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Govt Trolls Malema Dictatorship Accusations

The Patriotic Front government fights with opposition leaders in South Africa were on show again with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema getting a censure from information minister Kampamba Mulenga.

Mulenga came out fighting after Malema branded President Edgar Lungu a coward for allegedly ordering the arrest UPND president Hakainde Hichilema on allegations of treason.
The government mouthpiece advised Malema to stick to matters within South African borders.

BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT:

STATEMENT BY HON. KAMPAMBA MULENGA, MP, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON SOUTH AFRICA’S OPPOSITION EFF LEADER JULIUS MALEMA’S STATEMENT

Government wishes to express its displeasure and disappointment with remarks attributed to South African opposition EFF leader Julius Malema that the pronouncement of a Threatened State of Emergency by His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is illegal.

In today’s edition of The Mast Newspaper, Mr. Malema is also quoted as having called President Lungu a coward claiming he does not tolerate any dissenting views.

It must be made very clear to Mr. Malema that Zambia is a sovereign state, with its own laws put in place and respected by her own citizens.

If Mr. Malema is a true democrat and a serious leader as he claims, he should have sought audience with our mission in Pretoria to appreciate what a Threatened State of Emergency entails than exposing his ignorance on the matter by making misguided, illogical and irresponsible statements.

In any case, who is Mr. Malema representing when he makes such attacks to the extent of calling our Head of State a coward?

Mr. Malema’s statement is clearly an attempt in futility to strain the warm and cordial relations that have continued to exist between the Republic of South Africa and Zambia.

Zambia owes Mr. Malema no explanation, whatsoever, on her internal matters because Mr. Malema is neither a Zambian citizen nor a member of a local political organisation.

Mr. Malema should realise that Zambians are politically mature and are capable of dealing with their own issues if any, and cannot stoop so low as to ask for help from political charlatans and unruly individuals like Mr. Malema.

Zambia has politically matured and has held highly successful and credible elections for many years now in which all willing political parties have participated and the winners declared according to the country’s statutes.

Furthermore, opposition political parties have, and continue to criticize President Lungu and Government without any interference or intimidation from anyone. So what does Mr. Malema mean when he says President Lungu must allow the opposition to oppose him?
We advise Mr. Malema to first start by putting his own ‘house’ in order before he can start commenting about what is happening in Zambia and other countries.

It must be made clear to him that no Zambian is being harassed by Government or indeed His Excellency President Edgar Lungu for whatever reason.

Mr. Malema’s comments are not only baseless but irrational and must be out-rightly condemned by all progressive democrats.

Hon. Kampamba Mulenga, MP
MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON
31st July, 2017

9 Comments

  1. awa na moyo

    even when he comes to Zambia, he will have to do what Zambians do.he is un idiot that portrayed Zuma as a Messiah to day he calls him a devil #tell them minister

    • hummer where it hurts

      These are statements from “I know them all” persons who have no room for criticism and they don’t mind living in isolation.Malema’s EFF is a government in waiting, do you really mind the two country’s relationship when he forms government?.

  2. mumba

    well spoken madam. dats why other ind……s wanted de e…to p….de …….. …….. in dat nation,in 2016 ….. they ar doomed.

  3. mulongoti

    It’s true madam kampamba

  4. Awa na moyo

    Government in waiting ? Kkkkkk in your dreams.many generations have passed waiting for the second coming of Jesus.

    • hummer where it hurts

      It does not surprise me because I know that the seed Doubting Thomas planted is still profound and you are such one example.

      • awa na moyo

        you are too true my other name is Thomas,as for your government in Waiting no doubting some people like malema will never, I repeat never rule

  5. awa na moyo

    you are too true my other name is Thomas,as for your government in Waiting no doubting some people like malema will never, I repeat never rule

  6. oracle

    Some people they think that they stay in state house while they suffering mukomboni busy supporting p f that’s luck of knowledge no sence ,sign off of oracle

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