Tasila Lungu at a Company Rally
File:Tasila Lungu at a Company Rally

The opposition National Democratic Congress has called for investigations into Tasila Lungu’s sudden wealth.

In a statement, the NDC in Lusaka says prior to 2015, Tasila was not known to have any source of wealth.

The opposition party says Tasila should be subjected to a lifestyle audit.

“It has come to light that a secret court case has been ongoing, and a garden boy was imprisoned for having stolen K200,000 from Tasila Lungu’s house. Tasila who refers to herself as a philanthropist (a rich donor) has for a while now been showing signs of having vast wealth,” the NDC says.

The party says Tasila recently sunk 100 boreholes out of pocket in Eastern Province and that she has been handing out donations valued at millions of kwacha in Kuku compound and elsewhere.

“Prior to 2015 she had no known profitable businesses. So the question is where is she getting all this wealth from? How is she able to afford all those luxury vehicles she’s been seen driving in Lusaka?”

“Why is she keeping such large sums of cash in the house, why is she scared to take it to the bank? How about all those luxury properties she’s built everywhere, where is she getting the funds? Where did she get the cash from?”

“Who are these secret donors and well wishers she always refers to when making millions in donations? What interest do these donors have in her activities? How about Zesco, what’s the story behind the transformer oil contracts?”

The NDC says Tasila should understand that the hoarding of large sums of cash in a house is an offence under the Penal Code.

“That garden boy did not just stumble on that pile of cash, he knew that there was significant financial transactions occurring in that house. It’s not even known yet the total amount of cash hoarded in the house, we only know about the small piece the garden boy took for himself.”

It said these are the same illicit financial activities that the FIC has been pointing out.

“Along the chain of money laundering they transfer funds to a law firm and then huge cash withdrawals are made and given to unknown beneficiaries. These individuals all need to be investigated and subjected to lifestyle audits. If their wealth is clean they should not have a problem with disclosing the source of all of this money,” the party said.

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    • If we can ask HH how made his wealth, then Tasila must be subjected to the same rules.

      She may have dug 100 boreholes for good cause, but if the money was stolen, then she cannot play Mrs Robin Hood.

      Now NDC produce evidence and let the nation scrutinise her source of wealth.

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    • God works in mysterious ways, we thank the long wormy hands of this garden boy for this exposure , imagine what else is mukasaka kandalama.

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    • INDEPENDENT OBSERVER – My friend you are a smart man but you misappropriate your faculties…I mean is Hakainde a public official..Bowman and Tasila are now philanthropists three four years ago they didn’t have a dog to their name today they have loads of money laying around…am sure if you went to Hakainde’s house you wont find K5000 laying about in the kitchen.

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    • HH has never explained the source of his riches so leave Tasila alone. First let you small god explain where he got weath from then Tasila will explain…otherwise shut up guys

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    • HH don’t have too much cash.
      He bonds, shares etc, you don’t just cash in at will.
      HH is so rich, but paying alot for his loans. Even house in New Kasama he built with a loan, HH can’t use cash to build a property like GBM or Lusambo.
      HH, Kavindele, Chikwanda and me are rich but have no cash.

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    • INDEPENDENT OBSERVER (1.1)

      F****CK YOU MAN.
      Leave her alone. We know you. You work in a USA Investment Bank in London as a Chief Algorithm & Data Scientist, probably on 100K plus salary per annum. What have you f**kin done for your Zambia. Guys like yourself and BR MUMBA Sr are just aliens.

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    • munone – you are comparing a small girl who has never worked any where to an international chartered accountant…why was this case hidden from the public? If a mere garden-boy can steal that much money from the Kitchen just ask yourself how much money this small girl has in her bedroom and why she hasn’t banked the money…you wonder why AVIC is building sports complex in her ward…its to thank her for the overpriced tenders they are charging you.

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    • Why doesn’t Kambwili tell us how he acquired the wealth to building hundreds of high end housing in Luanshya? Munyela panse!

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    • Bo Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika was right when he stated that for many years thieves have been publicly displaying the proceeds of their crime while Zambians are silently watching.This has created a sense of impunity that is difficult to match. Today we have Ronald Chitotela who is in court on nine corruption charges but is still cabinet minister. How is this impunity possible? Our simple and only explanation is it’s because the Zambian people are indifferent to corruption.
      Indifference, to us, is the epitome of all evil.

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    • Firstly, I will not allow myself to sink low, like you. So, don’t expect me to insult you. I don’t that.

      Secondly, the English language has so may words that you can you to express your point of view and you don’t need to use the F Words. It means you lack intelligence & wisdom in your mind.

      I would ask you to use that energy to insult people, by directing it to creativity, putting your life to good use and be of service to Zambia. Therefore, create wealth and go and help another human being to reach the sky. Thus, become part of the solution to Zambia and don’t leave to politicians only.

      Life is about choices. And yes, I chose to live the UK to maximise my abilities. I don’t need to stand on the pulpit to pronounce what I have done for Zambia, or investment I have made…

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    • Mfuwe National Park 1.6

      cont…
      ….made in Zambia. Dont quack on the ground like a chicken. Fly like an eagle. This platform must be utilised for constructive criticism and sharing ideas. But not to succumb foolishness. We all want whats good for Zambia. Too often, we will “agree to disagree” on points of views. That’s fine and healthy.

      Enjoy the day.

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    • NDC nayo kuwayawayafye, 2 years down the line you are still witch hunting without telling the voters what you intend to do once voted into power. you are just wasting our time. we need an opposition in zambia and not these witch finder or private investigaters like the Mast party, UPND and NDC. Sata spend most of his time in opposition talking about roads , schools and hospitals and the voters got the message.at one time Mwanawasa even confessed that he was implementing some of Satas ideas.

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    • 1.6 @ Mfuwe National Park

      continued from.. 1.10

      Last and not least. This platform must be used for constructive criticism and share ideas. And a place to expose our life’s frustration.

      Dont stay on the ground, quacking like a Chicken. Take off and fly like an Eagle.

      Sometimes we will just “agree to disagree” Thats fine and healthy.

      Enjoy the day !!!!

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    • Correction … meant to say…

      And NOT a place to expose our life’s frustrations

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    • @Mfuwe National Park … why are you attacking my two favorite boys at LT??? What’s BRM has to do with this article??? I haven’t seen him comment on it and so why bring up his name???

      And about INDEPENDENT OBSERVER, so what if you know what he does and what bank he works for??? Get out of town you useless troll!!!

      Come to Lyon, France and investigate me … start your lifestyle audit with me. I have never worked for any part of GRZ before and I have never been in any corruption scandals. Come check me out.

      Akaso bane kabi … do your lifestyle audit on HH, CK and Msoni before you do one yours.

      Thank you

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    • @1.4 Luchemba

      Look at this useless dull PF rats , the coward uses the name TRUTH then comes hiding his tail between his legs with another name ???

      You pompwes with lungu , your time is comming. Just get your bags packed ready at that embassy.

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    • Very interesting and what about NDC president himself Kambwili where did he get all that money he was using to buy all those flashy cars he was seen driving everywhere and even boasting he can go to London just for tea ? People seem to forget and that’s why in politics everyone is a crook.

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    • Ill gotten wealth soon disappears once the conduit used to acquire it is taken down.

      Once Lungu gets out of power, all those who became rich by stealing because of him will lose every penny even if its hidden else where.

      Even swiss banks can block your account once you loose your job title such as president or minister. Thats what happened to Mobutu. His son tried in Switzerland to access his dad money but failed and ended up living on benefits.

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    • The poverty of intellect in some people is frightening. How can you compare Tasila Lungu with a person who has held high level economic jobs in a top firm for more than a quarter of the century? HH was making money when Tasila was breast-feeding.
      They say that an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The Lungu family have ‘miracle money’ that multiplies over night. Like father, like daughter.

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    • News reaching me from the red brick reliable source is that Pamela the Barclays robber did not work alone. The source said she was coerced by some top PF thugs to steal the money and they helped her with a diplomatic passport to evade capture.

      I think there is some truth in this owing to the fact PF is so broke that they can even resort to stealing money from local banks using bank workers to raise the much needed money because local banks are also unwilling to lend PF cheaply anymore.

      Well the truth will soon be laid bare on how she got a diplomatic passport in a fake name to evade capture.

      Lungu chagwa and PF thugs are the mafia stealing in Zambia now.

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    • Corruption in Zambia is rife because Zambians choose to tolerate it. We’re extremely docile and believe that there some Zambians who are more Zambian than we are and thus deserve to have more assets than us, even if it’s clearly evident that those people are stealing from our national coffers. Corrupt people multiply when decent and honest people choose to stay silent. When are we going to speak up? We can’t rely on our government institutions, the Judiciary, the Legislature or the Executive itself, as there’s clearly no effective checks and balances happening among these organs. In Zambia, as in many other African countries, the president unfortunately has virtually absolute power over all the 3 branches of government and calls all the shots. That’s why we’ve never heard anyone…

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    • … in parliament call for an investigation into corrupt Lungu, his family and friend’s sudden wealth. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize that Lungu is corrupt and has no interest whatsoever in fighting corruption. When he came into office in January 2015, he declared that he had K3 million in assets. After one year, he declared that he now had K23 million. And nobody took him to task to explain where the K20 million sudden increase in assets came from in one year. He has been in office now for 4 years and some months. You can just imagine how much he’s worth now. The funny thing is, everybody is scared to call for an audit of his assets. While this corrupt guy has run the economy into the ground, only his family and a few sycophants are thriving. In short, I’m…

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    • … not surprised that his daughter is flaunting money around like this, because nobody has the fortitude to question what’s going on, and where she’s getting all this cash money from. As long as we continue to stay docile and silent, Lungu and all the people within his orbit will continue to amass illicit wealth, and laughing at the incredible docility of Zambians. So please let’s not be cowards. Africa is weary of the same old pattern of leaders taking advantage of their people, getting filthy rich at the expense of the poor suffering masses. We need to speak up. Staying silent when we know that people are taking advantage of the masses is unpatriotic and tantamount to treason. No one should be above the law, not even the president. He has to be held accountable too. The Legislature…

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    • … and the Judiciary should not allow themselves to be reduced to a corrupt president’s rubber stamps. You’re there to work for the people, to defend the powerless citizens from corrupt leaders. So do your job. If you choose to stay silent, history with judge you harshly, and the future generation of Zambians will never forgive you for doing nothing in the face of such rampant corruption that’s tearing our nation apart. The ACC needs to demonstrate that nobody is above the law, not even the president’s daughter. They need to look into this story and come to the bottom of it.

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    • **Correction: Sentence in first paragraph should read…”We’re extremely docile and believe that some Zambians are more Zambian than we are… .”

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    • HH has already said before how he was able to borrow money from overseas, but I also get it that most of you would rather ignore what he said for your political narrative and that some of you are not smart enough to have understood.
      I also see that most of you are commenting from the USA and the Western world, My hope is that you all have researched and established connections for serious business investments in Zambia. HH was able to raise funding for he’s business whilst based out of Zambia and you who is living overseas should do more.

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    • “A hedge fund is an investment fund that pools capital from accredited investors or institutional investors and invests in a variety of assets, often with complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.[1] It is administered by a professional investment management firm, and often structured as a limited partnership, limited liability company, or similar vehicle.[2][3] Hedge funds are generally distinct from mutual funds and regarded as alternative investments, as their use of leverage is not capped by regulators, and distinct from private equity funds, as the majority of hedge funds invest in relatively liquid assets.”
      Source: Wikipedia

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    • Also be mindful that money obtained dubiously is usually flashed around and never lasts long after access to the main source has been cut off.
      So if its genuine income it will be for a life time, if its by dubious means and not by God then its just a matter of time before they go back to poverty.
      We have all seen this movie before.

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    • @Mfuwe National Park … my intellectual acuity does not allow me to comment on things I don’t have enough information on. Sorry, I am not helpful here.

      @Ba Luchembe … really appreciated, Ba Kalamba, nothing more to add. You’re the best, thanks once more.

      @Nostra … you left out legends like Tom Mtine & Family, BY & Family, Simon Mwewa & Family, McDonnell & Family, Mathani & Family, Fosenka & Family, just to mention a few, Bro …

      The rest, vinabwela mochedhwa!!!

      Epo mpelele,

      BRM

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    • Jacob Zuma’s son got rich from nowhere only to discover his father had sold his country to corrupt Indian crooks. Dos Santos’ daughter got rich because of her father’s nepotism and his facilitating her bribes from oil companies. Rupiah Banda and sons connived to make corrupt deals at the state coffers expense. The Lungus have joined bad company

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    • Yes we need to investigate these. Some on TV boasted can go to England in the morning have breakfast and come back to Zambia same day and have supper. Yet few years ago they owned only one smoking track…

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  1. Let us close our eyes and worship poverty in Zambia.
    “Our poverty, who at in Zambia, we love you so much. All those without you should undergo a lifestyle audit “

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  2. Our African leaders and their families never learn lessons!!
    Look at Sudan’s Al Bashir, hoarding money at his residence and stealing from the poor you and me – where’s he today, not in prison?
    Ba Lungu, kaya !

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    • You wonder where ZRA are or ACC to impose the ACC Act 37 possession of unexplained property. They all have no stomach for this as we need to sort out our governance issues..appointment of Directors needs to looked at.

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  3. They are all thieves. That is why they are all fighting to go to plot one, not to serve us. As for hh did he get rich before or after privatization.

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    • How come the trial of this garden boy was not in public domain, we are only hearing about it after the wife started pleading for leniency ninshi ba guy has already been sentenced. Who ever has worked hard for their money can not let a K200,000 be starshed so carelessly.

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  4. Ba Lusaka times please dont rely on hearsay, report on well researched stories (with banks AND other credible sources no Dr CK) like the BBC expo-see in Senegal which you carried out this week.

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  5. I hear she even bought off some big chunk of land in Sinda area where she intends to be keeping wild animals. For what purpose???? Only heavens knows.

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    • No tourism should be the domain for genuine investors not thieves…you are stealing from overpriced Chinese contracts which your grandchildren will cough up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • What stealing.. let’s stop allucinating.. just appreciate the work she is doing…others use the money to go to England and have breakfast and come back

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  6. It’s like asking about the gender of the passing dog when the fact is the naked truth. NDC was registered using Kambwili’s stolen money. Tasila has become a proficient businesswoman because her father is Presido, so why waste time and money on investigations? Nimwana wa nyoko? Even Bowman Lusambo is now a successful business man

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    • You have failed to arrest BUFFOON CK because you were stealing together….you are there justifying corruption without shame when lecturers have not been paid for 6 months…somewhere has potful of money stashed in the Kitchen.

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  7. When I was poor, you took no notice to investigate the source of my poverty. Now that my situation has turned around, you want to investigate me? For what?

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  8. Leave the little girl alone mwenchushi mwe, mukafwafye nobuchushi bwenu ifyofine. How much money was kambwili keeping both at home and in his tummy when he was minister?

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  9. Keep on glorifying thieves Zimbabwe did not jst arrive where they are now it started little by little until the whole country was gone never to return.

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  10. Extended looting….of course the PF rats find nothing wrong with Tasila being a dollar millionaire in less than 5 years despite having no businesses,

    all the while people are not getting paid in Zambia and students can not attend university…..

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  11. Like father like daughter – both crooks! Philanthropy should be done woth your OWN money, not stolen tax payers money. Any body can dish out money they have not earned!

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  12. It’s like this country is under some strange power.Even foreigners know Zambia is a failing state.All law enforcement agencies are paralyzed.Simply don’t want to fight organized crime,just petty crimes.Very scary

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  13. I don’t know the answer, but do public offices not have sponsors and donors who sponsor their good charitable causes?

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  14. What have these illiterates in UPND and NDC eaten kanshi? You people are extremely dull, because you have never outlined your plans for mother Zambia as opposition parties but we hear from your rumors and gossip. Are you telling the Zambians that having K200,000.00 cash by a Zambian native is criminal or corruption, what nonsense is this?
    To you, its okay and very okay for foreigners to be moving and keeping huge amounts of money and a crime for Zambian to have such money, God have mercy on these for nothing arm chair, disgruntled, hateful and bitter souls. It appears most chaps in UPND have squandered their pension money on polygamy programs and prostitution and they want everyone to be like them, nay, it wont happen. If you have compelling evidence of corruption against those you…

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    • Dont you understand that the hoarding of large sums of cash in your residence is an offence under the Penal Code?

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  15. Chagwa means it has fallen.
    Tasila means we are finished.
    For sure, names are prophetic! Zambia has fallen and it is finished!

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  16. NDC seem to have a lot of inside knowledge when it comes to PF stealing. It takes a thief to unravel another. Cage them all!

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  17. NDC you are always just questioning everything, anything and all things …how about you tel is what you have to offer and then we can or won’t vote for you

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    • There are so many wrongs happening…someone is doing time for stealing from a bigger thief..why shouldn’t they question?

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    • Asking mentally deficient person to calculate 1+1. All you will get are insults and he will call you thief instead. I also ichi.

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    • @A Digger Loon Goo, ignorance and primitive behaviour! Most of these characters on social media are frustrated from backing loser parties. They revert to malice to prop up their low self-esteem. Calling their fellow bloggers mental this and that is supposed to convince do called ‘normal’ people that they are same, but really…….the savagery and primitive nature of their commentary leaves you in doubt you are dealing with criminally insane people.

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  18. It’s simple you simpleton. When you’re in power people give you money. Besides the Zambian president is over paid so how can he fail to sponsor his child. You should be asking how Kambwili became wealthy.

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  19. BUT WHY IS EVERYONE SURPRISED THAT TASILA HAS A LOT OF MONEY? WERE WE NOT TOLD THAT SHE IS A BUSINESS PERSON? THAT SHE IS A COUNCILLOR AND EARNS A SALARY? THAT SHE BELONGS TO THE “ABOMBA MWIBALA …” GROUP? UNLESS YOU ARE JEALOUS, YOU WILL NOT CONTINUE POINTING ACCUSING FINGERS AT HER. ITS HER TIME TO ENJOY!!!

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  20. The conspiracy of silence by many and the defense of the indefensible by some, is the real tragedy in Zambia. A little child will in time reveal that the GREAT leader is naked, when most grown ups having been ‘admiring’ the fine clothes he is supposedly wearing.

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  21. This is a clear case of money laundering all genuine businesses and charities transact through the bank. Having such large sums of money as petty cash should match bank withdrawals and statements even from who ever paid her, the source. Genuine accounting is about matching debits and credits. Money does not just grow on trees, otherwise we would all have bundles of cash for pillows.

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    • Meant to write money does not grow on trees. This is a way of cleaning dirty money through the communities, exactly what Lusambo is also doing, no explanation or trace of source. During KK’s days there was SITET which used to round people with unexplained wealth and cash.

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  22. Wealth made thru influence peddling and abuse of power just like the wealthy daughter of former Angolan president.

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  23. Malicious and spiteful. A lot of allegations which if they have evidence to support should be passed to the relevant investigating authorities not made on social media.

    No one should be subjected to this kind of ma!ice. Of course we want corruption dealt with but appropriately otherwise we are trading off one criminal behaviour for another illicit conduct.

    Zambian Opposition, do not understand what constitutes proper balance and checks. Using inflammatory character assassinations is not it.

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  24. Trib.al Gay Jay, just shut your bleat man!
    We would rather have President Tasila than President Trib.al Hacks!

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  25. It is in South Africa where Zambian stolen money is loaded……if the next GRZ is serious about fighting corruption and want our money back , GRZ should come to an agreement to point out property bought with stolen money in South Africa.

    If the SA gov is not forth coming, GRZ should arm twist them by holding shopright and spar hostage until our stolen money is recovered.

    Or If the Zambian people can not benefit from those properties bought with GRZ stolen money let the South African sharks and crooks blackmail them into oblivion by offering rewards for information.

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  26. It is in South Africa where most of the stolen money by PF is.

    There are PF crooks who have bought property in SA will find out how merciless South Africans can be, if you bought houses in South Africa and you can not account for the money in Zambia, you will be at the mercy of South Africa bounty hunters employed by GRZ…..
    all your stolen money will finish ……

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  27. Tasila’s Father is the Republican President. What do you expect? The late Castro Chiluba used to enjoy the same position. Just wait, there’s time for everything under the Sun

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  28. Tasila’s Dad, was the Komboni Super drunk in Chawama, who swindled a Widow out of her cash, then confessed he had NO VISION whatsoever!!
    Zambians with all this info before them then went ahead, & voted the long fingered Goon into office!
    WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU COMPLAINING ZAMBIANS? JUST WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?? Surely if you sow Cucumbers in your field, DON’T expect to reap Guava’s.
    You asked for this, & Tasila who was languishing peacefully in the U.S, saw her opportunity, returned pronto, & has now turned State House into her personal A.T.M, just like her crooked corrupt Dad!

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  29. Castro Chiluba chose to blow money on booze and women, she has chosen to spend her money wisely.

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  30. Why do you think people in poverty are the most honesty people. Stop worshiping poverty.. just look at the work been done. You can be rich even you when you stop envy and following those who are making it.. put this energy into something productive..like keeping chickens rather than looking for news on someone who is donating and helping others..

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  31. Mfuwe National Park is Kaiza Zulu. Why is he hiding? Anyway, it’s good these low lives are here so voters know the mental status of politicians in PF and Zambia in general. We need new blood, ruthless enough to hang these people in public once they are out of power. We need the kind of radicalization that would clean up generations to come. Rise up youth!!!!!!!

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