Thursday, June 20, 2024

State House Denies President Hichilema’s Involvement in Opposition Leaders’ Arrests

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In response to recent insinuations suggesting the involvement of President Hakainde Hichilema in the arrest of opposition leaders, State House has unequivocally distanced the President from these detentions. Chief Communication Specialist Clayson Hamasaka, speaking on behalf of State House, clarified that President Hichilema has no influence on the arrest of suspected lawbreakers and emphasized his commitment to national development and the restoration of the rule of law.

Hamasaka addressed the claims that opposition leaders were arrested based on their societal positions, asserting that no individual has been detained solely for being an opposition leader or belonging to specific regions. He emphasized that citizenship, regardless of political affiliation or regional background, subjects individuals to due process if suspected of violating the country’s laws.

“Being an opposition leader doesn’t grant immunity to lawlessness. This will not be accepted, now or in the future,” stated Hamasaka, highlighting the need for adherence to the rule of law even within the political sphere.

The Chief Communication Specialist urged Zambians to trust the Police Service to make arrests based on suspected lawbreaking, adhering to legal protocols. He called on citizens and stakeholders to condemn criminal activities that might be hiding behind opposition politics, emphasizing the importance of supporting the police in maintaining law and order.

Hamasaka also addressed the perception that being in opposition seemingly grants a license for lawlessness, noting that such a belief is flawed and delusional. He underscored the importance of civil language and urged citizens to avoid conflicts with the law, emphasizing that engaging in illegal activities does not increase one’s chances of ascending to the Presidency.

28 COMMENTS

  1. Hamasaka and your Hunger Hakainde, address the cost of living for an ordinary Zambian. Stop hiding in the name of arrests.

    How far do you go with these lawlessness you claim. Let’s have Kadandas’ case on TV instead of camera so that Zambians can see who is involved.

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  2. This topic is getting boring
    We all know how inefficient the police, Acc, Dpp, are
    why contsantly blame state house ? they have more important issues to deal with

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  3. I think the President is not involved in the arrest of opposition leaders, however, he has the powers to probe these arrests and stop them if the arrests prove not warranted after his thouroug probe, especially that we have had no conviction even for people like Pep President who the Police have been arresting for a long time now

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  4. Even Idi Amin never admitted the disappearance of prominent Ugandans. It’s abnormal to expect HH to stand up and beat his chest YES I’M INVOLVED IN THE ARRESTS OF THESE ELVES CALLED OPPOSITION LEADERS.

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  5. As if state house ever admits anything. One day they deny that the are running this country and say it is PF if you associate the question with high cost of living. What does Hamasaka know about language if you see the garbage he used to write under watchdog. This is cursed country we are in.

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    • it’s indeed a cursed country. Instead of working to improve our lives the chaps are fighting for survival. Kutumpa to say the least. Wars don’t happen, they are caused.

  6. From UNIP or KK days, directives to arrest *Opposition Leaders, *Trade Union Leaders and *UNZA Student Leaders have come from the President’s Desk. In developing nations, Security Wings are not Independent Entities. We MUST STOP kidding ourselves and live in denial. The president is 100% involved. He may not personally be the one apprehending his opponents, but the directives are coming from him, including the blocking of opposition rallies. When your loved one is wrong, you must accept and help them to become a better person. A parent who lives in denial when the community is complaining about the regressive behaviors of his son encourages his son to destroy his life, as one day he will meet his match and it will not be good for him.

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  7. “has unequivocally distanced the President from these detentions”? Really? He has just muddied up things even more. Ati Chief Communication Specialist? Bwahahahahaha!

  8. The government that has been built on lies cannot be trusted. A president who lied for him to go in state house is not worth trusting. These cops should follow the law. Otherwise, their boss will have a cover of immunity. The way things are standing, they will cry with change of government. Let them behave and follow the law to the later. They should not appease and excite HH. Him is well baptized in immunity canopy.

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  9. Just now the Vice president has ordered the police not arrest Rachel which clearly shows that police are acting presidential orders
    She’s not the law.

  10. Hamasaka also addressed the perception that being in opposition seemingly grants a license for lawlessness, noting that such a belief is flawed and delusional. He underscored the importance of civil language and urged citizens to avoid conflicts with the law, emphasizing that engaging in illegal activities does not increase one’s chances of ascending to the Presidency.”
    Did HH have a license to insult Michael Sata, Guy Scott, Edgar Lungu and calling mama Inonge an old hen?

    • This coming from the spokesperson of one who called a Vice President “Muzungu opusa”(Stupid white man). Communication Specialists of nowadays have no memory

    • Imagine such racist and foul language from the President. Now his office is asking us to use civil language that he himself doesnt use. Tekutumpa uku iyoo?

  11. From the time under5 formed government no opposition political party have been allowed to hold a rally.
    This is pure dictatorship..

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