Mapenzi Chibulo, a UPND cadre running for her life moments before she was shot dead by police during the protests in Lusaka
Mapenzi Chibulo, a UPND cadre running for her life moments before she was shot dead by police during the protests in Lusaka

The NGOCC has expressed sadness at the indiscriminate shooting of civilians by police, that left one woman dead last Friday.

Below is the full press release

NGOCC is deeply saddened by the reported indiscriminate shooting of civilians by the police. Our hearts bleed to see such blatant attacks on our soil.

The seemingly increase in professional inadequacies by the police to manage political gatherings raise more questions than answers. As the women’s movement, we are deeply worried as to whether our men and women in uniform are really prepared to maintain Zambia’s law and order in this highly charged political environment.

The shooting dead of an identified female party member and others in the Chawama UPND party procession is very unfortunate and uncalled for. The incident in question does not justify the amount of force used by the police.

It’s a clear case of gross extra judicial killing and is totally unacceptable. This is a case that did not warrant opening fire on the unarmed marchers.

The statement by the police command is unconvincing and a failed attempt to justify a total disregard of the lives of defenceless citizens. Our appeal is for the police to stop this brutality and selective application of security on innocent citizens. The situation, if left unchecked would degenerate into serious human rights violations and abrogation of law and order.

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  1. THERE IS THIS BLOOD THIRSTY VAMPIRE AT IT AGAIN. THE INNOCENT BLOOD OF OUR CHILDREN IS DRIPPING IN THE HANDS OF THIS SATANIST AND JIHADIST MOSLEM EDGAR CHAKOLWA LUNGU. EDGAR LUNGU HAS PLANTED A VERY UGLY KILLING CULTURE IN OUR COUNTRY WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO ELIMINATE, ESPECIALLY IF LUNGU IS ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN POWER AFTER 11 AUGUST. THIS LOOTER AND CRIMINAL LUNGU IS A SERIOUS CURSE TO ZAMBIA. ZAMBIA SHALL NOT PROSPER, AS LONG AS EDGAR LUNGU REMAINS PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA. LET US ALL JOIN HANDS AND VOTE FOR CHANGE, VOTE FOR HH AND THE UPND TEAM.THE POLICE OFFICER WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER SHOULD BE DISMISSED FROM DUTY IMMEDIATELY AND SHOULD BE CHARGED FOR MURDER. WHETHER POLICE OR NOT, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO KILL INNOCENT CITIZENS.

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    • CHAGWA MUST FALL INDEED!!!!!!!!

      He is like a small bully in the play ground trying to show he is as tough as some of Africa’s BRUTAL DICTATORS!!

      Zambia has had leaders before him, WHO HAVE RESPECTED their citizens, KK for the Humanist that he is, when there were the FOOD RIOTS, the worst he did was to deploy police with TEARGAS & rubber bullets, BUT I NEVER REMEMBER HIM TAKING LIFE!!

      Chagwa & his blood thirsty thugs, ARE EVEN UP TO THIS DAY TRYING TO JUSTIFY THEIR COLD-BLOODED KILLING OF A DEFESELESS GIRL In a COUNTRY THAT HER FORE FATHERS HAD SHED BLOOD, Such that SHE WOULD LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY & NEVER IN FEAR – HOW WRONG HAVE WE ALL BEEN!!!!!!!

      INONGE WINA, this is the EVIL BEAST that you brought into being at MULUNGUSHI ROCK, you as a MOTHER, should PROBABLY FEEL THE…

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    • …..as a MOTHER, should PROBABLY FEEL THE PAIN OF LOSING A CHILD IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES – we are NOT IN A WAR ZONE, yet she WAS SLAUGHTERED IN BROAD DAY LIGHT IN COLD-BLOOD BY THE KILLER’s ORDERS, a THIEF & NOW KILLER that you HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED & DEFENDED – INONGE, RESIGN BEFORE MORE BLOOD IS SHED IN YOUR NAME!!!! RETRIEVE the little bit of RESPECT THAT PEOPLE HAVE FOR YOU AS A PERSON & A MOTHER, YOU DON’T DESERVE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH EVIL!!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!!! VOTE FOR A PEACEFUL COUNTRY BESTOWED UPON US BY THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR THIS LAND, SO THAT WE COULD WALK FREE & AS PROUD CHILDREN, WOMEN & MEN!!!

      VOTE TO SAVE THE COUNTRY WE ALL CALL OUR OWN – Lets save it from the few GREEDY & SHORT SIGHTED THIEVES &…

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    • …. Lets save it from the few GREEDY & SHORT SIGHTED THIEVES & KILLERS THAT SPAWN IN OUR MIDST!!!
      WE HAVE THE POWER TO DO SO ON 11/8/2016!!! VOTE UPND!!

      #Chagwamustfall!! #PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • It always breaks my heart when any life is lost.
      That is all I can say.
      I will not make any political comment on this.
      All I will say is may God be with the family and grant comfort.
      This is very sad on our soil.
      Let us all love one another and seek peace and pursue it.

      and for those trying to use this to campaign, please do not do so because doing so is like trying to make gains from someone’s death.
      Do not be like the Arabs who use human shield, when in fact they know the dangers, so that they can cry when innocent people are killed. So that through the cries, they can win sympathy. That is not the way to go.
      deep condolences to the family.

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  2. where was your stupid GOD to protect the woman?

    The real issue is the way Zambians have been brain washed into believing that just doing nothing and praying to an imaginary “God” is the way to solving our multifaceted issues.

    We need to demystify the existence of “GOD” and preach that the salvation of each and everyone of us belongs to everyone and not an imaginary “GOD” that is confused as to his/her/it preferred way of communicating or worshipping it.

    Just to put my money where my mouth is – I challenge your STUPID GOD to strike me dead within 24 hours if indeed he/she/it does exist.

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    • HOW DARE YOU QUESTION BELIEFS THAT RESPECT THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE!!!

      Perhaps, you should dig deep into your evil heartlessness – & ask yourself, why you speak for the DEVIL!!!

      GOD may not strike you in the next 24hrs, DO NOT HERALD YOUR FATE!!!
      RESPECT THE SANCTITY OF LIFE!!!

      I thank you!!

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    • @eye opener
      You need to know, God is there.
      However, He does not exist to carry out your wishes.
      He is not there to execute your instructions and you agenda.
      Otherwise, if that were the case, what do you think he would be doing before you are born or after you die? You think he would be left jobless?
      Thinking again

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  3. I can’t sympathize with lawlessness sorry. These 1mbeciles are armed and are told to counter anyone police included. A policeman is trained to handle fire and deal with 1diots like the armed Upnd cadres. Sorry machushi mapenzi. Next time don’t listern to hh. If he is not sending his children to fight running battles with police don’t go there.

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  4. Maybe its time to not only admonish the police , but to rebuke the provokers too.
    NGOs need to show leadership by calling for a stakeholders meeting and not taking partisan sides .
    Our society is breaking down.

    Bring ECZ, Police, political parties and the concerned diplomatic corps, the churches and the citizens to a caucus to address this problem.

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