UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema addressing media from his residence
File:UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema addressing media from his residence
IT would be of no political value to assassinate Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND leader should take responsibility for his lack of leadership and apologise to Zambians for the riotous behavior of his cadres at the Lusaka High Court, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has said.

Mr Kampyongo said Mr Hichilema’s claims that the riot by the UPND cadres was stage-managed by the Patriotic Front (PF) in an alleged scheme to assassinate him (Hichilema) was the cheapest way to seek public and political sympathy.

Mr Kampyongo said Mr Hichilema was losing political relevance having lost the presidency more than five times and no one would want to assassinate him.

Reacting to assertions by Mr Hichilema that the confusion at the Lusaka High Court was targeted at him (Hichilema) so that he could be assassinated, Mr Kampyongo said the UPND leader’s claims were laughable because the UPND leader’s political fortunes had diminished to the lowest ebb ever.

He said Mr Hichilema owed Zambians an apology for the damage his cadres caused at the High Court and the threat posed to the lives of the Judges and lawyers as well as innocent onlookers.

Mr Hichilema was reported in The Mast Newspaper as having claimed that State House had caused the riot by the UPND cadres because according to him, there was a plot to assassinate him.

But Mr Kampyongo said Mr Hichilema was using wishful thinking to justify his wrong political actions and wondered what relevance there would be to assassinate the UPND leader.

“Mr Hichilema is one man who has lost political relevance. It would be of no political value to assassinate Mr Hichilema who is of no political consequence. Let Mr Hichilema own up and apologise to Zambians for the riotous behavior of his cadres. Property was damaged and the lives of the judges and lawyers were at risk because of the hooliganism of the UPND cadres. So tell him to stop that kind of cheap politicking and seeking sympathy using cheap political tactics,” Mr Kampyongo said.

He said the law was going to firmly deal with the perpetrators of hooliganism at the High Court and if Mr Hichilema cared for his cadres, he should sacrifice his comfort and come to the rescue of the many young men and women who had been arrested.

Mr Kampyongo said Mr Hichilema should know that Zambians were well informed and that the riot by his cadres were video recorded by many and it was therefore poor politics for Mr Hichilema to blame the police.

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  1. HH is desperate for cheap mileage..its unfortunate that he has muzzled his Party in believing that there are no other option in his party to take up the mantle….

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    • If they did it to Penza, did it to Wezi Kaunda and almost took out Kenneth Kaunda. It’s not improbable.

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • PF never accepts anything. They say one thing and do the opposite. Fuel prices will reduce to K5, we are pro-poor, loadshedding will reduce once Maamba and Ndola are connected to the national grid, there is no racism at horse shoe, govt will soon act on KCM, blah blah blah. It is a circus.

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    • This ka chap has so much hatred for HH and UPND,when you were stoning choppers in shiwangandu was that not un assassination attempt.Cadres were at high court from 08:00hrs and your silly media claimed at 15:00hrs when the court process was finished they were forcing their way into the chambers to do what?If HH is not relevant why do you from your lowest cadre to your president always talk about him.Your dirty criminal cadres camped at high court to prevent the court from seating where were you with your tuma police you guys have reduced Zambia to the status of BURUNDI.Even under KKs one party state people had respect for other human beings.PF has brought too much hatred in our politics.Do you guys even understand democracy.

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    • My plea to Hichilema for 2017 is to grow up and have foresight…immediately ECZ awarded the contract to Arab printers you should have known…in all honesty who in their right mind would trust an Arab!!

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    • That’s a minister saying stuff like that, even PF media team who beg for government jobs can’t be so cheap.

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    • @Nostradeemass
      Keep quiet you loser! Find another shoulder to cry on. You have spend 10 years blogging and no one thinks you exist. You should be voted Best Bean-headed Blogger 2016. Bean-headed means you hardly think.

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    • What’s laughable is Kampyongo’s starement. Nobody expects him to say ‘oh yes we intend to assassinate HH’.
      The only thing Kampyongo is right about is that we are well informed.

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    • THIS GUY OVER RATES HIMSELF TOO MUCH. ASSASINATE HIM FOR WHAT? FOR BEING A POLITICAL FAILURE? GOD BLIMEY!

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    • Kampyongo (what a name!) is a thug who was stoning helicopters in Shiwang’andu before becoming the Minister for Assassins. He is as crooked as a bean plant, full of dishonesty and malice.

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  2. HH is foolish. I have never seen a politician childish like this sata…ni…st. The cobra was right when he said he is under 5. I am worried ba sa…ta…ni…st HH. That riot has even bn watched by your fellow under 5 children and clear for everyone to c. Katwishi hh efyo aletontonkanya. Limbi naufula umulopa eo akulile mu bantu. Ba Kampyongo dont waste ur precious time on this man. Can someone buy some diapers for HH. GBM when are you leavinv this useless president.

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  3. How many times has HH claimed the government wanted to assassinate him? As many times as he has lost elections. Surely, if some of these politicians and their cadres are educated as they claim, the level of thinking does not match their claims.

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    • Why was live ammunition used during the aforementioned demonstrations Minister? In sane countries, we would have commission of inquiry into this incident by now, and the Hon. Kampyongo would have been suspended pending conclusion of the investigations by now.

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  4. Kampyongo must just shut up. These PF thugs like propaganda a lot because they control the state media institutions. The more this idio.t opens his dirty mouth the more the PF is exposed as a clueless party. All they do is talk and defend even what is obvious. People know what you are up to and at an appropriate time you’ll all be called to account. The Zambian people will laugh last.

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  5. If HH wants to be assassinated, let him just say so. There are a lot of people willing to do it so don’t look for honey if you are afraid of bees.
    HH IS PATHETIC TO SAY THE LEAST

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  6. Kampyongo don’t start a civil war, because if you do it will seep you in as well and may not survive it. There is no smoke without fire. Your policemen are brutal on everyday basis, and this is not just about UPND, we are talking about the general citizens. Don’t disappoint people who voted for you by being s.t.u.p.i.d. Be responsible. All those PF cadres who were busy wreaking havoc during the elections, some of them even killing, were they ever arrested? NO! Your policemen have shooting-to-kill UPND supporters since before elections, including that poor girl in Chawama, was any policemen held responsible? NO! So don’t stand there preaching as if you are a good chap when you are actual the epitome of evil. Your day of reckoning will come when you will stand face-to-face with God…

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  7. Kampyongo don’t start a civil war, because if you do it will seep you in as well and may not survive it. There is no smoke without fire. Your policemen are brutal on everyday basis, and this is not just about UPND, we are talking about the general citizens. Be responsible. All those PF cadres who were busy wreaking havoc during the elections, some of them even killing, were they ever arrested? NO! Your policemen have shooting-to-kill UPND supporters since before elections, including that poor girl in Chawama, was any policemen held responsible? NO! So don’t stand there preaching as if you are a good chap when you are actual the epitome of evil. Your day of reckoning will come when you will stand face-to-face with God….and on that day you will be alone.

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  8. I don’t care whether it is PF or UPND. If you play games and I see it don’t expect me to support you. The fact is that somebody within State House has leaked the news to UPND. People should be very careful. If this country goes up in flames the blood of every Zambian who will die will be on their hands and one day whoever it is will pay for it. In this country we have a maximum of only 2 terms in State House, so why kill for such a limited time, especially when you are already in State House. Bupuba! It is only desperately low-IQ people who think that lowly. But if you begin a civil war, just know that you and uour family will never know peace or enjoy the rest of your life. Let’s protect our country like an egg. It is being an i.d.i.o.t to set it ablaze deliberately.

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  9. as you say Mr Kapyongo Zambians are well informed and its not like you will admit that you wanted to assassinate him,for me
    that’s neither here nor there, my question on the fracas at court is ” who threw the first stone”

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  10. Lol in private places the UPND is speaking of how to replace this man with Nkombo who has displayed more leadership material then him and then he should be assassinated? Ah maloza, HH you are a spent politician whose only fame right now is to appear in court and waste your time. So have a merry Christmas with you and your family reflect on your wish to occupy state house it wont happen you are reject both by Zambians and the members of Mazokas Party, because we now see its only about you and no one else….

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  11. IN THE FIRST PLACE, THIS RESPONSE SHOULDN’T HAVE COME FROM HON. KAMPYONGO BEING THE MINISTER IN-CHARGE OF THE POLICE. KAMPYONGO SHOULD BE IN THE FOREFRONT ASSURING THE GENERAL CITIZENRY OF THEIR SAFETY. UNFORTUNATELY, IT WOULD BE LIKE ASKING FOR WATER FROM A STONE. KAMPYONGO IS THE SAME PERSON WHO WANTED MAUREEN & NALUMANGO KILLED IN SHIWANG’ANDU LAST YEAR. THIS YEAR, HE WANTED SAME HH & GBM KILLED IN THE SAME PLACE. HE WENT AS FAR AS DECLARING SHIWANG’ANDU A NO GO ZONE AREA FOR OTHERS. I STILL FIND IT HARD THAT AFTER ALL THESE ATROCITIES AGAINST OTHER CITIZENS PRESIDENT LUNGU STILL APPOINTED HIM HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER. THIS GUY DOESN’T DESERVE TO BE IN YOUR CABINET YOUR EXCELLENCY.

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  12. THIS IS THE MORE REASON SOME OF US HAVE NOT TAKEN SERIOUS THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY. YOU CAN NOT HAVE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO WERE SPONSORING VIOLENCE BEING APPOINTED AS HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER. WHO DOESN’T KNOW HON. KAMPYONGO’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE VIOLENCE IN THE TWO LAST ELECTIONS?

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  13. UPNDonkeys, you now have a bemba monkey as vice president and running mate for 2021. GBM can translate for you when we say you are ifiwele wele.

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  14. And there is the government’s problem busy fighting citizens at the expense of time they should be working..thats why if Zambia is to develop we need a new breed of thinkers, not people who focus their time and energy fighting any opposing views..as for me I don’t expect anything from these chaps because their campaign promise was a song!!

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  15. yes they want to kill the legal president of zambia HH. The illegal rat lungu cannot stand seeing the man who rightfully won this election day in and out. To me i would say hh is running zambia, because everything HH says, pF react and do as he says. Bane, be men for once and just come out clean. We are now looking to recruit specialist high level security for our upnd leadership. we thank you

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    • Ba Nez dreaming, allusinating is allowed after all Zambia is a democratic country. Someone somewhere can also say that Mulyokela is the president of the great nation Zambia. In other words Nez its called wishful thinking.

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  16. HH assassinating you is just a waste of time, but just commit suicide if you are so kin of dying. Your political career is fizzing out so fast that you are getting confused and mad. You pull your tribal supporters and bus them to high court rounds to cause anarchy and claim assassination attempt. Those chaps in cells are all from the same tribe; your tribe going by their names and you want to sacrifice them to satisfy your ego. Fusek!!!!

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  17. HH is a finished politician, they do not think newly found friend GBM. They are very preoccupied with going to state house. They claim to have won elections how? Southern, Western and North Western Provinces where he always wins, is not Zambia. It is unfortunate that instead of him concentrating on convincing Zambians why they should vote for him, he is busy decampaigning himself. No one in right frame of mind can vote for a violent Party UPND in 2021.

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  18. Kambwili is more a threat to some PF than HH. Surely who can kill HH when PF has 5 years ? We know its not easy for HH and his pipo to wait for 5 years

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  19. First he claimed PF wanted to assassinate Edgar Lungu and pin it on him. Now he says the guns have been turned on him. He’s got a very fertile imagination which he wants to share with other people. As for Mushota please be serious when you make allegations.

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  20. You are right Ndanje. HH even mentioned her excellence the vice president to be behind Edgar’s assasination plan. Anyway let’s forgive hh. The convenant he has with the devol is misleading him. When will hh change for the better. I know someone who has defected to PF bcos of hh stubborness. I wonder how Muti::nta has managed to stay in that marriage.

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  21. If there’s anyone who want to eliminate hh he should not even be sofiscated. You are free to open fire anyhow and anywhere you see him. No one will be perplexed. Instead people will just question your mental facalty. I repeat its no crime to do it on hh. Besides it will save the country from tribal and regional politics.

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  22. Kampyongo should tell us who killed Mapenzi Chibalo in cold blood? A UPND cadre was last week shot in the buttocks and is recovering in UTH? Which Policeman used live ammunition to shoot this cadre?The Police provoked the UPND Cadres so as to sta?l the Petition Trial. Since then the Judge has adjourned the Trial as planned. If HH is finished why not allow the Petition to be heard? If Lungu truly won the 2016 Presidential Election why is he is not prepared to prove this in Court? The fact that Edward has been blocking the Petition Hearing since September 2016 confirms that Edward has a lot to hide . Evidence abounds that Lungu lost the Election outright and then stole the Election. Lungu usurped power and will remain illegitimate until the Petition is heard and disposed off.

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  23. I have solution for HH. As soon as there is seat that falls vacant in Southern Province, let him stand and I am confident he’ll be more useful in Parliament than outside it.

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  24. This Kampyongo, very rude, arrogant, insolent and very self centred. Such young men fall with a thud, believe me. I am not even UPND. But believe me such chaps suffer later

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    • So that’s all you think about? Seeing other people suffer in the end is your main wish? So people cannot talk because they will suffer later? And who cares whether you’re Upnd or girraffe?

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  25. Well said Dr. Kambwili. If police used live bullets, how many foolish upnd cadres died and injured thru this live bullets. Ch::in::yo lindiwe is also behaving like she is not a lawyer.

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  26. Bo Nalumango aka jones aka bikilo we know you are angry because you cannot even land in your former constituency we recall how you and ex pastor form 5 drop out mumba ranted about an imaginerary revolution but we will spare you but when you are sued in your private capacity you will wake take a leaf from ex first leader maureen and move on

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  27. Its very clear that HH will never be president of Zambia.how can 3.5 provinces make him win?just check the names of those upnd cadres who were arrested at supreme court last week,more than 90% are bantustans going by their names.WHICH F00L CAN KILL HH USING A GAME WHEN ELECTIONS DEFEATS HAVE ALREADY KILLED HIM?EVEN IN 2021 A 6TH DEFEAT IS WAITING TO KILL HIM ONCE MORE-KIKIKIKI!!!

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  28. GOOD EVENING/ AFTERNOON/ MORNING TO ALL ZAMBIANS IN EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD. I WOULD FIRSTLY LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE NOMINATION. YOU HAVE INDEED REDEEMED YOURSELVES BY NOMINATING ME AS BEST BLOGGER 2016 OF LT AFTER THE STOLEN VOTE BY LUNGU THIS YEAR. NOW I ASK YOU FOR ONE MORE FAVOUR AND THAT IS TO VOTE NEZ AS BEST BLOGGER. AS THINGS STAND MUSHOTA WHO HAS WON THIS IN THE PAST IS LEADING. I SUSPECT MUSHOTA MIGHT BE TAMPERING WITH THE VOTES.THIS MIGHT BE ANOTHER CASE OF THE UGANDAN BUFFOON CAUGHT AT ECZ. PLEASE I ASK YOU ALL TO VOTE NEZ AS BEST BLOGGER. THIS WILL PROVE TO THE RULING PARTY THAT WE DID NOT VOTE FOR LUNGU AND HIS CRONIES. JUST LOOK AT BEST POLITICIAN OF YEAR AND MY BROTHER HH IS LEADING. LET US WHITEWASH THEM. MERRY XMAS AND I THANK YOU ALL. GOD BLESS ZAMBIA. VOTING…

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  29. HH plz just go throw yourself down the Vic falls…. If u need help GBM can give u a bye bye push. Plz go where u belong… Go dance with Sata…

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  30. Iwe Kampyongo whatever your stupid name is, cikala cobe, matole yawiso, noko icinyo. Take a leave we mwana wa mbwa we, HH did not lose the elections and what public symphathy are you talking about ? Cikala, let it be known to you that the PF did not win the last elections and if your brains were well cordinated, you could not have uttered that nonsense. After stealing the votes cikala, you think you are important, don’ t you know that the PF is in government illegally ? Matole yobe, wikabwekeshapo ukusoso bupuba bobe. You think as nation we are happy with what you did in the last elections ? One day, you shall be out of government and that is the time shall know your folly. Do not equate yourself to a half God ‘cos uli mpanya cabe iwe kabolala.

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  31. My God! HH has become paranoid and is now hallucinating! He is seeing enemies behind every bush! Where are the shrinks to save this man?

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  32. This is the guy who used to be selling CDs along Cairo road and he is minister now. Only in this rotten country.

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  33. @Mubanga u ar not only a shameless fool BT a bastered, bitter n uncivilized cadre who will die bitter. U don’t insult som1z parents lik that. U must have seen yo parents naked so u think it is the case for evry1. Mind yo language u worthless fool!!! No sense!

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  34. HH and his iliterate Veep will keep on taking us back. They should just ignore him, but deal with his foolish thugs that he sends in front to cause confusion. He is not interested in the economy of Zambia, he sucked the flesh from it already when he received “cuts” for the privatization of the mines. This pseudo president wamuyaya for UPND is a Ka potential dictator. Even if they want a Tonga surely there is no single Tonga to challenge this man to change the landscape of the party? We need opposition, good opposition not childish politics without plan or ingenuity. HH with your finance degree you can certainly do better than that. To have that illiterate Veep of yours sing praises of you is absurd.

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