Zambia is not for Sale to the Highest Bidder

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Sunday Chanda
Sunday Chanda

By Sunday Chanda

The Patriotic Front is aware that the trust backing the UPND leader is bent on interfering in our internal politics and this they have been doing for a while. They were in Zambia during last year’s campaigns as Hichilema’s image builders and consultants and today they have lined up their people across the continent and indeed the globe to issue statements aimed at creating a false image of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu as a tyrant.

We have noticed a desperate attempt by some paid voices for hire that are hell bent on tarnishing the image of Zambia as a peaceful country and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu as a just and astute politician. In recent past, we have been greeted with imperialist corporate interests and voices inducted by the foundation to forward and safeguard these interests and profits in Africa. This is a type of neo-colonialism with a band of hired guns or stooges to which HH is a member earmarked to deliver Zambia to them.

‘Money over matter’ type of politics have been at play ever since UPND leader HH was arrested and charged with treason among other offences following his publicly televised reckless ‘race’ against President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade on the day of the Kuomboka Ceremony.

We cannot discuss the matter in detail because it is before the court but nevertheless we can give the general public, local and beyond, a perspective or context so that they are not duped by the pack paid for and owned by a well known Foundation.

This Foundation’s members include the loudest voices in this African Game of Thrones were the voices for hire want to demonise President Lungu, an educated lawyer and seasoned politician who knows that the best a leader can do is follow the law and not defy it wantonly in order to remain relevant.

On 25th January 2015, President Edgar Lungu, grossly under rated by HH and his under educated image builders was sworn in as President of Zambia after a gruelling nail biting race. HH refused to recognise the vox populi then and embarked on all manner of defiance that smacked of nothing but illegality.

This included derogatory language heaped on President Lungu that cannot under normal circumstances be allowed in a functional or budding democracy like Zambia. His legislators frustrated parliamentary debates and embarked on all sorts of cheap schemes to frustrate the government including dramatic but unparliamentary walk outs.

President Lungu still marched with eyes on service to the people, proceeding to win another election and beating HH for the second time in under 20 months, perhaps the source of the intense bitterness HH holds against President Lungu—twice beaten twice bitter!

After the ECZ declared President Lungu, HH cried foul like the political baby that he is, stamped his feet like a toddler and ran to the Constitutional Court with a pack of lawyers looking for a pay day. After a gruelling two weeks of back and forth at the Constitutional Court, HH lost to the same man he had contempt for, for the third time in 20 months, a very painful pill to swallow.

During the two week period, President Lungu remained calm, prayed and did not succumb to the insults HH and his friends kept hurling at him, even after the Constitution Court on 12th September returned with a verdict that the ECZ was right, Edgar Lungu was legally the President and HH had lost. This was the fourth time HH was losing to the same opponent in less than 20 months.

Instead of swallowing the humble pie, HH now resorted back to insults, calling an elected President Lungu a ‘hyena with no plan ‘and any sort of derogatory terms he could muster during his public outcries for attention, but President Lungu ignored him.

Without commenting on a matter before the Courts, it’s clear that after running out of patience after sensing President Lungu would continue ignoring him even if he stood up on the hill and insulted him, a desperate HH moved his drama a notch up as the circulated video depicted and almost caused serious death and or maybe even potential death of the elected President that day in Mongu. The footage is there for all to see and it speaks volumes regarding what HH’s obsession for the Presidency has driven him to; levels were he does not mind causing harm both to himself and other individuals.

We therefore call upon his vuvuzelas paid for by well-known neo-colonialists to step back and see the context and history of their ‘bad boy’s ‘behaviour they sink more money in a bottomless pit of losses. It is a fact that HH is a political loss super case study and his supporters must wake up to this reality before he grinds all of them to a political abyss or worse still get someone killed with their reckless demonstrations.

President Lungu has shown under pressure that he will observe the law to the matter so therefore if anyone wanted to be fair and chose sides, let them chose President Lungu. Zambians and the President love their peace and have shown their commitment to peace through very trying times. This is because President Lungu respects the rule of the law—HH doesn’t.

HH with his friends and their questionable financiers on the other hand have shown relentlessly that they will work doubly hard to destroy the peace that President Lungu guards jealously. Some of these mouthpieces do not have any morality to lecturer anyone, later on Zambia about democracy and peace building. They carry more dictatorial baggage than anyone can ever imagine. Others suffer from the same complex of refusing to accept the will of the people as HH does. They have never understood that Vox Populi, Vox Dei. It is laughable that bloodthirsty individuals and former dictators, including the “Nazi Party” in South Africa are paid to speak in order to tarnish Zambia’s enviable image.

We are also not shocked when UPND is supported by the Democratic Alliance (DA). This is a political party that seeks to undo all that the people of Zambia sacrificed for in securing South Africa’s Freedom. DA is political party that exists to strengthen the hand of the apartheid legacy and racial supremacy in South Africa.

Everyone understands that neo-colonialism uses the likes of Mmusi Maimane to advance or implement foreign/alien agendas against the true wishes and felt interests of the marginalised indigenous majority. The beneficiaries of South Africa’s apartheid regime who represent capital have morphed into DA’s Mmusi Maimane. DA is not a project of Maimane; the original owners of DA are the Leons and the Zilles. Maimane knows that he is a political front and while he retains his name, he speaks and represents the interests of his matters the neo-colonialists.

In particular, we wish to challenge Mr. Raila Odinga to tell Zambians the lessons he learnt from Kenya’s Post-election violence after he behaved like Hichilema by refusing to accept the will of the people. Thousands of Kenyans lost their lives because Mr. Odinga refused to accept the will of the people after he accused former President Mwai Kibaki of rigging the election. This is Mr. Odinga’s style of politics and there is no doubt that Hichilema is being a very good student. Zambia is not for sale to the highest bidder!

While we do not agree with Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF’s) statement in totality, we agree when EFF confirms that Mr. Hichilema’s neo-liberal ideas will not lead to much needed transformation of social circumstances and economic emancipation in Zambia. The EFF is correct when it correctly states that the people of Zambia, through peaceful elections chose President Edgar Lungu, whom through political tolerance and harmonious contestation of ideas was able to lead an effective campaign. Further, the EFF is correct when it pronounces that they believe President Lungu had made progressive and admirable decisions to work with members of opposition party when elected in office to transform social circumstances and economic emancipation of people of Zambia. We certainly have no doubt that if availed the right information regarding Zambia’s socio-political and legal regime, most of EFF’s other concerns would not even arise.

Lastly, we therefore call upon Zambians of goodwill to reject populist business interests that threaten to slide Zambia in a dangerous abyss of chaos and possible spillage of blood. Let it be told to those who seek to auction our country to the highest bidder – keep your money, we will keep our country, our honour and our peace.

The Author is the Media Director of the Ruling Patriotic Front Party in Zambia

48 COMMENTS

  1. +23
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    Ati “keep your money, we will keep our country, our honour and our peace….”

    Tell Mutati to tell the IMF to go to hell then.

    Tell Lungu that Zambia belongs to Zambians, not to him.

    Sunday, what “honour ” do you have left? The proverbial honour amongst THIEVES?

    And where is the “peace” you are talking about? When a Zambian Citizen can be accused of treason for just BEING A PASSENGER IN A CAR?

    Maybe some PEPPER SPRAY down YOUR THROAT will make you think twice before you open your mouth again!

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      Sunday Chanda needs hair transplant like Wayne Roony to score a goal. When I tell people that Chanda masturbates too much, they think I am just a joker and a hater. I know this chap from Kabwe. He is a failed individual, all his projects are a failure, now see what he is saying. Let him tell the IMF to get the hell out of Zed too!

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      Day in day out, you keep telling us about, marketing Zambia in Israel, Sweden, Poland, you are the chaps selling the country to the highest bidder.

      And when did the concourt pass judgment concerning the presidential petition? For Chanda to claim that pf won.

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      Did you read the article as an intelligent scholar? No you did not or you have no capacity to digest rational argument is statements. There should be a time reason overcomes partisanism. This our country, UPND under HH are working hard to sell, and you support this? I chose to defend our country and those many Zambians who are on the side of peace and stability.

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      Now this is interesting. It was only yesterday when the directive was given by STATE HOUSE for people to stop commenting especially on HH’s arrest unless they are cleared to do so by Statehouse. So either this statement has the blessings of State House or Mr Chanda has thrown down the Gauntlet to his President to take action against him.

      Who knows maybe I might just get some clarification.

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      This fool is back at it again. You will be the first to be arrested after your illegal Lungu leaves office. Speak for yourself not the country. Sending of thugs and criminals dressed in police unifrom to an innocent person’s is unacceptable.

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      True Zambian, your response begs the question. The article is about the selfish and personal business benefit alliances HH formed with these foreigners. Your response is off course. This simply means that Sunday Chanda has vonvincing argument. I agree, HH is not for Zambians for for his business.

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      Sunday kalupala Chanda is a true representative of the PF; clueless and antagonistic. Because he is poorly educated, he actually believes in his theories. The truth is PF govt under Edgar is mediocre. The respect for the rule of law is non-existent. Surely even as dull as Sunday Kalupala Chanda is, she should know that throwing teargas into someone’s house is abhorrent. Denying people the right to peacefully demonstrate is archaic ….I could go on and on…….

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      IT IS COMMON SENSE THAT HH HAS NEVER BEEN INTERESTED IN THE WELLBEING OF ZAMBIANS BUT HIS POCKET. THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA MUST NOT BE FOOLED THAT HH IF ELECTED TO PRESIDENCY WOULD SOLVE ZAMBIA’S ECONOMIC ILLS. HE HAS GOT NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER. HIS INTEREST IS TO REVISIT THE AUCTIONING OF THE COUNTRY TO MAKE HIMSELF MORE MONEY. UNLESS ONE IS ABSOLUTELY BLIND AND DEAF- HH’S IDEAS ARE NOT FOR THE GENERAL INTEREST OF ZAMBIANS. IN FACT HE IS NOW UNDER PREASURE BY HIS FINACIERS AND NO WONDER THE DESPERATE BEHAVIOUR.

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      Sunday makes a lot of sense. This guy will go a long way. If upnd are looking for a leader look no further than one Sunday.

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      Sunday chanda is right. Craig Miller and his Anglo American business is funding the UPND. We shall not sit idle whilst we watch the Neo- Colonialists take over our country again, using selfish individuals like HH and his sympathizers, We do not want the like of Libya to come to this country, enough is enough with these greedy Colonialists to cause chaos so that they can steal our resources like they did to Libya, Irag and other victimized Nations where they used the same tricks…no no no no!

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    Just to fill your belly , you can create all these untruths ba Sunday Chanda. You just speak to protect your pay masters without thinking of the colossal damage you PF guys are doing to our dear country. It’s OUR country and NOT PF country.

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      You know you have no case here. Sunday Chanda is perfectly right. If you chose to deny facts then you need a head transplant my friend. Why do you guys fail to accept even issues you know are true just for the sake of not accepting defeat. Truth cannot be beaten by lies! just remember that.

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      Ken

      What truths ? Zambia is broke what highest bidder ?? Even China will not give lungu any more money.

      Why do you think he is running to the IMF??

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      Dull boy Sunday singing for his supper!

      Sunday, do you think that writing this crap with so many words is going convince Zambians? They have seen with their own eyes just how incompetent, corrupt and clueless Lungu and the PF are.

      You are a FAKE PARTY that STOLE a FAKE election for a FAKE president and no amount of words will change that FACT!

      If you had any love for Zambia you would admit it and get out. But you love STEALING even more!

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    The UPND is just bent on destroying this Country. You people know so very well that the decision to declare President Edgar Lungu(rightly so) whether wrong or right cannot and will never be reversed. You know so well that that pertition lapsed and will never be head again. You know for sure that EL is the current President of Zambia and you know very well that failing to accept is your right individually but as a Country that is the head of State. I really do not know what can work with the UPND, I don’t know!

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      KEN. IT IS NOT THE UPND THAT IS GOING AROUND THE WORLD WOOING INVESTORS. ALL THE MONEY SPEND ON TRAVELS AND ALLOWANCES HOTELS ETC? NOT FORGETTING THE LARGE GROUP THAT GOES WITH WHOEVER IS GOING COULD BE GIVEN AS LEND CAPITAL FOR US ZAMBIANS TO START UP ALL THE DEFUNCT FACTORIES AND START HOLDING OUR HEADS UP INSTEAD OF HAVING OUR HANDS OUTSTRETCHED BEGGING FOR FUNDS.ZAMBIA IS A RICH COUNTRY AND GIVEN A CHANCE WE CAN BUILD UP OUR COUNTRY AGAIN.

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      Sunday chanda deserves comms ministry. No insults no derogatory remarks in his article except one. Twice bitten twice bitter. Kiki that’s a good one chanda. Twice bitten twice bitter Kiki. Twice bitten twice bitter hh and all his charlatans.

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    excellent article, only facebook voters cry foul otherwise it was a clear white wash. DA must focus on stopping xenophobia and racism – those are the real issues.

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    Complete rubbish meant for consumption by kaponyas.

    Zambia is broke , What highest bidder ? Even China and India will not give lungu any more money. They have maxed out all the cards.
    The only last option is the IMF.

    Lenders and investors look at the spending power of citizens and know Zambias population are burdened by high taxes leaving little or no disposable income. This is even before the country starts paying back the 10 billion US owed.

    Zambia is just a burden to the west. Stop massaging the kaponyas egos with making them feel important. Zambia is of no strategic importance to the west. Just a drain on their foreign aid.

    All lungu has is copper being cleaned by Chinese and Indians. Copper mines in other countries ate much more productive.

    Stop lying to your selves.

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    Lungu is feeling the heat.

    They issued an arrest warrant for membe and failed to arrest him when he walked through the airport.

    Ati highest bidder ? If there is that possibility why are you running back to the IMF ??

    They have held so many “over subscribed” investor meetings yet not one investor has shown up. Every month we hear of “over subscribed” investor meeting.

    Lungu has even ordered stopping infrastructure projects blaming poor workmanship yet the truth is he has no more money.

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    Well said, my brother. Constructive piece which doesn’t delve into insults and untruths which is a norm by our comrades in opposition and their biased international accomplices. True, Mr. Chanda: ZAMBIA IS OURS, WE CHOSE WHO SHOULD LEAD US, WE REJECTED THOSE WHO WANTED TO SELL OUR FREEDOM AND HONOUR. THERE WILL BE NO FO.O.LISH UPRISINGS ONLY HARD WORK AND PEACE.

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      Zambia is broke…….Ati highest bidder ? If there is that possibility why are you running back to the IMF ??

      They have held so many “over subscribed” investor meetings yet not one investor has shown up. Every month we hear of “over subscribed” investor meeting.

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    sunday chanda hate HH and UPND. Pray for him….. Who built Victoria falls bridge? are they not neo liberalist you condemn? Tell me where Lungu is homeless or you don’t own a house….
    Socialism is a dead policy and untenable in meeting economic challenges. Why go to IMF if you (PF) hate neo liberalism? why remove subsidies on essential goods and fuel?

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    Iyee iwe Chi Sunday…! Where did you go to school. Read the news, and see if Zambia is mentioned by any western countries at all. Most people around the globe do not even know Zambia exists.
    A lot of western countries talk of The Gambia, Nigeria, Congo, Kenya, even Rwanda – Zimbabwe. No leader has even lifted a finger to boycott Zambia. You know why? No one cares, not even China or Taiwan.
    We have have had peace under the leadership of:
    KK
    Grey Zulu
    Mundiya
    Mainza Chona
    Elijah Mudenda
    Kebby Musokotwane
    Harry Nkumbula
    Did the above leaders destroy Zambia….? I did my history lessons, but I could be missing something.
    So why are we now having problems with Lungu and his PF supporters?

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      …we are having problems now because of your ka hh thing.
      ever since he ascended on your upnd throne through the back door, we have witnessed unprecedented stupity from this tonga party never seen before.
      remember its him and his cohorts that coined the mapatizya formular against the mmd and people applauded then but little did we know that, that was the begining of violence in zambia – i mean political wise.
      its actually hh who is a violent politician cos he has quarrelled with nearly every zambian wether politician, clergy, judiciary,president, ngos, editors, lawyers,women, men, kaponyas, name them, he has no respect for anyone. just go down the political memory lane and you will agree with me……

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    I cant read the article because it will be illegal to do so as the President has banned these same guys from issuing statements leading to HHs’ arrest. From the length of the article, you can tell that this is a real idle mind.

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    Sunday, talk to us Monday or just shut it. You talking too much and saying nothing worthy!

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    Collectively, these persons have no respect for ordinary folk. They think a few coppers will buy the morality of the people. What reason would a fully lucid person have in having their minds bended by these people? You get coppers and they get the Lion the Share of ruling your country for their own financial enhancement. That’s hardly a fair and equal share is it? We need to keep our heads and reject the devils agents.

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    Zed has gone to the dogs with PF kaponyas and lungu. Nobody on this planet could do wores. He is heading zed in a direction of division.

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    Facts I got from the article: Sunday is paid vuvuzela of PF and HH is still aggrieved about the elections.The rest is opinion or lies lies lies. E.g. did concourt pass judgement, ati ECZ was right? You have your man locked up, why the sleepless nights, esse ?

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    This is what happens when a junior kamcheka thug like Chanda gets an unexpected promotion due to Sata’s death – pure dementia. Threatening to beat up the whole world like a teenage child at his first drinking session

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    People learn to speak good of others , spend time on how you are going to enter heaven. We all do wrong things and no one spend time on our wrong things…Mwanawasa was vey good MHISRIP ,Lupia was good Mbuya Sata was one among them

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