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UPND will never rule Zambia charges President Edgar Lungu

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has taken a swipe and charged that United Party for National Development (UPND) will never rule Zambia because power is given by the people.

President Lungu said this when he drumming up support for the ruling PF candidate, former Law Association of Zambia(LAZ) President, George Chisanga.

He said PF will win both the Lukashya Constituency by- election and the 2021 general elections.

The Head of State has since urged people of Lukashya constituency in Kasama to vote for PF candidate.

Speaking when he addressed a rally at Nkole Mfumu in Kasama, Mr Lungu advised Mr Chisanga not to forget the people once voted as Member of Parliament.

“Don’t forget the people when voted for, make sure you are in touch with the grassroots such as the chiefs, church leaders and other leaders, these are the people who will tell you and give feedback on the challenges faced and the needs of the people,” President Lungu said.

And Mr Chisanga promised to deliver on all his pledged campaign promises.

Mr Chisanga, also urged people to vote for him as he will not abandon them.

“I am begging you mwebena Nkole to give me your votes. I am on my knees that on Thursday, you vote for me, George Chisanga umwana wakwa Nkole Mfumu,” he said.

Meanwhile, former United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president, who is now serving as PF mobilization vice chairman Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as GBM disputed reports that he taught Hakainde Hichilema how to insult.

Mr Mwamba said he does not insult from anywhere but in Lusaka.

He urged people of Lukashya not to respect leaders who insult.

And member of the MMD, Raphael Nakachinda urged voters not to entertain Mr Hichilema, whom he referred to as an enemy of peace, who should not be given any chance.

“I want to thank the chiefs here for not entertaining HH, I am urging all the chiefs in Southern Province to speak out and condemn HH for the insults. We from Southern Province are not bad people,” he said.

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President Edgar Lungu receives credentials of three new ambassadors to Zambia

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called on Diplomats accredited to Zambia to dedicate their time and energy to exploring and discovering more areas of mutual economic interest and cooperation.

Speaking when he received letter of credence from the Ambassadors accredited to Zambia, at State House yesterday, President Lungu assured the diplomats that this government is keen to develop new areas of cooperation with other countries in various sectors of mutual interest.

“I wish to heartily congratulate your Excellencies, on your appointments as Ambassadors accredited to Zambia. Allow me to accept your letters of credence,” President Lungu said.

“Your excellencies, although the world economy is still grappling with the negative effects of the covid-19 pandemic, my government is keen to develop new areas of cooperation with your respective countries in various sectors of mutual interest.”

President Lungu also assured the diplomats of his government’s support and cooperation as they carry out their duties in Zambia.

The Diplomats who presented their letters of Credence to President Lungu were: Mr. Ali Abdullah Salim Al Mahruqi, Ambassador designate of the Sultanate of Oman Mrs. Charity Charamba, Ambassador designate of the Republic of Zimbabwe Mr Francois Goldbiatt, Ambassador designate of the Republic of France.

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The image of alleged under-age person registered as a voter is staged, ECZ says

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THE  Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says it is aware of the images and information circulating on social-media of the alleged under-age person registered as a voter.
ECZ acting Public Relations Manager Sylvia Bwalya has told Mwebantu in a statement that preliminary investigations indicate that the images are staged.
She said the Commission is still
investigating the matter and will inform the public on the findings of the case.
Ms Bwalya explained that the requirements for one to register as a voter are that one must be a Zambian citizen of 18 years and above and in possession of a green National Registration
Card.
She said anyone who does not meet the requirements and attempts to register as a voter commits an offence which is liable for prosecution.
“The Commission therefore calls on the public to desist from such vices and report
anyone found attempting to perform any illegality, to the Commission or the
nearest police station,” she said.

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No Zambian trucks were torched in South Africa, says Amb. Major General Jackson Miti (Rtd)

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ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti says no Zambian trucks were torched in the recent spike of violent protests against foreign drivers in that country

This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa.

General Miti said speculations circulating on various media platforms that four trucks belonging to Zambian drivers were torched are not true.

He said during this period of violent protests, Zambian truck drivers were advised to park their trucks until the situation normalized.

General Miti said the Mission in Pretoria was making frantic efforts in ensuring the safety of Zambian drivers together with their properties

He re-echoed his advice to Zambian drivers traveling to and from South Africa to be vigilant on the roads for their safety.

General Miti has further advised the Zambian media and the public to get accurate updates on the situation from the Mission or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to avoid being given fake news

South Africa has recently experienced an eruption of violent protests against foreign truck drivers by local drivers, the situation which has seen about 30 foreign trucks burnt in some parts of the country, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal province.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

03 Dec 2020, 4:54 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

17,730 Total Cases
357 Deaths
17,102 Recovered

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