HH has not commented on liquidation of KCM – Dante

By Staff Reporter


OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) says the media statement attributed to Hakainde Hichilema applauding liquidation of Konkola Copper Mines is fake as the opposition leader has not said anything yet.


UPND media team director Ruth Dante told newsdayZambia.com this morning that the statement is a pure fabrication by political opponents of HH and the UPND.

“The said statement is not only malicious but deceptive, aimed at dragging the name of our beloved UPND president into disrepute. We further wish to state that, at no point in time has president Hichilema issued a statement on the happenings at KCM, this is because he believes in mutual engagements and amicable resolutions of conflicting matters.” said Dante.

Dante said that UPND had taken note of the action taken by Government but would only issue a comprehensive statement or party position after a thorough research and analysis.


“We further wish to note that, unlike our colleagues from the Patriotic Front (PF), the UPND is an organized and coordinated party whose reactions to matters of grave concern are only made after wider consultations with various stakeholders,” she said.

“Furthermore, UPND wishes to make it clear, that it will not support any action taken without consideration of the impact the move would have on the lives of the people of Zambia and the investment as a whole”.