Hakainde Hichilema addressing the media
Hakainde Hichilema addressing the media

Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has charged that the amended republican constitution is a sham and a disgrace to the Zambian people.

And Mr Hichilema has stated that the UPND which has two serving Vice Presidents is not bothered by the passing of the 50+1 clause in the amended constitution.

He said it is shameful that President Lungu choose to sign the Bill to amend the constitution at Heroes Stadium in an attempt to hoodwink Zambians that he was delivering a new constitution.

The UPND leader was speaking in Lusaka Wednesday afternoon when he featured on a special programme on Hot FM.

‘This is not a new constitution. This is deception as usual from the PF. They are doing a Don’t Kubeba on Zambians by cheating them that they have passed a new constitution. This is a PF constitution,’ Mr Hichilema stated.

He charged that the amended constitution was a complete departure from the wishes of the majority of Zambians as contained in the draft constitution.

‘PF denied Zambians a chance to give themselves a new constitution. PF rejected most of the clauses contained in the draft constitution and allowed about 110 MPs to defeat the will of Zambians,’ he said.

..this is a man who has never run anything successfully in his life apart of eating his client’s money and you expect him to effectively manage the economy?’

Mr Hichilema cited a number of clauses from the draft constitution which were rejected by Parliament by justifying his sentiments that the amended constitution fell short of the people’s expectations.

‘The PF rejected the appointment of cabinet outside Parliament, they also rejected Proportional Representation, the PF also rejected the clause on Provincial Assemblies, the Provincial Assemblies could have in a way helped resolve the Barotseland issue by promoting actual devolution of power and equitable allocation of resources,’ he said.

He added, ‘this amended constitution has not dealt with separation of powers. You still have a very powerful Executive controlling all other arms of Government. What kind of a constitution that fails to give citizens their rights? This is a total sham and a disgrace.’

Mr Hichilema charged that President Lungu signed his exit from State House the day he appended his signature on the draft bill.

‘We were watching and laughing as this man signed the Bill because he was signing his exit papers out of State House,’ he said.

Mr Hichilema cautioned that President Lungu should not take credit for passing some popular clauses such as the 50+1, the running mate and dual citizenship because he was merely fulfilling the wishes of the people.

‘This is a man who has failed. Look at the economic mess, he found the Kwacha to a dollar around 5.7 and takes it to 15 Kwacha to a dollar, he brings it down to 11.3 and he starts celebrating, this is a man who has never run anything successfully in his life apart of eating his client’s money and you expect him to effectively manage the economy?’

On the issue of nominating his running mate, Mr Hichilema said the matter is a non-issue in the UPND.

He said the party is not bothered about the choice of a running mate even if it currently has two serving Vice Presidents.

‘For us this is a non-issue. We will sit as the party’s National Management Committee to table the issue at an appropriate time. For now we are serving the Zambian people and the issue of running mate does not bother us.’

Mr Hichilema also paid tribute to the two Vice Presidents Geoffrey Mwamba and Canisius Banda for their contribution to the party.

‘Remember these are voluntary works in service of Zambians but the two men have been exceptional. They have done very well for the party. I know there are rumours been circulated by the PF about the running mate situation in our party but that should not worry our members,’ he said.

Mr Hichilema said the UPND is an organised political party which believes in doing things in a systematic manner.

‘We are very methodical in our approach, we are very organised and this is why we don’t have squabbles in our party, so even the issue of running mate, we shall handle is efficiently at the right time.’

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    • Talk about bitternes on Lungu.

      HH always seems to find himself in the wrong foot on national matters. He was against the National Prayer, only to rush to church in the last minutes to save his embarrassing outcry after calling the prayers as a mockery to God.

      The constitution has been amended. It means it has been Altered, Modified, Adjusted, Corrected, Changed.

      Therefore, it’s not the same.

      How the hell can you have a new Constitution. It’s not possible for a country that has been independent for more than 50 Years.

      The constitution will always be amended going forward. We still have the Bill of Rights to come.

      People elect MP’S. And mps represent the people in parliament. UPND just failed to have the numbers to object in parliament. That’s democracy.

      As days…

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    • As days goes by HH becomes a loser and a loser.

      UPND wanted to use the Constitution to sing and promise people that we will deliver the Constitution.

      Now it has been taken away from them. And HH has nothing to fall back on.

      For a man who is an elder in his church, HH’s bitterness scares me.

      Sorry HH, people are starting to like Lungu despite his shortfalls. And it’s eating you so bad. You ain’t clean either.

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    • We can understand. HH has run UPND as a sole financial provider. It has hit his pockets over the years having made 3 attempts on the campaign trials.

      Lungu did not draft the changes. He is a president and the constitution needs his signature. So why get too personal.

      It’s called Bitternes, Bitterness, Bitterness….

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    • HH us setting the tone of bitterness to his base. He must not be surprised when people accuse him to be behind the satanic preaching and lies published on some online media called watchdog.

      UPND think again. You have better guys who can run your party after August 2016. This guy will finish you. He is a dictator in a white collar. That’s why he feels entitled and refuses to have a Party Convention

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  1. There are moments in life when reasoning must manifest in political animals instead of always tripping senselessly day in and out. Hichilema is unwittingly accelerating into irredeemable irrelevancy.

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    • Why is he kept under house arrest by stopping him to mobilize his supporters if he is irrelevant ?

      My grassroots survey is that HH popularity is gaining higher levels just like price of bread , groceries and hunger going up.

      Stop insulting him if he has no following . But you know………!!!

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  2. There are moments in life when reasoning must manifest in political animals instead of always tripping senselessly day in and out.

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      Amended Constitution is a total Sham and a Disgrace-HH
      January 8, 2016 5 111 views

      Hakainde Hichilema addressing the media
      Hakainde Hichilema addressing the media
      Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has charged that the amended republican constitution is a sham and a disgrace to the Zambian people.

      And Mr Hichilema has stated that the UPND which has two serving Vice Presidents is not bothered by the passing of the 50+1 clause in the amended constitution.

      He said it is shameful that President Lungu choose to sign the Bill to amend the constitution at Heroes Stadium in an attempt to hoodwink Zambians that he was delivering a new constitution.

      The UPND leader was speaking in Lusaka Wednesday afternoon when he featured on a special…

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    • Well said MR PRESIDENT. PF and Lungu has just armed you with a versatile weapon with which to attack them left right and centre because of the shambolic way PF is running the country’s affairs.

      Every thing under PF is in shambles. Economy shambles, exchange rate shambles, cost of living extremly high, rule of law non existent, Justice non existence, POA abused, Education shambles, Health sector shambles, Zambia’ s main income earner the mines decimated, unempliyment extremly high, worker’s wages and salaries halved due to weakened kwacha, agriculture shambles, financial management shambles, constitution laughable, Lungu the president always drunk on duty!

      The list folks goes on and on.

      UPND THE ONLY PARTY TO REDEEM ZAMBIA. HH and his team are the only hope.
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    • “they also rejected Proportional Representation, the PF also rejected the clause on Provincial Assemblies”……..UP N Down as usual……..this HH has been crying the loudest that we have a bloated govnt which is costing tax payers a lot of money but in the same breath he’s calling for creation of more government offices……under five politics. ECL all the way……..we’ve less than six months and I can hardly wait.

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    • INONGE WINA ENDORSES HH FOR 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
      In what has turned out to be this year’s turn of events, Patriotic Front (PF) and Republican Vice President Inonge Wina has endorsed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND). Madam Wina said this evening at her personal Lusaka Residence that her timing could not have been better. “Today the PF has given the people of Zambia a constitution that has been long overdue. I have played a pivotal role in this delivery of the people’s constitution as Republican Vice President. However, the events of the past couple of month’s have left me with a very clear picture that my role and authority has become unattainable in the PF”.
      The problem of sideling Wina began on 22 June 2015, when…

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    • ..,Republican President Edgar Lungu left the instruments of power with his trusted friend Ngosa Simbyakula despite Wina being in the country. At this time Lungu was going out for medical procedures outside Zambia and wanted to leave the instruments of power with someone he trusts in-case he never came back.
      “It was so humiliating on 29th June 2015 when I had to stand up to my Minister when he walked into that cabinet meeting as Acting President”.
      It’s been reported that when Lungu came back he held a meeting with Wina to give her a whir-wind of tours within and outside Zambia. The 74 year old Inonge found it demeaning that the young Lungu would pick another young Minster as Acting President and not address it on his return but give her more travelling tasks.
      Asked of the impact the…

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    • …..Asked of the impact the newly assented to constitution would have on her position as Nalolo Member of Parliament should the PF disown her, Inonge Wina pointed out two things. First is that the new constitution has been assented, but we still have the old constitution in effect as it must be repealed before the new one takes effect.
      “In any case, I want to stand on the right side of history when it comes to taking this country forward. I know the PF will do everything to make my decision as uncomfortable as possible. They may well nullify my seat. It will not take away passion to continue working for the people of not only Nalolo but the country as a whole. This country deserves more than what we have currently. The travels the president afforded me have been an eye opener. The…

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    • This Man thinks he is too clever than all of us. HH we are already well informed that the clauses you mentioned will be included during the referendum, so what are you cheating the people?. Who told you that all Zambians believe in some of the things you say?.
      You bitterness is not doing you any good, because your interview was more Personal as opposed to issue. Everything you said will be subjected to a referendum stop cheating people.

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    • Larry Mweetwa aka Wanelu uli chiyanga maningi. Kujoka. Come back to Simulangu village and help your family. Ra… and Stem… Your pedophile brother needs redemption more than Zambia.

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    • PF online bloggers can dominate the online media but the masses who will vote and who are feeling the effects of bad PF governance and being dribbled by PF will dominate on 121th August

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    • THE BOOK OF PROVERBS REPEATEDLY TELL US THAT WISDOM BRINGS WEALTH AND HAPPINESS, WHILE BEING A FOOL OR LAZY BRINGS POVERTY AND GRIEF. WHEN PEOPLE ARE DOING VERY WELL IN LIFE, ARE GENERALLY HUMBLE??? THE SERVANT OF THE LORD OBSERVATION IS THAT THEY ARE NOT HUMBLE AND FOR A VERY SIMPLE REASON. SINCE WHAT THEY HAVE DOING IN LIFE TURNED OUT WELL, THEY THINK THEIR OPINIONS ARE SUPERIOR TO THOSE WHOSE LIVES HAVE NOT TURNED OUT AS WELL. the bible cites HUMILITY as a VIRTURE and PROUD people are NOT BEING WISE. This HH embarrass the name of GOD by his behavior, his CHURCH teaches well ” How to understand the VIRTURE of HUMILITY”. But I doubt if he goes to church

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  3. There are moments in life when reasoning must manifest in politicians. I hate to come out hard on fellow human beings irrespective of how disconnected they come out to be. Brother HH has lost it with Zambians. Apparently, he doesn’t understand seasons or succeeding to connect with Zambians at large beyond his traditional constituency of support. i will take an initiative to itemize and elaborate his dangerous political in-competencies and lack of wisdom.

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  4. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha… Yaba… Ba HH elyo bapenene fye nomba mwe. I take that back. Kale bapena…. Is this the guy some people seriously believe would make a good leader?

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    • And you still trust PF after all the failures they have taken us through in a trial by error leadership. Zambia can not go anywhere with PF mentality of leadership. Cadres are unruly and no one cares, the economy is deeply crumbling and no one seems to be concerned in PF, in short everything is a mess. Giving them another 5 year mandate will be committing suicide for Zambians.

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    • This is not about supporting PF or HH badaala. This is about acknowledging that there has been some progress made with the constitution. It is not very intelligent to refuse to see that.

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  5. You were crying for constitution day in day out and labeled pf as one of its shortcomings.the constitution has being provided and you still have issues with it.No constitution will satisfy everyone.you are worried about the provincial assembly and claiming that it can sort out the barotse issue,when in actual fact it is supposed to favour you as it is the only way you control the affairs of your province.and don’t say the constitution goes against the people’s wishes because you are not representing their views but your own.and don’t be confident that edgar signed his exit papers coz you will be shocked in august,mark my words.

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  6. Well said MR PRESIDENT. PF and Lungu has just armed you with a versatile weapon with which to attack them left right and centre because of the shambolic way PF is running the country’s affairs.

    Every thing under PF is in shambles. Economy shambles, exchange rate shambles, cost of living extremly high, rule of law non existent, Justice non existence, POA abused, Education shambles, Health sector shambles, Zambia’ s main income earner the mines decimated, unempliyment extremly high, worker’s wages and salaries halved due to weakened kwacha, agriculture shambles, financial management shambles, constitution laughable, Lungu the president always drunk on duty!

    The list folks goes on and on.

    UPND THE ONLY PARTY TO REDEEM ZAMBIA. HH and his team are the only hope.

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  7. An Executive driven Constitution. There are merits in his arguments other than the personal attack on the President.

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  8. This under 5 political failure is a shameless and jealous hypocrite. PF has achieved what failed to be realised since 2003. The rest of clauses he mentions will be dealt with later. 80% of the draft has been implemented as approved by 2/3 of MPs, that’s democracy. Provincial assemblies would cost a lot of money at this stage.

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    • @VIva Ecl
      Money spent on bloated stupid cabinet full of useless cadres just farting would better be spent on regional assemblies.

      All what people wanted included in the consititution should have been left as was.. PF as usual want to continue to abuse power. Thats why they quickly highlighted populist clauses and killed off clauses which would have ensured that a repeat of what Sata did developing muchinga only does not happen again.

      Devolution is now the only thing keeping parts of countries with diverse cultures and beliefs together. Look at UK USA Germany and many other countries around the world which could be split if it were not for devolution.

      HH has delivered all valid points here. Only mad people incapable of critical thinking would condemn HH.

      2016 Vote UPND and…

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  9. Truly under 5. You have just sue PF for defamation and you go on rampage on a public radio saying all President Lungu ever did in life was chew his clients money ..don’t you think he can sue you for that.

    This guy is not a leader at all, leaders don’t think and talk this way. The only one I know who thought and talked in this schizophrenic style was one Michael Sata and when he got the reigns of power, we all know what happened, he basically made all the past 4 president look like Angels.

    No doubt HH looks like Zambia’s next blunder. Please avoid it this time around. Come August , please Zambians pass the test.

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    • Ba bootlicker, but we all know that is the truth. Edgar was debarred by LAZ for stealing a client’s money….you seem to know about Edgar’s achievements in life before he became MP, please tell us.

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    • @PF/mmd bootlicker,

      Let Lungu sue HH over the statement that Lungu chewed a client’ s money. Court rulings are there for all see that Lungu waa bared by LAZ from practising for some time due to professional misconduct.

      If you live in glass house dont throw stones. Lungu knows his stinky past so he should have tamed his dogs to stop fauling on HH ‘ lawn.

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    • This chi MMD bootlicking loser is useless. Edgar was not practicing even before PF took office because the courts found him guilty and LAZ deregistered him. What suing him when he was found guilty? Think chi MMD something.

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    • @Bootlicker

      Lungu chewed clients money……that’s truth. Let Lungu sue if he has been defamed.

      Constitution is not.people driven BUT PF driven.

      HH speaks for the silent.majority and not the paid blogggers and beneficiaries of Lungu corrupt government.

      PF inserted clauses in constitution that did not.exist in Technical draft.

      It be hard for now and PF agents are at hand to shout drown HH, Nawakwi, Kabimba voice of reason will escalate BUT these gallant.people.will have last laugh!

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  10. I don’t get it. The constitution has been signed using the existing system. It has it’s failings, but totally disrespecting the government structure as we have it now is total rural id.iocy. Isn’t this the process of enacting laws in Zambia; parliament votes on it. True not every proposal was accepted. But that is because the representatives voted into power by the people rejected it. That is the process and yes the process is not prefect. But we have to make baby steps. Amendments will be made over the coming years. And why would anyone refuse to attend the signing of a sacred document as a national leader?

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    • @Nono

      I can not blame you for failing to get it. Critical thinking skills are a preserve of just a few who dare.

      You need to go back to school and read widely to understand how important to the Zambians those clauses PF shot down would have been.

      Clauses killed off by PF would have ensured that Zambia is ruled by consesus where by every corner of the country has a say on how resources are shared. Unlike the current system where the only time people are consulted is during election .Devolution would have endured all citizens at local level have a strong voice on matters that affect their communities continously.

      With devolution CB would not be at risk of becoming a ghost mining town. Local leaders would have been empowered to take drastic steps to address power shortages to…

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    • Under 5 politics. He is a self deluded intellectual that never been. Always playing to the gallery even on serious national matters

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    • Why not include the good non-controversial issues like provincial assemblies now rather than later. What is so controversial except the so-called costs for personal emoluments. This is where we miss it. Public office is not to get rich it is for service. Fund a functioning system, officials should live on their own resources if they are truly in power to serve! Attendance!! Why go to a stadium – a play ground to sign a sacred document? State House is the sit of power or try Parliament, the Supereme Court??

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    • Why didn’t you attend the signing ceremony yourself. you realised its useless, not inspiring and then you want HH to go there.

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    • @ Nono, there’s a difference between ‘laws’ and the constitution. The latter is the supreme law from which the former are derived. Yes parliament makes the laws and the ‘people’ (we the people) make the constitution. In most civilised countries with mature enough constitution, changing even one sentence, let alone many clauses, would require a referendum.

      HH is right on the omitted clauses, but he can’t ‘eat with both hands’ on the other clauses that were included. He should give Lungu credit on accepting those few items.

      I don’t understand this ‘we will change this, but leave the rest to referendum’ argument. Just enact everything by one method, and pick and choose.

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    • Maverick the Constitution is very clear on the mode of its amendment. Only Part III which contains a bill of human rights require a referendum whereas the rest can be done by the stipulated numbers in Parliament. I may be wrong but peruse the Constitution in its entirety.

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    • Thanks @ Silverlining… that makes sense. I have been wondering why they were leaving some parts to the referendum. Much appreciated, cheers.

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  11. Is there any order in this upnd, was it not Edward Mumbi,who is special adviser to hh,that said all the progressive clauses have been passed? Do these guys really know what they are doing?

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  12. No Zambian govt so far has amended the constitution for the benefit of Zambians. So PF has just added clauses that can cause confusing in the opposition camp and also bar some potential opponents. Thus this is a PF amended constitution. Some MMD MPs like Mutati supported it because they think there is in it for them. Shame on Zambian politicians.

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  13. The constitution has been delivered. UPND just never had the numbers in Parliament to vote for or against some of the clauses. That’s the sad truth so don’t call it a sham

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  14. MR HH running a ka small business or company is diffrent from running a country and dnt be too excited about winning in august becoz you will be shocked wth the zambian people what they can do.i feel sorry for hh because he is decampgning himself.

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  15. These paragraphs are coming from the same mouth of HH and at the same interview:
    1. ‘PF denied Zambians a chance to give themselves a new constitution. PF rejected most of the clauses contained in the draft constitution and allowed about 110 MPs to defeat the will of Zambians,’ he said
    2. Mr Hichilema cautioned that President Lungu should not take credit for passing some popular clauses such as the 50+1, the running mate and dual citizenship because he was merely fulfilling the wishes of the people.
    To HH the his summary is:
    YOU DONT DELIVER, YOU ARE BAD
    YOU DELIVER, YOU ARE MERELY FUFILLING THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE

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    • Exactly my thinking. But at the end of the interview the message was that HH excepted whatever has been done and he is busy preparing for elections. Including finding a running mate methodically! The constitution has been amended. Anything amended is not the same as the old one but new. Of course it is not brand new. The USA constitution has been amended in an ongoing process for over 200 years. Yes there are clauses that would have not cost us much that should have been included = i.e. choosing Ministers from outside cabinet instead of making cadres Cabinet Ministers. It is working well in Kenya.
      synonyms of the word AMEND
      =alter
      =adjust
      =modify
      =change
      =correct
      = make changes

      Anything that is amended is not the same as the old!

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  16. HH is beginning to line up with the likes of kambwili and Cosmo Mumba. At times silence is Diamonds in the light.

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  17. I don’t know what this man want and who told you that when you are successful business man you should be automatically be the President.Your VP gbm was fighting for Zesco pole tenders what more is in-charge of the country resources,to me its EL all the way.

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  18. This Man HH lacks sense of humour. This.This man always make wrong judgement when it comes to national issues.For him everything is personal.This is why we say that his coming into political Arena was wrong.It was driven by tribalism.They guys were not even ashamed to say UPND would be led by a Tonga after the death of Mazoka.How can he say that UPND is not tribal when he came through tribalism as a party leader?It’s not easy bcoz HH thinks it’s time 4 a Tonga to rule.Wrong move as a leader.He should thank lungu for passing those good clauses in the constitution.Stop being bitter HH n grow up.We’ll c u on 11th august,2016.

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  19. This Man HH lacks sense of humour.This man always make wrong judgement when it comes to national issues.For him everything is personal.This is why we say that his coming into political Arena was wrong.It was driven by tribalism.They guys were not even ashamed to say UPND would be led by a Tonga after the death of Mazoka.How can he say that UPND is not tribal when he came through tribalism as a party leader?It’s not easy bcoz HH thinks it’s time 4 a Tonga to rule.Wrong move as a leader.He should thank lungu for passing those good clauses in the constitution.Stop being bitter HH n grow up.We’ll c u on 11th august,2016.

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    • Our biggest disease is lack of education. Reading and writing English is not being educated. Some bloggers cannot and will never understand issues, instead they turn tribal, say unpalatables. All a sign of a small brain unable to process critical information. There is no point trying to make a point with such for they refuse to get rid of ignorance, poverty, jealous, etc. Most remain praise singers for life. Such a pity. God help us!!!!!!

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  20. This Man HH lacks sense of humour.This man always make wrong judgement when it comes to national issues.For him everything is personal.This is why we say that his coming into political Arena was wrong.It was driven by tribalism.

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  21. Cont.They guys were not even ashamed to say UPND would be led by a Tonga after the death of Mazoka.How can he say that UPND is not tribal party when he came through tribalism as a party leader?Wrong move as a leader.He should thank lungu for passing those good clauses in the constitution.Stop being bitter HH n grow up.We’ll c u on 11th august,2016.

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    • HH has my vote and also from those whose life has been adversly affected by high prices.

      Those enjoying govt contracts and jobs have territory to protect and thus the virulent attack on HH .

      As i always say, if Lungu has improved the livelihood of average citizens, he has nothing to worry but if not…..pasop!

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  22. I wonder what people see in Akainde. This man is unpredictable, he doesn’t know what he stands on…. He knows he has problems in his Kantemba party now he is crying foul….
    Watch the space dear hh. This year you will cry your Lungs out…..

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  23. UPND President HH, you sound like one who could have failed to give Zambians a constitutional. PRESIDENT EL found the work already done, he has given Zambians what other leaders failed to do. We may not have all but we have something to work with. Let’s be grateful, don’t just politic for the sake of politics. BRAVO ZAMBIA

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  24. .Yes, the Amendments are only a half-measure, PF could still have done more to complete the process that has haunted the Country for many years.
    .There is need to complete the whole process, which unfortunately has got to go on for now.
    . PF has rejected the most progressive and fundamental Clauses in the draft Constitution
    . Zambia needs a republican constition
    . Zambia needs to have a democratic constitution
    . The amended constitution, though much better than it was before, is still autocratic, which concentrates power in the President and centralisaes power in the Executive wing of government.
    This constitution is still far short of what is ideal and optimal for this Country, which vicious circle must be squared and settled!

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  25. HH Ulimbwafye and u have no manners at all not even bad ones. Kolwe wa muntu iwe…. ECL all the way

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  26. On this one I feel it’s fair to say that HH has been measured and found lacking. Such kind of utterances are danger to our society. HH needs to tone down and he should not think he knows everything than any other Zambians. We the majority people have spoken and the constitution is here.

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  27. But this kainde you can vomit him mwee. He is so irritating. What kind of Freemason are you? Your jealous and envy will surely consume you. Edgar is winning again and you will remain namashinshi yobe pamusula!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PANTU NIWE MUNSHEBWA.

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  28. HH lacks direction. He is now displaying total madness and truly he is a bitter man. Yes not everything was passed but to call zambians who demanded to have those changes made a disgrace is not only envious but display of lack of clear thinking. Just like GBM he may be rich, but definitely not intellegent. Money and intellegence are too different things. For saying this he is worse than Kabimba. Our votes will remain with Lungu. We need an intellegent and not just rich president.

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  29. Comment: this day last year HH had a constitution road map how come today its a sham when there is an amended one chine chine NDE sekafye mwati Ba tata Bali bafye bwino

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  30. I just can’t find anything convincing about HH, that inspires me to support him. He is busy reaching out to the misguided grand coalition instead of the Zambians.
    Inconsistency negate the principal of quality leadership that UPND preaches that there going to bring on board.
    How many times has Hichilema and his minions changed goal posts on the constitution?
    He opposed and supported the NCC, then directed his minions to vote against the NCC bill despite earning allowances.
    He cried for 50+1 , he directed his mps to be walking out parliament in demand for the constitution with no regard to the people of this country. Despite the circus have not heard anyone that resisted the allowances and gratuities. Now here is the 50+1 you were crying for since 2006 ati its a sham . Is this…

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  31. This self proclaimed church elder hechi hechi is a total sham and a disgrace to Zambia!!! The man seems to be possessed with a very stubborn and mentally retarded demon!! God Gracious help his followers to open their eyes!

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  32. Ulya Palya Ngu Demon ~ Upnd Leader Needs Deliverance This Man Is Read To K—watch His Steps And His Ka Tongue They Appear Disturbed Just Outering Rub-
    HE COMPLETLY ACT OPPOSITE
    *when zed is praying him is milking cows
    *when zed is attending jubilli him is smo-
    *When president is signing the constitution him is under s-
    WHAT TYPE OF A LEADER ARE U WHO~
    (1) keep quiet
    (2) cant say gud to a friend
    Too much of same thing is bad
    #Lungu is president for next five years

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  33. (smiling)…just one thing I find most deliberate; HH sues for defamation, then he follows this with a very strong charge/defamation? against the president….I almost feel like he is saying…”I dare you to sue me over the LAZ debacle”…wonder what ba Davies Chama will advise the Boss to do……this LAZ issue cannot be left hanging….I think.

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  34. Chakala HH, whats your problem, You Satanist and Chief tribalist will never rule this country Period!

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    • Iziko yanyoko…..HH was 1% lower than Lungu when the economy was strong and donchi kubeba in vogue.

      Now with economic catastrophe….kaloba prices …..HIPC status…..kaya!!

      And insults won’t change the economy….lol

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  35. HH is right. Power needs be decentralized in order to take it closer to the people.

    Now its like all development is in Lusaka. Its like a woman bleaches her face & leaves the hands, legs etc black like a chishala.

    Planning, attracting investment, monitoring development, executing policies can’t all be done from Lsk. A portion of taxes generated in a particular province can be given to provincial Govts to foster development. Now its like all the monies generated in N/Western province is being used to build universities in Muchinga, just becoz the sitting president was from there. It would have been better to build mining colleges in N/W province.

    There are no industries in Muchinga meaning those graduates from Muchinga University will end up migrating to Lusaka only to find life…

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    • @Maloza,the most developed province in Zambia Is Lusaka,does the current or previous presidents hail from there? If a University is built in Muchinga province,does it mean that people from N/W province will be precluded from studying at those Universities if selection will be on merit the way it is at CBU and UNZA? Stop looking at development through tribe and you’ll see that the PF does not segregate when it comes to developing our Nation and try to take a break from reading news on ZWD, it clouds your thinking.

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  36. HH understand the role of the opposition party; to oppose everything Government does. I’m not a fan of MMD and Nevers but I was delighted to see EL and Nevers interact at constitution signing ceremony. This is political maturity.

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  37. HH you are the total sham! all you can do is critisize what government does and it is sickening.
    You will never be president.
    Edgar Lungu well done and just keep on working for the people and shame this under 5.
    your’e picking up remarkably Mr. President

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  38. So HH is promising that UPND will deliver a people driven constitution? this guy sounds like Sata more and more.

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  39. @ JOE MWANSA LOMBE KALUBA ,well spoken!
    In many countries like our nation Zambia. Political leaders use emotions which are driven by hate, envy and selfishness. What comes first for some is the I and not others. Leadership is about people and we have only one country with one citizenry. These citizens are looking for leadership from each and every person in position and all those seeking it.

    It is that element of looking for leadership that makes people to start buying into our ideologies and politics. This is not only for those in government but also for those in opposition. The biggest problem I see is that people in opposition parties are just there to cause divisions and make a country hard to govern. Africa is not developed partly because we don’t have that political coexistence…

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  40. Even when the ruling party offers to work with other them, opposition political parties always see it as a loss for them and not a gain for the country. This we have seen in Zambia too. It is not everyone though. Some opposition leaders have been very good at reading our political and democratic process.

    Despite being in opposition or not agreeing with whatever the Patriotic Front government is doing. Some political leaders have given support on or in issues and things that go beyond politics. I can point out Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy(MMD). The opposition leader has had his own issues with his party in the past one year or so. But I have seen that Dr Mumba is growing in his political maturity. He has been in government as Vice President before…

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  41. Hipo Hipole (hh), please spare us insults of President. EC never ate clients money. He just held it until fees issue was resolved. And the client was paid less legal fees.
    HH you stole money from Zambians through privatization and you have not returned not even a penny.
    Anyway it is only 7 months away to finally bury you in neganega.
    ECL has passed the constitution in barely 8 months which his predecessor failed including Hippo star Miyanda. A constitution is jot cast in concrete or steal, it is a paper so when necessary, it will be amended but surely a starting point has been reached. HH be honest and praise where a good has been done. Otherwise you are becoming irrelevant to the politics in Zambia.

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  42. I saw Mumba at the day of prayer and reconciliation last October. I saw him embrace the man who probably costed him many votes-former President Rupiah Banda. I saw him speak with a lot of political and religious leaders. People called the day of prayer a political platform for President Lungu. Mumba did not see that. He saw a platform where misunderstandings and disagreements between many intra or inter party individuals and groups can be buried. If not to call that political maturity then I don’t know what to call it. People like Hakainde Hichilema politicised the event but Mumba joined other Zambians in prayer.

    I saw Sekwila at the the signing of constitution bill by the President this week. HH and UPND claim to be the biggest opposition party in Zambia. A big opposition which can…

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  43. A big opposition which can not even attend a function which has in my opinion opened a new page for our democratic consolidation. A new page which will change our political landscape. And the biggest opposition party missed it. LOL What a joke.

    Sometime HH should sit down and evaluate his actions. He has to look at those around him. Are they giving him enough or good counsel. This is important in politics. HH has to take a leaf from the conduct of other opposition leaders. Dr Mumba is one example. On this one I think Ba Mumba is seeking good counsel from himself and those around him. He does not agree with all the programmes of the government. Yet he can distinguish between a political issue which require opposing and a national issue which require supporting and attending. That again…

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  44. That again is what I call maturity.
    I may not agree with some of his approaches. But again I will give kudos to Dr Mumba and the MMD including other political parties for doing the right thing on this one. If UPND and HH think they are the smart ones they will realise that people are smarter than they are. They have to move with the wind. Boycotting events like the signing of the constitution bill just shows how bitter HH and his party are. Now that this year’s elections will be held under the new constitution I want to see if they will boycott too. Let us see how consistent they are. People will defend HH as much as they want. For me on this one: It is a goaaaalllll! Ooops! Sorry it’s another own goal.

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  45. I have said many times that you don’t need to be in government for you to add value to a nation. What you ought to do is to be there when your country needs you. Dr Mumba as one of the leading opposition leaders taught us something. We may disagree on some issues but that does not mean we can not support matters which are important for our people.

    Leaders must lead and emotions must not be allowed to win otherwise we are doomed. We only have one Zambia. We can only develop if we put our misunderstandings aside and unite on matters which seek to unite our people. As leader we should know that we are examples to many. The question is what example are you?

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    • @ coaches this is so well written comment!!how I wish most bloggers can take a leaf from such writing and stop hauling insults on this site! but analyse issues before as in as candid and sober manner as you have done coaches

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  46. @ coaches this is so well written comment!!how I wish most bloggers can take a leaf from such writing and stop hauling insults on this site! but analyse issues before us in as candid and sober manner as you have done coaches

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    • HH has just gained my vote, and that of my husband plus our three daughters, four sons and their spouses ?

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  47. This HH is proving to be a total political disaster in Zambia politics. You have never heard Lungu attacking him like this personally. This guy, HH is a sadistic and danger to peace in Zambia. This constitution is not meant to suit him and UPND but the people of Zambia in general. He can go to hell with his devilish attitude.

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  48. The problem I see with the opposition is that they are busy criticising the present Government instead of concentrating on telling the people of Zambia on how they expect to/will govern the country if Zambians decide to give them a chance. Just shows that the opposition in my view appear not to be serious. The is about the old so called State House.

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  49. I have been a supporter of HH in the past years and the man seems to have run out of ideas. He has failed to inspire me. All he does is criticise and politicise everything. I don’t know if he is bitter or what? But something is wrong with him.Kabotolo has delivered were 5 president failed ,why can’t we applause him?

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  50. “For now we are serving the Zambian people and the issue of running mate does not bother us.’” That is HH for you he is serving Zambians by riding on the bicycle in the villages, riding on cow carts that is his serving of the people. This young man Sunny Hichilema Hakainde cannot be trusted and should not be trusted because he does not have the qualities of a leader all he has is the money and unfortunately for this young man Zambians know that Zambia is not for sale to the highest bidder. Please keep your cash or share it with those you wish to. Plot one for you will remain a myth to you until you grow up.

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  51. “We have a system in our party of picking the running mate. Our two hard working vice presidents honourable GBM and Dr Banda know that only that only one is going to be the running mate and there is no problem with that,” Hichilema said.JUST SAYING mwi sampaula

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    • = Chiluba best President Zambia ever had – HH (due to privatization deal)
      = Levy Mwanawas worst president Zambia ever had – HH 2006
      = Rupiah Banda worst president Zambia ever had – HH 2008
      = Michael Sata worst President Zambia ever had – HH 2012
      = Edgar Lungu worst President Zambia ever had – HH 2016

      Does HH really mean well for this country????????? This man should go back to the corporate world.

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  52. HH HAS LOST IT. HE IS TOO BITTER TO BE A NATIONAL LEADER. HE HAS A VERY BAD ATTITUDE. AND HE BOASTS THAT THERE ARE NO SQUABBLES IN HIS PARTY. IT IS BECAUSE HE IS THE OWNER OF THE PARTY AND NOONE CAN DARE OPPOSE HIM. THERE IS NO FREE SPEECH IN UPND AND THAT IS WHAT HE WANTS TO BRING TO ZAMBIAN POLITICS.

    HE IS NOT A STATESMAN BUT A LOCAL CATTLE FARMER FRO INGOMBE ILEDE

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  53. I think our President HH last lost the plot. At the rate we are going, PF will beat us pants down. It is high time our leader -HH looked closely at his advisors. Why does he always go against the wind or masses? At this point almost everyone (including foreign dignitaries) are praising Zambia and Lungu for this milestone in the constitution process, HH goes on radio and talk like that? Serious our leader is DE campaigning himself.
    He further goes on radio and say that Lungu is the worst President Zambia has ever had. Who doen’t remember that he has said:
    – Mwanawasa was the worst President Zambia had
    – RB was the worst President Zambia had
    – Sata was the worst President Zambia
    – And now Lungu is the worst President Zambia has ever had

    Surely what does our UPND president think he…

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  54. I’m smelling a big loss for our leader HH. After these elections, UPND has to go back to the drawing board and pick a leader who is a politician and who can resonate with the masses. I convinced beyond reasonable doubt that Politics is not for HH. You can’t force a camel to drink water.

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  55. I have never heard of such childishness and political immaturity from a leader. Surely, were the provisions in the amended constitution proposed by ECL? HH is insulting all the Zambians that proposed these amendments. If HH thinks the amended constitution is a sham and a disgrace, let him refuse to stand in the next elections that will be based on the same constitution until his perfect constitution is put in place.

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    • and let him come up with his constitution. All the clause passed are the things he has been singing about on top of his voice for the last 5 years. Now that they have been passed, they become a sham. What kind of reasoning is that?

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  56. = Chiluba best President Zambia ever had – HH (due to privatization deal)
    = Levy Mwanawas worst president Zambia ever had – HH 2006
    = Rupiah Banda worst president Zambia ever had – HH 2008
    = Michael Sata worst President Zambia ever had – HH 2012
    = Edgar Lungu worst President Zambia ever had – HH 2016

    Does HH really mean well for this country????????? This man should go back to the corporate world.

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  57. HH HH HH, every time you open your mouth, you miss an opportunity to sound reasonable and sober. You are saying and I quote, ‘ They are doing a Don’t Kubeba on Zambians by cheating them that they have passed a new constitution. This is a PF constitution.’ In the same breath you are also saying ‘ President Lungu should not take credit for passing some popular clauses such as the 50+1, the running mate and dual citizenship because he was merely fulfilling the wishes of the people.
    How can ECL be cheating the Zambian people at the same time fulfilling the wishes of the people.
    HH sober up and add value to our society. Yes ECL has not fulfilled everything. He said that the remaining clauses will be subjected to a referendum.
    Ever since you came on the political scene, our country…

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  58. Hh, like his party, is there to oppose anything the Govt does.
    The only qualification hh has to lead Upnd is that he hails from a certain region.

    SHAME.

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  59. HH should be restrained by the Party from going on public readios, TVs. He is embarrsining not only himself but also the party which Mazoka toiled for so much. I WONDER WHY EVERYTIME WE GET CLOSER TO THE ELECTIONS, HH BECOMES MORE AND MORE CLUELESS TO THE POINT OF LOSING EMECTIONS!!

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  60. Ever since you came on the political scene, our country has regressed so much as far as so cohesion is concerned. Every time you open your mouth, you are emitting negative energy. Sober up and learn to separate politics from national matters.
    Show some leadership man. Zambia is bigger than politics. You came on the political scene ridding on the tribal bandwagon, and many Zambians have not forgiven you of this sin. Show leadership Do not always prove to be a phony, a fake, a stain. You can do better. Stop listening only from your inner demons, open your ears to the many Zambians you aspire to lead.

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  61. I think its tragic that a lot of Zambians have chosen over a long time to accept mediocrity and be satisfied with populist overtures. Selfishness has also permeated Zambian society to unparalleled levels. Those who dine with PF and Lungu are oblivious to the suffering of the majority. Anyone who challenges this scenario is perceived a ‘rebel’. HH is saying and proffering what a lot of Zambians are not ready to say or act upon. The ‘comfort zone’ mentality and fear to take the country by the scruff of its neck and drag it out of its stagnation, is what will forever condemn the country to not being able to invigorate, enable and lead its citizens to ‘real’ progress.

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    • @ Harold check this out:
      Chiluba best President Zambia ever had – HH (due to privatization deal)
      = Levy Mwanawas worst president Zambia ever had – HH 2006
      = Rupiah Banda worst president Zambia ever had – HH 2008
      = Michael Sata worst President Zambia ever had – HH 2012
      = Edgar Lungu worst President Zambia ever had – HH 2016

      Does HH really mean well for this country????????? Is HH the only messiah Zambia has ever had?????? Why did he not think of Zambians when he was reaping them apart through Privitization which has led to most of the problems we are facing in the mining sector???? This man should go back to the corporate world.

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  62. Comment:Mr HH is a fool infact an ***** who thinks its all about criticism he thinks he can change the Economy in the twinkling of an eye and he can’t even see what others have done but thinks Negativity!!! Mr HH grow up mr President its Only Jesus who will Change things completely

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  63. What a let down. At one time I considered HH to be an alternative but this is a major disappointment. Save for 4 clauses you mentioned GRZ has facilitated the enactment of a document that has been in the making for a long time as desired by Zambians even before PF was formed. It is a misrepresentation to say the new constitution is a PF Constitution. Don’t reproduce in the mass media what your party cadres tell you. Read the new constitution sir. It is one of the most progressive constitutions not just in Africa. It is certainly not sham or a disgrace. This is the document that represents Zambia & which every politician will fight to uphold and swear by. By participating in the next election are you really fighting to uphold & swear by a sham & a disgrace?

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  64. If the amended constitution is a sham and a disgrace, then HH should boycott the August 2016 elections because they will be held under the same constitution he has repudiated! Oh, what a loser this HH is!

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  65. As usual this poor man is day dreaming i don’t know where this ichilema gets confidence.How can this constitution be half baked ba HH sure?hh calls himself an economist, but he wanted us to include provincial assemblies,ministers outside parliament,about 257 MPs etc,so can our economy sustain that?hh is indeed a bad leader!!he is better than lungu? far from it

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  66. HH: “He said it is shameful that President Lungu choose to sign the Bill to amend the constitution at Heroes Stadium in an attempt to hoodwink Zambians that he was delivering a new constitution.”
    A: But why does this man read what has not been stated? And who said that it was a new constitution?
    HH: “We were watching and laughing as this man signed the Bill because he was signing his exit papers out of State House’.
    A: There is something in the literature about he who laughs last…
    HH: “For us this is a non-issue. We will sit as the party’s National Management Committee to table the issue at an appropriate time. For now we are serving the Zambian people and the issue of running mate does not bother us”.
    A: Really, ba HH? Just be honest for a change and state that the inner…

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  67. HH: “For us this is a non-issue. We will sit as the party’s National Management Committee to table the issue at an appropriate time. For now we are serving the Zambian people and the issue of running mate does not bother us”.
    A: Really, ba HH? Just be honest for a change and state that the inner circle (which excludes those from inappropriate ethnic groups) of your national management committee has already strategised and resolved how to solve the possibility of an inappropriate running mate.
    HH: “‘This is a man who has failed. Look at the economic mess, he found the Kwacha to a dollar around 5.7 and takes it to 15 Kwacha to a dollar, he brings it down to 11.3 and he starts celebrating”.
    A: Ba HH, maybe you have forgotten to remember that Edgar inherited state house from Sata so…

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  68. HH: “‘This is a man who has failed. Look at the economic mess, he found the Kwacha to a dollar around 5.7 and takes it to 15 Kwacha to a dollar, he brings it down to 11.3 and he starts celebrating”.
    A: Ba HH, maybe you have forgotten to remember that Edgar inherited state house from Sata so you cannot blame Edgar for everything. Oh, and you have also forgotten to remember that the kwacha fall is largely a product of the price of copper on the world market.
    HH: “This is a man who has never run anything successfully in his life apart of eating his client’s money and you expect him to effectively manage the economy?”
    A: Really ba HH you are a serious politician? I rather think that it would do you a lot of good to just exercise a little humility in yourself, and just a little respect…

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  69. Only HH and his team will make zambia move forward. Zambians have been making wrong choices in the way they have been voting from 2006 leaving out HH full of wisdom/vision. The country has retrogressed because of voting without thinking.

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    • Your HH is not wise that is what a lot of people on this site are saying. How does HH go to rebute constitutional amendments he has all along embraced? And Who is he to tell us the amended constitution is a sham and a disgrace? He is not even a lawyer to pass such a judgment and fails to realize these amendments were part of the submissions made by many Zambians. So, who is he to tell Zambians that the submissions made by Zambians that have been facilitated by ECL to be part of the constitution are a sham and a disgrace. HH should stop insulting the intelligence of Zambians. It is certainly not a show of wisdom on his part to rubbish off what was submitted by Zambians.

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  70. HH: “This is a man who has never run anything successfully in his life apart of eating his client’s money and you expect him to effectively manage the economy?”
    A: Really ba HH you are a serious politician? I rather think that it would do you a lot of good to just exercise a little humility in yourself, and just a little respect for other less successful or less fortunate people (the majority of the people that you want to vote for you). By the way, you will see that those who are usually elected President of their country are not really successful businessman or the best educated, e.g. in America Obama is the President and not Donald Trump or any other of the rich American businessmen, Cameron in America is not a rich Briton by British standards, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, even…

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  71. By the way, you will see that those who are usually elected President of their country are not really successful businessman or the best educated, e.g. in America Obama is the President and not Donald Trump or any other of the rich American businessmen, Cameron in America is not a rich Briton by British standards, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, even Raul Castro etc etc. Somehow people or voters seem to look at other attributes in their chosen leaders than riches or success in business. But the rich in those countries are not resentful or bitter about being ruled by their poorer fellow citizens.

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  72. There is no link whatsoever between being a successful businessman and being the chosen one to occupy State House, White House, 10 Downing Street, or whatever they call it in other countries. If anything, the two must be mutually exclusive as far as voters are concerned. For some reason, somehow voters do not like rich people to be their president. So better swallow your pride and enjoy your riches with your family bwana HH, State House will never be for you, like the rest of us lesser mortals in your eyes, the best you can do to sample Sate House is to accept invitations to attend state functions at State House hosted by Edgar, for he WILL be there a long long time.

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  73. YAYAMI MWANA MI TWAYA UTALI MUTONGA HH ANAZALUKI. KAKOMA EYI UDI MULUNDA CHIDI NG’AYI YUMA INAKWEDA TUAI KU.
    #HH U ARE A SHAME AND A DISGRACE TO ZED POLITICS.
    #THE WORST OPOSITION PRESIDENT FROM 1991
    #OBSERVATION U BLOCKED DEVELOPMENT INTIATED BY GOVT IN NWP TO SHOW GOVT IS NOT WORKING SHAME IE YOU ARE A DESTROYER NOT A CHECKER
    U ARE INDEED THE WORST OPPOSITION LEADER SHAME KAPENA DOBO

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  74. As far as I am concerned, getting PF into power was one of the most retrogressive decisions that Zambians ever made. If Zambians re-elect the PF this year, they will have made their bed and should be ready to lie in it – for it is too ghastly to contemplate what will befall the country.

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  75. Is HH zambian? He is bitter all the time including the time he benefitted from selling zambian companies at no penny. Zambians will have no choice but to continue with PF

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    • Are you a Zambian or even live in Zambia to propose that we continue with suffering under PF?

      Everything has gone haywire with prices rising everyday!!! Go to any supermarket and see..

      As for me and my household , I have a mission to restore our dignity by voting out the PF.

      Watch….!!

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  76. Was behind HH during the election in Jan last year but his stance on the RB acquittal and his desperate embrace of GBM the violent wife beater and according to his publication the Watchdog a national plunderer has put me off him. This vitriol against the constitution ensures that he will never ever get my vote.

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  77. HH is not bitter. Look at the reasons why he is calling the amended constitution a sham: some important CLAUSES HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT and he has mentioned some of them. So how can it be people driven when some of the wishes of the people have been removed? Please analyse the reasons HH advances and argue on the reasons.

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  78. Do we have short memories or what? The whole clamour was for a NEW Constitution. One that we would finally call our own and aimed at fostering political stability and economic development. A Constitution written by us and whose procedure of adoption is legitimate. The process of Constitution building was begun, but hijacked; firstly where a number of submissions and clauses were ignored and secondly by not subjecting most of them to a referendum. So, most importantly, it is not only the content that matters but the manner of adoption. If the procedure is not legitimate, the result is a farce. A Constitution is meant to delimit power and avoid the slide to autocracy. These amendments did not do that, the procedure was not legitimate and essentially we are still saddled with a…

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  79. Praise must be given where it is due; ECL has liberated every Zambian living abroad with a legitimate immigration status. I never dreamt that I and my household would be dual nationals in our lifetime and I know this hurts narrow minded UPND supporters and those Zambians with a pull him sydrome. HH is scared of the 50+1% because it tips the balance of power in his party; HH no longer has the freedom to run a tribal party of minority entities. He has no choice; HH MUST now work with people from provinces he hates. Viva Lungu

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  80. If being a wealthy businessman is what makes a person a good presidential candidate, let the Americans vote for Donald Trump…. Do you think so? Really?

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  81. Bottom line is that Lungu has failed Zambia through his incompetence and corruption.

    This is what PF supporters do not want to hear…in law we say “ipso facto loquitur”….the thing (Lungu’s mess) speaks for itself!

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  82. If the constitution was a people driven the seats inside the Disaster Heroes stadium could have been full to capacity.Lusaka city alone has over 2,000,000 people the capacity that stadium is about 50,000 .Cant you just see that there was lack of Confidence in the Pf amended constitution.More over some of there Ministers shunned to attend the event. an indication that it ‘s really a total sham and disgrace.

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    • the truth of the matter is that it was signed whether their were only edgar and mps or the stadium was full to capacity,the constitution was signed period so burry yourself in sand my brother

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  83. Truth is painful…HH hammer these dunderheads who use tribe on everything. Very soon they might even construct public toilets for different tribes…basokwe!

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    • @Mutuloba
      The more reason HH and his cadres will never be in power. You call those who differ with you “dunderheads”. We have also not forgotten how Garry Nkombo on his facebook page referred to Zambia a country full of *****s when he realised HH was losing in the 2015 elections. That is the one strong reason I cannot vote for UPND or HH. They think they know it all and others are just dunderheads and *****s. We shall see, August 11 is not far off.

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  84. Yaba ati inonge endorses hh thats proper day dreaming and hoping wishes to be horses.
    Do u think she can do that after hh raped her children in mongu?
    Thats the mother of pf and of the nation well principled
    Show us yo mother in upnd~ molin
    U ev prostitutes only

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  85. I had respect for HH, but after his radio comments I have lost respect for him. It seems he only thinks about himself while the rest are his tools. The man has nature hatred for others. Politics is not about hatred but debating by giving alternatives. He has taken things personal against Lungu. Lungu did not elect himself, but was elected by the Zambian people
    The amendments to the constitution were voted for by members of parliament that are representatives of the people who elected them, so why all this rubbish sure? Sometimes it is better to remain silent than open ones mouth just for the sake of saying something
    Hichilema knows very, very well he can’t get 50%+1 vote in Zambia because there are not many Zambians who see leadership qualities in him compared to late Mazoka. With…

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  86. Cont….
    With his careless talk he has just made things worse
    Why can’t the id..iot tell the voters how he could rule Zambia when given a chance? Insulting and talking negative about Lungu will never lead you anywhere. This is personal hatred at the highest level. It is not politics. Just think of it no matter what you say about Lungu the man does not respond to you. What does this mean? This simply means he has weighed and found you to be useless. When one speaks sense people respond, but when one talks rubbish people will ignore

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  87. Lusaka times why do you show the wrong flags? Any reason?? I am in Denmark and that is not the Danish flag, correct your system please

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  88. I am wondering whether or not the President of the UPND has read the amended constitution. He ignorantly states that the amended constitution does not have the provincial assemblies when actually Articles 151 and 153 talk about the establishment of such assemblies……………What sort leaders do we have in the opposition?

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    • for the sake of everyone who has not read and especially for HH, here is an excerpt from the amended constitution article 153

      (1) There shall be established, in each Province, a 10
      assemblies provincial assembly consisting of the following members:
      (a)the Members of Parliament from within the Province;
      (b) the mayors or council chairpersons of councils in the
      Province;
      (c)three chiefs representing chiefs in the Province; 15
      (d) three representatives of an organisation representing
      persons in commerce and industry, operating in the
      Province;
      (e) three representatives of an organisation representing
      farmers, operating in the Province; 20
      (f) three representatives of faith-based organisations,
      operating in the Province;
      (g)two representatives of organisations representing…

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  89. Article 153 on page 60 states
    ‘There shall be established in each province a provincial assembly consisting of the following members:
    a) MPs
    b) Mayor or Council Chairmen
    c) 3 chiefs
    d) 3 representatives from farmers, faith based, commerce and industry
    e) 2 reps from women and youth organisations etc

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  90. The truth be told. The PF does not sleep over HH! I truly admire HH for his stance on the Constitution. This position is worrying the PF leadership who thought they had won people’s hearts on Tuesday. Wait and see when our eyes open on this delusion that happened at Heroes. This is not about bitterness; it is about legacy and posterity for Zambia. We cannot be cheated any more by being offered ‘soup in exchange for our birthright’. Luhanile sha.

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    • YES, WHEN A MAD MAN ENTERS YOUR HOUSE CARRYING A MATCHED OR PANGA, HE WILL GIVE YOU SLEEPLESS NIGHTS. YOU WILL BE MORE WORRIED ABOUT SUCH A LUNATIC THAN ANYONE ELSE. BECAUSE HE CAN HARM YOUR CHILDREN.

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  91. So imwe ba LT you’ve now decided to get along & displaying paid bloggers sympathising pfools! Where are my comments *****? You ****we all know you evil plans towards a progressive & winning party UPND. Viva HH this august!

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  92. @Harold Muna, Senzo and etc company, get it from me, the majority of voters do not see uPMD as an alternative government or HH as a viable alternative President. Despite the people’s desire for change, even the economic turmoil in the country will not change their perception of HH which he is busy reinforcing through his ill advised actions including insulting his opponents. You should know the reasons better than the rest of us: HH is arrogant, lacks humility, his leadership was born out of a tribal convention in 2005 (remember Chejani?), looks down upon everyone else as imbeciles, and worst of it all he does not even hide any of those facts but still expects to win elections.

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  93. @Kumwitu, you are right, they do not read and if they do read they do not understand what they read, or simply refuse to accept reality and prefer to distort facts. I wonder what sort of leadership uPMD intends to offer Zambia.

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  94. Let me make a confession. In 2011, I had developed a sympathy for uPMD, because I thought that they spoke sense and stood for the truth. But boy am I glad that I quickly came back to my senses and never voted for them. I am now convinced beyond any measure of doubt that any party in Zambia is a better bet than uPMD. Even on a scale of non-viable alternative parties, uPMD would not be an option at all. We all come to our senses at one time or another, so I am sure GBM, Dr Banda and others will come to their senses in their own time. When they do, they will realise how much time they have wasted and out of frustration they may wish to go (back) to PF and MMD respectively.

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  95. By the way, those who advise HH, please tell him that sometimes he needs to be delegating official party statements to his shadow cabinet representative. Otherwise voters will grow tired and fatigued by his constant statements. For example, he could have given his legal party representative to issue this statement and legally argue what the implications are to the average voter.

    Take a leaf from how your friends conduct their campaigns overseas… I believe you watch international media.

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  96. Comment:@Terrible and company, you have been blown out of your little sences.
    You are *****s that cannot think. Deny and prove it.
    Your thinking shows that you pfools are desperate. HH has hammered you ***** pfools.
    Multiplying of your idiocy comments will not change anything.
    Talk about kabotolo and the economy.
    Multiplying your idiocy shows here will not change anything.
    A failed kabotolo man remains a failure.
    HH on track and remains Zambia’s hope.
    Advise kabotolo to work on the economy and reverse the 5 day Lusaka black out.
    It is very shameful to hear people supporting chanwa kabotolo jameson at this time.
    Be assured that hunger, poverty, jobloss, prices and loadshedding will drive out kabotolo from state house not hh.
    HH is just warning his friend kabotolo of what lies…

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  97. Trait. Let’s nit pick at what we call things. Amendment or New Constitution? What ‘Mocks’ the difference.

    We have one, with bills to be agreed. As for 50+1, two Vice Presidents indicate how difficult the Leader is. Very Dictator like.

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  98. If you are a Kaponya you can’t recognize that what the opposition and the Grande Coalition is doing will help you. Its amazing. Someone says lets have cabinet appointed from outside parliament to improve separation of powers, proportional representation so that minorities, women the disabled can be included in decision making, provincial assemblies so that locals in Mongu, Kasama, Chipata, Solwezi, Ndola etc can decide for themselves what their priorities are and you are arguing. Fine hate the man but at least say these things make sense. If you don’t, my conclusion is you are a Kaponya, a cadre because these people don’t reason.

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  99. If HH was a product being sold, it will be like UPND trying to sell a fridge to an eskimo. HH and Kabimba are unsellable products for Zambia. They should retire and leave others to try. I had respect for HH and voted for him twice. I am highly disappointed with the level of his leadership and i regret voting for such low leadership. 2016 HH wont see my vote. Mr Kalusa

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  100. @maveric, the reason why Iam aspiring to my position sg in upnd in future is that hh has the lazy sleeping bastards masquarading as upnd.
    Why upnd members sleeping around?
    It must be true as one of them said that they have no problem with winning elections except hh.
    Otherwise, hh is a couragious and brave leader unlike ndwii chanwa kabotolo no matter how much his minions mess up.
    We need vocal leaders who can stand up for the poor masses.

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  101. Brother HH, your attitude and speech against the president does not in any way represent the church you claim you belong to and neither any Christian denomination for that matter. Why should you endager your own soul by hating your neighbour just for an earthly position when the Lord has already blessed you with so much? If you are destined it will come to pass without harbouring any hatred against your contenders. If you are not destined you will never get it, and, with this attitude, you may end up endangering your soul irretrievably

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  102. Kabunke, You have said it all

    In the 1990s it took the Church to bring Dr Kaunda and Chiluba to a negotiating table

    My prayer is that the Church does that even this year- 2016

    Let every peace loving Zambian spend sometime in prayer for mother Zambia

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  103. Comment: myfellows politics nowadays like the post says it is misleading mmd is the main opposition how does this guy nme upnd as leading thats what we call self praise. yo mps matched off parley when they chewed money in ncc. you know that. better tell us why we should vote otherwise

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  104. I hope some of you who post comments on political isues on this site are well paid or you have been promised a lot like seven vigins when you party wins or are enjoying seven vigins now becouse reading some posts you can tell you stress a lot on rubbish African politics

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  105. Come August 11, 2016 Let the Zambians Archive this HH. I dont even know which archives will accept him. He is not even fit for the archives. May be a Political Dustbin in Monze will do. I just cant believe wahat comes out of his mounth

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  106. HH IS JUST PLAYING POLITICS. HE KNOWS THAT THAT WHAT ECL DID WAS GOOD FOR ZAMBIA, EXCEPT THAT IT PUTS EDGAR AT AN ADVANTAGE AND MAKES HIM POPULAR. HH DOES NOT LIKE ANYTHING THAT MAKES ECL POPULAR. SO NATURALLY HE GOES INTO BITTERNESS. THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE LABOURED AT LENGTH TO TELL US THAT THE REMAINING CLOSES WILL STILL BE PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT LATER WHILE THE BILL OF RIGHTS WILL BU SUBJECTED TO THE REFERENDUM. SO BO HH DO NOT MISLEAD US. EVEN THE CURRENT AMENDED CONSTITUTION IS NOT CAST IN IRON.

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  107. Upnd will take advantage of people that want to hear the constitution highlights instead of reading the document themselves.
    The document speaks of Zambian being a unitary state.

    These blighters wants to federalize the country and do their breakaway nations. Sorry, no dice. I am not going for that carrot you con man.

    They want proportional representation. That’s a n easy way of fomenting a civil war. Eastern, Muchinga, Luapula, Northern provinces have more people and thus would get a larger representation. You niggers would cry foul and hey presto, civil war. Nixisi! We are not falling for that either dude.
    As an economist, assume that HH did some statistics. He seems to have forgotten basic probability. With each new variable that he looks to introduce, he reduces the…

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