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President-Elect HH and President Lungu hold cordial meeting

Headlines President-Elect HH and President Lungu hold cordial meeting

President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu Monday afternoon held a cordial meeting at the residence of the Country’s Fourth President Rupiah Banda.

Mr Hichilema said the meeting centered around the betterment of the country and its future.

“We held a cordial meeting with President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Fourth President, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, AU Chief election Observer, Former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and Commonwealth Chief observer, Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete,” he wrote on Facebook.

“We remain committed to ensuring a united and developed Zambia for all. We will endeavour to work round the clock and indeed ensure a country everyone can call home because what divides us is smaller than our Country’s aspirations.

“I Thank Your Excellencies President Lungu, President Banda, President Kikwete and President Koroma for showing that Africa is indeed blessed.”

And President Lungu also stated that the meeting was cordial.

“Earlier today the President-elect Mr Hakainde Hichilema and I met at the residence of our 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda, where we held a meeting with the Commonwealth Chief Observer, the former Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete and AU Chief election Observer, former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma.”

“We discussed matters concerning our country’s future. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and I wish to that all the leaders who were present.”

He added, “We continue putting our Nation first.”

President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with RB

Meanwhile, FREE ZIM Congress leader of Zimbabwe, Joseph Makamba has praised Zambians for showing a smooth transition of power from one government to another, in the just-ended 2021 General Election.

Mr. Makamba said that Zambia has shown that a breath of fresh air and wind of change will sweep the SADC Region.

He has also wished President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND, progress in improving the livelihoods of Zambians.

President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with Former Tanzanian President who was in the country as a commonwealth observer

And United Kingdom High Commissioner to Zambia Nicholas Wolley has said that Zambia should consider itself an example for all nations because it has demonstrated strength of its democratic tradition.

Mr. Wolley said that every Zambian must take pride in the historic moment despite their political persuasion.

He has applauded the Zambian people for their commitment, resilience during the election period and the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) staff for a well-managed and professional electoral process.

Mr. Wolley who also congratulated President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema for his victory in the just-ended presidential election has also welcomed the role of Zambia’s political leaders including President EDGAR LUNGU as the country prepares to deliver a peaceful democratic transition.

He says Zambia and UK have a broad and deep friendship and looks forward to supporting President-elect Hichilema and his Government on their priorities on shared goals.

In a statement to to the media yesterday, Mr. Wolley also sent a message of condolence to the victims’ families whose life was lost in the elections.

The UK High Commissioner said every Zambian has a role to play in uniting and taking the nation forward in the spirit of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda’s legacy of One Zambia-One Nation.

President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with RB and AU head of observer mission

54 COMMENTS

  1. No amount of fake smiles,public laughter and other PR gimmicks will spare ECL from being held accountable for all the wrongs of the past 7yrs.

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  2. The PF persecuted and hounded Rupiah Banda with imaginary crimes.Now its payback time to hold ECL accountable for all the real damage he’s done to Zambia in 7yrs.

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  3. I’m back folks with joy and happiness for gor mother Zambia. The Egyptians(PF) have packed.

    Very few took me serious when I used to write PF must go.

    Where is PF today? Finished, what a sad way ending Sata’s pary.

    Now we entering another erra of money and property recovery from the previous regime. Watch the space!

    God bless!

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  4. I went to fight a good fight for Zambians and that’s patriotism.

    I said it before that Bally shall fix it and he has started to fix everything whatever was broken.

    Watch the space!

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  5. President Lungu actually said “I thought you’re getting ready to slap me” in the photo. Thank you Ba Ruphia for getting us out of trouble on this one. You are a true diplomat, indeed we have shown the world that we are a civilised country. The media in the west are so disappointed to report on our elections because they expected the usual African narrative. We should be proud of ourselves.”One Zambia One Nation”.

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  6. @FutureZed, you are +100% right. The western media were getting ready to start reporting about Zambia as they thought there will be bloodshed allover . But God has disappointed them by raising African men led by our own RB to speak sense first to ECL to concead defeat and to HH to give a tone of unity to the nation as opposed to start wasting time pursing ECL. Mwanawasa had an opportunity to develop because a lot of global and national economic indicators were in his favour e.g. High copper prices, windfall tax he introduced that brought in forex and hence a strong kwacha. But his pursuit of Chiluba whom the London courts also failed to establish a case for him except fiduciary duties, costed Mwanawasa developement time. HH should avoid that mistake.

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  7. Future zed, why do you always blame the west for your issues? The west this and the west that? Why can’t we just work and concentrate on our own issues. We are so much in debt, which we actually owe to the west, our economy is in crisis, all the infrastructure you see around actually doesn’t belong to us because we still owe money for it and all you can think off is blaming the west. We have got bigger issues instead of blaming them. If you care so much about your own country than why don’t you come and help develop it, instead of staying afar in the west and just blaming the same people you are eating from. Don’t you think you are bordering on hypocrisy? Ask us how much we have suffered in the last 10 years under pf.

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  8. The only people who will suffer under this evil red regime are those non t0ngaz who voted for upnd thinking life will become heaven on earth for them. Wait and see what happens in civil service job allocations. You will regret it. For me I am comfortable and can live outside of politics. Good luck. The looting has already begun under upnd

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  9. SOME ON HERE ARE JUST A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITS
    THE SIGNS HAVE BEEN ON THE WALL FOR A LONG TIME THAT PF MUST GO
    PF HAD THE CHANCE TO REPLACE LUNGU AND DIDNT SO THEY SHOULD NOT CRY NOW IT WOULDNT HAVE CHANGE THE RESULT
    BUT MAY HAVE KEPT THEM ALIVE FOR 2026

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  10. I find it refreshing, and very democratic how Bally is taking position about the former government and its corrupt leader Edgar China Lungu. After all, ECL arrested Bally FIFTEEN TIMES and put him in jail for FOUR MONTHS. And now he calls him “Brother” the hypocrite. But Bally is saying that he won’t arrest ECL. Personally I hope that the fast track anti corruption court that UPND will set up has a good look at monsieur Lungu, and especially his son on how they obtained all those properties and all. I smell a whole family of rats!

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  11. @Wako because I see things you don’t see. I live amongst them and I know what they do and say about us. We are not poor by default, we are poor because we don’t understand how capitalism works. Stop showing your ignorance and start reading for a change. Read and understand how narratives are changed so that you can do good deals not doing a deal because the IMF or someone from the West said so. Do you honestly think that Zambia’s resource portfolio is worth less than the debt you’re crying about? Why are the west not encouraging us to use our resources to trade our way out of debt? What are we hit with trade tariffs instead? explain that to me pls?

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  12. Upnd diasporans did you wake up as millionaires now that your tribesmen are in power? I am just checking

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  13. @Wako, for your information, I only blame the west for our poverty and partly our ignorance because of their tried and tested methods of disruptions which you may not understand. I have an issue with people who think Zambia is a poor country and we should do as we are told. Zambia, because of our ignorance emits an ora of easy pickings and an opportunity for wealthy corporations to make billions with little effort. This is the source of your poverty. HH understands this and I hope he will use his skills in professional services to negotiate better deals for Zambia. His hands are tight, regardless of what people may think.

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  14. Enough smiles and fist bump – get the Bible and swear the man in already.

    As for Lungu, let him go now for a “non-working” vacation. Fast.

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  15. Hypocrisy is when you write pages in newspapers about debt, poverty,injustices and corruption but on the other hand, report nothing when you do something right. The way we have conducted ourselves with our elections is exemplary and some of our critics especially in the west can learn a thing or two from us. As Zambians we should stand tall and be proud of ourselves. We need to milk this situation because the expectation from some quarters was low. One Zambia one nation is a powerful slogan that can never be underestimated.

  16. @FutureZed I follow all your posts because you speak my mind so many times . You’re fully right that Zambia’s wealth is far much more than the debt they would like us to believe is killing us. It’s not until I lived in Europe that I also came to understand how capitalism works to keep the rich countries rich and poor countries poor. Instead of giving us their blueprint to their success, thy would rather send the World Bank and IMF to put us on the debt hook. I hope the man HH understands this and begins to work out a lasting strategy out of debt and dependency on western institutions.
    It can be achieved: as Magufuli in Tanzania demonstrated.

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  17. WHAT CORDIAL DISCUSSIONS, LUNGU WAS SCARED TO DEATH THATS WHY ECZ WERE DELAYING THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO ENABLE HIS PATHWAY, THE GUY WAS TERRIFIED, THAT HH WILL LOCK HIM UP, AND WAS JUST NEGOTIATING A DEAL.
    THIS IS JUST TEMPORARY, THE LAW WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU. “UMULANDU TA UBOLA”, SO YOU ARE SPARED FOR NOW, BUT LAW WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU TO EXPLAIN THE GASSING, AND ALSO HOW YOU AMMASSED UP WEALTH.
    AS FOR KZ, YOU HAVE NO IMUNITY LIKE LUNGU,YOU WILL BE ANSWERABLE, THE SAME OP THAT YOU WERE BOASTING OF WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU.

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  18. @Nine Chale, I thank you. I’m glad we have people on here who are on the same wavelength. We have a duty to protect and to inform. My strategy is that if you can’t beat them(rich countries), join them and beat them at their own game. I think HH used this same strategy with PF. I’m confident we will soon see a change in mindset from our people back home.

  19. you said he will never rule Zambia, but he has
    To your surprise he is standing side by side with your right hand man. Lungu is goo you are the ones who were misleading him. That is why you have run away to go lead expensive life wherever you are, congratulations for running away.

  20. Nothing like fake smiles and forgiveness if hh does forgive we the want our moneys back the lungu regime should be held accountable for all the resources they plundered KZ and his bafoons should be caged, i didnt que up the whole day for hh to start huging and making merry with these arrogant criminals. JUSTICE MUST TAKE iTS COURSE.

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  21. Many governments around the world are hugely corrupt. UK being one example, their corruption comes from courting the international wealthy for them to pass personal favor. These internationally wealthy feed off weaknesses of countries around the world. South Africa, Mauritius being some other prime examples in the region.
    Zambia has shown it’s democracy is strong but now it must show that it will not tolerate corruption that comes at the expense of the wider populations opportunities. It must consistently show this president after president.

  22. News coming in, upnd thugs have gone on a rampage beating and looting pf properties and supporters. Is this what you call change? Never did the pf do this after winning in 2011.when I told you that upnd are violent thugs, you ridiculed me. Zambians you reap what you sow. The only people to suffer will be you. Kaizar is sorted for life

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  23. I hope they didn’t give this thief & his crew an amnesty….zero tolerance on corruption means that…all these people need to forensically audited.

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  24. @ KZ when PF won in 2011 they went on rampage destroying houses and property belonging to MMD supporters and also beating them. Bikiloni and Difikoti were also victims just coz they did adverts for MMD so bane lets not distort history.

  25. In other words dude love is condoning violence. We told you that upnd is just selling you lies. These thugs are worse. Zambians will learn a lesson. Wait until hh shows his true colours..you don’t believe me? Go and ask his farm workers

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  26. @KZ am not condoning violence. If I did condone violence I would have been a PF supporter. Am just calling you out on your lie that PF never went on rampage after winning, thats all.

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  27. Dudelove your comments prove that you are not violent but a mere tribal bigot. You would rather turn a blind eye to violence committed by upnd because the party is overwhelmingly a t.0.n.g.a party. You feel loyal to the party because of tribe. Tribalism is deeply rooted in upnd. In 5 years time, those that gave you vote from north and east will realise this and you will see what happens. Upnd wont lead past 1 term

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  28. All you haters can you exercise ceasefire.
    Now your president hachilema is Zambian president in effect Our president. No denying because ECZ announced as such and the Zambian people voted as such. I head his speech. It was a good speech. We will pray for him.
    Haters from both sides of the isle across board should now ceasefire and rally behind him becase leaders are leading by example – see photo. PF will not run a campaign to discredit him international community. UPND supporters should heed their leadership call for peace and sanity; and Zambians should now relax and watch him work. Chapwa.

  29. Mwebantu if these guys can smiling and joking together, why are the cadres fighting and killing each other?

  30. @Kaizar Zulu
    Retribution will be there as most ordinary Zambians were victims of harassment from PF members and their operatives.
    You just cant avoid that.When the PF won in 2016, most perceived opposition UPND supporters were chased from the markets and taxi ranks.
    Its payback time.
    You reap what you sow.

  31. The Elections is clearly a fraud PF won with landslide audit the votes to registers It makes sense therefore To petition An election Petition is a legal Challenge the result or delivery of an elections The Police and Electro commission should review the elections in wards and constituencies and let the police investigate those more than cases of alleged electoral fraud for the Future intergrate of the elections in Zambia There is need to have have clean elections in Zambia and that is why those incidences of massive voter fraud must be investigated or we don’t have elections, The Pf and the President have conceded too early as there is more evidences of voter fraud in PF strongholds…

  32. Future Zed, I agree with you in all your explanations. I would rather use an example of the way China has come out of its economic challenges. That is educate your masses, and just concentrate on working hard. Dont bother about the rest including the western countries. Just pure and simple hard work and good policies. After a good 30 to 40 years, we can also come out of this poverty as a nation.

  33. The Elections is clearly a fraud PF won with landslide audit the votes to registers It makes sense therefore To petition An election Petition is a legal Challenge the result or delivery of an elections The Police and Electro commission should review the elections in wards and constituencies and let the police investigate those more than cases of alleged electoral fraud for the Future intergrate of the elections in Zambia There is need to have have clean elections in Zambia and that is why those incidences of massive voter fraud must be investigated or we don’t have elections, The Pf and the President have conceded too early as there is more evidences of voter fraud in PF strongholds…

  34. kaiza zulu, Give it a rest mate. It will not help you in the courts. Boy, you have a lot to answer for! What is your professional again?

  35. FutureZed @ 7

    You are 100% correct and keep preaching the Gospel.

    In similar way – Banks don’t like rich people but prefer poor people. It’s because if there is a large population of poor people who can live on borrowing all the time, then banks will keep on making money by charging high interest rates because the risk of repayments are high from poor people. On the other hand, if a rich person puts money in a bank, the bank loses money because it must pay interest to the rich customer for having his money in the bank

    There is a spoken code behind doors in Western Nations. It is called “KEEP THEM POOR. Because if they are poor, then we make money out of them

  36. Wako 10

    You are also 100% Correct and keep preaching the Gospel.

    We are the people that Zambia is waiting for, to get it fixed. This means every one of us. As long as we don’t become creative then we cannot blame another person.

    ++++ Like everything else in life – the essence is to keep a balance. ++++

    Extreme hot temperature is not good for the body it can kill you. And extreme cold temperature is not also good for the body as it can also kill you. But if you regulate the temperature then the body functions well

    If you are too short, you will have disadvantages in life. And if you are too tall you will also have disadvantages here and there.

  37. Wako 10

    You are also 100% Correct and keep preaching the Gospel.

    We are the people that Zambia is waiting for, to get it fixed. This means every one of us. As long as we don’t become creative then we cannot blame another person.

    Like everything else in life – the essence is to keep a balance.

    Extreme hot temperature is not good for the body it can kill you. And extreme cold temperature is not also good for the body as it can also kill you. But if you regulate the temperature then the body functions well.

    If you are too short, you will have disadvantages in life. And you are too tall you will have disadvantages here and there.

  38. Chi fake Kaizer, people like you are what’s wrong with the country. That country you are currently living in did not get where it is now with your kind in leadership.

  39. @Madilu System
    You must be such a wankerr to depend your entire life on a simple human being to sort out your problems…wherever you are am sure you live such a boring and miserable life..a loner with zero hope just pinning your future on “Forward”….you will continue eating oxygen for breakfast…oxygen for Lunch and oxygen for dinner….it’s free anyway

  40. UPND cadres and thugs gone on rampage destroying PF properties…truly Bally is fixing it….Forward and welcome to the devils world…we told you that HH belongs to some sect….watch this space

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  41. @Wako #38, I’m glad you brought in China. Please tell me, is China a capitalist or communist country? if you can answer this question correctly then you have contradicted yourself on what Zambia should do especially if you think the UNIP era was predominantly socialist. China is a great example of how you can adopt capitalism as a tool and use it as such without compromising on your sovereignty. You could also argue that Russia has done the same. The difference between China and us is that China will use communism to control its assets but adopt the capitalism tool to penetrate other markets. That’s why the West and China are fighting over places like Zambia. Our Chinese debt does not conform to the capitalist rules.

  42. I vote for change (Biden)…now looks like the next years my taxes will be going to Afghanistan…….inflation is high…..I miss Trump…

  43. We Zambians need to start asking the right questions. Why do we always have issues with our mines when the copper prices are predicted to rise? Why are we not negotiating deals which give us part ownership of these big companies rather than concessions? I expect there highly qualified individuals on this forum who can explain why Zambia, a country so rich with resources could fail to come up with a plan to pay off a debt of 12 billion through trade and not forced to sign up to some deals only few individuals would understand? Clearly something doesn’t add up. The mines have been in private hands for over 20 years but still we have nothing but debts to show for it.

  44. Its a proven elections fraud Those were voters who voted for him in the strong holds The loss of some critical swing places could have been systematic not isolate with some He won most in provinces strong Lusaka Central Chawama Munali Chingola Livingstone chililabobwe and isoka clearly For Zambia elections to be clearly fair those incidences of fraud must e investigated before and the winner then declared to avoid and promote democracy It should not be by crook and fraud Then its yet to be proved what the elected and his majority will be democratic and not tyrannical and the economic retracement reduction of prices and rates will occur including mealie meal…

  45. You have left Malambo and Sinda misale, chingola name them. That was a bashing baPF. We pray you survive up to 2026 so that you could witness Luapula, Muchinga and Northern Provinces wake up. Meanwhile, enjoy your humble pies!

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  46. @ KZ is extremely hurt. Sorry brother, Zambians now wish Bally had come into power in 2016. Your benchmark for leadership is extrmely low. Let us now show you what great leadership is all about. Keep cursing UPND out of your own fears. That will turn out to be a blessing to Bally and his team. He is far better than PF even before he is sown in, dont you see it? Now we have leadership for us, not those pretenders who went to loot in the name of One Zambia One Nation.

  47. I offer my warm congratulations to President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia. The success of the recent election provides a basis for continued stability and development in Zambia and the Southern African region.
    I appreciate the work of the Government and electoral authority of the Republic of Zambia in holding a successful election amid the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    I thank outgoing President Edgar Lungu for his leadership during his term in office and his role as a partner for peace and development within the Southern African Development Community and the African Union.

  48. One Zambia One Nation. The citizens of Zambia have spoken. Stop dwelling on the past, move forward and concentrate on reviving the economy.

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