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HH demands for K10 million from Tayali for defamation or risk being declared bankrupt

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UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has demanded for an apology and retraction of the defamatory words against him issued by Economic and Equity Party Chilufya Tayali or risk paying K10 million for the pecuniary damages caused to his reputation.

In a demand letter addressed to Mr Tayali by M and Associates, Mr Hichilema said he finds the words published by Mr Tayali during his press briefing held on November 15th 2020 and widely broadcast on his Facebook page and ZNBC television injurious and defamatory.

According to the demand letter,Mr Tayali is said to have during his broadcast caused to publish words saying Mr Hichilema should have been in jail instead of aspiring for Presidency in 2021.

Mr Tayali is also said to have accused Mr.Hichilema of having corruptly benefited from the privatisation of state property such as property number 77/A/609 along poplar Avenue in Chelstone township of Lusaka thus depriving a Mr Jere who at the time was the sitting tenant and former ZIMCO employee.

Mr Hichilema’s lawyers further contend that Mr Tayali did contemptuously cause to publish through the media by making public the said proceedings in the matter of Pheluna Hatembo v Hakainde Hichilema in the matter related to farm 1924 of kalomo knowing very well that the same matter was actively before the High Court of Zambia.

“Suffice to say that as a result of your false and malicious utterances, our client has suffered pecuniary damages and non-percuniary damages for the severe harm to the reputation that he has built over the years in his political, business and corporate circles including the erosion of the trust he has earned from the electorate in Zambia”, the letter says.

The lawyers further add that it is on the premise that their client has instructed them to demand for the retraction of the mentioned utterances and issue an unequivocal and acceptable apology to be published in the same manner that Mr Tayali published the words complained about by return of post.

This aspect of the demand also includes a demand for an apology from the ZNBC Board for the unfair airing of defamatory material complained about without following the media ethics of fair coverage.

“Our client also demands that you atone for the pecuniary damage you have caused him in the amount of K10, 000, 000.00 and costs in the amount of K350, 000.00 within 7 days from the date of this letter.In default of issuing a retraction and apology as aforesaid, our client shall be constrained to issue legal process and committal proceedings against you in the High Court of Zambia and we are instructed to proceed to render you bankrupt if you fail to settle the judgment debt and costs to be awarded by the Court so that the semblance of your political career shall be ruined forever”,the demand letter reads.

The demand letter which was delivered to Mr Tayali’s lawyers Rabson Malipenga and Associates is copied to Lukona Chambers,Muleza Mwiimbu and Associates, Milner and Paul Advocates,Malambo and Company,Keith Mweemba and Associates, Lusenga Mulongoti and Associates as well as CL Mundia and Company law firms.

66 COMMENTS

  1. This man is a joker. A big clown. So you telling me he will continue demanding millions from all those that question conduct? Good luck if he ever becomes president after 2060, because when you president you are constantly scrutinised. He comes across as insecure.

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    • What would you do if someone else accused you in such an embarrassing manner?
      HH is within his rights to protect his integrity. Let Tayali prove his allegations before the court beyond any reasonable doubt…

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  2. He who alleges must prove in the court of law under oath. Who starts by first showing the evidence to the public before going to court? Its high time people learn that opening you trap anyhow will bring you consequences. Let the court battle begin, this time there will be no forgiveness.

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  3. Tayali Mwaiche, this time your beautiful wife will dersert you and go back to Ethiopia . If not abena Chagwa lungu and Kaiser ba pita po.

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    • What would you do if someone else accused you in such an embarrassing manner?
      HH is within his rights to protect his integrity. Let Tayali prove his allegations before the court beyond any reasonable doubt…

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  4. The political highway is indeed paved with gold. Turn left, turn right there are gold-pickings for the discerning, eh!

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  5. Tayali, you were given enough chances to withdraw your lies.

    Now let us see who will pay your legal fees.

    If only you spent as much energy on saving your marriage.

    Such a disgrace of a little man.

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  6. HH said that he can’t respond to Tayali’s allegation because he is a nobody. Then he went further to say whoever will prove that I benefited from the privatization he will buy that person a 3 bedroom house. Why is he suing Tayali? Hope he won’t sue me for asking. Or the promise was fake.

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  7. Mr Tayali, if you have facts, nothing to worry. If you do not have them, a phone call to Mr Hichilema might be the best option.

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  8. Please Mr. Hichilema, don’t demean your self. You set a standard. After suing Edith Nawakwi ($3m), I thought you will go up with Tapali Chilufya. Why can’t you make it a cool USD10 million!
    They both have defamed you, haven’t they? Either you have regretted with your earlier unealistic demands or you are telling us one is a lesser evil.

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  9. Not taking the clowns to court would have been tantamount to HH accepting that all those horrible things Tayali and Nawakwi had said are true.

    No one is above the law.

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  10. It is dishearttening to see such people like Tayali being used by Politicians who hide under the carpet in the name of tukakulipililako ngafyashupa.
    HH knows that their are corrupt political rascals who are using Tayali and soon they will be exposed by Tayali after losing the cases. Tayali knows that he is a mouth piece and has no record of traceble reputation.

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  11. Nice one, HH!! This will enhance political maturity...objectivity...and issue-based politics even when anyone has the right to hold divergent views. Nice one, HH!! This will enhance political maturity...objectivity...and issue-based politics even when anyone has the right to hold divergent views.

    Way to go, HH! Dora Siliya took Tukuta to court for calling her a prostitute…. And we have id!otic thugz on this platform like Kaizer zulu show-casing their usual stup!dity against HH for finally standing up to what has been on-going character assasination against him by that myopic boy, Tayali!

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  12. Actually he was supposed to be charged $2000, 000 so that people like chifumo mfimbe will sell part of his property and give it to UPND because all PF guys are swimming in millions of dollars

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  13. Trump and Hakainde have at least two things in common. The first one is that they both inherited their wealth, secondly they are all using that money to intimidate anyone who speaks against them. There is however one big difference betwee the two. while trump managed to drible the Americans into voting for him, Hakainde achili “aleloba ilyauma” {Catching dry fish in a river”.

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  14. @ conistence Lwindi…that’s why you failed maths. It’s ten million kwacha as opposed to ten thousand kwacha! And I guess that amount (10 M) is enough to make that boy, Tayali, pee in his pants privately even though he will try to put up a fight publicly.

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  15. So HH owns all the law firms in Zambia? Are all these copied lawyers sharing with him his wealth?. Ba HH learn from your friend Trump his day is soon approaching, just like your will approach soon.

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  16. That’s the way to go HH Mulombwana, weed out political thugs and opportunistic parasites from the Zambian political landscape

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  17. look at Nawakwi now.those are the consequences for being so careless with your dirty mouth. She has no evidence at all but was depending on PF…The same thing will happen to this boy…do not open your mouth and start uttering things you have proof of.Uzanya manzi mwana!!!

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  18. Since we are all demanding money from others, I also demand 3 billion kwacha from spaka, f00lish tarino and the rest of the diasporan clowns. The demanding challenge. Who is next

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  19. Tayali, am sure even his daughters will jump into marriage quickly just to rid themselves of that name…his young wife would rather live in a war zone than share a house with a horny man.

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  20. Grandma Edith will soon be getting a visit from court bailiffs…all her loot and farm will taken because of her stupidity..the people who were pushing on are no where to be seen…really laughable.

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  21. #Rain
    The amount is way too small. I may have failed my math, but it wont change the fact that HH has devalued his self. If Tayali should really go bankrupt $3m or more must have been the target.

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  22. HH

    Hopefully you will learn from this……forgiving some people only makes them dig a deeper grave for you.

    Make sure this tiyali is made bankrupt and even jailed for failing to pay.

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  23. This is a distraction. After this one’s smirk are wiped off his sorry face they will sponsor another one. As we get deeper into the debt crisis there will be more of these hopeless moves.

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  24. The only commentator I fail to understand is kaiser.
    As for Tayali,the boy is a use full ***** who does not know where he needs to go.

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  25. Kaizar Zulu November 16, 2020 At 7:15 pm

    “…Since we are all demanding money from others, I also demand 3 billion kwacha from spaka, ……”

    Why would you demand money from me ?

    Have I ever defamed you ?

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  26. HH if u will not pursue this defamation case to its logical conclusion, u will be the one to blame. U forgave this boy last time and see what he has done. By the way, do not forgive Nawakwi. Let the case run its full course. Some little rats have been treating u like a doormat. Let them prove their allegations in court or compensate u.

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  27. I think you will find that making demands for payment and being awarded compensation by the courts are two different things. HH has a tendency of making threats before a case is heard in court. Take Tiyali to court and prove yourself in court instead of making useless threats. If the courts find a case against him, they should fine him 40% of his total earnings.

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  28. @spaka of course I know you cant afford to give me such money as you are broke. I am surprised you failed to see the sarcasm/humour in my comment.

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  29. AS LITIGIOUS AS TRUMP!!
    I SUGGEST hh STARTS PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ELECTION HE WILL LOSE IN 2021
    THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES…………. PHANTOM VOTES

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  30. AS LITIGIOUS AS TRUMP!!
    I SUGGEST hh STARTS PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ELECTION HE WILL LOSE IN 2021
    THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES…………. PHANTOM VOTES LIKE TRUMP

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  31. Shallow analogy! In Zambia calling the president “stupid” can send one to jail and defamation cases almost always are compensated in monetary terms! Nothing wrong here to have Tayali pay up if he can’t prove his allegations. This time around let Tayali conclude what he has started. To those like KZ who think it’s unusual for a personality of HH to seek court redress, please think again or line yourselves up to defend and fund Tayali!

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  32. Spaka – I don’t know why you give this attention seeking UK based impostor credibility…you must be as daft as it is!!

  33. K10 million is too little….I would have gone for $10 million. The guy is a PF mule.
    You need to deal with such characters decisively

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  34. Ichalo we have to sometimes laugh at these clowns who call themselves opposition. As a man who was once in opposition, I can tell you that these chaps have a long way to go before they can rule this country.

    As for tarino, grow up. You love the attention and get bothered by me because I am very popular on this site just as I am in the real world. Next time you visit Zambia after saving for a ticket for 10 years, I dare you to say that rubbish to my face if you man enough

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  35. KZ find something better to do with your life. Lungu is only human and by fact is the worst president Zambia has ever had. Stop wasting spacing on LT or anywhere. Also please use mature language to discuss issues. You language so far reflects badly on Lungu as it the type of people he was hiring to be in state house. You are the only former state house official in the history of Zambia to be doing what you are doing. Show some class so we can say Lungu can at least pick professionals with professional behavior. Last thing, if you personally hate HH please share with us what he ever did to you?? We are all Zambians and no need to have such hate against each other.

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  36. @KZ, I agree, you are popular. I only come to this section to read your comments because they are well thought and measured.

    Well done. Keep inspiring us.

    Yours,
    Your fun.

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  37. Gone are the days when people would just sit back and allow others to assasinate their character. Nowadays people will sue you!! This is getting interesting!!

  38. If some of the allegations on you Mr HH like double NRCs why not let the law enforcers investigate rather than u issuing threats to Tayali

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  39. Some people thrive on scandalizing others. Some of us seek the truth always and detest thieves and liars. What is the truth in this case can only be determined by the courts of law. HH well done.

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  40. That’s why he never came into power. People know his reality that he doesn’t deserve to be the leader of this country.

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  41. Bloggers nothing has happened yo Nawakwi yet. HH law team have just applied to have judgement in default. A judge is yet to make a decision. But before that Nawakwi may want to depend the application. Stop exciting yourselves yet.

  42. @Dimba that’s the evidence Chilufyanya Talis will tell the court. Its good they will take him to court should he refuse to apologize. I for one would like to hear the truth. Otherwise, CT is a hired smoking gun, which must be silenced.

  43. Anyone with evidence over privatization should come forward I will buy him/her 3 bedroom house said HH. Tayali steps forward with the evidence, he is sued for 10 million kwacha. So the promise was fake.

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  44. Thou Shalt not bear false witness against anyone – Nineth Holy Commandment!
    It’s terrible sin to bear false witness against anyone and the wages of sin is death in the eyes of God. The power of life and death is in the tongue and those who love it will eat it’s fruit!

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