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HH in Chiengi
HH in Chiengi

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says he has utmost respect for all tribes in Zambia.

Mr Hichilema said he believes Zambia is made up of tribes with unique culture and traditions that all are equal.

He said the UPND treats all ethnic groupings as equal and important for Zambia’s social, cultural and economic development.

The UPND leader was speaking in an interview shortly after attending the Builile traditional ceremony in Chiengi, Luapula province.

Mr Hichilema also held private talks with Chief Puta and other senior Chiefs at the Kuta in Chiengi.

Mr Hichilema was recently attacked by MMD President Nevers Mumba for not attending traditional ceremonies in Luapula Province after he missed out on the Umutomboko ceremony.

“If we are going to develop and transform this country, we need the contribution of all ethnic groups without looking down on others,” Mr Hichilema said in an interview.

Mr Hichilema said this is the reason the UPND strongly condemned recent tribal remarks by Vice President Guy Scott in a BBC interview that the UPND is a minority tribe.

“We asked him to apologise and we are glad he did. There is no minority or majority tribe in Zambia, we are all equal and that is what the UPND believes in,” he said.

Mr Hichilema said the UPND once elected into office will transform the institution of Chiefs into a major development tool for rural development.

“We will not use Chiefs for patronage and appeasement. We will empower them to be conduits of real development for the local people,” he said.

77 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t read all, just read the last sentence, and you conclude that Zambia has now found the right president. 15 years of search and grooming HH has now become musankwa… Zambia is read for by-election at any level, 2016 is not that too.

    • where is Nostradamus???,,,,, this is history in the making Chief Puta from liverpool luapula blessing HH a tonga,,,,unheard of,,,, am shocked! this a positive sign, just maybe HH is the next president,,,, i respect blessings from luapula ,maybe the deal is sealed,,,,,

      how i wish Ba mwango Sata can learn how to respect chiefs from this young tonga man HH who can knee in his expensive suit before a chief,,,,, imagine ba Sata kneeing before the chitimukulu engineer Sosala

    • You respect all tribes but you don’t like them
      Huh?

      You may respect them but they will vote for the PF

      What a tool is HH, and all his uneducated followers. Mostly people who are uneducated and or have useless degrees.

      Keep being deceived

      Thanks

    • IF AS A COUNTRY WE REJECT SUCH NORMAL ,VERY NORMAL PIPO LIKE HH THEN WE WITH OUR 5 SENCES USHER IN MR SATA ATI PRESIDENT SHAAAME

    • Nonsense HH is an unrepentant triballist who does not trust any tribal apart from his might tonga Men. Luapula don’t be cheated he is a snake who will come and divide the nation.
      Don’t Entertain him Zambians.

    • Change sweeps like a flooded river. Its simply unstoppable.

      HH is the man of the moment. He is very determined to depolarise the nation, and restore a strong one Zambian one ethos.

    • For those who continue using the Free masonry scare tactics , you have a calling to pray for his salvation if you are certain that is what he is, the Blood of Jesus Christ will never lose it’s Power and it cleanses every type of sin, otherwise your continual scare tactics will be more of the parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector.

    • The Mwata Kazembe supporter MMD in 2011 but made no difference. Thise ciefs meeting HH will just chew his money. They subjects will vote for whoever they please.

  2. Now, we seeing a potential president speaking hear. This is a statement from a Zambian not a Mwachusa who wants to fight chiefs. I hope HH is will have an opportunity to share ideas with the ‘holed’ Chitimukulu- the man with the brains to head the house of Chiefs.

  3. HH future young energetic president for all the tribes in zambia. Vote wisely, 2016 vote HH!!!!

    • Great speech and affirmation on equality for all tribes. HH and UPND should go further and affirm that anyone from any tribe can aspire and be voted for any leadership positions in UPND including Presidency ,and they disassociate themselves, condemn and do not approve of any tribal statement that may have been madein the past by certain members who were expressing their opinion which does not reflect the opinion or values of UPND. God bless UPND and Zambia.

    • My fellow Zambians God is going to laugh at us if divide ourselves and miss a chance of electing a true leader.HH posses all the qualities of a good leader.He is complety son of Africa who despite his wealth and Education he is hamble and well brought up.He is a man of one wife and a father of well brought up children with no stories like those we know.He a church elder in SDA.Iam not Tonga but the truth should be told.HH never issued any bad word against any tribe in Zambia,in person.He has never been in Jail for stealing other than politically charged cases.HH mwbombeni mukwai you free to visit any part of Zambia my son.

  4. where is Nostradamus???,,,,, this is history in the making Chief Puta from liverpool luapula blessing HH a tonga,,,,unheard of,,,, am shocked! this a positive sign, just maybe HH is the next president,,,, i respect blessings from luapula ,maybe the deal is sealed,,,,,

    how i wish Ba mwango Sata can learn how respect chiefs from this young tonga man HH who can knee in his expensive suit before a chief,,,,, imagine ba Sata kneeing before the chitimukulu engineer Sosala

    • @Ndobo, there is a proverb in Luapula which says “A Chief’s hands are long”.
      You are right bro, it is all over, HH is now the anointed one. He got blessings, he will only need top up from Chief Sosala Chitimukulu, and a shower from Litunga… What a lucky man.
      I can’t wait for 2016.
      PF got malaria today.

  5. Come on fellow Zambians let’s try this gentleman and see what he can also do. I am very optimistic he can do one or more things than what others have done before. Surely, are you sure this is where Zambia should be in this time and age, where its own citizenry can not not afford decent lives, no ; I think we deserve far better than this. Think of the cost of living, cost of fuel, standards in our schools and hospitals, state of the agricultural and mining sectors; I don’t think we are supposed to be like this. This is a blessed piece of land which if given correct leadership can lead in the sub region or even in Africa. Once again, I make an earnest appeal to all well meaning Zambians to reflect on a number of things and put Zambia at the center and look at it 20, 30 years from now.

  6. Come on fellow Zambians let’s try this gentleman and see what he can also do. I am very optimistic he can do one or more things than what others have done before. Surely, are you sure this is where Zambia should be in this time and age, where its own citizenry can not not afford decent lives, no ; I think we deserve far better than this. Think of the cost of living, cost of fuel, standards in our schools and hospitals, state of the agricultural and mining sectors; I don’t think we are supposed to be like this. This is a blessed piece of land which if given correct leadership can lead in the sub region or even in Africa. Once again, I make an earnest appeal to all well meaning Zambians to reflect on a number of things and put Zambia at the center and look at it 20, 30 years from now.

  7. The problem is what is he offering other than just shooting down every PF project? May be if he laid out his vision for Zambia like constable Sata did, he may stand a chance. Other wise, it appears next elections are for Guy Scott.

  8. Kudos to Nevers Mumba for forcing HH to leave his cocoon and attend Bwile Tradition Ceremony. Congratulations HH for this. But mere attendance is not enough. Become the patron of all the tradition ceremonies in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces with an annual remittance of K100,000 to each, and donation of two bulls for slaughter during each ceremony.

  9. Ignorance is worse than cholera, there is nothing wrong being different either ethnicity, tribe or colour it’s. A shame u can’t visit USA and see a place with every human race on one land.

  10. Unknowingly, Dr Mumba was promoting HH to the rest of the country. HH is the next president of Zambia weather PF likes it or not

    • Dr Mumba does not practice politics of division, he has refuted those allegations . He practices politics of unity.

  11. politician of today u wonder their level of thinking,does it av to take your fellow oposition leaders to tel u to attend other ceremonies away from your strongholds? anyway i cant be suprised bcoz president HH is not a politician but a businessman.bcoz a politicians takes advantage of every available opportunity to sell themselvs and their policies. luk at wat SATA did wen he was in oposition he embraced everyone including the areas where he was geting Zero votes.agree or disagree with me HH is very far from wining un election bcoz he has a lot of home work to be done,he has not convinced people that he is not a tribalist and it will be very foolish for anyone to dismise those claims.HH is gud but he needs for him to take his time and convince people he may be a president after SATA.

  12. A “kuta” in Luapula? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Or are Lozi traditions going national in Zambia, even among tribes steeped in secrecy and donchi kubeba beliefs?

    • You can say that again, I was wondering if I read this right Kuta in Luapula. The next we will see all the traditional councils sporting red barrets and liziba. I am impressed though……..

    • That is the problem you guys have. Never want to share anything with other people. If the musisi was an outfit for another ethnic group it would have been a traditional dress for all but no…others are not supposed to wear it unless…

    • Kuta, Induna, Royal Establishment etc have all been added to the Zambian traditional authority lexicon courtesy of my Lozi cousins. Add to that the double barrelled names. Previously only Lozis will name their children nouns like Situmbeko Situmbeko, Mufaya Mufaya, Sitali Sitali now it is common to come across Mulenga Mulenga, Mpombo Mpombo, etc

  13. Good boy ! Now you are talking son ! This is the kind of maturity i expected from you unlike what you did in Katuba where you encouraged people to vote on tribal lines.Seems like you have now been weaned from under five to under 10. I`m proud of you son.Daddy loves you.

    • Saulosi shut up, you are a grown man who is still supporting the muted nonsense in statehouse? It speaks volumes of you and your girlfriend mushota. By the way is he still on holidays since he is enjoying good health? He can’t even attend state and international functions ati busy working in state house. You and your leader are tools, too bad Zambia is full of foolss like you that is why we end up with mediocre leadership.

    • @Saulosi

      All the people of the South have done from pre-independence times to date has been to support the great motherland an hold their interests subservient to the greater good.

      The peoples of the South:

      1. through an outpouring of national fevour and zeal sponsored the delegation to negotiate Zambia’s independence by selling thousands of cattle. Check your archives.
      2. Mainza Chona held the UNIP presidency whilst KK was in prision and like Oliver Tambo he handed over power gracefully to KK despite being a UK trained and qualified lawyer.
      3. The old Lion, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula, agreed to the Choma Declaration to foster national unity and thus disbanded ANC and kissed goodbye to contention for State House.

      Part 1

  14. @SAULOSE the reason y HH went to PUTA its bcoz chief puta is a Tonga by tribe he is from MAZABUKA and that HH gave some money to chief puta in pretence that he (puta) will deliver LUAPULA to HH.the chief did the same to RB and the mmd but people went against his directive actually chief Puta he is a very corupt person.CHIENGI is a Pf stronghold i once workd from their.u can see now how desperate HH is.

    • I bet you are right. Ha kanshi its true Puta is tonga ? I heard that story some time back but i brushed it aside because i never thought such a thing can happen.Quite interesting.

    • Seniamostman what ever you call yourself,pliz remove your backwardness .So are you saying only Tongas support HH .By the way chief Puta is not Tonga .It is chief Chisunka of Mansa whose father is form Mazabuka.So don’t cheat pipo.After all it does not matter we all Zambians.This tribal issue is sickening in this age of time.Come on Guys no one these days is dull because is belonging to a certain tribe no,but one can be dull because of many other reasons as an individual.

  15. The issue here is to reduce the layers of Governance such that:
    Chiefs become relevant, have a role and authority by being integrated from the periphery of the rural provincial, and district governance into Central Governance in Lusaka.
    The Chiefs must be the custodians of land for rural poor to protect them from land grabbing from the centre in Lusaka.
    They are not tourist attractions!

  16. HH is a hipocrity,a desperate man.a devil and a dangerous man who is ready to kill in order to go to state house.moreover he is not a politician but a businessman,one would think that his going to Chienge is genuin ( kanshi) it is bcoz of his fellow tribesmam chief(a tonga from MAZABUKA) Puta who facilited his entry into Chienge so that their is that perception that Upnd is penetrating LUAPULA.he even paid chief puta some money so that he can deliver luapula to upnd in 2016.HH knows that this is his last term as upnd presidential candidate otherwise he wil be challenged by his fellow members in upnd after 2016 if he fails,nowanda he wants to do anything to go to state house in 2016.

    • what ever method this HH used to get to cheif Puta it surely worked.The PF and MMD should wake up and pull up their socks,its simply a numbers game not a hate game as Ndobo and his cronies want to shade it.

  17. Ths is the Great news for Zambia.
    @Ndobo !!!

    Mai Guy Scott shud continue BEING PRESIDENT of Zambia till 2016 then harmoniously hand over Power to HH.

    We dont need a PRESIDENTIAL BY-ELECTION its costly and unnecesary !

    Lets change the Dimension of Doing Politics in Zed.

    • @chisala handing over will depend on the voters my friend i agree elections should wait until the right time regardless the health of our president.The plan the PF has will shock every one and will for sure change the political land scape of our nation.

  18. @saulos
    its true.actullay there are two Tonga chiefs in LUAPULA
    CHISUNKA and PUTA
    but chinsuka is a very wiseman

    • Wow ! Sign that the people are Luapula are good people.This shows that they see beyond tribe when choosing their leaders. Thumbs up.

    • Yaba, some bembas and their tribalism…. so to you anyone who supports UPND is Tonga? Anyway continue with your stupid mentality, you are actually helping unite Zambians against you.

  19. God is sovereign.
    HH has been harassed, demeaned, arrested, blocked by PF police and cadres. Almost being prevented to freedom of movement and speech by the current government. The country is on the upswing to hear this HH being prevented to market himself for national leadership. This will happen and all forces of opposition to this outworking renaissance in Zambia is unstoppable. Am in.

  20. By & large world politics are tribal & ethnically based but you do not go out as a leader to preach about it openly like HH, does today otherwise ANC of Mwaanga Nkumbula could not have won in the Bemba town of Mufulira..

    Most of us supported Andy but we left UPND en masse the moment UPND BECAME TRIBAL with such nosensical remarks from HH as:

    “We people from North Western Zambia should unite. If we give power to these Bembas, we’ll never get it back?” and most recently HH was quoted at a public meeting in Katuba as saying,

    “Na muntu wafwa pamunshi, wa mukowa wafwa pamushi, mwamana kulila, mbutwakalila kuno kuli ba Chikusu, mulakala nobamukowa kubandika… simulyazhina saa… mulabika mutuba na mulabika wa mukowa?”

    • No amount of lying and divergence tactics will change the fact the PF is the most tribal party Zambia has had in it’s history. Just look at the composition of the cabinet, state house staff, diplomatic appointments etc…. it’s all plain to see. Your behaviour is synonymous to a thief shouting ‘thief, thief’ and pointing at an innocent bystander to diverge the attention of people pursuing him. We know such tricks Baba… try something else.

    • However much you spin-doctor it, facts are that the North abhor the candor and industry of the South. Reason; the Tonga bulls do not bow down to no one but God!

  21. I get to wonder especially with issues to do with regions….is it a crime for hh to travel to Luapula?it does not pay to put tribe or region as an issue…So I wish we could use our brains to think than mouth or eyes because as long as we say ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION let’s use our chance here to write messages of peace and harmony.remember we only have one Zambia and remember Rwanda genocide was as a result of tribal conflicts….

    • @kakonkote its not always your results that come after a wait,continue waiting expect anything my man,ask your HH to sale their national plan its key not those ellucinations of popularity

  22. Mushota you aren’t only an anarchist but arch tribalist! What has HH done to you to deserve all this naked hatred and ridicule from you? Is it because he is Tonga? And since when did you assume the role of spokesperson for the Bemba? Bembas are generally good people; it’s only the likes of you whose minds are polluted with tribalism! God will punish you for this you disciple of Satan! I say this because it’s God who created all tribes and anyone tries to pour contempt on part of His creation, such characters don’t belong to His kingdom!

  23. all those insulting HH and even calling him a satanist or freemason do not facks for what they are saying instead they are just imbodiament of evils.the fact is that my president HH is a serious busines man.nevertheless, vote HH and upnd for real change and zambia forward

  24. Liar Ulabeja, you crooked opportunistic scam bag of cow dang ka (HH). You are a proud farrt of cow methane who thinks riches and education can give you the world including State House. ka Satanist Freemason tribal oxen

    • Kudos welcome back with you PHD in insulting HH and anything you find distastefull. Discouraging you from using unpalatable language is futile as I can see that it is part of your DNA. The world would not be the same without people like you(thanks to diversity). You add colour to the world as you show us the need to be the direct opposite of you.

    • Kudo you sac me.You are a **** head.you think like a boer.This Zambia all are to stand as president in Zambia weather one is Luvale Kaoned ushi Namwanga Ngoni or Nkoya.what matters are the brains and leadership qualities to rule.Zambians a sharp.so remain in welensky times, dull chap.

  25. HH cant win in 2016 the man is very far and i wonder the level of thinking for the UPND MINIONS, please some of us tribe is not an isue, we av pased that level. however the isue is HH`s self deceit,the man is so dull in reading the political atmosphere he overweigh himself above his competitors,he thinks everythng is about himself he is so desperate,all the PACTS av failed due to his greedness. in 2006,2009 even after election it failed with the MMD so u can see this kind of a man that he is just deperate BUSINESSMAN who want power at all coasts.HE WIL NEVER WIN UNLESS after SATA dont be cheated with ONLINE MEDIAS travel go round the country see for yourself the way things are on the ground,otherwise it will be onother biter pill to swallow in 2016.

  26. Before 2011 elections, UPND believed the political landscape has changed towards them, after the election results, it was opposite.
    Before 2011 elections, UPND thought PF can not win the elections without them, the opposite happened.

  27. NAREP the only hope for better Zambia. HH is a Fully time capitalist, Sata and people fault full of Lies and dictatorial tendances.

  28. HH might say he respects all tribes, but unfortunately the task of getting people’s votes is not as easy as saying you respect them or their tribe. The question is not whether YOU respect THEM: it is whether THEY respect YOU. Go back to school

  29. at luapula premier, I thought mufurila is a Lamba town.little did I know that its for Bembas.anyway even solwezi will become a bemba Town. bembas really love attacking people s tribes and what surprises me is that who ever is non bemba and doesn’t speak this ntolelefye thieving tribe,then one is labeled tribal.
    fact remains that bembas are an ethic clan that does not find pleasure in learning other people’s tribes. in short its s tribe that amongst all tribes in Zambia that have dull people.its s tribe that does not contribute positively to the nation. stealing and complaining.go to hell and learn to work.all the confusion we have as a nation is caused by the mwatandaleni mukwai immigrants.

  30. The battle is not about HH or a Bemba becoming the President.The important issue is how can the country be transformed in a better way than the current situation.If it means that when your tribe mate is the President then all is fine.Go to Luapula ,Muchinga and Northern Province people still sleeping in bushmen type of houses.Schools are far and luapula province is now the poorest in the country when we had Kaunda,Chiluba and now Sata as the President who claim to be Bembas.Today we have more suicides being committed due to frustrations from Northen Province.
    We have some body who has proved to be a successful business Man,well educated,young and vibrat and with international experience in matters of trade and commerce.
    The Political experience of the Satas proved unbearable and costly

  31. Well spoken Mr. President. Yes there is no Minority or Majority tribe in Zambia. All tribe s are equal. HH with great vision for mother Zambia

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