PF Dialogue process is a sham, maintains HH

PF Dialogue process is a sham, maintains HH


The withdrawal by some participants from the ongoing PF engineered and doctored so called National Dialogue Forum (NDF), has clearly vindicated our long held view that this whole process is a sham, mockery and a dubious attempt to legitimise dictatorship and criminality on our nation.

We cannot subject the constitutional making process to an exclusive club of the PF to the exclusion of other key stakeholders who have a broad based agenda for the greater good of all Zambians.

We insist on an all-inclusive constitutional making process that must be chaired by a neutral and credible arbitrator who are, in this case, the three church mother bodies who have previously shouldered this responsibility during critical and uncertain times in our nation’s history.

As citizens, we must not allow another mutilation of our country’s constitution by the PF regime like they did in 2016.

This country’s treasury is literally on its knees with no resources worth talking about, yet the PF are once again on a spending spree. This is a futile exercise that is already being discredited and will clearly fail to yield the much desired national consensus.

We urge all citizens to be alert and not be afraid to peacefully voice out their concerns against this violation and manipulation of a sacred document that will ultimately affect all of us in future.

*Hakainde Hichilema*
*UPND President*

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    Voodoist 2 weeks ago

    The church can’t chair this. They are too biased

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    BETTER MUST COME 2 weeks ago

    Indeed it is true that “this whole process is a sham, mockery and a dubious attempt to legitimize dictatorship and criminality in our nation”. When they were in opposition, the PF were given time and space to campaign by holding rallies almost at will; they insulted and mocked the then republican president Banda by calling him degrading names. But when the PF became the ruling party they criminalized all types of opposition and all types of meetings associated with the opposition. Any mockery of any PF office holder is now a criminal offence. In fact the mere mention of the word ‘Jemason’is now considered as criminal defamation. May the GOOD LORD our GOD ‘wipe’ tears from the faces of all Zambians.

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    But is staying away an answer? I doubt, how does that help us? We feel betrayed because you were supposed to take the bull by its horns right in that forum bwana. shame!!!

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    Miles Mulenga 2 weeks ago

    Replacing the responsibility of the NDF from PF to the three church bodies is a BAD idea – that is replacing one non-inclusive group with another non-inclusive group. Why don’t you discuss ideas like that with others before you launch them, HH? I fully concur with your viewpoint regarding the dictatorial NDF, but making the churches responsible for this is not an all-inclusive solution. Many Zambians will feel just as left out as they are now!


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    tione 2 weeks ago

    Deputy Ministers no please. Ministers in office after parliament has been dissolved no please.Hear us please.