Harry Kalaba confers with President Lungu
Harry Kalaba confers with President Lungu
President Edgar Lungu is on Tuesday expected to travel to Swaziland on a 2-day state visit at the invitation of his counterpart King Mswati the third.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harry Kalaba says the invitation shows the confidence that other leaders in the region have in President Lungu.

Mr. Kalaba explained that the visit will also offer an opportunity for Zambia to integrate with other states in the region and revitalize relations with Swaziland.

He further says it is important for the Head of State to ensure relations continue growing between Zambia and Swaziland.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs was speaking to journalists in Lusaka.

And Swaziland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mgwagwa Gamedze says President Edgar Lungu’s visit to that country will promote bilateral relations between Zambia and Swaziland.

Mr. Gamedze says his country will continue working with Zambia on issues affecting the two countries.

He told ZNBC News in Manzini, Swaziland that whilst in that country President Lungu will tour a sugar plantation and a dairy farm.

He said President Lungu is passionate about agriculture hence the decision to visit projects in the agriculture sector.

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54 COMMENTS

    • Why Harry like to justify that “other countries accepts Lungu”? Is it because Edgar has too many problems?

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    • The Lazy Thing invoked Article 31 forgetting that he needs to be on the ground but oh no this is too much for Lazy!!

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    • At the expense of POOR Zambians ECL can afford these unnecessary international travels.

      God bless Zambia

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    • @Ichalo Lifupa…
      These are reckless empty tins who do not care about that already they have picked a round figure of $20 million to construct a new market without even knowing the cause of fire and they have also have another figure of $20m to build a new State House. That’s a total of $40m plucked from no where in just two weeks!!

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    • KK: I regret releasing Chiluba from detention.
      Chiluba: I regret picking Mwanawasa as my successor. He removed my legal immunity and prosecuted me.
      Mwanawasa: I regret that I didn’t live long enough to see through with my plans.
      RB: I regret not rigging with VJ.
      Sata: I regret that I picked Lungu who is behaving like RB kamwendo.
      HH: I regret being Tonga.

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    • A father who spends a lot of time in beer halls is loved by patrons but hated by his wife and children.
      Charity begins at home.

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    • @Nostradamus
      Harry will do anything Edgar tells him, ,, do you think Harry can handle 25 policemen outside his gate like CK

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    • President Lumgu is passionate about Agriculture? No no he’s passionate about receiving alliances as he travels within his restricted perimeters. This President don’t have it.

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    • “…..shows the confidence that other leaders in the region have in President Lungu.” does this song ring a bell? It is always sung in PF circles but something tells me that there is dented confidence within the PF party arising from Lungu’s legitimacy issues and the party managers at every opportunity will use such invitations to legitimize acceptance of Lungu among regional peers to help the presidential image amongst Zambians.

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    • This is a humble President listening to Kalaba very passionate about receiving allowances as he travels within the peremeters of his capacity as a leader without much to offer to the wider world.

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    • Let him travel more often …. I kind of prefer him outside the country, it creates the illusion that ….. (you can complete the sentence) hehehe Travel well Edgar kindly consider going for a medical checkup in RSA as well 🙂

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    • All that Kalaba does is send application after application for VASCO-DAGAMA/Malawian Dictator’s foreign trips.

      Only Dictatorships & enemies of democracy are accepting these applications. Democrats do not want to associate with the Evil Malawian Moslem Dictator.

      Mr Minister, foreign affairs is more than lungu’s trips which are a huge drain on our coffers.

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    • This Harry Kalaba boy is a big fool, why would he say or claim that the Invitation shows the confidence that other leaders in the region have in President Lungu? I don’t think so as its him and Lungu’s opinions. Facts are, LUNGU has failed a beautiful and peaceful country. He has turned in to Banana Republic. Approval rating is at 5%, from his wife, Ester, Kids, his Lungu family Members and some PF thieves. Very shameful.

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    • looks like the president is afraid of sleeping in the state house.why can’t he delegate certain things tours…

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  1. More money for allowances, in the meantime leaving the toxic situation building up in Zambia for Inonge Wina to tackle.

    What is Zambia’s trade balance with Swaziland? Clearly Inonge Wina could have tackled this one. State visits should be done with countries like Malawi, Zimbabwe, Dr Congo where we export upwards of $200 million+ in goods, and opening new trade routes with Nigeria and South Africa.

    But alas, when he gets back, he’ll commission the $10 million house of prayer at the expense of much needed agriculture projects that could provide jobs for many, ensure food security and provide needed revenue for the nation. What do we know anyway…

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    • It is better for Lungu to discuss in-fights in PF before going anywhere.
      Lungu will miss fight between Kamba vs Kambwili.

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    • $10 million for a silly warehouse instead building libraries for our children to acquire knowledge!!

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  2. Swaziland is the current Chairman of SADC. Will Lungu justify the declaration of SOE and continued persecution of HH in Jail? The perception the World over is that Lungu declared SOE in order to persecute HH,UPND and all those opposed to Lungu’s newly found Dictatorship. HH and 5 co-accused are innocent and Never carried out overt activities to forcefully overthrow the Zambian govt. Lungu declared SOE to further stifle human rights and persecute HH,UPND and all those opposed to Sadist Lungu’s Dictatorship. Maybe SADC is waking up from Deep Slumber to address the Zambian 2016 Disputed and Petitioned Election. Without Hearing the Petition there wont be any peace in Zambia and Lungu will remain illegitimate.

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    • Ba Mwansa: THAT IS WISHFUL THINKING. WHEN YOU DEFECATE IN YOUR OWN HOUSE THEN YOU GO ROUND TELLING ALL YOUR NEIGHBOURS THAT “THE HEAD OF THAT HOUSE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FECAL MATER STINKING INSIDE” THEN YOU ARE UNWISE. THE SADC YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT WAS HERE TO MONITOR THOSE ELECTIONS. SADC IS AWARE THAT THERE IS A TRIBAL GROUPING IN ZAMBIA THAT WAS DEFEATED LAST ELECTIONS WHICH HAS GONE VIRAL TRYING TO DENT THE IMAGE OF ITS OWN COUNTRY BY MAKING FALSE CLAIMS .
      PLEASE BA UPND CAMPAIGN HERE IN ZAMBIA. WOO THE ZAMBIAN VOTERS AND DO NOT BURN THEIR MARKETS. DO NOT DISCREDIT THE HOME OF THE VOTERS. DO NOT SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT YOUR OWN BEDROOM TO OUTSIDERS WHO DO NOT VOTE. YOU WILL HAVE A VERY BIG TASK TO UNDO THE HARM YOU HAVE CREATED. THOSE WHO VOTED FOR PF FEEL INSULTED BY UPND AND…

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  3. Really laughable …you have issues at home, let me rephrase you have declared state of emergence yet you have time to go to your neighbour for a pointless visit.
    What a Lazy Bum we all know you started the fire go and collect your air miles you Lazy Sausage!!

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    • The two 1mbeciles above don’t know what article 31 address. Kiki. Article 31 blocks state of emergency incase you didn’t know. No state of emergency in Zambia ba fimbwi

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    • Comment:@ Jay Jay the truth of our lazy president are

      1.mongu kalabo road with more than 51 bridges crossing Zambezi
      2.14 universities
      3. new hydro,solar,wind, nuclear power plants
      4. 15million USD allocation for dams,canals and boreholes in southern p
      5. exploration of oil and gas in western p
      6. new drug manufacturing facility to make our own meds
      7. on root a computer assembly plant
      8. great North on root of dual carriageway
      9. dudumwezi roads commissioned
      10. food security + 480 health posts

      there you go . I’m sure you can understand a simple ten point plan, this message is approved

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    • @ Jo breaker

      You forgot to mention that all above at the paltry cost of 10 Billion USD.
      \By the way, which “new nuclear plant”you 1mbecile are talking about? The “planned” one with Chernobyl advanced technology?
      14 new universities? Staffed by “Doctors”like Lusambo?
      You forgot the biggest “achievements”? State of emergency to “strengthen” democratic credentials?

      There you go.
      I hope that “…new drug manufacturing facility to make our own meds…” will produce enough drugs for stabilizing genetically induced imbecility for sufferers like you.

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  4. Ba fi Kala, you have nothing better to do but complain and sound intelligent for nothing. Sta Nyo Ko, ni Zambia ya Nyoko

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  5. when is Mr kalaba ever going to arrange a meeting with the British Prime Minister, Germany Chancellor, Japanese Shinzo Abe or USA Donald Trump. A single visit to these nations would be more valuable to Zambia than a thousand meetings with Chief Muswati.

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    • @ OneNation

      To borrow more for “unprecedented development” and bigger travel allowances. After all, Challenger cannot fly non-stop to UK, Germany, USA or Japan. There is more money to be made for HE pockets

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  6. The visit is shaming Zambia being talked all over Africa and world as ruled by a dictator

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  7. Zambia needs leadership! We need a leader that can be authoritative and provide direction One that can questions his subordinates, punish wrong doers and reward those that do good. One that communicates with the lead at all times..

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  8. So if he’s not loitering from within Zambia, then he has to invite himself to some dictator’s country.
    The stolen presidency is not going very well. The state House office is haunting him because he doesn’t belong there.
    Building a new state House won’t help either.

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  9. contrary to your belief the stability of a nation is measured by currency stability, this alone is a clear indication of investor confidence in our Government, our Kwacha was last year ranked as the BEST PERFORMING CURRENCY IN THE WORLD, its strength beats every country in the central and southern region including South Africa and Swaziland. this has been achieved in Edgar’s regime. I’m breaker, I’m transcendent and I approve this message.

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    • Imbec1le, according to your “reasoning” (LOL) Zambia is more stable than EU, UK, Japan, Singapore, India…………?
      I hope that “…new drug manufacturing facility to make our own meds…” will produce enough drugs for stabilizing genetically induced imbecility for sufferers like you.

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    • @12, don’t believe everything you hear from the chibuku tarven.
      Am very disappointed that you would even type such crap here.
      Be careful what you type here, Genuine educated smart people( not that mushota) read these comments. You Better stick to insulting HH here.

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  10. For goodness sake! Someone tell me what value this trip will bring – not to mention so many other trips within and without, that this man has undertaken. Now Swaziland – and he will in the process visit a sugar plantation and diary farm. Really? A deputy assistant under secretary to the perm sec fimo fimo in the Agricultural ministry could make that visit if there is anything to learn. Lungu moves with an entourage and there are all manner of extra costs. Its astonishing that there is no robust questioning from civil society about all this waste of resources. Unbelievable!

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    • Maybe he wants those partially dressed girls doing the Reed dance but ain’t he too early for that! Perhaps he’s rushing to beat RB to it this time.

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  11. Comment:@ free, according to the statistics yes, zambian Kwacha is more stable and its performance is better than USD, pound, GBP and euro. these statistics were not carried out by zambians but the international boards, zambian kwacha was and is to date #THE BEST PERFORMING CURRENCY. I’m breaker and i approve this message

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    • You have been well advised to stick to insulting HH.You are out of bounds there sir or try discussing City market fire.
      And why is it that PF is so desperate for pipo to praise it?I dont remember Mwanawasa concentrating on trying to impress pipo that he was working.No wonder he delivered.
      And these state visits are getting out of hand.Even when the president is around he is hardly in State House.I was shocked last week to read that he was in Livingstone opening some obscure gathering.

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  12. He is going there for Juju. But he has to be careful. Juju in politics does not work. King Swati just like Jacob Zuma rely on Juju. Political tensions even among chiefs is making him restless. He talks about unless he drops dead often it means there is something he is fearing and hence this trip to Mswati.

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  13. I dont see any benefit of the appreciation of the kwacha as i m still buying 2kg sugar at k25 when its locally produced.zambia doesnt make any sense at all with or without the apprecition of the kwacha.

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  14. We are not stopping him from travelling but he should have waited for the volatile situation at home to become stable by putting in place security measures to prevent lawlessness.

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    • The message he is actually sending is that there is no “volatile”situation,so one wonders why invocation of Article 31.

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  15. How can Lungu declare a State of Emergency and immediately dash on a State Visit to Swaziland? It means that the SOE is either unjustified or its on the Agenda of the State Visit. How can Lungu arrest and charge HH with Treason and keep him in Jail without Trial for more than 90 days and expect SADC to look on? Such abuse of the Law and Violations of Human Rights cannot be condoned by SADC,AU and UN. Lungu should try HH in Court for the fake Treason Charges or unconditionally release him from Jail unharmed. There is absolutely No evidence that HH and 5 co-accused carried out arms of War to overthrow the Zambian govt. A suspected Traffic Offence is Not Treasonable. Period.

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  16. If a State of Emergency really existed in Zambia today Lungu would have postponed the State Visit to a later date. This serves to confirm that Lungu’s real Reasons for SOE is Political and Not Security. Lungu is targeting the SOE to HH and UPND and others opposed to Lungu’s emerging Dictatorship. Lungu wanted more powers thru SOE to finish off HH and UPND and establish a Dictatorship for himself. The challenge is whether or not he will succeed. SADC has been observing events in Zambia. Swaziland as current Chairman of SADC will definitely put the Zambian Political Crisis on the Menu in Mbabane. Lets hope Lungu will come back to Zambia wiser and realise that keeping HH in Jail is doing Zambia more harm than good.Lungu must realise that “U live by Sword u die by the Sword”.

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    • Every nation in the world is living within it’s means by cutting unnecessary costs . This man is always making endless trips which are just going to benefit his pockets in terms of travel allowances. These guys haven’t got a crew of running a country that is why they have resorted to intimidating people using the compromised justice system police service.

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  17. Lungu has been summoned to Swaziland by the Current Chairman of SADC,King Mswati. Obviously Lungu will be asked to explain the continued incarceration of HH on Trumped Up Treason Charges. Lungu met with Catholic Bishops recently and declared a SOE to explain away the current crisis in Zambia. He will obviously lie to the King and pretend that all is well in Zambia. The King has obviously been told of the true situation in Zambia. Lets hope the King and SADC will put Pressure on Hypocite and Sadist Lungu to release HH unconditional and unharmed.SADC should mediate the Dispute between Lungu and HH so that Zambians can live in peace.

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