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UPND scared of losing Mulobezi seat hence resorting to Violence – Kampyongo

Headlines UPND scared of losing Mulobezi seat hence resorting to Violence - Kampyongo

Home Affairs Deputy Minister Stephen Kampyongo (left) and Lusaka District Commissioner Ashwell Kampengele watch Ngoni warriors perform the Ngoma war dance at the launch of the N'cwala traditional ceremony festivities in Lusaka on Saturday
Home Affairs Deputy Minister Stephen Kampyongo (left) and Lusaka
District Commissioner Ashwell Kampengele watch Ngoni warriors perform
the Ngoma war dance at the launch of the N’cwala traditional ceremony
festivities in Lusaka on Saturday

DEPUTY Minister in the Office of the Vice President Stephen Kampyongo has charged that the UPND has resorted to violence in Mulobezi because it has sensed that it is losing grip in Western Province.

Commenting on the violence that happened in Mulobezi recently, Kapyongo who is also Vice Campaign Manager for Petauke Central said the UPND has lost grip of Western Province as well as the confidence of people in that area.

“They know that people have lost confidence in them and their leadership, so they have resorted to violence,” he said.

Mr Kapyongo said UPND is known for violence whenever elections were held in places where they enjoy some support like what happened in Mapatizya constituency.

He said Malambo and Petauke Central constituencies have not recorded any violence because the UPND are not enjoying any support there hence violence free campaign.

“In Chawama, Masaiti and Senga Hill we had no violence because they have no support there,” he said.

Mr Kampyongo said the UPND is scared to lose the Mulobezi seat but that there is nothing they can do as the people no longer trust in their leadership.

Recently, Patriotic Front secretary-general Davies Chama and his entourage was attached as they were driving to the campaign centre in Mulobezi.

The thugs who were clad in United Party for National Development (UPND) regalia attacked Mr Chama and his team with knives and machetes but his bodyguard shot at one of them before they scampered.

One of the cadres was apprehended and taken to Mulobezi Police Station before being taken to a rural health centre for treatment.

And Mr Chama condemned the violence being perpetrated by the suspected UPND cadres despite their party leadership promising free and fair campaigns.

He said it is disappointing for UPND party cadres to engage in campaigns of intimidation, which is a threat to peace and unity during campaigns.

Mr Chama called on all political parties participating in the Mulobezi by-election to engage in peaceful campaigns.

Inspector-General of Police Stella Libongani condemned the violence being perpetuated by suspected UPND cadres.
Mrs Libongani, however, assured that her office would deploy more officers to police the area.

The election of UPND’s Hastings Sililo was nullified by the courts of law following electoral malpractice.
The PF has adopted Patricia Mulasikwanda in Mulobezi while the UPND is fielding Mr Sililo.

UPND deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo said the party will not protect any cadre perpetuating violence ahead of Mulobezi by-election.

Mr Lifwekelo said the UPND is very clear on its message on violence, adding it will not protect any cadre who will be found wanting.

“The party detests violence as it damages its image. We will not protect anyone and police should prosecute anyone found wanting,” he said.

Mr Lifwekelo also stressed the need for all political parties to embrace each other as brothers and sisters so that there can be free and fair campaigns.

28 COMMENTS

  1. The upnd thugs attacked mr chama’s entourage and his body guard opened fire at one of them to scatter them away. That is the truth not these lies ati chama shot a upnd cadre

    • Under law, if the gun used to fire is chama’s he is guilt of mishandling the fire arm, if is the driver’s then he has the right to handle the fire arm, if not its not lawful

      Secondly, all are innocent before being proved guilt In this circumstance, both the shooter and the victim claim the other is responsible. The police was not there.The sane thing to do is arrest both and let the court decide who is guilt and who is not. If Chama is innocent , I wish him safety of life, If he is guilt and is abusing his powers, may fate and God deal with him ruthlessly, off the hands of the victims, before the by election finishes!

    • CHAMA IS ONE OF THE NUMBER 1 PF THUGS WHO ARE PLANTING VIOLENCE IN AREAS WHERE BY-ELECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED. PLEASE STOP SOILING UPND. YOU THE PF THUGS ARE THE ONES TO BLAME FOR ALL MANNER OF VIOLENCE THAT OCCURRED OR STILL TO OCCUR.

    • No amount of story twisting will help this thug Chama and Kampyongo should just shut up he thinks we have forgotten what happened in Shiwangandu were Nalumango and Maureen Mwanawasa were attacked.Who does not know about PF and violence.Even among themselves they attack and kill each other.UPND is intact in Mulobezi mybe in eastern,so which grip are they saying.If violence was in petauke I would have said UPND is scared not Mulobezi.We should be ashamed at this point in time killing each other because of a by Election please PF rule with dignity not this stone age politics.

    • We keep reminding HH.

      Mazoka when he died left UPND with 42 Members of Parliament. ( once a vibrant party )

      UPND is now reduced to 26 MP’s. How the hell can you say you have made Major Progress.

      The only progress made is that you have become a bigger noise maker, who has gotten addicted to telling lies and failing to answer questions.

      Secondly being duped by Mmembe whos aim is to elevate the Rainbow Party.

      UPND find another source of inspiration from a leader.

      HH is either running out of ideas or his advisors have run away from him.

      Either way.. its not looking good.

      The attempt to create havoc in exchange of postponing elections has really backfired.

      ECZ is not buying your games.

    • We all should remember that Lusaka Times is the media wing for PF, so no positive reporting for the opposition will ever happen. It is all pro PF articles and attacks on the opposition from now on.

      One only wonders how much Lungu paid Lusaka Times to but their reporting. Maybe cash, plots of land or a few Jamasoni to a few individuals at the expense of ethical reporting.

      So sad and unprofessional.

  2. Honorable Minister, This is my prayer for Zambia: That God grants all those charged with running the affairs of the country with wisdom and integrity, that all those that sit down to divide the country, yet are have power to unit it, all those that spread hate , all those abusing the power repent. For the corrupt, I pray that they return seven fold of what they have stolen back to Zambia. I pray that , those that refuse and keep doing evil yet pretend to be doing what is right, those that steal and return the monies stolen through direct thefts, indirect theft such as construct faking, over charging, practice nepotism and tribalism etc, suffer incurable sickness that have no relief, and there families that benefit knowingly that the wealth is stolen, or ill gotten never have peace!!

  3. @ Sponge bob. Why pre-empt investigations whose outcome has not been publicised? I however condemn such violence in the strongest terms possible, no matter which party is it’s perpetrator.

  4. Shut up.. UPND has a mission. If elected next year we expect great change. HH promised to offload his wages for the development of the country.. That headless borrowing will come to an end. I would like to see mother Zambia standing on her two legs NOT leaning on borrowed monies.

    • How many km can HH salary as President build? Even if he used all his USD20million it is only 20km. No government cannot borrow for development. Anything else is utopia.

    • Do not be cheated by HH. No third world country like Zambia will fully support its national budget on local funds. There are also other contingencies which will require a nation to borrow. It is this narrow minded and which will destroy the country. Without borrowing, Zambians will have to be heavily taxed or where else will you get the money.

      It is for this reason UPND and HH are out of touch with reality. You living in fantasy island. Tell me which country, including developed world have not borrowed in some way?

      HH has no political and government administrative experience and know how. No wonder he has led you all to be daydreamers.

      We will wait for you guys to mature before giving an opportunity to govern. Grow up first. You are thinking like political disfunctionaries.

    • @Ichintuchintumwene….

      Yes, it is so costly to construct 1km of road because of corruption, period. HHs salary may not do much but it is the principle that the man is not seeking office out of hunger. He wants to serve.

      My comment has nothing to do with partisan politics. I am just agreeing with the blogger that indeed Zambian projects are very costly because so many people not directly connected to projects receive payments, from the boss to secretaries and cleaners etc, and you expect to succeed?? Zero.

  5. “Its your word against mine” You louts may spend the whole of eternity arguing about non-issues. Get a life! Campaign as normal beings. Ataah!

  6. so bafoster wats the job of a body guard? is it not to protect the body harm of the boss? if the body guard can watch while the boss is being attached then no use of body g

    • @mutale kampyongo will it again so just tell the girls to start physical trainings especially 100m races and cross country just in case they need to go far to deal refuge.

  7. In l/stone, after PF deliberately accused UPND of murder, the truth came out that UPND was innocent. Let us wait and see who is guilty.

  8. Why do fools like Kampyongo think that Zambians are dull. Are you sure, Kampyongo, that the people you were addressing were impressed and taken in your dull explanation? Everyone knows, as has been already pointed out above, that PF wreaks of violence wherever they sense opposition has a lead. even among themselves, they slaughter each other and try to smear it on others. How many deaths have been recorded in any other party, inflicted upon itself by itself. Unless the people you were addressing are something else, you are the only fool walking Zambian streets! When people didn’t pursue your role in Shiwang’andu, they were not as foolish as you are!!!

  9. I feel sorry for HH and UPND 2016. With Rainbow Party on the scene, they will lose some of their supporters to Kabimba if the Bantu Botatwe voting pattern will be at work. But for PF, it has a national following. The coming of Rainbow Party is a blessing in disguise to PF.

    For PF, it is all smiles chabe!!!!

    • Betters, I gave my view on why I think UPND is in trouble with Rainbow Party, but you have responded with a block statement lacking backup support as to why PF should be worried instead. I feel this is important.

  10. THIS IS WHAT ‘REAL JAY’ MEANT BY SINGING THAT A ‘MONKEY IS ALWAYS A MONKEY’. PEOPLE ARE ARGUING THAT YOU CAN’T SUPPORT YOUR NATIONAL BUDGET BASED ON LOCAL SOURCING BUT BORROWING.UNDER THE CURRENT RULE OF PF, THESE *****S WILL TAKE US NO WHERE.LETS VOTE THEM OUT OTHERWISE WE LIVE TO REGRET. OUR ECONOMY IS LESS BETTER THAN ZIMBABWE’S, THEN SOMEONE SHOULD BE HAPPY ENCOURAGING MORE BORROWING.THAT IS FOOLISH WAY OF THINKING.ZAMBIA WILL BE A DESERT IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS BE THAT PF STEAL VOTES OR ARROGANCE OF SOME PEOPLE TAKES THEM TO VOTE FOR PF AGAIN

    • Threats and threats again? In 2011, you told us that Zambia will hve a civil war if PF wins nothing of the sort has happened. Actually the PF has embarked on massive infrastructure development which will soon open the country to more development and productivity.
      The social policies are a threat to capitalistic empires of big wigs like GBM, Mutati, etc. They have ganged up with their fellow capitalist HH to unseat PF, but they will not have it easy.

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