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Former President Lungu had his time to serve Zambia – Matatiyo

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Former Diplomat to Malawi in the late president Levy Mwanawasa’s administration Nebat Matatiyo has urged former President Edgar Lungu to step down from active politics and stop attacking President Hakainde Hichilema and his administration.

He said Mr Lungu should give chance to Mr Hichilema to implement his programs for the people of Zambia.

Speaking in an interview, Mr Matatiyo said former president Edgar Lungu had his time to serve the people of Zambia adding that it is now time for President Hichilema to govern the people of Zambia.

He said instead of going out making public attacks against Mr Hichilema, the former president should seek forgiveness and reconciliation with the UPND administration and President Hichilema for the betterment of many Zambians who ushered President Hichilema into office in 2021.

Mr Matatiyo added that if Mr Lungu has seen that something was going wrong in the way President Hichilema was governing the country he should advise President Hichilema and his administration to sort out the problem amicably instead of making negative utterances against the UPND administration and President Hichilema.

He also called on the Catholic Clergy in Zambia to advise the former Head of State to stop politicking.

He said Zambians want to see peace continue prevailing in the country.

He said Mr Lungu should not forget that the New Dawn Administration knows alot about him and his dirty dealings when he was in Government saying that if he is not careful he would be harshly dealt with by the State.

18 COMMENTS

  1. There goes another fat cat & praise singer who is only talking & thinking about his stomach NOT what pipo are saying. ECL has all the rights to be active in politics, be careful coz ECL will come back & benangu you will have an egg in your face

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  2. Unfortunately the men in the robes can’t advise him anything sensible because they’re beneficiaries of the brown envelopes. It’s dog eats dog situation. This Lungu is such a nuisance, one wonders how we let such a man to lead us, it’s shocking to say the last.

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  3. Mutaware ni Kawalala bad, it’s about time H.H exposes that violent wretched criminal.
    There are still brain dead Zambian’s that believe baJona is the solution to problems Zambian’s are currently facing, forgetting Mutaware caused these problems as he stole for his equally greedy wife & morals lacking children. Unfotunately one CANNOT cure ignorance & for these poor dafties who shout “alebwelelapo,” its the same as chickens shouting “I cant wait for Christmas” as December approaches. To them its okay for leaders to steal, as long as they come from my tribal grouping, my tribal mbuya’s & they throw us some tantameni for chibuku, whilst they plunder the treasury.

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  4. Lungu must be apprehended and incarcerated and, only after imprisoning him, they will be peace and respect in Zambia. Every Zambian deserves to be respected and encouraged to improve his/her life in a manner which is lawful and acceptable, however, Lungu consistently attempts to deny all Zambians the said rights. Even though Lungu is currently an ordinary street dog, he thinks that it is possible for him and his disciples to turn Zambians upside down so that they can use their heads to walk and, subject them to lengthy nightmares. HH and his top legal gurus must revisit the Zambian Criminal Penal Code and seek loop holes, which can enable them to squeeze the feeble Lungu and, incarcerate him for a number of years. Viva UPND, viva HH.

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  5. This country is so mediocre that is why we go round in circles without development. We chose democracy which simply means that it is not up to HH to determine who goes to state house or not. Just like it was not up to Lungu to determine whether or not Hakainde became president it was the majority. If Lungu has the chance to go back to power it is not up to anyone individual to determine but democracy(Majority). There were a lot of people in 2021 who did not want HH to be president but democracy (Majority)spoke. So please, remember Lungu has a term in his favour not by anyone but by the constitution of Zambia. The chap in power may be more of a danger to our security than those outside.

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  6. Had his time yes but its up to him to decide if he wants to run not Matatiyo. Its a free country. People are free to do what they want to do.

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  7. Choolwe Haantuba, stop contradicting yourself. We have HH as president due to democracy which spoke in 2021. So why do you as an individual now want us to listen to your opinion stating that the chap in power may be more of a danger to our security than those outside. Indeed in a multi-party democracy using elections, the country should not be dancing to the tune of various churches in Zambia since citizens dont have an opportunity to elect church bishops or prophets.

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  8. The Catholic Clergy are very careless too. The Catholics should be smart enough to know when to entertainment known thieves. They know the implications of such meetings with influential persons. They are willing to facilitate tools to cause turmoil in a peaceful country like ours. They are too close to power, it should stop. We need a strong leader to put everyone in their right seats.

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  9. If Zambia burns one day, the Catholics would have had a hand in it. All the missionary churches are tools of colonialism. After 1964, the colonizers left but the church remained. The same Romans who killed Jesus are the ones to tell his story???

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  10. The catholic church is at it again. We are all aware that this same church had a hand in the Rwanda genocide because they are close to the leadership. They have a great influence. Let us not see the same happening in our country again.

  11. ##Ngoma Yamasno. Hakainde was voted into power by the majority. We now know that he is not what we thought he was. He himself while in opposition called for an early election during ECL’s rule. Hakainde made reference to the 1991 elections that were brought forward because life became unbearable during the last parts of Kaunda’ s rule. Fast foward only Hakainde’s boot lickers cannot see the poverty in Zambia today. Just under three years of his rule poverty has increased to unprecedented levels. Only pretenders cannot see it.

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  12. Perhaps ECL does not know that His Excellence HH is The President of Zambia, Who is The Head of State of Zambia, Head of Government Of Zambia and utmost The Leader Or The Big BOSS of The Multi-Party System Of ZAMBIA. Are you still joking ECL? Stop joking and take your position us Former President Of Zambia in an advisory manner and NOT in a confrontational way. We told you that power is temporal and this is the time to respect yourself.

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  13. Any Tonga led organization such as UPND is so easy to remove because they are a tribe that does not support each other and suppress quality manpower within their groupings to allow mediocre loyalists to look like good performance people for example the average Jack Mwimbu, Garry Nkombo and below average Cornelius mweetwa who appear infallible and irreplaceable by suppressing growth of any other new educated and gifted politicians from south Zambia. What the Northen Block of Zambia needs is to identify the resisted, rejected, opposed, ignored and systematically suppressed genuine good leaders amongst the Southerners and work with them to build a formidable opposition and make such ones a minimum of Vice president or president.

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  14. ……..

    Lungu is only in politics to protect his stolen wealth………nothing else, he foes not care for anyone…….

    We belive the UPND GRZ will release money to ease the cost of living, even though we have a server drought causing all sorts of un expected expenses…….

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    • #Spaka Have you ever bothered to think of why a man who claims to fight corruption has blatantly refused to declare is net worth or his assets? This is the first step to fighting corruption. If you do not start a journey you cannot arrive. It is not true that only PF are thieves or corrupt. Those of us who care have seen the UPND we live with who are even more corrupt and Hakainde knows it but because the ACC reports to him he turns a blind eye. Only a person who does not think properly can believe that correction is PF and not UPND. Laughable isn’t it.

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  15. Lungu is determined to make his family the richest in Zambia. He has almost achieved that. How much more wealth does he need?

  16. Why only Lungu mwe bantu, are there no other people, politicians or any other visionary people who can lead this country? This man does not mean well for this country. He himself confessed it publicly ku bantu mu church. he said he is a snake kabili ati ine ndi wa lubuli. And for sure what he said is what he is, we all saw this when he was ruling this country, how much that his cadres overtook all goverment machinery. Even now that they are out of power, but they are still showing inkonya sha lubuli. Fellow zambians if this country is to prosper in a peaceful manner, let us just get rid of this man and his minions. Let us look around and see some other politicians who mean well for this country.

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