Saturday, June 22, 2024

President Hakainde Hichilema is abusing his authority to steal from Zambians-Sean Tembo

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Controversial Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) President Sean E Tembo has charged that when given a chance to serve the nation President Hakainde Hichilema takes advantage to steal from the Zambian people in order to enrich himself.

Featuring on Radio Phoenix’s Let the People Talk Show on Friday morning, Mr. Tembo, who was recently detained by police close to a week for allegedly defaming President Hichilema, said the Head of State abuses his authority to steal from Zambians.

He said being prone to abusing his authority is the key reason President Hichilema has refused to declare his assets publicly after assuming office as 7th Republican President.

Mr. Tembo said President Hichilema took advantage when chairing the privatization committee in the 1990s to sale Intercontinental Hotel in Livingstone to the company in which he served as one of the directors at a cheaper price.

He said even now President Hichilema is stealing from Zambians by offering foreign mining companies tax holidays.

Mr. Tembo alleged that the Republican President was a shrewd and sophisticated character.

“If Hakainde Hichilema abused Zambia during privatization for his own personal benefit to the effect that at the end of the process the Zambian people were poorer and Hakainde was richer then how much more abuse is Hakainde Hichilema as President likely to engage in now with the huge powers that he has and sophistication that he has gained over the years. I will give you one example of how Hichilema abused his role in the privatization; this is well documented in the public domain, the sale of Intercontinental Hotel in Livingstone. We all know how many bids were there. They were about four bids; the highest bid was about 25 Million to buy that hotel from Zambia. The lowest was about six million. Hakainde Hichilema decided to sale Intercontinental Hotel for six million instead of the highest bid which was 25 million. He sold it for six million and he did not end there, it was later found out that the company to which Hakainde Hichilema sold the Intercontinental Hotel in Livingstone he was a director in that company and all these documents are there at PACRA,” Mr. Tembo said.

The opposition leader dared President Hichilema that he was ready to prove his accusations against the Head of State in Court.

“I have the documents myself. He was the director in the company which he sold the hotel to at a low price. So it was the same as he is selling the hotel to himself because he was a director in that company. So, it is that kind of abuse which resulted in a situation whereby at the end of the privatization process all our palastatal companies were sold off and we were poor and we had nothing to show for our companies. I would call it stealing. So, Hakainde Hichilema stole from the Zambian people during privatization and there are records to that effect. If he wants we can go to court tomorrow and we can have an argument in court but in my assessment and I am saying this not as an ordinary Zambian, I am a professional forensic auditor so I know what constitutes fraud and what does not constitute fraud. If the Zambian government appointed him as negotiations chairman to sale a particular asset of the country and he went and sold to a lower bidder. That is fraud,” he said.

Mr. Tembo continued: “So, Hakainde Hichilema stole from the Zambian people before during privatization and even right now he is stealing from the Zambian people by giving mines these defector tax holidays to the mines. The only thing that can prevent Hakainde Hichilema from continuing to steal from the Zambian people is strong opposition leaders like myself and that is the reason why Hakainde Hichilema does not sleep over Sean Tembo because he knows that one of the few people who understands his sophisticated schemes of how to steal from the Zambian people is Sean Tembo and Sean Tembo is not afraid of exposing him on any given day. That is the reason why at any particular time he is comfortable sending his police officers to come and kidnap, make me spend six days in prison, make an argument in the media that Sean Tembo wanted to be in cells.”

Mr. Tembo added that President Hichilema is avoiding declaring his assets fearing that he would be held accountable when he amasses more wealth at the time he will leave office.

“Those kinds of arguments, that is the other reason why Hakainde Hichilema does not want to declare his assets. He doesn’t want to declare his assets because the moment he declares his assets we are going to know that when he was entering office he had 65 million kwacha now he is leaving office with four billion kwacha. Mr. Hakainde Hichilema sir, can you explain to us how your wealth grew from 64 million in 2021 to this Four Billion when you are leaving office. He is afraid of answering that question. The only way to avoid being held accountable is him dodging and ducking declaring his assets. He wants to steal as much as possible from the Zambian people and I am one of the few people that stand between the resources of Zambia and Hakainde Hichilema stealing those resources of Zambia,” Mr. Tembo said.

And Mr. Tembo said he does not take pleasure in being arrested and detained by police. He refuted claims that he likes to be arrested in order to gain political mileage.

Mr. Tembo said no normal person would like to be arrested and detained because police cells were not habitable.

35 COMMENTS

  1. There you go again! You are saying that President Hakainde Hichilema is a thief and since you are a forensic auditor you can prove that,
    I want to find out whether there is a law that allows the president to sue a citizen for defamation of character.
    Does your family especially your wife approve of your rantings? I wonder.

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    • Are you thick? You want to find out if there is a law that allows the President to sue for defamation of character? Do you live under a rock? How can someone seriously ask that question? But kwena.

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    • Where are you? Yes Zambia has a law, unfair as it is in which the President sues citizens for defamation. He does it by proxy. The IG will sue for him. That in itself is ridiculous. That someone else determines this is defamatory on behalf of someone else.

    • Why do you bring his wife into this? Does your wife approve of your post on lT? What does the wife have to do with this? Like dirty politicians you’re looking for any personal issues to feed on

    • He is surely going to be arrested again just from his careless statements on that very radio programme …not even the mighty PF media machine used that old privatisation rhetoric to come for Hakainde, they would make noises at Political rallies or use fooolish tools they paid off like Nawakwi but never themselves in offical capacity

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  2. Now here is a ripe accusation for defamation of the president (a law I don’t agree should still exist in a democratic country). He makes a statement that alleges theft by HH who is personally named, and reasonable people can believe HH is a thief, therefore ruining his reputation in public, defamation. Not saying bally is not Christian, bally’s fuel price review is here like menstruation.
    However, SET gives a valid argument about declaration, what does HH have to hide? And please don’t hide under the ConCourt judgment, they have proven inadequate before. Does HH have shares in the fruit exporting companies he was talking about yesterday? Morality demands that he tells us.

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    • Edgar Chagwa Chakolwa never declared his assets, Michael Sata(n) never declared his assets, Rupiah Bwezani Banda never declared his assets, Levy Patrick Mwanawassa never declared his assets, Tituts Chabala Kafupi alias Frederick Chiluba never declared his assets, Kanneth Kaunda never declared his assets. HH on a matter of principle should never declare his assets, even if I wish I knew what they are. They are trying to apply a vexatious requirement to one person only, that has never been applied to anyone else before, and will not be asked when a president of their kind comes to power. If they want presidents to declare their assets, let them enact such a law. However, the law should apply starting with future presidents.

  3. Looks like the decision by ST to ditch the opposition alliance with UPND is now affecting his mental state……….

    He surly needs medical mental help………

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    • Mike Mulongoti was like this wasted all his energy on a fruitless personal fight with the Head of State Lazy Lungu…only for him to grinded down due to stress and being evacuated to South Africa for Cancer specialist treatment in January 2019….what happened to all those allegations about Lazy Lungu? These guys are what in English we call Busy Foooools; these are people who would much rather get busy doing all kinds of promotional activities rather than stop and think. Because thinking hurts.

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  4. Yes and most of the 1.3 billion dollars will end up in HH’s account and that’s the fact…HH is a big kelenka together with Musokotwane

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    • He can attempt to steal taxpayers money but the last thing any African President would be fooolish to do is steal WB or IMF money ,,,just look at how Ghana was exposed when it was misappropriating funds.

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  5. There is Sean Tembo three days ago he could barely walk he is back to making hollow noises again …he reminds of Fresher Siwale from New Labour Party who spent years accusing Lazy Lungu of Identity fraud and claimed that the real Edgar Lungu is dead, Fresher was detained longer than ST and in April last year the State has closed its case after hearing from 18 witnesses in a matter in which New Labour party leader, Fresher Siwale is according to MuviTV still facing one count of defamation of the President. People like ST never learn from others in the past like the late Mike Mulongoti who were wasting time in courts and on the run just to get their Political Partys publicity but in the process wearing themselves down for nothing,

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  6. HH is a known thief….big Bandit and now he is salivating on the US$1.3 billion which will end up in his account and gullible Zambians Lumbani madoda praise singers are celebrating…..the West should stop giving aid to African countries

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    • Saulosi – I think its you who is really gullible and ignorant especially on how this $1.3 billion will be dispersed you keep mentioning it from yesterday on every thread…you just look utterly dumb really laughable…you make look like $1.3 billion is a Eurobond that has no strings even then former PF Deputy Miniister dullard Miles Sampa was writing the Eurobond expenditure on a piece of paper;$120m to ZRL, $30 m to UTH…
      I repeat IMF and WB is not easy to misappropriate.

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  7. Why doesn’t ST claim the 3 bed fully furnished house HH promised to any one with evidence that he was involved in privatisation fraud ?????

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  8. Mumbi Phiri has never feigned sickness for all the time she has been in detention: meanwhile this thief who stole fr Botswana & ran away was almost dying in less than 24 hrs!

    What a sissy! And he wants to be president?

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    • These silly boys think that the more the State arrests them the more the win public sympathy, people are not that stupid…look where that got one Chilufya Tayali he is still a little bum feeding off crumbs several court cases later and back with the same PF he had an on and off relationship.

  9. The only sick deranged 1.di0t here is the crooked “S3an I can’t walk K@dansa Mr B0tswana” who most analytical folk are aware after being panel beaten by P.F Cadres, was payed lots via stolen Eurobond to push the failed “Alebwelelapo phenomenon”.
    One wonders why this self righteous tadpole fled B0tswana?
    Ba U.P.N.D naimwe, learn to be ruthless & engage in proper pest control!!
    Please liase with the Tswana Government & get this boll weavil S3an K@dansa extradited to B0tswana to answer fraud charges. That’s how you get someone else to eradicate pests from your field, without getting your hands dirty.

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  10. President Hichilema took advantage when chairing the privatization committee in the 1990s to sale Intercontinental Hotel in Livingstone to the company in which he served as one of the directors at a cheaper price. He said even now President Hichilema is stealing from Zambians by offering foreign mining companies tax holidays. How Cheap!

  11. those are the so calle pf groomed leaders and parteners in 2026 PF alliance. those are the so called political styles the ……… of 22 century according tô them what a shame. At the moment hh is really fixing the economy while others are shamefully and peoccupied with personal evil isms to fiix an individual person intead of fxing rightly what is missng in the nation. A well eaning citizens should be vigillant because murderers, wtches , assassinators. and the like repeated use the same when they want to eliminate some individuals

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  12. those are the so calle pf groomed leaders and parteners in 2026 PF alliance. those are the so called political styles the ……… of 22 century according tô them what a shame. At the moment hh is really fixing the economy while others are shamefully and peoccupied with personal evil isms to fiix an individual person intead of fxing rightly what is missng in the nation. A well eaning citizens should be vigillant because murderers, wtches , assassinators. and the like repeated use the same when they want to eliminate terminate ,kill, slaughter or murder some individuals

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  13. It’s hard to understand the “new wisdom” gained by this fellow and certainly many other commentators on the $1.3b IMF loan. First forks, ask yourselves, where were you when the nation accumulated $14b+ debt? And what came out of this other than hearing that the former president under PF got so rich and other former street vendors were dishing out money and food to desperate Zambians. Who made these individuals desperate? HH and the privatization in the 1990s? Was HH selling the mines or MMD regime sold the Zambian assets to whoever they saw deem to sell to! HH did not make the final decision on the sale of any Zambian asset in the 1990 privatization exercise. He, however, was well placed to benefit from the poor execution of the process, blame for being smart if you wish! Many others…

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  14. We Zambians are sick human beings. We like to be ruled by thieves. Or by Malawians.
    We dance like fools at airports and go back home with hungry stomach. HH is not the only thief.
    I was just reading the report from the world bank. What about those hotels and hose flats in Belgium. Bought by Chiluba Congolese most corrupt regime.

  15. NO MORE TEALING! TOO FOR THOSE WHO HOPED AND WISHED The THIEVING AND CORRUPT PARTY TO CONTINUE FOR HAD THWARTED ALL THE POSSIBLE WAY OF BECOMING RICH THROUGH CROOKED WAYS . BUT ALL HOPES CUT AND THEY ARE NOW VERY FRUSTRATED HENCE JUST INSULTING JUST LIKE MAD *****S

  16. “Controversial (PeP) President Sean E Tembo “…end of quote .That’s why i long ago stopped listening or taking anything this empty debe chakolwe says .

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  17. I thought Sometimes ST writes sense……….

    However, with this Desperation shown, I have lost all respect for him……….

    The privatisation thing could not be proved by all previous goverments and agencies…….

    that is now rotten meat………

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  18. In most countries even if you state publicly that you neighbour is a thief you can be prosecuted for slander UNLESS you can prove it. So prove it or stop yapping

  19. Hh was hired by the state to implemen the privatisation. And most of those hs worked with are stii living. Hh was in opposition for 22 years and some individual raised their suspicîons and reported îssues to all the investigative wings but no indicatione or clues were found to establish hh’s alleged cases. All they found was his unîqu?ness in business management and ddîscipline. Ome people changed and started calliing hh satanist falsefully aain if hh was really a crook as some idots like Tailorsts claim, hh was not going for 22 years as an opposition leäder. Plz note that zambans are good at detecting malractices and dont take long to do so. remember it ?nly took two month to know about the construction of flats by lung family, fire tenders, expired medicines, social cash transfr,…

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  20. For now some of us are breathing fresh air because there is a semblance of normality in the nation. Truth be told, we were being driven to a dumpsite of a country by the PF. Instead of just crying, it is time to get involved because equality is back. No one will slap you for trying to survive on your own unlike those days when even the little was diverted kuchipani….

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