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I see similarities between my late father and the current President of Zambia Edgar Lungu-Patrick Mwanawasa

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Patrick Mwanawasa, the son of the late President Levy Mwanawasa has said that he sees many similarities between his late father and the current President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu.

Speaking on the Round Table Talk hosted by PF last night, Mr. Mwanawasa said that both Presidents possessed great humility and desire to see a Zambia whose people are emancipated from poverty.

Mr. Mwanawasa further stated that both Presidents had given many opportunities to women to participate in the governance of the nation by appointing them to decision-making positions, reflecting that his late father’s cabinet had several women in it, while President Lungu took it a notch higher by appointing the first woman Vice President, Mrs. Inonge Wina and also by choosing a woman again to be his running mate, in Professor Nkandu Luo who he described as a formidable Human being.

Mr.Mwanawasa who served as Deputy Permanent Secretary in Eastern and Central Provinces said that his father went through a lot of challenges, which the current president equally went through.

“I think there are similarities between them. My father went through a lot of challenges such as droughts and armyworms which President Lungu has equally had to face. Remember they both overcame those challenges and today, this nation has a bumper harvest despite President Lungu battling armyworms, drought causing erratic power supply, floods, and now Covid,” he said.

And Mr. Mwanawasa has dismissed claims by the United Party for National Development(UPND) that there is a wind of change in the nation, as mare hallucinations. Mr Mwanawasa said he was 39 years old and that in this period he had witnessed 8 elections and uncountable by-elections. He said he knew exactly what wind of change looked like because he had seen it in 1991 and in 2011. He said even dogs and chickens felt the wind of change during those two historic moments. He stated that it was not the case this time as he had traversed the nation and could confidently say that the Patriotic Front and President Lungu were still very popular on the ground and loved by the Zambian people.

Mr Mwanawasa has since urged the people of Zambia to turn out in large numbers and vote for the PF and President Lungu for continuity, adding that the PF and President Lungu have laid a solid foundation for the prosperity of this nation and Zambians are eager to reap the benefits of this hard-working government

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  1. 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 Honeybee 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 Honeybee

    Your father must be turning in his grave to be compared to this lazy, corrupt and incompetent good-for-nothing dictator. He is very disappointed in you too right now for b00tlick!ng!

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  2. If you see similarity between your father and Mr Jameson then maybe you were adopted. But since your are not I take it that as convicted adultery chap..I assume you have been lowad and nomba wapena or simply boot licking looking for a job since naupwa.

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  3. Can Mr. Mwanawasa tell us or compare the current corruption and thieving in his father’s Government and this one.

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  4. Eish, Is he still a Permanent Secretary? And on corruption? On Tolerance? Discipline and rule of law. Do you remember Mr Mulyata when he was arrested by ACC? Did LPM allow him to attend court while in office? Your dad my friend was a man and half. Maybe ECL has a lot in common with RB

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  5. The arrested and charged attending court while in Office? Remember Mr Mulyata when ACC arrested him? On financial prudence and discipline? How about in respect for the rule of law…Sata campaigned as much as he could.

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  6. THIS YOUNG MAN IS DAY DREAMING TO COMPARE HIS FATHER’S REGIME TO THAT OF PF UNDER LUNGU. MAY HE HAD A HANG OVER OR HAS BEEN HIRED TO SING HIS MASTERS’ VOICE. LEVY MWANAWASA MUST BE TURNING IN HIS GRAVE BECUASE HE WAS A GREAT STATEMAN UNLESS THE BOYIS IMPLYING WHAT THERE WERE REAL THINGS WE NEVER KNEW BUT WERE HAPPENING SUCH AS GRAND CORRUPTION, NEPOTISM, THEFT OF PUBLIC RESOURCES THROUGH OVER INFLATED TENDERS/CONTRACTS, GRANT TRIBALISM, REGIONALISM DISREGARD FOR RULE OF LAW ETC.

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  7. Really laughable…you have no respect for your father sonny….Lazy Lungu is not even fit to lace your father’s boot.
    Silly boy!!

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  8. They have him by the twanikani. They own him PM, just like Kambwili the whole, Great Bag of Maize, Naba kwi and the rest. Sad, but that’s how corrupt people live. Enjoy the pieces of silver.

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  9. They have him by the ntwanikani. They own him (PM), just like Kambwili the whole, Great Bag of Maize, Naba kwi and the rest. Sad, but that’s how corrupt people live. Enjoy the pieces of silver.

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  10. “Never let a politician grant you a favour, the will always want to control you forever”

    Bob Marley

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  11. You are rubbishing the good name of your father. Speak for yourself that you see similarities between you and the moron lungu

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  12. This is what corruption and money can do, how can you compare your fathers legacy to this of the kaponya type? I am pretty sure your father is turning in the grave.

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  13. It’s actually completely the opposite of what he is saying. What a ridiculous thing to say. He has always struck me as not being very clever.

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  14. He knows his father better than any one of us and he has his own mind, so let him speak it. Like someone already pointed out, who are we to disagree?

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  15. You see Similarities ?????????

    Was Levy Mwanawasa your father ,a thief as Well?
    Was he an Economic Vandalist??

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  16. Kano if he attacks government then he is okay….mulibantu bashani….they will be sorrow next week when under5 calculator man is retired….on the ground not on face book…you will be stunned do not rely on a few videos with hired thugs running in the street that change is coming its actually going….you dont know how our land works…

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  17. The only qualification he has to be front headline news is that he is a son of a former President, that is all. Next, let us bring a goat that President Sata kept to also speak. After all, belonging to the former Presidents is enough for you to be heard. What about the one who slept in Levy’s bed? What has she got to say?

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  18. This small boy has no shame ..I bet you he didnt even consult his mother, Lazy Lungu is sly he has put a tight leash on Kaseba and this lad with jobs behind the desk in civil service.

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  19. Young Mwanawasa,are you Hungry & Broke ,are you looking for a job in the Criminal Enterprise of a Government? Like Kambwili,GBM or that Nawakwi?????
    Your Father will be turning in his grave.Your Father tried to create a Morden Day African State where Justice & FairPlay Prevailed above all.
    Can you honestly say the same for current regime.?
    Just say you are Broke & Hungry and you want a Favour from that Corruption Swamp called State House

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  20. Patrick, Patrick it is so shameful of you to compare your late father who was a decent man to that of ECL who is a well known corrupt thug. President Mwanawasa was great leader.Zambians where thriving under his leadership, Zambia was a peaceful country, there was no brutality against Zambians. Unlike ECL who has put Zambia in deep debt and none stop brutalizing Zambians, ECL thrives on Violence and corruption. ECL has ruined Zambians reputation globally.

    Patrick must be in deep Cohorts with PF.

  21. Bra-We all know you need a job…but don’t compare your Dad to this guy your president….Your Father was a well respected president and a man of integrity… I’m sure a lot of people will agree with me on this one.
    Get a life…..

  22. Patrick Mwanawasa is somehow seeing similarities between a lawyer who practised law without any sanction from his professional association and one whose practising licence was revoked.

  23. THIS IS AN INSULT TO THE GREAT LATE LEADER MR LEVY MWANAWASA. HE DID NOT STAND FOR CORRUPTION AND MISMANAGEMENT OF ZAMBIA, HE DID NOT STAND FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA TO LIVE IN POVERTY. DON’T DO THIS PATRICK MWANAWASA.

  24. All of you insulting young Patrick, never even voted for Mwanasawa because your preferred candidates where Mazoka/HH. So today, Mwanawas is great because he is not going to be on the ballot?

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  25. Dank @34, Mwanawasa himself didn’t mind if some people didn’t vote for him for them to be appointed to his government or to enjoy state protection. He was that great. I didn’t vote for him in 2001 but he later seduced me. As for Patrick Mwanawasa, he’s an object of pity. His outlook on life is not one his late father would approve of.

  26. Don’t compare your father to this president they are miles and miles apart. Don’t cause your father’s name to he ridiculed may he rest in peace.

  27. Zambians knew your father better than you. He was a man of integrity & your comparison of him with a thug,murderer,looter,thief,swindler is regrettable.

    Lungu is NOT even half the man your father was.

  28. Well i know something that you don’t Patrick!!! In Mwanawasa we enjoyed the Kwacha’s value, farming inputs were affordable ,food was reasonably cheap, criminals were brought to book intuitions functioned independently, every Zambia walked and slept without fear of being gassed or beaten by carders, Police never killed us when we protested, he was not hesitant to fire any Minister for corruption as his slogan was zero tolerance, he refused GMO maize from the west just to protect Zambians……Even if you hated your father Patrick i beg you to withdraw your statement and allow him to rest in peace.

  29. This what happens when you rely on government handouts for a living. Find a job or a business idea, and your thinking will improve.

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