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Levy Mwanawasa Opted Not To Prosecute HH To Gain Support In Southern Province – Kalumba

Former finance minister Dr Katele Kalumba has revealed that late president Levy Mwanawasa decided not to prosecute UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for personally benefiting from the privatisation programme in an attempt to get political support from Southern Province.

“Politics is a game of chance, as MMD with our leadership being president Levy Mwanawasa, he took a stance that he should not fight against any Southerner in order to get support from Southern Province,” Dr Kalumba revealed during Hot FM’s What’s Hot in the News programme today when asked to comment on the ongoing privatisation debate which has seen FDD leader Edith Nawakwi accusing Mr Hichilema of amassing ill gotten wealth.

He said the issue at stake was a question of whether or not there were any vested interests that were not declared by individuals involved in the privatization of public assets and that Mr Hichilema, therefore, needed to answer the question as to whether he declared interest or not.

“The simple issue at stake here is a question whether there are any vested interests that were not declared by individuals involved in the privatization of public assets. For instance, did Mr Hichilema have any interest at all in those that were buying state assets. And that did he or did he not declare those interests? That’s all, yes or no. simple question. I personally been through that process were Zambians required me to account. Say, did you steal a BMW from the office of the President? And I accounted and the courts of Law said no you didn’t. Did you spend 8,400 lavishly without responsibility, without accountability, and I have argued in the courts of Law. That 8,400 you are talking about got Zambians US$78million from the British government. The cocktail parties, the dinners that I was hosting for the British government, we got US$78million to repair Nkana smelter,” he said, and wondered why Mr Hichilema was having difficulties to explain the issues at hand.

Meanwhile, the former minister says privatization of national assets which happened in the MMD era was not just a good thing but was necessary and essential for Zambia to survive.

Dr Kalumba said the then government felt it was vital to liberalize the economy through privatization considering the fact that the country was economically going down and going down badly.

He said the country recorded progressive results following the privatization process.

91 Comments

  1. Maybe

    Just waiting for Justice to be prevailed

    • Frank Chombela

      Katele Kalumba has lowered the standard of debate. Lt-Gen Geojago Musengule was Lamba and was prosecuted and sent to jail under LPM’s government. HH should demand an apology from Kalumba for these baseless attacks. If HH committed a crime, go for him now. If no apology comes, court action should follow.

      • umuntu

        Yeah lets keep on serving these people with summons

        • Frank Chombela

          Wht about Professor Ben Mweene and Attan Shansonga? Weren’t they southerners who faced prosecution under the Mwanawasa administration? It’s a pity interviewers know little or nothing.

        • chanda

          A wicth and a wizad equals to nosences

      • Fitwama Filapwa

        Uyu witchdoctor nae! He is trying to get noticed by the PF. Ala yamunyokola

    • JJ

      Who will believe this rigging expert? Lord what have we done to deserve these thieves.
      Fellow Zambians this time to raise and fight evil.

  2. Bm

    This issue is going no where. No any politician who has been accused has ever been found guilt. I like the phrase Dr. Kalumba has used, “politics is a game”. All politicians are one and the same with one common intention of stealing from the public coffer.

    • Matumbo

      The truth is that MMD could not talk about probbing privatisation because the entire party including Mwanawasa stole a lot. Your Mwanawasa was among those shared UNZA land. Small boys like HH got crumbs and used them properly. A commission of enquiry will shock everyone.

  3. mpombo

    This is the smoking gun we have been waiting for vested interests which were not declared wonder how the UPND zealots will now insult Dr.Kalumba another former finance minister speaking from a position of authority This is the end for HH his dream of seeing the interior of state house has been shattered by the ghost of privatisation and the ashes of tribalism

    • umuntu

      The court will rule and justices will prevail.
      The same people are saying HH made his money from privatization again at the same time you say he bought interest. Whee did he get the money then. To me he was already rich even before the privatization program

    • Yashid koulibally zimba

      Keep on waiting for that smoking gun, its never coming. You are imagining beef that does not exist.

    • Charlie Mazabuka

      l question the rationale the Dr. is advancing for President Mwanawasa not prosecuting HH. Mwanawasa was a very principled leader who believed in the rule of law. After he ascended to power, UPND with its power base in Southern Province was the biggest threat to MMD. It would have made a lot of political-survival sense to try and diminish the party’s strength by prosecuting HH as Mazoka’s immediate successor if there was the slightest evidence that he stole. Between the two tribes Tongas in the Southern and Bembas in the Northern, Mwanawasa got majority votes from the Bembas. Northerners constituted a more raw nerve politically than Southerners but he did not hesitate to prosecute Dr. Kalumba and Chiluba for corruption who had great influence in the MMD northern region stronghold. There can, therefore, be only one sesnsible reason why he did not go for HH: there was no evidence of wrong doing. The other position does not make sense to me.

      • GK

        Its a pity that instead of concentrating on the real issues the country is facing, people have gone on to do politics just gun down one potential presidential material.Dr Kalumba is insinuating that LPM decided not to prosecute HH in order to gain support from Southern and that politics is a game. What then will stop people like myself to also think that these allegations are just mere politicking and that its a political game being played.

  4. Kwifulaminwe kabunke

    l question the rationale the Dr. is advancing for President Mwanawasa not prosecuting HH. Mwanawasa was a very principled leader who believed in the rule of law. After he ascended to power, UPND with its power base in Southern Province was the biggest threat to MMD. It would have made a lot of political-survival sense to try and diminish the party’s strength by prosecuting HH as Mazoka’s immediate successor if there was the slightest evidence that he stole. Between the two tribes Tongas in the Southern and Bembas in the Northern, Mwanawasa got majority votes from the Bembas. Northerners constituted a more raw nerve politically than Southerners but he did not hesitate to prosecute Dr. Kalumba and Chiluba for corruption who had great influence in the MMD northern region stronghold. There can, therefore, be only one sesnsible reason why he did not go for HH: there was no evidence of wrong doing. The other position does not make sense to me.

    • Terry

      Dr Katele speaks like a child with no sense of humor. I remember vivifky when he went to hide under ground in a hole where only a mouse could fit, all because of the wrath of the law and the non tolerance of corruption by the then head of state His Excellency Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa.

    • umuntu

      Dr Kalumba sure that reasoning is somehow very wrong.
      Did you really get your PHD in the right channel. Just asking

      • FuManchu

        Katele is just another recruit by PF to help enhance denigrating HH. Edith Nawakwi can talk for Chiluba is dead! Kalumba can also talk for Mwanawasa is dead! These two are unkind to the departed who cant share in this discussion.

  5. Yumba Tobias Mwalukanga

    Dr.Kalumba,remember where you were dug out from in some hole somewhere?

  6. King cool

    Life is tricky, and full of ups and downs, finger pointing is the daily Zambian song , who is who?! Who was who ,, does this make sense??? Remember Jesus Christ and a woman who was caught in Adultery,, what did Jesus told accusers, He said anyone who has never done a sin let him be the to throw a stone on her.

  7. JMS

    Katele kalumba is clear and straight forward its just a low mind person who can’t understand ( for the country’s benefit):so all those asking questions

  8. King cool

    Life is tricky, and full of ups and downs, finger pointing is the daily Zambian song , who is who?! Who was who ,, does this make sense??? Remember Jesus Christ and a woman who was caught in Adultery,, what did Jesus told accusers, He said anyone who has never done a sin let him be the first one to throw a stone on her.

  9. Wamu

    So Kalumba you still never learnt your lesson after in living in a rat hole. You can’t create such a lie and think Zambians are dull to accept any trash. Better you remain silent than exposing your self.
    Your sacks are full – careful! remember

  10. Willard Simukali

    I would love to greet our leaders of the past generations with warm hands of gratitude for their service to country and people and perhaps, have the grace to forgive where they erred and learn one lesson or two. But I shall never forgive them for their pettiness, lack of vision for a fututre that the people of Zambia desperately need and reducing this our beautiful country as to some laughing stock devoid of any leadership potential! Children wake up!

  11. 2yk

    To hell with southern province

    • muzambian

      @2yk. Who needs your Province anyway, where ever, you come ?

  12. JMS

    Katele kalumba is clear and straight forward its just a low mind person who can’t understand ( for the country’s benefit):so all those asking questions aren’t interested in the national progress but downfall.why does stupid men follow a woman who led Adam to be removed from Eden becaause women nomatter how wrong they are you will just go down deep with her. we should learn lessons,(nino chalo, nino chalo chba na Meno,kutu chakulwa) indeed and indeed this world has teeth and you may chewed even if you are innocent aslong as they remove you from their way. Big judgement is coming next year you are lucky to skip impeachment due to lucking knowledge in most Zambians due 🤷 integrate.

  13. Alonzo

    Kkkkkkk…..!!!
    Politics in Zambia, noise has already started

  14. Wesha

    Give us our assests u crook , ka hh.

  15. kapoli

    Kwati fipuba. You are a Dr of witchcraft idiot. You just want to eat again ba idiot. You are all idiots ba idiot .

  16. Nicholas musonda

    Reading comments !!

  17. OJ SIMPSON

    Please leave the Dead out of this Politics of hatred ?

  18. HH

    @Wesha. Which ones Boss ?

  19. Elias Simbeye

    I want my assets back,never run for presidency coz you are going to get everything left after privatization

  20. Chijika

    Can someone have this debate put to an end? Clearly we’ve been duped enough by all regimes! FTJ got out with Zamtrop and countless suits, LPM came and incarcerated several of his kin and cronies and brought us RB who let slip his throne to MCS and the PF – the rest you know. … ECL is saddled with I disciplined cadres and ministers and it seems very hard to contain the impacts of a global economic recess. Nawakwi just woke up from a terrible nightmare after 30 years sleep and she is singing love songs to HH who in turn is grim faced and raging with a temper! Who cares? This chaps have it all set for themselves after we elected the whole lot of them. Here we are insulting each other about them when they have put us in this rotten mess we are in! Shame on us the voters! Some were hyenas we voted in and they ate the flocks. …..

  21. Lethal Weapon

    Levy Mwanawasa’s regime prosecuted all those that were suspected of stealing national resources…Federich Chiluba,Richard Sakala,Katele Kalumba,Faustin Kabwe,Saviour Chungu e.t.c…and as you can see they came from different provinces….H.H wasn’t touched because he committed no crime…Kalumba used charms and actually got fished out of a rat hole whilst hiding from the task force guys…

  22. Legal and political analyst

    Southerners were spared for a political gain, as Kalumba is saying. And they must now face justice and give back Zambians what theybillegally amassed. The world must see what Edith Nawaki and Kalumba are saying about HH, and hiw people from such province steal in abtribalist manner invading other citizens homes like bees and locusts and looting mercilesslesly, and then using their relatives in the legal systems to cover up their crimes. .. Privitasation was meant for bring money into the the Zambian economy and full disclosure of any interest by all those involved in the privatisation team was manadatory. It is nit right for one individual to come out richer from such process. He needs and deserves an independent and impartial mechanism. And Zambians must now hand him over to the ICC. What Edith Nawaki said about HH, simply nullified his presidential candidature , just as much as it incapacitated the Electoral Commission of Zambia to accept his candidature until he is cleared of the allegations. Zambia is now being watched by the entire universe , as to how and why. they want the country to be ruled by someone who is accused of stealing from it?? BOth HH and ECL’s political and legal Advisors must put the facts straight to these two leaders. If UPND doesn’t field another presidential candidate in next year’s election, then they are out of the race, as the Electoral Commission does not have legal capacity to accept his candidature. They have no jurisdiction in criminal maintainance . They are obliged with letting the law take its full course.
    Then ECL is also obligated with not dumping the country to someone is is alleged to have stolen from it. Allegations have been made and must HH must have his day in an independent impartial competent Court.or tribunal. No need to detain him in Zambian cells , as he fears death and perceives a death trap. Some Zambians like poisoning others and HH is aware of that and he has mentioned it. Hand him over to the ICC or ask AU and SADC to help. His members who like looting and stealing from others in a satanist way, must also prepare themselves for imminent similar prosecutions as the revaluation by Edith Nawaki has now put them in the global limelight on how they have been amassing their wealth.

  23. Legal and political analyst

    No need for UPND to be complacent and threaten chaos, havoc or war in Zambia, just because HH must now face justice on how he amassed his wealth . Edith Nawakwi ‘s accusataiins are very clear and can HH can only be cleared and exonerated from any illegalities by an independent tribunal.
    ECL on the other hand should also not be complacent by not asking the international community to help him, with an independent and impartial tribunal to probe the allegations. He alsomought nit to let UPND cadres to threaten the peace and security of this country, just because their leader is facing serious allegations of enriching himself fraudulently.
    Zambia needs to root out the culture of thieving and impunity by Southerners, this time. If Levy Mwanawasa spared them, as Kalumba is saying. We know that they were spared as it was their tribesman who was appointed the Chairperson of the TFC. Even when such Chairperson was changed, the one that took over became complacent as he was just receiving instructions on who to prosecute and who to leave out, and he was mainly concerned with collecting his allowances??? Nevertheless, what Edith said about HH simply tell the country that, no one can get away with impunity….Hand over HH to an internationally convened independent tribunal and defer electionsnto 2026 if UPND don’t have another candidate. Then Zambia needs such tribunal to root out the Southerners who have been allegedly terrorising other citizens , with their tribalism satanist manner of malice and envy , and stealing their luxuries like an invasion of locusts. .. No need for conflict, no need for complacency, no need for impunity. Electoral Commission of Zambia, does nit have legal capacity to allow HH to contest next year’s presidential elections until he clears himself of what has been alleged.

  24. James Ezra

    This issue is big.
    It’s bad that Chiluba and Mwanawasa are dead but their finance ministers are alive.
    My judgement as a citizen is “stop this issue of attacking Hichilema and madam Nawakwi let’s forget about the past”.
    To the UPND stop pointing the finger of accusing the PF of corruption and the PF as well stop accusing the UPND as tribalism.
    Focus your politics on issue based ideas and work together as Zambians.
    I rest my case

    • True Zambian

      But the same HH is busy calling his coligues corrupt when he is the biggest corrupt person.If hh did not boast of his wealth, this could have been quite. Now he started this himself and he just has to face it.An inquiry is the best way to sort out this issue.

  25. JMS

    Katele kalumba is clear and straight forward its just a low mind person who can’t understand ( for the country’s benefit):so all those asking questions aren’t interested in the national progress but downfall.why does stupid men follow a woman who led Adam to be removed from Eden becaause women nomatter how wrong they are you will just go down deep with her. we should learn lessons,( Ameno mafupa,Chino chalo, Chino chalo chaba nameno,kutu chakulwa) indeed and indeed this world has teeth and you may chewed even if you are innocent aslong as they remove you from their way. Big judgement is coming next year you are lucky to skip impeachment due to lucking knowledge in most Zambians due 🤷 integrate.

  26. Ian

    I am sure the doctor is missing a point as well. Him says he was asked to explain in court but he wants HH to explain from no where. I think someone should be courageous enough to sue HH so that the courts can make him explain the way the same courts made you explain and not the way you want him to do it when there are no summons served on him. I thought our so called leaders were true leaders yet they were just made and not born leaders. This is why up to now such people don’t know the difference between them and LP Mwanawasa they are accusing of tolerating corruption for want of support. Is he insinuating that LP didn’t care about losing the Chiengi support when he prosecuted him. Cheap politics by those we thought are educated. Why going tribal on a simple and straight forward issues.
    There are a lot of issues Nawakwi brought out and you are only talking of interest declaration. Are you disappointed that many of you talked of RAMCOZ and a House which he has since cleared to your shame and surprise that you just wanted to accuse. Yama when you don’t know just accept that you don’t know anything and keep quite. We know it’s not every of our leaders who are wise. And that they were not born leaders but just made one.

  27. kendo simaimbula

    Mwanawasa became President in 2001 while HH rose to political prominence in 2006. So Mwanawasa had 5 years in which to prosecute HH if he had done anything wrong without him being viewed as attacking a political rival as the UPND was under Mazoka at the time. So this statement by Dr Kalumba could just be another lie.

  28. Lovemore

    Kalumba my in law is a finished politician who is blown anyhow by wind.

  29. Filungula Namenshi

    I think lets look for the cartridge which will tell us the type of the gun used.

  30. Joey

    Kwena kwaliba ukusabaila. Education has not helped many people. They just speak English without undrrstamding what they are saying.

  31. ANALYTICUS

    Ba Katele,
    Think!!!!!!, and STOP THINKING FROM THE ANAL REGION. Any can see through the magnifying glass that you are bent on turnishing the good image of President Hichilema. This is pure Abakulu bamo masaka, and you are no exception.
    You won court cases because you were using African laptop. Your charms are expired bwana!!!! People want CHANGE and it is inevitable and you can’t do anything about it. Don’t think that you can stupify everyone. Your propaganda against Late Michael Sata worked but against HH, think twice. PF system is rotten and my advice to you ba chief puta is that isolate yourself from these thieves in pf. Abena Zambia tulefwaya change. Period!…

    • Alois Chanda

      why are you immotional face the simple quationa .HH should just say yes or no to the quetion of Edith

  32. Mm

    Give us our assets you Criminal

  33. 2yk

    BALLY IS THIEF

  34. 2yk

    BALLY IS A THIEF

  35. Tembo Alfred

    Let President HH be made to explain in order to clear this dust. He is a son of the Zambian soil. God has a plan for him. So let’s not look beyond this but we leave everything to God in Jesus name. Zambia is a Christian nation. No one righteous before God an let’s be careful when we are accussing and judging others. All in all let us pray for our leaders. Thank you fellow Zambian.

  36. Rubbish

    Ba Kalumba you are just an idiot who has nothing to show for it, ati former finance minister ma rubbish, a grey hair man with an empty skull fool

  37. ANALYTICUS

    Alois Chanda
    I can see that you also think from the anal region. Honestly if HH was, is or will be a thief, why have all the past governments failed to prosecute him? Then he must be an intelligent thief! HH, by the way is not a grade 7 like Nawakwi who deals with multiple choice questions, Yes or No! Mulikapuba namimona.

  38. china

    We lowering our standard listening to a convict. These thieves just like the ones we have sold almost 300 companies and now they think we are kids to believe they’re are clean excpet for one man who saved the companies you accuse him of selling. let Katele tell us where the UBZ busses, Dunlop, Niec and many other companies dissappered to . HH’s companies are still here what about Lungu’s cold stoarge

  39. Ahmad

    The time u are all waisting to talk about privatization the past thing u already going noway . I wonder in Zambia it’s people are like dead in mind, there is no way to loose forcus on this matter in which some people bring about something dangerous which brings harm on your self, not then specifically because what I observe Edith Nawakwi brought this issue which is already decomposing just waiting for Germination of some organism like Fungi.
    What I was expecting from you was to change the subject to first forget Edith Nawakwi and her self fish desires towards this Nation. How old is she?
    We should not be like insects who just followed the que withouts reasoning.
    Let us talk about the current situation of economic stability in Zambia not those privatization issues which is consuiming our time, if u see today Zambia needs justice and fairness above all self disprine because of corruption and ignorance.
    We have important issues to discuss not these u are bringing , Zambia has poor economy in the southern region but you people are not ashamed instead if forcusing on this that brings about wealth and knowledge like Agriculture and trade not being used up by this thieves in politics.

    • Chanda

      @Ahmad: DON’T YOU THINK THAT THE ECONOMY OF ZAMBIA IS PERFORMING BADLY BECAUSE IN THE FIRST PLACE WE HAVE BEEN ALLOWING PEOPLE WHO “DO NOT DECLARE INTEREST” TO BE IN CHARGE OF OUR RESOURCES? WE CANT BE BLIND CLAIMING THAT WE HAVE TO FIX THE ECONOMY WHEN ANOTHER CRIMINAL IS AT THE DOOR TRYING TO COME AND PLUNDER EVEN THE LITTLE THAT THE OTHER THIEVES HAVE LEFT. WE ARE GOING THROUGH A TRANSITION PERIOD. A TIME WHEN WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR A GOOD LEADER AND A TIME TO CHASE AWAY KNOWN CRIMINALS FROM TOUCHING THE CAKE. WHAT ECONOMY ARE YOU CORRECTING WHEN YOU ARE BUSY TRYING TO BRING ANOTHER ECONOMIC SABOTEUR? THAT IS WHY HH MUST BE SCRUTINIZED CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY. THE WAY HE ACQUIRED THE PROPERTIES HE WAS SELLING WITHOUT DECLARING INTEREST RAISES A RED FLAG. IT STANDS AS A PRIMA FACIE CASE TO WARRANT SERIOUS INVESTIGATION.

  40. Mwengu usalala

    Dr. Kalumba is wrong on several points;
    1. Dragging the names of people who can not defend themselves (Late Mwanawasa).
    2. Tongalising the matter at hand.
    3. Showing ignorance as to when one declares interest and for what purpose.
    My advice is research for facts before you comment. And the facts by nature will save you and build your credibility thus your name. As a Dr. Kalumba you should have known this fact better.
    Mwanawasa was an upright person. He did not spare the rod for political convenience. He prosecuted Shansonga a strong Tonga, he appropriately dealt with VJ another strong (the ever green golden minded man), he humbled the cobra even the strong business companies like Anglo American corporations.
    Katele re-think and possibly retract your statement if you made it to uphold your reputation as a Dr. Apparently I have respect for you but now… I have to re-assess whether I have to stick to that.

  41. Kenneth Zimba

    That is the goodness of Zambian politics because it allows people to express their opinions on matters concerning this great nation (Zambia) we should not intimidate those expressing their views, and do not threaten them.

    • Producer Comunity

      It is a shame, that we have resorted to pointing fingers to people who are resting and not able to defend themselves. Levy Mwanasa left us a thriving and prosperous mother Zambia. I think using his name in your political shinaniz is disrespectful. I wouldn’t be mad about any mmd scandal because with them, we ate together. We enjoyed the strength of the kwacha against the dollar, we enjoyed lower tax rates, we enjoyed higher interest rates and our capital had value. Not all youths are crying for jobs, we just want a favorable economy to thrive in. Best believe as an angry well educated youth I will support the existing party and benefit from their campaigns but it is already known who will take the 2021 elections. We want change, we want a new system and we will change it inside out next year because we will be within our means and rights. Zambia is also our birth right, we will not allow dull, incompetent individuals to take our place with their so called “connections”
      #freedom of speech.
      I represent a larger population even though others are silenced. Niyo zibika kaleh. We are tired.

    • Peter N K

      Excellent comment from Kenneth Zimba. Indeed those who think they have better information and understanding, should not intimidate others with vulgar, insulting language. They should just bring out the convincing ideas and evidence they have. Rough insulting language can just lead to more animosity, fights and even wars. If a person is accused of wrong doing, let him/her bring evidence that he/she is innocent. Otherwise any one stronger than the other financially or positionally can BULLY and INTIMIDATE others with vulgar insulting language.

  42. JMS

    Its unfortunately many may and will suffer due the integrity someone has shown, women have come up saying respect isn’t given to them but to tell you the truth respect won’t be their either in a man or a woman aslong as says or does something which he or she should have said or done before because bringing or doing anything at an awkward time creates problems or will show someone being useless at the time he or she was in office, so we should be careful when doing something, especially women because they are weaker vessels. please make sure your personal benefits obtained can’t let you to say what ever is in your mind. If a person respects her or himself also respect will come back to you. Reasonable people as well as Christians for that matter should respect the truth protected by the right time not just because he or she has money,big or even a woman no. People must respect the mind not how big you are to protect the truth through Christianity.

  43. Observer

    Is Katele Kalumba a political nothing that is making loud noise too big?

  44. Chanda

    DO NOT BE CHEATED. THIS MATTER IS VERY SERIOUS. HH HIMSELF HAS BEEN SMOKED OUT OF HIS HIDING PLACE. EVERYONE IS COMMENTING ON IT, SO IT IS SERIOUS. THERE MAY BE MANY OTHER CRIMINALS WHO PLUNDERED FROM PRIVATIZATION, BUT THIS CRIMINAL HAS DARED TO TAKE HIS ACCUSERS TO COURT. LET US SEE IF HIS HANDS ARE CLEAN.

  45. CONCERNED CITIZEN AMPLIFIED

    You are right chanda let this criminal be caged.

  46. JMS

    Nonses. Nomatter how you speak to folish people nothing will be yielded until crucifixicatin while even though Thomas still refused until deeping his fingers,too add.

  47. JMS

    Nonses. Nomatter how you speak to folish people nothing will be yielded until crucifixicatin while even though Thomas still refused until deeping his fingers,too bad.

  48. Chendabusiku

    HH has decided to take this matter to court. If you read the submission you not doubt why HH lost the election petition. The choice of his lawyers is one, but it appears he uses volunteers to submit court cases because what they have submitted is miles away from the case. But I think the only reason HH decided to go to court is to tell people that they should stop talking about it. He wants to avoid answering question because the matter is in court. HAKAINDE must know that he is a public figure and cannot hide behind opposition politics for offenses that he committed to enrich himself. HH can’t handle his public theft case. This is why he is now using the well known tribal card for which we all know him for. “he says this case is brought out
    because he is a Tonga” “IF I WASN’T TONGA, NO ONE WOULD BRING OUT PRIVATIZATION ISSUE” what an ubsurd statement from HH. That is his real motivation to be president because he is Tonga what a shame for our country. Kaunda tried to mediate between HH and Sata but HH stormed OUT the meeting because he wanted to the leader of the coalition even though he was miles behind Sata in terms of popularity. HH has never answered any question on his role in the privatization of Zambia,’s national assets serve for his insults to anyone who dares ask him. TRIBLE HH, has seen his time running out fast he will fight to the bitter end. He knows he now has nothing more to lose, his hope of going to plot one have fast reached the redline. With one year counting it is very difficult to redeem himself especially with high levels of male hormones gushing through his body. ECL will distance himself from this, unless someone attacks him directly. So ba HH twalunba badala your effort and character were not good enough for plot one.

    • Amigo

      I am enjoying the debate here. The debate has brought into picture the incorruptible Saints that must win all praise from all humanity and the invisible devil must hail all condemnation from man.

  49. MOSES

    concerned citizen amplified we have to make sure that this criminal is caged.

  50. JMS

    People mentioned here are completely out of this case because kk himself can’t and won’t due to maintaining the status practiced corruption and other dubious issues,ecl hasn’t distanced himself because he is the one behind everything.if chendabushiku means well then he is an owl just for the 🌃 night but work for the day to be seen.don’t support people who clearly are working behind it. Be truthful you haven’t even saluted a person who gave us our Christian nation which you are trying to enjoy, low mind people. Thats why Jesus used to mention the word hypocrites and you are.

  51. Why ?just for telling truth why ?

    Why for telling the truth,you are crazy dear is a time for coming out in pen

  52. Why ?just for telling truth why ?

    Why for telling the truth,you are crazy dear is a time for coming out in open.

  53. Bhm

    You are an Idiot kalumba level southern province you big stupid fool

  54. Jonas Katema

    I personally think this is the best time for Mr. HH to clear his name before elections so that those of us who doubt his innocence can vote for him and gain trust. Imagine putting someone people say ‘gained’ from privatization to be in charge of national assets. If he is innocent this can work to his advantage and the party as well. Let’s debate wisely and avoid fighting.

  55. Slayer2021

    The Wizard has returned and seeks an audience wow your time ended when you were eliminated from Gov’t. Zambia shall raise again. 2021 out with your bola bet empowerments

  56. Otmar Hambale

    The person who introduced the education system which is making us the educated few to boast about was not educated but he used his intelligence to attain his goal of being educated and at the same time he used his passion for education to educate the majority illiterates who were within and beyond that catchment area. At that particular time, education was more valuable than any material wealth, but as time went by, in this current time and era, those whom we thought were educated people has turned to be educated fools who are being used by those in power to decampaign opposition leaders who are perceived to be threats to the ruling elite. This system is used world over where Democracy is not practiced but it is only sung like a national anthem song. Especially here in Africa that is the only continent where national leadership has been turned into a family issue where presidents want to rule a country like a kingdom. The issue of President Hakainde Hichilema (HH) always Resurrects every time towards campaigns and election time, but critical issues about the Genesis and the implementation of the privatation of the mines and other industries and other people who were involved are never discussed. There is no way one single person who is not in government can wake up one day and start evaluating and selling government properties without the concert of the government. Patrice Okello Lumumba, a well-known orator and a very educated kenyan lawyer once said” There is no magic in the ballot box, the mere fact that you have been elected as the people’s representative does not convert you into a wise person, you will always remain an elected dunderhead. The issue of President HH is neither here nor there, it is only a political issue aimed at diverting his attention from campaigning. Come rain season after a heavy down pour, he will be accused of raising dust when the very people knows very well that there cannot be dust when the ground is wet. Have a blessed day if at all you enjoyed my post.

  57. Niso Kodibba

    Its like HH knows a lot of evil secrets about these pf guys and they are scared that once he enters statehouse as a President of Zambia their heads will low(in total huge problems) that’s why they are working hard day and night killing themselves decampaigning HH-upnd..if HH stole during privatisation I’m sure he would have been prosecuted alongside ftj chiluba knowing a type of a person mwanawansa was(zero tolerance to corruption).. Ba pf just work hard to improve the economy people have eyes if u are good they will vote u to power again even without gunning your friend and rigging votes….nawankwi and kalumba help and advice pf on how to improve the economy, develop Zambia not on how to bring down HH it will not benefit Zambians… Chiluba was prosecuted but Zambia is still poor ..ba pf stop waisting our time us patriot Zambians ,stop discussing about HH everyday work in those offices and bring greener pastures to Zambia but as long as u are failures one day u will lose elections even not to HH and your sins will hurnt u.

  58. JMS

    Ortmar Hambale you are among the brilliant people who want to bring humanity in this country but these scavengers are trying hard to bring haterage, tribalism, hypocritism etc and many tend to bring all these because they are lazy. If I may ask who can rebuild a nation among all presidents we have analyze many of them and see what the own, some have improved due to that sit but if chance comes with grory some will never realize until that grory is taken away from you thats when you start complaining when you had the chance of holding up to it,shame. Where has wisdom, and education gone. Animals bring offsprings and abandons at a centern stage while the fight for themselves in life without realizing what will happen to them. But a human who accumulated the brain plus mind should know who can be our main prolific person to rebuild this nation as sata wanted, sometimes own children fail to accomplish what we needed much to do especially prodigal children who aren’t familiar with the region. Its unfortunately to have a person who may do things opposite from his/her father. Mostly this occurs due to imcopentence, greedy and ignorance of doing his father’s opinion.

  59. JMS

    If their was chance to group all those brainstorming in these issues you may notice how folish some people with good grades behave, you will be shocked to see some with good colourful neck ties but what the remove from their marsol is difficult to understand.

  60. Musanivute Nyirongo

    The main issue here is not about direct stealing but that did he declare interest in his dealing as the chairperson in the privatisation.

  61. awe

    foools

  62. awe

    the devil should feel pitty on nawakwi, ntewewe, tembo and kalumba. yes the devil should rejease them before they baptized and crowned as special shameless hypocrites and permanently join the corruption champions who are fake christians, as for you katele with tortoise you can stay. ecl , remember , the angeles are watching. you are diviating resources for corruption management and campaigns just to save your position. money for retired and now is diviated. you are hypocrites. nowander your so called national prayers are never answered and the economy has continued worsening. is seer 1 who has confused you . please leave hh otherwise after 11months you will not come and find the correct words to say “sorry to Barry, the shepherd . kachema musma” God turns can things upside down and your can away from at supernoval speed. ba former financ ministers ba katele na banwakwi nabapyafye and maybe they also not yet given fully their retirement dues

  63. Luapula

    2021 HH

    • JMS

      IT IS TRUE LUAPULA 2021.NOW I WONDER WHY LAWS ARE THEIR BUT MAIZE LEAVING THE COUNTRY IS SEEN ESPECIALLY IN LOSE PROVINCES AND MEASURES SIM TO BE FEVOURING CULPRITS.A MOUSE KNOWS WHERE ITS HOLE IS.

  64. Charles

    So, Levy broke the law to get support of Southern province but upheld the law to lose support of Luapula and Northern provinces. Makes no sense ba Kalumba.

  65. JMS

    Charles open your eyes luapula and northern looks has honestly and true loving people but are the mosty icridible provinces which has the most hypocrites which happens to make and convince the highly poverty people to hold on to meaningless people who Will destroy the nation in the end, I know the truth hates but in reality the truth creates improvement in someone’s life.

  66. JMS

    In reality,we only hear that Zambians haven’t got the habit of reading, now coming to the writers which writer has outlined the culture and behaviours of each trbe, but just see negatives against some, while some are saying the truth about others but others are their just to demororize others who have excellent behaviours,I wonder who says nice about the other but to me demorarizing doesn’t speak the truth because you are just trying to hide by conveniencing the client while knowing you are at fault ie these are thives, don’t eat with others, you see that eating with others is force accusation but being a thief is a belief.let go to tribalism, a tribalism person won’t practice tribalism because he or she accepts anyone progressive but if you not allowed to participate then you are regarded tribalist.check those holding hot posts

  67. Henry

    hh is the only one who can restore the economy u thieves have destroyed and we nkw u a playing a game to win our support but sorry us zambians we are very wise.

  68. JMS

    Katele kalumba has two (2) points here even a bind man can say that he has supported HH. but a fool can’t see the points. (1) privatisation occurred due to the country benefits. (2) after privatisation the country recorded progressive results. Now I can’t understand how stupid and useless people are to understand the progressive the nation was going through please writers are the one who should bring people to a stands still and make them understand but sorry no writers except one I come across and he wrote much about privatisation but still people never believed him the nice thing he mentioned was if being needed can prophecise again.thanks when the right witness is gone a perfect person sufers prosecution.

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