US might withdraw aid to Zambia over Biti’s deportation

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US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert
US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert

Zambia risks losing aid from the US government following the forced deportation of Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti.

Zambia receives around $US300 million under USAID focusing on six key areas such as health, HIV and AIDS, agriculture, climate vulnerability, education and improving democratic governance.

In a strongly worded statement, the US State Department says the US government will be discussing this matter with President Edgar Lungu and reviewing certain aspects of its cooperation with the Zambian government.

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said the decision to deport Mr Biti is particularly disheartening given the courage that Zambia showed in sheltering thousands of Zimbabwean freedom fighters from Rhodesian aggression in the days of Zimbabwe’s independence struggle.

Ms Nauert disclosed that the United States has summoned in Washington the ambassadors of both Zimbabwe and Zambia to register its gravest concerns.

“We will be discussing this matter with Zambia’s leaders and reviewing certain aspects of our cooperation with the Zambian government,” Ms. Nauert said.

She said the United States Government is deeply concerned that Zambia chose to hand over Mr Biti to the Zimbabwean authorities, and in the face of a reported Zambian court order blocking his expulsion from Zambia.

Ms. Nauert said the US government is also gravely concerned by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists.

She said there should be no role for violence, intimidation, or harassment in the new Zimbabwe.

“The Government of Zimbabwe is now responsible for Tendai Biti’s safety and welfare. We call on Zimbabwe’s leaders to guarantee Mr. Biti’s physical safety and ensure his constitutional and human rights are respected, consistent with the rule of law and Zimbabwe’s international obligations and commitments,” she said.

She added, “While Zimbabwe had a historic opportunity to move the country toward a brighter future for all its citizens, an electoral process marred by violence that does not respect constitutional rights and procedures is not a step toward that future.”

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193 COMMENTS

  1. Lungus government is lawless, period!
    Dora, kampyongo. and Malanji risking Zambias aid from US!

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    • Biti should have flown to the USA.Zimbabweans are very ungrateful people and have never appreciated what Zambia has done for them. If Trump wants to fight everyone, bring it on.

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    • When u do things mungulu mungulu these are the consequences …. we cannot afford to lose any Aid given the countries financial situation every bit of external assistance will be needed… I don’t like aid but with the careless borrowing and all the nonsense the Great Leader did not think of the consequences of his illegal action

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    • Ba Shu shu shu u cannot say bring it on when u are at your weakest it is irresponsible ….u remind me of Sadam Hussein or Gadaffi busy saying bring it on and when it came they couldn’t even have a fighter plane take off the ground. You are over estimating yourself and don’t seem to be appreciating the precarious situation this country is in economically

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    • The ministry of misinformation, thought she was dealing with the semi illiterate audience she is used to misleading. Out of her short sightedness, did not bother to understand the situation and the consequences. Surely do you want your legacy as leader to be illegally obtained properties, tripes to China, buying hand bags and lip stick.The betrayal of Zambians by the PF is just to overwhelming, we are supposed to be seat on Security Council by now. We are even worried about the role we have assumed in SADC, we might just end up being embraced big time.
      No wonder most lazy, immoral, unpatriotic, unprincipled people join politics, in business your brand will have been damaged for ever. The board will have even fire you immediately, no luxury to tell lies or mislead.

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    • @ shu shu shu. The USA wouldn’t refuse to host Tendai Biti. Biti had no way out of his country that’s why he decided to come to what he thought was a country of laws but he was wrong because the people he wanted to entrust with his safety betrayed him. If he had gone to any Zim airport to try to go to USA, he was going to be arrested by Zim authorities. Unfortunately Tendai Biti still thought that this was the same Zambia that Mwanawasa left. He didn’t know that the Zambia he used to know died with Mwanawasa. This country is practically not very different from Zimbabwe in terms of the brutality of the regime and obviously the dictators in the region are competing for the position of who’s the most brutal. Sorry Mr. Biti, maybe next time.

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    • The Americans can hang.

      Please show your patriotism and condemn the US.

      All of us on here are Team Lungu

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • @Steven. How can a failed State be a country of laws to the same person? It’s ridiculously foolish, don’t you think?

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    • @Steven. How can a failed State be a country of laws to the same person, now seeking help from the same country? It’s ridiculously f.oolish, don’t you think?

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    • USA AID TO ZAMBIA is cosmetic aid.
      We get real aid from China for infrastructure development.
      Also, BITI incited violence and broke his country’s electoral laws.
      USA should deal with their lawless and immoral lying Trump who is busy tearing up international treaties.

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    • US should just impose a travel ban on both Zim and Zam PF leader and seize their accounts around the world.

      They do not understand that Zim PF controls what Zam PF. Without Zim PF Zam PF would not have stayed in power fir so long .

      Another real arms struggle is needed to get rid of these PF id1ots.

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    • US and threats go hand in hand. Sanction after sanction everyday. Let them go ahead and withdraw their aid. Let’s see if it can be done, after all, US stands to lose.

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    • @WHAT USA AID? – Are you not ashamed to ask that question surely? You are probably one of these dull resident cadre bloggers who has changed his name today….you go to Lusaka and ask what the US Millennium Account Fund has done for the city.

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    • Shameless, Ghadaffi was silly. He gave up his nuclear weapons. They only thing that ever keeps the west at bay. God said every country should protect itself. It is by Heavens decree.

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    • Indeed there is pride in sovereignty and non interference but also limits when donor financing balances a national budget! It’s foolish pride to lack tact when dealing with donors! Action by Zambia on Biti is treacherous for who in the first place would rush to handing over a person seeking refuge back to those pursuing them knowing fully that the end result will be that person being lynched? Definitely most of the universal donors countries in Africa turn to get fatigued by perpetuating out of favor regimes thus any general election to them means new generation faces in government! Sympathy is with the opposition in Zimbabwe and let’s wait and see how easy lifting of sanctions under Mnangagwa a Mugabe team outcrop will take effect! Zambia ukubilima you should have taken a few deep…

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    • Ba WHAT USA AID, you see how ignorance is dangerous? Who said you get real aid from China for infrastructure development? Borrowing is not aid. America and some Scandinavian countries gives you aid. It’s USAID, not CHINAID. China will take your land and property when you don’t pay. USAID hires Zambians, and has helped to develop the country more than you can imagine. There’s no development if the manpower is sick and dying of HIV/AIDS. Muletasha. China is taking away your wives and the economy, but you want to praise them. Yaba

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    • @ WHAT USA AID… YOU ARE A DANGER TO YOURSELF WITH THAT KIND OF REASONING. APAPENE UTUMA CHOCHOLI TWAKWATAKO FYE INDALAMA MWAYAMBA UKUPONTELA USA, AMERICA HAS BEEN WITH US FOR A LONG TIME GIVING US REAL AID NOT CORRUPT AID FROM CHOCHOLIZ

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    • I spoke about this sometime time back. Bad move by the govt to do this to Biti. I strongly agree with the US State Sept spokesperson. Zambia has a history of being a sanctuary why we turned Biti down is not the Zambia I know. This is such a terrible turn of events.

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    • And some of these PF fool’s relatives are being kept alive by ARV’S funded largely by America,stop funding the fool’s busy supporting PF when their taxes go to fatten their leaders while their health is paid for by donors

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    • Ya ya – Prisons authority claims minister Malanji was never jailed (Zambianwatchdog)
      … As for Malanji, you will not hide your past crimes by abusing government institutions. Time will catch up sooner or later. We know how these things work. Today you might feel important and untouchable, but chickens would surely come home to roast as they always do.
      You see, issues around you are increasing. You stole property from Baldwin Nkumbula’s widow. You stole a car from Sindowe. But most important, you gave false information to a public officer in that you, an Angolan refugee is purporting to be a Zambian; you acquired Zambian identity documents by fraud and giving false information to the ministry of home affairs. This crime will not vanish by using Maggie Nawa to insult us.
      If young…

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  2. You see we told you that Zambia broke int’l conventions now it has come to pass.Human rights and seeking asylum DO NOT require massive breakdown of law and order to be granted.

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    • This is the only language these fooooools understand busy justifying sending back Biti to Junta …next they will say what US aid? Remember that dull boy Father Bwalya who is now Oz ambassador asked what aid US gives to Zambia when the are cleaning sewer pipes in Lusaka because our politicians would rather spend funds on overpriced roads, Firetrucks and Ambulances.

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  3. This remind of the words of one philosopher who said, “WHEN I’M RIGHT NO ONE REMEMBERS, AND WHEN I’M WRONG NO ONE FORGETS.” Zambia since independence has shouldered the heaviest load of refugees in this sub region, and today USA insults in the face over BITI and accuse us to be heartless. Remember that we’re a sovereign state.

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    • A sovereign state must not have a begging bowl mune. You should also be sovereign when funding your budget and in the health sector.

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    • So imwe ba Dude love we cannot not do anything without looking over our shoulders in case big brother USA is watching. I’ll tell what I would if I was in charge. ..I would ask American government to remove all the million plus refugees from all over the world harboring in Zambia and find them a place to go to. Titi Biti is a trouble maker who can easily spark a war between Zimbabwe and Zambia. USA would be very happy because such a war would create jobs in that country.

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    • Mutulang’oma – sovereign state when you can not even have your own budget without assistance from donors like US.

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    • What court order dudelove? Trump and his DoJ officials have just deported some Central Americans seeking asylum despite a court order against the deportation. To you America is free to abuse people but not so for Zambia? In fact this story is fake created by the dysfunctional Upnd media. Trump is not even aware of a person called Titi Biti has been denied asylum. I’ve checked CNN hoping to find the story Zero. I am sure you’re praying that this happens. ..it won’t and if it happens we shall say HH connived with imperialists to undermine our country.

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  4. Withdraw aid these PF thugs broke int’l laws and undermined rule of law by defying court orders on Tendai Biti’s asylum request.Its shocking that Zambia is signatory to 4th Geneva Conventions banning forcible deportation of protected persons.

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    • Which PF thugs when they were recieving instructions from that lazy bum in State House…this is why its important to issue Press briefings ….I hope they send back that moron at the Zambian embassy in Washington as a lesson.

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  5. Please Mr Trump stop giving aid to Zambia immediately enough is enough after all Mr Lungu says Zambia can manage without outside aid

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    • ***** Trump hates anyone that is not white. He would even hate Jesus for being one of melanin. Careful Trump unlike Jesus is only here for a season.

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  6. Shameful blunder. Can’t believe the Zambian government could not think better than they did. Was it on impulse? Why not delay the decision until the brain recovers from its numbness? My bad, can’t think when the brain is numb.

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    • You wonder where JUNIOR and his thick dullards of the smart Zambian Enterprise are when sh&t hits the fan…when we told them this was wrong they called as names…my friends Trump is not Obama he doesn’t mess about he has already extended US sanctions on Zimbabwe.

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  7. The greatest beneficiaries of US aid are those on ARVs, Zambia can’t afford. The US Government has always subsidized the AIDS therapy since the Presidency of George W Bush 2. I didn’t agree with the decision to hand Biti over to Zim authorities. If Zambia didn’t want to host him, they should have allowed him to go elsewhere. PF must learn to consult before making certain decisions. This is regrettable

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    • They rushed Biti to the border at first light knowing too well that there was a court order…PF have been very reckless for far too long its time they learned the hard way and time Lazy Lungu took responsibility for his actions. Did you read Dora response its not even laughable …no wonder US acted as its was a careless statement.
      Lazy Lungu will get his attendance for inauguration but aid is what butters his bread…his leadership or lack of it is going to cost him dearly.

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  8. Lungu, tell them we don’t need them ,

    The kaponyas , let’s hear it , we are sovereign nation……

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    • PF can not even balance the budget without aid ….next it will be EU joining in and they will be dancing like they have fire ants in their pants.

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    • Lungu tell them? With what mouth? Have you ever heard him say anything about anything other than just giving us holidays?

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  9. Not Long ago, Biti presided over the death and destitution of many Zimbabweans when he served under Mugabe. The US cannot give an impression that Biti is a sent, less than one year after Mugabe’s rule. To hell with your ARVs the US. You cant be building a wall against Mexicans and castigate Zambia for refusing to host a thug. What kind of hypocrisy is this? For how long will Africa leave with this. Enough is enough.

    Where is Sondashi. Give us your formula and we will forget about USAID and their ARVs.

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  10. This is the problem with electing clueless 1d1ots into govt. While the PF govt was willing to host Moise Katumbi (a warlord) who is a wanted person by the DRC govt and give him security and escorts, The same couldn’t happen to Tendai Biti. Out of fear of Mnangagwa, the PF government had to do such a shameful thing. This was a time for ECL to at least do something good people would remember him for as president. He should’ve allowed Biti to be given an asylum and further mediated between the ZANU-PF and the MDC alliance to ensure Biti goes back to Zimbabwe with guaranteed safety. Our own Pilato left this country and was given asylum in SA even though he was a wanted person. ECL should know that even Mnangagwa wouldn’t probably do something like that.

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  11. Clearly Zambia broke international law and this was done in the name of President Edgar C Lungu. Again the defiance and arrogance of law enforcement officers in the face of a court order was really 1diotic. Mistakes of Joe malanji will cost Zambia $300 Million.

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    • @ Designer tribalism.
      Do you really think ECL knows that Zambia broke international law? You guys overestimate this man’s knowledge and mental capacity. Apparently ECL is a lawyer. We need to look into what Mulongoti and Siwale have been saying about this guy. This is supposed to be common sense to a person who runs a government. The least the PF could’ve done is even to call a small crisis meeting and consult. Oh I forgot that all PF 1d1iots are clueless so even those consulted were going to give the same answer.

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    • It all boils down to lack of leadership …the man is merely a chancer a useless empty suit..when the US sends back his Ambassador and cut aid he will get the message and wake up. Let’s see if his Turkish mafia will lend him money

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  12. She added, “While Zimbabwe had a historic opportunity to move the country toward a brighter future for all its citizens, an electoral process marred by violence that does not respect constitutional rights and procedures is not a step toward that future.”

    The tone in the comment above gives the impression that the US wanted the opposition to win. The people of Zimbabwe chose a leader of their choice. That thug BITI announced election results before the ZEC did, sparking the violence. We cant condemn violence whilst sanitising the cause for it.

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    • Clearly Zambia broke international law and this was done in the name of President Edgar C Lungu. Again the defiance and arrogance of law enforcement officers in the face of a court order was really 1diotic. Mistakes of Joe malanji will cost Zambia $300 Million.

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    • The violence was at the instigation of the opposition. I am yet to see an African opposition party concede defeat. It’s always rigged.

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  13. To hell with your so called aid which is not even honored in most cases of late. China will sort us out. They do not tie their with stupid conditions. Remember the Trump insults on African countries.

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  14. “Zambia receives about $300m for health ,AIDS and improving democratic governance”

    Its ironic bcuz GRZ’s is proving that its good governance benchmark is actually going backwards funded by the same USA.

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    • Countrymen we need to exercise humility especially when Zambia depends on donor funding and expertise to treat diseases like HIV and Malaria. I’m a patriot living abroad but I will never treat it as that normal for Zambian law enforcement officers to urinate on court orders and defy orders from a High Court Judge. This is what makes Africa a jungle. Where is the rule of law Mr Joe Malanji?

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    • My brother. Lungu couldn’t afford to miss the Inauguration of Munangagwa. You know he loves to be seen around such functions. Coming to the issue at hand, what is cardinal is what does the international law say over such issues where Zambia is a signatory? What makes order in the world is the law and if you dont obey it then the world becomes a jungle.
      If Zambia contravened the law, the Americans have the right to suction us with whatever makes them feel satisfied. May be the PF will come to realise that there are others who can make them accountable if Zambians can not.

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    • Stop day dreaming. The reason we are getting free ARVs is because we cant afford to buy them. The ARVs are giving a life line to the affected citizens of our country thereby reducing the mortality rate which in turn reduces orphaned children.

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    • I hope you have not forgotten how AIDS nearly wiped out an entire generation (20 – 40 years) not too long ago.

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  15. Biti was refused asylum in Zambia based on personal relationship between Mnangagwa and Zambian people.

    Mnangagwa is considered to be Zambian and if the government of Zambia had granted Biti asylum status in Zambia that could have been seen as Zambian government is supporting the opposition leader in Zimbabwe where the president is in fact a Zambian.

    Biti knew exactly what he was doing and honestly he was not genuinely seeking asylum but simply causing trouble between Zambia and Zimbabwe

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    • @ DJ7. Mnangagwa is not a Zambian. There’s no indigenous Zambian with a sir name like Mnangagwa Just like there’s no indigenous Zambian with the name Mtware. Our borders have been too porous and foreigners have been entering our country at will and changing their names to sound like Zambians. Kaunda knew that he was a foreigner that’s why he was not even interested in ensuring that our borders were properly guarded and secured. If Zambia was being ruled by patriots such as Kapwepwe or Nkumbula , we would be doing very fine as a country. Just look at what Mwanawasa did in a short period before he died leaving our country in the hands of a foreigner RB.

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    • Zambia then should have given him safe passage to another country which would have agreed to host him. Zimbabwe has nothing to offer Zambia as it lies in ruins, USA under the much hated Trump has the fastest growing economy in the developed world.

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    • Ba Chanda @20.1 – What DJ7 is saying is that Mnangagwa lived here, went to school here, was a UNZASU leader, a UNIPist and a trained KK cadre. The family still owns a farm in this country — in case you do not know. It is not about his name. This does not mean that he is not ruthless.

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  16. Biti was arrested and released on bail. What’s the big fuss?? Americans badly informed. What intimidation or beating of opposition?? Zimbabwe is functioning normally. If they want to withdraw their aid, let them do so….and carry your embassy and military installations too!!!

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    • Zambian Citizen, Americans badly informed you are joking. They know exactly how Zambian elections where rigged, what they simply saying is STOP IT!

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    • …and why didn’t they shame the PF by showing the whole world the evidence of “the rigging” if they know everything???

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    • Ligging Evidence:-
      A specialised team led by frustrated PF officials in Kalulushi Constituency on the Copperbelt has dug out 12996 ballot papers belonging to the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba in the last 2016 elections.
      Meanwhile, a signed agreement between Kalulushi Constituency PF MP Mulenga Kampamba who is also Information and Broadcasting Minister and her witness on one hand and the former UPND candidate Mr. Mwalilino and his witness has also been discovered showing the UPND candidate was paid K21,000 in exchange for 12996 HH’s votes.
      The doctored Essau Chulu and Priscilla Isaacs announced results show Edgar Lungu got 19,587 while Mr. Hichilema got 11,953 in the Kalulushi Constituency during the last elections.
      The discovery of the…

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      The discovery of the additional 12,996 votes for HH from the Kalulushi graveyard now means Mr. Hichilema won the Kalulushi Constituency votes cast as he got 24,949 beating Edgar Lungu.
      And the trend was the same in most of the Copperbelt constituencies where Mr. Hichilema and Edgar Lungu were beating each other almost at 50/50 in share of votes.
      And there is huge panic among some other PF Government officials including Information and Broadcasting Minister Kampamba Mulenga who have now sent the police to hunt for the people who dug out the hidden ballot papers belonging to the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.
      The UPND situation was even made worse when the UPND candidate for Kalulushi Constituency a Mr. Mwalilino was compromised and got payment amounting to K31,000…

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    • amounting to K31,000 according to the documents seen but sources say Kaizer Zulu released more money later and forced the UPND candidate to withdraw the election petition against Kampamba, and we challenge them both to refute the evidence.
      Kalulushi Police and other security wings are aware of this scam and we challenge them to refute if they have not been hunting for the people who dug out the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s votes from the Kalulushi cemetery.
      The specialised team led by frustrated PF officials on the Copperbelt has made further discoveries and just compiling the data and evidence from other constituencies and will reveal more details of the Copperbelt vote fraud later.
      But so far the emerging trend indicates that most of Edgar Lungu’s votes were also gotten from…

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      But so far the emerging trend indicates that most of Edgar Lungu’s votes were also gotten from other so called smaller parties such as FDD, Rainbow, PAC, etc.
      In the case of Kalulushi Constituency for example, as much 5000 votes were stolen from the small parties and added to Edgar Lungu’s votes, meaning even the 19,587 must be subtracted by about 5000 votes.
      We shall also name the individuals that were part of the Copperbelt rigging scam in collusion with Kaizer Zulu, Essau Chulu and Priscilla Isaacs who has since quit the ECZ as Director of Elections in shame.

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    • Keep on dreaming. The guy that created the story has rejoined the PF. The counting was witnessed by all parties represented, monitors including churches so how did Upnd allow PF to bury the ballot papers? It means your party is sleeping. You’re an agent and you live at the Farm College so you could have seen ballots being transferred to the grave yard as you were going home.

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  17. If this is not hypocrisy then it should “Trumpsim” the ‘stupidity of not coordinating the mouth and the brain’. Heather take a closer look at what you and your government is doing at the Mexican/Us border. Separating children from their parents and detaining asylum seekers. I wonder what could have happened if Tendai Biti showed up at any of the US border seeking asylum? May e it is high time Zambia elected leaders who would be bold enough to send foreigner of Heather’s like packing with their aid to their not so holy land and leave poor countries like Zambia to determine their own fate or destine.

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    • So that is the argument you will take when pleading for them not to withdraw aid ati ‘but even you look what you are doing?’ Does mummy know you are playing with her phone ayi?

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    • Ndanje, bene Trump are not like Lungu who has no clue what his ministries are up to. For the State Department to issue a statement means Trump knows. Goodness.

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  18. Uko!

    This is what I meant when I termed the fiasco a Sad Day for Zambia. But some cadre who couldn’t see beyond the tip of their nose shot back at me with “it’s a sad day for you bwana. Tendai is not a factor in Zambia.”
    The fact is, International Law is far trickier than local political machinations, especially for a begging nation such as ours. The slightest infringement easily irritates the donors.

    I repeat: We should be ashamed of ourselves.

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  19. “US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said the decision to deport Mr Biti is particularly disheartening given the courage that Zambia showed in sheltering thousands of Zimbabwean freedom fighters from Rhodesian aggression in the days of Zimbabwe’s independence struggle.”

    “the decision to deport Mr Biti is particularly disheartening“

    US should withdraw aid to Zambia over Biti’s deportation because evidence are there.

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    • US are not ignorant as you think they have been watching Lazy Lungu’s laid-back stance on the DRC issue where he has rolled out red carpet for Kabila when he is illegally in office. …then he complains to the UN about refugees. There are also instances where Presidential Challenger has landed in Kinshasa, DRC.

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  20. Fuccck you!! You withdraw aid to 15million citizens because of one micreant warmonger Tendai Biti? And tribalists upnd see nithing wring? But of course, remember Namwala in 2016? What did underfive tribalist h.h and the twits in USAsay? Nothing!!!

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    • Awe bane they might withdraw aid because of the !d!ocy of your government and the dullness of Lungu. Tendai is not at fault here. It is PF and it’s dull supporters OK?

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    • This is one dull man …really laughable …even using profanity ..he thinks this about his silly HH oh my god its like taking a ward councillor to the UN to debate about international issues.

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  21. Hehehe! And the advance PaFipuba party to the celebrations for rigged elections in Zimbabwe are already there enjoying tax payers money with impunity.
    Disaster!!!!!

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  22. Africa on the dinner table it’s a meat, and the dinners surrounding the table are super powers like United kingdom, the German, the France, the united states and progressively the Arabs. This was better phrased by the president of united states ???????? in 198something this is what he said in substance “America does what is in her best interest,and I agree with him does Africa do what is In her best interest? Africa is still being colonized.

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  23. We helped Namibia. We helped ANC

    Look at how there are treating us.

    We expect zim govt govt to deport anarchists back to Zambia in 2021 after he losses for 7 times

    I know he will committee ethnic cleansing and and run to Zim

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  24. The best our dear ECL can do is, ask Emmerson not to harm Biti as doing so would draw damnation on his deportation order.

    It is in the best interests of the two heads to handle naughty Biti with care. For the Zm Crocodile, treating Tendai carefully will alley the misgivings of the International Community as regards the claim that Post-Mugabe is a New Zimbabwe. Further, Emmerson will have re-affirmed his claim to the fact that Zim is governed by the rule of Law, and not the teeth of the croc. As for ECL, acceptable handling of Biti will confirm the PF reason for denying the man asylum, namely: His life is not in danger in Zimbabwe.

    Evidence is that the two have talked as seen from the fact that Tendai is back home after appearing in court yesterday. He wasn’t murdered or…

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  25. Did Bitcoin a felon in his country and was subject to law enforcement in Zimbabwe Was his entry in Zambia Political or a Visitation Was his life under threat by those elected In Zimbabwe What was Zimbabwe’s and Zimbabweans going to take it and think about Zambia shielding a person who had committed some felon What was going Zimbabwe’s reaction to the shielding of Bitcoin

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    • What Felon? Did you read the charges against him? Did you not also see the court order not to deport him?

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  26. Cont./
    Evidence is that the two have talked as seen from the fact that Tendai is back home after appearing in court yesterday. He wasn’t murdered or incarcerated as feared.

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  27. When US comes out this strong that means they have the evidence.

    Who can override the court decision? All of us we should be troubled by this.

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    • At least HH never bolted even after being bombed. That one I’ll give him. In fact no Zambian opposition leader even under pressure has ever run away from the country. Yes we’re a land of brave men who would rather die on home soil rather than exile.

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    • Look at this immature blogger talking about someone who was wrongly detained and wasted 100 days of his life sh*tting in buckets and sleeping on the floor in a small disease infested prison cell in a maximum prison.

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    • Iwe gay gay cheekala chawiso if you’re bored go sleep with your mother. I’ve told you I don’t want you to engage me. Do I comment on your fullish posting. Satan yok. Get a life.

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  28. He incited violence and people died

    Let him provide proof in court that Croc rigged

    Why run away

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  29. It was a question of what would my neighbour think now of this The easiest was to hand him over and avoid stifling Zim Zambia relationship is reasons for asylum were not conficing like the Minister of Information had said Zambia is typically non aligned Country if you can see in its relationship with Neighbours internal and political affairs See the events below

    Tibor Nagy, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, in a series of posts on Twitter says he strongly urges authorities in neighboring Zambia to allow Biti to stay there until his asylum request can be “appropriately evaluated” or allow him safe passage to a third country.

    Zambia’s foreign minister says the reasons Biti gave for seeking asylum…

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  30. Funny thing is the most repressive regimes such Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, the two Sudans have never been threatened with aid withdraws. Maybe it’s time we did away with foreign aid. For how long are we going to remain slaves of aid. It’s funny again how bitter fellow country men are rejoicing at this nonsense. If KK was a coward who could easily succumb to such threats, all countries in the Subregion would probably not been liberated. If I were Edgar I would just tell the USA that Bitirice is a danger to our internal security going by his previous actions against the government. And this fu****ker why did he have to choose Zambia instead of Botswana like the late Nkomo did?

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    • Doing away with foreign with the current crop of clueless leaders is suicide. Let us calmly wait for this dull government to go away then we can consider doing away with aid.

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    • If the current leadership is clueless, the one in waiting is cursed and would ravage the country. Tell me, how does the largest opposition fail to field a candidate in a parliamentary by-election?? If the current govt is dull, the opposition is delinquent and should never be allowed near power!!

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    • Ba Dude love if you think the people running government why don’t you form government and show us how clever you’re. Don’t tell me about rigged elections because that can’t happen according to Vernon Johnson Mwaanga. If elections are rigged we’d still be under the same party from 1964.

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    • I don’t need to form government when there is already an opposition party I vote for. What’s with the childish argument dude? Economic growth has shrunk because we have clueless chaps at the helm. Dull Lungu cannot even give a state of the union address and somehow to you geniuses that is fine. No one knows the exact debt stock of the country and our credit rating keeps on being downgraded and on top of that you blatantly ignore a court order and break international law. Yet somehow you proclaim we have competent people running this nation. If you define these results as being the work of competent people, what does that say about your IQ ayi?

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  31. africa has no true leaders thats why we are sufferring in the land of plenty african leaders like to associate with chinese mafias CHINESE are colonisers and thieves in africa they destroyed industries and act like a holy cow the usa has its own mistakes but they help in times of need zambia aouthorities are also oppressors they walk as zanupf walk i now come to understand that liberation movement are OCULTS CAUSE WHEREREVER THEY LEAD THERE IS MISERY

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    • So even Biti is not a true leader. Don’t taken in by these politicians. They are all the same.

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  32. “did not have merit, so he is being held in safe custody and we are trying to take him back to Zimbabwe.” The decisions was typically made on the basis of non interference in others Internal Affairs as you can see from Zambia’s foreign policy towards its neighbouring countries tough different story wit UN Refugees status

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    • Tell that to the disappearing Upnd members. …to them the USA threats is window of hope for them to form government.

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  33. We appreciate AID from anyone but that does not mean we as a Sovereign Country are a colony of those that give us AID .
    We have a right to make our own decisions .That is why we fought for independence.
    This is why the government must review and take control of our mines so that we can have enough money to avoid being controlled by those who give us AID.
    Arabs in the Gulf States took control of their OIL from these colonialists and developed their countries .
    Those minerals we have ,will not be there forever, therefore, we as Zambians must control our minerals to our own benefit before they are depleted.
    Let us live within our means with what we have and do away with this manipulative so called Donor assistants . It will be painful initially but eventually we shall shall overcome…

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    • Super contribution Mikayele,
      That’s something I’ve been advocating for ages. I was involved in such transformation of the tin mines in Bolivia.
      I once sold the idea to Mr MMB Mwale when he was the minister of mines

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    • Its about the treaties you signed iwe. Why sign international treaties that you break and you think there will be no consequences? Its not ifya sovereign shani uko. As long as you depend on aid ifya sovereign is just on paper. Elo as long as you continue electing clueless chaps like Lungu, you can forget about reclaiming your minerals.

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    • @39.2 Mikayele.. You have points BUT YOU HAVE FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE that we, Zambians are AN UNDISCIPLINED LOT!! KK nationalized the mines in the same spirit the Arabs of Iraq,Algeria and Libya did and the Iranians did to control their oil. The RESULT IS WE BROUGHT POLITICS INTO RUNNING MINES UNTIL WE GROUND THEM NEAR HALT!! WE LACK COLLECTIVENESS IN OUR WAY OF DOING THINGS AND WE STILL MIX STATE AND POLITICS WHICH DESTROYS GOVT INSTITUTIONS, STATE ENTERPRISES INCLUDED!! JUST SEE HOW WE RUN ZESCO,ZAMTEL and some few remaining parastals!!If we take that to the mines as we did last time, with a bigger population with more exposure to the outside, there will be unrest as we are bound to face economic troubles due to mismanagement!

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  34. This is how beggars get treated!!! Africans can’t manage thier own homes let alone mange a country.

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  35. The 300 Millions dollars they are threatening to withdraw is pocket change compared to Billions in taxes they are dodging in Zambia ( by America proxy companies working in Solwezi). This is a new Africa. We don’t subscribe to cheap threats. The Chinese will help us. America and trump wants to create confusion and trouble in Africa. In any case let him just answer charges and he will released on bail.

    CHAGWA is very wise indeed. He is not an American stooge.

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    • Chagwa is dull please. If Chagwa was wise he wouldn’t be running after IMF nefimina crying. If you think Chagwa is wise ninshi what level of dullness could you possibly be at??

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    • In all honesty you dont even know the difference between a Canadian company and a US company …surely how can you have the intellect to discuss such issues….dont blame others for your own mistakes!!

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    • Zimbabwe had a look east policy when we antogonised the west. The results of placing hope and faith in the Chinese are there for all to see…a broken disfunctional economy. The Chinese are only interested in their own welfare hence they will only exploit your resources and never want to rock the boat by commenting on human rights abuses in host countries. Be careful on what you wish for.

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  36. No issue here as President Elect Mnangagwa ordered to have Tendai Biti released from police cells last evening.Biti is free enjoying life at his home.US should just relax and should not involve Zambia in Zim politics!!As for you “cuundu chaitwa” party followers,stop celebrating such evil news as this is what makes your Kainde to lose elections in Zambia!!!Believe you me,Kainde shall never enter state house out of wishing Zambia dark days!!!Biti and other MDC officials caused deaths in Zim last week due to their desperation for power just like Kainde here in Zambia!!
    I agree with “MUSHOTA”,YES USA CAN HUNG THAN TAKING US AT RANSOM FOR NOTHING!!

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  37. Thats wwhat poverty does, even dogs can insult you. Sometimes white people can force me to say bad things…..USA teaching Zambia how to respect Asylum seekers?

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  38. Trump government is the most useless, using bribes to control other countries wont work here. Those who are supporting USA should try migrating there and see how they will deport you like sick animals even before reaching the airport. Anything coming from the trump administration should be treated as rubbish…..the man is a pure racist who has no good words for anything african.

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  39. Even if it is wanting to stand by ECL and his ministers at all cost, how can it make sense to any law abiding Zambian for a court order to be disregarded like this. Lets look at the bigger picture here instead of just holding onto cadre mentality. If a standing government has no regard for the judiciary then we are very much in a banana situation and those in power actually have absolute power. Whether Biti is fine or not or whether you think USA is overstepping the issue, you as a law abiding Zambian should be very worried that you have a govt that can with impunity disregard the country’s judiciary.

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    • Well said iyee , GRZ went against rule of law and against int’l laws.Zambians don’t realize that’s a greater harm to them than withdrawal of aid.

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  40. And as for those who think AID from the USA is not that important believe you me it accounts for almost 90% of the ARV’s in the country. We as Zambians all know that you are either infected or affected by HIV due to its extreme high prevalence in our country so don’t be commenting here like the aid is child’s play. Don’t be those people who are reactive and have absolutely no sense to be proactive. What do you want, people to start dying like flies before you realize the importance of the aid?

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  41. Who is surprised by this reaction? They divided Africa, they shipped our ancestors through the middle passage and instigate strife in many corners of the world, so what will stop them from trying to impose their way on us through blackmail? Bring it on Uncle Sam.

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    • Docile and gullible as ever …bring on what? You dumb foools forget that we live in a global village where every action there is a reaction …your dumb lazy President thought he was dealing with silly opposition in the UPND..he got his fingers burnt. So dont bring on that nonsense about colonization if you had any brains you would stand on your two feet and not rely on aid and loans.

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    • Jay jay never ever call colonization as nonsense ever again. Our grand parents died for you to type that very nonsense you just did.

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  42. Biti was ill advised by HH to come to Zambia. He consciously took a chance despite what he said about the Zambian Government. So he should not have expected a red carpet welcome. He thought his friend HH had enough influence to facilitate his so called asylum. It’s funny! How could he come to Zambia where his friend HH claims has political exiles in other countries. These opposition guys are a bunch of cartoons.

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    • You are the one totally I’ll advised and ignorant. HH never told biti that. Just enjoy your filthy dirty money from ba koswe and ba kolwe.

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  43. It si not about individuals deciding on the aid that come from USA, the foo1s inveted the VIRUS in their own labs and hence they MUST just continue fighting the scourge . The people with Gods HEART IN USA who will also protest if they stop that aid. After all USA is for everybody and no one should claim to be an indigenous American. Stop scaring us you id1ots!

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  44. Selective or discriminatory justice does not work well for Africans. USA must respond affirmatively, why it looked on whilst I, a UN Diolomat was pillaged in abuse if Zambia’s justice system: on false pretext which passed through one of Banks, the UNFCU, after my fellow Zambians committed fraud on my UN benefit entitlement and sought if extorting my money through false fraudulent litigations, in which members of Tendai Biti’s Team, embarrassingly abused the Judical process and stole from me like imbeciles. To date the said lawyers, induced members of the judiciary and stole documents from files and illegally removed my suit from the cause list, after I sued the Attorney General and 31 of the same pillagers. I asked the USA and the UN in particular to intervene in the false claims and…

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  45. the Chinese offer visible aid, these Americans are the ones who actually steal from us hugely, they come as peace cops and what ever voluntary work with hidden agendas. am not partisan but i think every one has to have pride. this issue of being scared that the reactions of the likes of America will affect us is what is making this country to have lazy bums who can not actually do anything of there own apart from begging. i think its high time we started to re-brand Zambia if will attain self reliance. we have alot of resources which i think if we put our heads on, we can have all we want. am one of the few few that actually praised hon Harry Kalaba’s statement against the ka Korean prsident who has never in his life time respected rule of law. just because he is in one of the G5s he…

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    • The Chinks offer visible aid? what nonsense is this …you mean aid that you can put in your pockets. This current crop of leaders are too lazy and damage has already been done we are in the red.

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  46. We are a sovereign country, this thing of poking your pink noses in our affairs cannot be condoned. we are not iran or Syria. leave us alone, its our country we allow who we want to allow just as you do so in your so called USA. Ukutumpa.

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  47. The case of Biti cannot be termed as deportation. He never lived in Zambia. He was denied entry and asylum right at the border. I do not think this can be termed as deportation.

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  48. Brace yourselves people these thugs and uneducated gangsters in government will soon cost us our livelihoods. They root and now they want to destroy.

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  49. America must be very ashamed of themselves for being such hypocrites. As we speak, America is doing very very things they are condemning Zambia for!! They are deporting Asylum seekers in defiance of court orders!! please read the link below

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  50. In this episode it is clear that Zambia is not just breaking domestic laws, but it is also breaking international law. If a government can break both international and domestic laws, what would prevent it from rigging elections?

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  51. Not that i agree with what Zambia has done, but America should be genuine and truthful when handling and commenting on issues. Under Donald Trump America is under a dictatorship worse than Lungu or Mnangagwa. If you follow American politics, you will know what i am talking about. It is quite upsetting for a country practicing worse human right abuses like America to be talking down on you and putting on a holier than though attitude when they are doing the same things. Zambians please, dont just jump and yap about everything America says without checking facts. Go to CNN today for a reality check. America is not what you think it is!!!

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  52. AMERICAN DOUBLE STANDRADS
    Today, an angry federal judge blasted the Trump administration and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after he learned that a pair of asylum-seekers were on a plane being deported to El Salvador at the same time that their attorney was in court fighting for their right to stay in the US. The judge said the immigrants should not be deported while their cases are pending. The immigrants were back in Texas yesterday evening, after their plane was quickly turned around on the ground in El Salvador.

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  53. SOME LEADERS FIWELEWELE.
    I PRAY USA WITHDRAW THE FUNDING.
    YOU WILL SEE THE IMPACT LATER.
    WHAT HAPPENED TO TENDAI BITI WAS UNFORTUNATE.

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  54. iliko BAD bola pansi bane , prepare holes to hide ask LIATO how to did and burry yourself also ask THE wise Zambian People from the EAST do ka small Tunne yalula bola , BITTIS ISSUE IS NOT THE ISSUE THE AMERICANS A RE BITTER OF THE FACT IS AN OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF TO CONDEMN AND PUNISH ZED. BECAUSE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PF WITH TURKY , KUWAIT and (CHINA) Basopo MUZANYA BANE

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  55. I just don’t understand as to why GRZ deported a person seeking protection from criminals. Who advised Lungu ? I saw it coming coz the way our Government behaved was so inhuman. Eifi balanda ati malibu yaku ilombela. Lungu and GRZ you asked for it guys. You wanted to appease the ZANU-PF of Zimbabwe…..Please let all those who advised Lungu wrongly be fired.

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    • This is why I tell people that Lazy Lungu is a useless man..you don’t have to a lawyer to understand that you can not disobey a court order. The man thinks everything is a by-election where he does his underhand tactics.

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  56. Zambia when you sign international laws you are duty bound to abide by them especially people seeking protection from well founded harm.Forget the small $300m aid ,the biggest blow is our lack of rule of law.

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  57. PF Stup!dity knows no boundaries! Just tell Trump to go ahead and sign a total freeze of Aid! Zambians need to learn manners!

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  58. I urge the US to punish these lunatics here in zambia. What has happened in Zimbabwe is what took place in zambia.

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  59. The ignorant and pompous Joe Malanji – Minister of Foreign Affairs has failed to defend his stupid actions of defying a court order. As we write the USA govt has summoned Zimbabwe and Zambia envoys to denounce arrest and deportation of opposition leader Tendai Biti. This is why we the people insisted on the recent constitutional review that a minimum qualification for an MP should be a GCE certificate; this is an irreducible minimum. President Mnangagwa tweeted yesterday that he intervened and got Biti released by the courts, a question is what else will he influence the courts to do?

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    • Whereas education is important in general, in Zambia we being let down by very knowledgeable people. Have you ever interrogated this issue? Beware simplistic panaceas.

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  60. USA wants to THREATEN E.C.L or ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT because ,of late THE RUSSIANS want to bring ENERGY PLANT in Zambia.Last week RUSSIAN survivors had a meeting with government officials over the same move. US want to protection from her IBEX HILL, AMERICANS MILITARY BASE .America ALWAYS never work where her traditional ENEMY which RUSSIA.

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    • What has your comment got to do with the court order that was defied by the Zambian government?

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    • The story is fake worked out by the Upnd media section. Trump can’t even pronounce the name Biti. ..he would say Byty.

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  61. flag Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Is it just me who thinks this Heather Nauert woman bears a striking resemblance to Cameron Diaz… wow!

    As for Biti’s deportation, it was a dumb move and a huge miscalculation by these PF dimwits. They need to apologize to Tendai Biti publicly and save face.

    Those who think China gives us aid are completely wrong. All China gives us are loans with inflated interest rates that have corruption attached that your PF thieves pocket some. FYI China is still a 3rd world country and as a matter of fact, we receive our most aid money from Scandinavian countries, Japan, US and UK . Rule of law is important even in [email protected] Trump’s USA. Remember the courts once overturned his Muslim ban and he obeyed the courts.

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  62. today’s us trump is a total mess. there’s so much sh it going on that it seems highly hypocritical in many respects. there’s a an ongoing feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia right now and the us has pretty much said deal with it. but now they see it fit to flex their muscles. trump is all about money, that’s all he’s looking at, he’s never cared for any African country or people anyways, so any excuse to cut the aid will gladly do so. if it were on merit or moral grounds, they’d have backed Canada, it’s nato ally. but they’ve looked the other side. oil money

    but lungu and his fo ools are something else. they have no brains, they don’t thing things through. it’s so sad. they’ve taken Zambians for granted and you’ve stu pid cadres who are so ignorant they don’t know…

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  63. Good move by U.S it was unfair for them to take him back to Zambia at least they could have help him to go to South Africa or another country…

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  64. There are serious allegstions surrounfing Tendai Biti over Zimbabwe’s elections especially relating to the riotous behaviour by some Zimbabwean citizens towards the announcement of the winner by ZEC and about 6 people died bcoz of the same incident believed to be steared by the very Tendai .The question I have for Trump is why are you not seriously concerned about the six people who died? Only very concerned with Biti who has not been killed but being pursued to face the law? Trump administration leaves much to be desired….I miss barrack Obama-concerned Zambian Citizen

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  65. If you scratch my back ,I will scratch yours in return, Zanu PF helped the elections to be rigged in Zambia n this is a way by PF to show solidarity by deporting Biti into Mnangagwa ‘s jaws

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  66. “the decision to deport Mr Biti is particularly disheartening given the courage that Zambia showed in sheltering thousands of Zimbabwean freedom fighters from Rhodesian aggression in the days of Zimbabwe’s independence struggle.”
    I will include:
    “the decision to withdraw Recognition of Western Sahara is particularly disheartening given the courage that Zambia showed in supporting an oppressed people during their justified independence struggle.”
    “the decision to side with Israel and abandoning the PLO is particularly disheartening given the courage that Zambia showed in cutting ties with Israel in 1965 ”
    Lungu where are you from?

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  67. lets not mistaken emotions for action, the US should put their emotions away and look at this at the bigger picture, no country would want to give a asylum to a fugitive of another country, not even US would do that, just because we are third world country it doesn’t mean we are foolish to allow such catastrophes at international level, there for the spokesperson of the white house had no right to call Zambians heartless next time you use ur brain and not your heart.

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  68. Just impose travel bans on the Zambian leadership (mafia) so that we save money please USA we beg you. Don’t let this opportunity slip out of your hands. Kindly give me DT’s email address I write him an email to this effect.

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  69. In a brief statement early on Thursday evening, following People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti’s release on $5,000 bail, President Emmerson Mnangagwa released a three-tweet statement.

    “Tendai Biti was released earlier today following my intervention. At such a crucial time in the history of the new Zimbabwe, nothing is more important than unity, peace and dialogue(1/3),” he tweeted.

    “Equally important, however, is an adherence to the rule of law. I repeat – no one is above the law. Thus due to the serious nature of the allegations of incitement, due process will continue. (2/3)”

    “I call on all parties to immediately cease from all forms of incitement to violence, and to conduct all activities solely within the framework of the law. All Zimbabweans must join us now in…

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  70. We like our partnership with the US We understand the Politics in Zambia and it means but we feel this statement is rather unconnected to the lives of people of Zambia the funds Save The Us should act intelligently with a broader view and still enjoy friendship with zambia apart from Politics

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  71. You whether we are wrong or whatever on this Biti issue. US shud not be in a habit of issuing threats to Third World countries. It Wud hv been better if America could point out that Zed what you did was wrong nxt time….. It’s just like a hsband who threatens divorce to his wife just bcoz of a wrong committed by a wife.

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  72. Its about Interests in Zimbabwe with the Chinese taking more foot prints It has implications for Zim longterm Look at the recent roads infra mining and agricultural contracts by muna It feels okay You need to balance and support all fronts rater tan being pro especially with demographics in Zim The Us should also be sharp and separate Zim Politics from Zambia We acted in Such to avoid another Peter Zuze event

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    • EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT SUPPORT ZAMBIA’S HANDLING OF THE BITI THING, THE STATEMENT FRO THE US IS EXTREMELY UNFORTUNATE.
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      Tendai has not died. Zambia acted on first impulse and that it’s suspected wrong doers across other foreign countries would be brought back to it in the spirit of brotherly behaviour. The the US deal with Zimbabwe and leave Zambia out of this. Why would the current USA be threatening every country in the world and under the sun with sanctions. Do they not have better vocabulary let alone diplomatic etiquette when challenged and faced with opposing views. This behaviour sucks y’all.

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  73. What Aid does USA give to Zambia? USAID, CDC, PEPFAR run projects in Zambia. These projects are tendered and won by American companies. No Zambian company has ever won these projects. The money is disbursed to American Companies.Less than 30% is used for implementation in Zambia. Most of the money is paid to the USA companies. USA needs Zambia, Africa for its militarisation do not be cheated

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  74. shame on America look on Kabul a he is busy killing him people in Congo america is doing nothing on kabila the reason they are busy looting in DRC. DRC doesn’t have any rule of law.they can’t do anything recently he closed the borders to bar katumbi from entering they did nothing shame on america

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  75. Next time, US State Department officials should translate their statements into Tonga for majority of UPND Cadres to understand. Maybe they won’t stink up a ballyhoo to stay relevant.

    If that attempt at bumper cars just got under-five scolded including by his erstwhile USA State Department rather than the peoplé’s hero he imagined, just where would this mischief end-up? It’s a purely Zimbabwe Affair with Biti having his day in Court. People deserving Asylum if not granted rot in dungeons. Not Court with bail granted. Isn’t that so for that Pilato too?

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  76. Zambia should never accecpt such intimidation. However, the deportation of Tendai Biti was deplorable. You can not do that????

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  77. Chamisa has petitioned the election results and like in Zambia the has a room of only 14 days. Meanwhile Biti is at home after appearing in court for inciting violence which resulted in loss of life. So what we wasting our time for? Zimbabweans are capable of solving their problems without our interfering USA included.

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  78. America stop issuing those threats before I tell North Korea. In your country blacks are being short at by your police and you say all is well.

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  79. This aid is veiled and most bloggers here are naive and do not see. This is money from the plunder of African resources by the rich West. They are just giving it back as “aid” because they are haunted by guilt. So they will use it to twist arms here and there to get their way.

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  80. How many thousands of foreigners are in Zambia that biti becomes a special issue to USA? Biti himself ran away from Zim a sign of being guilty. If these is your new International Relation ba Trump, them you got it all wrong. Take your Aid, others will help. After all its aid with conditions for our natural resources. What is wrong with you? We have sacrificed our country and resources and we are still housing thousands victims; infact much of the wealth of this country was spent on that. Go ahead and freeze your help. So imwe now your new international policy is create more enemies than friends? You are from Canada, Rwanda, N/Korea, Mexico, Turkey, rubbish go. Yes we need your but we did not throw away our being, remember. Nafulwa sana!!!!

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  81. The biggest problem we africans have is fear,when funds are withdrawn will that stop aids or death no.So we need to start looking at things that will make us independent and not dependent.The problem we have today isthe lack of independence we are still controlled or better still under colonial rule.Let us as a people liberate ourselves.The bible says for lack of knowledge people perish.My african family let us make ourselves free
    Zambians Zimbabweans are very sly and selfish when things get better for them you will see how they will laugh at us forgetting we stood by them when times were hard.

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  82. Have the eediots who are celebrating ever asked themselves why USA is not a member of the International Criminal Court.?

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  83. Did she even say anything about aid yet. If so, will Zambia cease to be?
    Truth not to be hidden, the U.S and Zambia both need each other.

    Stop blaming the government of the day every time with no proper background.

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