Mulongoti says Lungu has stolen enough to build 10 state houses

MIKE Mulongoti says President Edgar Lungu has amassed so much wealth that he does not need a pension and support from the State. And Mulongoti says by saying the government should not build him a retirement house, President Lungu is actually teasing Zambians because he has accumulated a lot of wealth now. During the handover of a mansion to former president Rupiah Banda last week, President Lungu said the government would not build him a retirement house even though it was a constitutional requirement.

But Mulongoti said President Lungu’s statement that the State should not build him a retirement house was a mockery because it was an open secret that he had amassed a lot of wealth.

“Inasmuch as I am saying we don’t want them to be ignored, but you must consider the bigger picture and especially when you parade it like that to everybody and you go and tell me that we are a poor country but you are able to look at our former presidents in luxury. And Mr Lungu must stop saying he doesn’t want a house, he has already amassed so much money himself,” he said. “He doesn’t need any help from anybody and in any case, what he should even be doing now is stop getting a salary and stop expecting a pension because he is only talking about the house, what about the pension when he is such a rich man now? We must remind Mr Lungu that when you came, yes you needed help from the State but over the few years, you have amassed so much wealth that you don’t need support from the State. You don’t need a pension.”

Mulongoti asked President Lungu to stop mocking Zambians.

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    KipKop 2 weeks ago

    Ba MM, do you think some of our presidents have books to put in a library?

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    Dominic 2 weeks ago

    It is such careless and unverifiable statements that land people into legal problems and they start crying that Zambia has no freedom of speech when challenged.It is a well known fact that anybody who occupies State House does not pay for food,fuel,house servants and talk time from their pocket.In other words,all the money they receive in salaries and other allowances are never touched.

    If Mulongoti was taken to court to provide evidence of ECL’S stealing state funds,chances are that he will have no evidence which might attract a conviction.Who will be to blame in this case?

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    Please if you don’t have something to comment please keep quiet you lose nothing than showing dullness. I feel sorry for some people who just out burst as if they are not big people. The animal in them is jealous.

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    CHIMBOLO KUNUNKA 2 weeks ago

    mulongoti my name resembles your big nose strils

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    Pf supporters think every watchdog news is fake. If you can’t say something good about Zambian watchdog news,just shut up.

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    Neymor 2 weeks ago

    Mulongoti is right. When lungu came to power, we all know how much he declared but as of last elections we all know how wealthy our humble president had become. For your information he’s the richest president Zambia has had and among the richest in Africa. Last statistic showed he’s richer than Obama. African Presidents must learn from Khama of Botswana

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    In Zambia, nothing is right. President Lungu said this even in 2015 when he first became President. If Mulongoti is saying the President has amassed wealth as President, then how come he said this in 2015? Was it a pre-emptive strategy? However, for us to take the President’s statement seriously, it should have been followed by an order to amend that part of the Constitution. I take it that it is not too late since the amendment of the amended Constitution has not been finalised yet.

    In my view, instead of building mansions for former Presidents, we should consider building libraries for them where all their books, write-ups, etc can be stoked for academic research and preservation of their presidential legacies. This is what Americans do I hear.

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    Chisha Banda 2 weeks ago

    The truth of the matter is very simple as us Zambians we do not mind how much a Presidents takes from the national treasury. All we care about is that he comes from our part of the country.