National Restoration party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo says there was nothing impartial about UN resident coordinator Janet Rogan’s leaked email as it sounded like her routine way of reporting events.

On Friday, News Diggers published a leaked email which revealed that Rogan told the United Nations Headquarters in New York that opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was expected to be taken out of public visibility, regardless of court proceedings.

Rogan said this in her email to Valeria de Campos Mello who is the Senior Political Affairs Officer at the UN headquarters, which she sent on April 11, 2017, the same day Hichilema was arrested.

She reported that during the Mongu motorcade incident that led to the treason charge, Hichilema deliberately disobeyed police orders to drive faster and pave way for President Lungu, but instead slowed down in order to impede the Head of State from driving past him.

Rogan, who has come under fire for aligning herself with the Patriotic Front, further indicated that Hichilema’s “disrespectful behaviour” was as a result of his refusal to recognise President Lungu as duly elected Head of State.

In her report, the UN country chief never described the manner in which police broke into Hichilema’s house, but mentioned that officers teargased “unruly UPND cadres” who were rioting at Woodlands Police Station.

But in an interview, Chipimo said the email did not sound impartial.

“I don’t think it’s going to have any impact on UN support simply because one of their officials is being verbally questioned with regards to whether or not she was acting impartially or acting in a way that would appear to be partisan. These things are normal where you have this kind of tension and it’s very easy to misconstrue statements that might be made by one side. So I don’t see this affecting any of our relations with the UN. I think it would be a very different story if you had the ruling party making such allegations. The you might feel that there could be some implications to this as regards to UN interactions because the party in power happens to be the one that is being accused of as opposed to the opposition. So I don’t really see any of its short or long term implications. It may just have an impact on whether or not they can, if they want to be a part of the dialogue process. Any party that feels that they have an issue has a right to raise that issue. Whether it’s right or not is a different story. And I think that from what I read from the email that was leaked by your newspaper, I think that the conclusion that has been drawn both by yourselves and by the UPND is quite misleading from the email,” said Chipimo.

“There may be other correspondence that would suggest that there is some impartiality but certainly that email sounds to be quite routine in terms of reporting on events. And if you look at it all in its full context, you will see that you can interpret it either way. But from my point of view, it doesn’t sound impartial.”

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  1. This is confirmation of what Senior Chipimo once said during Kaunda era if people can be defending what they should not,”This is why African Leaders find themselves with a bullet in the Head.” And kaunda was so flabbergasted and fired Senior Chipimo and errested him.

  2. RIDICULOUS! IF ELIAS CHIPIMO CAN NOT SEE SUCH REPORTING WHICH IS BIASED THEN I DOUBT HIS JUDGEMENTAL CAPABILITY. HH HAD JUST BEEN ARRESTED. QUESTION IS HOW DID JANET ROGAN KNOW THE SECRET MOTIVE FOR THE PF CREATING THE MONGU CONFUSION AND ARREST OF HH UNLESS SHE WAS PRIVY OF SUCH DIABOLIC SECRET MANEUVERS TO TAKE HH OUT OF PUBLIC VISIBILITY UNTIL 2021. TO TELL YOU ELIAS HH WOULD NOT NO ORDINARY PF LEADER KNEW OF THIS PLAN EXCEPT A FEW DEVILS WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXTINCTION OF HH. MR.CHIPIMO, HOW DOES ROGAN FIT INTO THIS? SHE WAS PART OF THE GROUP.

  3. Chipimo should grow up and begin to learn that he will never grow his party by being on the opposite side of the opposition. Let him also, like Nawakwi join PF and Milupi will then join UPND. Then we can share the country accordingly.

  4. For heavens sake , Elias stop down grading your dads’ name ! You are a very silly little boy trying to hide into your fathers’ great strides ! Your dad was our hero (I personally admired the man ) His use of English words , or the grammar he used was something to reckon with ! Man of great wisdom . He was proud to be black and knew his rights .He was fearless , not u dander head punky kid. Dictator Kaunda hated him – but we gave our unflinching support till Kk freed him from that famous penitentiary. But u ka Elias , are nowhere near your dads, shoes . Stop it , don’t embarrass us no more .

  5. ELIAS, YOU ARE RENDERING YOURSELF MORE IRRELEVANT BY DEFENDING THE UNDEFENDABLE. SOME OF US HAVE WORKED IN FOREIGN. WE CAN CONFIRM THAT SHE ERRED. WHAT WAS HER REASONS FOR HIDING THE REPORT. THE UN IS SUPPOSED TO BE NEUTRAL AND BE ON THE SIDE OF JUSTICE AND TRUTH. AFTER THE NULLIFICATION OF THE ELECTION BY THE SUPREME COURT IN KENYA, THE CARTER CENTRE APOLOGISED FOR THE WRONG STATEMENT THEY HAD MADE.

  6. The UN and its affiliates world wide stand for strife to dehumanize God’s creation . Those Jesuits at the UN headquarters run the UN on their own terms . There has never been a time when good reports have been issued by these UN affiliates . Look at the Carter Center on Kenya , they are never neutral , but biased all the time . Remember that Jesuits work to the contrary , it’s their agenda & business for the New World Order . I repeat the UN does not stand for world peace , don’t ask me , ask the Jesuits . Rogan is a Jesuit agent ,, friends get my reasoning , it’s real .

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