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Only one known political party is perpetuating violence-President Lungu

Headlines Only one known political party is perpetuating violence-President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu During the Press Conference at State house
President Edgar Lungu During the Press Conference at State house

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has said that it clear that it is only one known political party that is perpetuating violence. Responding to a question from a journalist during a press conference at State House yesterday, the said that it is sad that suspected UPND cadres attacked relatives of Vice-President Inonge Wina in Nalolo.

The President also said that the Public Order Act (POA) was a was a good law that ensured peace in the nation but it had been abused by politicians.

“With all sincerity, this POA has been a good law, but it was abused by us the politicians who are in power and I saw it because we used to feel the same when we were in the opposition, but without viable suggestions to review it, I am afraid I cannot amend the law,” he said.

Mr Lungu had since urged all politicians to desist from violence, especially that the nation would next year host general elections.

He said by allowing peace in the country, especially in Nalolo Constituency where the Vice President’s family was attacked without retaliation should not be misunderstood because it could only take him one word for his cadres to revenge, which he said was not his style of leadership.

“When the party is advised not to go ahead with any meeting just obey, because our security agencies have prior information, but others have taken it that they are being denied their rights to freedom, let us preserve peace,” he said.

27 COMMENTS

  1. And this coming from a Republican president and Commander-in-Chief is just absurd, embarrassing and mediocre.

    • I now understand and confirm that Lungu is not the right man for plot 1. Surely how can a head of state say if he was to retaliate it would only take one word? I am lost for words and I can’t believe this is coming from a head of state. He even admitted that he is abusing the POA and there is nothing he can do about it. Zambia is really in big trouble for sure.

    • So what did the country achieve when it went for prayers on 18/10/15? I thought reconciliation and forgiveness were on the agenda.

    • Whiskey, the earlier you sober up the better for you. UPND WILL NEVER RULE ZAMBIA EVER! YOU ARE EVIL AND CAN RUIN THE COUNTRY!

    • THE ONLY PARTY IN ZAMBIA WHICH IS KNOWN FOR VIOLENCE IS PF (PATRIOTIC FRONT, OR IS IT PAYA FARMER AND NOW PAYA MINERS). LUNGU HIMSELF IS A PERPETRATOR OF VIOLENCE BY PF CADRES. LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED ON THE COPPERBELT WHERE PF CADRES AND HOOLIGANS FOLLOWED UP UPND OFFICIALS AND CAUSED CONFUSIONS AND INJURIES ON INNOCENT ZAMBIANS. AND SHAMEFULLY LUNGU NEVER RAISED HIS VOICE TO CONDEMN THOSE PF HOOLIGANS. WHY NOW IS LUNGU PRETENDING AS IF HE IS FOR PEACE? PF AND LUNGU SHOULD GO NEXT YEAR. THIS THIEVING PF PARTY HAS BEEN TAKING ZAMBIANS FOR GRANTED. THEY HAVE ALREADY SPOILED A LOT OF THINGS IN THE COUNTRY, AND NOW THEY WANT TO PLAY A BLAME GAME. HOW MUCH IS A 25KG BAG OF MAIZE MEAL? HOW MUCH IS 1 US DOLLAR TO A KWACHA? COME 2016 KICK THE SLEEPING ON DUTY LUNGU. VIVA HH VIVA! VIVA UPND VIVA!

    • You see, uku kutumpa ba President wesu. I agree with you entirely that there is one party perpetuating violence; the Patriotic Front. they beat up their friends in Kasama, they beat up their friends in Kitwe recently, they beat up their friends in Mansa, they beat up their friends in Kabwe and Lusaka. Kutumpa ba President I agree!

  2. He said the same thing in Livingstone when one of his cadres was murdered by his fellow pf cadres, he said it clearly that he put the blame on HH. Shameless man he is!!!

  3. You UPND cadres get the facts from the English of the President, you have totally not gotten what he is saying, I really don’t know who can help you to inter-plate the English from one Edgar. May be he is sounding too Educated for you.

  4. Yeah right! one known party? PF! busy talking about nalolo and ignoring copperbelt, solwezi, livingstone, kabwe……. chiwamila galu!

  5. alfred hambaye at interplate!!!! what does that mean? no wonder you cannot get what the president is saying. its interpret please.

  6. DREDZ21 I HOPE YOU LIVE IN ZAMBIA COZ WE ALL KNOW THAT WHERE EVER THERE UPND THERE IS VIOLENCE COZ ITS MADE UP BY BLOODY THIRSTY LEADERS.

    WE HEAR CASE IS NOW NOISE COZ OF GBM’S PRESENCES SO YO CAN NOT LIST THOSE PLACES IF YOU REALLY FOLLOW ZAMBIAN POLITICS WHERE MMD CAMPAIGNED IN AREA WITH PF THERE WAS NO VIOLENCE.

    REMEMBER HOW MMD CADRES WERE ASSAULTED IN MAPATIZYA COZ OF THE SO CALLED MAPATIZYA FORMULA WHICH IS A VIOLENT STRATEGY SUSTAINED BY ITS LEADER HH

  7. BA PRESIDENT MAYBE YOU CAME IN BY ACCIDENT. I WANT TO MENTION TO YOU THAT THERE IS NO WAY YOU WILL ONLY TALK ABOUT ONE PARTY AND THAT IS UPND AND YET WHEN YOUR CADRES BEAT PEOPLE IN KABWE LUANSHYA AND MANY OTHER PLACES YOU ARE QUIET. WHO DOES NOT KNOW YOUR DANGEROUS VICES OF BATTERING PEOPLE’S MINDS?
    GO ON THE GROUND AND GET INFORMATION BA PRESIDENT AND YOU WILL TOLD THAT YOU PF LEADERS AND CADRES ARE IN THE FORE-FRONT AND THE FIRST BORN OF BEATING MISTREATING INNOCENT PEOPLE.
    WE ARE ALSO PREPARING FOR 2016 THAT WE FIGHT WITH OUR VOTER’S CARDS TO REMOVE PANGA FAMILY COMPLETELY AND BRING SANITY IN THE COUTRY.

  8. Two question only:
    How come when PF holds rally there are no clashes with UPND “cadres” but, when UPND holds rally there are clashes?
    Coincidence by design or ZP has become part and parcel of PF?

    • These questions should have been posed at the press conference. Missed opportunity.

      To answer your last question, I would say it is by DESIGN. Don’t think ZP has become part and parcel of PF as a few of them on CB have been demoted, retired or transferred. Just a few of the senior ZP are part and parcel of PF.

  9. The last paragraph of this statement takes the cake on how useless the Zambian “security agencies” are in the face of PF planned thuggery. Instead of condemning the violence orchestrated by his party, the president is blaming the victims. This is shocking! What are the men and women in the so called Zambian security being paid for if they stop the violence in the bud since they had prior information? What a disorganised country Zambia is turning out to be.

  10. ALL Zambians are violent. Just take a walk to the market or school play ground and you will see violence. We are violent with words and with fists. Bloggers are insulting people all the time and if they were saying the same things in a pub, someone would react with violence and lynch them. We have been brought up to use force of insults and intimidation to get our way. Very few people debate with civility. Very few people accept defeat. 10 months after elections he lost, HH still thinks he is the president.

    • @The Saint
      The Saint? You must be a very ukutumpa saint! We mbwa wee! What kind of reasoning is this? You must be a real denigrate.

  11. Ni ba cipuba. Bena fyonse kano pali uwa beba. He can’t think. We need Let’s borrow Magafuli for the remainder of the term. The true man of action!

  12. US dollar buying 9.97
    US dollar selling 9.99
    ECL 2016 tiye tiye
    They will have nothing to campaign for, for the kwacha is rebounding so strongly to the amazement of many. That’s how God works when His pple face certain afflictions He answers affirmatively.

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