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President Hakainde Hichilema is Treading on a Dangerous Path of Lies- Brebner Changala

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Civil Rights Activist Brebner Changala has warned that President Hakainde Hichilema is treading on a dangerous path of lies which will make his downfall and that of his government disastrous.

Commenting on the revelation by the South Africa Broadcast Corporation (SABC), a public broadcaster in South Africa that President Hichilema was in that country for a private visit as a guest speaker at a private function, Changala said that confliction statements from the Presidency and the President himself are worrying and a source of concern among Zambians.

Mr. Changala said that President Hichilema is not handling the media and the public with the correct information as there is too much misinformation surrounding his international trips and the general conduct of the government.

“Firstly, and foremost, the President is not handling the media in a manner they are supposed to do in the spirit they showed when they were just sworn in. There is a lot of misinformation coming from the Presidency and the President himself. And mind you the position that President HH is holding is that of the pinnacle, it is one of the first among equals and everybody’s eyes are focused on him,” Changala said.

Mr. Changala said that the Head of State should at all times thrive at issuing statements that are encored on truth and clarity before the people of Zambia start questioning his integrity.

“So he must endeavor at all times to issue statements that are well encored on clarity and truth because simple things like what has just transpired turn to tarnish his integrity, it turn to delete public confidence and make people believe that our colleague is nothing but a bedrock of lies,” he said.

Mr. Changala said that there was nothing wrong with President Hichilema informing Zambians that he was going to South Africa for a private visit as it was within his rights.

Mr. Changala said it is sad that now the receiving country has denied having invited the President but instead has clarified that it was a private visit as a guest at some private function.

Mr. Changala has since warned President Hichilema and the UPND government that such a conflicting statement coming from the highest office has a cost attached to it.

“So if he went to South Africa on a private visit there was nothing wrong to state it like that, if he went to South Africa on an official working visit there was nothing wrong to state it like that again, but the receiving country has clarified that he went there on a private visit and yet at home, he told the nation that he went there on a working visit, these are conflicting statements, there is a cost when a President starts trading in lies, there is a cost. Public confidence will evaporate and that is the beginning of his downfall and the downfall of his administration,” Changala warned.

“Trading on lies has a cost, people of Zambia will lose trust in him, they will in a very disappointing way, he will have no leg to stand on, he will be isolated.”

34 COMMENTS

  1. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Take heed Bally to the wise counsel coming from a senior and concerned citizen. In Icibemba we say ‘munshebwa aile namafi kubuko.’
    Do not frown at such advice because we want you to succeed in fulfilling your campaign promises.

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  2. To some of us confidence in this mere man eroded in the 90s. See we told you that these guys, the upnd, are a bunch of liars, misinformers and disinformers.
    This mere chief servant in office can’t serve two masters at the same time.
    Talk about abuse of national resources (energy to SA in form of jet fuel, Security, entourage costs) and misapplication of funds in this context, immediately a new dawn to your sense of decency begin to see that there is no justification to attend a book launch on national resources. None whatsoever. Does he think he is CEO to some company?
    Talk about lies, it turns out that it’s his nature. Baal is a liar unfortunately lies sounds better thatn truth but that position doesn’t need a punka like him.

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  3. HH has been been a liar and a crook from Privatization times. People that voted for him did it based on 1. free education up to University, mealie meal at k50, fertilizer at k250, fuel at k5 per liter, the dollar at k5 the list list of lies are endless. Now mealie meal is running towards k250 and the Dollar just turned 18.

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  4. Next time he goes on a private business he should simply board a Mazhando bus or hike on one of those copper trucks. Don’t worry about security since he’s already shown that he doesn’t need it by residing in a private home. Infact he said he doesn’t need police protection.

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  5. One of the biggest indications of bad leadership is dishonesty. One shudders to think that the president is being exposed to be dishonest so early in his reign. One wonders what things will be like by the time he has sat in his seat for a few years. Hopefully these are just teething problems…..
    It is no wonder that the Bible says “cursed is the one who puts his trust in man…”. We should never put our hopes in any human being. The end product is almost always disappointment.

  6. It is often said that virtues just like vices are habits, and that habits are acquired through repeated voluntary human actions. Each time a person tells the truth in a difficult situation, it makes it slightly easier to do so the next time. Over time, through repeated acts of telling the truth, a person acquires the habit of truth telling. The same thing applies to the opposite of virtue – namely, vice. The person who lies and lies again finds that lying is slightly easier and telling the truth more difficult. With HH and the UPND there is a pattern of lies that was established on the campaign trail whilst in the opposition. Because it has cultivated the habit of telling lies overtime, the UPND finds lying is easier and telling the truth more difficult even in government. The UPND has…

  7. One of the biggest indications of bad leadership is dishonesty. One shudders to think that the president is being exposed to be dishonest so early in his reign. One wonders what things will be like by the time he has sat in his seat for a few years. Hopefully these are just teething problems…..
    It is no wonder that the Bible says “cursed is the one who puts his trust in man…”. We should never put our hopes in any human being. The end product is almost always disappointment……

  8. It is often said that virtues just like vices are habits, and that habits are acquired through repeated voluntary human actions. Each time a person tells the truth in a difficult situation, it makes it slightly easier to do so the next time. Over time, through repeated acts of telling the truth, a person acquires the habit of truth telling. The same thing applies to the opposite of virtue – namely, vice. The person who lies and lies again finds that lying is slightly easier and telling the truth more difficult. With HH and the UPND there is a pattern of lies that was established on the campaign trail whilst in the opposition. Because it has cultivated the habit of telling lies overtime, the UPND finds lying is easier and telling the truth more difficult even in government. The UPND has…

  9. A pathological liar…..
    5litre cooking oil…..will be K75.
    I will sell the presidential jet….kikiki
    Will demolish forest 27……boza!
    Fertiliser ikachipa….ehhh??
    Mealie meal…..K35 bufi!!
    Fuel….K5/per liter….ubufi fye.
    Dollar K5/dollar….. Awe sure.
    increase women representation in parliament and cabinet….kikikiki

  10. Probably the book launch was arranged around his visit to SA and not the other way round. So
    1. HH WAS SET TO GO TO MEET RAMAPHOSA
    2. HE WAS SET TO MEET THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INVESTORS
    3. HE SQUEEZED IN THE BOOK LAUNCH INTO HIS PROGRAMME TO GAIN MILEAGE FOR ZAMBIA ( SO WAS NOT PART OF THE EXPENSE )

    SO WHAT IS WRONG
    WHAT IS WRONG ARE THE MEDIA REPS FOR THE GOVERNEMENT WHO ARE NOT EXPLAINING THE WHOLE TRIP AND WHAT ELSE HE WILL DO TO CAPILTALISE ON THE TRIP
    GOVERNMENT MEDIA – PLEASE UP YOUR GAME TO AVOID THESE FOOLISH OPINIONS

  11. WHICH POLITICAN IS NOT A LIAR ? IT GOES WITH THE JOB
    JUST SOME ARE MORE SO THAN OTHERS
    LETS STATE FACTS NOW AND NOT ASSUMPTIONS

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  12. Now this is serious offense and impeachable offense for someone who swore to uphold the constitution…..imagine if it was Edgar Lungu….Zambians it’s about time we get rid of this lying President before he completely auctions Zambia…I told you guys that HH is a demagogue…..Tarino Orange and Spaka like lilo see what your small god is doing

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  13. I don’t blame him…the guy HH7 is just well connected and has too many friends…why did he even get himself to run for presidency when he has a busy schedule in his private capacity??

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  14. Though I have been with Bally through out, this one is a bit difficult to support him. But I know he has learnt a lesson on this one. He is a good guy over all, better than those who cheated us of more money in our pockets for ten years The best advice to Bally, go to the airport, jump on the plane no bwetu bwetu with the media, then it becomes a neutral trip, but don’t talk of working visit and the others say anabwela chabe ku ona banzake ku book launch

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  15. @ 8 Sight……..well connected are you being serious….this guy is just being used by whites…he’s an Uncle Tom….the house Negroee……he’s a big Bandit and he should be removed from office…with your kind of thinking no wonder Zambia is poor

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  16. It is often said that virtues just like vices are habits, and that habits are acquired through repeated voluntary human actions. Each time a person tells the truth in a difficult situation, it makes it slightly easier to do so the next time. Over time, through repeated acts of telling the truth, a person acquires the habit of truth telling. The same thing applies to the opposite of virtue – namely, vice. The person who lies and lies again finds that lying is slightly easier and telling the truth more difficult. With HH and the UPND there is a pattern of lies that was established on the campaign trail whilst in the opposition. Because it has cultivated the habit of telling lies overtime, the UPND finds lying is easier and telling the truth more difficult even in government. The UPND has…

  17. Not all criticism is from haters. Its therefore important to listen and listen very carefully to any criticism. Need for candid communication.

  18. Stop just saying he has messed up…he has committed a crime…theft of public resources and misuse of government resources….Where is John Sangwa and DEC when you need them….this is not a small issue…if it was in the USA he was going to be forced to resign by both Republicans and Democrats….they take such things seriously and no wonder we have good roads,good health system…everything is just in place….saw an accident in Pemba dead bodies being loaded like trash…..and someone is busy stealing government resources…HH is a demagogue and he has proven to be worse than Lungu

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  19. @12 Meme
    Please tell that to blind cult followers and praise singers….I don’t know if you saw images of the Pemba accident….now compare those pictures and again pictures of the HH Presidential motorcade and Airport Tarmac rituals…we spend billions on things that are not even necessary….
    HH is a demagogue President and he should be impeached ASAP

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  20. #11 saulosi i know the kind of fierce critic you are especially when it concerns HH7…what is my thinking got to do bro?? I’m just pointing out the truth

  21. As sure now you understand why the West doesn’t like Paul Kagame…it’s because he has genuinely transformed his peoples lives….I was in Kigali in 2019 and I felt like I was in Amsterdam….it’s has really changed and it’s squeaky clean

  22. I am still waiting for praise singers to defend this one after they ‘ve finished scratching their heads. If they fail to come up with any logic, then they will just tell us that Lungu did worse things than this

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  23. Fatal accident scene no stretchers no body bags… Demagogue HH Presidential motorcade 30 Toyota Hilux double cab costing us$ 110000 each….

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  24. By and large i think this platform presented zambia with an opportunity to find an investor in some economic sectors that requires investment looking at the fact that it was attended by some prominent millionaires…the only problem is that muboys anati kelenka..

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  25. @17 Spectre
    Yes i know cult followers …remember the doomsday cult in Uganda…followers of Sister Credonia Mwerinde and Father Joseph Kibwetere….same with HH’s cult followers….they will never see anything wrong

  26. If a deed has to be covered up with misinformation, then perhaps don’t do it at all. In the rarefied atmosphere of power, it is easy to lose sight of ideals serving the collective. I sincerely hope this is not what happened with this trip.

    The denial of the purpose of the trip by the South African presidency is warning that no one wants to be used or taken for a fool – Zambians are the same. Just don’t do it.

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