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HH Thanks Zambians for a United Stand on the 48 Houses Scandal

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UPND President Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hakainde has thanked Zambian citizens acrosspolitical affiliations for the corporate stand and disapproval over the 48 mysterious houses in Lusaka’s Woodlands (Chalala) area.

In a statement released to the media, the UPND President said that corruption was absolutely unacceptable and whenever and wherever it reared its ugly head, Zambians must expose it and call it out.

The UPND leader further said that the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) reports are very clear on who owns the 48 plush mansions and other gigantic properties within and outside the country.

Below is the full statement

THANK YOU ZAMBIANS FOR A UNITED STAND OVER THE 48 MANSIONS, BUT WE CAN DO MORE

We would like to thank the Zambian citizens across political affiliations for the corporate stand and disapproval over the 48 mysterious houses in Lusaka’s Woodlands (Chalala) area.

This how it ought to be as such matters are not about UPND, PF, NDC, DP, MMD or any political parties, it’s not about where we come from, we must all rise up and show grave concern over this outrageous and despicable act of outright corruption by the PF.

Corruption is absolutely unacceptable and whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head, Zambians must expose it and call it out.

We noted that Mr. Lungu has ordered a further probe into this matter. In an ideal situation, government investigative wings ought to be very independent without being ordered or interfered with.

However, we have seen such cosmetic attempts at misleading citizens in the past where an investigation is ordered but nothing to show for it afterwards.

For example, what came out of the investigations on the purchase of fire tenders? What happened on the purchase of expired ARVs, inflated ambulances, tollgates, inflated road construction projects, the burning of city markets and so many other investigations that ultimately yielded nothing.

We must refuse to be duped and hoodwinked again. These thieves somehow know that we can make noise for a few days and forget a month later. This is a very important issue and must be monitored by all Zambians to its logical conclusion.

For once, let’s think about the amount of hunger and poverty in our communities while they are looting public resources. Our children are not in schools, farmers not given inputs and not paid, no medicines in hospitals and clinics, yet there is impunity on those controlling the national treasury to openly flaunt lavish lifestyles with so much arrogance and without any shame.

Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) reports are very clear on who owns those plush mansions and other gigantic properties within and outside the country.

Information is in public domain please. The people of Sesheke, Roan, and now Katuba constituencies have showed us the way. But we can do more as citizens to end this impunity theft of public resources. Patriotic citizens in other parts of the planet have showed us where really power lies; in the ballot.

Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President

23 COMMENTS

    • What is job of those board or commission on corruption he just sworn last week? Problem we have is the people Ba Edgar uses to insult us.
      Stephen is an insult to Zambians.
      Kaizer, Milingo Lungu, all these are total insults.
      We said it yesterday that we duped yet again.

    • Ba HH, you gave Lungu 48 HOURS to tell us who owns those houses. The 48 hours has elapsed and we still do not know who owns the houses. Your altimatum was not about to start investigating but to TELL us the name of who owns those houses. So do not celebrate because nothing has been achieved. !! We action Sir not meaningless altimatums!.

    • That altimatum should have given to the ACC during a demonstration at their offices.
      Take leaf form the EFF in South Africa. They challenge goverment action by taking matters to court. But we just shout from the terraces. For example our opposition and LAZ should have challenged CHITOTELA acquital. Or shoul have pressure on the ACC to appeal the case and support them. But alas no action but shouting from the terraces like old women.

    • Mr. Hichilema you are not convincing as an aspiring president with this piece, because it contains a number of untruths. One of these untruths is about ARV’s. Be informed that at the moment ARV’s come through a donation of funds by the American govt. That being so the procurement should logically be done by the Americans from the American manufacturer. This ignorance makes you unconvincing since you sell yourself as supper human who will fix all our problems. How do we know may you want to con us like many before?

    • In the spirit of advoiding anarchy at all costs, I hope the powers that be know that they have been found out and in the spirit of patriotism and preservation of our legacy of peace, the culprit should resign and accept prosecution (one nation under the rule of law). Meanwhile the voters will decide at the ballot if the regime should continue or be replaced. But please stop playing on our integrity by denying that the owner is not known, reveal him/her, prosecute and apologize for lying to the Republic. Zambians are good people, we forgive and move on, we are a young democracy on a learning curve. Uyo Rupiah is a free man. But we are watching closely and will decide appropriately come 2021.

  1. WE ALL KNOW C0RRUPT PF, KNOW WHO THOSE HOUSES BELONG TO!
    Had those houses belonged to H.H. D.1ckhead Kimpy0ngo would have by now sent the whole Zambia @rmy Battalion to raid H.H’s house brutalise his Chef’s, Maid’s, Dogs, & Peacocks, & nyel@ on his bed!!
    PF should also tell us how ex K@chasu drinking President J0na Ch@kolwa managed to build a mansion costing Millions of U$D in Eswat1ni, when all this guy owned prior to becoming President was a Spoon, 1 brown “bomb@ jacket” & a bottle of K@chasu.

    • This country is full of learned lawyers. Who know how to deal with such matter and take issues to court. Even the opposition have lawyers who can challenge such descisions. But surprising , the opposition and all lawyers are shouting from the ant hill like us people un schooled in law. No wonder when the president says bring the evidence , no one does!! Lets take tangible actions …. not simply shouting from the ant hills.

    • Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

      @Breakdance… court? Are you kidding me? Which courts are these? Zambian ones, controlled by the same crooked PF corrupt dimwits? Have you been paying attention recently with the number of acquittals of the PF officials? Let me tell you something: Lungu instructs our law enforcement agencies and our courts who gets arrested; prosecuted and convicted. If you don’t know that fact, you are in denial.

      Tell me which government official has been successfully prosecuted and convicted of a crime of corruption in this country. Yes the opposition can waste time and money by going to court but nothing will happen. The real power here rests in the collective power of the people of Zambia by either at the ballot (which the PF rigs) and/or mounting massive demonstrations around the country. Also…

    • Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

      …Also the power rests in any patriotic and brave individuals who run these law enforcement institutions to do something for the common good of the country. So far neither the people nor the individuals of the law enforcement agencies have exercised that power and their responsibility, hence the country is in this quagmire.

  2. In all totality I agree with HH, I think he reads what we write here.
    Ba Edgar shouldn’t have insulted is by asking Stephen to dupe us again. It is annoying.
    Ba Edgar should have tasked the new board for ACC he sworn in last week. Not Stephen, Ronald’s friend. Stephen has no integret.

  3. Let’s turn MUKOBEKO PRISON as a new “5 Star Hotel” for Rungula and his followers! Mwaya sana ba Pompwe…

    • No Mukobeko should NOT be refurbished for these P.F, Bandits, kaili they are enjoying now via I’ll gotten gains, so they should also enjoy what Amin described as “V.I.P treatment” for those unfortunate to experience his terrible prison environments.

  4. HH don’t forget your own privatisation, this man with a round head like a woman is an ***** . you farms and animals using privatisation money, shame on you. HH is not even ashamed of himself, thief number 1 is HH.

    • Balembu, if you have evidence please I beg you to take H H to court and prosecute!!
      Do you honestly think that P.F would allow H.H to go “Scot free” if he was guilty of selling mines etc?
      You should really be concerned & concentrating on the ones building 48 houses, & concealing them, + Crooks like Eric Chinese, & Kitotela, who are real culprits, & will surely dance pelete, once ba Jona Whiskey is no longer in Plot #1.
      H.H was NEVER in Government for him to be able to sell your mines. Kiluba, Francis Kaunda & c.o were responsible so please stop barking up the wrong tree, & use you thinking capacities for once!

  5. Bitter Hakiende h with his inherited under 5 party no vice-president and chief vuvuzela a non-patriot who saw off national treasures for a song in the name of ‘infestment’ advise. He who entrusted to see off assets in Lima bank helped himself to the MDs home in Kabulonga…using insider information and calling it a “clean deal”. What more if we give them keys to plot 1 how many clean deals will they enter into?. He hounded Henry his staff over fees until the man committed suicide . Please b4 you point at the speck look at the log in your eye….each time you open your mouth you put your foot in it… we shall never forget your deeds…2021 swa again…

  6. Yaba…..today hh can call someone a thief, its just that Zambians have short memory privatization, sun hotel how did hh acquire the shares together his chief, he cant even explain how? shame ba under5 even in 2021 you are not winning.

  7. Once I see a headline containing the name of HH, I cannot take it seriously, he has too many issues to trust him, UPND party convention, tribalesm,etc. Just too desperate and too contradictory to trust him.

  8. We need to rise up for our country, its not about who is in plot one or whatever, Zambia is our country, let us not tolerate mediocrity in the midst of important things to be attended to, united we are, united we get everyone accountable, leadership is about serving and not engaged in doing wrong, They need to be brought to book for crimes they have committed, 48 houses is just one them

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