It is significant for Mr Hakainde Hichilema and his regime to understand that the political power they hold today is not absolute. It’s subject to certain limitations and boundaries.

Mr Hichilema and his league need to be reminded that this political power they’re relishing and cruelly applying on political competitors and critical voices is provisional. It is short-term. And it is temporary or transitory, and only for a moment. This political power they’re so excited with is not everlasting. It can easily find its way back to the rightful owners, the people, once they resolve to do so.

The UPND regime must realise that political power is very limited, particularly when it comes to its application. Similarly, there is a need for this regime to be made aware that whatever they plot and do insofar as governance is concerned, the consent or agreement of the governed, the people, must be dominant. Without which, they can be rest assured that their toil will amount to nothing.

Mr Hichilema and his league should not misguide themselves into thinking that holding political power means being right all the time or that having power includes intimidating, threatening, detaining, arresting, and excessive application of physical force by the police on political competitors. Arbitrary arrests, detentions, and intimidation of political opponents have never guaranteed the political stability and safety of any society. That is why regimes that have adopted these inhumane tactics to sustain their grip on power have ended up badly.

It is ill-advised for Mr Hichilema to believe that he can use the police or law enforcement agencies to stay in power. It’s a delusion, and it will not work. It has failed to work before in this country, and it will fail again because the police have never been an answer in resolving society’s complex political problems at any time in history.

Any attempts by this regime to establish an all-powerful and mighty presidency and government through the abuse or misuse of the police and other law enforcement agencies is nothing but reckless bravado. It will soon backfire very badly! And any one more person they put behind bars every single day helps to accelerate their exit from office.

Let the police stick to its mandate and operate within the confines of the law as per Constitution, and not as an extension of the UPND or Mr Hichilema’s makeshift security squad at his cattle ranches.

We call upon Mr Hichilema and his league to comprehend the limitations of political power and its cyclical process before it is too late. And let them remember that arrogance, brutality, and excessive usage of political power always attract severe consequences from the people.

Political power is a very dangerous thing, which must be handled judiciously and with restraint.

And as we have repeatedly advised, the exercise of power must be a constant practice of self limitation and modesty.

Fred M’membe
President of the Socialist Party


  1. This is shocking, coming from a person who hopes to be President of Zambia.

    Does he expect the Police to ignore alleged offences committed by a particular group of people simply because they are in opposition?

      • Bystander nonsensical and irrelevant comment from a PF fool. Don’t compare PF criminals to decent UPND leadership. The Titanic is your finished PF club.

        • Too unducated to read the message. God help us ! is this the calibre of Zambian rulers? It’s a throwback scenario!

  2. M’membe, for once, grow up or shut up!
    Why did you not advise the ukwa team not to take the disastrous route they are taking? So, as for you, you are happy with the rantings coming form their mouths which want to put this country on fire?
    Sometimes, quietness is wisdom.
    The majority of Zambians don’t agree with the vomits you expel day and night, making yourself irrelevant in the political circles.

  3. Fred Membe, you belong to the toilet. You practice politics of feaces. How do you support this scrap Munir Zulu who is practicing tribal politics!

  4. Fred and Edgar are equal, no substance from these dunder head. One wonders who can stand in the booth and vote for this chap. He’s just a cadre.

  5. Sponsored bloggers from state house the only language that they mastered is insults, name calling, derogatory comments that in Bemba they insele tachitula kalonda.’ A fool resorts to insults, violence, derogatory remarks and no substance whatsoever. Let’s wait and see as the late Dennis Liwewe used to say. There is need to calm down and stop this nonsense or madness. Peace can not be guaranteed to one individual or a certain group of individuals over the majority. It is wishful thinking that today is only us and tomorrow will be us . There is too much heightened tension and emotions that if not careful , shudder to say you will start bloodshed and no one will enjoy this kind of violence or madness. Inciting violence by this engineered blogging by state sponsored groups will not help the situation but incites the spread of hate towards people who feel the are targeted. Don’t say we did not warn you to lay down and let peace rain

    • Go to the genesis of this whole tension and objectively analyse.
      It all started from one person who never ever wanted a Zambian to be near the corridors of power, PERIOD!
      How come governments have changed before and we have never had this tension? How come we now have tribal politics to levels we never had?
      In all this, remain objective, if at all you were not a beneficiary of ka somefing

  6. To the contrary, the opposition is the one that is self-destructing!
    Tribal hate speech is serious infringement on our Supreme Law of the land!
    For the entire opposition to start a Chorus of tribal hate speech, it simply means they are not ready to lead Zambia! In fact, the opposition have already disqualified themselves for 2026 and other future elections because of Criminal tags they have prescribed for themselves! It’s really pathetic politics of name calling and tribal hate speech, instead of helping to addressing real issues affecting the nation!
    Is it President Dr HH who caused Drought not only for Zambia but the entire SADC region?
    If opposition leaders cannot help with solutions while in opposition, they have nothing to offer if given the opportunity to lead! Sata gave free advice to Levy and because of issue-based politics, Levy implemented some of Sata’s suggestions!
    That is what healthy politics looks like!
    If you break the Law enmass, expect more arrests!

  7. We are not sponsored by anyone. Some of us are very far from Lusaka where you PF guys are still hallucinating because of no tantameni! We are busy in Nakonde removing maize from our fields. But we won’t vote for Fred nor PF. The tribal politics they have started is what booted PF out of power. Politics of sympathy are long gone!


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