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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Let us win 2016 polls for Simusamba, HH tells mourners

Headlines Let us win 2016 polls for Simusamba, HH tells mourners

GBM, HH and Mr Kituta at Simusamba's funeral service
GBM, HH and Mr Kituta at Simusamba’s funeral service

“Let us all go out and mobilise the voters and win the 2016 elections because that is what Kuchunga would have wanted,” an emotional Hakainde Hichilema told mourners yesterday at the burial of late UPND official Kuchunga Simusamba.

Mr Hichilema said Mr Simusamba ran the race and that it is now time for the UPND members to continue with that which he fought for.

‘He really fought hard for the party, he wanted to serve the Zambian people in Government as he had served as a community workers for our party, that is what we should remember Kuchunga for,’ he said.

Mr Hichilema added, ‘We did all we could within our powers and means to support him during his illness, but as they say God has his own ways of doing things.’

‘Such a dark day for us, but we know that it is darkest before dawn. We shall keep the spirit burning as you did…and we will win 2016 for men like you.’

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Pall bearers at Kuchunga Simusamba’s funeral

Meanwhile, the Grand Coalition on the Campaign for a People Driven Constitution has learnt with great shock and sadness about the death of Mr. Simusamba.

In a statement, the Coalition said Mr. Simusamba was an ardent fighter for a new people driven constitution.

‘The Grand Coalition will always cherish the great support Mr. Simusamba gave to our campaign to ensure that the people of Zambia get a new constitution that meets their aspirations. Mr. Simusamba was very instrumental in ensuring that politicians from across the divide joined forces with ordinary citizens in demanding for a people driven constitution,’ it said.

‘When other politicians snubbed the people’s agenda to pursue selfish interests, Mr. Simusamba remained firm in his belief that the people of Zambia have all it takes to deliver unto themselves a new constitution, they do not require Parliament or any other entity to do that for them.’

The Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) extended their deepest condolences to United Party for National Development (UPND) on the untimely passing of UPND Deputy Secretary-General Kuchunga Simusamba. MMD Deputy National Secretary Winnie Zaloumis said Mr Simusamba was a brilliant hard-working man that brought great value to Zambian politics and he shall be surely missed by friends, family and everyone in the political space.She said despite the differing political inclinations, MMD always respected him and his invaluable contribution to the Zambian political landscape.

Hundreds of mourners turned up to pay their last respects to Mr Simusamba who died on Friday evening at 19 Hours at Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital.

He was hospitalised for some time and on Wednesday last week police officers almost prevented UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema from visiting him at the hospital.

He is survived by a wife and four children.

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HH pays last respects to late Simusamba
HH pays last respects to late Simusamba

52 COMMENTS

    • Aluta continua victoria acerta.

      May your Lord our God of Daniel give you justice even as they daily humiliate, insult and victimize you. God our Lord, we only as for JUSTICE & FAIRNESS. The UPND only asks for freedom to mobilize freely and in a civilized none violent way. GOD, please show your face!

  1. May his soul rest in peace and we pray that the police will equal opportunity to UPND to go round the country so that Siamasumbas dream come true.

  2. Aluta continua victoria acerta.

    May your Lord our God of Daniel give you justice even as they daily humiliate, insult and victimize you. God our Lord, we only as for JUSTICE & FAIRNESS. The UPND only asks for freedom to mobilize freely and in a civilized none violent way. GOD, please show your face!

  3. Rest in Peace Mr. Simusamba, May God Bless your soul. May your spirit come and torment us if we try to give any single vote to Edgar Lungu who has really destroyed the lives of many and had sent a battalion of PF Police recruits to block HH from seeing you comrade. Rest in Peace my brother. The biggest send off we can give you is to Kick out the waek drunkard and failed Edgar in 2016 who is busy campaigning with his wife and children while putting HH under illegal House Arrest.
    In Jesus Name, 2016 belongs to HH. We will miss you Comrade Simusamba. Until we meet again, it Bye Bye and Rest In Peace Brother.

    • it HH who has sacrificed him,he went to the hospital to make sure that he does not breath once again,find out how many pipo died the moment he passed through the bed spaces,he just saw that wherever he goes right now there is no blood shed,he therefore ,said let me just sacrifice the same man,but still blood is not enough,mwalapwa ba upnd careful next is cornelius mweetwa his relative

  4. Rest in peace Simusamba,

    I have reservations on HH because of the mess that has been done to the party. We now have the 50+1 in the Constitution and God help us. We can get the win easily with another candidate but please for 4 years I have said, NOT HH! I feel sad. Anyone worth their sort can go and do calculations, there is only one possibility for us to win, working with bigger numbers, but we got BIG AND BUSY BODIES! BIG FOR NOTHING, PEOPLE OF POOR PUBLIC IMAGE AND OF LOWEST CALIBRE IN SOCIETY, What a weak formula. It was cot us much. I will say it again, not with HH, unless it is agreed to our added losses! We must get 2016!

    • @Brian Bweengwa you a demon.HH like sata has lost only4times but has faired very well.the diference with Lungu was a poultry 27000.In Africa being in the opposition is hard.HH has proved to be a strong competitor.Aluta continua and this time we are doing it for Simusamba.

    • Brian, you appear to have a point! Can you elaborate further why not HH? I feel the same way sometimes but have no basis except that he does not inspire me. Give me some ammunition Brian?

  5. We should not bring politics to funerals. God knew why he took him away before the 2016 General Elections. Every thing happens for a purpose. God never wanted the late Kachunga Simusamba to be involved in the evil plans of the U.P.N.D has a heared of 2016 general elections. May his saul rest in eternal peace. As for the winner of the next years election, only God knows the secret behind. God will raise the least expected to occupy state house. You dont need to bost that you have rich people in your political parties. Leadership comes from God. Remember a story in the bible for the giant killer, I mean “David and Goliath”. Goliath was defeated using a simple weapon when he had a long spear and the shield.

    • @joseph you are very bad person by inclination.HH and UPND has the right to participate in politics.Zambia is a democracy and as such HH as a true Zambian who has accomplished a lot in his life has the right to aspire to be president of the republic of Zambia.the fact that he has not taken ARMs but he has chosen the ballot how evil is he.

  6. Our political arena is notorious for using any platform to gain political mileage.I feel for the relatives of the deceased.am also reminded of the time willie nsanda died when upnd praise singers from watchdog especially, uttered unpalatables against him and rejoicing.I did not approve of nsanda’s antics before his death coz when a man dies better to give them respect.what I see hh doing is hypocritical.its better to attend the funeral comfort the family and leave in peace.disgusted!

  7. SIDO MARK! Its unfortunate that you did not understand what I meant. At funerals we need to pay the last respect to the deceased. Every one despite any political affiliation are free to attend funerals but are not supposed to be campaigning on such events. Such people only cares for themselves. There is no difference between a wizard and people who campaign on funerals. When talk of what your leader has accomplished in his life so what ? Do you really know how your H.H acquired the wealth? I forgive you because you do not know. Participating in politics I am not disputing. Every Zambian has the right to participate in politics. But lets pursue our political careers in a right manner.

  8. 100 solar-powered mini-milling plants across the country. three units are currently operational in Solwezi, Luapula and Kasama.

    • For sure this is underdevelopment. What does this crap you have painted here have to do with the deceased person. Indeed PF is full of simpleton.

  9. Reading some of the comments here one gets the impression Zambians have lost many things, including their moral campus! They are dripping with feelings of hate even in mourning! Is this what underdevelopment and poor leadership for 51 years has done to Zambians? We need change!

  10. One UMMD blogger called SIDO MARK says, “……[email protected] Bweengwa ………..HH like sata has lost only4times but has faired very well.the diference with Lungu was a poultry 27000…….”. Never mind his English, it’s a foreign language but hear this:
    1. HH has lost ‘only’ four times. ONLY four times? By ‘only’ you mean very few times perhaps?
    2. Like Sata, so what happened to Sata will happen to HH? No wonder the copying of donchi kubeba tactics by HH but those are outdated tactics ba UPMD they only worked once and only with Sata, why don’t you learn new dynamic tactics from Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the tactics of truth, integrity, hard work, delivering the constitution, and perseverance?

  11. Look here UPMD, the best chance HH had to defeat Edgar and enter state house was in January when Edgar was a nonentity, his party was in turmoil, and Edgar was a loner from the likes of Scott and Attanga. But instead economic manager managed to lose to Edgar by “only” 27,000. Well, Edgar is a much stronger candidate now. Not only that, he is The President of the Republic of Zambia, and the majority of Zambians just love him the way you would love a nice looking, well mannered and kind hearted lady.
    The route to state house is now much harder and unachievable for HH, he will be lucky if he can lose by only 27,000 votes. Fact is HH can never win the first round of elections 50%+1, and if he goes into the second round he will face an Edgar Lungu backed by the rest of the opposition…

  12. The route to state house is now much harder and unachievable for HH, he will be lucky if he can lose by only 27,000 votes. Fact is HH can never win the first round of elections 50%+1, and if he goes into the second round he will face an Edgar Lungu backed by the rest of the opposition parties for none of their leaders trusts or even likes HH.
    Just leave Kuchungwa to enjoy his peace with his God in heaven, or are your suggesting that Kuchungwa could have convinced the voters to give you 50%+1? Or does your statement on Kuchungwa carry a meaning that we cannot understand?

  13. Ati let us win the 2016 elections for him. who is going to vote for you? Uko wamona ivoti lya cipuba nikwisa? Balya bene bakuvotela lyonse nakabili ebakakuvotela.

  14. Hh can never win an election even if we were to call for elections today thats day dreaming.as for our departed brother kindly rest in peace.

  15. Look how do u bring politics at funeral places?hh dont be desparete leadership comes fome God not imagination.u had an election with lungu and u lost even in round two u will lose unbeliveble magine.nigame ya ba ku wavera hh.as for upnd members just change your leader u will be there and will suport u.

  16. Akainde Icilema……
    I have been saying over and over again…
    UPND must change the president. And I will be ready to support them,
    In the mean time, its Edgar all the way..
    UPND will rule in 2047.

  17. A story is told of just one speaker at this funeral where several people spoke including relatives. Clearly, the journalist’s interest is something else apart from the mourning of our beloved brother. It is very distasteful. No wonder the equally distasteful comments here. What kind of people have you become?

  18. @Taken, if that is true, it is very sad. The whole UPMD could not raise funds among themselves for Kuchunga to be in a high cost and more respectable ward? Then the man must have died a miserable death, a death with regrets for the time spent in and for UPMD. A curse for his former party indeed.
    Let’s win 2016 for Kuchunga, really HH not win it for you? And who told you that Kuchunga could have determined the results of the 2016 elections? Kusabaila ukukwine efyo balanda.

  19. Kuchunga had a heart condition which is treatable at UTH. There was no need to think of flying him outside the country. His time had just come to go and see his maker.

  20. Prayers for Mr. Simusamba’s family. The nation is for the LORD and his Zambian people. UPND, PF, FDD, Heritage, NAREP etc. Leave politics out of this.

  21. Thoese Who Read The Bible May Kn The Story Of The Ten Virgens Who Wear Given Some Tresure And Hoped They Would Use That Wisely Among Them 5 Kept It Weather Buried Or In Pillows But The Athore 5 Earned Profites So If H H Among The Officers Hired By Chiluba Used Wat He Was Paid Very Well Wat Is Wrong ? It Seams To Me If He Drunk That Money He Was PAid U Would Hv Rejoyecd Now He Did Not Drinj With U Mwalifulwa Tefyo

  22. @J pls stop smoking…
    I am talking about helping the late.
    Ku low cost ward, the all UPND wouldn’t pay for high cost or treatment outside Zambia its what i call leadership crisis, HH and GBM these two have money and needed to help the late….but greedy no love no compassion. I can’t never vote for hh.
    Pls look for another leader not hh.

    • Sata was all over the world in high cost hospitals. What happened to the lumpen? Kaponda smoker and chief apostle of tribalism kicked the backet.

  23. I also wonder why the so called rich pipo we have in upmd cant even contribute money to fly their own for specialised treatment

  24. HH is realy giving his competitors /critics sleepless nights /nightmares hey. This shows that HH is a great factor in this country and there is no doubt that he is the incoming Presdo.Sata came to power despite being demonised day and night by ZNBC TV &RADIO. So watch HH in 2016 When GOD says YES, no ONE can say NO

  25. Don’t blame HH & GBM for their hard earned personal money.The government is the one you should blame for not improving the UTH to provide specialist treatment.When time for you comes who do you expect to fly you for specialist treatment? Are you not human like others who need specialist treatment?Let you government improve our health institutions instead of chartering planes and buying satelight phones.UPND should be commended for dying with us in these poor hospitals than those who take their senior officers,relatives,friends and children abroad for specialist treatment.

  26. Sata was all over the world in high cost hospitals. What happened to the lumpen? Kaponda smoker and chief apostle of tribalism kicked the backet

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