HH in a police van
HH in a police van

Dear Editor,

I have tried to contact my friends in the intelligence community by making appointments but to no avail hence my coming out publicly on this important subject of current national interest. Zambia has had three major battles it has won, the first was the removal of the repressive white rule in 1964, the second the Rhodesia Boer war won in 1980 with Zimbabwe’s liberation where I personally participated and the last was the Zambian people’s triumph over Comrade KK 27 years rule over Zambia in 1991.

The continued incarceration of HH cannot pass without comment for those of us who have experienced war and value peace for continued prosperity of our children, grand children and nation.

Without prejudice, and having been a World Bank staff member, there is no doubt that unnecessary high political risks have been rising in the international community by putting HH in prison for charges which are unclear and do not appear to warrant a treasonable charge.

In addition to the Euro Bond debt repayment obligations, high political risks are a major contributing factor to a bad cash crisis in people’s homes, as investor are extremely sensitive to such risks and I am afraid that Zambia needs a sustained cash inflow from the international community, multilateral, bilateral and private sector investment for the country to register reasonable growth levels which must not be inhibited by unreasonable macro policy actions.

I witnessed the unfortunate violence that took place recently at Memorial Park. We were in the presence of dignitaries from Malawi, such as Hon. Mlanda Chiume, former Minister and now MP for Nkhata Bay. It was a very sad day for all of us mourners. If such things are not checked, violence may escalate in future.

The way things stand, I can only think of one person who can mediate in this crisis and it comrade KK. Sorry your Excellency to take you back from retirement, but we seem to have reached a point of no return and are now faced with reducing returns to scale.

Yours Sincerely,

George T. Sikazwe

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  1. Peace and stability is more important than settling scores.May the hard heartened PF/police hear for the sake of our country

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    • What a load of drivel by George Sikazwe

      What part of Court, due process, Law do you not understand.

      Why would one sacrifice the rule of law for economic growth

      You are implying you would trade your own Mother or say parents for an opprtunity to own a private jet?

      LT, do we get these contributors from ? I am pulling my hair out now.

      grrr, I am going to slap someone

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Ba Sikazwe, why have you panicked! Is it really you? Please come to your senses,we all need to live lawfully by obeying the law of the land. This case is in court or have you forgotten that a cabinet minister and a presidential
      aide are before court for contempt? Be a man Sir.

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    • Ba Sikazwe, why have you panicked! Is it really you? Please come to your senses,we all need to live lawfully by obeying the law of the land. This case is in court or have you forgotten that a cabinet minister and a presidential
      aide are before court for contempt?

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    • The biggest problem we have is chief of injustice mambilima. She should not allowed anyone to take the presidency until they can prove with evidence in court they won and the court needed to validly declare them based on evidence nothing else. All this would never have happened.

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    • I want to remind all who are misleading Lungu.Remember Mwango Katongo in court before he died.He was busy fighting bashi lubemba.Why is man today?At embasy park.Lungu is not God but a mere human being who leaves on bread ,Nshima and Beer.So those who put trust in him thinking he can fight anyone mwaloba ilyauma.Soon we shall see if God has no eyes.Bembas say wikala apatalala mwine upatalalika.Lungu is busy fighting tribal wars causing disunite in the country he will receive a gift in full very soon.

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    • Sikazwe is one of the few thinkers Zambia has left under the brutal PF regime.

      Thanks sikazwe for sounding a timely warning to Lungu the f00l and his thug political adviser Kaiser Zulu. Their days are numbered.

      Now they dont want to hear the word dialogue with UPND and release HH unconditionally. But when the war starts they will be the first ones to call for dialogue. Unfortunately when a fire starts its near impossible to extinquish it until it has done its job. The people who will decide to fight Lungu wont want to hear the word dialogue until he is defeated and brought to book.

      That day is coming very soon and it will be like a dream for Lungu and his thug Kaiser. They should ask KK.

      The PF cadres in uniform (police)wont believe what hit them for they only know how to…

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    • The PF cadres in uniform (police)wont believe what hit them for they only know how to take advantage of un armed citizens.

      Now is the time to release HH and stop all this undemocratic madness before a blood bath engulfs Zambia.

      PF is taking Zambians peaceful mature for granted but not for long because preparations have reached a point of no return.

      What I have said has come to pass.

      Free HH Free HH.

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    • Zambia is bigger than Lungu or HH and everything must be done for the benefit of our children and grandchildren.The political atmosphere currently prevailing in Zambia is not healthy for us now nor our future.It’s nice that every unthinking person can type whatever crap they want on the internet but pause and actually read articles, read about the image the current political tension is creating abroad.Our economy is too small and we can not afford to be viewed as high risk. We all know there was no army assembled to overthrow the president.The person who should be on trial is the policeman who was supposed to clear that Mongu road in good time for his excellency to travel unhindered.

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  2. Bashi Kazwe -KK can’t mediate. Suggest another person pls and not Alabi who has no sense of dignity.

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    • The rule of law is dead in Zambia.There is no separation of power.In short we have lost integrity as a country.It is plain truth that HH is a threat polically to Lungu.If we called for elections today which are free and fair HH can win straight.Lungu and his minion are cowards they fear that they can be arrested because of rooting Government coffers.One day soon they will dance to pelelete.Dont say we never told you.

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    • Mr Sikazwe’s article is baseless.I was looking for cash inflow figures for a period before HH WENT IN AND NOW THAT HE IS relaxing in detention.Non of these statistics have been provided but he goes to conclude that Zambia will experience reduced Cash inflows for as long as HH remains detained.The problem we are facing in this country is that those who want HH released are not putting forward what HH should do to facilitate his release.For me I think HH is under CAPTURE from his advisers such as William Banda and GBM.Before these people joined UPND,HH had lost FOUR Presidential Elections in a row but never behaved the way he has behaved this time around.History is that both William Banda and GBM are famous for violence.Let sober minds like Hon Musokotwane,Lungwangwa,Vincent Malambo etc…

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    • I dont know you and I do NOT want to , but I am glad you have a sane brain between your shoulders.

      Well done.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Zambia’s court is rotten. After you catch the arresting officer for all the charges lying and force him to apologize in court you continue to delay releasing an innocent man because someone does not want him to pursue the truth about the August election which in public domain appear to have been manipulated.

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    • Which court na yiwe?Lungu’s courts can not give Zambians a fair trial.Everything is upside down in Zambia.The only solution Ku ipona chapwa.Since civilization is not ECL’s style.Kamuntu kamo kaletu shupa kwati eka pangale Zambia.

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    • THIS CASE IS IN COURTS AND THE COURT PRECEEDINGS MUST BE LEFT TO THE EXPERTS IN COURTS. PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADVISING HH HOW TO AVOID PRISON LONG BEFORE EVEN HIS MOTORCADE OBSTRUCTED ECL’s. HH AND UPND HAVE BEEN UP TO DESTRUCTION OF ZAMBIA AS LONG AS THE TONGAS ARE NOT IN LEADERSHIP. UNFORTUNATELY IN ZAMBIA ONE CANNOT WIN ELECTIONS EXCLUSIVELY ON ONE OR TWO PROVINCES. ONE HAS TO CONVINCE THE ALL 10 PROVINCES OR AT LEAST 7. LET THE COURTS DEAL WITH THE CASE OR FIGHT FOR EVERYONE JAILED IN ZAMBIA TO BE RELEASED.

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    • My take too. If Lungu “orders ” the release of HH it’ll simply mean he’s behind his detention. Also how’s HH going to clear his name. Just like the Gabon disaster, we shall not know the truth if the court process is short circuited because of this Sikazwe. And why is trying to contact OP for? This is undermining the state machinery. Let the courts shame either the state or HH. Limbi mulefwaya uku kongolako kanono kuli ba HH?

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  3. I suspect the writer is soliciting comments over the HH detention. He is probably a hired gun from the intelligent.(shushu). The intelligent system have been unable to gauge the mood of the people because the PF government has shut all avenues of dissenting views. Toady, the ZICTA is working to assessing the security situation by monitoring comments from bloggers.
    The worst is that not everyone in Zambia uses the social media. Just ignore Mr Sikazwe. He is Namwanga related to Freedom Sikwaze Minister of Presidential Affairs.

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  4. Achipungani sikazwe. HH is just an opposition leader like any other. There is no mediation. No one is bove the law so shall it be. World Bank has given ZAMBIA MONEY FOR A DAM IN CHISAMBA. Cash flow nshi

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  5. HH should never been unless the court processes are done. He is not above zambian law and surely not a super Zambian man.

    Money is nothing without the respect to the rule of law. Money cant save you but respect can.

    If HH is realised without the due processes of the court, Lungu will be proven dictator and that will impact negatively on his personal integrity, political integrity, presidential integrity and PF political party integrity.

    Therefore, HH should face the full might of the law in its fullness. HH did not only undermine Lungu but the all zambian people who elected Lungu President and Lungu represents all zambians.

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  6. “…been rising in the international community by putting HH in prison for charges which are unclear and do not appear to warrant a treasonable charge…”

    For starters, this comment is contemptuous. You are trying to arm twist the government into abrogating the constitution, which is wrong. I suggest you let the judiciary do their work without undue influence. Threatening the government with financial and economic repercussions is wrong. SORRY MR. SIKAZWE, YOU ARE OFFSIDE!!!

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  7. Use the right channel to push your agenda. The church tied to pull a fast one through the catholics and Telesphore Mpundu but taking sides and pointing fingers just worsened the situation. Our Republican Vice President yesterday hosted the church, not just Telesphore and the catholics but the SDA, Islamic Council, The New Apostolic Faith, UCZ, the Pentecostals etc and they resolved to create a task force which will represent the church and speak as one voice. Humility, unity, neutrality is what will resolve this matter, Mr. Sikazwe.

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    • @Nemo: I didn’t know you follow my contributions. At least you acknowledge they are contributions but what is it exactly you comment about except insult?? Your brain is not big enough to comprehend such issues??

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    • This Nemo is truly a fish-brain! I am amazed that you can be so petty! Get a life you silly cyber bully! 🙁

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  8. Robmwale Freedom Sikazwe is not Namwanga he is Lungu from Kapoko village, Mpulungu district, northern province.

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  9. KK and his comrades,despite their weaknesses,laid down a strong foundation which should be built upon.It is pointless to bring the old man in issues which he is not privy to.Let the old man enjoy his retirement in tranquility.There are a lot of people, who have studied conflict management skills, who can come in and assist in resolving conflicts that has engulfed the nation.There is no need to start bothering the old man to start solving country’s problems.His retirement zone should not be encroached with problems that can be solved by other people.It will be very unfair to bring in the old man in our problems when we can solve them on our own unless you want the old man to die fast.

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    • Mushota the tribalist from Nabwalya Village now in Uk .They say you can not remove village manners even so called literate people.War is not something to play with,dont underrate other people,we can all loose.Supressing or arresting opnents in a political race will and has never been a solution towards peace.Without peace there can never be development.United we stand and divided we fall.

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  10. It has reached a point of no return because no one cares and no one reads such articles to the end and if they do so? it is for the sake of find what to answer you back. all we are waiting for is the bursting of the waste they dont care about all that you have said they once said “i will divide zambia amicably”, “iam ready for violence”. “tell EU and donors to take their donations away if they want they can`t dictate who to arrest and who not to arrest , i want Zambia to be like Zimbabwe no more colonialism we are a sovereign state we value dignity more than economic development.so dear dont waste your energy on that because you are speaking to deaf ears and blind eyes. who are you? who is that former minister to them?where have you been? international bodies and communities have,…

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  11. Mr Sikazwe, you’ve probably woken from a centuries-old coma for you to not know that HH himself killed or settled the “RELEASE HH” debate only the other day. The UPND President unambiguously stated in terms which went as follows:

    THERE IS NO PRESIDENT WHO CAN RELEASE US. ONLY THE DUE PROCESS OF THE LAW WILL SET US FREE AND WE ARE MORE THAN READY TO BE SUBJECTED TO IT.

    So bwana Sikazwe, stop crying more than the bereaved.

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  12. Point of Collection, Hon Mkanda Chiume, Member of Parliament for Nkhata Bay central, aTonga by tribe.

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  13. Sikazwe is a man who can do anything to gain cash; he can even offer his own wife for money I guess.

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  14. Chalo Nkhanza you are a big liar.HH never said those words.What HH said is that “We are not asking for sympathy but only the rule of law to set us free”.To you what does that mean?HH is asking for fairness and favor.If today lungu accepts that he was wrong by arresting HH in that in human way and uses his power to set him free HH can not refuse.That I can assure you.

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    • AT LEAST HE HAS ALREADY STARTED LEARNING THE RULE OF LAW IN HIS CORRECTIONAL STATE. TOO LATE, THOUGH.

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  15. KK is the last person to appeal to for intervention. He can’t and won’t do it. He is as vindictive if not more so than lungu.

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  16. George Sikazwe could be in dream-land can some wake him up and tell him that in Zambia the rule of law must be respected regardless of your standing in society.I don’t know why he is even assuming that there’s high political risks in Zambia.And what has him being a former world bank member of staff(cleaner or whatever) got to do with Zambian economy.No wonder the so called friends in intelligence community are not taking him seriously.Those are personal achievements.HH said that he wants justice not sympathy so let the law be applied equally on the rich and the poor.

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  17. @16, Old Man, tell this liar one more thing: What powers are vested in the president (unrecognised president for that matter) that allows the head of state to curtail the court process?

    Again, I refer you to HH’s exact words:

    “We have equally heard another school of thought going round that there is no President with powers to release us; Yes, at the moment that is true and we agree with that school of thought also. There is no President who can release us because this matter is before the courts of law. ”

    See that, @16 Malyokota? Now, let me hear you call me liar!

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  18. How can you appeal to KK as a mediator when he is part of rhe the problem. We revere pipo who oppress us because they keep us poor and promise us a future so that we keep trying to achieve the unreachable.
    KK is quiet because this was his dream. He will die happy but Zambia will be unhappily divided.

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  19. Please Mr.President you need to sermon the minister of transport and investigate of what’s happening at RTSA .The system being used for issuing Road Tax licenses is too slow and people can’t work due to the long queues in all Zampost outlets.What is happening in Zambia kanshi?why change the system when the old one is better than the new one?Do we have people who test these systems.RTSA management need to explain otherwise this is a good sign of corruption at RTSA.I have never seen such a system before in my life.I support PF but don’t support this nooooooooseeeeenseeeee in Zambia.Ba Lungu twapapataa…

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  20. Which cash flow is this fool talking about. HH represents the minority Tongas. Which investment can u point at that is suffering?

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    • YOU WISH. ZAMBIA IS ON THE MOVE. POSITIVE THINGS HAPPENING AND ONE OFTHEM IS INCARCERATING SOME TROUBLE MAKER WHO ARE FULL OF BITTERNESS AND HATE. SECONDLY, DEVELOPMENT IS CONTINUING AND ONE OF THEM SMK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN CB, KK AIRPOT, TOO. TOMENTION BUT FEW EXAMPLES. JUST CONTINUE WITH YOUR PIPEDREAM.

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  21. Zambia should avoid stressing Comrade KK with so many issues. He is the only respected former President alive but his age demands that he should just rest. R. B. is lost in the jungle, he is biased and so ECL must just employ wise advisors if he wants this nation to progress. Desire for personal gain will kill everything.

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  22. Zambia is bigger than Lungu or HH and everything must be done for the benefit of our children and grandchildren.The political atmosphere currently prevailing in Zambia is not healthy for us now nor our future.It’s nice that every unthinking person can type whatever crap they want on the internet but pause and actually read articles, read about the image the current political tension is creating abroad.Our economy is too small and we can not afford to be viewed as high risk. We all know there was no army assembled to overthrow the president.The person who should be on trial is the policeman who was supposed to clear that Mongu road in good time for his excellency to travel unhindered.

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  23. Some people are exalting HH to the status of God. Ba Sikazwe surely, is HH that important to you? HH is not above you and me; he is not a superior being. Nor is he above the law. So, if he commits an offense, he should be subjected to the due process of the law just like the rest of us. As for donor aid being cut off on account of one mortal being called HH, I doubt donor agencies are that naive. If, on the other hand, donors decide to cut off aid on HH’s account, let it be. I would rather live in a poor country called Zambia than one whose sovereignty and dignity is mortgaged to HH’s and donor’s interests.

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  24. President Akufo Addo of Ghana has already forewarned Lungu and his Criminal Advisers to release HH from Jail. Without Respect for Rule of Law, Constitutionalism, Human Rights and Good Governance foreign inflows into Zambia will dry up with adverse effects on the Economy.President Akufo Addo has advised Lungu to respect individual liberties and Release HH unconditionally becoz he is innocent and has not committed any Treason. The charges are politically motivated and are meant to keep HH in Jail even though he did not commit a Crime. Lungu should realise that he will not be in power forever. Lungu is persecuting HH thru Prosecution. This unacceptable and Sadistic.

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  25. Zambia is more peaceful now that Under Five Card Clinic is not around to make erroneous statement after another, just as his people from one region do daily! Masters of negativity!

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  26. I am glad the law is taking its course! These guys level of Under Five Card Clinic reasoning (bloggers) boggles my mind! Imagine taking such people to state house with you as advisers! Zambia can crumble down overnight!

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  27. Leave KK out of it! He knows the guy is up to no good for Zambia! Let the law take its course, please! You think these bloggers will ever learn? How do you expect U5 to? This is a regional party with an agenda and set minds in place!

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  28. What do you expect a corrupt president to say. If you were a discerning tourist which of the following cities would you visit? See We built this city below. Copy and paste in your browser
    m.youtube.com/watch?v=JWAOxcVytfI

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=C77HMC7amds

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  29. Supper Ken please sort out all your children and tell them to behave. Zed first… one zambia one nation. Please please you are the ba shikulu to put them in there place…
    Lungu and HH.

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  30. Mr. Sikazwe sounds as if he is writing from Jupter. For his information I was a victim of Musumbulwa at Hodgeson Technical College (now David Kaunda Sec School), witnessed dissolution of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland and the birth of Zambia on 24th October 1964.

    Our late Harry Nkumbula, Mungoni Liso and Anderson Mazoka never behaved the way Hakaimbe Hichilema is exhibiting himself. HH has aligned himself with enemies of Zambia, a beloved country of his own (HH’s) biological children. He is linked to the Oppenheimer’ Brunthurst Foundation that hates Zambia. He flirts with Obasanjo (a Yoruba) who hates Zambia for having supported Biafrans. Ba Sikazwe, we cannot throw away our democratic norms for the sake of a treacherous HH. God forbid – Lusaka Times has limited space.

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  31. If U Bembas and nyanjas think that you can control people and use thier land indefinitely!!! you are very wrong it will blow up in your face.. be warned…

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  32. UPNDonkeys…..yaba! Reasoning tapaba, kulibe, peepe batuumbu! Hiw can you reason with donkeys? Let U5 rot in correction, it was entirely his choice to volunteer into correction.

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  33. Why should there be war because HH is in jail? Is he the first opposition leader in zambia to find himself in jail or facing the law? This kind of thinking only proves one thing- HH is a toxic leader who has been deliberately plotting evil and chaos against our nation. He has been hinting about his intentions and we Zambians have been naive so far. We better wake up to this reality and stand against the demonic agenda against our country. It is no joke. The intent is clear by now. Preaching amagedon and refusing to accept an election which every other observer has acknowledged is all part of the plot. There is everything sinister about upnd petitioning an election result, failing to present a single evidence but then crying foul as if its anybody’s fault. All this is part of the plan…

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  34. Why he must be released soon? This is in your head! It is the court that will decide not you, boy!

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