The ruling Patriotic Front has challenged the US Embassy in Zambia to explain to the Nation the sanctions UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema was discussing in the United States of America on behalf of Zambia.

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says reports of sanctions on Zambia by the US through withholding aid must be explained as the ruling party is not aware of the said sanctions.

Mr Chanda has expressed worry that an opposition leader would travel to the United States of America to discuss sanctions which the country is not aware of.

Speaking at the PF Media Interactive Forum, Mr Chanda also challenged Mr Hichilema to explain in what capacity he managed to woo investments worth US$25.8 billion from the USA.

Mr Chanda has questioned what beneficiation is there for Mr Hichilema in the said pledged investment.

He said Mr Hichilema being an opposition Leader who is not serving in government; it is difficult to tell in what capacity he was wooing such investment.

UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema was in Washington DC in the United States of America to speak about the current state of affairs in Zambia at the invitation of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Mr Hichilema used his trip to the United States to thank that country for assisting Zambia in various sectors of the economy.

And Mr Hichilema has revealed that private investors from the US have pledged to invest over US$25.8 billion in Zambia in the first 5 years of his administration.

When asked if he would support sanctions through withholding aid, Mr Hichilema noted that this support to the Zambian people remains critical and should continue.

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    • HH himself said he did not want sanctions imposed on Zambia.

      Is the PF preparing to arrest him for treason again?

      This matter will escalate further, mark my words.

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    • Let H² continue chewing these infestor’s money the way he has already hammered money from SA d.u.l.l and unsuspecting 1d10ts.
      The problem is that the s.u.c.k.e.r is looking for I invest cash from wrong guys. If he doesn’t deliver, they will a bullet in his thick oval skull.
      So what is there to deliver?
      That’s the real challenge because elite Zambians understand how astounding crookedness, spookiness and divisive double h and is goons are. He has been dreaming about sanctions against Zambia ever since he lost 2016 polls but he only achieved a ka Mukobeko fiesta.

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    • If I was to say something to HH, it would be don’t sweat the small stuff. HH was invited by a private think tank and not the US federal government. The US embassy in Lusaka will of course ignore Sunday Chanda because he’s not the voice of the Zambian government.

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    • Let H² continue chewing these infestor’s money the way he has already hammered money from SA d.u.l.l and unsuspecting 1d10ts.
      The problem is that the s.u.c.k.e.r is looking for investment cash from wrong guys. If he doesn’t deliver, they will fix a bullet in his thick oval skull.
      So what is there to deliver?
      That’s the real challenge because elite Zambians understand how astounding crooked, spooky and divisive double h and is goons are. He has been dreaming about sanctions against Zambia ever since he lost 2016 polls but he only achieved a ka Mukobeko fiesta. He wants to feel Presidential too. I also do think that his strategy is haphazard and self exterminating.

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    • The Woodraw Wilson Centre doesn’t speak for the US federal government. But citizens are free to talk about any subject at the centre. That’s wht happens in free countries.

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    • Ati investor will invest 25.8 billion dollars after a sa.tanic agreement, for introducing homosexual,gay right and lesbianism..HH these people will give you the money but prepare yourself for the consequences, beside the step you have taken meaning fighting Jehovah…HH and Judas are the same.

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    • Ba Sunday Chanda, read the text critically. It does not say “there are sanctions” but “when asked IF HE WOULD SUPPORT sanctions”! There’s a world of difference between the two.
      Pathetic Failures.

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    • HAZALUZA HAGAIN is a danger to Zambia. Hafuna Hagurise HaGAIN. This boy is a failure No wonder he has TREE MANSIONS all over his THREE MANSIONS. Dr. Malama was right about the BOY. He will NEVER grow up. MUTINTA is also aware of this and MUSONDA the accessory to SACRIFICE.

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    • Sunday Chanda is really a F.O.O.L. He thinks he is decampaigning H.H, yet he is making H.H popular by every useless article he writes on H.H and UPND.
      What kind of drunkenness is this? What kind of DEMON POSSESSION is this? This Sondo needs DELIVERANCE MWEBANTU.
      He is actually a LIABILITY to the already excess liability ridden P.F. government

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  1. In PF, any pledge, loan or monies coming from outside has a percentage for the negotiators and some people in top positions, hence the assumption that HH must be doing as they do. HH is different. He is not like you Sunday. The difference between you and HH is like day and night, for clarity, the night being you Sunday and the likes of you in your party. HH just wants a better Zambia for all of us not just for a few. If were him, I would go and live else and enjoy my money and leave this country on its current trajectory to self destruction. I can’t help but to think that the devil has taken grip of this country through its own citizens. Please let’s wake up

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  2. “……When asked if he would support sanctions through withholding aid, Mr Hichilema noted that this support to the Zambian people remains critical and should continue…..”

    There you have it chanda. HH was asked, he did not bring up any sanctions.

    It is us, concerned citizens asking the USA and EU to put sanctions on lungu and his gang for relentlessly violating democratic rights of citizens.

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  3. Your HH is just a headless Tonga bull who understands nothing. He thinks those gay people he met will vote for him. And by telling lies that he has secured US25 B, then he has won elections! Hes losing again come 2021. Where is he going to get votes from, you blind supporters. You support him because hes Tonga, and no other tribe can lead UPND apart from Tonga. You are very dull you Tongas.

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  4. We repeat our advice to the UPND in Zambia……Garry nkombo in particular.

    As we approach 2021 and PF becomes more desperate, you need to arm your caders with concelled video recording devices …..these cost as little as under $50, we will be forwarding details.

    Just pasite PF violations on line and let social media do the rest……and watch lungu banned from leaving Zambia.

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    • All polling Stations should have cameras. We know of the rot in Akainde’s strongholds where they chase anyone and stuff ballot boxes, the Dundumwezi fashion. Wina azalila come 2021.

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    • That’s it, if U.P.N.D Cadres had concealed recording equipment, we would now have on social media, an image of that fat necked, shovel mouthed Man Woman -Mumbi Phiri pulling the trigger, & murdering in cold blood, that U.P.N.D cadre in Kaoma.
      WAY TO GO, AS THE P.FOLICE CANNOT TAMPER WITH SUCH EVIDENCE, & IT WILL BE THE HAIG FOR JONA CHAKOLWA, & HIS BAND OF PANGA & GUN WEILDING TOKOLOSHE’S!!

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  5. THEY ARE ALOT OF SERIOUS THINGS TO DISCUSS. DON’T BE SEEN LIKE YOU ARE THE ONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO TALK. ULICHIBUBA SANA KATATA IWE.FOCUS,ON THE LOAD SHEDDING,MEALIE MEAL PRICES.AND BELIEVE ME UZANKACHUNCHA IWE.

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  6. Sunday Chanda needs to be blacked out by the media. There is no way that a so called media director of a ruling party can only be talking about one subject each time he opens his mouth-HH. If he has nothing to say, let him tell us how, as a ruling party that has put us in so much debt, will get us out of the hole that they themselves have dug. Let’s be issue based and not HH based. This is where PF loses it, they fail to articulate issues and it starts at the top. The economy is failing, they blame climate change!

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    • @Alangizi
      Good point have you noticed that majority of bloggers in the diaspora don’t comment on Lusaka Times…Dudelove wasting his bundles with insults….we had very intelligent bloggers on LT back in the days..not anymore

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  7. LT…the headline should be:” PF challenges the US Embassy………and not PF challenged the US Embassy” as if the Embassy has already responded.

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  8. Tondolo! Just keep quiet agalu inu. We are tired of foo.sh attacks on HH. Dont you have anything sensible to talk about kanshi. USA does not enjoy fake Presidents like yours just watch the space!
    Disaster!!!

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  9. The same charlatan again yapping. We understand that’s how he is paid: make noise as hard working people toil in markets, farms, industries and other places. His is just a John solye bwali stealing tax payers money. We know Pf pays cadres from the treasury. Whenever this charlatan yaps from his foul smelling gob, everyone gets annoyed.

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    • I think HH lacks confidence in himself why can’t he stand up in the nation and convince Zambians of his calibre to deliver if elected into power but what only learn about him is either travel to South Africa our Europe to seek help.
      I feel this gentleman has no capacity to keep our country secure and independent from the outside forces in conclusion he is as a sellout, such characters are the same that never wanted Zambia to be independent from colonialists.
      HH is a very poor leader who can turn the nation into perpetual beggars if beggars no development and no voice and waiting to be told what to do from foreign powers .
      Real freedom fighters cannot vote him into power he is a coward who cannot stand on his feet and work independently.

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  10. I think;

    1. HH is far more wise and mature than ALL PF GOONS put together
    2. PF can’t do their work for a day without seeing the IMAGINARY haunting shadow of HH around them
    3. HH can lead this country to woo investors and create investor confidence because of his exactness in thought and policy
    4. If PF were genuine, they would have embraced the little effort that the opposition leader has done for them. That projected investment is and should be a PLUS to the PF. But all they see is defeat in 2021. They have no plans to take this country out of the mess they have created.
    5. At this time and point the country is in, we need a serious vigorous, astute, frugal and objective leader who is prudent and has a proven record of managing his resources, in order to entrust him to…

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    • I think;
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      5. At this time and point the country is in, we need a serious vigorous, astute, frugal and objective leader who is prudent and has a proven record of managing his resources, in order to entrust him to presidency, not Mr Lungu. We are forcing ECL to do things that he is not gifted. Zambians, give HH because he has already shown that he is like Mwanawasa, who fought his way through the debt process and guided us through the HIPC completion point.
      6. PF are not taking us any where.
      7. UPND and especially HH will see us through.
      8. the strength of a party is seen and reflected through the power and productiveness of the leader. HH goes out of the country and lobbies for that amount of money in a week and yet the rulling party is busy fighting its own people. ECL can not…

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    • I think;
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      8. the strength of a party is seen and reflected through the power and productiveness of the leader. HH goes out of the country and lobbies for that amount of money in a week and yet the rulling party is busy fighting its own people. ECL can not handle ABSOLUTE POWER. He is overwhelmed.
      9. Sunday Chanda is running out of accusations to lump on HH. He tried the gay thing, Andyford clears it, he tries the PRIVATISATION THING, ECL is also implicated in it, he tries the VIOLENCE THING, his cadres are the first ones to shoot an opposition member. He is running of his assignments on the role profile
      10. LETS VOTE PF OUT AND PUT UPND IN.

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  11. Sunday Chanda is at ZIALE…. He will fail all the papers if he spent his time attacking HH…… ……ZIALE te munobe ……………………………. 1% passed (5 people).Sunday did a BA in political science at UNZA…..My piece of advice is that he needs high concentration and deep study…. There is no leakage at ZIALE…… Mark my words when Sunday passes he will tone down and speak soberly….. ZIALE is not politics………Ask Cornelius(MP for Choma) for he suffered a 5 year ban

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  12. No Change of Government…………………We are not going to change government like under wears!!!!!!!!!! We can change leadership in PF no problem…….If you want to be president join PF other wise ministers can come form anywhere including UPND…….In Zambia it has proved that new government is new thieves!!!!!!!!!!!So no change…………………

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    • TRUE BROTHER “””” CHANGING THE PARTY WIL WORSEN OUR MOTHER ZAMBIA ECONOMY CHANGE OF THE PRESIDENT IS BETTER THAN CHANGING
      THE PARTY

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  13. What is Zambias true foreign debt position?
    Is it $10 billion as stated by the PF or $19 billion according to the latest UN report.
    Where has the $9 billion gone?

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  14. PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says reports of sanctions on Zambia by the US withholding aid must be explained as the ruling party is not aware of the said sanctions, how can you know when you are busy stealing animals in the bush.

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  15. PF Media Director Sunday Chanda is always embarrassing the president its like the guy has no time to prepare his speech.

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  16. HH and his UPND followers need to reflect on the USA’s economic status made worse by Donald Trump’s impact of self-inflicted trade war with China. The world is a global village where US farmers have been exporting soya beans to China, but Trump’s carelessness has deprived them of their stable market. As UK pulls out of the EU, USA will have a competitor to scramble for resources from Africa. HH’s greed to seek US sanctions against Zambia will merely worsen USA’s economic standing. Besides, Americans will question US Embassies which fraternize with opposition parties instead of forging good relations with African states. Apparently, HH must take note that the Democratic Alliance (DA) is crumbling as Henry Mashaba quits this white-dominated Party.

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  17. Politics should not divide us, however comments on this platform should be of building the Nation not finger pointing. We are one family and it takes our hands through hard work to develop this Nation. No one should dare cheat you into buying a cooked lie of deceiving you that i will bring investments when he forms Government. The question should be how? and in which way? Practically this country is still developing therefore it depends on Donor Aid. 30% comes from our own hard work, and 70% from donor Aid. Therefore as a country we need to put our hands together and contribute towards National Development.

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    • mudala Alangizi, PF lied about bringing paradise especially in peoples pockets. secondly Zambia is not developing right now it is deteriorating as we speak, nations like Rwanda are developing whilst we have not even started to recover yet from the destruction caused By PF failures. Congratulations to The PF government for doing the exact opposite of what they promised.

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  18. #1.3 Nemwine, “The US embassy in Lusaka will of course ignore Sunday Chanda because he’s not the voice of the Zambian government.”

    Of course Daniel Foote cannot waste time with party cadre Sunday Chanda, he is the US Ambassador for Christ’s sake and not a PF cadre.
    This maggot Sunday Chanda is really overrating itself. Was its statement cleared by Edgar?

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  19. Ambassador Foote is the representative of President Trump on Zambia, this maggot Sunday Chanda must learn his manners and show respect to foreign diplomats. Munobe Foote iwe kambwanga Sunday?

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  20. Sausage lips Sondo Chanda you are just a sausage you can’t understand simple English or you are just spinning info to sound relevant to your incompetent Jona.
    Mwanya wapya munzi

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  21. heavenly lobes have been taken off so early, I thought some stock taking on how many have repented, asked for forgiveness and how many have forgiven, how many have reconciled was at least going to take a week, alas its back to level 1 again.

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  22. With every speech comment he makes he proves how shallow and irrelevant he has become. Cant to see the back of this incompetent shallow lot! Their time has been up a long time. They are living on borrowed time. So detached from reality – why is it that its only them that can appreciate that the power base has shifted??

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  23. His visit on behalf of Zambia is fraudulent and needs investigation. He should be locked up for misrepresentation.

    The people of Zambia should observe how he is misusing his position for fertive money borrowing schemes. He wants to be president by force (presumably, that’s the purpose of asking investors to starve Zambia until we give in)!

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  24. At times I do not think president Lungu knows when some of these PF shrubs are going to mouth off. All Sunday Chanda had to do is shut up. President Lungu has been riding a wave of good will from the nation these last two weeks. With an even successful prayer day with fasting. HH was categorically handled even here on Lusaka Times, and the nation on this matter of wooing potential imperialists. No! Sunday Chanda, Bowman Lusambo ( talking about censoring freedom of speech on the social inter-webs of Zambia ), Chitotela on our beautiful Lechwes, had to open their mouths and vocally produce hogwash. Like I have stated, the president needs to reshuffle 4 seats, now he needs to handle this media chap Sunday. That former FDD guy would be better at this position. He at the least is articulate…

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  25. @THE-PLUGMAN
    For clarity the Government of the day has a plan on Development of the country and this action contributes to the reason why the PF has challenged the US- embassy to explain the sanctions, HH was discussing in the US on behalf of zambia which was irrelevant .

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    • You guys are so du.ll , because lungu never holds press conference, you don’t know how a press comference works…….

      Journalists , free independent journalists asked Hh about sanctioning lungu, nothing to do with the USA,

      So you want journalists in the west not to ask any questions like what happens in Zambia ??

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