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My Tribe Is NOT Zambia: Erasure, tribalism and the challenge of national cohesion

E. Munshya, LLB, M.Div.

To help fight the scourge of tribalism in Zambia, some of our people are buying into several slogans in the hope that these slogans will help build some national cohesion. There is one particular slogan that I find patently problematic. This slogan states, “My tribe is Zambia”. The goal of using this slogan is to try and have the user know or convince others that they are above tribalism by emphasizing the fact that the only tribe that matters, should be the “tribe” called Zambia. I have a problem with such sloganeering, because it really does not help fight tribalism but could actually be used to perpetuate it.

It should be clear that Zambia is not a tribe and it was never meant to be a tribe. Rather it is a republic that is formed by people who belong to different tribes, persuasions and races. As such, there is no way that “Zambia” can fulfill a goal that it was never meant to fulfill in the first place. Zambia has not replaced our ethnic heritage; rather Zambia is a creation of people who already belonged to different ethnic groups. When we say that all these tribes do not really matter and all that matters is “Zambia” we are robbing our nationhood of a clear philosophical basis grounded upon the tribal diversity of this space we now call Zambia.

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Stating, “my tribe is Zambia” has the potential of erasure. The most potent tool against tribalism is not erasure of tribes, but rather the respect for all tribes. That which we fail to do by respect of tribes cannot be achieved through contempt for those tribes. If we cannot respect Tongas and Lozis and Tumbukas, we do no service to the destiny of our country by trying to erase the experience of Tongas, Lozis, and Tumbukas. What we need in Zambia is acknowledgement and respect for the “Zambianness” of all tribes. The paramount assumption should be that all tribes contribute equally to the Zambian project. There is no tribe that contributes less to Zambia, but rather that all tribes are part and parcel of the Zambian venture. If we acknowledge that fact, it will lead all of us to a more respectful attitude towards the other. It will make us realise that on our own, we cannot make Zambia, Zambia. It takes the effort of all. And these “all” are the different tribes that make up our nation. It was not the intention of the Republic of Zambia to erase the reality of ethnic diversity, but rather the republic exists as a result of this ethnic diversity.

To fight tribalism in Zambia, we must also interrogate the assumptions exhibited by some of our people. Zambia is not a Bemba country to which they invited other tribes such as the Tongas or Lenjes. Zambia is a diverse nation to which all tribes contribute equally to its subsistence. As such, removing some tribes from national memory does not resolve the tribalism problem it just exacerbates it. All tribes must be visible and none should be assigned to the garbage bin of obliteration.

Zambians should listen to each other. We should listen to how various tribes are experiencing the Zambian promise. We should not shut each other up. If the Zambian project is not working for some of our people, it is time for us to listen to each other without judgment and without threats of “tribal” accusations. To listen to each other, we must draw the discourse from the urban centers of Lusaka and Ndola to the interior of Gwembe and Mapatizya. We should ask each other, do the people of Milenge and Mongu perceive the Zambian project in the same way? Before we accuse any tribe of being more tribal than our tribes, let us take the time to listen to each other. As such, let us take the 2015 elections as a way to begin conversations, not as a way to stop conversations. The people of Southern Province made their voices heard through the ballot, it is time to listen before we accuse.

Zambians should learn to respect each other’s tribes. Respect is predicated on numerous elements. Each of us should love our heritage. We should celebrate our traditions. We should feel free to speak our language and enjoy the intonation inherited from our forefathers. But after we have done that, we will realise how our own heritage is so inadequate to fully express the Zambian spirit. It is this humility that should push us to want to respect the heritage of others. By respecting the culture of others, we are becoming totally Zambian, as Zambia itself is best expressed by the respect we feel for the peoples that comprise its confines. Respect for others means, a Bemba person should have that humbling respect for a Goba and vice-versa. It also means that we take the time to acknowledge that the Zambian greatness lies not in ourselves alone but in the collective effort of all – the others and me. This can best be done in an environment that respects others and not the one that seeks to erase the other.

All political leaders in our country should be aware of the power of tribal balancing. Regardless of how technically astute a cabinet is, I would not support it if it only comprises people belonging to one tribe or region. If Chagwa Lungu dared to appoint an all Nsenga-cabinet, I would be the first one to protest against such an act. Through tribal balancing, you are acknowledging the strength of others and you are also showing our nation that you respect the other. Even God in the Bible asked Joshua and Moses to select 12 men, one from each tribe to perform specific tasks. God balanced tribe in Israel. If tribal balancing was good for Israel, it is surely good for our people.

President Kenneth Kaunda also realized the power of tribal balancing. He deliberately sought to appoint a diverse cabinet. Assuming that he was from Chinsali, he made sure that people belonging to other tribes held the positions of Prime Minister. This was a very powerful way of saying; the Zambian project truly belongs to all. Merit in that case, was clearly supplemented by a touch of balance. It cannot be on merit that which produces a board filled with Bembas alone!

We do misconstrue the One Zambia One Nation motto if we think that it means that “tribes” do not matter. The motto actually is an ideal way of saying that the Republic is a product of various peoples who come together to form it. Such an understanding of One Zambia One Nation, does not lead to erasure, it instead leads to a healthy respect for all. And it is this respect for the other that we all need as we navigate through the challenge of tribalism.

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This article appeared in the print edition of the Zambia Daily Nation on Friday, 30 January 2015.

Suggested citation: Munshya, E. (2015). “My tribe is not Zambia: erasure, tribalism and the challenge of national cohesion”. Elias Munshya Blog (www.eliasmunshya.org) (29 January 2015)

Eliasmunshya.org projects that Lungu wins Zambian elections: 784,263 for EL and 764,724 for HH

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PF UPND
Chisamba Central 2,596 6,597
Chitambo Central 2,534 384
Kapiri Mposhi Central 7,869 8,160
Katuba Central 2,399 6,537
Keembe Central 2,586 9,043
Mkushi North Central 4,153 2,577
Mkushi South Central 2,182 1,734
Muchinga Central 1,384 456
Mumbwa Central 1,392 7,597
Mwembeshi Central 814 7,975
Serenje Central 3,940 839
Bwacha Central 8,182 2,682
Nangoma Central 542 7,783
Kabwe Central Central 11,763 4,957
 eliasmunshya.org 52,336 67,321
Bwana Mkubwa Copperbelt 11,294 3,038
Chifubu Copperbelt 11,817 3,422
Chililabombwe Copperbelt 10,126 3,047
Chimwemwe Copperbelt 15,214 3,499
Chingola Copperbelt 11,750 5,846
Kabushi Copperbelt 12,475 2,762
Kafulafuta Copperbelt 2,241 1,961
Kamfinsa Copperbelt 8,983 2,381
Kantanshi Copperbelt 8,439 1,615
Kwacha Copperbelt 14,940 4,027
Luanshya Copperbelt 9,765 3,145
Kalulushi Copperbelt 11,371 4,040
Masaiti Copperbelt 2,565 3,461
Mpongwe Copperbelt 2,751 1,690
Mufulira Copperbelt 6,755 1,690
Nchanga Copperbelt 11,388 2,666
Ndola Central Copperbelt 12,610 4,662
Nkana Copperbelt 11,608 2,829
Wusakile Copperbelt 11,551 1,969
Roan Copperbelt 7,782 2,445
Lufwanyama Copperbelt 2,270 3,457
Kankoyo Copperbelt 5,226 1,271
 eliasmunshya.org 202,921 64,923
Chadiza Eastern Province 2,927 2,391
Chipangali Eastern Province 4,673 1,750
Chasefu Eastern Province 5,001 1,974
Chipata Central Eastern Province 10,883 3,228
Chama North Eastern Province 3,615 676
Kapoche Eastern Province 4,713 1,115
Kasenengwa Eastern Province 5,336 2,616
Luangeni Eastern Province 5,151 1,716
Lumezi Eastern Province 3,056 1,116
Lundazi Eastern Province 8,779 2,972
Malambo Eastern Province 4,534 2,538
Mkaika Eastern Province 4,051 2,285
Msanzala Eastern Province 3,218 697
Nyimba Eastern Province 2,238 830
Petauke Central Eastern Province 10,346 1,202
Sinda Eastern Province 2,509 3,142
Vubwi Eastern Province 2,111 1,526
Chama South Eastern Province 2,801 908
Milanzi Eastern Province 3,441 1,471
 eliasmunshya.org 89,383 34,153
Bahati Luapula Province 7,163 876
Bangweulu Luapula Province 7,472 848
Chembe Luapula Province 2,597 354
Chiengi Luapula Province 4,773 1,445
Chifunabuli Luapula Province 7,736 1,210
Nchelenge Luapula Province 9,112 952
Chipili Luapula Province 5,689 267
Kawambwa Luapula Province 5,233 374
Luapula Luapula Province 3,527 326
Mambilima Luapula Province 3,714 568
Mansa Central Luapula Province 10,631 1,278
Mwense Luapula Province 5,340 1,055
Pambashe Luapula Province 3,854 519
Mwansabombwe Luapula Province 4,548 421
 eliasmunshya.org 81,389 10,493
Kafue Lusaka Province 7,758 8,108
Feira Lusaka Province 3,332 751
Chilanga Lusaka Province 4,376 6,102
Chongwe Lusaka Province 5,773 7,252
Rufunsa Lusaka Province 1,819 2,146
Chawama Lusaka Province 13,469 6,261
Kabwata Lusaka Province 19,704 10,069
Kanyama Lusaka Province 13,034 12,805
Lusaka Central Lusaka Province 15,077 9,190
Mandevu Lusaka Province 29,244 9,844
Matero Lusaka Province 28,056 9,127
Munali Lusaka Province 27,296 14,366
 eliasmunshya.org 168,938 96,021
Chilubi Northern Province 8,100 2,400
Chinsali Northern Province 8,622 381
Isoka East Northern Province 4,614 992
Isoka West Northern Province 5,114 1,031
Kanchibiya Northern Province 4,527 488
Kaputa Northern Province 4,210 2,110
Kasama Northern Province 11,544 3,465
Lubansenshi Northern Province 5,216 939
Lukashya Northern Province 8,485 1,915
Lunte Northern Province 4,172 1,489
Lupososhi Northern Province 7,633 1,147
Malole Northern Province 13,466 1,873
Mbala Northern Province 6,727 1,430
Mfuwe Northern Province 3,102 144
Mporokoso Northern Province 4,315 683
Mpulungu Northern Province 8,151 2,015
Nakonde Northern Province 6,693 1,370
Senga Hill Northern Province 5,537 1,092
Shiwa Ng’andu Northern Province 6,228 222
Chimbamilonga Northern Province 4,175 1,533
Mpika Central Northern Province 7,204 572
 eliasmunshya.org 137,835 27,291
Chavuma North-Western 792 4,898
Kabompo East North-Western 826 6,739
Kabompo West North-Western 520 6,307
Mufumbwe North-Western 1,200 8,400
Mwinilunga East North-Western 537 6,515
Mwinilunga West North-Western 822 19,152
Solwezi Central North-Western 4,219 14,737
Solwezi East North-Western 597 2,584
Solwezi West North-Western 618 9,312
Zambezi East North-Western 900 8,333
Zambezi West North-Western 888 1,600
Kasempa North-Western 622 9,486
 eliasmunshya.org 12,541 98,063
Bweengwa Southern Province 105 12,593
Chikankata Southern Province 471 12,457
Choma Southern Province 2,139 21,921
Dundumwenzi Southern Province 83 14,181
Gwembe Southern Province 249 10,960
Itezhi-Tezhi Southern Province 788 7,069
Kalomo Central Southern Province 662 17,961
Mapatizya Southern Province 357 13,874
Katombola Southern Province 466 15,025
Livingstone Southern Province 8,352 19,125
Magoye Southern Province 428 11,734
Mazabuka Central Southern Province 3,092 14,801
Mbabala Southern Province 128 13,629
Monze Southern Province 1,097 21,385
Moomba Southern Province 100 8,276
Namwala Southern Province 440 17,151
Pemba Southern Province 203 13,338
Siavonga Southern Province 1,361 12,817
Sinazongwe Southern Province 1,103 17,942
 eliasmunshya.org 21,624 276,239
Kalabo Central Western Province 1,271 6,495
Kaoma Central Western Province 912 4,886
Liuwa Western Province 528 4,685
Luampa Western Province 1,449 5,251
Luena Western Province 326 3,044
Lukulu West Western Province 876 7,163
Mongu Central Western Province 1,959 11,483
Nalikwanda Western Province 445 4,591
Nalolo Western Province 1,536 5,069
Senanga Western Province 754 5,861
Sesheke Western Province 566 5,103
Sikongo Western Province 1,207 4,194
Sinjembela Western Province 1,378 6,389
Mwandi Western Province 596 2,989
Lukulu East Western Province 1,293 5,708
Mulobezi Western Province 1,063 3,517
Mangango Western Province 1,137 3,792
 eliasmunshya.org 17,296 90,220
TOTAL 784,263 764,724
Difference 19,539

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149 constituencies tabulated: My projection puts Lungu at 786,722 and Hichilema at 757,052

PF UPND
Chisamba Central 2,596 6,597
Chitambo Central 2,534 384
Kapiri Mposhi Central 7,869 8,160
Katuba Central 2,399 6,537
Keembe Central 2,586 9,043
Mkushi North Central 4,153 2,577
Mkushi South Central 2,182 1,734
Muchinga Central 1,384 456
Mumbwa Central 1,392 7,597
Mwembeshi Central 814 7,975
Serenje Central 3,940 839
Bwacha Central 8,182 2,682
Nangoma Central 542 7,783
Kabwe Central Central 11,763 4,957
52,336 67,321
Bwana Mkubwa Copperbelt 11,294 3,038
Chifubu Copperbelt 11,817 3,422
Chililabombwe Copperbelt 10,126 3,047
Chimwemwe Copperbelt 15,214 3,499
Chingola Copperbelt 11,750 5,846
Kabushi Copperbelt 12,475 2,762
Kafulafuta Copperbelt 2,241 1,961
Kamfinsa Copperbelt 8,983 2,381
Kantanshi Copperbelt 8,439 1,615
Kwacha Copperbelt 14,940 4,027
Luanshya Copperbelt 9,765 3,145
Kalulushi Copperbelt 11,371 4,040
Masaiti Copperbelt 2,565 3,461
Mpongwe Copperbelt 2,751 1,690
Mufulira Copperbelt 6,755 1,690
Nchanga Copperbelt 11,388 2,666
Ndola Central Copperbelt 12,610 4,662
Nkana Copperbelt 11,608 2,829
Wusakile Copperbelt 11,551 1,969
Roan Copperbelt 7,782 2,445
Lufwanyama Copperbelt 2,270 3,457
Kankoyo Copperbelt 5,226 1,271
202,921 64,923
Chadiza Eastern Province 2,927 2,391
Chipangali Eastern Province 4,673 1,750
Chasefu Eastern Province 5,001 1,974
Chipata Central Eastern Province 10,883 3,228
Chama North Eastern Province 3,615 676
Kapoche Eastern Province 4,713 1,115
Kasenengwa Eastern Province 5,336 2,616
Luangeni Eastern Province 5,151 1,716
Lumezi Eastern Province 3,056 1,116
Lundazi Eastern Province 8,779 2,972
Malambo Eastern Province 4,534 2,538
Mkaika Eastern Province 4,051 2,285
Msanzala Eastern Province 3,218 697
Nyimba Eastern Province 2,238 830
Petauke Central Eastern Province 10,346 1,202
Sinda Eastern Province 2,509 3,142
Vubwi Eastern Province 2,111 1,526
Chama South Eastern Province 2,801 908
Milanzi Eastern Province 3,441 1,471
89,383 34,153
Bahati Luapula Province 7,163 876
Bangweulu Luapula Province 7,472 848
Chembe Luapula Province 2,597 354
Chiengi Luapula Province 4,773 1,445
Chifunabuli Luapula Province 7,736 1,210
Nchelenge Luapula Province 9,112 952
Chipili Luapula Province 5,689 267
Kawambwa Luapula Province 5,233 374
Luapula Luapula Province 3,527 326
Mambilima Luapula Province 3,714 568
Mansa Central Luapula Province 10,631 1,278
Mwense Luapula Province 5,340 1,055
Pambashe Luapula Province 3,854 519
Mwansabombwe Luapula Province 4,548 421
81,389 10,493
Kafue Lusaka Province 7,758 8,108
Feira Lusaka Province 3,332 751
Chilanga Lusaka Province 4,376 6,102
Chongwe Lusaka Province 5,773 7,252
Rufunsa Lusaka Province 1,819 2,146
Chawama Lusaka Province 13,469 6,261
Kabwata Lusaka Province 19,704 10,069
Kanyama Lusaka Province 13,034 12,805
Lusaka Central Lusaka Province 15,077 9,190
Mandevu Lusaka Province 29,244 9,844
Matero Lusaka Province 28,056 9,127
Munali Lusaka Province 27,296 14,366
168,938 96,021
Chilubi Northern Province 8,100 2,400
Chinsali Northern Province 8,622 381
Isoka East Northern Province 4,614 992
Isoka West Northern Province 5,114 1,031
Kanchibiya Northern Province 4,527 488
Kaputa Northern Province 4,210 2,110
Kasama Northern Province 11,544 3,465
Lubansenshi Northern Province 5,216 939
Lukashya Northern Province 8,485 1,915
Lunte Northern Province 4,172 1,489
Lupososhi Northern Province 7,633 1,147
Malole Northern Province 13,466 1,873
Mbala Northern Province 6,727 1,430
Mfuwe Northern Province 3,102 144
Mporokoso Northern Province 4,315 683
Mpulungu Northern Province 8,151 2,015
Nakonde Northern Province 6,693 1,370
Senga Hill Northern Province 5,537 1,092
Shiwa Ng’andu Northern Province 6,228 222
Chimbamilonga Northern Province 4,175 1,533
Mpika Central Northern Province 7,204 572
137,835 27,291
Chavuma North-Western 792 4,898
Kabompo East North-Western 826 6,739
Kabompo West North-Western 520 6,307
Mufumbwe North-Western 1,200 8,400
Mwinilunga East North-Western 537 6,515
Mwinilunga West North-Western 822 19,152
Solwezi Central North-Western 4,219 14,737
Solwezi East North-Western 597 2,584
Solwezi West North-Western 618 9,312
Zambezi East North-Western 900 8,333
Zambezi West North-Western 888 1,600
Kasempa North-Western 622 9,486
12,541 98,063
Bweengwa Southern Province 105 12,593
Chikankata Southern Province 471 12,457
Choma Southern Province 2,139 21,921
Dundumwenzi Southern Province 83 14,181
Gwembe Southern Province 249 10,960
Itezhi-Tezhi Southern Province 788 7,069
Kalomo Central Southern Province 662 17,961
Mapatizya Southern Province 357 13,874
Katombola Southern Province 466 15,025
Livingstone Southern Province 8,352 19,125
Magoye Southern Province 428 11,734
Mazabuka Central Southern Province 3,092 14,801
Mbabala Southern Province 128 13,629
Monze Southern Province 1,097 21,385
Moomba Southern Province 100 8,276
Namwala Southern Province 440 17,151
Pemba Southern Province 203 13,338
Siavonga Southern Province 1,361 12,817
Sinazongwe Southern Province 1,103 17,942
21,624 276,239
Kalabo Central Western Province 1,271 6,495
Kaoma Central Western Province 912 4,886
Liuwa Western Province - -
Luampa Western Province 1,449 5,251
Luena Western Province 326 3,044
Lukulu West Western Province 876 7,163
Mongu Central Western Province 1,959 11,483
Nalikwanda Western Province 445 4,591
Nalolo Western Province 1,536 5,069
Senanga Western Province 754 5,861
Sesheke Western Province 566 5,103
Sikongo Western Province 4,194 1,207
Sinjembela Western Province 1,378 6,389
Mwandi Western Province 596 2,989
Lukulu East Western Province 1,293 5,708
Mulobezi Western Province 1,063 3,517
Mangango Western Province 1,137 3,792
19,755 82,548
TOTAL 786,722 757,052
29,670

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Zambia Election Results: Lungu is at 657,929 HH is at 540,596 from our tabulations so far

 www.eliasmunshya.org PF UPND
Chisamba Central - -
Chitambo Central 2,534 384
Kapiri Mposhi Central - -
Katuba Central 2,099 5,809
Keembe Central - -
Mkushi North Central 4,153 2,577
Mkushi South Central 680 980
Muchinga Central 1,384 456
Mumbwa Central - -
Mwembeshi Central - -
Serenje Central 3,940 839
Bwacha Central 8,182 2,682
Nangoma Central 542 7,783
Kabwe Central Central 11,763 4,957
40,277 26,467
Bwana Mkubwa Copperbelt 11,294 3,038
Chifubu Copperbelt 11,817 3,422
Chililabombwe Copperbelt 10,126 2,780
Chimwemwe Copperbelt 15,214 3,499
Chingola Copperbelt 11,750 5,846
Kabushi Copperbelt 12,475 2,762
Kafulafuta Copperbelt 2,241 1,961
Kamfinsa Copperbelt 8,983 2,381
Kantanshi Copperbelt 8,439 1,615
Kwacha Copperbelt 14,940 4,027
Luanshya Copperbelt 9,765 3,145
Kalulushi Copperbelt 11,371 4,040
Masaiti Copperbelt 2,565 3,461
Mpongwe Copperbelt 2,751 1,690
Mufulira Copperbelt 6,755 1,690
Nchanga Copperbelt 11,388 2,666
Ndola Central Copperbelt 12,610 4,662
Nkana Copperbelt 11,608 2,829
Wusakile Copperbelt 11,551 1,969
Roan Copperbelt 7,782 2,445
Lufwanyama Copperbelt - -
Kankoyo Copperbelt 8,439 1,615
203,864 61,543
Chadiza Eastern Province 2,927 2,391
Chipangali Eastern Province 4,673 1,750
Chasefu Eastern Province 5,001 1,974
Chipata Central Eastern Province 10,883 3,228
Chama North Eastern Province - -
Kapoche Eastern Province 4,713 1,115
Kasenengwa Eastern Province 5,336 2,616
Luangeni Eastern Province - -
Lumezi Eastern Province - -
Lundazi Eastern Province 8,779 2,972
Malambo Eastern Province 3,157 1,627
Mkaika Eastern Province 4,051 2,285
Msanzala Eastern Province - -
Nyimba Eastern Province 2,238 830
Petauke Central Eastern Province 2,069 489
Sinda Eastern Province 2,509 3,142
Vubwi Eastern Province 2,111 1,526
Chama South Eastern Province - -
Milanzi Eastern Province 3,441 1,471
61,888 27,416
Bahati Luapula Province 7,163 876
Bangweulu Luapula Province 7,472 848
Chembe Luapula Province 2,597 354
Chiengi Luapula Province - -
Chifunabuli Luapula Province 7,736 1,210
Nchelenge Luapula Province - -
Chipili Luapula Province 5,689 267
Kawambwa Luapula Province 5,233 374
Luapula Luapula Province - -
Mambilima Luapula Province 3,714 568
Mansa Central Luapula Province 10,631 1,278
Mwense Luapula Province 5,340 1,055
Pambashe Luapula Province 3,854 519
Mwansabombwe Luapula Province 4,548 421
63,977 7,770
Kafue Lusaka Province 7,758 8,108
Feira Lusaka Province 3,332 751
Chilanga Lusaka Province 4,376 6,102
Chongwe Lusaka Province 5,773 6,853
Rufunsa Lusaka Province - -
Chawama Lusaka Province 13,469 6,261
Kabwata Lusaka Province 19,704 10,069
Kanyama Lusaka Province 13,034 9,281
Lusaka Central Lusaka Province 15,077 9,190
Mandevu Lusaka Province 29,244 9,844
Matero Lusaka Province 28,056 9,127
Munali Lusaka Province 27,296 14,366
167,119 89,952
Chilubi Northern Province - -
Chinsali Northern Province 8,622 381
Isoka East Northern Province 5,114 1,031
Isoka West Northern Province - -
Kanchibiya Northern Province 1,686 284
Kaputa Northern Province 4,210 2,110
Kasama Northern Province 11,544 3,465
Lubansenshi Northern Province 5,216 939
Lukashya Northern Province 6,545 1,405
Lunte Northern Province - -
Lupososhi Northern Province 3,005 510
Malole Northern Province 10,509 1,528
Mbala Northern Province 2,586 549
Mfuwe Northern Province - -
Mporokoso Northern Province - -
Mpulungu Northern Province 8,151 2,015
Nakonde Northern Province 6,693 1,370
Senga Hill Northern Province - -
Shiwa Ng’andu Northern Province 3,954 262
Chimbamilonga Northern Province 4,175 1,533
Mpika Central Northern Province 7,204 572
89,214 17,954
Chavuma North-Western 900 7,000
Kabompo East North-Western 824 6,721
Kabompo West North-Western 528 6,504
Mufumbwe North-Western - -
Mwinilunga East North-Western 537 6,515
Mwinilunga West North-Western 881 18,001
Solwezi Central North-Western 4,219 14,737
Solwezi East North-Western - -
Solwezi West North-Western - -
Zambezi East North-Western 900 8,333
Zambezi West North-Western 888 1,600
Kasempa North-Western 622 9,486
10,299 78,897
Bweengwa Southern Province 79 10,487
Chikankata Southern Province 471 12,457
Choma Southern Province 2,139 21,921
Dundumwenzi Southern Province - -
Gwembe Southern Province - -
Itezhi-Tezhi Southern Province - -
Kalomo Central Southern Province 590 10,297
Mapatizya Southern Province 357 13,874
Katombola Southern Province - -
Livingstone Southern Province 8,352 19,125
Magoye Southern Province - -
Mazabuka Central Southern Province 3,092 14,801
Mbabala Southern Province 126 13,629
Monze Southern Province 1,097 21,385
Moomba Southern Province 100 8,276
Namwala Southern Province 440 17,151
Pemba Southern Province 203 13,338
Siavonga Southern Province 1,361 12,817
Sinazongwe Southern Province - -
18,407 189,558
Kalabo Central Western Province - -
Kaoma Central Western Province 912 4,886
Liuwa Western Province - -
Luampa Western Province 369 1,665
Luena Western Province 326 3,044
Lukulu West Western Province - -
Mongu Central Western Province 1,959 11,483
Nalikwanda Western Province - -
Nalolo Western Province - -
Senanga Western Province - -
Sesheke Western Province 566 5,103
Sikongo Western Province - -
Sinjembela Western Province - -
Mwandi Western Province 596 2,989
Lukulu East Western Province 1,293 5,708
Mulobezi Western Province 846 2,901
Mangango Western Province 1,017 3,260
7,884 41,039
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TOTAL 657,929 540,596

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Current update Lungu 512,479 while HH has 359,106 – #ZambiaDecides

(copyright – eliasmunshya.org, 2015) PF UPND
Chisamba Central 0 0
Chitambo Central 0 0
Kapiri Mposhi Central 0 0
Katuba Central 0 0
Keembe Central 0 0
Mkushi North Central 0 0
Mkushi South Central 0 0
Muchinga Central 0 0
Mumbwa Central 0 0
Mwembeshi Central 0 0
Serenje Central 0 0
Bwacha Central 0 0
Nangoma Central 0 0
Kabwe Central Central 11763 4957
Bwana Mkubwa Copperbelt 11294 3038
Chifubu Copperbelt 11817 3422
Chililabombwe Copperbelt 10126 2780
Chimwemwe Copperbelt 15214 3499
Chingola Copperbelt 11750 5846
Kabushi Copperbelt 12475 2762
Kafulafuta Copperbelt 0 0
Kamfinsa Copperbelt 8983 2381
Kantanshi Copperbelt 8439 1615
Kwacha Copperbelt 14940 4027
Luanshya Copperbelt 9765 3145
Kalulushi Copperbelt 11371 4040
Masaiti Copperbelt – (eliasmunshya.org)
Mpongwe Copperbelt
Mufulira Copperbelt 6755 1690
Nchanga Copperbelt 11388 2666
Ndola Central Copperbelt 12610 4662
Nkana Copperbelt 11608 2829
Wusakile Copperbelt 11551 1969
Roan Copperbelt 7782 2445
Lufwanyama Copperbelt
Kankoyo Copperbelt
Chadiza Eastern Province 2927 2391
Chipangali Eastern Province 4673 1750
Chasefu Eastern Province
Chipata Central Eastern Province 10883 3228
Feira Eastern Province
Kapoche Eastern Province
Kasenengwa Eastern Province
Luangeni Eastern Province
Lumezi Eastern Province
Lundazi Eastern Province
Malambo Eastern Province 3157 1627
Mkaika Eastern Province
Msanzala Eastern Province
Nyimba Eastern Province
Petauke Central Eastern Province
Sinda Eastern Province 2509 3142
Vubwi Eastern Province
Chama South Eastern Province
Milanzi Eastern Province
Bahati Luapula Province
Bangweulu Luapula Province 7472 848
Chembe Luapula Province 2597 354
Chiengi Luapula Province
Chifunabuli Luapula Province
Nchelenge Luapula Province
Chipili Luapula Province 5689 267
Kawambwa Luapula Province 5233 374
Luapula Luapula Province
Mambilima Luapula Province 3714 568
Mansa Central Luapula Province 10631 1278
Mwense Luapula Province 3714 588
Pambashe Luapula Province 3854 519
Mwansabombwe Luapula Province 4548 421
Kafue Lusaka Province
Feira Lusaka Province 3732 751
Chilanga Lusaka Province 6410 4321
Chongwe Lusaka Province 5773 6853
Rufunsa Lusaka Province
Chawama Lusaka Province 18469 6261
Kabwata Lusaka Province 19704 10069
Kanyama Lusaka Province 31508 2536
Lusaka Central Lusaka Province 15077 9190
Mandevu Lusaka Province 29244 9844
Matero Lusaka Province 28056 9127
Munali Lusaka Province 27296 14366
Chilubi Northern Province
Chinsali Northern Province 8622 381
Isoka East Northern Province 5114 1031
Isoka West Northern Province
Kanchibiya Northern Province
Kaputa Northern Province
Kasama Northern Province 11544 3465
Lubansenshi Northern Province
Lukashya Northern Province
Lunte Northern Province
Lupososhi Northern Province
Malole Northern Province
Mbala Northern Province
Mfuwe Northern Province
Mporokoso Northern Province
Mpulungu Northern Province
Nakonde Northern Province
Senga Hill Northern Province
Shiwa Ng’andu Northern Province
Chimbamilonga Northern Province 4175 1533
Mpika Central Northern Province
Chavuma North-Western
Kabompo East North-Western
Kabompo West North-Western
Mufumbwe North-Western
Mwinilunga East North-Western 537 6515
Mwinilunga West North-Western
Solwezi Central North-Western 4219 14737
Solwezi East North-Western
Solwezi West North-Western
Zambezi East North-Western 900 8333
Zambezi West North-Western
Kasempa North-Western
Bweengwa Southern Province 79 10487
Chikankata Southern Province 471 12457
Choma Southern Province 2139 21921
Dundumwenzi Southern Province
Gwembe Southern Province
Itezhi-Tezhi Southern Province
Kalomo Central Southern
Mapatizya Southern Province 357 13874
Katombola Southern Province
Livingstone Southern Province 8352 19125
Magoye Southern Province
Mazabuka Central Southern Province 3092 14801
Mbabala Southern Province 126 12996
Monze Southern Province 1045 14727
Moomba Southern Province 100 8276
Namwala Southern Province
Pemba Southern Province 203 13338
Siavonga Southern Province 1361 12817
Sinazongwe Southern Province
Kalabo Central Western Province
Kaoma Central Western Province
Liuwa Western Province
Luampa Western Province
Luena Western Province
Lukulu West Western Province
Mongu Central Western Province 1959 11483
Nalikwanda Western Province
Nalolo Western Province
Senanga Western Province
Sesheke Western Province 566 5103
Sikongo Western Province
Sinjembela Western Province
Mwandi Western Province
Lukulu East Western Province
Mulobezi Western Province
Mangango Western Province 1017 3260
TOTAL (eliasmunshya.org) 512,479 359,106

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Zambian Presidential Elections Results Current Update

Note: These are full constituency results from the few constituencies collated so far. We are using the following sources: The Post Newspaper, Flava FM and Radio Mano. We are only using those provisional results at constituency level and we will be updating as we go. It is too early but a pattern is showing already. Note that we do not have the new Muchinga Province below.

PF UPND MMD FDD Others
Central Province
Chisamba
Chitambo
Kapiri Mposhi
Katuba
Keembe
Mkushi North
Mkushi South
Muchinga
Mumbwa
Mwembeshi
Serenje
Bwacha
Nangoma
Kabwe Central
Copperbelt Province
Bwana Mkubwa
Chifubu 11,817  3,422
Chililabombwe 10,126 2,780
Chimwemwe 15,214 3,499
Chingola
Kabushi
Kafulafuta
Kamfinsa 8,983 2,381 106 71
Kantanshi
Kwacha
Luanshya
Kalulushi
Masaiti
Mpongwe
Mufulira
Nchanga 11,388 2,666
Ndola Central
Nkana 11,608 2,829 194 104
Wusakile
Roan
Lufwanyama
Kankoyo
Eastern Province
Chadiza
Chipangali
Chasefu
Chipata Central
Feira
Kapoche
Kasenengwa
Luangeni
Lumezi
Lundazi
Malambo
Mkaika
Msanzala
Nyimba
Petauke Central
Sinda
Vubwi
Chama South
Milanzi
Luapula Province
Bahati
Bangweulu
Chembe
Chiengi
Chifunabuli
Nchelenge
Chipili
Kawambwa
Luapula
Mambilima
Mansa Central
Mwense
Pambashe
Mwansabombwe 4,548 421
Lusaka Province
Kafue
Feira
Chilanga
Chongwe
Rufunsa
Lusaka District
Chawama
Kabwata
Kanyama
Lusaka Central
Mandevu
Matero
Munali
Northern Province
Chilubi
Chinsali
Isoka East
Isoka West
Kanchibiya
Kaputa
Kasama
Lubansenshi
Lukashya
Lunte
Lupososhi
Malole
Mbala
Mfuwe
Mporokoso
Mpulungu
Nakonde
Senga Hill
Shiwa Ng’andu
Chimbamilonga
Mpika Central
North-Western Province
Chavuma
Kabompo East
Kabompo West
Mufumbwe
Mwinilunga East
Mwinilunga West
Solwezi Central
Solwezi East
Solwezi West
Zambezi East
Zambezi West
Kasempa
Southern Province
Bweengwa
Chikankata
Choma
Dundumwenzi
Gwembe
Itezhi-Tezhi
Kalomo Central
Mapatizya
Katombola
Livingstone
Magoye
Mazabuka Central
Mbabala
Monza
Moomba
Namwala
Pemba
Siavonga
Sinazongwe
Western Province
Kalabo Central
Kaoma Central
Liuwa
Luampa
Luena
Lukulu West
Mongu Central
Nalikwanda
Nalolo
Senanga
Sesheke
Sikongo
Sinjembela
Mwandi
Lukulu East
Mulobezi
Mangango
TOTAL -

Please note that the totals above may not be accurate. I will be taking some time to do the totals intermittently.

Disclaimer: These are not official results of the Electoral Commission of Zambia. I do not guarantee the accuracy of these figures.

Vote for Peace, Vote in Peace!

 E. Munshya, LLB (Hons), M.Div.

Michael Sata with Edgar Lungu

Michael Sata with Edgar Lungu

The time is finally here. In a few days, Zambia goes to the polls. What a milestone. Mature nations and great democracies use the ballot as the only legitimate way to change or not-change a government. For this we must commend ourselves and thank God Almighty for having given us the grace and the opportunity to partake in the sacrament of our democracy. I call Zambian democracy a sacrament because it is a system we have chosen for ourselves. It is also a political system we believe God has ordained for us. As such, we come to the table of democracy with gratitude and hope, knowing that it will help us to choose a leader to take our great nation into its future. As Zambians we must take democracy seriously. We must guard it with our very lives. We must do all we can to sustain it and to make it flourish. There is no one who can make our democracy better and greater apart from ourselves. Democracy does not flourish just because of good laws, or good structures. Democracy flourishes due to the diligence of the people concerned. It is the people who are the genuine vanguards of any democracy. In fact, it is the vigilance of our people that will brook the verve of our democracy. We are happy and excited that on 20th January 2015, we the people will choose.

Munshya wa Munshya

Munshya wa Munshya

Democracy however, is not without its challenges. Freedom could be a burden sometimes since it calls for responsibility. Democracy asks a lot from us. In fact, it demands a lot from us. We must be ready to give democracy its drink when it is thirsty. We must be ready to spare bread for democracy when it is hungry. We should be ready to be the legs, the hands and the feet for democracy when needed. It is in this vein that we must be clear in our resolute. Zambians must reject anything that could disturb our peaceful democracy. Once we elect to choose leaders through the ballot, we must ensure that we continue to elect leaders through the ballot. There are temptations to go for the shortcut. These are shortcuts we must not entertain. And I am excited that on 20th January 2015, we the people of Zambia are exercising our liberty to choose a president. It is the people’s choice that will matter on that day. When going to the ballot booths, I appeal to our people to be peaceful. If someone wants to cause confusion, let it not be you. I appeal to our people in Choma, in Chama and in Chipili to remain peaceable. It is the people’s vote that should speak on Tuesday and not fists. In Zambia the only political fight we should entertain is the fight done through the ballot box and not through the boxing ring. I appeal to our people to heed the Electoral Commission of Zambia. I appeal to our people not to wear provocative party regalia on Election Day. There has been enough time for campaigns. Tuesday will be the day to cast our ballots and not the day to wear our various political costumes.

To the candidates in this election, I appeal to you to appeal for calm among your supporters. Political violence is not a preserve of any one political party. As such, all candidates should take a comprehensive approach towards condemnation of electoral violence. From Mwinilunga to Lunga, and from Mpulungu to Mazabuka, there should be no reason why we should be exchanging fists of rage. Hichilema, Lungu, Mumba as well as all the other contenders should let their supporters know that violence will not be tolerated. The people of Milenge, Serenje and Sesheke all need peace!

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One Zambia One Nation

After candidates have condemned violence, the next logical thing they should do is to respect the voice of the people. Candidates should be as peaceful as we want the ordinary supporters to be. Lungu, Hichilema, Mumba, Nawakwi and all the other contenders should be prepared to accept defeat if they are beaten in the elections. The whole reason why we are subjecting ourselves to a transparent electoral process is to allow the ordinary people of Zambia to make their voice heard through the ballot. No candidate should bury this voice. As such, the most logical thing to do after the elections is for the losers to graciously accept defeat. Losers should not take our country into the brink of feuds. Both MMD and PF should accept defeat if they lose. Additionally, both UPND and FDD should also accept defeat if they lose the election. It would be a terrible situation if these parties refuse to concede defeat. It is true that losing upsets. It really does hurt a lot. But in the interest of democracy, we should be able to accept the will of the people that they exercise through the ballot.

We must desist from making alarming statements about suspected rigging and stuff like that. I really do believe in the Electoral Commission of Zambia. Justice Mambilima and her great team at ECZ are working hard for their country. They need to be commended and appreciated during this time. Ordinary Zambians should also feel free to openly encourage Mambilima and her team. They are doing a great job and we look forward to a free and fair election on the 20th of January.

Michael Sata with Hakainde Hichilema

Michael Sata with Hakainde Hichilema

There is more to this election than just winning and losing. This election is also about replacing President Michael Chilufya Sata whose untimely death was painful for his family and for the nation. As a great tribute to his life, we must ensure that this election is held in the most peaceful of atmospheres. If PF loved Sata and indeed if UPND too loved President Sata, we want them to show it through a nonviolent electoral period. The same goes for Heritage Party, the MMD, the FDD, the ACP, UNIP, the Fourth Revolution and the so many other parties contesting the presidency.

When this column returns next week, a new President would already have been sworn-in. We have no idea who that individual is. But whatever the choice of the Zambian people, I will be happy with it! Let us continue to pray and hope that the next leader takes our great nation into the future we need. Happy Election Day Zambia!