For the first time since losing the 2016 general elections, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has played the kind of opposition politics that the ruling Patriotic Front dreads. He has come out of the boardroom where he usually spends time talking to himself and a few people who understand the world economy, to speak a language that communicates with the ordinary citizens. It is not only his words; it’s his deeds too. In the past three months or so, Mr Hichilema has been doing what Zambians expect a leading opposition figure to do when the party in power keeps manufacturing scandals. After being released from prison in 2017, so much was expected of Mr Hichilema but instead, he went to sleep,…...

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