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HH tells Al Jazeera TV and Bloomberg why he wants to be President

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HH shakes hands with the crew after the interview
HH shakes hands with the crew after the interview

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has told leading international news outlets Al Jazeera TV and Bloomberg that he is seeking public office to restore sanity in management of Zambia’s economy.

In a wide ranging interview that was conducted at his New Kasama residence, Mr Hichilema said the Zambian economy has been mismanaged by the PF administration.

In a brief posting on his Facebook page, Mr Hichilema said Zambia is a rich country with great potential that needs to be fully harnessed.

“We were honoured to host and undertake interviews with international media houses Al Jazeera Television and Bloomberg this morning at our residence. We discussed a wide range of issues from our alternative economic policy proposals to governance issues,” Mr Hichilema said.

He added, “Central to our message was that we are seeking public office in order to restore sanity in the management of the country’s economy. Without preempting our discussion with them that will be televised on the Al Jazeera Television network soon, we stressed that Zambia is a rich country with great potential that needs to be fully harnessed in order to create jobs for our people, especially the youths.”

“We also empathised the need to fully empower our people with business skills and real jobs under our economic diversification programme. On governance issues we addressed the restrictions on the movement of citizens through the application of some pieces of legislation such as the Public Order Act that hinder citizens, especially opposition political players, from freely mingling and mobilising themselves ahead of the upcoming elections.”

Local TV Producer Lawrence Thompson (far right) with the Aljazeera crew after shooting
Local TV Producer Lawrence Thompson (far right) with the Aljazeera crew after shooting

HH with the AlJazeera crew
HH with the AlJazeera crew

HH speaking to Aljazeera
HH speaking to Aljazeera

HH interviewed by AlJazeera
HH interviewed by AlJazeera

HH at his mansion before the interview
HH at his mansion before the interview

Bloomberg's Zambia Correspondent Mathew Hill and a colleague after interviewing HH
Bloomberg’s Zambia Correspondent Mathew Hill and a colleague after interviewing HH

155 COMMENTS

  1. He has a beautiful house , man this guy is rich,But the economy i don’t think so.With what i have read he is not so convincing.

    • @ Tom if people where judged by what they say then EL is not fit to be president of Zambia because he has never said anything sensible, You are the type of people who do not like people who are successful in life. Gate a life man, He lives in Zambia and he has made it in Zambia and you have gone abroad because you failed to make in Zambia, So we know who is a failure and its you mate.

    • HH will make a very good president. He has a vision and skills.Yesterdays’ statement on how UPND will reduce inflation was so inspiring and refreshing. We are tired of rantings from Kambwili and Davies Chama

    • Well spoken, Zambia is a rich nation, I hate the African / Current Zambian syndrome dependent on foreign Aid, yet if we managed our resources properly, we would be truly independent.

      There is serious Abuse and wastage in our government. Our leaders are so careless, dull and lack vision. HH if you mean to win, please keep up your words and do not appoint these old / recycled politicians like Dora / RB. We want true new blood with a vision. PF are an embarrassment they should go to Hell.

      By the way well done, lovely House..

    • Idealism does not fly with the Masses even alien to the media worse off foreign. What resonates with our fellow common man is realism with simplicity. This is why they are for fellow commoner Vs. Prutocrates. Overselling oneself on things he has limited or zero measure of actualizing in the real sense attest to dangerous idealism. Fortunately, such flawed political jig ls have little mileage with a highly experienced national voting constituency on the fly. How do you lie that all lost mining jobs will be retained immediately you land wishful power when the industry is compounded with innumerable market challenges? Do you have control on externalities confrontung the mining commodities are exposed to?

    • Very beautiful premises Hakainde, well done! A clear sign of hard work and ingenuity not just drinking beer in Chawama and bonking the likes of Mumbi Phiri, Dora Siliya etc…etc.
      2016 is your year so that your success and ingenuity can now be spread to create wealth nationwide!
      VIVA UPND…VIVA Hakainde.

    • HH feels he has entitlement to be President of Zambia. He has funded his party from his pockets. He has a following that worships him. He does not understand how someone like Lungu could have surpassed him.

      He has denied his party to choose a leader of the party by a ballot for 12yrs. Why, because HH is a dictator in White Collar.

      When the majority of Zambia refuse to elect him he says: the people are wrong, I am right. I should be the President.

      UPND is – Too Much Do About Nothing.

      HH has used his financial power to bully other members, who are more wiser than him to lead the party.

      George Bush senior also felt that same entitlement. Having saved one term, he came from a background that had a powerful resume.

      But the American people said. Dude, not too fast !!!…

    • …… But the American people said. Dude, not too fast !!! 

      There is a new kid on the block called Bill Clinton. And Clinton became one of the best US presidents in living memory – despite if his mistakes.

      I say this again – UPND would do better with a new fresh start. HH has failed to articulate how he would do things differently. So are his followers. They don’t offer solutions or constructive criticism but just being cynics.

    • There is nothing new in what hh was saying. These are just ideas that anyone can spill out. We as a nation are interested in doable and practical plans.

      Every candidate will tell you that they want to improve they economy, create jobs, eradicate poverty and disease, improve agriculture,education and health services…..etc etc

      The bid question that hh and his upnd have not addressed is how will they do it?

    • 2020vision reporting…well what can I say it has been a while since Ive bombarded some knowledge into the thick numbskulls of members of the United Party for National Destruction but the stench and howls of the Hungry Hyena have woken me up to once again stand up against t.r.i.b.a.l.i.s.m, lies and wealth obtained by sending poor miners to the grave. We all know that HH is a liar, he has been dodging the truth on how he obtained his wealth, he has exploited his own poor workers, what constructive alternatives is this man giving to Zambians??? Non..nothing but lies, lies, lies!!!! Zambians are not fools to be fooled by a known liar, we are facing challenges as a result of a global economic slowdown and now HH along with his gang of misguided cretins are running around trying to deceive…

    • Very few people who understand the fundamentals of wealth creation make it unfer harsh economic conditions
      . HH is one such fellow who has shamed doubting thomases shown them that wealth can be created through prudent management of what ever resources you have.

      The real EUREKA moment is when you can see and untilize the potential that many able bodied people can not see and appreciate yo create wealth and jobs for the masses.

      Most PF minions dont get HH ‘s message because they choose to wear blinkers and believe that wealth can only be created by stealing from government coffers like many PF cadres have done.

      HH has spoken about how to create create wealth and jobs in Zambia. And he isnliving proof of what he has constantly said. Current he a major single private employer…

    • This is the kind of man that we need as President!

      He has made enough money and could retire if he wanted to. But he is smart and hardworking, so he is up to the challenge of fixing Zambia.

      Compared to the broke drunken bums that we have now that are there in Government just to fill their pockets, he will be a breath of fresh air.

      Unlike these thieves, he has enough money so he is not just interested in stealing.

    • The real EUREKA moment is when you can see and untilize the potential that many able bodied people can not see and appreciate yo create wealth and jobs for the masses.

      Most PF minions dont get HH ‘s message because they choose to wear blinkers and believe that wealth can only be created by stealing from government coffers like many PF cadres have done.

      HH has spoken about how to create create wealth and jobs in Zambia. And he is a living proof of what he has constantly said. Current he a major single private employer only second to Zambian government. All his employees jobs are safe and secure because he has invested wisely.

      All mines which are retrenching would seriously consider doing business in Zambia the leadership of a man who understands business fundamentals. Mining…

    • Keep working HH, your critics have nothing on you. Just as you have freedom to dream and plan, so do the haters. For most people, life passes by without executing there Grand Master Plans.

    • HH is the man to restore Zambia period. He has the capacity to turn the economy around and make the kwacha appreciate so that workers ‘ pay s is implicitly increased by the increase in kwacha’ s purchasing power.

      Under PF workers have seen their wages cut in real terms because of the kwacha’s weakening buying power. Workers have also seen their jobs lost and constantly live in fear.

      Imagine a kwacha that buys a £1 for K5 and $1for K3, a Zambia where every one is absolutely free to express their feelings against their leaders, free to assemble , free to mobilise thier political followers.

      Imagine a Zambia where POA is not abused and applied to silence Political opponents ,a Zambia where there is true justice free of corruption ,a Zambia where education is well funded , a…

    • Imagine a Zambia where POA is not abused and applied to silence Political opponents ,a Zambia where there is true justice free of corruption ,a Zambia where education is well funded , a Zambia every one has equal chances of bidding for a government contract without political affliation to the ruling party…

      Well you now have a real opportunity to stop imagining and turn that imagination into reality by voting UPND and HH for president in 2016 elections.

      Vote UPND and kick out Pathetic failures(PF)

    • Shame on Mwebantu Media the PF vuvuzela. It takes Aljazeera and Bloomberg to do what Mwebantu and Times of Zambia are supposed to do

      Meanwhile Aleisa HH

    • That is a result of the wealth he stole from Zambians during the privatization of parastatals. He wants power so that he gets more of it. He has an insatiable appetite. If you doubt this, tell me if before privatization he had such wealth. He usually talks about the first house he built in Kalingalinga. And from Kalingalinga he moved into a former Lima Bank house in Kabulonga he inherited through privatization. Now he wants to tell us he wants to serve us. Talk is cheap!!!

    • @zedoc, It was not HH decision to sell the mines. The decision to sell the mines was the Zambian government’s under Chiluba after pressure from IMF. HH was contracted by government to value the mines before they are sold. So I do not see how HH could have sold the mines. I hope this logic is simplified enough for you to understand

      These are the same lie being peddled by PF in a bid to discredit him but an average Zambian with a skull and grey matter can realize that this is a lie

    • The man is hard working all those sayin Rubbish about HH you will never be the man he is you can never reach his level even if you had to live another generation bitter soul’s . actually who’s bitter u or him? U are the bitter ones.live the man alone go look for mealie meal your kids are hungry at home cadres.

    • just looking at natural resources, zambia can be three times richer than the united kingdom. we have dunderheads in leadership. viva change 2016 !!! viva HH !!!

    • Showing these pictures is quite wrong as PF leaders will now go back to China to obtain more loans so that they can build such mansions for themselves.

    • HH cannot make a good leader. He is self centered. He thinks he knows it all. With him, all is I, I, I. He has always failed to answer a simple question of how he made his money. Why, because it is not through a clean process. He is a clear bully who will not allow anyone else take over UPND. People know this and that is why they will never vote for him. Just visit one of his farms and see how he treats his workers and relatives!

    • Tribal politics is responsible for the mess Zambia is into today, if only Zambians were sensible about electing leaders with credentials Zambia would be economically well. Unfortunately, ethnically-aligned decisions that Zambians make when it comes choosing leaders are responsible for the stagnation that Zambia is in. I feel pity for the children in Zambia, where their future is being destroyed by their own parents who elect leaders based on the provinces they come from instead of people with leadership credentials with abilities to revitalize most of the non/ poorly performing sectors in Zambia.

      With the projection that China`s economic slowdown is likely to take longer, things in Zambia will certainly be worse. One hopes that Zambians, this time around, will think with about their…

  2. The guy is ready for the job, Zambians honestly let us give this guy a chance and if he does not perform after 5 years we will show him the door. Surely EL and PF have failed us.

    • True My Man he is the only one who can do the job now in Zambia and am pretty sure the image of Zed will v some levels of dignity. When he comes into the presidency this year he should invest on quality of leadership too for the future. Ni Forward chabe apa.

    • @Snake bite, how are you going to remove EL and give HH chance when you are in a foreign land? That EL and the PF have failed you is a biased statement which obviously is a product of your hunger to see your party of preference in power. This caderism is killing Zambian politics and must be avoided. PF, MMD, UPND and UNIP supporters must support their candidates on merit.

    • @senior citizen, MMD chief bootlicker, kudos. Jkalusa. Luapula

      When will you hate and bitterness anchored on tribe leave you or better still why not leave it?!

      HH is rich and in politics simply for service. Salutations to HH.

      HH, The Lord God bless and keep you,
      The Lord make His face shine upon you,
      And be gracious to you,
      The Lord His countenance upon you,
      And give you peace (shalom : nothing missing, nothing broken).

  3. is there any inspiration to the so called youth empowerment?coming from such a manssion shows how selfish someone is

    • @ Pungwa work hard, we are poor because we like hand outs, the man has made his money in Zambia, so you want him to share it with you, for what. We have seen people with nothing go into state house or become a minister and all of a sudden they are millionaires, So what do you say about such people. Get a life mate.

    • Petty Jealous, bitter PF cadre. Fortunately, when time for HH to rule comes, your hate will be in vain.
      For now continue suffering with your bitterness.

    • What kind of thinking is this. Do you want him to live in the shantytowns? He works hard and this is how he wants to live. Do you stay in section eight after working hard for your money? Be fair.

    • Majority of people who are stinking rich rarely have a heart for the masses. Ask HH’s relatives and they will tell you what type of person he is.

    • Bang Bang. are you yourself living at state house with comrade Lungu let alone his relatives. Of course there are some lazy relatives who if their brother has made it to just want to lazy around and even shift into his home.. When they are told to work hard and earn a living they turn around and blame the person for being unkind. You sound like the type, malume.

  4. Overselling oneself on things he has limited or zero measure of actualizing in the real sense attest to dangerous idealism. Fortunately, such flawed political jig ls have little mileage with a highly experienced national voting constituency on the fly. How do you lie that all lost mining jobs will be retained immediately you land wishful power when the industry is compounded with innumerable market challenges? Do you have control on externalities confrontung the mining commodities are exposed to?

    • @ Senior citizen stick to the topic, why are you so bitter, give credit where its due, He is living the Zambian dream and if he can do what he has done for himself to our country then let be. stop your bitterness it will not put food on your table .

    • On a serious not Zambians should open there eyes and ears so as to see and hear.PF has nothing to offer.3/4 of the Zambians today are poverty stricken. They have been brain washed that no any other person can pull them out of poverty, just because they made wrong choices of leaders.Most often any rich person is viewed as a Satanist of thief. This out dated kind of thinking is very retrogressive. Here is a man like HH educated in Zambian from a poor background and with hard work he becomes rich and looks back to pay back to Zambia,tribalists woke up to accuse him to have stolen from privatization when in fact he never sold any mine.Country men lets tryu this man you will see.

  5. A clarion call to everyone, every carder, every supporter, every sympathizer, everyone of us that considers and diligently knows the Patriotic Front to be our party, to rise as one so that our Party the PF is returned to power in this year’s elections at all levels.

    • OK,I like your appeal. Thats how we should conduct our politics. Not insults,hate,bitterness as though we eat politics..!!

      Lets mature into politics of development.

  6. am i lost o something leading international news outlets Al Jazeera TV and Bloomberg
    since when did a tv station become an outlet

    • This is why you should have gone to school!!
      & If you have been to school – what a waste!!

      Am afraid to say even the best dictionary won’t help you cause!!

    • It was arranged by his sponsors who are ready to stripe Zambia of its resources. I don’t like HH for only one reason. He acted like a professional crook during the sale of Intercontinental hotel Livingston where him and Chief
      Mukuni bought shares even b4 Saling the Hotel. He ended up selling the Hotel for a song .

  7. McOdonell is much better he is rich with alot of orphans at cbu unza baobab school ISL LICS and others are working for his company,protea hotel,VElos Spar Palm golding,his house is full of orphans and supports alot of busines organisation

    • Of course, he can pay for those orphans because he has a guilty conscience after having robbed Zambians of their wealth through privatization. Doing so is one way of convincing us he cares for the poor whom he robbed through privatization. Tell me if before privatization he had the wealth to put up the mansion he wants the whole world to know about.

    • Well, who has EXACERBATED THE SUFFERING & POVERTY of all those you have listed??? If not the subsequent St..u..pid govts after KK that you boast about, & WILL TRY TO RETAIN in August!!
      Then sing praise to McOdonell whatever his name is – YOU CONDEMN A MAN TRYING TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE & REBUILD THIS COUNTRY – yes carry on muzungu anikonde – sing again for McOdonell you who has no shame!!!

    • That’s the man of the people. Not kambwanga from chawama with no house. Yhe best he can do is steal the client’s money.

  8. KIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKI SO NOW THE WOLD IS GOING TO SEE AND HEAR HOW INCOMPETENT U ARE AND WHY U CAN NOT BE GIVEN THE RESPONSIBILITY TO GOVERN THIS COUNTRY…..MAYB THESE GUYS NEED TO VISIT AND TALK TO OUR PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU…………..

    • baitwala pa bwelu nomba muku isebanya chi-ka-la umungulu ubi bane you bring Algezera ati you sel your self you tell them amafi styopeti i will watch it once televised so that we scrutinize you swaini lyobe

    • I wonder which world u live in Umubemba.com the president EL chickened out an interview with BBC last year. So wat can he tell the international media. Nothing!

    • To be honest with you EL had an opportunity to do an interview with BBC he chickened out just before the interview when he new we were looking forward to that interview. HH is not incompetent he is an intelligent man who has a plan and is disciplined that how he is were he is today. Stop hating from without. EL is president today because it is his time tomorrow HH might be one or someone else’s time its all in Gods time. HH might never rule but he is already a successful man. Th

    • @ UMUBEMBA.COM

      Suffering from dementia or 100% bitterness?

      When given chance of interview with BBC, what did our “articulated and visionary” Leader did?
      Did he told the world about his vision?
      He CHICKEN-OUT!!!
      Mind you, he admitted to be lacking in “vision”.
      And if he mange some “dutch courage” and face “real” journalist in live interview, do you think that he will be able to explain why, how and because of the current economical “perfect storm”?

    • What Chagwa needs to visit & interview him, IS THE PR DEPARTMENT OF A LARGE BREWERY, but am sure none of them is willing to waste their time!!!

  9. Munyono mubi…… at least HH has already made it in life so he does not need public office to enrich himself bt for the good of Zambia instead of those who want to power because they want to loot.

    • @BBC interview do remember how they embarassed Mwanawasa to admit that he has gone to beg from UK and he is a begger let your hh be interviewed by BBC and see how he is going to be embarassed just like the way he was embarassed in south Africa at SABC 1

  10. Hate speeches will not take you anywhere just like the man and work hard. senior citizen woke-up its not too late, lets be close to people who have managed in their life don’t mingo with station boys they wont take you anywhere but they take you ku chibokaiya prison.

  11. I am having a feeling HH might win the elections, however the advice goes to usZambian’s, genuine development takes years to be founded and cemented, the frenzy of HH take over will die down soon because his language will be let’s be patient and as long as he and his ministers drive GRZ vehicles, the ‘corrupt’ rhetoric will resume. He can go in as magufuri but very soon for as long as they are people to oppose and some are still going hungry, 2021 governments might change again. Although nothing he is saying is new and general knowledge i know even our beloved grandfather Chikwanda knows, because of anxiety etc, change might come. All the best to him and UPND brothers. you are gaining ground

  12. The English say “the truth of the pudding is in the eating”. I tend to criticize the PF more because I have experienced the mess they have created. My life was better with Rupiah, Mutati and company. As for HH I am giving him the benefit of the doubt. If at all he wins and starts behaving like PF and does a donchi kubeba, be rest assured I will be here to demonize him. That is a promise.

  13. Why so bitter people? ZNBC doesn’t even give enough coverage for this guy, what’s wrong with international media taking time to hear this guy’s voice. Don’t be bitter, that’s why you grow old fast!

    • I I wish bitter people, jealousy people and those who simply hate someone because they have different views could stop commenting because they are non progressive people. I personally like hanging with successful intelligent people.

  14. Why does hh always dash to international forums and now bloomsberg? His aim is to tarnish the image of the country and discourage Foreign Direct Investments to weaken our economy and by so doing he thinks people will see him as a saviour who can turn Zambia into paradise- what a pathetic fallacious idea to make people detach themselves from reality and yearn for the “sugar candy mountains”!

    • He goes to international media because ZNBC, Times and Daily will never give him a chance. Sunday interview is for PF only

    • When the foreign press report and show the world what an intelligent and well balanced a guy is, the likely perception is that he can wisely manage the resources. Chances are high that FDIs can increase!

      Rocket science

  15. There is something very clear for sensible citizens to note. HH hates Zambia unless he gets to be President. We know that because he has time and again gone onto foreign media to talk down Zambia and discourage investors and Western gov’ts investing in Zambia while anyone else is President. Secondly, he is campaigning already before the campaign period has opened. He is already causing an unpleasant environment in Zambia way before elections begin. This man has no interest in Zambia for Zambians but has it for personal gain and self aggrandising. What is clear is HH does not like Zambia if he is not President and so the people of Zambia must show him the way out permanently.

  16. By rushing to Al jazeera and Bloomsberg, who are his target audience? with negative sentiments about the country, surely he does not mean well- biting the very finger that feeds you and expecting to “repair” the damage when he ascends to power- he clearly lacks patriotism and cares little on what his sentiments does to the country- cant give my vote to a person who has little regard for the country with the sole purpose of satisfying his ego!

    • @albatross. its is so clear that ZNBC can not host HH. If they can cancel a message that was paid for.’ so far in Zambia there is no freedom of speech or expression. I personally dont blame him for having an interview with Al jazeera.

  17. Ba fikezi..after spending 5 minutes ba lsk you guys opt not to publish my comment is this not against freedom of speech..anyway truth be told HH is a liar, no ways this man means anything good for all people, he is in it for himself just the way he want to hold on to his party’s leadership.

    • What a joke.
      Blind PF cadre complains about freedom of speech!!!
      Complain to Kambwili, he is expert in area of “Freedom of expression”!!!

  18. Is it true that this house HH has got underground tunnels?.

    Is it also true the whichever room you enter you fine HH?.

    Is it true that the tunnels in the house have got sub-marine connections?

    Just finding out if someone has got details on these allegations.

  19. ..well what can I say it has been a while since Ive bombarded some knowledge into the thick numbskulls of members of the United Party for National Destruction but the stench and howls of the Hungry Hyena have woken me up to once again stand up against t.r.i.b.a.l.i.s.m, lies and wealth obtained by sending poor miners to the grave. We all know that HH is a liar, he has been dodging the truth on how he obtained his wealth, he has exploited his own poor workers, what constructive alternatives is this man giving to Zambians??? Non..nothing but lies, lies, lies!!!! Zambians are not fools to be fooled by a known liar, we are facing challenges as a result of a global economic slowdown and now HH along with his gang of misguided cretins are running around trying to deceive the Zambians..HH will…

  20. Is it true that this house HH has got underground tunnels?.

    Is it also true the whichever room you enter you find HH?.

    Is it true that the tunnels in the house have got sub-marine connections?

    Just finding out if someone has got details on these allegations.

    • Well Tutu dont know whether those allegations are true or not but I 2020vision with my sharp perception know one thing for sure and that is HH means nothing but bad for the future of Zambia.

  21. I wonder where hh gets the audacity to proclaim himself as the sole person to effectively manage economy of this country- is it from Anglo American funds?His funders must be squeezing him hard to win so they can come back and loot the country”s resources to recover their past loses. Sorry badaala, just find other ways of paying back your friends, not through state house!

  22. He us preparing the way for conflict in Zambia. He is insuring himself with foreign interest, playing the victim before the gov’t is forced to put him in order. Every move made to bring this gangster into line with proper elections procedure will be played out internationally like a victimisation. However, the Zambian gov’t must not wilt. Put him in place before he causes open war on the streets. We have to take this upstart on and control him.

  23. THE BEIGGEST NEGATIVE ABOUT HH IS THAT HE IS A BITTER MAN WHO HOLDS A LOT OF GRUDGES. NEXT HIS PARTY IS NOT DEMOCRATIC. HE IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS A SAY IN THE PARTY BECAUSE IT IS HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY. HE PERSONALLY APPOINTS PEOPLE. HOW WAAAS CANICIUS BANDA APPOINTED AS VICE PRESIDENT, HOW WAS GBM APPOINTED AS VICE PRESIDENT? IMPOSED BY ONE MAN. BIG MANSION OR NOT NO NO NO!!!!

    BECAUSE OF THAT WE DO NOT KNOW HOW EXACTLY THE UPND MEMBERS IN THE PARTY REALLY FEEL. RE THEY ABLE TO DIDSACGREE WITH HIM AND SURVIVE? FOR ME HH IS A NO NO. HE SAYS THERE ARE A PEACEFUL PARTY AND NO SQUABBLESS REALLY? WHEN THEY LAST HAD A CONVENTION ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.

  24. THE BIGGEST NEGATIVE ABOUT HH IS THAT HE IS A BITTER MAN WHO HOLDS A LOT OF GRUDGES. NEXT HIS PARTY IS NOT DEMOCRATIC. HE IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS A SAY IN THE PARTY BECAUSE IT IS HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY. HE PERSONALLY APPOINTS PEOPLE. HOW WAAAS CANICIUS BANDA APPOINTED AS VICE PRESIDENT, HOW WAS GBM APPOINTED AS VICE PRESIDENT? IMPOSED BY ONE MAN. BIG MANSION OR NOT NO NO NO!!!!

    BECAUSE OF THAT WE DO NOT KNOW HOW EXACTLY THE UPND MEMBERS IN THE PARTY REALLY FEEL. RE THEY ABLE TO DIDSACGREE WITH HIM AND SURVIVE? FOR ME HH IS A NO NO. HE SAYS THERE ARE A PEACEFUL PARTY AND NO SQUABBLESS REALLY? WHEN THEY LAST HAD A CONVENTION ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.

  25. Let’s give HH a chance to prove himself. I have read a lot of comments where people are saying, ‘he has failed’, how could he have failed before he is even given the opportunity to try. Zambian people lets give him chance like we did with the late Mr Sata after many years of trying.

  26. Comment:surely and honestly someone to build a mansion can be compared to running the nation, think twice and growup Men

  27. Anyway, Upand down goes the UPND acronym. Hakaivotela Humwine again. Prepare for a serious shock like you have never felt before. You are too tribal guys and so no matter what it takes, you think your HH will win. As long as you practise tribal politics, forget it. Flight HH 2016 headed for irreparable crash this August!

  28. Building a house and having cheap indigenous cattle breeds on customary land is not an epitome of success to warrant some one to run the country. some of his fellow “party members” have more experience in governance than hh, take for example Siamunene, job on training cant be at statehouse!

    • I am an age mate to HH. We did GER campus together. He has been astute and focused since our days at Mushili Military Camp.

      HH has sweated for his wealth and has been disciplined. I have not known him to be a womanizer despite his massive wealth.

      HH is perhaps the single largest cattle rancher with several commercial farms and wide ranging business interests and enterprises.

      I always tell my children and nephews/nieces to take HH as their role model.

      I am fairly rich and well to do and yet I marvel how sheer hard work without theft has jettisoned him to echelons of prosperity.

      God continue blessing you , HH.

    • And that is why we are stuck and going backwards because of wrong experience from the likes of Kambwili and Dora Siliya. Government needs a complete overhaul if we have to move forward. All so called experienced senior civil servants and politicians should prepare to give way to new fresh blood that can put the country back on track.

  29. Why address the Zambian masses through Al jazeera OR bloomberg? Most Zambians don’t need you to go to international media they want you to address them on what you will do when you become president through a media channel they have access to. My grandfather and mother in Namwala does have access to those channels. Please Go to a Radio station in Choma, Chipata etc where the poor Zambian can hear your plans to turn around this nation.
    Expressing your plans for Zambia via Bloomberg or whatever does not make sense, it simply shows you are not reaching out to me a poor Zambian but reaching the westerners . The Western or white people you are addressing through international media are not voters by the way, i am the voter. Your arrogance and pomposity are your down fall HH.

  30. Why address the Zambian masses through Al jazeera OR bloomberg? Most Zambians don’t need you to go to international media they want you to address them on what you will do when you become president through a media channel they have access to. My grandfather and mother in Namwala doesn’t have access to those channels. Please Go to a Radio station in Choma, Chipata etc where the poor Zambian can hear your plans to turn around this nation.
    Expressing your plans for Zambia via Bloomberg or whatever does not make sense, it simply shows you are not reaching out to me a poor Zambian but reaching the westerners . The Western or white people you are addressing through international media are not voters by the way, i am the voter. Your arrogance and pomposity are your down fall HH.

  31. HH let me remind you even if you are not a born again Christian. It is return in the Bible that it is difficult for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God than it is for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle,Dangote in Nigeria has a project of building poor people decent houses look at your mansion what are you doing for poor Zambians .Shame on you will lose big this time .

  32. It’s a big double storey house, that’s all about it. The question of its design being nice is a different story.

  33. Please tell us when the interview will be aired. We want to hear from the horse’s mouth how he will sort out things. The rest of you keep quiet.

  34. I am impressed with the house president Hakainde Hichilema has built. It is a real marvel to be in such a place and one ca only attribute such to hard work.
    Just thinking, i am wondering what it is like the areas and people that have helped HH to amass such wealth. I am asking myself, what has he invested in those areas. One will be quick to say that the people he has worked with are not hard working the reason they are still poor. What about schools for the children, health facilities for the workers, sports facilities for recreation etc.. has anyone heard of where HH has invested in to show gratitude to the people who have helped him to amass such wealth? Just thinking

    • That is a house built from the wealth HH made after benefiting from the privatization of Zambian parastatals. He probably did not have that wealth before privatization.

  35. Sir don’t waste time talking to those aljazeera staffers coz they are not registered voters, even the people majority of whom consume their news are not eligible to vote here in Zambia. So no matter how much eloquently you churn out your so called economic management skills to the international media, the people of zambia will pass the final verdict as to whether you are able to connect with them or not.

  36. People are asking why Bloomberg and Al Jazeera. Bloomberg to cause low faith of Zambiam gov’t capability under His Excellency. To cause Financial mistrust and encourage lack of faith. To ensure Zambian financial help is cut off so that poor Zambians are forced to vote for him after being bullied by starvation that will follow if the financial world turn against Zambia. Al Jazeera, because they are radical and will ensure the voice of those who want to be heard is heard. Excepting in the case of HH this is a ploy to cause maximum damage to Zambia in the ensuing conflicts in coming elections

    HH will not go down alone, he will take all his supporters and innocent Zambians caught in the conflict down with him. AND @ Cetty no I am not bitter PF, but bitter Zambian citizen.

  37. Indeed the man is rich and is really enjoying the sweat of his hands whether acquired genuinely or dubiously. Coming to the point of discussion, will HH carry the day come August 2016?

    What everybody should understand is politics is a game of numbers. It has nothing to do with how well you understand economics especially when you are in Africa and Zambia in particular. He who gets 50%+1 will carry the day. The question is who comprises the 50% +1? Of course the Zambian voters.

    HH has sold himself very well outside the country and they hold him in very high esteem but unfortunately have no power to decide his fate when it comes to the ballot box.

    Most Zambian voters agree that HH has what it takes to make a good President but he is generally regarded as pompous, proud,…

  38. Most Zambian voters agree that HH has what it takes to make a good President but he is generally regarded as pompous, proud, domineering, sarcastic and of questionable religious beliefs. Zambians are very superstitious and when your faith is questionable, it becomes a very difficulty bridge to cross.

    He should work on the negatives the people of Zambia see him through because it does not matter what praises he receives from IMF or indeed any foreign govt because at the end of the day they don’t have a part when it comes to the ballot box.

    On the other hand ECL is not the best of the presidential material but he is viewed positively amongst most of the voters. He is generally regarded as Kind, humble,easy to relate with, inclusive,understanding and above all he does not have any…

  39. issues when it comes to faith matters.

    You can have very good ideals but if you can not relate positively to the voters you will always cry foul because politics is a game of numbers

  40. @2020 vision ulitolefye. A bitter old cadre.
    Wechipuba we. Jealousy yobe yikakwipaya.
    You are afraid of being jailed after losing power.
    What an old fool.
    The pfools here are choked with jealousy.
    Just join him and he will help you.
    I challenge you fools, what is yo chanwa kabotolo doing to improve our economy than destroying it.
    Supporters of pamafi party are always very dull and think their comments can change people’s experiences under the pfoolz government.
    Ba pfools mulelobafye ilyauma.
    All are set to try upnd.
    vhoteh.

  41. I hope even Edgar will be interviewed so that he explain how he is telling lies to Zambian people.
    I think they have seen potential in HH. They can not interview Kambwili and Davies Chama, they know that they are mad people.

  42. Listen you chaps in UPND with little brains like your HH. If HH really meant well in this interview, he should have done it in his working premises, simple and easy! What the guy wanted to show is his house to some brainwashed followers. The truth is, all of us, in our modest and humble manner have beatiful houses which we have built and built without dipping long fingers in public funds, the source of HH money.
    Without malice, as usual, the man was showing off his house built from stolen money. Do the majority voters care about that or they want effecting ssh and results?
    And if he is so certain about winning the August presidential elections, why is he panicking?
    Our votes are on Edgar Chagwa Lungu not these overzealous and bitter people.

    • Kwena you are bitter with venomous hatred.

      Same.like other PF minion haters.

      HH stole nothing.and has consistently challenged PF to arrest him and.prosecute him.if they have even little evidence that he stole.

      Bitter haters like zedoc are a waste of time.

  43. That mansion came from his crooked dealings @ privatisation and corruptly earned cash.He want to come and privitise zamtel ,Zambia National Building Society,Natsave and Zanaco.

  44. Zambia has potential and we keep telling you this over and over. Zambia can do better under good leadership.
    PF have just stagnanated Zambia – they cannot move forward – Sata held the key to PF progess wthrough Guy Scott
    MMD did well under RB and Late Mwanawasa
    Zambians it is time to VOTE do not be cheated that HH willtake your money. HH WILL IMPROVE YOUR WELLBEING AND YOUR livelihood….! Edgar Lungu has tried, but this is his best shot and he cannot do anymore. We thank president Lungu for all the work he has done and all the jobs he finished which Sata left unfinished.
    Forget the source of money HH got and the lot – Zambia has plenty to offer but our current government do not have ideas to bring this forward.
    GUYS ZAMBIA CAN DO BETTER…! A LOT OF PEOPLE OTHER THAN HH HAVE BIG AND…

  45. I like all the negative comments from bitter PF supporters with their opinions and many of them have failed to challenge what HH is saying. We need jobs in Zambia and that’s the truth, we also need to utilize our great resources. Most of you people are in diaspora enjoying other countries with strong economies and plenty of jobs. So why do you want to deprive the country from voting for someone with vast knowledge and a good track record of success. You keep talking about HH stole privatization money, but yet you mention nothing about Lungu stealing client’s money and he was disbarred. There is zero evidence to substantiate your claim about HH, but there is a record of Lungu on file for all to see. Your wrong voting and thought process will and has plunged the nation in further…

  46. YOU GO AND HIRE THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS AT HIS EXPENSE AND BUY TIME ON THEIR MEDIA TRYING TO BUILD YOUR IMAGE! KUWAYAYAFYE BA HH. ANYONE WITH MONEY CAN HIRE ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE AS LONG AS YOU PAY THEM AND THIS IS WHAT THE UP N DOWN UNDER 5 CHAPS HAVE DONE. YES GO TELL THE SAME TO COME VOTE FOR YOU. WHY CANT YOU GO TO SOUTHERN PROVINCE AND DISH OUT FREE FERTILIZER TO YOUR BLIND FOLLOWERS. YOU WOULD HAVE DONE WELL TO PREPARE THEM FOR WORST HUNGER THAT WILL HIT SOUTHERN PROVINCE COZ THEY ARE USED TO FREE GOVT SUBSIDIES AND THE REST OF THE PROVINCES WERE DISADVANTAGED. GO TO SOUTHERN PROVINCE AND TELL YOUR PEOPLE TO FARM OTHERWISE YOU WASTING YOUR TIME WITH BLOOMBERG GUYS. WHAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT IS REAL IN SOUTHERN PROV AND MARK MY WORDS,PEOPLE WILL PERISH IN SOUTHERN PROV THIS YEAR…

  47. You PF donchi kubeba bitter haters …… check this out!
    Copied from.Douglas…..

    Furthermore, in 2011 elections when again, RB (Easterner), HH (Southerner) and Sata (Northerner) contested, the results from their respective regions were as follows: RB got 74.28% from Eastern (and 18.89% from Southern); Sata got 74.66% from Luapula (and 6.67% from Southern); HH got 72.31% from Southern (with 0.79% from Northern! and 3. 04% from Eastern! – much less than in 2008!)… Note that each candidate still got above 72% from their own regions just like in 2008 – so no change!

    So where is this theory of Tribal or Region votes more pronounced or worse off for Southerners than other regions? I don’t see anything unique about southern region, apart from that they are even fairer to other contestants…

  48. [email protected] , hh can’t improve our liveilhood bufi kikiki fake ,he has failed to improve his farmers livelihood at his farm it can’t never, if you are lazy bowa you will die poor…
    HH had a role during privatisation as an Agent as an economist he saw the end result, if he had a heart for this country he would have advised the then government to sell 50% of all the government assets but because the ***** was selfish and foolish,he didn’t not advise the then government correctly.
    I can’t and will never vote for hh because of his role during privatisation.

  49. [email protected] , hh can’t improve our liveilhood bufi kikiki fake ,he has failed to improve his farmers livelihood at his farm it can’t never, if you are lazy bowa you will die poor…
    HH had a role during privatisation as an Agent as an economist he saw the end result, if he had a heart for this country he would have advised the then government to sell 50% of all the government assets but because the ***** was selfish and foolish,he didn’t not advise the then government correctly.
    I can’t and will never vote for hh because of his role during privatisation.

  50. Whether u call queen eli it will not help this is a christian nation and if not allow a ~~to take control of zed.
    You can have knowledge but mind u running a nation is different from personal bussiness. Natioanal has a system which a president may not be required to interfer or u cause more problems. #qualities which hh lacks which ecl has for gud governance. *ecl is more under standing* ecl forgives Aproachable by all tribes
    *ecl is a matured christitian non boastifu* ecl is strong able to with stand pressure*hh is ruthless (way sata was treated till death)
    *hh is tribal openingly he tells nwp pipo bembas/monkeys are stealing yo money to build muchinga
    *hh is very selfish nwp started voting for him years back but he has never built not even a toilet…

  51. Icilema is indeed quite desperate for the presidency. Unfortunately all these antics don’t promote interest or endear him to them, among the majority of Zambian voters. Quite clearly an exercise in futility.

    • @Chitutuma. For insulting people with disabilities(cause this has nothing to do with politics), karma is a b….! Always remember that!

  52. Comment: Mwalikala bwino twamona ,nomba chinshi mufwaya ba HH muchalo. pa fyuma fyonse ifyo Lesa amupela , in’ganda kwati Hospital, or school

  53. @2020vision
    Its you fooling Zambians. So stop the rot.
    You are forgetting that HH is not in power yet, he doesn’t have the GRZ machinery that ECL has at his disposal, you can not expect a party which is not in power to deliver at the same llevel as a ruling party which has all the means at its disposal e.g media. You blame HH for talking to Al Jazeera TV and Bloomberg , yet you don t blame ZNBC for not allowing opposition leaders, you blame HH that he lied when he was trying to give hope to the poor miners, but yet ECL and Kambwili were the first proclaiming that no miner was going to lose job.
    Did you ever speak up?

  54. @2020vision
    Its you fooling Zambians. So stop the rot.
    You are forgetting that HH is not in power yet, he doesn’t have the GRZ machinery that ECL and PF has at its disposal, you can not expect a HH who is not in power to be accountable for what the current government has caused. You blame HH for talking to Al Jazeera TV and Bloomberg , yet you dont blame ZNBC for not allowing opposition leaders, you blame HH that he lied when he was trying to give hope to the poor miners, but yet ECL and Kambwili when the first ones proclaiming that no miner was going to lose job.
    Did you ever speak up? No at all, yet you are PF blame HH for what he said and hidding your leaders promises.

  55. Good to see the in comicoming President. Even those that hate you with passion know you are the right leader at the moment for our country.

  56. When one has time to go through comments people make some very interesting revelations in levels of thinking come to the fore ranging from rubbish and ignorance though articulate analytical discussion! Trivia of all sorts is somewhere between the two extremes. Anyway the Constitution provides for freedoms of expression and right to be heard to each and every citizen. Our ZNBC must indeed feel bad that it has to take foreign media houses to provide a forum for an opposition leader to discuss and share his vision. Here the advantage is HH will be heard wider beyond our national boundaries yet home where it matters only a few will have the privilege. Come to think of it, if I have it right, even President Lungu was first interviewed by SABC!

    Zambians must not overlook some similarities…

  57. contd. ….and differences between the incumbent Edgar Lungu (EL) and Hakainde Hichilema (HH). Among similarities both had humble post graduation beginnings Chawama and Kalingalinga, both are professionals of their disciplines, in their line of duty both interacted with people and I guess they are both God fearing in their own right and congregating with different denominations, both are loving parents and both became prominence through a death. Of the few differences one is head of state while the other is vying to be, one it is said drinks lots of alcohol and likes club dancing, yet the other is a non clubbing teetotaler though shakes a leg at traditional ceremonies, one is typical urbanite while the other doubles as farmer-cum-rancher, one moved ahead maximizing on professional talent…

  58. contd. ….to build self the other stagnated with misuse of talent started slipping into oblivion and last but not least of my recalls, one embraced politics as a necessity for redemption while the other feels it was a calling for a service. I am sure this is not all conclusive let others add and mine is not to stimulate debate for or against with justifications but simply stating the opposite of white being black though arguably it can be yellow, red etcetera! I don’t want to go there

  59. president wa social media,10 years just ruling social media WD LT TUMFWEKO,MUVI TV,atleast you have managed to rule them and i can see they have developed to full capacity

  60. one bitter tribal punk. let him cheat the foreign journalists. atleast zambians know that he is a divisive power hungry crowm.

  61. HH U PAY ALJAZEERA TO LOOK AS IF U ARE VERY ~
    TAKE IT FROM US WE CAN NO LONGER BE CHEATED THOSE GUYS ONLY GO TO WORLD BREAKING NEWS,WHICH USUALLY BENEFIT THE WORLD.WE KNOW U HAVE COUGHTOUT A LOT OF DOLLARS MONEY WHICH CUD HAVE BEEN USED ON ~BY HIM
    THIS MAN WANTS TO SHOW OFF SPEAKING TO THESE IS NOT WINNING ELECTIONS U CAMPAIGN TO OUTSIDE WORLD LEAVING LOCAL POINTS.WAIT FOR CAMPAIGNS TO START CALL THEM TO COVER U BUT ALJAZEERA REPORT WRONGLY AT TIMES EG THEY REPORTED SATA HAD DIED AND YET HE WAS STILL ALIVE NONSES

  62. Yes Some people have all the Luck. Any one can say what HH said. It is just every day talk. This is not Rocket Science. Just mere talk. ECL has proved to be a worthy leader. Mmembe is ever on him. The International Economy is Bad.And all schemes using stolen money from privatisation against him. The man is steady , steering the ship to safer waters.. You know a Leader in times of difficulties. The man has proved him self, and come August 2016, the Tribalist will be sent packing. We know what Southern Province did on 20th January, 2015. We will definitely play that game too on 11th August 2016. Not that we have too but because ECL is a far much better person than HH.

  63. Dont Block my Comment. We have UPND people with Outrageos Comments being given a platform while are you blocking my Comment.
    Yes Some people have all the Luck. Any one can say what HH said. It is just every day talk. This is not Rocket Science. Just mere talk. ECL has proved to be a worthy leader. Mmembe is ever on him. The International Economy is Bad.And all schemes using stolen money from privatisation against him. The man is steady , steering the ship to safer waters.. You know a Leader in times of difficulties. The man has proved him self, and come August 2016, the Tribalist will be sent packing. We know what Southern Province did on 20th January, 2015. We will definitely play that game too on 11th August 2016. Not that we have to, but because ECL is a far much better person than…

  64. *Dont Block my Comment. We have UPND people with Outrageos Comments being given a platform while are you blocking my Comment.
    Yes Some people have all the Luck. Any one can say what HH said. It is just every day talk. This is not Rocket Science. Just mere talk. ECL has proved to be a worthy leader. Mmembe is ever on him. The International Economy is Bad.And all schemes using stolen money from privatisation against him. The man is steady , steering the ship to safer waters.. You know a Leader in times of difficulties. The man has proved him self, and come August 2016, the Tribalist will be sent packing. We know what Southern Province did on 20th January, 2015. We will definitely play that game too on 11th August 2016. Not that we have to, but because ECL is a far much better person than…

  65. HH you can continue to pay Al Jezeera to broadcast you, but you need to articulate the real issues not just some vague general statements. Even Kaponyas know that Zambia is potentially very rich. Every politician in opposition says the current Govt is mismanaging so what is so special about these statements. Even Sata (MHSRIP) accused his predecessors that they were not doing enough and that he could do better- what better did he do other than just finishing the little his predecessors had accumulated and even entered into unbridled borrowing. HH unless you really show that you can talk about things that are not as basic as these you will probably repeat your history i.e second or third after 11/8.

  66. The thing is, whether he wins or loses the next election, he can still look after his family, feed and educate his children, pay for medical services, no problems with water and electricity (carbon) in his house. Most of us can’t. Why hate the guy? He is able to do that with his life earnings. The current leaders are doing it with our taxes and don’t even care about the ordinary person. I don’t want my kids to die from lack of right medicines, uth lack of equipment, oxygen. These mmd and pf made life difficult, I want to try another party. Am tired and I worry for my children. If the rest of you vote them back please don’t complain. It means you are happy withe the economy.

  67. Some of these guys tribal mindset is what is killing them no matter what language hh will use they will never understand.Look at the names of most of the people who are criticizing him,you will conquer with me.HH is the only solution to our failing economy

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