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President Lungu Assures Botswana President that Zambia will Hold Free and Fair Elections

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President Edgar Lungu has assured President Mokgweetsi Masisi of continued collaboration between the two countries. President Lungu has also assured his Botswana Counterpart that the country will exercise free and fair elections during the August 12th General elections.

President Lungu said government will follow the laid down protocols on holding free and fair elections while welcoming election observers.

The Head of State made the remarks at State House today when he held official talks with visiting President of the Republic of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi.

And President Lungu has hailed the collaboration exhibited by the two countries in the fight against COVID-19.

President Lungu who declared his readiness, to be the first, to receive the vaccine once all processes are approved, said Zambia will continue working with Botswana in the fight against the pandemic and beyond.

“We will continue to enhance our bilateral relations as they are key to social and economic development. Mr President you being the current chair of the SADC troika on security, we need to work together in finding the solution to the current invasion by rebels in the neighbouring Mozambique, as peace is key for regional integration,” President Lungu said.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has commended the cooperation received from Botswana during the elimination of the Africa migratory red locusts, which paused a threat to the food security in the region.

The Head of State called for regional solutions to the hash effects of climate change within and outside the Southern Africa.

And President Lungu later cited the soon to be commissioned Kazungula Bridge as a practical example of regional integration, infrastructure expansion and strengthened bilateral ties.

The Head of State underscored that the bridge will further enhance export of goods between the two countries and Africa as a whole.

“Kazungula Bridge is an example of the regional integration and Africa as a whole will benefit from the massive investment, “the President explained.

And visiting Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi pointed out that Zambia will always be an all-weather ally to his country.

Dr Masisi reminisced that Zambia was the first country to commence bilateral relations with his country through the establishment of an embassy in that country on September 30th 1966, a partnership that is still being enjoyed today.

The visiting Head of State who continuously hailed Zambia for its role played during Botswana’s struggle for Independence, explained that the Kazungula Bridge was not just a mere bridge but a symbol of the cherished friendship that exist between the two countries.

“When I am here in this beautiful country l feel at home because of your role in our Independence struggle and we are indeed benefiting from our bilateral relations having exchanged notes on the COVID-19 fight,” President Masisi emphasized.

He further said that as the current Chairman of the SADC troika organ on defense and security, he is concerned about the situation in Mozambique and will later today hold talks with his Zimbabwean Counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa having spoken with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaposa last evening.

The visiting Botswana President has since left the country for Zimbabwe.

32 COMMENTS

  1. By next week mutinta hichilema will defect to pf and divorce that under 5. He is under 5 in the bedroom too.

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  2. By next year President Edgar Chagwa Lungu will still be hosting his counter parts while matebela will undergo a humiliating undressing by the
    Anglo-American Corporation for losing six times resulting into a shere waste of resource. And then they will demand their repayment over the years of heavy financial support to fund UPND maintenance and campaigns.

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  3. You should try your best not to take anything trolls say seriously. No matter how poorly they behave, remember these people spend countless unproductive hours trying to make people mad. They’re not worth your time of the day.

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  4. FROM DAY ONE THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING FREE AND FAIR ABOUT THIS ELECTION
    DOESNT MATTER WHAT HH DOES OR DOESNT DO
    THE PEOPLES VOICES WILL BE HEARD LOAD AND CLEAR MAKE NO MISTAKE

  5. the last elections in Botswana were mired in controversy. There clearly was malpractice in the elections that Botswana held last.
    so what lesson is there for Zambia

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  6. Narcissistic personality disorder involves a pattern of self-centered, arrogant thinking and behavior, a lack of empathy and consideration for other people, and an excessive need for admiration. Others often describe people with NPD as c0ckey, manipulative, selfish, patronizing, and demanding.

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  7. Scouser shot that your mouth. You spend all day insulting our president and alleging all sorts. If you live in glass house don’t throw stones. You are touched because I am dishing out the exact meal you dish out? Don’t be f00lish. I will beat you up if you ever step foot in Zambia. Don’t think I don’t know who you are. Nkaku p0n0na. KakaIa kobe

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  8. Computer scientist my role is to serve the party and government in power. I am doing that diligently.

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  9. Fix the voter register first then you can talk about fair elections how can you talk about fair elections when you are running away from un independent audit.

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  10. @KZ
    I was born in Zambia, my roots are still in Zambia. It pains and hurts that a few crooks have taken the country as a hostage. Your president and his minions are thieves. What have they done to improve people’s lives interms of eradicating poverty, health care, education, jobs. The list is endless

    If you have the balls come see me face to face. In fact I’m in Zambia as we speak. Come find me.

    You are nothing but a mare thug.

  11. The economy is in life support. Billions of debt owed. Elections are round the corner the lazy bum is busy donating cash and gifts in the name of empowerment.

    I’ve said it before the rich wealthy people will survive in tough economic climate however the majority will have to face the brunt of economic hardship.

    What does this troll know about honesty and earning an income in a straight honest way. These f00ls think that by stealing and through corruption thier income is clean.

    As a matter of a fact I will continue making insulting comments about the lazy bum because he is a thief by profession, he has no moral standards. The useless [email protected] thinks by investing in infrastructure through borrowing billions he has delivered to the people.

    Can your partner in crime care to…

  12. “He further said that as the current Chairman of the SADC troika organ on defense and security, he is concerned about the situation in Mozambique and will later today hold talks with his Zimbabwean Counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa having spoken with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaposa last evening.”

    “We have fully equipped the Zambia Police and they are ready to police the forthcoming general elections,” said Mr. Kampyongo.-LT. “machine learning:
    the use and development of computer systems that are able to learn and adapt without following explicit instructions, by using algorithms and statistical models to analyze and draw inferences from patterns in data.”

  13. How will Elections be free and fair when the New Voters Roll is flawed and ECL is imposing himself on Zambians thru an illegal and unconstitutional Third Term? All the signs are there showing that the 2021 Elections will be violent, rigged and disputed. Unless something was to give Zambia will have an illegitimate Govt in August 2021.

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  14. THE TROLL He keeps learning more and more about less and less now he knows everything about nothing
    He may talk like a f00l and act like a f00l, but don’t get the wrong idea about him — he is a f00l

  15. This teeth teeth worst president thieving c*nt who doesn’t know his @ss from his rotten teeth, is assuring people things he cant deliver, oh forgot the [email protected] is a thief.. that what he does best steal …. uselsess ka worst president on earth

  16. @1 Kaizar Zulu
    Where is the Cyber Crime law to deal with this kind of bullying? I thought people will tone down with this good law, but it seems it is really becoming irrelevant

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  17. @ Kaizer Zulu – respond @Scouser – Who gave you birth – what type of a female being gave birth to Kaizer Zulu?

  18. Stealing of votes must be stopped at all costs as it is treasonable, what happened in Kalulushi has left us wondering why we vote.
    ECZ has not assured us that what happened in Kalulushi will not happen again, where HH’s votes were stolen, mind you 1200 is a lot for a small city.
    A video in which UPND Kalulushi Candidate Evaristo Mwalilino’s  driver revealed how HH and GBM’s Kalulushi Constituency votes where concealed went viral after it was aired on Prime TV.
    In the video, Wanna Chiyanga is confessing that his boss Mwalilino was given K21000, K360 000 for 21,966 votes and dropping the election petition respectively.
    He disclosed THAT  President Rupiah Banda, Information Minister Kapamba Mulenga and axed PF Deputy Chairperson for Elections Kelvin Fube Bwalya(KBF) and Mwalilino were…

  19. Muna, I don’t involve my family in my work. Don’t worry about my mother. Worry more about hh parents in law who are suffering as we saw from the police raid. Poverty surge and yet hh stole billions from privatisation

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  20. The problem that Zambia has is that in ECL she has a hypocritical and untrustworthy President. He is preaching “free and fair Elections ” to SADC, AU and other Election Observers but on the ground he is busy rigging the same Elections. How does ECL hope to deliver a Credible Election without a Credible Voters Roll? How does ECL conduct “free,fair and credible Elections ” when he imposing himself on Zambians thru an illegal and unconstitutional Third Term? How can these Elections be Credible when there is no even level playing field? All the signs point to a violent, rigged and disputed 2021 Election. SADC and AU better intervene now if they want Zambia to conduct a Credible Election. The writing is on the wall.

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  21. Why did ECL assure the President of Botswana that Zambia will hold free and fair Elections? Did the President of Botswana raise some concerns? HH’s letter to SADC and AU has revealed that Zambia is not following Election Guidelines of the two sister Organisations. SADC and AU should insist on a Voters Roll Audit if Zambia if it is to have a 2021 Credible Election. Most important SADC and AU should satisfy themselves on the Constitutionality of ECL’s Eligibility in 2021. SADC and AU have just witnessed a smooth and peaceful transfer of Power in Tanzania which is in line with the Tanzanian Constitution. SADC and AU should insist on free and fair Elections and a smooth and peaceful transfer of Power in Zambia which is in line with the Zambian Constitution.

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  22. KZ doesn’t involve his family. But he does involve HH and HH’s wife. You call that “serving my party diligently”? If I were president Lungu I would put you in jail myself, and don’t wait for August 12. But what I really wanted to know, whether the Botswana president got an answer from the president on the question “When are you going to pay the balance for the bridge”? Because Zambia hasn’t paid the lot yet!

  23. ECL assured SADC that “Zambia will comply with the Provision of the Constitution during and after the August 12,general elections”. Well ,Article 106 (3) of the Republican Constitution states: ” A person who has twice held Office as President is not eligible for Election as President”. So on what basis is ECL standing for re-election in 2021? We want Zambia Concourt to Objectively and Professionally Rule on ECL’s Third Term Eligibility. Zambia should emulate Tanzania which recently effected a smooth and peaceful transfer of Power from the late John Magufuli to President Samia Siluhu Hassan. Tanzania respected, obeyed ,defended and enforced their Constitution. Zambia must do the same to avoid Political instability.

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