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HH condemns police raid at UPND Secretariat

Headlines HH condemns police raid at UPND Secretariat

Hakainde Hichilema

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has condemned police raid at the party’s office late Friday afternoon.

Mr Hichilema who is away in South Africa to attend the award presentation ceremony where he was being conferred with the African Freedom Award said he is deeply shocked by the raid.

Heavily armed police on Friday raided the UPND offices and conducted a search that yielded nothing.

Mr Hichilema has since described the raid as an example of needless intimidation.

“We have learnt with a deep shock and regret that heavily armed police searched our Secretariat while we were being conferred with an African Freedom Award in South Africa. They had a search warrant signed by a magistrate to look for weapons. Their search was futile. It was another example of needless intimidation and a complete waste of public resources,” Mr Hichilema said.

He added, “This was nothing but another perfect example of the abuse of public institutions by our colleagues in the PF. We do not need any guns to fight injustices because our weapon is God who gives us life, our guns and weapons lie in the strength to be honest, do just to others and stand up for our freedoms and democracy.”

“Ours is to work round the clock and ensure our country has good education system, a quality healthcare delivery system, good governance and rule of law, and basically if you like, our minds are preoccupied with working for our country’s good.

And heavily armed police who raided the UPND secretariat on Friday searching for concealed weapons and stolen goods found nothing after many hours of searching.

UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma confirmed that police did not find anything after conducting their search in the presence of party lawyers.

The operation began around 16:30 and went on for about three hours.

According to a search warrant signed by a Lusaka Magistrate, police had information that offensive weapons have been concealed in the UPND secretariat.

Mr Kakoma said police did not find anything after conducting their search in the presence of party lawyers.

“The raid is over, they have gone back to their base. When they came they didn’t say what they were looking for, they only found our guards who refused them entry to search until our lawyers were informed and two of them came to witness the search. They searched in all the rooms and all over the premises looking for offensive weapons but they drew a blank,” Mr Kakoma said.

“After that they left but we hear that apart from raiding our offices, they also intend to raid houses of some senior members of the party and they will do that up to Tuesday we understand,” he said.

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44 COMMENTS

    • BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR HH
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      I praise our concourt for the stance on the petition.
      Kenya will never see peace after the likes of Odinga (the HH clone) and his date with some judge.
      God save your people in Kenya, Amen.
      Police has the mandate to sweep Zambia of criminal molecules and so the duty to rid Zambia of suspected elements. It is very unusual that they will pounce on some folks without cause. Take heart comrade HH and get civil.

  1. These things happen everywhere Mr HH… These things happen in Europe and America, Zambia is not an exception. Police is following intel which you are not privy of. Am not saying this is a case but there are several permutation such as one where an engineered report is made from your party of which police present concern to the magistrate who allows search on the property. This happens all the time bwana HH.

    • You really are trying to garner in sympathy aren’t you? Supreme Leader, We need to follow any lead and we shall keep at it cause the next we ignore a call of concern from citizens reporting, it will be genuine. I implore policy to up their act to ensure we are all safe.

    • Tongas are like PALESTINIANS – with this hate, they will soon start wearing suicide bombs. Most especially when they think they have the wind in their wings like a plane.

    • QYUTE CORRECT, “THESE THINGS HAPPEN EVERYWHERE…”. USA, UK, GERMANY, FRANCE, RUSSIA, ETC- WHEN STATE SECURITY WINGS SUSPECT A WRONG DOING IN A PREMISES OR ON AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANISATIONS, POLICE SEARCH THOSE SUSPECT AREAS. IF THERE’S A SUSPICION- IT IS BETTER TO SEARCH THAN REGRET YOU NEVER SEARCHED EVEN AFTER HAVING BEEN GIVEN SOME INTELLIGENCE OF WRONG DOING. I PERSONALLY, COMMEND THE POLICE FOR HAVING SEARCHED THE PREMISES ACTING UPON THE INTELLIGENCE BEING GIVEN FROM WHATEVER SOURCE. THIS ASSURES THE NATION THAT POLICE ARE WORKING AFTER ALL MANY MARKETS HAVE BEEN SET ABLAZE BY CERTAIN PEOPLE FROM CERTAIN ASSOCIATIONS AND NOT FORGETTING PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED AND INJURED JUST BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAIL FROM A CERTAIN PROVINCE. THUMBS UP POLICE.

    • Give usme an example where a ruling party search the main opposition party headquarters, only an insecure govt e.g. zamvia and Zimbabwe do that nonsense.

  2. “When the wind is against you, that is when you take off. Remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – (Henry Ford, American industrialist and business magnet 1863 -1947)

    This raid only serves as “more wind” against HH, which will certainly cause more uplift as he rises above the pettiness of current PF Govt. The entire World is watching and witnessing first-hand, including the money lenders where Zambia goes to, to beg for money.

  3. I SAID IT THAT LUNGU IS AFRAID AT EVERYTHING THAT IS UPND EVEN A T-SHIRT PRINTED UPND IS A THREAT TO PF. THEIR HEMOGLOBIN HAS RAISED AND HENCE DEVELOPED FEAR OF UNKNOWN IN THEIR NERVOUS SYSTEM. PLEASE WHERE ARE THE GOVERNMENT DOCTORS TO GIVE A TRANQUILIZER TO MINISTER KAMPYONGO WHO IS THREATENING LUNGU WITH FALSE INFORMATION?

    • THERE’S NOTHING ECL IS SCARED OF. AFTER ALL YOU ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO INSULT ECL WHENEVER YOU BURN BURN THE MARKETS, ETC.

  4. IS ZAMBIA NOW A ONE PARTY STATE SURE BA KAMPYONGO? LUNGU MUST FIRE KAMPYONGO AND KANGANJA AND REPLACE THEM WITH STABLE AND REASONABLE PEOPLE OR ELSE THE TWO WILL MAKE LUNGU RUN MAD. THE CHRISTIANS FOR LUNGU ARE NOT PRAYING TO THEIR GOD AND MAY BE THEIR GOD IS ASLEEP OR IS RESTING IN LAKE BANGWEULU EATING FISH LEAVING THE PF ALONE HENCE IS THIS FEAR DEVELOPMENT.

  5. Typical of thieves behaviour. Lungu has already stolen power from HH, so what does he still want? In Zambia today people are broke! No money in circulation. Lungu has no vision to grow the economy of our country other than that of looting and stealing public money every blessed day. A few politicians in power are getting richer and richer while millions of Zambians remain wallowing in abject poverty.

  6. I thought we were moving in a new direction, this again? Where then do we put HE Edgar Chagwa Lungu? Several Nolles signalled that HE wanted to move in new direction, and HH was the one who was intransigent, BUT..

  7. HH tell your sponsors abroad that more of such raids by ZP are on the cards.plus tell them to come and vote for you in 2021 because majority of us in 6.5 provinces have made it very clear that we shall never vote for you in 2021 and even beyond because we hate your evil politics!!if five defeats since 2006 are not enough for HH,a 6th one is coming in 2021-mark my words!!
    Plus its not Charles Kakoma’s job to tell Zambians that ZP didnt find any weapon at upnd secretariat.let ZP tell us.note;ZP has the rights to search a suspect at any given time.so the best Kainde can do is to shup his tribal mouth!!
    COME 2021 NI PF NAFUTI NAFUTI!!!

    • I was also wondering why the statement of not finding anything is very quickly coming from Kakoma and not the Police. These raids are not from without – I believe the police are acting from some information – whether that information is true or false I would rather they conducted a raid and came up with nothing than otherwise.

    • @Abilimi & @Njimbu … Exactly my point. So these chaps want police to stay put when informed? U5 thinking, am now understanding the term “under 5”, I used to think which human being calls a fellow grown up that? It absolutely fits very well, I really appreciate this term now.

  8. “When they go low, you go high” – Michelle Obama.

    They Go Low:- Raid you home in the dead of the night without lawful justification and in breach of fundamental Human Rights, and do extensive damage to your building.
    You Go High:- You show the evidence of their unlawful behaviour to, among others, Amnesty International who are focused on human rights.

    They Go Low:- The put you in detention on trumped up fake treason charges which they miserably failed to prove.
    You Go High:- A number of World leaders weigh in and stand up for you, including Commonwealth’s lady Scotland who prescribes a way forward, and you walk out of the illegal detention.

    They Go Low:- They continue to show unjustified hostility towards you by denying you your right to assembly, even the right to go to…

    • Cont’d …. to go to Church for your prayer of thanks to God Almighty, hoping you will be so angry you will start spitting fire.
      You Go High:- You do a ‘Mandela on them’. You forgive them.

      They Go Low:- While you are way in RSA to receive the African Freedom Award, they raid your UPND Secretariat on the pretext of looking
      for physical guns and weapons of all things. They draw a blank.
      You Go High:- you show them that your guns and weapons lie in the strength to be honest, to do just to others and to stand up for freedoms and for democracy.

      ….more to come. I wonder what Low they will pull when you travel abroad for the other pending engagements and awards. Just remain resolute and principled. They will provide their Lows which will be your free fuel to Go Higher. Lesa…

  9. Behind that gentle look is the devil awaiting to awaken! We know all you African leaders. Click red at your own peril and I will say I told you so.

    • @Lobyolo,
      And where will you be if “the devil awakens behind that gentle look”? Will you still be playing kindergarten games of clicking aka green naka red instead of growing up and, as a Tax payer’ lobbing hard to make the politicians ‘Do What They Say They Will Do’ with your money, like we do here in Western Countries? Remember, ‘If It Is To Be, It Is Up To You’ or else the politician will take advantage of you. If you do not agree with me, lobyolo.

  10. Real Offensive Weapons and Forbidden Instruments of Torture and Death are in the hands of and being used on innocent people, by the Zambian intelligence also infamously known as the OP.
    Police Search of OP’s Fusion Centers and hideouts, especially around Targeted Individuals (TIs), would confirm existence ,on Zambian soil, of Radiological, Biological and Chemical weapons being used and experimented on unarmed victims of OP.

  11. Late Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe was brutally beaten by a Mob and mercilessly tortured to Death by OP, for Challenging the One Party Dictatorship of Kaunda’s UNIP era.
    Late Anderson Mazoka, a Presidential Material, was robbed of the Presidency and before he died, he decried that he had been poisoned by the OP.
    Both late Presidents Mwanawasa and Sata were OP’s Targeted Individuals (TI)- they died in office, but didn’t die of Natural Causes – they were both duped and hoodwinked to their untimely deaths by OP.Forensic postmortems of the two and other bodies, would confirm foul play.
    There are a number of surviving TIs being tortured to death by OP. There is irrefutable hard evidence to prove the atrocities and heinous crimes being committed,by OP, against innocent people in Zambia…

    • Mr. Diplomat,

      I’ve noticed the same thing… Zambian tax payers funds must have been released to the cadres again..

  12. Prepared statement by under5, definitely. He already knew what would happen that afternoon and at night. Its not coincidence is it? How did under5 know? He lured the police with a false intelligence report. But for me, I implore the police not to relent on vigilance. Up your game.

  13. The supposed Award to HH is not geniune.It is done by the foundation which is not representing the government of Germany but merely a political Party close to the black puppets of the Whites. Go on the Homepage of Friedrich Naumann South Africa and you will see the guy behind this Award being celebrated y our lost son HH. HH please gow up and come to your senses. We are Aware of your schemes against Zambia. Your private Agenda should not ebray the whole Country. That is why Zambia will never vote for you. I have been obersving you. In fact you have started using fake News to misinform our great nation

  14. “We do not need any guns to fight injustices because our weapon is God who gives us life, our guns and weapons lie in the strength, to be honest, do just to others and stand up for our freedoms and democracy.”

    “Ours is to work round the clock and ensure our country has a good education system, a quality healthcare delivery system, good governance and rule of law, and basically if you like, our minds are preoccupied with working for our country’s good.”

  15. Comment: Education is very important, ignorance is our worst enemy,,i see too much ignorance on this platform, misinformed decisions are not allowed in any organisations,, in enlightened regions force intelligence can cost the job of the Man heading the security wing,,

  16. Acting with such zeal over fake info is a sign of power being in very dangerous reckless hands. Is it true then that cadres have been infused to do the professionals’ jobs, if not, then why this serious incompetency? This can’t be the standard operating procedure.

  17. UPND can’t be trusted anymore and with HH on top. Any tipoff from the general public must be taken seriously or else Zambia will be burnt to ashes. The police are trying to protect the nation from this evil political party. I have never seen a political party with so much bitterness in life. We shall see if foreign sympathizers will vote for them. Sinkamba is gaining ground and the voters are in Zambia.

  18. let us be real how do you expect anyone to talk good about such government which exposes itself as leading poor governance . its a shame how police is being used to dent the image of the country. remember that we have commissioners/ ambassadors from. allover the world they know what is going on in the country. there is no democracy;.

  19. THAT WAS GOOD ATLEAST THEY WENT WITH A SEARCH WARRANT , BUT NEXT TIME MAKE SURE U SEAL ALL THE LOOPHOLES BECAUSE WORD WENT AROUND AND UPND TRANSFERED THE WEAPONS TO GBM HOUSE

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