How will Lungu feel if we start entertaining HH – Congo

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The government of Congo is concerned with the decision by the Zambian government to grant a VISA to an opposition leader Moise Katumbi who is viewed as an enemy of that country.

 

According to a statement availed to Zambian Eye, Congo says Katumbi is fighting the legitimate government in that country and wondered how he could be entertained.

 

The Congo government has asked how the Zambian government would feel if opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was received by a high profiled government official in that country.

 

Full statement below:

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14 Responses to How will Lungu feel if we start entertaining HH – Congo

  1. Katumbi is both Congolese and Zambian. HH is not Congolese but just Zambian. so if he dares, he will have committed a crime.
    since he likes quoting trouble, let him go use Congo as his base and we will see what happen if Kabila is toppled.

    JJ
    March 17, 2017 at 10:18 am
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  2. DRC has a point. In diplomacy, it is always said that: When you scratch my back, I will scratch yours. This is called RECIPROCATION. so, I urge the UPND to exploit this diplomatic blunder by the PF government, to their advantage. The UPND should utilize this opportunity to warm up relations with the Joseph Kabila government for political mileage.

    sinono
    March 17, 2017 at 10:23 am
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  3. I find this complaint rather disturbing. While I may not have facts about allegations against Mr. Katumbi, I totally disagree with the comparison with his (Katumbi) status and that of Mr. Hakainde Hichilema. Zambia is Multiparty democratic Country, hence the existence of the so many parties and party leaders. They are not illegal and are not enemies of the state. They are alternative leaders who provide Checks and balances to the people in power. Therefore it would be very wrong for the Government of the DRC to deny HH a Visa on account of him being an opposition leader in a friendly Country called Zambia. I will leave the arguments of Mr. Katumbi’s presence in Zambia to the competent authorities but surely the DRC Embassy should be called to order for labeling a legitimate Opposition leader in Zambia as being an enemy of the State. If this is what African leaders have agreed to do to the Opposition leaders, then we should declare democracy redundant on the Continent. The Embassy should rephrase the complaint so that only issues concerning DRC and Katumbi are addressed. In any case when was Katumbi declared a wanted international criminal?

    Blackbird
    March 17, 2017 at 10:45 am
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  4. I am on the same footing as Blackbird hundred percent!

    Jerabo
    March 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm
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    • Really opposition does not mean enemy. Where did you get this comparison from?? UPND is a registered Party but Katumbi’s party is not known has no record. Indeed the Embassy has named opposition leader(s) enemy (ies). Call for rephrasing of the statement.

      SENIOR BINO
      March 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm
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      • JJ, blackbird, senior bino, …. please remember however legitimate opposition parties are in Zambia, the truth is that the enimity between PF and UPND, which was witnessed during election, with death, blood, injuries..terrorism behaviour of pf cadres up until now, is not different from the enimity between Congo government and its illigal opposition parties! Then “real” the over stay of kabila in power, does not justify the entertainment of katumbi by zambia in this context. I am urging our government to appologise and harmonise the situation, dont take the peace we have in zambia for granted! Not all people may be happy to see us enjoying while there is war everywhere! Let us humbly learn to protect our peace!

        shema israel
        March 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm
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  5. Congo accusing Zambia of violating democratic principles while Kabila has over stayed his presidency is like a monkey laughing at the other monkey’s rear end.

    Real
    March 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm
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  6. I think ba PF mwaliba dull, you are forgetting that at the moment the president of Congo is Kabila and he has the right to complain.
    We have to be very careful ba JJ na Lungu wenu

    joseph Mwape
    March 17, 2017 at 1:31 pm
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  7. Zambia has no qualms in the DRC fetting Bwana H.H. Go ahead and welcome him as a legimate leader of an opposition in Zambia. Also invite and fete Msoni, Mlongoti and many other oppositionists.The choice is yours. They are all free in the service of their beloved nation- ZAMBIA.

    kambonga
    March 17, 2017 at 3:09 pm
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  8. Very misplaced statement by the Congolese Govt.

    How does HH come in this issue? Does it mean when you are in opposition then you are an enemy?

    Zambian cannot start meddling in the political affairs of a sovereign country.

    Let them think critically before they publish certain information.

    This clearly shows how Lungu views HH,…..

    naweswe
    March 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm
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  9. definetly the comparison of “enemy of state” is out of order and unnecessary. a point can be made by the drc in a more rational manner away from suggesting villification of the opposition. we zambians are mourning the son of the soil lpm. rbb was also much more of a gentleman and statesman than the riffruffs of pf since 2011 who are champions of tribalism, ethnic bigotry, lawlessness and subversion of our constitution.

    Weluzani
    March 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm
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  10. We have many ‘tuntemba'(a small shop run with very basic skills and knowledge on entrepreneurship) even in embasies!

    Keen Follower
    March 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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  11. That is very stuupid of the Congolese Embassy in Lusaka to issue such an unprofessional statement devoid of democratic content. Katumbi is not a criminal on an international wanted list. He is free to go anywhere in the world. Besides, he came to Zambia to watch soccer – he is owner of Africa’s premier club (which, unfortunately is in Congo). HH has gone everywhere – SA, UK, USA and presented at various fora castigating the Zambian government – the Zambian government has not written to any of these governments complaining about why HH has been given a platform — it is called democracy, Congo! After HH lost elections a few months ago, he called for an uprising from his supporters – the Zambian government did not arrest him or hound him out of the country – thus ensuring peace in the country. That is what civilized nations do, Congo! In Zambia, a sitting government does not regard the opposition as an enemy. Your bringing HH into your problems with Katumbi is childish, undiplomatic, and outright silly. HH is a free citizen of Zambia and is free to go anywhere and say anything. I do not support him, but please do not treat him as an enemy of the Zambian government and deny him entry into your beautiful country thinking that you will be doing us a favour. No!

    OneNation
    March 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm
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  12. You have to understand the Congolese equation first to understand why the goons at their embassy reacted with such a statement,they were simply parroting their masters voice from Kinshasa,its really sad but from the time the whiteman left the Congo there have never been a democratically elected head of state from Patrice Lummumba to now but hey another despot in the making!Its sorrow tears and blood, watch this space..as we very soon shall follow suit…

    manluche
    March 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm
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