Chikwato Village
Chikwato Village

Five political parties in Namwala district have met under the auspices of the district political parties’ liaison committee and resolved that they will work with traditional leadership to promote peace and unity in the area.

The parties include the Patriotic Front (PF), the United Party for National Development (UPND), the Rainbow, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) and Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD).

The meeting was addressed by the District Electoral Officer Henry Chawah, who is also Namwala district council secretary.

The political parties have also resolved to have radio programmes that promote unity among members of the communities in their respective political parties.

Namwala district has experienced some post-election political violence following the announcement of the presidential election results last week.

In another development, chief Mungaila of the Ila people in Namwala district has distanced himself from the people who have been causing violence in some parts of his chiefdom.

Chief Mungaila’s representative Mbeza Shingwele told ZANIS that the traditional leader was in fact appealing for peace in the district.

Mr. Shingwele said the situation has now normalised and hoped that the state of affairs will remain as it is now.

And Government has intensified humanitarian efforts in Namwala district, Southern Province, where the number of people displaced by post-election political violence has now reached 143.

This follows the repatriation of 86 more people on Sunday by the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under the Vice-president’s office to Namwala Secondary School, which is being used as a safe zone.

Meanwhile, ZAMBIA Police in Southern Province says the situation was still unpredictable in different parts of the province.

Last week some suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres rioted in different districts in the province after the announcement of the final Presidential elections results.

Southern Province Police commissioner Godwin Phiri said the police was alert and monitoring some stubborn prone areas.

“Despite the unpredictability of the state of affairs Zambia Police remain alert monitoring stubborn areas where there was intimidation,” Mr Phiri said.

He said the Police however, recorded one case of arson in Namwala where unknown persons set ablaze a house destroying property worth K15, 000 in an inferno.

Meanwhile a Ndola business executive Humphrey Katapa 31, has committed suicide in Kalomo after he threw himself onto the moving truck on the Livingstone Lusaka road on Sunday.

The matter was reported to Kalomo Police Station by Mr Kabaso Mpangi of Ndola that his business partner Mr Katapa committed suicide after throwing himself onto a moving truck which was heading to Livingstone from Lusaka.

“This occurred on Sunday around 16:00 hours near Kalomo River and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Kalomo hospital. The reason was not known and the body was deposited in Kalomo hospital mortuary,” he said.

The police in Choma recorded an assault of occasioning actual bodily harm on Brenda Hamweene caused by her son Shabiya Kasamu while Maamba police station recorded an assault case where Oscar Siachisumo 30, was assaulted by a person only identified as Lawrence, as the other name was not known.

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Burnt Chikwato Village
Chikwato Village
Chikwato Village
ZAF Pilot walking through burnt Chikwato Village
ZAF Pilot walking through burnt Chikwato Village
ZAF Pilot walking through burnt Chikwato Village
ZAF Pilot walking through burnt Chikwato Village
Chikwato Village burned - ZAF Pilot Views
Chikwato Village burned – ZAF Pilot Views
A Zambia Red Cross official checks the burned down house in Chikwato village in Namwala District, Southern Province, where 143 people have now been displaced in a wave of political violence. Nine village have been affected by the violence.
A Zambia Red Cross official checks the burned down house in Chikwato village in Namwala District, Southern Province, where 143 people have now been displaced in a wave of political violence. Nine village have been affected by the violence.
A Zambia Red Cross official checks the burned down house in Chikwato village in Namwala District, Southern Province, where 143 people have now been displaced in a wave of political violence. Nine village have been affected by the violence.
A Zambia Red Cross official checks the burned down house in Chikwato village in Namwala District, Southern Province, where 143 people have now been displaced in a wave of political violence. Nine village have been affected by the violence.
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Chikwato Village Victims

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Chikwato Village Victims
Chikwato Village Victims
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30 COMMENTS

  1. Now you know that HH is a drvoted sadist who is dangerously bitter against Zambians. He takes pride in this ethnic cleansing believing it can coerce Zambia into crowning him President. Not without love and respect of the Zambian people, he will never realize an inch of that dream till he learns to love.

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    • A leader cannot be this devoted to anger, bitterness, envy and schemes of wanton ethnic cleansing the country is witnessing in Namwala on orders of HH. He is a clear and present and present danger to the country where ever his loyalty.

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    • THE SPEAKER should be very CAREFUL for he EXPOSES HIMSELF TO INDICTMENT FOR his PERCEIVED ACTION OR INACTIONS!!! FOR ALL CRIMES COMMITTED AFTER LODGEMENT OF PETITION, IN THE NAME OF THE PRESIDENT WILL BE ATTRIBUTED TO HIM, BECOZ AS FAR AS THE CONSTITUTION GOES, HE IS PRESIDENT FROM LAST FRIDAY!!

      MR SPEAKER , AS SPEAKER, YOU ARE IN PRIME POSITION TO UNDERSTAND THIS CONSTITUTION CLEARLY!!
      YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE!!!
      GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!!!

      SUMMON OP DIRECTOR, ARMY, ZAF, ZNS COMMANDERS & DG OF POLICE TO YOUR CHAMBERS, in the PRESENCE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO SPELL OUT WHAT THE CONSTITUTION DEMANDS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS CONCERNED!!!

      WHEN YOU ARE SUED – YOU WILL HAVE NO DEFENCE!!!! IGNORANCE IS NO DEFENCE EITHER!!!!

      CHAGWA IS COMMITTING CRIMES IN YOUR NAME – & GUESS WHAT??? HE HAS NOTHING…

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    • ….NOTHING TO LOSE AS LONG AS YOU SIT ON YOUR BUTT!!

      UNLESS YOU TENDERED YOUR RESIGNATION AS THE PETITION WAS BEING TENDERED then you have NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!!

      TO SAVE YOUR BUTT, ORGANISE FOR THIS MEETING ASAP, SUCH THAT IT IS ON RECORD, ONLY THEN CAN YOU CLAIM POWER WAS USURPED FROM YOU!!!!

      THE CONSTITUTION IS ABOUT PEOPLE UPHOLDING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES, it is NOT ABOUT BEING SCARED!!!!!!
      REMEMBER IGNORAMUSES SUCH AS ROLAND MSISKA & THEIR VERBAL DIARRHOEA, ARE NOT SINGING FROM THE CONSTITUTIONAL HYMN BOOK & THEY WON”T BE VOLUNTEERING ANY TIME SOON TO DEFEND YOU!!

      MR SPEAKER, REMEMBER, ONLY YOU & YOU ALONE, IS DIRECTED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE – if you FEEL IT IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU, JUST RESIGN, we will all UNDERSTAND,
      “IFINTU FI KONKA…

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    • REMEMBER, MR SPEAKER, there are 15,000,000 ZAMBIANS WAITING TO SEE WHAT YOU DO!!!
      THIS IS NO KIDS PLAY, THE CONSTITUTION’S DIRECTIVE, KICKED IN FRIDAY 1600hrs!!!!

      “IFINTU FI KONKA ABAUME!!!”

      I thank you!!

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    • That’s the Armageddon we were promised before the elections and it has been delivered in full package. It seems someone has succeeded. The Bible says from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. I remember a nursery song ‘ Be careful little mouth what you say’.
      Which leader worth his salt promises harm to the people he intends to lead? Or they were so myopic and thought Armageddon was only going to affect fellow politicians. People can now see some people for who they really are.

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    • @Senior Citizen, You are the people insisting such nonsense. You know that Lungu stole the election yet pretending not to see. What we are seeing in Zambia should be put at RB, he started the wako ni wako rubbish, yet he is a former president. That man should be held accountable because he should have not promoted such. Former Presidents should advise not participate in politics. I hate to see my country divided becoz of greed brought by people like you. stop it and be responsible. WHY DO YOU HAVE SUCH HATE FOR HH??

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    • Never in my wildest dreams did I see my country skirting with civil war. Never. Please let’s do the right thing and move on

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    • Let the Chiefs also join in that progressive move. Am sure whatever differences there are can be resolved. In Zambia we don’t turn on our neighbours. Some of us even in our homes different members of our families have divergent political views. I believe the people of Namwala will overcome their differences.

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  2. The game is afoot! This is either going to get the UPND a new president, or destroy it even further. Today the upnd have petitioned the elections. If they don’t win, they will appeal. If they don’t succeed, they will insight people to revolt against the government. I don’t think they will end this silly circus. ECL will be squized so much that in the end he will decide to use his stick against them. At that moment, sanity would be established. Thereafter, I predict confusion in upnd. Mark my word, this would be the start of the end of upnd. New members would want take over party leadership, the situation that the founder members would not take. Suffice to mention that the 2016 upnd has been the strongest in the history of opposition parties in Zambia. Another party will image to be more…

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    • Appealing to where if the decision goes against them? Have you read the constitution? My dear there is no appeal from either party once the ConCourt delivers its verdict.

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  3. This is barbaric. Destroying property and beating up people will never be the solution. UPND should have distinguished themselves from PF cadre behaviour. Now it looks like both PF and UPND are exactly the same. When we say you should not give up, we are not saying using violent behaviour. The case is in the ConCourt. Why then trying to take the law in your own hands. These PF supporters you are beating up are your brothers and sisters, these are your neighbours and friends and fellow Zambian citizens. This is not time to show double standards. Violence is violence and should not be tolerated. I support HH and team but I will not support this type of behaviour from other UPND supporters. The UPND leadership must strongly condemn this behaviour from their supporters.

    No one is blocking…

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    • contd..
      No one is blocking you from demonstrating, but this should be done in a peaceful manner as stipulated in the constitution. Lets hope this meeting from these leaders will resolve this issue.

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    • Atleast today, your Mr. intelligent has been availed and not the nonsense you always regurgitate iwe chi car lar

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  4. People are not fools. We are watching all that is happening. Even if a re-run is called someone will be suprised.

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  5. This was caused by a bush fire.Some people in the picture stay in chawama compound i don’t believe this story .Lungu just handover power.

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    • @ Phote your an idi0t a full blown imbecile, surely if you look at the photos do you see any sign of a bush fire? learn to be objective. To fight the problem at hand we need to look beyond our political preferences and accept were their is a problem. Because of f00ls like you we might end up burning the Zambia we love our home and our pride, some of us can manage to migrate but most of our relatives would suffer and die.

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    • @ Phote your an idi0t a full blown 1mbecile, surely if you look at the photos do you see any sign of a bush fire? learn to be objective. To fight the problem at hand we need to look beyond our political preferences and accept were their is a problem. Because of f00ls like you we might end up burning the Zambia we love our home and our pride, some of us can manage to migrate but most of our relatives would suffer and die.

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  6. Mr Intelligent it is refreshing to hear such wise words of peace and unity from a UPND supporter. You have given me hope that there are still some good people despite all these shameful and unZambian acts of violence bordering on xenophobia. I now have hope that we still do have One Zambia One Nation.

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  7. I’m disappointed with my president of our party HH. We have lost we are suppose to regroup and plan for next election in Five year. Why is he doing this. GBM and nevers have spoiled him. last time the gap was only 27,000 now is 100,000+!!! and we want recount?

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  8. Atase bane ubutonga ukutumpa. If others react…….? Tongas, Tongas, Tongas, stop it. Whom do you think you are? There are Tongas everywhere….on the Copperbelt, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northen, Central………. Stop it before others react. You are doing this so that when others react, you run to International community and propagate for GOVT of National Unity……wanko mwailasha mwembwa mwe

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  9. You selfish few Tongas stop the rot otherwise the rest of the provinces, particularly, Northern, Luapula and Muchinga will copy paste your acts and you will cry the loudest.

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  10. This is what masons can do. On the day of judgement all those who are supporting HH to destroy this country will answer before God personally. Is it difficulty to tell HH that yes we wanted you to be president but not through inflicting pain on innocent lives. HH told his supporterrs to be active and not to be docile. These families should use this to sue HH for crimes against humanity. If HH is not sued for crimes against humanity another mad person can come up and do worse. He was on radio today again saying they will be canage. What kind of blood thirst is this mason person.

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