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BFlow explains his State House reconciliatory meeting with Bowman as Youths Express Outrage

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Some Youths have taken to social media condemning musician Brian Bwembya popularly known as B-Flow after pictures emerged he and Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo had a meeting at State House today.

B-Flow had emerged a hero among many Zambians especially the youths after he refused to apologize to President Edgar Lungu as demanded by Mr Lusambo for allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu.

However, pictures have emerged showing B-Flow and Lusambo having a good time at State House after the two allegedly reconciled over their misunderstandings.

According to reports from State House, the Zambian musician and Mr Lusambo reconciled few hours after the Minister denied live on Hot FM having talked about B-Flow in his counsel to Gospel musician Kings Malembe.

But on social media, Zambians have expressed their anger saying the issues raised by B-Flow among them unemployment, gold mining, poor government and abuse of human rights were not about him and Mr Lusambo but represented the majority of youths.

They have wondered why Mr Lusambo has not reconciled with the youths for calling them disgruntled and only called B-Flow.

Others have vowed to teach both B-Flow and Mr Lusambo a lesson by voting the PF out of Government next year while others have described B-Flow as a traitor who in his wisdom went to State House to be silenced.

However, Bflow issued the statement below to explain his position

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo and Bflow with the Presidential Press Aide Mr Isaac Chipampe and the Political Advisor Mr Chris Zumani Zimba
Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo and Bflow with the Presidential Press Aide Mr Isaac Chipampe and the Political Advisor Mr Chris Zumani Zimba

PRESS STATEMENT

8th June, 2020

ENGAGE US RESPECTFULLY

My fellow disgruntled youths,

I’m greatly humbled and inspired by the support and counsel that I have received and continue to receive from my fellow youths during the recent and ongoing discussions on important national matters. I’m also grateful to the many senior citizens that have offered guidance and support towards the critical issues that we have been raising as youths.

From time immemorial, youths have played a vital role in the development of Zambia including the attainment of Independence, contribution to the national GDP as key players in the formal and informal sector and more.

Our ongoing discussions on important national matters have created an atmosphere of openness and wider youth engagement in national development issues. If properly managed, this atmosphere can stir our country towards national prosperity. This goes to show the positive side of social media. In this regard, we must continue enjoying and exercising our freedom of expression. However, if not properly managed, this new atmosphere also has the potential to instigate chaos in our great nation. I have noted some of the contributions to our discussions and I must state that a few have high propensity to cause unnecessary confusion. Obviously, there are some people with other agendas that may want to take advantage of our progressive debate thereby sidetracking us from our critical national development concerns such as ill treatment of Zambian workers by some foreign investors, youth unemployment, corruption, freedom of expression, gold mining etc. Therefore, we must not lose focus on the important issues we have raised and we should continue raising them using all platforms available to us.

I strongly believe that our efforts in trying to get the government leadership to listen and act on our concerns are not in vain.

Today State House invited me for a meeting with the Presidential Press Aide Mr Isaac Chipampe and the Political Advisor Mr Chris Zumani Zimba in order for them to get a clear picture of the issues that youths like myself are raising. I clearly made my submissions without fear or favor and they were well noted. After we concluded our meeting, the President’s Political Advisor invited Lusaka Provincial Minister Hon Bowman Lusambo who was also at State House for another meeting in order for me to express my concerns to him regarding his recent remarks which were injurious to me. It was cordial and of mutual respect, a platform at which I was assured of government’s respect for our freedom of expression.

This is as it should be and we remain resolute to continue to monitor this positive window of commitment to the development process.

In conclusion, I am delighted to know that I have contributed to the enhancement of youth engagement and participation in raising concerns and positive views on development issues. I will continue to use my platforms to speak for the voiceless in a respectful and non-partisan way and I hope that the government will also engage with us in a respectful manner.

May the good Lord bless the disgruntled youths of mother Zambia.

Brian Bwembya A.K.A B’Flow

64 COMMENTS

  1. Mature way of dealing with things. We are civilised humans who can engage each other rather than following the uncivilized ways of the childish bally. We know he is finding confusion in universities across country. When he is charged with treason for second time, he shouldn’t expect sympathy. We don’t take lightly the peace we enjoy. Kz

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    • Ba bflow its only your family and relatives you have sold out,lets just wait for 2021 we thought you had brains in that small head of yours….Obama come and see… anyway just continue being “U” useless

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  2. By the way if you don’t agree with my comment above, chances are you are an angry opposition supporting diaspora who cannot even vote. So frankly I couldn’t care less what you think of our government or president. You don’t have a say after all. You can talk all you want but with the moment to make decisions comes in 2021, you are ineligible.

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  3. Zambia is up to her neck in debt now. Wht can they do for youths or anyone for that matter? Even the Chinese are running out of patience. Western creditors told them no deal was possible. Even Mu7’s Uganda carries more wait wth the IMF than Zambia. And yet it should hv been the other way round. Uganda is a post-conflict nation which saw a lot of instability and violence from 1979 up to 1986.

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  4. I said it that the problem why these useless artists fail to enter the global entertainment industry is that they are used by Zambian politicians.

    Ba muvala pa kamwa mwana uyu nakasaka ka tuma thousand dollars.

    These are sellouts and be careful!

    PF must go!

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  5. That is it, they bought him. Zambians are so cheap. They can even sale their own mother just to make Money. Flipping the Coin, IF it was a Picture with HH the Same Lusambo would be expressing his Dullness not in agreement. Ubupuba wapa Zambia. If this is about reconsiliation. B FLOW, visit HH TOMORROW.

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  6. Mwapona ba b-flow. You should not have gone there. Do you in your heart believe that PF has a genuine desire to address problems facing the youth? No. The answer is a big no. You should have stood your ground. What then happens to the revolution you have called for? Look at how PF has destroyed the economy? Do you think the president and his cronies have the nation at heart? Do you think situation Zambia is in is actually an accident? No. My brother you have messed up big time. Where is the public apology by Lusambo? Can’t you see that Zambia is turning into a dictatorship. You could have done it for the innocent girl who was killed in the hostels at UNZA. You chose to dine with the devil. Well that is also your right.

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    • Hopefully, you looked after yourself whilst you were there.

      You probably needed to seek advice from independent people who have rubbed shoulders with government people.

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  7. B Flow lives in civilised society where dialogue is key to development. He wanted dialogue and he has been given dialogue. For those who are condemning him, hard luck. Someone of you will not even go to the street to demonstrate. He raised the red flag. Never apologised to what he said and what he stànds for. He is my hero!

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  8. Any body can be silenced.The magic is to take him To state house.If you want to visit state house try to challenge Government of the day.

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  9. Useless I just feel like throwing up.
    Please God help us…open the eyes of everyone to see and realize that the PF is garbage…full of mastermind thieves.
    We are all tired.

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  10. Njala sivintu.

    After a big meal at State house, B Flow emerges smiling.

    B flow has been a youth for 40 years. Let us be serious please.

    Africans say they do not like corruption, yet when given the chance, the become corrupt.

    So anyone that complains will be given a 100 Kwacha and they will keep quiet.

    These wannabe musicians should just keep in their lanes.

    The only way to save Zambia is to vote PF out.

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  11. Indeed it is Cry the Beloved Country as seen by Allan and The Center can longer hold, Things fall Apart by Chinua. God hear our prayers.

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  12. B-FLOW HAS ALSO GONE THE ‘SANGWA’PO WAY. AFTER TALKING, TALKING AGAINST LUSAMBO AND GAINS SOME SUPPORT, HE THEN SUDDENLY OFFERS A VEILED APOLOGY. DO NOT ATTEMPT POLITICAL ISSUES IF ALL YOU WANT IS TO QUENCH SOME ‘THIRSTY’ OR SATIATE SOME ‘HUNGER’. THE DEVIL LOOKS EVIL AT A DISTANCE, WHEN HE COMES CLOSE OR YOU GO CLOSER TO HIM HE TRANSFORMS HIMSELF INTO A KIND ANGEL BY GIVING YOU CRUMBS FROM HIS TABLE. IWE WAMONA KWATI ULI GUY SANA BY ACCEPTING HIS OFFERS IN THE DARK! NDIYE KUSILA KWAKO!!

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  13. Most likely he has been bought by these PF corrupt leaders. Does he think that the issues he had initially raised will now be corrected by PF, just because they gave him an opportunity to tell them ? Listen BFlow. These corrupt leaders were not really interested in you letting them know what they’re not doing right. They already know that. All they were interested in was SHUTTING YOU UP! Nothing else. And unfortunately you gave them an opportunity for them to do so. You’ll not see any changes to the issues you raised. That’s how you’ll know they just used you to try and mislead other youth into thinking they care about them. You gave that ignoramus Lusambo a photo opportunity to show everybody that they managed to tame you into silence. That fist salute with you and…

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  14. … Lusambo is a victory sign for them, not for you. How could you not see that? Or did you just decide to compromise your principles? What a shame.

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  15. RECONCILIATION IS IMPORTANT.
    LUSAMBO AND BFLOW NEED TO BE CONGRATULATED HERE.
    I HOPE HON. LUSAMBO AND OTHERS WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.

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  16. And after this why wont seer 1 condemn the Zambian youths, someone calls you disgruntled in public you go and renconcil in private what of all the people that pledged to support you, you are indeed a disgruntled sellout.

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  17. # Myopinion you can shut up…I don’t see anything constructive here…I’m very disappointed with the so called musician.
    He is not a real man…a real man sticks to his morals. He got invited to the state house tested the good food he said hello to the master thief the so called “President” all the sadden he got brain washed. He forgot everything that happened 3 days ago. Just like that.
    What a shame….guys we need to be serious.
    Zambia is a very rich country one of the richest in Africa. If only we had people with sober minds in the Oval Office.
    I’m out. Piss out.

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  18. The Revolution is not BFlow’ . The Revolution will not be hijacked. It just goes to show that even the people who are supposed to raise issues are themselves not sure of what direction or action we need to take. Too many own goals on PF side and on the so called “disgruntled youth”

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  19. This young man is either incredibly naive or incredibly spineless! Either way, the progressive youth would do well to press on without him. How did it come about that we would have a country with so many fellows without character! Something went terribly wrong somewhere. Maybe we should try and change the variety of maize we are growing and eating.

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  20. Why address B-Flow in secrecy? And what was talked about? Last time I checked we had over 17 million people living in our country with the populous being the youth, besides everybody wants to know!! this is not an issue which is affecting B-Flow only! The fascist pf goverment should address the nation!

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  21. Zambian youths also.You have already forgotten that our hero and freedom fighter is PILATO. Pilato and Michael Zulu are tried and tested youths.Follow them.Why Brian!!?

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  22. Insala abaiche aba ilabantikula sana! These are not boys of substance.

    Obviously adya kudaala butter! Oh my living God!

    PF must go!

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  23. @Chamu he is both. this is the calibre of our youths. We have a lot of work to do.

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  24. You people, you enjoy confusion in the country. What is wrong with bflow to go to state house to go and have an audience with state house officials with a view to seek solutions to the problems affecting the entire population? You want him to be on an ant hill busy insulting the President instead of going at the round table in order to resolve real issues affecting all of us in the country. I really appreciate the musician for his positive move. B-flow, please continue with this positive stance of seeking consultative methods of resolving matters.

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  25. THE POWER OF [email protected] KA NDALAMA!!
    This will happen more where some weak moralled musicians will make noises, as ya Nyokola due to Covid, will then up their bidding process by saying “I WILL NOT APOLOGISE” then eventually when the price is right, rather than think of the Nation & what they’ve been debating about, go secretly to the Vipers nest aka State House, take the Corrupt taxpayers money & run.
    B -flow is an example of how Zambia is being sold to the highest bidder.
    B -flow, enjoy your 30 pieces of Silver, but remember while you open that Champagne bottle tonight, ZAMBIANS ARE STILL STARVING & THE NATION STILL BEING SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDING FOREIGNERS!

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  26. Imwe, BFlow has fallen off the band wagon.
    Does that mean the wagon has to stop? No!!!!
    Aluta continua!!
    BFlow is just part of the struggle but he’s not the entire struggle. It is the YOUTH!!!

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  27. I hope bflow responded to the state house invitation for himself and not to talk on behalf of what concerns affect the youth! My reasoning of him agreeing to meet with these people could be flawed but one engaged in a fight for liberation of a set of people does not appear for dialogue with the foe alone and in their territory! This setting already puts one at a disadvantage for the setting is already intimidating as they will be told where to sit and being alone has neither prop for supporting encouragement nor witness to corroborate the discourse. Bflow can explain any way he likes but without disregarding that views arise from different angles thus he must have thought through the invitation and consulted with “supporters” of his initial effort before going it alone to think the…

  28. “Today State House invited me for a meeting with the Presidential Press Aide Mr Isaac Chipampe and the Political Advisor Mr Chris Zumani Zimba in order for them to get a clear picture of the issues that youths like myself are raising.”LT. Utterly wicked, on administration side.

    GRZ taken by force to secure the PF’s unmethodical demands.

    GRZ held hostage by current PF administration:GRZ, that is involuntarily controlled by an outside Constitution influence. PF time-out.

    Views of the parties’ approaches to government; that’s what we are fighting for.
    “The public has similar views of each party’s ability to manage the federal government. About half (52%) say the Democratic Party can do a good job managing the federal government, while 44% say it cannot. A comparable percentage…

  29. @chisebwe- A comparable percentage (49%) says the Republican Party can do a good job of managing the government, while 45% disagree.”

  30. Un-believable but believable at the same time! He had expressed what a lot of people thought, he didn’t insult anyone. In fact he demanded an apology from Lusambo. I thought he was clever enough to know that the PF govt. was now there for the taking as more and more people came in support, to say yes, enough! That’s the point at which he should never have succumbed to their machinations – even being tricked into taking those photos for their propagandist purposes? Zambia, full of thieves and traitors in good measure!

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  31. contd…… discussion he had is all embracing for the youth! One can not be in command of a situation that is not on his territory thus Bflow too has eaten humble pie! Some semblance of coordination could yield positive results, I am imagining what would have arisen from a situation where bflow could have suggested he’d be joined with a couple of colleagues from the youth movement when visiting state house. Anyways integrity demands standing ones’ ground for truth and doing the right thing. A voice that speaks for many liberates the hurt in the silent majority!

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  32. He even uses Lusambo’s own term of ‘disgruntled youths’. Was he kidnapped to State House and tortured? Was this hollow statement written for him as well?

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  33. Some of these small boys are so naive that its really laughable…how do you go to the Kings castle alone surely you should know your strengths and what you are on the chessboard …

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  34. The president said he is ok with what lusambo said so I wonder why Bflow would go to state house when the president is clear that he stands with lusambo. When we proclaim to be voices of the voiceless we should know which lane to be in and stick to that. There was no need to go to state house which is silent on many issues that are affecting the people of Zambia.

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  35. BFlow the people you went to see whom you are accusing of having understood and accepted the massage of the youth are on record just yesterday on having said they will silence the youth if they go ahead with their peaceful protest so what are you talking about B Flow, be Careful, you may end up like Kalusha, these Guys ar capable of using you and dumping you. You can never trust PF in its current form.

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  36. The opposition are gnashing their teeth. You claim we don’t listen to youth, yet when we meet to engage them you are still not happy . This is evidence that the opposition do not want us to unite. They are using the tactic of dividing people to try and win elections. However such tactics only worked during the Hitler times

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  37. good move B flow.. you have seen for yourself that state house is open for you. Don’;t use facebook to speak to the president… Speak through his Aid. Some people will only be happy with you if you insult the president but just know that non of them will even donate a ngwee if you face charges… continue with dear mama

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  38. From the opposition, B-Flow was fed a lot of lies and propaganda, he got charged up on rubbish. Then when he got to state house, he met reasonable and realistic GRZ officials who he could relate to. People, do not believe the lies and [email protected] opposition are peddling. Even Bill 10 is an issue our Legislature can handle not walking out. These opposition leaders are ready to sell this country so that they meet their selfish needs-they are power hungry hyenas who will ravage this nation. Well done, youthman.

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  39. B-fool was just invited to be given a speech that was already prepared for him. He was given two choices to agree to the envelope or to face consequences. If B_ Fool had courage, he couldn’t have accepted the invitation. If you really thought we are stupid enough to believe in your fake speech you are lost. Look around you, who is PF going to engage to see that people’s voices are heard. I can only see people getting arrested for trying to voice out their concerns. Fools being bought to indirectly defend thieves and criminals. You are a fool, a big disappointment. Just shut up and enjoy the dirt brown envelope money

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  40. The undeniable truth is that if you support PF you know deep inside your heart that you are either a benefiary of corruption, or PF has your balls and so you can’t stand against because it will squeeze. It’s only a fool stupid enough not to see and feel what is happening around. PF has destroyed everything not only the economy, no peace, no freedom, no jobs, how can someone be stupid enough to support a backward movement like that. Can you tell a hungry man that U have brought development when all he feels in hunger.

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  41. B flow you are sale out but don’t worry God is going to raise other youths to speak for the country.

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  42. Who is B Flow? Zambia the real Africa. Anyone thinks he/is somebody.Next it will be Yakobo Yakobo at state house

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  43. Why go there alone? Are u representing Zambian youths or yourself? This was time for u to up the revolution & invite all Zed youths to accompany you there, cos with their protection, u wud ve remained untouched, like Maiko Zulu & Pilato. But instd , u secretly sneaked into statehouse, without letting us know, the people that started following you, & secretly discussed your belly/manutrition problems.

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  44. It is true what people say, u cant start a revolution from the Katanga region, real revolutionalists come from the South, East and West.

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  45. Damage control by PF, the PF are aware that they doing things wrong, and Bowman was very surprised when the majority of people lashed out at him after his threats. B-Flow, I believe, has no intention of apologising for what he said. Kings Malembe did not apologise for what he said either but said he shoudl have called the President directly and told him that and not used social media, lunacy if you ask me. Everyone is free to express themselves anywhere, there has never been any need to call elected leaders and complain to them.
    The disaproval we have here is that B flow and his naivity have made it seem like he has taken back his words, he hasnt, but the damage control has worked. and the next time he feels like raising an issue, he won’t raise it in the public.

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  46. And we ll now start following the above mentioned regions( ofcourse not jst anyone ,but those with a real course of fight for mother Zambia). Tried and tested substances. To be honest with you, the Auction of B-Flow today, is a very big “one step back” in this fight but, iam confident that ,we ve jst began. ***Not everyone healing in my name, is from me*** so said the lord.

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  47. Also, that statement by B-flow has the full markings of a document prepared by Propaganda, there is no legit way that Brian would have written that himself, Political advisor wrote that and just asked him to share on his social media.
    I was just listening to B-Flow’s interview with DJ showstar (available on youtube) and also watched his clip where he says he would not apologise, he still hasn’t, but a picture speaks a thousand words, everyone who sees that picture thinks he is in agreement with the government. His so called statement does not reaffirm his earlier stance of corruption, chinese taking over and Zambians being abused.
    All in all, good work Political advisor, good work press aid and shallow and callow thing by Bflow.

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  48. Who is BFlow and what is his role? Zambia the real Africa.Next it will be Yakoboko at state house.

  49. Us youths if Zambia what is your next action for this because it will get out of hand and will be not considered as youth, because of this no youth will benefit to youths find and will be like doormant

  50. Ba digruntle mwalileni ku party so ifwe twalependa ati epomuli kanshi nakalya Yama yangu wee bulanda

  51. Government knows the sufferings of the Zambians, knows very well the corruption, Knows very well the incompetency in the judiciary, Knows who is benefiting from gold, and Mukula trees and the 48 miracle houses.
    B/FLOW is simply a sellout and will be haunted by his actions
    PF must GO and cracks are now visible

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  52. Let’s stop crucifying this guy. He says he was invited to state house. In case you forget this is not Lungu’s house. That is why it is called ‘State’. Give the guy a break. More prominent people than he visit the people’s house to air their views, listen and discuss. If I had a grievance and was called there I would go. From time immemorial UNZA students used to go to state house to air their views and lobby for BC and we know of some gallant presidents who would literally serve food to the students…such humility. Politically HH, Kambwili even Nevers if am not mistaken have been to this house for discussions with the incumbents. Are you going to react in the same manner if the incumbents change and somebody visits the “house”? Give the guy a break!

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  53. This is really flabbergasting to see and know that the people who voice out in public pretending to be the voice of those deprived are just cowards wanting a recognition . The PF government is robbing and silencing people with bribes . But we forget that its the future of our sons to come that is being destroyed. The PF government has no regards for a Zambian youth in terms of development and empowerment. If i to state some COVID donations you cant tell where the money is going…People in the front are the ones benefiting from it.
    Mr president is just quiet

  54. There is a difference between solving a problem and covering a problem. What the PF has done is to cover a problem which means the problem still exists.There is nothing wrong to reconcile with B Flow but what is more important is to solve or indicate how the problems which were alluded to will be tacked. This strategy by PF buying off whistle blowers will consume them one day.

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