Now Zambia denies demanding vote recount in DRC

Now Zambia denies demanding vote recount in DRC

After being told off by the new leadership of the Democratic Republic of Congo, president Edgar Lungu has denied demanding a recount of the vote in DRC.

In the  video on our Facebook page, Lungu’s  minister of foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji is heard stuttering to explain what Lungu meant when he said there should be government of national Unit in Congo.

Contrary to Amos Chanda’ statement that is clearly demanding a government of national unity, Malanji says Lungu merely suggested to the winner to include the losers in his government.

The whole regional and international media is awash with news quoting Lungu saying SADC wants recount of votes. The statement was issued by Lungu’ spokesperson Amos Chanda instead of the SADC secretariat as common sense would suggest.

Apparently Lungu is supporting the losing candidate Fayalu and is trying to ride on a statement by the Catholic Church casting doubt on the outcome of the elections. Yet Lungu does not listen to the Catholic Church in Zambia.

But Lungu is being viewed as a hypocrite as he refused the intervention of SADC After the 2016 disputed Zambia elections. Lungu refused to accept the SADC involvement in resolving the dipute arguing that elections in Zambia were an internal matter which did not warrant outside involvement.

He convinced the then RSA President Jacob Zuma to treat the case as such. Today, in the case of Congo DR, he is championing the SADC involvement in order to satisfy his personal desire. He is calling for a inclusive government as this will help to accommodate the candidate, it is understood, he supported in the name of Fayulu. Fayulu is working with Moise Katumbi who is a personal friend of Lungu.

It is believed that former Zambia army commander Paul Mihova and his deputy were fired for refusing to send soldiers to DRC to safeguard the interests of katumbi and Fayalu.

Now this has become a fight between Zambia and the new leadership of Congo.

The excitement of Lungu to dispute the DRC elections is quite baffling. Even the statement he made was inscribed on Zambian StateHouse Logos and signed by Lungu’ spokesperson Amos Chanda. If this was a SADC position, the statement should have been issued by the SADC secretariat. Let’s hope the SADC secretariat will not issue a contradictory statement.

Lungu should stay away from DRC elections and concentrate of addressing corruption and tribalism in his own government.

It will be very embarrassing for Lungu to finally eat humble pie and accept the new president of DRC.

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    Musumali Liyunga 4 days ago

    Is Zambia in a position to send soldiers to a neighboring country when they fail to pay retirees including those at UNZA. The Government of the so called the Republic of Zambia should have its priorities right. To me, it is clear that money that was meant to pay retirees has in fact been ear marked to send soldiers to the Congo D. R. The former army commander is 100% right by telling ECL off about his adventurism in Congo D. R. If we were a serious country we should demand for medical examination on the Head of State to determine if he is mentally not sick to make rational and proper decisions.

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    Chisha Banda 4 days ago

    Those that are clean at home and have never been accused of stealing votes and poor peoples money should have the moral right to demand for transparency abroad. The Zambian Government is not only demonstrating political immaturity but also demonstrating to be an embarrassment.

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    C. L. 4 days ago

    Hai folks previously you mentioned that the firing of the Army commander was due to his refusal to fire soldiers he said that the cost of living is high. Today you telling Zambia Army Commander was fired for refusal to send soldiers to DRC which is friends?

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    Very stupid and undiplomatic idea. You are advising DRC to adhere to its constitution where your PF president broke every fundamental requirements of the zambian constitution !!. Who on earth would pay any attention to what Lungu may or not say regarding democracy and constitution principles. Just shut up and concenrating on what you do stealing, destroying democracy and brutalising your own people. Your time to account is fast catching up.