HH CANNOT CONTINUE BEHAVING LIKE A POLITICAL “BEN 10” – BY SUNDAY CHILUFYA CHANDA, VICE CHAIRPERSON, PF MEDIA AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
Lusaka, Zambia, 22nd May 2015 – UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is a cheap and shameless opportunist. Zambians recall that after HH heard of Government’s decision to release the final draft constitution on the eve of the 24th October 2014 Independence Day Celebrations, he shamelessly rushed to the media on 22nd October 2014 to “direct” Government to release the final draft constitution as part of the Independence celebrations. Not only was this perceived as childish propaganda but highly opportunist for a man desperately seeking the highest office of the land.
Today, HH has gone back to his cheap opportunist by rushing to the media to demand that civil servants get paid when he knew too well that Secretary to the Treasury and Ministry of Finance were on top of things and Civil servants had started receiving their salaries earlier in the day.
HH must be reminded that it will be very difficult for the working class to trust him and his cheap sugarcoated hoodwinking schemes. He has no history of standing with the working class. He has always sided with capital. He is a mouthpiece and friend of capital. It is only in Zambia where a Bourgeois Opposition leader masquerades as a friend of the workers. History says that by his own free will and for the love of capital, thousands of workers languished in poverty as a consequence of his administered privatization.
Further, we are calling on HH to apologize to the working class and the labour movement in Zambia for his part in the notorious privatization and the pain and injury Zambian workers were subjected to. In case he has forgotten, privatization in the manner it was administered injured Zambian workers irreparably after thousands were thrown on the streets.
Lastly, we advise HH to quit his opportunistic tendencies because civil servants and the working class in general are smart enough to read through his cheap politicking. HH cannot continue behaving like a political Ben 10. Governance is not for the Ben 10 politicians, its serious business and President Edgar Lungu takes his job very seriously.
Issued By: Sunday Chilufya Chanda – Vice Chairperson, PF Media and Publicity Committee