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The Electoral Commission of Zambia has issued a stern warning that it will be compelled to cancel and disqualify anyone found committing acts of violence.

Addressing a news briefing at ECZ Headquarters in Lusaka today, Electoral Commission of Zambia Spokesman Chris Akufuna said the Commission is deeply concerned with rising levels of intolerance and political violence that have characterised the campaigns so far.

Mr Akufuna stated that the Electoral Act and the Electoral Code of Conduct both empowers the Commission to suspend all campaigns and disqualify candidates that will be found wanting.

He has since appealed to all political parties to urge their cadres, supporters and candidates to refrain from acts of violence or risk disqualification.
Mr Akufuna said the Commission has noted with dismay the high levels of violence on the political scene.

Meanwhile PF cadres are alleged to have attacked a UPND team that was conducting door to door campaigns in Chawama. The UPND team from ward 2 and 3 led by UPND parliamentary candidate Potipher Tembo was forced to jump over wall fences after PF cadres attacked them from three directions near Chawama Police.

Several UPND members are said to have been injured and have been rushed to UTH.

UNPD ward three chairperson Godrey Chitalu has condenmed the PF attack and urged them to conduct issue based campaigns.
He charged that the attack was planned because the cadres attacked them from three directions and blocked all routes leading to Chawama police station.

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    • USELESS DUDELOVE, YOU THINK THIS SATANIST CALLED HH WILL RULE ZAMBIA FORGET WE KNOW HOW TRIBE THESE FRIENDS OF OURS, WHETHER YOU GROUP YOURSELVES WITH BITTER MEN LIKE SCOTT, SAMPA, AND GBM IT WILL NEVER HELP YOU. IFINTU NI BA LUNGU AND PF.

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    • An average cadre is more often than not, that semi-illiterate guy next door. It is hard to control such.

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    • Ka moonga, are you a satanist yourself???????????? How did you you know that HH is??????????????????

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    • @Saulosi I totally disagree with you.Political vilonce can be controlled if there is commitment from the ruling party.pf is attcking UPND because they feel threatened.Lungu’s deafening silence is a sign of approval for the cadres to continue their reign of terror.
      pf cadres are peacefully campaigning in Southern,Wetsren and NorthWestren provinces without being attacked.HH has in the recent past appealed to his supporters to refrain from violence.
      We must safe guard the peace we have enjoyed as Zambians.Where there is violence lets speak against it.VIOLENCE BEGOTS VIOLENCE

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    • Drunk Lungu can never agree to a disqualification na mwe ba ECZ..That long gupped teeth id!ot is a vampire; a miserable leader a Zambian voter has ushered in State House ever. To start with, he is still shocked that he became president; secondly, he has tried very hard but failed to reconsile reality and dream; and so he cannot believe he is in statehouse, and its not a dream, its real..thirdly he is laughing after Jameson Overhead injectors about how Zambians are so damn sleepy and can voted for him, and lastly, he has loved being in statehouse and would like to stay there by whetever means. Chapwa

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    • If elections were won on the basis of the social media then UPND would have won hands down. Is the social media a true reflection of the Zambian electorate? Are PF cadres not as computer literate? Even my own daughter in the USA who can only form an opinion based on what she reads on the social media has been radicalized.

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    • Meanwhile Kambwili is in France watching soccer, 2 months before elections! The elections are already rigged hence the cockiness from Kambwili on his facebook page!

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    • ECZ be SERIOUS & STOP BEATING ABOUT THE BUSH!!! The ONLY PERSON & PARTY INSTIGATING VIOLENCE ARE CHAGWA THE THIEF & ba PAmaFI!!!!! They have STRIPPED INNOCENT PEOPLE NAKED, THEY HAVE INVADED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RUNWAYS OF ALL PLACES – WE ALL KNOW AIRPORTS ARE HEAVILY GUARDED SINCE WAR ON TERROR STARTED – But have they been APPREHENDED??????? A BLO”ODY BIG NOOOOO!!! Why?????? BECAUSE THE PARTY IN GOVT HAS CONDONED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!THE DRUNKEN THIEF & TAX DODGER HAS INSTIGATED ALL THIS – yet ECZ through CHULU & Ka Priscilla ISAACS ARE PERPETRATING THE ARROGANCE OF THIS THIEF BY REFUSING TO LISTEN TO STAKEHOLDERS WHO ALSO HAPPEN TO BE THE TAXPAYERS WHOM THIS REPUGNANT THIEF – WHO HAS EVADED PAYING TAX TO THE NATIONAL PURSE, STILL WANTS TO REMAIN & STRIP THE COFFERS BARE!!!!!!!HE HAS EVEN…

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    • We in the UPND will not cry anymore but shall fight back in such a way that PF will be taught a lesson.If they want Guns will shall use them effectively.We shall not subject ourselves to intimidation anymore.Pantu uku kubuta sana.We know ECZ can not do anything to PF

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    • …HE HAS EVEN VOWED TO USE STATE ORGANS TO EXERT MORE VIOLENCE ON THOSE SEEKING TO GET TO STATEHOUSE – WHICH OBVIOUSLY MEANS ONLY ONE THING – That he can do whatever he WANTS – TO DATE HE HAS NOT CONDEMNED ANY ACT BY THE THUGS HE HAS BEEN UNLEASHING SINCE THIS ELECTION KICKED OFF!!!

      ECZ, CHULU & ISAACS, YOU WILL HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS – DO NOT EVER THINK A NEW PARLIAMENT WILL NOT BE USHERED IN, THAT WILL REVERSE THE HAIR-THIN PROTECTION OF “IMMUNITY TO PROSECUTION”, WILL PERSIST FOREVER – LAWS ARE MADE BY HUMAN BEINGS & AS SUCH ARE NEVER ETCHED IN STONE – Think about WHERE YOU STAND!!!!!

      ZAMBIANS WE HAVE SEEN HOW THIS THIEF, DRUNK & EVIL MAN HAS PERPETRATED TRIBALISM, RACISM(Ousting Scott in the most UNCIVILISED WAY) HAS DESTROYED SATA’S PARTY, & NOW GOVT & THE ECONOMY -…

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    • ….THE ECONOMY – simply becoz we let him – becoz we were so sympathetic with Sata’s passing(MHSRIP) IT IS TIME WE SHOWED HIM THE DOOR, if he wants, he can go to Zim & join “BoBo-chani” in his style of govt!!!

      VOTE WISELY 11/8/2016!! VOTE ZAMBIA FORWARD!! VOTE FOR A UNITED ZAMBIA & A PROSPEROUS FUTURE WHERE EACH & ALL OF US CAN GO ABOUT OUR OWN BUSINESS WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR!!
      VOTE UPND THE PARTY WITH A VISION FOR THE COUNTRY!!! Abantu baya!!

      #chagwamustfall!! #PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • @ katana the president has been denouncing violence. Even the previous main story was about president Lungu appealing to the cadres to refrain from violence. It is not a long time ago when political parties sat down together and promised to curb violence. Making a policy is one thing, implementation is another issue, simply because Lungu and HH are not always there when cadres start fights. Just two days ago UPND cadres went amok and broke some property at Northmead market. Obviously you cant tell me it is HH who sent them. Lack of education is what makes most of them unruly.

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    • @salousi 1.11

      Wake up man, is this the President of Zambia you are talking about or just some nobody that found himself in State House by accident?

      It has become very clear for all to see that Lungu is just paying LIP SERVICE to this problem that can potentially set Zambia on FIRE!

      Before defending this incompetent i*****, just tell us one thing he has done to stop the violence?

      The answer is NONE! NOTHING!

      This is the calibre of Lungu. He thinks violence will help him retain power. Zambian must stand up and show this Poor Fool how ignorant and wrong he is August 11!

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    • How did Zambia end up with Lungu as President? Really, really sad!

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    • When will this tea car ra Edgar Chakolwa Hangover Kaloba Wrungu gone to cage his idi0tic members.

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    • What do you want Lungu to do? He has instructed the Police and spoken out on violence. You him to undress? Ala Shaa. Leave him alone. He has even reprimanded people like Mumbi Phiri who is now super quiet.

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    • ECZ is corrupt they are stupid?? and a shame.. fo.ools resign if you can not manage Zambian elections.

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  1. That is the only way lungu can win, by disqualifying UPND.
    the president can not be disqualified so that leaves only HH as a framed candidate for disqualification.

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  2. That is the only way lungu can win, by disqualifying UPND.
    the president can not be disqualified so that leaves only HH and GBM as a framed candidates for disqualification.

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  3. the problem is two fold – when the president condems violence, he exonerates his supporters and so the police are scared to arrest the PF cadres who perpetrate violence on the same scale as UPND. secondly each party is not taking responsibility for their cadres, i would love to see a situation where violent cadres are handed over to police by their own party members.

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  4. We should condemn violence regardless of our affiliations. Upnd was violent free even under provocation until thugs from PF crossed over

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  5. NAWAKWI SAID VIOLENCE LEAVES ROOM FOR HER TO GO THROUGH UN OPPOSED. IS THIS WOMAN A PROPHETESS OR WHAT? LETS WAIT AND SEE WHAT IS NEXT.

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  6. UK have suspended campaigns for Brexit due to political violence which resulted in the killing of an MP

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  7. This just hot air from a compromised ECZ. These ECZ commissioners were appointed by ECL so we don’t see how ECZ can disqualify him given that he is the appointing authority.So the threat is directed at HH and UPND. ECZ should be calling upon Political Leaders to restrain their supporters. The majority of acts of violence are perpetrated by PF cadres. Lungu should restrain his PF thugs and allow the Police to arrest and prospecute these PF thugs. PF leadership is financing and directing these thugs and this must stop.

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    • @Temba TRY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TEXT. MR AKUFUNA SAYS THE PERSON FOUND COMMITTING VIOLENCE IS THE ONE WHO WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. BOTH ECL AND HH DO NOT COMMIT VIOLENCE. ISTS THEIR CADRES.THERE IS EVEN NO NEED TO DEFEND ANY PARTY HERE. BOTH HAVE VIOLENT CADRES. AND THEY MUST STOP IT.

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    • I did a research on how Lungu managed to win at Mulungushi Rock of authority and what is happening now.My scientific conclusion is that the only langauge Lungu uses is violence.This is the language which we need to use against him.We should not cheat ourselves that Lungu is not the organizer of this violence. Lungu has heavily funded violence by releasing thousands of hard core criminals from prisons and recruited them to carry out organised violence.I want to warn my president HH not take this lightly. UPND should find a strategy as soon as possible to counter this violence and assure our supporters that there safe to vote.This has to be done soon.The batle ground is Lusaka and kitwe.

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    • @ chisenga.. So if the cadres commit violence whom are you going to disqualify? The cadres are not running for any office, therefore temba is right its just a disingenuous way of disqualifying hh based on association.

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  8. Ever since the retarded Genetically modified Basturd joined UPND there has been unprecedented political violence in the country.

    All the violent thugs Mwaliteta, Tekere and Malya Bwamba are now in UPND.

    Abash Kaponya (HH) and the violent Boer types Scott Mmembe Inc

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    • Your level of midiocrity cannot even be modelled by any IQ and Midiocrity Lag software…It’s so unique and would need a difefernt type of programming codes away from the conventional approach..I will try develop it for possible use on you.

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    • I really wonder your level of sanity and educational background and in case you are educated,then you are an educated bustard , fool and retard pf cadre.
      You have never made a sensible comment from time memorial?Who attacked UPND cadres in Chawama this morning?
      The country is on the verge of a civil war and continue posting stupid remarks instread of preaching peace.Zambia does not belong to pf cadres.Its for Zambians!

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    • Kudos, are you incapable of reading? Every article on this LT in the last couple of days has reported about the violence being perpetrated by the PF cadres. So how on earth would you twist this and accuse the UPND? Man are you for real?

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  9. Some disgruntled Upnd members are venting anger against their party!!! They are even removing posters

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    • Yes and hacking them selves on their heads with pangas.
      Some are even trying to bring down their own leaders helicopter.

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  10. Can the ECZ now please walk the talk and disqualify Jean Kapata for the violence she sponsored yesterday in Mandevu?

    Or is this statement only for opposition parties?

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    • Law doent apply in retrospect, unfortunately. So even the violence that happened a few minutes or seconds before it is passed survives the disqualification..khikikikiki

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    • Your word is not good enough to be proof. . . we need real proof that can stand in court not malabishi….y Jean not Jim or Jack!

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  11. The level of debate on LT is an iceberg of the zambian populace.i wonder with such kind of mindset if there is hope for our country.pictures are on Lt displays PF but some bloggers ar seeing and reading upnd as the attacker.

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  12. Somehow it sounds like waiting for the others to be disqualified could be a great strategy for the Green Party. Let all the others fight it out while the Greens sit back and chill like Marley.

    Dude…… you mean we won?

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  13. HH has been complaining about violence by PF and you people at ECZ were giving a deaf ear and allowing Lungu to terrorise citizens. See now where we are? De ka irresponsible president is full of nothing but violence. Condemn wrong things even if it’s de ka damn president doing them. That’s the only way we have peace.

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  14. Toothless so called ECZ who will believe you. Keep barking without teeth Chulu who does not knows his evil intentions. Weak ECZ ati we shall these guys at ECZ have no capacity to prevent violence. Mark my words they are compromised fellows ECZ prove me wrong, by canceling campaigns where violence has shown its ugly face.

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  15. @Kudos, be careful with your stinky postings and do not cheat yourself that you are superhuman. Innocent people are getting injured or killed everyday and your kaponya president is silent. Who do you think you are we mbwa we ? Do not think that all people are dull/ tribal as you are. I’ ll start trailing you ka ci colour until I catch you and finish you off. You think the innocent people who are getting injured / killed everyday by sponsored PF cadres do not deserve life and you keep posting your gabbage on the site. I.d.i.o.t.

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  16. Disqualify both PF and UPND. The elections will then be free of violence and become issue based.

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  17. Filthy Stinking ECZ.Just two(2) or more months and you are all fired membwa mwe.good for nothing backing dogs.Tell that to the Malawian foreigners you signed to vote,maybe they will listen to your outdated crap.Because to us,you just about to be fired-all of you!

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  18. why not be brave and direct the warning against PF–we all know it is them causing the violence as they have no message for the people.

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  19. This Referendum is a sham. Let us learn from our friends in the UK. They are going for a Referendum on 23rd June, 2016 whether to remain in the European Union or not. They have been debating so passionately about. Those for and against. With different views. But here in Zambia we are just good at making noise. Me I want to ZNBC televise a live debate we see the president of P.F and the opposition leaders debate for and against, to enlighten the public out there. At District level also Des, MP’s and other opposition leaders debate on the Referendum. We even go to our communities and villages. But Zambia everything is business as usual of not wanting to debate in the name of campaigning out to get the vote. Some of us we don’t go to campaign rallies. Its too dusty and unruly behaviour to…

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  20. We even go to our communities and villages. But Zambia everything is business as usual of not wanting to debate in the name of campaigning out to get the vote. Some of us we don’t go to campaign rallies. Its too dusty and unruly behaviour to such places.

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  21. it is Lungu’s strategy to have the elections cancelled so that he can continue to rule with his illegal ministers because he know that he is losing. ECZ should not threaten to cancel elections but just disqualify candidates whose cadres threaten or cause violence to other party cadres. voting can still go on in the affected area without any vote for the cancelled candidates. the disqualified candidates box can be replaced with a frog.

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  22. So on this platform it looks like many are upnd supporters
    You seem not see an logic
    Violence is with upnd. They know they are loosing but what they want is postponement of elections so that after 11th August ECL will not have mandate to rule and wil ask for a govt of national unity.
    It will not work. PREPARE FOR ANOTHER DEFEAT CHAPWA

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  23. @kajimanga bujimi But in spite of debates an MP has been murdered by someone with an opposing view. We cannot use UK as a good example

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  24. Let the truth be told to shame the devil. HH’s UPND is a total sham. UPND exhibited this barbaric and atrocious behavior even in the last polls when they attacked the ECZ’s truch carrying coffee tables and ordinary chairs. The level of intolerance of UPND stimulated by Grade 6 GBM is so dangerous and wicked. The devil is in the details; hence, ZP, SACORD, Civil Society, Church, and all well meaning organizations on your toes now. Recall the RWANDA genocide if you’re smart. Save Zambia now!
    We do not want a situation where Zambia is under fire and untold misery while HH runs to SA, in the confort of his house, watching the violence in Zambia on his Samsung curve.

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  25. Oh! yes, the level of tolerance exhibited by police is being misconstrued for weakness but I applaud the police because you don’t want your campaigns to be under constant guard now, do you? YES WE CAN. We can enjoy the peaceful political atmosphere like beforel with police in the background. UPND are causing trouble to the RTSA, ECZ, in hospitals, at Universities, in Mpika, now Chawama. Their campaigns are too noisy and luck logic. Cry babies as usual, if police are deployed on the street UPND will cry citing marshal law and state of emergency. I support ECL’s call for police to use minimum force on unruly cadres regardless of political affiliation. UPND and PF must understand that we want Zambia intact, you snooze we trash you out, bedbugs!

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  26. There is absolutely no need to fight. If you like President Lungu vote for him at the ballot. If you like HH vote for him at the ballot. If you like Kabimba, Nawakwi or whoever vote for them. That is what multiparty democracy calls for. To respect human rights one of them is the right to vote your choice of candidate. The Police have a duty to discpline whoever is abusing authority. Let us have a peaceful election and the world to envy Zambia.

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  27. Chris, that sounds more like a joke from ECZ. You guys know who is behind the violence in Zambia but you are simply spineless because of fear. Too much pretence. Can you imagine a leader saying the reason we attack them is because the colour of their regalia is provocative and ECZ is mute! When someone is assaulting another person, you should not say ”guys stop fighting”. Instead tell the assaulter to stop beating the other one.

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  28. Oh! yes, there is always life after the polls, I bet you, there will be life after 11/8. The media is not helping at all, the Lucifer’s File a.k.a Post Newspaper and many more TV and Radio stations are so reckless that they don’t care about the tension in the country. They are always smearing their news bulletins with filth with bids to sale. The motives of most of these media houses’ heads leave much to be desired. Too much freedom is dangerous, yeah? Regulators are busy dosing. We want regulators who will raise a red flag against unethical conduct of most journalists. Yeah! Snooze and see if Zambia will survive. To y’all thuggery cadres, get a life. How would you allow your servants to rule over you using violent means?

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  29. Let the truth be told. ECL, HH, EN,WK, Milupi, Peter Sinkamba, and what have you are just mere job seekers and servants. You as a cadre will not be known let alone be recognized by them as they get on the helm. It is incumbent upon every electorate to understand that these chaps run the affairs of the country on our behalf. Now behold the unwise want to sell their own lives just for morsel of bread; just for a few pieces of silver. It is high time organizations that use donor money started living up to their duty to sensitize electorate. The moment we begin to sense corrupt cadres and dull (untrained) electorate we as a country are doomed. Tell me, where will this country be if we encourage toxic cadres and electorates? Save your lives voters, be objective and love your country. Cage…

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  30. Who is ECZ kidding, they know the perpetrators of this violence is ECL who wants to win by hook or crook.

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  31. Have you seen how confused the UPND campaign message is? It must bevvery difficult to coordinate a party full.of changanyas with Guy scot, hh, gbm and the Mmembe all pulling in their own direction? Just look at what they say on the powerful Sontapo slogan.
    UPND/Mmembe: how can you sontapo when you have neber been in government, give us a chance to rule and sontapo

    Hh campaign advert: Zambia has all the resources to develop…all it lacks is good tested leadership….JH will provide good leadership.

    Comments: 1. Now Mr underfive you have never ruled this country before so how are you confident that you are the good leader that you require? Can we trust you? No.
    2. Thick in the heads as usual, Upnd/ Mmembe alliance do not understand the slogan Sontapo. It means this is what we have…

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  32. 2. Thick in the heads as usual, Upnd/ Mmembe alliance do not understand the slogan Sontapo. It means this is what we have done and this proves that we can do.more in the five years. Unlike the opposition which cannot Sontapo, how do we know that they will do something to Sontapo if you elected them, compared to us who you have proved?
    3. Don’t underestimate the potency of Sontapo, it connects with the people in practical terms

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  33. @ TERRIBLE

    Please do not think Zamians are so stupid that they can fall for these *****ic slogans.

    Try telling us about where the Eurobonds have gone?

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  34. Zambians are living in fear under the pf thugs. Im sure no conscious zambian would go in the booth and vote for pf. Unless if are the living dead. I wonder if we have a commander in chief after the death of sata? Lets wait and see.

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  35. I am not going to vote, because I am not a registered voter. I live outside the country and so there is no provision for Zambians living outside the country to vote. I am disappointed with the political situation in Zambia. I am so disappointed with the lack of sense of direction of the current President. I can’t begin to imagine how sad I would have been had I cast my vote for for him. How on earth has the president with all his power to control this thuggery chose not to do anything but sit in State House and watch people being killed and maimed. If I was an empleyee on probation, this would have determined my chance for re-appointment. This would be considered incompetency. It would have earned me a sack.

    It will be sad if this President is given another chance to lead this…

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  36. Edgar has on several occasions condemned violence and called on all parties to refrain from violent conduct during the campaigns.But guess what..who is listening??NOBODY!!!He is such a spineless wimp,nobody pays attention to him,no even his own PF monkeys.When Levy P Mwanawasa bellowed that violence should cease forthwith, all the rats that were perpetrating it scampered with tails in between their legs.Not Edgar,he is “toothless”.HOW THE HECK DID WE END UP WITH THIS WEAKLING AS PRESIDENT MWEBENA ZAMBIA?? CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY!!

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  37. This violent behavior exhibited by PF(pama Fi) has a blessing of Lungu. This Country has been to elections on several occasions and never before have we witnessed violence like this in Zambia.
    Ba Chagwa just resign rather than leave destruction in the country. remember Bagbo where is he now?

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  38. And the first constituency where we have cancelled campaigns and removed a candidate for violence and breaking ribs of an opponent is Namwala.
    The party involved is, as usual, the UPND and the victim this time is the FDD.
    Asked to comment on her behavior, the UPND candidate, in Namwala, said that she was acting in self defense because the opponent was campaigning in a wrong place, with a message which was different to Chuundu Chaitwa.
    Meanwhile, another Chuundu Chaitwa has been called to discuss the new development and to instruct GBM to immediately go for Lungu’s throat.
    Homeless Banda has been instructed to go on campaign leave so as to concentrate on treatment for UPND militia that might be hurt in the next few weeks as the battle for them to win elections at all costs is…

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