MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga
MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga

CHIEF Government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga has dismissed as untrue media reports suggesting that State House is dictating who should visit treason-charged United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema at Mukobeko Maximum Correctional Facility.

Some online publications purported that State House gave authority to former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland to visit Mr Hichilema.

Ms Mulenga said contrary to the media assertions, Mr Obasanjo and Ms Scotland, who were in the country recently, only indicated to President Lungu their plans to visit Mr Hichilema at Mukobeko.

She said in a statement issued yesterday that the two visitors’ indication on their intended visit to Mr Hichilema was in line with diplomatic etiquette where international dignitaries indicate their programmes to the host Government.

“Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland, however, indicated to His Excellency the President Edgar Lungu when they paid a courtesy call on him that they wished to visit Mr Hichilema,” Ms Mulenga said.

She said visitations to any person in a correctional facility, including Mr Hichilema, are authorised by prisons authorities in line with prison regulations.

She said Mr Hichilema, or any other suspect, or prisoner, receives guests on a daily basis, with permission from prison authorities, and not State House authorities.

Ms Mulenga also advised the media to always cross-check facts with relevant authorities before publishing their stories to avoid misleading and misinforming the public.

“Government values the role the media plays in nation building, hence the need for them to remain factual, ethical and professional in carrying out their role of informing, educating and entertaining the public,” she said.

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31 COMMENTS

    • Kampamba! Hahahahahhaha, that’s when you are thinking of twisting the fact that people have to been given permission by Jonathan to visit HH,,

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    • Which innocent man? The satanist who wanted to cause the death of my president. Hang him by the balls.

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    • Kampamba is so naive to say the least. Why Jon chose her for that position is beyond wonder.

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    • Chief PF govt vuvuzela Mulenga Kampamba is a pathological liar & need to be examined by Chainama.

      What Mulenga is yapping about State House, the opposite is true. It is visionless Jonathan Lungu who had a hand on Obasanjo & the Commonwealth to visit HH.

      Everyone knows that the dictator at State House has had a hand on whom visited HH.
      Can the PF regime stop this rhetoric madness of their short legged lies!
      PF bandits are feeling the heat. Until the presidential petition is heard after blind Lungu gives power to the speaker, PF remains illegitimate, illegally & undemocratically in power.
      Hero of Households~Viva HH Forward.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • We are Tired of the same rubbish, these PF ministers should grow up and be professionals. It’s a shame to see people holding public offices behaving like fools. Embarrassing for our country. If you have nothing to offer shut up or step down.

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  1. Which Public Media Is She Talking About?
    I Thought Over 85% Of Media Houses In Zambia Are Biased Towards Them(Government), But Now How Come Today This Woman Is Yapping That The Media Is Not Factual Buy Reporting Falsehoods.
    And Which Diplomacy Are You Talking About? Who Ordered Immigration Dept To Deport Maimane Preventing Him From Attending HH’s Trial? And You Call That Diplomacy. Funny Indeed

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    • Mulichisushi imwe. Read the story first and comment accordingly. Maimane is not at a level of the vip. He doesn’t even have a diplomatic passport just another under5 and you think he is worth diplomatic status. The treatment he was given is exactly what suits him.

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  2. There are so many reports from around the different media circles who have reported that President Lungu has allowed the for example the Bishops to visit HH and have never been refuted. What has changed now? Oh the president does want to be seen as prison warder now? Kampamba keep quiet and stop hallucinating!

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    • you are not well in your head that you shod admit it. just How special do you think HH is for you to ask The President to act in that manner as he is the Judiciary?

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    • It’s because of justice and rule of law why hh is at mukobeko. That means no one’s high public status can make him escape or be above the law. Rule of law puts us all at the same level. I know you expected hh not to jailed at mukobeko but put under house arrest because of his status. Rule of law means exactly what he is undergoing. It’s the same law which is restraining interventions of the president or foreign community to act in a way that will undermine it.

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    • @ Condomised oval head above

      Get your oval head out of donkeys arse and stop crapping in public

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  3. Iwe Oval Head Are You Telling Me That You Can Only Go To USA To Visit Your Relatives/Friends If And Only If You Have A Diplomatic Status Or Passport?

    Maimane Has The Right To Travel To Whatever Country He Wishes Because He Has A Passport.

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  4. Liars; PF is purely evil; one day they shall pay for the evils they have done; let them just release HH;

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  5. Ba lusaka times, the other mouth piece the fallen PF regime! Why do always publish this row information from this minister. Tell her to go back to school and learn some basics in English language. She is such a disgrace.

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  6. Useless girl…then why did the Catholic bishops, Obasango and Scotland go to State House to ask Lazy Lungu?

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  7. Nolle Prosequi is not good things… An outright aquittal or conviction would have been a more conclusive outcome. The drama has ended too soon.

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  8. Which planet is Kampamba Mulenga? Starting from bishops to other world leaders all sought permission from Almight Edgar the the eternal president.

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  9. SORRY MADAM MINISTER, YOU ARE RIGHT, NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CENSURE PIPO VISITING PRESIDENT HH AT HIS RESIDENCE, TOO LATE A HERO YOU ARE

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  10. PF committed a Political blunder by arresting him. You made him more popular both at home and abroad. Even if he had to recognize the 2016 elections as legit, it’s too late now. Come 2021 he’ll have more support and the world will be watching. That gives him more chance of winning.

    PF has a good reason to ask UPND to recognize them as legit government but you did it the wrong way. You shouldn’t have detained him for months on end. The proverbial saying is true here, “PF dug it’s own grave.”

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  11. @ shu shu shu your head is like an empty tin. I can’t believe you can post such on social media. Are you human or what??

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