Monday, February 26, 2024

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema is choking with envy-Mumbi Phiri

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Patriotic Front Deputy National Secretary,Mumbi Phiri with Members of the party doing what they know best during the rally in Luwingu
THE extraordinary performance of President Edgar Lungu in infrastructure development within a year in State House is choking UPND president Hakainde Hichilema with envy, Patriotic Front (PF) deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has charged.

She said Mr Hichilema’s ambitions to take over the presidency of the country have been severely fractured and that was why the UPND leader had resorted to insulting President Lungu.

Mrs Phiri said the ruling party was not surprised with the pettiness of Mr Hichilema who has now begun to see the reality that he would never become president of the country.

She said that in the next coming months, the UPND leader would be foaming from the political amnesia he has been attacked with because of the massive infrastructure development which Zambians were happy with. Mrs Phiri said in an interview yesterday that Mr Hichilema and other politically dwarfed opposition leaders were ashamed that all the infrastructural programmes that were started by President Michael Sata (late) were expeditiously being completed and commissioned.

She said the PF celebrates the type of President it had in President Lungu who had remained humble, sociable interactive and at ease with the people he was governing and that the ruling party had no apologies to Mr Hichilema for having a leader whose presidency Zambians were appreciating.

She said Zambians had always known Mr Hichilema as a leader with a ‘wooden personality’ and advised the UPND leader to keep his ‘hands of steel’ to himself because citizens would want to have a President who was down to earth.

Mrs Phiri said if Mr Hichilema was a genuine leader who cared about the welfare of the people, he should have been the first to celebrate that the police officers had decent accommodation, clean water, electricity which they had been crying for in as many years. “We are not surprised with the pettiness and uncivil behaviour of Mr Hichilema over the infrastructure development President Lungu and the PF are implementing. Mr Hichilema is being choked with envy over the extraordinary performance of President Lungu and the PF and he has resorted to pettiness and insults. Reality is now dawning on him that he will never become President of Zambia as his ambitions have been shattered by the massive infrastructure development.

“The PF celebrates to have such type of a President in Mr Lungu who is sociable, interactive and down to earth. The Head of State has taken the presidency closer to the people and let Mr Hichilema keep his wooden personality and hands of steel to himself,” Mrs Phiri said.

She said President Lungu would continue delivering to Zambians and that it was not difficult to understand why the UPND and its leader did not want to see good things being extended to the poor on the social ladder.

Mrs Phiri said President Lungu would soon be going to the Copperbelt for similar programmes as the police housing project and that if Mr Hichilema was unhappy about it, it would be a demonstration that the UPND leader only cared about his wealth.

She said the Head of State had demonstrated that he did not believe in material wealth and had since given up the presidential retirement house and that if the UPND leader had a heart for Zambians, he should have demonstrated by surrendering even one percent of his wealth she said he accumulated through the privatisation of State assets.

“Mr Hichilema’s wealth exclusively comes from the privatization of State assets and Zambians know about this. Let Mr Hichilema know that from now on, in every week, President Lungu will be launching one project after another while commissioning those that are completed. We are going to have the construction of one of the best modern airport commissioned soon and Mr Hichilema would aware of this if he swallowed his bitterness,” Mrs Phiri said.

58 COMMENTS

  1. Someone educate me. What is she saying this time around?

    Hon. Chipuba Kabilibili, Bsc ( CopperMountain ), Msc ( Mpatamatu )
    Spokesman Global

    • IT HAS BECOME CLEAR THAT THE PF HAS PEOPLE THAT CAN’T THINK FOR LEADERS.. SERIOUSLY WHAT KIND OF NONSENSICAL STATEMENT IS MUMBI MAKING. PF KUWAYAWAYA FYE!!!!!

    • Didn’t know Lusaka Times are pro-PF. If you are not you guys, why has it taken you so long to report about the ‘final nail in the PF coffin’ which took place at Chainama Hotel this morning.

      Its finished, its done, HH is winning so don’t waste your time and energy reporting on this escort babe!!

    • Really! For whose benefit is this stale story. Bring up a new subject; some of us want to put all details together so that come voting day we have information on which to base our choice of our leaders. This old nursury school lecture is no longer interesting and may not earn us a Grade 12 certificate to be educted enough to choose wisely by first week of August.

    • HH is not receiving new people into the UPND. Miles Sampa, Guy Scott, etc supported and voted for HH in January 2015 and HH lost. So by the same people campaigning for him again does not boost his profile at all come August 2016…Flight HH2016 is domed and will crash with no survivors…

    • The lady is 360 degrees clueless. With such people like Mumbi Phiri leading the country, I shudder the future of Zambia.

    • To the contrary HH is RIGHT NOW receiving PF defectors at Chainama Hotel. Stay tuned and avoid dreaming!

    • @Mr Kudos! Indeed. Since it is not clear what makes the dead turn or spin in their grave. 1% loss to the ruling party a restoration from a third position – biggest opposition party – running it for 10yrs now without support from Govt. Turn or spin in the grave!!! Slavery of the mind is being convinced that black is white and white is black and if this stops to worry you then you are a victim of ‘hell-syndromme’.

  2. Hichilemason and the UPND are very limited when it comes to policy and punch, they offer no shadow strategy for the country and their primary objective is a feeling of entitlement to get into ‘power simply because the easterners and northerners have been in power for too long’. There is a disastrous and destructive over-reliance on disinformation deliberately intended to mislead and deceive the electorate. Just look at Zambianwatchdog (HH’s blog) and the Post, there is a high level of desperation to tarnish, misinform and create the impression of utter ruination about the country even in cases that do not warrant such depiction. It is unfortunate that HH and the Post will go to extraordinary length to present the country to the world with such bleak outlook for their singular yet…

    • @ Time to enjoy,relax and reflect.

      Which policy you are blabbing about?
      Corruption? Grand theft? Incompetence? Thuggery? “Unprecedented development” (LOL)? Rule of Law? Appointment of judicial failures to Constitutional and Supreme Court? Destitution? Poverty? Hunger? Unemployment?
      Can you please clarify “policy” and “punch” for the next five years as the past five years are evidence of absolute 1mbecility.

    • no my simple minded friend, things are really bad–the silver lining here is that even simpletons on the ground who do not understand economics can tell something is a amiss–load shedding, higher cost of food–rationing even; tricks like yours will not prolong the PF’s grip on power. We need a shepherd to steer us clear of this mess–viva HH! Viva UPND! Viva the Zambian people!

  3. Suntwe, receiveing Guy wopusa wachikoti and kilometer sampa is news? Come on lets be serious. Remember how wachikoti wopusa almost drowned PF when he was acting president? who can forget that? Kilometer was aspiring candidate and formed his DF though pretended he had come back to PF. Tell us other names please

  4. Leave Mazoka out of this, non-honest people. when it suits you with your forked tongues you want to use Mazoka’s name.

  5. We are tired of this HH and privatization issue, can you attack him on something else please.

  6. the problem that you are making is that you are not telling Lungu your playboy the truth. only you is envious of his marriage. what can HH envy from that failed politician? wake up from friend its about time that you put your house in order.

  7. Everything said is true about ichilema infact she left something about him being a devil (lair) & shetanist its unfortunate that his supporters & some weak Zambians think & that he is the solution to the problems we have @ now

    • You are right when u say he is a liar he lied that he is an elder of a named church when infanct he is not even a member he is not baptized because he is a shetanist

    • LUNGU HAS A SUITCASE FULL OF LIES AT STATE HOUSE BEACAUSE HE FIRST LIED ABOUT HIS HEALTH UNTIL HE FAIL, RIGHT NOW HE HAS A COCKTAIL OF DISEASES LIVER FAILURE KIDNEY FAILURE, EPILEPSY, HIV POS. ACHALASIA ,ETC YOUR NEWS IS STALE, DEAD BURIED, ECL IS MORE SATANIC , CRUEL, I DONT CARE ATTITUDE,CHILDISH HE IS A WASTE OF TIME AND SPACE IN STATE HOUSE, ANY ONE SUPPORTING A FAILED GOVT IS SICK IN HIS BRAINS

  8. Mumbi Phiri, failed diplomat recalled by Sata. Why? This woman that wears a rosary round her neck but has a mouth like a blocked sewer. What is there for HH to choke with envy for? deception, plundering, chaos and a huge debt that even her grand children will be paying. If HH is chocking over anything it is the destruction of our country by the PF Mumbi s party. My condolences go to her husband for having this Jazebel as a wife and she will go to all estremes to keep her job or aspire for a position from being a mere cadre. She is one of the PF that has decampaigned the President.

    • MUMBI PHIRI, CHAMA, FRANK BWALYA,KAMBWILI LINE UP FOR CT SCAN AT CHAINAMA BEFORE YOU GO FOR ADMISSION. YOUR TALKS AND ACTIONS REMAIN MUCH TO BE DESIRED. WHOM ARE YOU KIDDING AFTER 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE????YOU ARE BUSY BORROWING EURO BONDS TO SUBSIDISE A KWACHA INSTEAD OF MEALIE MEAL??? YOU CALL THAT IMPROVEMENT OF A KWACHA???????WITHOUT PRODUCTION????? WAIT 11TH AUGUST 2016 YOU ARE GOING

  9. What is this prostitute talking about………………………..is she even married by the way. Bemba prostitute good at………………..

  10. We put you in power based on the campaign promise of “MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS”. Ayyi ?

    You did not tell us you will put police officer housing and other developements in our pockets, albeit with an 800% increase in the debt levos”. Ayyii ?

    Let alone 90 days we have given you 5 years Ayii.

    Now we judge your promise performance at the polls Ayyii ?

    Mealie meal 2011 K35. Mealie meal 2016 K100. Hembekeza mayyi. Hembekeza

  11. Comment:
    it is indeed sad to note how shallow minded pf so called pf deputy secreatary general. mumbi is not only childish but also dull. yo pf government in alot of debt which the incoming government will have great dificult to settle.
    infrustracture development is welcome so long it is done prudently and not the were pf is doing. with borrowed money any government can build infrustructures.
    it does not make sense to build more universities when the existing ones are under funded, sorry site, lack essentiel amenities to mention a few.
    mumbi your government has brought the zambian economy to its knees. you able to waste taxpayers money on signing of the amended constitution

  12. MUMBI PHIRI ATTRIBUTE THE NEWLY COMMISSIONED HOUSES TO LUNGU. LET HER BE INFORMED THE PROGRAMME TO BUILD HOUSES OR THE ARMY AND THE POLICE IS MWANAWASA’S. IT SHOULD BE RECALLED THAT NOT LONG ATER THE ELECTIONS, PRESIDENT MWANAWASA UNDERTOOK A TOUR OF THE BARRACKS AND POLICE CAMPS. HE FOUND THAT THESE MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORMS WERE LIVING IN PATHETIC CONDITIONS. HE UNDERTOOK TO BUILD HOUSES FOR THEM. EPHRAIM MATEYO, THE FORMER IG, WHO IS NOW A PF CADRE AND PS FOR NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCE, CAN CONFIRM TO THIS.
    MUMBI PHIRI SHOULD DO BETTER TO ADVISE HIS BOSS TO GROW UP AND BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY IN PUBLIC. WHAT HE DID WAS SHAMEFUL AND DEMEANING FOR A PRESIDENT. HE SHOULD NOT TAKE AFTER MONKEYS IN STATE HOUSE.

  13. PRIVATIZATION IS HOW THAT ONE REAPED WHERE HE DID NOT SOW. SO IT WILL HAUNTS HIM. SO ZAMBIANS LET US TALK ABOUT IT EVEN MORE AND MORE, DON’T STOP DON’T GIVE UP MUMBI, TO TALK EVEN MORE AND MORE AND MORE ABOUT THAT DEVILISH PRIVATIZATION. BECAUSE EVIL IS INDEED EVIL.

    • THE MORE YOU TALK ABOUT IT THE MORE YOU WILL EXPOSE YOUR LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF ISSUES AND INDEED YOUR INCOMPETENCE. PEOPLE KNOW WHO PRIVATISED THE STATE OWNED COMPANIES. IT IS THE GOVERNMENT AND IT IS NOT A SECRET. MICHAEL C. SATA, NKANDU LUO, EDITH NAWAKWI, ALEX CHIKWANDA AND NGOSA SIMBYAKULA WERE IN THE GOVERNMENT THAT PRIVATTISED THE COMPANIES. SHIFTING THE BLAME ONTO A CONSULTANT SEVERAL YEARS ATER THE PROCESS HAD BEEN COMPLETED ONLY GOES TO SHOW DEEP ROOTED IGNORANCE ON THE PART OF THOSE PROMOTING THE MALICIOUS CAMPAIGN AND THEIR WORTHLESSNESS TO BE LEADERS.

    • YOU ARE JUST WASTING YOUR TIME TALKING ABOUT PRIVATIZATION, SATANISM, TRIBAL FREE MASON, ABOUT HH . IT WILL NOT CHANGE ZAMBIANS TO VOTE OUT THE CHAKOLWA LUNGU WHO HAS PLUNDERED THE ECONOMY IN NO SHORT TIME. TELL US WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THIS MERCY YOU HAVE DONE TO OUR COUNTRY??????? FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO THAN DWELL ON STALE NEWS.

  14. Ulya Palya Ngu Devil UPND IS A USELESS PARTY WHERE ONLY REJECTED,JOB SEEKERS,THOSE WITH NO G12, MURDERERS,PANGA FIGTHERS,SPEAR FIGTHERS,WOMANISERS,DAGA SMOKERS,DRUG DEALERS GO TO

  15. HH’s event at Chainama hotel was as inspiring as an empty bottle. It was hollow and substance-free to be more precise. To say that Hichilemason’s politics is unimaginative and wholly uninspiring is an epic show of restraint with words out of respect. If you are a voter ask yourself a question – what has Guy Scott and Miles Sampa done for Zambia apart from supporting cartel members to continue robbing the treasury of our money? The country is going through many challenges as we speak, there are real problems to content and any opposition leader worth noting should be focusing on policy alternatives not rented mobs of finished politicians.

    • Seriously those challenges facing Zambia were brought about by PF. After 5 years of failed promises and lies, it is time up for PF.
      #ChagwaMustFall

    • I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH YOU GUY SCOTT, VERNON MWAANGA ARE SEASONED WELL RESPECTED POLITICIANS WITH VAST EXPERIENCES, LOOSING PEOPLE LIKE THAT IS A GRAVE MISTAKE DONT PRETEND, MILES SAMPA IS MORE POPULAR THAN LUNGU AND WAIT AND SEE HOW YOU HAVE LOST POPULARITY BRIBING WILL NOT HELP YOU MUMBI YOU ARE LOOSING BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO MESSAGE FOR ZAMBIANS EXCEPT FAILURE AND VIOLENCE, AND STEALING

  16. If you ve a plot of land and don’t build anything on it, credit will go to the one who puts up a structure for all to see. Otherwise even unip can claim its share on every project that has been put up by grz. This saying of oh, it was Mwanawasa’s idea or RB’s is nonsense. Credit is given to the man who builds and not the one proposes the idea.

  17. Credit does not go to the one who bought the plot and made building plans.

    Credit does not go to the one who built on the plot.

    Credit goes to the one who pays off the nkongole you got.

    Credit therefore will go to IMF to pull the bailiffs off your back

  18. A president should not be swinging like that at such an occasion it just looks wrong. If he was launching a play park full of children then maybe I would understand. Envy or no envy people are fighting for political office, offering an alternative to your failed leadership. Some two years ago your favorite attack was that he is bitter but that got a bit tired now you are saying envy. Ba Kaponya deal with the issues not name calling. Be the bigger person someone calls you childish prove that you are not by not being childish. The public is not dumb (cadres excluded) they will eventually notice who is normal and who is not.

    • You have to question what cultures some Zambians are from. A whole President swinging on monkey bars! Was he threatened by his body guards to jump up or be shot?
      #ChagwaMustFall

  19. Miles and guy never wanted ECL near state house to start with they voted against him every one knows that today’s ‘ defacation’means nothing actually it’s good riddance. Ba Miles thot he was popular within a month he ditches his own party kikikikiki ukose mailes ask for help from your many tutembas

    • I DONT THINK THERE IS ANYONE WHO LIKES LUNGU EXCEPT THE THIEVES WHO PRAISE HIM BECAESE THEY ARE BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHERS, WHO FLOCK TOGETHER. IN LUNGUS SHORT REIGN HE HAS CREATED SO MANY ENERMIES THAT HE IS LOOSING THIS ELECTIONS, ALL THE MPS DEFECTING TO UPND THEY HAVE FOLLOWERS, SO ITS A PLUS ON UPND SO MUMBI LIVE IN DENIAL PF HAS STOLEN ENOUGH, ZAMBIANS ARE SUFFERING AND MISERABLE

  20. PF are getting bitter by the moment with HH, anyway that’s the way life is- only when you succeeding do you see people attacking you. If HH wasn’t succeeding they were not going to talk about him, PF just talk about your plans not HH because the more you do it, the more you campaigning for him.While you’re dwelling on HH this and that, he is busy expanding and getting people with vast experience. Now he is going to have a big army out there campaigning than yours. I know you think these defections don’t mean much but you forgetting about the 51% clause which requires more votes than before

    • True my dear, PF are in perpetual denial about their daily dwindling numbers. Mumbi Phiri please keep on dreaming if that is what keeps PF ticking. Because any sane person would be worried if a person like Sampa and Scott leave your party to join an opposition party.

  21. Madam phiri mumbi i have head people like you who have used the same words like “HE WILL NEVER RULE ZAMBIA” ask your self . Are you God?
    Dont you remember during MMD how used to parade them selves on ZNBC and tell us that “SATA WILL NEVER RULE ZAMBIA?” were are the today? You are a leader and you should not have a short memory, history is their to help us shape the future. Do not be economical with the truth. Yes roads are their but ask you self in your heart of hearts what do people really NEED? Yes we want good roads but we NEED jobs, affordable food, medicines in hospitals etc.

  22. If the opposition leader is envying the president for his hard work then Iam a proud Zedian. It is when he envies him for Nkandla that I would get worried. At least we don’t envy each other for corruption

  23. MUMBI PHIRI I WODER WHICH SCHOOL YOU WENT TO, BECAUSE YOUR REASONING CAPACITY IS VERY LOW. IN YOUR OWN THINKING WHAT CAN HH ENVY FROM A FAILURE WITH NO VISION ECL. WHO WAS VOTD ON A SYMPATHY VOTE. THE DIFFERENCE WAS TOO LITTLE AND LUNGU RIGGED WITH MAMBILIMA , LUNGU HAS MESSED THE ECONOMY IF HIRING A PLANE TO NEW YORK FOR 300.000DOLLARS AND CARRYING 256 PEOPLE INCLUDING DANCING QUEENS, LOAD SHEEDING ,HIGH COST OF LIVING,IS VERY GOOD TO YOU MUMBI THEN GO FOR A CT SCAN AT CHAINAMA AND DONT FORGET TO TAKE LUNGU WITH YOU.

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