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Be more Specific when you Accuse Individuals or Clique of Individuals-Fred Mmembe

Feature Politics Be more Specific when you Accuse Individuals or Clique of Individuals-Fred Mmembe

Socialist Party President Fred M’membe has urged the people in Government to be more specific when they accuse individuals or cliques of individuals.

Writing in a facebook post, Dr M’membe said that those in government are assumed to have all information and wondered why not be direct, name the thieves and arrest them or otherwise exercise restraint.

Dr. M’membe warned if the crime is attached in sensational, lurid, and untruthful fashion, the attack on crime may do more damage to the public mind than the crime itself.

Below is the full post

When those in key government positions accuse individuals or cliques of individuals of thieving there’s a need to be specific or otherwise, restraint must be exercised. They are assumed to have all information. And if so why not be direct and name the thieves, get them arrested and prosecuted?

It is not good to make false accusations against anyone. It is equally not good to make generalised accusations. A false accusation is a claim or allegation of wrongdoing that is untrue and/or otherwise unsupported by facts. False accusations are also known as groundless accusations or unfounded accusations or false allegations or false claims. Being wrongfully accused of criminal offences can lead to serious negative consequences to those wrongfully accused and their families. The psychological consequences of wrongful accusations appear to affect the lives of those accused seriously, even after exoneration.

However, it cannot be denied that there are, in our body politic, economic and social life, many and grave evils. And there’s urgent necessity for the sternest war upon them. There should be relentless exposure of and attack upon every evil man or woman, evil practice whether in politics or business, or in social life. But such attacks are only of use if they are absolutely truthful.

The liar is no whit better than the thief, and if his or her mendacity takes the form of slander, he or she may be worse than most thieves. It puts a premium upon knavery untruthfully to attack an honest man or woman, or even with hysterical exaggeration to assail a bad man or woman with untruth.

An epidemic of indiscriminate assault upon character does not good, but very great harm. The soul of every scoundrel is gladdened whenever an honest man or woman is assailed, or even when a scoundrel is untruthfully assailed.

My plea is, not for immunity to but for the most unsparing exposure of the politician who betrays his trust. There should be a resolute effort every such man or woman out of the position he or she has disgraced. Expose the crime, and hunt down the criminal; but remember that even in the case of crime, if it is attached in sensational, lurid and untruthful fashion, the attack may do more damage to the public mind than the crime itself. It is because I feel that there should be no rest in the endless war against the forces of evil that I ask that the war be conducted with sanity as well as with resolution.

40 COMMENTS

  1. Very True. Always be fact-based than using Emotions. The issue with our Public servants is lack of Ethics. The Police, ACC, DEC and some people in higher office are so unprofessionally. We want the True Dawn than the same Party in a Different Color.

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  2. HH is a one term Makaka Bandit President..he just called all Northerners and Easterners ” clique of thieves”….will see how he will campaign to the same clique of thieves

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  3. Ba Fred as someone who owned a newspaper and had information on almost all the mafioso in zambia, i am surprised you are even talking about this issue.
    Talk of food suppliers, it’s a clique of Northern,province, and mostly it’s air which is supplied.

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  4. He is speaking from the point of a particular group of people or region having been denied the presidency a n number of times. He believes the cliques have cheated and prevented him and others before him from ascending to power. Who are these cliques.? Is it Lungu and Sata to whom he lost the elections and believes were stolen? Not only that , you should also bring in the story of Anderson Mazoka. The UPND strongly believe Mazoka had won that election which was won by a small margin by the late Mwanawasa. So Mwanawasa regime was another clique which denied “others” from ruling. Not only that , you should also how how Mazoka had tried to emerge within MMD but was hounded out by Chiluba. That was another clique that stopped ” others” from ruling Zambia. Going…

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  5. I don’t think Fred is being sincere in his statement. He was very close to the corridors of power under LPM and MCS and that’s the time we began to hear stories about him and the cartel. DBZ has had difficulties to recover their money. KK was shot at Kabwe when he asked about where the proceeds from the sale of Companies where. Recently, ECL wasn’t behaving like he was in charge. MCS lamented that we can’t allow people to export soil and bang! stockpiles of uranium ore disappeared. Mukula is still being harvested despite the ban. Edward Shamwana opposed the liquidation of Aero Zambia and he committed suicide. There are too many scary unanswered questions. There seems to be a hidden hand somewhere

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  6. HH can’t unite Zambia. The man has tribal inferiority complex. Un educated person like him always talking about tribal is so divisive and retrogressive .This is what made most Zambians to doubt him to unite the country. However young people from all tribes united and put in power and he goes again and talk about tribe. People never voted for him bcoz he was not ready. He should thank God that he is the president of this country. He almost divided this country by telling his regions that you’re hated by northers and eastern.

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  7. We are told that the country lost billions during privitisation of public companies. To date no one has been brought before court . It will be good if the president could extended the investigations to the perceived corruption that happened during privitisation so that the cuplrits be brought to book and govt recovers its money

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  8. This president is tribal through and through. The young people voted for him do not have tribal thinking. The click he referred to are the Bemba speakers and easterners. The man spoke from the bottom of his heart. They are busy condemning tribalism of Kambwili and team yet they are made from the same cloth. Wr shall know them by their colours.

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  9. If someone knows that they did not steal anything while in Government no need to take offense. Only the guilty ones will take offense

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  10. Mr Hakainde whenever the question of privatization comes up his answer has been that HIS ROLE WAS THAT OF CONSULTANT. Fair enough but as a consultant are you not expected to advise against the sale of government property and also are you supposed to purchase the same property goverment is selling ( you are the one setting the prices). Is this criminal? That’s up to the legal minds to say. But it’s against the law of morality.

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  11. #11 Matu Kambwili is bafoon and nobody takes him seriously. But the president, surely this is very serious and frightening. I watched a video of MP Buumba Malambo urging a rally calling on WE BA TONGA WE MUST VOTE FOR OUR PRESIDENT.

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  12. Nowdays it looks like people who voted for him were Tongas,lozis and people from North western. If you were director in PF but come from southern province you’ll be spared despite being named in corruptions. It’s a disaster how these people think. They are indeed so tribal and can put this country in serious tribal war despite having so many intermarriages. Don’t they know that bembas are in six provinces(Northern,luapula,cb,muchinga,central and lusaka).Do u expect people from six provinces to have same number with people from one province? Come on let us unite people and stop this tribal war we feared .We need to start thinking of making Zambia great and not this backward thinking of tribes.Whites have continued dividing us in the name of tribes.When we go out for studies we love…

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  13. Contin
    we love each other regardless of which province you come from.I can’t work in govt.This so bad to have such a backward leader who thinks of tribes.

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  14. IT’S A CLICK THAT STOLE SIMPLE. YOU WANTED HIM TO SAY THE CLICK THAT DID NOT PAY TAX. GET OVER YOUR JEALOUSY AND ENVY.

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  15. There are a people who have been throwing TRIBAL aspersions on Southern, Western and North Western Provinces right from the day PF lost elections. We were quite. We are not weak and not afraid to form our own country. Be careful what you wish for your self.

  16. Isn’t it curious that HH’s classmate and friend at UNZA in the name of Valentine Chitalu who later became ZPA Chief Executive gave the job of consultancy on privatization to President Hakainde. Just saying!

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  17. HEHH is right , ……..

    Power and finances have been controlled by a clique of theives based around Lusaka ever since independence………

    That is why we have recycled political prostitutes in politics in zambia because things circulate around this clique of theives……….

    Now HEHH is decentralising power and finances away from the is clique of theives in Lusaka and other main towns , to be moved and given to the people….. ..

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  18. Lusaka will no longer controlled all fingers and power in zambia………..

    Power and financers are being ripped from the clique of theives based around Lusaka……..

    Even MPs from far flang provinces, some never visiting the people who voted for them , congregating around this clique of theives the president is referring to……

    Now finances are being moved from the clasps of this clique of theives……..

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  19. Why hasn’t he himself named the govt people he is talking about? In the first place why has LT decided to publish this? Is it a paid for article? We are not told what this politician is responding to. The man is just attempting to attract attention to himself.

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  20. HH is a hurting man who is filled with hate and lies, no one prevented him or Mazoka to be president of Zambia unless he is talking about the time when we were in one party state with Kaunda in power, but things changed after multiparty democracy came in.
    Every Zambian was free to form a party and win elections if convinced people.
    No one prevented a Tonga politician to win elections, to HH he thinks it is the Bemba who prevented him.

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  21. This guy is lazy he cannot see that he is the problem himself , when he makes up a case when there is nothing at all.
    Zambia all Zambians are free to do any good things for Zambians.
    The problem is in the head of HH, who only think about his Tonga tribe to be everything in Zambia.
    He used tribalism it didn’t work so he felt it was the Bembas were preventing him , and was stark in his (small Tonga world) and {two more provinces} not knowing that the people he hates are the key to his success.

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  22. When HH said a click, he was talking about his most hated people the bembas, that hatred doesn’t match up to what the bembas are, they are more reasonable than what H H think, ( growing up in the village can be a big problem to some people) he just learnt from one character who might had picked up a fight with a guy speaking Bemba, then told him a story how he was beaten by the guy speaking Bemba, and from there he was convinced that all bembas are evil.
    Despite having been at university all those years the story continues to ring in his mind even today it is ringing .

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  23. The supporters of the clique of theives are indeed rattled that power and finances are being decentralised, ………..

    Such that they are now imagining a war or vendetta against a certain tribe………..

    Sorry , you are the minority……..

    The majority of Zambians of all tribes have put their trust in HEHH to fight corruption and jail the theives ………..

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  24. HEHH is here for the next 5 years and maybe more. If anything we are getting back the rule of law. Get used to it!

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  25. Don’t worry the thieves will be named and shamed at an appropriate time, for now there are complex investigations currently going on so for now it is good to generalize so that people can have an idea that there was massive plunder. There is time for everything, did PF ever think that they would be kicked out of power, time came and they were removed overwhelmingly by the Zambian people. So there is time for every thing. Remember there was a time that a toll gate(basic shelter with cheaper fiber booth) cost 4.3 million dollars, that time is gone. There is now orderliness

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  26. Do you see how HH’s careless talk is costing him? @27 is always an avid supporter has realized that something is amiss here..just like millions more have……………

  27. If someone throws a stone into a pack of wild dogs, it’s the one that yelps that got hit. Only those who belong to a clique of thieves, or have such thieving tendencies, complain the most. HH did not say all governments since Independence have been a clique of thieves. He meant in every Party that has ever ruled Zambia, there are some few individuals that want to use their positions for personal gain. PF is a classic example. The 48 houses, , the fire trucks, the millions of Kwachas and thousands recovered from a mansion recently, the mukula trees, etc. Bamumbwe imwe, ba pompwe…you who have taken advantage of Zambia to enrich yourselves and your relatives, don’t pretend like you don’t know what he meant. Tribe has nothing to do with what he said. These insidious individuals can…

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  28. Get the facts right. It is an emotional time for my brothers because they have been saying this from the time of independence that the presidency was grabbed from them. The entire government machinery is in their hands, let them roll up their sleeves and bold decision not being emotional. ARREST THE THIEVES AND STOP MAKING NOISE ABOUT THE THIEVES ISSUES. We are not NAIVE we know there is very strong wind and current of tribalism that happening and let them remember that it took the whole country to win the elections.

  29. It is political rhetoric. It is political propaganda. In politics, rival teams continues to play the Good and the Bad. Without sufficient counterattacks, the public starts to doubt the obvious and to believe the fantastic. After all, the truth only becomes reality when the public recognize it as correct.

  30. @Nshilimubemba PF was in the business of stealing elections like ZANUPF, to an extent of buring HHs ballots in shallow grave in Kalulushi. .
    You might think they are descendants of the Mafia, the industrial scale of corruption, tribalism, nepotism … is really shocking for normal people.

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