Vernon Mwaanga
Vernon Mwaanga

Retired veteran Politician and former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Vernon Mwaanga has advised political party leaders to refrain their cadres from perpetrating violence.

Dr. Mwaanga said lawlessness must not be allowed to continue and urged political party leaders to take full responsibility by firmly dealing with their cadres who are involved in political violence.

Speaking in a telephone interview with Qfm radio last evening monitored by ZANIS, Dr. Mwaanga noted that political violence could lead to voter apathy if left unchecked.

He singled-out the ruling Patriotic (Front PF) and United Party for National Development (UPND) as the two parties perpetrating violence.

And Dr. Mwaanga said the onus is on the leadership of the PF and UPND to ensure the violence engulfing the country is curbed.

“If political violence won’ be stopped by the two political leadership, eligible electorate will shun away from voting in this Thursday’s election and the referendum , which in turn will lead to voter apathy”, Dr. Mwaanga said.

Dr. Mwaanga however appealed to Zambians to turn up in large numbers to vote for their preferred candidates to avoid a second round presidential election.

The former Minister further urged would-be losers to accept the results and that if aggrieved should challenge the outcome of the elections through the court of law rather than resort to violence.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Your last statement makes sense. HH a loser if aggrieved should challenge the out come through the courts not Armageddon.

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  2. mr mwaanga… yaba!!! just the other time you contributed to the chaos by saying pf will rig using ballot papers printed from outside the country! today you are holier than thou! spare us… anyone else we will heed as sound advice, you on the other hand, muselela kwakaba! job seeker!

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  3. You see thats what we always say…. there is power in what we say. Mr Mwanga you are also part and parcel of this. You started all this. Unless God is not God over the land of Zambia. It shall not happen and anyone who wants to compromise what our fore fathers & mothers faught for will be in for it. Vote Wisley vote ECL i thankyou

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  4. I am surprised that he has acknowledged that UPND is also violent. I guess the blinders are now off and he can see clearly.

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  5. It is now a known fact that HH has lost again. Only those who don’t want to be part of Zambia will vote otherwise. HH please don’t give up no one can doubt that without you things would have been very bad. Please keep on pushing frustrating things may be especially that You are still young

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  6. HE chagwa LUNGU no time for revenge forget the biggest challenges include corruption, nepotism, bad working culture and thieving.just sit alone when choosing your cabinet. You found it difficult to work because of your friends and relative. No vote is bigger than the other so respect every voter.A point those who can deliver not your friends or relatives sid

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  7. Tell your tribesman to stop saying there will be amargaddeon if he loses, rigging, not accepting results. Mind you it is not only your supporters who will be voting tomorrow.

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  8. IT NOT THAT TIME TO GO AND VOTE FOR ECL AND PF TOMORROW!!! LETS VOTE VOTE FOR CONTINUITY. LETS VOTE NO TO TRIBALISM. LET US VOTE YES IN THE REFERENDUM.

    VOTE PF!!! VOTE ECL!!! VOTE YES TO REFERENDUM!!!

    GOD BLESS ECL, GOD BLESS PF GOD BLESS ZAMBIA

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  9. IT IS THAT TIME TO GO AND VOTE FOR ECL AND PF TOMORROW!!! LETS VOTE VOTE FOR CONTINUITY. LETS VOTE NO TO TRIBALISM. LET US VOTE YES IN THE REFERENDUM.

    VOTE PF!!! VOTE ECL!!! VOTE YES TO REFERENDUM!!!

    GOD BLESS ECL, GOD BLESS PF GOD BLESS ZAMBIA

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  10. Fellow Zambians as we go to the polls tomorrow, remember we only have one Zambia, no politician is worth shedding your blood for. Zambia is bigger than these politicians. Don’t get incited by these politicians who will be in the comfort of their homes with their families. We can only have one president at a time. God bless Zambia and all the best to the contestants.

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  11. Total filling stations are not selling fuel since morning. This is a day before elections and people need to refuel from the nearest filling station to their homes. Is it a polical move?

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