HH and Dr Banda giving interviews at KKIA
HH and Dr Banda giving interviews at KKIA

United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President for Politics Canisius Banda is calling for an enactment of a law to deter people from promoting tribal hatred in Zambia, reports Pan African Radio journalist Hermit Hachilonde.

Speaking during a media briefing held at the Party secretariat in Lusaka on the 29th August, 2016, Dr. Banda said it is imperative that the people advocating for tribal hatred must be imprisoned to maintain peace and unity which Zambia has enjoyed since independence.

Dr. Banda stated that it will be outrageous to allow some individuals to divide the country after fifty-one years of independence.

“We must have laws so that some who are talking promoting tribal hatred in Zambia can be arrested” Dr. Banda said

Meanwhile, UPND chairperson Mutale Nalumango said it was folly for any politician alleging that UPND is a region political party in Zambia.

She noted that tribal cards in Zambia are only being played by some politicians whose motive is to divide the country for their self-aggrandizement.

“It is folly for people to allege that UPND is tribal party in Zambia” Mutale Nalumango said

And the UPND vice President for politics Dr. Canisius Banda has since urged the former UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo who recently re-joined the Patriotic Front to put God first in his entire life.

Dr. Banda urged Mr. Lifwekelo not only to go to the PF for himself and his family but also to serve the community, affirming that he wishes him well in each and every aspect of his life.

“Edwin go! Go! We wish you well, also put God first where ever you will be and work for the community not for yourself and your family alone” he said

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  1. In other words arrest the entire pf including ka lungu for breaching the constitution and not handing over power.

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    • Dr Banda I thought you had a direct line to Hecky Hecky No! Instead of going on the radio you should have just called him up to tell him he needs to be caged for his tribal nonsense!

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    • There is no ni tribalism in Zambia,,,,,, only greedy people trying to use poor and desperate people,
      chishimba kambwili has repeated! You Wil never hear him talk about tribes again

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    • Are these people in their right state of mind? Why are they still denying the ethnic cleansing that took place in Southern Province? UPND is a very tribal party, period!

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    • Very sane party are UPND.

      Calm and collected despite their vote being stolen from PF.

      I advocate full 100% violence with bloodshed if the Constitutional COurt rules in favour of PF>

      PF offered nothing and they have subtly stolen UPND’s vote.

      Ladies and Gentlemen Riot and may the SOldiers, take a leaf out of Turkey SOldiers and uprside but in the case they must win.

      Wither UPND OR the Army takes over.

      This is a sane woman’s declaration for the love of her country.

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • THESE !DIOTS IN UPND CALLING THEMSELVES OR MASQUERADING AS LEADER AND SEEMINGLY HIGHLY EDUCATED DON’T HAVE THEIR BRAINS IN THE RIGHT PLACES. WHO ARE THEY TRYING TO STICK TRIBAL TAG WITH? THE TRIBAL TAG IS THE CORNER STONE OF THEIR POLITICS AND USE IT FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THEIR HOPELESS PARTY. HH HIMSELF CAME IN AS A LEADER ON A TRIBAL TICKET, ALMOST ALL THEIR TOP LEADERS USE IT DIRECTLY/INDIRECTLY FOR CAMPAIGNS. MUNKOMBWE IS ON RECORD FOR THAT AND OTHERS. DO THEY THINK THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA ARE FUULS AS THEY ARE? CANICIUS BANDA IS PROBABLY THE ONLY PERSON I RESPECT IN THE ENTIRE UPND PARTY. HE SHOULD MAKE ME LOSE MY RESPECT FOR HIM.

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    • Does Zambia really need this judiciary concorted by corrupt Lungu and PF?

      My answer is no. The opposition should start fighting for a trully independent police force and the judiciary because their current form they are a danger to peace in Zambia.

      Why do I say both the judiciary and the police force are a danger to the peace in Zambia? For a start how many court rulings has PF police failed to enforce with impunity since it came to power? I can not remember any?

      We have the latest ruling about illegal ministers but no action to stop PF illegal ministers from abusing state resources and force them to pay back.

      Bail applications are given by the courts to release the UPND supporters but PF police under instructions from the top they refuse to enforce the ruling with impunity…

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    • Just stop those disgruntled UPND supporters, who are in fact criminals, who were brutalising people from other tribes, beating them up and burning theit houses.

      Such acts are likely to directly make people think those UPND cadres are tribal, what else.

      Yes, we know and understand that it is not everyone in UPND who is tribal, but those who beat up people on the basis that they were not from their tribe are tribal.

      What would you say, if you were the one whose house, business, property, food, etc. were burnt and you were told “because your name is not from our region, so we believe you did not vote for our preferred candidate”?

      Would you say it is normal politics? Not at all. Shying away from plain reality and truth is what worsens matters. We need to face matters as they…

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    • Bail applications are given by the courts to release the UPND supporters but PF police under instructions from the top they refuse to enforce the ruling with impunity again.

      Even in this matter regarding the petition its just sheer waste of time and money because there is no one to enforce the judgement should the opposition win.

      Therefore in the absence of fair justice only a protests and if they fail a civil war would correct these PF evil schemes.

      Kanjanga should resign for contempt of court by allowing his police officers to defy the court ruling with impunity on sevrral occassions.

      By Wanzelu.

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    • Those people are claiming to be abused in Namwala are PF cadres planted by PF.

      How can some claim to have lived in Namwala for eleven years not manage to utter a word of ila? Is that real?

      Any way the truth will eventually come out.

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    • Some comments on this blog, awe sure. Has this girl @1.4 (Mushota) got all her senses? insane gril

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    • As I have said, yes we know and understand that it is not everyone in UPND who is tribal, but those who beat up people on the basis that they were not from their tribe are tribal.

      And UPND needs to condemn them without being seen to cover or should them. Otherwise it would show that UPND leadership approves of it.

      Those criminals combined two aspects in their behaviour;

      1) They claimed they were upnd who were against those who were not UPND.

      2) They used tribe as criteria for identifying the hose who were not UPND.

      Now, if you cover and try to sweep under the carpet, you will not address the matter and it will keep showing it ugly face – haunting you every election year.

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    • This doctor is in the wrong party. Time he joined the only party that means well for the country, the Patriotic Front.

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    • @ 1.4 Mushota,

      That is a very irresponsible statement from a human being.

      You know what, make such careless submissions is very irresponsible.

      It may happen that only one person may be affected and you, @1.4 Mushota, may not even see the said bloodshed because it would have come from you, and would only be seen by others.

      Let us be responsible, not unwise.

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    • Shame on you no respect at all I wonder how you live in your home, I guess even your mother and father are also insulted by YOU. I have heard most times that we respect our Elders no matter where, how, and what they do in the community so that you may live longer here on earth I guess Satan is waiting for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. STUPID

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    • I hope the 1mbecile BY heard this. For you NEZ, your are just a failed bas.turd, you were once a strategist and now media talking s.hit

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    • I hope the 1mbecile HH heard this. For you NEZ, your are just a failed bas.turd, you were once a strategist and now media talking s.hit. For Dr Banda remember to pay rent on time there won’t be any sympathy

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  2. “If God intended reasonable men and women to worship Him without embarrassment, why did He create Christopher Hitchens? It was a fatal miscalculation. In God Is Not Great, Hitchens not only demonstrates that religion is man-made — and made badly — he laughs the whole monstrosity to rubble. This is a profoundly clever book, addressing the most pressing social issue of our time, by one of the finest writers in the land.”

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  3. Dr. Banda is very wise and always careful with his words. Go! Go! Edwin! Lol indeed people like fatherless chiyabi Bwalya, Mumbi Phiri, Davies Chama etc must be in prison. These idi0ts are dividing Zambia.

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  4. Another non entity cadre is speaking. How can we listern to a cadre who is put aside in a tribal party, in preference to what tribalists believe is a superior tribe, to new comers. Uko!!! Now u r disoriented in yotribal party! 5 yrs. U wil b evicted again & again.

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  5. The genesis of tribalism is UPND please read their constitution on the qualifications of the party president. This was the same problem in Zambia Railways during the time of Anderson Mazoka, Mrs Monze, Hachipuka there was Mumpashya commission which investigated tribalism played by our tonga brothers and sisters. May be the media houses can did deeper on this report.

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    • pio, you the Tribalist mentioned above.

      But since Tongas are wise , they will ignore your Tribal hatrade and you will die a bitter person for nothing.

      All the best in your Tribal rantings.

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  6. The beauty about Dr Banda is that when he opens up his mouth you know something good is coming out.

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  7. PF have put on the armour of dividing the nation on tribal grounds for selfish reasons, and they don’t even feel shy when they open their mouths in public talking about other tribes. This doesn’t happen in developed countries.

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  8. Dr who? Tell under five that story. Its in tongaland where there is xenophobia attacks. Have you seen any tribal fighting in copperbelt, northen, luapula, muchinga, eastern, central and lusaka provinces whre ECL had landslide wins?

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  9. What kind of a party is this? A party with full of people ,who hate even the development that has been taken to their door steps? Destroying a clinic,school, police post, burning tires in our expensive roads ? destroying infrastructure that has been put up to help them and there families? Beating up people suspected to have give PF a few votes?.
    Wake up Zambia don’t live in the parable of the boiled frog.
    Peace.

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  10. Dr. Banda please hit a nail on the head of UPND and HH for their ethnic cleansing in southern province. Tell your boss HH to tame his cadres in the south.

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  11. Doc, 1st of all admit their is problem. You cant say there is no tribal problem in UPND but then advocate for a law against tribalism. Are you saying everyone else is tribal in Zambia except UPND? That would be a jock! At the bottom of your heart you know that SP gave 99% (550,000) of it’s vote to tribesmate HH. No other province did that, not even EP for ECL. HH received decent vote in EP & rest of PF strongholds. The tribal cleansing in SP after the polls is well documented. So get over your denial & smell the coffee. UPND has a tribal objective b4 anything else!

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  12. I think you are all missing it. What Dr. Canacius Banda is advocating is that we need to have laws in the Country which makes it an offence for any one who talks and promotes tribal talk in order to influence or incite the people for his own benefit. For example we may have a law which says “calling someone a tribalist or promoting tribalism during public discussions is a criminal offense”. One who commits such an offense shall be liable to fine of not less 15 000 Kwancha or save a sentence of not less than six month with hard labor or both depending on the gravity of the offence committed. I am not a lawyer but those who are lawyers can refine it better. With such a law in place many would be deterred from altering tribal nonsense in public let alone seen to promote it. No one…

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    • Suppose such a law was in place and I call someone a tribalist and then prove it beyond reasonable doubt, would you say I have committed crime?

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  13. Further & in case you didn’t notice the proposed Bill of Rights that you rejected had specific protections against tribal & invective objectives. Did you read the document before objecting to it sir? What law do you want now? I must say that UPND existence & objectives in the past 2 elections especially has been disappointing. You we’re all lost to national interests but you instead put narrow party interests ahead. Even current petition is a narrow minded approach to national issues. Take time to reform as a party before its too late. Some 1 with better national appeal will take your place if you dont.

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    • @14 Chosen One! This is a good one!! The only problem is that PF lacks proper communication to nail down these UPND propagandists. UPND and its supporters promoted tribalism many times and HH’s Presidency to the party was birthed by the same scourge! They can even be accused of having fought the Bill of Rights bcoz it was going to diminish their propensity for this tribalism vice!

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  14. During the campaigns it no secret that Upnd was operating on tribal lines. They mobilized Luvales etc against the PF. Just go to chief Nkana and ask any youth why they didn’t vote for PF he’s going to tell you that ni party yaba Bemba. Anyone doubting this, should just take a trip to this area.

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  15. A fool may throw a stone into a well, which a hundred wise men cannot pull out

    PFOOLS may sow seeds of tribal hatred which may take hundreds of years to heal.

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  16. Speaking against tribalism immediately after the xenophobic storm has calmed down in the south. Very convenient indeed! Only fools will take you seriously!

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  17. Is GBM compatible with Canisius Banda nangu ni kani yumunyokola njala? Just thinking aloud after a carefully analysis of the two calibres….

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  18. very well pilgrim..UPND will stand for Zambnians United ..not pf who are dividing..Lifwekelo is after his stomach and family..

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  19. arrest chishimba kambwili as he comes out of ICU..he’s been talking rtibal and hate speeches all through the campaigns

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  20. In the olden days, Mushota could have been arrested, tied, probably raped by sexually starved prisoners and stoned to death for the abomination she has just uttered. Thank God you are yapping from abroad nga lunshi pamafi. How do you pray for blood shed? Are you a vampire. Utumatako ubunono.

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  21. Come in pay rentals for you. That boy wouldn’t pay rentals for you cause you from eastern province now you’ve forgotten. Wake up arrest HH first

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  22. 2006 -ONLY A TONGA can be UPND PRESIDENT, 2006,HH in Koama- “Don’t vote ULP MP,Sakwiba has SOLD YOU HE is WORKING WITH SATA a BEMBA. VOTE FOR ME YOUR COUSIN”,Jan 2015 Mukombwe – “Its TIME for a TONGA to rule,after LUVALE,KAONDE,LOZI,LUNDA” -other tribes not mentioned and now see the voting that year and now! Charles Milupi,Jan 2015 campaign in Mongu -” SOUTHERN,WESTERN,NWESTERN,let us unite so that we can control Zambia”- other provinces not mentioned,see the voting that year and now! HH, Jan2015 campaign-“You are poor in NWestern Province bcoz PF is taking your money to build MUCHINGA. When you ELECT ME I WILL STOP THAT NONSENSE”- repeated this Year,see voting! NOW ETHNIC CLEANSING in these 3 Provinces- CAN WE DOUBT!?

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  23. DR BANDA, IF YOU ARE SERIOUS, WORK ON YOUR UPND AND SOUTHERN WESTERN AND NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCES THAT ARE TRIBAL. ENCOURAGE YOUR PEOPLE IN THESE AREAS TO CHANGE THEIR MIND SET. YOU KNOW HOW PEOPLE IN THESE AREAS VOTED THAT THERE WANTED NOBODY ELSE BUT A TONGA. IT DIDN’T MATTER WHAT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS HAD BEEN DONE THERE, TALK ABOUT THE MOST EXPENSIVE BRIDGE IN AFRICA BETWEEN MONGU AND KALABO. TRIBALISM SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THESE AREAS FIRST AND THAT IS WHEN YOU CAN BEGIN TO TALK GENERALLY. WHY LOOK ELSEWHERE WHEN YOU HAVE A LOG IN YOUR EYES AND YOUR FRIEND JUST HAS A SPECK?

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    • @27 Mazuba, I am with 100%! These guys are very good at propaganda! They start something and then play victim. My take is reporting that violence on Bembas and Easterners to the ICC will and has helped rein in their propensity for tribal ill treatment of others! Who can understand why Western Province voted so much against Pf despite the priority they were given to do very expensive projects there. Similarly Southern received a good share of development but all that never earned PF good votes! What other than tribalism at play!!

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  24. If you want to be politically known just join UPND. They will quickly give you a position. When you talk talk for a year or two resign and join PF they will recognize you quickly. What I mean is that Dr. Canacius Banda does not have the political acumen the politician is supposed to have

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  25. Pass, no comment. However, I must say that I don’t understand what Dr Banda is talking about. Why doesn’t he just point at HH and get him arrested? The appointment of GBM is a strong example of tribalism but anyway the good thing is that it cost HH dearly. Felix Mutati quickly saw through their trickery and abandoned them in time.

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  26. Nalumango you are on record; soon after your polling agents collectively informed you that your HH the man you had supported had lost, you held a press conference alongside Nervous Mumba where you screamed with your voice of a primary school teacher ” Arise youth of Zambia! fight for your democracy!, rise and go forward and claim your vote!”, you are taped and recorded this evidence is accompanying the claim by the poor villagers of Maala who soon after your clarion cry were speared, had their huts burnt and property destroyed. We shall make you an example before the ICC as you abetted the commission of crimes against humanity, which is the highest International Criminal Crime. Imwe mulinokulapila

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