‘Lungu has forgotten that it is Bembas who made him president’

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President Edgar Lungu’s untimely joke about Bembas being thieves has continued to receive condemnation.

President Lungu is said to have joked that in every 10 thieves 6 are Bembas something his fixers have said it is a joke aimed at his traditional cousins.
But All People’s Congress party president Nason Msoni described the joke as an abuse of the Bemba speaking people as President Lungu is not a Ngoni for him to practice cousinship with the Bembas.
The outspoken opposition leader explained that the Republican President was being ungreatful to the people who gave him an opportunity to govern the country.
“Edgar Lungu is not Ngoni to get away with abusing our Bemba cousins in the manner and fashion he did.

“Nothing can atone for this blatant abuse of Bembas. He forgot that it is the Bemba’s who gave him the opportunity to be President of Zambia.

“When we say Lungu is an ingrate this is exactly what we mean. It is a material fact that Lungu has shortchanged Easterners with his fellow Malawians in his administration,” he said.

He further claimed that President Lungu was using the Ngonis because it suits when to the contrally he has never liked them as can be seen from his cabinet were Ngonis have been excluded.

“Our counsel to you trying hard to fix his insults to Bemba speaking people is that please leave Ngoni people out of this. Edgar has never liked Ngoni people and this is explicitly visible by his obvious exclusion of Ngonis from his administration.

“Edgar only wants Ngoni’s to give him support and to vote for him when it suits him. Traditional cousinship doesn’t offer an opportunity to anyone to abuse the entire clan.

“Clearly Lungu criminally abused and stigmatised Bemba’s as thieves and nothing can atone for this behaviour than for Lungu to apologise to the entire Bembas. You cannot paint the whole tribe with one brush,” Msoni said.

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5 Responses to ‘Lungu has forgotten that it is Bembas who made him president’

  1. the same bembas has a short memory when they have a saying in bemba that go as “ichi kupempula echi kulya.no wonder the other time he used the adage on the copper belt during the fundraising in bembe ” ubomba mwi bala alila mwibala knowing clearly deep down his heart why and what he meant.this man has for a long time considered the Bembas as such.no causinship involved

    jesus
    December 16, 2018 at 11:54 am
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  2. Nsenga is neither Tumbuka nor Ngoni. Chanda, you appear to be a child that kept running away from classes and now displaying your ignorance in childish way. Lungu joking is misplaced and an insult. Petauke chaps have no cousins.

    Obuseva
    December 16, 2018 at 12:26 pm
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  3. What ECL said when paraphrased simply means that Bembas hold the biggest demographic proportion in everything by virtue of their predominant numbers.They have more politicians, chiefs, civil servants,voters, engineers, footballers,boxers, intellectuals, prostitute,thieves,mfwitis, musicians, marketeers, fishermen you name it.Its simply a demographic predominance.Whether you hate ECL or not Ngonis,Nsengas,Chewas,Tumbukas are brothers and they are all tribal cousins to all the peoples of Northern,Luapula and Muchinga provinces.If you don’t know or new to Zambia just shut up.

    Charles
    December 16, 2018 at 1:59 pm
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  4. Fellow Malawians. I like the wit of this Nsoni guy.

    Newbie
    December 16, 2018 at 4:13 pm
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  5. you seem to be encouraging tribalism iwe ubufi bubi no sing tribe can make anyone win we’ve seen how others are failing welabepa

    mma
    December 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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