Information Minister Dr. Chishimba Kambwili when he addressed a mammoth rally at President’s Park in Kasama today. The Minister is in Northern Province to conduct a series of public rallies to explain government programmes.
Information Minister Dr. Chishimba Kambwili when he addressed a mammoth rally at President’s Park in Kasama today. The Minister is in Northern Province to conduct a series of public rallies to explain government programmes.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government spokesperson, Dr Chishimba Kambwili has condemned the beating of a teacher in Sinazongwe Southern province for allegedly belonging to another tribe and being suspected to be a Patriotic Front sympathiser.

In a statement released to the media, Dr Kambwili said that the savage beating of a teacher by UPND cadres in Sinazongwe Southern province has again brought to the fore the intolerant nature of the opposition party and their violent agenda.

Below is the full statement

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON, HON. DR CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI ON THE BEATING OF A TEACHER IN SINAZONGWE SOUTHERN PROVINCE

Government is once again astounded at the violence being perpetrated by the United Party for National Development (UPND).

The savage beating of a teacher by UPND cadres in Sinazongwe Southern province has again brought to the fore the intolerant nature of the opposition party and their violent agenda.

Pamela Chanda, a teacher at Maunga primary school in Sinazongwe, Southern Province, was brutally wounded by UPND supporters and a video of this savage beating has gone viral.

She was attacked only because she is from another tribe and was suspected to be a Patriotic Front sympathiser.

Government has been preaching peace for a long time but it seems there is one party that is fully determined to ensure there is lawlessness in the country and has been encouraging hooliganism among its supporters.

But Government would like to remind the UPND once again that Zambia is a unitary state and Southern province belongs to all Zambians, therefore, no Zambian should be denied the right to belong to any party of their choice and indeed to associate freely with any political grouping anywhere in Zambia.

No tribe or political party has the monopoly or exclusivity in any part or province of Zambia.
Zambia belongs to all the 73 tribes, therefore, it is unreasonable for the UPND to think southern province is politically exclusive to the UPND.

The politics being practised by the UPND, especially, in Southern province are pre-historic but government will ensure any acts of violence are nipped in the bud.

Government will ensure perpetrators of violence before, during, and after the elections are caged and there shall be no selected arrests. All savages, like those in the video brutalising Pamela, will face the law.

Government hopes the police command in southern province shall identify and isolate Pamela’s attackers from society.

We yet again call upon the UPND leadership to educate their supporters about the importance of unity and peace and to control their violent cadres.

Let us live as one regardless of our political affiliation. Let us tolerate each others political views even when we do not agree with them. Let us rise above petty politics. There is only one Zambia one Nation.

 

Meanwhile, the UPND leader Haikainde Hichilema has released the following statement on political violence

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

HH Responds to Attacks

The increase in the level of violence in the country since 2011 is deeply saddening. We now hear of violent attacks on a daily basis as perpetrators roam free.

The UPND has been strong in its condemnation of all acts of violence, regardless of provocation but shocking reports of a PF supporter being beaten and killed yesterday have compelled me to address this matter once again.

I want to be clear while there is room for everyone in the UPND family there is no room for violence or threatening behaviour.

Violence stands against everything we are as a party and everything we want for our great nation. It is abhorrent.

We call on our law enforcers, the police and the courts, to bring to justice all those guilty of attacking their fellow citizens, including those who shed blood just yesterday. If these reports are true then regardless of whether the perpetrators are UPND, PF or from any other party they must be held to account for the actions. We will cooperate in any way that we can to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

With just 11 days until elections I want to appeal to every Zambian to come together and put an end to this terrible trend of increasing violence. Only together can we build a country we are proud of and a country our children feel safe in.

Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President

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126 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Chimbala Kambwili should not be called “Doctor”please Lusaka times give us some qualilty. Doctor without port folio or curriculum are in reality none doctors.

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    • …..he has a PhD please don’t pull him down. Looks like u only have a g7 certificate like gbm….

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    • Excellent observation ck. This group will ever remain violent as long as HH remains their leader. We the zambians have an opportunity to once again to scrap this tribal leader from the political scene completely. Lets all turn up in numbers and cast a vote of rejection on upnd HH and we can start afresh with our tongas on new political climate in which they will vote on quality rather than tribe.

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    • Get over yourself loser, Kambwili was given an honorary Doctorate and so he is a Dr and so was your Tonga Vernon Mwaanga, and nobody questions for what. All the Universities around the world have the right and privilege to give Honorary degrees to whom ever they choose. Get that into your thick head. And for your own information KK was given an Honorary Doctorate in 1966 and what do you think intellectuals during that time said? And Today you have no issue calling KK Dr Kaunda. Please stop being petty, it is just a white man or colonial title and get over yourself, and let Mr Kambwili be Dr Kambwili. You should read some of Chitimukulu’s writings.

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    • I will always be correct in saying UPND=UNITED PARTY FOR NATIONAL DESTRUCTION
      all acts of political violence are either committed by UPND or incited by UPND and THAT IS A FACT!

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    • VERY PRIMITIVE CADRES. SUCH ACTS ARE ONLY EXPECTED IN UNCIVILIZED SOCIETY. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ECONOMY, OR POVERTY, COZ EVEN THE POOR GOT BRAINS, AND CAN BE SMART. IT’S MORE LIKE A SICKENING KIND OF EXTREMISM THAT MAKE BRAINS TO STOP FUNCTIONING. NOT EVEN ANIMALS THAT LACKS REASON CAN EVER DO SUCH IN MOB AGAINST THEIR FELLOW, AND FOR WHAT? FOR A POLITICIAN !!

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    • THIS IS ANOTHER TIMELY INDICATION THAT HH AND UPND ARE NOT FIT FOR POWER. MY APPEAL TO ALL ZAMBIANS OF OTHER PROVINCES IS THAT THEY SHOULD COPY AND PASTE THE NEGA NEGA VOTING STYLE OF THE BANTU BOTATWE TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO ALL ETHNIC GROUPINGS IN ZAMBIA THAT TRIBALISM CANNOT BE ACCEPTED IN ZAMBIA. VOTING FOR HH AND UPND WILL SIMPLY DATE-STAMP THEIR AGLY TRIBALLY POLITICAL PRACTICE. WHAT HH AND UPND ARE PRACTICING ARE PLAIN AND TIMELY WARNING TO ALL PARTS OF ZAMBIA INCLUDING SOUTHERN PROVINCE. THESE ARE ENOUGH WARNING SIGNS FROM OUR BROTHERS AND SISTER. WE HAVE ALSO SEEN THE COMPOSITION OF THE POST ELECTION UPND CABINET IF IN THE UNLIKELY CIRCUMSTANCE THAT HH AND UPND WIN THE COMING ELECTIONS. BE WARNED.

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    • HH’s statement is more peaceful than Kambwili’s violent statement.
      GBM has done a great job in Bemba land. It is time Garry Mkondo, and Shamunene rushed to Sinazongwe to arrest those villagers. It can’t be difficulty to arrest people in village, maybe they are already arrested by their own parents.

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    • This is a fabricated story and all Joseph Goebbels (Dr. Chishimba Kambwili) is doing is carrying out Lungu’s 25 evil schemes to get Tonga/Bemba conflict ignited. Don’t you people read the truth from Zambia Watch Dog? Short of massive rigging that would shock all observers in the world Lungu’s chances of remaining in state house to continue swallowing large volumes of alcohol are simply not there. This tribal card is one of his shallow and completely lunatic schemes to get some votes. Although PF has catapulted Zambia into a real idiocracy there are sensible people out there who are still in full possession and control of their mental faculties and just won’t buy this stup!d story.

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    • @HH Techilema – its not only HH. I think the biggest perpetrators of violence in UPND are Garry Nkombo and Jack Mwiimbu. Mazabuka is no campaign area for anyone that is against Nkombo. Somehow he has managed to remain in the background but I think let us turn our attention to what’s going on in Mazabuka and the ringleaders of this violence will be revealed.

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    • For the FIRST TIME, it seems Politicians from both Political parties are speaking with one voice on this very sad trend (POLITICAL VIOLENCE) that has defiled our Politics in Zambia. It is breath of fresh and rarity to finally see HH issue a statement on his violent cadres without trying to down play it, excuse it, or blaming other people/Edgar for it. One wished these so called leaders realized early the dangers of condoning and, at occasions, blatantly supporting acts of barbarism and intolerance. The end result is what we witnessing now, INOCENT PEOPLE DYING AT THE HANDS OF PARTY SYCOPHANTS who feel empowered by their Party Leaders’ AQUILIESCENCE, SILENCE, and LACK OF LEADERSHIP. It is incidences like this that have set other Countries ablaze, and if Political Leaders in Zambia keep…

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    • dr Aisha, an honorary doctorate is not a PhD. A PhD is attained after a candidate conducts original research on a matter according to internationally recognized academic criteria, writes a thesis/dissertation, and is examined by authorities in his field of study who are already at a doctoral/professorial level. Before such a panel, the candidate must defend his/her thesis/dissertation. After passing this process, a PhD is conferred. Kambwili, and anybody else who receives an honorary doctorate, has not gone through this process. That is why serious people do not bother to append the title Dr to their names after being awarded honorary degrees. In Zambia, we appear to love this title so much that honorary degrees translate into the prefix Dr to a name. Kaunda started this embarrassing…

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      …treating violence of this nature as an afterthought, they will have themselves to blame when a ‘RWANDA’ happens in Zambia too! Kenya not too long ago experienced tribal killings too, so let us not think it can never happen in our Country—complecense kills!

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    • practice. The vast majority of people with honorary doctorates know that they are not doctors and do not use the title. Examples include Mandela (over 10 honorary degrees), Obama (several). Ideally, a university confers honorary degrees to people who have achieved something in an area at every graduation ceremony. They have no academic value.
      I write as one who holds a PhD degree by the way.

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    • This is desperate dirty tribalists of PF trying to fan tribal hatred.

      This is a senior minister issuing such tribal loaded statements to the nation. What a disgrace.

      This is similar to hutu extremist ministers that were issuing similar statements on radio prior to the genocide in Rwanda.

      One can only see desperation on the part of PF hoping a tribal war will help them stay in power.

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    • Under-5, you have always justified violence perpetuated by your cadres and today, at the 11th hour, you can’t condemn it – more so that it has happened in your back yard. And our friends from the South are very interesting people…they want the other tribes in Zambia to vote for their HH but at they same time the don’t want to live with them – the message to you our brothers and sisters from the South is that you are a minority grouping in Zambia and as such you can easily be overrun by other tribal groupings…so don’t start a war that you cannot win…

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    • Why is it that 99% of bloggers on this platform who support HH are from one tribal grouping?

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    • Kolopa

      You are like the hutu extrimists who were desperate to cling to power in Rwanda by facing tribal hatred and anarchy.

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    • Kabwili is just a shameless tribal champion….this is what the Police has said…source: Mwebantu Media

      POLICE HAVE NOT RECEIVED A REPORT ON THE BEATING OF “PAMELA CHANDA”, SAYS IG
      THE Zambia police service says it is concerned with on going speculations of a video that has gone viral on social media showing a woman being attacked by UPND cadres.
      Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja said in a statement yesterday that the police service has not received any formal report concerning the incident.
      “Efforts have been made and are still being made to locate the victim and place of this incident,” Kanganja said.
      Kanganja said so far police officers had been dispatched to Southern and Western provinces to try and locate the victim of that incident.
      He therefore appealed to…

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    • He therefore appealed to any person with information on the whereabouts of the victim in the video to report to any nearest police station so that offenders could be brought to book.
      “We would like to still appeal to all peace-loving Zambians to desist from enganging in violent activities.” Said Kanganja.
      He assured Zambians that the police service will sternly deal with perpetrators of violence regardless of their political affiliation.

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    • I really find it really amusing that the internet is abuzz because of a story that has gone viral without even verifying the source and facts. Amazing that the same people who are vocal now on the blog have been silent about the violence pf has been propagating in Lusaka.
      UPND cadres have been murdered in broad daylight,who has been arrested and prosecuted so far?Just try to put on a UPND shirt and go to SOWETO market.aha! that will be your end bwana. Go to Mazabuka,Choma,Monze and even in Sinazongwe,call and find out if pf flags are not hanging freely in the markets.
      How can the whole of a political leader r stoop so low to spread hatred and tribalism just to win votes?

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    • Police IG says there is no record of any woman beaten by UPND caders. One would think that the Govt Spokeperson would use verified information to make a statement. Problem he thinks he is a PF spokesperson.

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    • THOSE THAT CALL CHISHIMBA K A DOKOTTAA HAVE NO IDEA WHAT AN HONORARY DOCTORATE IS. THE ORGANIZATION THAT GAVE CHISHIMBA K A FAKE DOKOTTAA SHIP IS NOT REAL. THEY WOULD NOT DARE DO THAT IN THE US. THATS WHY THEY SENT SOMEONE TO DO IT IN ZAMBIA. THEY ARE FAKE. KAMBWILI IS NOT A DOKOTTAA!!!!!!! IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN TO THE OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA FCE YOU WOULD NO THE TRUTH. KAMBWILI IS NOT A DOKOTTAA!!!!!! THATS OVER FINNISH!!!!!!!

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    • HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS LUNGU KILLED THRU HIS BRUTAL POLICE AND HIS OTHER PF CRIMINALS? WHAT WERE THEIR SURNAMES? KAMBWILI YOU ARE TOO CHEAP TO BE A LEADER OF OUR NATION. YOU KAMBWILI TOGETHER WITH LUNGU AND OTHER PF MINIONS YOU ARE STINKING WITH TRIBALISM. YOU GUYS YOU ARE TERRIBLE. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH HATE YOU HAVE SHOT AT THE TONGAS EVERSINCE YOU GUYS CAME INTO POWER IN 2011. AND WE ARE SAYING WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO ARE BUSY DIVIDING US. ZAMBIANS ARE ONE PEOPLE, AND WILL REMAIN SO UNTIL CHRIST COMES THE SECOND TIME. WE SHALL ALWAYS REMAIN A ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION. SINCE YOU GUYS IN PF HAVE FAILED TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP, WE HAVE NOW DECIDED TO VOTE FOR HH AND THE UPND TEAM NEXT WEEK THURSDAY. VIVA CHANGE VIVA!

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  2. Such unorthodox politics of sectarian pursuit are extremely dangerous unless the leadership emboldening these marauders realize it like yesterday and stop it. Zambia’s demographic spread is not favoring the architects of sectarian courses by any means. These are just politics we are one people who cannot afford to persecute fellow Zambians because of their tribe and location where this election season finds them. If the poor girl is a bemba working in Southern Province then, she loses her right of association?

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    • WHEN LUNGU GUNNED DOWN AND KILLED MAPENZI IN COLD BLOOD KAMBWILI DIDN’T ISSUE ANY STATEMENT TO CONDEMN THE KILLING. DOES IT MEAN THAT BECAUSE THE TEACHER IS CHANDA PF, SHE’S MORE HUMAN THAN MAPENZI? THIS IS ANIMAL FARM, DIVISIVE AND PR1MITIVE POLITICS THAT SHOULDN’T BE ENCOURAGED IN ZAMBIA. KAMBWILI IS BEING HHYPOCR1T1CAL.

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    • There is nothing senior about our Senior Citizen really. Above all, HH statements comes from a citizen who is genuinely concerned.

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    • Tribally loaded Statements like this on air by hutu extrimist ministers lead to the genocide in Rwanda.

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    • Hi everybody! Who can confirm his tribe now? In Zambia we are all one. Children of today our Good Lord is watching you and you will be held accountable for your behavior and actions. Just because you prefer a certain candidate over another does not give the privilege to insult other. Elections will go and Zambia shall remain. My parents are from Luapula happily married to my Tonga wife. We do not see tribes in each other though we both support different parties we live in one house and share the same blanket. What is the problem with you the young ones. Do unto other as you would love others to do unto you. Remember, the leaders have their own objective which might not be yours. Preach peach and violence.

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  3. We just have 11 days to go before we assign these violent thug types to the political dustbin. Peace shall reign once more and all perpetrators of evil, violence, mayhem, havoc, Armageddon and cannibalism will be whipped with the ‘Big Stick’ which belongs to his Excellency, President of the Republic of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

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    • Mr Kudos, I have been thinking of you, what our conversation will be post 8/11.

      Bru, this is my bet. PF and the ugly future they represent will be history to the unprecedented jubilation of the citizenry. And it’s a bet…wanna take it?

      My dream that the new dispensation will usher in a new order of tolerance and discourse anchored on beliefs that propel our nation forward and not this dununa reverse madness.

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  4. Why is this illegal Ministers just talking about the alleged attack of this teacher? Did the Police investigate this attack and make arrests? Kambwili as govt spokesman said nothing about the Chawama shootings and the murdering of Ms Mapenzi Chibulo in cold blood by the Police and suspected PF miltia. The Police has been investigating the shooting and murder of Mapenzi Chibulo for quite a while and perhaps Kambwili should give us an update on this matter.

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    • @ 1mbecile above

      Mapenzi killing is under investigation because you thought you were clever by trying to implicate the police over something you did. Why were you busy taking footage of her activities from the time she arrived at the rally and during the running battles with police until you shot her. We know about your scheme and truth will be revealed soon.
      The video about Pamela been beaten by thugs wearing vote for HH regalia can’t be denied by any same person. Pamela is in coma as of yesterday and battling for her life because HH told his cadres to sort out Pf supporters at his under5 clinic where he addressed scores of native tongas.

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    • Ba Mwape mubomfye inshi pa ku tontonkanya? its a tragedy that a life of Mapenzi was lost in crossfire between the police and the upnd cadres, but her death should not be taken as excuse for such barbarism, not even late Mapenzi would condone such, though you people keeps using her death as an excuse for all your acts of lawlessness.

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  5. WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL. SUPPOSE OTHER TRIBES REACT IN A SIMILAR WAY AGAINST ALL TONGAS LIVING IN EASTERN, MUCHINGA, NORTHERN, COPPERBELT, LUSAKA, LUAPULA ETC. WONT YOU PEOPLE PUT THIS COUNTRY ON FIRE? I APPEAL TO ALL OTHER TRIBES NOT TO RETALIATE TO THIS BARBARIC ACT.

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    • @Chisenga be carefull.Investigate the issue before issuing force story.There is no teacher by the name of Pamela chanda in sinazongwe.Its a total lie that such an incident ever happened in sinazongwe.So leave the Tongas alone they have suffered ofr over 40yrs in the hands of bemba presidents who have denied them Jobs/positions even when they are over qualified an example at UNZA no Tonga has ever been a vice chancellor.We are not biter we are keeping a lot of Bembas in sinazongwe the current Dc is Bemba ask him if that story is true.The video was not shot in sinazongwe.We are not like you who wanted to kill HH in Shiwangandu.In livistone we have fielded Jere an easterner tell in PF which Tonga have you fielded in Chipata central .By the way Lungu is not Bemba why should we target Bembas…

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  6. Please debate responsibly you might end up like Kudos and Techilema who are always personal. I am PF but these uncivilized bloggers are harming our name. I can not agree with somebody who called them vipuba.My point is that they have never debated a developmental agenda. They are always personal, insulting and negative.

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    • You are not Pf but a bloody thirsty upnd cretin who can’t put up a logical comment against your tribal leader. 1diot.

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    • HH Techilema, you are spot on bro, this 1mbecile is just a Tonga Bush are supporting the vampire HH

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  7. Chishimba is just a thug as well because there are so many UPND cadres that have been attached and killed in this worst general election whose sitting president is a puppet and christian but not a believer AKA honourable Chakolwa Lungu.

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    • HHtechilema and Mjb tell me whats wrong to be Tonga.If you don’t want as to be part of Zambia we would gladly leave and keep our lovely province southern.By the way we can be become developed fast.We can develop toextend that southern province my look a town ship in cape town.So yes we Tongas so what?Each time when we are week from elections some PF cadres are planted to pull a tribal tag on HH.This time this primitive strategy wont work.In UPND we above that.

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  8. I agree, some PF bloggers need to burn in hell. While we condemn the beating of a teacher ours was actually killed. Lying still in her grave now. The fake doctor just glossed over, but now he decides to increase the cost on ZNBC travelling from Kitwe to his home to cover him, abuse of office is now called press conference. Muleya bonse, tepa 11 August, ni nomba line, muyenda

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    • And how many more of “YOURS” do still want killed? UPND !d!ots, is about time you started thinking. Get your brains out of HH’s @ss and really smart using then. This tit for tat sort of behavior will cruelly backfire on you one day. You speak as though ‘yours’ only lives in Southern Province.

      It seems you can’t even tell the difference between the two incidences. Or you just want to ignore facts because it suits your thug mentality as a Party. Although regrettable, Mapenzi was shot in unclear circumstances which are still under investigations. This is after she was set loose by your “infallible small god, HH” to go and defy the Police in the company of UPND thugs carrying guns and firing at the Police. Here we have an innocent teacher whose only “defiance/crime” is carrying…

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      …a Bemba sounding name (Chanda) and being suspected of supporting PF in a Province UPND thinks is there’s and there’s alone. Is this the level of depreevity you want our Country to sink to?

      Quit minimizing what happened here to Pamela, and others who have suffered at the hands UPND hooligans, by always bringing up Mapenzi’s unfortunate death. It is very insulting and infuriating to both Mapenzi’s family and families such as Pamela Chanda’s.

      AND YOU SEEM NOT TO APPRETIATE THE KIND OF TRIBAL TENSIONS THAT THIS KIND OF INTOLERANCE AND REGIONALISM IS SLOWLY BREEDING IN OUR COUNTRY.

      God have mercy!

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  9. Zamb?ans should not react to th?s violence but react at the ballot box. Dont vote for the violent tr?bal party as a s?gn of protest. One Zed One Nat?on.

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  10. Each of these candidates has a weakness of of some kind. Now, we do not have to elect the one with the worst weaknesses.

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  11. HH IS A DEVIL AND WILL NEVER SEE STATE HOUSE AS LONG AS ZAMBIA REMAINS.

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    • …And that God, come August 11th he will wiped out from the Zambian political landscape…Zambia does not deserve such a violent politician full of bitterness and anger. May his (HH) soul RIP on August 11.

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    • ECL Zambia’s choice 2016 what was that teacher doing at the time she was biten.Are not the same people who say Civil servants should not be involved in politics.I leave in Sinazongwe we have no teacher called Pamela Chanda and so such incidence happened in Sinazongwe.So take from me its just lie.I so the video its a sad one but this could be some were else.There many Bembas in Sinazongwe including our DC.We torelate them even if they insult us.

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  12. The violence being exhibited by PF may land some of their leaders in trouble. These PF ignorant cadres may not know this. Theirs is just to type on LT and discredit others. Upbringing is important imwe.

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    • The election has already been decided….and the winner is HH.

      Beja ingati ufuna….I have observed multiparty elections since 1981. PF is gone, gone, gone……!!!!

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  13. The ballot will decide. Another ignorant thug says HH won’t win. Anybody can win, it is a contest. The Zambians will decide, not me and you boring people on Lusaka times. Anyway according to the law of probability, which I am sure you have no clue about, PF cannot win and the reason is simple, njala. Since I have prepared you, you won’t be shocked

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    • Tata mwilalila njala namaboko mwalikwata, don’t you know that you are committing a sin? It doesn’t mean that when you vote for someone he will come and put food on your table, NO!!! you have to work hard on your own.

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    • @mwakinga

      Of course nobody expects the govt to literally serve breakfast, lunch and supper to every citizen every day. That’s not the context in which to interpret your friend’s comment above. In a demonstration of lunatic logic Kenneth Kaunda tried to do just that and it didn’t work, naturally. He thought we all were his retarded children who had to be fed. The least the govt could do is to make the cost of living affordable so people are able to focus on other things and not have to worry about food every single day. The PF govt has failed in this basic of their responsibilities. The only people who will vote for PF are those who shamelessly eat with them and those who have shelved their brains and don’t see anything wrong with PF’s pathetic performance .

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    • @Wantanshi: if you live in America, as your flag indicates, you will realise that what Kaunda did wasn’t so crazy or out of the ordinary after all! Kaunda’s “coupon” program is called WELFARE PROGRAM here in America. Which is practically identical to what KK did in 1980s—and America is a rich Country with the most enabling business environment one can ever operate under. Yet you still have pockets of poverty.

      My point is that simply having an ENABLING ENVIRONMENT for businesses to flourish isn’t enough to completely eliminate poverty. Kaunda may not have clearly thought through what it is was gonna cost because Zambia at that time was broke, but the program itself wasn’t such a crazy idea. Far from it!

      So, in our discussions let us void trying to make KK look like he was…

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      …just “bumbling !d!ot” who didn’t know what he was doing. Because he was NOT!

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    • @ Yambayamba

      I agree. You have put it more correctly when you say “enabling environment” and only “pockets of poverty” exists in US. Therein lies the difference between Zambia and the US. In Zambia the govt does very little or nothing at all to create an enabling environment. Instead of “pockets of poverty” Zambia has upwards of 60% living below poverty level and 42% in extreme poverty. This is unacceptable in a country with a functioning govt that has been in continuous existence for half a century.

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  14. I’m sure not all Tongas are violent and attacked the woman. Some few idioots did and it is totally wrong to blame the entire tribe or party. We know were it took place, so why not just arrest the perpetrators. In every party we have a few disgruntled characters hence we should exercise caution when analyzing these so we do not promote hatred and anger amongst the citizens.

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  15. I read your comments and can’t believe the hatred among you! Meanwhile these guys certainly live a much better life than the majority of you. You get worked up, throw foul words at each other, for what?

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  16. For the first time, this HakaHinde has issued a mockery statement that sounds fake. I can’t feel a genuine call to restrain his goons against violence. The harassing and battering of a civil young lady on account of tribe in SP gives you a picture why a single province can amass (275 000 HH); (26 000 ECL) and not a chance for Edith eg (0 EN). I can’t vote for HH now, can I?

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    • You have never voted for UPND. In 2006, , the combined votes HH got in Northern and Luapula were less than FOUR THOUSAND from more than a million plus votes cast!

      This time, UPND will get tens of thousands only because of GBM, Sampa, Lupando et al.

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    • Dream on little freak and watch this space. HH is wired to lose elections naturally. Don’t say I did not warn you. For all I care, stop the violence.

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  17. Ba Kambwili you talk of violence towards your cadre but you have been quite when your cadres attack UPND members even the murder of Mapenzi you have not condemned it up to now. why do you always want to pretend you people ba Kambwili be realistic shame

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    • KAMBWILI GET FACTS FIRST DONOT SHOW YOUR IGNORANCE BY SHOOTING YOUR MOUTH JUST CARRY ON PLANNING HOW YOU ARE GOING TO OVERTHROW LUNGU.

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  18. ALL economic indicators are down, inflation,exchange rate, GDP growth, per capita, and people still want to rule. To come and do what? MMD left Mealie meal at sate kwacha(30 kwacha for clarity) and now it is K100. Then you want power for what, something’s it’s just common sense

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    • I WOULD RATHER SURVIVE THE INCREASED M/MEAL PRICES THAN TO BE RULED BY A LEADER WHOSE FOLLOWERS WILL DESCEND ON US LIKE A PACK OF HYENAS ON THEIR PREY AS THEY DID ON PAMELA CHANDA.

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  19. HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED A PACK OF HYENAS ATTACKING THEIR PREY ON ANIMAL PLANET? THAT IS EXACTLY THE PICTURE YOU SEE AS THE UPND CADRES ATTACK A DEFENSELESS PAMELA CHANDA. SO SAD.

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  20. PF exit, UPND entry. We need a smooth transition bane. Thanks PF for the roads, we will use them to deliver development

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  21. go onto the internet and look up Maunga Primary school – Sinazongwe – it is a broken down structure.
    I live in Sinazongwe and this story is not true. This woman is currently in maamba hospital after been beaten by PF cadres who are currently campaigning in the district. The PF cadre is currently in police cells !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kambwili is a LIAR !! and you people are fools for believing him !

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    • @queen:

      Kambwili says there is a VIDEO showing exactly who attacked this young civil servant, Pamela Chanda. Have you seen the VIDEO or are you the one who is LYING?

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    • @Yambayamba, no I have not seen the video – Have you ?
      I live in the area. We know everything that is going on around us. Did you go onto the internet and see the so called primary school that they are talking about ? It is very worrying that the leadership in Zambia can go around and tell lies and that people believe them. I fear for the future of my children.

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  22. Roads party out, Food party in. I want to be minister of trade and commerce. I will solve all these challenges with advice from my vice president, proven business man GBM. Once he is vice president, ne nsele shikapwa

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  23. I have read somewhere here on one the comments that Kambwili has a PHD are you mad we provided you with all the evidence from the USA showing that the University that honoured him is none existant here abroad you can buy that fake Doctorate if you have money to waste because it is useless stop calling that ***** Doctor he is fake.

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  24. YOU SEE PEOPLE DON’T JUST SUPPORT BECAUSE HE’S FROM YOUR TRIBE, NONSENSE IS NONSENSE. WHY IS IT THAT ONLY ONE TRIBE IS GOT THE PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY. MAY GOD NOT ALLOW THIS TRIBE TO RULE ZAMBIA IN JESUS NAME- AMEN

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  25. Another political statement from this Misstake of a Missinter of Missinformation!

    What a clueless clown! Does he even know what the words “facts” and “truth” mean?

    It seems he has accepted being the chief PF perpetrator of lies with relish!

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  26. This man’s HATRED for Tongas is threatening and very worrying for somebody who calls himself a leader.

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  27. Kambwili had nothing before PF but now has 20 plus houses in Luanshya. He is the most violent person how can he point at someone when your own house is not in order. I hope and prey HH wins then fat Albert will have to run and hide. Luanshya hates him.

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    • Kambwili has been preaching tribalism in Copperbelt ,even Mupezeni In eastern no one condermed it.These are the people who have brought this tribalism.thats why we want to bring HH so that we sort out this issue.Aproper president makes sure the tribalism is rooted away from Zambia.tribalsim is primitive.So PF you have seen the tribalism you have planted.Its now bearing fruits.

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    • Iwe kapuli @…mixed breed, HH came on the Political scene through “Tonga” tribalism, so WTF are you talking about?

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  28. Kambwili and his fellow tribalists and regionalists in PF have realised their Sonta apo strategy to win votes for PF is not working. Kambwili has for a long time been promoting tribalism to woo votes for PF but to no avail. Thru this unproven video Kambwili and PF think this will divide Tongas and Bembas in UPND and persuade Bembas not to vote for HH becoz he is Tonga. Since Lungu is now a darling of “Wako niwako” and “Kumodzi kumaawa” who does Kambwili want Bembas to vote for? Why not vote for GBM who is Bemba? These PF thugs even with the help of rigging have realised they are losing these elections during the first round. They are now panicking but its too late. Forward with HH,GBM and UPND .

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  29. ….I see why civil wars, genocide erupt in once a peaceful and calm nations because of such leader like Kambwili….that is sawing seeds of hate…why did he choose to empathise on this issue in Kasama..??..Why didn’t he organise a rally in sinazongwe and condemn the act right from there… he was trying to instigate the people of kasama to copy and paste as he usually put it…if that had to ppen in kasama to a mr Hamoonga in wat would be perceived as a revenge to what happened in sinazongwe….what would follow your guess is as good as mine….

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    • …instead of concentrating on what PF intend to do to reverse the down fall of nearly all aspects of good governance…he ends up with such of which similar documented incidences such as stripping of that UPND lady roughing up of cadres in UPND regalia and yet as a chief govt spokes person he chose to stay dumb….

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  30. The media played a key role in executing the genocide in Rwanda and Germany by fuelling ethnic hate, propaganda, fact twisting, lies and violence against those that were perceived to be enemies. In this case however, assuming it was not a covert propaganda operation, those that attacked the woman for whatever reason must immediately be arrested and prosecuted. Folks, history clearly shows that there can be no victors in ethnic conflict. When two Zambians differ or even fight, please deal with this as an act of criminality and arrest the perpetuator. Playing the tribe card is extremely dangerous today and tomorrow, no matter the expediency considerations. You are putting the whole country in harms way, look at South Sudan and Burundi.

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  31. More lies from a desperate dirty tribalist kambwili.

    We all remember the bweengwa kidnapping lies, the lies about frank Bwalya being assaulted, the lies about inonge winas house being burned, the lies about UPND having a military wing to take on zambia army, ZAF and the police.

    Now this dirty tribalism kambwili of the worst kind in his capacity as a minister comes on air to issue such deadly words to spread anarchy and hatred.

    Remember this is the same minister of broadcasting who advised managers of parastatals to only employ relatives.

    Indeed the PF are made up of a toxic mix of theives and tribalist.

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    • Bemba lives matter. This is what the our upnd colleagues don’t appreciate. Mapenzi was sacrificed by UPND with the full blessings of HH and his Tonga colleagues. Anyway HH is used to sacrificing people. UPND cameramen captured her as she arrived for the rally, as she ran away from violence. UPND thugs shot her and again captured her dead in the mortuary. HH will be politically buried on 11th August, 2016.

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    • So by your thinking this alleged attack of a bemba in southern province is a set up because it was all on camera ??

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  32. Actually it is the first time that I have heard HH condemn violence in such categorical terms, in fact first time to hear him condemn violence at all. His non-condemnation of UPND violence before has acted as a catalyst for his cadres to perpetrate all kinds of atrocities camouflaged as victims. Just follw the statements of Charles Kakoma who speaks for HH. I hasten to leave out Stephen Katuka whom I respect for his level headedness perhaps tge only one in UPND. Anyway HH your statement to condemn violence id most welcome although tok late to change your cadres.
    But why has HH come out so strongly this time? Contd….

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    • Any evidence of ECL condemning such election violence? None. UPND Helicopter was almost brought down, we expected a strong statement from Head of State, nothing came out.
      Mapenzi, a young lady, was ruthlessly killed, we expected a strong condemnation from the President, did anything come out of State House? Zero, beside blaming UPND.
      @Terrible, ECL is currently the Head of State, he is not only PF leader but also President for all Zambians. Unfortunately, he is only aware of his role as a PF president and not Zambian. So don`t condemn HH, without condemning ECL. ECL has not done anything to STOP the violence and yet he has the machinery which HH doesn`t. Hope you get the point.

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  33. Well done HH, that is Presidential material. Condemning violence regardless of any Party Affiliation !!!
    The other side will always keep silent, which is wrong.

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  34. Kambwili is like the hutu extrimist ministers who issued similarly tribally loaded Statements on radio prior to the Rwanda genocide.

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  35. I’m appalled by the Zambian elite who’s reaction is based only on the scene of the video that has gone viral.. Have you verified the content of that video as truth? What criteria did you use in your verification process?

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  36. Just look at the tribally loaded comments from the PF kaponyas supporters on this blog, they are the same as hutu genocide extrimists who were desperate to cling to power at all costs.

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  37. WE DEMAND A POLICE STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED BEATING AND KILLING OF PAMELA CHANDA.

    The Inspector General of Police must immediately clear the air and issue a comprehensive statement on the beating and death of Pamela Chanda.

    Does this person exist? Where’s the medical and death certificate? Who is the next of kin and where’s the funeral being held.

    The implications of not releasing a statement is the real possibility of revenge attacks and the violence spiralling out of control which the Police themselves may fail to contain.

    The information Minister himself who’s the Government spokesperson has commented on this issue to the affirmative and we wonder why the IG and his spokesman is quite until we lose more lives.

    Kanganja must comment now!

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    • There will be no arrests there will be no investigation just like what happened after the bweengwa kidnappings of GRZ and PF occials by so called UPND commandos.

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    • We need to see the same statement issued for Mapenzi and Pamela.
      The Inspector General of Police still owes the public a statement on Mapenzi. I hope they will not act on PAMELA CHANDA just because she is PF.

      We need an Impartial Police, a Police force for all Zambians.

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  38. Following lies by Emmanuel Mwamba thaat an imaginery teacher at a primary school in Southern province was murdered for being Bemba, we decided to establish the truth. There are other fake videos being circulated by Emmanuel Mwamba but for now we concetrate on this one.The truth is that the incident did not even happen in Southern Province. It happened in Chongwe constituency, Kasengwa ward at Kaposhi polling Station. The woman in the video is not Pamela Chanda. Her name is Gertrude Phiri. She is alive and not dead. She, alongside her brother Abraham Phiri were drunk and shouting obscenities at the UPND members who had gathered for a meeting with UPND Chongwe parliamentary candidate, Sylvia Masebo. Getrude shouted at UPND members that ‘your Satana will never rule,’ among other insults. The…

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  39. The UPND members dragged the both of them from the meeting and in the process Getrude Phiri was roughed up by the irate members. She was however saved by the UPND security team who prevented her from further beatings and whisked her away to safety. According to Kebby Kashinamilunda who is the UPND Chongwe Council Chairman candidate, Getrude and Abraham Phiri were sent to disrupt a UPND meeting by a known PF councilor. “ We were having a peaceful meeting and i noticed two people who seemed drunk passing silly comments everything I spoke. So I asked them to leave us coz we were there for a peaceful meeting but to no avail. When Hon Sylvia Masebo arrived they continue to insult. I warned them that if they continued they will be forcibly removed but they continued. They continued hurling…

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  40. They continued hurling obscenities again and again. The said they were going to make sure the meeting won’t take place ,at this point our youths had had enough of their nonsense and believe me they are lucky if it wasn’t for Hon Masebo they would have been seriously hurt because people were fed up. We were later told that the pf aspiring councillor gave them money to disrupt our meeting”. The UPND official said, ‘ its clearly evident that the PF is made up of desperate liars who will peddle fabrications just so they can give a false perception that the UPND as a violent party. There’s is no Pamela Chanda who was beaten up for being a Bemba in Sinazongwe.

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  41. We challenge the Zambia Police and inspector General of police to show us proof that there was such an incident reported in Southern Province. We further challenge the police to show us either medical or death reports that show that a Pamela Chanda was beaten and later died as result of being attacked by UPND members in Southern Province. ‘We are aware that the PF will provoke our members with the hope that they retaliate so that they can say we are a violent party’. Chongwe MP Sylvia Masebo has also confirmed that the incidence happened at a meeting she was supposed to address and personally asked her security to save the two cadres from being beaten

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  42. This is PF desperate lies. There will be no investigations, there will be no arrests just like after the bweengwa kidnappings.

    For a ruling party who claim to have the majority and having spent 10 billion to resort to hutu extrimist tactics to spread fear and anarchy in the nation is a disgrace.

    To all zambians only interested in developing our country for a better living of all, look at the dangerous desperation of PF to cling to power.
    For kambwili to come on air to issue statments like he is a hutu extrimist is dangerous and irrisponsible.

    The sooner they are removed the safer the country will be

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  43. Contd…..Why has HH come out so strongly this time? HH only cares about the election, would not give a hoot about “some Pamela Chanda”. However, this is 10 days before the elections so HH must be concerned about both the elections and Pamela Chanda – for the purpose of 8/11 in the north of Zambia this is one and the same thing. Imagine the questions being posed to GBM in the north right now. Imagine what is going on in the minds of the people in the north right now, imagining what manner of savages GBM has aligned himself with. And then we have zombies like Spaka almost defying their leader. For Christ’s sake your leader HH is effectively apologising and you negate the apology. According to HH statement Pameka Chanda was killed, he seems to have received a direct report from the…

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  44. Write, type as much as you can. Insult as much as you can. Call him under 5, under 6 whatever you want, but he is the one us Zambians in all the provinces want, HH is the one we are giving the vote. I am from Petauke, but my vote is firmly on him. Come rain come sunshine, thanks, I have eaten enough roads, I want to try food now.

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  45. Me too my vote is on HH.People want to gain political mirage.Lets not blow personal matters to national level.That incidence took place in chongwe not Sinazongwe.why should Tongas kill Bembas when Lungu is an Easterner?Stop lies.HH is our choice.

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  46. Why beating bembas in southern province?Why why why when we don’t beat u in provinces.Why so hatred against one tribe u some tongassssss

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    • my friend Moscow(OP) don’t be naive and gullible. Politicians are desperate people and have mastered the game of playing with people’s minds. Don’t believe anything you hear other wise you risk falling into their trap. What is happening here is that there are some politicians who have released that they are almost being fired from their jobs, so like anyone opposing change, schemes have be devised to convince the electorate. Right now, they have resorted to tribalism to discredit the Tonga president. Have you ever asked yourselves why this tribal talk only takes center stage during election time. It is because the politician knows that it is what divides us as a nation to his advantage. Remember Divide and Rule. They will rule while you fight among yourselves. BE WISE.

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  47. don’t worry about PF’s lies. kambwili and lungs are going soon then Zambia will be saved from the evils and lies of PF. Zambians want justice over Mapenzi’s murder and the murder of the cop in Kapiri?

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  48. MUTUULE. TWAFWA FWE MITUNDI IMBI. ALA BALATUSAKULA ABA BANTU. ALA NGA TWABAPELA UKUTEKA ABA BANTU BAKA TWIPAYA. BAKA TU TAKANYA KWATI FIMBWI FYA SANSE MPOMBO. ALA TWAFWA BANE. CENJELENI.

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    • so you are so fine with the status quo? what ever your reasons are that you may be in the USA, think about people in Zambia who are suffering but most importantly, we are all created equal, Kaonde, bemba, tonga, namwanga etc. Lungu is busy plundering the country and killing people and it is ok, think about it – I want to tink that some of your relatives are suffering too

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  49. there goes the stupid one, chishimba kambwili. where was this fool when Mapenzi was killed, no word. and for those of you supporting him, be objective, this is a guy who in always inciting tribal sentiments. i’d want think that people on this blog are intelligent enough to analyze issues. Abantu bachula ku Zambia and it seems that some of you are just fine with that. Let Kambwili go to hell

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  50. It is a fact that while most of the commentators on LT are good English writers, most are definitely financially illiterate. Any financially literate person knows that it takes financially literate people to turn round an economy. They understand that you have to money itself to create money not to go out looking for jobs or hand outs and brown envelopes from corrupt politicians. It is very evident that most of those who think are educated and commenting on LT are thinking from the a stomach they can not feed themselves and therefore are the mercy of the politicians. What a was of education. This is the only country where the so called educated become more dependent than before they went to school. I urge you to more responsible. It is dull to set a fire on the house you also live in…

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  51. Test of a Presidential Choice.
    Suppose you were to leave Zambia and your Family and Business for the next five on a trip to else where and you had no means of running them. If the only Option you had to choose between two people to run your affairs back home were Edgar Chagwa Lungu and HH (Hakainde Hichilema). Also assume you have full knowledge of their upbringing, behavioral trends, trustworthiness and all other factors I may not mention, who would you choose.

    And Remember, your home and affairs are much less than the country.

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    • It depends…..

      Do I want someone who can steal the kids cash and spend it on drinking

      Do I want someone who has a viable business and can feed the kids and even teach them life and entrepreneurial skills.

      The two candidates each fit one of the sets.

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  52. Everyone,

    Get and keep your voters card and NRC ready. The Hour has come to map a future for this nation. Let’s not look back like Lot’s wife who became a pillar of salt. No reverse gear….faka forward chabe…pamberi ne Zed!

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  53. Why has Bemba been mentioned here on this most unlikely incidence? I ask so because when that Mukonka(unza man) who was killed by PF cadres there was no mention of him being Tonga, When Mapenzi was shot dead there was no mention of him being Tonga. Are some tribes better than others. This line of thinking, cultivated and natured by politicians will bring results so ghastly and so destructive.

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  54. Kambwili through out his tours of Bemba voters area has been mudslinging HH and Tongas that they never vote for other tribes and hence their HH should not be voted for, to him that’s the only silly and bogus lie reason why people should vote for incompetent ,corrupt and visionless PF.For him and family there is a lot of benefits but zero,infact -5 for the Bemba voters benefits. Did he ask them also why they themselves have never voted for a Tonga candidate?Mazoka won 2001 elections except for Bembas and easterners who did no vote for him,HH has been getting, so called, nega-nega formula figures in these areas.At least Tongas can even boast that they 1.Nkumbula gave KK an alliance for independence.2.Mainza Chona gave way for KK to lead UNIP.3.Nkumbula signed choma declaration to end…

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  55. CONTI…
    hostilities that were brought about due to multipartism and its regional parties’An most recently in 1991 TONGAS GAVE CHILUBA 80% to enable him to defeat Unip. To my Bemba Bululus it will be very naïve and foolish of you to vote for the lungu/inonge(Ngoni/Lozi)ticket based on these lies.vote for them because you are convinced that they offer something better than the HH/GBM(Tonga/Bemba)ticket

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  56. Investigations have revealed that the video was shot in Chongwe. It is a ploy to potray UPND as violent when the actual violence is pperpetuated by PF using state machinery.
    Ba Kambwili please be real. When are social media stories true? You are quick to refute and insult authors when the social media reports about you. But when it suits you , you are quicgk to rush to ZNBC TV and denounce the true story. When is wrong wrong?

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  57. What I don’t understand is that people are saying the story cannot be verified, yet HH is condeming the violence that did not take place?

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