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Today September 4th, 2020 UPND President Hakainde Hichilema held a press briefing on Hot FM and Diamond TV and other electronic platforms to address the incessant allegations of his impropriety in the privatization process and his accumulation of wealth.
Mr. Hichilema presented documents to show that: He had no hand in the privatization of any mine particularly the mine in contention, RAMCOZ which was a private firm when ZANACO appointed a receiver and a private firm cannot be privatized;
He was not a shareholder in Sun International at the time of privatization and showed proof to that effect, and his Kabulonga house was bought through a tender process before privatization for which had proof of transactions.
This is not the first time Mr. Hichilema is answering these same allegations and his explanations have not changed from when he was first accused of impropriety in 2011.
He does hope however that there is sufficient fatigue over the re hashing of issues which peculiarly only surface at the time of elections, and at the expense of discussion over more pertinent issues affecting the nation.
What is to be noted that while his accusers have been accorded the freedom and platform to slander him, he has not been accorded the same to defend his actions and has had to proactively demand his right to reply using paid for programming.
This notwithstanding, Mr. Hichilema will continue to defend himself and will not be deterred in seeking solutions for the myriad of problems Zambia faces due to ineptitude, corruption and lack of concern for the many Zambians suffering under the PFs tyranny.
Meanwhile President Hichilema has confirmed that he had no hand in privatisation and that the only thing he stole in the eyes of God is Mutinta’s heart.
This is according to his facebook posting written today.
“The only thing I’ve stolen is Mutinta’s heart ”
UPND MEDIA TEAM