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Hakainde Hichilema will not apologize-Lifwekelo

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Edwin Lifwekelo (L)
Edwin Lifwekelo (L)

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has said that its leader Hakainde Hichilema will not apologize for the derogatory remarks he recently made to describe the vice president Guy Scott for allegedly campaigning beyond the forty eight hour Electoral rule.

UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo said that there was nothing wrong with what Mr. Hichilema said against the Republican Vice President.

In a statement released to Qfm, Mr. Lifwekelo also dispelled assertions that Mr. Hichilema’s remarks against Dr. Scott are also a demonstration of his political bitterness and tribal attitude.

The UPND Deputy spokesperson has since proposed that the forty eight hour Electoral rule of discontinuing campaigns during an election be revoked as its alleged abrogation by the ruling party adds no meaning to its existence.

Meanwhile, the ruling District Patriotic Front (PF) leadership in Kabwe has joined the rest in condemning UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s alleged insults against republican vice president Guy Scott last week.

District PF vice chairperson Leonard Nsama, says that it was unfortunate that a leader of Hakainde’s calibre could resort to insulting elderly people in his quest to seek popularity.

Mr. Nsama said he wondered what kind of a republican president Mr. Hakainde could be if elected as he would only be insulting the electorates anytime he felt so because his actions now left many people wondering as to what was becoming of him.

He called on the nation to kneel down and pray for UPND leader who he said was possessed by a terrible demon which did not allow him to respect elderly people.

[pullquote]Mr. Hichilema is reported to have called  Dr. Scott a stupid white man.[/pullquote]

He reminded Mr. Hichilema that Zambia is a Christian nation in which insults, especially among leaders, are not supposed to be hear of.

“Moreover, Dr. Scott is not only an elderly person who deserves respect, he is also the republican vice president who is not supposed to be insulted by anybody including those outside politics. He must be honoured by giving him the respect he deserves,’ said Mr. Nsama.

He said PF is disappointed to find that Mr. Hichilema has continued to insult its leadership with impunity describing it as shameful approach coming from one aspiring to become a republican president.
Last week, during the reception of Dr. Canisius Banda into the UPND as vice president for political affairs, Mr. Hichilema is reported to have called “Dr. Scott a stupid white man.”

97 COMMENTS

  1. NO need to apologizes,, apologizes for??,, telling off a stupid white man acting stupid is not sin neither is it a crime… in zambia a white man is called muzungu and a stupid whiteman is called muzungu opusa,,, its not insulting neither is it racism.. if you dont know what rasicm is, go to moscow

  2. Lifwekelo is is an uneducated guy, he knows nothing about politics and is a grade 5 fall out from Chibolya primary school

    • at least he lifwekelo can give his own opinion, hes not a blind follower,, unlike you who is educated but cannot understand a simple word stupid…

    • And you ndobo is worse than Lifwekelo and Sakala, who does not seem to understand respecting diversity and reading the context of things! But again I forgot even a toad is more clued up than you

  3. Yet again, more fabrication by PF. It’s like a reoccurring malaria illness and frankly becoming monotonous.. Last time UPND leaders ended up in Jail for murder based on total fabrication. We all know how that played out. Before that there was another fabrication that HH made his wealth thru privatization of companies. We know how the investigations played out. There is a saying “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me”. So, try something else guys, this lie has gone past its use-by date.

  4. But it’s like chiwamila galu kuluma mbuzi and not vice versa. The post newspapers used the word stupid several times to describe the late Chiluba & other ‘stupid leaders’ and our own republican president likes using the word stupid or imbecile in his favorite Bemba proverb ‘umulembwe wachipuba wapwile muli tumfwe’. But becos its HH, the word has become an insult even to the Post themselves. Whether it’s an insult or not, such words are there to describe characteristics of individuals. If u change men or women like clothes we ll call you hule period. There is no insult in that.

    • The word stupid is not at issue here. It is the use of the term ‘white man’. It is racist, full stop. Are you are deliberately playing dumb? HH has a problem with anyone who is not Tonga. He also has a very low opinion of women. As for the guys in this picture, are they the best our country can look up to?

    • What do you know about racism iwe? White is just a word/colour like black so which racism?

  5. If those percieved to be leaders aspiring for higher office can utter such racist remarks in public without any remorse or regret, what more those at the ground, this leaves much to be desired in a leader of an opposition party, please sir appologise it doenst cost a thing.

  6. It appears that only solution to clarify use of words “stupid”
    and “*****” it is to make mandatory to all journalists, political figures and theirs
    associates to undergone I.Q. evaluation. However, the cost of resulting by-elections
    to replace “stupid” and “*****” will never be known as the print media will be
    decimated.

  7. HH and those supporting him are pathetically so ignorant about what constitutes racism. Racism includes all forms of discrimination that are unintentional, such as making assumptions about preferences or abilities of others based on racial stereo types. For one aspiring for the highest office of the land, this sends wrong signals both locally and internationally about his belief and character.

  8. “Stupid” was the one word KK taught us, one that was on his lips most of the time. As a country we major in insults and instulting others. Now, why must an exception must be made for Vice President Guy Scot? Is it because he is white? If so, this too does qualify as reverse racial discrimination and that in Zambia, whites are more superior and more equal than blacks.

  9. when a stupid white man acts stupid,,, its not wrong or is it a sin to say muzungu opusa,,, zambians please understand!!!!!.. and case closed

  10. FROM “”STUPID *****S”” TO “”USEFUL *****S “”.HOW YEARS FLY!RESPECT,RESPECT FOR THE WHITE MAN.OR IS IT RESPECT FOR THE ELDERS IN THE COUNTRY.WHO CULTURE HERE? WHITE CULTURE OR BLACK CULTURE? BECAUSE OF DEMANDING TOO MUCH RESPECT, ZAMBIA HAS DONE NOWWHERE.LET AS RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION AND NOT INDIVIDUALS.NEXT TIME BA GUY SHOULD RESPECT THE ELECTRAL CODE OF ZAMBIA AND THERE WILL BE NO NEED A DESCRIPTION OF A NOUN IN HIS NAME.HH SHOULD NOT BE INSULTED HERE ,HE ONLY RAISED A RED CARD TO GUY SCOUT.

  11. FROM “”STUPID *****S”” TO “”USEFUL *****S “”.HOW YEARS FLY!RESPECT,RESPECT FOR THE WHITE MAN.OR IS IT RESPECT FOR THE ELDERS IN THE COUNTRY.WHO CULTURE HERE? WHITE CULTURE OR BLACK CULTURE? BECAUSE OF DEMANDING TOO MUCH RESPECT, ZAMBIA HAS DONE NOWWHERE.LET AS RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION AND NOT INDIVIDUALS.NEXT TIME BA GUY SHOULD RESPECT THE ELECTRAL CODE OF ZAMBIA AND THERE WILL BE NO NEED A DESCRIPTION OF A NOUN IN HIS NAME.HH SHOULD NOT BE INSULTED HERE ,HE ONLY RAISED A RED CARD TO GUY SCOUT.

    • @d9bd294293b0167d71d04415b4bd8115:disqus ..RB`s lawyer never called anyone or any zambian useful *****s.. he said donot useed or treated zambians as useful *****s… get your facts right, which newspaper do you read`???

  12. FROM “”STUPID *****S”” TO “”USEFUL *****S “”.HOW YEARS FLY!RESPECT,RESPECT FOR THE WHITE MAN.OR IS IT RESPECT FOR THE ELDERS IN THE COUNTRY.WHO CULTURE HERE? WHITE CULTURE OR BLACK CULTURE? BECAUSE OF DEMANDING TOO MUCH RESPECT, ZAMBIA HAS DONE NOWWHERE.LET AS RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION AND NOT INDIVIDUALS.NEXT TIME BA GUY SHOULD RESPECT THE ELECTRAL CODE OF ZAMBIA AND THERE WILL BE NO NEED A DESCRIPTION OF A NOUN IN HIS NAME.HH SHOULD NOT BE INSULTED HERE ,HE ONLY RAISED A RED CARD TO GUY SCOUT.

  13. Why must it be that in Zambia some people may be insulted with impunity while others may not? Does one know what it feels like to be called an “under five”? Or is the difference here due to the fact that the person who is being called “stupid” is white?

  14. The problem here is not the use of the word STUPID, but the reference to WHITE MAN. The comment by HH is racist, with serious implications. Is he saying white people are stupid or that among all stupid white people Scott is the most stupid? HH has got to be sensitive with his comments especially with a TRIBALISM tag hanging on him.

    • What tribe is scott you cretin? In case you didn’t know, he is a white man and a stupid one for that matter..

  15. STUPID IS NOT AN INSULT, it simply means lacking common sense and GUY SCOTT IS A VERY STUPID OLD WHITE MAN, there is no other way of putting that unless if he stops being stupid.

    Their is nothing wrong with what HH said and he does not need to apologize, the problem is with the people asking him to apologized, their mind is so colonized that they WORSHIP a WHITE MAN and they think that you can not call a WHITE MAN stupid even when he is being very stupid.

    • Black people have double standards. If a white man so much as mentions the word black, you are calling for him to be deported from the country. You cannot explain away racism or tribalism.

    • Really? And you have used the word stupid in reference to your mother and father or uncle. The word stupid becomes an insult if you use it to refer to a person and not an idea or concept. Had HH said what Dr. Scott did was stupid, there would not be an issue. But to say Scott is the most stupid white man that pushes the envelope. Call the action stupid and not the person, thus it does not matter the colour of the skin the action if stupid then it is.

  16. Iwe @d9bd294293b0167d71d04415b4bd8115:disqus, you must be sick. Who is more racist Sata or HH? Can I remind you what Sata said about the Chinese during his many tricks to steal his way to state house? You will just get embarrassed. Let sleeping dogs lie. As for HH, leave him alone, the muzungu is simply stupi.d. How can he continue campaigning after electoral prescribed hours when he is the castodian of our laws? How do you explain such a thing? It is stupet!

  17. This shows us that Hakainde Hichilema is just a local rich boy with small time local companies who lacks exposure of the modern global villiage as he is narrow minded like most Zambians. You can’t compare this man to Aliko Dangote the self made Nigerian cement billionaire.

  18. In Zambia nowadays nothing is wrong. Let’s see: raising the middle finger at your opponents. Nothing wrong. Being tribal and homophobic. Nothing wrong. Using racially laced comments. Nothing wrong. Suspending a lesser man before investigations while allowing others to go ahead and work while being investigated. Nothing wrong. IS THERE ANYTHING PEOPLE WILL ADMIT TO IN THAT COUNTRY???? EISH!!!

    • Middle finger if the person deserve it raise it very high! Homophobia those are stupid people only. Investigation issue failure of the system. A lot is wrong in Zambia that is the problem, people DON’T want to open their mouth in time,Zambians better die in an accident meanwhile they saw the driver drinking.

    • Middle finger if the person deserve it raise it very high! Homophobia those are stupid people only. Investigation issue failure of the system. A lot is wrong in Zambia that is the problem, people DON’T want to open their mouth in time,Zambians better die in an accident meanwhile they saw the driver drinking.

    • Middle finger if the person deserve it raise it very high! Homophobia those are stupid people only. Investigation issue failure of the system. A lot is wrong in Zambia that is the problem, people DON’T want to open their mouth in time,Zambians better die in an accident meanwhile they saw the driver drinking.

    • Middle finger if the person deserve it raise it very high! Homophobia those are stupid people only. Investigation issue failure of the system. A lot is wrong in Zambia that is the problem, people DON’T want to open their mouth in time,Zambians better die in an accident meanwhile they saw the driver drinking.

    • Middle finger if the person deserve it raise it very high! Homophobia those are stupid people only. Investigation issue failure of the system. A lot is wrong in Zambia that is the problem, people DON’T want to open their mouth in time,Zambians better die in an accident meanwhile they saw the driver drinking.

    • Middle finger if the person deserve it raise it very high! Homophobia those are stupid people only. Investigation issue failure of the system. A lot is wrong in Zambia that is the problem, people DON’T want to open their mouth in time,Zambians better die in an accident meanwhile they saw the driver drinking.

  19. We shall not force you to apologise,its up to you,but we know and confirms what you are.Foolish pride and misdirected boasting will never take HH to state house.

  20. What do you people know about racism? I guess nothing to call him white isn’t racism full stop! Why making out of a mosquito an elephant. In every news “black Man or woman ” is used as term and no one says it’s racism,why do you like to play down yourselves Zambians wake up atase. He is a white man point out

  21. Why is this issue even gaining momentum? Guy Scott is “stupid” and he is white. So what is racist about that? In Africa, and certainly in Zambia we are still in the primitive times of believing that whites are “better” therefore when one is exposed, has Scott has been, it carries more exposure. In other words we are all racist and the whites and foreigners get positive benefits for it.

  22. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  23. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  24. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  25. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  26. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  27. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  28. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  29. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  30. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  31. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  32. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  33. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  34. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  35. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  36. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  37. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  38. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  39. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  40. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  41. The F.ool in the photo is no good. The sooner HH realises this the better for him. Nothing sensible comes out of his mouth

  42. Always supporting rubbish from their leader, this party needs some serious political advisors not paperweights like Lifwekeko. HH has been insulting people for some time now without apologising to any anyone and this is the mistake he is making which will bury him in the 2016 polls. Sometimes I wonder if HH is really a graduate because I don’t see it in him when he is talking rubbish like this, I don’t expect an educated person to be telling women that they belong in the kitchen and expects to be a president of the country! An apology costs nothing but it can cost him an election, Mitt Romney made a comment about the electorates and it turned the pendulum in Obama’s favour when he was the one leading in the polls. Why is it that we are always voting for older presidents? They don’t make mistakes like this which the younger candidates like HH keep on making, they unite the electorates instead of antagonising and alienating them. Experience is a good teacher, MMD, UPND and NAREP have leaders who have never been MP’s and lack the experience of running for public office. Only Milupi is making sense at the moment from the opposition front, the rest are making the same mistakes other young politicians made before them and their parties have became extinct.

  43. The words stupid and ***** are used liberally in Zambian, thanks to Mr. KK who used them extensively to describe the citizens. That and creating a Pull Him Down at all costs can be heaped at Mr. KK’s feet as the legacy he left Zambians. In Zambia at the drop of a hat a person is described as either stupid or an ***** or both. If he shows signs of success all stops are pulled to ensure he fails. I attribute this hatred and abusive attitude we have for each other to Mr. KK. He is the author of this evil culture.

  44. Why are you suprised about his outbursts. This is a product of a bad environment, and it may be true that he grew up without a father. Whom has he not insulted? RB was insulted, Sata insulted, Nawakwi insulted, Guy Scott insulted, and the list will keep growing. Ba Nsama, don’t you know that HH is Mason and therefore decaring zambia is an affront to him?

  45. It is very unfortunate for to hear that HH has refused to apologize for his insults.HH should learn to respect elderly people.Last time he insulted women this time it is the veep.Truly this man needs prayers.

  46. Yaba ati whenever Hakainde opens his mouth to talk about other people, he will not dissapoint you in making some reference to tribe, race or gender. “Those who think they are superior tribes…”, If nawakwi has run out of things to cook.”..she should not venture in a man’s world-ie politics, “Stupid WHITE MAN”. That is Hakainde for you.

  47. Don’t waste your time talking on behalf of Guy Scott. The guy is VP and does not need you to defend him. He is the number 2 person in the country please. Unless you are saying that he is not a white man , in that case his mother would take offense.

  48. I know who is the stupid one between HH and Guy Scott lol. Also for the same reason I know HH will never be president regardless of what he says

  49. My simple question 2 every blogger on this site is`if yo own dad or yo pastor were behaving in a manner that is not in yo taste wld describe thier behaviour to yo friends as being STUPID`?

  50. They have never apologised that only a Tonga can lead UPND. Take a leaf from great men like Mandela who refused to be a black racist.

  51. HH there is no need to apologize Madam Libongani please instruct Commander Charity Katanga to arrest him and charge him with hate speech. If HH becomes president I will not reclaim my Zambian citizenship
    Under 3 actually

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