Dr Canisius Banda talking to journalists
Dr Canisius Banda talking to journalists

United Party for National Development (UPND) vice president Canisius Banda has refuted claims that he directed UPND cadres to strip Patriotic Front (PF) Mazabuka Central constituency chairlady Joyce Kangwa last Friday.

But the Patriotic Front has insisted that Ms Kangwa was stripped naked
The UPND vice president, who was reacting to claims by PF Southern Province secretary Moses Ngosa that Dr Banda had instructed his party cadres to harass the woman, said the PF was in the habit of dragging UPND leaders’ names into the mud because they were aware the opposition party had the support of the Zambian people.

But Mr Ngosa said in Mazabuka yesterday that PF had no reason to accuse UPND falsely, saying his only comment on Dr Banda’s assertions was that members of the two parties must learn to co-exist.

Said Dr Banda:‘‘I am not aware of the woman that the PF claim was stripped and we should not be subjected to comment about rumours; the PF should have produced a picture of that woman who they claim was harassed.’’

Dr Banda said it was ‘‘unlike UPND to institute such violence’’ against anybody although the PF had continued to frame UPND leaders each time they visited some areas on mobilization or any party business.

The vice president said the ‘‘concocted story was a tactic by the PF to toss a rotten nut into the barrel’’ to spoil the UPND’s name.

Dr Banda said the ruling party was desperate and ready to do anything to de-campaign the opposition party.

‘‘That story is a tactic by the PF to toss a rotten nut into the barrel to spoil it; take note you will see that wherever the UPND (leadership) is visiting they will create a story. Today UPND has stripped a woman, tomorrow they will say a bank was robbed by UPND cadres; they will even say a cat was killed just to ensure the UPND appears bad to the people,” he said.

He said the woman’s harassment claims by PF in Mazabuka was similar to those of the attack on Vice President Inonge Wina’s residence in Nalolo which was blamed on the UPND. He said the ruling party had up to now failed to provide evidence to prove that it was the UPND that had attacked Ms Wina’s home.

In response to Dr Banda’s comments, the PF provincial secretary said his party would not claim issues that were false.

He said PF had nothing against UPND but only wanted them to refrain from violence. He added that the issue was reported to Mazabuka police and the victim was still under medical observation.

“The police have received the reports of harassment and the woman has continued to receive medication; yesterday she had her arm which was twisted bandaged and she still has to go back to the hospital for more attention,” Mr Ngosa said.

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30 COMMENTS

    • This era of technology for sure why would claims be brought without exhibition. PF wants people to believe without any evidence. It does not work like that. Give pictures, audio formats, or even videos on such issues otherwise your claims are deemed irrelevant. Even police officers ask for evidence in order to take certain action.

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    • Hmmµ? Ba Canicius, you are demanding for pictures of naked woman, published here? Are you serious?

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  1. “….the PF provincial secretary said his party would not claim issues that were false…”

    Of course not. PF never lies, well, sometime are economical with the truth, but laying? It is UPND which is always laying. Evidence is there, “90 days”, “more money in your pockets”, “2 million jobs”, “no mining jobs to be lost”……………..

    You are right puliketi, PF is absolute rubbish.

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    • @ Vizungu

      Try to connect “out of box” naked/laying?
      You do need more than nought nought eight?
      It is easy if you are on one three eight (lol)

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    • @ Vizungu
      By the way, when did spelling become part of Mensa test? Or it is something special for “tough upper lip” to make them “more” Mensans than the rest?

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  2. I need to see pictures of the fracas not a naked woman. I also want to see pictures of Inonge Wina’s property being destroyed. Then I will believe..

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  3. Upnd leadership, kindly learn one thing that being economical with resources when you are being defamed right, left and centre won’t help you. take legal action whenever names and not the party are in issue and do it speedly. bring perpetrators to justice, we are getting tired of your explanations on blog media while they do it on national media. Take corrective measures as a matter of urgency through litigation, injunctions. Restraining orders, enforcements including garnishees to ensure your reputations are protected. Put up a swift but stead legal team to quickly analyse and render opinions without delay and spin the wheels of justice regardless of one’s station in life. If you do not heed to my advice, you stand to be insulted, defamed and dared by even monkeys! Get things done for…

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    • People that fail to take matters to authorities are usually guilty. If any of these accusation being heaped on UPND did not have any substance or evidence to them, I am sure UPND would have taken matters to court by now. By the way, some of us are still waiting for evidence of PF training malitias in Sudan which HH promised us. Nothing as yet. Ba UPND also HH and Canisius please visit a Barber Shop this year. Do not take that dirty hair in to 2016 twapapata. Kukanua kwati Chinyo che ule lyakumushi baCanisius

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  4. If it was a UPND cadre we know the PF POLICE would already have arrested someone. They are so quick when the opposition does wrong. So its probably manufactured.

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  5. For those who want proof you need to ask your relatives back home because the issue was on tv and reported on news radio.

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  6. You can forgot about an issue based debates on the the run-up to the General Elections with the caliber of politicians we have today!!

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  7. In the meantime, HH has directed his base to support Banda to be his Vice President Running Mate.

    GBM just come back to PF. You are not wanted in UPND. HH wanted someone with money to share the burdens.

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  8. Is this not the man who was the first to refute claims that VP’s house in Nalolo was attacked by UPND cadres?

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  9. Dr Banda can not do such a thing. He is a man with intergrit and is above such type of low level thinking. PF is just panicking ahead of 2016 polls. If indeed Dr Banda ever did that, PF is free to take him to police for interogation.

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  10. When I look at Banda it is like he went into a career of medicine un knowingly because he has come out a confused man. Look at his hair surely some thing is not ok with him. Remember the Lungu is sick and the medical report issue, again the refusal of Nalolo fracas today he is back again denying the incident which happened. Bwana Vice President of Up and Down club of day dreamers put your house in order.

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  11. Fellow bloggers, the levels of idiocy in our commentaries is alarming and do not only exhibit or reflect our levels of educational attainment but also squarely reflect our positions in terms of IQ.
    Some of us can not distinguish a fact from an opinion let alone a belief. Some of us will only engage those outside the realm of opinions and unreasonableness! there is still hope that we can do better by hiding our inadequacies in what we post. On the other hand, there is both real and eminent danger in opportunistic silence amidst oppression! Speak out but take care to comment on matters within parameters of your expertise or declare it an opinion, then we would judge if the same is reasonably made or not. For once, do yourself some good by conducting a self introspection of your thoughts…

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  12. Does it mean there is nothing news worthy in Zambia anymore? Everyday we see the same people in the papers and online media..Its always PF said/did this/that or UPND did this or that..Its like two kids fighting for ice cream from their parent.

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  13. The problem with UPND is that they dont see anything wrong in what they do as long as it happens to the other side. Even when life is lost to them its Zambia forward

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  14. SELELENIKO BA BANDA MULENUKA AMADAIPA YABANA BAKWA HON HYENA HH. SO U BANDA PLANNED WITH GBM SO THAT IN MAZABUKA U,YOU RAPE A PF CHAIRLADY WHILST YO FRIEND GBM WRITES NONSES THRU HIS UNCLE CHITIMUKULU TO RESPOND TO WHAT HH SAID ABOUT BEMBAS.
    #HH CALLS BEMBAS MONKEYS SO GBM YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS A MONKEY SINCE U SUPPORT HIM.
    #GBM+BANDA CONSULT NALUMANGO,MUTATI THEY MAY ALERT U.
    BA BANDA WHY NURSE SOMEONE’S WIFE WE KNOW SHE IS SICK AND ITS U LOOK AFTER HER WHILST MOLIN TAKES HER ROLE.
    SHAME MARABISHI UPND

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  15. It’s sad to note the recent media reports concerning UPND members. It’s with regret that violence is adopted as a means to fight their way to the top. Zambians don’t vote for thugs

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  16. Just admit ba UPND Vice President naimwe. You Dr Banda, who can trust you after your false alarming statements about PF rigging elections in January this year?

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