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Mubukwanu regrets clashes between UPND and PF in Mongu

Headlines Mubukwanu regrets clashes between UPND and PF in Mongu

VICE President Inonge Wina (r) shakes hands with Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu shortly before leaving for Luasaka at Hurry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone. The Vice President was in Livingstone to officially open the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) meeting of Ministers of Justice on domestication of ICGLR of protocols.
VICE President Inonge Wina (r) shakes hands with Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu shortly before leaving for Luasaka at Hurry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone. The Vice President was in Livingstone to officially open the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) meeting of Ministers of Justice on domestication of ICGLR of protocols.

MONGU Central Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament Nathaniel Mubukwanu has regretted the clashes between supporters of the ruling party and the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) in the area.

On Friday, UPND and PF supporters in Mongu attacked each other’s secretariat and damaged property.

On Saturday, the police in Mongu managed to separate the supporters of the two parties who almost clashed.

Mr Mubukwanu has since called for co-existence and tolerance between PF and UPND supporters in Mongu as violence had potential to reach unmanageable levels.

Speaking in an interview in Livingstone on Saturday after seeing off Vice President Inonge Wina, Mr Mubukwanu said Zambia had enjoyed democracy for many years and hence there was need to promote peace and unity in the country.

“I can confirm that PF and UPND attacked each other’s property in Mongu. Regrettably the unrest experienced in Mongu was politically motivated.

“That situation is deeply regretted and we don’t want to tolerate it in democratic dispensation like ours,” he said.

Mr Mubukwanu, who is also Southern Province Minister, hoped that that the unrests were the first and the last ones where political violence reached high levels of seriousness in Mongu.

“I know there were sporadic incidences elsewhere but the Mongu one was very much regrettable and it was uncalled for.

“I do not have the mandate of UPND who were involved from the other side but speaking on PF, we have been peace loving party and people who have maintained law and order for many years. We would like that spirit to be embraced by everybody,” Mr Mubukwanu said.

He called for political tolerance among the political players in Mongu saying there was need for the two parties compare notes as opposed to engaging in violence.

“Going forward, we would like to appeal for peace from all political leaders as violence has potential to reach unmanageable levels if it is not curbed,” he said.

23 COMMENTS

    • pf is the aggressor here as upnd are just compaigning,if it was a pf mobilisation then one might think of upnd.can the current pf leadership manage to deal with ISIS?

    • The problem is the Commander-in-Chief. It is in his powers to stop this nonsense. Does Edgar even know he is Commander-in Chief?

    • PF is the one which has brought what they know best, CONFUSION, CORRUPTION, LIES & VIOLENCE!
      PF has lambently failed the ECONOMY, KWACHA & PEOPLE b’coz they are visionless! Visionless Lungu said that “I HAVE NO VISION” whatsoever!
      The violent party is ONLY PF, surely the opposition are just protecting themselves from PF thugs who’ve terrorized the entire Zambia.
      Otherwise 4 months left for Pathetic Failures(PF) to be kicked out. Inonge & Mubukwani too are been kicked OUT.
      PF BANDITS are the ones causing havoc everywhere, they are violence possessed, hence their chauvinistic & kaponyanic behavior!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

  1. This blaming game has got to cease and the local leadership of both parties has to take stork instead of absolving themselves of responsibility. The inertia and partisan stance of the men and women in uniform is what is causing this wanton destruction of property because they are not doing what they are supposed to. I have observed that PF has been in the forefront of these attacks and UPND is just retaliating. All these thugs must be made accountable including the notorious bit*ch Katanga and Libongani….

  2. HH plz tame yo few unpd tonga supporters. No wonder we cannot vote for your u. Yo levels of desperation for state house are too much. The only thing u dream is state house. we cannot be fooled we know the economic challenges are not Lungu fault. We will vote for Lungu come 2016

  3. The Politicised ZP should wake up and cage the culprits. No need to tolerate this nonsense of people fighting and maiming each other in the name of Power Failures and UP and Downs. ….
    ECL and HH and all other Party presidents need to meet stand on on forum and condemn these unnecessary fights. Ten minutes of shaking hands and educating these guys that we can leave as opponents but not enemies. Atase.

    • @Carelesswhisper: I totally agree with you. Its time politicains stopped controlling the much politicised ZP. Let ZP carryout their duties professionally by protecting lives and property within Zambia regardless or whether one is in the ruling elite or the opposition. If the current ZP leadership are failing to be non partisan, let a new credible leadership be appointed.

  4. @Chillaxx. with due respect to you, please, lets be civil in our comments. To me Mubukwano has gray hair and to call him… is bad. Let us avoid telling people to go and urinate in the kariba kind of talk. Have a wonderful day.

  5. Mubukwanu will be out of Parliament next year. Lozis are fed up of lies by this useless PFarty. It was not nice knowing you and you have lost all your good black hair in 4 years – the effect of lying for your livelihood.

  6. Why are PF cadres up and about when it is UPND having meetings in Mongu? I have not heard of other parties disturbing PF meetings.

  7. The attack on the UPND are being stage managed by Sunday Chanda. Davis Chama seem to have not participated so far in any attack against the UPND. Sunday Chanda and Edgar Lungu are ordering the attacks.

  8. I have changed my mind and with my family we have made a decision never to vote for this violent TRIBAL party called UPND.They have the audacity to use their mapatizya formula on a sitting Veep.Now imagine if you gave them power in 2016 ? Even musicians of other tribes are being beaten in southern province.They should be packed forever this time around.Zambia is a peaceful country and cow dung politics should never be entertained.

  9. @Hilda malama
    We know that you are a biased cadre.Your party UPND is losing support in the eyes of peace loving Zambians.Advise your up and down senior officials to renounce the mapatizya formula and the tribal tag where you think only a tonga can lead your party.You chased Sakwiba Sikota and today you want to solicit for votes from Western province through intimidation.Western province would rather vote for PF,MMD or FDD and not this foolishness we are seeing even before you are given power.

  10. THIS IS THE MOST CIVILIZED COMMENT I HAVE HEARD FROM A PF MEMBERS IN YEARS, THIS GUY SOUNDS SO MATURE AND I THINK I CAN TRUST HIM

  11. WELL ARTICULATED ELDER MUBUKWANU. I KNOW YOU MEAN WELL WITH YOUR ADVICE, I WISHED LUNGU COULD PICK A LEAF OUT OF THOSE WORDS. LUNGU IS THE SOURCE OF ALL THIS ANIMOSITY. LUNGU’S HEART IS BLACK WITH HATRED. LUNGU THINKS OTHER PRESIDENTIAL OPPONENTS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK TO THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE AS THEY SHARE THEIR PARTY’S MANIFESTOS WITH THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. ABASH LUNGU ABASH! JAMESON YAKUKOLA KALOMBWANA. KOYA UKALALE OOKO KWENU. KOTULEKA SWEBO NOTUYANDA KULELA CISI TUCILELE. WEBO WAKAKILWA! LUNGU KUYABEEBELE!

  12. I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT PF MEETINGS HAVE BEEN DISRUPTED BY UPND OR HEAR THAT THE PF LARRY HAS BEEN DISRUTED. EVERY TIME UPND HAS A MEETING OR LARRY, YOU WILL HEAR THE FRACAS HAS OCCURRED BETWEEN PF AND UPND. PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY ANALYZED AND CONCLUDED THAT PF IS PARTY OF VIOLENCE FROM ITS FORMATION. WHY PF ALWAYS?

  13. what benefit do we get wen we keep insulting each other and not ague like interlectual cadres and not panga cadres even on social media???? let me start with the travel of HH and Lungu to the copperbelt. Lungu went to kopala on a working trip as govt not for politics and by virtual of his office hes entitled to go to any part of this country jst like HH will wen his time comes. HH went to th kopabelt for politics and the so called party mobilization…..get me right here, its not yet time for campaigns. HH and the UPND cannot claim to say they went there to resolve the problem facing our mines and the miners but to take advantage of the situation and turn it into a political “thing”. the mining problem is an issue that requires efforts from both th govt and th opposition especially HH…

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