South Africa’s DA leader is using Zambia as a deflection from the Hellen Zille racist slur

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DA President Mmusi Maimane at the Zambian High commission in Pretoria for a press briefing
DA President Mmusi Maimane at the Zambian High commission in Pretoria for a press briefing

Patriotic Front (PF) director of Media Sunday Chanda has said the Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Mmaimane is using Zambia as a deflection from the Hellen Zille racist slur heat.

In a statement today, Chanda was quick to state that the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is not a political prisoner but a criminal suspect.

He refuted claims by some stakeholders that Zambia has political detainees, adding under the leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu there will be no political prisoners.

He insisted that Hichilema is a criminal suspect and not a political detainee and has since noted that was unfortunate that South Africa’s “Nazi Party” Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Mmaimane and his sponsors intend to make a political issue out of a criminal case.

Chanda further stated that the PF shall not be lectured by architects and beneficiaries of apartheid like Democratic Alliance, adding that Zambia fought apartheid and even at this stage, Zambia shall not relent in dealing with its agents like DA.

He said Zambia is a sovereign country, with sovereign laws which must be respected by all in the continent of Africa and the world at large and everyone must know that Zambia is not a playground for every tom and dick, including agents of capital such as Maimane.

Chanda further noted Mmaimane must appreciate and realize that he is very lucky and should thank his Sangomas for making immigration officers to favour him by not arresting him on contempt charges after passing highly contemptuous remarks.

“Potentially he was a jailbird. On record, Maimane made the following reckless and highly contemptuous remarks that “We want to pressure the Courts to release Hakainde Hichilema”. Maimane also said, “mobilized the fellow opposition to pressure government and the Courts to release Hakainde Hichilema”. We want to remind Maimane and his sponsors that Zambia is a Country of laws and if they think they can turn Zambia into their political playground, they are gravely mistaken”

“International diplomats accredited to Zambia and who have commented on the arrest of Hichilema have never referred to it as political but with great wisdom, they have called for speedy and fair trial as per the rules of natural justice. They have also understood that under the doctrine of separation of powers, His Excellency President Lungu cannot interfere in a matter that is before the Courts. In the same vein, we expect all credible organizations to insist on the due process of the law in the case of Hichilema”

“We wish to place on record once more that if blocking a Presidential motorcade is political in South Africa, it is criminal in Zambia. Further we wish to say that it does not matter whether Zambians laws on treason are laughable to others, once someone crosses the line, they are triggered, unfortunately. If it is politics to just walk into a South Africa as an alien, it is law in Zambia that everyone is screened at the port of entry and entry can be denied without explanation”

“We have no apologies to make when Maimane is denied entry into Zambia. It was inevitable and he was correctly advised by the Zambian High Commission in South Africa. It must be said to Maimane that Zambia is a sovereign state and he has no right to enter Zambia as he ignorantly alleged in his interview”

“Entering a foreign state as an alien is the preserve of that Country’s immigration department and we think this is simple civics which a political front should grasp easily. Immigration at ports of entry do not exist for decorative purposes. They are meant to screen and send back or arrest characters with questionable agendas like Maimane” Chanda said

DA members protesting outside the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria
DA members protesting outside the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria

Meanwhile, Some Zambian nationals along with supporters of the opposition Democratic Alliance gathered outside Zambia’s High Commission in Pretoria where they protest against the incarceration of Hakainde Hichilema.

The protest also follows last evening’s incident where DA leader Mmusi Maimane and his team were barred from entering Zambia at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
Heavily armed immigration officers prevented them from disembarking and their passports and cellphones were confiscated.

Addressing the protestors, Mr. Maimane said the incident shows that Zambia’s democracy is falling apart.

“We will stand for democracy, we will stand for the rule of law and we will make sure dictators will not rise,” he said.

“How do you charge a man with treason for simply standing up for democracy. That behaviour is only done in North Korea.”

Mr Maimane said President Lungu is proving more and that he is a dictator.

“HH has been good in prison for 6 weeks. Why would you charge a person who stands for democracy and you charge him with treason?”

He said democracy is fragile in Zambia adding that the protestors are asking for the freedom of Mr. Hichilema.

Meanwhile, the South African International Relations Department says the manner in which Zambian authorities handled Mmusi Maimane’s incident at KK international Airport may have been slightly over the top.

The department says it is understood that a number of heavily armed officers entered the plane on which Maimane and his team arrived at Lusaka Airport on Thursday.
Immigration officers confiscated their electronic devices and passports.

The department’s Clayson Monyela says they are now requiring more information from authorities in Zambia to explain why Maimane was barred.

“It wouldn’t be over the top to send one official to go into the plane and inform somebody that unfortunately you’re not allowed to enter the country for whatever reason, even if you don’t offer any explanation. But to send in a number of police, heavily armed, may be slightly over the top.”

Mr. Hichilema is facing treason charges for failing to give way to a presidential motorcade last month.

 

Protests outside Zambian High Commission in Pretoria
Protests outside Zambian High Commission in Pretoria

 

And the Green Party has released the following statement to the media,

GREEN PARTY CONDEMNS DENIAL OF ENTRY AND DEPORTATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN OPPOSITION LEADER MMUSI MAIMANE
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We as the Green Party are extremely depressed and saddened by the decision by the Zambian government to deny entry and deport Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane last evening. We believe that the action by government was high-handed and unwarranted considering the warm political, social and economic relations that have existed between the two countries since 1992.

There was absolutely no breach of Zambia’s immigration and other laws that Maimane committed to warrant physical persecution and subsequent denial of entry and deportation. The diplomatic row that the Zambian government has started with South Africa is extremely regrettable and, as the Green Party, we shudder to see the row escalating further. Zambia stands to lose the most economically and socially if South Africa decides to invoke political, economic and social sanctions against us. We therefore solemnly appeal to President Edgar Lungu to reconsider government stance.

There is nothing wrong for Maimane to visit incarcerated UPND President Hakainde Hichilema. Not only did Zambia host ANC leadership but Mukhonto We Sizwe combatants as well.

Zambian and South African politicians have always had reciprocal political visitations before and after the independence of South Africa. The first Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda used to have meetings with pre-independence Prime Ministers of South Africa John Vorster and P.W. Botha long before independence of that country. When he was charged with tramped up charges of treason, Dr Kaunda was provided refuge by South Africa.

Speaking for myself as an opposition leader, in 1991, at the climax of apartheid in South Africa, together with late John Sakulanda, I did travel to meet former Prime Minister PW de Klerk and his Cabinet on the issue of black-on-black violence. Prime Minister de Klerk facilitated our meetings with all main opposition parties including ANC, National Party, Democratic Party (as DA was known then), Inkhata Freedom Party, Pan Africanist Congress, and others. What the Zambian government has done to Maimane is therefore utterly wrong.

Peter Sinkamba
President
Green Party of Zambia

Mmusi Maimane arriving at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria
Mmusi Maimane arriving at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria
UPND supporters in South Africa protesting this morning
UPND supporters in South Africa protesting this morning
Protests outside Zambian High Commission in Pretoria
Protests outside Zambian High Commission in Pretoria
UPND supporters in South Africa protesting this morning
UPND supporters in South Africa protesting this morning
Protesting in solidarity currently camped outside the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa
Protesting in solidarity currently camped outside the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa

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101 COMMENTS

    • We are an independent, sovereign country and this man is trying to visit a man with Treason charges

      We don’t want his kind to disturb the peace that has been imminent in Zambia since HH was arrested

      UPND should be extinct and quite frankly deregistered

      It is followed and backed by 93% persons from Southern and Western provinces

      Disgusting, could someone please pass the puke bucket?

      I have a PhD and it is my only accepted my comments have more credence than others.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • I think its time Harry Kalaba woke up. I can’t handle insults from Sunday Chandaa

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    • I blame the government for not arresting this boy and send him to prison.

      He has too many issues to address in his own country to even talk about our united country.

      Ignore the boy . Respect the courts and Abash HH.

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    • I love ECL. He has bigger balls than all you cry babies thinking only about Zambia’s reputation abroad! Mmembe, zwa, GBM zwa, Mmaimane zwa, HH confined to lice infested prison while his wife is enjoying the spacious king bed! Have some pride and loyalty to your country. I may have fights with my relatives but if an outsider decides to butt their head in that fight, my whole family will turn on that outsider regardless!

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    • This is what the Catholic Bishops wrote….Our country is now all, except in designation, a dictatorship and if it is not yet, then we are not far from it. Our political leaders in the ruling party often issue intimidating statements that frighten people and make us fear for the immediate and future.

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    • Serves him right. This guy is way too confrontational. He was told by the Zambian embassy in South Africa not to travel even before he started off, but he was too stubborn to listen

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    • Hichilema was violently arrested over six weeks ago for allegedly attempting to block Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade.

      “The violent nature of his arrest, and the inhumane treatment that Hichilema has received in detention, confirms the political motives behind these charges.

      “I have no doubt these charges were manufactured by the Zambian government to intimidate those who are opposed to its oppressive rule, which is an abuse of power and a serious disregard for the rule of law.”

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    • Where are the men with testosterone, that polycyclic fat produced by testicles meant to make men brave? As Zambians we sure should be ashamed to be cowering under the illusion of peace when in fact there is no peace in Zambia. It takes a South African to see the bitchy dictatorship in which Zambians live while we are docile. In Mzansi, tires would have been in flames on our roads as they skank to the lyrics of some freedom fighting song. I’m ashamed to be a Zambian.. for real.

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    • If you mean Sunday chanda then thanks. But see how people are free to protest in South Africa here it would have been police firing tear gas. On the other hand this boy Sunday doesn’t realise that unlike Zambia big opposition parties in RSA their leaders hold constitutional office. And Emmanuel is also blundering…..for me this is a failure by Harry Kalaba he seems not to be managing who issues statements and comments on such a sensitive and mismanaged issue.

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    • shame on you Lungu and Mushota.The law will catch up with you very soon for your crimes committed against us innocent Zambians…lol

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    • All you issuing silly comments must relent. People like Mushota are not even difficulty to catch for inciting and fanning hatred in Zambia. We shall start by IPs, and hunt you down with Interpol and Scotland Yard

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    • Sunday chanda at it again. These embarrassments we have in our country. YA wrong is a worng and Lungu is wrong to have falsely arrested HH. The arresting officer of all charges was caught lying and even forced to apologize. The truth is Lungu fears the petition and fears the truth as to who really won the 2016 elections.

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    • South Africa wake-up. It’s doomsday in Zambia. and where is toothless SADC?????

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    • No country would allow it’s justice system to be undermined by anyone.

      For that reason, govt acted in the best interest of our nation by denying the DA leader entry into Zambia.
      Its a decision that all well meaning citizens must support.

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    • Don’t him, he wants to make a name for himself. He want to go down like Mandela

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    • Mushota, we don’t want your kind too! You don’t even like Zambians, so I don’t know why you bother!

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    • “GREEN PARTY CONDEMNS DENIAL OF ENTRY AND DEPORTATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN OPPOSITION LEADER MMUSI MAIMANE”
      I AM NOT SURPRISED THE PARTY YABAPEPA IFYAMBA AND ADVOCATES OF YOUNG ZAMBIANS TAKING TO WEED, HAS THE ABOVE COMMENT. IN FACT IT WOULD BE SHOCKING IF THE OPPOSITE WERE SAID BY THEM. I AM PRETTY SURE THESE WORDS WERE SAID UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF WEED.

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  1. “The DA also announced that it would rally the support of other regional opposition leaders to travel to Zambia to pressure the government of Zambia and the courts of law to release Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.”
    And government was supposed to sit back a nd accept this nonsense?

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    • And are you saying your court systems are so weak that some opposition leader in RSA can influence it’s position? Why does the PF believe it has to protect people from outside views and influence? They seem to appreciate more the inherent gullibility of the Zambians than we actually know…..I am sure they sit in !meetings and go like….if these people could vote for our vision less leader based on a meaningless song dununa reverse, then we should be the only benefiaries of this and milk it for all its worth….

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  2. This boy is indiscipline, we font need to waste time debating with him.

    All Zambians are supporting government, we all saw the video and have been watching and listening to HH far too many times to ignore how arrogant he ahs become to break the law.

    Let the courts make a decision. Ban this boy from coming back ever again, he can rant as many times as he wants in South Africa, we care less.

    I support our judiciary, they are competent and well able to act and excute their duty.

    Abash HH

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  3. Fighting from the international front is really a show of desperation and weakness. At the rate he is going- HH may never win the presidency in Zambia as I always say, he will come out “a few tribes short”.

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  4. GOOD COMMENT SUNDAY CHANDA. HOW I WISH THIS SHOULD COME FROM THE INFORMATION MINISTER!! One cannot leave their country to go and interfere in the judicial process of another country, that is Lawlessness! HOW CAN YOU PUT PRESSURE ON THE JUDICIARY WHICH IS ALREADY HEARING THE CASE? TO SECURE RELEASE OF ONE PERSON as if he is the only one in detention? SHAMELESS PUPPET MAIMANE, AN AFRICAN OF NO CONSCIOUS BEING USED BY ENSLAVING MULTINATIONALS THAT WISH TO CONTROL US FOREVER. WE HAVE VERY LITTLE TO LEARN FROM S.AFRICA CONCERNING DEMOCRACY B’COZ THEY BELIEVE DEMOCRACY IS LAWLESSNESS- no wonder they are always protesting burning even schools and fighting in parliament! SHAME SHAME…

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  5. What has this same fella and his Apartheid party done to prevent the slaughter of innocent hardworking Africans zambians included by ignorant black South Aficans ? Charity begins at home, sort out your issues first before you bring your ignorant self to Zambia chimbwi iwe

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  6. The logic behind this unfortunately puts the government in an uncomfortable position.Now everyone will assume there is something the government is hiding.The statement from this party cadre definitely shows ignorance of global politics.Pf is attracting unnecessary attention.This incident is scripted out of the Mugabe playbook.That is why sycophants can not see what this does to democracy.Allowing him to visit the prisoner will have done more good to your dwindling pr than just chasing him.You have just dumped on your reputation as a democratic country.You have now given international news what to talk about and they are more ruthless than the defunct post news paper.What a bunch of politically inexperienced advisors.Enjoy the publicity you will get and it will not be in your favor.Smh

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  7. The heat is pilling up. Africa has now realized that the time for despots like Mugabe is long gone. Not only do they stiffle people’s rights but they also destroy economies. Look at Zimbabwe today, once a power house economically but today it’s like they will have to start afresh. The government must have one spokesperson not these cadres who jump on the bandwagon and mislead the masses with impunity. It’s time for damage control and not inflaming the already inflamed situation.

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  8. PF should accept it was a huge mistake to deny the DA leader entry, such emotional rhetoric from Mr Chanda will not work

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  9. TO YOU AFRO-PHOBIA IS A RULE OF LAW. LOOK CHAPS, ZAMBIA IS NOT A DISTRICT OF SOUTH AFRICA. ZAMBIA IS A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY.

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    • @11.1 I WILL NOT INSULT YOU, BUT I WILL REPEAT:

      TO YOU AFRO-PHOBIA IS A RULE OF LAW. LOOK CHAPS, ZAMBIA IS NOT A DISTRICT OF SOUTH AFRICA. ZAMBIA IS A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY.

      POKA NGA CHAKUKALIPA.

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  10. you guys seem to be sliding into a fascist state with lickspittles and sycophants willing to shout their ignorance from the rooftops…the reason why Maimane was stopped from entering Zambia, is because your govt does not have the balls for democracy and they know they are doing wrong…

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    • You are very foolish – read what Peter has written above. Can you compare yourselves to us when you wage xenophobic attacks against black Africans in your country? And where was Maimane when all this nonsense is happening? Keep your Maimane there – he is too small to lecture us on democracy.

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    • You are correct ! Hopefully the world can now see what we are being subjected to !

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  11. SA Police killed those f00ls protesting in Marikana and what has the DA and Maimane done. This boy is very stupid and if he thinks the way they insult ZUMA is the same way they can enter Zambia like a virgina of a prostitute and leave. We have rules and laws and manners here. Just deal with your ZUMA and that is why you are always beaten by police in Parliament.

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  12. Its not wrong to visit but the motive of the visit thats what was wrong with this guy how can you go and demand for a release of someone in another country whom they believe that has committed a crime? so this guy was wrong if they are in alliance with UPND let it be in south Africa not here, if it was Zuma or cabinet minister it would have worried me but not this small parties which has no agenda.

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    • Hitler also believed the Jews were some form of criminals rightfully robbing the Germans off the wealth that belonged to them

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  13. This PF media guy is a proper comedian. How does he just dream that Musimane is deflecting Helen’s racist slur. How does he know? Musimane should just fly to Zambia to come and deflect Helens’ slur. Ndiye upuba of the worst order uyu

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    • Please go to south africa and leave us with the so called Dictator President.Please all of you complaining,go to DRC,Syria,SA,Malawi etc. Go and enjoy the peace you so much crave for. Also don’t forget to race with a presidential motorcade and see if you will live to see another day.

      Thanks

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  14. As the BIG BROTHER in the southern region, South Africa has under performed. It continues to under perform. Otherwise, we shouldn’t be seeing these unruly despots taking whole countries hostage.

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  15. The National Anthem of Zambia should be edited as proposed: where its says “victors in the struggle for our rights…” it should instead say “victims in the struggle for our rights..” and where its says “we’ve won freedom’s fight”…it should say instead “we’re in freedom’s fight” and where its says “all one strong and free”, it should say instead “all one weak in fear”. This is the reality of today’s Zambia. A fully-fledged dictatorship where purveyors of fear and vipers carry the day and an average citizen’s right to express an opinion is non-existent. You have every right to disagree with my views.

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  16. When Zambia kicks mmusi maimane out thdy commend it but when S.Africans kick zambians out its called xenophibia

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    • You are really dull to try to compare the two – do you understand the meaning of the term xenophobia? By the way, not your “xenophibia” – whatever that means.

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  17. Why would you bring up Marikana with regard to this.Strange,this shows how confused the all lot of you sycophants are.Bringing up the tragic events of that incident to justify your conduct, that just shows how politically uneducated you are.Gosh if we all have to bring up tragic events to justify lawlessness then we have failed.The world right now is in a mess because of an unending cycle of vengeance.Your analogy of a prostitute is really shallow.You must understand that Zambia ascribes to a lot of international agreements that makes it accountable to their conduct on an international stage.All those loans you pursue fall under IFC standards.Let me give you a few reasons why you should watch your conduct and not be isolated like North Korea.You subscribe to the UN,WHO,SADC,OAU,Common…

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  18. Shame on Lungu. Shame on Mwamba in South Africa. DA should demand for Mwamba to leave SA. Sunday should be fired. PF is for monkeys who don’t think.the Sunday monkeys should know that Lungu will not be there forever.

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  19. “South Africa’s opposition leader has been expelled from Zambia, blocking him from attending the treason case of his detained counterpart, his party says.” Well, may be South Africa will now wake-up to the reality of what is emanating in Zambia.

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  20. I think I am done with this unbelievable political ignorance of sycophants and cadres.It is irritating and can just constipate me.Let me stay in the diaspora and never return to this fuc*ing nonsense.

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  21. Peter Sinkamba, President – Green Party of Zambia, have you traveled to RSA in recent times to protest over the many failings of the Zuma government? In your eyes sir, is Zuma a saint? When opposition members of parliament are violently thrown out in RSA what have you done? Have you even been to the South African embassy in Zambia to lodge in your protest over Zuma’s conduct?

    By saying this I am in no way condoning or supporting everything done by the PF government. I am just disgusted by the hypocrisy and toothless opposition being offered by some of you so called leaders in the opposition. It shouldn’t take the likes of Maimane to make you stand up to perceived injustices.

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    • One of the few reasonable and well thought point.Our opposition is a joke. Nevers Mumba, Mike Mulongoti & the rest have never bothered to go to SA,Zimbabwe or Uganda to and protest at the many failings of these Govts. Today ati Mosimane this…..Zambian Govt that…..Keep quiet and learn from SA opposition you fools!!!We have been waiting for a united voice with regards to the incarceration of HH but you’ve been silent.Now you want to use Mosimane forr cheap political mileage……MXXXXM

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  22. #warlord you are my man. Proud should also be replaced because it makes us to be proud for nothing

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  23. Please go to south africa and leave us with the so called Dictator President.Please all of you complaining,go to DRC,Syria,SA,Malawi etc. Go and enjoy the peace you so much crave for. Also don’t forget to race with a presidential motorcade and see if you will live to see another day.

    Thanks

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  24. Under what law was Zambia and KK fighting apartheid and calling for the release of Nelson Mandela and other jailed South African freedom fighters. Wasnt South Africa a sovereign state?

    I hope some of these alcalacia patients will be denied entry into south africa.

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    • South Africa was not a “sovereign state” under apartheid. It became a sovereign state after independence. What sovereignty exists under occupation?

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  25. What dullness is this kanshi? Because Peter Sinkamba has not traveled, so Musimane must not travel. This poverty of thinking is killing the country at all levels. The Sharp ones are seeing the governance issues, but laggards are yet to wake up. Living in a Police state the way we are in Zambia will catch up with all of us if we continue defending injustices

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  26. Robert Mugabe grew into the monster he is today while South Africa has been watching. Who will be there to tell the Zimbabwe story? Zambia shouldered the blunt of the war against South Africa’s apartheid system. KK and his UNIP were unflinching on their stance against the boers. Today South Africa are refusing to come to our rescue!

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  27. In a statement today, Chanda was quick to state that the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is not a political prisoner but a criminal suspect.

    On record, Maimane made the following reckless and highly contemptuous remarks that “We want to pressure the Courts to release Hakainde Hichilema”. Maimane also said, “mobilized the fellow opposition to pressure government and the Courts to release Hakainde Hichilema”. We want to remind Maimane and his sponsors that Zambia is a Country of laws and if they think they can turn Zambia into their political playground, they are gravely mistaken”

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    • “We want to remind Maimane and his sponsors that Zambia is a Country of laws…” Prove your case.

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  28. One can only admire what Nigeria is to the West African region, and what Kenya is to the East African region. In the Southern region, South Africa is toothless. It is irrelevant. They are yet to rise to the full stature of a BIG BROTHER. Big brother must have a voice, telling the small boys to stop fighting. South Africa are not doing that. What a shame!

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    • @30.1 One Zambia

      In The Gambia, the world did not witness such shameless rigging of elections in broad day light. The rightful winner was declared the winner. There was no need for a Constitutional court to intervene. Besides, the despot was flashed and flung out. Zambia is centuries behind The Gambia and decades behind Zimbabwe.

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    • Mwanawasa almost started the role of big brother in Zim…..if only the Zimbabweans at the time fully appreciated what he was trying to do at the time

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    • @30.1 One Zambia

      In the Gambia, the leader who won the election is now the one at the helm of power. What a stark contrast this is when compared to Zambia where the incumbent who bull-dozed his way to power, still remains in power, and is still calling the shots. What do suppose made the difference?

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  29. “How do you charge a man with treason for simply standing up for democracy” – which democracy??? he has never subjected himself to any challenge for the presidency through a convention since 2006!!! mr “mymoney” stop yapping about things for which you know so little about.

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    • You are calling a spade a spade. That, however, is not a treasonable offense. Besides, why should Zambia be UPND and why should UPND be Zambia? If there is no democracy in UPND, as you seem to imply, does that mean there should be no democracy in Zambia? Do you mean to hold us hostage to UPND’s definition of democracy?

      UPND is UPND, and Zambia is Zambia. HH’s cry is for democracy in Zambia, not for democracy in UPND. Zambia is a different restaurant with a different menu from that in UPND. The fact that I don’t know how to cook does not mean that I must forfeit the right to call for better cooked and well prepared food. HH is right for demanding that there be democracy in Zambia. Whether or not there is democracy in UPND is irrelevant.

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    • By “That, however, is not a treasonable offense,” I mean to refer to HH’s clinging to power in UPND.

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  30. Maimmane missed a great opportunity to assist HH.

    Really, he should have advocated for a fair and speedy trial of HH, instead of advocating for the impossible – his immediate release. Just like the British HC before him did.

    Truly, no one on earth has the power to force a case that is before the courts to be discontinued – not even Her Majesty the Queen. The need to let the courts arbitrate without undue influence (from public or leader) was bequeathed us by the Queen’s bench!

    So it will be inimical, pretentious and folly to replace what is generally seen as the executive’s interference with the judicature with interference of our own. Interference is unacceptable, irrespective of the source.

    In all honest, Mmusi shouldn’t have let political emotions get the better of…

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    • South Africa is a democratic country, otherwise, Julius Malema would have been in prison by now.

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  31. 1300hrs news: protesters in support of the upnd and da gathered at the Zambian High Commission…equally supporters in support of government and the PF were there in numbers at the Zambian High Commissioner…LT HAS ONLY SHOWN PICTURES OF ONE SIDE OF THE STORY????? BIASED AND BADLY WRITTEN REPORT, LT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. In complex theory you can not predict how a system will respond when you change some input.As it stands, this issue is now bigger than than ECL or double H can handle. The best approach would have been to prevent further changes to the system or entirely reversing the initial action (the arrest). The fallout of small things like denying entry to some opposition leader could lead to something more complex than anyone can analyse and predict the consequences. Our economic and political system are complex systems and as such you can’t predict how the overal system will behave when you affect one part of the system. I wouldnt be surprised if the powers that be are supprised at the way things are panning out.

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    • As it stands, the RSA government and not the da this morning called Zambian High Commissioner to explain the situation. The Zambian High Commissioner had earlier advised maimane not to travel but as with most opposition in Africa: they know it all!! The RSA has already received this report from the Zambian High Commissioner and have asked their High Commissioner in Lusaka to engage the Zambian government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to explain the state of affairs.(SABC News)

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  33. Why is Maimane supporting something which he can’t do in his own country? If Maimane is man enough let him show us by blocking Zuma’s motorcade. I can only see a handful of DA supporters. Even the majority DA supporters knows that his president is wrong, you don’t leave your country to go and fight battles with another country. Does it mean that he has no issues to tackle in his own country? Please Maimane we know that you are a member of Anglo American whom HH promised to come back when he wins as president of Zambia. How much did you put in? Get used to it HH lost just think of it as a donation. Yes money is sweet, when it comes to money people lost their mind they don’t even feel ashamed when doing certain things.

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  34. Zambia chalo cha muka ndiuchi every Jim and jack is crying to come to Zambia. Zambians open your eyes let us find out why everyone is eager to come or to be associated with our country. Be warned it is only in Zambia where you can eat, sleep, walk during the night even talk nonsense without any one questioning you. My fellow Zambians let us guard our country jealously. They know that Zambia is a peaceful country their aim is to destroy our peace.

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  35. HH ana balaila vambili so they gave him a lot of money you can just see how badly they want him out of jail so that he can pay them back their money. Sorry guys you just put your money in the money pot.

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  36. Mmaimane is a front for apartheid perpetrators who felt exposed and it is shocking how he does not see himself (Mmaimane) as a well groomed house nigga. His type is typical of those that fail to disentangle themselves from the inferiority complex so deeply ingrained and engraved in them that they tune all their faculties to best serve those whom they worship. In short he is a useful ***** eager to please Helen Zille and her band of dented racist apartheid perpetrators, aware that they have an eye on him. Besides whatever he purportedly whats to achieve by visiting the incarcerated treason accused HH, it is sad that the House nigga mentality in him sticks-out an assumes Zambians are too daft to see through his stance.

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  37. The question that Mmusu should ask himself is : Whatever the merits/demerits of the allegations placed on HH, is the due process of the ZAMBIAN LAW being followed? And if it is, why does he carelessly ignore this fact by rubbishing this process? Does he respect us Zambians by this? Of course in his eagerness to please his masters, he assumes irrelevant our opinions corporate and defecates even on our highly respected justices who are under caveat oath to respond to his outrageous and unfair attacks. The matter is in court and this Mmusu does not care to restrain commenting on matters in court. Does he think he is wiser than us? This attitude can only be as a result of his inferiority complex towards his white DA masters even if it is at the expense of insulting us his fellow Blacks.

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  38. What? This is really going too far. Is this the way politics are done in South Africa? Let this DA chap know that Zambians are very sophiscated people and if he has forgotten what Zambia did to liberate them from the shackles of apartheid at the expense of it development, let him continue with this kind of stup1dity. DA chap, this Zambia and make no mistake we will sort you if you dare us. Majority of Zambians who support PF are very educated, enlightened and articulate than South Africans and their silence should not be mistaken for cowardice.
    Concentrate on fighting your battles in SA and leave us alone. Since when did a criminal like yourself get the guts to come and tell us to release another criminal in our own land? Bush11111111111111t!
    Wait until this ka hh is convicted and lets…

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  39. Mmusi Maimane what you should know is that this Zambia and NOT South Africa! Why should you go that far as if Zambia is your property. We don’t want you here and NEVER ask why! You should have respect for our Zambian authorities and the sovereignty of the country. WE DON’T WANT YOU HERE FULL STOP

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  40. The Boers have put black boy Mymoney in front just like upnd put fat Albert in front.

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  41. Having watched and listened on nNCA to Mmusi Maimane’s crude attacks on the Zambian Government in Pretoria – even to the extent of him calling President Edgar Lungu a Dictator.

    I HAVE COME TO CONCLUDE THAT MAIMANE WAS SPECIALLY HIRED BY THE WHITES TO EXECUTE THE DIRTY WORKS FOR THE RACIST WHITES. The chap exposed his empty but skul. Bravo to the Immigration Officers who unleashed the correct response to rhis STOOGE. Young South Africans must know that Lusaka was the Centre for Liberation Fights in Southern Africa. Oliver Tambo, Tabo Mbeki and several previous Ministers under Mandela’s Presidency lived in Lusaka. Maimane displayed the worst form of I.D.I.O.CY.

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  42. The mind sets of ALL gullible South African BLACKS who are members of the DA need to be placed under strict scrutiny on a dissecting microscope. The cancerous anatomy of the DA’s tissues has been exposed through Maimane’s virulent brains.

    Several of DA’s whites, led by Helen Zille, have publicly expressed their true racist genetic make by and insults on black Africans. – even expressing that colonialism was good for Africans. Yet Maimane buries his head in the sand with continued praises of his white bosses. Would MMusi’s call to organise SADC opposition leaders include the White’s product known as a RENAMO leader? We pray for the ANC in South Africa to rebrand itself so as to wipe out this monster called DA on the South African political landscape.

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  43. The mind sets of ALL gullible South African BLACKS who are members of the DA need to be placed under strict scrutiny on a dissecting microscope. The cancerous anatomy of the DA’s tissues has been exposed through Maimane’s virulent brains.

    Several of DA’s whites, led by Helen Zille, have publicly expressed their true racist genetic make by yelling insults on black Africans. – even expressing that colonialism was good for Africans. Yet Maimane buries his head in the sand with continued praises of his white bosses. Would MMusi’s call to organise SADC opposition leaders include the White’s product known as a RENAMO leader? We pray for the ANC in South Africa to rebrand itself so as to wipe out this monster called DA on the South African political landscape.

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  44. South Africa’s ANC at the moment is seemingly going through a rough ride politically and certainly, some of our brothers and sisters could be thinking of alternative leadership BUT still options might not and would never be found in the makeup of Mmusi Mmaimane’s persona. His whole political life is more about acting ‘Political Leader’ and intently observing Mmusi’s political character he proves and reveals a borrowed one, no wonder his political opponents especially those familiar with his past have accused him of being a front for the Imperialists. My advice he needs to be real and start learning of how to be African politician.

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    PF government know things have gone what are they hiding.Mr Maimai is just a freind of Zambia. Remember it took Ugandans and Germans to know Idi Amin/Hitler were bad people.And thats what is happening here Fearful man is very danderous.Pls release HH he did nothing wrong.Zambia has gone to pre Indipence period.Kaunda was not brutal like we are experiencing now.

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  46. My money ,should just close up because it is red hot for his sponsor! the disrespectful politician.Which country would allow what happened go quietly, why cant My money try to block President Zuma Motorcade and see what will happen to him.This boy is so silly like the sponsors behaviour

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  47. MRFair judge RSA is able to expose the problems with current leadership because they are free TO point out the wrongs where as Zambia is worse but not free to point out such.Remember the Malawi maize sagA and corruption OF ministers even Kambwili aluded to that recently.wE ARE SO SLEEPY THAT WE CANT EVEN POINT OUT THE WRONGS THIS GOVERNMENT IS DOING.WHERES FATHER BWALYA I TRUSTED HIM WHEN HE WAS AFATHER BUT MOW HE HAS JOINED BAWAGON OF BAD GUYS

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  48. Mmusi Maimane should leave zambia politics. It belongs to the dogs. He can’t change anything here. This country is rotten to the core. Its laws are flawed and President is nothing less than a King who ascended power through a vote. The fact that HH can’t be allowed a visitor is already an infringement on his basic human rights. when those kaponya PF cadres protested at the Zambian GHigh commissioner in Pretoria no one gassed them. try to protest in zambia…and the police will rush with their guns and teargus canisters. Zambia can only fair well if the president himself is principled Like Mwanawasa otherwise the vast powers of the Zed presidency are enough to make a kaponya to be a dictator

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  49. M***fuka if we feel your presence is likely to cause instability in our country we will do whatever it takes to keep you stupid ars out of our country with no explanation. do not bring your xenophobic tendencies and undermine our sovereignty. please respect us as we respect your country.

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  50. This guy has a lot of work to do within South Africa itself and am wondering whether coming to Zambia to cause havoc can add to his CV. He shall for ever remain an OPPOSITION.

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