Charles Kakoma
Charles Kakoma

UPND KAKOMA NOW CLAIMS POISONOUS CHEMICAL IN TEARGAS THAT WAS USED TO SMOKE HH OUT OF HIS HIDING PLACE – BY SUNDAY CHANDA, DIRECTOR FOR MEDIA, PF

Lusaka, 16th April 2017- While we have continued to restrain ourselves to commend on this matter as it is purely a Police and judicial matter, but it is clear to see that our colleagues in the United Party for National Development (UPND). Since they are determined to take a political tone on a matter that is criminal in nature, we shall equally give it a political response as follows:

Firstly, in their usual failed propaganda style, the UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma is now claiming that a poisonous chemical was used in the teargas at Mr. Hakainde Hichilema (HH) residence on April 10th 2017. We would like to remind members of the public that HH himself started this allegation as proven by text messages he kept sending to his pay masters and sympathisers while in hiding.

Secondly, HH claimed that his face, eyes, lips and indeed his skin were swollen. This news went viral in the early hours of April 11th 2017, shortly before he was apprehended and taken into Police custody.

Thirdly, to everyone’s amazement, HH was in perfect health without any bruises or swelling on any part of his body. His perfect health was further confirmed by his wife in a video recording where she categorically stated that her husband HH as she fondly calls him was in perfect health. Mrs Hakainde further narrated how she was the only one who was affected by the teargas and added that she fainted only because she is asthmatic and NOT that there was any poisonous chemical in the teargas.

Fourthly, HH, his wife and son reportedly locked themselves up in a room during the raid and it is worth noting that the trio were subjected to the same teargas. Therefore, if at all there was indeed any poisonous chemical in that teargas it should have affected all three of them. It is strange that the poisoning spared the son and mother but only affected HH yet they were in the same room!

In conclusion, therefore, we find Mr Kakoma’s allegations politically fraudulent, dumb-founded and absurd. It is indeed laughable that Charles Kakoma is trying to get the attention and sympathy of the International community with such pathetic lies. No one in their right mind would even waste time to investigate such a bogus “poisoning” claim. Clearly the UPND have nothing else to talk about. We urge them to invest their energy to reflect on their wrong doings and seek forgiveness and not keep peddling falsehoods. Members of the public are therefore advised to ignore Mr. Kakoma’s hallucinations and wait for the due process of the Law on Mr Hichilema’s matter.

Issued By: Sunday Chanda,
Director for Media
PF Headquarters

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    • Is he the only one that inhaled the poison. What about garden boy. What about . Mutinta.

      Ainvela selo. I hope he will now recognise ecl as elect.

      These politicians never taste the teargass because they send cadres to brave tear gass while they are dinning

      Its good his children and wife have felt the teargass too. Vely good.

      Bwana thats what we call tear gass lol

      Its not nerve gass poison

      Just be strong

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    • Ponioponio Chanda ifwile ilamucupa sana. He has no time to reflect on the life he is leading, together with his PF leadership. Guys, in life you need to find time to reflect, even just 10 minutes per week is good.

      Meanwhile, prepare for hardship as Benos Elias has launched an online petition, that calls on all well-meaning Zambians/Friends in the diaspora and those in Zambia to join forces in signing the petition to the office of the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and his foreign affairs relations committee chair, Senator Ed Royce to halt funding to Zambia with immediate effect until HH is released and in good health. I just signed that a an hour ago.

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    • I WAS ALSO THINKING THE SAME AS SUNDAY CHANDA. BUT ON SECOND THOUGHT I AVOIDED BLOGGING ABOUT THE FACT THAT HH, NABA NAMWANA NO MWANA ACCORDING TO WHAT BANA MWANA SAID WERE ALL HIDING IN THE SAME PLACE, ETC, ETC BECAUSE THE ALL THING IS IN THE HANDS OF LEGAL PROCESSES AND YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU ARE CROSSING THE LINE IN THE LEGAL CONTEXT. HOWEVER, WHAT CHANDA HAS SAID IS SENSIBAL AND TRUE.

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    • @Nostradamus…exactly. And, people like Sunday Chanda; these are people that have failed meseroubaly in their own lives as individuals, just like drunken ECL. For Sunday, he now has no hair left so thats the only thing which can put food on the table. He failed to find a job in life, tried his own NGO in Kabwe, it failed. Luckily, MMD was beginning to mess up, and he jumped on the winning Team of Sata. Today, all he can do is sing songs for Edgar, encubate corruption, peddle tribalism, and perpetuate violence. So members of the public are therefore advised to ignore this bald headed’s hallucinations and wait for the due process of poverty and hunger to see what he really is.

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    • If what causes the discomfortable effects on those teargassed is not classified poison to body physiology then what is it? Channel 5 perfume?

      Would it not be appropriate that the police spokesperson responds to Kakoma’s assertions and not PF’s Sunday Chanda? Anyway reasoning is always thrown out of the window when a know-it-all attitude gets to the head of many a politician!

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    • Iwe Sunday Chanda tizakoana when your time comes.

      Always defending PF thuggery.

      If HH dies PF and Lungu are responsible for his death.

      Just make sure he is released unconditionally and in perfect health otherwise people will be annoyed beyond control and guns will not threaten them.

      Only a frightened regime uses guns against its people.

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  1. Politics belong to half or poorly educated people. Those in offices and in opposition today claim to be educated with degrees, see now they want to kill themselves.
    It is very shameful to Zambia sliding back in the 70s, 80s.
    No democracy now. I neither support PF nor UPND.

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  2. @1 bantubotatwe, we Zambians are perfectly okay, the worst thing that ever happened to the good people of southern is hh and his UPNDonkeys, for how can you have donkeys as opposition? What crime did southern commit to deserve such shame?
    Mazoka legt a good party and then clueless donkeys take over.

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    • @ Terrible, even up to this day you dont know the meaning of “We” . Say “I” ..”We” with who? And by any meaningful standards, 73% of Zambians (except ECL and a few others in the corrupt regime) have no access to adequate health care, schools, water and electricity. But, since the lack of these services you have been told is now normal, you have been made to belief that it’s development, and so you think you are ok. Travel out of Africa with PF money you keep stealing and see what development is.

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  3. Dull Chanda. Do not make idoit statements. The approach of the police were wrong. Why teargas children or his wife. Or even his house. Why rob him and destroy his property? Keep your self well so that you will face jail one day. Don’t your illegal lungu will always be there.

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  4. Which imbecile would believe your statement, why did the PF police have to use poisonous tear gas anyway?

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  5. Upnd cadres please note that,the police is allowed to use any means by law to get to a suspect!!a lot of senior officers have confirmed the same in the media.just try to commit a criminal offence then see if ZP will treat you with kid gloves!!HH COMMITTED A CRIMINAL OFFENCE IN MONGU WHICH EVEN TRUMP CANNOT SUPPORT.THEREFORE,WHEN ZP WENT TO ARREST HH,THEY WERE READY TO USE ANY MEANS TO ARREST HIM.so stop crying bo Kakoma.you were in Mongu with your HH so you could have advised him to give way to a presidential motorcade.but am sure all upnd leaders in mongu then didnt know the concequences though they claim to be more wiser than current Govnt officials!!!SADLY FOR THEM,IGNORANCE IS NO DEFENCE IN LAW.HENCE,MR SUNDAY CHANDA IS VERY RIGHT.UPND MUST SIMPLY LET THE LAW TAKE ITS COURSE.RANTING…

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    • Lier!!! Lier!! Trump is always heckled everytime his motorcade goes out, just a a few days after been elected, he got a rude shock when protesters outside his office showed him their naked butts and screamed, tru… Kiss my arse, police didn’t teargas anyone, just two weeks ago a group of college students threw a piece of wood at his motorcade, the police in USA didn’t go and tear gas the entire college, to fish out the boy, no treason charge pressed against the students.

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    • @ Njimbu….I wonder what your level of education is since today, even the most silly chapp can access internet with MTN and blog ignorance! Atleast you would do yourself a favour if you chat up or make an effort to read material..Go and wank your azz off if you have nothing to do..

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    • I am cracking with laughter @ Njimbu! Its nice not to invite bees to yourself and think information does not filter around that you would choose to join a discussion taking a retrogressive stance on law enforcement!

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  6. Zambia is now a full swing dictatorship. I will be travelling to the United Kingdom and united States next week in order to meet with various stakeholders and to discuss options for getting rid of this corrupt and abhorrent illegal government. I won’t stop the aim just because my president is arrested. As he always told me, keep moving… and moving I will do..stay strong president

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    • You should also carry the video footage in mongu.

      But remember you dont just travel to the uk as if you are going to dundumwezi.

      Which airline are you using

      Who gave you the visa. And when. Chaps like you have never Boarded a plane.

      Usual empty talk.

      That aside who ever you will bring has to talk to ecl who you dont recognisw or else just wait for the due xourse of slow court system.

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    • You should also carry the footage of how many people in Southern province were victimised, their houses burnt, some killed, and banished from Southern province, turned into refugees just because they were not Tonga. Tell whoever you will meet that HH supports genocides of non-Tonga people.

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  7. -this Mr chanda what is he saying mwebanda without shame on him .
    -it was mumbi phiri who told the police to arrest HH
    -they have no shame on this humanity
    -they are hypocrites PF with forked tongues
    -they failed to even allow the man to get medical help
    -what kind of democracy is this.
    -they even conducted a referendum this cheats when they cant observe simple human right on arresting individuals.
    -Michael Sata insulted the late Mwanawasa day and nite but was never teargassed +rocked in jail like this
    -Lilayi training camp is not a detention center but a military academy and its being used to keep HH away from his supporters .
    -where is the church in Zambia
    -where is SADC,AU and UN
    _ Trump please from Korea come and help us

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    • Pls Check your facts….

      Under whose watch was Michael Chilufya Sata arrested for more than 40days in Mukobeko on a trumped up Non-Bailable charge of Motor Vehicle theft?

      Do not over eulogize LPM, he was just as human.

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  8. @NEZ:your trips to UK,USA,name it wont help HH in anyway.he will remain in jail until the law takes its course!!you have been calling Edgar Lungu an illegal president since 11/08/2016 but your legal president alas “cuundu chaitwa chairman” HH is mudende!!!Ranting online or via the media has made you all upnd work done zero(achieve nothing)!!MULENGA SATA,MILES SAMPA,MAUREEN MWANAWASA,EDWARD LIFWEKELO,MUMBI REALISED HOW USELESS HH IS AFTER 11/08/2016 AND DITCHED YOUR TRIBAL PARTY.DR GUY SCOTT IS ALSO VERY QUIET KNOWING TOO WELL THAT PF HAS NUMBERS IN 6.5 PROVINCES SO DEFEATING IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE!!LEAVING ONLY HARDCORE TRIBALISTS SUCH AS NEZ,SPAKA,MALOZA,NDOBO,WANZELU,ETC IN UPND!!so find what to do nez and stop troubling your heart marketing the UNVOTABLE HH!!

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  9. Even Kaunda tried to silence political opponents but he left state house..i remember as a young boy then listening to the late Alexander Kamalondo (MCC) for Luapula Province saying he will sort out the MMD in the same torn that Kampyongo says about UPND but UNIP finally lost power. Kaunda killed Kapwepwe, Nkumbula and many more but was removed by a small chap called Chiluba.Even late Chiluba thought that by appointing Mwanawasa as his successor all his deals while in state house would be concealed but all in vain.
    So even Lungu might want to leave someone he trusts as his successor but the same person may turn against him…..not all may be on his side

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  10. The poison was genetically modified to only pick out HH’s genetic makeup and appears to only work when HH is sent to prison. If he gets released, he will claim to have defeated the poison and therefore fulfilling his wish of sacrificing his life for Zambia. What a load of Tosh!!

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  11. Surely a criminal commits a crime in the presence of Zambia police and let the criminal go and later goes to his house in the night to say bwana you a committed a crime during the day we are after you,Can that person believe u or not

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  12. Why does the pf issue a statement that gets headlines when the only pipo issuing a statement should be police or ministry of home affairs. Pf party machine is not the Government

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  13. Upnd zealots should realize that police acted that way in mongu to avoid disrupting the Kuomboka. They had to behave in a weak way because of respect for the litunga. HH bused cadres from Lusaka to go and confuse the Kuomboka. Hard it not have been for the ceremony under normal circumstances police would have opened fire or picked up hh without fail. Mulandu siwubola. HH OVAL HEAD knew that he has put his life in danger by his stupid behavior and knew he was not going to be let free. Cadres have put him in trouble and now he is suffering alone.

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    • Tear gas is not for large crowds only. Even Saddam Hussein was smoked out of his hole, one person. It is used in crowd control tactics before ultimate force is used, that’s why you usually associate it to crowds.

      It is a discomfort used to keep people away from some area, or to get them out of some hiding place. In this case since the target had locked himself in, Police had the following options:
      1. Call him out I.e. plead with him to come out
      2. Force him out (by tear gas)
      3. Forcibly gain entry to the room (breaking the door using cutters, guns, or even bombs)

      They used the first two, and thankfully before they went to number 3, he came out.

      Hope this helps your questions.

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  14. Proverbs 27:12 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

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  15. If there was thinking in the country the PF would have been the first to condemn the way HH was picked from his home. Such draconian approach to issues have stopped in most parts of Africa, it is just here where you see such barbaric acts and what we call government is mute. The government should have been the first to condemn the Police

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  16. It was and is completely unnecessary to pick a political opponent using tear gas, guns and bombs in this day and age. I am non partisan and I hope PF members become objective and condemn this dastardly act. There are better ways of picking a citizen who is just a suspect. Let’s wake up please

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  17. Sunday’ wife is the Deputy High Commissioner – U.K., so you can understand why he is highly motivated to ensure that the status quo remains as is. Mouths to feed abound.

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  18. I wish our let Micheal Chilufya sata could see what is happening now. may his soul R.I.p.

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  19. surely how can some say that? ati politicians always send other people’s children to protest and get tear gassed. now its their children’s turn and in an enclosed building. they got a lion’s share of the tear gas. atleast my grant children share tear gas with neighbors and its always in an open place. am sure politicians do not even know the difference between tear gas and poisson. i propose that police should drop six in parliament one day and close all windows for just 5 minutes and they will stop inciting our grand children.

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  20. The issue is some poisonous gas might have been used at HH’s House during the illegal Raid by the Police. Why is PF answering the question on behalf of ZPS? Is Sunday Chanda now a ZPS Spokesman knowledgeable in what type of gas was used at HH’s House? Teargas is used by Police to control crowds and there was no crowd at HH’s House. The Police wanted to arrest HH. Why didnt they summon him to report to the Police Station? HH is a law abiding citizen and has been summoned to the Police Station b4 and has always complied. What was the motive of sending 500 heavily armed Policemen, 50 soldiers and several PF Officials in Police Uniform to HH’s House at Mid Nite, breaking the gate open, teargassing the occupants etc? If the motive was not to poison HH or kill him in his home then what was…

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  21. The question is why was Teargas ever used In a home during the illegal Mid Nite Raid at HH’s House? Was the Teargas laced with poison? Who authorized the Raid and why? The Police could have summoned HH to the Police Station. Why did the ZPS need a Military Operation to arrest one man who had not been summoned to report to the Police Station? Its reasonable to assume that ZPS was on a Mission to kill or poison HH in his own House and then blame the workers for the murder. The Police owe the Nation an explanation and an apology to HH’s Family. This Police Raid proved to the entire World that under the illegitimate Lungu Regime Zambia is now a failed Police State.

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  22. Kaizer Zulu”s strategy to kill the Petition and solve Lungu’s Illegitimacy issues by imprisoning the Petitioners will backfire.Lungu will be under pressure to have the Petition heard in Court otherwise many countries will de-recognize him and have Economic and Travel sanctions slapped on him and his fellow Criminals until the Petition is heard in Court.

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  23. MR CHANDA THE BEANS HAS ALREADY BEEN SPILLED BY YOUR OWN PEOPLE AND AMOS WAS CAUGHT ENCOURAGING THE IG TO CONTINUE ‘DOING THEIR JOB’ UNTIL TUESDAY AND THAT HH SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE TO ALL THOSE SPEAKING FOR THE MAJORITY POOR ZAMBIANS. OUR TAX SHOULD NOT MISDIRECTED IN THIS MANNER WHEN HOSPITALS HAVE NO MEDICINES AND BUDDINGS. MEALIE MEAL PRICES ARE ESCALATING WHILE KAISER, MULUSA AND KAMPYONGO SPEND ZMW18000 PER NIGHT ON EXPENSIVE 21 YEAR OLD JAMESON WHISKY! WHAT A WRECK-LESS LOT.
    YOU ARE SUCH JOKES AND I WONDER WHAT GOD WILL ALLOW ANOTHER MAN TO TAKE THE LIFE OF ANOTHER. ALL FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY AND POWER?

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  24. MR CHANDA THE BEANS HAS ALREADY BEEN SPILLED BY YOUR OWN PEOPLE AND AMOS WAS CAUGHT ENCOURAGING THE IG TO CONTINUE ‘DOING THEIR JOB’ UNTIL TUESDAY AND THAT HH SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE TO ALL THOSE SPEAKING FOR THE MAJORITY POOR ZAMBIANS. OUR TAX SHOULD NOT BE MISDIRECTED IN THIS MANNER WHEN HOSPITALS HAVE NO MEDICINES AND BEDDINGS.
    MEALIE MEAL PRICES ARE ESCALATING ON A DAILY BASIS WHILE KAISER, MULUSA, KAMPYONGO AND THE HEARTLESS LOT OF LIKE PF CADRES SPEND ZMW18000 PER NIGHT PER PERSON ON EXPENSIVE 21 YEAR OLD JAMESON WHISKY! WHAT A WRECK-LESS LOT.
    YOUR SPONTANEOUS DECISIONS ARE EARNING ZAMBIA A VERY BAD NAME AND SUCH FLIMSY EXCUSES FOR ARRESTING SOMEONE WHO IS GIVING YOU CHECKS AND BALANCES IS A DISPLAY OF ARROGANCE, CRUELTY AND INSECURITY. A LOOK AT THE CALIBER OF THE INNER CIRCLE…

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  25. OF THE PRESIDENT IS SUCH AN ASTONISHING, EMBARRASSING AND UNBELIEVABLE ARRANGEMENT THAT JUST BRINGS THE QUALITY OF THE PRESIDENCY TO UNTHINKABLY LOW RATINGS. IT IS A WONDER WHAT HIT ZAMBIA.
    YOU ARE SUCH JOKES AND I WONDER WHAT GOD WILL ALLOW ANOTHER MAN TO TAKE THE LIFE OF ANOTHER. ALL FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY AND POWER?

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  26. Ati Zambians in the diaspora to sign a petition for HH my foot which diaspora I sign petitions for wise leaders not arrogant self serving.immature leaders.

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