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Opinion: Kanyama Riots And The Call For Early Elections

I find the riots in KANYAMA CONSTITUENCY deliberately consistent with the language of those calling for cadres and the nation to prepare for early elections and subsequent impeachment of President Lungu. It is no hidden fact that some people have been very consistent on their alarmist message and it can only be hoped they have no visible hand in all this thereby taking advantage to tailor the riots with their selfish power hungry talks about early elections. It is immoral to use the people’s suffering to score political goals by sponsoring anarchy. Only the guilty will answer?

It is undeniable that the cholera epidemic has caused devastating effects to the livelihood of vendors and traders. But it also true that government just like any reasonable government would do has a justifiable cause to prevent the loss of lives in whatever circumstances. Any govt owes it’s people the duty and sacrifice to save lives from preventable deaths.

As a young person like many others we would expect we all join hands in combating this epidemic regardless of our political affiliations by abiding by the measures set by government and where necessary providing actionable and viable solutions and ideas to the national cholera combating team.

Moving forward I feel this country needs to genuinely introspect on what it really needs in terms of consistency on the question of vending. We urgently need a realistic policy towards vending and one that will not carry a partisan political face. Zambians must objectively answer the question of vending and deal with it with the sobriety it deserves.

I feel it’s time we practice smart politics. We cannot continue as a country to promote lawlessness in order to gain political mileage and election votes. These are the results of promoting lawlessness in order to gain votes at the expense of sanity. We allowed street vending and it has become normal but now it’s a time bomb.

As a growing population Zambia needs to address these things such as unregistered taxis, cadres grabbing land and selling plots, cadres collecting levies at markets and bus stations. All these are wrongs that all of us must stop tolerating especially those in government. Otherwise we are creating a breed of criminals who have approval from govt to do wrong things and stopping them in future won’t be easy because they feed their families through those activities.

It’s time we brought sanity to ourselves and afforded the traders as well the human decency of proper and serene designated trading places. If Mayor Christopher Kangombe can manage to ban street vending and pirate taxis in Kitwe it can be done everywhere if we are willing. Kangombe must be a shining example to the rest of the councils in the country.

I say so because there is serious growing mistrust among the Zambian people. It is no surprise that even when the government means well, people are finding it difficult to trust govt because of lack of proper information. It is because of a lack of trust that we have this Mukula Issue and now people are becoming impatient with government on the cholera situation thereby resorting to riots. Government must restore hope in the hearts of the Zambians.

In conclusion as a new breed of young politicians I feel its time we started smart politics that promote those that make decisions which have positive economic impact in the interest of the country. Not politics that cost us the loss of revenue from closed and empty shops and markets and from pirate taxis including foregone levies collected by cadres from markets and bus stations.

Prince Ndoyi
MMD Youth

116 Comments

  1. phirionah

    Early!!!!!!!! early!!!!!!! Election chabeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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    • Mk

      How is cholera related to politics. If u were in power were u going get rid of diseases? We know cholera is preventable but has it come under PF? We have had these diseases before so let’s concentrate on fighting cholera not early elections.

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  2. Kay

    It’s very sad to see that people in the capital city of Zambia do such things.let us work up and grow in terms of thinking…

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    • Sydney Ibrahim njobvu

      I feel it’s time we practice smart politics. We cannot continue as a country to promote lawlessness in order to gain political mileage and election votes. These are the results of promoting lawlessness in order to gain votes at the expense of sanity. We allowed street vending and it has become normal but now it’s a time bomb.

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      • citizen

        there is nothing like that…if you are supporting that street vending should stop how will people feed there families think smart

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        • Samuel

          bt must the capital city remain in dirt as it used to? what they should have considerd was to look for a suitable place for the marketeers to sell their products and make a living thru all tht…!

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          • RB

            Now, after the temporal closure of markets who has died because they failed to sell and buy? Think smart. Cholera is a deadly disease.

    • Anthony

      When you have breakfast ,lauch and Supper. You are satisfied dont assume that your friends are enting.They is hunger to the vendors they crying out lound .it starts like this ,untill u regret

      Think about them .

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  3. Manex

    If I may ask…….when was government going to clean the dirtest lusaka(capital city)if we were cholera free?not in suport of it like any other concerned zambian.

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  4. Sammy

    Cholela is real people of Zambia. please let’s not take it for granted! Very dissapointing for others to take it as a political mealege

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  5. Stanley sikaonga

    Things are not moving smooth in our country…we are suffering today because of the decision we chose yesterday. Pipo of Lusaka and other cholera infected ereas, I feel pity for. Otherwise, Zambia is in big trouble

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  6. Sorrowful

    It pains seeing my innocent mother beaten for no crime… all she does is for her kids… hunger strikes her family n the only solution is to try n sell a handfull of vegetables…
    Only stupid n foolish politician can say this shit… we are suffering…
    This is not time for politics mother fuckers….
    Remember 99% of street venders are poor zambians n dont say any shit because every well meaning ZAMBIAN is pissed off with shit….
    Fuck you empty brains

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  7. Asafu John

    When ever Zambians see dirty or anything happens we say boma iyanganepo ( the gvnt must look into it)
    Now the gvnt has come in we sing we want change.
    We are living in the stone age while in 2018
    The attitude of bitterness from our HH is so poisonous to mother Zambia.
    Caging him was a right idea .

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    • Tyce

      How is HH involved into this u ingret…its the pipo who want him to be the leader be angry with the pipo not HH.Nonentity!!!

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  8. steven

    Never should u fight with government pliz people.

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  9. Benson betros

    Zambians Zambians!!!!Open your eyes nt your ears,take a clear look were our country is going,aweee!!!chachilamo we need a new leader.

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  10. eliya phiri

    it’s nt time for politics it’s time for cleaning up our city

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  11. jay

    Why are people doing this can’t they think twice before protesting?is it going to be good if the government leaves them to die of cholera?they wll b the same people who will start blaming the government that they are irresponsible so let us jst coperate and work as one in fighting against cholera

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    • james

      speaking about the been irresponsible the so-called government is very irresponsible.they are been reactive instead of been proactive,they waited for the situation to deteriorate so that they create political mileage that they are working to cover up thier corrupt activities.

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  12. Hotness

    The best way to decongest (dirtiest city in the world) is by relocating it to ngabwe district in central province. This will lead to reduction in out break of diseases like cholera.

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  13. muka

    the dirty of a place cud hav been experienced in other towns not in our capital city where the president resides.shame upon our leaders in lusaka.

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  14. Ricky

    I feel it’s time we practice smart politics.

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  15. DAVISON LYOMBA

    Too bad

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  16. Ricky

    Acting savage

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  17. Frank chola

    In my opinion the government should come up with the lasting solution to the street vendors or else this conflict will not end

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  18. Willy nacho

    Early ,,,,,,,,,,,@@@@@@@@@elections cheeeeeeeeeeeee

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  19. Donqueen

    The people were bound to retaliate with or without an external catalyst. They don’t have any meaningful employment apart from vending so they will risk their lives to sell in filthy places and be treated from cholera rather than die from hunger. Long term solutions about having clean and sanitised trading places are required.

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  20. Chongololo

    The only vendors on the streets now are the traffic police. Cleaning them out will be a cherry on this beautiful cake.

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  21. Phirnam

    That’s parade want bring confusion upon country

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  22. Smith

    Ignorance is very big disease,we know that people are suffering from hunger but let’s try to support the government to clean our places,infarct its ur bicoz of u

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  23. joseph k

    twanaka nabo

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  24. Kelly Banda

    Iam challenging anyone who supports the PF to ans this question.(1)When was the PF government going to clean the city of Lusaka if cholera had not striken??
    (2) Why is ur PF government claiming for credit instead of been blamed for cleaning city of Lusaka after cholera has tekn lives of pipo??
    CONCLUSION: PLZ! TEL UR GOVERNMENT THAT THEY CANT BE CLAIMING FOR CREDIT FOR LETTING CHOLERA KILL PIPO AND PRETEND TO BE HELPING. prevention is beta than cure.NDC FOR EVER.

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  25. tygaboy

    Too bad

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  26. CK

    It is our duty to choose the government! So what?

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  27. HamBoy Twin Given

    We ar tired of PF. Early Early Early Election.

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  28. hockley

    Comment: let the govt do what is the best.

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  29. NSUPILA

    Why are you blaming the leaders!! They are cleaning the place where you do business because you failed to clean it. Its you business people who brought chorela in the city not the gvt.

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    • Chikubabe season

      People, people let us not to blame the governor because they are not the ones who where selling Good’s & services in uncleaned areas it was you people so let’s just surpot and encourage the government to do there best in terms of fighting against cholera …………………………And this is not a politics tym so if you heat the government just know that you are westing you fucking tym . Kelly lovely. co.zm ,,,, gud day

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  30. Cahill

    Just allow them to start selling otherwise kukabaukufilila munsenga, 95 % of people in Zambia they survive through businesses, but if government barns to sell how are we going to start surviving???? Muletamba al Jazeera, umuntu alafulwa ngatafilepanga sense .

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  31. tress

    It’s only those that are foolish that can not see the goodness of what the government is doing, the problem with you Zambian you don’t know your stance that’s why you’re easily deceived by people who only want to be in power and because of that the start to blame the government of the day so that they can gain popularity but leadership does not come like that if you can’t respect those in power you also not be respected

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  32. My name

    Matthews 6:9-10

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  33. Hassan syapeza

    Now,this is what is leading to civil and political catastrophe .”the banning of street vending “and the violent behavior that the forces are portraying.
    My complent goes to the armed forces on their violent behavior.
    How are we going to cooperate when you also want to beat us up.

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  34. Adam in Eden

    1. Zambia has lost direction and it all started in the education sector.
    2. The education sector has produced inept individuals who can’t think beyond the papers.
    3. Most people ‘re scared of hard-work risk taking and self-sacrifice, this includes the so called the working class. This explains why the so called working class ‘re in deep loans.
    4. In most shanty compounds, people want a fast life. That is why you find 12 people living in a two roomed house. How can you avoid infectious diseases like cholera?
    5. Edgar Lungu or HH cannot improve your life. HH is a gifted farmer, a real invester and a risk taker. Edgar Lungu is has been hard-working lawyer all his life.
    6. No one can improve a lazy person.
    7. The idea of farming blocks will create employment for most people in shanty compounds thus decongesting the cities.
    8. Let agriculture, computer technology and art be compulsary in all schools including universities.
    9. Military training must be compulsary in all teachers training colleges.

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  35. mercutio

    Lets Pray to God for a good lasting solution. For elections now negative. 2021 For change pf out of course.

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  36. Geoffrey Bwamba Mwalya(GBM)

    These are the results of an over populated city.Criminal activities, disease,land shortage among others. Let’s not play a game of blaming one another, instead let’s work collectively as team to combat the epidemic.

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  37. RB

    Its sad that people still associate something so dangerous to their lives with politics. Cholera is real and its time that we should stand together to combat it. No need to politicize issues like this. I personally feel the government is in a right position to protect our lives just the way it is done. But foolish young politicians will definitely see everything in a negative angle.

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  38. Mervin butambo

    Government should only look for one place
    Were all marketeers can do their businessy, because for them to eat they depend in markets and money for rentals

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  39. Wise Me

    When people behave irresponsibly God always makes sure they suffer more. He sends another difficult situation. I hope you won’t be calling for change for because of the draught that is currently ravaging the country. Stop idolizing people taking advantage of you by using you due to natural calamities because they too have no solution. You must understand that having a lot of money makes someone think that they should rule the world and build castles in the air . If they can’t give you the money now they will never change your situation even if they get into power. The reason that we go back through the same problems even after changing leadership is because they are also Zambians and Africans for that matter. So let’s just help our government to maintain peace and unity in order to attract God’s favour.

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  40. Vincent Chiumya

    TO OUR FELLOW LEADERS AND VOICELESS.

    It’s true voices have spoken, what we need is sanity, good governance, peace and proper democracy in Zambia. Thanks for the idea of Cholera to clean up Zambia, we all embrence the clear out com of it (which is Clean Zambia). It’s now create rules and regulations, then put people or companies in charge of these objectives to keep Zambia clean. Again not well organised companies where corruption will be practised for personal gain.

    Zambians now know the truth about politicians taking advantage of us once elected into office. Do not depend on Our President H.E E.C Lungu for the command for you cabinet ministers and MPs to take action in your ministries. This is what you ought to do;

    (1) Act on the obligations and duties you are ordained for.
    (2) Go to the people you represent in your capacity’s in your areas and listen to what the want, present it now to Parliament and amended. Work our your budget according to the needs of the people and budget allocations in a transparent mannar where all your good citizens are able to see the progress and development on the ground. Therefore, you are assured of being voted gain in power as a party and your team.

    Plans on papers and promises are read every day you promise and are not implemented, and you think Zambians are not educated enough to notice that. please wake up politicians and do the right things for your fellow citizens and stop well organised corruption where no one is to report the other.

    We appreciate the Clean Zambia program and now we want our fellow citizens to start trading in good environments. But for this to carry on well allow the security men to continue in visible to allow the minds of corrupt dirt minds of hard to change minds to change for the better. These security men need to exist for the period of six months or so until we see to it that role and order is followed. My suggestion is form a rotational security wing that regularly rotate in all the CBDs in all the pronvinces in Zambia to instill role and order. I know Zambia are fast at spreading the news than any other medias. Your positions as Politians is to implement your promises and continue with the unfinished projects of previous government for development.

    CIVIC CENTRES IN ZAMBIA 2018

    To all Civic Centres in Zambia, it is my humble advise that start working your actions to wards a Clean Zambia Program. There is no time to blame Zambians of making Zambia dirt you are responsible of maintaining Clean Zambia. You have the mandet to Clean Cities in your provinces and maintain all areas of development and people will willingly comply to your obligations and payments. What you ought to do is find places in your Provincial centres where you can build markets and depots for receiving goods, orders and storages. Decentralize them into strategic positions for easy transportion of goods from farmers to markets places. Again if you involve investors in be part of this development give them conditions favourable to our citizens not to you and investors only.

    On city planning. Provincial Town clerks together with all department involved in planning the cities, I believe it is your duties to give out land locations in accordance with the rules and regulations of how the land locations should be allocated to citizens and investors for proper development and organised land map. Master plan should be followed and not allowing Politians to buy land for the seek of campaigns giving it to cadres to locate land hence resulting into unstructured buildings.
    We can still locate land in our Provincial Civic Centres (towns) market places, depots and create fee paying toilets there, water utilities, garbage collection centres, banks, restaurants etc. For more info. Ref: National Development Consultant (+260964031986).

    All hope is not lost thanks to our late President Michael Chilufya Sata for allowing all fellow citizens to trade anywhere in the CBD and residents places. The result is that people have become independent local investors and employers, bread winners in the families, able to sponsor families, to become Landlords, raises from vocals to full traders and even travel abroad to do cross boarder trades. Especially with the advocacy of involving women in gender development we see most women driving everywhere. These are Good Results of allowing every citizen to trade anywhere then. Though it was for campaign purpose, it led to Mr Data to win elections unonmassily. Now the problem is this; not locating places for markets so that these marketeers are able to operate in an orderly manner following laid down rules for all levie, fees payments to allow maintainance at all times in all Provincial Civic Centres of Zambia. As a concerned citizen with the vision of how I can run the nation if I was given chance to work as a representative of our fellow Zambians. That is why I share these ideas.

    In conclusion, please give our marketeers trading space and allow those shops to clean up and start following a Monthly Cleaning Evaluation Report (MCER) to maintain there businesses and provide sanity and practise hygiene in there businesses. To all these affected by this pandemic inclusive of Employers, Employees, Marketeers, Farmers, Drivers, Banks, Filling Stations,Tall gates, Travellers, Traders, Business owners, Zesco, Tourism sector,Security wings,Opposition parties and unborn children. To this effect let all concerned Zambian Citizen take a board understanding at reason together for our better peaceful One Zambia One Nation.

    Shalom Fellow Citizens.

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    • U hv gud leadership qualities

      Ba Bunda,am not a kanyama resident am from KT ,bt concerned about de words u say like poverty,illiteracy and getto lifestyle. U know,its de duty of de government to improve de lifestyle of its citizens by giving dem quality affordable education, employment with gud salaries, were one wil be able to improve deir life bt our leaders ar busy with their interest, once u vote for them they forget to target de poor in de society remember de late president honorable sata ,he wanted to change the lives of de poor by introducing high salaries,no casual workers and many more things .if Mr sata ws here my dear de country this time wud hv gone up.now my President ec lungu hv failed coz he don’t hv that heart ,l can say he didn’t had any plans,goals for de country to work on ,the cholera wouldn’t hv been broken if we hv working leaders coz dey ar supposed to be in their respective work places were they hv been appointed to nt in offices all de time dey ar supposed to be checking wats going on and supervise ,work together with de people infact marketeers pay Levis which is supposed to be used to collect gabbages and clean de same markets not ukwima lilya fyabipa and preventing is better than cure ,moreover cholera has cost as a lot coz we wouldn’t hv spent so much for prevention and it started as early as October if our leaders took this matter we wouldn’t hv lost our beloved Zambians.also schools going children will experience poor results coz they ar nt learning until further notice and its also poor development for de country and u know we hv experienced so many calamities during de last two years eg.poor rains ,army worm’s, market burns ,cholera etc,concerned pf voter were ar we going my president I trusted u .

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    • Mk1

      Ba Bunda,am not a kanyama resident am from KT ,bt concerned about de words u say like poverty,illiteracy and getto lifestyle. U know,its de duty of de government to improve de lifestyle of its citizens by giving dem quality affordable education, employment with gud salaries, were one wil be able to improve deir life bt our leaders ar busy with their interest, once u vote for them they forget to target de poor in de society remember de late president honorable sata ,he wanted to change the lives of de poor by introducing high salaries,no casual workers and many more things .if Mr sata ws here my dear de country this time wud hv gone up.now my President ec lungu hv failed coz he don’t hv that heart ,l can say he didn’t had any plans,goals for de country to work on ,the cholera wouldn’t hv been broken if we hv working leaders coz dey ar supposed to be in their respective work places were they hv been appointed to nt in offices all de time dey ar supposed to be checking wats going on and supervise ,work together with de people infact marketeers pay Levis which is supposed to be used to collect gabbages and clean de same markets not ukwima lilya fyabipa and preventing is better than cure ,moreover cholera has cost as a lot coz we wouldn’t hv spent so much for prevention and it started as early as October if our leaders took this matter we wouldn’t hv lost our beloved Zambians.also schools going children will experience poor results coz they ar nt learning until further notice and its also poor development for de country and u know we hv experienced so many calamities during de last two years eg.poor rains ,army worm’s, market burns ,cholera etc,concerned pf voter were ar we going my president I trusted u .plez ngamwamona fyashupa kwima mwebene,wen u see de people appointed ar nt working ,u go in different ministerial and see wats going on u will den start working coz they will be scared just like sata used to do ,without informing dem ati u ar visiting .hv got a lot to say such de page can be too small I end here .

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  41. Xando

    We Politicians kno that Zambians are good at forgetting,chicken memory..hehehe. Just before 2021 elections, we will do something that will make u vote for us again.

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  42. mulongoti

    Look The leader opposed to government is the only political party who visited kanyama he’s the only person who incited the residents to protest over what’s good health care this man it’s true he has no heart for the pipo the good thing is that the people who are not interested in the fact that there’s there must be just one president at the time now those calling for early elections what for this time it’s ecl no matter what you wait you won’t until 2021 and you fall like Babylon uichindike waumfwa

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  43. Zack

    Let us be patients with the government cause they re doing this for our own good

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  44. mulongoti

    You can even tell by the symbols of the party in the picture this man I wonder what kind of fixing he talks about because you cannot fix without people so u pipo be careful this is non political event atase ubufonteen

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  45. mboro

    am happy with the clean up.us in eastern we are happy .what is kanyama to call for early election
    kunya bwino.we want this gov to continue combating cholera.one chagwa

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  46. mystery man

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    it’s………just kafwafwa in zambia. I don’t even know what zambia will be in the next 20 yrs or so.

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  47. Gibson Chisenga

    Too bad

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  48. Richard

    Very ldoits maggots. LUNGU he told you, that last time ” i don’t ve a vision to this country. ” now, you see what happen to our country, economy crisis, and calamity, we went through. next time, vote wisely.

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  49. pwe pwe pwe

    sorrowful fuck you too.we want Edgar to rule not a cow

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  50. Emmanuel

    But I think what others are saying is true that there are people who are hungry,poverty and they need to be selling so that they can earn some money for food, school fees,and many other things you know. And besides ba kanyama stop rioting with the police because it will turn to war at last.

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  51. Verdict

    I indeed understand that the on going chorela out break in Lusaka is not caused by the current by the government but its being created by our own laziness of failing to follow just simple basic chorela prevention,,,,,its so sad and pitiful to c pipo denying with the pandemic water born and air

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  52. JOOBO HAAMATIMBA

    The cleaning up started a long time I am sure that a reasoning leader could have told the venders to go on vending and mantain the cleanness . Destroying people’s sources of their wants is the same as destroying their lives you destroyed their stands, my qquestion is after this cholera out break is the the government going to build up the stands?

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  53. Alex

    U feel th same way i feel bro

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  54. Tagkyzee

    Zambia is non’t
    for pf zambia is my country my mother land

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  55. Jake

    Read of Crudeness and Truth at
    https://www.city-journal.org/html/crudeness-and-truth-15668.html
    Zambia is a s***hole
    This is unacceptable.
    Time for change – Make Zambia Great Again

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  56. Sianga

    Typical example of under five politician. One wonders as to why these poor young persons agree to be used by some rich individuals who have nothing to offer for Mother Zambia apart from pride and selfish motives.

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  57. voter

    voting wisely does not mean voting for hh.we voted wisely for chagwa

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  58. Charles phiri

    Its just a matter of coperating,northing is gud other wise

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  59. Sammy

    My fellow Zambians get it right this is not time for politics infact it’s because of our carelessness ( dothi)

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  60. Bunda

    i think poverty in kanyama has made people there think that its government’s problem for cause of cholera yet they forget its their premitive lifestyle of gettho that harbors vibro cholera.these people are influenced by opposition to cause violence and due to illiteracy,they resort to such.finally, i don’t think upnd can make government ,they are very childish and dangerous party.

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  61. kk

    Mukula,Mukudya Ndalama Cholera Muli Ziee BA pompwe Mps

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  62. James

    their is a close relationship between corruption, poverty, diseases and illiteracy.therefore a formula can be deduced: corruption=poverty+diseases+illiteracy.

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  63. Charmin

    So bad for them and cooperation is good guy’s and let’s we love one another that’s u we say one Zambia one nation

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  64. Richard masanta

    Lungu must resign before it is too late, I am a PF supporter just to be fair it is proved that Lungu has failed to run this country. It better he leave the office of the President before Zambia went into bigger problems. Mr Lungu you have tried but you have failed to rule this country, just imagine Zambia face a lot of challenges since you took over! Let others also to try please Ba Lungu twanaka naimwe!!!!

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  65. Dickson Lungu

    Its time to pray to God .we are in the last days all these things that we are facing gives us what the bible says .in the last days people shall be lovers of money ,nation against nation .etc .Zambia as a Christian nation late us raise and pray to our God .

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  66. Chikwikwi Steadious

    Is the government fight Cholera or Street vending?I need an answer.

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  67. Steadious Twalumba Chikwikwi

    Is the governemt fighting against Cholera or against street vending?

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  68. Dus muzz

    Let as work together with the govt to c to it that, the breaking if thus vibro cholera us prevented…… Am also supporting that the govt is not in a good direction, but for this issue let’s just coparet and clean our country…. And bring back the street v….and marketeers with conditions.. And obligations.. Thank u

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  69. Alfred mwanza

    These electoral votes become like memoria votes

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  70. john c

    Let The Gv’t Do Its Work.For Those Who Shout For Change Time Will Come And We Will Come Whom We Want.

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  71. Given Twin

    Ba pf u have fail to rule de country. Nkote imweee muyina naku yina while ur fellow Zambianz ar suffering. Mwakangiwa imwee bene kosweeee

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  72. Samuel

    Think wisely so that you remain blameless

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  73. Tripo J

    Pliz Zambians We Cant Solve A Problem By Bringing In Another Problem This Is Building A Mountain Of Catastrophy…Where Is Kk To Remind Us Dat One Zambia One Nation…How I Wish FTJ Was Alive To Remind Us On Zambia A Christian Nation…

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  74. Ejected

    Zambians Let’s Learn To Cry We’re Necessary And Not the Other Way Round.

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  75. mulongoti

    Bunda you’re right upnd is a frastrated, tribal, and ungrateful party they have eyes but they can’t see even those intelligent people following him shud be ashamed to be part of this contraband of Non thinkers god have mercy on this jealousy person driven by special hate for he doesn’t know what he is doing omg prayer God is to teach him the lesson of his life he could have caused all those patients to die how can we have a so heartless person as president twakana look at him closely in his eyes You will see that yyyyyyyyy ummmmmmm I doubt

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  76. Charles Nambo

    Please please please zambian for once let’s accept that we are one Zambia one nation no matter who we support we are one family so let us not fight because of our leader’s please please God is a good leader

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  77. EPH PHIRI

    LET US UNITE

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  78. diddy

    Nayo nayo …people should stay cum and make proper decision about whats happening than destroying there own things they ll be using after 2021 change…

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  79. Ray Mulowa

    the riot wasn’t because of cleaning but the removal of venders now how are they going to sustain themselves.zambia is our country with this leadership we are heading nowhere.

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  80. peaceboy mathews

    Lets no put a blame on anyone even the government but we should just tell the government to impriment policies that can talk on behalf of the street vendors……..we are one

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  81. Peter makonye

    It’s actually disgusting to have a capital city which is so nasty like Lusaka, for us as a nation we have to gather our minds and do a better thing.

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  82. Peace maker

    To all Zambians especially youths these people who are rioting are upnd and pf, Zambians wakeup we need education to understand this situation can we all reason together and join hands to fight what is finishing our fellow Zambias remember (chaona munzako capita mawa chilipaiwe)I tell this 95% those cadres are not educated so let us teach one another to understand and have one common goal that will help all of us move to the next level

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  83. As I see it

    The problem we have in Zambia is that we have greed politicians. Too much in hurry to become presidents. What the Edgar lungu government has done is commendable. And anyone critizing the removing of vendors from the streets is person not able to see good and does not derserve to rule the night nation. Look at other presidents that allowed veding what did it give us dirt cities.

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  84. Moses nkole

    This country is on fire our leader wake up!!!!!!!?

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  85. hanene

    The blame game has become the order of the day. I do not see any see any sense of blaming HH over what is happening. The Govt should have a good backbone with its decisions. Playing on the minds of its citizens will not yield good results. How do you keep on shifting people from one place to the other ? People are hungry and you do not need to work on their minds or lest they become suspicious. Some of the problems we are now experiencing are an inheritance from Mr sata. The Govt should work extra hard and stop the blaming game. Dr Mwanawasa left a big legacy for the Zambian people. He had to use part of the upnd manifesto in agriculture and most of the people were happy. When people complain they are alleged to be sponsored by the opposition. Let priorities be attended to first. We are hungry and we need food on our tables. Creating a good environment is even better than giving marketeers tu market empowerment fund.

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  86. nana

    The blame is on government reasons :the government saw that drainage were bad in the capital and they keept quite ,poor sewer systems so many recages ,pipo were damping cabbages every where !all the above could have been prevented by the government because all know that all the above leads to the situation we are today.thats where the government is been blamed because we could’ve been prevented this. So we need our government to see beyond one year ahead not to fail in a same trap again.less stop pointing fingers to one another thanks.

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  87. Morgan Tembo

    There are people vending in almost all the major cities of the world including Lagos, New York, Johannesburg and what is wrong with having vendors in Lusaka city…? Basically Zambia has an ever increasing rate of unemployment, let alone more and more youths are getting better qualifications with nowhere to apply them and so they resort to vending. The much anticipated part of government of the day is to collect levy from the same venders and use it to maintaining cleanliness among other things.

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  88. pride kaunda

    Let the kingdom of God rules. Us we are humans with errors Tamwakaletalikana Lesa ngateka

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  89. Chitechi pa Neighbor

    Zambia has not been known at global level for any real good things reasons. Every time, I would point to people who ask where it is the is is above Mugabe’s country, now they can see it really well… asking me, you mean where there is Chorela? is Lusaka the capital city? etc and I just go like… Yaba!

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  90. bosswize

    As zambians we are too weak we make dicions and regret afterwards if its choosing another ruler lets just choose talema

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  91. joel signs

    its no about the opposition here its about the current situation obtaining on the ground,no opposition is involved in this riot at kanyama countrymen.A country like Zambia where the majority live below the standard of living, it is very vital to heed to the calls of the masses affected not protected the elected to lead hence a sound resolution must be provided henceforth-joelsigns patriotic Zambian

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  92. B.O.B

    The removal of street venders was a wise idea by our President if not cholera would have wept us off, let them just take heart and wait for the government decision of the new place to be allocated then the way it was before

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  93. Majoni Tyson

    Chorela has come as a result of poor policies by pf regime for not including important programs such kip Zambia clean and the provision of clean water for citizens which is a duty for every responsible government. Now the pf has shifted their blame on inocent street vendors. That’s just a shame, it’s like a man who urinates on the bed and hide in a child. We danced dunana reverse with our fat buttocks backward now our buttocks have melted. We nid to learn a lesson.

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  94. Elijah Mwanza

    Plz react soon before these raiots continues

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