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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

I was Never Quarantined, I’m COVID-19 Negative and was Cleared- Stephen Kampyongo

General News I was Never Quarantined, I'm COVID-19 Negative and was...

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has rubbished media reports claiming he was one of the Ministers that have been quarantined after returning from Namibia where he went to attend the inauguration of that Country’s President.

Mr Kampyongo said he has never been quarantined as he was cleared COVID-19 negative by the Ministry of Health and other Doctors.

Speaking on the Breakfast show on Hot FM this morning, Mr Kampyongo has also apologized to the people that have been inconvenienced by the screaming headlines that he was quarantined.

Mr Kampyongo said he received a lot of calls from government officials, relatives and Cooperating Partners inquiring where he tested positive for the pandemic.

He particularly apologized to the European Union Delegation in Zambia, the people he said he met before the news came out that he was quarantined.

Mr Kampyongo has since urged the media to be responsive in their reporting saying they have the power to either build or destroy the nation.

He said he and others that travelled to Namibia did not interact with others in the holding rooms and did not use a passenger plane where they could not have contracted the pandemic.

Mr Kampyongo said Namibia was not a risk country and they were cleared by the Ministry of health to travel before the trip.

He however noted that the decision by President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana to go into isolation for 14 days contributed to the speculation in Zambia.

On the same show, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya was called and confirmed that Mr Kampyongo tested negative for the pandemic.

On 1st April 2020, it was reported that Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo and Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Chalwe Lombe were in quarantine after they attended the Inauguration of the Namibian President.

37 COMMENTS

  1. You were very careless Bwana, after Namibia, you should have stayed away like the President od Botswana did, but anyway this is Zambia where a dimwit rom Katondo streat can be Minister of Home affairs!

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    • This fool thinks Zambia belongs to him, putting innocent people at risk. I’m sorry guys but this guy is a fool…Covid-19 is not picking who you are what you do and what your role is life…it’s going through everyone like water. Chinbwi

  2. Chilufya is equally irresponsible, COVID 19 has an incubation period of up to 14hrs. How could they have tested and cleared Kampyongo 24hrs after ge returned from Zambia? Lies have short legs. They a re shorter than Kampyongo

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    • What happens if he becomes positive after 14 days..Not leadership material at all…uneducated freak who thinks tomorrow never comes…He must really hold something against the president…How can a normal president surround him self with such a stupid individual like him. Lungu this ***** is bring you and the rest of the PF company of thieves down…not that I care…but it’s simple theory. You are going down…muchibunsu.

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  3. In Zambia everything is taken as a joke….very dull Ministers and whats wrong with testing positive to coronavirus…dont give it the same HIV stigma please….dull Minister Kampyongo

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  4. @Obatala get your facts right…it has an incubation period of 14 days not 14 hours….thats why you need 14 days isolation if come in contact with someone with coronavirus or if you travel from coronavirus hotspots

  5. If you were never quarantined after returning from Namibia then you’re at risk of spreading the covid-19, Namibia is red zone, why don’t you take a leaf from Botswana’s president, I’m sure you went to Namibia for the inauguration of Namibian president which he did too. The Botswana president was cleared of covid-19 but still he went for self quarantine for 14 days. Being tested negative doesn’t mean you are not at risk. From the expert point of view, they say it takes 4 to 7 days for the symptoms to occur but you decided to mix with your colleagues after returning from a red zone. You may have risked your colleagues and if not the president as well. No manners and self discipline! What type of human beings are these dwarfs!?

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  6. Zambian minds seem to work very weirdly. Why is it considered a shame to be ill in this country mwe bantu? This is why there are very serious crimes going on because too much in this country is shrouded in petty mystery. The shame is always big when they lose grip on their little mysteries. Tizamuonelani munkwala umene mukumwa amambala.

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  7. These dwarfs in PF government will wipe Zambian population with such carelessness. No wonder they are so relaxed with lockdown, they think there will be free fleight to millpark clinic in RSA. This disease knows no status whether rich or poor, same chamber. It’s like sex poor or rich enjoy it.

  8. But, I thought its now policy for one to self quarantine for 14 days after being abroad? Is this policy only for tyala people or everyone has to respect it, I thought it was a Presidential order? What happened ba Kamfyoto?

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  9. You don’t owe any of these upnd evil death wishers an explanation. They are angry that you are alive and well. Their strategy to win an election is to wait for the entire pf to die. Can you imagine? These village goats will be waiting until the year 3000

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  10. The responsible thing was to self quarantine, nothing wrong in doing that. In fact you even get free paid leave chilling at home. And by the way, there is nothing wrong in testing positive or negative. You guys are in leadership, then show us some leadership.

  11. He is lucky to be in Zambia and if was North Korea they would shoot him 45 times for bringing corona virus. Useless minister

  12. This minister was suppose to show a good example of leader by saying he was tested negative after he came back from Namibia he was in quarantine for few days to be very sure he is negative.people get tested and sent to quarantine for 14 days does that mean they are found positive no! Be a good leader Street minister,everyone was going to be happy with your decision now we are worried that you have already spread the virus to your family,friends and girlfriends

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  13. @Kaizar Zulu just wondering what kind of a boring and miserable life that you live….is there anything else that you do in life apart from posting
    nonsensical comments on Lusaka Times…..its dull people like you,Lusambo and Kampyongo that make me feel bad to be call a Zambian

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    • @Kaizer- I’m begging to believe you are the real Kaizer Zulu non of this makes sense…you are so dull and stupid my friend…do us a favor go home and don’t ever come back here…backwash.

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  14. KZ, just when I thought you couldn’t sink any lower, you go and open your gob, shame! Who do you think you are scoring points with. A lot of us are non-partisan, we just after good leadership!

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  15. IF THIS IS REAL KAIZER,
    THEN WE ARE IN TROUBLE WITH THE LEADERS WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY.
    JUST HIS COMMENTS YOU CAN TELL HES NOT LEADERSHIP MATERIAL.

    PF THIS ONE IS REALLY CONTAMINATING THE PARTY,
    ACTUALLY CAMPAIGNING FOR OPPOSITION.

    HES MAKING EVERY ZAMBIAN HATE HIM AND CONSEQUENTLY THE PARTY.
    IF NOT THE IMPOSTOR STRATEGY IS WORKING EFFECTIVELY TO DESTROY PF.

    THANKS

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  16. Social media lies are worse than covid-19. Newsdiggers even goes ahead and publishes these lies?? Journalism has gone to the dogs!!

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  17. DID NOT USE PASSENGER PLANE – SO WHAT DID YOU USE -PRIVATE CHARTER ? WASTED MONEY – MONEY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SPENT OF PREVENTION OF COVID

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  18. @Zambian Citizen you can say that again…these days every jim and Jack is a Journalist as long as they have a smartphone and can afford K50 bundles…thats enough to spread made up news and imaginary stories…gone are the days when Journalists (Journo) used to be respected….

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  19. But why not quarantine yourself? Why not follow your own rules that you are always talking about on ZNBC TV. It simply means, you don’t care about other people’s lives. Our lives equally matter.

    This disease is not a joke, many people will die because of your careless attitude. Just because you are in authority, it doesn’t mean you should be irresponsible as an individual. You think the disease will only come for the poor and not you and your relatives.

    Your time will come. You will not have those privileges forever.

  20. I THOUGHT AN ADMISSION OF SELF QUARANTINE AS A CAUTION MEASURE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RESPONSIBLE MOVE?SO IF YOU WERE NOT AT RISK WHAT TRIGGERED A TEST?

  21. This moron is so ignorant he took tests some few days ago but didnt self isolate just continued as normal ..any way what do you expect from a former Katondo St Currency Dealer!

  22. It is not a venereal disease you id!ot , just be level and try telling the truth for a minute.

  23. Some of you just criticize as soon as you see my name, without even reading the content of my posts. It just shows why the opposition are skilled losers. Funny thing is I can see majority if not all are located abroad. You want an evil party to take over while you are safe in your adopted home and your families suffer under upnd. If you are so confident in upnd why don’t you come here and fight for.your party ?

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  24. KZ is a sum-total of a wretched man. Now he wishes the entire PF to die and puts a date of 3000. That’s the wretchedness of this man.

  25. Muna whatever, it seems simple English comprehension is hard even for you chaps who moved abroad. We thought you mastered your queens English. Where in my post did I state that I wish the entire pf to die. I think it is common sense that this current pf team will not be alive in 3000. So what am saying is that who knows what pf team will be there at that time. If they are pathetic then upnd might stand a chance. And that is a big IF. I thought the British taught you sarcasm, mate…

  26. Anonymous I thought you adopted the citizenship of the country you sought economic asylum from. Or have you re registered for your citizenship?

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  27. Very immature ministers. This is not the right attitude. It is not the way to refute the story because it leaves those suffering from Corona stigmatized. There’s nothing wrong with being quarantined. This minister should in fact have voluntarily quarantined himself with plenty of publicity so that other citizens can follow suit. But in usual senseless Cadre style he comes out fighting. Fighting political enemies

  28. @Kaizar Zulu am Zambian by birth that is all but am Citizen of a foreign country,,,,hope you understand

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  29. Ba KZ, re read your posting today at 9.44 am, then read your posting at 1.18pm. There is no complex comprehension, here we all speak the Queen’s lingua which might sound dispiriting to you. Understandably, its not your first dialect, translator would do justice for you.

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  30. So since Kapyongo has denied he is covid positive but malanji has not, do we take it that malanji is positive?

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