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State House has no hand in the Arrest of people who were in the Previous Government

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State House has refuted allegations, suggesting that it orchestrated the recent arrests of people, that served in the previous government.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Anthony Bwalya, says President Hakainde Hichilema has made it clear that law enforcement agencies will operate independently and without interference from the government.

Mr. Bwalya said the new administration has since allowed the law enforcement agencies to carry out their duties professionally.

“State House has no hand in the arrests,” Mr Bwalya said during a press briefing today.

He said government will however support the law enforcement agencies to fulfil the constitutional obligations.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bwalya has explained that the 2022 national budget will not add to the accumulation of the debt which Zambia is grappling with.

He revealed that increased allocations of funds to various sectors of the economy, will not trigger an accumulation of more borrowing.

Mr Bwalya told journalists at State House today that the 2022 national budget was a responsible and fully costed budget which will, in the contrary, help reduce the debt.

He reiterated that the government was, through the budget, planting a seed that will yield positive economic results.

He described the 2022 national budget as transformative and one which will trigger remarkable economic development.

On President Hakainde Hichilema’s recent trip to Scotland where he attended the COP26 summit, Mr Bwalya said the move shows Zambia’s resolve to fight climate change.

He noted that Zambia, like many countries around the world, should take responsibility by finding measures that will mitigate the effects of climate change.

Zambia has since signed the COP26 Leaders’ pledge to end deforestation by 2030.

And President Hichilema has assured eurobond holders that government was committed to honour its debt obligations.

Mr Bwalya said the President made assurance during his meeting with eurobond holders in London this week.

He further explained that government will put a stop to reckless borrowing, saying any borrowing which the government is considering is meant to refine the current debt stock, as well as avoid a crisis that might arise if nothing is done.

47 COMMENTS

    • Yes, you can borrow to pay debt. Borrow at favorable conditions such as at 20%-30% interest, invest the money and make some profit that will help keep you going and negotiate to pay the due interest at a long period in order that you accumulate enough capital of your own and to be able to then pay off all your lawn and be somehow independent.

  1. Zambian people knows upnd government is there to revenge and nothing else.

    HH is a bitter taste especially for Bembas. If you analyse carefully all Bembas who have been fired have been replaced by Tongas.

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  2. Iwe Walya that’s what Amos Chanda used to tell us STATE HOUSE HAS NO HAND…
    What about Faith Musonda, who ordered her release?

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  3. How come the arrests of Chitotela and Chilangwa came a day after it was reported that HH had given instructions that they duo be arrested? Mere coincidence? We shall see how far your little god in state house will go.

  4. Ubufi ubwafita fititi. The ACC falls under state house whether in HH’s tie, Lungu’s time or Mwanawasa’s time. Our constitution is weak. All our laws can be manipulated. Zambia needs strong citizens like John Sangwa.

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  5. Zambia Police and Zambian courts have become independent and professional law enforcement outfits unlike the PF years .Hahahaha.

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  6. Arrest all the criminals whether you have a hand in it or not. All the fools that stole our money regardless of which tribe should be put behind bars. Arresting these pombwes is the right thing to do. Dont apologies , we all 100% support this move. Make it even faster by pushing the police to hunt down the scumbags!! Add to the list chief tribalist CK!

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  7. Edgar Lungu was a tribalist who only employed mostly Bembas & Easterners, so yes, these are the people who looted government money so yes again it means only Bembas & easterner will be arrested.

    Stop being cry babes to allege tribal revenge, you stole , you are thieves .

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  8. Why should people who committed crimes during PF rule be spared
    investigations ?????

    Many UPND supporters done time like mwaliteta…………

    If you are innocent you will be cleared,……..

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  9. As if they would own up to their evil deeds. These are highly experienced liars who lied throughout their campaigns. Now Zambian are expecting heaven on earth, which will never happen. New dawn? Amafi yekayeka

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  10. I have tried to find out why the bemba people are always found almost every where in the events of Zambia , including in politics, even at the national football team, and in other different activities in Zambia you may name them as you want.
    I came came to conclude that with all the population of Zambia as of today 19,071,247.
    The bembas make up a population of 6,865,649 these are the true statistics as of today.
    This means they are the 36 percent of the Zambian population , meaning that they are the majority tribe now I don’t know why some people are so worried about them but they are here to stay just like any other tribe in this country and they are more accommodating as compared to some tribes in the same country .
    They vote for any one they see fit to rule and…

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  11. Truth be told @ Nshilimubemba. We are actually very tolerant and accommodating. But please, don’t nobody take us for granted.

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  12. Borrowing to clear debt….so UPND had no clear mandate….it’s just a continuation and change of color from green to red….Zambians thought UPND and baby President had better solutions….be careful i think ALEBWELELAPO….just like Trump is about to bounce back because of Joe Biden and the Democrats lies….

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  13. Henry – Why do you sound worried? Tell your friends that they have nothing to fear if they didnt steal from the Zambian people

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  14. @Nshilimubemba, I belong to a minority tribe, but you are right; the Bembas make up 36% of the population. Strangely, some people want to gloss over this reality which can easily be confirmed at the ZamStats Offices in Lusaka. The worrying part is that this anti-Bemba attitude is very risky because attempts to suppress such a large group has the potential of destabilizing the country.

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  15. I see hh finger prints all over these arrests. I see him with spiritual eyes. I started seeing hh’s footprints the time he appointed his cousin Silumesi to the ACC. I smell hh’s scent in these arrests when he keeps bragging that the fight against corruption is on. I hear hh’s silent voices in these arrest as the drunken ACC officers disregard the rule of law by targeting people in a tribally biased mode. This bwalya thinks he is speaking to juveniles. ACC is now hh.
    What does a fight against corruption look like anyway? Under his tongue and his pocket, will this rant about hh’s fight against corruption yield any tangible result? The delusional club has fallen.

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  16. NSHILIMUBEMBA SHOULD GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND BE TAUGHT AGAIN ABOUT THE TRIBES IN ZAMBIA. HE SHOULD ALSO BE EDUCATED ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRIBE AND LANGUAGE . IT IS CORRECT TO SAY , ‘BEMBER IS THE MOST PUPULAR SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN Zambia . WE ALL KNOW THAT IN NORTHERN AND MUCHINGA ABABEMENKONKO (REAL BEMBAS ARE NOT AS MANY AS OTHER TRIBES. OTHE TRIBES INCUDING BISA, IN MPIKA, MAMBWE AND LUNGU ( IN BALA, SENGA HILL AND MPULUNGU) , TABWA (IN MPOROKOSO , NSAMA AND KAPUTA} WERE POLITICALLY COMPELLED TO LEARN BEMBA IN SCHOOLS. NOTEALSO THAT ALL THE NAMWANGAS, NYIKAS, LAMBYA AND TUMBUKA OF ISOKA, NAKONDE AND MIYOMBE WERE EQUALLY POLTICALLCOMPELLED TO LEARN BEMBA INSCHOOL . IN ADDITION, ALL TRBES IN LUAPULA ,COPERBELT AND ALMOST ALL TRBES IN CENTRAL PROVINCE WERE EQUALLY. HAVI PEOPLE…

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  17. @3- Henry: why would you always refer to Tribes, if people did nothing wrong why would they be worried? Let’s stop the labeling of one another, we are ONE ZAMBIA, ONE NATION, and ONE PEOPLE. Only if we can find good in one another? We will achieve more as a nation. Lungu and his PF government divided Zambians, They used the Divide and conquer: Confuse and Steal from them. I am not Tonga but the Man means good for Zambia. CREDIT TO HH SO FAR.

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  18. WELL SAID PRINCE . ONLY CONFUSED CAHACTERS LIKE KAIZER ZULU, CHISHIMBA KAMBWIILI AND SHILIMUBEMBA ARE STILL TRIBALISTIC . NO T RIBE IS BETTER THANTHE OTHER. YOU CAN SEE STYLE OF HH. HE CONSIDERS EVERYONE EQUALLY IMPORTANT AND HIS PURSUI4 FOR JUSTICE AND FREEDOM TO ALL SERVES AS A VIDUAL AID TO TEACH THE PF AND MAK2 THEM REALISE BRUTALITY AND GRSS MISTAKES. LUNGU HAS ALREADY CONFESSD

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  19. Not all Bemba speaking are Bembas, LT did feature an article few years ago where Paramount Chief Chitimukulu alluded to this stating that a significant number of Bemba speaking people settled along the CB are in fact naturalised Zambians descendants of migrants who came from across the region to work in the mines. Let the law visit those who looted and vandalised public resources without playing tribal card.

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  20. Borrowing to clear debt? Yes, that’s what happens when you bankrupt the country. Your PF defaulted on loans because there was no money to pay back the nkongole. Now the new government has to refinance the loans. Simply put they have to get new loans on long-term repayment basis and pay the people Lungu and his PF borrowed money from. The lender of last resort in this case is the IMF. Zambia will not even touch the money. It will be paid straight to the creditors. But at least the IMF will give you a 20 to 30 year repayment period. The problem with most Zambians is that you are economic illiterates prune to sloganeering, tribalism and cheap political takes.

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  21. Those who stole should be prosecuted. Simples. This is not about tribe and manufactured percentages. There’s never been an ethnicity census in Zambia. Whatever tribe you are, you will be prosecuted for your corruption and thieving. If you’re Tonga, Lozi , Bemba, Chewa, so be it.

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  22. I’m Tumbuka ,a very proud one at that and am glad i never had to learn IchiBemba but i proudly speak Swahili.

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  23. Awe.
    I would like to explain the tribe and what it means according to my definition, I mean that if you can speak your mother tongue in certain places and people in that place just communicate with you in their mother tongue then you are the same tribe.
    I give an example here in the UK we have England as country and people speak English, however it is not the same English in each county or regions spoken ., the English they speak in London is different with English spoken Manchester, and the same English spoken in liver pool is not the same spoken birmgham or black pool, but they are all English people and understand each other ,so they are just one tribe.

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  24. EXACTLY, ALL THIEVES SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED . IF TEN NGONIS WERE ACTING TOGETHER WHILST THIEVING 4HEY SHOULD BE ALL ARRESTED WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE TRIBE FACTORS. AFTER TRIBE IS BAICALLY IIS A GOOD TERM FOR THE GROUP OF MONKEY. AND TODAY ALL THIEVES IN ZAMBIA ARE ALSO ROOTED IN TRIBALISM , THANKS TO HH FOR ABOLISHING CADRERISM FOR MADE SOME PEOPLE BEHAVE LIKE GROUPS OF MONKEYS AS S9ECIAL TRIIBES OF MONKEYS FOUND IN THE CONGO OR ITURI FORESTS

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  25. Awe.
    now coming back to Zambia concerning the bemba people, the people in chinsali can communicate in their mother tongue with those in luapula and those in mporokoso in their mother languages.
    Kampyongo from Chinsali , Chitotela from kawambwa, Mutati from Mporokoso, Nkandu from serenje Kalumba from mansa no problem they speak to each other in their mother tongue that makes them to be one including Chomba from mpika Mwila from Kanona they are one tribe , Chansa from kaputa or Nsama from all are the same .
    I mean the people have more territory than the rest of the Zambian population including the lamba people who speak the same bemba can also communicate in their mother tongue and understand each other that is what is called a tribe to say the least…

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  26. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    This “nshilimubemba” thing is an ignorant PF sponsored tweet here to spew tribalism nonsense. PF used a tribal card leading up to the elections, it did not work and now they are regrouping using the same failed tribal strategy. Got to show their low IQ being to the of 50.
    You give an example of English language but you fail lamentably and actually that debunked your n0nsense. English is the most spoken language in the world but not every English speaker is of English tribe from England. Americans; Zambians; Nigerians; etc all speak English but they are not of English descent. I can’t believe we are even talking about this s!lliness

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  27. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Swahili is the most spoken language in East Africa but not every speaker is of Swahili tribe. So yes Bemba may be widely spoken across the Copperbelt; Luapula; Muchinga and Northern but not every speaker is of Bemba tribe. So please stfu and sit down!

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  28. EXACTLY, ALL THIEVES SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED . IF TEN NGONIS WERE ACTING TOGETHER WHILST THIEVING 4HEY SHOULD BE ALL ARRESTED WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE TRIBE FACTORS. AFTER TRIBE IS BAICALLY IIS A GOOD TERM FOR THE GROUP OF MONKEY. AND TODAY ALL THIEVES IN ZAMBIA ARE ALSO ROOTED IN TRIBALISM , THANKS TO HH FOR ABOLISHING CADRERISM FOR MADE SOME PEOPLE BEHAVE LIKE GROUPS OF MONKEYS AS S9ECIAL TRIIBES OF MONKEYS FOUND IN THE CONGO OR ITURI FORESTS

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  29. Awe .
    I didn’t mean to be impolite to anyone on this research as is our Zambian scenario, but I would encourage is that we treat each other with respect and tolerance and love rather than arrogance and hatred and ant-one tribe as it is not profitable to our beloved Zambian nation.
    As much I would promote every Zambian that they are given chance to rule this nation when their time comes for them to ascend and everyone in the nation to support them from every province if they are fit for the presidential position.
    There is no tribe that is superior to any of the Zambian groupings.

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  30. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    As for the topic at hand, State House may be denying being involved in these arrests but they are indirectly involved because these law enforcement agencies are trying to please their bosses at State House. Knowing how political instruments they were used for a long time, I don’t expect them to change overnight and become professional suddenly. Plus remember they are operating under the Office of the President so yes you have a “hand” (you may not have given direct orders but they are acting to make you happy). Again send them for refresher training. Bring in Scotland Yard and FBI coaches to train these guys.

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  31. Sounds like one, exonerating oneself from any blame here! Are we to understand that there is a separate rogue leadership with a different agenda? I think, as a leader, you should set down terms of conduct, or your employees will set them for you! It’s the sort of detached unaccountable leadership – that cost the previous government heavily. Leadership should know what’s ‘going’ – on the ground!

    #plant a tree now!

  32. The only hand HEHH has in these arrests is him, like the majority of Zambians, wanting theives arrested………

    The president had given ACC , DEC, Police freedom to investigate everyone suspected of criminality …………and that is what is happening

    Why is that a problem kanshi ????

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  33. Yes now. If Bembas are 36% of the total population, it follows without saying they will be the most appointed in any government and will be expected to undertake the most decisions in their line of duty. Therefore, it must not surprise anybody if they will be the most arrested.
    What they need is simply to be honest in their line of duty and boooom!!!!! They are cleared of any wrong doing.
    Whoever understood probability in school will easily comprehend what am talking about.

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  34. The notion that all Bembas are thieves is older than Zambia…it was there in the Colonial days. During that time all youths who committed crime were sent to Katombora reformatory prison Livingstone. The copperbelt topped the list and unfortunately all the youths from the copperbelt spoke Bemba so everyone thought all Bembas were thieves. Unfortunately many of these were either Lozi or Tonga. Our neighbors son Songiso Soloiso who was a habitual deliquent was among those who attended this prison and unfortunately because he spoke fluent Bemba everyone in Livingston concluded that we were all thieves.

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  35. @awe (18) and other like-minded bloggers:

    This is the same dangerous UPND attitude we are warning you about. A very large number of the groups you are trying to split from the so-called Aba Bemba Nkonko group, in your divide-and-rule tactics, regard themselves as Bemba. They are more like the Bantu Botatwe group. You touch one by mistakenly thinking there is no solidarity among them, you touch all. Be careful with your own propaganda. You will ignite a fire you can’t put out.

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  36. Here is the situation I am referring to.

    The other day I booked a taxi in one of the townships. The taxi driver engaged me in a conversation on the arrests of Chitotela, Chilangwa, Chanda, and others which he considered tribal. He appeared very angry and agitated. It turned out that he was a Nyika from Mafinga. I asked him why he considered the arrests tribal when he was not Bemba. His response: Ba Mudala aba Bemba naifwe twikala muchalo chimo. Nomba aba abantu ngaba pwisha aba Bemba ngaifwe fwe banono tukapusuka ku Northern naku Muchinga.

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  37. But h² is not bemba.
    Thievery is in the mind not tribe.
    Is IMF and World Bank bemba?
    Is RB Bemba?
    Is Mazoka and his story of DRC bound train bemba?
    Are all thievery jailed crooks bemba?
    Is forgery Gary Nkobo bemba?
    That Lawyer and policeman who recently stole from a searching operation and parted away with USD$8000, are they bemba?
    The vote thievery in the just ended August 12 election, are they bemba?
    Is Imakando bemba? The list is endless.
    Adamson Mushala wasn’t bemba too.

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  38. Arrest all the thieves who stole , people of Zambia want justice. Justice knows no tribe…..arrest them the perpetrators asap.

  39. @ Nshilimubemba a sponsored PF tribalist trying by all means to make people hate the New Dawn government. Don’t blame someone because of tribe. A thief is a thief and they must face the law irrespective of tribe. Irespective of what was said, that backlash goes to show who the real tribalist is. No wonder PF was kicked out and it shall never rise again as long as it continue keeping these characters.

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