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Mambilima urges Police to deal with offenders regardless of their political affiliation

Headlines Mambilima urges Police to deal with offenders regardless of their political affiliation

ECZ Chairperson Justice Ireen Mambilima

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has called on the police service to realign itself to efficiently deal with concerns raised by all political parties without any bias.

ECZ Chairperson Irene Mambilima says the commission is concerned with allegations of laxity on the part of the police suggesting that they have a soft spot for the ruling MMD.

Justice Mambilima observes that the law should be left to take its course regardless of political affiliation of the offender.

Speaking at the political party liaison committee meeting in Lusaka this morning, Justice Mambilima also expressed concern with the unfriendly relationships that are developing during campaigns among political parties.

Justice Mambilima has further questioned why the country has seen an increase in political acrimony when all players publicly declared during the filing-in of nominations that they would abide by the electoral code of conduct.

She notes political party leaders should ensure that their supporters refrain from attending their meetings with offensive weapons with intentions of hurting other people adding that there can be no justification for hate speech and incitement of violence.

The ECZ chairperson has also advised political parties to avail their rally schedules to the commission and the police to enable effective policing of their meetings.

55 COMMENTS

  1. Spot madam.
    Some MMD cadres feel they are above the law.
    Consequently,there PF colleagues are only expressing what they know better,violence.
    PF has further in its Manifesto Article 3 and 4 declared that only committed cadres will get positions in GRZ,Foreign service and Parastatals.
    Thus the scene of the loudest and most violent cadre gets the top jobs.
    See the Constitution PF before you comment back,please

  2. These elections should just come and pass. It is a problem introducing democracy to monkeys and gorrillas… Very irritating.

  3. Kamtima kaja kakuti waikatako wapsya, udzayenda by air kakalimo mwa a Willim Banda. Inu amene mwabadwako masiku ano simudziwa kuti munthu uyu anali wa Maibuye mnthawi imene ANC ya Nkhumbula inali kugawikana ndi UNIP pa nthawiyo. Sangasinthe, pepani abale anga.

    • na sata wamene ni wa mu fedulo, kodi anthu aka votele ani???? HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  4. You are loud and clear Mama mambilima but Kabonde and Rupiah do not understand and appreciate what you are talking about.
    Thats why citezens should protect themselves if the police if for MMD, Rupiah and Kabonde only. We will exercise citizens’ self protection. Be assured that your appeal cannot be heard as long as it is Rupiah and Kabonde controlling the police.
    But their time is very short. Their ending is disasterous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. RB has kept William Tekere Banda t run Lusaka province for a reason, to use UNI mentality of violence and terror! The police are completely impotent once it involves an MMD cadre, hence the resolove by other Parties to defend themselves, self defence is a birth right!!!

  6. HH the so called under5 is reportedly worrying why his OLD parents are failing to control their cadres for peace to prevail for all Zambians and non-zambians in zambia.
    HH is further reported saying that “THE OLD AND THE RECYCLED HAVE RUN OUT OF THE WISDOM AND HUMILITY TO PROMOTE LOVE AND PEACE DESPITE CLAIMING THAT THEY HAVE EXPERIENCE. ZAMBIANS ARE BENEFITTING VIOLENCE FROM SATA/RB POLITICAL AND OLD AGE EXPERIENCE.”

  7. Problem is your organisation madam. Its corrupt and MMD rigging agent!! Its immoral for you even to open your mouth. Zambians love peace and political leaders like MC Sata are peace makers. Dont forget people that Sata had retrained Lusaka and CB residents from taking to streets in 2006 and 2008!!! I am not sure whether he would do the same this year. Zambian want change and VERY MUCH SO THROUGH THE BALLOT. PLEASE PLEASE ALLOW THEIR WILL TO BE DONE THIS YEAR!!! Madam Mambilima you know that Zambians including yourself want M C SATA . AMEN.

  8. The police under Kabonde will never carry out their duties in a professional way and on the other hand Kabonde is nothing but an MMD cadre who believes and declared publicly that threatening violence is not an offence following Chris Chalwe’s threat to gang rape Nawakwi. Justice Mambilima knows why the police are ineffective and why well known thugs like William Banda and others are untouchable.

  9. MADAM CHAIRPERSON, THE BUCK FALLS ON RB AND HIS POLICE CHIEF, KABONDE……RB HAS SHOWN NO SERIOUS WILL TO END VIOLENCE…..THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HIS BACKGROUND (UNIP VIGILANTES) IN THE ONE PARTY STATE…..HIS MINDSET HAS REMAINED UNCHANGED, MORE SO THAT HE HAS NEVER FORMALLY RESIGNED FROM UNIP TO JOIN MMD……SO EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM IS UNIP (THE OLD UNIP)……..THE MAN IS A BIG PRETENDER…….HE ISSUES HALF HEARTED STATEMENTS DENOUNCING VIOLENCE, BUT PLANS THE SAME IN THE NIGHT WITH WILLY ‘DEPORTEE’ BLUNDER………..SO ALL YOUR EFFORT MADAM WILL COME TO NOUGHT UNTIL THERE IS SERIOUS POLITICAL WILL AT THE TOP……

  10. @kunta kinte
    I for the first time agree with you,these monkeys are very useless indeed,lets give the country back to the British,because we have failed running it,sometimes i agree with mushota on what she says about that pathetic country,am very disgusted.

    • and how sure are you that the british will develop peoples lives? all they’ll do is take valuable resources in zambia to improve their failing economy

  11. He who plays with the sword will die by the same sword. Let leaders know that if they condon violence they will die in the same violence. I am not biased here. But let them tell us if they are stronger than what Mubarack and Gadafi were? Where is Mubarack and Gadafi now? Those who are not able to control they own dogs will be bitten by the same dogs. Gadafi’s sodiels were surrendering to rebels like no body’s business. Zambia is not for one man or one party but for all of us. let them not be cheated by the support they may see now, tomorrow the same people will turn against them. By the way do our leaders read the Bible or they only declear that Zambia is a Christian Nation but do not have what it takes to be a Christian? God is a God of the deffenceless. So you are not above God.

  12. Easy PF + MMD =UNIP.
    MMD +PF =UNIP therefore RB =WILIAM BANDA=SATA=UNIP. Simplifying means UNIP vigilante mentality is back in Zambia. Zambians open up your eyes and vote for real change in HH for the nation to move forward. 

  13. “the police service to realign itself to efficiently deal with concerns raised by all political parties without any bias”. ECZ chairperson,if you could have aligned your institution (ECZ) all these would have not been there.You failed to hid to advice on many matters concerning political parties.Start counting the charges to be lebeled against you,one person has died coz of your stonehearted.ZAMBIA IS BIGGER THAN YOU & RB. Police service have credible men and women,but it is being commanded by a qwark finished dull cadre (Kabonde) who has attained his promotion thru papertry.During elections police are vulnarable to dismisals and abitrary arrests.Hence,there bacl role play.If you leaders do the nonsense and think the police officers will risk there lives,forget.Pipo will kill each other.

  14. Thanks sister mama Mambilima, I only pray and hope our police have heard you and they will let justice prevail in the nation no one is above the law. I do not understand what RB has seen in William Banda’s violence these are old fashioned and outdated type of politics. We want decent politics if people are happy with the way you govern them they will give you a vote you do not have to use violence or kill people for them to vote for you.

  15. Chi William makes my beloved party unpopular dat man makes me so angry!Rb nawo I dont know he hasn’t gotten rid of that chap he thinks he is so untouchable!never the less ba pf nabo bola panshi we don’t want to see pangas Mu town kwati mileyipaya mbeva Zambia is for all of us!we need more positive strong messeges coming from madam mambilima and others!

  16. When old politicians overstay in power, it creates problems. As HH keeps telling us, 2011 is for retiring the old politicians and usher in fresh young people.If we can be doing this, then old politicians will be discouraged from holding on to positions till death does them part.

  17. The biggest problem is that both the two aspiring candidates are UNIPist. They have the same tactics of getting and retaining power. RB, SATA, William were all in UNIP. So MMD and PF are just like poles of a magnet. They know each other better. This is a serious source of danger for our country

  18. Nothing wrong with Zambia,but something is wrong with Zambian politics. They are based on character assasination, instead of issue based politics.

  19. I have been a support of ZNBC for a long time and often praising them for the news and information they give. Now given the magnitude of political scenarios Zambia is going through right now, I understand that ZNBC is struggling to balance the political playing field for all political parties involved in this year’s elections and to change how Zambian people are receiving the news from ZNBC mighty be difficult. Lately ZNBC is perceived favoring MMD, hence, I cannot let it go of my understanding that it’s also the job of ZNBC to inform the nation about positive issues opposition parties who are participating in this year’s elections are talking and campaigning about. Such as infrastructure development, education, health, justice, zero tolerance to corruption etc.

  20. continue from#26. I used to enjoy a good coverage of ZNBC news, but the priorities of coverage lately astounds and frustrates me and many Zambians. Having to hunt for national news buried in the back headlines for MMD makes me question the value of people paying TV fees to ZNBC, because it’s not only MMD cadres and supporters who pay these TV fees but even opposition supporters pay.
    Am afraid that ZNBC is giving up its credibility as anything but a mouth piece for MMD rather than a quality national public media station. And this feels like loss for our country and a doubtful recipe for potential violence during and after this year’s tripartite elections coming 20th September, 2011.
    nt from #26

  21. There is need for all political leaders to grow up; by this I do not mean in size and stature but in the way they behave.
    How can you as a leader encourage violence openly and feel proud about it????

  22. Kabonde is a cadre who can not head such an important position. RB is equally to blame because he enjoys violence. Every1 knows that. MMD is threatening us in the markets and bus stops because of william blander. Now we need to defend ourselves from these MMD I.D.I.O.TS

  23. Well said madan but also note that there other areas that need to urgent attention to build and promote voter confidence which I think is quite low at the moment. For instance the corruption allegations against officers of your commission should be checked and dealt with soon rather than later. I also doubt if the ECZ has the necessary muscle to enforce the Electral Code of Conduct without fear of victimization by those in authority. How will you as ECZ impose punitive action against those that will be found flouting the demands of the code especially if they are from the ruling party? Otherwise we all need to up our efforts to build an electral system that shall always be credible for ourselves and future generations. All the best ECZ.

  24. Good evening
    It is a shameful thing for the Forces and a bad thing for national unity and democracy if the police are seen to be having a “soft spot” for the ruling party, as the Chairperson observes.
    If that’s really the case, then there is need for a comprehensive peace agreement between the government and all political parties to ensure that ALL offenders are sorted out and the smooth running of the electoral process is guaranteed. Peace and Justice must prevail.

  25. While your message of observing the law is very clear, the question is how effective are you as ECZ in ensuring that those who break the electoral code are made to account?
    Can the police listen to you and effect an arrest if the opposition parties complain or will they just ignore your call as an empty rhetoric?
    By the way what is your stand on UPG, You did not mention anything on the way forward…why?

  26. The violence has to be nipped in the bud NOW before it totally gets out of control. It is really unfortunate that we do not have professionalism in the police force. Zambia belongs to Zambians and not to a few leaders. The tyrants of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya thought that they owned their respective countries. Where are they now? We need to tread very carefully on this issue.

  27. I WISH THIS PERIOD ENDS……ALL I HEAR IS THE ELECTIONS AND ELECTIONS……ITS NOT LIKE IF SATA WINS OR RUPIAH CONTINUES IN POWER S.H.I.T WILL CHANGE….. THINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE SAME….IF NOT WORSE.I WILL NEVER BLOG AGAIN TILL AFTER SEPTEMBER THE 20….AM OUT AND PICTURE ME ROLLING……….THIS BE THE REALEST S.H.I.T I EVER WROTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. The biggest problem we have in Zambia are the pro-MMD tendencies of the the Zambia Police and the intimidation from State House. A cousin of mine from Chilanga police told me that during the bye – elections in Chilanga won by UPND candidate, the police actually detained William Banda for instigating violence. Strangely, they had a visit from Dr. Chigunta from State House who promptly demanded the release of Banda which they couldn’t resist as the order appeared to have the blessings of State House.

  29. This MMD woman must be sick in the head. How do you walk bear handed when banda Willian has weapons and is bavked by police? Folly right? She will regret the rest of her life for having presided over an election in which serveral lives will be lost due to her neligence and alignmnet to the ruling party!

  30. In a democracy, the police do not take sides.
    But what do you expect with the “party and it’s government” UNIP mentality?

  31. I like what Justice Mambilima has said. Violence is always wrong and should be rejected by Zambians and the policeforce at all cost . Zambia’s most attractive factor is that it is a peaceful nation with peaceful people. Zambia has never…and should not give violence any room to fester. May God bless Zambia with love and peace.

  32. BY THE WAY, OUR GUYS ARE ALREADY HERE TO HELP YOU GUYS. WE GAVE U A PRESIDENT AND NOW OUR POLICE AND ARMY. NEXT, YOU WILL NEED OUR TOILETS 

  33. t looks like 99% of bloggers on this forum are in diaspora who are not even on the ground to provide accurate events of what is happening on the Zambian political landscape. Later on these bloggers wont even be present to participate in the voting but are making too much noise as if they are so genius. Let us all be guided by bloggers who are domiciled in Zambia becoz they are the only ones with facts. The rest you are all relying on biased media reports. News stories in the public media have a leaning towards MMD, Zambianwatchdog supports UPND, Lusaka Times is an extension of the public media with stories which are pro MMD, Post Newspaper and Zedleaks are with PF. However the Post Newspaper makes an attempt to quote RB word for word when he attacks Sata. UPND is never mentioned.  

  34. wats up with this ZIMBABWEAN BORN character.
    he like most zimbo’s like to dis zed…
    as a people…we zambians are peaceful..our
    zim brothers are far from it. as a people
    they are full of strife!

  35. #42 udwala kolwe iwe…’soon we will need yo toilets’ kuti naiwe mwana wamfwiti. kuchikamwa
    monga toilet yakwanu kwamene uko! by the way stop posting junk…..find some zim paper and
    do yo blogin ther & not here- this here is for ZAMBIANS!

  36. LT please remove that photo for lady justice mambilima,it scares me. Are you saying ECZ is the only place with urgly women. I know that,that Filipino woman director of ECZ(priscilla isaacs) doesnt look good but i believe mambilima does.

  37. THE POLICE SHOULD ARREST MMD CADRES AND THEIR LEARDERS.WHEN RB WENT TO MUFULIRA HE CALLED SATA AN IMPOTENT MONEY HOW CAN A LEADER OF THE COUNTRY USE SUCH LANGUAGE. RB HAS GOT MAGGOTS IN HIS HEAD IAM NO FAN OF SATA BUT WE EXPECT ALL THE POLITICAL LEADRES TO USE APPROPRIATE LAGUAGE.
    MMD CARES THEY EVEN WANTED TO KILL EACH OTHER IN MONGU .WHERE DO THEY GET SUCH MENTALITY OF COURSE FROM RB THE EMBECILE.

  38. Kabonde is a cadre. He is more interested in keeping his master in office than applying the law fairly and swiftly when it comes to political violence involving MMD rogues like WBanda and Chalwe! Their days are numbered. Its less than 24days to GO.

  39. What would one expect from the heads of security,including justie ireem mambilima, when they are hand picked by the President whose cardres are the ones breaking the law.I MEAN WE ALL NEED FOOD ON THE TABLE AND WHEN U ARE FIRED WHAT NEXT.MAY GOD TAKE CARE OF US IN A CHRISTIAN NATION IN WHICH LEADERS ARE THE ONES LEADING IN INSULTS.

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