HH asks IG to drop charges against firegate demonstrators

42
4,527 views
Hakainde Hichilema

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has called for the immediate resignation of the Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja for arresting and detaining citizens who are protesting against the corruption and injustices led by President Edgar Lungu.

“I am advising Kakoma Kanganja to resign on his own for stopping, arresting and detaining citizens who are protesting against the broad day light corruption of the PF and it’s leaders especially Mr Edgar Lungu and his associates,” said Mr. Hichilema.

Mr. Hichilema stated that the arrest and detaining of citizens under the orders of the Inspector General of Police is a clear indication that he too, like Mr Edgar Lungu is a beneficiary of corruption.

The UPND leader stated that the protests were lawfully intended but that the Police as usual obeyed political calls from the PF at the expense of stopping corruption in the country.

Mr. Hichilema has also warned the Inspector General of Police to stop playing politics and siding with lawlessness because doing so would make citizens lose confidence in the police.

“Kanganja must take note that he has for sometime now been an architect of lawlessness in the country and he is in that office, being paid by Zambians not PF, so when citizens demand answers they must be allowed to do but really Kanganja is trying hard to prove that he is part of lawlessness and citizens will teach him a lesson,” Mr. Hichilema said.

And Mr. Hichilema has sympathized with the people who were arrested yesterday for lawfully intending to express their displeasure about the continued corruption and theft under the PF leadership.

“I sympathise with my sister Laura, my brother and Musician Chama Fumbe also known as Pilato, my brother Lewis Mwape, my sister Mwambanzi and others who were unlawfully arrested, detained and charged yesterday for simply demanding answers from Mr Edgar Lungu and his PF, please remain strong,” said Mr. Hichilema.

He charges that if not careful, the Inspector General of Police will go down togther with the PF and it’s leaders over corruption and several injustices on citizens.

And Mr. Hichilema has called on the Inspector General of Police to with immediate effect drop the charges against citizens who were arrested and detained yesterday for standing up against the Patriotic Front party’s corruption on grounds that taking such matters before the court law is mere abuse.

“And I am calling on Kakoma Kanganja to drop these charges on citizens with immediate effect because not doing so will again prove that the Police are working hand in hand with the PF to suppress citizens but also abuse court time, and Kanganja does not learn especially that he, himself has been dragged to court before,” added Mr. Hichilema.

The UPND leader also reaffirmed that it is because of such irresponsible conduct by the Police and it’s command that the country should take keen interest and help restore normalcy.

And Mr. Hichilema has wondered that for how long will citizens be stopped from enjoying their fundamental human rights if the Police is in forefront abrogating the laws.

He however appeals to the nation not to sit idle when those claiming leadership are stealing with impunity and seemingly state institutions are there defending ills such as corruption.

Mr Hichilema emphasised that suppressing citizens, stealing from citizens and deliberately breaking the laws as is the case now must be stoped and amputed together with the PF and it’s leaders.

This is according to a news statement issued by Mr Hichilema’s Deputy Press Secretary Brian Mwiinga.

Meanwhile, opposition PeP President Sean Tembo who was arrested on Friday along with five others has vowed to continue seeking answers over the procurement of fire tenders.

Mr Tembo has since thanked Zambians for the warm wishes during his incarceration.

” I wish to thank you all Zambians for your warm wishes during my unlawful incarceration following our lawful protest at Parliament yesterday over the $42 million fire tender scandal. Me and my colleagues, Laura Miti, Pilato, Lewis Mwape, Bonwell Mwewa and Mika are extremely grateful to all citizens and we hope that you shall continue to stand on the side of accountability and patriotism, even as we move forward, Mr Tembo said.

He added, “Your support was invaluable in keeping us in high spirits while behind bars. Please continue with this spirit. Together, we shall liberate this country and ensure sanity prevails, if not for our own sake, then for the sake of our children and their children.”

“To the media, we want to say a big THANK YOU for giving our protest the required coverage. We heavily rely on your galant professionalism for us to put our messages out there to the masses. You’re true patriots. With noble and fearless men and women like yourselves, we are assured of victory in our quest for a better Zambia, devoid of the existing mediocrity.”

Mr Tembo said the Patriots for Economic Progress’s quest for justice to prevail on the issue remains unwavering and is just starting.

“We intend to pursue this matter all the way to its logical conclusion. In this regard, we shall this week be writing to President Lungu to follow up on modalities for our commissioned forensic audit in this matter,” Mr Tembo said.

“Whoever unduly benefitted from this $42 million scandal needs to be very afraid because we are coming for them. As Patriots for Economic Progress, we shall be relentless in our pursuit of this matter until the truth comes out and justice prevails. That much is assured, come rain or sunshine.”
And Musician Pilato has also thanked the public for the support rendered.

“One day we will ask ourselves, how did we get here? It will be too late because by then our voices will be faint and our ears blocked. We will try to stand up and fight but all those that would have helped us fight will not be there anymore. Then we will ask ourselves, how did we get here?”

“We were released last night. Thank you very much for your prayers and support. Zambia is our home, it is our responsibility. We will stand up for it again and again.”

Meanwhile, Laura Miti also thanked Zambians for the outpouring of support.

“By now most of you know that we were released late last night and got home. Now lets go on and demand answers for #42For42 and for accountability generally. #SupportTheDemand.”

42 COMMENTS

    • +3
      -22
      vote

      Whole lot ste delusional.

      The country has moved on from the tender. Grow up !

      I have a PhD

      Thanks

      Bb2014,2016

    • +3
      -2
      vote

      quotation from paragraph 8:
      ““I sympathise with my sister Laura, my brother and Musician Chama Fumbe also known as Pilato, my brother Lewis Mwape, my sister Mwambanzi and others who were unlawfully arrested,…”
      MWALI LEGAL STUDIES IN PRISONI?

    • +2
      -1
      vote

      EVERY TIME THE UPND SETS UP A DATE WITH THE STREET, THEY ARE MET WITH A JAIL TERM
      ===================================
      Be reminded that every time you take to the streets defying police orders, you are inviting jail. The moment the unruly portions of public start running battles with police on the street, just know that those lawless creatures are ignorant and are just being used by extremely selfish individuals. IG Kakoma is on right track. Equal to the task. Thanks IG for the good job; Merci beaucoup pour votre service inébranlable. Twalumba!

  1. +5
    -17
    vote

    US ZAMBIAN NEVER SUPPORTED THEM NIEHTER DID WE PRAY FOR THEM….THERE IS ALWAYS A BETTER WAY OF ENGAGING GOVERNMENT …THAN KULIBONESHA

  2. +3
    -9
    vote

    Advise them to ask their MPs to protest for them in parliament. Oh wait…..UPND does not recognise Parliament…

  3. +9
    -13
    vote

    Chishimba Kambwili makes more sense than “cuundu chaitwa” chairman HH!!
    Plus have you seen what i told you yesterday that Laura Miti,Pilato and 3 others were sent to protest by HH’s upnd?if you check from those arrested,no tonga or a bantustan was there to show that its those from PF strongholds who are protesting!!
    CURSED IS THE DAY HH WAS RELEASED FROM MUKOBEKO!!HE WAS SUPPOSE TO REMAIN THERE BEYOND 2021.HH ONLY WISHES ZAMBIA TROUBLE AS LONG AS ITS NOT HIM IN STATE HOUSE.soon all good economical things our country gained when he was in jail will go bad.i.e kwacha is already losing ground,fuel,mealie meal prices may go up,etc.SURELY,WHY SHOULD WE ALL SUFFER BECAUSE OF ONE KAINDE?GOVNT PLEASE CAGE THIS WOUNDED LION BEFORE WE DO IT FOR YOU!!
    President Lungu and IG Kanganja must put…

  4. +6
    -10
    vote

    Look at the name of HH’s press secretary “BRIAN MWIINGA-tonga!!!”.Now remember all those found at his chalala house who were charged with him on 10th April,2017-all tonga.
    THESE ARE CLEAR SIGNS THAT HH CAN ONLY LEAD A GOVNT BY THE TONGAS AND FOR THE TONGAS AND NOT ZAMBIANS!!!TRIBAL1SM IN HH’S BLOOD!!
    please brethren in 6.5 provinces never make a mistake of voting for Kainde in 2021.you better even vote for Kambwili,Kabimba,Nawakwi and anothers if not PF!!!HH’S TRIBAL1SM IS IN BLACK AND WHITE (CLEARLY STATED)!!!

  5. +6
    -8
    vote

    HH is week in,week out in tongaland.as i speak now,today he was in monze at Gonde educating his tribesmen how to vote for him in 2021.SINCE 11/08/2016 HAVE YOU HEARD OR SEEN HH IN LUAPULA,NORTHERN,MUCHINGA,EASTERN?BIG NO.WHY?BECAUSE YOU PEOPLE THERE DO NOT MATTER TO HIM!!
    That Mrs Scotland must be ashamed of herself as she was deceived by HH just to secure his freedom from mukobeko.am pretty sure HH still cheats people in 3.5 provinces that he is a president of Zambia.THE DPP SHOULD REVOKE THE NOLLE SO THAT HH CAN GO BEHIND BARS ONCE MORE!!

    • +3
      -3
      vote

      I THINK HH HAS BEEN GIVEN A LONGER ROPE TO RE-HANG HIMSELF. HH HAS NEVER BEEN AND WILL NEVER BE A SUITABLE TONGA FOR PRESIDENCE. HH IS TOO DEEPLY EMMERSED IN TRIBALISM AND HE IS FULL OF HATE AND BITTERNESS. I THINK HE NEVER HAD LOVE FROM HIS PARENTS DURING HIS CHILDHOOD. I DON’T LIKE THE THINKING OF THOSE CHAPS WHO WANT TO SELL ZAMBIA TO COLONISERS. HH IS SIMPLY A POLITICAL REJECT AND IT IS HIMSELF TO BLAME FOR ACCEPT A TRIBAL TICKET.

    • 0
      -1
      vote

      @Peter. Look deep down yourself, are you an honest man? Is your own bigotry and tribal brain making you blind to your own prejudices and the wrongs in our society? Is your obsession with HH and tribalism a mask of your own inadequacies and tribal entrenched mindset? You are obsessed with Tongas and HH, calling them names to hide your own tribal instincts. You are the tribalist because it is not HH who is consumed and talks about tribe, he talks about Zambia and Zambians but like the clever fool you are, you keep peddling the same lies, those lies are past their use by date, there is so much suffering for the many in Zambia that this tribal game is no longer going to give you the benefits it gave your lot. Enlightened, intelligent people, wise people from your own region are waking up to…

  6. +4
    -6
    vote

    “…..And I am calling on Kakoma Kanganja to drop these charges on …….but also abuse court time….” added Mr. Under5.
    This boy, under5 UP.NDonkeylet, is a ball of contradictions. Just look at the past 12 months, 67% of court cases in Zambia have been under5 abusing the court process and wasting preciius court time. Today he should be teaching Kanganja about court time?!!!
    Look here under5, those who were detained have their own agenda and will never work with you at election time simply tribalism put you where you are as under5 leader of UP.NDonkeys, which Zambian does not know that? Daft as you are let me explain to you in simple terms: As far as the majority of Zambians are concerned Tribalism is at tge same level as Corruption. So if Laura hates Corruption know that she also…

  7. +4
    -2
    vote

    …..So if Laura Miti hates Corruption know that she also hates you and Tribalism because it is one and the same thing. You mean up to now under5 you cannot understand why no one in his or her right senses becomes your ally during elections and so you are confined forever to the role of loser?
    Your political career was damaged beyond repair tye moment you succeed Mazoka as tonga only for UP.ND president……kikikikikikiki… and his language and usage of words is so unimaginative so uninspiring for a president! Did you pass through school under5, or you spent your time at school tribalising and missing the essence of the english language?

  8. +8
    -2
    vote

    This is not partisan issue. It is about bad governance which will affect us and our children. Corruption is a cancer in the body politic of our beloved Zambia. Lungu and his fellow criminals must be made to account. We don’t believe in the Fire Tenders costing $1 million. This deal smells of corruption. Both Lungu and Kampyongo must be made to account. Kampyongo is alleged to have received 3 luxury vehicles as a bribe for awarding the supply contract to the contractor.Mr Corruption No.1 needs to clear his name in this corrupt deal. We want zero tolerance to corruption in Zambia. We must stop Lungu and his fellow crooks from destroying our beloved Zambia thru corruption.

    • +2
      -5
      vote

      IN YOUR BIG HEAD WITH A SMALL BRAIN, SO, TRIBALISM CAN NEVER AFFECT YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN, CAN IT? I THOUGHT IT IS BECAUSE YOU HATE CERTAIN TRIBES IN ZAMBIA THAT’S WHY YOU STARTED BURNING TO ASHES THEIR HOUSES AND MURDERING SOME. OR, DO YOU MEAN TONGAS ONLY WHENEVER YOU SAY, “…US AND OUR CHILDREN”

  9. +3
    -14
    vote

    Comment:
    Icilema: get it in your thick headway; you have no authority to instruct or to suggest anything under the sun about security issues, ok, iwe kachema?

    • vote

      He is Zambian and he pays taxes. What’s wrong with you?

      EVERY ZAMBIAN HAS A RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT.

      You on the other hand don’t have right to say what you just said. Don’t stop Zambians from airing their views!

  10. +2
    -15
    vote

    Whereas under5 is trying hard to misinterpret Laura Miti’s protest to look like anti President Lungu, Laura and her colleagues have not said anything of the sort. Their statements after release do not in any way mention or recognise under5 or his fake support…. if I were under5 I would cry, but of course as (UP.N)Donkey he cannot think clearly due to his tribal annointment.
    Take it from me ba tuumbu ba under5, I repeat, true Zambians think that if Lungu is bad, you are far worse. That is why when it comes to elections, tgey abandon you. Remember how retrenched miners refused to side with you? Oh yes you do because you cried about it that day in Chililabombwe!

  11. +4
    -3
    vote

    HH must know it is not Kakoma that is the problem, it is the alpha and Omegas hat are a problem. The Kanganja family was always a family of intergrity and morals, but the poor guy is in a no win position and I really feel sorry for him. We have a very vicious political mafia and they have sucked the blood of morality in every decent Zambian in the civil service, judiciary and even business. Whoever takes from him will face the same problems as long as the powers be don’t embrace morality, justice and all aspects of democracy. Tell me one person within the system who has not been captured?

  12. vote

    It’s a nolie naiwe HH, the reason they were released in night of night was lungu was on his way back and did not want to answer any questions regarding firegate…….he knows he has chewed…

  13. +13
    -5
    vote

    Just look at the hate and venom in the PF kaponya rats above……they all want is a free space to loot and plunder Zambia with no questions asked….stealing and corruption 24/7 Then you speak their language…..

  14. +1
    0
    vote

    Ever since the much hyped about dialogue process brokered by the Commonwealth started I have been keenly following it. In particular I have been observing the comments made by under5 at various fora and various issues and Patricia’s envoy Gambari. My conclusion as Terrible is tgat the two are singing totally different songs from two completely different hymn books. In simple language the two parties are poles apart, no I don’t mean like north and south poles on earth (there are human beings in between the poles and its easy to discuss with human beings), I mean like north pole on earth and north pole on the planet Jupiter.
    Gambari believes he is discussing dialogue with government as Zambia has an internationally recognised government and therefore that is not on the negotiating table…

  15. +1
    0
    vote

    Gambari believes that he is discussing dialogue with government as Zambia has an internationally recognised government and therefore that is not on the negotiating table. On the other hand under5 believes that there is no government. Check under5’s verbatim reference to “Kanganja” and “Edgar Lungu” and not their offices. By extension (that there is no government – executive, legislature and judiciary) under5 is saying that
    1. there is no parliament (but his MPs are sitting there and even attended the official opening of a parliament they don’t recognise, they are receiving salaries, allowances and other priviledges from an illegal parliament, they themselves are illegal MPs
    2. there is no Cabinet, so for example, the presentation of national budget was illegal and made by an…

  16. +1
    0
    vote

    2. there is no Cabinet, so for example, the presentation of national budget was illegal and made by an illegal minister of finance even though under5’s MPs attended the illegal speech and will debate it next week.
    3. there no judiciary even though under5 takes his petition and other legal matters to Concourt, High Court, Supreme Court, Magistrates Courts, Local Courts, etc.
    4. under5’s political organisation the UP.ND)onkeys is illegal because the Registrar of Societies is illegal as an office of an illegal government. The only parties that legal in Zambia are those that recognise the government and by implication all its wings and departments.
    5. ACC is illegal because it is appointed by an “illegal” President. Therefore ACC has no mandate or legal status or locus standi to…

  17. +1
    0
    vote

    5. ACC is illegal because it is appointed by an “illegal” President. Therefore ACC has no mandate or legal status or locus standi to investigate the suspected corruption in the fire tenders, so the investigations that Laura Miti and her colleagues are demanding are illegal in the eyes of under5. By the same token Chishimba Kambwili and others who claim to possess evidence of corruption cannot take that “evidence” to ACC. TIZ too is offside by rejecting the statement by ACC that they had investifated the tender and cleared it, because ACC is an “illegal” entity going by under5.

    From the above you can see that under5 is a ball of contradiction, ignorant or a trouble maker whose correct place of abode should have remained Mukobeko. For Gambari, I can summarise his take away from the…

  18. +1
    -1
    vote

    From the above you can see that under5 is a ball of contradiction, ignorant, trouble maker (there are appropriate designations in the law) whose correct place of abode should have remained Mukobeko. For Gambari, I can summarise his take away from the so called “dialogue”: he is wasting his time and that of the Commonwealth and Zambia’s time because it is clear that what under5 wants is NOT dialogue but to make Zambia ungovernable and destroy the country. Gambari therefore take note and advise Patricia Scotland that according to Commonwealth and international practice, under5’s actions and objectives amount to subversion of an elected government. Therefore Mukobeko was the correct place of abode for under5 and Patricia made a big blunder by securing his release. But tell her that…

  19. +1
    -1
    vote

    …..Therefore Mukobeko was the correct place of abode for under5 and Patricia made a big blunder by securing his release. But tell her that Zambians have forgiven her because apart from the tiny minority of UP.NDonkeys (the majority of UP.ND members are decent individuals who pove Zambia like Mazoka did), we are a civilised forgiving society. Anyway, coming from a civilised society herself, how would she have known that she was dealing with UP.NDonkeys and not normal members of society?

  20. +2
    0
    vote

    Why UPND did not join he PROTESTS? HH should have led the protests? WHY COMMENT WHEN U NEVER SUPPORTED ? UYOPA ANOTHER TREASON? THEN THIS KA PARTY SPONSORED BY PEP Stores WHY ARE YOU FIGHTING YOUR own brother from EASTERN,,, MA FIRE TENDER NIYANYOKO?

  21. 0
    -1
    vote

    Idiots leave HH out of this. He is not as dull as yr thief. He reasons better and yes he has a right to comment on corruption. Some of you are so poverty stricken to a point whr u can’t reason properly. For once think straight and know that this money these ****** are stealing is tax payers money. I know you don’t even understand anything on this issue. Stupid ******.

  22. +1
    0
    vote

    This almost former convict at it again. he resumed those antiquated antics of putting demands when a decision has already been made to appear that his demands are carrying weight. Under 5. when is he visiting the barbershop? with all the lice in Mukobebeko the man is still doning that Afro?

  23. vote

    HH you are not the right person to talk about this saga let pipo who know to talk comment on this ,they likes of CK

  24. +2
    0
    vote

    @ Mwila what do you think of selling of mines at lowest price? What transpired? Is not just the same as buying Tender fires at high price? So HH should also tell us why he pick the lowest bidder to buy mines. What do think, corruption at hand.

Comments are closed.