President Edgar Lungu and President Jacob Zuma flanked by there first ladies Esther Lungu (r) Bongekile Zuma (l) pose for the photo with first republican President Kenneth Kaunda at Chilenje House the National monument, the House Kaunda use to stay shortly before the two Presidents tours House in Chilenje
President Edgar Lungu and President Jacob Zuma flanked by there first ladies Esther Lungu (r) Bongekile Zuma (l) pose for the photo with first republican President Kenneth Kaunda at Chilenje House the National monument, the House Kaunda use to stay shortly before the two Presidents tours House in Chilenje

President Edgar Lungu has urged Zambians to remember the sacrifices of the founding fathers of Zambia and South Africa in fighting colonial and apartheid regimes.

Speaking during the official launch of Oliver Tambo’s house as a national monument in Lusaka’s Avondale along great east road, president Lungu said the occasion signals a long journey of tracing the legacies that speak to the history of the birth of the southern African development community (SADC) and pan Africanism.

President Lungu says time has come for both Zambians and South Africans to celebrate their own heritage.

The head of state said coincidentally, the occasion is falling within the same month, October, when Zambia will also be commemorating not only its independence, but also, the life of one of the gallant leaders of Zambia, the founding father of the ruling party, the patriotic front, and the 5th republican president of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata who died on 28th October, 2014.

President Lungu the month of October is also a heritage month in South Africa, adding that it is a memorable month for both Zambia and South Africa.

And President Edgar Lungu will tomorrow, the 14th October, 2017 begin his two-day working visit on the Copperbelt province.

This is according to a statement issued to Pan African Radio news by Copperbelt youth chairperson who is also Luanshya mayor Nathan Chanda, president Lungu will touch down at Ndola airport at around 08:00 hours.

President Lungu will then proceed to Lufwanyama district tomorrow and on the same day he will be in Kitwe.

And on Sunday, the 15th October, the president will be in Mpongwe District.

Meanwhile, Luanshya mayor Nathan Chanda says all are invited to receive the president in Ndola and in all the districts that the head of state will visit.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. Just waiting for the usual comments from upndonkeys. The small boy has done enough damage to himself this week.

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  2. Jonathan, it is you that should remember those sacrafices!!! It is you that should be selfless and work for the people of this beautiful country.

    We say NO to corruption. We say NO to mismanagement.

    We have had enough.

    #bringbackourmoney

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  3. Bring back the money you and your corrupt lot have been stealing. You should have emulated the freedom fighters who sacrificed so every Zambian can lead a decent like life, but you have betrayed the course by championing corruption!

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  4. Well, yes we Zambians remember and appreciate what our forefathers went through in the liberation struggle. Colonialism and apartheid may have long been defeated and yet a lot still remains to be done to alleviate the struggles that our people still face today.

    With the support of some African governments, Africa’s vast productive lands and it’s resources and even wildlife are still being sold out to wealthy foreign countries and multinational companies, turning Africans into refugees and slave laborers in their own homeland.

    This new form of colonialism and slavery equally calls for sacrifice from our leaders who should unite and say “No!” in order to secure the future of the African continent.

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    • How do you give something that was never yours in the first place? You can only give what is yours. Anything unlawfully acquired cannot be given, it can only be repaid!

      Many of our people turned the other cheek but some put up resistance and sacrificed their lives. It was only after their blood begun to run that the colonial masters conceded, more an act of shame and hypocrisy than selflessness. Which explains why they never even thought about giving back what they stole but keep coming back for more although they got everything they wanted.

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    • Read your history well. Zambia never fought for independence. The British where ready to leave; that’s the truth. Even apartheid in SA, international pressure from the west made it to end, not that the black fought and won, that’s the truth…

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  5. Presidents NAMAGELO BABO, FYALI IPOMPA! But why is it that PF leaders like Big chested women ? MCS wife was more busted that ESTER

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    • …And ANC leaders like booty woman…I had an opportunity at some point walking behind zuma’s wife at Former Oliver Tambo’s resident yesterday..hmmmmm, she has serious booty! Its a serious wow!

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  6. What sacrifices is Chakolwa reminding us about? After stealing our votes Lungu has no moral authority to remind us of sacrifices made by our Liberation heroes. After stealing our votes Lungu is now stealing Taxpayers money to enrich himself and fellow Election Riggers. Lungu is now a multimillionaire thru corrupt deals which are at the expense of masses. Lungu should address his supporters ,fellow Election Riggers and looters and leave us alone.

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  7. You know this petition crap by UP.NDonkeys can only be spewed by a Donkey or donkeylet. Look at this friends: the petition was prosecuted on behalf of under5 by lawyers led by Jack Mwiimbu. A few minutes before midnight on that fateful 14th day, Jack and his team abandoned U5. Jack did not give a reason for their withdraw, like the Judges were corrupt or anything at all. The reason was that their client did not offer any evidence at all. So he failed to prosecute the case. The case had collapsed. The Cobcourt could consider continuing the case beyond 14 days only under very exceptional circumstances lije the death of the U5’s lawyer, but even then if the lawyer died at the 11th hour and thete was no evidence up to that point then even the death of the lawyer is immaterial to continue the…

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    • If a suspected rapist refuse a DNA test, even after citing his human rights or consitutionsl rights violations , he afraid of something…….

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  8. …. The Concourt could consider continuing the case beyond 14 days only under very exceptional circumstances lije the death of the U5’s lawyer, but even then if the lawyer died at the 11th hour and thete was no evidence up to that point then even the death of the lawyer is immaterial to continue the case beyond 14 days. Now we all know that none of these happened in this case. So where the President of Concourt got the powers to continue the case beyond 14 days no one knows. And if no one knows then it can only be corruption, witchcraft or tribalism. Instead U5 calls the innocent Judges who cirrected tge matter as corrupt. No wonder even Linda Kasonde cannot stomach U5’s utterances.

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    • If a suspected rapist refuse a DNA test, even after citing his human rights or consitutional rights violations , he afraid of something…….

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  9. H.E is absolutely right. The fore-fathers sacrificed so much…earning peanuts for salaries. There was the leadership code in force which did not allow them to own businesses. When they retired they went to their villages and most of them died as paupers. I call those real sacrifices!

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  10. If there is one person who needs reminding the sacrifices of the founding fathers of Zambia made, it is Edgar Lungu. This man has destroyed whatever they had built and has stolen whatever they had invested in our country. Secondary schools and Universities are no longer what they used to be in the 80s and 90s. Very few intelligent pupils make it to these Universities, the majority find their way there through corruption and tribal inclination. The trend will continue as long as Lungu remains in power.

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    • Don’t blame Lungu, Lungu was chosen by the Zambians even though they knew he was not the right person to lead the country. Zambians need to wake up to the fact they are the masters to whoever they choose to run their country.

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    • @16.1 Mumbi Phiri, I blame Lungu because he is the president of Zambia and he is tolerating corruption and tribal talk. Now we are told all ministers in Lungu’s government are billionaires. David Kaunda retired as a poor man, at least that is what he told the nation at the time. I don’t know how old you are Mumbi Phiri, but in 1981, I can tell you that Kaunda sacked Daniel Lisulo, who was his Prime Minister, because he had taken too much to the bottle as he put it. Can Lungu sack a minister for drinking too much liquor? I doubt it very much.

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  11. Misisi ,chibolya and other slums are also a result of the founding fathers and those lazy bu.ms who followed them later.

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  12. Zamians ducked by freedom of expression yet their IQ memoirs far beyond expectations,ah terrible miscalculations’

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  13. Thank you Mr. President! Indeed, KK and group did a great work to obtain us independence! God bless you all!

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  14. 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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  15. Yes we remember when Lungu stole our votes in 2016, we remember how illegitimate Lungu is Ruling Zambia illegally,we remember when Lungu imprisoned HH for 127 days on Trumped Up Treason Charges. We remember how Lungu abrogated the Constitution when he refused to resign and have Power to the Speaker, we remember how corrupt Lungu is. Yes we remember Dictator and Sadist Lungu etc.

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  16. I concur with the president.We should reflect and recognise the sacrifices of founding fathers of our nation.This should start with the current president who has diverted from the values of service to the public before self service.

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  17. There were no sacriices made. No one died apart from lenshina people who were massacred by KK. The British were too civilised to go to war over northern rhodesia. For crying out loud, the British even sent KK to England for a course in how not to mismanage a country…..wonder if he learnt anything.

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  18. Let us also remember that our founding fathers never amassed wealth like seeing today. Within 3 years someone has put up expensive structures within Lusaka and Katuba. And in the next 3 days will be singing songs and praising God at day of prayer, what a way to fool the Almighty.

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