Economic and Equity Party Leader Chilufya Tayali has said that he is ready to face United party for National Development(UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema in court after his effort to recconcile with the UPND leader fails to yield results.
Mr Hichilema on October 9th reported Mr. Tayali to Woodlands Police Station for criminal libel, an offense he said he considered serious, adding that this was in view of Mr. Tayali’s continued libelous statements in total defamation of his standing reputation both as an individual and President of the biggest political opposition party in Zambia, the UPND. The UPND Leader charged that Mr. Tayali made unwarranted and unsubstantiated claims against him for a long time now
Mr Chilufya said that despite apologising, the UPND leader, using other proxies has continued to drag him to court. Mr Chilufya said that his apology was not an admission of guilty but rather an effort to reconcile with Mr Hichilema.
Below is Mr Chilufya’s full facebook post
Hakainde Hichilema being a Church elder must be very familiar with the Golden Rule of Jesus Christ in Matthew 7:12 “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”Unfortunately, some of his followers may not know this verse because their Bible is now what HH says or does.
I can assure you that, some of his followers, may even argue with the Bible if HH said something contrary to what is written in the Bible. Because to them, HH is ever right. I just hope some of these Church leaders spearheading reconciliation have not joined the bandwagon.
It is just a few days ago, that, you were praising me when I refused to agree with the PF on their intended Privatization Inquiry, not because I thought HH was innocent, but because I did not see the benefit to Zambians.
Yesterday, I complained of being dragged to Court over matters relating to HH, and mostly likely sponsored by HH, when I had tendered an apology, because such political cases, do not help Zambians. Which is why I apologized so that we can all concentrate on advocating for Zambians.
But most of his followers, have changed the status, they are insisting that it is okay for HH to continue pursuing these cases for the truth to come out. So, the truth should not come out on privatization but on my cases it should.
HH has not even apologized for anything, but I did, yet his supporters are justifying his actions, that apology or reconciliation does not mean cases should be withdrawn from courts.
Where the hell did you see people who have forgiven and reconciled take each other to court? Does that even make sense to you? Or is it your usual indoctrination insulin working in you that, you can’t see the absurdity of this?
My apology was genuine and I still stand by it, but if HH wants us to continue fighting, then I have no choice but to do just that. You all saw it, that, I removed HH from my political activities, but what can I do when he is trying to fool me with withdrawal of some cases yet sponsor others to fight me using proxies.
You are right when you say, the Leopard does not change it’s sports, and indeed I will always be Chilufya Tayali fighting for justice and speaking this as I see them, regardless of who is involved. When I am wrong, I ask forgiveness, but that does not mean you should take me for a fool.
It is total foolishness to play in the mouth of a Leopard, just because it has been tamed. I tamed myself but you are playing in my mouth, don’t blame me when I bite you.
My apology was not a sign of weakness, neither was it a confession to defamation or malice, go back and read it.
I am in no way scared of Court, and I am saying this before any case has been withdrawn, if HH wants us to continue on the same trajectory let him keep all the cases in Court, I am ready to run all the course because I know, I never defamed anyone.
Let us go to court so that HH can go and take the stand on all the cases he has taken to Court, I am ready, since he seems not to be interested in reconciliation.
I repeat, HH can’t be playing to the gallery of forgiving me and withdrawing some cases yet sponsor some proxy, let him come and face me himself.
TAYALI – NI TOUCH AND GO!
EEP – ZIKO NI BANTU!
2021 IS OUR TIME – WAPYA BAISA!