Zuma jets into Lusaka

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President Lungu welcoming President Zuma at KKIA this morning
President Lungu welcoming President Zuma at KKIA this morning

President Jacob Zuma this morning arrived in Lusaka for a State Visit that is scheduled take place today and tomorrow at the invitation of President Edgar Lungu.

President Zuma was accorded a 21-gun salute.

President Zuma was received by President Lungu, PF Secretary General, Members of the PF Central Committee, Cabinet Ministers, Service Chiefs and diplomats accredited to Zambia.

The state visit aimed at deepening and strengthening the already existing good political, economic and cultural relations underpinned by strong historical ties that date back from the years of the liberation struggle.

Economic cooperation between South Africa and Zambia is steadily growing.

In 2016, South African exports to Zambia amounted to approximately R30 billion.

Zambia is one of South Africa’s top trading partners in the region and the continent.

The two countries cooperate in a variety of areas, including trade and investment, science and technology, defence, agriculture, environment, energy as well as health.

There are over 120 South African companies doing business in Zambia in various sectors, including telecommunications, aviation, tourism, banking, property, retail, entertainment and fast foods.

President Zuma is accompanied by a business delegation that will participate in the Zambia-South Africa Business Forum which will be addressed by the two Heads of State as part of deepening trade and investment between the two countries.

President Zuma will tomorrow officially open the OR Tambo National Heritage site in Lusaka, Zambia as part of celebrating the legacy and centenary year of South Africa’s struggle stalwart, Mr. Oliver Reginald Tambo.

President Zuma is accompanied by Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa, Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies; Energy, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi; Mineral Resources, Mr Mosebenzi Zwane; and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana.

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      THEY FORGOT A MAJOR POINT AT THE END, I HAVE CORRECTED IT AS BELOW:-
      “The two countries cooperate in a variety of areas, including trade and investment, science and technology, defence, agriculture, environment, energy, health as well as CORRUPTION.”

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      I have never seen Zuma receive Jonathan personally at OR Tambo international Airport on any of his many trips!!, Jonathan is a real beggar…. I miss Sata mwe!

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      How disappointing that South Africa should be witnessing such high levels of corruption, poverty levels among the poor, now worse than they were during the Apartheid era! What a shame, Mr. Zuma! How despicable that it is you who has presided over such a turn-around of events in that beautiful country. What language should the poor people of South Africa have to use for you to start listening??????

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      Jonathan Pombe is receiving home tutorials this time around… “Zambia has a lot to learn from all our neighbours “

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      And please put up bill boards with Zuma’s image all along Great east Road like you did when he came for a three hour visit to officially open the 2017 Lusaka Agriculture Show.

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      “In 2016, South African exports to Zambia amounted to approximately R30 billion.”
      BA LT YOU MEAN YOU ARE ABLE TO KNOW THE FIGURE IN TERMS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S EXPORT (R30 billion) TO ZAMBIA BUT YOU DON’T KNOW THE VALUE OF ZAMBIA’S EXPORT TO SOUTH AFRICA? WHAT F00LISH REPORTING IS THIS?

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    WHY DO WE INVITE ZUMA WHO HAS LOST ALL CREDIBILITY IN HIS OWN COUNTRY?
    THIS VISIT IS ILL-TIMED
    MAY BE ZUMA NEEDS TO REST FROM ALLL THE CRITICISM BACK HOME

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    “In 2016, South African exports to Zambia amounted to approximately R30 billion”..and Zambias exports? “There are over 120 South African companies doing business in Zambia”..and Zambian companies in SA??

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    PERHAPS SOUTH AFRICA WILL AT LAST NOW THANK US FOR THE ASSISTANCE WE RENDERED TO THEM DURING THE STRUGGLE. WE COULD DO WITH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUR CHILDREN TO THEIR ESTEEMED UNIVERSITIES.
    SO FAR, ALL WE HAVE GOT ARE MANY MANY WORDS OF THANKS AND ONE WAY TRADE IN FAVOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA.
    AS TRUMP WOULD TWEET: “BAD”

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    South Africans may lose confidence in Zuma but they can’t replace him with the Under5s. Same story with zambia Kenya Zimbabwe Rwanda Uganda etc. The current crop of opposition is a total shame and embarrassment to the political era.

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      I LIKEN PF TO A KID WHO URINATES INTO THE WELL AFTER DRINK FROM IT SO THAT OTHERS CAN DRINK CONTAMINATED WATER. LETS IMAGINE IF MMD HAD DONE WHAT PF IS DOING; TRYING TO PARALYSE THE OPPOSITION AND CLAPPING DOWN ON THE MEDIA, WOULD THEY HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO SMILE POWER.

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    Zuma please zoom out.You’re a corrupt ,womanizing and incompetent loser spreading your negative influence to Zambia.Magufuli is more welcome than you.

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      Hardworking Magufuli and Lazy Lungu? Thats like trying to mix hot cooking oil on a hot plate with water…

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    Koma that presidential plane is majestic! I saw it landing and taxing on the runway. South Africa ni pa tali, let’s just try and work with them and eat their oranges in Shoprite.

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      This is the selfsame mindset that is exhibited by Lazy Lungu no wonder he went to the Airport to see and admire Zuma’s aircraft.

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    In other countries what they do is send a Minister to welcome him at the airport..then meet him at State House but since Lazy has absolutely nothing to do given that he was in Lundazi yesterday…dont be surprised if he escorts him as well to the Airport tomorrow.

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    In other countries but here in Zambia we have our own way you little maggot @jay Jay. Your mother never loved you that’s why you have no respect for our head of state

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      Respect a head of state who does not respect himself ?? Tell lungu to he should have some self respect and if someone calls him a theif in public, he should respond….

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    Ba Noko iwe Jay Jay we voted for him and we will vote for him again you little maggot . Besides you are just an arm chair critic no impact

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      Everybody is wondering why you stool votes from a loser? Mwa chepa sana, jealousy and envy will send you to your grave early. I would encourage you to get to know him personally, surely you will become a productive and positive collection bones + bones.

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      Suppose to be –
      Everybody is wondering why you stool votes from a loser? Mwa chepa sana, jealousy and envy will send you to your grave early. I would encourage you to get to know him personally, surely you will become a productive and positive collection bones + flesh after that.

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    Nkandla……Nkandla……Ndkandle…..hehheehe ayibo mani. who said these words???
    Show me Evidence.i think its to derail us from working. Who said these words??

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      Now everyone even know how to say….Nkandla….Nkandla…..Nkandla…. heheheheheh! Nkandla is MINE! HEHEHEHEHEH!

      I love this man.

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    For sure that’s why you are under five imwe ba UPND can’t you see this crusade of hatred is taking you nowhere. It exposes what type of people you are. But please continue with your hatred and insults so that you expose yourselves

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    “President Zuma is accompanied by a business delegation that will participate in the Zambia-South Africa Business Forum which will be addressed by the two Heads of State as part of deepening trade and investment between the two countries.”

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      More shopping Malls to created …to steal more money from docile Zambians in this one sided trade!!

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    He may have his own shortcomings , but he is a real man and walked on knife edge to liberate his country. He personally crisscrossed on foot the jungles between SA and Zambia so that Musi Maimane can enjoy life today. Well come to Zambia Musholozi. you are a true friend of Zambia and a true African.

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    UP.NDonkeys every day demonstrating why they are not ruling Zambia. Bushe kwena nangu Chief Mukuni cannot advise the Donkeys sure!

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    That under5 will be taken to heaven at one point without ever ruling Zambia. Just a waste of time and wasting time for his followers.

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      So you have changed your name from Sharon? An empty tin is an empty tin even if you change the label!!

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    Very useless visits that don’t benefit the locals, l don’t know why terrible is so excited like a village boy receiving a t shirt from a white man. See the big developed countries they negotiate big time deals which they announce and sign for not this useless let me see you? For what

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    Useless indeed, his stay in power has been full of corruption and impeachments. Why even waste bullets on this bum whose about to retire. His even retiring why waste money on him.
    Invite the Tanzania president so he can teach you how to govern not ayo ma welewele.

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    PresidentJacob Zuma and his group must tell President ECL to dialogue quickly with HH so that they come up with a road map to resolving the conflict in Zambia. So many accusation of corruption and dysfunction in state institutions must be addressed too. When my former colleagues in the Zambia Police Service conspired with others and killed my daughter, just because I had joined the United Nations. I took my remaining children to Soyth Africa and I lived so well. They treated me with the respect and dignity I earned myself as a UN Diplomat. Even if I was working from Asia. My children were loved and treated just as family in South Africa and zi had nothing to worry. Every time I jetted into South Africa. I was warmly we,coned from the Aurport, my drivers and my neighbours were all like…

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    Zambia is the only country in Africa president Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma of South Africa can visit. This son of a police man has a checkered past just Lungu’s. He was charged with **** in 2005, but was acquitted due to political interference. He also fought a long legal battle (like Lungu) over allegations of racketeering and corruption in 2005. The Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously held in 2016 found him to have failed to uphold the country’s constitution (like Lungu again), resulting in calls for his resignation and a failed impeachment attempt in the National Assembly. Lungu and Zuma are of the same feathers, that is why they flock together.

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    Why do some bloggers always assume that anyone criticising the Zambian regime and its GREAT LEADER, is UPND – even when they haven’t stated so? Its an indication of the inability to proffer a constructive or informed response. Mostly knee-jerk reactions based on paranoia and perhaps the marking of the territory of ill-gotten positions and wealth. No intelligent counter arguments or any aorta of the consideration of all those that are at the unjust end of the socio-economic brunt of this governments chaotic rule.
    What relations can be strengthened with Zuma? The pre-apartheid economic hegemony in South Africa has been allowed to swallow Zambia as a furtherance of the bantustan mentality and exploitation. We have no independent economic policies.

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