Photo of the day: back in the day

From left to right: Sam Nujoma of Namibia, KK of Zambia, Samora Machel of Mozambique, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and the winner is Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, the last man standing. In fact, chances are that, he will win the next elections in Zimbabwe. We just wonder who was designing the almost similar suits these ‘boys’ were putting on?presidents

We dont care what rest of world thinks of us - Zambian govt
Photo of the day: Edgar Lungu 'hammering' Nshima and beer

51 Responses to "Photo of the day: back in the day"

  1. munwe pakanwa 1   June 18, 2013 at 15:51

    Stupped idiots what are saying.

  2. cool person   June 18, 2013 at 12:31

    That’s why children of today don’t grow old because of lucking respect for elders. remember you people that only God can judge someone not even you.

    If you have personal grudge against someone never should you insult him/her. This is a response to all those whos comments are full of insults.

  3. Star Gazer!!!!   June 17, 2013 at 23:11

    suits were the product of Serios of Luanshya i think!

  4. Nyau   June 17, 2013 at 21:05

    The only man I have some level of respect in that picture is Sam Nujoma. The rest nima rubbish che. utterly useless creatures.

    • Musonda   June 18, 2013 at 09:16

      Cursed is the day you were born for insulting elderly people!

  5. The Third   June 17, 2013 at 17:14

    This is cool, I have forwarded this picture to President Mugabe & His Excellency Dr. Kaunda for a flash back. I remember this meeting we had back in our times, am only 32 now.

  6. mikune   June 17, 2013 at 15:34

    50 years after independence and we are even in worst situation. Look! Don’t waste your time talking politics when others are enjoying their lives with money without politics. See how this Zambian poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to (accidented to see the various methods and companies that she was using , (accidented A very simple idea.

  7. tonto fever   June 17, 2013 at 15:10

    All these leaders either dead,or retired but mugabe honestly it beats my mind why he is hanging on and even looking youngish. Wonders shall never seize so to say.

    • eagle's eye   June 17, 2013 at 15:20

      do your research. only two of them are dead and that’s Machel in a plane crash in 1986 & Nyerere from leukemia later.

      • sae35   June 19, 2013 at 19:45

        S/he said all are either dead or retired. Your point?

  8. tonto fever   June 17, 2013 at 15:05

    The cuts of these suits esp samora’s is trend suit. Cool!

  9. Victor   June 17, 2013 at 15:04

    come on guy, when a kariba dam was being made, the Tongas from lower Zambezi were affected & todate, they are suffering. U know why, so that the millions Zambian can enjoy the luxury of electrified homes. Whatever the wrong KK did, while he could not have please everyone, those u who call the man idiot today, yourselves or your parent were educated by the same man & that is why u are able to speak your thoughtless stupidity out. KK is more hero in Africa than any other leader.

  10. Political defender   June 17, 2013 at 14:36

    You mean Bob was that fat?

  11. bravo   June 17, 2013 at 14:27

    They were already very old! when did they start ageing lol

  12. KwaZulu-Natal   June 17, 2013 at 14:25

    A squad of economic failures for sure.

  13. Oldmadala   June 17, 2013 at 13:54

    Where is Mugabe’s flesh gone? He was fat and bulky then. Anyway, he looks a troubled man nowadays. I wonder what motivates him to cling on to power. Probably he made a vow… ‘i Bob, do hereby swear that i shall hold on to power till death do us part, so help me God’. You have millions zimbabweans across SA today for economic reasons not to mention those that we see on our streets selling different merchandise to earn a living.

  14. its like that   June 17, 2013 at 13:43

    Great photo>>> What have any of theses men REALLY achieved for there countries and there people… we know they have lined there pockets very well and hidden behind so called ” Fight for Liberation” blah blah blah, take time and think what has Really been achieved, IE no more poverty,more freedom of speach,tax payers money being spent properly for infrastructure etc,they got Independence, YES WELL DONE AND THANK YOU FOR THAT but then WHAT??

    • KwaZulu-Natal   June 17, 2013 at 14:28

      Nothing apart from killing people.

  15. KDK (7 Honorary degrees!)   June 17, 2013 at 13:33

    Nujoma = Railway worker UNAM has branches in al provinces of Nambia]
    Kaunda = failed Form 2 and ended up a school teacher [only built UNZA and ZIT];
    Machel = A male nurse [only had the delapidated Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo]
    Nyerere = MA Edinburgh University [left only University of Dar es Salaam]
    Mugabe = 7 degrees (from Fort Hare, UNISA, etc); three of them at Masters level [ No wonder Zimbabwe has more than 14 universities (real ones not Palabana) and four are being built this year (2013]

  16. Rusco   June 17, 2013 at 11:54


  17. Mpangula Mputyu   June 17, 2013 at 11:52

    Bloody Communists!!!!! The whole lot of them. Communists.

  18. Fi fwaka   June 17, 2013 at 11:04

    Kaunda quick handcuff both Nyerere and Mugabe. I am armed and do not want to pull my gun out of my jacket……..

  19. Serios   June 17, 2013 at 11:03

    Lol. Mugabe, Machel and Nyerere in bell bottoms? No!! This is a doctored photo of the day. Look at their heights, late Nyerere was not that tall.

    • SHIBUKOMBE   June 17, 2013 at 13:25


  20. Mel B   June 17, 2013 at 11:00

    Samora had a good style,how Mandela came to marry his wife we shall never know.

  21. Enock Roosevelt Tonga   June 17, 2013 at 10:49

    To those who are still alive, let them turn their heads and look back. The first and obvious thing they will see in Africa is High levels of “Poverty and Educated Illiterates”. The core purpose of live is “Service” to the benefit of others. Let them asked themselves if they did meet that demand when “Time and Chance” was in their God given hands.

  22. anod bokomo   June 17, 2013 at 10:40

    am just in love with silvia masebo, im marrying her for better fo worse, please stop insuilting her from now on. i want her to give me a baby girl soon. sorry its love nothing else.

    • Wezungwangu   June 17, 2013 at 15:06

      My friend we all go to chibolya,but I wonder where you buy yours. ukazitilako manzi !

  23. G   June 17, 2013 at 10:37

    yeah they are boys……….Good looks indeed.

  24. Tonosa Moyo   June 17, 2013 at 10:35

    Most chipuba is KK, THE STUPID IDIOT

    • Enock Roosevelt Tonga   June 17, 2013 at 10:50

      Is insults your food?

    • Balange   June 17, 2013 at 11:09

      You are the one who is an IDIOT. That is why you shall die young like your father did.

    • Cape verde   June 17, 2013 at 11:30

      Your end will be …

    • Bembabimbo   June 17, 2013 at 12:01

      Every one of these tyrants (with the possible exception of Sam Nujoma) left or will leave office with their countries in dire poverty!


  25. Tarzan of Africa   June 17, 2013 at 09:03

    Liberators of mankind!

    • Bembabimbo   June 17, 2013 at 12:01

      Freedom to starve to death!

      What kind of freedom is that?

  26. Boondocks   June 17, 2013 at 08:06

    Sam Nujoma,Nyerere and Samora stand out. The rest are fools.

    • kabesu   June 17, 2013 at 09:16

      You mean the other two are fools!!!…

  27. Rhapsody Beer-hole   June 17, 2013 at 08:04

    Products of the cloth factory called Serios in Luansya. This factory made so much of the milatary uniforms for a lot of countries in the region too

    • Frozen Yoghurt   June 17, 2013 at 09:41

      Socialism at work here. These men are the reason Africa never made economic progress from the ’60s owing to their misguided socialist / communist policies.

      • Bembabimbo   June 17, 2013 at 11:57

        Club of economic failures!

        • Boondocks   June 17, 2013 at 12:55

          Club of ubusushi.

  28. Great.B   June 17, 2013 at 07:59

    BA KK kwati nika Gelo Nakasokola ‘HIP’ anyway they look cool

  29. Menemene   June 17, 2013 at 07:33

    Suits from Serios of Luanshya at the time. Very badly dressed, looking shabby,apart from Samora

  30. Half-Way Crook   June 17, 2013 at 07:31

    Ati last man standing… lol.

  31. Kanonga ebo!   June 17, 2013 at 07:12

    How nice – Africa’s Great Men!! They were and are still very special human beings.

  32. Satish   June 17, 2013 at 07:11

    Don’t they look a little taller than they should be? Look like they are on stilts or something.

    • Sikufele   June 17, 2013 at 08:46

      They were only younger. The older you grow, the short you become, that is the dictate of Natural Science.

  33. tole   June 17, 2013 at 06:54


  34. fackson Kanyenga   June 17, 2013 at 06:52

    Ati theses “boys”! Lol!

    • shimwitwa   June 17, 2013 at 08:18

      Your names? Fackson Kanyenga umanyenga ayi!