PF to report anyone circulating images of toilet paper bearing President Lungu’s face

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The ruling Patriotic Front has warned that it will report anyone found circulating images of toilet papers which shows President Edgar Lungu’s portrait.

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda said the PF has distanced itself from images of tissue and sweets circulating on social media bearing the portrait of the Head of State.

Mr Chanda has described the images as malicious work of the Opposition and has that it nothing to do with the PF.

“These images are in bad taste and proves the calibre of Opposition we have in Zambia. Zambians know that there are political parties in this country which have made tissue politics as their mainstay of identity,” Mr Chanda said.

“We have refused to join in the race to the bottom because as Patriotic Front, we are above tissues. We are an issue-based political Party,” he said.

Mr Chanda said the ruling Patriotic Front reserves the right to report any defamatory material in circulation to the relevant security wings as provided for by the law.

The PF Media Director cited Section 69 of the Penal code which states that clear that any person who, with intent to bring the President into hatred, ridicule or contempt, publishes any defamatory or insulting matter, whether by writing, print, word of mouth or in any other manner, is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years.

“It is our earnest desire that freedom of expression continues to thrive but that demands responsibilities too. We, therefore advise the general public not to fall for the Opposition’s cheap and malicious smear campaign,” he said.

“Patriotic Front wishes to reiterate its call for issue-based politics because that is what Zambians have demanded for. We further challenge the Opposition to raise the bar of engagement with the ruling Party by providing proper checks and balances. Our people deserve better and must get better from the body politic.”

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104 COMMENTS

  1. What about the image on the president on the book being given to children? Is that also be done by the opposition.

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    • Even a dirty cholera infested pit latrine would refuse to host Lungu – that is how dirty this individual is.

      I pray the next government will retrieve all stolen money, reverse all contracts that involved swapping of brown envelopes, and cage all these filthy corrupt politicians.

      Zambia must be about the only country in this world that Kabila and Museveni can visit freely. That tells a lot.

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    • PF, please stay focused on the good job you are doing. Don’t mind HH Rhetoric. He is a loser and so are his followers. Especially those in the diaspora that follow him. Niba cibombebombe! They are the one who created that toilet paper since all they do kunya fye!

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    • They PF should start by report that Cadre Chanda Kabwe PS for Central Province he has been distributing the image of the president on exercise books to school children….I though PF had hit rock bottom then….now this!! Ba koswe mumpoto inga bafula, awe mwandi!!

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    • They have “opposition” burned in their brains. It could be the work of one of their very own cadres who now hates them. lungu has sidelined many PF founding fathers and rewarded MMD gate crashers. The feeding trough used to be the preserve of PF’s true blood but is now completely swamped by rodents from all over Eastern province, Malawi, Mozambique and even Zimbabwe. It’s enough to make anyone print toilet paper with a rodent’s image prominently displayed.

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    • Cholera branding gone wrong.
      PF head UPND branded donations, with that “…us too”. It back fired.

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    • The truth hurts .. these are the effects of Uubomba mwibala alya mwibala. People think Lungu is just as good as 1 ply toilet paper. You need to double it up to make it a good shinda paper or else you end up with matuuvii on your middle finger

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    • PF cadres are stupid, they made this tissue to impress Lungu that Ukulikonse Ni LUNGU Nama Bamba???. Now that it has backfired, they want to blame the Opposition. Don’t run away from responsibility because that’s what PF people see Lungu to be. It’s a shame the president cannot see what is WRONG or RIGHT. Taken as a sh.i.t-Tissue?? Nice ONE. Anyways waste your time if u control Social Media. it’s all over.

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    • Sh.i.thole politics…blame the opposition for everything. But this can be anyone even from PF, there is a number disillusioned PF supporters who can do that, even on this forum, there are a lot of people who are disappointed with Mr ECL, so to blame opposition is a bit too cheap.

      The focus should be to report anyone regardless of the party, for shaming the President. That should be the message, for its bad.

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    • If you are in PF and you think you can win a presidential election, have yourself examined for a mental problem. The loss of popularity is extremely palpable every where you go. Abantu nabafulwa.

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    • He is a ‘brand’. He was on a ‘Lungu branded water’ at some point why is he refusing to be on a branded toilet paper, I don’t get it. He wants to have the cake and eat in then he says it’ unfair. Go away Jonathan!

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    • THE BRANDED TISSUE IS THE WORK OF PF MEDIA WHO ARE DESPERATELY TRYING HARD TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM THE EMBARRASSING “UBOMBA MWIBALA” ISSUE WHICH HAS FAILED TO DIE.

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    • “We have refused to join in the race to the bottom because as Patriotic Front, we are above tissues. We are an issue-based political Party,” he said.
      I am afraid Lungu’s PF are very much below SATA’s PF. Lungu’s are below there wit MMD where Zambians put MMD in 2021. Lungu’s PF, MMD and the ‘branded tissue’ have relegated themselves be doing what the Zambians rejected. The only people above are the Gallant Zambian people. Janothan the Zambians will see the back of you very soon!

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    • BA UPND- YOU ARE NEVER SHORT OF NONSENSE. IS THAT PART OF CHECKS AND BALANCES. DON’T BE THIS DESPERATE EVEN IF YOU KNOW THAT HH HAKALUSA HAGAIN.

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    • Bwana Sunday Chanda, DIRECTOR MEDIA, I challenge you to hold Anto-Nyoo_Nawakwi, your DEPUTY over these TISSUES. Let him say he knows nothing

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  2. The best way to let this go is to ignore it. People will circulate these images even more if PF guns for people circulating it. If they can’t single out who started the campaign, it will be extremely difficult to clamp down all those sharing. People will share more if the top PF Leaders come out with threats. Take a leaf from Tramp who still face a lot of this kind of campaign. No one is looking for people to arrest because they have printed a t-shirt with Tramp’s embarrassing image. Anyway perhaps ZICTA is very powerful to make stop the Power of Social Media.

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  3. Even if you dont like someone you cant go to such an extent. It is very inhuman. I expect a certain degree of respect to be accorded to any human being for the simple reason that we are made in the image of God. Such acts are very preposterous.

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    • You don’t see any thing wrong with PF distributing exercise books with Edgar’s head by a PS in the name of Chanda Kabwe>

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    • But how do you respect someone who doesn’t respect himself in the first place? You are talking about someone glorifying ukulya mwibala and he calls himself president – how can you respect such a person?
      Lungu has disgraced himself too much in the public eye and even his fellow presidents in the SADC region don’t respect him. Do you think Ramaphosa can ever respect a thief like Lungu?

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    • Propinquity is the 2021 QUADRIPLEGIA Elections,wina azalila. However, I don’t know who it will be, I can only imagine!

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  4. Shinda paper sure! awe papa jona nabakusula.
    This is what politics of threats,heavy handedness and self-rightiousness yields.
    We now have a situation where tongas think bembas are thieves and bembas think tongas are cows and not cut out to rule and the ruling class are only swift when it comes to protecting an individual, when radicaled and not the people that called that very individual to serve.
    PF supporters think everyone else that does not agree with them is an enemy and not patriotic.

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    • But why didn’t you think it was inhuman for Lungu’s head to be printed on children’s school books. The books and the tissue were manufactured in the same factory at Sobi industries using the same paper and the branding was done there.

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    • For GOD’s sake no BEMBA has ever ruled Zambia, so can be said of the TONGAs, LOZIs, LUNDAs, KAONDEs.
      Zambians work up for once, KK pretended to be Bemba from Chinsali; Chiluba pretended to be Bemba from Copperbelt [Is any known Bemba Chiefdom on the Copperbelt] – this guy was CONGOLESE; Mwanawasa pretended to be something from Copperbelt – His father’s Malawi/Mozambique roots are well known; RB was emphatic that he had nothing to do with the socalled Bembas – The man has every right to be the sole Administrator of KK’s Estates when he is no more! Next is Micheal Chilufya Sata AKA “Charles Mhango” – we all know that this guy swore fraudulent Affidavits in 2001(Born at Chitulika Village), 2006 (Born at Chitulika Village), 2008 (Born at Chitulika Village), and FINALLY 2011 (Born…

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  5. Apuu, Mundunyu mwa Piza seli yena likeng’a laku takula munungu mutabani! Ni musukwalahe oeza inge sishang’ata sa loongo lwa fa munanga wa Liambai, kiku tundeka ku takula kwateni ng’anda!

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  6. Many people in Zed are talking and insulting the president. I have never seen such ungrateful people like Zambians. No due respect for the head of state and you expect your democracy to flourish. The same people who are busy insulting the president are claiming that there is no Freedom of speech in Zed — give me a break. You have more freedom than many western countries. But you can never be satisfied because you have problems with yourselves. If i was President that is when you would be able to see what is freedom and what is not. I would lock up any empty head trying to impress people using insults.

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    • Indeed- this shows that your head can’t even make it to the SH.it paper because you’re the SH.it itself. We need the Lungu sh.it paper to wipe you, the real shi.t!

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    • INSULTS FOR DYSFUNCTIONAL HEADS PERIOD. ABATUKA BANYINA EMO BAFWALILE ABA BENE. JUST WHAT YOU DO NOT LIKE PERIOD THAT YOU ARE VERY MUCH HIDDEN

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  7. people have no shame. we should respect the people even when we differ with idiology no t insult or demean them like this. it seems like a person who will come in to power next will be there god. the only salviour is Jesus not HH or Lungu. stop the abuse of freedom of expression this freedom of insulting is too much. even the Bible says love your enemy as yourself. What you to President Lungu or HH and others That is who you are. the same measure you use for others that is the same measure they will use to you.

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  8. Is it available online?
    Donald Trump gets all kinds of rubbish published and you dont see his media team issuing this kind of nonsence as they know doing so would mean free publicity….Sunday Chanda leave the police alone so they take care of pressing issues..

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    • I agree with you JJ, this is not news it happens all the time and allover! PF should ignore such things there are a lot of things requiring more attention from the PF government than just this chicken feed.

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  9. people have no shame. we should respect the people even when we differ with idiology no t insult or demean them like this. it seems like a person who will come in to power next will be there god. the only salviour is Jesus not HH or Lungu. stop the abuse of freedom of expression this freedom of insulting is too much. even the Bible says love your enemy as yourself. What you say to President Lungu or HH and others That is who you are. the same measure you use for others that is the same measure they will use to you. love people dispite there weakness. they are our leaders whether they are in opposition or ruling there our Leaders. This Must be Zambian Politics and the way of Life. One Zambia one Nation.

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    • Yes, the saviour for us black people is our White Jesus…we sit back and wait for him to wake us up.
      Lord Jesus…where are you? Help us help us

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  10. “….We further challenge the Opposition to raise the bar of engagement with the ruling Party by providing proper checks and balances. Our people deserve better and must get better from the body politic.”

    SUMMED IT UP VERY WELL, SUNDAY: “…proves the calibre of Opposition we have in Zambia…” AN APPALLING, MEDIOCRE OPPOSITION DEFICIENT OF SUBSTANCE, INTELLIGENCE AND INSPIRATION.

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  11. That toilet paper should be every household in Zambia
    His time is up and you cannot fool the people just start making your reservation at Mukobeko max prison koswe.

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  12. How about the people in USA busy circulating these pics – how will ZP follow them? Ask interpol to help?
    Is that what the Zambian ( Majority) think of him? That is what you get with low level presidents!

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    • The world’s best IT Regulator will track each and every one of them and the best Police in the world ZP (Zabwino Palibe) will then prosecute them. These guys are Jokers. By whining over that little joke, they are encouraging more and more of the same. Afterall life is depressing with them ruling so why not have a bit of humour at their supreme leader’s expense?

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  13. I love this story for so many reasons…First, Sunday Chanda only refers to ‘Opposition” but does not actually mention HH or UPND…which means he has no idea where these toilet rolls really come from – if they can be bought at Spar and Pick ‘n Pay, does that make those shops ‘Opposition’? Secondly you have to enjoy the irony of his words “We have refused to join in the race to the bottom…” Ha, that is exactly where this stuff is meant to be used!

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    • LUNGU himself ins’t bothered about such, but his lapdogs and parrots are so confused that he may dispense of them if they do not say something. My personal view is that this could even be coming from within PF itself. Just ignore the nonsense before you actually certify it worth your valuable time and effort. Concentrate on unfinished projects, unemployment, unfulfilled promises, balance of payments, corruption, food security, fuel prices, disease outbreaks such as cholera etc

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  14. Tribalism is very low. UPND is a very very low party. They will never rule in Zambia because they have no substance that they can run on to impress any voter. Humpty Dumpty empty tribal party.

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    • Kindly do away with that SS holocast way of thought that the PF are propagating. Your thinking that you are of the right breed, tribe,party and purest is dangerous the nazis built on that and they got crushed by those that meant good.
      Loosen up and show love to people with different ideologies chi sharon.

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    • DID UPND PRINT THAT TOILET TISSUE IF SO THEN THAT IS A BIT BELOW THE BELT BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS CAN YOU PROVE IT IS THEM?

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  15. The only thing that is good for is wiping one’s ass. The pic makes the session sweeter…
    …and his mouth is open

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  16. Sunday Chanda you dont need to respond to everything. Some things in the media should just go through a news cycle where you hope that tomorrow there will be other more important news. In other words your response has highlighted this issue. In your quest to be relevant within your Party structures, you have actually allowed even those that would have not known the story to know. Don’t let your Lusaka University or is it University of Lusaka Law degree get your better judgement on issues, after all you are using text book theories and not experience. Sometimes with communications and politics let the news play itself. Also when you start branding text books as a party, anything else can be branded too. Who’s idea was that in PF?

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  17. already this is now publicized to many am sure PF is the one who made this Tissue we cant doubt they have put ECL on bag of mealie meal on Matches box on Books what evidence do we have that this one is the opposition? its just logical…

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  18. Don’t blame HH here, this is clearly not desirable. Let it be thoroughly investigated but the biggest question is why this profanity in Zambia? What is causing all this?

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    • Guys don’t blame any other people. PF started this branding philosophy of their ‘great leader. They branded drinking water, women’s Chitenge, motor vehicles and most recently school books. What’s the big deal with the useful toilet paper? ECLs face deserves a presence in every space including the toilet.

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  19. The role of a tissue is like that of an Undertaker, it’s a very important job in society that most people would never be able to do. It is therefore a major insult to the “Right Honorable Toilet Paper” that he should be defaced by a life as low as Koswe Mumphoto!

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  20. Apparently Mumbi-Phiri has the same tatoo of Koswe Mumphoto, one on her pus.sy and another on her left bottock! It’s agony sure! This is the respect he was asking for by rigging an election and asking for recognition. Uku ichenjesa nako kula letelela, uchimbwi no plan!

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  21. We are an issue-based political Party,” he said. Which “issues”are those?

    Corruption, borrowing, stealing, rigging elections? Tell us Sunday Chanda? Dunna reverse is NOT an issue! It is an admission of failure.

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  22. One can clearly see where this is going from here, Chimbwi no Plan will slide into dictatorship to force respect but this will stir up more resentment that will either force the army to overthrow him or worse still someone to eliminate Koswe Mumphoto by assassination. Mark my word.

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  23. Dino,
    Chanda was misquoted, he said they are a “tissue” based party and I fully agree with him and his boss!

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  24. How about shovels with Lungu’s face curved into them cleaning the cholera infested parts of Lusaka?

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  25. So these are just photos of ‘tissue paper Lungu’ . Where is the actual tissue roll?. The tissue roll could have been manufactured in Dubai where they print ballot papers. And what is wrong with the tissue with the picture of Lungu? Free advert. Everywhere no Lungu fye! Konse konse Lungu. Unless Lungu files for image rights of his photos, and removes his portrait from bars and taverns, this is a losing battle.

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  26. This advert looks cool. Its all about creativity. Who says campaigns should only be on tshirts and chitenges. Wake and learn how to be creative.
    Muchinje!

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  27. HH and Kambwili will never rule Zambia because of their mediocrity, and as for Kambwili, he thinks that’s how Sata became popular! Sata never insulted! Sata was a strategist and a man of great humour, also very kind-hearted person! All these attributes, HH and Kambwili lack! So popularity is a pipe dream for them! Tongas are so jealousy of Lungu that they are now just confused! Sata was strategist even when his health was failing him, that’s why he thought through all his leautenants and decided the only humble person among them was Edgar Chagwa Lungu! Hence shocks suffered by Guy Scott, GBM, Kambwili, Sampa etc. Amen! Tissue or no tissue HH and Kambwili will not will in Zambia, let them try the Tonga Islands Republic!

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    • @ 35. You always talk with disdain when you mention the tonga tribe but we know that your hatred is not only for the tonga people but all non bemba and chipata based tribes. You are the type of people who think that God made a mistake to make other tribes. All things might be going well with you but you might just place a curse on your Children. Tone down on your hatred or disaster awaits to strike at your door. Dont say nobody warned you.

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  28. I am certain the chronic loser will never be president in Zambia! I am certain they cannot achieve what the man has achieved in such a short time! I am certain the Panama papers have revealed money laundering department of Under Fives!

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  29. Justifying activity in the effort of remaining relevant. This strategy was adopted by Museveni and Kagame. The idea of re-branding Lungu has now reached desperate levels. You put Edgar Lungu’s image on books yet you accuse opposition parties to put him on toilet roll?! You never thought this one through because had you done your home work, you would have realised that putting the Presidents image on anything to be seen everywhere would serious negative an impact! Verdict: Pf media team is joke, incompetent and extremely useless!! No opposition would dare put Lungu’s image on toilet roll. This is your mess among others, clean it up!

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  30. Justifying activity in the effort of remaining relevant. This strategy was adopted by Museveni and Kagame. The idea of re-branding Lungu has now reached desperate levels. You put Edgar Lungu’s image on books yet you accuse opposition parties to put him on toilet roll?! You never thought this one through because had you done your home work, you would have realised that putting the Presidents image on anything to be seen everywhere would have serious negative an impact! Verdict: Pf media team is joke, incompetent and extremely useless!! No opposition would dare put Lungu’s image on toilet roll. This is your mess among others, clean it up!

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    • no sir. its just in sp. i was in sp. i could feel the wind of change blowing.

      let hh stand as mp in lsk or cb or east province. WE DONT WANT HIM

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  31. This is a PF ati cholera advertisment by bone head du.ll PF bootlickrrs thinking they are doing a commendable job in the wake of the cholera epidemic promoting lungu…….

    Common , how many toilet paper manufactures do we have in Zambia who can not be traced ???

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  32. Kikikikiki….a political strategy towards an assured defeat in 2021! Who told these upndeez that votes come way? You are chasing awzy the votes instead….kikikikiki

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    • Hehehehe badala …..just look at the few printing companies of toilet paper you will find your other PF rats names , they thought ifintu ni lungu nafuti nafuti…….

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  33. Kikikikiki….a political strategy towards an assured defeat in 2021! Who told these upndeez that votes come in that manner? You are chasing away the votes instead….kikikikiki

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  34. No wonder Lungu smells of poop in the face all the time, did you see how Dora was trying to keep a distance from his face last time. You bet she was also holding her breath! Ki Mutabani Koswe Mumphoto.

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  35. It doesn’t matter what a tissue has on it. As long as it does it’s work, its a good tissue.

    Anyway, seriously speaking, it’s appalling that the PF can even waste more time and resources on this. Assuming this is true and the tissues exist, how many people are you going to prosecute? With all the police time, courts and resources needed. Can’t we concentrate on REAL issues for a change? And what’s this paranoia with the opposition? Has Chanda already conducted an investigation that has shown that the opposition is involved? The PF response is really the pits.

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  36. This appalling image represents a very sad commentary on the maturity of Zambian people regardless of political affiliation considering that Zambia, 50years removed from chains, must be included in the modernisation regardless of the many challenging peaks and valleys. Our security systems should be able to crack the the signature always left in such cowardly attacks. If not we are in deep truoble. Stop the nonsense and engage in productive discourse.

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  37. Bad-mouthing a sitting President is becoming typical of Zambian culture.

    President Lungu shall be remembered and good things will be spoken about about him when he leaves ofiice.

    History does repeat itself in this country.

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  38. Why play the blame game when he is not really sure who printed that? Blaming it on opposition smacks of fishing for excuse for the police to arrest the opposition.What should be of solace to PF is that not everyone hates ECL, and not everyone loves him. Who knows, it could even be someone doing ichimbuya by printing that but because we are daft, we think it’s all politics.

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