Barely a few months before Zambia’s Presidential election, the Lungu Administration has launched an investigation into main opposition’s Hakainde Hichilema privatisation dealings that saw him become a millionaire overnight some years back.
However, HH writing on his Facebook wall has bemoaned this as an act of silencing opposition and warned the government of an imminent anarchy if they try to arrest and kill him.
Other few opposition leaders and followers have advised the Lungu government to focus on pertinent issues affecting the citizens of Zambia such as corruption in the current government, unemployment and the ailing economy. Many of them have warned Lungu that he will just incite anarchy if HH is arrested.
HH Hits Back: Do not be fooled (Facebook Page)
This is not about privatisation. This is not about alleged criminality. This is not about corruption. They are simply preparing your psyche using these actions as the pretext.
The truth is they want to have access to my physical body so that they can eliminate me. Their plan is to arrest and then kill me. But do l have to die for anyone to be in power?
They are getting extremely desperate, these people. If offering myself to serve the country that l love so much and growing increasingly popular are grave offences for which l must lose my life, so be it. I am not afraid. Kill me today and more HHs will rise tomorrow. I am prepared to pay the ultimate sacrifice in defence of public interest, if need be.
If anything happens to me, please know that I love you as much as l love Zambia.