Don’t be discouraged by death of members, RB consoles HH

Press Release

PRESIDENT BANDA MOURNS LUANGWA ACCIDENT VICTIMS

LUSAKA, 4th June, 2013His Excellency Rupiah Bwezani Banda, the Fourth President of the Republic of Zambia, has expressed deep sorrow at the death of nine United Party for National Development (UPND) members who perished in a road traffic accident in Luangwa on Sunday night.

 

The former head of State has also commended all the political parties that have suspended their campaign for the June 20 Luangwa parliamentary by-election, stressing that although death does unify people, politicians should not be waiting for tragedy to unite them.

“As I mourn with those that have lost their beloved in this terrible accident, I wish to implore my fellow Zambians to learn to love one another and unite as members of one big family called Zambia. Why should we be waiting for the arrival of death before showing our humanity? It’s my prayer that we shall continue being united,” says the retired head of State.

President Banda has further advised UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his party leadership against being discouraged by the loss of their members but forge ahead in continuing to contribute to Zambia’s political spectrum which needs the participation of every citizen.

And in a message to the 17 people who were injured in the accident, President Banda has wished them speedy recovery and advised them to seek God’s face as they recuperate.

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Issued by:                                            Kennedy Limwanya

                                      DEPUTY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 79
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    One H 4 years

    Bauer sure you must have respect for elders RB could be your grandfather why calling him a condem. Do you know the diffirence between a condemned person and a suspect? Go back to night school then you will understand these simple terms. Please give respect to elders. RB has wisdom.

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    Kagunda 4 years

    Condelences HH, family members of the deceases and the UPND. Be strong and believe that God cares. HH is presidential material and we should have been better if we listened in the last general elections. Can you Mr President(HH) remain focused.

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    nestor 4 years

    You know my fellow Zambians. This how politics is done in our country, that is why I tell you this: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 accidentedcars.com to see the various methods and companies that she was using accidentedcars.com. A very simple idea but very powerful

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      xfactor! 4 years

      iwe can you send that message to those that are blogging at tumfweko!…please please!

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      Just take your childrens and your wife to accidental car.YOU want everyone to be dowing that?useful creature……

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      Max 4 years

      you are really anoying with your coment. There is definately something wrong with you. I mean you cant be runing the same coment for two months.

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      mwamba mutale 4 years

      Nimbwa sana uyukapala. He doesn’t have anything to post except how his prostitute stole money from accident victims

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    mbex 4 years

    once a Diplomat

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    RB u shuld be ashamed of yourself,a condemed suspect coming to the media.l’m not surprise HH,MUMBA and RB same.

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      jk 4 years

      ulichisoso mune.go to hell

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      Sikufele 4 years

      You are insane, that is all I can say. Why sentence the former President even when the case is still being heard in the court? After all, what H E Banda has said is the truth and nothing but the truth. Problem is most of your type like politicians who dwell on lies, treachery and cheating.

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        mpundu kapokola 4 years

        Is there such a thing as a condemned suspect? is there a law that provides for that? please educate me.

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      Sweet 4 years

      This is stupid! You are insane, useful idiot. RB has not been convicted of any crime alleged by sadists. He will certainly be acquitted.

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      Sweet 4 years

      This is stupid! You are insane, useful idiot. RB has not been convicted of any crime alleged by sadists. He will certainly be acquitted.

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      Sweet 4 years

      This is stupid! You are insane, useful idiot. RB has not been convicted of any crime alleged by sadists. He will certainly be acquitted.

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        mwamba mutale 4 years

        You are the most insane bastard who repeats same message twenty times. Yo R B will surely be convicted but Sata will pardon him on independence day

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      The criminal is you

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    Mwanawachisi Mpongo 4 years

    Very encouraging wise and unifying words from RB.My condolences to UPND and bereaved families.They died fighting for democracy.R.I.P.

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    [email protected] 4 years

    In RB we have a wise man. Politics of divide and rule seem to be part of most African setting and Zambia is not spared.

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    SADI 4 years

    There is wisdom in RB. Every sentence and word that comes out from his mouth contains wisdom and power. How I wish the statement came from state house.Look at this:

    1. Stressing that although death does unify people polititians should not be waiting for tragedy to unite them
    2.I wish to implore my fellow zambians to learn to love one another and unite as members of one BIG family called zambia(Not one tribe only)
    3.Zambia’s political spectrum needs the participation of every zambian(Means that we should have freedom of speech and assembly)

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      You expect that from a mature educated Zambian. There’s still hope for Zambia.

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    mwangala 4 years

    WISE WORDS BENN QUOTED

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    Rusco 4 years

    Time is running out for PF to correct the situation, let them not be cheated by the British to say what they are doing is good, that is rubbish. May the Souls of OUR beloved Brothers and Sisters RESY IN ENTERNAL PEACE. HH and his party are on their way to retrieve Zambia from slavery, Well spoken RB.

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    One H 4 years

    Wise words from bashikulu RB please continue uniting Zambian. Thank you bashikulu. Very true words we don’t need to wait for funnel to be seen together this is one Zambia we have.

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    @tateyoyo walasa and i like that. By the way, can ukwa ever love HH, HIS FACE TEL ME ALOT. @ DRINKING MILK FROM HH’S DAIRY FARM, KEKEKEKEKE.

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    Kalwa 4 years

    They will never be any president better than you. We miss you. Change your mind and Come back. We have accepted we made a terrible mistake by voting for PF

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      think about your fellow humanbeings. 4 years

      dont be silly,we are in this mess because of RB,he is the dullest president i ve ever seen,we dont which party is power all we want is prosperity where ordinary zambians will benefit,foolish how do you miss judas escaliot.

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        chimbwi 4 years

        You are just a bastard who doesn’t know that we are in this mess because of Ukwa. Under Banda we saw prosperity coming our way in the three years that he was at the helm of power instead of this rubbish we are seeing now. Grow up!!!

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    @ max i agree with. Now our president ukwa can’t say good words.The probrem with ukwa is that he is always filed with polya. His face tels me alot. We wan’t change, we wan’t change. Ukwa and his pf is feding like 2kwacha. Kekekekeke.

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    Easterner 4 years

    Latest my friend from singapore has just confirmed that sata is dead after his jet has been shot by suspected north korean missiles,tune in to chine news now

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    This is a lesson to all Zambian those in govt & out of govt.
    Who knew RB can be so close to HH.
    Very soon sata will be drinking milk from HH’s dairy farm.

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    Moombamupati 4 years

    THERE HAS BEEN TOO MUCH TALK ABOUT STEALING WHILE OE IS STATE HOUSE. THERE ONE CASE THAT HAS UP TO NOW BEEN ONT CONCLUDED. SOME DONATED THOUSANDS OF US DOLLARS AT A NAMED AIR PORT AND I NEED EDUCATION IF HE AT ALL CLAIMED HAT MONEY. SOMEONE WAS ALSO HOUNDED OUT OF ONE OF HE NEIGHBORING COUNTRY AND I DO-NOT KNOW IF THIS INDIVIDUAL HAS RECLAIMED HIS Status he was hounded out of the country, has he been cleared

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    genuine zambian 4 years

    A man of wisdom has spoken that is RB, let ACHIMBWI NO PLAN VOMIT FROM HIS UGLY MOUTH!IT WILL JUST BE SHIt COMING OUT OF THERE. No DIPLOMATIC ETIQUETTE AT ALL AS IF HE IS STILL AT OMELO MUMBAI ROAD. No advisers at all if ever there is one. IT’S ONE MAN SHOW WHO JUST WAKES UP AND DECLARES A BOMA A DISTRICT WITHOUT LOOKING AT ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS. NO MANAGERIAL AND STRATEGIC SKILLS. CHIMBWI NO PLAN IN DEED. (CNP )

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    analysis 4 years

    THE ENEMY OF MY FRIEND IS MY FRIEND POLITICS in Zambia. We’ve seen this stupidity before with Chiluba & all the nonsense; bring HH into power & Banda is acquitted, Henry Banda comes back, the way Chungu came back & the story continues while people suffer. These Politicians are heartless!!

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    nkoloko @5pm 4 years

    Thanks RB,that is really Presidential, no wonder the Americans value your wise counsel to fellow Africans – Carter Centre, Boston University….

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    Mumba 4 years

    Seeking sympathy from HH the chap he once called “ndiwe ka mwana ka galu”. NOW AGONY IS WHEN YOU ARE PRAYING THAT A FELLOW THIEF BECOMES PRESIDENT SO THAT YOU COULD BE FREED BY THE POLICE.

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      nkoloko @5pm 4 years

      Mr Mumba, can you also say something about Mmembe and Sata, or indeed KK and Sata……

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    Mumba 4 years

    Chi lazooooooo

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      Michael Chilufya Mumembe 4 years

      Bufi!!!

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    Patriot 4 years

    KCMCS CNP UKWA

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    timliggins 4 years

    The ability for a Politician to Shut up is
    Rare. No Politician will ever keep quiet if
    S/he feels there will be something to gain.
    This is the same Rupiah who disparaged Hakainde
    Hichilema when he was comfortably perched on
    State House. Now he discovers the depth of his
    humanity to apologize to UPND at the time of the
    Death of his party’s cadres. How unbecoming. This
    Is typical of the sicl mentality of the African
    Politician today. Wait to be sincere when your
    Opponents hold political advantage but castigate
    them when in Office. And he hopes to lecture at
    Boston University on Good governance with this
    shallowness of integrity. What a terrible joke and
    insult to Zambia. He should not be given his passport
    till he makes a true and genuine apology for his years
    of misrule.

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      Centre Back Of Democracy 4 years

      Unfortunately the truth about Zambia’s recorded History thus far is that this PF government has been the worst misrulers ever. Whatever the PF touches, whatever the PF utters turns into either rubbish or lies. In so many ways the PF have made Kaunda look like an angel. The Pf have made RB look like a saint. Late FTJ looks like an angel because of the rampant PF corruption and lies. Whether one buries their head in the sand or not, the PF government is the worst Zambia has ever voted for. Their Human rights and governance record is such as never been seen before excerpt off course in Zimbabwe.

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    timliggins 4 years

    The ability for a Politician to Shut up is
    Rare. No Politician will ever keep quiet if
    S/he feels there will be something to gain.
    This is the same Rupiah who disparaged Hakainde
    Hichilema when he was comfortably perched on
    State House. Now he discovers the depth of his
    humanity to apologize to UPND at the time of the
    Death of his party’s cadres. How unbecoming. This
    Is typical of the sicl mentality of the African
    Politician today. Wait to be sincere when your
    Opponents hold political advantage but castigate
    them when in Office. And he hopes to lecture at
    Boston University on Good governance with this
    shallowness of integrity. What a terrible joke and
    insult to Zambia. He should not be given his passport
    Ttill he makes a true and genuine apology for his years
    of misrule.

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    NATIVE 4 years

    “In times of sorrow, do not wait for an invitation to lend desirable support to the grieving, but in times of celebration do not step forward uninvited lest you be accused of imposition.” RB has offered his condolences and spiritual support. Based on his tactful approach the bereaved may ask him to play a further role beyond his gesture thus far. What PF has done however is to try and impose themselves using resources that are not even personal, the party’s or private but DMMU’s which is a GRZ institution. Do not force those families and UPND to accept material logistics beyond what they practically need lest they accuse you of believing in the occult. We saw reports of PF cadres perish under unfortunate circumstances in Rufunsa and Livingstone before. I do not recall of other parties imposing themselves in the grieving process that their party chose to take in putting to rest PF’s deceased members. IT IS DISRESPECTFUL TO THE DIGNITY OF THE GRIEVING FOR GOVT TO IMPOSE HELP WHICH INDIRECTLY INSINUATES THAT THE BEREAVED HAVE FAILED TO MOBILIZE LOGISTICS TO GIVE THEIR LOVED ONES A DIGNIFIED BURIAL. Sometimes privacy is the highest esteem you can render to the mourning.

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    jahlanso 4 years

    wise words RB….

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    Mambwe 4 years

    These are words of wisdom from our beloved Father of the Nation. HH should take and embrace RB’s messages whole-heartedly. May the Souls of Our Departed Heroes Rest In Peace.

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    henry banda 4 years

    We miss u RB

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    mwanawina 4 years

    Idiot just crawl back to your stinking cave!

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    HAM 4 years

    They died fighting for mother Zambia,s democracy to continue.We will dearly miss them.M.T.S.R.I.P

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      Centre Back Of Democracy 4 years

      Indeed they have died in their pursuit of democratic tenets. Patrick Ngoma has the blood of 9 Zambians on his greed tainted hands. Patrick Ngoma will forever be haunted by the deaths of 9 democratic Zambians. Just like Howard Sekwila has the blood of Henry Chanda on his hands. We await the next spilling of innocent blood by the blood thirsty causers of by-elections. Taima perhaps? Maybe Siamunene? Let’s wait and see.

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    Patriotic Fools 4 years

    The country is witnessing a budget overrun because your FOOLISH UNEDUCATED HALF DEAD SATA IS PRESIDENT. Nothing of the sort was seen during RB’s tenure.

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    jn 4 years

    RB is true statesman. A unifying factor that we need. Wait to hear from CNP surname Ukwa. May the good Lord comfort the families that have lost their beloved ones. May they find strength in God to face this trying moment

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    jn 4 years

    RB is true statesman. A unifying factor that we need. Wait to hear from CNP surname Ukwa

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    if you put you trust in these political parties you will be disappointed because the’re not honest look RB is now encouraging HH whom he used to insult when he was a president.

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      sakuhema 4 years

      My friend death is death,even your enamies can help you think before you talk
      .

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    miller 4 years

    How I wish such wisdom was in Plot 1, you can see maturity in this man. My Condolences to the President of UPND, the Party, the Families of the Departed and our Nation at large. May our God confort the Families during this hard times.

    RB I really miss your leadership, indeed you where a President of All Zambians. Not Chizende, Chiwelewele ichi.

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    miller 4 years

    How I wish such wisdom way in Plot 1, you can see maturity in this man. My Condolences to the President of UPND, the Party, the Families of the Departed and our Nation at large. May our God confort the Families during this hard times.

    RB I really miss your leadership, indeed you where a President of All Zambians. Not Chizende, Chiwelewele ichi.

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    A president for all zambians.short statement with diginity and straight to the point.wait for one from plot one.it will only condenm bald headed pipo among the ones who lost their lives if any was bald headed

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    pompwe 4 years

    well said RB..the battle rages on..

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    You know what folks? I’m not a superstitious guy. People have been speculating the source and the reasons of these deaths especially during the period of by elections. I’m afraid these deaths have more than what meets the eye.
    Is there some invisible force that has been unleashed against the Republic because of some spiritual breach of some sort? These horrifying deaths raises more questions than answers.
    Something is seriously wrong and both Church leaders and those in Power should seek urgent answers. You can’t have human beings dying like flies day in day out as though human life is cheap. No ways!

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    Star 4 years

    RB is a true statesman and diplomat. President for all Zambians. We should have kept you, no matter what the haters will say. Don’t worry. You are who you are and that is a good man with a heart of gold and people !

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    Kay 4 years

    Statesman material!, now wait for the insults from State House.

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    man mude 4 years

    May their souls rest in peace as i console the president of UPND its membership in general, their families and the people of Zambia as a whole.

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    rev.masipa 4 years

    sata is the engineer of all these satanic occurrences because of his greed for power. if he had not induced these bye elections am sure these people would not have perished. time for his pay-back will certainly catch up with him sooner or later. MTSRIP

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    Kunda 4 years

    See the difference in choice of words between a statesman and that thug in state house?

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    Monks 4 years

    but what is going on in Zambia fellowcountrymen? for past 1 yrs atleast 3 pipo die of accidents per month.is it ritual Zis paying……….

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      tonto fever 4 years

      Its more than 3 per month the number is higher and un published

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    Double tobela 4 years

    PF seem to have pressed the panic button.

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    DIMZ 4 years

    RB IS RB, NOT THE ONE NOT TO B MENTIONED………..

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      spinner 4 years

      Lol. For a second I thought you were talking abought Lord Voldemort of Harry Potter.

      Flash backs

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    Max 4 years

    I wish this statement was coming from statehouse

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      Skeleton 4 years

      Continue wishing because State House does not speak,donchi kubeba lunatics. Chimbwi no plan.