The press statement “I control the OP (SD)” attributed to the UPND leader Mr. Hakainde Hichilema has left many of us in total shock of the whole new level of recklessness. Some self probing efforts only point to immaturity and ill advice on the part of HH in his effort to capture public attention even through such subversive acts. Bottom-line, his political theatrics have only proven that he is a danger to his own fate.
Had he been politicking with maturity and good counsel, surely he wouldn’t be this reckless with the state security institutions. The point is that no serious operative would risk with the option of peddling state intelligence reports to a political motormouth when such reports are prepared in and under the DG’s office for briefing to the Head of State. Such classified reports are for “limited circulation” privilege. Is HH taking honor in criminal conduct?
The SD is a very sophisticated multilayered institution with webs of covert networks. If the institution’s Executive Directors at high level such as D1, D2, D3, D4 can be blank on some units and works of their organization, no serious operative would risk briefing HH daily.
Seasoned Officers know the history and grave consequences of being a mole in the establishment. I believe HH has just gotten overzealous with briefings he is receiving from some, “Intelligence tricksters” and not authentic operatives. Someone must be selling dossiers of lies to HH at a fortune exploiting his desperation. He could be getting the assurance that those are Presidential briefs.
It’s sad that he never learnt from the scam works of Muvi TV’s Stephen Nyirenda and Costa Mwansa where he shredded billions for ‘Nigerian type of 419′ scams in opinion polls.
Politicians must learn to respect state institutions if they have to enjoy their political space.