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HH: People want to start old habits

Although PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema claims to have a big heart, this should not be interpreted as a sign of weakness.

President Hichilema stated he won’t be frightened while addressing United Party members in Kitwe during their annual conference.

“I have a big heart and good memory and that  should not be misunderstood. We must not misunderstand each other in this country. We must not abuse each other,” he said.

Mr. Hichilema issued a warning to anyone who wanted to resume bad practices that were accepted prior to elections, saying it was unwise to cause a stir when the nation had previously experienced darkness.

“Alebwelelapo (he is coming back?) Ukekalapesa? (Where will you sit?). People want to start old habits, kutumpa uko (it is foolishness). No normal Zanbian can accept that. We will not be intimidated,” he said.

The President of State remarked that his quiet toward the squabbling of the former administration is not due to him being deaf to the commotion, but rather because his focus is on improving the nation.

Moreover, President Hichilema claimed that former President Edgar Lungu had little chance of regaining power.

“Someone aspiring to come back and kill more people? Kwangala uko (it is playing) Kutumpa uko (it is foolishness). We promised the people of Zambia peace and stability. We promised freedom, we promised opportunity. We did not say that we will allow guns and panga’s to come back. Twakana (we have refused),” he said.

Mr. Hichilema criticized any rhetoric, actions, or messages that suggested returning the nation to the miserable condition it had been in prior to the elections.

He said that the government is working nonstop to ensure that the country has better days because the country needs a message that promotes unity rather than segregation.

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