President Lungu at Mbala for the umutomolo Mambwe Lungu Tradition Ceremony
President Lungu at Mbala for the umutomolo Mambwe Lungu Tradition Ceremony

President Edgar Lungu says he recognizes the important role of traditional ceremonies in unifying the country and fostering national development.

The President says he is particularly happy that he is the first siting president to grace this year’s Mutomolo ceremony of the Mambwe and Lungu speaking people in Mbala and Mpulungu districts respectively, in Northern Province.

He said he wished that he would attend all the traditional ceremonies in the country but since he cannot split himself into two he has always delegated the function to cabinet ministers to represent him.

Mr Lungu also said he wondered why some people have chosen to recognize his vice president and cabinet ministers without recognizing him as a head of state.

He reiterated that he is the only Head of State Adding that there cannot be ministers without him as a Republican President.

And the Mambwe Lungu cultural association has called for investment in the agricultural and tourism sectors in Mbala and Mpulungu districts , respectively.

Association chairperson ,Amos Simutowe says the two areas are endowed with both historical and natural sites which can significantly contribute to national development once exploited.

Mr. Simutowe said Mpulungu plays host to the second deepest lake in the world including natural forests for tourism and agricultural development.

Mr. Simutowe also said during the ceremony that in addition Mbala has a number of natural endowments for the development of the tourism sector such as the Nsunzu mountain which is a highest physical feature in Africa.

Others are the Kalambo falls and the motomoto museum which he said are an important historical and natural heritage sites for the growth of the tourism sector.

And the Mambwe Lungu royal establishment has pledged to support President Edgar Lungu and his style of administration.

Speaking through a representative Nimrod Siluyele, the Mambwe Lungu royal establishment said it will fully the policies of the government of the day.

It has also thanked Government for embarking on a number of development projects in Mpulungu and Mbala districts.

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  1. “Nsunzu mountain which is a highest physical feature in Africa.” i need a refund from my geography teacher

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    • Recognition or no recognition, truth is all that matters. The truth is democracy was compromised.

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    • Even wives accept their children but not husband. Most drunk men force themselves upon wife and children, even in-laws refuse to accept bride price.

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    • The recognition obsession is clearly now a nightmare. It was not necessary to draw this comparison. It goes without saying that Ministers are appointed by a recognised president. If the president is not recognised, how can he even be in a position to appoint anyone? The rest follows from there.

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    • The truth is HH is devil worshipper who has brainwashed his followers to have selective recognition. Devil is a liar!

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    • @Nostradamus
      Hashanah ! most PF members know Sata as their father not, this ‘uncle’ who inherited Sata’s house ! Please don’t force people to called uncle father,,,,

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    • It should be written in the constitution.

      If you don’t recognise the president – you are arrested.

      Thanks

      Bb2014,2016

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    • It is the highest point in Africa yes!!! If you take it in the context that excludes any point higher than the said mountain. I hope that answers your confusion.

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    • @Ndobo explained even clearer, I think even the least slow person has changed their respect.

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    • Recognition is like TRUSTWORTHINESS, it’s gained and NOT imposed.
      If PF and ECL claim they won 6.5 and are comfortable why are they concerned with recognition?

      Something must be wrong here, why this obsession with power and recognition?

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    • Not everyone will accept you ,secret ku performer.

      Mwanawasa never cried for recognition despite only winning by 29 percent in his first term.

      L.P.M was a simple majority president , you are a 50 plus 1 president.

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    • lungu is NOT fit to be president.

      Please visit to SAVIOUR CHISHIMBA’S FACEBOOK page to see photos of lungu’s properties built using plundered money.

      lungu’s theft makes FTJ look like an angel

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    • Kikikiki…. Your question is very sweet Mr Edgar Chagwa LUNGU. The short answer to your question is that some of your Ministers were duly elected by the people in the 11th August, 2016 elections and the people have nothing against them (Ministers). However, your case is different in that your election results in the same election mentioned above was disputed and is still being disputed hence the UPND petition which you refused to hear in the ConCourt. The earlier you allow the UPND Petition to be heard, the earlier your recognition will come from the UPND or the earlier the Presidential Re-run will come to decide the ultimate winner. ALLOW THE UPND PETITION!

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    • Lungu doesn’t need to be recognised by people who did not vote for him. He can just have them arrested for treason and sentenced to death.

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    • Nawo a Purezidenti ovensana nsoni. Is that the right forum to moan about recognition?

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    • Funny how a bunch of dull bloggers shall focus on the President “crying” for recognition, and none is questioning the silliness of a group of people that are recognizing the VP and Ministers in his government. The President has challenged you to assess your souls.

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    • At one Nation you should be more concerned with the one yielding power and the state of his faculties Bena HH and friends are secondary

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  2. Lungu because you lost the election but we understand those ministers need to feed their families. Lungu I hope you you have told mutati to put aside money in budget for your funeral next year

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  3. And this lungu guy is an ISIS moslem sympathiser. Just look at the outfit he has on. This explains why he sent those PF thugs to clance’s funeral. I had to be evacuated from the funeral thanks to the UPND security. I managed to punch one pf thug and I hope he dies of brain damage

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  4. Lungu is very guilty. He has spoken about this matter more anything since he lost elections last. He is not sleeping or enjoying the presidency. His conscious can only be peaceful if and when HH recognizes him. Ultimately, HH also wants to recognize Lungu after the hearing and determination of the petition. ITS A STALEMATE! !

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  5. Oh my God what a name – Nimrod Silunyele. In the Bible, Nimrod slept with his mother and can be referred to as a PF Mother fcker which is afittying name to Lungu and his friends cos they are truly bunches of mother fckers Nimrods!

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  6. When did he go to Mbala? I thought after Uganda it was the copperbelt? I am even losing track of his escapades. Lungu’s travels must by now eclipse those of all historic and current explorers combined. Only HE is not bringing back any gold to the nation.

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  7. UPND try to be smart when in fact their actions are very fo0lish.upnd always want to twist things to suit “cuundu caitwa chairman” kaili #1 HH!!how can a normal person seat in parliament and get paid when parliament seatings are there because the president is in state house?how can one recognize the Veep who won together with the president but reject the latter?who can win the presidency in Zambia after losing in 6.5 provinces which include copperbelt and Lsk?QUESTIONS FOR UPND ARE ENDLESS!!indeed upnd is led by an U5 politician as their way of reasoning is WEIRD!!
    TRUE ECL JUST FOCUS ON DEVELOPING MOTHER ZAMBIA!!IGNORE DUNDUMWEZI PARTY FOLLOWERS WHO SHALL NEVER APPRECIATE ANYTHING YOU DO AS TRIBALISM HAS BLINDED THEM IN UPND!!FOR THEM,ITS ONLY HH WHO HAS ANSWERS TO ALL ZAMBIA’S…

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    • @jimbu, you win by winning the popular vote not by the number of provinces. That means, if you lose by a narrow margin in two or three provinces and win by a huge margin in two or three provinces, you could still win the popular vote. That is not rocket science.

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  8. Continue……
    FOR THEM,ITS ONLY HH WHO HAS ANSWERS TO ALL ZAMBIA’S PROBLEMS-VERY AMAZING!!!
    VOTE ECL 2021!!!4

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    • Njimbu – Actually, it was only yesterday a Chief in Southern Province said that they will not hold traditional ceremonies because they do not want to have to invite the President – so why shouldn’t the President talk about the silliness of recognizing members of his govt appointed by him but refuse to recognize him. That is just dull. Ba jay jay – a suspected robber has not moral right to be pointing fingers at others as suspected thieves. Remove the speck in your eye.

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  9. Akanwa akamulandu kalabwabwata sana – a guilty man’s mouth never ceases to speak and in the end gives away all clues. It is clear that Chagwa has a recognition problem. He did not get 50+1 and forced himself onto the presidency. If he truly won, he would not be bothered about recog things.You wonder if he is able to recognize himself when he stands in front of a mirror. In other words, he is saying he feels so incomplete without HH’s recognition. In the end, the only recognition you get is that of a clueless dictator!

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  10. Lungu u are not recognized becoz u have failed to prove that u were Democratically,Constitutionally and legally elected President. U have been blocking the Petition Hearing and until that Petition is heard in Court and u are declared Winner of the 2016 Election and duly elected President u will remain illegitimate. Forcing HH to recognize u as President by jailing him on Trumped Up Treason Charges will not work. HH,UPND and most Zambians cannot recognize a Vote Thief and Law Breaker as a Legitimate President. Release HH from Prison unconditionally and let the Petition be heard in Court. Period.

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    • Some of you, it can clearly be seen that you are just using some eastern name but is afraid to use your own name. Zulu and mwila, as you write just from the way you address President lungu. An easterner will either say President Lungu or ba Lungu. Lungu is a clan name, he names are Chagwa Edgar Lungu. A bemba will say uyuwine Lungu. If he is not happy with the president. The point am making is just use your names don’t hide in eastern names

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    • @perfect! to you its just about tribe no matter how f00lish a leader can be if he is your tribesmate you just have to show solidarity. you are a very dull creature. Why should i hide my name? give me a reason. Whatever Lungu does wrong you just have to support because he is from chipata(eastern). you are such an id1ot.

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    • Kaputo davis

      Correct. These are the same theives destroying zambia. Just because a theif is their tribes man means he is supported in stealing…….pathetic.

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  11. Kwena aba ba bwana is obsessed with recognition. Everyday ilyashi limo line! I think the fact that he never expected to one day be president is playing on his mind. He has a complex.

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    • No , it is a guilt complex.

      Why he does not sue UPND to accept him, as one who won an election would do, is laid bare for all to see.

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  12. Failure by upnd to recognize president Edgar will never help them in anyway as it simply make them look f00lish.today GBM was refering to ECL as president Edgar Lungu and many do so in upnd already.MAYBE UPND COULD HAVE FOCUSED ON ECZ TO PREVENT FUTURE RIGGINGS(IF IT REALLY HAPPENS) AS 2016 ELECTIONS ARE LONG GONE!!
    UPND’s chairman HH is today’s kaili # 1 moving back and forth of mukobeko and chimbokaila WHILE PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU ENJOYS THE CONFORT OF NKWAZI HOUSE!!!SO WHO IS A LOSER BETWEEN ECL AND HH?answer yourselves in upnd!!

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  13. I am glad that today all Zambians know the UPNDonkeys very well. We have done our part to expose them yes, but they have really done the larger part of the work to prove that Zambia indeed does have Donkeys pretending to be opposition just to try to give themselves a human face.

    “Petition” is dead, tell them to chant

    HEAR THE TREASON!

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  14. Let the petition be heard then you can sleep properly. Your muslim charater has been showing in the way you do things, only ISI forces people to become to join the caliphet. Look at him today dressing as he should, a Muslim Zambians should wake up.

    Mulechimona pakuti akaye ninshi mwanya!

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  15. Nsunzu mountain which is a highest physical feature in Africa.” i need a refund from my geography teacher me too my brother i have been searching the atlas it is not there and my conclusion is little knowledge being dangerous. to them they think its the highest mountain in africa when in the actual sense it is the highest in mbala only and not even in zambia he thinks mbala is africa and not part of africa. kkkkkkkkkkkkkk but a lungu awe mwandi. Does a father tell his children to recognize him as a father? no unless that father is a step father. but worse still if that step father grabbed their mother from their original father through adulterous means the kids will not accept him . So this father will always observe if every one recognizes him. the fear is that the forged or self…

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  16. Mushota the government sympathizer has agreed that there is nothing in the Constitution to say the president must be recognised. Read her post if you doubt me
    If ECL was not sworn in by the cief justice or the deputy chief justice as prescribed by the constitution and he swears in ministers are those “ministers ” really ministers at law as the plesident himself was technically not sworn in.

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  17. To be elected, selected, chosen or appointed as President, King, Chief,Head man, Minister, CEO or Manager, does not make one a Leader.
    Leadership is not given but earned through ones Knowledge, Leadership Skills and Appropriate Attitudes.
    Leadership is an Art of influencing Human Behavior; Leadership is working with and through People.
    Anyone in Leadership Position must fully understand the Core of Human Behavior.
    People’s needs are at the centre of their behavior and personality; Peoples needs give rise to their Values and Attitudes; Expectations determine the type of behavior of an individual or group of people, in reaction to the Leadership Style of the Leader.
    On the Leadership Continuum, people resent Tyranny and Despotic Leadership.It undermines human dignity and places others…

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  18. It’s because they didn’t come through the back. The PF caretake doesn’t know that the presidental case is still unresolved. As long as this case is not resolved people won’t recognise you.

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  19. Just from the paid kaponya bloggers on this forum, their fear of the petition should tell us some thing.

    How can a person and his supporters who won an election fear a petition so much

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  20. The usual PF resident bloggers are paid PF bloggers.

    Paid by PF to help counter and shape public opinion.

    Their fear as a group of the petition should tell us lungu is so scared of that petition that he would rather be called a theif and force HH to drop the petition, risk international orchestration then simply let the nation see he won in a court.

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  21. TIME TO BE HEARD WAS GIVEN. BUT TO OUR SURPRISE, THERE WAS NOTHING TO HEAR, APART FROM A STRING OF PRELIMINARIES WHICH THE COURT HELPED TO DISMISS. IF YOU HAVE EVIDENCE , YOU JUST LAY IT DOWN ON THE TABLE. THE FACT THAT THE CLEVER LAWYERS DECIDED TO CLING TO PRELIMINARIES SHOWS THAT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE TO TALK ABOUT.
    1.THAT SOMEONE VOTED 5 TIMES IN FULL VIEW OF UPND, PF, EU ETC MONITORS WAS A HOAX.
    2.THAT CHIVULA ENTERED THE ECZ DATA CENTRE AND STOLE VOTES FROM HH AND ADDED THEM TO ECL IS OUTRAGEOUS WHEN PF, UPND, ECZ, EU, CHURCH ETC AGENTS AND MONITORS HAVE NEVER SHOWN ANY DISPARITIES BETWEEN WHAT WAS COUNTED AT THE POLLING STATION AND WHAT WAS RELEASED BY ECZ.
    3. THAT MAUREEN MWANAWASA FOUND 14,000 OF HER VOTES THROWN IN A BIN IS NONSENSE AND RIDICULOUS.
    4. TALK OF SOME NON…

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    • Why do you guys fear the petition so much kanshi??.

      If lungu won, just let the courts show the nation. PF can even have a day off knowing safely their lungu won, but that is not the case is it ???

      The fear of the petition is becoming a joke…

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    4. TALK OF SOME NON EXISTENT CHITULIKA CONSTITUENCY IS JUST ANOTHER FLOUNDERING IN THE DARK.
    SO WHERE WERE THE VOTES STOLEN?
    AND DO YOU EVEN NEED 14 DAYS TO JUST STATE THOSE REASONS, IF THEY ARE EVEN REASONS AT ALL?

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    • Why do you guys fear the petition so much kanshi??.

      If lungu won, just let the courts show the nation. PF can even have a day off knowing safely their lungu won, but that is not the case is it ???

      The fear of the petition is becoming a joke.

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  23. NO ONE IS AFRAID OF HEARING THE PETITION NOW. EXCEPT THAT JUST AS THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION THAT FORCES ANYONE TO RECOGNISE A LEGITIMATELY ELECTED PRESIDENT, THERE IS ALSO NO CONSTITUTION PROVISION THAT ALLOWS HEARING A PETITION BEYOND 9 MONTHS.
    THEREFORE IN EITHER WAY, THE CONSTITUTION MUST BE RESPECTED.

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    • @ Chisenga

      Please spare us from your absolute 1mbecility. Interlocutory applications are INTEGRAL part of the Judicial process. Without them, there is no rule of law. Instead of blabbing on a subject which exceeds your mental capability, clean your pit latrine which is overflowing

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  24. The petition has died a natural deaf,not how loud you sing about it, it is gone.14 days is 14 days.upnd keep your evidence in bedrooms,we not interest in it but the development of our nation as his Excellency doing it,small body but big mutima, if upnd mps have a problem with zambia not having,why they in parliament and pledge allegency to ecl but not recognising him.hypocrites as typical of Tongas.

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  25. AND YOU DONT JUST WAKE UP FROM THE BLUES AND ASK FOR A RECOUNT OF VOTES. YOU MUST PRODUCE COMPELLING REASONS AND EVIDENCE THAT THE VOTES NEED TO BE RECOUNTED. IN ANY CASE WHAT WERE YOUR MONITORING AGENTS DOING AT THE POLLING STATIONS? IS IT THE FAULT OF ECL OR THE ECZ THAT YOU SENT MONITORS WHO DO NOT KNOW HOW TO COUNT? IF THEY ARE ABLE TO COUNT COWS, WHY SHOULD THEY FAIL TO COUNT PIECES OF PAPER?

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    • This fear of the petition is becoming a national desastor for PF…….14 days or 9 months or 2 years can not change the evidence if lungu won.

      As it is now becoming apparent , just like if a suspect rapist refuses a DNA test or a suspect shop lifter refuses to be searched, there is some thing to hide…..

      Lungu should be dragging UPND to court to force them to accept the results…..but he is running away from courts ……

      no no no there is some thing you guys are hiding..

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  26. The tragedy of the petition is that upnd helped insert the 14 day clause in the ammended constitution, who can forget that Mazoka was the first petitioner of elections in the modern era?? Sata didn’t go to court, he knew it was a waste of time. upnd was part of the NCC and TC. The truth is that upnd has below par political strategists who focused on the 50+1 clause after the 2015 elections. The petition issue is another poorly construed strategy by the same political failures to give hope to their supporters that hh can still go to state house if they apply enough pressure and ECL yields to it. Sadly they badly underestimated ECLs ability and popularity; Who can blame them?? ECL is a product of the political genius that was Michael Sata and the formidable political machinery he left in…

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    • Ati “…..ECL is a product of the political genius that was Michael Sata and the formidable political machinery he left in……”

      Hehehehehe that has made my day.
      By conservative estimates $10 billion in the red and running back to crawling begging the IMF for a bailout, ???

      You have unemployed masses stampeding when promised free food and unemployed youth roaming as copper theives invading mines ati genius

      Hehehehe ohohoh…very funny.

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    • Ofcourse he was a political genius: in 2001 in his first election, he won a parliamentary seat. In his first full election in 2006, he swiped Lusaka and C/Belt from under Mwanawasa’s feet and in 2011 he won the elections. Contrast that with hh: in his first full election he reduced upnd from 53 seats to 26 seats. In 2006, 2008 and 2011 he was only third. In 2015 and 2016 he lost twice to unknown newcomer (chosen by Sata himself!!) and was only second after the unfortunate demise of MMD due to the failed leadership of nevers mumba.

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    • Zambian citizen

      Stop flattering your self…..if lungu did not just spend $10 billion on development and use the whole GRZ illigally to campain for him , there is no way even rigging was going to work……it was going to be a white wash….but with rigging he only managed to add on 100,000 votes.

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    • @Spaka, chief donkey: hh has been on the campaign trail since 2006, why did 6 provinces vote for ECL after knowing him for only 3 months??? white wash??? 52 mps against 82 + 12 mps is a white wash??? your denial and bitterness has blinded you ability to even count. You have become blind to reality. I told you, prayer is the answer!!!

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    • Zambian citizen

      This is where we see rigging surfacing…..according to the discredited ECZ lungu won my 100,000 votes , that is same as 3 Lusaka townships , how does that equate to 6.5 provinces ? You mean the difference between 6.5 provinces and 3.5 is only 100,000 ???

      Most of PF MPs were campaigning illegally while illegally drawing a salary and using GRZ cars ?

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    • Zambian citizen

      Hehehe you are very funny. Sata a political genius hehehehe……that was the man who moved RDA to his bedroom at state house and installed a kaponya Willie nsanda as head who even died of shock at the amount of suit cases full of dollars he could steal and store at his house , the same SATA installed a convicted fraudster, lungu as home affairs minister ???

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  27. Why is recognition bothering ECL so much? Clearly Lungu stole the 2016 Election and the Petition which he refused to hear in Court is haunting him big time. Even though HH is languishing in Jail on Trumped Up Treason Charges Lungu is having sleepless nights. He sees HH’s shadow and having Nightmares. Lungu did not realise that stealing Election has dire consequences. The Economy without confidence,IMF Loan and Western Financial Assistance will collapse. Lungu rigged Elections but he can’t rig the Economy. Forcing HH to recognize him as President is futile. HH,UPND and progressive Zambians will Never recognize a Vote Thief and Law Breaker as a President of Zambia. Let Lungu stew in illegitimacy and ICC is calling.

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  28. @Mula. Since Lungu is clamouring for Recognition lets all Recognize him as a Muslim, Vote Thief, Law Breaker and an Economy wrecker. Lungu is a Sadist who doesn’t care about others. He is enjoying seeing an innocent HH being humiliated and suffering in pain in Jail. Lungu is persecuting HH for the sake of Political Power but God will punish him for committing crimes against humanity. Dictator Lungu can abuse State Machinery to brutalise HH and others but he will not be in Power forever. Lungu is living by the Sword and will die by the Sword.

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  29. Lungu claims he won the 2016 Election and garnered 50% + 1 votes. If this is true is that Not Recognition? What Recognition is Lungu looking for? All he needs is to show proof in Court that he won the Election outright. Why is Lungu refusing to Hear the Petition in Court? Becoz he knows he will be found guilty of having Stolen the Election and being in power illegally. Lungu is saying to the Nation: “Yes I stole the 2016 Elections and becoz I am already in State House people should recognize me as President in spite of the electoral theft”. Well HH,UPND and Progressive Zambians will not recognize a Vote Thief and Law Breaker as a Legitimate President.To be recognized as a Legitimate President Lungu needs to produce an Election DNA Test Certificate from the Court. Without that…

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  30. Theft is a criminal offence and thus ELECTION theft should not be accepted by any sane person. The call by some PF cadres that UPND should accept the result and move forward is preposterous. That will embolden PF election thieves to do again in future.

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  31. I don’t think there is any Zambian who would want to set vote stealing and rigging as a possibility and reality.

    We all want a voting process where the best man wins and the majority can confidently say our vote was heard and carried through.

    If there are any doughts let the courts clear that with the winner having nothing to fear if he won the elections.

    No this circus lungu is dragging the country through. Fearing to prove in courts that he won, as if 14 days will change the facts and numbers

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  32. Move on and concentrate on development! Who has been recognized by the whole nation? You can not force people to accept you or recognize you! Not even Jesus was recognized by everyone! Check on your self esteem, is it some kind of inferiority! if I were in your position I would choose to be quiet and do what is expected of me. Mr President if you are humble as we were made to believe….then show us your humility. Your attitude and life style will make you dignified other than that you will loose even the little respect people have for you as a president. Close this page and unify the Nation!

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  33. Hhhh recognition, so he knows he is forcing recognition.
    Even Mumbai P rosary knows.
    Even Kampyong S knows
    Even Maila D knows
    Even Kaiser Z knows
    Even Chandler A knows
    Even D Pulled knows tho blindfolded
    Even Lung ECZ knows tho in shadows
    Even P Isaak knows tho dead quiet!
    Even ………knows, they all knows the truth and struggling to keep heads up.

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