Displaced Namwala Residents in Pictures

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Over 250 people have been displaced by suspected UPND cadres in three villages of Namwala District.

Namwala District Commissioner Mary Sakala says 58 of the displaced are being sheltered at Namwala Secondary School after their houses were burnt down by suspected UPND cadres.

Mrs Sakala says the attacks are horrific and have never been seen in the district.

She said the attacks started immediately President Lungu was declared winner in the August 11 general election.

And Margaret Soko from Ndema village, who has lived in Namwala for 18 years, says her family escaped the attacks after a tip off by a neighbour.

But 53-year-old Greenwell Mwale, a fisherman of Maala village who was born and brought up in Namwala, was not so lucky as he was attacked and is nursing injuries in Namwala District Hospital.

Meanwhile Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit -DMMU- has provided new mattresses and blankets for the displaced.

DMMU National Coordinator Patrick Kangwa says government is concerned with the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons -IDPs – hence providing all the required amenities in partnership with the Zambia Red Cross Society.

Mr Kangwa says the IDPs will have to be moved from the secondary school before schools re-open.

He has assured the displaced of protection and that government will need to hear from each of the affected on what they want.

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Green Mwale Namwala victim
Green  Mwale
Green Mwale
Mary Sakala Namwala DC Breaksdown
Mary Sakala Namwala DC Breaks down
Namwala Victim
Namwala Victim
Namwala Victims camped at Secondary School
Namwala Victims camped at Secondary School
Patrick Kangwa address Namwala victims
Patrick Kangwa address Namwala victims
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School.
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School.
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School.
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School.
Redcross at Namwala lokking after Victims camped at Secondary School
Redcross at Namwala lokking after Victims camped at Secondary School
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School.
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School.
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School
Redcross at Namwala looking after Victims camped at Secondary School
persons camped at Namwala Secondary due to polictical attacks by UPND Supporters after the 11th August Elections
persons camped at Namwala Secondary due to polictical attacks by UPND Supporters after the 11th August Elections
Redcross at Namwala Victims camped at Secondary School
Redcross at Namwala Victims camped at Secondary School
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89 COMMENTS

    • There is nothing wrong with this.

      More importantly, the UPND connotation to this is mere speculations.

      These people from what I heard (first hand information) are witches and are fighting for their lives (rightfully so) because people have been dying and dissapwaring without trace all of a sudden.

      UPND have nothing to do with this.

      There are not Political prostitues are liley not have voted at all.

      The truth is somewhere in the middle.

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • Can Pastor Never Mumba say something about the situation, then GBM and lastly UPND President Hakainde Hichelema. because the next thing you will hear is that is that the relatives of those people being attacked in Namwala have started attacking Tongas in Muchinga or any other PF strong Holds and tomorrow you you hear neighbor against neighbor.. ………………..God help us.

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    • Ba Mushota use your brain please. How can you be so gullible, for a person who prides herself in intelligence. This is Tonga tribalism at its most typical. This is how civil wars start. HH and GBM think this is victory when they see people suffer as a result of their politicking. They think it will catapult them to state house. Zambians have see through their evil and they will never allow them to rule. Period.

      UPND HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THIS – BAINA BUSONGO

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    • Mr Lungu, fake pastors, Mumbi, Chama, Frank Bwalya and Kambwili, you should now be celebrating for systematically dividing the nation. Are you now happy to see Zambian citizens like these on the images above, running away from their on brothers and sisters? Zambians have lived in harmony with lots of inter-marriages since the time of Kaunda. Is this what our forefathers fought? We are tired of cleaning up your mess. You go to Namwala and other affected regions and speak to the people. Leave HH alone. Now you expect the same Tonga chiefs that you insulted to clean up your mess. No!! I say you go and apologize and make peace and calm the people down.

      While you are at it, explain to them what you did to the election results. Throughout his campaigns he preached peace. People are now well…

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    • contd..
      People are now well informed to think for themselves. They heard your tribal talk and we persistently warned you fake leaders to refrain from hate speech. You have destroyed Zambia. Shame on you. As for our people, I say, please calm down. Most of us are as hurt with this injustice just as much as you are. These people you are beating up and whose properties you are destroying are your brothers and sisters. I would rather you beat up the leaders that encourage hate speech.

      Half the population, if not more, voted for HH. Tongas and all marginalized groups should not give up. They must ensure that these leaders are taken to task. Just know that Zambia has been divided into two regions, whether you believe it or not. You can play dump for all I care, but this issue wont go away…

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    • contd..
      If you dont swiftly resolve the issue at hand, forget about One Zambia One Nation or peace. On top of that you are mocking people who are already fuming. Enjoy the ride!!!

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    • Agony is you being an Easterner or Bemba and voting for UPND in Namwala just to be attacked because they think you support PF instead of their tribesman.

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    • TONGAS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE OUR TONGA BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE STAYING IN OTHER PROVINCES. PLEASE DO NOT PROVOKE OTHER TRIBES TO RETALIATE AT YOUR FOOLISH BEHAVIOR. IF I MAY ASK WHERE IS HICHILEMA AND OUR PARENTS IN SOUTHERN, WESTERN, AND NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCES, I MEAN CHIEFS?
      THIS IS HOW CIVIL WAR STARTS. AM ON MY KNEELS APPEALING TO OUR CHIEFS IN THESE AREAS TO PLEAD WITH THERE SUBJECTS TO BEHAVIOR RESPONSIBLY.

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    • PF LEADERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. THEY PROMOTED TRIBLE HATRED. THESE ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF LUNGU’S FAILED LEADERSHIP. THESE ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF KAMBWILI, MUMMBI PHIRI, FRANK BWALYA’S TRIBAL AND HATE SPEECHES. MORE PROBLEMS ARE ON THE WAY GIVEN LUNGU’S REFUSAL TO STEP DOWN AS PER THE CONSTITUTION HE SIGNED. JUDICIARY HELP TO CLEAN UP THIS MESS.

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    • Victim: Mwale
      DC: Sakala
      Victim Addresser: Kangwa

      Total domination of other people by migrants!

      Are there no Habbakuks & Siamundeles in Namwala for NorthEastern Names to be so dominant in Namwala?

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    • SSDP: You are missing the point – no one has been displaced in PF strongholds like Lusaka. Can we please stop being partisan and be Zambian for once! Geez!

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    • Pure incoherence. Frothing at the mouth cadre mentality! And your name is Zambian Breed! Ironic!

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  1. THESE PEOPLE LOOK SO POOR , MALNURISHED AND HOPLESS, BETTER THEY ARE UNDER CARE FROM FAO, WORLD BANK, REDCROSS, They can live well in CAMPS , EAT BALANCED DIET , SLEEP ON A MATTRESS ETC SO NO COMPLAINTS OF DISPLACEMENT WHEN INFACT THEY WILL BENEFIT

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  2. WHY DISPLACE AND KILL OTHER TRIBES LIVING IN SOUTHERN PROV? DO YOU REALISE THAT SOME OF THE TONGA PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN PROVINCES WHERE HH WAS REJECTED??

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  3. All these problems have come due to vote stealing. The bible says thou shall not steal, follow God’s commandments for the sake of peace and stability in the Country.

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    • Mwe batonga muli mashilu, bushe mwapepele ilibishi? Do you know that it is you tongas who are destroying the country? What a curse!

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  4. Really I expect leadership from UPND in condemning this barbaric actions coming out Southern Province, Starting from HH, GBM, Banda. Why is Guy Scott, Miles Sampa, Mulenga Sata and Nevers Mumba mute on this issue. It does just show how they care about mother Zambia.

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  5. Mushota

    You must be a foolish fool. is that all you can SAY from your stupid mouth. Lets wait for the court to make a decision on the pertition and then we will pick it up from there. All the nonsense will come to an end

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  6. Plz bloggers don’t waste your time to attend to Mushota he or she is waste of space, don’t give her wings to fly.

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  7. Iam Tonga I conderm violence.however those who were preaching CCN WAKO NI WAKO and stealing vote the Mumbi Phiri kambwili and Priscila Mulenga are to blame.Tongas are peacefull people.

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  8. THE DIE IS CAST. LET THE TONGAS LIVING IN OTHER PARTS OF ZAMBIA PREPARE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE THE BEHAVIOUR OF THEIR RELATIVES IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE. THIS IS A TIMELY WARNING. WE SHOULD NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED THE OTHER CITIZENS. AND WHO IS TO BLAME? HH AND GBM. SHAME!
    SUPPOSING THE ARMY DECIDES TO TAKE OVER?

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  9. Sad that these Ilas are doing this to fellow human beings just for the sake of trying to propell just an individual to State House. What a shame really!

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  10. SORRY BUT THIS SITE IS PROVING TO BE JUST A PLATFORM FOR PROPAGANDA

    LET’S SPREAD PEACE AND LOVE THROUGH TRUTHFUL REPORTING

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    • M’kwasu, when they spear your behind you think the bombasa will protect you?
      This man was speared in the bum, which must be extremely painful! Stop joking about a very ugly and serious situation.
      We seriously need reconciliation in this country.

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  11. and in all this no mention of police or any security presence to deal with situation.what’s going on?

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    • George without police there would have been genocide in Namwala. More than 40 riotous people were arrested by the same police you are asking after. The impunity that is permeating our political landscape is surely disgraceful.
      Zambians have been inter-marrying since they started urbanization and they have lived together in harmony. Today, a group of very disgruntled and power angry cartel is holding the whole country at ransom because they have bastardized our laws.
      The killing and harming of each other has to stop right now and those with power to stop this rot must be magnanimous enough to do it for the betterment of Zambians at the expense of their own ambitions.
      May God’s power be upon this my beloved country Zambia!

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  12. These Tongas are no different from banyamulenge, Bokoharam or the mujaheddin of Somalia. Very primitive, backward and dirty people

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    • it is just a misplaced and myopic belief to think in this modern era that ‘my tribe should be given a chance to rule’ !! As a Jugde I will suggest to seriously consider our current national political dynamics

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  13. Popolyongo, that kind of language doesn’t help right now. I am Bemba, my brother married a Tonga lady from Monze and we have 4 beautiful children with her. She is neither primitive nor dirty. I actually we should all stop addressing and condemning each other based on tribe.
    The people who beat, speared and burnt houses are definitely primitive and they did what they did because they failed to function in their faculties. Choosing physically harming another human being based on their tribe, skin colour and language is the most barbaric way of thinking and should be condemned without reservations, but without joining the butchers mentality!

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    • thumps up Mundetelele.. thats the language we need. Lets show this young kids who have just started to know how to write and find themselves on the internet and start execising insults. These primitve poeple are thugs not tongas,bemba, ngoni etc… they are hired thugs… remember they where being trainned some where with marijiana in a gym

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  14. By now, Government should have formally use the evidence of those arrested in riots to write to HH and warn him of the consequences if this wave of destruction and ethnic cleansing continues. International organisations that HH had written to, okayed the vote and thus will be more than willing to send investigators on the ground to compile more evidence on these crimes and architects. They can then be charged under international law for inciting ethnic hatred which can lead to ethnic genocide.These UPND chaps should be shamed publicly and internationally. By now those who supported UPND in other areas have now seen how hateful these people are,how for them this election was more about ethnicity rather a competition of ideas on governance! HH and UPND MUST BE STOPPED.

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  15. Mungiki sect casts long, dark shadow ahead of Kenya’s 2017 Elections
    The sect was banned in 2003 but ahead of the 2017 election State Security Agencies fear their return, was on a revenge mission after war broke out in Rift Valley following the disputed elections. Kalenjins’ had turned against the Kikuyus’ living in the Rift, forcing them to turn against any person who was not from their tribes.

    By the end of the war, at least 1300 Kenyans had been killed, with 650 000 displaced by violence. According to the Waki report, which covered the investigation into the 2007/08 bloodbath, the sect was deeply involved in the massacre.

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  16. …….President Uhuru Kenyatta was accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of financing the Mungiki’s retaliatory attack. The ICC has since dropped the case.

    With a membership of more than 500 000, the Mungiki has re-emerged stronger, with considerable financial muscle. The cult, whose leader Maina Njengahad ditched it to become a pastor, rejects any form of westernisation and opposes a modern lifestyle. It advocates for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and is known to strip women who wear trousers.

    Election fears

    A year ahead of the 2017 election State Security organs have expressed fears over the re-emergence of the sect in major parts of the country.

    With its dreaded history of murder, Kenyans are living with a sense of dread, in anticipation of the outcome of the…

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  17. The end of Hazalusa Hagain and his tribal party! A good leader must condemn his hooligans! We have not heard anything to these losers or the Under 5 himself!

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  18. Mushota, you must be a lunatic to condone such barbaric behaviour. In fact the word lunatic is the greatest understatement of the century.

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  19. Can the PUBLIC DEFENDER please do something rather than just drink coffee the perpetrators of this are known please let us bring al violent people to just swift justice so that this must never show its ugly head again their only crime is they voted for ECL….and HH driven madness cannot accept or stomach this…please let us go after all who have participated in these heinous crimes…

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  20. Please people a wrong is wrong let us condemn the act never to find any reason of supporting this barbaric acts please Zambians.

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  21. I HAVE KNOWN TONGAS TO BE PEACEFUL PEOPLE AND IF THIS ISN’T MAN MADE, THEN SOMETHING HAS SERIOUSLY GONE WRONG SOMEWHERE. WHERE ARE THE POLICE WHEN THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING? WHY DON’T WE HAVE A STATEMENT FROM THE POLICE? ARE THEY WATCHING LIKE THEY DID IN MTENDERE WHEN PF ATTACKED UPND?

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  22. What is the UNDP Leadership response to this displacement? Are they able to unselfishly reflect on these developments? Is the value of the life of the poor and displacement people less than theirs will all the privilege to state of the art security, mansions and personal jets. Where is their allegiance? a Shepard of which flock?

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  23. What a shame from the Tonga party! This is an assault on One Zambia One Nation motto! Time to lock up all instigators of violence in Zambia.

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  24. Mr Intelligent, you are just a fu you dont think at all i dont think you have a family were you come from, how can you think all that has any thing to do with e,c,lungu? cant you see or here how lung is toking about how he wants this country in peace? ahem on you, you just lost it. here its g,b,m and h,h who are to blame of all wat is happening to ure people in namwala.

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  25. this is serous, very serous mr. its people like you that are in that mes. dont take things simple as if its a game there files are just as your life.

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  26. Mr Intelligent please change your name to Mr Psychopath. Instead of feeling sorry for these innocent souls you choose to mock them. If HH went to state house, he was not going to take all of you there. He will just enjoy with his family and close friends.

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  27. Zambia has been independent for 51 years. People from all tribes are found in every part of Zambia. You have Tongas in Northern , Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, Copperbelt. What would happen if the people in those areas started targeting Tongas too? UPND and PF should educate their members, more so UPND in Southern province. This new politics by the new elite is worrying. The masses should not be used for narrow ends. In hear HH wants a government of national unity. Is this part of the plan coming to fruition? Remember Kaunda’s and Nkumbula’s Choma declaration and the One party state? Are we already saying the 50 + 1 threshold has failed? Was it ever going to succeed?

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  28. ALA MWILA UPA ABA TONGA, FIPUBA, FINAMA. WE SHOULD CHASE THEM FROM OTHER PROVINCES AS WELL SO THAT THEY CAN ONLY GO AND STAY IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE

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  29. Iwe Chi so called intelligent uli chipuba,how do you support the stupidity that these minorities are doing.Mind you there tongas are being spared where the majorities are.Start behaving imwe ba fimbwi!

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  30. This is not something I’d expected to happen in today’s Zambia. As someone very keen on ensuring that there’s an awareness by all Zambians of the implications of democracy, I am extremely disappointed by this kind of mentality. No one should condone this barbarity. If the people of Namwala want to be heard, they should try and convince these same neighbours about their sincerity in wanting a president that cares for all, not one for his tribal grouping. How do they expect these neighbours, their relatives, tribesmen and friends to trust them after this kind of behaviour? Two wrongs don’t make a right! This kind of indiscipline makes many people worry about the consequences of putting these people support in control of our country. The PF lost elections a few times under suspicious…

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  31. We have toed you time and again that if PF cadres will continue harassing UPND supporters then they will also react in such a manner. we have been saying please tell your Lungu to tame the cadres but he has always played politics on this issue. people don’t seem to sense where Lungu is driving us to until you are attacked by the same cadres shame cry mother Zambia the once mighty peaceful Country now being torned apart by Lungu.

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  32. Pray … pray.. pray but also stop this hypocrisy by Zambians who want to give advice that they are not willing to follow themselves. If you want to be a true christian respect other tribes in all your doings as well as your laws. The stupidity going on on znbc must be condemned by all peace loving citizens whereby they play all sorts of bemba without regard to the feelings of all other Zambians on English channels of tv and radio. This no matter how you see it is evidence of an entrenched system of subjugation of other tribes in indirect and tacit methods which unfortunately are now being exposed. One Zambia cannot be one nation with such media policies. Forget it. And some of your leaders are unrepentant in this – what do you expect? Its time to change and accept that all tribes stand…

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  33. I hope those disgraced diplomats that were feasting at the house of HH are sending messages about these barbaric acts just as they sit in their aircon offices with a finger on the panic button for them to be evacuated in the event the country plunges into a civil war

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  34. This is PF project to divide zambia. Chishimba Kambwili launched this project on ZNBC.PF cadres are sponsored to provoke pipo of SP as part of propaganda.

    Can even seen tat these ar Lazy homeless chaps taking advantage of situation to appeal for aid.

    Nonsense.,!

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  35. Just arrest or kill the Rebel leader of Upnd hh and this nonsense will be things of the past its better for one ***** hh to die and go to hell than to put many people in such a situation

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    • Bolingo, i agree with you on certain things but let us agree on one thing HH or the UPND are not the first to displace a number of people. we do not want violence, killing brings only more hate, but we have to start to look at these people as we would ourselves, our children, our parents etc.. we should work together regardless of our political stands to find solutions for people like these shown in the photos and even those unseen, those without, sadly, “Rights” and a voice. they need you and the rest of us to give them that.

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  36. UPND supporters I expected you to feel sorry for these displaced people. Do you realize that there are more Tongas and Ilas in Luapula, North Muchinga and Eastern provinces compared to the few in your province? the who selenje and Mkushi farm block is full of Tongas. you are risking the lives of your people in these provinces including CB, Lusaka and Central.

    Please understand that in comparison you Tongas and Ilas are very few, so stop all these nonsense whether you are Ila or Tonga stop it.

    To my people in Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, North, CB, Central and Lusaka PF Stronng hold Please please do not harm any of our Tonga or ila bretheren in your midist these are your relatives living among you according to the bible. Even though your people are being persecuted God will fight…

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  37. mwe ba tonga dont be used by politicians who even took your land to feed your cattle. chiefs remember tosi war in luanda those inserting you have dual citizen they will fly out leaving you in mess

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  38. @Mundetelele

    Please read what Mundetelele writes.. that is a zambian writing. The poeple who are doing this are not Tongas but thugs and paid thiefs. This not about tribe.. in zambia there is no triblism. Shame on you who with your hate speech concerning other tribes.Zambians have been always one. If you want to president just campign rightly and win. You loose campign properly… sata, RB, Levy showed us how to go. Losing is part of the election.

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  39. PF has been attacking Tongas & UPND Cadre Marketeers in Lusaka & Copperbelt. What they forget is that there are Nyanjas/Bembas/PF Cadres in Southern/Western/NW Provinces too.

    Lungu feels safe & even fans this violence becoz he’s the only one profiting from this senseless violence and there’s indication that he’ll declare State of Emergency so that he becomes a defacto Dictator.

    But violence has a way of catching up with perpetrators. Remember how Gadaffi, Sadaam, Bin laden, Ceausescu, etc died.

    Violence begets violence.

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  40. Does nobody care that when all is said and done, the Women and Children are the ones that suffer the most. Where do they go to? what sanitation facilities do they have? what do they eat?
    Plots in Zambia are given at whatever PRICE, our so called planners never think of the road, water, electricity and sewage network (e.g. Kawangwe), yet one gets a bill for water and electricity they did not use. Politics have been nothing but a dirty game, Humanity must not be Dirty. These people are a part of us, whether we want to see them or not, their Children are also Zambia´s future.. can we ever try to find lasting solutions and not temporal solutions that come to this every now and then…

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  41. One can see what type of the UPND and its leaders are as they have nothing to do with the displaced people in Namwala but rather busy with their petition. Where is the plight of human beings comparing to UPND political club.
    To add on, the issue of tribalism was not started yesterday but has been there and is an inborn element whether one likes it or not in Tongas. At times practiced openly or behind curtains at all levels no matter how highly educated a person could be. It is a virus that keeps eating our fellow brothers and sisters. Talking from experience when six of us applied for jobs at Zambia Railways in 1986 from Tazara. Four Tongas, one Easterner and me from Nothern and only our friends with Tonga names were picked. One of the four though bearing Tonga name because of the father…

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  42. Cont’d….and grew up with the mother in Serenje but could not even speak Tonga. I could hear from Tonga friends even boasting that these people do not know that ZR is our company because it was monopolised by Tongas from Livingstone to Chililabombwe

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