Former Republican President Mr. Rupiah Banda will tomorrow the 16th of June, 2019 grace the first FTJ Chiluba Memorial Lecture at Mulungushi conference center.

In a Presser, the FTJ Chiluba Memorial Committee Chairperson Mr. Chapa Chikamba said that this year will mark the 8th memorial anniversary of Dr Chiluba.

“Dr. Frederick T.J Chiluba, who is our Second Republican President went to be with the Lord on the 18 th day of June, 2011. Hence this year will mark 8 years memorial anniversary”, Mr. Chikamba said.

Mr. Chikamba further said that the Memorial Committee had been formed to protect President Chiluba legacy.

“As the Family and friends of the late Dr. Frederick Chiluba, We have decided to come up with a Memorial Committee that will not only protect President Chiluba legacy but will further sensitize the general public about the landmark policies of Dr. Chiluba like Democracy, Free market economy and Christianity just to mention a few”, Mr. Chikamba said.

Mr. Chikamba then said that former Republican President Mr. Rupiah Banda will Grace the first FTJ Chiluba Memorial Lecture.

“As the Memorial Committee, one of the ways in which we will sensitize the public about President Chiluba landmark policies is through having Memorial Lectures. And We would like to inform the Nation that we will tomorrow the 19 of June,2019 host our first FTJ Chiluba Memorial Lecture which will be graced by His Excellence Mr. Rupiah Banda under the theme “Zambia: Land of Unsung Heroes, FTJ The Father of Democracy. The event which will start at 14 hours is open to the general public”, Mr. Chikamba said.

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    • These culture developed by Mwanawasa of calling others thieves is horrible. Now Zambians work that if they become thieves then they are heroes.
      Truly Chiluba is unsung HERO indeed, destroyed by very man he awarded presidency.
      I respect Edgar because he has protected Ruphia Banda, who has eventually gained respect back from citizens. Ruphiah was shortest serving president, but the most wealthy awarded president.
      Chiluba dismantled Zambian structures and gave away to people, including houses.

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    • You can dribble people, you can pretend that you dont know, you can portray him as a saint, you can complian BUT the fact is that behind those small glasses was a small manipulator called Titus Mpundu! A thief and hypocrite.

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    • Even in death the cost the nation…so you are telling us every passed President has a committee on their name…even a thief like FTJ is honoured.

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    • You are all thieves as you shared the houses and companies and then now you turn around to shout thief thief after you also participate. HH is one among the many that participated in embezzling this country. HH and his friends including Mwanawasa are thieves. Mwanawasa participated in embezzling this country, he got the ZAF airport land where his house is. Mwanawasa is the cause of the mess which is at KCL as he gave the giant mine for 25 Million Dollars instead of 500 Million Dollars. So all politicians are thieves it is not only FTJ.
      On tolerance FTJ was just great and has no match for in terrible provocation he could just say ” It is democracy let them talk”.

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    • Love him or hate him he did his party. He contributed to what people are calling a democratic Zambia. He had his own weaknesses but largely contributed positively towards the building of our great nation. Even those who were deep in slumber were waken up not to do bad thins but to develop themselves and contribute to the development of our great nation.

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    • BUT FOR CHILUBA WE WOULD STILL BE IN A ONE-PARTY STATE
      BUT FOR CHILUBA WE WOULD STILL BE IN A SOCIALIST STATE WITH SHORTAGES LIIKE ZIMBABWE
      BUT FOR CHILUBA MANY ZAMBIANS WOULD HAVE NO HOUSES
      BUT FOR CHILUBA WE WOULD STILL HAVE A LOT OF LOSS-MAKING PARASTATALS
      BUT FOR CHILUBA THE DOLLAR WOULD BE FOR THE WELL-CONNECTED
      BUT FOR CHILUBA VERY VERY FEW ZAMBIANS WOULD BE DRIVING CARS
      BUT FOR CHILUBA THERE WOULD BE NO PF NOR UPND NOR MMD NOR MY PERSONAL PARTY
      BUT FOR CHILUBA THERE WOULD BE NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND IRRITANTS LIKE @JAY JAY
      BUT FOR FOR CHILUBA, NO GENIUS LIKE ZAMBIA FIRST!!
      AMEN

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    • ZAMBIA FIRST – You make it look at FTJ woke and created MMD ….really laughable …you dont even know the real architects most who have been eliminated by the little man you are praising. D you know what the winds of change were? You are there ignorantly talking about socialism forgetting FTJ named all his sons after communist leaders.

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  1. I was not of voting age in the Chiluba era but as a young girl, I would always sit down with my dad to listen to Chiluba speak. I was fascinated by him; always impeccably dressed and could rationalize the crucification of Jesus! Maybe Mr Boiled Egg personality, The Delusional Dictator can learn a thing or two from Mr Kafupi!

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    • Why comment as if there is anyone who is 100 percent unblemish? There is just too much hate from certain names.

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  2. President Chiluba was the worst thing to ever happen to Zambia. Destroyed a vibrant nation that had hickups like any other developing country. Honoring him is an insult to us all.

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    • You are all thieves as you shared the houses and companies and then now you turn around to shout thief thief after you also participate. HH is one among the many that participated in embezzling this country. HH and his friends including Mwanawasa are thieves. Mwanawasa participated in embezzling this country, he got the ZAF airport land where his house is. Mwanawasa is the cause of the mess which is at KCL as he gave the giant mine for 25 Million Dollars instead of 500 Million Dollars. So all politicians are thieves it is not only FTJ.
      On tolerance FTJ was just great and has no match for in terrible provocation he could just say ” It is democracy let them talk”.

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    • He didn’t steal alone. From the public funds/assets riot, we have co-thieves masquerading as politicians today.

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    • Chiluba, Banda, Sata, Lungu – These people were never presidential material. Only in a country where fools rein supreme. Not sure about Kaunda but his complicity with wicked leaders like Lungu suggests he belongs to the category of the above mentioned. Decent countries choose noble people to be president. Zambians you cannot continue in this route and hope for anything better. If you love your children and children’s children stop choosing such people. They are very undeserving. Some still praise Sata which I think is a sign of people who have not seen their error yet. What ashame.

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    • what did Chiluba Steal? Suits and Shoes and pants! we are just like little children taught to sing a chorus and then we add our own verses. Talk of mismanagement not stealing.

      there is very little stealing in zambia because we have too few ways of making money. We are all lazy looking at the same copper. Where is anybody’s money apart from few houses we say they belong to so and so. poverty ilatumpika we have become so foolish as to believe anything without a critical mind.

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  3. I saw thousands of lives destroyed under his leadership, education system collapsed.. I saw my neighbors turn into prostitutes and men turn into drunkards out of desperation ….Cry my beloved country until real men leave their comfort and arise….the rot will continue

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    • He didn’t steal alone. From the public funds/assets riot, we have co-thieves masquerading as politicians today.

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    • @ 6.1

      Because “he didn’t steal alone” we should celebrate his thieving existence?
      He was just another convicted thief and his existence is going to be “celebrated” by another thief, RB!!

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  4. Though there were observable lapses here and there during Chiluba’s reign as president, Zambia enjoyed unprecedented democracy. Never were people subjected to deliberate poverty to force them to join MMD. Never was there any electricity shortage or banning of student unions or banning meal allowances for students or brutalizing students to death. Then opposition leaders could be allowed to address students, for example then UNIP president, Kebby Musokotwane addressed UNZA student in 1995 and explain various issues affecting Zambian politics which was quite eye-opening. Can an opposition leader today address students at any college in Zambia? Cry my Beloved Country Zambia!

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  5. Rampant closures of companies, embezzlement, brain drain and brutal elimination of some prominent figures took place during his tenure, whilst he stack up hundreds of designer shoes, shirts, suits and cars. By 2002 the economy was in severe dire straits, only to be saved by debt relief in 2005 after Levy took over. He was even pushing for 3rd term how democratic is that?

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    • He didn’t steal alone. From the public funds/assets riot, we have co-thieves masquerading as politicians today.

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  6. We are free to express our displeasure on FTJ but the truth of the matter is that transforming a country takes a lot of courage. During campaigns, FTJ warned us and I quote: “are you ready to Rtighten your belts?” we all said “YES”!. Chiluba’s greatest achievement was transforming an economy which was 100% controlled by Government to the private sector. Today Zambians are enjoying owning business, houses, trade and trade because of FTJ. The good performance of the economy during Mwanawasa and RB is attributed by the foundation laid by Chiluba. You can call him a thief, but his so called “stolen money” was in a Government Account. I can only agree if you denounce him on account that many people died mysterious deaths under his rule.

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    • Stop saying thief were you there when we use to sleep 4months at k.m.b.lining 2 days sugar,mealie meal,shoes every thing was mess even to a point of being beaten by the so called v—nt.to me F.T.J.is my number one by clearing the maliposa from malawi
      and the things we went through.

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    • He didn’t steal alone. From the public funds/assets riot, we have co-thieves masquerading as politicians today.

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  7. No one is perfect ladies and gentlemen! Unfortunately human nature has good memory of bad things someone did and whatever good they may have done is quickly forgotten even when someone is still alive!
    A memorial benefits not the dead but the living because the dead know nothing, neither are they with the Lord nor participating in anything done under the Sun! (Ecclesiastes 9:5). They are asleep in the dust of the earth (Job 3:13; Daniel 12:2; Matthew 9:24; Mark 5:39; Luke 8:52-53; 1 Kings 2:10; John 11:11-14) awaiting either the First resurrection to eternal life (Revelation 14:13; Revelation 20:4-6; John 5:28-29) or the Second Resurrection to eternal damnation after a 1,000 years (Revelation 20:4-7; Revelation 20:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:14)! Memorials are just human…

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    • The chap was unforgiving and manipulative. Remember how he ordered the ushering of live bullets in the head of one double K.

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  8. Memorials are just human traditions born out of sorrow of the loss! Love someone when they are still alive! Loving them when they are gone is an exercise in futility because the dead won’t even know you brought them nice flowers! Give me those flowers now!
    Therefore Judge not as God is the ultimate Judge!

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  9. How do you know that he went ton the Lord? That is total lie. Where did you get information that the dead go the Lord?

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  10. By far the best President to date. Not tribal a true democrat and a compassionate man. RIP FTJ

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    • Passionate you say, I doubt. Look at the way he treated women. He grabbed (bought off) someone’s wife in broad day light.
      Ali muchende.
      Some one says they loved listening to his evil disguised speeches.
      The fellow was singing ” Ubushimbe nabumpesha amano” at a rally, marubbish yeka, yeka.
      S3x too much that shortie.
      Kamba ngati ulibe chigololo mambala, but iwe ubisa. Eve it was publicly done.

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  11. Truth be told,this noise we are making today,its because of FTJ. Chiluba restructured the Zambia economy with a staggering debt he inherited from UNIP.Mind you,its not because of Chiluba that we were called a HIPC country(highly indebted),Chiluba found the debt,restructured the economy as per HIPC conditions(dont forget that SAP Programmes began under UNIP) until Zambia reached the HIPC decision point in 2000 and that is where Mwanawasa took over from. Chiluba had done the donkey work.Restructuring a socialist based economy has its own challenges as was seen in Russia during perestrioka which produced Bilionaires (Oligarchs).So is Zambia,we have Kwacha Billionaires who were part of restructuring the economy under Chiluba.

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    • Walasa! He didn’t steal alone. From the public funds/assets riot, we have co-thieves masquerading as politicians today.
      But that does not mean that we hadn’t better choices outa, what you’re calling “This noise are making.” We settled for less.
      FTJ’s path was not the best there would have been.
      The killings of Penza, Nkumbula, Ng’enda, Dean, Mazoka and Tembo to name but a few were politically orchestrated by kafupi.
      Why waste innocent souls.
      One of the most Uncerebtared lives outa’ presidency in my boots.

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  12. UPND tribalists must not reopen old wounds. FTJ was tried by mass media and his court case was sensationalised by Fred Mmembe whose Post paper is under liquidation. FTJ father of democracy – we will defend your legacy from destruction by tribalists who think only their tribesmen can run Zambia better.

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  13. This will just expose FJT’s dead soul to public ridicule, insult and abuse. First, Chiluba never brought multi-party democracy to Zambia. He was just put there as a compromise MMD president when the MMD founders, Chiluba was NOT one of them, could not agree who to lead them. But after Chiluba became president he KILLED all those he feared as a threat such that by the time of elections in 1996, all those surrounding were stooges. Chiluba killed more people than even Kaunda – we all know the long list of those he butchered… I hope he has now met some of them. Secondly, how do people easily forget how Chiluba fought hard to remain in power for a third term – until the country demonstrated against that. And of all people sure, Rupiah Banda!!

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  14. Somethings are better left to lie dead. If FJT Chiluba’s friends and family feel he was such an icon to them, let them build something in his honor – something like a public library – that would help sanitize his desperately soiled legacy. To claim that FJT was a democrat is to claim that the Devil lives in Heaven. Some families are still hurting and it seems so insensitive that one can celebrate somebody who was such a despot. He imprisoned Kaunda for no reason at all, on trumped up charges. Ka-Chiluba stole so much, it is just that the government of Levy Mwanawasa claimed most of it back. In a way, the honoring of FJT Chiluba just shows how morally bankrupt the whole of Zambia has become…a country where we now celebrate thieves, tribalists, dictators and bank-robbers. Even ECL may be…

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  15. Yes chilubas time was some of the most difficult for Zambia, a transition chectreised by rampant corruption and looting of once prominent Zambian industries …….even lungu participated in this looting by selling cold storage board of Zambia to foringners.

    This was a time of unchecked wholesale relocation of important industrial machinery to neighbouring countries……whole factories where stripped of heavy industrial machinery and moved out of Zambia. Solid Machinery that took years to put up.

    Very tragic episode in our history.

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  16. During his (FTJ) reign, I did not know that there was a Tonga, a Bemba, a Ngoni, a Lozi, a Kaonde, a Lungu, a Mambwe, a Lenje… etc etc. but I only knew there was a Zambian until Hakaivotela Humwine came. Our own Best Zambian Orator and head of state, Rest In Peace.

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    • But the coiners of the negative term or slogan
      “ONLY A TONGA MUST RULE UPNDEAD” were part of the FTJ, double M D administration.
      Senior Members for that matter.
      Until LPM’s family trees and the impending tribal forests from the deads.
      That’s why we stop them from achieving their agenda thru a credible poll.

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  17. Chiluba was a conman who rode on the shoulders of the gullible.The guy came from a communist ilk with kids called Castro,Tito,Mao and a best buddy nicknamed Stalin.He became a capitalist overnight and claimed to be in control of SAPs when it was IMF/World Bank experimenting on us.After an awful constitutional change and third term bid and Christian’s for Chiluba,his democratic credentials were in tatteres.Add a conviction of corruption to that and what are you trying to salvage?

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    • Double K’s greed gave us FTJ who bled LPM, who led us to RB, who paved way to MCS, who made us identify ECL, who will lead us to his successor.

      The leadership trail is perhaps maybe predetermined.

      See, Mazoka failed, Dean failed, Tembo failed, Nawakwi failed, Miyanda failed, Magande failed, Kabimba failed, Scott failed, double h keep failing.

      FTJ’s greed brought us thus far too, good or bad.

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  18. RB was a billion times better as president than the current imbecile in State House and whatever corruption is alluded to him and his government is childs play compared to the plunder under ECL and I say this as a person who voted twice for RB.

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    • Dejavu for every serving president.
      ECL could not be the most insulted president ever.
      It felt like LPM got the worst insults from print media in Mmembe’s post and Under 5s in the dead on the ground. ECL hasn’t got it easy with social media comments from the dead.
      That is why Presidents ignore your resentments because they know, the waste to be insulted is yet to come unless you overstep.
      Whether insults add or substrate value, the 2016 polls spelled it out; vividly so in the upcoming 2021 when ECL butt beats the pompous, inexperienced, naive, never learning, mediocre and under5 double h. Like a rubber stamp. All to play for as Zambians weigh the cost benefit evaluation. Who has the most cherished moral standing for Zambia. ECL or double h? 2021 will deliver.

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  19. BUT FOR CHILUBA WE WOULD STILL BE IN A ONE-PARTY STATE
    BUT FOR CHILUBA KK WOULD STILL BE IN STATE HOUSE TALKING ABOUT HUMANISM
    BUT FOR CHILUBA WE WOULD STILL BE IN A SOCIALIST STATE WITH SHORTAGES LIIKE ZIMBABWE
    BUT FOR CHILUBA MANY ZAMBIANS WOULD HAVE NO HOUSES
    BUT FOR CHILUBA WE WOULD STILL HAVE A LOT OF LOSS-MAKING PARASTATALS
    BUT FOR CHILUBA THE DOLLAR WOULD BE FOR THE WELL-CONNECTED
    BUT FOR CHILUBA VERY VERY FEW ZAMBIANS WOULD BE DRIVING CARS
    BUT FOR CHILUBA THERE WOULD BE NO PF NOR UPND NOR MMD NOR MY PERSONAL PARTY
    BUT FOR CHILUBA THERE WOULD BE NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND IRRITANTS LIKE @JAY JAY
    BUT FOR FOR CHILUBA, NO GENIUS LIKE ZAMBIA FIRST!!
    THANK GOD FOR CHILUBA
    AMEN

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    • Chiluba was not even the one who created MMD, he was invited by the brave founders who are the real unsung Heroes, Dr. Derrick Chitala and his friend Mr. Akashambatwa Lewanika. Mr. Lewanika even turned his own house into MMD party secretariat, during time when most prominent people were so scared of KK to pop their heads. We know how MMD was hijacked by late comers and chancers which led to a shift from the true democracy that was on the drawing board. Chiluba should have thanked princess Nakatindi for decampaigning her own brother in law Arthur Wina in favour of him at first MMD convention.

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  20. The late president Fredrick Jacob Titus Mpundu Chiluba has left a legacy without honour in Zambia.
    Chiluba betrayed the trust of Zambian people. Corruption began with Chiluba in Zambia as he assumed absolute power. Slash funds and brown envelopes were unknown in Zambia before Chiluba came to power.
    To begin with he accused KK the father of Zambia that he had stolen money and humiliated the old man searching him all over and found nothing. Chiluba disclosed state house tunnels, privatised mines, state owned companies haphazardly awarding most companies to his cronies. YET, made personalised suits and shoes from UK and Belgium. Zambian hospitals were without medicine, UNZA allowances and bursaries were given to Congolese while some Zambians were denied. When Late president Mwanawasa who…

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  21. Mwanawasa who earlier on resigned from MMD because Chiluba failed to deal with corruption of late president Sata (corruption with Sata began long ago, now flourishing), Chiluba non the less, hand piched Mwanawasa to succeed him. In a turn of events Mwanawas demanded from Chiluba to return half/all the money and assets he had acquired corruptly while as head of state. The list is endless, Xavier Chungu, Shansonga were used as human conduits to siphon money on behalf of Chingu, as Kaizer Zulu and disgraced Amos Chanda are doing for EC Lungu now. So, what legacy is there for Chiluba – the man should be remembered as a thief who made Zambians go without medicines even died while he was stealing their money. Chiluba betrayed Zambians. End.

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  22. How can we forget, the serious arms deals supply scandal to a neighbouring Country during FTJ’s tenure, which threatened the peace and security of our mother land. It would have led to loss of many innocent lives, neighbouring Country issued warning, consequently that led to closure of Aero Zambia and the disappearance of CEO, the transporters.

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  23. Convicted by the London High Court
    I rest my case.
    In China its one bullet to the back of your head for such cases

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  24. Chiluba brought in a positive political change. However, towards the end, he became authoritarian and scattered all potential rivals. He finished MMD by forcing out good leaders like Brigadier General Miyanda, Christon Tembo, E.t.c. Even Michael Sata was eventually hounded, he formed PF out of a bad experience. He was the bowman Lusambo of Chiluba (MMD).

    Economically it was a disaster. We took the medicine that IMF has failed to precribe to the Europians, talk of Greece, Italy, Spain, e.t.c. So many people died as a result of retrenchments. Only God knows the tally. We were ill prepared. Him and Ronald Penza. I remember how they killed not only parastatals, but also private companies with unreasonable Tax resumes.

    It pains my heart, Dunlop tyres were made in Zambia once, Nugget,…

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  25. cont’d
    Nugget, Colgate (Reckit & Colman), Saladi (Refined Oil Products). Ndola was turned into a ghost town.

    Our agriculture was devastated. I remember Ronald Penza calling Agriculture the bottomless pit. Mazoka almost went to plot one trying to correct that one mistake.

    I rspect him as a person who stuck his head above the parapet to chellenge Kaunda, but he was trusted as a trade unionist. However, he treaded the workers worse than any other. As a University student, we continued suffering police brutality. Kaunda was almost skinned alive.

    He was a recorded that started well and finally played very bad. Napwa. God have mercy upon his soul.

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  26. Obviously FTJ divides opinions but between all the noise about Chiluba the saint and Chiluba the thief many have lost the relevance of this speech to today’s reality. You have former President Banda giving a speech to honor former President Chiluba. Remove the word president and you might just see the bigger picture….Banda honors Chiluba. In today’s political dispensation and regionalism that is powerful. Ignore it at your own political peril.

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  27. 18th day of June, 2011 will go down the anals of history being the day Emmanuel Mwamba struggled that stinking thieving cancer called FTJ Chabala Kafupi Chiluba to death. Good riddance.

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