Zambia opposition leader HH  hails Chakwera, says Africa needs statesmen like Malawi leader

Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema (HH), president of United Party for National Development (UPND), has spoken highly of Malawi leader Lazarus Chakwera describing him as the ‘statesman that Africa needs’.

Chakwera: Hailed by Zambia’s HH
UPND president and Zambia’s opposition leader  Hakainde Hichilema: Africa in general and Zambia in particular will now rely on distinguished statesmen like President Chakwera

Hichilema made a statement on Facebook on Tuesday which was part of welcoming the Malawi leader in Lusaka on his day-return official visit.

Said Hichilema: “President Chakwera  belongs to a new generation of African Patriots and distinguished leaders who found themselves in unusual circumstances of a new struggle against tyrannical leaders. Leaders that fight and oppress their own people and use ethnicity to subjugate and divide the masses, for political expediency.”

He added that President Chakwera belongs to a breed of African nationalists who are fast tracked as enemies of the state, simply because they chose to participate in the culture of democracy that ordinarily allows for divergent views.

“Africa in general and Zambia in particular will now rely on distinguished statesmen like President Chakwera, who prior to being President, vigorously fought against dictatorship, discrimination, corruption and institutional impunity,” he said.

Hichilema made it clear that Africans now depend on this African champion of democracy, to set aside African leaders’ usual diplomatic niceties and empty chatter, and truthfully speak on behalf of Africans’ daily struggles against despotic leaders that litter the continent, and the acute poverty and suffering they subject our people to, due to greed, corruption and mismanagement of public resources.

Chakwera, who is expected to return to Malawi Tuesday evening, hasn’t met Hichilema.

But upon his arrival in Lusaka, Chakwera proceeded to lay wreaths at the burial site of the late former presidents of Zambia, Levy Mwanawasa, Fredrick Chiluba and Michael Sata.

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Winstonmsowoya
Winstonmsowoya
1 month ago

Zambia opposition leaders seems to be confused guy, Chakwera is not yet scrutinised and not judge his directiton

Medson
Medson
1 month ago

Hahahaha my beloved zambia
Think twice before you say something
Malawians lucks president like Edgar Lunga.
Chakwera has failed malawi just in three months
Look at the line up of the cabinet ministers
Totally disaster.

Nyambe Squared
Nyambe Squared
1 month ago
Reply to  Medson

With independence, Zambia introduced Zambian Humanism to the entire country – the towns and the rural areas. Villagers were not left behind and relegated to the decentralized despotism that independent Zambia inherited from British indirect rule. Villagers were projected into the same expectation-filled political environment that they shared with people of the cities. This positive philosophy set Zambia in the right socio-economic and political direction. Unfortunately, this inspirational beginning was cut short when Zambians associated it with one party – UNIP – and cut it out of the multiparty dispensation. Ever since, Zambia has gone steadily down hill. When Zambia… Read more »

Gresham kachere
Gresham kachere
1 month ago

Better

Mwini muzi
1 month ago

HH is a failed opposition politician in Zambia because of his transparent tribalistic tendencies. He comes from a tribe which is even not shy about nepotism and tribalism. If it was not for these, he could have been president on the last elections.

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

Sizoona izizi, everything has its time. ndani amadziwa zoti system lero itha kupenga misala?did you even give a thought kuti you will be fighting for Leader of Opposition?

Bandawe
Bandawe
1 month ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

Mwini Muzi is right. I am a Zambian based on the Copperbelt; your friend HH is a serious triabalist who became President of UPND just because he is Tonga.He fans political violence in his strongholds but when he is losses a fight, he cries loudest to appeal to the international community. @Snipper, do a critical search of this man before you continue exposing your ignorance.

Steve Mutanuka (Patriotic Zambian)
Steve Mutanuka (Patriotic Zambian)
1 month ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

Pathetic 😡! Ignorance haz no defense. ZAMBIA is beyond tribal politics, and issues affecting the people, who are beyond redemption due to high level corruption, economic and social imbalances are self evident. Therefore to accuse (HH) of practising tribal politics is utterly disgusting and ridiculous, plus insulting the Intelligence of Zambian people. It’s always wise to shut up: if you have nothing to bring at the table. Aluta Continua!!

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
1 month ago

A democratically elected leader aught to respect divergent view points and criticism. Not getting unnecessarily angry when criticized in parliament. Chakwera lacks tolerance. He actually rides over ethnicity if the Chewa people in the central region who will vote for no other party but MCP. I think the opposition leader was praising Chakwera to settle some scores with the Zambian incumbent. Otherwise I dont see a thick skin leader in Laz. He might be too brittle to criticize. He cant handle demonstrations or else someone is going to die. It’s happening as we speak. The only weaponry Laz has is… Read more »

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago

Bodzatu ili, mtima wanu woipa inu. zimene wanena HH is very far from what you think. zanu izo, leave Chakwera alone. Paja mwayambapo misala eti?

DRAKE
DRAKE
1 month ago

You can not asses a Leader who has been in power for less than three Months. My brother there are several SWOT ratings he need to go through, mostly people are admiring his American English, his Pastoral approach with people and his Charisma. Real Chakwela will be seen after one year. Just a matter of reminder to people, his boys have already arrested DPP, Politicians, one is still languishing in cells and being denied bail a right when one is only a suspect

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago
Reply to  DRAKE

Kaya zanu izo, mukhalalira zomwezo azanu ulendo anauyamba kale. nsanje siumuna

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

This is rare; praise coming from a leader of opposition in another country. HH’s praise sounds very genuine. Malawi should capitalise on this and other positives such as the Constitutional Court’s worldwide praise.

Boss
Boss
1 month ago
Reply to  mtete

Get two on my bill

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago
Reply to  mtete

Ye ye ye ye Cadet mutu udaima kale kale , mwachiona chipani kekeke! kutha nanga makatani.

Mwansambulakulima
Mwansambulakulima
1 month ago
Reply to  mtete

I can conformably say that in Malawi I there are no critical thinkers. The opposition makes a comment on apparent hope that he can equally to top slot like chikwera you call it being quenine observation. You said that getting to top slot is in the same way. Now zwe the Zambians are not dwaf like you. We know what we want. HH has never said any thing good about this government unless him is the best. And being the biggest opposition us no grant to predince

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

Kaya nde nkhalamba yikuti bwanji ku Mangochiko?

Ben wagon
Ben wagon
1 month ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Nganga

Segwe
Segwe
1 month ago

Focus on Chakwera Chilima zinazo muchedwanazo mayufi

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago
Reply to  Segwe

Palibeso zochedwa nazo apa, bwanji iwe siunachedwepo?

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
1 month ago

HH is just too loud in his applause for the Hi/5 presidency. Chakwera is a product of demos roadshows and legal strugles their noise was hinged on national chorus against cronyism and tribalism. So HH your line of politics is rooted in the baTonga of your province chances are that none do raise their heads when you’re on the presidential hustings. Already ECL is gunning for third term anytime the constitution might favour him as the changes are in the offing. Bwana don’t be a Bisyegge nor another Raila

Stanley
Stanley
1 month ago

Democratically elected leader always command respect everywhere

Nachipanti
Nachipanti
1 month ago
Reply to  Stanley

Umwa Cha???

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago
Reply to  Stanley

Yeyeyeyeye very true, komaso ka President kosachititsa manyazi pa gulu.
Zisyana ndi zinazija. kikkkkkk!

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