Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Edgar Lungu begins life outside State House

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Outgoing President Edgar Lungu has vacated State House and has since resettled in some undisclosed location believed to be in the upmarket suburb of Ibex in Lusaka.

Information has emerged that President Lungu shifted from State House on Tuesday afternoon just after handing over instruments of power to incoming President Hakainde Hichilema.

On Wednesday, Mr Lungu was pictured at his new residence in the company of visiting Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland.

Pictures have surfaced on social media showing a large and modern residential complex which many have said is Mr Lungu new residence.

It is unclear whether the property is rented or Mr Lungu is the owner.

In 2017, Mr Lungu had indicated that he does not want government to build him a retirement home after leaving office as he had a number of houses we would occupy upon vacating State House.

In a Tweet Wednesday evening, Mr Lungu admitted that he would miss State House.

“For the past 7 years, State House was a residence for me and my family but I never took it for granted that I would not take my last stroll in these grounds one day; and yesterday, I did. But I did it with a sense of honour that I did my part, just like the 5 presidents before me.”

“I carry with me great memories of the time I spent at State House; memories that we share with many who came as our guests. I’m thankful to the dedicated workers who made our stay memorable,” Mr Lungu wrote.

“My prayer is that the next residents will also create their wonderful memories.”

PF President Edgar Lungu takes his last stroll in State House grounds
PF President Edgar Lungu takes his last stroll in State House grounds

45 COMMENTS

  1. Life is just like that…. you were born and bred in Chimwemwe… never in the remotest imagination did you know you could occupy plot no one. You were many in your class at Mukuba but only one, you made it that home. Indeed the World is a Stage and we men are mere players. Enjoy your private life which you will realize is better than the one you have left.

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  2. The Youths are waiting Jobs….people are hungry stop diverting attention..focus on HH….easier said than done…where is the Cabinet…kikikikikikiki…from Day one it’s free education for Zambians hahahaha…duped…the youths will be employed from Day one….duped…muzadya Forward

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  3. The Youths are waiting Jobs….people are hungry stop diverting attention..focus on HH….easier said than done…where is the Cabinet…kikikikikikiki…from Day one it’s free education for Zambians hahahaha…duped…the youths will be employed from Day one….duped…muzadya Forward….Forward Forward Forwarded till they is no more Forward

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  4. Zambia will only have Cabinet ministers after the MP elects have all been sworn in because it is them that make up the cabinet.

    No private citizen can be appointed to the cabinet unless they’re first appointed as an MP.

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  5. Well come to another side of life and will adjust slowly and be meeting with likes of Mr. Longa etc. Thank you for your service to the nation though you some blunders here and there but to error is human. The main culprits are the people who surrounded you makamaka Home Affairs destroyed the Police Service giving rise to cadrerism.

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  6. I can’t agree more with you. Life outside Plot 1 is far much better with no pressure. If you want you can sleep the whole morning. It’s only that power is sweet and it corrupts absolutely if you are weak.

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  7. We don’t eat thank you word neither we shall not eat a mere forward theory . But in the mean time , we our hope and strength is to see to it that the forward theory brings jobs to the majority of people and free education for our children and not excuses but we those two sticking promises to be seen and working now. The KWACHA is appreciation due to the strong policies the PF government had put in place not doubt about that. Once disturbed the opposite will be seen.

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  8. Hope you reflect and understand where you slipped up. Power is with people not individuals. Am sure your humbles will now start appearing in your body language but we will not be fooled because we have seen your behavior when power is bestowed on you.

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  9. The long road to loneliness. The thorny, bumpy, rugged, dry, hot, miserable undulating road to the abyss. What goes up! Must always come down. You sir Mr former president was very selective of how you dished out that development people talk about. In it you excluded Southern, Northwestern and Western provinces because they were UPND strongholds. The 3 provinces are replicated in Lusaka and Copperbelt because these three provinces’ people are represented in two biggest provinces of the country through hard work and perseverance. Uhuru in Kenya has been very very clever. He took the development to Odinga’s strongholds and is now loved by the Luos and Kembas. Reverse psychology sir but none in your government could advise you.

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  10. @ Kabundi, I don’t know what kind of voodoo economics makes you think that it is PF policies that are making the Kwacha appreciate.
    This is basic staff and one need not go to school to understand what is happening. Investor confidence has gone up roof the roof and it’s certainly not because of the PF, ordinary people are happy and hopeful for Zambia because of the pronouncements that have been made by HH (cadres out of bus stations and markets) people are no longer being harassed by cadres anymore. Copper prices are up and will likely stay there for a while. HH is business friendly and needs to keep it up.

    The Kwacha’s appreciation shows that the market has noticed that Zambia is on a good path to economic prosperity and the strong Kwacha will give us a boost

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  11. Look at him all alone all humbled….when are these people going to learn that they are servants for the people not gods and their power is temporary. Do you think even BUFFOON CK or Zingiman or GBM can pick up a call from him. He is nothing to them!!

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  12. Still talking about someone who is no longer president. Why not concentrate on your tribal leader who promised us free education etc? Upnd has no plans on how to achieve their unrealistic promises. So they spend time obsessing about ecl who doesn’t even think about them. Move on. Stop acting like someone who cannot move on from a break up.

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  13. If it is proven you have not committed any criminal offences ,

    HEHH will invite you and other opposition leaders on stage soon , like Uhuru kenyatta did with odinga , for the sake of moving the country forward in unity…….

    That is the man HEHH is, a good confident man who knows governing with unity is needed. Unlike yourself sir………

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  14. Hamubone kazamaelo kateni, namunungu u shea lweenga inge nkala. Lisholi li, mutu mane inge akali lenga fifi fa katafunelo. Uyelele namalyanga tuwe.

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  15. Terrible body language as he walks, he is afraid and clings to himself tightly.
    They could have published another picture instead of this one.
    Anyways, happy retirement, be ready to hire Makebi Zulu, cases will follow within three months after immunity is lifted.

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  16. Wish you all the best my big man ECL. Some people will crack with envy of your academic brilliance and life and political achievement. Especially coming from humble back ground to raising to stardom. To many of us from similar back grounds, you are our role model just like KC.

  17. You have educated many political parties including the ruling UPND to learn to accept the outcome of the elections. You came from outside state house and normal to get out of state house when you are no longer President. Not what we witnesses in 2016, court cases. Enjoy your life Mr President.

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  18. Am told HH planned an overseas with a huge entourage after being sworn in…the trip was supposed to be on Wednesday but somehow it has been delayed but expect HH to travel overseas with a huge entourage in the next few days…..more tax payers will continue to be wasted….no change just a continuation

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  19. Thank you very much Boss, leave still as a president, we love you and may God bless you more especially with wisdom.
    A BIG THANK YOU ONCE MORE!

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  20. God bless you Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu as you begin your new life as a former President. Am sure very quickly you will adapt and acclimatize. Thank you for your service to this great nation of Zambia. God bless you and your family Sir.

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  21. 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

    Mr Lungu, all the best in your life as a private citizen. I don’t know what kind of deals RB negotiated for you with HH, but we really want some of that loot back… the citizens can use even just 50% of it (you can keep the other 50%). HH didn’t need to cut deals with Mr Lungu to hand over power peacefully because he had won overwhelmingly. I don’t care what former president Lungu does with his life, but he just needs to return some of the resources he plundered with his minions.

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  22. No more public funds should be spent on on this bludger. Let him go back to Chawama. We can’t afford to extra expenditure of tax payers money on this scavenger. The constitution need not be changed so that anyone without their own home should not qualify to run for presidency. We can’t afford to continue supporting the people that have looted the treasury to the bone.

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  23. What ever happened to Lungu’s eSwatini mansion? He should’ve gone there to retire and leave Zambia in peace.

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  24. Blessed Zambia – Accepting election results is standard procedure…have you not heard of RB? Stop this mediocrity

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  25. Reality has finally downed on Zambians…only one person’s life has really changed…HH and his wife and close friends but for all the Forwarders Forwarded Forwards….nothing will change……just look at poor souls Spaka and Tarino 24/7 on Lusaka Times and you can imagine how miserable and lonely lives they live….Spaka and Tarino please go drive Uber…at least it will be worth it

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  26. Only those who were enjoying in the PF will miss Edgar Lungu. For some of us it is the best riddance ever for the country. This man is very cruel. It had to take Patricia Scotland to fly all the way from the UK to come and convince Edgar to release HH from those stupid treason charges. I have no kind words for this man. He raped the constitution by refusing to step aside when his election victory was challenged in court in 2016 and also illegally allowed his Ministers to remain in office after dissolution of Parliament, not to mention his standing for a third term of office. What a wrong man we had for President!! The new government should find out where the money to pay for the illegal stay in office of Ministers came from. Who was that anonymous donor?

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  27. His honest at least….power is sweet it hurtsbut time heals…infrasture will always be credited to you sir and PF at large….you cant win all the time

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  28. Oooooh We don’t really know what we have in state house now.
    What a great leader you are.
    Zambia will remember you.
    We will remember you.
    It’s good you’re around to witness what this underfive guy occupying state house now will destroy. No problem still treat the toddler like a little kid.
    Receive him when he knocks.
    What a great leader, we have in you.
    What a humble leader.
    We wish Zambia well under hh.

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  29. I’m not impressed with the pics taken of him, it looks a bit mockery!! hey, he was our president for us just like any other!!!

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  30. Dear President Chagwa,
    You will remain my president. Things come and go. Your great attributes my president, you were slow to anger, cool and nobody will take that state of demeanor you. Your positives are much more than your weaknesses.
    I shall greatly miss you.

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  31. That *****ic fool looks comical, it’s like he is preparing to land on a widow’s benefits and misappropriate it! Or worse still to inspects 48 houses that miraculously fell from the heavens above. Let the stinking skank fu.ck off and rot in jail.

  32. Only those that try to erase whence they came when they make comfortable living for themselves will have challenges to contend with when returning to living the ‘ordinary’ life of realities! Chiluba truthfully did not mince words when he admitted “Power is sweet!” and his third term bid was not received kindly by the normally kind hearted Zambian people. Lungu in self denial to lessons he could have learnt from Chiluba’s attempt thought he was clever and manipulated his “passed” third term bid and the same resolute kind hearted Zambians “corrected” him and rewarding him a dented ego and bruising his would have been perhaps lauded legacy! Now many will easily remember and recall his worst than best! However as a “president” he can still avail himself to some good for Zambia and…

  33. Humble was let down by his inner circle n those despicable thugs called cadres….otherwise he would have had another term.

  34. Uzachiona iwe Chagwa, once we know where this hiding place is we are coming to gas you mambala iwe monga wenze ti gasingela na Kakoma wako!

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