Lungu attends Late Mwanawasa’s 10th memorial service

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) lays wreaths on the gravesite of the late third Republican President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa during the tenth Memorial Service at Embassy Memorial Park on Sunday, August 19,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) lays wreaths on the gravesite of the late third Republican President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa during the tenth Memorial Service at Embassy Memorial Park on Sunday, August 19,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018

President Edgar Lungu says a decade has passed since the death of the late President Levy Mwanawasa but memories of his good leadership are still fresh.

The President said that Dr Mwanawasa would be remembered for his selfless character and the manner in which he managed the state affairs.

The President was speaking during the 10th memorial service of the late Dr. Levy Mwanawasa at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross yesterday.

President Lungu stated that the Patriotic Front (PF) equally remembers the assistance Dr. Mwanawasa rendered to the President Micheal Sata to ensure he received the medical attention he needed at the time he was unwell.

The President cited the brotherly hand shake that the late Dr. Mwanawasa extended to the late Mr. Sata before he died as an indication of a good leader.

“This was truly a sign of a great leadership in the late President Mwanawasa, whose gesture transcended politics,” he said.

President Lungu noted that the seed of national building which President Mwanawasa planted is seen by the collaboration PF with some of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy ( MMD)Members of Parliament.

The Head of State further said President Mwanawasa had a vison for Zambia to be a just society in which the rule of law prevailed and where all citizens had equal opportunities regardless of their circumstances.

The President added that the praises showered on the late Dr. Mwanawasa are testimony of the country’s recognition and appreciation of his accomplishments.

And speaking at the same event, widow to the late President, Maureen Mwanawasa expressed gratitude to the way the people of Zambia mourned her husband.

She also thanked the citizenry for according her late husband the opportunity to lead them a republican President until his demise.

Dr. Mwanawasa said that her husband was passionate about the rule of law saying he had a deep sense of justice and the abrogation of the law was non-negotiable with him.

She also commended her husband for intentionally seeking for reconciliation between the various political rifts at the time hence urged the church to use their reconciliatory role to unite the country.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mwanawasa has congratulated President Lungu for assuming the role of the chairmanship of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) organ on Politics, Defence and Security.

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) lays wreaths on the gravesite of the late third Republican President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa during the tenth Memorial Service at Embassy Memorial Park on Sunday, August 19,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) lays wreaths on the gravesite of the late third Republican President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa during the tenth Memorial Service at Embassy Memorial Park on Sunday, August 19,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Lungu lays a wreath on the grave of the late republican president His Excellency Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa at Memorial Park
President Edgar Lungu lays a wreath on the grave of the late republican president His Excellency Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa at Memorial Park
President Edgar Lungu bids farewell to Former First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa after laying a wreath on the grave of the late 3rd Republican President His Excellency Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa at Memorial Park
President Edgar Lungu bids farewell to Former First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa after laying a wreath on the grave of the late 3rd Republican President His Excellency Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa at Memorial Park
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) comforts Former First Lady Dr. Maureen Kakubo Mwanawasa during the tenth Memorial Service of her husband and third Republican President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa at Embassy Memorial Park on Sunday, August 19, 2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) comforts Former First Lady Dr. Maureen Kakubo Mwanawasa during the tenth Memorial Service of her husband and third Republican President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa at Embassy Memorial Park on Sunday, August 19, 2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) greets Evelyn Mwanawasa, sister of the late third Republican President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa during the tenth Memorial Service at Embassy Memorial Park on Sunday, August 19, 2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) greets Evelyn Mwanawasa, sister of the late third Republican President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa during the tenth Memorial Service at Embassy Memorial Park on Sunday, August 19, 2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
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  1. One Lazy Lungu is not worthy of even tying the late President Levy Mwanawasa’s shoelaces let alone read a speech with his name…the lazy bum is merely an empty suit.

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    • Ati ” ….said President Mwanawasa had a vision for Zambia to be a just society in which the rule of law prevailed and where all citizens had equal opportunities regardless of their circumstances.”

      What is the point of showering all those nice words if you are not doing and carrying forward what he Mwanawasa stood for? The greatest honor would be practicing what he stood for, not only the rule of law BUT realization that CORRUPTION is deep-rooted in the ZAMBIAN SOCIETY. An evil that ECL should be fighting, and not just thinking corruption was in Zambia Police.

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    • Lungu knows Mwanawasa was against corruption and reckless borrowing.

      And yet he refuses to emulate him. He is doing all those things that Mwanawasa was against.

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    • Levy remains one of the best Presidents the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise ever had.

      He did all he could and tried to leave Zambia a better place than he found it. May Your Soul Rest In Eternal Peace (MYSRIEP).

      He was a great listener too, a very rare quality among African leaders. Greatly missed!!!

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    • I wish it was Mwanawasa attending Lungu’s memorial.
      Good people are taken away too soon, while evil corrupt men last.
      – LPM boosted the economy while Lungu has destroyed it
      – LPM had all debts cancelled while Lungu has put us in $23 Billion debt
      – LPM left 3 billion foreign reserves but Lungu will leave us with $30 Billion debt
      – LPM hated corruption but Lungu is the no.1 thief.
      – LPM govt expenditure was less than budget but Lungu has already exceeded budget
      – LPM loved Zambians but Lungu has sold the country to Chinese, Lebanese, Somalians, now even Turkish vultures
      – LPM left dollar rate at K3500. Lungu will leave it at K20,000 (old kwacha) when it bleeds
      – LPM forgave his cheating wife but Lungu goes for a 20 year old Swazi girl young enough to be his grandchild.

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    • Lazy bum illiterate tribal hooligan bully and son of a polygamist tribal father who never imparted toilet training to his tribal son h-at it Hagain.

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    • One of the best presidents, ladies and gentlemen. Wina, camubaba. Tribal H-organization’s hatred motivated by tribalism.

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    • Of what benefit is this complex that houses dead people to the majority of Zambians. I don’t get it!

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  2. Evelyn Mwanawasa resembles her late brother so much while ECL looks so much UNLIKE Mwanawasa in both character and ethical leadership.

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  3. Thanks Ba Lungu. At least you are courageous enough to speak about those that led the country well,who you failed to learn from as everything you have said about Levy is complete opposite with you!! RB took over from Levy and became a complete opposite, you seem to be a complete opposite to Sata,you brought back those that Sata had fired or suspended due to corruption, and wore completely the MMD suits that Zambians had rejected under RB. So far under your leadership, no Minister has been suspended or fired due to corruption only those that challenge you on the same are shown the door! Sata suspended some Ministers pending ACC investigations, Mwanawasa fired and allowed prosecution and subsequent conviction of a Minister!

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  4. Not far from this fabulous park ,millions of Zambians are living in squalid unhealthy conditions with open raw sewer and pit latrines.The contrasts between the two are brutal.

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    • At least they have an attraction where to take foreign dignitaries when they visit Zambia. Otherwise, they have nowhere to take them. SAD.

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  5. This is an insult to mwanwasa. How can they allow a useless failed lawyer without vision anywhere near mwanawasa

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  6. “….Dr. Mwanawasa said that her husband was passionate about the rule of law saying he had a deep sense of justice and the abrogation of the law was non-negotiable with him….”

    This made lungu look very foo.lish.
    Lungu, the crook that he is , avoided saying anything of the sort…..

    KK, PLM, RB , FJT, future president , future president , future president , maybe lungu if we unlucky to find a worse one….

    In that order….

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  7. Corruption is relative, of course, even Mwanawasa had the Mahtanis and Mmembes who benefitted financially during his time. Of course, Mwanawasa also had personal fights to win- most people who got charged with corruption were political adversaries but the up side to that is that before his time, politicians were seen as masters of the people and not the inverse.

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  8. Mwanawasa also stole billions. Only his party stayed in power after his death & thats why there were no investigations or revealations. Same li Sata he stole billions in giving road tenders to his friends, he over borrowed, and you all head about the will he left just a few years after being in government. But you will never know because his party stayed in power. HH stole companies by privatising them to himself and we all know

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    • Sata and Mwanawasa literally left office (died) with as much wealth as they had when they got into office. You cannot say the same for Chiluba, Banda and you know who else. The kind of investments that some former presidents have, you do not have to be a rocket scientist to see that Mwanawasa and Sata certainly had the people at heart before all else. Do not get me wrong, the economy was better under Mwanawasa, I say it was timing (copper prices were at all time highs) and also the respect of technocrats that Mwanawasa had. Sata indeed developed infrastructure and what he did before PF for the health sector is unforgettable.

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  9. I hope Maureen has reconciled with her stepchildren, the way she behaved after Levy died wasn’t good. She divided the family, it’s like the only children Mwanawasa had were those with her. I wouldn’t be surprised if I heard that that her children don’t get along with bena Patrick and others. She’s shown her true colors. My appeal to Patrick as the eldest son is that he should unite all his siblings despite being born of different mothers

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  10. Its nice to see Everlyns face after a good 16 years. You were just marvelous to associate with. Am sure it is in the family blood to be good to every one. I cannot think of a situation when you quarreled with any one during the social times with you in Ndola town. Stay well and may the good Lord be on your side always.

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  11. Best president zambia ever had. All past and future presidents are gauged by using LPM as a yardstick.MHSRIP.

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