Withdrawal of Zambeef products benefits HH directly and hugely

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The on-going campaign against ZAMBEEF by the Post Newspaper and its partners in the PF regime has led to meat companies owned by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema sale more beef and thereby earn huge profits.

Following the accusation that the beef products imported by ZAMBEEF contain aromatic aldehyde, a chemical, which the Post and PF say, is used to embalm dead bodies; Zambeef withdrew all its imported beef products from shelves across the country.

ZAMBEEF withdrew the products to enable the PF Government fully investigate the allegations.

Zambeef also sent samples for testing to internationally accredited laboratories in South Africa and Germany and insisted that its products were fit for human consumption.

But the Post newspaper already has the results of the investigations and as expected, the claim that their assertions are true.

But the withdrawal of ZAMBEEF products has directly and hugely benefited Hakainde Hichilema.

Hakainde Hichilema is the second largest supplier of beef products in Zambia. The first is ZAMBEEF.

But now that ZAMBEEF has been targeted, more than 60 per cent of the products withdrawn and consumers generally suspicious of ZAMBEEF products due the malicious campaign; the beef products from Hichilema’s farms are in top demand.

According to information released by president Michael Sata ealier this year,  Hichilema has ranches holding over 90,000 cattle in Central and Southern provinces valued at over K360 billion.

The UPND leader has four ranches in Choma operating as HH farm and Blukes farm which has 20,000 animals and another three ranches in Kalola, Chibombo district, property numbers F/1604/A, F/2270/A and F/9184 with thousands of animal among other ranches.

From these ranches, Hichilema supplies butcheries and abattoirs along the line of rail with steady beef.

In a feat of jealousy and bitterness, Sata told the country that Hichilema has more cattle than all the farmers in Southern province put together.

He said he was surprised that Hichilema was richer than people who have worked in formal employment for many years.  Ignorance is a serious disease.

A check by the Watchdog in outlets in Lusaka and the Copperbelt showed that in the past few days, beef products from Hichilema’s farms have been running out of stock due to popular demand.

Some quarters of society believe that ZAMBEEF has been targeted because Sata and Fred M’membe think Hichilema owns ZAMBEEF.


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111 Responses to Withdrawal of Zambeef products benefits HH directly and hugely

  1. Just why we are drying fast bcoz of the meat we eat from hachikala hachipoloi farm,sharm on you money makes matole yenu

    mwansa - June 24, 2013

  2. I want Testacles of a Cattle from HH’s farm.
    Am seeing a Ghost smiling which look like HH.The real HH does not smile

    malabwa fenny - June 24, 2013

  3. So what if HH’S sales goes up? 2016 tuzamudwela po tundalama take.We come and chew his beef profit.We aply dont kubebaon him ,ie HH.Ka under 5.Ka HH swine lyobe.Idiot

    malabwa fenny - June 24, 2013

  4. ok its fine

    dinadina - June 24, 2013

  5. I thougt ZAMBEEF was a friend of Sata through his friend, the late Irwin. Remember, Sata was even the Pall bearer during Irwin’s funeral. ZAMBEEF could even have contributed to PF’s win in 2011. Could ZWD dig a bit on this please.

    Ngoni Zealot - June 24, 2013

  6. The offals are dried up, crushed in form of powder and mixed and are used for feed other animals like pigs and horses in developed countries.so Zambeef convinced those chaps that these products actually can still be eated by zambian population since there is very huge demnad, so you see people, these products which they have taken outside the country for tests are already replaced, so we expect the answer to be obvious; good for human consuption. these chaps will contaminate and kill us

    zbwa - June 24, 2013

  7. which butcheries does HH supply so we can start buying from them, no more zambeef

    beat them - June 24, 2013

  8. Rather let HH make the money which will stay in Zambia than ZAMBEEF who are more likely to send it out of the country. If Ukwa and his colleagues are behind the campaign, then it was a good mistake to benefit the brother! If ZAMBEEF are found wanting, they must be closed and senior management charged with criminal injuria for selling meat impregnated with harmful chemicals that is reported to cause cancer.

    Mulenga Chilufya - June 24, 2013

  9. I have never been a fun of HH but if it is true let him benefit after all he is a Zambian.

    Pathfinder - June 24, 2013

  10. Ni kanani aka kachensele kwati ka ng’wena muli tie?

    Zigo - June 24, 2013

  11. So whats wrong here?. let the sadist make more money cos he needs it for another 2016 election loss. Tukalya nankwe let him make us some mullah!!!!!

    Former Tonga - June 24, 2013

  12. besides,zambeef pays a lot of tax and plays a major role in our economy… a lot of families depend on zambeef,PF is well aware of tht fact so i dont think the gvment wud mak up such a story, thy wil have to do something abt it tho, something serious bt closing it down wil be a major blow..

    sk - June 24, 2013

    • but let them do a genuin bussiness and think of the lives of the consumers lest all there customers die and there remains no one to buy their produst. this issue should be analysed seriously.

      heaven ova me - June 24, 2013

  13. If the destruction of Zambeef is political agenda then shame on the PF government. Want surprises me is how cheap some Zambian people are… they support even what is clearly immoral. The price for that is that you will live and die in a poor and undeveloped country…

    Disaster Manager - June 24, 2013

  14. After realizing that popularity losing is at hand, you (PF) start exhibiting decisive care for Zambians by put the employments of zambeef at stake. PF learn to take advice, that is what democracy is all about.

    RICHKAY - June 24, 2013

  15. @ Zambia twanaka,are u normal or ur so dump that u cant value ur life??? Did Zambeef fund PF in exchange for ur life?? U might be fool as u have shown but PF will still protect and care for idiots like u who care less for themselves..

    Pelekelo - June 24, 2013

  16. shit…

    Beef - June 24, 2013

  17. The thing is when problem come in let it be solved.zambeef is very wrong how do import un tensed

    Food products last year it was diseased cattle from Tanzania .too bad to this company.let HH benfit
    and we have good meat as zambian people

    true man - June 24, 2013

    • You have really made my day, whatever you are saying!kikikikikikiki!!

      neverseenanidiotlikeyouallmylife! - June 24, 2013

  18. yes close zambeef its run by foreigners robbing our country and they dont give a sh..t about our zambians!

    kuchenjela - June 24, 2013

  19. Eye on zambeef products

    Honest malambo - June 24, 2013

  20. This is good for the country! That is what we want to consume safe and non-toxical beef! Keep it up HH, please feed the nation with safe beef. While you say the Post already have the so called results of the investigations, I don’t seem to find sense in you calling this a malicious campaign! I hope you do realise if you read between the lines that you as WD also have passed judgement and you believe ZAMBEEF is not wanting!…let the samples be analysed only then can you comment in an opiniated manner as always!

    idiot - June 24, 2013

  21. Who said HH never smile? May be am becoming blind!

    Nyati - June 24, 2013

  22. The beauty of PF is that it is putting the Zambian people first despite the political affiliation. Bravo PF let us show them that we are after developing Zambia and not cheap politicking. With the savings from the subsides let us sweep the country so that we do not even campaign come 2016.

    abasuma - June 24, 2013

  23. It is surprising considering that ZAMBEEF was one of the companies that financed the PF campaign. Kwena Mmembe Mwana wakwa satana.

    zambia twanaka - June 24, 2013

    • Does that guarantee them to feed you and your family with ”laced” beef? Get a life!

      neverseenanidiotlikeyouallmylife! - June 24, 2013