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The US has shown us that people who abuse Social Media can be stopped-President Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu has said that there is a need to deal with people who abuse social media to insult and abuse others.

President Lungu said that the United States of America has shown that those who abuse social media can be stopped from accessing it. The Head of state was responding to the clergy in Mafinga District who requested the government to regulate the usage of social media.

President Lungu said ZICTA and ICT experts should explore ways that will ensure that only those who use social media for the good of society are allowed, adding that Social media should not be used to promote violence and abuse of innocent people.

And President LUNGU said he will deploy more police officers to Mafinga in order to curb criminal activities. He said a group of youths calling themselves the JAMBAZI who are killing people will have to be stopped immediately.

President LUNGU said no one should take the life of another except God, the creator and urged the church to help government impart morals in young people.

And speaking on behalf of the Clergy Reverend LEONARD KALUBA called on government to regulate social media as it is affecting people’s morals in the district.

Reverend KALUBA said social media is eroding morals of young people.

He also called on government to quickly enhance the security in the area as alleged ritual killings cases by a group calling itself JAMBAZI have increased.

54 COMMENTS

  1. WRONG! The USA, has /had NOTHING to do with removal of subscribers from facebook. It was and is the decision of the owners and management of facebook. The government of USA did NOT interfere.
    What USA showed us is that a rogue, lawless president who flouts the constitution can be impeached even if he’s going out! So removing Trump from facebook was not the only lesson from America, but impeachment of a lawless president is more a government decision.

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    • Vincent Kyamasengo Even bigger countries who claim human rights can be dealt with, why not in Zambia? You can’t run to the USA and abuse social media there either

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    • JJ Mwale then it should have been said by zicta or Zambia reports managers, not a republican president. What lesson can a president learn from removing people from facebook. In any case, Tayali and others have been removed before. So what is new? From past experience, if closing prime tv or post newspaper is no longer popular, a scheming dictator may use ZICTA to bar opponents. We know!

    • Munacho Shimapengo My Point was just simple, we shouldn’t lie, I first believed what you said, then I thought did he really say that, checked the source I couldn’t find where he mentioned US Government. Let’s be straight forward otherwise social media will be just be full of lies.

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    • JJ Mwale I don’t know where the lie is. My first statement didn’t mention the USA government. In the second statement I included US government in case he was himself speaking in his capacity as zambian republican president. Otherwise, which America was he referring to? Facebook or Tweeter does not qualify to be called America. Chilufya Tayali was previously blocked by facebook. Was that America or did Lungu not learn a lesson from that? A president’s word is taken seriously. So according to you, which US is he talking about?

    • JJ Mwale sometimes it’s good to read the main article, if you don’t understand the context of the comments. Ecl was responding to a suggestion that the zambian government should regulate social media. The appropriate reply should have been, that facebook or Tweeter from USA has taught us, not the US. When you mention that Zambia has done this or that, you don’t need to mention government. Zambia includes everyone else including the government administration at the time. So when you say America, you are saying its people and its government. Reading between the lines ?

    • Munacho Shimapengo Exactly Zambia is everything, the citizens and companies in it, so when Someone says Zambia has taught me and showed me love, it shouldn’t mean the government was involved, it might be but let me not assume. To me I was sure he meant American companies showed us something nothing else.

    • JJ Mwale that’s where you got it wrong. The question he was replying to was asking about the government regulating social media. So why not say facebook or Tweeter taught us? Context is very important. When you say Zambia, much as it includes citizens, the first people that will respond are the leaders. That’s why there is what’s called foreign policy. You cannot accuse a zambian company of involvement in terrorist financing without referring to the government in charge of the country. They regulate what everyone does. Infact, countries sometimes are called by the capital city name. When you say Washington or London has done this, you are basically talking about the whole country.

  2. The US Election has shown that Rigging Elections can be stopped if u have strong and Professional Electoral Institutions. The US Courts and Congress stopped the stealing of Elections by Donald Trump. We hope that Zambia’s own Trump and the Judiciary especially Zambia Concourt can prevent the planned Rigging of the August 2021 Elections. Concourt should stand its ground and reject ECL’s illegal Third Term attempt. The Zambian Constitution is very clear: ECL has been elected and sworn in twice and cannot stand for a Third Term. The Constitution provides for maximum 2 terms( 10 years) only. ECL has already served 6 years and 6 months. ECL shouldn’t be allowed to breach the Constitution by wanting to serve 11 years and 6 Months. Zambia Concourt should be firm on this issue and…

  3. Kukopela……me too syndrome…next the US will tell you to eat your own matuvi and you will agree…as long as its the USA that says it

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  4. African Presidents they cant even open their mouths to question the US election results…..only Mugabe or Gaddafi would have questioned the US….not these morons we have now as leaders…..and Julius Malema also has enough balls

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  5. Upto now, the people that were gassing the nation have not been caught.

    Lungu has remained mute. Many lives were lost.

    Vote wisely.

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  6. US corporations stopped Donald Trump from abusing social media.Similarly Zambian companies should stop donating to PF for misrule.

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  7. His just pissed off that the youth used social media to protest against his dull and badly run katemba, used to be govt at one time till this lot came along

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  8. What are you going to do Ba Lungu please just be quite and enjoy the remainder of your days as President the end is near.

  9. “The US has shown us that people who abuse Social Media can be stopped”. That’s a hint… right there!

  10. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Oh the irony! The USA social media owners targeted a tyrant of a president like him. This guy is talking about abusing the powers of the presidency to silence his critics… totally different scenario and context! He should be looking at himself and reflect.

  11. I THOUGHT EC LUNGU WOULD BE ENCOURAGING LOSERS OF ELECTIONS TO ACCEPT DEFEAT BECAUSE IT IS SAD THAT THE INCUMBENT TRUMP LOST THE ELECTIONS BUT THAT HIS REFUSAL TO ACCEPT DEFEAT CAUSED THE DEATHS OF 5 AMERICAN CITIZENS WHICH IS REGRETTABLE? SOCIAL MEDIA ABUSE IS SECONDARY WHEN COMPARED TO THE DEATHS OF PEOPLE. WHAT TRUMP DID DESERVES TO BE CONDEMNED STRONGLY BY PRESIDENTS LIKE YOU SIR. JUST LIKE YOU CONDEMNED AND CHASED HIS AMBASSADOR (I.E. FOOTE) ON GAY ISSUES; CONDEMN TRUMP ON THE 5 DEATHS!!!!!

  12. ZANU-PF’s weapon of choice
    Earlier today President Nelson Chamisa spoke to Fadzayi Mahere who briefed him of the unsanitary conditions in our jails & her own positive COVID19 test after her unjust detention.
    Her situation exemplifies the despicable tactics being used by the regime to weaponise this pandemic against opponents.
    The unjust and prolonged detention of vocal citizens such as Job Sikhala, Hopewell Chin’ono and student Allan Moyo exposes them to unnecessary risk and further reveals the malicious intent of this regime in jailing opponents through unconstitutional provisions and repressive laws.
    The true tragedy of such actions is the failure of the regime to recognize that COVID-19 has no political affiliation. It continues to affect countless citizens across the country…

  13. President Lungu USA has shown that when you are George Soros’ affiliate you can win an election from the banker. President Lungu don’t campaign just win by landslide (make sure it’s PF 80 percent majority vote). But never side with globalists Biden, Obama, they are lunatics to the core and they hate Africa. Look at how they killed our man Muarmar Gaddafi and destroyed Libya. The Billionaire Trump was good to the world, he never interfered with Africa, and has shown the hypocrisy of american politics and big tech.

  14. Totally agree, the USA govt. has nothing to do with the removal of subscribers. The Big Tech companies and Media companies are responsible.
    However, this move has brought raisea lot of talking points. This action amount to suppresion of freedom of speech. Today people are cheering because Trump’s acconts have been suspended. Tommow it will be you and me.Thats nothing to celebrtate
    Mr.Lungu ,insults are not made on social mediA BUT in a persons heart. You are just wasting timea and resourse trying to fight the social media insults. Please concentrate on debt repayment and resucitating the ecnomy

  15. I think LT doesnt want my posts any more. They’ve been censoring all my latest posts. They are thinking like Lungu. They have done a Trump on me

  16. Headline should be “USA HAS SHOWN THAT INCOMPETENT LEADERS CAN BE VOTED OUT” We are now praying for a divine intervetion in Zambia, we need new leaders,

  17. Its actually supposed to be:
    The US has shown us that people who abuse Social Media can be stopped but not by the government

  18. Most important the 2020 US Election has taught us one lesson: Those who want to breach the Constitution will not win. Trump sponsored Mobs to go to Capitol Hill to stop the certification process and reverse Biden’s Election Victory. Congress and the Judiciary stood its ground to uphold the American Constitution and Biden has been sown in as the 46th President of the United States of America . Zambia Concourt should uphold the Constitution and stop ECL from violating the Constitution. ECL shouldn’t be allowed to serve more than 2 terms (10 years) .Furthermore ECL has been elected and sworn in twice already and shouldn’t be allowed to stand for a Third Term in breach of the Zambian Constitution. ECL illegally standing 4 a Third Term in 2021 Elections will lead to Political…

  19. Emulate the US for all the good things not just what suits you. For example did you know that in the US opposition leaders are not stifled or stopped from meeting their supporters? Did you know that in US government officials are held accountable for their actions and the relevant law enforcement wings are independent?…..

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