Running Mate GBM addressing the press conference
FILE: GBM addressing the press conference

The opposition UPND has demanded the immediate release of its incarcerated leader Hakainde Hichilema who has been charged with treason, a non bailable offence which carries a death sentence.

UPND vice president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba has warned government that it will bear the consequences of what will happen in Zambia if anything happens to Mr. Hichilema.

Mr. Mwamba said that Mr. Hichilema should be released because he’s unwell and requires medical attention as a result of the teargas Police fired into his house.

Speaking at news conference today, Mr. Mwamba disclosed that Mr. Hichilema’s skin has changed while his face is swollen.

Mr. Mwamba said that the party suspects that Police released toxic chemicals during the raid on the UPND leader’s house.

Mr. Mwamba said that demand to have Mr. Hichilema released is also based on the fact that the charges leveled against him are allegedly trumped up and politically motivated.

Mr. Mwamba states that it is not true that Mr. Hichilema disobeyed police orders when his motorcade failed to give way to the presidential motorcade in Mongu.

Mr. Mwamba wondered how Mr. Hichilema’s convoy could have blocked or obstructed the presidential motorcade on a road which the Police must have cleared of all traffic.

Mr. Mwamba said that Mr. Hichilema’s motorcade was in fact cleared at one police checkpoint to proceed on the Limulunga road way before the presidential motorcade overtook it.

Mr. Mwamba added that no police officer was positioned along the road as is usually the case when the Presidential motorcade is about to pass.

Meanwhile UPND lawyers where today denied access to Mr. Hichilema who remains in Police custody at Lilayi Police training college.

UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma has told journalists that the lawyers were told that they could not see Mr. Hichilema without a permit from the Police Headquarters.

Mr. Kakoma said that the party finds this to be a violation of the rights of detainees contrary to the laws of Zambia.

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  1. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.

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    • Until UNDP admits that HH is mentally unstable, he stays put on TREASON ROW. Because The only unwellness is in HH’s mind.

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    • nubian the only mentally retarded one is the rat that has made itself believe that it won something that it stole. lungu is a very ignorant dlck head that needs to seek mental help.

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    • @ Nubian Princess….What is your level of education attainment mudala iwe? While you have tried to set high standards on mental stability, you also need to learn how to pay attention to details: that there is actually a difference between UNDP and UPND. Then, and only then will your judgement on HH will carry weight. Otherwise, you are equally unstable mentally!

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    • Chimimba also, live that one for the doctors to determine they will treat him whilst in the comfort of detention he must learn that you don’t dare the police.

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    • Is it really a loss if he dies?

      Think about it. Key word to the answer is ‘peace in zambia’.

      Thanks

      BB2014,16

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    • HOLIER THAN THOU: CHIWAMINA GALU.
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      Of course he is not well. His acts appear malicious even to the naked eye. How I wish you made some noise to the accused in jail when your HH was not in prison. It’s ironic to learn that the UPND chaps failed to tame their reckless boss until he nailed it to being accused of treason. Life is tough and rough if you take it casually. If HH is unwell, Police will deal with him the way they have always dealt with the common ailing accused in jail. Sober up. Allow the rule of law to prevail. Kindly also understand that there is always a limit to reckless behavior. JUST LEARN SOME LESSONS AND BEHAVE SOBERLY TOO.

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    • These ultimatums are useless. As usual utopian calls and insults are hollow hyperventilations. UPND has a crisis of wise men and women to appreciate a crisis. A day in politics is long enough so is a day for a hostile politician in prison during acrimonious political tempo. It is even more dangerous. Stop politicking get to the art of negotiations. Looking around, only Mutale Nalumango manifests wisdom all else are just muckrakers. Chagwa is your President and HH is in a dangerous quagmire utopia cannot solve. GBM and Nkomo are busy squabbling to take over the party leadership. Shame.

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    • Any loss of life is no good. HH is an important political player in Zambia, a father and an employer.

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    • Ati these truths we hold to be self evident. Dont bring american nonsense here. They were writing that meanwhile the so called father of the nation Washington was busying with his slaves and making molasses deals with his slaves. what truths, this is being double tongued like politicians in zambia. christian nation but still killing other people.

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    • These are universal values which are correct and applicable everywhere. The rules of the game have changed, so the rules of action should now apply to protest

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    • @Nubian Princess ka chinio:
      Learn how to wash your pus.sey properly!! You stink like a pi latrine which your pus.sey is to anyone with a Di.ck!!

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    • @Mushota kanio:
      I honestly wish you DEAD and hope you DIE before HH. You have been such a nuisance for a while with your childishness which you inherited from your Ar.sewhore grandmother. I wonder how smelly the pus.sey that bore you is really! It must have been free for anyone with a di.ck and that is why you don’t know your father!!

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    • Can someone please tell Lungu that this is no longer funny.

      Zambia will soon feel the weight of international communities and the Zambian.

      PF has equally decampaigned itself. Mark my words PF has just made HH a hero.

      As for me, I will try from now on to make sure the world at large especially notable stakeholders are discouraged from supporting ECL and PF.

      From now onwards, I will ensure that the voice of the underprivileged are heard.

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    • Zambia is a failed state, period. Just something very, very wrong with the country. What is even scary is that many people in Zambia don`t seem to realize that. I could not believe my eyes the last time I visited Copperbelt towns in Zambia. How on earth can a human being remain in denial when their future and that of children is being destroyed, and yet still vote for the same leaders. Wow!!!!!!1

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    • Ichalo: go into bus stations and markets then you can say PF has decampaigned itself. My friend, these guys in these areas know that HH wanted to kill their President and it’s good he has been arrested. Anachita vaupuba nayeve HH: that’s the message in these places. This logic of supporting wrong things is very damaging. GBM is also threading violence: The PF government will be held responsible if anything happens to this country! Imwe let’s be serious. Sort out HH in UPND and let sanity prevail. International community does not just blacklist countries

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    • This is a clear case of treason HH has committed.

      What will apply is not road safety but national security.

      What HH committed was not a traffic offence but a national security breach.

      Don’t think those guys who plunge their cars into buildings in Europe commit traffic offences – No!!

      HH refused to give way to the head of state after being commanded by the presidential motorcade sweepers.

      That means HH willfully chose to endanger the life of the head of state, thereby willfully threatening the security of the nation, which is treason.

      HH cannot claim in court the he did not willfully refuse to give way but accidentally did so.

      What type of thinking would that be – Mushipe’s?

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    • The presidential motorcade requires both lanes all the time not necessarily for road safety reasons but for security reasons.

      Please understand that, that HH will not be charged for careless driving (after all he was not driving), but for security bleach.

      The argument that he was not driving dies not hold water, because when you are being driven by a personal driver, you are in charge of his conduct in the road.

      You stop this driver when you want him to stop and tells him to turn when you want to.

      You are fully in charge and answerable to any matters that may border on security, while he may answer one or two queries regarding traffic.

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    • HH cannot just head towards Namibia, and force his way onto the Namibian side, without stopping at the border checkpoint, and then claim it was not me driving it was my driver.

      While his driver may be given traffic offence charges, HH will answer more serious security breach charges.

      That very act would lead to many charges on HH, because HH is fully responsible for the behaviour of his personal driver.

      So those who joke must stop and think twice, if you think HH has no case, think twice.

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    • Boyi walwala nomba lilya waumfwa ati ni ku Mukobeko uleya? Nangufye ine kuti nalwala boyi … the problem is that you did not think things through. You have an ego bigger than the entire continent of Africa, and now is the time for reckoning.

      The same constitution you wanted amended is today acrimonious to you. Same exact rules should apply to you as to any regular Joe on the street. We run this country and you don’t … we the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise have always been the bosses, you have not.

      You have been asking for a job from us with the 6 past attempts and we have not hired you. Now, you have shown all your colors and have vindicated us as to why we have always been skeptical of your motives. Mukobeko material you are … you made this bed, lie in it.

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  2. HH arrest and treason charge is all politically motivated. Why didn’t they arrest him in Mongu and why didn’t they also charge GBM?

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  3. it is a rite of passage for each and every president of zambia to have been arrested for political reasons. Just take a look at the profiles of all our past presidents/ Let me ask you, has lungu ever been arrested for political reasons? The answer to that is a resounding NO.. this then proves that lungu did not genuinly win the elections. The man is a fraud and soon all will be revealed
    Lungu has just dug his own grave on this move, because this now pushes our agenda to the international community. The illegal withdrawal of zambia from ICC now clearly shows PF’s intention to not have the petition heard and thus render any internatonal courts ruling null in the event of Lungu been asked to step down. Why has lungu only just recently wanted to do this? He knows that HH has a very…

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    • CONTINUED: powerful case hence trying to eliminate him. Am sorry for lungu because no matter what he does WE THE MAJORITY OF ZAMBIANS DO NOT RECOGNISE HIM AS PRESIDENT UNTIL THE PETITION IS HEARD. LUNGU MUST GO!!!! i ASK YOU ALL TO REMAIN CALM AND RESOLUTE. WE SHALL OVERCOME. Lungu is acting like a man about to die. he is panicking. He is an insecure man with small manhood. it is very easy to tell.

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    • The come a time when a government has to be overthrown by armed struggle because it lack the will of the people…

      Fidel Castro

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    • You are the people misguidin hh that majority zambians dont recognise ecl.

      Where are the riots

      Where is volcan

      Zambians are happy with ecl apart from you

      Just hand over the party ??? to GBM

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    • Please NEZ,go to the ICC..we are waiting.Meanwhile Treason is a non bailable offence.We have waited for you guys to go to the ICC since last year october.What exactly are you waiting for ? HH is now in jail and yet you’re still shooting blanks in the air……..please go to the ICC…infact why don’t you incite your supporters to risup against ECL? YOu Laptop/PC critics without spines…..munzi wapya manje…HH is going to feel the wrath of the govt wether he recognises there leader or not.Enough is enough.

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  4. Lungu knows its a waste of time and resources arresting HH but he wants to pass a personal message that he can make HH’s life difficult. Both HH who wanted to show disdain to Lungu by not giving way and Lungu should answer this question; Is leadership about settling personal scores? Leadership is about focussing on the broader objectives. The people not one person. Lungu and HH should both stop acting like children because when two elephants fight the grass suffers. Lets have mature leadership in the nation. Lets have big people leading us

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    • WE THE ZAMBIANS ARE SAYING THIS ARREST HAS BEEN LONG OVERDUE. THE CHAP WENT TOO FAR. HH IS OK WHERE HE IS NOW. NOMBA SELENI BABOMBEKO ABALI SERIOUS.

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    • @PETER,

      ALA TWASELA.

      YESU KRISTU BAMUTANIKE PAMUSALABA PA FRIDAY. PA SUNDAY ALIBUKILE.

      This was the worst time to arrest a political opponent. Easter time.

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    • @Peter, another stupid tribal goon, wanting to sound clever and smart. If Zambia is so good under your tribal hegemony and thieving friends why are you posting under the British flag? The saying “You can put lipstick on a pig, it will still remain a pig is a true reflection of your kind. Gosh, being in the UK should have taught you how proper democracies work, but alas you still remain another ***** not different from your fellow Katondo friends holding political positions for which they have no intellectual or moral capacity to hold.

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  5. Oh! So ba Fat Albert mwachita realize manje kuti kuli Boma? Even saying the Government will bare the………

    Then stop daring the Government, Boma ni Boma.Lesson to you Fat Albert wewashala you should realise that this Country has got Laws which no one is above. Try it if you want also.

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  6. SIGN THIS PETITION TO FREE HH

    On the night of April 10th 2017, 500 heavily armed Police raided, gassed family and arrested the main Opposition Political Leader, Hakainde Hichilema. On April 12th 2017, HH was formally charged with Treason. The State is accusing HH of posing a danger to the posing a threat to national security because his motorcade did not yield to the Presidents’ over the past weekend.

    Over the past 3 years, there has been massive decay in the once promising young Zambian democracy. Today it is marred with Police Brutality, Victimization of dissent views especially private media houses, Toture and in some cases murder of those in opposition by those directly connected to the President with impunity.

    Treason is a none bailable charge, with a maximum penalty of…

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    • of death in Zambia. We have seen similar situations around Africa too many times and we need your voice to stop this before Zambia becomes another statistic on the wars’ record on the African continent.
      We, as Zambians, are appealing to the US Government through the Office of US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson and The US House Foreign Relations Committee Chair, Sen. Ed Royce to halt funding to the Zambian Government until this Human Rights abuse issue is resolved.
      Please sign petition on link below
      https://w w w.change.org/p/rex-tillerson-us-secretary-of-state-halt-funding-to-zambia-until-hh-is-freed?recruiter=301289373&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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    • of death in Zambia. We have seen similar situations around Africa too many times and we need your voice to stop this before Zambia becomes another statistic on the wars’ record on the African continent.
      We, as Zambians, are appealing to the US Government through the Office of US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson and The US House Foreign Relations Committee Chair, Sen. Ed Royce to halt funding to the Zambian Government until this Human Rights abuse issue is resolved.
      Please sign petition on link below
      h t t ps://w w w.change.org/p/rex-tillerson-us-secretary-of-state-halt-funding-to-zambia-until-hh-is-freed?recruiter=301289373&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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    • They gassed him like a rat

      People have died due to privatisation

      Their souls are crying out for the wrong doer

      Let him die in jail

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    • HH SHOULDN’T BE RELEASED WITHOUT THE TREASON TRIAL. HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TREASON. HE IS A DANGER TO SOCIETY TO BE RELEASED.

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    • All these politicians are MWALYA MWEKA DADDYS us they do not even consider us. Therefore I can not sign the petition.

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    • @NEZ
      YOU ARE WORKING YOURSELF INTO A FRENZY FOR NOTHING!
      THE FAKE PRESIDENT IS BEHIND BARS
      AND THE REAL PRESIDENT IS RULING
      LEARN HUMILITY
      YOU AND YOUR FRLLOW HATERS RECOGNISE ECL AS THE PRESIDENT AND STOP HALLUCINATING

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  7. PF IS A TRIBAL AND YOU COULD SEE THAT THEY HAVE LEFT OUT GBM BECAUSE HE IS BEMBA AND THEY CAN NOT TOUCH HIM FOR FEAR OF MWINE LUBEMBA WILL SPIT A CURSE ON LUNGU.

    WHERE ARE OTHER CHIEFS AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING? THIS IS AN INDICATION THAT POINT OUT TO SAY IT WILL BE BEMBA AND EASTERNERS TO GOVERN THIS COUNTRY. LET US STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS AS ZAMBIANS AS WE JOIN GBM WHO IS NOT TRIBAL LIKE LUNGU, MUMBI, CHANDA AND OTHERS

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    • GBM IS NOW THE PRESIDENT OF UPND OR SOUTHERN PROVINCE IN SHORT. HOWEVER, HE IS STILL UNDER ECL WHO IS THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT. HH WAS SO DULL TO KNOW HOW GBM WAS PLANTED TO TAKE OVER UPND OR SOUTHERN PROVINCE. CONGRATULATIONS GBN.

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  8. but how can my president HH do that? now I’m wondering about my president,
    was he influenced by the cadres?
    what happened?
    we should watch GMB?

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  9. Oh dear! Now begins the release him campaigns. UPND, please learn credible Opposition conduct. You are not the only other party in Zambia that lost elections. All others have stepped off the stage to allow elected gov’t rule. Your path has been to disrupt gov’t, a lot of aggro and plain ridiculous dangerous motorcade stunts.

    This is what you sow. Respect the law and let it do its duty.

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    • How can anyone take that man seriously? Look at that pic. He has a Monkey’s tail coming out of his mouth! Killing animals to make symbols of African power, honestly. May the monkey that losts it’s tail to GBM rest in peace.

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  10. The cause of the first world war was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of Austria-Hungary. This one moronic act moved European military powers towards war. Here in Africa, genocide in Rwanda happened when the plane carrying the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was brought down by opposition parties. UPND leaders must understand that the era of the western governments coming back to Africa to re-establish security and so on is over. It is sad that UPND leaders are under the illusion that Zambia going to attract the engagement of the developed world because HH is in jail. There is no judge in Zambia that can tolerate the kind of idiocy we saw on the mongu clip. Presidential security detail will do what is necessary to protect the presidency. HH’s motorcade in Mongu acted…

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    • dedan Kimathi don’t wory for HH we know what to do.HH has his own and he is not alone cry for father,Mother,Children and yourself when real time comes.Lungu will cry like a baby.He has shown no sympathy to HH so he will get.

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  11. If this issue is not properly handled, all your investments (family and property) will be in vain

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  12. “If you live in a glass house don’t throw stones and if you can’t take blows brother don’t throw blows” – Peter Tosh-.
    What makes GBM to think that HH is more human than other inmates who have been languishing behind bars without given any medical attention for that matter?
    This culture by UPND of trying to threaten a legitimate Government has gone just too far and it appears they don’t want to learn. We all have seen the video, HH was demeaning President Lungu in that clip and the best it’s lawyers can do is to apologise to the nation on his behalf. If it were other countries, including the US, the entire group who were in that HH motor vehicle could have been in the morgue rotting as we speak riddled with multiple bullet shots. Have you forgotten how the black men have been…

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  13. SO, I UNDERSTAND, THERE IS ALWAYS BEEN TWO KINDS OF LIVES
    NO ONE IS ABOVE THE MIGHTY LAW- YOU GET IT? GET THE BASICS.
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    One in which you are free and the other in which you are a captive(prisoner)
    Connotation of the word Free:
    1.able to act or be done as one wishes; not under the control of another.
    2.not or no longer confined or imprisoned.
    A prisoner , (also known as an inmate or detainee) by definition is a person who is deprived of liberty against his or her will. This can be by confinement, captivity, or by forcible restraint. The term applies particularly to those on trial or serving a prison sentence in a prison.

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  14. RELOADED DOUDLE TROUBLE; THEY ARE THE MEAN GUYS, YOU CAN’T SIT WITH THEM.
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    FACT CHECK
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    Dr. Canisius Banda was a key element (important factor) to HH’s moderated (less extreme) political behavior pre GBM era. TRUE OR FALSE?

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  15. Comment:
    The whole lot of UPND, leadership and sundry, have list it in the court of public opinion, regarding all manner of criteria, conduct, behaviour, appeal to society…

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  16. Finally UPND is in OUR hands !! GBM congratulations, forget about HH he is politically circumcised now !

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    • When HH appointed GBM as RM I knew that chapwa twasenda UPND. Twalateka nafuti bane. Look , its common sense that since these foolish Tongas have failed so many times, it would be the best opportunity to hand over power to the ‘ owners of power’ !

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  17. Let me hear some ldlot say ‘We want a convention’ after HH is disqualified due to a criminal conviction !

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    • NO THERE WILL BE NO CONVENTION. HH’s RUNNING MATE TAKES OVER AUTOMATICALLY. AND NATURALLY, THE ONE TO TAKE OVER IS GBM. AND THEN WE ARE TRYING TO BRING IN BASHI NONO TO ACT AS VICE UNTIL A MORE SUITABLE PERSON HAS BEEN FOUND.

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  18. I wonder what type of a president HH will make if miraculously he is elected as president. That act in Mongu was highly childish and diabolical at the same time. The right time will come when he will truly pay for his childish behavior and maybe then he will come back to his senses and start behaving like a mature person..

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  19. ALL THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED BY REFUSING TO BE ANARCHIST and behave WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE LAW! NOW, GBM WHO ARE SAYING SHOULD RELEASE HH?? FOLLOW THE PROCESS BY MAKING LEGAL APPLICATIONS IF AT ALL THEY CAN WORK especially against a Treason accused!! YOU HAVE ALL ALONG SAID LUNGU IS NOT PRESIDENT, COURTS ARE CORRUPT, POLICE IS ROTTEN etc… SO WHO ARE YOU APPEALING TO? DO YOU BELIEVE A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL GET HH RELEASED with the INSTITUTIONS YOU HAVE ANTAGONIZED?? IT IS SAD THAT THIS MAY DRAG ON FOR SOMETIME!!

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  20. There is the saying: ” IF YOU CANT’t do the jail time(hanging), then, don’t commit the crime.”

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  21. Now he is a patient? Silly privatisation money swindler. There are doctors in the police service too! They will check you out. Shikifye eyo utivutilemo? Go phuck yo neighbouring jailmate. We as Zambians (poverty stricken as you may put it) are busy enjoying nshima with ocra and chibwabwa washed down with some cold water. With a lot of laughter. You wish me to leave my peace to go and make noise for you? Wabepafye.

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    • you silly monkey. go phuck a fellow monkey and stay away from things beyond your mental capacity. If you are so brave and confident in that rotten rat’s leadership then why not let the petition go ahead? You think tear gassing innocent children is somethign to be proud of? You are cursing yourself and I swear on my life that your father mother and any close relations will not make it to 2018. I can smell death around corner for lungu and yourself. check yourself mate

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    • @23 YAH! NOMBA ATAMPO KUNYA. HE HAS JUST REALISED THE GRAVITY OF THE OFFENSE NOKUTAMPA POLOMYA. ATI ALENYA SANA MUMA CELLS. HH NIILYA TYPE THAT THINKS AFTER HAVING DONE SOMETHING. JUST MOBILISE FOR MORE DIAPERS. EXTRA LARGE PAMPAS WOULD BE THE BEST.

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  22. GBM please note that UPND cannot demand Govnt to release HH but you can only request.its this kind of arrogance from you upnd cadres which annoy many Zambians.as things stand,HH is charged with Treason and nobody can demand Govnt to release him.wait for DPP to guide what next.plus even if HH is unwell,ZP will take him to hospital.how many sick Zambians are in jail today?does Govnt release whoever gets sick in jail?big NO!indeed UPND have dull leaders.sick or not,HH cannot be released by ZP until cleared by the courts or maybe DPP.MANY ZAMBIANS HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR HH BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN PUTING NATIONAL SECURITY AT RISK!!UPND’S BEHAVIOUR IN MONGU WAS HELL.SO LET OTHER POLITICIANS LEARN FROM HH THE IMPORTANCE OF RESPECTING DULY ELECTED PRESIDENTS BECAUSE IN ZAMBIA ITS ONLY ECZ WHICH…

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  23. IN ZAMBIA,ITS ONLY ECZ WHICH IS MANDETED TO DECLARE A WINNER OF ANY ELECTION.IN 2016 ECZ DECLARED EDGAR LUNGU AS A WINNER SO ALL OF US (HH INCLUDED) MUST RESPECT THAT UNTIL 2021!!

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  24. IF OLD MEN LIKE SIMON MWANSA KAPWEPWE AND KK BEFORE HIM, WERE ABLE TO WEATHER PRIRON (DIS) COMFORT, WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RUBBLE ROUSER AND POMPOUS I D I 0 T?

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    • @26 HH IS NOTHING SPECIAL. HE HAS NEVER EVEN WON ANY ELECTION. NOT EVEN IN HIS TRIBAL PARTY. SO, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, POLITICALLY HE IS A NONENTITY. AND IN ANY CASE THERE ARE MANY SICK PEOPLE IN JAIL. BUT, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THEY SHOULD BE OUT OF JAIL. ABENA GBM ISUKULU TAPABA. SO, IT WOULD BE A SHEER WASTE OF TIME TRYING TO THINK THAT GBM COULD THINK DEEPER. WE WILL JUST LET HIM BE PRESIDENT OF UPND OR IN SHORT SOUTHERN PROVINCE.

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  25. God is always on the side of the oppressed. Its a known fact that the mongu incident was a planned move to arrest hh because no police was positioned on that road to prepare for president’ s motorcade. Lets just pray to God to fight this battle on our behalf just like David. When God speaks no one can say no.

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    • YEH! YOU ARE RIGHT MY BRO. HH HAS BEEN ARRESTED BECAUSE GOD HAS BEEN ON THE SIDE OF THE PEOPLE HH OPPRESSED BY STEALING FROM THEM. ONE BLOGGER SAID GOD KNOWS HOW TO MAKE SOMEONE REPAY THE MONEY HE STOLE FROM THE PUBLIC. HH HAS BEEN PAYING BACK THE MONEY HE STOLE THROUGH PRIVATISATION ON ELECTION PETITION LEGAL FEES, AND NOW TREASON CHARGE LEGAL FEES, ETC.

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  26. I saw this one coming and I even saw hh coming too. HH trapped himself by thinking he can teach Ecl a lesson. He forgot that Ecl is just a member of the institution called presidency which is highly protected. Kopoli is now regretting. All those thugs he hired are no where to defend him. He is all y himself ndwiiiii missing ichibwantu

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  27. Sad FACTS:
    1) We have a dictator in office (you don’t need to serve 27 years+ to be one)
    2) UNDP motorcade was possibly defiant but that’s not treason.
    3) If it was threatening and dangerous why did the ‘boss’ wind down his window?
    4). UPND needs to improve its PR and Communications.
    5) We need alternative news sources. The Mast must return to old Post. Forget about news tags based on statements by Mulongoti, Winter…dig, dig deeper.
    6) PF should focus on jobs, poverty, health, education, not this time-wasting nonsense. Lead!

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  28. Ooh OK. Who’s the republican president? The problem with united Party for National Dunderheads is that you hire your incompetent tribesmen lawyers Who are emotionally and tribally attached to the case thereby losing focus. Your incompetence misguide your HH into this current situation if you had correctly interpreted the statutes to him he wouldn’t be in the current situation.

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    • @30. jfm UPND LAWYERS HAVE ALREADY STARTED MAKING MISTAKES, HENCE:
      “Habeas corpus is a court order that commands an individual or a government official who has restrained another to produce the prisoner at a designated time and place so that the court can determine the legality of custody and decide whether to order the prisoner’s release.”
      “In an affidavit in opposition of an ex parte notice of motion for writ of habeas corpus filed in the Lusaka High Court yesterday, Mpazi Mbita from the Attorney-General’s chambers said the UPND lawyers’ application had been overtaken by events because Mr Hichilema had already been charged and will soon appear in court.”

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    • “Mr Mbita submitted that when police wanted to charge Mr Hichilema on Tuesday, his lawyer Jack Mwiimbu requested that the accused should only be charged in the presence of all his lawyers, most of whom were not present at the time.”
      ““The applicant has been charged with offences of treason, disobedience to lawful orders, disobeying of statutory duty, and use of insulting language. Now produced and shown to me marked ‘MM1’ is a copy of the note book signed by the applicant showing the charges,” he submitted.”

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    • ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE THE LAWYERS WERE WASTING TIME ON GATHERING THEMSELVES TO BE PRESENT WHEN CHARGING HH WHO HAD ALREADY SIGNED OFF THE CHARGES. APPLICATION FOR THE HABEAS CORPUS, IT SEEMS CAME AS AN AFTER-THOUGHT BY HH’s LAWYERS.
      HH LAWYERS ALWAYS EXHIBIT INCOMPETENCE.

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  29. Feigning sickness so soon. Ask the republican president since IG reports to president. You guys are so dull

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  30. If he dies in jail I swear that will leave to the disintegration of Zambia. And mark my work, if that happens Lungu will face the barrel of the gun square! He will pay with his life for killing HH.

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    • ULEBWATILO KUTALI SANA YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ZAMBIA. EVEN HH THOUGHT BY CALLING TROUBLE UPON HIMSELVE AND GET ARRESTED, PEOPLE WILL RIOTIN FOR HIM TO LOOK LOVED.

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  31. Ine nidabwa about all this argument ,bushe ni problem ya lungu the presisident elect or ni ma imposers balakwa?

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    • we have reached at a point of no return.The battle lines have been drawn may the God of Abraham help us.Their no two ways about it.Its war time.Barotseland will be born soon.

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  32. This is a clear case of treason HH has committed.

    What will apply is not road safety but national security.

    What HH committed was not a traffic offence but a national security breach.

    Don’t think those guys who plunge their cars into buildings in Europe commit traffic offences – No!!

    HH refused to give way to the head of state after being commanded by the presidential motorcade sweepers.

    That means HH willfully chose to endanger the life of the head of state, thereby willfully threatening the security of the nation, which is treason.

    HH cannot claim in court the he did not willfully refuse to give way but accidentally did so.

    What type of thinking would that be – Mushipe’s?

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    • The presidential motorcade requires both lanes all the time not necessarily for road safety reasons but for security reasons.

      Please understand that, that HH will not be charged for careless driving (after all he was not driving), but for security bleach.

      The argument that he was not driving dies not hold water, because when you are being driven by a personal driver, you are in charge of his conduct in the road.

      You stop this driver when you want him to stop and tells him to turn when you want to.

      You are fully in charge and answerable to any matters that may border on security, while he may answer one or two queries regarding traffic.

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    • HH cannot just head towards Namibia, and force his way onto the Namibian side, without stopping at the border checkpoint, and then claim it was not me driving it was my driver.

      While his driver may be given traffic offence charges, HH will answer more serious security breach charges.

      That very act would lead to many charges on HH, because HH is fully responsible for the behaviour of his personal driver.

      So those who joke must stop and think twice, if you think HH has no case, think twice.

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  33. BA MWAMBA UKUPOKA ICHINSENDA KUNACHILILA. SOBER UP. GO THROUGH YOUR LAWYERS. IT’S ONLY THE DOCTORS WHO CAN ADVISE.

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  34. People are tired of HH’S antics when will he grow up
    Ati Lungu will pay with his life when HH dies never back to sender.The innocent lives that were lost directly or indirectly from his greed suffered quietly what is wrong with him going the same way you reap what you sow.

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  35. Sympathisers of UPND, instead of insulting Lungu and condemning his good christianity, just advise HH that the Bible says obey those in Authority, you will be helping solve this problem.

    But if you will ignore when HH disobeys authority but when police enforce law and order then you complain, you will be helping amplify the problem.

    Romans 13:1-2 says:
    “All if you must obey those who rule over you. There are no authorities except the ones God has chosen. Those who now rule have been chosen by God. So those who opposes the authorities opposes leaders whom God has appointed. Those who do that will be judged.”,

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    • Romans 13:4 says:
      “The authorities are God’s servants for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of rath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”

      So, God expects everyone to honour those in authority, and those in authority to punish wrongdoers.

      So, show such scriptures to HH if he claims he is a Christian.

      In fact it is the pride of refusing to recognize Lungu as president that gave birth to hiim refusing to give way to presidential motorcade.

      But you know pride goes before the fall.

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    • So do not condemn the police anyhow because they have a mandate given by God, according to Rom 13:4, to punish wrongdoers.

      And according to Rom 13:2, anyone who opposes authority is opposing God’s establishment.

      Therefore, be careful lest you be found insulting what God has instituted.

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  36. The history of Zambia’s fall from a potentially ‘right thinking society’ that said NO to dictatorship in 1991, to what it has since become, appears to be only known to those who have hitherto managed to remain sober in analysis. In between, a horde of opportunistic blood thirsty ignorant people, that includes unprincipled and purchased pseudo intellectuals, has taken over. That is, birth of the PF – functioning outside a traditional political spectrum by abandoning liberal democracy and replacing it with political violence that has no moral or legal restraint. Operating through mobilising the masses in untruths to try and futilely rejuvenate themselves from the decadence of their origin. With this party and President, Zambia is doomed.

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    • Don’t wory people of Barosteland they are feeling the heat.KK is dying soon and PF will be the last Government to rule Zambia.

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  37. Is Blood Thirsty Egocentric Satanist the Proprietor of Zambian Eye Observer ? Because the site has been inoperable from the time he was smoked out from his Basement Bunker where presumably he was updating the Eagle’s Eye from.
    I bet the Savers have been uprooted as well.

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  38. The Mongu fiasco was merely a setup stint by PF.

    Why there was no advance vehicles or motor-bikes in his convoy.
    Also wasn’t his security people didn’t an advance recon???

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  39. UPND FIND ANOTHER LEADER THIS HH IS OVER AND IS WEIGHING DOWN YOUR PARTY

    HE WAS MISLEAD BY HIS CADRES AND WILL BE CONVICTED OF TREASON ITS A SIMPLE RESULT OF THAT MISLEAD AND NOW FRIENDS AND CADRES ARE SUDDENLY VERY VERY FEW

    LOOK FOR ANOTHER LEADER TO TAKEOVER

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  40. The Real Reason for framing,arresting and charging HH with Treason is to force him to withdraw the Petition and recognize Lungu without any precondions. Lungu knows he cannot win a Constitutional War at ICJ so he is killing the Petition by imprisoning the Petitioners.Lungu having blocked the Petition Hearing in the Zambian Courts does not want this Petition heard at ICJ becoz he knows he will lose the Case without doubt. Its now up to the International and Regional Bodies and ICJ to make sure the Petition is heard and disposed off at ICJ. Until the Petition is heard the International Community should apply economic and travel sanctions on the illegitimate Lungu govt. After his barbaric raid on HH’s House ICC should indite Lungu for committing crimes against humanity.# Let the Petition be…

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  41. he will not gate out of treason alive, so you no, oh, HH!!!!!!!!!! you are indeed a bla,t that wishes good for itself at all, now we no how you got rich eh, this time i wish you a hard prison detention than ever with all of your party members. you are going strait to hel!l this time you mo,ron. kolokonbwa!!!!

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  42. You don’t demand you ask. How do you know his condition when you haven’t visited him and how come the toxic gas only affected HH and not his madam?

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  43. Interesting sound of anguish from the infamous NGO (upnd) Camp. HH supporters should have realized that their leader was treading on dangerous ground! Unfortunately, all of them are headless chickens who would affirm whatever nonsense that came out of their leader’s mouth. Politically, HH has been rejected by majority Zambians several times and this is an empirically verifiable fact! Overall, hh has been trying to force himself on majority Zambians but he has no qualities of a prudent leader……….a typical scenario of an impotent man trying to rape a woman!
    Good riddance anyway!!

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  44. I remember when I accompanied Mighty supporters…. There is a song we used to sing; “BOLA NA NAIKOSA” but the Mighty supporters has boycotted singing the song because KJ photocopied the song. Chacine kwati nomba Bola naikosa pa ZED

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  45. Next time HH was going to be so daring that he was going to step forward and slap Edgar in the face and Edgar was not going to react for fear of the International Community .

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  46. FLASH!!!!
    American intervention in Zambia is imminent
    The CIA has a synister plan
    Troops on Diego Garcia will lead the attack, via Angola
    Watch this space
    PS: The docile Zambians will not know what hit them

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    • The best GBM can do right now is to give the UPND a better type of leadership that is non-tribla, nepotit as compared to what HH has been offering all these years. Lets face it or not, HH is not going to come back to lead the UPND with a criminal record. It just wont work. Lets just turn to these intelligent Bembas like GBM, Sichinga, Nevers and Miles Sampa because in them lies the future of Zambia under the UPND !

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  47. i would advice if HH did what he was accused off let him apologize to the president, so that he can come out.
    this problem of charging mr HH with treason it will bring problems to us people in zambia
    and you people in office you will be ok but us on public,some might end killing each other
    we dont want the lose people.
    please forgive him if did so we want peace in our country,

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  48. @Lenox

    I agree with you, however, the UPND people should have advised him accordingly. Despite the differences with ECL, have respect for the Presidency. If the Law does not take its course, it is just as bad. The guy can do whatever, he thinks and can cause mayhem in the country. Let him be charged, and give him his day in the courts. Releasing him because the UPND people, “balesabaila” is abandoning leadership and is equally bad. GBM and Co should work on cooling the tempers of the UPND, if GBM is a leader worth talking about and let the Law take its course. If UPND does not tone down, then the police will jump in to maintain order, in the only way they “know”, and UPND will sing the blues “Vey bate me but I dd noting”

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  49. **NEZ (new educated Zambia UPND ) BEST BLOGGER 2016.

    95% of YOUR s i l l y blogs are insults. Who voted for the chap?

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  50. GBM, your role now is to take leadership of the party in these difficult times.

    Now what am I saying? Kikikikikiki…as if I didn’t know better! Bemba monkey to lead UPND?

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  51. As we watched fatso assume the presidency of Adolf’s party one could see he was soooo excited like a little puppy with a bone. And to his credit he embraced us spoke better than Adolf but we still don’t trust him. Indeed as I said before, Adolf has not been well for sometime now,he has been hallucinating, speaking to himself and having little or no sleep. This time out courtesy of state quarters is a welcome distraction as he figures out how long he needs to look foolish. Lift your decree on your MPs, Lets us come up with a formula to tell the people what we stand for not through the eyes of one man who is power hungry..2021 zamfo.

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  52. The United States government says it is concerned with the heightened political tension in Zambia, two days after the arrest of opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.
    In a brief but concise statement released by the Public Affairs Office at the United States Embassy in Lusaka today, the American government urged political actors in Zambia to exercise restraint in addressing differences.
    “The United States government remains concerned over heightened political tension in Zambia, specifically noting the April 10 police raid of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s Lusaka residence and his subsequent arrest for treason,” read the statement in part.
    “Recent events underscore the need for peaceful dialogue between the opposition and ruling party on matters of national concern.”
    The…

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  53. As we watched fatso assume the presidency of Adolf’s party one could see he was soooo excited like a little puppy with a bone. And to his credit he embraced us spoke better than Adolf but we still don’t trust him. Indeed as I said before, Adolf has not been well for sometime now,he has been hallucinating, speaking to himself and having little or no sleep. This time out courtesy of state quarters is a welcome distraction as he figures out how long he needs to look foolish. Lift your decree on your MPs, Lets us come up with a formula to tell the people what we stand for not through the eyes of one man who is power hungry.

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  54. This Mwamba must just shut up, until he joined UPND the party was peaceful. This chap has put this man HH in trouble. HH followed only money from GBM there is nothing more. Canicius Banda was more dignified than this illiterate vice of HH. As for America forget about their double standards, where were they when this HH was hauling insults at our president?

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  55. The best GBM can do right now is to give the UPND a better type of leadership that is non-tribal, nepotist as compared to what HH has been offering all these years. Lets face it or not, HH is not going to come back to lead the UPND with a criminal record. It just wont work. Lets just turn to these intelligent Bembas like GBM, Sichinga, Nevers and Miles Sampa because in them lies the future of Zambia under the UPND !

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