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President Lungu’s Copperbelt visit was a disaster

Feature Politics President Lungu’s Copperbelt visit was a disaster

Cosmas Musumali, Socialist Party General Secretary and First Vice President have said that President Edgar Lungu’s working visit on the Copperbelt was a disaster in many ways.

According to Dr Musumali, this was the President’s first visit to the Copperbelt Province in 2021. The province has been a bastion of PF support over the past years. Being the first trip, it was planned to provide a good start for the President’s and his Party’s campaign towards the August 2021 elections.

However, things have changed. The people of the Copperbelt need change. President Lungu and the PF are now becoming history. People were not willing to attend President Lungu’s meetings. His ministers and cronies had to resort to bribes to mobilise a resemblance of presence and support. This effort didn’t work in Mufulira and it ended up being a huge embarrassment for President Lungu and the PF establishment.

“As a Socialist Party we are today the fastest growing political power on the Copperbelt. Increasingly, more people see in us the alternative to the failed experimentation with neo-liberal capitalism that has sent thousands of workers jobless on the street and is today failing to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Secondly, the trip came at huge cost to the Zambian taxpayer. The entourage was big – involving hundreds of vehicles from Lusaka and the Copperbelt. Three choppers and the presidential Jet were also assigned. The defence and security deployment was massive. The habit of dishing out brown envelopes continued. Its is an extremely reckless way spending the taxpayers money at a time that millions of Zambian lives are at stake due to the pandemic and with a health system that is poorly resourced.

“Thirdly, the trip also reminded us of the retrogressive role played by the Civil Aviation Authority and our Zambia Airforce. The two institutions have in the past been used to constrain political opposition leaders’ air travel during election campaigns. We are in January – still a distance from the official campaign period, but this form of rigging and intimidation has already begun! We are cognisant of the immense difficulties the two institutions work under. However short term political appeasement has eroded the confidence of the masses of our people in these two key national institutions. The Zambian people have to win back these two institutions; President Lungu and the PF must go! The damage they are causing is irreparable.

27 COMMENTS

  1. I know I am no Denzel Washington but uyu mudala is ugly. How can you be this ugly? I cannot even concentrate on what he is saying because his ugliness is a distraction. Next time use that ka young girl of yours

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  2. Really laughable …no wonder he is grounded this weekend no more working visits…plus the elections in Uganda have unnerved these morons in PF for some unknown reasons. They are secretly beating the drum for M7 without shame.

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  3. PF can deceive itself to assume that Kopala remains their stronghold. Kopala and Lusaka will not vote 4 ECL and PF. People want change in 2021. To depend on Election Rigging alone will not work 4 PF. The only way 4 ECL and PF to retain Power is to emulate M7 his Godfather to militarise and control all Electoral Institutions to rig the Elections in ECL and PF’s favour. What worked in Uganda may not work in Zambia. From the look of things PF is planning to shutdown the Internet and close the Media perceived to be friendly to Opposition Parties. August 12,2021 Elections are likely to be violent and disputed. The writing is on the wall.

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  4. @Kaizar Zulu. Kkkkkkk! Yaayi! You nearly burst my lungs out!
    Ati Musumali is ugly…you must be joking, is it Kachasu that you take that is talking?
    Have recently looked at your small, screwed up and sun dried face like kapenta in a mirror, hehehehe!
    You are even 100 times uglier my friend and that is a fact!! Worse, you are not even educated and you have zero demeanour.
    I wonder what you look like when you take your clothes off. Any woman would run away from you but even cats would be scared at how ugly you are. Buy a mirror today baba and look at your burnt out face kwati isabi.

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  5. My God KZ. You are the ugliest person alive. You are so ugly I fail to describe. Your parents must have been so ugly to produce a person like you.

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  6. Manga iwe Kainyokolola Zulu do you think you are handsome? Look at that Probosis Monkey nose hanging of your face between those Kapasa Makasa eyes of yours? I mean, was he your father? And worse for you, your damn face is as ugly as you character! God must have been absent minded when bequeathing you with such a repulsive aesthetic gift, puke!

  7. Why are most of you upset here. If you read my comment,I never claimed to be the most handsome man in Zambia. However what I am certain of is that I am not as ugly as this man. Mubi uyo hahaha. This is ugliness at PhD level.

    Chilyata ask your girlfriend that question. I am sure she has been lucky enough to see me mwenkese

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  8. Well, maybe he is your father, he knocked your mother up with you and dumped her! That makes you a Basta.rd, full cycle complete with a behavior to go along with!

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  9. PF thugs are allergic to logic and reading. SP party has the best manifesto . One corrupt imbecile Kafir Zulu is calling fellow human being ugly, knowing very well he has nothing to comment on the points raised by Dr. Musumali. The second freebies sucker Timothy Piri peri, is ignorant PF leech. These thugs cannot see that SP has the highly educated and experienced professionals. All top 3 are doctorates in econoMics and finance related specialisations.
    Comrade Musumali keep your focus, avoid mudslinging PF stiinking swines. Come August these leeches will be hiding from law enforcement agencies. HH or Fred M’membe will be President of Zambia. Both are million times better than Client money eater vision less buck teeth trump repeat in August

  10. Look at how beautiful my wlfe regina is. If I were as ugly as your wrongly claim, you think she would have married me? Remember that I didn’t even have much money when I met her so you cannot say it is money.

    Just accept mubi uyo. Just like the ugly upnd members. Look at katuka

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  11. Why in this age do politicians take the intelligence of Zambians to be on the deprived end of enlightenment? Zambians have continued to evolve as the number of education centered youths crowd the streets in search of livelihood! Politicians must rid themselves of the stronghold mentality as to be relaxed for this stronghold farce is propagated in media circles for the people have their ears, eyes and, minds open to as to analyze political discourse! All politicians need to do is stop their lying habits and speak truth to the people who in the peaceful ways that Zambians are will be accorded an audience. The Copperbelt is hugely a national ethnic migrant community that is representative of Zambian Motto!

  12. He is better looking that you Mr Kaizer Sulu! Ask your wife when she is half drunk she will tell you he beats Drunk Lungu hands down! Better looking than you but not by long short! She will say.

  13. Kainyokolola Zulu you truly are psychotic! If Regina was your wife, then she left you with HIV-AIDS, that’s the virus recking masalamusi havoc in your medulla oblongata!

  14. Take the man on what he is saying, not merely dismissing him because he is from a small party or because you are prone on just being silly

  15. KZ you and i with others use to advise ba Sata . You of all people must know pa ground in CB it is a disaster as seen by Muf and CBU even when bonanza did best Remember how 2015 was when We engaged Bwezani and Dora for east then our VP for south west and northwest how GBM and CK for CB. Money never buys votes at all its how much you go on thw ground. How many DCs on the CB are working on the ground as things are ? Structures are way Gone my brother. Between ECL and the voters is a very hudge gape that needs a serouse turn around than talking about faces and wives . Was in dubai recently man what is there was supposed to be here in Zambia . Trust me i respect you as always and love you let pf turn things round here on CB otherswise it will be disaster. God has seen a CB woman as…

  16. Kaisa Zulu please learn to respond in a manner that’s going to help the reader of your response.
    Insults clearly show luck of wisdom,even if one’s highly educated one would be considered usesless to lead others.
    Show people that you where born from a God fearing parents by respecting others even if you differ in opinion about something.
    Name calling won’t solve the problems we’re facing as a nation.
    So please, let’s all act as mature people.

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