Shiwang’andu Member of Parliament Stephen Kampyongo has called on the New Dawn Administration to give former president Edgar Lungu the respect he deserves.
Hon Kampyongo said despite Lungu being a statesman, government should not expect him to be quite even when they are dragging his wife out of the bedroom.
He said that the former Head of State still can give an opinion on matters of national importance.
Commenting on the ZESCO issue, Kampyongo said the country no longer experienced load shedding but the current administration fails to recognize president Lungu for his efforts.
The lawmaker said this when he and other PF MPs addressed the media at Parliament today.
“We are happy that we saw the President at Kafue Gorge officiating at that very momentous occasion for ZESCO. And it doesn’t cost much Mr President because your predecessor was there to launch that project you were commissioning,” he said.
“So why should it be a problem just to recognize that simple effort of your predecessor? Because the dividends that are coming from there were planted by someone. So you can’t just appreciate the harvest without acknowledging those that planted. And this brings me to the point that we heard from the Managing Director for ZESCO……. that Zambia has got a surplus.”
He reminded members of the public that not too long ago Zambia had a deficit in terms of power.
“We had to import power at a higher cost. So if now we have a surplus, how are the Zambian people now benefiting from the surplus? What are the tariffs that Zambians are paying for this power they are supposing to be benefiting from? So we want the current government to appreciate the effort of our former president because it calls for effort,” he said.
“Today there is no load shedding. No one is speaking about it. They are talking about surplus, how did that come about? And some of this debt being talked about its what government contracted to ensure that we dealt with the energy sector.”
And Kampyongo stressed the need for the former Head of State to be left alone as he has taken leave.
“So today you can call for the removal of the immunity, people are aware of his services. He has taken leave he has gone but they want to drag him. Let’s give him the respect that he deserves,” he said.
“But that does not mean he will remain quite. Even when you enter his bedroom and drag his wife out he should remain quiet and say no if I come out they will say we will remove your immunity. Those are constitutional matters. Let us not gag him because even when he says he is a statesman; he will have opinions to give.”
Upnd members lack respect and are all f00Is. Wait for 2026 we will sort these thugs out. You cannot disrespect a former head of state like this. You are cursing your ugly selves you dogs
Us majority Zambians have no respect for Lungu and his entire PF cos they were all thieves, including you Kaizar zulu. Your days are numbered, you all need to rot in jail!
After allowing hisfamily to illegally amass riches they didnt deserve, and after allowing corruption in a cabinet he formed and after allowing himself to be corrupted whether by Swatis or others the respect he deserves ishandicuffs. Presidents shouldnt think they are immune to prosecution for their crimes
Do you have evidence? If you don’t then shut that chi ugly anus of yours before I scatter your face with some dirty slaps
Yes I have evidence and so do plenty of us including Panji Kaunda and we will present it at the due time. We cant give it to an anus spilling s***t on LT at every opportunity it finds. It has no authority
“…..So why should it be a problem just to recognize that simple effort of your predecessor?…….”
Did lungi show any compasdion or respect for the opposition when he was
Lungus hatred and barbarism against the opposition was so extreme that HH was not allowed to visit some provinces………
HH was even banned from the funeral of our great president KK………
And you want to act like ka lungu was a
The manis evil……….
HE IS GIVEN ALL THE RESPECT HE DESERVES
THE FACT HE IS BEING INVESTIGATED CANNOT BE LINKED
THE IMPOSTER HAS NO STANDING HERE
JUST PAID TO ANNOY
Why did lungu ban HH from attending the funeral of the late president Kenneth Kaunda ????
That lungu was so power drunk and insecure that he went as far as banning the president of the biggest opposition party from attending the funeral of our founding father KK…..
Some one needs to ask lungu about his actions……..
Look at how the tables have changed these are the chaps who were laughing when HH7 was imprisoned for a traffic offence in maximum prison…they were high fiving themselves now he is talking about respect to Lazy Lungu …really laughable
Lazy Lungu should respect himself …last time it had to take his secruity guard to physically stop him from talking
It’s not disrespect to apprehend someone for a crime he is suspected of having done
You and ECL/PF Mafia do not deserve respect. You tyrants brutalised Zambians. We lived in fear from your ruthless corrupt government.
Mwatubelesha sana Sana. Especially you need to locked up for abuse of office.
Your crooked government ran the country like animal farm belonging to PF. You have no idea how much Zambians faster and prayed for PF downfall. And praying for God judgement on you, ECL, wife and entire corrupt cruel crooks in PF
Edgar China Lungu doesn’t deserve any respect, after bringing the country at the brink of bankruptcy. And Kafue Lower Gorge: yes it was started by Edgar China Lungu – by selling the country out to China. We are now having to pay off the 100% loan so why do we have to say thank you? Plus Edgar China Lungu never paid any respect to HH: FIFTEEN TIMES in jail. Also, Edgar China Lungu in his first week in office, signed off the “presidential retirement fund” for JUST HIM with priority over all other state affairs. GREEDY BUGGER!
BTW, I find it kinda surprising that PF still has all the old faces, Kampyongo, Lubinda, Lungu. It’s like nobody has told them that they suffered a crushing defeat on August 12 last year. But it’s fine with me – if they stick with the old guard then they will lose AGAIN at next elections!
This boy was an illegal foreigner currency dealer in Katondo Street back in the day …only Lazy Lungu could make such a toe rag a Home Affairs Minister.
*… illegal foreign..
PF is/was a failed project, no morals at all and they failing to see how they brutalized people. You even bought those security trucks for the police just to suppress riots which you knew was likel because of your dictatorship tendacies. Now the tables have turns, kampyongo as ex-home affairs minister will be the first one to give us answers in the gassing inquest.
If you want to be respected, respect others.
How did you morons treaty the masses.
You made this beautiful country ungovernable…. No go areas….cadres and if that wasnts enough privatised the treasurer.
Kanpyongo…shut the f#@k up. Enjoy the piece.
Learn from the best how o run a country…
Kanpyongo…..shut the f#@k up you morally corrupt a holes….you want respect after the crap you put people of the beautiful country…
Enjoy the piece and just shut up..
What we hated was the apparent uncontrollable corruption which was toolerated and made life uncertìan. teachers nurses could be employed, council workers couldnt get their salaries cregularly, retîrees crîed and but could not receive their dues because of corruption . to the šame vultures are w?ndering as where t?e new dawnadmiinistra is getting money for free education , increased cfd, new teachers ñûrše and equilzation fund. in kampyongo should first advise ecl to make a genuine reflection and tame his tongue. zambiañs have not forgoten about caderism and corruption
What we hated was the apparent uncontrollable corruption which was tolerated and made life uncertain. teachers nurses couldnt be employed, council workers couldn’t get their salaries regularly, retirees crîed and but could not receive their dues because of corruption . to the same vultures are wondering as where t?e new dawn administration is getting money for free education , increased cfd, new teachers nurses and equalization fund. in kampyongo should first advise ecl to make a genuine reflection and tame his tongue. zambiañs have not forgotten about cadres and corruption
I agree that the former President needs to be accorded respect, the only issue that has made the request irrelevant and not truthful are the two words “he deserves” , if you remove these two words, your request honorable becomes tenable
Somebody should tell this chap that we have now stopped importing things like tear gas which was his biggest budget line as Minister of Home Affairs and we are now instead importing agricultural machinery
I am surprised this boy has not been called in regarding the gassing debacle where 50 lives were lost…he submitted a report to the President..what is in that report? What of the Vespers Report? Why is HH7 not making all these reports public?
@Tarino Orange aren’t you ashamed to call Lungu lazy when everyday your lying President keeps commissioning huge projects ba Lungu did? Do you know the meaning of laziness? Show me the man you call lazy and l will show you a liar. One year is gone without even a toilet
The only one who has clean wealth in Zambia is Hakainde. Everyone has stolen including the “praise singers” laughable isn’t it?
Muzo…so you want HH to borrow another 27 billion for infrastructure to satisfy your infrastructure appetite , forget it bro, we have a man of integrity in office now.
Hakainde is the only clean politician in Zambia. He was investigated endlessly, thrown in jail, and no one could charge him with anything. Kampyongo, and Kaizer Zulu are murderers and thieves. Lungu is going to jail. The evidence is there. The bugger sold our country to the Chinese, just as Chiluba sold it to the Lebanese. Chimbokaila is waiting for him
Kampyongo….just tell us about the whereabouts of your chola boy Kakoma Kakanja, he really has gone underground.
The worst President Zambia has ever had is ECL, he allowed people to steal right under his nose and lied through his teeth
HH is competing very well for that accolade
@Kaizar Zulu,please become a respectable human and Stop writing comments like a mad monkey.
Di Lungu respect Zambians by leaving a legacy of good governance and a healthy economy? NOPE, so he’s forfeited his respectability on his own.
Ba ficala kampyongo listen to this.
Lungu was never ever a statesman.
Lungu is and has been the most corrupt president of Zambia.
You and your cronies are his bum licker’s.
His wife did not get a salary from the state, so she can explain how she has 15 properties of not corruptly gained.
PF is dead and so will you
Former President Lungu does not need any respect, he is the worst kind of leader Zambia has ever had. I pray we won’t have such personalities in future as Zambian President. This is the last time. We need to start pushing for his immunity to be removed so he can face the law. Remember Zambians suffered during his rule, no respect for him period.
IT IS KAIZAR ZULU’S INSULTS, ARROGANCE AND CONFRONTATIONAL APPROACH TO ISSUES THAT CONTRIBUTED MASSIVELY TO THE FALL OF PF FROM POWER. PRESIDENT LUNGU IS A HUMBLE MAN BUT HE HAD A VERY BOASTFUL MAN AS HIS ADVISOR FOR POLITICS. HIS CONTINUED ARROGANCE IN TERMS OF THE COMMENTS HE MAKES HERE IS SINKING THE PF FURTHER DOWN.
Kampyongo spearheaded the gassing & killing of innocent Zambians so the PF thieves could continue ruling. He is an accomplice to murder and he should be charged?
Yes, President Edgar Lungu deserves 1 Ngwee of respect. He earned that much.
Kampyongo’s favourite words during the pf’s regime were ..’ I am warning you, those found wanting will have to face the full wrath of the law’’ , do you remember Stephen or you’ve forgotten
Respect is earned if we get back to basics.
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