ECL challenged to return to active politics instead of hiding under guise of attending church

Former President Edgar Lungu arrives at Regina Pacis Catholic Church in Chawama township in Lusaka to attend the funeral service of the late Freedom fighter and former Councilor Peter Lwipa.

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has issued a challenge to former President Edgar Lungu, urging him to reenter the realm of active politics instead of seeking refuge under the guise of attending church services. This call was made by Cornelius Mweetwa, the UPND National Spokesperson and Southern Province Minister, during his address in Nyawa, Kazungula district.

Mr. Mweetwa emphasized that Edgar Lungu retains the democratic right to reengage with the political landscape of Zambia. This assertion highlights the principle of inclusivity and democratic participation that forms the cornerstone of Zambia’s political system. He said in a vibrant democracy like Zambia’s, political leaders, including former presidents, have the liberty to contribute to the political discourse, share their insights, and partake in electoral processes if they so choose.

The occasion for this call was the 2023 Guta Mwenze Bbwe traditional ceremony of Chief Nyawa, which Mr. Mweetwa graced with his presence. During his address to the gathered audience, Mr. Mweetwa also took the opportunity to shed light on the government’s commitment to supporting traditional leaders throughout the nation. This support encompasses various aspects of their requirements, including the construction of palaces, provision of transportation facilities, and establishing vital linkages with agricultural support organizations.

Mr.Mweetwa said this commitment to the welfare of traditional leaders underscores the government’s acknowledgment of their vital role in maintaining social cohesion and fostering development at the grassroots level. Traditional leaders are often the custodians of cultural heritage and serve as intermediaries between their communities and government institutions, making their support and empowerment crucial for the nation’s progress.

Additionally, Chief Nyawa, in response to the government’s actions, expressed gratitude for the realization of campaign promises. These promises encompassed a range of essential services, including the provision of maternity annexes, the construction of classroom blocks, and the distribution of desks to schools. Such actions demonstrate the government’s dedication to improving the quality of education and healthcare, particularly in rural areas, which is paramount for national development.


    • I guess HH will NEVER attend church services after he leaves office because that will be considered POLITICAL. What n0ns3nse is this???? As FORMER President, ECL will always enjoy some respect and popularity from a sizable number of the Zambian population, whether UPND sycophants likes it or not. The same way HH will forever have his admirers and his detractors when he finally leaves office. But that shouldn’t be a source of irritation to the Govt of the day, because govt has more serious things to worry about and deal with! Things like UNITING THE COUNTRY, HUNGER, UNDERDEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL SECURITY, POOR ECONOMY, SAFETY, E.T.C. And NOT be obsessed with a former president who has found solace in religion and jogging. Get serious people, time is running out!!

  1. In opposition they were fighting ECL, in government they’re fighting ECL. When are they going to deliver? When you’re in the driving seat, it’s you that should set the pace and agenda, but these don’t have an agenda so they’ll keep responding to everything ECL does or any of his goons

  2. What’s wrong with kiffer politicians? So the man should stop going to church? He’s a former president who has both admirers and critics so wherever he goes people will not just ignore his presence.
    Kalusha Bwalya is a retired football icon but each time he’s in the town center there’s commotion….so he should tell us if he wants to playing?

    • Kikikikikikikiki! Yes Kalusha and Ronaldinho should stop hiding under the guise of attending Barcelona and Chipolopolo legends. They want to be Braziland FAZ Presidents.

  3. Upnd are threatened by a retired man. It is not ecl fault he is loved and hh is not a likeable person. You cannot change what God made. Some people like ecl were born to rule while others like hh have to force themselves onto people. Why do you think it took him over 20 years to win elections. A presidency for forcing. Fuseke! They have fired my friend chushi and replaced her with a t0nga. This is becoming a trend . They used you non tongas to win and now dumping themn

    • Please shut the F** up
      Why did it take him 20 years ???
      You will find out the reason why it will take anyone the next 20 years
      Same tactics will be applied

    • Tikki it is good you have not disputed anything i have said. You know deep down that upnd is tribal. I bet you are tonga

    • Ati advisor to the president. Ati director. Zambia was cheapened big time. A mediocre president with mediocre appointments. What advice can kaizar give? Kaizar zulu should have been a toilet cleaner and Lungu a security guard.

  4. Chipatante pante Government….Why are they scared of Lungu…they’re making him more popular and powerful now…notice how he has become a crowd puller…Just develop Zambia and do as you promised during campaigns

  5. We want mutinta hichilema to join in jogging with our president. We will only allow her to join us in jogging if she wears a very short bum short. We will run with her to lewanika mall where she will find some poles to dance on

  6. UPND is a violent party. All their politics are belligerent. Cant you peacefully talk to fellow citizens especially since you are the ruling party? Why challenge an ex-president? Because UPND just wants a fight. Why not ask him politely if he wants to come back? Even if he wants to why should it be their ndaba? Why should that worry them? If its about money government should pursue the case not the ruling party.

  7. Lekofyo iweee just work on your home work and stop being childish Leave ECL alone and reduce mealie meal prices and fuel.Dont shift our minds to ECL,all we want is food on the table and stop maligaling alaaa.Kutunpa uku nomba.

  8. lelo lelo lelo lelo ECL has the right to assembly and worship, why dictating, we are not a dictator country are we? Mr mweetwa .some times has leaders we should be very careful when uttering or making some pronouncement. But too bad that today we have leaders who can say things without being mindful of what they say .Remember, you leaders are on record and one day you will be held accountable of your actions.

  9. This is the most useless government who have only managed to bring hunger in the country. Concentrate on your lies about fuel, mealie meal fertilizer, exchange rate and let Lungu jog and go to church. When we call your Satanists you get upset.

  10. Is it true that this criminal Kaizar Zulu on the run. Give me power. I will catch him and bring him to Justice within 24 hours

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