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The break in at Former President Edgar Lungu’s residence raise concern as PF blames UPND

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The opposition Patriotic Front has blamed the break-in at former president Edgar Lungu’s residence on the New Dawn Administration.

Addressing the media today, PF National Chairperson for Information and Publicity Raphael Nakacinda said the breaking in is unique as it is the first time in the history of the country the house of the former Head of State has been broken into.

Hon Nakacinda believes that the move was well-orchestrated “possibly” under the supervision of a professional entity.

“What has happened today is unique. It’s unique in a sense that this is the first time in the history of this country and it’s unheard of globally to have a house of a former Head of State broken into suggesting that thieves broken into,” he said.

“We have every reason to believe that this is a well-orchestrated professional way, possibly under the supervision of professional entity and it’s an indictment on or against those that are in authority, in charge of security.”

The MCC narrated to the media what exactly transpired regarding the incident in question.

“Yesterday, last night we received a report that conveniently ZESCO switched off power around 01:00. Neighbors here can attest to that in fact. What followed was the cutting to the power supply to the facility and the security wire that has been put in place,” he said.

“Now before we can give details to what has transpired from last night, I think it’s important to remind the Zambian people that the former Head of State is entitled by law to a certain outfit of security. But to have police officers withdrawn and only leaving two officers to look after him in a facility of this nature is reckless.”

Hon Nakacinda said President Hakainde Hichilema must be ashamed that under his watch, his predecessor is having people break into his house.

“They withdrew officers, the next thing they followed the Zambian aware of is that his ADC Aid Camp, responsible for his security was not only arrested on trumped up charges but also disarmed. Meaning that basically, putting the life of the former Head of State at risk,” he said.

“What has happened today can only be an indictment against President Hakainde Hichilema himself, Hon Jack Mwiimbu himself, the IG of the police because this is not only an embarrassment but reckless and should not have happened. How is that ZESCO conveniently at a time power went thieves came? Who coordinated that arrangement? Further, how is it that they knew the vulnerable area to access the house?”

He wondered why president Lungu, being a former Head of State is vulnerable.

Hon Nakacinda also wondered what kind of government UPND is as he accused it of putting that life of president Lungu and his family at risk. He said President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has been magnanimous enough to give President Hakainde Hichilema space to govern.

“Mr Hakainde Hichilema here, you must take personal responsibility. Your brother’s life is at stake and you are the number one citizen. He is the one that handed over power to you. Take responsibility,” he said.

According to Zambia Police, Ibex Hill Police Station recorded a case of breaking into a building and Committing a felony therein which occurred at the Former Republican President’s residence His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

Brief facts of the matter are that a report was received from Male Mayondi aged 42 of kabwata site and service attached under protective unit to the former president’s residence and on behalf of the family that unknown people broke into the house and stole two Sumsung smart television sets valued at K66,000.Entry and exit was gained through cutting electrical wire fence behind and climbed the wall fence,broke the main door and stole the items.

This occured on 09th August, 2022 between 01:00 and 06:00 hours which was the time of discovery by domestic workers of second street in ibex hill Lusaka .

Police visited the scene of crime and it was noted that criminals gained by cutting the electrical wire fence on the eastern side and its believed to be the same used as an exit .At the crime scene only one stand has been found in the next yard.

Police have instituted investigations into the matter.

45 COMMENTS

  1. we have known for a long time now that the upnd are out to get the father of the nation. Hh is a very hateful guy who is still hurt because our father still has a lot of support. If he stood in elections, hh knows that he would be beaten by our father. They have refused to provide him adequate security and yet its his entitlement under the law. Should the father of the nation be killed or die, you now know who will be behind it.

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    • Jonathan Mutawire, aka Meno-Meno aka Edgar Lungu aka Chagwa-Agwa-Chakolwa is the father of no nation. He is a criminal and a brutal killer. He is a tribalist who looted the country and left indebted to and overrun by Chinese and Lebanese. I hope whoever broke into this thing’s house has taken everything, and if he found any evidence of crime, he has turned it over to the police. As for Nakacinda, the kaponya should be hauled before the police and made to substantiate his slanderous allegation that UPND is responsible for this break in; failure to do that, the bugger should prosecuted and imprisoned

    • Ba kaizer zulu,if he was a father of the nation,was he going to be gassing us like he did.Forget it if you still cheat yourself that this man can win any election on the zambian land.Just by someone mentioning PF,it buffles me and i feel bad i tell you.Ati if he stood in elections,so who stood in 2021 and was embarassly won ayi?let him try and this time around he will get 2 votes from you and his.

      Just accept muli ku wire chalipwa.

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  2. This announces the Mafia’s arrival into Zedian politics. The Brenthurst Foundation is establishing itself to bully politics so it can entrench state capture

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    • How delusional. Lungu has been inviting cadres to his home for solidarity, they liked his TVs and helped themselves to two of them.

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  3. Am non Partisan but please let us be civil and work together….bitterness…hate should be shown the door….HH shouldn’t be controlled by bazungu otherwise he will set the whole country on fire….bazungu wants to divide us….and when we are divided they will come and loot all our natural resources….THE WEST IS CRUMBLING……now they want to incite Taiwan and China….

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  4. What happened to his ADC who seems to be good at shielding murder suspects.
    He was a police commissioner who could have organized the security at his home.
    Look at HH, during his time in opposition the only time criminals broke into his home was when ECL sent cadres dressed as policemen to raid him.

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  5. I JUST PRAY THAT ITS NOT THE CRIMINAL MONSTERS PF CREATED AT BUS STATION AND MARKETS. WHO HAVE COME TO ROAST.
    AS FOR NACHINDA DON’T GET TO EXCITED LET INVESTIGATION WINGS DO THERE WORK, INCLUDING SUMMONING ALL PF MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN FREQUENTING LUNGU’S HOME AND THE WORKERS.

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  6. The problem is that the thinking of PF does not go beyond UPND, the fact that PF in government was the mother of all evil in the country, their thinking is that all political parties will behave like them in government. PF just rebrand so that they can be atleast some innovation in your party, do you want to go with the same argumentative but very weak leaders

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  7. This just shows how irresponsible ecl has been with our country when he was the president. Not long ago he was launching Edgar lungu foundation where he said people should look after the orphans when him doesn’t even live with any extended family member. You are on your on. Infact nakachinda and the Chief boot licker ball man you should start giving each other turns in guarding your boss house whenever he goes hitting the bottle

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  8. Fired from MMD, Bruised on August 12 in his new party the PF , he is bound to blame the bruiser, that is what a bruisee always do

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  9. Dear Mr President.

    This was authorised you. You failed to become the president on 5 attempts by counting on 3 provinces. It was only until when Northern, Munchinga and Eastern turned the tables for you that’s when you won the keys to state house. Therefore, remember where your votes came from. The movement has already started on the ground in these north/East provinces not to give you votes in2024. Mwanawasa had no chance, he had to retrieve Banda from retirement to help him win Eastern Province which gave him the presidency. ( Next Page )

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    • Another lost soul, who said there are elections in Zambia in 2024. These PF chaps are just at another level in terms of confusion. I am not even UPND but we are giving UPND another vote in 2026

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  10. Mr President . You don’t know that the mood in these North/East provinces has already started changing against you. RB & KK were both mislead that all was good until the shell shock loses. Today you think all is well, but the northern and eastern bases have realised that you are corrupt, vindictive, full of empty campaign promises. Here is our promise to you. We will work hard to ensure that North/East Provinces teach you a lesson. To the Diplomats and High Commissioners in Zambia, start realising that HH is a brutal dictator

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  11. Lusaka Times also is just a bunch of PF cadres: Sure there was a break in and the way it is reported is like a purely fake break in. Look at the heading? It clearly displays that the break was already “headlined” and reported but this is the first time we are hearing of the “fake” break in and it is sounding as if a police report was drawn, as if a first news report was made. But this is the first time of hearing of the break-in and the headlines sounds as if there is already a police docket for the break in. Who broke in?(Edgar has non Zesco security cameras, so, who broke in? When? How? show us evidence and not this chipantepante PF reporting of faked incidents. Does the police know of this break in? or its all just PF cadres who gathered at ECL’s house and faked a break-in.

  12. This is serious and very embarrassing. How can thieves break into a former head of stars house. Are we serious? Hakainde needs to be on top of things. Put politics in the right place not careless like this

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    • Security is a personal thing, whether President, former President, common man – every body needs to be responsible for their security, government can do so much but the last mile is yours as an individual, no debate here, Thieves break has seen intruders even into palaces and white house has seen intruders on a number of occasions, deep in the white house , and somebody in his mind, says it has never happened anywhere in the world, these things happen everywhere every day. That is not to say it is acceptable

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  13. I know as to who broke. They are the same people who broke into the house for President Ramaphosa of South Africa. Millions of dollars were found hidden under his bed. There is something to steal from these guys. Lungu must have also have millions of stollen money under his bed.

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  14. This is a state job meant to cower the former head of state into silence. We saw the same level of persecution and vindictiveness from Mwanwasa to Chiluba. The United Kingdom has 4 former Prime Ministers; they are still accorded state protection and respect. None of these will be humiliated or threatened by a the current government. This is civilisation. To those in government, please don’t be drunk with power.

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  15. Nakachinda is a buffoon and a liar, always indulging in foolish and meaningless conspiracy theories, many leaders in the world have been robbed, recently in Malawi a former President’s home was burgled and some items stolen. In the UK the Birmingham Palace has been breached several times at one point the stranger after scaling the heavily fortified walls of the Palace went up to the queens Master Bedroom, so Nakachinda don’t display your ignorance here without your ‘ it has never happened anywhere in the world’s nonsense.

  16. Let’s stop playing cat and mouse games. Regardless of your party affiliation this is not good for Zambia. Lumumba was killed by whites but with full support from Congolese politicians. Please if people want to get rid of Lungu let them just arrest him openly and do whatever they want to do with him. But remember we’re all perishables not a single year will be added to us no matter how many people we kill.

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    • Dead or alive Lungu is a waste of space, worthless. I won’t be surprised if PF is behind this.

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  17. My question here now is where is the wife the Chawama lady Ester? They said he travelled to RSA does he live alone no mention of the wife anywhere…wouldnt be surprised if she left his a£$$. Lets hope the culprits are caught

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  18. Former head of state is not a God, Thieves will strike any where were they see an opportunity and every body must enhance their security, there must be individual effort and not waiting for the President or government to do everything for any one

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  19. Intruders have even entered the white house in the past, the most guarded place in the world, what more a former President. No big issue here, let Police just investigate, even before investigations already making empty conclusions as usual

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  20. I am an investigator for many years, it is mostly inside jobs. Just squeeze current workers at the place or former workers. The government is very busy to even start thinking of stealing from a spent force like Lungu. Be serious. He is a former President and there is nothing special, When the famous robber Alcapone was asked in a court many years ago why he stole from banks, his response was that, that is where the money was found. So thieves just look for opportunities, the way you are concluding fast that it is political is the way I am concluding fast that there is absolutely nothing political here

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  21. For me the issue is where did he get the TVs which were stolen from him? One former President in the past was convicted of getting a state house TV and giving it to some lady. In life don’t just look at one side of the coin, you must be inquisitive. Anyway, lets catch the thieves first, they will be caught and everything will be revealed, avoid quick and cheap conclusions. don’t worry our dear former President, Police are now professional, they will do their job diligently

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  22. I find it hard to pity Lungu, he lived by a mafia code, you cannot enjoy life once you go down that path.

  23. A piece of advice to the embattled Nakachinda:
    We all know that Zambia was destinied for destruction under the leadership of Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his PF, of course, that includes you Nakachinda.
    We also are aware that given an opportunity to your Edgar Chagwa Lungu, he would come back running back to State House.
    What is my point here:
    Nakachinda I want you to know that anything is possible in politics and with politicians, especially hungry ones like you ba PF. With your conduct whilst in power, you are capable of doing the worst in order to demean the leadership of our current Republican President, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema. I for one, I am not dull to fail to comprehend that what happened may have been ochastrated by yourselves in order to demean the well meaning leadership of the…

  24. Ba kaizer zulu,if he was a father of the nation,was he going to be gassing us like he did.Forget it if you still cheat yourself that this man can win any election on the zambian land.Just by someone mentioning PF,it buffles me and i feel bad i tell you.Ati if he stood in elections,so who stood in 2021 and was embarassly won ayi?let him try and this time around he will get 2 votes from you and his.

    Just accept muli ku wire chalipwa.

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  25. only those close to ecl might have swarted the details and vulnerability of the residence. pf should not even blam other people instead should blame themselves bcoz stealing is the special training they gave to their followers

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