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MMD campaign vehicle smashed in Siavonga

Rural News MMD campaign vehicle smashed in Siavonga

Suspected UPND cadres in Siavonga Township last night ambushed and damaged a vehicle that is being used by MMD to campaign for its candidate in the forth coming Kariba ward by election.

A mob of cadres clad mainly in their party attire ambushed the Premio car, registration number 7500 around 22:00 hours in the township and completely smashed the rear wind screen.

Confirming the incidence in an interview with ZANIS yesterday morning, MMD District Secretary Zobbie Kaira disclosed that the UPND cadres blocked the road forcing the vehicle to stop before smashing the wind screen.

Mr. Kaira who was driving the car said the incidence occurred while a team of MMD members was driving around the township campaigning using the public address system for its candidate, Albert Simakole who is contesting the by election on the MMD ticket.

When contacted for a comment, UPND District publicity Secretary Sanford Namayola confirmed the incidence saying the MMD should have itself to blame.

Mr. Namayola said the MMD caused the violence by provoking the UPND cadres after they went to an area where the UPND cadres were camping.

Mr. Namayola revealed that the MMD vehicle drove into Fishing camp area around 22:15 hours and started hurling insults at the jubilant drunken UPND cadres who were planning and making final touches on their presidents visit Hakainde Hichilema to the area yesterday.

He said though the UPND regretted the damage caused to the vehicle, the move should however save as a lesson to the MMD to avoid doing things that provoke the other parties.

Mr. Hichilema is this afternoon expected to address a campaign rally at Zesco grounds in Siavonga to drum up support for UPND candidate Mubiana Lubinda.

The growing trend of political violence in the country among the ruling and opposition parties in recent times has threatened national security.

The recent political violence in the Mufumbwe bye-elections is a case in point where lives and property worth thousands of kwacha was lost.



  1. Kuku, please today is a holly Day. lets not be on each others throat. Someone has had his car damaged and therefore any normal person should not make a mockery of this.
    UPND damaged the car, whatever excuse of provocation is utter nonsense. Mufumbwe violence started like this. We know that u guys in the pact have problems sort them out without involving MMD. We are busy with development.

  2. I can’t agree more with you. The real kaponya’s are not even UPND but MMD. They go to an area thinking they can initimidate UPND only to discover they are inferior in numbers and get walloped in the process. Just take a look at the fired Dr MUSONDA and now the DULL labour minister LIATO, William Banda, Chalwe etc.

    These are 2 headlines on today’s LT! I am confused is UPND really supporting MMD? I believe support or no support, MMD is finished! The clock is still at one o’clock and it is still a movement headed by UNIP! We are indeed back to UNIP ruling- why cant we have a one party state? PF is coming that why! VIVA LA PF!

  4. This trend of taking advantage of poor, uneducated young men for political purposes will drive this country into civil war. Selfish politicians behind these attacks should be found, tried and jailed.

    These cadres can’t act without the blessing of their wicked leaders.

  5. very good lesson to the chaps indeed..learn to respect your colleagues..why is it that when somethi9ng happens to mmd ist broadcast as gospel truth..we are still lagging behind in media issues..

  6. There is no justification for violence no matter what. All violent acts should be condemned regardless of one’s political leanings. Shame on UPND.

  7. Crashes can only be avoided if carders do not step on each other’s foot.Those who poke their noses when others are having a meal should always be taught lessons to remeber. If say one party is having VIPs in a specific area the other party can still campaign in another area within the ward or constituency. Otherwise battering each other will continue till discipline amongst political players in instituted. Lets learn to avoid each other at awkward times.

  8. The Police should pick Namayola to help them with investigations, he seems to have the knowledge of what took place.

  9. LT which vehicle has registration No 7500?? Please there are so many vehicles with that number. For instance ABC, ABB, ABF, BAA, BAC, GRZ,…etc. So tell us the exactly Number of the vehicle otherwise we will take it to be GRZ vehicle. Thats why we say LT is MMD .

    Now coming to the issue at hand…violence is not good in any way. Also provoking your opponents any how as the MMD did is not good. Can both the MMD and opposition practice mature politics???

  10. Typical of UPND, they only know Mapatizya. In Mufumbwe they denied being the perpetrators of violence. Now Namayola doesn’t even pretend…. police, here is a prime suspect with evidence on record, what are you waiting for?

  11. The money that is to be used for the developmental of our country are now buying party cars,,,people of zambia lets open our eyes these guys are stealing our owm money.

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