President Lungu should be cited for contempt over his 2021 remarks -Mapani

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) inspects the Mall named after him (Edgar Chagwa Lungu Mall) in Kitwe on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018 in Kitwe on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) inspects the Mall named after him (Edgar Chagwa Lungu Mall) in Kitwe on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018 in Kitwe on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018

Human Rights Lawyer Moono Mapani has described as contemptuous President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s statement that he will contest in the 2021 general elections when the matter is in the courts of law.

Mr. Mapani has told Q-news in an interview that it is contempt to talk about contesting as a 2021 presidential aspirant when the matter is in the courts of law, pointing out that any reference made by the head of state undermines the outcome.

However, Mapani is prayerful that the court will come out in the open and tell the nation whether president lungu is eligible to contest or not. Mr. Mapani said that president lungu’s statement shows that perhaps the Zambian president knows the outcome, adding that President Lungu’s statement amounts to contempt thus the head of state must be cited for contempt.

Mr. Mapani advised President Lungu to respect the constitution as he swore to protect and defend the republican constitution at all cost.

And Opposition Movement for National Transformation President Daniel Shimunza has advised President Lungu not to interfere in the judicial process meant to determine whether or not he is eligible to contest in the Thursday 12th august 2021 Presidential election.

Mr. Shimunza said that he was concerned that the Head of State was talking about the matter which is in the courts of law a situation he described as unfair and prejudicial.

Pastor Shimunza said that President Lungu’s action shows that the head of state does not respect the separation of powers.

Last week in Kitwe President Edgar Lungu asked his team to step up their game and see to the fulfillment of their campaign promises in order for him to successfully finish his tenure from 2021-2026.

Addressing a rally in Kitwe, President Lungu who was in the city to check on developmental projects urged his Members of Parliament, Mayor and the councilors to help him ensure that they deliver campaign promises made.

He said only the successful delivery of these promises would guarantee them rightful re-election in 2021 noting that he wants his end of 2026 to be resounding.

“I want to finish 2021 and 2026 with delivery, and we can only finished the 2021-2026 term if we deliver,” President Lungu said.

The head of state gave himself and the PF government a pat on the back by appreciating the hyper positive development trajectory the country has been on since the coming in of the PF government in 2011.

“We can develop Zambia, from 2011 Zambians can see what we have done.. This was the vision of our President Michael Chilufya Sata, he had a vision for development and that of a bigger all-inclusive party,” President Lungu said.

The head of state who was standing on a road in Ghanatone a part of Kitwe that has not seen bitumen roads for over 22 years boasted that people were joining the Patriotic Front because it was delivering unlike what ‘abalufumo’ is saying.

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  1. Lungu is a thief and muddled up human being masquerading as a President and a.citizen of Zambia. He also regards himself as a lawyer.

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    • Kalusha Bwalya and Lungu are friends. Lungu surrounds himself with questionable characters. This tells volumes about the Zambian story under Lungu. Well we all know the history surrounding the man and we put all this upon ourselves just because the man started holding his hands together a gesture synonymous with humbleness and was calling for national prayers, we fell for it and made the crook president. There we have it, chipentepante. HH is as questionable as menopause meno. We are trapped.

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    • HH and Prof. Hansoni are friends. HH surrounds himself with questionable characters that is why he WILL NEVER be president in our lifetime. Maybe in the next life.

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    • “President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) inspects the Mall named after him (Edgar Chagwa Lungu Mall) in Kitwe on Wednesday, August 22, 2018”.

      WHAT HAS LUNGU DONE TO HAVE A MALL NAMED AFTER HIM?

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    • The accidental humble president.

      Lungu has tasted power, now he thinks it will last forever.

      Maybe he is hoping that with time we will forget the theft and corruption that has prevailed under him.

      I am afraid history will not be kind to you.

      You have massively burdened our children, and their children with debt they know nothing about. The money you have borrowed on our behalf can not be accounted for, with traces onlying being seen in Swaziland you greedy man.

      And now our children have been denied land because the Chinese own it.

      And you want to stand in 2021 you corrupt immoral dull sad excuse of a man?

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    • Any one who still thinks there is still a shred of justice and democracy left in Zambia must have their heads examined!

      Zambia is one party state where Judges are directly appointed by Lungu to judge in his favour or else they get fired.

      The electoral commission belongs to Lungu who gives them instructions to do what Lungu wants for doing anything else would make the ECZ officers responsible to get fired and arrested for fraud.

      There is one solution left to get rid of Lungu because democracy had failed dismally.

      Please Zambian put your heads together and think of the alternative solution.

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  2. These lawyers miss it because they speak things without facts. I personally enjoy th positions taken by Isaac Mwansa on his articles on Lusaka Times

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    • U rite man, that Mwanza guy is better than all lawyers in LAZ. He seem to ve facts and not just politicking, problem he is on PF legal team. But truth be said, he is a genius

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    • What article naimwe be Kahwema. Like Mushota you believe and enjoy everything. Fusekeni. Do you have a brain?

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    • @Caleb do not let me turn onto you. Stop behaving like a robot. I know that AI is the next biggest thing but that does not mean that you stop thinking. USELESS.

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    • At least someone has come up with something logical. I was going to give up on all the Zambian people. Nzelu you deserve your name these others are either twisted or just dull.

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    • Analyzer I would rather we talk about science and technology, agriculture, God, the arts and recreation for families. Parks and tourism. Thank you.

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  3. Moono Mapani – Useress tribal union! You should be useress because it is a straightforward case he will contest and the other person with brain disability will be retiring.

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    • Because you monkey living abroad, you can’t see that many Zambians would rather have Lungu back than the Privatizer HH

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    • I have been trying hard to train Animal Farm stuff on fours, a donkey, a cow and the one on twos from the union. It is hard. I am off.

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  4. Very dull lawyer Moono he is. He practices in Mars. Cite Lungu the President to answer criminal charges? Where did this guy obtain his practicing certificate? Let HH just answer contempt, don’t divert our attention

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  5. Lungú can’t be cited for anything because he enjoys immunity. He can only be cited once he leaves office and his immunity is removed. Until then any case or complaint against him is an exercise in futility.

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    • You can imagine how dull these tribalists are. The really think anything President Lungu can do, kainde can do. Now imagine, a whole lawyer going on air to try and dupe people and stir up the tongas to raise up their hate for ECL…

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    • You Tongas are also too silent….each time you see a bemba name commenting you need to remind us of the stealing going on …….maybe then these bemba tribalist theives will be more sensitive with their tribalisim….

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  6. You can just from their names that the statements are tri.bal. Waste of time reminding them of why the Zambian people have written them off for ever, actually erased them from their mental ballot boxes.

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  7. Blind follower and disciple of the Mujahedeen leader has spoken. Crawl back to the cave kapoli iwe.

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  8. This tonga lawyer Moon Mapani must know that his “cuundu chaitwa” leader called HH will never win in 2021 whether ECL stands or not!!!
    Tribalism by these guys (tongas) has reached very dangerous levels!!!
    THANK GOD THAT MAJORITY ZAMBIANS HAVE CONTINUED REJECTING KAINDA ON A POLLING DAY!!

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  9. Zed needs factories and high-tech laboratories not damn malls.We also need development talk & economic visionalism not the focus on 24/7 politicking.

    And Lungu stop intimidating the judiciary .

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  10. Mapani, you are a
    crackpot. Are you saying even those saying Lungu is not eligible should be cited for contempt? Think again you numbskull.

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  11. Hahahahahah, UPND guys should fight very hard to have bloggs on LT counted as votes, may be they will save face Haaaa. Just thinking.

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  12. Lungu is just a corrupt theif , that is why he has and can never give a free press conference…always doing things and talking in coners or the dark….

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  13. Lungu is just a corrupt theif , that is why he has and can never give a free press conference…always doing things and talking in coners or the dark….

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  14. UPND suffers from one bigger problem which Kabimba had mentioned: doesn’t matter whether one is politician or not, they use the tribe to think than the brains. Surely, which dull lawyer can make such a statement. Is it because of the pressure HH has been having of going to answer for contempt? Employ better strategists colleagues than what u doing now

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  15. It worries me when I see even ‘learned’ southerners becoming brainwashed. Even a kindergarten learner knows counting up to five. They 2 is less than 3. If a lawyer cant differenciate less than 3 to qualify for a second term, then ZIALE must continue failing them before they disgrace the law profession. What is there to debate about Lungu’s eligibility? Ubuluya ba Moono.

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    • You id1ot PF minion. If it was that simple why has the PF courts failed to rule on the matter? This issue is a constitutional issue which will require Lungu to breach the constitution again or change it. Either way will have lasting impact on Zambian case law and thats why Lungu s judges have their nickers caught in a twist.

      Lungu is playing a psychological warfare to fire warning shots at the judges to rule in his favor period. He wants to force them to ligitimise his constitutional breaches.

      Lungu must go by any means possible.

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  16. You Tongas are also too silent….each time you see a bemba name commenting you need to remind us of the stealing going on …….95% of stealing is by bembas , maybe then some of these bemba tribalist theives will be more sensitive with their tribalisim….and tribal remarks each time they are a Tonga name…..fight fire with fire.

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  17. All you guys who have contributed or responded to this article are either brain dead or have no brains at all. Really sad to see the level of immaturity displayed by PF supporters. Tribal hatrage is such a primitive phenomenon and yet it is embraced by these PF *****s. The hate you carry around your shoulders for other tribes is actually a camouflage for the inferiority you have for your own tribe. Why can’t you see yourself as zambian first and your tribe second? Just what kindo of creatures does the PF produce?

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    • That is right, it is time every other person who is not bemba starts hurling tribal attacks each time a bemba name appears on LT ……give them a taiste of their own medicine…..and show them they are not the only tribe in Zambia with a voice….

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    • Only PF f000ls play a tribal card when their arguments fail to stack up.

      They always like to hide under the tribal phenomenon to blantantly ignore or refute all the horrors inflicted on all poor Zambians by PF irrespective of tribe.

      Most PF sympathisers are thugs who without PF they would be nowhere. It is simple logic that thugs thrive by inflicting pain on innocent citizens

      To be honest my observation of most posts on LT shows that PF minions only know how to comment on issues concerning Lungu s political survival. Each time issues of the economic are reported they all bury their heads and go into hiding waiting for an article on Lungu s political survival.

      To me its like they act not of their own volition but are forced by higher ranking Lungus thugs like kaiser the…

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  18. Meanwhile Uhuru Kenyatta has secured a multi billion investment deal with the United States during his trip to the white house. With our president he never talks of policy plans on how he’ll reduce unemployment, emprove the economy or how he’s going to get us out the debt he has accrued during tenure

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    • There is absolutely no way a dodge character like Lungu can be entertained by the white house after flouting international law by deporting Biti.

      The f00l has only one solution to raise money and that is to tax all Zambian for the air they breath or else they kill you if you fail to pay.

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  19. From now on when I see a bemba name on LT I will bring up the stealing of these people , just like how the PF tribal rats bring up tribal attacks when they see a Tonga name…..maybe Zambia can be saved from this dirty PF tribalisim which the rats have taken from lungu….maybe just may be they will realise they not the only ones with voices.

    I also expect other well meaning Zambians to join in the campain to sanitize these dirty tribal bigots…

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    • Spaka if you want HH to be president of Zambia, you should be careful of the language you use. From the tone of your post one can easily conclude that you can bring a reign of terror against certain ethnic groups. Personally that’s why I have reduced my contributions here……too much hatred by people masked in fake names.

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    • Ndanji

      Look at the posts above which are attacking people based on their Tonga sounding names , you should be ashamed of your self comming out and singling my post , while you remain silent when your tribesmen are attcking anyone with a Tonga name who writes on LT.
      Pure cowardice and hypocricy on your part.

      You bembas think Zambia belongs to you.
      Let’s see how you feel each time a bemba name is announced , tribal attacks fly.

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    • I am glad that not all Tonga people are shallow minded like you.

      I am equally glad that not all Bemba and Eastern people are thieves.

      Mr. Spaka, HH will never be president of this country, thanks to people like you.

      You think the other 72 tribes of Zambia hate Tonga people? You are wrong. Mazoka was loved and admired by a lot. Even HH has a lot of support from non Tonga people. Otherwise he would not have gotten half the votes in the country. I can assure you that his popularity has now diminished. So he WILL NEVER be president, thanks to people like you that want to play victim.

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    • Guys lets not be misled about why HH will never be president. This has totally nothing to do with tribe but it has everything to do with Lungu and Banda s electoral corruption. Lungu and Banda know that HH won the 2016 elections clean and simple but they rigged to let Lungu continue.

      Please if you claim to be educated like me learn to read between the lines meticulously and avoid reducing important political discourse to mere tribal bigotry.

      Corruption in all Zambian institutions is what has destroyed Zambia under post KK era regimes. Democracy as it is defined is dead and burried in Zambia and most African countries because of corruption. If they can rig elections what can stop them stealing from the people.

      The only way to fight this kind of corruption is another arms…

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    • Spaka two wrongs don’t make a right. Retaliation will just make you look worse than the guy who started because more people will witness your actions. Just be proud of your tribe. First day on the mines a whiteman called Blacky,I simply answered that there was nothing wrong with being black and continued with my work. Because I didn’t react the way he had wanted, he stopped calling me by that name.

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    • IndigoTyrol

      FYI I am not Tonga but an activist for the down trodden….I don’t care about HH. I am actually happy lungu will carry on until when ever , let him fix the mess. I would be very disappointed not to see lungu in the soup trying to fix the debt crisis.

      It is the bemba dirty tribalists that need to know they are 72 tribes in Zambia not only the bemba theives.

      Ndanji
      2 wrongs don’t make a right, but…
      “…The world is a dangerous place, not because of thosewho do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. (Albert Einstein) All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent (Thomas Jefferson)…”

      You ndanji are one of those people who see your tribesmen attacking any Tonga commentator and do nothing…..

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    • IndigoTyrol

      FYI I am not Tonga but an activist for the down trodden….I don’t care about HH. I am actually happy lungu will carry on until when ever , let him fix the mess. I would be very disappointed not to see lungu in the soup trying to fix the debt crisis.

      It is the bemba dirty tribalists that need to know they are 72 tribes in Zambia not only the bemba theives.

      Ndanji

      “…The world is a dangerous place, not because of thosewho do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. (Albert Einstein) All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent (Thomas Jefferson)…”

      You ndanji are one of those people who see your tribesmen attacking any Tonga commentator and do nothing….

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    • Ndanji
      “..From the tone of your post one can easily conclude that you can bring a reign of terror against certain ethnic groups..”

      Why don’t you say that when Tongas are being attacked every day by your tribesmen right here on LT ?

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    • My brother Spaka,

      There are bad eggs in every camp. Yes some Bemba people are tribalist, as are some Tonga people.

      I personally do not want Lungu to continue as President. He has not shown any potential to fix anything. He will further damage Zambia, and sell off what is remaining to the Chinese. He has failed miserably. He needs to go now.

      And yes I do think HH won the last elections, and yes HH is a better man than Lungu.

      However, HH is not the answer Zambia needs, his wealth was obtained dubiously. When I watched him interviewed in RSA about how he got rich, he was too evasive. So HH is not what Zambia needs.

      So, as that toilet cleaner Sharon always says…”HH will never be president”.

      So let us ditch this virtual tribal war. I mean ask yourself this, would you…

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    • IndigoTyrol

      Herein lies your problem….you think anyone against the corruption and looting going on is an HH supporter……

      Seems we both agree lungu is a disaster , but how do you change ? This is where we differ, you would rather the devil you know lungu, I say we have tried lungu and he is a disaster , lets try some one else, and hh stands a better chance than the rest. This is about the means of getting to that destinatination.

      I would support chipimo.

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    • Spaka,

      Please be accurate in labeling people, and read posts thoroughly as I have done yours.

      In my reply to you earlier, I said Lungu should go NOW, where as you want him to stay beyond 2021 to fix his mess.

      And to be clear, I do not think anyone against corruption supports HH. I pity those that do like Sharon-the-toilet-cleaner.

      I think what we have in common is that we want what is best for Zambia, and we both agree that Lungu is not it.

      As I also said, HH is a shifty character with a checked past. I do not want him to be my president. I do not want Lungu either. However, the illiterate Zambian will either vote for Lungu or HH. That is our problem.

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  20. I do not know if we have a matrix of Zambia’s economy. When I visit relatives or just go to any of these high density townships, my heart bleeds. Poverty greets you and no amount of the so-called development has touched their lives. I wonder whether authorities know what to do to uplift the living standards of the people in those townships where filth greets you and desperation is the order of the day.

    Yes, infrastructure development is good, but it is not the Alpha and Omega of life in those townships and everywhere else. Yesterday afternoon I went to a funeral house in Mtendele Township. It was as if my arrival was God-sent because the mourners had virtually nothing to eat and my intervention was a major relief. The township itself does not present ant semblance planned settlement;…

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  21. By John Maccan : We weaken our greatness when we confuse patriotism with tribal rivalries that have created hatred and violence.

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  22. If we are to move this great nation forward , every one of use should not tolerate tribal assaults……I am sick of seeing bemba tribal bigots attack any person who comments on lungu and GRZ who does not support lungu or PF ….

    Like I said let’s see how the same bemba bigots feel when they see their tribesmen attacked and called theives each time they write on LT……

    Maybe LT can help and we have a selected moderator amongst ourselves.
    These tribal assaults are getting out of hand….

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    • That’s because of the bemba tribalists on LT …..when people remain silent seems like these theives grow wings and become louder….now we will fight fire with fire….

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