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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Police in Chipata try to block UPND campaigns-HH detained for over 2 hours at the airport

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A heavy handed police response met UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his supporters when they arrived in Chipata yesterday for campaigns.

Before Mr.Hichilema’s arrival in Chipata the Police teargassed his supporters. Mr Hichilema and his campaign team were then prevented from leaving the airport.

“We were blocked from entering Chipata and detained at Chipata Airport runway for close to two hours.Prior to our arrival, several People were tear gassed by the Police under instructions from the outgoing PF regime. We are now in Chipata, Eastern Province for various peaceful and developmental programs because that is what we are.Our programmes continue tomorrow.

Kumawa ni kwasu! Bantu basu bafuna chitukuko! Change is coming.
As the Bible says in Romans 8:31; If God be for us, no one can be against us?” Mr.Hichilema said on his facebook page

The UPND leader called on ECZ to intervene in the situation. He wondered why Police harass UPND and leave the PF to campaign freely.

“The police are unnecessarily provoking harmless citizens and disrupting our peaceful campaigns.They only impose these draconian measures on our campaigns leaving PF to campaign freely.In such an environment, how will you as Chief Elections Officer deliver free and fair elections for Zambians to elect leaders of their choice?”,Mr.Hichilema said.

This morning Mr.Hichilema paid a courtesy call on Chipata Diocese Archbishop George Lungu and thanked him for his wise counsel and leadership. Mr Hichilema pledged that when in government this August, UPND would ensure that Zambia’s status as a Christian Nation is demonstrated; not only in our words, but in actions too.

47 COMMENTS

  1. Bushe why does HH cry all the time. I fail to understand who this chap is. He is always complaining and crying

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  2. Did the police not know that its campaign period? Zambia had always been known as a peaceful nation -its a pity how PF politics have changed this. This harassment is unnecessary and tarnishes Zambia’s image.

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  3. CORONA is real, HH is not caring about that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Social distance must be observed as we campaign………………

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  4. If pf are popular and hh is only popular on social media, why bother sending police….in an area that is “pf stronghold” nonetheless? I urge all well meaning Zambians to condemn this act by desperate Lungu…Zambia is bigger than one drunk from chawama!

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  5. Zambians hv been known to punish regimes that under-estimate their intelligence. They’re about to show their displeasure on 12 Aug.

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  6. #5 @ Namwine
    You seem so sure? I really doubt the displeasure will amount to regime change. PF may be using these costly tactics but your UPND doesn’t inspire confidence and the violence you’re engaged in just put people off so you may show popularity which happens every elections time but the reality turns out quiet different. My assessment is still no wind of change.

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  7. @Musa, first tell that to Mr Lungu. He is the one who is the super spreader hiding behind distribution of face masks. HH just also wants to distribute the masks

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  8. Very very very impressive approach by HH to officer Lungu.
    Any Lungu should vote for HH.
    I like Edgar and Haka, but Haka is better.

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  9. Whether you believe or not whether you vote or note for this particular election let us RESOLVE to pray for our country and by the grace of God almighty all shall be well no matter the outcome.

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  10. The incoming presido,

    That lungu police chief is under pressure from statehouse to stop hh , but was very reasonable……

    For sure, how can lungu claim to be popular with these tactics ????

    Also , UPND media team , I told you to start and enhance your video recording………well done.

    More video pleas…….

    video tells a million true stories

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  11. PF, SEE HOW BEST YOU ARE BEING SHAMED TO SEE A LADY IN FULL PF CHITENGE
    WITH A BABY PUSHING THE UPND SYMBLE , SO IT IS WELL AS WE ARE VOTTING FOR HH AND
    UPND ON 12TH AUGUST 2021.

    NOTE THAT I VOTED PF FROM THEIR BEGINIG AND LUNGU EVEN WITH NO VISION

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  12. I’m informed that even Edith Nawakwi has been impressed by the way HH has handled the hostility from the police. Chishimba Kambwili, GBM and Mumbi Phiri and Dr Canisius Banda are simply so ashamed that they hv nowhere to hide their faces.

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  13. When convict lungu campaigns it’s all allowed but opposition can’t.

    That prostitute Esta spokeswoman for the police just said the other day that lungu had full immunity to campaign because he is the head of state and has full immunity. He can do what he likes.

    Only in Zambia dues this happen. If lungu would go on a killing spree he would have immunity due to being head of state.

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  14. HH knows he is losing these elections and now he wants to make it look like any normal and civil encounter with the Police should be a big deal….he just want a reason to explain to his sponsors/funders as to why he lost elections…it’s that simple….Police simply doing their Job on trying to control crowds….and remember we have COVID….but this time HH should just retire

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  15. And by the way…is UPND owned by HH…so it’s either HH or no UPND…am I missing something here….how do field the same candidate for more 20 years???? and he keeps on losing….how????

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  16. @ Henry and @ Anonymous .. what kind of question and thinking is that? You are the reason that the country doesn’t move forward. Supporting abuse of rights and this non.sensical behaviour from the police on orders of the PF regime. You can see and read for yourselves, yet pretend to be unsighted. No one harasses the CK’s and GBMs when they actually stand on platforms and address rallies. Your ECL, Bo Inonge and Luo campaign freely without hindrance. Pathetic you are!

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  17. Just sad to see a Zambian blocked from entering a region within the country. This is terrible. You can allow him in, take him to a briefing room and talk him through how you expect him to conduct himself during his tour. And simply escort him all the way to ensure he is in keeping with agreed measures. Apa twasebana!

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  18. CORONA is real >>>>> YES IT IS SO WHY NOT TELL THE SITTING PRESIDENT
    OR IS HE EXEMPT ?? OR IMMUNE ???
    STOP PICKING ON SILLY POINTS GET USED TO THE IDEA
    PF IS ALL BUT DEAD AND BURIED

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  19. @Anonymous
    Go and join the tr000ll in his Market stall after the election and start planing for 2026

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  20. The WELCOME extended to HH and his entourage was a HUGE ONE though the unprofessional conduct and misjudgement by the Police nearly spoiled the whole WELCOME KUMAWA. The police should moderate and be impartial otherwise some of them will find themselves at variance with the incoming govt. There is no way President Lungu is going to win by a running away margin of 500,000 votes. I doubt this very much. The whole country is shouting for Change from Zambezi to Lundanzi, from Shangombo to Mpulungu, from Chiengi to Chidiza, from Chipata to Kalabo from Ikelenge to Chirundu. Where are the VOTES going to come from. One could tell from the event that the policeare very much under severe pressure from the above

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  21. The cry baby is at it again. The police are only doing their job to protect innocent citizens. For him he only sees opportunities to capitalize for his political gains. Very boring. He will cry when he loses again

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  22. You abide when police give instructions. This clown would be dead had he being in America. Disrespectful kangaroo

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  23. My niggar Lungu is free to campiagn using all kinds of disguises but others are violently stopped ?

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  24. It is sad that this is happening in our country. What is good for the goose must be good for the gander. The law must be applied equally. The police is not doing their job properly. You can see that they are scared to do the right thing.

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  25. Oppression or totalitarian leadership at its worst example. What are they afraid of kanshi. Muzayo cant campaign peacefully sure.

  26. Remember when HH staged that fake attack when he was in one of the Radio studios on the copperbelt…Zambians know his tricks very well..you could see it all staged with his Cameraman in tow….You can see how professional and civil the way Police approached him but like always trying to make a scene and make it look really bad……just like in Lundazi…get a few UPND supporters and dress them in PF regalia and claim you’re being blocked/attacked etc….we know all Political campaign gymnastics…..HH thinks he is smart

  27. It’s about time that senior police officers in their areas are also made to account for their actions. The excuse about acting under orders should not be tolerated any more. Their loyalty should be towards the constitution and not to an individual or party. Such impartial officers should be prosecuted by the incoming government instead of merely retiring them.

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  28. Very embarrassing this Police of ours, very unprofessional and childish too, the super spreader is Edgar and out of ignorance somebody says we cant regulate a President, the chap is a candidate like all the others, so why should he have a field day, very sickening

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  29. Just a manifestation of the caderrisation of the Police. A Zambian should get permit to go any place of Zambia, what Labbish is this

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  30. When Edgar Lungu said Zambians have lost confidence in the Police, most people thought it was a joke, look at how they embarrassed themselves yesterday in Chipata, these Police officers, very sad. And a former cabinet minister is still giving instructions to the Police

  31. The problem with HH he thinks he is running against the Police on August 12th…No bwana Hakainde your opponent is Edward chagwa lungu

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  32. The whole country is experiencing the effects of Hurricane Change. People are Hungry and Angry for Change. Most Voters will vote 4 HH and UPND Alliance for Peace,Stability and Progress. HH and UPND Alliance represents that Change and Hope. Another 5 years with ECL and PF in Power is suicidal for Zambians.

  33. I am confused. Was the oval head aiming to hold a rally in Covid-19 topping Eastern Province of Zambia?
    This chap is on weed ka?

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  34. We have tried to isolate convid-19 but HH. HHHHHHH, two weeks more to go show leadership. We thank ECL for showing leadership in the fight against CONVID-19. My vote is coming.

  35. Anonymous I wouldn’t have said it better. The boy hh will crry again. I don’t lose elections that I strategise.

  36. With such violations of the Electoral Act these Elections will be declared not free and fair. An illegitimate ECL Govt will be Sanctioned by the International Community. The writing is on the wall.

  37. Was that an airport? Come on! Let us be serious as a country. No wonder Eastern Province has gone red! Ifyabupuba

  38. You know things are terribly wrong when the Police cannot explain their actions or even enforce the Law. God have mercy on our young country. Anyway, our voters cards are ready and we will vote.

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