On 18th March, 2022, the Citizen and Globe published an article on their Facebook page claiming that former president of the Republic of Zambia, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu had accused President Hakainde Hichilema of being a hypocrite who says one thing and does another. The article was based on an interview Mr Lungu gave on the sidelines of the burial of 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda, where he spoke about “hypocrisy”, but did not mention President Hichilema’s name.
It is false that former President of the Republic of Zambia Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu accused the current Republican President, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema of being a hypocrite who does say one thing and does another. Mr. Lungu did not mention President Hichilema or any other alleged “hypocrite”. After the burial of the late former President Mr Rupiah Banda, while responding to a journalist’s question on lessons learnt from Mr Banda’s life, Mr Lungu said “we should learn to dialogue honestly with one another …there is no need for hypocrisy where people say good things but do bad things”. In a short video clip watched by iVerify, Mr. Lungu uses the word hypocrisy but does not mention President Hakainde Hichilema.