HH has nothing to do with BP pension fund – Kakoma

HH has nothing to do with BP pension fund – Kakoma

13267941_1163841226999959_8683503043597211328_n 13260248_1163841216999960_5288759652188026486_n 13244624_1163841263666622_522322751810171589_nThe UPND has rubbished state sponsored hate speech that Hakainde Hichiliema owns, or is a trustee of Saturnia Regna Pension Fund which is said to owe some former BP workers money.

And the Watchdog has established the the lies were concocted by ex-convict Richard Sakala, the owner of Daily Nation working with Chishimba Kambwili, Emmanuel Mwamba and Frank Bwalya as a smear campaign.

And the Watchdog understands that HH has instructed his lawyer to sue and pursue for both criminal and private trespass any PF cadre who will go to disturb his family at his residence.

As can be seen from today’s Daily Nation on page 14, Expendito Chipalo the PF cadre who is also a correspondent (employees) for Sakala is also the so called complainant in the matter. He is the same person quoted in the PF media ZNBC, Times of Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail, and he is the same person who went to HH’s house with PF cadre-journalists.

The Daily Nation paid PF cadre journalists Expendito Chipasha Chipalo writes “The Trouble Shooter” column specialising in scandalising Mr. Hichilema and the UPND leadership while at the sametime is now the complainant who drafted the PF petition with Sakala and Emmanuel Mwamba while Kambwili ordered the PF media to cover the event.

ZNBC’s Brian Mwale, Anord Tutu, Yotamu Mugara, Bangwe Naville now belong to one of the PF WhatsApp group called ‘The Press’ where they plan the evil smear campaigns together with Oscar Malipenga from Daily Nation and Zambia Daily Mail’s Kelvin Chongo.

Brian Mwale of ZNBC as can be seen from these photos where he is with outgoing President Edgar Lungu at some function is the same one who led other journalists together with Daily Nation columnist Chipalo.

This is how desperate the PF leadership can be with their cadre journalists.

And the UPND has rubbished the allegations in the statement below:

OFFICIAL STATEMENT
Response to Pension Fund Accusations
We can categorically state that Mr. Hakainde Hichiliema does not own, nor is he a trustee of, Saturnia Regna Pension Fund, as has been reported by various media outlets including ZNBC, the Daily Mail and the Daily Nation.

He has nothing to do with the fund and we find it offensive that individuals appear to be exploiting this case for political advantage in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the PF’s poor track record in office.

Furthermore, we understand that the trustees of the fund itself will be issuing a statement in due course to clarify their own position.

The public media that reported this story without checking their facts must remember it is their duty to be non-partisan in their reporting.

We are saddened that our opponents would rather talk rumour and gossip than policies and plans and suggest that the PF returns its focus to the billions of kwacha government currently owes unpaid Zambian pensioners as a matter of urgency.

Stephen Katuka
UPND Secretary General

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