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President Edgar Lungu calls for restraint among PF members in the face of what he called disrespectful conduct from UPND

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President Edgar Lungu has called for restraint among Patriotic Front members in the wake of the disrespectful conduct he was subjected to by UPND cadres when he visited Monze last week.

The President has since called on the PF to leave vengeance to God.

President Lungu says those who want to revenge what happened in Monze are doing a disservice to the PF.

“I know it’s the Women and Youths that always seek justice by revenging. Please don’t be too angry. Emulate your leaders, they are very peaceful people. All the politics will be resolved in August 2021,” he said

President Lungu also urged the youth and women in the ruling party to convince people why they should vote for the PF and not by fighting.

“To the Women and Youths, let’s convince one another why we should vote for PF and not fight. Let us use civil language as we address issues concerning us,” he said.

“After all, us in PF are looking for more Women and Youths to join us in Parliament next year. So if you show us that you are irrational, unreasonable, violent, you won’t fit our bill of leaders for this country.”

The President said that people will not vote for the PF if it is seen as a violent party.

“So those who are fighting to get even with their friends in UPND in Monze are doing a disservice to PF. I am saying this because I know from my very foundation as a person, that Zambians want peace, throughout!”

The President said that he wants more peaceful youths and women to go in Parliament in 2021.

The Head of State says he is fully aware that Zambians love peace and cannot support political parties who promote violence.

President Lungu said this when he addressed people who welcomed him at Mongu Airport this morning.

Meanwhile, President Lungu says the number of people affected by Covid-19 is increasing.

The President says therefore people should take the fight against the pandemic seriously.

And Western Province Minister Richard Kapita said the people in the region have changed and want to vote for the PF.

Mr. Kapita said this can be seen from several by-elections that PF has won in the Province.

The Head of State is in Western Province for a 3 day working visit. Whilst in the Province, His Excellency is expected to pay a courtesy call on the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE), and inspect several developmental projects being undertaken by Government.

42 COMMENTS

  1. Why didnt this Lazy Lungu say this on Monday through his press aide since he is afraid of facing the press? They were busy posting fake infrastructure project photos …now he is on a plane to another opposition stronghold he is busy talking about restraint. What type of a President flies out every weekend when there is pandemic …all those people in photo are based in Lusaka he is simply spreading the virus himself.

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  2. He doesn’t mean a word of what he says here. President Edgar Lungu has never been moved by unnecessary violence, death and injury of people in Zambia in politics. Even his own election as leader of PF was characterized by violence.

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  3. Don’t worry Sir, we’ll be very restrained in our very disrespectful response.

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    • Says a failed w@nker of a president who cant think, this chap is dull and herewith the proof, the failed scatter teeth moron is as useless as they come

  4. Nemwine – Imagine why wait one week to say this when his ministers and cadres have been spitting insults all week …this man lacks leadership and his handlers dont mean well for the dull man.

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  5. Act like are president for once. Why should you keep on lamenting like your are an opposition leader. Your excellency your are a disappointment.

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  6. Look Sir,
    You have failed to lead the country the country has turned into something else.
    Your PF caders have became so powerful, look at what happened in the court of law a couple days. Yes no one from your administration has said anything in regards to that behavior from your fools the so called caders…but yet here you are still trying to change the narrative. Zambia belongs to everyone in Zambia not to the PF.
    You must go away.

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  7. Can you imagine if he’s allowed to go to 2026! He’s behaving like this while still seeking re-election, how will he be if he’s no longer seeking re-election? The unnecessary pain and unnecessary death of innocent people is not his business to prevent. Wht then is his business?

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  8. Dont start what u cant finnish. Being a Tonga myself, there is one trait abt my Tribe that even me am afraid of. They are docile & very peace loving pipo, but when they are resolved to fight back- I dont think that even Donald Trump can end that fight. Where as Northerners are good at carrying pangas & threatening, Tongas we ll keep quiet & jst practically punch you then talk afterwards. Am sure Lungu knows this quiet well, and he has seen it. So for him to come out this way, he knows what he is talking abt. Cos once UPND carries pangas also, thats it! Zambia is gone and ll practically be divided for forever.

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  9. ECL addressing wrong people. Why didn’t you tell your bootlicker Lusambo when he called for vengeance & no go areas for UPND on the copperbelt?

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  10. Quest – That’s because it not genuine he knows they can boo him in Mongu…this man is only interested in campaigning…he is happy to fly around whilst the opposition can not even hold a tea party.

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  11. Quest, exactly. Why’s he talking in general terms? There’s no substance in wht Lungu’s talking about. We are facing a debt problem right now and our energy is being wasted discussing something a proper commander-in-chief can deal with in an instant. It’s a real shame.

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  12. Yes , lungu is being disingenuous, a hyena in a sheep’s coat…..acting all humble and peace loving In mongu ,

    He knows he allows violence and PF savagery from Kafue onwards north and east where he can’t afford UPND and free movement….

    The fraudstar would not say those words from Kafue onwards

    He is a crook…… full time crook

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  13. Vote Him Out @7, So how will u be identifying Tongas if violence breaks out? Language isn’t an accurate determinant of tribe. I can speak another language very well without belonging to the tribe that calls it its language. This is where we often confuse things in Zambia. Language and tribe are often considered as one and the same thing. They’re not, strictly speaking. In African languages, country, continent, province etc are described by one word. The confusion should be coming from this narrowness of our languages.

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  14. From the look of things or let me says comments above UPND you dont know what you want . President does not respond to anything at any how no no no. Please this kind of behaviour UPND supporters have will not help them party to form Government people are watching

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  15. Kuntakinte, Where’s Lungu’s comment on wht happened at the Lusaka magistrates court whn Chitalu Chilufya turned up with hordes of thugs forcing abandonment of proceedings?

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  16. We have accepted the fact that anything bad that happens to them it’s UPND. Even when you are not a card carrying member of UPND, as long as you say or do what PF doesn’t want, you are UPND. This is called self-blindfolding, a form of political suicide. This is how RB cried because of Failing to read the mood of the nation!

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  17. KUNTAKINTE if you don’t have eyes and ears for seeing and hearing better keep quite. PF cadres were beaten in Mufulira they wanted to storm a radio station featuring HH. The PF cadres in Lusaka stormed a court room and the court was adjourned. PF in Chilubi Island stormed a radio station because it featured HH. PF cadres are behind gassing that is reason why PF cant disclose the master minders because they eat with them. PF Government can pay retirees in good time but decided to release 30 million for musicians and youts which they can not access up to now with conditions. GROW UP KUNKINTE you are still in diapers’.

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  18. Wise advice. Meanwhile hh is inciting violence. The Facebook president is so childish, I mean just read his Facebook posts, you may think you are reading a teenager’s rants. The man is mentally retarded and a risk to this country’s security. Elections are around the corner and soon I will be on the ground doing what I do best- winning elections and hammering these upnd thugs

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  19. Coming from a guy who heads the most violent party in the history of our country. And most of time he remains quiet when his goons, especially Lusambo, threaten the youth and the opposition with violence. When the youth tried to peacefully protest a few weeks ago, Lungu and his attack dog Lusambo threatened them that the police will be unleashed on them to break their bones. Why didn’t he strongly come out to condemn the violence that broke out during the mysterious gassing? Just recently a posse of PF thugs tried to go to a radio station in Mufulira to disrupt HH phone discussion. Why didn’t he instruct the police to arrest those PF thugs? He remains quiet because he knows his thugs know he endorses violence by his silence. But whatever he says now, Zambians will not be fooled…

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  20. I am confused. Is UPND = to Tonga. The president did not mention Tonga but some comments here are talking about being Tonga. I have also seen that every time one person criticises HH, one is accused of hating Tongas. Why? Let us check ourselves before we lose members/voters who do not want to be aligned to tribal things.

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  21. @Time that is the reason why UPND will find it difficult to form Government is because of your reasoning . I did not say PF never did what you have mentioned that . They did all those bad things but the President has talked about it and advised the cadres to stop from doing what they are doing. But because you dont want anyone mention your party you start insulting me I will not insult but your party will not see my vote continue dreaming.

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  22. The increasing number of resignations from UPND in Western, North-Western and Copperbelt provinces has forced UPND leaders resort to fuelling confusion in the country. In fact, UPND’s actions in Monze has instilled FEAR in minds of Tongas who live in other Provinces. Since President Lungu originates from Eastern Province, this is time for Easterners to generate great wisdom to counteract political provocations. The PF leaders along with traditional Chiefs in the East should extend LOVE to Tongas resident in this region to reassure their safety. Feed the needy and console families in sad moments. UPND must know that Tongas are entitled to peaceful coexistence with other ethnic groups. This PF’s humanistic approach will soon permeate to other regions. One Zambia One Nation.

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  23. The increasing number of resignations from UPND in Western, North-Western and Copperbelt provinces has forced UPND leaders resort to fuelling confusion in the country. In fact, UPND’s actions in Monze has instilled FEAR in minds of Tongas who live in other Provinces. Since President Lungu originates from Eastern Province, this is time for Easterners to generate great wisdom to counteract political provocations. The PF leaders along with traditional Chiefs in the East should extend LOVE to Tongas resident in this region to reassure their safety. Feed the needy and console families in sad moments. UPND must know that Tongas are entitled to peaceful coexistence with other ethnic groups. This PF’s humanistic culture will soon permeate to other regions. One Zambia One Nation.

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  24. Kaizar Zulu which woman has HH snatched away from you, your bitterness towards the man seems to be affecting your mental health. Seek help before it’s too late, friendly advice.

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  25. Kaizar Zulu which woman has HH snatched away from you, your bitterness towards the man seems to be affecting your mental health. Seek help before it’s too late, friendly advice.

  26. lets not talk about trabalizim here but who is the best candidate is what we should focus on as we are one Zambia one nation according to the same leaders that are fighting each other. Freedom of speech should be allowed okay maybe with some respect but as a member of the government they should learn to tolalerat the peoples views not taking them as insults they ( politicians) are there to listen and help change what is not right as we all need good health and happiness to make a better Zambia.

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  27. Awe mukwai batata ba Lungu apa twatasha nganshi. This is acting like the bigger man. I wasn’t impressed with you eating mangoes on the street but on this one I say thumbs up. Viva Lungu!

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  28. Who else misses KK on promoting tribalism? KK despite his short comings mostly arising out of failure by those he surrounded himself with for advice never would have condoned the ongoing nonsense blemishing his “One Zambia One Nation” mantra! KK was swift to call out those bent on causing disunity and built a homogeneous citizenry that now is being torn apart.

  29. Just tell the to behave and not take thieves to court to support a thief that you are protecting .Where did the money come from to ferry thieves from across the country to Lusaka anywhere ?

  30. Now I believe president Lungu is a Christian practicing what the bible say,…… fast to hear slow to act and he said vengeance is to God he is a true Leader, people should charge whom to vote among this political leaders we have in 2021. Some leaders are encouraging youths not to respect elders but what does the bible say…….

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  31. Let’s be civil in the way we look at things in our country.we only have one Zambia as such let’s cherish it. Don’t think that leaders are only those in politics ,all of us are leaders at various levels and as such let’s use palatable language.You may have a valid concern but how you put it across makes you appear like just a vessel overflowing with hatred.The problems of our country goes beyond partisan politics for us to overcome them.

  32. BOSS,PLEASE I BEG GET RIDE OF SOME RIFF RAFFS LIKE KZ,RED LIP ETC.LUNGU,IS A GOOD MAN BUT JUST THAT HE IS SURROUNDED BY WRONG PEOPLE.

  33. IN ANY SOCIETY OR ANY SITUATION, TO RESOLVE A PROBLEM, THE CAUSE MUST FIRST BE IDENTIFIED, NOW IF THE CAUSE IS WRONGLY IDENTIFIED, THEN THE SOLUTION TO RESOLVE THAT PROBLEM WILL ALSO BE WRONG, THE PRESIDENCY HAS FAILED TO IDENTIFY WHERE THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENCE IS COMING FROM, IT IS EITHER THE PRESIDENCY DOES NOT KNOW OR IT IS PRETENDING NOT TO KNOW AND HENCE IN THIS SCENARIO THE SOLUTION WILL NOT BE FORTHCOMING. MY ADVICE TO THE PRESIDENCY IS THAT THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENCE STEMS FROM WITHIN PF, THE EARLIER THE PRESIDENCY ACCEPTS THAT THE BETTER FOR ALL OF US AND IT IS THEN THAT A SOLUTION CAN BE FOUND. NOT THIS MEDIOCRACY OF POINTING A FINGER THE WRONG WAY.

  34. MWENSO NIMFWA, SAYS HH…as Mufulira taxi drivers, residents beat up unruly PF cadres
    By Charles Tembo in Mufulira]
    UMWENSO ninfwa, Zambia chalo chesu bonse, says UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.
    Meanwhile, taxi drivers and members of the public in Mufulira on Friday went on rampage and beat up PF cadres who had stormed Mafken FM radio in an attempt to disrupt a radio program which featured Hichilema.
    Hichilema said this on Friday afternoon when he featured on Mafken FM radio in Mufulira and Radio Icengelo.
    He said there was no need to be scared of any threats because the police have to arrest criminals threatening others.
    “Zambia is one people who are a family, fighting for the common good. Mwenso ninfwa (fear is a sign of death), Zambia chalo chesu bonse (country for all of us)…

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