Patriotic Front Media Committee Chairperson Frank Bwalya
Patriotic Front Media Committee Chairperson Frank Bwalya

Patriotic Front Media Committee Chairperson Frank Bwalya has warned Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba to desist from issuing malicious allegations suggesting that President Edgar Lungu incites violence.

Mr. Bwalya said that Mr. Kabimba should not drag the President’s name in vices that are at variance with his democratic credentials.

Mr. Bwalya said that allegations are malicious because the Head of State has nothing in his life that indicates violence.

Mr. Bwalya said that the President hates all forms of violence which he openly denounces.

Mr. Kabimba has been quoted in yesterday’s edition of the Post Newspaper as suggesting that President Lungu incites violence.

And Political stakeholders have hit back at Rainbow Party general secretary, Wynter Kabimba, over his degrading remarks to Zambian voters that it is a sign of insanity to award the Patriotic Front (PF) a fresh mandate, come voting in August.

Mr Kabimba, in a letter to Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja, stated in part that, “no sane registered voter would go out on August 11, 2016 to reward PF”.

His statement was carried in The Post Newspaper on Wednesday, this week.

Stakeholders interviewed separately warned that no opposition party will dislodge President Edgar Lungu, using hate speech, as portrayed by Mr Kabimba.

PF secretary general Davies Chama said the continued hate speech from the opposition leaders would not win them votes, but work to the advantage of the ruling party and President Lungu, in particular.

He said instead of criticising positively and bringing on board ideas on how to run the country, the opposition parties were busy attacking the President and PF over baseless issues.

“The opposition political parties are not intelligent enough to realise that personal issues will not win them votes. They are busy insulting and criticising President Lungu on issues that cannot win them the votes. They are actually giving us an advantage to get back into power,” he said.

Zambian Voice executive director Chilufya Tayali said PF was highly likely to win this year’s election, if opposition political parties continued with their tone of hate and issuing unwarranted attacks on the President.

Mr Tayali described as shallow-thinking, the use of insults and hate campaigns, to woo voters.
He said the Zambian people were well informed and needed leaders who could articulate issues that could help transform their lives and better the country’s economy.

Mr Tayali reminded the opposition that issue-based campaigns were the logical way of campaigning in modern politics.

“The trend that is being witnessed by our politicians today, is worrying, because their insults at the President, only shows that they are out of ideas and digging their own political graves. Zambia does not have an opposition party that is effectively providing checks and balances, because they are all preoccupied with insults and anger vented at President Lungu,” he said.

The North-Western Council of Elders chairperson Lukas Chikoti shared similar worries of a growing trend of hate-speech by the opposition camp, which was only a recipe for anarchy in any country.

Mr Chikoti said it was worrying to have politicians venting their anger at the President and the ruling party on baseless issues.

“Let us respect one another, unite and spread the love. Insults will not yield anything but promote anarchy. As elders, we want Zambia to remain peaceful at all times,” he said.

The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes and the Democratic Governance and Human Rights Advocates (DEGHA) also condemned the escalating trend of vulgar language by some politicians.

SACCORD executive director Boniface Cheembe said in an interview that vulgar language, which demeaned the thinking and judgment of the electorate was a recipe for political violence.

“As SACCORD, we strongly believe that every well meaning politician should refrain from using vulgar language against the electorate, because such action breeds political violence,” Mr Cheembe said.
DEGHA coordinator Gerald Mutelo said the electorate should not be victimised as it had the power of the vote in the hand.

“It is absolutely wrong to start calling voters’ all sorts of names because it is them who have the choice of the secret ballot. The case should be that politicians must always focus on telling the people what they will do on the developmental front once elected into office,” Mr Mutelo said.

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44 COMMENTS

  1. This stupid former pastor surprises me, when it is him who is promoting violence and he is putting the blame on the opposition. Bwalya just eat your money but don’t forget to keep some to use during your time in cells after 11 august. It viva HH weather you like it or not HH is the next president.

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    • These are the same insults the article above is discouraging and the first comment from upnd blogger starts by insulting Frank Bwalya. What’s wrong with just addressing him as Frank rather than stupid Frank Bwalya. The good thing is that this rainbow and upnd minions are going nowhere with insults.

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    • Insult us the PF voters all you want………….we’ve made up our minds, ECL will win the August 11 elections through our votes.

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    • HATE HIM AND BE BITTER WITH HIM- HE IS A HUMAN BEING AND IN EXISTENCE. YOU WILL BE THE ONE WHO WILL BE TROUBLED IN YOUR HEART WHILE HE REMAINS A HAPPY PERSON. HE’S GOT NOTHING TO LOSE BY BEING BITTERLY HATED BY HABITUAL HATERS. IN FACT WHAT HE IS SAYING IS THE TRUTH ECL HAS NO VIOLENT TRAITS IN HIM. NEITHER DOES HE HARBOR BITTERNESS AND HATE AGAINST ANY SOULS. KABIMBA IS BITTER ESPECIALLY WHEN HE THINKS THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN HIM IF HE WERE A HUMBLE PERSON BEFORE SATA DIED.

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    • Frank Bwalya, that’s the Democratic Front symbol you’re flashing there. The PF will soon accuse you of having worked with Miles Sampa and his Orange Alliance after crashing in the August 11th elections. Careful!

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    • And this is the same Bwalya who was poured chibuku by PF cadres I never recall Edgar condemning this. By the way PF are the only party that have had cadres successfully convicted of violence the latest being murder … I don’t recall ECL issuing any statement …

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    • Bwalya you are not aware that the allegation is true. Any ways there are still enough chickens around for your to behead in public between April and 11 August 2016. Recall that chicken you behead on the copperbelt, you have not yet informed the nation the true meaning of that evil act.

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  2. POLITICS OF POVERYT AT PLAY!
    Both Kabimba, & Frank Bwalya are Thug2 of the worst order.
    Both use gullible ill-educated poverty stricken citizens known as “Cadres” to do their violence & dirty bidding.
    Before Kabimba was unceremoniously shown the door from P.F, by late Sata, Kabimba was ” The Godfather of Cadres” This unholy Clown Frank Bwalya has taken over, & is the current P.F “Godfather of Caderism, & violence” Just a case of the pot calling the Kettle black.
    USELESS DECIEVING BELLY POLITICIANS!!

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  3. Please Mr Bwalya stop giving Kabimba audience…this finished politician is non entity…….let’s just concentrate on our main opposition…Team HH….anyway forget about HH as well…he will be history after August 11…

    HH over-promising

    HH false hope

    HH pathetic liar

    Don’t vote for HH

    2016 vote PF ( Edgar )
    I thank you

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  4. latest: Museveni of ruling party in Uganda is at 63% while kizza leading opposition is now at 33%. As issue opposition accept results by saying, elections were rigged or stollen

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  5. Ka mambala aka has a problem.
    How can you call electorates, ‘insane’ or
    mentally ill? Now everyone knows why the late, demoted you.

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  6. Tayali thinks zambians are stupid. Is it not this Edgar who is fond of talking about HH each time he has to open his mouth! Tayali, tell us what issued based talk that has come from Edgar! Everytime it is ‘this tribal party, am winning’, is the rubbish that come out of Edgar! What issues can Edgar talk about! When he talks about the economy which is in ICU just know he has borrowed and to him that’s a big achievement.

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  7. Tayali thinks zambians are stupid. Is it not this Edgar who is fond of talking about HH each time he has to open his mouth! Tayali, tell us what issued based talk that has come from Edgar! Everytime it is ‘this tribal party, am winning’, is the rubbish that come out of Edgar! What issues can Edgar talk about! When he talks about the economy which is in ICU just know he has borrowed and to him that’s a big achievement….

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  8. Comment: The opposition are in a confused state hence the hate and insults. pl haven’t insulted anyone who is going to vote for HH. That’s your choice and i have mine. Whether you insult me i won’t change my mind so why continue insulting me. Shame on you.

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    • I concur with you A lot of people will vote for PF. And this is something the opposition especially UPND must understand, accept and respect. Like a mother whose son is a hospital with drug related ailment or even incarcerated in a maximum goal, she wont abandon her son but will suffer with him.

      Such party zealots are the lifeblood and currency of democracy not bamuselela kwakaba. I admire those UNIP mamas or even the mbumba zakamuzu who till today still pay homage to old KK and the Nkwazi respectively.

      Thus I expect PF to win most seats in its birth place and ethnic stronghold of Northern, Luapula and Muchinga.

      But for the national vote…..that will be a different ball game. Reasons….failed economy, violence, kleptocracy, debt, incompetence, failed constitution,…

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  9. Father Bwalya is the express image of Mr. Kabimba. Father Bwalya and Mr. Kabimba are all the same. Mr. Kabimba when he was in PF had no respect for opposition leaders and when Frank was a leader of ABC Party had no respect for PF leaders. Frank and Wynter are not the right people to talk about this subject because they are hypocrites. Many times these 2 hypocrites have sent hate speeches across Zambia. The public have been criticizing positively, but the PF government had turned a blind eye. The PF which is in government is as good as opposition parties in hate speeches. So PF should be an example, in love and good speeches, that would drive opposition to do the same. Because of hate speeches, political cadres fight & attack the public.

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  10. Some bloggers don’t read articles! Kabimba insults you or your relatives who may decide to vite for PF and you endorse him!

    I think the article is well written…… we need to condemn hatred. Elections should not divide us or subject us to insults regardless of what we stand for.

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  11. TOP TEN ZED CONMEN
    1- HADOLF HITLER HH
    2-MUToMBO kITO
    3-MMiMBi PAST
    4-MiTHAN FB
    5-KABoMBA
    6-CHANDA CHIMBo
    7-HENRY BoNDo
    8-MeTeLE REV, FR LUkONDE
    9-KAPOKe
    10-MULiNGOTI,dollar silia,molin mwalaisa,mutiti,mr mwanachitwe,
    #Of the above mulingiti,metele,lukonde,hh etc are job seekers,tribal + blackmailers
    These have taken zed backwards and are a

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  12. When Chama says polygamous Tongas must marry more women & father more children for Tonga to rule It’s not hate speech, when Mumbi Phiri says Kachemas (in reference to Tonga’s cannot rule this country; it’s not hate speech. When Kambwili says The Lord Jesus Christ can reduce himself to put his his name on a ballot paper in Zambia, and pepole of southern province (Tongas) will vote for a stone instead of Jesus. It’s not Hate speech. When Kabimba reminds the nation of the Panga’s that flew at Mulungushi rock authority convention (were other PF Presidential contestants were kept out) Then thats hate speech. I need the stuff which some of these guys smoke so that I draw similar conclusions.

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  13. The face and language of hate from a violent minded genocide strategist tell it all. It might be good to send some of these brothers to Kigali or Bosnia for some counselling and education in order to protect them from destroying the country and ending up as prisoners at the Hague tribunal. KK, FTJ, Levy, RB and MCS left a relatively peaceful Zambia devoid of violent extremism. Lets hope this legacy continues.

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    • It’s too late just read the comment by comment 17.1 The game: the damage has been done, the hatred being fanned against the Tonga people and any related group is being perpetueted by this leadership and it WILL bear it’s fruit, one day blood will flow you know why? So called PF state is preaching this poison and thugs like 17.1 the game are drinking it while the church bodies, the diplomatic core and world looks on. History shows that the shedding of blood is the sometimes brings attention to a lessor ignored evil and with that shedding an evil is sonetimes cleansed. Zambians say Zambia is a peaceful nation peaceful compared to what? Afghanistan? Libya? Iraq? Syria? Today can you compare Zambia to Botswana? Namibia? By far Zambia is no where near yet it once was so called peaceful. Some…

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    • It’s too late just read the comment by comment 17.1 The game: the damage has been done, the hatred being fanned against the Tonga people and any related group is being perpetueted by this leadership and it WILL bear it’s fruit, one day blood will flow you know why? So called PF state is preaching this poison and thugs like 17.1 the game are drinking it while the church bodies, the diplomatic core and world looks on. History shows that the shedding of blood is the sometimes brings attention to a lessor Some will think I some will hink i am advocating violence I am not, those advocating bloodshed are he ones using derogatory language against any tribe. For those who don’t believe just read the comments towards Tonga people on social media and the cureent leaders it is no longer even hate…

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  14. Frank Bwalya is the biggest hypocrite and the worst thing that ever happened to Zambia’s political system. Collectively, Kabimba, Frank and Tayali add no value to the betterment of Zambia. These morons should be excused from the world of politics because they all specialise in division a recipe for disaster in Zambia!!

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  15. This is a civil conversation we should all be having in Zambia. Things have gone a little too far with regards to primitive behaviour to one another. A person aspiring to be President of Zambia must surely prove he can include all people no matter their mental capabilities/ disabilities. Kabimba should really be panned by ECZ and be sent for prosecution by disabilities groups. He has shown he is no leadership material. We could go as far as including another clause in the Constitution to remove Opposition Party Leaders who lose elections and make it easy for parties to get rid of leaders like HH. i
    It’s clearly demonstrated that Loser Party Leaders are incubating this type of discord in our society. It’s desperation and the need for attention. These people become more angry as…

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    • These people become more angry as they realise they cannot win. If the constitution provides for the legal terms a President can hold then why not also include a one strike you are out rule for opposition parties leaders? Ordinarily, in most civilised nations in the West, a Party Head resigns after losing elections as a sign of respect of his supporters and party. It’s more than just considerate behaviour. In Africa Poverty means the Presidential Office is destination ‘Do or Die.’ Laws are needed to protect people in poorer countries, especially when Rich people think they are entitled to buy their way into office. Men like Kabimba are a disgrace to Africans and encourage negative images if the continents Political capabilities.

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  16. People like Frank Bwalya have no morals to defend Edgar.He was quiet together with his President when his cadres flocked to Ndola airport and invaded the ran way just to stop Miles Sampa from launching his party. I totally agree with Honourable Kabimba that Edgar is making himself a client to Hague the international criminal court if he continues allowing his supporters to urine journalists in their mouth, killing the opposition supporters. PF kuya bebele

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  17. Pf illitrates its english pliz he never said voters ar insane he said thoz who ll vote for pf.high levels of illitracy in zambia.

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  18. Kabimba, u are very useless and dull. Don’t insult the intelligence of voters. U think u r the only sane person in Zambia. We will show u in August that u r the most and only insane person by rejecting u enmass. Viva ECL. Kabimba’s bitterness is eating him up so fast.

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  19. Peter and all those who hold your views as correct, answer this question as I am at pain to understand you! What instruments have you used to measure the perceived existence of bitterness in kabimba while discounting theirs as regards FR bwalya? Is it too difficult to tell that u using the same yardstick? Opinions to which both of you are entitled? Stop being petty,argue on facts and not opinions

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  20. Topics for discussion on LT are not interesting anymore. This is now like ZW phase 2. Any topic given turns out to be a fight between UPND and PF. We used to learn a lot from this site but not anymore. Even mushota who used to write nonsense has now joined you partisan Bloggers. to hell with your hate contributions. You dont even think all you know is UPND and PF or MMD etc. or once, use your brains to educate somebody!

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  21. I SEE SERIOUS DESPERATION FROM PF EVERYDAY! PF YOU ARE SO DESPERATE FOR POWER SO THAT YOU CONTINUE LOOTING ZAMBIA’S RESOURCES. PF IS A BUNCH OF HEARTLESS INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SELF-SERVING. ZAMBIANS WILL NOT EAT SPEECHES FROM YOU GUYS. ZAMBIANS ARE IN DARE NEED OF A GOVERNMENT THAT IS CARING, A GOVERNMENT THAT PUTS PEOPLE’S NEEDS FIRST, BEFORE THEIR OWN NEEDS. SUCH IS A GOVERNMENT WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR IN HH AND HIS UPND TEAM. VIVA HH VIVA! VIVA UPND VIVA! ZAMBIA FORWARD.

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  22. From the way you talk, you do not know Winter. Winter is a very hard working boy. Leave him alone. He is honest. When you are not happy in a political party, then quit and start your own party. There is no need for boot licking here. He is a lawyer in the true sense of the word. No battle is too big for him. It is wrong to criminalize him for expressing his views about political issues. If you expect a leader of an opposition party to praise the ruling party, then you are wrong. In politics, the opposition is the yardstick of democratic credentials.

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  23. You can tell a man with a complex by the way they speak. I have also realized that men with compromised (small) genitals are a problem. They talk too much and like a lot of attention to make up for the miniature genitals.

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  24. HH over-promising

    HH false hope

    HH pathetic liar

    Don’t vote for HH..

    2016 vote PF ( Edgar ) ….That’s the only message….
    I thank you indeed…

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