President Edgar Lungu officially handover the retirement House keys to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu officially handover the retirement House keys to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu officially handover the retirement House keys to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu officially handover the retirement House keys to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu cuts the ribbon to officially handover the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu cuts the ribbon to officially handover the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
Side view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
Side view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
Side view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
Side view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
Side view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
Side view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu being blessed by First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda whilst the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu being blessed by First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda whilst the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu greets the First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu greets the First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu greets Freedom Fighter Sikota Wina during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu greets Freedom Fighter Sikota Wina during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda having a light moment with Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda and Special Assistant to the President for Project, monitoring and Implementation Andrew Challah during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda having a light moment with Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda and Special Assistant to the President for Project, monitoring and Implementation Andrew Challah during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure
4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure

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  1. Really sad children are learning in thatched houses, sitting on bricks and you give a mansion to a President who was already given K5 million. Can we all show solidarity with PF member, their President has just built a mansion for a former MMD president and just today also nominated at MMD MP. It must be really painful for true PF members because they continue to be ignored.

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    • But RB was given K5 Million to build himself a retirement house. So how come you build him another house bena Lungu

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    • Don’t worry, they all chewing with both hands. No different to some of the Bonehead bloggers, Mushota & Kudos included!!!

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    • @Titus Musankwa, Zambians are so brainwashed to believe we don’t deserve better. Even living in a thatched house is like a privilege. Look at our villages. We think villages should remain just the way they are.

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    • The constitutional clause of building houses & paying ex-presidents same salary as the incumbent was meant to curb corruption & theft by presidents.
      This has however not stopped RB & Lungu from grand theft to highest levels never seen before. Jailing Lungu will be the best warning to future presidents.

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    • Is RB allowed to sell that House? or is it a government property like KK’s residency?
      KK’s house will always be a presidential house. But this RB’s 4 start-HOTEL will always be a business center, cartel’s den.

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    • Exactly what I was thinking. Great minds think alike. I like president Lungu, but they could have used A third of the money they used for building president Banda’s house to fix and build schools for kids. Nursery to twelve grade and colleges. This is a miss on the part of the PF government. Seeing the freedom fighters was good, not freedom Sikazwe.

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    • I repeat…..NEVER TRUST A POLITICIAN….HH,LUNGU,RUPIAH,NAKACHINDA,NEVERS,GBM etc….they’re all the same and they know how to enrich themselves….we waste our time even commenting and supporting them….no shame and HH is busy sneaking into the State House late at night….when everyone else is fast asleep…..”Donchi Kubeba mwila lila lila shiii ” via singing

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    • We all know that this person stole money from the national purse and we go on to reward him for stealing from us? What kind of people are we? Sata even prosecuted this man

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    • If indeed RB was given money to construct a house and again benefits by being built a house then this is theft. Let he be investigated and brought to book. Day time robbery it is. This calls for sad reading. And to make matters worse, he is passed over all the other presidents and gets one. what about the other three families? too many questions and less answers. Cry my beloved country.
      As a tax payer, I feel like stoping work and relocate to a more decent country to seek asylum. My reasons will be based on the same. May God visit these heartless humans. I declare fire on whoever is misusing money from my hard earned resources. Fire on them.
      People please bring out the evidence.

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  2. So HH nacimubaba. Na BP naima. ECL has bn blessed, does it mean he is also be the next president of Zambia. I hope HH will not hold a press conference to discuss this house that has been handed over to RB. HH na GBM mashilu.

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    • But HH belt his own house not be given at the expense of majority zambian people suffering. ….are we the same zambian or others are more special

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    • Iwe, which planet are your from? What is your citizenship? Are you sure you can support such ruthless action by these people? You are the type of persons whom we would say are a wasted sperm. Cant you see what is happening? You support the unsupportable. Silly iwe.

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  3. What’s his life’s span? I bet the Govt will still be paying on the debt for the money used for contraction.

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  4. Why not start with ba Chiluba, ba Mwanawasa, ba Rupiya and ba Sata in that order they ruled? Or is it saving the living first or who matters most? i am just thinking. order in human is very paramount.

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    • Hello!You mean The govt. must build for the deceased presidents?
      Can you copy from Botswana? A house reverts to the govt. once the former president dies. Do we have so much money for us to build houses every ten years?

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    • Clearly wako ni wako being displayed. they have just showed us that tribalism is at play here. Probably pay back too after the elections. These old people. Young ones, let us support our fellow generation politicians. these old ones seem not to have a heart for us and this country.

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  5. What criteria was used to jump the line of Mwanawasa, I beg to be corrected, initially we were told that RB opted for cash and not the house, he was given cash just before the 2016 General elections. Where is this gesture coming from? The timing is interesting, ECL is worried of the RB – Mutati alliance.

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    • @7 Super Delegate, Levy Mwanawasa DIED IN POWER, he was NOT former President, though I feel HIM, LEVY, KK naba SATA deserved houses NOT aba Ba RB!!!!

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  6. This is day light robbery, they rob us whilst in office and at the expense of the poor tax payers government rewards them with mansions.

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  7. ECL selflessly discontinued the practice to save Zambia’s resources. These are the leaders we need in our generation!

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    • Whats the use of that when he is worth a purported $60 million and still counting of unaccounted for wealth ??

      Should have instead cut the enomulations in half…..

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  8. At least Rupiah Banda had the economy running very healthy unlke the chakolwas now in charge of impoverishing Zambians.

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  9. The constitution needs to be amended to stop the practice of providing for past presidents. They would have accumulated enough wealth during their time as president to fend for themselves after retirement.

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  10. It is really a fuss.They same people tell us that politics is just a service to the nation.It is no longer a service.It is employment that goes with benefits.If it is a service,politicians would have been sacrificing for the well being of the nationals.
    One wonders,as to why professionals like doctors,lecturers and lawyers opt to join politics at the expense of their professions.The answer is simple.There is free money in politics which attract no tax at all.They are able to send their children to better school and have access to better health services.
    No politicians should hoodwink the citizenry that politics is a service.It is employment like any other employment.There is no service in African politics.

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  11. Very very sad indeed….

    Just 8 miles away in kanyama, chawama and other compounds people are using pit latrines and drinking dirty water with street kids surviving on one meal a day unable to go to school they cant aford……

    Very very sad , the unashamed opulence these people live in while the majority are stuck in abject poverty…

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  12. I was saddened last night to find women queuing for their children’s grade one places as early as 22:00 hours at Lotus Primary school in Kamwala area. I noticed these women on Tuesday but did not ask what they were doing or why they were at Lotus during that time of the night.

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    • This is the situation brother….people sue for 2 days at clinics only to be given a prescription to buy panadol…

      With 40 % unemployment , Lungu and PF are unashamedly flaunting this wealth, when the time comes they ask you to pray and dance dunnuna….

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  13. So this is how lungu squander taxpayer funds in broad daylight as we watch and be taxed to death. Shame shame
    We are very aware and seeing everything this govt of thieves is doing don’t expect another term this is your time to steal but the last this party will see in a long time…
    All these teams will leave lungu all alone when time for reckoning comes, he has sawn seeds of corruption that is what he will reap in the end …
    Shame shame too bad for him.

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  14. The money spent to build that mansion should have been used to pay the retirees who are suffering and dying before they get their money.Really this is unfair!!!!!

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  15. If only you had the numbers in parliament, maybe then you can change the law on building former heads of state houses. But as long as you continue losing even in your so-called strongholds, you’ll just be yapping and trolling to no effect!

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    • You should be ashamed of yourself supporting such expenditure of GRZ money in the midst of 40 % unemployment and highest taxes ever….

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  16. SO what happens to this house when RB dies? Title passes on to Thandiwe? After she dies? I hope the holder of title and transfer thereof is properly documented somewhere and will not be subject to mis-interpretation and abuse in future. Common sense would dictate that ownership of the house should not be transferable and that at some point soon after the ex-president and spouse die, the property should revert to the state. It has been built by tax-payers money!

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  17. We are a Christian Nation we should follow the bible: “To him who has, more will be given and to him who doesnt even the little will be taken away from him” Lungu reads the bible regularly and he follows it to the letter as reqiured by the Christian Zambian Constitution., Kapwepwe told us that “Lesa wa basungu chipuba.”

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  18. Free houses for people who got money, what about us the poor people with no clean water n sanitation who are condemnd to komboni life

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    • your job is to pray when lungu calls for prayers and dance to dunnuna reverse when he says so, then vote for him……that is your role, the poor of zambia….

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  19. PF cadres come out of the boat, where is Michael Chilufya Sata’s house? Oh! is late kwena, Edgar Chagwa Lungu has really dribbled these suffering expendables.

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  20. A lot of Citizens moaning about these greedy wasteful, shameless, & crooked leaders. Zambian’s DONCHI Moan, you reap what you sow. You vote for these bandits, & sunsha musana to Dununa reverse when these selfish plunderers win with your vote.
    To you Zambians, I have one special message; WEEP NOT CHILD!!

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  21. RB was president for 3 years only What did he do for Zambia for him to get a fre house, he was paid for being president plus he stole a lot of money with his sons, when the next president who genuinely hates corruption comes , RB should be investigated These people are thieves , we haven’t forgotten the “ mpundu Trust “

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  22. Ba sakala nyongo imwe, stop abusing tax payers money. Mwaba shani ba mambala imwe kanshi ? You can’t even clean Lusaka but want clean houses for yourselves. As for you Edgar Lungu , your retirement house is the one you building in Eswati.

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  23. This will be a painful thing for the Haters to swallow. Congrats RB, now Presidents won’t feel the need to steal and flee if the Nation still honors them after.

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  24. Shameful indeed. He got his retirement package from which he should have built his own house. What a waste of resources for a country failing to provide basic school infrastructures in rural areas – a country with areas of abject poverty and where people have been ignored. Why, in all honesty, would RB deserve an enormous expensive structure such as that?
    The whole bunch of them at this so-called ceremony have no shame in standing in front of such a monstrosity and flaunting decadent wealth shared by a few.

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  25. This is wealth which we shall not take to our graves. I would rather suffer and be close to God than become wealthy, to be with 666

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  26. Upnd cadre the man was given money to build his own, now this double stealing others like you can be persecuted for. Besides if we follow the law, then that house should be Kaunda’s and not RB. Lungu will have to give proper explanation for this when he is out of power as this constitutes wasteful expenditure depriving the next man resources to help the country

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  27. Look at lungu showing off at what he can do ? ,

    meanwhile the 500,000 jobs he promised are nowhere to be seen only of note is the giving unemployed youth a slag dump called black mountain to scavenge a living off of in dangerous holes while the people of chawama where he was MP , just 8 miles away are still using pit latrines and have no running water …………..

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  28. The only president who deserves a house from the state is KK because he is the founding father. The rest can be building their own homes after all they are all very corrupt from Chiluba up to Lungu. I’ll include even HH who will soon become president

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  29. Zambia can save lots of money by simply affording subsidised mortgages to retired leaders.

    Imagine each house costs K35m to build!

    Can Zambia afford this much money on one individual every 5 years? How may house 100yrs?

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    • I repeat this is not waste but theft. Waste is devoid of the immorality of the act. Rupiah Banda is a thief

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  30. flag Corruption scandals: Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Unbelievable! The level of recklessness by this pretend government is astonishing. That mansion like a palace for a dude who ruined the country for a mere 3years and he left with a loot. Meanwhile some kids somewhere else are learning under a tree and with the rain season approaching, they will have nowhere to learn.

    Did these guys really realize that they were merely supposed to be custodians of public resources and not looters?

    So what happens to this Castle when this old man dies? Does it revert to the State or his family inherits it? This is painful to see, really painful!

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    • Envy is the root of all evil. That is his retirement package and it applies to all presidents who completes a full term of office as stipulated in our constitution. If you don’t like it, fight to change the constitution rather than name calling or providing alternative facts. All those calling on Rupiah’s corruption, where is your evidence? Even if Rupiah stole, he left us in good shape economically and businesses thrived. It’s the PF government, the same government which attempted to prosecute him that went on a rampage abusing the surplus left by Rupiah’s good policies with impunity. We are in this mess because of bad PF promises not Rupiah’s loot. How do you leave a surplus when you have been looting?

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  31. Can you all stop blaming ECL Enjoy suffering You sufferers you chose him yourselves in 2016 Were You not told not to vote for him as he is not a good person and he does not have a heart for Poor zambian but what did you , you went ahead gave him your vote, in fact all of those that voted him in are responsible for what he is doing, STOP BLAMING LUNGU

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    • Have you been in side of the state house you will be ashamed to urinate in the toilets because of their class in case you soil them

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    • You would hope so, state house was previously known as the governor’s house built to the taste of the colonial masters. Rupiah wanted to change it and we all know how that was received.

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  32. Very small house , this one – no golf course, no tu ma impalas. Just an ordinary house in the middle of komboni called Bonaventure.

    I can’t see how he’ll be able to host warring factions from Congo as an elderly statesman in that bare space with all the city hullaballoo surrounding it. For all I know the environ around the mansion needs to present a sobering façade to soothe the war mongers before they are sat down to talk peace, and this so called mansion lacks that requisite pacifying ambiance.

    Ba mu gonga mudala with an ordinary nyumba.

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  33. I live in the most useless country, are there brains here, I am non partisan but you cant be building a house for former presidents because they can afford to build their own houses. Thinking in this country is still a very scarce resource. These guys had been working like everybody else and should be building their own houses like everybody else and not using tax payers money. NO NO NO!

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  34. If the retirement package says former presidents should be given retirement homes then why are people asking questions?Love him or loathe him, Rupiah will go down as the only president to leave the Zambian economy in surplus with the lowest debt in our history. This is a good gesture to encourage presidents to leave office in a timely manner. He deserves every bit of it. May the jealous people suffocate in anger.

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    • 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

      FutureZed, shut up and sit down… just because the s!lly, Stnpid constitution says so doesn’t make it morally right. This is a very poor country with people not having access to basic needs like water, shelter, education and medicare. Why would you built a mansion for a thief of a president who ruled for 3 years and vanished with millions in stolen funds that he stashed under family trust fund. RB was going to be convicted until his Kumawa fellow Kawalala Lungu showed up. At ‘surplus‘ my @s$… again STFU and sit down. It was Mwanawasa who left the economy intact and in his 3 years Rupiah almost destroyed everything Mwanawasa put together by his looting.

      In case all of your arguments doesn’t justify this kind of s!lly spending for a country that relies on donors. The…

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    • I’ll say it again, Envy is the root of all evil. Just who the hell do you think you are to come up here and pretend to preach morals when you lack even the basic of values? Would you even know what morality looks like if it were presented to you on a silver plate? My friend first wash that mouth out with bleach or Jikki before anyone can take you seriously. You make accusations without an ounce of evidence. Why don’t you report RB to the police with your evidence if you are that aggrieved with what he stole? Surely how can building a house prevent an entire country like Zambia from drinking clean water or prevent people from going to school? Do you know what a budget is? stop scaremongering on things you don’t understand.Mambala iwe

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    • @ Alternative nonsense, RB is no longer the president of Zambia, even though I never agreed with some of the things he did, people have moved on. You sound like an angry miserable worm but emotions aside, why should an entire country like Zambia stop functioning because we can’t afford to build a house for a former president?Get your facts right, RB left a very stable economy which the PF managed to destroy within a year. You would rather focus on distorting the facts but I don’t blame you, you are misled by greedy people who are running out of time and would do anything including brainwashing the like of you on the true state of the Zambia’s economy. You will be consumed with your Jealously.

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  35. Total share of tax payer’s money, like come on.
    we are not there yet to start doing such things, how many times are you going to pensionate RB.
    Work on the country’s economy or Make sure our little income remain ours and not being decided in half because of tax.

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  36. Sincerely speaking, we Zambians are fools and stupid people, i wonder how and why we shall continue with this nonsense!! These people make money during their tenure in office, but again a weaker constitution provides for such silly gestures..

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