Monday, March 4, 2024

MMD urges PF to acknowledge its responsibility for Zambia’s current economic situation

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The Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has called on the Patriotic Front (PF) to take responsibility for the current severe economic challenges facing the country. MMD’s leader, Nevers Mumba, has criticized the PF for attempting to shift blame onto the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration, arguing that the economic crisis was a result of the PF’s excessive borrowing during their tenure.

Dr. Mumba questioned the sincerity of the PF’s accusations, highlighting that they were the first to default on Zambia’s external debt. He emphasized the need for accountability and urged the PF to acknowledge their role in the economic difficulties currently experienced by the nation.

Additionally, Dr. Mumba addressed concerns about the perceived shrinking democratic space in the country. He dismissed such claims, asserting that the current state of democracy cannot be compared to that of the former ruling party. Dr. Mumba expressed optimism that the democratic space is on the path to restoration.

In a separate statement, Dr. Mumba commented on the return of former President Edgar Lungu to active politics, deeming it as potentially detrimental to the political future of the PF. He cautioned against such a move, suggesting that it could have adverse consequences for the party.

Responding to Dr. Mumba’s statements, Raphael Nakachinda, the Secretary General of the Given Lubinda-led PF faction, dismissed the remarks as an attempt by Dr. Mumba to seek favors from the current government.

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  1. ARREST BRIAN MUSHIMBA OVER THE FAKE TRAFFIC CAMERAS WITH THE LEBANESE. He’s worth over $1.5 million boasting of buying a $500,000 house in the USA. Extradite him.

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    • He has heard that Kakubo has resigned and there is vacancy of Foreign affairs in the UPND cabinet. He is hoping to be appointed Foreign affairs Minister. This man has no shame.

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    • Everything ba Mudala touches is a mess. And HH has come to realise that. Nothing works for Muumba. He recently messed up . here in Zimbabwe. He created so much confusion in the country and ended up putting Zambia and Zimbabwe at logger heads.
      He messed up with Congo ending with Mwanawasa firing him. And Some thinks he can be foreign affairs Minister for UPND ? Wishful thinking. Only if HH is not right in his mind. But knowing the Zambian President…….Muumba is dreaming.

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    • @Game over: What part of his statement is untrue? He said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever. PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. GDP covers all the money Zambia gets from all mining, agriculture, fishing, tourism, hunting, manufacturing, commerce, services, the sale of malasha, tomatoes, chibwaba, kachasu, crushed stones etc; basically it is an estimate of the size of the Zambian economy. PF destroyed Zambia. I do not care if Mumba wants a job; he is telling the truth

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    • This is Mumba kissing HH’s behind. If anything he should be condemning the corruption that has exposed UPND & HH nationwide and internationally whereby:

      A Kitwe based Chinese Investor ( Zhang Lianan of Lianan Mining Ltd) through his lawyers Apton & Partners has written to fired Foreign Affairs Ministers / Stanley Kakubo, demanding US$893,000 and a Mercedes Benz after a foiled mine transaction.”

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    • This is a reason Zambia cannot develop and create waelth. Mumba has had international and networking connections through the Church he formed, being Vice President and Piplomat. He can use his transferable skills, experience and connections in life to create wealth. But he wants free loading by being given a government job. Zambia has experienced and retired people who can use their vast knowledge and experience to create wealth. Yet, they want free loading from government jobs by recycling themselves.

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    • Does MMD exist? As founder youth member I look at Nevas Mumba as a confused person who is always searching for a plate of food. This man was totally against our party the MMD and was ready to see its members imprisoned. But when Levy gave him the VP position he accepted without shame.

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    • What sense naimwe…..He is just looking for for a job. After serving on the electoral commisions in Zimbabwe and West Africa he thinks he has enriched his CV and qualifies now to serve as Foreign affairs Minister . He is camping at Community house

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    • @Black man: He told the truth and they do not want to hear it. Notice that none of them has contested a single thing he has said, but all of them have attacked Nevers Mumba. I am not a supporter of Nevers Mumba, but he is telling the truth. Anyone who cares for Zambia more than he does for his tribe should support what the man has said. He said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. Zambia will die when we defend and promote thieves

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    • @pomha: Look at you; you are attacking the man for what he did not say; and you staying completely clear of what he stated. I want to ask you a simple question: what part of what he said is not true? If everything he said about the economy is true, does it matter whether he is looking for a job or not? Nevers said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. Zambia will die when we defend and promote thieves

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    • @Deja Vue: You are a tribalist. Knowing this about you means that we do not need to know anything else about you. If we ignore or are ignorant of the fact that you are tribalist, everything you say will confuse us. Nevers said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. What part of what Never and I have said is untrue? Don’t cower away from the facts, answer me. Zambia will die when we defend and promote thieves, as you PF and the ones at Sensele mine

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    • @Deja Vue: You are a tribalist. Knowing this about you means that we do not need to know anything else about you. If we ignore or are ignorant of the fact that you are a tribalist, everything you say will confuse us. Nevers said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. What part of what Never and I said is untrue? Don’t cower away from the facts, answer me. Zambia will die when we defend and promote thieves, as you do PF and the ones at Sensele mine

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    • @Deja Vue: The truth hurts. Nevers said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. What part of what Never and I said is untrue? Don’t cower away from the facts, answer me. Zambia will die when we defend and promote thieves, as you do PF and the ones at Sensele mine. Your father Michael Satan and his nephew Edgar “Johnathan Mutawire” Lungu were thieves who looted the country into penury and debt slavery

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    • @Henry: Nevers told the truth: He said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. What part of what Never and I said is untrue? Don’t cower away from the facts, answer me. Zambia will die when we defend and promote thieves, like PF and the ones at Sensele mine. If HH stole, I would condemn the bugger. I have condemned HH for giving agricultural land to Kenya and Rwanda for example. You people should also stand for the truth.

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  2. No direction for the big man sure people are listening, better you stay quiet just that going back from were you have fallen to you sir is not possible but with God it is possible.Mumba be patrotic ,things were ok during PF,we could buy things cheaper than today.Dollar yekayeka ni k26 now and you are there to defend.BLAME GAME IS OVER YAMA.Bring solutions to the table.

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    • @Hipo i knew we zambians are mostly dumb but not this dumb. Who created the mountain of debt the country is facing? We are a bunch of cowards who failed to confront PF excesses and now we are paying for it. No one and I mean NO ONE was goung to lend lungu and his PF thieves a penny. God saved us from Lungu. We would be like zimbabwe right now if PF had won the elections. I feel for the people and the sufferings they re enduring. Google economic analyses about Zambia from about 2017 and you’ll be shocked. Thats why I cant stand lungu

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  3. Nevers Mumba, you are amazingly incompetent and a pseudo political leader who pretends to have an integrity when in fact not. You collapsed the MMD which most of us worked so hard to create. Nevers pulpit and politics are not the same thing. A vibrant political party that brought multi party politics in Zambia was collapsed by your bad leadership. If you had good leadership style MMD would still be there. And now you have seen opportunities emerging in UPND and you are fast running there for greener pastures just like you did from NCC to MMD and collapsed it. Now you seem to be drifting to a party that you seem not to understand its core values. Kaya.

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    • @Choolwe Haantuba: What Choolwe Haantuba? Your name is Chileshe Kampamba, masquerading as a Tonga so that you can disseminate bullsh!t besmirching and disparaging UPND. Instead of attacking Nevers, can you address what he said, which is that: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion.

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    • Sorry Kaizar, I was referring to “I hate Kaizar” not you. And Katanga is my very true name from my mother in Mpongwe. My father is from central

  4. This clown is an embarrassment to the church. I am not surprised because if yu follow his history u find that he attempted to illegally obtain property of the family that once adopted him. He lacks morals. He stole in Canada as ambassador and was fired by mwanawasa for insolence. I am not surprised such a man is respected by hh

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    • @Kaizar Zulu: Chimbokaila or Mwembeshi prisons are waiting in your near future. It is time to revive your well-practised “taking skills”, because your extremely hideous and ugly ass is about to be made the man-wife of several hard-core, long-term prisoners in there. Law enforcement is looking for you. The initial charges are stealing a diplomatic passport by refusing to surrender it; entering the country illegally, through ports or parts unknown. You are also charged with refusing to answer police summons. Therefore when they catch you, be rest assured that you are going in there for a long time, because they are going to compound the above crimes with stealing from the government, violence and a long list of sexual crimes. You do not belong outside prison.

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    • He is tribalist number one. I ve never seen a post of his without mentioning tribe. These are the people Zambia should be rid of. People who use Zambia for their tribal interests

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    • Katanga just be proud and brave to use your real name iwe chi HAtanga. Where in my post have I referred to tribe? I am talking about how f00lish hh is to support f00Is like nevers

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    • Sorry Kaizar, I was referring to “I hate Kaizar” not you. And Katanga is my very true name from my mother in Mpongwe. My father is from central

    • @Kaizar Zulu: Everything you say is Tonga this, Tonga that. We do not have amnesia. We remember what you said yesterday, or the day before, or the day before, ….etc. You hate Tongas because you think UPND is Tonga. In fact UPND was founded in Northwestern Province and has always had more support in that province than in Southern Province, so shut your ass up, tribalist, homo looter.

    • @I hate Kaizar; you patently have no brains. Katanga is a very common name in Zambia and if you dont know that you should get out of our country. Now that I know you aint Zambian I wont even bother to educate you further

  5. It is very painful and so humiliating that we let PF street Kids, vagabonds, scavengers, thugs, thieves and dullards to rule Zambia for ten years,Zambia has been set back ten years on numerous fronts ultimately leading to our loss of the middle-income country status.It is now collective punishment, even for the unborn
    Shameful, indeed

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    • @MuZambian: Bro they do not want to hear you. Nevertheless, Nevers told the truth: He said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. What part of what Never and I said is untrue? Don’t cower away from the facts, answer me. Zambia will die when we defend and promote thieves, like PF and the ones at Sensele mine. Many of them want PF to return so that they can back their tribally appointed jobs, and join in the stealing

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  6. You are the last person to talk about PF joining Tayali now in praise singing for UPND because UPND is crumbling faster towards 2026.Maybe go back to the church and start night prayers for them

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    • Kikikikiki! He cant spiritually connect so he tries to financially connect.
      ” Hey PF! PF! acknowledge your responsibility for Zambia’s current economic situation. Pssst.. Cowboy HH see how I’m supporting you? That vacant Kakubo job I can do. I was ambassador to Canada.”

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  7. For you who is sending messages to me because I am UPND saying when PF was in power Zambia still had debts but mealie meal was much cheaper, lets meet face to face for a chat

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  8. Recycled criminals find voices when an opportunity arises. This man and Chimbwili should have been locked up years ago.

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  9. Mumba is not normal. When HH was campaigning, he told the Zambian people that the dollar will be at k5, mealie meal k50, fertilizer will be k250 and the Zambian people voted for him. Now that he has failed to deliver on his promises, he is hiring desperate people like Mumba. How much money has HH borrowed in his 2.5 years? What Infrastructure has HH built apart from the 1960 grade CDF toilets he his booting about. Mumba should grow up. He duped his brain watched followers to give tithe to him to grow his finances just like the privatization thief he is trying to justify. Fuel is at k29, Kwacha is at k25 going up, fertilizer is at k1250 and PF has been out of power. That is the reality Zambians are facing today.

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    • @kci: If you cared about the economy, you would be interested in addressing how it got where it is. Nevertheless, Nevers told the truth: He said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. What part of what Never and I said is untrue? How can you expect the kwacha to be 5:1 against the US dollar, given what I have said about. Be honest, and stop being driven by tribal hatred.

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    • The one thing he wanted to ride on was the illegal partial NAPSA withdraw… money which he didn’t create… it’s all quiet now…

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    • @Chiza Chirwa: None of you want to hear the truth, especially since the people who caused the economic disaster are from your hometowns. Nevers told the truth: He said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. What part of what Nevers and I said is untrue?

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  10. @Lameck Banda, your campaign about Brian Mushimba being arrested is foolish. The works he did will never be overturned just like UPND is doing with Lusaka Ndola road. HH flys every now and the using the sausage Airport that was Mushimba’s work. Stop dreaming and start looking at the mess HH is creating. If you think I am dreaming, just go to Shoprite and do some shopping.

  11. This old.man has no shame.at all, why not just quit MMD join UPND and bootlick nicely. Holding on to power while preaching democracy, maybe HH should give him job for driving at statehouse

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    • @Mwananzambe: Nevers told the truth: He said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. What part of what Nevers and I said is untrue? You are the one who has not shame.

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    • @August 12: Absolutely! Nevers told the truth: He said exactly what I have been saying on this forum forever: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. PF looted an amount almost equal US $2, 000 for every man, woman, boy, girl and baby in Zambia. This is an shocking level of theft. This is worse than anything Mobutu ever did. Mobutu stole US $5 billion. PF looted close to US $37 billion. Zaire had 50 million people when Mobutu left, Zambia had 20 million when PF were booted out. So the theft burden is far higher in Zambia

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  12. Nevers Mumba, just like Miles Sampa ma t0le. They are people who bring confusion where there is no confusion. No wonder, his nephew, Rev Lubuto Nsofu, has stopped running Victory Ministries on behalf of him. He leaves a church to his nephew and comes back because he wants his nephew to be a puppet to him. The man likes confusions. MMD is a corpse because of his selfishness. He does not want to create space for others.What a shame!!!!

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  13. in a dry season when the Kafubu river dried up,DejaFOOOOL and his fellow PF cadres shared plots on the dry riverbed to build some ram shackles, because they found free river sand and a possibility of free ground water.When rainy season came and Kafubu river was claiming its course,DejaFOOOOL cried out”Govamenti iyanganepo!”..So, they demanded that the PF government must dig a drainage for Kabufu river to flow round their ram shackles because they voted for PF. Kampyongo promised to look into the matter at hand
    Thats an example of how lawless and very dull PF was

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    • I enjoy your imbecility….I hit right on the scrotum…. you have no choice but to call me names…. even when I don’t attack you. You will remember me when you find yourself and your ilk at Mukobeko maximum.

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  14. We are now towards other elections
    How long are we to Cry the previous Government.
    Move forward forget Dead horses who will not return.

    Why you came is to correctly direct the nation into prosperity not dwelling on mistakes do the right thing
    The Country is NOW HH & UPND, do the job !!!

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  15. Well spoken Pastor Nevers Mumba. This country is dysfunctional. It celebrates thugs, brutes, savages, corrupt politicians. The 31 billion USD debt without accompanying assets to show for it is very painful. As someone in the comments put it. Even the unborn are weighed down with this burden like necklace of stone around their/our necks. Some people ought to go to jail for this murderous mismanagement

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  16. Don’t criticize Mumba, LT. did not report everything the former VP said and it is the truth. Go to Zambia observer and ready it, is the truth. Now I know LT. does not say it as it is. Protecting some one!

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  17. Usually the opposition is united in its posture against the ruling party especially in Africa. So when one opposition member breaks away from this stance to attack fellow opposition we all start looking at his bank account, his wife’s make-up, the tread on his car wheels that sort of thing.

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    • @Fresha waku ma Ruins: Very shallow reasoning. I was a student at that same university 40 years ago, and as a freshman, I had more sense than you do. You should know that we do not attack messengers, we answer their messages. So tell me, what did Nevers say that is not true: PF found and looted the US $4billion that was in our reserves. PF borrowed and looted US $33 billion dollars. PF led Zambia to the first default on debt in Africa, which occurred before HH came to power. PF reduced Zambia’s GDP from US $33 billion to US $22.15 billion. PF looted an amount almost equal US $2, 000 for every man, woman, boy, girl and baby in Zambia. This is an shocking level of theft. This is worse than anything Mobutu ever did. Mobutu stole US $5 billion. PF looted close to US $37 billion

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    • Thank u IHK for bailing me out. I m lecturing this morning and i had no example for “hypocrite” until i saw your post.
      “We do not attack messengers..” you have stated but you’re busy attacking fresher. The kids in class will be thrilled.

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    • # Kaizar Hater 40 years ago you were at UNZA and you are spending time 24/7 spewing alcohol infested dung on LT?? You’re lying! You werent at UNZA. You are a diarrhea product from University of Cholera! Noone should touch you. This stinking propaganda you are spilling by the minute on LT how much are you paid for it? UPND Marketing is wasting money paying you when they could recruit normal intelligent beings who can help them with proper public relations and attract support. Right now you’re just disgusting potential recruits. Why have they picked a primitive tribalist like you to sell the New Dawn?

    • From the anti-Bemba vomit you regularly spew here you wasted four years of your life as everyone can see you have not learnt a fraction of social-thinking skills except tribe spotting. Just look at the down-votes you always attract. Pre-Kagame Rwanda would have welcomed you with both hands but now No! They are busy reconstructing and your likes could mess up their treasured progress. Stop wasting your tribal venom on LT because wicked tribalists like you are in the minority. If PF stole billions it should be easy for any intelligent citizen to easily find evidence for a conviction in court. Coming to sing about empty claims only shows you have no substance

  18. Comment:Dr Mumba, your party is a party with economic and social history of Zambia, when it took power from UNIP. Are you telling us your party did not found problems left by UNIP? Problems where there, but how many years your party kept blaming UNIP when voted into power? Your party found smuggling of everything was very high and many bad things which UNIP left. Can you remember how many years your party kept blaming UNIP, two and half years. MMD found solution to smuggling in six months when in power. So Dr. when a president from a party with history speaks like that, by picking two or three issues then make it your spring board for your attack. What you and your party are doing, you are not helping the future genartion with history.

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  19. Tell them. Let the PF be reminded of their mess every morning, noon and evening. Because it is THE NAKED TRUTH. They got us into these economic, financial and social problems. Let this be sang by all those who voted for change in 2021 as in the manner of a national anthem. I know ECL’s PF hates to be reminded of their chisushi or diramba. It is still smelling no matter what detergents the NEW DAWN government keeps on applying. UMWINE WA CHISUSHI – PF

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  20. Mumba should thank Edgar Lungu because if Sata had not died Mumba would have gone to jail. Sata was hell bent to see this conartist enter Chimbokaila. Edgar Lungu may have been many bad things but people like Mumba and the affable Rupiah Banda benefitted. HH brought Mukobeko upon himself because of his childish pranks against a president.

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  21. If being proud of one’s tribe is tribalism, then I am comfortable to be called a tribalist. Tribalist don’t say it…they live it. From history..
    Zambia Railways…all senior positions from one tribe
    ZCCM Central Division….all senior positions from one tribe
    Zambia Airways..all senior positions from one tribe
    GRZ institutions….99% senior positions from one tribe.
    That’s tribalism.
    List goes on.

  22. Dr Nevers Mumba told the unpalatable truth as it is ,thank you .
    PF’s regrettable 10yr reign was just a disaster after getting rid of RB who was stearing Zambia to 6.4% growth,bumper harvests and record forex reserves.

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  23. Mr. Mumba, this is a world wide problem and its not caused by simple government at all. Do you tell me that the economical problems found in Malawi are caused by the Chakwera government? Of course a great no. Just tell HH that you want a job by joining them.

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