My husband is now more resolved – Mutinta Hichilema

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From left, GBM’s wife with Mutinta Hichilema the wife of UPND preaident

Hichilema in red waves at supporters

Mutinta Hichilema the wife of UPND preaident Hakainde Hichilema who is in prison facing treason charge has charged that her husband is now more resolved in his career to serve the country than ever before.

In a statement below to thank the Church for organising national prayers for the freedom and good health of her husband, Mutinta says Hichilema will not be broken by being imprisoned.

Mutinta says Hichilema is hard, is a shepard boy by nature able to stand difficulties in order to serve humanity. She says the jailers will not kill her husband.

Below is the statement in full:

On behalf of my husband my family, and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to sincerely thank the Church for organising the prayer meeting to intercede for the peace and reconciliation of this Nation,where I had the privilege of being invited to attend.

I equally wish to thank all those that found time from their busy schedule, to take part in these intercessory prayers for our great Nation.

It’s now more than a month since the day my husband, I and my family were awakened in the middle of the night,by the noises of what sounded like earth moving equipment, breaking through the security gates and the doors of our residence.

As typical of my husband, his immediate priority amidst so much horrifying noises and confusion, was to seek for the safety of myself, my children and other occupants of the house.

As we huddled together in the safe room that had been fire bombed with foul smelling gases, my husband comforted us with prayer of gratitude and praise to God, and assured us that we were under the protection of the Almighty and that “it is well”.

As the night was wearing out and the raid intensifying, our faith in God was also getting stronger and our conviction of His word was becoming more and more profound and deeper.

Fellow Zambians, after that brutal military raid of my family and the detention of my husband, I have ironically sensed so much sympathy for those masked men armed to the teeth, that assaulted our dignity as a family and as human beings.

As a mother and a woman, I sympathised with those men that took breaks from their raid to help themselves with food and drink in our house.This kind of behaviour and action by those that sought to humiliate us, reminded me of how much work as a woman and a mother we have, in shaping this Nation.

The brutality and hate my husband has been subjected to has made him more resolved and more convinced of how urgent it is to love, to unify, to forgive and to offer one to service and obedience to God and to our Country.

It has also made him realise how love can conquer hate and that injustice can be overcome by the will to be free and to speak freely.

My husband’s jailers may have succeeded in restricting him physically, but they will never succeed in killing and restricting his spirit and his will to live and be of service to his family and to humanity.

They may have succeeded in making him lie on cold floors with dog and human excreta, but whilst he physically lies in that filthy cell, his spirit to fight habitates in his heart, and not in a jail cell. It also lives in millions of other Zambians that cherish and value justice, love freedom and hunger for dignity.

They may have succeeded in teargassing him a dozen times, but his will to seek for justice is a flame that cannot be extinguished by teargas or water cannons, because it burns eternally in his being, and in his soul.

By nature my husband is a shepherd boy. His spirit is that of a wonderer in valleys, rolling hills and forests, seeking pasture and water for his flock. It’s a spirit you cannot jail in a prison cell, it’s a spirit you cannot dock in court, neither can it be soiled in human excreta, because it’s a free spirit to live freely and to be of service to fellow men and to the Almighty God.

Finally, I once again wish to thank all of you that came to be with us in solidarity and prayer. I further extend my sincere gratitude to all Zambians at home and in the diaspora for their messages of support and their actions to lobby for the freeing of my husband.

I thank the Church for their demand for justice and fair play in the treatment of my husband and thank also our traditional leaders from all across the Republic.

I also thank the ordinary people in our townships and in far flung areas of our Nation that continue to flood us with messages of love and solidarity.

I wish also to thank foreign organisations and the International community and individuals that continue to demand for justice and immediate release of my husband and all political prisoners in various jails across the Country, some of who have been in jail without trial for a long time.

I wish to state that the recent death of a matriarch like mama Salome Kapwepwe, only goes to remind all of us women, that our founding fathers and mothers are thinning out in numbers. It’s a signal for all of us to take the baton and run the race. If we don’t do that with urgency, we will lose the freedoms their husbands and compatriots fought for, from colonial bondage. And we will have ourselves to blame. May she rest in peace.

Deutronomy 31:8-9 reads and I quote:

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged”.

I wish to once more extend my sincere gratitude to the Church for having organised the prayer meeting and to all those that attended.

May God bless you and may He bless the people of Zambia, and indeed, the Republic.


Wife to UPND President Hakainde Hichilema


20 Responses to My husband is now more resolved – Mutinta Hichilema

  1. it will be well with my President. Long live HH

    May 16, 2017 at 9:37 pm

  2. My prayers with you Mutinta. I know HH very well. He is not a corrupt person like others. We are all going to die sooner or later. So, why Zambians are fighting? He is the right person to govern Zambia and Zambia will prosper.All the international community will support him because of his background as well as of his knowledge. He worked for Coopers and Lybrand and acquired a wealth of knowledge when Mutati was working for the national hotel.

    May 17, 2017 at 1:29 am

    • I believe HH would be a loyal and honest leader with an integrity to preserve! All negatives being heaped on one whose conduct in plot one has not been experienced is beyond powers of a rightful discerning mind! Who among the ones making big noises disparaging HH know him at close range other than adding beef to hearsay? HH is well grounded and his success defines one that has worked very hard! The Lozi’s, Namwanga’s, Ngoni’s and, Tonga’s including others that have tended cattle will understand that the early in life associated gain is learning how to care for living things and accountability. At close of each day one has to take stock that all animals are satiated with food and back safely in the kraal! At a distance I have learnt of HH supporting the vulnerable in society that he has had the privilege to access, orphans and, students in higher institutions of learning! Frank Bwalya of PF can vouch that included in training for priesthood is tending to animals! Only those who want to get into government corridors to gain wealth will abhor having an already successful person participate in reshaping a country!

      May 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm

  3. The Hichilema’s are not genuine people and do not give a damn about Zambians. They are more interested in becoming president more than why they should be president. Which is a very dangerous thing. As a christian country,we pray that God should never allow them to rule Zambia.

    Mauden shula.
    May 17, 2017 at 2:48 am

    • A chrsitian Nation, my foot, just listen to your tone. And the hatred you have for HH and his family, maybe even for his background and creed. Zambians, stop deceiving yourselves, no christian nation sends police to harras a family when in pursuit of their leader, why not surmon him alone to a police if you are convinced he errored. Zambia is NOT a christian Nation, we only saw pictures of EL reading the bible during eletions, thats it, Hes the devil incarnate.

      May 17, 2017 at 6:37 am

  4. ECL is the number one hypocrite of them all politicians. He says one thing and does exactly the opposite of what he says.He does not practice what he preaches.He is nothing but a small devil.

    May 17, 2017 at 10:12 am

  5. Zambia being a Christian Nation? Do you know what being a Christian is? Do not deceive yourself God cannot be mocked. If Zambia was a Christian Nation would the constitution be disregarded with impunity? Would hatred be entertained in this Christian Nation? The very fact that you can pray a negative prayer about somebody just shows you are lost you need to repent. God loves Hichilema and you are wasting your time to hate him. You can take Judas Iscariot’s route if you so wish because God has given us a free will. For true Christians God’s choice is the best and we thank Him for putting Hichilema as one of the leaders in this country. God bless Zambia and God will rescue us from the traps of the devil for no weapon fashioned against the people of God will ever prosper. If God is for us who can be against us. Just wait for God’s timing all this will pass away BUT GOD’S WORD will never pass away.

    May 17, 2017 at 11:07 am

  6. Kulaikoselesha one de kuti kabala

    May 17, 2017 at 12:46 pm

  7. For as long as your heart is full of hate , you are not christian . God is watching . Who is evil the one keeping the innocent in prison and the one who imprisons ? don’t cry foul when things change . Lungu is going to be in prison . time is coming

    May 17, 2017 at 1:26 pm

  8. HH refused to accept defeat before elections with impunity. He asked for whatever is befalling him because he hated his fellow campaigners from PF. How can he practise love now?
    Any way seleniko tubombe.

    May 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm

  9. What? How can one accept defeat before an election? Are you serious about this? Listen to yourself does it make sense to you? You only accept defeat when you have lost with evidence because people who voted were real people and the ballot papers are real papers that can be recounted and verified that is why there is a provision in the law for a petition. All you need to do is let the judiciary impartially determine who won the election and the case is closed. But when you start using technicalities to determine a case which is so easy to verify then you should know there is something mischievous about the whole issue. Let the petition be heard bwana kwasila if you won you won if you lost you lost then you are there illegally and taking power by force or by dubious means is what is termed in law as TREASON. You cannot tell us to sela when we did not put you there. In Zambia the one who gets the majority of votes is the winner and should be the President of this Country. We will not sela LET THE PETITION BE HEARD.

    May 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm

  10. ELC purging

    May 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

  11. We shall fight for justice with intergrity .We leave judgement in God’s hands .In whatever situation the prudent shall reign over .It’s David and golliath .

    May 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm

  12. HH went into politics with a very clear agenda. He has articulated this agenda from the time he became leader of the UPND. He is not materially and financially poor. So amassing wealth is definitely not HH’s motive for seeking the role of president. HH is convinced that good economic management anchored on good corporate governance supported by a functional institutional framework (independent judiciary, legislature and incorruptible visionary Executive) is what Zambia needs and deserves, NOT a powerful figure president.
    HH has always come forward to expound and debate with other leaders at public forums. This is proof of how confident and clear HH is about his agenda for Zambia. Incumbent presidential candidates fear to face HH in debates. They chicken out because the man is formidable when it comes to national policy articulation. The 10 Point Plan was a clincher. 5 tribes out of 7 represented on ZNBC were humble enough to listen, embrace and vote for while the tribalists in the northern region just rejected simply because HH was Tonga. The easterners may be excused to some extent because ECL was supported by 2 former presidents from that region: KK and RB. Mrs Mumbi keeps insulting HH and Mukuni but conveniently forgets that K K and RB support ECL on the same grounds Chief Mukuni is supporting HH.
    Mrs Mumbi and her kind are dangerous leaders who can incite tribal conflict. To be honest Bemba and Tonga people are very peaceful people. Zambia could have already witnessed physical fights among these people going by the irresponsible statements from careless people like Mumbi Phiri. KK, LPM, would never have tolerated Numbi’s reckless behaviour if she were in their government.
    Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu is a real disappointment in this regard. Always waving the symbol fist regardless of occasion and audience – no wonder some news media prefer to call him PF president. How do you heal and unite the nation when you keep behaving in a partisan manner long after elections? Petition please.

    Leadership is a serious matter
    May 18, 2017 at 4:06 am

    • When the British would want to execute a freedom fighter they would use the axiom

      “Don’t make a matyr out of him”

      If Hichilema is acquitted, he will walk out of the dungeons with his energy re-doubled. He will know that he is strong and his supporters will be more strenghtened in their faith in him.

      If he is jailed due to his driver not giving way to the presidential motorcade, he will become another Mandela. His release will be a rallying cry for all his supporters. And as they say justice must be seen to have been done. His imprisonment is like the Barotse issue, it will just give purpose to his followers. Even after 50 years, the Barotse Agreement unites the Lozi. Without that percieved injustice, the baLozi would quarrel internally but they are united on a single point

      Dont give hichilema more attention all over the international media because thats exactly what he wants.

      If you want to break him, ignore him. Dont make a martyr out of him !

      May 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm

  13. Zambians we are in trouble, he is more resolved than he was before? Because as far as I know he has been over resolved to a point of loosing focus. But if he is more now, we are in real trouble we don’t know what he will do next. Lets fast and pray.

    May 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm

  14. Which petition? Don’t bore us please.

    May 18, 2017 at 3:12 pm

  15. For sure let’s pray before this monster lungu kill everything in this country zambia

    May 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

  16. Petition is exactly like BAC64

    Even half a century later the sense of having been cheated and oppressed just doesnt go away. That wound just festers it never heals

    If the Petition is not heard, the Upnd stoke up this sense of victimisation. The HH arrest and military operation against Mutinta and others plays right into hichilemas camp. You are doing him a big favour and getting him sympathy which is what he wants !!

    Just ignore him because the way it stands it makes the head of state look jittery and worried. As Zambians we have seen chiluba and sata getting “fixed” but they just came out stronger and even more popular.

    In the current economic climate, the majority feel left out by the economic gdp growth in the last decade and they feel disillusioned. Perfect breeding ground for HH as he walks out of prison with his dignity intact.

    And he will use the political mileage to keep getting arrested for trivial issues and the underdogs in zambia will flock to him

    Gone are the billionaire upperclass days. Here comes a hero of the oppressed zambian.

    May 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm

  17. For PF supporters :

    Get this guy out of the headlines as soon as you can !

    I watched a whole documentary on Carte Blanche DSTV last Sunday.

    This is free political campaigning you are giving him !! On world headlines !!!

    and charge by charge the case against him collapses.

    And if the treason doesnt stick it will make the whole PF look like “chipante pante”.

    Just what hichilema wants !!

    David vs Goliath ! Right vs Might.

    May 19, 2017 at 10:20 pm

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