Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema this morning called Police officers manning the Mulungush International Conference Centre ‘morons and imbeciles’ after they refused his unruly cadres entry into the venue of a meeting that had been called by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
Onlookers were left shocked and in horror as Hichilema went ballistic and demeaned law enforcement officers who were keeping vigil as the function progressed.
The Police Officer had told all party leaders not to come with their cadres because of the nature of the meeting.
PF, FDD, UPP and Rainbow Party Presidential candidates all went in without an escort of party cadres but Hichilema attempted to defy the pattern by going in with cadres bussed in from the Southern Province.
An altercation and bitter exchange of words followed
“Do you know who I am you morons? I will fire you if you are playing with me after August” Hichilema thundered before ECZ officials intervened. (I will share the video soon)
Inside the meeting, HH was all over antagonizing the ECZ and other Presidential candidates which included President Edgar Lungu.
The meeting was about signing a pledge to maintain peace during the current campaigns.
President Lungu and other 5 signed the document but HH refused to sign.