Lusaka Residents have taken to the streets to celebrate the re-election of President Edgar Lungu in the tight August 11 general elections.
President Lungu was declared winner after three days of counting polling 50.3 percent of the votes, meeting the new requirement of 50 percent plus 1 in the amended constitution.
His main challenger Hakainde Hichilema of the opposition UPND who polled 47.6 percent have rejected the results saying they have been rigged by ECZ and the ruling PF.
Following celebrations in the capital after the declaration was made at 2pm local time Political Activist Mwamba Pyane had this to say:
Shame Shame Shame you are celebrating that Edgar Lungu has won. You are celebrating for Edgar Lungu to continue looting with his friends.
You are celebrating to remain poor until you die. You are celebrating to continue begging from Charity organisations across the world. You are celebrating for Poverty to continue, and the number of unemployed people to continue raising.
You are celebrating for poor sanitation, celebrating for poor health and Education sector. You are celebrating for hunger to continue in our Country . You are celebrating for our collapsed economy to remain collapsed.
The biggest losers in this is 15 million Zambians living in poverty and yet Zambia is rich in natural resources. Continue celebrating for Suffering to continue under your visionless leader who is stealing under your noses.