HH greets First Lady Esther Lungu at late Munkombwe’s burial in Choma
HH greets First Lady Esther Lungu at late Munkombwe’s burial in Choma

Diocese of Mongu Bishop Evans Chinyemba has welcomed the commitment by UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema to dialogue with President Edgar Lungu.

Bishop Chinyemba has however encouraged Mr Hichilema to first meet up with President Lungu and agree on what issues require them to dialogue.

The clergyman said dialogue is a two way thing and the two leaders will however need to find a mediate the dialogue.

The UPND Leader requested that President Edgar Lungu avails himself for dialogue with him at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka next week.

Mr Hichilema tweeted that: “we must do everything in our power to ensure we put an end to political violence and other ills affecting our nation.

“I hereby request @EdgarCLungu to come to the table and dialogue for the benefit of our country. I propose next week at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. #Zambia,” he said.

In a consequent tweet, Hichilema reiterated that Zambians wanted dialogue and that: “we must make it happen!”

“I am not concerned about swallowing my pride in pushing for amicable dialogue with @EdgarCLungu,” Hichilema said.

“It is our hope that he responds so that we can chart a new course that fosters peace and democracy.”

But the Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila says if the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was serious about dialogue, he should have written to the PF Secretariat.

Mr Mwila stated that the PF has always been willing to dialogue but that Mr. Hichilema has always found excuses with conditions.

He indicated that Mr. Hichilema can NOT summon the Head of State who is also President of the ruling Patriotic Front for a meeting through the media.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. When PF and UPND youths agreed too the dialogue a few moths ago they met and had fruitful discussions. This man was still bitter and was not happy that upnd and pf youths were reconciling and talking peace. He admonished his youths for talking to PF youths. All the youths had agreed fell apart because there was no blessings from him. What is it that he wants to talk about now??

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    • HH has realised what an opportunity Kambwili missed when he had an opportunity to talk to the President. He wishes it was him that had that chance. You should have gone to St Ignitius for Sata’s memorial. Iam sure Father Chilinda would have called you instead of Kambwili. Kambwili with his loud mouth messed up his golden chance. This is what HH wants now.

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    • Once again our friend HH is just concerned about winning election. He can’t even speak out for people of Barotseland he continues to use in his adventure. May it’s time tru another party on the Western Province.

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    • HH is a waste of time. He should go and dialogue with Chief Mukuni. “If Chief Makula had been the Captain of Zambia instead of Kalu, Zambia could have won many AFCONs” GayJay.

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  2. mr. Hichilema must realise that HIS EXCELENCE DR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU is THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA. The earlier he realises this the better for him and his party.

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    • People who knows HH knows that UPND leader is taking the republican president for a fool.
      Dialogue was once organized by the three mother bodies in Siavonga .HH met the president even in secrecy later which he turned the matter into circus politics.He used church especially the catholic clergymen to look like fools by insinuating tribal delineated.

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  3. How can President ECL dialogue with HH who up to day has never recognize his republican president.?
    The two statements below say it all:
    “I hereby request @EdgarCLungu to come to the table and dialogue for the benefit of our country. I propose next week at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. #Zambia,” he said.

    “I am not concerned about swallowing my pride in pushing for amicable dialogue with @EdgarCLungu,” Hichilema said.

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  4. How can President ECL dialogue with HH who up todate has never recognize him as the republican president.?
    The two statements below say it all:
    “I hereby request @EdgarCLungu to come to the table and dialogue for the benefit of our country. I propose next week at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. #Zambia,” he said.

    “I am not concerned about swallowing my pride in pushing for amicable dialogue with @EdgarCLungu,” Hichilema said.

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  5. Dialogue about what? Others make an appointment to see the Head of State. The President has more important things to do than meet opposition leaders outside of national official events.

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  6. “Diocese of Mongu Bishop Evans Chinyemba has welcomed the commitment by UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema to dialogue with President Edgar Lungu” These Bishops are out of touch with reality. The priority now is not this so called “Fake”dialogue. How many times have we been talking dialogue. HH has not recognised Lungu as the Head of State, why doent he dialogue with Kambwili, or Nevers Mumba or with the new NAREP man? If I were Lungu I would not pay attention to non issues. We have more pressing economic issues to attend to. HH has none except to oppose everything. He just wants publicity to be relevant that is all. There is nothing at all.

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  7. Why should he write to a party Secretariat? This is not era of the PIG-party and it’s government, You want to give yourself self impotancy when you’re a new pf secretary general. HH wishes to dialogue with Republican president not PF president!

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  8. HH must first send his Chief Mukuni to go and apologise to His HIGHNESS Mwine Lubemba Chief Chitimukulu for lying and a meeting between the President and Mwine Lubemba.

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  9. indeed it is very painful to see a move you were trying to make in order to draw crowds or impress the masses is done by another. Lungu is reeling and cursing wondering why he never made the first move. the mode of communication on HH’s part may have been wrong but he showed he is the bigger man between himself and Lungu.

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    • @ Danielle. The clear undisputed and glorified failure is Lungu who despite the chance he has still fails to deliver to the people of Zambia always earning a dununa reverse grade in his endeavors just look at the people who surround him. HH is clearly a man who knows no failure otherwise He would have given up long ago. History has many people who have had setbacks like Abraham Lincoln and others who labored hard so we could have lighting or electricity in our homes today.

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  10. The Mode of communication HH used to call for a dialogue with His Excellency President Lungu was wrong but either way it is of great value the two meet and hopefully sort out their personal and party differences.

    If there is Genuine peace and love among the two (ECL and HH), cadres from both parties will equally follow suit.There will be NO violence in markets and bus stations.

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    • yet in calling for dialogue, he seems to prefer to insult the office. This is sad. So sad that everyone cant see what he in fact is doing. the bishop also. Anyone who reads that invitation should on the face of it see that it is more a provocation than anything. The sooner we call a spade a spade the better we will get some humility out of this man. In doing so, we may just save him from himself, if not from God. remember God still opposes the proud and gives more grace to the humble.

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  11. The least HH can do is to swallow his pride and and ask for an audience with the head of state in a manner that is becoming. If he happened to ascend to the presidency, sure he also would love to be accorded the respect that the office calls for. Even if one does not like another person holding the highest highest office in the land, one needs to respect the office. HH don’t set a bad precedent on how people treat the presidency in Zambia.

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  12. If the Lord wills, one day HH will be at the helm of the Zambian government. All the more reason he should be respecting the office he aspires to attain. It is a moral obligation for all patriotic Zambians to respect the Office of the President.

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