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EXPOSE’: UPND FINANCIER, HH SWINDLE UNZA ON EAST PARK DEAL

The Private Public Partnership (PPP) contract signed between the University of Zambia and Graduare Property Development Limited is being used as a channel to fund UPND’s political activities, our investigations reveal.

In 2010, the University of Zambia Council and Graduare, the developer, signed the PPP agreement in which the latter, where UPND financier Collin Sitali is a shareholder and using Italian businessman Diego Casilli as a front in the deal.

PACRA records show that shareholders in Graduare are Sitali, who is a director, Gillian Casilli, Diego’s wife, a director who is listed as Zambian, South African Terence Rory Mackey and Antoinette Margaret Basson, a South Africa.

Under this deal where UNZA leased part of its land, Graduare was to construct a shopping mall (East Park) and student hostels.

The agreement was further that 90 per cent of the employees at East Park Mall should  have been disadvantaged students who have difficulties in paying their school fees.

However, only the shopping mall, which obviously is a money spinner for the developer, has been constructed while the project for student hostels and the employment of vulnerable students is still pending.

According to the contract agreement for the construction of student hostels which Zambia Reports is in possession of, the hostel project was to take effect six months after the signing of the contract on February 8, 2010.

One of the stated conditions stipulate that failure to do this within the six-month period would be considered a breach of contract and allow the UNZA Council to phase out the project.

“The Developers shall, within the period of six months from the date of this Contract verifiably demonstrate their capacity and ability to raise the finances required to develop the Students Hostels. Failure to demonstrate capacity and ability to raise the finances shall constitute fundamental breach of this Contract. The risk associated with failure to complete the Development shall be managed through phasing of the project,” stated the contract in part as seen by Zambia Reports.

It has been established that Graduare is ignoring its obligation to provide new student hostels as stipulated in the contract agreement.

Another point of agreement in the PPP project was the construction of a hotel and business park in which UNZA was to have shares, but that has not been done either.

Had the student hostels been contracted as agreed between Graduare and the UNZA Council, the issue of accommodation problems at the institution of higher learning would not have been there by now.

Instead, the deal is clearly a channel to finance personal and political interests since one of the shareholders of Graduare is a financier for the UPND.

80 Comments

  1. SONTA DONATION YOBE

    TOO BAD,KINDLY AVAIL THE DETAILS LINKING GRADUARE AND UPND OR IS IT THAT BECAUSE ONE OF THE EMPLOYEE OF THE SAID DEVELOPER IS UPND THEN THERE IS A PROBLEM.

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    • Wandering Ghost of Bill Ferron

      Deport Money Laundering Diego and Rajan Mahtani. They are economic Sabotagers.

      DEC is compromised. If it was not so how come Witch doctor Mahtani who stole billions through fake medical bills for his ever-dying wife, always travelling to Washington travel bills issued by Nachimuthu (his Indian secretary) and all these bills charged to Finance Bank, Professional Insurance, Chamanga Changa and Leasing Finance. One man and One ever-dying woman and this fellow is in His Finsbury House with ever-dying wife while bills are telling he is supposed to be travelling in 4 seats under four invoices for the same trip, always via South Africa, first class, over 90,000 dollars every month taken out by false pretence. Is it not money laundering?
      5000 bogus accounts to bleed Malawian economy by taking forex out of Malawi through ghost bank accounts. Barkat Ali giving him 20000 dollars per trip to Malawi and Europe, Washington DC and the same through Finance Bank Malawi, Professional Insurance, Leasing Finance and Chamanga Changa Milling.
      He has been boasting that Lungu is in his pockets. Lungu directed to give 10000 hectares of land as he paid him 200,000 dollars for his overseas clients’ diesel from grass project.
      Mahtani is a danger to Zambia. How easily this snake sneaks into state house irrespective of who is the president?

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      • Bark at ali (barkat Ali)

        Tell us more. We will take it up and ensure this Thug from India (Rajan Lekhraj Mahtani, why did he not change his name if he is a true Christian? He is using Christianity to steal from Christian Nation) goes behind the bars.

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      • Craven Joan

        Shut up you lazy Zambian. Dr. Mahtani is a respectable businessman and is a self-made man, not like some of you jealous lazy streetboys like your number 1 visionless Presido.
        Jealousy kills

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        • Mary Schultz

          Leave my brother alone. Fight your battles and do not in Jesus’s name drag my sickly brother.

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          • Mary Schultz

            Mahtani is a victim of petty jealousy. Rupiah was an evil after him.
            He is running a small deposit taking financial institution. Let him earn his living at the tender age of 71. He is a pinnacle of honesty, a role model for PF cadres.

          • Rashid P

            It’s a known fact that Rajan is a criminal . He has been bleeding this country with impunity. Worse than the chaps entrusted with the selling of ZCCM assets. Wish him a quick but painful demise.

        • Muka

          See sense in what this guy is telling us though he is trying to link UPND to this. Politics out, if it was agreed that the developer was going to construct hotels for the students and nothing has happened, why are the UNZA council committe members quiet about it? Can we say they are a private beneficiary or what. We, the Zambian public, were not there when they were signing the agreement. This is 2019 and the project took off in 2010, please report this to ACC and the police to follow up

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          • Joseph Zulu

            Please pipo why you always believed in rumors, if Zambian is Rich is seeking public office is it acrime? Look at Trump is Rich but is holding apublic office no talk talk in USA here muntu ankale osauka ni topic rich ni topic why please stop talking pabantu.

        • Misheck

          Sorry you sound like you have no respect for Zambian people, which makes the statement to be true ,that your Mr mahathani is a fraudulent person.zambians are watching so becareful!

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    • Boza - UPND not involved do more research

      Is this not the contract where UNZA has 10% shares and the developer given 42 years lease which is obviously already a rip off?? The writer of this article and it’s heading is malicious and misleading as I can’t see clearly how UPND comes in when you consider the above data clearly indicating that 90% goes to the developers and if Sitali has indeed any shares, it must be only 1% or so. So how does the money go to UPND??? Please do more research before you write

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  2. PM

    Is there a paper trail of money coming from East park mall to UPND? If the said financier is using his legitimate earnings from his shares from East park mall to fund a political party..then whats wrong with that ? Unless he is using money earmarked for students hostels…then there is a problem. Which is which?

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    • Daniel Banda

      The problem is that the individuals should not be benefiting at the expense of PPP obligations. It would seem that the UPND through the individual is reaping where it didn’t sows to the disadvantage of rightful stakeholders. It wouldn’t have been of concern if the individual used their dividend to support a political party of their choice. It is wrong to deny other stakeholders their dividends while one continues to receive. UNZA being quasi-government institution, ”Boma iyang’anepo.”

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  3. P.M

    Also the headline is rather mischivous. UPND FINANCIER HH SWINDLE UNZA. This is wrong as the article does not mention HH involvement in the project contract. This is gutter reporting .

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  4. Dude

    Fili okotuleya!

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  5. Marian

    Hey leave HH alone its not the money for the taxpayers or government

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  6. kka

    this is unprofessional reporting, the statement in ambiguous.

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  7. Mpemba Nkule

    Fwiti fwiti yaaaa …!

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  8. The Instigator

    When I saw the headline, I was drooling. Malenda yenze yachoka, gleefully waiting for the part which incriminates on HH. To my disappointment, the article has miserably failed to explicitly link HH to this scandal. This article can only be described as a click bait.

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    • Chibe Chibe

      It’s a phony. It promises stuff it doesn’t deliver atase!

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      • John Goma

        It’s like cuppuccino. Muntu na chipani is it the same?

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  9. Lisa

    Cannot be compaired to Pf countless deals. From day 1 of pf in govt deals started, HH is a good, wise & honest man to save Zambia.

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    • Daniel Banda

      Akulasanikwa! HH is Zambian and especially someone who has tested the sweetness of money. He can’t be trusted. He like others he has surrendered his authority to cadres. Charity begins at home. 🤗🤗

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  10. A .mbilima.

    It’s only GOD who knows about Zambian politics.

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  11. Doubt Katwishi

    Guilty are always afraid! Running before they are chased!

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    • Daniel Banda

      The FIC report is a block buster from Mars. We are yet to see more skeletons rattling out of more wardrobes.

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  12. Truth man

    This is nonsense to say the least . Zambia reports find good material to write about.This one is a miss!

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  13. Munchinji

    Senseless journalism. Where is the connection between the headline and the story? Tell us how HH swindled UNZA as suggested by your headline? If you can’t prove this then all the personnel, editors and journalists, must go back to a credible school of journalism. You are luck HH is a noble man who ignores false accusations from illogical characters otherwise you would have landed in court facing libel, defamation, character assassination suits. Please let objectivity, honesty, truth and impartiality be your guide and you will earn respect from your readers. Sensationalism and lies do not pay as they have a very short duration (life).

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    • Daniel Banda

      Izo ndiye nkhuyu zodyamwana zinapota mukulu! Bad figs eaten by a child causing stomachache in the parent.

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  14. puzzled

    mmm ma reports yapa zed this one is the worstest reporting tell us something we wil understand the headline involvs hh the article niyenangu what the hell….

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  15. Indoshi palupe

    This story is total bullshit!

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  16. Mwamba

    Go to school to relearn how to report. Your story and title so different, what ever this man has done to you that makes you do that, that’s your business. He and us will keep prospering while you are hating on us.

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  17. Brian sehela

    Immediately I ready the headline, I thought now Zambia has been infested by swindlers. Go back to school so u learn how to report properly.

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  18. Zebenga

    Useless report u have failed to say anything on financial intelligence center finding on huge amount of money missing all you want is to vindicate HH with this unprofessionally kind of reporting.

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  19. hambwalula George jimmy

    Please, compatriots, dont bother much with such authors and their cronnies, they think same and speak same.the context, the title and the message all are in disarray. They my just tell you mfwiti fwiti.

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  20. wamunyima

    your reporting is rubbish but hatred
    no fucts ala…
    you be poverty until your body the soil abd the soul perish

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  21. wamunyimakasongo

    your reporting is rubbish but hatred
    no fucts ala…
    you be poverty until your body back to the soil and the soul perish

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  22. Concerned Zambian

    The title and body of the article are not properly linked…
    Unprofessional journalism or just incompetence….. Nothing worse than wasting people’s time with bad journalism.

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  23. Man mude

    Malabishi, how do hh come inn there? You guys do you even sleep on hh? I think tamulala. Now do you think you can dent hh or upnd on that one.

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  24. mmmm

    Sakwiba is an idyot. How does HH come into this business venture? To be rich in Zambia is a crime especially if you are not funding ruling junta.
    Shame on Sikota, using his cheap online media to slur rich people. Rich people create jobs, not stealing Chagwa and Sikota.

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  25. Maicas

    What is important in this report is to establish if indeed there was breach of contract more so the building of student hotels which according to this report has been done. I am calling my children the UNZA student council to take up this matter

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  26. Josiah

    Mmm this is kinda propaganda issues and please for our country to develop can’t we put our mindset and support as one???
    A lot of things are still pending in this country.

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  27. Chiti Chewe

    THE HEADLINE AND THE STORY ARE JUST FINE. WHAT IT BASICALLY MEANS IS THAT HH IS SOMEHOW ACCOUNTABLE & RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS MEMBERS ACTIONS… WHATEVER HIS PARTY MEMBERS DO WILL BE PUT IN HIS NAME… THE HOSTEL MAY HAVE BEEN DELAYED MAYBE BY SOME FINANCIAL REASONS SITTING… THE HOSTELS MAY COME LATER. THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN PHASES, I GUESS. IT’S WHAT’S MORE PROFITABLE FOR SHAREHOLDERS THAT THEY HAVE BROUGHT FIRST…

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    • P.M

      So Lungu is accountable for the action of all PF cadres. He should then account for where Lusambo got the money he bought food stuffs for people in kabushi. He should also account for all the money his ministers spend on building all thise mansions…living beyond their means.

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  28. Zedian

    We are tired of HH this HH that but u cant arrest him, so shut up! 2021 we wont buy into your dull privatization stories or BP retires who only come at election time. So if u are for real arrest him…..mfwiti mfwiti…

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  29. Cheche

    A stupid article that only deserves an equally stupid comment. Kalaleni Ba Zambia Reports.

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  30. Bwete

    Zambia report if you got nothing to say or report about, you better keep your dirty mouths shut coz we know that you are a highed gun and when time comes we gonna fish you out one by one useless people sponsored by the foolish pf presido. Bamakaka mwembwamwe

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  31. fuck this report

    Mulungu azaweluza….. Nyoko Nyoko

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  32. AK

    I was waiting to see the analysis to end like UPND HH is influencing the delay to construct the hostels and hotels so that problems continue at UNZA but to no avail. Like someone has asked why is the UNZA council not pursuing this issue 8 years since this aspect the contract was breached. Have they been bribed if not why.

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  33. Edgar Siakacoma

    At least there is some performance. We are still waiting for AVIC to complete all it’s projects. The Lusaka – Ndola road too

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  34. Renard Ng'andwe

    There is a clear mismatch or a disarray between the headline and the content of the article. Learn to factual or else something is missing in your professionalism.

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  35. Daniel Banda

    Save for the politically illiterate masses. Elsewhere this type of report should have been sinking a few nails into HH’s political ambitions’ coffin.

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  36. CHILEKWA O'BRIEN

    …the report title is not statistically significant with the story in the article.total nonsense for that matter.

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  37. BJ

    Story content by Mr. Phiri seems not worth the grade. Connection between unza and the upnd party and it’s leader hh is not there at all. Hmn! Mr. Phiri, you may end up tarnishing the image of your profession. Ndeloleshafye!!!

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  38. BJ

    Story content by Mr. Phiri seems not worth the grade. Connection between unza and the upnd party and it’s leader hh is not there at all. Hmn! Mr. Phiri, you may end up tarnishing the image of your profession. Ukalenga bwana hh bakakane ukumusala palya afwaisha. Ndeloleshafye!!!

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  39. Kanyembo

    Biased reporting, am a sympathizer of of but this is nonsense.

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  40. Esau soko

    They are people in zambia will clap ,even when other people can put feaces on their plates containing food.
    Indians are naturally crookes they like harvesting where they did not sew,Vendata when was buying kcm what did he say?He insulted all zambians by buying the mine so cheap.
    Rajan mahatan is the all time thief.

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  41. Geoffrey Machayi

    The Reporter is blind or does not live in Zambia, and Lusaka in particular. When you go UNZA, on the Eastern side towards Kalingalinga, one will see the developments taking place there as part of the contract agreement. Ba Zambia Reports, be factual. This hatred for one person has gone out of hand and it is unzambian.

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  42. Shushu

    Mfwiti, mfwiti, mfwiti

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  43. James

    both sides ifya bupuba. You’ve nothing better to do.

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  44. James

    both sides ifya bupuba. You’ve nothing better to do.

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  45. Chiddyobo kapwita

    HH is like a matahani a victim of jealous. I don’t see how he comes into the Pic according to this report. Plz journalists in Zambia try to be reasonable in yo reporting otherwise u make people go for barabass at the expense of Jesus the true diamond

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  46. TK

    this report is full of no sense

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  47. Boza- UPND not involved do more research

    Is this not the contract where UNZA has 10% shares and the developer given 42 years lease which is obviously already a rip off?? The writer of this article and it’s heading is malicious and misleading as I can’t see clearly how UPND comes in when you consider the above data clearly indicating that 90% goes to the developers and if Sitali has indeed any shares, it must be only 1% or so. So how does the money go to UPND??? Please do more research before you write.?

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  48. Gebbo

    Really? Why can’t they avail the report to ACC?
    I would also like to see more coverage on the FIC report. Someone akali kuba borehole tax yanga.

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  49. Madiba

    The writer of this article is obesed with the name HH, how does HH come in? If you don’t have what to write just sit home you fool

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  50. Jms

    Shame Zambia’s security wing is in shambles no wonder why its very easy to intimidate an officer in military we may have outsiders but if the security is weak just know that the law makers mostly are outsiders they don’t care whether that particular maybe dismantled or not in other countries were they respect their people and nation foreigners behave themselves its shame these things are being see and heard by the head its extremely shame

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  51. Jms

    Shame Zambia’s security wing is in shambles no wonder why its very easy to intimidate an officer in military we may have outsiders but if the security is weak just know that the law makers mostly are outsiders they don’t care whether that particular maybe dismantled or not in other countries were they respect their people and nation foreigners behave themselves its shame these things are being see and heard by the head its extremely shame when you want to win someone confuse her/him but in this case its cheap mind the writer is being used without thinking useless creature no wonder why many are FOREIGNER or HALF CARSTERS I don’t think (quietness+badness =politeness) no it will result in more harm in the society so be careful with the people you adopt be coz these are the culprits open your eyes don’t sleep foolishly

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  52. DannyB

    Stop This NoSense Ba Zambia Report Why Are U So Jealous Of Your Fellow Is Not ZambiaN Like U?

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  53. Jms

    We don’t care who is who what we care is someone who protects and care for mother Zambia

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  54. DEEP THROAT

    There are two issues here. One concerns the PPP contract and the other deals with specific names of individuals and their perceived deeds. I will only summarily deal with the one.
    The acceptance by a developer to do something extra in return for an award of contract ( i.e. in addition to contractual obligations) is called Development Gain.
    The project inspectors, architects, civil and structural project engineers, should not have issued certificates of completion unless the Development Gain had been completed.
    Those may help the enquirers understand how and why certificates of completion were issued, if at all.

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  55. Not interested

    People of Zambia in 2021 we need a super government

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  56. Jms

    UNZA is a government institution unless it is a private one its shame this sims a chance for uneducated people to pin innocent ones it won’t happen you are just showing how foolish you are

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  57. Stanley Masumba

    No sense this make up story can it be compared with the stealing of money reported by fic
    Tired of you

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  58. Jms

    Their is a saying which says that (if you want to win someone confuse him/her now it sims confused ones here are writers and those making up stories) I think its time we stand together and chase these vultures they are scrambling for our resources its time for Zambians to put aside MERCY a bit and fight for freedom otherwise too much of anything may lead to disaster

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  59. Christopher lombe

    2021 its pf all the way

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  60. Me

    All the way. No satanist nor tribalist.

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  61. ECL

    whether mupange callable naba UNZA kuwina kweve……. TIWINA

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