The stand off between Lungu, HH and the Church

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HH with Lungu

Government spokesperson and minister of information says President Lungu cannot dialogue with people who don’t recognise him as president.

That’s OK, coming from a junior.

Now, what the senior, President Lungu, needs to do to lead is…

1. Hold a meeting with the church, tell them he is ready to dialogue.

2. Ask that first item on the agenda be: HH recognising me as President and HH cries about being heard.

In negotiations, if people put conditions before dialogue, make those conditions agenda items.

But before even concourt made its ruling, I lamented the disrespect and condescension between HH and Lungu.

It’s like these two guys went for the same girl in the past and they just don’t want anything to do with each other…kwati banakashi!!?

In today’s statement, the church mother bodies called out President Lungu and his wrongs.

That means in the President’s eyes, the church has become biased against him and lost its legitimacy to mediate.

So in his leadership, it’s up to President Lungu to task church mother bodies and support them in finding a neutral mediator.

Or the church can double back and forth between state house and HH until the two agree on a neutral mediator.

Who could it be? Ian Khama of Botswana? It’s a stable democracy.

Eduardo Dos Santos has earned his democratic stripes by agreeing to step down when his term ends… maybe him.

Ghana maybe. The shining beacon of democracy.

Or the SADC chairman, who is it currently?

If all that fails, call Kofi Annan.

The point is… as head of state, it’s President Lungu’s DUTY to maintain law and order and peace DEMOCRATICALLY, not brutally.

So he cannot resort to force just because he is personally offended.

We did not create that force for personal use by president’s but state use.

So he has a DUTY to meet his adversary…because our instruments of power, peace, security, stability, etc are with him..

Been a country known for peace and stability and democracy, the threats from government are unbearable!

Ta twabelela warnings, threats, intimidation, state of emergency talk, etc.

That’s unZambian

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5 Responses to The stand off between Lungu, HH and the Church

  1. The only way forward is for Lungu to drop the Trumped Up Treason Charges and Release HH and his workers unconditionally. Thereafter Lungu and HH must have Dialogue. HH and Lungu should put their grievances on the Agenda of the Meeting. SADC should mediate the Meeting and arrive at an amicable solution. The 2016 Disputed Election and the unheard Presidential Petition is the source of this heightened Tension and Disharmony in Zambia today. Zambians can only Re-unite,Reconcile and start the Healing Process after the Petition is heard and resolved.

    Mumba
    June 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm
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    • @Mumba, it’s like we you and I, are using telepathy because what you have said is exactly what I had in mind as I was reading the story. You are very correct except I wanted to say the UN must arbitrate instead of SADC. for me, SADC is not trustworthy. Thank you Ba Mumba.

      Mumbeti
      June 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm
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  2. LUNGU WILL NEVER HAVE PEACE AS HE WANT TO BE AS A PRESIDENT
    OF ZAMBIA HE WILL BE AT STATE HOUSE WITHOUT PEACE JOHN 8V32. LET HIM ALLOW THE APPEAL TO BE HEAD SO THAT ALL THE ZAMBIAN KNOWS THE TRUE WINNER

    selina
    June 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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  3. we have gone 30yrs backwards as a country in terms of our democracy and freedom of expression. This government is the least.

    ambu
    June 17, 2017 at 12:58 am
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  4. as God fearing being I love both ECL and HH. the mass down trodden are facing increased anguish as a result of unstable economy. life in Zed is unbearable, the economy is fallen Pls CSO, BOZ and other elite don’t mislead us u are among haves us the have nots your economy valuations never add up. In life u don’t lose anything by giving love to others after all the effects are incredible. in critical ministries, provinces etc GRZ funding now is a nightmare. Kapamba Mulenga how honestly do u have offices like zanis un funded from Feb? leaders set priorities

    Kampamba Mulenga
    June 17, 2017 at 6:47 am
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