Friday, June 14, 2024

Tasila cries as she accuses the state for persecution

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“Our appeal to you all is to allow us to defend ourselves in court. The dramatization of our circumstances by the state in the daily tabloids has only worked to demonize our father who worked diligently to serve this country and willingly handed over power to the incumbent. We have had to spend considerable amount of time with our father and mother who, in all these difficult times, have opted to remain silent.”  Hon Tasila Lungu.

Former President Edgar Lungu  daughter Tasila Lungu  breaks down as she accused the state of unjustified persecution while addressing the press.

Tasila Lungu, Chawama Member of Parliament, made a joint statement on behalf of her siblings today  in which she stated that her family is being persecuted by the state through the media based on unfounded statements.

Her siblings, Agness, Chiyeso, Willie, and Geoffrey Banda, were present at the briefing to make a written statement but requested the media not to ask any further questions.

Ms Lungu disclosed that the law enforcement officers have constantly been ordering her family to appear before them to answer to charges.

She said the family has endeavored to lead a quiet life after their father left office in August 2021 but the law enforcement officers are not giving them peace.

“.We must hasten to say that we are not objectionable to the Law Enforcement Agencies making inquiries into any matter and we have constantly and consistently complied with the Law Enforcement Agencies. Despite our compliance, it seems to us that it has become fashionable to demonise the Lungu family based on unfounded allegations,” she said.

Ms Lungu claim that the state has not made it any easier for the family, as it seem to play to the gallery in their matters.

She further noted that the family has been learning of lawsuits in the media.

“Ordinarily, we would expect to be the first to know as relates to matters involving any member of our family. However, we have learnt of the recent lawsuits through news items published in tabloids and various social media platforms. We proceeded to engage our lawyers to obtain the necessary documents from the state, which attempt was met with difficulties,” she said.

Ms Lungu said the family has obtained the necessary documents and will proceed to respond appropriately in court.

She expressed concern over the dramatisation of circumstances by the state in the daily tabloids has only worked to demonise their father who worked diligently to serve the country and willingly handed over power to the incumbent.

“Our father’s resolve is that we allow the law to take its course, and we agree with that position. Whereas some may call our father different names, he remains a caring father to us and a loving husband to our mother. We wish to thank all that have reached out and empathized with us. Your encouragement has kept us going,” she said.

55 COMMENTS

  1. I hope those retirees who were camping at ministry of defence have been paid.
    Sympathy was and is due to such and not these,they can still afford 3 meals a day.

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    • She’s wasting her energy and time crying. She must just go to court and explain how she became wealthy overnight. If your father is a lawyer he should prepare you for such repercussions when a hostile government takes over.
      I for one would like to know how and why she fenced off a state forest. Someone should also come out and explain under what law the first lady’s office operates and whose budget it uses. Who approves it? Perhaps HH should seize this moment to explain how legal or illegal this office is? Since he is the incumbent president?

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    • Tasila Lungu & co why do you think KK and his children didn’t become billionaires after saving the nation for 27 years? Its because Zambia is not a family business where you share resources and opportunities among yourselves at the expense of the suffering mass. You are pushing your LUCK too far. If this was not abuse of power, then what is abuse of power?
      And be reminded the Edgar Lungu lost power, it was not his choice to hand over power!
      Watch “Edgar Chagwa Lungu Corruption Evidence Is Just Too Overwhelming” on YouTube
      Watch “President Lungu has no ability, intention to fight corruption-Kambwili” on YouTube
      Watch “GBM’s Recorded Conversation with Zambian Voice Chilufya Tayali” on YouTube

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  2. Waiting for Kaizar Silu Broken Hill Man a.k.a Mfumu ya mpuno to second the motion. He’s the ape that stakes it all. He will be ranting without evidence and haul insults on the head of state and portray others as ugly humans. Typical of the demented animal he is. The ugliest primate on the planet. Let sleeping dogs lie.

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  3. Out of 5 Presidents only your family being followed why not others? Look behind madam before shedding crocodile tears , today tasila you can not explain where you got that wealth.your father said that you can eat but don’t eat the seed and the same speech was backed up by

  4. Out of 5 Presidents only your family being followed why not others? Look behind madam before shedding crocodile tears , today tasila you can not explain where you got that wealth.your father said that you can eat but don’t eat the seed and the same speech was backed up by bowpen lusamba that we steal for the future

  5. Government institutions charged with the responsibity to execute their duties professionally are slowly falling into mode of irrelevance because of perceived political interference. lt’s high time current leaders in government declared their assets because some are reluctant to do so and they should prove how they acquired large sums of money and property they possess.

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  6. This is a very bad precedence we have set as a Country. Mwanawasa started all this and now HH is doing it even worse. To now Chiluba was not convicted of any crime. The property that the start confiscated from Chiluba is yet to be returned to his family. How do you confiscate for former head of states shoes? Our police are not operating professionally because the are being set on victims like dogs. They just being sent to arrest and investigate later. Lets us not mention torture and abuse of human rights.

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    • Chiluba was a thief convicted in a London court. It’s only here he was freed because of rupiah otherwise even in zambia he would have spent his final years in prison.

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  7. Let this silly girl cry. Zambians suffered under her useless father whilst she benefitted from ill gotten wealth. This should be a warning to all those upnd members who are stealing. Hard core supporters like my uncle who sacrificed his life and wealth for upnd, have been sidelined and not given jobs, while outsiders have been rewarded. Let this be warning to hh.

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    • 1. TARINO ORANGE It’s encouraging you care about uncle. You’ve frequently stated that HH has not offered him a job having sacrificed for UPND. I’ve [2] close smart friends, diaspora based, I grew up with, and we attended University around the same time in UK. They did so much, to ensure HH gets elected, yet they did NOT get jobs. Nine [9] months ago, I advised and persuaded them to “LET GO”, thus helping them to tap into Digital Assets. In the last 6 months, each has earned an average of $42 K per/month after taxes, working online from home in London & Boston, having just started with $300 each. Their business is growing by 11% per month. I expect them to be millionaires in the next 18 months. They are now thankful that HH did NOT give them jobs.

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    • 2. TARINO ORANGE You believe in ”SELF” and that’s good. So use the Creative-Powers-of-Self to generate wealth and secure your uncle’s financial security. The world has money for everyone. Ideas & Imaginations are what gets converted to money/wealth. They are no limitations, the only limitations are what a person puts on herself or himself. You have a good analytical mind, use it and flip the coin. This as well is for everyone regardless if you support PF, UPND or you are just Independent from supporting any political party, but want what is good for you and for Zambia. Wealth is when you turn ideas to reality and it requires commitment & consistency.

    • INDEPENDENT OBSERVER – Please dont waste your time responding to this Impostor…I have had to change my photo (which matches with my comments from last month) just for the impostor to keep up and remember dont involve my family members in my blogging or have any political affiation.

  8. Let her concentrate on trying for a baby. Many years have passed since she got married but not a single child. Is the husband infertile or is she barren. Let the people know, because we can help her husband.

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  9. Every thing that goes up comes down. I think this is time to account. You will give evidence in court under cross examination.

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  10. DO NOT WORRY MAMA AND STAY STRONG. THE COUSINSHIP BETWEEN BEMBA & NGONI HAS NEVER BEEN SO STRONG AS IT IS TODAY. AFTER TRYING 5 TIMES TO WIN ELECTIONS, HH WAS GIVEN SUPPORT BY THE EASTERN & NORTHERN BASE. HE HAS GOTTEN SO DRUNK WITH POWER AND RETRIBUTIONS. THE MOMENTUM IN NORTHERN & EASTERN PROVINCES IS HIGH TO ENSURE THAT HH NEVER GETS THE SUPPORT HE NEEDS. HE IS OUT IN 2026. I WAS JUST CHATTING WITH A VERY SENIOR PRIEST IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, WHICH IS DISGUSTED WITH HH LEADERSHIP.

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  11. O how the mighty have fallen.
    All they must do is provide evidence of how they acquired their vast wealth.
    Suspected criminals all try to claim persecution.
    If they are being persecuted as she claims would she out holding press conferences.

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  12. Lets get something clear Ms Lungu, your father did not willingly handed over power to the incumbent (HH), he was beaten in an election and therefore removed by the people of Zambia.
    Your father did not do HH a favour, he was kicked out because people realised what you all as a family were up to.

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  13. That is the problem with dubiously accumulated wealth………..

    No record of earning it……….

    Not even previous business experience……

    No tax trail to support the accumulation…….

    Only a position of power to support the accumulation……???

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  14. Now ZAmbia has the worst president Zambia has ever had , he is wrong in all things he is doing we don’t know how the end will be , the man seems to be from another planet he is forgetting that people wanted him in power to change to a better level but he is doing the opposite .
    Everything in Zambia is now a problem even food has become scarce everything is impossible to get with the daily changes in prices .
    Tribalism is rampant corruption is the order of the day regionalism is the food on the table torture is mounting in the police cells for some people coming from some tribes.

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    • Hon Tasila Lungu together with Given Lubinda and Jean Kapata sued News Diggers in 2020. Suddenly Ms Lungu has applied to court to withdraw from the civil proceedings. The reason is simple; she cannot stand cross-examination on the Mukula logs smuggling to China. For that you want to blame HH?

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  15. Makaka…your father looted and destroyed Zambia and you should be ashamed of yourself…the problem with UPND is that they’re not doing anything because they are also stealing…Bandit Lungu is supposed to be Jail but Bandit HH is busy eating with Bandit Lungu

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  16. What KK went through at the hands of FTJ, FTJ went through at the hands of LPM. LPM survived because he died in office. It took late Fr Charles Chilinda to tell MCS to stop doing it to RB. MCS survived because he died in office. ECL is dancing to the music and might face more. We don’t know who’ll redeem him. The pattern is consistent. 2 things involved, either you die in office and escape persecution or handover power and face the music. Politicians are sadists

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  17. Chili pa mzako…. How many people in Zambia can account for their property to the ngwee including all the parliamentarians!! Yet we want to make life difficult for a selected few. I am not in any way condoning stealing but truth be told… how many can account. Some even refuse to simply declare their assets, we are not evening accusing them of anything we simply want them to declare but even that is so difficult. Don’t be concerned about a speck in your brother’s eye while ignoring a log that is in your own eye. Fast forward 2027….Commission of injury set up to investigate fertilizer scandals, un declared assets, CDF misappropriation, un accounted for wealth by some MPs, Money laundering people using their relatives and friend as proxies to amass wealth…

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  18. Lomba aTasila naimwe you want dad to be left alone just because he willingly handed over power? Bourgeois logic nayo!
    “….willingly handed over power to the incumbent”
    He was obliged to hand over power! For your own information may be you werent born then, Kenneth Kaunda handed over power peacefully and he was the first in the whole of Africa to do that. His family, about 14 of them, were not arrested. I think because they didn’t do deals. Rupiah Banda also handed over power perhaps not as ‘willingly’ as your dad. Some of his family dived into the grass.The point is in Zambia people do hand over power- willingly? Kaya.

  19. When the country is ruled by thieves, it is the poor that suffers. HH is busy breaking the record by visiting every country around the globe and enjoy himself in different hotels. Very soon he will be going to Panama to audit his Panama papers. Edgar Lungu just followed the same suit layer by Chiluba. I wish we had a second Kenneth Kaunda. But that day shall come. When all these economic plunders shall be persecuted.

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  20. Laughable! Some people in public office have refused to declare their assets. Bafisanji amambala?

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  21. Using her Bandit Father’s name to loot…useless hole#&…all these Bandits should be arrested and sent to Jail unfortunately Bandit HH is also stealing and the circle continues…Mutinta Hichilema is in forefront stealing

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  22. It’s scary to believe your own lies & even shade tears to legitimize the lies.
    There is a circus in Ibex hill looking for clowns. Tasila get a job!!!

  23. Bring back Ndola industries,all ZCCM mines,all parastatal companies and state farms sale proceeds realised during privatisation of these national assets in 1991 and 1992. Many Zambians lost their bread winners and loved ones in large numbers, because those who lost their jobs ,became destitutes and could not afford to look after themselves and their families.

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  24. Now she’s crying victim… tears of a crocodile. It’s just that Zambia’s so called law enforcement agencies are corrupt to the core themselves, otherwise people like Tasila would be in jail now serving long terms. The amount of wealthy she accumulated is staggering. And even circumstances that led her to become chancellor and MP are jailable offences.

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    • @Jigga Kayama
      I agree with you 100%…Zambia corruption fight is a joke…till today no single Bandit from PF has been jailed by UPND Bandits

  25. Has President HH finally declared his assets before becoming President in the interest of transparency. Just thinking out aloud.

  26. WHY CAN’T THE FIGHT AGAINST PROCEED OF CRIME BE EXTENDED FROM 1990 TO 2023 ? OR THAT ONE IS RESERVED FOR THE NEXT GOVT.

  27. As the proxies hold a presser or is it a dresser…go and defend yourself in the mukula case afterall you do not want to be tried in the media..go to court and clear your name of mukula

  28. Hon madam yo father was good leader and is still remembered has good leader in Zambian history.Look what he has done for this country Zambia compare to the previous governments who has versions for this country they failed but yo father the man they called names managed to up Zambia on world map in term’s of good infrastructure’s for this country in just few years in power.
    The president Lungu is been remember to the good job he left with his entire term ,look at the famous kazunula bridge and many more and others their just busy visiting each country every week in before five [5] years their going to complete all the countries in the world.

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