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Mr Hichilema abused the trust and responsibility given to him by Zambia Privatisation Agency-Nawakwi

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FDD president Edith Nawakwi has insisted that the sale of Mosio-O-Tunya Intercontinental, Rainbow Lodge, and National Heritage Park was extremely fraudulent as the leader of the Privatisation Negotiating Team, Hakainde Hichilema, did not disclose that he held shares in Sun International, the new buyer of the Hotel.

Speaking on 5FM Radio with Zach Banda on “Burning Issue”, Ms. Nawakwi charged that Hichilema behaved like a Baboon in a maize field as he abused the trust and responsibility given to him as Zambia Privatisation Agency (ZPA) Privatisation Negotiating Team Chairperson, on the sale of Mosio-O-Tunya Intercontinental Hotel.

She dismissed the assertions that Hichilema’s wealth was obtained through hard work and being smart, as the case of Sun International purchase of Mosio-O-Tunya Intercontinental Hotel has revealed and exposed fraudulent activities.

She says Hichilema remains on the Board of Sun International Zambia Ltd, and this presents a serious legal and criminal issue.

She said such an action would not be legally allowed in South Africa where Sun International is registered.

She said while Hichilema accuses the PF leaders of being corrupt, his conduct in the privatisation process of the Hotel and Luanshya Mines showed that he was more corrupt than any other leaders she knows.

Speaking as former Minister of Finance, she said Mr. Hichilema was a confidence trickster who earns one’s confidence and respect, before he pounced on the government officials.

64 COMMENTS

  1. Paying back time for Mr .HH YOU thought you are cleaver by being greedy, today the same people you stole from you want them to vote for you.

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  2. I 100% agree with madam Nawakwi that in some countries (SA included) where ethical issues are upheld HH would have been jailed by now. He is lucky because ethical issues in Zambia are almost non existent. The information madam Nawakwi has brought to the fore confirms that HH fails integrity test, the man cannot be entrusted with national assets.

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  3. All of you making negative comments ,please do some research before you embarrass yourselves. Don’t judge HH out of anger and ignorance. Comment on issues you have total understanding.
    Haven’t you asked yourselves why HH is the only one unfairly crucified as if he was the sole consultant MMD hired?
    1) If the MMD govt got the consultancy report and proceed to sell the companies through tender, why blame HH NOW ?
    2} What influence did HH carry to force the MMD govt. to sell the mines and companies ?
    There is a lot of ignorance to the point most Zambians born after privatization think HH had so much power that he grabbed the mines and sold them for a song.

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    • Katana what are you talking about kansi? Blame HH for what? The question is did he act unethically or did he take advantage of his job to enrich himself? That’s what you should be defending if you are his henchman. Of course there were other thieves in cahoots with him and they should all be exposed and the law should visit them.

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  4. This issue needs to be investigated by investigating Agencies and if he is found to have defrauded government, he needs to be prosecuted. It’s time we resolved this issue

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  5. Edith Nawakwi has been invited by HH to report him to the Police so that these allegations can be verified in Court. The sooner HH is reported to the Police and sued in Court for Crimes committed during Privatization the better. Some allegations are not admissible in Court as evidence though. The ball is now in Edith Nawakwi’s Court. The whole World is watching!

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  6. She was Minister of Finance at that time and knew all this staff, why did she not take action because she had authority over the whole privatisation programme? She kept quiet because she was also abusing her office and failed to execute her responsibility as minster of finance by stopping whatever deals HH was involved. She also stole and shared the spoils of privatisation just like a lot minsters in Chluba’goverment . Why all of sudden from the blues shouting the loudest? Has she been corrupted by Lung? If this is the time for HH to become president, nobody is going to stop this change.

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  7. It is all politics…. Arrest HH and you will lose in court….. Even a fake treason charge you could not convict him.
    Do you know how to build a solid case in court. Criminal case are not full of moral assumptions . ….

  8. @ Katana the guy has failed to explain why there was conflict of interest when he was both the consultant and the buyer.

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  9. Am confused who abused the trust or mandate given by the people of Zambia in the privatisation issue was it an individual or company appointed by government or the government appointed by the people and an elected member of parliament and a minister?

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  10. He has become so arrogant and started calling people fools when they want to ask him and others he says they were sleeping , when he tricked them or dribbled them and took all the Zambian wealth for himself, he couldn’t be the only one however according to the amount of wealth he has he must had been the chief in all transactions , you may what he wants to do for Zambians after all the evil he committed.

  11. @Katana
    What you’re talking about is not what people are asking. The issue is about selling himself a Lima Bank house and selling a hotel to his friends and later becoming a shareholder. These are the issues needing clarification and not those farts you’re talking about. And why you Banyamulenge take hh as infallible? Very weird people

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  12. @Katana
    What you’re talking about is not what people are asking. The issue is about selling himself a Lima Bank house and selling a hotel to his friends and later becoming a shareholder. These are the issues needing clarification and not those farts you’re talking about. And why you Banyamulenge take hh as infallible? Very weird and backward these cave people

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  13. This confused woman was in government for God’s sake had all the powers to stop HH from taking advantage and benefiting from the sale of ZCCm assets .We know PF are giving out tax payer money and she wants to be number 2 in the queue after Tayali

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  14. First we were told HH single-handely sold the mines.Now those allegations have watered down to HH buying a hotel.UPND why are you allowing PF to change the current narrative. The current suffering of Zambians is not caused by the purchase of a hotel 30 years ago.Its because of the reckless borrowing to fund white elephant projects for purely election purposes that has left us at the mercy of any shock.
    PF,you have no time or resources to investigate an allegation that was ignored by 3 previous regimes.Everyone knows this is just smear politics.Just continue with perfecting Empowerment projects

  15. FDD president Edith Nawakwi has insisted that the sale of Mosio-O-Tunya Intercontinental, Rainbow Lodge, and National Heritage Park was extremely fraudulent as the leader of the Privatisation Negotiating Team, Hakainde Hichilema, did not disclose that he held shares in Sun International, the new buyer of the Hotel.

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  16. So Nawakwi being their boss as finance minister was too dull to contemplate what was happening? Then I would rather have a sharp mind like HH as president while nawakwi continues making sausages.

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  17. Iyi ni beans..we are voting for Mr hichilema hakainde in 2021 elections.
    Because bafikala what you have stolen goes beyond GDP of zambia

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  18. Nawakwi was sleeping on the job, just like Kalumba the Wizard, Penza the Penzared and Chikwanda the Grandpa of Tribalism! Baf.ikala na Kanyo utulo lekeni sure you damn Katangese!

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  19. Is H H the sole individual who run the privatization of Zambia’s assets during the the MMD reign? There were many individuals charged with different responsibilities during privatization. Many MMD ministers and associates bought properties during privatization. I know how the late Ronald Penza bought Changa Farms in Mbala. The INDECO milling plant in Kasama was bought by GBM. Many of you ministers bought properties. People went away with UBZ buses. And now you want to portray to the Zambia people that the whole privatization was managed by H H. Hypocrites, we have told you to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate how privatization was run but you know that a lot would be brought to the surface and even those appearing to be clean shall be found wanting. And again why raise…

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  20. Hh sometimes it is good to just keep out of public matters especially if you have dirty skeletons in closet. You have been a crusader of anti corruption so now is time to dance to that tune. You have been accusing people of corruption without evidence. Now the evidence against you will come out

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  21. HH this “Inzi” won’t go away.
    There is no justice in the court of public opinion.
    You must take legal action against Nawakwindi and let her prove her allegations in court! So far we have fact-checked these false allegations!
    If you don’t take legal action now, you risk getting falsely accused and crucified! Remember that you don’t have to be guilty to be crucified! Take action now!

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  22. HH this “Inzi” won’t go away.
    There is no justice in the court of public opinion.
    You must take legal action against Nawakwindi and let her prove her allegations in court! So far we have fact-checked these false allegations!
    If you don’t take legal action now, you risk getting falsely accused and crucified! Remember that you don’t have to be guilty to be crucified! Take action now!!!!

  23. Let the matter go to court. We are tired of this nonsense. Why does this matter only come towards general elections? The only problem am finding with some Zambians is that we have allowed pf to take us for a ride, pf always looks for something to divert our attention to their inability to govern. In 2015 they used Chomba to label HH a Satanist. Now they are using Nawakwi. Otherwise what I know is that many fools when they fail they look for someone else to blame.
    Pf must go period!

  24. These issues took place few years ago, and it seems no one took charge to sort it then. Therefore, why is it only coming out now? If the intention is to deal with it this time once and for all, then Government should set up a commission of enquiry, to thrash out all persistent questions.

    What you cannot have, is this drip, drip, drip of information and claims. It can appear to be a witch hunt. I think the Government has a duty to the public, to set up a commission of enquiry to deal with this. Perhaps, the record can then be set straight, and everyone can move on.

    It may have to take place on the other side of elections – because public enquiries can be long drawn. Nevertheless, it will require determination by civil servants, regardless of who the President will be.

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  25. Why does PF and it’s supporters bring up the issue of HH’s involvement in Privatization each time we are approaching General Elections? Even Madam Nawakwi, she was in MMD Government, the real calprits in the Privatization deals but she has been mute for more than twenty years, why now?
    If PF was a serious party in Government, they would have sued HH long time ago. What is clear right now is that PF, with the support of Nawakwi just wants to de-campaign HH coz he is a real threat to them.

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  26. Before we do a tribunal on privatization can we also do one on the asset movement from K2m to K23m in one year for Edgar. And we can move to the 48 houses, Fire tenders, ambulances and others in the FIC report.

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  27. Why does PF and it’s supporters bring up the issue of HH’s involvement in Privatization each time we are approaching General Elections? Even Madam Nawakwi, she was in MMD Government, the real calprits in the Privatization deals but she has been mute for more than twenty years, why now?
    If PF was a serious party in Government, they would have sued HH long time ago. What is clear right now is that PF, with the support of Nawakwi just wants to de-campaign HH coz he is a real threat to them.
    ECZ, how come PF is displaying PF chitenge materials along main roads and bus stations? Is this campaign period? If not, then this an electoral mal-practice and threatens democracy. Next year’s elections can be considered to be free and fair is this practice is not halted.

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  28. ECZ, how come PF is displaying PF chitenge materials along main roads and bus stations? Is this campaign period? If not, then this an electoral mal-practice and threatens democracy. Next year’s elections can be considered to be free and fair is this practice is not halted.

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  29. Nawakwi has just realized now that there was a problem with Privatization. Zambia the real Africa. Even if the report shows that HH stole, hard luck for you because the people still want him. They will still vote for him enmass, thanks for the attempt to derail the train anyway, its too late

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  30. This is a just distraction from the failures of PF. Nawakwi please with news articles showing you were pleased with the exercise.now 30 years later you want to cry and portray yourself as a saint. Sit down and concentrate on sausages. There are more serious issues to worry about. Besides you were fired for corruption right there your credibility goes down the toilet

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  31. To everything there is time, it was going to be the most un fair thing if the privatization was not followed up, better all the major players in this painful act done a few years ago are not brought to book, he already talked about Chikwanda and a number of others yet to be known, you cannot rest this case without any one answering for it.
    All we only saw was FT J being prosecuted up to his grave while those holding the plundered wealth remain un touched, we would like to see them paraded to answer to their misdeeds which have devastated the people of Zambia while they swim in stolen wealth.

  32. Desperation ba PF ……..

    Accusing HH of stealingvduring privertisation won’t fix the economy…..

    We ask again, how did lungu earn $2.3 million in 18 months in office ????

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  33. Those who seek Justice must come with clean hands!
    Who in PF has clean hands?
    Chagwa liquidated Cold Storage instead of Privatizing it. Why is it that most companies HH evaluated are still operating profitably and others were eviscerated? Isn’t HH the visionary we need?

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  34. HH is a real threat to PF. Zambians, that’s the kind of leadership we need. Right now PF government is dysfunctional and there is nothing going on. Bane we ordinary zambians have already decided who to vote for come 2021!! Please leave HH alone.

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  35. It’s fun to note how gullible this whore can go.

    She was Finance minister at that time and what was her role?

    Carlington maize saga is still fresh in our minds.

    PF must go!

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  36. For those who say nawakwi was sleeping or that she was in charge and had the power to stop HH , you are missing the point. HH did not disclose that he had shares in sun international in effect he sold the mine to himself . That’s double dealing. Especially that his report urged gvt to accept a 6 million dollar bid by sun international and told gvt that a 25million dollar bid was not good for the country. That’s not just in ethical. It’s day light robbery.

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  37. For those who say nawakwi was sleeping or that she was in charge and had the power to stop HH , you are missing the point. HH did not disclose that he had shares in sun international in effect he sold the mine to himself . That’s double dealing. Especially that his report urged gvt to accept a 6 million dollar bid by sun international and told gvt that a 25million dollar bid was not good for the country. That’s not just in ethical. It’s day light robbery. What’s worse is he refuses to answer the question.

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  38. Those assets define the best of what the nation showcases to the world. If fraudulently obtained they should be taken over by the state. ZAMTEL has proved we can correct some of these errors in the interest of the country.

  39. Nawakwi is trying to please the pf government for her to be adopted as a running mate to lungu if altar is legible to stand for presidency in 2021′.she s just wasting her energy on HH. is she in opposition party or a ruling party wing?

  40. Lesson to you all involved in fraudulent activities – If you obtained your degree fraudulently and it is brought to the fore, you will be prosecuted. Same to HH, if you fraudulently obtained these companies, the state will repossess them and prosecute you. The companies will be returned to the rightful owners who are the Zambian people. Umulandu mune taubola.

  41. HH is not a shareholder of Sun International. The prostitute, husband grabber does not listen. I wonder how Hambulo is living with such an id.iot of a woman. She has not apologised to HH and the nation for telling lies about the house, farm and RAMCOZ.

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  42. Nawakwi, please tell Lungu that you know how to keep keys for the presidential suite at intercontinental. He must entrust them with you. You will just tell people that you keep keys and nothing further.

    By the way what time did Chiluba get there & was he drunk?

  43. It’s all confusing and well orchestrated by the chief protagonist Ms. Nawakwi and I wish I knew why one HH can draw so much hate from a woman whose association with him can only be traced to professional interaction and party politics! There is a concerted effort by many whose knowledge on mines privatization does not even go beyond the term privatization but want to make themselves knowledgeable of the issue relying on hearsay! Those of us that grew up in villages have experience of observing hens whose eggs fail to hatch go about scattering nests of other brooding (incubating) hens and I liken Nawakwi to this type of hen! Ukufilila munsenga!!!

  44. Start a DEC, ACC joint investigation of HH. There is so much smoke on his richness. There might be a lot of truth in the allegations. Let a retired judge head the investigations to ensure by April 2021 we know HH is eligible to stand or he deserves to be behind bars.

  45. Madam Nawakwi is on record, some time ago she said IMF had forced MMD government to sell the mines at a give away price. Today, she is saying that HH abused his position as a consultant to enrich himself by undervaluing Zambian mines and other companies. It is better for her to keep quite than talking without substance about HH and exposing herself how incompetency she was at the time of selling the mines. She had all resources to sell the mines at a better price: ministry of the mines , general managers and professional from the mines were at her exposal to re-assess, verify and quantify the proposal from the consultant company before selling the mines. She should have sold the mines with due diligence. How could she depend upon one group of consultant without shopping around…

  46. This fight the one who started it is hh himself, he said it was Nawakwi who sold companies during privatization, Nawakwi was simply responding to what hh said, Why should under5 supporters insult and crucify her! And with the revelation her has made it’s an eye opener. HH is on record if i have stolen take to court the matter, Anyone with evidence i will buy him or her a house… Suddenly HH has stopped yapping

  47. ECL stole from a widow and he is ruling, and after gaining power his wealth jumped to $22m (K428,879,000) in two years.

  48. Hakaivotela Humine, we want our money …. Privatization money. HH has NEVER explain to we the people of Zambia how he became rich overnight. When he is asked to answer, he runs from answering the question. We want our money. Bring back our privatization money.

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