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UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says the decision by Government to suspend 74 striking Kabwe Municipal Council workers who were demanding for their 6 months’ salary arrears is uncalled for and stinks of dictatorship.

Mr. Hichilema said that it has now become a habit to delay salaries for civil servants, public service employees and worse off the Council employees around the country.

He said all this is due to lacking priorities in expenditure as the money is being channeled into funding corruption and lavish lifestyles such as procuring customized private jets when people are suffering.

Mr. Hichilema said the cost of essential commodities such as mealie meal, and now with the proposed increase in the cost of electricity is already unbearable for majority of our citizens, but it’s being worsened by delayed salaries.

He said the negative effects of such economic problems being inflicted on Zambians is raising crime levels and encouraging corruption in the country, such as illegal sale of land by our civic authorities.

Mr. Hichilema said this is the same corruption that is humiliating Zambians during PF induced by elections where people are being made to line up for handouts in exchange for votes.

He has demanded that the PF regime pays workers on time and avoid industrial unrest.

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73 COMMENTS

  1. Incomprehensible, Zambians need to rise up against this mediocrity. How do people survive without being paid for 6 months?? There is no justification for this. Somehow there is money to fish around namukasaka but nothing for hardworking Zambians?? Unbelievable…

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    • The simple truth is that only a mad person can behave the way Lungu does.

      Lungu is not fit to be president. This guy was not even fit to be a lawyer coz of theft.

      The other truth, while we are at it, it that HH is not fit to unite all corners of this country.

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    • The problem is that Zambians are slow. They take 27 years to wake up.

      – They danced for KK & UNIP for 27 years while he oppressed them wth one party dictatorship
      – They danced for MMD for 20 years
      – From day 1, it was clear PF was oppressive, tribal!stic & nothing more than a bunch of thieves, but pipo still vote/rig for Lungu & PF even allow him to abrogate the constitution with his 3rd term.

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    • Ba hh you don’t qualify to talk about this matter, for political mileage yes but for the people a big No. Sometimes, it’s important to keep quiet than to comment on every issue.

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    • Hahahaha exactly what I’ve been saying….this is what HH and his tribal Grouping UPND can do….Lungu should know better that HH is doing everything he can to make PF look bad….but come 2021….Zambians wont be fooled and the majority of PF Cadres Spaka and Jay Jay are online and they don’t even vote

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    • You only hear HH whenever there’s bad news…..characteristics of a devil……HH is tbe the one behind all this and he knows it

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    • HH and his tribal Grouping UPND should vanish from the Zambian political scene and that time is fast approaching…..2021 will be the end of HH and UPND

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    • Zambians won’t rise up against PF because they are just to stupid to know what to do, instead they will wait for a hand out and vote PF again SO SUFFER EVEN MORE

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    • Anonymous

      Hehehehehe ,

      you are still on April’s fo.ols day ?

      How is it HHs fault lungu buys a luxury jet while his wife spends $1 million looking at 2nd hand trucks worth $ 50 k when workers are not being paid ??!!

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    • @Spaka
      Get a real job my friend….even if your small god HH becomes President…nothing will happen to you….no change..you will still be here on Lusaka times posting comments….HH and his inner circles will be the ones enjoying…..HH is a politician and always remember that

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    • @Spaka
      Which school did you go to….did you do civics or social studies at school….that plane is clearly marked Zambia Airforce….its not for Lungu…even your small god HH will be using the same plane….
      Talk about other things like corruption and luck of service delivery…stop talking about the Zambia Airforce plane

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    • I DON’T SUPPORT FIRING OF WORKERS BECAUSE THEY WERE ASKING FOR THEIR SALARY. FOR THE FIRST EVER TIME, I AGREE WITH DOUBLE H. AND YES IT’S IMMORAL
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      It doesn’t feel right at all.

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    • Says the dictator who fired an elected Kafue chairperson for doing his job simply because he interacted with the president. When I say HH is delusional, this is exactly what I mean!

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    • Anonymous

      What was wrong with the old jet ??

      It does not matter if this new jet is labelled ZAF it remains for the use of one man while workers are not getting paid…..what benefit is the
      $75 million jet to GRZ workers who are not getting paid ???

      I notice you did not say anything about lungus wife spending $1million to look at $ 50 k 2nd hand trucks while GRZ are not paying workers and can’t pay student meals ??

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    • @Spaka
      I don’t know how i can explain it to you…The office of the President is the highest office in the country…..And the Zambian President is the custodian of the Zambian land….and so there’s a level of respect that goes with being the President….Security is one of them….do you know how much the USA spends on a single day on Presidential Security and Logistics…..and its all tax payers money….the amount of money that Zambia spent on that small ZAF plane is just daily gas money for the President of the USA

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  2. HH u have no heart for people of Zambia.

    U have stollen money from Zambia and u took them to offshore accounts. This is what thieves do.

    If you had genuinely earned that money u could have invited in Zambia but because u a thief u can’t do that.

    U are a reason why those poor people are fighting. U had taken their money.

    Stop parading yourself because all u want is to steal more. Insoni ebuntu.

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    • Use common sense, mention one thing that PF has done to better the lives of the many Zambians country wide…i have limited internet access i will respond to your nonsense. Sometimes use just 0.00009% of your thinking believe me you will see that PF have messed up the country.

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    • Lungu has destroyed Zambia and I am hoping those mostly affected are people that voted for him.

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  3. What’s happening in our country is sad. If anything all children of civil servants, public and council workers must be declared vulnerable for school and medical purposes. Politics aside.

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    • @Pololilo, It is this same attitude of you not wanting you God HH to be criticized that makes UPND a bad alternative to PF because UPND cadres like Popolilo will be doing exactly what PF cadres are doing to anyone who tries to criticize ba Chagwa! Great leaders love those that are critical of them and they loathe boot lickers! HH has done his part and should be retired in the national interest! Go ahead and make him stand in 2021 and share in his loss! He can’t win! Even in soccer, players expect to be substituted! 2021 is time to burry PF and UPND!

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  4. Its sad that Hakainde Hichilema has to remind people of their own problems. 6 months salary arrears in other countries could lead to mass protests. But in Zambia,you prefer to suffer peacefully and pray to the heavens.
    You only live once and don’t let your life pass you by.
    FIGHT FOR WHAT IS YOURS. YOU EARNED THAT WAGE WITH YOUR SWEAT .

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    • @Independent what Zambians are liking is an alternative. HH is a tr!bla privatization thief. He is a Dictator who has never held elections internally for close to 25 years.

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    • Kci
      Mulelafye,elo mulye sana,mu prison mwalifina mukafilwa no kulya,so go on insult us,but he who laughs last laughs longest.Cant you see the mess this Edgar is creating?With your eyes wide open you are watching him drive you off the cliff.Your product cant sell accept this now than to have “..mwamoneni…” in prison

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  5. Bwana HH, we appreciate your concerns about the plight of the 74 Kabwe council workers.
    We have the same sentiments on that.
    My worry is you may unknowingly contributed to the extended suffering Zambians are being subjected to. Just to remind you sir HH, in 2021, you will be 25 years old at the top of UPND, which translates to 5 attempts at the presidency. Be officially notified that key members in your team will be resigning soon including your so called trustees and you standing in 2021 will give PF an easy win because you don’t know how to strategize! A third Movement of concerned citizens is gathering Momentum underground to restore dignity to Zambians and retire PF and UPND! Step down and give your dying party a chance to win in 2026!

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    • I would advise you use you common sense, and look at what the man is saying, Don’t be dull, our brothers are suffering yet you busy hating on a wrong person. Use you blood sense man, 6 months with a salary are you that dull to defend PF, negro please!!!!!!

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    • @Not so WISE, learn to read before you respond! If you read my post again, am I in any way suggesting that going for 6 months is okay?
      You took the smoke and left the fire of what I am trying to put across to help the Banthustan party of how to play politics! Why does your HH have to capitalize on negatives and bitterness with their PF arch rivals?
      We are looking at the bigger picture here not Salary arrears! We address root causes not symptoms! HH MUST STEP DOWN to save UPND! We don’t want Wamuyayas!

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    • @Mwape, those Council workers staged an illegal strike! Even when you are starving, you should understand procedure! The worst thing they did was to spill trash the way they did! There are better ways of engagement through their union representatives! My point on ba HH is let him give chance to others to bring the change that we all yearn for. Him standing in 2021 will give PF an easy win! HH has too many negative character tags to make it to plot 1. New brooms sweep best! I repeat, HH must step down!

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    • You are missing the point, you are focusing on the wrong thing. I didn’t say what the workers did is correct. I’m saying pay them as they need to pay their rent, food, school fees, hospital fees etc HH should not even be an issue here. These workers have children, where is your humanity?

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  6. HH yes you are right, and you mentioned to us the danger of putting people without a vision in government we didn’t listen to you. I have learnt a lesson in this life, sometimes we kill and hate people who have a solution to our problems and we embrace those who appear like angels yet there devils to the core.

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    • The Devil you know is better than the Angel you have never met! HH is definitely not an Angel! He is a prisoner to his multinational sponsors! He is under pressure to deliver Zambia to his sponsors! He has up to now not come clean on his role in Privatization! It’s time Zambians started thinking outside the PF/UPND box for an alternative better government! Zambians are too fixated on these two failed experiments! UPND has already been contaminated by PF defectors who have since gone back to their vomit! Away with Salaula parties and their Wamuyaya idols! It’s time for MMD part2, a people driven movement to deliver change!

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  7. Zambians are too scared to act and demand what’s rightfully theirs. during my school days I lead a number of protests and even now if I feel like my rights are being violated, I don’t take it sitting down.
    these guys are doing this because they know that they can get away with it. you’ll only be treated the way you allow others to treat you.

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  8. Chipante pante govt, while taking drug deals on a $ 70 million plane for drinking trips to the copper belt, PFoools are dander heads and dull kaponya`s

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  9. Those attacking HH, need to realise that anybody but Lungu is better in State House, let the PF recall Lungu the same way ANC did with Jacob Zuma and select another leader to take them into 2021, you will see many UPND supporters switch camp. We need a visionary leader, not the media-shy leader we have sitting in State house and his $400 jet.

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    • This is the mistake we make – choosing leaders in frustration!
      HH will be more dangerous because of foreign hands behind him!
      You mean of the 17 million Zambians, only HH can make a better leader?
      HH has failed the basic tests of a good leader! For 25 years, he has failed to come up with a succession plan for his personal to holder party! What will stop him to rule in arrears? He’ll claim the 5 losses were stolen victories. Let’s look for an alternative. Zambia is not short of candidates who will make a better alternative to the current rot! Let’s begin to think outside the PF/UPND box!

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  10. Zambians are very meek. They are just like sheep. They will continue dancing to mediocrity for another 20 years. Thieves even rejoice because they have found how docile and gullible Zambians are. They would rather hide their heads in sand, like proverbial ostrich, than facing the reality of hunger and poverty in the nation. Complaints and grumbling is the order of the day. It is a pity that politicians have found loopholes and weakness in Zambians which they are capitalizing on. How, honestly, can a person sacrifice his vote by a pack of Chibuku shake shake? Gullibity and docility are the term that distinguishes most voters.

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  11. Yes hh you are right. The suspension of the 74 Kabwe council workers is tantamount to dictatorship by Lungu. The same as your party not having a party convention by upnd for 13 years and you hh losing the presidential elections 5 times. If ever by any misfortune you go to state house, you will never want to leave. You will be the worst dictator Zambia has ever had. Do you pay your workers on time. So sit down hh.

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  12. HH can you change your lyrics? I think I have heard this song several times and what has been missing for me to take you differently are the answers to how you got rich, your role in privatization and taking over UPND without an explanation of what Sejani meant by only a Tonga can rule UPND. Also how do you going to do thing differently because without answers to these question you are still a privatization Tribalism thief.

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  13. Continue ranting in opposition Mr Kalusa!!!A well known dictator in Zambia is you who have been on top of tribal party UPND from 2006 without holding any convention!!All your councillors and MPs have no freedom.They are all afraid under a dictator who is you Kainde!!!Delaying salaries is normal in a poor country such as Zambia.What is important is for those workers to receive salaries despite the delay.Hence,find what to do bwana Kalusa!!
    Your promised your blind followers a new political strategy after losing in Kafue last week.Sadly,all we are seeing from you bwana HH is same old and failed political strategies!!Anyway,you are a U-5 politician!!

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  14. According to HH, the late payments are due to corruption, lack of priorities any kind of personal insults on capability of PF. Of course that’s not a serious analysis of the situation. HH and the greater opposition never contribute to the solutions to late civil service salary payments. The Civil Service is the largest employer and unfortunately when the economy is warbly, the Civil Service feels the effect immediately. But this is worldwide. Recently. The USA had shut downs on a lot of public departments and staff were not paid for the duration of the shutdowns. PLEASE HH, prove to us that you ARE an economist by discussing alternatives to the civil service debacle. Furthermore can you be mindful of Zambias’ past govt late payments. This is a historical problem and not related…

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    • PLEASE HH, prove to us that you ARE an economist by discussing alternatives to the civil service debacle. Furthermore can you be mindful of Zambias’ past govt late payments. This is a historical problem and not related only to President Lungu’s tenure. How can the govt systemic problem be resolved. Talking about priorities should hospitals, be denied funding inorder to pay Civil Service staff. When you take a job in civil service you know, the danger of late payments. It’s not personal, it’s the economy. Let’s look for solutions. Should we support civil service staff with free suppliments for food and free electricity, water(I mean we do it for ‘investors’ who leak our profits to our industries back to theirs). DON’T CAUSE DISGRUNTLED BEHAVIOUR BY INCITING VIOLENCE to…

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    • The USA economic shut down was because the two sides failed to agree on funding the wall.dont mention things u don’t understand..not cause the economy is not doing fine..just to correct u

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  15. While we would not like to have our brothers and sisters lose their livelihoods, it is important for leaders especially those aspiring or those desperately aspiring for the highest office in the land, to be level headed and use appropriate language whenever they open their mouths. The failure by this man called “HH” to rise above his hatred and low-level language (insults) and violence has indeed cost him not only his votes but also his integrity as a leader of our great nation. Mr. Hichilema your perpetual, and ridiculous hatred and insults of your fellow Zambian Edgar Chagwa Lungu, will not take you anywhere. Leadership is much more than violently and less than candid fight for a position that has only one slot at a time. While we all agree that opposition is good for our democracy,…

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  16. … While we all agree that opposition is good for our democracy, this desperation by HH does not auger well for the wheels of democracy in our nation. It is a missing link in the Zambian politics. Zambia deserves much better opposition leadership than the current Kawayawayas of the likes of Hichilema we are seeing today, whose first stop is only their belly and not the people they aspire to lead- shame.

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  17. Does he have a plan for mother Zambia this confused guy? In the last 13 years he has been leader of opposition UPND the man has:
    1. Not laid out any clear road map for infrastructure transformation, the President Lungu and PF are religiously transforming Zambia
    2. Not stated which economic areas his party has focused on to create employment
    3. Has not addressed how the Civil Servants welfare will be improved, i.e. quality housing, improved pay cheque, pension plan
    4. What his strategy on energy and what will be the tariffs, residential, commercial and large industries?
    5. What is his concrete plan on Tourism (not the Victoria Falls)
    6. What is his sustainable strategy on the extractive industry, will Zambia continue exporting minerals in its raw form?
    7. What is UPND’s Agriculture…

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  18. contd
    7. What is UPND’s Agriculture Belt?
    The man has NEVER attempted to elaborate on many of these wanting questions and yet he expects to be at the helm of the nation, based on what? So ba HH, please dont think people are dull, NO, please let others do the job you so eagerly wish for, imwe mwalifilwa.

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  19. The 74 called for it how do a normal person dump rubbish in front of civic center just because they knew the President will be in town, in life you Stop and Think before doping anything.

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  20. What I know is that if you go on a wild cat strike you will face disciplinary action as stipulated in your employment agreement. A strike becomes legal when the representative union fails to agree with the employer over something and a dispute is declared. Hundreds lost their jobs in mines during the Mukuba Pension strikes. Much as one would sympathize with the Kabwe Council employees, HH knows the truth but wants to side with the employees for selfish motives. I wonder if he would allow that in his company. Coming to the councils, I think it’s a matter of urgency for councils to maximize on debt collection because as you know the government hasn’t got money. The habit of harassing only a few people when collecting rates is not helpful. Some people owe thousands while those who pay…

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  21. Could this docility explain why the Malawian KK took advantage and called Zambians $tup!d !d!0t$?
    It could be worse now actually after Chiluba brought Religion into the mix! Religion Freezes people’s minds! Even for things they are supposed to work hard for with their sweat and bld, they want to make God a magician to give them things miraculously? It doesn’t work that way! The only way to develop Zambia is to inculcate values of Management – Time Management, The Value of Money, Trust, Hard work and The Culture of Serving Others with honesty and integrity! Since change is slow, it will take generations to bring this change!

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    • Let add this. ..it’s a fact that councils especially big ones cannot cope. It’s not a secret that councils seemed to tic because of the in put of ZCCM and it’s predecessors RCM and NCCM. As for Kabwe even the mighty Zambia Railways is just on paper. Kitwe has to carter for former mine townships in addition to its own new ones. In fact new settlements don’t even have basic services such as roads. A solution needs to be found. The Zampost is failing because as PTC it relied on the now Zamtel. Couple this with the Internet, the postal service is completely lost.

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  22. As of today, 3rd April 2019, they are two big bye-elections campaigns going on in the country and in the PF Strongholds, NO single incidence of violence has been recorded or reported, what does that say about the violence Zambia has recently been experiencing whenever the bye-elections are in opposition UPND strongholds? Its plain simple, HH and UPND are the thugs and murderers so scared of competition in their back yard for fear of being relegated to political dustbin history. Further, now that the so called Prime TV suspension has been lifted, can they report to the nation of any attempted assassinations in the Roan and Bahat bye-elections? We hope the “International Community”is watching this space.

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    • There is little or no violence because prime tv exposed lungu to the world ……lungu is now afraid of being called a mugabe dictator when he travels around the world….

      Even with warnings from lungu PF thugs are still harassing harry Kalaba

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  23. Lower taxes – ZERO. More Money in peoples pockets – ZERO. Jobs – ZERO. MMD left mealie meal at K30. And you still want to be on the ballot in 2021. Mule umfwako insoni please.

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  24. HH, you are the worst Dictator in your party the UPND, you don’t want to be challenged by anyone because the devil thinks he is number 1 and you know it yourself. To add salt to injury, HH is the worst thief that Zambia has ever had, he sold the Mines and many other companies at a give away price and you Pocketed millions and millions of money which belonged to the Zambian people, a lot of people suffered and died because of you HH. After stealing the money, HH invested the same money in the companies he sold, this man is the devil himself, he has never worked anywhere but he is successful because of stealing, your hands are stained with blood. This man is too dirt even to take part in the politics of the country, HH stinks and he is the number 1 dictator, thief , free Mason, selfish,…

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    • On top of lungu being a debarred later for fraud, he is also a privertisation thief ….he sold cold storage board to foreigners who stripped it down, devastating Lusaka communities who relied on that company

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    • How can you be blind and blame a contractor, a consultant, HH instead of Nawakwi and the late president Chiluba who made the final decisions? The consultant does not make decisions. Where were the economists and accountants at Ministry of Finance and the Mines to preapprove the recommendation before the final approval by the president. How can you believe the PF cadres who have been lying about HH? If those cadres are telling the truth, they should have reported HH to police. If HH had stolen, President Mwanawasa would have jailed him. It is very sad, even some Zambians in diaspora can believe a hearsay. HH did a good thing to remind those in authority to pay workers on time since MPs and PF cadres are scared to tell the president. Without anybody talking about it, it means it is okay for…

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  25. If this is dictatorship, what do you call suspending a media council Secretary after he attends a function in his council. Chawamila galu

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    • A slave of imperialists YAPPING ,! HH is evil .The DEVIL is even better than this evil man.
      I HATE HIS MOTIVES …

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  26. The truth is Zambians are very bad/evil people who pretend to good or humble. Yes, the workers may have been on an “illegal “ strike but surely are you going to side with the government or municipality on this one?? How about the families suffering because of not getting paid. Not all workers are thieves so some are truly suffering.

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  27. This current head of state has stopped thinking in fact he has never been thinking he can’t tell that no one can perform on an empty belly president HH very right a failed president becomes a dictator people are not getting paid country wide minwhile he is fly testing his I’ll acquired jet joke pay people

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  28. Under normal circumstances and with a normal opposition trib.al Hacks would make sense, but remember that this is trib.al Hacks, next president of Zambia in 1999, just before the turn of the century. With all the most foolish ideas.
    And imagine Trib.al Hacks is teaching us about dictatorship, he should know better being a trib.al dictator himself in trib.al upnd since 2006. No convention since 2006, isn’t that proper dictatorship? Worse still trib.al dictatorship, most evil form of dictatorship….
    Your comments Trib.al Gay Jay?

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  29. Under normal circumstances and with a normal opposition trib.al Hacks would make se.nse, but remember that this is trib.al Hacks, next president of Zambia in 1999, just before the turn of the century. With all the most foo.plish ideas.
    And imagine Trib.al Hacks is teaching us about dictatorship, he should know better being a trib.al dictator himself in trib.al upnd since 2006. No convention since 2006, isn’t that proper dictatorship? Worse still trib.al dictatorship, most ev.il form of dictatorship….
    Your comments Trib.al Gay Jay?

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  30. I pray Lungu ***soon only then Zambia stands a chance. I am actually from Eastern Province and Lungu is the worse thing that could have happened to Zambia. All fools called Mwanawasa everything there is to insult him. I Hope you miss him now. As for HH is also a greedy punk, but I am sure he could be better than dictator corrupt buck teeth Lungu.

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  31. Zambian’s fully deserve what their beloved [email protected] Fraternity -(P.F). put them under,100%
    These Council workers are the same people who were dancing to Dununa reverse, & Sontapo, & when people speak up, they get verbal abuse, & even a Panga in the head.
    Like P.F Kanene says, “manje wa believa, wa yamba ku [email protected]

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  32. HH you idi.ot why talk about things you have never practice. ..busy talking about dictatorship who have you ever allowed in your ka sata.nic party to challenge you! You fo.ol go for a convention after that you can talk about dictatorship for now shut your sat.anic demo.nic mouth.

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