PF MP Kelvin Sampa responds to EU Parliament Resolution on HH

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Kelvin Sampa hands over a vehicle to chief nkole mfumu which he donated to the palace to be used by the people in his chiefdom.
Kelvin Sampa

Patriotic Front Member of Parliament for Kasama, Kelvin Sampa has responded to the motion passed by the European Union Parliament, saying that PF refuse to believe that the EU Parliament would be as gullible as to be moved by half-truths and cheap propaganda emanating from desperate men and women of questionable moral standing.

In a statement released to the media, Mr Sampa said that the party finds it totally unacceptable that the EU Parliament would entertain a flawed motion, devoid of truthful facts

Below is the full statement

RESPONSE TO THE PRESS RELEASE 19 TH MAY 2017

“WE REFUSE TO BE BELIEVE THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IS SO GULLIBLE AS TO FALL FOR FALSEHOODS BEING FED TO IT BY ENEMIES OF ZAMBIA”, HON KELVIN MUTALE SAMPA, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT (LEGISLATOR IN THE PARLIAMENT OF ZAMBIA)

PF Headquarters, Lusaka, Zambia

Firstly I do not recall as a Member of the Zambian Parliament tabling or indeed discussing a motion within the European Union even if there is plenty to talk about from there! It is unbelievable that the European Parliament, with all the available avenues of verifying facts at its disposal, can easily fall for lies purveyed by enemies of the Zambian people. This is so especially when they seek to misrepresent happenings of a sovereign nation. We refuse to believe that the EU Parliament would be as gullible as to be moved by half-truths and cheap propaganda emanating from desperate men and women of questionable moral standing.

We have always held the view that the EU Parliament respects and promotes adherence to the rule of law. We have always held the view that it is not for the EU to dictate to African Countries what laws to enforce and conveniently so. Our view has been that the EU Parliament places demand on all political players within the EU and beyond to respect the laws of the land in which they are found.

We find it totally unacceptable that the EU Parliament would entertain a flawed motion, devoid of truthful facts. For starters, we do not need to remind the EU Parliament that Zambia is a sovereign country having attained her independence on 24th October 1964 from Britain. We are referring to Great Britain, which exercised its right to leave the EU in a Brexit Referendum Vote. Ever since our Independence, Zambia has enjoyed and cherished her political freedom and there is no intention whatsoever to trade it off at the altar of political expediency for anything.

It would be interesting to know from the EU Parliament which debated the motion herein referred to what constitutes treason under its regime. Under English law treason was redefined by the Treason Act 1795 and the principal forms now include: (1) compassing the death or serious injury of the sovereign or his (or her) spouse or eldest son; (2) levying war against the sovereign in his (or her) realm, which includes any insurrection against the authority of the sovereign or of the government that goes beyond riot or violent disorder; (3) giving aid or comfort to the sovereign’s enemies in wartime. We seek to know if the EU Parliament holds a different interpretation of treason from that of its former member, Britain.

The EU Parliament may wish to know that in Zambia treason may be committed in several ways including preparing or endeavouring to carry out by force any enterprise which usurps the executive power of the State in any matter of both a public and a general nature. (Section 43 (1) (d) of the Penal Code).

Section 43 (2) (a)-(b) of the Penal Code tells us what “by force” means. It says:

“(a) by force used in such a manner as, whether by reason of the number of persons involved or the means used or both, to imperil or be likely to imperil the safety of the State or to cause or be likely to cause death or grievous harm or serious damage to property; or

(b) by a show of force calculated to arouse reasonable apprehension that force will be used in such a manner as is described in paragraph (a).”

Under the Zambian legal regime, it is treason to compass (plot) or an attempt to kill or cause serious injury to the head of state. From the Penal Code, it is very clear that even merely causing reasonable fear to the head of state that force would be used against him suffices as use of force.

“…or to cause or be likely to cause death or grievous harm…” It is a no brainer that the above sentence can only apply to natural person as the “State” cannot be killed or grievously harmed. Neither can it apprehend any use of force.

Of course, it is not every plot to kill or seriously injure the President that would amount to treason but any such plot accompanied by any intention to usurp the executive power.

The EU Parliament would be interested to know that there have been serious delusions on the part of Opposition Hichilema’s sympathizers including his lawyers that the human rights of their client and his co-accused are being violated. This is a political assertion and not a legal one!

In specific terms, it is being alleged that their right to be presumed innocent until being found guilty is being violated by denying them bail. His lawyers are even attempting to argue that non-bailable offences are unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court of Zambia has held that: “…there is no constitutional right to bail for an accused person except where the trial is unreasonably delayed, no doubt through no fault of the accused…” – (Parekh v The People (1995).

Opposition leader Hichilema’s trial clearly fails to meet the above test because there has not been any unreasonable delay of the trial in any sense at all. He appeared in court within a week of being charged and he has since been properly bought to court for continued trial. The due process of the law is clearly being followed to the letter.

The EU Parliament certainly knows that not all human rights are not absolute. They may be legitimately taken away where circumstances justify. Our Constitution and the International Bill of Rights all recognize this elementary fact. Therefore, where a person like Opposition leader Hichilema is alleged to have committed a crime, the law will take its course to ensure that guilt does not go unpunished not that innocence should suffer.

The EU Parliament would wish to know that as the law takes its commanding course, certain rights and freedoms may be lawfully suspended. These may include liberty, movement and freedom of association. This is exactly what Opposition leader Hichilema and his co-accused in the crime charge are going through. They can therefore not be heard to say their human rights are being violated when there is every justification for the temporal suspension of their enjoyment of the above rights owing to the crimes they are alleged to have committed.

We also wish to remind the EU Parliament that the process to consult Zambians on withdrawal from the ICC was not triggered by the Patriotic Front. The EU Parliament knows better that the African Union has called for the mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 31st January 2017 at its annual heads of state of summit in Addis Ababa. Part of the resolution also said the AU would hold talks with the UN Security Council to push for the ICC to be reformed. While South Africa and Burundi decided to withdraw, accusing the ICC of undermining their sovereignty and unfairly targeting Africans, Zambia decided to consult the citizens and we expect the EU Parliament to commend the Patriotic Front Government for going this route. It is not true that the Patriotic Front wanted to pull out of the ICC because had that been the case, according to the Rome Statute, President Edgar Lungu is mandated to initiate an exit process from the ICC through a Parliamentary route but being a true democrat and leader who valued wider participation of Zambian citizens in the Country’s governance processes, he instead opted for a nationwide consultative process. If Opposition leader Hichilema opposed, he did so as part of other voices in the nation who took different sides to a debate initiated by the Patriotic Government. For the record, not even Patriotic Front argued for the exit from ICC. It is therefore malicious to bring the ICC debate into the issues surrounding the Opposition leader. The two matter are totally unrelated!

Lastly, we wish to call on the EU Parliament to respect the Judiciary of a Sovereign State as Zambia. We also remind them to consider and follow with keen interest the matters before the Courts of law. It is a misnomer to allege that Zambia has slid into dictatorship following Opposition Leader Hichilema’s arrest without considering the legal framework governing the charges he is faced with. We would be interested to know from the EU Parliament what should become of Opposition leaders who break the Zambian law. Should they be let to go scot free just because they have friends with money who can mobilize international voices for them?

We must remind the EU Parliament that it is wishful thinking to argue that the quick release of Opposition leader Hichilema will be a first step towards democracy in Zambia. We wish to remind the EU Parliament that Zambia has already made gigantic leaps towards the course of democracy and has been a shining example of democracy not only on the African continent but world over.

The EU Parliament would wish to know that Zambia is a nation of laws. There exists no lawful process of quickly releasing persons accused of serious crimes and who are undergoing trial. As has been argued before, what the EU Parliament is suggesting that Hichilema is released amounts to obstructing justice and flies in the very teeth of the rule of law.

Signed By:

Hon. Kelvin Mutale Sampa,
Member of Parliament in the Zambian Legislature,

102 COMMENTS

  1. +58
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    To cut the chase, the State prosecutors do NOT have any admissible evidence to back their treason charge on HH. Period.

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      How many spokespersons are there in PF? Any Tom, Dick and Harry can issue statement and attract the press? Wow! chickens are ruling us for real lol

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      Zambia indeed has many F.OO.Ls how can a Zambian parliament table a motion on the EU when

      1. The EU buys you medicine for your hospitals
      2. The EU members are contributors to the IMF and World Bank where you going to borrow money.
      etc

      Its really shows how backward Zambia is…. Without 40% of EU budget support to Zambia you can die like flies

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      Even call boys have become spokesmen….. go see how the EU finished Mugabe

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      In PF anyone can simply jump up from the toilet seat and issue an offical response and the President only responses on airport tarmacs!!

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      Is this the level of thinking in PF?
      The fact that a nonentity in party, parliament or indeed government hierarchy can comment on issues raised by the European parliament shows how shallow our thinking is perhaps as shallow as the evidence against the so called treason case.
      People must not stand up to defend the indefensible actions!

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      I suggest PF should stop here and leave the debate to us non partisan patriots to counter a highly flawed narrative issued by this group. They have been given and coached by our very own desperate Zambian voices. I know who wrote and spammed that monologue on these clueless Globalists. We are competent to drive an issue based debate that could turn into a repository of debails. On what groups are their orders going to be implemented when we have institutional systems and laws of the land? Do you just flip them because a foreign group says so? Has their scheme made Libya a better place?

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      Sampa I’m due course you and the rest of you will understand that not all can be fooled by splu slogans like Dochi Kubeba. If only you understand who is funding your health care you may have behaved. For now continue ranting.

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      One of the pf monkeys has spoken and totally rubbish.He is also a criminal just like his master Jameson Chakolwa Kadansa Lungu…

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      Sampa is just a Grade 12 failure from Chongwe sec. school. The chap at school was extremely dull in class but was a great break dancer. who is he to talk about EU!

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      That’s what dictatorial regimes do. When they are caught up with they start playing a nationalist card. We are a sovereign nation and we are no longer a colony. Stop the dictatorship against your own people that is what the civilized world is saying.

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      Sincerely, i have not even finished reading statement but i think Mr Sampa should have sat down with ithers in the PF otherwise, i am concluding that there is ni leadership in the PF. Yes you gave a lot to talk about concerning EU but Zambia needs the EU than they need Zambia. In fact Zambia is liability to tge Eu because even our products which we could export to the EU, are shunned by the same Zambian because they are of less standard! In fact, i expected this response to have come from the government spokesperson, instead of a simple MP. Where is Hon. Kalaba whom i respect so much in the PF although i am not a PF supporter, to have given a response if ever to this report, not Sampa!

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      Sincerely, i have not even finished reading statement but i think Mr Sampa should have sat down with others in the PF otherwise, i am concluding that there is no leadership in the PF. Yes you gave a lot to talk about concerning EU but Zambia needs the EU more than the EU needs Zambia. In fact Zambia is liability to the Eu because even our products which we could export to the EU, are shunned by us Zambian because they are of sub-standard! In fact, i expected this response to have come from the government spokesperson, instead of a simple MP. Where is Hon. Kalaba whom i respect so much in the PF although i am not a PF supporter, to have given a response if ever to this report, not Sampa!

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      I support Honorable Kelvin Sampa 100% . This move has been triggered by the people who are funding the UPND Party. As I always say, Zambia is a sovereign state, the EU is completely loosing credibility. These guys sound so biased. We do not care about your support if you do not want to respect our rule of law. We better partner with China, Japan, Germany, Isreal, than the EU, PERIOD.

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      Kelvin is the Most dishonourable person. He shall shut up and resign from parliament. Shameless crook, flip flopping from employers to employers, stabbing Dr Mahtani to join hands with the Italian Mafia (Zambezi Portland Cement). Selling state secrets to the mafia who bankrolled his Kasama campaign.

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      WHEN I TELL PEOPLE THAT A CAR IS AS DRUNK AS THE DRIVER, THIS IS WHAT I MEAN. THERE IS NOTHING THE PF WILL NOT RESPOND TO, UNFORTUNATELY. THERE IS ALSO NO ORDER, THERE IS NO CONSULTATION. AND I URGE DRUNK LUNGU TO SOBER UP FOR ONCE SO THAT HE DOES NOT ONLY QUICKLY DISASOCIATE THE GOVERNMENT FROM THIS THUG’S STATEMENT, BUT LET HIM WITHRAW SUCH RUBBSH FORTH WITH. AMOS CHANDA, WHERE ARE YOU,,,YOU GUYS, AND ASK LUNGU TO BAN EVERYONE JIM AND JACK FROM RESPONDING TO HIGH PROFILE COMMENTS. EU, UN, US, UK, JAPAN ARE USEFUL PARTNERS TO ZAMBIA AND CAN ONLY BE RESPONDED BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGH AFFAIRS IF THE PRESIDENT IS BUSY.

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      I can now believe, and I have no doubt in my mind that Zambia has a leadership crisis. Why should an ignorant MP be allowed to issue such a damaging statement? Where is the President? Where is the Minister of Foreign Affairs? You are biting the finger that feeds you by making such a careless statement

      Stop misusing the word, ” Sovereign” . As long as Zambia’s economy is dependent on handouts from the EU and other donors, you have no sovereignty to boast about. Stopping begging from the EU, and once you do that, then you can claim to be sovereign. What utter nonsense !! Just like late Mwanawasa likened Zimbabwe to a sinking Titanic, so is Zambia now.

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      You chaps encouraging Lungu you will not be there when he is called to The Hague. What Lungu has done to an innocent person is wrong.

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      You poor journalists. Learn to interpret. You are not just a conveyor belt of orestones

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      1.10 Kaitano. Lol. I have no comment. But I still remember the great Peter Fundafunda foot baller that grabbed my kit in exchange for no toture and meat. Was quite happy with the deal at that time.

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      Kelvin is displaying how education can go to waste. Surely, he believes that the law should take its course when we know that the government is just using these flimsy charges to punish HH. When the matter comes to court the prosecutors won’t have any more eveidence besides the video from the discontinued case of disobeying police orders.

      What HH is asking for is not a pardon but justice. He is not asking for mercy but truth. This means we stop thes evil pointless trial by dropping malicious charges. Now, Kelvin and Emmanuel Mwamba are acting like they don’t know the truth. Times change and these young men will be judged harshly for being sellouts to the truth. God sees your evil plans.

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      @Cat power! Peter fundafunda is late even Martin Chuulu. when were you at Chongwe boys?

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    Thats why any true Zambian can never vote for HH – he would sell Zambia to foreigners.

    Otheriwise let EU talk as much as they want but HH remains behind bars.

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      @ munone… work up before this country is thrown into real poverty worse than it is now we don’t need P…fools in government we need people who are straight and have respect for human rights. we need real development not debt which goes in peoples pockets at the expense of the country

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      @Munone,
      As any normal functioning adult will agree, the fact that you have FAILED to site any admissible evidence you are aware of to prove that HH committed a treasonable crime, and yet you still want him imprisoned, is proof that you do not mean well and you do not understand rule of law.

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      Look at this scared little Boy.When begging for money for elections they say key partners are donating when asked human rights they say Zambia is sovereign nation.

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      INSULT THEM. SOON THERE WILL NOT EVEN BE ARV S AND NO MONEY TO PAY OUR MILITARY AND ALL CIVIL SERVANTS. ZAMBIA WILL BE ON THE SAME LEVEL AS ZIMBABWE MAYBE WORSE.

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      They are not useless when your MMD Finance is on his knees profusely begging for budget support!!

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      We have an extremely DULL army. Look what happened in Ivory Coast just last week when the politicians in power never wanted to listen! They were made to listen by the army. Not here where these id1ots in uniform just drink beer watching their relatives die of hunger. they behave like machines who dont have a mind of their own. just accepting commands even when they know something affects them directly!

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      @kaitano
      Really laughable ..their commander spends more time on airport tarmac seeing off and welcoming the Lazy Sausage!!

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      @Kaitano don’t envy Ivory Coast. Look deeper. That army is now spoilt. After that first rebellion that culminated in the current leadership the ivorian army will continue misbehaving like this. It will never be disciplined unless perhaps the UN go in there. Be careful what you wish for because a reckless army isn’t what Zambia wants. A reckless army is chaos

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    And for Heaven”’s sake whose Kelvin Sampa, a former chancer …. while his salary will be paid by the same people he spits on.

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      Tell them you will deport them at KKIA when they come next week instead of barking like toothless old dogs from a distance!!

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    Typical of tyrants. Statement could have come from Mugabe, the Sudanese president or that crazy north Korean presido!!! You think the whole European parliament would say such things without doing some research. That is why they have embassies here. Look at how Mugabe has been squeezed. There is nothing like sovereignty when you are a mouse living in a jungle with lions and elephants. Stop behaving like you never went to school.

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    If we keep telling every country to mind their business because of our sovereignty, they’ll stay away and we will remain ?alone like North Korea. This country will collapse and never to rise again. But the question is, for what reason?

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      Chat bots of PF preaching sovereignty every day and night when they are in the wrong. Other than verbal pronouncements, all other indicators show otherwise. Zambia in its current state is a “parasite state”. Mr. MP please listen and act wisely, for the sake of this country especially the youth, make a positive difference , “its never too late to do good” don’t just think about pleasing ECL. People like you have been holding this country at ransom for over 50 years. To you politicians the only news is praise, getting loans and foreign aid.

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    George Orwell in his prophetic book, 1984 said through the thoughts of Winston, and I quote “It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage”. Some Zambians in the quest to be heard have lost sanity to the extent of defending the indefensible. Zambia today is truly speaking very similar if not worse than the dictatorship of UNIP. To pretend that this country is a democracy is to misuse the English word and to exhibit the highest form of hypocrisy. To hold a man incarcerated over trumped-up charges and pretend to have best interest of the country is not any different from saying war is peace and freedom is slavery. In my considered view the PF has successfully converted Zambia into an ethnocracy in short 5 and a half years.

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    Excellently paraphrased..It’s obvious the EU are immensely oblivious or ignorant of the political happenings in the country. And they were in haste to pass judgement..

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    PF MP Kelvin Sampa is a known THIEF and an ID.IOT.
    Carefully look at that Chimpanzee lookalike called Kevin Sampa. Take out those glasses made in China and that Chitenge shirt, strip him naked – the bastard is basically hopeless and the most UGLY id.iot on earth!!
    In what capacity is the fo.olish mother fcker responding to an EU resolution that was sent to the PF Government amongst many recipients.Kevin is NOT a member of the cabinet and not even a PF spokesman so CANNOT be the right person to respond. This is what is called the PF Chipantepante government – Ironically, he is the same idi.ot that came up with that misconceived idea of splitting LAZ which has landed the PF Govt in hot water at the IMF.
    What a shame that ID.IOTS like Kevin can be the ones calling the vital shots under…

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      Iwe Chi Chilyata just debate issues don’t insult.. you could have some points but for your bad culture of insults you spoil your points…Grow up…

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      A tonga will never rule; they are tribal and divisive people. No parliament on earth can force Zambians to have a tonga led government. The closest a tonga came to power was when President Mwanawasa was in power and oh boy didn’t they show us their true colors. They were persecuting bembas and easterners for no reason. Magande arranged donor finance solely to persecute late President Chiluba. Today the bones of FJT have resurrected to fight back forcing the Post Newspaper into liquidation. NO TRIBALIST WILL EVER RULE ZAMBIA.

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      @Dedan Kimathi:
      Put that SH.IT of yours back into your mouth and shut up!! I am a proud Tonga, say whatever you want I don’t care because. I have my destiny in my hands – it is mother fckers like you and Mumbwe Phiri who cant even feed yourselves who will always suffer most cos you depend on PF for survival – Tongas don’t cos we feed ourselves!!
      Children of thieves like you will always be thieves and die envious of the Tongas’ success and luxury. You can’t even even afford michopo, chicken, pork, etc when Tongas have them in their backyards. Your tribesman is an illegal president but you don’t even have a job and cant even look after yourself, so when will you have a life?

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    The EU Resolution is to the Lungu govt. So I what capacity is Kelvin Sampa replying to the Resolution sent to Lungu’s govt? The EU Resolution is asking Lungu to release HH from Jail becoz those Treason charges are trumped up. In fact the Trial on the “Insult” charge proved that HH did not commit any Treason as he is in Court persuing the Presidential Petition. Lungu himself has recognized that the Petition exists and as part of his condition for Dialogue he wants the Petitioners to withdraw their Petition from Court and recognize in public Lungu’s illegitimate Presidency. Implicitly Lungu admits that he is using the unbailable charge of Treason to keep HH in Jail and force him to recognize illegality. Lungu must listen to various voices of Reason and Release HH unconditionally and…

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      And exactly how is Ecl going to stop the case before the courts about a suspect. HH is still innocent until proved guilt. When he is convicted yes Ecl has the backing of the constitution to release a convict not a suspect. If Ecl fails to uphold what he swore with a bible in his hand yes he can break the law and then zambians will easily ask him to step aside for failing to uphold the rule of law. Trump may be impeached for wanting to control the judiciary.

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    Zambians are fond of reacting to rumors. Has the EU written to you to react like this? You can only respond in written if they have written to you. Why do we waste time reacting to social media?

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    People like Kelvin are practising politics of appeasements. In PF, one who supports the regime of Lungu is rewarded in contracts etc. All these statements from people like Kelvin is a fight for tenders among themselves. Most of them have small companies dependent on govt. So each one wants to be seen as more loyal than the other.

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    This rented crowd is the very one that mobilised to embarrass, persecute and prosecute late former President FTJ Chiluba after he simply refused to sell them the mines in one block under ZCCM conglomerate as an entry to state capture.
    These mercenaries and plunderous colluded with vultures like Mark Chona, Fred Mmembe, the Nchito clan and many other squandrols.
    This event is not only unique to Zambia. Zimbabwe went and still going through it, South Africa is currently on fire.
    As Zambians, as a people…. Hichilema Hakainde is not Zambia but just a citizen of Zambia. Infact it’s the late former President’s government that enabled him to amass the wealth that has positioned him to be attractive to this mercenaries and not the other way round.
    Lets close ranks and protect our…

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    PF PARTY is full of hungary lions who always want to defend every sentiment at all cost.So who is this ***** Kevin Sampa to argue the EU Parliament’s motion?Much ZAMBIA is a sovereign country its economy is driven by external forces therefore,one day the cooperating partners you talk about carelessly will make sanctions and all the activities will be doomed.

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    Towards the end of his write up Mr Sampa says “…Zambia has already made gigantic leaps towards the course of democracy..” This really means that Zambia has NOT yet reached the course of democracy because if you make “giant leaps” towards something you are NOT yet on the course. It is like a competitor who has just been called to go to the competition course and makes giant steps. He hasn’t started! Please re-read Mr Sampa closely and you will see that he is actually admitting that Zambia is not yet a democracy!

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    Chat bots of PF preaching sovereignty every day and night when they are in the wrong. Other than verbal pronouncements, all other indicators show otherwise. Zambia in its current state is a “parasite state”. Mr. MP please listen and act wisely, for the sake of this country especially the youth, make a positive difference , “its never too late to do good” don’t just think about pleasing ECL. People like you have been holding this country at ransom for over 50 years. To you politicians the only news is praise, getting loans and foreign aid.

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    these people dont kno what they are talking if they think they r right than EU should stop all the funding to zambia than the zambians will kno how EU works tell zambians to stop asking for money for EU projects there r a lot does this mp kno what he is talking c the guy sitting with him he is drunk what is he going to do for zambia pls stop this

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    The west want chaos everywhere in the world.The have even supported rebels elsewhere.It will be easier to get free copper if they assist rebel HH.

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      Mother fcker! You dont even have shame – SO why go to beg for money from the same Western countries when you have copper? Your head must be full of SH.IT!! Just Go to hell with your copper which you steal and hide from other Zambians anyway!

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    Home are the days when Africans were being intimidated and they fold their tales and start praising and worshiping a pale skinned creature. Why some people here want to sink low because of eu is beyond me. The donations which come from these nations are swollen from you. Do you think these people can give you money for free. I have lived with people and I can tell you they can’t give you anything for free. That’s your money which you shouldn’t even be oblidged to pay back.

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    Kelvin Sumpa knows that HH’s arrest has a political hand in it. Thats what makes it unfair. The PF governments has failed us. Leave HH alone and release him from the dungeon. His votes were stolen and you throw him in prison. Ba Satana Imwe.

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    Only mercernaries can support such a demand!!The moron created this situation he is in himself.People must hid of what Big Kas has said. Zambians please don’t make a mistake to put business person as president of this country, we shall be auctioned!!!

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    These clueless PF twits are fond of ranting. It looks lkie anyone can be a minister of information or PF spokesperson. Can we have some order please!

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      That clearly shows no order its like bus conductors at InterCity…no management structure!!

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    The EU has written to GRZ. But the person responding is Kelvin Sampa. In what capacity is he responding? What is he defending?

    Injustice to anyone is injustice to everyone. If we are not carefully we will land ourselves into a lot of trouble.

    Kambwili, Musenge, Tayali were defending PF injustice but look at their perspective of issues now. My prediction is that more and more PF cadres will slowly but surely begin to see from the lenses of most of us who are fighting for what is right.

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    Ours is a nation that is a parasite on these EU states.As long as we do not use our own resources to generate wealth,we will continue dancing to western tune of music.The problem is that even if we have a lot of resources,we are stinky corrupt.Most of these resources fall in the hands of corrupt elements.As a result,the nation becomes poverty stricken and depravity is the order of the day.People with ideas are not fully utilized to move the nation above poverty.We spend most of our time insulting each other and pulling each other down.A nation,in which every Jim and Jack has become a politician.We need to move away from puerility and concentrate on issues that affect our nation.Otherwise,we will always be a nation that will be tossed right,centre and forward by western countries.

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    Gaddaffi used to say i do not need your money. Leave LIBYA alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    HH OVAL HEAD – KIKIKIKIKIK. INTIMIDATED? ARE YOU SURE? WHY IS MUTATI FLYING EVERY WEEK TO BEG FROM THE IMF CONTROLLED BY THE SAME PEOPLE YOU ARE SAYING CAN’T CONTROL YOU. IF YOU WANT TO BE THAT INDEPENDENT STOP GOING THERE TO BEG FOR THEIR MONEY. FEW WEEKS AGO YOU WERE EXCITED THAT THEY RECOGNISE THE JUST ENDED ELECTIONS. TO DAY WHEN THEY WANT TO CORRECT YOUR WRONGS AT WE A SOVEREIGN STATE. BUT YOU VUVUZELA ARE NOT HELPING LUNGU. THOSE OF US NOT POLITICALLY INCLINED ARE VERY MUCH WORRIED ABOUT DULL CADRES LIKE SAMPA RESPONDING LIKE THAT. THOSE TENDERS HE GETS FROM THE GOVT WILLSOON DRY WHEN THESE CHAPS DECIDE TO CALL THE SHOTS. GOOD LACK ANYWAY.

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      Nations subcribe to imf to become members. Its not open membership. Secondly a member state upon meeting bench marks can access funds from it. Its due to corruption cartel at imf which leads to bad outcomes. Imf is not best for sourcing funds from because it’s corrupt. Zambia is trying to do the right thing but those excutives at imf want o make a killing out of a simple loan.

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    Look at Zimbabwe, Congo or Uganda, they call themselves sovereign states. With some dictators sleeping at meetings unashamed

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    In what capacity is Kelvin Sampa speaking and on whose behalf? This habit of allowing every muppet to respond to issues raised by stakeholders is not inspiring confidence.

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    We have just stated with you. Lungu wont be lucky like Mugabe e ve tudinda.A zanya oil.Lungu to manga.

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    The United Party for National Development (UPND) led by Hakainde Hichilema is no mere opposition party. Rather, they are the Zambian face of neoliberal capitalism and continued subservience to corporate-imperial power. Although HH and his minions shrouds themselves in the flag of anti-corruption and “sustainable development”, the truth is that these are merely the rhetorical cover for rolling back the gains made by the people of Zambia under the leadership of Edgar Chagwa Lungu and PF. PF (currently ill – advised) must immediately cease talks to get loans from IMF because contracting this loan will entangle our sovereignty. The UPND would seek to transform Zambia into little more than another compliant African client state where the needs of the poor majority would be trumped by the power…

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    ONE THING IS CLEAR. HH IS HIGHLY FUNDED BY BIG POWERS FOR THEIR SELFISH MOTIVES. ON THE CONTRARY, THE PF AND THE ORDINARY ZAMBIAN ARE POOR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO BE CARED FOR. YES, HH CAN MOBILISE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS. BUT THE ORDINARY ZAMBIAN NEED NOT BE AFRAID. THE PERSON WHO DECIDES WHO GOES INTO STATE HOUSE IS THE ORDINARY ZAMBIAN CARRYING A VOTERS CARD. THE PF SHOULD CONTINUE FORMING ALLIANCES WITH THE ORDINARY ZAMBIAN CARRYING A VOTERS CARD. THATS WHERE THE STRENGTH LIES. THE OUTSIDERS WHOM HH WANTS TO APPROACH WILL NEVER BE VOTERS IN ZAMBIA. WE ARE SAFE AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE DENYING HH/UPND STATE HOUSE. IT IS ALSO TIME PF WOKE UP AND COBSTITUTE A STRNG TEAM TO REBUFF ALL THESE CHEAP CLAIMS.

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    UPNDonkeys have lost it again. Let me tell you that Zambians are hard people and will show you their teeth if you engage foreigners to meddle in their internal affairs. The freedom struggle is ingrained in their their genes. Take it from me, it does not matter how much support we will lose, how much suffering, we will stand firm for we belueve in, primarily that no donkey shall be allowed to meddle. So for you UPNDonkeys, when elections are held in 2021 you will be lucky to get 30%.

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    Only a donkey will believe that freedom is fought for you by EU parliament.
    @2.2 BRABUS, only a donkey, I mean a UPNDonkey, can say what you have said. The case of HH treason is still before the Magistrate court for preliminary issues. Magistrate Simusamba adjourned the case to 22 May. The process to present evidence by the State has not commenced, so what are you talking about. When I say UPND is composed of donkeys, I am simply stating the fact that UP D reaso like donkeys, therefore they are donkeys.

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    “Beggars can’t be choosers”; when you mortgage the country’s treasury, you lose control over your country’s destiny. The Zambian government will acquiesce to the EU as soon as threats to freezing funding are made by the EU, PERIOD.

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    For many decades, the western countries have been intervening in other countries (mainly developing ones) through a variety of mechanisms that have led to their destabilization, the fall of democratic governments and encouraging widespread corruption. The more these Zambia become aware of these intervention policies the better they will be able to respond to them. In the book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, American author and consultant John Perkins details the techniques used by both the United States government and international banks and corporations to subdue countries through forced indebtedness and very high rates of interest on loans they impose on them, many of which enrich not only the lenders but the corrupt local elites.

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    Forget EU, they are falling apart and need to recolonise Africa. They want to cause war in Zambia by making us fight each other so that they can sell weapons to warring factions.

    Our country, Our Sovereignty.

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      What crap!

      Just look at how much the EU is spending looking after victims from war. Do you think they even receive 1% of that from any arms sales?

      Stop spewing S.H.I.T. you A55HOLE!

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    We hear Lungu will be speaking to his Mentor Dictator Robert Mugabe to Nite. In 1999 ,Mugabe, to preserve Zimbabwe’s Sovreignity he told all Western Govts including EU to go to hell. Mugabe stopped servicing Loans and New Loans and grants dried up. As a result Zimbabwe’s foreign debt increased twofold together with interest arrears.The arrears to IMF,World Bank Group and African Devt Bank amounts to say USD 2billion. Total debt stock is around USD15 billion which Zimbabwe cannot service or repay. Zimbabwe started a Look East Policy and was hoping to get some Trillion USD from their All Weather Friend, China in form of Budget and Balance of Payments support. China refused to lend the money and only financed Trade and Projects. So Lungu can follow Mugabe’s path but the Zimbabwean…

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    Too many Sadists in PF! Sad how bad mannered PF goons can be. They need alangizi! Don’t bite the finger that feeds you! Ordinary Zambians must begin to wake up and say NO to this nonsense! Have Diplomatic etiquette when addressing those that have been buying your medicines and giving you budget support! Your sovereignty is not a license to take away people’s rights. EU means well and it is this PF Rabies that is so shocking! PF is in self-destruction mode! We hope that doesn’t take Zambia along. Sad and confusing state of affairs!

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    EU is a failed project no wonder they got so scared of Le Pen in the just ended elections in France and i see no substance in their article about a fly called hh.
    The EU must focus their energies of investigating why the EURO has lost power to the dollar. Just in case some lunatics in UPND don’t understand these dynamics at play here, these chaps want some weak and bootlicker like hh to be president so that they can continue stealing our natural resources, we know these schemes but sadly it wont work.
    Zambia must actually pull out of the ICC ’cause we dont need it.

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    Kelvin Bwalya is behaving like a bush product. EU DOES NOT NEED ZAMBIA AT ALL. IT’S ZAMBIA THAT’S NEED EU. NO SUPPORT FROM EU, THE VIHECLE THE EMPTY VESSEL IS USING IS FROM EU. THIS BOY IS NOT WORTH TO BE CALLED AN MP AS HE IS TALKING FROM HIS A.N.US. LEARNT AND SEASONED POLITICIANS LLISTERN AND EVALUATE THE BROWING WIND. LUNGU IS FINISHED WITH DUMB PROPLE KABWALYA

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    Amb. Mbita Chitala was fired instantly by Mwanawasa when he wrote an article in the Libyan paper in support of Gaddafi’s proposition of a United States of Africa. The same happened to Vice President Nevers Mumbai and Minister Venon Mwaanga on DRC issues. In all cases, the victims were not necessarily wrong but Mwanawasa wanted to have a controlled approach.
    It is sad now that we can have anyone, Kelvin Sampa or Mumbi Phiri, Frank Bwalya, Kaande, Mwata Katongo, Chanda Kabwe, etc speaking for GRZ!

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    These are the people Simon mwansa Kapwepwe referred to batumpa ngamatako ashskabale ayaya kuntanshi. It’s Bembas like mumbo phiri, Kelvin Bwalya, Frank Bwalya, Mwata Katongo, who are the black sheep of our tribe. Always being used by people with evil intentions. Aba Bemba twasebana. Can’t these people see the wrong. Junior Cobra is now turned into the enemy of the party he was a founder. Lungu is shameless and crude person who easily forget those who helped him. Bwalya Fube is an outcast. Why are you being used to create sprear head hatred and a march? I’m ashamed of my tribemates.

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    It is wrong for EU to insinuate that some indisciplined opposition leaders can break the law with impunity and they want to exert pressure on the system to remove them from jail.Is that what they do in their countries ? I support Kelvin Sampa on this issue. We May be à poor country but it is unrealistic for foreigners to dictate wrong théories to Zambia.

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    KELVIN DON’T FORGIVE YOU DEPEND ON THEM, YOU CALL YOURSELF INDEPENDENT WHEN YOU CONTINUE BEGGING FOR AID. YOU SPEECH IS USELESS WITH NO VALUES.

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    The EU should ban Sampa from visiting Europe. And by the way, he is just a mere MP, what gives him the right to comment on matters above his pay grade? In this govt. every rabid dog is a PF mouth piece of Shi.t

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    Mr. Sampa, the 1mbecile voted by 1mbeciles as the member of parliament.
    Let the 1mbeciles enjoy “unprecedented” achievements of PF “democratic” (LOL) rule

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    Cheap thinking. Kelvin, this is very easy, if you don’t want them to discuss your affairs stop surviving on their tax payers money. As long as this country continue to live on their tax payer’s money they have every right, and even more right than our parliament, to speak about issues of governance in this country

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