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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Police in kalomo arrest two UPND cadres who disturbed President Lungu’s tour

Rural News Police in kalomo arrest two UPND cadres who disturbed President Lungu's tour


POLICE in Kalomo has nabbed two suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres who are alleged to be among the group of youth that caused political violence which occurred during president Edgar Lungu’s visit to the district last Tuesday.

Police sources confirmed the arrest to Zanis in Kalomo who have since appeared in the local subordinate court charged with proposing violence while a dragnet for others believed to have been involved in the incident has intensified.

However the local police sources could not give more details over the matter and referred all queries to Southern province police commissioner, Godwin Phiri, who could not be reached for a comment by press time.

The duo, Allan Sichibeya 32, of Mwaata compound and Reuben Musimuko 27, of Nasilele farm, have since appeared in court before magistrate Kahonyi Mushabati for plea charged with proposing violence which both have denied.

The case have been adjourned to Monday, January 25 for ruling and trial is set for February 24. The two have since been remanded in the Kalomo state prison with a provision for bail application.

Meanwhile, a gang of UPND cadres yesterday evening stormed the Kalomo state prison after the stipulated visting hours demanding to see the two suspects.

The cadres are reported to have visited the prison past 18 hours demanding to see the two suspects and tried to force their way into the prison causing commotion at the premises forcing officers on guard to fire warning shots to disperse the UPND cadres who were aboard on several fully mounted public address system vehicles playing solidarity music for their party.

President Lungu was in Kalomo last Tuesday where he addressed residents at Green Acres primary school and later inspected progress works at the ultra modern hospital being built in the once first administrative capital of the country but some opposition UPND cadres turned violent trying to block the roads which the head of state was suppose to use and beat up a PF sympathiser.

During his address, the head of state said people were free to choose their leaders of their choice but warned that government would not tolerate lawlessness that threaten the peace of the country.

And some residents talked to have condemned the action by the way the opposition acted themselves saying there were proper channels to register their grievances even if they differed in their political ideologies stressing an incumbent head of state deserves to be accorded the highest respect she or he deserves.

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    • I assume the PF cadres that stormed ndola airport to prevent miles Sampa from landing will also be arrested?

    • What a mistake our herds boys are making. A province cannot win you national mandate or republican Presidency. You risk locking up yourselves from votes should the same insanity be reciprocated across the defining national constituencies. Be extra careful with this subnormal Groupthink of yours. Violent Munkombwe, William Banda and Daglous Siakalima are just digging you a bottomless pit latrine never to be redeemed from politically.

    • You are better off hallucinating aimlessly in radio talkshows like Larry Mweetwa cam Wanzelu is doing day in and out in blogs and facebook pages. Physical violence is not something you will win if not, it will leave you worse off.

    • Fool you just had beef for supper, i just made more mula out of your insatiable appetite for beef, stupid pf cadre.

  1. Where is our freedom of expression, if we should be so hunted and cowed down? It’s high time we learned to stage open protests, protests against youth unemployment etc., so that they can start arresting hundreds, not just two.

    • No man is free! You are only free if your freedom does not encroach upon mine. Freedom is a consumable commodity! Do you see the logic, or the imperfection of UPND logic?

  2. Are you sure if these guys had proposed violence in the presence of the president it would take 5 days for them to be arrested.
    These PF (police force) just had “to do” something to show kadansa.

  3. These foolish kalomo kachemas need to be taught a lesson if found quilty.This tribal party should be banned in zambia for the mapatizya formula of violence.

  4. Well, an eye for an eye. Violence against violence. Wat do you think wud happen if PF violence is reciprocated by the opposition?

  5. i condemn any form of violence. Police should equally arrest the PF cadres. Lungu is just a person just like Sampa is just a person. both need to be respected and protected from violence and not just the head of state.

    • iwe KK Airport, you can compare Sampa to Lungu. What level of education did you attain not to know the powers of the Republican President? Do not comment for the sake of commenting. Grow up.

  6. Why is it that when HH comes to Eastern Province, he campaigns freely without any violence, but it is the opposite to Edgar. What is the reason for this? Enlighten me.

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