UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says his party has got no legal, moral desire, intention, or capacity to interfere with the selection or removal of any traditional leader.
Hichilema in a statement said his jurisdiction only ends at working all traditional leaders and other stakeholders in fostering economic and social development to benefit all citizens in the country regardless of ethnic, religious, political, and other affiliations or artificial boundaries.
“We simply have no legal, moral desire or other basis to carry out such a mission. In as far as we are concerned, this is unattainable and well outside our cherished values, virtues and aspirations,” Hichilema said.
He said that he is aware of the desperation by some of his political opponents who want to drive a wedge of hatred against fellow citizens.
” For the record, I as Hakainde Hichilema, have never said or done anything against the Chitimukulu or the Bemba Royal Establishment,” said Hichilema.
“As a matter of fact, when the Patriotic Front (PF) was harassing the Chitimukulu with President Mr. Edgar Lungu as Home Affairs Minister deployed hundreds of police officers to prevent his ascension to the throne, I stood by the Chitimukulu and rendered support to him. History will absolve us on this matter.”
Ferdinand Simaanya discharged from hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19
ZAMBIA Association in South Africa (ZASA) president Ferdinand Simaanya has been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19.
Special Assistant to the ZASA president for Press and Communication Alwyn Matongo in a statement said Simaanya was admitted at the Waterfall Netcare private hospital last thursday due to COVID 19 complications.
“He is home where he will continue to recuperate,” Matongo said.
And Matongo has thanked the Doctors, front line medical personnel, and nurses who attended to him.
General Kingsley Chinkuli collapses, admitted to hospital
FIRST Quantum Minerals Country Manager, Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli, this evening collapsed while addressing a meeting on the Copperbelt.
He suffered what is suspected to be a stroke or heart attack.
A source has told Mwebantu Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli collapsed and suffered a stroke while on the Copperbelt. He was immediately evacuated to Lusaka and has now regained consciousness and out of the ICU. He is now able to talk.