UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says government’s decision to deny renowned Kenyan Professor Patrick Lumumba entry into the country has brought shame on the country.
Mr Hichilema said the humiliation of Professor Lumumba by the PF government in such a manner at the airport is highly irresponsible, harsh, and goes further to confirm what the UPND has been saying that the government is led by despots.
He said it’s such high profile deportations of citizens of the world that is denting the image of Zambia on the international scene.
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Mr Hichilema questioned what security risk Professor Lumumba poses to Zambia as being claimed by government.
He said Professor Lumumba has been giving intellectual discourse in many parts of the world,with the recent being in Zimbabwe at an event attended by Cabinet Ministers.
The UPND leader said the people posing security risk are the foreigners who are grabbing land and state assets at the expense of Zambians.
Mr Hichilema has since stated that for purposes of good diplomatic relations and security for Zambians who are resident in foreign countries, it is expected that government treats all nationals from other countries with a level of respect and decorum.
Professor Lumumba was invited to attend a graduation ceremony at Eden University and later feature on a Diamond TV organized discussion forum on Chinese investments in Africa.
This article was first published in Lusaka Times