LUSAKA, Friday, November 1, 2013 – His Excellency, Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has wondered why UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema always speaks with a sense of destruction and a gossip tone.
President Sata’s remarks come in the wake of Mr. Hichilema’s recent angry outbursts where he claimed instability in the governance system of the country.
The Head of State noted that Mr. Hichilema’s mainstay line of attack lately is that of agitation for discontent.
“But our comfort and strength lies in the Zambian people’s awareness that Mr. Hichilema is a bad political investment for his followers as well as a clueless political disaster bent on deliberately misleading the country,” the President said.
“We know that the most difficult test for any leader is dealing with the aftermath of an electoral defeat. Therefore, Mr. Hichilema is too angry to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country. He is so frustrated and when anger transforms into a full-blown rage, judgment and thinking becomes impaired and people are more likely to do and say unreasonable and irrational things. So let’s understand Mr. Hichilema from that perspective.”
President Sata reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to dialogue with various well-meaning stakeholders on key national issues.
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