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Iwe, pay me K 10 million, Bally demands from Chilufya Tayali

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OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND ) president Hakainde Hichilema has demanded for an apology and retraction of the defamatory words issued against him by Economic and Equity Party leader Chilufya Tayali or risk paying K 10 million for the pecuniary damages caused to his reputation.
In a demand letter addressed to Mr Tayali by M and Associates,Mr Hichilema said he finds the words published by Mr Tayali during his press briefing held on November 15th,2020 and widely broadcast on his Facebook page and ZNBC television injurious and defamatory.
According to the demand letter,Mr Tayali is said to have during his broadcast caused to publish words saying Mr Hichilema should have been in jail instead of aspiring for Presidency in 2021.
Mr Tayali is also said to have accused  Mr Hichilema of  having corruptly benefited from the privatisation of state property such as property number 77/A/609 along poplar Avenue in Chelstone township of Lusaka thus depriving a Mr Jere who at the time was the sitting tenant and former ZIMCO employee.
Mr Hichilema’s lawyers further contend that Mr Tayali contemptuously published through the media by making public the said proceedings in the matter of Pheluna Hatembo vs Hakainde Hichilema in the matter related to farm 1924 of kalomo knowing very well that the same matter was actively before the High Court of Zambia.
“Suffice to say that as a result of your false and malicious utterances, our client has suffered pecuniary damages and non-percuniary damages for the severe harm to the reputation that he has built over the years in his political, business and corporate circles including the erosion of the trust he has earned from the electorate in Zambia”, reads the letter in parts.
The lawyers further add that their client has instructed them to demand for the retraction of the mentioned utterances and issue an unequivocal and acceptable apology to be published in the same manner that Mr Tayali published the words complained about by return of post.
The demand also includes an apology from the ZNBC Board for the unfair airing of defamatory material complained about without following the media ethics of fair coverage.
“Our client also demands that you atone for the pecuniary damage you have caused him in the amount of K10, 000, 000.00 and costs in the amount of K350, 000.00 within 7 days from the date of this letter.In default of issuing a retraction and apology as aforesaid, our client shall be constrained to issue legal process  and committal proceedings against you in the High Court of Zambia and we are instructed to proceed to render you bankrupt if you fail to settle the judgment debt and costs to be awarded by the Court so that the semblance of your political career shall be ruined forever”,the demand letter reads.
The demand letter has since been delivered to Mr Tayali’s lawyers Rabson Malipenga and Associates is copied to Lukona Chambers,Muleza Mwiimbu and Associates, Milner and Paul Advocates,Malambo and Company,Keith Mweemba and Associates, Lusenga Mulongoti and Associates as well as CL Mundia and Company law firms.
This is contained in a statement issued by the UPND media team.

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No Zambian trucks were torched in South Africa, says Amb. Major General Jackson Miti (Rtd)

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ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti says no Zambian trucks were torched in the recent spike of violent protests against foreign drivers in that country

This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa.

General Miti said speculations circulating on various media platforms that four trucks belonging to Zambian drivers were torched are not true.

He said during this period of violent protests, Zambian truck drivers were advised to park their trucks until the situation normalized.

General Miti said the Mission in Pretoria was making frantic efforts in ensuring the safety of Zambian drivers together with their properties

He re-echoed his advice to Zambian drivers traveling to and from South Africa to be vigilant on the roads for their safety.

General Miti has further advised the Zambian media and the public to get accurate updates on the situation from the Mission or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to avoid being given fake news

South Africa has recently experienced an eruption of violent protests against foreign truck drivers by local drivers, the situation which has seen about 30 foreign trucks burnt in some parts of the country, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal province.

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Resign today, if they want to take part in the 2021 elections, PF SG Davies Mwila, tells civil servants

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ALL civil servants serving in foreign missions, state owned enterprises, quasi government and grant aided institutions to resign if they intend to contest elections next year, been instructed to relinquish their current positions by November, 30, 2020.
Speaking a Media briefing, PF secretary general Davies Mwila said the will not entertain any civil servant who will not comply with Government’s directive.
He said the move is aimed at protecting the integrity and impartiality of the public service as it implements governments programmes before, during and after elections.
“I wish to inform the public that following the secular by the government that all civil servants including those in foreign mission who wish to contest must resign from public service. The PF will not entertain any civil servants or Public service officer who will not comply with the Government directive,” Mr Mwila said
And Mr Mwila said the party will continue engage the Electoral Commission of Zambia in order to address the slow pace of the process.
“We also want to encourage our members to register as voters,” he said.
Mr Mwila also disclosed that the PF has held District and Constituency elections in Southern and Western Provinces.
He said in December, the party will hold provincial elections in Southern and Western Provinces.
The SG said only Northern and Luapula are the two provinces remaining.
Mwila said after the provincial elections, the party will then decide when to hold the general conference.

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HH troubled by the continued violent attacks of Zambian Truck drivers in South Africa

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says it is time for Africans to dialogue and start addressing issues that affect their unity, stability and economic prosperity.
And Hichilema has called on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to denounce the the continued violence and ill treatment of Zambian Truck drivers in that country.
In a statement, Hichilema said the continued xenophobic attacks against foreign truck drivers in South Africa is painful because of the economic impact it has on the region as well as to the incomes of truck drivers who work under difficult conditions to make earnings and provide for their families.
“We have learnt with sadness the continued and escalating violence and ill-treatment of Zambian truck drivers along with those from other African nations operating in, or moving through South Africa,” Hichilema said.
Hichilema said  that he is troubled by the unfortunate phenomenon because of the wedge it drives into African unity.
He said now is the time that African people begin to engage in dialogue to address issues that affect their unity, stability and economic prosperity.
“Let us take this as an opportunity to engage and stand together in unity to bring down xenophobia and to elevate our aspirations as harmonious people for the betterment of our continent,” said Hichilema.
He also appealed to President Ramaphosa to denounce the unfortunate trend and allow for the convening of leaders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) along with other stakeholders to evaluate the circumstances, mitigate sources of xenophobia and conflict, and enact reforms that strengthen the region’s social and economic cohesion.

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