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The End of the Republic: If Lungu’s Shambolic PF Rapes Democracy on August 12

Columns The End of the Republic: If Lungu’s Shambolic PF Rapes Democracy...

W.E. Kamirichiki, PhD

Perhaps nothing parallel’s our country’s crises today as the trouble in the Roman Republic. Three crises engulfed it. One, the Republic was cash-strapped to run its affairs. Second, the stench and sewage of graft and corruption amongst elected officials filled the Roman air, and finally, crime was perverse, threatening the integrity of the state. If we Zambians sit out this election and not vote in “tsunamic waves” , do nothing to protect the vote, or become passive and apathetic at this critical moment, the criminal PF organization pretending to be government with its governance emptiness and scorched-earth criminal tactics, will ferment incompetence and cluelessness to thresholds of no- return. The pre-Lungu Zambian institutions birthed in post-independence Zambia and the decorum of the presidency will be no more. The country will be irreversibly captured, and fully neo-colonized. This is not even a hyperbole. It will be the end of our Republic. Mark, my words: the end of the republic. That is why every eligible registered voter must take interest in this final election as an attempt to salvage the country.

First, how we got to our cash-strapped: The PF government peddled the argument of financing our infrastructure. It was a strong argument, but the PF executed the financing of infrastructure in ways that were less than transparent. All those infrastructure and economic “ accomplishments” that Mr. Lungu and his PF party peddle in their failing campaign sits on the powder keg of $12 billion, with roughly $3 billion in international bonds and huge loans from Chinese state-owned lenders. Essentially, Zambia’s sovereignty is 25% captive to China. Meanwhile, Patriotic Front (PF) functionaries and their accomplices have become overnight billionaires. Zambia’s reckless borrowing (some opaque to economic researchers) partly explains why the economy is on its knees. By the close of 2019, Statista, a German company specializing in market and consumer data, put Zambia’s debt as a percentage of GDP at 94.%. Today, that figure is nearly 120% (See graph below). With this debt stress and overdose, the end of the republic has never been closer. China has over dozed Lungu’s PF with debt that we may now be captive to China for eternity, effectively dictating Zambia’s economic policies. To save of this republic from eternal capture to creditors, we must vote out a vision-less dipsomaniac at the helm of our country.

Second, PF’s acres of well-documented accounts of corruption, state-inspired violence, intrigue, murders, and every offensive or patently false or misleading statements and press statements must encourage us to save the Republic from PF’s thuggeries on August 12. We must sacrifice for posterity by braving, enduring, and doing everything possible to root out Lungu and his PF from robbing our country and posterity, and possibly ending this Republic of the Eagle. The whole package of PF apparatchiks has sold their souls and are marching us to ruin and indignities, and to the dinner table of voracious foreign interests.

We must stop PF and Lungu in their pursuit of a governance enterprise we have proven without doubt is of a fraudulent adventure, and his dogged and selfish idea of retaining the presidency at all costs. This Republic must be saved because it was born in sweat, blood, and sacrifice. We must not permit PF’s short-sighted ambitions and recklessness another five years of ruin. We must heed the whisper of our God-inspired conscience that our Zambia must survive PF and Lungu, because the moment has come for us to right our country. This spirit and love for power, unfortunately, is at the core of human nature, grounded in the sturdiest lusts of the human mind and deepest crevices of the human heart. Jointly, as One Zambia One Nation, we now must reclaim, through new leadership of the UPND alliance the presidency of Zambia, the stature of our country as God’s patch of peace, unity and diversity here on planet earth. Our Constitution, which is the work of all of our hands must be sacredly maintained and that its administration in every aspect requires the seal of wisdom and virtue—which is absent in PF and Lungu. They failed in their duty in upholding it, in respecting its authority, in complying with its laws, and submitting to its measures. The Republic is in mortal danger if we do not vote out PF on August 12.

Third, the PF obstructed the execution of our laws, aided in no small measure by a few—such as the Kambwilis, Lusambos, Luos whose real intent, is to direct, control, counteract regular deliberation and the action of patriotic citizen against the horrible record of the PF. They failed, and indeed, it is already increasingly clear to us, that the PF failed to confine themselves within the rails of respective constitutional organs of the state. The thugs they nurtured have been destructive to our country, and to all fundamental principles of civilized conduct, good governance, and the rule of law. In the course of Lungu’s leadership and now his ending presidency, some in his party sought and became potent centers of cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men who, have subverted the voice, power, and aspirations of Zambians, and indeed the direction of our country. They usurped for themselves the reins of the party and government. They have inappropriately distributed power and maladjusted our constitution to serve their ends. But we still have a few days to resuscitate our great Republic from PF’s imposed traumas

In the August 12th vote—after all the moments, episodes, incidents and chapters of PF’s chequered presidency, and the errors or the pain they purposed on most of us physically, emotionally, and psychologically—we will have both a relief and a cure. The PF party under Lungu’s direction or through the faults of his ineptitude, and lapse of judgement must not be forgiven at the voting booth. We must save our republic. It is a moment to send him and his PF Party away from the political scene, to end his party’s incompetence, recklessness, and cluelessness in the management of the affairs of our republic.

Let us all remain in constant prayer to ensure that the UPND alliance that must now succeed him, and his visionless PF will find the blessings of the almighty God to guide our country. The Almighty God has guided this great republic for decades. He will guide us still. Our rich One Zambia One Nation must begin yet another phase of its life under a new leader. We once again pray that it will be dawning of a fresh nation and the coming forth of a sober leadership that will enrich us all. On August 12, vote and protect your vote and be peaceful. After the bitter taste of PF, our votes will put behind us a brand of politics and governance antics that hoisted Zambians and their unborn great grandchildren up a steep fatal mountain of foreign debt, national shame, and the burden of reckless and visionless governance polices. We will save the Republic.

47 COMMENTS

  1. Hahaha…ba author get lost you are not even a Zambian..(chi seer1 number2) First of all pf has the best manfestio not those chaps who copied manfestio from Jamaica, To set up any industries a base must be done which is roads, electricity, hospitals,schools which the pf government have done…Point of correction there is no leadership that can enrich us all that is a lie, stop misleading people..Even in the USA we have people that are poor. Did you know that hichilemas mother in-law live in a grass house..If he can’t have a heart for the in-laws what makes you think he has a heart for the people of Zambia!
    Zambians say no to privatization phase 2, homosexuality lesbianism and gay rights if you vote with your emotions we are done and dirtiest on 12 August think..

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  2. Very well articulated… my fellow Zambians, let us please do the needful and relegate Lungu and pf to the dustbin and the annals of history.

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  3. If, UPND and PF concede, and allow interim president you will see Zambia change overnight. If you don’t believe me take me up on it.

    UPND and PF Show some love.

    It’s all about stewardship.

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  4. hichilema has made a lot of ugly agreements outside the country, and if you are a government employee mmmm hichilema will fire 50% are going. Ku copperbelt the ball is in your hands if you want to maintain your jobs and the mines since you where cry the pf government have given you the mines, if you vote for Mr privatization, that will be your problem infact it will be you selling the mines back into foreign hands..it will be the biggest retrogressive done..For Christians who affirm to the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation.. hichilema wants that out in exchange for homosexuality. God help us. Christians don’t sell your birthright. If hichilema enriched himself during privatization he can’t enrich others if he became president the man is selfish..get it from me and mark my…

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  5. These two political parties lack restrain,
    for that we deserve an interim President.

    Say no to top down leadership of PF and UPND.

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  6. Why must foreigners tell us what to do! These are the same foo.ls hichilema has promised businesses.. Zambians is nation has been sold by hichilema.

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  7. Phds contextually Pull him downs have recently emerged with lies and theories. Who the f is Kamirichiki any way? Where the hell is he yapping from? Is he LGBTQ? What’s his agenda? What does he know about Zambian peace? Has he set his foot on this beautiful land? What is his interest in Zambia anyway? If you can’t write your real name while spreading lies and theories just shut the f up.
    Wiyuwiyu wiyuwiyu next week we put ECL back to State House.
    No bally will fix it hallucinations and illusions.

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  8. Malabish! This is now becoming a pattern, waffle on unsubstantiated claims, some based on old data package together to install fear in people. We would rather deal with the people you claim to be clueless at least they care about our country. Rather than writing silly articles, why can’t you go out to the people in a peaceful manner and explain how you plan to take this country out of poverty? All we see is HH being followed by his hired personnel possibly human shields. Just saying UPND is going to do or end xyz is not the same as explaining how you are going to do something. Now is your chance to put your outdated economics theories to test but you appear to fail at the last hurdle. What is your message? What do you stand for? The only message we are getting is that Bally is getting…

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  9. Mr PhD holder you are truly a “pull him down” UPND aligned mouthpiece. Come 12th August, people will choose who will govern them.

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  10. There is nothing worse than an educated f00I. They are actually worse than dogs. The author is a good example of this. Mwanawambwa iwe!!

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  11. It’s a blue lie…for one to claim that hichilema will enrich everyone..Ku America, Asia, Europe etc we still have poor people..so the author who happens to be hichilema friend is not sincere..in face Jesus said the poor you will always have amongst you, why people still want handouts.

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  12. It is appalling even just to imagine that we have been led by despotic, evil ,scheming politicians like KAIZER. Such people should not be near realms of power. No wonder Zambia’s glory has weaned off during NGULU’s reign!!!

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  13. Shut up iwe kikimirikiti ….what ever your name is. What do you know about Zambia? For you information ….LUNGU IS WINNING 69%

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  14. The problem with UOND is that majority of people writing essays on their behalf are foreigners. What is that HH has promised them? We are now just waiting for 12th to take back ECL pamupando. Alebwelelapo!

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  15. THE GOD OF MERCY HAS DIRECTED PRESIDENT TO DEPLOY SOLDIERS TO BEEF UP THE SECURITY SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY. RIGHT A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE CADRELISM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AND PEOPLE WILL MOVE FREELY TO THE VARIOUS POLLING STATIONS TO CAST THEIR VOTES AND NO ONE IS GOING TO BLOCKED BY THE POLICE LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN NAKONDE YESTERDAY . WE SOME VERY UNPROFESSIONAL PF CADRE COPS SERVING THEIR OWN INTERESTS NO THAT OF THE NATION. CARRYING OUT ILLEGAL ORDERS MEANT TO KILL OUR YOUNG DEMOCRACY. TIME OF RECKONING IS FAST APPROACHING AND DON’T BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR OWN MISCONDUCT. ZAMBIA FIRST BEFORE SELF. THOSE TEAR GASSING HH AND UPND ALLIANCE MEMBERS SHOULD THINK TWICE THEY WILL HAVE NO WHERE TO HIDE. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG REMOVING AND CONSIGNING TO THE BACKYARD A GOVT THAT HAS LOST ITS…

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  16. W.E. Kamirichiki, PhD,the bible says that a way of wise man can be foolish to a
    way foolish man, intelligence neither dispute wisdom or foolishness

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  17. Lungu is a violent dishonest thug, blocking of UPND campaigns and the cader rule we see are no coincidence, his fraud conviction was no coincidence, zambias high debt and murmurs of rampant corruption are no coincidence ….

    The man is simply not up to the job and would rather be flying around dishing cash and dancing…….

    The violence we see today is because lungu feels threatened of losing his lifestyle and stolen loot …..

    ..

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  18. Brilliant Article,Thank you Lusaka Times .
    The time has come for a Branch and Root Change.
    Time has come to Root out this CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE OF A GOVERNMENT.
    No Zambian in a normal state of mind would vote for Edgar Chagwa Lungu and PF.
    We put a Criminal in state house,a man who stole from his clients from his law firm.He has gone on to do the same in State House.Surrounded himself with well known Criminals like Valden Finlay & they’ve gone on to absolutely RAPE the Country.
    Scandal after Scandal

    Wake Up Zambians Wake Up

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  19. Brilliant Article,Thank you Lusaka Times .
    The time has come for a Branch and Root Change.
    Time has come to Root out this CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE OF A GOVERNMENT.
    No Zambian in a normal state of mind would vote for Edgar Chagwa Lungu and PF.
    We put a Criminal in state house,a man who stole from his clients from his law firm.He has gone on to do the same in State House.Surrounded himself with well known Criminals like Valden Finlay & they’ve gone on to absolutely destroy the Economy
    Scandal after Scandal

    Wake Up Zambians Wake Up

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  20. It is the end of the republic if the Patriotic Front wins.

    Yesterday on Zambian Observer someone said, If Edgar Lungu wins then the country will be cut in half. Southwest on one hand. I couldn’t help laughing. This is psychological blackmail! We are going into this election to get a winner for one unit of Zambia. Why should it be that only HH must win and not ECL?

    This W.E. Kamirichiki is some doomsayer needing no serious attention.

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  21. I enjoyed reading this. These are the FACTS that PF enjoyers and peeves do not want to hear. They know that many of them will be facing long prison terms next year. It fills them with dread and night sweats to imagine a country of peace, prosperity and rule of law, a country that Levy Mwanawasa left us, a country that Sata wanted to keep. President Lungu has led the most monstrous regime of all since 1964. Even the Colonialists blush at what this man has done to our country. It is time to remove him from power because if we do not, and he happens to get 80% of MPs, we can kiss goodbye to the Zambia we NEED.

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  22. @Kaizer Zulu….Iwe….you think I am foreigner??!!!! Hahaha. Think again.I am a Kabwe born….Zambian through and through! The facts are PF is clueless and incompetent. We are voting it out!

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  23. Lungu must know that the late Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was the chosen successor to President Michel Martelly who was constitutionally barred from seeking reelection in the 2015 presidential election. During Moïse’s time in office, political unrest, kleptocracy & violence were common. The span of Moïse’s term in office was disputed, sparking a constitutional crisis., On 7 July 2021 at 1 a.m. EDT, assassins scaled the presidential palace and shot Jovenel’s smelly backside off in a successful was assassination attempt. Now, Presidential terms in Zambia are DETERMINED by the number of TIMES one is sworn into office, TWO! Chagwa frivolously claimed a mandate to govern after the presidential bye election following the demise of Sata did not count as a term, even if he was sworn into…

  24. …office, TWO! Chagwa claimed a mandate to govern after the presidential bye election following the demise of Sata did not count as a term, even if he was sworn into office. He is now classified as the world’s most thieving president and his health is badly failing, having collpased twice at military parades. Watch this space, for Chagwa and all his enablers, there will be hell to pay, soon!

  25. @Kaizar. Yes, start deleting this animal Kaizar. He is sick, very sick. He reduces Lusaka Times to a derogatory inclined paper. Readership is at stake here. Yes, you can allow freedom of speech. But insults are not included. This sick animal spends the entire day of his daily life spewing insults. He has absolutely nothing to contribute. It’s time you put your foot down or good and intellectual contributors will start avoiding your outlet.

  26. The worry though is the number of both literate and illiterate people who do not understand the universally accepted metrics of measuring an economy, the metrics of inflation, reserves, exchange rate, GDP growth, GDP per capita, unemployment, debt strunglehold which are all in negative. They may not understand that infrastructure construction is not a measure of development on the citizens satisfaction index

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  27. What is PF coming todo which they failed in 10 years virtually bringing the economy down on its knees. Morally it’s a mockery to have them on the ballot, the down side of democracy I guess

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  28. The author is non-zambian, resident outside of Zambia and can therefore talk nonsense like this. Otherwise, please find this dunderhead and lock him up for treason.

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  29. The way we had hope in PF, very disappointing that it has turned out to be a failed project, all economic indicators in negative, debt acquired recklessly, governance a big issue even featuring on international media on CNN today where opposition is clearly stifled where the current President who is a candidate like every body else is campaigning and stopping the opposition

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  30. The very worst government since 1964 in terms of economic down turn, this is true and this comment must not be moderated please

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  31. LT still letting this UK based impostor spew his insults at will…if it were someone else their name would be blocked!!

  32. Lungu is winning by over 70% on August 12! You Upnd dander heads, elections are not won on social media! Lungu and PF are the only party since independence who have brought development to this country! Even where ka Mweetwa is in Choma, is that how Choma was in 2008? Even your dull chap Hichilema, privitization crook, is now driving on better roads than he did in 2010! So whatever you say Edgar is winning on August 12,and our democracy will continue flourishing, wa umfwa iwe karichikolwe? Your Hichilema is just a crook who banks his money in Mauritius! And is very tribal chap, who is using fake Bembas like Nalumango to get power and later dump them like he has done to others, and then rush back to his fellow Tongas! So because of that he can’t win in Zambia, so let Southern province and…

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