Chamisa Hails “Professional” Zambian Security Agencies

MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has commended Zambia’s State institutions, namely the military, police, intelligence services and electoral authorities for facilitating a largely credible election on 12 August. Chamisa said the southern African country’s President-Elect, Hakainde Hichilema showed magnanimous leadership in victory while the outgoing president Edgar Lungu exhibited humility in conceding defeat. Zimbabwe’s most popular opposition leader also lauded Zambia’s security agencies for the “exemplary professionalism and independence” they have shown. Chamisa tweeted on Monday: I honour the magnanimous leadership of President-elect [Hakainde Hichilema] and the humility of [Edgar CLungu]…

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Zambian President Lungu Concedes Defeat, Pledges Peaceful Handover Of Power

Zambia’s outgoing president Edgar Lungu conceded defeat on Monday after a landslide election win by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is set to become the southern African country’s 7th President. With all but one of 156 constituencies counted, Hichilema had won 2 810 777 votes against Lungu’s 1 814 201, and the electoral commission declared him the next president. Lungu (64) congratulated Hichilema in a televised address, marking Zambia’s third peaceful handover of power to an opposition party. He has also indicated that he will comply with constitutional provisions to…

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Zambia’s Opposition Candidate Hichilema Wins Presidential Election

Zambia’s opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema won the country’s presidential election, defeating incumbent Edgar Lungu, the southern African nation’s election commission announced early on Monday. With 155 of 156 constituencies reporting, Hichilema, the United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, secured more than 2.8 million votes, while Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) was in second place with over 1.8 million votes in the vote held last Thursday. Hichilema (59) had been leading in exit polls and preliminary election results released throughout the weekend. Electoral commission chairman Justice Esau Chulu said…

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Zambian President Lungu Declares 12 August Election A Nullity

The incumbent president of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu has said the general election held in that country on the 12th of August should be nullified on grounds that it was not free and fair. Lungu accuses the opposition of violence which saw some polling agents being chased away. We present the statement issued by his assistant Isaac Chipampe. PRESIDENT LUNGE DECLARES GENERAL ELECTION NOT FREE AND FAIR LUSAKA, (Saturday 14th August 2021)—His Excellency Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has said his party, the Patriotic Front,…

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Edgar Lungu warns perpetrators of violence

Zambian PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has described as shocking the murder of Patriotic Front North Western Province Chairman Jackson Kungo, and a brother of provincial Deputy Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Chihili.President Lungu is further dismayed by the amount of mayhem in North Western,some parts of Westen, and Southern provinces which he says has effectivelyrendered the elections in the three provinces not free and fair. “How can you talk about free and fair elections when our opponents have takenthis election as war?When people say elections were not free and fair, they accuse the…

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Zambia Elections: Elections Not Free And Fair – President Lungu

The president of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu has said elections have not been free and fair in some parts of the country where there was violence. Lungu has since deployed more soldiers across the country following reports of violence on the voting day, 12 August. Lungu accuses the opposition of violence. In a series of posts on Twitter, Lungu said: I received with shock and great sadness the report about the killing in cold blood of Jackson Kungo, who was my party’s chairman for North-Western Province, and a brother of…

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Zambia’s Founding President Kenneth Kaunda Dies

Zambia’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda has died aged 97, the government has confirmed. Kaunda was the president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. Kaunda who has been unwell was this week admitted to hospital at Maina Soko Medical Centre. He was popular in the first decade after independence but became increasingly autocratic and banned all opposition parties. The veteran leader eventually ceded power in the first multi-party elections in 1991, losing to trade unionist Fredrick Chiluba.

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Unbelievable : As Married Woman Dies At Catholic Priest’s House

In a mysterious turn of events, a married woman died inside a  Catholic priest’s house after she had lied to her husband she was attending a funeral elsewhere. The woman (name not supplied) who was also a member of the Catholic Women’s league from St Maurice Catholic church in Zambia died at Father Abel Mwelwa’s house. According to Africawish, Father Abel Mwelwa invited the woman who also happens to be his lover to the parish house sometime in April. Father Abel Mwelwa is alleged to have injected some substance into the deceased…

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