Lungu to act now and fire Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge.
      Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali says MTayali Chilufyar. Musenge’s reaction to the allegations against China Copper Mines is questionable.
      He says it is clear that he is covering up something which can only be between him and CCM other than the government he represents.
      Mr. Tayali notes that Mr. Musenge has also brought in other people including the president thereby indirectly implicating the Head of State and as a result bringing the presidency into ridicule.
      He adds that the Zambian Voice has information that while Mr. Musenge is accusing others; he is the…

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  7. It is Mr Mwenya Musenge’s Right to visit an inmate of his choice during the visiting hours in our Jails. The Party or whoever stopped him from visiting HH is wrong and is violating his right to associate with a person of his choice. HH has Ranching Farms throughout the Country so are PF members going to be stopped eating beef on suspicion that the Beef could be coming from HH’s Ranches? Thats total madness. This type of thinking or pettiness is retrogressive. People should be left to enjoy their Rights as they please. Sunday Chanda should shut up and stop interfering with people’s rights to associate with friends of their choice.

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    • That is why we live under the budding fictatship of lungu.

      Those who say the police, judiciary or prisons are independent are delusional or think Zambian are dul.l

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  8. Chanda Mafi yobe. Leave mwenye musenge alone and sort out the needless deaths happening in UTH. Namufilwa ukuteka amatwi yali kuli HH. Each morning you wake up you are wasting time keeping an eye on HH and giving nothing to the suffering masses. You are not indispensible. Your time will come.
    Tekeni abantu and provide for the people . Stop this nonsense.
    Pfools I.d.i.o.t.s.

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  9. @Chibwe alas Hachiibwe,spaka like lilo,and all of you upnd cadres,please do not educate us on this issue because all wise Zambians know how HH prevents upnd members from associating with PF leadership.if Mwenya Musenge is from upnd then he goes to visit president Edgar Lungu,today you could have called him all sorts of names saying “njala yamu nyokola”,etc.upnd only supports what suits them!!WE KNOW YOU TOO WELL!!
    On HH,i have told you several times here that nobody in PF put a gun on HH’s head in mongu to behave badly the way he did or to behave like a wounded buffalo after 2016 elections!!IF HH WAS WISE ENOUGH,HE COULD HAVE AVOIDED POLITICS OF PROVOCATION AND NAME CALLING.BUT SINCE HE IS NOT WISE,HE ALLOWED HIS ARROGANCE TO TAKE HIM TOO FAR IN MONGU AND HE ONLY HAS HIMSELF TO…

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    • “….know how HH prevents upnd members from associating with PF leadership….”

      Even “if” that were true, HH does not use police, prisons or the courts to stop any one execising their democratic right of who meet and who not to meet .

      You njimbu was signing just recently of how independent of lungu the judiciary is ….now you have been caught admitting lungu is using police, prisons and courts to oppress the opposition and the democratic rights of citizens… !!!.

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  10. I wonder why PF should be worrying about ba Musenge.
    Look at the other bunch who went in groups from PF such as Guy Scott, Mulenga Sata, Miles Sampa, Gabriel Namulambe including ba Bob Sching and Sylvia Masebo who defected to UPND at a ceremonial press conference at chainama hotel. They’ve all left UPND and are no where to be seen near the prison. Musenge will runaway by himself just like the others…

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  11. It is reactions like this from PF that confirm that PF intends to harm HH. All well meaning Zambians and the international community need to step up pressure on this WICKED regime to release HH immediately. PF IS WICKED!

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  12. Sunday Chanda is spot on with his point. Mwenya Musenge is a traitor and even me as a member of UPND cannot trust him. It is these same people who would displace us of we formed govt. Musenge is trying to come to our party but we must be careful who we embrace.

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  13. THIS TELLS THE NATION A LOT FROM WHAT PF FEELS. HH CAN DIE IN PRISON, HE CAN GET SICK IN PRISON, THE PF WILL SAY YES OUR ENEMY CAN BE SO. AND LET ME TELL THEM THAT GOD IS GOD AND CAN TURN UPSIDE DOWN ALL YOUR CRUELTY. TODAY YOU ARE HAPPY BUT COME TOMORROW ALL OF YOU SHALL RUN AWAY. MWANAWASA WAS APPOINTED BY CHILUBA AND WE SAW HOW SOME OF YOU SCAMP OUT OF ZAMBIA LIKE RATS. IT COULD BE HH OR SOME ONE ELSE AND WE SHALL SEE HOW YOU SHALL BE.

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  14. Quite absurd to say the least.So this stupid PF puts politics above human rights ,due process and respect for rule of law ?

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  15. A List of paid agents for racists is growing. A Weston Zambara (Malawian?) today featured on eNCA attacking Zambia as turning into a dictatorship. Zambara who works for Institute of Justice and Reconcialiation cited Catholic Bishops and establishment of Commission on violence as his grounds for attacking President Lungu. I am sure even the lady (Cathy Mhlahlana) who interviewed him was left shocked with Zambara’s intellectual deficiency on the political climate prevailing in Zambia. Too many jackals are being bred in South Africa.

    What really itches western imperialists is Zambia’s role in the liberation of South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Their live project is to cause havoc in the mineral rich South Africa and Zambia.

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  16. @spaka like lilo:where have you seen me admiting that president Edgar Lungu is using the police or judiciary to oppress opposition leaders?
    Is HH the only opposition leader in Zambia?if HH didnt commit a crime in Mongu,do you think the police would have arredted him?WHY CANT YOU FOR ONCE USE YOUR BRAIN TO THINK?TRIBALISM WILL KILL YOU!!
    in life one has to be objective and not supporting blindly.HH WAS 100% WRONG IN MONGU.IF IT WAS DURING KK OR FTJ CHILUBA’S ERA,HE COULD BEEN BURIED IN BWEENGWA BY NOW!!!UPND SHOULD BE THANKING ECL FOR HIS KINDNESS!!
    there are no shortcuts for law breakers.only courts shall free or convict HH!!FOR NOW HE IS STILL INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY BY OUR COURTS!!
    Take note;President Edgar Lungu cannot persecute HH because he has already won elections and had…

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    • By admitting lungu stops people visiting HH you are admitting he uses police, prisons and courts….

      And if Zambia is a land of laws as you claim why is kiezer Zulu not charged with assaulting a police women at the stadium ?

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  17. Continue…
    and he had beaten HH twice in 18 months.so whether HH is freed or jailed,ECL shall lose nothing because he will remain Zambian president until 2021 or even beyond if voted again by majority Zambians!!
    For HH’s mongu saga “malibu yakuilembola”.
    If he avoided that and controlled is bantustan cadres in mongu,he could have celebrated his 55th birthday at his chalala home today.but he enjoyed them chanting “forward forward forward while also insulting the elected Zambian President on official duty in mongu,”hence being kept behind bars today waiting for the courts to guide us all!!MANY ZAMBIANS HAVE HEARD THAT “FORWARD FORWARD” SLOGAN SINCE 1998 MINUS RESULTING INTO ANYTHING!!!how can one be moving “forward forward since 1998 without reaching the final destination-state…

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  18. Sunday Chanda even lost an adoption primary election in his home village in Mpika. So he is not popular anywhere. He got that full time job in PF out of sympathy. He would be jobless.

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  19. Just a short while ago, the PF stated that it had nothing to do with HH’s arrest. It was between him and the criminal justice system – not to mention the ‘independent’ judgement of the police. So why would the party be concerned with who visits him? How many times do we have to show and explain to all and sundry in Zambia that we have the worst clueless animal of a so-called party in government and it is not good for anyone?

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    • @Mwamba:
      I don’t know when last you went to Zambia if you are not one of those Zambian’s that can’t even visit Zambia because of their Visa over stay overseas….I will educate you for free: things are bad the so called procedures you mentioned only apply to the uneducated PF thugs and their families so please re visit your statement again…I don’t support any political party in Zambia but I am concerned about my Family and I have eyes to see that something is seriously wrong….I would rather go back to the UNIP days in exchange with this madness….

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  20. @njimbu
    U must be a very intelligent person. I like the way you analyse issues. U make very constructive comments which are educative and unifying.

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  21. Dictators trying to justify theselves. Zambians are in dare need of a better economy and better government policies. We are sick and tired of a non functional government of PF. Fuel price is very high. Electricity tariffs are extremely high. Essential commodities are selling at very high prices. There are just too many forms of tax payment which Zambians are subjected to under president Lungu’s leadership. For sure things are not alright in our country. As Zambians we all ought to stand up and join hands to condemn this cruel government.

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  22. Since when has it become a crime to visit someone in prison??? When people say PF is led by a dictator, this is what they mean.. Sad truth

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  23. Pa zed bululu, use politics n tick. Some cheer while others are getting belly full. On which side are you?

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  24. mwenya musenge was advised by the party structures and ECL not to stand but he defied them all. he lost to an inependent and has become very bitter. visiting HH is not bad but should not be done in bad faith; dont make political mileage out of incarceration of my HH. ibwelenimo ba MM stables; read the mood properly

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  25. Ba pf it will backfire on you guys. All the evil you are doing it won’t be long before God turns the tables. Vakulola vye.

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  26. @26 (Lusaka) visiting has never been a crime to any institution but one should follow that instruction’s laid down procedure for that institution e.g hospitals there is a time table what time to visit if one is late you are sent away, banks there is to doors in and out, in some offices one has got to make an appointment to see the boss including HH’s home where even Mr. can’t go without making an appointment with HH, examples are too numerous to mention. So what is wrong for Mr. Musenge to follow procedure of the correctional is it because it is about HH that is why all of are making so much noise? Give us a break, a jail cannot be a jail if criminals can be visited anyhow.

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  27. Let Musenge visit hh because it wont make change on the Cooper Belt in terms of PF membership. BA Musenge kuwayawafye. Big looser

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  28. some of these phds and doctorates from primary schools are a problem. mr musenge is beeing punished for his clear senses . in pf every one is an enemy if he/she does not see anything wrong in upnd. foolishness indeed .

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  29. Sunday Chanda the 2011 MMD parliamentary candidate for Kanchibiya, who supported Felix Mutati over Nevers Mumba for the MMD presidency in 2012 and who at one point supported UPND and Hichilema through his defunct civil society organization when he could not get the political position he was craving for from Sata. Sunday Chanda the man who joined PF in 2014 when it became clear that Edgar Lungu was favoured to take over. Now this same Chanda is insulting and calling real PF members to leave the party, no wonder people are saying MMD has taken over PF. Cry my beloved PF

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