UPND Secretary General Stephen Katunka(c) having an interview with the Journalists immediately after the briefing of Aspiring Presidential Candidates,Running mates and their Agents at Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka
UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka(c) having an interview with
the Journalists
The UPND has welcomed the move by a law firm which has reported their President Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to the International Criminal Court.

UPND General Secretary Stephen Katuka said his party welcomes the independent scrutiny of the ICC and those bodies concerned with the protection of human rights in light of the current situation in the country.

Mr Katuka said it is the PF who have been abusing their members as opposed to the claims of the law firm which has reported their leaders of the said crimes.

“Moves to report UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and Vice-President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity are surprising given the levels of abuse and discrimination our party and its supporters are currently receiving, as well as the numerous calls by HH for peace and unity at all costs.

“Nevertheless, as UPND we would welcome the independent scrutiny of the ICC and those bodies concerned with the protection of human rights in light of the current situation in Zambia. We want an open door on such matters, where no one is allowed to hide violations that infringe the rights of our people with media closures or the co-option of police officers,” he said.

He has since said his party is ready to fully cooperate with the ICC and provide them evidence of the PF’s involvement in crimes against humanity.

“Further, we are ready to fully cooperate with the ICC and provide them with countless witness testimonies, photos and video evidence of the PF’s involvement in crimes against humanity.

“We feel sure that the relatives and loved ones of the many victims of such violence to date will welcome any such attempt to identify and punish the culprits, particularly as we have reported numerous cases to the police but they have been unable to act against the PF Government since they are in power,” he said.

Lewis Nathan Advocates, with Liaison Offices in Dubai, Johannesburg and Cape-Town has written to the ICC on behalf of some Zambians who are victims of attacks in some strongholds of the UPND.

The Law Firm have alleged that there is a reasonable basis to believe that Mr. Hichilema and Mr. Mwamba have committed ,aided and abetted ,ordered or incited crimes of torture and persecution and damage to public and private properties of Zambians.

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  1. Offcourse, PF as usual have just shot themselves in the foot. They survive on violence and now that they have alerted the ICC, how will they survive going forward especially with the rerun that is on the way? Who are they going to say is causing violence when everyone will be alert each step of the rerun?

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    • What about PF instigated violence there is no way political violence can be perpetuated by the opposition . Where is the law are you saying PF has failed to stem the so called riots from UPND how? There is so much lawlessness from PF cadres and politicians its pathetic.

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    • Of course what those lawyers have done in involving the ICC to bring to account perpetrators of political violence in Zambia is more than welcome and timely.
      PF knows, UPND, knows, FDD knows, every Zambian known who maims opponents with pangas, shoots at people going to a political meeting, petrol bombs the other’s party headquarters, and fakes a south African village as being in Zambia.
      There seems to be confusion in the one camp. Cry wolf and score own goal.

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    • Those lawyers are not stupid. They have played a dining reverse reporting. PF shouldn’t celebrate this, they should ask them on their hidden motive. Read beyond the script.

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  2. Some two chintomfwas will soon be trekking between Lusaka and the Hague. The fat one will grow thin and the other one will run mad because of high tempers. His dollars shall also be depleted by the Hungry lawyers from outside Zambia. Then the end will surely come.

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    • YOU HAVE GOT IT WRONG IT WILL NOT BE THE TWO FROM UPND. MY FRIEND THESE ARE EDUCATED LEARNED LAWYERS WHO CANNOT BE BOUT WITH STOLEN MONEY? THOSE HAVE SCRUPLES AND WILL GET THEIR FACTS RIGHT. THOSE CANNOT BE CORRUPTED? PEOPLE WILL GROW SLM AGAIN.

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  3. The violence in Dundumwezi and the rest of Hyena’s Strong hold is what will have enough evidence to Cage Hungry Hyena and Fat Albert in this Matter.
    It’s not about baseless petition it’s about Human violence and intimidation which has been overwhelmly exposed in Tongaland.

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    • This issue is actually about Pf but UPND. So UPND bloggers be sensible enough you are not going to the Hague against PF. Mulekula mumano

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    • HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE VIOLENCE OF THE PF DURING CAMPAIGNS AND AFTER THE FAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS? WE ARE READY TO BE INTERVIEWED AND YOU FORGET THERE ARE VIDEOS OF THE HAPPENINGS BY THE PANGA WIELDING AND NOW ARMED PF CADRES.

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  4. @ 1.Please Don’t Dununa Reverse the nation, are you on the same planet as other human beings or you are so Tonga that you are failing to see beyound anything. Tongas in Southern Province are attacking other tribes, HH lost by all statistics a normal person can use and you are still dreaming of a rerun.

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    • @kci. Iam not Tonga, but it is plain to see that PF is the violent party. Who closed down The Post? Who closed down Muvi TV? Radio Komboni? Itezhitezhi radio? That will show you who the violent party are!

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    • kcl;

      Just get a life and calm down instead of using Tongas in vain.

      You must be bitter and envy of their success that you are trying by all means to demonize them.

      Hard luck , you will die a bitter and frustrated soul for nothing.

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  5. Asking for the rerun then you are askinot trouble.even the consituation court can not frustrate the will of the of the people.people will be beaten like animals.

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  6. The Billionairre Politician Bemba of DRC thought he was untouchable. Where is he??? Serving time at the Hague in an Orange Uniform. Soon Hakainde Savimbi Hichilema will join him. Already the international community has started seeing through Hakainde Savimbi Hichilema. He is a violent and blood thirsty man who shouldn’t be trusted with the leadership of Zambia. They are slowly disengaging. His rantings have no space on BBC or CNN now.

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  7. Iwe ka Katuka, don’t change the subject. It is not the PF who have been reported to the ICC but UPND. PF are in a celebration mood and are not interested in violence. It is those that are bitter after being walloped on 11 August who are causing mayhem in Southern Province. PRIMITIVE NEARNDERTHALS! They must wake up to the 21st Century. We want a civilized Zambia. Abash UPND criminals in SP.

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    • DISGUSTED,IF ANYONE SHOULD BE CALLED UNCIVILIZED IT IS YOU WHO IS FANNING TRIBALISMN LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY DOES NOT MEAN CHEATING AND INTIMIDATION. IT MEANS BEING TOLERENT AND HAVING THE RIGHT TO DISPUTE WHAT YOU KNOW IS UNFAIR.

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  8. This is timely action by the next friend. Lawlessness can’t continue like this in a country where citizens with homes become refuges in schools in their own country, others being stabled in hips and killed just because of HH & GBM who are hungry for power, are being cheated by their tribesmen that they are popular. Good move by the next friend.

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  9. Lewis Nathan Advocates, please include George Lwandamina, Nevers Mumba & some bloggers on this site, on the report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) who are always insulting and de-humanising other people, to join their masters HH & GBM.

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  10. Hakainde is just showing us how terrible a leader he is. In any game there are losers (HH) and Winners(ECL). like or not having a lot of money or property does not make you an automatic choice of the people. Accept loss and move on. you are aggravating your position paying the lawyers who wold be glad to share your loot.
    i would go further to encourage the national broadcaster to reintroduce the One Zambia One nation slogan on TV and Radio.
    we are one people in our only beloved country zambia. this is evidenced by the way we have mingle without fear amongst the various tribes of zambia. we do not see a different tribe in each other. Abashi tribalism. Abash ethnic cleansing!

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  11. @GK. PF closed down The Post, Muvi TV? Radio Komboni? Itezhitezhi radio? can you tell us why they are closed? No, you don’t know just being childish. Grow up and stop dreaming.

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