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Why is HH constantly talking about violence, Mumbi Phiri asks

General News Why is HH constantly talking about violence, Mumbi Phiri asks

President Lungu with Mumbi Phiri
President Lungu with Mumbi Phiri

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary-general Mumbi Phiri has advised United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema to tone down his attacks and offer constructive criticism to Government.

Mrs Phiri said it is regrettable that the opposition has developed a habit of issuing statements suggesting that the country will plunge into violence. Mrs Phiri said in an interview in Zambezi that Mr Hichilema should also stop accusing President Lungu of condoning and perpetuating violence in the country.

“President Lungu is on record condemning violence. The matter concerning the violence which occurred on the Copperbelt where the opposition was attacked is in court and people were arrested,” Mrs Phiri said.

She was reacting to issues raised by the opposition leader at a briefing in Lusaka on Friday where Mr Hichilema alleged that President Lungu was abetting violence.

She said Mr Hichilema should focus on building his party instead of unnecessarily attacking President Lungu.

“Let him focus on his party instead, because we have heard that his new party vice-president Geoffrey Mwamba has already started saying that he will take over as president after 2016 because he is sure that HH will not win. Let us wait and see if the leadership in UPND is going to agree that a newcomer takes over their party,” she said.

She urged Mr Hichilema and the UPND to offer constructive checks and balances to Government for the development of the country.

“Why are they constantly talking about violence? Are they wishing that Zambia was on fire? The answer is no. Those people who wish this country ill are jokers because we want this country’s peace and prosperity to continue for our children, grandchildren and generations to come. We refuse the violence they are talking about,” Mrs Phiri said.

She said UPND cannot be allowed to continually talk about violence in Zambia because such talk might breed violence

17 COMMENTS

  1. “Why are they constantly talking about
    violence? Are they wishing that Zambia
    was on fire? The answer is no”.

    • Look at the photo & see who’s trying to punch who. Mumbi is lucky to have ducked that one.
      What’s constructive criticism. You are getting enough of that from Edwin Sakala of ZDDM, so please spare us the gibberish.

  2. Mumbi Phiri must just shut up. The reason HH is talking about violence is because the PF are a very violent party. The president of the PF and other senior party officials never condemn violence. It is part of their plan to cause violence in order to scare voters in 2016 and HH knows about the scheme.

  3. MAPATIZYA FORMULA IS A VIOLENT MACHINERY FOR UPND AND AS FOR GBM HE BEATS HIS WORKERS AND WIFE SO WHO IS REALLY IS VIOLENT?? ITS UPND AND HH COZ THEY ARE VIOLENT THEY WANT TO PAINT PF AS A VIOLENT PARTY.
    ZAMBIANS LET US ASK OURSELVES MULOBEZI HAD VIOLENCE COZ OF HH IN KASAMA WARD ELECTIONS THERE WAS VIOLENCE COZ OF GBM.

    ITS CLEAR THAT ZAMBIANS SHOULD EXPECT MORE VIOLENCE FROM THESE TWO BLOOD THIRSTY POLITICIANS WITHOUT BRAINS BUT JUST BOAST ABOUT THEIR MONEY. WHAT IS IT THAT THEIR MONEY HAS DONE LET THEM SHOW THE NATION
    ZAMBIANS ARE WATCHING HH AND GBM BE WARNED

  4. Okay lets be serious here. Zambians only witness violence in areas perceived to be UPND stronghold especially Southern Province whenever there are bye elections. In PF strongholds, you hardly hear or see this violence because PF really knows where it stands, its not scared by the opposition.
    So any right thinking Zambian can easily conclude that a d0g barks more and becomes very vicious if it knows that its territory is threatened.

    Conversely, you will see that all these decisive attempts have been coming from one camp called UPND. A good example is this, in Patauke Central and Malambo na Bangweulu bye elections no one heard or experienced violence because PF knows that there is no need at all. They are no threatened and campaign based on issues and scared of their own shadow. But…

    • I wish I could slap some common sense into you, is moba hotel in kitwe upnd stonghold? Is radio ichenegelo in kitwe or sun fm ndola upnd stronghold? These were some of the ugliest scene of violence we’ve ever heard about in this country and yet this mumbi wants to play it down. Just ask your father frank bwalya how pf cardes baptised him with chibuku at the radio station.

  5. Violence will only end when Panga Fighters (pf) are kicked out in 2016. Pf has failed to manage the country and must be put to rest next year. These are pf’s last kicks.

  6. HH is right; Davies Chama and Mumbi Phiri are always promoting violence against opposition parties,especially the UPND.Mumbi Phiri should not think that people don’t know about the violent nature of the PF.

  7. The peace and stability that Zambians enjoy should not be taken for granted. It should be guarded at all cost. Aportioning blame on each other will not help. It is the govt’s mandate to safeguard it’s citizens countrywide, their political inclinations notwithstanding. Political heavyweights can flee the country in case of violence but the common man no choice but to stare death face on. Its embarassing that in such circumstances, even the police seem to take sides leaving the public exposed to death and losses. PF should be acting, not crying Mumbi’s style.

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