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A dark day in Zambia’s democracy as UPND President Hakainde Hichilema survives Police shooting on his way to church

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UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has survived Police shootings in Chingola on his way to a local Church.

There was chaos this morning as heavily armed Police were seen cruising up and down Chingola’s main roads as they attempted to stop UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s motorcade.

In a statement, Mr.Hichilema said,” This is barbaric and we won’t tolerate it anymore. On our way to Church, the Police under instructions blocked us and started firing gunshots, tear gas canisters and all manner of weapons at us.To the normal Police, we say stop fighting us on behalf of the corrupt few because we are actually fighting for you.
And to the PF we say your time is up and whatever you try and do won’t stop Zambians from taking you out of the picture. They don’t want us to worship, they don’t want us to do roadshows, they don’t us to fight poverty but we are resolved and we shall ensure a better and safe Zambia for all.Their attempt on our lives will be met with the equal measure from the giver of life, God Almighty.

We feel for these Police officers but our advice to them especially those ones willing and ready to kill us or any other citizen on behalf of PF is that we are doing this for you, your family because we live in the same communities impoverished by the corrupt few.This too shall pass and in two months time when in office, Zambia shall be back to a Democratic State.When the time is ripe, not even a gun can stop it and it’s time.

Meanwhile Senior Chief Mukuni said he will personally hold President Edgar Lungu responsible for any harm on Hakainde Hichilema.

In a statement released to the media Senior Chief Mukuni said this morning’s incident in Chingola where Hakainde Hichilema’s motorcade was ambushed by Police and shot at is a very dangerous event that could quickly escalate into something that would be difficult to control unless Mr Edgar Lungu takes national security as his priority.

Cabinet has been dissolved and the chain of command in which instructions are issued has been reduced. Shooting at an opposition leader who commands so much national attention 3 months before an election cannot be a decision of an Inspector General of Police, but that of the Commander in Chief himself. The President must not risk national unity and peace for his own political reasons. There is so much at stake in terms of peace.

For over half a century, Zambians have worked tirelessly to unite this country and we will not allow it to degenerate into bloodshed because of the recklessness caused by fear and personal insecurity of an individual.

“Should anything happen to Hakainde Hichilema, I am going to hold President Edgar Lungu as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and a political opponent of HH, personally responsible,”
Senior Chief Mukuni of the Leya people of Kazungula, Livingstone and Zimba Districts and all the Bene Mukuni said.

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change president Felix Mutati says the incident in which Chingola police fired live ammunition at UPND Alliance presidential candidate, Hichilema Hakainde’s motorcade on Sunday morning, is the darkest day in the country’s democracy. During an Alliance partners press briefing that was addressed by the chairperson Charles Milupi, who is Alliance for Democracy and Development president, at the MDC secretariat in Lusaka, Mutati said the shooting incident was as a result of growing desperation in the PF camp.

Speaking at the same event, Hichilema’s running mate Mutale Nalumango said the desperate PF were trying to kill Hichilema because it had dawned on them that their time to exit the corridors of power had come, courtesy of the Zambian people. Nalumango said the people will not allow Edgar Lungu to stage a coup on the Zambian Constitution.



 

61 COMMENTS

  1. Oh my God , this is the work of PF trying to assassinate HH and eliminate their biggest political threat.

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  2. Hahahahahahaha. He has started again. Claiming people want to kill him. What would ZP gain from killing him. Also if anyone wanted HH killed it wouldn’t take a lot to do it. He would have been killed a long time, especially when he tried to over take a head of states motorcade. He went on hard talk to claim that we in pf wanted to kill him and even his whlte masters there disagreed with him and thought he was a deluded drug user.

    It is also weird how the opposition links zp action to pf only when it suits them. Zp is not pf and pf is not zp. If you are breaking the law then deal with zp and don’t involve us in your childish buIIShlt. You are a a dog HH

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  3. SHAME UP LUNGU,PF AND THE ZP,
    NOTE ALL THESE SHALL REMAIN ON REPORT
    AND THE WORLD IS WATCHING

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  4. Mzambia what have we got to gain from killing a 5 time loser? Let us learn to be realistic at times. If your HH is a notori0us rule breaker then let him and zp deal with their issues. Do not involve us in your childish buIIShlt. We have more important business serving our people.

    Even a mere cadre can kill HH if they wanted to. So do not insult peoples inteIIigence. Hh wants to seek attention from internationaI community but even those whltes he w0rships knows that he is just a deIuded little ***

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  5. Zp continue doing a good job protecting the nation. The country is bigger than one small tribal party. There are rules that need to be followed and no one is above the law. When a police man tells you to do something, it is in your best interest to abide. Next time this f00I hh will be killed if he is not careful. The police are allowed to protect themselves in very tense situations. Let hh grow up. As long as he lives in Zambia he will be expected to abide by zambian laws like any other citizen.

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  6. Last time this f00I hh caused the death of 2 innocent people. It seems he doesn’t learn or care for life. Ba police deal with this **** hh

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  7. Edgar Lungu is dead scared and my guy you will weep prison for these crimes you’re committing today.

    Your time is up!

    PF must go!

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  8. FCUK OFF K -Z your comments on here are breeding violence
    go back to your sewerage works otherwise your dependants will go hungry

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  9. Lungu is doing copy+paste from the dictator handbooks of Museveni,Kagame & Magufuli -suppress,arrest,imprison,misuse security organs and if possible assassinate opposition figures.

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  10. PF is decamping themselves even without campaign rallies ..really laughable…its a shame the opposition and their media teams haven’t got a clue how to harness this free publicity , they don’t even have cameras on site and Hakainde himself should be ready to get his hands dirty go and confront these officers sometimes with his camera crew…study how Malcolm X and Luther King dealt with oppressive police.

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  11. Tikki – You are typical of Zambian opposition you are distracted by a troll hence forgetting about the article and the bigger picture …you have swallowed the troll’s bait reducing yourself to its level of profanity to its amusement.

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  12. So what law did he break? My advice to upnd youth is identify these cadres dressed in police uniform and go after them one by one…that’s how we stop this foolishness. Trust me, these are not police officers.

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  13. As they say u live by the sword u die by the sword. ECL’s militarization of ZPS is dangerous. Now Zambia has become a Police State where Citizens can be shot at Willy nilly. Does free,fair and Credible Elections look like this to ECL? ECL has banned Rallies and now Road Shows for Opposition Parties. Those who said 2021 Elections in Zambia are going to be violent,rigged and disputed are being vindicated. The International Election Monitors and Observers are watching. The writing is on the wall.

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  14. Sata would have craved for such publicity I mean blocking his path and firing tear gas at him …he would have even stepped out of the vehicle pretending to wash out his eyes with water to rinse out the tear gas on camera.

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  15. Let’s find the cadres dressed as police and visit them one at a time and this foolishness will stop. What law did hh break?

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  16. What is happening in Zambia is a Recipe for Violent,Rigged and Disputed Elections. These Elections should be managed by ECZ and yet ECZ is no where to be seen. With directives from State House ZPS is now running the 2021 Elections in Zambia. ECL thru ZPS has banned Rallies with Covid-19 being used as lame excuse and Now they have banned Road Shows for no apparent reason. The Opposition Parties are being blocked from Campaigning freely during the Campaign Period. This is not the way free,fair and credible Elections are conducted. We hope International Election Monitors and Observers are watching.

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  17. In the absence of a sellable strategy to knock out votes from PF, HH and UPND are deliberately agitating for violence. Zambia Police Service are focused on protecting people against exposure to convid-19, a job well done. As of now, we are recording more than 1000 cases per day, the arrow pointing up when throughout the world the cases are dropping. Violence, petitions, mudslinging, lies, miss information locally and externally has been UNPD strategy What a bad song.

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  18. I think police officers need to be taught lesson, let them not forget we live in the same community. Very soon every police office will be considered as an enemy of society and democracy. Ba police, that’s why you six months course tamwaka amano. How do you want to kill your own brothers and sister just because you have received instructions? Ba police how could you feel after the incident and you come to learn that your young or sister, uncle or brother was shoot at during the fracus and you are the one who pulled the trigger? Hope one police will lead this, its shameful!

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  19. We all know from the bottom of the our heart that hh is a hypocrite, where is the bullet shot spot on his car ! By the way police have refused hh’s claim on the use of live bullets.

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  20. WHAT A JOKE,IF FOR SURE POLICE WANTED TO KILL HH WHAT STOPPED THEM?HH ISTRYING BY ALL MEANS TO MAKE EDGAR LUNGU BAD PERSON.TELL PEOPLE WHAT HE WILL DO ONCE IN POWER,NOT CREATING STORIES

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  21. #13 @Garlic , and what has been PF’s 7yrs zero strategy to move Zambia ahead ? High Inflation,high debts ,devalued Kwacha and dwindling forex reserves? What a bad song looking at the speck in UPND eyes while ignoring the big bloody blob in your eyes.

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  22. HH is SDA, what did he want from UCZ Church?. Its hypocrisy for one to attend church against your doctrinal belief.

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  23. Why stopping someone from going to church? No wonder police get beaten. They have lost respect now and will have to answer to the people.

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  24. Ha ha ha liars. Pics do not show anything an commotion. Police IG has called it a bluff. One one can dodge a live bullet all the time.

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  25. An assassination attempt was n law abiding Citizen who actually pays tax not to hear leaches of politicians! How can on endanger life when going to Church. Zambia police now has qualified be execution squad of innocent people

    MURDERERS MURDERERS

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  26. Am not PF but this is HH pure theatrical tricks…we’ve heard Politicians surviving fake assassination attempts just to get sympathy votes….remember Munangangwa planted a bomb close to his Podium…..we know the trucks….how do you survive a shooting and quick to make a political statement….thought you’re supposed to be in surgery room recovering from bullet wounds…

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  27. HH trying hard to get sympathy votes….next he will shoot himself in his mouth and accuse PF bandits….Never trust a Politician…they’re good at tricks

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  28. Lungu should be very carefull as to how far he suppresses the Zambian people……..

    Trying to block the will of the people is what leads to civil wars……

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  29. @Buck teeth ,Ati we want change hahaha even when one is looking for a job the company before employing him or her will ask for experience! HH has no idea how the government system functions, Leadership is not for experiment it’s not like pants please…Change for what !

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  30. Kaizer Zulu, have you no shame? I mean even after being exposed of wetting and soiling the bed, you are still here hallucinating? Isoni e buntu, if I were you, I would have since gone underground…kept a low profile !

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  31. Under ECL’s Presidency the Police have been Militarised and are heavily armed to suppress Citizens. Our rights to freely campaign and exercise our freedom to speak have been taken away by the PF Regime. Rallies and Road Shows have banned and Opposition Parties are denied access to ZNBC and State Media. So what kind of free,fair and credible Elections does ECL see under the Circumstances? International Election Monitors and Observers can see for themselves what kind hypocrite ECL is.The writing is on the wall.

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  32. Maikelenga unlike you I am not a coward who is affected by articles written by hallucinating drug addicts in diaspora. I am on the ground and deal with real f.a.c.ts.

    Your tribal leader HH should make a documentary or movie because he must be the luckiest donkey on earth to survive over 10 assassination attempts by police who are trained to not miss. Can he be put in Guinness world records hahahaha

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  33. PF let us campaign and also start posting on social media.Ba UPND are desparate to win.They are posting every minute on social media.

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  34. How many times will you assassinate Hakainde? He is a cat with nine lives. Some “cry wolf” guy headed for sixth loss.

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  35. Maikelenga – That’s a UK based impostor it has no duty of care for that name .. do you really think K-Z would be on LT swearing at every blogger and trolling on LT? The man can not sit down and type an email you think he would be on LT…really laughable.

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  36. HH is desperate and these are some of his tricks….remember last time he did some theatrical tricks at a Radio station on the copperbelt….assasination attempt…my foot

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  37. The headline is sensational. It’s like HH was shot but he survived.
    “A dark day in Zambia’s democracy as UPND President Hakainde Hichilema survives Police shooting”

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  38. The headline is sensational. It makes it look like HH was shot but he survived.
    “A dark day in Zambia’s democracy as UPND President Hakainde Hichilema survives Police shooting”

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  39. Just look on FB how PF is being harranggoed and abandoned by Zambians

    Every other article by PF is about the great HH…….

    they have tried every dirty trick in the book including murder, yet the man still gaining momentum……..

    Yaksoa bolla ………

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  40. Ladies and gentlemen it looks like we are stuck with PF bandits….it turns out HH doesn’t have issue based campaigns…he has started his drama queen games…..like he did when he was charged with treason….he never learns….drama queen games won’t win him elections…and the headline is misleading…LT you can do better than this…and an not PF

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  41. #41  Anonymous 
    June 6, 2021 At 11:00 pm

    You want HH to sit at home ???

    He is allowed to move around no ???

    It is lungus PF police who have a problem

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  42. HH …poor finishing and no wonder he has been losing elections…this is not time for drama queen behavior….and for sure with this kind of behavior he is headed for a 9th loss

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  43. PF is the most useless Party that has attempted to govern this country. They came in with an insatiable appetite to accumulate due to their positions – no real plan to work for the REAL development of the country and consequently improve the livelihoods of most. They borrowed heavily as a means of siphoning wealth through inflated contracts for the so-called ‘infrastructure’, most of which is devoid of any quality. Today, because this ‘gravy train’ is under a realistic threat of being derailed, they have resorted to disgusting desperation in conjunction with their purchased police. This is what starts flames of destruction in countries. Please accept your failures and peacefully allow others to showcase their potential as we go towards the elections in August.

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  44. All HH has to do is exercise his democratic right as a free citizen to travel around zambia with video rolling ……….nothing more.

    And watch the lungu get shown to the world as a brutal thug…….

    How ever caution must be exercised , we all know lungu is capable of cold blooded murder , like when he had 2 innocent Zambians executed by his police in Lusaka…….

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  45. Lungu is in deep kaka as we write…….

    He promised all forigne dignitaries of free and fair elections………and they are watching..

    Only for HH to move around like any free Zambian is causing lungu diarrhoea as he watches in horror the popularity of HH growing………

    Lungu will be forced to use police brutality to stop HH………that is the only way.

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  46. I suspect very much fellow Zambians that the ZPS at work for PF are those prisoners on vacation from the actual prison. Such that if crimes were committed, it will be hard to find the perpetrators since they will have gone back to prison as if nothing had happened. And remember these people have no heart because they already are serving long sentences. PF think they are clever to fool everyone and continue to use fake police force on innocent electorates via intimidation and fear. We know your tactics and you will one day pay for this ECL. This is not normal at all. Zambia is not a Christian nation fyabufi.

    Fellow Zambians, this information is important to take in. You can never let prisoners out just to gain political advantage. The KILLERS are out. Be careful. PF know they are out…

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  47. I like HH as a person…he seems to be a nice guy to talk business with but when it comes to Politics i think am on the west and he’s on the east…and Lusaka Times please this is not time for sensational headlines….no wonder now people hate the media world wide…always trying to pour gasoline on relatively quite incidents…….lets respect Law enforcement officers they do very challenging work….lets not provoke them just for some newspaper headlines….HH WAS NOT SHOT AT…and no one has ever tried to kill…looks like HH has already sensed defeat….and am not PF

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  48. Could someone please advise these useless police officers to stop camouflaging their faces with vi nau masks. They look preposterous. As for HH, he needs to calm down with his outrageous claims. Showing old dents as bullet holes is not just ridiculous but shameful. Who in their right frame of mind would want to do such a thing considering the high volatility the country is in right now?

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  49. It is true that HH is not popular. But to prove it, give him chance to campaign and see what can happen. This chap is not a factor but i have never seen him on ZNBC. I only saw Lungu and Mmembe. Where Mmembe or Sean Tembo, police dont follow to maintain law and order why? Where HH is its police all over yet he is not a factor. Allow the Zambians to make their own decision on whom to vote for. Dont force their eyes and attention on somebody.
    If he is loosing, let him loose in a sharp fair and sharp clear manner.

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  50. TO THOSE OVERZEALOUS COPS AND THE LIKES, THOSE FOUND RESIPONSIBLE FOR DOING WRONG THINGS WILL BE HELD INDIVIDUALS POLITICS CAN BE MISLEADING. WHERE IS CHARLES TAYLOR, MISLOVICH OF SERBIA. AL BASHIR OF SUDAN AND MANY OTHER LEADERS. ITS UNFORTUNATE THAT OUR POLICE OFFICERS HAVE PARTICIPATED UN PEACE KEEPING EFFORTS OR OPERATIONS AND LEANRT MANY THINGS TO WHAT CAUSED CHOAS AND THEY ARE IN THE FOREFRONT CARRYING OUT WRONGFUL ACTIONS. THE THING AND TRUTH IS WHEN RIGHT TIME TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR ACTIONS THEY WILL FISHED OUT ONE BY ONE. ZAMBIA IS A DEMOCRACY AND HH IS A LEADER OF ZAMBIA;S BIG OPPOSITION PARTY AND NEEDS PROTECTON AND RESPECT.

  51. This HH will never stop telling lies,how many times will the police miss getting at him.Mpombo wibilima,ababilima tabaya.Uwa fitala akaimwena says HH.

  52. Old style politics of lying and defiance, PF did not invent corona virus HH must just yield to the instructions. After 12 August we need a better opposition leader.

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  53. That is the only weapon that HH has to cause confusion and win sympathy. but sympathy does not bring votes.

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