Mr President lecture Lungu on democracy, Prof Hansungule tells Zuma

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma on arrival at Union Buildings in Pretoria,South Africa on Thursday,December 8,2016. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2016

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma on arrival at Union Buildings in Pretoria,South Africa on Thursday,December 8,2016. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2016

Prominent South Africa based Zambian lawyer Prof Michello Hansungule has written to that country’s president Jacob Zuma to lecture his counterpart Edgar Lungu on democracy.

President Lungu is on a state visit to South Africa.

Prof Michello who lectures at University of Pretoria in his letter has given an account of human rights violations and has demanded that Lungu’s regime must be made to account to.

Below is the Professor’s letter which he also availed to Zambian Eye on Thursday:


Dear President Jacob Zuma,


Mr. President, kindly ask your guest President Edgar Lungu to order police officers in Zambia to immediately charge and prosecute those officers who shot dead young opposition UPND activist Mapenzi Chibulo way back in July this year. This murder has up now never been accounted for yet the killers of this young girl are widely known as the murder took place on open streets during the day. As long as this and other similar murders are not investigated and put to rest, PF hands are soiled in blood.


President Lungu must cease acts of torture of political opponents particularly UPND members and supporters. The ruling PF in Zambia is orchestrating strange primitive politics based on ethnic incitement against UPND supporters thereby driving the historically peaceful country to the brink of genocide of all those opposed to the ruling party. As party the Rome Statute, Zambian leaders including President Lungu are open in their personal capacity to prosecutions at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and at other jurisdictions like South Africa for serious violations of international criminal law. Mr. President should remind President Lungu that ethnic incitement against certain groups or individuals for belonging to particular tribes is international crime prosecutable at the ICC and at other democratic jurisdictions where local jurisdiction is unable or unwilling to prosecute.


Senior PF and government officials have openly spoken against people from ethnic groups perceived to support opposition UPND which has fostered an environment in which PF party cadres have attacked UPND supporters including elderly women and men resulting in widespread torture, ethnic incitement and complete division of the country into primitive divisions along tribal lines.


Zambians hosted South Africans peacefully for all the dark years of apartheid without the silly stupid things that are currently going on in Zambia. The Motto One Zambia One nation guided Zambians in welcoming their sisters and brothers and in living together as peaceful people. This is being threatened by stupid and primitive leaders in the ruling party who unable to comprehend modern challenges that come with governing resort to primitive means of winning votes through extreme tribalism. All the names of senior government and PF officials that have made vitriolic comments against those perceived to belong to opposition are known and so are their statements.


Mr. President should remind your guest the consequences of such actions and call on him to reign in the most barbaric of his supporters to ensure peace, stability and development, the three pillars the country has been following since independence.


Mr. President should urge your host to open up media space by restoring the vibrant media and not abuse his position to clamp down on independent media. You are ruling a country, Mr. President, which prides itself with the most independent media. Even compared to the west, South African media enjoys freedom as per constitution. The media in this country has written about you Mr. President in ways that cannot not be imagined in other African countries. Zambians deserve no less. In modern society, free media is sine qua non for development. Mr.  President, tell Edgar Lungu that Zambians don’t want the current fear in Zambia to not be reported in the media. Zambians want an open society executive, judicial and legislative lapses will be freely reported and read.


Prof. Michelo Hansungule


University of Pretoria


South Africa


11 Responses to Mr President lecture Lungu on democracy, Prof Hansungule tells Zuma

  1. Kamwendo munjila. Always on the move.He is like a husband afraid of facing up to his problems in his own home. God is watching

    December 9, 2016 at 12:03 am

  2. In addition, tell Lungu that we are aware of his secret prisons and detention camps that are being constructed by the ZNS in some parts of Zambia. He, Lungu will surely rot in one of these because we know that he is in bed with the devil to make Zambia his personal barnyard without considering the rights of other citizens!

    December 9, 2016 at 3:04 am

  3. Hansungule has resurfaced! Recovering from injuries sustained from Dununa Reverse!!!! What lectures on democracy? Teach those to your students.

    December 9, 2016 at 7:54 am

  4. Dununa regret muli LUNGU Dununa regret

    December 9, 2016 at 10:37 am

  5. Ba wako niwako imwe who will never appreciate what the head of state will ever do, Wahoo doesn’t know you?

    December 9, 2016 at 12:03 pm


    Jata Nailuma
    December 9, 2016 at 6:22 pm

  7. Lungu has to learn from recent devts in Gambia,Angola and now Ghana.Lungu cant ignore Macmillan’s wind of change. The Presidential Petetion has refused to go away and Lungu is faced with a war of political legitimacy. Lungu needs to show leadership and disposed off the Petetion without further delays. The handling of this Petetion has done a lot of damage to the image of Zambia as a beacon of Constitutional Democracy.Lungu remains an illegitimate President until he clears his name and allows the Petetion to be heard and properly disposed off.The writing is on the Wall!!

    December 9, 2016 at 8:20 pm

  8. If Hansungule is in South Africa he would have known better than to ask for such a poor lecturer in the subject of Democracy. Zuma is taught democracy everyday by the South African courts because he refuses to practice it.
    Democratic institutions set up after apartheid have to struggle to get Zuma to obey their findings. Just ask the public protector who is always rescued by courts when she rules against Zuma. Zuma controls the SABC like racist John Botha did.
    Zuma and corruption are bedmates because he ignores democratic tenets that bar a President from involvement in business ventures where he will have unfair advantage. Hasn’t hansungule heard of Zuma’s relations with the Guptas? Hansungule is opposing for the sake of opposing.

    In too Loo bundy
    December 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    • Hansungule is just a noise maker. Why doesn’t he come and stand?

      Fresh Princess of Malambo
      December 11, 2016 at 10:26 pm

  9. Fresh Princess of Malambo you are very dull and stupid like your Dununa reverse.Who told you that Hansungule is a politician?

    December 12, 2016 at 7:14 am

    • Go to hell you stupid fool. why does he offer stoopid political advice?

      Fresh Princess of Malambo
      December 14, 2016 at 1:23 am

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