Charles Kakoma
Charles Kakoma

United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused the Patriotic Front (PF) of unleashing cadres armed with pangas, machetes, axes and all sorts of dangerous weapons with a view to disrupting the peacefully assembled youths of UPND youths in Matero.

In a statement released to the media this evening by party spokesperson Charles kakoma, the party the praised the courage of Matero residents in thwarting the attacks by PF youths.

Below is the full statement

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

PF Attack on UPND Youths in Matero

Yesterday’s incident in which PF thugs sought to disrupt UPND youth mobilisation meetings in Matero Constituency and provoke and attack our members is yet another painful reminder of how violent the PF and it’s leadership are, as well as how intolerant they remain of those with diverging views.

Our youths fully complied with the provisions of the Public Order Act and the police allowed them to hold a meeting. Yet PF cadres left their meeting in Bauleni compound and came with pangas, machetes, axes and all sorts of dangerous weapons with a view to disrupting our peacefully assembled youths.

Even the police were helpless and started tear gassing our youths and residents with a view to dispersing them, instead of protecting our people against their attackers.

It took the courage of the residents to defend themselves from these attackers and we are greatly touched and thankful to the Matero residents for their brave but peaceful conduct in resisting the attackers.

This is not the first time the PF leadership have sent their thugs to attack our peaceful meetings in various parts of the country.

While such incidents continue to go unpunished we expect there will be more of the same. We are still waiting on action following the huge security scare they caused when chasing a plane from the Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport that was carrying our alliance partner Miles Sampa. This incident happened back in January and yet to date no one has been questioned or arrested.

These incidents are a scar on our conscience and our country. How can we thrive as a nation with such violence? How we will attract investment and drive growth?

The buck must stop with President Edgar Lungu and his PF leadership. They have the instruments of power to stop these ugly scenes that have taken root in our country.

Charles Kakoma
UPND Party Spokesperson

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37 COMMENTS

    • What do you expect from UPND tribal and violent cadres. If left unchecked UPND with it unreasonable leadership will one day set this peaceful nation on fire. The president should just disband this party because of its track record of violence

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    • What else can one expect from the UNITED PARTY FOR NATIONAL DESTRUCTION (UPND) lies, lies and lies. Even here on this media platform all they can do is insult and lie…every action has a reaction UPND are used to starting trouble but are the first to scamper like the cowards they were born to be…
      There isn’t one normal UPND follower of Lucifer who can debate without insults whether its dull commentator, wapanshi, or other cretins even the names they give themselves Lutuku, presdo etc only insults. What blood thirsty animals they are God shall judge these lying cretins accordingly.
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    • I THINK UPND IS VERY USELESS. EVERY YEAR COMPLAINING COMPLAINING. HAVE U ALWAYS BEEN THE ONLY OPPOSITION? HOW COME UNDER MAZOKA U WERE NOT BEING “ATTACKED”? WE ARE SICK OF GRUMBLING, CAN WE HERE SOMETHING ELSE, PLEASE!!!

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    • you and junior, 2020 vision and dead are fools !!!!!!1 What is wrong with you or are you part of the pf hooligans that attack upnd rallies !

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  1. The continued barbaric behaviour of these political thugs is a shame and paints a bad picture on our nation. The country will never progress with this sort of political hooligans. The notion that one cannot win an election without their hired goons causing havoc and being a menace to society is worst of stone age barbaric thinking. Why can’t these politicians challenge each on ideas only? And the behaviour is from both sides of politics and its a shame.

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  2. Look at the post journalist and others that were beaten by these thugs. Even ba LT know. Thank you LT for professional journalism if I to become president I would provide a support program for news people like you who keep my people – the Zambian people informed. God be with you and if you have employees on the ground who are also facing tough economic times don’t worry. FLIGHT HH IS ON THE WAY

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  3. ON THE OTHER HAND I WOULD ALSO APPEAL TO UPND MEMBERS TO ONLY DEFEND THEMSELVES AND NOT ATTACK THE OTHER SIDE. WE ARE THE MORE MATURE SIDE EVEN THOUGH THE INCUMBENT WAS THE ONE WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO MORE PEACEFUL GIVEN THAT HE HAS THE RESOURCES TO CAMPAIGN AND HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM. LUNGU PLEASE INSTEAD OF VIOLENCE TELL US WHY: YOU INCREASED YOUR SALARY THREE TIMES, CHARTERED A PLANE FOR 300,000 USD, ALLOWED CORRUPTION TO BE THE PART OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION OF CIVIL SERVANT UNDER YOU SUCH THAT DONORS ARE GIVING UP SUPPORTING A COUNTRY WERE LOOTING IS CONSIDERED NORMAL.

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  4. IN THREE MONTHS ZAMBIANS HAVE A CHOICE TO CHANGE THE DESTINY OF THE COUNTRY BY CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE PRESIDENCY POSITION. BELOW IS A COMPARISION BETWEEN THE TWO MAJOR POLICTICAL PLAYERS:
    LUNGU POPOULARLY KNOW AS “ME TOO”
    – Current PF presidential candidate
    – Encourages violence and cannot win on peaceful terms. Lungu just use money and not intimidate or kill people.
    – Lawyer but “Awa sure!” very different from the late LPM. History of failure as lawyer
    – Accused of swindling a client and found guilty
    – Highest cost of living and corruption levels under his presidency
    – Worst currency performance during his presidency
    – Lost priorities as he commissions everything like foreign shopping malls that least benefit the Zambian people
    – Increases his own salary in bad…

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  5. HAKAINDE HICHILEMA POPULARLY KNOW AS HH
    – Current UPND presidential candidate
    – Economist and successful businessman
    – Accused of privatization which was actually done by the government and had no to little involvement other than consultative work.
    – History of success – turn things around
    – Understands the fundamentals of the economy
    – Does not believe in heavy borrow but been economically independent
    – Articulates issues and deals with them in a proper manner
    – Focused and understands how to prioritize
    – Visionary and forward thinking planner

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  6. FLIGHT HH IS BOARDING. CAN ALL WELL MEANING ZAMBIANS JOIN HANDS FOR A BETTER ZAMBIA. WE CANNOT BE LIVING AS FOREIGNERS IN OUR OWN LAND – WE DON’T OWN OUR OWN BANKS, OUR OWN MALLS. WHY COULD LUNGU EVEN SPARE THAT 300,000 USD GIVE IT TO BANKS TO COVER INTEREST COST SO THEY CAN PROVIDE SPECIAL LOANS TO ZAMBIAN BUSINESSES AT LOWER COST

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  7. Lungu is the one to blame. And yet you have the so called Pente bishops and Christians for Lungu saying nothing about PF violence. Zambia will only be peaceful if we vote the drunkard president out. Too much Jameson has gone to his brain that he can’t put an end to his cadre thugary

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  8. I am waiting to read the version of how the UPND caused violence from a PF cadre

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    • Bwalya’s version :upnd members clad in pf ligalia attacked upnd members, and upnd members retaliated by attacking upnd members clad in pf attire. Umuntu inga leka bu father alapena mwebantu mujeleleko, that chicken i sacrificed has made me go mad.

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  9. Let’s be serious.Those that want Zambia to descend into a war torn state, filled with hate, insults and violence will vote UPND those that want peace and development ni PAMAKA FYE!
    I fail to understand how HH the Hungry Hyena can develop Zambia his MPs, councillors, mayors have lamentably failed to improve their own towns. From Mazabuku to Pemba and beyond with an exception of PF run Livingstone all towns under UPND are ramshackles..only a demon possessed blood thirsty animal will vote for a known plunderer HH who can’t take care of his own workers let alone provide his own Veep Canisius accommodation. Even GBM is more generous than chi HH!

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    • @Blind 2020vision

      Please enlighten us on what your sorts were doing in Matero instead of being in Bauleni? Anyway, “they strain a gnut and yet swallow an elephant!”

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    • @2020vision your language invites insults we mbwa iwe. Why don’t you come forward and tell us why you hate HH so much than accusing him of crimes that he has not committed. If you are a man I invite you tonight so that nkupeshe.

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    • Fellow Zambians lets look at history in order to understand who is creating this violence.Mwanawasa removed all Kaponyas in markets and bus station,Zambians become free to move about freely pick pocket reduced which was so rapant at KMB and Inter city in LSK in the times of KK and chiluba.This was also used as some kind of tribalism as most victims were Tonga and lozis.Times have changed Lungu is using the same old tactics.Most Zambian tribes have become more enlightened and have left there villages for work in town.This oppressed people are ready to protect themselves ,by fighting back.lungu should know that he can not intimidate anyone in this era.Let me warn Lungu UPND now belongs to all Zambians and are ready to defend democracy and remove Lungu at any cost.so he should not underrate…

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  10. Ba Zambia we love you from Northern to Southern, Eastern to Western and all in between ni One Zambia One Nation! Those trying to cause confusion are agents of Lucifer, by their actions you will know them. How can a ruthless millionaire with a known background of acquiring his wealth out of the suffering of thousands in the Mines after privatisation, a Capitalist thug who mistreats his own workers be a good leader, a dictator of a Party who doesn’t allow opposers frm within because he feels he is the owner not lear of that Party. Zambians have shown they won’t be taken for fools 4 times by denying this conman, fraud and liar together with his minions such as dull commentator etc who only know how to “copy and paste” singing the same boring song.

    #HungryHyena(HH)MustFallForThe5thTime

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  11. With my accurate perception second to non I forecast more defections from UPND to PF in the coming weeks even days, don’t be surpised abena Zed if the likes of Mwaliteta and others return to PF because they don’t want to be part of such violence and hate which is in the DNA of UPND! Guys you are welcome back to the Party that loves and cares for all..to quote comrade Kudo welcome back to PF the ” Peacful Friends”

    #HungryHyena(HH)MustFallForThe5thTime

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    • yes Lungu will fall.If he insists on the printing ballot papers from Dubai when we Zambians are saying no.We shall make sure he receives the right dosage.He will never forget and he will regret for the rest of his life.We are watching him and Chuulu closely.Lungu is just a fly.

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  12. Comment: lets came 2gether nd figth povert out,we cn nt countnue at dis time ba PF attancking yo felo zambian was n colonyo dys! we ar all 1 those who ar n violence frm pf they know wht dey ar prtcting,bcos dis pipo dey souce samething frm de Govt.

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  13. Bakakoma start by apologizing for destroying PF office and burning presidential portrayed then complain. See how your grand children behave and be wise. A child would provoke a friend. May even be the first to beat. When beaten back cries louder. When will UPND grow?

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  14. When will UPND grow? You can’t rule by not telling the truth because we know you better than you know your selves

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  15. Ba Lsk this same dull commentator is the first one to accuse you of biase when you report true stories that show his violent Patry UPND to be what it is a blood thirsty grouping of very bitter and frustrated dunderheads.
    Dull comentator have you even read the article? You UPND chaps are the ones that attacked the PF offices first, I doubt you even believe the rubbish you post but because of your biasness you have been blinded.
    Ba Lsk keep up the good work of posting the truth about UPND and its violent ways!

    #HungryHyena(HH)MustFallForThe5thTime

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  16. 202vision young man torn down.PF is gone when you start a fight in your own house and you are bitten out of your own bedroom and thrown outside what does that mean if you are a man.PF is finished,if they think they can use the same tactics they used at mulungushi University they should forget.LSK is no longer under there command next is CB.

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  17. The Police should be professional if they think they can work together with PF to bit and intimidate Zambians.They will start something they can not end.Zambians are hungry and bitter.This is not Burundi or Uganda.This is Zambia Zambians are known of uniting to remove their enemy.This time the enermy of progress is Lungu and we shall remove him without any fighting among ourselves.We shall flush him by voting or using any other means if he behaves funny.

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  18. 2020vision my brother you are wasting time with these devil worshipers they always win elections on social media.

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  19. Sonta apo (P)ama(F)i:
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    1. Highest Fuel Prices in the Region despite the lowest global oil prices
    2. Worsening load shedding that has killed industries, livelihoods and small businesses
    3. Very High Inflation and weak Zambian Kwacha
    4. Very High local and International debts – Over USD9 Billion!!!! (Welcome to HIPC/IMF/World Banks Part 2)
    5. Violence, Intimidation and false prophecies
    6. Very high Corruption
    7. Very high prices of Mealie Meal and basic needs
    8. No jobs (800,000 jobs created on paper!!!)
    9. Biased Government Media

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  20. uyu chi colour kakoma is very good at twisting stories, mmmmmm….awe ulimukali as if you are the devil himself.

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  21. uyu chi colour kakoma is very good at twisting stories, mmmmmm….awe ulimukali as if you are the devil himself.

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  22. If PF think they will win these elections by intimidating the opposition, they are dreaming. I have seen that they started hanging they party chitenje on street lights and trees, if that is the advise you are getting from RB, just know that that is one of the reasons we Zambians rejected MMD because of their extravagancy campaign.

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  23. ATTENDING (UNITED POMPWES NATIONAL DESTRUCTION) UPND RALLIES IS RISKY YOU ATTEND AT YOUR OWN RISK.
    YOU ATTEND THEY WILL SUSPECT YOU TO BE PF AND BEAT YOU. YOU FAIL TO LIFT YOUR HAND THEY BEAT. DICTATOR CHOBENE. NB OTHERS GET MESSAGE TO COMPARE WITH OTHERS.
    NEVER ATTEND UPND RALLIES VERY DANGEROUS

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