THE Patriotic Front (PF) mobilisation meeting which was scheduled to take place at Monze Golf Club yesterday turned violent when United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres invaded the premises.

About 500 people among them former UPND provincial youth secretary Twaambo Ndhlovu were defecting to the PF.

Before the defectors were formally received, about 150 suspected UPND cadres wielding an array of weapons including knives and pistols stormed the meeting and started attacking the people that had gathered for the PF meeting. Some of the attackers threatened to harm PF national mobilisation chairman Paul Moonga.

The aggressors threw stones at the crowd seriously injuring two people who were rushed to Monze District Hospital.

Police officers stood by and watched helplessly as some PF members begged them to stop the attackers.

And Mr Moonga has called for the arrest of a suspected UPND cadre only known as Cornhill for threatening him with death.

“We are under siege. I can’t address the meeting and yet police are here failing to stop what is happening,” he said.

Mr Moonga described the violent incident as shameful. He said he had a lot to share with the people had it not been for the fracas that transpired.

And PF member Given Hamanyanga has expressed disappointment at the violence by the UPND cadres.

Calm was eventually restored after police fired tear gas at the attackers who scampered

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38 COMMENTS

  1. Thats HH for you and his tribal party!!you have to be strong you guys in opposition as 2016 is coming fast and UPND is too desperate!!NO MATTER WHAT,HH CANT DEFEAT MIGHTY PF IN 2016!!PLUS THIS MR.MOONGA IS REALLY A HARD WORKING LEADER AND A PLUS TO PF!!HE HAS REALLY ATTRACTED A LOT OF TONGAS TO PF!!KEEP ON WORKING HARD MR.PAUL MOONGA,WE ARE BEHIND YOU AND KEEP ON REJECTING TRIBAL POLITICS AS YOU’RE SHAMING HH AND HIS TRIBAL FOLLOWERS!!

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    • “The police stood there helplessly”, just this statement is enough to tell any discerning person as to who was fighting who.
      This is a PF thing.
      I have known the Cornhills for a long time & I don’t think there’s anyone among them who would stoop to Moonga level.
      This carelessness in the way people open their mouths will one day plunge this country into fire.
      You might think you are stopping HH from getting to statehouse but he’s just an individual. The hate you spew hurts a lot more people who will remember it long after HH is gone.

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  2. This violence should be condemned by all and really HH should show his statesmanship and condemn the upnd thugs.

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    • We have always said that UPND=United Pangas for National Destruction HH is the main dictator/ thief of this t.r.i.b.a.l gang of pretenders but they are only fooling those that are not sharp enough to see that HH can only bring this country conflict which is why 2020vision from day one has been for a one Zambia one nation under a forgiving and loving PF. Ill never accept UPND to be a party that cares how can they care when they have failed their own constituents and HH their boss is a manipulative and exploitative tycoon that can’t even spend an ngwee to help his own sufferring workers…Shame!

      Nomba ni EL2016

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    • people forget that the father of violence in Zambian politics,William Banda,is special advosr to HH.How then does one expect upnd to be violence free?

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    • Congratulations ba UPND if at all this is true, for it can actually be the same PF thugs causing confusion as usual.

      If it true, its good give them (the PF) a taste of their own medicine, we see how they like it. Them and their chama have shot innocent souls with guns and nobody talks. Now even the same blogger/cadres who supported chama and pretended nothing happened in Mulobezi, Shiwangandu, Choma, Livingstone etc are crying faul, chiwamila galu kuluma…..bati. This is good ba UPND, they have been taking you for granted for a long time. Let them feel what you feel when they ALWAYS attack you. Good Show.

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  3. So even upnd are a violent party.Or is it just the coming of GBM that is bringing a bad omen to the party.Maybe it’s the rejuvenation of the mapatizya formula.

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  4. THIS IS A REVENGE ON PF CADRES WHO FOND OF ATTACKING UPND MEETINGS AND WE SAID THAT WHEN YOU PUSH PEOPLE TIGHT AGAINST THE WALLS THEY REACT. WE DO NOT WANT THIS TO CONTINUE AND FROM TODAY PF CADRES SHOULD START DEMONSTRATING NONE VIOLENCE CAMPAIGNS AND IF THEY DO THEN THIS VICE WILL NOT STOP BUT A STARTING POINT.

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    • If you’re going to spew your rubbish please don’t use capital letters. It makes it more annoying!

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  5. Upnd have run out of ideas. First they recruit gbm master of panga. Second they resort to violence

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    • UPND should learn from PF and MMD on their conduct before being in power they were not violent, as of after being in power that was a different story which should not be condoned because they have been big let downs in a country that never knew pangas and guns, very sad indeed. In short if before being in power UPND is showing traits of violence one wonders what would happen if they are in power and yet UPND is branded as a party of intellectuals. A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance Lyndon Baines Johnson. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. FDD and NAREP have been violent free hope they can pull up their socks and start providing leadership and direction to the nation.

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  6. Let pf mobilise freely in tongaland and let upnd organise freely in bembaland,why fighting? Nyoko ngumwi!

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  7. Violence has no place in political debate .These thugs must be arrested and prosecuted,whatever political party they claim to support.

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  8. LT is just a PF vuvuzela
    How many were injured or shot
    Where are the photos
    Who shot?
    When Chama shot a upnd cadre the information was very clear. This is just a propaganda piece
    We are not f00ls

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  9. Frustrations in the Upnd camp they know that they will not form any government that’s why they have resorted to violence.I urge all well meaning Zambians to avoid them.The other thing is that people must move in groups and work as a united force and make sure that these desperate upnd cadres are apprehended and are taken to the police

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  10. That’s a false tale which is only taken by illiterate gullible PF valtures!Paul Moonga is just eyeing & scheming more part of the recent corruptly acquired eurobond to trickle down to him!This chi partycalled PF is nauseating mwe-from loadshedding to CB closure,inflation,by elections,fuel hikes,rentals…!Only fools see development under it!In any case,they did well to contract this debt(loan) so that it finishes before 2016 campaigns!

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  11. A snake bites when the hole finishes.This shows that others can do it as well.I condemn violence as PF is in the driving seat others are following.
    Unless somebody is a chainama case to support PF with all this econimic mess

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  12. This violence has its root cause as the police, the day the police will cage anybody and everybody is the day violence will be done once and for all. That being said, as a person that voted for UPND in the Jan elections want to see leadership from HH. HH please apologise to PF and call the police to arrest the perpetrators. In your statement don’t justify anything.

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  13. LT you are big liers I stay in monze and very near to that place there was nothing like that the pf failed to pay defectors money

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  14. i was there its not true at all , wat hopoened was da t moongo promised to give us k200 for attending meeting but then failed so we started fighting

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  15. Monze people, PF , insulted you, why should hold meetings, in support of PF, tell Chama to apologies first.

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  16. I have just been briefed, the PF , failed to pay the defectors, they demanded k200. Each, which they did not have much to spread

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  17. We told you UPND supporters that you are not angels. You insisted on calling PF and Chama names. Only the truth you will make you a ruling party. If we say HH sold our companies say yes and apologies. If we say HH hates Bembas admit and advise him. If we say you are a violent party say yes and correct the mistake. Moonga don’t give up we need to conect southern to govt

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  18. Congratulations ba UPND if at all this is true, for it can actually be the same PF thugs causing confusion as usual.

    If it true, its good give them (the PF) a taste of their own medicine, we see how they like it. Them and their chama have shot innocent souls with guns and nobody talks. Now even the same blogger/cadres who supported chama and pretended nothing happened in Mulobezi, Shiwangandu, Choma, Livingstone etc are crying faul, chiwamila galu kuluma…..bati. This is good ba UPND, they have been taking you for granted for a long time. Let them feel what you feel when they ALWAYS attack you. Good Show.

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  19. you who are condeming upnd have matuzi mumitwe yenu. you dont see pf cadres doing the same even killing each other? you dont see them following HH with weapons? Did you hear EL commenting? whoever you are in MOnze, keep it up and do much more

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  20. Next time this moonga pf guy comes, to buy defectors demand for more than K200, set your price tag in thousands per defector, make sure you finish their latest aquired eurobond, after all you will be the ones paying it back.

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  21. Well, well, well…….

    When PF/Lungu faction stormed Cabinet office or when PF/Lungu “cadres” enforced “democratic” election for party president, PF vuvuzelas kept quiet.
    When PF criminals fought between themselves for the share of blood money , PF Police arrested innocent UPND members.
    When PF “notables” used fire-arms in public place, PF Police arrested victims.
    When PF “militants” used hand-gun trying to harm HH, PF leadership was busy counting stolen money and did not react.

    What you expect? It looks, that two Chandas of PF will have their wish of Zambia divided along Tribal and party lines.

    Bravo PF. Job well done. Next step eye for eye, life for life………..

    What a bunch of 1mbecile wankers at work

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  22. UPND are leaning too fast. Come 2016 it will be kafwafwa. Form the fence this looks great. Tiye nazo.

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  23. These UPND thugs are trying to twist the story.There was nothing like paying anybody.These reckless UP and DOWN cadres do not understand the value of democracy.They think Southern is only for UPND.When they come to other provinces,they should also be taught a lesson.

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  24. Oh yes….Cow dung and democracy are at variance.They don’t value divergent views and you think you can rule Zambia.Never ever.

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