Politics

Pres. Lungu Ponders State Of Emergency

President Lungu said he may be forced to declare a state of emergency if his political adversaries continue daring him.

The Head of State has also said that if the current policing methods by the law enforcement agencies are not working they will be forced to switch to alternative means.

Speaking on arrival at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, President Lungu said that he was of the view that the police had been too tolerant.

President was responding to the tensed up political climate in the country following the arrest of opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema who has been charged with treason.

There have been sporadic incidences of suspected arson with some markets and courtrooms burnt in suspected retaliatory measures.

“I will not be pushed to declare a state of emergency, but if you force me I will do so,” he said.

“But I pity the ordinary Zambians because they are the ones suffering not these big guys. These guys have got air tickets; they have got friends who can evacuate them from Zambia.”

He added: “It is the people who voted for me whom I worry about, the Zambians who voted for me, the ordinary Zambians. It has taken me too long to speak out on this issue and I think the police have been very tolerant.”

He warned that police may have to step and use more effective measures of quelling possible instability.

“We are studying the situation and if the measures we have currently in place are not sufficient, we will look for alternative measures. There is always enough room in the law to perhaps look for other measures. If the current policing is not working, we will look for other measures we may find other methods of policing,” he said.

Hichilema and five others are facing treason charges with the matter still in the magistrate court where preliminary issues are being addressed.

The matter has since been adjourned to next Wednesday with Hichilema remaining in incarceration since treason is a non bailable offence.

Treason carries a maximum death sense.

55 Comments

  1. Mutakatala Likando

    We nd pc

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    • hummer where it hurts

      Palm trees are maturely tall and branchless, it needs a skilled climber to tap the palm wine and quech his thirst.The question now is,will it be wise for none climbers to just fall the tree get the wine and leave the rest to rot?Any one can answer but no insults please.I have plenty of them,so don’t force me to off-load them.

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  2. Lungu

    Comment :u ar mad

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  3. BLACK STUD

    PLEASE MR PRESIDENT JUST DECLARE SO THAT I LAY MY HANDS ON ONE COLOURED GAL FOR THE 100TH TIME.I WILL ONLY RELEASE WHEN SHE IS IN 2080.

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  4. BLACK STUD

    PLEASE MR PRESIDENT JUST DECLARE SO THAT I LAY MY HANDS ON ONE COLOURED GAL FOR THE 100TH TIME.I WILL ONLY RELEASE HER IN 2080.

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  5. evaristo katanga

    Comment reserved

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  6. Chichi

    That shit country is already under a state of emergency, so what is this mother fucker talking about? His mother shouldn’t have conceived him when she still had untreated gornorea. The disease she passed on to him has gone to his fucken brain and its making him acting like a runaway mental patient. Can someone confine him to Chainama for a psychiatric re-evaluation. The idiot is sinking that country like he’s on a suicide mission. Soon the UN Security Council will be sitting to discuss the state of Zambia under Edgar’s autocratic regime. He’s untamed conduct is creating an international outrage.

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    • Elez

      Chi CHICHI CHI MUNGULU COLOURED wabi ICHINYO CHAMALENDA YAMBWE SITANYOKO why ukonda kutukwa balungu, banakana bamayi bako galu imbwa. Why every time you your feel your big wide deep rotten swelling pussy start itching you start insulting. Why don’t you be busy scratching it as usual since it your private parts and no one can do it fo Useless chap, fuck you. ninshi that STIs you always talk about is it the one which has made you to go made ayii, silly desperate girl are these what you got your forged degree papers if its true just be using them to clean your dirty pussy with prolonged sticking periods. Fuck you dirty female pig.

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    • chipya mulilo

      @chichi de coloured. It’s u d mother fucker, Not our President. No matter how much u insult. It won’t change anything. De idiot is behind bars. No sex wth his bitch, jst busy wth self sex (musterbetng). And u, biter for nothing. Bitterness fuck u up bitch

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      • mulilo

        Iwe chipya, chinyo cha noko ala! Usanganu nji???? Malete a ndataho wena!!!!

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    • chipya mulilo

      @chichi. Britain and scotland once occupied dis beautiful country. We kicked dem out. So who is UN. Bring dem if u can and u ‘ll how we fight. We grabed guns frm dem wth stones. Arck of convenate is wth us. I told u, those idiots u call yo parents. junks.

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    • chipya mulilo

      @chichi. All over planet earth pipo are tracking to ZED. Including the idiots u call yo parents. What u tokng abot is rotten. De insult u sent ‘ve missed Zed, instead landed on de assholes of yo parents. Yo father abused u. May B it’s HH?

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      • Edgar Lungu

        Iwe naiwe, stop insulting. Aren’t you realizing that you are just decampaining me??

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  7. Changsu

    Uyu c1kala chawishi, he is pretending to care for the poor zambians when we all know he is just there to line his pockets. wila tumfya abantu meno meno iwee.

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  8. Napoleon

    Mr Edgarlungu understands it very well that Zambians have been put on a curse by greedy leaders like him.My challenge to the president is to fulfil the promises he made to fire underperforming ministers and other civil servants.This issue of a State of emergency does not make sense.Even himself lungu has got friends elsewhere who can evacuate him with his family.Lastly put yr house in order by delivering to the promises made after elections.Maybe Zambians will consider change coz we are fed up with this corrupt government.

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  9. Banda P

    Arguably, one of Africa’s leader who is highly ignorant of his deep ignorance. One wonders if these countries are fated towards degeneration. But again, Edgar Lungu is partly the problem. The greatest problem is a backward society that entrust such a lightweight with such a heavy weight responsibility of running a backward country.

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  10. Block master

    A lazy worker always blame his tool even if the five times loser comes into power you same people you always complain just work hard idiot’s

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  11. All tribes firmly united

    All i knw z dat H.E Ecl jst wants to teach mr upcomin president (HH) a lesson so dont worry he ll be released

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  12. A.C.C

    I think its about time the army takes over the country.

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  13. A.C.C

    Yugf

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  14. THE DAY OF THE LORD IS COMING.

    THE LORD ALMIGHTY SAYS,THE DAY IS COMING WHEN ALL EVIL PEOPLE WILL BURN LIKE STRAW.ON THAT DAY THEY WILL BURN UP AND THEY BE NOTHING LEFT OF THEM.REPENT CHICHI BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

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  15. KUNGFU TYGA

    IWE CHANGSU I WILL KICK YOUR ASS SHUDUP.

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  16. Ezra

    I have tried to post comments here but never has any been published instead u publish nonsense of comments like those of chichi. What criteria are u using for comments to be published? Are there specific people to post comments or are you trying to archive something???? Fools

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  17. Shikantwa

    Cry the beloved country. This is how dictators are born. They use the Police, army, intelligent services to stifle different opinion and views. Good leaders do not threaten people but seek to understand why things are going the way they are. Zambia looks like a dumpster, trash bin if you compare to many southern states. And our leaders are busy worried about HH who if not handled carefully might just be made a hero. It’s frightening to even think HH president. Let’s be focused. There’s a lot of unemployment in this country and it’s a time bomb. A state of emergency will spark a riot that opportunist unemployed youths will burn the country to ashes in frustration and anger. Let’s be careful

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  18. By

    Respect each other

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  19. Samuel klef muyauka

    Zambia need God’s guidance coz it’s lost in both political and spiritual! !!!

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  20. Samuel klef muyauka

    Zambia need God’s guidance coz it’s lost in both political and spiritual! !

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  21. Firm all tribes united

    All i know is that H.E Ecl just wants to teach mr upcomin president (Hh) a lesson so don’t worry he ll be released anytime soon

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  22. mervin

    Iwe lungu if u where an adult u wouldn’t been thinking like child, nivapa chalo chabe and God will punsh u meno meno, where u born from a person? U are not the first to be president and ask yourself y this z happening under your leadership,
    U are heartless animal, May GOD CURSE U.

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    • monica

      Iwe chi Mervin uli chipuba sana go to hell your president is in the sell go and lealese him if you are real man we love our president who do you think you are takatekepo chi hh.mwashama via upnd idiots..fools

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    • monica

      Iwe chi Mervin uli chipuba sana go to hell your president is in the sell go and lealese him if you are a real man we love our president who do you think you are takatekepo chi hh.mwashama via upnd idiots..fools

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  23. mervin

    Iwe lungu if u where an adult u wouldn’t been thinking like child, nivapa chalo chabe and God will punsh u meno meno, where u born from a person? U are not the first to be president and ask yourself y this z happening under your leadership,
    We are fade up
    U are heartless animal, May GOD CURSE U.

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  24. Ba Citizen

    “Napoleon is always right” type of people will rush to say “YES” whether right or wrong. I hope we are seeing what is happening and are learning so that next time we elect a leader for all Zambians and not for “selected Zambians “.
    Please let’s see all tribes in Zambia As Zambians.
    Regards to you all.

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  25. Rodgers Terrence Siamutete

    Everything thing as its on time……this time is For Lungu as our President….. let’s unite like God as His Angels….. even if u Insult Edgar Lungu u will gen nothing my dear…..comment with wisdom my guys

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  26. Rabson Mwale

    let Hichilema learn lesson & it’s a lesson 2 every person.

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  27. Rabson Mwale

    let Hichilema learn a lesson & it’s a lesson 2 every person.

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  28. insults

    Who cheated you that chichi has degrees? Just analyse her grammar. She is just a useless vagabond ,who earn her living by giving away her rotten and stinking pussy. Maggot chichi.

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  29. insults

    Who cheated you that chichi has degrees? Just analyse her grammar. She is just a useless vagabond ,who earns her living by giving away her rotten and stinking pussy. Maggot chichi.

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    • Bwembya

      @insults, I disagree with you on Chichi even I don’t accept her tone. Her grammar and critiques is top on the mark. Let’s just accept that as a woman she has beaten us. She’s very articulate and brave. It’s no doubt your grammar Mr Insult is anywhere close to Chichi’s. Am a staunch PF and so I should accept when we’re losing the battle to Chichi. She has taken the entire audience to her and her name is all over on the site meaning she has made an impact. I know Chichi and her sister in person and we’re friends on Facebook. I inboxed her to tone down but I know she would not because even in her real life she’s stubborn and crazy. I can vouch for her she’s truly doing her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. So my fellow PF members let’s criticize truthfully so that we remain credible otherwise this stubborn Chichi will continue hammering us. We need to change our strategy to dilute her rhetoric. We can do that if we all work together. I can’t insult her because I know her in person and neither can she insult me as well.
      I think Mr insults you missed a point.

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  30. pwetepwete

    icalo citungululwa na satana, so tafyakawamepo ifintu mpaka umwine akese….

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  31. Chale

    Ladies and Gentlemen let us not miss use this open platform to insult talk about coloured girls, insulting the head of state and opposition leaders. Are you aware that with concern the writer can be followed thru zicta, MTN, airtel or zamtel if need be. Whether u use a fake e-mail address the background of the fone will remain in your registered name…so careful don’t say you were not warned. Mr Kapyongo hinted on it.
    Let write issues that will assist in solving a problem and not creation of another.

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  32. BLACK STUD

    IWE CHALE ITS THIS CHICHI THING THAT LIKES INSULTING OUR PRESIDENT THATS WHY I DISAGREE WITH HER.YOU SHUD INSTEAD REBUKE THIS COLOURED.

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  33. tyga

    Wrong

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  34. TRIGGER

    zambia our country is abaused by corrupted leaders

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  35. The Sai j

    Do not force him to use the state of emergency, they will whip you all except me from DR.C

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  36. James

    uufumu wonse usonwa na lesa and he is there for the purpose don’t just insults think before you say anything

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  37. mbangu

    Chichi is insulting your gift?

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  38. Juèzzy

    Hahahaha seems like this so-called chichi has led some of you into sinning by insulting. Ever since she came about you have been insulting like mindless creatures. Y’al should have ignored her from the start. by now she would have been bored at insulting anyhow since no one was paying attention to her she is being used by the devil to y’al sinning,plus she also mentally disturbed so dont mind her …..what a shame!!!!

    Dear So-Called Chichi,
    We Zambians tolerate not demonic misconducts in our nation. So it will be best that before you land(which u truely arent) in this Beautiful Nation called Zambia, you leave your childish and devilish morals back home or dispose of them in mid-air,otherwise………….

    WE WILL SURELY HUNT YOU DOWN LIKE A
    SKUNK AND BURN YOU UP…..
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    WATCH OUT LITTLE GIRL.

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  39. BLACK STUD

    @ Bwembya how long will you continue licking Chichi’s ass?Inferiority complex will lead you nowhere why should you be praising this thing that has even the guts to insult our own ECL?You cant be PF because if you are then you are just a mole for UPND but we will flush you out soon.You are a buffon Bwembya.

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  40. MUKANYA

    IM 100% PF BUT I DISAGREE WITH BWEMBYA SAYING WE NEED TO BE SLEEPING WITH CHICHI BECAUSE HE IS A FB FRIEND WITH HER.WHAT SORT OF NONSENSE IN THIS?BWEMBYA CONTINUE UKU PIPA CHICHI IF YOU WANT BUT I WANT SIT IDLE AND WATCH HER INSULT MY PRESIDENT,YOU ARE A TRAITOR.

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  41. Foster Ngalaba

    Comment please let our fearing God president to rule our country free

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  42. Patricio

    Sometimes I Do Not Understand Zambians.

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  43. Jackson

    Why cant zambia be peacful as other countries

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  44. Cephas

    Useless chap Lungu. Flex your muscle in improving the economy and create employment. Do something iwe!

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