Public Relations Manager of Electoral commission of Zambia Crispin Akufuna (r) with Media Consultant for United Nation Program Silvia Namuju (L) during a press briefing at Electoral commission of Zambia(ECZ) offices
Public Relations Manager of Electoral commission of Zambia Crispin Akufuna (r) with Media Consultant for United Nation Program Silvia Namuju (L) during a press briefing at Electoral commission of Zambia(ECZ) offices
Alert United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres in Senanga on Tuesday impounded another Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) truck ferrying election materials on suspicion that it was carrying pre-marked ballot papers.

The incident happened less than 24 hours after UPND cadres in Livingstone impounded and damaged new ECZ trucks on suspicion that they were laden with pre-marked ballot papers.

ECZ public relations manager Crispin Akufuna said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened when the ECZ truck, which was carrying election materials to Sioma and Shangombo, broke down in Senanga

And UPND has justified the impounding of an Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) truck ferrying election materials by its cadres in Senanga on Tuesday as praise-worthy alertness.

The Senanga incident happened less than 24 hours after UPND cadres in Livingstone impounded and damaged new ECZ trucks on suspicion that they were laden with pre-marked ballots

On Monday, UPND supporters in Livingstone yesterday morning impounded and searched eight new Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) trucks which were accompanied by State Police on suspicion that the trucks were carrying materials for rigging elections.

The search, which was conducted by the Police and UPND cadres from morning up to around mid-day at the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Port Office, revealed that seven trucks were empty while one truck was carrying spares for the rest of the trucks.

At the end of the search, UPND resolved to send a team of officials to accompany the trucks alongside the Police to Lusaka to ensure that nothing was put in them along the way.

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  1. We cannot have such levels of lawlessness in the country. If your F0OLISH Kaponya (HH) can’t make you behave, Zambia Police have no option but to shoot on site all criminal elements and violent idiyots. These UPND pieces of SHlT should be shot without warning. They are becoming a threat to the peace of this country.

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    • Are these the results of UPND being overtaken by GBM, William Tekere Banda, Obvious Mwaliteta and the ailing Boer thug Gay Scott?

      Hakainde Hichilema AKA Kaponya (HH) Kalusa, you should now start thinking if this is the UPND Mazoka left behind.

      Why did you have to kill Anderson Kambela Mazoka? You have ruined a once vibrant opposition party and your Mapatizya formula is your only legacy.

      You will never join the greats who have been buried with State recognition. You will die a miserable death in Mukobeko.

      Kaponya (HH) tame your cadres before they start dying like rats on the streets.

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    • Hats OFF TO ALERT CITIZENS, though WHAT WE NEED TO DO, IS TO MAKE SURE VOTES ARE COUNTED & VERIFIED BEFORE THE BALLOTS ARE TRANSFERRED BY “Gen Chisense” & his ZAF, infact he should START PACKING, HE WILL BE DISCHARGED (NOT RETIRED!!) FROM THE AIRFORCE FOR HIS PARTICIPATION IN RIGGING!!!

      WE SHOULD MAKE SURE UPND OBSERVERS BOARD ALL AIRCRAFT, IF NOT, BLOCK THE RUNWAY, or bring ALONG LONG POLES WHICH YOU CAN RAISE TO PREVENT HELICOPTERS TAKING OFF!!! THESE THIEVES WILL STOP AT NOTHING BUT TO STEAL VOTES & RIG THIS WHOLE PROCESS!!!

      #MUDERERCHAGWAMUSTFALL!! #PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • ALERT CITIZENS, BETTER STILL, CREATE “NO VISIBILITY ZONES” around the landing zones i.e. IF THEY DON’T ALLOW UPND OBSERVERS ON BOARD – burn TYRES (ama tayela ya motoka!!) & grass!!
      WE NEED TO MAKE SURE VOTES ARE MONITORED AT ALL TIMES – if we can’t, THEN THEY HAVE TO BE COUNTED & VERIFIED BEFORE THEY ARE TRANSPORTED!!! These DESPERATE THIEVES WILL STOPN AT NOTHING, AS THEY ALREADY KNOW & SENSE THAT THEY HAVE LOST – He is trying to use the UGANDA FORMULA – we have to make sure HE TOTALLY FAILS!!

      WE ASK THE DIGNIFIED & PATRIOTIC MEMBERS OF OUR DEFENCE FORCES TO TIP US WHEN THEY NOTICE ILLEGALITIES WHILST OUR VOTES ARE IN TRANSIT – WE HAVE TO DISPATCH THIS MAD THIEF FROM STATEHOUSE ON 11/8/2016!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! VOTE ZAMBIA FORWARD!!! VOTE FOR A RESURGENT MOTHER ZAMBIA!!…

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    • ….. VOTE FOR A RESURGENT MOTHER ZAMBIA!! LETS ALL STAND UP & DEFEND OUR COUNTRY FROM THIS CABAL OF THIEVES – NO ONE ELSE WILL DO IT FOR US< OUR KIDS OR GRAND KIDS – That IS HOW SERIOUS THIS UNDERTAKING IS – LETS EXERT OUR UTMOST VIGILANCE FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS!!

      #MURDERERCHAGWAMUSTFALL!! #PamaFikuyabebele!!!

      I thank you!!

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    • Even though I conquer that it is nonsense to suspect ECZ, I also have to blame these who tell stories. The ECZ were not damaged, and they will not damage them.
      UPND nonsense is just causing delays and extra payments to ECZ employees in overtime allowances. We want change the Lungu & RB government so we have better cabinet ministers next week.

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  2. THE POLICE SHOULD BE VERY ALERT WITH THESE UPND CADRES. WHAT IF THESE CADRES IMPOUND BALLOT BOXES IN OF STRONGHOLDS AND DECIDE TO BURN THEM DURING COUNTING OF VOTES?

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  3. Lt. Have they conducted a search on it? Story incomplete. With all these efforts, then you lose again and again. Iyi yena kalusa alalila.

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  4. HH knows that by embracing the Sata Family Forest a.k.a The Cartel, and appointing a 300KG embecile he has taken UPND back in time ! Edgar has won this one and the whole world knows.

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    • You hit the nail on the head. The 300kgs GBV f00l and Kalusa are going nowhere as far as Zambians are concerned. We don’t want hatred and violence mingled together and dished to us as leadership!
      We will return ECL as president come 13 August 2016!

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  5. Ba Lungu your police force is a let down! Those hopeless UPND have been given too much freedom to act in any way they want. Can you put your house with the police in order. This is not good for the nation. Even a home where the wife or husband is too much suspicious of the partner things do not get on well and in most cases there is breakage in marriage. I appeal to President Lungu to take keen interest in what is happening and why is it that only one opposition party is affected?

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    • @avinicha That’s what Upnd want. Police swing in action and Upnd go on rampage and elections are disrupted and blame Edgar before the international community that he’s to blame. Let’s wait for the final wistle without inducing unnecessary red cards.

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  6. It is important to be very alert please do not stop especially during counting at polling stations.Kindly get the list of the people who will be deployed and where we have suspected poling agents and presiding officers and returning officers measures to be put in place that only strong,courageous and literate polling agents especially in the former strongholds of PF,then we can reduce rigging we know the Police and army is with Opposition.God is in country people have suffered enough and God has heard their cries.

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  7. EVERY BEHAVIOR IS CAUSED. ECZ IS TO BLAME FOR ALL THIS, THEY HAVE BEEN ACTING SUSPICIOUSLY THEMSELVES. STARTING FROM BIDDING FOR THE PRINTERS. CITIZENS ARE ONLY REACTING TO ECZ’S BEHAVIOR

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    • ECZ informs all parties about the movement of their materials. It is only UPND that is suspicious. Why?

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    • Yeah. ECZ informs everyone about the movement of the materials? How come some tracks left the loading bay without the knowledge of the partisan observers as agreed? Things in Zambia were bad. But they are worse under Lungu. Lungu’s incompetence makes all other past presidents look like saints.

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  8. imwe bafikala bushe mwalikwana 2015 el won easily without rigging and scott was yo man why didnt he rigged for hh if thats the case ecz should conduct elections were they cant rig its like rigging is only is in upnd stronghold and these guys are not ready to vote u guy s are bunch of feases even last year u did the same all without facts what drive u to behave like this ubukopo

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  9. Have we gorgoten that even PF did the same prio to the 2011; 2008 and 2006 general elections? chiwamila …… kuluma…….!
    anyway citzen have a right to suspect and act and that makes them responsible citzen. that is just my view.

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  10. WE SALUTE YOU RESPONSIBLE AND PATRIOTIC SENANGA ZAMBIAN CITIZENS FOR THE GOOD JOB WELL DONE BY IMPOUNDING THAT TRUCK. ZAMBIANS SHALL NOT SLEEP NOR SLUMBER IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS LEST THE ENEMY COMES UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS TO PLANT A WRONG SEED IN OUR FIELD WHERE WE EXPECT TO HARVEST A GOOD CROP. FRUSTRATE THIS CRIMINAL AND HIS EVIL MOVES AIMED AT IMPOSING HIMSELF ON US ONCE AGAIN. LUNGU MUST GO THIS THURSDAY. ABASH LUNGU. ABASH KAMINAMINSA.

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  11. I do agree these actions by U.P.N.D, can spill over, & lead to anarchy. However it must be noted E.C.Z, has NOT been impartial or professional in its dealings with the parties taking part in this coming election, leading to all kinds of suspicions, & paranoia.
    1. Whenever P.F, has violated the electoral code of conduct, E.C.Z have been “Ndwii” only reacting when U.P.N.D, or other parties file a complaint. Why do they wait for a complaint to be lodged? Are they being paid taxpayers cash to take sides??
    2. Where has E.C.Z, been when known ministers have sent their Thug Cadres to bring down opposition helicopters? Happened in the last election as well.
    3. P.F Cadres, & wh0res, have made ZAF aircraft their playground, a serious breach of security, & conduct! E.C.Z, Ndwii
    4.P.F police…

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    • Cont;
      P.F Police shoot Dead a young Mother for exercising her democratic right, which is enshrined in Zambias constitution. E.C.Z, ndwii.
      YOU THEN WONDER WHY UPND IS PARANOID??????
      E.C.Z, Get a grip!!

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    • In any functioning Non Corrupt Nation, P.F would have been disqualified from this election due to their Panga violence, & barbaric murderous conduct, But why should one expect better, when we have an Alcoholic excuse for a President, whose only job so far has been dodging responsibility, sleeping on duty, drinking copious amounts of Whiskey, dancing chikokoshi, & embezzling the Euro bond. Good luck Zambians’. You will need it with such people in command.

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  12. Chi Keleni tasa atushe, may you remain cursed! What madness makes you believe PF would have been disqualified? We are going to disqualify your HH of a satanist in 6 days time and you mad minions will stop this rubbish or face the wrath of the law. UPND and your Mapatizya + Nega Nega trib alist voting are the biggest danger this country has ver faced since 24th October 1964.
    We will not allow a confirmed proud tribalist, chosen through tribalism at the demise of Kambela Mazoka and who has encouraged hatred and violence to rule this country. We are counting down to sending HH to his political retirement so that he can go back to the corporate world and exercise his greedy, tribalism and hatred away from the public eyes!

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    • Iwe ka little boy Mutendele, firstly “I AM NOT A U.P.N.D MEMBER,” so your guess is very wrong, & you are barking up the wrong tree!
      I only give my opinion as an impartial observer, as its visionless [email protected] like U who accept mediocrity, & as a result Zambia has gone to the [email protected]!
      Secondly I feed myself, & dont rely on Cadre handaouts like you little P.F, scrounger, who worries once your boss chakolwa gets kicked out in a few days time, You will surely starve to Death, or be forced to get a real job like everyone else, which from your level of reasoning will be as a Garden boy.
      Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  13. ECZ must be seen to be Transparent in their conduct of duty then all these suspicions will end.

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  14. If the opposition are suspicious of any truck carrying election materials, they should be allowed to check so that everybody’s conscience is clear. That’s the only everybody will believe that the election was free and fair.

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  15. These are clear signs of losing. We appeal to our national security to send soldiers in Lusaka and Livingstone immediately after voting. When voting stops pliz minister of defence send soldiers to streets after voting. HH you are not the first to lose sir

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  16. This is election time and anyone suspicious better have their suspicions cleared than if they are thwarted from doing so. Stopping the suspicious from clearing their suspicions would raise other suspicions and the whole electoral process would loose its integrity. It is important to let people exhaust their own suspicions and inadequacies.

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  17. why should ecz dispatch ballot papers at night what was their intention when they had the whole day to do so. cadres continue impounding them

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  18. Imwe ba upnd stop this nosense, if you know that you have won already why panicking empounding trucks for what indeed your desperation will take you to chingwere cemetry we will make sure on 11/08/16 will teach you a lesson & your hyena will retire him ma rubbish ya bantu Eastern Power its your Ecl pa bwatoooooo.

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