Speaker Matibini is the wrong person to ask the 48 UPND MPs to resign

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President Edgar Lungu chats with Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini(right) First Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Namugala and Newly appointed second Speaker of the National Assembly Mwemba Malama during swearing in Ceremony
President Edgar Lungu chats with Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini(right) First Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Namugala and Newly appointed second Speaker of the National Assembly Mwemba Malama during swearing in Ceremony

Kalomo Central Member of Parliament Harry Kamboni has said the Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini is a wrong person to ask the suspended 48 UPND MPs to resign on moral grounds for not recognizing Edgar Lungu as he failed to do so when he breached constitutional requirement during the Presidential petition.

Kamboni said Matibini failed to resign on moral grounds when he cowardly failed to protect the constitution and take up the instruments of power during the Presidential petition.

Commenting on their suspension from the national assembly by speaker Patrick Matibini, Kalomo lawmaker said it was unfortunately that glorifying injustice has become fashionable in Zambia and vowed to never recognize Edgar Lungu as Republican President because that is the position of the UPND and its millions of supporters across the country.

Zambians are tired of the current trends in Zambia

He added that only after the Presidential petition is conclusively heard, that is when he will and other lawmakers recognize Edgar Lungu as the duly elected head of state and Kamboni stated that he has a duty and allegiance to the people of kalomo that elected him, adding that he is not nominated Member of Parliament.

And the UPND lawmaker has since warned home affairs minister Stephen Kampyongo against getting greedy with power, affirming that during the 30 days suspension he will spend time explaining to his electorates the dehumanizing conditions under which President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA is being kept under at Mukobeko as well as the tribulations of the ruling patriotic Front (PF).

The Kalomo Central legislator was however quick to state that Zambians are tired of the current trends in Zambia, a country deemed as a democratic country.

“Matibini is a wrong person to ask the suspended 48 UPND MPs to resign on moral grounds for not recognizing Edgar Lungu as he failed to do so when he breached constitutional requirement during the Presidential petition” Kamboni said

79 COMMENTS

  1. +19
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    That is why UPND is going nowhere! MPs of this caliber are killing it. HH is wrong. Following him around makes you wrong as well

    • +22
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      When you hear of a name called Kamboni. You know nonsense can come out of him.

      The speaker has the backing of the nations.

      Declare those seats vacant and all we ask for is a bye- election.

      That’s right I got the word right this time. Election

      I hold a PhD

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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      How can a god be dehumanised? Kaponya (HH) is a god and a prophet as far as UPND is concerned.
      (HH) is above Lungu the President. HH is above all the Zambians who voted in 2016. HH is above the international community and church mother bodies.
      He cannot be dehumanised, he’s a ‘god’ and by that I mean he’s a dog.
      An animal cannot be dehumanised

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      @ Kudos

      What is the name of that “chosen”, “anointed”, “visionary” and convicted embezzler that you are worshiping?

    • +6
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      These UPND MP’s are very wrong people in public office.
      When are they going to stop politicking and start working? We are tired of this nonsese, always appearing in news for wrong reasons, worse still they seem to be enjoying being on the wrong side of the law.

      Do you have enough problems in your respective constituencies to waste time on useless debates? When are you going to bring development to your people who voted for you?

      Am very annoyed with these crooks – may HH be used as a show case to all, even Mwaliteta.

    • +18
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      Matibini is a compromised speaker … he failed to deal with Dorah Siliya’s ‘up yours’ gesture in parliament, and now wants to have prosecuted a private citizen for disparaging remarks because he is HH. He failed to take over the instruments when the constitution clearly stated he should, and now he wants to use some non-existent rule to suspend the MPs because they elected to stay away from parliament and all because they are UPND – morally he should already have resigned.

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      At any time of the day, there was constitutional breach by Matibini when he did not assume the presidency immediately the presidential election petition kicked in AS PER THE CONSITITUTION. He breaches the constitution, and he does not see that but sees the breaches of others. What a country, unbelievable.

    • +8
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      Birima waawa. The wise Harry Kamboni has summarized PF failures and projected the down fall of unitary Zambia. Just wait.

    • +6
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      Ba Harry Kamboni go and read the constitution again. You miss understand it.. I did also at first but somebody helped me understand.

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      This UPND MP is a law-maker, nut dies not understand law.

      There was not law in any way requiring speaker of the National Assembly to take up power during the last failed and wasted expired petition.

      The petition followed run-one where handing over of presidency to the speaker doesn’t apply.

      The handing over of power to the speaker applies only if the petition comes following run-two, i.e second round of vote.

      It is very embarrassing when law-makers exhibit no clue of the law.

      So, you UPND suspended MP – please don’t learn law from street boys, following any hearsay from call boys.

    • +2
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      Very POOLY written article. Poor English, Poor organization of thought, and just bad!!!!

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      If MPs who enacted the Constitution fail to understand Articles therein, then how does one expect an ordinary citizen to do so; It is very clear in the Constitution that provision for the Speaker to take over the “Instruments of Power” are only applicable if there is a petition at the second ballot (re-run). There are two separate Petition Articles in the Constitution; One under Article 101 ie Sub-Article (4) for the 1st Ballot and under Article 103 ie Sub-Article (1) for an Election re-run. So what is so difficult for the UPND, its lawyers including its MPs to read and understand these straight forward Articles? OR are they deliberately causing confusion in order to cause anarchy in the country. LAZ understands these Articles very well, the reason why they have kept quiet on this…

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      Matimbi should be the one to resign for carrying out the functions of the executive, president, by directing IG.

  2. +5
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    Iwe just go back and explain to your electorate why you misbehaved in parliament. It is you and your misguided friends who should resign. Matibini was very right. For now:
    No Salary
    No cheap beer at parliamentary motel.
    No prosititutes at parliamentary motel.

    • +2
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      Do you think your No… bothers them? Where on earth have you ever seen a speaker asking people to resign? Only courts of law can declare seats vacant not the speaker bwana

  3. +5
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    And so MP Komboni thinks it’s his small god rotting in Mukobeko who should ask him to resign?
    Hang Him / #BeheadHH

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    i am waiting for Mrs mutita HH to confrm what politicians are alleging over the inhuman conditions our HH is being exposed to. otherwise politicians use bitterness and vengeance on serious national issues at the expense of reality and truth. Mutinta is more prudent and truthworth. Mama , worry not everything shall be fine, keep on praying and encouraging your hubby and the whole family. dont be swayed by some politicians, its you and your family who are trully hurt. others its political exepdiency only, tomorow they can start insulting and teasing you when you differ on a small issue. LOOK TO GOD ONLY!!

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    “affirming that during the 30 days suspension he will spend time explaining to his electorates the dehumanizing conditions under which President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA is being kept under at Mukobeko”

    How can the mighty, rich, elitist (HH) be dehumanised when he is a ‘god’ in your small UPND minds?

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      When savages rule a country, elitist people like HH are dehumanised. HH will remain UPND “GOD” because he has shown the world how to conquer poverty brought by PF to people in UPND strong holds. In other strong holds, poverty is a way of life. Why did GOD mix these people?

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    I agree with the MP, Matibini is not a neutral person because he is controlled by PF. Lungu is not my president either, he is the president for PF.

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      He thought he was untouchable.Everything has limits.He was not mature enough with his dealings and was overcrowded with emotions.The PF saw this and realised that he was slowly losing site of the main target.So he simply fell into there snare. The people i blame the most are his advisors,i strongly feel he could have devised a better strategy.Because he is slowly losing relevance in the political arena.Who ever will punish the
      PF for there misdeeds may not even be HH.Such is the Irony of life!!! Only time will tell though.

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    fuseki! all of you condemning upnd when you know that true that this id1otic lungu is just persecuting his friend

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    A By-election can infact take place. When you have a group of fat cows and dunderhead MPs as these 48 are who have exhibited no interest in the authority of Parliament then the only logical thing to do is to declare those seats as abandoned and have By-elections. This is a decision the Speaker can make so those fake 48 fat cow dunderhead Mps should be thankful with the minor reprimand they have received from the Speaker but if they feel otherwise let them all resign- we have By elections so that other serious parties such as Green and Rainbow can contest.

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      Do we have resources to waste on unfruitful by-elections? What’s the point of even contemplating holding by-elections in opposition stronghold which won’t change the status quo?

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    These MPs have no strategy. They should stop playing victim. Let them endure the suspension like adults.The incessant complaining shows that they didn’t think through what they were doing.If this is the case then,that is worrying for adult representatives.That is not a mature way of behaving.

    When you deliberately step on people’s toes you shouldnt complain when you get beaten up. You should actually be happy that you achieved your objective. Let them go back to their constituencies and restrategize since they still don’t recognize ECL. Their approach is actually not sustainable.How long will they continue protesting and complaining? For the next 5 years?

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    Leave those MPs and HH alone. Hatred and one sided justice have never sustained peace in any nation. What is peace if there are battles inside peoples hearts. The way things are going right now is not right. Some people will cry when the right time comes.

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    MPs split their time between working in Parliament itself, working in the constituency that elected them and working for their political party…

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    This UPND MP is a law-maker, nut dies not understand law.

    There was not law in any way requiring speaker of the National Assembly to take up power during the last failed and wasted expired petition.

    The petition followed run-one where handing over of presidency to the speaker doesn’t apply.

    The handing over of power to the speaker applies only if the petition comes following run-two, i.e second round of vote.

    It is very embarrassing when law-makers exhibit no clue of the law.

    So, you UPND suspended MP – please don’t learn law from street boys, following any hearsay from call boys.

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    Parliament has four primary functions: legislation (making laws), representation (acting on behalf of voters and citizens), scrutiny (examining the government), and formation of a government.

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    PF Bloggers should just answer the Question. Did Matibini resign as Speaker of Parliament to take up the Post of Acting President of Zambia during the Petition Hearing or not as required by the Constitution? Lungu refused to resign as Incumbent President and the Speaker did not resign either. Both Lungu and Matibini abrogated the Zambian Constitution and therefore committed Treason. Matibini is the wrong person to tell the MPs to resign. There is No law which requires UPND MPs to resign or recognize Lungu as Legitimate President. UPND has Petitioned the Election of Lungu and as such until the Petition is heard in Court and Lungu is declared Winner and duly elected President there is nothing to recognize. HH, GBM and UPND cannot recognize illegality.Period.

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      @Chanda: IN YOUR POST @ 16 YOU HAVE SAID “during the Petition Hearing”. BUT YOU HAVE ALSO SAID “until the Petition is heard”. SO MY QUESTION IS, WAS THE PETITION HEARD OR IT WAS NOT HEARD?
      IF IT WAS HEARD, THEN THERE WAS NO TANGIBLE ARGUMENT IN IT TO WARRANT THE SPEAKER TO RESIGN ON FALSE ALLEGATIONS.
      IF IT WAS NOT HEARD , AGAIN IT MEANS THERE WAS NOTHING SAID, THERE WAS NOTHING TO HEAR AND THERE WAS NO PETITION AND THEREFORE THERE WAS NO REASON FOR THE SPEAKER TO RESIGN WHEN THERE WAS NO PETITION.

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    Decisions that have no goals or objectives… just meant to show who is boss, are dangerous for a country. Playing chicken and monkey games at national level is quite dangerous. You suspend them for 30 days, so what? Then what? is that what’s going to force them to recognise the tinpot dictator who stole elections in broad daylight? One thing is for sure… this country will never be the same.

    What Lungu is doing from a neutral point of view is downright dictatorship. Most people supporting his autocratic tendencies are doing so merely on tribal and/or partisan grounds. The onus is on Lungu to prove that he was legitimately elected, not forcing people to recognise him.

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    The speaker overreached his authority when he asked the MPs to resign .On what basis or authority was he advancing his plea? Who sent Him? Electorates in whole 48 constituencies? Surely , nowhere in the Parliament rule book does it state that the Speaker can ask an MP to resign.
    To say the speaker acted emotionally is not an understatement. The man was charged…
    May I ask him to go back to High Court Bench. Politics is hard for him with the carderism in the National Assembly.
    If calling President a cadre is not a crime, how about calling the speaker a cadre? in what context did the speaker mean when he felt slighted by the word ‘ cadre’?
    Speaker , is aware that you must not come before court of law with emotions?

  17. +1
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    Too many constitutions in Zambia. A Boy Scout organisation is better run than this sh!t hole.

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    Zambians must wake up and start seeing beyond the fight for vain glories between PF and UPND! Both are not clean. No intra party democracy like we had with the now defunct MMD. What we should get worried with is the adverse effect this fight is having on our economy and the citizenry modus Vivendi! The standard of living for our people has received quite a beating! No one is spared except those who are feathering their off shore accounts with ill-gotten moneys! The HH fight which has been given undue attention is a diversion strategy. In Bemba they say ichikupempula echikulya. PF is the one pempulaling us but deep down, they are looting big time the way they ransacked Post Newspaper assets. Sad! We need to work up as a people and put our tribal differences aside and check our current…

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    We need to work up as a people and put our tribal differences and check our current leaders for who they are – misleaders!

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      …when Mazoka was in opposition, he kept FTJ and Levy on their toes?? When Sata was in opposition, he kept Levy and RB on their toes?? Whose fault is it that the current opposition have failed to keep PF on their toes with their sub-standard modus operandi??? It is the opposition, in particular upnd, that has failed the people. I am impressed with what Elias Chipimo is working on, though, TPG?? If Zambia didn’t have PF, MMD would still be in power. It was the political genius of one Michael Chilufya Sata that inspired majority Zambians to give MMD the red card and change government. Right now the antagonistic, tribal and bitter political style of upnd has failed to inspire voters and give them an option; I see PF sticking around for a long time, not that they are the best, but the…

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      Totally agree with you ZC. Sadly, even NAREP lacks democratic credentials – no convention since inception. Fortunately, we still have an option of a third movement which can draw the good from the current groupings that can work towards building a better Zambia free from the inhibition of the current political rodomontades!

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    As I alluded earlier, these are STRONG indications that upnd has NO STRATEGY. THEY HAVE RUN OUT OF IDEAS. Just bearly yesterday, its spokesman was trying to convince its supporters that the ConCourt does not recognise ECL, what rubbish is that??? One blogger said it too: UPND DIED WITH MAZOKA!!!!!

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    Are these tonga mps educated or not?the law is clear,if ECZ do not declare a winner after an election and there is no current president in office,the speaker may act as president when the petition is being heard within 14 days.now in upnd’s case in 2016,ECZ had already declared Edgar Lungu as president,plus he was already a president in office who was going to continue after winning.SO HOW COULD HAVE THE SPEAKER TAKEN UP POWER FROM A WINNER?plus,upnd’s failed petition can only be heard if the constitution is amended(remove 14 days time frame by mps).IS THIS DONE YET?NO.CAN UPND ACHIEVE THIS IN PARLIAMENT DOMINATED BY PRO PF MPS?NO!!KEKEKEKEKEKEKE UPND SOUNDS VERY SILLY!!
    Go and explain to your people in dundumwezi as that wont add or subtract any votes from PF because tongas only vote…

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    Continue…
    Because tongas only vote for upnd and even in 2021 they will do so.
    UPND IS NOT GOOD FOR OUR DEMOCRACY.THESE BITTER AND TRIBAL CREATURES IN UPND MUST BE SUSPENDED FROM OUR POLITICS!!IF NOT TIMED,UPND SHALL SET ZAMBIA ON FIRE ONE DAY(GOD FORBID)!!
    PLEASE ZAMBIANS ESPECIALLY IN 6.5 PROVINCES NEVER VOTE FOR UPND IN 2021 AND BEYOND.LET THIS PARTY DIE FROM ITS OWN TRIBALISM!!

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      Please stop using crap here! Do you always talk about tribes? Do you even work? Zambia is backwards because of people like you. Instead of looking at the ability of your fellow Zambians, you look at tribes. People may differ in terms of political affiliations, but they are still Zambians at the end of the day. It does not mean one group has become an enemy. Your language demonstrates lack of thinking and tolerance. With kind of reasoning, you may even kill others.

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    If it walks like a Party Cadre, but denies it,
    And quacks like a Party Cadre, but he denies it,
    Then it is a Party Cadre in denial. Plain and simple.

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    @16- Chanda – Lungu did not refuse to step down neither did the Speaker fail to take up the presidency – first reason read (14) Advice comment, second you are free to read the all constitution it is free if you fail to understand it seek help from any learned man but not UPND lawyers they are equally like you. It seems we have two constitutions one for Zambians and the other for UPND. You guys what sort of people are you? Sure you have failed to understand the constitution as you keep on repeating the same things over and over it is irritating, even the lawmakers can’t construe the constitution what about the electorates who is going to interpret it for them.

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      batata,this will only come to an end once the petition is heard and closed no matter how hard you try to conceal the election theft.The TRUTH shall always win.God is watching.Amen.

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    @16 robmwale – so that the electorate can usher in responsible law makers to serve them rather than those morons who don’t know why they were voted for.

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    Is this the caliber of MPs that the UPNDogs have in their ranks? They are the reason their leader HH is in Mukobeko. For all I know, parliament can not open if the president does not open it…is this chap telling me that he has not been attending the sittings of parliament ever since he was elected as an MP? If he has been, then automatically he recognized that ECL is President. What he is telling us is that he does not eat Chicken but he eats the wings of the chicken!!! What a shame on the people who never want to accept that even the wings are coming from the same chicken he public says he does not eat….HOW??
    It makes me sad to read such thing on the internet, am only wishing it is just within Zambia other wise TWALASEBANA ku outside world with such brainless leader who we call law…

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    Sorrow is better than laughter. For by sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning , but the heart of fools is in the house of the mirth.
    Surely oppression make a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart .
    Truly this are the last days…. How can a person enjoy insulting?
    Remember the story of the Good Samaritan. The man who was attacked by robbers. The Priest and Levite ignored him.
    Today , we need help because sin attack us everyday. No one can claim to be righteous. Bloggers glorify LUNGU and HH more than GOD.
    HH and LUNGU need JESUS in their lives and so is everyone.
    Bloggers examine yourselves if you are the Priest, levite or Good Samaritan as you make your comments against HH or LUNGU.

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    The best way to go is to ban UPND as a Political Party. Just to borrow my beloved Late President’s words, Dr. LPM (SC) – MHSRIP; He said, it is dangerous to know abit of Law than it is not to know anything about Law. Colleagues in UPND are busy tearing apart a Law that is very clear in terms of Speaker assuming power. I thought the constitution says the Incumbent shall surrender power to the Speaker whenever there is a Presidential Petition for the second ballot. But for the time in reference, it was not the second ballot but the first ballot. Are our colleagues obsessed with continuous loses. Unfortunately, with elections, you can not doctor the votes as it may have been easier to doctor the pricing of assets during Privatisation. The Speaker is more learned than those frustrated souls…

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    @ Mulenga, you need to repent and be delivered from your deep bitterness and rage and anger. may the Lord JESUS CHRIST really help; otherwise i fear for you dear. i can see what you cant see even if you climbed a tall cedar of lebanon

  30. vote

    Kamboni shut up. Empty head. I wish mutanga was here all this nosense was not going to happen. Your crop of mps is a disgrace to southern province and the country at large. You started this type of politics and you reaping it.you new mps this is your seed of politics. Leave politics to real politicians. Step aside and let real man and women work for the good of this nation. We want development not politics of upnd of hurt, name calling and back ward Ness. Why are you in parliament and not recognising the president of zambia. What are you doing in parliament. Upnd mps are responsible for HH ‘ s condition because they are the advocate of doom.

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    The whole saga is about stolen money from the Eurobond and other funds. All these PF supporters are supporting the current rot because they benefited from the Eurobond money. The idea of kicking out the UPND Mps is to ensure that they change the constitution to lock themselves into power for more generations to secure their illegally gotten loot. Lungu is a real crook and he is leading a gnag of crooks. One only has to see where they are coming from. They are the low-lifers, criminals and openly thugs.

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    Well, we the people add our voice to that. RESIGN PLEASE. UPND is a Protest Group not a Political Part in our Democratic system. They are generally unhappy about their Tribal Origins, and their position in Zambian society and their economic power and influence within it. But so are ALL OF US. It does not add up to Zambia being in Turmoil. If they believe Zambia needs to go back to elections, why are the UPND MP’s refusing to Resign? We can get a rerun of their seats.

  33. vote

    Matibini is right. If you boycott the President of a country speaking and your leader does not recognize him, what should the Speaker do? In America they say, “Pinheads!”

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