President Lungu addressing Kenyans during the Inauguration ceremony of Uhuru Kenyatta
FILE: President Lungu addressing Kenyans during the Inauguration ceremony of Uhuru Kenyatta

President Edgar Lungu has directed Justice Minister Given Lubinda to invite the International Criminal Court, the Amnesty International, and the Human Rights Commission to probe allegations by the Opposition Alliance that he is funding a militia group.

On Wednesday this week, the opposition Alliance of 10 political parties announced that it will report specific individuals to the international criminal court in the Hague, for orchestrating, perpetrating, facilitating, funding and executing a well-planned wave of political violence across the country, which violence risks the peace and security of this nation.

Alliance Chairperson Charles named the individuals to be reported to the Hague as President Edgar Lungu, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo, PF Secretary General Davies Mwila, Special Assistant to the President for Politics Kaizer Zulu, Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda, Francis Muchemwa also known as America 2, a PF cadre, Mpange Kachingwe, a PF cadre, Abel Mwale, a PF cadre and Eddie Gowa also a PF cadre.

But Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda said the allegations are false and accused UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema of having no limits in his pursuit for Presidency.

He said Mr. Hichilema would rather damage the country in order to rule it by manufacturing lies that the PF and President Lungu are funding a militia in the country.

Mr. Chanda however said the opposition will not be entertained at the Hague adding that they have not familiarize themselves with the Rome Statue which establishes the International Criminal Court.

“There behaviour is like that of foolish herder who shouts wolf, wolf and when the people came did not find any wolf. We have decided to invite the ICC, Amnesty International and the Human Rights Commission ourselves to demonstrate that when the desperate opposition starts to collaborate with log elements in the Police, they must be able to stand up”, Mr. Chanda has said.

He said Mr. Lubinda is under instruction to invite the ICC, Amnesty International because there is no truth in what the opposition Alliance said.

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  1. Why waste time on someone who never be president

    He has no mp

    Eastern province

    Luapula

    Lusaka the capital city

    Northern

    Muchinga

    Cb

    Sata would make inroads and you could clearly see mmd was going.

    Today opposition is very weak because he has privitised 3 provinces which cant make 50+1

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    • Very good directives. This is how leadership should be.
      But I wish Ba Edgar had directed Justice Minister to parade those accused before the Church-leader National Dialogue.

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    • UPND and the Under 5 boy who cried wolf. The Alliance led by a dull Milupi is now headed for self destruction with this delusional type of thinking. What can ICC do in Zambia? What will they do when they discover that Namwala in 2016 was the worst episode of violence in Zambia’s history? Remember what (HH) did in Namwala?

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    • Good move. Let them dig and find out how and why POA is being applied in Zambia.

      Questions have to be asked why opposition are not allowed to hold meetings under the pretext of no police resources to provide security but only to send police to brutalised the people at a gathering or rally.

      We have videos and pictures of PF brutality. They will investigate all that.

      The recent sesheke violence will paint a true picture of what PF militia is. They stoned a bus in m tender in 2016 with impunity. They killed a young boy for wearing HH T shirt with impunity. They tried to down a helicopter in muchinga with impunity.

      The list is long.

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    • Wanzelu – Just wait — your f.oolish opposition political party leaders are in deep sh.it. The allegations that they have made are very serious and now the President has taken the game to their doorstep. We will see how they will handle this. You are busy looking at the Sesheke violence only from your lenses forgetting who were blocking roads and deliberately going to campaign when the President was there – just to fuel tension. We will see how you will justify your f.ooli.shness.

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    • The Delusional Dictator HH had it coming. His militia group has been setting fire to markets, sabotaging power lines and equipment and now have started with detonating bridges. When Delusional Dictator HH released his statement about people fighting back including law enforcement, I said he will be the one to end up at The Hague.
      President Lungu is the leader of our country and these organizations will take him seriously because he probably has intel to back it up.

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    • Why dance to the tune of extremely useless imdividuals. Iwe ECL, why bother make a statement like that. Are you scared of something? Just let these things wallow in their 2016 lose. If they overstep, move in and decisively deal with these returds. These guy double h and milupi are extremely afraid individuals of your agenda to develop this country. They are working to destruct your programs because they know that if you are left alone with your development program, you will beat them clean come 2021. When I call them obstructionist and distractionists, I mean it.

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    • When it comes to corruption he beats about the Bush.. he knows that such situation both foooools will be pointing at each other instead of policy reforms.

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    • HH is actually a hardcore tribalist who hates the Easterners and more especially the Bemba speaking people from Luapula, Muchinga, Central and Northern provinces. His appointment of GBM is just fake and a big time cover up to appear he loves Bemba.

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    • Edgar Chagwa Chakolwa Jameson Lungu is an adamant, proud and insolent pretender! Lungu has destroyed our country. He has to pay for this intensive damage he has inflicted on Zambians.

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  2. HH is equal to icisushi. It’s good that these bodies come and probe the allegation. Only icisushi can support HH the amagedon plan failed and now he goes to lie against our beautiful country. Pwi pwi pwi canunka. Bushe ninani anya? Ni UPND

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  3. (HH) is a piece of shi*t we don’t need to waste time on.
    The chap is forum shopping at Con court, ICC and NGOs of all sorts.
    Chief Mukuni has disappointing nephews.

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  4. HH is a political novice. Once these organisations come to Zambia and find that they were freely invited, then find that UPND is regional and thus fuels confusion, it is the end of them. President Lungu is a political genius. I see how he out did the entire Sata fraternity.

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    • I think the ICC and others will only reiterate that we be serious with that elusive national dialogue.This time some people will come under close observation

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  5. Who was that PF cader wielding a pistol beating up a UPND in sesheke ??

    Images are every where …..and can we have the raw footage from prime tv of armed police and armed PF caders persuing the UPND ???

    Infact just the footage from prime tv that they threatened davis mwila to release unedited if he kept on accusing them of bias , is enough to prove their murderous intentions…

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  6. Bwana Lungu the ICC and AI are very ethical entities of high int’l repute they can’t be used for proxy wars against local political rivals.

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    • mzambian, better you tell the alliance of soundless opposition parts not parties that ICC, hrc, are high ethical institutions. this will show how inept these small brains are. in fact l would love they ethically refuse to come because there is nothing..

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  7. Please don’t forget to mention the 2016 Namwala saga also where my Bemba brothers and sisters were brutalized!

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    • Yes and the bweengwa kidnapping by highly trained UPND comandos and the bemba teacher murdered by Tongas in siavonga

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  8. Fred Mmembe used to claim he had very high connections abroad with his post newspaper and for a long time he got away with it ,where is he now.So let’s wait and see what influence HH has.Time will tell

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    • Let us not seem to celebrate our friends’ misfortunes. Why seek to close a company for you to prove his strong connections. And you sound proud!

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  9. You chase out Madam Scotland saying Zambians can solve their own problems…..what was the result? You failed with your Dialogue process…..It’s not opposition who failed, but its ECL who entrusted his ZCID.
    People, are you already forgetting? If you kicked out the Commonwealth, what justifies your call to invite the International Criminal Court, the Amnesty International, and the Human Rights Commission?
    For those blind followers who are clapping saying this is genius move….I say its not genius move, its Hypocriticity !!! Please, wake up, there is nothing genius about this, ICC, AI, and the HRC will never dance to ECL`s music. They will do their own investigation not based on invitation. This is a non-starter.

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  10. Between the two, natonal dialogue is a better way than inviting foreigners. We have a number of outstamding genuine concerns that a national dialogue process would have resolved. Its not possible that all the opposition party leaders can just want to be and any sane investigator can find issues to chew. Its also not possible that govrrnment can ALWAYS be right. I am afraid key government advisors or decision makers are running a thin unsustainable line. A number of cracks and policy inconsistencies are beginning to emerge. Nothing beats a truthful strategy..you need a series of lies to maintain initial lies. Its never sustainable. Its bound to give. Best advice. Engage. Collaborate. Give and take. Go for win – win. Works all the time.

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  11. We seem to think that we need to be colonised to manage this country. Why do we always look to international community or ba zungu to solve our problems. This is really getting finished as a nation.

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  12. I rat wont be innocent when it is found in the kitchen. It is getting hot in there. Little frightened men are scampering. Teye nayo.

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  13. Oldest trick in the book by rogue leaders, Saddam always used this trick too when pushed against the wall, he would invite weapons inspectors and he would where and when to take them, opposition alliance should just follow their own
    schedule, if they have records take them to the Hague and submit before this invite takes place.

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  14. I believe the opposition alliance knows where to find the ICC, do they need anyone to invite ICC on their behalf?

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  15. The problem for lungu is , he likes to show off about being freely democratically elected in a free and democratic Zambia where ever he travells , but now only to find UPND and others have video evidence of his thuggish brutality during elections , re the just ended sesheke elections …….it’s all on film…

    Well done UPND ….

    Train more of your activists to record on even phones, in layers ….let one activist be recording while another is recording the first activist…..you will catch the PF thugs trying to confisticate the first ones recording…

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  16. This is a Childish way to parade them selves,, first it was the Opposition Aliance stating that they would take the PF to ICC because they have strong evidence incriminating the PF pertaining using live bullets in Sesheke,, in retariation the PF government is now saying that they would also invite the ICC,, no wonder politics in Zambia is better left for the uneducated or those who went to School but acquired nothing# can not read between the lines

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  17. And to all those who prefer to manipulate ignorant people by misleading them from the bigger picture,, because they have no other means of making money apart from getting handouts from their masters tables and then go flat out to mislead the public when dip down your hearts you know the wrongs which are being perpetuated,, where is your Humanity?

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  18. Both the UPND and the PF are guilty of political violence. The people mentioned in the Mumpanshya murders during that by-election today hold senior positions in both the PF Party and Govt. Young Simuwelu was killed in cold blood at Airport turnoff by PF cadres. Hichilema is a major sponsor of political violence. We still remember the Namwala murders. ICC are very welcome

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  19. Why are we seeing the President responding to this ICC story? Is it that he’s scared or what? We have never seen him responding to questions about fake fire trucks, building of expensive toll gates, not suspending Chitotela and other corruption issues. Let the opposition to their job and just stay quite as always

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  20. Those who don’t know Milupi…he’s a tribalist who fired an accountant he employed in his company upon discovering the chap was from Luapula. Apparently there are some Luapula names which are also found among people from Western Province. I don’t trust this chap.

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    • The moment Charles Milupi went to launch his Party in Western province, I no longer doubted that he had issues. Milupi lived in Kalulushi and Kitwe for many years, to date he still makes his bread on the Copperbelt. The chap is a hardcore tribalist just like Hichilema

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  21. Lungu’s strategy to pull the carpet from under the feet of the Alliance is a double – edged sword; pf could be exposing themselves even more in wanting to vindicate themselves. The can of worms that will be opened will only convict them as the bloodthirst villains! They are only walking into problems with their eyes open. (Those that the god’s want to take away, they first make mad!. Enough of this PF madness.

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  22. Edgar Chagwa Lungu will not be president “Wamuya ya ya”. One day he will be no more and PF will equally be no more. HARD FACTS TO SWALLOW. Some hard core PF cadres will still be alive. Then, Zambians will deal with them.

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    • Yes including HH but for UPND sycophants and zealots and enemies of progress like you, you think he live forever because of group think mentality

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  23. Why are UPND sycophants and zealots and enemies of progress scared… It’s because they worship the Supreme leader HH of the UPND who has hidden the privatisation loot in the paradise papers and are now scared that this cult sadist will be exposed internationally

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  24. Mr Edgar Lungu has completely failed to run the Zambian gvt. The environment in Zambia is no longer good for businesses. Soweto is no longer the soweto that the late mwanawasa left, city market is now a bus station. This is bad Mr President don’t run the country in your own interest. A lot of people are suffering because of your personal actions.

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