Zambian President Hichilema interview: Corruption at ‘horrifying’ levels – BBC Africa

In an interview with BBC Africa, Zambia’s new President, Hakainde Hichilema, said his government is discovering “horrifying” amounts of money being stolen. He added that his government would show “zero tolerance” towards corruption, and would get to the bottom of what he called the illicit movement of funds very soon.

President Hichilema also revealed that he planned to change the country’s constitution to allow more women into politics.

Hakainde Hichelema, who was sworn in a week ago, outlined his plans for devolution to communities, to ensure funds are decentralised to allow them to set their own priorities. Talks have also been taking place with Chinese entities as the full scale of the country’s debt burden is revealed.

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    1. Your Defence Minister Mr Chipakupaku is my father
      Please help me reconnect with him

    2. Good health my president…Namibia

    3. Sorry. If he is honest and competent he will be DESTROYED. By UN and Media. Too bad.

    4. IMFfunds is the death of any plan.

    5. Zambian people are landless ,taken over by so called investors. they are paid the lowest in the world on foreign farms . this man is athief or hypocrite

    6. We really like that.

    7. No More Double Standards? Low Standards? ➗Divide And Rule 👎? Bad Ruler ? Abuse of Power? Obstruction of Justice? Out of Zambia..But Most Importantly .The Good News Out
      Motherland Africa. Asia Europe America. Royalty Majesty. Blacks And Whites. Equal Rights. Human Rights. Great Commandment. Great Commission. Excellency. Multi Multi Billions Making Disciples To All Nations. All Generations Through 🙌Jesus Christ Amen. One Zambia 🇿🇲 Under God. Undivided Indivisible Indomitable. Sky is The Limit. No Limit. Peace Democracy. TRUISM ✌

    8. Any thing else? Cover Ups? Divisions ➗? Going With The Flow Citizens? Unpatriotic Citizens? Accomplices? Unequal Rights? Traitors? Dictators? Abominations? TRUISM ✌

    9. No Public Official is Above Country
      Zambia 👎? As A Result .No Citizens ? Zambians is Above The Law. TRUISM ✌

    10. Unshaken Transparency Accountability For Unity Freedom Justice Peace Democracy. Sustainability. Lasting Legacy. TRUISM ✌

    11. My president. God bless you.

    12. Is her in power to enforce rules given by the U.S???? Sure looks that way in the past month

    13. 🇿🇼🇿🇲💪

    14. Zambia Zimbabwe reunite. Become one. No Africa become.
      But any how we people are waking up.change will come.

    15. Don't let the west leverage imposing cultural Marxism on your society. Trust me, that's what they are intent on.

    16. I see he desires to wipe corruption first then put laws in place to help prevent it in the future. Africa 🌍 needs righteousness leaders… Who are honest, have integrity and an excellent servant for Zambia 🇿🇲 and all of Africa 🌍.. Good man…

    17. •Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. There is no other intermediary. May Jesus Bless you, trust Him, give your life – and He will take care of it :pray Convert yourself and believe in the Gospel – Romans 10 8-10 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[a](A) that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare(B) with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,”(C) and believe(D) in your heart that God raised him from the dead,(E) you will be saved.(F) 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

    18. CNN is world fake news against Ethiopia!! Western must stop support terrorist group TPLF!!

    19. Tackle education, lawlessness and corruption please.

    20. Mr president no more corruption, lawless we need education for our children and work for our educated .

    21. Aba nabo🙄…sebenza chabe!…anso ukapusa tizakuchosa😁

    22. KK. Education is more important for Zambia. Especially for young generation's and please give education equality for girls too. Stop Corruption and stealing money from public. I wish you good luck. Keep up your words. I am an African lady.Thanks.

    23. Mrs Linda is legit and her method works like magic I keep on earning every single week with her new strategy.

    24. My only worry is that in Kenya told the IMF told the government to stop the subsidies for the farmers. I hope HH won't agree with all the requests from these bankers. People need to know that the IMF is not their friends. GOD BLESS ZAMBIA AND ZAMBIANS

    25. I have worked for mother Zambia for about 32 years. No terminal Benefits as alluded too. Why Lord ?

    26. All I hear is the start of the usual excuses African leaders make. 'We are discovering blah blah blah.' Politicians love to make grad promises and when elected immediately start to blame the previous administration for this and that. MMD came in with stories of having inherited a dead bus from UNIP, ANC has been singing for 3 decades about having inherited a failing bus. We need to hold leaders accountable as to why they make promises having not yet understood the magnitude of the administrative flaws coming up. Anyway, you want to clear debt by turning to IMF and other lenders. We await to see. However the time has come for the youth of Africa to start respectfully holding these elders to account.

    27. Well articulated !

    28. Has anyone noticed how beautiful is the lady 🙄👀🇿🇲👊😃

    29. I like this Pres! I've never heard anyone speak seriously about repaying int'l debt.. haha, good man! Hope they will fix it up and move to financial success.


    31. His speech at the UN this week was very impressive. I hope he stays on track and be a role model for other African presidents.

    32. Poverty continues

    33. i love her expression when asking about free education…lol…great interview. the interviewer had her questions picked and the president had his answers ready.

    34. President HH, you MUST seize Chinese Bank in Zambia. Chinese Caged Dust and Counterfeiters are manipulating Zambia currencies headed by Chinese government. These counterfeiters are printing Zambian Kwacha and shipping it on a daily basis to Zambia via Chinese Bank in Zambia. What a shame! These Chinese Caged Dust and Counterfeiters think that black people are inferior. They print and ship Zambian currencies to Zambia and loan it to Zambia government and citizens.
      Chinese Government owes Zambia trillions of US Dollars NOT the opposite..
      President HH, I am counting on you to take charge of this matter.

    35. Hope you do something about it. Most of your colleagues talk about corruption but pays lip service to dealing with the problem.

    36. Man who is not intimidated by a journalist morespcially the foreign ones

    37. This president need a serious security because the war that is onto need the true and fully support of Zambians while they should keep in their mind some of them are snakes

    38. My sisters my brothers support Mr.Hichilema. Love from Kenya

    39. Already IMF is in the house to makesure corruption is maintained to the highest desirable intent.

    40. The don't like the one fighting for African benefits this modern media

    41. Looks like you have a good president now. I wish you Zambians the best!

    42. Proud to be zambian

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