President Edgar Lungu beads farewell to  Newly sworn in Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa during private talks at Sheraton hotel in Harare
President Edgar Lungu beads farewell to Newly sworn in Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa during private talks at Sheraton hotel in Harare

President Edgar Lungu has praised the people of Zimbabwe for maintaining peace during the transition period. President Lungu who was among Heads of State and government that attended the inauguration ceremony of Zimbabwe’s new leader President Emmerson Mnangangwa, said he was delighted that the transition process was conducted in a peaceful manner.

The congratulated Zimbabweans and wished them well as the country embarks on a path of economic transformation.

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth has commended President Edgar Lungu’s contribution towards defusing the recent crisis in Zimbabwe. Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland said that role that President Lungu played during the SADC Troika organ should be emulated by other African Heads of State.

Ms Scotland also told President Lungu that the commonwealth is meeting various organisations on the inter-party dialogue in Zambia. She said her Special Envoy to Zambia, Ibrahim Gambari, has met with more than 30 organisations, including several opposition political parties, on the dialogue process.

Ms Scotland said this through her Special Envoy to Zambia, Ibrahim Gambari, who met President Lungu at State House in Lusaka.

President Lungu said the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue -ZCID- should be the legitimate body to preside over the dialogue process.

The President has explained that the dialogue process should not be perceived as a PF or UPND process, because the two political parties are not greater than Zambia.

President Edgar Lungu chats with Newly sworn in Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa during private talks at Sheraton hotel in Harare
President Edgar Lungu chats with Newly sworn in Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa during private talks at Sheraton hotel in Harare
President Edgar Lungu greets Commonwealth special envoy Professor Ibrahim Gambari at State House
President Edgar Lungu greets Commonwealth special envoy Professor Ibrahim Gambari at State House
President Edgar Lungu speaks when he met Commonwealth special envoy Professor Ibrahim Gambari at State House
President Edgar Lungu speaks when he met Commonwealth special envoy Professor Ibrahim Gambari at State House
President Edgar Lungu speaks when he met Commonwealth special envoy Professor Ibrahim Gambari at State House
President Edgar Lungu speaks when he met Commonwealth special envoy Professor Ibrahim Gambari at State House
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  1. Mr Lungu is respected and adored world wide.

    These are words of wisdom.

    Unparalleled command and executive character he has.

    We are all lucky.

    Thanks

    BB2014 2016

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    • and i quote…..”Hey Mr Lumumba what do think about the opposition here in Zimbabwe?”

      Acie Lumumba…”there is no future for the opposition in Zimbabwe ”

      No regime change so the West has been dribbled…

      2021 vote PF ( Edgar)

      2018 vote ZANU PF (ED)

      2019 vote ANC

      I thank you

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    • We are not removing Edgar, we are removing criminals surrounding him.
      Did Edgar take picture of cheecalor Kaiser drinking alcohol on duty? Is that the presidential advisors he is giving Zambians.
      Lesa ni-malyotola.

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    • Ati commonwealth commended lungu for his efforts to diffuse the criss in Zimbabwe,,,,,really???? Hahahhah! Only an I’d!ot will believe that,,,, commonwealth are former slave traders who love stup!d africans who dance for them,,,,
      By the lungu did nothing to help the Zimbabweans,,, Zimbabweans did it for themselves,, at least Mugabe left his people with land,,, lungu on the other hand is grabbing land and Selling it to foriegners,,,

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    • ” The opposition will continue barking whilst we continue ruling “….who said these words and at what occasion?

      2021 vote PF ( Edgar)

      2019 vote ZANU PF

      I thank you

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    • Jonathan should just pack his belongings into his 1979 Toyota Corolla and leave. Zambians deserve real serious leadership. He is busy dancing around cracking lousy jokes. Does he really think the poor are laughing? There are people in zambia that earn 600 kwacha a month, with families to feed and children to send to school. Do you think they find you and cronies funny? They see Kaizer sipping champagne while holding on to the whole bottle like it will be taken away… not funny at all.

      Vinabwela mochedwa to these thieves.

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    • ” ivo vachave vachimhanya uye isu tichatonga”

      2018 Vote ZANU PF(ED)

      2021 vote PF ( Edgar)

      I thank you

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    • Did I not hear that you were urging the despot not to resign? Have you suddenly switched sides?

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    • @Nostradamus
      FYI….nothing has changed in Zimbabwe…maybe you are too blind to see….Same bus just a different driver……ZANU PF is just too strong…….for the next 100 years….ZANU PF will be ruling Zimbabwe….

      All you UPND guys wanted Tswangirai to be back in the game so that you can reference him HH……no no no…Tswangirai is a puppet to the Western world just like HH oval head

      2021 vote PF ( Edgar)

      2018 Vote ZANU PF (ED)

      I thank you

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    • @Katondo, une brain heere sawira? Who told you am some cheap UPND? Did I ever celebrate sekuru Comrade Mugabe’s departure? I don’t like the way you ZANU (PF) are disobeying law. Why didn’t you use Miles Sampa or Patrick Chinamasa?

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    • Mshota, nonsense?? Lungu was not even welcome in Zimbabwe because he talks without thinking. Now that his mentor Mugabe has gone? We are waiting for 2021. Let him try Zambians on his evil selfish 3rd term Campaign..

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    • @Nostradamus

      No sweat…My Father is Zimbabwean and my mother is Zambian…i was born in Matero….5 weeks ago i was in Mahusekwa on the outskirts of Harare (my father’s village)… so if you beat me up i will just pack my katundu and move to Mahusekwa…

      2021 vote PF ( Edgar)

      2018 Vote ZANU PF (ED)

      I thank you

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    • @Katondo, kumata kwako. Mukoma zakumamisa one day. I know your village, on way to Mash-central. I speak so many languages, and am NOT UPND.

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  2. Preach what you do. There were fires in Lusaka recently – the central market burnt to the ground! What kind of politics was that? How about sending the Opposition leader to Mukobeko Maximum Prison on a charge of Treason?

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  3. Congrats to President Lungu for having requested our former Heads of State (KK and RB) to facilitate peaceful transition of power in Zimbabwe. My guess is that political clients, who are financial beneficiaries of the notorious Brenthurst Foundation, are deeply frustrated on the manner the Zimbabwean issues have been resolved amicably. Human life is vital on this Planet Earth. I also pray too that Britain will review its stand on Zimbabwe – especially on the question of the historical land tenure in favour of all Zimbabweans – black and white. May President Mnangagwa take good care of former President Mugabe.

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  4. Under similar circumstances PF cadres would have caused havoc. They would have shed blood and spilled it on the streets of Lusaka. Not so, our more humane and learned neighbors south of lake Kariba.

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    • You’re more than a prophet, the militia of illegal immigrants from Congo DRC are like wild animals ready to devour anybody who stands in PF’s way. Zambia is headed for a catastrophic showdown before dethroning PF.

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  5. That’s a shallow upraisal. Peaceful? After all the Zimbabweans who have died in 40 years? Peaceful transition was Mandela handing over to Mbeki after 5 years not being surrounded by your own comrades in the army and being forced to hand over power. We can probably just praisethe army’ s lack of thirst for their friend’s blood

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  6. It is the hope of all well meaning people in Zambia that President Lungu’s Advisors will timely advice, including rehearsals, for all Public and Private speeches, impromptu comments and Social occasions.
    President Lungu is doing well, under the circumstances.

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  7. This Lazy Idi.ot Edgar has no shame …I wouldn’t be surprised if the foool slept in Harare partying all night after this swear-in session without seeing his mentor Bob!!

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  8. “Nostradamus” need not worry about removing Edgar, but rather UPND members should seriously review the removing criminally-inclined Chiefs surrounding HH who grab traditional grazing land from the poor people in Namwala for sale to a rich Hakainde Hichilema. Some Chiefs in Southern Prov are making tons of money from sale of traditional land in that Province.These are issues that must be in the minds of Nostradamus and UPND Members as it goes to a Convention to elect seless leaders who care for the poor.

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    • Just talk of most recent Zambezi cement’s destruction of Lambs people’s homes not hallucinations about HH who has now graduated from ranches to white paper level.

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  9. Nostradamus” need not worry about removing Edgar, but rather UPND members should seriously review the removing criminally-inclined Chiefs surrounding HH who grab traditional grazing land from the poor people in Namwala for sale to a rich Hakainde Hichilema. Some Chiefs in Southern Prov are making tons of money from sale of traditional land in that Province.These are issues that must be in the minds of Nostradamus and UPND Members as it goes to a Convention to elect SELFLESS leaders who care for the poor.

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  10. @Spaka like lilo.this is true news as that Prof.resported words to ECL from your Kainde too whom he met on Friday.
    We have watched him talking live on TV here in Lsk unlike you in upnd who depend on lies posted on zambia watchdog!!!
    In Zimbabwe Zanu-PF will continue in power beyond Mugabe.Mr.Mnangwagwa got the presidency the way ECL obtained it in 2015 (on a silver plate) UNLIKE YOUR KAINDE WHO HAS BEEN FIGHTING FOR IT SINCE 2006 BUT IN VAIN!!!
    VOTE PF IN 2021!!!!
    NJIMBU BB 2017!!

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  11. Now this is what a true leader does you don’t use mob psychology ie you don’t come with ‘hangers on’ as if its a board meeting or should we say a Bantustan get together with a sprinkle of Great Bag of Maize

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  12. It is our Lord who deserves the praise first, then the people of Zimbabwe because they managed to stay calm despite military intervention.

    “And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by them that make peace.. ” James 3:18

    The prayers for peace were not in vain but we need more prayers for prosperity of the country because it will be a steep mountain for Zimbabweans to climb in order to be where they once were economically.

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  13. Hypocrite. One who ascended to power by the raising of hands, pangas and stones. The opposition can’t even meet family members lest they’re arrested. Journalists, the police, judiciary and ACC etc have stopped functioning in fear of his panga militias. That’s why the commonwealth is here and thanks. This man is a problem. No wonder his godfather Mugabe got kicked out by both the commonwealth and Zimbabwe.

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  14. One man lives in State House, is visionary and doing very well in that portfolio for the nation. The other one is delusional living in a Three Mansion as a Flea Manzon. You are right Mr. President! Thank God Zimbabwe didn’t go up in flames even though the red fire party in Zambia wished so!

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    • Lazy Lungu has no foreign policy >>>>rewind to last week he was lobbying for Bob to stay on yesterday there he was without shame taking selfies with Emerson!!

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  15. UPND is a uzeress party with useress people pretending t know how to govern. They are spoilers who have tried to ruin this countries great history of peace because of tribal Namwala gangs.

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  16. When is Lungu gonna praise the Kenyans for their peaceful ,unprecedented & constitutional annulment of presidential elections?

    That’s far more respectable than what Zimbabwe did under duress from their military.

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  17. @22 Mzambia, His Excellency Lungu will attend the inauguration ceremony for His Excellency Kenyatta. The message of goodwill will be delivered in person.

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  18. Looking at the picture there is no chemistry there. Mnangagwa can’t trust Lungu after his strong links with uncle Bob.

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  19. The Commonwealth should not come to Zambia with false praises for ECL for his so-called role in the Zimbabwe ‘peaceful transition of power’ . The change in Zimbabwe was entirely managed by Zimbabweans themselves and everybody knows that if it was to be entirely according to Lungu,s wishes, Mugabe could still be in power today. ECL was even questioning why the whole world was excited by the changes in Zimbabwe!This after Mugabe having ruthlessly been in power for 37 years! Ghambarri please spare us your false understanding of the Zimbabwean issue.Such a disposition may influence your current role in the Zambian case.

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    • You shouldn’t ignore the fact that magabe refused to resign saying he is still alive and therefore doesn’t need to be replaced. But after kk spoke with him and the generals in privacy they came to a conclusion where the old man agreed to step down and that mnagagwa should take over. Had it not been fir kk bob was prepared to fight to the bitterest end. Don’t rely too much on zwd my friend. What have said is what transpired. Ecl sent kk to convince bob to step down and that is what we saw happen.

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  20. What peaceful transition when they had military tankers in the streets. You should thank UPND for peacefully accepting you to be sworn in after stealing the election

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  21. ouch!! really hurts upnd supporters when the president gets praise from especially the international community. It seems the expected euphoria from kainde’s international tour has fizzled out and now it’s time to work. And what’s on his agenda for the Zambians who voted for his party?? Petishoni, petishoni, petoshoni and nothing else…

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  22. Fake praise. There he is quickly trying to get into ‘good books’ with Mnangagwa after recently canoodling with Mugabe

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