Hakainde Hichilema Clarifies Misunderstood “Fool” Statement And Privatization Misconceptions.
It was recently publicized among several Zambian online news outlets whose journalists don’t really understand the Queen’s language that opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema called an interviewer a big fool live on set.
Hakainde Hichilema took up the challenge himself and clarified the misconception via a post on his official Facebook page.
“I wish to correct the impression created by some online media houses that I called the interviewer Bruce Choma a fool. As a matter of fact I personally know many journalists including Bruce who is my personal friend.
Honestly we may have our own weaknesses as individuals but surely I would never sink that low as to call a journalist a fool. Even when we have been abused and labeled all sorts of names by some media houses, we never called them fools. Anyone can access the recording from Millennium Radio and listen to the full interview.
My Job is to value your property and when I value it, I give you the good price at which you can sell your property. Then because you are a bad negotiator you do away with the higher value at which your property is worth as advised by ourselves and you sell it at a cheaper price, then after many years you turn to the evaluator and say, I didn’t sell my property well… then you must be a fool”, said Hakainde Hichilema.
Hakainde Hichilema has been widely condemned by many Zambians and labeled as the mastermind behind the undervaluing of most Zambian assets, which were privatized earlier during the dawn of the millennium.
Hakainde Hichilema was an evaluator who suggested prices at which Zambian assets could be sold but due to negligence amongst folks in power at that time, most companies were sold for peanuts. Was Hakainde Hichilema to blame?