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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

It’s illogical for Government to turn against its people, just to Incarcerate One Zambian-President Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu has said the State will not discriminate on the clamp down of suspects in the current wave of criminal acts.

The President is dismayed by the growing number of unguarded statements in the media from both the ruling and opposition parties, as well individuals, and yet everyone knows where to report acts of crime.

President Lungu says he expects the law enforcement agencies to visit individuals that seem to know more about the current crimes than the State so that the State can unlock the mystery surrounding these crimes.

The President says it is warped thinking to imagine that the Government can turn against its own people, just because of an effort to incarcerate one Zambian.

He said at the end of day the people being attacked are Zambians and they may belong to any political party, so of what benefit would it be for Government to attack its own people.

To the people behind the current crimes, President Lungu has said, “We are coming for you whether from ruling or opposition party, Church, or NGO. We are coming for you regardless of who you are or what you are. No red herring, will distract the current investigations. ‘

President Lungu says he expects maturity from political players, and that in an event that the country is faced with serious crime, citizens including the opposition are expected fo be patriotic and not to use the opportunity to score points.

He has equally cautioned professional media not to be used by politicians that thrive on grim events happening in the country.

The President also warned citizens that are taking the law into their own hands that they are equally culpable because destruction of property and taking people’s lives is heinous crime.

He says the Police and the courts are there for suspects to undergo the due process of the law.

“Zambians are not known for inflicting harm on fellow citizens and destroying institutions that are meant to serve them like hospitals and Police Stations, so where has this culture come from?” Asks the President.

And President Lungu has welcomed plans to have a day of National Prayers this coming Saturday.

President Lungu has since thanked the clergy for coming up with the initiative aimed at praying for the nation and its people amidst the criminal acts.

He called on citizens countrywide to pray for peace and support the Church so that evil can be exorcised from the nation

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55 COMMENTS

    • Zed forward, don’t you have a conscious to judge that the head of state is responding to the matter fairly, he is focused on letting the law takes its course. It is of course wrong and a crime for an innocent person to be killed just because he is a suspect of being one of the people that are gassing innocent people. The president also warns that when the people that are guilty are discovered the law itself will punish them.

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  1. GBM said we know you we’re coming for you, Kaizer Zulu said we’re coming for you we know you, Lungu says we’re coming for you, and when are you going for them? After how many people die?

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  2. The fact that the government is going for prayers and not arresting the people who committing the crimes shows that even our leaders know that this is a spiritual problem.

    Mr. President you closed Seer 1 Facebook page instead of letting him disclose the names of the people and you could’ve Fired those people and Zambia was going to be at peace.
    Advise Bishop CHOMBA and others to give Seet 1 his things so our people can stop dying.

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  3. Well recent history in Zambia,provides us empirical evidence that a government can do that.
    MMD government under FTJ used the “Black Mamba” and “Zero Option” to incarcerate KK and Dean Mungomba

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  4. The message Mr President is good but action is seriously needed. The problem we have had is lack of action on the part of the police and those in charge. They are afraid to act when it involves the ruling party. Look at what happened at intercontinental hotel, it’s a shame! Pictures are there showing your own youth chairperson disrupting legal gathering. The police were there. Look at what happened to your own past political adviser. Has he been arrested despite reporting? Someone had confessed to knowing about it, is he arrested? Can you seriously blame citizens for failing to report?? Please reflect on this. We are afraid, even want to pull children from school and teach them myself!

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  5. I beg to differ mr. president. In the eyes of a desperate government it is a logical move to make if it ensures victory for the ruling government. In this case, people who don’t like you anyway, are just pawns being sacrificed to save the king.

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  6. We need action from the Head of State. This kind of information should be coming from the First Lady and not the President.

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  7. Sometimes i feel it for the presidents. running a country of mainly poor people is a bigger challenge. the president’s remarks is on point. on the other hand, if this thing is not state managed, then there is a lot to be done on our NATIONAL SECURITY. IT’S POROUS.

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  8. No much research in Zambia, hence Your Excellence sir the research and investigation wings are reluctant. Take glaze look at these other government agencies and official who seem to confess knowing the perpetrators, they are also risking the research institute.

  9. He sent his press aide to read a prepared speech. In other words, Isaac Chipampe is just a news caster and members of the press invited just went to listen. No opportunity to ask questions or for the President to know wht they think. I can’t help but conclude that Lungu thinks he is his own president and not a president answerable to the nation.

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  10. Hehehehe………the government turned against the whole nation in 2017 when an opposition leader was incarcerated on the most ridiculous treason charges. And not only that, this government has turned against the whole nation by bringing this country to the worst poverty levels this country has ever seen.

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  11. A sunday service which was conducted by Alph Lukaku leaves any story unturned.The message is clear and it is just a confirmation of what other clergy men have said.To those please who have not heard please go on his face book page and listen to that message.To the blood suckers all your plans towards 2021 elections will fail, you think God is not in control.These blood suckers are meeting secretly doing their incartations,they are putting on red clothes we know them please just wait and see God is control soon they shall be exposed.

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  12. Spoken like a true statesman. The legal mind is showing here. The principe of innocent until proven guilty applies to all zambians irrespective of gender, race etc. We will not sacrifice our immaculate human rights record due to a few rotten eggs trying to cause disruption for political gain. I know these tricks. You cannot trick a man who has won elections. My president as I embark on the trip to Russia, which has your blessings, I will ensure to bring this issue to an end. Our Russian friends always come through when needed. All I will say is that gassers your days are numbered. Kz at KKIA

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  13. Mr President don’t worry take heart these traitors be caught very soon and their calculated moves will come to fruition. They look cleaver but they are not they are foolish with their foolish acts.God will vindicate this land.

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  14. It is also illogical for a sitting president to just rule the country via social media…my advice is please address the nation and also visit the affected families that have lost members through this gassing thing…very simple and klaaar

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  15. What do you expect from a country that has become heaven for witch doctors. All witch doctors who were chased from Tanzania who were involved in ritual killing of albinos have fled to Zambia. I cry when I read adverts in newspapers, witch doctor from Malawi, witch doctor from Tanzania, witch doctor from Mozambique. etc. It means there is so much market for witchcrafts in a Christan nation.

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  16. We need to introspect very clearly as to what is happening in this country, If you look at the current trends unfolding, as a Country wave after wave of what is taking place on a daily basis is that which has never happened before anywhere else in the world or in history, we as a country are setting a trend for the wrong things. One has now to look at that National Prayer!, what is the credibility of these same pastors that champion National prayers, are they real Christians or Quacks, if they are real Christians then fine, but if they are quacks, then we are insulting God nationally because these prayers are being done as a nation and if that is the case it may be that some of these things happening are happening as a result of Gods anger on the nation. So as we prepare for these…

  17. Good to hear this from you or from your spokesperson “The President is dismayed by the growing number of unguarded statements in the media from both the ruling and opposition parties, as well individuals,” The statement is very light on what progress if any, has been made in investigations. Quite full of the usual warnings. Are you happy with the performance of the Police? A special task team to be appointed perhaps? Please do make an effort to be more visible and stop hiding behind your spokesperson and wailing wife . Leadership is proved true in such a time as this.

  18. Kaizar Zulu © ati trip to Russia. Kikikiki ok mudala u make my days. U where fired. Are u looking for re-appointment ?? Go farm pliz we are not interest in u. U are the same people causing H.E president to b misinterpreted bcoz of your silly comments

  19. @zedian if at all you are a Zambian you should be ashamed of yourself! I personally would report you as one of the incitors of this senseless violence on innocent people. Can you even tell me how many verified cases of gassing have occurred? Who has verfied that indeed a gas was used? It’s people like you who are promoting this environment of panic when there is no gassing at all taking place, I believe you are an agent of this cretin calling itself seer1. Let the long arm of the Law be it through Interpol catch up with him for this incitement that has seen innocent people killed on mere suspicions which you and others are promoting.

  20. After taking back those things to Seer 1 they now know they are done! That is why there is crying all over the place. Ifyabupuba fye mwe mashilu mwe! Sooner you exit the better mwe. You are even bringing stories of cats changing into humans mwe mbwa mwe!!!

    • Kikikiki am loving this. What does it take for someone to resign because he has failed. If it was i. I would have resigned a long time ago. It openly shows that I was not born to b a leader. I will borrow H.E. The president’s words when he was first asked plans for Zambia. He openly said I don’t have any. So am not upset with him for failing to govern.

  21. Good to hear this from ECL or from his spokesperson “The President is dismayed by the growing number of unguarded statements in the media from both the ruling and opposition parties, as well individuals,” The statement is very light though on what progress if any, has been made in investigations. Quite full of the usual warnings. Is he happy with the performance of the Police so far? Is he considering setting up a special task team perhaps? ECL should make an effort to be more visible and stop hiding behind his spokesperson and his wailing wife . Leadership is proved true in such a time as this.

  22. ” He called on citizens countrywide to pray for peace and support the Church so that evil can be exorcised from the nation…”

    Zambia has become a Christian foundamentalist black magic nation while progressive nations are talent and entrepreneur nations……..

    No amount of military or police presence will fix the current rot….

    Right after 2016 elections we told lungu you can not develop a divided country , he should consider a GRZ of national unity.
    Lungu then went public that the opposition want to force them selves onto GRZ through a GRZ of national unity …..

    Look now lungu ? You are failing miserably and proving to be the worst president ever.

    If lungu had any brains he would order a political cease fire are try to get the opposition into talks.

    But the…

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  23. But the opposition are seeing lungu fail miserably by his own devices and are enjoying the show…….

    They are enjoying watching lungu stew in his own soup of corruption , mismangment and cader violence….

  24. There is no gassing by anyone. No one or organisation , apart from GRZ , has the capacity or organisational skills for a sustained gassing campain. Lungu and his gang know this. That is why they were silent for long hoping the opposition will be blamed but this thought process has come to haunt them as Zambians know it is beyond the opposition, and only GRZ and pf could be behind this………
    Lungu is still sitting on the fence in telling the nation what he knows , that no one is gassing any one. Only in the minds of a hungry unemployed population. He does not want to admit that unemployment and poverty play a big part in mass hysteria .

    • Unemployment is caused by him. Jobs are now created for caders who can’t even think or plan for development of the national but busy drinking themselves even failing to build themselves a Ka flat. No national employees based on familization. Let us get jobs based on merits or based I beat someone so I deserve one. E.g people like Kaizer Zulu and Tayali what kind of development can you expect from them

  25. KZ

    I suggest you take a sack and pack all sorts of graden sprays and chemicals and take a walk through matero , showing people what’s in your bag to try to educate them that those can not be used for gassing……

  26. Oh Lord, there he goes again! Using the Lord’s name in vain. You P.F. guys are going to burn in hell for that! And of course, the Zambian will turn up for useless prayers! What does the book used to colonise you and is still colonising you say: “God helps those who help themselves.” Figure it out – no one is getting you out of this sh1t but yourselves!

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  27. Now the hungry Tayali the rat has jumped on the bandwagon as its nearing month-end sponsored by Kz (not this impostor on the thread masquerading as PF)

    • True. Have u seen the amwa pealing video for first lady has gone viral. People are upset. I can imagine the president telling the wife “what have u done” amwa pealing first lady. Name changed now to amwa pealing.kikikiki. sorry mum u seem to b a nice person surrounded by wrong people. This goes to the first lady. We love u mum and respect you very much. Pliz talk to your hubby to step down

  28. “Wanya wanya teti ateke ichalo bwino.” A Bemba saying which illustrates how a leader who is temperamental, quick to anger, full of hatred, paranoia and threats cannot govern well! Such a leader only multiplies tension and violence in the nation! A mature leader is slow to anger, is level-headed, is a good listener and creates a great atmosphere even for the opposition. Such were the leaders we had in late Levy Mwanawasa and RB! PF should remember they would not be in power if MMD had behaved the way they have behaved against the opposition! Love is what builds a nation! Wanya wanya destroys a nation!

    • Who told u that? Am not like the president. Am me with different thinking capacity. Am like Jesus. And I serve God as my Lord.

  29. “It’s illogical for Government to turn against its people, just to Incarcerate One Zambian”.
    …THATS WHAT THEY THOUGHT DURING PLANNING. KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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  30. This takes me far back in the 1980’s when a Lusaka Strangler killed 31 women with 2 victims surviving
    ZAMBIA holds a nasty world record. Zambia was the home of the Lusaka Strangler who killed more victims in a shorter period than any serial killer before or since. He killed one person per week from January to September 1980.

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  31. Mr President, Let’s just pray tomorrow for this thing to go away, looks like we are not getting much from Kimpyongi and kinganjo.
    And we dont want to see our loving mother weeping like that all because politicians like fighting each other senselessly.

  32. Applause to the President on being a patriotic leader! Zambian’s should as well grow up and relinquish the poverty mentality where they take advantage of the commotion that is happening. The rumor is that these people are paying K2,500 per household to the gassers, and now many of the unemployed and the so called riff-raffs are taking advantage just to be paid at the expense of innocent lives.

  33. Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wazabanga or “the almighty conqueror who goes conquest after conquest leaving fire in his wake.”

    If someone made a list of worst dictators in history, Mobutu Sese Seko would always be a part of the list. A man who ruined his country, Mobutu ruled with brutality, corruption, and extreme case of narcissism. He also arrested and killed rivals and political opponents and elections were rigged..Much of the foreign wealth in the country that his government took channeled to his pockets. He also squandered profits from his country’s exports. He sold Zaire’s huge diamond, cobalt, and copper to western countries and kept much if not all proceeds. Instead of giving the benefits or profits of his economic policies to his impoverished people, he funneled it to his own bank accounts. Mobutu used sheer brutality and ruthlessness in order to maintain control over the government, military, and his…

  34. Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wazabanga or “the almighty conqueror who goes conquest after conquest leaving fire in his wake.”

    Mobutu used sheer brutality and ruthlessness in order to maintain control over the government, military, and his people.

    Sounds familiar to what is happening

  35. To the people behind the current crimes, President Lungu has said, “We are coming for you whether from ruling or opposition party, Church, or NGO. We are coming for you regardless of who you are or what you are. No red herring, will distract the current investigations. ‘
    And to those cats that keep changing into people we are coming for you with the Bible

  36. I’m forced to comment on issues that are somewhat straightforward.
    My fellow Brothers and Sisters, United we stand divided we fall. Those who are for us are more than those against us as Elisha said to Gehaz.
    We are capable of better governance that can steer this beautiful nation forward.. the power lies in us citizens not a single individual..
    I urge you all to reflect and apply wisdom.. God bless!

  37. very sad that the president has no guts to address the nation over our current situation, every time there is an entertainment nature he is the first one to arrive.

  38. Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wazabanga or “the almighty conqueror who goes conquest after conquest leaving fire in his wake.”

    Mobutu used sheer brutality and ruthlessness in order to maintain control over the government, military, and his people.

    Sounds familiar to what is happening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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