Friday, March 1, 2024

Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front won’t reclaim power, declares HH

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President Hakainde Hichilema has charged that his predecessor Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF) won’t reclaim power.

President Hichilema said the PF are scheming to divide the UPND as they seek to retain to power in future.

During a UPND party meeting in Kitwe on Monday, President Hichilema said it was stupid “Ukutumpa” that PF wants to retain power through violence and lies.

He said PF were spreading falsehood against him, First Lady Mutinta and cabinet ministers to create an impression that things were bad in the country..

President Hichilema accused the PF of causing the violence that erupted against UPND youths in Wusakile just minutes before the Youth Day celebration in Kitwe.

Some people were injured as PF and UPND youths fought near Wusakile just minutes before President Hichilema officiated at the Youth Day celebration at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.

“We had Youth Day in Kitwe on the Copperbelt. It has never happened, the President comes on Youth Day and lay wreaths on the Copperbelt. It is to show the people of the Copperbelt that Zambia is not Lusaka. Zambia is not Lusaka alone. Zambia is Kitwe, Zambia is Chipata, Zambia is Mongu, Zambia is Mansa, Zambia is Kasama, Zambia is Choma, Zambia is Solwezi kaufela. Now we come for a peaceful Youth Day, people start their old habits ( PF youths), they start ulubuli (violence). Kutumpa uko (It’s being stupid).Kutumpa uko. No normal Zambian will allow the violence we saw under the seven years of those colleague,(PF under Edgar Lungu). We will not be intimidated. We will fight corruption. If you stole public money the system will follow. That is the law. If the system is slow you think it’s not coming for you kutumpa uko,” President Hichilema remarked.

The Head of State said many people would have died had the UPND decided to avenge the PF violence after its 2021 election victory.

“We want to take the country from the bottom where people took it. We don’t want ifyabuwelewele (foolishness). Now we have to lift the nation from the bottom to where it belongs. That is what we are doing everyday, everytime. We are not sleeping. That is our duty not ifya kale ifyabuwelewele. We come to the Copperbelt you start violence. That’s being stupid. If I had allowed these people (UPND members) to revenge after 2021 elections people would have died in this country. People would have died in this country. We said the country is bigger than the pain you went through and protected everybody including him. Even balya abaletupuma,” President Hichilema said.

He continued:”We calm the country now you want to come back to those ugly things. That’s being stupid. PF are posting lies on social media and people are believing that things are bad in Zambia. They are planting information and stories so that we start fighting among ourselves . So that babwelelepo, that’s being stupid. Takuli ifyakubwelelapo. At the Ndola Airport there, two or also days before the elections somebody (Edgar Lungu) stood there and said I’m handing over power to myself, mwalaba? And when I come back I will lock up that chap (Hakainde Hichilema) and this time he will die in prison. Now I am seated here you think you can come back and lock me up and kill me? Kutumpa uko.”

President Hichilema urged UPND members to unite as he assured them of the needed support in 2023.

“There belief is that we will be divided over Black Mountain. They will not divide us. My message is that nothing will divide us. We must not follow all those stories they throw on social media. I read stories about my self on social media. They want to divide us so that they can have the Copperbelt. Nothing should divide us. Any problem we are facing we will tackle it,” he said.

33 COMMENTS

    • Only in your dreams will you reclaim power
      Let us talk about in fighting in PF instead
      with 20+ presidential hopefuls

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  1. It’s important for leaders to moderate their language. Most of the political violence that we’ve witnessed is due to strong language by leaders. Ukutumpa will be trending for some days because the President has set the pace. I ask him not to fall into ECL’s political machinations. Let me remind him that one of the reasons Edgar lost elections is that many of us disagreed with the ConCourt ruling that declared him eligible to stand. We haven’t changed our position. He shouldn’t spend sleepless nights over that. We’ll deal with Edgar should he be misled to seek a come back. HH must understand that what will matter in 2026 is his performance and not Edgar being on the ballot or not. Let ECL continue to spend the stolen money, it’ll create liquidity in the economy

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  2. What is the meaning of this? People can talk because it’s their constitutional right. It doesn’t mean that Lungu will become president again. And why should the whole president waste time on this? Has he lost confidence. Is he no longer sure he’s in the Champions league? Lungu is free to move around and if people crowd around him, he can’t chase them away. There’s no competition here… HH you are president ECL is not president. That should be enough to assure you. Unless of course you see a tough 2026. Check out for Mmembe not ECL.

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  3. Reminder… power belongs to the people not Upnd or PF or any other party. Mr Hakainde should not tamper with the electoral process. If does well the people will give him the mandate to lead the country..if he doesn’t he will join Edgar Lungu in the former presidents museum. Simple

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  4. 2H is a coward who should have been stopped years ago. This man is sleep walking into dangerous territory with his antics and actions. The man is heartless and does not care about people suffering consequences due to his actions. He is proving KK right when he called him dangerous to Zambia.

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  5. Increasing the price of fuel from K15 to K29 kutumpa sana. Mealie meal to K200 kutumpisha sana. You came on a platform of lies. ” Immediately, am sworn in Kwacha will be K10 against the dollar. Mealie Meal will be K50” Walibepa ubufi. Kutumpa sana!!

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  6. Instead of concentrating on reducing the cost of high cost living, he wants Edgar to look bad in the eyes of Zambians.

    We know the price of fuel, mealie meal, Fertiliser and Saladi before you took over.

    That seat is not for ba underfive. You can do better Hakainde than talking Edgar and PF.

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  7. My president………

    Your GRZ is depriving the clique of theives the blood vessels of Zambians they used to suck on………the treasury.

    Do you think they will go quietly ???

    This is not a SDA service………this is life and death for the clique of theives……..

    You need to come down on them like a ton of bricks…….

    This Mr nice guy civilised president is not working………infact it has emboldened them.

    Can ypu pleas unshackle mwaliteta and William banda………

    This is unacceptable…….

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    • Mr nice guy civilised president? Which one? The one whose vocabulary is “kutumpa?”
      The one who thinks being civilised is imitating a muzungu? Nama ill fitting masuti ya bazungu?

  8. The international community that the President cares about so much know……….

    There has to be displine in a country , especially an african country for development to take effect…………..

    The international community have seen , civil politics are not working with the clique of theives………..

    It’s time to brutalise their caders and ring leaders causing mayhem………..

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    • There is no mayhem……..

      The only mayhem is in the pockets of the clique of theives who are getting all their stolen wealth streams blocked………

    • “There has to be displine in a country , especially an african country for development to take effect”
      Now you Upnd cadres are asking for discipline.
      Forgetting that was the doctrine behind the arrest of some indisciplined citizen who became the only Zambian to overtake the presidential motorcade.

    • “There has to be displine in a country , especially an african country for development to take effect”
      Now you Upnd cadres are asking for discipline.
      Forgetting that was the doctrine behind the arrest of some indisciplined citizen who became the only Zambian to ever overtake the presidential motorcade.

  9. Let’s be realistic here daddy you used propaganda lies and deceit when you were in opposition against your predecessor. Now that the coin is flipped you are in power, and the opposition PF is using the same tactics you used on them you cry foul, awe just fulfil your promises to the people and let the people judge for themselves. Remember power belongs to the people

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    • Since the coin has flipped………

      It is time to give PF the same brutal treatment they gave the opposition…………

      Let’s mobilise our foot soldier’s……..

      the police, the army and other defence forces are eith the government of the day……….

      The clique will not succeed

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  10. As HH called Edgar Lungu ukutumpa the praise singers cheered him on.. for the Christians on 2nd April Jesus Christ will be entering Jerusalem in triumph with people cheering and laying clothes and palms on his way. A few days later Jesus Christ will be arrested and throngs of will be booing and jeering at him and among those will be the same people who had escorted his triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
    Those who are presidents should not be swayed by crowds and emotions.

  11. Leadership yamukwela uyu. Bushe uwatumpa ninani apa? Uwalaya fertilizer pali K250, fuel pali K5, ubunga pali K50 na dollar pali below K10 elo nishi everything is beyond the rich of an average Zambian as we speak. Uyu temufyashi musuma.
    Uwatumpa apa ninani, na deal ya Lusaka/Ndola road iyabupulumushi tekutumpa ayi?
    Bushe if someone gets paraded to sign a dirt deal ku USA na Blinken on behalf of Congo over our minerals tekutumpa uku?
    Uwatumpa ninani? Bushe ni ECL or h² or umwina Zambia?
    We have a go’nga president here folks. Shouldn’t he tone down seeing that he can’t fix anything?

  12. ……..

    Mr president……

    You will have yourself to blame for the chaos and mayhem that the clique are sowing………

    These nice guy politics don’t work with ingrained theives who have taisted the sweetness and corrupting influence of being in charge of the country…………..

    You have had enough time to stamp ypur mark on GRZ………….

    It is now time to restore sanity and displine to enemies of orderly governance

    This can not go on.

  13. Letter to ECL.
    Son of man, take calm. Do not respond to the guy in power now. He is possessed. His obsession on you is not normal. What you heard out there is a speech from a failed leadership. What you saw was a sick man attempting to poke you into playing to his gallery. Kindly maintain your low profile, I kind’a love it. Infact your speechless approach to the nigga gets to his nerve. He surely wants you in. We are now able to differentiate men from boys.
    Believe me, the nigga is half the man you are.
    May the good lord make you see through the stup!d!+y that’s haunting this failure of a thing.

  14. PEOPLE LIKE MEMBE SHOULDN’T RUN AWAY FROM THE TRUTH AS HE RAN AWAY FROM PAYING TAXES. THE TRUTH IS THAT THE PF IN COLLABORATION WITH SOME CORRUPT ENTITIES HAVE PLANNED A SERIES OF EVENTS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY HIRED CORRUPTED GROUPS IN ORDER TO RAISE FAKE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HH AND THE NEW DAWN AT LARGE. SOME HAVE ALREADY BEEN DONE EG HOMOSEXUAL MATCH , UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLIES, ATTEMPTS TO DISTURB NATIONAL CELEBRATIONS. MORE ARE YET TO BE DISPLAYED AS THEIR SPECIAL SYNDICATES FOR GENERATION OF FALSEHOOD AGAINST HH

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    • HAVE YOU ALSO ANALYSED THE CORRUPTION OF 2H AND HIS UPND GOVERNMENT? THIS ONE IS ACTUALLY TAKING YOUR COUNTRY AWAY FROM YOU UNDER YOUR NOSE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

  15. In any case what law is Edgar Lungu going to use to stand again for president and especially that he doesn’t have any powers to manipulate the law?

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    • Let me try to elaborate, before the August 2021 general elections, there was a petition in the concourt to determine whether President Edgar Lungu was eligible to stand in the elections fortunately enough the concourt ruled in his Favour, stating that the three and half years he saved as president after the demise of mr Sata cannot be deemed as a full term, unfortunately he lost. So according to him and other PF members, the period he saved as president from 2014 to 2016 cannot be deemed as a full term so it means he saved only for one term which is from 2016 to 2021. I rest my case your honor.

  16. Upnd is a failed project.
    No direction
    No leadership
    No compassion for the suffering people
    Madilu system is the order of the day
    giving everything to foreigners
    A puppet of criminals from the West
    No vision for the country.
    Nothing
    Zero Zero
    Tourist just traveling 36 trips in one year six months to which the money would be used to buy medicines in hospitals.
    Waste still a hypocritical liar
    Sometimes i wonder what was in people’s mind to vote for a failed project.

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  17. HH is now just like Edgar Lungu, if not worse. Incoherent and abusive. Power really corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. What’s all this “ukutumpa” n0nsense he is spewing about? What happened to an articulate HH… he sounds very insecure and mentally unstable. Perhaps too much concentrated black medicine turns these presidents into stnpid!

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