Edgar Lungu is  having sleepless nights about our growing popularity, United Party for National Development (UPND) torch-bearer Hakainde Hichilema  has vowed.

And a swift action from professional and alert police outside the Olympic  Africa Centre stopped the PF cadres from disrupting the UPND card renewal exercise.

Meanwhile, Hichilema fondly referred to as HH in the political cycles has reaffirmed UPND’s  commitment in the dialogue process, in his desire to end political violence that  has persisted since the last disputed elections.

Speaking during the UPND card renewal exercise in Lusaka’s  Mandevu compound, Hichilema said President Lungu is threatening judges and making inconsistent statements over his 2021 bid because he is feeling the  heat over  UPND  growing popularity following his unlawful incarceration.

Hichilema said President Lungu dreams about him because he is putting him under ‘extreme pressure.’

“Mutulo ba Lungu bo niona. Pakudwa sima ponse boniona tabaika mu pressure(President Lungu sees me in his dreams. Even when he is eating Nshima, he sees me. We have put him under  pressure), no wonder he is threatening judges,” Hichilema said.

The entrepreneur-cum-politician  said the party will ensure that it touches all parts of the country in its party renewal exercise.

The UPND strongman said mobilization of the party is an ongoing process and urged party members to preach the ten point plan to the unconverted.

At a same event some FDD members resigned to join the UPND.

And Hichilema says he is still  commitment to the  dialogue process, brokered by Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland and Zambia Conference for Catholic Bishops president Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu.

He said it is only through dialogue that political violence can come to an end.

Hichilema said his party does not condone political violence.

“We want political violence to come to an end,” he said

And a swift action from the Zambia police service prevented the PF cadres, ferried from Ng’ombe to disrupt the event.

Cadres armed with machetes and all sorts of offensive weapons were met with stiff resistance from the uncompromising policemen and women.

The PF cadres were seen  roughing up one of  Hichilema’s supporter who  was clad in the UPND regalia at the bus stop.

But the police  appearance on the scene scared away the  PF cadres who run in  all directions.

“It is not the UPND who are provoking violence but  these notorious boys of Kennedy Kamba and Jean Kapata. I hear most of them have come from Ng’ombe to disrupt there friend’s meeting. We are not going to allow that. Just wait for my signal, tizaombela umodzi wamene sazakala na mwai. (will shot at one of them who is not lucky) to send a message to their bosses. No, there is no way that  we can be dancing to politicians’ tunes. Moreover, I am retiring in the next few years, so I don’t want anyone to spoil my retirement,” a senior officer was overheard by these Kitwe Times Journalists after giving an update to his superiors.

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30 COMMENTS

  1. Tawonga, twarumba, twatasha, tumezi ahulu,gratse, thank you, sibongile. Thus how a professional pensionable police officers work. Definately it won’t be the current regime that will be there when you shall retire. Act professionally, your retirement and employment is guaranteed. Above all you will eat your retirement in Zambia and NOT as a refugee. Together we shall secure our beloved country. Adios!!!

  2. Well done Police Officers, for putting these homohabilis and primitive thugs who wanted to disturb there friends card renewal exercise. Mwagwira nchto. These PF thugs should not be allowed to be terrorizing innocent people. Arrest them so that they learn that Zambia is a democracy and not a one party state.

  3. i thought he was going to talk about convention in UPND, call for a convention now we are ready to finance it . Vote GBM under UPND ticket 2021.

  4. It’s you HH who is having sleepless nights because you want to become president . Him ELC has done it and that’s the last deal on earth apart from salvation .
    It’s like you getting mad and need medical attention Ka HH , that’s why you cry after announcing election results coz crowds fool your brain too much

  5. H.H. spent alot of time talking about President Lungu but this will not help develop our country…much as it is the nature of politics in Zambia l would encourage him to concentrate on fundamental issues affecting the Zambian people…

  6. He fears a convention because he knows GBM kuti amunaya, 6.5 to 3.5 provinces can replicate in UPND and to make the matters worse each province will contribute same number of delegates, nothing like more from southern province, Convention now, Vote for GBM under UPND ticket 2021.

  7. samson it ecl who is having sleepless nights . look there is pressure from the copperbelt because of ck and musenge , there is pressure from lusaka upnd and there is pressure from parliament some voting with the opposition can you just imagine. pressure from all over, you cant withstand it. kikikiki

  8. Time for a convention is now, whoever reads on this forum please advise Sammy to call for a convention, he should not cheat himself that he is more popular than others when he does not know the one who is going to stand under PF ticket, He does not read the politics of Zambia properly, ECL won’t stand and deliberately they don’t want reveal the one who is going to stand on PF ticket, so that Sammy wastes his energy on wrong target. Remember ECL emerged victorious after 20 days of campaign in 2015. Vote for GBM under UPND ticket.

  9. Don’t feel comfortable about the efforts Kambwili and Musenge are doing in Copperbelt, because the one who is going to stand under PF will reconcile with them, so want kambwili and Musenge are doing is to disadvantage UPND. Mark my words.

  10. I like HH…I really do and want him to be the next president. However at the way he is conducting himself, he may lose the 2021 general elections. People are looking for an alternative government that can end the rot we have endured under PF. HH must start telling people how he is going to fix the problems and not keep reminding them of the problems….they already know the problems. HH much reach out to the ordinary people on the street. Stop the “wall street” and “paradise papers” talk…they dont understand and dont care about that. Poverty and unemployment is the main issue, fixing the mining industry is another issue. How are we going to transform the industry for equitable share of our resource wealth? How are we going to transform the agri-sector to empower our rural population? How are we going to facilitate industralization and promote manufacturing?. Although I agree that you may have been robbed of victory in the last general elections, pursuing the petition the way you are doing makes it look like you are fighting a personal fight and not the peoples fight for economic emancipation. I urge campagain managers if he has any to draw a convincing strategy that will draw people across the entire population spetrum to vote for UPND. Change now or Kambwili will unsurp you because he is street wise and talks about what people want to hear. However dont be like Kambwili but rather preach change and clear policy directions that will affect that change…Good luck and remember Zambia is behind you. Dont disappoint.

  11. Don’t appease him, what will make HH to lose the next election is failure to hold a convention, people wonder who are holding the positions in UPND executive, for example who are the chairmen for Agriculture, Commerce, lands, Legals affairs. Defence and Securiry, Social services, education, labour etc, you will find that these are from the three regions and by mistake if he wins the same will be the Ministers, So he fears that if he calls for the convention the executive will be automatically replaced by other people from the seven provinces. Vote for GBM under UPND ticket 2021

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