UPND President Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has called for peace, unity and development following the August 2016 elections.

Stressing the importance of remaining peaceful at this sensitive time, Mr. Hichilema has condemned all forms of violence regardless of provocation.

“If you support UPND, please stop the violence. If you support PF, FDD, UNIP, Rainbow or any other party, please stop the violence. As UPND we encourage all victims to report criminal behaviour to the police, and at the same time we call on all members of Zambia Police force to protect each and every citizens, regardless of political affiliation.”

On unity, President Mr Hichilema asked whom Zambians will unite with, if they do not unite among themselves.

“Through the love of God, through intermarriage of our people and through the sacrifice of our founding fathers we are one Zambia, one nation.”

He called on UPND supporters to take centre stage in fostering unity in this country.

“Call your enemy, talk to them and let them know that it is unity we want in Zambia; shake hands, eat with them, laugh with them and above all pray with them. I refuse to be used as a scapegoat in bringing divisions in the country. That is why today I am calling upon all the men, women and youth to stand up and unite in support of our once democratic and peaceful nation”, said Hichilema.

President Mr Hichilema further stressed that peace and unity remain essential for development that will see children in school, food on the table and jobs for youths. He called for hard work and a focus on reducing poverty, saying “Rome was not built in a day, but with determination and focus our economy will flourish again and we must share the rewards among our people as the surest way of securing unity.”

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    • That’s more like it!! Well done! Let’s now wait patiently for concourt to do its work unhindered.

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    • The cretin promised Armageddon after elections and his tribes mates have responded to his call. Why is he refusing that he didn’t initiate this violence? Anyway I blame gbm nevers Sampa Scott mulenga for encouraging this violence when they are actually victims of the same. Their relatives are sleeping in the cold in namwala and the fooools are supporting. We told you that Upnd has a huden agenda you didn’t listen. If hh won you would have been sidelined by now going by is obtaining on the ground. These guys would not have remembered of you assisting them to win. Wise up you kants

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    • Now you UPND have heard what the UPND President has said. Either you obey or join another party that will tolerate your unruly behaviour. This matter is in the Court of Law (ConCourt). The Court’s decision will be final. Lets use proper democratic avenues that have been provided by our Constitution. Those people you are beating up are your brothers and sisters.

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    • HH is addressing the wrong people. He is addressing Zambians instead of Tongas in Namwala his home Village. The best thing to do is to travel to Namwala and address the people that are violent. Keep in mind that the rest of Zambian who cerebrated Lungu’s victory are watching and calculating what to do next. Two word will haunt HH for the rest of his life. Only a Tonga can rule UPND and now Armageddon.

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    • THE SPEAKER should be very CAREFUL for he EXPOSES HIMSELF TO INDICTMENT FOR his PERCEIVED ACTION OR INACTIONS!!! FOR ALL CRIMES COMMITTED AFTER LODGEMENT OF PETITION, IN THE NAME OF THE PRESIDENT WILL BE ATTRIBUTED TO HIM, BECOZ AS FAR AS THE CONSTITUTION GOES, HE IS PRESIDENT FROM LAST FRIDAY!!

      MR SPEAKER , AS SPEAKER, YOU ARE IN PRIME POSITION TO UNDERSTAND THIS CONSTITUTION CLEARLY!!
      YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE!!!
      GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!!!

      SUMMON OP DIRECTOR, ARMY, ZAF, ZNS COMMANDERS & DG OF POLICE TO YOUR CHAMBERS, in the PRESENCE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO SPELL OUT WHAT THE CONSTITUTION DEMANDS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS CONCERNED!!!

      WHEN YOU ARE SUED – YOU WILL HAVE NO DEFENCE!!!! IGNORANCE IS NO DEFENCE EITHER!!!!

      CHAGWA IS COMMITTING CRIMES IN YOUR NAME – & GUESS WHAT??? HE HAS NOTHING…

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    • …NOTHING TO LOSE AS LONG AS YOU SIT ON YOUR BUTT!!

      UNLESS YOU TENDERED YOUR RESIGNATION AS THE PETITION WAS BEING TENDERED then you have NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!!

      TO SAVE YOUR BUTT, ORGANISE FOR THIS MEETING ASAP, SUCH THAT IT IS ON RECORD, ONLY THEN CAN YOU CLAIM POWER WAS USURPED FROM YOU!!!!

      THE CONSTITUTION IS ABOUT PEOPLE UPHOLDING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES, it is NOT ABOUT BEING SCARED!!!!!!
      REMEMBER IGNORAMUSES SUCH AS ROLAND MSISKA & THEIR VERBAL DIARRHOEA, ARE NOT SINGING FROM THE CONSTITUTIONAL HYMN BOOK & THEY WON”T BE VOLUNTEERING ANY TIME SOON TO DEFEND YOU!!

      MR SPEAKER, REMEMBER, ONLY YOU & YOU ALONE, IS DIRECTED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE – if you FEEL IT IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU, JUST RESIGN, we will all UNDERSTAND,
      “IFINTU FI KONKA ABAUME!!!!”

      I…

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    • REMEMBER, MR SPEAKER, 15,000,000 Zambians are looking to see what you do!!!

      IFINTU FI KONKA ABAUME!!!

      I thank you!!

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    • THIS HH IS A HYPOCRITE AND VERY HOPELESS WHY CANT YOU BE SPECIFIC AND MENTION YOUR FELLOW CRIMINALS IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE. WE WARN YOU WITH YOUR FELLOW TONGAS TO RESPECT OTHER TRIBES BY STOPPING YOUR THUGGERY FORTHWITH.

      HAKAINDE YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR EVIL ACTS.

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  1. Welcome statement but should have come last week! UPND cadres continue to be violent after election. President Lungu must use all security wings to secure our country. We can’t live in fear, we need peace.

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  2. Humble yourself Mr. HH that when you can win peoples’ hearts. Even God asks his children to be humble and he honoured his word when you humble yourself, blessings flourish.

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  3. This contradicts what Radio Phoenix aired today. HH’s voice on the radio was still using words that Zambians are not docile and they will not fold their hands. He wants other people’s children to be fighting for his personal ambition. Let HH’s family be leading in torching houses and displacing other people in southern and western province. Please my brothers and sisters from southern and western especially even in our homes we don’t support wrong doing because its your child who is doing it. We condemn wrong doing in orderto bring up our children well. Those parents who support their children when they are doing wrong things regret in future. Whilst the disciplined children are taking up influencial jobs their children become thieves or prostitutes. If you love HH tell him to stop…

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    • H H we appreciate your sentiments on the need to be peaceful and focus on development.Well we shall oblige as people from western province.But there is NO development to be proud of in Barotseland. You are our only hope.Anyway BUMPER TO BUMPER on them.God Bless.

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  4. The Zambians else where have not yet reacted to what HH’s cows and Pigs are doing in Namwala. We are giving you two weeks and then we react. Kopala funduka. We need to keep Zambia clean and Kolopa all the dirt.

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    • No need for reaction to anything. We value everyones life. I wouldnt advise to emulate barbaric actions that should only be associated to the stone age.

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    • That kind of talk is not only silly but nauseating. The country needs to heal and you talk of Keeping Zambia clean? Isn’t this the same kind of talk that was in Rwanda that called for the “killing of cockroaches”? Stop the rot, and don’t think PF has the numbers even on the Copperbelt, Kapala Iweh!!!!

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    • Come on @Chimbala, We can take these Tribalists. They are very few and only occupy a small part of Zambia. They have set the ball rolling.

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    • @kci stop inciting hate and violence you are on that path alone what makes u special to be zambian and others lesser?but then again cowards like you hide behind a screen making noise as if you are tough as nails but to the contrary

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    • It is people with your kind of thinking that are in Namwala. Who the hell told you that the rest of Zambia is not made of mixed tribes. You must preach peace and not hate so that the dull chaps in Namwala can learn. Try and hit someone even in Kopala so that you learn that people will beat you not because of tribe but your foolishness. Grow up!

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  5. Please be specific ba LT. He is upnd president. There is only one republican president. If you know that the concourt will give it to him you will have to wait until then to address him as president. For now he is upnd leader.

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    • President Hichilema indeed! The ConCourt can not ‘give it to him’ regardless!
      LT be careful, there is the IBA ka…

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  6. This is the leadership we have been looking for and really its not too late. Zambia is bigger than one individual. We want all in leadership to condemn the violence in Southern Province against people that does not hail from there. If I were you HH I would visit the displaced and give support. That will be a free political score in my view. Free advice here. We are one country for ever.

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  7. That’s the spirit Mr. H H looking forward working together One Zambia one Nation

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  8. Ati Violency. Ifiko ne ngombe ukokwine. Try us on the Hub of Zambia. CB.We are peace makers. Long live ECL

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  9. “…On unity, President (strike through) Mr Hichilema asked…”
    Bravo LT, a stitch in time saves nine..!
    Other people take forever to correct (condemn)…

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  10. The call for peace, unity and development is coming too late for HH. Other ethinic grups coming from the north east and luapula have been slaughtered in UPND stronghold and their blood is on HH’s hands.

    By going to court HH will lose all the symapthy the people of Zambia had for him and he will be extremely lucky to become the next President in 2016 and 2021.

    For me this ius the end of HH’s political career.

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  11. Tongas should guard theirs lives. They are not the minority but the minutest tribe in Zambia who can’t defend themselves. These guys risks being extinct if they want to trade on their tribal ground. Watch yourselves because you don’t even amount to one eighth of zeds population.

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    • Zambia Ethnic groups. Ethnic groups: Bemba 21%, Tonga 13.6%, Chewa 7.4%, Lozi 5.7%, Nsenga 5.3%, Tumbuka 4.4%, Ngoni 4%, Lala 3.1%, Kaonde 2.9%, Namwanga 2.8%, Lunda (north Western) 2.6%, Mambwe 2.5%, Luvale 2.2%, Lamba 2.1%, Ushi 1.9%, Lenje 1.6%, Bisa 1.6%, Mbunda 1.2%, other 13.8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

      You were saying?

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  12. President Hichilema is a very wise man. I worked with him in the Private sector and he is a very approachable and kind person. I am Bemba and no body had any issues with him. Why they are labelling him all sorts of names is simply to demonise him. PF fear the man so much, like 20 devils. On a clean and level playing field , they cant win him.

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    • Iwe his uncvilised cadres in southern province are butchering other tribes and you say PF fears him!What kind of nonsense is that? The man should simply adress those thugs in SP and not generalise Zambians who are peaceful and going about their usual life, mind you we are watching.

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    • He is the only one who was seeing a lopsided field. All the rest were seeing a level field. This chap is always crying for what does not belong to him. Typical of a baby. Little wonder the U5 tag fits him perfectly. This time around we will put him on apprenticeship. Maybe in 2021 he will be mature enough to enter as a candidate in JUNIOR PRESIDENT. If He is patient enough, we may just try him in 2026, that is if he can be able to shed off the tribal tag that haunts UPND.

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  13. I agree, this PF party without planning cant win any credible elections. Build roads here and they are built, this place is a district and it becomes a district, no thought behind it. Very dull, and you end up making the country broke. Ministers continuing in office against the law , every thing is short cut. Short cut is expensive. The attorney general has guided but they cant listen. Stealing chabe vibanthu ivi. Conning churches and addressing church members to gullible churches, of course not to churches with principles

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  14. Guys,
    For a minute……..I FELT THIS WAS AN INAUGURATION SPEECH!!!!
    Any thoughts?
    Was news leaked to him?
    Is a new dawn breaking on this great nation?

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  15. H H The man of the people , the great nation is behind you . Let us teach Lungu that is not by power but the will of the people let him choose continue drinking beer or live in pretence of a regious man . The Speak in control now

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    • Seems to me the term “the will of the people” has assumed a new definition. The minority losers (50%-1) now make up the will of the people.

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  16. So chi gbm, chi scott, Ka sampa M/sata you hungry hyena in his armagedon ati tufilile munsenga. mukazinvela balimyeba ati u are political mosquitoes with no following tamwale umfwa, twali dununa reverse kaili

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  17. I like your counsel mr Hichilema but a follow up to affected areas in your strongholds can be more effective. Show us that you cannot divide Zambia if you become president by going to areas affect by violence and address your suppoters.

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  18. WHY ARE SECURITY WINGS IN THIS COUNTRY SUCH AS OP? PLEASE FISH OUT SOME OF THESE CHAPS WHO ARE INCITING VIOLENCE.

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    • I have been wondering. Inciting people to violence should not be tolerated. Let the security wings do their jobs in maintaining law and order.

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  19. Losing Presidential Candidate HH (under petition) how can you say ‘call your enemy?’ you mean those who support other parties are enemies? Take a leaf from great leaders and heroes; (AKM) stood up and told us his supporters ‘Stop it am not a violent man”; (MCS) “Stop that nonsense am not that type of person’… if AKM had lived he would have ruled successfully, MCS with that one pronouncement was in all the way and he defeated you as you tailed even EZN…I know HH you are all knowing but you have made too many political errors .LPM to MCS all ‘invited’ you to deputize them so that first you learn the way grz functions and 2 so that people get to know you…you gambled badly over estimating your popularity…look at you now so desperate u have bees in ur back yard…Listen to me…

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    • @24 denis, my great wonder too! This guy is not a leader in anyway! For him his competitor or anyone he has differences with is an enemy! Yes and that confirms why people are being killed for merely coming from other ethnic groups because for this uncouth person called HH and his cohorts, those who are different in culture and beliefs are enemies!! Enemy is the word I least expect to see from a leader given the prevailing circumstances. This is a chap who should be stopped as it is now clear he doesn’t mean well!

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    • “I TOTALLY AGREE” with Denis never call a competitor an Enemy. The moment you label someone an Enemy it is easy to stigmatize them and cause them great harm. Remember what Hitler did to the Jews. He called them enemies of the Germans. After that it was easy to cause great injustice to them. Also remember Rwanda!! We are all brothers and sisters with divergent views. Not Enemies. I rest my case

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  20. Kalenga P Sam we know you are form N. Western you are one of them, so lfuseki, can’t you see that they are killing our relatives in Southern P., so who is to blame if not your good for nothing under 5 HH.

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    • Ba Lemba also HH has already apoligised ,what more do want after you provoked them by insulting cerebrations tying Dogs with HH’s chitenges.what is important now is to reconcile.Iam also Chewa.

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  21. THE GUY CANT COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT THAT THE VIOLENCE, THE WORST OF ITS KIND IN THE HISTORY OF ZAMBIA, IS TAKING PLACE IN HIS STRONGHOLDS AND HIS VILLAGE IN PARTICULAR. THIS GUY IS TOO FULL OF HIMSELF. ITS UPND SUPPORTERS YOU NEED TO ADDRESS, GET IT?

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  22. Why the article put president only to cancel twice, does this mean LT is plot one facebook…..clearly inciting hatred or disrespecting HH, if not careful if there is to be a re-run ECL will lose votes

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  23. Too little too late and too vague TOO GENERAL. People have been harmed in Southern Province already . This guy must address this specific issue. He knows who is causing the violence. It is not every Zambian and it is not in all areas.

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  24. HH’s message is weak and unspecific.

    He must speak directly to his supporters to stop the violence and mention exactly that what they are doing is a crime and they on their on. The law will catch up with them and they will end up in prison and that UPND or HH will not support them.

    He should clearly castigate his hooligans and not just say ‘… If you suport PF or if you support UPND…’ He should directly address his criminal gangs.

    I am not satisfied with this cowardly message!

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  25. An irresponsible guy who fails to accept loss or his mistakes! Why is he appealing to people who are not involved in violence speaking on behalf of other political party leaders whose supporters are quietly waiting for the legal process to close the drama he has caused! We just home that the police will be more thorough in dealing with this case so that the real instigators can be brought to book. These hooligans cannot just gather courage to turn on other citizens and start the slaughter! There must be higher motivations and such can be best be unearthed when very competitor investigators who have handled such cases in other countries are brought in to help to compile comprehensive evidence that can lead to reasonable convictions of key architects – to serve as examples and complete end…

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  26. He says his supporters should remain calm even when provoked, who has provoked your st-upid cadres in SP? You are talking of development when your people are tburning other tribes houses and businesses and government infrastructure. Go to SP and address your 1mbeciles.

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    • Has a following throught zambia so dont narrow it to southern.Is North western ,central of western Zambia.HH got half of the votes ECL got in the CB and LSK.So he was telling his supporters through out Zambia which is fine mwe bantu.

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  27. Of all the violent atrocities committed by the PF cadres including murder , I have never heard their leader his honourable condemn the violence. Him and his clergymen seem to incite it and are pleased about the violence & even murder!! Seeing HH condemn this violence makes him a better leadership material.

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    • Where did he say this or someone just wrote for him? You guys even refuse what we hear your voice. Go to znbc and say those words if you mean them Mr hh I am behind sincere people.
      I did not hear you on radio phoenix and I did not hear the forum where you said that.

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  28. THERE WILL BE NO RE-RUN SO PLEASE KEEP DREAMING,AND PLEASE IF YOU ARE LESS INFORMED DO NOT MISLEAD MASSES THE ISSUE OF SPEAKER ONLY ARISES WHEN THERE IS A RE-RUN WHICH IS NOT THE CASE NOW WHAT IS THERE IS A PETITION FILED IN BY THE LOSERS BENA HH AND GBM.
    IN CASE OF A RE-RUN ECL WILL NOW BEAT HH BY FAR BECAUSE THE THE TONGA’S ARE NOW EXPOSED TO THE WHOLE COUNTRY THAT THEY CAN NOT CHANGE THEY ARE TRIBAL AND WILL FOREVER REMAIN TRIBAL AND NEED TO BE ISOLATED FROM OTHER TRIBES WATCH THE SPACE

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  29. This is useless to me. The horse has already bolted thats when you want to fix the pen? This is utter rubbish. From Monday 15th August, 2016 around midday to today 23rd August, 2016 thats when this bitter politician comes on air to utter this useless call to his supporters? Dont put other political parties there, who has burnt those villages in Namwala your backyard? UPND cadres!! Who has burnt government offices in Lukulu? UPND cadres!! Who want is conducting ethnic cleansing in Southern Province targetting Bembas and Easterners? UPND cadres!!! Who harassed Given Lubinda in Livingstone? UPND cadres. So HH just go to Namwala and address your ARMAGEDDON MERCENARIES for this is your brain child!!! Dont cheat us that you mean business when you are saying stop violence here, you lost it when…

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  30. I HAVE NEVER HEARD HH ENCOURAGE PEACE – THANKS TO THE EU FOR MEETING HIM
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    Comments reserved!

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  31. It is good that the Western diplomats who were invited to hh’s house to eat nshima are also seeing what is happening in SP.

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  32. Masonic literature and doctrine exposes Freemasonry as a Luciferian religion. Lucifer is the ‘god’ of Freemasonry. (Albert Pike, Morals & Dogma). Albert Pike also reveals that the initiates of Freemasonry at the lower degrees are in fact deceived. Furthermore, Masonic doctrine is based on esoteric occult knowledge that is designed to ‘enlighten’ it’s initiates

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