Chief Government Spokesperson, Hon. Dora Siliya, MP
Chief Government Spokesperson, Hon. Dora Siliya, MP

Government has challenged UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to provide evidence on his allegation that the Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) has been sold.

Chief government spokesperson Dora Siliya has dared Mr. Hichilema, who on Monday is reported to have alleged that government has sold ZAFFICO, to prove his claim within 7 days.

Ms. Siliya’s challenge is that if Mr. Hichilema fails to prove his allegation within this period of time he should also resign as president of the main opposition political party in the country.

Speaking at a media briefing held in Lusaka, Ms. Siliya also accused Mr. Hichilema of using lies to gain political popularity.

Ms. Siliya has alleged that it was Mr. Hichilema who also incited the riots that took place on the Copperbelt on Monday when he appeared on a live radio programme at a local radio station.

She has however told journalists that law enforcement agencies will investigate all persons that incited people to riot over allegations that ZAFFICO has been sold.

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  1. Is it not common sense that if you float a company on LUSE the people who buy the largest shares have the controlling monopoly?
    If I’m wrong someone correct me.

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    • Lombe, that is correct.

      The fact is Zambians do not have that much money.

      The Chinese will buy most of the shares, and will ultimately own the company.

      This government thinks everyone is dull.

      And yes it is true, they are selling off ZAFFICO via listing it.

      The riots are fully justified.

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    • He doesn’t even have a clue about his mumble jumble delirious rants. You expect him to have evidence about evil operations. He is just obeying orders in the ranking files of his dark world masters.
      Just count his steps. He is not clever after all judging from how he has revealed himself to us. Alas, Zambians are smart.

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    • As usual worthless and wasting poor journalists time.
      Tell me one incident in the past 1 year when PF has accepted and taken responsibility for anything that went wrong? If you can provide evidence, then you will have all the rights to claim HH resignation.
      Otherwise, its all noise coming from vuvuzelas, trying to gain the same political points that you claim your friend HH is trying to gain.
      Stop feeding us this such trash.

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    • Why does this PF give Hakainde Hakalusa Hagain so much attention??? It reminds me of the time Luther was writing the 95 theses of Christian doctrine also known as the Disputation of Power & Efficancy of Indulgences on October 31, 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany.

      The devil showed up in literal form to disrupt his thought process and he keep ignoring him. Finally, he lost his cool and throw his bottle of ink at him.

      It looks to me the PF did the later instead of keeping ignoring HH. It’s more powerful to ignore your adversaries than it is to throw your bottle of ink at them.

      Up to this day there is a monument at the stone the bottle of ink hit, suppose Luther continued to ignore!!! The devil would not have had a monument in his honor.

      I rest my case!!!

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    • Meant to say “… Finally, he lost his cool and THREW his bottle of ink at him”.

      By the way, those 95 theses gave us Protestantism otherwise we still all could have been Catholics up to now.

      Heaven help us all …

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    • Maybe HH gives His Excellence sleepless nights. To be fair your Excellence HH should not offer serious opposition to you, assuming your are serious yourself. I am trying to be positive as a folk from the diaspora. We are told that we should be sir.

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    • LUSE has now become a cyber crime as at now as Lombe would say? An like from its inception were HH was also involved on its introduction.

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    • Every week a new scandal: This week it’s 3 scandals:

      1. The riots caused by PF’s plan to sell Chaffico to tu ma chinese
      2. The theft through over-inflated price of sub-standard MC Sata Toll Plaza ($4.5million)
      3. The closure of Ndola Lime due to Chinese debt

      PF00Lish Govt needs to renovate prisons. I foresee prisons being their new homes, not Swaziland, Dubai or Midstream Estate.

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    • Dora silly we also challenge you to produce evidence that Sata wanted to legalize homosexuality in Zambia as you alleged.

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    • This is funny. Whom do you think you are fooling? You have sold ZAFFICO to ZFCA. It’s a question of time. HH please don’t resign. We know you are telling the truth and they are laying. Remember these fools wont resign even if the truth comes out that they have sold. This is not the first time they are laying and we all know it

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    • floating a company does not mean it is for sale! it could be for re-capitalisation, investment, raising money within an organisation. but not at all does it mean you sell the whole company. those shares are determined by how well the company is doing and how it is run. may i suggest to you that even you can buy share a little at a time and build your own investment portfolio

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  2. Dora how many times have you denied that the government had sold something and yet it has been proved true. Are you not ashamed miss Siliya to be caught out in your own lies time after time? Now you prove to all Zambians that Zaffico has not been sold.

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  3. This cow also mxm!
    Just own up and address the many challenges that the country is facing.You and your boss are forever embroiled in scandals and no answers are given.
    We all know how you lie,in the morning afternoon and evening, HH this and HH that is all you know.

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  4. Indeed Lombe indeed. In fact you can even change the name of the company to CHINAFFICCO to just rub it in. And soon appoint Mr Zhou as the new chairman to safe guard your investment. Clearly if you buy into a struggling entity you want to take charge to ensure it operates profitably to ensure a return on your investment. So who is fooling who?

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  5. You’re beginning to sound like Tayali every time you open your mouth, you’re talking as if you’re doing us a favor by you holding that office, pyamo mo fye mayo

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  6. PF government promised 500,000 jobs for the Zambian youths. To date youths are unemployed.
    Should the entire PF government resign or youths to begin rioting.

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  7. Madam this question is going nowhere. What you should do is to provide evidence that actually you are not selling Zaffico – simple. Why beat about the bush when everyone can see that you are selling Zaffico. Its possible that you have reversed the decision to sell because you have arrested 101 people for telling you to stop the sell.
    PF always defending the undefendables. Cant you see that you are just a batch of non thinkers.
    What are you defending amai naimwe! Why cant you defend why you killed an innocent UNZA student!!!! for nothing at all. She was not even fighting to be paid because in the first place you denied her sponsorship.
    Disaster!!!

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    • I totally agree with RudeMonkss. She must also provide evidence why HH is wrong. PF Ministers really struggle to think. Eiishhhh!!!!!

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    • HH knows what goes on at LUSE, that’s what made him open PANAMA account to own or buy companies as a foreigner to avoid paying Tax. Zambians Plse wake up…! epompelele.

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    • Rudemonkss – Dora has challenged HH to provide evidence on his allegations at which point she will resign. Don’t you want Dora to resign from government? The people who are busy supporting HH here are failing to encourage HH to provide evidence so that Dora can go. That does not sound right to me.

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  8. Citizens, this government should NOT be allowed to sell this company.

    The Chinese will buy all the shares eventually.

    If we let them do this, they will sell of other national institutions and assets by offering shares to be bought by foreigners.

    Nothing is safe in Zambia under this government.

    If you thought privatisation was bad, wait until you see what these thieving leaders have lined up.

    There will be no end to what they will put a price on. Game parks, Victoria falls, rivers, ZR…

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  9. This ** again, the opposition is giving u and ur drunk boss a run for your money,these dander heads think we will listen to this chief b!tch they have got it all wrong, you can fool your drunk boss but u can’t fool us, losers…. BA pompwe

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    • Just provide the evidence instead of insulting her – I want to see her resign. Why are you cowering now?

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  10. He says he read the sale on social media, and this is a President of a political party!
    Kadansa was more intelligent that this chap.
    Cage him.

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  11. Whatever you do please don’t build the profile of trib.al Hacks beyond that of a cock.roa.ch. IG Kang.anja, whatever you do please don’t arr.est that ka trib.al lead.er if you do not have rock solid evidence!
    This trib.al Hacks, when he did he ever admit any wrong doing and apologise? He has never admitted on his trib.al election in 2006, he denied wrong doing in Mon.gu motor.cade case despite the whole world seeing him in the wrong including BBC Hard Talk. The ka trib.al chap simply has no sense of respo.nsibility guys, ask his trib.al agent Jay Gay.

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  12. When did they do listing on Luse??? Who have they entrusted to do the Initial Public Offer on behalf of Zaffico and have they done so already if yes where is the trail of all this documentation or even just a single advert in print or electronic media….or better still, if the listing is in process I bet Chinese and those in cartels will definitely buy those shares and wala…they will be the controlling officials and how will Zambians benefit from that???? Problem pa Zed things are done with no clue of what we getting into….either the technocrats ain’t advising as they need to..could be they are overpowered by powers that be or they are into reaping benefits from these processes….like we hear what happened with privatization….surely we haven’t learnt lessons from that????the way…

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  13. When did they do listing on Luse??? Who have they entrusted to do the Initial Public Offer on behalf of Zaffico and have they done so already if yes where is the trail of all this documentation or even just a single advert in print or electronic media….or better still, if the listing is in pr

    ………the way things are….20% if not less people have money enough to control the direction of how issues are done in this country….the larger %age are too poor the least they can do is just be tambas…..

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  14. ………the way things are….20% if not less people have money enough to control the direction of how issues are done in this country….the larger %age are too poor the least they can do is just be tambas…..

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  15. Dora you can fool some people sometimes but you cant fool are the people all the time!
    What you are saying is a huge heap of sheet!

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  16. The calibre of Most bloggers worry me most! If you bloggers don’t want ZAFFICO to mobilise funds through LUSE, then yourselves provide the capital. You always blame government even when government means well. ZAFFICO requires capital injection!!

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  17. Comment:Don’t Think that HH gat No proof with what he did, He will surely Provide Enough Evidences that you have Sold ZAFFICO What actions will we take on you if found that you Sold the ZAFFICO?? You too You will have to Resign as Politicians

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    • Dora has said she will resign when you provide that proof – and I think you will be very happy to see her go. You seem to have so much confidence in HH who has lamentably failed to convince Zambians that he is Plot One material.

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  18. B R mumba, next time read carefully before you write anything, it shows how dumb you are, do you understand the things you wrote about, bet not!!!!!

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  19. Madam, takwete nangu fimo.

    He was asked yesterday morning by a lady he failed and kept saying i did not incite anyone to riot.

    Am glad the police responded fast and only hope the investigation goes deeper.

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  20. If zaffico was sold by our govt we believe that with no time we will get the truth so we don’t have to insult our leaders either from the ruling part or the opposition they still remain our leaders ….one good example is our minister miss siliya she always spoke bad things about the late President but today she is enjoying the cake baked by the same person she was busy insulting so on my opinion we need to respect our leaders

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  21. Some of these things are like pregnancy a person carrying the growing thing in womb is the best person to tell the truth so really zaffico was sold ms siliya and her govt knows the truth so hh shouldn’t panic about it …if anything they will be answerable one day the country change govt remember no govt has stayed forever with one ruling part so if they doing wrong things they will be exposed one day .

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