Zimbabwe: We Will Come for You – Says Zambian Minister, Promises to Notify UN of Zanu-PF’s Threats On Hichilema’s Life


Zambian  Provincial Minister for Copperbelt Elisha Matamba has promised to notify SADC, AU and United Nations (UN) of alleged threats on President Hakainde Hichilema’s life by Zanu PF’s Patrick Chinamasa.

Matamba also vowed to act on word Chinamasa and Zanu PF apologist Rutendo Matinyarare had reportedly admitted to having a hand in the death of former Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa.

Mwanawasa, who played a central role in Zimbabwe’s 2008-2013 Government of National Unity (GNU) succumbed to a stroke in August 2008 at a France Hospital.

Speaking to protestors who handed him a petition for delivery at Zambia’s Foreign Ministry, Matamba said claims that Mwanawasa had been killed by Chinamasa and Matinyarare could not be ignored.

After highlighting the peace that has subsisted between his country and Zimbabwe, Matamba warned the Zanu PF Politburo member against harming Hichilema, declaring Zambia would come for him.

“I appreciate the petition to do with threats on the life of President Hichilema. I have also read that Chinamasa and Rutendo have agreed that they participated in killing Mwanawasa.

“I want to promise that I will take this petition to the Foreign Affairs Minister so that they can use the diplomatic channels to take this issue to SADC, AU and finally the UN.

“If someone agrees that they killed a president of another country and now they are planning to kill another one we cannot sit and wait for another life to die.

“To Chinamasa and Matinyarare, Zimbabwe and Zambia are like twins, sisters, we have lived in peace for many years. Some of those who are in government there used to live in Zambia.