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Mumbi Phiri Justifies the beating up of UPND supporters in Sinda.

Headlines Mumbi Phiri Justifies the beating up of UPND supporters in Sinda.

PF Deputy GS Mumbi Phiri,
PF Deputy GS Mumbi Phiri,

PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has justified the actions of the PF cadres who beat up UPND supporters in Sinda on Monday saying it was due to political provocation which enraged the PF cadres.

Speaking when she featured on Hot FM’s the Hot Issue radio program Ms Phiri blamed the actions of the PF cadres, who are reportedly beat up some supporters of the UPND, on the leadership of the opposition UPND.

She said the UPND knew that the President would be in Sinda but decided to send their UPND regalia to the district, something she described as extreme political provocation by the opposition UPND leadership.

“The President is in Eastern Province, why should a leader in his rightful mind send Chitenges and T-shirts from Petauke to Sinda when he knows that is the time the President would be arriving. Even Lifwekelo can agree with me such youths don’t need to be told anything. That is what we call provocation in the political parties, that should not be encouraged by us leaders. Note that youth cannot even manage to buy a chitenge or a T-shirt,” she said

And when asked by a caller why the police were quick to arrest the suspected UPND cadres in Choma when no arrests have been made from the fracas at Ndola airport, Ms Phiri said the PF was not even sure about the group that went to the airport due to the confusion which has arisen on the ownership of the newly launched Democratic Front.

She said that Miles Sampa could have been attacked by the true owners of the party.

And Ms Phiri has disclosed that the PF has no laid down disciplinary measures for their violent cadres. She said the party leaves matters of violent cadres in the hands of the Police and the Executive who have the power to make policies.

She said it is up to the police to take up matters of the political violence and ensure that those perpetrating it are brought to book.

Ms Mumbi who featured on the program with UPND Vice Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo also said leaders should tame their tongues when addressing each other.

She said derogatory language towards each other was also contributing to political intolerance especially from those on the lower ranks of the parties who feel injured when their leaders are insulted.

Meanwhile Ms Phiri has accused the media in the country of fueling political violence by writing false stories.

She said there are so many falsehoods circulating on social media and that she has been a victim of the same false stories.

And Edwin Lifwekelo said political violence continues to be rampant because the same characters have been crossing to ruling parties every time there is new government for their own benefits.

He said the cadres who are perpetrating the scourge have moved from UNIP to MMD and now are in PF because of the benefits found in associating with the ruling party.

He also said leaders must put in disciplinary measures to ensure that their cadres behave properly which he said his party has started doing by chasing away from the party those fund wanting.

70 COMMENTS

    • No, it is a hule the Pathetic Fascists picked from Addis Ababa Drive. Now the gestapo Police Force are protecting those responsible for Poverty Flourishing in Zambia. People get ready for civil war. It is a Burundi moment right now.

    • iwe Edwin Lifwekele na Mumbi Phiri enough is enough, stop playing with fire. Both PF and UPND are violent parties and lets not justify violence. The other day it was Kakoma trying to justify why UPND cadres destroyed property in Choma today it’s Mumbi Phiri trying to justify why PF cadres beat up UPND cadres. We only have one Zambia and if you set it on fire where are we going to run to? This foo lishness has to come to an end………lekeni ubupuba ubu! Violence begets violence, there’s need for both parties to sit down their cadres and bring an end to this violence.

    • This just barely 2 days after the pastoral letter from the Catholic bishops, Lungu is the true son of Sa.t.a.N

    • Sibenza,don’t believe everything you read online.The people in Choma were ordinary citizens who had lined up to see HH but because there is an order of not allowing opposition members to hold any meetings,the overzealous pf police resorted to tear gasssing them,Why?
      Pf is in choma,Livingstone amd other towns in Souhtern province but how many times have you heard that pf cadres have been attacked by UPND?Why must i be attacked for putting on a different T-Shirt.Is a crime now in Zambia to do so.
      The justification by pf officials just goes to show the tpye of people wre in govt.now .It;s pathetic and nauseus to deal with such people.

    • its only in Africa and Zambia at large were some one having a different view from another kill another on issues that never benefits them. How ever this shows how UPND has grown and the PF is scared of anything that the opposition does.

    • Mumbi Phiris chin is too long, no wonder she doesn’t think properly. Nzelu zinacoka mumutu zayenda kukamwa. Aganiza cabe na kamwa. No brains!

  1. Upnd cadres brought up on themselves. They deserved the beating. The police were quick in choma cos one can only find kachema cadres that side it’s very difficult to find non kachema ones. With Ndola issue, remember Sampa stole the party in question and only gangstars have to be arrested

    • This is exactly what you were praying for on 18th October, my only question to you is this which “god” you were praying to. Your “god” who cherishes lies and violence will answer your prayers sooner than you think. Please note the inverted commas “god” and not God.

  2. UPND is just violent and hopeless. Peaceful Frieds (PF) only respond when provoked. You should be mature UPND. Too much under 5 mentality

  3. Nalumangi in her 30s?
    That is Mumbi Phiri sadly for Edgar that is all he has.And where is Davis Chama?He has been too quiet of late.I think it is true he has been sidelined.

    • True my brother. This chama has been put where he belongs. I’m sure he is contemplating where to go. Maybe forming another party. Maybe progressive front(PF).

  4. Such irresponsible utterances are very helpful to the ICC when the worse turns to the worst. At the same time, Lungu’s call for peace is null and void if this is coming directly from his right hand lieutenants.

  5. I can’t belie this is coming from the ruling party .so what if a president is coming to the area ,why should I not distribute my party attire and why should that provoke you ?do these people actually listen to themselves ?do they really understand what political tolarance is ?

  6. REALLY SERIOUSLY PEOPLE IS THIS THE LEVEL OF REASONING PF LEADERS HAVE? THESE ARE THE PEOPLE RUNNING ZAMBIA? WHAT A NONSENSICAL STATEMENT. LUNGU HAS REALLY SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH SUCH PEOPLE? NO WONDER MILES LEFT THIS PARTY. MILES SAMPA WAS RIGHT. NO SESENSIBLE PERSON WOULD WANT TO ASSOCIATE WITH SUCH PEOPLE. NEVERS MUMBA BE VERY CAREFUL LEST YOU TOO WILL BE TAINTED WITH THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT. IF YOU JOIN HANDS WITH THE PF THEN WE KNOW THAT ALL YOU CARE FOR IS YOURSELF AND NOT THE PEPEOPLE OF ZAMBIA.

    • The president leads the pack in shallow thinking and reasoning. It’s enough to make a man weep. If you think the thugs in power will never take us anywhere you would be correct. You would be at pains to find agreeable words to describe these punk!s. I can’t believe a nation is governed by garbage like this. Gosh!

  7. SO PF ACTION IS THE ONLY JUSTIFIABLE KIND OF CONDUCT ACCEPTABLE TO THE PUBLIC? ANYWAY, INE NDEITAMBILA FYE APATALI, KABILI PAKU VOTER NKENGILAMO FYE NEKA.

  8. How does opposition regalia provoke? Dont campaign posters from opposing candidates get displayed side by side? This primitive politics being preached by a primitive woman!

    • It was not a campaign meeting Ecl has in sinda and no one was clad in pf regalia but these under 5 went there clad in their insulting color regalia to be seen as what? Why would they go to the opponents in such a provoking manner. If you are visiting a lion’s den pretend you are one even when deep down your heart you know that you are lion’s food.

    • It is only 1diots that are provoked by opposition party regalia. I have been to countries (in Africa) where people from different parties clad in their regalia walk together or meet and pass each other peacefully after election rallies. Zambian party cadres are a shame and a huge disgrace. Problem is most of those who resort to violence are the poor of the poorest kaponyas.

  9. Just watch ” Darkness and Light reveal itself from bloggers”! Those telling the truth and those lying through their teeth. One can see what is happening to mother Zambia, but the devil is in control right now.

  10. Very primitive and highly ignorant woman. l can’t really understand her reasoning. No one is above the law. Putting only attire is not criminal. Politics is like a club and therefore you put on your Jersey as and whenever you feel like. There is no way you can be assaulted for putting on your party’s regalia. The Police should arrest the cadres who committed this offence unless Zambia is a failed state.

  11. Iye chi Mumbi Phiri tell your cadres to be tolerant of divergent views. Zambia is not for PF or Edgar Lungu alone. The more you talk the more I’m convinced that Geoffrey Mwamba’s statement that you are on drugs is true

  12. So just seeing a chitenge of an opposition party is reason enough to become violent. Are we dealing with people or animals. I know in bull fighting the Matadors use a cloth when bull fighting but I didn’t release the PF were affected in the same way. Its sad!!!

    • @ Mwe bantu, you have caused me uncontrollable laughter by likening PF cadres to those Spanish fighting bulls that literally see red in a red cloth. Sadly, PF cadres see red in every colour used by the opposition. Man, what a witty comparison!

  13. #Mr Kudos and mj banda supporting your foolish Mumbi have lost your decency. You’re in nations where you have freedom and you’re supporting violence. The chitenges with Lungu’s portrait on it is just a cloth or rug which can used in the toilet. Zambia is a free country where all political chitenges which need to be banned can be won by anyone whether the president is coming or not. The same Mumbi and all those supporting violence will say Zambia is a Christian nation and they will even pray to God. My foot. The same God whose name you’re taking in vain will judge you.

  14. why unsults? Dont you have better wats of expressing your selves? lets show the world what we got from schools by being civil in our language pliz!

  15. @ Ba Sebenza

    ur right my bro i agree with u we only have one zambia and if we put it on fire surely we have no where else to go to…jst look at our neiboring contries there are very few countries we can run to. both PF and UPND cadres are violent and i honestly dont agree with the council of bishops giving unbalanced statement as if its only PF cadrs who are violent….we all agree that these 2 groups are becoming violent day by day….these 2 groups shud be sat down by their leadership……remember also that UPND shud not act as if their leader is already in power as this is wat provocs ba PF in many cases…..let them wait for 2099

  16. Lungu should maybe first ask one wayward Godfoolish Miyandarous how support for PoA while in power always has the tendency of coming back to bike one right in the back side, where it never shines and stinks! I will never forget the menace Godfoolish posed to society when the Supreme Court outlawed the draconian colonial piece of law by bringing it via the back door. Within a year, PoA was cutting chunks of flesh off the idle alleged coup plotting “corporal”s backside, that’s why he walks with a sticky limp! KK too tasted it and the “Malawan” cried out “Tiyende ni 4 maLozi”. I wonder how Jameson will squeak when PoA squeezes his nuts to maneuver! A Chagwa azagwa ndithu!

  17. Its like HH only does what Edgar Lungu initiates!!after seeing ECL attracting huge crowds in tonga land,HH get scared that maybe my tonga people have rejected tribalism and joined PF-a national party-shocking!!WHY GO TO SOUTHERN WHEN ITS A WELL KNOWN FACT THAT MORE THAN 90% TONGAS BELONG TO THIS TONGA PARTY CALLED UPND?INDEED HH IS AN UNDER 5 POLITICIAN!!ONE PROVINCE WILL NEVER WIN HH THE PRESIDENCY!!!i now warn majority Zambians never to vote for this upnd as its leaders only want to come and steal the more money and severely divide this country unto tribal groupings!!

  18. PF IS PERPETRATING VIOLENCE IN OUR COUNTRY. IN PUBLIC DOMAIN, THEY PRETEND TO ABHOR VIOLENCE WHEN IN ACTUAL SENSE, THEY ARE THE ONES FUNDING THESE VIOLENT CADRES. WHERE IS SANITY IN ZAMBIA? LOOK AT THIS GIRL MUMBI PHIRI COVERING UP THIS VIOLENT PF CADRES WHO DESERVE TO BE IN POLICE CUSTODY RIGHT NOW. THIS IS THE REASON WHY ZAMBIANS HATE PF AND HAVE RESOLVED TO REMOVE THEM FROM POWER THIS AUGUST. ONLY HH AND UPND IS THE WAY OUT FOR ZAMBIA.

  19. HERE IS AN EXTRACT FROM US SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY’S SPEECH AT THE RECENT WORLD ECONOMY FORUM IN DAVOS. RESONATES WITH WHAT IS PREVAILING IN ZAMBIA, PRESIDENT LUNGU THE WORLD IS WATCHING.

    So start for a moment – and I’ll run through them quickly – with the challenge of governance.

    We have to acknowledge in all quarters of leadership that the plagues of violent extremism, greed, lust for power, sectarian exploitation often find their nourishment where governments are fragile and leaders are incompetent or dishonest. And that is why the quality of governance is no longer just a domestic concern. And I say to all of you who are business people who engage in the politics of one country or another and support people in them, you need to demand accountability from those potential…

    • accountability from those potential leaders or existing leaders. In Ukraine, under the previous regime, official venality and greed triggered an international crisis. In Syria, Assad was unwilling to respond to the legitimate concerns of young people who came out in the streets to demonstrate for opportunity, for jobs, for education. And when their parents were upset that they had been met with thugs, the parents went out and demonstrated on behalf of their kids and they were met with guns and bullets. Assad turned on his own people with a brutality delivered the largest humanitarian disaster of our times, literally employing the long-forbidden weapon of mass destruction – gas – outlawed in World War I, employing it against his own people.

  20. It’s so sad that law and order in this country has broken down to such levels. Here is a leader at the highest level saying it’s ok to be violent if you are ‘provoked.’ Really, ba deputy SG? Am sure if this came from a UPND official, the police would have swung into action even before the radio interview ended. Police, you can’t just let this pass, this woman should be made to sign a warn and caution statement.

  21. In Libya and Yemen, the absence of effective governance fueled regional strife. In Burundi, disrespect for the constitution has spawned an outbreak of violence. In far too many countries, just plain rank corruption has generated such powerful headwinds that local economies have to expend all of their energy just to tread water.

    Now, obviously, corruption’s not a new problem. Every nation has faced it at one time or another in its development. America’s own Founding Fathers knew the threat of corruption all too well, warning of the dangers that it posed to democratic governance. But today, corruption has grown at an alarming pace and threatens global growth, global stability, and indeed the global future.

    And when Prime Minister Abadi, who I met with yesterday – and we talked about…

    • and we talked about the reform effort in Iraq – when he took office in Iraq over a year ago, he found the government payroll weighted down with 50,000 soldiers who didn’t even exist. That meant $380 million of dishonest public officials that got that money instead of it going to build the kind of inclusive and capable security forces that Iraq desperately needed.

      When Nigeria’s President Buhari took office last spring, he inherited a military that was under-paid, underfed, and unable to protect the Nigerian people from Boko Haram. And one reason is that much of the military budget was finding its way into the pockets of the generals. And just this week, we saw reports that more than 50 people in Nigeria, including former government officials, stole $9 billion from the treasury…

  22. Still in the United States, my friends, we continue to prosecute corruption and we live with a pay-to-play campaign finance system that should not be wished on any other country in the world. I used to be a prosecutor and I know how hard it is to hold people in positions of public responsibility accountable. But I also know how important it is.

    The fact is there is nothing – absolutely nothing more demoralizing, more destructive, more disempowering to any citizen than the belief that the system is rigged against them and that people in positions of power are – to use a diplomatic term of art– crooks who are stealing the future of their own people; and by the way, depositing their ill-gotten gains in ostensibly legitimate financial institutions around the world.

    Corruption is a…

    • Corruption is a social danger because it feeds organized crime, it destroys nation-states, it imperils opportunities particularly for women and girls, it facilitates environmental degradation, contributes to human trafficking, and undermines whole communities. It destroys the future.

      Corruption is a radicalizer because it destroys faith in legitimate authority. It opens up a vacuum which allows the predators to move in. And no one knows that better than the violent extremist groups, who regularly use corruption as a recruitment tool.

      Corruption is an opportunity destroyer because it discourages honest and accountable investment; it makes businesses more expensive to operate; it drives up the cost of public services for local taxpayers; and it turns a nation’s entire budget into a…

  23. and it turns a nation’s entire budget into a feeding trough for the privileged few.

    And that is why it is imperative that the business community of the world starts to demand a different standard of behavior, that we deepen the fight against corruption, making it a first-order, national security priority. It’s why we are now providing technical assistance to more than 25 countries to build online business registration sites, which helps to reduce red tape and opportunities for graft – for the bribery necessary to get the permit, to get the local zoning, to get the land, to get the go-ahead. It’s why we’re expanding our law enforcement programs that send judges overseas to share best practices. And it’s why the U.S. Department of Justice has successfully returned $143 million since 2004…

  24. Zambia’s security state at this stage should be adjusted as it is becoming evident by the day that as elections draw nearer, the political temperature is turning hotter and very little if any, is being done. These sporadic instances of violence are a wake-up call that the govt should pull up it’s socks. Lungu should stop addressing security issues casually. PF is doublespeaking . Lungu vowed to defend all but Mumbi is arrogantly fuelling violence by irresponsible divisive party politics. What is the defensive role of party cadres in a country with legal security agencies? Beware not to expose the other side of Zambia to the international community, the Kenyan style.

  25. The question is can UPND cadres allow a person dressed in PF regalia amidst the Supreme Leader HH addressing their meeting? People should be realistic because if you can’t do it then you should not expect it to be done by someone else. Mr Lifwekelo knows what politics is and hence the reason not coming out strongly…

  26. Mumbi, why were you recalled from Ethiopia? power has gotten into your head but you will soon wake up to reality. you have no motherly feelings. You as a woman should be advocating for peace instead of behaving like a kaponya who has been given a ka k50 to cause disturbance.

  27. Buck Teeth Lungu you are fool, why do you always talk about war/ you are ***** who does not believe in dialogue but always preaching. i would be supprised if you are one of those involved in violence. grow up bustered.

  28. In any proper Democracy, this Bloated Bellied Jezebel Mumbi, would be sacked, & charged with. Inciting. Violence / Crime.
    However. We are. dealing with. Failed / flawed Democracies of Poverty, & the. Belly

  29. Is Mumbi Phiri Normal? Is the appointing Officer Normal as well? This is really a govt of the demented! Can a normal thinking person advance such a lame excuse! I can now see why our country is bankrupt, and these same characters are asking for another mandate, cansoni saana!

  30. Is Mumbi Phiri Normal? Is the appointing Officer Normal as well? This is really a govt of the demented! Can a normal thinking person advance such a lame excuse! I can now see why our country is bankrupt, and these same characters are asking for another mandate, cansoni saana! We can’t develop as a nation with this lot presiding over our resources.

  31. Yes the behaviour of upnd cadres in southern was un called for,terrible and pathetic. These political amatures and faliures should be taught a lesson. May the police ensure that these chaps that are full of nothing but violence are brought to book. You can see even see on this blog the way they are coming out so bitter,because of being rejected by Zambians in perpetuity. These upnd characters will never be allowed close to the doors of state house.

  32. In Compounds & villages we live with our women dressed in chitenges of all major parties just like church members and soccer fans do. They work, chat, joke and enjoy life together. Why does the political leadership find it provocative to see the other party regalia?

  33. Just one silly observation!. PF flags are all over the city on every street corner and compounds. PF branded cars are driving around with No Numbers Plates. This is thuggery behaviour in every imaginable form. Can ECZ and RTSA prevail and account for why PF which is supposed to be the custodian of law and order are slowly becoming the worst offenders with delinquency of the highest proportion

  34. This ugly woman who looks like an old male Lion speaks like a mentally sick person. I still cannot believe she is a Luo from the same granny that I know. She sounds like a child from the streets who has no upbringing. Before I speak I think of my children the embarrassment that my negative speech will flood their daily lives. There is nowhere in Zambia that any normal person justifies wrong doing. When it goes this far, politics in Zambia becomes sour grapes.

  35. When Kaunda was in power, the police and army and airforce officers protected him day and night, when he fell out of power, police constables and NCOs arrested and harassed him;
    When Chiluba was in power, the police, army and airforce officers protected him day and night, when he fell out of power, police constables and NCOs arrested and harrassed him;
    When Banda was in power, police, army and airforce officers protected him day and night, when he fell out of power, police constables and NCOs arrested and harassed him;
    When Mumbi Phiri is in power, the police, army and airforce officers protect her day and night, when she will fall out of power, police constables and NCOs will arrest and harass her!

  36. Comment:hi zambians.commenting from kenya.political thuggery is allover africa. But out of curiosity, the name mumbi is popular among the kenyan kikuyu tribe. Its a girl’s name. Might mumbi phiri be related to kikuyus.

  37. Mumbi Phiri is unjustly being attacked here. She merely is making a legal argument which is acceptable. Provocation and causing offence knowingly can be used as a defence before the law. It’s a fact that UPND use provocation as a party policy practiced expertly by HH and echoed by supporters. Truth.

    • In fact on the joking side…UPNDers should be beaten once for Breakfast, then at Lunch time to remind them, then lastly at Night before bedtime, because wicked children offspring of wicked Parties need to be saved from UPND indoctrination and brought in line with others.

  38. Bull Crap! Does this empty heap of human flesh understand political diversification? Cloths or no cloths people need to exercise free will to thrive in political diversity. it called plural politics wastful fresh. Why are you stupid and privy to the horrors of Ndola that actually put the general populace in jeopard? Think first and act later, not the other way round. U will be the next person at the end of PF and u will be crying fowl

  39. I know there will be a day when these same cadres will pounce on Mumbi and friends.I remeber during MMD we had scorpion, Kadobi and the Kulima Tower boys. these were Sata’s boys when he was Minister without Portifolio. What happened when Sata left MMD? The same boys carried him by air. History will repeat itself soon. As Lifwekelo said, cadres move to the party in power.

  40. This he she woman is so ugly and very unreasonable in all her utterrances. She togather with kambwili, frank bwalya, davies chama and ba chagwa have down graded the once mighty pf to the most useless political party in Zambia. Ifwe ni Miles or HH chabe.

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