3rd October 2019 – There is a reason UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has been rejected by Zambians repeatedly for five (05) times in a row. The man has zero emotional intelligence and too egocentric. Who are his advisers? Who does Hichilema listen to? What informs his failure to act appropriately within the season?
Hakainde took to Twitter to ridicule and insult the intelligence and sacrifice of our commandos and the military. This is someone aspiring to become Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces?
If anyone ever wondered why Hichilema cannot and will never become President of Zambia – Here it is! Besides him being a novice in matters of Statecraft, he is also a security danger to himself and the nation at large.
The men and women in uniform he chose to ridicule and whose sacrifice he insulted have pledged to defend the nation’s flag with their lives. Does Hichilema understand what that sacrifice entails and why they do it?
How could it be that Hakainde, his functionaries and his lapdogs in the alliance could call our special forces, the commandos, the military, and the Commander in Chief as isangomas and ritualists? Would Zambians entrust their lives and national security in the hands of such a novice; such an under five (5) politician? Can our security wings go about their duties confident they have a Commander-in-chief who identifies with their sacrifices? Can they ever trust him after ridiculing them and insulting their sacrifices in serving mother Zambia?
We hate to say it but Hichilema has already lost the 2021 election, no matter what he does. UPND must start the search for a new leader because by insulting defense and special units, Hichilema is a spent force and his 2021 loss will be the most humiliating ever. According to Hichilema and UPND, all the sacrifice and hardship our special units go through to keep our country is satanism, it is rituals? What an insult to our nation’s honour and security?
Zambia does not have to be a military state for Hichilema and UPND to realize they have overstretched their boundaries and their desperation for power stinks!
We shudder to imagine that Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, a man who aspires to one day become Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces can give “blessings” to insults and all the name-calling targeted at the Special Forces, the Military, and the Commander in Chief of the Armed forces. UPND has insulted the Country’s armed forces all because of their obsession with His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and apparent belief that anyone who stands next to the Commander in Chief, even if it is a nonpartisan military officer, is somehow a cadre and political foe.
UPND’s insults against the Country’s armed forces underline how their leader sees almost every issue through a prism of how it affects his image and prestige and what he can gain from it, politically.
Mr. Hichilema’s degrading of our special forces and the army in general demonstrates a profound lack of understanding of how our military and intelligence agencies operate, and undermines further compromises his ambitions as someone seeking to be Commander-in-Chief one day and expects the same institutions he is allowing to be insulted and ridiculed to salute him one day?
We advise Hichilema to pause for a moment and back off from insulting or demeaning the men and women in uniform, working 24/7 to defend our national honour to the point of risking and losing their own lives.
PF South Africa Chapter