Don’t be discouraged by death of members, RB consoles HH

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PRESIDENT BANDA MOURNS LUANGWA ACCIDENT VICTIMS

LUSAKA, 4th June, 2013His Excellency Rupiah Bwezani Banda, the Fourth President of the Republic of Zambia, has expressed deep sorrow at the death of nine United Party for National Development (UPND) members who perished in a road traffic accident in Luangwa on Sunday night.

 

The former head of State has also commended all the political parties that have suspended their campaign for the June 20 Luangwa parliamentary by-election, stressing that although death does unify people, politicians should not be waiting for tragedy to unite them.

“As I mourn with those that have lost their beloved in this terrible accident, I wish to implore my fellow Zambians to learn to love one another and unite as members of one big family called Zambia. Why should we be waiting for the arrival of death before showing our humanity? It’s my prayer that we shall continue being united,” says the retired head of State.

President Banda has further advised UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his party leadership against being discouraged by the loss of their members but forge ahead in continuing to contribute to Zambia’s political spectrum which needs the participation of every citizen.

And in a message to the 17 people who were injured in the accident, President Banda has wished them speedy recovery and advised them to seek God’s face as they recuperate.

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Issued by:                                            Kennedy Limwanya

                                      DEPUTY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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79 Responses to Don’t be discouraged by death of members, RB consoles HH

  1. Bauer sure you must have respect for elders RB could be your grandfather why calling him a condem. Do you know the diffirence between a condemned person and a suspect? Go back to night school then you will understand these simple terms. Please give respect to elders. RB has wisdom.

    One H - June 6, 2013
    15:08

  2. Condelences HH, family members of the deceases and the UPND. Be strong and believe that God cares. HH is presidential material and we should have been better if we listened in the last general elections. Can you Mr President(HH) remain focused.

    Kagunda - June 6, 2013
    14:54

  3. You know my fellow Zambians. This how politics is done in our country, that is why I tell you this:Don’t waste your time talking politics when others are enjoying their lives with money without politics. See how this Zambian poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to accidentedcars.com to see the various methods and companies that she was using accidentedcars.com. A very simple idea but very powerful

    nestor - June 5, 2013
    09:07

    • iwe can you send that message to those that are blogging at tumfweko!…please please!

      xfactor! - June 5, 2013
      10:51

    • Just take your childrens and your wife to accidental car.YOU want everyone to be dowing that?useful creature……

      bauer - June 5, 2013
      12:10

    • you are really anoying with your coment. There is definately something wrong with you. I mean you cant be runing the same coment for two months.

      Max - June 5, 2013
      12:34

    • Nimbwa sana uyukapala. He doesn’t have anything to post except how his prostitute stole money from accident victims

      mwamba mutale - June 6, 2013
      14:59

  4. once a Diplomat

    mbex - June 5, 2013
    08:08

    • always a thief!

      idiot - June 5, 2013
      10:52

    • always

      siampibede - June 5, 2013
      11:56

  5. RB u shuld be ashamed of yourself,a condemed suspect coming to the media.l’m not surprise HH,MUMBA and RB same.

    bauer - June 5, 2013
    08:05

    • ulichisoso mune.go to hell

      jk - June 5, 2013
      08:50

    • You are insane, that is all I can say. Why sentence the former President even when the case is still being heard in the court? After all, what H E Banda has said is the truth and nothing but the truth. Problem is most of your type like politicians who dwell on lies, treachery and cheating.

      Sikufele - June 5, 2013
      08:56

      • Is there such a thing as a condemned suspect? is there a law that provides for that? please educate me.

        mpundu kapokola - June 5, 2013
        10:17

    • This is stupid! You are insane, useful idiot. RB has not been convicted of any crime alleged by sadists. He will certainly be acquitted.

      Sweet - June 5, 2013
      11:44

    • This is stupid! You are insane, useful idiot. RB has not been convicted of any crime alleged by sadists. He will certainly be acquitted.

      Sweet - June 5, 2013
      11:44

    • This is stupid! You are insane, useful idiot. RB has not been convicted of any crime alleged by sadists. He will certainly be acquitted.

      Sweet - June 5, 2013
      11:44

      • You are the most insane bastard who repeats same message twenty times. Yo R B will surely be convicted but Sata will pardon him on independence day

        mwamba mutale - June 6, 2013
        15:04

    • The criminal is you

      Webster - June 6, 2013
      12:38

  6. Very encouraging wise and unifying words from RB.My condolences to UPND and bereaved families.They died fighting for democracy.R.I.P.

    Mwanawachisi Mpongo - June 5, 2013
    07:43

  7. In RB we have a wise man. Politics of divide and rule seem to be part of most African setting and Zambia is not spared.

    Zed@crossroad - June 5, 2013
    07:36

  8. There is wisdom in RB. Every sentence and word that comes out from his mouth contains wisdom and power. How I wish the statement came from state house.Look at this:

    1. Stressing that although death does unify people polititians should not be waiting for tragedy to unite them
    2.I wish to implore my fellow zambians to learn to love one another and unite as members of one BIG family called zambia(Not one tribe only)
    3.Zambia’s political spectrum needs the participation of every zambian(Means that we should have freedom of speech and assembly)

    SADI - June 5, 2013
    07:33

    • You expect that from a mature educated Zambian. There’s still hope for Zambia.

      Webster - June 6, 2013
      12:42

  9. WISE WORDS BENN QUOTED

    mwangala - June 5, 2013
    07:20

  10. Time is running out for PF to correct the situation, let them not be cheated by the British to say what they are doing is good, that is rubbish. May the Souls of OUR beloved Brothers and Sisters RESY IN ENTERNAL PEACE. HH and his party are on their way to retrieve Zambia from slavery, Well spoken RB.

    Rusco - June 5, 2013
    07:14

  11. Wise words from bashikulu RB please continue uniting Zambian. Thank you bashikulu. Very true words we don’t need to wait for funnel to be seen together this is one Zambia we have.

    One H - June 5, 2013
    06:49

  12. @tateyoyo walasa and i like that. By the way, can ukwa ever love HH, HIS FACE TEL ME ALOT. @ DRINKING MILK FROM HH’S DAIRY FARM, KEKEKEKEKE.

    Unique man - June 4, 2013
    21:47

  13. They will never be any president better than you. We miss you. Change your mind and Come back. We have accepted we made a terrible mistake by voting for PF

    Kalwa - June 4, 2013
    21:38

    • dont be silly,we are in this mess because of RB,he is the dullest president i ve ever seen,we dont which party is power all we want is prosperity where ordinary zambians will benefit,foolish how do you miss judas escaliot.

      think about your fellow humanbeings. - June 5, 2013
      06:50

      • You are just a bastard who doesn’t know that we are in this mess because of Ukwa. Under Banda we saw prosperity coming our way in the three years that he was at the helm of power instead of this rubbish we are seeing now. Grow up!!!

        chimbwi - June 5, 2013
        11:29

  14. @ max i agree with. Now our president ukwa can’t say good words.The probrem with ukwa is that he is always filed with polya. His face tels me alot. We wan’t change, we wan’t change. Ukwa and his pf is feding like 2kwacha. Kekekekeke.

    Unique man - June 4, 2013
    21:34

  15. Latest my friend from singapore has just confirmed that sata is dead after his jet has been shot by suspected north korean missiles,tune in to chine news now

    Easterner - June 4, 2013
    21:14

    • you fool

      brian - June 4, 2013
      22:59

    • You are a big fool indeed!

      ZOLO - June 5, 2013
      09:00

    • Do not join the Donchi Kubeba club.

      Webster - June 6, 2013
      12:47

  16. This is a lesson to all Zambian those in govt & out of govt.
    Who knew RB can be so close to HH.
    Very soon sata will be drinking milk from HH’s dairy farm.

    Tateyoyo - June 4, 2013
    20:46

    • That’s how life is.

      Webster - June 6, 2013
      12:48

  17. THERE HAS BEEN TOO MUCH TALK ABOUT STEALING WHILE OE IS STATE HOUSE. THERE ONE CASE THAT HAS UP TO NOW BEEN ONT CONCLUDED. SOME DONATED THOUSANDS OF US DOLLARS AT A NAMED AIR PORT AND I NEED EDUCATION IF HE AT ALL CLAIMED HAT MONEY. SOMEONE WAS ALSO HOUNDED OUT OF ONE OF HE NEIGHBORING COUNTRY AND I DO-NOT KNOW IF THIS INDIVIDUAL HAS RECLAIMED HIS Status he was hounded out of the country, has he been cleared

    Moombamupati - June 4, 2013
    20:35

  18. A man of wisdom has spoken that is RB, let ACHIMBWI NO PLAN VOMIT FROM HIS UGLY MOUTH!IT WILL JUST BE SHIt COMING OUT OF THERE. No DIPLOMATIC ETIQUETTE AT ALL AS IF HE IS STILL AT OMELO MUMBAI ROAD. No advisers at all if ever there is one. IT’S ONE MAN SHOW WHO JUST WAKES UP AND DECLARES A BOMA A DISTRICT WITHOUT LOOKING AT ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS. NO MANAGERIAL AND STRATEGIC SKILLS. CHIMBWI NO PLAN IN DEED. (CNP )

    genuine zambian - June 4, 2013
    20:11

  19. THE ENEMY OF MY FRIEND IS MY FRIEND POLITICS in Zambia. We’ve seen this stupidity before with Chiluba & all the nonsense; bring HH into power & Banda is acquitted, Henry Banda comes back, the way Chungu came back & the story continues while people suffer. These Politicians are heartless!!

    analysis - June 4, 2013
    20:06

  20. Thanks RB,that is really Presidential, no wonder the Americans value your wise counsel to fellow Africans – Carter Centre, Boston University….

    nkoloko @5pm - June 4, 2013
    19:54

  21. Seeking sympathy from HH the chap he once called “ndiwe ka mwana ka galu”. NOW AGONY IS WHEN YOU ARE PRAYING THAT A FELLOW THIEF BECOMES PRESIDENT SO THAT YOU COULD BE FREED BY THE POLICE.

    Mumba - June 4, 2013
    19:34

    • Mr Mumba, can you also say something about Mmembe and Sata, or indeed KK and Sata……

      nkoloko @5pm - June 4, 2013
      19:57

  22. Chi lazooooooo

    Mumba - June 4, 2013
    19:27

    • Bufi!!!

      Michael Chilufya Mumembe - June 4, 2013
      20:25

  23. KCMCS CNP UKWA

    Patriot - June 4, 2013
    19:20

  24. The ability for a Politician to Shut up is
    Rare. No Politician will ever keep quiet if
    S/he feels there will be something to gain.
    This is the same Rupiah who disparaged Hakainde
    Hichilema when he was comfortably perched on
    State House. Now he discovers the depth of his
    humanity to apologize to UPND at the time of the
    Death of his party’s cadres. How unbecoming. This
    Is typical of the sicl mentality of the African
    Politician today. Wait to be sincere when your
    Opponents hold political advantage but castigate
    them when in Office. And he hopes to lecture at
    Boston University on Good governance with this
    shallowness of integrity. What a terrible joke and
    insult to Zambia. He should not be given his passport
    till he makes a true and genuine apology for his years
    of misrule.

    timliggins - June 4, 2013
    18:53

    • Unfortunately the truth about Zambia’s recorded History thus far is that this PF government has been the worst misrulers ever. Whatever the PF touches, whatever the PF utters turns into either rubbish or lies. In so many ways the PF have made Kaunda look like an angel. The Pf have made RB look like a saint. Late FTJ looks like an angel because of the rampant PF corruption and lies. Whether one buries their head in the sand or not, the PF government is the worst Zambia has ever voted for. Their Human rights and governance record is such as never been seen before excerpt off course in Zimbabwe.

      Centre Back Of Democracy - June 4, 2013
      19:49

  25. The ability for a Politician to Shut up is
    Rare. No Politician will ever keep quiet if
    S/he feels there will be something to gain.
    This is the same Rupiah who disparaged Hakainde
    Hichilema when he was comfortably perched on
    State House. Now he discovers the depth of his
    humanity to apologize to UPND at the time of the
    Death of his party’s cadres. How unbecoming. This
    Is typical of the sicl mentality of the African
    Politician today. Wait to be sincere when your
    Opponents hold political advantage but castigate
    them when in Office. And he hopes to lecture at
    Boston University on Good governance with this
    shallowness of integrity. What a terrible joke and
    insult to Zambia. He should not be given his passport
    Ttill he makes a true and genuine apology for his years
    of misrule.

    timliggins - June 4, 2013
    18:53

  26. “In times of sorrow, do not wait for an invitation to lend desirable support to the grieving, but in times of celebration do not step forward uninvited lest you be accused of imposition.” RB has offered his condolences and spiritual support. Based on his tactful approach the bereaved may ask him to play a further role beyond his gesture thus far. What PF has done however is to try and impose themselves using resources that are not even personal, the party’s or private but DMMU’s which is a GRZ institution. Do not force those families and UPND to accept material logistics beyond what they practically need lest they accuse you of believing in the occult. We saw reports of PF cadres perish under unfortunate circumstances in Rufunsa and Livingstone before. I do not recall of other parties imposing themselves in the grieving process that their party chose to take in putting to rest PF’s deceased members. IT IS DISRESPECTFUL TO THE DIGNITY OF THE GRIEVING FOR GOVT TO IMPOSE HELP WHICH INDIRECTLY INSINUATES THAT THE BEREAVED HAVE FAILED TO MOBILIZE LOGISTICS TO GIVE THEIR LOVED ONES A DIGNIFIED BURIAL. Sometimes privacy is the highest esteem you can render to the mourning.

    NATIVE - June 4, 2013
    18:22

  27. wise words RB….

    jahlanso - June 4, 2013
    18:05

  28. These are words of wisdom from our beloved Father of the Nation. HH should take and embrace RB’s messages whole-heartedly. May the Souls of Our Departed Heroes Rest In Peace.

    Mambwe - June 4, 2013
    18:01

  29. We miss u RB

    henry banda - June 4, 2013
    17:51

  30. Idiot just crawl back to your stinking cave!

    mwanawina - June 4, 2013
    17:50

  31. They died fighting for mother Zambia,s democracy to continue.We will dearly miss them.M.T.S.R.I.P

    HAM - June 4, 2013
    17:46

    • Indeed they have died in their pursuit of democratic tenets. Patrick Ngoma has the blood of 9 Zambians on his greed tainted hands. Patrick Ngoma will forever be haunted by the deaths of 9 democratic Zambians. Just like Howard Sekwila has the blood of Henry Chanda on his hands. We await the next spilling of innocent blood by the blood thirsty causers of by-elections. Taima perhaps? Maybe Siamunene? Let’s wait and see.

      Centre Back Of Democracy - June 4, 2013
      19:57

  32. The country is witnessing a budget overrun because your FOOLISH UNEDUCATED HALF DEAD SATA IS PRESIDENT. Nothing of the sort was seen during RB’s tenure.

    Patriotic Fools - June 4, 2013
    17:38

  33. RB is true statesman. A unifying factor that we need. Wait to hear from CNP surname Ukwa. May the good Lord comfort the families that have lost their beloved ones. May they find strength in God to face this trying moment

    jn - June 4, 2013
    17:14

  34. RB is true statesman. A unifying factor that we need. Wait to hear from CNP surname Ukwa

    jn - June 4, 2013
    17:08

  35. if you put you trust in these political parties you will be disappointed because the’re not honest look RB is now encouraging HH whom he used to insult when he was a president.

    bululu - June 4, 2013
    17:00

    • My friend death is death,even your enamies can help you think before you talk
      .

      sakuhema - June 4, 2013
      17:33

  36. How I wish such wisdom was in Plot 1, you can see maturity in this man. My Condolences to the President of UPND, the Party, the Families of the Departed and our Nation at large. May our God confort the Families during this hard times.

    RB I really miss your leadership, indeed you where a President of All Zambians. Not Chizende, Chiwelewele ichi.

    miller - June 4, 2013
    16:54

  37. How I wish such wisdom way in Plot 1, you can see maturity in this man. My Condolences to the President of UPND, the Party, the Families of the Departed and our Nation at large. May our God confort the Families during this hard times.

    RB I really miss your leadership, indeed you where a President of All Zambians. Not Chizende, Chiwelewele ichi.

    miller - June 4, 2013
    16:52

  38. A president for all zambians.short statement with diginity and straight to the point.wait for one from plot one.it will only condenm bald headed pipo among the ones who lost their lives if any was bald headed

    Mr Kiss - June 4, 2013
    16:50

  39. well said RB..the battle rages on..

    pompwe - June 4, 2013
    16:50

  40. You know what folks? I’m not a superstitious guy. People have been speculating the source and the reasons of these deaths especially during the period of by elections. I’m afraid these deaths have more than what meets the eye.
    Is there some invisible force that has been unleashed against the Republic because of some spiritual breach of some sort? These horrifying deaths raises more questions than answers.
    Something is seriously wrong and both Church leaders and those in Power should seek urgent answers. You can’t have human beings dying like flies day in day out as though human life is cheap. No ways!

    MORDECAI - June 4, 2013
    16:50

    • make your point

      xfactor - June 5, 2013
      09:18

  41. RB is a true statesman and diplomat. President for all Zambians. We should have kept you, no matter what the haters will say. Don’t worry. You are who you are and that is a good man with a heart of gold and people !

    Star - June 4, 2013
    16:49

  42. Statesman material!, now wait for the insults from State House.

    Kay - June 4, 2013
    16:34

  43. May their souls rest in peace as i console the president of UPND its membership in general, their families and the people of Zambia as a whole.

    man mude - June 4, 2013
    16:34

  44. sata is the engineer of all these satanic occurrences because of his greed for power. if he had not induced these bye elections am sure these people would not have perished. time for his pay-back will certainly catch up with him sooner or later. MTSRIP

    rev.masipa - June 4, 2013
    16:31

  45. See the difference in choice of words between a statesman and that thug in state house?

    Kunda - June 4, 2013
    16:31

  46. but what is going on in Zambia fellowcountrymen? for past 1 yrs atleast 3 pipo die of accidents per month.is it ritual Zis paying……….

    Monks - June 4, 2013
    16:30

    • Its more than 3 per month the number is higher and un published

      tonto fever - June 4, 2013
      17:01

  47. PF seem to have pressed the panic button.

    Double tobela - June 4, 2013
    16:27

  48. RB IS RB, NOT THE ONE NOT TO B MENTIONED………..

    DIMZ - June 4, 2013
    16:26

    • Lol. For a second I thought you were talking abought Lord Voldemort of Harry Potter.

      Flash backs

      spinner - June 4, 2013
      17:18

  49. I wish this statement was coming from statehouse

    Max - June 4, 2013
    16:24

    • Continue wishing because State House does not speak,donchi kubeba lunatics. Chimbwi no plan.

      Skeleton - June 5, 2013
      04:50