President Edgar Chagwa Lungu posing for a photograph with SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax after a meeting at State House on Friday, August 3,2018 . The President is the incoming Chairman for the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Security and Defence. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu posing for a photograph with SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax after a meeting at State House on Friday, August 3,2018 . The President is the incoming Chairman for the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Security and Defence. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE ©2018

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary Stergomena Tax has commended President Edgar Lungu for accepting the Chairmanship for the Organ on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation.

Dr. Tax noted that the SADC Chairmanship for the organ on Tax, Defense and Security Corporation, is not an easy task as it calls for serious commitment, time and resources.

She was speaking in Lusaka today when she paid a courtesy call on President Lungu at State House.

Dr. Tax stated that the meeting with President Lungu was aimed at briefing the Head of State on important issues that come with the SADC Chairmanship and also to provide guidance.

She added that her visit also involves exchanging views on the role of the Chairmanship as well as how to relate with other structures within the community.

The SADC Executive Secretary said other issues of importance that needed to be discussed with President Lungu include the general political situation in the region and consolidation of democracy among the SADC member countries.

And Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda told journalists that the meeting also looked into the security situation in the region and also focused on the electoral process in Zimbabwe.

Mr. Chanda said Dr. Tax is hopeful that the two political parties in Zimbabwe will resolve their post-election situation in a civilized manner that would stabilize peace in that country.

He also said the SADC Executive Secretary further revealed that President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila assured SADC that he would abide by the country’s constitution that bars him from contesting in the December elections.

Meanwhile, Mr. Chanda said President Lungu who takes up the SADC Chairmanship this month pledged his commitment to promoting democracy in SADC member states.

Mr. Chanda said President Lungu made an assurance to offer the experience that Zambia has demonstrated during transitions to promote and maintain peace in the region.

He added that among other things, President Lungu pledged his commitment to ensure that all parties taking part in the December DRC elections, campaign freely and that the election unifies the people in that country.

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu posing for a photograph with SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax after a meeting at State House on Friday, August 3,2018 . The President is the incoming Chairman for the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Security and Defence. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu posing for a photograph with SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax after a meeting at State House on Friday, August 3,2018 . The President is the incoming Chairman for the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Security and Defence. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu posing for a photograph with SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax after a meeting at State House on Friday, August 3,2018 . The President is the incoming Chairman for the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Security and Defence. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu posing for a photograph with SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax after a meeting at State House on Friday, August 3,2018 . The President is the incoming Chairman for the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Security and Defence. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE ©2018
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42 COMMENTS

    • ECL is now running SADC Defense and living his dream and there you are Gay Gay doubling down on running your mouth and hoping your dreams would ever come true … really laughable, like you say.

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    • @Jay Jay: Since the chairmanship of this organ is on ROTATIONAL BASES, so you wanted him to refuse based on what reasons? And you wonder why some of us call you an “INTELLECTUALLY BANKRUPT MORON.”

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    • @Yambayamba … I could not have said it better. These intellectually dishonest morons like Jay Jay are a total disgrace to this country.

      Bauze, bauze Ngozi … bauze ba nvenzese leo!!!

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    • Lazy bum insolent tribal hooligan and bully son of a tribal polygamist and online tribal leader of a tribal grouping farting in public.

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    • So then why commend someone for something that he cant refuse…really laughable… that how utterly useless these talkshops are including AU which is busy watching whilst sitting on its hands on whats going on in DRC.

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    • Yambayamba and peptalk you reflect the demise in Zambian education cos you fail to engage. JJ is commenting on how lame it is to commend someone for taking up a position when this is a given. He isn’t saying Lungu should refuse.

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    • Lazy bum insolent illiterate tribalist hooligan bully son of a polygamist tribal father cum online leader of a tribal organization chief horganiser for Hakainde Mentally-Disabled.

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  1. B R Mumba, its a shame having people like you on earth, you contribute nothing and you know nothing.

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    • It’s great to be a shame in “Smallman fimo fimo’s” warped mind … tell us about your exploits. I know what kind of material I am made of and your cretin opinion doesn’t count. Very comfortable in my own skin, I am.

      Life Is A Serious Enterprise, What A Sweet Life ~ B R Mumba, Sr

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    • BRM … ignore bitter failed politician like “smallman” here. They are no match for you we all know how much we have learned from your blogs compared to just insults from the likes of him.

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    • @Pep Talk … natotela mukwai. Besides, I have stopped giving too much information on this blog. No need to waste valuable information when it can be passed on directly to the beneficiary entities.

      It’s better for guys like “Smallman” fimo fimo to remain blind and continue losing elections, it’s better for them that way ~ B R Mumba, Sr.

      Even greater for the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise that way these ignoramus don’t ever get to be in charge of the instruments of power.

      Which this rotation ECL is not only only Commander In Chief of Zambia but the entire SADC. Imagine giving such power to balya ngikwite???

      Heaven help us all …

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    • BRM … you’re welcome. The sooner we start exposing these morons for who they really are the better for us all. Like you say, they are low IQ morons and may I add; they are nothing but low life scam too!

      Ciao!

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    • @#4, Mumba is one of the wisest person on LT. Tribal mentally myopic chaps like you and HaJAYJAY cannot not notice wisdom that is why you will go to your in-laws with backside dirt.

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    • Top ranking members of Plunderers Federation “intelligentsia” (Lol) congratulating each other on theirs “knowledge” and “expertise” in arse licking of theirs convicted Endemically Corrupt Leader!!!

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  2. SADC just like most other african regional organisations has lost its usefulness. SADC is just an old boy’s club whose prioriity is to safegaurd the interests of african despots. Look what happened during the upheaval in zimbabwe that led to the ousting of mugaba. during that time SADC and african union were quiet and where even prepared to send in troops to protect one of their own, mugabe. few months later, they are now in support of the crocodile and yet before he ousted mugabe he was seen as a criminal. So this appointment of lungu is nothing but just few despots scratching each other’s backs. This is why africa cannot develop. There is need for a revolution and i surely hope that this type of leadership will end with the death of babyboomer generation of leaders.

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  3. THE OLD BOYS CLUB….totally irrelevant organisation and largely there to protect despots in power.

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  4. SADC is a usless gathering of corrupt wannabe tin pot dictators…..
    SADC watched on as Mugabe terrified his people , fleeing, some only to be burned alive in SA…..SADC watches as kabila refuses to step down….infact these corrupt leaders have an unwritten code ,

    ” don’t call me a dictator if I refuse to leave office, you might want to stay on yourself.”

    Their tried and tested method of deflecting attention away from any crackdowns on democracy is always the same ……..blame imaginary imperialists of wanting to take over and steal the wealth of the already suffering masses…

    Only Ian khama is the exception….the rest are all corrupt theives..

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  5. Shallow titles and roles won’t make any difference, the real meat is whether Lungu has the proper insight ,negotiating skills and proper teeth to enforce rules. Musi Maimane and Julius Malema has more power and influence in SADC than Lungu.

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  6. UPND cadres you are really a problem I don’t know why you think like a mad cow .You expect HH to be a chairman of SADC where is that dream coming from?No matter how much you will condemn ECL he is still ruling Zambia no matter how much you can insult him dont think Habaye Hazaluza (HH) will be a president of Zambia no no .

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    • MAD COW DISEASE from cow dung from Animo Farm from Hakainde Mentally Disabled from Tribal Grouping from Larry Mweetwa from Mutinta from Charmaine from the most hated organization in modern Zambian era!

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  7. Jealousy is a bad trait. I disagree with president Lungu on a lot of things, but we should be grateful SADC and Africa recognize his achievements. We would be dealing with presidents like the awful ones in Zimbabwe and Congo DRC.

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  8. 20 YEARS EXISTENCE*

    …_They sold the soul to the devil: it’s now deliver the country or your soul_

    By Mweemba Habazoka

    The United Party for National Development (UPND) was formed in December 1998. The Party turns 20 years old in December 2018. Today its desperation has reached an all-time high because time is running out for them to either deliver the country or their soul. The patience of their 20-year-old-financiers have continued to wear thin and thin by the failure of the party to deliver as per their promise despite the financiers’ unwavering financial commitments that resulted in its leaders’ immense wealth which they stand to lose as per deal they signed almost 22 years ago in the run up to infamous privatisation exercise in Zambia. The UPND is fixed between the rock and…

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  9. “…..President Lungu pledged his commitment to ensure that all parties taking part in the December DRC elections, campaign freely and that the election unifies the people in that country…”

    As if lungu archived any of that in Zambia….we have never seen this level of political violence , procecussions , tribal divisions and moral decay as of now under lungu. It had to take the CW to intervene , even amnesty international has for the first time reprimanded Zambia…

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  10. I have never voted in my life because i have always known & understood that the maddening *****s like Mumba Sr above are in a majority so it’s certain they’ll carry the day. If you think I’m kidding try having a five-minute conversation with the average Bemba or Nyanja voter. I mean if voting changed anything this kleptomaniac tribal cabal will make it illegal. The solution in to curve Zambia into two nations, let thieves remain alone.

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    • We have known it that the rantings of Animo farm is meant to dividing Zambia! Animo Farm, IT WILL NEVER happen! LOSERS! TRIBALISTS!

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