HH receives Mpongwe defectors, tells Sata to come out and stop merely peeping in cameras during swearing-in ceremonies

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defector 1Former District Commission for Mpongwe and Lufwanyama Miniver Mutesa today led a delegation of 240 defectors from other political parties to join the UPND.

Mrs. Mutesa who contested as independent candidate for Lufwanyama and emerged number two led a group of defectors from MMD, PF, ADD, and FDD.

The defectors were welcomed by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and urged them to continue recruiting more members so that the fight against oppression under president Michael Sata.

And Mr. Hichilema said he was saddened by misrepresentation and twisting of facts by the Post newspaper over the sex remark and challenged journalist to play their recorders and check if there was any mention of sex in his last press briefing.

Mr. Hichilema said he merely urged people to tell their spouses that if they continued singing ‘donchi kubeba’ in homes, there would be nothing in those homes.

And the UPND president has advised president Michael Sata to come out in the open and face the many challenges affecting the country than merely peeping in front of television cameras and microphones during swearing-in ceremonies.

Reacting to Sata’s threats to introduce UNIP style price controls in a free market economy, Mr. Hichilema said leadership was more than merely issuing directives behind the comforts of State House walls where everything is paid for.

He said it was important for Mr. Sata and his PF to seriously take stock of the available maize in the country, if there was any left, otherwise all the moves aimed at so called ‘operation flood the market’ to reduce the price will be temporal and futile.

“The biggest question Mr. Sata and his PF administration should be asking now is whether the country still has enough maize and other essential food reserves? How much will remain under this ‘operation flood the market’ and how long will the nation need to consume before the next harvest season which is only expected around April 2013?

defector 2Assuming all the maize is carelessly offloaded now for what seems to be political reasons and conveniences, does the country have sufficient stop-gap measures to avert eminent hunger,” Mr. Hichilema asked.

Mr. Hichilema has warned that without proper planning, prices of mealie meal and other essential commodities will never come down, just like was the case with the US dollar the PF offloaded on the market from the foreign reserves and other measures such as the statutory instrument banning use of foreign currency.

He said besides maize shortages that have already been subsidized by government, there were other economical fundamentals that were driving the price of mealie meal such as high production and transportation costs under the PF regime that needs to address.

He said he expects more from Mr. Sata and his PF government who campaigned on the premise of being experienced in government than the current haphazard way of doing things devoid of proper planning.

According to Mr. Hichilema, the PF was more pre-occupied with suppressing the opposition and poaching their members through costly schemes and bye-elections that only benefit a few people but are a huge drain on the national treasury.

He gave an example of North-western province where 15 out of the 25 wards, Mwinilunga (5), Kabompo East-now Manyinga district (6), Kabompo West (3) and Chavuma (1) were induced by defections to PF save for one in Chavuma whose councilor died.

It is really absurd that instead of settling to address serious national issues of education, health care, food and sanitation, Mr. Sata was feeling nice to waste meager resources by simulating more defections and increase representations at various levels.

He said it was also now clear that even the so-called new districts being created were mere political wings or branches of PF campaign centers as opposed to meaningful planned development agendas

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111 Responses to HH receives Mpongwe defectors, tells Sata to come out and stop merely peeping in cameras during swearing-in ceremonies

  1. And how true it is, govt is looking at temporal measures to control the prices especially of mealie meal, but have they really investigated to know what is causing this? what is the current status of the maize stock ? And it must be noted that the rains havnt looked promising this farming season, have they looked at how they shall contain the current shortage and the shortfall we shall be likely to have come next year?

    suggestor - December 28, 2012
    22:01

    • Is there any government to answer those serious questions? Do you think a constable can answer them ? NOT AT ALL!

      Zozifunila paku vota - December 28, 2012
      22:27

  2. BUT SOME MPS ARE REALLY FOOLISH,HERE IN EASTERN PROVINCE WE DO NT WANT NOSENSE WASTING MONEY WHILE WE ARE SUFFERING WITH POVERTY.AARON AT NYANJE

    AARON - December 28, 2012
    21:33

  3. Satan is pugging at state house,viva hakainde

    hakaloba - December 28, 2012
    21:20

  4. you know what, life and politics are two different things, Sata is not aware of the issues that are happening on the ground because the paliamenterian who ware suppose to handle maters are scramboling for Deputy Ministerial positions to fatening their beries. i thank HH,Milupi and Mumba for telling the truth, Please dont vote for wealth hunters like Namulambe Gabril. look future not personal interests.

    obasanjo - December 28, 2012
    21:15

  5. In coming president. Whether critics likes it or not, HH is the next president. He is more focused and willing to develop this nation of Zambia. I and my family have pledged total support for HH. This is HH’s time.

    Ngalande Lukuku - December 28, 2012
    21:02

    • You always pledge your support but that does not change a thing

      Doomsday Prepper - December 29, 2012
      08:20

  6. That was good mr.HH. Find a credible candiate for Mpongwe. Can we push in Matambo Elisha please. He is a parliamentary material. Zambiaaaaa! Forward!…

    Muwelewele - December 28, 2012
    20:55

  7. CONFUSION ALREADY,WILL IT BE UPND OR MMD FEATURING?MAPENZI TAA.

    IDRIS - December 28, 2012
    20:51

    • UPND and PF are two deferent parties, No confusion ba nene.

      Zambian youth - December 28, 2012
      21:34

    • HAVING FOLLOWED YOUR COMMENTS I NOW UNDERSTAND YOU.I THOUGHT YOU WERE GIVING GENUINE COMMENTS NOW I SEE. FOR YOU ANYTHING UPND IS BAD. SO I WILL STOP HELPING YOU TO UNDERSTAND ISSUES SINCE AM NON PARTISAN.

      MegaMind - December 28, 2012
      22:00

    • it will be the turn of UPND, NO NEED FOR MAPENZI TAA..

      NewZambia - December 28, 2012
      22:22

  8. HH the only answer to save zambia frm dictatorship. Mrs Makasa came # 2 likely winer Feb by election not that thief. Tenacity of satan without education is dangerous.

    Mulendema - December 28, 2012
    19:02

  9. Imwe, Sata national president? He is the most nepotistic president Zambia ha ever had. Ati I balance brains but the only brains he has found in abundance are Bemba with a sprinkling of Easterners and very, very few of other tribes. Anyone who can’t see this nepotism is either blind, or most probably very stupid. Central Statistics Office should carry out a survey, even census, of the appointments. The very few Lozis appointed, one Tonga at ZNBC etc should actually be ashamed of the tokenism they represent in the PF government. Vukani maZambia!

    Ku Masangalatoni--Lekeni HH ateke - December 28, 2012
    18:57

  10. U people can insult,bafikala learn to reconcile.anyway sata is president as at now.Zonda uzalema.

    Map - December 28, 2012
    18:47

  11. Congeatulatons

    Sosa - December 28, 2012
    17:56

  12. How can we beat PF like this? Where is the unity?

    SHOKO SHOKO - December 28, 2012
    17:35

  13. koma muzivuta you are very sure ati 2016 in mpongwe u will shed tears like Bwezani watch the pace.ithe truth pains

    suggestor - December 28, 2012
    17:22

    • boss i think u ve got my identity, clearly u r not me

      suggestor - December 28, 2012
      22:06

  14. PF! Its like a football fan who shouts and holas from the terraces to players on the pitch and thinks he can do better! but then if brought into the game he lasts 3 minutes, tongue out, sweating and hands on his knees, appealing to the technical bench to substitute him!

    zilira mbombo - December 28, 2012
    17:17

  15. Iyi wa lasa Mr President. This is more Presidential than issuing commands and threats while peeping @ cameras from statehouse

    Julius Malema - December 28, 2012
    17:04

    • If people were paid to think,the more you think the more money you get the pf interim committee will be the least paid on earth. Worse still their president. Shame man!

      tonto - December 28, 2012
      19:10

  16. IT IS EITHER PF GETS WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING OR BE MOVED OUT SOONER THAN …….

    THE CHOICE IS THEIRS

    Licholocholo - December 28, 2012
    16:53

  17. ehe-ehee-ehe-eh-eh-eg let us hope the pf pipo wont feel their asses itching after getting that news from the incoming presdo.
    mr hh why didnt you tell him to stope ukwanizing the nation and reduce meallie meal price.

    one zambia 72 nations - December 28, 2012
    16:47

  18. By 12:47 hrs today, HEMCS accummulated more insults than any zambian president has ever accummulated during their tenure. Congrats big man, your name now goes in history as th country’s worst president ever!

    CAREFUL WITH INSIDERS - December 28, 2012
    16:47

  19. The truth is that, Sata can never and will never save this country economically.. The man doesn,t understand any mathematics on development…. Please my fellow citizens, avoid being cheated and stop embracing this visionless leader… Sata is totally dull and will make this country suffer more…. Don,t support people just because they are yo tribemates, u,ll not eat them when poverty strikes…… Think and use yo brains wisely….

    Fearless - December 28, 2012
    16:47

  20. tell them mr presdo,why didnt you also tell him to stop ukwanizing the nation and being frivorass,
    just get moooooooooore strong-no fear go go go go goooooooooooooooooooo sata is going nowhere.
    pf plz expel lubinda from your party,that man is not pf class

    one zambia 72 nations - December 28, 2012
    16:40

  21. Any sane Zambian either in dictatorial PF or opposition should be able to realise that this government has failed in the last one year. You do not need me, Sansakuwa to open your eyes that this have gone to the dogs and the dogs are enjoying at the expense of the Zambian people.

    Sansakuwa Chikala - December 28, 2012
    16:36

  22. @John Kabitisha, you must be an alien from hell. Demonic muppet! Why insult an innocent woman, whom you do not know? You don’t even know whether she’s alive or dead. As much as I do not support the PF, I would not associate myself with an idiot like you. Its even a shame that you decide to use a prophet’s identity as your blog name.

    Czar - December 28, 2012
    16:32

  23. Taking comments as votes HH has beaten Sata with a big margin. HH president 2016

    Jap - December 28, 2012
    16:31

    • Have you forgotten Mufumbwe? Everyone thought PF had lost. Let’s not get carried away, HH still needs to do a lot to convince these bemba’s.

      beeds - December 28, 2012
      21:15

      • correction Mpongwe is in the heart of Lambaland and as one who has lived among the Lamba i can say PF is non existent in rural copperbelt .The lamba folks voted for MMD and they do not trust PF ,they were vindicated in not voting for sata .His PF does not have a single lamba person,the Lamba chiefs were invited to state house and they gave sata a piece of their mind that he was not running the country properly as his govt is an exclusivist one predominated by one tribe the Lamba’s are excluded.The visit of the Lamba chiefs was not carried on national media because of the negative reception they gave SATA

        CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY - December 28, 2012
        22:21

  24. sata is furious how could the police alow H.h to welcome defector public order act didnt work today.merry x.mas and happy pure 2013 to watchdog,blogers,inteligence and all zambians from ZAMBIAN CHANGE group on f.b

    mario mutanuka - December 28, 2012
    16:29

  25. sata is furious how could the police alow H.h to welcome defector public order act didnt work today

    mario mutanuka - December 28, 2012
    16:27

  26. God’s time is the best
    Zambia shall be saved.

    faith of our fathers - December 28, 2012
    16:19

  27. waiting 4 u in chipata 2 receive mangani & many more defectors

    easterner - December 28, 2012
    16:13

  28. True no insult, just sound and mature advice.go hh go

    Old madala - December 28, 2012
    16:13

  29. hahahahahahahah, peeping in cameras during swearing in ceremonies…………..

    samba - December 28, 2012
    16:12

  30. Ba Galu, where are my comments kanshi?

    Komakoma - December 28, 2012
    16:01

    • But I can see your useless comment here. Iwe ndiwe galu yachibemba

      Bokoseni Mwale - December 28, 2012
      19:45

  31. I like the way HH does his maths.atleast he knows that 1+1 =2.not the directives we are getting from state house were he is telling his ministers to do a 2-9,not knowing that it will be a -7.CNP indeed

    Mr Kiss - December 28, 2012
    16:00

  32. Zambia 4wad

    chichi - December 28, 2012
    16:00

  33. I like the way HH does his maths.atleast he knows that 1+1 =2.not the directives we are getting from state house were he is telling his ministers to do a 2-9,not knowing that it will be a -7

    Mr Kiss - December 28, 2012
    16:00

  34. Good one incoming presido…

    KAY - December 28, 2012
    15:43

  35. keep the numbers of those defectors so that you can compare them well with the deficit you shall have on 29 Feb 2013 coz tsunami is passing through mpongwe!

    NDOLO - December 28, 2012
    15:42

    • Banoko spoon mukanyohh.just watch the tsunami

      john kabatisha - December 28, 2012
      16:00

      • NO NEED OF INSULTING HIS MOTHER JUST PUT ACROS YOU POINT.EVERY MOTHER IS OUR MOTHER.

        RASTA MAN - December 28, 2012
        16:47

        • Correct.

          Black Bull. - December 28, 2012
          19:23

        • You can tell that this blogger is UPND. Even their president insults!

          Akamunofu Kalowa - December 28, 2012
          20:53

      • John banoko times two no insults baba

        tonto - December 28, 2012
        19:31

  36. Amuboole tubeleke!

    Muunga a matwi abacizakala - December 28, 2012
    15:41

  37. NCP at operational floods. Viiiva HH

    Kapatyapatya - December 28, 2012
    15:41

  38. I salute u HH. Continue to hit the Idiot. The truth of the matter is that all the newly created districts are pf campaigning centres and creating employment for the pf cadres. this idiot has taken us for granted. we need a sound opposition to take this devil to task. the chap is not ashamed of his stupidity. what kind of a president has never held a press conference and running away from journalists for questions concerning the state of affairs in the country. its now 1 yr 3 months down the line busy swearing in his minions and idiots at the same time on the expense of development. sata u are foolish and u are not fit to be president. U are a wizard and u killed chiluba through mwamba. God will punish u.

    Kahilu Chelu - December 28, 2012
    15:39

  39. Looks like Zed politics are all about defections! We all want to outdo each other in defecting? I guess I can’t blame the politicians since this is the game of the moment.

    DC - December 28, 2012
    15:37

  40. Editor stop blocking pipoz comments, allow pipo to express their views freely. Ur not different from PF who oppresses whoever says sumthng against them? Its called democracy and freedom of expression!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    EX ZIT - December 28, 2012
    15:37

  41. HH put more pressure so that these liers can minimise stealing! ati ba pf! ma rubbish yeka-yeka! POOR FINNISHING (PF)

    no vundu - December 28, 2012
    15:37

    • Ofcourse more pressure to the tire that looks tired

      tonto - December 28, 2012
      19:43

  42. Ur a fool cant u talk without tribalism? Foolish idiot

    EX ZIT - December 28, 2012
    15:34

  43. Well reasoned young man HH you have my vote.

    Kikiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii - December 28, 2012
    15:32

  44. Katuya nobasakwa, we can not wait for 2016 zambia forward go HH go we are behind UPND till we reach state house

    Former student 2003 intake - December 28, 2012
    15:30

  45. ‘operation flood the market’ has winded up flooding the market with lager not mealie meal

    kays - December 28, 2012
    15:23

  46. Good reasoning, mature and constructive criticism.

    kams - December 28, 2012
    15:20

  47. Nice one mr president !

    London - December 28, 2012
    15:20

    • You really need to find your path if you can not appreciate that a club can have a president; a debating society, a political party, etc. need i put more examples?

      fumbi - December 28, 2012
      15:37

      • of course not-incomparable as one is more intelligent than the other as a matter of fact, except do you mean HH is the president for lambas or for all tribes in Zambia…?

        Chloe O'brian - December 28, 2012
        15:55

      • National President when he was elected by only 43%? He is a minority president who was elected using a bad constitution which allows a president to be elected on less than 51% of the votes cast. Do not ignore the 57% who voted against him.

        anyaprawo - December 28, 2012
        16:48

      • SATA! he is a tribalist, won elections thru Bemba tribalism, went to state house escorted by Bemba trbalists! Now rules the Bemba style, but reality has rudely opened to him,only education AND NOT monkey intelligence can help u hold press conferences, even outside state house the air around HH is so presidential

        T.H - December 28, 2012
        17:30

      • That was then we talking about now. Sata has lost it nolonger vibe but dirt mop hang if hate it

        tonto - December 28, 2012
        19:58

  48. Issue based talks

    John - December 28, 2012
    15:19

  49. now thats the president talking, Viiiiiiva HH!!!

    Chloe O'brian - December 28, 2012
    15:17

  50. wa lasa

    Real Patriot - December 28, 2012
    15:16

    • @pathfinder, HH has never insulted President Sata and neither is he rude. Its people like you who perceive whatever HH says as being rude. The man is just pointing out the facts. PF needs to improve on governing our country. We expect PF to be better than MMD.

      Never Mind - December 28, 2012
      15:55

    • Damn it sata is rude rogue president was worse in opposition unfortunately the insolence usherd him in. Shame !

      tonto - December 28, 2012
      20:07

    • NAIMWE the person who insulted others is sata ,remember RB and Nyamasoya? Levy and cabbage? sata is called ukwa and CNP because of calling others names.SATA IS REAPING A HUNDREDFOLD WHAT HE SOWED!

      CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY - December 28, 2012
      22:24

    • Pathfinder, you really need to find your path because right now you are a fool and an idiot who cant understand what is being said.

      Koonje Bred - December 30, 2012
      19:23