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HH did not tell the truth in Angola, teargas and blood was not the order day at bus stops-Frank Bwalya

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Opposition Socialist Party spokesperson Frank Bwalya has condemned President Hakainde Hichilema’s recent comment in Angola suggesting that teargas and blood was the order of the day at bus stops before he became Head of State.

When addressing Zambians in Angola during his state visit to that country this week, President Hichilema claimed that teargas and blood was the order of the day at bus stops before he became President.

But Ambassador Bwalya said the Socialist Party equally strongly disagrees with President Hichilema’s assertion that Zambians forget quickly.

He said the Head of State exaggerated when saying that teargas and blood was the order of the day during the reign of the previous Patriotic Front regime.

“We disagree with the statement by President Hakainde Hichilema which he made while addressing Zambians resident in Angola recently that teargas and blood was the order of the day at bus stops before he became president. We equally strongly disagree with his assertion that Zambians forget quickly. One thing we know is that Zambians hate political hooliganism and violence regardless of where they surface and who perpetrates them. As such, the lawlessness which was sponsored by cadres under the previous regime was widely condemned. Some people believe that it contributed to the rejection that the Patriotic Front suffered in 2021. But no Zambian would subscribe to the exaggeration that teargas and blood was the order of the day at bus stops before the UPND formed government,” Ambassador Bwalya said.

He said under President Hichilema’s New Dawn administration Zambia witnessed the same hooliganism and violence seen under the PF regime.

Ambassador Bwalya said the latest being at Kulima Bus station in Lusaka where innocent people were injured and Flash buses damaged.

He said Mr. Hichilema should learn to measure his words when commenting on issues of public interest to avoid misleading the public, let alone being accused of lying.

“Under the administration of Mr. Hichilema, we have witnessed the same hooliganism and violence, the latest being at Kulima bus station in Lusaka, which saw innocent people injured and Flash buses damaged. This is fresh in the minds of the people, especially those who witnessed it. But it would be an exaggeration characteristic of lying if we claimed that teargas and blood had become the order of the day at bus stops under the New Dawn government. Therefore, we urge Mr. Hichilema to measure his words when commenting on issues of public interest to avoid misleading the public, let alone being accused of lying. Regarding the assertion that Zambians forget quickly, we wish to advise the President that the best yardstick to confirm his claim is asking Zambians if they remember what he promised them when asking for their vote in 2021,” Ambassador Bwalya continued.

“The truth is that Zambians have not forgotten that he said, once sworn in as president, the Zambian Kwacha would appreciate and that under his leadership the price of fuel, mealie meal, fertiliser etc would be reduced, to mention but a few. Moreover, when one listens to talk shows on radio and television stations around the country, people are reminding President Hichilema about the promises he made. Social media is equally awash with regrets regarding the failure of Mr. Hichilema to fulfill his promises. As a matter of fact, some people think that it is President Hichilema himself who has a short memory; hence his loud silence over the election promises he made. Therefore, we wish to remind President Hichilema that Zambians will never forget the promises he made and that if he continues to ignore reminders to honour them, he will suffer an embarrassing defeat,” Ambassador Bwalya stated.

34 COMMENTS

  1. This man has a problem. Why blow your trumpet wherever you go? FISP fiasco is still fresh and so is the leaking Kariba Dam fiction.
    Please those in Zambia, don’t be cheated. Upnd are now storming studios hosting opposition leaders and he’s not addressing this problem.

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  2. He’s now specialist in fabrication of lies
    Hope tomorrow someone won’t come to claim that he mislead the president about teargas and blood.

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    • You can’t even spell lying? He makes it sound like Zambia was a war zone where people would not even go out for their business. Truth is the fighting was between his members and PF cadres. For people not involved in politics it was life as usual.

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    • Thanks for the correction…who was being harassed at bus stations? You think you could wear a red shirt then you had to think twice…plots were encroached and you couldnt complain to anyone ZP didnt want to touch such cases. Civil servants were harassed in offices who were not involved in politics. Very soon you will start saying life under PF was rosy…dont come here to start peddling lies to suit your narrative.

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    • Tarino Orange..
      Life is as rosy as you make it yourself. I have lived under all ruling parties and have never lacked in anything. For I care you can even put Mulyokela as president, it’s your choice.

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    • I too have lived under UNIP though was young still remember…if everything is always been okay why are you barking? HH isn’t telling lies here.. at times its better to be quiet.

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    • You have forgotten about the gassing debacle did that just involve cadres? 50 people died…you come here saying blah blah as if you are talking to fish with no memory. How about market fires? A party that was going risk everything to fix opponents.

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  3. Why do you continue calling these rats ambassdors they are no longer at the embassy but in politics? Why are you not calling him Father Bwalya then? I will call him that…This is what happens when you jump from one party to another you have no ideology like this boy Father Bwalya…here he is defending the indefencible in politics sometimes its best to keep quiet especially if you have dirt on your hands.

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  4. This one is fast becoming a science fiction leader. The problem with this is that he actually believes in this fiction. 2H, respect is earned not demanded.

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  5. Ambassador ‘mother’ Bwalya, you were not there and as such not a credible witness. You were too comfortable in Canberra, Australia to care about what your then party was doing on the ground in Zambia.

    Hence, you are the one devoid of truth!

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  6. Technically HH is not lying. Zambia was at peace but at least from the point of view of his rallies always being teargassed wherever he went its all true.

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    • Lol, you are smart, for his everyday it was certainly that way. For the rest of us, not so much. As someone above said. Cadres fought against each other. We were fine for the most part, unless you were unlucky to get caught up in their violence.
      However, president needs to stop playing victim and be future focused, what use is sympathy to him now?

  7. That’s who he is even to become president of this great nation, he lied to many Zambian youths that he shall provide and create jobs for them and since most of the youth in Zambia likes working in the companies and offices, 2.8 million voted for him thinking heaven on earth, alas he has failed to fix them. They are all regretting now. So Father Bwalya don’t be surprised. You know him even when you were in Australia for few months.

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  8. We still have cadres, a good example is the Chingola radio station Programme at kokoliko where Tayali was whisked away b Chingola upnd cadres.

  9. Violence did occur, but it was the politics of PF and UPND, like it happens during all elections. We had the same during Sata too. But Zambia was, and is, a beacon of peace… lets not create an idea of devil vs saint. It might surprise you to know that more and more are starting to see a saint in the former. Up your game, quit dwelling on the past. You’re in the drivers seat. Look ahead.

  10. from me who is on the streets from monday to monday even during the PF time i have never seen blood sheddy or teargas in bus stations no the man has never been to any of our bus stations or markets place from the time he became the head of the nation i strongly believe even in opposition, the man has no touch with the glass roots. what is surprising a lot is the man thinks he has done so much when he hasn’t even started, the dollar to kwacha ni 18.7, high cost of living, no money in circulation, drugs in clinics, promises he keeps promising. the man wants to make zambia look like it was a war zone before he became the head which is bad coming from the number 1

    • A few days ago the IG through some officer in charge refused to give a permit for a rally to an opposition party. He further claimed that the party wanted to over throw the president….yet certain people can’t see this.

  11. Deja Vu you either lived under a stone during the Pf misrule or you supported they political ideology as you are doing now. Nothing the President said is a lie but the absolute truth. For those saying he has not fulfilled his campaign promises, you are only parading your ignorance the Zambian people gave him a 5 YEARS mandate, after 5yrs you can properly judge his performance for now watch and wait.

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    • He is a die hard tribal supremacists who believes one tribe owns zambia.

      He defends stealing and corruption as longbas it is done by his tribe and………

      Is at the forefront calling the crusade against corruption a tribal vendetta

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    • Staliko Don’t lie like your boss… the violence was between you and the PF. Why should I be attacked? Chisokone, Mukuba Mall are places I shop from and nobody has ever harassed or chopped or tear gassed me. Just deliver what you promised.

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  12. For those willing to tow the PF line, there was no violence or tear gas…………

    For anybody who opposed them or wore anything red………..

    it was blood , ripped cloths and tears, even

    Even For policemen

    The PF were a brutal bunch of theives

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  13. Talk of development, in Zambia news is about pf and upnd.Tell us when Lusaka will be re-planned, when kabompo hydro will be completed, when hell run road will be completed

  14. Dear BMW.
    It’s interesting to note that the first news that should be coming from a president’s foreign trip is lies from his mouth first as a report.
    This guy pathological lies is impeccable. Can he get over his purported torturous claims of the past and give speeches of solutions to the Zambian peoples’ perpetually rising cost of living and explain to the Zambian people that the IMF policies are the ones that are now running the country for once.

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  15. Wait until father Frank Bwalya cuts a chicken’s head publicly to prompt PF demons now to include Socialist party cadres – hell to break loose, evil people who want Zambians to forget what they went through including loss of life. The political bar is too high for any thing good about PF brutality.

  16. I keep saying HH invents dragons. Dragons that never existed. He then wants to impress ignorant audiences that he single handedly slew these dragons.

  17. He’s liar ad not feel ashamed. Were we in a war zone? Awee ba president don’t print a bad picture tht didn’t exist, those events were occasionally. Be truthful ad to a point. U embarrassing Zambians no bufi.

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