There were no hospitals when President Lungu was born – Sister

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President Lungu and his Sister

Bertha Lungu, a woman who claims to be a sister to President Edgar Lungu says there were no hospitals during the time he (Edgar Lungu) was born.

This is contrary to assertions in President Lungu’s biography which states that he was born in Ndola General Hospital. The biography of President Lungu was written by his ambassador to Germany Antony Mukwita and approved by President Lungu himself.

In an exclusive interview with Richard Sakala’s Daily Nation Newspaper, Bertha Lungu said she is a sister to President Lungu who he says was born in Ndola.

“I am his sister, if you want face me”, Bertha Lungu told Daily Nation’s Sunday edition.

She said the family had been patient and tolerant hoping that those making falsehoods about the President and his family would get tired, but were shocked that other people were joining the bandwagon of lies.

Ms Lungu wondered why none of the people questioning the President’s identity had not bothered to question her or any of the other relatives dotted around Lusaka, Copperbelt or in Petauke.

“The young sister to our mother is in Mtendere and anyone, even Mr Mulongoti, can go there and ask her. Our other aunt, the young sister to our father, is in Mukwama Village, Chief Kalindawalo in Petauke. And it is easy to find all these people. So why create lies instead of asking us” she wondered.

She also wondered why people wanted to see the President at funerals, “balefwaya tufwe so that bashininkishe ati epotwaba? (they want us to die so that they prove we exist?”

“We were seven and only three of us are alive. Me, Chagwa and Ackim. So they want us to die to prove that Chagwa is Zambian?”

Ms Lungu, who produced her NRC on request by the Daily Nation, explained that their family originates from Petauke where her eldest sister, Beauty, now late, was born. Of the seven children, Bertha was born in Lusaka and her younger brother, Chagwa in Ndola.

She says because of segregation and fear of hospitals in the old days, most women gave birth at home and had children registered at clinics later. She says no one should claim there was a hospital that time because that would be a lie.

Other family members listed included two other younger brothers and sisters. Four of them have since died including their parents, their father in 1992 and the mother in October 2003.


5 Responses to There were no hospitals when President Lungu was born – Sister

    “It’s not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination, it’s the set of the sail. The same wind blows on us all.” – Jim Rohn.
    The wind that is blowing on Lungu is precisely the same wind that blew on Obama. Both are lawyers. Obama angled his sail such that the force of the wind LIFTED him even higher on the integrity scale. Hence none of his relatives and loved ones got hurt. Instead, the accuser Trump was put to shame like never before, and the accusations died a death.
    But Lungu has angled his sails so badly (got an accuser arrested and thrown in jail for three days without charge nor trial) such that the same wind is pushing Lungu down into the sewers. Lungu is now a complete disgrace to mother Zambia.
    Don’t blame the wind. Blame the set of the sail.
    So, the question now is:- what is Lungu hiding? If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck …. no amount of emotional display from relatives will turn it into an Eagle. It will still be a duck.

    April 29, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    • You have it completely wrong. The President has left it to you to prove that he is not Zambian. As for Fresher Siwale, being locked up on a charge of falsifying a legal document gives him a golden opportunity to prove his case.

      April 29, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      • @abilima,
        LOL – Which part of my explanation don’t you understand, vis a vis Lungu vs Obama?

        Inept people like you are making Lungu sink deeper into the sewer. And why are you now pretending you are not aware Mr. Siwale was deliberately locked away for THREE days WITHOUT charge, until the HRC stepped in that is when the charge was brought up? Do you know the implications of that? Or are you one of these PF parasite riffraffs?

        April 30, 2018 at 6:19 pm

  2. Zambian Eye, understand the context in which she used that statement. If you doubt her, interrogate her. She has told you where to find her.

    April 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm

  3. To some people, no amount of explaining will settle the matter. This conversation is a disgrace. To some people, Zambia has never been ruled by an indigenous Zambian, starting from Kaunda to now Lungu. When are we going to grow up and start focusing on serious developmental issues yearning for attention?

    If Trump was a Zambian he would have been subjected to this sort of thing – his parents having roots to Germany. Obama may not even have been voted into office – his roots being Kenya.

    The question is: who is a Zambian? What did the Independence Charter for being a Zambian say about nationality of Zambia?

    It is true that giving birth in medical facilities was very rare for Africans in those days. Therefore, records may not be available for some people born those days. If President Lungu’s parents, after he was born from wherever, went to a medical facility to record his birth, that was a plus. Otherwise, take a random check on any senior citizen born in the thirties upto fifties, you will discover that very few, if any, will have birth records from medical facilities. This is the reality of things in Northern Rhodesia.

    As for President Lungu, if his biography has some misrepresentations of facts, his sister Bertha has corrected that. Take it or leave it, but let us move on because this debate will not bring bread and butter on the table of struggling Zambians out there.

    April 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

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