HH speaking during a radio programme on SUN FM
HH speaking during a radio programme on SUN FM

The Ruling Patriotic Front Member of the Central Committee and MCC Provincial Chairman North Western Province Jackson Kungo has said that United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema sees everything with tribal lenses.

In a statement released to the Mr Kungu accused Mr Hichilema of leading a party that only gives opportunities to Tongas.

Below is the full statement

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HICHILEMA IS VERY INSENSITIVE TO THE XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA BECAUSE HE SEES EVERYTHING THROUGH TRIBAL LENSES

It is extremely shocking that Hakainde Hichilema has referred to political parties in Zambia as “tribes” and “ethnic groups” as reported in News Diggers of 5 Sep 2019 where he is quoted as having wildly alleged that “PF are xenophobic towards other tribes”. What “tribe” is PF and what “tribe” is UPND?

What is equally disturbing is that HH has taken issue with the Zambian Government for condemning the on-going xenophobia and black-on-black violence in South Africa. Hichilema clearly lacks wisdom.

Why does he choose to see everything through tribal lenses? It is because UPND has an exclusive quota system that says only a particular tribe can rule UPND so he thinks every other political party is tribally inclined like his.

At the time of the death of Mazoka, Hichilema was an unknown entity and he was not in any structure of UPND and definitely nowhere in the hierarchy of UPND, but ended up as leader of UPND because of the “Only a Tonga Must rule UPND” covenant within the party.

PF, on the other hand, gives every Zambian from every tribe an opportunity to aspire and contest for any position. After the death of the founding father late President Michael Sata – a Northerner (MHSRIP), Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu from Eastern Province contested intra-party elections and won.

Added to this, such as the national character of PF that the Chairman is from Northern Province, while the Vice President is from Western Province, and the Chairperson for women is from North-western and the Provincial Chairman overseeing Lusaka hails from Southern Province.

Hichilema’s reference to political parties as “tribes” should not come as a surprise, because that’s what tribalist like him do. They see politics and everything else through tribal lenses and they encourage bloc voting along the same tribal lines.

HH is just wrong for Zambia on so many levels!

He boasts about being knowledgeable, but he lacks wisdom.

We have a crisis on our hands and he is still drunk with the obsession to be President of Zambia at all costs!

Our brothers and sisters are dying in South Africa but Hichilema chooses to play politics. Why can’t he put politics aside and talk about sensible things? Why is he so cold and insensitive?

Why is everything desperately tribal and political for him? Why does he behave like a bloodthirsty hound sniffing around for opportunities to gain political mileage even in the face of the tragic black-on-black bloodbath in South Africa?

In the words of A.J Chai:

_“desperate people lose the thing that makes them human beings. They lose their heart. Anger and hate fill them so that they act like animals.”_

Where is the humanity in HH? Does he have any “Ubuntu”? Isnt it so ironic that he is so desperate to be understood that he forgets to be understanding?

Why is UPND and HH himself not taking a stand and why is he not condemning Xenophobia in South Africa? Could his associates be behind it?

How can a right-thinking person denounce the government for condemning xenophobia against Africans and Zambians of all tribes in South Africa?
“Banene”, being in opposition doesn’t mean just opposing everything for the sake of it. That is immoral and desperate opportunism.

HH may claim to be knowledgeable but Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand; and if you are filled with pride, you will have no room for wisdom.

Why doesn’t he look and learn from the opposition wisdom and maturity of Julius Malema in South Africa?

The politics of desperation of HH are tribal and very immature. His impulsiveness reactions and blind desperation create critical lapses in his judgment. It is this bitter desperation that has constantly been behind his poor decision making and knee jerk reactions.
This is why he has yielded poor outcomes through 5 Presidential Elections over the 13 years he has led UPND.

Is this the kind of tribal, immature, impulsive and insensitive person that can be trusted to lead this country?

Definitely not!

Jackson Kungo, MCC
Provincial Chairman
North Western Province.

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40 COMMENTS

  1. Early last year in 2018, we told the PF government to redirect resources towards mitigating the effects of what we knew would be a bad rainy season in some parts of the country.

    If we were in Government, we would have:

    1. Negotiated with other countries for power importation under the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) arrangement way in advance. As per PF they are now fire-fighting and starting negotiations with South Africa to import the deficit now.

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    • What the fuuuck is this article from Mushala’s nephew all about??
      Let me go checkout news about Kambwili.

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    • Are you the only jew in this country not to tell that double h is only interested in ripping Zambia apart by exploiting the country’s resources with his colleagues in South Africa and those others mentioned in the Panama papers?
      A tribalist he is with his Mukuni, they xenophobically and ethnically charged against non tongas, not anywhere else but in Tongaland to banish and displace all non-Tonga tribes and non-Tonga sympathizer tribes from the region who did not vote for h² post 2015 and 2016 polls. I therefore put it to you that the stooge is neither knowledgeable nor wise.

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    • It is well known that pf is for Bembas and easterners…who is this chap kidding? Look at all ministerial posts, all ps posts, the diplomatic service and also consider those retired “in national interest”…a few token outsiders to window dress your party doesn’t change what is obvious for us to see. It is the pf thieves that need to be permanently retired in the national interest.

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    • Do Zambians know what fascism is? It doesn’t just mean Hitler and Mussolini. It means underlying intolerance of anything that’s different and unfamiliar from religion, language, race etc. It’s present in Zambia, South Africa and even the UK and USA in various degrees. It is wht was behind speech such as no small tribe should be allowed to hv a president again.This was said by Rupiah Banda’s supporters after LPM’s death. What’s being built in Zambia by policies that ban some languages in the church, in the school system, on national radio broadcasting even when speakers of those languages opened the doors to pioneer Christian missionaries?

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    • “SAKWIBA you are not Tonga, you cannot be President of UPND! UPND is for TONGAS,” Some guy spoke this maybe Mweetwa Gay Jay, maybe Chief Mukuni, I don’t know! Maybe HH! Someone knows please bring the data! Their cousin was booted out and the LITTLE GUY will deny that this never happened? No wonder South Africa is their best friend with Malema.

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  2. Another PF chap making noise after having dreamt of a PF lose in 2021 and guess who featured as victor in his dream HH, and now paranoia has crept in, the guy is all over the place making useless remarks.
    MuKongo talk to you boss (ba Lulu) tell him the truth everything is collapsing around him.

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  3. IF HH said this, and it is a BIG IF, he should desist from making such inflammatory statements because they are his undoing. It may be that he needs fresh and mature advisors who have integrity and have the interests of the whole country and not just the power to subjugate the citizens of Zambia for their own personal pride.

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  4. Again rather than address the ethnic issue (in appointments in the civil service and selective retirement of officers on regional grounds) – the author decides to go into denial. He decides to play politics. Does that address the issue on the ground? No! Is that a sustainable response to national development? No! So, nothing has changed. My advice to the author is go back to the drawing board, request for all public servants who have been retired on flimsy grounds and reinstate them. Check all your appointments in public office and see if there is proper representation of all regions in the country. Do that as a response. Then you can come back and write a new column. Don’t just pick one or two positions. Let’s work together to build Zambia as one people. Don’t say one thing and do the…

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    • But what you are talking about is miles away from being Xenophobic. Do you even understand what Xenophobia is? What the h3ll is wrong with some of you people!

      Infact, if any political party can be accussed of Xenophobia in Zambia, UPND would be on top of the list. Do you remember the Namwala incident after the 2016 elections where fellow Zambians who were considered, in the eyes of UPND cadres and party operatives, not to be from Namwala (in essence not Tonga) were beaten and seriously injured, their homes and livelihoods destroyed and, if I am not mistaken, one or so people lost their lives? Do you recall that? And to date, HH or anyone in leadership of the UPND party has ever condemned or said a word about that sad chapter in our Country’s history. And my friend, THAT IS WHAT…

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    • Continue…

      XENOPHOBIA LOOKS LIKE….not the imagined [email protected] you are talking about here!

      Zambian politics can be rough yes, but at no time in our Zambian election history has anybody been attacked for belonging to a “wrong tribe” in a certain area/region. Political parties have fought running battles before, but these fights have always been between parties…..not based on TRIBAL XENOPHOBIA. But of course that all changed when this dude (HH) showed up on the political scene with his warped brand of tribal politics.

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  5. Let Kungo list all key senior civil servants, ministers and heads of parastatals then he will be able to convince everyone that PF is not tribal but fair. Am sure no one in PF has the courage to so as the results are clear that certain regions are marginalised. It is PF that lacks wisdom. Kungo is talking for his belly.

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    • HH is said to have accused PF of practicing XENOPHOBIA. That’s what the issue is here.

      Qoute: “…as reported in News Diggers of 5 Sep 2019 where he [HH] is quoted as having wildly alleged that “PF are xenophobic towards other tribes”. What “tribe” is PF and what “tribe” is UPND?”

      But here you are missing the all point and talking about something totally different. It is easy to see from the article that Kungo is a PF member of the central committee (MCC), so he is responding in that capacity. And what he is comparing and contrasting are Party positions in PF to that of UPND and NOT govt positions or appointments.

      Stop mixing issues. The same habit HH is often guilty of and in the end makes very little sense!

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  6. Bandai has said a good and simple thing someone from PF just get ten ministries and put the names of Perm Sec here, and see how balanced the list would be.Let us be truthful to our selves rather than burying our heads in the sand.Debate and promote one Zambia

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  7. It is very true that PF marginalizes Tonga’s, Ilas, Lenjes, Lambas, Ondes, Lundas, Luvales, Louis, et cetera. Anyone challenging this position must produce statistics to prove otherwise. Else shut up you colonialists!

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  8. “HH is just wrong for Zambia on so many levels!” This statement cannot be very far from the truth because over the 5 times that Hichilema has attempted on the presidency without success one thing has been clear, He wants to be president simply because he is Tonga. Zambians have been very resolute, they will not vote an individual on the basis of tribe, but national character and not provincial character. The electorate also draw inspiration from such a leader. HH has not shown that inspiring character this far. And the more people get to know him the more they want to distance themselves from him- open secret. When Edgar said “HH will never rule Zambia May be another Tonga” this is a vindication on the fact that contrary to his (HH) belief that he has been losing elections because he is…

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  9. … When Edgar said “HH will never rule Zambia May be another Tonga” this is a vindication on the fact that contrary to his (HH) belief that he has been losing elections because he is Tonga. Character rather than tribe are the major factors of a presidential candidate in Zambia. HH lost to his tribes man Levy (Bantu botatwe) (MHSRP) on the basis of character and not tribe. HH has forgotten very quickly, that he came to power in UPND on the basis of tribe and Zambians will not indorse that by electing to presidency never!! Any tribe with an appealing or sale-able candidate will go to plot one. Why did they hound Sakwiba Sikota and others out of that political party only to coronate Sunny chintombwa (HH)? Simply because he is Tonga.

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  10. What a serious choice to be on the wrong side! The author of this beligered article eats with the of. We may forgive him. But there are Mpofu, the blind of fellows who can’t see beyond there noses! Jesus! Having fallen in the ditch! But can’t tell they are in the ditch. They rise up within the ditch and begin showering praises for their leader. But the leader has led them into the Ditch! Someone to save them comes by. Simply because this good summaritan is from a certain tribe, they can’t see he is there to save them, blinded by there deeply rooted xenophobia, tribalism, regionalism, they would rather stay in the ditch rotting from the pangs of a social economy inflicted with hunger, starvation, disease, ignorance, illiteracy and injustice. PF followers wake up! The hate for HH will…

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  11. SOME PEOPLE ARE BACKWARDS AND WILL NEVER CHANGE. IT’S A WASTE OF TIME EVEN TO TALK TO THEM.
    EVEN WHEN YOU TALK TO THEM ALL THEY THINK OF US WHICH VILLAGE IS HE FROM?

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  12. Sunday’s desperation has reached unimaginable levels. Now he has resorted to using former foot soldiers in the mushala “army” to waffle on his behalf. This kongo chap can hardly write his own name. Bola naikosa for these dogs from…….Kikikikiki

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  13. “Is this the kind of tribal, immature, impulsive and insensitive person that can be trusted to lead this country?

    Definitely not!”

    – Jackson Kungo, MCC
    Provincial Chairman
    North Western Province.

    Jackson, you have hit the nail on the head, my friend. DEFINITELY NOT HH!! Absolutely correct to the smallest detail and mature too.
    This guy is a breath of fresh air on the Zambian political landscape.
    You know me guys, when I praise it is genuine, and when I condemn it is genuine, mature, and without bias. Ask Sunday Chanda.

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  14. Let’s not run away from the issue. My dear Zambians, we only have one country. Marginalisation breeds silent pain until the country becomes an impossible place to live. Let us be frank and help our leaders unite us. The country is divided and it’s getting deeper. I don’t care which party is in power but I care about all Zambian tribes. PF, if you only balanced the leadership appointments, governance will be inclusive and peace assured.

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  15. Iwe Badai Colins, what if those who can be considered for appointments all owe their loyalty to HH? What if those civil servants sit there getting paid from tax payers money but do nothing but work against their employer daily?
    My friend check your facts, and facts do not include the inconsistent ramblings of HH.

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  16. just allow pipo to contest at the convention, then see Wat will happened later. Don’t blindfold pipo about tribal issues!!! It all started with an easterner and now it’s worse. The current party governing us is more tribal than kaya. Just look at the way the Bembas and Tongas have been separated with the same ta’tribal’ Wait for
    the knocking off bell. Time:2021hours!!!!!!

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    • Himz you are a foo.l upnd your party has NEVER hold a convention, keep worshiping your god hh, by the time your eyes open you will be in the red sea.

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  17. mr Jackson kungo, please drop insulting those who have lost livelihood because of their tribes.

    u better hold back and be quiet, and just wait for God z time to send His lessons, and thereafter a healing spirit.

    It will come to pass in this country

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  18. whether you like it or love it pf is losing 2021. we know some of you bloggers are paid for talking ill about hh. it is sad but if you want tell your bosses to call for an early election to prove you wrong. people are no longer interested in being starved, insulted, cheated, stealing from them, corruption and so on. listen to what many opposition parties are talking about pf.

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  19. HH made a statement a few days ago condemning the xenophobia in SA and reiterated our being the same people as Africans.
    Where did he state the contrary according to this article?

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  20. PF we getting tired of your tribal talks and tribalistic activities evident to all. You have a country to run full of problems instead of fixing load shedding, unemployment and inflation you busy attacking your opponent trying to deflect us from your inefficiencies, it won’t work long term as it is becoming more evident you have failed it’s only foolish people who don’t mind more years of misery who are going to make the same mistake of voting for you again. Stop banking on 2021 when you’re failing to fix the current issues like people going months without pay, lack of medication and power in health clinics

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  21. PF we getting tired of your tribal talks and tribalistic activities evident to all. You have a country to run full of problems instead of fixing load shedding, unemployment and inflation you busy attacking your opponent trying to deflect us from your inefficiencies, it won’t work long term as it is becoming more evident you have failed it’s only foolish people who don’t mind more years of misery who are going to make the same mistake of voting for you again. Stop banking on 2021 when you’re failing to fix the current issues like people going months without pay, lack of medication and power in health clinics

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  22. Lusaka times busy moderating us while allowing these divisive cadres to divide us based on tribe. Zambians don’t care about tribe but these pf want to promote it to the detriment of our beautiful country. They won’t succeed and they have no control of who becomes president or not because we the Zambian people will get to choose even the Tonga’s they despise will

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  23. Suppose HH fails the elections in 2021? what happens to him.He should give room for failure in case it happens that he fails.He is blood thirsty how honestly can he support xenophobia is S.A?The actions in S.A are barbaric and inhuman and who ever supports it is barbelic,satanist.Politics aside iweeee be real man.No one can challenge him in this party upnd,all the guys are afraid of him.hooooooo.

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