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Law enforcement agencies have failed to prove allegations that President Lungu and his former Ministers were thieves

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Patriotic Front (PF) National Women Chairperson Kampamba Mulenga has said the people of Zambia miss former President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Ms Mulenga, the Kalulushi Member of Parliament, said Mr. Lungu brought massive development during his reign as sixth republican President.

Speaking when a team of PF Members of Parliament visited Mr. Lungu at his Lusaka home, Ms. Mulenga said it was a joke to allege that the former Head of State did nothing when in government.

She said Mr. Lungu should be appreciated for the good things he did as republican President.

Ms. Mulenga said the PF was concerned over the ‘persecution’ of Mr. Lungu by the New Dawn Government through law enforcement agencies.

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) this week made a controversial decision to seize a Lodge they thought was owned by President Lungu. The property turned out to belong to someone else according to official ownership records.

Ms Mulenga observed that law enforcement agencies have failed to prove allegations that Mr. Lungu and his former Ministers were thieves one year after they left the government.

Ms. Mulenga assured Mr Lungu and his family of support from the PF especially Members of Parliament.

“We were worried and as women that the rule of law being spoken about is not being implemented. You remember very well when President Hakainde took over he said he would defend the constitution and as a believer, I want to tell you Your Excellence (Edgar Lungu) the Bible say be still I know that I am God. This too will pass. For the last one year they have said we were thieves and he that alleges must prove. There is no need Your Excellence I know that you are torn because it’s been an hectic one year, there is no need to even call for the lifting of your immunity. You have done nothing wrong. One year is a very long time for people to bring proof or evidence before the courts of law or any even before the table and me I just believe that what is happening now we are going to go to the polls in 2026 and my appeal to this Government is that what you do to others shall be done to you too,” Ms Mulenga said.

In the recent past DEC has interrogated President Lungu´s wife, daughter, son in law and his own son but its only this week that they have directly gone for the former head of state who constitutionally enjoys immunity against a probe and prosecution.

“2026 is just around the corner and I think President HH must be the bigger person and begin to stop this nonsense that is happening. The people of Zambia will decide in 2026.The people of Zambia will decide in 2026 whether this is the government that they want or this is the government they do not want. President Lungu we are with you, we are your members of Parliament and as National Chairperson (women) we want to pledge our allegiance to you and your family. We know your daughter is in Parliament and we know what has been going on with your family. And we just want to usher our support to the (former) first family, to madam Lungu (former first lady) and the rest of your family members that we shall stand with you,” she said.

Ms. Mulenga said Mr. Lungu served Zambia diligently as Head of State.

“We know how you worked for the Zambian people. I was your cabinet minister I can attest to that and indeed the people of Zambia miss you. I miss you personally, I miss the very good things that my people benefitted and for all of us to come and say President Lungu did nothing is a joke. We saw massive development. Maybe it is a call to the Zambian people that let us be reminded that what we do unto others will be done un to us and in every matter it is important to remember the good,” Ms. Mulenga said.

She also called on President Hakainde Hichilema to consider dialoguing with Mr. Lungu in the best interest of the nation.

Ms. Mulenga said there is something good President Hichilema could learn from Mr. Lungu.

“President HH is a president of this republic let him converse with his predecessor and iron out problems. The country is at a standstill because everyday it is the issue of DEC and Anti Corruption Commission. The country need to move. We need to arrest the collapsing economy by bringing everybody on board. There is something President HH can also learn from President Lungu.Not everything PF did was bad, so Your Excellence again my verse is ‘Be still I know that I God and in everything God is sovereign. He is the author of our life, our future. He ordained you to be the president of this republic and there is no need at any particular time should you begin to regret. You did a good job. You served this country diligently above everything else. You put in your best. I saw I was your cabinet minister. I was part of what you did so for me and I think everybody else that is why they are here, we have come to offer our solidarity to all the good things the people of Zambia had inherited from your good leadership. The people of Zambia miss you. They miss you, I cannot even begin to explain. Everybody asks about you because of the ongoings in this country. So be still and know that he is God and this too shall pass,” Ms. Mulenga conclusion.

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    • Don’t worry Madam Mulenga. The mobilisation in Eastern & Northern Provinces to reject HH in 2026 is so far going very well. The mobilisation is very silent but very steady fast. 70% of people who live in the copperbelt are from either Northern Provinces or Eastern Province. HH the uncle tom, of the Muzungu will be taught a lesson. Without the Northern and Eastern, he would not be in State House today. He is a bandit and narcissistic. Lets see what 2026 has for us. The Eastern & Northern cousinship will always be a strong base in Zambia.

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  1. Yes they have flopped because government have failed to fix the two Es: Education and Economy. Lungu’s government was full of thieves but do you think Zambia’s poorly educated professionals can do anything about it?
    Detectives, lawyers like those in the DEC, ACC and Zambia Police cant execute a succesful investigation and prosecution. That’s why they raided the wrong lodge. When did we see them successfully arrest a criminal to conviction? In very very few and far between cases.
    Since 1991 education and professional standards have dropped to the lowest levels and governments have done nothing to reverse the trend. If HH wants to rely on institutions of poor quality to fight corruption he is complicit in the further decay of our nation or is this his way of protecting his own…

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  2. Yes they have flopped because governments since 1991 have failed to fix the two Es: Education and Economy. Lungu’s government was full of thieves but do you think Zambia’s poorly educated professionals can do anything about it?
    Detectives, lawyers like those in the DEC, ACC and Zambia Police cant execute a succesful investigation and prosecution. That’s why they raided the wrong lodge. When did we see them successfully arrest a criminal to conviction? In very very few and far between cases.
    Since 1991 education and professional standards have dropped to the lowest levels and governments have done nothing to reverse the trend. If HH wants to rely on institutions of poor quality to fight corruption he is complicit in the further decay of our nation or is this his way of protecting…

  3. This is the most accurate and truthful article ever posted by lusakatimes.

    It is true that hh has failed to seek his revenge on our innocent and wise president. Hh does not want ecl to ever return to politics because he knows ecl is a big threat.

    We are holding a PF fundraising event here in London. Please reply or comment for further details. The entry fees are as follows:

    Married couples: £35
    Single men: £40
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    Single non British women: £10

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  4. Education suffered under Lungu’s PF. So many unqualified people were kept in jobs and others given positions that they did not qualify for. The result now is a security system and judiciary full of danderheads. HH can change the heads but the footmen who have to did up evidence are the dullest knives in the drawer. The fight against graft and corruption will not succeed when a state witness, an arresting officer himself goes to court to exonerate his arrestee. This was unprecedented in the legal history of Zambia. At this time, all we can do is to move on. Let them enjoy the fruits of their crimes and UPND should now concentrate on showing Zambians how a country should be run.

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  5. “Lungu should be appreciated for the good things he did as republican President”
    What good things did the “Notorious Patriotic Front” do.
    • Introduce state sponsored terrorism of citizens
    • Cadre induced violence in markets and bus stops
    • Trumped up charges against opponents
    • Biggest corruption in Africa
    • State sponsored killings
    • Bankruptcy of the Country
    • Skimming off of money meant for capital projects

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  6. ….Zambian people let us be remided that what we do unto others will be done unto us….I think that what shall be done unto HH has already been done to him.Constantly remind yourselves of that
    In his budget speech,Dr Musokotwane alluded to the fact that PF deliberately failed to supply essential fertilizers and seed to certain regions of our country.Some PF members had so much hatred that they were willing to starve their fellow Zambians.It should be called ‘Attempted Genocide”Repent and apologise for your evil
    Dont be still.It shall not pass.

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  7. Law enforcement agencies have failed to prove allegations that President Lungu and his former Ministers were thieves. I can dothat in one week. With my eyes closed.

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  8. Zwaa (9.1) What is your true story? I have just been availed an audio in which a certain MP statea that PF was right not supply the essential farming inpute because southern,wehstern provices have become deserts,that their soils have become inefficiently unproductive. The entire regions had suddenly become deserts and ubproductive? Omly a season before, the same regions had recorded bumper harvests.It is a clear dase of savege intent.It is the same with MrKampyomgo who tried to ensure that the same regions had fewer registered voters.
    HH,this must never happen to any Zambian again

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  9. To win election, UPND marketed PF as a corrupt party. Ubufi fititi, They lectured us PF is a Trible party, bufi, UPND is promoting the vice.

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    • PF lost the elections because it became an authoritative and repressive regime led by street kids who invaded markets,bus stations and other places of business.They infiltrated the police and beat up public officials.They even tried to infiltrate the military.There is a shoking picture in which a PF Commander,a known thug and drug dealer was shown providing ADC duties to the army commander and the American ambassador.PF had no respect for international law and etiquet.Thy bared and poured scorn foreign dignitaries
      The infrustructure development so much bundied about was either substandard or overpriced.Then the street kids led us into bankruptcyand set us back ten years.It is only in Zambia from the SADC region were you can have a police officer with $2m in her account and plead Not…

  10. This is what In have been fearing over this farce called anti-corruption and confiscation of stollen properties or properties feared to have been bought from bribery or stollen money.
    Zambians can be stupid. But they cannot be fooled all the time. We all know that we are being ruled by leaders without any moral consciousness and without any passion for the poor. To blind Zambians there have been a lot of publicity over confiscated properties from these thieves like Mrs. Esther Lungu, Bowman Lusambo and the likes. One would expect such properties to be auctioned to the public to buy. This is a normal process. None of these have ever happened. The same thieves will come back and reclaim the same properties or share with the present thieving leadership. To PF and to HH . Shame on you!

  11. Awe mukwai ba Garlic ba PF they were a corrupt party. Amacases yaba Dr Chilufya were a tip of the iceberg. The first lady’s insistence to travel to the US to collect fire engines reeked of pure greed. Her daughter fencing off national land without a deed was corrupt behaviour. I’m mentioning just a few. PF ministers and civil servants prospering in Business was questionable. Ba UPND ngabaiba nabo bene tukabapepeka. Thieves, whether PF or UPND should nt think we forget easily

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