Thursday, July 18, 2024

President Hichilema accused of establishing torture chambers to torment his political enemies

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Opposition Patriotic Front (PF) Chama South Constituency Member of Parliament Davison Mung’andu has accused President Hakainde Hichilema of establishing torture chambers in some parts of the country to torment political enemies.

Mr. Mung’andu, the Patriotic Front Muchinga Provincial Chairman, said he has information that former President Edgar Lungu’s barber Shabby Chilekwa who has been detained by police was being tortured.

Mr. Mung’andu was speaking to journalists in Lusaka on Thursday as members of the Patriotic Front went to offer solidarity to Mr. Lungu following the recent arrest of his Aide De Camp Chisanga Chanda and barber Chilekwa.

“I think as the party in Muchinga, we have been taken a bit aback by the New Dawn Government, particularly by President Hakainde Hichilema. Zambians can be reminded that President Hakainde Hichilema has always preached and advised the security wings not to arrest anyone or detain anyone without first investigating that person but what we are seeing is actually a 360 degrees u-turn of his promises, the arrest of Mr. Chanda without being investigated. The arrest of Mr. Chilekwa who is, we believe, is still in detention without being investigated and we have been reliably informed that he is being tortured,” he said.

“President Hakainde Hichilema is establishing torture chambers in some areas of this country which we in the Patriotic Front in Muchinga will not accept. We want to remind him that indeed as our former president has mentioned we went as a new generation to see our (former) leaders being respected the way former leaders in Europe are being respected. I will give an example; you heard the issues that were surrounding the former Prime Minister of Britain Tony Blair. Where did it go? You heard about issues to have to do with Donald Trump in the USA . Where has it gone? So even us we want to appeal to him,” Mr. Mung’andu said.

PF acting President Given Lubinda, PF Parliamentary Whip Stephen Kampyongo, PF MCC in charge of information and publicity Raphael Nakacinda and former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo were among those who visited the former head of state.

“Even in retirement, you can never be a leader without people around you. I am glad that I have the support of my colleagues from the party in these turbulent times that we are going through. Obviously statements have been made, but I am not in a position to talk too much today, but we will allow matters to settle. As you know my ADC was picked on matters of sub-judice, my barber Shabby Chilekwa has been picked for reasons yet to be known, suffice to say all is well that ends well,” Mr. Lungu said at his home.

Former President Edgar Lungu
Former President Edgar Lungu

Meanwhile, Mr. Lusambo said the arrest of the ADC is tantamount to endangering the security of the former head of state.

“It was very unnecessary for the police to act in the manner in which they acted. I want to challenge the police that they do not belong to the UPND. The police belong to the Republic of Zambia,” he said.

Luapula’s PF Mambilima Member of Parliament Jean Chisenga opposed the arresting of Mr. Lungu’s ADC and barber.

“I would like to emphasize only one point. Ladies and gentlemen when people have failed they don’t need to come up with an excuse. To be honest the leadership of His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema has failed. By now we could have been seeing results but what is he doing now? People are being persecuted, people are being pushed left right and center. That is not what we want, that’s not what the people voted for. We want to see development so I urge the people of Zambia to reconsider their thoughts. They are going to see what’s happening and what is happening. They will see actually what is of today and what was of yesterday and they will recognize genuinely the Patriotic Front really cared for the people of Zambia,” Ms Chisenga said.

“It is really just wasting time to actually just persecute just go for this one that one. I think it is not necessary. I speak for the people of Zambia and I speak for the youth that this is not necessary. It is not necessary and this should not go on because as I speak going for the ADC of our former head of state is really a very serious issue because he is not being protected right now. So is it really the ADC that they want or is it the former head of state. These are the issues that we should be talking about so honestly I ask the people of Zambia to gather their thoughts back and just look back where we are coming from,” she said.

Former President Edgar Lungu
Former President Edgar Lungu

And the former President Dr Lungu was appreciative to have received a visit from Members of the PF.

“Even in retirement, You can never be a leader without people around you. I am glad that I have the support of my colleagues from the party in these turbulent times that we are going through,” he said.

“Obviously statements have been made, but I am not in a position to talk too much today, but we will allow matters to settle. As you know my ADC was picked on matters of sub-judice, My barber Shabby Chilekwa has been picked for reasons yet to be known, Suffice to say all is well that ends well,” he stated.

38 COMMENTS

  1. Kampyongo was abit mature, then came that sh!t of a MP.
    That Davison is some peace of trash, a typical PF cadres. What an idyot.
    Lungu couldn’t stand that embarrassment, he walked out.

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  2. At least the so called torture chambers are now only confined to a clique of thieves. When PF was in govt the country was in a torture chamber with cadres being the masters of torture

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  3. Hehehehe…….Edgar Lungu says “turbulent times that the PF members are going through”. Loleleni bane, tamulati. Wait till the courts starts sending to prison and government starts repossessing your ill-gotten wealth

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  4. To the law enforcement agencies: Do not relent to pursue these PF criminals. We used to warn them that this power you are so obsessed with won’t last forever. Their chickens have come home to roost. Faka pressure, faka pressure police, ACC and DEC so that today’s serving leaders learn something. Leaders are there in offices to serve their people, not to torture them. The PF used to torture us.

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  5. ALARMING THE NATION. WE ARE ORDERING THE POLICE TO ARREST HIM IMMEDIATELY!!! PF would shout at anyone who said something like this during their days when they were drunk with power. Now…this is just the beginning, there is no free lunch.

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  6. “Meanwhile, Mr. Lusambo said the arrest of the ADC is tantamount to endangering the security of the former head of state”.
    Now what happens if he is suspected of criminality?

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  7. My advice to you is to brace for more hard times ahead. This is exactly what used to happen under your leadership. We told you that HH doesn’t forgive but you never wanted to listen. We sympathize with you because we don’t like injustice. We haven’t forgotten how ECL promised to lock up Bally after winning the 2021 elections and he was being cheered by his jerabos. Under Kampyongo the Police would arrest priests holding a discussion at a private home or PF cadres would disrupt a church service because it was being attended by members of the opposition. Now that you’re on the receiving end you have had a glimpse of what many Zambians used to go through everyday. Mukose. My advice to the UPND is to moderate their actions because they’re likely to go through the same when they also…

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  8. Releasing and pardoning that criminal hh for treason was big mistake..should have let him rot in there. Good morning family

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  9. For a moment, just think about how that young man was brutally murdered in the name of politics. Lawrence had a family and friends. Any empathetic thoughts towards them?

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  10. It is troublesome to see the previous administration like this. Where is the former Attorney general, and why is the New Dawn administration not going after him?

    GRZ What happened to the constitution?

    No one is above the law because we have GRZ and GRZ is the constitution.

    “No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it”.-
    Theodore Roosevelt the 32nd president?

  11. Why are you sidelining those who can take this part forward? It is not the hard times sir, look at how fat those surrounding you are looking? This is a lesson to those in government now, when you are given a privilege to rule don’t feel like you are more Zambian than others. A day of reckoning is coming.

  12. Let the bereaved mourn and wail, do not prevent them to express their bitterness and grief. More arrests to come, agony to continue

  13. PF are finishing themselves. They are so childish to an extend of being F.ools. Correct your mistakes and be true oppositions than just crying. Wow Former President Lungu has finished so Quickly??? Why. He has the money.

  14. When you see the PF squirming like this……

    Just know that barber is an important asset to lungu and his gang……………..

  15. Luapula’s PF Mambilima Member of Parliament Jean Chisenga opposed the arresting of Mr. Lungu’s ADC and barber.“I would like to emphasize only one point. Ladies and gentlemen when people have failed they don’t need to come up with an excuse. To be honest the leadership of His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema has failed. By now we could have been seeing results but what is he doing now? People are being persecuted, people are being pushed left right and center. That is not what we want, that’s not what the people voted for. We want to see development so I urge the people of Zambia to reconsider their thoughts. IF EVER ZAMBIANS RECONSIDER THERE THOUGHTS THEY WONT BRING BACK PF…

  16. J CHISENGA, HOW CAN YOU SEE DEVELOPMENT WHEN YOUR PF GOVT LEFT A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT OF 13 BILLION DOLLARS? MAY BE HH SHOULD TELL THE BOND HOLDERS AND ALL FOREIGN DEBTORS TO PURSUE PF OFFICIALS TO PAY THEM BACK MONEY OWED TO THEM. AND NOT TO DEMAND IT FROM THE UPND GOVT. THEN THE UPND GOVT CAN HAVE A BREATHING SPACE TO CHANNEL MORE MONEY TO DEVELOPMENT OF BUILD SCHOOLS,HOSPITALS, ROADS, BRIDGES ETC

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  17. Please fellow Zambian. do not let the former gorvement to have words against our president. Remember it was last year we got second independent from our fellow Zambian.. They use to treaty us like animals only them where human been. (Umuntu nilungu) it was not Fair. Let our president do his duty with his additional wisdom obtain from GOD it is just a beginning wait guyze.

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  18. WHY DID ECL get to leave in the middle of proclaimations from some of his MPs?
    He understood, they talking RUBBISH, but was decent enough to leave and go back and hide behind walls. He could have tamed those MPs, instead run away like a coward.

  19. We need torture chambers for all the PF thieves who stole our money… everything they own were proceeds of a crime..

  20. PF MUST GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND REPEAT ARITHMETIC, 360 DEGREES TURN AROUND MEANS THERE IS NO CHANGE OF DIRECTION! IF HH HAS TURN 360 DEGREES THEN HE HAS NOT CHANGED! THAT IS WHY PF LOST POWER BECAUSE VERY FEW MEMBERS MADE ANY REAL EFFORT TO ENDEAR THE PF TO THE PEOPLE. THEY VOTING FOR PF BY TE PEOPLE WOULD BE AUTOMATIC.

  21. In every abuse of power, lays a red line. I don’t see the rule of law in the acts of the upnd. I see evil, I see insecurity, I see anarchy, I see division in the camp, I see blackmail in the camp. I see discontent. I see betrayal. I see opposition in there.
    You get a feeling that they were not ready to govern. Now that they have it all, they don’t know what to do with it. You get a feeling that they were prepared to dispute election results, but it went into their favor. You get a feeling he has no control of the evil brewing in the camp. But a red line will be crossed and hell will break loose. The jostling is all internal. The evil is all internal.

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  22. Black lives matter!
    Bemba lives matter!
    Zambian lives matter!
    We’re stereotyped as Bembas.
    It’s now gone to torture; next it will be shooting on target.
    Are we safe in the hands of Haamonga and Kajoba.
    CK was write. We will be annihilated.
    Chilekwa and Chanda are paying for being bembas. If hh wants ECL, why not target him directly.
    Nevertheless, I happy to see my hero one ECL next only to KK. What humble words from Zambia’s best.
    My president, it’s you they target, but they have nothing on you just sheer hate. H² with his minions hates you with pathological passion.

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  23. Really laughable ..how the tables have turned, you should have created a professional Police force in 10 years but all you did is place cadres in there and appoint stooges as Judges. Look at you now the whole President crying for his barber without looking at why he is in there. ..no wonder your hair looks a mess LAZY LUNGU.

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  24. This Thorn in the A$$ – stop barking nonsense ..what black lives matter…its had to sympathise you small morons like you who bleeded this nation dry..the whole former President using govt staff as his personal bouncers. Since when have you heard a former President be so close to a barber just shows you what this lazy bone Eager was doing every week while the economy was on its knees.

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  25. That is besides the point. The point is people were murdered during the reign of PF and we want to know who did it and present them before the courts of law. Let’s not distract from the main issue please. People DIED! Ati “We don’t know why he was picked” … mxxxxm! A mambala.

  26. My advice to you all UPND zealots who don’t sound Zambian, just like the PF made mistakes, be careful what you wish for and by God, lets hope and pray the PF don’t rebound back because mukemba ne fimbusu mu mayanda as my name. Where the hell has this hatred for fellow Zambians come from in the name of politics? Wina azalila come 2026. You don’t arrest and persecute innocent people just because you have the power. Leave the former president alone and everyone close to him. If you have any evidence of his wrong doing, then arrest his wife who knows almost everything about him. You are failing to fulfill your promises and instead going against all your promises. You are going to start a war you will not stop.

  27. Jay jay see it your nigga way, mf.
    I see it my own way.
    Stfu if you cant formulate your own comments.
    Bemba lives matter. Black lives matter.
    Why are you supporting torture my nigga.

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