Hakainde Hichilema

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has warned President Edgar Lungu to desist from stealing public funds.

Commenting on sentiments by President Lungu that “ubomba mwibala alya mwibala”, Mr Hichilema said the remarks are a confirmation of Mr Lungu’s corruption and public theft.

Mr Hichilema said the UPND will stop President lungu from stealing anymore, soon.

“When a so called leader is corrupt, they do not care about the suffering masses, their preoccupation is to steal from government and steal more and more to enrich themselves,” Mr Hichilema said.

He added, “Clearly, watching and listening to the man, he literally says he will leave the government of Zambia bankrupt. Who says a thing like that”

Mr Hichilema stated that only a man who is preoccupation is self aggrandisement using public resources can utter such words.

He charged that public resources meant to alleviate poverty in Zambia are being diverted to individuals.

“Is this the kind of government our country needs to progress. We have always known that our country is in hands of corrupt individuals but what we didn’t fathom was the level of impunity with which corruption is being encouraged,” he said.

“In view of that and by virtue of this statement we wish to state that we shall take decisive actions to stop Mr. Lungu from further depleting our country’s resources. If it means writing to international institutions that are fighting corruption and plundering of public resources, we shall do so in order to protect our country’s properties from being individualised.”

He said, “Fellow citizens, time to unite and act is now, let’s save our country’s economy and democracy for our future generations. Mr Lungu and corrupt associates must know that “umulandu taubola.”

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  1. We all heard it for ourselves. Even the pf die-hard cretins like Mr kudos heard it for themselves.

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    • Hh thanks for the words of warning but you’re also kabolala. Say the truth who you acquired your worthy. Don’t appear like you’re an angel.

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    • But why these guys enjoying our Bemba so much, including HH.
      I can’t Edgar said ubomba mwibala alya mwibala. That would be annoying to us.

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    • This is a very serious matter we all need to unite and get rid of this Lungu he isn’t destroying our nation. This should be above politics and pettiness. I know some PF cadres are benefiting but we need to think beyond.

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    • Lungu should take a leaf from what is happening to Grace Mugabe, Jacob Zuma, FTJ’s children etc. The era of thieving corrupt leaders is gone.

      Ephesians 7.1 “A good name is better than fine perfume”. Look at how theiving tarnished FTJ’s name & no one remembers the good things he did like giving people free council houses.

      Stolen money will take you no where. The courts will be your playground. Jail will be your new home. Lawyers will be your new colleagues as they milk you out of your stolen $-billions.
      None of those so called friends who are praising you today will escort you to court or even visit you in prison. All those stolen $-billions will be worthless once you get convicted.

      STUP1D THIEVING PRESIDENT

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    • Mr nostra if he had used another language, you would have been the first one to scream. TRIBALISM.

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    • Edgar doesn’t sound presidential at all. How he managed to go through law school is a mystery…that he stole money from his client doesn’t surprise me at all….

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    • Please post a video clip … it would be only prudent to comment with facts on hand since LT only reported HH’s comments and as reasonable bystanders we were not given the circumstances nor the place nor the impetus for altering such words.

      LT please do us the honors of an actual clip … otherwise if those comments are true, ECL and I are going to have a come to Jesus meeting soon.

      Further comments awaiting the video … but if this turns out to be just another one of those Ayatollah off the cuff comments, HH and I are going to have a come to Jesus meeting … thanks a trillion.

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    • Making ECL and his partners in corruption account for their looted wealth should be the first task of whoever will be the new president in Zambia in 2021. These people will all need to be audited, from the time Lungu took office in 2015 to the time a new president takes over from him. All his bank accounts, all his dealings and properties acquired while in office will have to be accounted for. The same goes for all his ministers. Zambians will not tolerate this kind of behavior anymore. Zambia is for all Zambians and not just a select few, who feel that they’re entitled to looting the country’s resources with impunity, while the masses wallow in abject poverty. Remember the South Korean president that was impeached and arrested for alleged corruption? That’s what will need to…

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    • (Continued)… happen in Zambia. Anybody found wanting will have to be arrested and jailed for theft by a public servant. And all the foreigners who have joined in the looting. will have to be brought to book, too.

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    • Video has gone viral already Mr. Mumba. Sunday Chanda has even issued a statement trying to put a new meaning to that Bemba adage. Lungu’s exact words were ‘Ubomba mwibala alyila mwibala but tabatila ati ulye nembuto kumo’ and then there were loud cheers and whistles from the PF cadres there that had paid K5 pin per ticket to go listen to their clueless corrupt leader.

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    • Just reading the one of the posts above from one delusional blogger who is there fooolishly requesting audio evidence…really laughable…you bonehead continue putting your head in the sand and continue day dreaming and spewing out make-believe poppycock about your so called Zambian Enterprise. The more you post everyday the more you look like the former Iraqi Minister of Information for Saddam during the Iraqi war were he was spewing propaganda yet we could all hear US tanks fighting their way into the Capital.

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    • Just reading the one of the posts above from one delusional blogger who is there foooolishly requesting audio evidence…really laughable…you bonehead continue putting your head in the sand and continue day dreaming and spewing out make-believe gibberish about your so called Zambian Enterprise. The more you post everyday the more you look like the former Iraqi Minister of Information for Saddam during the Iraqi war were he was spewing propaganda yet we could all hear US tanks fighting their way into the Capital.

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    • @ Ba Dudelove … I would to personally see it before I comment on with with intellectual honesty. A full version is acceptable because edits are usually propagandazed to suit perpetrators. Once I see it, I will then make the decision to comment appropriately … thanks a trillion.

      @ Ka Jay Jay … that’s why cretins like you always live at brink of heart attacks. Chill mate, you are about to blow an artery. You think we are going to let your kind run this country; let alone the narrative??? You are out of your mind.

      None of you is getting anywhere closer to State House, you Black Horse ride ends here at LT no further my dearest serial sole loser.

      You must be out of your mind to think I am going to say nay or yea without full knowledge of the subject matter at hand like you…

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    • Continued …

      You must be out of your mind to think I am going to say nay or yea without full knowledge of the subject matter at hand like you usually do. Almost always you’re trading in dangerous commodities called alarmism and falsehood.

      Have yourself another pathetic evening in that God forsaken freezing country full of ancient buildings and pathetic neighbors of yours always looking down at you, working a job you don’t like and a boss with a demeaning character.

      It sucks to be you in your sh1thole enclave and the only relief you get is to come over here at LT to insult our President wanting to sound smart but all the more you show how dull you are.

      Coming here gives you something to look forward to since, your wife ain’t happy and your kids are disgruntled.

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    • Zambians let’s get serious here. YOU PF Cadres supporting Lungu are so stupid with your so called President. I lost respect for him when I heard his own words. A president encouraging theft in public offices? This man is a curse to Zambia. Actually we have no parliament because this is a clear impeachment case. He should be thrown out before 2021. Boasting that even if he loses he will not go?? That’s when we will have the first war in Zambia.

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    • for the first time hh has said something sensible ati ” umulandu taubola ” remember the people of luanshya haven’t forgotten the sell of their mine to binani. bakakupola amabwe ask chimbwili

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    • B R Mumba Sr,
      Here is the Video clip you are wishing did not exist. –> zambianeye(dot)com/hh-warns-lungu-umulandu-taubola/
      Lungu is shamelessly normalising stealing, his audience in the clip know it that’s why they are giggling and making noise, and now you know it. Nomba landeni ati shani?
      If you are a Zambian by descent, I am sure you have parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews…etc.. back in Zambia directly affected by Lungu’s bizarre work ethic and national policy. Don’t you find it deeply troubling when a Head of State normalises pilfering among workers like this? Bushe bukopo nangula bwaice mumano ba B R Mumba Sr?

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    • @BRABUS … your clip is inaudible with a partial edit to it and you want me to make an informed decision based of half truths I heard. Call me names and I don’t give it a flip.

      The little I heard may easily be mistrued because ECL is cautioning the audience against thieving, he didn’t say alalya mwi bala but tabatila ati ulile ne mbuto kuno.

      This means, you get paid wages from your labor but don’t touch what’s not yours. There’s no case here and the sounding boards are simply making the regular noise.

      No no no ECL is telling the people from abstaining as opposed to what HH is purporting here. I can forgive HH for misunderstanding the President because Bemba is his second language.

      Leave Bemba to us and we will consult you when something is said in Tonga … like I said No…

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    • Meant to say … he “DID” say alalya mwi bala but tabatila ati ulile ne mbuto kuno.

      This means, you get paid wages from your labor but don’t touch what’s not yours. There’s no case here and the sounding boards are simply making the regular noise.

      No no no ECL is telling the people from abstaining as opposed to what HH is purporting here. I can forgive HH for misunderstanding the President because Bemba is his second language.

      Leave Bemba to us and we will consult you when something is said in Tonga … like I said No News Here!!!!

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  2. HH

    U are number one thief in zambia.

    U are not the right person to speak about stealing in zambia

    What u did to Zambian mines is exactly the same thing u are doing to UPND party. U always think u know best and there a right person to do the job but the results are always bad.

    HH, what would you feel if u hear Rupiah Banda speak about stealing? HH and Rupiah Banda u are in the same pot and the only difference between u two guys are names and tribe but u are united in stealing.

    Allow new people to speak not u HH an obvious thief.

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  3. “ubomba mwibala alya mwibala”, …hehehe Zambia has got wolves in sheep’s clothing no wonder the huge mountain of debt.

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  4. When PAUPERS ascend to power in any country in the world, these are the consequences. A PAUPER,who just grew up collecting ifishimu from the forest, eating shima with only water mixed with salt and tomorrow he finds himself through corrupt means holding a senior government portfolio, the first priority is to ransack, plunder and empty all government coffers with fear that he/ she at some stage may go to live the same life of wallowing into poverty.

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    • ECL is a success story, he has become president when others who felt they better placed failed.

      HH is a failed project.

      “Ubomba mwibala alya mwibala ” does mean stealing. It means that you will eat from your work pays you. Every has some sort of work field from which they get a living, even HH. Only those with a thieving mind or culture like HH and Dundumwezis abuse this Good Bemba idiom. Do not try to explain What you do not understand. There are more intelligent people in Zambia who can’t be misled by HH.

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  5. The sad thing is that even those saying the “right” things now once stole from us. This hh says he gave advise to the government on options for privatization and was paid huge fees! But that the GRZ chose a stupid option? Who gave those options? Thieves come in all shapes and sizes these are all the same kabolala

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    • When you advise and inform some people on optional routes they can take, you also alert them on pros and cons of each route. How is it the adviser’s fault when the advised choose the worst route? If ever you worked in management, you should know that a consultant’s recommendation can be ignored all together by management and management takes all the responsibility for their decisions. As a manager you can’t tell the shareholders that you were cheated by the consultant you employed! Shareholders don’t even need to know you employed a consultant. You are the one they employed not the consultant. That was management weakness.

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    • Nkosi… let’s be serious, if government knew what to do, HH would never had been consultant.

      They trusted in his judgement, and alas, he steered the bus into a ditch!

      He was being paid for his expertise that we’re going to be relied upon and he supplied them with consultations riddled with his own selfishness.

      HH will never explain himself out of this other than in his own mind and a few tribes men, not to us. We are not as dull as you lot.

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    • 4.1 Asegai proof read before you press Post comment uletukalifya imitwe trying to figure out what you are trying to say…

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  6. Edgar Lungu I like you very much but please your excellency sometimes watch what comes out from your mouth. Do not dig your own grave

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  7. As they say old habits die hard or once a thief always a thief. If u entrust a thief with Treasury Coffers what do u expect? In less than 3years in Power the Koswe Mumpoto President is now filthy rich. Money begets money and the thief has not disappointed. Whatever the Koswe Mumpoto President does the bottomline is “what is my cut”? Thieving is now ECL’s DNA and he wont stop becoz he is now addicted to theft. By the time he leaves office all State Assets will have been sold to further enrich himself. Since he has said that even he loses elections he will not concede defeat and handover Power to the Winner what can be done? We now need Divine Intervention otherwise we are finished.

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  8. “When you steal government resources the law will visit you”. These are the words that should be coming from a Head of State. Zambia my beloved country! What will be left of you by 2021?…….

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  9. Thats always a problem of being a thief.. you always think everyone is stealing.. This bitter soul would do us better by substanting his claims than just shouting from the roof top like a chichakolwa…!!

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  10. Sad that PF cadres are able to support able to support the thieving of our resources; HH; we’ll support you in this;

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  11. And Zambians wonder why US presidents are very tightly controlled by “the institutional system” so as not to abuse power and enrich themselves while in office.

    Rule of law and strong independent institutions -independent judiciary,free parliament,independent ACC,- are very very important especially in poor countries.

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    • When you take longer in a toilet, you will get used to all the fun smells and think that is life and it’s normal.

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  12. Denkede, shut up its not your paycheck Lungu is stealing from. Thats why you don’t seem to care. Our relatives are being taxed to death just to enrich the koswe mupoto. What Lungu doesn’t know is that money is somehow written down someway and being public funds the next man is going to find out how much he stole. He can hide his tracks but money can be traced

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  13. This Thief in Chief should be in jail, not in State House. His stealing has made sure that generations of our children will live in poverty, ignorance and disease while they slave to earn enough money just to pay back what he has stolen.

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  14. Sometimes, when I see rational people coming to defend a clearly corrupt individual out of hatred for another political player, I really wonder what the future holds for this country. All well meaning citizens must condemn Mr. Lungu’s careless words. Do people even think about future generations? Probably not. Too preoccupied with the now. And that’s exactly what bad leadership does. It makes people preoccupied with the short term. Lungu is a terrible leader. Period. You may not personally suffer the ill effects of his bad leadership because you are benefitting, but your children and their children will.

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    • Very good observation. Out of the many comments above, this is one of those that stands out.
      It really hurts to read some of the comments from these so-called elites and educated Zambians. Sometimes one gets to wonder, what is the content of their heads and what is their thought process.

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    • There is nothing careless with Lungu’s words, it your lack of understanding that Bemba term with is your problem. It only means that you will eat out of your labour. Some of you like hh, stole from fields. If you cannot eat from your field, where do you eat from? Then you are stealing from someone’s field Like hh.

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  15. Lies as usual from Kalusa who has no plan for Zambia apart from yapping about president Edgar Lungu!!!ECL CANT SAY THAT AND HE NEVER SAID THAT!!we followed his mammoth rallies on the copperbelt recently and ECL never said that.ALL ZAMBIANS KNOW THAT HH IS BENT ON PAINTING PF BLACK SO HE CREATES STORIES WHERE THERE IS NO ISSUE!!frankly speaking,Kainde’s corruption chorus minus evidence is now very boring!!So find another strategy bo HH.please dont forget that soon a bill is coming to parliament which will prevent losers such as HH,Miyanda,Nawakwi from appearing on a presidential ballot in 2021!!
    Numbers do not lie-we saw on TV that there is no wind of change in Zambia.ECL is still very loved in PF strongholds!!SO COME 2021 NI PF NAFUTI NAFUTI!!

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    • Iwe you are living in denial. There videos on social media where ECL is bragging about speaking to the workers compensation boss for a PF donation

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    • I concur with you Njimbu and RB Mumba above. I never heard the president say that. If he did, Kasaka Hikubi must have taken it out of context or simply quoting from mast or diggers. This guy is sounding more confused and deranged by the day….

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  16. Very good observation. Out of the many comments above, this is one of those that stands out.
    It really hurts to read some of the comments from these so-called elites and educated Zambians. Sometimes one gets to wonder, what is the content of their heads and what is their thought process.

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    • Mr Terrible caught cholera and is disappointed with lungu, 2020vision is entertaining the idea of weed with sinkamba, moscow OP is disillussioned with lungu , citizen takes cover now and again only the corrupt rats njimbu and the sexually frustrated Sharon in the US and the other rat DJ7 are behind lungu…

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  17. A safe theory is 1/2 of zambias wealth is externalised with 1/4er of the other half feeding corruption of the lungu lead gang of thieves and the remaining 1/4 is used to bribe citizens and campain to keep lungu in power…..what buildings you see is from borrowed money and the merciless taxation of citizens….

    HH some of us private citizens have been lobbying governments and companies via emails doing business with lungu to take a look at the violence and corruption that their funding encourages…..bynow UPND should have a dossier with many images of bloody victims of pf , if not can you get your people to gather that information to send around the world…

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    • The video the international community has about violence in Zambia is when hh stooges in southern started hacking people and demolishing there houses after ecl and pf won the 2016 elections. Red Cross was there giving humanitarian support to the victims. If these are the videos you want then stop panicking because the international community akready have them.

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  18. HH some of us private citizens have been lobbying governments and companies via emails doing business with lungu to take a look at the violence and corruption that their funding encourages…..bynow UPND should have a dossier with many images of bloody victims of pf , if not can you get your people to gather that information to send around the world…..your media team needs to wake up…….

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  19. Firstly ba hh dont just say ubumba mwibala finish all statement and what he meant why always musenda ichushi your corruption talk will never take you to plot one and this only shows that you have run out of ideas nothing to talk about mind you this shows 2021 you will nothing to say then your retirement comes

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  20. Lungu has never meant well for this country. If he can encourage what he does publicly what will be left of this country when he leaves office???? Lifting his immunity when he leaves office is a logical thing. There should a provision in the constitution for lifting immunity for an errant sitting president to stop this kind of rot!!

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  21. UBOMBA MWIBALA ALYA IFYAMWIBALA, means if you are a teacher you will be paid from teaching and if you are a barman you will be paid form the proceeds of the bar. HH should not twist the language to suit his needs.

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  22. @pio of all the so many bloggers you have said the truth. Where does one expect to earn a living apart from where the work?

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  23. Can someone please send the link or video where the kateka utter these words. I have followed all his meetings on his FB nothing of that Insoselo. I dare you, to send it, then only then will judge. Besides thieves twist words to suit themselves. Ubomba mwiibila does not mean stealing, literately means hard working will earn you a living, do not steal because you end up losing the job be faithful you will eat from your hard work period.

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  24. So someone translate to some of us who don’t understand the language. When did Bemba become the national language ao much that there’s assumption that everyone understands it.

    If I could use my broken understanding, does it mean “whoever works in the fields eats from the same field”? What does that mean though?

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  25. It is politicking to accuse a sitting president of stealing without providing evidence needed by the courts of law. Or are the courts standing accused of corruption? How can the public believe that, yes, indeed the accused has committed an offence? It is better to report the matter to Zambia Police, ACC or any relevant security organs. As members of the public, it is possible to prevent stealing in broad day light. But when it comes to hidden acts of theft, including corruption it is the responsibility of the witnesses to report the matter to the police or to ACC.

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  26. If only UPND had a leader other than HH, this time they would have been in power.It started very well but due to politics being a game of numbers, they have gathered recycled and rejects.This makes them no different from PF.We can try them if the overhaul top leadership

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  27. If only UPND had a leader other than HH, this time they would have been in power.It started very well but due to politics being a game of numbers, they have gathered recycled and rejects.This makes them no different from PF.We can try them if the overhaul top leadership.The party will them be trusted. Right now they are heaps money thirsty members who will reap when you form a government.It will be harvest time, I pity voters

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  28. HH, dont misinterpret our Bemba sayings or proverbs understand? Who told you that the proverb “Uubomba mwibala alya mwibala” literally translates to thieving or corruption?
    It appears HH and UPND have nothing to talk about now because all their lies have been exhausted. Isnt it HH who used to call himself young and vibrant but now the chap has white hair all over his oval head and still in opposition.
    Anyway, coming to the point, ask GBM, a Bemba chap to translate that proverb to you instead of showing your obvious ignorance and wasting our precious time. One thing we the Zambians know is that, you HH, stole and looted our once flourishing assets when you privatised everything in Zambia. What evidence on other hand do you have to substantiate your corruption claims? Again, you are…

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  29. the past 6 months have been a period of great introspection on my part. What began as a mere irritation on the performance of the PF party has now mophed into a deep feeling of RAW ANGER at the great travesty obtaining in our country. the levels of corruption that we see today are unprecedented – so the words from the president are not shocking, at the least.

    What is more painful for me is the reality that opposition are cut from the same cloth.– what can i expect gbm to change, what would nawakwi or nevers mumba do any different to what is happening in this PF government??

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  30. Mr HH, we are already united. The only problem is that you have no plan on how to take over from PF. We all know that all politicians are thieves and liers including you. You maybe even be worse than Lungu because you started stealing before even becoming a president. You lack strategy Mr UPND because you just focus on one man Lungu. Zambia is bigger than Lungu or HH. I think you will fight Lungu for eternity. Focus on the majority of Zambians instead of one man.

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  31. It takes a thief to call another a thief! It takes a prostitute to call another a prostitute! When did HH know anything about Bemba sayings, since h can’t even utter a sentencein Bemba! Lungu meant that those people working in the field will be paid from proceeds of the production of field! So he advised that they should not eat the seed as well otherwise they have nothing to plant next season! Tongas are a problem!

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  32. The great bemba idiom “ubomba mwibala alya mwibala” does not mean what h.h thinks, his interpretation shows what he thinks of all bembas, what he said about them being bemba monkeys, monkeys in a maize field. How can you be so tribalistic that you even open your mouth in public and misinterpret a great idiom by uttering such insulting language against an innocent group of Zambians?
    President Lungu has repeatedly told you that he will not condone corruption and theft, why dont you talk about that and offer your support?
    This underfive fo.ol wakes up once a week from his political slumber only to shoot himself in the foot by insulting bembas.

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  33. Mr small president of a tri.bal party, a former upnd councillor had his property torched by your cadres simply for exercising his human rights and renouncing membership of your party. What do you say mr cloud tribal mouth? Is that your intrrpretation of human rights in upnd?

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  34. Mwebantu ala mule tekanya! Bushe mwali bepusha abene? Iam sure he never meant the meanings you are giving it!!!

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  35. Someone please tell me if English is still Zambia’s official language. Policy statements from the head of the nation, as well as comments by what should effectively be an official opposition party leader, are liberally made in what has, for some unexplained reason, become the language to use if one wants to be heard. Why has the Zambian public accepted this without challenging its implication? Are we heading towards a multi-lingual debate in Parliament, as well, the way we hear other countries deliberate in some countries? Are there still any intends and purposes in the use of an official language, or multiple languages, by the leadership?

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  36. HH what happened to the mines that you sold out, do you think we have forgotten don’t pretend to be holy than though

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  37. This is shocking. So, Lungu actually said this.
    Here is a video link:- zambianeye . com/hh-warns-lungu-umulandu-taubola/

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