Davies Chama addressing PF Members at the mobilisation meeting
Davies Chama addressing PF Members at the mobilisation meeting

HAKAINDE Hichilema should be arrested for threatening the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and the peace of the country, Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Davis Chama has suggested.

On Friday, Mr Hichilema warned the ECZ not to settle for Algurair Printing and Publishing House, a Dubai-based printing company, to print ballot papers for the August 11 general elections as his party would not be responsible for what might happen to the country.

Meanwhile, ECZ public relations manager Cris Akufuna said the commission was still doing the review following the objection of its intent to print the ballot papers in Dubai.

“We are still in the process of selecting a bidder to print the ballot papers and when we are done, we shall inform the nation which company will be selected,” Mr Akufuna said.

But Chama has warned that both the State and Zambians would severely deal with Mr Hichilema should his party intend to disrupt the general elections following his threats on ECZ and national peace. Mr Chama said Mr Hichilema was not above the law as he was just like any other Zambians who should be arrested for threatening the peace of the country.

Meanwhile, Mr Chama has warned the UPND leaders against talking down people because Zambians would not allow him to do anything should ECZ decide to print ballot papers in Dubai or any other country.

“If he wants to disturb the peace which Zambia has enjoyed for the past 50 years, we shall not allow him to do so…UPND cannot threaten ECZ,” Mr Chama said. He told Sunday Nation that Mr Hichilema would be dealt with severely if he attempted to disturb the peace which Zambians have enjoyed over the years.

“In fact, I want to put this on recording and I repeat HH will be dealt with severely by the State and Zambians should he attempt to disrupt peace. He will have no place to run to and where to hide,” he said. Mr Chama further extended the caution to all the youths who HH and his vice-president for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba had been using and probably intending to use to disturb the peace of the country to desist from such acts.

Mr Chama wondered why Mr Hichilema and GBM had been using abusive language and promoting violence despite having attended a meeting convened by the church mother bodies which discouraged violence and abusive language.

He reminded Mr Hichilema and the UPND that the new law on ECZ electoral process criminalised baseless threats on the electoral body.

Mr Chama said once approved by the President, the Bill on Election process would criminalise statements such as the one which Mr Hichilema issued on Friday during their press briefing.

“In fact, it is criminal because in the new Constitution ECZ is an autonomous body which should operate independently. The law enforcement agents should be on him and question him why he is issuing threats on ECZ and the peace of this country,” Mr Chama said.

He said the ballot papers would be printed from the country of ECZ’s choice and no one should disturb them for doing their work.

“I dare him to continue issuing threats and do whatever he wants. The law will surely catch up with him,” he said.

Mr Hichilema was quoted as having opposed the possibility of the ECZ selecting the Dubai printing company, Algurair Printing and Publishing House, alleging that the company had quoted U$$3.6 million for the job, compared to a South African company which quoted US$1.5 million.

“There will be no printing of ballot papers from Dubai. We want a free and fair election. There shall be no Dubai ballot papers. I heard what the ECZ said. We heard, but the ECZ must be reminded that if you are colluding with the PF so that you can conduct fraudulent elections, then you will be responsible for what will happen to the country. It is you, and not us. No Dubai,” Mr Hichilema said.

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41 COMMENTS

  1. Sadly the boma is too weak to arrest Hh or GBM or siakalima who have clearly threatened peace. Wonder who is in charge between HH or EL

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    • It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting. ~Tom Stoppard, Jumpers

      Local stakeholders need to file an injunction against ECZ. The new Electoral Law looks and sounds oppressive. It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting. ~Tom Stoppard, Jumpers. It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph. The purpose of an election is not to name the winner, it is to convince the losers that they lost. The winner rarely contests an election, the winner has little reason to investigate discrepancies. It is the looser that will always do this. Dan Wallach

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    • Try to arrest HH you will see that Zambians are not Ugadans.Twalipena we can be bring fire right in your bedroom.

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    • Just because Ugandans tolerated the arrest of Kizza Besigye, don’t think it can work here. There’s no need to run. We chased KK & FTJ who had more clout & stamina. If that’s what we want (& I believe so) we will chase Chakolwa Samalama from our Nkwazi house. FTJ & MCS terrorised this country with pangas during their third term bid but we still threw them out. Boko Haram Chama be warned.

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    • DAVIES CHAMA YOU ARE VERY STUPID! CAN’T YOU SEE THAT YOUR DESPERATE LUNGU IS THE ONE WHO HAS BROUGHT ANARCHY AND LAWLESSNESS INTO OUR COUNTRY? WHAT IS WRONG IN HH WARNING YOU THIEVES THAT IF YOU TRY TO DISADVANTAGE ZAMBIANS, THEN WE THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE WILL REVOLT AGAINST THE THIEVING PF GOVERNMENT? YOU CHAMA AND YOUR DRUNKARD BOSS SHOULD BE GRATEFUL TO HH THAT HE HAS FOREWARNED YOU ABOUT WHAT WE SHALL DO AS CITIZENS SHOULD YOU TRY TO DECEIVE US IN THESE ELECTIONS. HH IS NOT EVEN INVOLVED IN THIS, BUT THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE WILL HOLD YOU THE PF THIEVES ACCOUNTABLE. THE PF TEAM IS FULL OF DIRTY. YOU ARE MAFIAS. YOU ARE USELESS POWER-HUNGRY ELEMENTS.

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    • Why is Davies Chama acting on behalf of Minister of Home Affairs ? What is Edgar thinking to allow such dangerous people like Chama to be commenting on peace?
      HH should sue that Chama for his threats.

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    • All of Chakolwa’s recent constitutional changes will be used against him in September. Just watch. Oppressing Zambians is not a clever thing. Chama is a brutal thug.
      #ChagwaMustFall
      #PFmustGo
      #VoteNOtoReferendum

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  2. ZP should first arrest you Mr Chama for shooting an innocent Zambian. We know you are sweating in your pants right now because HH is coming .
    The second point for you Mr Chama is that you should not underestimate the power of the people. Edgar and HH have almost got 50-50 supporters each. You were not the marjority winners in Jan 2015.
    54% of Zambians did not vote for you.
    We know that you have been getting advice from M7 on how to start unrest if the odds are against you and blame it on opposition. We are watching your every move.

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  3. THERE IS NOT THREAT HERE. HH IS SIMPLY STATING THAT PEOPLE MIGHT REACT IF THE THE ELECTORAL PROCESS IS DEEMED TO BE FRAUD AND PROBABLY HE MIGHT NOT CONTAIN HIS SUPPORTERS BECAUSE IT MEANS ANOTHER 5 YEARS FOR THEIR SUFFERING. AT NO TIME DID HE SAY HE WILL HARM ECZ??? CHAMA IS A DUMB AND INCOMPETENT LIKE HIS FELLOW PROFESSIONAL FAILURE (PF) MEMEBERS WHO CANNOT UNDERSTAND ISSUES. ITS NOT ONLY HH BUT RAINBOW PARTY MEMBERS, FFD MEMBERS ETC. THAT WILL NOT BE HAPPY IF RESULTS ARE RIGGED. CHAMA PLEASE LEARN TO ARTICULATE ISSUES AND NOT JUST MAKE NOISE BECAUSE YOUR BOSS IS ON HIS WAY OUT. ADDITIONALLY, AN INCUMBENT DURING THE ELECTION PERIOD IS JUST A CARETAKER AND NOT NECESSARILY THE PRESIDENT – HIS TERM HAS EXPIRED.

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  4. Its false to say ECZ is independent becoz all its Commissioners were appointed by President Lungu and therefore they owe their allegiance to the appointing authority. Since Lungu is a Presidential candidate in the elections he should not have undue influence in the choice of the ballot printer. One of the bidders and Opposition political parties have raised objections to the Dubai Printer on account of price and suspected ballot rigging. The Dubai Printer is involved in the on going election dispute in Uganda and should not print ballots for Zambia. We want a reputable and professional printer to print our ballots at a reasonable price and in a transparent manner. We don’t want extra and pre-marked printed to rig our elections. Its well known that PF and ECL officials have been meeting…

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    • Ba Chama please just keep your beak shut because we shall use this same article against you in 8 weeks time to put you in cells.

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  5. Zambians will defend HH because there’s some truth in what he is saying. How can you print ballot papers in a country that has no democracy? How can you print ballot papers from a printing company that has caused unrest in Uganda? The main opposition leader is now charged with treason, is that what you want to happen in Zambian politics? Zambia is not for a few individuals but all of us. Let’s keep calm and respect the democratic principles which MMD started. We should have been improving upon what MMD left but we are now worse off, come on Zambians

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  6. L.T don’t delete my contributions when I source info from other forums

    The Post has all the evidence looking at Today’s edition. ECZ is rotten

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  7. Mr Chama, HH is just warning you of what Zambians will do you and ECZ should they continue with their rigging plans. So which Zambians are you talking about when all Zambians will be chasing after you for your fo.olishiness. Just be warned and stop the nonsense. Don’t take peole for granted, you have already seen what happened in Matero over a small provocation by PFOOLs youths and now it will be national should your ECZ misbehave. You have a duty as people in power to lead responsibly to avoid eruptive response from Zambians because the tensions are high.

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  8. Look who is warning who. A party member warning another member of another party. Chama it’s election and campaign time. No intimidating statements. HH also, No alarming statements. This time should be what each party shall do, how, where and when.

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  9. Mr Chama, HH is just warning you of what Zambians will do to you and ECZ should you continue with your rigging plans. So which Zambians are you talking about when all Zambians will be chasing after you for your fo.olishness. Just be warned and stop the nonsense. Don’t take people for granted, you have already seen what happened in Matero over a small provocation by PFOOLs youths and now it will be national should your ECZ misbehave. You have a duty as people in power to lead responsibly to avoid eruptive response from Zambians because the tensions are high.

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  10. The legacy of Mr. Lungu and the Patriotic Front Government: intimidation, Poverty, joblessness, Debt, Fiscal Indiscipline, Violence, Corruption and Abuse of Authority.

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  11. DAVIES CHAMA YOU ARE VERY STUPID! CAN’T YOU SEE THAT YOUR DESPERATE LUNGU IS THE ONE WHO HAS BROUGHT ANARCHY AND LAWLESSNESS INTO OUR COUNTRY? WHAT IS WRONG IN HH WARNING YOU THIEVES THAT IF YOU TRY TO DISADVANTAGE ZAMBIANS, THEN WE THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE WILL REVOLT AGAINST THE THIEVING PF GOVERNMENT? YOU CHAMA AND YOUR DRUNKARD BOSS SHOULD BE GRATEFUL TO HH THAT HE HAS FOREWARNED YOU ABOUT WHAT WE SHALL DO AS CITIZENS SHOULD YOU TRY TO DECEIVE US IN THESE ELECTIONS. HH IS NOT EVEN INVOLVED IN THIS, BUT THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE WILL HOLD YOU THE PF THIEVES ACCOUNTABLE. THE PF TEAM IS FULL OF DIRTY. YOU ARE MAFIAS. YOU ARE USELESS POWER-HUNGRY ELEMENTS.

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  12. Please don’t use the word arrest lightly HH simply expressed what he prefers a SA company to print the ballot saving us 2.0 $ million so why the over reaction

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  13. this man is so disgusting..firstly his complexion..his reasoning ..his appetite for power ..chama..get lost..keep wopmanising leave HH alone./.

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  14. HH can be arrested if he incites violence and nobody will cough. Do not cheat yourselves. The State has broken down stronger men before. HH is nothing – if he wants to finish himself let him go through the path of self-destruction. Zambia is bigger than any one individual.

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  15. Apologies from chama d who he think is he? clean ballots period. that’s we Zambians want.if hh is nothing why stopping upnd on dead nbcz??? come on bo çhama ?ambia is big, and dictator not here try it iñ your own homes o? . because one day you will pay for wrongs. God bless Zambia and God bless the entire family of Zambia,

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  16. there is no logic to print ballot papers in Dubai which is expensive and cheaper companies are there somewhere. Government have no money why going to expensive company pipo out there needs money for government operations no RDC for government ministries to enable them carry out field operations, but you want to pretend that you have money. may be pipo what ballot papers to be printed out there want to get Change from that company

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  17. Come on Davies, this is indiscipline! HH is your senior being a party president, especially UPND which is in pole position to take over the reigns of power. You can not talk about HH in that manner. And Chama can now talk, has the gag been removed or may be Mumbi Phiri is out of the country with Chagwa? Pitiful man!

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  18. PICKING A PRINTER MY FOOT. THIS TIME WE ARE NOT GIVING YOU CHAMA ANOTHER 5 YEARS. GO TO THE DEVIL.

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  19. The nigga is dead scared,barking dog!so far there is only six strong PF executive members.Edgar,Mumbi and Wina are probably out of the country,so the nigga is left alone,knowing that he is illegally occupying a gvnmnt’s house,he’s afraid that people might come to affect citizen arrest on him….bark!bark!Bark! I wud ve done the same too…..hahahhahah

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  20. Lungu has failed at many things–economy is a disaster, energy policy is non-existent and hence unprecedented load shedding–I mean what can you expect with morons like Dora Siliya and that bogus Bishop Chomba running the show? However, the one thing I can commend him for is keeping this Hyena that goes by the name Chama, in check–he has really kept him on a leash otherwise he would have let loose the dogs of war.

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  21. If u got nothing to say sometimes it good to shut it chama a donkey like u who wants to remain in power on the expense of Zambia’s what’s wrong in what hh has said y should he be arrested ,ecz exist because of political players so it’s obligated to follow what stakeholders want no wonder you have failed to govern this country some one who not talk for what is right I have never seen a fool like chama

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  22. Mumbi Phiri might have a lot to say, but she is calculating. No wonder she is always with the president even though she is vice PF national secretary. Chama on the other hand just says nonsense always.

    Viva President Nawakwi.

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  23. dont support when a person is inviting anarchy,HH has houses in jorburg he will simply catch the first plane, what of you and i who only have our zambia?be careful with what you suport”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””’.

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  24. Ba hh kuwayawayafye DC don’t even waste time on the chap talk about serious people

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